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    Feb. 27–Mar. 12, 1998


    Fri., Mar. 6

    10:00 A.M. “Mapping of the Isosceles Triangle Billiard and Break in the Second Law of Thermodynamics,” by Richard Liboff, Cornell. Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics Joint Seminar. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    12:30 P.M. “Reality Effect, Apparatus Effect, Architecture Effect: The Geography of the Spectator in City Films,” by Pellegrino d’Acierno, visiting professor of Italian and cultural studies. With response by John Rajchman, Collège International de Philosophie, Paris. Buell Center Noontime Lecture Series. 114 Avery.

    4:30 P.M. “Lise Meitner and the Discovery of Nuclear Fission: A Woman’s Life in Physics,” by Ruth Lewin Sime, Sacramento City College. Co-sponsored by the Barnard and Columbia Chemistry Departments. 309 Havemeyer.

    8:00 P.M. “Music and Romanticism: The Role of Women Composers,” by Judith Alstadter, Pace University. Maison Française. Buell.

    ‘Seer, Soldier, Sinner, Saint’
    Engraving of Joan of Arc in battle from Le Brun de Charmette’s L’Orléanide poème national

    In celebration of women’s history month, the Rare Book and Manuscript Library explores the life and afterlife of Joan of Arc in an exhibition titled, Jeanne d’Arc Through the Centuries: Seer, Soldier, Sinner, Saint. It begins on Wed., Mar. 13, and runs through Sun., June 13. Items on display range from medieval manuscripts and early printed histories of France to a stone from Joan’s prison at Rouen and memorabilia from early productions of George Bernard Shaw’s St. Joan. The exhibit is on view Mon., Noon to 7:45 P.M. and Tues.–Fri., 9:00 A.M.–4:45 P.M. Kempner Exhibition Room, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler.

    Engraving by L. Gaultier from Jean Hordal’s Heroinae nobilissimae Joannae Darc ... historia.

    Mon., Mar. 9

    12:30 P.M. “Casablanca 1993: Reconfiguring Mosque and Nation,” by Elaine Combs-Schilling, professor of anthropology. Columbia Midday Seminar. The Americas Society, Center for Inter-American Relations, 680 Park Ave. at E. 68th St.

    3:00 P.M. “Operationalizing Ecology: New Perspectives on Old Ideas,” by Geoff Hatcher, professor of anthropology. Biological/Anthropology Seminars, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    4:00 P.M. “Erosion, Fertility, and Social Change: Macroregional Effects of Human Impact on Pre-Columbia Landscapes in Oaxaca,” by Arthur Joyce, Vanderbilt University. Dept. of Anthropology. 467 Schermerhorn Extension.

    5:00 P.M. “Rabbis, Rebels and Supreme Court Justices: Jewish Women and Modern America,” by Joyce Antler, Brandeis University. Co-sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, the Ingeborg, Tamara and Jonina Rennert Women in Judaism Forum, and the Barnard History Department. Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard.

    Tues., Mar. 10

    Noon. “The Financial Crisis in Thailand,” by Anek Laothamatas, vice rector, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series. 918 International Affairs.

    Noon. “The Roles of the UN in Responding to Complex Emergencies and Refugee Crises,” by Angela Raven-Roberts, UNICEF. Institute of African Studies. Middle East Institute, 1118 International Affairs.

    5:30 P.M. “A Search for the Origins: Reading Tristram Shandy Again,” by Carlo Ginzburg, UCLA. Part three of a 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.

    5:30 P.M. “The Europeanization of Criminal Law,” Delmas Marty, Paris, and Juergen Meyer, representative in the German Bundestag. Chaired by Gerry Lynch. Columbia Center for Law and Philosophy. 101 Jerome Greene.

    Wed., Mar. 11

    5:30 P.M. “Labor at a Crossroads: Do the World’s Workers Need a Raise?” Moderated by Saskia Sassen, with John Langmore, United Nations; Sumner Rosen; Robert Taylor, The Financial Times; and Louis Uchitelle, The New York Times. The Reuter Forum. Main Lecture Hall, Journalism.

    Thurs., Mar. 12

    Noon. “African Women: Past, Present and Future,” by Marie Memouna Shaba, Tanzania Media Women’s Association. Co-sponsored by the Institute of African Studies and the Center for Human Rights.

    Noon. “New York’s African Burial Ground: Revelations of a National Historic Landmark,” by Dorothy Desir-Davis, Bard College. Society of Fellows in the Humanities Brown Bag Lunch Series. Heyman Center for the Humanities, East Campus.

    4:00 P.M. “Practical Access to Chiral Synthetic Building Blocks via Asymmetric Catalysis,” by Eric N. Jacobsen, Harvard. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquium. 309 Havemeyer.

