Spectrum - Volume 21 Issue 10 October 29, 1998 - ACTIVITIES

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Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 10 - October 29, 1998

Thursday, 29
Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Squires Student Center.
YMCA Slide Show, noon, Cranwell International Center: "Narrowboating on an English Canal," by Jack and Sandi Webster.
Science and Technology Studies Center Discussion, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 132 Lane: "What's Going on in 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.
Marketing Club Benefit, 4:30 p.m., Drillfield: Musical Chairs to benefit the Lyric Theatre.
Women's Center Program, 5 p.m., Women's Center: "Speak Out on Sexual Assault."
Writer's Harvest Benefit, 7 p.m., Volume Two Bookstore.
TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: "Total Abandon."
Friday, 30
Salary and Wage Paydate.
International Club Coffee Hour, 5 p.m., Cranwell Center, speaker Thomas Debass, "The Rising Nation of Eritrea: New Hope on the Horn of Africa."
Music Ensemble Concert, 8 p.m. Squires Old Dominion Ballroom: University Concert Choir and Meistersingers.
TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: "Total Abandon."
Saturday, 31
Football, 1 p.m., Lane Stadium: WVU.
Sunday, 1
Hospitality Conference , DBHCC: Through November 3.
Labyrinth Walks, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Squires Commonwealth Ballroom.
YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., Parking lot at 403 Washington St.: Flat Peter Loop..
Student Recital, 3 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Valerie Byrnside and Brad Barber.
Book Reading and Signing, 7 p.m., Volume Two Bookstore: Author Lee Abbott
Monday, 2
Art Exhibit Opening, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Women's Center.
Soup and Substance, noon, 116 Squires: "Current Trends in Low-cost Housing," by Janaka Casper, VMH.
University Council Meeting, 3-5 p.m., 1045 Pamplin.
Tuesday, 3
Hospitality and Tourism Management Plenary Session, 11 a.m., DBHCC auditorium: "Trends in Technology and Information Sharing," by Michael Olsen.
Family Support Office Activity, noon-1:30 p.m., 1820 University City Blvd.
VTU Program, 7:30 p.m., Burruss auditorium: "Stars of the Shanghai Acrobatic Theatre."
Wednesday, 4
YMCA "Mornings," 9:30 a.m., Luther Memorial Church : Food Safety.
Men's Basketball, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.
"With Good Reason," 7 p.m., WVTF: "`Gross Me Out': Sick Jokes and Halloween Horror Stories."
Thursday, 5
Women in Mathematics Career Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Math Emporium.
Art Exhibit Opening, noon-5 p.m., Armory Gallery.
Slide Show, noon, Cranwell Center: "Peacework and the YMCA in Belize."
Women's Basketball, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.
Excellence in Education Conference, 7:30 p.m., DBHCC.


Thursday, 29
Physics, 3:30 p.m., 2030 Pamplin: "Contrasts Between Equilibrium and Steady States: What Can We Learn From a Simple Model, Driven Far from Equilibrium?" by Royce Zia.
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.
Friday, 30
Highlands in Chemistry, 11 a.m., 3 Davidson: "Processing of Nanostructured Organic/Inorganic Composites Through Self-Assembly," by Ilban Aksay, Princeton.
CEUT/International, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.. DBHCC room C: Faculty international experiences.
MCBB, noon, 102 Fralin: "Synaptic Targeting of Protein Kinases and Protein Phosphatase," by Roger Colbran, Vanderbilt.
MSE , 3 p.m., 110 Holden: "Cavity Growth Behavior of Structural Ceramics in Transient Creep State," by Leland Allen, Princeton.
Science and Technology Studies Center, 4-5:30 p.m., 132 Lane: "Does Aristotle Do Experiments?" by Chris Cosans.
Monday, 2
Economics, 3:30-5 p.m., 2002 Pamplin: "The Effects of Minimum Wage on the Distribution of Family Incomes: A Non-Parametric Analysis," by David Neumark, Michigan State.
Biochemistry, 4 p.m., 223 Engel: "Sniffing Ammonia: Signal Transduction Mechanisms in Nitrogen-Fixing Protobacteria," by Christina Kennedy, Arizona.
CSES, 4 p.m., 331 Smyth : "The Effects of Auxins on Callus Proliferation and Plant Regeneration in Avena Tissue," by Leslie Glover.
Horticulture, 4 p.m., 409 Saunders: "State of the Vegetable Industry and Vegetable Marketing in Virginia," by J.S. Caldwell and C.R. O'Dell.
Tuesday, 3
Digital Libraries , 3:30 p.m. Newman Board Room: "Electronic Notebooks: Data, Technology, and Policy," by Raymond E. Dessy.
Electrical and Computer Engineering, 3:30 p.m., 300 Whittemore: "Investigations into Nonlinear Controls," by Ali Nayfeh.
Wednesday, 4
Science and Technology Studies Center, 4-5:30 p.m., 132 Lane: "Incommensurability and Progress, Or theft and honest Toil in Science," by Mike Kruse.
English, 4 p.m., 300 Williams: "Dismemberment, Cannibalism, and the Pursuit of Perfection: Bibliomania and the Biblioography of Caxton's First Edition of Canterbury Tales ," by Dan Mosser.
Electrical and Computer Engineering, 5:15 p.m., 349 Whittemore: "Charge Pump PFC Electronic Ballast," by F. Tao.
Thursday, 5
MSE , 3 p.m., 110 Holden: TBA, by Bala Radhakrishnan, Oak Ridge National Lab.
Electrical and Computer Engineering, 4 p.m., 654 Whittemore: "Optical and Electronic Properties of Self-Assembled Thin Series," by Y. Liu.
Entomology, 4-5 p.m., 220 Price: "The Effects of Logging on Aquatic Insects: A Southern Appalachian Perspective," by Paul Wagner.
Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Use of Metaphors in Teaching Geology," by Susan Eriksson.