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March 30, 2006


Thursday 30

Bioethics & Health Law Symposium

“Designer Babies,”

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

Wellness Fair

WPU, 10 am-2 pm (8-8251)

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)

Immunology Seminar

“Roles & Regulation of the Arginases in Health & Disease,”

Sidney Morris, molecular genetics & biochemistry; aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Vanguard Presentation

“Staying Ahead: Fine-Tuning Your Portfolio”;

S123 BST, noon-1 pm (800/662-0106)

Titusville Campus Luncheon

“Women Who Have Been Influential in Physical Therapy,”

Malorie Kosht-Fedyshin & Amy Heath; Haskell Library, UPT, 12:15-12:45 pm (814/827-4429)

CGS Adult & Transfer Student Info Sessions

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 12:30 pm & 6 pm (also April 11; 4-6600)

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)

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

“Leadership Styles in the Devotio Moderna,”

Mathilde van Dijk, U of Groningen; 501 CL, 4 pm (4-6532)

OIS Coffee House

Ballrm. WPU, 4-6 pm

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)

Toastmasters Meeting

N727 Montefiore, 6-7:30 pm (also April 6 & 13)

Friday 31

Africana Studies DuBois-Nkrumah-Dunham Conference

Wyndham Garden Hotel, 9 am (also April 1; 8-7540)

SIS & Telecommunications Colloquium

“ESP: The Environment for Strategic Planning,”

Marek Druzdzel; 404 IS, 11 am-noon

Agora/Assn. of Women in Public Health Conference

“Transcending Boundaries: Human Rights & the Security Continuum”;

3rd fl. Posvar, noon-6 pm (also April 1, 9 am-5:30 pm)

UCIS/A&S Lecture

“Deep Grievances & Islamic Mobilization With a Focus on Chechnya,”

Hank Johnston, UC-San Diego; 2431 Posvar, 1:30-3 pm

Asian Studies/East Asian/UCIS Spring Fling

1228 CL, 2-4:30 pm (4-5568)

SIS Lab of Education Research on Security Assured Information Systems Seminar

Indrakshi Ray, Colorado St.; 404 IS, 2 pm (4-2677)

HA&A Lecture

“The Ends of Art & History of Science: Natural History & Its Representation ca. 1600,”

Claudia Swan, Northwestern; Carnegie Museum of Art theatre, 2:30 pm

Music Colloquium

“Soothing the Soul of the Home Front: The Nazi Musical Film Die Grobe Liebe,” Stephen Brockman; 132 Music, 4 pm (4-4125)

Religious Studies Conference

“Ritualizing in, on & Across the Boundaries of the Indian Subcontinent”;

FFA aud. & cloister, 5 pm

Gamelan Ensemble Concert

“The Bridge to Pajajarani”; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (also April 1; 4-4125)


Saturday 1

Religious Studies Conference

“Ritualizing, In, On & Across the Boundaries of the Indian Subcontinent”;

2500 Posvar, 9 am

SAC CPR/Basic 1st Aid Course

“Heart Saver AED”;

360 Benedum, 9 am-3 pm (4-4236)

Bigelow Bash

WPU, 10 am-6 pm

Pitt Repertory Theatre Lecture

Edward Casey, Stony Brook & Peter Machamer, HPS; Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster, 2-4 pm (RSVP: 4-7529)

African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pgh. Discussion & Celebration

“Jazz Legacies: Preservation & Conservation” &

“The Musicians: Their Music & Stories”;

FFA aud., 3-7 pm (412/867-1721)

Sunday 2

Asian Studies/East Asian Languages & Literatures Thomas Kukucka Lecture

“Folk Music in Eastern Slovakia: A Multi-Ethnic Draw,”

Robert Metil, music; 1700 Posvar, 2 pm (4-5568)

Men’s Glee Club Concert

1st Baptist Church, 159 N. Bellefield, 7:30 pm (4-4125)

Monday 3

CLAS Lecture

“Centralidad de las Fronteras: Procesos Socioculturales en la Frontera Mexico-Estados Unidos,”

Jose Manuel Valenzuela, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte; 4130 Posvar, noon (8-7391)

Biological Sciences Seminar

“As Time Glows By: Circadian Clocks in Bacteria From Molecules to Populations,”

Carl Johnson, Vanderbilt; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Music Monday Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Tuesday 4

ULS Conservation Ctr. for Art & Historic Artifacts Workshop

Lee Price; PAA, 9:30 am-4:30 pm (412/545-0613)

Katz Lecture

Howard Schilit; Mervis atrium, 11:45 am (RSVP: 8-1514)

