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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 03 - September 12, 1996


Thursday, 12

Museum of Natural History Program, 428 N. Main St.: "Schoolyard Natural History Workshop for Science Educators."

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

Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Association, 7 p.m., 345 Squires: "Bring Your Own Rig Night."

Friday, 13

Women's Center Reading, noon, Women's Center: A Farm Melody: The Wisdom of Mumma, by Detine Bowers.

Rosh Hashanah Begins at Sundown.

Saturday, 14

Rosh Hashanah.

"With Good Reason," 7:30 a.m., WVTF-FM: "E Pluribus Unum? Divisiveness and Defining America," with James Davison Hunter, UVa, and G. William Whitehurst, ODU.

Football at Boston College, 12:30 p.m.

University Chamber Music and Audubon Quartet Series, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: New River Chamber Winds.

Sunday, 15

Rosh Hashanah.

University Chamber Music and Audubon Quartet Series, 3 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: New River Chamber Winds.

Monday, 16

Faculty and Staff Paydate.

Voter Registration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires Student Center.

University Council, 3-5 p.m., 1045 Derring Hall.

Tuesday, 17

Engineering EXPO, noon-5 p.m., Squires.

Faculty Senate, 7 p.m., 32 Pamplin.

Wednesday, 18

Engineering EXPO, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires


Thursday, 19

Armory Art Gallery Opening: "Maryann Harman, Landscape Paintings and Watercolors." Through 10-19.

Staff Senate Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 1810 Litton Reeves.

Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History Program, 7:30 p.m., 428 N. Main Street : "Tracking the Earth's Water Supply," National Geographic documentary followed by moderated discussion.


Thursday, 12

Science Study Center, noon, 132 Lane: "An STS Student's Experience in State Government, or, How to get a Governor's Fellowship and Spend the Summer Networking in Richmond," by Mary Ellen Jones.

Human-Computer Interaction Center, 3:30 p.m., 207 Norris: "Scenario-based Design: What? Why? How?" by John M. Carroll.

Physics, 3:30 p.m., 2030 Pamplin: "The Physics of DNA Motions During Gel Electrophoresis in Pulsed Fields," by George Holzwarth, Wake Forest.

Entomology, 4 p.m., 220 Price: "Systematics of the Spider Genera Mallos and Mexitlia:: Testing Phylogenetic Hypotheses," by Jason Bond.

Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Emplacement and Crystallization of Granitic Magmas and the Genesis of Porphyry Copper-Gold Deposits," by Robert Bodnar.

Friday, 13

ESM, 2 p.m., 1002 Pamplin: "Non-perturbative Finite Element Method for Stochastic Structures," by Yongjian Ren, Florida Atlantic.

Botany, 4 p.m., 1076 Derring: "What's Killing Our Honeybees and Will Plant Pollination Suffer?" by Richard Fell.

Monday, 16

Forestry, 3 p.m., Fralin auditorium: "The Coevolution of Human Society and Natural Systems," by John Cairns.

Biochemistry, 4 p.m., 223 Engel: "DNA Repair in Radiation Resistant Deinococcus radiodurants," by John Battista, LSU-Baton Rouge.

Wednesday, 18

Parenting, noon, 404 Clay St.: "Child Safety," by Karen Eggers.

Microbiology/Immunology, 4 p.m., 1076 Derring: "Taxol Mediated Changes in Tumor-induced Immune Cell Function," by David Mullins.

Thursday, 19

Science Study Center, noon, 132 Lane: "The Wreck of the RAC: The End of an Era of Public Involvement in Science Policy," by Doris Zallen.

Entomology, 4 p.m., 220 Price: "An Entomologist's Business Autobiography," by Wayne Surles.


Voter registration available on campus

The YMCA and the Montgomery County League of Women Voters are sponsoring voter registration at Squires Student Center Monday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All Blacksburg residents who are U.S. citizens are encouraged to register if they have not yet done so.

Clarinet, piano recital scheduled

David Widder, professor of clarinet, and Mary Louise Hallauer, associate professor of music, will present "A Sonata Recital" Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. in Squires Recital Salon.

The program features three sonatas for clarinet and piano: Johannes Brahams' Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor, Opus 120, No. 1; Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Opus 128; and Robert Muczynski's Time Pieces.

Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the performance only. For more information, call 1-5200.