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November 10, 2005


Thursday 10

• 412 Pgh. Creative Nonfiction Festival through Nov. 12; information available at

FSDP Workshop

“Managing Performance,” John Greeno & Mark Burdsall; 342 Craig, 9 am-12:30 pm (register: 4-8046)

Johnstown Campus Art Show

Blackington, Krebs & Biddle, 10 am-8 pm (814/269-2080)

Asian Studies Lecture

“China’s Management Buyouts in Fiction & Fact,” William Crawford, East Asian; 4130 Posvar, noon

Bioethics & Health Law Mark A. Nordenberg Law & Psychiatry Lecture

“Is Competency to Stand Trial Assessed Competently?” Grant Morris, U of San Diego; Teplitz Courtrm. Law, noon-1 pm

Immunology Seminar

“Cell-Based Strategies for Prolongation of Composite Tissue Allograft Survival,” Maryam Feili Hariri, medicine; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Race & Social Problems/Maurice Falk Fund Film

“Race: The Power of an Illusion, Part 3: The House We Live In”; 2017 CL, noon-2 pm

Chemistry Bayer Lecture

“Fundamental Studies of Molecularly Assembled Polymer Thin Films,” Michael Rubner, MIT; 12 Chevron, 2:30 pm (4-8200)

Biostatistics Seminar

“Rodeo: Sparse Nonparametric Regression in High Dimensions,” Larry Wasserman, CMU; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Kevin Furlong, Penn; 11 Thaw, 4-5 pm

CGS Nontraditional Student Event

“The CGS Stories Project”; McCarl Ctr. conf. rm. CL, 5-6 pm

East Asian Korean Film

“A Family”; 4130 Posvar, 6-8:30 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

N727 Montefiore, 6-7:30 pm

French & Italian Film

“Inch Allah Dimanche”; Bellefield aud., 7 pm (4-6263)

Johnstown Campus Concert

Kathy Mattea; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 8 pm (tickets: 800/846-2787)

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Reading

Michael Ondaatje, author; Lawrence aud., 8 pm (4-6506)

Friday 11

Inst. for Entrepreneurial Excellence Seminar

“The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”; 104 Mervis, 7:30-10 am (4-1542)

FSDP Workshop

“Professionalism in an Evolving Workplace,” Laura Maxwell; 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am (register: 4-8046)

Trustees Property & Facilities Committee Meeting

2700 Posvar, 10:50 am

Jewish Studies Lecture

“Out for Love: A Talk by the Director,” Dan Katzir; 1500 Posvar, 11 am-noon (4-2279)

Pharmacology Seminar

“Integration of MAP Kinase & Progesterone Receptor Signaling in Breast Cancer Cell Models,” Carol Lange, MN Cancer Ctr.; 1395 BST, noon (412/383-7757)

GSPIA Open House

“Master of Public & International Affairs”; 3610 Posvar, 1-3 pm

Laboratory of Education & Research on Security Assured Info Systems Seminar

“Enabling Secure Communications in Senior Sensor Networks,” Mohamed Eltoweissy, VA Tech; 404 IS, 2-3:30 pm (4-5230)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Testing Newton, Then & Now: The Logic of Evidence in Gravity Research From Newton Through the 20th Century,” George Smith, MIT & Tufts; 2500 Posvar, 3:30 pm (4-1052)

Music Colloquium

“Conlon Nancarrow’s Study #44 for Two Player Pianos: A Musical Solution to the Problem of Synchronization,” Helena Bugallo; 132 Music, 4 pm (4-4125)

REES/Art History/Studio Arts Lecture

“Body, Knowledge, Passport,” Tanja Ostojic; FFA aud., 5 pm (412/478-6875)

French & Italian Film

“Viva Laldjerie”; Bellefield aud., 7 pm (4-6263)

Saturday 12

• Decorated Nationality Rooms on display Nov. 13-Jan. 13. Call 4-6000 for tour information.

Football Vs. Conn.; Heinz Field, noon

Univ. Art Gallery Lecture

“The Art of Willie Cole,” Vanessa German, Women of Vision Inc.; FFA gallery, 2 pm (8-2423)

French & Italian Film

“Les Suspects”; Bellefield aud., 7 pm (4-6263)

Sunday 13

Turkish Nationality Room Committee/Turkish American Student Assn. Art Sale & Exhibition

Lower lounge WPU, 10 am-5 pm (also Nov. 14; 412/563-6485)

Turkish Nationality Room Design Unveiling

Lower lounge WPU, 7 pm (412/563-3727)

Monday 14

Greensburg Campus Fitness for Life Screening

Village, UPG, 7-11 am (register: 888/553-8762)

Diabetes Summit

Herberman Conf. Ctr. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside Hospital, 8:30 am-5 pm (7-3555)

TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Session

100 Craig, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (appointment: 877/209-3136; also Nov. 17, 18, 21 & 22)

Biological Science Seminar

“Growth Control by TGF-beta & MicroRNA’s,” Richard Padgett, Rutgers; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Music on the Edge/Asian Studies Concert

