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October 25, 2001


Thursday, October 25

Pgh. Behavior Genetics & Development Conference

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

Endocrine Research Conference

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

Immunology Seminar

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

TIAA-CREF Refresher Workshop

S123 BST, noon-1:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture

"The Continuing Evolution of Process Research & Development," John Scott; 12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Pgh. Symposium Lecture

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

World Law Lecture

"Reflections of International Criminal Jurisdiction," Fausto Pocar, Netherlands; Teplitz courtrm., law (412/471-7852)

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 Row-botham, U of Manchester; 1201 CL, 7:30 pm

Friday, October 26

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Conference

2P56 Posvar, 1-7:30 pm; Sat. 8:30 am-4:45 pm; Sun. 9 am-12:45 pm

Human Genetics Seminar

"New Capabilities in Genetic Diagnosis: Ethical & Counseling Challenges," Ann Walker, UC; A115 Crabtree, noon-1 pm

East Asian Colloquium

"Re-defining Japan's Self-defense Forces," Michael Tayman; 1401 CL, 1 pm

Swimming & Diving vs. St. Bonaventure; Trees Hall, 4 pm

Women's Soccer vs. Robert Morris; Fitzgerald Field House, 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 27

Swimming & Diving vs. Syracuse; Trees Hall, 10 am

Greek Room 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance

Ballrm. WPU, 6 pm

Sunday, October 28

Women's Soccer vs. Penn State; Founder' s Field, noon

Monday, October 29

EU Ctr. Lecture

"New Challenges for the Transatlantic Partnership," Gunter Burghardt; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 3 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Maintenance of Species Diversity in Variable Environments," Peter Chesson, UC; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Tuesday, October 30

Bloodborne Pathogen & Formaldehyde Training

Benedum aud., 9-10:30 am (4-9505)

Epidemiology Seminar

"Genetic Testing of Colorectal Cancer," Robert Schoen, U of TX; 115 Crabtree, noon-1:25 pm

HA & A Colloquium

"Being an Art Critic," Graham Shearing; 203 FFA, noon


"Understanding Investments"; 1st fl. Craig, noon-2 pm

Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch

Zebun Ahmed; 901 CL, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Scientific Reasoning: In the Head or in the Hand," Anouk Barberousse, Ecole Normale Superieure/CNRS; 817 CL, 12:05 pm

UPMC Videoconference

"Health Disparities," Marilyn Gatson; S100A BST, 4 pm

WSP Internship Reception

FFA cloister, 6-7:30 pm

Pgh. Cancer Inst. Leadership Dinner

Westin Conv. Ctr., Downtown, 6 pm (412/692-2760)

Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading

7th fl. aud. Masonic, 6:30 pm (3-2456)

Jazz Seminar Film

Assembly Rm. WPU, 7 pm

Wednesday, October 31

Gallery Talk

104 FFA, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Arachidonic Acid Metabolism & Peroxisome Proliferator Activated Receptor: From Inflammation to Cancer," Tong Wu; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon


"Asset Allocation"; 1st fl. Craig, noon-2 pm

Health Policy Lecture

"Gateway Health Plan's Strategic Direction," Michael Blackwood; GSPH aud., 4-5:30 pm (8-1305)

Pgh. Prevention Ctr. Seminar

"Reducing CVD Risk in Diabetes," Trevor Orchard; 109 Parran, 4 pm

Men's Soccer vs. Bucknell; Founder's Field, 7 pm


Thursday, November 1

5 Pitt Campus College Fair

For Pitt faculty/staff with college-bound HS jrs./srs; Ballrm. Masonic, 11 am-3 pm & 5-7pm

Alzheimer Disease Research Ctr. Lecture

"Promoting Autonomy & Protecting Subjects in Dementia," Rosa Lynn Pinkus; ADRC conf. rm. MUH, noon-1 pm

History Discussion

"Race, Caste & the Recent World Conference Against Racism," Henry Thiagaraj & Dennis Brutus; 3P11 Posvar, noon

Immunology Seminar

"Combined Antiangiogenic & Immune Therapy of Cancer Using Endostatin, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Su6668 & B7.2-IgG Fusion Protein," Eli Gorelik; W995 BST, noon


"Planning Retirement Income"; 1st fl. Craig, noon-2 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Diazonamide," Pat Harran, U of TX; Ashe aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

Alan Sampson; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geological Lecture

"The Current State of Iron Isotope Research: What Do We Know & Where Do We Go," Thomas Bullen; 102 Thaw, 4-5 pm

Jazz Seminar Lecture

"The Business of Music: Licensing, Royalties & Technology," Suzan Jenkins, Recording Industry of America; Assembly Rm. WPU, 7 pm

Women's Basketball vs. PWBA; Fitzgerald Field House, 7 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Poetry Reading

Ed Ochester & C. G. Hanzlicek; FFA aud., 8:15 pm

Friday, November 2

Aphasia Grand Rounds

"Acute Aphasia Therapy: Is There Value?" William Connors, UPMC; 4060 Forbes Towers, 7-8 am

Jazz Seminar Lectures

"Artistry & Rhythm," Kirk Lightsey, Abraham Laboriel & Mark Whitfield, 10 am; "Electrifying Strings," David Baker; "Brass Connection," Jon Faddis & Cecil Bridgewater, 2:30 pm; "Legends in Jazz," Charles McPherson, 4 pm; Assembly Rm. WPU

WSP Film & Food Festival

"Fire"; 901 CL, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Insulin Signaling Through PX Domains & Molecular Motors," Michael Czech, U of Mass.; 1395 BST, noon


