Calendar, February 24 to March 9, 1995

Talk

Fri., Feb. 24

12:15 P.M. "The Rwandan Genocide-Annihilation as a Political Concept," by Achille Mbembe, professor of history, Univ. of Pennsylvania. Institute of African Studies Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 1101 International Affairs Building (IAB).

2:10 P.M. "Self Assembly-Force Generation with Proteins," by Albert Libchaber, Rockefeller Univ. Department of Physics Colloquia. 428 Pupin.

3:10 P.M. "Kinematics and Dynamics of Fast Dynamos," by W.S. Childress, Courant Institute, NYU. Plasma Physics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

4:00 P.M. "Tectonic and Climatic Controls on Paleoproterozoic Foreland Basins Flanking a Small Archean Continent, NW Canada," by John Grotzinger, MIT. Lamont-Doherty Earth Science Colloquium. Lamont Hall, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Palisades, NY).

Sun., Feb. 26

5:00 P.M. "Window to Ghanaian Music: From Traditional to Contemporary," by Hubert Quist, doctoral candidate in international education development, TC, and native of Ghana. International Education Development Program, Teachers College. Whittier Residence Hall.

Mon., Feb. 27

Noon. "A Modular Architecture of Coactive Neuronal Groups in Developing Neocortex," by Raphael Yuste, AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dept. of Biological Sciences Colloquia. 700 Fairchild.

Noon. "Whose Zen? Zen Nationalism Revisted," by Robert Sharf, assoc. professor of East Asian religions, dept. of religious studies, McMaster Univ. (Ontario). East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 918 IAB.

4:10 P.M. "Numerical Methods for Viscous Incompressible Flows," by Weinan E, prof., Courant Institute. Applied Mathematics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

7:30 P.M. "The New Immigration Laws in the United States," by Claude Kleefield, lawyer and immigration specialist. Maison Française. Buell Hall.

Tues., Feb. 28

4:00 P.M. "Schumann and the 'Literary Opera,'" by John Daverio, assoc. professor of music and chairman, musicology dept., Boston Univ. Columbia Music Department Colloquia. 708 Dodge.

5:25 P.M. Leadership Lecture by Edgar Bronfman, Jr., president and CEO, Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Inc. Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series. Business School. 301 Uris.

8:00 P.M. "Flattening the Bell Curve: A Critique," by Alexander Alland, professor of anthropology. Anthropology Department. 614 Schermerhorn.

Wed., Mar. 1

Noon. "Into the Interiority of Language: The Seduction of Literature in Kawabata's House of the Sleeping Beauties," by Hoseya Hirata, assist. professor of modern Japanese literature, Princeton. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 403 Kent.

1:30 P.M. "Ferroelectric Thin Films," by E. Potenziani, Army Lab. Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering Colloquia. 1024 S.W. Mudd.

3:00 P.M. Caffè e conversazione. Italian conversation, with cookies. 501 Hamilton.

3:30 P.M. Café Conversation. French conversation for students and members of Maison Française. Buell Hall.

5:00 P.M. "The Politics of Russia's Economic Transition," debate moderated by Robert Legvold, professor of political science; Anders Aslund, senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Stephen F. Cohen, prof., politics and Russian Studies, Princeton. Reuter Forum on International Economics. Graduate School of Journalism. Registration required: 854-6840 or 854-2711. World Room, Journalism.

6:30 P.M. "Art, Where to Put It?" by William Alsop, William Alsop Architects (London). Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Wood Auditorium, Avery.

7:00 P.M. Kaffee und Konversation. Informal German conversation. Deutsches Haus.

Thurs., Mar. 2

Noon. "Death Cults and Violence," discussion including Gillian Lindt, Acting Dean, School of General Studies, and professor of religion, and Jeffrey Bale, Mellon Fellow in History, Society of Fellows. Society of Fellows in the Humanities Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. Heyman Center (East Campus).

Noon. "The Development and the Transformation of Taiwanese Folk Theatre in the Republic of China," by Tseng Yong-yih, professor of Chinese literature, National Taiwan Univ., and executive director, Chinese Folk Arts Foundation (Taiwan). In Chinese with interpretation. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture. 403 Kent.

