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January 19, 1995



Thursday 19

OFD Teaching Development Workshop

Writing Courses II;

WPU Dining Rm. A, noon-1:30 p.m.


"Norms and National Security: Germany and Japan at the End of the Cold War,"

Peter Katzenstein, Cornell;

2K56 FQ, noon-1:30 p.m. (648-7275)

Miles Inc. Briefing Series

"Boris Yeltsin and the Crisis in Chechnya,"

Jonathan Harris, political science;

USX Tower aud., 600 Grant St., Downtown, noon-1 p.m.

Medical Ethics & Health Sciences Lecture

"Conceptualizing Genetic Identity: Of Being and Bondage,"

Rhonda Hartman, law; Scaife aud. 5, noon-1 p.m.

Chemistry Colloquium

"Stereochemical Control in Ring Forming and Ring Cleavage Reactions,"

Mark Lautens, U. of Toronto;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 p.m.

Biostatistics/Family Medicine Seminar

"Estimating Survival From AIDS Diagnosis Using Surveillance Data,"

Michael LaValley, Harvard;

A-115 Crabtree, 3:30 p.m.

Chemistry Colloquium

"Resonant Ion-dip Infrared Spectra of C6H6-(H2O) in Clusters Probing Networks of Hydrogen Bonds,"

Timothy Zwier, Purdue;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 p.m.

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"Mechanisms by Which Estrogen Induces Cardioprotective Effects in Post Menopausal Women," Raghvendra Dubey, medicine;

622 Scaife, 4-5 p.m.

Martin Kuther King Jr. Lecture

"Law, Race and Suspicion,"

Randall Kennedy, Harvard;

Teplitz Moot courtroom, law school, 6 p.m. (648-7640)

PPC Lecture

"Makes Me Wanna Holler,"

author Nathan McCall;

WPU Assembly Rm., 8:30 p.m. (648-7900)

Friday 20

UPMC Blood Drive

Bellefield Towers, 6th fl., 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. (647-3785)

GPSA Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Urban Issues

Opening luncheon, keynote speaker Mayor Thomas Murphy;

WPU Assembly Rm., noon

"Economic Benchmarks: Where Do We Go From Here,"

Ralph Bangs, UCSUR; Earl Hord, Minority Enterprises Corp.;

WPU Dining Rm. A, 2 p.m.

"Economic Benchmarks: Employment,"

State Rep. Joseph Preston; George Tita, CMU;

WPU Dining Rm. A, 3 p.m.

"Economic Benchmarks: A Means to a Solution,"

Mary Nelumphart, psychology;

WPU Dining Rm. A, 4:30 p.m. (624-7844)

Pizza and Politics

Explanation of W. European studies program;

4E51 FQ, noon (RSVP by 10 a.m. Jan. 20 to 648-7405)

American Politics & West European Studies Lecture

"Making and Breaking Governments: Cabinets and Legislatures in Parliamentary Democracies,"

Kenneth Shepsle, Harvard;

4R51 FQ, 3:15 p.m. (648-7283)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Prospects for a Darwinian Social Science: Uses, Limits and Extensions of Animal Models," Steven Gaulin, anthropology;

817R CL, 3:30 p.m.

Music Colloquium

"Authenticity of Musicological Criticism: Toward a Multi-Disciplinary View of French Baroque Musical-Theater,"

Barbara Coeyman, WVU;

4 p.m., 132 Music Bldg.

Saturday 21

GPSA Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Urban Issues

"Images of the City,"

Robert Beauregard, urban regional planning; 10 a.m.

"Youth and Violence,"

Cynthia Liefeld, psychology; 11 a.m.

"Information Systems,"

Jimmie Joseph, David Darcy, Weidong Xia, Amir Hartman, business; 1:30 p.m.

"Housing and Urban Development,"

Mulugetta Birru, Urban Redevelopment Authority; Jun Hong and Earle Onque, GSPIA; 3 p.m.

Dinner: Dwight Evans, keynote speaker; 5 p.m.