REES Lecture

“Turkmenistan: Security & Stability in Central Asia,”

Meret Orazov, Turkmenistani ambassador; 3900 Posvar, noon (8-7407)

Survival Skills & Ethics Program Lunch

“Careers in Four Year Colleges”;

S100 BST, noon-1:30 pm (412/578-3716)

TIAA-CREF Info Session

“A Great Institution Just Got Even Better!”;

342 Craig, noon-1 pm (register: 877/209-3136)

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Physics & Astronomy John David Crawford Lecture

“The Universe Is a Strange Place,”

Frank Wilczek, MIT; 343 Alumni, 4:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Lecture

“The Near Future of the U.S. Military,”

Robert Kaplan; Living/Learning Ctr. Heritage, UPJ, 6:30-9 pm (814/269-2080)

Indian Classical Music Concert

Purrbayan Chatterjee, sitar & Subhankar Banerjee, tabla; Kresge Theater, CMU, 7:30 pm (8-8582)

Wednesday 5

HA&A Colloquium

“Performance Anxiety (From Cage to the Yes Men),”

Gerald Hartnett; 203 FFA, noon-1 pm

Race & Social Problems Lecture

“Father Absence Among African Americans,”

Orlando Patterson, Harvard; 2017 CL, noon (4-7382)

TIAA-CREF Info Session

“Five Habits of Highly Successful Investors”;

S121 BST, noon-1 pm (register: 877/209-3136)

Chemistry Pgh. Conference Lecture

“Site-Directed Spin Labeling: The Technology & Applications in Protein Science,”

Wayne Hubbell, UCLA; 12 Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Physics & Astronomy Seminar

“Prospects in Unification,”

Frank Wilczek, MIT; 102 Thaw, 4:30 pm

East Asian Film

“Fighter in the Wind”;

332 CL, 8:30 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Reading

Natasha Tretheway, poet; 125 FFA, 8:30 pm (4-6506)

Thursday 6

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“The Transition of Genetic Tests From the Bench to the Bedside,”

Jeffrey Botkin, U of UT; 113 Law, noon-1 pm (4-0083)

TIAA-CREF Info Session

“Your Retirement: A Personal Journey, a New Beginning”;

Dining Rm. A WPU, noon-1 pm (register: 877/209-3136)

Chemistry Pgh. Conference Lecture

“Molecular Mechanisms in Visual Signal Transduction: Lessons From Site-Directed Spin Labeling,”

Wayne Hubbell, UCLA; 12 Chevron, 2:30 pm (4-8200)

Biostatistics Seminar

Hua Yun Chen, IL-Chicago; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Physics & Astronomy Seminar

“Anyons: This Time for Real,”

Frank Wilczek, MIT; 102 Thaw, 4:30 pm

Policy, Ethics & Accountability Lecture

“Is Government Still Accountable?”

Thomas Blanton, GW; FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Concert

Von Trapp Children; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 8-10 pm (tickets: 800/846-2787)

Friday 7

Johnson Inst. for Responsible Leadership Lecture

“NGOs, Development & Changing Standards of Accountability,”

Michael Edwards, Ford Foundation; 20th Century Club, 8:30 am-3 pm (8-1336)

REES/WES Symposium

“Europe: East & West”;

Dining Rms. A & B, 9 am-5 pm (3-7694)

SIS & Telecommunications Lecture

Peter Gray; 404 IS, 11 am-noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon-2 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

“The AM & FM of Central Dopamine Neurotransmission,”

David Sulzer, Columbia; 1395 BST, noon (3-7757)

Philosophy Conference

“Camp Out!”;

2500 Posvar, 2-4:45 pm (also April 8, 9:30 am-3 pm; 4-5780)

SIS Lab of Education Research on Security Assured Information Systems Seminar

Sean Smith, Dartmouth; 404 IS, 2-3:30 pm

Psychology Lecture

“How Culture & Intervention Alter the Impact of Harsh Parenting on Children’s Aggressive Development,”

Kenneth Dodge, Duke; 4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Saturday 8

SAC CPR/Basic 1st Aid Courses

“Basic 1st Aid”; 361 Benedum, 9 am-noon; “Healthcare Provider”; 360 Benedum, 9 am-3 pm (4-4236)


“Paloma de Papel”; FFA aud., 3:50-6 pm (8-7394)

Pitt Graduate Composers Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Women’s Choral Ensemble Concert

