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April 17, 2003


Thursday 17

Endocrine Conference

“Stabilization of Tumor Vasculature by Angiopoietin-1 Leads to Inhibition of Xenograft Tumor Growth,” Luyyan Li; 1195 BST, noon

German Studies Lecture

“Kalter Blick & Kinoglanz: Concept of Vision in Weimar Germany & Russian Avant-Gard,” Martin Kley; 1401 CL, noon-1 pm

Immunology Seminar

“Essential Role of Src-Family Tyrosine Kinases in B Cell Development & Function,” Kaoru Saijo, Rockefeller; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Geology & Planetary Science Lecture

“Pyroclastic Volcanism in South America & on Mars,” Jeff Bynes, U of ND; 11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

Chemistry Francis Clifford Phillips Lecture

“Nanowires as Building Blocks for Nanoscale Science & Technology,” Charles Lieber, Harvard; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 5:30 pm

Titusville Campus Concert

White Tie Group; Henne Aud., UPT, 7:30 pm (814/827-4460)

Pitt Jazz Ensemble Concert

Curtis Fuller & Jimmy Owens, Assembly Rm. WPU, 8 pm (tickets: 4-4187)

Friday 18

• Last day for undergraduate day classes.

Medical Grand Rounds

“Immunosuppressive Drug Therapy for Crohn’s Disease,” Brian Feagan; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar

“Cell-Extracellular Matrix Adhesion: Molecular Basis, Signaling & Control of Cell Behavior,” Chuanyue Wu; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, noon

Anthropology Lecture

“The Waning of Paternal Authority & the Rise of Romantic Love in Marriage Practices in a Turkish Village,” Kimberly Hart, Indiana; 3D10 Posvar, 3 pm

Heinz Chapel Concert

“Music for Good Friday,” John Cannon, organist; Heinz Chapel, 4 pm

Allegheny Observatory Lecture

“Measuring Star Formation in the Universe,” Andrew Hopkins; Allegheny Observatory, 7:30 pm (register: 412/321-2400)

Saturday 19

• College of General Studies, Saturday College classes, graduate classes & evening classes continue to meet through April 26; final examinations should be held during the last scheduled class meeting.

Ctr. for Minority Health Event

David Lawrence Convention Ctr., Downtown, 10 am-3 pm (4-5665)

Surgery/Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Inst. Prize in Surgery & Immunology Lecture

“An Immunological Palimpsest,” Robert Schwartz, Tufts; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 10-11 am


Vs. VA Tech; Trees Field, noon

African Drumming Ensemble Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Sunday 20

Classical Music of India Concert

FFA aud., 8 pm

Heinz Chapel Compline Choir Concert

Ann Labounsky, Duquesne; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday 21

• Final examination period for undergraduate day classes through April 26.

Orthopaedic Seminar

“Tendinopathy: Current Studies & Future Direction,” James Wang; lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 5 pm

Tuesday 22

Vanguard One on One Investing Sessions

200B Craig, 9 am-4:30 pm (also April 23, 800/662-0106)

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Seminar

“Liver Injury in Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: Aggreated Mutant Protein in the ER,” David Perlmutter; 628NW Montefiore, 11:30 am

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Dining Rm. A WPU, noon (also April 29)

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

“The Implications of HIPAA on Human Subject Research,” Dennis Swanson; 1105 Scaife, noon

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Seminar

“Eril, a Novel Ras Inhibitor in the ER of Yeast,” David Levin; E1295 BST, 3:30 pm

Magee Seminar

“Regulation of Cell Motility,” Paul Sammak; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Wednesday 23

Oncology Grand Rounds

“Navigating the Murky Quagmire of Antiphospholipids,” Kimberly Schlesinger; “Non-Myeloablative Transplantation,” Jennifer Schwartz; 2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside, 8 am

Bioinformatics Lecture

“Challenges in DNA Microarray Brain Research,” Karoly Mirnics; 8084 Forbes Tower, 9 am

Genomics & Proteomics Core Labs Open House

W941 BST, 9:30 am-4 pm (also April 24 & 25, 10 am-3 pm,

Pathology Seminar

“HGF Regulated Vesicle Trafficking & Tumor Invasion,” James Cardelli, LSU; 1105 Scaife, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 pm (also April 30)

