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October 11, 2001


Thursday, October 11

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

Immunology Seminar

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

Global Studies Lecture

Alphonse Nkunzimana, 3J51 Posvar, 3 pm (4-2918)

Neuro-Ophthalmology Lecture

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

Materials Science & Engineering Graduate Seminar

"Visualizing Pattern Formation During Epitaxial Growth," Frances Ross, IBM Research Ctr.; 823 Benedum, 3:30 pm

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 Tech; Ashe aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

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

Ctr. 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)

BAS Homecoming Pageant

Assembly Rm. WPU, 8:30 pm

Friday, October 12

Blood Drive

1104 UPMC conf. ctr. Scaife, 7:30 am-1 pm

Audiology Clinical Seminar

"News From the 2nd International Symposium on Objective Measures in Cochlear Implantation," John Durrant; 5073 Forbes Tower, 7:30-8:30 am

General Internal Medicine Conference

Michael Fine & Adam Gordon; 933 West MUH, 9 am

Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar

"Establishment of Inhibitory Connections in the Brain," Karl Kandler; Scaife aud. 6, noon

Anthropology Lecture

"The Archaeology of Early Nomadic Pastoralism in Central Mongolia: Results From the First Field Season in the Khanuy River Valley," Francis Allard; 3D10 Posvar, 3 pm

Pgh. Development Ctr. Seminar

"Tissue Interactions & Early Patterning of the Posterior Spinal Cord," Cynthia Jones; Magee conf. aud., 3 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Lecture

"Medieval Globalization & the First English Book of the New World," Thomas Hahn, U of Rochester; 239 CL, 4:30 pm

Women's Volleyball vs. Connecticut; Fitzgerald Field House, 7 pm

Blue & Gold Kickoff Reception

J.W. Connolly Ballrm. Masonic, 7:30-8:45 pm


Fireworks & laser show, Bigelow Blvd. across from CL, 9-9:30 pm (1-800-258-PITT/7488)

Saturday, October13

Pitt Alumni Assn. Pregame Tent Party

Art Rooney Ave. near Heinz Field, North Side, 11 am

Pitt Football Game vs. Syracuse; Heinz Field, North Side, noon

Alumni Weekend Concert

University Chamber Orchestra; Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Mr. & Mrs. Black University of Pittsburgh Pageant Coronation Ball

PAA, 8 pm (8-7880)

Sunday, October 14

Men's Soccer vs. St. John's; Quaker Valley HS, 1 pm

Women's Volleyball vs. Boston College; Fitzgerald Field House, 1 pm

Heinz Chapel Choir Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Women's Soccer vs. St. Francis; Founder's Field, 4 pm

Monday, October 15

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Human DNA Repair Proteins & Pathways," Richard Wood; 169 Crawford, 4 pm

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

Takacs Quartet & Robert Pinsky; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm

Tuesday, October 16

Ctr. for Research on Health Care/VA Ctr. for Health Equities Research Seminar

"Ethics Topic," Robert Arnold; 1105B & C Scaife, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

"Transmission of Acoustic Information Through the Mammalian Cochlear Nuclei," Donata Oertel; 1495 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

"LADA: Autoimmune Screening for Type 2 Diabetes in Adults," Paul Zimmet; A115 Crabtree, noon-1:35 pm

HA&A Colloquium

"Kumano Mandela: Where Does Power Reside?" Sue Zitterbart; 203 FFA, noon

DNA Repair Videocon-ference

"Reduction of Skin Cancer in XP Patients Treated Topically With DNA Repair Enzymes," Daniel Yarosh; S104 BST, 12:30 pm

Work in Progress Conference

"Ethical Issues in Stem Cell Research: Are We Reinventing the Wheel?" Alan Meisel; 1st fl. conf. rm., Magee Research Inst., 4 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

"Bench to Bedside: Endothelin Receptor Antagonists in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer," Joel Nelson; FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Women's Volleyball vs. Youngstown State; Fitz-gerald Field House, 7 pm

Wednesday, October 17

French & Italian Brown Bag Lunch

"To Follow With Trust of a Daring Mind: The Life & Works of Luisa Bergalli," Francesca Savoia; 901 CL, noon

Ctr. for W. European Studies Event

"Prenatal Genetic Testing in Italy," Claudia Petruccio; 4E51 Posvar, noon-1 pm

Gallery Talk

"The 19th Century Arts Community in Pittsburgh," Gary Grimes; University Art Gallery, FFA, noon

