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March 5, 1998


Thursday 5

UPCI Seminar

"Caspases in T Cell Activation and in T Cell Death,"

Rafick-Pierre Sekaly, Universite de Montreal; Lecture rm. 1 Scaife, noon

Friday 6

* Great Americans' Day observance, University closed

Sunday 8

* Spring recess for students ends

Monday 9

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

GSPH Aud., 9-11 am

History of Art & Architecture Colloquium

"Terrible Like Agamemnon's Son: Schiller's Aesthetics in John Frankenstein's Portrait of Godfrey Frankenstein and American Art: Its Awful Altitude,"

Elisabeth Roark; Chatham; 203 FFA, noon


Wake Forest University Choir; Heinz Chapel, 2 pm

Biology Seminar

"Functional Interrelationships Between Nuclear Structure and Gene Expression,"

Gary Stein, U. Mass Medical Center; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

Ted Mook, cellist, and Friends; FFA Aud., 8 pm

Johnstown Campus Film

"Slap Shot," 138 Blackington Hall, UPJ, 6 pm

Tuesday 10

Faculty & Staff Development Workshop

"Parking and Transportation,"

Parking Pavilion, 9 am-noon

REES Lecture

"Life and Death in a Russian City: Novokuznetsk, 1959-1994,"

Richard Day; 4S56 FQ, 11:30 am-1 pm

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Student Health Service, Medical Arts, 5th fl. conf. rm., noon

Women's Studies Lecture

"The Gendering of Honey Bees From Hesiod to Plath,"

Yvonne Noble; 2629 CL, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

"The Conceptual Crisis in Fundamental Particle Theory and Cosmology,"

Ernest Stern-glass; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 FQ, 3 pm

Biology Lecture

"Clinical and Pathological Aspects of Cancer,"

Arnold Meisler and Mona Melhem; 169 Crawford, 4 pm


"Guitar Influences,"

John Maione; FFA Aud., 8 pm

English Dept. Reading

Dennis Johnson, fiction;

Bill Kirchner, fiction & poetry;

Hemingway's, 8:30 pm

Wednesday 11

* Spring term deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean's office

Katz SBDCA Seminar

"How to Start a Small Business";

180 Mervis, 8-10 am (To register: 648-1542)

Film Studies Lecture

"Queering the Deal: On the Road With Hope and Crosby,"

Steven Cohan, Syracuse; 501 CL, 10 am

SAC Meeting

2P56 FQ, noon-2 pm

Linguistics Colloquium

"Self-Expression and Socio-linguistic Variation,"

Barbara Johnstone, CMU; 144 CL, 3 pm

Economic Symposium

"Will Asian Deflation Threaten Your Job Search,"

James Cassing, Steven Husted and Asatoshi Maeshiro; 104 David Lawrence, 3:30-5 pm

English Lecture

"An Evening With Susan Orlean,"

Susan Orlean, The New Yorker; 501 CL, 8 pm

Dowd Chemistry Symposium

"Template-Directed Control of Peptide and Protein Architecture,"

Reza Ghadiri, Scripps Research Institute; Ashe Aud., Chevron, 8:15 pm

Thursday 12

* Registration begins for fall term 1998-99

Nursing Horizons Conference Keynote Lecture

"Fight or Flight: Nursing's Dilemma,"

Martha Orr, NY State Nurses Assn.; Sheraton Hotel, Station Sq., 8:30 am (To register: 647-8263)

Faculty & Staff Development Workshop

"Supervisory Skills: The Foundation, Core Skills for Building Commitment,"

100 Craig, 9 am-5 pm

Council of Graduate Students in Education Expo

Multi-Cultural Expo: Celebrating Ethnic Diversities; 1st fl. FQ, 11 am-6 pm

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Heat Shock Proteins in Transplant Rejection,"

Rene Duquesnoy; W995 BST, noon

Ethics Grand Rounds

"Is It Time to Abandon Brain Death?"

Robert Truog, Harvard; lecture rm. 1, Scaife, noon-1 pm

FSAP/UCDC Parenting Lecture

"Parents as Advocates for Children in Schools,"

Sherry Cleary; WPU Dining Rm. A, noon-1 pm

Dowd Chemistry Symposium

"Self-Assembly of Tubular Nanostructures,"

Reza Ghadiri, Scripps Research Institute; Ashe Aud., Chevron, 3 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

"Intervention Trials With Group as the Unit of Randomization,"

Sylvan Green, Case Western Reserve; A-115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"The Stoneridge-Fall Run Landslide: Premonition, Progression and a Postscript,"

Charles Shultz, Slippery Rock; 203 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Biology Seminar

"The Population Dynamics of N-Fixing Plants in Pasture: Stability vs. Sustainability,"

Susanne Schwinning; 169 Crawford, 4 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"The Epithelial Na+Channel: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulation,"