GSPH/EPA Public Listening Session

“National Agenda on the Environment & the Aging”; PA Rm. PAA; 2-4 pm

History Lecture

“This Experiment on a Small Scale: Transnational Origins of Women’s Suffrage,” John Markoff, history, political science & sociology; Donnelly Lecture Hall, Carlow, 2 pm (412-578-6076)

Asian Studies Graduation Ceremony

2M56 Posvar, 3:30 pm (8-7367)

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“The Golgi Apparatus: Regulation of Transport Vesicle Formation & Entry Into Mitosis,” Vivek Malhorta; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

EU Ctr./W. European Studies Lecture

“The Challenge of Health Inequities: A European Perspective,” Kenneth Judge, U of Glasgow; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 4:30-5:30 pm

Thursday 24

Medical Grand Rounds

“Update on Liver Transplantation Including Living Donation,” Thomas Shaw-Stiffel; west wing aud. Shadyside, 8 am

TechSERVE Computer Science Fair

“Take Our Daughters to Work Day: Celebrating Women & Technology”; WPU, 11 am- 1:30 pm

ADRC Lecture

“Motor Effects of Donepezil Treatment in Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease,” Nicolaas Bohnen, neurology & radiology; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Endocrine Conference

“Unexpected Phenotype in the Knockout Mouse,” Robert Gagel; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

“Repair & Defense Mechanisms in the Lung,” Prabir Ray; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

UPMC Cancer Ctrs. Educational Program

“Myths & Facts of Chemotherapy,” Helen Analo; “Innovative Therapies for Breast Cancer for the New Millennium,” Dwight Heron; Wm. Cooper Pavilion Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 6:30-8 pm

Friday 25

Rheumatology Grand Rounds

“Rheumatology Jeopardy,” Mohamed Aboyoussef; S712 BST, 9:15 am

Endocrine Conference

“Heredity Pheochromocytoma Syndromes: Clinical & Genetic Aspects,” Robert Gagel; 1195 BST, 9:30 am

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

“Geriatric Services,” Richard Morycz; Detre Aud. WPIC, 11 am

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon-2 pm

GSPH DNA Day Symposium & Poster Session

“The Impact of Public Health”; GSPH aud., 12:30-5 pm

Saturday 26

• Spring term ends: Official date for degrees awarded in spring term.

Greensburg Campus Commencement

Keynote speaker: George Miles, WQED Multimedia; Chambers, UPG, 2:30 pm

Information Sciences Book Discussion

Ben Shneiderman; Bellefield aud., 4:30 pm (4-5142)


Vs. Buffalo; Trees Field, 7 pm

Sunday 27

• Residence halls close.

Studio Arts Graduation Reception

Cloisters FFA, 10 am-noon


Vs. Buffalo; Trees Field, noon

Commencement Convocation

Petersen, 1 pm

Bradford Campus Commencement

Keynote speaker: John Douglas; Sports & Fitness Ctr., UPB, 2 pm

Finnish Committee & Scandinavian Society Concert

Maarit Vaga; FFA aud., 3 pm (412/372-6876)

Opera Theater of Pgh.

Concert“An American Opera Celebration”; Bellefield aud., 7 pm (412/394-3353)

Monday 28

Orthopaedic Seminar

“Are Osteogenic Cells Optimal for the Delivery of BMP4 to Improve Bone Healing?” Hairong Peng; lecture rm. 2 Scaife, noon

Tuesday 29

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds

“Necrotizing Enterocolitis,” Dhruv Balkundi; 0 level aud. Magee, 7:30 am

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Seminar

“Carbon Monoxide Induces Cytoprotection in Rat Orthotopic Lung Transplantation via Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Apoptotic Effect,” Cynthia Song; 628NW Montefiore, 11:30 am

Dental Medicine Lecture

“Teaching as a Scholarly Activity in a Research University,” Susan Ambrose; 402 Salk, noon

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

“Recruiting African American Men Into an Epidemiological Study of HIV,” Anthony Silvestre; 1105 Scaife, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

“Development of Spinal Neurons Controlling Locomotion,” Samuel Paff; 1495 BST, 4 pm

Magee Seminar

“Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment Implications: Insights From the CRIS Study,” Richard Beigi; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Chemistry Dowd Symposium

“Scaleable Synthesis of Natural & Unnatural Polyketides by Biosynthetic Engineering,” Chaitan Khosla, Stanford; 12 Chevron, 5:30 pm

Wednesday 30

• Spring term grade rosters due in registrar’s office by noon.