    4:10 P.M. “Teleradiology in Nuclear Medicine,” by Jacob Dagan and Tiran Dagan, Bergen Medical Imaging Center. Dept. of Applied Physics, Medical Physics Seminars. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    8:00 P.M. “The Rhetoric of Testing,” by Avital Ronell, New York University. Dept. of Germanic Languages. Deutsches Haus.

    8:00 P.M. “Spatial Memory and Rule-guided Foraging in Wild Primates: Evidence from Experimental and Natural Field Studies,” by Paul Garber, University of Illinois. Dept. of Anthropology. 467 Schermerhorn Extension.

    Fri., Mar. 13

    Noon. “With Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest,” by Marna Feldt, former Information Officer, Swedish Information Service. Swedish Program. Deutsches Haus.

    12:30 P.M. “Fast and Loose in Search of Truth: The Case of Colonial Williamsburg,” by Cary Carson, vice president for research, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture Noontime Lecture Series. 114 Avery.

    1:00 P.M. “Age, Sex, Class: Intersections of Difference at Deir el Medina,” by Lynn Meskell, New College, Oxford. Dept. of Archaeology. 962 Schermerhorn Extension.

    3:10 P.M. “Some Issues Relating to Free-Electron Lasers as Fourth Generation Light Sources,” by Henry P. Freund, Science Applications International Corporation. Plasma Physics Colloquium. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    4:00 P.M. “White Harlem: How to do Ethnography with Your Eyes Closed,” by John L. Jackson, professor of anthropology. Conversations in Black Studies. Institute for Research in African-American Studies. 758 Schermerhorn Extension.

    Fri., Mar. 20

    4:00 P.M. “African-American Culture and Cognition: Neuropsychological Test Performance among Northern Manhattan Residents,” by Jennifer J. Manley. Conversations in Black Studies. Institute for Research in African-American Studies. 758 Schermerhorn Extension.

    Mon., Mar. 23

    3:00 P.M. “Intergeneric Relationships of Tinamous Based on DNA Data,” by Ana Luz Porzecanski, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation. CERC Conservation Research Talk. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    6:00 P.M. “A Prayerbook without the Prayers—and without the book—Simon Bening’s Stein Quadriptych,” by Judith Testa. Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art. 608 Schermerhorn.

    Tues., Mar. 24

    Noon. “Recognizing China: Fukuyama, Thymos and Contemporary Chinese Nationalism,” by John Fitzgerald, La Trobe University, Australia. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series. 918 International Affairs.

    Noon. “Where People Really Live: Recent Research on Rural Household and Community Development in the Hinterlands of Xunantunic, Belize,” by Cynthia Robin, University of Pennsylvania. Dept. of Anthropology. 465 Schermerhorn Extension.

    5:30 P.M. “Tusitala and His Polish Reader,” by Carlo Ginzburg, UCLA. Final part of a 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. “The Work of Writing,” by Norma Field, University of Chicago. She will also read from, From my Grandmother’s Bedside. Dept. of Anthropology. 612 Schermerhorn.

    8:00 P.M. “The Artistry of Anton Vidoke,” by Sylvere Lotringer, professor of French philology. Maison Française. Buell.

    Wed., Mar. 25

    Noon. “Domestic Discourse: Meiji Japan and Changing Meanings of Female Literacy in the Late Qing Dynasty,” by Joan Judge, UC-Santa Barbara. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture Series. 918 International Affairs.

    4:30 P.M. “The Structure of Normal Modes and Optimal Modes in Surface Geostrophic Models,” by Steve Garner, Princeton. Applied Mathematics Colloquia. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    6:00 P.M. “Wounded Asia versus the IMF: Where Do We Go from Here?” by Jay W. Chai, chairman and CEO, ITOCHU International Inc. Eli Lilly Japan Distinguished Business Leaders Lecture Series. Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Japan Business Association and the International Business Society. 141 Uris.

    6:30 P.M. “Living with the Mouse: A Report from Celebration,” by Andrew Ross, New York University. A discussion of residential life in a New Urbanist town. Buell Evening Lecture. Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture. Funding by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Wood Auditorium, Avery.

    Thurs., Mar. 26

    4:10 P.M. “Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” by Marvin Friedman, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dept. of Applied Physics, Medical Physics Seminar. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    4:10 P.M. “Humean Choice,” by Philip Bricker, University of Massachusetts. Dept. of Philosophy Colloquium. 716 Philosophy Hall.

    4:30 P.M. “Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Brownian Motors and Pumps,” by Raymond Dean Astumian, University of Chicago. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquium. 309 Havemeyer.

    8:00 P.M. “Ragpicker of Words: Walter Benjamin on Karl Kraus and Eduard Fuchs,” by Alexander Gelley, UC-Irvine. Dept. of Germanic Languages. Deutsches Haus.

