9 1999 Spencer Foundation Student Research Symposium; a day of presentation and dialogue on urban research; keynote speaker: Jean Anyon, author of Ghetto Schooling; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; GSE and Stiteler Lounge (GSE; GFSA; GSAC).


8 Virgin House Band; jazz performance; 8 p.m.; Writers House (Writers House).


6 Reading by Victor Hernandez Cruz; author of poetry, essays, articles and short stories; 6 p.m.; Writers House (Writers House; Greenfield Intercultural Center).

7 The Alumni Writer's Series; Jeremy Sigler, Maryland Institute College of Art and John Yau, poet, prose writer and critic; includes readings, a conversation between the two guests and a discussion period; 7 p.m.; Writers House (Writers House).

8 Romantics Attic: Readings of the Romantic Poets by Candlelight; 9 p.m.; Writers House (Writers House).


7 The Wages of Bad Science Run Rampant; Ronald Yocum, president & CEO, American Plastics Council; GSAC Distinguished Achievement Award Lecture in honor of Madeleine M. Joullie; 3 p.m.; Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (GSAC).

8 Dynamic Volumetric CT Assessment of Lung Structure and Function; Eric A. Hoffman, University of Iowa School of Medicine; 11 a.m.; 2nd floor conference room, Vagelos Research Labs (Bioengineering; IME; Radiology).

8 Teresita Fernandez; the artist will conduct a lecture and slide presentation of her work in conjunction with the exhibits currently at ICA; 6 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

9 Trajectory of an African Writer; Henry Lopes, assistant director-general for culture for UNESCO, former prime minister of the People's Republic of the Congo; noon-1:30 p.m.; Writer's House (African Studies).

9 Roundtable on Kosovo; Avery Goldstein, Ian S. Lustick and Rudra Sil, political science; Todor Enev, GAS '04; Andrew March CAS '00; Julie Mostov, Drexel; noon-1:30 p.m.; #1206 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (Brown Center for International Politics).

9 The Molecular Basis and Potential Treatment of the Muscular Dystrophies; Louis M. Kunkel, Harvard School of Medicine; 2 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

12 3-D Structure of Active Crossbridges in Insect Flight Muscle Frozen in Time during Isometric Contraction; Kenneth A. Taylor, Florida State University; 2 p.m.; Physiology Dept. Conference Room, 4th floor, Richards Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 27, April 6, 1999