News Briefs

Festival of female artists to be held in March

The Mount Vernon and Foggy Bottom campuses’ theatre and dance department and women’s studies program will host events with well-known artists from the GW community in March.

The “IN Series Sixth Annual Festival of Artists” will focus on women’s accomplishments in the arts, including music and choreography.

A chamber choir will sing music composed by women from the ninth century to the 1980s March 7 at 7 p.m.

German dancer Ulla Matussek will perform a recital of Kuchiputi, a classical South Indian dance form that depicts ancient myths, March 20 at 8 p.m. and March 21 at 5 p.m.

A presentation of “Women’s Works: The GW Dance Legacy,” will display choreography from GW alumnae March 25-27.

Musicians and composers Jessica Krash and Tanya Anisimova will perform a medley of mostly 20th century music March 28 at 7 p.m.

For more information, call (202)625-4655.

-Kathryn Maese

GW’s Trivia Club snatches win in College Bowl

GW’s Trivia Club defeated 15 other schools in the Mid-Atlantic Regional College Bowl Championships at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., Feb. 19-20.

GW edged out formidable competition, such as the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University, to claim the first major win of the season.

“We were favored going in, but not overwhelmingly,” said Captain Tim Young, a third year law student.

The win came after a season of barely missed playoffs and close wins.

“It was a redeeming thing,” said Rick Terpstra, a senior in the Columbian School of Arts and Sciences, and one of the four participants. “We finally brought the trophy home.”

The Trivia Club, which has about 15 members, meets one to two times a week to quiz each other with tournament questions.

“Once you pick up a buzzer, it’s hard to put down,” Young said. Terpstra said he remains cautiously optimistic about the two national competitions in April. He said GW ranks 25 of 120 schools.

“Looking at the competition, we’re definitely one of the better teams,” Terpstra said. “It would sure be great if we could pull something off.”-Sonia Arora

GW initiates new computational science program

GW is initiating an interdisciplinary computational science graduate program in the fall 1999 semester, which will offer a master’s degree and a graduate certificate.

The 36-hour graduate program, “Modeling, Simulation and Visualization: The New Way of Doing Science,” offers three specialty tracks: computational mathematics, computational physics, and computational statistics and stochastic modeling.

The graduate certificate program consists of four core courses, which may be applied toward the master’s degree.

Students must also complete either a thesis or an internship for the master’s degree.

“The GW computational sciences program seeks to produce technical and scientific professionals to assume important roles in the new frontiers of information technology,” said Murli M. Gupta, deputy director of the program, in a press release.

The program will host an open house March 4 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Marvin Center room 415. For more information call 994-4857.

-Shruti Dat?

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