3:00 P.M. Café y conversación. Weekly gathering for Spanish practice. 2nd Fl. Lounge, Casa Hispánica.

4:30 P.M. "Supramolecular Architectures: From Host-Guest to Self-Assembling Systems," by Steven Zimmerman, prof., Univ. of Illinois. Department of Chemistry Colloquia. 309 Havemeyer.

Fri., Mar. 3

Noon. "Recreating the Countryside: Rural Responses to the Great Depression in Japan," by Kerry Smith, Sue and Eugene Mercy Assistant Professor of History, Connecticut College. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 918 IAB.

12:15 P.M. "Liberal Vs. Popular Democracy: Rethinking the Mozambique Elections of 1994," by John Saul, School of Social Science, Atkinson College, York Univ. (Toronto). Institute on African Studies Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 1101 IAB.

3:10 P.M. "Isotope Scaling of Energy Confinement on TFTR," by Steven Scott, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Plasma Physics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

Mon., Mar. 6

Noon. "Living Under the Occupation: The French Reaction to the Nazis," by Philippe Burrin, visiting fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard. Institute on Western Europe Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 802 IAB.

Noon. "Unilateralism and the Concept of Opposability in International Trade and Environment Issues," by Shanya Murase, professor of public international law, Sophi Univ., and visiting scholar, Law School. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 918 IAB.

4:10 P.M. "Turbulence Modeling," by Vittorio Canuto, prof., NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Applied Mathematics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

4:15 P.M. Legal Theory Workshop Presentation by Reva Siegal, prof., Yale Law School. Law School. Jerome Greene Lounge.

Tues., Mar. 7

Noon. "Recent Developments in China's Relations with the United States and Russia," by Ni Xiaoquan, professor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and visiting scholar, Harriman Institute. Co-sponsored by The Harriman Institute. The East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 918 IAB.

Wed., Mar. 8

Noon. "Role of the Foreign Community in the Developments of the Chinese Public Sphere," by Rudolf Wagner, director, Sino-logical Center, University of Heidelberg. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 918 IAB.

12:30 P.M. "Esteem, Insult and Pride: Categories of Indian Psychology," by Prakash Desai, chief of staff, Westside V.A. Medical Center, and professor of psychiatry, U.I.C. Southern Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 1134 IAB.

1:30 P.M. "Optically Triggered Semi-Insulating GaAs Switches," by H. Hjalmarson, Sandia Labs. Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering Colloquia. 1024 S.W. Mudd.

3:00 P.M. Caffè e conversazione. Italian conversation practice, with coffee and cookies. Italian department. 501 Hamilton.

3:30 P.M. Café conversation. French conversation practice, with coffee, for students and members of Maison Française. Buell Hall.

6:30 P.M. "The French Presidential Elections: What do they Mean for Europe and for the United States?" by André Baeyens, Consul General of France in New York. Maison Française. For reservation information: 854-4482. 301 Uris.

6:30 P.M. "Spillville," by Brian Boigon, director, BB Studios (Toronto). Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Wood Auditorium, Avery.

7:00 P.M. Kaffee und Konversation. Informal German conversation practice, with coffee. Deutsches Haus.

Thurs., Mar. 9

Noon. "Aineias and the Early Greek Epic Tradition," by Michael J. Anderson, Mellon Fellow in Classics, Society of Fellows. Society of Fellows in the Humanities Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. Heyman Center (East Campus).

4:30 P.M. "Catalysis by Metals: From Extended Single Crystals to Supported Particles," by Wayne Goodman, prof., Texas A&M. Department of Chemistry Colloquia. 309 Havemeyer.

6:00 P.M. "The Human Persona as a Commercial Property: The Right of Publicity," by J. Thomas McCarthy, professor of law, Univ. of San Francisco and author, The Rights of Publicity and Privacy. Horace S. Manges Lecture, Center for Law and the Arts, Law School. Reservations: 854-7424. Dag Hammarskjold Lounge, 6th Fl., IAB.

