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February 8, Thursday
Francophone Lecture Event:
Franco-American History as Borderland History: The Case of Plattsburgh, New York, by Sylvie Beaudreau at 4 p.m. in Humanities 354. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Franco-American Federation. For more information, contact Cynthia Fox at 442-4102 or cf301@cnsvax.albany. edu.

The Nonprofit Education Initiative at the Center for Women in Government is hosting the 4th annual Research and Knowledge Exchange to offer an opportunity for nonprofit practitioners and academics to exchange information and ideas on issues of mutual concern, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Milne Hall. For more information, visit the centerís Website at www.cwig.albany.edu.

The New York Chapter of the American Marketing Association and the University at Albany present the 4th Annual Building Brands and Business on the Web Internet Symposium, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Albany Marriott on Wolf Road. For more information, contact Dennis Kennedy at 437-4956 or e-mail: dkennedy@uamail.albany.edu.

UAlbany Womenís Basketball vs. Binghamton at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call the box office at 442-4683.

February 9, Friday
New York State Writers Institute Classic Films Spring Series presents:
Contempt, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, in French with English subtitles, at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Ave. Free and open to the public.

Department of Biological Sciences Spring Seminar Series 2001 presents: Stephen S. Easter on Modulation of the Cell Cycle During the Embryonic Development of the Zebra Fish Retina at 3 p.m. in Biology Room 248. For more information, contact John Schmidt at 442-4306.

February 10, Saturday
UAlbany Menís Basketball vs. Colgate
at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call the box office at 442-4683.

February 12, Monday
University Senate Meeting
at 3:30 p.m., in the Campus Center Assembly Hall. For more information, contact Madelyn Cicero at 437-4917.

February 13, Tuesday
Chemistry Seminar Series 2001
with John Blanchard on Structures and Mechanisms of Enzymes in the Bacterial DAP/Lysine Biosynthetic Pathway, at 4:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Building, Room 151.

Public Policy Luncheon Series presents: Re-examining Ex-offender Re-entry with Shadd Maruna, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Rudolf Room, Husted Hall, Rockefeller College.

February 14, Wednesday
Spring 2001 Community Conversation Series
sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries presents: How Nutrition Affects Your Health, with Joyce Bagyi, clinical dietitian, Albany Medical Center, from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Cobb Library Conference Room, University Library, B43. The public is welcome. For more information, visit the Web site at http://library.albany.edu/Friends or contact Dorothy Christiansen at 437-3931 or dchris@csc.albany.edu.

Initiatives For Women Award Workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Education Building, Room 335. Find out how to achieve educational and career goals. Application deadline is Monday, March 5, 2001. Applications are available in ED 246. For more information, contact Susan Palmer at 442-3911.

UAlbany Menís Basketball vs. Lafayette at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call the box office at 442-4683.

February 15, Thursday
UAlbany Department of Music presents:
Festival of 20th Century Music with the University Percussion Ensemble, Empire State Repertory Percussion Ensemble, and the Empire State Youth Percussion Ensemble with Richard Albagli as director, at 8 p.m. in the Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center, main campus. For ticket information, call 442-3997.

New York State Writers Institute Spring Visiting Writersí Series presents: Emmanuel Dongala, expatriate writer from the war-torn Congo Republic, at 8 p.m. in Assembly Hall, Campus Center, main campus. Free and open to the public.

UAlbany Womenís Basketball at Daemen at 5:30 p.m. For ticket information, call the box office at 442-4683.

Convocation for Senator John Lewis, who will receive an honorary degree, at 2:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. This is the highest honor bestowed by the State University of New York system.

February 16, Friday
New York State Writers Institute Classic Films Spring Series presents:
Orfeu, directed by Carlos Diegues, in Portuguese with English subtitles, at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Ave. Free and open to the public.

Department of Biological Sciences Spring Seminar Series 2001 presents: Daniel Malloy on Potential for the Biological Control of Zebra Mussels, at 3 p.m. in Biology Room 248. For more information, contact George Robinson at 442-4302.

