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January 20, 2000


Thursday, January 20

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Advances in the Treatment of Breast Cancer," Vicente Valero; 5th fl. boardrm. Eye & Ear, 8 am

Pathology Seminar

"Understanding the Gastric Cancer Pathway: From H. Pylori Infection to Critical Molecular Events," Antonia Sepulveda, Baylor; 1104 A/B UPMC Conf. Ctr., noon

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Apoptosis & Autoimmunity," Jeannine Navratil; 995 BST West, noon

Geology/Planetary Science Seminar

"The Sept. 20, 1999, Taiwan Earthquake," Jeen-Shang Lin, civil engineering; 203 Thaw, 4 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Research Opportunities in International Bridging Studies for Regulatory Review," Robert Branch; 622 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, January 21

Medicine Grand Rounds

"Osteoporosis After Organ Transplantation," Elizabeth Shane; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am (to register: 624-8048)

HR Sexual Harassment Training Workshop

Staff, 10:30 am-noon;

non-supervisors, 1:30-2 pm;

faculty, 2:30-3:30 pm;

WPU Dining Rm. A (to register: 624-8046)

WPIC Lecture

"Young Investigator: The Elephant in the Courtroom — Developmental & Mental Health Issues Among Juvenile Offenders," Elizabeth Cauffman; 2nd fl. aud. Detre, 10:30 am-noon (624-0750)

Pitt Asian Studies/Chatham College Celebration

"The Year of South Asia"; Chatham campus, begins at noon (for locations: 624-4007)

Pharmacology Seminar

"Towards the Development of Drugs That Modulate Cell Adhesion," Orest Blaschuk, McGill; 1395 BST West, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Triplex Forming Oligonucleotides (TFOs)-Directed Target Gene Expression Regulation," Gan Wang, S. Alabama U; S-100 BST, noon

Psychology Colloquium

"Cross-Community Contact & Sectarian Attitudes Among Catholics & Protestants in Northern Ireland," Miles Hewstone, Cardiff U; A221 Langley, 3 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Naturalism Logicized or How to Do Things With an Infinite Regress," Kevin Kelly, CMU; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Music Colloquium

"'Goin' to Chicago': The Blues Muse, Cultural Memory & the Ethnographic Truth," Guthrie Ramsey, Penn State; 132 Music, 4 pm

Saturday, January 22

Latin American Studies Film

"Plaff! Or Too Afraid of Life"; Carnegie Museum Art Theatre, 8 pm (622-3212)

Monday, January 24

Pharmacology Seminar

"Extracellular Calcium-Sensing Receptors in Physiology & Disease," Daniela Riccardi; 1395 BST, noon

Tuesday, January 25

Faculty/Staff Winter Blood Drive

WPU Kurtzman Rm. & 10th fl. BST, 8 am-3 pm (to register: 624-7702)

NCURA/Office of Research Live Broadcast

"The Ins & Outs of Contract Language"; 211 Lawrence, 11 am-3 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

International Coffeehouse Film/Discussion

"Prisoner of the Mountains"; WPU lower lounge, 4-6 pm

Women's Basketball UPMC Faculty & Staff Night

vs. Syracuse, Field House, 5:30 pm reception until tip-off (to register: 648-8218)

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture

"The Brief History of Gene Therapy," Christopher Evans, Harvard; lec. rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

Kam Fong As Chin Ho duo; FFA Aud., 8 pm (624-4125)

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Susan Sheehan, author of "Is There No Place on Earth for Me?"; 120 DL, 8:15 pm

Wednesday, January 26

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts Bldg., noon

Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Cardiac Beta2-Adrenergic Receptor Couples to Gi Protein Which Limits the Range of Its Signalling Broadcast," Edward Lakatta, Johns Hopkins; S100 BST, 4 pm

Health Policy Institute Lecture

"Genetic Discrimination in Employment & Insurance," Mark Rothstein, U of Houston; GSPH aud., 4 pm

REES Seminar

"The Emergence of Civil Society in Slovakia," in honor of Dennison Rusinow, David Doellinger, history; 4E51 Posvar, 3 pm

