Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh
Print This Page Print this pages

September 28, 1995



Thursday 28

Chemistry Lecture

"Density Functional Theory as a Practical Tool in Studies on Molecular Energetics and Dynamics," Tom Zeigler, U. of Calgary; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 p.m.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Lecture

"In the Mirror's Eye: The Writing of Medieval History in America," Gabrielle Spiegel, Johns Hopkins; 144 CL, 3:30 p.m. (624-5220)

Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry Lecture

"Telemerase Biochemistry and Regulation," Carol Greider, Cold Springs Lab; 1295 BST, 3:30 p.m. (648-9570)

GSPH Seminar

"Quantitative Methods in Chronic Pain Research: Challenges and Some Solutions," Thomas Rudy, UPMC; 115 Crabtree, 3:30 p.m.

Chemistry Lecture

"Recent Issues in Self-Assembled Monolayers," David Allara, PSU; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 p.m.

Geology and Planetary Science Seminar

"Magnetic Stratigraphy and Evolution: Railroad Canyon, Idaho," William Harbert; 203 Thaw, 4-5 p.m.

Law School Lecture

"Reforming, Restructuring and Revitalizing the United Nations After 50 Years," Larry Johnson, UN; Teplitz Moot Courtroom, law, 6 p.m. (624-3291)

World Music Concert Indian Concert, Malini Rajurkar, Subhash Kamat and Arawind Thatte; FFA Aud., 7:30 p.m. (648-7370) Friday 29

Cognitive Therapy Conference

"Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond," Judith Beck, Penn; WPIC 2nd fl.Aud., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (647-8219)

Blood Pressure Screenings

UPMC Health Center, next to Holiday Inn-University Ctr., 10 a.m.-noon.

Pharmacology Seminar

"Regulation of BCL-2 and BAX Expression During B-cell Apoptosis," Susan McCarthy, medicine; 1395 BST, noon. (648-9318)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"On Becoming, Relativity and Nonseparability," Mauro Dorato, U. of Padua; 817R CL, noon.

Russian & East European Studies Lecture

"Minority Relations: Publishing in Contemporary Romania," Zsolt Lato, Romania; 4J51 FQ, noon-1:30 p.m.

Chancellor Search

Hearing/Titusville 116 McKinney Student Union, UPT, 1:30 p.m.

Anthropology Lecture

"Frijol Tapado: Socioeconomic and Policy Aspects of a Costa Rican Agricultural System," Julia Smith & Flora Calderon-Steck; 3D10 FQ, 3 p.m.

Ctr. on American Politics & Society Lecture

"Critical Junctures in the Institutional Development of Congress: Searching for Explanations," Steven Smith, U. of Minn.; 4R51 FQ, 3:15 p.m. (648-7287)

Classics Lecture

"Aristotle on Dreams," Philip van der Eijk, U. of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; 135 CL, 3:30 p.m.

Pgh. Supercomputing Ctr. Seminar

"Digital Commerce," Marvin Sirbu, CMU; Mellon Inst. 3rd fl. conf. rm., 4 p.m.

Caribbean & Latin American Student Association

Meeting WPU Dining Rm. A, 6:30 p.m. (683-1655) Saturday 30

UPCI Breast Care Update

"For Your Good Health: A Breast Care Update"; Chatham College, 9 a.m.-noon.

Oakland Improvement Workshop

"Community Housing,"; School for Blind Children, 201 N. Bellefield Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (255-8818)

Football vs. Virginia Tech; Stadium, 1:30 p.m.

Bradford Campus Lecture

Maggie Valentine discusses the history of American movie theatres; Special Dining Rm., Commons, UPB, 7:30 p.m.

October Sunday 1

Latin American Studies Conference

"US-Cuban Relations as a Context for Public Policy Challenges in Cuba"; 5J FQ, 7-10 p.m.

Monday 2

Latin American Studies Conference

"Cuba's Economic Challenges and Public Policy Initiatives"; 2P56 FQ, 9-11 a.m.: "Substainable Development: Economic and Environmental Policy," 2P56 FQ, 11:15-1 p.m.: "Race Matters? Public Policy and Ethnic Diversity," 2P56 FQ, 2:30-5 p.m.

