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April 15, 1999



Thursday, April 15

Pathology Seminar

"Genetic Alterations in Experimental Liver Carcinogenesis: Implications for New Preventive and Therapeutic Strategies," Francesco Feo, U. of Sassari; 1103 UPMC conf. ctr., 10 am

Human Resources Workshop

"Degree and Certificate Programs for Staff"; 100 Craig, noon-1:30 pm (To register: 624-8046)

History & Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Dimensions of Scientific Law," Sandra Mitchell, U. of CA-San Diego; 817 CL, 7:30 pm

Friday, April 16

Rheumatology Grand Rounds Conference

"Radiology Presentation," Vijay Chandnani, radiology; 1195 BST, 9:15-10:15 am

Dental Medicine Bowser Lecture

"How To Create a Beautiful Smile," K. William Mopper; lecture rm. 5 & 6 Scaife, 9:30 am-4:30 pm (To register: 648-8370)

Rheumatology Didactic Lecture

"Case Presentations on RA and Hand Reconstructive Surgery, Part II," Carl-Hogan Hagert, plastic/reconstructive surgery; 1195 BST, 10:15-11:15 am

Pharmacology Seminar

"G Protein-gated K+ Channels," David Clapham, Harvard; 1395 BST, noon

History Lecture

"Son of Revolution: Harold Sims' Work in History," Alejandro de la Fuente, U. of South FL; 2P56 FQ, 3 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Galileo, the Myth and Attempts by the Church to Dispel Them," George Coyne; 1P56 FQ, 3:30 pm

UPCI/Pgh. Steelers Charity Basketball Game

"Hoops for a Cure"; Chartiers Valley High School gym, Bridgeville, 6:30 pm (276-1690)

Saturday, April 17

Starzl Surgery Lecture

"The Ultimate Millennial Challenge: Global Eradication and Control of Communicable Diseases," Gustav J.V. Nossal, Melbourne Hospital, Australia; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 10-11 am

Women's Chorale Ensemble Concert

FFA Aud., 8 pm

Sunday, April 18

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science/Bayer Corp./Carnegie Science Ctr. Lecture

"Find Out Why Galileo Made the Earth Move," Peter Machamer, history & philosophy of science; Carnegie Science Ctr., 2:30 pm (reservations: 237-3410)

Compline Choir 10th Anniversary Reunion

Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm (682-6886)

Monday, April 19

Ft. Pitt Bridge/Tunnel Construction Info Briefing

Tom Fox, PennDOT, Henry Nutbrown, Port Authority, and Bob Harkins; Assembly Rm. WPU, noon-1 pm

History Lecture

"Exploring Little-Known Relationships: Sweden and Spain Since the 1600s," Magnus Morner; 3P11 FQ, noon

Reproductive Physiology Lecture

"Setting the Stage for Fertility: Critical Aspects of Testicular Development in the Neonatal Rat," Joanne Orth, Temple; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, noon

Economics Seminar

"An EMU With Asymmetric Transmission and No Stability Pact," Andrew Hughes Hallett, U. of Strathclyde; 4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Chemistry Francis Clifford Phillips Lecture

"Some Magnetic Moments," Alexander Pines, U. of CA-Berkeley; Chevron Ashe Aud., 8:15 pm

Tuesday, April 20

Chemistry Francis Clifford Phillips Lecture

"Ups and Downs of Spins in Solids," Alexander Pines, U. of CA-Berkeley; Chevron Ashe Aud., 12:30 pm

Microtheory Seminar

"Rent Shifting and Efficiency in Dequential Contracting With a Common Buyer," Leslie Marx, U. of Rochester; 4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Comparative/Development Economics Seminar

"From Grabbing Hands to Helping Hands," Jiahua Che, Notre Dame; 4S56 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

"Improved Bargaining Position in Negotiations as a Reason for Mergers and Exclusionary Practices," Esther Gal-Or, KGSB; FFA Aud., 4 pm

SAC Oakland Clean-Up

4:30-6:30 pm (For location: 624-4236)

Latin American Studies Seminar

"After Hurricane Mitch: Building a Sustainable Recovery in Central America," Oscar Castaneda, World Neighbors Guatemala, and Steve Brescia, former World Neighbors rep.; PAA, Medallion Rm., 7 pm (648-7392)

Wednesday, April 21

UPMC Shadyside Auxiliary Fashion Show/Luncheon

Longue Vue Club, Verona, noon (Tickets: 782-6994)

FSAP Workshop

"Supporting Your Child Through Stressful Situations," Brad Werley; Dining Rm. B WPU, noon-1 pm

SAC Meeting

2M/P56 FQ, noon-2 pm

Linguistics Colloquium

"Multilingualism in First Century Palestine," Christina Bratt Paulston; 144 CL, 3 pm

