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 Rush Rhees Library Exhibit: Beyond Rochester's '64 Riots http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926177 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926177 Rush Rhees Library Friedlander Lobby
Thursday, October 2, 2014
8:00 AM

 On view Rush Rhees Library:  "Beyond Rochester's '64 Riots: 50 Years Seeking to Make One City Out of Two."
“Race Riots Rock Rochester: Curfew Imposed” This Times of India headline on July 26, 1964 typifies hundreds throughout the world that announced startling news from a city known largely for its close-to-idyllic quality of life. The news stories reported that on a hot July evening, a small street dance party suddenly transformed into an angry mob scene of several thousand citizens countered by all available Rochester law enforcement.

At the end of the third day, when uneasy quiet was restored, the devastating results of the riots included: four people killed; heavy looting and property damage totaling more than one million dollars, with numerous commercial properties damaged beyond repair; and more than 1,000, both African Americans and whites, arrested. Rochester’s riots were classified as “most severe” and preceded many others through out the United States during the Sixties summers.

With the approaching fiftieth anniversary of Rochester’s riots, this exhibit acknowledges that it is good to remember and to continue learning from Rochester’s ’64 riots. Beyond Rochester’s ’64 Riots: 50 Years Seeking to Make One City Out of Two showcases a balance of highlights from the past, with the present-day, in search of a fresh perspective on ways to move our community forward.


The exhibit will be on view through Oct. 5. Free and open to the public.

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Diversity Seminar Series: 'Seeing' Patients - Cultural Awareness http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926520 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926520 Natapow Room 1-9545 Medical Center
Friday, October 3, 2014
12:00 PM

'Seeing' Patients: Cultural Awareness in Academic Medicine and Why We Need It," presented by Emma Ciafaloni, associate professor of neurology and pediatrics, program director of neuromuscular medicine fellowship program and codirector of the MDA Clinic.

 For more information and to register, please e-mail Grace Fuller at grace_fuller@urmc.rochester.edu. Read more online.

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Hispanic/Latino Heritage Family Day http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=885897 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=885897 Memorial Art Gallery
Sunday, October 5, 2014
12:00 PM

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with hands-on art activities, music and dance performances, family tours, international cultural displays, and more. Suggested donation $5 per family.  

Schedule of eventsDownload a PDF of the poster

This family day is sponsored by 2014 series sponsor JPMorganChase Bank, N.A., with additional support from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics.  

Pictured: Borinquen Dance Theatre will be back at this year.  

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Annual Gandhi Birthday Celebration http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=921209 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=921209 Gandhi Institute 929 South Plymouth Avenue
Sunday, October 5, 2014
1:00 PM

This event includes performances by spoken word artists Mental Graffiti, singing, Indian dance lessons, music provided by UR grad “DJ Alykhan” (Alykhan Alani) a raffle of Gandhi gear and other items, and birthday cupcakes. Tour the Gandhi House, which is now fully renovated and available for use by community groups, and learn more about the Gandhi Institute’s work in Rochester, and beyond.

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Bailamos! http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926879 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926879 Wilson Commons Hirst Lounge
Monday, October 6, 2014
8:00 PM

The Spanish and Latino Students' Expressing Rhythm on Stage (SALSEROS) will be hosting a dance workshop of various Latin dances, with the special help of another cultural group on campus.

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Stanton/Anthony Conversations - Luncheon and Panel Discussion http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=925524 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=925524 Interfaith Chapel River Campus
Friday, October 17, 2014
12:00 PM

The keynote address will be given by Sheree Toth, executive director of the Mt. Hope Family Center at the University of Rochester - "Children in Crisis: Reclaiming their Biopsychosocial Health."

Michael Scharf, associate professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine and Dentistry; Elaine Spaull, executive director of the Center for Youth; and Patricia Leo, director of community investment, United Way of Greater Rochester.


Luncheon: noon to 1:30 p.m. $45 per person
Panel discussion: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free.

Registration is required. For more information, contact the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership at the University of Rochester at (585) 275-8799 or email acwl@mail.rochester.edu.

 

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Human Library http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=923190 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=923190 Rush Rhees Library Welles-Brown Room
Friday, October 17, 2014
2:00 PM

A Human Library connects community members, or "readers," with individuals who volunteer as "books" to share their life experiences and unique interests. Readers can "check out" books for 30 minutes to engage in one-on-one or small group discussions. Human Libraries promote tolerance, celebrate differences, and encourage understanding of people who come from varied cultural or lifestyle backgrounds.

The first Human Library was held in Denmark in 2000 as part of an anti-violence movement. Since then, hundreds of Human Libraries have been organized throughout the world. This is the fourth Human Library hosted by the River Campus Libraries.

How to Participate: Be a Reader

The catalogue of human books for the October 17th event will become available soon. Readers can reserve books in advance. Walk-in readers are also welcome.

The event is free and open to the University community and the public.

How to Participate: Be a Human Book

It is important to remember that the goal of the Human Library is to break down stereotypes and promote acceptance. For this reason, human books are generally individuals who have experienced some form of discrimination. Human books come from every walk of life.

If you are interested in becoming a human book, please contact Mari Tsuchiya at 275-5506 or mtsuchiya@library.rochester.edu.


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Simon Business School: Simon Women in Business and Diversity Weekend http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=925606 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=925606 Schlegel Hall Simon Business School
Friday, October 24, 2014
1:00 PM

Oct. 24 - 25: Have dinner with current students, alumni, and admissions staff, taking a tour of campus, sitting-in on student, alumni, faculty, and Career Management Center panels, and conducting your admissions interview Advance registration and resume submission required.

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Fall Research Conference http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926884 http://www.rochester.edu/diversity/eventscalendar?event&id=926884 Schlegel Hall Simon School
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
12:00 PM

Growing the Next Generation of Community-Based Researchers".  The keynote speakers are Barbara Israel, PhD, professor at University of Michigan School of Public Health and Principal Investigator of the Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center and Zachary Rowe, Executive Director of Friends at Parkside.  The conference objectives are:

    To understand key principles of community-based research taking place here at Rochester and nationally
    To appreciate the impact of community-based research within the University and community
    To showcase successful community-based research projects and provide a platform to develop new partnerships

Read more and register online. Call for posters is open. For questions, contact Kurt Zeller at kzeller@ur.rochester.edu or call (585) 276-5668.


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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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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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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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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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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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