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September 28, 2000


Thursday, Sept. 28

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Chemoradiation in the Management of Pancreatic Cancer," A. William Blackstock, 5th fl. brdrm. EEI, 8 am

Pediatric Grand Rounds

"Treatment Decisions for Pediatric Epilepsy," Patricia Crumrine; McCluskey aud., Children's Hospital, 8 am

Pediatric Center for Neuroscience Seminar

"Cell Birth in Developing & Adult Neurogenic Zones of Human & Non-Human Primate Brain," Cynthia Shannon Weickert; 1100 Rangos Research Ctr. conf. rm., 11:15 am

Endocrine Research Conference

"Secretory Vesicle Dynamics & Peptide Release," Edwin Levitan; 1195 BST, noon

Alzheimer Disease Research Center Seminar

"Molecular Pharmacology of Psychosis Risk in Alzheimer's Disease," Robert Sweet; ADRC conf. rm., noon-1 pm (692-2700)

Immunology Seminar

"Nitric Oxide, Inflammation & Sex: The Changing Faces of Arginine Metabolism," Sidney Morris; W995 BST, noon

GSPH/Biostatistics Seminar

"Controlling the Experiment-wise Error Rate When Subgroup Analyses Are Planned," Greg Yothers; A-115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"Methods for Quantifying the Flow Rate in Open-Channels," John Fulton; 203 Thaw, 4 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, Sept. 29

Medical Grand Rounds

"Nosocomial Pneumonia: Old Controversies & a New Approach to Therapy," Charles Atwood & Nina Singh; lect. rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am

Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar

"Maturation of Progenitor Cells in the Retina & Cortex," Laura Lillian, Aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

"Problematization & Games of Truth in Foucault's Historical Ontology," Ferda Keskin, Bogazici U., Turkey; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Asian Studies Concert

Music of India & Korea; FFA aud., 7 pm

Asian Studies Film

"Girls of the Night (Onna Bakari no Yoru)"; Carnegie Museum of Art aud., 8 pm

Saturday, Sept. 30

Johnstown College Board Workshop

"SAT-Verbal Review" & "SAT-Mathematics Review"; UPJ (814/269-2099)


Monday, Oct. 2

Drue Heinz Lecture

E.L. Doctorow; Carnegie Music Hall,7:30 pm (622-8866)

Ernst Knobil Lecture

"From GnRH Neuron Migration to Puberty With Mouse Transgenics," Allan Herbison, Babraham Inst.; S100A BST, 4 pm

Pgh. Supercomputing Ctr. Seminar

"Terascale Computing: Challenges & Opportunities for Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Materials Science," Michael Klein, Penn; Mellon Inst. social rm., 4 pm (268-6355)

Health Sciences Seminar

"The Regulation of RNA Polymerase II Transcription: Exploiting the Genetic & Biochemical Toolbox of Yeast," Karen Arndt; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Learning Skills Workshop

"Study Skills"; 3rd fl. WPU, 5:15-7 pm (call 648-7920 for other dates/times)

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Human Resources Workshop

"You & Your Adolescent," Clifford Cohen, FSAP; 100 Craig, 9:30-10:30 am (to register: 624-8046)

UPMC Health Plan Customer Service

Representative available; 2nd fl. Craig, 11 am-2 pm, every Tue., Wed., Thur.

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

HA & A Seminar

"Folds, Blobs & Boxes: Architecture in the Digital Era," Joseph Rosa; 203 FFA, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

"Adolescent Suicide Epidemiology," David Brent; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

"Carl Gustav Hempel: Pragmatic Empiricist," Gereon Wolters, U. of Konstanz, Poland; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Human Resources Workshop

"Documentation for Supervisors," Mary Heath, FSAP; 100 Craig, 1-4 pm (to register: 624-8046)

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

MGB/IDM Seminar

"Signaling by 3,4,5-Phosphoinositides Through Proteins Containing Pleckstrin & Sec7 Homology Domains," Jes Klarlund; 1295 BST, 3:30 pm

Health Sciences Seminar

"Gene Tagging in Zebrafish to Identify Genes Required for Early Development," Nancy Hopkins; A-221 Langley, 4:15 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Human Resources Workshop

"Documentation for Supervisors," Mary Heath, FSAP; 100 Craig, 9 am-noon (to register: 624-8046)

Learning Skills Workshop

"Speed Reading"; 3rd fl. WPU, noon-2 pm (call 648-7920 for other dates/times)

