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September 25, 2003


Thursday 25


New Balance Athletic Shoe Event

“N is for Fit”; Schenley Quad, 10 am-2 pm (412/697-1333)

Asian Studies Lecture

“Reading Korean War Films Through the Lens of Veterans,” Minjung Kim; 2K56 Posvar, noon

Critical Care Medicine Lecture

“Pharmacotherapy,” Ramesh Venkataraman; 615 Scaife, noon

Endocrine Conference

“Experimental Radiosurgery With the Gamma Knife,” Ajay Niranjan; 1195 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Gene-Environment Interactions in Lung Cancer: Collaborative SPORE-EDRN Research Projects,” Jill Siegfried; A115 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

“A DNA Vaccine for the Treatment of AIDS,” Michael Murphey-Corb, molecular genetics & biochemistry; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

IA/Planned Giving Presentation

“Estate Planning With Significant Retirement Assets,” Timothy Prosser, TIAA-CREF; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon-1 pm

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Didactic Lecture

“Adaptive Equipment”; occupational therapy gym,  Montefiore, 1:30 pm

GSPH Biostatistics Seminar

“Probabilistic Modeling of Random Fluctuations in Molecules,” Harshinder Singh, WVU; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

“Simulations of Ice/Water & Lipid/Water Interfaces,” Jeffrey Madura, Duquesne; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Tracee Imai & Jessica Bluth; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

Science 2003 Klaus Hoffman Lecture

“Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Body Weight,” Jeffrey Friedman, Rockefeller U; 7th fl. Alumni, 4-5 pm

Pgh. Mind-Body Ctr. Lecture

“Impact of Depression on CVD With a View on Treatment,” Bruce Rollman; medicine/ psychiatry/health policy & management; social rm. Mellon Inst., 4-5 pm (4-4734)

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture

“Forces of Habit: Why We Make War on Some Drugs but Not On Others,” David Courtwright; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm


            Friday 26


FSDP Workshop

“Feedback Skills,” Katherine Loh; 342 Craig, 9-11 am

Greensburg Campus Smart Growth Conference

“Learn About Best Practice Community & Regional Planning,” keynote speaker: Neal Pierce; Ferguson, UPG, 9 am-4 pm (724/836-7048)

Endocrine Conference

“Issues in the Treatment of Osteoporosis: Effect on Different Types of Fracture, How Long to Treat,” Nelson Watts; 1195 BST, 9:30 am

Science 2003 Robert Levine Chemistry Lecture

‘The Inner Space of Molecules,” Julius Rebek, Scripps Research Inst.; Alumni, 11 am (4-1033)

Critical Care Medicine Lecture

“Renal Replacement,” Paul Palevsky; 615 Scaife, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Challenges of Complexity: Information & Computational Dynamics in Nature & Society,” Klaus Mainzer, U of Augsburg; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Public Health Satellite Broadcast

“Disease, Disaster & Detection: Partnering With Public Health Laboratories”; 211 Lawrence, 2-3 pm

Writers Café

M2 Thaw, 3-5 pm

Johnstown Campus Concert

Bering Strait; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 8 pm (814/269-1960)


            Saturday 27


International Week Sidewalk Chalk Mural Competition

Between Posvar & Hillman, 11 am

Johnstown Campus Homecoming Parade

Living/Learning Ctr., UPJ, 1 pm

Johnstown Campus Homecoming ‘Pitt-nic’ & Carnival

Campus Mall, UPJ, 2-6 pm

Johnstown Campus Homecoming Fireworks

Soccer field, UPJ, 8:30 pm


            Sunday 28


Heinz Chapel Concert

Robert Lord; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Compline Choir Choral Prayer Service

Russell Weismann; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm


            Monday 29


Critical Care Medicine Lecture

“Acid Base I,” John Kellum; 615 Scaife, noon

HA & A Lecture

“Cinema, Art Deco & Transnational Style in the 1920’s & 1930’s,” Lucy Fisher; 203 FFA, noon

International Week Lecture

“The Mulato & Cubanidad/El Mulato y la Cubanidad,” Shawn Wells; Latin American reading rm. Hillman, noon-1 pm

Classics Lecture

“Baleful Signs: Linear B, the Cypriote Syllabary & Homer,” Edwin Floyd; 139 CL, 3:30 pm

