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September 27, 2001



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

Health Services Research Integrative Seminar

"Effects of Professional Beliefs on Privatization in Public Health," Christopher Keane; A216 Crabtree, noon

Endocrinology Seminar

"Assembly & Disassembly of Hormone Response Units in the PEPCK Gene Promoter," Daryl Granner; S120 BST, 4 pm

Friday, September 28

GSPH/Biostatistics Seminar

"A Mixed View of Mixed Effects & Population-Averaged Logistic Models," Thomas Ten Have, Penn; A115 Crabtree, 3 pm

Johnstown Campus President's Scholarship Golf Outing

Windbar Country Club, Johnstown; 11 am- 7 pm (888/875-2586)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining rm. B, WPU, noon

Johnstown Campus Homecoming

Through Sept. 29, (814/269-1960)

GSPH HIV/AIDS Conference

"HIV/AIDS in the African-American Community"; Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, through Sept. 29 (register: 4-1895

General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

"Myeloma Bone Disease," G. David Roodman; lecture rm 6, Scaife, 8 am

General Internal Medicine Conference

"Rhythm or Rate Control in Atrial Fibrillation-PIAF Trail," Gary Tabas; 933W MUH, 9 am

Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar

"Autonomic Regulation of Cardiovascular Function During Pregnancy," Tina Hines; aud. 6, Scaife, noon

Environmental & Occupational Health Seminar

"Novel Host Defense Genes on Chromosome 20q? (Or, How the Genome Project Works for Me)," Colin Bingle; Off-campus rm 210, 3343 Forbes Ave., noon

Saturday, September 29

UCIS International Week 2001

Through Oct. 5 (8-7392)

SAC Flea Market

Posvar, patio area, 9 am-3 pm (4-4236)

UPMC Iron Overload Disorder Seminar/Screening

Kapil Chopra; 1104 Scaife, 10 am-1 pm (1-800/533-8762)

Greensburg Campus

Fall Festival Open House, UPG, noon-2 pm (724/836-9942)


Latin American & Caribbean Festival; WPU, 1 pm- midnight

Surgery Grand Rounds

"Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: From Bench to Bedside & Back," Craig Albanese; lecture 6, Scaife, 9 am

UPCI Kidney Cancer Lecture

Joseph Baar; LHAS aud., 1:30 pm

Sunday, September 30

Ukrainian Festival

Commons Rm., CL, noon-5 pm

Honors College Films

"Genghis Blues," 2 pm & "Wild Horses," 4:30 pm; Assembly rm., WPU

Organ Concert

Robert Sutherland Lord, Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (4-4125)


Monday, October 1

UCIS Event

"International Story Telling," WPU porch, 11:30 am

African Festival

lower lounge, WPU, noon

Nursing Presentation

"Patient Compliance in Rheumatology: Experiences in Electronic Monitoring," Erik de Klerk, Masstricht U, Netherlands; 129 Victoria, noon

PACWC/Women's Studies Reception for Women Faculty

"Mentoring: Opening Doors," Mary Lou Soffa; 2M-2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Chemistry/Pittsburgh Frontiers of Condensed Matter Science Symposium

"The Nature of the Mechanical Bond," Fraser Stoddart, UC; 12 Chevron, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Large-Scale Analysis of the Yeast Genome & Proteome: A Tale of Two Chips," Michael Synder, Yale; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm


Ignacio Gomes, Journalist from Colombia; WPU, 7 pm

Tuesday, October 2

Cross-Cultural Communication Workshop

WPU, 9 am (register:4-4780)

HA&A Colloquium

"Accessing & Searching to Art-Related Databases via the ULS Digital Library," Ray Anne Lockard; 203 FFA, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Does Deliberation Crowd Out Prediction?" Marion Ledwig, Konstanz; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

AIA/Classics Lecture

"Houses, Households & Society at Olynthus," Nicholas Cahill, U of Wisc.; 202 FFA, 4 pm

Chemistry/Pittsburgh Frontiers of Condensed Matter Science Symposium

"An Integrated Systems Approach to Molecular Electronics," Fraser Stoddart, U C; CMU, 4:45 pm

Parking, Transportation & Services Informational Session

"Express Mail Needs," Dining rm. A, WPU, 9 am-11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

"Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease," M. Ilyas Kamboh; A115 Crabtree, noon

Structural Biology/Molecular Biophysics Seminar

"Molecular Modeling of Anesthetic/Alcohol Binding Sites in Ligand-Gated Ion Channels," James Trudell; 1104 Scaife, noon

Center for Research on Health Care Seminar

"Implementing Proactive Care Management for Depression: Implementation Performance & Effectiveness," Marjorie Pearson; 1105 B/C Scaife, noon

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3pm

The University Responds

Education, volunteer recruitment, fundraising in response to Sept. 11 tragedy, through Oct. 4; WPU, 10am-5:30pm

Wednesday, October 3

GSPIA Town Meeting

"Globalization;" 3J12 Posvar, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Molecular Diagnosis of Endometrial Precancers: From Bench to Bedside," George Mutter, Harvard; Magee conf. ctr. aud., noon

