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November 24, 2004


Wednesday 24

• Thanksgiving recess for students through Nov. 28.

Men’s Basketball

Vs. Robert Morris; Petersen, 7 pm (4-4034)

Thursday 25

• Thanksgiving recess for faculty & staff through Nov. 28.

Pitt Football

Vs. WVU, Heinz Field, 8 pm

Saturday 27

Men’s Basketball

Vs. Loyola; Petersen, 7 pm (4-4034)

Sunday 28

Organ Concert

John Cannon; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 29

• Classes resume.

Toastmasters Meeting

117 Mervis, noon (also Dec. 6, 3-1934)

WES/EU Ctr. Lecture

“For a Bigger & Stronger European Union,” Eva Nowotny, Austrian Ambassador to US; 2500 Posvar, 4 pm (8-7736)

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Adaptive Mutation: How Growth Under Selection Appears to Direct Mutagenesis,” John Roth, UC Davis; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Titusville Campus Concert

Pittsburgh Piano Trio; Henne aud., UPT, 7:30 pm (814/827-4503)

Music Mondays Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (8-7372)

Tuesday 30

Health Service Seminar

“Health Services Research Breakout Session”; 1105 Scaife, noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Research Involving Physician-Pharmacist Collaboration,” Barry Carter; 456 Salk, noon

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Long-Term Staff Recognition Reception

WPU Assembly Rm./Ballrm., 3 pm

Domestic Partner Benefit Enrollment Info Session

342 Craig, 3:30-5 pm

Magee Seminar

“Steroid Hormone Regulation of MMPs in Cells Derived From the Pelvic Floor,” Wenjun Zong; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4-5 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“Adolescent Brain Development: An Interface of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Psychology & Neuroscience,” Ronald Dahl, medicine; 125 FFA, 4 pm

UPCI Seminar

“The Induction of Mitochondrial Permeability Change During Apoptosis: How Many Ways to Punch a Hole?” Xiao-Ming Yin; Herberman Conf. Ctr., Shadyside, 4 pm

SGB Light Up Night

Lower lounge & patio WPU, 5 pm (412/849-0315)


Wednesday 1

Oncology Grand Rounds

“Targeting EGFR Signaling Pathways in Head & Neck Cancer,” Jennifer Grandis; Herberman Conf. Ctr., Shadyside, 8 am

Midday Toastmasters Club Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 pm (also Dec. 8)

Pathology Seminar

“Integrated Molecular Oncology: From Biomarkers to Biology,” Arul Chinnayan, U of MI; 1104 Scaife, noon

Academic Career Development Postdoctoral Professionalism Lecture

“Developing a CV That Promotes Your Career”; S120 BST, 3-5 pm (8-8290)

Geology & Planetary Science National Ground Water Assn. Darcy Lecture

Allen Shapiro, US Geological Survey; 203 Thaw, 4 pm

Classics/Archaeological Inst. of America Lecture

“Astrology & Imperial Propaganda: Representations of the Full Circle of the Zodiac on Roman Provincial Coins,” Carmen Arnold-Biucchi, Harvard; 206 CL, 4 pm

HPI Lecture

“Changing Healthcare in America,” Harvey Fineberg, Inst. of Medicine; GSPH aud., 4 pm

Men’s Basketball

Vs. St. Francis; Petersen, 7 pm (4-4034)

Bradford Campus Concert

Bradford College Community Choir; Bromeley Family Theatre, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-7505)

Thursday 2

ADRC Lecture

“The Neuropsychological Interface Between Late-Life Depression & Dementia,” Meryl Butters, psychiatry; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm (412/692-2700)

Book Ctr. Tea House

“Holiday English Tea”; Book Ctr., noon-2 pm (8-1453)

Writer’s Café Reading

Cup & Chaucer, 1st fl. Hillman, noon-1 pm (4-6556)

Biostatistics Seminar

Wesley Thompson, statistics; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm (4-3023)

Heinz Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Heinz Chapel, 4:15 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm (also Dec. 9, 3-1934)

Johnstown Campus Lecture

“Ethical Management & Moral Leadership in Today’s American Business,” S. James Coppersmith, Rasky/Baerlein Group; 138 Blackington, UPJ, 7 pm (814/269-2080)

Friday 3

Audiology Seminar

“Audiology in Schools for the Deaf in Pittsburgh,” Debbie Tobin, Western PA School for the Deaf; 5073 Forbes Tower, 7:30-8:30 am