    Barnard to Honor Cathleen Black

    Barnard College will honor Cathleen P. Black, president of Hearst Magazines, and Ivan G. Seidenberg, vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of Bell Atlantic, at its 11th annual Awards Dinner on Apr. 1, in the Starlight Roof at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Park Ave. at 50th St.

    Barnard will present the Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger Award to Black, and the Frederick A. P. Barnard Award to Seidenberg. The master of ceremonies will be Lesley R. Stahl, Correspondent/Co-editor of CBS News' 60 Minutes.

    The honorary dinner chairman is Eugene R. McGrath, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Consolidated Edison Co. of New York. The dinner chairmen are Frank A. Bennack Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Hearst Corp., William B. Board, of the Chase Manhattan Corp., and Helene L. Kaplan, of counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

    The black-tie evening will begin with cocktails at 6:30 P.M. in the Empire Room and will be followed by dinner at 7:30 and dancing.

    Tickets are $1,250 and $500 each; proceeds will benefit Barnard's financial aid program. For further ticket information, call 362-2233.


    Rare Documents on the Dreyfus Affair. A collection on loan from the Beitler Foundation of Edgewater, N.J., courtesy of Lorraine Beitler. Mon.–Fri., 2:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M. Through Fri., Mar. 13. Maison Française. Buell.

    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.

    ‘Open Wider, Please’: The Evolution of a Profession. Highlights rare materials from the Health Sciences Library's archives and special collections and tells the story of 2,500 years of dentistry. Through Mar. 13. in the Health Sciences Library, 1st Floor, Hammer Health Sciences Center.

    Merci. An exhibition of the works of Anton Vidoke. 2:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M., Mon.–Fri., beginning Mar. 24, through Apr. 24. Maison Française. Buell.

    Special Events

    Fri., Mar. 6

    8:30 A.M. “Challenges and Opportunities of the Southeast Asia Crisis: Implications for American and Japanese Business.” An all-day conference to discuss the financial crisis in Southeast Asia. Panelists and speakers represent five Southeast Asian countries and include Supachai Panitchpakdi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, Thailand, and Noburu Hatkeyama, President, Japan External Trade Organization. Registration is $200. Information and registration: 854-5930. Kellogg Conference Center, 15th Floor, International Affairs.

    Thurs.–Sat., Mar. 5–7

    8:00 P.M. Barnard Dance. Features new works by Barnard Dance faculty members, Ellen Graff and Janet Soares, and two guest choreographers, Alan Good and Nia Love. Tickets: $10/$5 members, students, seniors. Reservations: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

    Sat., Mar. 7

    8:00 P.M. Collaborative Concert: Columbia Orchestra, Glee Club and Chapel Music Program. Under the direction of George Rothman, the Orchestra will perform Stokowski’s arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, featuring Esther Shin, organ scholar of the Chapel Music Program. The Orchestra will be joined by the Columbia Glee Club in a performance of Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances and Mussorgsky’s Coronation Scene from “Boris Gudunov.” Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door beginning at 7:00 P.M. St. Paul’s.

    Sun., Mar. 8

    8:00 P.M. Contemporary German Cabaret at Deutsches Haus: Mai Horlemann’s “Maßlos.” Mai Horlemann, the winner of the German songwriter prize and one of Germany’s most talented comedian/ singer/songwriters, brings her critically acclaimed one-woman show to Deutsches Haus in her New York debut. Dept. of Germanic Languages. Deutsches Haus.

    Tues., Mar. 10

    6:00 P.M. Faculty/Student Book Discussions. Maryse Conde, professor of philology, will read from her work, “Black Witch of Salem.” Co-sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain, United Campus Ministries and the Interfaith Library Committee. Schiff Room, Earl.

    8:00 P.M. Music Recital, with the internationally renowned Juilliard String Quartet. Works will include Beethoven’s Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3, and Alban Berg’s String Quartet, Op. 3. Tickets: $20/$15 members/$10 students, seniors. Information: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

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

    Wed., Mar. 11

    12:05 P.M. Music Recital. Traditional music of India in a program by the Tapan Modak Trio. Wednesday Lunchtime Concert. Interchurch.

    12:15 P.M. Music Recital, with Rochel de Oliveira, piano. Works by Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann. I.I. Rabi Concerts. Faculty House.

    8:00 P.M. “Of Fame and Fraudulence: Are the Arts a Fraud?” Novelist Maureen Howard, poet Richard Howard, editor and critic Richard Locke and biographer Michael Scammell explore writers’ strategies of self-preservation. Part of Theatre of Ideas Lecture Series. Tickets: $10/$5members/ students/ seniors. Information: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

    Thurs., Mar. 12

    6:00 P.M. Film Screening: Guelwaar. Directed by Ousmane Sembene. In French and Wolof with English subtitles. Followed by a lecture by Mohamed Mbodj, professor of history. Maison Francaise. 603 Hamilton.

