Calendar, February 9-29, 1996

Talk

2:10 P.M. "The Physics of Poisoned Apples: Inventing the Hydrogen Bomb," by author Richard Rhodes. Physics Colloquia. 428 Pupin.

Mon., Feb. 12

4:00 P.M. "Stochastic Chaos and the Importance of Nonlinearity in the Natural Sciences," by George Sugihara, Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Chaos and Complexity Seminar Series. Dept. of Geological Sciences and the University Committee on Applied Mathematics. Schapiro Auditorium.

4:00 P.M. "The Partonic Structure of the Pomeron," by Konstantin Goulianos, Rockefeller University. Particle Physics Seminars. 705 Pupin.

5:30 P.M. "Is South Africa A Good Investment?" by Kevin Davie, editor, Sunday Times' Business Times (South Africa); Peter G. Peterson, chairman, The Blackstone Group, and Johannes Stauch, consul general of South Africa. Moderated by Anthony Marx, assist. professor of political science. Reuter Forum: Critical Issues in International Economics debates. Graduate School of Journalism. Altschul Auditorium, IAB.

Tues., Feb. 13

Noon. "The History of Technology: Stalinist Technological Style and Environmental Degradation," by Paul Josephson, Sarah Lawrence College. Harriman Institute and Institute on East Central Europe Lectures. 1219 IAB.

12:15 P.M. "The New York City Social Welfare Indicators Survey," by Denise Burnett, assoc. professor; Irwin Garfinkle, Mitchell Ginsberg Professor of Contemporary Urban Problems, and Karin Clissold, project manager, School of Social Work. Urban Issues and American Politics and Society Workshops. Center for the Social Sciences and Center for Urban Policy. 801 IAB.

4:00 P.M. "Battered Women and Abused Children: Can We Assist Both at the Same Time?" by Randy Magen, assist. professor; Kathryn Conroy, assist. dean; Barbara Simon, assoc. professor, School of Social Work. Barnard Center for Research on Women "Speaking of Women" Lecture Series. Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard.

7:30 P.M. "The Lotus Sutra and Human Values," by Rev. Join Inoue. Buddhisim and You: Monthly Meditation and Instruction with Living Buddhist Masters. Co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Campus Ministry, Earl Hall Center, and International Buddhist Council of New York. Red Room, St. Paul's Chapel.

Wed., Feb. 14

12:15 P.M. "Federal Health Care Policy: The Impact of 'Ryan White Care' on Caring for New York City Residents Living with HIV," by Peter Messeri, assoc. clinical professor, and Angela Aidala, assoc. research scientist, School of Public Health. American Society and Politics Seminars. Center for the Social Sciences. 801 IAB.

1:30 P.M. "STM of Adsorbates at the Liquid/Solid Interface," by George W. Flynn, Higgins Professor of Chemistry. Dept. of Materials Science, Metallurgical and Chemical Engineering Colloquia. 633 Mudd.

6:30 P.M. "Building Philosophy: Towards a Theory of Architecture," by Andrew Benjamin, Univ. of Warwick (England). Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Lectures. Wood Auditorium, Avery.

Thurs., Feb. 15

Noon. "Ukrainian Nationalism Revisited: A New Theoretical Approach," by Heorhii Kasianov, Harvard. Harriman Institute and Institute on East Central Europe Lectures. 1219 IAB.

4:00 P.M. "Unreferred History, The Method of the Modern Japanese Novel and History-Higuchi Ichiyo (in Japanese)," by Kamei Hideo, Hokkaido University (Tokayo). Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture Lectures. Kress Room, East Asian Library, Kent.

4:10 P.M. "Peirce and Triadic," by Allen Hazen, Univ. of Melbourne. Philosophy Colloquia. 716 Philosophy.

4:30 P.M. "Recent Advances in the Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry of Taxoid Antitumor Agents," by Iwao Ojima, SUNY-Stony Brook. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquia. 309 Havemeyer.

Fri., Feb. 16

3:00 P.M. "The De-Facto Transnationalizing of Immigration Policy," by Saskia Sassen, professor of architecture. Conversations in African American Studies. Institute for Research in African American Studies. 758 Schermerhorn Ext.

Mon., Feb. 19

8:00 P.M. "The Return to Legality as an International Norm," by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Discussants include Richard Epstein, Univ. of Chicago Law School and Sir Brian Urquhart, former under-secretary general, U.N. Lionel Trilling Seminars. Low Rotunda.

