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March 19, 1998


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

UPCI Immunology Lecture

"Vaccine Therapy for Experimental CNS Tumors,"

Michael Bozik; W995 BST, noon

History Lecture

"Picking a Bride for the Tsar,"

Russell Martin; 3P11 FQ, noon

Latin American Studies Symposium

2M2P FQ, 2 pm (624-5225)

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, 3:00 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

Asian Studies Lecture

"Divergence of Value Systems in Contemporary China: New Debates Among Chinese Intellectuals,"

Wang Meng, Minister of Culture, People's Republic of China; FFA Aud., 4 pm

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

Japanese Science & Technology Management Lecture

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

Beate Sirota Gordon; Cooper Aud.,

GSIA, CMU, registration 6 pm, lecture 6:30 pm

Friday 20

WPIC Lecture

"Familial/Genetic Vulnerability to Alcoholism: Evidence From Two Longitudinal Studies of Children and Adolescents,"

Shirley Hill; WPIC Aud., 10:30 am-noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Caspases and Neutronal Cell Death,"

Junying Yuan, Harvard Med. School; 1395 BST, noon

West European Studies Lecture

"Post-Maastricht Blues: Public Opinion, the Political Economy, and Recent Trends in Citizen Support for European Integration,"

Richard Eichenberg, Tufts; 4N41 FQ, noon

Anthropology Colloquium

"Form and the Realization of Cultural Memes: An Explanation of Estate Stratification in Western Civilization,"

Hugo Nutini; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

American Politics & Society Lecture

"Universities and the Market for Intellectual Property in the Life Sciences,"

Walter Powell, U. of Arizona; FFA aud., 3:15-5 pm

Philosophy of Science Talk

"Philosophy From the Ground Up: The Essential Disunity of Archaeological Practice,"

Alison Wylie, U. of W. Ontario; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Religion & Culture Symposium

"The Anti-Vietnam War Movement and American Civil Religion: An Analysis of Msgr. Charles Owen Rice, Grassroots Activist,"

Masako Takiyama; WPU Dining Rm. B, 3:30 pm

Caribbean & Latin American Student Assn. Video

"Isabel Allende: The Woman's Voice in Latin American Literature",

WPU Dining Rm. B, 6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday 21

Nursing Open House

Victoria lobby, 10 am-1 pm

Hand-In-Hand Festival

FQ, 11 am-4 pm

Cultural Studies/English Event

Author Gore Vidal & Christopher Hitchens, contributing editor of Vanity Fair;

Soldiers & Sailors, 7:30 pm

Gamelan Ensemble Concert

Bellefield Hall Aud., 8 pm

Sunday 22

Organ Concert

Robert Sutherland Lord; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 23

Human Resources Benefits Fair

WPU Ballrm., 11 am-3 pm

HA&A Lecture

"Guido Reni's First Thoughts,"

Ann Harris; 203 FFA, noon

Latin American Studies Lecture

"The Political Economy of Institutional Reform in Latin America,"

Carol Graham, Brookings Institution; 4P58 FQ, 1 pm

Biology Seminar

"Actin Cytoskeletal Functions During Drosophilia Development,"

Kathryn Miller, Washington U.; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Johnstown Campus Film

"Tin Cup,"

138 Blackington Hall, UPJ, 6 pm

Tuesday 24

Faculty & Staff Development Workshop

"Compensation Processing,"

100 Craig, 9 am-noon

Human Resources Benefits Fair

WPU Ballroom, 11 am -3 pm

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Student Health Service,

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

Delta Omega Honor Society Lecture

"Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Public Health,"

Lewis Kuller; Parran lounge, noon-1 pm

Philosophy of Science Talk

"A Return to Form in the Philosophy of Mind,"

John Haldine, U. of St. Andrews; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Synthetic Studies and Stereochemical Assignment of Marine Natural Products,"

James Panek, Boston U.; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

English Dept. Reading

Sherrie Flick, fiction;

Nancy Krygowski, poetry;

Aaron Smith, poetry;

Hemingway's, 8:30 pm

GSPIA Panel Discussion

"Making Collaborations Work";

2K56 FQ 5:30-7:30 pm

Music Dept. Concert

Anne LeBaron, electric harp;

FFA aud., 8 pm

Wednesday 25

Linguistics Colloquium

"Linguistic and Pedagogical Perspectives on the Acquisition of Second Language Mopho-syntax: A Look at Spanish 'SE',"

Paul Toth; 144 CL, 3 pm

Pathology Seminar

"Protein Kinase CK2 Signaling in Normal and Neoplastic Growth,"

