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    Apr. 10 to Apr. 23, 1998


    Thurs., Apr. 9

    3:00 P.M. “A Dream for All Children: Accelerated Schools,” by Henry Levin, Stanford. Julius and Rosa Sachs Lecture. Milbank Chapel.

    Peking Opera Comes to Kent
    Ye Shao Lan

    At 4:00 P.M., on Wed., Apr. 8, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Department of Theatre at Barnard will honor Mei Bao Yue, Mei Bao Jiu and Ye Shao Lan for their distinguished accomplishment in the performing art of Peking Opera. All three performers are of celebrated operatic lineage and have been acclaimed throughout Asia. Mei Bao Jiu and Ye Shao Lan have been honored as “national treasures” by the Chinese government. After the awards reception, the artists will demonstrate their various roles and will answer questions from the audience. Lounge, 4th Floor, Kent.

    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 Siècle,” by Alan Brinkley, Allan Nevins Professor of History. University Lecture. Low Rotunda.

    Tues., Apr. 14

    Noon. “Kabila’s Congo: The Dilemmas of Humanitarian Assistance,” by Jean Francois Vidal, Action Against Hunger. Institute of African Studies Brown Bag Lecture. 1118 International Affairs.

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

    Wed., Apr. 15

    11:00 A.M. “Query Scheduling and Optimization in Parallel and Multimedia Databases,” by Minos Garofalakis, University of Wisconsin. Computer Science Colloquium. Interschool Lab, 7th Floor, CEPSR.

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

    4:00 P.M. “Gaia and Biospheres,” by Lynn Margulis, University of Massachusetts. A discussion of the Gaia hypothesis, that maintains that the Earth’s living organisms regulate the Earth’s atmosphere and temperature. Columbia Earth Institute Distinguished Lecture Series. Davis Auditorium, Shapiro Engineering.

    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 Edward E. Yardeni, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. The Reuters Forum. Main Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor, Journalism.

    Thurs., Apr. 16

    Noon. “Japan’s Quest for a Permanent Security Council Seat,” by Reinhard Drifte, University of Newcastle, England. 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.

    Dialoguing with Abstraction
    White Tumult, by Ned McBee

    From Mon., Apr. 20, to Sat., May 16, the Galleries at the Interchurch Center will host the paintings of the Duane Street Group. The works of Mari-Claire Charba, Edward Downing, Robin Feld, Theresa Greenberg, Jane Haimes, Ned McBee and Gelene Scarborough affirm not only the viability, but also the enduring vitality of an abstract visual vocabulary, as they explore the mood, emotion and poetic dimension of a non-verbal experience. These works may be viewed 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M. in the Corridor and Treasure Room Galleries of Interchurch.

    Fri., Apr. 17

    Noon. “Whose Tool is Television? Commercial vs. Public Broadcasting in Sweden,” by Fredric Fleisher, International Relations, Swedish Radio and Television Broadcasting. Afterward, Nina Solomin, Svenska Dagbladet, will speak on “Swedish Newspapers and the Radical Right.” The Swedish Program. Deutsches Haus.

    3:10 P.M. “Chaotic Flows and Magnetic Dynamics: The Origin of Magnetic Fields in the Universe,” by Edward Ott, University of Maryland. Plasma Physics Colloquium. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    Mon, Apr. 20

    11:00 A.M. “Managing Change in Autonomous Databases,” by Sudarshan S. Chawathe, Stanford. Computer Science Colloquium. Interschool Lab, 7th Floor, CEPSR.

    Noon. “The Khmelnytsky Uprising,” by Frank Sysyn, Alberta, Canada. The Harriman Institute. 1219 International Affairs.

    3:00 P.M. “New Observations of the Brain You’d Rather Not Know About,” by Ralph Holloway, professor of anthropology. CERC Conservation Research Talks. 1015 Schermerhorn Extension.

    6:00 P.M. ‘The Baltic Dimension of European Security,” by Dag Hartelius, Vice President, European Security Program. The Harriman Institute. 1512 International Affairs.

    Tues., Apr. 21

    Noon. “Civil Rights and Liberties in Indonesia,” by Budi Santoso, Director, Jogjakarta Legal Aid Institute, Indonesia, and Sidney Jones, Human Rights Watch Asia. East Asian Institute Brown Bag Lecture. Cosponsored by Human Rights Advocates Training Program. 918 International Affairs.

