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    Apr. 3 to Apr. 16, 1998

    Talks
    Fri., Apr. 3

    12:30 P.M. “Practice,” by Stan Allen, assistant professor of architecture. With response by Michael Speaks, writer and editor. Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture Noontime Lecture Series. 114 Avery.

    4:00 P.M. “An Emerging Form: Harlem, the Anthology, and the Rise of the New Negro,” by Shelly Eversley, University of Washington. Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Conversations in Black Studies. 758 Schermerhorn Extension.

    The Seven Last Words of Christ,
    With the Vermeer Quartet
    Vermeer Quartet

    On Thurs., Apr. 9 at 8:00 P.M., the internationally renowned Vermeer Quartet will make its Miller Theatre debut, celebrating Holy Week with a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ, Op. 51. The quartet will be joined by members of the clergy, each of whom will deliver a brief meditation on one of the Words. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, or by calling 854-7799. Tickets: $20, $15 members, $10 students/seniors. Miller Theatre.

    Mon., April 6

    11:00 A.M. “Models of Human Motion: Tracking, Learning, and Animating People,” by Cristoph Bregler, Computer Science Division, U.C.–Berkeley. Computer Science Colloquium. Interschool Lab, 7th Floor, CEPSR.

    12:30 P.M. “Healing Domestic Violence in the South Asian Community: Treatment Programs for Male Batterers,” by Rahul Sharma, Chicago School of Professional Psychology. South Asian Law Students Association. 105 Jerome Greene.

    3:00 P.M. “Coastal Alaska’s Response to the Ice Age Close-Peatland, Forest, and Human Expansion,” by Dorothy Peteet, adjunct resident scientist, Lamont-Doherty Observatory. CERC Conservation Research Talks. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    3:15 P.M. “Constitutional Reform in Georgia,” by Zurab Zhvania, chairman, Parliament of Georgia, and Mikheil Saakashvili, MP chairman, Committee for Constitutional, Legal Affairs and Rule of Law, Parliament of Georgia. 103 Jerome Greene.

    8:00 P.M. “Barnard’s Disguises,” by John Elderfield, Chief-Curator-at-Large, MoMA, with a response by Jonathan Crary, professor of art history. Dept. of Art History and Maison Française. Buell.

    Tues., April 7

    6:00 P.M. “Dante: The Painter of Shadows,” by Hans Belting, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Karlsruhe, Germany. Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America. Teatro, Casa Italiana.

    Wed., Apr. 8

    6:00 P.M. “Careers in International/Asia Pacific Business: Perspectives of an Experienced Japan Hand,” by William E. Franklin, Franklin International Limited. Eli Lilly Japan Distinguished Business Leaders Lecture. Center on Japanese Economy and Business. 304 Uris.

    6:30 P.M. “Mies van der Rohe,” by Fritz Neumeyer, Technische Universitat, Berlin, and Wolf Tegethoff, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich. School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Wood Auditorium, Avery.

    8:00 P.M. “Paris/Haîti: Color, Creoles and Royal Couples,” by Joan Dayan, University of Arizona. Maison Française. Buell.

    Thurs., Apr. 9

    Noon. “Red Savages and Innocent Maidens: Moving Images of American Indians,” by Claudio Saunt, Mellon Fellow in History, and Karl Kroeber, Mellon Professor in the Humanities. Society of Fellows in the Humanities Brown Bag Lecture Series. Heyman Center for the Humanities, East Campus.

    3:30 P.M. “West African Forecast Climate Forum: A Case Study,” by Michael Coughlan, World Climate Program of the World Meteorological Organization. International Research Institute for Climate Prediction Lecture Series. 203 Geosciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

    4:10 P.M. “Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Application to Brain Imaging,” by Gerard M. Perera, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Dept. of Applied Physics Medical Physics Seminars. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    8:00 P.M. “A Morphological and Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis of Platyrrhines,” by Ines Horovitz, American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Anthropology. 467 Schermerhorn Extension.