Khalil Ahmed, Minnesota; 618 Scaife, 4 pm

Thursday 26

Wellness Fair 98

WPU, Assembly Rm., 10 am-2 pm

Faculty & Staff Development Workshop

"Designing Overheads";

100 Craig, 9-10:30 am

Immunology Seminar

"In Vitro and In Vivo Effects of Epstein Barr Virus Induced Gene Product 3 (EBI3),"

Madhavi Kadakia; W995 BST, noon

Ethics Grand Rounds

"Dilemmas in Public Health Genetics,"

Ronald Cole-Turner, Pgh. Theological Seminary; lecture rm. 1 Scaife, noon-1 pm

FSAP/UCDC Parenting Lecture

"Balancing Work and Family,"

Linda Sturdivant; WPU Dining Rm. B, noon-1 pm

Margaret Antoon Oweida Public Affairs Colloquium

"The Devolution Revolution in the United States–Is It Working? Can the States Meet the Challenges?";

FFA aud., 2 pm

REES Lecture

"The Legacy of War: Effects on Serbian Schools,"

Ruzica Rosandic, U. of Belgrade; 1P56 FQ 3-5 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Lecture

"Climate Change in the Tropical Atlantic: Clues to Patterns and Processes From the Cariaco Basin,"

Larry Peterson; 203 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Real-Time Raman and Hyper-Spectral Imaging Using Fiber-Bundle Image Compression (FIC),"

Dor Ben-Amotz, Purdue; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Predicting Grassland and Forest Responses to Global Change,"

Yiqi Luo, U. of Nevada; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Communication Science & Disorders Lecture

"Role of the Outer Hair Cells in Hearing,"

Peter Dallos, Northwestern; 4060 Forbes Tower, 7-8 pm

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture

"From Quacks to Colleagues?? Historical Perspectives on Chiropractic,"

Steven Martin, Jacobi Med. Center; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm


5R51 FQ, 6-7:30 pm

Latin American Studies Film

"At Play in the Fields of the Lord";

1P56 FQ 6-8 pm

Friday 27

Senate BPC Meeting

WPU Dining Rm. B, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"The Role of Endogenous IL-2 in Tumor Cell Growth and Cell Cycle Progression,"

Theresa Whiteside; 1395 BST, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

"'Incerto Tempore, Incertisque Loci': Can We Compute the Exact Time at Which a Quantum Measurement Happens?"

Carlo Rovelli; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Anthropology Colloquium

"The Anthropology Ethics Seminar,"

Andrew Mellon; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Statistics Symposium

"A Symposium on Statistics, In Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Dept. of Statistics,"

Frick Fine Arts aud., 4 pm

CLAS Assn. Lecture

"Focus on Caribbean Women Writers";

WPU Kurtzman Rm., 7 pm (688-9453)

Saturday 28

Statistics Symposium

"A Symposium on Statistics, In Celebration of the First Anniversary of the Dept. of Statistics,"

2M56-2P56 FQ, 10 am-5 pm

Book Signing

Msgr. Rice, subject of the University Press book "Fighter With a Heart: Writings of Charles Owen Rice, Pittsburgh Labor Priest";

Borders, South Hills, 2 pm

Sunday 29


"Bach Cantatas,"

featuring Collegium Musicum, Cantata Singers and Nin Hiles, tenor, conducted by Don Franklin; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 30

HA&A Colloquium

"Kojima Kikuo and the Restoration of Realism in Modern Japanese Painting,"

Mikiko Hirayama; "Chu Bronze Mirrors: Guardians of the Grave," Miao-lin Hsu; 203 FFA, noon

Nursing Presentation

"PA Dept. of Health: Overview and Direction for the Future,"

Helen Burns and Emilie Tierney, PA Health Dept.; 125 Victoria, noon-1:30 pm

Latin American Studies Lecture

"Reporting on Economic and Social Issues in Latin America,"

Susana Barciela, Miami Herald; 4P58 FQ 1-3:30 pm (648-7392)

Student Affairs Teleconference/Panel Discussion

"Solutions for Reducing High-Risk Alcohol Use in the College Community";

WPU Assembly Rm., teleconference 2-4 pm, discussion 4-4:45 pm

GSPIA/Social Work/WSP Panel Discussion

"Welfare Reform in Western Pennsylvania: Where Are We Headed?"

