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    APRIL 23-MAY 6, 1999

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    CELEBRATING RIVERSIDE PARK An exhibit of paintings of Riverside Park by James Rauchman is one part of the Interchurch Center's two-part celebration of Manhattan's beloved West Side park along the Hudson River. For the second part, William Alex, director of the Frederick Law Olmstead Association, has organized "From Olmstead to Moses to the Millennium: The History, Development and Restoration of Riverside Park, 1875-Present," a collection of photographs, maps, aerial views and newspaper memorabilia. The Rauchman exhibit is in Interchurch's Treasure Room Gallery, and the Olmstead exhibit is in the Corridor Gallery. Admission is free. Through May 14. The Interchurch Center is located on Claremont Avenue next to the Barnard campus. (Above is James Rauchman's oil on canvas entitled "Fall", 1998.)

    WED., APR. 21

    4:00 P.M. "Exploring the Greek Imagination: From Ethnography to Biology and Back," by Michael Herzfeld, Harvard. Sponsored by the dept. of anthropology. 963 Schermerhorn Extension.

    6:30 P.M. "Spolia and History in Medieval Rome," by Dale Kinney, Bryn Mawr. Branner Forum for Medieval Art. 930 Schermerhorn.

    6:30 P.M. "Why Was Matthew Shepard Different From All the Rest?: Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender Bias Crimes," by Christine Quinn, The NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project. Sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women. Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor, Barnard.

    FRI., APR. 23

    10:00 A.M. "Race-ing Justice: The Prison Industrial Complex and Black America." Day-long conference. Speakers include Manning Marable, prof. of history; Charles Ogletree, George Kendall and others. Registration: 854-7080 or kclark@law.columbia.edu. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Law. 102 & 104 Greene.

    3:10 P.M. "Initial Results from NSTX," by David Gates, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Dept. of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Plasma Physics Colloquia. 214 Mudd.

    3:30 P.M. "Molecular Architectures of Amphiphilic Monolayers at Air-Water Interface Studies by Grazing Incidence X-ray Diffraction and X-ray Neutron Reflectometry," by Jarek Majewski, Los Alamos National Lab. Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Colloquia. 805 Mudd.

    5:30 P.M. "Isasawa Theory," by John H. Coates, Univ. of Cambridge. Joseph Fels Ritt Lecture, sponsored by the dept. of mathematics. 312 Mathematics.

    MON., APR. 26

    9:00 A.M. "Labor and Community Building." Day-long conference. With keynote speaker Dennis Rivera, president, Local 1199; and others. Fifth Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum, sponsored by the Center for Urban Research and Policy. Free admission for all panel sessions; $15 for keynote address and lunch. Kellogg Center, 15th Floor IAB.

    Noon. "Structure, Function and Regulation of MAP Kinase Pathways," by Melanie Cobb. Sponsored by the dept. of biological sciences. 700 Fairchild.

    Noon. "Uncreative Destruction: Japanese Macro-Economic Policy and Performance," by Adam Posen, Institute for International Economics. Co-sponsored by the East Asian Institute and the Center for Japanese Economy and Business. 918 IAB.

    12:15 P.M. "The Politics of Partial Reform in Post-Communist States," by Joel Hellman, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Harriman Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 1219 IAB.

    2:00 P.M. "Kazakhstan: Seven Years of Independence," by K. Tokaev, Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan. Sponsored by the Harriman Institute. Lindsay Rogers Room, 7th Floor, IAB.

    3:00 P.M. "Globally Well-posed Shallow Water Equations," by David Levermore, Univ. of Arizona. Applied Mathematics Colloquia. 214 Mudd.

    4:00 P.M. "No War, No peace in the Caucus: The Geopolitical Game Continues!" by Elkhan Nuriyev, Center for International Studies, Baku. Sponsored by the Harriman Institute. 1219 IAB.

    8:00 P.M. "Women's Issues in Asian and Asian-American Culture." Informal discussion. Sponsored by Asian Pacific American Awareness Month. Wien Lounge.

    TUES., APR. 27

    12:15 P.M. "Crime and Punishment: People's Court and Revolutionary Justice in Hungary After WWII," by Laszlo Karsai, Univ. of Szeged, Hungary. Harriman Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 1219 IAB.

    12:15 P.M. "Urban Issues Workshop: What's New About Transnationalism? New York Immigrants Today and at the Turn of the Century," by Nancy Foner, SUNY-Purchase. Co-sponsored by the Center for Urban Research and Policy and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences. 801 IAB.

