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November 23, 2005


Wednesday 23

• Nationality Rooms will be decorated through Jan. 13. Call 4-6000 for tour information.

• 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

Thursday 24

• Thanksgiving recess for faculty & staff through Nov. 25.

Monday 28

• Classes resume for all schools.

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Control of Cell Cycle & Fate During Drosophila Eye Development,” Utpal Banerjee, UCLA; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Tuesday 29

FSDP Workshop

“Introduction to Office of International Services & Basic Concepts in U.S. Immigration Law,” David Bryan; 342 Craig, 9 am-noon (register: 4-8046)

Health Services Seminar

“Depression During Midlife & the Menopausal Transition,” Joyce Bromberger; S121 BST, noon (412/692-4853)

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Titusville Campus Concert

Renaissance City Winds; Henne aud., UPT, 7:30 pm (814/827-4503)

Wednesday 30

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Eric Levicoff & James Pfaeffle; LHAS aud., 7-8 am

Information Science & Telecommunications Colloquium

“The Achilles’ Heel of Driving Assistance Systems,” Hassan Karimi; 403 IS, 10:30 am-noon (4-5230)

Enterprise Development Educational Session

“So, You Want to Start a Company?”; 1105A Scaife, noon (412/623-3207)

HA&A/FFA Library Lecture

“Updated Library Searches,” Ray Anne Lockard; 203 FFA, noon

Pathology Seminar

“Serous Borderline Tumors: Classification, Clinical Management & Continuing Controversies,” Teri Longacre, Stanford; 1105B Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Black Action Society Lecture

“Rwanda: A Lesson Yet to be Learned,” Paul Rusesabagina; Soldiers & Sailors, 7 pm (RSVP:


Thursday 1

TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Session

100 Craig, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (appointment: 877/209-3136; also Dec. 2 & 5)

WPIC Training Session

“Welcoming Home Military Personnel: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know”; VA Hospital, 9 am-4 pm (register: 412/605-1213)

Bioethics & Health Law Lecture

“Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs & Medical Consumerism,” Julie Donahue, GSPH; 2nd fl. aud. WPIC, noon-1 pm

Immunology Seminar

“A Novel Mechanism for Bcl-2 Proteins in Diverse Apoptotic Pathways,” Hannah Rabinowich, medicine; aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Civil & Environmental Engineering Landis-Epic Lecture

“Bridge Forms & Aesthetics,” Man-Chung Tang, TY Lin International; FFA aud., 4 pm (4-4356)

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Trannies at Ellis Island? Gender Histories & the Politics of Naming,” Erica Rand, Bates College; Dining Rm. A WPU, 4-5:30 pm (4-6485)

GSPIA/IS Lecture

“The Ethics of Dissent in National Security,” Janne Nolan; PAA, 4:30-6 pm (8-1336)

Toastmasters Meeting

N727 Montefiore, 6-7:30 pm (also: Dec. 8)

Friday 2

FSDP Workshop

“Time Management,” Bill Brenneisen; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (register: 4-8046)

Geology & Planetary Science Luncheon

“Juggling Family and a Career in the Geosciences,” Gale Ashley, Rutgers; 214 SRCC, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

“Observing Folding, Activation & Function of Single Membrane Proteins at Subnanometer Resolution,” Daniel Mueller, U of Technology Dresden; 1395 BST, noon (412/383-7757)

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)

Psychology Lecture

“Nicotine Dependence Pharmacogenetics,” Caryn Lerman, Penn; 4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“The Paleoenvironment & Paleoclimate of Hominid Evolution, East Africa,” Gail Ashley, Rutgers; 11 Thaw, 4 pm

Heinz Chapel Women’s Choral Ensemble Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

Saturday 3

Survival Skills & Ethics Program Workshop

“Teaching”; lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 9 am-3 pm (412/579-3716)

CGS Adult Student Info Session

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 10:30 am-noon (4-6600)

Pitt Repertory Theatre Lectures

“Memory, Mourning & Manhood in Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind,’” Janice Haaken, Portland State U; “Where Does the Brain Store Memories?” Mark Wheeler, psychology; Heymann Theatre Stephen Foster, 2 pm (4-7529)

Heinz Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm (also Dec. 4, 3 pm)

Sunday 4

Nationality Rooms Open House

Commons Rm. CL, noon-4 pm (4-6000)

Monday 5

Senate Council Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Cytoplasmic Dynein & Dynactin: Function & Dysfunction of an Essential Cellular Motor,” Erika Holzbaur, Penn; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Tuesday 6

FSDP Workshop

“Traveling on University Business,” Vincent Johns & Kevin Sheehy; 342 Craig, 9 am-noon (register: 4-8046)

Health Services Seminar

“Transitions Between States of Disability & Independence Among Older Persons,” Susan Hardy; 1105 Scaife, noon (412/692-4853)

Survival Skills & Ethics Program Lunch

“Careers in Science Law”; S100 BST, noon-1:30 pm (412/578-3716)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“The Great Struggle Between Cantorians & Aristotelians: Much Ado About Nothing,” Milos Arsenijevic, U of Belgrade; 817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Long-term Staff Recognition Reception

Ballrm. WPU, 3 pm

Postdoc Professionalism Lecture

“Building Blocks for Construction of a Successful Career: How to Use an Individual

