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November 23, 1994


Thursday 24

Thanksgiving Day–University Closed

Friday 25

Nationality Room Tours

1st fl. CL,11 a.m.-3 p.m.(624-6000)

Bradford Campus

Library Benefit Book signing by Mary Ann Johnston, author of "A Pocket of Peace";

Integra Bank, Main Street, Bradford, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (814-362-7608)

Sunday 27

Music for Compline Pittsburgh

Compline Choir; John Thickey, guest organist;

Heinz Chapel, 9:30 p.m. (682-6886)

Monday 28

Spring Term Add/drop period begins

Book Signing & Reading David McKain, UPB prof and author of "Spellbound";

Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Sixth Ave., Downtown, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.;

Reading, Borders Book Shop, Bethel Park, 7:30 p.m. (624-4110)

Tuesday 29

Staff Development Workshop

"Advanced Lotus 1-2-3 (DOS, release 3.4)";

FQ Computing Lab, 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (624-8046)

PittFlex Medical Options

Information Session Blue Cross & Health America representatives;

121 DL, 9 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.;

1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Blood Drive

WPU Kurtzman Rm;

10 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

CLAS Eat 'n' Meet Intercultural Bag Lunch

Student Hlth. Service, 3708 Fifth Ave., Suite 500, noon (383-1813)

Philosophy of Science Talk

"The Oppenheim of Helmer-Oppenheim,"

Nicholas Rescher; 817R CL, 12:05 p.m.

Staff Development Workshop

"Eldercare: Resources and Issues";

100 Craig, 1-4 p.m. (624-8046)

WESP Seminar

"Terrorists, Drug Traffickers, and Illegal Immigrants: The EU's Common Internal Security Policy,"

Albrecht Funk, political science;

2P56 FQ, 3-5 p.m. (648-7405)

Music Concert

Pitt Guitar Ensemble;

James Ferla and John Marcinizyn;

Frick Fine Arts Aud., 8 p.m. (624-4125)

Pitt/WQED Program

"Baseball: Payoff for Pittsburgh?"

Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor hosts one-hour televised program;

airs on WQED Channel 13 at 9 p.m., repeats Dec. 5 at 1 p.m.

Wednesday 30

Staff Development Workshop

"The Mental Gym: A Workout for Greater Brainpower"

(part 1 of 2);

100 Craig Hall, 9-11:30 am. (624-8046)

Blood Drive

402 Salk;

10:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Linguistics Colloquium

"Linguistic Explanations of Specific Language Impairment: Can This Grammar Be Saved?",

Chris Dollaghan;

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

Cell Biology & Physiology Colloquium

"Ca2+ Regulation of Relaxation in Skeletal Muscle,"

Jack Rall, Ohio State U.; 1495 BST, 4 p.m.

UPMC Lecture

"Malignant Fibrous Histio-cytoma: A Historical Perspective,"

Sharon Weiss, U. of Michigan Med. Ctr.;

Scaife, lecture rm. 3, 4 p.m.

PPC Lecture

"Schindler's List"

author Thomas Keneally;

WPU Assembly Rm., 8:30 p.m. (648-7900)


Thursday 1 1

Staff Development Workshop

"Introduction to Excel 5.0 for Windows";

FQ Computing Lab, 8:45-11:45 a.m. (624-8046)

UPMC Health Talk

"The Common Cold and the Flu,"

Lawrence Ellis, UPMC Downtown;

339 Sixth Ave., 4th fl., noon-1 p.m. (560-8762)

FAS Graduate Studies Lecture

"From Ada to Gameboy: How Computer Science Became Gendered Male";

CMU Student Activities Center, noon-1 p.m. (624-6026)

WESP Lecture

"The German Resistance: Persecution and Suppression by the Gestapo,"

Thomas Lutz, Topographic of Terror Foundation, Berlin;

3J51 FQ, noon-1:30 p.m.

SLIS Teleconference

"Libraries: Today's Issues, Tomorrow's Challenges,"

Toni Carbo Bearman, SLIS dean, one of key speakers;

Pitt Club Blue and Gold Rm., 1-3:30 p.m. (Reservations due by Nov. 29: 624-5230)

PittFlex Medical Options Session

Blue Cross and Health America representatives;

Benedum Aud., 1 p.m.