Mouhmed Awayda; 1495 BST seminar rm., 4-5 pm

History of Art & Architecture Lecture

"'The Heavens and the Earth': The Symbolic Language of Michelangelo's Medici Chapel,"

Edith Balas; CMU; 202 FFA, 4 pm

PTEI Lecture

"Protein and Cell Delivery Systems for the Central Nervous System,"

W. Mark Saltzman, Cornell; Biotech. Ctr., 300 Tech. Dr., 4 pm

Women's Studies Alumnae Reception & Poetry Reading

Toi Derricotte, Lynn Emanuel, Jan Beatty and Judith Vollmer;

Kurtzman Rm., WPU, 4-6 pm


5R51 FQ, 6-7:30 pm

Indian Classical Music Concert

Rajan Misra and Sajan Misra, vocal;

Sohanlal Mishra, tabla,

and Kanta Prasad Mishra, harmonium;

FFA Aud., 7:30 pm

Friday 13

Nursing Horizons Conference Keynote Lecture

"Life Support: Protecting Nursing in an Era of Corporate Health Care,"

Suzanne Gordon; Sheraton Hotel, Station Sq., 8:30 am (To register: 647-8263)

Senate BPC Meeting

512 CL, noon

Anthropology Colloquium

"From One 'Battle' to Another: AIDs and Political Action Among 'Travesti' in Brazil,"

Charles Klein; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Men's Glee Club Concert

"ACApACAlypse Now,"

WPU Aud., 8 pm (648-7871)

Saturday 14

Asian Studies/Borders Books Lecture

"Dolls of Friendship: The Story of Miss Kochi,"

Teresa Heiner, Friendship Ambassadors; Borders, Northway Mall, McKnight Rd., 3 pm

Contra/Square Dance

Featuring Amaryllis & caller Ron Buchanon, no partner necessary;

WPU Ballrm., 8 pm

Monday 16

History of Art & Architecture Colloquium

"American Exile and the Fashioning of European Surrealism in the 1930s and 1940s,"

Barbara McCloskey; 203 FFA, noon

Latin American Lecture

"Health-Care Reform in the Dominican Republic: Practical Experiences,"

Gerald LaForgia, Inter-American Development Bank; 4P58 FQ, 1-3:20 pm

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 FQ, 3 pm

Biology Seminar

"Size-Structured Interactions and Multiply Domains of Attraction in Pond Good Webs,"

Jonathan Chase; 169 Crawford, 4 pm

Johnstown Campus Film

"Downhill Racer,"

138 Blackington Hall, UPJ, 6 pm

Town Meeting

Second Annual Brain Awareness Week;

FFA, 6:30-9 pm

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

Beaux Arts Trio, Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (624-4129)

Tuesday 17

Economics Seminar

"World Economic Report: A Series of Briefings";

2P56 FQ, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm (To register: 648-1742)

Philosophy of Science Talk

"Scientific Explanation in Quantum Theory: The Case of Vacuum Correlations,"

Rob Clifton; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Supported Liquid Membrane Extraction as a Tool for Sample Preparation,"

Jan-Ake Jonsson, Lund U; Ashe Aud., Chevron, 4 pm

Piano Recital

Scott Faigen, FFA Aud., 8 pm

English Dept. Reading

Catherine Gammon & Prudy Grimes Holman;

Hemingway's, 8:30 pm

Wednesday 18

Faculty & Staff Development Workshop

"Getting a Grip on Stress," 100 Craig, 10 am-noon

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Student Health Service, Medical Arts, 5th fl. conf. rm., noon

East Asian Colloquium

"Gender Issues in Japanese Higher Education,"

Yasumi Moroishi; 4E51 FQ, noon

Alumni Career Day

Careers for English Majors, 501 CL, 2-4 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Rab GTPases and the Regulation of Endocytosis,"

Philip Stahl; EEI, 5th fl. seminar rm. 4-5 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

"Nuns, Courtesans and Dutiful Daughters: Women Composers in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,"

Mary Lewis; 216 CL, 4 pm

University Senate Plenary Session

"Student-Faculty Relations: Problems and Possibilities;

WPU, 3-5 pm

University Chamber Orchestra Concert

"Randall Thompson's American,"

conducted by Roger Zahab; Bellefield Aud., 8 pm (624-4125)

Thursday 19

Safety Training

Safe handling of compressed gases and cryogenic liquids;

Benedum Aud., 8:30-11:30 am (624-9505)

Alzheimer Lecture

"A Multi-Center AD Caregiver Intervention Trial,"

Richard Schulz; ADRC conf. rm., 4 South Montefiore, noon-1 pm

FSAP/UCDC Parenting Lecture

"What Does a Healthy Family Look Like?"

