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ACTIVITIES

Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 13 - November 19, 1998

EVENTS

Thursday, 19
DBHCC Thanksgiving Buffet, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., DBHCC Dining Room.
YMCA Slide Show, noon, Cranwell Center: "The Southwest," by Nadine Allen.
Science/Technology Studies Center Lunch Discussion, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 132 Lane: "Life On Line: Research Real Experiences in Virtual Space."
Multicultural Program, Details TBA: "Hate Web Sites and How to Fight Them."
Staff Senate Meeting, 5:30 p.m. 1810 Litton-Reeves.
Men's Basketball, 7 p.m., Cassell: East Tennessee St.
Pep Rally, 9 p.m., Alumni Hall.
Friday, 20
International Club Coffee Hour, 5 p.m., Cranwell Center: "Peering into Cuba," by Kalimar Maia.
Saturday, 21
Thanksgiving Break Begins.
Football, 1 p.m., Lane Stadium: Rutgers.
Sunday, 22
YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., parking lot at 403 Washington St.: Indian Run.
Women's Basketball, 2 p.m., Cassell Coliseum: Radford.
Monday, 23
CEUT Workshop, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 104 Shultz: "Practical Creative Thinking: Thinking Outside of Traditional Boundaries," by Eric Pappas.
Tuesday, 24
Women's Basketball, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum: JMU.
Men's Basketball, 7:30 p.m.: At Liberty.
Wednesday, 25
University Closes at Noon for Thanksgiving Holiday. "With Good Reason," 7 p.m., WVTF: "What Hath GATT Wrought?"
Thursday, 26
Thanksgiving Holiday for Faculty and Staff.
Friday, 27
Thanksgiving Holiday for Faculty and Staff.
Saturday, 28
Football, noon, Lane Stadium: UVa.
Sunday, 29
Thanksgiving Break Ends.
YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., parking lot at 403 Washington St.: Pandapas Pond.
Monday, 30
Women's Basketball, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum: UVa.
DECEMBER
Tuesday, 1
Salary and Wage Paydate.
Toxicology Series, noon., 291 VMRCVM: "The Neurotoxicants Acrylamide and n-Hexane, from Behavioral to Molecular Effects," by Richard LoPachin, Montefiore Medical Center.
Digital Libraries Talk, 3:30-5 p.m., DBHCC auditorium: Michael Lesk, NSF.
Men's Basketball, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum: UNC-Asheville.
Wednesday, 2
YMCA "Mornings," 11:30 a.m., Luther Memorial Church: Bach's Lunch.
Web-based Catalogue Celebration, 2 p.m., Newman Library lobby: Unveiling of Addison.
"With Good Reason," 7 p.m., WVTF: "Race: Our Most Difficult Question."
TAUT Studio Production, 8 p.m., Lyric Theatre: "Return Addresses: Songs and Dances From Home."
Thursday, 3
Science/Technology Studies Center Lunch Discussion, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 132 Lane: Topic: "What's Going On at the Society for History of Technology and Society for Literature in Science."
Toxicology Series, 3 p.m., VMRCVM Heritage Room: "The Future of Toxicity Testing," by A.W. Hayes, Gillette.
Women's Basketball, 7 p.m., at Appalachian St.
TAUT Studio Production, 8 p.m., Lyric Theatre: "Return Addresses: Songs and Dances from Home."
SEMINARS

Thursday, 19
Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "Bayesian Variable Assessment," by Robert G. Wilkinson, Lubrizol Corp.
Electrical/Computer Engineering, 4 p.m., 654 Whittemore: "Next Generation Optical Fibers," by Ahmad Safaai-Jazi.
Entomology, 4-5 p.m., 220 Price: "Neurotoxic Esterase, Predictor of Potential For Organophosphate-induced Delayed Neuropathy," Marion Ehrich.
Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Rock Physics-The Missing Link: Determining Water Saturation From Dielectric Constant," by Christina Chan, British Columbia.
Friday, 20
Highlands in Chemistry, 11 a.m., 3 Davidson: "Mechanisms and Stereochemistry in Free Radical Transformations," Ned Porter, Vanderbilt.
MCBB, noon, 102 Fralin: "Bioluminescent Biosensors for Detection of Bacterial Stress Responses," by Tina Van Dyk, DuPont.
Theoretical Physics, 4 p.m., 122 Robeson: "Physics of Risk," by Sergei Esipov, Centre Re.
Monday, 30
Economics, 3:30-5 p.m., 2002 Pamplin: "Does the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun Deter Countable Crimes? Only a Count Analysis Can Say," by Florenz Plassman.
CSES, 4 p.m., 331 Smyth: "Grazing Dairy Heifers on Warm Season Grasses," by Stephen Hutton.
Biochemistry, 4 p.m., 223 Engel: "Engineering Myoglobins and Hemoglobins: From Picosecond Biophysics to Blood Substitutes," by John Olson, Rice.
Horticulture, 4 p.m., 409 Saunders: "Using Distance-Learning Technology to Deliver Off-Campus Horticulture Classes," by Sherri Turner.
DECEMBER
Tuesday, 1
Electrical/Computer Engineering, 3:30 p.m., 300 Whittemore: "Future Directions in Communication Research at NSF," by Magdy Iskander.
Wednesday, 2
Science/Technology Studies Center, 4-5:30 p.m., 132 Lane: "Scientific Societies and the Legitimation of Astronomical Instrumentation and Observation in the Seventeenth Century," by Voula Saridakis.
Electrical/Computer Engineering, 5:15 p.m., 349 Whittemore: "Microcomputer Control for SMES Applications," by N. Celanovic.
Thursday, 3
Electrical/Computer Engineering, 4 p.m., 349 Whittemore: "Elimination of Volumetric Clutter in Buried Object Detection," by Gary Brown.
Entomology, 4-5 p.m., 220 Price: "Biological Control of Kudzu," by David Orr, N.C. State.
Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Enhancing Anaerobic Biodegradation of Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Groundwater: Experimental and Modeling Approaches," by Madeline Schreiber, Wisconsin.