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April 13, 2006


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)

EOH Seminar

“Role of Calcium-Independent Phospholipase A2 in PCB-Induced Stimulation of Late Gestation Rat Uterus & Amnion,”

Kelly Brant, U of MI; 5th fl. Conf. rm. 100 Tech Dr., noon-1 pm

Immunology Seminar

“Tumor Cells & Dendritic Cells: How to Break the Survival of the Fittest,”

Michael Shurin, medicine; aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

UPMC Educational Session

“Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids”;

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

Anthropology Lecture

“Crafting Hongshan Communities: Household Archaeology in the Chifeng Region of Eastern Inner Mongolia, PRC,”

Christian Peterson; 3106 Posvar, 2 pm

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

Matthew B. Ridgway Ctr. for Int’l Studies Lecture

“Missile Proliferation at a Crossroads,”

Dennis Gonnley, GSPIA; 3610 Posvar, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Advanced Visualization, Science & Theater-Based Teleconferencing at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History,”

Kerry Hendron; Earth Science Theater, Carnegie Museum, 4:10 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

N727 Montefiore, 6-7:30 pm (also April 20 & 27)

Friday 14

Katz Lecture

“The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;

Mervis, 7:30-10:30 am (412/748-1542)

GSPH Anne C. Sonis Lecture

“Safe, Effective, Efficient & Compassionate Health Care Without the Need for an Advocate,”

Jonathan Perlin, Veterans Health Administration; S100A BST, noon (412/692-2023)

Pharmacology Seminar

“Using Fruit Flies to Understand Parkinson’s Disease,”

Leo Pallanck, U of WA-Seattle; 1395 BST, noon (3-7757)

Long Term Care Insurance Open Enrollment

S121 BST, noon-1 pm (800/227-4165)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Russell & Wittgenstein: March-November 1912,”

Nikolay Milkov, U of Bielefeld; 817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

SIS Laboratory of Education Research on Security Assured Information Systems Seminar

Wenliang Du, Syracuse; 404 IS, 2-3:30 pm

Anthropology/Asian Studies/Japan Council Lecture

“Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys & the Global Imagination,”

Anne Allison, Duke; 3106 Posvar, 3 pm (8-7502)

Saturday 15

Asian Studies Concert

Xuefei Yang, guitarist; Synod Hall, 8 pm (412/394-3353)

Tuesday 18

HPI Governance Briefing

“Board Leadership Development & Board Succession Planning,”

Barry Bader; PAA, 8-9:30 am (register: 4-6104)

Global Studies Symposium

Ted Smyth, H. J. Heinz;

4130 Posvar, noon-2:30 pm (4-2918)

Health Sciences Laureate Lecture

“Discovery of the Nitric Oxide-Cyclic GMP Signaling Pathway & Application to Drug Discovery,”

Ferid Murad, U of TX-Houston; aud. 6 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Long Term Care Insurance Open Enrollment

Assembly Rm. WPU, noon-1 pm (800/227-4165)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Francis Crick as Neuroscientist,”

Robert Olby, HPS; 817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Ctr. of Industry Studies Lecture

“Price Discrimination Under Copyright Law: Evidence From the Introduction of DVDs,”

Julie Mortimer, Harvard; 4716 Posvar, 3:30-5 pm (8-1765)

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“The Future of Anesthesiology,”

John Williams, medicine; 2500 Posvar, 4:30 pm

CGS Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Info Session

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

Magee Osteoporosis Prevention Class

“Standing Tall: An Update of Osteoporosis”;

patient/staff conf. rm. Magee, 7-9 pm (register: 412/641-4492)

Medicine Mini-Medical School Training Session

“Making Medical Headlines”;

aud. 5 Scaife, 7-8:30 pm (register: 7-8762)

Bradford Campus Presentation

“Someone Had Blundered: The War in the Crimea,”

Marvin Thomas; Mukaiyama Univ. Rm., UPB, 8 pm (814/362-7505)

Music Honors Recital

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Wednesday 19

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Advanced Professional Skills”;

lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 9 am-3 pm (412/578-3716)

Greensburg Campus Health Benefits Fair

Village, UPG, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

HA&A Colloquium

“A Gendered Reading of the Rothschild Canticles: Investigating Male Identification With the Sponsa,”

