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February 19, 1998


Thursday 19

Chemical/Petroleum Engineering Bayer Distinguished Lecture

"The Globalization of the Chemical Industry and Its Impact on Chemical Engineering,"

Mary Good, Venture Capital Investors;

1175 Benedum, 11 am

Alzheimer Disease Research Ctr. Lecture

"Alzheimer's Disease: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Caregiver Impact,"

Daniel Kaufer, psychiatry & neurology;

ADRC conf. rm., 4 South, Montefiore, noon (692-2700)

Chemistry Colloquium

"Tools to Understand Exocytosis: Microelectrochemistry, Microelectrophoresis, and TOF SIMS Imaging,"

Andrew Ewing, Penn State;

Ashe Aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm (624-8200)

Biostatistics Seminar

"Genetic Recombination: Mathematical Models and Statistical Applications,"

Eleanor Feingold, human genetics;

A-115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Lecture

"Contracting Continental and Marine Records of Quaternary Climate Change: The Importance of Loess,"

Milan Pavich, US Geological Survey;

203 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

"The Heptameron's Controversies,"

Mary McKinley, U of VA; 144 CL, 4 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Measurement and Interpretation of Charge Density by X-ray Diffraction,"

Philip Coppens, SUNY Buffalo;

Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm (624-8200)

PTEI Lecture

"Biodegradable Polymers for Tissue Engineering," Antonios Mikos, Rice U; Biotech Ctr., 4 pm (383-9703)

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Genetics and Electrophysiology of Hearing in Drosophila,"

Dan Eberl, Stony Brook;

LHAS Aud., 7th fl. Main, Montefiore, 4-5 pm

Clinical Pharmacology Lecture

"New Antiepileptic Drugs,"

Mark Scheuer, clinical neurology; 1104 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Genetic Analysis of Head Segmentation in the Zebrafish,"

Thomas Schilling, Molecular Embryology Lab, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London;

169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Faculty/Staff Development Seminar

"The Can You Afford to Retire Seminar,"

Part 2; FFA Aud., 6-8:30 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Friday 20

Johnstown Campus Citizenship Forum

"The Life and Influence of Abraham Lincoln,"

Matthew Pinsker, Millersville U;

Heritage Hall, Living/Learning Ctr., UPJ, 11:30 am-1 pm (To reserve: 814-269-7070)

Senate BPC Meeting

WPU Dining Rm. B, noon

Women's Studies Lecture

"A Feminist Perspective on Death and Dying,"

Peggy Stubbs; 2629 CL, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase: Catalysis Dynamics and Inhibitor Development,"

Zhong-Yin Zhang, Albert Einstein College of Medicine;

1395 BST, noon

Human Genetics Seminar

"Familial Aggregation of Hodgkin's Disease,"

Seymour Grufferman;

A-115 Crabtree Lecture Hall, noon-1 pm

Anthropology Colloquium

"To Be or Not To Be (On Line, That Is),"

Maureen Porter, education; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Religion & Culture Symposium

"Fighting for a Holy Society: The Relationship Between Liberation Theology and Popular Catholicism in Latin America,"

Stefanie Ann Swenko; WPU Dining Rm. B, 3 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Rationality and Planning: A Computational Perspective,"

Martha Pollack, computer science; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

UPMC/Pittsburgh Marathon Seminar

10th fl. aud., Two Mellon Bank Ctr., 501 Grant St., Downtown, 6:30-8:30 pm

Pittsburgh Symphony Concert

Premiere of work by Pitt faculty member Eric Moe,

"No Time Like the Present";

Heinz Hall, 8 pm. Also Feb. 21 at 8 pm, Feb. 22 at 2:30 pm (624-4125)

Saturday 21

Survival Skills & Ethics/Office of Research Workshop


David Lawrence Aud., 9 am-4 pm (To register: 624-7098)

Men's Basketball

Vs Providence, Field House, noon

Monday 23

* Summer Term Registration Begins

Chemical Hygiene Lab Safety Training

G-23, GSPH Aud., 9-10:30 am (624-9505)

West European Studies Lecture

"In the Shadow of the Vote? Decision-Making Efficiency in the European Community, 1974-1995,"

Jonathan Golub, Max Planck Inst., Cologne, and U of Reading;

4E51 FQ, noon

Russian/East European Studies Lecture

"Bosnia: Today and Tomorrow,"

Robert Hayden and Dennison Rusinow; 4J51 FQ, noon

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Asymmetric Cell Division, Cell Migration and Axonal Outgrowth in c. Elegans,"

Wayne Forrester, UC, Berkeley; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Johnstown Campus Film


138 Blackington Hall, UPJ, 6 pm

Pittsburgh Chamber Music Performance

Tokyo String Quartet;

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (624-4129)

Tuesday 24

West European Studies Lecture

"Agenda 2000 and the Common Agricultural Policy,"

Wyn Grant, U of Warwick; 4J1 FQ, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

"Carnap and Categoricity: The Gabelbarkeitssatz of 1929,"

Steven Awodey, CMU; 817 CL, 12:05 pm

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Student Health Service,

Medical Arts 5th fl. conf. rm., noon

Provost Inaugural Lecture

"Institutional Perspectives on Latin American Politics,"

Barry Ames, Andrew Mellon Professor of Comparative Politics;

FFA Aud., 4:30 pm

Men's Basketball

Vs Villanova, Field House, 7:30 pm

Wednesday 25

Faculty/Staff Development Workshop

"Dispelling Myths,"

