Calendar, April 19-May 9, 1996

Talk

Fri., Apr. 19

12:15 P.M. "Re-Imagining Democratic Development in Africa," by Paul Zeleza, Univ. of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana. Colloquium on Humanities and Social Sciences in Africa. Institute of African Studies. 1101 International Affairs Building (IAB).

1:00 P.M. "Plant Growth and Species' Performance in Stable and Changing Communities," by Syndonia Bret-Harte, Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) CERC Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminars. 612 Schermerhorn.

2:10 P.M. "Experiments in Computing with DNA," by Peter Kaplan, NEC Research Institute. Dept. of Physics Colloquia. 428 Pupin.

3:10 P.M. "Fundamental Collision Processes in Low-Temperature Plasmas," by Kurt Becker, CCNY. Plasma Physics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

4:00 P.M. "International and Domestic Implications of Taiwan's Presidential Elections: Panel Discussion," by Huang Hui-cheng, Institute for National Policy Research, and Shiau Chyuan-cheng and Chu Yun-han, Taiwan National Univ. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture. 918 IAB.

4:00 P.M. "Queer Pedagogy." Panel discussion by Lesbian and Gay Studies Group. GABLES. 754 Schermerhorn Extension.

4:30 P.M. "Inhibition of Carbohydrate-Mediated Cell Adhesion," by Chi-Huey- Wong, Scripps Research Institute. Wyeth Ayerst Lecture. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquia. 309 Havemeyer.

Mon., Apr. 22

12:30 P.M. "Teaching South Asian Literature in the North American Academy," by Arun Mukherjee, York Univ. (Ontario). Southern Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 1134 IAB.

1:00 P.M. "Species Vulnerability and Avian Population Viability," by Michael Reed, Univ. of Nevada-Reno. CERC Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminars. 612 Schermerhorn.

4:00 P.M. "Chaotic Dynamics in Material Processing," by Francis Moon, Cornell. Chaos and Complexity Seminars. Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences and University Committee on Applied Mathematics. Schapiro Auditorium.

4:10 P.M. " 'I Regard Reason as the Beginning of Understanding': Reversals of a Paradigm in the Critique of Pure Reason in Holderlin, the Later Kant and Wittgenstein," by Eckart Forster, Stanford. Dept. of Philosophy Colloquia. 716 Philosophy.

4:15 P.M. Legal Theory Workshop, by Slavoj Zizek, Institute for Social Sciences, Slovenia. Law School. Jerome Greene Lounge.

8:00 P.M. Poetry Reading by Richard Howard, professor of writing, School of the Arts, and editor, The Paris Review. School of the Arts Writing Division. Deutsches Haus.

Tues., Apr. 23

12:15 P.M. "Crime and Urban Policy: Who Should Care?" by John D. Dilulio, Jr., Princeton. Urban Issues Workshop. Barnard-Columbia Center for Urban Policy and Center for Social Sciences. Reservations required: 854-2072. 801 IAB.

12:15 P.M. "The Role of the U.S. Military in Africa," by Michael Ferguson, former military attache, OAU. Institute of African Studies Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 1134 IAB.

Wed., Apr. 24

Noon. "Japanese Universities: An Australian Perspective," by Colin McKenzie, visiting scholar, East Asian Institute. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 918 IAB.

12:30 P.M. "Dowry and Demography in Bangladesh," by Sajeda Amin, New York Population Council. Southern Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 1134 IAB.

1:30 P.M. "Degradation and Microstructure of II-VI Semiconductors," by S. Guha, GFN, IBM Research. Materials Science, Metallurgical and Chemical Engineering Colloquia. 633 Mudd.

4:00 P.M. "Computer Modeling of Organizational Systems," by Michael Cohen, Univ. of Michigan. Institutions, Agents and Social Dynamics Workshops. Center for Social Sciences. 801 IAB.

5:00 P.M. "The Grand Natural Disease of the Rajputana Desert: Images of Famine in the Princely States," by Carol Henderson, NYU. Southern Asia Institute. 1134 IAB.

8:00 P.M. "La Langue Oubliée," by Maurice Olender, l'Ecole des Hautes. Maison Française. Buell Hall.

Thurs., Apr. 25

Noon. "Madagascan Chameleon Systematics: Evidence of Vicariance and Implications for Conservation," by Christopher Raxworthy, Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor. CERC Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminars. 612 Schermerhorn.

Noon. "Update on U.S.-China Relations," by Jeffrey Bader, Office of China Affairs, Department of State. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 918 IAB.

4:10 P.M. "Central Bank Monetary Policy in Russia," by Sergey Dubinin, Central Bank, Russian Federation. Issues in Economics Management Lecture, co-sponsored by Harriman Institute. Dag Hammarskjold Lounge, IAB.

