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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 04 - September 19, 1996


Thursday, 19

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

YMCA Slide Show, noon, Cranwell Center: "Nicaragua in transition," by Su Clauson-Wicker.

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

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

Friday, 20

Women's Center Program, noon, Price House: "Black American Women: Agents of Change," by Heather Brown, University of Richmond.

Saturday, 21

"With Good Reason," 7:30 a.m., WVTF-FM: "Heal Thyself: Over-the-Counter Drugs and Alternative Medicines," with Graham Patrick, VCU, J. Stuart Moore, Radford, and Anne Gil Taylor, UVa.

CAS donor recognition wall dedication, 10:15 a.m., Major Williams lobby.

Football vs. Rutgers, noon, Lane Stadium.

Sunday, 22

Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown.

YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m.: Meet at Y Parking Lot, 403 Washington St.: Dragon's Tooth, led by Barry Anderson.

Faculty Recital, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: "A Sonata Recital," by David Widder, clarinet, and Mary Louise Hallauer, piano.

Monday, 23

Yom Kippur.

VTU Lively Arts Broadway Series, 7:30 p.m. Burruss auditorium: Grease.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: ...squares on both sides.... Through 9-25.

Tuesday, 24

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: ...squares on both sides.... Through 9-25.

Wednesday, 25

CEUT Activity, 2-5 p.m., DBHCC room F: "Lectures that Keep Learning Alive."

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: ...squares on both sides....

Thursday, 26

YMCA Slide Show, noon, Cranwell Center: "Sabbatical in Lithuania," by Lucy and John Levy.

CEUT Activity, 2-5 p.m., DBHCC room F: "Lectures that Keep Learning Alive."

President's Address, 4 p.m., DBHCC Auditorium


Thursday, 19

Science Study Center, noon, 331 Lane: "The Wreck of the RAC: The End of an Era of Public Involvement in Science Policy," by Doris T. Zallen.

Physics/Science Study Center, 3:30 p.m., 2030 Pamplin: "Prof. Henry, Mr. Faraday, and the Hunt for Electromagnetic Induction," by Albert E. Moyer.

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "Randomization and Meta-Analysis: Replicated Complete Block Designs," by Klaus Hinkelmann.

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

Friday, 20

Molecular Cell Biology/Biotechnology Program, noon, 102 Fralin: "Paramutation at the Maize r Locus: Plants Fight Back?" by William B. Eggleston, VCU.

Botany, 4 p.m., 1076 Derring: "Increasing Frequency of Potentially Toxic Phytoplankton Blooms in the Chesapeake Bay," by Harold G. Marshall, ODU.

Monday, 23

Forestry, 3 p.m., Fralin auditorium: TBA, by Luci LeBel and John Auel.

Economics, 3:30 p.m., 3008 Pamplin: "Bangladesh: A Dynamic Policy Model with a Numerical Implementation," by Andrew Feltenstein.

Biochemistry, 4 p.m., 223 Engel: "The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle: Molecules, Mechanisms, and Mathematical Models," by John Tyson.

Horticulture, 4 p.m., 102 Saunders: "Factors Influencing Anther Culture of Potato," by Eduard Chani.

Tuesday, 24

BEV, 4 p.m., 303 Holden: "Teaching and Learning in a Virtual School: The Impact of the Internet in the K-12 Classroom," by Melissa Matusevich.

Wednesday, 25

Microbiology/Immunology, 4 p.m., 1076 Derring: "Site Directed Mutagenesis of the Ncd Microtubule Motor Protein," by Bill Schmidt.

Science Study Center, 4 p.m., 304 McBryde: "The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Global Change Research Program: Power, Funding, and Public Participation," by Franz Foltz.

ESM, 4:30 p.m., 136 Norris: "An Elastic Model of Composite Biological Membranes," by Alexander A. Spector, Johns Hopkins.

Thursday, 26

Science Study Center, noon, 132 Lane: "Risk Assessment: Is There a Difference Between Ethical Rationality and Scientific Rationality?" by Deborah Mayo.

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "A Generalized Fourier Analysis of Time Series Data," by Robert Foutz.

Entomology, 4 p.m., 220 Price: "Tick-borne Disease in Virginia," by Suzanne Jenkins, Virginia Department of Health.

Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Iceland: A Spreading Episode and Volcanism," by Selwyn Sacks, Carnegie Institution of Washington.


Water topic of museum program

The Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History will present "Earth's Water, Our Water," tonight, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the museum, 428 Main Street.