Development Plan & Annual Performance Appraisal”; S120 BST, 3-5 pm

SIS/CS/ULS Digital Libraries Colloquium

“Copyright in a Networked Society: Creative Commons & Machine-Readable Law,” Michael Carroll, Villanova; Rangos 3 Univ. Ctr., CMU, 3-5 pm (4-2677)

Wednesday 7

Fitness for Life Screening

S100 BST, 7-11 am (register: 888/553-8762)

WPIC Training Session

“Ethical Issues in Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology”; WPIC aud., 9 am-4 pm (register: 412/605-1222)

Enterprise Development Educational Session

“So, You Want to Start a Company?”; 2nd fl. multipurpose rm., Biotech Ctr., noon (412/623-3207)

HA&A/FFA Library Lecture

“Columbian Contemporary Art,” Miguel Rojas; 203 FFA, noon

OIS Program

“Passport to U.S. Career Search for F-1s”; Dining Rm. A WPU, noon-1:30 pm

Pathology Seminars

“Physical & Functional Association of Migfilin With Cell-Cell Adhesions,” Vasiliki Gkretsi; “Prostate Cancer Molecular Aspects to Direct Visualization Using a Bioreactor,” Clayton Yates; 1104 Scaife, noon

WPIC Mental Health & Wellness Lecture

“Living Longer Without Depression,” Mark Miller; 1st fl. reading rm. Carnegie Library, 6-8 pm (7-3555)

Bradford Campus Concert

Bradford College Community Choir; Bromeley Theatre Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-7505)

Greensburg Campus Concert

Ferguson Theatre, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/837-7040)

Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Thursday 8

Fitness for Life Screening

Assembly Rm. WPU, 7-11 am (register: 888/553-8762)

FSDP Workshop

“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff at Work,” Susan Stocker; 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am (register: 4-8046)

ARDC Lecture

“Imaging Brain Inflammation During AD,” Clayton Wiley, neuropathology; ARDC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm (412/692-2700)

Immunology Seminar

“The Inflamed CNS as a Neo-lymphoid Organ? Implications for Immunotherapy of Multiple Sclerosis,” Stephen Miller, Northwestern; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Ctr. on Race & Social Problems Lecture

“Brown’s Legacy & Lessons for Healthy Children,” Margaret Beale Spencer, Penn; 2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm (4-4364)

EOH Seminar

“Caveolin-1 & Satellite Cell Activation,” Ferruccio Galbiati; Cellomics Bldg., noon-1 pm (4-8300)

Biostatistics Seminar

Hong Wang, UPCI; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Rick Relyea, biological sciences; 11 Thaw, 4-5 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


“The Effect of Endogenous & Exogenous Chemicals on Drug Metabolizing Enzymes & Drug Transporters in Human Hepatocytes,” Aarati Ranade; Nov. 28, 230 Salk, 9 am


“Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells for Cardiac Repair,” Thomas Payne; Nov. 29, Aircast rm. Kaufmann, noon

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Activation by Gastrin Releasing Peptide in Head & Neck Cancer: Mechanisms & Clinical Implications,” Qing Zhang; Nov. 29, S100 BST, 2 pm

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology

“Characterization of the Molecular Factors Mediating CD8+ T Cell Noncytolytic Suppression of HIV-1,” Ashwin Tumne; Nov. 30, aud. 5 Scaife, 1:30 pm


“Mammography Screening Behaviors in Relation to the Expanded Health Belief Model in a Sample of Homebound Women With Multiple Sclerosis,” Karen Paraska; Dec. 1, 451 Victoria, 11 am


“Mercury of the Waves: Modern Cryptology & U.S. Literature,” Henry Veggian; Dec. 1, 501 CL, 1:30-3:30 pm


“Radical Republicanism in England, America & the Imperial Atlantic, 1624-1661,” John Donoghue; Dec. 2, 3526 Posvar, 10 am


“Optimization of a Serological Assay System for Establishing Infection of Kaposi’s Sarcoma Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) in Multiple Populations at Varying Levels of Risk,” Anthony Scott Laney; Dec. 2, gr. fl. conf. rm. Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside Hospital, 1 pm


“Perception & Representation in Leibniz,” Stephen Puryear; Dec. 5, 1001B CL, noon


“Liszt’s ‘Bagatelle Without Tonality’: A Technical & Historical Account,” Federico Garcia; Dec. 5, 302 Music, 4 pm


“Theater of Death: Capital Punishment in Early America, 1750-1800,” Gabriele Gottlieb; Dec. 7, 3516 Posvar, 1 pm


“Predictors of Injury With Rape,” Patricia Crane; Dec. 8, 446 Victoria, 10:30 am


Tina & David Bellet A&S Teaching Excellence Award

Nomination letters due 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 Klinzing, 826 CL. (For info:

Global Academic Partnership Grants

Three copies of application 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

“Prairie Titlark” through Dec. 5; “Fish Hawk or Osprey,” Dec. 6-19; 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, through Dec. 9, 8 am-8:30 pm daily (814/362-7505)


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“A Lie of the Mind”; Nov. 30-Dec. 11, T-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster (tickets: 4-7529)

Theatre Arts

“Mrs. Shakespeare, Will’s First & Last Love”; Dec. 2 at 7 pm, Dec. 3 at 4:30 & 7 pm, Dec. 4 at 4:30 pm, English Nationality Rm. CL (412/512-0589)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Dec. 8. It will contain events of Dec. 8-Jan. 5. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Dec. 1 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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