4:30 P.M. "Seeing into Matter and Controlling its Future," by Kent Wilson, U.C.-San Diego. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquia. 309 Havemeyer.

Fri., Apr. 26

Noon. "The Power of a Contested Female Image Among the Baga Guinea," by Fred Lamp, National Gallery. Middle East Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 1118 IAB.

3:10 P.M. "The Physics of Advanced Tokamak Operation," by Tony Taylor, General Atomics. Plasma Physics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

4:00 P.M. Presentation of Papers for Queer Studies Award by Lesbian and Gay Studies Group. GABLES. 754 Schermerhorn Extension.

Mon., Apr. 29

Noon. "East to America: Profiles of the Korean-American Community," by Elaine Kim, U.C.-Berkeley. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 918 IAB.

Noon. "The Italian Political Transition," by Giacomo Sani, Univ. of Pavia, Italy. Italian Academy. 802 IAB.

4:00 P. M. "Are Eukaryotic Genetic Regulatory Networks at the Edge of Chaos?" by Stuart Kauffman, Santa Fe Institute. Chaos and Complexity Seminars. Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences and University Committee on Applied Mathematics. 202 S.W. Mudd.

4:00 P.M. "Measurement of the Inclusive Jet Cross-Section at DO," by Jerry Blazey, FNAL. Particle Physics Seminars. 705 Pupin.

5:30 P.M. "Poland: Leading the New Central Europe," moderated by Stanislaw Wellisz, professor of economics. Reuter Forum on Critical Issues in International Economics. Graduate School of Journalism. Registration: 854-6840 or 854-2711. Altshul Auditorium, IAB.

Tues., Apr. 30

Noon. "The Chances and Risks of the EMU," by Norbert Wieczorek, Committee on the Affairs of the European Union, German Parliament. 802 IAB.

Wed., May 1

5:00 P.M. "Goddesses and Healing," by Rachel Fell McDermott, assist. professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard. 1134 IAB.

8:00 P.M. Poetry Reading, by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Tickets: $8, $5 students and seniors. F.W. Dupee Poetry Reading Series, co-sponsored by School of the Arts. Miller Theatre.

Thur., May 2

4:10 P.M. "Invariance and Objectivity," by Robert Nozick, Harvard. Dept. of Philosophy Colloquium. 716 Philosophy.

8:00 P.M. "Meta- and Post-Metaphysical Actuality of Descartes," by Jean-Luc Marion, Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), moderated by Charles Larmore, professor of philosophy. Maison Française. Buell Hall.

Fri., May 3

3:10 P.M. "Magnetohydrodynamic Confinement: Old Bottles and New Wine," by David Montgomery, Dartmouth. Plasma Physics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

3:30 P.M. "Shear-Induced Transitions in Block Copolymers," by Nitash P. Balsara, Polytechnic Univ. Polymer and Interface Science Seminar Series. 320 Havemeyer.

Wed., May 8

5:00 P.M. "Organization, Practice & Patronage of Ayurvedic and Unani Medical Systems in Haderabad Before and After Independence," by Helen Sheehan. St. John's University. Dharam Hinduja Indic Research Center. 1134 IAB.

Special Events

Fri., Apr. 19

8:00 A.M. Europe: Divided or Whole? New York Consortium for West European Studies Outreach Conference. Institute on Western Europe, Institute for East Central Europe and National Resource Center for International Affairs. Dag Hammarskjold Lounge, IAB.

9:30 A.M. International Kôbô Abé Commemorative Symposium. Tribute by experts including scholars, writers, literary critics and translators from Japan, Europe, Mexico and the U.S. Information: 854-7403 or 854-5036. Kellogg Conference Center, 15th Floor IAB.

6:00 P.M. Paul Robeson and Duke Ellington Birthday Celebration Musical Dinner. Keynote speaker Lloyd Brown, author, The Young Paul Robeson: The Making of a Hero; master of ceremonies Manning Marable, director, Institute for African-American Studies. Includes songs of Robeson, performed by pianist Kelley Wyatt, and music of Ellington. $47.50; $39.60 Faculty House members. Reservations required: 854-7194. Faculty House.

Sat., Apr. 20

9:00 A.M. Marie de France: Journée de Travail. Daylong conference on France's first woman poet. Includes talks by Anthony Allen, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Stephen G. Nichols, Johns Hopkins, and R. Howard Bloch, professor of French and Romance Philology, Columbia. Maison Française, co-sponsored by Institute for Research on Women and Gender and departments of English and French. Buell Hall.

9:45 A.M. The Scholar and the Feminist XXII: Our Families: A Feminist Response to Family Values. Keynote address by Jewell Jackson McCabe, National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Registration: $40; $30 Barnard/Columbia faculty, administration and staff; $15 students. Barnard.