Sarah Bromberg; 203 FFA, noon-1 pm

Pathology Seminar

“Pathologic Evaluation of Pulmonary Hemorrhage: A Guided Tour,”

Dani Zander, U of TX-Houston, 1105 Scaife, noon

Survival Skills & Ethics Program Lunch

“Support for Pre- & Post-Doctorial Training”;

1104 Scaife, noon-1:30 pm (412/578-3716)

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon (also April 26)

Ctr. for Minority Health Lecture

“The Science & Epidemiology of Race, Racism & Health: An Ecosocial Perspective,”

Nancy Krieger, Harvard; WPIC aud., 2:30-3:30 pm (RSVP: 4-5665)

Senate Community Relations Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 3-4:45 pm

CLAS Honors Day

George Klinzing, chemical engineering & vice provost for research;

lower lounge WPU, 4-6 pm (8-7393)

Book Ctr. Lecture

“Outsourcing America: What’s Behind Our National Crisis & How We Can Reclaim American Jobs,”

Ron Hira; 1175 Benedum, 6 pm (412/795-4444)

Greensburg Campus Concert

Greensburg Choral, Band & Show Choir;

Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/837-7040)

Johnstown Campus Concert

Trapt & Shinedown;

Johnstown Sports Ctr., UPJ, 8 pm (814/269-2080)

Thursday 20

SAC Spring Assembly

“Taking Care of Your Health Care”;

Assembly Rm. WPU, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

EOH Seminar

“Islet 1 & T-Box Transcription Factors, Heart Development & Cardiac Progenitor Populations,”

Chen-Leng Cai, UC-San Diego; 5th fl. conf. rm. 100 Tech Dr., noon-1 pm

REES Lecture

“The Development of the Middle Class in Contemporary Russia,”

Woo-Seung Kim, Paichai U; 4217 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm (8-7407)

Engineering Book Signing

“The Pentium Chronicles: The People, Passion & Politics Behind Intel’s Landmark Chips,”

Robert Colwell; Benedum lobby, 2-3 pm (4-2458)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Textures in Igneous Intrusions,”

Michael Zieg; 11 Thaw, 3:50-4:50 pm

Policy, Ethics & Accountability Lecture

“The Paradox of Preservation,”

Michele Cloonan, SIS; FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Bradford Campus Magazine Unveiling

“Baily’s Beads”;

KOA Electronics Lobby Blaisdell, UPB, 7 pm (814/362-7505)

Johnstown Campus Frank J. & Sylvia T. Pasquerilla Lecture

Sir Max Hastings, author;

Living/Learning Ctr., UPJ, 7 pm (814/269-2080)

Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Assembly Rm. WPU, 8 pm

Johnstown Campus Basketball Game

vs. Pgh. Steelers Footballers;

Sports Ctr., UPJ, 8 pm (814/269-2080)

Friday 21

• Last day for undergraduate day classes.

REES/Slavic Graduation Ceremony

4130 Posvar,

3-5 pm (8-7407)

HA&A Filfest

“An Evening to Honor Professor Fil Hearn”;

Univ. Art Gallery, 5 pm

Allegheny Observatory Lecture

“Antarctica: The World’s Best Place to Collect Meteorites,”

William Cassidy, geology & planetary science; Allegheny Observatory, 7 pm

Saturday 22

• CGS, all graduate/evening classes meet through April 29; final exams held during last scheduled class meeting.

• Reading day.

CGS Adult & Transfer Student Info Sessions

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 10:30 am (4-6600)


“No te Mueras sin Decirme Adónde vas”;

FFA aud., 3:30-6 pm (8-7394)

African Drumming Ensemble Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Sunday 23

Heinz Chapel Spring Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 24

• Final exam period for all undergraduate day classes.

