Calendar, October 13 to October 26, 1995

Talk

Fri., Oct. 13

3:10 P.M. "Measurement of the Production and Transport of Helium Ash," by Edward Synakowski, Princeton. Physics Plasma Physics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

Mon., Oct. 16

Noon. "Intellectual Trends in Contemporary China," by Matei Mihalca, Harvard. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 918 International Affairs Building (IAB).

Noon. "La Cinquieme Republique: Vie Posthume De Vichy," by Pascal Ory, Centre d'Histoire Culturelle de l'Europe Moderne, Univ. of Versailles-Saint-Quentin. Maison Francaise and Institute on Western Europe. Buell Hall.

Noon. "NCD, a Microtubule Motor Protein Required for Meiotic and Mitotic Chromosome Distribution in Drosophila," by Sharyn Endow, Duke Univ. Medical Center. Dept. of Biological Sciences Colloquia. 700 Fairchild.

2:10 P.M. "Fermion Number Violation Via Collision-Induced Decays of Electroweak Solutions," by Krishna Rajagopal, Harvard. Theoretical Physics Seminar. 831 Pupin.

4:15 P.M. Legal Theory Workshop by Jerry Postema, Univ. of North Carolina. Law School. Jerome Greene Lounge.

5:45 P.M. "Iranian Law of Property: General Notions, Ownership and Posession," by Anahit Perkhanian, research fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). Part I of IV, "Iranian Law of Property During the Parthian and Sasanian Periods" Series. Center for Iranian Studies Lectures. 602 Hamilton.

8:00 P.M. "Governing the Global Economy: Immigration Tests the New Order," by Saskia Sassen, Urban Planning. Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lectures, University Seminars, part III of III. Dag Hammarskjold Lounge, 6th Floor, IAB.

Tues., Oct. 17

Noon. "Muslims and Catholics in Croatia," by Neven Duvnjak, Institute for Social Research (Split, Bosnia) and Center for the Study of Human Rights. Harriman Institute and Institute on East Central Europe Lectures. 1219 IAB.

Noon. "The Writer as Emotional Revolutionary," by writer Kamala Das. Barnard Center for Research on Women "Speaking of Women" Series. 101 Barnard.

12:15 P.M. "From Bondage to Breadwinner: The Evolution of Zimbabwean Women's Social Status Over Three Generations," by Julia Wells, Rhodes Univ., South Africa. Institute of African Studies Lunchtime Seminars, cosponsored by Institute for Research on Women and Gender. 1134 IAB.

5:45 P.M. "Modes of Acquisition," by Anahit Perikhanian, research fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). Part II of IV, "Iranian Law of Property During the Parthian and Sasanian Periods" Series. Center for Iranian Studies Lectures. 602 Hamilton.

7:00 P.M. "The Revised New Yorker," by executive editor Hendrik Hertzberg. Delacorte Evening Lectures. Graduate School of Journalism. World Room, 3rd Floor, Journalism.

Wed., Oct. 18

12:15 P.M. "The Transformation of New Deal Liberalism," by Alan Brinkley, prof. of history. Center for the Social Sciences American Society and Politics Seminars. 801 IAB.

12:30 P.M. "The Rise of an Anti-Western Development Narrative in Asia--Responses from Thailand and the Philippines," by Cristina S. Blanc, assoc. scholar, Southern Asian Institute. Southern Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 1134 IAB.

1:30 P.M. "Degradation and Microstructure of II-VI Semiconductors," by S. Guha, IBM Research, NY. Dept. of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering Colloquia. 1024 Mudd.

4:00 P.M. "Playing Gender Against Race Through High Profile Crime Cases," by Lynn Chancer, dept. of sociology, Barnard. Co-sponsored by depts. of sociology and women's studies. Barnard Center for Research on Women "Speaking of Women" Series. Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard.

4:00 P.M. "The Ethnobotany of Oceangoing Canoes in Lau, Fiji," by Sandra Banack, Brigham Young. Dept. of Anthropology Lectures. Murphy/Fried Student Lounge, 465 Schermerhorn Extension.

