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March 20, 2003


Thursday 20

FSDP Workshop

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

ADRC Lecture

“The Calcium-Sensing Receptor in Alzheimer’s Disease,” Yvette Conley, nursing; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“The 14th Year of King Cuo of the Zhongshan State: Historical Events & Artistic Styles in Provincial China,” Wu Xiaolong; 4E51 Posvar, noon (4-4665)

Epidemiology Seminar

“Caffeine & Spontaneous Abortion,” Mark Klebanoff; A115 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

“Control of T Cell Activation by Suppressor T Cells,” Ethan Shevach, NIH; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Renal Grand Rounds

“Factors Modulating Renal Cyst Growth: New Therapeutic Targets in PKD,” Ellis Avner; F1145 Presby, noon

Research on Health Care/Health Policy & Management Anne C. Sonis Lecture

“The Geology of the Quality Chasm,” Edward Wagner, U of WA; Univ. Club, 3 pm (412/692-4853)

Women’s Studies/GSPIA Lecture

“Forget Me Not: The Tragedy of Afghan Women,” Fahima Vorgetts; 2K56 Posvar, 3 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

“Analysis of Longitudinal Data With Informative Missingness Using a Method Based on Grouping,” Lei Shen, OSU; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Building a Better Mousetrap: Is There Room Out There for Another Force Field?” Noemi Mirkin, U of MI; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Jewish Studies Lecture

“Kings as Lovers of Jews in the Middle Ages,” David Nirenberg, John Hopkins; 142 CL, 4 pm (4-5220)

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“DNA Damage & Repair in the Human Genome,” Richard Wood, molecular oncology; FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Bayer Lecture

“Modern Medical Implants: Malevolent, Marvelous or Merely Money Makers?” Buddy Ratner, U of WA Engineered Biomaterials; 1175 Benedum, 5 pm

Pgh. Film Colloquium Lecture

“Dangerous Liaisons: The Discourse on Sex, Love & Nation in the Films of Andrzej Wajda,” Elzbieta Ostrowska, U of Lódy; 2P56 Posvar, 5:30 pm

UPMC Cancer Ctr. Education Program

“Early Detection & Prevention of Colon Cancer: What We Know & What We Hope to Find Out”; 1st fl. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 6:30- 8 pm

Friday 21

Audiology Seminar

“Cellular Phone Options for Hearing Aids & Other Updates in Assistive Technology,” Kim Uccellini; 5073 Forbes Tower, 7:30 am

Endocrine Conference

“Advances in Assisted Reproductive Technologies: State of the Art in 2003,” Judy Albert; 1195 BST, 9:30 am

Inst. of Politics/Honors College Lecture

Chuck Collins; FFA aud., 9:30 -10:30 pm (4-1837)

Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Bayer Lecture

“Engineering the Nanobiointerface: Precision Control of Surface Recognition,” Buddy Ratner, U of WA Engineered Biomaterials; 1175 Benedum, 11 am

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

“Adult Services,” Frank Ghinassi; Detre Aud. WPIC, 11 am

Pharmacology Seminar

“Emerging Roles of the Arginases in Health & Disease,” Sidney Morris, molecular genetics & biochemistry; 1395 BST, noon

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar

“Dendritic Cell-Mediated Cross-Talk: Is the Immune System a Democracy?” Pawel Kalinski; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“How to Choose a Logic for Confused Concepts,” Joe Camp, philosophy; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Einstein Between Mozart & Schopenhauer,” Michael Janssen, U of MN; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Allegheny Observatory Lecture

“Dwarf Galaxies: Building Blocks of the Universe,” R. Schulte-Ladbeck; Allegheny Observatory, 7:30 pm (412/321-2400)

Saturday 22

Survival & Ethics Workshop

“Creativity & Intellectual Property”; lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 9 am-3 pm (4-7098)

Women’s Tennis

Vs. Bucknell; Washington’s Landing, 11 am


Vs. Seton Hall; Trees Field, noon

Johnstown Campus Concert

Jonathan Gonder, piano; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 8 pm

Sunday 23

Chamber Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 3 pm

Heinz Chapel Compline Choir Concert

Neil Stahurski, St. Basil; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday 24


