Calendar, December 1-14, 1995

Talk

Fri., Dec. 1

Noon. "Train as Text: The Legacy of Yoshimoto Banana," by Ann Sherif, Case Western Reserve University. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 918 International Affairs Building (IAB).

12:15 P.M. "Uprooting Poverty in South Africa: Research and Reconstruction," by Frances Wilson, Univ. of Cape Town (South Africa). Institute of African Studies Lunchtime Seminars. 1101 IAB.

12:30 P.M. "The Crisis of Modernist Public Art and the Crisis of Liberalism," by Casey Nelson Blake, Indiana Univ.; response by Jane Kramer, columnist, The New Yorker. Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. Wood Auditorium, Avery.

2:10 P.M. "Symmetry and Asymmetry," by T.D. Lee, University Professor. Physics Colloquia. 428 Pupin.

3:10 P.M. "Measurement of the Dynamo Effect in a Plasma," by Ji Hantao, Princeton. Plasma Physics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

4:00 P.M. "Bats, Cockfights and Other Chimera, or What it is like to be a Turing Machine," by David Freedberg, prof. of art history. Art History Graduate Student Union Lectures. 501 Schermerhorn.

Mon., Dec. 4

2:00 P.M. "Government Intervention and Deregulation in Japan: What is the Current Story?" by Edward Lincoln, special advisor for economic affairs to U.S ambassador (Tokyo), and David Weinstein, Harvard. East Asian Institute, co-sponsored by Center for Japanese Economy and Business. Dag Hammerskjold, 6th Floor, IAB.

2:10 P.M. "Fermion Masses and Chiral Symmetry," by Michael Creutz, Brookhaven National Laboratory. Theoretical Physics Seminars. 831 Pupin.

3:00 P.M. Caffe e Conversazione. Informal Italian conversation practice, with coffee. Italian dept. 504 Hamilton.

4:10 P.M. "Science, Mathematics and the Future: an Interactive Discussion," by Robert A. Gross, Hudson Professor Emeritus of Applied Physics. Applied Mathematics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

8:00 P.M. "Editing Early Eliot," by Christopher Ricks, prof. of English, Boston Univ. School of the Arts Writing Division. Deutsches Haus (420 W. 116th St.)

Tues., Dec. 5

12:15 P.M. "Democratization and Election Monitoring in West Africa," by Christopher Fomunyoh, National Democratic Institute (West Africa). Institute of African Studies Lunchtime Seminars. 1134 IAB.

7:00 P.M. "The Master's Project," by Beth Nissen, ABC News correspondent. Delacorte Evening Lectures. Graduate School of Journalism. World Room, 3rd Floor Journalism.

Wed., Dec. 6

12:30 P.M. "Philippines: Back in Business in Asia," by Romeo Arguelles, consul general of the Philippines in NY. Southern Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 1134 IAB.

1:30 P.M. "Optically Triggered Semi-Insulating GaAs Switches," by H. Hjalmarson, Sandia Lab (Albuquerque). Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering Colloquia. 1024 Mudd.

3:30 P.M. Cafe Conversation. Informal French language and conversation practice, with coffee. Maison Francaise. C.U.I.D. required for non-members. Maison Francaise.

6:30 P.M. "De Kooning's Suburb in Havana," by T.J. Clark, UC-Berkeley. Barnard Dept. of Art History Lectures. 304 Barnard.

Thurs., Dec. 7

Noon. "The Golan Heights and the Future of Japanese Peacekeeping," by William Heinrich, doctoral candidate in political science. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 918 IAB.

4:10 P.M. "Development, Validation and Parallelization of the Cubed Sphere Method for the Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations in Spherical Geometry," by Corrado Ronchi, ENEA (Center for Environmental Studies, Rome). Applied Mathematics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

4:30 P.M. "Metallocene-Based Olefin Polymerization Catalysts: Catalysts Synthesis and Models for Key Intermediates," by Richard Jordan, Univ. of Iowa. Dept. Chemistry Colloquia. 309 Havemeyer.

