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Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 12 - November 9, 1995

Thursday 9

Family/Child Devleopment Lecture, 10 a.m., Wallace Atrium: "Raising Children in a Socially Toxic Environment," by James Garbarino, Cornell.

YMCA Slide Show, noon, Cranwell International Center: "Asian Journeys-Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, Nepal," by John Ashby.

Gerontology Consortium Round Table, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Warm Hearth Village.

Faculty Senate Open Meeting, 4-5 p.m., Owens Banquet Room: President Paul Torgersen.

OSI Meeting, 7 p.m., 219 Squires.

Global Issues Forum, 7:30 p.m., Squires Colonial Hall: "Middle East Peace: A Mirage or a Milestone?" with William B. Quandt, UVa.

VTMNH Event, 7:30 p.m., VTMNH, 428 N. Main St.: An overview of modern volcanoes and evidence of volcanoes in Virginia's geologic past, by James Beard, VMNH, Martinsville.

TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "He Who Gets Slapped." Through 11-11.

Friday, 10

Veterans Day Holiday for Staff.

CTGSA Lecture, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Wallace Atrium: "First Ladies' Gowns," by Polly William, Smithsonian.

YMCA Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Squires.

CTGSA Lecture, 1-2:30 p.m., Wallace Atrium: "Applicability of Course Work in the Conservation Field," by Polly William, Smithsonian.

TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "He Who Gets Slapped." Through 11-11.

Saturday, 11

Football vs. Temple, 1 p.m., RFK.

YMCA Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Squires.

Chamber Music, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: "Dido and Aeneas."

TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "He Who Gets Slapped.

Sunday 12

BOV Meeting.

YMCA Crafts Fair, noon-5 p.m., Squires.

YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., meet at Y Parking Lot, 403 Washington St.: Cascades, led by Bill Richardson.

Men's Basketball, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum: Foreign Exhibition.

Chamber Music, 3 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: "Dido and Aeneas."

Monday, 13

BOV Meeting.

Soup and Substance, noon, 116 Squires: "Whites' Attitudes about Affirmative Action: Old Racism or New Racism," by Michael Hughes.

Lesbian, Gay/Bisexual Caucus Lunch Meeting, noon-1 p.m.. Call 1-9269 for location.

"With Good Reason," 7:30 p.m., WVTF 89.1: "Health Care and the Hispanic Community," with Ruth Zambrana, GMU, and Lea Pellet, Christopher Newport.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: "Dora: A Case of Hysteria." Through 11-15.

Tuesday, 14

Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires. Through 11-16.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: "Dora: A Case of Hysteria." Through 11-15.

Wednesday, 15

Copyright CoursePack Material Due for Spring 96.

Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires. Through 11-16.

Service-Learning Conversation, noon, 151 Lane: "Using a Lab Component in Service-Learning Classes," by Elizabeth Creamer.

Bach's Lunch, noon, Chapel: Virginia Tech's Newest Trumpet Society, under the direction of Allen Bachelder.

Women's Basketball, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum: Exhibition vs. Forencvrosi Torna (Hungary).

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: "Dora: A Case of Hysteria."

Thursday 16

Art Gallery Opening, Armory Gallery: Gallery Projects by Virginia Tech Students. Through 12-9.

Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires.

YMCA Slide Show, noon, Cranwell International Center: "Bicycling in Denmark," by Mary Ann Hansen and Andy Roberts.

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

OSI Meeting, 7 p.m., 219 Squires.


Thursday, 9

Science Study Center, 12:30 p.m., 427 Major Williams: Open Discussion.

Physics, 3:30 p.m., 2030 Pamplin: "CEBAF (Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator) Status and Future Plans, by Ronald M. Sundelin, CEBAF.

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "A Spatial-Temporal Markov Random Field Model with Application to Real Estate Price Indices," by Edwin Iversen, Yale.

Science Study Center, 4 p.m., 334 Major Williams: "Speaking of Annihilation: Mobilizing for War Against Insect and Human Enemies, 1914-1945," by Ed Russell, UVa.