Latin American Studies 40th Anniversary Conference

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 8 am-9 pm (also Dec. 4, 8:30 am-5 pm,

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

“Child & Adolescent MH-MR Services,” Martin Lubetsky; 2nd fl. aud. Detre, 11 am

Pharmacology Seminar

“CDK & MAPK Like Protein Kinases,” Thomas Sturgill, U of VA; 1395 BST, noon

Race & Social Problems Buchanan Ingersoll Lecture

“Race & the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men From Blue Collar Jobs,” Deirdre Royster, William & Mary; 2500 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm (4-7382)

Women’s Studies Film

“The Unapologetic Life of Margaret Randall,” Lu Lippold; 2201 Posvar, noon

Biomedical Informatics Lecture

“A New Model for Membrane Protein Folding,” Judith Klein-Seetharaman; 8084 Forbes Tower, 2 pm

Psychology Lecture

“Research & Theory Concerning Parenting & Its Effects: Historical Overview,” Eleanor Maccoby, Stanford; 4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Concepts & Results in Real Mathematics,” Dennis Des Chene, Washington U.; FFA aud., 3:30 pm

Music Lecture

“Orlando di Lasso & the Motet: From the Song of Songs Through Virgil & the New Testament to the Neoclassical Poetry of the 16th Century,” Ignace Bossuyt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuvren; 132 Music, 4 pm (4-4126)

Korean Film Presentation

“My Little Bird”; 316 OEH, 5 pm (4-5568)

Women’s Choral Ensemble Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm (8-7372)

Saturday 4

GSPIA Info Session

“Master of Public Policy & Management”; 3610 Posvar, 10 am-noon (8-7640)

Men’s Basketball

Vs. Duquesne; Petersen, 4 pm (4-4034)

Heinz Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm (4-4125)

Sunday 5

Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House

Commons Rm. CL, noon-4 pm (4-6150)

Heinz Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (4-4125

Monday 6

FFA Colloquium

“Chartres in Cyberspace: A New Tool for Iconography of Medieval Sculpture & Stained Glass,” Jane Vadnal; 203 FFA, noon

Research in Chronic Disorders Lecture

“Tablet PCs & Paperless Data Management Systems in Clinical Trials: The Bypassing the Blues Experiment,” Bruce Rollman, medicine; 129 Victoria, noon-1:30 pm (4-5650)

Classics Lecture

“Aristotle’s Poetics & the Iphigenia in Tauris,” Mae Smethurst; 363 CL, 3:30 pm

Tuesday 7

FSDP Workshop

“Managing Performance,” John Greeno, Judith Stemmler & Mark Burdsall; 342 Craig, 9 am-1 pm (4-8046)

Molecular Medicine Seminar

“Integration of Two Evolutionary Conserved Pathways in Treg-Mediated Tolerance in the Airways,” Anuradha Ray; 1st fl. conf. rm. Rangos, 11:30 am

Health Services Seminar

“The PROSPECT Study: Prevention of Suicide in Primary Care Elderly, Collaborative Trial,” Charles Reynolds; 1105 Scaife, noon

Pgh. Social Movements Forum

“Contention & Repression: An Academic-Activist Dialog”; 2500 Posvar, noon-4 pm

Philosophy of Science Talk

“De-Linearising Mathematical Notation,” Thomas Forster, Cambridge; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Magee Seminar

Judy Gavaler; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4-5 pm

Wednesday 8

Oncology Grand Rounds

“Functional Reconstruction of Bony Metastatic Disease,” Richard McGough; Herberman Conf. Ctr., Shadyside, 8 am

FSDP Workshop

“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff at Work,” Linda Sturdivant; 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am (4-8046)

OIS Program

“Passport to Academic Success”; Dining Rm. A WPU, noon-1:30 pm (4-7120)

SAC Meeting

1175 Benedum, 12:15-2 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Regulation of BK Channels by Oxidation & Heme,” Toshinoris Hoshi; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Building Biological Communities the Old-Fashioned Way — With Evolution,” Mark McPeek, Dartmouth; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Greensburg Campus Concert

“A Ceremony of Carols,” Christine Mazza; Ferguson Theatre, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/836-7741)

Pitt Chamber Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (8-7372)

