RSS Feed | University of Rochester Events Calendar Daily update from the University of Rochester Events Calendar http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar (c)2014 University of Rochester River Campus Flu Vaccination Clinic http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927223 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927223 Goergen Athletic Center
Thursday, October 30, 2014
9:00 AM

Students, faculty, and staff should bring their UR ID and health insurance cards with them to facilitate the process, entering the Goergen Center from a specially designated Library Road entrance. MERT volunteers will be on hand to direct individuals. Flu vaccination is almost always covered by student and employee health insurance plans.

For more information about the Oct. 30 clinic, write insurance@uhs.rochester.edu. Students with high risk health conditions and those who may not be on campus Oct. 30 can receive flu shots at UHS any time by appointment. Separate clinics will be scheduled to accommodate the Eastman School of Music and the School of Medicine & Dentistry.


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Digital Means, Political Ends, and Academic Freedom in the New Gilded Age http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927600 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927600 Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room
Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:30 PM

"Digital Means, Political Ends, and Academic Freedom in the New Gilded Age: A Conversation With Steven Salaita"

Steven Salaita received his PhD in 2003 in Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. In the decade since, he published six books on topics ranging from Arab literature, to Anti-Arab racism in the United States, to the politics of Israel and Palestine. As a scholar, Salaita is not the sort to remain cloistered within the ivory tower. He is an activist. A Palestinian-American by heritage and identification, Salaita has been especially active in efforts to mobilize scholars to fight for justice for Palestinians.


The talk is free and open to the public. Sponsored by American Studies, the departments of Anthropology, Art and Art History, English, Film and Media Studies, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies, History, the Humanities Project, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, Visual and Cultural Studies. Read more on the Facebook event page

The talk is free and open to the public. For information, contact Joshua Dubler at joshua.dubler@rochester.edu.


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Polish Classic Movies: Man of Marble http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=925326 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=925326 Off Campus
Saturday, November 1, 2014
7:00 PM

Polish Classic Movies opens with a screening of Man of Marble by film director AndrzejWajda. The film screening will part of a trilogy on the Polish worker’s journey from Stalinism to freedom. 

The film screening at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. For more information, visit http://rochester.edu/college/PSC/CPCES
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Eastman Presents: Arturo Sandoval http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927736 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927736 Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Sunday, November 2, 2014
3:00 PM

 

"EASTMAN PRESENTS": An afternoon with Arturo Sandoval

“Eastman Presents” is the new season of concerts supported by an amazing lineup of internationally renowned performers on the stage at the Kodak Hall. Ranging from Jason Alexander and Arturo Sandoval to Peter Serkin and Bernadette Peters, this series is a unique chance to witness some of the world's must-see artists and musical groups.

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Ticket prices:

Boxes $65
Orchestra $55
Mezzanine $45
Loge $35
Balcony $25

To book tickets, please click here.

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Polish Film Festival: Man of Iron http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926722 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926722 Off Campus
Sunday, November 2, 2014
7:00 PM

 Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival and an Academy Award nominee, Man of Iron takes up the story of Wajda’s previous 1976 movie, Man of Marble. In Man of Iron, the great Jerzy Radziwiłowicz plays Maciej Tomczyk, a union organiser at the Gdansk shipyards, whose character is modeled on real-life Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa. Radziwiłowicz, who also played the role of Mateusz Birkut in the 1976 film Man of Marble, is now both Birkut’s son and, in flashback, the father. The film depicts the rise of the Solidarity workers’ union movement and complicated human fates in the dawn of a new political era. It is an homage, as well as testimony to the price paid by the determined laborers who opposed the authorities.

The film shows what the strike at the Gdańsk shipyard was like and where the smart resistance of the Polish shipyard workers stemmed from. It was made during the brief thaw in Communist censorship that appeared between the formation of Solidarity in August 1980 and its suppression in December 1981, and, as such, is remarkably critical of the Communist regime.

Film screening at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. For more information, visit

http://rochester.edu/college/PSC/CPCES.

 

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Community Engagement with K-12 Education: The Case of East High School http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927737 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927737 Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room
Monday, November 3, 2014
11:00 AM

The information session on the University of Rochester’s partnership with East High School. The session includes a presentation by Stephen Uebbing, Professor of Educational Leadership, Warner School of Education, on the current work toward a proposal to serve as the EPO (Educational Partnership Organization) for East High School, starting in the 2015-16 school year; a panel discussion on current collaborations with East High School; and an interactive discussion with the audience.

