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February 17, 2000


Thursday, February 17

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"The Role of Anthracyclines in Adjuvant Therapy of Breast Cancer,"

Kathy Pritchard; 5th fl. Eye & Ear Boardrm., 8 am

Alzheimer's Seminar

"Alzheimer's Disease: Amyloid Neuroimaging Agents (Looking for

a Window Into the Brain — Finding a Crack)," William Klunk,

psychiatry; ADRC Conf. Rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Extracellular Proteolysis of Antigens by CD13 on Dendritic Cells,"

Xin Dong, pathology; 995 BST West, noon

Biology Seminar

"Transgenesis & Metamorphic Neural Development in Xenopus laevis,"

Nicholas Marsh-Armstrong, Carnegie Institution of Washington;

169 Crawford, 4 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Monocytic Frucose 1, 6-Bisphophatase: An Early & Sensitive Marker

of Calcitriol Effects in Cancer Patients," Josephia Muindi; 622

Scaife, 4-5 pm


"Germanium as a Silicate Weathering Tracer: Applications From

Precambrian to Present," Andrew Kurtz, Penn State; 203 Thaw,

4 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Black History Month Lecture

"Exellence in Leadership"; WPU Assembly Rm., 7 pm (648-7880)

Johnstown Campus Financial Aid Workshop

UPJ Living/Learning Center Heritage Hall, 7-8:30 pm (814/269-1962)

Women's Studies Certificate Reception

Student presentations, noon-4 pm; speaker, "The Vibrator & the

Issue of Orgasmic Mutuality," Rachel Maines, 7 pm; WPU Ballrm.


Vs. Edinboro; Fitzgerald Field House, 7:30 pm

Friday, February 18

Medicine Grand Rounds

"Management of Heart Failure in the 21st Century: In Recognition

of National Heart Failure Awareness Week"; lec. rm. 6 Scaife,

8 am

Law School Minority Law Day

Moot court rm., law school, 9 am-5 pm (624-9101)

Genetics Seminar

"An Application of the Combinatorial Partitioning Method to Identify

Genetic Subgroups With High Blood Pressure," Sharon Lee Reilly

Kardia, U of MI; A-115 Crabtree, noon-1 pm

Johnstown Campus Great Americans Day Program

"The Political Apprenticeship of Eleanor Roosevelt," Elisabeth

Perry, St. Louis U; UPJ Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, noon-1

pm (814/269-1962)

Pharmacology Seminar

"A PDZ-Interacting Domain in CFTR Is an Apical Membrane Polarization

Signal," Bruce Stanton, Dartmouth; 1395 BST, noon

Anthroplogy Lecture

"Trajectories of Social Change in Prehistoric Europe," William

Parkinson, U of MI; 3D10 Posvar, 3 pm

Statistics/Biostatistics Seminar

"A New Formulation of the Restricted Maximum Likelihood Estimation

With Extension to the Generalized Linear Mixed Models," Jason

Liao, U of SC; A-115 Crabtree, 3 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"On the Alleged Lack of Peaceful Coexistence Between Relativity

& the Quantum," Rob Clifton; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

HIV Update/Training Conference

Speakers John Mellors, Sharon Riddler, Deborah McMahon & Emanuel

Vergis; Masonic Temple 1st fl. Ballrm., 5 pm (register by Feb.

23: 624-1895)

Latin American Studies Film

"The Elephant & the Bicycle," Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre,

8 pm (622-3212)

Saturday, February 19

Pitt Democrats Senate Candidate Debate

Youth issues, higher education, & financial aid, Tom Foley, Ron

Klink, Murray Levin, Bob Rovner, Allyson Schwartz; Benedum, 3

pm (687-5191)

Sunday, February 20

Women's Softball

Vs. Boston College; Frick Park, 1 pm

Chamber Orchestra/Heinz Chapel Choir Concert

"Beethoven's Mass in C," conducted by Roger Zahab; composed by

Gilda Lyons; Bellefield Aud., 3 pm (624-4125)

Monday, February 21

* Summer term registration begins.


