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March 2, 2000


Thursday, March 2

Nursing Horizons Conference

7:30 am-3:45 pm & March 3, 7:15 am-12:45 pm; Sheraton Station

Square (521-7800 ext. 266)

International Studies Program

"International Connections: Planning for Your Future — A Program

for African-American High School Students"; 2M56 Posvar, 8:30

am-1 pm (to register: 648-7411)

HR Workshop

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

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


"Re-Defining Discrimination: Recently Afforded Protection for

the Transgender Community in Pittsburgh," Elise Delong, attorney;

G12 Law, noon (469-8599)

UPCI Immunology Seminar

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

Bluestone, U of Chicago; S 100A BST, 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

Medicine Mellon Lecture

"Genomic Imprinting & Its Impact on Mammalian Development," Shirley

Caldwell, Howard Hughes Institute; Scaife aud. 6, 4 pm


"An Overview of Seismic Considerations in the Design of Commercial

Nuclear Plants," Tim Andreychek, Westing-house Electric Co.;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Rainbow Alliance Rally

Supporting the human rights campaign, city ordinance & health

benefits case; City County Bldg. steps, Downtown, 5:30 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Women's Studies Lecture

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

Rm., 7 pm

Friday, March 3

Aphasia Clinical Rounds

4060 Forbes Tower, 7-8 am

Audiology Seminar

"Bone Anchored Hearing Aids & Middle Ear Implantable Hearing

Aids," Scott Thompson; 5073 Forbes Tower, 7:30-8:30 am

Medicine Mellon Seminar

"Signaling During Neural Crest Development," Shirley Caldwell,

Howard Hughes Institute; lec. rm. 1 Scaife, 9 am

Human Genetics Seminar

"Molecular Chaperones & Neurodegeneration," Donald DeFranco,

biological sciences; A115 Crabtree, noon-1 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Mechanisms of DNA Topoisomerase I-Mediated Cell Death in Yeast,"

Mary-Ann Bjornsti, St. Jude Children's Hospital; 1395 BST noon

Biology Seminar

"How Many Proteins Does It Take to Build a Telomere? Requirements

for Replication & Proper End Capping," Carolyn Price, U of NE;

A221 Langley, 1 pm

Music/Asian Studies Colloquium

"Musical, Cultural & Historiographical Lessons From 12th Century

Chinese Court Music," Joseph Lam, U of MI; 132 Music, 4 pm

Latin American Studies Film

"Vertical Love," Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre, 8 pm (622-3212)

Saturday, March 4


EWL Championship; Field House, 11 am-10 pm

Women's Gymnastics

Vs. Ohio State & Michigan State; Trees, 7 pm

Sunday, March 5

* Spring recess begins for students; University offices and buildings

remain open.


EWL Championship; Field House, 11 am-10 pm

Monday, March 6

Center for Research in Chronic Disorders/Nursing Lecture

"Fighting Sloth in Market Economies: Problems of Theory, Methods

& Results," Rod Dishman, U of GA-Athens; 129 Victoria, noon-1:30


Dental Dean Search Committee Meeting

G-23 Parran, 4 pm

Higher Education Review

Shakespeare-in-the-Schools, Helen Meade; School of Engineering

Dean Gerald Holder; political science, David Barker; music, Anne

LeBaron; KQV 1410 AM &, 7:05-8 pm

Tuesday, March 7

HR Workshop

"Effective Listening – Effective Talking," Mary Heath; 100 Craig,

9-11 am (to register: 624-8046)

Office of Research Broadcast

"Indirect Costs for the Lay Audience," NCURA live satellite broadcast;

211 Lawrence, 11 am-3 pm (624-7417)

Pitt Thomas G. Masaryk Commemoration Ceremony

Speakers Antonin Hradilek, Czech Embassy, Washington, DC, & William

Lafe, Pittsburgh-Ostava Sister City Committee; 635 Liberty Ave.

CNG Tower, Downtown 1:30 pm

Wednesday, March 8

HR Workshop

"Effective Listening – Effective Talking: For Managers," Mary

Heath; 100 Craig, 9-11 am (to register: 624-8046)

Pathology Seminar

"Mechanisms of Hex Gene Regulation by the Mixed Lineage Leukemia

Protein," Jay Hess; 1104 UPMC Conf. Ctr., noon

Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Role of Coactivators on Steroid Hormone Action," Sergio Onate;

5th fl. Eye & Ear Boardrm., 4 pm

Thursday, March 9

KGSB Training Session

"Mechanics of Starting a Small Business"; 180 Mervis, 8-10 am

Alzheimer's Seminar

"Personal Robots for the Elderly: Curse or Blessing?" Sebastian

Thrun, CMU; ADRC Conf. Rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Characterization of the Enhanced 'TH1-like' Immune Response

in iNOS KO Mice," Rosemary Hoffman; 995 BST West, noon

HR Workshop

"Staff Association Council," Joanne Rosol; 100 Craig, 1-3 pm

(to register: 624-8046)

UPCI Research Seminar

"DNA Repair & Breast Cancer Etiology," Jean Latimer, Magee Womens

Hospital; 1095 BST, 4 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Bayer Chemistry Colloquium

"Studies in Asymmetric Catalysis," Eric Jacobson, Harvard; Chevron

Ashe Aud., 8 pm

Friday, March 10

* University closed for Great Americans Day.

