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September 13, 2001


Thursday, September 13

Science 2001: A Research Odyssey

Runs through Sept. 14; see detailed schedule on p. 11 of this issue.

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Immunotherapy of Lung Cancer," Timothy Carlos; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

SRA Satellite Teleconference

"Conducting Research Responsibly"; 2nd fl. Detre, 1 pm (4-7411)

Endocrine Research Conference

"The PCOS Puzzle," Selma Witchel; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

Russell Salter; W995 BST, noon

Chemistry Colloquium

"Chemistry in Cavities: Stories Your Dentist Never Told You," Mike Gagne, UNC; Ashe aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

CLAS Welcoming Reception

FFA Cloisters, 4 pm (8-7392)

Rainbow Alliance Welcome Reception

2P56 Posvar, 4:30 pm

Friday, September 14

General Internal Medicine Medical Grand Rounds

"Basic & Clinical Advances in Diabetes," Mary Korytkowski & Andrew Stewart; Scaife lec. rm. 6, 8 am

General Internal Medicine Conference

Russ Kolarik; 933W MUH, 9 am

Pittsburgh Mind-Body Center Lecture

"From Dusk 'Till Dawn: Salivary Cortisor Measurements Over the Day & the Life Span," Clemens Kirschbaum; social rm. Mellon Institute, 10 am

Infectious Diseases Research Seminar

"Potent Anti-HIV-1 Agents With Novel Modes of Action," Chin-Ho Chen; 1103 Scaife, noon

Pittsburgh Development Seminar

"Genetic & Molecular Analysis of Genomic Imprinting," J. Richard Chaillet; conf. rms. A & B Magee, 3 pm

GSPIA Open Forum

To discuss the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Donald Goldstein, Paul Hammond & other GSPIA faculty; 2K56 Posvar, 3-5 pm

Saturday, September 15

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

"Training for Success"; lecture rm. 3 Scaife, 9 am (4-7098)

Monday, September 17

Blood Drive

11th fl. conf. rm. Presby, 9 am-5 pm

Tuesday, September 18

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds

"The Impact of the Genetics Revolution on Clinical Medicine," Julie DeLoia; Magee aud., 7:30 am

Blood Drives

Law school, 9:30 am-2:30 pm; Salk, 11 am-4 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Methodological Maxims in Comparative Psychology: Morgan's Canon Versus Hume's Touchstone," Gerald Massey; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Wednesday, September 19

Ophthalmology Seminar

"Assessment of Pathways Involved in Drusen Biogenesis & the Etiology of Age-Related Macular Degeneration," Gregory Scott Hageman; S123 BST, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Molecular Pathways in Bladder & Prostate Cancer," Carlos Cordon-Cardo, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr.; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Learning Skills Center Workshop

"Graduate Entrance Exam Prep–Verbal Section," 1 of 2; 311 WPU, 1 pm (8-7920)

SIS Lazerow Lecture

"From Computational Linguistics to Algorithmic Historiography," Eugene Garfield, Institute for Scientific Information; Univ. Club, 1-2 pm

GSPH Council Meeting

109 Parran, 2 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Emulating Nature's Efficiency in the Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products," Erik Sor-ensen, Scripps Research Institute; Ashe aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Health Policy Institute Lecture

"Key Health Policy Issues in Pennsylvania," Sen. Timothy Murphy; GSPH aud., 4 pm

Music Concert

Urna Chahar-Tugchi, Mongolian singer & composer, FFA aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Richard Ford; FFA aud., 8:15 pm

Thursday, September 20

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Skeletal Complications of Prostate Cancer," Matthew Smith; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

GSPH Planning & Budget Policies Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 10 am

ADRC Lecture

"Dementia With Lewy Bodies: A Temporal Perspective," Daniel Kauger; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Race, Reproduction & Social Justice," Dorothy Roberts, Northwestern; Scaife. lect. rm. 5, noon

Dental Medicine Conference

"Treatment of Large AVMs of the Face," James Bradley; 403 Salk, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

"Tumor Initiating Events in the Thyroid: Role of RET/PTC & RAS in Genomic Destabilization & Thyroid Cell Transformation," James Fagin; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

"IL-12 Gene Expression, Toll-like Receptors & Inflammatory Bowel Disease," Scott Plevy; W995 BST, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

"Molecular Mechanisms of Cerebellar Development," Mary Hatten; 1495 BST, noon

Chemistry Colloquium

"Controlling Charge Transfer at Conjugated Polymer Interfaces," Mark Lonergan, U of Oregon; Ashe aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Pediatric Research Seminar

"Nerve Growth Factor-Mediated Antiapoptotic Effects in Mock- & trkA-Transfected Human Neuroblastoma Cells," Chaohua Yan; McCluskey aud. Children's, 4 pm

