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November 9, 1995


Thursday 9

SBDC Workshop

"Product Development and Commercialization: Tools of the Trade," F. Norman Christopher and Paul Beck; Registration 8-8:30 a.m.;

Opening remarks, Ann Dugan and David Cleland; 8:30-9 a.m.;

"Strategic Considerations: The Business and Market," F. Norman Christopher; 9-11:30 a.m.;

Tours of the MAC, Bill Needy; 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.;

"Operations: Assessments and Milestones," F. Norman Christopher; 1-3 p.m.;

"Legal Issues in Commercialization," Paul Beck; 3-4 p.m.

Question and answer session; 4-5 p.m.; All sessions Bldg. A11, Suite 240 U-PARC.

BAS Job Expo

WPU Assembly Rm., 11 a.m.

Ctr. for Research in Reproductive Physiology Lecture

"SF-1: A Nuclear Receptor Essential at Multiple Levels of the Reproductive Axis,"

Keith Parker, Duke; 14th fl. conf. rm. BST, noon.

History Seminar

"Which America? Intellectuals and the State in 19th Century Argentina,"

Jeremy Adelman, Princeton; 3P11 FQ, noon.


"Food Additives: Are They Safe?"

Madelyn Fernstrom, Ctr. for Nutrition;

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

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Seminar

"DNA Vaccines,"

Harriet Robinson, U. of Mass.;

1295 BST, 3:30 p.m.

Economics Lecture

"The Dynamics of Franchise Contracting: Evidence From Panel Data,"

Kathyrn Shaw, CMU; 1003 Hamburg, 3:30-5 p.m.

GSPH Lecture

"Testing for Carcinogens in Laboratory Animals,"

David Rall, National Inst. of Environmental Sciences;

G23 Parran, 3:30 p.m.

Communication Science Lecture

"AIDS and Speech Disorders,"

Malcolm McNeil;

WPIC Aud., 4-5 p.m.

Geology & Planetary Science Lecture

"Geographical Information Systems the Arc/Info Way,"

Chris Cappelli, Environmental Systems Research Inst.;

203 Thaw, 4-5 p.m.

Jewish Studies Lecture

"Written and Visual Documentation of the Holocaust 50 Years Later,"

Yaffa Eliach, Brooklyn Coll.; 1P56 FQ, 4:30 p.m. (624-3007)

Friday 10

BAS Black Bazaar

FQ Galleria, 10 a.m. (648-7880)

Body Fat and Fitness Analysis

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

Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Seminar

"Modeling Thermodynamically Difficult Systems,"

Stanley Sandler, U. of Delaware;

1175 Benedum, 11 a.m.

Ctr. for Social History Seminar

"Presence of Mind: Studying the History of Whiteness in an Ahistorical Time,"

George Lipsitz, U. of CA;

3P11 FQ, noon.

Economics Lecture

"An Economics of Language,"

Robert Tamura, U. of Iowa;

4P58 FQ, noon-1:30 p.m.

Pharmacology Seminar

"Pharmacogenetics: Role in Cancer Susceptibility,"

Marjorie Romkes, environmental and occupational health;

1395 BST, noon. (648-9318)


"Exercising With Diabetes,"

Carol Probst, physical therapy;

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

GSPIA NGO Forum Seminar

Andrea Blinn, Sohini Sinha & Valerie Staats;

3J51 FQ, noon-1:30 p.m. (648-7614)

Senate BPC Meeting

WPU Dining Rm. B, noon-2 p.m. (624-6505)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"L. Vygotsky and Discursive Psychology,"

Vladislav Led-torsky, Russian Academy of Sciences;

817R CL, 12:05 p.m.

Reading/Autographing Session

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, author of "Don't Die Before You're Dead";

1st fl. Hillman, 1 p.m.

Women's Studies Lecture

"Pregnancy and Power: Women's Struggles From Mid-Century to Contemporary America,"

Rickie Solinger, U. of Col.;

501 CL, 3 p.m.

Classics Lecture

"'High Speculation' For the Political Man in Cicero's De Re Publica,"

Daniel Schoos; 1518 CL, 3 p.m.

Anthropology Lecture

"The Evolution of Western Stratification From Classical Times to the Present,"

Hugo Nutini;

3D10 FQ, 3 p.m.