7:00 P.M. "Genre: Conversation Pieces," by Douglas Blau, artist. Deutsches Haus.

8:00 P.M. "Remembering Resistance: Women's Words," Olympia Doukakis reading from Greek women's testimonies compiled and introduced by Janet Hart, prof., Univ. of Michigan. Program in Hellenic Studies and Onassis Centrer for Hellenic Studies. 501 Schermerhorn.

Special Events

Fri., Feb. 24

1:15 P.M. University Senate Meeting. Free ticket before 11:00 A.M. with C.U.I.D., Senate Office (406 Low Library). Schapiro Auditorium.

Fri., Mar. 3

8:30 A.M. South Asia: A Regional Update. One-day conference includes keynote address "U.S. Interests in South Asia: A Look Ahead to the 21st Century," by Stephen A. Rickard, deputy assist. Secretary of State, Bureau of South Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Other discussions include "Current Security Issues in South Asia," by Thomas W. Graham, senior program officer, Rockefeller Foundation; "Majority/Minority Relations in South Asia," by Paul Brass, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars; Paula Newberg, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Howard Wriggins, Bryce Professor Emeritus of History and International Religion, and "Economic Liberalization in South Asia: Progress and Prospects," by John Adams, dept. of economics, Northeastern Univ. Register by Feb. 27: 854-4565. Southern Asian Institute. Kellogg Center, 15th Fl. IAB.

Fri.-Sat., Mar. 3-4

9:30 A.M. Fri.; 11:00 A.M. Sat. Authorship and Authority, fifth annual graduate student conference on French, francophone and comparative literature. Features student speakers representing 16 North American universities. Opening remarks by R. Howard-Bloch, professor and chair, French department. Closing remarks by Pierre Force, assoc. professor of French and Romance philology and conference advisor. French Department and Maison Française. Buell Hall.

Exhibits

Harlem Horizons Art Studio: Sixth Annual Exhibit. Paintings from Harlem Hospital Center's innovative and nationally-recognized art studio for critically injured or ill inner-city children and young adults. Mon.-Fri. 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Through Feb. 28. Low Rotunda.

In the Night-City: Photographs by Lynn Saville. Black and white night images by New York-based artist. Mon.-Fri., 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Through Feb. 25. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. 400 Level Avery.

Paintings by Franck Duminil. Mon.-Fri., 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Through Mar. 9. Maison Française. Buell Hall.

Paintings by Toni Simon. Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Throughout academic year. University Art Collection. 301 Philosophy.

Recent Acquisitions: 1993-94. Exhibit celebrates the tenth anniversary of the renovation of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library and presents a showcase of latest additions to Columbia's collection: 16th-century annotated treatise on meterology, 1575 illustrated edition of Ovid's Metamorphoses, first edition of Ford Madox Ford's 1894 children's book, The Queen Who Flew; Abraham Lincoln's letter to American poet and editor Park Benajmin; print by Charles Saxon, and 1961 typescript of Black Like Me. Mon.-Fri. 9:00 A.M. - 4:45 P.M. Through Mar. 31. West Gallery, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 6th floor, Butler Library.

Two Photographic Promenades: The Villa LaRoche-Jeanneret and The Villa Savoye, Photographs by Elizabeth Donoff. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Mon.-Fri., 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Through Mar. 11. 100 Level Avery.


Creative Outlet

Photograph: 'Army Huts', by Nelson Rivera.
Photograph: 'Army Huts', by Nelson Rivera (detail).

Since the Harlem Horizon Art Studio opened in 1989, more than 400 children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 23 have painted in the Studio, established as part of the pediatric injury prevention program at Harlem Hospital. The Studio's goal is to rehabilitate injured children by having them create art from their frustrations of dealing with disabilities often resulting from serious injury in the streets. The project, directed by artist Bill Richards, was established through the efforts of Ellen Giesow of Columbia's affiliation office at the Hospital, Barbara Barlow, chief of pediatric surgery, and Susan Weeks, pediatric trauma coordinator. The sixth annual exhibit from the studio continues through Feb. 28 in Low Rotunda as part of Columbia's Black History Month. Above, "Army Huts" by Nelson Rivera. Hours are Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.


