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December 8, 2005


Thursday 8

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

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)

Book Ctr. Meet & Speak

Rick Sebak, WQED; Book Ctr., 11:30 am (8-1453)

ARDC Lecture

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

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

“Caceolin-1 & Satellite Cell Activation,” Ferruccio Galbiati, pharmacology; 5th fl. conf. rm. 100 Tech. Dr., noon-1 pm (4-8300)

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. for National Preparedness Seminar

“Fragility in Disaster Response: Hurricane Katrina, August 2005,” Louise Comfort, GSPIA; 5th fl. Alumni, 3-4 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

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

Chemistry Lecture

“Organization of the MCM Helicase on DNA in Archaea & Eukarya,” Michael Trakselis, Cambridge; 307 Eberly, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

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

Friday 9

• Last day for undergraduate day classes.

• Spring term deadline for continuing students to register without a penalty fee.

Inst. for Entrepreneurial Excellence Seminar

“The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”; 104 Mervis, 7:30-10 am (8-1542)

TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Session

100 Craig, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (appointment: 877/209-3136; also Dec. 12-15 & 19-21)

Pharmacology Seminar

“Pharmacological Modulation of p53 & NF-KB in Cancer Treatment,” Andrei Gudkov, Lerner Research Inst.; 1395 BST, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon-2 pm

Women’s Studies Open House

2201 Posvar, noon-2 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“The Rise & Fall of Panselectionism,” Michael Dietrich, biological sciences; 2500 Posvar, 3:30 pm (4-1052)

Poetry Slam & Closing Reception

FFA Gallery, 5:30-8 pm (8-2423)

Heinz Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm (tickets: 4-4126)

Music on the Edge Concert

Sally Chisholm, viola, & Caterine Kautsky, piano; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Saturday 10

• Reading day.

• CGS, all graduate classes & evening classes will continue to meet through Dec. 17; final examinations scheduled for last class period.

Nationality Rooms Program/Polish Nationality Room Committee Exhibition & Reception

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 1 pm (4-6150 or 412/600-6768)

African Drumming Ensemble

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Men’s Glee Club Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm (4-4125)

Sunday 11

Heinz Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (tickets: 4-4126)

Johnstown Campus Concert

UPJ Concert Choir, Chorale & Band; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 3 pm (814/269-7155)

Monday 12

• Final exams for undergrad day classes through Dec. 17.

Tuesday 13

Clinical Research/Health Sciences/Research on Healthcare Seminar

“Clinical Research Methods: Epidemiological Studies,” Roberta Ness; LHAS aud. Montefiore, 8-9:30 am (8-9114)

FSDP Workshop

“Be Prepared: Don’t Let the Winter Get You Down!” Albert Moore; 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am (register: 4-8046)

Health Services Seminar

“Experimental Economic Techniques for Policy Research,” Cathleen Johnson, CIRANO Lab; 1105 Scaife, noon (412/692-4853)

Wednesday 14

SIS/Pgh. Technology Council/Apple Info Sessions

“Podcasting in Education”; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 8:30-11:30 am & 1-4 pm (4-6085)

Enterprise Development Educational Session

“So, You Want to Start a Company”; Herberman Conf. Ctr. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside Hospital, noon (412/623-3207)

Pathology Seminar

“Gene Rearrangements in Human Carcinoma: The PPARy & Thyroid Cancer Model,” Todd Kroll, U of Chicago; 1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

SAC Meeting

1175 Benedum, 12:15 pm

Thursday 15

Online Grading Training Session

G-17 CL, 8 am-6 pm

Immunology Seminar

“Tumor Antigen Responses in Melanoma & Hepatocellular Cancer Patients,” Lisa Butterfield, medicine; aud. 5 Scaife, noon

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“Can We Measure Competency? You Bet Your Life,” Frank Kroboth; medicine; 2500 Posvar, 4:30 pm (4-5750)

Toastmasters Meeting

N727 Montefiore, 6-7:30 pm

Friday 16

Online Grading Training Session

G-17 CL, 8 am-5 pm

FSDP Workshop

“Financial Information Overview,” Randy DiGiorgio, Valerie Doyle & Sharon Sobol; 342 Craig, 1-4:30 pm (register: 4-8046)

Johnstown Campus Concert

Fairfield Four; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 8 pm (814/269-2080)

Saturday 17

• Fall term ends; official date for degrees awarded during fall term.

Online Grading Training Session

302 Bellefield, 8 am-5 pm

Sunday 18

• Residence halls close.

• Winter recess for students through Jan. 3.

HA&A Lecture

“Four Generations Removed: A Pittsburgher Finds His Ancestors in Eastern Europe,” Franklin Toker, HA&A; Carnegie Library, 2 pm

Heinz Chapel Organ Concert

Richard Pinkerton; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 19

Online Grading Training Session

5502 Sennott, 8 am-8 pm (also: Dec. 20

Wednesday 21

• Fall term grades must be approved by instructors by 5 pm before final posting can begin.

Online Grading Training Session

5502 Sennott, 8 am-5 pm

Friday 23

• Winter recess for faculty & staff begins, runs through Jan. 2 inclusive. Designated University offices will be staffed during this period.


Tuesday 3

• Residence halls & all University offices & buildings reopen.

Health Services Seminar

“Race & Ethnicity in Health Services Research,” Galen Switzer; S121 BST, noon

Wednesday 4

• Spring term registration period ends for all students; classes begin.

Ph.D. Defenses


“Design, Synthesis & Biological Evaluation of New Agents Targeting Er-Alpha & Er-Beta,” Jelena Janjic; Dec. 8, 230 Salk, 10 am


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


“The Rhetoric of AIDS Policy in South Africa,” Marcus Paroske; Dec. 9, 1128 CL, noon

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“FashioNation: The Politics of Dress & Gender in 19th-Century Argentina,” Susan Hallstead; Dec. 12, 1401 CL, 4-6 pm


“Effects of Stimulus Repetition on Behavior & Single Neurons in Inferotemporal Cortex,” David McMahon; Dec. 13, 2nd fl. aud. WPIC, 10 am

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Hacia una Historia de lo Imposible: La Revolucion Haitiana y el ‘Libro de Pinturas’ de Jose Antonio Aponte,” Juan Antonio Hernandez; Dec. 13, 1301 CL, 2-4 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Statistical Fluctuations of Two-Dimensional Turbulence,” Yonggun Jun; Dec. 16, 216 Allen, 1 pm


Coro Service Learning Grants

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

Univ. Research Council Multidisciplinary Small Grant Program

Six copies of applications due by 4 pm Jan. 6 to George Klinzing, 826 CL. (Info:

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

“Fish Hawk or Osprey,” through Dec. 19; “Whip-poor-Will,” Jan. 3-16; 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”; through Dec. 11, T-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Charity Randall (tickets: 4-7529)

Opera Theatre of Pgh.

“Amahl & the Night Visitors”; Dec. 17 at 8 pm & Dec. 18 at 7 pm, Heinz Chapel (tickets: 412/394-3353)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Jan. 5. It will contain events of Jan. 5-19. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Dec. 22 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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