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OUR HERO ROBIN HOOD

Robin Hood comic book cover
A Collection of contemporary amd earlier memorabilia illustrating the Robin Hood legend is on display in the Rossell Hope Robbins Library in Rush Rhees Library through December 22 and fron January 15 to 19.

Robin Hood: Development of a Popular Hero includes books, comicsa, films, toys, and other objects in a rough history of the outlaw-s appearance in literary and popular culture. Robin-s debut in literature—which does not depict him in a heroic light—dates back to 1377, although few strictly medieval documents featuring Robin still survive. The more popular legend of Robin Hood, on that is known by most children today, portrays Robin as a noble outlaw who steals from the rich and gives to the poor.


The exhibit displays about 50 items from the private collections of Adjunct Curator of the Rossell Hope Robbins Library Alan Lupack and Professor of English Thomas Hahn, include the comic book Classics Illustrated No. 7 (reprinted 1955) pictured above. For more information, contact the Robbins Library at x5-0110.

Events scheduled for Monday, December 4 (after 5 p.m.) through Monday, January 22

EXHIBITIONS & TOURS

Hartnett Gallery

Vision = Life: AIDS Posters from the Edward C. Atwater Collection

November 27 through December 20
Collection seeks to provide an interdisciplinary space for considering some of the major issues and challenges of the AIDS pandemic. Wilson Commons. Special Event: Reception with Edward Atwater, November 15, 5 to 7 p.m.

Memorial Art Gallery

Georgia O’Keeffe: Color and Conservation

Through December 31
The exhibition includes 25 oil paintings and two pastels from all periods of O’Keeffe’s career. A series of never-before-published letters between the artist and her conservator, Caroline Keck, reveal O’Keeffe’s painstaking methods and the importance she placed on use of color. The show includes photographs of O’Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz on loan from the George Eastman House. Call x5-3081 or visit http://mag.rochester.edu for hours or details. Grand Gallery.

My America: Art from the Jewish Museum Collection 1900–1955

Through December 24
Features works by Jewish American artists from the first half of the 20th century. The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper that represent styles ranging from social realism to modernism to abstract expressionism. Preview party on October 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. features entertainment and a sneak preview. Call x5-3081 or visit http://mag.rochester.edu for hours or details.

Special Event: My America Family Day, November 19, noon to 4 p.m. The whole family can enjoy art activities, tours, storytelling, and musical performances.

Calling Every Man, Woman and Child!: American World War I Posters

Through January 21
Playing on cultural roles of gender and family and utilizing the power of symbols and personification, the posters of the First World War are works of both art and propaganda, Call x5-3081 or visit http://mag.rochester.edu for hours or details. Lockhart Gallery.

Anxious Objects: Willie Cole’s Favorite Brands

January 21 through March 11
Fun, funky, and provocative, Willie Cole’s work reflects his urban, African-American experience. By Africanizing or ritualizing common western objects, he constructs bridges to other times and cultures. Call x5-3081 or visit http://mag.rochester.edu for hours or details. Grand Gallery. Special event: Exhibition party featuring live music and entertainment in four areas of the gallery. For ticket information, call 473-7720, ext. 3510. January 20, 8 to 11 p.m.

Highlights Tours

Free with admission. Meet at the admission desk. December 10 and 17 at 2 p.m.

Rush Rhees Library

Robin Hood: Development of a Popular Hero

Through January 10
A collection of memorabilia illustrating the Robin Hood legend, including books, comics, films, toys, and other objects. Rossell Hope Robbins Library.

Charlie Arnold: The Love of the Visual

Through January
A career retrospective of the works of this highly respected Rochester photographer, printmaker, and xerographic artist. Rare Books and Special Collections.

(en)GENDERED: Identity, Gender, and Art

January 8 through February 2
Collections of work relating to issues of gender and identity in all visual media, including video, site-specific installations, painting, photography, and drawings. Gallery at the Art and Music Library.