Tues., Feb. 20

Noon. "Russian Nationalism and Ukraine in Revolution and Civil War," by Anna Procyk, School of the Visual Arts. Harriman Institute and Institute on East Central Europe Lectures. 1219 IAB.

12:15 P.M. "Urban Regeneration in London," by Gregory Clark, Harkness Fellow, Center for Urban Policy. Urban Issues Workshops. Center for the Social Sciences and Center for Urban Policy. 801 IAB

5:00 P.M. "Introduction to New York and International House," by representatives of International House. International Scholar Orientation Program. International House, 500 Riverside Dr.

6:00 P.M. "Fifty Years of German-Israeli Relations," by Hans-Heinrich Freiherr von Stackelberg, deputy consul general of Federal Republic of Germany in New York. Co-sponsored by Institute on Western Europe and Center for Israeli and Jewish Studies, Deutsches Haus. Auditorium, 420 W. 116th Street.

Wed., Feb. 21

12:15 P.M. "New Approaches to College Student Surveys," by Marian Pagano, assoc. provost. American Society and Politics Seminars. Center for the Social Sciences. 801 IAB.

1:30 P.M "Processing and Properties of Si-Mn Trip Steel," by Steve Yue, McGill University. Dept. of Materials Science, Metallurgical and Chemical Engineering. 633 Mudd.

4:00 P.M. "Constitutions and Constitutional Conventions," by Jon Elster, Robert Merton Professor of Social Sciences. Institutions, Agents and Social Dynamics Workshop. Center for the Social Sciences. 801 IAB.

6:30 P.M. "Iconography on Architecture," by architect Robert Venturi. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Lectures. Wood Auditorium, Avery.

7:00 P.M. "Communication Equals Community," by Elaine Griffiths, 1995 National Teacher of the Year. Barnard Center for Research on Women "Speaking of Women" Lecture Series. Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard.

Thurs., Feb. 22

Noon. War and Peace in Tajikistan," by Barnett Rubin, Council on Foreign Relations. Harriman Institute and Institute on East Central Europe Lectures. 1219 IAB.

4:30 P.M. "Computational Models and Methods for the Study of Biomolecular Systems," by John Straub, Boston Univ. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquia. 309 Havemeyer.

Fri., Feb. 23

1:15 P.M. Senate Meeting. Free ticket with C.U.I.D., available before 11:00 A.M day of meeting, 406 Low. For more information: 854-2023. Schapiro Auditorium.

Mon., Feb. 26

4:00 P.M. "How Well Do We Know Solar Neutrino Fluxes and Oscillation Paramaters," by Plamen Krastev, Princeton. Particle Physics Seminars. 705 Pupin.

5:30 P.M. "Assessing Economic Reforms in India," moderated by T.N. Srinivasan, Yale. The Reuter Forum: Critical Issues in International Economics debates. Graduate School of Journalism. Altschul Auditorium, IAB.

6:30 P.M. "Studies in Tectonic Culture," by Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Lectures. Wood Auditorium, Avery.

Tues., Feb. 27

Noon. "The Citizens' Movement that Refused to Die: The Russian Conservation Movement Under Stalin and his Successors," by Douglas Weiner, Univ. of Arizona. Harriman Institute and Institute on East Central Europe Lectures. 1219 IAB.

Wed., Feb. 28

1:30 P.M. "Organic-Inorganic Perovskites," by David B. Mitzi, IBM. Materials Science, Metallurgical and Chemical Engineering Colloquia. 633 Mudd.

6:30 P.M. "City/States," by Michael Sorkin, Academy of Fine Arts (Vienna). Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Lectures. Wood Auditorium, Avery.

Thurs., Feb. 29

4:30 P.M. "Oxidative Amination of Olefins: Twenty Years Later," by Barry Sharpless, Scripps Institute. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquia. 309 Havemeyer.

Special Events

Sat., Feb. 10

9:00 A.M. A Century of Organized Labor in France: A Union Movement for the Twenty-First Century. Papers and roundtable discussion on the centennial of the French labor movement and the future of trade unionism. Feb. 9 events to be held at NYU. Organized in conjunction with NYU. Maison Francaise.

