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    NOV. 20-DEC.10, 1998

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    CANDLELIGHT CONCERT The annual Columbia Candlelight Concert will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Dec. 18 and 19 in St. Paul's Chapel. This year's program will feature works by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Bruckner and Janacek, performed by the Barnard-Columbia Chorus and the St. Paul's Chapel Orchestra. Admission is $5 for students and seniors, $10 for others. Tickets are available at the Miller Theater box office or at the door. Seating is general admission, and early arrival is advised. For information call (212) 854-1540.


    FRI., NOV. 20

    5:00 P.M. "Art for the Soul: Small Scale in Late Medieval Devotional Objects," by Reindert Falkenburg. Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art. 930 Schermerhorn.

    SAT., NOV. 21

    1:30 P.M. "Tibetan Medicine and Its Historical Links to Ayurveda and Other Traditions," with Robert Thurman, prof. of religion; Joseph Loizzo, assistant prof. of clinical psychiatry and Ayurvedic practitioner Scott Gerson. Part of three-day conference beginning Fri., Nov. 20. Information and registration: 219-2527. NY Open Center, 83 Spring St.

    2:00 P.M. "Les Vases Communicants: Orality and Writing in French and Francophone Literature." Afternoon-long conference. With Sambra Diop, Harvard; Cherif Keita, Carleton College; Michael Ferrier, Chuo Univ., Tokyo and others. Co-sponsored by Institute of African Studies, Center for French and Francophone Studies, Pan-African Studies Program and dept. of French, Barnard. East Gallery, Buell.

    MON., NOV. 23

    11:00 A.M. "Bayesian Analysis of Evolutionary Trees Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo," by Bret Larget, Duquesne Univ. Co-sponsored by the Genome Center and Computer Science Colloquium Series. Interschool Lab, 7th Floor, Schapiro Engineering.

    4:00 P.M. "Sterile Bodies, Modern Subjects: Consequences of Family Planning in India," by Anne Waters, visiting assistant prof., Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. Southern Asian Institute Speaker Series. 407 IAB.

    5:30 P.M. "Yiddish and the Contemporary Woman Writer," by Irena Klepfisz, poet and adjunct associate prof. of women's studies. The Rennert Women in Judaism Forum. Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor, Barnard.

    7:00 P.M. "L'Avenir de L'Etat Providence en Europe," by Pierre Rosanvallon, NYU. Maison Française. East Gallery, Buell.

    TUES., NOV. 24

    12:15 P.M. "Finding Out about Charity and the Urban Safety Net," by Julian Wolpert, Princeton. Co-sponsored by the Center for Urban Research and Policy and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences. 801 IAB.

    12:15 P.M. "Race, Law and Activism: The Legacy of Paul Robeson," by Lloyd L. Brown, author of The Young Paul Robeson. Co-sponsored by The National Black Law Journal and the Civil Rights Law Society. Lounge, Greene.

    12:15 P.M. "The Russian Voter," by Timothy Colton, Harvard. 'Contemporary Russian Politics and Economics' Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Harriman Institute and the Arnold Saltzman Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracies. 1219 IAB.

    3:00 P.M. "Chromosome Phylogeny of the Macaques," by Tony Tosi, dept. of anthropology. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation. 1015 IAB.

    WED., NOV. 25

    1:00 P.M. "Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reshape the U.S. Big City," by Mike Davis, formerly of Southern CA Institute of Architecture. Dept. of anthropology. 612 Schermerhorn.

    TUES., DEC. 1

    Noon. "State, Politics, Society and Religion in Three Soviet Successor States," by Procop Buriana, Verriamin Novik and Victor Yelensky, Religion and Human Rights Fellows, Center for the Study of Human Rights. Co-sponsored by The Center for the Study of Human Rights, the Harriman Institute and the Institute on East-Central Europe. 1219 IAB.

    12:15 P.M. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken? The Erosion and Transformation of African-American Civic Life," by Frederick C. Harris, Russell Sage Foundation. Co-sponsored by Center for Urban Research and Policy and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences. 801 IAB.

    3:30 P.M. "The Role of Eolian Transport in Global Nutrient Budgets," by Mike Garstang, Univ. of Virginia. 'The Global System at Work' Lecture Series. International Research Institute for Climate Prediction. Geochemistry Seminar Room, L-DEO.

