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February 20, 2003


Thursday 20

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“China’s Muslims & Improved Sino-U.S. Relations: Sacrificing a People for the War on Terrorism,” Dru Gladney, U of HI; 4E51 Posvar, noon

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Mass Customization in Medicine: Producing Healthy Patients as Dell Produces Computers,” David Meieran, CMU, WPIC aud., noon

Endocrine Conference

“Genetic Hypercalciuric-Stone Forming Rats,” Murray Favus; 1195 BST, noon

Environmental & Occupational Health Seminar

“Immunological Complications of Silica Exposure & Silicosis,” David Weissman, NIOSH; 3343 Forbes Ave. conf. rm. 210, noon-1 pm

Epidemiology Seminar

“Diabetes & Bone Mineral Density,” Elsa Strotmeyer; A115 Crabtree, noon

Germanic Languages & Literatures Lecture

“Paradigm Shift in Literary Works?” Zsuzsa Horvath; 1401 CL, noon

Immunology Seminar

“A Potential Role for Kappa Light Chain-Reactive T Cells in Rheumatoid Arthritis,” Russell Salter; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

“The Influence of Auditory Experience of Hearing,” David Moore; 1495 BST, noon

Renal Grand Rounds

“Terminal Differentiation of Epithelial Cells: From Early Embryos to the Kidney,” Qais Al-Awqati; F1145 Presby, noon

Chemistry Lectures

“The Chemistry & Biology of Novel, Duel Acting 5-Lipoxygenase Inhibitors & H1 Receptor Antagonists for the Treatment of Asthma,” Ralph Scannell, UCB Research Inc.; 2:30 pm; “Infrared Spectroscopy of Selectively Prepared Ions in the Gas Phase,” Philippe Maitre, U of Paris-Sud, 4 pm; Ashe Aud. Chevron

History Book Symposium

“The Mighty Experiment: Free Labor Versus Slavery in British Emancipation,” by Seymour Drescher; 3P11 Posvar, 3:30- 5:30 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

“Kazakh, Kyrgyz & Tajik—Muslim Nomads Between China & Central Asia: Translocalism, Citizenship & Islam,” Dru Gladney, U of HI; 2K56 Posvar, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Faculty Recruit Seminar

David Rudner, Harvard; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Pitt “One Book, One Community” Reading

“To Kill a Mockingbird—From Pulitzer Prize to Oscar”; Clapp, 7-9 pm

Friday 21

Physical Therapy Grand Rounds

“Low Back Pain,” Elizabeth Dames & Michelle Vignovic; 4060 Forbes Tower, 7 am

Internal Medicine Conference

“A Prospective Study of Sleep Duration & Coronary Heart Disease in Women,” Edward Post; 933W Montefiore, 9 am

Endocrine Conference

“Clinical Aspects of Idiopathic Hypercalciuria,” Murray Favus; 1195 BST, 9:30 am

Latin American Social & Public Policy Conference

Keynote speaker: Frances Hagopian, Notre Dame; Dining Rms. A, B & conf. rm. 609 WPU, 9:30 am

Psychiatry Conference

“Long-Term Treatment of Schizophrenia: Long-Term Perspectives,” Nina Schooler; Detre Aud. WPIC, 11 am

Pharmacology Seminar

“Functional Analysis of PKB/Akt Survival Signaling Pathway,” Jim Woodgett, U of Toronto; 1395 BST, noon

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“The Impact of Right Ventricular Dysfunction on the Prognosis & Therapy of Normotensive Patients With Pulmonary Embolism,” John Kreit; 628NW Montefiore, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon-2 pm

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar

“The Structure & Biochemistry of Human Glycine Receptors,” Michael Cascio; aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Memorial Service

For Wilfried Daehnick, professor emeritus of physics; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

History Discussion

“Africans & the Industrial Revolution in England,” by Joseph Inikori; 3P11 Posvar, 3-5 pm

Classics Lecture

“The Performance of Horace’s Odes,” Michele Lowrie, NYU; 142 CL, 3:30 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Life Is Not So Simple,” Sandra Mitchell; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Music Lecture

“La Onda Chicana: Mexico’s Forgotten Rock Counterculture,” Eric Zolov, Franklin & Marshall; 132 Music, 4 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

“The Practice of Imagination in Early-Modern France,” John Lyons, U of VA; 149 CL, 4:30 pm

Pitt Celebration for Success Dinner/Reception

Connolly Ballrm., Alumni, 6 pm (4-4364)

Allegheny Observatory Lecture

“Imaging the Universe: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey,” Andrew Connolly; Allegheny Observatory, 7:30 pm (register: 412/321-2400)

Saturday 22

Women’s Basketball

Vs. Boston College; Petersen, noon

Men’s Basketball

Vs. Rutgers; Petersen, 7 pm

Sunday 23

Heinz Chapel Chamber Choir Festival

Heinz Chapel Choir; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Heinz Chapel Compline Choir Concert

