RSS Feed | University of Rochester Events Calendar Daily update from the University of Rochester Events Calendar (c)2015 University of Rochester AIDS Education Posters Translation Project Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room
Monday, November 30, 2015
7:00 PM

The River Campus Libraries will celebrate the translation of selected German, Spanish, French, and Japanese posters in the AIDS Education Posters Collection that students have completed through classes in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. The posters will be on display at the event and show both translations and student reflections about the project.

World AIDS Day Film Screening: How to Survive a Plague Dewey Hall 1101
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
6:30 PM

In honor of World AIDS Day, attend a screening of How to Survivie a Plague. The film  follows a group of young men faced with their own mortality. It documents how an improbable group of people, many of them HIV positive, came together as radical warriors to overturn the way that the government and medical research worked in the U.S.

A candle light vigil will be held after the screening at 9 p.m. in the Eastman Quadrangle on the River Campus. The event is cosponsored by College Feminists, Pride Alliance at the University; and Charles Drew Pre-Health Society.

Modern Languages and Cultures: Holiday Storytelling Rush Rhees Library Welles-Brown Room
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
2:00 PM

The event will feature cultural holiday tales in different languages. Cookies and warm drinks will be provided. Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University.

Talk: Slave Castles and Forts of West Africa Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Reading Room
Thursday, December 3, 2015
5:00 PM

Christopher DeCorse, professor of anthropology at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, will give a talk on "Slave Castles and Forts of West Africa: West Africa, Europeans, and the Atlantic World."

The talk is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Program of Archaeology, Technology, and Historical Structures; the Frederick Douglass Institute of African and African-American Studies; and the Department of Anthropology at the University.

Goree, Bunce Island, Elmina, Ouidah: these names have become iconic of a trade that brought millions of enslaved Africans to the Americas.  The Atlantic trade, including the slave trade, linked Africa and the Americas for more than four centuries, engendering dramatic changes for societies on both sides of the ocean.  Archaeology, which reflects the lives of ordinary people, has revealed how Africans both transformed and maintained their cultures across the Atlantic world.  Following an overview of West Africa and some of the contributions of archaeology to the study of the Atlantic world, Professor DeCorse will explore the impacts of Africa’s interactions within the wider Atlantic and examine how the Atlantic trade affected and transformed West African societies.  Drawing on examples from across West Africa, he will examine how archaeology provides a key source of information, in many instances the only source of information, of these transformations.

Susan B. Anthony Institute Undergraduate Research Conference Rush Rhees Library
Friday, December 4, 2015
10:00 AM

Learn about the outstanding projects that the undergraduate students have worked on over the past year regarding Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. The conference will feature keynote talk "The Power of Friendship: Women's Networks and Salons in 19th Century France" by Tatyana Bakhmetyeva, lecturer with the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the University.

Black Students' Union: Kwanzaa Dinner Wilson Commons May Room
Saturday, December 5, 2015
6:00 PM

The Black Students' Union celebrates Kwanzaa with a dinner and ceremony. $15 for undergraduates and $20 for all others. Formal attire is suggested. Contact the Common Connection for more information at (585) 275-5911.

Hanukkah Party Wilson Commons Hirst Lounge
Sunday, December 6, 2015
6:00 PM

Hillel and the Chabad House at the University will host a Hanukkah party. The event wil feature a lighting of a large Menorah, hot latkes, and Hanukkah music.

West African Drumming Ensemble Concert Strong Auditorium
Sunday, December 6, 2015
7:00 PM

 The concert is sponsored by the Department of Music at the University of Rochester. For more information, call (585) 275-9397 or visit

Skalny Concert: Masterpieces of Chamber Music Strong Auditorium
Sunday, December 13, 2015
7:00 PM

 Performance by Oriana Masernak, violin, and kristina Raczynska, piano

Oriana Masternak graduated from the Academy of Music in Cracow, Royal Conservatorium in Brussels, European Chamber Music Academy, Yale School of Music and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, is the prizewinner of many international competitions, and performs solo and as a chamber musician in Asia, North America and majority of European countries.

Kristina Raczyńska graduated with distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in 2013 and in 2014 from Warsaw F. Chopin University of Music, where she is continuing doctoral studies with a full scholarship. She has received many scholarships and prizes at international competitions and performed as a soloist and chamber music player in Poland, Portugal, Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Holland, Belgium, Russia and Armenia, among other countries. On December 19, 2015, Oriana Masternak and Kristina Raczyńska will give a recital at Carnegie Hall, New York City.

The concert, whichis free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the Skalny Center for Polish Central and European Studies and the Department of Music at the University.

Eastman Presents Underground Railroad Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Saturday, January 30, 2016
8:00 PM

A Spiritual Journey with Kathleen Battle, soprano, and Cyrus Chesnut, piano; with the Rochester Festival Choir, Jason Holmes, conductor

Battle has performed in opera houses and concert halls around the world. She has also performed spirituals with Jessye Norman and was joined by leading jazz musicians for her first crossover album So Many Stars. The winner of five Grammys, she has appeared before Presidents and dignitaries and has attracted new audiences through television broadcasts of her operas and concerts, as well as through popular network talk show appearances.   

Battle will be performing a program titled “Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey.” In addition to pianist Chestnut, who has joined her on tours since 1995, Battle will be joined by the Rochester Festival Chorus under Jason Holmes, conductor.

Neilly Series Lecture: Carol Adams '72 Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
7:00 PM

Carol J. Adams is the author of "The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory." First published in 1990, the book has been translated into many languages, and will soon have editions in Spanish, Italian, Croatian, and French. Bloomsbury Publishing recognized the 25th anniversary of its publication by selecting it for the Bloomsbury Revelations “Series of Books that Change Consciousness.”

"The Sexual Politics of Meat" explores a relationship between patriarchal values and meat eating by interweaving the insights of feminism, vegetarianism, animal defense, and literary theory. The book describes how a process of objectification, fragmentation, and consumption enables the oppression of animals so they are rendered being-less through technology, language, and cultural representation. This cycle links butchering with both the representation and reality of sexual violence in Western cultures that have a tendency to normalize sexual consumption.

Adams is the author and editor of more than 20 other books, including "The Bedside, Bathtub, and Armchair Guide to Jane Austen." She has written a pastoral care guide on woman-battering, books of prayers for animals, and most recently co-authored "Never Too Late to Go Vegan: The Over-50 Guide to Adopting and Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet." She also co-edited the anthology, "Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth."

Adams graduated from the University of Rochester in 1972 with degrees in English and history. While an undergraduate, she advocated for the first women’s studies classes that were taught at the University, and was one of the organizers of the 1971 feminist protest of the all-male Boars Head dinner that restricted women to the role of playing barmaid. She received a Master of Divinity degree from Yale University in 1976.

For a decade after graduation, Adams served as the director of the Chautauqua County (NY) Rural Ministry, a not-for-profit organization that works with resettled migrant workers and other dislocated and at-risk individuals. Since 1987, she has lived in Dallas, Texas with her spouse, the Rev. Bruce A. Buchanan.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Library Lot.

The Neilly Series is supported by the Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Endowment and the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester.

For more information, call 585-275-4461.