UPMC Lecture

"Changing Physicians' Prescription Writing Habits: Treatment of Hypertensive Patients With Coronary Heart Disease," Michael Cressman, medicine; 1103 Scaife, noon-1 p.m.

Chancellor Search

Hearing/Bradford Special Dining Rm., Commons, UPB, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday 3

Latin American Studies Conference

"Public Policy and the Experience of Age, Gender and Worker Groups," 2P56 FQ, 9-11 a.m.

Bradford Campus Children's Lecture

"Construct-A-Tale," Bob and Tim Hartman; O'Kain Aud., UPB, 10 a.m.

Pittsburgh Campus ITV Demonstration 211 Lawrence, 10-11:30 a.m.

Bradford Campus ITV Demonstration TBA, UPB, 10-11:30 a.m.

Greensburg Campus ITV Demonstration 250 Millstein, UPG, 10-11:30 a.m.

Johnstown Campus ITV Demonstration 208 Owen Library, UPJ, 10-11:30 a.m.

Titusville Campus ITV Demonstration G7 Barco Ctr., UPT, 10-11:30 a.m.

History of Art and Architecture Lecture

"The Politics of Memorializing Charles Avery: Sculpture the Brink of Civil War," Henry Pisciotta; 203 FFA, noon-1 p.m.

CLAS Lecture

"Revolutionary Romanticism in Brazil, 1964-1974," Marcelo Ridenti, U. Estasual Paulista; 4E51 FQ, noon-1 p.m.

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Carnap and Kuhn: Arch Enemies or Close Allies?" Gurol Irzik, Bogazici U.; 817R CL, 12:05 p.m.

West European Studies Lecture

"Parliamentary Discussions on the European Union's 1996 Intergovernmental Conference," Edith Miller, European Parliament; 4E51 FQ, 2 p.m.

Faculty Assembly Meeting

1K56 FQ, 3 p.m.

Pittsburgh-Cuba Coalition Meeting

5S56 FQ, 7:30 p.m. (431-2433)

Wednesday 4

UPCI Lecture

"Innovations in Cancer Care"; S780 Montefiore, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Intercultural Bag Lunch

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

Communication Lecture

"On the Margins of Rhetoric: A Rhetorical Interpretation of Audre Lorde's 'The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action'," Lester Olson; 1228 CL, 3-4:30 p.m.

Alpha Phi Omega Lecture

"Autism in the 90's," Dan Torisky, Autism Society; WPU Ballroom, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 5

Hepatitis B Vaccine Administration

Bloodborne Pathogen Training also; Benedum Aud., 9 a.m. (624-9505)

Ethics for Lunch Lecture

"They Took the Moral High Road to Death," George Exoo, Hemlock Society; Aud. 5, Scaife, noon-1 p.m.

History Lecture

"A Citizen Body: Cholera in Havana (1833)," Julio Ramos, U. of CA.; 3P11 FQ, noon- 1:30 p.m.

Russian & East European Studies Lecture

"Forgotten Mostar: Life Inside and Outside the Ghetto," Dennison Rusinow, history; 4N51 FQ, noon-1:30 p.m.

Chemistry Lecture

"Asymmetric Synthesis of Cyclopropane-containing Natural Products," John Falck, U. of Texas; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 p.m.

Asian Studies Lecture

"The Sweet Potato in New Guinea: A Prehistoric Introduction Through Polynesia?" Richard Scaglion, anthropology; 4E51 FQ, 3 p.m.

GSPH Seminar

"Calibrating Decision Analysis Models: Problems With Standard Statistical Estimating Techniques," Mark Roberts, medicine; A-115 Crabtree, 3:30 p.m.

Chemistry Lecture

"Laser Studies of Molecules and Interfaces," Kenneth Eisenthal, Columbia; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 p.m.

