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November 9, 2000


Thursday, November 9

Pediatric Grand Rounds

"New Aspects of Diagnosis & Treatment of Pediatric IBD," James Markowitz; McCluskey Aud. Children's, 8 am

PIP Workshop

"Financial Security During Retirement: A Workshop for Retirees," 9:30 am-noon (to register: 648-2560)

Immunology Seminar

"The Role of Lymphotoxin & LIGHT in Systemic Immune Response," Yang-Xin Fu; aud. 5 Scaife, noon

Pitt-CMU Colloquium

"Anomalies & Competing Research Programs in Political Science: Bounded Rationality, Game Theory & Voting," Jonathan Bendor, Stanford; 223D Porter, CMU, 3:30 pm

Germanic Languages & Literatures Presentation

"The Third Annual Commemoration of 'Kristallnacht'"; 232 CL, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"Revised Glacial Margins & Wisconsin Meltwater Paleo-flood Hydrology, Slippery Rock Creek Basin, Central Western PA," Gary D'Urso, Clarion; 203 Thaw, 4-5 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

"Gene Therapy With Non-Viral Vectors," Leaf Huang, Joseph Koslow Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences, pharmacy; FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Johnstown Satellite Seminar

"Twenty Years of 'Nightline,'" Ted Koppel, Tom Bettag, Fletcher Johnson & Sara Just; 134 Blackington, UPJ, 7:30-9 pm

Women's Studies/United Campus Ministry Lecture

Linda Hollies, author of "Mother Goose Meets the Woman Called Wisdom"; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 8 pm

Black Week Lecture

Nikki Giovanni; Assembly Rm. WPU, 8 pm

Friday, November 10

Audiology Clinical Seminar

"Counseling Parents of Children With Hearing Loss: A Consideration of Need," Sheila Pratt; 5073 Forbes Twr., 7:30 am

Medical Grand Rounds

"Molecular Genetic Advances in the Cardiomyopathies," W.J. McKenna; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am

WPIC Research Lecture

"Treatment & Course of Major Depression in Community Settings," Barnett Meyers; 2nd fl. aud. Detre, 10:30 am (624-0750)

Pharmacology Seminar

"Exploiting Stress Responsive Genes for Improved Chemo- and/or Radio-Therapy of Human Breast Cancer," David Boothman, Case Western; 1395 BST, noon

Human Genetics Seminar

"Genetics of Blood Pressure Regulation in Baboons," Candace Kammerer, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research; A-115 Crabtree, noon-1 pm

Anthropology Lecture

"Dancing in the Dark: Evolutionary Psychology & the Argument From Design," Karola Stotz & Paul Griffiths; 3D10 Posvar, 3 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Metaphysics, Mechanism & Newtonianism," Lisa Downing, U. of IL; 817R CL, 3:30 pm (624-1052)

Black Week Talent Show

Assembly Rm. WPU, 7:30 pm (648-7880)

Saturday, November 11

Titusville Christmas Ornament Workshop

Broadhurst Science Ctr., UPT (814/827-4425)

Surgery Grand Rounds

"Medical/Surgical Beliefs Once Cherished & Now Discarded," Robert Goldwyn; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 10 am

Swimming & Diving

vs. Virginia; Trees, noon

Philippines Nationality Room Benefit Concert

"On Wings of Songs," Filipino Concert Tour; 20th Century Club, 7 pm ( 963-8468)

Men's Basketball

vs. California All-Stars; Field House, 7:30 pm

Sunday, November 12

Polish Nationality Rooms Presentation

"Polishfest 00"; Commons Rm. CL, noon-6 pm (624-6150)

Music Concert

"Bach & the Baroque"; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Center for W. European Studies Film

"The White Rose"; Carnegie Musuem of Art, 7 pm

Lutheran University Center Choral Compline

"Prayer at the Close of the Day," Cynthia Pock, First English Lutheran Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, November 13

EU Center/Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences/Pharmacy Lecture

"New Drugs in the Global Economy: Risk Assessment & Management in the European Union and Co-operation With the United States," Fernand Sauer, European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products; A-115 Crabtree, noon-1:15 pm

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar; 3 pm

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Lecture

"Molecular Structures: Important Clues for Understanding Biology," Angela Gronenborn; aud. 6 Scaife, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Adenovirus Immunoregula-tory Proteins: Effects on Apoptosis, Signal Transduction & Prevention of Type I Diabetes," Marshall Horwitz; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Tuesday, November 14

UPMC Health Plan Customer Service

Representative available; 2nd fl. Craig, 11 am-2 pm, every Tue., Wed. & Thur.

