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September 1, 2005


Thursday 1

TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Session

100 Craig, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (appointment: 877/209-3136; also Sept. 2 & 12)

Immunology Seminar

“TNF & Granuloma Maintenance,” Hillarie Plessner; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Titusville Campus Academic Convocation

William Shields; veranda behind McKinney, 2 pm (814/827-4429)

Bioengineering/McGowan /Musculoskeletal Research Ctr. Seminar

William Clark; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 4 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Throwing Light on Reaction Dynamics: The H + HBr Reaction,” Richard Zare, Stanford; 12B Chevron, 4 pm

Friday 2

Information Science & Telecommunication Colloquium

“Towards Usable Web Privacy & Security,” Lorrie Cranor, CMU; 403 IS, 10:30 am-noon (4-5230)

Laboratory of Education & Research on Security Assured Info Systems Seminar

“Towards Usable Web Privacy & Security,” Lorrie Cranor, CMU, 404 IS, 2-3:30 pm (4-5230)

Psychology Lecture

“Ostracism: Effects of Being Ignored & Excluded,” Kipling Williams, Purdue; 4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Saturday 3


Notre Dame; Heinz Field, 8 pm (8-7488)

Monday 5

• University closed in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday 6

Health Services Seminar

“Systematic Reviews From Start to Finish,” Robert Cook & Kathleen McTigue; 1105 Scaife, noon (412/692-4853)

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Wednesday 7

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Michael Espiritu & Champ Baker; LHAS aud., 7-8 am

Pharmacology Seminar

“Mechanisms of Bladder Sensation: Urothelium & Myofibroblasts,” Christopher Fry, Univ. College London; 1395 BST, 11 am

Pathology Seminar

“Integrated Molecular Oncology: From Biomarkers to Biology,” Arul Chinnayan, U of MI; 1104 Scaife, noon

Women’s Studies Lunch

“Learn More About Care: The PA Campaign to Pass Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Legislation,” Melissa Bell, Erica Fricke & Jodi Hirsch; 2201 Posvar, noon (4-6485)

Heinz Chapel Student Recital

Pitt String Quartet, Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm (also Sept. 14)

Thursday 8

Vanguard One-on-One Info Session

1st fl. meeting rm. Craig, 9 am-4:30 pm (800/662-0106; also Sept 13, 14 & 15)

Immunology Seminar

“Mechanisms That Regulate Lymphocyte Homeostasis & Autoimmune Diseases,” Binfeng Lu; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Ctr. for National Preparedness Seminar

“Regional Initiatives for Homeland Security,” Mike Comisky, Pgh. Regional Business Coalition for Homeland Security; 5th fl. Alumni, 3-4 pm (4-2677)

Book Ctr./Univ. Press Book Signing

“Harry, Tom & Father Rice: Accusation & Betrayel in America’s Cold War,” John Hoerr; Book Ctr., 6-8 pm (8-1453)

Medicine Lecture

“The Feminine Touch: Women & the American Medical Profession,” Hughes Evans, AL Birmingham; aud. 6 Scaife, 7 pm (8-2040)

Heinz Chapel Concert

“From Europe to America,” Airplay Wind Trio; Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

Friday 9

• Add/drop period ends.

HPI Governance Briefing

“Board Strategies: Responses to Challenges & Opportunities,” Karma Bass; PAA, 8-9:30 am (4-6104)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“The Berlin School and Its Transatlantic Fate,” Nicholas Rescher, philosophy, 817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Slovak Roundtable Discussion

1501 Posvar, 1:30 pm

Academic Career Development Postdoctoral Professionalism Lecture

“Maximizing Your Postdoctoral Success: An Orientation to a Full Academic & Social Life in Pittsburgh” 1105 Scaife, 2-5 pm

Sunday 11

Monday 12

Bible Study/Devotional

“Don’t Waste Your Life: Making Much of Christ From 9 to 5”; 540 WPU, 7:30-8:30 am (RSVP:

WPIC/Medicine Symposium

“Search for Treatments in Early Psychoses”; Sheraton, Station Square, 8 am-5 pm

Senate Council Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Tuesday 13

Clinical Research/Health Sciences/Research on Health Care Seminar

“Mentoring & Developing an Academic Clinical Research Career,” Jennifer Grandis, & Harold Alan Pincus, medicine; LHAS aud. Montefiore, 8-9:30 am (8-9114)