All presentations in WPU Dining Rm. A (624-7844)

Sports Medicine's Marathon Training Seminar

LHAS aud., Montefiore, 11 a.m. (647-RUNN)

Sunday 22

Bradford Campus Film

"Wings of Desire";

introduction, Paula Buck, English;

O'Kain Aud., Swarts Hall, UPB, 2 p.m. (814-362-7590)

Monday 23

Johnstown Campus Film

"Bringing Up Baby";

Engineering & Science Bldg. aud., UPJ, 7 p.m. (814) 269-7141

Tuesday 24

Pharmacology Seminar

"Inflammatory Response to Traumatic Brain Injury,"

Patrick Kochanek, anesthesiology/critical care medicine;

1395 BST, noon-1 p.m.

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"On the Distinction Between Absolute and Relative Motion,"

Rob Rynasiewicz, Johns Hopkins;

817R CL, noon

Intercultural Bag Lunch

3708 Fifth Ave., Suite 500, noon-1 p.m. (383-1813)

Grenvik Critical Care Lecture

"The Molecular Consequences of Circulatory Shock,"

Tim Buchman, Washington U.;

lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 1 p.m.

City Planning Commission Hearing on Pitt Master Plan

1st fl. John P. Robin Civic Bldg., 200 Ross St., Downtown, 2:30 p.m. (255-2208)

University Council on Graduate Study Meeting

817 CL, 3-5 p.m. (624-0790)

Cell Biology/Physiology Colloquium

"Stage-Specific Regulation of CREB and CREM Transcription Factor Expression During Spermatogenesis,"

William Walker, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Mass. General;

1495 BST, 4 p.m.

Facial Paralysis Support Group

UPMC conf. rm., 11th fl. Scaife/Presby, 7-9 p.m. (Registration required: 1-800-648-2205)

Wednesday 25

UPMC Blood Drive

WPIC 404A-B, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (647-3785)

Student Health Service Health Fair

WPU Assembly Room, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (383-1830)


"Mainland Chinese Cinema in the Global Cultural Context of the 1990s,"

Dai Jinhua, Beijing Film Academy and Beijing U.

(lecture in Chinese; translation by Sheldon Lu);

209 DL, 1 p.m.

Linguistics Lecture

"Ergativity: Argument Structure and Grammatical Relations,"

Chris Manning;

144 CL, 3 p.m.

Pathology Seminar

"Is There a Liver Stem Cell: Molecular and Pathophysiological Studies,"

David Schafritz, Einstein College of Medicine;

618 Scaife, 4 p.m. (648-1040)

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

"Gene Trapping in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells,"

Gary Lyons, U. of Wisconsin;

1495 BST, 4-5 p.m.

Akira Kurosawa Film

"No Regrets for Our Youth";

125 Frick Fine Arts, 6 p.m.

Men's Basketball

Vs. Seton Hall;

Field House, 8 p.m.

Thursday 26

UPMC Blood Drive

WPIC, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.;

Falk Clinic, 5th fl., 8 a.m.-1:45 p.m. (647-3785)

Reproductive Physiology Seminar

"Interactions Between Hormonal and Synaptic Inputs Influencing Hypothalmic Neurons and Reproductive Behavior,"

Donald Pfaff, Rockefeller U.;

14th fl. conf. rm. BST, noon

WESP Lecture

"Perpetual Peace or Common Market: European Unification in 18th Century France,"

Yves Citton, French & Italian;

2P56 FQ, noon

FAS Graduate Studies Lecture

"The Academy as a Gendered Institution;"

CMU Student Activities Center, noon-1 p.m. (624-6026)

OFD Teaching Development Workshop

Teaching for Diversity;

WPU Dining Rm. B, 1-2:30 p.m.

Chemistry Colloquium

"Asymmetric Syntheses in Process Research at Merck,"

Joseph Armstrong, Merck;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 p.m.