    4:00 P.M. "Moscow, the End of the Epoch," by Valery and Natasha Cherkashin, Contemporary Moscow Artists. Sponsored by the Harriman Institute. 612 Schermerhorn.

    WED., APR. 28

    12:10 P.M. "Russia, Germany and Europe," by Angela Stent, Georgetown. Harriman Institute Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series. 1219 IAB.

    8:00 P.M. "Close Encounters of the Imperial Kind: Towards a New History of Inter-American Relations," by Gil Joseph, Yale. Sponsored by dept. of Germanic languages. Deutsches Haus.

    THURS., APR. 29

    12:15 P.M. "The Significance of Cossack Revival for Contemporary Russian Politics" by Ataman Viktor Kovalenko, commander of the Great Brotherhood of the Cossack Army in Russia and Abroad. Delivered in Russian. Room 1219 IAB.

    4:00 P.M. "Pascal, Hermeneutics and Rhetoric." Day-long conference. Speakers include Gérard Ferreyrolles, Univ. de Paris-Sorbonne. Maison Française. Buell.

    4:10 P.M. "Temperature Measurement in Hyperthermia Treatment," by Lynn Shih, New York Medical College. Dept. of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Medical Physics Seminar. 214 Mudd.

    4:30 P.M. "Electron Tunneling in Biological Molecules," by Harry Gray, Cal-Tech. Sponsored by the dept. of chemistry. 209 Havemeyer.

    5:00 P.M. "Power-Sharing and Ethnic Violence: Lessons from India," by Steven Wilkinson, Hinduja Fellow. 1999 Hinduja Fellow Lecture, sponsored by the Dharam Hinduja Indic Research Center. 700 IAB.

    6:30 P.M. "The Tongues of Men and Angels: Can Voice Have a Gender?" by author Margaret Drabble. The 1999 Helen Rogers Reid Lectureship. Altschul Atrium, Altschul.

    8:00 P.M. "Beyond Symbiosis: Rethinking German-Jewish Modernism," by Noah Isenberg, Wesleyan Univ. Sponsored by the dept. of Germanic languages. Deutsches Haus.

    FRI., APR. 30

    Noon. "Recent Impeachment Hearings: Some Thoughts," by Abbe Lowell, CC'99 and Chief Minority Counsel for the House Judiciary Committee. Sponsored by the College Class of 1999. Altschul Auditiorium, IAB.

    3:10 P.M. "Novel Plasma Acceleration Scemes," by Nat Frisch, Princeton. Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics Plasma Physics Colloquia. 214 Mudd.

    MON., MAY 3

    4:00 P.M. "Rekhati: The Lesbian Voice in Urdu Poetry," by Carla Petievich, Montclair Univ. University Seminar. 1134 IAB.

    WED., MAY 5

    5:30 P.M. "Global Anarchy: Are Unbridled Markets Threatening Global Political Stability?" with Robert Hormats, Goldman Sachs; Stephen Jukes, Reuters America; Richard Medley, Medley Global Advisors, and Steven Rattner, Lazard Freres. The Reuters Forum. Lecture Hall, Journalism.

    THURS., MAY 6

    4:30 P.M. "Molecules at Liquid Interfaces," by Kenneth Eisenthal, prof. of chemistry. Sponsored by the dept. of chemistry. 209 Havemeyer Hall.

    6:00 P.M. "A Call to Action: Protecting Reproductive Rights in the New Millennium" by Sarah Weddington, attorney who successfully argued Row v Wade before the Supreme Court. Sponsored by CPMC Women's Resource Center. P&S Alumni Auditorium, 630 West 168th St.

    "Infinite Riches in a Little Room: The Collections of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library," drawn from the library's rich bibliographic and historical resources, will be on view in rotating display in the Kempner Exhibit Room of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library on the 6th floor of Butler Library. Exhibit includes such treasures as a late 16th century drawing of a compass, signed by Galileo. Through October 1999.

    "Architecture and Revolution: Las Escuelas Nacionales de Arte en la Habana." Through May 7. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. 100 Level, Avery.

    Traversee de la Couleur. A collection of works by engraver Patricia Sarramon. Sarramon's engravings may be viewed Mon.-Sat., 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Through Apr. 24. East Gallery, Buell.

    TUES., APR. 27

    Noon. "Glucose Transporter Structure, Function anf Regulation," by Anthony Carruthers, Univ. of Massachusetts. Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Seminar. Rover Physiology Conference Room, 11-505 P&S.

    4:00 P.M. "Mechanisms of Guided Axon and Cell Migrations in C. elegans," by Joseph Culotti. Genetics and Development Seminar. 312 HHSC.

