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    Feb. 20–Mar. 5, 1998


    Thurs., Feb. 19

    6:00 P.M. Gallery Talk with Exbition Curator. Alexander Vergara, professor of art history, will discuss the current exhibition, “The Visual Front: Spanish Civil War Posters.” Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn.

    Fri., Feb. 20

    12:30 P.M. “Fragile Dwelling,” by Margaret Morton, the Cooper Union School of Art, with response by Alan Trachtenberg, Yale. Buell Noontime Lecture Series. 114 Avery.

    3:10 P.M. “Electron Injection and Trapping in Laser Wakefield Accelerators,” by Erik Esary, Naval Research Laboratory. Plasma Physics Colloquium. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    Mon. Feb. 23

    Noon. “Who Was Planning to Attack Whom: Stalin and Hitler in June 1941?” By Gabriel Gorodetsky, University of Tel Aviv, Israel. The Harriman Institute. 1219 International Affairs.

    3:00 P.M. “Techniques for Estimating the Abundances of Large Mammals in India,” by Ullas Karanth, Wildlife Conservation Society. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    8:00 P.M. “Litterature, Rhetorique et Scepticisme: De la Persuasion au Plaisir de la Forme,” by Pierre Zoberman, Universite de Paris XIII. Maison Francaise. Buell.

    ‘Winning the War on Cancer’
    Karen Antman

    At the turn of the 20th century, one in five cancer patients lived five years after diagnosis. Now it is one in two.

    Karen Antman, Wu Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, will discuss recent advances in cancer care in the first University Lecture of the academic year in “Winning the war on Cancer: Science and Culture” on Mon., Mar. 2, at 8:00 P.M. in Low Rotunda. The lecture is free and open to the public.

    Today, patients can participate actively in their treatment, which often requires the combined expertise of a team of physicians. But treatment is expensive.Managed care often delays diagnosis. The uninsured often forego screening and early diagnosis. Cancer mortality often correlates with socioeconomic status, ethnicity and even the region of the country.

    Antman, who also is director of Columbia’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Care Center and chief of the division of medical oncology, received her M.D. from Columbia in 1974. She joined Harvard Medical School in 1979, eventually becoming clinical director of the Dane Farber Cancer Institute’s Solid Tumor Autologous Marrow Program. She joined Columbia in 1993.

    Her research accomplishments include the development of now standard regimens for the treatment of sarcomas and mesotheliomas. She has also developed high-dose regimens for high-risk breast cancer that are currently in randomized trials in the United States and Europe.

    The next University Lecturer, in April, will be Alan Brinkley, professor of history.

    Tues., Feb. 24

    Noon. “The Social Sciences in Japan: A Historical Review,” by Andrew Barshay, UC-Berkeley. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series. 918 International Affairs.

    4:00 P.M. “Is This Real Life? Rock Classics and Other Inversions,” by Michael Long, SUNY-Buffalo. Dept. of Music Colloquium. 620 Dodge.

    5:30 P.M. “The Old World and the New, Seen from Nowhere,” by Carlo Ginzburg, UCLA. Part one of lecture series titled, “No Island Is an Island: Four Glances at English Literature in a World Perspective.” Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America. Teatro, Casa Italiana.

    6:00 P.M. “Myths of Equality: Black Perspectives on Racism and Human Rights in Brazil and the United States,” by Antonio Carlos Arruda, president, Counsel for the Participation and Development of the Black Community of the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil; with comments by Kimberle Crenshaw, professor of law. 1998 Human Rights Internship Program International Keynote Address. Center for Public Interest Law. 101 Jerome Greene.

    6:00 P.M. “Re-inventing the Newspaper Business,” by Mark Willes, publisher, Los Angeles Times. Graduate School of Journalism. R.S.V.P.: 854-4054. Lecture Hall, 301 Journalism.

    6:30 P.M. “French Lessons from the Minitel for the Internet: Making Electronic Commerce Work,” by Marie-Monique Steckel, President, France Telecom North America. Co-sponsored by Maison Francaise, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information and CIBE/Chazen. 141 Uris.