Holding Fast My College Days: University of Rochester Student Scrapbooks

Through August
Samples of student-created scrapbooks and collected items that span more than 130 years and offer a glimpse into campus life. Great Hall.

FILMS

December 4

Airplane!

Sponsored by UR Cinema Group. Tickets available in advance at the Common Market or at the door. Hoyt Hall, 7, 9, and 11 p.m.

Russian Dolls

Sponsored by UR Cinema Group. Tickets available in advance at the Common Market or at the door. Hoyt Hall, 7, 9:30, and midnight.

December 6

Ben-Zion: In Search of Oneself

Video on Ben-Zion (1897–1987), a Ukrainian-born expressionist featured in the Memorial Art Gallery’s My America. Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Auditorium, 2 p.m. (Also showing December 9, 13, 16, 20, and 23 at 2 p.m.)

HEALTH & WELLNESS

December 8

CPR Classes

Offered by the Office for Educational Resources (OER). Registration required; call x5-7666 or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/smd/education/oer. Medical Center, OER Department (2-7500), 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

December 12

Intuitive Eating

Bob Merberg, coordinator of the University’s employee wellness program Well-U, discusses intuitive eating, a proven alternative to dieting, cravings, and food obsession. Strong Memorial Hospital, Room 2-6408 (K207), noon to 1 p.m.

December 14

CPR Classes

Offered by the Office for Educational Resources (OER). Registration required; call x5-7666 or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/smd/education/oer. Medical Center, OER Department (2-7500), 1 to 5 p.m.

December 19

CPR Classes

Offered by the Office for Educational Resources (OER). Registration required; call x5-7666 or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/smd/education/oer. Medical Center, OER Department (2-7500), 5 to 9 p.m.

January 5

Yoga Movements I

Six-week session. Call x5-2437 for information. Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center, 12:15 to 1 p.m.

January 9

Navigating the Maze of Senior Living Options: How to Make the Right Living Choice for Your Aging Parents

James Wood, clinical assistant professor of medicine and director of the Highland Living Center, discusses health and safety concerns, different types of senior communities, and how to talk with parents or loved ones about making a move. Strong Memorial Hospital, Room 2-6408 (K207), noon to 1 p.m.

January 12

Yoga Movements I

Six-week session. Call x5-2437 for information. Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center, 12:15 to 1 p.m.

January 19

Yoga Movements I

Six-week session. Call x5-2437 for information. Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center, 12:15 to 1 p.m.

CPR Classes

Offered by the Office for Educational Resources (OER). Registration required; call x5-7666 or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/smd/education/oer. Medical Center, OER Department (2-7500), 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

January 22

Yoga Movements II

Eight-week session. Call x5-2437 for information. Medical Center Fitness and Wellness Center, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Ongoing

Highland’s Family Classes/Strong Beginnings Classes

For a list of classes offered through Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital, visit www.stronghealth.com/services/womenshealth/resources.cfm. To register, call Highland Hospital at 473-2229 or Strong Memorial Hospital at x5-4058.

MUSIC

December 5

Faculty Artist Series

Steven Doane, cello, with Barry Snyder, piano. Tickets required; free to University ID holders. For ticket information, visit www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

University Chamber Orchestra

Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

December 6

Eastman New Jazz Ensemble

Dave Rivello, director. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

December 7

Eastman Marimba Ensemble

Bill Cahn, director. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

December 8

Eastman Wind Orchestra/Eastman Wind Ensemble

Mark Davis Scatterday, conductor. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

December 9

University Wind Symphony

Strong Auditorium, 8 p.m.

December 10

Recital

Igor Lipiƒski, pianist. Lower Strong Auditorium, 3 p.m.

Eastman School Symphony Orchestra

Neil Varon, conductor. Eastman Theatre, 3 p.m.

Going for Baroque

Performance on the Italian Baroque organ. Free with gallery admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Herdle Fountain Court, 1 and 3 p.m. (Performances continue on December 17, 24, 31, January 7, 14, and 21 at 1 and 3 p.m.)

