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December 6, 2001


Thursday, December 6

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"High Risk Melanoma: What Is It & Does Anything We Do Benefit Survival?" John Kirkwood; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

Pediatric Grand Rounds

"CPC: A 7 Year Old With Seizure & Mental Status Changes," William Keough & Ronald Hamilton; McCluskey Aud. Children's, 8 am

ADRC Lecture

"Dementia Training for Staff Using a Computer Based Interactive Video: An Innovative Approach," Jules Rosen; ADRC conf. rm. MUH, noon-1 pm

Endocrine Conference

"Glucocorticoid Receptor Processing & Trafficking: Physiological Implications," Donald DeFranco; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

"Cyclin B1 Overexpression in Tumor Cells: Immunogenicity & Underlying Mechanisms," Min Yu; W995 BST, noon

Pharmacology Journal Club Meeting

1395 BST, noon

Economics Seminar

"Prospect Theory in Choice & Pricing Tasks," Lisa Vester-lund; 223D Porter, CMU, noon

Chemistry Colloquium

"Strained Rings & Tandem Reactions in Organic Synthesis," Jim Leighton, Columbia; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

Children's Pediatric Research Seminar

Timothy Murphy; B213 & 214 Children's, 4 pm

22nd Annual Peter & Eva Safar Lecture

"Protective Autoimmunity After CNS Trauma & in Chronic Neurodegenerative Disorders: A Paradigm Shift," Michael Schwartz; aud. 5 & 6 Scaife, 4 pm

Sleep Medicine Conference

628 MUH, 4 pm

Pulmonary Sleep Medicine Lecture

"Sleep Apnea: Pathology & Current New Therapies," David White; S100A BST, 5 pm

Area Studies/Global Studies AIU Workshop

"Not One Less," Sheldon Lu; Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre, 5-8 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science 40th Anniversary Lecture

"The Pgh. Ctr. for Philosophy of Science: Privileged Vehicle for the Return of Philosophy to Greece," Aristides Baltas, National Tech. U of Athens, Greece; FFA aud., 5:30 pm

Friday, December 7

* Fall term: Last day for undergraduate day classes.

* Spring term deadline for continuing students to register without penalty fee.

Aphasia Clinical Grand Rounds

"What Is Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy?"; 4060 Forbes Tower, 7 am

Audiology Clinical Seminar

"Update on Cochlear Implant Technology," Maureen War-go; 5073 Forbes Tower, 7:30-8:30 am

UPMC Schizophrenia Conference

Sheraton Station Square, 8 am-5 pm (412/605-1229)

General Internal Medicine Conference

"New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, Along With the Potential Use of HPV Testing," Robert Cook; 933 MUH, 9 am

Pulmonary Sleep Medicine Research Seminar

"Motor Control of the Pharyngeal Musculature in the Pathogenesis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea," David White; 628 MUH, 9 am

Information Sciences Colloquium

"Million Book Project: Dreams to Realities," Gloriana St. Clair, CMU; 501 IS, 10:30-11:30 am

GRECC Conference

"Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease: Now & in the Future," Steven DeKosky; 1st fl. rm. B VA, 11:30 am

Anthropology Colloquium

"Prehistoric Inca Frontier Structure & Dynamics in the Southeastern Bolivian Chaco," Sonia Alconini; 3D10 Posvar, noon

Infectious Disease Seminar

"Cytomegalovirus: From Infection to Therapy," Fenyong Liu; 1104 Scaife, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"The Role of Dnmt 1 Methyltransferase in Maintaining Imprinted Methylation Patterns," Richard Chaillet, Children's; 1395 BST, noon

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

"The Cardiovascular Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea: The Bedside, the Community & the Process," also Dec. 14, Dec. 21 & Jan. 4, Mark Sanders; 628 MUH, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

"The Composition of Kepler's Astronomia Nova (1609)," James Voelkel, MIT; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty & Staff Development Workshop

