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    Feb. 27–Mar. 12, 1998

    Talks

    Fri., Feb. 27

    1:00 P.M. “Investigating Ethnogenesis in Archaeology,” by Reinhard W. Bernbeck, Bryn Mawr College. Dept. of Anthropology, Archaeology Job Talk. 962 Schermerhorn Extension.

    3:10 P.M. “Radial Electric Field in Model for TFTR Supershot Confinement,” by Darin Ernst, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Plasma Physics Colloquium. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    4:00 P.M. “You Cannot Get Here From There: On Blackness, Evil and the Limits of Social Redemptions,” by Brakette F. Williams, MacArthur Fellow. Dept. of Anthropology. 754 Schermerhorn Extension.

    Miller Theatre Presents
    The Juilliard String Quartet
    Quartet
    The internationally renowned Juilliard String Quartet will perform in recital on Tues., Mar. 10 at 8:00 P.M. Works will include Beethoven’s Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No.3, and Alban Berg’s String Quartet, Op. 3. Tickets: $20/$15 members/$10 students & seniors. Information: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

    Mon., Mar. 2

    Noon. “Labor Markets in Post Socialist Hungary,” by Istvan Gabor, Budapest University of Economics. The Harriman Institute. 1219 International Affairs.

    12:15 P.M. “Religious Parties in Israel,” by Charles Leibman, Bar-Ilan University. The Middle East Institute. 1118 International Affairs.

    3:00 P.M. “Basal Taxa and the Role of Cladistic Patterns in the Evaluation of Conservation Priorities: A View from Freshwater,” by Melanie L.J. Stiassny, Ichthyology Department, American Museum of Natural History. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    7:30 P.M. “New Fly Species of the Island of Guadalupe,” by Roberta Koepfer, Queens College. Seminars in Population Biology. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    8:00 P.M. “Fictions of the Self: Language and Representation in Rousseau,” by Byron Wells, Wake Forest. Preceded by a special meeting with students 6:30 P.M.–7:00 P.M., and a reception at 7:00 P.M. Maison Francaise Alumni Lecture Series. Buell.

    Tues., Mar. 3

    5:30 P.M. “Treading Common Ground: Faultlines and Bridges in America’s New Religious Landscape,” by Diana L. Eck, Harvard. Virginia C. Gildersleeve Visiting Professorship. Julius Held Lecture Hall, Barnard.

    5:30 P.M. “England, Europe and the Defence of Rhyme,” by Carlo Ginzburg, UCLA. Part two of lecture series titled, “No Island is an Island: Four Glances at English Literature in a World Perspective.” Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America. Teatro, Casa Italiana.

    7:30 P.M. “The Controversy over Art Restoration and Modern Art History,” by James Beck, professor of art history and archeaology. Seminar on the Renaissance. 606 Dodge.

    Wed., Mar. 4

    12:15 P.M. “Islamic Courts in Yemen,” by Brinkley Messick, professor of anthropology. The Middle East Institute. 1118 International Affairs.

    12:30 P.M. “The Impact of New Information Technologies on the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language,” by Ariel Weil, Attache linguistique pres l’Ambassade de France. Maison Francaise. Buell.

    4:30 P.M. “Molecular Dynamics of Wetting,” by J.Koplik, Levich Institute, CCNY. Applied Mathematics Colloquium. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    7:00 P.M. “Erotic Articulations in Legal Texts,” by Susan L’Engle. Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art. 930 Schermerhorn.

    Thurs., Mar. 5

    Noon. “Intellectual In-between: A French Erudit (1630–1721) in an Age of Transition,” by April Shelford, Mellon Fellow in History. Society of Fellows in the Humanities Brown Bag Lunch Series. Heyman Center for the Humanities, East Campus.

    4:10 P.M. “Autonomous Submission,” Bernard Berofsky, professor of philosophy. Dept. of Philosophy Colloquium. 716 Philosophy.

