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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 29 - April 20, 1995

Events

Thursday, 20

Art exhibit Opening, 10 a.m., Armory Gallery: Student Exhibition. Through 5-13.

AAUW Used Book Sale, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Gables Shopping Center. Through 4-22.

Faculty Women's Club Spring Luncheon, noon, DBHCC.

Science Study Center Discussion, 12:30 p.m., 101 Price House: "Who's Listening? And to Whom? A Study of the Worldviews of Biotechnology Executives and Scientists toward Public Relations and Communications," by B.J. Altschul, Richmond-based public-relations counselor.

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

Native American Program Speaker, 7 p.m., Squires Colonial: "Changes in the World and Indigenous Peoples," by Bobby Castillo, American Indian Movement.

VMNH Fifth Anniversary Celebration, 7:30 p.m., VMNH, 428 N. Main St.

Holocaust Day Remembrance Activities, 7:30 p.m., 150 Squires: Mark Schewel, Anti-Defamation League.

Guest Lecture, 7:30 p.m., 341/345 Squires : "Germany, Pan Islamism, and the Arab Question Before World War I," by Donald McKale, Clemson.

TAUT Play, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: "Bells Are Ringing." Through 4-22.

Guest Concert, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Hylton High Choir of Prince William County.

Friday, 21

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

Women's Center Speaker, noon, 132 Lane: "Living with Ex-Gays," by Chris Ponticelli.

Pamplin College International Conference, noon, German Club.

International Club Coffee Hour, 5 p.m., Cranwell Center: "Contemporary Japan: Slides and Comments from a Social Scientist," by William Lehrman.

Student Recital, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Amy Roszak, voice.

TAUT Play, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: "Bells Are Ringing." Through 4-22.

Saturday, 22

YMCA Hike, 8:30 a.m., Meet at Y parking lot: Mount Rogers, led by Bill and Lynda Hohenboken.

Credit Union Annual Meeting, 7 p.m., Salem Civic Center.

Chamber Music, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Audubon Quartet.

TAUT Play, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: "Bells Are Ringing."

Sunday, 23

CASS/CCMS Fourth Technical Conference, DBHCC. Through 4-25.

Black Cultural Center Student Concert, 2 p.m., Black Cultural Center, Squires: Keith Jordan, violin.

Chamber Music, 3 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Audubon Quartet.

Student Recital, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Damien Wimbush, trumpet, and Michelle Santiage, flute.

Monday, 24

Secretary's Week Begins. Through 4-28.

CASS/CCMS Fourth Technical Conference, DBHCC. Through 4-25.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Art Exhibit, 9 a.m., Squires Old Dominion Ballroom: "The History of the Holocaust," created by the Simon Weisenthal Center. Through 4-25.

CEUT Brown Bag Luncheon, noon, Hillcrest: "Incorporating Native American Studies into Education Programs," led by Bobby Castillo, American Indian Movement.

Native American Program, 6 p.m., Squires Jamestown: "Chiapas and the Zapatista National Liberation Army," original movie and discussion with film-maker Che-Che Martinez.

With Good Reason, 7:30 p.m., WVTF-FM: "Waste Watchers: New Efforts to Manage Our Garbage," by Bruce Wiggins, James Madison, and David Conn, Virginia Tech.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Program, 7:30 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "Arts to Fight Prejudice," by the Southwest Virginia Ballet and theatre department actors.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: "Agatha." Through 4-26.

Tuesday, 25

CASS/CCMS Fourth Technical Conference, DBHCC.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Art Exhibit, 9 a.m., Squires Old Dominion Ballroom: "The History of the Holocaust," created by the Simon Weisenthal Center..

Black Cultural Center Lecture, 7 p.m., Black Cultural Center, Squires: "The New South Africa," by Lehlohonolo Tlou.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Program, 7:30 p.m., Squires Colonial: "An Evening with Madame F," by Claudia Stevens.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: "Agatha." Through 4-26.

Arts Special Event, 8 p.m., Burruss auditorium: Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.

Wednesday, 26

Secretary's Day.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: "Agatha."

Arts Special Event, 8 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: Philadanco dance company.