The event is sponsored by the UR Student Bridge for Community Engagement Committee and supported by the Office of the President and the Institute for Innovative Education. For more information, please contact Constance Flahive at (585) 276-4781 or cflahive@warner.rochester.edu.

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Frederick Douglass Institute Screening and Discussion http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927738 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927738 Dewey Hall 1-101
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
6:00 PM

"Tthe Idea of Africa: From Haiti to the Liberation of South Africa." Screening and discussion of Fatal Assistance (2012). Directed by Raoul Peck

“Through a provocative and radical view point the film dives headlong into the complexity of the reconstruction process and the practice and impact of worldwide humanitarian and development aid, reviewing in the most disturbing way the extent of general failure.


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The Leader Within: Finding the Resources to Get You There http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927787 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927787 Center for Community Health Healthy Living Room
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
3:00 PM

 Recent media has focused attention on the need for women to create "lean in" circles to discuss lessons learned regarding leadership.  However, there are many tools and resources available within the University and greater Rochester community for students, staff, and faculty to utilize to enhance their leadership skills.  Join the Susan B. Anthony Center in a discussion about resources to grow your leadership skills. Future opportunities will be discussed. Events are open to University staff, faculty, and students.

Location: Center for Community Health - Healthy Living Room, 46 Prince St., Suite 1001

RSVP is required. Call the Center at (585) 275-8799 or email acwl@ur.rochester.edu.

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Frederick Douglass Institute Africa Video & Film Series: Within Our Gates http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927739 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927739 Wilson Commons Gowen Room
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
5:00 PM

 Directed by Oscar Micheaux, (1920), 79 minutes
A film considered the oldest surviving made by an African-American director, Oscar Micheaux. It takes place during the U.S early 20th century, in the context of Jim Crow, the KKK revival, the Great Migration. In this film, a black schoolteacher finds the battle against racism is everywhere when she goes North to raise money for better schools.

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South Asian Expo http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927895 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927895 Wilson Commons Hirst Lounge
Saturday, November 8, 2014
3:00 PM

Experience South Asian culture while enjoying free food, performances and activities. Hosted by the Association for the Development of Interest in the Indian Subcontinent.

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Polish Film Festival: Venus in Fur http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926748 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926748 Off Campus
Saturday, November 8, 2014
6:30 PM

 Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, which itself was based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's groundbreaking novella, Venus in Fur is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski. Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas complains about the poor caliber of talent. As Thomas is about to leave, Vanda bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic—and erotic—energy. When Thomas agrees, reluctantly, to let her audition, he learns not only is Vanda a perfect fit, but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively—down to buying props, reading source materials and learning every line by heart. As the extended “audition” builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession.

A wicked psychological study, Venus in Fur is a riveting, entertaining and expertly made film that is sure to have audience members talking after the credits roll.


Film screening at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. For more information, visit
http://rochester.edu/college/PSC/CPCES.


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Liberty in North Korea: Freedom Concert http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927828 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927828 Interfaith Chapel River Campus
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00 PM

The concert will feature River Campus a capella and dance groups, including the Yellow Jackets, No Jackets Required, Vocal Point, UR Stylez, Raas, Rice Crew, Radiance, Trebellious, and Roc Hakol.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 and sold at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. All proceeds will go to the rescue and resettlement of North Korean refugees. Cosponsored by the Chinese Students' Association (CSA), Refugee Student Alliance (RSA), Alpha Kappa Psi, and Delta Phi Omega Sorority Inc.

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Polish Film Festival: The Might Angel http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926749 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926749 Off Campus
Saturday, November 8, 2014
8:30 PM

 The latest film by Wojciech Smarzowski, is a shocking story about addiction and attempts to overcome it – and about love, that saves everything. The script is based on Jerzy Plich’s excellent novel The Mighty Angel (NIKE Literary Award 2011).
 