    Noon. “Coevolution of Early Pristine States in Oaxaca, Mexico,” by Andrew Balkansky, American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Anthropology. 456 Schermerhorn Extension.

    8:00 P.M. “L’Éloge paradoxal, ou lese paradoxes de l’éloquence,” by Patrick Dandrey, Université de Paris–Sorbonne. Maison Française. Buell.

    Wed., Apr. 22

    4:00 P.M. “Rights and Money,” by Cass R. Sunstein, University of Chicago Law School. Sponsored by the Samuel Rubin Program for Liberty and Equality Through the Law. 102 Jerome L. Greene.

    Thurs., Apr. 23

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

    Noon. “Financial Industrial Groups in Russia,” by Michael McFaul, Stanford. Cosponsored by the Harriman Institute and the Arnold Saltzman Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracies. 1219 International Affairs.

    4:10 P.M. “Diffraction Enhanced Imaging Applied to Mammography,” by William C. Thomlinson, Brookhaven National Laboratory. Dept. of Applied Physics, Medical Physics Seminars. 214 S.W. Mudd.

    4:30 P.M. “Asymmetric Catalysis with Planar-Chiral Heterocycles,” by Gregory C. Fu, MIT. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquium. 309 Havemeyer.

    8:00 P.M. “L’avenir du roman,” by René Pons, author. Maison Française. Buell.

    8:00 P.M. “Broken Bodies, Ruptured Narratives: Reflections on Allegory in German Romanticism,” by Catriona MacLeod, Yale. Dept. of Germanic Languages. Deutsches Haus.

    Dean’s Lecture: Ann Douglas

    Professor Ann Douglas will discuss the impact of U.S. Cold War policies on American culture in the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at 6:30 P.M., Mon., Apr. 13 at the University Club.

    In her lecture titled “If You Live, You Burn: American Culture in the Cold War,” Douglas will discuss what she views as a “burst of original and manifestly American artistic movements” during the 1940’s and 1950’s. Most were centered in New York, and several were connected to Columbia: the Beat Generation, confessional poetry, the Actor’s Studio, Abstract Expressionism, film noir, Bop, and black protest fiction. In addition, the period created two new versions of the American “intellectual”—one largely African American, the other mainly immigrant and Jewish, said Douglas.

    “The contest with the Soviet Union was used to justify a series of crucial domestic shifts in information flow and public monitoring of private behavior: the creation of the CIA and the National Security Council, the rapidly expanding category of ‘classified’ knowledge, the covert role the U.S. took in the Third World, the tightening of surveillance about homosexuality,” she said. “In their very different ways, these important artists, writers, filmmakers and actors seemed driven by a need to protest U.S. Cold War policies,” Douglas said.

    The lecture, to be followed by a reception at 7:30 P.M., is open to the Columbia community. The charge is $20. Please call 870-3415, if you wish to attend.

    The University club is located on 5th Ave. at 54th St.


    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.

    Sita in the City: The Ramayana’s Heroine in New York. An exhibition of ideas and images in conjunction with the international Sita Symposium that will explore how Sita is imagined by a diversity of communities in the greater New York area. Thurs., Apr. 16–Mon., May 4. Low.

    Brushed Voices: Calligraphy in Contemporary China. A collection of 64 recent works by more than 20 leading calligraphers from the Peoples’ Republic of China. Wed.–Sat., 1:00 P.M.–5:00 P.M. Wed., Apr. 15–Wed., Jun. 6. Wallach Art Gallery, Schermerhorn.

    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.

    Urbanity in Decay: 1920s Detroit Skyscrapers Face the Wrecker. Photographs by Camilo José Vergara. Noon–6:00 P.M., Tues.–Sat. Through Fri., May 8. Cosponsored by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning and Preservation. 100 Avery.

    Special Events

    Fri., Apr. 10

    11:00 A.M. Forum on the Cultural Impact of Television. A panel discussion that will explore the effects and ubiquitous nature of television. Speakers include Sven Birketts, literary scholar; Robert Thompson, professor of film, and Sasha Torres, Brown. Coordinated by Manuel Mendoza, The Dallas Morning News. Sponsored by the National Arts Journalism Program. R.S.V.P.: 854-1912 or najp@columbia.edu. Main Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor, Journalism.

    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 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. “Cosmic Poetry.” Stuart Samuel, professor of physics, will read and analyze a selection of poetry from The Bible According to Einstein. Information: 853-1015. The Ella Weed Room, Milbank.