Wu Man, pipa; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (tickets: 412/394-3353)

Tuesday 15

Faculty & Staff Blood Drive

Lobby Victoria, 8 am-2 pm & lower lounge WPU, 8 am-4 pm (appt: 4-7702)

FSDP Workshop

“Time & Attendance Record Keeping,” Aynsley Diemert & Jennifer Beu; 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am (register: 4-8046)

Enterprise Development Educational Session

“How Can I Get Industry Interested in My Research?”; Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside Hospital, noon (412/623-3207)

Health Services Seminar

“Cost-Effectiveness of a Physical Activity Intervention Trial: Results of Project STRIDE,” Mary Ann Sevick; 1105 Scaife, noon (412/692-4853)

Wellness Program Seminar

“The Joy of Health & Eating,” Rita Hanna; WPU, noon-1 pm

Wednesday 16

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Gary Poehling, Wake Forest; LHAS aud., 7-8 am

FSDP Workshop

“Pre-Award Grants Administration: An Overview,” Allen Dipalma; Craig, 9:30-11:30 am & 1:30-3:30 pm (register: 4-8046)

Human Resources Research Career Open House

BST, 10 am-2 pm

Pathology Seminar

“Epigenetic Regulation of Immune Escape Mechanisms in Cancer,” Michael Shurin, clinical immunopathology; 1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture

“DNA Charge Transport Chemistry & Biology,” Jacqueline Barton, Cal Tech; aud. 6 Scaife, noon (7-3555)

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Colonial Vampires & Uncanny New Women: The Return of the Colonial Repressed in Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North,” Julie Hakim Azzam; 2201 Posvar, noon (4-6485)

CGS Adult Student Info Session

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

A&S Fall Faculty Meeting

Martin Colloquium Rm. Sennott, 2-3:30 pm

Postdoctoral Professionalism Lecture

“Managing Interpersonal Conflict: A Problem-Solving Approach”; S100 BST, 3-5 pm

Global Studies/Global Solutions Pgh. Film

“The Peacemakers”; 4130 Posvar, 5 pm (4-2918)

Asian Studies/UCIS Panel Discussion

“North Korea in the World Community”; 532 Alumni, 6-8 pm (8-7371)

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“The Flower & the Ecstasy: Or, How the Ancient Greeks Made H.D. the Modern American Poet,” Richard Blevins; Ferguson Theatre, UPG, 7 pm

Thursday 17

FSDP Workshop

“Strategic Communication,” Sue Oerkvitz; 342 Craig, 9 am-noon (register: 4-8046)

Immunology Seminar

“DC-Based Cellular Therapy for PTLD in Organ Transplantation — Is It Feasible?” Diana Metes, surgery & immunology; aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Titusville Campus Lunch

“Global AIDS,” Linda Winkler; G5 Broadhurst, UPG, 12:15-12:45 pm (814/827-4429)

GSPH Jay L. Foster Memorial Community Lecture

“Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease: The Beginning of a New Era,” Dale Schenk, Elan Corp.; IBEW conf. ctr., South Side, 1 pm (4-3002)

Health Sciences Faculty Professional Development Lecture

“Managing Interpersonal Conflict: A Problem-Solving Approach”; S120 BST, 3-5 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Development & Uses of Tree-Ring Analysis in Mongolia,” Patti Campbell, Slippery Rock; 11 Thaw, 4-5 pm

GSPH Jay L. Foster Memorial Scientific Lecture

“What Abeta Immunotherapy Has Taught Us About the Role of Abeta & Alzheimer’s Disease,” Dale Schenk, Elan Corp.; A115 Crabtree, 4 pm (4-3002)

Greensburg Campus Tribute

For Rakesh Bhatnagar; Lyceum, UPG, 5:30 pm

East Asian Korean Film

“My Mother, the Mermaid”; 4130 Posvar, 6-8:30 pm

Heinz Chapel Concert

“Standards & Originals,” Douglas Levine Trio; Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

Honors College American Experience Lecture

“Liberal Education in the 21st Century: Dead or Still Desirable?”; 8 pm (For tickets/location, call Robert Hazo: 8-2653)

Friday 18

UPMC Schizophrenia Conference

Sheraton Station Square, 8 am-5 pm (412/605-1213)

Information Science & Telecommunications Colloquium

“Robot Learning,” Chris Atkeson, CMU; 403 IS, 10:30 am-noon (4-5230)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon-2 pm

GSPIA Open House

“Master of Public Administration”; 3610 Posvar, 1-3 pm

Laboratory of Education & Research on Security Assured Info Systems Seminar

“Security in Web Applications,” Csilla Farkas, U of SC; 404 IS, 2-3:30 pm (4-5230)

Titusville Campus President Inauguration

William Shields; Henne aud., UPT, 2 pm

Classics, Philosophy & Ancient Science Lecture

“Plato & the Desire for the Good,” Rachel Barney, U of Toronto; 149 CL, 3:30 pm

Saturday 19

Survival Skills & Ethics Program Workshop

“Making Oral Presentations”; lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 9 am-3 pm (412/578-3716)