Musica Nova

Brad Lubman, director. Eastman School, Room 120, 8 p.m.

December 11

Eastman Chamber Music Society

David Ying and Elinor Freer, directors. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 7 p.m.

December 13

Eastman Jazz Ensemble

Bill Dobbins, director. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

December 14

Eastman-Rochester Chorus and Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra

William Weinert, conductor. Eastman Theatre, 8 p.m.

December 17

Christmas at Memorial Art Gallery with the Italian Baroque Organ

Organists David Higgs, William Porter, and Hans Davidsson. Memorial Art Gallery, Herdle Fountain Court, 5:30 p.m.

December 18

Eastman Chorale/Eastman Repertory Singers

Irina Georgieva and Jill Long, conductors. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

January 18

Guest Recital

Sean Duggan, piano. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 8 p.m.

January 21

Faculty Artist Series

Zvi Zeitlin, violin, with Russell Miller, piano, and Krystian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord. Tickets required; free to University ID holders. For ticket information, visit www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php. Eastman School, Kilbourn Hall, 3 p.m.

Italian Baroque Organ Showcase

Magnus Kjellson. Tickets required; discount to University ID holders. For ticket information, visit www.esm.rochester.edu/concerts/tickets.php. Memorial Art Gallery, Herdle Fountain Court, 5:30 p.m.

RELIGION

Interfaith Chapel

The chapel hosts study groups, prayer sessions, and services for a variety of faith communities. For details, visit www.rochester.edu/chapel/services.html or call x5-4321.

SPORTS

For a complete schedule, visit www.rochester.edu/athletics.

December 5

Women’s Basketball

William Smith College. Fauver Stadium, 6 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

Hobart College. Fauver Stadium, 8 p.m.

December 9

Women’s and Men’s Track and Field

Snowflake Invitational. Fauver Stadium, 10 a.m.

Women’s and Men’s Swimming and Diving

Rochester Institute of Technology. Fauver Stadium, 1 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

Union College. Fauver Stadium, 2 p.m.

January 2

Women’s Basketball

Rochester Institute of Technology. Fauver Stadium, 6 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

Rochester Institute of Technology. Fauver Stadium, 8 p.m.

January 5

Women’s Basketball

Brandeis University. Fauver Stadium, 6 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

Brandeis University. Fauver Stadium, 8 p.m.

January 7

Men’s Basketball

New York University. Fauver Stadium, noon.

Women’s Basketball

New York University. Fauver Stadium, 2 p.m.

January 12

Women’s and Men’s Swimming and Diving

SUNY Cortland. Fauver Stadium, 2 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Editor’s Pick

children attending Kwanzaa celebration
KWANZAA CELEBRATION
Thursday, December 28, from 4 to 8 p.m., families are invited to commemorate Kwanzaa, the African-American cultural holiday, with art activities, live music, and family tours at the Memorial Art Gallery. Celebrated from December 26 to January 1, the secular holiday was established in 1966 as an African-American tradition that focuses on the family, community responsibility, commerce, and self-improvement. The name Kwanzaa derives fromt eh Swahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza," that means "first fruits." (Photo by Gary Graham).

December 4

Black Students’ Union Kwanzaa Celebration: Volleyball Night

Goergen Athletic Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

December 5

Information Session: Warner School Lunchtime

Learn more about the school’s part-time and full-time programs. RSVP to x5-3950 or warner@rochester.edu. For details, visit www.rochester.edu/Warner/newsevents. Wilson Commons, Haven Lounge, noon.

December 5

Black Students’ Union Kwanzaa Celebration: Holiday Cards for Kids

Help create cards for pediatric patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. Wilson Commons, Hirst Lounge, Wilson Commons, 6 to 8 p.m.

