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March 2, 1995



Thursday 2

WPIC Staff Forum

Diane Holder, psychiatric services, and Sid Seligman, Human Resources;

WPIC 2nd fl. aud., noon-1 p.m.(624-2426)

GSPH Colloquium

"Construction Safety and Health: An Example of Industry-Wide Intervention Research,"

Knut Ringen, Center to Protect Workers' Rights;

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

Geology Seminar

"Local Wireline Logging Techniques in the Oil & Gas Industry and Their Potential Application to the Environmental Field,"

Robert Bullwinkel, Schumberg Wireline and Testing;

203 Thaw, 4 p.m. (624-8780)

Communication Science & Disorders Colloquium

"Studies of the Differential Diagnostic Value of Otoacoustic Emissions,"

John Durrant;

3347 Forbes Ave., 1st fl., 4:30-6 p.m.

Miles Engineering Lecture

"Tailored Adsorbents,"

Keith Gubbins, Cornell;

WPU Ballroom, 6-7 p.m. (383-9740 or 624-9398)

SBDC Training Seminar

"Strategies for Achieving Your Business Financial Goals";

244 CL, 6:30 9 p.m. (648-1528)

Friday 3

Miles Engineering Lecture

"Molecular Simulation of Phase Equilibria and Free Energy,"

Keith Gubbins, Cornell;

1175 Benedum, 11 a.m. (383-9740 or 624-9398)

Women's Tennis

Vs. Cleveland State, Cost Sports Facility, 3 p.m.

Classics Lecture

"Livy and the Ideal Orator,"

Ann Vasely, Boston U.;

149 CL, 3:30 p.m.

Women's Gymnastics

Vs. Towson, Trees Hall, 7 p.m.

Asian Studies Concert

Hindustani music;

Bellefield aud., 7 p.m. (648-7411)

Performing Arts of India Concert

Classical Music & Dance;

N. Ravikiran with Palghat Raghu (mridangam) and Anantha Krishnan (violin) and Kamala Reddy (Kuchipudi dance);

Stephen Foster Memorial, 7:30 p.m. (648-7814 or 648-7370)

Saturday 4

UPMC Marathon Training Seminar

"Performance Enhancement: Getting the Most out of Your Mileage,"

Fredric Goss, Robert Zoeller, HERL;

David Stone, sports medicine;

Leslie Bonci, UPMC; Carnegie Science Cntr., North Side, 10 a.m. (647-RUNN)

Men's Gymnastics

NorthAtlantic Gymnastic Championships; Trees Hall, prelims.-noon, finals-7 p.m.

Johnstown Alumni Dinner-Theatre Party

Heritage Hall, Living/Learning Center, UPJ, 4:30 p.m. (814-269-2080)

Renaissance & Baroque Society Concert

"Liveoak and Company,"

a New Hampshire-based vocalist and string musical group;

Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., 8 p.m. (682-7262)

Sunday 5

Spring Recess

Through March 12 incl. for students (no classes), all schools;

all University offices and buildings remain open and staffed

Bradford Film

"Cinema Paradiso,"

introduction, David Myslewski, English;

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

Monday 6

Johnstown Film

"The Producers,"

Engineering & Science Bldg. aud., UPJ, 7 p.m. (814-269-2080)

Pittsburgh Chamber Music Concert

Cleveland Quartet with klezmer clarinetist Giora Feidman;

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

Wednesday 8

Environmental Health & Safety Training

Bloodborne Pathogen Training & Hepatitis B Vaccine;

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

Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Lecture

"Congenital Hand Deformities";

417 Salk, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (648-8400)

UPMC & Pgh. Cancer Institute Seminar

"Bone Marrow Transplantation as Part of the Treatment Plan";

S780 PCI Services Outpatient Services conf. rm., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (624-1115)

Staff Association Council Meeting

2M/2P56 FQ, noon

Cell Biology Colloquium

"Gene Trapping in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells,"

Gary Lyons, U. of Wisconsin;

1495 BST, 4 p.m.

Thursday 9

UPMC Luncheon & Lecture

"Entertaining With Style,"

Martha Stewart;

Pittsburgh Hilton, Downtown, 11 a.m. (647-8534)

SBDC Training Seminar

"Retirement Planning Options and Benefits";