UPMC Workshop

"Ask the IRB," Jeannie Barone; 1102 Scaife, noon

Pathology Seminars

"Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Action & Growth Inhibition," Brian Carr; "HCV 1990-2000: Overview & Molecular Biology," Amy Weiner; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., Scaife, noon

Art Gallery Talk

"Changes in the Body," Belinda Otero Raczka; 104 FFA, noon

GSPH Council Meeting

100 Parran, 4 pm

Thursday, Oct. 5

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Treatment of Liver Metastasis," Nancy Kemeny; 5th fl. bdrm EEI, 8 am

Environmental Health & Safety Training Program

Bloodborne pathogens; Bene-dum aud., 9-10:30 am

Just Harvest Education Fund Teach In

"Hunger Around the Corner & Around the World"; Bellefield Towers, 9:15 am-4:30 pm (464-0739)

Human Resources Workshop

"Sexual Harassment Prevention for Staff Supervisors," John Greeno/Carol Mohammed; 100 Craig, 10:30 am-noon (to register: 624-8046)

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Who Protects Patients From Quality Improvement Experiments?" Michael DeVita; lect. rm. 5, 4th fl. Scaife, noon-1 pm

Rubash Lecture in Law & Social Work

"Cracking the Atom of Civic Power: How We Can Find New Ways to Deal With Public Problems Through the Legislative, Executive & Civic Sectors," Sen. Harris Wofford; Teplitz Moot Crtrm., law school, noon

Immunology Seminar

"Latent Tuberculosis: Immunologic Studies in a Mouse Model," JoAnne Flynn; W995 BST, noon

Human Resources Workshop

"Sexual Harassment Prevention for Non-Supervisory Staff," John Greeno/Carol Mohammed; 100 Craig, 1:30-2 pm (to register: 624-8046)

Human Resources Workshop

"Sexual Harassment Prevention for Faculty," John Greeno/Carol Mohammed; 100 Craig, 2:30-3:30 pm (to register: 624-8046)

Learning Skills Workshop

"Enhance Your Critical Reading Skills"; 3rd fl. WPU, 3:30-5 pm

Rangos Research Seminar

"Pediatric Helminthic Vaccines: Molecular Approaches," Peter Hotez; 1100 Rangos Research Ctr. conf. rm., 4 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

UPG Cultural Series Lecture

"The Culture of Diversity," David Halberstam; Greensburg Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7:30 pm

Friday, Oct. 6

Medical Grand Rounds

"PulseNet & Particle Beams: New Strategies for Surveillance & Prevention of Foodborne Diseases," Robert Tauxe; lect. rm 6, Scaife, 8 am

Pharmacology Seminar

"Role of Endothelin 1 & Endothelin Receptor Antagonists in Prostate Cancer," Joel Nelson; 1395 BST, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

"Heinrich Hertz, Ludwig Wittgenstein & the Problem of Life," Alfred Nordmann, U. of SC; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Human Resources Workshop

"Financial Information Overview," Kathy Tosh, Randy DiGiorgio & Susan Ronczka, Budget & Financial Reporting; Sharon Sobol, General Accounting; 1P56 Posvar, 2-5 pm (to register: 624-8046)

Linguistics Colloquium

"Classifying Language Input & Feedback: Some Theoretical & Empirical Issues," Jennifer Leeman; 144 CL, 3 pm

Asian Studies Film

"A Very Far Road, (Tooi ipponno michi)"; Carnegie Museum of Art aud., 8 pm

Johnstown Campus Homecoming

— Film "Back to the Future," UPJ Student Union Cambria Rm., 8 pm; bonfire, lower end of UPJ campus mall, 10 pm

Saturday, Oct. 7

Johnstown Campus Homecoming

Activities include carnival, parade, volleyball game, disco & light show; various UPJ locations, beginning at noon

Women's Volleyball

vs. Syracuse; Field House, 2 pm

Music Concert

Eugene Phillips, viola; FFA aud., 3 pm

Nursing Gala

"Cameos of Caring"; Hilton Hotel, 6 pm (624-2404)

Sunday, Oct. 8

Women's Volleyball

vs. Notre Dame; Field House, 2 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Human Resources Workshop

"Degree & Certificate Programs for Staff," Dean Julian; 100 Craig, 9:30 am-noon (to register: 624-8046)

Epidemiology/Center for Injury Research & Control Seminar

"Development of the National Firearm Surveillance System," Jim Mercy; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

"Genetic Analysis of Mouse Cortical Development & Plasticity," Yuqing Li; 1495 BST, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

