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Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 08 - October 15, 1998


Thursday, 15
YMCA Slide Show, 12:10 p.m., Cranwell Center: "Ministry in Russia," by Dick Arnold.
Science and Technology Studies Center Lunch Discussion, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 132 Lane: "Technology, Selfhood, and the Sport Utility Vehicle," by Andrew Gardner.
Toxicology, 3 p.m., VMRCVM Heritage Room: "Ecotoxicology and the State of the World," by John Cairns.
IEEE Society Program, 5:30 p.m., 113 McBryde, Computer Pioneer Award presented to Irving John Good.
Staff Senate Meeting, 5:30 p.m. 1810 Litton-Reaves.
Friday, 16
Salary and Wage Paydate.
Last Day to resign.
International Club Coffee Hour, 5 p.m., Cranwell Center: "Workers' Rights as Human Rights," by Edward Weisband.
TAUT Production, 7 p.m., Architecture research and development facility: "Out of Space," by Nicole Mitchell.
Student Recital, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Joe Ehrenberger.
Saturday, 17
YMCA Hike, 9 a.m., Meet in Parking lot at 403 Washington St.: Angel's Rest. Leader-Barry Anderson, 639-1018.
Football, 1 p.m., Lane Stadium: Temple.
Sunday, 18
Hispanic Heritage Month, 5 p.m. Black Cultural Center: 126 Squires: Closing reception.
Monday, 19
Soup and Substance, noon, 116 Squires: "Issues for Muslims in America," by Ra'id Awadallah.
University Council Meeting, 3-5 p.m., 116 Squires.
Tuesday, 20
Family Support Program: noon to 1 p.m., DBHCC conference room A: "Talking to Your Infant or Toddler" by Jane Abraham.
Violence Against Women Discussion Series, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Women's Center: "Against Our Will: Campus Rape."
Toxicology, 3 p.m., 291 VMRCVM: Drug-development decision making, by Scott Witte, Novartis Animal Health.
Faculty Senate Meeting, 7 p.m., 32 Pamplin.
VTU Program, 7:30 p.m., Burruss auditorium: "Fiddler on the Roof."
Wednesday, 21
YMCA "Mornings," 9:30 a.m., Luther Memorial Church: Asian Cooking.
Organization of Women Faculty Lunch, noon-1 p.m., DBHCC dining room.
CEUT/STS Forum, 3 p.m., Hillcrest Dining Room: "Universities in a Digitalized, Globalized Context: Decentering Academe without Destroying It," by Jean Claude Guedon, University of Montreal.
"With Good Reason," 7 p.m., WVTF: "Male Call: Domestic Violence and Post-Modern Man," by Robert Miller, Chris Kilmartin, Mary Washington, and William Fals-Stewart, ODU.
Thursday, 22
Slide Show, noon, Cranwell International Center: "Japan," by Chie Komai.

CEUT Video-conference, 12:30-2:30, Fralin Biotech Center: "Learner-Centered Environment."


Thursday, 15
Physics, 3:30 p.m., 2030 Pamplin: "What if the Universe Doesn't Have Enough Matter?" by Joanne Cohn, Illinois.
Entomology, 4-5 p.m., 220 Price: "Symbiosis and Competition: Complex Interactions Between Beetles Fungi, and Mites," by Kier D. Klepzig, Forest Service.
Friday, 16
Geographic Society, 3 p.m., 136 McBryde: "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Antarctica But Were Afraid to Ask," by Alan Moore.
MSE, 3 p.m., 110 Holden: "Statistical Optimization and Analysis of X-ray Rocking Curves: Application to Epitaxial Alloys of Silicon, Germanium, and Gallium Arsenide," by Thomas Staley.
Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Use of Engineering Geophysics for Karst Terrain Investigations," by Gordon Matheson
Theoretical Physics, 4 p.m., 122 Robeson: Topic TBA, by Martin Howard.
Monday, 19
Geological Sciences, noon, 2044 Derring: "The Role of Iron in Mantle Minerals," by Nancy Ross.
Biochemistry, 4 p.m., 223 Engel: "Structure and Function of Bacterial Non-Heme Iron Proteins," by Don Kurtz, Georgia.
Horticulture, 4 p.m., 409 Saunders: "Publishing in Refereed Journals."
Tuesday, 20
Geological Sciences, noon, 2044 Derring: "Minerals Under Pressure," by Nancy Ross.
Digital Libraries, 3:30 p.m. Newman Board Room: "Scholarly Communications" by Gail McMillan.
Electrical and Computer Engineering, 3:30 p.m., 300 Whittemore: A History of Optical Communications," by Tingye Lee.
Wednesday, 21
English, 4 p.m., 300 Williams: "The Strange History Surrounding John Haslam's Illustrations of Madness, the First Clinical Record of Schizophrenia in England, and its Vexed Position as a Proto-text for Modernism," by David Toomey.
ESM, 4 p.m., 136 Norris: "Role of Mechanical Analysis in Microelectronics Product Development," by B. Han, Clemson.
Electrical and Computer Engineering, 5:15 p.m., 349 Whittemore: "Nonlinear Gain Scheduling Technique in Designing Parallel Sources," by S. Ye.
Thursday, 22
Statistics/Economics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson, "The Problem of Multicollinearity Revisited: Statistical Parametrizitations vs. Ceteris Paribus Clauses," by Aris Spanoss.
Electrical and Computer Engineering, 4 p.m., 654 Whittemore: "A W-Band Integrated Monopulse Radar Receiver," by Sanjay Raman.
Entomology, 4-5 p.m., 220 Price: "Pollen Taste Sensation as a Guide to Diabroticite Beetle Control," by Chris Mullin, Penn State.