The City University of New York Graduate Center announces the following public events to be held during the month of June. Programs will be held at The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. For further general public information, call the Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs at (212) 817-8215.

Friday, June 4
Ecological Collapse of the Planet?
The Promise and Perils of the Next 20 Years
(lecture)---7-9:00 p.m.

With both the U.S. and Russia backing off from the Kyoto Protocols, which were to rein in greenhouse gases, all international controls on carbon dioxide have collapsed. The results of this collapse will be devastating, allowing the world's polluters to continue heating up the earth and causing potentially catastrophic changes such as the rise of the sea level, the melting of the glaciers, the break-up of the poles, the spread of tropical diseases, and monster hurricanes, droughts, and famines. Join Graduate Center and City College Professor Michio Kaku for a discussion on whether solar, wind, and hydrogen technologies can become economically and politically viable before it is too late. $15; $5 for students.

Saturday, June 5
Great Music For a Great City
Beethoven's Influence Past and Present: Rieko Aizawa, piano with Amelia Trio
(performance)---7:30 p.m.

Program: Akira Nishimura, Homage to Beethoven 2003 (US Premiere); Beethoven, 32 Variations in C Minor; Sonata Op. 57 "Waldstein"; Eroica Variations, Op. 35; Beethoven, Trio Op. No. 1. Ms. Aizawa has performed with Seiji Ozawa and the New Japan Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Calgary Philharmonic and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared at the Caramoor, Ravinia, and Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival as well as at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Free, or call 212-817-8215 for $10 guaranteed reservation.

Saturday, June 12
Remembering Anne Frank on Her 75th Birthday (performance)---3:00 p.m.

The program includes selections from Anne Frank's Diary, read by Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson, interspersed with music performed by New York's youngest professional artists. $25; $10 for students.

Thursday, June 24 through Saturday, June 26
Pasiones: The Passion of Rubén Celiberti
(performance)---8:00 p.m.

Singer, dancer, and choreographer Rubén Celiberti brings his eclectic performance style back to New York. Pasiones highlights a spectrum of emotions-eroticism, solitude, passion, and rebirth-in a show that combines the excitement of tango, the beauty of continental song, and the poetry of great classical ballet in a concert presentation that is both art and entertainment. Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, The Graduate Center.

Thursday, June 24, 8:00 p.m. $25; $15 for CUNY students.
Friday, June 25, 8:00 p.m. $25; $15 for CUNY students.
Saturday, June, 26 8:00 p.m. $25; $15 for CUNY students.

Monday, June 28
Publishing Tongzhi: Building Queer Text in Taiwan
(lecture)---6:30-8:30 p.m.

This event will feature a talk by award-winning Taiwanese writer and publisher, Huei-Chiu Chuang. Chuang was the Chief Editor of Living Psychology Magazine and now the Project Director of Psygarden Publishing Company in Taiwan. Chuang was the editor of the 1990 book Homosexuality in Chinese Culture. In a period when discourse on homosexuality was rare in Taiwan, this book sympathetically discussed the hidden lives of "tongzhi": the grassroots term for Chinese gays and lesbians. Cosponsored by the Institute for Tongzhi Studies, The Center for the Study of Women and Society, and The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, The Graduate Center. Free.

Submitted on: MAY 10, 2004

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