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    Jan. 30 to Feb. 12, 1998

    Talks

    Fri., Jan. 30

    3:00 P.M. “Indigenous Forecasts of El Niño Events: An Overview with Case History,” by Ben Orlove, Columbia Earth Institute. International Research Institute for Climate Prediction Lecture Series. 203 Geosciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

    4:00 P.M. “A Battle for Survival: A Fight for Dignity and a Struggle for Human Rights at the NYC Burial Ground,” by Michael Blakey, Howard University. Conversations in Black Studies, Institute for Research in African American Studies. 758 Schermerhorn Extension.

    4:00 P.M. “Marine Sediment Coring Techniques Beyond the Pipe with a Piece of Lead on Top,” by Ynque Kristoffersen, Institute of Solid Earth Physics, Bergen, Norway. Earth Sciences Colloquium. Seminar Room, Seismology Building, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

    4:00 P.M. “Stepping Forward: Implementation of the WMO Climate Information and Prediction Services Project,” by Frederick Semazzi, World Meteorological Organization. International Research Institute for Climate Prediction Lecture Series. Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Engineering.

    4:30 P.M. “Resonant Tunneling in High Spin Magnets: Mesoscopic Tunneling of Magnetization,” by Myriam P. Sarachik, City College of New York. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquium. 309 Havemeyer.

    Mon., Feb. 2

    Noon. “The Rule of Law in Hong Kong,” by Anthony Chow, President, Law Society of Hong Kong. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture. Co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Legal Studies. 918 International Affairs.

    8:00 P.M. “A Seminar on the State,” by Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History. Part Two of the Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures titled “Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge after the Holocaust, Totalitarianism and Total War.” University Seminars. Dag Hammarskjold Lounge, 6th Floor, International Affairs.

    Tues., Feb. 3

    Noon. “How Will the Asian Financial Crisis Affect China and Hong Kong,” by Huan Guocang, Salomon Bros., Hong Kong. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series. 918 International Affairs.

    Noon. “Problems of Democratization in Africa,” by Julius O. Inhonvbere, Governance and Civil Society Peace and Justice Program, the Ford Foundation. Institute of African Studies Brown Bag Lecture Series. Middle East Institute, 1118 International Affairs.

    7:30 P.M. “Population Biology of the Spotted Owl,” by George Barrowclough, American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Anthropology, Seminars in Population Biology. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    Wed., Feb. 4

    Noon. “Constitutional Development in China,” by Michael Dowdle, visiting scholar. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series. 918 International Affairs.

    4:00 P.M. Inaugural Lecture of the Saltzman Center, by Guillermo O’Donnell. The Arnold A. Saltzman Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracies. 1501 International Affairs Building.

    Thurs., Feb. 5

    Noon “The Contemporary Political Predicament of Crimean Tatars in the Slavic Environment,” by Lilya R. Budzhurova, Deputy Supreme Council of Crimea. The Harriman Institute. 1512 International Affairs.

    Noon. “Researching the Unresearchable in China,” by James Seymour, senior research fellow, East Asian Institute. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series. 918 International Affairs.

    12:15 P.M. “Ethnicity, Culture, and Translation: Crossing National Boundaries,” by Ammiel Alcalay, Queens College-CUNY. Middle East Institute. 1118 International Affairs.

    4:30 P.M. “Elements of Curriculum Reform: Putting Solids in the Foundation,” by Arthur Ellis, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquium. 309 Havemeyer.

    5:00 P.M. “The American Legal System: An Italian Heritage,” by Hans Smit, Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law. The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America. Conference Room, Casa Italiana.

    8:00 P.M. “De Justititia non est Disputandum? Social Justice Today in Germany,” Hans Peter-Muller, Humboldt University, Berlin, and Max Weber chair, New York University. Deutsches Haus.

    Fri., Feb. 6

    12:30 P.M. “The Art of the Missing Part,” by Hal Foster, Princeton, with response by Helen Molesworth, SUNY. Buell Noontime Lecture, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. 114 Avery.

