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April 19, 2001


Thursday, April 19

Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine Seminar

Omni Wm. Penn Hotel, Downtown, 7 am

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

Classrm. 540-A, 230 McKee Place, 8:15 am

Environmental Health & Safety Program

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

Johnstown Student Outreach Through Service Program

Violence prevention program for 10th graders; UPJ campus, 9 am-2 pm (814/269-2080)

GSPH Planning, Budget & Policy Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 10 am

Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Seminar

"Functional Variation of the Interaction Between Nef & the T Cell Receptor Zeta Chain," Todd Schaefer; A-425 Crabtree, 10 am

Epidemiology Lecture

"Resources Enhancing Alzheimer's Caregiver Health Study," Steven Belle; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

"Immunotherapy of Gliomas," William Chambers; W995 BST, noon

Endocrinology Conference

"Matrix Growth Factors as Determinants of Hepatocyte Growth & Differentiation," George Michalopoulos; 1195 conf. rm. BST, noon

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"Slags," David Veblen, Johns Hopkins; 104 Thaw, 4-5 pm (624-8780)

Pgh. Mind-Body Center Lecture

"Central Serotonin as Cause of the Covariation of Blood Pressure, Reactivity, Obesity & Dyslipidemia," Matthew Mul-doon; 3rd fl. Social Rm. Mellon Institute, 4-5 pm

Alumni Council Spring Event

Ballrm. Masonic, 5:30-8:30 pm (624-8229)

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Greensburg Rossetti International House Presentation

Maria Elena Llana Castro; Village, UPG, 7 pm (724/836-9942)

REES Lecture-Performance

"The Hymnology of Abbess Kassiani, the First Woman Hymnographer," Byzantine Choir of Pgh., director Nick Giannoukakis, medicine; Heinz Hall, 7:30-9 pm

Music Concert

Jazz Ensemble; Assembly Rm. WPU, 8 pm

Friday, April 20

* Last day for undergraduate day classes.

Medical Grand Rounds

"Voodoo Death Revisited: The Modern Lessons of Neurocar-diology," Martin Samuels; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am

Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine Lecture

Omni Wm. Penn Hotel, Downtown, 8 am

Rheumatology Grand Rounds

"Case Presentation/Discussion," Susan Manzi & Neil Braunstein; S712 BST, 9:15 am

Human Resources Workshop

"Semester at Sea," Christine Asenjo & Semester at Sea staff; 100 Craig, 10-11 am (to register: 624-8046)

Johnstown Campus Luncheon

"Salute to Working Women," E. Jeanne Gleason, Murtha Educational Ctr., UPJ, 11:15 am (814/269-2099)

Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar

"Cellular Responses to DNA Damage," Baskaran Rajase-karan; aud. 6 Scaife, noon

History Brown Bag Lunch

"Is Biology History? The Case of Nicaragua," Matilde Zim-merman, Bridgewater State U.; 3P11 Posvar, noon

Memorial Service

For Jack Matthews; FFA aud., 2 pm

HA & A Lecture

"Emblazoned Saddles: Horsemanship & Visual Culture in the Early Modern Period," Pia Cuneo, U. of Arizona; 203 FFA, 2 pm

History Symposium

"Intellectual History: Fritz Ringer's Challenge," Anthony LaVopa, NC State; 2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"A Topos Perspective on Quantum Theory," Jeremy Butterfield, All Souls College, Oxford; 817R CL, 3:30 pm (624-1052)

Pgh. Supercomputing Center Seminar

"Identification of DNA Sequence Variations That Influence Variation in Disease Risk," Charlie Sing, U. of Michigan; Mellon Institute, 4 pm (268-4960)

Pitt Club Dinner Theatre

4010 O'Hara St., dinner at 5 pm & theatre at 7:30 pm (reservations: 624-8209)

Music Concert

African Drumming Ensemble; Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Saturday, April 21

* CGS classes, Saturday College classes, graduate classes & evening classes continue to meet; final examinations should be held during the last scheduled class meeting.

* Hillman Library open 24 hours, April 21-27.

