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March 16, 2006


Thursday 16

• Fall term registration & add/drop begin; first two days reserved for seniors.

Collegiate YMCA Open House

311 Bellefield 11 am-2 pm (8-7960)

Bradford Campus Luncheon

Don Ulin; Mukaiyama Univ. Rm., UPB, 11:30 am (814/362-7505)

ADRC Lecture

“Oral Health Assessment of Older Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease,” Kathleen Dobrosielski Vergona, dental medicine; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm (2-2700)

Asian Studies Lecture

“Nothing About Us Without Us. Disability Culture in Developing Countries — An Indian Perspective,” Jyoti Vidhani, UCIS; 4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“The Catholic Position on Feeding the Unconscious,” David Kelly, Duquesne; 113 Law, noon-1 pm (4-0083)

Immunology Seminar

“Sequential Acquisition of Helper & Suppressor Functions by CD8+ T Cells,” Payal Watchmaker, medicine; “HMGB1, an Endogenous Danger Signal in IBD,” Shaival Davé, medicine; S120 BST, noon (8-7050)

Ctr. For National Preparedness Lecture

“Strategies for the Automatic Detection of Anomalous Behavior,” Kevin Murphy, Penn; 5th fl. Alumni, 3-4 pm (4-2677)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“The World’s Largest Kimberlite Crater: Geology of Mwadui Crater, Tanzania,” Ian Skilling; 11 Thaw, 4-5 pm (4-8780)

Univ. Art Gallery Talk

“The Best of Teenie Harris,” John Brewer; Univ. Art Gallery, 4 pm

Pitt/UPMC Presentation

“Helping the Heart Heal Itself,” Alan Russell, Amit Patel & Robert Kormos; Cellomics Bldg., 100 Tech. Dr., 5:30-7 pm (reservations: 7-0523)

Toastmasters Meeting

N727 Montefiore, 6-7:30 pm (also March 23 & 30)

Univ. Art Gallery Spoken Word Open Mic Event

Vanessa German; Univ. Art Gallery, 6 pm

UPMC Lecture

“A Reason to Hope: New Advances in the Surgical & Medical Treatment of Colorectal Cancer,” Linda Farkas, surgery, & Ramesh Ramanathan, medicine; Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside Hospital, 6:30 pm (412/623-3651)

BAS Mr. & Ms. Black U of Pgh. Pageant

Benedum aud., 7:30 pm (8-7880)

Johnstown Campus Poetry Reading

Marilyn Chin; J. Irving Whalley Chapel, UPJ, 7:30-9 pm (814/255-2991)

Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

Robert Sutherland Lord, organ; Heinz Chapel, 8 pm (4-4157)

East Asian Film

“Hi Dharma 2, Showdown in Seoul”; 332 CL, 8:30 pm

Friday 17

Asian Studies/History Lecture

“Northern Purgatives, Southern Restoratives: Medical Regionalism & Regional Identity During the Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644),” Marta Hanson, Johns Hopkins; 3106 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

“Drosophila as a Model System for Degenerative Diseases,” Doris Kretzschmar, OR Health & Sciences U; 1395 BST, noon (3-7757)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

826 CL, noon-2 pm

Laboratory of Education & Research on Security Assured Info Systems Seminar

“Attack-Resistant Location Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks,” Peng Ning, NC St.; 404 IS, 2-3:30 pm (4-2677)

Psychology Lecture

“Interpersonal, Cognitive & Biological Aspects of Depression: Toward an Integration,” Ian Gotlib, Stanford; 4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Anthropology Lecture

“The Anthropology of Everyday Competencies,” Steven Albert, GSPH; 3106 Posvar, 3 pm

HA&A Lecture

“Spatial History & Criminal Memory: Confronting the Nazi Past in the Architecture of Postwar Nuremberg,” Paul Jaskot, DePaul; 203 FFA, 4 pm

BAS Mr. & Ms. Black U of Pgh. Ball

Holiday Inn Select, 8:30 pm (8-7880)

Saturday 18

SHRS Open House

Forbes Tower, 10 am-1 pm (3-6556)

Univ. Art Gallery Story Hour

Terri Bradley; Univ. Art Gallery, 11 am

Indonesian Dance Class

2nd fl. Bellefield, noon-2 pm (4-4184)

