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March 8, 2001


Thursday, March 8

SBDC/Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Seminar

"SBIR/STTR: Business Development Through Innovation";

University Club, 7:30 am-6 pm (to register: 687-0200, ext. 229)

Pediatric Grand Rounds

"Pediatric HIV Infection: Transforming an Epidemic," Ross McKinney; McCluskey aud., Children's, 8 am

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Understanding the Biology of Lung Cancer," Karen Kelly; 5th fl. brdrm. EEI, 8 am

Environmental Health & Safety Workshop

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

Center for Injury Research & Control Lecture

"The Effects of Lead on a Child's Behavior," Herbert Needleman; lec. rm. 3 Scaife, noon (648-2600)

Immunology Seminar

"How Bc1-2 Family Proteins Regulate Apoptosis," Xiao-Ming Yin; W-995 BST, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

"The Effect of Exercise Training on the Muscle Insulin Resistance of the Obese Zucker Rat," John Ivy; 1195 BST, noon

Chemistry Colloquium

"Understanding Cholesterol Oxidase: Controlling Flavin Reactivity & Catalysis at the Membrane," Nicole Sampson, SUNY Stony Brook; Ashe aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, March 9

* University closed for Great Americans' Day.

Nursing Horizons Conference 2001: Nursing Odyssey

"Nurse Re-Rhymes for the 21st Century," Melodie Chenevert; "Dementia Care Practice & Policy: A New Horizon," Kathleen Coen Buckwalter; Sheraton Inn Station Square, 8 am

GRECC Weekly Conference

"Benefit of Task Oriented Treadmill Exercise in Hemi Parietal Stroke," Richard Macko & Andy Goldberg; 1st fl. VA Hospital, 11:30 am

Sunday, March 11

Choral Compline Concert

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

Monday, March 12

* Classes resume.

EU Center Lecture

"Comparing Occupational Safety & Health Regulation in the EU & the US," John Mendeloff, GSPIA; 4E51 Posvar, noon-1 pm (648-7405)

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Alzheimer's Disease Community Forum

"Alzheimer's Disease," Steven DeKosky, "Alzheimer's Post-Mortem Results," Cyril Wecht; "Alzheimer's Caregiver Concerns," Richard Schulz; Carnegie Science Ctr., 7 pm

Drue Heinz Lecture

James Burke; Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm (622-8866)

French Film

"Rosetta"; 7th fl. aud. Masonic, 7:30 pm (624-5220)

Tuesday, March 13

Vice Provost for Research Workshop

"The Winning Multi-Disciplinary Team," Robert Lowman, UNC Chapel Hill; 2K56 Posvar, 7:45 am-noon or 12:15-4:30 pm (to register: 624-7410)

Human Resources Workshop

"Win-Win Discussions: How to Get What You Want More Often," Jackie Hoag; 100 Craig, 9-11 am (to register: 624-8046)

EU Center/GSPIA Lecture

"Introduction to the European Union's Relations With African, Carribean & Pacific Countries," Maximin Emagna, GSPIA; 4E38 Posvar, 11 am-noon (648-7405)

EU Center Lecture

"Coffee & Culture" & "1212: The Children's Crusade?" Bruce Dobler, English; 4E51 Posvar, noon-1 pm (648-7405)

Staff Association Council Spring Assembly

Assembly Rm. WPU, noon-2 pm

Neurobiology Seminar

"GABA & Glutamate Receptors Subtypes in Developing Cerebellar Synapses," Stefano Vicini; 1495 BST, noon

History of Art & Architecture Colloquium

"Politics, Property & Civic Identity: The Piazza San Giovanni in Florence During the 13th & 14th Centuries," Phillip Earenfight, Juniata College; 203 FFA, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Analogy Between Artificial Selection & Natural Selection: How Does It Go & Why Does It Matter?" Susan Sterrett, Duke; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

CGS Town Hall Meeting

"CGS Live," non-traditional students discuss academic, economic, social issues; S100 BST (also on-line at, 8:30 pm (624-6608)

Wednesday, March 14

* Spring term deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean's office.

Dental Medicine

"Endodontics for the General Practitioner," James Wallace; 2148 Salk, 9 am

Human Resources Workshop

"Traveling on University Business," Vincent Johns & Mary Jane Ackerman; 100 Craig, 9 am-noon (to register: 624-8046)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Neural Transplantation & Myelin Repair: A Human Therapy?" Ian Duncan, U. of Wisconsin; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Learning Skills Workshop

Speed Reading; 1st of 4 sessions; 3rd fl. WPU, noon-2 pm (to register: 648-7920)

Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch

"Empowering Students to Engage in Activist Research & Learn Something in the Process: Classroom Group Projects That Make a Difference," Larissa Myaskovsky; 901 CL, noon-1 pm

EU Center Lecture

"Proust, War & National Identity: An Unexpected Combination?" Giuseppina Mecchia, French & Italian; 2K56 Posvar, noon-1 pm (648-7405)

Staff Association Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 12:30 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

"The Roles of Androgen Receptors & Vitamin D Receptors," Nancy Weigel; 5th fl. brdrm. EEI, 4 pm

Gastroenterology/Hepatology Grand Rounds

1104 Scaife, 5 pm

Thursday, March 15

* Registration begins for fall term; 1st two days reserved for seniors.