Vs. Seton Hall; Trees Field, noon

HA & A Lecture

“Inside the International,” Laura Hoptman, Carnegie MOA; 203 FFA, noon (8-2405)

SHRS Workshop

“What Are Your Students Thinking?”; 4060 Forbes Tower, noon-1 pm (4-2896)

Classics Lecture

“Scope & Function of Greek, Roman & Ancient Chinese Historiography,” F. H. Mutschler, Technische U; 142 CL, 3:30 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

Richard Ebright, Rutgers; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Greensburg Campus Film

“Four Days in September”; Powers, UPG, 7 pm (724/836-7497)

Drue Heinz Lecture

Jill Conway; Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm (412/622-8866)

Tuesday 25

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Seminar

“The Balance Between Heat-Shock Factor & NF-kB in the Expression of the Inflammatory Response,” Michael Pinsky; 628NW Montefiore, 11:30 am

History Lecture

“Caste, Christianity & Violence in Today’s India,” Joe Cooper; 3P11 Posvar, noon (412/687-6943)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Dining Rm. A WPU, noon (also April 1)

Neurobiology Seminar

“The Sound & Silence: Organizing Auditory Circuits Before Hearing Onset,” Karl Kandler; 1495 BST, noon

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

“Quality Improvement Panel Discussion,” Gary Fischer & Mark Roberts; 1105 Scaife, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“The Philosophy of Suppression at the Edge of Biology: Panbiogeography & the Mastery of Evolutionary Biology,” John Grehan, Buffalo Museum of Science; 817R CL, 12:05 pm


Vs. Duquesne; Trees Field, 3 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

“Re-Inventing Islamic Political Life in Interwar India,” Barbara Metcalf, UC Davis; 2K56 Posvar, 4 pm (8-7367)

Wednesday 26

Bioinformatics Lecture

“The New Pathology: A Systemic Approach to Gene Expression in the Clinical Laboratory,” John Gilbertson; 8084 Forbes Tower, 9 am

Global Studies Teach-In

“How Did We Get Here? International Community & Iraq”; 2K56 Posvar, noon (4-2918)

Pathology Seminar

“Mitochondrial Pathways to Necrosis, Apoptosis & Autophagy,” John LeMasters, UNC; 1105 Scaife, noon

Renal Research Seminar

“Regulation of Vesicle Formation From the Trans-Golgi Network,” Mark Ellis; F1145 Presby, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 pm (also April 2)

Women’s Studies Lecture

“‘Be Men’: The Linguistic Construction of Masculinities in a College Fraternity,” Scott Kiesling; 901 CL, noon


Vs. Cleveland; Trees Field, 2 pm


Vs. Xavier; Trees Field, 3 pm

Women’s Tennis

Vs. Youngstown; Washington’s Landing, 3 pm

Ctr. on Race & Social Problems Lecture

“Civil Rights: Then & Now,” Julian Bond, NAACP; 7th fl. aud. Alumni, 3:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Presentation

“Teotihuacan: Place of the Gods”; Village, UPG, 7 pm

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

Takacs Quartet With Muzsikas & Marta Sebestyen; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (tickets: 4-4129)

Thursday 27

Medical Grand Rounds

“Clinical Use of Anticoagulant Drugs,” David Kuter; west wing aud. Shadyside, 8 am

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Ethics of Uncertainty in Medical Decision-Making,” Deborah Kasman, Georgetown; 2nd fl. aud. WPIC, noon-1 pm

Critical Care Medicine Lecture

“Arterial Tone & Blood Flow Distribution,” Michael Pinsky; 615 Scaife, noon

Endocrine Conference

“GLP-1 Is a Growth Factor for Pancreatic Islet Cells: Prospectives for a GLP-1 Based Cell &/or Gene Therapy of Diabetes,” Riccardo Perfetti; 1195 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Subclinical Atherosclerosis Update,” Kim Sutton-Tyrrell; A115 Crabtree, noon

German Lecture

“Violence in the German Schools & Children’s Literature,” Beverly Harris-Schenz; 1401 CL, noon-1 pm

Immunology Seminar

“Fc_Receptor Polymorphisms in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis,” Ann Stewart-Akers; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Women’s Tennis

Vs. Robert Morris; Washington’s Landing, 3 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Lecture