    4:30 P.M. “Semiclassical Description of Electronically Non-Adiabatic Dynamics,” by William H. Miller, UC-Berkeley. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquium. 309 Havemeyer.

    7:30 P.M. “Shinto Studies in the West: Toward a Re-examination of University Curricula and Future Research Directions,” by Manabe Shunsho, director, the Kanagawa Prefectural Kanazawa Bunko. In Japanese. Workshop to follow at 10:00 A.M., Fri., Mar. 6. Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies. 403 Kent Hall.

    8:00 P.M. “Daily Explosions: Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany,” by Bernd Widdig, MIT. Dept. of Germanic Languages. Deutsches Haus.

    Fri., Mar. 6

    10:00 A.M. “Mapping of the Isosceles Triangle Billiard and Break in the Second Law of Thermodynamics,” by Richard Liboff, Cornell. Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics Joint Seminar. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    12:30 P.M. “Reality Effect, Apparatus Effect, Architecture Effect: The Geography of the Spectator in City Films,” by Pellegrino d’Acierno, visiting professor of Italian and cultural studies. With response by John Rajchman, College International de Philosophie, Paris. Buell Center Noontime Lecture Series. 114 Avery.

    4:30 P.M. “Lise Meitner and the Discovery of Nuclear Fission: A Woman’s Life in Physics,” by Ruth Lewin Sime, Sacramento City College. Co-sponsored by the Barnard and Columbia Chemistry Departments. 309 Havemeyer.

    8:00 P.M. “Music and Romanticism: The Role of Women Composers,” by Judith Alstadter, Pace University. Maison Francaise. Buell.

    Mon., Mar. 9

    12:30 P.M. “Casablanca 1993: Reconfiguring Mosque and Nation,” by Elaine Combs-Schilling, professor of anthropology. Columbia Midday Seminar. The Americas Society, Center for Inter-American Relations, 680 Park Ave. at E. 68th St.

    3:00 P.M. “Operationalizing Ecology: New Perspectives on Old Ideas,” by Geoff Hatcher, professor of anthropology.

    4:00 P.M. “Erosion, Fertility and Social Change: Macroregional Effects of Human Impact on Pre-Columbia Landscapes in Oaxaca,” by Arthur Joyce, Vanderbilt University. Dept. of Anthropology. 467 Schermerhorn Extension.

    5:00 P.M. “Rabbis, Rebels and Supreme Court Justices: Jewish Women and Modern America,” by Joyce Antler, Brandeis University. Co-sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, the Ingeborg, Tamara and Jonina Rennert Women in Judaism Forum, and the Barnard History Department. Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard.

    Tues., Mar. 10

    Noon. “The Roles of the UN in Responding to Complex Emergencies and Refugee Crises,” by Angela Raven-Roberts, UNICEF. Institute of African Studies. Middle East Institute, 1118 International Affairs.

    5:30 P.M. “A Search for the Origins: Reading Tristram Shandy Again,” by Carlo Ginzburg, UCLA. Part three of lecture series titled, “No Island is an Island: Four Glances at English Literature in a World Perspective.” Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America. Teatro, Casa Italiana.

    Thurs., Mar. 12

    Noon. “African Women: Past, Present and Future,” by Marie Memouna Shaba, Tanzania Media Women’s Association. Co-sponsored by the Institute of African Studies and the Center for Human Rights.

    Noon. “New York’s African Burial Ground: Revelations of a National Historic Landmark,” by Dorothy Desir-Davis, Bard College. Society of Fellows in the Humanities Brown Bag Lunch Series. Heyman Center for the Humanities, East Campus.

    4:00 P.M. “Practical Access to Chiral Synthetic Building Blocks via Asymmetric Catalysis,” by Eric N. Jacobsen, Harvard. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquium. 309 Havemeyer.

    8:00 P.M. “The Rhetoric of Testing,” by Avital Ronell, New York University. Dept. of Germanic Languages. Deutsches Haus.