    4:00 P.M. “The Circular Ruins of Passing: Race, Class, and Gender in Charles Chesnutt’s The House Behind the Cedars, by Carlyle V. Thompson, Medgar Evers College. Conversations in Black Studies, Institute for Research in African-American Studies. 758 Schermerhorn Extension.

    Mon., Feb. 9

    Noon. “Popular Islamic Art and the Inscription of Memory in Urban Senegal,” by Mary Nooter Roberts, Center for International Cooperative Studies, University of Iowa. Institute of African Studies Brown Bag Lecture. Middle East Institute, 1118 International Affairs.

    Noon. “Update on US-Japan Relations,” by Robert Reis, Country Director for Japan, Department of State. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series. 918 International Affairs.

    8:00 P.M. “Policy’s Purpose,” by Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Sciences and History. Part Three of the Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures. University Seminars. Dag Hammarskjold Lounge, 6th Floor, International Affairs.

    Tues., Feb. 10

    Noon. “The Current Religious Situation in Russia, “ by Alexei Bodrov, Director, Biblical-Theological Institute of St. Andrew the Apostle, Moscow. The Harriman Institute. 1219 International Affairs.

    Noon. “UN Peacekeeping Operations: A Korean Perspective,” by James Hee-Seok Kwon, First Secretary, Republic of Korea Mission to the UN. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series. 918 International Affairs.

    12:15 P.M. “Dilemmas of Human Rights and Development in Mozambique,” by Artemisa France, Direitos Humanos e Desenvolvimento of Mozambique. Institute of African Studies Brown Bag Lecture. Co-sponsored by the Center for Human Rights. Middle East Institute, 1118 International Affairs.

    Wed., Feb. 11

    Noon “Japanese Corporate Culture and Sexual Harassment,” by Hitomi Kuwa, EAI Professional Fellow, and Kazue Muta, Konen Women’s University. 918 International Affairs.

    5:30 P.M. “The Embarrassment of Disclosure: What Happens After You Spill the Beans,” by Daphne Merkin. Barnard Center for Research on Women. Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd floor, Barnard Hall.

    5:30 P.M. “Global Migration: The Competition for Human Capital.” Moderated by Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect, with Jagdish Bhagwati, Arthur Lehman Professor of Economics, Clyde Preskowitz, Economic Strategy Institute, and Walter Wriston, former chairman, Citibank. The Reuters Forum. Information: 854-6840. Main Lecture Hall, School of Journalism.

    Thurs., Feb. 12

    4:00 P.M. “Political and Economic Adaptations of the Chilean Fishery Sector to ENSO Climate Variability,” by Daniel Suman, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami. International Research Institute for Climate Prediction Lecture Series. Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Engineering.

    4:30 P.M. “Antibody Aldolases of Remarkable Efficiency and Scope,” by Richard A. Lerner, Scripps Research Institute. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquium. 309 Havemeyer.

    8:00 P.M. “America and the Recasting of German Society after 1945,” by Volker Berghahn, dept. of history. Dept. of Germanic Languages. Deutsches Haus.

    Black Heritage Month
    “Untold Stories”

    Fri., Jan. 30

    5:00 P.M. Kickoff Reception. Low Rotunda. Food, dance, music and guest speakers. Low Rotunda.

    Sat., Jan. 31

    7:00 P.M. Documentary Screening, All Power to the People. Afterwards, a discussion with producer Lee Lew-Lee. Altschul Auditorium.

    Sun., Feb. 1

    Midnight. Candlelight Vigil.. Sundial.

    Mon., Feb. 2

    6:00 P.M. Opening Reception. With Elsie Crum McCabe, President, Museum for African Art in Soho. Brooks Living Room.

    Tues., Feb. 3

    7:00 P.M. Film Screening, Black Skin, White Mask. Afterwards, a discussion with Gina Dent. 712 Hamilton.

    Wed., Feb. 4

    8:00 P.M. Film Screening, Everyone’s Child. Lower Level McIntosh.

    Thurs., Feb. 5

    6:30 P.M. Black Alumni Reception. Low Rotunda.

    Fri., Feb. 6

    12:30 P.M. Field Trip Friday I. A free trip to the Museum of African Art. Meet at the IRC at the above time.

    9:00 P.M. One Love, One Love. Party hosted by the Carribean Students’ Association. Faculty House.