    7:00 P.M. "Gender as Insult." A panel discussion about gender, style and reputation in the literary world. With Maureen Howard, prof. of writing, Graduate School of the Arts. Tishman Auditorium, The New School (66W. 12th St.).

    8:00 P.M. "Volkswagen in the Third Reich," by Hans Mommsen, Univ. of Bochum. Dept. of Germanic languages. Deutsches Haus.

    WED., DEC. 2 11:00 A.M. "Research Directions in Distributed Object Middleware and Electronic Marketplaces," by Christopher Codella and Jakka Sairamesh, IBM Research. Computer Science Colloquium Series. Interschool Lab, 7th Floor, Schapiro Engineering.

    1:00 P.M. "L'Approche Paysagiere," by Bernard Lassus, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. Co-sponsored by Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Maison Française. 114 Avery.

    4:30 P.M. "The Level Set Method for Crystal Growth, Multiphase Flow, Shape Reconstruction and Whatever Else You Need" by Stanley Osher, UCLA. The Applied Mathematics Colloquium is sponsored by the department of applied physics and applied mathematics. Room 414 Schapiro Center.

    THURS., DEC. 3

    Noon. "Update from the Field: A Report on Southeast Asia's Financial Crisis," by Kevin Quigley, Asia Society. East Asian Institute. 918 IAB.

    4:10 P.M. "The Best Form of Skeptical Argument," by James Pryor, Harvard. Dept. of philosophy. 716 Philosophy.

    4:30 P.M. "Super Acids and Super Anions," by Chris Reed, Univ. of Southern California. Dept. of chemistry. 209 Havemeyer.

    8:00 P.M. "Italian-American Immigration to the United States: A Transferral of Old World Pessimism and Village Thinking in the American Mainstream," by Gay Talese, migrationist. Barnard Forum on Migration. James Room, 4th Floor, Barnard.

    "Murderous Boundaries, Nation and Memory: Elfriede Jelinek's 'Stecken, Stab und Stang!'" by Barbara Kosta, Univ. of Arizona-Tucscon. Dept. of Germanic languages. Deutsches Haus.

    SAT., DEC. 5

    4:00 P.M. "Acculturations Echouées et Créolisations Abouties: Comparison des Colonisations Linguistiques dans la Caraibe," by Lambert Felix Prudent, JMU. Co-sponsored by Center for French and Francophone Studies, dept. of Spanish and Portuguese and Maison Française. East Gallery, Buell.

    MON., DEC. 7

    Noon. "Update on U.S.-China Relations," by Jeffrey Bader, National Security Council. East Asian Institute. 918 IAB.

    7:00 P.M. "Changeover to the Single European Currency: The Global Implications of the Euro," by Jean-René Bernard, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Co-sponsored by the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for International Business and Maison Française. 301 Uris.

    TUES., DEC. 8

    Noon. "Cultures of Mobility: Basotho, Boer, Briton along the Lesotho Free State Border," by David Coplan, Univ. of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Institute of African Studies. 1118 IAB.

    Noon. "The Mosuo House: A Reinterpretation of Matrilineality in Southwest China," by Elizabeth Hsu, Cambridge. East Asian Institute. 918 IAB.

    WED., DEC. 9

    11:00 A.M. "80 and Tea: Ho May I Hell Pooh?: Boosting Algorithims for Multiclass, Multi-Label Text and Speech Categorization," by Yoram Singer, AT&T Research. Computer Science Colloquium Series. Interschool Lab, 7th Floor, Schapiro Engineering.

    12:15 P.M. "Changing History, Changing Histories: Not Either an Experimental Doll: The Separate Worlds of Three South African Women (1987) and a Decade Later," by Shula Marks, London Univ. Institute of African Studies. 1118 IAB.

    THURS., DEC. 10

    4:30 P.M. "Recent Advances in the Synthesis of Architecturally Complex Natural Products," by Amos Smith, Univ. of Pennsylvania. Dept. of Chemistry Colloquium. 209 Havemeyer.

    7:00 P.M. "The New Literature of Immigration in Italy," by Alessandro Di Maio, migrationist. Barnard Forum on Migration. Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor, Barnard.

    FRI., DEC. 11

    12:00 PM "Violence, Sex, and Drugs in the Insect World" by Jerrold Meinwald, Goldwin Smith Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University. The Grandpierre Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the Chandler Society for Undergraduate Chemistry and the Rabi Scholar Program. 309 Havemeyer Hall.


