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January 24, 2002


Thursday, January 24

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Recent Developments in Breast Cancer Adjuvant Therapy," Eleftherios Mamounas; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

Pediatric Grand Rounds

"Challenges of Weapons of Mass Destruction," Michael Allswede; McClusky aud. Children's, 8 am

Endocrine Research Conference

"An Oxytocin 'Knockout' Mouse: A Model for Studying the Central Nervous System Effects of This Peptide," Janet Amico; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

"Oral Immunization for Hepatitis B: Preclinical Data & Results of a Phase I/II Clinical Trial," Yasmin Thanavala, Roswell Park Cancer Inst.; W995 BST, noon

Pulmonary Radiology Case Conference

Christopher Tsai; 628 NW MUH, noon

Sleep Medicine Conference

"Topics in Sleep Medicine-Upper Airway Surgery," 628 NW MUH, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Physiological Ecology of a Secondary Metabolite: Function & Regulation of Isoprene Production by Plants," Manuel Lerdau, SUNY; 169 Crawford, 4 pm

Religious Studies Lecture

"From Medieval Text to Renaissance Book: Judah Halevi's Book of the Kuzari in 16th-Century Italy," Adam Shear; 116 CL, 4:30 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture

"Leonardo da Vinci: Revolutionizing Italian Renaissance Painting," David Wilkins; 118 Village Hall, UPG, 7 pm

Ctr. for W. European Studies Film

"Manneken Pis"; Carnegie Museum of Art, 7:30 pm (also Jan. 26)

Friday, January 25

Medical Grand Rounds

"Caring for the Elderly Patients at the End of Life: How Does Age Matter?" Gary Winzelberg; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am

Psychiatry Lecture

"Children's Mental Health as a Public Health Issue," Jane Costello; WPIC aud., 10:30 am

Information Sciences Colloquium

"Digital Library Support of Teaching & Learning," Edward Fox, VA Tech; 501 IS, 11 am

East Asian Languages & Literatures Talk

"Propaganda or Naivete? Miyamoto Yuriko's Soveto Kiku," George Sipos; 1401 CL, noon

Pathology/Magee Inst. Seminar

"Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome, STk11 Gene & Associated Gynecologic & Breast Pathology," Tim Zheng, Brown; 2131 Magee, noon

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

Prabir Ray; 628 NW MUH, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

"A Re-examination of Zeno's Paradox of Extension," Philip Ehrlich, OU; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Biomedical Informatics Colloquium

"Evolving Developments of Terminology Standards," Judy Ozbolt; 4060 Forbes Tower, 2 pm

Pgh. Development Ctr. Stem Cell Meeting

"Hematopoetic Cell Work," Tao Cheng, & "Stem Cells of the Conducting Airway Epithelium," Barry Stripp; 2131 Magee, 3 pm

Ctr. for W. European Studies Film

"Djomeh"; Carnegie Museum of Art, 7:30 pm (also Jan. 27, 5 pm)

Saturday, January 26

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

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

Sunday, January 27

Women's Gymnastics vs. Penn State; Field House, 7 pm

Monday, January 28

UPMC Blood Drives

1104 Scaife, 7:30 am-1 pm (also Jan. 29, 10 am-4 pm & Jan. 30, 8 am-2 pm)

History Lecture

"Constructing North America: Transnational Railroads & Transnational Space Before NAFTA," Donna Gabaccia, UNC Charlotte; 2K56 Posvar, 11 am

Greensburg Campus Lecture

"Leonardo: The Architect, Engineer & Scientist," Guy Nicoletti; 118 Village Hall, UPG, 11:30 am

Pathology Seminar

"Assessment of HER-2/neu Status in Breast Cancer: Opportunity & Challenge for Pathologists," Sijian Wang, MD Anderson Cancer Ctr.; 2131 Magee, noon

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Role of E-cadherin in Tumor Suppression," Cara Gottardi, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr.; 169 Crawford, 4 pm

Pgh. Chamber Music Concert

American String Quartet; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (4-4129)

Tuesday, January 29

Blood Drives

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 8 am-6 pm; 1st fl. Victoria, 9 am-3 pm (412/209-7000)

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Conference

Thomas Kleyman; 628 NW MUH, 11:30 am

Ctr. for Research on Health Care/VA Ctr. for Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

"Personal Illness Models for Depression: Integrating Quantitative & Qualitative Methods to Understand Pathways to Depression Care in Diverse Populations," Charlotte Brown; 1105 A/B Scaife, noon

Epidemiology Workshop

"Clinical Parameters Associated With Falls in Older Adults With Vestibular Dysfunction," Greg Marchetti; A622 Crabtree, noon

HA & A Colloquium

"Slumming in the Forest of Arden: Art, Nature & Victorian Self-Discovery," Kirk Savage; 203 FFA, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

"Creating a Neocortical Area," Elizabeth Grove; 1495 BST, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

"Superstring Theory & Empirical Testability," Reiner Hedrich, Germany; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

UPCI/Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Seminar

"Viral Regulation of Ubiquitination & Endocytosis in Immune Evasion by Kaposi's Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus," Laurent Coscoy; 1295 BST, 3:30 pm

