Calendar, May 17 to June 1, 1995


Fri., May 19

US and Japanese Cooperation in Public Affairs Broadcasting. Day-long symposium with panel discussions featuring American and Japanese producers from NHK, ABC, BBC, KCAL (Los Angeles), Mainichi Broadcasting Systems, Fuji Television, InCA East, TBS Int'l., TV Tokyo, NTV International Corp. and NBC Nightline. 10:00 A.M. "U.S. and Japanese news coverage of the Kobe earthquake"; 11:00 A.M. "International collaboration on documentaries: the ABC-NHK-BBC Twentieth Century Project."; Noon. "Differences in US and Japan production styles and methods"; 1:45 P.M. "Japanese perspective on US coverage of recent terrorist acts: Tokyo subway gassing and Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing", and 2:45 P.M. "Putting knowledge of differences in production approaches to work in cooperative arrangements." Sponsored by US-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON) and Graduate School of Journalism. $25 registration fee ($10 students) includes box lunch: 854-4150. World Room, Journalism.

Special Events

Mon.-Tues., May 22-23

8:30 A.M. Dangerous Waters: Geography, Politics and Environment in Critical Water Systems by David Brower, chairman, Earth Island Institute, and Paul Winter, musician/composer. Panels include "Economic Development and Endangered Water Systems of the Former Soviet Union," "Privatization, Economic Development, Environmental Sustainability and the Protection of Critical Water Systems," "Hydropolitics in the Middle East," and "Transregional Issues: International Actors, National Consequences"; workshop by Paul Winter on integrating music and learning, another on teaching about water in various regions of the world. $30 registration includes breakfast and lunch. ($15 with C.U.I.D.) Register by May 15: 854-2802, 854-6987 or 854-8487. National Resource Center for International Studies, Middle East Institute, Harriman Institute, Southern Asian Institute and Institute of African Studies. Kellogg Center, 15th Fl. IAB.

Thurs., May 25

1:00 P.M. Zacharias Dische Seminar Part I: Oxidative Stress, Gene Regulation and Disease Mini-Symposium. Discussions include "Redox Regulation of Fos and Jun: A Link Between Transcription Factor Signaling and DNA Repair," by Steven Xanthoudakis, Roche Institute of Molecular Biology; "The Mammalian UV Response AP-1 and NF kB Activation by DNA Independent Signals," by Michael Karin, U.C.-San Diego; "Induction by Genotoxic Stress of Mammalian Genes Associated with Growth-Arrest and Apoptosis and the Role for the p53 Tumor Suppressor in Their Regulation," by Albert J. Fornace, Jr., National Cancer Institute, and "Mutations in Superoxide Dismutase in Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis," by Robert H. Brown Jr., Harvard Medical School and MA General Hospital. Dept. of ophthalmology and dept. of biochemistry and molecular biophysics. Note that date has been corrected. 7th Fl. Amphitheater, Harkness Eye Institute (635 W. 165th St.).

4:00 P.M. Zacharias Dische Seminar Part II: Lecture. "Interaction of Glutathione Metabolism and Oxidative Challenge in the Lens: Implications for Cataract Formation," by Venkat N. Reddy, prof. and director, Eye Research Institute, Oakland Univ. (Rochester, MI). Dept. of ophthalmology and dept. of biochemistry and molecular biophysics. Note that date has been corrected. 301 HHSC.

Wed., May 31

8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Employee Wellness Day. Eighth annual day of health promotion for all Columbia employees. Free screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, hearing and glaucoma. Oral, podiatric and breast exams (for women); free Pap tests by app't: 854-4004. Information on nutrition, smoking cessation, testicular self-exam, depression and anxiety, T.B., hepatitis B, diabetes, cancer prevention, relaxation techniques, HIV-related concerns, heart health, sexual assault. Memorial Sloan Kettering's mobile unit will provide mammograms for females 40 and older ($75 at time of service; app'ts: 1-800-8SMART8); 8:00 A.M. Wellness Walk/Run sponsored by the office of physical education (854-4001). University Health Service. John Jay Hall.


In Pursuit of Meaning. Early edi tions of classic Western texts celebrates 75th anniversary of the College's famed core curriculum. Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.-4:45 P.M. Through June 9. Kempner Room, 6th Fl. Butler.

Dark and Deep. Painting and prints, philosophy in geometric forms by Linda As Thayer. Monotypes. New works of vibrant color and collage-like shapes by Katherine Kadish. Mon.-Fri. 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Through June 23. Reception Wed., May 31, 4:00 P.M.- 7:00 P.M. Treasure Room and Lobby Galleries, Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Dr.

End-of-Year Student Exhibition. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Through May 26. Architecture Galleries, Avery and Buell Halls.

Paintings by Toni Simon. Mon-Thurs., 10:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Through June. GSAS. 301 Philosophy.

Six Artists. Work by new visual arts faculty Gregory Amenoff, Nancy Bowen, Saint Clair Cemin, Stuart Diamond, Jon Kessler and David True. Wed.-Sat., 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. Closed May 20 and 27. Through June 3. Wallach Gallery, Schermerhorn.