Fri., Apr. 26

1:15 P.M. Senate Meeting. Free ticket with C.U.I.D. available before 11:00 A.M. day of meeting. Schapiro Auditorium.

Sat., May 4

11:00 A.M. Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School Annual Spring Fair. Includes petting farm, moonwalk, face-painting, music, rummage sale and silent auction. Rain date May 5. Information: 666-4796. 116th St. (between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Dr.)


Simply Schumann

Photograph: Evelyne Crochet.

Pianist Evelyne Crochet will perform an all-Schumann recital on Thurs., May 2 at 8:00 P.M. as the eighth and final artist in this year's "Composer and the Keyboard" Series at the Kathryn Bache Miller Theatre. The program will feature Novelette, Op. 21, No. 8; Kreisleriana, Op. 16;, and Davidsbundler, (The League of David), Op. 6. Crochet studied in her native France and Switzerland and has performed in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. Tickets are $16 ($7 students and seniors). For box office information, call 854-7799.


Exhibits

An American Photographer Looks at Italian Sculpture. Photographs by David Finn. Italian Academy. Mon.-Fri., 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Through June 30. Casa Italiana.

The Book and the Arts in Seventeenth-Century Holland. Fifty Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML) items examining convergence of book arts and visual arts and literature in Dutch Golden Age. Includes biographies, travel books, artists' manuals and works pertaining to discovery of printing. Through July 19. West Gallery, RBML.

Kôbô Abé as Photographer, with Illustrations and Set Designs for Kôbô Abé's Works by Machi Abé. Mon.-Sat., 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.; 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. Through Apr. 21. 854-7288. Wallach Gallery, Schermerhorn.

Kôbô Abé's Life and Literature. Memorabilia and Personal Items. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M. Through May 3. Low Rotunda.

Manuscripts and First Editions of Kôbô Abé's Works. Call for hours: 854-4318. C.V. Starr East Asian Library, 300 Kent.

Literary Posters from the Solton and Julia Engel Collection. Thirty-two literary posters. Titles advertised include Harper's, About Paris and Captains Courageous. Mon., Noon-7:45 P.M.; Tues., Wed., Fri., 9:00 A.M.-4:45 P.M.; Thurs., Noon-4:45. Call to confirm hours after May 6: 854-5153. Apr. 24-Oct. 18. Kempner Gallery, RBML.

Medical Pluralism in the Indian Princely States. Dharam Hinduja Indic Research Center. For hours, call 854-4170. Through May 17. West Reading Room, Lehman Library, 3rd Floor IAB.

Personalities. Paintings by James Iatridis. Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Apr. 22-May 17. Joint Reception with "Portals" Apr. 23, 4:00 P.M., Riverside Lobby. Lobby Gallery, Interchurch Center (475 Riverside Dr.)

Portals, Spires and Dragon Heads. Mixed Media Paintings inspired by Norwegian Stave Churches by Irene Christensen. Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Apr. 22-May 17. Joint Reception with "Personalities" Apr. 23, 4:00 P.M., Riverside Lobby. Treasure Room Gallery, Interchurch Center.

Theatre

Fri., Apr. 19

Kôbô Abé Theatre: "Friends," by Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, directed by Ron Nakahara. Artistic director Tisa Chang. Box Office: 245-2660. St. Clement's Theatre, 423 W. 46th St. (between 9th and 10th Avenues.)

Sun., Apr. 21

3:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. Kôbô Abé Film Festival. "Friends" and "The Little Elephant is Dead." Tickets for one film: $7, $5 students and seniors; for both: $10, $7. Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Fri.-Sat., Apr. 26-27

8:00 P.M. Fri.; 2:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Sat. Don Juan Comes Back from the War, by Odon von Horvath, directed by Ivan Talijancic. Tickets: $7; $5 students and seniors. Box office: 854-6920. Horace Mann Theatre.

Music

Sat., Apr. 20

8:00 P.M. "Music of Kôbô Abé and His Friends" by Continuum Music Ensemble. Includes work associated with composers Toru Takemitsu and Toshiro Mayuzumi. Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Mon., Apr. 22

8:00 P.M. Columbia University Orchestra. Last concert of season, featuring Beethoven's 4th Symphony and Tchiakovsky's Violin Concerto by orchestra's concerto competition winner Szu-Hwa Wu. Tickets free. Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Wed., Apr. 24

12:15 P.M. I.I. Rabi Concert. Suzanne Fremon, piano. Works by Brahms and Chopin. Faculty House.