Thursday 9

FSDP Workshop

“University Benefits,” John Kozar, Nancy Gilkes, Shannon Tatomir & Jill Korupchak; 342 Craig, 9 am-1 pm (4-8046)

Ph.D. Defenses


“Resuscitation Preferences in Survivors of Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation/Tracheostomy,” Kathleen Guentner; Nov. 29, 331 Victoria, 3:30 pm


“Refinement of Inhibitory Circuits in the Mammalian Auditory Brainstem,” Gunsoo Kim; Nov. 30, 1495 BST, 9:30 am

IS/Information Science & Telecommunication

“GeoInterpret: An Ontological Engineering Methodology for Automated Interpretation of Geospatial Queries,” Ratchata Peachavanish; Nov. 30, 503 IS, 2-4 pm

Education/Health, Physical & Recreation Education

“The Effect of Increasing Levels of Exertion on Knee Joint Proprioception,” William Gear; Dec. 1, Petersen conf. rm., 11 am


“Variations in Stroke Incidence & Mortality in Four US Communities: The Cardiovascular Health Study,” Aiman El-Saed; Dec. 1, 5th fl. conf. rm. Bellefield Professional  Bldg.,  1:30- 3:30 pm


“B1 Inhomogeneity Compensation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” Suwit Saekho; Dec. 1, 1st fl. conf. rm. Children’s, 2 pm


“Cerebrospinal Fluid Calcium, apoE Protein & Genotype in Individuals With & Without Cerebral Vasospasm After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage,” Sheila Alexander; Dec. 1, 451 Victoria, 2 pm

Engineering/Civil & Environmental Engineering

“Efficient Method of Estimating Sediment Discharge in Rivers,” Hadi Emdad; Dec. 3, 1140 Benedum, 3 pm


“Association of Hepatic Lipase & Endothelial Lipase Polymorphisms With Variation in NMR Lipoprotein Subclasses & Sizes in Older Caucasian, African-American & African-Caribbean Men,” Iva Miljkovic-Gacic; Dec. 6, epidemiology conf. rm. GSPH, 12:30 pm

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Beliefs of Pre-Service Teachers at the University of Pittsburgh About Gender Roles & the Role of Teachers in Relation to Gender,” Farah Almutawa; Dec. 7, 5901 Posvar, 2 pm


“Practical Reason & the Conditions of Agency,” Douglas Lavin; Dec. 9, 1001B CL, 4 pm


Domestic Partner Benefits Open Enrollment

Enrollment forms & affidavits of domestic partnership due Nov. 30 to Human Resources to 2nd fl. Craig.

Tina & David Bellet Arts & Sciences Teaching Excellence Award

Nominations due Dec. 1 to Regina Schulte-Ladbeck, 140 Thackeray.


Johnstown Campus Production

“A Celtic Christmas”; Pasquerilla, UPJ, Dec. 2 at 8 pm (724/269-2080)


Hillman Library Exhibit

“Cuviers Regulus (Curvier’s Kinglet)”; Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, through Dec. 6, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

Hillman Library Exhibit

“Red-Shouldered Hawk”; Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, Dec. 7-20, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Pittsburgh Streets, 1950s,” Mike Rosella; Barco Gallery Law, through Dec. 22, M-Th 7:30 am-midnight, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-midnight (8-1376)

Nationality Rooms Tours

Decorated for the holidays, through Jan. 14; open M-F at 9 am, Sat. at 9:30 am, Sun. at 11 am with last tour at 2:30 pm except Nov. 26 & Dec. 26-30 open at 11 am; closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 & Jan. 1 (4-6000)

University Art Gallery

“Out of Time, Out of Place, Out of China: Reinventing Chinese Tradition in a New Century,” Wenda Gu, Wang Mansheng, Xu Bing & Zhang Hongtu; Univ. Art Gallery FFA, through Feb. 25, M-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm (8-2423)

FFA Library Exhibit

“Sacred Place,” Jeffrey Morin; “The Green Wall,” Shirley Sharoff; “Brancusi ‘Der Kusz,’” Ines Ketelhodt; “Brooklyn Bridge: A Love Song,” Don Glaister; “In the Shadow of No Towers,” Art Spiegelman; through April M-Th 9 am-9 pm, F 9 am-7 pm, Sat. 11 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-7 pm, FFA Library

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of Dec. 9-Jan. 6. Information for events must be received by 5 pm Dec. 2. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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