Fri., Dec. 8

2:00 P.M. "Measurements and Interpretation of Solar X-Rays from the Yohkoh Satellite," by James Klimchuk, Naval Research Laboratory. Plasma Physics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

3:30 P.M. "Photodeposition of Optical Components in Glass," by Harry Gafney, CUNY-Queens College. Polymer and Interface Science Seminars. Depts. of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Mining. 320 Havemeyer.

Mon., Dec. 11

3:00 P.M. Caffe e Conversazione. Informal Italian language and conversation practice, with coffee. Italian dept. 504 Hamilton.

4:10 P.M. "ENO and WENO Schemes for Hyperbolic Systems," by Chi-Wang Shu, Brown. Applied Mathematics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

Tues., Dec. 12

Noon. "The History of Women in Tunisia in the Modern Period: New Insights," by Dalenda Larquesh, Univ. of Tunis. Middle East Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 1118 IAB.

Wed., Dec. 13

3:30 P.M. Cafe Conversation. Informal French language and conversation practice, with coffee. Masion Francaise. C.U.I.D. required for non-members. Maison Francaise.

Thurs., Dec. 14

4:30 P.M. "Aptamer Immunology," by Andrew Ellington, Indiana Univ. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquia. 309 Havemeyer.

Special Events

Mon., Dec. 4

8:00 P.M. Book Reading and Signing, by Andrew Delbanco, Julian Clarence Levi Professor of the Humanities and author, The Death of Satan. Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Broadway at 82nd St.

Wed.-Thurs., Dec. 6-7

7:00 A.M. Holiday Fair: Food, Books and Crafts. Breakfast 7:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M. International buffet lunch 11:30 A.M.-2:30 P.M. Books, jewelry knitted sweaters and crafts, dough ornaments, etc., on sale 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Information: 740-1303. Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Nursery School. Bard (50 Haven Ave.)

Tues., Dec. 12

10:00 A.M. The Life and Legacy of John Jay, daylong conference marking 250th anniversary of Jay's birth, moderated by Ene Sirvet, editor, The Papers of John Jay, and Leonardo Taran, Jay Professor of Greek and Latin Languages. Includes discussions of Jay's political, personal, humanitarian, diplomatic and legal accomplishments. Speakers: Carol R. Berkin, CUNY-Baruch; R.B. Bernstein, New York Law School, Patricia U. Bonomi, NYU; Robert A. Ferguson, George Edward Woodberry Professor of English and Comparative Literature and professor of law; Robert H. Ferrell, Indiana University; Louis Henkin, University Professor emeritus; Herbert A. Johnson, Univ. of South Carolina; John P. Kaminski, Univ. of Wisconsin; Milton M. Klein, Univ. of Tennessee; author Mary-Jo Kline; Daniel C. Littlefield, Univ. of Illinois, and Ene Sirvet. Sponsored by the Gino Speranza Lecture Fund. Low Rotunda.

Exhibits

Blessings. Sculpture installations by New York artist Nancy Koenigsberg. Woven wire sculpture suspended over Interchurch altar. Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Through Feb. 29. Chapel, Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Dr.

Illuminations. Over 50 prints and artist's books of printmaker Dorothy Cochran on exhibit. Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Through Dec. 29. Corridor and Treasure Room Galleries, Interchurch Center.

The Life and Legacy of John Jay (1745-1829). Three exhibits in conjunction with Dec. 12 conference (see Special Events): John Jay and the Columbia Connection, 1754-1995, focusing on his work relevant to King's College, CC and CU (open library hours, 2nd and 3rd Floors, Butler, through Jan. 5); John Jay (1745-1829): An Exhibition from the Collections of Columbia University, including original works from Rare Book and Manuscript Library's John Jay Papers Collection (Mon.-Fri. 9:00 A.M.-4:45 P.M., West Gallery, RBML, 6th Floor Butler, through Mar. 15), and The Life and Legacy of John Jay (1745-1829), comprehensive exhibit containing originals and facsimiles of letters, documents, broadsides and art work (Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M., Low Rotunda, through Jan. 4.)

The Post-Pre-Raphaelite Print: Etching, Illustration, Reproductive Engraving and Photography in England in and Around the 1860s. Works by Millais, Whistler, Rossetti, Morris and Burne-Jones. Wed.-Sat., 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. Through Dec. 16. Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn.

