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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 12 - November 10, 1994

Events

Thursday, 10

DBHCC Open House, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., DBHCC: Strolling buffet sampling, door prizes, tours.

YMCA Slide Show, 12:10 p.m., Cranwell Center: "Norway--Rain or Shine," by Kent Holliday.

Science Study Center Discussion, 12:30 p.m., 101 Price House: Commons Room Discussion.

Juried Art Show Opening, 4 p.m., Armory Art Gallery: "Beyond Barriers: The Art of West Virginia's Challenged," (through 12-7).

Virginia Museum of Natural History Program, 7:30 p.m., 428 N. Main: "A Billion Years of History: The Geology of the Central Appalachians," by Richard Bambach.

Holocaust Observance, 7:30 p.m., Squires Colonial Room: Video and discussion on Kristallnact, led by David Barzilai.

TAUT Performance, 8 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "The Colored Museum," by George C. Wolfe, (through 11-13).

Friday, 11

Veterans Day holiday for staff.

Organization of Women Faculty Coffee Hour, 8:30 a.m., Mill Mountain Coffee: Weekly.

YMCA Crafts Fair, 10:30 a.m., Squires Commonwealth/Old Dominion.

Geography, Urban Affairs and Planning, Women's Studies, and Child and Family Development Lecture, noon, 234 Squires: "Retaking the Revanchist City," by Neil Smith, Rutgers.

Geography, Urban Affairs and Planning, Women's Studies, and Child and Family Development Lecture, 4 p.m., DBHCC rear auditorium: "Eroding Ecologies of Childhood: Global Economic Re-Structuring and the Displacement of Children," by Cindi Katz, CUNY.

Women's Basketball Exhibition vs. Herzogenburg, Austria, 7:45 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

TAUT Performance, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: "The Colored Museum," by George C. Wolfe, (through 11-13).

Student Ensembles Concert, 8 p.m., Blacksburg Presbyterian Church: Meistersingers and University Concert Choir.

Saturday, 12

Undergraduate Admissions Fall Open House, 8 a.m., Burruss.

Football vs. Rutgers, 1 p.m., Lane Stadium.

TAUT Performance, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: "The Colored Museum," by George C. Wolfe, (through 11-13).

NRVS Concert, 8 p.m., Burruss Auditorium: Pianist Nitza Kats and the symphony orchestra.

Sunday, 13

Undergraduate Admissions Fall Open House, noon to 4:30 p.m., Burruss.

YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., meet at Y parking lot: The Cascades, led by Dottie Abashian.

TAUT Performance, 2 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: "The Colored Museum," by George C. Wolfe.

Faculty/Guest Artist Recital, 3 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: David Jacobsen, flute, and Mary Louise Hallauer, piano.

Student Recital, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Darren Kirsch, clarinet.

Monday, 14

"Let's Talk," noon, Cooper House.

Women's Studies Fall Featured Topic Series, 7 p.m., 136 Norris: "New Global Commodities and Women's Labor: Examples from Guatemala, Jamaica and Nepal," by Ginny Seitz.

"With Good Reason," 7:30 p.m., WVTF-FM: "All the Rage: Preventing Youth Violence," with Catherine Howard, VCU, and Patrick M. O'Hara, J. Sargeant Reynolds.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea." Through 11-16.

Tuesday, 15

COTA/University Leadership Development Satellite Program, 12:45 to 5 p.m., DBHCC Auditorium.

Faculty Senate, 7 p.m., 32 Pamplin.

Women's Basketball at NIT/Maryland.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea," through 11-16.

Wednesday, 16

Salary and wage paydate.

Open Meeting for Materials-Related Faculty, 4 p.m., 100 Hancock: Information on the University Coordinating Council on Materials Research and Education.

Men's Basketball Exhibition vs. Croatia, 7:30 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea."

Thursday, 17

YMCA Slide Show, 12:10 p.m., Cranwell Center: "Hiking Around Ladakh India," by David Jenkins.

Science Study Center Discussion, 12:30 p.m., 101 Price House: "Scholarly and Scientific Communication in an Electronic Age," by Paul Metz.

Staff Senate meeting, 5:30 p.m., Vet Med College Center.

Center for Theory and History of Architecture Thursday Video Series, 7 p.m., Hancock Auditorium: "Renaissance Florence."

Faculty/Guest Artist Recital, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Patrick Simpson, cello, and Kent Holliday, piano.

Seminars

Thursday, 10

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: The Evolution of the SAS System: A Virginia Tech Connection," by John C. Boling, SAS Institute and Mu Sigma Rho.

Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: TBA

Friday, 11

MCBB, noon, Burke Johnston 100: "Adaptation as a Means of Antibiotic Resistance in Mycobacteria," by Joe Falkinham.