"Trust & Estate Planning"; 1st fl. Craig, noon-2 pm

20th Century American Culture Conference

"Ralph Ellison: The Next Fifty Years"; FFA aud., 1-5 pm & Nov. 3, 10 am-6 pm

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

Saturday, November 3

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

"Teaching," lecture rm. 3 Scaife, 9 am-3 pm (4-7098)

Jazz Seminar Lectures

"Jazz Masters: Passing the Torch," James Moody & Joe Lovano, 10 am; "Rhythm Explosions," Terri Carrington, 11:30 am; Assembly Rm. WPU

Pitt Football vs. Virginia Tech; Heinz Field, North Side, noon

Men's Basketball vs. USDBL All Stars; Fitzgerald Field House, 7:30 pm

Jazz Seminar Concert

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (3-1919)

Sunday, November 4

Men's Soccer vs. Boston College; Quaker Valley HS, 1 pm

Slovak Heritage Festival

Commons Rm. CL, 1-5 pm

Women's Volleyball vs. Notre Dame; Fitzgerald Field House, 2 pm

Bach & Baroque Concert

"Sonata for Trumpet & Strings," John Thiessen; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday, November 5

Research in Chronic Disorders Seminar

"Common-sense: Right or Wrong, It Affects Care Seeking & Adherence to Prevention & Treatment," Howard Leventhal, U of NJ; 129 Victoria, 12:15-1:30 pm

LSC Workshop

"Speed Reading"; 311 WPU, 2-4 pm (8-7920)

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Neuroendocrine Pathways That Control Metabolism & Lifespan in C. Elegans & Beyond," Gary Ruvkun, Harvard; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Tuesday, November 6

W. European Studies Talk

"Diffuse & Specific Support for European Integration: Are They Different & Does It Matter?" Charles Lyon; 4E51 Posvar, noon-1 pm

Epidemiology Seminar

"Contribution of Hormone Receptor Gene Polymorphisms to Bone Mineral Density," Robert Schoen; A115 Crabtree, noon-1:25 pm

HA & A Colloquium

"The Role of the 'Good Thief' in the Arena Chapel Frescoes," David Rigo; 203 FFA, noon

Vanguard Group Seminar

"Take Charge of Your Financial Future"; 1st fl. Craig, noon-2 pm

Faculty Assembly

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Germanic Languages & Literatures Lecture

"The 4th Annual Commemoration of Kristallnacht"; 239 CL, 4 pm

Pgh. Mind-Body Ctr. Lecture

"Diary Research: Concerns With Paper Diaries & the Measurement of Traits," Arthur Stone, SUNY; social rm. Mellon Inst., 4-5 pm

Electroacoustic Concert

FFA aud., 8 pm

Wednesday, November 7

Gallery Talk

"Seeking the Everyday Exotic," Lee Steadman; FFA, noon

IRB Workshop

1103 Scaife, noon

WSP Brown Bag Lunch

"Unblushing Licentiousness and the Mediterranean of a Moral Order in the British West Indies," Cecilia Green, sociology; 901 CL, noon

Pathology Seminar

"The SMN Complex: A Multifunctional RNP-restructuring Machine," Zissimos Moure-latos; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Vanguard Group Seminar

"Planning for Your Retirement," Human Resources rm. Craig, noon-2 pm

Political Science Lecture

"Threats to Liberal Values in Post-Communist Europe," Vladimir Tismaneanu, U of MD; 4E51 Posvar, 3:30 pm

Prevention Ctr. Seminar

"New Approaches for Enhancing Exercise: Results of DPP," Andrea Kriska; 109 Parran, 4 pm

AIU Workshop

"Introduction to Film Studies"; 4E51 Posvar, 5-6:30 pm & "Kolya," Martin Votruba, 5-8 pm; Carnegie Museum of Art Theater

Diabetes & Heart Disease Seminar

"Alive & Well," Sheraton Station Square, 7-9 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Series

Richard Ford, Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist; FFA aud., 8:15 pm

Thursday, November 8

Financial Fundamentals Seminar

Carolyn Kaempf; 342 Craig, 9 am-noon

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"The Effectiveness of Involuntary Outpatient Commitment: The Data & the Controversy," Marvin Swartz; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Vanguard Group Seminar

"Investments: Beyond the Basics," 1st fl.. Craig, noon-2 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

Samuel Wieand & Stephanie Land; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Electron Transfer & Transport–Some Mechanistic Issues," Mark Ratner; Ashe aud. Chevron, 5:30 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


"The Epidemiology of Lower Extremity Amputation in Amman, Jordan," Khlood Salman; Nov. 2, A523 GSPH, 10 am


"A Musical Response to the Reformation: Choir Books 31, 32, 33 & 40 From the Hofkapelle of Ulrich VI of Wurttemberg," Kathryn English; Nov. 3, 114 Music, 1 pm

Hispanic Languages & Literatures

"Colonialidad, Sexualidad y Genero en El Gueguense y otras fiestas del barroco descalzo. Hegemonia y subalternidades culturales en Nicaragua," Erick Blandon; Nov. 5, 1217 CL, 10 am

Biological Sciences

"Regulation of kv 4.3 & kv 1.5 Potassium Channel Expression in Cardiac Myocytes & GH3 Pituitary Cells," Ting Ting Zang; Nov. 6, 1395 BST, 2 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


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

"Murder on the Hill District";

7th fl. aud. Masonic, Th-S through Nov. 3, 4 pm


Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award for Staff

Nominations are due by Oct. 31 to 130 WPU.

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Nov. 8. It will contain events of Nov. 8-21. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Nov. 1 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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