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Trading Fours: Jazz and its Milieu Conference
, May 11. Hosted by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, the conference will focus on the role of improvisational jazz music in the life of a community. Trading Fours refers to a form of musical dialogue between improvising musicians-a dialogue organizers hope to achieve between scholars, educators, musicians, and community members. Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; call 773/702-8063.


21st Century Science, through May 21. This lecture series examines what technological advances the future might bring. On April 23 David Weiss, clinical instructor in orthopedics, surgery, and rehabilitative medicine at the University Hospitals, discusses how modern medicine treats injury and aging. Rick Stevens, professor in computer science, follows on May 21 with a lecture on the future of the Internet. Graham School of General Studies; call 800/997-9689.


PHOTO:  Juiliard String QuartetJuilliard String Quartet, April 27. The history of the Juilliard Quartet extends more than 50 years. In its only Chicago appearance of the season, the quartet will perform works by Mendelssohn, Kutag, and Beethoven. Chicago Presents; call 773/702-8068.


Only Millennia Matter: 4,000 Years in the Making of the
Assyrian Dictionary
, April 18. Eighty years after scholars began the task of recording and defining the oldest written language, the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary is nearing completion. U of C professor and editor Martha T. Roth discusses the making of the Assyrian Dictionary and what it has helped to recover from ancient Mesopotamia. Graham School of General Studies; call 800/997-9689.


 


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