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5 things to do this weekend

January 24, 2018

Jeanette Colby, the University calendar editor, offers a selection of events and activities to do this weekend. Log in and check out the University Events Calendar  for more things to do. The calendar features a variety of events at all campuses, including the River Campus, Eastman School, Memorial Art Gallery, and Medical Center.

#1: Head to the Palestra for basketball

Watch Rochester battle two of the University Athletic Association’s best teams this weekend in the Louis Alexander Palestra in the Georgen Athletic Center. On Friday, January 26, the University hosts Washington University. The women’s team plays at 6 p.m. and the men’s team at 8 p.m. On Sunday, the University of Chicago comes to town with the men playing at noon and the women playing at 2 p.m. Rochester’s women’s team have won 10 straight games and stand at 15-1, 5-0 in the UAA and rank 7 in two polls. The men have won four straight and are 12-3, 4-1 in the UAA. They are ranked 22. Admission is free. Read more.

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#2: Take action and attend conference about human trafficking

The School of Medicine and Dentistry is hosting Anti–Human Trafficking Conference on Saturday, January 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The day-long event will focus on the epidemic of human trafficking, raising awareness with healthcare providers and community members, and what they can do to identify and help victims. Speakers include: Cedric Alexander, deputy mayor of the City of Rochester; Judge Ellen Yacknin, Rochester Human Trafficking Intervention Court; and Valerie Douglas, director of counseling at the Center for Youth. The keynote will be given by Parveen Parmar, an associate professor of clinical emergency medicine and chief of the Division of International Medicine at the University of Southern California, whose research has focused on the study of health and human rights violation in refugees and internally displaced populations. The conference, which will take place in the Class of ’62 Auditorium and Flaum Atrium, is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

#3: Watch Eastman faculty perform

Eastman’s Faculty Artist Series will feature George Sakakeeny ‘78E on Saturday, January 27. Sakakeeny, professor of bassoon, has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout North and South America and Europe, including performances in Vienna at the historic concert hall Musikverein; at Severance Hall with members of the Cleveland Orchestra; and a national televised concert in Japan under the baton of Seiji Ozawa. The program includes Augusta Read Thomas’s “Pilgrim Soul,” Mignone’s “Valsa Braziliera 6a,” and Stravinsky’s “Octet for Wind Instruments,” as well as pieces by Faure, Ibert, Rabel, and Janáček. The pieces include parts for cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, horns, piano, trumpets, and trombone, played by several other Eastman faculty. The concert begins at 4 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School. Tickets are $10 for general admission and free to University of Rochester ID holders.

#4: Get seats to varsity vocal competition

Catch a showcase of local a cappella talent at the Varsity Vocals International Championship Quarterfinal on Saturday, January 27. The University’s own YellowJackets, Trebellious, and After Hours ensembles will compete alongside members of several local a cappella groups including from Monroe Community College, Nazareth College, Rochester Institute of Technology, and SUNY Geneseo. The audience is invited to tweet and Instagram the event by using #ICCA. The central quarterfinals begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Larry and Cindy Bloch Alumni and Advancement Center Auditorium at 300 East River Road. The top two finishing groups at the event will advance to the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) Central Semifinal in Buffalo.  Tickets are available online and are $20 for students with and ID and $25 for the general public.

Here Upon My Sleeve, 2004

#5: See ‘Beauty is Everywhere’ at the art museum

Take a trip this weekend to the art museum to see Rosalyn Engelman: Beauty is Everywhere, an exhibition currently on view at the Memorial Art Gallery, through April 8. Engelman ’78 (MS), a New York City-based painter, sculptor, and installation artist works with a variety of materials to create expressive art content. The installation features five works from Engelman’s 2003–04 “Echo Sonata” series, which she created following numerous trips to Japan with her husband between 1975 and 1999. The exhibition Bill Viola: Martyrs-Earth, Air, Fire, and Water is also on view at the museum and on Sunday, January 27 stop by the Fountain Court for a baroque organ concert at 1 or 3 p.m. Admission to the Memorial Art Gallery is free for University faculty, staff, and students with ID.


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