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January 23, 2003


Thursday 23

Asian Studies Lecture

“Language & Religion in Medieval India: The Chandayan as Reflex & Paradigm,” Richard Cohen; 4E51 Posvar, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) in Central Nervous System Development,” Elizabeth Powell; 1195 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Risk & Benefit of Estrogen & Progesterone in Healthy Post-Menopausal Women,” Jane Cauley; A115 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

“Type 1 Diabetes Is an Autoimmune Disease,” Massimo Trucco; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Office of Research/SRA International Satellite Videoconference

“Confidentiality”; 211 Lawrence, 1-4 pm (4-741)

Pgh. Mind-Body Ctr. Lecture

“Prenatal Stress Effects on Neonatal Health & Infant Reactivity,” Minhnoi Wroble; “Adjustment to Lung Cancer,” Angela Dougall; “Effect of Maternal Depression on Children’s Health,”Deborah Jones; “Mood & Weight Concerns as Predictors of Postpartum Smoking Relapse,” Michele Levine; “The Role of Psychosocial Factors & Disease Progression in Patients Diagnosed With Hepatocellular Carcinoma,” Jennifer Steel; Social Rm. Mellon Inst., 3:30-5:30 pm (4-4734)

Geology & Planetary Science Lecture

“Evolutionary Origins of Placental & Marsupial Mammals,” Zhe-Xi Luo, biological sciences; 11 Thaw, 4-5 pm

UPMC Cancer Ctr. Program

“A Reason to Hope,” David Bartlett; William Cooper Pavilion Rm. Hillman Cancer Ctr., 6:30-8 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“Manet, Impressionism & the Painting of Modern Life, or Manet was No Monet,” Bradford Collins, U of SC; Ferguson, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/836-9942)

Friday 24

Inst. of Politics Forum

Panel discussion; Concordia Club, 8-11 am (register: 412/471-1477)

Computer Science Lecture

“Browsing & Searching Audio Data: SCANMail,” Julia Hirshberg, Columbia; 2400 Sennott, 10:30 am

Human Genetics Seminar

“Ophthalmic Molecular Diagnostics: Moving Research Into Clinical Practice,” Beverly Yashar; A115 Crabtree, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

“Myc Oncoproteins: New Target Genes & New Therapeutic Opportunities,” Edward Prochownick; 1395 BST, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining rm. B WPU, noon-2

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Science & Common Sense,” Nicholas Rescher; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Music Lecture

“Beyond Nostalgia: Nationalism & the Best Years of American Music,” Howard Pollack, U of Houston; 132 Music, 4 pm

Saturday 25

Men’s Basketball

Vs. Georgetown, Petersen, noon

Johnstown Campus Alumni Assn. Athletics Day Mixer

Log Cabin, UPJ, 5 pm (reservations; 814/269-1960)

Women’s Basketball

Vs. Connecticut, Petersen, 7 pm

Monday 27

Office of Research/NCURA Video Workshop

“A-110 for Departmental Administrators”; 211 Lawrence, 11:30 am-3:30 pm (4-7410)

HA & A Talk

“Reception Theory & Aura: Some New Research on the Perception of Works of Art,” Aaron Sheon; 203 FFA, noon (8-2405)

International Services Immigration Law Meeting

Assembly Rm. WPU, noon- 1:30 pm

PT Candidate Presentation

“Control of Independent Finger Movements After Damage to the Motor Cortex or Corticospinal Tract in Humans,” Catherine Lang; 4060 Forbes Tower, 5:30 pm

Drue Heinz Lecture

Pete Hamill, journalist, novelist & memoirist; Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm (412/622-8866)

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“Bathing in the Multitude: Paris in the Writings of Baudelaire & Mallarme,” Rosemary Lloyd, INU; 118 Village, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/836-9942)

Tuesday 28

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Dining rm. A WPU, noon (also Feb.4)

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

“Characteristics of Pregnancy-Related Crashes Derived From the National Automotive Sampling System,” Harold Weiss; 1105 Scaife, noon

Social Work Seminar

“The Social Implications of Urban Revitalization,” Ronnie Bryant, Pgh. Regional Alliance; 2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Representation in Scientific Modeling,” Daniela Bailer-Jones, U of Bonn; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Women’s Studies Lecture

“In Defense of Women Writers: Virginian Judith Lomax & Her Circle of Friends,” Joan Gundersen; 5T51 Posvar, 3 pm

Magee Seminar

“Refining the Nonhuman Primate Model of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection,” Saverio Capuano; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