Human Resources Benefits Fair

Ballrm. Alumni, 11 am-2 pm (also April 25)

Messer Lecture

“Preparing for Killer Flu: Ethics Lessons from 9/11, SARS & Katrina,”

George Annas, Boston U; aud. 5 Scaife, 11:20 am

Tuesday 25

Magee Osteoporosis Prevention Class

“Strengthen Your Skeleton”;

patient/staff conf. rm. Magee, 7-9 pm (register: 412/641-4492)

Wednesday 26

Johnstown Campus Health Benefits Fair

Cambria Rm. Student Union, UPJ, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Pathology Seminar

“The LDL Receptor Superfamily: Role in Inflammation & Vascular Disease,”

Dudley Strickland, U of MD, 1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Thursday 27

Titusville Campus Health Benefits Fair

Haskell Library, UPT, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


“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

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“The Environmental Dependence of Dark Matter & Galaxy Clustering,”

Ummi Abbas; April 13, 106 Allen, 2:30 pm


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

Gregory Indrisano; April 13, 3307 Posvar, 4 pm


“Characterization of the Nature of the Age-Related Memory Impairment,”

Amy Overman; April 14, 9th fl. conf. rm. LRDC, 11:30 am


“Issues of Display: A Synergy of Art & Fashion,”

Lisa Morrisette; April 14, 104 FFA, 1 pm


“Kierkegaard’s Socratic Task,”

Paul Muench; April 14, 1001B CL, 4:30 pm


“EU Conditionality & Balkan Compliance: Does Sovereignty Matter?”

Gergana Noutcheva; April 17, 3430 Posvar, 9 am


“A Re-evaluation of Human Biodistance Using Non-metric Traits,”

James Christopher Reed; April 17, 3106 Posvar, 2 pm


“A Neuroimaging Approach to the Relationship Between Attention & Speed-Accuracy Tradeoff,”

Vincent Van Veen; April 19, 9th fl. conf. rm. LRDC, 1:30 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Living With Fibromyalgia: Triggers, Clinical Subgroups & the Effects of a Self-Monitored Cognitive-Behavioral & Interactive Technology-Based Intervention on Clinical Subgroups,”

Hazel Breland; April 19, 4017 Forbes Tower, 1:30 pm


“Examining Theories in Ventromedial Prefrontal Function,”

Elizabeth Wheeler; April 20, 9th fl. conf. rm. LRDC, 10 am


“Parameter Estimation for Latent Mixture Models With Applications to Psychiatry,”

Lulu Ren; April 20, 342 CL, 10 am-noon


“Us Lone Wand’ring Whaling-Men: Cross-Cutting Fantasies of Work & Nation in Late 18th- & 19th-Century American Whaling Narratives,”

Jennifer Hope Allen Schell; April 21, 526 CL, 10 am-1 pm


“Crafting Hongshan Communities: Household Archaeology in the Chifeng Region of Eastern Inner Mongolia, PRC,”

Christian Peterson; April 21, 3301 Posvar, 11 am


“The Writing on the Screen: Images of Text in the German Cinema From 1920 to 1949,”

Daniel Wild; April 21, 526 CL, 1:30-3:30 pm


“Actively Aging in China: The Cultivation of Health & the Management of Aging With Traditional Chinese Medicine,”

Xiao-Hui Yang; April 21, 3106 Posvar, 3 pm


“Feature Based Correspondences to Infer the Location of Anatomical Landmarks,”

Robert Tamburo; April 24, 761 Benedum, 9 am


“Network Design Under Demand Uncertainty,”

Koonlachat Meesublak; April 24, 522 IS, 10 am-noon


“A Social Influence Analysis of Perceived Organizational Support,”

Tom Zagenczyk; April 24, 102 Mervis, 3:30-5:30 pm


Health Benefits Open Enrollment

Enroll on line by May 8 at

Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award

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

Faculty Assembly & Univ. Senate Election

Ballots due April 21 to 1234 CL.


Frick Fine Arts

Studio arts exhibit;

through April 30, Univ. Art Gallery, M-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Th 10 am-8 pm

Hillman Library

“Nashville Warbler,”

through April 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

Law School

“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

Hillman Library

“First Editions of 15 Major Works,”

by Richard Wright; 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


Nationality Rooms

“Mrs. Shakespeare, Will’s First & Last Love,”

Yvonne Hudson; April 22 at 4 & 7 pm, April 23 at 4 pm, 144 CL (tickets: 412/512-0589)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of April 27-May 11. Information for events must be received by 5 pm April 20 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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