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April 13, 2000


Thursday, April 13

* Pitt Scouts for Food continues through April 30. Collection

sites in most major campus building lobbies. (624-7709)

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Drug Resistance in Acute Leukemia," Jimmy Hwang; 5th fl. Eye

& Ear Boardrm., 8 am

Cultural/Film Studies Lecture

"The Political Career of Indian Cinema: Understanding Indian

Cine-Politics," M. Madhava Prasad, Center for the Study of Culture

& Society, Bangalore; 501 CL, 10 am (624-6564)

Bioethics Grand Rounds

"Subject Selection, Ethics & Pediatric Research," Eric Kodish,

Case Western; lec. rm. 5 Scaife, noon-1 pm

TIAA-CREF Presentation

"Allocating Assets to Meet Your Financial Goals!"; HR training

rm. Craig, noon-2 pm

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Molecular Mechanisms Underlying lg Allelic Exclusion – The Role

of DNA Methylation & Replication," Yehudit Bergman, Hebrew U;

S100-A BST, noon

Wellness Program Lecture

"Medicine in the 21st Century" David Servan-Schreiber, psychiatry

& Nobel Peace Prize group recipent; WPU Kurtzman Rm., noon-1


International Studies Presentation

"Human Rights Around the World & What You Can Do About It," William

Shulz, Amnesty Int'l; "Making Women's Rights a Reality in India:

A Practitioner's Perspective," Geeta Ramaseshan, lawyer with

Madras High Court; 2M56 Posvar, 3 pm (624-4780)

Economics Seminar

"The Evolution of Comparative Advantage," Eric Fisher, OH State;

4P58 Posvar, 3:30-5 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

Richard Day; A-115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Bayer Pittsburgh Conference Lecture

"Electrochemistry at Ultra-microelectrodes: New Opportunities,

New Challenges & New Problems," Christian Amatore, Ecole Normale

Superieure, Paris; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture

"Telomere Capping & Cell Proliferation," Elizabeth Blackburn,

UC San Francisco; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 4 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"CNS Serotonin & the Sympathetic Nervous System in the Insulin

Resistance Syndrome," Matthew Muldoon; 622 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Provost's Inaugural Lecture

"Screening Ireland: History, Memory, Nation," Marcia Landy, English;

FFA Aud., 4 pm

History of Art & Architecture Lecture

"John Ruskin's True Griffin: A Grotesque History of Art," Franny

Connelly, U of MO; 202 FFA, 4:30 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, April 14

Medicine Grand Rounds

"The Diagnosis & Management of Primary & Secondary Hypertension,"

L. Rubin; lec. rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am

Intergenerational Studies/Generations Together Conference

"Seeds to Success: An Intergenerational Conference"; University

Club, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (648-7150)

Human Genetics Seminar

"Genetic Studies of 1p & 19q in Gliomas," Robert Jenkins, Mayo

Clinic; A115 Crabtree, noon-1 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Long QT Syndrome: Molecular Mechanisms of HERG Potassium Channel

Dysfunction," Craig January, U of WI; 1395 BST, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

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

TIAA-CREF Presentation

"Are You Age 50 or Older? If So, Are You Prepared for Retirement?";

3rd fl. Craig conf. ctr., 1-3 pm

Germanic Retirement Lecture

"Die Erste Deutshe Sprachakademie. Die Erschliessung Der Fruchtbringenden

Gesellschaft (1617-1680) Durch Eine Kritische Edition," Martin

Bircher, U of Zurich Bibliotheca Bodmeriana, Geneva, in honor

of Klaus Conermann, Germanic dept. professor; 202 FFA, 3-4:30


Center for Philosophy of Science Annual Lecture

"Explanation & Invariance in the Special Sciences," James Woodward,

Cal Tech; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Classics Lecture

"The Transformation of the Epic Genre in Late Antiquity," Karla

Pollmann, St. Andrews, UK; 149 CL, 3:30 pm

Economics Seminar

"Collusion via Signaling in Open Ascending Auctions With Multiple

Objects & Complementarities," Giuseppe Lopomo, NYU; 4P58 Posvar, 3:30-5 pm

Bayer Chemistry Colloquium

"Catalysis by Palladium Complexes: Are Well-Known Mechanisms

So Well-Known?" Christian Amatore, Ecole Nomale Superieure, Paris;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

