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January 25, 2007


Thursday 25

Petersen Inst. of Nanoscience & Engineering Seminar

“The Complexity of Tomorrow’s Nano Building Blocks: The Many Dimensions of Anisotropy,”

Sharon Glostzer, U of MI-Ann Arbor;

1175 Benedum, 11 am

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Balancing Hope & Honesty: What Do Doctors Say?”

Anthony Back, U of WA;

113 Law, noon-1 pm (8-1320)

Immunology Seminar

“Regulation of Autoimmunity by APC-Derived Exosomes: Pre-Clinical & Clinical Studies,”

Paul Robbins, molecular genetics & biochemistry/orthopaedic surgery;

aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Chemistry Levine Lecture

“Designing, Measuring & Controlling Molecular- & Supramolecular-Scale Properties for Molecular Devices,”

Paul Weiss, PSU;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Physics/CMU Colloquium

“Cosmological Probes of Dark Energy,”

Duigan Hulerer, U of Chicago;

103 Allen, 4:30 pm

Global Studies/Global Solutions Pgh. Lecture

“Darfur Mobilizing Against Genocide,”

Michael Goodhart, political science;

ballrm. WPU, 6 pm

History E.P. Thompson Lecture

“Coleridge, Exoticism & Empire,”

Carlo Ginzburg, UCLA;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm (8-7477)

Friday 26

Small Business Development Ctr. Seminar

“The Second Step: Developing a Small Business Plan”;

209 Mervis, 7:30-10 am (register: 8-1542)

EU Ctr. for Excellence/European Studies/Political Science Conference

“The Negotiation of EU External Relations: From Divergent Preferences to Common Policies?”;

Medallion Rm. PAA, 8:30 am-5 pm (RSVP:; also Jan. 27)

Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar

“Using Organics to Assemble Particles: Self-Assembly of Nanoparticle ‘Surfactants’ & Other Interesting Shape Amphiphiles,”

Sharon Glostzer, U of MI-Ann Arbor;

1175 Benedum, 9 am

Physics Lecture

“Noah’s Flood, the Grand Canyon & the Science of Geology,”

Carol Hill, U of NM;

151 CL, noon (4-9007)

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Rethinking the Relationship Between Abortion & Poverty,”

Ericka Fricke, Planned Parenthood;

2201 Posvar, noon (4-6485)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Idealization & Scientific Modeling,”

Demetris Portides, U of Cyprus;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Saturday 27

Bradford Campus Seminar

“From Backpack to Briefcase,”

Peter Garber, PPG;

Frame-Westerberg Commons, 9 am-1:30 pm (814/362-0248)

Swimming & Diving

vs. VA Tech; Trees, 11 am

Men’s Basketball

vs. St. John’s; Petersen, 4 pm

Sunday 28

Swimming & Diving

vs. UVA; Trees, 11 am

Monday 29

Toastmasters Meeting

104 Mervis, 11:45 am-12:45 pm (also Feb. 5)

Tuesday 30

Blood Drive

Lower lounge WPU, 8 am-4 pm;

1st fl. lounge Victoria, 8 am-2 pm

TIAA-CREF Personal Financial Counseling Sessions

Suite 300 4570 5th Ave., 8:30 am-4:30 pm (also Feb. 1 & 6-8; appointment: 877/209-3136)

CIDDE Intensive CourseWeb Training Sessions

B23 Alumni, 9 am-noon (also Jan. 23; register: 8-2832)

Bradford Campus Poetry Reading

Alessandra Lynch & Eric Schwerer;

Bromeley Family Theater Blaisdell, UPB, noon (814/362-7505)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Explanation & Causation: The Metaphysical Arguments,”

Johannes Persson;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Toastmasters Meeting

2203 Sennott, 12:15 pm (also Feb. 6)

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Physics/CMU Colloquium

“The Sensitivity Limits of Nanowire Biosensors,”

Xuan Gao, Harvard;

106 Allen, 3 pm

Physics/CMU Colloquium

“New & Compact QCD Amplitudes From Spinors & Complex Analysis,”

Ruth Brino, U of Amsterdam;

106 Allen, 4:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Lecture

“The Anatomy of Prejudice,”

Jane Elliott;

Pasquerilla, UPJ, 6 pm (also Jan. 31; 814/269-2080)

Wednesday 31

Career Services Job/Internship Fair

Main fl. WPU, 10 am-3:30 pm (also Feb. 1)

Pathology Seminar

“A Immunotherapy: Lessons From Mice, Monkeys & Men,”

Cynthia Lemere, Ctr. for Neurologic Diseases;

1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Germanic Languages & Literatures Films

“Machorka Muff” & “Die Chronik Anna Magdalena Bach”;

205 Lawrence, 7:30 pm (8-2614)


Thursday 1

EOH Seminar

“Transgenic Mouse Models of Lung Carcinogenesis,”

Jill Siegfried, UPCI;

5th fl. conf. rm. 100 Tech. Dr., noon-1 pm

Immunology Seminar

“The Role of CD4 Cells in the Generation & Maintenance of HSV-1 Specific T Cells in the Latently Infected TG,”

Gregory Frank;

“Signaling Dendritic Cells via the Neurokinin-1 Receptor,”

Brian Janelsins;

aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Asian Studies Lecture

“Can a Public Servant Have a Private Life? Teachers in Nagasaki’s Outer Islands,”