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Ethical Dimensions of the Management of Fetal Anomalies," Frank Chervenak, Cornell; lec. rm. 5 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Injury Epidemiology Seminar

"Firearm Injury Surveillance, Development & Status," Jeffrey Coben, AGH; A-115 Crabtree, noon

EU Center Lecture

"Reconstructing Southeast Europe: EU-US Perspectives," Robin Skulrak; 4E51 Posvar, noon-1 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

"Is Structural Realism Possible?" Stathis Psillos, U. of Athens; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Titusville Brown Bag Lunch

"Working in Tropical Forests: Issues of Conservation & Diversity," Linda Winkler, UPT; G02 Broadhurst Science Ctr. UPT, 12:15-12:45 pm

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Seminar

"Factors & Mechanisms Involved in the Deadenylation & Turnover of mRNAs in Mammalian Cells," Jeff Wilusz; 1295 BST, 3:30 pm

Women's Studies Slide Presentation

"This Is Going to Hurt Me More Than It Is Going to Hurt You," Delanie Jenkins; 5E56 Posvar, 7 pm

Music Concert

"Music on the Edge," Camilla Hoitenga & Eric Moe; FFA aud., 8 pm

Wednesday, November 15

Human Resources Workshop

"Financial Records Services," Greg Admetz, Financial Records; Kevin Stark, Asset Accounting & Mary Jane Ackerman, Service & Records; 100 Craig, 9:30-11:30 am

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch

"YWCA Dialogue II-Promoting Understanding & Racial Harmony," Diane Chavis & Linda Nakama; 901 CL, noon-1 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Geological Information Systems Day

"Geohazards & Remote Sensing, SW PA & Planet Earth," demonstrations and lectures; 210 Thaw, 2-4 pm (to register: 624-8784)

Classics Lecture

"Archeology in Sri Lanka: A Challenge for the New Millennium," Nancy Wilkie, Carlton; 203 FFA, 2:30 pm

Burroughs Wellcome Seminar

"Structural & Functional Studies on Cyanovirin-N, a Potent HIV Inactivating Protein," Angela Gronenborn; 343 Masonic Temple, 3 pm

Medicine/Pathology Robert S. Totten Lecture

"Tumor Progression, Diagnosis & Prognosis in Melanocytic Tumors," David Elder, Penn; lec. rm. 5 Scaife, 4 pm

GSPH Council Meeting

109 Parran, 4 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

"When Inhibition Leads to Release: Mechanisms Underlying KATP Channel Regulated Insulin Vesicle Exocytosis," Peter Drain; 5th fl. brdrm. EEI, 4 pm

UPMC Gastroenterology/Hepatology Grand Rounds

1104 Scaife, 5 pm

PIP Workshop

"Personal Financial Planning," 6:30-9:30 pm (to register: 648-2560)

Music Concert

"Transcending Borders," University Chamber Orchestra, Roger Zahab, dir.; Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Thursday, November 16

Pediatric Grand Rounds

"Addressing Smoking Cessation in the Pediatric Setting," Deborah Moss; McCluskey Aud. Children's, 8 am

Therapeutic Endoscopy Workshop

GI Lab, 3rd fl. Presby, 8 am

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Squamous Cell 40 Year History," John Ensley; 5th fl. brdrm. EEI, 8 am

Chemical Hygiene & Lab Safety Training Program

Benedum aud., 9-11 am

PIP Workshop

"Financial Security During Retirement: A Workshop for Retirees," 9:30 am-noon (to register: 648-2560)

Immunology Seminar

"Suppressed T Cell Function in Cancer Patients," Jan Schmielau; W995 BST, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

"Alexis Carrel–Solitary Genius or Part of a Forgotten Group?" David Hamilton, West Glasgow Hospitals U.; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Health Policy Institute Lecture

"The Evolution of Organized Delivery Systems: Successes, Failures & Next Steps," Stephen Shortell, UC/Berkeley; GSPH aud., 3-4:30 pm

HA & A 2000 Distinguished Alumni Lecture

"An Interactive Image Data-bank for the Medieval College Student: 13th-Century French Psalters," Elizabeth Peterson, U. of Utah; 202 FFA, 4 pm

Asian Studies Coffee House

Lower lounge WPU, 4-6 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Medicine Lecture

"Medawar & Gibson: The Origins of Transplantation Immunology," David Hamilton, Western Infirmary, Scotland; lec. rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm

