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ACTIVITIES

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 03 - September 10, 1998

EVENTS

Thursday 10
Book Reading, 7 p.m., Volume Two Bookstore. "The Appalachian Forest, A Search for Roots and Renewal," by Chris Bolgiano.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theater: The Dining Room. Free, through September 13.
Friday, 11
Southeast Economics Conference, 2-5:10 p.m. DBHCC Rooms C, D, E, F,
International Club Coffee Hour, 5 p.m., Cranwell Center:, "Exploring Business, Government, and Society in Japan," by Richard Wokutch.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theater: The Dining Room. Free, through September 13.
Saturday, 12
Southeast Economics Conference, 9 a.m.-5:10 p.m. 30, 31, 32 Pamplin.
Football, 1 p.m.: At Clemson.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theater: The Dining Room. Free, through September 13.
University Chamber Music Series: 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Audubon Quartet.
Surplus Property Auction, 9 a.m., Surplus Warehouse.
Sunday, 13
Southeast Economics Conference, 9 a.m.-noon. 30, 31, 32 Pamplin.
YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., YMCA parking lot: Dragon's Tooth, sometimes steep hike on Appalachian Trail, led by Bryce Bolton. For more information, call 1-6860.
TAUT Production, 2 p.m., Squires Studio Theater: The Dining Room Free.
University Chamber Music Series: 3 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Audubon Quartet.
Tuesday, 15
Faculty Senate Meeting, 7 p.m., 32 Pamplin.
Engineering Expo, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Owens Banquet Hall, Squires Commonwealth and Old Dominion ballrooms: Continues 9-16.
Art Exhibit Opening, noon, Armory Gallery: Faculty Exhibition. Through October 3.
Hispanic Heritage Month begins, noon-4 p.m., Alumni Hall lawn: "Celebration: Foods, Music, and Dances of the Hispanic Culture.
CEUT Workshop, 3-5:30 p.m., Hillcrest dining room, "Promoting Active Learning."
CEUT Workshop, 8-9:30 p.m., DBHCC: "Advanced Cooperative Learning #1."
Wednesday, 16
Salary and Wage Paydate.
YMCA "Mornings," 9:30 a.m., Luther Memorial Church: Apples, Apples, and Apple Pie.
Organization of Women Faculty Lunch, noon-1 p.m., DBHCC dining room, open to all women faculty members. Call 1-8163.
Black History Month Steering Committee Meeting, 4 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126 Squires
CEUT Workshop, 3-5:30 p.m., Hillcrest Dining Room: "Advanced Cooperative Learning #1."
"With Good Reason," 7 p.m., WVTF: "Uncommon Bonds: Black Culture in 18th Century America," by Philip Morgan, William and Mary, and Turk McCleskey, VMI.
Thursday, 17
CEUT Workshops, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., north lounge, Johnson Student Center: "Classroom Assessment Techniques." Study-group kickoff in Owens, 4-5:30 p.m.
Staff Senate Meeting, 5:30 p.m. 1810 Litton-Reaves.
Family Support Office Program, noon to 1 p.m., DBHCC conference room G: "Caring for Aging Parents." by Pam Teastor.
SEMINARS

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 03 - September 10, 1998

Thursday, 10
Physics, 3:30 p.m., 2030 Pamplin: "Alloy Decomposition and Surface Instabilities in Thin Film," by Rashmi C. Desai, University of Toronto.
Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "Small Area Estimates for Health Indicators From The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System," by Hegang Chen.
Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Development, Function and 3D Structure of the Subsurface Hydrothermal Biosphere: Hydrothermal Convection, Thermophilic and Hyperphilic Microbiologic Life," by Mike Ryan, U.S.G.S.
Friday, 11
MCBB, noon, 102 Fralin Biotechnology Center: "Cytoskeletal and Cytoplasmic pH Dynamics During Gravity Perception and Gravity Respoinses in Plants," by Ninal Allen, NC State.
Environmental Engineering/Water Sciences, 3 p.m., 261 NEB: "Overview of U.S.G.S.'s Water-resources Investigations in Virginia with an Emphasis on Age-dating and Flow Modeling of Ground Water in Virginia's Coastal Plain Aquifers," by Ward Staubitz.
MSE, 3 p.m., 110 Holden: "Lanthanide Luminescence and Dynamics in Metal-Oxide Nanocrystals," by Brian Tissue.
Communication Studies, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hillcrest Honors Conference Room: "The Impact of High-Trait Aggressiveness on Reactions to Media Violence," by James B. Weaver III.
Sunday, 13
16th Annual Power Electronics Seminar: Continues through September 15.
Monday, 14
CSES, 4 p.m., 331 Smyth: "Rhizobotany, the Root USDA/ARS/Beckley Lab of Agriculture," by Richard W. Zobel.
Wednesday, 16
ESM, 4 p.m., 100 Hancock: "Multilayered Plates With Transversely Deformable Laminae," by Antonio DiCarlo.
Thursday, 17
Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "It's Not Just Dust--It's Silica," by Don Rimstidt.