Sorority Aids AIDS Fight

Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. presents its second annual AIDS Benefit Banquet, "Creating a Legacy of Support, Hope and Love: AIDS affecting our youth", on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Campus Center Ballroom, beginning at 5 p.m.

Keynote speaker Barbara Richer, director of the Albany Medical Center Pediatrics AIDS Program, which provides care to a 22-county area, will give her personal insights on AIDS and its impact upon the community.

A 5 p.m. reception in the Patroon Lounge will include an art exhibit with pieces by people with AIDS, followed by a Latin-American style dinner and speakers. The event concludes with a party to benefit the AMC Pediatric AIDS Program. (See this week's calender for a full schedule of events.)

Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., founded in 1989 as the first Latina-oriented sorority at Albany and open to women of all orientation, has over 100 members at seven other SUNY institutions.

To reserve seats call Monica Lee Miranda at 459-0626. Tickets are $12, $20 per couple in advance, $14 at the door.

Scholar of the Iroquois

William N. Fenton, distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Anthropology, was recently honored at the Conference on Iroquois Research at the Rensselaerville Institute with an en-graved pewter plate. Fenton, founder and dean of Iroquoian studies, attended along with 90 Iroquoianists and native Iroquois from each of the six Mohawk nations.

Nominations Sought

The Awards Committee for the annual University at Albany Alumni Association Awards is encouraging all members of the University community to consider nominations for the 1996 awards by the submission deadline, Wednesday, Nov. 1.

"The awards are a unique opportunity for use to recognize friends, classmates and colleagues who have brought distinction to our University through their dedication and achievements," says Diane DiGiorgio '80, committee chairman.

Awards include Citizen of the Univer-sity; Distinguished Alumni; Excellence in Alumni Service; Excellence in Teaching; and the President's Outstanding Young Alumni Service award. For award criteria, call the Alumni Office at 442-3080.

Six Economists Grace World Congress

Six Department of Economics members presented papers at the 7th World Con-gress of the Econometric Society at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 22-29. The World Congress, organized only once every five years, is to economists what the Olympics is to athletes. The six faculty presented a total of nine papers.

The Econometric Society, founded in 1930, is an international society for the advancement of economics in relation to statistics and mathematics. It is the most elite society in economics, and publishes. Economtrica, the most prestigious professional journal in the field.

"It is unusually competitive to get papers accepted for presentation at the World Congress," said Kajal Lahiri, department chair. "I treat this as a great achievement and testimony to the high quality and reputation that our economics programs have achieved over the years."

Lahiri, who chaired a session on "Business Cycles," also presented two papers, "Interest Rate Spreads as Predic-tors of Business Cycles" (with former Albany Ph.D. student George Wang) and "A New Framework for Analyzing Three-Dimensional Panel Data Survey Forecasts."

Capital Artists Perform

The Capitol Chamber Artists, with flutist Irvin Gilman of the Department of Music, will have authentic 18th and 19th Century instruments for the first time in its performance of the Haydn/Saloman "London" and "Miracle" symphonies in chamber ensemble version for flute, string quintet and fortepiano, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. pre-concert recital) at Congregational Church on Quail Street near New Scotland Avenue in Albany.

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