Magee Research Inst. Seminar

"The Expression & Regulation of Smads in the Reproductive Tissue," Jian Xu; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Wednesday, January 30

HA & A Lecture

"Why Holocaust Museums & Centers in America?" Linda Hurwitz, UJF of Pgh.; 204 FFA, noon

Maud L. Menten Pathology Lecture

"Vascular Endothelium: A Dynamically Mutable Interface in Health & Disease," Michael Gimbrone, Brigham & Women's Hospital; 1105 Scaife, noon

Ophthalmology Seminar

"The Role of Telomerase in Cell & Tissue Engineering," Jerry Shay; S100A BST, noon

Neurosurgery Residents Conference

Atul Patel; Presby neurological surgery main conf. rm., 2 pm

Neurosurgery Patient Care Conference

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

Health Policy Inst. Lecture

"Making the Model T: From Prototypes to Routine Good Care for Fatal Chronic Illness," Joanne Lynn, Rand Center to Improve Care of the Dying; GSPH aud., 4-5:30 pm

Thursday, January 31

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Management of Patients at High Risk for Breast Cancer," Sharmila Ahmed, & "Pregnancy & Breast Cancer," Priya Rastogi; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

Pediatric Grand Rounds

"Neonatal Seizures: Where We've Been & Where We Are Now," Michael Painter; McClusky aud. Children's, 8 am

Student Health Service Health Fair

"A Healthier You In 2002," WPU Assembly Rm., 11 am-4 pm

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Where to Put the Lever? Autonomy & System Reform," Joanne Lynn, GW; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Endocrine Research Conference

"PTH Action in the Kidney (A Hard Beginning Maketh a Good Ending)," Peter Friedman; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

"Recovery of the Endogenous Insulin Regulation in the Diabetic NOD Mouse," Tatiana Zorina; W995 BST, noon

Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch

"Essays of Literature & Culture," Marianne Novy; 901 CL, noon

Biostatistics Seminar

"Functional Mixed Effects Models," Wensheng Guo; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

French & Italian Lecture

"Ceci n'est pas un Cinema: Reflections on the Surreality of Belgian Film," Philip Mosley, Penn; 203 Lawrence, 3:30 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"The Retinoblastoma (RB) Pathway in Chlamydomonas: A Link Between Cell Size, Cell Cycle Control & Multicellular Evolution," James Umen, Washington U; 169 Crawford, 4 pm

Children's Hospital Pediatric Research Seminar

"Lyn-GADD34 Interaction: A Question of Life or Death," Anatoly Grishin; B-fl. conf. ctr. Children's, 4 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture

"Leonardo da Vinci, Cultural Hero: Is His Scientific Legacy Fact or Fiction?" Claire Farago, U of CO; Ferguson Theatre, UPG, 7 pm

Ctr. for W. European Studies Film

"The Promise"; Carnegie Museum of Art, 7:30 pm (also Feb. 2)


Friday, February 1

Health Policy Inst. Governance Initiative Briefings

"Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities: Why Diversity Among Boards of Directors Matters," Stephen Thomas; Univ. Club, 8-9:30 am (to register: 4-6104)

Psychiatry Lecture

"Human Sleep & Circadian Rhythms: How Growing Old Is Like Flying in Space," Timothy Monk; WPIC aud., 10:30 am

Women's Studies Undergraduate Luncheon

WPU Ballrm., 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Connecting Signaling & Cell Cycle Progression in Growth Factor-Stimulated Cells," Andrius Kazlauskas, Harvard; 1395 BST, noon

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

"The Cardiovascular Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea: The Bedside, the Community & the Process," Mark Sanders; 628 NW MUH, noon

Neurosurgery Chairman/Residents Conference

"PA Superior Court Case," Alan Meisel; Presby neurological surgery main conf. rm., 4 pm

Ctr. for W. European Studies Film

"Through the Sunglasses"; Carnegie Museum of Art, 7:30 pm (also Feb. 3, 5 pm)

Saturday, February 2

Surgery Grand Rounds

"Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Current & Evolving Therapies," Yuman Fong; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 9 am

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

Sunday, February 3

African-American Read-in

Ogle Duff, education; Oakland's 1st Baptist Church, 2 pm

Monday, February 4

Ctr. for Research in Chronic Disorders Presentation

"Patient Adherence to Medical Treatment Regimens: The Action Is in the Interaction," Alan Christensen, U of IA; 125 Victoria, noon-1:30 pm

Neurobiology Seminar

"A Functional Genomics Approach to the Neurobiology of Drug Abuse," Michael Miles; 1495 BST, noon

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"The Establishment & Inheritance of Epigenetic States in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae," Ann Kirchmaier, UC Berkley; 169 Crawford, 4 pm

LSC Workshop

"Speed Reading," 1st of 4 sessions; 311 WPU, 5-7 pm (to register: 8-7920)

Tuesday, February 5

LSC Workshop

"Graduate Entrance Exam Verbal Prep Workshop"; 1st of 2 sessions, 311 WPU, 11:30 am-1 pm (to register: 8-7920)

