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February 8, 2001


Thursday, February 8

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Changing the Way We Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer," Kenneth Pienta; 5th fl. brdrm. EEI, 8 am

Environmental Health & Safety Presentation

"Bloodborne Pathogen Training"; Benedum aud., 9-10:30 am (624-9505)

Immunology Seminar

"Comparative Analysis of Strategies Designed to Deliver Tumor-Derived Proteins to Dendritic Cells," David Hokey; "Adenovirus-Based Vaccines," Lazar Vujanovic; W995 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

"Genetics of Osteoporosis," Joseph Zmudal; A-115 Crab-tree, noon

ADRC Lecture

"Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE Model in Caring for Patients With Dementia)," Rowena Lynch, Community LIFE; ADRC conf. rm. 4 South Montefiore, noon-1 pm (692-2700)

Atlantic History Lecture

"The Provincial Archive as a Place of Memory," Rebecca Scott, U. of Michigan; 3P11 Posvar, 3 pm

GSPIA Lecture

"Risking It All: The Ethical Dilemma Posed by Human Fallibility & Dangerous Technologies," Lloyd Dumas, U. of Texas, Dallas & Indira Nair, CMU; 2K56 Posvar, 4 pm (to register: 648-2204)

Pgh. Mind-Body Center Lecture

"Future Dimensions for Behavioral & Social Sciences Research at NIH," Raynard Kington, NIH; 404 IS, 4-5 pm (624-4734)

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, February 9

Audiology Clinical Seminar

"Cochlear Implants & FM Systems," Pamela Dickinson; 5073 Forbes Twr., 7:30 am

Samuel Tisherman Medical Ethics Lecture

"Who Needs Protection: Current Issues in Research Ethics," Ruth Macklin, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am (648-9636)

Rheumatology Grand Rounds

"Case Presentation/Discussion," Chester Oddis & Kathryn Wildy; S712 BST, 9:15 am

Titusville Program

"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," Students in Free Enterprise; UPT, Titusville Middle School, 10 am-2:15 pm (814/827-4415)

Human Genetics Seminar

"Statistical Aspects of Genome-Wide Association Studies for Complex Traits," Jurg Ott, Rockefeller; A-115 Crabtree, noon-1 pm

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

512 CL, noon-2 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Molecular Profiling of Altered Gene Expression in Schizophrenia: A Disease of the Synapse?" Pat Levitt; 1395 BST, noon

Infectious Diseases Research Seminar

"AIDS: No Time to Lose," Ron Valdiserri; 1103 Scaife, noon

Linguistics Colloquium

"Defining Children's Early Representation: Evidence From Production & Perception," Suzanne Curtin, USC; 144 CL, 3:15 pm (624-1052)

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Continuity & Logical Completeness," Steven Awodey, CMU; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Economics Seminar

"Recruiting–Experimental," Gary Charness, UC Berkeley; 4P58 Posvar, 3:30-5 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

"Montaigne's Nudes: The Lost Tower Paintings Discovered," George Hoffman, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; 149 CL, 3:30 pm

Saturday, February 10

UPMC Marathon Training Session

"Principles of Training & Common Errors"; S100A BST, 10 am-noon (647-7866)

Bellefield Singers Concert

A cappella; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (624-4508)

Sunday, February 11

Music Concert

Heinz Chapel Chamber Choir Festival; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (624-4125)

Intercultural Pot-Luck Supper

1st Baptist Church, Bayard & Bellefield, 5 pm (241-4327)

Choral Compline Concert

Andrew Scanlon, Emmanuel Lutheran Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, February 12

Learning Skills Workshop

Critical Reading; 3rd fl. WPU, 1-2:30 pm (to register: 648-7920); also Feb. 19

Nursing Lecture

"Cognitive Function & Reproduction Hormones in Premenopausal Breast Cancer," Catherine Bender; 369 Vic-toria, 3 pm

HA & A Lecture

"Visions of the Dead: Paintings of Tokugawa Iemitsu's Dreams," Karen Gerhart, Northern Arizona U.; 202 FFA, 4 pm

Komen Pgh. Race for the Cure Kickoff

"That Pink Party"; Rosebud, 1650 Smallman St., Strip District, 6-9 pm (reservations: 521-CURE)