Sat., Apr. 27

8:00 P.M. Acappellooza! Celebration of acappella music featuring nine Barnard-Columbia groups. Final Spring Fest event. Tickets $5, $3 with C.U.I.D. Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Sun., Apr. 28

8:00 P.M. Columbia Composers. Tickets free. Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Tues., Apr. 30

8:00 P.M. Stonybrook Contemporary Chamber Players. Tickets: $5; free for students and seniors. Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Wed., May 1

12:15 P.M. Violin Recital, by Yong Kim. I.I. Rabi Concerts. Faculty House.

Sat., May 4

8:00 P.M. Ellington Birthday Anniversary Big Band, conducted by David Berger. Works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, performed as tribute to Duke Ellington's 97th birthday. Includes six previously unreleased Ellington compositions reconstructed from manuscripts in Ellington Archives at Smithsonian. Tickets: $25, $20; $15 students and seniors. Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Sun., May 5

3:00 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. Ralph Shapey 75th Birthday Celebration, Featuring Krosnick and Kalish. Cello and piano duo featuring music for violin, cello, piano and percussion by Ralph Shapey and works by Brahms. Tickets: $15, $7 students and seniors. Box Office:854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Wed., May 8

8:00 P.M. Lust, by Four Nations Ensemble, Last of 3-concert series "Wrath, Pride Lust" series. Guest Artists: Dana Hanchard and Steven Blier. Includes Divertimento, A set of Songs, La Lucretia, Dixieme Concert. Tickets: $15, $7 students and seniors. Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Thurs., May 9

8:00 P.M. Piedmont Chamber Players. Members of North Carolina School of the Arts performing mixed ensemble works, including Quartet in F Major, K. 370 for Oboe and Strings by Mozart; Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano (1939) by Hindemith, and Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Tickets: $10; $5 students and seniors. Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Health Sciences

Fri., Apr. 19

11:00 A.M. "New Faces of an Old Pathogen: Pneumococcus 1996," by Alexander Tomasz, Rockefeller Univ. Hattie Alexander Memorial Lecture. Babies Hospital Alumni Association. P&S Amphitheater A, 1st Floor, 630 W. 168th St.

Tues., Apr. 23

Noon. "Probing the Structure of Anion Channels: Insights From CFTR and the GABAa Receptors," by Myles H. Akabas, Center for Molecular Recognition. Dept. of physiology and cellular biophysics. Rover Conference Room, 11-505 P&S.

5:00 P.M. "Light and the Lens," by John C. Merriam, associate clinical professor of ophthalmology. Harkness Eye Institute Seminars. 7th Floor Amphitheatre, Harkness Eye Institute.

Thurs., Apr. 25

6:45 A.M. "Renal Dysfunction in Anesthesia," by Lois L. Bready, Univ. of Texas (San Antonio.) Dept. of Anesthesiology Guest Lecture Series. Rooms 1, 2, 3, Clark Conference Center, Milstein Hospital Building.

9:30 A.M. "Interactions for Adolescents Whose Parents Have AIDS," by Jack DeHovitz, SUNY. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

3:30 P.M. "Longitudinal Analysis of Binary Data With Informative Drop-Out," by Christine Waternaux, assoc. professor of clinical psychiatry. Presbyterian Hospital, PH 19 Room 401.

4:00 P.M. "Positive Control of Alternative Pre-mRNA Splicing," by Thomas Maniatis, Harvard. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminars. 301 HHSC.

Tues., Apr. 30

5:00 P.M. "Complicated Cataract Surgery," by Richard Braunstein. Harkness Eye Institute Seminars. 7th Floor Amphitheatre, Harkness Eye Institute.

Fri., Apr. 26

8:00 A.M. "Pyelonephritis, Urinary Tract Infections and Reflux," by Kenneth Glassberg, SUNY-Brooklyn. Pediatric Grand Rounds. McIntosh Conference Room, Babies Hospital South 1-113.

Wed., May 1

11:30 A.M. "AIDS Prevention for Teenage Girls in Therapy," By Donna Moreau, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

Fri., May 3

8:00 A.M. "Medical and Surgical Management of Ulcerative Colitis," by Arnold J. Coran, Univ. of Michigan (Ann Arbor.) McIntosh Conference Room, Babies Hospital South 1-113.

Thur., May 9

6:45 A.M. "Time Travel -- It's Later Than You Think: Fatigue and Performance in the Operating Room and Beyond," by Mark Homonoff, Advest, Inc. (NY). Rooms 1, 2, & 3., Clark Conference Center, Milstein Hospital Building.

Tues., May 7

5:00 P.M. "Surgery and Repair of (Foveal) Holes," by Hermann D. Schubert M.D. Harkness Eye Institute Seminars. 7th Floor Amphitheatre, Harkness Eye Institute.


Columbia University Record -- April 19, 1996 -- Vol. 21, No. 24