1st Baptist Church, 159 N. Bellefield, 8 pm

Sunday 9

Organ Concert

George Rau; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 10

Senate Council Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Control of Cell Shape by Multiple Actin Homologues in a Bacterium,”

Jeff Errington, Oxford; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading

John Edgar Wideman; FFA aud., 7:30 pm (3-2493)

Tuesday 11

Jay L. Foster Community Lecture

“Factors That Promote Long Life,”

Claudia Kawas, UC-Irvine; IBEW conf. ctr., 5 Hot Metal Street, 1 pm (8-1294)

CLAS Lecture

“In the Midst of Garbage & Poison: Towards an Ethnography of Environmental Suffering,”

Javier Auyero, Stony Brook; 4130 Posvar, 2-3:30 pm (8-7392)

Drue Heinz Literature Prize Panel Discussion

“Writing Short Fiction,”

Tobias Wolf, Richard Ford & Bharati Mukherjee; Dining Rm. A WPU, 2-4 pm (3-2493)

Chemistry Lecture

“Voltage Gated Sodium Channels: A Therapeutic Target for Human Prostate Cancer,”

Milton Brown, UVA; 12 Chevron, 2:30 pm (4-8200)

Jay L. Foster Scientific Lecture

“Clinical & Pathological Studies of the Oldest Old: The 90+ Study,”

Claudia Kawas, UC-Irvine; A115 Crabtree, 4 pm (8-1294)

Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading

Tobias Wolf, Richard Ford, Katherine Vaz & Lucy Honig; 118 Parran, 7:30 pm (3-2493)

English/Honors College Lecture & Panel Discussion

“Liars, Scoundrels & Scribblers: The State of Journalistic Ethics Today”;

20th Century Club, 7:30 pm (register: 4-6880)

Wednesday 12

HA&A Colloquium

“Harvard’s Online Chinese Rubbing Project,”

Miao-Lin Hsu; 203 FFA, noon-1 pm

OIS Program

“PASSPORT to Social & Cultural Programming”;

Dining Rm. A WPU, noon-1:30 pm

Pathology Seminar

“Structurally Based HLA Matching in Transplantation,”

Rene Duquesnoy; 1105 Scaife, noon

REES/Ukrainian Students Assn. Lecture

“Chernobyl 20 Years After,”

Ihor Masnyk; 3900 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm (8-7407)

Studio Arts Talk

Univ. Art Gallery, noon

Drue Heinz Literature Prize Panel Discussion

“Publishing Short Fiction,” Michael Curtis;

527 WPU, 2-4 pm (3-2493)

Chemistry Lecture

12 Chevron, 2:30 pm (4-8200)

Asian Studies Roundtable Discussion

“Avian Flu in Asia & at Home,”

FFA aud., 6-8 pm (register: 8-7371)

Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading

Bharati Mukherjee, Jane McCafferty, John Blair & Darrell Spencer; 118 Parran, 7:30 pm (3-2493)

Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Thursday 13

ADRC Lecture

“Design for an Accessible Universe: Medical Device Design for In-Home Use,”

Linda Van Roosmalen, SHRS; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm (412/692-2700)

UPMC Educational Session

“Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids”;

EEI, 12:30-3:30 pm (register: 7-2030)

Chemistry Lecture

“Theoretical & Computational Studies of Vectorial Processes in Biology,”

Qiang Cui, WI-Madison; 12B Chevron, 2:30 pm (4-8200)

Ctr. for Nat’l Preparedness Seminar

“The Evolving Discipline of Emergency Medicine,”

Joe Suyama, emergency medicine; 5th fl. Alumni, 3-4 pm

Music Colloquium

“Pierrequin, Josquin & ‘Mittit ad Virginem’,”

Joshua Rifkin; 132 Music, 4 pm (4-4125)

Ph.D. Defenses

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Statistical Models of Two-Dimensional Turbulences,”

Yonggun Jun; March 30, 216 Allen, 2 pm


“Risky Business: Cultural Conceptions of HIV/AIDS in Indonesia,”

Piper Crisovan; March 31, 3106 Posvar, noon


“Ethnography of Voting: Nostalgia, Subjectivity & Popular Politics in Post-Socialist Lithuania,”

Neringa Klumbyte; March 31, 3106 Posvar, 2 pm


“Preclinical Biocompatibility Assessment of Cardiovascular Devices,”

Trevor Snyder; March 31, 750 Benedum, 2 pm


“A Genealogy of the Extraterrestrial in American Culture,”

Mark Harrison; April 3, 2201 Posvar, 9:30 am-11:30 am


“Implementing the Chronic Care Model to Improve Diabetes Care in the Community: Translating Theory to Practice,”