CLAS/Latin American Cultural Union Film

“Ratas, Ratones, Rateros”; FFA aud., 5:30-7:30 pm (8-7394)

Music on the Edge Concert

DoublePlay; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (tickets: 412/394-3353)

Sunday 19

Heinz Chapel Organ Concert

Cynthia Pock; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 20

CLAS Conference

“Alternative Politics & Epistemologies: Latin America’s Current Challenges to Globalization & Neoliberalism”; 2500 Posvar, 9 am-4 pm (8-7391)

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Roles for the Origin Recognition Complex & the Cell Cycle in Budding Yeast Heterochromatin,” Catherine Fox, U of WI-Madison; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Titusville Campus Dance Performance

FiddleKicks; Henne aud., UPT, 7:30 pm (tickets: 814/827-4503)

Music Monday Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Tuesday 21

Race & Social Problems Film

“Frontline: The O.J. Verdict”; 2017 CL, noon-2 pm

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Modeling in Philosophy of Science,” Stephen Hartmann, London School of Econ & UC-Irvine; 817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Chemistry Francis Clifford Phillips Lecture

“The Chemistry-Medicine Continuum: Function-Oriented Synthesis, New Reactions & New Therapeutics Leads,” Paul Wender, Stanford; 12 Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Cultural Studies Lecture

“Language Capacity Beyond Chomsky & Searle,” Martin Potschka; 213 CL, 4 pm

Wednesday 22

UPMC/WPIC Training Session

“Family Role in a Recovery Oriented System of Care”; 104 BST, 9-11 am (412/605-1218)

HA&A Colloquium

“The Gendering of Wandering in Friedrick’s Landscapes & Romanticism,” Gretchen Bender; 203 FFA, noon-1 pm

Pathology Seminar

“Integrin-Linked Kinase: Critical Roles in ECM-Actin Cytoskeletal Organization, Cell Survival & Oncogenesis,” Shoukat Dedhar, U of BC; 1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon (also March 29)

Chemistry Francis Clifford Phillips Lecture

“Breaching Biological Barriers: In Vitro & In Vivo Studies on New Systems for Drug & Probe Deliveries,” Paul Wender, Stanford; 12 Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Book Ctr. Book Launch Party

“Winter’s Tales: Reflections on the Novelistic Stage,” Kathleen George, theatre arts; Book Ctr., 4:30-6 pm (8-1453)

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“Searching for Pythagoras,” Walter Orange; Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7 pm

REES/Pgh. Polish Cultural Council/Pitt Polish Students Alliance Lecture

“Poland & Polish Americans: Partners in Each Other’s Progress or Long Lost Cousins?” Boguslaw Winid; 2500 Posvar, 7:30-9 pm (8-7407)

Thursday 23

Asian Studies Lecture

“Writing the Other, Defining the Self: Japanese Identity in hte Twentieth Century” Rachael Hutchinson, Colgate; 4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Immunology Seminar

“Transplantation Tolerance—Bringing Coals to Newcastle,” David Sachs, Harvard; aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

REES/Pgh. Polish Cultural Council/Pitt Polish Students Alliance Lecture

“Poland After the Election,” Boguslaw Winid; 4217 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm (8-7407)

REES/EU Ctr. Lecture

Sylvia Mihalikova, Comenius U, Bratislava; 4130 Posvar, 2-3:30 pm (8-7407)

Women’s Studies Conference

“Teaching Gender/Gendered Teaching”; 501 CL, 4-5:30 pm (also March 24, 9:30 am-3 pm)

Policy, Ethics & Accountability Lecture

“Reaching for Hospitality: Politics & Ethics in Record Making,” Verne Harris, Nelson Mandela Foundation; FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Bradford Campus Empty Bowls Dinner

Mukaiyama Univ. Rm., UPB, 5:30 pm (814/362-7657)

Friday 24

Laboratory of Education & Research on Security Assured Info Systems Seminar

“An Experimental Analysis of Scans & Their Impact on Attacks,” Michel Cukier, U of MD; 404 IS, 2-3:30 pm (4-2677)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Hunting Causes & Using Them,” Nancy Cartwright, London School of Economics & UC-San Diego; G8 CL, 3:30 pm (4-1052)