International Week Multimedia Showcase

G-17 CL, 4-6 pm

International Week Panel Discussion

“Understanding the Current Conflict in Africa”; lower lounge WPU, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Russell Memorial Lecture

“Signal Transduction in C. Elegans, Sexually Dimorphic Development & Behavior,” Paul Sternberg; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Lecture

Richard Rodriguez, essayist; 121 Lawrence, 8:30 pm

International Week Panel Discussion

“Issues Facing the World: A Debate From the United Nations Perspective”; 205 Lawrence, 8:30-10 pm


            Tuesday 30


PAACM Seminar

“CpG DNA-Mediated Immune Response in Pulmonary Endothelial Cells,” Song Li; 628NW Montefiore, 11:30 am

GSPH Dean’s Brown Bag Luncheon

“SARS,” Lee Harrison; 109 Parran, noon

Critical Care Medicine Lecture

“Acid Base II,” John Kellum; 615 Scaife, noon

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Dining Rm. A WPU, noon (also Oct. 7)

Neurobiology Seminar

“Mossy Fiber LTP & Synaptic Integration in CA3 Interneurons,” German Barrionuevo; 1495 BST, noon

Pharmacy Lecture

“Structure-Based Drug Design: Lessons Learned,” Donald Abraham; 456 Salk, noon

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion/Rand Seminar

“A Quality Improvement Project to Reduce the Incidence of Delirium Among Elderly Patients,” Fred Rubin; 1105 Scaife, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“An Epistemological History of Atomism,” Alan Chalmers, Flinders U; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

GSPH New Faculty Orientation

109 Parran, 3 pm

International Week Cricket Demonstration

CL lawn, 3-5 pm

UPCI Seminar

“Active Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma,” John Yu; rm. C Cooper Conf. Ctr., Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 3 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

“Nucleation, Clusters & Nanoparticles: From the Vapor Phase to Advanced Materials,” M. Samy El-Shall, VA Commonwealth U; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

GSPH Bioterrorism Lecture

“The National Strategy for Emergency Planning for Bioterrorism Response,” Jerome Hauer, HHS; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 4-5:30 pm (3-7475)

International Week Film

“We Are All Neighbors”; Assembly    Rm.    WPU,   4- 5:30 pm

International Week Presentation

“World on a Budget”; lower lounge WPU, 7-8:30 pm

International Week Film

“Kandahar”; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 7:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Concert

Gaelic Storm; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 8 pm (814/269-1960)

Music on the Edge Concert

Alan Feinberg, piano; FFA aud., 8 pm (tickets: 4-4125)




            Wednesday 1


FSDP Workshop

“FMLA,” Carol Mohamed; 342 Craig 10 am-noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Family Farms & Farm Families: The Social Consequences of Government Policy on Agricultural Development in Mizusawa, Japan,” L. Keith Brown; 2K56 Posvar, noon

International Week Lecture

“Narratives of Persecution in Gender-Based Asylum Claims,” Connie Oxford; 2E30 Posvar, noon

International Week Panel Discussion

“The International Internship Experience”; 3J12 Posvar, noon

International Week Performance

Steel Impressions; Towers lobby, noon-1 pm

Pathology Seminar

“Stabilization of Tumor Vasculature by Angiopoietin-1 Leads to Inhibition of Breast Cancer Xenograft Tumor Growth,” Luyuan Li; 1104 Scaife, noon

Renal Research Seminar

“Actin-Associated Scaffolding Molecules in Vertebrate Development & Epithelial Biology,” Jeffrey Hildebrand; F1145 Presby, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 (also Oct. 8)

University Art Gallery Presentation

“Audubon & the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy,” W. PA Conservancy; Univ. Art Gallery FFA, noon

FSDP Workshop

“Time & Attendance Record Keeping,” Bill Brenneisen & Warren McCoy; 342 Craig, 1-3 pm

World Federalist Assn./UCIS Global Issues Lecture

“A Partnership to Save Lives: Hospitals, Health Care Suppliers & Global Links,” Kathleen Hower, Global Links; 2M/2P56 Posvar, 1 pm (4-2918)

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Regulation of Tight Junction Assembly & Paracellular Charge Selectivity,” James Anderson; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

