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December 7, 1995


Thursday 7

KGSB Seminar

"Improving Management Skills for New or Prespective Managers";

208 CL, Dec. 7&8, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (648-1600)

Chemistry Lecture

"Spectroscopy, Predissociation Dynamics and Reactions of Free Radical Complexes,"

Marsha Lester, Penn;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 p.m.

Biostatistics Seminar

"Statistical Issues in the Design and Conduct of Randomized Multicenter Trials of Early Stage Breast Cancer,"

Carol Redmond;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 p.m.

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Seminar

"Treating Joints With Genes,"

Christopher Evans, ortho-paedic surgery;

1295 BST, 3:30 p.m.

Chemistry Lecture

"Vibrational Spectroscopic Measurements of the Catalyst Mechanism of Cytochrome Oxidase,"

Denis Rousseau, Bell Labs;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 p.m.

Biological Sciences Richard Russell Memorial Lecture

"The Genetic Control of Programmed Cell Death in C. elegans,"

H. Robert Horvitz, MIT;

FFA Aud., 4:15 p.m.

Friday 8

* *Spring term deadline for continuing students to register; last day for undergraduate day classes.

Blood Pressure Screening

BC/BS Health Ctr. at University Ctr., 10 a.m.-noon. (647-8762)

Pharmacology Seminar

"How Does SOD Cause Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS)?"

Joseph Beckman, U. of Ala.;

1395 BST, noon.

Anthropology Lecture

"Healthcare, Healing and Personhood: A Case Study and its Implications,"

Carole Perry; 3D10 FQ, noon.

Body Fat and Fitness Analysis

BC/BS Health Ctr. at University Ctr., 2-4 p.m. (647-8762)

Anthropology Lecture

"A Civil War POW's Dilemma: Avoiding Disease, Surviving Treatment,"

David Bush, Ctr. for Cultural Resource Research;

3D10 FQ, 3 p.m.

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Foucault and the Naturalistic Conception of Power,"

Lynn Joy, Duke;

817R CL, 3:30 p.m.

History of Art and Architecture Lecture

"Port to Port on the S.S. Universe: At Sea With Art,"

Fil Hearn; 204 FFA, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday 9

* *CGS classes, all graduate classes and evening classes will meet through Dec. 16.

UPMC Facial Paralysis Support Meeting

11th fl. conf. ctr. Scaife, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Johnstown Campus Performance

"Where's Waldo?"

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 2 p.m. (814-269-7200)

Sunday 10

Dear Friends Christmas Concert

"Christmas Musical Traditions From Around the World,"

Civic Light Opera Mini-Stars and Pgh. International Folk Theatre;

Carnegie Music Hall, 2 p.m. (622-3131)

Organ Recital

Robert Sutherland Lord;

Heinz Chapel, 3 p.m.

Prelude to Compline Church Service

Organist Joyce Moon Strobel, St. Stephen;

Heinz Chapel, 8:30 p.m.

Monday 11

* *Final examination period for undergraduate day classes.

UPMC Lecture

"New Pharmacologic Approaches to the Treatment of Otitis Media,"

Gilbert Burckart, pharmacy & therapeutics;

1103 Scaife, noon-1 p.m.

UPMC Lecture

"How Cold Temperatures Affect Your Body During Exercise and How You Can Adapt,"

Dave Pezzulo;

BC/BS Health Ctr. at University Ctr., noon-1 p.m. (647-8762)

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

Muir String Quartet with Charles Neidich, clarinet;

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 p.m. (624-4129)

Tuesday 12

Computer Science Lecture

"The SPEED Cache Coherence Protocol for an Optional Multi-access Interconnect Architecture,"

Timothy Pinkston, USC;

228 Alumni, 11:30 a.m.

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Suite 500, Medical Arts Bldg., noon. (383-1813)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Seminar

"Rational Versus Social Models of Scientific Knowledge: Does Social Epistemology Help Resolve the Difference?"

Robert Nola, U. of Auckland;

817R CL, 12:05 p.m.

University Council on Graduate Study Meeting

817 CL, 3-5 p.m. (624-0790)

Wednesday 13

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 FQ, 3 p.m.

Pathology Seminar

"Dietary Methyl Donors in Carcinogenesis,"

Lionel Poirier, National Ctr. of Toxicology Research;

618 Scaife, 4 p.m. (648-1040)

Traditional Swedish Lucia Concert

Heinz Chapel, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 14

UPMC Lecture

"Understanding Your Health/Mental Health Care Benefits: Decipher the Alphabet Soup of HMOs, PPOs, POSs and More,"

Tony Trachta, WPIC; BC/BS Health Ctr. at University Ctr., 1-2 p.m. (647-8762)

Communication Science Lecture

"Reimbursement Issues in Speech Pathology,"

Thomas Murry; WPIC Aud., 4-5 p.m.

Friday 15

Pharmacology Seminar

"Regulation of GABA-A Receptor Subunit Expression,"

Dennis Grayson, AGH; 1395 BST, noon.

Alzheimer Disease Research Ctr. Lecture

"Alzheimer's Day Care at Woodside Place: One Year Evaluation,"

Sue Smith and Jennifer Hatch; conf. rm. ADRC, noon-1 p.m. (692-2732)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

WPU Dining Rm. B, noon-2 p.m.

Saturday 16 Basketball vs. Long Island;

Field House, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 17 *

*Residence halls close; winter recess for students all schools through Jan. 3.

Dear Friends Musical Performance

"Behold That Star," carols from Eastern Europe, Appalachian and African-American traditions;

Stephen Foster Memorial, 2:30 p.m.

Monday 18

Memorial Service For Amy Guckes,

manager of corporate matching gifts in the development office;

Heinz Chapel, 10 a.m.