GSPH Seminar

"Time Dependent Covariate Analyses of Exposure to Hyperglycemia and the Risk of Complications of Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT),"

John Lachin, George Washington U.;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 p.m.

Economics Lecture

"Do Husbands and Wives Pool Their Resources? Evidence From the U.K. Child Benefit,"

Robert Pollack, Washington U.;

4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 p.m.

REES Lecture

"Red Army Nurses Have Arrived at the Front: or the Russian Top 40 Fifty Years Ago,"

Robert Rothstein, U. of Mass.;

142 CL, 4 p.m.

PSC Seminar

"Realtime Operational Prediction of Thunderstorms: Turning Vision into Reality with Heterogeneous Parallel Processors at PSC,"

Kelvin Droegemeier, U. of Okla.;

3rd fl. conf. rm., Mellon Inst., 4 p.m. (268-4960)

BAS Talent Show

WPU Assembly Rm., 7 p.m. (648-7880)

Greensburg Campus

Caribbean Festival Student Ctr., UPG, 8-11 p.m.

Saturday 11

Titusville Campus

Open House UPT, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (814-827-4430)

Football vs. Syracuse; Pitt Stadium, noon.

Faculty-Staff Family Appreciation Day;

discounted tickets available at Gate 1, cash only with completed applications required. (648-8300)

UPMC Facial Paralysis Support Group Meeting

Jessie VanSwearingen, physical therapy and rehabilitation;

11th fl. conf. ctr. Scaife, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (800-648-2205)

Women's International Club Buffet

1228 CL, 1 p.m. (624-4007)

Johnstown Campus Theatre Auditions

For children's roles in "Oliver!";

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 1-3 p.m. (814-269-7232)

BAS Total Social

WPU Assembly Rm., 7 p.m. (648-7880)

Basketball vs. Melbourne Tigers (Australia);

Field House, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 12

Organ Recital

Robert Sutherland Lord; Heinz Chapel, 3 p.m.

Monday 13

University Dental Health Services

Open House also Nov. 14;

Suite 3189 Salk, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (648-9100)

UPMC Lecture

"Pharmacotherapy of Behavioral Disturbances in Dementia,"

Bruce Pollack, WPIC; 5th fl. Eye & Ear Inst., noon-1 p.m.

REES Lecture

"Minorities in Poland,"

Wieslaw Olesky, U. of Lodz; 4J51 FQ, noon-1:30 p.m.

CIDDE Teleconference

"Computer Conferencing: Alternative to Lectures";

G20 Hillman, 1-2:30 p.m.

Hispanic Languages & Literatures Lecture

"Proceed With Caution: Toward a Rhetoric of Particularism in Studies of the Americas (Talking About Morrison's 'Beloved'),"

Doris Sommer, Harvard;

501 CL, 3-4:30 p.m.

Medieval & Renaissance Lecture

"Widowhood, Sex and Gender in Christine de Pisan,"

Kevin Brownlee, Penn;

144 CL, 3:30 p.m.

Families of Mentally Ill Support Group Meeting

Rm. 629, 3501 Forbes Ave., 7-8:30 p.m. (624-0481)

PCMS Concert

American Brass Quintet Concert;

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

Classics Lecture

"City of the Grim Reaper: The Rediscovery of Mashkan-Shapir, Iraq,"

Paul Zimansky, BU;

203 FFA, 8:15 p.m.

Tuesday 14

SBDC Seminar

"Five Keys to Sound Financial Management,"

James Devine, Management Advisory Services;

Nov. 14 & 15; Holiday Inn University Ctr., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (648-1528)

UPMC Lecture

"Adoptive Families' Issues,"

Ginny Fargione, WPIC;

BC/BS Health Ctr. at University Ctr., 11-1 p.m. (647-8762)

History of Art & Architecture Lecture

"Virtual Pompeii Scholarly Adventures in Cyberspace,"

Jane Vadnal; 203 FFA, noon-1 p.m.

Political Science Lecture

"Constitutionalism and the Iran Contra Affair: A View From Abroad,"

David Mervin, U. of Warwick: 4E51 FQ, 2 p.m. (628-7736)

Vision Screening

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

Faculty Assembly Meeting

1K56 FQ, 3 p.m. (624-6505)

Chemistry Lecture

"Asymmetric Synthesis of HIV Protease Inhibitors,"

David Askin, Merck;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 3 p.m.