    WED., APR. 28

    11:30 A.M. "Neuroimaging of ADHD," by Xavier Castellanos, National Institute of Health. Child Psychiatry Grand Round. 8th Floor Auditorium, NY State Psychiatric Institute.

    12:30 P.M. "The Pivotal State: A New Framework for U.S. Policy in Developing Countries," by Charles Norchi, Yale. Sponsored by the Center for Population and Family Health. Level B-3, 60 Haven Ave.

    4:30 P.M. Rudin Scholarship Students Reception. Sponsored by the Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation and the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation. 4th Floor, P&S Faculty Club (630 W. 168th St.).

    5:30 P.M. Head Start and Early Head Start Benefit Concert. Featuring variety of musical styles, from classical chamber works to Broadway. 1st Floor, Physicians and Surgeons Alumni Auditorium (630 W. 168th St.).

    THURS., APR. 29

    6:45 A.M. "Intraoperative Desaturation," by Jan-Ake Schultz, assistant prof. of anesthesiology. Dept. of Anesthesiology Case Conferences and Guest Lecture Series. Clark Conference Center, Milstein Hospital.

    9:30 P.M. "Strategies for HIV Prevention in and Among Intravenous Drug Users," by David Vlahov, New York Academy of Medicine. Sponsored by the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. 8th Floor Auditorium, NY State Psychaitric Institute.

    4:00 P.M. Literary Reading: Handwriting: Poems, by Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient. 1999 Humanities and Medicine Readings Series. Faculty Club PS4 (630 W. 168th St.).

    WED., MAY 5

    4:00 P.M. "Regulation and Formation of the Drosophilia Salivary Gland," by Deborah Andrew, Johns Hopkins. Genetics and Development Seminar. 312 HHSC.

    THURS., MAY 6

    6:45 A.M. "Perioperative Echocardiography: Where is Anesthesiology At?" by Daniel Thys, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dept. of Anesthesiology Case Conferences and Guest Lecture Series. Clark Conference Center, Milstein Hospital.

    6:00 P.M. "A Call to Action: Protecting Reproductive Rights in the New Millennium," by attorney Sarah Weddington, attorney who successfully argued Row v Wade before the Supreme Court. Sponsored by the CPMC Women's Resource Center. P&S Alumni Auditorium, 630 W. 168th St.

    THURS., APR. 22

    10:00 A.M. Earth Day Celebration. Featuring exhibits, food, free plants, t-shirts and conversation. Sponsored by the Earth Institute. Low Plaza.

    8:00 P.M. Take Back the Night. Demonstration march through Morningside Heights to protest assault on women, followed by a speakout at 9:00 P.M. in Lower Level McIntosh. Meet at Barnard Hall.

    FRI., APR . 23

    9:00 P.M. Live Acoustic Music, with performances by Gene and Mimi, Rebecca Riots and Erin McKeown. Sponsored by the Postcrypt Coffeehouse. Basement, St. Paul's.

    SAT., APR. 24

    8:00 P.M. Concert: The Columbia-Barnard Chorus, conducted by Gail Archer. Featuring a performance of Bach's Mass in b-minor. With pre-concert lecture entitled: "The Universality of Bach's b-minor Mass," by George Stauffer, University organist. Sponsored by the Chapel Music Program. Tickets: $10, $5 with CUID. St. Paul's Chapel.

    9:00 P.M. Live Acoustic Music, with performances by Bob Hillman, Lisa Cornelio and David Hamburger. Sponsored by the Postcrypt Coffeehouse. Basement, St. Paul's.

    SUN., APR. 25

    4:00 P.M. "VISIONS of South Asian Arts." A classical South Asian arts showcase (music and dance) performed by students. Proceeds go to VISIONS Worldwide, a non-profit organization which strives for HIV/AIDS prevention in South Asia. Tickets: $7, $5 with CUID. Altschul Auditorium, IAB.

    MON., APR. 26

    9:30 A.M. Day-long conference: Fifth Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum on "Labor and Community Building." First panel starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Kellogg Conference Center, 15th Floor, International Affairs Building. Keynote address by Dennis Rivera, president of Local 1199, is at 1:00 P.M. in the Dag Hammarskjold Lounge, 6th Floor, IAB. Free admission for panels.$15 for keynote luncheon.

    TUES., APR. 27

    6:00 P.M. Community Impact's Eighth Annual Gala Spring Benefit Auction. Items to be auctioned include art, weekend getaways, tickets to sporting events and the University's former presidential Lincoln Town Car. Tickets: $35. Information: 854-2617. Low Rotunda.