Ukrainian Poets of the New York Group. Manuscripts, typescripts, artwork and books from New York Group Archive (Rare Book and Manuscript Library). Bakhmeteff Archive for Russian and East European History and Culture. Through July 14. Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.-4:45 P.M. West Gallery, 6th Fl. Butler.


He Drew New York

The work of Mark Freeman, CC '30, M. Arch. '32, is on display in Low Rotunda through June 27 as part of the 65th reunion celebration of the Columbia College Class of 1930. The display, titled "New York in Transition: The Work of Mark Freeman," includes more than 50 drawings and linoleum-cut illustrations produced during his college years, as well as photographs documenting the architectural transformation of New York at that time. Freeman later studied at the National Academy of Design and the Sorbonne. His work is in the collections of more than 20 major museums. Right: City Hall, Woolworth Building, 1932. Exhibit hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.- 5:30 P.M.


Fri., May 19

7:00 P.M. Contemporary Gospel Music Concert, featuring Cynthia Andrews, Steve Duncanson and duo Larry and Marissa. Tickets $25. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Wed., May 24

8:00 P.M. New Amsterdam Singers directed by Clara Longstreth. Quotations by Morton Gould, Raggedstone Hill by Dennis Riley and the NYC premiere of Into My Heart, by Marga Richter. Tickets: $15, students and seniors $10. Miller Theatre.


Thurs., May 18

8:00 P.M. From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China, directed by Murray Lerner. Remarks by Walter Scheuer, producer. Fourth in six-film "Multiple Relationships" series exploring role of music in film, co-sponsored by Documentary Center. Next showing, Tues., June 6, 8:00 P.M., The Song of Love, featuring Katharine Hepburn as composer's wife Clara Schumann, with music by Artur Rubinstein. Pre-film remarks by Edward Said, University Professor; on Thurs., June 8, 7:00 P.M., Parsifal, with remarks by Susan Sontag. Tickets: $8; $5 students and seniors. For ticket and further event information, call the Miller Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.


Sat., Sun, May 20, 21

Men's Track: I.C.4-A's at George Mason.

Women's Track: ECAC Championships at George Mason.

Sun., May 21

Men's Crew: EARC sprints at Worcester.

Women's Crew: EAWRC sprints at Lake Waramaug.

Wed., May 31

Track. NCAA Championships (anticipated) at Tennessee.

Health Sciences

Wed., May 17

11:30 A.M. "Risk Behavior for HIV/ AIDS: What Do We Know and How Can We Change It?" by Anke Ehrhardt, prof. of clinical psychiatry. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Fl. Auditorium, NYSPI (722 W. 168th St.).

Noon. "Heart Murmurs in Children," by Maryanne Kichuk, assistant professor of pediatrics, pediatric cardiology. Columbia-Presbyterian Eastside Lectures on Children's Health. Reservations required: 439-1323. 16 E. 60th St.

Thurs., May 18

9:30 A.M. "Response of Ngwelezana Hospital and the Community to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic," by Nomathemba Mcanyana, community services nursing service manager, Ngwelezana Hospital (South Africa). HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. 8th Fl. Auditorium, NYSPI.

Noon. "Dorsalization of the Neural Plate by BMP-Medicated Signals from the Surface Ectoderm," by Karel Liem, Dr. Thomas Jessell Center for Neurobiology and Behavior Laboratory. Center for Neurobiology and Behavior Seminars. 7th Fl. Conference Room, New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Fri., May 19

Noon. "Sodium-23 MQF NMR Studies of Isolated Perfused Rat Hearts," by Joe Tauskela, dept. of cardiology. Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics Seminars. P&S 11-505.

Thurs., May 25

7:15 A.M. "Controversies in Ambulatory Anesthesia," by Jeffrey Apfelbaum, associate professor and vice chair, clinical affairs, and director of out-patient surgery, Univ. of Chicago. Dept. of Anesthesia Guest Lecture Series. Clark Conference Room, Milstein Hospital Building.

9:30 A.M. "On the Edge: A Live Interactive Musical Theatre Performance Covering Adolescent Sexuality and HIV Prevention," by STAR Theatre Group, Adolescent Health Center (NYC). HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. 8th Fl. Auditorium. New York State Psychiatric Institute (722 W. 168th St.)

Noon. "Gene Expression at the Synapse: A Mechanism for Adjusting the Molecular Composition of Individual Synaptic Sites," by Oswald Steward, dept. of neuroscience, University of Virginia School of Medicine. Center for Neurobiology and Behavior. Alumni Auditorium, Neurological Institute (710 W. 168th St.).

Fri., May 26

Noon. "The Crystal Structure of FroEL Complexed with ATP: Implications for Chaperonin Mediated Protein Folding," by David Boisvert, Yale. Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics Seminar. P&S 11-505.

Wed., May 31

11:30 A.M. "Preliminary Findings on Interpersonal Therapy for Depressed Adolescents," Laura Mufson, ass't. professor of clinical psychiatry. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Fl. Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute.

4:30 P.M. "Chase/Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital Healthcare Lecture Series," with Jeffrey Houpt, dean, Emory Medical School. Clark Conference Room, Milstein Hospital Building.

Columbia University Record -- May 17, 1995 -- Vol. 20, No. 29