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Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 09 - October 22, 1998


Thursday, 22
DBHCC Italian Buffet Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., DBHCC
Slide Show, noon, Cranwell International Center: "Japan," by Chie Komai.
CEUT Video-conference, 12:30-2:30, Fralin Biotech Center: "Learner-Centered Environment."
Friday, 23
VTMMUG Charrette, 2:30-4 p.m., 1670 Litton Reaves: "The Electronic Charrette: Tools and Processes in Support of On-line Community Building and Design Collaboration," by William George Paul.
Economics Program, 3:30-5 p.m., 2002 Pamplin: "Teachers, Schools and Academic Achievement," by Eric Hanushek, Rochester.
International Club Coffee Hour, 5 p.m., Cranwell Center: "Social Capital and Global Development: Lessons from Africa," by Efiong Etuk.
Saturday, 24
Admissions Open House.
Football, 7 p.m., at UAB
YMCA Hike, 9 a.m., parking lot, 403 Washington St.: Dismal Falls. Leaders: Bill and Linda Hohenboken.
CROP Walk, 9 a.m., starting at the Memorial Chapel.
Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History Program, 11 a.m.-noon, VTMNH, "Stream Critters Science Saturday for Kids,"
Student Recital, 3 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Bill Abernathy.
Sunday, 25
Admissions Open House.
Student Recital, 3 p.m., Presbyterian Church: Stephanie Watts.
Monday, 26
Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires
Soup and Substance, noon, 116 Squires: "What is Fundamentalism?" by Brian Britt.
Economics Program, 3:30-5 p.m., 2002 Pamplin: "Lobbying," by Rob Giles.
Labyrinth Discussion, 8 p.m., 321 McBryde: "Why Are 20th Century American Women Attracted to Modes of Medieval Spirituality?" by Darleen Pryd.
Music Ensemble Concert, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: University Percussion and Marimba Ensemble.
Tuesday, 27
Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires.
Office of Family Support Program: noon to 1 p.m., DBHCC conference room A: "Exploring Life and Love with Your Adolescent," by Sheila Heath, New River Valley Community Services.
Violence Against Women Discussion Series, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Women's center: "Wings Like a Dove,"
Interactive Reading and Discussion, 7:30, Squires Haymarket Theatre: Author Gloria Naylor.
Wednesday, 28
Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires.
YMCA "Mornings," 9:30 a.m., Luther Memorial Church: "Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins."
Financial Teleconference, 2-3:30 p.m., DBHCC auditorium: "Reaching Your Financial Goals: Tips From Experts."
"With Good Reason," 7 Electron '98: Searching for the Ideal Candidate.
Women's Center, 7:30 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "Crimes against Nature," by Chris Kilmartin.
Thursday, 29
Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires.
Slide Show, noon, Cranwell Center: "Narrowboating on an English Canal," by Jack and Sandi Webster.
Science and Technology Studies Center Lunch Discussion, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 132 Lane, "What's Going On at the History of Science Society and Philosophy of Science Association?"
Toxicology Program, 3 p.m., VMRCVM Heritage Room: "Risk Assessment for the Protection of Human Health," by Janice Longstreth, Institute for Global Risk Research.
Women's Center Program, 5 p.m., Women's Center: "Speak Out on Sexual Assault."

Thursday, 22
Statistics/Economics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson, "The Problem of Multicollinearity Revisited: Statistical Parametrizitations vs. Ceteris," 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.
Friday, 23
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 Jerry Chuang.
Communications Studies, 3:30-4:30 p.m.,Hillcrest Honors Conference Room: "Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies," by Stephen R. Prince.
Monday, 26
CSES, 4 p.m., 331 Smyth: "Blue Mold in Virginia Tobacco, Then and Now," by Lee Wright.
Horticulture, 4 p.m., 409 Saunders: "Refined Blackberry Shift Trellis (Lars) and Primocane Training System," by Herb Stiles Southern Piedmont AREC.
Microbiology/Immunology, 4 p.m., 102 Fralin: "Regulation of Expression of Clostridium Perfringens Enterotoxin," by Stephen Melville, UT-Memphis.
Tuesday, 27
Digital Libraries, 3:30 p.m. Newman board room: "Remote Usability Evaluation for Post-deployment Usability Improvement," by H. Rex Hartson.
Wednesday, 28
CEUT, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., DBHCC conference room C: International colloquium.
Electrical and Computer Engineering, 5:15 p.m., 349 Whittemore: "Electronic Packing: An Integral Part of CPES Commitment to Power Electronics Research," by G.Q. Lu
Thursday, 29
Entomology, 4-5 p.m., 220 Price: "How Do Mosquitoes Decide Where to Lay Eggs? A Tale of Confusion and Infusion," by Charles Apperson, N.C. State.