Thursday, 27

Science Study Center Discussion, 12:30 p.m., 101 Price House: "Ludwik Flack and the Concept of a Scientific Fact,": by Michelle Little..

Architecture/Urban Studies Video Series, 7 p.m., 100 Hancock: Louis I. Kahn.

Seminars

Thursday, 20

Parenting, noon, 404 Clay St.: "Creative Discipline," by Debora Schneller, Counseling Assoc. of Southwest Va.

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "Criteria for Model Selection and Experimental Design in Response Surface Modeling of Process Mean and Variance," by Kristi Griffiths.

Plant Physiology, 4 p.m., 400 Price: Physiological Aspects of Host-plant/boomrape (Orobanche Spp.) Interactions," by Vijay Nandula.

Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Soils and Terraces of the James River," by Lee Daniels.

Friday, 21

Molecular Cell Biology/Biotechnology, noon, 30 Pamplin: "Molecular Basis for Sheep Rumen Development," by Barry Jesse, Rutgers.

Economics, 3:30 p.m., 3001 Pamplin: "Large Agent, Self-Organization, and Smith's Pin Industry in Urban Development," by Vernon Henderson.

Botany, 4 p.m., 1076 Derring: "Limnological Investigations at Mountain Lake," by Myron Beaty.

Monday, 24

Economics, 3:30 p.m., 3001 Pamplin: "Empirical Analysis of Inequality and Welfare," by Esfandiar Maassoumi.

Biochemistry/Anaerobic Microbiology, 4 p.m., 223 Engel: "Di-Iron Cluster Intermediates in Biological Oxygen Activation," by Vincent Huynh, Emory.

Horticulture, 4 p.m., 102 Saunders:"New Computer Possibilities for Horticulture," by Bob Lyons, Roger Harris, and Robert McDuffie.

Mechanical Engineering, 4 p.m., 110 Randolph: "Finite Element Thermo-Hydrodynamic Analysis of Floating Ring Seals for High Pressure Compressors/Finite Element in Rotor Dynamics for Stability," by S. Baheti and K. Ramesh.

CSES, 4 p.m., 232 Smyth: "Predicting Optimum Rates of Split Spring N Applications for Winter Barley," by Tom Pridgen, and "Leachate Quality and Plant Growth from Bulk Blended Flyash Coal Refuse Mixtures: Field Study Results," by Barry Stewart.

Tuesday, 25

ESM/CE, 3:30 p.m., 211 Norris: "Fracture Mechanics of Fiber-Reinforced Cement Based Composites," by S.P. Shah, Northwestern.

Biology, 3:45 p.m., 100 GBJ: "Cell and Molecular Biology of Intestinal Development," by Susan Henning, Baylor College of Medicine.

Wednesday, 26

BEV, 4 p.m., 102 GBJ: "A Qualitative Study of the Development and Implementation of the Blacksburg Electronic Village," by Jock Schorger.

Thursday, 27

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "Optimal Designs and Analysis in the Presence of Bi-Randomization Structure," by Jennifer Davison.

Plant Physiology, 4 p.m., 400 Price: "Chlamydomonas as a Model Photosynthetic Eukaryote for Probing Acclimation Processes: Responses to Nutrient Limitation and High Light," by Arthur Grossman, Stanford.

Bulletins

A/P faculty sought for CAPFA nominations

Administrative and professional faculty members who are interested in serving as members of the Commission on Administrative and Professional Faculty Affairs for the '95-'96 term or serving as A/P representatives to university commissions/councils are asked to contact the CAPFA nominating committee by April 25. Members of the CAPFA nominating committee are: Joyce Simmons, Tom Ryan, Rita Purdy, and Marty O'Neill (MONEILL@vt.edu).

A/P faculty members wishing to learn more about CAPFA are encouraged to contact a member of CAPFA. In addition to the nominating committee, CAPFA members include: Rich Sorensen, Pat Hyer, Ann Spencer, Judith Jones, Herb Pettway, Norrine Spencer, Brenda Neideigh, Dave Beagle,Carole Thorpe, Tom Baker, and Audrey Lee.

Publishing to be topic of talk

Nancy Grayson Holmes, editor-in-chief at the University Press of Kentucky, will speak on "New Directions in Publishing" at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 28. The talk, sponsored by the Center for Textual and Editorial Studies, will be in 120 Williams.

