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October 12, 2000


Thursday, October 12

Immunology Seminar 12

"T Cells for the WildType 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)

Women's Tennis

vs. Bloomsburg; Washington's Landing, 3 pm

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

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"Web-based GIS on UNIX & NT Servers," William Harbert; 203 Thaw, 4-5 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

Friday, October 13

Clinical Audiology Seminar

"Fast ForWord Program by Scientific Learning," Diane Williams, Duquesne; 5073 Forbes Twr., 7:30-8:30 am

PA Black Conference on Higher Education/Western Region

*"Closing the Gap: Preparing High School Students for Higher Education in the Health Sciences"

*"Renal Disease & Transplantation Among People of Color," Velma Scantlebury, Thomas Starzl Transplantation Inst.; Assembly Rm. WPU, 9:15-10 am

*Panel, "Preparing Students for Higher Education," Carol Calloway, moderator, UPG; Paula Butterfield, Pittsburgh Public Schools; Roslynne Wilson, Woodland Hills; Michael Phillips, Penn State; Herman Reid, National Education Emergency Drive; Delano Paige, Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, 10:20-11:20 am

*Questions/discussion, 11:20-11:45 am

*Workshops, 1:30-2:15 pm

*Panel, "Toward Respectful Name Calling: Is the Term 'Minority' Passe?" Edgar Duncan, Center for Minority Health, moderator; 2:30-3:20 pm; Robert Hill, Public Affairs; Jerome Taylor, Center for Family Excellence; Assembly Rm. WPU, 2:30-3:20 pm

Learning Skills Workshop

"Study Skills," 11 am-12:45 pm & "Speed Reading," noon-2 pm; 3rd fl. WPU (648-7920)

Pharmacology Seminar

"Stress Induced Resistance to Topoisomerase II Direct Drugs," Katherine Kennedy; 1395 BST, noon

Women's Soccer

vs. Sacred Heart U.; Morton Sports Complex, noon

Human Genetics Seminar

"Pharmacogenomics at Pfizer: Applying Basic Research to Clinical Development," Katey Durham & Albert Seymour; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, 12:05-2 pm

Psychology Colloquium

"Darwin's Demon on the Mind: Evolutionary Psychology Demystified," Steven Gaulin; 2nd. fl. conf. rm. LRDC, 3 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

"To Perish & Publish: Robert Greene & the Origins of Prose Fiction," John Twyning; 501 CL, 3-4:30 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Evolution Meets Development: The Case of Cultural Evolution," William Wimsatt, U. of Chicago; 817 CL, 3:30 pm

Johnstown Fundraiser

"Tapastry," sampling of food & wine; UPJ, 6 pm (814/269-7200)

Asian Studies Film

"Suzaku (Moe no Suzaku)"; Carnegie Museum of Art aud., 8 pm

Saturday, October 14

Surgery Grand Rounds

"The Biologic Modification of Sepsis–At Long Last Success!!?" Stephen Lowry; "Antithrombin III Replacement Therapy in Sepsis With Dissenubated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)," Paul Lee; "Nutritional Support in the Surgical Patient," Daniel Bertges; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 9 am

University zCAMP Forum

For students interested in e-commerce; WPU, 10 am-5:30 pm (362-1111)

Titusville PT Assistant Program Presentation

Missy Crocker, Chris Ozaeta, Janet Henderson, Tim Berry & Bill Zona; Cranberry Mall, Titusville, 10 am-3 pm

UPMC/Panthers/Steelers Sportsfest Open House

UPMC Sports Performance Complex, South Side, 11 am-4 pm (647-3555)

SGB/Student Volunteer Outreach Center

S. Oakland cleanup; meet in Posvar Galleria, noon-4 pm (648-7970)

Titusville Chemistry Workshop

"Silver Glassware"; 230 Broadhurst Science Ctr., UPT, 1-4 pm

Sunday, October 15

Women's Soccer

vs. Providence; Morton Sports Complex, noon

Music Concert

Heinz Chapel Choir; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Asian Studies/Indian Classical Music Concert

