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October 24, 2002


Thursday 24

• Spring term registration begins; first two days reserved for seniors.

ADRC Lecture

“Sleep in AD Caregivers: Results From an ADRC Seed Money Pilot Study,” Martica Hall, psychiatry; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Endocrine Conference

“Transriptomics in Perspective: Application to Biological Questions,” David Peters; 1195 BST, noon

EOH Seminar

“Computational Assessment of Proteins Structure-Function Relations,” Ivet Bahar, molecular genetics & biochemistry; 2nd. fl. conf. rm. 3343 Forbes, noon-1 pm

HA & A Talk

“Problems of Researching the Dream Painting,” Karen Gerhart; 203 FFA, noon

Health Services Seminar

“Spatial Data Analysis of Area Effects for Infant Health in Allegheny County, PA,” Lucas Musewe; A216 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

“Glucosamine: Potent Immunosuppressive Properties of a Fad Compound,” Nick Giannoukakis, pathology; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Pulmonary & Critical Care Case Conference

Donna Zhang; 628NW Montefiore, noon

Biosciences Seminar

“2D Electrophoresis Approach to Proteomic,” Stacey Loyland; E1295 BST, 1 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Rosette Nanotubes: Adaptive Materials With an Intrinsic Ability to Self-Replace,” Hicham Fenniri, Purdue, 2:30 pm; “Nitric Oxide Releasing Polymers: Preparation, Characterization & Biomedical Applications,” Mark Meyerhoff, U of MI, Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Beggars & Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion & Welfare in the United States,” Rickie Solinger; Pitt Club, 3 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

“Measuring Sensitivity to Nonignorability,” Daniel Heitjan, Penn; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Using Geophysics & Remote Sensing Technology to Characterize Watersheds,” Robert Kleinmann; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

Sleep Medicine Conference

Anne Germain; 628NW Montefiore, 4 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“In Pursuit of Racial Harmony, Insight & Justice,” Larry Davis, social work; 125 FFA, 4:30 pm

Global Studies Lecture

“Whose Education Will It Be This Time? The Politics of Afghan Education,” Andrea Rugh; 9th fl. conf. rm. 600 Wm. Penn Place, Downtown, 6:30 pm

Friday 25

• Fall term deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to the dean’s office.

Aron E. Szulman Pathology Seminar

“Evolution of Imprinted Tumor Susceptibility Genes,” Randy Jirtle, Duke; 0 level aud. Magee, 8 am

Dental Education Seminar

“Soft Tissue Biopsy Technique,” Bobby Collins & Lee Johns; 2148 Salk, 9 am

Internal Medicine Conference

Bernie Good; 933W Montefiore, 9 am

Mortimer & Harold Cohen Pathology Seminar

“Current Concepts in the Pathology of Uterine Sarcomas & Implications for Patient Management,” Charles Zaloudek, UC San Francisco; 0 level aud.

Magee, 9 am

Endocrine Conference

“PTHrP & Osteoporosis,” Mara Horwitz; 1195 BST, 9:30 am

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

“Behavioral Medicine Services,” Marsha Marcus; Thomas Detre Aud. WPIC, 11 am

Business 51+ Homecoming Luncheon

2nd fl. lobby Sennott, noon (8-1654)

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar

“Biomechanics & Pathophysiology of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm,” David Vorp; aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining Rm. B, 1-3 pm

GSPIA Counseling Session

Master of Public Administration; 3rd fl. Posvar, 1-3 pm

Asian Studies/Women’s Studies/Anthropology Workshop

“Gender in Contemporary East Asia,” Nancy Abelmann, U of IL, Lynne Nakano, Chinese U of Hong Kong, Nicole Constable, anthropology; Dining Rm. A WPU, 2-5 pm

Pgh. Development Ctr. Seminar

“Tissue Engineering Essentials From an Endocrinologist’s Point of View: Hormones, Cells & ECM,” Phil Campbell; 2131 Magee, 3 pm

Swimming & Diving

Vs. St. Bonaventure; Trees, 3 pm

Classics Lecture

“Exemplary Conflicts: Politics, Personality & Philosophy in Cicero’s De Officiis,” Andrew Dyck, UCLA; 149 CL, 3:30 pm

Journalism Lecture

“From A to E: Total Arts & Entertainment Journalism,” Brian Hyslop, P-G; 527 WPU, 4 pm