CommonHealth offers video on "Short Circuiting Stress"

CommonHealth will show a video titled "Short Circuiting Stress" on Friday, April 28, from 12:10 to 12:45 p.m. in 100 GBJ.

The program will include learning techniques for addressing the daily build- up of stress; how stress progresses in a predictable sequence, and five strategies for short-circuiting stress. Each participant will receive a free stress tool.

For more information or to register, call Gloria Smith at 1-7810.

Psychology colloquia scheduled

The Department of Psychology has two remaining colloquia this semester, both open to the public at no charge.

On Friday, April 21, at 3 p.m., in 100 GBJ, Michael Hughes will discuss "Race, Identity, and Mental Health: Results from the National Co-Morbidity Survey." Hughes is a member of the sociology department at Virginia Tech.

On Friday, April 28, at 3 p.m. in the same location, Jack Finney of the psychology department will discuss "Psychological Determinants of Children's Health Care Use."

For more information, call Danny Axsom at 1-6495.

Georgia Tech president to speak

G. Wayne Clough, president of Georgia Tech and the former civil engineering department head and college of engineering dean at Virginia Tech, will present the "30th Karl Terzaghi Lecture--Soft Ground Tunneling: From Terzaghi to the Next Frontier."

The lecture will be on Thursday, April 20, at 4 p.m. at the Donaldson Brown Center auditorium. There will be a reception afterwards in the Donaldson Brown Blue Ridge Room at 5 p.m. The seminar is part of the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil Engineering's seminar series.

A second seminar, "Eco-Societal Restoration: Re-examining Human Society's Relationship with Natural Systems," by John Cairns Jr. will be presented Friday, April 21, at 4 p.m. at the Donaldson Brown Center auditorium. Cairns is the director of the Center for Environmental and Hazardous Materials Studies at Virginia Tech. There will be a reception in the Donaldson Brwon Commonwealth-West/Blue Ridge Room at 5:30 p.m.

"World's Most Memorable Poster" exhibit planned

Now in its ninth year, the "World's Most Memorable Poster" competition was created by UNESCO to increase awareness of the importance of poster art and its stimulating influence on the public.

Organizations within each country receive and judge posters from local artists, and the best 15 from 40 countries--more than 600 in all--are sent to Paris to compete in the world competition. This year, an international jury of professionals selected 70 posters for an International Traveling Exhibit. Posters from that group are being shown in Cowgill Hall today, April 20.

New gerontology society being formed

The Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech is forming a new chapter of Sigma Phi Omega, the National Academic and Professional Society in Gerontology. Sigma Phi Omega was organized in 1980, and it seeks to promote scholarship, friendship, and services to older persons, and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology/aging studies and related fields. Sigma Phi Omega offers an excellent opportunity for students in different disciplines, who are interested in gerontology, to meet one another, discuss issues, and share ideas and resources.

Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring or minoring in gerontology/aging studies and related fields, and who are at least in their second term of enrollment. To be eligible for membership, undergraduates must have a grade-point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, and graduate students must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average. Faculty, alumni, professional, and honorary memberships also are available.

If you are eligible for and interested in joining Sigma Phi Omega, call The Center for Gerontology at 1-7657, come by the center in 237 Wallace, or attend the first organizational meeting on Thursday, May 4, 3-4 p.m., in 300 Wallace.

Pamplin College hosts international conference

The Pamplin College of Business International Conference, "Financial Markets in Emerging Market Economies," will be held Friday, April 21 from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the German Club.

Gordon Binns, chairman of the Virginia Retirement System's (VRS) Investment Advisory Board, will be a panelist at the annual international conference.

This year's conference focuses on financial markets in emerging market economies. Binns, the former president of General Motors' Investment Management Corporation (the nation's second largest private pension plan), will serve on a panel that will discuss investing in emerging markets.

The conference will conclude with a keynote speech by the governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, Leonard Tsumba (Ph.D./ECON '76). Tsumba's speech will be followed by a reception at 5:30 p.m.

The conference is open to the public at no charge. For more information, please call the MBA office at 1-6152