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    Jan. 23 to Feb. 5, 1998


    Fri., Jan 23

    4:00 P.M. "Long Records of Vegetation and Climate Change from Florida," by Eric Grimm, Illinois State Museum. Earth Science Colloquium. Lamont Hall, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

    Spanish Civil War Posters at the Wallach
    "Peasant, Defend with Weapons the Government that Has Given You the Land"

    "The Visual Front: Spanish Civil War Posters," from the Southworth Collection of U.C.–San Diego, offers a reminder of the devastating and galvanizing conflict of the Spanish Civil War. Along with the posters, the exhibit also features a selection of books, newspapers and journals which contextualize the war, as well as a selection of drawings by Spanish children living in refugee colonies. It begins on Feb. 4 and will continue through Mar. 28. On Feb. 19., there will be a gallery talk by the curator, Alexander Vergara. It may be viewed 1:00–5:00 P.M., Wed.–Sat. Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn.

    Mon., Jan. 26

    12:10 P.M. "Behavior of Circumferential Strain Compression Tests of Brittle Rocks," by Yoshiaki Fujii, Hokkaido University. Seismology, Geology and Techtonophysics Lecture. Seminar Room, Seismology Building, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

    3:00 P.M. "The Effects of Landscape Features on Small Mammal Populations in an Intensively Managed Forest Ecosystem," by Brent Danielson, Iowa State University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    Wed., Jan 28

    5:30 P.M. "Global Migration: The Competition for Human Capital." Moderated by William Wolman, Business Week, with Muzaffar Chishti, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE), and Demetrios Papademetriou, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Part of Columbia Journalism's 8th Annual Forum to Focus on Human Capital. Open to public through advanced registration. Information: 854-6840. Main Lecture Hall, School of Journalism.

    Thurs., Jan. 29

    10:00 A.M. "Modern Human Origins Inferred From Molecular Genetic Variation," by Sarah Tishkoff, Pennsylvania State University. Department of Anthropology, Biological Anthropology Seminar. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    Open House

    On Jan. 27. an open house is scheduled to formally introduce the Multimedia Center to the Columbia community. All employees are invited to drop by the MLC in 212A Lewisohn between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. for information, software, and light refreshment. Mousepads will be given to the first 200 visitors. For more information, call 854-2771 or send e-mail to hrlearning@columbia.edu.

    Katznelson to Give Remaining Lectures

    Ira Katznelson, the Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, will complete the delivery of the 1997 Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures on Feb. 2 and 9. The topic: "Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After the Holocaust, Totalitarianism and Total War."

    Katznelson gave the first of three Schoff Lectures in October, but postponed the second and third because of the strike on campus by Local 2110 UAW.

    He will speak Feb. 2 on "A Seminar on the State" and Feb. 9 on "Policy's Purpose." Presented by the University Seminars, both will begin at 8:00 P.M. in the Dag Hammarskjold Lounge on the sixth floor of the International Affairs Building. They are open to the public free of charge.

    Reuters Forum Begins Jan. 28

    The central role of human capital in sustaining the global economy is the focus of this year's Reuters Forum at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. Open to the public and free of charge, it will bring together international scholars, bankers, business leaders, journalists and world financial authorities to discuss trends in education, training, knowledge, skills and health that affect people's earnings and world economic development. Participants will include Columbia economist Jagdish Bhagwati and urbanist Saskia Sassen. The discussions will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. on seven Wednesday evenings: Jan. 28, Feb. 11 , Feb. 25, Mar. 11, Apr. 1, Apr. 15 and Apr. 29, in the main lecture hall of the Journalism School. A full schedule of topics and participants is available from Reuters Forum director Terri Thompson at 854-6840 or -2711; fax 212-854-3900, tat5@columbia.edu.


    The Art of Kuba Weaving. An exploration of the artistry of Kuba raffia cloth weaving and design from the Democratic Republic of Congo. From the private collection of Phillip Gould, Art History Professor Emeritus, Sarah Lawrence College. Jan. 26–Feb. 20. Noon, Feb. 5: reception with Prof. Gould. Sponsored by Columbia University Libraries and the Institute of African Studies with generous support from Citibank and Chase Manhattan Bank. West Reading Room, Lehman Social Sciences Library, International Affairs.

    Milbank Library Web: A Tribute to Lawrence A. Cremin. A permanent website dedicated to the former President of Teachers College (1974–84). http://lweb. tc.columbia.edu/ exhibits/cremin/

    Special Events

    Fri.–Sat., Jan 23–24

    10:00 A.M. Conference in Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Revolution. Sponsored by the Peter Jacyk Center for Ukrainian Historical Studies, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, the Shevchenko Scientific Society, the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States, and the Ukrainian Institute of America. 1512 International Affairs.

    8:00 P.M. Theatre Day, with Andrei Serban and Nikolaus Wolcz. A collage of re-interpreted works from the classical theatre, directed by the two faculty members of the School of Arts, and performed by graduate students from the Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theater Studies. Tickets: $10/$5 members/ students/ seniors. Miller Theatre

    Sat., Jan. 24

    9:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. "L'Art de Vivre: Charlotte Perriand and New Conceptions of Modern Life." Symposium on a leading twentieth-century French designer. Speakers include Rosemarie Bletter, C.U.N.Y., Catherine Clarisse, Clermont-Ferrand, Alan Colquhoun, Princeton, and Esther da Costa Meyer, Yale. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and the Architectural League of New York. Significant funding by the Sterling Currier Foundation. Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall.

    Tues., Jan. 27

    6:00 P.M. 8th Annual Burns Supper. An evening of traditional Scottish dancing, song, poetry and cuisine in celebration of the life of Scotland's National Poet, Robert Burns. Features haggis. Price: $49.95 in advance/$59.95 at the door. Reservations are required. Information: 854-7192. Faculty House.

    Thurs., Jan. 29

    7:00 P.M. Film Screening, Camp de Thiaroye, directed by Ousmane Sembene. African Film Festival, Dept. of Pan-African studies. 306B Barnard.

    7:00 P.M. "Fabulous Film Women: A showing of Hester Street," and discussion with director Joan Micklin Silver. Barnard Center for Research on Women. Julius S. Held Lecture Hall, 304 Barnard.

    Health Sciences

    Fri., Jan. 23

    Noon. "NMR Studies of the Folded and Unfolded States of an SH3 Domain," by Neil Farrow, Dupont Merck. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. 523 Black Building.

    Tues., Jan 27

    Noon. "The Role of the Extracellular Matrix in Differentiation of Polarized Epithelia," by Qais Al-Awqati, Robert F. Loeb Professor of Medicine. Physiology And Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    4:00 P.M. "Mammalian Mitochondrial DNA Maintenance and Replication," by David Clayton, Stanford University. Dept. of Genetics and Development Seminar. 312 Hammer Health Sciences Center.

    Wed., Jan. 28

    11:30 A.M. "Treatment of Child Depression," by Rachel Klein, professor of clinical psychology. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

    Thurs., Jan. 29

    6:45 A.M. General Case Conference. By Berend Mets, assistant professor of anesthesiology. Dept. of Anesthesiology. 1-3 Clark Conference Center, Milstein Hospital Building.

    9:30 A.M. "Cognition and Function in HIV," by Steve Albert, School of Public Health. HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

    4:00 P.M. "Control of Actin Polymerization Dynamics During Cell Motility," by Matthew Welch, U.C.–San Francisco. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. 301 Hammer Health Sciences Center.

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