CAS Dean’s Homecoming Reception

4127 Sennott, 4:30-6:30 pm (4-3202)

Johnstown Campus Alumni Assn. Dinner

Living/Learning Ctr. Heritage, UPJ, 5:30 pm (814/269-1960)

Business Administration Homecoming Open House

2nd fl. Sennott, 6-8 pm

Engineering Reception & Dinner Homecoming Reunion Gala

PAA, 6:15 pm (4-9813)

Medicine Alumni Homecoming Dinner

Holiday Inn Univ. Ctr., 6:30 pm (8-8910)

Women’s Soccer

Vs. Syracuse; Founders Field, 7 pm

Asian Studies Film

“Warm Water Under a Red Bridge”; Carnegie Museum of Art, 7:30 pm (also Oct. 27)

PPC Homecoming Fireworks & Laser Show

Bigelow Blvd., 9 pm (8-7900)

PPC Homecoming Extravaganza

Main fl. WPU, 9:30-11:30 pm (8-7900)

Saturday 26

GSPH Conference

“Educational Conference on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”; GSPH, 8 am-4:30 pm (4-1510)

CGS Homecoming Breakfast

4th CL, 9 am (4-7683)

Education Homecoming Breakfast

5T01 Posvar, 9-11 am (1-888/258-6338)

Engineering Homecoming Breakfast

Benedum lobby, 9-11 am (4-9813)

Medicine Homecoming Breakfast

Univ. Club, 9 am (3-7658)

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Making Research Presentations”; lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 9 am-3 pm (4-7098)

Pitt Football/Homcoming

Vs. Boston College; Heinz Field, North Side, noon

Indian Sub-Continent Assn. Concert

Anoushka Shankar; Carnegie Music Hall, 6 pm

Homecoming Organ Recital

Robert Sutherland Lord; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm (also Oct. 27, 3 pm)

Sunday 27

Women’s Soccer

Vs. Syracuse; Founders Field, 7 pm

Monday 28

Urology & UPCI Lecture

“Mode of Action of BCG in Bladder Cancer,” Andreas Böhle, U of Lübeck; conf. rm. C Shadyside Medical Ctr., 9-10 am

Senate Plant Utilization & Planning Committee Meeting

1627 CL, 1:30-3 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Spatial Regulation of Cell Division in E. coli,” Joseph Luthenhaus, U of KS; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Orthopaedic Seminar

“Use of Muscle Derived Stem Cells in Gene Therapy & Tissue Engineering for the Musculo-skeletal System,” Johnny Huard; lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 5 pm

PCMS Concert

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet & John Nakamatsu, piano; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (4-4129)

Tuesday 29

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

”OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens,” Larry Milchak; Benedum aud., 9-10 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Etiologic Investigations of Prostate Cancer in the PLCO Trial,” Richard Hayes, NCI; A115 Crabtree, noon-1:25 pm

HA & A Colloquium

“The Relationship of Contemporary Art, Contemporaneity & Post-Modernity,” Terry Smith; 203 FFA, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

“Neuroimaging Studies of Reward-Related Processing,” Julie Fiez; 1495 BST, noon

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

“Quality Improvement Panel Discussion,” Mark Roberts & Gary Fischer; S123 BST, noon

Wellness Program Seminar

Derietra Ferguson, behavioral medicine & oncology; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon-1 pm

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“The University Structure & Governance,” Robert Pack; 100 Craig, 1-3 pm

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Seminar

“Multiple Functions of the RAG Proteins in V (D) J Recombination,” Moshe Sadofsky; E1295 BST, 3:30 pm

Magee Seminar

“Towards Antimicrobial Drug Development: Structure-Function Analysis of Aminoglycoside Mediated Inhibition of RNA Catalysis,” Soumitra Basu; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Pgh. Prevention Ctr. Seminar

“CHD Prevention in the Elderly: Should All Older Adults be Treated?” Lewis Kuller; A115 Crabtree, 4 pm

Jazz Seminar Film

“International Sweethearts of Rhythm” & “Maxine Sullivan: Love to Be in Love”; Assembly Rm. WPU, 7 pm

Wednesday 30

Sports Medicine Grand Rounds

“Non-Surgical Fracture Management,” Stephen Conti; Aircast rm. Kaufmann, 8 am

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“The Sandwich Generation,” Paul Ganster; 100 Craig, 9-10:30 am