Theatre

Thurs.-Sat., Mar. 2-4

8:00 P.M. Second Stage V, an evening of new work by Oscar Hammerstein II Center MFA Playwrights featuring Garden at Night by Ron Fitzgerald, directed by Kathy Ciric; Adrift by Rogelio Emilio Martinez, directed by Darko Tresnjak; and The Swish Family Robinson by Tamler Sommers, directed by Gail Lerner. Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies, School of the Arts. Tickets $5, $3 students and seniors. Box office: 854-6920. Horace Mann Theatre.

Music

Fri., Feb. 24

8:00 P.M. New England Conservatory Music Ensemble, presented by Consortium (Fromm Music Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund and Fritz Reiner Center for Contemporary Music; Mario Davidovsky, artistic director). Consortium's second season of contemporary music. Program "Then and Now in New England" features In Re Con Moto, The Pond and Hallowe'en by Charles Ives, Episode 1 by John Heiss, Now and Then by Earl Kim, Ensemblance by Peter Child, Aphorisms by Gunther Schuller and Mirabai Songs by John Harbison. Tickets: $5; free with C.U.I.D. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

9:00 P.M. Postcrypt Coffeehouse with folk and blues guitar and harmonica of Andrew Vladeck, and Richard Julian, folk musician. Basement, St. Paul's Chapel.

Sat., Feb. 25

9:00 P.M. Postcrypt Coffeehouse with Ned Landin, blues musician. Basement, St. Paul's Chapel.

Wed., Mar. 1

12:15 P.M. East Village Winds. Music for Winds by Piston, Tomasi; Brazilian Choros. I.I. Rabi Concerts. Faculty House, 117th St. and Morningside Dr.

8:00 P.M. New York Woodwind Quintet and Raphael Trio, joint performance by two of New York's longstanding chamber ensembles. Second in three-concert Miller/Gingrich Series. Program of works by Haydn, Beethoven, Hindemith, Mendelssohn and Mozart. Tickets: $15, $5 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Thurs., Mar. 2

Noon. All-French Organ Recital Program by Betsy Baumgardner. Chapel Music Program. St. Paul's Chapel.

Fri., Mar. 3

8:00 P.M. Charles McPherson, jazz alto-saxophonist, accompanied by pianist Michael Weiss, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Victor Lewis. Fifth in five-part Jazz at Miller Theatre Series. Tickets: $15, $5 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

9:00 P.M. Poetry Night at Postcrypt Coffeehouse. Features members of Writing Program. Open stage to follow (sign-up begins 8:45 P.M.). Basement, St. Paul's Chapel.

Sat., Mar. 4

9:00 P.M. Postcrypt Coffeehouse with acoustic duo Quay & O'Conor, vocalist Karen Pernick and The Wicomicos, featuring guitarist-vocalist Carmen Yates and bassist-vocalist Mikel Campbell. Basement, St. Paul's Chapel.

Sun., Mar. 5

3:00 P.M. New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony, conducted by Kenneth Klein. Third in three-concert Miller Theatre Chamber Symphony series. Guest artists for performance include painist Jose Ramos Santana and violinist John Marcus. Program features Island Prelude by Joan Tower, Concerto for Piano, Violin and String Orchestra by Felix Mendelssohn and Serenade for Strings by Anton Dvorak. Tickets: $15, $5 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Mon., Mar. 6

6:30 P.M. Soprano Recital of 20th-Century American Composers, by Esther Jane Hardenbergh, doctoral candidate in music and music education, TC. Teachers College Cocktail Concert Series. Works of composers including Charles Ives, John Jacob Niles, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. 179 Grace Dodge.

Wed., Mar. 8

12:15 P.M. Violin Concert by Jeanne Roningen and Rebecca Fischer. I.I. Rabi Concerts. Works by Bach, Kreisler and LeClaire. Faculty House.

