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May 18, 2000


Thursday, May 11

Dental Medicine Bowser Lecture

"Street Drugs & Their Impact on You & Your Dental Practice," Harold Crossley, U of MD; lec. rm. 5 & 6 Scaife, 7:45 am (648-8370)

HR Workshop

"Financial Information Overview," Kathy Tosh, Michael Moran & Sharon Sobol; 1M56 Posvar, 9 am-noon (to register: 624-8046)

CIRCL Lecture

"Research on Injury Related to Intimate Partner Violence," Jacquelyn Campbell, Johns Hopkins; Magee Womens Hospital Aud., 11 am (reservations: 648-2600)

UPMC/Highmark Pitt-Flex Presentation

2M56 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Analyses of Autoimmune Disease QTL Provide a Unique View of the Immune System," Linda Wicker, Merck Research Labs; lec. rm. 1 Scaife, noon

UPCI Special Seminar

"Regulation of Growth and Differentiation of Cancer Cells by Modulation of erb-B2 Receptor Family Members," Anne Hamburger, U of MD; 1295 BST, 12:30 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Psychopharmacology & the Pediatrician," John Campo, psychiatry & pediatrics; 622 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, May 12

UPG Children's Literature Conference

Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli, author of "Maniac Magee"; Millstein Library, UPG, 7:45 am-2:45 pm

Senate BPC Meeting

512 CL, 12:05-2 pm

Saturday, May 13

Greensburg Campus Institute for Continued Learning Workshop

Powers Hall, UPG, 9 am (724/836-7048)

Johnstown Social Work Workshop

"LSW Exam Prep Course," Barbara Shore; Living Learning Ctr., UPJ, 9 am-5 pm (814/269-2099)

Baseball Vs. Boston College, doubleheader; Trees Field, noon

Kuntu Repertory Theatre Gala

Billy Harper, saxophonist; Masonic Temple, 6 pm (for tickets: 648-2239)

35th International Cabaret Ball

WPU Assembly Rm., 6 pm (for tickets: 624-6150)

Sunday, May 14

Race for the Cure

Schenley Park at Flagstaff Hill, 8:15 am (521-2873)

Baseball Vs. Boston College; Trees Field, noon

Monday, May 15

* Summer 12-week, 6-week-1, 4-week-1 sessions registration periods end; classes begin.

Summer Instructional Development Institutes Workshop

"Course Development Using 'CoureseInfo,'" CIDDE staff; basement, Masonic Temple, 8:30 am-5 pm, runs through May 18 (to register: 624-7208)

Enid Goldberg Memorial Service

Heinz Chapel, 2:30 pm; reception to follow, Members Lounge, University Club

Tuesday, May 16

UPMC Virology Symposium

"Emerging Viral Diseases," Connie Schmaljohn, US Army Medical Research; S100 BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 17

* Summer 4-week-1 session & 6-week-1 session add/drop periods end.

HR Workshop

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

Pathology Seminar

"Proteolysis & the Initiation of Apoptosis," Guy Salvesen, Bernham Institute; 1104 UPMC Conf. Ctr., noon

Thursday, May 18

Office of Research/NCURA Satellite Broadcast

"Hot Topics: The Best of the Best"; 211 Lawrence, 11 am-3 pm

Alzheimer's Seminar

"Development of Gene Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease," Darren Wolfe, molecular genetics & biochemistry; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm (692-2700)

UPCI Immunology Seminar

Hannah Rabinowich; 995 BST West, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

1103 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, May 19

* Summer term add/drop period ends.

Pharmacology Seminar

"The Biological Impact of the Tumor Microenvironment, New Leads From Expression Profiling," Nicolas Denko, Stanford; 1395 BST, noon

UPMC Virology Symposium

"Emerging Viral Diseases," Adriano Aguzzi, U of Zurich; S100 BST, 3:30 pm

Saturday, May 20

Autism Research Walkathon

North Park, 9 am check-in (487-6851)

UPG Institute for Continued Learning Workshop

"Aging Successfully Program," Powers Hall, UPG, 9 am (724/836-7048)

UPMC Shadyside Community Celebration

"A Day of Family Fun"; East End Community Health Ctr. parking lot, 117 N. Negley Ave., 3-7 pm (404-4000)

Sunday, May 21

KGSB Leadership Series for Women

Masonic Temple, 8:30 am-4:30 pm runs through May 25 (648-1566)

Monday, May 22

* Summer 12-week session add/drop period ends.

Child Development Family Support Conference

"Community Building: Celebrating Success & Forging New Partnerships"; Sheraton Hotel at Station Sq., 7:30 am-4 pm (to register: 624-4173)

Tuesday, May 23

Johnstown Summer Instructional Development Institutes Workshop

"Course Development Using 'CourseInfo,'" CIDDE staff; also May 24, Murtha Education Ctr., UPJ, 9 am-5 pm (to register: 624-7208)

UPMC Virology Symposium

"Emerging Viral Diseases," Robert Purcell, NIH; S100 BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday, May 24

Chemical Hygiene/Lab Safety Training

Benedum Aud., 9-10:30 am

Pathology Seminar

"Histologic Classification of the Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias," Jeffrey Myers, Mayo Clinic; 1104 UPMC Conf. Ctr., noon

Thursday, May 25

UPCI Immunology Seminar

Jenny Ting, U of NC; 995 BST West, noon

UPMC Virology Symposium

"Emerging Viral Diseases," Robin Weiss, Univ. College London; S100 BST, 3:30 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Obesity, Insulin Resistance & Leptin Action: Insights From a Rat Model of Diet-Induced Obesity," Robert O'Doherty, genetics & biochemistry; 622 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Dental Medicine Grand Rounds Lecture

"Leadership for Life: The Journey From Effectiveness to Excellence," Eric Rippert, 2148 Salk, 4:30 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


"The Role of Mitochondria in Glutamate-Induced Neuronal Injury," Joelle Scanlon; May 11, 1395 BST, 3:00 pm


"What Does It Mean to Say That Logic Is Formal?" John Macfarlane; May 16, 1001D CL, 2 pm

IS & Telecommunications

"Shared Defect Detection in Asynchronous Software Inspection," Bordin Sapsom-boon; May 18, 503 IS, 10 am

IS & Telecommunications

"Establishing the Performance Impact of Persistent Location Identification of Resources in Distributed Systems," Darin Stewart; May 22, 503 IS, 10 am


"Toxix Encephalopathy: Neurocognitive Performance Examined With Functional Neuroimaging," Robin Well-ington; May 22, LRDC 2nd. fl. aud., 2 pm


"A Study of the Information Behavior of Health Planners, Administrators, and Managers in Botswana and Implications for the Design of a National Health Information System," Kgomotso Moahi; May 23, 503 IS, 10 am


Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Johnstown Campus

"Poisons in Our Path: Watercolors by Anne Ophelia Dowden From the Hunt Institute of Botanical Documentation," and "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 events. (814/269-7234)


Johnstown Campus Family Getaway

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

Health Benefit Selections

Sign-up period ends May 26. All employees must submit forms even if they are retaining the same selections.

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published May 25. It will contain events of May 25-June 8. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm May 18 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax: 624-4579 or e-mail to

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