    "Days of Discipline and Grace: Treasures from the Imperial Buddhist Convents of Kyoto." In conjunction with the 700th anniversary memorial service for Zen Abbess Mugai Nyodai. Featuring calligraphy, ritual objects, never-before-exhibited portraits of abbesses and furnishings of their daily lives (books, games, utensils, etc.). Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies. Through Fri., Dec. 4. C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Kent.

    "Images of Dharma: Buddhist Art from Columbia University Collections." Never-before- exhibited Buddhist sculpture from various Asian countries. Through Sun., Jan. 31. Low Rotunda.

    "A Book of One's Own." The exhibit chronicles the culture of book ownership as seen through the addition of bindings, bookplates, annotations and extra illustrations. Through March 12. Kempner Exhibition Room, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.


    TUES., NOV. 24

    Noon. "Insights into the Complex Functions of Gap Junctional Intercellular Communication Gained from Targeted Disruption of the Connexin Gene Family," by Daniel A. Goodenough, Harvard. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. 11-505, Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S.

    TUES., DEC. 1

    Noon. "Intracellular Transport and Localization of RNA," by Robert H. Singer, Albert Einstein College if Medicine. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, P&S.

    4:00 P.M. "Genetic Regulation of Axis Formation in the Mouse," by Richard Behringer, Univ. of Texas. Genetics and Development Seminar. 312 HHSC.

    WED., DEC. 2

    4:00 P.M. "Can Diet Influence the Development and Progression of Cancer," by Lawrence Kushi, Univ. of Minnesota. The Rosenthal Center. Neurological Institute, Ft. Washington Ave.& W. 168th St.

    THURS., DEC. 3 Noon. "Antibody Genes and B-Cell Development," by Michel Nussenzweig, Rockefellar Univ. Immunology Program Seminar. 312 HHSC.

    4:00 P.M. "Using and Discovering Small Molecule Ligands in Chemical Genetic Research," by Stuart Schreiber, Harvard. Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. 301 HHSC.

    WED., DEC. 9

    11:30 A.M. "Psychotherapy: Clinical Trials of Adolescent Depression," by David Brent, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Child Psychiatry Grand Rounds. 8th Floor Auditorium, NYSPI.

    THURS. DEC. 10

    4:00 P.M. "Intersecting Transcriptional and Signaling Pathways in Drosophilia Mesoderm Patterning," by Manfred Frasch, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics Seminar. 301 HHSC.


    FRI., NOV. 20

    9:00 P.M. Live Acoustic Music. Performers include Tanya Savory, Sam Shaber and Kate McDonnell. Free admission. Postcrypt Coffeehouse. Basement, St. Paul's Chapel.

    SAT., NOV. 21

    10:00 A.M. 700th Anniversary Memorial Service in Honor of Abbess Mugai Nyodai. Service includes reading of sutras, offering of incense and tea, and musical performances. Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies. St. Paul's Chapel.

    9:00 P.M. Live Acoustic Music. Performers include Eric Keeling, Havilah and Paul Clements. Free admission. Postcrypt Coffeehouse. Basement, St. Paul's.

    SAT.-MON., NOV. 21-23

    2:00 P.M. (Sat.), 9:00 A.M. (Sun.-Mon.). "The Culture of Converts in Japanese History." A three-day conference with speakers from Europe, Japan, Canada and the U.S. In English and Japanese. Institute for Medieval Japanese Studies. Registration: 854-7403. Kellogg Conference Center, 15th Floor, IAB.

    SUN., NOV. 22

    6:00 P.M. Cello Recital, with Sally Takada. With pianist Cullen Bryant. Works by Brahms, Bach, Barber and Piatigorsky. Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor, Barnard. 7:00 P.M. Literature Reading. Writers in M.F.A. programs at Columbia, City College, The New School and NYU will read their new works. $5 drink minimum. Cornelia St. Café (btwn. W. 4th and Bleecker).

    MON., NOV. 23

    7:00 P.M. Film Screening: The Rehearsal. Dir. by Jules Dassin. An introduction by Edward Malefakis, prof. of history will precede the screening. Lecture will follow, with Adi Pollis, New Schhol for Social Research and Peter Pappas, Foundation for Hellenic Culture. Co-sponsored by Hellenic Student Association and Dept. of classics. 304 Barnard.