UPCI Hoops for a Cure Charity Basketball

With the Pittsburgh Steelers; Chartiers Valley H.S., South Hills,

6:30 pm (279-1690)

Saturday, April 15

UPCI Cancer Survivors Support Program

"Strength for Learning & Living"; The Riverwatch in the Strip

District, 8:15 am

Jumpstart Kidfest Festival

WPU lawn, 10 am-2 pm (624-9101)

Baseball Vs. Connecticut, doubleheader; Trees Field, noon

Music Concert

Bach's St. Matthew Passion; Heinz Chapel, 7 pm (624-4125)

Sunday, April 16

Baseball Vs. Connecticut; Trees Field, noon

Music Concert

Bach's St. Matthew Passion; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (624-4125)

Monday, April 17

W. European Studies Lectures

"Breaking Through the Post-War Cover-Up of Nazi Doctors in Germany,"

Christian Pross, Berlin Ctr. for Treatment of Torture Victims;

2K56 Posvar, 2-4 pm; also WPU Kurtzman Rm., 7:30-9:30 pm. (RSVP for evening lecture: 681-8000)

Tuesday, April 18

Film/Cultural Studies & English Lecture

"Traumatic Memories of Remembering & Forgetting: War Trauma &

'Hiroshima mon Amour,'" Elizabeth Cowie, U of Kent; 501 CL, 10 am

KGSB Women's Alumni Council Forum

"Sharing Wealth & Falling Behind? A Report on the Economic Status

of Women in the Pittsburgh Region," Audrey Murrell; Founders Rm. Duquesne Club, Downtown, noon (648-1645)

Staff Association Council Spring Assembly

"Staff Health Care & Short-Term Disability Update," Ronald Frisch,

James Edgerton, Nancy Gilkes & Mark Burdsall, of Human Resources;

WPU Assembly Rm., noon-1:30 pm

Baseball Vs. Cleveland State; Trees Field, 3 pm

Alumni Council Women's Wellness Event

"Be Good to Yourself: Some Simple Steps to Nourish & Nurture,"

Leslie Bonci & Rania Harris; Masonic Temple Ballrm., 5:30-8:30 pm (800/258-7488)

Indian Classical Vocal Music Concert

FFA Aud., 7:30 pm (624-4125)

Wednesday, April 19

Environmental Health & Safety Lab Training

Benedum Aud., 9-10:30 am (624-9505)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Med. Arts, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Do Cardiac Ion Channel Proteins Have 'Partners' Before Reaching

Maturity at the Plasma Membrane?" Sabina Kupershmidt, Vanderbilt;

1395 BST, noon

HR Workshop

"Supervisory Skills: Helping Others Adapt to Change," Shirley

Tucker; 100 Craig, 12:30-4:30 pm (to register: 624-8046)

Softball Vs. Robert Morris, doubleheader; Frick Park, 3 pm

Thursday, April 20

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Advances in the Management of Colorectal Cancer," Daniel Haller;

5th fl. Eye & Ear Boardrm., 8 am

HR Workshop

"Supervisory Skills: Helping Others Adapt to Change," Shirley

Tucker; 100 Craig, 9 am-12:30 pm (to register: 624-8046)

Environmental Future Talk

"The Current & Future Status of Renewable Energy in PA," Bill

Hopwood; G-12 Law, noon-1 pm

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Dendritic Cell Migration & Antigen Acquisition in the Monkey,"

Simon Barratt-Boyes; 995 BST West, noon

Bayer Chemistry Colloquium

Peter Petillo, U of IL at Urbana, Champaign; Chevron Ashe Aud.; 2:30 pm


"The Balkan Challenge: Reflections on Nationalism & Conflicts,"