    8:00 P.M. “Spatial Memory and Rule-guided Foraging in Wild Primates: Evidence from Experimental and Natural Field Studies,” by Paul Garber, University of Illinois. Dept. of Anthropology. 467 Schermerhorn Extension.

    Conference to Explore the Economic Crisis in Southeast Asia

    Columbia has assembled a group of business, political and academic leaders from the U.S., Japan and Southeast Asia to discuss the financial crisis in Southeast Asia. On Fri., Mar. 6, their views and forecasts will be presented at a one-day conference on campus: “Challenges and Opportunities of the Southeast Asia Crisis: Implications for American and Japanese Business.”

    The conference will address key questions of significant importance to global leaders, and will provide a forum for business and academic leaders to address the immediate and long-term impact of the recent developments, as well as opportunities for recovery and future growth. It features four panel discussions and a luncheon roundtable focusing on specific areas of interest in the Southeast Asian region: international trade, foreign direct investment, international finance and the changing political economy of Southeast Asia.

    Panelists and speakers represent five Southeast Asian countries and include Supachai Panitchpakdi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, Thailand and Noburu Hatkeyama, President, Japan External Trade Organization.

    Conference panels will be chaired by leading academic experts, including: Hugh Patrick, director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School, and co-director, APEC Study Center of Columbia; Gerald Curtis, professor of political science, Columbia; Merit Janow, professor in the practice of international trade, School of International and Public Affairs and co-director, APEC Study Center of Columbia, and Mark Mason, associate professor, School of Management, Yale, and research associate, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School.

    The conference will be held from 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. in the Kellogg Conference Center, International Affairs Building, 15th Floor. Registration is $200, but an academic discount is available for Columbia faculty and students. As seating is limited, registration will be conducted on a first come, first served basis. The registration deadline is noon, Fri., Feb. 27. For additional information or to register, call the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at 854-5930.

    Exhibits

    Rare Documents on the Dreyfus Affair. A collection on loan from the Beitler Foundation of Edgewater, N.J., courtesy of Lorraine Beitler. Mon.–Fri., 2:00 P.M.ס:00 P.M. Through Fri., Mar. 13. Maison Francaise. Buell.

    The Visual Front: Spanish Civil War Posters. From the Southworth Collection at U.C.–San Diego. 1:00 P.M.ס:00 P.M., Wed.–Fri., through Mar. 28. Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn.

    From Brooklyn to Haiti—A Celebration of Spirit. An exhibition of works by Thomas Roma, director of photography, School of the Arts, and Yolene Legrand, noted artist. Photographs from “Come Sunday,” by Roma are exhibited in the Corridor Gallery, while a collection of paintings by Legrand titled “Out of Haiti” is exhibited in the Treasure Room Gallery. The exhibit is open 9:00 A.M.ס:00 P.M., Mon.–Fri, through Fri., Feb. 27. Interchurch.

    Orchestra and Glee Club to Collaborate with Chapel Music Program
    The Columbia University Orchestra and Glee Club, and the Chapel Music Program will offer a collaborative concert on Sat., Mar. 7, at 8:00 P.M., in a series inaugurating the new Turner organ console at St. Paul’s. Under the direction of George Rothman, the Orchestra will perform Stokowski’s arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, featuring Esther Shin, organ scholar of the Chapel Music Program. The Orchestra will be joined by the Columbia Glee Club in a performance of Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances and Mussorgsky’s Coronation Scene from “Boris Gudunov.” Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door beginning at 7:00 P.M. St. Paul’s.


    Special Events

    Fri., Feb. 27

    1:10 P.M. University Senate Meeting. Tickets available at Senate Office, 406 Low, morning of the meeting. CUID required. Information: 854-2023. 501 Schermerhorn.

    4:00 P.M. Commemoration Service: Celebrating the Life and Music of Leonard C. Holvik. Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies St. Paul’s Chapel.