8:00 P.M. Four Nations Ensemble, joined by Artaria Quartet and vocalists Dana Hanchard, Carol Wilson, Paul Elliott and Peter Becker. Second in three-concert "Transfigured Nights" Series. Program features Sonata-Sancte Sepulcre by A. Vivaldi, Evening Hymn by Henry Purcell, The Agony in the Garden by H. Biber, Premier Leçon de Ténèbre by F. Couperin, The Mask of Night from The Fairy Queen by H. Purcell, In the Guilty Night--Saul and the Witch of Endor by H. Purcell and Verklärte Nacht by A. Shoenberg. Tickets: $15, $5 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Thurs., Mar. 9

8:00 P.M. Juilliard String Quartet with violist Walter Trampler. Second in three-concert Distinguished String Quartet Series. Program features two landmarks of chamber music repertoire, Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88 and Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111 by Brahms, as well as Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 103 by F. Haydn. Tickets: $18, $5 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Film

Mon., Feb. 27

7:00 P.M. "Sojourners: The Return of German Jews and the Question of Identity in East Germany," video documentary by Martin Patek, Jeffrey Peck and John Borneman. Followed by commentary by Peck, assoc. prof., Center for German and European Studies and German department, Georgetown Univ. Deutsches Haus.

Mon., Mar. 6

8:00 P.M. A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) by Jean-Luc Godard, 1960. "Nouvelle vague" classic with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg. Maison Française. 2nd Fl., Buell Hall.

Sports

All events take place in Dodge Physical Fitness Center.

Fri., Feb. 24

7:30 P.M. Men's Basketball vs. Penn.

Sat., Feb. 25

7:30 P.M. Men's Basketball vs. Princeton.

Fri., Mar. 3

7:00 P.M. Women's Basketball vs. Dartmouth.

Sat., Mar. 4

7:00 P.M. Women's Basketball vs. Harvard.

Health Sciences

Mon., Feb. 27

Noon. "Molecular Determinants of Neurotrophin Actions in the Central Nervous System," by Wilma Friedman, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Department of Pathology Seminar Series. Humphreys Auditorium, VC 14-240.

Tues., Feb. 28

4:00 P.M. "Regulation of Cell Fate by Processed Vg1 Protein," by Daniel Kessler, dept. of molecular and cellular biology, Harvard. Department of Genetics and Development Seminars. 312 HHSC.

Wed., Mar. 1

11:30 A.M. "Clinical Case Presentation," by Victor Hernandez, post-doctoral clinical fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry, C.U. and NYSPI. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Fl. Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

Thurs., Mar. 2

7:30 A.M. "The Role of Oxygen Free Radicals in Cerebral Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury: Fact or Fantasy?" by Richard Traystman, director of research, dept. of anesthesiology and critical care, Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine. Dept. of Anesthesiology Guest Lecture Series. Clark Conference Center, Milstein Hospital Building.

4:00 P.M. "An Overview of Intent to Treat Analyisis in Clinical Trials," by Anastasios Tsiatis, dept. of biostatistics, Harvard. Biostatistics Seminars. PH 19, Room 401 (622 W. 168th St.)

Fri., Mar. 3

Noon. "Determination fo Polypeptide Structures Using the Dihedral Probablility Grid Monte Carlo Method," by John Evans, NYU. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminars. P&S 11-505.

Tues., Mar. 7

4:00 P.M. "How New Enzymes Evolve from Old," by Gregory A. Petsko, departments of biochemistry and chemistry, Brandeis Univ. Department of Genetics and Development Seminars. 312 HHSC.

4:30 P.M. "Gastrointestinal Endocrinology: An Historical Perspective," by Haile T. Debas, Maurice Galante Distinguished Professor of Surgery and dean, UC-San Francisco. David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Professorship Lecture, Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. Clark Conference Center, Milstein Hospital Building.

Wed., Mar. 8

11:30 A.M. "Continuity, Risk and Context: Family Conflict and Cohesion During Adolescence," by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child and Family Development and Education, TC. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Fl. Auditorium, NYSPI.


Columbia University Record -- February 24, 1995 -- Vol. 20, No. 18