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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 13 - November 21, 1996


Thursday, 21

YMCA Slide Show, noon, Cranwell Center: "B and B in Britain," by Christine and Jack Muench.

CAS Open House, 3-5 p.m., Arts and Sciences Administration Building.

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

CAUS Video, 7 p.m., 100 Hancock: Renaissance Florence.

Indian Film Screening, 7:30 p.m., 102 GBJ: When Women Unite: The Story of an Uprising.

Friday, 22

Women's Basketball vs. UNC-Greensboro, 4 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

International Club Coffee Hour, 5-7 p.m., Cranwell Center.

Saturday, 23

Thanksgiving Break Begins. Through 12-1.

"With Good Reason," 7:30 a.m., WVTF-FM: "The First Thanksgiving and Virginia's Native American Tribes," with James Axtall, W&M, and Helen Rountree, ODU.

Hokies for the Hungry, 9 a.m., Lane Stadium.

Football vs. West Virginia, noon, Lane Stadium.

Men's Basketball vs. Court Authority, 4 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

Sunday, 24

YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., meet at Y parking lot: Alta Mons, led by Barry Anderson.

Wednesday, 27

Salary and Wage Paydate.

University offices close at noon.

Thursday, 28

Thanksgiving Holiday for Faculty and Staff.

Friday, 29

Thanksgiving Holiday for Faculty and Staff.

Women's Basketball at Rainbow Wahine Classic, Honolulu.

Football vs. Virginia, 2:30 p.m., Lane Stadium.

Men's Basketball at Big Island Invitational, Hilo, Hawaii.

Saturday, 30

"With Good Reason," 7:30 a.m., WVTF-FM: "Searching for the Promised Land: History of Jews in Virginia," with Myron Berman, Phyllis Leffler, UVa, and Mel Urofsky, VCU.

Women's Basketball at Rainbow Wahine Classic, Honolulu.

Men's Basketball at Big Island Invitational, Hilo, Hawaii.


Sunday, 1

Thanksgiving Break Ends.

Women's Basketball at Rainbow Wahine Classic, Honolulu.

YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., meet at Y parking lot: Indian Run Walk, led by Su Clauson Wicker.

Men's Basketball at Big Island Invitational, Hilo, Hawaii.

Student Recital, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Jason Price, trumpet.

Monday, 2

University Council, 3-5 p.m., 1045 Pamplin.

Tuesday, 3

VTU Production, 7:30 p.m., Burruss auditorium: A Christmas Carol.

Thursday, 5

Art Gallery Exhibit Opening, Armory Gallery: Student Projects. Through 12-11.

Holidays at Smithfield, 2-6 p.m., Smithfield Plantation. Through 12-89.

Take Our Daughters to Work Committee Meeting, 5-5:30 p.m., Women's Center, Price House.

Women's Basketball vs. James Madison, 5:45 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

CAUS Video, 7 p.m., 100 Hancock: Michelangelo.

Men's Basketball vs. East Tennessee State, 8 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

TAUT Studio Workshop, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: The Poorhouse. Through 12-7.


Thursday, 21

Geological Sciences, noon, 4052 Derring: "Modeling Multifluid Systems with the STOMP (Subsurface Transport Over Multiple Phases) Simulator," by Mart Oostrom, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Science Study Center, 12:30 p.m., 132 Lane: "The Psychological Round Table, 1936-1940: A Case Study of Scientific Society," by Gary Hardcastle.

Human-Computer Interaction Center, 3:30 p.m., 218 McBryde: "Why Can't the Computer Just Give Me the Information I Need? Designing Interactive Information-Retrieval Systems for End-Users," by Jurgen Keonemann.

Physics, 3:30 p.m., 2030 Pamplin: "Interferometry in Space," by Tony Minter, National Radio Astronomy Observatory.

Entomology, 4 p.m., 220 Price: "Molecular Systematics of Mosquitoes," by Dawn Wesson, Tulane.

Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Structural and Depositional Setting of the Lake Proterozoic Mechum River Formation, Virginia," by Chuck Bailey, William and Mary.

Friday, 22

Biochemistry, noon, 223 Engel: "Fantastic Crystal Structures of Amazing Metalloproteins," by Jeff Bolin, Purdue.

Geological Sciences, 3 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Investigation of Trichloroethylene (TCE) Removal Using Conventional and Surfactant Flushing Techniques," by Mart Oostrom, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Biochemistry, 4 p.m., 223 Engel: "NMR Analysis of Phospho-Tyrosine Control of Protein-Protein Interaction," by Carol Post, Purdue.