    5:30 P.M. Exhibition and Music Demonstration: Celebrating the Life of Leonard Holvik. Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies. Gabe M. Weiner Music and Arts Library, Dodge.

    Sat., Feb. 28

    9:00 A.M. “The Dialectic of Enlightenment.” Day three of an international three-day conference. Aesthetic Theory II: “Tour de Force,” by Werner Hamacher, Johns Hopkins; “Thinking as a Gesture,” by Alex Garcia Duttmann, Melbourne, Australia; “Adorno and the End of Art,” by Eva Geulen, New York University. Closing Panel (2:15 P.M.) with Richard Bernstein, New School for Social Research, and Samuel Weber, UCLA, among others. Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Germanic Languages, the New School of Social Research and the Goethe of Institute New York. Deutsches Haus.

    Tues., Mar. 3

    6:00 P.M. Faculty/Student Book Discussions. Chaplain Jewelnel Davis will read from the works of Martin Buber. Co-sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain, United Campus Ministries and the Interfaith Library Committee. Schiff Room, Earl.

    8:00 P.M. Film Screening: Blanc. Directed by K. Kieslowski. Admission: $1 students/seniors/$2 others. Maison Francaise. Buell.

    Wed., Mar. 4

    12:05 P.M. Music Recital, with the Interchurch Center Chorus. Features arrangement of spirituals by H.T. Burleigh, John Rutter and Nancy Wertsch. Wednesday Lunchtime Concert. Interchurch.

    12:15 P.M. Music Recital, with Dennis Joseph, clarinet, and Eleonor Bindman, piano. Works by Brahms and Schumann. I.I. Rabi Concert Series. Faculty House.

    6:30 P.M. “Structuring a Novel,” by Alix Kates Shulman, novelist. A one-night mini-course. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $25. Registration: 854-2067. Barnard Center for Research on Women. Sulzberger Plaza, 3rd Floor, Barnard.

    Thurs., Mar. 5

    Noon. Organ Recital, with Albert Ahlstrom. Works by Parker and Ahlstrom. Chapel Music Program. St. Paul’s Chapel.

    5:00 P.M. “East Meets West: The Challenge of Enlarging Europe.” A conference directed by Glenda Rosenthal and coordinated by Michelle Seguine and Patti deGroot. Co-sponsored by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University and the Institute on Western Europe. Teatro, Casa Italiana.

    7:00 P.M. Fabulous Film Women; A Screening of Just Another Girl on the IRT. Afterward a discussion with filmmaker Leslie Harris. Barnard Center for Research on Women. Julius S. Held Lecture Hall, 304 Barnard.

    Thurs.–Sat., Mar. 5ף

    8:00 P.M. Barnard Dance. Features new works by Barnard Dance faculty members, Ellen Graff and Janet Soares, and two guest choreographers, Alan Good and Nia Love. Tickets: $10/$5 members/ students/seniors. Reservations: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

    Sun., Mar. 8

    8:00 P.M. Contemporary German Cabaret at Deutsches Haus: Mai Horlemann’s “Masslos.” Mai Horlemman, the winner of the German songwriter prize and one of Germany’s most talented comedian/ singer/songwriters, brings her critically acclaimed one-woman show to Deutsches Haus in her New York debut. Dept. of Germanic Languages. Deutsches Haus.

    Tues., Mar. 10

    6:00 P.M. Faculty/Student Book Discussions. Maryse Conde, professor of philology, will read from her work, “Black Witch of Salem.” Co-sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain, United Campus Ministries and the Interfaith Library Committee. Schiff Room, Earl.

    8:00 P.M. Film Screening: Rouge. Directed by K. Kieslowski. Admission: $1 students/seniors/$2 others. Maison Francaise. Buell.