Gretchen Piatt; April 3, 601 Kaufman, 10 am


“Inflammation Is Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis,”

Vinay Mehta; April 3, 109 Parran, 10 am-noon


“Don’t Keep It Private! Economy of Digital Media Innovation in Developing Countries,”

Aimee-Marie Dorsten; April 3, 2201 Posvar, noon-2 pm


“Postural Sway & Sway-Adaptation During Exposure to Optic Flow: The Effect of Stimulus Periodicity & Concurrent Cognitive Tasks,”

Mark Musolino; April 3, B63 Benedum, 2:30 pm


“Structurally Unsound: The Changing State of Local Television,”

Thomas Baggerman; April 4, 901 CL, 9:30 am-11:30 am


“Latent Variable Models for Longitudinal Study With Informative Missingness,”

Li Qin; April 4, A724 Crabtree, noon

SIS & Telecommunications

“Energy Conservation for Wireless Ad Hoc Routing,”

Xiaobing Hou; April 5, 522 IS, 2-4 pm

Medicine/Biomedical Informatics

“An OLAP-GIS System for Numerical-Spatial Problem Solving in Community Health Assessment Analysis,” Matthew Scotch; April 5, M185 Parkvale, 3 pm


“Inflammation & Breast Cancer Risk,”

Gretchen Gierach; April 7, 510 Keystone, 9 am


“Leviathan & Automaton: Technology & Teleology in American Literature,”

John Adams; April 7, 526 CL, 3-5 pm


“The Role of Inflammation in Skeletal Muscle Healing,”

Wei Shen; April 7, Aircast rm. Kauffmann, 3 pm

A&S/Political Science

“The Europeanization of Italy’s Budget Institutions, 1960-2001: A Bottom-Up Approach,”

Francesco Stolfi; April 10, 4606 Posvar, 10 am-noon

A&S/Political Science

“Policy Preference Formation in Legislative Politics: Structures, Actors & Focal Points,”

Nils Ringe; April 10, 4606 Posvar, 12:30-2:30 pm


“Surprise, Intelligence Failure & Mass Casualty Terrorism,”

Thomas Copeland; April 12, 3412 Posvar, 10 am

A&S/Slavic Languages & Literatures

“The Russian Reflexive in Second Language Acquisition: Binding Preferences & L1 Transfer,”

Annalisa Czeczulin; April 12, 1401 CL, 5:30-7:30 pm


“Rescue Events in Medical & Surgical Patients: Impact of Patient, Nurse & Organizational Characteristics,” Andrea Schmid; April 13, 331 Victoria, 8:30 am


“Carotid Plaque & Intima Media Thickness in the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk,”

Trina Thompson; April 13, 110 Parran, 10 am-noon

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“Hemispheric Differences in Effects of Meaning Similarity & Meaning Dominance on Semantic Priming: A Divided Visual Field Study,”

Wiltrud Fassbinder; April 13, 4015 Forbes Tower, noon


“Subsistence, Environmental Fluctuation & Social Change: A Case Study in South Central Inner Mongolia,”

Gregory Indrisano; April 13, 3307 Posvar, 4 pm


Nursing Scholarship

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

Greensburg Campus Children’s Literature Conference

Register at by March 31 for $10 discount.

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)

Faculty Assembly & Univ. Senate Election

Ballots to be mailed week of April 3; ballots due April 21 to 1234 CL. (4-6505)


Studio Arts

April 5-30, Univ. Art Gallery, M-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm; opening reception April 5, 4-6 pm

Hillman Library

“Autumnal Warbler,” through April 10; “Nashville Warbler,” April11-24; 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)

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)

Hillman Library

“First Editions of 15 Major Works” Richard Wright, author; through April 30, 2nd & 3rd fls. 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

“An American Daughter”; March 31 & April 1 at 7:30 pm, April 2 at 2 pm, O’Kain Aud. Swarts, UPB (814/362-7505)

Bradford Campus

“Closer”; April 6-8 at 7:30 pm, April 9 at 2 pm, Bromeley Theatre, UPB (814/362-7505)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

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

Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Dancing at Lughnasa”; through April 9, T-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Henry Heymann, Stephen Foster Memorial (4-7529)

Shakespeare in the Schools

“Romeo & Juliet,” Doug Mertz, Elena Alexandratos, Karen Baum & Juan Jaramillo; April 10 at 10 am & 7 pm, B72 CL (tickets: 4-7529)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published April 13. It will contain events of April 13-27. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm April 6 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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