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

    Tues., Mar. 24

    8:00 P.M. Film Screening: Van Gogh. Directed by M. Pialat. Maison Francaise. Buell.

    Wed., Mar. 25

    5:00 P.M. “Finnish Music—Past and Present II.” An exploration of Finnish music through folk song, classical music and the tango. Performance with commentary by Ulla Suokko-Hixson, flute and piccolo, and John Hixson, piano. Co-sponsored by the Program in Finnish Studies and the Dept. of Germanic Languages. Deutsches Haus.

    Thurs., Mar. 26

    Noon. Organ Recital, with David Bower. Works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Pinkham. Chapel Music Program. St. Paul’s.

    12:15 P.M. Music Recital, with Linda Bryant and Margaret Foote Jamner, flute, and Jefferey Jamner, piano. Works by Bach, Berlioz and Doppler. I.I. Rabi Concert Series. Faculty House.

    7:00 P.M. Film Screening: Clando. Directed by Jean-Marie Teno. Pan-African Studies African Film Festival. 306B Barnard.

    8:00 P.M. Dance Recital. Award-winning choreographer, Ralph Lemon, will present sketches of material in development for part two of his “Geography” trilogy. Tickets: $10/$5 members, students, seniors. Information: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

    8:00 P.M. Book Reading. Anthony Phelps, author of La Belière Caraibe, will read from his works. Maison Française. Buell.

    Poetic Visions of Two Women Artists
    Taxi, by Ann Cooper.

    With watercolors and trinkets of personal history, Ann Cooper celebrates the visual joys of a decorative art that is also cerebral. With quilts, Emiko Toda Loeb combines a richness of color and fabric with a vibrant, yet provocative, economy of design.

    The works of these two women artists may be viewed 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M., Mon.–Fri., through Fri., Apr. 10, at the Interchurch Center.

    Enbu, by Emiko Toda Loeb

    Health Sciences

    Fri., Mar. 6

    Noon. “Genetic Control of Gut Development in Drosophilia,” by Judith Lengyel, U.C.–Los Angeles. Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar. Black Building 1222.

    Tues., Mar. 10

    Noon. “Nitric Oxide Resistance Genes,” by Carl F. Nathan, Stanton Griffis Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Cornell. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    Wed., Mar. 11

    7:30 A.M. “Premium and Capitation Rate Setting: Part II,” by James Lieberman, Chief Medical Officer, Columbia-Cornell Care, and Michele F. Burr, Chief Operating Officer, Columbia Presbyterian Physician Network (CPPN). CPPN Grand Rounds. 1st Floor, Clark Conference Center, Milstein Hospital.

    Thurs., Mar. 12

    9:30 A.M. “Combined Mental and HIV: Organizational and Cognitive Barriers to Appropriate Care,” by James Walkup, Rutgers, and James Satriano, assistant professor of clinical psychology. HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

    4:00 P.M. “Using an Improved Akaike Information Criterion for Smoothing Parameter Selection and Semi-parametric and Additive Model Selection,” by Jeffrey S. Simonov, New York University. Division of Biostatistics Spring Seminar. PH 19-401.

    Tues., Mar. 17

    Noon. “Membrane Traffic and Innate Recognition of Gram Negative Bacteria,” by Samuel D. Wright, Merck Research Laboratories. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    Wed., Mar. 18

    11:30 A.M. “The Development of Offending and Antisocial Behavior from Childhood to Adulthood,” by Daniel Pine, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

    Thurs., Mar. 19

    9:30 A.M. “The Case Against Mandatory Name Reporting of HIV Infection,” by Cheryl Healton, associate professor and head of Division of Sociomedical Sciences. HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

    4:00 P.M. “Structure of the DNA -binding Domains of NFAT, Fos, and Jun Bound to DNA,” by Lin Chen, Harvard. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. Hammer Health Sciences Center 301.

    Wed., Mar. 25

    11:30 A.M. “Psychobiology and Treatment of Bulimia,” by B. Timothy Walsh, professor of clinical psychiatry. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

    Thurs., Mar. 26

    9:30 A.M. “AIDS in Marginalized Populations in Southern Africa,” by Ezra Susser, associate professor of clinical psychiatry; Alan Berkman, medical director, Highbridge-Woodycrest Center; and Pamela Collins, postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychiatry. HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

    4:30 P.M. “Principles of Intracellular Transport and the Organization of Compartments in the Cytoplasm,” by James E. Rothman, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Samuel Rudin Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture. Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. P&S Alumni Auditorium.

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