    8:00 P.M. “Music Recollected in Tranquillity: Constructs of Memory in Beethoven,” by Kristine Muxfeldt, Yale. Dept. of Germanic Languages. Deutsches Haus.

    Community Impact Auction
    Art, Getaways, Operas, etc. on Apr. 9

      David J. Stern, Law ‘66, vice chairman of the Columbia Trustees and commissioner of the National Basketball Association, is the honorary chairman of the spring benefit auction of Community Impact, Columbia’s student community service organization that provides services to more than 14,000 low-income and homeless children, adults and families annually in the Harlem and Morningside Heights neighborhoods.

      The auction will take place on Thurs., Apr. 9, from 6:30 to 9:00 P.M. in Low Rotunda.

      Among the items to be auctioned: original works of art, classic jewelry, weekend getaways, Columbia memorabilia, nights at the opera, tickets to sporting events, appliances and opportunities for intellectual enrichment.

      Tickets are $35 each and are available through Community Impact at 854-2617 through Thurs., Apr. 9.

    Fri., Apr. 10

    Noon. “Anti-Trust in Japan: Anatomy of a Dysfunctional Policy,” by Michael Beeman, Harvard. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture. 918 International Affairs.

    Noon. “Media and Newspapers in Sweden,” by Fredric Fleisher, Swedish Radio and Television Broadcasting, and Nina Solomin, Svenska Dagbladet. The Swedish Program. Deutsches Haus.

    3:10 P.M. “Spherical Convergence and Thermal Equilibrium – The Penning Fusion Experiment – Ions (PFX-1),” by Daniel C. Barnes, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Plasma Physics Colloquium. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    8:00 P.M. “Camus and/versus Sartre,” by Olivier Todd, author of Camus. Maison Française. Buell.

    Mon., Apr. 13

    3:00 P.M. “Cladistics on Steroids: Evolution of the Nuclear Receptor Superfamily,” by Joe Thorton, professor of biology. CERC Conservation Research Talks. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    8:00 P.M. “Two Versions of Individualism,” by Vincent Descombes, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Maison Française. Buell.

      8:00 P.M. “Imagining the Twentieth Century: Perspectives from Two Fins de Siécle,” by Alan Brinkley, Alan Nevins Professor of History. University Lecture. Low.

    Tues., Apr. 14

    Noon. “Wedded Strangers: Russian-American Marriages,” by Lynn Visson, United Nations. The Harriman Institute. 1219 International Affairs.

    Wed., Apr. 15

    Noon. “Globalization and Cultural Policies in South Korea,” by Keehyeung Lee, University of Illinois. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture. 918 International Affairs.

    4:30 P.M. “Scalar Turbulence,” by Boris Shraiman, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies. Applied Mathematics Colloquium. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    5:30 P.M. “The New Growth Debate: Has Economics Kept Pace with the Information Age?” Moderated by Robert J. Gordon, Northwestern University. With Stephen G. Cecchetti, Federal Reserve; Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley and Dr. Edward E. Yardeni, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. The Reuters Forum. Main Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor, Journalism.

    Thurs., Apr. 16

    Noon. “Multi-ethnic Japan,” by John Lie, University of Illinois. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture. 918 International Affairs.

    4:10 P.M. “Hospital Radiation Safety,” by David S. Marsden, St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital Center. Medical Physics Seminar. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    6:30 P.M. “Mere Child’s Play? Context and Meaning of the Infancy Miracles in the Neville of Hornby Hours,” by Kathryn Smith. Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art. 612 Schermerhorn.

    Domestic Violence and the South Asian Community
    Conference slated for April 4 at St. John’s

      Religious leaders, social workers, health professionals, scholars and womens’ activists will participate in a daylong conference Sat., Apr. 4, on domestic violence and the South Asian immigrant community jointly sponsored by Columbia and St. John’s Universities.

