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Virginia Tech Spectrum, Aug 24, 1995

Events

Thursday, 24

Summer Musical Enterprise, 7:30 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "Fiddler on the Roof."

Friday, 25

Last Day to Add

Summer Musical Enterprise, 7:30 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "Fiddler on the Roof."

Saturday, 26

Summer Musical Enterprise, 7:30 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "Fiddler on the Roof."

Sunday, 27

BOV Meeting.

Summer Musical Enterprise, 4 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "Fiddler on the Roof."

Monday, 28

BOV Meeting.

"With Good Reason," 7:30 p.m., WVTF 89.1: "Labor Pains: The Role of Unions of a Modern Workforce," with Alan Boese, Virginia State, Charles Michalopoulos, Virginia Tech, and Nelson Lichtenstein, UVa.

Tuesday, 29

Last Day to Drop.

Monday 28

Horticulture, 4 p.m., 102 Saunders:

"Agriculture in Haiti," by Robert Wright.

Toxic social environment focus of seminars, lecture

James Garbarino, director of the Family Life Development Center and professor of human development and family studies at Cornell University, will be speak at Virginia Tech Thursday, Nov. 9.

Prior to his November visit, faculty members and students are invited to participate in a series of seminars which will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Sept. 15, 29, and October 13 and 27 in Wallace Hall atrium.

The first class meeting, an organizational session, was held yesterday. Those wishing to receive credit for the seminar may sign up for FCD 6314 (Index 6550) FCD Seminar in Family Studies "Children, Families, and Society." The seminars will focus on discussion of Growing Up in a Socially Toxic Environment as well as other books and articles written by Garbarino.

Before going to Cornell, Garbarino served as president of the Erikson Institute for Advanced Study in Child Development in Chicago. He is the author or editor of 16 books, including What Children Can Tell Us (1989), The Psychologically Battered Child (1986), Children and Families in the Social Environment (1992), Children in Danger: Coping with the Consequences of Community Violence (1992), No Place to be a Child: Growing Up in a War Zone (1991), and for children, Let's Talk About Living in a World With Violence (1993).

He has served as a consultant to television, magazine, and newspaper reports on children, families and violence including recent appearances on Dateline NBC and ABC "20/20." In 1989, he received the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Public Service, and in 1995, the Dale Richmond Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Garbarino's visit to Virginia Tech is sponsored by the Department of Family and Child Development and the College of Human Resources. He will be presenting a public lecture based on his forthcoming book, Growing Up in a Socially Toxic Environment. The date, time and meeting location will announced in Spectrum at a later date.

For more information, call Geneva Watson at 1-4795.

Overnight video checkouts available

The Media Center has expanded its circulation policy to include overnight video checkouts to students. Faculty and staff members are eligible to borrow two videos at a time; students are entitled to one video per day.

The videos must be returned the following business day (example: checkout on Wednesday is due Thursday, checkout Friday is due Monday) and carry an overdue fine of $5 per day.

Copy Center II extends hours

To meet the copy demands associated with the beginning of fall semester, Copy Center II, located at 142 Smyth, will remain open until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday until September 15.

For more information, call 1-6831 or 1-6701.