Oliver Chadwick; 203 Thaw, noon-1 pm

Biology Seminar

"Putting It All Together, Chromatin Assembly During DNA Replication

& Repair," Jessica Tyler, UC, San Diego; 169 Crawford, 4 pm

Jack Matthews-Herbert Rubin Lecture

"Specific Language Impairment Across Languages," Laurence Leonard;

WPU Kurtzman Rm., 6 pm (647-1341)

Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society Concert

Tokyo String Quartet; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (tickets: 624-4129)

Tuesday, February 22

HR Workshop

"Using 360 Degree Feedback for Individual & Organizational Development,"

Joan Bischoff; 100 Craig, 9 am-noon (to register: 624-8046)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

Pharmacogenetics Seminar

"Novel Lipidic Vectors for Gene Transfer," Song Li; S-100A BST,


Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Twilight of the Perfect Model Model," Paul Teller, U of CA;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Black History Month Lecture

"Laughing in the Dark," Patrice Gaines; WPU Assembly Rm., 7 pm


Wednesday, February 23

HR Workshop

"Supervisory Skills: The Foundation, Core Skills for Building

Commitment," Shirley Tucker; 100 Craig, 12:30-4:30 pm & Feb.

24, 9 am-12:30 pm (to register: 624-8046)

University Art Gallery Program

"The Art & Science of Conservation," Christine Daulton; FFA,

10 am-4 pm (648-2423)

Pathology Seminar

"Microarchitecture of Bile Formation," James Crawford, U of FL;

1104 UPMC Conf. Ctr., noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Control of Cell Shape & Motility in Isolated & Social Settings,"

Gabriel Fenteany, Harvard; 1395 BST, noon

Women's Studies Lecture

"Russian Women Publishers," Rhonda Clarke; 901 CL, noon-1 pm

Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Regulation of Endocytic Traffic in Kidney & Bladder Epithelia,"

Gerard Apodaca; 5th fl. Eye & Ear Boardrm., 4 pm

Thursday, February 24

Board of Trustees Meeting

Masonic Temple Ballrm., 8 am

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Fellows Presentation," Marwan Fakih; 5th fl. Eye & Ear Boardrm.,

8 am

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Advance Directives in Psychiatry: Who Benefits?" Linda Morrison;

lec. rm. 5 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Domain Interactions Regulating Calcium Sensing Receptor Activity,"

Gerda Breitwieser, Johns Hopkins; 1395 BST, noon

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"The Impact of Cytokine Genotypes Polymorphison Solid Organ Allograft

Oucome," Adriana Zeevi; 995 BST West, noon

Bayer Chemistry Colloquium

"Activation of Aliphatic C-F Bonds at Transition Metal Centers,"

Russell Hughes, Dartmouth; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

Sin-Ho Jung; A-115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Office of Planned Giving Seminar

"Estate Planning Tax & Charitable Gifts Stategies," Douglas Rothermich;

WPU Ballrm., 3:30-5 pm (624-5852)

Bayer Chemistry Colloquium

"Regulation of Extracellular Dopamine in the CNS," Margaret Rice,

NYU; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Biology Seminar

"Regulation of the Cell Cycle by the cdk-activating kinase (CAK),"

Philipp Kaldis, Yale; 169 Crawford, 4 pm

International Coffee House

"A Taste of Europe"; WPU Lower Lounge, 4-6 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Diuretic & Natriuretic Effects of Adenosine A1-Receptor Antagonists,"

Curtis Kost; 622 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Bayer Chemistry Lecture

"Molecular Chemical Engineering: The Contributions of Chemical

Engineers to Biomaterials & Pharmaceutical Engineering," Nicholas

Peppas, Purdue; FFA Aud., 5 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Chemistry/Physics & Astronomy Lecture

"Looking at Enzymes Function, Unfold & Refold, One Molecule at

a Time," Steven Chu, Stanford; 243 Masonic Temple, 8 pm

Friday, February 25

Medicine Grand Rounds

Pulmonary Division; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am

Bayer Chemistry Lecture

"Poly(Ethylene Glycol)-Based Hydogels for Protein Delivery &

Molecular Imprinting," Nicholas Peppas, Purdue; 1175 Benedum,

10 am

Classics Conference

Begins at 10 am, speaker John Cooper, Princeton 4:30 pm; Sat.