Communication Science Lecture

"Current Status of Cochlear Implant," Donald Kamerer; WPIC Aud., 4-5 p.m. (383-1600)

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"Methods of Interpolation for Geological Characterization," Lori Gross, Brown and Root Environmental, Pgh.; 203 Thaw, 4-5 p.m.

Sexual Harassment Seminar

"What It Is/Isn't From the Legal Perspective,"; Lecture Rm. 6, Scaife, 4:30-6 p.m.

CLAS Professional Development Workshop

"Societies in Transition in Today's World,"; also Oct. 11 & 18; FQ, 5-8 p.m. (648-7397)

Bradford Campus Lecture

Seneca storyteller DuWayne Bowen; Special Dining Rm., Commons, UPB, 7:30 p.m.

Classics Lecture

"Ancient Idalion, Cyprus: City in Conflict," Pamela Gaber, U. of Arizona; 203 FFA, 8:15 p.m.

Friday 6

Public Affairs Lecture

"Why Are There Vulnerable Children?" Thomas Boyce, psychiatry; WPIC Aud., 10:30 a.m. (624-0750)

Argentine Studies Meeting

3G51 FQ, 11:30 a.m. (648-7612)

Pharmacology Seminar

"Functional Reconstitution and Structural Characterization of the Human Glycine Receptor," Michael Cascio, medicine; 1395 BST, noon.

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Laws of Nature and Accidental Uniformities–Some Epistemological and Ontological Features," Eduardo Flichman, U. of Buenos Aires; 817R CL, 12:05 p.m.

Chancellor Search

Hearing/Greensburg Smith Hall, UPG, 1:30 p.m.

REES Graduate Student Assn. Meeting 4J51 FQ, 3 p.m.

Hispanic Languages Lecture

"El Reposo De Los Heroes: El Sujeto Revelucionario En Marti," Julio Ramos, U. of CA.; 139 CL, 3 p.m.

Caribbean and Latin American Student Assn.

Meeting WPU, Dining Rm. B, 6:30 p.m. (683-1655)

Medieval & Renaissance Reading Students, faculty and staff invited to read Ovid's "Metamorphoses," led by Mark Pussanza, classics, and Dennis Looney Italian languages & literatures; 12th fl. Bruce, 7 p.m.-midnight.

Allegheny Observatory Open House

North Side, 7-10 p.m. (reservations necessary: 321-2401)

Music Department Concert

Professional ensemble of 20 performers from Srinak-harinwirot U., Bangkok; Antonian Hall, Carlow, 8 p.m. (624-4125)

Saturday 7

Survival Skills & Ethics Program

Writing Workshop "Writing I: First Drafts of Journal Articles"; WPIC 2nd fl. Aud., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (624-7098)

Bradford Campus Concert

Sheldon Peterson and Concourse jazz group; Commons, UPB, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

"Human Rights, Nations, Peoples and Cultures," Zaifu Liu, U. of Colorado, and Zehou Li, Colorado Col.; 7500 Wean Hall, CMU, 2 p.m.

Sunday 8

Organ Recital

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

Monday 9

UPMC Lecture

"Angiotensin II-Induced Structural and Functional Alterations in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat Kidney," Curtis Kost, medicine; 1103 Scaife, noon-1 p.m.

Chancellor Search

Hearing/Johnstown Cambria Rm., Student Union, UPJ, 1:30 p.m.

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 FQ, 3 p.m.

Molecular Oncology Seminar

"Signaling Genes From the Cell Surface," James Darnell, Rockefeller U.; W1095 BST, 4 p.m.

Tuesday 10

Materials Research Center Lecture

"Diamond Films," Aharon Inspektor, Kennametal; 1175 Benedum, noon.

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Saga of Clever Hans," Gerald Massey, philosophy; 817R CL, 12:05 p.m.

Chemistry Lecture

"Electron- and Atom-Transfer Reaction Between Nucleic Acids and Metal Complexes as Probes of Structure and Reactivity," Holden Thorp, UNC; Chevron Ashe Aud., 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 11

Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Ctr. Lecture

"Quantifying the Impact of Southfield Amplification"; 403 Salk, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

UPCI Lecture

"Questions to Ask Your Doctor: Learning to Communicate in an Unfamiliar Language"; S780 Montefiore, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (624-1115)

UPMC Open Forum

John Paul, executive VP; 1104 Scaife, noon.