Cindy Rhodes; WPU Dining Rm. B, noon-1 pm

Biostatistics ENAR Student Presentations

"Sample Size Determination for Comparing More Than Two Treatment Groups Using Cluster Randomization," Fei-Na Chen;

"Improved Martingale Residuals for the Cox's Proportional Hazards Model," Joyce Ho;

"Analysis of Repeated Toxicity Data in a Clinical Trial," Wei Tian;

A-115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Women's Studies Lecture

"Work That Body: African-American Women, Work and Leisure in the Jim Crow South,"

Tera Hunter; 3P11 FQ, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"The Tectonic History of the Sierras Subandinas, NW Argentina: Magnetostratigraphy Applied to Hydrocarbon Exploration,"

James Reynolds, JR Magstrat Ltd.; 203 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Biology Seminar

"Plant Community Dynamics: Clustering, Spatial Strategies, and Coexistence,"

Benjamin Bloker; 169 Crawford, 4 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Electron Transfer on the Infrared Time Scale and the Resistance of Individual Molecules,"

Clifford Kubiak, Purdue; Ashe Aud., Chevron, 4 pm

PTEI Lecture

"Biological Self-Assembled Architectures: Fundamentals, Principles and Technological Applications,"

Alan Rudolph, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency & Naval Research Lab;

Biotech Ctr., 4 pm (383-9703)

Reflections on India Today Lecture

"Fifty Years After Independence: The Role of Dalits (ex-Untouchables) and Ambedkar,"

Eleanor Zelliot, Carlton College; 2K56 FQ, 4:30 pm

Ph.D. Defense


"In the Footsteps of Che and Sandino: The Life of Carlos Fonesca Amador of Nicaragua,"

Matilde Zimmermann, history;

Mar. 13, 3M51 FQ, 12:30-2:30 pm


"Social Support Networks of Impaired Older Adults in Southwestern Pennsylvania,"

Marcie Caryn Nightingale, anthropolgy;

Mar. 16, 3H51 FQ, 3 pm


"Early Village-base Society and Long-term Cultural Evolution in the South-Central Andean Altiplano,"

Timothy McAn-drews, anthropology;

Mar. 17, 3H51 FQ, 10 am


"The Effects of Economic Development on the Biological Standard of Living: Market Integration and Human Stature in Antebellum Pennsylvania,"

Timothy Cuff, history;

Mar. 18, 3P38 FQ, 11 am


"Psychosocial Determinants of Childhood Growth,"

Cynthia Larkby; Mar. 16, WPIC library rm. 1, 2-4 pm


"Molecular Cloning and Functional Characterization of the Mouse Hepatocyte Growth Factor Receptor Gene (c-met) Promoter,"

Dai-Wu Seol; Mar. 16, W1095 BST, 10 am


"Policy Environments and Selective Emulation in the Making of Health Policies: The Case of Costa Rica, 1920-1997,"

Juliana Martinez; Mar. 18, 2G05 FQ, 4:30 pm


University Art Gallery

Closed during spring recess, through Mar. 8

"Undergraduate Juried Show;"

Mar. 11-31, FFA, Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm (648-2400)

Johnstown Campus

William R. Brice, Geology Collection and Poster Exhibit;

through April 30, UPJ, Owen Library

Hillman Library

"The Environmental Archives Documenting Social Change";

through April 30, 363 Hillman Library (648-8197)


Theatre Arts Production

"Shakespeare for Children: A Midsummer Night's Dream";

Carnegie Museum Lecture Hall, Mar. 14, 11 am (622-3183)

Johnstown Campus Performance

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre;

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, Mar. 14, 8 pm (814-269-7200)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre Production

"Blues for an Alabama Sky,"

by Pearl Cleage;

The Pit Theatre, Mar. 17 – April 4 (624-7298)


UPJ SAT Preparation Workshops

Preliminary session, Mar. 12, 6-7:30 pm;

"SAT — Verbal Review," Mar 14, 21, 1-3:30 pm;

"SAT — Mathematics Review," Mar. 14, 21, 9 am-11:30 am;

registration deadline is noon, Mar. 6 (814)269-2099.

Tissue Engineering Seed Grant Funding

Application materials are available from the PTEI at 383-9703; application deadline is Mar. 13.

Graduate & Professional Student Assn. Elections

Submit applications by Mar. 18, GPSA office, 628 WPU, 648-7844.

International Cabaret Ball

"1938–In the Beginning …German, Russian, Scottish, Swedish and Early American Rooms Were Dedicated"; Apr. 4, 6 pm; registration deadline Mar. 27.

CF Research Ctr. Grants

For pilot/feasibility grants and postdoc or grad student stipends. Applications due April 10 to Raymond Frizzell, S362 BST. For info, contact Pat Connolly,648-9362.

University Commencement Convocation

Degreed University staff interested in participating in commencement should contact the Office of Special Events by April 10 at 624-7100.

PUCC Prostate Cancer Funding

Applications for pilot projects in prostate cancer research due April 15 to Iris Lowe, 201 Kaufmann Bldg. (692-2759)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of March 19-April 2. Information for events during that period must be received by March 12, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information can be sent by FAX: 624-4579 or e-mail to

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