      The conference, organized by the Dharam Hinduja Indic Research Center at Columbia and several departments at St. John’s and to be held at Bent Hall at St. John’s, is open to the public. The conference fee is $20. The hours are 8:45 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Call 854-5300 to make a reservation.

      "This is an opportunity for individuals and organizations in the metropolitan New York area to focus on how domestic violence affects the South Asian community and to build community coalitions around this important issue," said Sandhya Nankani, the conference coordinator.

      Nankani, coordinator of special projects for the Dharam Hinduja Center at Columbia, said topics for discussion will include the role of religious institutions in preventing domestic violence and aiding victims, the role of men in the South Asian community, the effects of domestic violence on second generation South Asians, domestic violence against the elderly, disabled, and gays and lesbians, and the legal and social challenges faced by battered women.

      Nankani said women in immigrant communities may be particularly vulnerable to an abusive mate. “The set of issues are unique for immigrants. And many women simply do not know where to find help -– or do not know that it is available.”

      The religious traditions within the South Asian community—Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Roman Catholic—are viewed as an important link in helping battered women. Representatives from these religious groups will participate in a session at 10:15 A.M. moderated by Professor Mary McGee of Columbia’s religion department

      The conference, said Nankani, is also an effort to educate health professionals who work in South Asian communities but may be unfamiliar with cultural and social traditions, such as arranged marriages.

    Exhibits

    Jeanne d’Arc Through the Centuries: Seer, Soldier, Sinner, Saint. From the Jeanne d’Arc Griscom Collection of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Noon to 7:45 P.M., Mon., and 9:00 A.M.–4:45 P.M. Tues-Fri. Through Sun., June 13. Kempner Exhibition Room, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler.

    The Poetic Visions of Two Women Artists. An exhibition of the works in watercolors of Ann Cooper, and the quilts of Emiko Toda Loeb. 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M., Mon.–Fri., through Fri., Apr. 10. Interchurch Center.

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


    Special Events Fri., Apr. 3

    3:00 P.M. “Science. Fiction. Film?” A discussion with filmmakers and scientists to further inspire student filmmakers to write and produce films about science. Moderated by David Helfand, professor of astronomy, and Larry Engel, professor of film. Columbia Film Division Seminar. Sponsored by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 511 Dodge.

    8:00 P.M. Jazz Masters: Pat Martino. A concert featuring the distinctive sound of one of jazz’s most exciting and technically proficient guitarists. $15, $10 members, $7 students, seniors. Miller Theatre.

    Fri.–Sat., Apr. 3–4

    12:30 P.M. “Hidden Voices”: Childhood, the Family, and Antisemitism in Occupation France. An Interdisciplinary Symposium organized by Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, Rutgers. Participants include Phillip Orenstein, artist; Rosemarie Scullion, University of Iowa; Michael Curtis, Rutgers; and Renée Roth-Hano, Rutgers. Sponsored by University Seminars. Information: 854-4482. Seating is limited, Buell.

    Sat., Apr. 4

    8:45 A.M. “Furthering the Dialogue: Domestic Violence and the South Asian Immigrant Community.” A one-day workshop that provides an opportunity for concerned individuals and organizations in the greater NY area to focus on ways in which domestic violence affects the South Asian community. Admission: $15, pre-registration by Fri., Mar. 27; $20 after Mar. 27. Registration: 854-5300. Co-sponsored by Dharam Hinduja Indic Research Center and St. John’s University. 1102 International Affairs.

    Mon., Apr. 6

    5:30 P.M. The Sixth Annual KPMG Peat Marwick/Stanley R. Klion Forum on Business Ethics. Featured Speaker: Richard B. Fisher, director, Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter, Discover & Co. In conversation with David Beim, professor of business. Hosted by the Integrity Board of Columbia Business School. 301 Uris.

    Tues., Apr. 7

    12:30 P.M. Book Reading: The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton, by Jane Smiley, winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. The Friends of Columbia University Libraries. 523 Butler.