Richard Pinkerton, Southminster Presbyterian Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday 24

HA & A Lecture

“Modern Japanese Art: Can It Be Organized?” Tom Rimer; 203 FFA, noon (8-2405)

Asian Studies/Japan Council Lecture

“Crisis & Innovation in Asian Technology,” William Keller, GSPIA; 2M56 Posvar, 3 pm

International Studies Lecture

“The Implications of EU Enlargement,” Neill Nugent, Manchester Metropolitan U; 4E51 Posvar, 3 pm

Biological Sciences Faculty Recruit Seminar

Daniel Starr, U of CO; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Pgh Chamber Music Society Concert

Tokyo String Quartet; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (tickets: 4-4129)

Black Action Society Black History Month Presentation

Hype Williams; WPU Assembly Rm. 8:30 pm

Tuesday 25

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds

“Depression: The Most Common Complication of Childbearing,” Katherine Wisner; zero level aud. Magee, 7:30 am

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Seminar

“Experimental Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia in SIV-Infective Rhesus Macaques,” Karen Norris; 628NW Montefiore, 11:30 am

Ctr. for Exercise & Health Fitness Research Lecture

“Behavior Modification for Weight Loss,” John Jakicic; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon-1 pm

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Dining Rm. A WPU, noon (also March 4)

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

“Managed Behavioral Health Care in Florida: Impacts of Access, Costs & Outcomes,” David Shern; 1105 Scaife, noon

Senate Educational Policies Committee Meeting

117 Parran, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Neobiology Versus Paleobiology & the Concept of Evolutionary Time,” Jeffrey Schwartz, anthropology; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Magee Seminar

“Intrauterine Inflammation: Interaction of Genetics & Environment,” Hy Simhan; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus Black History Month Film

“Malcolm X”; Village, UPG, 7:30 pm

UHC Panel Discussion

“What Should the United States Do About Iraq Now?” Bay Buchanan, Robert Hazo, Jack Kelly & Cyril Wecht; Lawrence, 7:30 pm (Required admission flyer available at WPU ticket office.)

Wednesday 26

Dental Medicine Faculty Development Committee Lecture

“Dental Informatics: What’s in It for Me?” Titus Schleyer; 402 Salk, noon

Pathology Seminar

“Developmental Pathology Research Opportunities,” Gerald Schatten, Magee; 1105 Scaife, noon

Renal Research Seminar

“Determinants of Stability & Permeability of Lipid Membranes,” John Mathai; F1145 Presby, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 pm (also March 5)

Women’s Studies Lecture

“The Electronics of Whiteness: How Neo-Nazis Wired the Klan,” Carol Mason; 901 CL, noon

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Coupling of Epithelial Transport to Cellular Metabolism via AMP-Activated Protein Kinase,” Kenneth Hallows; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

HPI Lecture

“An Ethics Framework for Public Health,” Nancy Kass, John Hopkins; A115 Crabtree, 4-5:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Musical

“Crazy for You”; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 8 pm (800/846-2787)

Thursday 27

Oncology Grand Rounds

“Gene Regulation in Melanoma Progression,” Menashe Bar-Eli, 2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside, 8 am

Medical Grand Rounds

“Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What’s New, What’s Old & Current Research Trends,” George Arnold; west wing aud. Shadyside, 8 am

Asian Studies/History Symposium

“Notions of Space & Time in Han Pictorial Stones,” Xin Lixiang, National Museum of Chinese History; “The Reconstruction of Han Stone Offering Shrines,” Jiang Yingju, Shandong Stone Carvings Art Museum; “Architectural Configurations: The Wu Family Shrines,” Cary Liu, Princeton Art Museum; “The Han Dynasty of China: When, Where & What?” Anthony Barbieri-Low, history; 2K56 Posvar, noon-5 pm

ADRC Lecture

“Epidemiology of Dementia in the Cardiovascular Health Study,” Lewis Kuller, epidemiology; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Changing Status of Noble Women in the Jin State From the 10th to 8th Century BC: Evidence From the Cemetery of Marquises of Jin,” Ying Yong, HA & A; 4E51 Posvar, noon

Endocrine Conference

“Two Tales of CFTR Trafficking,” Raymond Frizzell; 1195 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Epidemiology & an Internet Civil Defense: Guarding Our Nation,” Ronald LaPorte; A115 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

“CD40 in Tuberculosis,” Vanja Lazarevic; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

“Biogenic Amine Transporters, Drug Addiction & Mental Disorders,” Howard Gu, Yale; 1395 BST, noon

Biological Sciences Faculty Recruit Seminar

“Coupled Movement of tRNA & mRNA Within the Ribosome,” Kurt Fredrick, UC Santa Cruz; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

UPPDA Social Event

Postdoctoral fellows & related positions invited; GSPH lounge, 4:30-7 pm

Women’s Studies C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture

“A Door of Opportunity in Pennsylvania: Women & Men of Women’s Medical College,” Stephen Peitzman; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday 28