    Sun., Feb. 8

    7:00 P.M. African-Caribbean Dance Movement Workshop. Reid Hall.

    Tues., Feb. 10

    7:00 P.M. “Black Empowerment thru Mind, Body and Soul,” by George Fraser, author of Success Runs in Our Race. Co-sponsored by MBS Educational Services and Training, and the National Society of Black Engineers. 712 Hamilton.

    Remaining events will be published in the next Calendar.

    Exhibits

    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. Through Feb. 20. Noon, Feb. 5: reception with Gould. Sponsored by Columbia University Libraries and the Institute of African Studies with support from Citibank and Chase Manhattan Bank. West Reading Room, Lehman Social Sciences Library, International Affairs.

    Fenestrae. A solo exhibition featuring recent paintings by Kendal Kennedy. 10:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M., Mon.–Fri., Feb. 1–15. Fri., Feb. 6: 5:00 P.M., reception. Macy Gallery, Teachers College.

    The Visual Front: Spanish Civil War Posters. From the Southworth Collection at U.C.–San Diego. 1:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M., Wed.–Fri., Feb. 4–Mar. 28. Feb. 19: 5:00 P.M., gallery talk by exhibition’s curator, Alexander Vergara, visiting professor of art history at Columbia. Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn.

    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/

    Miller Theatre Presents Ursula Oppens
    Ursula Oppens, pianist

    On Thurs., Feb. 5, at 8:00 P.M., renowned pianist Ursula Oppens will embark on a three year, nine-concert traversal of the Beethoven piano sonatas in a series entitled Beethoven the Contemporary. She will be coupling Beethoven sonatas with modern American works to reveal the immediacy and relevance of Beethoven’s work to contemporary music. The Feb. 5 performance will feature the New York premiere of Amnon Wolman’s, “New York”. Tickets: $15/$10 members/$5 students. Reservations: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.


    Special Events

    Fri., Jan. 30

    10:00 A.M. Career Day on Environmental Ethics: “What is the Role of Ethics in the Applied Science of Conservation Biology.” Speakers include Eric Katz, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Rabbi Saul Berman, Stern College; Larry Rasmussen, Union Theological Seminary; and Strachan Donnelly, President, The Hastings Institute of Bioethics. 10th floor, Schermerhorn ext.

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

    Mary Gordon to Read from Her Latest Novel
    Mary Gordon, writer

    On Mon., Feb. 9, at 5:30 P.M., Mary Gordon, Millicent McIntosh Professor of Writing at Barnard, will read from her new novel, Spending.This reading is free and open to the public. A Reid Lecture. Barnard Center for Research on Women. Lower Level McIntosh Center.

    Weds., Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25

    8:00 P.M. “The New Intolerance in Politics, Sex, Race and Art.” Onstage dialogues among Susan Sontag, George Stephanopoulos, Edward Said, Robert Fitzpatrick and others. Theatre of Ideas Lecture Series. Tickets: $10 each event/ $5 students/members/seniors. Information: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

    Wed., Feb. 4

    12:15 P.M. Chamber Recital, with Gotham Winds, woodwind sextet. Chamber music for woodwinds by Danzi, Stamitz and Janacek. I.I. Rabi Concerts. Faculty House.

    Thurs., Feb. 5

    Noon. “Music for Two Trumpets and Two at the Organ,” with Sandra Coffin and Susan Radcliff, trumpeters, and Mary Monroe and George Stauffer, organists. Chapel Music Program. St.Paul’s Chapel

    Fri., Feb. 6

    11:45 A.M. Forum on Public Support of the Arts. Panelists include Edward Rothstein, The New York Times; Arthur Danto, professor emeritus of philosophy; Ronald Feldman, National Council for the Arts; and Catharine Stimpson, dean, New York University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Moderated by John Rockwell, director of the Lincoln Center Festival. The National Arts Journalism Program. Information: 854-1912 or e-mail najp@columbia.edu. Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor, Journalism.