Friday, 10

Botany/Biology, 4 p.m., 1076 Derring: "Zebra Mussel-Mediated Changes in the Great Lakes' Littoral Zone," by Rex Lowe, Bowling Green State.

Signals and Systems, 4 p.m., 654 Whittemore: "Adaptive Beamforming Techniques," by Hien Nguyen.

Monday, 13

CSES, 4 p.m., 331 Smyth: "The Academic Enrichment Program," by D.W. Scott.

Horticulture, 4 p.m., 102 Saunders: "Effects of Priming and Development on Muskmelon Seed Storage, Germination, and Perisperm Tissue Strength," by Mel Oluoch.

Mechanical Engineering, 4 p.m., 110 Randolph: "Sensitivity of Angular Reflection Models," by P. Villeneuve.

Science Policy Discussion Group, 4 p.m., 151 Lane: "Medical Systems and Social Conflict: Healing, Culture, and Power in Nineteenth-Century Colombia," by David Sowell, Juniata College.

Wednesday, 15

CASS, 3 p.m., 5 Davidson: "Spatial and Temporal Probes of Deformation and Fracture at Interfaces," by Tom Dickinson, Washington State.

Computer Science, 4 p.m., 114 Holden: "Designing High-Performance Distributed File Systems," by James Griffioen, Kentucky-Lexington.

Science Study Center, 4 p.m., 321 McBryde: "The Gentle Hand of a Woman? Authorship of the Trotula and Questions of the Medical Treatment of Women in the Twelfth-Century Salerno," by Monica Green, Duke.

Thursday, 16

Science Study Center, 12:30 p.m., 427 Major Williams: "Whatever Happened to Liberal Education?" by Harlan Miller.

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "Nonlinear Mixed-Effects Modeling of Tree Volume," by Tomothy Gregoire.

CSI Professional Development, 4 p.m., 150 Squires: School Counseling, by Claire Cole Vaught.

POSTPONED Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Garnet: A Metamorphic Petrologist's Best Friend (next to her/his dog, of course)," by Bob Tracy.


Workshop tomorrow on internationalizing the curriculum

Approximately 40 faculty members from throughout the university will participate tomorrow in a workshop on developing and/or redesigning courses and curricula that can effectively prepare students to participate in a world community.

Sponsored by the University Office of International Programs and the Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the one-day workshop will be conducted by Michael Schechter of Michigan State University. "Schechter is well-known for his work in curriculum development, particularly emphasizing international dimensions," said Patrick R. Liverpool, vice provost for international programs.

Museum to hold annual mineral, fossil, gift sale

The Virginia Tech Museum of Geological Sciences will conduct its Annual Mineral, Fossil and Gift Sale on November 18, December 2, and December 9 from 10 a.m-2 p.m. in 2062 Derring. Items specially purchased for this sale range from rocks for the discriminating collector to fine jewelry, minerals, fossils, and other gifts. Proceeds help support the Museum of Geological Sciences.

Women's Month 1996 planning committee forming

The Women's Month planning committee will meet the first and third Wednesday of each month through March. Meetings are held in the Price House on the Virginia Tech campus at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to everyone interested, and new members are encouraged. For more information, call 1-7806. The next meeting is November 15.

Leave donations sought

An employee in the Vice President for Student Affairs Office has requested leave donations. This request is in addition to those already receiving donations.

This employee is 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.

You may obtain a donor form from your department administrative office or from the Personnel Services Department at 1-9331. Please return the completed form to Ella Mae Vaught, Leave Administrator, Personnel Services, Southgate Center, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0318.

For more information, call Vaught at 1-5304.

LGB Caucus to meet Monday

The Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Caucus at Virginia Tech will hold a lunch meeting Monday, Nov. 13, in downtown Blacksburg, from noon to 1 p.m. The LGB Caucus is a group of faculty and staff members, graduate students, and other interested individuals, whose purpose is to improve the working and learning environment for gay, lesbian, and bisexual members of the Virginia Tech Community.

For the location and next meeting information, contact Carola Haas at 1-9269, the LGBA office at 1-7975, or our e-mail administrator at lgbcaucus@vt.edu.