LSC Speed Reading Workshop

311 WPU, noon-2 pm

Periodontics Lunch 'n Learn

Sarah Almich; B89 Salk, noon

Neurosurgery Residents Conference

Anthony Harris; Presby neurological surgery conf. rm., 2 pm

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Seminar

"Health Hazards in the Pharmaceutical Industry," Mary Lee Chow; A719 Crabtree, 3 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

"Protein Traffic in the Secretory Pathway," Peter Arvan; 5th fl. conf. rm. EEI, 4 pm

GSPH Council Meeting

109 Parran, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus Indian Classical Music Concert

P. Chatterjee & A. Banerjee; Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 18

Hematology/Oncology Seminar

"Stem Cell Transplantation for High-Risk Sickle Hemoglobinopathies," Andrew Yeager; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

GSPH Planning & Budget Policies Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 10 am

Alzheimer Disease Research Seminar

"Recent Neuropathological Advances in the Diagnosis of Alzheimer's & Lewy Body Diseases," Rosa Lynn Pinkus; 4 South MUH, ADRC conf. rm., noon-1 pm

Bioethics Presentation

"Separating the Maltese Conjoined Twins," Alex John London; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Ctr. Conference

"Craniofacial Dysostosis," B. J. Costello; 403 Salk, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

"Rank Ligand & Osteopro-tegerin as Mediators of Bone Cell Biology," Lorenz Hofbauer; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

"Aspirin Inhibits in Vitro Maturation & in Vivo Immuno-stimulatory Function of Murine Myeloid Dendritic Cells," Holger Hackstein; W995 BST, noon

Neuro-Ophthalmology Lecture

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

Pgh. Mind-Body Ctr. Lecture

"Adjustment to Chronic Disease: Rheumatoid Arthritis as an Examplar," Kenneth Wallston, Vanderbilt ; 413A & B WPIC, 3:30-4:30 pm

Children's Hospital Pediatric Research Seminar

"Immune Paralysis in the Critically Ill Child," Joseph Carcillo & Mark Hall; Children's McCluskey aud., 4 pm

Hydrology, Geochemistry & Geology Seminar

George Guthrie, Los Alamos; 102 Thaw, 4-5 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture

"The Role of the Native Americans at the Time of the Revolution in the West," Colin Gordin Calloway; Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7:30 pm

Jewish Studies/Israel Heritage Classroom Talk

"The Career of Maestro Leonard Bernstein," Ken Meltzer, Pgh. Symphony; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 7:30 pm

Friday, October 19

Medical Grand Rounds

"Lithium Ion & the Kidney–A 30-Year Perspective," John Forrest Jr.; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am

Blood Drive

413A & B WPIC, 9 am-3 pm (4-2145)

Continuing Dental Education Seminar

"Show Me the Monet: The Artful Blending of Exquisite Dentistry & Enhanced Profitability," Joseph Thompson; 2148 Salk, 9 am

General Internal Medicine Conference

Bernie Good & Rosanne Granieri; 933 West MUH, 9 am

GRECC Conference

"Robotic Assistance & Rehabilitation for Sensorimotor Impaired," Yoky Matsuoko; 1st fl. rm. B VA, 11:30 am

Infectious Diseases Research Seminar

"HIV-1 Integrase as a Potential Target for ANTI-HIV-1 Therapeutics," W. Edward Robinson; 1104 Scaife, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Discovery & Preclinical Testing of an Antiangiogenic Protein Kinase C Inhibitor," Beverly Teicher; 1395 BST, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining rm. B WPU, noon

Pgh. Development Ctr. Seminar

"Ooplasmic Control of Gene Function," Keith Latham; Magee conf. rm., 3 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

Richard Simon, NCI; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Mapuche Artists' Reception

Buhl Science Bldg., Chatham, 5-7 pm

Women's Volleyball vs. WVU; Fitzgerald Field House, 7 pm

Saturday, October 20

K-12 Teacher Workshop

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 9 am

Weaving & Wool Dying

Also Oct. 21; Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 10:30 am

Women's Tennis vs. Mercyhurst; Washington's Landing, 1 pm

Sunday, October 21

Women's Volleyball vs. George Mason; Fitzgerald Field House, 2 pm

Monday, October 22

5th Annual Model UN

Lawrence, 8:30 am-5 pm

Cultural History of Adoption Lecture

"Framing Transgressive Families: Transracial Adoption in Kingsolver & Alexie," Barbara Melosh, George Mason; 501 CL, 2 pm