    Wed., Feb. 25

    4:30 P.M. “Pattern Formation in Complex Fluids,” by M. Shelley, Courant Institute, New York University. Applied Mathematics and Dept. of Mathematics Joint Colloquium. 312 Mathematics.

    5:30 P.M. “Education and Training: Can Anyone Join the Knowledge Revolution?” Moderated by Ernst A. Rothkopf, Teachers College, with John Gage, Sun Microsystems, and Bruno Laporte, World Bank. Reuters Forum. Information: 854-6840. Lecture Hall, 301 Journalism.

    12:30 P.M. “Races at the Gate: Racial Distinctions in the French and American Policies, 1898–1980,” by Patrick Weil, Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris. Part of Maison Francais Brown Bag Lecture Series titled “France and its Immigrants.” Co-Sponsored by the Institute on Western Europe and the Dept. of History. Buell Hall.

    Thurs., Feb. 26

    Noon. “ ‘You Must Remember This’: Memory and Structure in Schubert’s G-major String Quartet,” by Walter Frisch, professor of music. Society of Fellows in the Humanities Brown Bag Lunch Series. Heyman Center for the Humanities, East Campus.

    4:00 P.M. “Gender Issues in Christian Revival Movements,” by Randall Balmer, professor of religion, and Judith Weisenfeld, assistant professor of religion. Barnard Center for Research on Women. Altschul Hall Atrium.

    4:10 P.M. “Ultrasonic Imaging: Contrast Agents,” by Chi X. Deng, Riverside Research Institute. Department of Applied Physics Medical Physics Seminars. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    4:30 P.M. “Synthetic Applications of New Olefin Metatheses,” by Marc L. Snapper, Boston College. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquium. 309 Havemeyer.

    5:10 P.M. “Is Universalism Ethnocentric?” by Steve Lukes. Center for Law and Philosophy. 107 Jerome Greene.

    Fri., Feb. 27

    3:10 P.M. “Radial Electric Field in Model for TFTR Supershot Confinement,” by Darin Ernst, Princteon Plasma Physics Laboratory. Plasma Physics Colloquium. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    Mon., Mar. 2

    Noon. “Labor Markets in Post Socialist Hungary,” by Istvan Gabor, Budapest University of Economics. The Harriman Institute. 1219 International Affairs.

    3:00 P.M. “Basal Taxa and the Role of Cladistic Patterns in the Evaluation of Conservation Priorities: A View from Freshwater,” by Melanie L.J. Stiassny, Ichthyology Department, American Museum of Natural History. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    7:30 P.M. “New Fly Species of the Island of Guadalupe,” by Roberta Koepfer, Queens College. Seminars in Population Biology. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    8:00 P.M. “Fictions of the Self: Language and Representation in Rousseau,” by Byron Wells, Wake Forest. Preceded by a special meeting with students 6:30 P.M.–7:00 P.M., and a reception at 7:00 P.M. Maison Francaise Alumni Lecture Series. Buell.

    Tues., Mar. 3

    5:30 P.M. “England, Europe, and a Defence of Race,” by Carlo Ginzburg, UCLA. Part two of lecture series titled, “No Island Is an Island: Four Glances at English Literature in a World Perspective.” Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America. Teatro, Casa Italiana.

    7:30 P.M. “The Controversy over Art Restoration and Modern Art History,” by James Beck, professor of art history and archaeology. Seminar on the Renaissance. 606 Dodge.

    Wed., Mar. 4

    12:30 P.M. “The Impact of New Information Technologies on the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language,” by Ariel Weil, Attache linguistique pres l’Ambassade de France. Maison Francaise. Buell.

    4:30 P.M. “Molecular Dynamics of Wetting,” by J.Koplik, Levich Institute, CCNY. Applied Mathematics Colloquium. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    Thurs., Mar. 5

    Noon. “Intellectual In-between: A French Erudit (1630–1721) in an Age of Transition,” by April Shelford, Mellon Fellow in History. Society of Fellows in the Humanities Brown Bag Lunch Series. Heyman Center for the Humanities, East Campus.