February 17, Saturday
UAlbany Menís Basketball vs. Lehigh
at 3 p.m. For ticket information, call the box office at 442-4683.

UAlbany Womenís Basketball at Stony Brook at 4 p.m. For ticket information, call the box office at 442-4683.

February 20, Tuesday
New York State Writers Institute Spring Visiting Writersí Series presents:
Steve Hart, a free-lance photographer, at 4 p.m. in Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, main campus. Free and open to the public.

February 21, Wednesday
Safety First Personal,
property, and fire safety information for both on-campus and off-campus students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Campus Center Main Lobby. Sponsored by the Office of Personal Safety & Off-Campus Affairs.

New York State Writers Institute Spring Visiting Writersí Series presents: Masters of the Short Story, with Lee Abbott and Frederick Busch, at 8 p.m. in Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, main campus. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center.

Hudson River Environmental Forum with Alexander Moot on The Media and Environmental Communications at 4 p.m. in the Courtroom, Albany Law School. Free and open to the public. Organized by the Center for Policy Research and the Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy program in cooperation with Albany Law School. For more information, call 442-3768.

February 22, Thursday
The University Libraries in conjunction with the University at Albany Librariesí 2 Millionth Volume Celebration present:
Issues and Trends Affecting the Future of Scholarly Journals and Scientific Communication, at 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Assembly Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gregg Sapp at 437-3951.

February 23, Friday
Computational & Applied Sciences Colloquium Series presents: On Clusterings - Good, Bad and Spectral with Santosh Vempala from 4 to 6 p.m. in the CESTM Auditorium. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 442-3332.

February 24, Saturday
UAlbany Womenís Basketball vs. Bucknell
at 5:30 p.m. For ticket information, call the box office at 442-4683.

UAlbany Menís Basketball vs. Bucknell at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call the box office at 442-4683.

The Department of Africana Studies will sponsor a summer program, Summer in Ghana 2001. This three -week summer program is scheduled for July 8 - July 31. Call 442-4730 or visit the Africana Studies Website at www.albany.edu/africanaghana.html. Applications should be submitted immediately.

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Celebrate Black History Month 2001
Department of Africana Studies Presents

Poetry Recital
February 6, Tuesday
with Leonard A. Slade, Jr. He will read from his new book, For the Love of Freedom, at 5 p.m. in Humanities 039.

Colloquy: Critical Issues in Africa Today
February 13, Tuesday
with Helen Desfosses, Kwadwo Sarfoh, Marcia Sutherland and Shirley Jones at 5 p.m. in Humanities 039.

Poetry Recital
February 20, Tuesday
MFA reading with Jessica Powers at 5 p.m. in Humanities 039.

Film Documentary
February 21, Wednesday
People Theatre Against the Odds: Rain Forest Pygmies Survival at Issue, a film documentary with Gilbert Doho, Fulbright Scholar from 3 to 4 p.m. in Humanities 039

Film Documentaries
February 27, Tuesday
Two film documentaries, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Ethnic Notions, at 4:30 p.m. in Humanities 039.

All events are free and open to the public. Students are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Leonard A. Slade, Jr. at 442-4726..

WORK
Jan. 24 - Feb. 18, 2000

Work features video photography, drawing, performance and installation by artists: Dexter Buell, James Cullinane, Lee Etheredge IV, Tara Fracalossi, Meighan Gale, David Kasdorf, Mark Lombardi, Josh Singer and Richard Wager.

A closing reception will held for the artists February 17 from 5 to 8 p.m.

For more information call 442-4035 or visit the website at www.albany. edu/museum.

February 11 - 17
Sexuality Week 2001

Coordinated by Middle Earth Assistance Program, University Counseling Center and funded by the Student Association. Will feature guest speaker Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard.

For complete schedule refer to the Web site: http://www.albany.edu/
feature2001/sexuality_week/