“Salts on Mars: Clues to the Compositions of the Possible Primordial Waters,” Penny King, U of W. Ontario; 11 Thaw, 4-5 pm

UPMC Colorectal Health Program

“Healthy Families & Health Communities: What You Should Know About Colorectal Health,” Linda Farkas, UPMC Cancer Ctrs., Joyce Diacopolus, Hillman Cancer Ctr.; 1st level Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 6:30-8 pm

Friday 28

National Assn. of Medical Minority Educators Northeast Regional Meeting/ Conference

Hilton & Towers, Gateway Ctr., 8:30 am-5 pm (also: March 29, 8 am-1:30 pm; register: 8-8987)

English/James Snead Memorial Conference

324 CL, 9 am-7 pm (also March 29, 9:30 am-1 pm; 4-6531)

Endocrine Conference

“The Role of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Pituitary Tumors,” Douglas Kondziolka; 1195 BST, 9:30 am

Pathology Seminar

“Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Cell Migration,” Alan Hall, Univ. College; 1103 Scaife, 10 am

Infectious Disease Seminar

“New Vaccines,” Fred Ruben; 1105 Scaife, noon

Religious Studies Colloquium

“Scriptures, Canons & Classics: Jewish Case Studies,” Adam Shear; 2628 CL, noon (4-2279)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Relations Among Fields: Mendelian, Cytological & Molecular Mechanisms,” Lindley Darden, U of MD; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Writing Center Writers’ Café

M-2 Thaw, 3-5 pm (4-6556)

Music Lecture

“Everything Is Show Biz: The Broadway Musical’s Response to Political & Social Crisis,” Jessica Sternfeld, CMU; 132 Music, 4 pm

Lewis H. Kuller Festschrift Reception/Dinner

Univ. Club, 7:30-10 pm (register: 4-3056)

Saturday 29

Lewis H. Kuller Festschrift Scientific Sessions

GSPH aud., 8:30 am-4 pm (register: 4-3056)

Human Resources Career Fair

Petersen,10 am-2 pm (4-8058)


Vs. Notre Dame; Trees Field, noon

Johnstown Campus Concert

Trout Fishing in America; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 2 pm (tickets: 800/846-2787)

UPMC Health Professions Recruitment Conference /Fair

“Securing Your Future in Health Professions”; Pgh. Hilton & Towers, Gateway Ctr., 2 pm-midnight (also March 30, 9 am-1:30 pm; register: 8-8987)

Women’s Tennis

Vs. Villanova; Washington’s Landing, 2 pm

Lewis H. Kuller Scholarship Fund Fundraiser Party

Andy Warhol Museum, 7-10 pm (register: 4-3056)

Music on the Edge Concert

Furious Band; Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Sunday 30


Vs. Syracuse; Trees Field, noon

Johnstown Campus Concert

“Rhythm & Brass”; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 8 pm (800/846-2787)

Heinz Chapel Compline Choir Concert

Preston Dibble, Mary, Mother of Hope RC Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday 31

Memorial Service

For Corinne Barnes, pediatric nursing; Heinz Chapel, 2:30 pm

Japan Council/Asian Studies Lecture

“New Perspectives on Heian Japan: Spaces Outside the Capital,” Elizabeth Oyler, Washington U; 203 FFA, 3 pm (8-7763)

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Kinesin Takes a Hike,” Steven Rosenfeld, U of AL; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Greensburg Campus Presentation

“The Face of Cuba,” Justin Merriman; Village, UPG, 7 pm


Tuesday 1

Neurobiology Seminar

“The Transcription Factor, Tailless, an Instrinsic Regulator of Cortical Neurogenesis,” Paula Monaghan-Nichols; 1495 BST, noon

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

“Medication Error & Adverse Drug Events in Long-Term Care,” Steven Handler; 1105 Scaife, noon

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

boundary 2 Lecture

“Dream, Theory, Cosmology & Billy Strayhorn,” Jim Merod; 501 CL, 3:30 pm

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Lecture

“Intracellular Pathogens: How & Why?” Daniel Portnoy; 1105 Scaife, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Electron Tunneling Through Organic Media: In Solution & at Interfaces,” Matthew Zimmt, Brown; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Magee Seminar