26, begins at 10 am, speaker John Palmer, U of FL, 2 pm; 2M56


Pharmacology Seminar

"Challenges & Opportunities in the Development of Pharmaceuticals

— A Regulatory Perspective," Drusilla Scott, Parke-Davis Pharm.

Research; 1395 BST, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Method of Zadig: Cuvier, Huxley & the Problem of Reconstruction

in Paleontology," Claudine Cohen, Centre Alexander-Koyre; 817R

CL, 12:05 pm

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

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

Genetics Seminar

"Nondisjunction in Mammals," Terry Hassold, Case Western; A-115

Crabtree, 2-3 pm

Linguistics Colloquium

"Aspects of Gwich' in Athabaskan Grammar," Giulia Oliverio; 144

CL, 3 pm

Saturday, February 26

Men's Basketball Vs. Rutgers; Fitzgerald Field House, 2 pm

Women's Basketball Vs. Georgetown; Fitzgerald Field House, 7 pm

Women's Gymnastics Vs. W. Michigan; Trees, 7 pm

Sunday, February 27

Music Concert

Guitar students & guitar studio of John Maione; FFA Aud., 2 pm


Monday, February 28

Senate Plant Utilization & Planning Meeting

3P57 Posvar, 12:10-2 pm

Honors Convocation

Carnegie Music Hall, 3 pm

Biology Seminar

"Transcriptional Responses to DNA Damage," Mingxia Huang, Baylor;

169 Crawford, 4 pm

Tuesday, February 29

Summer Volunteer Opportunities Orientation

Service projects in Yellowstone & Brazil will be explained; WPU

Dining Rm. A, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Impact of the New Biology in Ethics," Jurgen Mittelstrass,

U. of Konstanz; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Men's Basketball Vs. Miami; Fitzgerald Field House, 7:30 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

Robert Black, basso; Amy Knoles, bongo; FFA Aud., 8 pm (624-4125)

Wednesday, March 1

HR Workshop

"Worker's Compensation"; 100 Craig, 10-11:30 am (to register:


University Art Gallery Program

"Recent Works," Uwe Wittwer; FFA, 10 am-4 pm (648-2423)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Mapping & Sequencing a Human Chromosome: How & Why?" Eric Green,

NIH; 1104 UPMC Conf. Ctr., noon

Pitt/UPMC Workshop

"Ask the IRB," Jeannie Barone; 1102 Scaife, noon-1 pm (692-4377)

Thursday, March 2

Nursing Conference

7:30 am & March 3, 7:15 am; Sheraton Station Square (521-7800

ext. 266)

HR Workshop

"Degree & Certification Programs for Staff," Dean Julian; 100

Craig, 9:30 am-noon (to register: 624-8046)

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Regulation of Autoimmunity by the CD28/B7 Pathway," Jeffrey

Bluestone, U of Chicago; S 100A BST West, noon

Bayer Chemistry Colloquium

"Studies at the Interface of Organic & Polymer Chemistry: Architecturally

Controlled Advanced Materials for the Next Generation of Computers,"

Craig Hawker, Almaden Research Ctr.; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30


Bayer Chemistry Colloquium

"Atmospheric Processing of Organic Aerosols," G. Barney Ellison,

U of CO Boulder; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Women's Studies Lecture

"The Making of Womanist Theology," Jacquelyn Grant; WPU Kurtzman

Rm., 7 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


"Interconnections Between the Prefrontal Cortex & Ventral Tegmental

Area in the Rat: Synaptic Contacts Onto Identified Projection

Neurons," David Carr; Feb. 23, LRDC 2nd fl. Aud., noon

Physics & Astronomy

"Coupled-Channel Approach for Strangeness Electromagnetic Production,"

Wen-Tai Chiang; Feb. 23, 216 Allen, 12:30 pm


"Intravenous Transfection Using Cationic Liposomes as a Carrier,"

Young Kook Song; Feb. 29, 808 Salk, 9 am


University Repertory Theatre

"The Adding Machine"; through Feb. 19 at 8 pm, Feb. 20 at noon, Studio Theatre CL basement (tickets: 624-7529)


University Art Gallery

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

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of March 2-16. Information must be received by 5 pm Feb. 24, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax: 624-4579

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