"The Tall Swift Shadow of a Ship at Night": Stephen and Cora Crane. Manuscripts, photographs and memorabilia on occasion of centennial of The Red Badge of Courage. Mon., Noon-7:45 P.M.; Tues.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.-4:45 P.M. (Closed Dec. 25, 26; Jan. 1, 2 and 15. Call to confirm hours: 854-5153). Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler.


An Illuminating Display

Photograph: Offering the Gift, 1995 (monoprint with woodcut, gold pigment and acrylic).

The work of printmaker Dorothy Cochran, featuring over 50 prints and artist's books addressing issues of spirituality, is on display through Dec. 29 in the Corridor and Treasure Room Galleries of the Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Dr., in an exhibit titled "Illuminations." Exhibit hours are Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M-5:00 P.M.


Music

Fri.-Sat., Dec. 1-2

9:00 P.M. Postcrypt Coffeehouse. Basement, St. Paul's Chapel.

Thurs., Dec. 7

8:00 P.M. Tribute to Gabriel Fauré, featuring soprano Benita Valente and pianist Evelyne Crochet with violinist Curtis Macomber, violist Maureen Gallagher and cellist Jerry Grossman. Works include Romance in B-flat Major, Op. 28; Romance in A Major, Op. 69; Nocturne in D-flat Major, Op. 63, No. 6; Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15, No. 1; Clair de Lune, Op. 46, No. 2; Le Secret, Op. 23, No. 3; Cinq Melodies de Venise, Op. 58, and Ici-Bas, Op. 8, No.2. Tickets: $25, $20, $7 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Fri., Dec. 8

8:00 P.M. Saxophonist Billy Harper, accompanied by Eddie Henderson, trumpet; Francesca Tanksley, piano; Newman Taylor, Baker, drums, and Greg Walker, bass. Tickets: $15, $7 students and seniors. Jazz Series, part III of V. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Fri.-Sat., Dec.8-9

8:00 P.M. Fri./Sat. Annual Columbia Candelight Concert, featuring Barnard-Columbia Chorus and St. Paul's Chapel Baroque Orchestra; Gail Archer, conductor; Debra Massell, soprano; Rebecca Barnes, mezzo-soprano; Phillip Anderson, tenor; John Kramar, bass; and George Stauffer, organist. Works include Bach's Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied; Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus; Monteverdi's Gloria; and Handel's Organ Concerto No. 5. Tickets: $10, $5 students and seniors (at door or call 854-1540). St. Paul's Chapel.

Wed., Dec. 13

12:15 P.M. Piano Recital, by John Bowen. Works by Beethoven, Bach, Mendelssohn and Ravel. I.I. Rabi Concerts. Faculty House.

8:00 P.M. Pianist Jerome Lowenthal. Composer and the Keyboard Series, part IV of VIII. Works include Liszt's Fantasie and Fugue on B-A-C-H; Rochberg's Partita Variations and Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata, Op. 106. Tickets: $16, $7 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.


Music Delivers Hope

Photograph: Tony Bennett and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

A fundraising event for Columbia's Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), titled "A Concert of Hope," will air on CBS Channel 2 on Dec. 1 at 9:00 P.M. Other performers include Patti Labelle and Liza Minelli. Volunteers are needed to staff phone lines; for information, call 841-5250.

Tribute to Gabriel Fauré

Photograph: Soprano Benita Valente.

In commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of French composer Gabriel Fauré, the Kathryn Bache Miller Theatre presents soprano Benita Valente and pianist Evelyn Crochet in concert Dec. 7 at 8:00 P.M. Works will include Romance in B-Flat Major, Op. 28; Romance in A Major, Op. 69; Nocturne in D-Flat Major, No. 6, Op. 63; Quartet in C Minor, Op. 15, No. 1; Clair de Lune, Op. 46, No. 2; Le Secret, Op. 23, No. 3; Cinq Melodies de Venise, Op. 58, and Ici-Bas, Op. 8, No. 2. Tickets: $35, $20; $7 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799.


Dance

Fri.-Sat., Dec. 1-2

7:30 P.M. Autumn Collection. Two programs of dance performances by graduating seniors of Barnard dance dept. and dancers Katiti King, Luka Kito, Kraig Patterson and Elena Kunikova. Barnard Dance Dept. Tickets: $6, $4 students and seniors. Box office: 854-5638. Minor Latham Playhouse, Broadway at 119th St.

