For Immediate Release – Tuesday, October 9, 2007

SUNY Geneseo Calendar of Events for Oct. 18 - 24

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18:

MILNE LIBRARY:  The Corporate and Business Partners of SUNY Geneseo are sponsoring the Heavens Above exhibit, a series of transparencies and interactive media from deep space captured by the Hubble Space Telescope while orbiting the earth over the past 16 years.  The exhibit will be on display from August 27 to December 17.  For more information http://heavensabove.geneseo.edu/.

PLAY:  VegSOUP presents "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg" by Peter Nichols. Directed by Jamal Abdunnasir. The play centers on a British couple who are struggling to raise their only child, a severely handicapped girl with whom they cannot communicate. She is incontinent and unable to communicate. Taking care of her has occupied nearly every moment of her parent's lives since her birth, and this has taken a heavy toll on their marriage. Sheila, her mother, still clings to impossible dreams of Josephine's recovery, while Bri has begun to entertain chilling fantasies of killing Josephine. The play begins at 8 p.m. in Robert Sinclair Theatre in Brodie Hall and runs through Saturday, Oct. 20. There will be a matinee at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20. General admission is $5.  Tickets may be purchased at bbo.geneseo.edu or by calling (585) 245-5833, the week of the performance.

SCIENTIFIC COLLOQUIUM: In conjunction with the Heavens Above exhibit, Milne Library will host a scientific colloquium entitled "Restarting the Exploration of the Universe: The National Academy's Beyond Einstein Report and the Future of Space Astronomy" at 7 p.m. in 104 Milne.  Dr. Joel R. Primack, one of the authors of the report and a renowned physicist and cosmologist, will be speaking on the science, politics and challenges of space science as outlined in NASA's Beyond Einstein program.  Members of the local scientific community have been invited to participate in this free event, and the public is also welcome to attend.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19:

PLAY:  (See Thursday, October. 18).

CONCERT:  The School of the Arts presents a Kaleidoscope Concert, a Family Day kick-off event featuring virtually all of Geneseo's Performing Artists and Ensembles. 8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public.

LECTURE:  In conjunction with the Heavens Above exhibit, Milne Library is pleased to present a multimedia lecture by Dr. Joel R. Primack and his wife Nancy Ellen Abrams, authors of the 2006 book "The View From the Center of the Universe." The book explores how recent advances in astronomy, physics and cosmology can help frame a new way of understanding the universe and our place in it.  For a decade, Primack and Abrams have been co-teaching a course called "Cosmology and Culture" at the University of California at Santa Cruz, which led to the development of the book.  The program, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in 202 Newton, followed by a reception in Milne Library.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20:

PERFORMANCE:  In the spirit of Family Day, the Limelight and Accents will present The Clayton Miller Band, an American blues band made up of three brothers who have made national headlines with their amazing talent and earned second place on the first season of America's Got Talent.  8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students, $7 for 12 and under, $12 for faculty/staff/alumni, and $15 for the general public.  To purchase tickets, call the Student Association Ticket Office at (585) 245-5873 or (800) 525-2070. The SUNY Geneseo Limelight & Accents Series is funded by mandatory Student Association fees and coordinated by the college's Activities Commission.

PLAY:  (See Thursday, October 18).

RECITAL:  The Friends of Music presents the Student Honors Recital. 3 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.

SPORTS:  Men's soccer vs. Buffalo State. 1 p.m., Saratoga Field. Free and open to the public.

SPORTS: Women's field hockey vs. Ohio Wesleyan. 11 a.m., Upper Merritt. Free and open to the public.

SPORTS: Men's and women's swimming vs. Buffalo State. 1 p.m., Merritt Athletic Center. Free and open to the public.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22:

LEDERER GALLERY:  School of the Arts and the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery in Brodie Hall, present Roland Freeman's "Mule Train: A Journey of Hope Remembered". The gallery is open noon-4 p.m. Sundays–Wednesdays and 5-8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.  The exhibit runs through Saturday, November 17. For more information http://www.geneseo.edu/news/nrap.php?pg=MuleTrainExhibit.html.

LOCKHART GALLERY: School of the Arts and the Lockhart Gallery, located in the McClellan House, 26 Main St., Geneseo presents Roland Freeman's "Some Things of Value: African American Expressive Culture". Freeman's opening lecture will begin at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22 in Alice Austin theatre, Brodie Hall. Opening reception, following Freeman's lecture, is from 4:30-6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22 in the Lockhart Gallery. The exhibit runs through Saturday, November 17. The gallery is open noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-8 p.m. Thursdays. For more information http://www.geneseo.edu/news/nrap.php?pg=MuleTrainExhibit.html.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23:

LOCKHART GALLERY:  (See Monday, October 22).

LEDERER GALLERY: (See Monday, October 22).

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24:

LOCKHART GALLERY:  (See Monday, October 22).

LEDERER GALLERY: (See Monday, October 22).

WADSWORTH LECTURE: Unscramble the letters in "America" and a simple sentence—"I am race"—reveals one of the most complex issues facing society today. So says Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), who will deliver the Wadsworth Lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Wadsworth Auditorium. His address, "Civil Rights: In the Day, Today and Tomorrow," is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session with Bond will follow his presentation. For more information see http://www.geneseo.edu/news/nrap.php?pg=WadsworthNR.html

SPORTS: Men's soccer vs. St. John Fisher. 3 p.m., Saratoga Field. Free and open to the public.

###

Back