4:45 P.M. "The Same and Not the Same," Roald Hoffman, Cornell. Fourth Annual Grandpierre Memorial Lecture. Dept. of chemistry, Chandler Society for Undergraduate Chemistry and Rabi Scholars Program. 309 Havemeyer.

Thurs. Oct. 19

Noon. "'New Show Weekly!': Japanese Newsreels and Images of War," by Roger W. Purdy, dept. of history, John Carroll. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 918 IAB.

Noon. "Performance and Democracy: Anna Deavere Smith and the American Theater," by Ginger Strand, alumni fellow in residence, Society of Fellows. Heyman Center for the Humanities Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. Heyman Center, East Campus.

Noon. "The Economics of Revolutions," by Herschell I. Grossman, Brown. Center for the Social Sciences political economy workshop. 801 IAB.

Noon. "U.S. Intervention in the Middle East," by Zachary Karabell, Harvard. Middle East Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 1118 IAB.

12:15 P.M. "The Political Economy of Africa: The Agenda Ahead," by Robert Bates, Harvard. Institute of African Studies Colloquia on Africa in the Social Sciences and Humanities. 404 IAB.

4:30 P.M. "Molecular Beam Studies of Collisions and Reactions of Gases with Organic Liquids, Sulfuric Acid and Liquid Metals," by Gilbert Nathanson, Univ. of Wisconsin. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquia. 309 Havemeyer.

5:45 P.M. "Family Wealth and the Law of Inheritance," by Anahit Perikhanian, research fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). Part III of IV, "Iranian Law of Property During the Parthian and Sasanian Periods" Series. Center for Iranian Studies Lectures. 602 Hamilton.

6:30 P.M. "Berggasse 19: Inside Freud's Office," by Diana Fuss, dept. of EnglishPrinceton, and Joel Sanders, School of Architecture, Princeton. Barnard Department of Art History, Barnard. 501 Schermerhorn.

8:00 P.M. "Realisme Et Intertextualite," by Philippe Hamon, Univ. of Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle). Maison Francaise. Buell Hall.

Fri., Oct. 20

3:10 P.M. "Dusty Plasmas," Robert Merlino, Univ. of Iowa. Plasma Physics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

4:00 P.M. "Late Capitalism, Post-Modernism and the "Fragmented Self," by Claudia Strauss, Duke. Dept. of Anthropology Lectures. Murphy/Fried Student Lounge, 465 Schermerhorn Ext.

5:45 P.M. "Iranian Pious Foundations and the Problem of the Origin of the Waqf," by Anahit Perikhanian, research fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg). Part I of IV, "Iranian Law of Property During the Parthian and Sasanian Periods" Series. Center for Iranian Studies Lectures. 602 Hamilton.

Mon., Oct. 23

Noon. "The Market and the Media in China," by Orville Schell, senior fellow, Freedom Forum Media Studies Center. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 918 IAB.

Tues., Oct 24

Noon. "Collectivization in Russia," by Nellie Ohr, Vassar College. Harriman Institute and Institute on East Central Europe. 1219 IAB.

Noon. "Reports on Summer 1995 Internships in Japan," by second year MIA and MPA candidates, SIPA. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 918 IAB.

12:15 P.M. "Sculpture and Ethnic Identity in Gabon: The Example of 'Punu White Masks'," by Alisa La Gamma, instructor, art history. 1118 IAB.

2:30 P.M. "New York City Infrastructure and the Civil Engineer," by M.L. Caldwell, Jr., v.p., MTA - Bridges and Tunnels. Depts. of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Seminars, part II of IV. 633 Mudd.

7:00 P.M. "The General Interest Magazine," by Graydon Carter, editor, Vanity Fair. Delacorte Evening Lectures. Graduate School of Journalism. World Room, 3rd Floor, Journalism.

Wed., Oct. 25

Noon. "The United Nations at 50: Prospects for Greater US-Japan Cooperation on UN Peace and Security Issues," by Robert Immerman, senior research associate; Ed Luck, president emeritus, UNA/USA, and James Morley, professor emeritus of political science. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 918 IAB.

12:15 P.M. "School Reform: Doomed for Failure? Black Mayors and School Politics: Detroit, Newark and Gary, Indiana," by Wilbur Rich, dept. of political science, Wellesley College. Center for the Social Sciences Urban Issues Workshops, cosponsored by Barnard-Columbia Center for Urban Policy. 801 IAB.