Honors College Panel Discussion

"The Effects of Globalization on Less Developed Countries-Mongolia," 3J12 Posvar, 2:30 pm

CGS Workshop

"Feng Shui for You and Your Home" lower lounge, WPU, 5:15 pm

Greensburg Campus

"Coming of Age in America: Gender, Generation & Cultural Transitions," Mary Catherine Bateson, Institute for Intercultural Studies, NY; Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7 pm

Periodontics Lunch n' Learn

Pat Conolly; B-89 Salk, noon

UPPC Seminar

"Nutritional Approaches to Prevent & Treat Hyperlipidemia," Laura Kinzel; 109 Parran, 4 pm

Thursday, October 4

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Science & Values in Cadaveric Kidney Allocation," Andrea Scarantino; lect. rm. 5, Scaife. noon

Immunology Seminar

"Understanding How Pathogens Are Internalized by Dendritic Cells & Processed for T Cell Presentation," Russell Salter; W995 BST, noon

Live Video Conferencing

"Participatory Demonstration," CL ground fl., noon

History Book Symposium

Marcus Rediker's "The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic," commentary by Tera Hunter, CMU, John Markoff & Peter Wood, Duke; 272 Hillman, 2 pm

Chemistry Lecture

"The Synthesis & Functional Investigation of Guanidine-Containing, Natural Product-Like Molecules," David Austin, Yale; Ashe aud., Chevron, 2:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"Exploring Global & Regional Paleoclimates Using Eolian Dust From Deep Sea," Steven Hovan, IUP; 102 Thaw, 4 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

"Global Change & the Ambivalent Quest for Transparency," Burkart Holzner; 2P56 Posvar, 4:30 pm

CGS Workshop

"Meditation for Stress Management," lower lounge, WPU, 5:15 pm

Honors College Foreign Film

"Close to Eden," Assembly Rm., WPU, 8 pm

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Using CT to Screen for Lung Cancer," Joel Weissfeld; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

Endocrine Research Conference

"Autocrine/Paracrine Regulation of Osteoclast Biology," David Roodman; 1195 BST, noon

Honors College Lecture

"The War Against International Terrorism: What Role for the UN?" Jargalsaikhany Enkhsaikhan, UN Mongolian Ambassador; 2K56 Posvar, 2:30 pm

Friday, October 5

Aphasia Clinical Grand Rounds

"Differential Diagnosis of Neurogenic vs Psychogenic Speech Production Disorder: A Case Study," Patrick Doyle, VA Healthcare System; 4060 Forbes Twr., 7 am

HPI Governance Summit

"Regional Governance Summit: Best Practices in Board Effectiveness," James Rice, Governance Institute; David Cleland, Dennis Slevin & Kim LaScola Needy; University Club, 10 am-3 pm (4-6104)

CGS Workshop

"Introduction to Hatha Yoga," Kurtzman rm., WPU, 11:45 am

International Fair

WPU lawn, noon

Office of the Provost/UCIS Information Session

"Identifying Faculty Funding for International Research;" 4E51 Posvar, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Kinetics as a Tool to Dissect Drug Inhibition of the Mitotic Spindle Motor Eg5," Susan Gilbert; 1395 BST, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Mill on Laws & Systematicity," Jessica Pfeifer, U of MD; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

CLAS Talks

"Democracy & Elections in Nicaragua," John Booth, N. TX, & Shelly McConnell, Carter Center, 8:45 am; "Implications for Policies in the Hemisphere," Rubin Zamora, Harvard, 10:45 am; "The Significance of the Nicaraguan Elections for the U.S. & the Hemisphere," John Keane, US Dept. of State, 1 pm; 2K56 Posvar

Women's Studies Lecture

"Battering Takes Two: A Man & a Patriarchy," Ann Goetting, W. KY; Grace Library, Carlow, 1 pm

Women's Studies Panel Discussion

"Forum on Expert Witnessing: Expert Witnessing Work as Feminist Activism," Ann Goetting, W. KY; Grace Library, Carlow, 2 pm

Health & Rehabilitation/Jack Matthews-Herbert Rubin Lecture

"Plasticity of the Auditory Cortex Following Complete Deafness, Noise Induced Hearing Loss & Introcortical Stimulation," Jos Eggermont, Calgary; 4060 Forbes Twr, 4 pm

General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

"Case Presentations & Discussions: Myasthenia Gravis," Elmer Holzinger; lecture rm 6, Scaife, 8 am

Blood Drive

LHAS aud., 9 am-3 pm (7-4203)

General Internal Medicine Conference

Bevanne Bean-Mayberry; 933W MUH, 9 am

Human Genetics Seminar

"SAMI: The Odds of a Protein-DNA 'Recognition Code'," Panagiotis Benos, Washington U in St. Louis; A115 Crabtree, noon

Saturday, October 6

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

"Oral Presentation," 4th fl. Scaife, 9 am (4-7098)