REES Dinner/Dance Performance

Eddie’s, 5-7 pm

International Week Talk

“An Analytical View of Prophethood”; 542 WPU, 5:30 pm

International Week Film

“Real Women Have Curves,” 120 Lawrence, 7:30-9:30 pm

International Week Panel Discussion

“Diversity Dialogues: International Sisterhood”; lower lounge WPU, 7:30-9 pm

International Week Film

“Mondays in the Sun”; Assembly Rm. WPU, 8:30 pm


            Thursday 2


Medical Grand Rounds

“Pharmacotherapy in Rheumatic Disease,” Terence Starz; west wing aud. Shadyside, 8 am

FSDP Workshop

“Financial Record Services,” Kevin Starke, Matthew Smith &  Rita  Gossett;  342  Craig,  9:30-11:30 am

International Week Lecture

“Current Issues in U.S. Foreign Policy: What Are Our Objectives Now?” Dan Simpson, Post-Gazette; 2K56 Posvar, 11 am

Critical Care Medicine Lecture

“Hypo/Hypernatremia,” John Kellum; 615 Scaife, noon

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Reconciling Scientific & Social Aspects of Literacy in Medical Genetics,” Claudia Petruccio, anthropology; 2nd fl. aud. WPIC, noon-1 pm

Endocrine Conference

“Use of Proteomics in Understanding Spirochete Adaptation to Environmental Signals in Lyme Disease,” James Carroll; 1195 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“User Acceptance & Adoption of a Clinical Reminder System in Ambulatory Care: A Developmental Trajectory Approach,” Rema Padman; A115 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

“Envelope Glycosylation as a Determinate of HIV-1 Antigenicity & Immunogenicity,” Ronald Montelaro; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

FSDP Workshop

“Project Management,” Samuel Conte; 342 Craig, 1-4 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

“Communicating Chemistry through Visualization: Computer-Aided Chemistry Experiments for Teaching Chemistry & Biochemistry,” George Purvis, Fujitsu America Inc.,  2:30 pm; “Radical-Based Modulation of Biomolecular Structure & Function,” Debbie Mohler, Emory; 4 pm, Ashe Aud. Chevron

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Basaltic Glaciovolcanism in the Langjokuli Area of SW Iceland,” Ian Skilling; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

International Week Amizade Global Service-Learning Celebration

Assembly Rm. WPU, 4-6 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

“The Blood of Race,” Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, GW; 151 CL, 4:30 pm

International Week Career Counseling

“Q & A Peace Corps: The Toughest Job You Will Ever Love”; Dining Rm. A WPU, 6-7 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1105 Scaife, 6 pm (also Oct. 9)

International Week Film Screening

“Africa: A Voyage of Discovery With Basil Davidson”; Assembly Rm. WPU, 8-9:30 pm


            Friday 3


FSDP Workshop

“Protecting Intellectual Property (Patents & Copyrights),” Christopher Capelli, Carolyn Weber & Dan Bates; 342 Craig, 9-11 am

Film Studies Lecture

“The Titanic Haircut,” Barbara Klinger, IN U-Bloomington; 501 CL, 11 am

Critical Care Medicine Lecture

“Potassium,” Paul Palevsky; 615 Scaife, noon

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar

“Limb Development in Flies: Gene Regulation by Morphogen Gradients,” Gerard Campbell; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, noon

International Week Latin American & Caribbean Festival

WPU, 2 pm-midnight

International Week Scottish Games

CL lawn, 2-3 pm

Neurology Seminar

“Reward-Related Processing & the Caudate Nucleus,” Julie Fiez; 1105 Scaife, 3 pm

Psychology Lecture

“Probing the Affective & Cognitive Effects of Alcohol,” Alan Lang, FSU; Martin Colloquium Ctr., Sennott, 3 pm

Allegheny Observatory Open House

Allegheny Observatory, 7-10 pm (reservations: 412/321-2400)

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“Gulliver & Japan: the Limits of the Postcolonial Past,” Robert Markley, U of IL; Ferguson, UPG, 8 pm


            Saturday 4


Bradford Campus Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Sports & Fitness Ctr., UPB, 9 am

SAC American Heart Walk

Heinz Field, 10 am-noon (4-4236)


“Fallingwater Rising,” Franklin Toker, HH&A; the Carnegie Music Hall, 2 pm

Bradford Campus Friends of Hanley Library Book Sale

Hanley Library, UPB, 11 am-3 pm

Bradford Campus Alumni Dinner

Commons, UPB, 6:30-9 pm


            Sunday 5


Compline Choir Choral Prayer Service

Douglas Brown; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm


            Monday 6


Ctr. for Research in Chronic Disorders Presentation

“Mediators of Physical Activity: How Do Our Interventions Work?” Glenn Brassington; 129 Victoria, noon