Joint Pitt/CMU Applied Microtheory Seminar

"Love or Money? The Effect of Owner Motivation in the California Wine Industry," Fiona Scott Morton, U. of Chicago; 1001 Hamburg Hall, CMU, 3:30-5 pm

Joint Pitt/CMU Biological Sciences Seminar

"The Suppressor of Hairy-Wing Insulator and Long Distance Gene Regulation in Drosophila," Dale Dorsett, Sloan-Kettering; 3rd fl. conf. rm. Mellon Inst., 3:30 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Gap Junctional Functions Deduced From Targeted Disruption of Connexin Genes," Daniel Goodenough, Harvard; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

Thursday, April 22

Human Resources Workshop

"Supervisory Skills: The Foundation: Core Skills for Building Commitment"; 100 Craig, 9 am-4:30 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Law School Lecture

Martha Hartle Munsch, attorney with Reed Smith Shaw & McClay; Teplitz Courtrm., law school, noon

Chemistry Colloquium

"Mechanistic Studies of the Reactions of Nitric Oxide, a Promiscuous Bioregulator," Peter Ford, U. of CA-Santa Barbara; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Molecular Structure and Bonding at Liquid Surfaces and Interfaces," Geraldine Richmond, U. of OR; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Jack Matthews-Herbert Rubin Rehabiliation Lecture

"Developments in Speech and Hearing Interactions: How and Why 'Fast ForWord' May Work," Charles Berlin, LSU Med. Ctr.; 4060 Forbes Tower, 6:30-7:30 pm (reservations: 647-1341)

Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Featuring Hank Crawford, jazz saxophonist; Assembly Rm. WPU, 8 pm (624-4187)

Friday, April 23

Pharmacology Seminar

"Rx-to-OTC Switch," Randy Juhl, pharmacy; 1395 BST, noon

Psychology Colloquium

"Shape and Meaning of Feminine Beauty: Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective," Devendra Singh, U. of TX; 221 Langley, 3 pm

Saturday, April 24

Nationality Rooms Cabaret Ball

Assembly Rm. WPU, 6:30 pm (reservations: 624-6150)

Asian Studies Repertoire of Japanese Kyogen and Noh Theatre

"Theatre of Yugen"; Eddy Theatre, Chatham Coll., 8 pm (433-5021)

African Drumming Ensemble Concert

Bellefield Aud., 8 pm (624-4125)

Sunday, April 25

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science/Bayer Corp./Carnegie Science Ctr. Lecture

"Find Out Why Darwin Evolved," James Lennox, Ctr. for Philosophy of Science & history & philosophy of science; Carnegie Science Ctr., 2:30 pm (reservations: 237-3410)

Pgh. International Folk Theatre/Dear Friends Production

"Let's Dance: Music and Dance From the Parlor to the Sock Hop"; Stephen Foster Aud., 2:30 pm (624-4100)

Men's Glee Club Concert

FFA Aud., 3 pm

Monday, April 26

History and Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Fearless Vampire Conservator: How Not to Resist Genetic Determinism," Paul Griffiths, U. of Sydney; 817 CL, 4 pm Pgh.

Chamber Music Society Concert

Guarneri String Quartet with Claude Frank, piano; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (624-4129)

Tuesday, April 27

History and Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Many Faces of the Gene," Paul Griffiths, U. of Syndey; 817 CL, 1:30 pm

Wednesday, April 28

Chemical Hygiene/Lab Safety Training

GSPH Aud., 9-10:30 am

Pathology Seminar

"Molecular Basis of Tissue Destruction and Epidemics of Serotype M1 Group A Streptococcus," James Musser, Baylor; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

SAC Spring Assembly Meeting

"Pittsburgh Panthers Athletics," Steve Pederson, Athletic Director; lecture rm. 1 Scaife, noon-2 pm

Joint Pitt/CMU Biological Sciences Seminar

"Engineering Angles on Sensing, Cellular Resource Management, and Product Isolation in Cell-Based Production Processes," Michael Domach, CMU; 3rd fl. conf. rm. Mellon Inst., 3:30 pm

Thursday, April 29

Human Resources Workshop

"Organizational Skills: One of These Days I'm Going to Clean Things Up Around Here"; 100 Craig, 10 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

Joint Pitt/CMU Applied Microtheory Seminar

"California's Military Base Requirements: Evident from Multi-Sector Longitudinal Microdata," C.J. Krizan, Census Bureau; 1001 Hamburg Hall, CMU, 3:30-5 pm

Mark M. Ravitch History of Medicine Lecture

"Paroperative Pantheon," Seymour Schwartz, U. of Rochester; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm

Ph.D. Defense


"Athenian Sun in the African Sky: African Adaptations of Greek Tragedy," Kevin Wetmore, theatre arts; April 15, 1627 CL, 1 pm


"Air Transport Factors Influencing Attitudes of Saudi Employees Toward Work in Small and Remote Cities With Scheduled Airline Service: An Exploratory Study Among Saudi Male Students Studying in the U.S.," Moshabbab Al-Ahmari; April 15, 3J52 FQ, 2 pm