Endocrine Conference

“Recent Advances in Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy,” Kristine Lain; 1195 BST, 9:30 am

Swimming & Diving

ECAC Meet; Trees, 10 am-6:30 pm (through March 2)

Didactic Lecture

“Radiology: Bone Basics,” Cynthia Britton; S712 BST, 10:45 am

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

“Addiction Medicine Services,” Dennis Daley; Detre Aud. WPIC, 11 am

Religious Studies

“The Conversion of the Donmeh to Turkish Secular Nationalism,” Marc Baer, history; 2628 CL, noon

Honors Convocation

Carnegie Music Hall, 3 pm

Anthropology/Carnegie Museum Lecture

“Current Archaeological Research & Heritage Tourism, Antigua, West Indies,” Reg Murphy, Carnegie Museum; 3D10 Posvar, 3 pm

OIS Indian Coffeehouse

Lower lounge WPU, 3-5 pm

Asian Studies Concert

“P’sansori Shim Ch’ong: A Vocal Narrative of Faith, Sacrifice & Healing,” by Chan Park; FFA aud., 8 pm (tickets: 8-7367)


Sunday 2

• Spring recess for students through March 9; offices and buildings will be open except on March 7, observance of Great Americans Day.

Men’s Basketball

Vs. Connecticut; Petersen, 4 pm

Heinz Chapel Compline Choir Concert

Joyce Strobel, St. Stephen Lutheran Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday 3

Pharmacology Seminar

“Conversations With the Schwann Cell: How Axons Signal to the Cells That Enwrap Them,” Haesun Kim, Harvard; 1395 BST, noon

Tuesday 4

Office of Research/NCURA Video Workshop

“Subawards & Subcontracts: A Workshop Primer on Managing Collaborative Projects”; 211 Lawrence, 11:30 am-3:30 pm (4-7410)

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

“Impact of Staffing on Patient Outcomes,” Gayle Whitman; 1105 Scaife, noon

Magee Seminar

“Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity Asymmetry in Premature Infants With Patent Ductus Arteriosus,” Jyothi Swarup; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Women’s Basketball

Vs. Seton Hall; Petersen, 7 pm

Wednesday 5

FSDP Workshop

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

Men’s Basketball

Vs. Seton Hall; Petersen, 7 pm

Thursday 6

Medical Grand Rounds

“Evaluation & Management of Headaches,” Robert Kaniecki; west wing aud. Shadyside, 8 am

FSDP Workshop

“Benefits”; 342 Craig, 9 am-1 pm

Endocrine Conference

“The p52-Gadd45 Pathway in the Control of Cell Cycle Progression,” Qimin Zhan; 1195 BST, noon

Chemistry Lecture

“Regiochemical Control Across Nanoscale Molecular Frameworks,” Karen Wooley, Washington U; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

Sleep Medicine Lecture

“OSA: Surgical Viewpoint on Evaluation, Therapeutic Strategies & Treatment of Simple Snoring,” Jonas Johnson; 628NW Montefiore, 4 pm

UPMC Depression Prevention Seminar

“Depression: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know”; Gillespie Rm. Carnegie Library, Oakland, 6:30-8 pm

Ph.D. Defenses

Electrical Engineering

“Study of Ultra-Thin Zinc Oxide Epilayer Growth & UV Detection Properties,” Mingjiao Liu; Feb. 24, 444 Benedum, 10 am


“T-helper Responses to Live Attenuated Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Vaccines,” Surojit Sarkar; Feb. 25, S100A BST, 2 pm


“Thalamic Signal Processing & the Effects of Cortical Feedback,” Simona Temerenca; Feb. 25, 1495 BST, 2 pm


“The City in the Future Perfect: Information Technology, Utopianism & Urban Life,” Alice Crawford; Feb. 26, 1128 CL, 10 am

Business Administration

“Habit Regimes in Consumption,” Adwait Khare; Feb. 27, 104 Mervis, 10:30 am-noon


“The Effect of Job Opportunity & Job Satisfaction on the Turnover of Information Technology Workers,” Timothy Babbit; March 3, 101 Mervis, 10 am-noon

FAS/ Sociology

“Talking Back to Psychiatry: Resistant Identities in the Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement,” Linda Morrison; March 3, 2J51 Posvar, 10 am


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Thesmo Phair,” directed by Michael Cassidy; through March 2, Wed.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Henry Heymann Theatre (4-7529)

Greensburg Campus Black History Month Production

“African Legacy in Latin American Culture”; Feb. 27, Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Production

“A Couple of Blaguards”; Pasquerilla, UPJ, March 6, 7:30 pm (800/846-2787)


Staff Assn. Council Nominations

Forms due by noon March 14 to 925 WPU.

UCSUR Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Award

Applications due April 17 to 600 Univ. Place. (4-5543)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published March 6. It will contain events of March 6-20. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Feb. 27 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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