    4:10 P.M. “Autonomous Submission,” Bernard Berofsky, professor of philosophy. Dept. of Philosophy Colloquium. 716 Philosophy.

    4:30 P.M. “Semiclassical Description of Electronically Non-Adiabatic Dynamics,” by William H. Miller, UC-Berkeley. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquium. 309 Havemeyer.

    8:00 P.M. “Daily Explosions: Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany,” by Bernd Widdig, MIT. Dept. of Germanic Languages. Deutsches Haus.

    Black Heritage Month
    “Untold Stories”

    Fri., Feb. 20

    1:00 P.M. Field Trip Friday II. Free trip to the Studio Museum in Harlem. Meet at the IRC at the above time.

    7:30 P.M. “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story.” A play based on the life of an African-American heroine. Lower McIntosh.

    Sat., Feb. 21

    7:00 P.M. “A Huey P. Newton Story.” A one-man show performed by Roger Smith. Tickets: $5/$3 w/ CUID. Altschul Auditorium.

    Sun., Feb. 22

    6:00 P.M. African Cultural Night. Advanced Tickets: $4 w/ CUID, $6 other students/$10 general admission. Add $2 for same-day purchase. Co-sponsored by Institute of African Studies and the African Students Association. Miller Theatre.

    Mon., Feb. 23

    7:00 P.M. A Night of Drama: The Struggles of Women. Short plays on the experiences of black women. Sulzberger Parlor.

    Tues., Feb. 24

    7:00 P.M. Music Festival: “Return to the Source.” A festival that traces the origins of African-American music. Lower Level McIntosh.

    Wed., Feb. 25

    7:00 P.M. Film Screening Foxy Brown. Lower Level McIntosh.

    9:00 P.M. Film Screening Cooley High. Lower Level McIntosh.

    Thurs., Feb. 26

    5:00 P.M. Tastes, Sights and Sounds. A celebration of the African-American experience through art, spoken word, music and food. Brooks Living Room.

    Fri., Feb. 27

    1:00 P.M. Field Trip Friday III. A free trip to the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora and the Caribbean at City College. Meet at the IRC at the above time.

    7:30 P.M. Keynote Address: Untold Stories, by activist, writer and scholar Angela Davis. Tickets: $5/$3 w/CUID. Miller Theatre.

    Sat., Feb. 28

    8:00 P.M. Fashion Show. Co-sponsored by the Black Sisters of Barnard and Columbia and Club Zamana. Miller Theatre.


    The Visual Front: Spanish Civil War Posters. From the Southworth Collection at U.C-San Diego. 1:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M., Wed.–Fri., through Mar.28. Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn.

    Kaleidoscope, by Victor Dotson

    Victor Dotson is among more than 15 intuitive artists whose works are on view in the Ninth Annual Harlem Horizon Art Exhibition. Mon.-Fri., 9:00 A.M.–5:30 P.M. Through Fri., Feb. 27. Sponsored by the Office of Public Affairs. Information: 854-2877. Low Rotunda.

    From Brooklyn to Haiti—A Celebration of Spirit. An exhibition of works by Thomas Roma, director of photography, School of the Arts, and Yolene Legrand, noted artist. Photographs from “Come Sunday,” by Roma are exhibited in the Corridor Gallery, while a collection of paintings by Legrand titled “Out of Haiti” is exhibited in the Treasure Room Gallery. The exhibit is open 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri, through Fri., Feb. 27. Interchurch.

    “Zola and the Dreyfus Affair: A Moment in the Conscience of Humanity” commemorates the 100th anniversary of Emile Zola’s celebrated 1898 letter “J’accuse” denoucing the wrongful conviction of Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer in the French army who was falsely accused of espionage and condemned to life in prison. The exhibition is drawn from the collection of the Bietler Family Foundation and includes posters, lithographs, prints, postcards, photographs, books, letters and decorative arts. Mon.–Fri., Noon–5:00 P.M. Through Fri., Feb. 20. Information: 854-4482. Maison Francaise

    Special Events

    Mon., Feb. 23

    8:00 P.M. A Reading of Lesbian and Gay African American Writers. With Bennett Capers, Brian Keith Jackson, John Keene Jr., Bruce Morrow, Patricia Powell and Shay Youngblood. Institute for Research in African American Studies and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. Information: 854-6679. Ward Dennis Room, 510 Lewisohn.