Tuesday, February 13

HHS Lecture

"The Federal Government & Local Community Cooperation," C. Earl Fox; G-23 GSPH, 10-11 am (624-3875)

HA & A Colloquium

"Monuments to a Lost Cause: Commemorating Steel in Pittsburgh," Kirk Savage; 203 FFA, noon (648-2400)

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

"Lamba: The Constant That Refused to Die," John Earman; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Wednesday, February 14

EU Center Lecture

"The Common Foreign & Security Policy of the EU Inside Out: Political & Military Institutional Impediments," Claire Piana & Mark Wintz; 4E38 Posvar, noon-1 pm

Gallery Talk

"Recent Work," Bovey Lee; FFA Gallery, noon

Staff Association Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 12:30 pm

Linguistics Colloquium

"Categories of Complementation," Lynn Nichols, Harvard; 144 CL, 3:15 pm

Pathology Maud L. Menten Lecture

"Mechanisms of Hepatocar-cinogenesis: Lessons From Transgenic Mouse Models," Snorri Thorgeirsson, NIH; lec. rm. 5 Scaife, 4 pm

UPMC Gastroenterology/Hepatology Grand Rounds

1104 Scaife, 5 pm

Women's Basketball

vs. Villanova; Field House, 7 pm

Thursday, February 15

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Primary Therapy of Esophageal Cancer," Jimmy Hwang; "Neoadjuvant Therapy of Rectal Cancer," Samer Shihabi; 5th fl. brdrm. EEI, 8 am

UCIS/Latin American Social & Public Policy Grad. Student Conference

2K56 Posvar, 9 am-4 pm (648-7393); also Feb. 16.

Immunology Seminar

"Genetic Approaches for Immune Modulation," Andrea Gambotto; W995 BST, noon

Wellness Program Lecture

"Genetic Counseling: Getting Past the Jargon," Elizabeth Gettig; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon-1 pm (648-8251)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Conflict of Interest in Clinical Trials: Problem or Perception?" Bernard Lo, UC, San Francisco; lec. rm. 5 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Epidemiology Seminar

"Alzheimer's Disease in the Third Millennium," Steve DeKosky; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Howard Hanna Gold Advantage Program Info Session

Dining Rm. A WPU, 12:30-1:30 pm (to register: 967-9000 ext. 307)

EU Center Colloquium

"Environmental Politics, New Policy Instruments & the Firm," Alberta Sbragia, EU Center & political science; John Hornbeek, political science; Stephen Farber, GSPIA, & Bernd Wagner, U. of Augsburg; 3J12 Posvar, 12:30-2 pm

University Senate Plenary Session

"The Open University: Is Pitt Open Enough?" 2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"Community Structure in Modern Marine Stromatolite," Stephen Hirtle, information sciences; 104 Thaw, 4-5 pm (624-8780)

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Johnstown Financial Aid Workshop

UPJ Living Learning Ctr. Heritage, 7-8:30 pm

Black History Month Lecture

Na'im Akbar; Assembly Rm. WPU, 8 pm

Friday, February 16

Women's Studies Film & Food Festival

"Honey Moccasin"; 901 CL, noon-2 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Estrogenecity of Medicinal Botanicals," Patricia Eagon; 1395 BST, noon

Johnstown Great Americans Day Forum

"President Theodore Roosevelt: Steward of the American People," William Tilchin, Boston U.; UPJ Living Learning Ctr. Heritage, noon (to register: 814/269-7079)

Human Genetics Seminar

"Linkage Disequilibrium Mapping of Quantitative Traits," Goncalo Abecasis, Oxford; A-115 Crabtree, noon-1 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

"How Scientists Conceptualize Genes: An Empirical Study," Karola Stotz, U. of Sydney, & Paul Griffiths; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

UCIS/Latin American Social & Public Policy Grad Student Conference

"Mandates, Neoliberalism & Democracy," Susan Stokes, U. of Chicago, keynote speaker; 3J12 Posvar, 12:30-4 pm (648-7393)

Classics Lecture

"Three Stages in the Development of American Classical Studies: Gildersleeve, Shorey & Smyth," Ward Briggs, USC; 149 CL, 3:30 pm

Music Colloquium

"Marketing the Virgin: Selling Monteverdi's 1610 Publication," Mitchell Brauner, U. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; 132 Music, 4 pm