UPSM Seminar

"Ion Channelopathies: Of Horses, Humans, Hyperkalemia and Hypertrophy,"

Eric Hoffman, 1295 BST, 3:30 p.m. (648-9458)

Germanic Languages & Literatures Lecture

"The Museum as Mass-medium,"

Andreas Huyssen, Columbia U.; 817-R CL, 4 p.m.

Friday 2

Senate Budget Policies Meeting

WPU Dining Rm. B, noon-1:50 p.m.

Pharmacology Seminar

"Neurogenetics of Membrane Excitability in Drosophila: From Mutants to Molecules,"

Barry Ganetzky, U. of Wisconsin;

1395 BST, noon-1 p.m. (648-7247)

WESP & Hispanic Lanugages and Literatures Lecture

"Grammar in Spanish Pedagogy: Shortcut or Blind Alley?",

Jorge Guitart, SUNY;

352 CL, 3 p.m.

Slavic Languages & Literatures

Student Recital Slavjane Folk Ensemble;

Bellefield Aud., 7:30 p.m. (624-5906)

Christmas Concert Heinz Chapel Choir; Heinz Chapel, 8 p.m. (624-4126)

Saturday 3

UPMC Mood Disorders Conference

"Complicated and Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorders";

Michael Thase, Roger Haskett, Katherine Shear, WPIC;

Sheraton Hotel at Station Square, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (647-8262)

Survival Skills for Emerging Scientists Program

"Survival Skills and Ethics for Emerging Scientists: Doing Science — The Creative Process,"

Herbert Simon, CMU;

WPIC 2nd fl. aud., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (registration: 624-7098)

Christmas Concert

Heinz Chapel Choir;

Heinz Chapel, 8 p.m. (624-4126)

Men's Basketball Vs. Buffalo;

Field House, 8 p.m. (648-8240)

Pitt Panther Ballroom Dance Co. Holiday Dance

Live dance band, free but bring 1 doz. cookies;

WPU Assembly Rm., 8-11:30 p.m. (884-2968)

Sunday 4

Bradford Campus Film

"Angano … Agano …: Tales of Madagascar";

Emmanuel Obiechina;

O'Kain Aud., Swarts Hall, UPB, 2 p.m. (814-362-7590)

Christmas Concert

Heinz Chapel Choir;

Heinz Chapel, 3 p.m. (624-4126)

Women's Basketball Vs. Penn State;

Field House, 3 p.m.

Monday 5

UPMC Screening Blood Pressure;

UPMC Downtown Health Ctr., 339 Sixth Ave., 4th fl., 7-9 a.m. (560-8762)

PittFlex Medical Options Session

Blue Cross and Health America representatives;

WPU Ballroom, 9-11:30 a.m.; 1:30-3 p.m.

UPMC Screening Body Fat & Fitness Analysis;

UPMC Downtown Health Ctr., 339 Sixth Ave., 4th fl., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (560-8762)

Pitt/WQED Program

"Baseball: Payoff for Pittsburgh?"

Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor hosts one-hour televised program;

airs on WQED Channel 13 at 1 p.m.

LGAAP Lecture

"Eleanor Roosevelt: Passion and Politics,"

Blanche Cook, CUNY; Carnegie Lecture Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball Vs. St. John's;

Civic Arena, 9 p.m.

Tuesday 6

PittFlex Medical Options Session

Blue Cross and Health America representatives;

WPU Ballroom, 9-10:30 a.m.; 1:30-3 p.m.