244 CL, 6:30-9 p.m. (648-1528)

Friday 10

Pharmacology Seminar

"rTS: A Physiologic Antisense Gene-Properties of rTS Gene Expression and Modulation of Cellular Sensitivity to Thymidylate Synthase Inhibitors,"

Bruce Dolnick, Roswell Park Cancer Institute;

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

Alzheimer Lecture

"Health Effects of Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving,"

Richard Schulz, psychiatry;

ADRC conf. rm., 4 South Montefiore, noon-1 p.m. (692-2732)

Saturday 11

Tri-State Teaching Women's Studies Conference

"Drawing From the Academy and the Community,"

co-sponsored by Pitt women's studies program;

IUP, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Call 624-6485 for brochure)

Sunday 12

Engineering Alumni Society Meeting

240 Benedum, 6 p.m. (624-9809)

Monday 13

Pharmacology Seminar

"Calcium Channels and Their Modulation in Frog Sympathetic Neurons,"

Stephen Jones, Case Western;

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

GSPH Colloquium

"Tuberculosis and the Challenge of the Ethics of Public Health,"

Ronald Bayer, Columbia;

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

Electrical Engineering Lecture

"Scalable High Speed Algorithms and Architectures for Some Image Processing Problems,"

Henry Chuang, computer science;

426 Benedum, 4-5 p.m. (624-8000)

Johnstown Film

"The Graduate";

Engineering & Science Bldg. aud., UPJ, 7 p.m. (814-269-2080)

Tuesday 14

CLAS Lecture

"The Current State of Research on Amazonian Languages in Brazil,"

Daniel Everett, linguistics; 3D10 FQ, noon-1 p.m.

History of Art and Architecture Colloquium

"Holley and Fritz: The Bessemer Building and the Drive for Efficiency in 19th Century Steel Production,"

Mark Brown;

203 Frick Fine Arts, noon-1 p.m.

Eat 'n' Meet Intercultural Bag Lunch

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

Asian Studies Lecture

"Economic Development & the Prospects for Democracy in 19th Century Japan,"

Richard Smethurst, history;

4E51 FQ, noon (648-7411)

Philosophy of Science Talk

"Styles of Scientific Thought,"

Jonathan Harwood, U. of Manchester and MIT;

817 R CL, 12:05 p.m.


Vs. Duquesne, Trees Field, noon

Council on Graduate Study Meeting

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

Faculty Assembly Meeting

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

Engineering Seminar


WPU, 4 p.m. (624-9809)

Chemistry Colloquium

"When Lenses Fail: Lenseless Optics and Its Applications,"

Aaron Lewis, Hebrew U./Jerusalem;

Chevron, Ashe Aud., 8 p.m. (624-8200)

Wednesday 15

Asian Studies Lecture

"Female Dancers & Male Audiences in Rural Java,"

Rene Lysloff, music;

4E51 FQ, noon (648-7411)

Staff Transfer Info Session

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

Research in Reproductive Physiology Lecture

"The hCG Molecule: The Tertiary Structure of hCG: Functional Considerations,"

William Moyle, Rutgers;

1495 BST, 1:30 p.m.

Chemistry Colloquium

"Imaging, Writing and Sensing Beyond the Diffraction Limit,"

Aaron Lewis, Hebrew U.;

Chevron, Ashe Aud., 1:30 p.m. (624-8200)

CIS Computers in Academia Lecture

"Computer Resources for Classroom Teachers,"

James Knapp, English;

LRDC 2nd fl. aud., 3:30-5 p.m. (624-6100)

Health Policy Institute & Health Administration Lecture

"Hospital Network Building: Survey of the Local Scene,"

Scott Becker, Butler Memorial Hosp.;

Loren Roth, UPMC; Andrew Thurman, Forbes Health System;

A115 GSPH, 4:30-6 p.m.

Thursday 16

Registration for Fall Term 1995-96

First two days reserved for seniors

Biostatistics Seminar

"A Meta-Analysis of Cancer Risk in U.S. Women Associated with Use of Oral Contraceptives,"

James Schlesselman;

A-115 GSPH, 3 p.m.