Materials Science/Engineering, 3:05 p.m., 114 Holden: "Effects of Interfaces on the Thermal Conductivity of Composites," by Dick Hasselman.

Economics, 3:30 p.m., 3010 Pamplin: "Vintage Capital Revisited," by Nancy Stokey, Chicago.

Botany, 4 p.m., 1076 Derring: "Molecular Bases for Pathogenicity in Plants," by George Lacy.

Monday, 14

Economics, 3:30 p.m., 3010 Pamplin: "Institutional Change in Income Assistance: Public and Private Assistance During the Lancastershire Cotton Famine," by Lynne Kiesling, William and Mary.

ESM: 4 p.m., 136 Norris: "Nonlinear Stress-Strain Analysis of Laminated Ceramic Materials: In-Plane Effects," by Hiroshi Aoyama, Hitachi.

Biochemistry/Anaerobic Microbiology, 4 p.m., 231 Engel: "Function and Properties of Biological Iron-Sulfur Centers," by Mike Johnson, Georgia.

Computer Science, 4 p.m., 113 McBryde: "Complexity Theory, Circuit Theory, Neural Networks, and What Not," by Sanjay Gupta.

Dynamical Systems, 4 p.m., 316 McBryde: TBA.

Horticulture, 4 p.m., 102 Saunders: "Using Tillage and Overseeded Legume Living Mulches for Weed Control in Fall and Spring Broccoli," by Michelle Infante.

Mechanical Engineering, 4 p.m., 110A Randolph: "Temperature, Pressure, and Infrared Image Survey of an Axisymmetric Heated Exhaust Flow," by Ed Nelson.

Wednesday, 16

CASS, 3 p.m., 219 Williams: "A Computer Program for Choosing Adhesives," by Gerald J. Helmstetter, Permabond International.

Economics, 3:30 p.m., 3010 Pamplin: "Darwininan Dynamics with Absolute Profit Thresholds," by Mark Stegeman.

Science Study Center, 4 p.m., 101 Price House: "A Critique of the World Watch Institute," by Tim Luke.

Thursday, 17

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: TBA

Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: TBA

Bulletins

University Council meeting cancelled

The special meeting of the University Council scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17, has been cancelled because the topic that was to be addressed, the College of Education's restructuring plan, has been resolved.

Governor grants extra holiday leave

Governor George Allen has granted state employees in all agencies an additional day-and-a-half holiday. Officially, the university will observe the following holidays:

November 23--Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Offices close at noon)

November 24--Thanksgiving Day

November 25--Day after Thanksgiving

December 23--Friday before Christmas

December 26--Monday after Christmas

January 2, 1995--Monday after New Year's Day

The university will be closed on these dates; however, some employees may be required to carry on necessary university services. Employees who are required to work on the days specified above are eligible for compensatory leave.

Departments have the option to close on the days between the Christmas and New Year's holidays that have not been included as official holidays. All employees in departments which elect to close must take annual leave or compensatory leave for days off other than the official state holidays. Please contact your department head to determine how your department will operate.

Holocaust observance tonight

David Barzilai will lead a Holocaust observance tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Squires Colonial Room. The program, sponsored by Judaic Studies and Hillel, will include a video and discussion on Kristallnact, the Night of Shattered Glass.

Leave donations sought for employees

Employees in the following areas have requested leave donations: College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, Physical Plant, vice president for student affairs, and vice president for development.

These employees have been on leave without pay for more than 10 work days and are eligible to receive leave through the Leave Sharing Program. If you are a salaried classified or 12-month faculty employee, you have an opportunity to participate by donating annual leave in increments of eight hours. There is no maximum donation limitation per year, nor is there a minimum balance that must be maintained.

To protect recipients, the names and details of medical conditions will remain confidential. If, however, you are aware of a specific person in a unit referenced above, you may restrict your donation to that individual.

Donor form are available from department administrative offices or from the Personnel Services Department at 1-9331. Please return the completed form by November 10 to: Ella Mae Vaught, Leave Administrator, Personnel Services, Southgate Center, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0318.

For more information, call Vaught at 1-5304.

Interactive satellite program offered

A satellite downlink of Stephen E. Covey, live and interactive, via closed-circuit, will address issues including working effectively every day to beat deadlines, eliminating stress and getting things done, distinguishing between management and leadership, overcoming procrastination, and balancing work and personal life.

The program will be in Donaldson Brown Auditorium Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 12:45-5 p.m.

Virginia Tech faculty and staff members, and students ONLY may attend the program free of charge. The event is sponsored by the Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement, and University Leadership Development.

Donaldson Brown open house today

There will be an Open House today, November 10, between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Please call 1-5632 if you will be attending. Guests are invited to attend with you.

Depression topic of lunch discussion

Dorinda Miller will lead the Wednesday, Nov. 16, Women's Network Luncheon Discussion on "Seasonal Depression--Strategies for Prevention." The program is from noon to 1 p.m. in the Blue Ridge Room at the DBHCC.