Padma Talwakar, Satyajit Talwalkar & Arawind Thatte; FFA aud., 7:30 pm

Lutheran University Center Choral Compline

"Prayer at the Close of the Day," Georgeann Kovac & Friends, Bethlehem Lutheran Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, October 16

Mind-Body Center Lecture

"Moving Good Science to Good Practice: An Update on RAND & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiatives," Harold Pincus; 348 Mellon Institute conf. rm., 1-2 pm


"Can America Survive Suburbia?" James Howard Kunstler; 2K56 Posvar, 3-5 pm

Communication Science & Disorders Lecture

"Anatomical Changes in the Human Larynx: Insights Into the Maturation & Aging of the Human Voice," Joel Kahane, U. of Memphis; WPU Ballrm., 6-7:35 pm

Drue Heinz Lecture

Carl Hiaasen; Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm (622-8866)

Tuesday, October 17

UPMC Health Plan Customer Service

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

Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds

"How We Got Into This Mess: Scandal, Protectionism, Oversight & Access to the Benefits of Research," Dale Hammer-schmidt; Magee aud., 7:30 am

Human Resources Workshop

"Research Accounting Fundamentals: An Introduction to Fiscal Administration of Sponsored Program Awards," Caroline Correa & Art Lubs, Research Accounting; Kurtz-man Rm. WPU, 9 am-noon (to register: 624-8046)

Epidemiology Seminar

"Firearm Injury Surveillance in Allegheny County," Jeffrey Coben; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Human Resources/TIAA-CREF Workshop

"Asset Allocation-Adjusting Your Portfolio to Meet Your Financial Goals"; 1st fl. Craig, noon-2 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

"Resolving the Duhem Problem: Mayo on Laudan on Duhem," Cassandra Pinnick, W. Kentucky U.; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Classics/AIA Lecture

"Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: International Trade & Bronze Age Aegean," Eric Cline, George Washington U.; 204 FFA, 4 pm

UCIS/Student Affairs International Coffee House

Lower lounge WPU, 4-6 pm

Medicine Lecture

"What Virus Structures Tell Us About Viral Entry Into Cells," Stephen Harrison, Harvard; lec. rm. 6, Scaife, 4 pm

Women's Studies Internship Site Reception

2M/2P56 Posvar, 6-8 pm

Wednesday, October 18

Human Resources Workshop

"Seeing Your Glass Half Full: How to be More Optimistic," Cindy Rhodes, FSAP; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (to register: 624-8046)

Study Skills Workshop

"Speed Reading"; 3rd fl. WPU, 10 am-noon (648-7920)

Pathology Seminar

"Quantitative Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction Predicts Disease Recurrent in Lymph Node-Negative Esophagus Cancer Patients," Tony Godfrey; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

Human Resources/TIAA-CREF Workshop

"Retirement Distribution Flexibilities-Strategies for Managing Your Income"; 1st fl. Craig, noon-2 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

"Beyond the Glory of Heroism: The Political & Social Predicament of Chinese & Israeli War Widows," Neil Diamant; 4E38 Posvar, 3 pm

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Seminar

"Aerospace Principles for Occupational Medicine," William Chelen; A-719 Crabtree, 3 pm

University Senate Plenary Session

"Are Scholars Under Siege? The Scholarly Communication Crisis," Provost James Maher; Rush Miller,ULS; Evelyn Rawski, history & UCIS; Assembly Rm. WPU, 3-5 pm

GSPH Council Meeting

109 Parran, 4 pm

UPMC Center for Complementary Medicine Presentation

"The Scientific Basis of Mind-Body Medicine," David Servan-Schreiber & Bruce Rabin; West Wing aud., UPMC Shadyside, 6:30-8:30 pm

Jewish Studies Lecture

"Judeo-Spanish (a.k.a. Ladino): From the Balkans to Israel. A Case of Language-Maintenance & Language Death (?)," Susan Berk-Seligson; 2P56 Posvar, 7:30 pm

Music Concert

"Autumn Colors," University Chamber Orchestra; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (624-4125)

Thursday, October 19

* Registration begins for spring term.