Exhibits

John Jay (1745-1829): An Exhibition from the Collections of Columbia University. Original works from Rare Book and Manuscript Library's John Jay Papers Collection. Mon., Noon-7:45 P.M.; Tues.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.-4:45 P.M., Through Mar. 15. West Gallery, RBML, 6th Floor Butler.


Soviet Graphics

"The Five Year Plan of the Food Industry: We are not Those Who Are Frightened by Difficulties," by an anonymous artist.

Works of artists Gustav Klutsis, Aleksandr Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, and the Stenberg brothers are on display in a new exhibit at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn Hall, through Mar. 30. The exhibit is titled "Building the Collective: Soviet Graphic Design, 1917-1937, Selections from the Merrill C. Berman Collection." Exhibition hours are Wed.-Sat., 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.


Theatre

Fri.-Sat., Feb. 9-10

8:00 P.M./Fri., 2:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M./Sat. Ivona, Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz, directed by third-year MFA candidate in directing Gail Lerner. Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies. Tickets: $7, $5 students and seniors. Box office: 854-6920. Horace Mann Theatre (Broadway at 120th St.).

Fri.-Sat., Feb. 16-17

8:00 P.M./Fri., 2:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M./Sat. New Works Series, Part IV featuring Kelly, by Malka Percal, MFA candidate in playwriting; and Blue-Eyed Boy, by Alexandra Cunningham, MFA candidate in playwriting. Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies. Tickets: $5, $3 students and seniors. Box office: 854-6920. Schapiro Theatre, 605 W. 115th St.).

Fri.-Sat., Feb., 23-24

8:00 P.M./Fri., 2:00 P.M and 8:00 P.M./Sat. Quixote: An Adaptation of the Life and Novel of Miguel de Cervantes, by third-year MFA candidate in directing Colin Campbell. Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies. Tickets: $7, $5 students and seniors. Box office: 854-6920. Horace Mann Theatre, Broadway at 120th St.

Music

Sat., Feb. 10

8:00 P.M. An Evening of Classical Indian Music, by sitarist Shafaatullah Khan. Program features the surbahar (bass sitar) and the tabla (Indian drums). Tickets: $20, $7 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Sun., Feb. 18

3:00 P.M. International Hindemith Viola Festival, celebrating the 100th birthday of composer/violist Paul Hindemith, part I of IV, featuring violist Kim Kashkashian. Works include Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 11 No. 4; Sonata for Viola Unaccompanied, Op. 11 No. 5; Duet for Viola and Cello; and Trio No. 2 for Volin, Viola and Cello. Tickets: $15, $7 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Wed., Feb. 21

8:00 P.M. "Under The Influence: Popular Culture and the Arts in 1920s Europe," featuring the Perspectives Ensemble and guest artists Amy Burton, soprano; and Diane Walsh, piano. Speaker: Cori Ellison. Program include The Creation of the World by Darius Milhaud; cabaret songs by Satie, Schoenberg, Zimlinsky and Weil; and Little Threepenny Music by Kurt Weill. Perspectives in Art and Music, Chapel Music Program. Admission: $10, $5 students and seniors. Ticket reservation: 854-1540. St. Paul's Chapel.

Sun., Feb. 25

International Hindemith Viola Festival celebrating the 100th birthday of composer/violist Paul Hindemith, part II of IV, featuring violist Nobuko Imai. Works include Meditation for Vi ola and Piano from Noblissima Visions; Trauermusik for Viola and Piano; Sonata for Viola Unaccompanied; Melancholie, Op. 13; Die Serenaden, Op. 35; and Trio No. 1 for Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 34. Tickets: $15, $7 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Wed., Feb. 28

8:00 P.M. Daniel String Quartet, Distinguished String Quartet Series, part II of III, featuring Joan Berkhemer and Misha Furman, violins; Itamar Shimon, viola; and Zvi Maschokovski, cello. Works include Mozart's Quartet in D Minor, K. 421; Partos' Concertino for String Quartet; Shostakovich's Quartet No. 7; and Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81. Tickets: $20, $7 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.


Indian Classical Music

Photograph: Sahfaatullah Khan.

The Kathryn Bache Miller Theatre will present an evening of classical Indian music on Sat., Feb. 10, at 8:00 P.M. Sitarist Sahfaatullah Khan will perform on the rarely-heard surbahar (bass sitar) and the tabla (Indian drums). As the son of Ustad Imrat Khan, a recognized classical Indian musician, Khan made history as the first artist of India to perform sitar, surbahar, and tabla in a single concert. He is a member of the music department at the University of Pennsylvania. Tickets: $20, $7 for students and seniors: box office: 854-7799.