Clinical Update in Geriatric Medicine

Omni Wm. Penn Hotel, Downtown, 8 am

Outdoors Club/WPTS Program

"The End-Music & Games Festival"; lower lawn CL, 11 am-11 pm (802-0211/648-7982)

36th Annual International Cabaret Ball

Assembly Rm. WPU, 6 pm social, 7 pm dinner (624-6150)

Music Concert

Men's Glee Club; Bellefield aud., 7 pm (624-4125)

Sunday, April 22

Slovak Studies Program/Thomas Kukucka Memorial Lecture/Film

"Pictures From the Old Country," Susan Marcinkus; 1P56 Posvar, 1 pm

Music Concert

Heinz Chapel Choir, director John Goldsmith; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Music Concert

Women's Choral Ensemble; FFA aud., 8 pm

Choral Compline Concert

Nancy Goldbraith, Christ Lutheran Church, Millvale, & CMU; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, April 23

* Final exam period for undergraduate day classes.

Physical Therapy Clinical Rounds

4060 Forbes Twr., 7 am

GSPH/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Seminar

"Detection of the Pulmonary Pathogens, Pneumocystis Carinii & Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, in Rhesus Macaque Lung Tissues," Craig Fuller; A-425 Crabtree, 10 am

Tuesday, April 24

Human Resources Workshop

"Workplace Violence Prevention," Jackie Hoag, CEAP; 100 Craig, 9-10:30 am (to register: 624-8046)

Human Resources Workshop

"Recognizing the Signs of Substance Abuse," Brad Werley, FSAP; 100 Craig, 11 am-12:30 pm (to register: 624-8046)

Neurobiology Seminar

"Novel Roles of N-CAM in Presynaptic Maturation of Neuromuscular Junctions," Lynn Landmesser; 1495 BST, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Constructing a Philosophy of Engineering," Priyan Dias, U. of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Economics Lecture

"3 Essays in Economics for Education," Weili Ding; 4P51 Posvar, 1:30 pm

FAS Faculty Meeting

1K56 Posvar, 3:30-5 pm

Work in Progress Conference/Magee Research Institute Seminar

"Interaction Between Parovirus & Its Receptor on Placental Trophoblast Cells," Carole Wegner; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee-Womens Research Institute, 4 pm

Wednesday, April 25

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Research Center Seminar

"Gene & Protein-based Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases & Cancer," Paul Robbins; S123 BST, noon

Pathology Seminar

"A Novel Gene Fusion in Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma & Related Tumors," Marc Ladanyi, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr.; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Hispanic Languages & Literatures Lecture

"The Regional Intellectual: Thinking at the Crossroads," Alberto Moreiras, Duke; 142 CL, noon

Health Benefits Fair

2M/2P56 Posvar, noon-2 pm

GSPH/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology Lecture

"The Relationship Between Serum Length & Lipodystrophy Syndrome in HIV-Positive Men Taking Potent Antiretroviral Therapy," Bridget Calhoun; A-438 Crabtree, 2 pm

UPMC Gastroenterology/Hepatology Grand Rounds

1104 Scaife, 5 pm

UPMC Shadyside Center for Complementary Medicine Lecture

"Complementary Medicine Approaches to Perimeno-pause," Judy Balk; West Wing aud. UPMC Shadyside, 6:30-8:30 pm (to register: 623-2374)

Thursday, April 26

SBIR Workshop

Masonic Temple, 8-10 am (648-1544)

Immunology Seminar

"The Role of Toll-Like Receptors in the Interaction of Microbial Pathogens With Antigen Presenting Cells," Julie Blander, Yale; W995 BST, noon (624-0343)

Endocrinology Conference

"Role of Exercise & Diet in the Treatment of Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes," John Kirwan; 1195 BST, noon

Epidemiology of Aging Seminar

"Epidemiology of Osteoarthritis," Kent Kwoh; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Chemistry Colloquium

"Molecular-Scale Structure/Property Relationships in 2D Ordered Chromophore Monolayers on Electrode Surfaces," Bruce Parkinson, Colorado State U.; Ashe aud. Chevron, 4 pm (624-8200)

