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July 25, 2002


Thursday, July 25

Pulmonary Lecture

"Pathophysiology of Airspace & Pulmonary Vascular Diseases," John Kreit; 628NW MUH, noon

CGS Student Info Day

4th fl. CL. 1-7 pm

UPCI Seminar

"ERCC1/Xpf Endonnuclease: Unraveling Crosslinks & Mechanism of Mammalian Aging," Laura Niedernhofer; W1395 BST, 4 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm (also Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29)

Friday, July 26

Internal Medicine Conference

Gary Fischer & Thomas Painter; 933W MUH, 9 am

Pulmonary Lecture

"Mechanical Ventilation 1," John Kreit; 628NW MUH, noon

Saturday, July 27

SAC Pitt Kennywood Day

Pavilions 13 & 16, 10:30 am-11 pm (4-4236)

Monday, July 29

Physical Therapy Clinical Grand Rounds

4060 Forbes Tower, 7 am

Pulmonary Lecture

"Mechanical Ventilation 2," John Kreit; 628NW MUH, noon

Tuesday, July 30

PACCM Joint Collaborative Research Conference

628NW MUH, 11:30 am (also Aug. 6, 13, & 20)

Wednesday, July 31

Pulmonary Lecture

"Hemodynamics 1," John Kreit; 628NW MUH, noon

PA/Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education & Training Ctr. Presentation

WPU, 6-8:30 pm (4-1895)

Thursday, August 1

Pediatric Surgery Lecture

"The Newborn as a Surgical Patient," Benedict Nwomeh; 4A485 Children's, 8 am (also Aug. 8, 15, 22, & 29)

IRB Workshop

1105 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Pulmonary Lecture

"Hemodynamics 2," John Kreit; 628NW MUH, noon

Friday, August 2

Pulmonary Lecture

628NW MUH, noon (also Aug. 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, & 29)

Monday, August 5

Pulmonary Lecture

"PFT 1," John Kreit; 628NW MUH, noon

Wednesday, August 7

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Medical Arts, noon (also Aug. 21)

Pulmonary Lecture

"PFT 2," John Kreit; 628NW MUH, noon

Thursday , August 8

Immunology Seminar

"Molecular Dissection of HCMV-Mediated Destruction of MHC Class 1 Molecules," Domenico Tortorella, Harvard; S123 BST, noon-1 pm

Pulmonary Lecture

"Exercise Physiology," Frank Sciurba; 628NW MUH, noon

Friday, August 9

Pulmonary Lecture

"Exercise Testing," Frank Sciurba; 628NW MUH, noon

Monday, August 12

GSPH Educational Policies & Curriculum Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 2 pm

Wednesday, August 14

Inst. for Entrepreneurial Excellence Training Session

"The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business"; 1K56 Posvar, 7:45-9:50 am (8-1544)

UPMC Town Hall Meeting

1103 Scaife, 11 am

Thursday, August 15

Immunology Seminar

"Expression, Regulation & Function of the Surrogate Light Chain During B Cell Development," Robert Stephan, U of Alabama; 1101 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Wednesday, August 21

GSPH Council Meeting

109 Parran, 4 pm

Thursday, August 22

Freshman Convocation

Petersen, 4-6 pm

Ph.D. Defenses

Psychology in Education

"The Examination of Local Item Dependency of NAEP Assesments Using the Testlet Model," Amy Drescher; July 25, 5H20 Posvar, 10 am


"Liturgy Avoidance & the Unity of the Euthyphro," Geoffrey Steadman; July 26, 1401 CL, 10 am

Clinical Health

"Examining Social Cognitive Models of Smoking Relapse: Joint Effects of Abstinence Self-Efficacy & Positive Smoking Outcome Expectancies," Chad Gwaltney; July 26, 510 Bellefield Professional, 10 am-noon

Environmental & Occupational Health

"Maternal & Newborn Polymorphisms in Phase I/II Metabolic Gene Contribute to Risk of Adverse Reproductive Outcomes," Tomoko Nukui; July 26, 109 Parran, 2 pm

Information Science

"The Influence of Animated Characters on Comprehension & Attention Performance in a Multimedia Presentation," Cholyeun Hongpaisanwiwat; July 29, 405 IS, 2-4 pm


"A Transient Model for Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs)", Mohsen Hajji; July 31, 330 Benedum, 10 am


"Electrophysiological Characterization of Chronic Stress-Induced Sensitization of Noradrenergis Locus Cocruleus Neutrons," Hank Jedena; July 31, A224 Langley, noon

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

"Effects of Calf Muscle Fatigue on Muscle Joint Complex Stiffness of the Lower Extremity During Functional Activities," Yan-Ying Ju; Aug. 1, 2F UPMC Sports Complex, 7-9 am


"Optical Propagation Methods for System-Level Modeling of Optical MEM Systems," Timothy Kurzweg; Aug. 1, 330 Benedum, 10 am


"The Crisis of Liberalism in Argentina; 1930-1946," Jorge Nallim; Aug. 13, 3P51 Posvar, 10:30 am


"Stakeholder Influence Strategies," Jeff Frooman; Aug. 22, 280 Mervis, noon-2 pm


"Giving Voice to the People: Rhetoric, History & Literary Representations of Social Conflict in the Late Middle Ages," Susan Dudash; Aug. 23, 1325 CL, 10 am


"Weakest Link Models for Binary-Response & Survival Data," Tom Richards; Aug. 23, A719 Crabtree, 1 pm


"Avant-Garde Composition: Pedagogies of Experimental Writing," Patricia Suzanne Sullivan; Aug. 26, 501 CL, 2-4 pm

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Aug. 29. It will contain events of Aug. 29-Sept. 12. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Aug. 22 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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