Classics Lecture

“Satyrs, Romance & the Ends of the Oresteia,” Mark Griffith, UC-Berkeley; 235 CL, 4 pm (4-4494)

Pitt Dance Ensemble Performance

“Mosaic”; Trees dance studio, 8 pm (also March 25; 8-8262)

Saturday 25

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Job Hunting”; lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 9 am-3 pm (412/578-3716)

Univ. Art Gallery Story Hour

Terri Bradley; Univ. Art Gallery, 11 am

Africana Studies Workshop

“Conflict Resolution & Post Conflict Reconstruction in Africa,” John Prendergast; FFA aud. & 4130 Posvar, noon-10 pm (8-2058)

REES/Pgh. Polish Cultural Council/Pitt Polish Students Alliance Lecture

“Reign of Light: A Biography of Casimir the Great,” A.H. Kostreva; 1501 Posvar, 2-4 pm

Sunday 26

Bach & the Baroque Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

“Two Note Wonders,” Ying Quartet; Bellefield aud., 3 pm (4-4129)

Johnstown Campus Concert

Iris Kaplan & Nanette Kaplan Solomon; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 3 pm (tickets: 1-800/846-2787)

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

“A Musical Dim Sum,” Ying Quartet; CAPA Theater, Downtown, 7 pm (4-4129)

Monday 27

Fitness for Life Health Screening

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 7-11am (appointment: 888/553-8762; also March 28)

OIS Program

“PASSPORT to Academic Success”; Dining Rm. A WPU, noon-1:30 pm

REES/EU Ctr. Lecture

Gyorgy Schopflin; 4130 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm (8-7407)

Memorial Service

For Jerome C. Wells, economics; Heinz Chapel, 2 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Metagenomic Analysis of Chemical Signaling & Microbial Community Robustness in an Insect Gut,” Jo Handelsman, U of WI; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

CGS Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Info Session

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 6-7 pm (4-6600)

Pgh. Contemporary Writer’s Reading

Anne Carson, poet; 125 FFA, 8:30 pm (4-6506)

Tuesday 28

REES Lecture

“Ethnic Groups & Power Structures in Southern Russia,” Oxana Karnaukhova, Rostov U, Russia; 4217 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm (8-7407)

Survival Skills & Ethics Program

“Grants From the Dept. of Defense”; S100 BST, noon-1:30 pm (412/578-3716)

Vanguard Presentation

“Save More”; 342 Craig, noon-1 pm (800/662-0106)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Gauging Deutsch-Hayden: A New Theory Meets a Familiar Argument,” Chris Timpson, U of Leeds; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Law Lecture

“Intellectual Property in a Global Economy,” Todd Dickinson, GE; Teplitz Courtrm. Law, 3-4:30 pm (8-1373)

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“Eat Your Own Dog Food: Participatory Action Design,” Rory Cooper, SHRS; 2500 Posvar, 4 pm (4-5750)

HA&A Panel Discussion

“The Evolution of Schenley Plaza”; FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Wednesday 29

Fitness for Life Health Screening

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 7-11 am (appointment: 888/553-8762)

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

James Larson; LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

HA&A Colloquium

“Identity, Cultural Property & Contemporary Native American Art,” Bill Anthes; 203 FFA, noon-1 pm

Pathology Seminar

“Structure-Function & Evolution of the Orphan Nuclear Hormone Receptors PXR & CAR,” Matthew Krasowski, clinical chemistry; 1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Vanguard Presentation

“Planning for Retirement”; Dining Rm. A WPU, noon-1 pm (800/662-0106)

Women’s Studies Lunch

“Motherhood & Activism in Peruvian Women’s Organizations,” Blenda Femenias, anthropology; 2201 Posvar, noon

Titusville Campus Lunch

“First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald,” Phillip Atteberry; Haskell Library, UPT, 12:15-12:45 pm (814/827-4429)

Senate Plenary Session

“Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Realities: Commercializing Academic Innovation”; Assembly Rm. WPU, 2-5 pm (4-6505)

Global Studies/Global Solutions Pgh. Lecture

“Eyewitness to Genocide,” Brian Steidle; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 6 pm (4-2918)