A 20-minute National Geographic video, "Reflections on Water," will be followed by a discussion exploring our views on water resources and the natural environment. For more information call 1-6476.

Fall medical screenings offered

The CommonHealth program is offering fall medical screenings from October 2-4. This is the last time screenings will be offered until summer 1998.

The screening checks total cholesterol, good cholesterol, bad cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, and weight.

The screening costs $5 for an employee or retiree and $7 for an employee or retiree and any number of adult (18+ years) family members living in the same household.

To schedule a screening, call 1-7810 between now and September 23, or attend an employee meeting in the Bowman Room of Jamerson Athletic Center September 24 from 10-11 a.m. or 4-5 p.m.; September 25 from 11 a.m.-noon or 1-2 p.m.; or September 26 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration is also available at one of the following locations: September 27, 9-10:30 a.m., 1810 Litton Reaves, and 3-5 p.m.; 325 Burruss; or September 30, 8-9 a.m., Physical Plant classroom, or noon-1:30 p.m., 101 War Memorial Hall.

Tobacco subject of lecture

D. Debethizy, director of pharmacology at RJR Nabisco in Winston-Salem, N.C., will make a presentation titled "Using Metabolic Endpoints During Development of a New Tobacco Product" on Thursday, Sep. 19 at 3 p.m. in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's "Heritage Room."

Plant give-away, sale scheduled

The horticulture Gardens will open its beds of annual plants for free give-away Friday, Sept. 27, at 5:15 p.m. Bring your own trowel and boxes. The event will be held rain or shine.

This sale is a fund raiser for the general operations and maintenance of the Virginia Tech Horticulture Gardens.

The gardens are located at the corner of West Campus Drive and Washington St., adjacent to the greenhouses. Parking around the gardens is limited, so please use the Litton-Reaves lot across the street.

Faculty/Guest Artist Recital scheduled

A Faculty/Guest Artist Recital will be presented Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in Squires Recital Salon featuring David Jacobsen, flute, Caryl Worthington Conger, piano, and Robert Trent, guitar.

The program includes the Beethoven Violin Sonata Opus 12, No. 2, Charles Marie Widor's Suite, Opus 34, Histoire du Tango by Astor Piazolla and will finish with Lowell Liebermann's Sonata, Opus 23.

Ticket prices are $5 and can be purchased at the door only. For more information, call 1-5200.

School of the Arts presents Proteus

Five brass, jazz woodwind, and percussion instruments make up the chamber ensemble Proteus, performing Wednesday, September 25, at 8 p.m. in the Squires Recital Salon. Proteus is hosted and presented by the Virginia Tech Department of Music.

Proteus will perform old and new classical and jazz music arranged for and by the ensemble's members.

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

Workshop production planned

The Theatre Arts-University Theatre will present ...squares on both sides..., a workshop production directed by J. Thomas Bailey, an undergraduate theatre arts major. The show runs September 23-25 at 8 p.m. in 204 Performing Arts Building.

...squares on both sides ... is based on the writings of William S. Burroughs. In the 1960s, Burroughs helped pave the way for the post-structuralism and deconstructist movements in literature by experimenting with fragmented narrative challenging the mainstream of Western thought. Admission to ...squares on both sides ... is free, but seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested. Due to subject matter, this workshop is suggested for mature audiences only. For more information, call 1-5200.

CPI workshop offered

University Leadership Development (ULD) is offering a new one-day Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) workshop with emphasis on Meeting Management and Organizational Communication. The workshop is scheduled for Oct. 1, 1996, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. This new workshop is second in a series of training and education programs and builds on learnings and material presented in our first CPI offering. Participation in the first CPI offering is not required, however, it is recommended.

The day-long workshop, conducted by Steve VanAken and Dick Harshberger, director of ULDP, focuses on meeting management skills and organizational communication. Participants will receive information and training on how to plan, manage, and conduct a meeting. Additionally, participants will receive instruction on how to improve and manage organizational communication. Meeting management and organizational communication will be linked to our model of continuous process improvement.

Training will include video instruction, activities, lecture and anecdotes, participant sharing of problems and solutions, and a communication-style inventory.

Registration is required. There will be a $25-per-person fee charged to cover the cost of the manual and incidental expenses. ISR's or personal checks will be accepted and must be received by September 25. Morning and afternoon breaks will be provided. For reservations, contact Sue Fast by at 1-6727 or by E-mail, fast@vt.edu. Enrollment will be limited.