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, April 27

Festschrift Honoring Thomas Starzl on His 75th Birthday

–Academic presentations, poster review; WPU Ballrm., 8 am-5 pm;

–Keynote address: "Of Mice and Men: A Tale of Tolerance," John Fung, Thomas E. Starzl Professor of Transplantation Surgery, medical school; WPU Ballrm., 5-5:45 pm

–Reception; Carnegie Museum Hall of Architecture, 6-9 pm (647-8216)

Medical Grand Rounds

"Center for Genomic Sciences — Case Presentations," David Whitcomb; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am

Rheumatology Grand Rounds

"Case Presentation/Discussion," Thomas Medsger & Amy Kao; S712 BST, 9:15 am

Human Genetics Seminar

"Linkage Disequilibrium & Mapping in the CAPN10 & CAPN3 Regions of Chromosomes 2 & 15," Nancy Cox, U. of Chicago; A-115 Crabtree, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Nucleotide Excision Repair in Human Cells: Solved & Unsolved Problems," Richard Wood; 1395 BST, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon-2 pm

Saturday, April 28

* Spring term ends.

Festschrift Honoring Thomas Starzl on His 75th Birthday

–Starzl portrait unveiling; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 10 am

–"T-Cell Ignorance, Induction & Deletion," Rolf Zinkernagel, Nobel Laureate; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 10:15 am (647-8216)

Titusville Campus Commencement

CGS Dean Susan Kinsey; Henne aud., Broadhurst, UPT, 2 pm (814/827-4429)

Greensburg Campus Commencement

Martha Hartle Munsch; Chambers, UPG, 2:30 pm (724/836-9942)

Sunday, April 29

* Residence halls close.

Studio Arts/HA & A Presentation

Graduation reception; Cloister FFA, 9:30-11 am

Commencement Convocation

Mellon Arena, Downtown, 2 pm

Nationality Rooms Ethnic Artifacts Auction

Commons Rm. CL, 2:30 pm (624-6150)

Monday, April 30

Physical Therapy Clinical Rounds

4060 Forbes Twr., 7 am

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

Juilliard String Quartet with Ursula Oppens; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (624-4129)


Tuesday, May 1

Human Resources Workshop

"Workers' Compensation for Supervisors," Jennifer Ahlborn, Workers' Compensation; 100 Craig, 9:30-11 am (to register: 624-8046)

Health Benefits Fair

100 BST, noon-2 pm

GSPH Educational Policies & Curriculum Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 2 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Work in Progress Conference/Magee Research Institute Seminar

"Homocysteine in Pregnancy & Preeclampsia," Robert Powers; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee-Womens Research Inst., 4 pm

Wednesday, May 2

* Spring term grade rosters due in Registrar's Office by noon.

Human Resources Workshop

"Family & Medical Leave Act," Carol Mohamed; 100 Craig, 10 am-noon (to register: 624-8046)

IRB Workshop

"Ask the IRB," Dennis Swanson & staff; 1103 Scaife, noon-1 pm (578-8569)

Chemistry Colloquium

"From Target-Oriented Synthesis to Diversity-Oriented Synthesis & Their Application to Cell Biology," Matthew Shair, Harvard; Ashe aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

Neurosurgery Patient Care Conference

4th fl. conf. rm. Presby, 2:45 pm

UPMC Gastroenterology/Hepatology Grand Rounds

1104 Scaife, 5 pm

Challenges in the Office Care of Children & Adolescents Lecture

"Developmental Pediatric Roundtables," William Cohen; B level conf. rm. Children's, 6 pm

Thursday, May 3

Endocrinology Conference

"Leptin Receptor Signaling," Martin Myers; 1195 conf. rm. BST, noon

Chemistry Colloquium

"Reactions of Nickel Complexes That Make & Break C-N & C-S Bonds," Gregory Hillhouse, U. of Chicago; Ashe aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

Rangos Research Seminar

"Tissue Engineering: Applications for the Head & Neck," Patricia Hebda; 1st fl. Rangos Research Ctr., 4 pm