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Medical Arts, noon

Pathology Seminar

“Interplay Between DNA Repair Factors & p53 in Genomic Stability Tumorigenesis,” David Ferguson, Brigham & Women’s Hospital; 1104 Scaife, noon

Renal Research Seminar

“Stretch-Regulated Adaptations in Urinary Bladder Epithelium,” Steve Truschel; F1145 Presby, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 pm (also Nov. 6)

ASDA Grand Rounds

“Newly Marketed Analgesics & Anesthetics,” Paul Moore; 458 Salk, 4 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Chloride Channels & Macular Degeneration,” Criss Hartzell; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

Jazz Seminar Lecture

“The Business of Music: Arts Management—Training for the Future,” Chuck Suber; Heinz Chapel, 7 pm

Men’s Soccer

Vs. Cleveland State; Founders Field, 7 pm

Univ. Chamber Orchestra Halloween Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Thursday 31

Board of Trustees Meeting

Assembly Rm. WPU, 10:30 am

Clinical Oncology Grand Rounds

“Finding GEMS in Brain Tumors,” Kevin Walter; conf. rm. C Shadyside, 8 am

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“Be Prepared: Don’t Let Winter Get You Down,” Mary Heath; 100 Craig, 9-11 am

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“Financial Information Fundamentals,” Carolyn Kaempf; 342 Craig, 9-11 am

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Paying for Participation in Human Subjects Research,” Margaret Byrne, U of TX; 2nd fl. aud. WPIC, noon-1 pm

Endocrine Conference

“Effect of Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein on Pancreatic Beta Cell Survival,” Rupangi Vasavada; 1195 BST, noon

Human Resources Info Session

“Managing Your Retirement”; S100A BST, noon-2 pm

Immunology Seminar

“Thymic Education: What Governs the Change From Thymocyte to T Cell,” Clayton Mathews, pediatrics; S123 BST, noon

Pulmonary & Critical Care Conference

Nilesh Dave; 628NW Montefiore, noon

Biostatistics Seminar

Daniel Heitjan, Penn; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm


Friday 1

Audiology Clinical Seminar

“Vestibular Rehabilitation,” Susan Whitney; 5073 Forbes Tower, 7:30 am

HPI Governance Initiative Briefing

“The Role of the Audit Committee in a Post-Enron World,” Robert Cindrich, U.S. District Court, Christine Piatt, Ernst & Young; Univ. Club, 8-9:30 pm

Internal Medicine Conference

Amber Barnato & Matt Panahandeh; 933W Montefiore, 9 am

Rheumatology Grand Rounds

David Wolfe; S712 BST, 9:15 am

Computer Science Lecture

“Myths, Fads & False Economies” How NOT to Get Secure Systems,” Eugene Spafford, Purdue; 2400 Sennott, 10:30 am

Jazz Seminars

“Composing & Orchestrating for Film,” Benny Golson, 10 am; “The Role of the Guitar in Jazz,” Pat Martino, 1 pm; “Brass Connection,” Benny Bailey, Oscar Brashear & Curtis Fuller, 2:30 pm; “Rhythm Section in Jazz,” Monty Alexander & Bob Magnusson; Assembly Rm. WPU, 4 pm

Bioethics & Health Law Colloquium

“Disability Perspective on Peter Singer’s Views,” Miriam Hertz; 300 Medical Arts, noon

Human Resources Info Session

“Budget & Debt Management”; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon-2 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

“Mechanistic Details of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Chemistry by Computer Simulations,” Troy Wymore, PSC, 1395 BST, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“The Cognitive Turn in Philosophy of Science: Naturalism, Realism & Unitarianism,” Daniel Andler, U of Paris; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Anthropology Talk

“Khirigsuurs, Skulls & Heavenly Bodies: Recent Archaeological Findings in Central Mongolia,” Francis Allard; 3D10 Posvar, 3 pm

Dental Education Seminar

“Focus on Periodontal Infection & Clinical Resolution for the Dental Hygienist,” Nancy Lieberman; 2148 Salk, 3 pm

Pgh. Development Seminar

“Immune Cells & Pregnancy: Friend or Foe?” Julie Lieberman; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 3 pm

Psychology Colloquium

“Biobehavioral Processes in Human Pregnancy: Effects on Fetal Development & Health,” Pathik Wadhwa, UC Irvine; Glaser Aud. LRDC, 3 pm