UPMC Depression Prevention Seminar

“Depression: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know”; East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 7-8:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Dance Performance

Garth Fagan Dance Company; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 8 pm (800/846-2787)

Wednesday 29

Clinical Oncology Grand Rounds

“Clinical Studies With Inhibitors of MAP Kinases,” Alex Adjei; 2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside, 8 am

Pathology Lecture

“Origins & Early Anatomic Evolution of Placental & Marsupial Mammals,” Zhe-Xi Luo, biological sciences; 1105 UPMC Conf. Ctr., noon

Renal Research Seminar

“Studies of Membrane Permeability to Water & Protons,” Warren Hill; F1145 Presby, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 pm (also Feb. 5)

Univ. Art Gallery Talk

Lauren Friedman; Univ. Art Gallery FFA, noon (8-2423)

Linguistics Lecture

“Prosodic Contrast in Jamaican Creole Reduplication,” Shelome Gooden, OSU; 144 CL, 3 pm

HPI Lecture

“Medical Liability in Pennsylvania,” William Sage, Columbia; A115 Crabtree, 4-5:30 pm

Thursday 30

Medical Grand Rounds

“Gaming the System: The Limit of Patient Advocacy,” Gary Fischer; west wing aud. Shadyside, 8 am

Asian Studies Lecture

“Rhythm & Metaphor in Contemporary Chinese Language,” Perry Link, Princeton; 4E51 Posvar, noon

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“The Lawyerization of Medicine,” William Sage; WPIC aud., noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Uninvited Inhabitants of the GI Tract Clostridium Difficile (CD) Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE),” Carlene Muto; A115 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

“OX40/OX40L in Herpes Stromal Keratitis (HSK),” Andrew Lepisto; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

EOH Seminar

“Mechanisms of Cargo Selection & Export From the E

ndoplasmic Reticulum,” Meir Aridor, medicine; conf. rm. 210 3343 Forbes Ave., noon-1 pm

UPCI Seminar

“Computational Methods for Recognition of DNA Regulatory Regions & Genome Analysis,” Takis Benos, Human Genetics & Computational Biology & Bioinformatics; rm. A UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside, 1 pm

GSPIA Ethics/Acountability Lecture

“Ethics of the New War,” John Rosenthal, Carnegie Council of Ethics & International Affairs; 2K56 Posvar, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Lecture

“River Channel Dynamics in Response to Climatic Variability in the Sucano-Sahelian Zone,” Akin Layosi, U of NH; 11 Thaw, 4-5 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“Paris & the Shape of the Modern City,” Edward Muller, urban studies; 118 Village, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/836-9942)

Friday 31

HPI Governance Initiative Briefing

“Medical Liability Reform: What Hospital Trustees Need to Know,” Mike Turzai, House of Representatives, James Redmond, Hospital & Healthsystem Assn. of PA; Univ. Club, 8-9:30 am (register: 4-3675)

Dental Education Seminar

“Forensic Dentistry Update: Challenges in Today’s World,” Michael Sobel; 2148 Salk, 9 am

FSDP Workshop

“Managing Performance,” John Greeno, Judith Stemmler & Katherine Loh; 342 Craig, 9 am-1 pm

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

“Comprehensive Care Services,” Jason Rosenstock; Detre Aud. WPIC, 11 am

Linguistics Lecture

“Rethinking the Phonology-Morphology Interface,” Alan Yu, UC Berkeley; 144 CL, noon

Religious Studies Colloquium

“Sufism & Syncretism in Sultanate India: The ‘Chandayan’ as a Model Text,” Richard Cohen; 2628 CL, noon

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar

“An Imaging Perspective on the Cholinergic Hypothesis in Dementia,” Nicolas Bohnen; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“American Morphology & American Pragmatists: The Development of Pragmatic Biology,” Keith Benson, NSF; 817R CL, 12:05 pm


Saturday 1

Asian Studies Symposium

“Beyond Commemoration: Portraits in East Asia,” Evelyn Rawski, history, Karen Gerhart, HA & A, Jan Stuart, Smithsonian Inst.; Andy Warhol Museum, 2-4 pm (8-7417)

Women’s Basketball

Vs. St. John’s, Petersen, 2 pm

Monday 3

Nursing Lecture

“Cognitive Adaptation Theory & Adjustment to Chronic Illness,” Vicki Helgeson, CMU; 129 Victoria, noon-1:30 pm