    6:30 and 8:30 P.M. Film Screening: Nénette et Boni. Dir. by Claire Denis. Tickets: $8, $5 students/seniors. Miller Theatre.

    TUES., DEC. 1 6:30 P.M. Film Screening: Ma Vie en Rose. Dir. by Alain Berliner. Dinner: $10, $5 students. Film: free. Reservations: 854-4482 or maison@columbia.edu. Maison Française. Buell.

    7:00 P.M. Film Screening: A Question of Color. Discussion with the filmmaker Kathe Sandler. Barnard Center for Research on Women, 'Fabulous Film Women' Series. Julian S. Held Lecture Room, Barnard.

    WED., DEC. 2

    12:15 P.M. Piano Recital, with Marc Peloquin. Works by Jack Beeson, Frederic Rzewski and Elliott Carter. I.I. Rabi Concerts. Faculty House.

    7:30 P.M. Film Screening: Das Versprechen (The Promise). Dir. by Margarethe von Trotta. In German with subtitles. Free admission. Dept. of Germanic languages. Deuthsches Haus.

    THURS., DEC. 3

    6:00 P.M. Holiday Auction. Items up for bid include vacation getaways, tennis sessions with celebrities, VIP dinners, autographed books and works of art. To benefit the School of Social Work's Louard Scholarship. Lighthouse International (111 E. 59th St.).

    FRI., DEC. 4

    2:00-6:30 P.M. Celebrating the centennial of the birth of Federico Garcia Lorca. Activities include an unveiling of a plaque honoring Lorca's Columbia connection, a roundtable discussion, an opening art exhibit and a cocktail party. Admission is free. For information, call the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at 854-4187. Casa Hispanica, 612 W. 116th St.

    9:00 P.M. Poetry Night. With CU and NYC poets. Bring poetry to share. Postcryt Coffeehouse. St. Paul's Chapel.

    SAT., DEC. 5

    9:00 P.M. Live Acoustic Music. Performers include Kevin So, Nate Barofsky and Ron Renninger. Free admission. Postcrypt Coffeehouse. St. Paul's Chapel.

    MON., DEC. 7

    7:00 P.M. Conversation with Heléne Alexopoulos, principal dancer, NYC Ballet. Co-sponsored by Hellenic Studies Program, dept. of classics and Barnard dept. of dance. 304 Barnard.

    TUES., DEC. 8

    6:30 P.M. Film Screening: La Double Vie de Véronique. Dir. by Krzysztof Kieslowski. Dinner: $10, $5 students. Film: free. Reservations: 854-4482 or maison@columbia.edu. Maison Française. Buell.

    12:15 P.M. Music Recital, with the Cadenza Trio. Works by Bruch, Fernandez and Debussy. I.I. Rabi Concerts. Faculty House.

    THURS., DEC. 10

    8:30 P.M. Charity A Cappella Concert to raise money for the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse. Hosted by television personality Eric Nies from MTV's The Real World and The Grind. The groups performing will include The Kingsmen, The Clefhangers, Uptown Vocal, Pizmon and special guests from Columbia medical school, The Ultrasounds. Nies will sign autographs at the conclusion of the concert and answer questions about The Real World. Tickets are $5 with Columbia ID and $7 without. St. Paul's Chapel.


    All games listed are at home in Levien Gymnasium.

    FRI., NOV. 20

    1:00 P.M. Men's Swimming and Diving vs. Harvard, Army.

    7:00 P.M. Men's Swimming and Diving vs. Univ. of Massachusettes.

    SAT., NOV. 21

    11:00 A.M. Varsity Wrestling: Columbia Duals.

    7:30 P.M. Men's Basketball vs. Quinnipiac.

    TUES., NOV. 24

    7:00 P.M. Women's Basketball vs. Northeastern.

    SAT., DEC. 5

    10:00 A.M. Men and Women's Fencing vs. Harvard.

    Noon. Men's Swimming vs. Cornell.

    2:00 P.M. Women's Basketball (CU Classic).

    3:30 P.M. Women's Swimming vs. Cornell.

    7:30 P.M. Men's Basketball vs. Army.

    SUN., DEC. 6

    2:00 P.M. Women's Basketball (CU Classic).

    MON., DEC. 7

    7:30 P.M. Men's Basketball vs. Stony Brook.

    THURS., DEC. 10

    7:00 P.M. Women's Basketball vs. Hofstra.