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    Dec. 4, 1997 to Jan. 22, 1998


    Thurs., Dec. 4

    8:30 A.M. Can Journalism be Impartial? The Media's Relationship to Fact, Fairness and Gossip." Day-long conference. Speakers include Joe Lelyveld, The New York Times; Dick Harwood, The Washington Post, and others. Graduate School of Journalism. Third Floor Auditorium, Journalism.

    5:30 P.M. "Post-Socialist Necrophilia, or the Political Lives of Dead Bodies," by Katherine Verdery, Harriman Institute. Third of three-part series. Harriman Institute, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America and Columbia Univ. Press. Teatro, Casa Italiana.

    6:45 P.M. Annual Holiday Yule Log Ceremony. Columbia Blue Key Society. Reception to follow. John Jay Lounge.

    Fri., Dec. 5

    8:00 P.M. "Business Culture and Confucianism in Ming-Ch'ing China," by Ying-shih Yü, Princeton. Wing-tsit Chan Memorial Lecture. Faculty House.

    Fri.-Sat., Dec. 5-6

    9:00 A.M. "Educating Homeless Children: Problems, Pitfalls, Prospects for Success." Two-day conference. Keynote address by Louise Slaughter, U.S. House of Representatives. Free admission. Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, Teachers College. 525 W. 120th St.

    Sat., Dec. 6

    11:00 A.M. Book Discussion, with Caryl Phillips, author of The Nature of Blood. Co-sponsored by dept. of French and dept. of Spanish and Portuguese. Buell.

    Mon., Dec. 8

    Noon. "Phosphorylation-dependent Regulation of NfkB," by Sanka Ghosh, Yale School of Medicine. Dept. of biological sciences. 700 Fairchild.

    Tues., Dec. 9

    Noon. "Hong Kong's Media Under Chinese Rule," by Lin Kin Ming, vice-chairman, Hong Kong Journalists Association. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 918 IAB.

    7:30 P.M. "Population Dynamics of an Endangered Sea Bird," by Richard Veit, College of Staten Island. Dept. of anthropology. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    Wed., Dec. 10

    3:00 P.M. "Update on the Cambodian Political Situation," by Gordon Longmuir, Canadian Ambassador to Cambodia. East Asian Institute Lecture. 918 IAB.

    7:30 P.M. "The Ten Commandments of Magazine Editing," by Art Cooper, GQ. Graduate School of Journalism Delacorte Lecture Series. 301 Journalism.

    Thurs., Dec. 11

    Noon. "The Indo-U.S. Primate Project: Current Field Work in Primatology in India," by Charles Southwick, Univ. of Colorado. Dept. of anthropology. 467 Schermerhorn Extension.

    4:00 P.M. "Improving Education for Gay and Lesbian Students, with moderator Michael Koski. Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, Teachers College. Registration: 678-3987. Private Dining Room, 525 W. 120th St.

    Fri., Dec. 12

    Noon. "Italy and the Reform of the Security Council," by Francesco Paolo Fulci, Italian Mission to the UN. Italian Academy for Advanced Studies. Information and reservation: 854-4437. Casa Italiana.

    3:30 P.M. "The Structure of Mono- and Bidisperse Polymer Brushes and Mesogels at the Solid/Liquid Interface," by Ratislav Levicky, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Polymer and Interface Seminar Series. 209 Havemeyer.

    Mon., Dec. 15

    Noon. "Proteases, the Extracellular Matrix and Neuronal Death in Mammalian Central Nervous System," by Sidney Strickland, S.U.N.Y.-Stony Brook. Dept. of biological sciences. 700 Fairchild.

    U.S. Senator to Speak
    Jeffords Will Address 'Education Crisis'
    Sen. Jim Jeffords
    On. Mon, Dec. 8, at 4:30 P.M., United States Senator Jim Jeffords will give a lecture titled "Education: The Nation in Crisis." Jeffords is currently chairman of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. Kellogg Conference Center, 15th Floor, IAB.

    Special Events

    Sat., Dec. 6

    8:00 P.M. "This Day Christ was Borne—Musical Responses to Christmas in Late Medieval and Renaissance England," with Collegium Musicum and Viol Consort of Columbia. Free admission. St. Paul's Chapel.

    Sounds of the Season
    Candlelight Concert in St. Paul's

    Fri.-Sat., Dec. 12-13: 8:00 P.M. Annual Columbia Candlelight Concert. Featuring Barnard-Columbia Chorus and St. Paul's Orchestra. Also with Rachel Rosales, soprano; Rebecca Barnes, mezzo-soprano; Philip Anderson, tenor, and Gregory Purnhagen, bass. Works by Poulenc and Bach. Chapel Music Program. Tickets: $10/$5 students/seniors. May be purchased at door or Miller box office. St. Paul's Chapel.

    Sun., Dec. 7

    7:00 P.M. Christmas Concert, with Barnard-Columbia Gospel Choir. $5/$3 with CUID. Altschul Auditorium, IAB.

    Mon., Dec. 8

    8:00 P.M. Columbia University Orchestra Concert, with violinist Alyssa Boxhill. Works by Glinka, Barber and Beethoven. Free admission with ticket. Miller Theatre.

    Wed., Dec. 10

    12:15 P.M. Violin and Piano Recital, with violinist Marti Sweet and pianist Christopher Oldfather. Works by Prokofiev and Brahms. I.I. Rabi Concert. Faculty House.

    6:30 P.M. Academy Award-Winning Short Films: Der Schwarzfahrer, Wolkenkratzer, Zartbitter, Berlin seit 1945 and Berlin Erleben. Dept. of Germanic Languages 'Berlin in Video' Series. Free admission. Deutsches Haus.

    Wed.-Sat., Dec. 10-13

    8:00 P.M. (with an additional 2:00 P.M. performance Sat., Dec. 13). The Great Highway, by August Strindberg. Directed by Robert Allen. Graduate School of the Arts Theatre Division. Tickets: $10/$5 students/seniors. May be purchased at door or Miller box office. Horace Mann Theatre, W. 120th and Broadway.

    Fri., Dec. 12

    1:10 P.M. University Senate Meeting. Tickets available at Senate Office, 406 Low, morning of meeting. CUID required. Information: 854-2023. Davis Auditorium, Schapiro.

    Thurs., Dec. 18

    4:30 P.M. Gay, Bisexual and Lesbian Employees & Supporters (GABLES-CU) Holiday Party. All faculty, staff and friends welcome. Information: 854-3078. Red Room, St. Paul's Chapel.

    Health Sciences

    Wed., Dec. 3

    Noon. Graduate School of Public Health Open House. Discussion of school's various graduate programs. Main Lounge, Bard (W. 169th St. & Haven Ave.).

    Tues., Dec. 9

    Noon. "Biological Consequences of Interactions between Signaling Pathways," by Ravi Iyenger, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    Wed., Dec. 10

    11:30 A.M. "Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Lyme Disease in Children and Adolescents," by Brian Fallon, associate professor of clinical psychiatry. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute.

    Thurs., Dec. 11

    4:00 P.M. "Application of Gee Procedures for Sample Size Calculations in Repeated Measures Experiments," by James Rochon, George Washington Univ. Division of Biostatistics Seminar. Room 401, PH 19.

    Mon., Dec. 15

    Noon. "p53 and Cell Death," by Kornelia Polyak, Johns Hopkins. Dept. of pathology. Room 14-240, Humphreys Auditorium, Vanderbilt Clinic.

    Tues., Dec. 16

    Noon. "Studies on the Induction and Pathogenicity of Autoantibodies," by Betty Diamond, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dept. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar and Training Program in Immunology. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

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