December 6

Urban Teaching and Leadership Forum: Developing Effective Leaders of Culturally Diverse and High-Poverty Schools

Michele Hancock, Rochester City School District chief of diversity and leadership development, shares information about new programs designed to develop effective leaders for high-need schools. Wilson Commons, Haven’s Lounge, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Black Students’ Union Kwanzaa Celebration: Alternatives to the Mainstream

Local black business owners discuss community impact and involvement. Wilson Commons, Havens Lounge, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

December 7

Information Session: Warner School Lunchtime

Learn more about the school’s part-time and full-time programs. RSVP to x5-3950 or warner@rochester.edu. For details, visit www.rochester.edu/Warner/newsevents. Medical Center, Louise Slaughter Room 1-9555, noon.

O’K to Play

Creative Workshop session inspired by the ongoing Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition. Explore color, line, and form with paint or pastels and develop ideas with guidance from an artist/instructor. All materials provided. Memorial Art Gallery, 3 to 6 p.m. (Also offered on December 14, 3 to 6 p.m.)

Black Students’ Union Kwanzaa Celebration: Open Mic Night

Celebration of creativity. Hillside Café, 8 to 10 p.m.

December 8

Black Students’ Union Kwanzaa Extravaganza

“Remembering Our Past, Repairing Our Present, Reclaiming Our Future.” Features food, performances, and a guest speaker. Tickets on sale at the Common Market. Wilson Commons, May Room, 7 p.m.

December 13

Wilson Commons Wednesdays: Roma in Dicembre

Live music, raffle, free samples, and lunch buffet available for purchase. Sponsored by Student Activities and Dining Services. Wilson Commons, Hirst Lounge, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

December 19

University Holiday Social

Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the season with live music, guest MCs, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, and door prizes. Wilson Commons, May Room, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

December 28

Kwanzaa Family Day

Celebrate Kwanzaa, the African-American cultural holiday, with art activities, live music, and family tours. Admission is $1 and free to gallery members and children under 5. Memorial Art Gallery, 4 to 9 p.m.

TALKS

December 4

Department of Chemistry Inorganic Seminar

Theodore Betley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Multi-Electron Redox Reactions at First Row Transition Ions.” Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

Student Discussion on Cervical Cancer Vaccine

William Bonnez, associate professor of medicine, and Robert Rose, associate professor of medicine, talk about the prevalent sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus, known as HPV, its link to cervical cancer, and the new preventative cancer vaccine. Hoyt Hall, 6:30 p.m.

December 7

Department of Chemistry Inorganic Seminar

Xile Hu, California Institute of Technology. “From Novel Ligand Design for Small Molecule Activation to the Search for Molecular Hydrogen Evolution Catalysts.” Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

Department of Linguistics Distinguished Lecture Series

Joan Bybee, University of New Mexico. “Constructions, Frequency Effects, and Two Types of Syntactic Processing.” Lattimore Hall 513, 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

What’s Up Talk

Susan Daiss, director of education, gives a 20-minute talk on the gallery’s recent acquisition of Jewish ceremonial art. Followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, 19th Century European Gallery, 5:30 p.m.

December 8

The Institute of Optics Colloquium

John Schott, Rochester Institute of Technology. “Incorporation of Physics Based Modeling to Remotely Sensed Spectroscopic Synthetic Image Generation and Algorithm Development.” Wilmot 116, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Department of Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Seminar Series

Bryan Danforth, Cornell University. “Phylogeny of Bees Based on Multiple Nuclear Loci Reveals an Unexpected Pattern of Early Diversification.” Hutchison Hall 316, 3 to 4 p.m.

Department of Philosophy Colloquia

Harry Brighouse, University of Wisconsin. “Legitimate Parental Partiality.” Wilson Commons, Gowen Room, 3:30 p.m. (Reception follows in Lattimore 501.)

Second Friday Science Social

Steve Laitz, Department of Theory. “Music Theory in Practice.” Medical Center, Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425), 4 p.m.

December 11

Department of Biology Donut Talk

Scott Pletcher, Baylor College of Medicine. “Hijacking the Senses: Modulating Drosophila Lifespan and Physiology through Olfaction.” Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

December 12

Department of Biology Seminar

Leonard Lipovich, Genome Institute of Singapore. “Genome Complexity and Gene Evolution in Mammals: An Integrated Computational and Experimental Perspective.” Hutchison Hall 473, 2 to 3 p.m.