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds

“Antibiotic Management of Sepsis & VAP: Balancing the Need for Adequate Therapy & Minimizing the Emergence of Resistance,” Marin Kollef; 1105 Scaife, noon

Pathology Seminar

“14-3-3 Proteins in Cell Survival Signaling,” Haian Fu, Emory; 1105 Scaife, noon

Renal Research Seminar

“Methylation & Regulation of ENaC in CDD Cells,” Robert Edinger; F1145 Presby, noon

Chemistry Dowd Symposium

“Chemistry & Biology of Celiac Sprue,” Chaitan Khosla, Stanford; 12 Chevron, 2:30 pm


Thursday 1

Endocrine Conference

“Relationship of MAP Kinase Pathways to Insulin Production in Pancreatic Beta Cells,” Melanie Cobb; 1195 BST, noon

Renal Grand Rounds

“Blood Pressure Management in Chronic Kidney Disease: New Guidelines From NKF-K/DOQI,” Andrew Levey; F1145 Presby, noon

JDRF Lecture

“Stem Cells: Showing Their Potential to Treat Diabetes,” Bryon Petersen, U of FL; 1100 Rangos, 1:30-2:30 pm (412/692-7080)

Ph.D. Defenses


“Medication Management Strategies Used by Community Dwelling Older Adults Living Alone,” Carol Haus; April 17, 430 Victoria, 10:30 am


“Development of a Muscle Progenitor Cell-Based Approach for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence,” Ron Jankowski; April 17, 1003 Kaufman, 1 pm

Education/Instruction & Learning

“Transmission of Science Concepts Using Three Models of Communication,” Karen Sadler; April 21, 4M51 Posvar, 10 am


“Moving Images: Film, Photography & Spectatorship,” Jennifer Friedlander; April 21, 1109 CL, noon


“Selective Antibody Removal From Blood, Plasma & Buffer Using Hollow Fiber-Based Specific Antibody Filters,” Mariah Hout; April 21, conf. rm. A, McGowan Inst. for Regenerative Medicine, 100 Technology Drive, 1 pm

Information Sciences/Library & Information Sciences

“A Study of Biomedical Researchers & the Data Elements & Quaries Used in Interactions With a Tissue Centric Data Warehouse,” Sujin Kim; April 21, 6th fl. conf. rm. IS, 2-4 pm

FAS/Physics & Astronomy

“Mode Interactions & Fluctuations in the Kuramoto Model of Coupled Oscillators,” Eric Hildebrand; April 21, 316 Allen, 2:30 pm

FAS/Religious Studies

“The Spiritual Transformation of the European Jew in Modern Israel, Brenda Toliver; April 21, 2604A CL, 3 pm

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences/Rehabilitation Science

“Manual Wheelchair User’s Shoulder Strength & Its Relationship to Propulsion & Common Shoulder Injuries,” Aaron Souza; April 23, 5047 Forbes Tower, 9 am


“Accommodation & Self-Representation in Horace’s Parade Odes,” Jona Adamitis; April 23, B12 Alumni, 1:30 pm

Business/Business Administration

“Manager’s Knowledge Exposure: Learning of Technology,” William Lekse; April 25, 102 Mervis, 10 am

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences/Communication & Disorders

“Is Auditory Nerve Hypersensitivity Induced by Activation of Vanilloid Receptors (Subtype VRI) in the Inner Ear?” Jianxun Zhou; April 25, 4065 Forbes Tower, 9:30 am

Education/Instruction & Learning

“Subtypes of Reading Disabilities: Examining the Relationship Among the Variables,” Kristin Harty; April 25, 4M51 Posvar, 10 am


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Much Ado About Nothing”; through April 19, Wed.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster (4-7529)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published May 1. It will contain events of May 1-15. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm April 24 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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