UPMC Life Support Course

"Basic Life Support Heart Saver Course",

Cheryl Mandia, American Heart Asso.;

5818 Forbes Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (422-9802)

UPMC Senior Health Insurance Talks

Older Adults Insurance Information;

5818 Forbes Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (642-9802)

Organ Recital

Robert Lord, U. organist;

Heinz Chapel, noon

Staff Development Workshop

"Confidentiality & Security Issues: The Buckley Amendment";

100 Craig Hall, 1-4 p.m. (624-8046)

Faculty Assembly Meeting

1K56 FQ, 3 p.m. (624-6504)

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Knock-out Mutations Affecting the Mouse Neuromuscular Synapse,"

John Merlie, Washington U.;

169 Crawford, 4:15 p.m.

Religious Studies Lecture

"Global Catholicism and the Politics of Civil Society,"

Jose Casanova, New School for Social Research;

1K56 FQ, 4:30 p.m. (624-5990)

Wednesday 7

CLAS Eat 'n' Meet Intercultural Bag Lunch

Student Health Service, 3708 Fifth Ave., Suite 500, noon (383-1813)

UPSM Pathology Seminar

"FAC1, a Novel Protein in Developing Brain and Alzheimer's Disease,"

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

Wrestling Vs. Bloomsburg;

Field House, 7:30 p.m. (648-8240)

Miles Chemistry Lecture

"New Strategies for the Synthesis of Oligosaccharides and Biologically Interesting Glycoconjugates,"

Samuel Danishefsky, Columbia;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 8:15 p.m.

Thursday 8

Staff Development Workshop

"Advanced WordPerfect 6.0 for Windows";

FQ Computing Lab, 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (624-8046)

"Humor in the Workplace"; 100 Craig Hall, 9 a.m-noon (624-8046)

Environmental Health & Safety Training

Bloodborne pathogen training & Hepatitis B vaccine administration;

Benedum Aud., 9 a.m. (624-9505)

UPMC Senior Health Insurance Talks

Older Adults Insurance Information;

5818 Forbes Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (642-9802)

Pediatrics & Medical Ethics Lecture

"Why People Sue Their Doctors,"

Ellen Clayton, Vanderbilt U.; McClusky Aud., Children's Hosp., 10:30 a.m.-noon

Health Sciences Lecture

"Impact of Genetic Testing,"

Ellen Clayton, Vanderbilt U.;

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

UPMC Health Lecture

"The Common Cold and the Flu,"

Jennifer Hlad;

5818 Forbes Ave., 1-2 p.m. (624-2607)

Miles Chemistry Lecture

"Progress in the Total Synthesis of Natural Products,"

Samuel Danishefsky, Columbia;

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

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Seminar

"Role of the Sigma Subunit in Transcription Initiation in E. coli,"

William McClure, CMU;

1295 BST, 3:30 p.m. (648-9458)

GSPH Colloquium

"Health Effects of Air Pollution,"

Joel Schwartz, Harvard;

G-23 Parran, 3:30 p.m. (624-3496)

FAS Council Meeting

917 CL, 4-5 p.m. (624-5258)

Jewish Studies Program

"Hellenism and Judaism in 2 Maccabees,"

Martha Himmelfarb, Princeton;

WPU Kurtzman Rm., 8:15 p.m. (624-3007)


Theatre Arts Department


Felix Lope de Vega y Carpio's classic play;

Nov. 30-Dec. 10, Studio Theatre, Basement CL, Tues.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. (624-7529)

Johnstown Campus

Mainstage Series

"Babes in Toyland";

Dec. 6, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 7 p.m. (814-269-7200)


University Art Gallery

"Kawase Hasui and His Context: A Collection of Japanese Prints,"

Sandy Kita & Brenda Jordan;

Frick Fine Arts, through Dec. 15; Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 2-5 p.m. (648-2400)

History of Art & Architecture

"Ceramics East and West From Private Collections,"

Matthew Roper & Patrizia Costa;

Frick Fine Arts, through Dec. 15; Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 2-5 p.m. (648-2400)


SLIS Teleconference

Reservations due by Nov. 29 for Dec. 1 teleconference "Libraries: Today's Issues, Tomorrow's Challenges." Toni Carbo Bearman, SLIS dean, is one of the key speakers. Teleconference will be broadcast locally at the Pitt Club in the Blue and Gold Rm., 1-3:30 p.m. 624-5230

Women's Studies

Fund for Student Research Awards from $25 to $500 will be given to Pitt students who demonstrate a need for funds to conduct research on issues relating to women and gender. Deadline: Dec. 1. Guidelines and cover sheets available from Women's Studies Program (624-6485).

