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Posted on Apr 30, 2004

Through May 23
Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial
“China/Cuba/Vietnam: Recent Photographs by Martin Benjamin.”

Through end of term
Social Sciences gallery
Drawings by Fatima Mahmood '06

Through June
Arts Atrium Gallery
Senior exhibitions

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Posted on Apr 30, 2004

Friday, April 30
7 to 10 p.m.

Memorial Fieldhouse –
SAE Walking Robot Contest Dash & Load Retrieval Events

Saturday, May 1

2004 SAE Walking Robot Contest final day of
8 a.m. to noon – Memorial Fieldhouse –
slalom, tripwire, and object seeking
1:30 to 5:30 p.m.,endurance
and obstacle course.
7 to 10 p.m.
Reamer Campus Center Auditorium – Awards ceremony and banquet.

Saturday, May 1 to Monday, May 3
8 & 10 p.m.
– Reamer Campus Center Auditorium – Movie: Big Fish.

Sunday, May 2
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– Memorial Fieldhouse – Kenney Community Center presents UCARE Day, educational and fun
activities and food and prizes for children. Free admission. Open to all.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday, May 3
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

— Social Sciences 104 — Philip T. Reeker, deputy spokesman of the U.S.
Department of State, will speak about U.S. policy in Iraq in a conversation with students.
Sponsored by the Department of Political Science's “Pizza and Politics” series.
— Arts 313 – Workshop with jazz ensemble Dead Cat Bounce.
8 p.m.Old Chapel — Public performance by Dead
Cat Bounce. Admission free with Union ID, $5 for public.

Tuesday, May 4
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
. – SS104 – Junior Faculty Women's
Research Colloquium, sponsored by the President's Commission on the Status of
Women. Speaker Michelle Angrist, assistant professor of political science, will
present “Why is Turkey the only Democracy in the Muslim Middle
East?” (RSVP by Friday at 4 p.m. and get a free lunch.)
4 p.m. – Central Park baseball field – Baseball vs. Hamilton.
7 p.m. — Reamer Campus Center Auditorium — Pedro Matta, former
torture victim and political prisoner of Chile's Pinochet dictatorship, on “Chile after Pinochet: Human Rights, Justice,
and the Struggle against Impunity.”

Wednesday, May 5
3 – 6 p.m. – Becker Career Center – U Connect with non-profit
4 p.m.
Park baseball
field – Baseball vs. Skidmore.
7:30 p.m. – Memorial Chapel — Irshad Manji,
Toronto-based journalist/author/TV personality, on “Not My Father's Islam:
Empowering Women and Reform in the Islamic World.” (See story this issue.) Her
lecture is the annual Frederick E. Miller Lecture in Honor of Anwar Sadat. A
reception will follow in the Hale House Dining Room. The event is free and open
to the public.
8 to 10 p.m. – South College, green living room – LACS Film Series
continues with Dance Hall Queen (Jamaica,
Don Letts, Rick Elgood 1997) – In a Kingston, Jamaica ghetto, a single mother/street vendor discovers the dancehall and becomes a star as she vies in a contest that will
change her life. Music by Chevelle Franklin, the Marley Girls, Grace Jones and

Thursday, May 6
3:30 p.m
. – Tennis courts – Men's tennis vs.

Friday, May 7
Steinmetz Symposium

various locations.
See schedule at http://www.union.edu/Steinmetz
10 a.m. – noon, 2 -4 p.m. – SS016 – Symposium on Baseball in Asia featuring
Bill Kelly of Yale University; journalist Marty Kuehnert; author/journalist Joe
Reaves; and author Robert Whiting.

Friday, May 7 to Monday, May 10
8 &
10:30 p.m. – Reamer Campus Center Auditorium –
Movie: Cold Mountain (155 min.)

Saturday, May 8
Prize Day
9 a.m.
– Field trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and “Roundtable: Baseball in Asia.” Free bus trip for symposium
participants. Contact Prof. Theodore Gilman at gilmant@union.edu.
9 p.m. – Old Chapel – Jazz and Java Lounge

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Prof. Tann to premiere work in German festival

Posted on Apr 30, 2004

, professor
of music, is to be in Bad Waldsee, Germany,
on May 9 for the premier of her composition, The Gardens of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, a flute trio commissioned
for the Meininger Trio by the International Festival of Lake Constance.  Her piano trio inspired by the Adirondacks,
Nothing Forgotten, has received
recent performances in Geneseo, Syracuse
and New Paltz. It is available on the North/South Recordings Millennium Overture CD. So Much Beauty, a CD released earlier
this year, contains two of her songs for soprano and oboe. For more, visit http://www.halcyon.com/nwac/elmgrove/

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Prof. Olsen’s compositions featured in drumming book

Posted on Apr 30, 2004

, associate
professor of music, has written seven original jazz, blues, and Latin
compositions in Mastering Drumset, a music workbook written by Pete Sweeney and
published by Alfred. Olsen also plays piano on a CD that accompanies the book.

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Prof. Newman co-authors article in Physical Review

Posted on Apr 30, 2004

, the R.
Gordon Gould Professor of Physics, has co-authored an article in the April
issue of Physical Review, “Ordering
of  agarose
near the macroscopic gelation point.” Written with
Italian colleagues at the National Research Council, the article reports on the
spatial structure and formation of agarose gels as
studied by laser light scattering. A fractal aggregate
model is developed that describes the formation of the gels under a variety of
conditions. The work was completed last spring while Newman led a Union term in
Sicily with 13 students who
worked on research projects and studied at the NRC in Palermo.

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