“Physiological Indicators of Pubetal Development & Sexual Behavior Into Descriptive & Interventions on Sex Behavior,” Willa Doswell; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Heinz Chapel Concert

“Bach Relay”; FFA Aud., 8 pm

Wednesday 2

Bioinformatics Lecture

“Feature Selection for Mass Spectral Cancer Detection,” Art Wetzel; 8084 Forbes Tower, 9 am

FSDP Workshop

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

Pathology Seminar

“Forkhead Box (Fox) Transcription Factors in Liver Regeneration & Development,” Robert Costa; 1105 Scaife, noon

Renal Research Seminar

“Renal Myofibroblasts: Origins, Mechanism of Activation & Therapeutic Intervention,” Youhua Liu; F1145 Presby, noon


Vs. Kent; Trees Field, noon

Hispanic Languages & Literatures Lecture

“Los Nuevos Retos de la Teoría Crítica,” Santiago Castro-Gomez, U of Javeriana; 249 CL, 4 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Program

“Medical Illustrations in the Middle Ages,” Peter Murray-Jones, Yale; 202 FFA, 4:30 pm

Thursday 3

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Marijuana Consumption in British India: Findings From Assam,” Siddharth Chandra, GSPIA; 4E51 Posvar, noon (8-7763)

Endocrine Seminar

“Maf Factors: New Players in Pancreatic Development & Beta Cell Function,” Arun Sharma; 1195 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Colorectal Adenoma & Family History,” Joel Weissfeld; A115 Crabtree, noon

ASDA Grand Rounds

“Post & Core for the New Millennium,” Malcolm Morris; 458 Salk, 4 pm

Chemistry Lecture

Welford Castleman, PSU; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Lecture

“Understanding Geology in the Environmental Field: Real Examples for Real Problems,” Wendell Barner, Shaw Environmental Inc.; 11 Thaw, 4-5 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Lecture

Chang-Rae Lee, novelist; FFA aud., 8:30 pm

Ph.D. Defenses

Education/Instruction & Learning

“The Impact of Organized Devices on Developing Coherent Mental Representation of Hypertext Content,” Khalid Al-Seghayer; March 24, 4B53 Posvar, 2 pm


“Defining the Structural Basis for the AchR-Clustering Activity of Neural Agrin,” Chao-Neng Tseng; March 24, 1495 BST, 2:30 pm


“Antenatal Psychosocial Risk & Protective Factors Associated With Postpartum Comorbid Depressive Symptomatology & Alcohol Use,” Gregory Homish; March 25, 607 Oxford, 10 am


“Development & Characterization of Ultrasound Contrast Microbubbles Targeted to Dysfunctional Endothelium,” Greg Weller; March 26, McGowan Inst. for Regenerative Medicine, 3025 E. Carson St., 10:30 am

Education/Instruction & Learning

“Mapping Cognitive Structures of Community College Students Engaged in Basic Electrostatics Laboratories,” Dennis Haggerty; March 27, 4F22 Posvar, 10 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Humanitarian Assistance Education: Constructing Social Responsibilities in Land Mine Awareness Education Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina,” Miki Fukuhara; March 27, 5S51 Posvar, 2 pm


“Christiana Mariana von Ziegler’s Sacred Cantata Texts & Their Settings by Johann Sebastian Bach,” Mark Peters; March 28, 114 Music, 11 am

Education/Health, Physical & Recreation Education

“The Effects of a 6-Week Speed & Agility Program on the Development of Explosive Power, Strength, Speed & Agility in Youth Soccer Players,” Seth Paradis; April 3, 128 Trees, 2 pm


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Ashes to Africa”; March 20-April 5, Th-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Alumni (4-7298)

Titusville Campus Production

“Inherit the Wind”; March 20- 22,28 & 29, 7:30 pm, Henne Aud. (814/827-4460)

Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Much Ado About Nothing”; April 2-19, Wed.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Henry Heymann Theatre (4-7529)

Bradford Campus Production

“Zastrozzi: The Master of Discipline”; April 3-5, 7:30 pm, April 6, 2 pm, O’Kain Aud. (814/362-7505)


International Cabaret Ball

Registration forms due to 1209 CL by April 4.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of April 3-17. Information must be received by 5 pm March 27 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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