Classics Lecture

“Pity in Herodotus & Thucydides,” Donald Lateiner, OH Wesleyan; 149 CL, 3:30 pm

Asian Studies Film

“All About Lily Chou Chou”; Carnegie Museum of Art, 7:30 pm (also Nov. 3)

Saturday 2

UPMC Gymnastics Sports Medicine Seminar

UPMC Sports Performance Complex, South Side, 8:30 am

Jazz Seminar

“The Legends of Jazz,” Bobby Watson, 10 am; “Artistry & Rhythm,” Carl Allen; Assembly Rm. WPU, 4 pm

Men’s Soccer

Vs. Providence; Founders Field, noon

Jazz Seminar Concert

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (tickets: 8-7814)

Monday 4

• Spring term add/drop periods begins.

Research in Chronic Disorders Presentation

“Parent Care as a Mid-Life Developmental Task,” Kathleen Sherrell, Northwestern; 129 Victoria, noon-1:30 pm

Linguistics Talk

“Congrajulations on Your Febuary Shedule [sic],” John Wells, U College London; 144 CL, 3 pm

Pgh. Development Seminar

“Male Genetic Abnormalities in Sperm From 200 Patients Undergoing Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection,” William Kearns; 2131 Magee, 3 pm

Biological Sciences Russell Memorial Lecture

“Signal Transduction in C. elegans Sexually Dimorphic Development & Behavior,” Paul Sternberg, CA Inst. of Technology; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Orthopaedic Seminar

“Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Enhances Early Healing of Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries in Rats,” Yoshiyuki Takakura; lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 5 pm

Asian Studies Concert

“Jin Hi Kim: Komungo Muse & Permutations,” Jin Hi Kim; FFA aud., 8 pm

Tuesday 5

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Meeting

5047 Forbes Tower, 11:30 am-noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Nuclear Matrix Proteins as Cancer Biomarkers,” Rob Getzenberg, urology; A115 Crabtree, noon-1:25 pm

HA & A Colloquium

“War as Art,” Barbara McCloskey; 203 FFA, noon

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

“Let the CRHC Data Center Work for You,” Doris Rubio; 1105 Scaife, noon

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Lecture

“Gene Therapy in Experimental Models of Arthritis,” Raphael Hirsch; E1295 BST, 3:30 pm

Magee Seminar

“Integratin Physiological Indicators of Pubertal Development & Sexual Behavior,” Willa Doswell; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Mini-Medical School Lecture

“Hypertension—Don’t Let the Pressure Mount,” Lewis Kuller & James Johnston; Scaife, 7-8:30 pm

Wednesday 6

Sports Medicine Grand Rounds

“Meniscal Injuries Part 2,” Michael Rytel; 504 Victoria, 8:30 am

Dental Education Seminar

“High Tech Dentistry Options,” Pentti Nupponen; 2148 Salk, 9 am

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“Interviewing & Hiring”; 342 Craig, 9 am-1 pm

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors,” Carol Mohamed; 100 Craig, 10:30 am-noon

CGS Adult Student Info Day

4th fl. CL, 1-7 pm (4-6600)

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“Sexual Harassment Prevention for Non-Supervisory Staff,” Carol Mohamed; 100 Craig, 1:30-2 pm

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“Sexual Harassment Prevention for Faculty,” Carol Mohamed; 100 Craig, 2:30-3:30 pm

UCIS Presentation

“Who Influences Whom? Global Perspectives of the Impact of Media on Formulating Foreign Policy,” Mannika Chopra, journalist & media activist, New Delhi, and Greg Victor, PG; 2M56 Posvar, 3 pm

Contemporary Writers Panel Discussion

“Editors to Writers: A Dialogue About Creative Nonfiction”; FFA aud., 3 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Regulated Degradation of the Epithelial Sodium Channel by Ubiquitin Protein Ligases,” Peter Snyder; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

Eli Lilly Chemistry Lecture

“On Inventing Reactions for Atom Economy,” Barry Trost, Stanford; 12 Chevron, 5:30 pm

UPMC Neurological Inst. Lecture

Paul McCormick; 4th fl. neurological surgery conf. rm. Presby, 6 pm

Bradford Campus Reading

George Singleton; 104 Swarts, UPB, 7:30 pm

Thursday 7

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“Purchasing Fundamentals,” Tom Lawrence & Jim Muha; 100 Craig, 9 am-12:30 pm