GSPH Planning, Budget & Policy Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 10 am

ADRC Lecture

"The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter: Resources & Programs," Sue Smith, Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter; ADRC conf. rm. 4 South Montefiore, noon-1 pm (692-2700)

Immunology Seminar

"Generating & Maintaining Memory CD4 T Cells," Susan Swain, Trudeau Institute; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, noon

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Genes, Geneticization & Nocebo Effects: Seeing Through the Genetic Lens," Abby Lippman, McGill; lec. rm. 5 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Women's Studies Certificate Reception

Undergraduate student presentations; Dining Rm. A WPU, noon-4 pm

Epidemiology Seminar

"Progress of Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Middle-Aged Women," Kim Sutton Tyrrell; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Asian Studies Open House

5B Posvar, 1-3 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Chemistry & Biology of Novel Anticancer Agents," Gunda Georg, U. of Kansas; Ashe aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

Classics Lecture

"Menander's 'Epitrepontes' in the Light of the New Papyri," W. Geoffrey Arnott, U. of Leeds; 139 CL, 3:30 pm

Neurobiology Seminar

"Rodent Whisker Barrels: Windows Into Cerebral Cortical Function," Daniel Simons; 1495 BST, 4 pm

Pgh. Mind-Body Center Lecture

"The Social Context of Pain: New Findings & New Directions," Francis Keefe, Duke; 3rd fl. Social Rm. Mellon Institute, 4-5 pm (624-4734)

Education's 36th Horace Mann Lecture

"Business & Education: A Problematic Relationship," David Berliner, National Academy of Education; Ballrm. WPU, 4:30-7:30 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Marilyn Chin; 125 FFA aud., 8:15 pm (624-6506)

Friday, March 16

Audiology Clinical Seminar

"Fitting Unilateral Hearing Loss–Case Presentations," Catherine Palmer, Maureen Wargo & Julia Hauser; 5073 Forbes Twr., 7:30 am

Medical Grand Rounds

"Clinical Spectrum of Mitral Regurgitation: Etiology Evaluation & Management," James Shaver; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am

Dental Medicine Lecture

"Current Strategies for Treating Dentoalveolar in Children," Chester Coccia; 2148 Salk, 9 am

Human Resources Workshop

"Time & Attendance Record Keeping," Mark Burdsall; 100 Craig, 9 am-noon (to register: 624-8046)

Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar

"Clathrin-Coat Assembly — Strength in Numbers," Linton Traub; aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Human Genetics Seminar

"Orange Rice & (Other) Red Herrings," Abby Lippman, McGill; A-115 Crabtree, noon-1 pm (624-3018)

EU Center/Center for Russian & East European Studies Lecture

"State, Democracy & Globalization," John Markoff, sociology; 4E51 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm (648-7405)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining Rm. A WPU, noon-2 pm

Women's Studies Food & Film Festival

"Passion of Remembrance"; 901 CL, noon-2 pm

Hispanic/Center for W. European Studies Lecture

"Fascist Renaissance," Jacques Lezra, U. of Madison; 142 CL, 2 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Rise of Earth System Science: Biogeochemical Models Meet the Social Sciences," Dale Jamieson, Carleton College; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

"Images of Old Age in Early Modern Cheap Print: Women, Witches & the Poisonous Female Body," Lynn Botelho, IUP; 349 CL, 4 pm

French Film

"Capitane Conan"; 7th fl. aud. Masonic, 7:30 pm (624-5220)

Saturday, March 17

* TIAA-CREF Faculty & Staff Day

Pitt women's gymnastics

vs. Kent State; Field House, 7 pm (RSVP by March 9: 648-9803)

Sunday, March 18

Choral Compline Concert

Craig Dobbins, Presbyterian Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, March 19

Nursing Lecture

"The Role of the Statistician," Joseph Lucke; 369 Victoria, noon

Learning Skills Workshop

Critical Reading; 3rd fl. WPU, 2-5 pm (to register: 648-7920)

Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society Concert

Devoyon-Kaplan-Carr Trio & Cynthia Phelps; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (624-4129)

Tuesday, March 20

Human Resources Workshop

"Listening Skills for Supervisors," Mary Heath; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (to register: 624-8046)

HA & A Colloquium

"The Time Lords: Interpreting Astronomy in Art & Architecture," Marion Dolan; 203 FFA, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