Friday, September 21

General Internal Medicine Medical Grand Rounds

"Acute Care of the Elderly," Robert Palmer; Scaife lect. rm. 6, 8 am

General Internal Medicine Conference

Mark Roberts & Karen Barnard; 933W MUH, 9 am

Pitt-United Way Day of Caring Blood Drive

Masonic Temple Ballrm., 8 am-3 pm (4-7707)

SIS Dean Search Committee Open Hearing

405 IS, 11 am

Human Genetics Seminar

"Role of NOS2 Lambarene (G-954C) Polymorphism in Protection Against Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria," Douglas Jay Perkins; A115 Crabtree, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science/Classics Lecture

"Plato on the Science of Etymology," David Sedley, Cambridge; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Pathology Seminar

"Activation of Rho GTPases by Dbl-family Exchange Factors," John Sondek, U of NC; 1395 BST, noon

Pittsburgh Development Seminar

"Inheritance of the Golgi Apparatus During Cell Division," Adam Linstedt; conf. rms. A & B Magee, 3 pm

Sunday, September 23

Nationality Room Event

Philippine organ concert, Bellefield aud., 3 pm

Monday, September 24

Memorial Service

For Wesley Wentz Posvar, 15th Pitt chancellor; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm; reception to follow, 1st fl. galleria Posvar Hall

John David Crawford Memorial Physics & Astronomy Lecture

"Bursts," Edgar Knobloch, UC Berkeley; 343 Masonic, 4:30 pm

Tuesday, September 25

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds

"Photodynamic Therapy in the Treatment of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia," John Comerci; Magee aud., 7:30 am

Neurobiology Seminar

"Genetic Contributions to Autistic Disorder: The Challenge of Complexity," Antonio Pesico; 1495 BST, noon

KGSB Workshop

"Deadlines & Commitments: What to Leave in & What to Leave out"; Univ. Club, 1:30 pm

Physics & Astronomy Seminars

"Oscillations in Spatially Extended Systems," 1:30 pm & "Break-Up of Spiral Waves," 4:30 pm; Edgar Knobloch, UC Berkeley; 102 Thaw

Learning Skills Center Workshop

"Speed Reading," 1 of 4, 311 WPU, 4 pm (8-7920)

Bayer Chemistry Lecture

"Functional Polymers & Their Applications: From Microprocessors to Drug Delivery," Jean Frechet, UC.; 12 Chevron, 8:15 pm

Wednesday, September 26

KGSB Workshop

"Effective Leadership in an Evolving Economy"; Univ. Club, 8 am

Bayer Chemistry Lecture

"The Chemistry & Applications of Dendrimers," Jean Frechet, UC; 12B Chevron, 11 am

Pathology Seminar

"Cytokine Gene Expression in SIV-infected Rhesus Ma-caques," Marlene Orandle, Tulane; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

"Visionary Narratives & Politics at the Time of the Great Schism (1378-1415)," Renae Blumenfeld-Kosinski; 149 CL, 4:30 pm

Thursday, September 27

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Vitamin D: An Anticancer Agent? Progress Report," Donald Trump; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

Endocrine Research Conference

"Insulin & Exercise Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Perfusion," Eugene Barrett; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

"Integration of Pro & Anti-Inflammatory Signals in Control of Chemokine Gene Expression," Thomas Hamilton; S120 BST, noon

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"Water-quality Trends for a Stream Draining the Southern Anthracite Field," Charles Cravotta, US Geological Survey; 102 Thaw, 4 pm

Pitt Football Game vs. Miami, Heinz Field, North Side, 7:30 pm

Ph.D. Defense


"Intensive Agriculture, Political Economy & Settlement Patterns of the Yaguachi Chiefdom of the Lower Guayas Basin, Costal Ecuador," Florencio Delgado; Sept. 14, 3H51 Posvar, 2:30 pm


Law Library Gallery

"What We Know in Part," Charles Matson Lume; Barco Law Library, though Nov. 2, M-Th 7:30 am-midnight, F 7:30 am-8 pm, S 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-midnight (8-1376)


Greensburg Campus One-Act Festival

"The Little Red Gate," by staff member Maureen Jenkins; Sept. 13-15, Ferguson Theatre, UPG (724/836-7497)

Pitt Repertory Theatre

"Waiting for Godot," by Samuel Beckett; Sept. 19-Oct. 7, Henry Heymann Theatre (4-0933)

Johnstown Campus

"Titanic," Sept. 25, 8 pm, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, UPJ (814/269-7200)


Teaching Survey Request Forms

Due by Sept. 17 to G-39 CL. (4-6147).

Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Awards

Nomination letters due by Oct. 1 to 826 CL.

Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Awards

Nomination letters due by Oct. 1 to G-33 CL.

Chancellor's Distinguished Research Awards

Nomination letters due by Oct. 15 to 826 CL.

ADRC Seed Monies Grant Program

Proposals due by Oct. 15 to Leslie Dunn, 4-West MUH (412/692-2731).

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Sept. 27. It will contain events of Sept. 27-Oct. 11. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Sept. 20, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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