ADRC Lecture

“Do Anticholinergic Medications Contribute in the Cognitive Decline Seen With Normal Aging?” Robert Nebes, psychiatry; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm

Endocrine Research Conference

“Lipid Phosphates & Lipid Phosphate Phosphatases in Regulating Signal Transduction, Cell Division, Death & Movement,” David Brindley; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

“MUC1 On T Cells,” Jessica Kettel; “CD8_+DC Migration,” Bridget Colvin; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Pulmonary & Critical Care Conference

Eustace Fernandes; 628NW Montefiore, noon

Eli Lilly Chemistry Lecture

“On the Impact of New Methodology on Synthesis & Assignment of Absolute Configuration of Callipeltoside A,” Barry Trost, Stanford; 12 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

Roger Day; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Lecture

“Circles & Other Oddities,” Jay Parrish, PA Topographic & Geologic Survey; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture

“Enhancing the Popular Image of the American Medical Profession: Sidney Kingsley’s Men in White,” Donald Madison; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm

UPMC Depression Prevention Presentation

“Depression: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know,” Ellen Frank, psychiatry & psychology, Alan Mallinger, psychiatry; Carnegie Library Mt. Washington, 6:30 pm (to register: 1-877/624-4100)

Ph.D. Defenses

Intelligent Systems

“Expected Value of Experimentation in Casual Discovery From Gene Expression Studies,” Changwon Yoo; Oct. 24, 8084 Forbes Tower, 10 am-12:30 pm

Library & Information Sciences

“A Study of the Information Needs & Information Seeking Behaviors of Rural Women in Botswana,” Neo Patricia Mooko; Oct. 25, 5th fl. commons area IS, 9:30-11:30 am


“An Evaluation of Cross-Adaptation & Cross-Sensitization Effects Between Orally Presented Vanilloids: Use of a Dynamic Model,” Mark Affeltranger; Oct. 30, Lowy Rm. Clapp, 1:30 pm


“Mergers & Acquisitions: Transfer of Control & CEO Turnover,” Mengxin Zhao; Oct. 30, 359 Mervis, 2-4 pm

Psychology in Education

“Mild to Moderate Head Injuries in Preschool Aged Children: An Exploration of Immediate & Post-Acute Morbidity,” Sheri Goldstrohm; Oct. 31, 5C51 Posvar, 10 am

Physics & Astronomy

“K+ -> pi0 e + nu (Ke3) Branching Ratio Measurement in the E865 Experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory AGS,” Alexander Sher; Nov. 1, 216 Allen, 10:30 am


“Continuity & Change at Contact Period Norridgewock,” Ellen Cowie; Nov. 4, 3H51 Posvar, 9 am


“Cardiovascular Reactivity to Mental Stress, Psychosocial Factors and Their Relationship to Vascular Stiffness,” Rachel Wildman; Nov. 4, 127 Parran, 1-3 pm


“Conscious Rebellion,” Maxwell Schnurer; Nov. 6, 1128 CL, noon


“Degree Theory for Compact Perturbations of Fredholm Maps of Index Zero,” Mary Salter; Nov. 7, 3rd fl. conf. rm. Thackeray, 9 am

Instruction & Learning

“Motivation & Attitude Toward Integrated Instruction Through Technology in College-Level EFL Reading & Writing in Taiwan,” Nan-Torng Nathan Lin; Nov. 7, 4B52 Posvar, 1 pm


University Art Gallery

“I Gave You My Song: The Art of Ora Lerman,” & “Selections From the Permanent Collection”; 1st fl. FFA, through Dec. 6, M-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Th. until 8 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Ballad Hunter,” directed by Jenny Laird; through Oct. 27, W-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Henry Heyman Theatre (4-7529)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Hieroglyphic Graffiti,” by Chadman Boesman; through Nov. 2, Th.-Sat. at 8 pm & Sun. at 4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Masonic (4-7298)

Johnstown Campus Alumni Assn. Production

“Once on This Island”; Oct. 25 Pasquerilla, UPJ, 8 pm (814/269-1960)

Johnstown Campus Theatre

“La Boheme”; Oct. 29, Pasquerilla, UPJ, 7 pm

Titusville Winter Theatre

“Carbondale Dreams”; Nov. 7, Henne Aud., UPT, 7:30 pm

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Nov. 7. It will contain events of Nov. 7-21. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Oct. 31 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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