    Tues., Feb. 24

    5:30 P.M. Book Discussion, Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb. Bernard Lefkowitz discusses his new book on sexual violence and a community’s reaction to it. Barnard Center for Research on Women. Sulzberger Plaza, 3rd Floor, Barnard.

    6:00P.M. Mardi Gras at the Faculty House. A celebration of Mardi Gras with an evening of dancing, a cocktail hour with a complimentary hurricane, a complete cajun buffet, and a dixieland band. Masks are encouraged. Reservations are required. Price: $35. Information and reservations: 854-6612. Faculty House.

    8:00 P.M. Film Screening: Bleu. Directed by K. Kieslowski. Admission: $1 students/seniors/$2 others. Maison Francaise. Buell.

    Wed., Feb. 25

    12:15 P.M. Music Recital, with David Steinberg, violin, and Brandt Fredriksen, piano. Works by Mozart, Dvorak, Gershwin and Bartok. I.I. Rabi Concert Series. Faculty House.

    6:00 P.M. The Annual Blue Pencil Lecture, with Andy Rooney, CBS 60 Minutes news correspondent. Daily Spectator. Tickets: $20/ $10 w/CUID. Semi-formal attire. Information: 854-9545. Low Library.

    8:00 P.M. “The New Intolerance in Art.” Theatre of Ideas Lecture Series. Tickets: $10 each event/ $5 students/members/seniors. Information: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

    Thurs., Feb. 26

    7:00 P.M. Fabulous Film Women: A Screening of Who Killed Vincent Chen. Afterwards a discussion with filmmaker Christine Choy. Barnard Center for Research on Women. Julius S. Held Lecture Hall, 304 Barnard.

    7:00 P.M. Film Screening: Tableau Ferraille. Directed by Moussa Sene Absa. African Film Festival. Dept. of Pan-African Studies. 306B Barnard.

    8:00 P.M. “Beethoven the Contemporary” with pianist Ursula Oppens. Part two of a nine concert series that pairs works of Beethoven with those of distinguished American composers. Works by Beethoven, Milton Babbitt and William Bolcom. Tickets: $15/$10 members/$7 students/ seniors. Reservations: 854-7799. Miller Theatre

    Fri., Feb. 27

    1:10 P.M. University Senate Meeting. Tickets available at Senate Office, 406 Low, morning of the meeting. CUID required. Information: 854-2023. 501 Schermerhorn.

    4:00 P.M. Commemoration Service: Celebrating the Life and Music of Leonard C. Holvik. Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies St. Paul’s Chapel. With exhibition and music demonstration to follow at 5:30 P.M. at Gabe M. Weiner Music and Arts Library, Dodge.

    Sat., Feb. 28

    9:00 A.M. “The Dialectic of Enlightenment.” Day three of an international three-day conference. Aesthetic Theory II: lectures by Werner Hamacher, Johns Hopkins; Alex Garcia Duttmann, Melbourne, Australia; Eva Geulen, New York University. Closing Panel (2:15 P.M.) with Richard Bernstein, New School for Social Research and Samuel Weber, UCLA, among others. Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Germanic Languages, The New School of Social Research, and the Goethe Institute of New York. Deutsches Haus.

    Tues., Mar. 3

    8:00 P.M. Film Screening: Blanc. Directed by K. Kieslowski. Admission: $1 students/seniors/$2 others. Maison Francaise. Buell.

    Wed., Mar. 4

    12:15 P.M. Music Recital, with Dennis Joseph, clarinet, and Eleonor Bindman, piano. Works by Brahms and Schumann. I.I. Rabi Concert Series. Faculty House.

    Jaffe Memorial—A memorial service for Abram J. Jaffe, a social scientist who died Dec. 22, 1997, will be held in St. Paul’s Chapel on Wed., Mar. 4, at 3:00 P.M. A reception will follow. For more information, call Ann Jaffe at 406-9602 or 580-0206.

