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    Sept. 12 to Sept. 25, 1997


    Fri., Sept. 12

    2:10 P.M. "Alfred Nobel's Will--Initial Difficulties and Risk of Early Collapse of His Prize Project," by Gosta Ekspong, University of Stockholm. I.I. Rabi Lecture, sponsored by dept. of physics. 428 Pupin.

    Tues., Sept. 16

    3:00 P.M. "Conservation Units, Management Units and Genetic Endemism in Southeast Asian Primates and Other Large Mammals," by Don Melnick, professor of anthropology. CERC Conservation Research Talks. 1015 Schermerhorn.

    Wed., Sept. 17

    Noon. "Center and Periphery in Russia: Who's Winning and Why?" by Steven Solnick, assist. professor of political science. Harriman Institute Director's Seminar. Harriman Institute and Institute for East Central Europe. 1219 IAB.

    Noon. "Emerging Independent Media in China," by Scott Savitt, editor, Beijing Scene. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series, co-sponsored by international media and communications concentration. 918 IAB.

    Thurs., Sept. 18

    12:30 P.M. "Climate and Water: the Middle East," by Heidi Cullen, doctoral candidate in earth and environmental sciences. Middle East Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 1118 IAB.

    4:00 P.M. Book Discussion, by Susan Vaughan, author, The Talking Cure: The Science Behind Psychotherapy. Barnard Center for Research on Women, co-sponsored by Barnard Student Health Services. 101 Barnard Hall.

    Fri., Sept. 19

    3:30 P.M. "Levy Walks on Pore Surfaces: NMR Experiments and Computer Simulations," by Rainer Kimmich, Univ. of Ulm, Germany. Polymer and Interface Science Seminar, sponsored by dept. of chemistry, chemical engineering and applied chemistry. 209 Havemeyer.

    Tues., Sept. 23

    3:00 P.M. "In the Dust of Kilimanjaro - A Personal Account of Wildlife Conservation," by David Western, director, Kenya Wildlife Service. CERC Conservation Research Talks. 1012 Schermerhorn.

    Wed., Sept. 24

    12:15 P.M. "New Thinking in the Arab World," by Muhammad Muslih, CW Post College. Middle East Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 1118 IAB.

    Fri., Sept. 26

    1:30 P.M. Symposium in Memory of C.S. Wu, world-renowned Columbia physicist who died in February, 1997. Speakers include University professor T.D. Lee; Evelyn Hu, U.C.-Santa Barbara; Noemie Koller, Rutgers Univ.; David Hitlin, California Institute of Technology. Dept. of physics. 301 Pupin.

    Natural Form

    Sorcerer, by Marianne Weil

    During the month of September, Interchurch's Corridor Gallery presents Recent Bronzes, a collection of sculpture by artist Marianne Weil. 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Mon.-Fri. Through Oct. 10. Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Dr.


    Masks from the Brander Matthews Dramatic Museum. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. West Gallery, Butler.

    Pare Lorentz, Documentary Filmmaker: The Plow that Broke the Plains and The River. Original still and related location photographs from Lorentz's first two films, the first documentaries produced by the U.S. government. Includes work by Ralph Steiner, Paul Strand, Leo Hurwitz, Stacy Woodward, Floyd Crosby, Willard Van Dyke, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein. Mon.: noon-7:45 P.M.; Tues.-Fri.: 9:00 A.M.-4:45 P.M. Through Oct. 17. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Kempner Exhibition Room, 6th Floor Butler Library.

    Special Events

    Fri., Sept. 12

    1:15 P.M. Organizational Senate Meeting. Tickets available at Senate Office, 406 Low, morning of meeting date (C.U.I.D. required). Information: 854-2023. 501 Schermerhorn.

    Sun., Sept. 14

    5:00 P.M. Catholic Mass. Service by J. Christopher Maloney, Catholic campus minister. Catholic Campus Ministry, Earl Hall Center. St. Paul's Chapel.

    Mon., Sept. 15

    2:30 P.M. Jeannette E. Fleischner Memorial Service. In memory of TC professor of education. Condolences may be sent to family's residence: 501 W. 120th St., Apt. 2E; New York, NY 10027. In lieu of a memorial fund, family requests that gifts be made in Fleischner's name to Teachers Colleges' Dr. Frances Connor Scholarship Fund. For information call Marilyn Napoli: 678-3722. Horace Mann Auditorium, Teachers College.

    Thurs., Sept. 18

    5:00 P.M. Sir Philip Sidney: An Unveiling. Reception celebrating arrival at Columbia of oil portrait of Sidney, Renaissance poet (bequest of the late Elizabeth Cain). Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

    Thurs., Sept. 25

    5:30 P.M. Fiction Reading, by Cynthia Ozick, novelist. Selections from her new book, The Puttermesser Papers. Barnard Center for Research on Women and The Ingeberg, Tamara and Jonina Rennert Women in Judaism Forum. Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard.

    Health Sciences

    Fri., Sept. 12

    11:00 A.M. "Treating Bipolar Disorder: An Update," by Alan Gelenberg, Univ. of Arizona. Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI).

    Wed., Sept. 17

    11:30 A.M. "Use of Pharmacotherapy in the Treatment of Substance Abuse," by Herbert Kleber, professor of psychiatry. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

    Thurs., Sept. 18

    9:30 A.M. "Midlife Development in Gay Men: Age and AIDS Revisited," by Robert Kertzner, assistant clinical professor, dept. of psychiatry. HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

    4:00 P.M. "The Use of Conditional Power in the Design and Interim Analysis of Clinical Trials," by Gordon Lan, Pfizer Inc. Division of Biostatistics. 401 PH 19.

    4:00 P.M. "Moving Between Structure and Function: An NMR View of Protein Dynamics," by Arthur Palmer, assistant professor, dept. of biochemistry and molecular biophysics. 301 HHSC.

    Fri., Sept. 19

    11:00 A.M. "Societal Cost Offset and Patient Outcome Preferences: Following in Emily Mumford's Footsteps," by Kenneth Wells, U.C.L.A. Dept. of Psychiatry Seventh Annual Emily Mumford Lecture. Alumni Auditorium.

    Noon. "Assessing Sequence Comparison: the SCOP Database Shows How to Improve Pairwise Sequence Database Searching Ten-Fold," by Steven Brenner, Stanford. Dept. of biochemistry and molecular biophysics. 523 Black.

    Thurs., Sept. 25

    9:30 A.M. "Creative Solutions for Women at HIV Risk Due to Partners' Behavior: Recent Studies," by Ann O'Leary, Rutgers Univ. HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.


    All events take place at Baker Field.

    Tues., Sept. 16

    7:00 P.M. Women's Soccer vs. Fordham.

    Wed., Sept. 17

    7:00 P.M. Men's Soccer vs. St. Francis.

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