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Posted on Oct 29, 1999

George Butterstein, the

Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Life Sciences, has published a paper,

“Alpha-fetoprotein inhibits frog metamorphosis: implications for

protein motif conservation” in Comparative Biochemistry and

Physiology. Co-author is Dr. Gerald J. Mizejewski, Wadsworth Center,

New York State Department of Health.

George Gmelch, professor of

anthropology, is author of “Pickup Basketball Meet Janken,”

published in Japan Quarterly. The paper looks at how Japanese

culture is reflected in the way Japanese university students play the

American game of basketball.

John Miller, theater technical

director of Yulman Theater, produced the lighting design for Homemade

Theater's production of Wait Until Dark, a suspense thriller by

Frederick Knott, directed by Helena Binder. The show runs through Sunday

at the Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park.

Diane Winkler, director of

telecommunications, was elected vice president of the board of directors

of the Intecom Users Group Association, which provides contacts and

information for customers of the telecommunications provider. Winkler is

responsible for planning the association's annual conference and other

special events. The association's previous publicity director, she is to

assume the role of president after her two-year term.

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Play set made of crates

Posted on Oct 29, 1999

The set of Sophocles' Antigone, which

opened this week in Yulman Theater, features dozens of wooden frames

assembled in such a way that they echo some of the vocabulary of classical


It's an interesting effect made more so, perhaps, by

the fact that the frames are taken from crates that once held snowmobiles

and lawn tractors.

Set designer Charles Steckler found the spoils at

All-Seasons Equipment Inc., a snowmobile and tractor dealership on Freeman's

Bridge Road in Scotia. The firm often donates the packaging to

organizations, most of which use the material for bon-fires at pep

rallies, Steckler says.

The crates arrived late in the summer in a pile outside

the Yulman Theater. After some assurances to facilities services that the

crates were not to be discarded, students began assembling the pieces for

the set.

Also on the set is a life-size plaster casting that

serves as a body on a sort of war memorial statue. If the body looks

familiar, it should. The model was assistant director Chris Welch '00,

who spent four hours on Monday being covered with gauze and plaster.

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United Way drive is under way

Posted on Oct 29, 1999

Organizers of the College's United Way campaign

are aiming to top the 60 percent mark for campus participation.

“This is an attainable goal, but we need help to do

it,” said Kathy McCann, a campus coordinator for the drive.

“Between the 1996 and 1999 campaigns we've had a

participation rate increase of 19 percent,” McCann said. Last year's

participation rate was 56 percent, with College employees pledging more

than $38,000 to the United Way.

The campaign runs through November.

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Baker to speak on black modernism

Posted on Oct 29, 1999

Houston Baker, a specialist in American and

African-American literature and culture, will speak on “Turning South

Again – Rethinking Black Modernism” on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7:30

p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

A faculty member at Duke University, Baker is a former

president of the Modern Language Association.

He has taught English and American literatures at Yale

University, the University of Virginia, the University of Pennsylvania,

and Duke University. A winner of several fellowships and teaching awards,

he was one of 25 United States scholars and artists chosen as a

Distinguished Fulbright Foundation Fellow in celebration of that

foundation's 50th anniversary in 1996.

He has written and edited some twenty books and more

than 80 essays, articles, and book chapters. His most recent books include

Black Studies, Rap, and the Academy (1993) and Black British

Cultural Studies (1997), which he co-edited with Ruth Lindeborg and

Manthia Diawara. He is a published poet whose most recent volume is Blues

Journeys Home (1985).

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Calendar of events

Posted on Oct 29, 1999

Through Oct. 31 and Nov. 4 through 7.

Yulman Theater.

Antigone presented by

Performing Arts. Shows at 8 p.m. except Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets

$7 ($5 for students and seniors). For information, call ext. 6545.

Friday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m.

Memorial Chapel.

Chamber series presents flutist Emmanuel Pahud and pianist Eric Le Sage in

program of Debussy, Poulenc and Frank.

Friday, Oct. 29, through Monday Nov. 1, 8 and 10 p.m.

Reamer Auditorium.

Film committee presents The Haunting.

Sunday, Oct. 31, 1 to 4 p.m.

Webster House.

Haunted House for youngsters and trick-or-treating in Davidson, Fox,

South, West and Richmond.

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

Humanities 019.

Chinese film series presents Eat Drink, Man Woman (1994).

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 12:30 p.m.

Reamer Auditorium.

General faculty meeting.

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

Memorial Chapel.

Concert by Union College Choir.

Thursday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Nott Memorial.

Houston Baker on “Turning South Again – Rethinking Black


Through Dec. 3.

Arts Atrium.

“Fields and Streets,” an exhibition of mezzotint prints by Peter


Through Dec. 19.

Nott Memorial.

Exhibit of antique toys from Schenectady Museum.

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