    6:30 P.M. “Structuring a Novel,” by Alix Kates Shulman, novelist. A one-night mini-course. Pre-registration is required. Fee: $25. Registration: 854-2067. Barnard Center for Research on Women. Sulzberger Plaza, 3rd Floor, Barnard.

    Thurs., Mar. 5

    Noon. Organ Recital, with Albert Ahlstrom. Works by Parker and Ahlstrom. Chapel Music Program. St. Paul’s Chapel.

    7:00 P.M. Fabulous Film Women; A Screening of Just Another Girl on the IRT. Afterwards a discussion with filmmaker Leslie Harris. Barnard Center for Research on Women. Julius S. Held Lecture Hall, 304 Barnard.

    The Art of Versace
    Richard Martin, senior curator of the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute and organizer of the current Met exhibit on Gianni Versace, will trace the late fashion designer’s inspirations from Greek and Roman classicism to modern abstract art in a public lecture Thurs., Feb. 19, at Casa Italiana.

    The talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 5:00 P.M. in the Teatro of Casa Italiana, 1161 Amsterdam Ave. at W.118th St. Hosted by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia, the lecture will be broadcast live on its web site: http://www.columbia.edu/ cu/casaitaliana/versace.htm.

    The lecture will follow the themes of the current Versace exhibit at the Metropolitan’s Costume Institute, which runs through Mar. 22. Martin is the author of Versace (1997) and many articles on the designer in the fashion and art press. Photographs of Versace’s designs from the exhibit will be on display at the Italian Academy.

    In creating dresses for beautiful and famous women, Versace was inspired as much by historical sources—Byzantine crosses, 18th century court-style silhouettes—as by 20th century giants in the art world—Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol and Paul Klee, among others, according to Martin: “Versace created the dressmaker’s equivalent of art.”

    Health Sciences

    Fri., Feb. 20

    11:00 A.M. “Psychiatric Symptoms and Their Treatment in Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Devangere Devanand. Adult Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

    Noon. “Anisotropy in Protein NMR,” by Nico Tjandra. Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar. Black Building 523.

    Noon. “Gliogenesis in the Developing and Adult Mammalian CNS: Implications for Repair in Demyelination Diseases,” by Jim Goldman. Anatomy and Cell Repair Biology Seminar. Black Building 1222.

    Tues., Feb. 24

    3:00 P.M. “Automated or Prostate Brachytherapy Treatment Planning Using Genetic Optimization,” by David Silvern, School of Public Health. Division of Environmental Health Services Seminar. 60 Haven Ave., Level B-1, Conference Room 122.

    Wed. Feb. 25

    11:30 A.M. Research Fellows’ Presentation, by M. Cevdet Tosyali, Jacqueline Raia and Miriam Ehrensaft. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

    Thurs., Feb. 26

    6:45 A.M. “Some New Thoughts on Pediatric Myocardial Protection,” by Francis X. McGowan Jr., Harvard Medical School. Dept. of Anesthesiology Guest Lecture Series. 1-3 Clark Conference Center, Milstein Hospital.

    9:30 A.M. “HIV and Depression: Prevalence and Treatment,” by Judith Rabkin, professor of clinical psychology. HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

    11:30 A.M. “Advances in Antidepressant Therapy,” by Jonathan Silver, professor of clinical psychiatry. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

    Noon. “NMR Structure of the Bacteriophage Lambda N-Peptide/BoxB Complex: Recognition of a GNRA Fold by an Arginine-rich Motif,” by Pascale Legault, University of Toronto. Dept. of Chemistry and Biophysics. 301 Hammer Health Sciences Center.

    Fri., Feb. 27

    1:00 P.M. “Temperature-Sensitive Gradients of Ca2+ in Sensory Neurons. A Role for Mitochondria,” by Jim Kenyon, University of Nevada, Reno. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    Tues., Mar. 3

    Noon. “Proinflammatory Mechanisms in Lyme Disease: In Vitro Approaches,” by Martha B. Furie, SUNY–Stony Brook. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

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