Film

Wed., Dec. 6

7:30 P.M. "The 1980s--The Nuclear Threat." Documentary Series, part V of VI, featuring Academy Award-nominated documentary feature The Day After Trinity (1980), directed by Jon Else, and Academy Award-winning "best documentary short subject" Close Harmony (1981), directed by Nigel Noble. Tickets: $8, $5 student and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Thurs., Dec. 7

Screening of Hairspray, followed by onstage interview with film artist John Waters. "Reel Pieces" series, moderated by Annette Insdorf, Graduate Film Division, and director, Undergraduate Film Studies. Tickets: $18, $9 with C.U.I.D. Box office: 996-1100. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave.

Tues., Dec. 12

7:30 P.M. "The 1990s--The Present and History Revisited." Documentary Series, part VI of VI, featuring Academy Award-nominated documentary feature The Restless Conscience (1991), directed by Hava Kohav. Tickets: $8, $5 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Health Sciences

Fri., Dec. 1

11:00 A.M. "Out With the Bathwater? Gambling with America's Future in the Name of Balanced Budgets," by Jackie Noyes, American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatric Grand Rounds and Chase Manhattan Bank/Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Health Policy Lecture Series. McIntosh Conference Room, BH-South 1-113.

Mon., Dec. 4

Noon. "Protein Folding and Unfolding by Mitochondria," by Andreas Matouschek, Biozentrum, Univ. of Basel (Switzerland). Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminars. 523 Black.

Tues., Dec. 5

4:30 P.M. "Patterning the Brain: The Genetic Control of Neuronal Identity," by Thomas M. Jessell, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics. Dean's Distinguished Lecture in the Basic Sciences. P&S Alumni Auditorium.

5:00 P.M. "Excimer Laser/Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty," by John Lucca, instructor, clinical ophthalmology. Harkness Eye Institute Seminars. 7th Floor Amphitheater, Harkness Eye Institute.

Wed., Dec. 6

9:00 A.M. Roddy D. Brickell Suicide Research Conference. One-day event including reports of suicide research at CU/NYSPI, presentation of Brickell Award and two lectures: "Adolescent Suicide in Finland," by Mauri Marttunen, National Public Health Institute (Helsinki) and "Completed Suicide in Major Depression in Finland," by Erkki Isometsa, National Public Health Institute (Helsinki). 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

Thurs., Dec. 7

6:45 A.M. "Coming to America," by Michael Moles, Prince Phillip Hospital (Hong Kong). Dept. of Anesthesiology Guest Lecture Series. Clark Conference Center, Milstein Hospital Building.

4:00 P.M. "Regulation of the Structure and Function of the p53 Tumor Suppressor Protein," by Carol Prives, prof. of biological sciences. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminars. 301 HHSC.

Fri., Dec. 8

11:00 A.M. "Injury Prevention in the Inner City," by Barbara Barlow, prof. of clinical surgery. Pediatric Grand Rounds. Dept. of Pediatrics. McIntosh Conference Room, BH-South 1-113.

Tues., Dec. 12

4:00 P.M. "A Molecular Perspective on the Pharmacology of Na+ and Ca2+ Channels," by William A. Catterall, University of Washington. Seventeenth H.B van Dyke Award Lecture. Dept. of Pharmacology. 401 HHSC.

4:00 P.M. "Regulation of Neuronal Development by Basic-Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors," by Michael Caudy, Cornell Medical School. Dept. of Genetics and Development Seminars. 312 HHSC.

Wed., Dec. 13

11:30 A.M. "Treatment of Panic Attacks," by Michael Liebowitz, prof. of clinical psychiatry. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

Thurs., Dec. 14

4:00 P.M. "Olfactory Recognotion and Olfactory Discrimination in C. Elegans," by Cori Bargmann, UC-San Francisco. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminars. 301 HHSC.

4:00 P.M. "Trajectories of Mortality," by Hans-Georg Mueller, UC-Davis. Division of Biostatistics Seminars. Division of Biostatistics. 401 PH 19.


Columbia University Record -- December 1, 1995 -- Vol. 21, No. 11