Health Sciences

Fri., Feb. 9

8:00 A.M. "Renal Regulation of Sodium and Potassium Homeostasis in Children," by Lisa Satlin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Pediatric Grand Rounds. McIntosh Conference Room, BH-South 1-113.

Noon. "Time Resolved Measurements of Proton Transfer at the Surface-Bulk Interface of Membranes and Proteins," by Menachem Gutman, Tel Aviv University. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminars. 523 Black.

Tues., Feb. 13

5:00 P.M. "Excimer Laser and the FDA," by Marc Odrich, instructor in clinical ophthalmology. Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute Seminars. 7th Floor Amphitheater, Harkness Eye Institute.

Wed., Feb. 14

11:30 A.M. "Sexual Abuse and Subsequent Aggression in Children," by William Freidrich, Mayo Clinic. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

Thurs., Feb. 15

6:45 A.M. "Automated Anesthesia Record-Keeping," by Daniel M. Thys, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dept. of Anesthesiology Lectures. Clark Conference Center, Milstein Hospital Building.

4:00 P.M. "Insights into Human Disease by Structural Dissection of Membrane Protein," by Stephen C. Blacklow, Whitehead Institute. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminars. 301 HHSC.

Fri., Feb. 16

8:00 A.M. "Current Treatment of Chronic Ear Infections," by Joseph Haddad, Jr., prof. of otolaryngology. Pediatric Grand Rounds. McIntosh Conference Room, BH-South 1-113.

Noon. "NMR Strategies for Structure Based Drug Design: Transferreed NOE Studies of Mycophenolic Acid and Selected Analogs Bound to IMP Dehydrogenase," by Jon More, Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminars. 523 Black.

3:30 P.M. "Regulating Cell Death in Drosophila," by Bruce A. Hay, UC-Berkeley. Dept. of Genetics and Development Seminars. 301 HHSC.

Tues., Feb. 20

4:00 P.M. "RNA-Protein Interactions that Regulate Gene Expression," by Ravinder Singh, Univ. of Massachusetts Medical Center. Dept. of Genetics and Development Seminars. 312 HHSC.

5:00 P.M. "The Barrier Function in Neodymium YAG Laser Capsulotomy," by R. Theodore Smith, assist. prof. of clinical ophthalmology. Harkness Eye Institute Seminars. 7th Floor Amphitheater, Harkness Eye Institute.

Wed., Feb. 21

4:00 P.M. "Establishment of the Position for Cell Division: Bud Site Selection in S. Cerevisiae," by Sylvia Sanders, UC-San Francisco. Dept. of Genetics and Development Seminars. 312 HHSC.

Thurs., Feb. 22

4:00 P.M. "The HIV-1 Envelope Glycoprotein gp41: Structural Domains and a Conformational Switch," by Min Lu, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminars. 301 HHSC.

Fri., Feb. 23

8:00 A.M. "Craniofacial Surgeries in Congenital Abnormalities," by Jeffrey Ascherman, Presbyterian Hospital. Pediatric Grand Rounds. McIntosh Conference Room, BH-South 1-113.

Noon. "Calorimetric Studies of DNA-Protein Interactions," by Torleif Hard, Karolinska Institutet. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminars. 523 Black.

Tues., Feb. 27

4:00 P.M. "Identification and Analysis of Yeast TATA-Box Binding Protein Associated Factors," by Joseph Reese, Univ. of Massachusetts Medical Center. Dept. of Genetics and Development Seminars. 312 HHSC.

5:00 P.M. "Pediatric Diseases," by Ilene Agisim, post-doctoral residency fellow in ophthalmology. Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute Seminars. 7th Floor Amphitheater, Harkness Eye Institute.

Wed., Feb. 28

11:30 A.M. "Effects of Prenatal Dexamethasone on Behavior in Children at Risk for CAH," by Paul Trautman, assist. clinical professor. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

4:30 P.M. "Huntington's Disease: Lessons from the Past and for the Future," by Anne B. Young, Harvard. David Segal Alpha Omega Alpha Professorship Lecture. P&S Alumni Auditorium.


Columbia University Record -- February 9, 1996 -- Vol. 21, No. 16