Calendar, May 25 to June 16, 1995

Special Events

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 4:30 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, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, diabetes, cancer prevention, osteoporosis, birth control, relaxation techniques, HIV-related concerns, heart health, and 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 of 5k and 2.5k sponsored by the office of physical education (854-4001). Locker and shower facilities will be available. University Health Service. John Jay Lounge and King's Room, John Jay Hall.

Wed., June 7

Noon. Stress Management Summer Series. A free four-session stress reduction program for staff, faculty and administrators. Meditation, guided imagery, breathing exercises, time management and other techniques will be presented and practiced for immediate use on and off the job. Four Wednesdays: June 7, 14, 21 & 28. Stress management kits provided; bring lunch. To register: 854-5453. Healthwise (Columbia University Health Services). Room 206, Burden Room, Low Library.

Exhibits

In Pursuit of Meaning. Early editions 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. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 6th Fl. Butler.

The Alphabet in History and Imagination, a display of more than 100 items of cuneiform, papyrus, epigraphy, illuminated manuscripts, printed texts and calligraphy illustrating bibliographic aspects of alphabet history. June 15 - October 13. Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.-4:45 P.M. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 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.

"New York in Transition: The Work of Mark Freeman CC '30, M. Arch. '32." On display as part of the 65th reunion celebration of the Columbia College Class of 1930. More than 50 drawings, linoleum-cut illustrations and photographs document the architectural transformation of New York during Freeman's Columbia years. Through June 27. Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.- 5:30 P.M. Low Rotunda.

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.


Photograph.

Big, Bold and Full of Color

"Monotypes," an exhibit of new paintings and prints by Katherine Kadish, is on display through June 23 in the Lobby Gallery at the Interchurch Center. Above, "Black Wings," an example of her current monotypes made of collage-like shapes from a vibrant palette. Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 475 Riverside Dr.

Film

Tues., June 6

8:00 P.M. The Song of Love, featuring Katharine Hepburn as Clara Schumann, the composer's wife, with music by Artur Rubinstein. Pre-screening remarks by Edward Said, University Professor. Fifth in six-film "Multiple Relationships" series exploring role of music in film, co-sponsored by Columbia's Documentary Center. Tickets: $8; $5 students and seniors. For ticket and further event information, call the Miller Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Thurs., June 8

7:00 P.M., Parsifal, with remarks by Susan Sontag. Last of six-film "Multiple Relationships" series exploring role of music in film, co-sponsored by Columbia's Documentary Center. Tickets: $8; $5 students and seniors. For ticket and further event information, call the Miller Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Sports

Wed., May 31

Track. NCAA Championships at Tennessee.

Sat., June 10

11:00 A.M. Open House tennis mixer for new and current members of the Columbia University Tennis Center with tennis coaches Bid Goswami and Rob Kresberg. For information: 942-7100. (575 W. 218th St.) Baker Field.

Health Sciences

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.

Fri., June 2

"Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: Clues to the Formation of a Heterotopic Skeleton," Frederick S. Kaplan, division of metabolic bone diseases & molecular orthopaedics, Univ. of Penn. School of Medicine. Pediatric Grand Rounds. McIntosh Conference Room, Babies Hospital South.

Wed., June 7

11:30 A.M. "Recent Research and Departmental Review," David Shaffer, Irving Philips Professor of Child Psychiatry. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Fl. Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute.

Noon. "Lumps, Bumps and Other Contusions in Children," R. Peter Altman, Rudolph N. Schullinger Professor of Surgery and Surgeon in Chief, Babies and Children's Hospital of NY. Columbia Presbyterian Eastside Lecture Series on Children's Health. 16 E. 60th St. (Madison).

Noon. "The Function of the src Gene Family," Harold Varmus, director, National Institutes of Health. The Richard C. Parker Memorial lecture and the graduate students of the dept. of microbiology. 401 Hammer Health Sciences.

Wed., June 14

11:30 A.M. "A Developmental Psychopathology Perspective on Child Male Development," Dante Cicchetti, professor of psychology, psychiatry and pediatrics, Univ. of Rochester. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Fl. Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute.


Columbia University Record -- May 26, 1995 -- Vol. 20, No. 30