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May 2, 2002


Thursday, May 2

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

"Visualizing Phosphoinositide Metabolism During Phagosome Formation & Maturation," Sergio Grinstein; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 10:30 am

Endocrine Research Conference

"Insulin & IGF-1 Signaling in the B-cell: Lessons From Tissue Specific Knockout Studies," Rohit Kulkami; 1195 BST, noon

HR Benefits Fair

2K56 Posvar, noon-2 pm

Immunology Seminar

"Stat3: No Longer Just a Cytokine Signal Transducer," Richard Steinman; W995 BST, noon

IRB Workshop

Dennis Swanson; 1105 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"New Strategies & Methods in Natural Products Synthesis," Emmanuel Theodorakis, UC San Diego, 2:30 pm; "Serotonin & the Misbehaving Brain," Ann Andrews, Penn State; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Seminar

"Patterning Matters: Deciphering the Mechanisms of Cellular Organization in the Zebrafish Retina," Xiangyun Wei; 1295 BST, 3:30 pm

Sleep Medicine Conference

628NW MUH, 4 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Philosophy of Science in Italy: The Epistemology of Psychoanalysis as a Case Study," Alessandro Pagnini, U of Florence; FFA aud., 5:30 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm

Russian Film Symposium Screening

"Khrustalev, My Car"; CMA Theater, 7:30 pm

Friday, May 3

WPIC Educational Conference

Radisson Hotel, Greentree, 8 am-4:15 pm (412/605-1215)

Psychiatry Lecture

"Are Helices in Prion Protein (PrPc) Frustrated?" Devarajan Thirumalai; S121 BST, 10:30 am

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon-2 pm

LINCS International Collection Drive

WPU, noon-5 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Cellular Signaling-Coordinating the Activities of Protein Phosphates & Kinases," David Brautigan, U of VA; 1395 BST, noon

NE Assn. for Language Learning Technology Conference

"The Language Media Ctr.: Not Just Another Computer Lab"; Robert Henderson, Language Media Ctr. CL, 1-7 pm (also May 4, 8:30 am-6:30 pm, May 5, 8:30 am-1 pm)

Pgh. Development Ctr. Seminar

"Visualizing Development & Disease Using Magnetic Resonance Microscopy," Eric Athens; Magee conf. aud., 3 pm

Neurodegenerative Disorders Lecture

"The Role of Radiosurgery in the Treatment of Movement Disorders," Douglas Kondziolka; 1104 Scaife, 3-4 pm

Russian Film Symposium Screening

"Moscow"; CMA Theater, 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 4

Dental Seminar

"Correlations & Oral Manifestations of Systematic Diseases," Alan Drinnan; aud. 5 & 6 Scaife, 8:30 am

Surgery Grand Rounds

"Chronic Pancreatitis," Richard Bell; "Abdominal Apoplexy," Vaishali Schuchert; "Peritoneal Mesothelioma," Matthew Schuchert; S100A BST, 9 am

Russian Film Symposium Screening

"Taxi Blue"; CMA Theater, 11 am-1 pm

Baseball Vs. Georgetown; Trees Field, noon & 2 pm (also May 5, noon)

Johnstown Campus Commencement

Bill Cosby, speaker; UPJ Sports Ctr., 2 pm

UPMC Marathon Training Seminar

3 Rivers Rm. Wm. Penn Hotel, Downtown, 2-4 pm

Sunday, May 5

* Summer term: Residence halls open.

Monday, May 6

* Summer term registration period ends & classes begin.

Research in Chronic Disorders Lecture

"Genetic Correlates of Normal Variation in Behavioral & Biological Traits," Stephen Manuck, psychology; 125 Victoria, noon-1:30 pm (4-7838)

Tuesday, May 7

Neurodegenerative Disorders Lecture

"An Unexpected Life in Research," Julius Axelrod, NIH; S120 BST, 10-11 am

Pulmonary, Allergy, & Critical Care Medicine Seminar

628 NW MUH, 11:30 am (also May 14)

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

"Practiced-Based Project on Medication Management Decisions in Schizophrenia," Mark Olfson; 1105 A/B Scaife, noon

HR Benefit Fair

Ballrm. WPU, noon-2 pm

Neurobiology Seminar

"Vesicle Dynamics & Neuropeptide Release," Edwin Levitan; 1495 BST, noon

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Magee Seminar

Pamela Moalli; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Wednesday, May 8

Urology & Spinal Cord Lecture

"Biomarkers of Bladder Cancer in Individuals With SCI," Robert Getzenberg; S100A BST, 8:45 am

Dental Education Seminar

"Tissue Engineering in Regenerating Therapy," Bruce Doll; 2148 Salk, 9 am

UPMC Town Hall Meeting

Rm. A 4th fl. MUH, 11 am

Pathology Seminar

"Benign Breast Disease & the Subsequent Risk of Breast Cancer," James Connolly, Harvard; 1104 Scaife, noon

Staff Association Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 12:15 pm

Neurosurgery Residents Conference

Elizabeth Kabara; 4th fl. neurological surgery conf. rm. Presby, 2 pm

Neurosurgery Patient Care Conference

4th fl. neurological surgery conf. rm. Presby, 2:45 pm

Family House Benefit Concert

Capitol Steps; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm

Thursday, May 9

Pediatric Grand Rounds

"CPC: An 18-Month-Old With Developmental Regression & Seizures," Jayme Weiner & Ira Bergman; McCluskey Aud. Children's, 8 am

Pediatric Surgery Lecture

"Male, Female Genitalia, Ambiguous Genitalia," Eugene Wiener; 4A496 Children's, 8-9 am