    6:00 P.M. Wine Tasting and Dinner. The evening festivities will include a cocktail hour, five-course dinner, discussion on wine pairing and tasting notes from a vineyard representative. Dinner and reception capacity is limited. Reservations are required. Tickets: $47.50 not including tax. Reservations and information: 854-6612. Faculty House.

    8:00 P.M. Music Recital: “The American Imagination,” with Sara Laimon, piano. Works by Aaron Copland, Sheila Silver, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, and Stephen Coxe. Tickets: $15, $10 members, $7 students/seniors. Information: 854-7799. Miller Theatre.

    Wed., Apr. 8

    12:15 P.M. Music Recital, by Darcy Dunn, mezzo soprano, and Julia Mendelsohn, piano. Songs and arias from the Italian, French and English repertory. I.I. Rabi Concert Series. Faculty House.

    5:00 P.M. Book Discussion: Generations: A Century of Women Speak about their Lives. Co-authors Myriam Miedzian and Alisa Malinovich read from and discuss their collection of oral histories by American women. Co-sponsored by the Barnard History Department and Barnard Center for Research on Women. Altschul Hall Atrium.

    7:30 P.M. “Reflections.” A play by Kriss Wellner that explores the ever-prevalent issue of body image, eating concerns and eating disorders among young men and women. Sponsored by Health Services, Dept. of Physical Education and Intercollegiate Athletics, Inter-Greek Council and Macy’s Health Education Grant. Information: 854-5453. Miller Theatre.

    Thurs., Apr. 9

    9:30 P.M. Coffeehouse. Sponsored by Gospel Choir as a part of Jesus Week. Red Room, St. Paul’s.

    Fri., Apr. 10

    Noon. “Nordic Bliss: The Scandinavian Experience with ‘Gay Marriage’,” by Derren Spedale, Fulbright Scholar. The Swedish Program. Deutsches Haus.

    Sun., Apr. 12

    11:00 A.M. First Annual Easter Brunch. Features crepes filled to order, roast filet of salmon, eggs benedict, and brioche french toast, among other dishes. Hosted by the Faculty House and Restaurant Associates. Tickets: $19.95. Reservations: 854-7199. Reservations are required by Wed., Apr. 8. Faculty House.

    Tues., Apr. 14

    1:00 P.M. Forum on Adoption Issues. Features Nicholas Scoppetta, commissioner, New York City Administration for Children’s Services; Susan Freivalds, advisor, US Department of State on Intercountry Adoption and Madelyn Freundlich, executive director, the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. Topics include foster care and adoption, international adoption, transracial adoption and search and reunion. Hosted by the Evans B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. Co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Journalism and the Prudential Fellowship for Children and the News. Main Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor, Journalism.

    7:00 P.M. Poetry Reading by Maria Laina. One of the best Greek poets of the 70’s generation will read from her body of work. The Hellenic Studies Program, Dept. of Classics. Deutsches Haus.

    8:00 P.M. “An American Legacy: Music of Ives, Barber, Bernstein and Danielpour.” With the Perspectives Ensemble and special guest, Amy Burton, soprano. Preconcert lecture by Richard Danielpour at 7:15 P.M. Co-presented by Miller Theatre and the Chapel Music Program. Tickets: $10, $5 members, students, seniors. St. Paul’s Chapel.

    Wed., Apr. 15

    Noon. Music Recital. With Dmitry Rachmanov, piano. Works by Russian composers, including Tchaikovsky, Arensky, Scriabin and others. I.I. Rabi Concert Series. Faculty House.

    6:00 P.M. Film Screening: Irma Vep. Directed by Olivier Assayas. In French with English subtitles. Lecture to follow titled, “Que peut le jeune cinéma français?” by Antoine de Baecque, editor-in-chief, Cahiers du Cinéma. 313 Fayerweather.