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine Conference

628 NW MUH, 11:30 am

HA & A Colloquium

"Verres? Roman Values: Acquisition & Public Image in Late Republican Rome," Anne Weis; 203 FFA, noon

Ctr. for Research on Health Care/VA Ctr. for Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

"The Full Costs of the System of Care: Cost-Shifting Across Child-Serving Agencies," Mi-chael Foster; 1105 A/B Scaife, noon

NIH Training Programs in Neuroscience Seminar

"Searching for a Neurobiology of Depression: Molecules & Circuits of Emotion," Huda Akil; WPIC aud., 4 pm

Magee Research Inst. Seminar

"Extranuclear Functions of Cyclin Dependent Kinase Inhibitors in Normal Cells & in Cancers," Richard Steinman; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

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

Wednesday, February 6

International Studies Fair

WPU, 10 am-5 pm

Ctr. for Research on Health & Sexual Orientation

"How Do Adolescents Know They're Gay?" Mark Friedman; LRDC conf. rm., noon-1 pm

Gallery Talk

"The Holocaust in the Paintings of Valentin Lustig," Univ. Art Gallery, noon

Neurosurgery Patient Care Conference

Presby neurological surgery main conf. rm., 2 pm

Linguistics Talk

"Presuppositions & Relevance," Mandy Simons, CMU; 144 CL 3 pm

Neurosurgery Residents Conference

Vincent Traynelis; Presby neurological surgery main conf. rm., 3 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

"A View of the Pore Region of the Epithelial Sodium Channel," Thomas Kleyman; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

Rascher Saxophone Quartet; Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Thursday, February 7

Research Conduct & Compliance Office Seminar

"Fundamentals of Laboratory Animal Research-Small Animal Training," Denise Capozzi; S100A BST, 10 am

Endocrine Research Conference

"Hepatocyte Growth Factor in Pancreatic Beta Cell Growth & Function. Possible Therapeutic Implications?" Adolfo Garcia-Ocana; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

"Unraveling Complex Disease: Genetic Regulation of Type 1 Diabetes," Jayne Danska, Hospital for Sick Children Research Inst.; 1105 A/B BST, noon

Research Conduct & Compliance Office Seminar

"Fundamentals of Laboratory Animal Research-Large Animal Training," Robert Wagner; S100A BST, 1 pm

Sleep Medicine Conference

628 NW MUH, 4 pm

Bioengineering Lecture

"A Bioengineer's Prospective of Cardiovascular Function & Disease," Sanjeev Shroff; FFA aud., 7 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm

Ctr. for W. European Studies Film

"Rosie: The Devil in My Head"; Carnegie Museum of Art, 7:30 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Lecture

Jayne Phillips, novelist & short story writer; FFA aud. 8:15 pm

Men's Basketball vs. Seton Hall; Field House, 9 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


"Baroreflex Influences on Thirst & Vasopressin Release," Alan Sved; Jan. 25, LRDC 2nd fl. aud., 9:30 am


"Homogeneity in Aristotle's Metaphysics," Heike Sefrin-Weis; Jan. 25, 1401 CL, 10 am


"Assessment & Improvement of Neural Network," Youngju Lee; Jan. 25, 5B56 Posvar, noon

Nutritional Epidemiology

"The Relationship Between Insulin Resistance Syndrome, Body Fat Distribution, Dietary Intake Variables & Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Obese Type 2 Diabetics," Refaat Hegazi; Jan. 25, A117 Crabtree, noon

Social Work

"Improving the Organ Donation Process: Can Social Work Help?" Dean Leahy; Jan. 28, 2112 CL, 10 am

Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology

"Regulation of Molecular & Postendocytic Trafficking in Polarized Epithelial Cells," Som-Ming Leung; Jan. 28, F1145 PUH, 2 pm


"Tree-Structured Modeling for Interval-Censored Survival Data," Yanming Yin; Feb. 7, A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

"The Real Thing," directed by Matthew Kopans; through Feb. 3, T-Sat. 8 pm & Sun. 2 pm, Henry Heymann Theatre (4-0933)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

"Whispers Want to Holler," directed by Vernell Lillie; Jan. 24-Feb. 9, Th.-Sat. 8 pm & Sun. 4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Masonic (4-7298)

Titusville Theatre

"Cellist Mikhail Istomin & His Piano Trio," Feb. 6, 7:30 pm, Henne Aud., UPT (814/827-4460)


Faculty Research Grants

Applications for grants due by Jan. 25. (4-2763)

Innovation in Education 2002 Awards

Proposals due by Jan. 29 to the Provost's Office.

Asian Studies Grants

Applications due by Jan. 30. ASP website:

University Times Books & Journals Supplement

Books & Journals supplement forms due by Jan. 31 to 308 Bellefield. (4-4644)

Teaching Evaluation Surveys

Survey request forms due by Jan. 31 to G-39 CL for spring term. (4-6147)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Feb. 7. It will contain events of Feb. 7-21. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Jan. 31 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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