Strobe Talbott, Deputy Secretary of State; FFA Aud., 3 pm

Bayer Chemistry Colloquium

"Electron-Transfer Dynamics in Semiconductor Nanoma-terials,"

Tianquan Lian, Emory; Chevron Ashe Aud. , 4 pm

UPCI Research Seminar

"Treatment of Leukemia & Lymphoma With Recombinant Immunotoxins,"

Ira Pastan, NIH; S100-A BST, 4 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Pitt Jazz Ensemble Concert

Frank Foster, James Johnson, Greg Humphries & Mike Taylor; WPU

Assembly Rm., 8 pm (624-4364)

Friday, April 21

* Last day for spring term undergraduate classes.

Pharmacology Seminar

"Atomic View of the Clathrin Endocytic Machinery," Tomas Kirchhausen,

Harvard; 1395 BST, noon

Saturday, April 22

Softball Vs. Notre Dame, doubleheader; Frick Park, 11 am

African Ensemble Concert

Bellefield Aud., 7 pm (624-4125)

Monday, April 24

* Final exam period begins.

Pharmacology Seminar

"Control of Transmitter Release by Feedback Inhibition of Voltage-Gated

Calcium Channels," Kevin Currie, U of Chicago; 1395 BST, noon

Tamara Horowitz Memorial Lecture

"The Place of Beauty & the Role of Value in the World of Art,"Alexander

Nehamas, Princeton; WPU Ballrm., 3:30 pm

Wednesday, April 26

Pathology Seminar

"Nitric Oxide as an Inhibitor of Apoptosis," Timothy Billiar,

surgery; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Properties & Functions of IP3 Receptors in Cerebellar Purkinje

Cells," Kamran Khodakhah, U of CO; 5th fl. Eye & Ear Boardrm.,

4 pm

Thursday, April 27

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

Michael Levy; 5th fl. Eye & Ear Boardrm., 8 am

UPCI Seminar

"Environmentally Polarized (Th1-Versus Th2-Inducing) Effector

DC: Implications for Immunotherapy," Pawel Kalinski, oncology;

995 BST West, noon

UPCI Research Seminar

"Mechanisms of Androgen-Dependent Gene Activation," Diane Robins,

U of MI; 1095 BST West, 4 pm

Law Retirement Dinner

In honor of William Brown, professor; Hilton Hotel Ballrm., Downtown,

6 pm (648-1373)

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


"The Role of Molecular Chaperones in Protein Translocation Into the Yeast Endoplasmic Reticulum," Amie McClellan; April 13, A224 Langley, 9 am


"Evaluation of the Erie County Immunization Registry of Children

12 to 23 Months of Age," Nancy Rea; April 13, A-523 Crabtree, 10 am

Physics & Astronomy

"New Approaches to Gravitational Lensing," Thomas Kling; April

13, 216 Allen, noon

Bioethics & Health Law

"The Liberal Conception of Autonomy & the Effects of Difference,"

Jennifer Beck; April 13, Suite 300 Med. Arts, 2:30-4:30 pm


"Jump Diffusion Processes: Discrete-Time Option Replications

& Pricing European Call Option in the Presence of Transaction

Costs," Aurele Houngbedji; April 14, 332 CL, 10 am-noon


"Genetic & Functional Analysis of the Major Capsid Protein of

Bacteriophage HK97," Yiyong Li; April 14, A220 Langley, noon


"In the Shadow of His Language: Language & Feminine Subjectivity

in the Cinema," Ellen Kreger; April 17, 527A CL, 5-7 pm

Electrical Engineering

"Instantaneous Moment of a Signal," Keith Davidson; April 19,

330 Benedum, 9 am

Electrical Engineering

"Two-Dimensional Finite Element Magnetic Modeling Accounting

for Scalar Hysteresis Effects," Helen Toms; April 19, 444 Benedum

Hall, 1 pm

Physics & Astronomy

"Dynamics & Instabilities of Freely Standing Smectic-A Films,"