Women's Studies Film

"Be Good My Children," Dining Rm. A WPU, 7 pm

E.P. Thompson Lecture

Staughton Lynd; FFA aud., 7:30 pm

Friday, November 17

Governance Initiative Briefing

"The Governance Challenge to Improve Quality & Outcomes of Care," Stephen Shortell, UC/Berkeley; University Club, 8-9:30 am (to register: 624-6104)

Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar

"Immune Mechanisms Important in Latent & Reactivation Tuberculosis," JoAnne Flynn; aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, 12:05-2 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

"Learning Chaos," Maralee Harrell, Colorado College; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Linguistics Colloquium

"An Introduction to Language Online," Christopher Jones, CMU; G17 CL, 3 pm

Civil & Environmental Engineering Lecture

"Post Tensioning of Architectural Structures in Structural Steel," Leslie Robertson; FFA aud., 3 pm (reservations: 624-9575)

Music Colloquium

"Music & Nationalism in Peru," Thomas Turicho, U. of IL; 132 Music, 4-5:30 pm

Men's Basketball

vs. NC A&T; Field House, 7:30 pm

Black Week Fashion Show

Assembly Rm. WPU, 7:30 pm (648-7880)

Asian Studies Presentation

"Kwaidan: Three Japanese Ghost Stories"; Byham Theater, Downtown, 8 pm (456-6666), also Nov. 18 & 19

Saturday, November 18

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

"Writing Research Articles"; lect. rm. 5, Scaife, 9 am-3 pm (624-7098)

Folk Tale Saturday

Molly Richman, meet & register at Information Ctr., CL; Greek Rm. CL, 2 pm

Women's Basketball

vs. Sacred Heart; Field House, 2 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Mini-Conference

"Induction/Probability & Causation/Explanation"; 2M56 Posvar, 9 am-5 pm (to register: 624-1052)

Sunday, November 19


vs. Lehigh; Field House, 1 pm

Organ Concert

Donald Fellows, St. Paul's Cathedral; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Center for W. European Studies Film

"The Nasty Girl"; Carnegie Museum of Art, 7 pm

Lutheran University Center Choral Compline

"Prayer at the Close of the Day," Stephen Schall, St. Bernard R. C. Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, November 20

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Evolution in a Community Context: Joint Efforts of Herbivory & Pollination on Plants," Sharon Strauss; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Men's Basketball

vs. Morris Brown; Field House, 7:30 pm

Drue Heinz Lecture

Walter Mosley; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (622-8866)

Tuesday, November 21

Human Resources Workshop

"Job Descriptions" & "Time & Attendance Record Keeping" 100 Craig, 9-11 am

Injury Epidemiology Seminar

"Injuries to Adolescent Workers," Dawn Castillo; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Wednesday, November 22

* Thanksgiving recess begins for students.

Town Hall Meeting

UPMC staff; 1102 Scaife, 11 am-noon

UPMC Gastroenterology/Hepatology Grand Rounds

1104 Scaife, 5 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


"A Study of Late Classic Maya Population Growth at La Milpa, Belize," John Rose, Nov. 9; 3H51 Posvar, 10 am

Psychology in Education

"A Simulation Study of NonIterative Estimated Generalized Least Squares Estimators & Inference Tests in Random Coefficient Regression Models," Lidush Goldschmidt, Nov. 9; 5C51 Posvar, 1 pm


"Household & Community Organization of a Formative Period Bolovian Settlement," Courtney Rose, Nov. 10; 3H51 Posvar, 9 am


"The Use of Peripheral Social Awareness Tools in Collaborative Systems," Vichita Vathanophas, Nov. 17; 503 IS, 9 am-noon

Human Genetics

"Gene Therapy to Promote Survival of Transplanted Pancreatic Islets: The Effect of Tryptophan Catabolism," Angela Alexander, Nov. 21; 1100 Rangos Research Ctr., 1 pm


"Development of a Compound Ultrasound Device & Biomedical Assessment of Buttock Soft Tissue in Vivo," Jue Wang, Nov. 22; 5047 Forbes Twr., 10 am-noon


Pitt Repertory Theatre

"Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said" by Linda Hartinian; Henry Heymann Theatre, through Nov. 12, Thur.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm (624-7529)


University Art Gallery

"Cross Currents"; through Dec. 1, 104 FFA, Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Thur. till 8 pm


Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Walter V. Shipley Best Essay Award, entries due by Jan. 31, to 5501 Walnut St., Pittsburgh 15232. (688-0304)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Wednesday, Nov. 22, due to the Thanksgiving recess. It will contain events of Nov. 22-Dec. 7. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Nov. 16, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax: 624-4579 or e-mail to

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