2K45 FQ, 4 pm (624-6660)

Johnstown Campus Film

"Raging Bull,"

138 Blackington Hall, UPJ, 6 pm

Tuesday 31

Philosophy of Science Talk

"Reichenbach's Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics,"

Thomas Bonk, Humbolt Fellow (Germany); 817R CL, 12:05 pm

English Dept. Reading

DJ Renegade, performance poet;

Edward Martin, Ann Arbor Post;

Hemingway's, 8:30 pm


Wednesday 1

Intercultural Bag Lunch

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

Spring Staff Assembly

Ronald Frisch, assoc. VC, Human Resources;

James Edgerton, Human Resources;

Deborah Furka, chief of Pitt police;

WPU Assembly Rm., noon-2 pm

Thursday 2

FSAP/UCDC Parenting Lecture

"When Your Teenager Has the Blues: Depression in Adolescents,"

Brian McKain, School & Community Outreach; WPU Dining Rm. B, noon-1 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"The End Triassic Extinction,"

Christopher McRoberts, SUNY Cortland; 203 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Reflections on India Today Lecture

"Hindu Nationalism and Independent Indians: 1947-1997,"

Walter Andersen, U.S. State Dept.; 2K56 FQ, 4:30 pm

Pitt Legal Income Foundation Fundraising Auction

Law school lobby, 6 pm

Book Center/ULS Poetry Reading

Lynn Emanuel, Jan Beatty and Ed Ochester;

Pitt Club, 7:30 pm

Teaching Excellence Conference

"Active Learning Across the Disciplines";

2M/2P56 FQ, 8:45 am-4 pm (also April 3, 8:45 am-noon)

Ph.D. Defense


"Date Rape: Feminist Theory, Institutional Discourse and Popular Culture,"

Patrice Fleck, English; Mar. 20, 501 CL, 9 am


"Performing Chinese Street Opera and Constructing National Culture in Singapore,"

Tong Soon Lee, music; Mar. 23, 114 Music, 10 am


"Ritual Music in the Court and Rulership of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911),"

Ben Wu, music; Mar. 23, 114 Music., 4 pm


"Public Deliberation and Democracy: Low-Level Radioactive Waste Siting Policy in Germany, Canada and United States,"

Christian Hunold, political science; Mar. 23, 4L51 FQ, 10 am


"Systemic Incommensurability and Incomplete Cooperation: The U.S.-Japan Supercom-puter Trade Negotiations, 1982-1990,"

Randall Soder-quist, political science; Mar. 24, 4L51 FQ, 3:15 pm


"Democracy and Double-Edge Sword of Civil Society: Argentina in Comparative Perspective,"

Ariel Armenia, political science; Mar. 27, 4L51 FQ, 2 pm

Information Science

"Culture, Social Networks and Information Sharing: An Exploratory Study of Japanese Aerospace Engineers' Information-Seeking Processes and Habits in Light of Cultural Experience,"

Yuko Sato, library and information science; Mar. 30, 503 IS Bldg., 10 am


"The Role of the Reward System and Environmental Turbulence in a Total Quality Management Based Strategy," Richard Allen; Mar. 25, 280 Mervis, 2 pm


Falk School

"Children in Their Beds,"

kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade student art; Kiva Han Coffee, S. Craig

University Art Gallery

"Undergraduate Juried Show;"

through March 31, FFA, Mon.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm (648-2400)

Southern Alleghenies Art Museum

"The Paintings of B.G. Galey: A Retrospective and Steel Images: The Sculpture of Stephen Porter,";

through April 26 (814-269-7234)

Johnstown Campus

William R. Brice, Geology Collection and Poster Exhibit;

through April 30, Owen Library, UPJ

Hillman Library

"The Environmental Archives Documenting Social Change";

through April 30, 363 Hillman (648-8197)


Boston Flamenco Ballet

Bellefield Aud., 9 & 10:50 am (682-6701)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre Production

"Blues for an Alabama Sky,"

by Pearl Cleage; The Pit Theatre, Mar. 17-April 4 (624-7298)

Theatre Arts Acting Co.

"Orgasmo Adulto Escapes From the Zoo,"

by Franca Rame and Dario Fo; Stephen Foster, Mar. 25, 8 pm (624-6485)

Pitt Theatre

"Noises Off,"

by Michael Frayn; Stephen Foster, April 1-19 (624-7529)

Johnstown Campus Performance

Baltimore Consort;

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, Mar. 28, 8 pm (814-269-7200)


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.


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)

CF Research Center Grants

Applications for pilot project/feasibility study grants and graduate or postdoctoral stipends due April 1 to Raymond Frizzell, Rm. S362 BST.

Race for the Cure 5K

Entry deadline is April 24. (521-CURE)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of April 2-16. Information for events during that period must be received by April 9, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information can be sent by FAX: 624-4579 or e-mail to

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