Chemistry Colloquium

"Solvent Effect on Solution Photophysics,"

Richard Moog, Franklin & Marshall College;

Chevron, Ashe Aud., 4 p.m. (624-8200)

History of Art and Architecture Lecture

"Despoiling the Egyptians in Reconquest Spain,"

Julie Harris;

202 Frick Fine Arts, 4 p.m.

Alumni Legislative Network Reception

107 CL, 5:30-7 p.m.

BDC Training Seminar

"Business Continuation: Protecting Your Future";

244 CL, 6:30 -9 p.m. (648-1528)

Social History Seminar

"Rethinking African-American Slavery,"

Ira Berlin, U. of Maryland;

Frick Fine Arts Aud., 7:30 p.m.

Classics Lecture

"Thera and Atlantis: The 'Big Bang' in Archaeology,"

Robert Stieglitz, Rutgers;

203 Frick Fine Arts, 8:15 p.m.


Johnstown Campus

"Into the Woods";

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, UPJ, March 3 & 4 8 p.m., matinee March 5, 3 p.m. (814-269-2080)


University Art Gallery

"Johannes Lebek: A German Master of the Woodcut,"

more than 80 woodcuts from 1930 through the 1970s by illustrator of Hans Christian Anderson's

"The Emperor's New Clothes";

through March 5; 104 Frick Fine Arts, Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m. (648-2400)

UP Gallery

Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido & Gary Mesa-Gaido Exhibition, 3-dimensional objects and mixed- and multi-media works; corner of Forbes & Bouquet, through March 10, noon-4 p.m. (648-2428)


Spring Term

Deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to dean's office: March 3.

Anxiety Disorders Conference

This annual conference will feature the latest news in research, clinical care and self-help, with presentations on anxiety disorders across the lifespan. Conference is April 6-9. Deadline for advance registration: March 6. (301-232-5484)

University Times Books and Journals by the Faculty Supplement

The deadline for submitting completed information forms is March 10. Forms should be returned to University Times, 308 Bellefield Hall, or faxed to 624-4579. Faculty who have not received an information form should call 624-1376.

Bradford Tax Preparation & Assistance

Business management students at the Bradford campus will provide free assistance in preparing federal, state and local tax forms on Thursdays and Saturdays through April 1, Conf. Rm. D in the Frame-Westerberg Commons Building. Thurs. 7-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (except March 11 and 18) (465-9020)

Neuropsychiatry Conference

Conference is designed for psychiatric, neurologic and rehabilitation physicians, psychologist and nurses from our geographical region. Holiday Inn at University Center, May 5, 8:15 a.m. Deadline for registration is April 14 (647-8265)

Ben Franklin Challenge Grant

Matching grants of up to $100,000 each are available through the Ben Franklin Challenge Grant Program. Projects will be considered that involve research and development leading to the commercialization of a product or process. Two-hour workshops will cover the "how-to's" of applying. The deadline for submitting an application is 4 p.m., April 21. Funding guidelines will be issued in mid-February. Funds will be made available beginning in September 1995. (681-1520)

Women's Studies Program

Fifteenth Annual Prize Competition for the best student research on women or gender issues and concerns. The competition is open to all students at the University. Total prizes of up to $750 will be awarded for the best graduate and undergraduate papers. Sponsoring deans: College of Arts & Sciences; Faculty of Arts & Sciences-Graduate Studies; College of General Studies; Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences; University Honors College; Schools of Education, Law, Social Work; School of Library & Information Science. Obtain a copy of the guidelines at 2632 CL. Deadline: Undergraduates (May 2, 1995); Graduates (May 9, 1995).

Ph.D. Defense


"The Dragon Finally Came: Industrial Capitalism, Radical Artisans and the Liberal Party in Columbia, 1910-1948," Gary Long, March 3, 3M51 FQ, 10 a.m.


"Glutamate-Induced Changes in Intracellular Calcium and Magnesium in Cortical Neurons in vitro: Relationship to Excitotoxicity," Sunita Rajdev; March 13, 1395 BST, 1 p.m.


"Discourses of Criollo Knowledge in Juan Jose de Eguiara y Eguren's Bibliotheca Mexicana and Rafael Landivar's Rustication Mexicana," Antony J. Higgins; March 14,1217B CL, 9:30 a.m.

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Thursday, March 16. It will contain events of March 16-30. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 p.m. March 9 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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