"Project Management: The Basics," Sam Conte; 100 Craig, 1-4 pm

Pgh. Development Ctr. Seminar

"Development of Hypothalamic Control of the Primate Gonad," Tony Plant; Magee conf. aud., 3 pm

Economics Seminar

"Market Structure & the Demand for Free Trade," Jennifer Reinganum, Vanderbilt; 4P58 Posvar, 3:30-5 pm

French & Italian Seminar

"Falling for Colonial Nostalgia: Islands in La Chute," Jamie Tarpley & "Dante, Frances Trollope & 'an Old Negro' on the American Frontier," Dennis Looney; 244 CL, 4:30 pm


Men's Glee Club; 1st Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 531 N. Neville, Oakland, 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 8

* College of General Studies classes, Saturday College classes, graduate classes and evening classes continue to meet Dec. 8-15; final examinations should be held during the last scheduled class meeting.

Men's Basketball vs. Penn State; Field House, 4 pm

Latin American Studies Concert

"A Latin American Holiday Serenade"; FFA aud., 7 pm

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

Christmas Concert

Heinz Chapel Choir; also Dec. 9, Heinz Chapel, 8 pm


Pitt African Drumming Ensemble; Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Sunday, December 9

Johnstown Campus Concert

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 3 pm

Monday, December 10

* Final examination period for undergraduate day classes through Dec. 15.

Immunology Seminar

Olivera Finn; W995 BST, noon

English Lecture

"Secrets of the Mind: Dickens & the Experience of Limits," Stephen Heath; 501 CL, 1 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Molecular Evolutionary Ecology of Arabidopsis Flower Development," Michael Purug-ganan, NCSU; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

"Opus One," Anne-Marie McDermott, Ida Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom & Peter Wiley; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (4-4129)

Tuesday, December 11

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Conference

628 MUH, 11:30 am

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Sex Selection in the 20th & 21st Centuries," Dena Davis, Cleveland-Marshall; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Epidemiology Seminar

"Finding Genes for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus," Steve Rich; A115 Crabtree, noon-1:25 pm

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Medical Arts, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

"What's So Exciting About GABA? The Role of GABA-releasing Neurons in the Neonatal Cerebral Cortex," Aric Agmon; 1495 BST, noon

Faculty & Staff Development Workshop

"Distress Tolerance," Sarah McDaniel; 100 Craig, 1-2:30 pm

WIP Conference/Magee Research Institute Seminar

"Ovarian Cancer," Roberta Ness; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

7th Annual Ake & Inger Grenvik Lecture

"Novel Treatment in Severe Sepsis," Gordon Bernard, Vanderbilt; S100A BST, 5 pm

Wednesday, December 12

Pathology Seminar

"Role of a Toxicology Laboratory in a Modern Medical Center," K. N. Rao; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Staff Association Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 12:15 pm

Neurosurgery Residents Conference

Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara; neurological surgery main conf. rm. Presby, 2 pm

Neurosurgery Patient Care Conference

Neurological surgery main conf. rm. Presby, 2:45 pm

Prevention Ctr. Seminar

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

Thursday, December 13

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"The Medical Oncologist & Prostate Cancer," Tomasz Beer; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

Pediatric Grand Rounds

"From Mysterious to Molecular: Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pathogenesis," Richard Blumberg; McCluskey Aud. Children's, 8 am

Faculty & Staff Development Workshop

"Score: Taking the Goal Setting Challenge," Katherine Loh; 100 Craig, 9-11 am

Endocrine Conference

"Insights Into Insulin Exocytosis Beyond Ca2+," Christopher Rhodes; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

"DNA Vaccine Induction of T Cell Responses Prior to Infection Augments the Efficacy of Immunotherapy During HAART Post-Infection," Michael Murphy-Corb; W995 BST, noon

Pgh. Mind-Body Ctr. Lecture

"Cerebral Blood Flow Activation Patterns in Hypertensive Individuals," Richard Jennings; 3rd fl. Mellon Inst., 4 pm