Botany, 4 p.m., 1076 Derring: "In the Dark: Can Tree Seedlings Survive in the Heterogeneous Light Environment Under Rhododendron maximum L," by Shawn Semones.


Monday, 2

Biochemistry, 4 p.m., 223 Engel: "Structural Mosaicism in the Plasma Membrane Revealed by Single Particle Tracking Measurement of Membrane Components," by Ken Jacobsen, UNC.

CSES, 4 p.m., 232 Smyth: TBA, by Michael Brosius.

Horticulture, 4 p.m., 102 Saunders: "Occurrence of Grapevine Bud Necrosis as a Result of Carbohydrate Deprivation," by Lakshmi Vasudevan.

Wednesday, 4

PPWS, 4 p.m., 503 Price: "Alternaria Blotch of Apple," by Doug Harris.

Science Study Center, 4 p.m., 304 McBryde: TBA, by David Murphree.

Thursday, 5

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "New Extensions of Classical Multidimensional Scaling," by Michael Trosset, Rice.

Biology, 4 p.m., 300 Whittemore: "Transcriptional and Post-transcriptional Control of Photosynthetic Membrane Formation in Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.1," by Sam Kaplan, University of Texas Medical School.

Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: TBA, by Janet Herman, UVa.

Science Study Center, 4 p.m., 218 McBryde: "A Defense of Individualism in Feminist Epistemology," by Louise Antony, UNC-Chapel Hill.


Women's Center to screen new documentary

On Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a screening of a new documentary film from India, "When Women Unite: The Story of an Uprising." The film will be shown in 102 Johnston Student Center and will be followed by a discussion with one of the film makers, Nata Duvvury. For more information, call 1-7806.

Black Cultural Center plans jazz, poetry night

The Black Cultural Center invites the university community to express its thoughts through poetry and prose accompanied by a live jazz band. The performance is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Black Cultural Center.

Performers must sign up by December 5 at the Black Cultural Center in Squires, or by calling 1-5355. There is no fee for performing or attending the performance.

For more information, call Chandra Cain at 1-5355 or send e-mail to cainc@vt.edu.

Holidays at Smithfield planned

Holidays at Smithfield will be celebrated December 5-8. Live musical entertainment, traditional craft and baking demonstrations, storytellers, a juried flower show, and refreshments are planned at the restored Colonial-era residence built by Col. William Preston in 1773. In addition, the Smithfield Museum Store and annual Holiday Greenery Sale will be open all four days, and Susanna's Tea Shoppe will be open on Saturday and Sunday.

The festivities begin Thursday, Dec. 5, with a National Council of State Garden Clubs Inc. Standard Flower Show, titled "Walking Through a Colonial Christmas." The show will feature artistic and creativity designs as well as horticultural and educational exhibits.

Colonial-era craft demonstrations will be offered throughout the house on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Additional craftsmen and storytellers will be featured in the reconstructed Weaver's Cabin, a log structure adjacent to the main house.

Hours for the programs are 2-6 p.m. daily. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Those who wish may enjoy a seated tea with homemade savories and sweets in Susanna's Tea Shoppe on Saturday and Sunday for an additional charge.

A reduced-rate four-day pass is available from the plantation's museum store through Sunday, Dec. 1. This pass, $6 for adults and $3 for students, allows repeated visits to all programs except the tea shoppe.

For more information, call 1-3947.

Marching Virginians sponsor food drive

The Marching Virginians will sponsor a massive canned-food drive in conjunction with the football game versus West Virginia Saturday, Nov. 23. The goal of the Hokies for the Hungry drive is 50,000 cans of food.

Drop-off points for the canned goods will be set up at Squires, outside Lane Stadium, and across campus where tailgate pep bands will be stationed prior to the noon kickoff. All contributions will be distributed through the Montgomery County Christmas Store.

ILL department to close for winter break

The ILL department of Newman Library will be closed from December 21-January 2. Materials may be picked up during library hours at the Photocopy Service Window.

DERC to visit Chesapeake/Norfolk area

The Department of Employee Relations Counselors will meet with interested employees in Melfa on Dec. 5, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Highway; Virginia Beach on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Center in classroom 1 of Suite 401 in Pembroke Four at the Pembroke Office Park; and in Norfolk on Thursday, Dec. 12, 10:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. in the meeting room of the Larchmont Branch Library, 6525 Hampton Boulevard.

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 the Department of Employee Relations Counselors at 1-800-552-9720.