GSPIA Open House

“Master of Public Policy & Management”; 3610 Posvar, 10 am-noon

Sunday 20

Univ. Art Gallery Lecture

“The Art of Whitfield Lovell,” Tenanche Golden & Anna Cunningham, Women of Vision Inc.; FFA gallery, 2 pm (8-2423)

Heinz Chapel Organ Concert

Heinz Chapel, 4 pm (412/731-0266)

Monday 21

OIS Program

“Passport to Social & Cultural Programming”; Dining Rm. A WPU, noon-1:30 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Establishing Cell Polarity in Epithelia & Neurons,” Ian Macara, U of VA; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Tuesday 22

East Asian Korean Film

“The President’s Barber”; 4130 Posvar, 6-8:30 pm

Wednesday 23

• Thanksgiving recess for students through Nov. 27.

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Cartilage Restoration of the Shoulder & Knee Clinical Update & Treatment Algorithm,” Brian Cole, Rush U; LHAS aud., 7-8 am

Ph.D. Defenses


“Effect of Valerian Root Extracts (Valeriana Officinalis) on Acetaminophen Glucuronidation: In Vitro & in Vivo Studies,” Rama Sivasubramanian; Nov. 11, 230 Salk, 9 am


“Understanding Stakeholder Action: Equity & Expectancy Considerations,” Sefa Hayibor; Nov. 11, 359 Mervis, 11 am

A&S/Political Science

“Reactive Nationalism & Its Prospects for Conflict: The Taiwan Issue, Sino-US Relations & the Role of Nationalism in Chinese Foreign Policy,” Michael Brittingham; Nov. 18, 4625 Posvar, 10 am


“Spatial Updating in Human Cortex,” Elisha Merriam; Nov. 18, 2nd fl. aud. LRDC, 10 am


“The Anniversaries of the October Revolution, 1918-1927: Politics & Imagery,” Susan Corbesaro; Nov. 18, 3526 Posvar, 2:30 pm

Education/Health & Physical Activity

“The Effectiveness of a Technology-Based System in a Short-Term Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention,” Kristen Polzien; Nov. 18, 5702 Posvar, 3 pm


“Optimizing Engineered Heart Valve Tissue Extracellular Matrix,” George Engelmayr; Nov. 21, Cellomics Bldg. Suite 200, rm. A, noon

IS/Library & Information Science

“Peeling Onions & Growing Pearls: A Qualitative Exploration of Determining Aboutness,” Daniel Joudrey; Nov. 21, 502 IS, 2-4 pm


Chancellor’s Award for Staff Excellence in Service to the University

Nominations due Nov. 14 to Jane Thompson, 1817 CL.

UCIS/Honors College Research Abroad Program Grant

Applications, due Nov. 15, available at

Tina & David Bellet A&S Teaching Excellence Award

Nomination letters due by Dec. 1 to Regina Schulte-Ladbeck, 140 Thackeray.

Coro Service Learning Grants

Proposals due Dec. 15. (Info & forms: 4-3711)

Univ. Research Council Multidisciplinary Small Grant Program

Six copies of application due at 4 pm on Jan. 6 to George Klin-zing, 826 CL. (Info: klinzing@

Global Academic Partnership Grants

Three copies of application form due to 4100 Posvar by Jan. 31. (Info:: 4-4238)


Barco Law Library

“Shedding Light,” photographs by Pamela Vander Zwan; through Jan. 20, 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

“Tyrant Flycatcher,” through Nov. 21; “Prairie Titlark” Nov. 22-Dec. 5; 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)

University Art Gallery

“A Sense of Place: Contemporary African American Art”; Univ. Art Gallery FFA, through Dec. 9, M-Sat., 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm (8-2423)

Bradford Campus

“Meeting Places,” Sing-Ying Ho; Blaisdell gallery, UPB, Nov. 14-Dec. 9, 8 am-8:30 pm daily (814/362-7505)


Theatre Arts

“Mrs. Shakespeare, Will’s First & Last Love,” by Yvonne Hudson; Nov. 11 & 12 at 7 pm & Nov. 13 at 4 pm, English Nationality Rm. CL (412/512-0589)

Bradford Campus

“The Elephant Man”; Nov. 17-19 at 7:30 pm & Nov. 20 at 2 pm, Bromely Theatre, UPB (814/362-7505)

Greensburg Campus

“The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare”; Nov. 17-19 at 8 pm, Ferguson Theatre, UPG (724/836-7483)

American Stroke Assn. Benefit

“Love Letters”; Nov. 19, 8 pm, Charity Randall, Stephen Foster Memorial (4-7529)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published on Wednesday, Nov. 23. It will contain events of Nov. 23-Dec. 8. Information must be received by 5 pm Nov. 3 at 308 Bellefield Hall, by fax at 4-4579 or e-mail at

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