Provost's Inaugural Lecture

"Child & Adolescent Depression," Neal Ryan, Joaquim Puig-Antich Chair in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; FFA aud., 4 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


"Factors Contributing to the Variability in the Disposition of Mycophenoloc Acid," Jaya Pisupati, April 19; 808 Salk, 10 am

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

"The Development of Model for Automated Data Logging & Establishment of Performance Indices for Augmented Communicators Under Two Sampling Conditions," Ka-tharine Hill, April 19; 5073 Forbes Twr., 1 pm


"Discriminating Posed From Spontaneous Smiles: A Quantitative Computer Vision Approach," Adena Zlochower, April 19; 6th fl. conf. rm. OEH, 1 pm


"Locality, Localization & the Particle Concept: Topics in the Foundations of Quantum Field Theory," Hans Halvorson, April 20; 1001B CL, 10 am


"Equal Education-Unequal Lives: Life Course Goals of Japanese Female Undergraduates," Judith Misko, April 20; 3D10 Posvar, noon

GSPH/Human Genetics

"Molecular Genetics & Immunohistochemical Analyses of Apolipoprotein D in Relation to Alzheimer's Disease," Purima Desai, April 23; A-216 Crabtree, 10 am

French & Italian Languages & Literatures

"Women's Words: Postcolo-nial Francophone Literature in Viet Nam & Algeria," Pamela Pears, April 23; 1332 CL, 10 am


"Imperfect Markets & Banking," Matejka Kavcic, April 23; 4P51 Posvar, 11 am

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

"Development of Cochlear Active Mechanisms & Frequency Selectivity in the Human Cochlea," Barbara Vento, April 24; 4016 Forbes Twr., 5:30 pm

HA & A

"The Restoration of Realism: Kojima Kikuo (1887-1950) & the Growth of Art Criticism in Modern Japan," Mikiko Hirayama, April 25; 104 FFA 10 am-1 pm


"Indeterminacy in Real Business Cycle Models," Yei Xiao, April 25; 4P51 Posvar, 1 pm


"Observing Our Hermanos de Armas: U.S. Military Attaches in Guatemala, Cuba & Bolovia, 1950-1964," Robert Kirkland, April 26; 3S38 Posvar, 2 pm


"Investigating the Causal Relationships Among Speech (and Non-speech) Auditory Perception, Phonemic Awareness & Reading Skill," Rebecca Sandak, April 27; 2nd fl. LRDC, 8:45 am


"Baakisimba: Music, Dance & Gender of the Baganda People of Uganda," Sylvia Nanyonga-Tamusuza, April 27; 114 Music, 12:30 pm

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

"The Physiologic Effects of Varying Lung Volume on Deglutition," Roxann Diez Gross, April 27; 4014 Forbes Twr., 1 pm


"Possible Words: What They Are & What They Are Good For," Alexander Pruss, April 30; 1001B CL, 1 pm


"Development of Boys' Early Conduct Problems in a Low-Income, Urban Sample: Implications of Neighborhood Context & Maternal Parenting," Emily Winslow, May 1; 6th fl. conf. rm. OEH, 2:30-4:30 pm


"Variability in Alpha- & Beta-Adrenergic Receptor Genes as a Predictor of Cardiovascular Function at Rest & in Response to Psychological Challenge," Jeanne McCaffery, May 2; 5th fl. conf. rm. OEH, 3-5 pm


University Art Gallery

Studio arts student exhibition, through April 25, Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm & Thur. till 8 pm (648-2423)

Law Library Gallery

"Transoceanic," Wes Morar; 4th fl. Law, through June 21; Mon.-Thur. 7:30 am-midnight, Fri. 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-midnight (648-1376).


Cystic Fibrosis Research Funds

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

Economics Essay Competition

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

Health Benefits Open Enrollment

Deadline for changes is May 25.

Bipolar Disorder Conference Registration

Completed registration forms due by May 25 to Kathy Baldauf, Mental Health Conference Planning, E-528 WPIC, 3811 O'Hara St.; tuition must accompany registration information (624-4168).

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published May 3. It will contain events of May 3-17. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm April 26, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax: 624-4579 or e-mail to

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