Titusville Campus Event

"Legacy of Galileo"; Henne Aud., UPT, 8 pm (814/827-4429)

University Chamber Orchestra Concert

Diana Jho, pianist, conducted by Roger Zahab; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (624-4125)

Thursday, January 27

HR Workshop

"Anger in the Workplace," Nancy Mallon; 100 Craig, 9-11 am (to register: 624-8046)

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing & Counseling," Mark Rothstein, Houston U.; lec. rm. 5 Scaife, noon-1 pm

UPCI Immunology Seminar

Susan McCarthy; 995 BST West, noon

REES Grad Student Meeting

"Personal Views of the Transformation: Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, etc."; 4E51 Posvar, 3 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Seminar

"Toward Building Environmental Decision Support Systems Through the Integration of GISs & Environmental Models," Hassan Karimi; 203 Thaw, 4 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"High Throughput Strategies for Pharmacogenomic Based Analyses," Marjorie Romkes; 622 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, January 28

WPIC Lecture "Meet the PI: Bridging Basic & Clinical Systems Neuroscience to Investigate the Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia Using Eye Movement & fMRI Studies," John Sweeney; 2nd fl. aud. Detre, 10:30 am-noon (624-0750)

Pharmacology Seminar

"Topoisomerase I Poisoning by Camptothecins & Novel Inhibitors," Yves Pommier, NIH; 1395 BST West, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

WPU Dining Rm. B, 12:05-2 pm

Political Science/Latin American Studies Lecture

"Violence & Its Impact on Democratic Stability in Central America," Jose Cruz; 4E51 Posvar, 3 pm

Classics Lecture

"Formulas & Other Ancient Patterns in Iliad, Books 9 & 10," Edwin Floyd; 327 CL, 3:30 pm

Latin American Studies Film

"Parting of the Ways"; Carnegie Museum Art Theatre, 8 pm (622-3212)

Monday, January 31

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society Concert

Eroica Trio, with Jeanne Baxtresser, flute, & Mimi Lerner, mezzo-soprano; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (tickets: 624-4129)

Wednesday, February 2

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts Bldg., noon

Pathology Seminar

"Reconstructing the Brain With Stem Cells," Ronald McKay, NIH; lec. rm. 5 Scaife, 4 pm

Thursday, February 3

UPCI Immunology Seminar

Susan McCarthy; 995 BST West, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"CNS Serotonin & the Sympathetic Nervous System in the Insulin Resistance Syndrome," Matthew Muldoon; 622 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


"Valuable Women: Gendered Strategies for Success in Korean College Culture," Elise Mellinger; Jan. 21, 3D10 Posvar, noon


"A Usability on Web Visualization & User Mental Models," Misook Heo; Jan. 26, 501C IS, noon-2 pm

Intelligent Systems Program

"Intentional Influences on Object Redescriptions in Dialogue: Evidence From an Empirical Study," Pamela Jordan; Jan. 28, 9th fl. LRDC, 10 am


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

"Love to All, Lorraine," codirected by Elizabeth Van Dyke and Woodie King Jr., & "Zora: The Dark Town Strutter," directed by Vernell Lillie; through Feb. 5, Stephen Foster, Thur.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm (624-7298)


University Art Gallery

"Recent Works by Uwe Wittwer" & "Selections From the Permanent Collection," through March 4; FFA, Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Thur. until 8 pm (648-2423)


Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award for Staff

Nominations due to Robert G. Houston, 130 WPU, by Jan. 20.

University Times Books & Journals Supplement

Information forms are due to 308 Bellefield Hall by Jan. 28.

Teaching Evaluation Surveys

Due by Feb. 15 in G-39 CL; if you did not receive a request form, call 624-6147.

Nursing Horizons Conference

Register by Feb. 24 for March 2 & 3 conference, Sheraton Station Sq. (521-7800 x 266)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Feb. 3. It will contain events of Feb. 3-17. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Jan. 27, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax: 624-4579 or e-mail to

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