Area Studies/Global Studies AIU Workshop

"The Rose Seller," John Beverly; Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre, 5-8 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, December 14

Swimming & Diving

Christmas meet; through Dec. 16; Trees, 8 am

General Internal Medicine Conference

Erika Hoffman & Visula Muluk; 933 MUH, 9 am

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining rm. B WPU, noon-2 pm

Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar

"Genetically Engineered Animals: Designer Mice in Biomedical Research," Gregg Homanics; aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

"The Beginning of a Molecular Basis for the Formation of the Simple Stretch Reflex," Eric Frank; 1495 BST, noon

Pgh. Development Ctr. Seminar

"Realizing the Promise of Regenerative Medicine," Alan Russell; conf. aud. Magee, 3 pm

Saturday, December 15

* Fall term ends; official date for degrees awarded in fall term.

Men's Basketball vs. Rhode Island; Field House, 4 pm

Sunday, December 16

* Winter recess for students (no classes), all schools, through Jan. 6.

* Residence halls close.

Tuesday, December 18

Faculty & Staff Development Workshop

"Financial Information Overview," Kathy Tosh, Sharon Sobol, Randy DiGiorgio & Susan Ronczka; 1K56 Posvar, 9 am-noon

Philosophy Colloquium

"Self-Defeat, Publicity & Incoherence: Three Criteria for Consequentialist Theories," Ben Eggleston; 1001B CL, 10 am

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Conference

628 MUH, 11:30 am

Epidemiology Seminar

"Genetic Epidemiology of Macular Degeneration," Mi-chael Gorin; A115 Crabtree, noon

DNA Repair Videocon-ference

"Tolerating Damaged DNA," Richard Wood; S104 BST, 12:30 pm

GSPH Planning & Budget Policies Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 3 pm

WIP Conference/Magee Research Institute Seminar

"Vaginal Drug Delivery," Kristy McCullough; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Wednesday, December 19

* Fall term grade rosters due in Registrar's office by noon.

Pathology Seminar

"Making a Big Brain: Asymmetric Divisions & Beta Catenin in Cerebral Development," Anjen Chenn, Harvard; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Neurosurgery Residents Conference

James Burke; neurological surgery main conf. rm. Presby, 2 pm

Neurosurgery Patient Care Conference

Neurological surgery main conf. rm. Presby, 2:45 pm

GSPH Council Meeting

109 Parran, 4 pm

Thursday, December 20

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Impact on HIV & HCV in Hemophilia," Margaret Ragni; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

Pediatric Grand Rounds

"CPC: A 5 Month Old With Hypotonia," Kim Roth & Amy Goldstein; McCluskey Aud. Children's, 8 am

Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Center Conference

"Deformities of the Orbit: Dystopia Exorbitism & Post-traumatic Enophthalmos," James Bradley; 403 Salk, noon

Endocrine Conference

"Leptin: A Link Between Brain & Bone?" Bartolome Burguera; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

JoAnne Flynn; W995 BST, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, December 21

Pharmacology Seminar

"Hormonal Regulation of the MAP Kinase Cascade: The Role of Ras & Rap1," Philip Stork, Oregon Health & Science U," 1395 BST, noon

Saturday, December 22

Men's Basketball vs. Duquesne; Mellon Arena, 7:30 pm

Monday, December 24

* Winter recess for faculty & staff through Jan. 1. Designated University offices, including major responsibility centers & research projects, will be staffed as necessary during this period.

Saturday, December 29

Men's Basketball vs. St. Francis; Field House, 4 pm

Sunday, December 30

Women's Basketball vs. St. Francis; Field House, 2 pm


Wednesday, January 2

* All University offices & buildings reopen, including residence halls.