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Options After Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer," Michael Carducci; 5th fl. brdrm. EEI, 8 am

Environmental Health & Safety Training Program

Chemical Hygiene & Lab Safety; Benedum aud., 9-11 am (624-9505)

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Guardianship & Surrogate Decision Making Issues in the Hospital Setting," Martha Mannix; lec. rm. 5, 4th fl. Scaife, noon-1 pm

Immunology Seminar

"Facets of Antigen Presentation in Tumor Immunity," Thomas Gajewski; S216 BST, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

"Role of Coactivators in Steroid Hormone Receptor Transcriptional Activity & Specificity," Sergio Onate; 1195 BST, noon

Pitt Law Federalist Society Lecture

"Constitutionality of the Local Government's Involvement in the 5th & Forbes Redevelopment Plan," Scott Bullock, Institute for Justice; 113 Law, noon

Human Resources/TIAA-CREF Workshops

"Taxes & Estate Planning"; 1st fl. Craig, noon-2 pm; "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 (648-7920)

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"NEAR-Shoemaker Imaging & Infrared Spectrometer Results From 433 Eros," Deborah Domingue, Johns Hopkins.; 203 Thaw, 4-5 pm

Dental Medicine Grand Rounds

"Oral Cavity Cancer," Eugene Myers; 2148 Salk, 4:30 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Women's Studies Film

"Daughters of the Dust"; Dining Rm. A WPU, 7 pm

Friday, October 20

Pharmacology Seminar

"New Tools for Creating Genetically Engineered Animals," Gregg Homanics; conf. ctr. aud., Magee, 8:15 am

Asian Studies/UCIS Model UN

For high school students; David Lawrence, 8:30 am-5 pm

WPIC Research Lecture

"Effects of Prenatal Androgens & Anti-Androgens on Anato-my, Neuroendocrine Function & Behavior in Rhesus Monkeys," Kim Wallen; Detre aud., 10:30 am-noon (624-0750)

Human Genetics Seminar

"Genetic Analyses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder," Brion Maher; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Human Resources/TIAA-CREF Workshop

"Personal Financial Plans– What Are They & Do I Really Need One?"; 1st fl. Craig, noon-2 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

"Justifying Methodological Choices: Is Laudan's R1 Adequate?" Godfrey Guillaumin, U. of Guanajuato (Mexico); 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Pediatric Center for Neuroscience Lecture

"Signaling & Translational Studies Using Designed Small Molecule Ligands of Neurotrophin Receptor," H. Uri Saragovi; McCluskey aud. Children's, 2 pm

Linguistics Colloquium

"The Power of Tests: A Critical Perspective on the Uses of Language Tests," Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv U.; 144 CL, 3 pm

Neurobiology Seminar

"Excited About Inhibition: Cellular Mechanisms for Building Auditory Circuits," Karl Kander; 1495 BST, 3 pm

Swimming & Diving Blue/ Gold Meet

Trees Hall, 4 pm

Women's Volleyball

vs. Connecticut; Field House, 7 pm

Aron E. Szulman Pathology Seminar

"The Genetics of Cancer in Women," Kenneth Ward, U. of Utah; 1104 conf. ctr. aud. Magee, 8:15 pm

Saturday, October 21


vs. Boston College; Three Rivers Stadium, noon

Sunday, October 22

Women's Soccer

vs. Duquesne; Morton Sports Complex, noon

Women's Volleyball

vs. St. John's; Field House, 2 pm

Organ Concert

Charles Heaton, organist, Trinity Cathedral; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Lutheran University Center Choral Compline

"Prayer at the Close of the Day," Mark Smith, Holy Family Chapel, Mercy Hospital; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, October 23