Bradford Campus

Seeking writers to submit fiction and nonfiction prose and poetry for entry in UPB's literary magazine Baily's Beads. Deadline: Dec. 2, noon; UPB, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA 16701 (814-362-0610)

SLIS Lifetime Achievement Award

To nominate someone for the "Computers in Libraries" award, a letter of nomination and brief biographic file on the nominee must be submitted by Dec. 15, 1994, 606 LIS Bldg. (624-9448).

ACS Institutional Research Grants

Applications are due Dec.16, 1994. Budget requests should be limited to $5,500 and to $15,000 for certain high priority areas (692-4672).

PittNet Port Installation

University of Pittsburgh faculty members can apply for free installation of a PittNet port. The deadline for applications is Jan. 9, 1995, CIS, RIDC Park (624-7441)

Central Research Development

Small Grants Program Proposals must be received by the Office of Research, 350 Thackeray Hall, by 4 p.m., Jan. 18, 1995 (624-7411)

Ph.D. Defense

School of Medicine

"Genetic Analysis of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Latency Gene Expression and Its Application,"

Xiaowei Chen;

Nov. 28, 1295 BST, 1:30 p.m.

Physics & Astronomy

"Particle Interactions in Mixed Solvents and Rough Surfaces by Sedimenting Particles,"

Levent Kuraz;

Nov. 28, 316 Allen, 4 p.m.

Industrial Engineering

"Market Assessment Model for Shared Manufacturing Assistance Centers,"

Shriram Dharwadkar;

Nov. 29, 1038 Benedum, 2 p.m.


"Culture and Revolution of the Polity in England and Japan and the Anglo-Japanese Alliance,"

Ronald Miller;

Nov. 29, 2G03 FQ, 3 p.m.


Crystallography "Crystallographic Study of a U-Class Glutathione S-Transferase in Three Different Crystal Forms,"

Jianhua Fu;

Nov. 30, 403 Thaw, 2 p.m.


"19th Century Composition: Relationship Between Pedagogical Concerns and Cultural Values in American Colleges, 1850-1890,"

Kathleen Welsch;

Nov. 30, 432 CL, 2-4 p.m.

Physics & Astronomy

"Algorithms for the Gravitational Characteristic Initial Value Problem,"

Phillippos Papado-poulos;

Dec. 1, 106 Allen, 2 p.m.

Physics & Astronomy

"A New Method for Deep Radio Surveys in the 21cm Line and the Application to Two H1 Surveys Using the Arecibo Telescope,"

Ertugrul Sorar;

Dec. 1, 316 Allen, 2 p.m.

Psychology & Center for Neuroscience

"Endogenous Control of Visual Spatial Attention Switching: A Neurophysiological Approach,"

Judith Shedden;

Dec. 2, 2nd fl. LRDC, 9 a.m.

Hispanic Languages & Literatures

"Los Marginales De Haroldo Conti: Del Sudeste Solitario Al Mascaro Solidario,"

Lidia Diaz;

Dec. 2, 1217B CL, 11 a.m.


"Enhancer-Promoter Interactions That Regulate the x-Fetoprotein Gene,"

Ping Wen; Dec. 7, 619 Scaife, 10 a.m.


"To Have or Have Not: Social Context of Reproductive Decision-Making in Tlaxcala, Mexico,"

Martha Terry;

Dec. 7, anthropology lounge FQ, noon


"Cognitive Function and Quality of Life in Patients With Melanoma Receiving Alpha-Interferon,"

Catherine Bender;

Dec. 7, 312 Victoria, 1-3 p.m.


"Interaction and Exchange During the Formative Period in the Valle De La Plata, Colombia,"

Dale Quattrin;

Dec. 9, 3H51 FQ, 8 a.m.

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Thursday, Dec. 8. It will contain events of Dec. 8-Jan. 5. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information will not be accepted over the telephone but can be sent by FAX: 624-4579 or e-mail: njbrown@vms.cis.

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