Bayer Chemistry Colloquium

"Enantioselective Hetero-Diels Alder Reactions: Synthesis of

FR-901464," Eric

Saturday, March 11

Chamber Music Recital

Phillips String Quartet; FFA Aud., 3 pm (624-4125)

Sunday, March 12

* Spring recess ends.

Monday, March 13

* Classes resume.

Brazilian Studies Program of Latin American Studies Conference

"Brazilian Economic, Political & Social Policies: Adjusting to

the Global Environment"; March 13, keynote address by Rubens

Barbosa, 10:30 am-5 pm; March 14 events 9 am-2:45 pm, 2K56 Posvar


Senate Council Meeting

2M56 Posvar, 3 pm

Tuesday, March 14

HR Workshop

"Adventures in Learning (PIP)," Ellen Caldwell; 100 Craig, 9-11

am (to register: 624-8046)

Communication/Rehabilitation Sciences Lecture

4060 Forbes Tower, noon-1 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"C.I. Lewis' A Priori," Gary Hardcastle, U of WI; 817R CL, 12:05



Vs. Duquesne; Trees Field, 3 pm

Pitt/CMU Ernest Nagel Philosphy & Science Lecture

"Investigations," Stuart Kauff-man, Santa Fe Institute; Rangos

3 Hall, University Center, CMU, 4:30 pm

New Music From Pitt Concert

New works by graduate student composers; FFA Aud., 8 pm (624-4125)

Wednesday, March 15

* Spring term withdrawal deadline.

HR Workshop

"Getting a Grip on Stress, Part Two," Cynthia Rhodes; 100 Craig,

9-11 am (to register: 624-8046)


Vs. Niagara U, doubleheader; Trees Field, noon

Communication Science & Disorders/Rehabilitation Sciences Clinical


4065 Forbes Tower, noon-1 pm (647-1341)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Activation of Latent TGF-B by Thrombospondin-1: Mech-anisms

& Physiology," Joanne Murphy-Ullrich, U of AL; 1104 UPMC Conf.

Ctr., noon

Staff Association Council Meeting

2M/2P56 Posvar, 12:30-2 pm

Anne C. Sonis Health Care Lecture

"Drug Safety: How Big a Problem? What Can Be Done?" David Westfall

Bates; 123 University Place, 1:30 pm

Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Regulation of Stem Cell Development in the CNS," Laura Lillien;

S100-A BST, 4 pm

Pitt/CMU Ernest Nagel Philosphy & Science Lecture

"Are Eukaryotic Cells in the Ordered Regime?" Stuart Kauffman,

Santa Fe Institute; Adamson Wing Baker Hall, CMU, 4:30 pm

Thursday, March 16

* Registration begins for fall term 2000.

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Should the Beat Go On? The Ethics of Disarming Cardiac Pacemakers,"

Beth Chaitin; lec. rm. 5 Scaife, noon-1 pm

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"A Novel Strategy for Vaccine Development Manipulating Acquired

Immunity With Complement Ligands," Hong-mei Liang; "Antigen Internalization

& Processing Capacities of Bone Marrow DCs," Jayakar Nayak; 995

BST West, noon

Bayer Chemistry Colloquium

"Structure & Reactivity of Organic Intermediates as Revealed

by Time-Resolved IR Spectroscopy," John Toscano, Johns Hopkins;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Women's Tennis

Vs. St. Bonaventure; Washington Landing, 3 pm

Bayer Chemistry Colloquium

"Quantum Control of Wave Packet Dynamics," Jeff Krause, U of

FL; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

UPCI Research Seminar

"DNA Repair Genes & TGF-Beta Receptors, Coupled Targets in Human

Gastrointestinal Cancers," Sanford Mark-owitz, Case Western;

1095 BST, 4 pm

Pitt/CMU Ernest Nagel Philosophy & Science Lecture

"Bio-Science," Stuart Kauff-man, Santa Fe Institute; Conan Hall,

University Center, CMU, 4:30 pm

Johnstown Campus SAT Workshop

Murtha Educational Center, PJ, 6-7:30 pm (to register: 814/269-2099)

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


"Growth Factor Signaling & Apoptosis in Normal Human Hepatocytes

& Transformed Cells," Minji Jo; March 13, 1095 BST, 10 am

Physics & Astronomy

"Eta Electroproduction From Hydrogen in the Region of the S11(1535)

Baryon Resonance," Richard Allen Thompson; March 13, 216 Allen,

10 am


"Free Jazz & the Black Arts Movement, 1958-1967," Emmett Price;

March 15, 114 Music, 10 am


University Art Gallery

"Recent Works by Uwe Wittwer" & "Selections From the Permanent

Collection," through Saturday; FFA, Thurs. 10 am-8 pm, Fri.

10 am-4 pm (648-2423)

University Art Gallery

Artists' books from Ohio Valley area collections, March 14-April

4; FFA Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Thurs. 10 am-8 pm, (648-2423)



Staff interested in marching in procession should contact Office of Special Events by April 14 (624-7100).

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published March 16. It will contain events of March 16-30. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm March 9, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax: 624-4579 or e-mail to

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