Hsuan-Yi Chen; April 19, 316 Allen, 1 pm


"Prevalence, Predicators & Impact of Atrial Fibrillation Following

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting," Marilyn Hravnak; April 19,

117 Victoria, 1:45-3:45 pm


"Patient Outcomes, Caregiver Experience & Resource Utilization

After Early Discharge Following Minimally Invasive Surgery Versus

Standard Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in the Aged," Mildred

Jones; April 19, 312 Victoria, 4-6 pm


"The Evolution of YouthBuild USA: A Case Study of Organizational

Innovation & Growth in a Changing Social Policy Environment,"

Jeffrey Perkins; April 20, 3G52 Posvar, 10:30 am


"The Impact of Early Prenatal Disclosure of Congenital Heart

Disease on Adaptation of Parents With Young Infants," Wanida

Sanasuttipun; April 20, 451 Victoria, 1:30-3:30 pm

History of Art & Archictecture

"Mapping Artifacts of the Frontier: An Approach to Study of the

Yan Mountainous Area in the Eastern Zhou Period (8th-3rd Century

BC)," Jian-Jing Li; April 21, 104 FFA, 9-11 am


"A Grounded Theory Study of Maternal Grief," Nancyann Falvo;

April 21, 446 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am


"The Negotiation for Multiple Identities of a Performing Genre:

The Case of P'ungmul in Contemporary Seoul," Shingil Park; April

21, 114 Music, 10 am


"Cancer Immunotherapy by Systemic Administration of Interleukin-10

to Mice Bearing Established Tumors," Robert Berman; April 21,

1595 BST, 1 pm

Social Work

"Children & Adolescents at Risk for Schizophrenia: Influence

of Familial Expressed Emotion," Debra Montrose; April 24, 2309

CL, 9:30-11 am

IS & Telecommunications

"Consistency Maintenance for Real-Time Collaborative Diagram

Development," Jeffrey Campbell; April 25, 503 IS, 10 am-noon


"Regulation of CFTR & ENaC Channel Density," Juanjuan Qi; April

25, S100 BST, 1 pm


"The Role of Necessity in Empirical Knowledge," Jennifer Nagel;

April 25, 1001B CL, 2 pm


"Somatosensory Processing in Inhibitory Feedback Circuits of

the Thalamus," Jed Hartings; April 25, 1695 BST, 2:30 pm

IS & Telecommunications

"Supporting Teamwork Using Software Agents in Human-Agent Teams,"

Terri Lenox; April 26, 501C IS, 10 am-noon


"The Characteristics of Users' Queries & Users' Relevance Criteria

in Image Retrieval in American History," Youngok Choi; April

27, 503 IS, 9:30-11:30 am


Pitt Repertory Theatre

"Little Shop of Horrors"; through April 16, Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm,

Sun., 2 pm; Stephen Foster Memorial (624-7529)


Pitt Studio Arts Student Exhibition

Through April 30; FFA, Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Thur. 10 am-8 pm;


Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Johnstown Campus

"Poisons in Our Path: Watercolors by Anne Ophelia Dowden from

the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation," & "Landscapes

in Pastel from the Permanent Collection"; Pasquerilla Performing

Arts Center, UPJ; through May 26, Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am-4:30 pm,

before and during all performance events. (814/269-7234)



Staff interested in marching in procession should contact Office

of Special Events by April 14. (624-7100)

Tripartite Symposium

"Sensor Technology for the New Millennium"; Aud. 6 Scaife, register

by April 17. (386-5799)

Chancellor's Affirmative Action Award

Submit forms to 1234 CL by April 28. (624-6505)

Child Welfare Education for Leadership

For caseworkers, supervisors & other child welfare employees

who want to earn a master's degree. Applications due by April

30. (624-6305)

Johnstown Campus Family Getaway

June 23-27. Application deadline May 15. (814/269-2099)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published

April 27. It will contain events of April 27-May 11. Information

for that time period must be received by 5 pm April 20, at 308

Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax: 624-4579 or

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