UPMC Lecture

"Stress and Reproductive Compromise: A Relationship?"

Sarah Berga, Magee;

1103 Scaife, noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday 19

Parkinson Disease Assn. Lecture

"Surgery for Parkinson's Disease,"

Douglas Kondziolka, UPMC;

Calvary Episcopal Church, 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 20

* *Fall term grade rosters due to registrar's office no later than noon.

Staff Transfer Information Session

100 Craig, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Pathology Seminar

"The Role of Urokinase in Normal Activation of HGF,"

Wendy Mars; 618 Scaife, 4 p.m.

Basketball vs. North Carolina;

Civic Arena, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 23

Basketball vs. Prairie View;

Field House, 1 p.m.

Sunday 24

* *Winter recess for faculty and staff through Jan. 1.

Thursday 28

Basketball vs. Brown;

Field House, 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday 2

* *All University offices and buildings reopen.

Thursday 4

* *Spring term classes begin.

Communication Science Lecture

"Hearing Aids: New Fitting Protocols,"

Catherine Palmer;

WPIC Aud., 4-5 p.m.

Ph.D. Defense


"Cloning of a G-protein Mediating the B-Endorphin-Induced Modulation of the Mechanoreceptor Channel in Stentor,"

Michael Marino, neuroscience;

Dec. 7, A224 Langley, 1 p.m.


"Radionuclide Transport in Forest Ecosystems: Modeling Approaches and Safety Evaluation,"

Igor Linkov, environmental and occupational health;

Dec. 8, A719 Crabtree, 11 a.m.


"Peasant Revolutionaries and Partisan Power: Rural Resistance to Communist Agrarian Policies in Croatia 1941-1953,"

M. Katherine McCarthy, history;

Dec. 8, 3M51 FQ, 11 a.m.


"Agitating Dissent: Methods for Improving Performance of Neural Network Committee by Error Decorrelation,"

Bambang Parmanto, information science;

Dec. 8, 503 LIS, 1 p.m.


"Silicon Drift Detector R & D for STAR Experiment at RHIC,"

Gintas Vilkelis, physics & astronomy;

Dec. 11, 106 Allen, 10:30 a.m.


"Flexible Fault-Tolerance Using Redundancy in Mesh Connected Processor Arrays,"

John Ramirez, computer science;

Dec. 11, 338 Alumni, 2 p.m.


"VLBA Study of Neutral Gas in Absorption Against the Nuclei of Radio Galaxies,"

Athanasios Taramopoulos, physics & astronomy;

Dec. 12, 316 Allen, 3:15 p.m.


"Nicotinic Synaptic Transmission and Its Modulation in Bullfrog Sympathetic Ganglia,"

Wei-Xing Shen;

Dec. 13, 1695 BST, 10 a.m.


"The Kokama Language: A Historical/Comparative Analysis,"

Ana Cabral, Hispanic languages & literatures;

Dec. 14, 1217B CL, 9:30 a.m.


"A Study of the Large-Scale and Small-Scale Geometries of Broad Absorption Line Regions in Quasi-Stellar Objects,"

Christopher Sirola, physics & astronomy;

Dec. 14, 316 Allen, 10 a.m.


"A Computer Model of Reactive Planning and Implementation Strategy in Program Constrained Decision Making,"

William Spangler;

Dec. 14, 280 Mervis, 1:30 p.m.


"The Treatment of Scientific Misconduct in the Biomedical Literature: A Content Analysis 1966-1992,"

May Scheetz, library science;

Dec. 15, 501C LIS, 8:30-10:30 a.m.


"Library Participation in the Problem-Based Learning Curricula of Medical Schools: Perceptions of Library Directors and Medical School Administrator/Educators,"

David Ginn, library science;

Dec. 15, 501C LIS, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


"Dispersal of Public Housing in the U.S.: An Analysis of Intra- and Inter-Metropolitan Variations in the Location of Public Housing,"

Jun Hyun Hong;

Dec. 15, 3G52 FQ, 11 a.m.


"Regulating European Markets: Mismatch, Reform and Agency,"

Michelle Egan, political science;

Dec. 15, 4L51 FQ, 1 p.m.


"Conformity, Creativity and the Social Constitution of the Subject,"

Rebecca Kukla, philosophy;

Dec. 15, 1001B CL, 2 p.m.


"Two Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans Differentially Expressed During Avian Development: Their Potential Rule in Nervous System Development,"

Colleen Ring;

Dec. 15, 1495 BST, 3 p.m.


"Human Resource Strategies in Small Business: Definitions and Determinants,"

Deborah Good;

Dec. 18, 280 Mervis, 9 a.m.


"The Grammar of Kadiweu,"

Filomena Sandaio, linguistics;

Dec. 18, 2809 CL, 11 a.m.


"Improvements in Techniques of Ultra-Fast Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging,"

Leping Zha, physics & astronomy;

Dec. 19, 106 Allen, 10 a.m.


Nationality Rooms

Holiday decorations through Dec. 30, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun.


Health Care and/or Dependent Care Accounts Enrollment forms due in Benefits Office, 200-B Craig, by Dec. 8.

ACS Institutional Research Grants

Applications due Dec. 29 to Denise Walker, UPCI. (692-4672)

Newberry Library Ctr. for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

Research Funds Proposals (1-2 page list of goals, CV and budget) should be sent to Janelle Greenburg, 3M22 FQ, by Jan. 10.

Small Grants

Proposals due in the Office of Research, 350 Thackeray, by 4 p.m. on Jan. 17.

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Thursday, Jan. 4. It will contain events of Jan. 4-18. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 21.Information will not be accepted over the telephone but can be sent by FAX to 624-4579, campus mail to 308 Bellefield Hall, or e-mail to: For additional information about calendar deadlines, call 624-4644.

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