Student National Medical Assn. Presentation

"Tonight Is the Night: A Celebration of Talent"; aud. 6 Scaife, 7-9 pm (621-5499)

Saturday, February 17

Surgery Grand Rounds

"Endovascular Surgery," Juan Carlos Parodi; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 9 am

Music on the Edge Concert

New York New Music Ensemble; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (624-4125)

Sunday, February 18


"International Adoption: An Adoptee's Perspective," Mi-Ok Song Bruining; Church of the Redeemer Social Hall, 5700 Forbes Ave., 2 pm (register by Feb. 16: 521-6219)

Choral Compline Concert

Jeffrey Alban, Duquesne; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, February 19

* Summer term registration begins.

Women's Studies/Asian Studies Lecture

"Made in Korea: The Social Implications of Adoption in the U.S. & Korea," Mi-Ok Song Bruining; 501 CL, noon

Nursing Lecture

"How to Write a Better Proposal," Leslie Hoffman; 369 Victoria, noon

Drue Heinz Lecture

Lois-Ann Yamanaka & Denise Chavez; Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm (622-8866)

Tuesday, February 20

HA & A Colloquium

"Preservation 101: Caring for Our Library Materials," Jeanann Croft; FFA Library, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

"Rewiring Cortex," Mriganka Sur; S100A BST, noon

EU Center/Center for Russian & East European Studies Lecture

"The EU Commission's Influence on French Foreign Aid Policy for Eastern Europe," Maximin Emagna; 4E51 Posvar, noon-1 pm

Wednesday, February 21

Gallery Talk

"Recent Work," Ann Rosenthal; FFA Gallery, noon

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch

"Single Motherhood, Welfare & Work: Why U.S. Mothers Are Poorer Than Their Western Counterparts," Karen Christopher; 901 CL, noon-1 pm

Anesthesiology/CCM Grand Rounds

"Recent Advances in the Medical Management of Pulmonary Hypertension," Srinivas Mu-rali; 618 Scaife, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypes: Role of Nitric Oxide Signaling Pathways," Thomas Lincoln, U. of Alabama; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Student National Medical Assn. Symposium

"Louder Than Words," Eugene Tull; lec. rm. 1 Scaife, noon

Linguistics Colloquium

"Subject Agreement & Gender in Euchee," Mary Linn, U. of Kansas; 144 CL, 3:15 pm

GSPH Council Meeting

109 Parran, 4 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

"Role of the PDZ Domain in the Processing, Trafficking…" William Guggino; 5th fl. brdrm. EEI, 4 pm

HPI Lecture

"Designing Health Care for Populations," Peter Fos, Tulane; GSPH aud., 4:30-5:30 pm (624-6104)

Gastroenterology/Hepatology Grand Rounds

1104 Scaife, 5 pm

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Jane Kramer; 125 FFA aud., 8:15 pm (624-6506)

Thursday, February 22

Environmental Health & Safety Presentation

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

Immunology Seminar

"Mechanism of Activation on the Ret Receptor: Elucidation Through Quantitative Cell-Based and BIACore Approaches," Chris Borysenko; W995 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

"Back & Leg Pain in Elderly African-American & Caucasian Women," Molly Vogt; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"Utilization of High Resolution Hyperspectral Imagery for Automated Cartographic Feature Extraction," Chris McGlone, CMU; 104 Thaw, 4-5 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Women's Studies Lecture

"Dead Babies, Black Women & the Breast-Bottle Controversy," Bernice Hausman, VA; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 7 pm

Black History Month Lecture

Nikki Giovanni; Assembly Rm. WPU, 8 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

"Poor Superman," by Brad Fraser; Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster, Jan. 31-Feb. 11, Tue.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm (624-7529) (recommended for mature audiences).

"Silent Spring: Alarums & Excursions," by Attillio Favorini & Lynne Conner; Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster, Feb. 21-March 4, Tue.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm (624-7529)


EU Center Fellowship Deadline

Applications for the Graduate Student Fellowship for Research Related to Post WWII European Integration for Summer 2001 due by Feb. 28 to 4E50 Posvar (624-5404).

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Feb. 22. It will contain events of Feb. 22-March 8. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Feb. 15, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax: 624-4579 or e-mail to

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