University Council on Graduate Study Meeting

817 CL, 3-5 p.m. (648-0790)

Chemistry Lecture

"Investigation of Heme Protein Reactivities Using Femtosecond Spectroscopy,"

Paul Champion, Northeastern;

3rd fl. conf. rm. Mellon Inst., 4:45 p.m.

Greensburg Campus Lecture

"Full Hearts and Empty Heads: The Cost of Psychology Out of Place,"

William Coulson, Research Council on Ethnopsychology;

Smith Aud., UPG, 7 p.m. (836-7073)

Music on the Edge Concert

Peter Josheff, clarinet; FFA Aud., 8 p.m.

Wednesday 15

Linguistics Lecture

"Three Rivers TESOL Colloquium: A Smorgasbord From the Three Rivers TESOL Nov. 11 Conference,"

Carol Jasnow, Susanne McLaughlin, Judith Yogman, Cora Kaylani, Christina Paulston and Alan Juffs;

144 CL, 3 p.m. (624-5900).

FAS Faculty Meeting

324 CL, 3:30-5 p.m.

Pathology Seminar

"Effects of MHC Class I Genes on Retrovirus Production and Immunobiological Properties of BL6 Melanoma,"

Eli Gorelik, UPCI;

618 Scaife, 4 p.m.

SLIS Lecture

"Ethics and Information in Cyberspace,"

Anne Mintz, Forbes, Inc.;

Carnegie Lecture Hall, 5-6 p.m.

GSPIA Lecture

"Community Development for the 21st Century: Succeding in a New Era,"

William Bostic, PA Dept. of Community Affairs;

University Club, 6 p.m.

University Orchestra Concert

Roger Zahab, conductor;

Bellefield Aud., 8 p.m.

Thursday 16

UPMC Cancer Conference

"Innovations in Cancer Care";

Nov. 16, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Nov. 17, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.;

Doubletree Hotel, Downtown.

Medical Ethics Lecture

"The Lie That Heals: The Use of Placebos in Clinical Practice,"

Stanley Dorst, family medicine and clinical epidemiology;

Aud. 5 Scaife, noon-1 p.m.

REES Lecture

"In Search of Statehood: How Russians Perceive Their Political System,"

Mikhail Ilyin, Moscow State Inst. of International Relations;

2R51 FQ, noon-1:30 p.m.

Asian Studies Lecture

"Symbiosis of Performance & Text in Realistic Noh & Greek Tragedy,"

Mae Smethurst, classics;

4E51 FQ, 2 p.m.

Chemistry Lecture

"Dinitrogen Activation/Fixation 30 Years Later: Results and Perspectives,"

Sandro Gambarotta, Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Inst.;

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

Provost Inaugural Lecture

"Common Causes and the Horizon Problem,"

John Earman, history and philosophy of science, FAS; FFA Aud., 3:30 p.m. (624-5750)

Chemistry Lecture

"Studies of the Solvophobic Effect by Chromatography and Implications for Chemistry and Biology. Is Conventional Wisdom Correct?"

Peter Carr, U. of Minn.;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 p.m.

Geology & Planetary Science Lecture

"Use of Digital Elevation Models and Geographical Information Systems for Hydrologic Prediction,"

Rafael Quimpo, civil and environmental engineering;

203 Thaw, 4-5 p.m.

Communication Science Lecture

"Phonosurgery," Malcolm McNeil;

WPIC Aud., 4-5 p.m.

Friday 17

Blood Pressure Screening BC/BS Health Ctr. at University Ctr., 10 a.m.-noon. (647-8762) Pharmacology Seminar "Molecular Pharmacology of Chloride Channel Modulators," Robert Bridges, cell biology and physiology; 1395 BST, noon.

Women's Studies Lecture

"History of Women at Pitt,"

Carolyn Schumacher, W. PA Historical Society;

Catherine Marshall, University Press;

609 WPU, noon.

Alzheimer Disease Research Ctr. Lecture

"Evaluating Environments for Dementia Care: The Woodside Place Experience,"

Stefani Ledewitz, Perkins Eastman Architects;

ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 p.m. (692-2732)

Ctr. For Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Origins of Practical Microphysics,"

Jed Buchwald, MIT;

817R CL, 3:30 p.m.