Men's Basketball vs. St. John's; Field House, 7:30 pm

Friday, January 4

Young Investigator-Psychiatry Seminar

"In Vivo Brain Imaging Studies of Bipolar Disorders," Jair Soares; WPIC. aud., 10:30 am

Monday, January 7

* Spring term registration period ends for all students.

* Spring term classes begin.

Tuesday, January 8

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Conference

628 MUH, 11:30 am

WIP Conference/Magee Research Institute Seminar

1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Wednesday, January 9

Neurosurgery Residents Conference

Neurological surgery main conf. rm. Presby, 2 pm

Neurosurgery Patient Care Conference

Neurological surgery main conf. rm. Presby, 2:45 pm

Thursday, January 10

Faculty & Staff Development Workshop

"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work," Linda Sturdivant; 100 Craig, 9-10:30 am

Ph.D. Defenses


"Prehistoric Inka Frontier Structure & Dynamics in the Southeastern Bolivian Chaco," Sonia Alconini; Dec. 6, 3H38 Posvar, 10 am


"Traumatic Grief Among Adolescents Exposed to their Peer's Suicide," Nadine Melhem; Dec. 6, 830 Oxford Bldg., 12:30-2:30 pm


"Decision Making & Communication Practices of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care Settings: An Ethnographic Study," Brian Houser; Dec. 6, 446 Victoria, 1 pm

Civil & Environmental Engineering

"Modeling of Jointed Rock Masses Based on the Numerical Manifold Method," Cheng-Yu Ku; Dec. 6, 931 Benedum, 3 pm

Physics & Astronomy

"Polarization Models of Early-Type Stars With Extended Atmosphere," Ryuichi Kurosawa; Dec. 7, 216 Allen, 10 am


"Microglial & Macrophage Responses Associated With the 6-Hydroxydopamine Induced Degeneration of the Nigro-striatal Pathway," Faridis Serrano; Dec. 10, A224 Langley, noon


"Harnessing Revolution: The Communist International in Central America 1929-1935," Vadim Staklo; Dec. 10, 4N27 Posvar, 1 pm

Human Genetics

"Association of Candidate Genes on Chromosome 12 in Late-onset Alzheimer's Disease," Erin Zimmer; Dec. 10, A109 Crabtree, 2 pm

Physics & Astronomy

"Theoretical Studies of Atomic & Molecular Clusters," Arnold Tharrington; Dec. 11, 316 Allen, 3:30 pm

Hispanic Languages & Literatures

"Doctor/Patient Interactions in the Context of a Socially Stigmatized Disease: The Interplay of Gender & Sexual Orientation in Medical Interviews Involving HIV/AIDS-Infected Patients," Roxana Delbene; Dec. 12, 1217B CL, 10 am

History of Art & Architecture

"Reinterpreting the Reform: A Study of the Early Careers of Ludovico, Agostino & Annibale Carracci," John Chvostal; Dec. 12, 104 FFA, 10:30 am


"Towards Sustainability: Small Scale Coffee Production in a Post Green Revolution World," Julia Smith; Dec. 12, 3D10 Posvar, 10:30 am


"James Blanton, Raymond Brown & Charles Mingus: A Study of the Development of the Double Bass in Modern Jazz," Michael Taylor; Dec. 13, 114 Music, 1 pm


"Psychosocial Resilience in Rural Adolescents: Life Orientation Perceived Social Support & Gender Differences," Kathleen Tusaie-Mumford; Dec. 14, 430 Victoria, 2-4 pm


Barco Law Library Gallery

"43212-2000 Grandview Heights & Marble Cliff, Ohio, at the Turn of the Millennium," photographs by Ken Frick; 4th fl. law, through Jan. 13, M-Th 7 am-midnight, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-midnight

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


Pgh. Repertory Theatre

"The Architect & the Emperor of Assyria," directed by Fernando Arrabal; Dec. 6-8 at 8 pm, Dec. 9 at 2 pm, Henry Heymann Theatre (4-0933)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Jan. 10. It will contain events of Jan. 10-24. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Jan. 3 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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