1:30 P.M. "Dielectric Materials for DRAM Applications," by Thomas M. Shaw, IBM Research, NY. Depts. of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering Colloquia. 1024 Mudd.

4:00 P.M. "Organizational Evolution, Learning and Selection: A Genetic Alogorithm-Based Model," by Jitendra Singh, Wharton, and Herard Bruderer, Carlson School of Management, Univ. of Minnessota. Center for the Social Sciences Institutions, Agents and Social Dynamics Workshops. 801 IAB.

Thurs. Oct. 26

Noon. "Death Took a Holiday," by playwright Robert Anderson and Howard Stein, professor emeritus of theatre arts. Heyman Center for the Humanities Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series on Death. Heyman Center East Campus.

Noon. "The Disappearing Sun of the Iranian National Emblem," by Afsaneh Najmabadi, assoc. prof. of women's studies, Barnard. Middle East Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lectures. 1118 IAB.

Special Events

Sat., Oct.14

8:30 A.M. Performance, Ritual, and Spectacle in the Middle Ages. One-day conference featuring roundtable discussion, research sessions and keynote address "Events to Remember: the Transformation of Violence into Memorable Image in Late Medieval Europe," by Miri Rubin, Pembroke College, Oxford. Medieval Guild 6th Annual Conference. Admission $15, $10 students. Philosophy.

Thurs., Oct. 19

6:00 P.M. 86th Annual Dinner Meeting and Great Teacher Awards Presentation by the Society of Columbia Graduates. Honorees: Thomas Marshall, prof. of applied physics, and Peter J. Awn, prof. of religion. Includes panel discussion "Contested Ground: The Contents of Columbia's Core Curriculum," moderated by Michael Rosenthal, dept. of English and comparative literature. Tickets: 854-4472. Faculty House.

Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 19-21

1:00 P.M. Thurs.; 8:30 A.M. Fri./Sat. La Representacion Femenina: Imagen y Escritura, Asociacion de Literatura Femenina Hispanica sixth annual conference. Includes film screening and roundtable discussions on visual, cinematic and literary image of women in Hispanic literature and culture. Dept. of Spanish and Latin American Cultures. 4th Floor Barnard.

Fri., Oct. 20

8:30 A.M. Eight Annual Industrial Associates Symposium. Industrial Associates Program, Dept. of chemistry. 309 Havemeyer.

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

Mon., Oct. 23

8:15 P.M. Workshop on Telecommunications: Open Binding Architectures for Building Networking Middleware, chaired by Aurel A. Lazar, COMET Group. Center for Telecommunications Research. Reservation information: 854-1747, e-mail: workshop@ctr.columbia.edu. Schapiro Auditorium.

Exhibits

Currents in Printmaking. Printmaking Council of New Jersey's 22nd Juried Membership Show. Jurors: Dorothy Cochran and Diana Gonzalez Gandolfi, Interchurch. Mon.-Fri., 9 :00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Through Nov. 17. Interchurch Center (475 Riverside Dr.)

Journeys in Microspace: The Art of the Scanning Electron Microscope. Photographic images by Dee Breger, senior staff associate, Lamont-Doherty. Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Oct. 17 to Nov. 10. Low Rotunda.

The Post-Pre-Raphaelite Print: Etching, Illustration, Reproductive Engraving, and Photography in England in and Around the 1860's. 90 examples including works by Millais, Whistler, Rossetti, Morris, Burne-Jones, Cameron and Carroll, representing the four major printing techniques used in Victorian England. Wed.-Sat., 1-5 P.M. Through Dec. 16. Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn.

Reiser/Umemoto Exhibition. Works by adjunct assistant professors Reiser and Umemoto, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Through Nov. 11. South Gallery, Buell Hall.

Richard Wagner: Four Columbia Collections. 52 items, featuring selections from papers of Anton Seidl, musical secretary to Wagner; artist and illustrator Arthur Rackham; architect and stage designer Joseph Urban, and theatrical artist Robert Wilson. Mon., Noon-7:45 P.M.; Tues.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.-4:45 P.M. Through Nov. 3. West Gallery, RBML, Butler.