Senate Plant Utilization & Planning Committee Meeting

1627 CL, 1:30-3 pm

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Global Studies Lecture

“Peacekeeping in Africa: Private Military Companies Enforcing the UN Mandate in the Congo,” Doug Brooks, International Peace Operations Assn.; Reed Smith LLP, Downtown, 6:30 pm (RSVP:

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Lecture

Terry Tempest Williams, essayist; FFA aud., 8:30 pm

Tuesday 4

Katz Family Enterprise Ctr. Lecture

“Leadership: Opportunities & Challenges,” Ivan Lansberg, Lansberg, Gersick & Associates; Univ. Club, 8 am-1:30 pm (register: 8-1543)

Neurobiology Seminar

“Reorganization of the Somatosensory System After Sensory Loss: Predictive Factors, Mechanisms & Consequences,” Jon Kaas; 1495 BST, noon

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

Jeanette Trauth; 1105 Scaife, noon

UPMC Depression Prevention Seminar

“Depression: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know”; Carnegie Library Ctr., Downtown, 12:15-1:15 pm

Magee Seminar

“Heat Shock Protein 70 Protection in Ovarian Ischemia/Reperfusion,” Kowit-Yu Chong; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Johnstown Campus Concert

Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet & Marcia Ball; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 7 pm (800/846-2787)

Men’s Basketball

Vs. Providence; Petersen, 7 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

David Del Tredici; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (412/394-3353)

Wednesday 5

Clinical Oncology Grand Rounds

“Stem Cells & Myocardial Regeneration,” Donald Orlic; boardrm. Shadyside, 8 am

Women’s Studies Lecture

“The Fabric of an Anti-Sweatshop Movement: Rights, Resistance & Solidarity,” Tricia Murajda, sociology; 901 CL, noon

Social Work Seminar

“Asset Building, Poverty & Public Policy,” Benjamin Youngdahl, WA U; 244 CL, 1:10-2:15 pm

Thursday 6

Medical Grand Rounds

“Update in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus,” Susan Manzi; west wing aud. Shadyside, 8 am

Asian Studies Lecture

“The Vaccinators: Confronting Smallpox in 19th Century Japan,” Ann Jannetta, history; 4E51 Posvar, noon

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“The New Medical Professionalism: Using the ACP/ASIM/ABIM/EFIM Charter to Bring About Policy Change,” Troyen Brennan; WPIC aud., noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Physical Activity, The Elixir of Life,” Andrea Kriska; A115 Crabtree, noon

Geology & Planetary Science Lecture

“Hydrology & Geomorphology of a Highly Karsted Upland: The Greenbrier Valley & Big Levels, WV,” Ira Sasowsky, U of Akron; 11 Thaw, 4-5 pm

Biological Sciences Faculty Recruit Seminar

“Repressive Chromatin: Theme & Variations,” Laura Rusche, UC Berkeley; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Global Issues Lecture

“Global Apartheid: Implications for Sustainable Development,” Regina Birchem, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom; 2M/2P56 Posvar, 5:30 pm

Ph.D. Defenses

FAS/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Recovered Narratives: Collective Memory in Contemporary Argentine Jewish Fiction,” Alejandro Meter; Jan. 30, 1309 CL, 2:30 pm

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Older Adult Student Experiences in a University Tuition-Waiver Program: Joy & Alienation on Campus,” Jane Micale; Feb. 3, 5S51 Posvar, 2 pm


“Depression in Children: A Comparison of Mother & Child Reports,” Lauren Vanderwerker; Feb. 5, 325A Parran, noon


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Black Bart & the Sacred Hills,” & “The Homecoming,” by August Wilson; Jan. 23, 11 am-4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Alumni (4-7298)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Cryin’ Shame,” by Sybil Roberts; Jan. 23-Feb. 8, Th-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Alumni (4-7298)

Titusville Campus Theatre

“Prayers of the Infirm,” by Herb Kitson; Jan. 24 & 25, 7:30 pm, Haskell Aud., UPT (814/827-4460)

Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Uncle Vanya,” directed by Bruce McConachie; Jan. 29-Feb. 16, Wed.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm Studio Theatre CL (4-7529)


Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition

Univ. Art Gallery, FFA, through Feb. 15, M-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Th 8 pm (8-2423)


Faculty Research Grants

Applications are due by Jan. 31 to Charles Gochman, 4T21 Posvar.

Teaching Evaluation Survey

Completed request forms are due by Jan. 31 to G39 CL.

University Times Books, Journals & More Supplement

Information forms are due by Feb. 7 to 308 Bellefield.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Feb. 6. It will contain events of Feb. 6-20. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Jan. 20 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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