VOLUME 32, NUMBER 7 THURSDAY, October 5, 2000

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BPO to appear in Slee


"Pipe Dreams," a special concert for organ and orchestra featuring the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday in Slee Concert Hall on the North Campus.

Jesse Levine will be guest conductor and violist. Roland E. Martin, a member of the UB Department of Music faculty, will be organist.

Featured selections will be Adagio in G Minor for Organ and Orchestra by Albinoni, Telemann's Viola Concerto in G Major, Rheinberger's Concerto No. 2 for Organ and Orchestra in G Major and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 5 in D Major, "Reformation."

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for faculty and staff members, $12 for teachers and $5 for students.

For tickets, call 885-5000.

Delany to read at literary series

Popular memoirist and science-fiction novelist Samuel "Chip" Delany will read from his work during a session of the "Wednesdays at 4 PLUS" literary series, to be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Screening Room of the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

A member of the UB Poetics Program faculty, Delany is an influential author of science-fiction, which is surprising given his outsider status as a gay man and an African American. In the past few years, he has garnered much critical acclaim as a memoirist as well.

Delany's first novel was "The Jewels of Aptor." By age 26, he had won four Nebula Awards before briefly bowing out in the late '60s to explore a musical career. He returned to write an intellectually challenging series of books that included one of his most famous and critically applauded novels, "Dahlgren," an apocalyptic tale whose bisexual theme reflected the concerns of the author's private life. The gender-bending "Triton: An Ambiguous Hertopia" (1976) followed.

In his 1988 memoir, "The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village, 1957-1965," Delany described the subterranean sexual life of New York City, as well as his own forays into that realm. This was followed by several more novels, many works of short fiction and scores of articles and critical essays.

"Ash of Stars: On the Writing of Samuel R. Delany," a book of essays edited by James Sallis, was published in 1996.

For further program information, call 645-3810.

UUP meeting set

The Buffalo Center Chapter of United University Professions, the union representing SUNY faculty and professional-staff members, will hold a membership meeting Tuesday in Pistachio's in the Student Union on the North Campus.

A cash bar will be open from 5:15-5:45 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner. The business portion of the meeting will take place after dinner.

Although the cost of the dinner is subsidized entirely by the union, reservations must be made today by calling 645-2013.

Art department to offer workshops

The Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences will offer a five-to-six-week series of workshops, beginning in late October, for members of the public interested in working with UB faculty members.

The workshops, offered by the art department's Enrichment Program in Art, are designed to provide serious high-school students, teachers (of any discipline), amateurs and artists of all ages the opportunity to interact with professional, knowledgeable instructors and technicians from the university.

The workshops will be offered in a variety of media, including computer graphics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and photography.

Sessions will take place on weeknights and Saturdays in the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

The registration deadline is Oct. 16.

For further information, contact Nancy Thayer at 645-6878, ext. 1236.

"Mini-vet" course set to start on Oct. 19

UB will hold another session of its mini-veterinary medicine course beginning Oct. 19.

The sessions will meet from 7-9 p.m. on five consecutive Thursdays in Butler Auditorium, 150 Farber Hall, in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on the South Campus.

The course is held under the auspices of UB's Mini-Medical School and the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society. It is sponsored by Esther and Don Davis.

Sessions will be conducted by local veterinarians.

The registration deadline is Oct. 16. For forms and information, call 829-2196.

Garofalo to perform

Comedienne Janeane Garofalo, who has affectionately been referred to as "the patron saint of alternative comedy," will perform on Oct. 21 as part of UB's Family and Homecoming Weekend 2000.

She will appear at 8 p.m. in Alumni Arena on the North Campus. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

The show will be sponsored by the Office of Student Unions and Activities and the University Union Activities Board.

Garofalo has made her mark on television and in the movies with a deadpan style that one interviewer noted "eschews the setup-and-punch-line method for the slice-of-life on wry."

She was a featured player on "Saturday Night Live" and "The Ben Stiller Show;" played Paula the talent booker on HBO's "Larry Sanders Show," and has hosted Comedy Central's "Comedy Product."

Her movie roles have included Winona Ryder's friend and roommate in "Reality Bites" and Randy Quaid's date-from-hell in "Bye Bye Love." She also portrayed the talk-show veterinarian with a self-esteem problem in the romantic comedy "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," and had featured roles in "The Cable Guy" and "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion."

Tickets for Garofalo's performance are $10 for UB students and $12 for the general public. There will be general seating.

Tickets may be purchased at the Alumni Arena Box Office or the Sub Board I Ticket Office, Room 221 in the Student Union on the North Campus. Tickets also may be purchased through Tickets.Com outlets in Tops markets or at or by calling 888-4000. They also will be sold at the door while seats remain available.

Moritz lecture set for Oct. 23

"Women Make the Difference: Unionism, Activism and the Role of Women" will be the topic of the inaugural Janice L. Moritz Lecture, to be presented at 4 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Screening Room of the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

Labor-relations specialist Janice Moritz will deliver the lecture, which was established in her honor to educate others on the principles of labor management.