Blaine Conner, anthropology;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Friday 2

PACWC Meeting

Discussion of long-term agenda for women's issues at Pitt-Provost area faculty invited; 2500 WWPH, 10:30 am – 12 noon (4-9246)

Pharmacology Seminar

“Identification & Pharmacologic Properties of Nitrated Fatty Acids,”

Paul Baker;

1395 Starzl BST, noon (3-7757)


vs. Bucknell;

Washington’s Landing, 1 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

“Momotaru: Symbol of Japanese Nationalism,”

Scott Polen;

4130 Posvar, 2 pm (8-7370)

Saturday 3

Spectroscopy Society of Pgh./American Inst. of Chemical Engineers/American Chemical Society Seminar

“Managing an Effective Job Search,”

Ray O’Donnell, ACS;

Ashe Aud. Chevron, 9 am (412/823-3077)

Swimming & Diving

vs. Clarion & Duquesne;

Trees pool, 11 am

Monday 5

OIS Program

“PASSPORT to Career Searches for F-1 Visa Holders”;

Dining Rm. A WPU, noon-1:30 pm (4-7120)

Jewish Studies Talk

“The Politics of Black-Jewish Relations & Why It Matters,”

Cheryl Greenberg, Trinity College;

5130 Posvar, noon

Physics/CMU Colloquium

“Suspended Carbon Nanotube-Based Structure: A Study of Electronic & Mechanical Behaviors,”

Haibing Peng, UC-Berkley;

106 Allen, 3 pm

Senate Council Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Law/Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney Seminar

“Tax Exemption & Charitable Health Care Providers,”

Thomas Hyatt, Ober Kaler Grimes & Shriver;

Teplitz Courtrm. Law, 4-6 pm (8-7120)

LRDC/Pgh. Ctr. for Learning Policy Colloquium

“Implementing Policy in Schools: Exploring the Role of Design-Based Technical Assistance,”

Louis Gomez, Northwestern;

Glaser Aud. LRDC, 4:30 pm (4-7490)

Titusville Campus Concert

Pgh. Piano Trio;

Henne Aud., UPT, 7:30 pm (tickets: 814/827-4503)

Tuesday 6

NIH Career Development Award Workshop

“Pathway to Independence: K-99/ROO”;

S120 BST2, 11:30 am-1 pm

Philosophy of Science Talk

Edouard Machesy, philosophy;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Wednesday 7

Business Family Enterprise Ctr. Program

“A More Perfect Union: Crafting a Successful Family Constitution”;

Duquesne Club, 8:30 am-1 pm (register: 8-1544)

Pathology Seminar

“Ongoing Lessons From the Small B-Cell Lymphomas,”

Steven Swerdlow, hematopathology;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Study Abroad Film

“Making It Happen: Study Abroad for Students With Disabilities”;

Schenley Ballrm. Univ. Ctr., 7 pm (8-7413)

Germanic Languages & Literatures Films

“Brutalität in Stein,”

“Porträt Einer Bewährung” & “Dir Patriatin”;

205 Lawrence, 7:30 pm (8-2614)

Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Thursday 8

FSDP Workshop

“Purchasing Fundamentals”;

342 Craig, 9 am-3 pm (4-2728)

Asian Studies Lecture

“Malaria & Development: Community-Based Activism on the Island of Kolombangara, Solomon Islands,”

Chris Mercer, anthropology;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Asian Studies/UCIS/Honors College

“Songs & Subjects in Medieval Japan,”

Thomas Hare, Prince-ton;

3504 CL, 2:30 pm

PhD Defenses


“Caught Between History & Imagination: The Arguments for Post-National EU Citizenship,”

Alessandra Beasley;

Jan. 31, 1128 CL, 9-11 am


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“The Nina Variations” & “Family Stories”;

Jan. 25-27 at 7:30 pm, Jan. 27 & 28 at 2 pm, Studio Theatre CL (tickets: 4-7529)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre


Jan. 25-Feb. 10, Th-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Alumni (4-7298)

Bradford Campus

“Jackie, Vi & Lena”;

Jan. 27 at 7:30 pm, Bromeley Family Theater, UPB (814/362-0248)

Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Vinegar Tom”;

Jan. 31-Feb. 11, Th-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial (tickets: 4-7529)

Johnstown Campus

“Private Lives”;

Feb. 6 at 8 pm, Pasquerilla, UPJ (tickets: 800/846-2787)


Hillman Library

“Fox-Colored Sparrow” through Jan. 29;

“Savannah Finch” through Feb. 12;

Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

Asian Studies/ULS East Asian Library

“Advertising a Dream: Movie Posters From Post-War Korea”;

through March 1, Hillman foyer, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7370)

Univ. Art Gallery

“Revolution, Ritual & Remembrance: The Art of Haiti”;

Feb. 1-March 17, Univ. Art Gallery FFA, M-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm (8-2423)


Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarship

Applications due to 1209 CL by noon, Jan. 25.

Teaching Evaluation Surveys

Request forms due to G39 CL by Jan. 26. (4-6147)

Innovation in Education Awards

Proposal submissions due Jan. 31. For more info, go to (4-5750)

Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards

Applications due April 6. For more info: 4-6172.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Feb. 8. It will contain events Feb. 8-22. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Feb. 1 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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