The Weissenhofsiedlung: Experimental Housing Built for the Deutscher Werkbund, Stuttgart 1927. Through Oct. 29. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. 100 and 400 Level Avery.


The Sixties in Motion

Photograph: Still taken from Oct. 25th's A Time for Burning (1967)

On Wed., Oct. 25, at 7:30 P.M., the Kathryn Bache Miller Theatre and the School of the Arts Documentary Center continue presentation of the documentary series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the motion picture with the third installment, titled "The 1960's-Civil Rights and Counter Culture." The series, consisting of six evenings of discussions and screenings, concentrates on Academy Award winning documentaries from different decades. It opens Thurs., Oct. 12, with "The 1940's-The War Years," and continues through Dec. 12 with "The 1990's-"The present and History Revisited."


Theatre

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 13-22

7:30 P.M. Fri.-Sat.; 7:00 P.M. Sun., Oct. 15; 3:00 P.M. Sun., Oct. 22. The Acting Thesis. Three classic plays directed by Andrei Serban, director, Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theater Studies, featuring first graduating class of MFA candidates in acting. Works include Gozzi's The Golden Bird, translated by Bermel; La Dispute, by Marivaux, translated by Wertenbaker, and Love, the Greatest Enchantment by Barca, translated by Ciric and Herbert. School of the Arts. Tickets: $15 (Thurs. and Sun.), $20 (Fri. and Sat.). Box Office: 475-7710. Annex Theater, La MaMa E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St.

Music

Tues., Oct. 17

8:00 P.M. Ensemble 21, Peter Jarvis, conductor. Second in "Soundings 20/21" music series. Performances by soprano Cheryl Marshall; cellist Joshua Gordon; pianist Marilyn Nonken; violinists Anna Lim, Curtis Macomber and Sara Perkins; flutists Patricia Monson and Tara O'Connor, and guitarists William Anderson and Oren Fader. Program includes Allettamenti per Camera by Nichols; Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco by Harvey; Adjo by Saariaho, Spleen by Dillon,Soli e Duettini by Babbitt and Valeria. by Takemitsu. Tickets: $10, $5 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Wed., Oct. 18

12:15 P.M. Piano and Vocal Recital, by Kenneth Newbern and Mark Singer. Works by Vaughn,-Williams, Stradella and Gluck. Free Admission. I.I. Rabi Concerts. Faculty House.

Thurs., Oct. 19

Noon. Thursday Noon Organ Recital, featuring Anne Timpane, organist. Works by Bach, Vierne and Franck. Chapel Music Program. St. Paul's Chapel.

8:00 P.M. Christopher Taylor. First of eight-concert "Composer and the Keyboard" series. Features musician Christopher Taylor. Performances include Bach's Chaconne in D Minor; Boulez's Sonate No. 2 and Beethoven's Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111. Tickets: $16, $7 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Sun., Oct. 22

7:30 P.M. Bartok Violin Sonatas, by violinist Guillermo Figueroa, accompanied by pianist Robert Koeing. Featuring Sonatas No. 1 & 2 and Sonata for Solo Violin. Tickets: $10, $7 students and seniors. Box Office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Wed., Oct. 25

7:00 P.M. The Aviva Players, chamber music ensemble specializing in works composed by women. Works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Nadia Boulanger and others. Barnard Center for Research on Women. Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard.

Thurs., Oct. 26

8:00 P.M. Marimolin, Violin/Marimba Duo, by Sharan Leventhal and Nancy Zeltsman. Soundings 20/21 Series. Featuring Estudio VI "Sequencias" Op. 22b by Igoa, No Two Breaths by Mackey and Julliard Percussion Ensemble and Marimolin Inventions, Book I by Bainbridge. Tickets: $10, $5 students and seniors. Box office: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

Health Sciences

Fri., Oct. 13

11:00 A.M. "Varicella Vaccine," by Anne Gershon, prof. of pediatrics. Pediatric Grand Rounds. MacIntosh Conference Room, BH South 1-113.

Noon. "Thermodynamic and Dielectric Aspects of Protein Solvation: Explicit Solvent Models," by Ron Levy, dept. of chemistry. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminars. 523 Black Bldg.

