RSS Feed | University of Rochester Events Calendar Daily update from the University of Rochester Events Calendar http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar (c)2015 University of Rochester Passport to Israel http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982870 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982870 Wilson Commons Hirst Lounge
Thursday, April 23, 2015
4:00 PM

 The event is a celebration of Israeli culture, history, and religion in honor of Israeli Independence Day. Visit stations sponsored by  different student organizations and receive a stamp in your "passport" to be eligible to receive a plate of traditional Israeli food (falafel, hummus, Israeli salad).  Cosponsored by UR Republicans, AEPi, Chabad, Hillel, and SADACA.

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Reading the World Conversation Series: Jon Gnarr and Lytton Smith http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982345 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982345 Bookstore College Town Mt. Hope Avenue
Thursday, April 23, 2015
6:00 PM

Jón Gnarr is an actor, punk rocker, comedian, and author who created the satirical Best Party in Iceland and, against all odds, rose to became major of Reykjavík. He is one of the world’s most popular, and colorful, politicians, and this is your chance to meet the man who has both enthralled and often flummoxed the media with his achievements and outlandish attitude. Gnarr will be discussing THE INDIAN, the first book in his fictionalized autobiographical trilogy, with translator Lytton Smith. This new book explores the obstacles he overcame during a the time in his life when he was originally diagnosed with "mental retardation" due to dyslexia, learning difficulties, and ADHD.

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June Fourth Forum http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982871 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982871 Hoyt Auditorium
Thursday, April 23, 2015
6:30 PM

"On June 4th 1989, the Chinese government ordered troops to expel tens of thousands of hunger striking students in Tiananmen Square, which had caused the death of numerous civilians. This was the June Fourth Incident (六四事件), an incident that still have not been dealt with fairly today."

The University of Rochester Honk Kong students invites Rose Tang(唐路), survivor of Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989, to share her side of her story in participating this historical incident. URHK is hosting this event to raise awareness of such an historical event.


It is strongly recommended that attendees do your own research prior or after this event to form your own opinions about the conflict between the protestors and the government of the People's Republic of China. The event is free and open to all.

Panelist:
Rose Tang, Writer/Activist, Tiananmen survivor.
Host:
James Warren Pike, URHK Speaker

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Leadership Panel: Leadership Transition http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982555 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982555 Eisenberg Rotunda Schlegel Hall Simon School
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
4:00 PM

It’s back!!  This year’s University Leadership Panel is centered on the theme of Leadership Transition.  Hear from many of the newest University leaders, or leaders new to their current role, and hear their thoughts on Leadership Transition.  Confirmed panelists include Gloria Culver, Interim Dean, School of Arts and Sciences; Jamal Rossi, Dean of Eastman School of Music; Tony Kinslow, Associated Vice President for Human Resources; David Kirshner, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at URMC; and Tony Farrell, Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer.  Lamar Murphy, Chief of Staff to the President and General Secretary will moderate.  Please RSVP for this event at http://uofr.us/URYLRSVP.  There is an opportunity on the RSVP form to submit a question for our panelist discussion. Cosponsored by the Young Leaders @UR and the Veterans Alliance @UR.

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Skalny Lecture http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982709 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982709 Goergen Hall Sloan Auditorium
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
7:30 PM

"Building an Avant-Garde: The Warsaw Autumn Festival and New Polish Music," presented by Lisa Jakelski, assistant professor of musicology at Easatman School of Music.

This talk will explore the connections between music institutions and compositional style in postwar Poland. It will consider how socialist realism in Polish classical music was related to the political and institutional contexts of the first postwar decade. It will also trace shifts in Polish composers’ musical styles during the mid-1950s, a period of political upheaval and cultural thaw. During these years, Polish composers were aided not just by political factors, but also by the emergence of new institutions to support contemporary music. The Warsaw Autumn Festival was the most important of these. The festival’s early history illuminates a moment when artistic aspirations and administrative activities became creatively intertwined, as composers invested in exploring modernist techniques in their music simultaneously worked to shape an institution where such pieces would be valued.

 The lecture is free and open to the public.

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Annual Dr. David Satcher Community Health Improvement Awards http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982730 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982730 Class of '62 Auditorium (G-9425) Medical Center
Thursday, April 30, 2015
12:00 PM

 "The Role of Leadership in th Relay Race for Health Equity," presented by David Satcher, director of Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Poussaint-Satcher-Cosby Chair in Mental Health at Morehouse School of Medicine.

Register now at www.event.urmc.edu/satcher.
Free parking available in the Medical Research Builidng parking lot. Overflow parking available in the parking garage. Validation passes will be provided. Questions? Email Mary McDonald at mary_mcdonald@urmc.rochester.edu or 224-3062.

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Film Screening: <i>Move To Include</i> http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982645 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=982645 The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue
Monday, May 4, 2015
6:30 PM

 

A panel discussion, moderated by Martha Mock, director of the Institute for Innovative Transition, will include the following panelists: subjects of The Opportunity Project films Cori Piels, a Monroe Community College alumna, and Robert Lonie, a Keuka College alumnus; Meg Grigal, co-director of Think College; and David Basinger, chief academic officer at Roberts Wesleyan College.

Location: Little Theatre, 240 East Ave.

Sponsored by WXXI, the Golisano Foundation, and the Institute for Innovative Transition at the Warner School of Education. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.warner.rochester.edu/newsevents/story/1555.

The films are open captioned and a sign language interpreter will be provided for the discussion. For questions about the event, please contact the Institute for Innovative Transition at 585-275-2454 or transition@warner.rochester.edu.

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