EU/W. European Studies Working Group on Comparative Regulation Lecture

"The Credible State," Barry Mitnick, Katz; 4E51 Posvar, noon-1 pm

Titusville Lecture

"Nutrition for Healthy Living," Nancy Tess; G02 Broadhurst Science Ctr., UPT, 12:15-12:45 pm

Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society Concert

Tokyo String Quartet; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (624-4129)

Tuesday, October 24

Human Resources Workshop

"Payroll Processing at Pitt," Michael Chaskey, Payroll; 342 Craig, 11 am-3pm (to register: 624-8046)

HA & A Colloquium

"Clothing & Jewelry of the Roman East: Evidence From the Mosaics of Antioch-on-the-Orantes," Laura Voigt; 203 FFA, noon

Epidemiology/Center for Injury Research & Control Seminar

"Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States," Jean Langlois; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Center for Philosphy of Science Talk

"Realism, Objectivity & Mind-Independence," Tadeusz Szubka, Catholic U. of Lublin, Poland; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Asian Studies/Anthropology Lecture

"Shinto & Buddhist Inter-changeability: Rituals & Deities," Keith Brown; 4E51 Posvar, 12:30 pm

Classics/Philosophy & Ancient Science Program

"Plato's Problem of Composition," Verity Harte, King's College, U. of London; 1001-B CL, 3 pm

Wednesday, October 25

Study Skills Workshop

"Speed Reading"; 3rd fl. WPU, 10 am-noon (648-7920)

Human Resources Workshop

"Payroll Processing at Pitt," Joseph Cullen, Accounting supervisor; 342 Craig, 11 am-3 pm (to register: 624-8046)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Cell Transplantation for Liver Disease," Humberto Soriano, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Art Gallery Talk

"Gertrude Quastler: Some Insights," Mary Schmidt, U. of Michigan; 104 FFA, noon

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Steroid Receptor Trafficking: Impact on Turnover & Transactivation," Donald DeFranco; Mellon Institute, 3:30 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

"Cell Signaling & Regulators of Cell Cycle & Apoptosis as Molecular Targets for Prostate Cancer Intervention," Rajesh Agarwal; S100A BST, 4 pm

Men's Soccer

vs. Cleveland State; Shaler H.S., 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 26

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Molecular Mechanisms of Osteolytic Bone Metastases," Theresa Guise; 5th fl. brdrm. EEI

Human Resources Workshop

"The Sandwich Generation," Paul Ganster, FSAP; 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am (to register: 624-8046)

Alzheimer Disease Research Center Seminar

"Therapeutic Correlates of AChE Assesment in Alzheimer's Disease," Nicolaas Bohnen; ADRC conf. rm., noon-1 pm (692-2700)

Immunology Seminar

"Predicting Cell-Mediated Immune Regulatory Mechanisms During Human Infection with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis," Denise Kirschner; S100 BST, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

"Hexokinase Isozymes in Human Skeletal Muscle," Vladimir Ritov; 1195 BST, noon

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"Geographic Information System in Forest Resources Management," David Nichter; 203 Thaw, 4-5 pm

Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds

"Evoked Potential Monitoring," Steven Whitehurst; Main LHAS aud., 7th fl. Montefiore, 5 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Frank Conroy & Adria Bernardi; 125 FFA aud., 8:15 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

"Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said" by Linda Hartinian; Henry Heymann Theatre, Oct.25-Nov. 12, Tue.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm (624-7529)


University Art Gallery

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


Chancellor's Distinguished Research Awards

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

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

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

Allegheny Observatory Open House

Reservations due Oct. 20 for Nov. 3 event. (321-2400)

Textbook Orders

Submit Spring Term textbook requisitions to the Book Center by Oct. 20.

Chancellor's Distinguished Service Awards for Staff

Nominations due to Gary Houston, 130 WPU, by Oct. 31.

Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

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

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Oct. 26. It will contain events of Oct. 26-Nov. 9. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Oct. 19, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax: 624-4579 or e-mail to

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