Jerzy is a writer and a heavy drinker. We meet him at the point when he believes that he can beat his addiction. He is an author at the peak of his profession, interviewed on radio and television, by students at lectures he gives. He falls in love with a young girl and finally feels that he has the person and the reason to live for. However, escaping from his dependence and embarking upon a new path prove to be extremely hard. The film is a story of despair, hope, another downfall, great determination, and the light at the end of the tunnel in the form of reciprocated love to a woman who is the last chance for a return to normal life and escaping the degenerative disease.

Film screening at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. For more information, visit
http://rochester.edu/college/PSC/CPCES.

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Polish Film Festival: The Word http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926751 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926751 Off Campus
Sunday, November 9, 2014
6:30 PM

The film, inspired by real events, is at its core a familiar tale of manipulated revenge, but given a fresh spin in that it is undertaken by teenagers who are driven by rather naïve passions and are seemingly unable to fully grasp the impact of their actions. In the midst of wild high school parties, a love drama takes place as Lila accuses her boyfriend Jack of cheating on her. The boy is to pay a very high price for the offense. The story of high school lovers is only an excuse for a more complex criticism of the contemporary world. The lack of a sense of responsibility, a tendency to set one’s own rules, and the liquidity of the system of "faults and penalties"- it all forms a tragic end to a seemingly innocent play. The Word is beautifully shot and darkly elegant, with Anna Kazejak delivering a performance worthy of both a coming-of-age drama and a crime-thriller, but without the traditional clichés that normally define such films.

Film screening at the Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue. For more information, visit
http://rochester.edu/college/PSC/CPCES.

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Reading the World Conversation Series: Spanish-Language Fiction http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927905 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927905 College Town Bookstore Mt. Hope Avenue
Monday, November 10, 2014
6:00 PM

Valerie Miles, writer, translator, editor, Robert Bolano scholar, and cofounder of Granta en espanol, will present some of the stories and works from A Thousand Forests in One Acorn: An Anthology of Spanish-Language Fiction, her project to present in English the highlights of twentieth-century Spanish-language literature by convincing some of the most important writers (like Carlos Fuentes, Javier Marias, Aurora Venturini) to pick out the piece of fiction that is the "best thing they ever wrote."

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.openletterbooks.org/news. Cosponsored by Open Letter & the SPAIN-USA Foundation.

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Plutzik Reading Series: Susan Choi http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=924629 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=924629 Rush Rhees Library Welles-Brown Room
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
5:00 PM

 Susan Choi, author of four novels, including The Foreign Student, which won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction.

The Plutzik Reading Series was started in 1962 in honor of poet and University of Rochester faculty member Hyam Plutzik to offer the Rochester community readings by contemporary literary artists. This series is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of English (585) 275-9255 or visit www.rochester.edu/College/eng/plutzik.

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The Leader Within: Finding the Resources to Get You There http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927788 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=927788 Meliora Hall 366
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
3:15 PM

 Recent media has focused attention on the need for women to create "lean in" circles to discuss lessons learned regarding leadership.  However, there are many tools and resources available within the University and greater Rochester community for students, staff, and faculty to utilize to enhance their leadership skills.  Join the Susan B. Anthony Center in a discussion about resources to grow your leadership skills. Future opportunities will be discussed. Events are open to University staff, faculty, and students.

RSVP is required. Call the Center at (585) 275-8799 or email acwl@ur.rochester.edu.

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Disability Studies Cluster Symposium http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=925604 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=925604 School of Nursing
Friday, November 14, 2014
8:00 AM

 The University of Rochester will hold its first-ever Disability Studies Cluster Symposium, titled "Complicating Normalcy: Disability, Technology, and Society in the Twenty-First Century." The symposium is being organized around the documentary FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement. This film explores the meaning of “disability” and “normalcy” in contemporary times through the examination of technological and pharmacological advances designed to “fix or enhance the human body” and the bioethical implications and social tensions that arise from these scientific advances. Some of these bioethical implications and social tensions include the rise in prenatal screening, euthanasia / “right to die” legislation, ongoing stigma and the continued marginalization of children and adults, especially those labeled with intellectual disability, including their segregation in schools, nursing homes and institutions, and the workplace. The Symposium will feature posters, sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities.

Check back for more information or visit www.warner.rochester.edu/. Questions about the symposium may be sent to Julia White at jwhite@warner.rochester.edu.

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