Medieval & Renaissance Lecture

"Kings, Peers and Monsters: Was the Castle Haven Case Political?"

Cynthia Herrup, Duke;

144 CL, 3:30 p.m.

BAS Fashion Show

WPU Assembly Rm., 8 p.m. (648-7880)

Sunday 19

African Heritage Classroom Committee Meeting

"Let Us Focus on the Children,"

Cheryl Craig, Juvenile Court; FFA Aud., 4 p.m. (624-6150)

IISE/Peace Links Lecture

"The World Through Women's Eyes,"

Robin Wright, foreign correspondent, author, lecturer;

WPU Assembly Rm., 7:30 p.m.

Monday 20


"Interactions Among Angio-tensinogen Gene Polymorphisms, Blood Pressure and Exercise Training in Hypertensives?"

James Hagberg, medicine;

1103 Scaife, noon-1 p.m.

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 FQ, 3 p.m.

Bayer Chemistry Lecture

"Electron Transfer in Biological Molecules,"

Harry Gray, CA Inst. of Technology;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 5:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh/Beijing '95 and Beyond Panel

"Conversations Beyond Beijing"; Carlow Coll. Kresge Theater, 6-8 p.m. (648-1169)

Tuesday 21

Pathology Seminar

"Further Considerations of the Relationships Between Placenta and Fetus,"

Dagmar Kalousek, U. of British Columbia;

clinic conf. rm. Magee, 8 a.m. (641-4695)

History of Art & Architecture Lecture

"Twin Manuscripts From a Medieval Jewish Workshop,"

Katrin Kogman-Appell;

203 FFA, noon-1 p.m.

Bayer Chemistry Lecture

"Spectroscopy and Electron Transfer in Inorganic Molecules,"

Harry Gray, CA Inst. of Technology;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 22

Foot Screening

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

Pathology Seminar

"Vitamin K Dependent Proteins: Mediators of a Novel Growth Inhibitory Pathway,"

Brian Carr, transplant surgery;

618 Scaife, 4 p.m.

Ph.D Defense


"Frau Holle and the Re-Creation of Myth,"

Elizabeth Wylie-Ernst, Germanic languages and literatures;

1401 CL, Nov. 10, 3 p.m.


"General Relativity as a Theory of Null Surfaces,"

Simonetta Frittelli, physics and astronomy;

Nov. 15, 106 Allen, 9:30 a.m.


"The Finances of U.S. Labor Unions,"

Robert Atkin;

Nov. 15, 359 Mervis, noon.


"Architecture of Steel: Sight Planning and Building Type in the 19th Century American Bessemer Steel Industry,"

Mark Brown, history of art & architecture;

Nov. 15, 104 FFA, 1 p.m.


"Studies of the Ontogeny of the Primate Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Pulse Generator,"

Kelly Suter;

Nov. 21, 1495 BST, 1:30 p.m.


UPCI Benefit

Featuring artist Milton Fine;

1031 S. Braddock Ave., Concept Art Gallery;

Nov. 10, 7-10 p.m.

Nationality Rooms Exhibit

Decorated for the holidays;

Nov. 19-Dec. 30; open house on 1st & 3rd fl. CL, Dec. 3, noon-4 p.m., CL. (624-4007)

Theatre Mainstage Production

"Les Liaisons Dangereuses";

directed by Stephen Coleman; Stephen Foster Memorial, Nov. 7-18, Tues.-Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. (624-PLAY)


2nd Annual Teaching Excellence Conference

Proposals due Nov. 15. Send to Presentation Selection Committee, 2nd Annual Teaching Excellence Conference, Faculty Development Program-CIDDE, 3804 Forbes Ave.

Small Grants

Submission Proposals due in the Office of Research, 350 Thackeray, by 4 p.m. on Jan. 17, 1996.

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times Calendar will be published Wednesday, Nov. 22, because of the Thanksgiving holiday. That calendar will contain events of Nov. 22-Dec. 7. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information will not be accepted over the telephone but can be sent by FAX: 624-4579 or e-mail:

For additional information about calendar deadlines, call 624-4644.

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