Communication focus of seminar

Virginia Tech's Division of Continuing Education will sponsor a one- day communication seminar, "What I Really Meant Was...," in Roanoke on Friday, Nov. 18. The session will focus on enhancing communications skills and improving professional and personal relationships by learning strategies for effective active, passive, verbal, and non- verbal communication.

Registration deadline is November 14. The cost of $95 includes materials, refreshments, and lunch. Discounts are available. Please call 1- 5182 to register. For additional information, contact Erma Williams in Roanoke at (703) 857- 6055.

Seminar addresses effective team work

Virginia Tech's Division of Continuing Education will sponsor a one- day seminar on becoming a more effective team member. "So You're on a Team...Now What?" is available in Collinsville on Thursday, Dec. 8 and in Roanoke on Friday, Dec. 9. The session will focus on how to use teams for results and how to develop tools to better thrive in a team environment.

Registration deadline is November 15. Enrollment after November 15 will be on space availability. The cost of $95 includes materials, refreshments, and lunch. Teams receive a discount. Please call 1- 5182 to register. For additional information, contact Erma Williams in Roanoke at (703) 857- 6055.

Session to address staying energized, focused

American Society for Training and Development, Valleys of Virginia Chapter's monthly luncheon meeting will focus on tips for keeping training sessions energized and focused.

Dana Martin, senior training specialist with Allstate Insurance Company will be the presenter Friday, Nov. 18, at the Holiday Inn/Salem from 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For reservations, call 382- 4595 extension 369 by Tuesday, Nov. 15. New members and guests are welcome.

Program to focus on eating disorders

Marlene Boskind- White, a local expert and practioner, will speak on eating disorders Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 12:10- 1 p.m. in the DBHCC Rear Auditorium.

This program is sponsored by CommonHealth and is open to all university employees, retirees, students, and family members. To reserve a space, call 1-7810.

Forum addresses work, services delivery

The Wednesday, Nov. 16, Gerontology Noontime Forum, from noon to 1 p.m. in 150 Squires, will focus on "Work and Service Delivery via Multimedia and Telecommunications: Implications for Elderly and Disabled Persons." Scott Hauger, doctoral candidate in science and technology studies, will present the lecture.

Etzioni to speak at ethics symposium

Leading social scientist, author, and guru of the Communitarian movement Amitai Etzioni is the featured speaker at the fifth annual Business Ethics Symposium sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business on Monday, Nov. 14. The symposium, organized by Pamplin's management department, brings to campus top authorities on ethical issues in business.

Etzioni currently holds a distinguished professorship at George Washington University and is 1995 president of the American Sociological Association. A sociology professor at Columbia University for 20 years, Etzioni also held a distinguished professorship at the Harvard Business School, served as a senior adviser in the Carter White House, and was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.

Etzioni founded and was the first president of the International Society for the Advancement of Socio- Economics. He is the author of 14 books and the editor of a quarterly publication, The Responsive Community: Rights and Responsibilities. In 1991, the press began to refer to Etzioni as the "guru" of the Communitarian movement, which calls for a more moral and socially just society based on an informed and involved citizenry with a greater commitment to family, schools, and communities. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the Social Science Research Council. He directs the nonprofit Center for Policy Research, which he founded in 1968.

Etzioni will conduct an open discussion with graduate students and faculty members from various departments from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. in 1045 Pamplin. He will give a formal lecture, "The Moral Dimension," from 1- 2:30 p.m. in 1045 Pamplin. A reception will be held from 2:30- 3 p.m. just outside the auditorium.

YMCA Crafts Fair this weekend

The 25th Annual YMCA Crafts Fair will be held Friday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 13, in Squires. Hours are from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. There will be 103 craft booths, a food cafe, and local entertainers.

Open meeting for materials-related faculty

In response to the final report of the University Committee on Materials, the university has sponsored the formation of the University Coordinating Council on Materials Research and Education. All materials-related faculty members and other interested individuals are invited to attend an open meeting Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. in 100 Hancock.

The meeting will provide an introduction to the concept of the council. Background information, purposes of the council, membership on the council, and the faculty-election process will be discussed. Individuals with interest in materials activities, either in research or in education, are strongly encouraged to attend.

Childhood, cities topics of talks

Neil Smith of Rutgers University will address "Retaking the Revanchist City" Friday, Nov. 11, at noon in 234 Squires.

Cindi Katz of CUNY will speak later that afternoon on "Eroding Ecologies of Childhood: Global Economic Re-Structuring and the Displacements of Children." Katz will speak at 4 p.m. in the rear auditorium of the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center.

Both talks are sponsored by the departments of Geography, Urban Affairs and Planning, Women's Studies, and Child and Family Development.