Biological Science Seminar

"Computational Prediction of Protein Dynamics," Ivet Bahar; 169 Crawford, 4 pm

Tuesday, October 23

Chemical Hygiene, Lab Safety & Formaldehyde Training

Benedum aud., 9-11 am

Ctr. for Research on Health Care/VA Ctr. for Health Equities Research Seminar

"Reasons Behind Ethnic Disparities in Total Joint Replacement: Preliminary Findings on Patient Factors," Said Ibrahim; 1105 Scaife, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

"Genetic Epidemiology of Diabetes & Its Complications: Layers of Complexity," Craig Harris, U of TX; A115 Crabtree, noon-1:25 pm

HA&A Colloquium

"Digital Image Scans at Your Fingertips," Frank Toker; 203 FAA, noon

LSC Graduate Entrance Exam Workshop

Verbal section; 311 WPU, noon-1:30 pm

Neurobiology Seminar

"Mechanisms of Reinforcement in the Rodent and Primate: Activity of Cells in the Limbic Forebrain," Samuel Deadwyler; 1495 BST, noon

Global Studies/Women's Studies Panel Discussion

"Three Religions Coexisting," Suraiya Farukhi, Monroeville Muslim Community Ctr.; Laura Horowitz, Jewish Women's Ctr.; Sister Ellie Loftus, Carlow; 2K56 Posvar, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Ephemeral Point-Events: Is There a Last Residue of Spatiotemporal Objectivity?" Massimo Pauri, U of Parma; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Work in Progress Conference

"Home Testing for STD's: Are We Ready," Robert Cook; 1st fl. conf. rm., Magee Inst., 4 pm

Fall Concert

"Music on the Edge," Roger Zahab; FFA aud., 8 pm

Wednesday, October 24

Pgh. Behavior Genetics & Development Conference

"Examination of the Interface Between Behavior/Molecular Genetics & the Normal & Abnormal Psychological Development"; University Club, 8 am-6 pm; also 8:30 am-12:30 pm Oct. 25 (4-4501)

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

"Biogenesis of the Golgi Apparatus," Graham Warren; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, noon

Gallery Talk

"The Art of Joseph Plavcan," John Vanco, Erie Art Museum; University Art Gallery, FFA, noon

TIAA-CREF Refresher Workshop

2K56 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm

Neurosurgery Residents Conference

Constantinos Hadjipanayis; Presby neurological surgery conf. rm., 2 pm

Men's Soccer vs. Robert Morris, Robert Morris, 3 pm

Prevention Seminar

"Early Detection & Prevention of Renal Failure," Linda Fried; 109 Parran, 4 pm

Thursday, October 25

Endocrine Research Conference

"PDX1& HNF6 in Pancreas Development & Islet Morphogenesis," Maureen Gannon; 1195 BST, noon

TIAA-CREF Refresher Workshop

S123 BST, noon-1:30 pm

Pgh. Symposium Lecture

"The Frontiers of Condensed Matter Science," Christopher Chidsey, Stanford; Ashe aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture

"Why Things Are the Way They Are," Robert Krulwich, ABC News; Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7:30 pm

History Lecture

"Women, History & E.P. Thompson," Sheila Rowbotham, U of Manchester; 1201 CL, 7:30 pm

Immunology Seminar

"The Role of Toll-like Receptor Proteins in the Immune Response Against Mycobacterial Infection," Matthew Fenton, BU; 1105 Scaife, noon

Ph.D. Defenses


"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


"Estimation of a Common Mean From a Series of Similar Interlaboratory Experiments," Marc Sylvester; Oct. 22, 349 CL 2-4 pm


Carnegie Museum of Natural History

"Introduction to the Culture & Art of the Mapuche," Oct. 20 & 21, 10:30 am-5 pm

Law Library Gallery

"What We Know in Part," Charles Matson Lume; Barco Law Library, through 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

"Representing Western Pennsylvania: Three Centuries of Landscape Painting," 1st fl. FFA, through Dec. 7, M-S 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm


Titusville Campus

"Plaza Suite," Oct. 8 & "Harvey," Oct. 17; Henne aud., UPT, 7:30 pm (814/827-4460)


Chancellor's Distinguished Research Awards

Nomination forms due by Oct. 15 to 826 CL.

Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award

Nomination forms due by Oct. 31 to 130 WPU.

ADRC Seed Monies Grant Program

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

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Oct. 25. It will contain events of Oct. 25-Nov. 8. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Oct. 18 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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