GSPIA Lecture

"Counterfactual Argument and Social Science," Ned Lebow; 3J12 FQ, noon-1 p.m.

Staff Assn. Council Meeting

2M/2P56 FQ, noon-2 p.m.

Linguistics Lecture

"Discourse Cues in Tutorial Dialogues," Johanna Moore, computer science; 144 CL, 3 p.m.

Chemistry Lecture

"Electrodes, Lasers and the Art of Interrogation," Daniel Wayner, Steacie Institute; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 p.m.

Russian & East European Studies Lecture

"The Business Climate in Poland," Jerzy Zderkowski, CA U. of PA; 4J51 FQ, 4:30-6 p.m.

Health Management & Policy Lecture

"State Power, Legislated Health Reforms and Federalism," Lawrence Brown, Columbia; 123 University Place, Members Lounge, 5 p.m.(624-6104)

Thursday 12

Graduate and Professional School Fair

WPU, 10-3 p.m. (648-7930)

KGSB Dean Search Open Forum

Students and staff, 10:30 a.m.-noon; faculty, noon-1:30 p.m.; 2P56 FQ.

Classics Seminar

"Religious Minorities and the Roman State: The Christians in the 2nd Century," Gunther Gottlieb, U. of Augsburg; 1518 CL, 1:30-3 p.m.

GSPIA Dean Search

Public Forum 2P56 FQ, 2-4 p.m.

Chemistry Lecture

"Synthesis of Conjugated Macromolecules for Electronic and Photonic Applications," James Tour, U. of South Carolina; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 p.m.

Chemistry Lecture

"Species Specific Rotational & Vibrational Spectroscopy of Clusters," Peter Felker, U. of CA.; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 p.m.

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

"Building Geographical Information Systems," David Nale, Aerial Digital Reduction; 203 Thaw, 4-5 p.m.

Communication Science Lecture

"Current Issues in Stuttering," Susan Felsenfeld; WPIC Aud., 4-5 p.m.

Women's Studies Lecture

"Fatal Women: Violence and Sexual Difference," Lynda Hart, Penn; 272 Hillman, 7 p.m.

Jewish Studies Lecture

"The Rabbinic Tradition in Jewish Art as Manifestation of the Jewish Experience," Katrin Kogman-Appel; WPU, Dining Rm. A, 7:30 p.m.(624-3007)

Ph.D. Defense


"Compiler-Assisted Approaches to Fault Detection on Distributed-Memory," Chun Gong, computer science; Sept. 28, 338 Alumni, noon.


"Teaching Spanish Gender: A Comparative Study," Kathy Barton, Hispanic languages & literatures; Sept. 28, 1304 CL, 1:30 p.m.


Public Affairs Exhibit

"The Life and Art of Lois Mailou Jones," Frick Fine Arts Gallery, through Oct. 15; Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m.


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

"Flyin' West"; directed by Eileen Morris; Stephen Foster Aud., Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun., through Oct. 7; Sun. performances 5 p.m., all others 8 p.m. (624-7298)

Studio Theatre

"Top Girls"; directed by David White; CL basement, Oct. 10-22, daily except Mon., 8 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. (624-PLAY)


Teaching Evaluation Survey

Completed request forms for fall term are due in G39 CL by Oct. 9. (624-6147)

Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award

Nomination letters due by Oct. 9 to Jack Daniel, 801 CL. (624-4221)

Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award

Nomination letters due by Oct. 20 to George Klinizing, 801 CL. (624-3784)

Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award

Nomination letters due by Oct. 20 to James Maher, 801 CL. (624-4223)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Thursday, Oct. 12. It will contain events of Oct. 12-26. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at 308 Bellefield Hall.

Information will not be accepted over the telephone but can be sent by FAX: 624-4579 or e-mail:

Leave a Reply