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Nonsurgical Aspects of HCC Treatment," Andrew Laman; "Cox-2 in Lung Cancer," Sakkariappan Ramalingam; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

Endocrine Research Conference

"Fatty Acid Metabolism in Obesity," Michael Jensen; 1195 BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

"In Vitro Generation of Murine Bone Marrow Derived Dendritic Cell Types 1 & 2," Rafael Flores; "HPV Vaccines: VLP's & Other Stuff," Dominic Warrino; W995 BST, noon

Chemistry Colloquium

"Natural Products & Natural Product Libraries," Jon Clardy, Cornell; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

Pediatric Research Seminar

"Fractures, Biomechanics & Child Abuse," Mary Pierce; B fl. conf. rm. Children's, 4 pm

Sleep Medicine Conference

628 NW MUH, 4 pm

Provost's Inaugural Lecture

"On Information Asymmetry," Kuldeep Shastri, Roger S. Ahlbrandt Chair in Finance, Katz; FFA aud., 4 pm

ASDA Grand Rounds

"Oral Complications of Type 1 Diabetes," Paul Moore; 2148 Scaife, 4:30 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, May 10

Cardiology Conference

S100A BST, 7:30 am

General Internal Medicine Conference

Lawrence Gerber & Warren Coax; 933 W MUH, 9 am

Endocrine Conference

"Diabetic Retinopathy," Jake Waxman; E1195 BST, 9:30 am

Summer Instructional Development Institute Workshop

"Designing Academic Tests," Carol Baker, OMET; J.W. Connelly Ballrm., Masonic, 10 am-1 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Protection Against Genomic Damage by Base Excision Repair & DNA Polymerase Beta," Samuel Wilson, NIH; 1395 BST, noon

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

"Sleep-Induced Periodic Breathing & the Apneic Threshold," Jerome Dempsey; 628 NW MUH, noon

Pgh. Development Ctr. Seminar

Kyle Orwig; Magee conf. aud., 3 pm

Saturday, May 11

Cardiology Seminar

S100A BST, 6:30 am

Monday, May 13

* Summer 12-week, 6-week-1, 4-week-1 sessions registration period ends & classes begin.

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Tuesday, May 14

Office of Research/NCURA Satellite Broadcast

"The True Cost of Compliance & Why We Must Invest"; 1M56 Posvar, 11:30 am-3:30 pm (4-7410)

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

"Women's Health," Suzanne Wenzel; 1105 A/B Scaife, noon

GSPH Educational Policies & Curriculum Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 2 pm

Magee Seminar

Michael Corb; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Baseball Vs. Youngstown; Trees Field, 7 pm

Wednesday, May 15

* Summer 4-week-1 & 6-week-1 sessions add/drop period ends.

W. European Studies Seminar

"Comparative Regionalism: European Union & MERCOSUR"; 2P56 Posvar, 8:30 am-2:30 pm (412/383-7694)

UPCI Seminar

"DNA Double-Strand Break Repair in Eukaryotes," Patrick Sung; 1395 BST, 1 pm

Neurosurgery Residents Conference

Alan Scarrow; 4th fl. neurological surgery conf. rm. Presby, 2 pm

Neurosurgery Patient Care Conference

4th fl. neurological surgery conf. rm. Presby, 2:45 pm

GSPH Council Meeting

109 Parran, 4 pm

Baseball Vs. Kent; Trees Field, 7 pm

Thursday 16

Pediatric Grand Rounds

"Child Sexual Abuse: Diagnosis & Management for the Primary Care Provider," Lori Roediger; McCluskey Aud. Children's, 8 am

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"From Cell Motility to Platelet Preservation," Thomas Stossel; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

Pediatric Surgery Lecture

"Hemangioma, Lymphangioma," James Lynch; 4A496 Children's, 8-9 am

ADRC Lecture

"Neuropsychological Predictors of Dementia in the Cardiovascular Health Study," Judith Saxton; 1104 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Endocrine Research Conference

"Cell Biology of Infertility Therapies: Art Before Science?" Gerald Schatten; 1195 BST, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Colonic Adenoma-Adenocarcinoma Progression as a Model of Cancer Development," Mona Melhem; 1104 Scaife, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm

Ph.D. Defenses

Information Sciences

"Evolutionary Change in the Development of the Accession Record in Three American Natural History Museums," Bernadette Callery; May 7, 605 IS, 3:30-5:30 pm

Political Science

"Tropical Leviathan: The State in Brazilian Political Thought From Colony to New Republic," Robert Chisholm; May 9, 4L51 Posvar, 11 am


"Estimation of Prediction Error & Measurement Error Adjustment Using the Resampling Approach," Wei Li; May 9, A115 Crabtree, 2 pm

Political Science

"Impact of Political Corruption On System Support in Nicaragua," Maria Scarfo; May 10, 4L51 Posvar, 10 am


"Essays on Bargaining Institutions in Labor & Legal Settings," Claudia Landeo; May 13, 4P51 Posvar, 3-5 pm


Russian Film Symposium Exhibition

"Phantom Installations"; Carnegie Art Museum, through May 4, noon-4 pm


Komen Pgh. Race for the Cure

Walk-in registration is May 7 & 8, noon-8 pm at Posvar, $20; race day registration at Flagstaff Hill in the red balloon tent is May 12, 6:30-8 am, $30. (412/521-2873)

Faculty & Staff Benefits Open Enrollment

Deadline for enrollment is May 24.

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Manuscripts due to University Press by June 30.

Event deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published May 16. It will contain events of May 16-30. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm May 9 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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