    Wed., Mar. 11

    12:05 P.M. Music Recital. Traditional music of India in a program by the Tapan Modak Trio. Wednesday Lunchtime Concert. Interchurch.

    12:15 P.M. Music Recital, with Rochel de Oliveira, piano. Works by Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann. I.I. Rabi Concerts. Faculty House.

    8:00 P.M. “Of Fame and Fraudulence: Are the Arts a Fraud?” Novelist Maureen Howard, poet Richard Howard, editor and critic Richard Locke and biographer Michael Scammell explore writers’ strategies of self-preservation. Part of Theatre of Ideas Lecture Series. Tickets: $10/$5members/ students/ seniors. Information: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

    Thurs., Mar. 12

    6:00 P.M. Film Screening: Guelwaar. Directed by Ousmane Sembene. In French and Wolof with English subtitles. Followed by a lecture by Mohamed Mbodj, professor of history. Maison Francaise. 603 Hamilton.

    8:00 P.M. “Beethoven the Contemporary” with pianist Ursula Oppens. Part three of a nine concert series that pairs works of Beethoven with those of distinguished American composers. Works by Beethoven and Elliot Carter. Tickets: $15/$10 members/$7 students/ seniors. Reservations: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

    Dentistry’s 2,500 Years on Exhibit
    “‘Open Wider, Please’: The Evolution of a Profession” highlights rare materials from the Health Sciences Library’s archives and special collections. The exhibit tells the story of 2,500 years of dentistry and runs through Mar. 13 in the Health Sciences Library, first floor and lower level 1 of Hammer Health Sciences Center.

    Highlights of the exhibit include a 19th century “key” extractor used to remove teeth before dental forceps came into use; traditional Japanese toothbrushes made from willow twigs; a copy of Pierre Fauchard’s 1746 groundbreaking work on dentistry Le Chirurgien Dentiste (The Dental Surgeon); first editions of Andreas Vesalius’ De Humani Corporis Fabrica from 1543 and John Hunter’s Natural History of the Human Teeth from 1771, and early photos of the Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery.

    Steven I. Gold, above, clinical professor of dentistry in the division of periodontics, and Stephen E. Novak, head of archives and special collections, are co-curators. According to Novak, the patient case book and ledger of a dentist working in the small town of Peru, Ill., from 1854 to 1856, which lists hundreds of patients, is particularly interesting because dental books from the 19th century are quite rare, unlike their medical counterparts.

    The exhibit was made possible by a donation from the School Dental and Oral Surgery.


    Health Sciences

    Fri., Feb. 27

    Noon. “Macromolecular NMR/MSL/ABL,” by R. Andy Byrd, National Cancer Institute. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Physics Seminar. 523 Black Building.

    1:00 P.M. “Temperature-Sensitive Gradients of Ca2+ in Sensory Neurons. A Role for Mitochondria,” by Jim Kenyon, University of Nevada, Reno. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    Tues., Mar. 3

    Noon. “Proinflammatory Mechanisms in Lyme Disease: In Vitro Approaches,” by Martha B. Furie, SUNY–Stony Brook. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    Wed., Mar. 4

    11:30 A.M. “Advances in Anti-Depressant Therapy,” by Jonathan Silver, professor of clinical psychiatry. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

    Thurs., Mar. 5

    4:00 P.M. “Solution Structure of the Interacting Domains of CREB and CBP: A Model for Transcription Activator-coactivator Interactions,” by Ishwar Radhakrishnan, Scripps. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar. 301 Hammer Health Sciences Center.

    Tues., Mar. 10

    Noon. “Nitric Oxide Resistance Genes,” by Carl F. Nathan, Stanton Griffis Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Cornell. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    Thurs., Mar. 12

    4:00 P.M. “Using an Improved Akaike Information Criterion for Smoothing Parameter Selection and Semi-parametric and Additive Model Selection,” by Jeffrey S. Simonov, New York University. Division of Biostatistics Spring Seminar. PH 19-401.




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