The lecture, which will be free and open to the public, is presented by the Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender (IREWG) and the Janice L. Moritz Lectureship Fund. A reception will follow the lecture.

During the lecture, Moritz will outline how today's generation of women press for rights and representation on Election Day, in other political forums, in their unions and in society at large.

Moritz recently retired after more than 20 years as a labor-relations specialist with New York State United Teachers, assigned to United University Professions, the union that represents SUNY faculty and professional-staff members. She helped members negotiate contractual rights and was an advocate in cases regarding employment and promotion, with dozens of favorable decisions for union members.

Moritz is an activist for women, supporting qualified women for elected office and organizing programs on diversity in the workplace, sexual harassment, education, family violence and health care.

For further information on the Moritz lecture, call IREWG at 829-3451.

Classics schedules fall lectures

Ancient Greek colonies in Sicily, Roman engineering and maritime archaeology will be the topics of visiting lectures sponsored this Fall by the Department of Classics.

The first lecture, "The Archaeology of Colonization: Ethnic Identity and Archaeology in Ancient Sicily," will take place at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 in 328 Millard Fillmore Academic Complex in the Ellicott Complex on the North Campus.

The talk, sponsored by the Park Professorship in Classics, will be delivered by Carla Antonaccio, professor and chair of the Department of Classical Studies at Connecticut's Wesleyan University. Editor of the Old World Archaeology Newsletter, Antonaccio's principle areas of study are the Greek Iron Age and Archaic periods, Greek hero cult, colonization and literature.

The second talk, "Beyond Vitruvius," will be an illustrated lecture on early Roman harbor engineering projects in the eastern Mediterranean. It will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Screening Room, Room 112 of the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

The speaker will be Robert Hohlfelder, professor of ancient history and classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an underwater archaeologist and historian of ancient Rome. The talk will be sponsored by the Western New York Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America and the Park Professorship in Classics.

Hohlfelder is the author or editor of five books and scores of articles, reviews and abstracts on ancient maritime history, marine archaeology and ancient numismatics.

In this lecture, he will draw on the results of his own excavations, as well as an ancient architectural manual, to explore how Roman harbor-builders overcame natural and logistical problems that would be daunting even for today's engineers.

Yeoh to speak at "Asia at Noon"

Brenda Yeoh, professor of anthropology at the National University of Singapore, will speak at the "Asia at Noon" brown-bag lecture series to be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in 280 Park Hall on the North Campus.

Yeoh will discuss "Gender and Migration in Southeast Asia.

"Asia at Noon" is sponsored by the Asian Studies Program.

For more information, call 645-3474.

Workshop to offer MOI strategies

A faculty-development workshop entitled "Methods of Inquiry: Applications for Your Courses," will be held from 12:30-4 p.m. Oct. 20 in 567 Capen Hall, North Campus.

The workshop will be conducted by Kelly Ahuna, director of the Methods of Inquiry program, and Susan Schapiro, former program director.

The instructors will suggest practical activities for faculty members of all disciplines to include in their courses that may support the critical-thinking strategies taught to students as part of Methods of Inquir.

The workshop is sponsored by the Faculty Senate, the senate's Teaching and Learning Committee, and Provost Elizabeth Capaldi.

Anyone interested in attending should respond by Oct. 13 to the Faculty Senate Office at

CEL to host telecast

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the School of Management will serve as the Buffalo host for the fifth annual "Worldwide Lessons in Leadership Series," a telecast featuring insights from some of the world's most inspiring leaders.

The event will take place Nov. 15 in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

Among the leaders who will appear are Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela and Martha Stewart, chairman and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

For further information call 1-800-689-9771.

CCSIT to present lecture

David Hakken, professor of anthropology and sociology and director of the Policy Center at the SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, will discuss "Problematizing 'Knowledge Society': An Ethnographic Approach to Knowledge Technologies in Organizations," at 4 p.m. tomorrow in 210 Student Union on the North Campus.

The lecture is sponsored by Critical and Cultural Studies of Information Technology (CCSIT). It will be preceded by an informal reception beginning at 3:30 p.m.

"Knowledge" recently has figured more prominently in popular and academic talk about current social forms and their future, as in phrases like "Knowledge Society" or the talk about an organization's knowledge as its chief asset or "intellectual capital."

Hakken says that it is not at all clear which aspects of the knowledge/society relationship, if any, actually are changing substantially, but that field research in organizations attempting to "engineer" or "manage" knowledge with information technologies offer substantial promise of helping us figure it out.

In this presentation, he will discuss how he approached the study of knowledge as an ethnographer, as well some of the implications of his current studies of knowledge networking in organizations.

Hakken recently was named the first recipient of the American Anthropological Association's Textor Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology, for his book "Cyborgs@cyberspace?: An Ethnographer Looks to the Future." His basic research includes the study of class and computing in Sheffield, England, and comparative study of the cultural construction of computing in several Nordic countries, while his applied work is focused on information technology, social service and disability in the United States.

He is the recipient of several National Science Foundation grants, including one for his current reflexive project on international knowledge networking among ethnographers studying organizational knowledge networking.

For more information on the lecture, contact Hank Bromley at 645-2155 or hbromley@buffalo.edu.

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