    8:00 P.M. Jazz Masters: The Stanley Cowell Quartet. With Stanley Cowell, piano, Bruce Kevin Williams, alto sax, Dwayne Burno, bass, and Nasheet Williams, drums. Tickets: $15/$10 members/$7 students/seniors. Reservations: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

    Tues., Feb. 10

    8:00 P.M. “Rhythm Tests the Meaning of My Quirk,” by Irene Speiser. Poetry reading in English and German. Dept. of Germanic Studies, Swiss Consulate of New York. Deutsches Haus.

    Wed., Feb. 11

    12:15 P.M. Music Recital, with Madeleine Golz, cello, and Evelyn Golz, piano. Music by Brahms. I.I. Rabi Concerts. Faculty House.

    Thurs., Feb. 12

    8:00 P.M. “Arch of Romanticism,” with Joel Krosnick, cello, and Gilbert Kalish, piano. Works by Brahms, Webern and Ralph Shapey. Tickets: $15/$10 members/$7 students/seniors. Reservations: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.


    Health Sciences

    Fri., Jan. 30

    Noon. “NMR Structural and Biophysical Characterization of Gluataredoxin and Core Binding Factor Proteins,” by John Bushweller, Dartmouth. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. 523 Black Building.

    Tues., Feb. 3

    Noon. “Functional Expression of a Mammalian Odor Receptor,” by Stuart J. Firestein, professor of biological sciences. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    Thurs., Feb. 5

    6:45 A.M. ICU Case Conference. By Robert Sladen, assistant professor of Anesthesiology. Department of anesthesiology. 1-3 Clark Conference Center, Milstein Hospital Building.

    4:00 P.M. LIM Homeobox Genes and Neural Circuits in C. Elegans,” by Oliver Hobert, Harvard. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. P&S 5-424.

    4:10 P.M. “On a New Inequality Involving Normal Densities,” by Bruce Levin. Division of Biostatistics Seminar. Room 401, PH 19.

    Tues., Feb. 10

    Noon. “New Mechanisms that Regulate the Activity of the Epithelial Sodium Channel,” by Cecilia Canessa, Yale. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    Wed., Feb. 11

    11:30 A.M. “Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia: A Research Update,” by Judith Rapoport, National Institute of Mental Health. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

    4:00 P.M. “Roles of Micrologial Scavenger Receptors in Alzheimer’s Disease and Atherosclerosis,” by Samuel Silverstein, dept. of cellular biophysics, and Joseph El Khoury, Beth Israel Hospital. Taub Center Research Seminars in Aging and Degeneration of the Nervous System. Pathology/Fenoglio Library, PH 15 West.

    Thurs., Feb. 12

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


    Sports

    Sports Events At Home

    Basketball:

    Fri., Feb. 6

    7:30 P.M. Men vs. Yale.

    Sat., Feb. 7

    7:30 P.M. Men vs. Brown

    Fri., Feb. 13

    7:00 P.M. Women vs. Dartmouth

    Sat., Feb. 14

    7:00 P.M. Women vs. Harvard

    Archery:

    Sat., Feb. 7

    10:00 A.M. Women vs. Baruch

    Wrestling:

    Fri., Feb. 13

    2:00 P.M. Men vs. Brown.

    *All events will take place in Levien Gymnasium, with the exception of the archery event which will be held in Barnard Gymnasium.

    Harlem Horizon in Low Rotunda
    Intuitive Painting by Young Artists

    An exhibition of work by more than 15 intuitive artists from the Harlem Horizon Art Studio will hang in Low Rotunda through Fri., Feb. 27.

    The show, titled the Ninth Annual Harlem Horizon Art exhibition, will be open to the public Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. For information, call 854-2877.

    The Harlem Horizon Art Studio is part of Harlem Hospital's renowned Injury Prevention Program developed by Barbara Barlow; it is directed by artist Bill Richards. In its nine years of existence, more than 1,000 young have participated in the Harlem Horizon Art Studio program. Through the process of painting, many of the artists, who range in age from 10 to approximately 20 years old, have regained mobility and physical control lost as a result of illness or injury. Central to the Harlem Horizon philosophy is allowing artists to develop their own imagery and style, independent of instruction.

    Harlem Horizon paintings have been exhibited at Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York City and at galleries around the country as part of a national tour.




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