    6:30 P.M. Dinner and a Movie: Métisse, dir. by Mathieu Kassovitz. Reservations and information: 854-4482 or maison@columbia.edu. Tickets: $10, $5 with CUID. In French with English subtitles. Sponsored by Maison Française. Buell.

    WED., APR. 28

    12:15 P.M. Cello Recital, with Joachim Woitun. With pianist Edward Laurel. Works by Schumann and Karl Hoeller. I.I. Rabi Concerts. Faculty House.

    7:30 P.M. Film Screening: Go Trabi Go, Die Sachsen Kommen, dir. by Reinhard Kloos and Peter Timm. In German. Free admission. Sponsored by the dept. of Germanic languages. Deutsches Haus.

    8:00 P.M. Film Documentary Screening: My America, or Honk If You Love Buddha, dir. by Renee Tajima-Pena. Sponsored by Asian Pacific Awareness Month. Free admission. 702 Hamilton.

    WED.-SAT., APR. 28-MAY 1

    8:00 P.M. Play: Nightwood, by Djuna Barnes. M.F.A. Thesis directing project. Tickets: $10, $5 with CUID. Additional 2:00 P.M. matinee performance Sat., May 1. Horace Mann Theatre (120th St. and Broadway).

    8:00 P.M. Scenework Presentations: The Shakespeare Project. Acting and directed by M.F.A. students. Free admission. Schapiro Black Box.

    THURS., APR. 29

    8:00 P.M. Concert: University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by George Rothman. With music by Bramns, Prokofiev and Mendelssohn. Featuring flute soloist Claire Temin. Free admission. Miller Theatre.

    THURS. APR. 29-SAT. MAY 1

    8:00 P.M. "ECCLESIAZUSAE" the classic play by Aristophanes--historically viewed as misogynist--will be performed with a feminist twist by students in the Classics Departments of Barnard and Columbia Colleges. A very physical comedy, the play is about a group of women fed up with their male-dominated government who succeed in seizing power. The play explores the consequences of the womens' leadership. It will be directed by Columbia Classics Professor Marina Kotzamani. The audience will be separated by the sexes and asked to participate in male and female choruses. The ticketing policy will also emphasize the dramatic interplay between the sexes onstage. Women and children will be admitted free. Men dressed as women qualify for a free ticket, as do women dressed as men. Costumes will be available at the door for men and women who wish to dress as a member of the opposite sex. For men who prefer traditional dress, admission will be $3. The production is sponsored by the Columbia and Barnard Classics Departments, Columbia's Program in Hellenic Studies, Minos Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Blue, a clothing design firm. Milbank Chapel of Teachers College, 525 West 120th Street.

    8:00 P.M. "Hamlet" performed by the King's Crown Shakespeare Troupe. Free outdoor performances. Low Plaza. (except Fri., April 30 show, which will take place between Uris and Havemeyer.)

    SAT., MAY 1

    Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School Annual Spring Fair. Featuring pony rides, fire truck, face painting, raffle, rummage sale and food. W. 116th St. btwn. Broadway and Amsterdam.

    SUN., MAY 2

    2:00 P.M. Concert: The Ensemble Leonarda. French baroque music by Couperin, Dornel, Caix and Leclair. Tickets: $10, $6 with CUID. St. Paul's Chapel.

    TUES., MAY 4

    6:30 P.M. "Peace in Kosovo": a brief history of Kosovo followed by prayer for peace and possibility to help. Sponsored by Communion & Liberation and the Augustine Club. 503 Hamilton.

    THURS., MAY 6

    5:00 P.M. Reception: A Celebration of the Receipt of Columbia's Seven Millionth Volume: The Dante Estense. Meet book givers, the Mario Casalini Family-book dealers and publishers. Co-sponsored by the University Friends of the Libraries and the Italian Academy. Teatro, Casa Italiana.

    FRI., MAY 7

    Noon. Faculty House members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of the Faculty House Board of Advisors. The slate for the 1999-2000 board will be presented, as well as next year's plans, and the current year's activities and accomplishments will be reviewed. Refreshments will be served. Gouverneur Morris Room, Faculty House.

    The following are home events.

    SUN. APR. 25

    Noon Women's Tennis vs. Princeton

    TUES., APR. 27

    4:00 P.M. Women's Lacrosse vs. LaSalle

    SAT.-SUN., MAY 1-2

    Men's and Women's Track, Heptagonal Games at Columbia's Wien Stadium