    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.

    12:05 P.M. “Music of the Faeric Folk,” with Celtic Odyssey. A concert of traditional Irish music. The Interchurch Center.

    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.

    7:00 P.M. “Predictions for the Next 100 Billion years.” Stuart Samuel, professor of physics, will read from the Book of Prophets of The Bible According to Einstein. Information: 854-4131. John Jay Lounge.

    Thurs., Apr. 16

    Noon. Music Recital, with Columbia and Barnard organists, Lillian Ho, Joel Daniels, William Atkinson, Paul Smith, Gavan Kwan and Esther Shin. Works by Bach, Brahms, Peeters and Franck. Chapel Music Program. St. Paul’s Chapel.

    5:00 P.M. Annual University Commemoration Service. Rev. 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. 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. Sponsored by the Swedish Program in cooperation with the Barnard Dept. of Theater and the American-Scandinavian Foundation. Minor Latham Playhouse, Barnard.

    Sat., Apr. 18

    9:00 A.M. “Vision and Action in the New Millennium.” A symposium honoring the spirit and legacy of Paul Robeson. Speakers include Michael E. Dyson, visiting professor of African-American studies; Rev. Calvin Butts III, Abyssinian Baptist Church; Jessie Washington, managing editor, Vibe; Constance Baker Motley, Chief Judge, Southern District of New York and Andre Harrell, former CEO, Motown Records. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. Jerome Greene.

    Mon.–Tues., Apr. 20–21

    6:30 P.M. Puppets in Performance: Avant-garde and Popular Perspectives. Speakers include Theodora Skipitares, theater artist; Anna Starakopoulou, lecturer, Classics Dept. and Harold Segel, professor emeritus of Slavic and comparative literature. Segel’s lecture on Tues., Apr. 21, will be followed by a film screening of the rare animation classic, The Adventures of Achmed, by Lotte Reiniger. Cosponsored by the Hammerstein Center for Theatre Arts, the Film Division, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Hellenic Association and Hellas, the Greek-American Undergraduate Students’ Association. Deutsches Haus.

    Tues., Apr. 21

    2:00 P.M. The Institute of African Studies’ Diplomatic Forum. Ambassadors from across Africa react to President Clinton’s recent trip to the continent. Information: 854-4633 or mbr1@columbia.edu. 1512 International Affairs.

    Thurs., Apr. 23

    8:00 P.M. Musicians Accord: Triptychs. Works by Stravinsky, Erwin Schulhoff, Paul Hofreiter, Laura Kaminsky and Amy Rubin. Tickets: $15, $10 members, $7 students, seniors. Miller Theatre.

    Health Sciences

    Fri., Apr. 10

    Noon. “The Interaction of Interleukin-5 with a Therapeutic Monoclanal Antibody,” by Preston Hensley, Smith/Kline Beechem Pharmaceuticals. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. 523 Black Building.

    Noon. “The Ureteric Bud,” by Jonathan Barasch. Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar. 1222 Black Building.

    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

    9:30 A.M. “HIV/AIDS: Does the Law Follow Science?” by Richard Andrais, associate justice, New York State Appellate First Division Department. HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

    4:00 P.M. “Detecting a Significant Rise in Prostate Specific Antigen(PSA) in a Randomized Clinical Trial,” by Andrew Leon, Cornell University Medical College. Division of Biostatistics Seminar. PH 19-401.

    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.

    Mon., Apr. 20

    Noon. “Clinical Presentation and Management of Methylmercury Intoxication,” by David W. Nierenberg, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Division of Environmental Health Sciences Seminar. Pharmacology Library, Black Building.

    Tues., Apr. 21

    Noon. “Conformational Switches of Annexin: The Reversible Conversion of a Soluble Protein into a Peripheral or Transmembrane Protein,” by Ralf Langen, University of California. 523 Black Building.

    Noon. “The Thyroid Iodide Transporter: The Emerging Molecular Picture,” by Nancy Carrasco, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Conference Room, P&S 11-505.

    Wed., Apr. 22

    Noon. “Taking a Tumble for RNA Structure in Solution,” by Paul Hagerman, University of Colorado. Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. 523 Black Building.

    Thurs., Apr. 23

    9:30 A.M. “Treatment of Acute and Early HIV-1 Infection,” by Martin Markovitz, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center. HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

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