December 14

Department of Chemistry Organic Seminar

Dionicio Siegel, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. “Total Synthesis of Disease-Relevant Natural Products; Tetracycline and Garsubellin A.” Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

Archaeology Lecture

Richard Henshaw, Colgate Rochester Divinity School and Chinese University of Hong Kong. “The World’s Earliest Recorded Thoughts: Origins of Sumerian Writing in Southern Iraq.” Free with admission. Memorial Art Gallery, Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

December 15

Department of Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Seminar Series

Mark Lomolino, Syracuse University. “Conservation Biogeography and the Downsizing of Nature.” Hutchison Hall 316, 3 to 4 p.m.

December 18

Department of Biology Donut Talk

Igor Kovalchuk, University of Lethbridge. “Transgenerational Genome Instability Correlates with Adaptation to Stress.” Hutchison Hall 473, noon to 1 p.m.

January 4

Department of Chemistry Organic Seminar

Anne McNeil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Thinking Outside the Backbone: Unique Approaches to Modifying Conjugated Polymers.” Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

What’s Up Talk: American Folk Art Collection

Docent Libby Clay discusses works in the gallery’s American folk art collection. Followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Free with admission. American Folk Art Gallery, 5:30 to 6 p.m.

January 8

Department of Chemistry Organic Seminar

Zachary Aron, Harvard Medical School. “The Chemical and Biological Synthesis of Natural Products.” Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

January 11

Department of Chemistry Organic Seminar

Weiping Tang, Harvard University. Hutchison Hall 473, 4 p.m.

January 21

Lecture by Artist Willie Cole

Hear an illustrated lecture by African-American artist Willie Cole in celebration of the opening of Anxious Objects, a mid-career retrospective of Cole’s work at the Memorial Art Gallery. Free with admission. Auditorium, 2 p.m.

January 23

Juried Show Reception and Talk

Margie Searl, chief curator at the Memorial Art Gallery. Rush Rhees Library, Gallery at the Art and Music Library, 4:45 p.m.

THEATER

Eurydice

Opens December 7

Contemporary retelling of the Greek myth about a bride’s death, reimagined from the bride’s viewpoint rather than the grieving husband’s. Produced by the University’s International Theatre Program. Ticket information available at www.rochester.edu/theater or by calling x5-4088. Todd Theater, 8 p.m., December 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, and 16, with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, December 10.

WORKSHOPS / INFORMATION SESSIONS

December 7

Understanding the University’s Retirement Program and Fundamentals of Investing

This information session is designed for faculty and staff eligible to participate in the University’s retirement program and for those who are new to investing or who want to review their current investment strategy. Medical Center, Human Resources Conference Room 1-6127, noon to 1 p.m.

December 14

Understanding the University’s Retirement Program and Fundamentals of Investing

This information session is designed for faculty and staff eligible to participate in the University’s retirement program and for those who are new to investing or who want to review their current investment strategy. Medical Center, ACF-C, Room 2-1361, 1 to 2 p.m.

December 21

Post-Retirement Benefits and Income at Retirement

This information session includes an overview of the University Benefit Plans available during retirement to eligible faculty and staff. Medical Center, Human Resource Conference Room, 1-6127. noon to 1 p.m.

January 16

Medical Management Masters Information Reception

Sit in on a class and get information about the one-year M.B.A. program with a concentration in medical management. Includes opportunity to speak with students and faculty. RSVP to healthmba@simon.rochester.edu or admissions@simon.rochester.edu. For information, contact Kate Walsh at x3-1645. Medical Center (exact location to be announced), 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

January 17

Financial Health Bite Seminar: Managing Your Money

Receive a primer on determining net worth and cash flow, and how to create a budget that provides control rather than restrictions over money. Registration at least five days prior to event by calling 295-5166. Wilson Commons, Gowen Room, noon.