Defense classes for women scheduled

The Virginia Tech Police is sponsoring classes in the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System for women beginning Tuesday, Nov. 14. Classes will meet on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. for four consecutive weeks.

The RAD System is a comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD is not a martial-arts program.

The RAD system is dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and self-defense/martial-arts tactics.

Registration is $15 to cover the cost of the workbook and reference manual. Pre-registration is requested.

For more information or to register, call Karen Eggers at 1-9304.

Counselors available in Hampton, Williamsburg

The Department of Employee Relations Counselors will meet with interested employees in Hampton on November 14 between 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. and in Williamsburg on November 15 between 8:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The counseling program provides employees outside the Richmond area with an opportunity to meet individually with a staff counselor and to receive assistance in options for dealing with work-related concerns, discussion of applicable state policies, information on the Grievance Procedure, and/or referral for further assistance.

Half-hour appointments must be made in advance. To arrange an appointment, call 1-800-552-9720.

Activist award nominations sought

The Gleitsman Foundation will present five awards of $1,000 each in the memory of Michael Schwerner, Cornell class of 1961, a civil-rights activist who was kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi along with co-workers James Chaney and Andrew Goodman in June 1964.

The awards will be presented to full-time undergraduate college students in the United States who best fulfill the spirit of citizen activism and promote positive solutions for social change.

To nominate someone for the award, call the Service-Learning Center at 1-6964 or stop by the office in 201 Major Williams to pick up a nomination form.

Nomination forms must be postmarked no later than Jan. 15, 1996.

YMCA Crafts Fair on campus this weekend

The YMCA will sponsor the annual Crafts Fair this weekend, November 10-12, in Squires Student Center. The fair is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m.

There will be free parking and shuttle service from Lane Stadium to the fair. Park at the east end, near Southgate Center. Buses will run from the parking lot on the hour and half hour. There will be an eight-minute delay in the bus schedule Friday until 6 p.m. to coincide with the regular campus-circulator bus. Buses return from Newman Library Plaza at 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after each hour.

The first bus leaves Southgate Center at 7:38 a.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The last bus leaves the Library Plaza at 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 5:15 p.m. Sunday.

Refreshments will be served in room 116. A special Afternoon Tea will be held Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The tea, sponsored by YMCA International Programs, will support the YMCA sewing project in Sao Tome, Africa.

Virginia's volcanoes subject of program tonight

James Beard, curator of earth sciences at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, will give an overview of modern volcanoes and will show evidence of volcanoes in Virginia's geologic past tonight, Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History.

The museum is located at 428 N. Main St. No pre-registration is required. For more information, call 1-3001.

Round-Table session today at Warm Hearth

The Gerontology Consortium of Virginia Tech, Radford University, New River Community College, and Warm Hearth Village will hold a round-table session at the Karr Activity Center in Warm Hearth today, Nov. 9, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Joan McLain-Kark, an associate professor in the Department of Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management, will speak on "Visual Barriers To Deter Exiting in an Alzheimer's Unit."

Doctoral student in interior design Rich Randell will speak on a "Hygiene Facility Pilot Study."

One round-table discussion will focus on "How Do We Make Long-Term Care Facilities More Homelike and Less Institutional While Keeping Facility Costs Workable?" led by John R. Sankey, president and CEO of Warm Hearth Village. A second discussion will examine "Addressing Accessibility Issues--The Nordic Perspective" presented by Lennie Scott-Webber, an assistant professor in Department of Housing, Interior Design, and Resource Management.

The Round Table is free and open to anyone interested in concerns of older adults. For more information, call 1-7657.

Lecture today focuses on raising children

James Garbarino, director of the Family Life Development Center and professor of human development and family studies at Cornell University, will visit Virginia Tech today, Nov. 9. He will present a public lecture at 10 a.m. at the DBHCC auditorium based on his latest book, "Raising Children in a Socially Toxic Environment." He will meet with students from across campus to discuss professional, career-development issues in the Wallace Hall atrium at 3:30 p.m. A reception will follow at 4:30 in the Wallace Hall atrium.

Prior to going to Cornell, Garbarino served as president of the Erikson Institute for Advanced Study in Child Development in Chicago, Ill. 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.