Faculty & Staff Blood Drive

Lower lounge WPU, 8 am-4 pm, 1 st fl. conf. rm. Victoria, 8 am-2 pm (412/209-7035)

Office of Research/NCURA Video Workshop

“Best Practices in Research Compliance: Update on Policies & Regulations & Implementation at Institutions”; 211 Lawrence, 11:30 am-3:30 pm

Health Services Seminar

Carmen Guerra; 1105 Scaife, noon (412/692-4853)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“What Is Science? Part I: The Short Answer,” Paul Hoyningen-Huene, U of Hannover, 817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Wednesday 14

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Adam Shimer & Rubin Bashir; LHAS aud., 7-8 am

FSDP Workshop

“Writing With Style: Official University Style That Is,” Terry Capp, Colleen Mayoski & Shannon Proud; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (register: 4-8046)

OIS Program

“Passport to the University & the City”; Dining Rm. B WPU, noon-1:30 pm


“What Do You Need to Know to Become a Young, Professional Leader?” Heather Arnet, Women’s & Girls Foundation; Gregg Behr, Forbes Funds; Corilyn Shropshire, Post Gazette; 2500 Posvar, noon-2 pm (4-2677)

Pathology Seminar

“Tumor Suppressor Rb & Oncoprotein Skp2 in Cell Proliferation & Survival,” Liang Zhu, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; 1104 Scaife, noon

SAC Meeting

532 Alumni; 12:15 pm

CGS Adult Student Info Sessions

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 12:30-2 pm & 6-7:30 pm (4-6600)

Thursday 15

FSDP Workshop

“Positive Steps Toward Wellness,” Flo Van Cara; 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am (register: 4-8046)

Biostatistics Lecture

“Responder Analysis in Longitudinal Studies With Missing Data,” Kaifeng Lu, Merck; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Pitt/CMU Philosophy of Science Talk

“What Is Science? Part II: The Long Answer,” Paul Hoyningen-Huene, U of Hannover, A53 Baker, CMU, 4:30 pm (4-1052)

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Are Reproductive Rights in Danger? Recent Developments in U.S. Law,” Sue Frietsche; 107 Law, 6 pm (4-6485)

Medicine Lecture

“Bypass Surgery Versus Angioplasty: Which Is Right for You?” Katherine Detre; aud. 6 Scaife, 7 pm (8-2040)

Ph.D. Defenses


“Czech Balneotherapy: From Public Health to Health Tourism,” Amy Speier; Sept. 1, 3106 Posvar, 1 pm


“Inhabiting the Epistemic Frame of Mind: Plato’s Protagoras & the Socratic Denial of Akrasia,” David Berger; Sept. 2, 1001B CL, 11 am


“Microbial Stimulation by Mycoplasma Fementans Synergistically Amplifies IL-6 Release by Human Lung Fibroblasts in Response to Residual Oil Fly Ask & Nickel Sulfate,” Fei Gao; Sept. 2, 5th fl. conf. rm. Cellomics Bldg., 1-3 pm


“Predictors of Sexual Behavior Among Korean College Students: Testing the Theory of Planned Behavior,” Eunseok Cha; Sept. 13, 446 Victoria, 10 am


Allegheny Observatory Open House

Deadline for reservations is Sept. 16 for Sept. 23 event. (412/321-2400)

Teaching Evaluation Surveys

Request forms due Sept. 16 to G39 CL. (4-6147)

GSPIA Ethics & Accountability in Public Service Papers

Submissions due Nov. 1 to 3913 Posvar or (8-1336)


Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Passages II: Pinhole to Digital,” photographs by John Forbes; Sept. 9-Oct. 28, opening reception Sept. 9, 5-8 pm, Barco Law Library, M-Th, 10 am-8 pm, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-11:45 pm, (412/648-1376)

Hillman Library Exhibit

“Indigo Bird,” through Sept. 12; “Le Petit Caporal,” Sept. 13-26; Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

Falk Library Exhibit

“Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians”; through Oct. 14, Falk Library, M-Th 7am-midnight, F 7 am-10 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-10 pm, Sun. 9:30-midnight (8-2040)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Sept. 15. It will contain events of Sept. 15-29. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Sept. 8 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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