Sat., Oct. 14

8:00 A.M. Psychiatry Update 1995. Lecturers from Columbia Health Science Center for Continuing Education, dept. of psychiatry and NYS Psychiatric Institute. Reservation information: 781-2100 x218. HHSC.

Tues., Oct. 17

Noon. "Electrostatic and Hydrophobic Interactions in Membrane Protein Systems: Applictions to Membrane-Binding and Helix Insertion," by Nir-Ben Tal, dept. of biochemistry and molecular biophysics. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Bipohysics Special Seminars. 523 Black Bldg.

5:00 P.M. "Anti-Oxidant Vitamins and the Eye," by James Auran, Harkness Eye Institute. Harkness Eye Institute Seminars. 7th Floor Amphitheater, Harkness Eye Institute.

Wed., Oct. 18

4:00 P.M. "Industrial Ecology: A Framework for Thinking about Environmental Impact," by Robert H. Socolow, Princeton. Division of Environmental Health Sciences Granville H. Sewell Distinguished Lectures. P&S Alumni Auditiorum.

Thurs., Oct. 19

6:45 A.M. "New Concepts About Laboratory and Genetic Testing for Malignant Hyperthermia," by Henry Rosenberg, dept. of anesthesiology, Hahnemann Univ. Dept. of Anesthesiology Guest Lectures. Clark Conference Room, Milstein Hospital Building.

9:30 A.M. "The Economic Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs," by Jane Sisk, prof., School of Public Health. HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies Lectures. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

10:00 A.M. Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Computer Fair '95: "Rx for Online Access." Features commercial computer vendor exhibits and demonstrations, hands-on workshops and educational demonstrations. Health Sciences Division. 2nd Floor, HHSC.

4:00 P.M. "Cyclic GMP Phosphodiesterase Beta Subunit: Gene Regulation and Retinal Degenerations," by Debora Farber, UCLA. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Lectures. 301 HHSC.

5:00 P.M. "Conformational Changes Involved in Voltage-Dependent Ion Channel Gating," by Richard W. Aldrich, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine, and "Squinting at Potassium Channels in a Dark Room," by Christopher Miller, Brandeis. College of Physicians and Surgeons Center for Neurobiology and Behavior 18th Annual W. Alden Spencer Lectures. 401 HHSC.

Fri., Oct. 20

11:00 A.M. "The Development of Hirschsprung's Disease," by Michael D. Gershon, professor and chairman, dept. of anatomy and cell biology. Pediatric Grand Rounds. McIntosh Conference Room, BH South 1-113.

Noon. "Structural Studies of Matrix Metalloprotease: Unique Information Provided," by Sharon Archer, Dupont Merck Pharmaceuticals. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminars. 523 Black Bldg.

Sat., Oct. 21

8:00 A.M. Conference on Depression: Research and Treatment. Program includes lectures and workshops. Speakers include H. Pardes, J. Gorman, M. Willick, A. Glassman, H. Sackeim, M. Weissman, D. Shaffer, F. Quitkin, D. Moreau and S. Roose. Health Sciences Center for Continuing Education, NYS Psychiatric Institute and Mental Illness Foundation. Registration information: 781-2100. Black Medical Research Building.

Tues., Oct. 24

4:00 P.M. "A Paradigmatic Change in the Approach to Neuropsychiatric Gene Linkage May Require an Anthropogenetic Perspective," by George Gericke, Univ. of Pretoria, South Africa. Dept. of Genetics and Development Seminars. 312 HHSC.

5:00 P.M. "Traumatic Optic Neuropathy," by Alyson Yashar, Harkness Eye Institute. Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute Seminars. 7th Floor Amphitheater, Harkness Eye Institute.

Wed., Oct 25

11:30 A.M. "Developmental Perspectives on Depression," by R.C. Harrington, Univ. of Manchester, UK. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

Thurs., Oct. 26

9:30 A.M. "From Beijing to New York City: A Women's Conference Update," by Lisa Winters, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Donna Binder, journalist, and Harriet Hirshorn, videomaker. HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies Seminars. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.


Columbia University Record -- October 13, 1995 -- Vol. 21, No. 6