Clinical Pharmacology Lecture

"Alterations in Reflex Neuro Control of Blood Pressure During Pregnancy,"

Mary Christina Hines, nursing;

1103 Scaife, 4-5 p.m.

Friday 27


"Coping With Chronic Disease: Results From a Clinical Trial of Coping Effectiveness Training,"

Margaret Chesney, UC San Francisco;

WPIC 2nd fl. aud., 10:30 a.m.-noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Rationality, Relativism and Methodological Pluralism,"

Howard Sankey, U. of Melbourne, Australia;

817R CL, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Biology of ADP-Robsylation Factors (ARFs): Their Roles in Membrane Traffic," Richard Kahn, NIH; noon-1 p.m. (648-7247)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

WPU Dining Rm. B, noon-2 p.m.

OFD Teaching Development Workshop

"Teaching for Diversity,"

WPU Dining Rm. A, 2-3:30 p.m.

Saturday 28

Facial Paralysis Support Group

UPMC conf. rm., 11th fl. Scaife/Presby, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

(Registration required: 1-800-648-2205)

Sunday 29

Bradford Campus Film


introduction, Helen Ruggieri, writing;

O'Kain Aud., Swarts Hall, UPB, 2 p.m. (814-362-7590)

Monday 30

UPMC Blood Drive

Iroquois Bldg. 4th fl., 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. (647-3785)

Johnstown Campus Film

"Sullivan's Travels";

Engineering & Science Bldg. aud., UPJ, 7 p.m. (814-269-7141)

PAT Public Meeting

On Spine Line Corridor as it relates to Oakland; WPU Ballrm., 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday 31

Bradford Campus

"Aron Turner: The First of the Big-time Circus Showmen,"

Patricia Bianco, theatre;

Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 11:30 a.m. (814-362-7505)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Epistemological Pluralism From the Viewpoint of Group Rationality,"

Dimitri Ginev, U. of Sofia, Bulgaria;

817R CL, noon

Music on the Edge

Wayne Peterson, composer;

Frick Fine Arts aud., 8 p.m. (624-4125) February

Wednesday 1

Akira Kurosawa Film

"Seven Samurai"; 2M2P FQ, 6 p.m.

Thursday 2

Chemistry Colloquium

"Synthesis of Complexes Containing Metal Chalocogen Single and Double Bonds,"

John Arnold, UC Berkeley;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 p.m.

Chemistry Colloquium

"Protein Folding Theory," Eugene Shaknovich, Harvard; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 p.m.

Jewish Studies/Hillel Shalom Lecture

"Kabbalah and the Myth of Judaism,"

Hava Tirosh-Rothschild, Indiana U.;

WPU Kurtzman Rm., 8:15 p.m. (624-3007)


University Art Gallery

"Images of a Semester at Sea: Photographs by Alan Arellano and His Students";

Frick Fine Arts, through February.


Emergency Medicine/EMS: The Tools & the Talent

Feb. 3 course, to be held at Sheraton Station Square, is designed for paramedics, emergency medical technicians and emergency and critical care nurses. For more information, call 578-3203. Deadline for applications: Jan. 25.

Evaluation of Teaching Surveys

Request forms for scheduling student opinion of teaching surveys have been mailed. Faculty who have not received one and want to schedule a survey should obtain a survey request form from their department chair's office or call 624-6147. Surveys are scheduled as requests are received. Completed request forms for spring term are due in Evaluation of Teaching, G-39 CL, by Feb. 13.

Chinese Studies Travel Grants

To help support faculty travel to the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Applications are available from Asian studies, 4E05 FQ, 648-7411. Deadline for submitting applications: Feb. 14.

Seminar for More Inclusive Courses

May 15-26 seminar will assist faculty in making their courses more inclusive in terms of gender, race and other diversity issues both in content and pedagogy. Application open to all FAS faculty; faculty from other schools will be given serious consideration. Stipend of $1,500 will be awarded to each faculty participant. For more information, contact Ogle Duff (648-7194) or Marianne Novy (624-6485), co-chairs of the Diversity Working Group Subcommittee on Curriculum. Deadline for applications: Feb. 15.

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Thursday, Feb. 2. It will contain events of Feb. 2-16. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information will not be accepted over the telephone but can be sent by FAX: 624-4579 or e-mail: njbrown@vms.cis.

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