"Mechanisms Underlying the Recovery of Reflex Function After Spinal Cord Injury," William de Groat; 1495 BST, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Analysis of Computations — Without Theses," Wilfried Sieg, CMU; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Contemporary Writers Lecture

John McPhee; 120 Lawrence, 8:15 pm (624-6506)

Wednesday, March 21

Dental Medicine Lecture

"Endodontic Surgery," James Wallace; 2148 Salk, 9 am

Human Resources Workshop

"Financial Record Services," Michelle Klebba, Kevin Starke & Barbara Kraus; 342 Craig, 9:30-11:30 am (to register: 624-8046)

Office of Research/NCURA Satellite Broadcast

"Divergent Views & Issues When Contracting With Industry"; 211 Lawrence, 11:30 am-3:30 pm (624-7410)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Bcl-2 & Caspase Regulation of Neuronal Cell Apoptosis," Kevin Roth, U. of Washington; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

EU Center/Center for Russian & East European Studies Lecture

"Roma in Hungary: Forgotten Minority in the EU?" Andrea Riba, GSPIA; 4E51 Posvar, noon-1 pm (648-7405)

University Senate Plenary Session

"The University in Civic Engagement: Service in the University's Mission," introductory remarks: Chancellor Nordenberg; keynote address: "The Cosmopolitan University in Civic Engagement," Ira Harkavy, Penn; Assembly Rm. WPU, 3-5 pm (624-6505)

GSPH Council Meeting

109 Parran, 4 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

"Mechanisms Underlying Neuroplasticity: Role of the Erk MAP Kinase & cAMP Signal Transduction Systems," Daniel Storm; 5th fl. brdrm. EEI, 4 pm

Health Policy Institute Lecture

"Health & Health Care: The Decade Ahead," Wendy Everett, Health Care Program, Institute for the Future; G23 GSPH aud., 4:30-5:30 pm (624-6104)

Gastroenterology/Hepatology Grand Rounds

1104 Scaife, 5 pm

Tri-State Neurosurgery Conference

"Novel Brain Tumor Therapies," Henry Brem; Duquesne Club, Downtown, 6:30 pm

Thursday, March 22

11th Annual Pittsburgh Cancer Conference

"Welcome & Introduction," Dennis Meisner; DoubleTree Hotel, Downtown; 7:15 am

Environmental Health & Safety Workshop

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

Epidemiology Seminar

"Diabetes & Cognitive & Physical Function," Edward Gregg; A-115 Crabtree, noon

EU Center/CILE Law School Lecture

"Current Issues in European Criminal Procedure," Eirikur Tomasson, U. of Iceland; 107 Law, noon-1 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Ancillary Ligand Effects in Titanium-Mediated C-C Bond Formation," Folami Ladipo, U. of Kentucky; Ashe aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

Classics Lecture

"The Arrhephoroi on the Athenian Acropolis," Olga Palagia, Athens U.; 203 FFA, 4 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Electron Transfer in Dendrimers," Deborah Evans, U. of New Mexico; Ashe aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Bayer Engineering Lecture

"Perspective on Science Policy Issues for Research for the 21st Century," Mildred Dressell-haus; 1175 Benedum, 5 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Women's Studies Lecture

"Imag(in)ing the Horizon: Race, Class & Gender Perceptions in the Field of the Visible," Gail Weiss; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 7 pm

Honors College/Mathematics Presentation

"Pitt Integration Bee"; 343 Masonic, 8 pm (to register:

Ph.D. Defenses

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

"GAME Wheels an Interface Between a Wheelchair & Computer Game to Enhance Exercise for Manual Wheelchair Users," Thomas O'Connor, March 12; VA Pgh. Healthcare System, 1-3 pm


"Justice & the Metaphysical Impulse," Jonathan Weiss, March 16; 1001B CL, 11 am


University Art Gallery

"Proliferation," student installation projects," 104 FFA, opening reception March 21, 4-6 pm, exhibit March 19-26, Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Thur. till 8 pm


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

"Fortunes of the Moor," by Barbara & Carlton Molette; 7th fl. aud. Masonic Temple, March 22-April 7, Thur.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm (624-7298)


High Performance Network Applications Initiative Proposal

Proposals must be received by April 1 at 826 CL (

Cystic Fibrosis Research Funds

For pilot/feasibility research projects & postdoc/graduate student stipends. Letters of intent & CV due April 15; completed applications due May 1 to Raymond Frizzell, Department of Cell Biology & Physiology, S368 BST (648-9362).

Steven Manners Faculty Development Awards

Applications due by April 16 to 600 UPLAC (624-5443).

Economics Essay Competition

Entries for the David Schenker essay competition due by May 7 to 4P56A Posvar (648-1740).

Calendar Deadline

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

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