Monday, October 8

Learning Skills Center Workshop

"Reading Science Textbooks Efficiently," 311 WPU, 10 am & 2 pm (8-7920)

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Senate Plant Utilization & Planning Committee Meeting

1627 CL, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Herbivory & Pollination in Hemiparasitic Plants: Effects of Host Plant & Host-Obtained Alkaloids," Lynn Adler, VA Polytechnic Institute & State U; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Blood Drive

1103 UPMC conf. ctr. Scaife, 8:30 am-2 pm

BAS Homecoming Dating Game

GSPH aud., 8:30 pm

Tuesday, October 9

HA&A Colloquium

"A Catoonist's Life Is Not a Happy One," Rob Rogers; 203 FFA, noon

Learning Skills Center Workshop

"Enhancing Critical Reading Skills," 1 of 2, 311 WPU, 4 pm (8-7920)

BAS Homecoming Comedy Show

Benedum aud., 8:30 pm

Center for Research on Health Care Seminar

"Data Mining in Clinical Research," Susan Sereika; 1105 B/C Scaife, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

"Role of Genetics in Preventing Pancreatic Cancer," David Whitcomb; A115 Crabtree, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

"Maintaining Perceptual Constancy With Fluent Speech," Lori Holt; 1105 B/C Scaife, noon

Magee Research Institute Seminar

"TheSpleen tyrosine Kinase (Syk) Localizes to the Centrolsome in Human B-cells & Breast Cancer Cells," Chris Navara; 1st fl. conf. rm, Magee, 4 pm

Wednesday, October 10

SAC Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 12:15 pm

Blood Drive

1103 UPMC conf. ctr. Scaife, 11 am-4 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Out of Chaos Comes…Puberty? A New Paradigm for the Rapid Onset of Pulsatile GnRH Secretion in the Pubertal Primate," Vernon Gay; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

UPPC Seminar

"Use of EBCT for Identification of High risk CHD," Daniel Edmundowicz; 109 Parran, 4 pm

Thursday, October 11

Immunology Seminar

"Regulation of T Cell Responses by Antigen Presenting Cells," Stephen Schoenberger, La Jolla Institute; S100A BST, noon

Chemistry Lecture

"Identification of Novel Ligands for Asymmetric Synthesis," Marisa Kozlowski, Penn; 2:30 pm & "Small Is Different: Some Interesting Properties of Material Confined to the Nanometer Size of Different Shapes," Mostafa El-Sayed, GA Institute of Tech.; Ashe aud., Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"Pedogenic Mud Aggregates: Mud Masquerading as Sand," Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, Ohio U; 102 Thaw, 4 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science 40th Anniversary Lecture

"Paving Ways-the Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science & the Case of Philosophy of Science in Israel," Giora Hon, U of Haifa; FFA aud., 5:30 pm

CLAS Concert

Sol y Canto, Benedum aud., 7:30 pm (8-7392)

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Update on Hormonal treatment of Breast Cancer," Victor Vogel; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

Endocrine Research Conference

"Complex Molecular Regulation of the Human iNOS Gene," David Geller; 1195 BST, noon

Neuro-Ophthalmology Lecture

Misha Pless; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 3 pm

BAS Homecoming Pageant

Assembly rm., WPU 8:30 pm


Ph.D. Defenses


"Methods for Combining Covariate Data Obtained by Multiple Sampling Schemes in Occupational Cohort Studies," Christine Gause; Sept. 27, A115 Crabtree, 3 pm

Physics & Astronomy

"Nonequilibrium Phenomena in Quantum Field Theory: From Linear Response to Dynamical Renormalization Group," Shang-yung Wang; Sept. 28, 216 Allen, 2:30 pm

Information Sciences

"Spare Capacity Allocation Method, Analysis & Algorithms," Yu Liu; Oct. 1, 503 IS, 9 am


"Regulation of Human Papillomavirus Type I Replication by the Viral E2 Protein," Gerald Thurston; Oct. 11, W1295 BST, noon


"Exploring the Effects of Gender Diversity on Transactive Memory in Groups," Larissa Myaskovsky; Oct. 15, L-5 Clapp, 10 am


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)

University Art Gallery

"Three Centuries of Landscape Painting"; 1st fl. FFA, Oct. 5-Dec. 7, M-S 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm


Johnstown Campus

"Island of the Blue Dolphin," Sept. 29, 2 pm, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, UPJ (800/846-2787)

Pitt Repertory Theatre

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

Titusville Campus

"Plaza Suite," Oct. 8, 7:30 pm, Henne aud., UPT (814/827-4460)


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.

Allegheny Observatory Open House

Reservations due by Oct. 12 (412/321-2400).

Chancellor's Distinguished Research Awards

Nomination forms due by Oct. 15 to 826 CL.

ADRC Seed Monies Grant Program

Proposals due by Oct. 15 Leslie Dunn (412/692-2731).

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Oct. 11. It will contain events of Oct. 11-25. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Oct. 4 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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