    Thurs., Apr. 16

    5:00 P.M. Annual University Commemoration Service. Father Daniel Morrissey, assistant clinical professor, School of Public Health, will deliver the address; President George Rupp will read the roll of names and Chaplain Jewelnel Davis will officiate the service. Music from Mozart’s Requiem will be performed by the Choir of St. Paul’s Chapel under the direction of George Stauffer. Sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of the University Chaplain. St. Paul’s Chapel.

    7:00 P.M. Film Screening: Flame. Directed by Ingrid Sinclair. African Film Festival. Dept. of Pan-African Studies. 306B Barnard.

    8:00 P.M. Play Reading: Ruth and Roger and Silver Star, by Kristina Lugn. A staged reading of two plays by the Swedish playwright. Translated by Verne Moberg. Directed by Robert Greer. Co-sponsored by the Swedish Program and the American-Scandinavian Foundation. Minor Latham Playhouse, Barnard.


    Health Sciences

    Fri., Apr. 3

    Noon. “Molecular Structure of Glutamate Receptors,” by Robert Oswald. Biophysics Seminar. 523 Black Building.

    Noon. “LIF, NGF, and the Cell Body Response to Axotomy,” by Richard Zigmond, Case Western Reserve University. Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar. 1222 Black Building.

    Noon. “Alterations in the Functional Anatomy of Gap Junctional Cellular Coupling in Myocardial Disease,” by Nicholas S. Peters, Imperial College and St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, England. Pharmacology Seminar. Pharmacology Library, 724 Black Building.

    1:00 P.M. “The Health of Harlem: An Update,” by Mary Northridge. Epidemiology Seminar. PH 17-105.

    Mon., Apr. 6

    6:30 P.M. “Meditation and Self-Healing: Modern and Traditional Perspectives,” by Joseph Loizzo, director, and Ina Becker, assistant director, Columbia-Presbyterian Center for Meditation and Healing. The Dharam Hinduja Indic Research Center. 4th Floor Conference Room, Suite 470, 16 E. 60th St., Columbia-Presbyterian East Side.

    Tues., Apr. 7

    Noon. “Endocytic Traffic of Proteins and Lipids,” by Fredrick R. Maxfield, Cornell. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    Wed., Apr. 8

    7:30 A.M. “Outcomes Research: Historical Context—Future Directions,” by Richard Greene, Associate Chief of Staff for Clinical Resource Management, Presbyterian Hospital. CPPN Grand Rounds. Clark Conference Center, 1st Floor, Milstein Hospital.

    4:00 P.M. “The Role of Intracellular Amyloid Beta in the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease,” by Virginia Lee, University of Pennsylvania. ADRC Seminar in Aging and Degeneration of the Nervous System. Pathology Fenoglio Library, PH15 West.

    Tues., Apr. 14

    Noon. “Fc Receptors: Activators and Inhibitors of Inflammation,” by Jeffrey V. Ravetch, Rockefeller University. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    6:00 P.M. “The Development of Medicine in Ancient India,” by Rahul Peter Das, Martin Luther Universitat, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. The Dharam Hinduja Indic Research Center and the Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research in Women’s Health. Parkinson’s Conference Room, 306 Black Building.

    Wed., Apr. 15

    11:30 A.M. “Ties, Size, Sighs, and SSRIS: Research on Childhood Anxiety at Columbia University,” by Daniel Pine, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute.

    1:30 P.M. “Measurement of Soil-borne Lead Bioavailability in Human Adults, and Its Application in Biokinetic Modeling,” by Mark Maddaloni, Ph.D candidate, School of Public Health. Division of Environmental Health Sciences. 60 Haven Ave., Level B-1, Conference Room 122.

    Thurs., Apr. 16

    5:00 P.M. “Insights into Myopathy of Critical Insight,” by Jeevendra Martyn, Harvard. The Sixth Annual Sidney Winchell Memorial Lecture in Anesthesiology. 1-3 Clark Conference Center, Milstein Conference Center.




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