100 Craig, 9 am-noon

GSPIA International Policy Forum Lecture

"The History of Intelligence,"

James Jedlicka; Hemingway's, 1:30 pm

Linguistics Lecture

"The Pronominal System of Andean Spanish: Parameter Setting in Bilingual Contexts,"

Liliana Sanchez,

CMU; 144 CL, 3 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Regulation of Testosterone Production in the Rat Leydig Cells During Puberty and Psycho-social Stress,"

Matt Hardy, Rockefeller U;

5th fl. seminar rm. EEI, 4-5 pm

Reflections on India Today Lecture

"Gandhi's Fasts: Ethereal Politics and Communal Violence,"

Joseph Alter, anthropology;

2M56 FQ, 4:30 pm (648-7414)

Thursday 26

Ethics Grand Rounds

"Does Care Differ When the Patient's Diagnosis Is HIV Infection?

Judith Erlen, nursing;

Lecture Rm. 1 Scaife, noon-1 pm

American Politics & Society Lecture

"Statutory vs. Constitutional Approaches to Balancing the Budget,"

John Gilmour, William & Mary;

4R51 FQ, 3:15 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Femtosecond Studies of Charge Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductor and Metal Colloidal Nano-particles: Effects of Size and Surface,"

Jin Zhang, UC, Santa Cruz;

Ashe Aud., Chevron, 4 pm (624-8200)

Clinical Pharmacology Lecture

"Epidemiology of Hypertension in an African Population,"

Clareann Bunker, epidemiology;

1104 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"What Controls the Diversity of the Most Diverse Taxon on Earth, Insects?"

Evan Siemann, U of New Mexico;

169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Japan Business Lecture

"Japan's New Role in a Changing Asia,"

Kazunori Iizuka, Japan External Trade Organization, and John Thornburgh, Penn's Southwest Association;

Connan Rm., University Ctr., CMU, 6 pm (433-5021 or 648-7414)


5R51 FQ, 6-7:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Concert

Chagall String Quartet;

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 7:30 pm (814-269-7200)

Jewish Studies/Hillel Shalom Lecture

"Scholars, Scrolls and Scandals: The Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism,"

Lawrence Schiffman, NYU;

Kurtzman Rm., WPU, 8 pm (624-3007)

Friday 27

Pharmacology Seminar

"Transfection Mediated by Double Long-Chain Amidine,"

Jean-Marie Ruysschaert, Universite Libre de Bruxelles;

1395 BST, 9 am (648-9420)

Founders Day Celebration

Former PA Gov. and US Attorney General Dick Thornburgh will present his papers to Pitt, f

ollowed by symposium highlighting Thornburgh's career;

WPU Assembly Rm., 10:30 am

WPIC Research Lecture

"Psychobiology of Relapse, Recovery and Recurrence Following CBT,"

Michael Thase; 2nd fl. aud. WPIC, 10:30 am-noon (624-0750)

Pharmacology Seminar

"Cancer Gene Therapy by Targeting HPV E6 and E7 Oncogenes,"

Yukai He; 1395 BST, noon

Human Genetics Seminar

"Lab Tool Giveaway. Contest! Parting Shots,"

Alfred Bahnson; A-115 Crabtree, noon-1 pm

PA AIDS ETC Satellite Presentation

"Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-infected Adults and Adolescents";

G20 Hillman Library, 1-3 pm

(To register: 624-1895 by Feb. 25)

Honors Convocation

Dick Thornburgh, keynote speaker;

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, 3-5 pm

Classics Talk

"The Coherence of Aristotle's Partite Psychology,"

David Engel, Penn State; 116 CL, 3:30 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"The Role of Beta-catenin in Epithelial Morphogenesis," Angela Barth, Beckman Ctr.; 5th fl. EEI board rm., noon

Caribbean/Latin American Film

"Profession – Child,"

WPU Assembly Rm., 6:30 pm


Sunday 1

* Spring Break

Through Mar. 8; all offices remain open and staffed

Monday 2

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Chemosensation Controls C. elegans Development via TGF-B and Insulin-related Pathways,"

Garth Patterson, Harvard; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Ph.D. Defense


"The Usefulness of Graphical Representations for Understanding Arguments and Controversy in Science: Implications for Learning and Coaching,"

Violetta Cavalli-Sforza, intelligent systems program;

Feb. 20, 9th fl. conf. rm. LRDC, 2-3:30 pm

Social Work

"Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Among Firearm Assault Survivors: Risk and Resiliency Factors in Recovery from Violent Victimization,"

Sherry Burnette; Feb. 23, 2304 CL, 2 pm


Hillman Library

"The Environmental Archives Documenting Social Change";

through April 30, Hillman Library (648-8197)

University Art Gallery

"Studio Arts Dept. Faculty Exhibition";

through Feb. 27, FFA, Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm (648-2400)

Johnstown Campus

"Bud Gibbons and His Natural World: Paintings";

through March 1, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ,

Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am-4:30 pm (814-269-7234)


Johnstown Campus Performances

The Bobs;

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ,

Feb. 21 at 8 pm (814-269-7200)

"Getting Out," by Marsha Norman;

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, Feb. 19-21 at 8 pm, Feb. 22 at 2 pm (814-269-7232)

Mini-Mainstage Production


Studio Theatre, through Feb. 21 at 8 pm, Feb. 22 at 2 pm (624-7529)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of March 5-19. Information for events during that period must be received by Thursday, Feb. 26, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information can be sent by FAX: 624-4579 or e-mail to

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