"Bayesian Networks in Philosophy of Science & Epistemology," Stephen Hartmann, U. of Konstanz, Poland; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Scully Visiting Lecture

"From Tibialis Anterior to Tai Chi: A 25-Year Odyssey Into the Exploration of Movement Control," Steven Wolf; 2nd fl. aud. Detre, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Human Resources Workshop

"Job Descriptions"; 100 Craig, 9-11 am

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

Art Gallery Talk

"The Art of Etching: A Demonstration," Ed Powell; 104 FFA, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Cellular Signaling Mechanisms: Studies in Nitric Oxide Synthese, & FLT3," Lisa Robinson; 1104 UPMC, conf. ctr., noon

Staff Association Council Meeting

2M2P/56 Posvar, 12:30-2 pm

Human Resources Workshop

"Valuing Diversity," Carol Mohammed; 100 Craig, 1-4:30 pm (to register: 624-8046)

GSPH Lecture

"Moving Best Knowledge to Best Practice," Harold Pincus; GSPH aud., 4:30-5:30 pm

Women's Volleyball

vs. St. Francis; Field House, 7 pm

Thursday, Oct. 12

Immunology Seminar

"T Cells for the Wild-Type Sequence p53264-272 Peptide in Oral Cancer Patients-Implications for Immunoselection of Epitope-Loss Tumor Variants," Thomas Hoffman; W995 BST, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

"Herpes Virus Vectors & Applications to Gene Therapy," Joseph Glorioso III; 1195 BST, noon

Human Resources Workshop

"Presentation Skills," Beth Fischer; 342 Craig, 1-4 pm (to register 624-8046)

Learning Skills Workshop

"Enhance Your Critical Reading Skills"; 3rd fl. WPU, 3:30-5 pm

SHRS Lecture

"People With Disabilities: The Untapped Labor Pool," Joyce Bender; 4060 Forbes Twr., 4 pm

Health Sciences Seminar

"DNA Ends, Psuedogenes & Amazingly Numerous Replicons: The Unusual Genome of the Lyme Disease Bacteria," Sherwood Casjens; A-221 Langley, 4:15 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


"Nuclear Structure of 80Sr and 85Y," Valan Wood; Sept. 29, 216 Allen, 10 am


"A Market-Based Model for the Bandwidth Management of IntServ-DiffServ Qos Interconnection: A Network Economic Approach," Junseok Hwang; Sept. 29, 503 IS, 10 am


"The Role of Nitric Oxide & Dopamine Interactions in Methamphetamine-Induced Toxicity," Matthew LaVoie; Oct. 6, 2nd fl. aud. LRDC, 11 am


"The Honor of Thinking- Activity & Intelligence From Locke to Rousseau," Hans Lottenbach; Oct. 6, 1001D CL, 1 pm

Biomedical Sciences

"Ternary Aspects of Ligand Binding by the Bacterial Free Iron Binding Proteins," Kevin Vaughan; Oct. 12, 1295 BST, 12:30 pm


Repertory Theatre

"The Turn of the Screw," adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher; Henry Heymann Theatre, through Oct. 8, Tue.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm

Titusville Spotlight Series

"The 1939 Nightclub Murders"; J. Curtis McKinney II Student Union, UPT, Oct. 10, 6:30 pm (814/827-4460)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

"Indigo Blues," by Judi Ann Mason; Masonic Temple 7th fl. aud., through Oct. 7, Thur.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm (624-7298)


University Art Gallery

"Cross Currents"; through December, 104 FFA, Mon.-Sat. 10 am- 4 pm, Thur. till 8 pm


Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Awards

Nominations due to Andrew Blair, 826 CL, by Oct. 2. (624-5749)

Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Awards

Nominations due to Jack Daniel, c/o Carol Baker, G33 CL, by Oct. 2. (624-6440)

Voter Registration

General election registration due by Oct. 10 (624-6015); absentee ballots due by Oct. 31. (350-4520)

Chancellor's Distinguished Research Awards

Nominations due to George Klinzing, 826 CL, by Oct. 16. (624-0784)

Alzheimer Disease Research Center

Completed proposals for seed monies grants due by Oct. 18 to ADRC, 4 West Montefiore. (624-6889)

Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Walter V. Shipley Best Essay Award, entries due by Jan. 31, 2001 to 5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202, Pittsburgh 15232.(688-0304)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Oct. 12. It will contain events of Oct. 12-26. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Oct. 5, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax: 624-4579 or e-mail to

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