Bradford Concert

Bromeley Theatre, UPB, 7:30 pm

Asian Studies Film

“Too Beautiful to Lie”; 332 CL, 8:30 pm

Global Studies Lecture

“Global Governance or Global Government? The Case of Financial Services”; ISLLC lounge Sutherland, 8:30 pm

Thursday 30

Bioethics & Health Law Symposium

“Designer Babies,” Lee Silver, Princeton; Leslie Bender, Syracuse, & Larry Palmer, Louisville; 111 Law, 9 am-noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“The Ugly American? Cultural Competency & International NGOs Working in Indonesia—A Pilot Study of Mercy Corps’ Food Nutritional Program,” Kia-Jacquelyn Omotalade; 4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Vanguard Presentation

“Staying Ahead: Fine-Tuning Your Portfolio”; S123 BST, noon-1 pm (800/662-0106)

Chemistry Lecture

“Neurochemical Studies With Capillary Electrophoresis of Cells, Single Fly Heads & Populations of Flies: Toward Understanding Behavior, Addictions & Drug Abuse,” Andrew Ewing, Penn; 12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Johnstown Campus 25th Anniversary of RN-to-BSN Program Celebration

Living/Learning Ctr. Heritage, UPJ, 5-9 pm (814/269-2995)

Katz Pgh. Executive Lecture

“Providing Ethical Leadership to Organizations,” Bradley Agle; 5th fl. Alumni, 5:30-8:30 pm (8-1608)

Ph.D Defenses

GSPH/Human Genetics

“Experimental Evidence for the Peptide Competition Between Type 1 Diabetes Associated HLA-DQ8 & DR4 Molecules,” Xinhui Ge; March 16, 1100 Rangos, 1:30-3:30 pm


“I Won’t Play Primitive to Your Modern: The Art of David Neel (Kwagiutl), 1985-2000,” Carolyn Butler-Palmer; March 17, 104 FFA, 2-4 pm


“Collaboration Among Human Service Nonprofit Organizations: Mapping Formal & Informal Networks of Exchange,” Chisung Park; March 23, 3600 Posvar, 10 am


“Assessing Agreement Among Raters & Identifying Atypical Raters Using a Log-Linear Modeling Approach,” Kari Kastango; March 23, 325A Parran, 11 am

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“Hemispheric Differences in Effects of Meaning Similarity & Meaning Dominance on Semantic Priming: A Divided Visual Field Study,” Wiltrud Fassbinder; March 23, 4015 Forbes Tower, noon


“Face Processing Abilities in Children With Autism,” Joyce Giovannelli; March 24, 4127 Sennott, 9 am

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“Swallowing & Cognition: Are Medical Processes on the Menu?” Marty Brodsky; March 29, 6012 Forbes Tower, 11 am


SAC Sarris Candy Sale

Order forms due March 20 to 313 Bellefield. (4-4236)

Nursing Scholarship

Applications due March 30; call 4-7941 for more info.

Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards

Applications due April 3; call 4-5522 for more info.

Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award Nominations

Nominations due April 19 to 1234 CL. (4-6505)


Univ. Art Gallery

“Spaces of Memory”; through March 25, Univ. Art Gallery, M-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm

Hillman Library

“Florida Jay,” through March 27; “Autumnal Warbler,” March 28-April 10; Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

Bradford Campus

“Affairs of the Art 2006”; March 17-April 14, KOA Gallery Blaisdell, UPB, M-Th 8:30 am-8 pm, F 8:30 am-6 pm (814/362-7505)

Barco Library

“Recent Work,” Wes Morar & Marc Silverman, photographers; through April 28, Barco Library Gallery, M-Th 7:30 am-11:45 pm, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-midnight (8-1321)


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Steal Away”; March 23-April 8, Th-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Alumni (4-7298)

Titusville Campus

“The Nerd”; March 23-25 at 7:30 pm, Haskell aud., UPT (tickets: 814/827-4503)

Nationality Rooms

“Mrs. Shakespeare, Will’s First & Last Love,” Yvonne Hudson; March 25 at 4 & 7 pm, March 26 at 4 pm, 144 CL (tickets: 412/512-0589)

Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Dancing at Lughnasa”; March 29-April 9, T-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Charity Randall, Stephen Foster Memorial (4-7529)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published March 30. It will contain events of March 30-April 13. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm March 23 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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