"State Strategy, Firm Strategy, and the Strategic Alliance: Evidence from U.S.-Asian Partnerships in the Commercial Aircraft Industry," Matthew Dixon; April 16, 3J52 FQ, 10 am


"Diabetes Health Care and Vascular Complications in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes," Janice Zgibor, epidemiology; April 16, 5th fl. conf. ctr. Rangos Research Ctr., 10 am


"Laws of Nature: Meeting the Empiricist Challenge," John Roberts, philosophy; April 16, 1001D CL, 1 pm


"The Cost Effectiveness of Public Library Services in Metropolitan Areas: A Comparative Analysis of Consolidated City County Library Systems and Single Jurisdiction Systems," Deborah Rhodes, library science; April 16, 503 IS, 1-3 pm


"Bleomycin Hydrolase Knockout Mice: Creation and Phenotypic Evaluation," Donald Schwartz; April 16, 1395 BST, 2 pm


"Ringing in the New Physics: The Politics and Technology of Electron Colliders in the United States, 1956-1970," Elizabeth Paris, history and philosophy of science; April 17, 1001 CL, 10:30 am


"Between Outlander and Outlaw: A Case For the Outlier in Reinventing Community," S. Charleen Pavlik, communications; April 19, 1117 CL, 10 am


"Public Spirit and Liberal Democracy: John Stuart Mill's Civic Liberalism," Dale Miller, philosophy; April 19, 1001D CL, 10 am


"Late-Quaternary Vegetation and Climate History Near Grass Lake, Southern Cascade Range, California," Katharine Hakala, geology/planetary science; April 20, 205 Thaw, 2-4 pm


"The Treasure House of the Mind: Descartes' Conception of Innate Ideas," Deborah Boyle, philosophy; April 21, 1001B CL, noon


"Altered Angiotensin II Signalling in Preglomerular Vessels of Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats," Rupa Mokkapatti; April 21, 1395 BST, 2 pm

Social Work

"Charitable Behavior of Hospitals in the Changing Health Care Environment," James Kelly; April 21, 2304 CL, 2 pm


"A Network Framework for QoS-Aware Traffic Scheduling and Management in Integrated Service Networks," Michael Boykin, computer science; April 22, 338 Eberly, 9 am


"American Baroque: Melville and the Literary Cartography of the World System, " Rob Tally, English; April 22, 526 CL, 1-3 pm


"Transgenic Models of HGF Gene Regulation and Function," Aaron Bell; April 23, S121 BST, 10 am


"Lithic Economy and Household Interdependence Among the Late Classic Maya of Belize," Jon Vandenbosch, anthropology; April 26, 10 am


"Keeping Our Roots Strong: Corporate Ownership of Land on Mokil, Atoll," Bryan Oles, anthropology; April 26, 3D10 FQ, 1 pm


"Population Screening of the Lipoprotein Lipase Gene for Mutations Associated With High Triglyceride/Low HDL-Cholesterol Phenotype and Structure-Function Analysis of the Mutations Using Molecular Modeling," Hamid Razzaghi, human genetics; April 28, 109 Parran, 10 am-1 pm


"Mental Causation: Natural, But Not Naturalized," Eric Marcus, philosophy; April 28, 1001D CL, 10 am


"Emerging Cultural Markets and Private Enterprise in Urban China," David Hudgens, anthropology; April 28, 3D10 FQ, 2 pm


"Beyond Caliban: (Dis)forming Identity and Being in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Literature," Patricia Joan Saunders, English; April 29, 512 CL, 12:30-3 pm


Kuntu Theatre Productions

"Keepers of the Dream"; through April 18, Pgh. City Theatre's Lester Hamburg studio space, South Side, Wed.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm, matinee April 16 at 11 am;

"Papa's Blues," directed by Vernell Lillie; through May 1, Studio Theatre. (Call for performance times: 624-7529)

Theatre Arts Production

"Our Town," directed by Kathleen George; through April 18, Stephen Foster Theatre, Wed.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm (624-7529)


Studio Arts Student Exhibition

Through May 3, University Art Gallery, FFA, Mon.-Sat., 10 am-4 pm, Thurs. till 8 pm (648-2430)


PUCC Prostate Cancer Funding

Applications for pilot projects in prostate cancer research due April 15 to Vinny Harasyn, 624-7816.


Degreed University staff interested in participating in commencement should contact the Office of Special Events by April 22 at 624-7100.

International Cabaret Ball

Registration due April 16 to 1209 CL.

Competitive Medical Research Fund Grant

Applications due by Sept. 15 to 201 Kaufmann Bldg. (692-2759)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of April 29-May 13. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm April 22 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information can be sent by FAX: 624-4579 or e-mail to Questions should be directed to 624-1376.

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