Critical Care Medicine Lecture

“Supraventricular Arrhythmias,” Leonard Ganz; 615 Scaife, noon

Senate Plant Utilization & Planning Meeting

240 Benedum, 2-4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Beyond Floricentrism: The Pollination Function of Inflorescences,” Lawrence Harder; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm


            Tuesday 7


Molecular Medicine Seminar

“Isolation & Characterization of a Population of Muscle Derived Stem Cells: Potential for Tissue Regeneration,” Johnny Huard; 1100 Rangos, 11:30 am

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion/Rand Seminar

“Research Integrity Issue,” David Barnard; 1105 Scaife, noon

Critical Care Medicine Conference

“Repetitive Pain & Ketamine Angalgsia: Neurotoxic or Neuroprotective?” K.S. Anand; S100A BST, 1 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

UPCI Seminar

“Checkpoint Responses & Repair of a Broken Chromosome: Connections to Cancer,” James Haber, Brandeis; rm. C Cooper Conf. Ctr., Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 3 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

“Nucleation, Clusters & Nanoparticles: From the Vapor Phase to Advanced Materials,” M. Samy El-Shall, VA Commonwealth U; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Lecture

“Late Holocene Paleoclimate Analysis Using Lake Core From the Hovsgol Aimag of Northern Mongolia,” Kevin Robinson; 113 SRCC, 4 pm


            Wednesday 8


Johnstown Campus Marketing Conference

“Winning in Westmoreland: How Can Regional Marketing Benefit Your Business,” Bill Flanagan, KDKA TV; Smith, UPJ, 8-11:30 am (reservations: 724/836-7497)

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds

“Of Needles, Tubes & Prematurity: What Happens When Babies Grow Up?” K.S. Anand; 1104 Scaife, noon

Ctr. for Research in Chronic Disorders Lecture

“Mediators of Physical Activity: How Do Our Interventions Work,” Glenn Brassington, Stanford; 129 Victoria, noon-1:30 pm (4-5650)

University Art Gallery Presentation

“Audubon & the Music of Birdsong,” Deane Root, music; Univ. Art Gallery FFA, noon

SAC Meeting

2M/2P56 Posvar, 12:15-2 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Hepatocyte Growth Factor Modulates Growth & Function of the Pancreatic Beta Cell: A Candidate for Improving Islet Transplant,” Adolfo Garcia-Ocana; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

Univ. Chamber Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (tickets: 4-4125)


            Thursday 9


Pediatric Surgery Lecture

“Wilms’ Tumor & Renal Tumors,” Evan Nadler; 4A496 Children’s, 8 am

Environmental Health & Safety Training

“Chemical Hygiene & Formaldehyde Safety Training”; 1175 Benedum, 9-10:30 am

FSDP Workshop

“The Golden Rule: Do You Use It?”  Flo  VanCara;  342  Craig,  9-10:30 am

Asian Studies Lecture

“Gendered Differences in Mortuary Practices & Changing Status of Noble Women in the Jin State From the 10th to the 8th Centuries BCE,” Ying Yong; 2M56 Posvar, noon

Endocrine Conference

“Functions & Mechanisms of the Ubiquitin-Dependent N-end Rule Pathway,” Yong Tae Kwon; 1195 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Prevention  Is the Key to Successful Aging,” Lewis Kuller; A115 Crabtree, noon

GSPH Biostatistics Seminar

Christopher Genovese, CMU; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

“Diffusion-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Biological Cells,” Charles Pennington, OSU; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Pgh. Mind-Body Lecture

“Attachment in Bereavement: Continuing vs. Relinquishing Bonds,” Margaret Stroebe, Utrecht U; Social Rm. Mellon Inst., 4-5 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“SV40: An Emerging Human Pathogen,” Janet Butel; A224 Langley, 4:15 pm

Kuntu Repertory Theatre Poetry Slam

FFA Aud., 7-10 pm (pre-register: 4-7298)

University Art Gallery Presentation

“The Birds of America: A Conservation Challenge,” Don Etherington & Michael Lee, Etherington Conservation Ctr.; Univ. Art Gallery FFA, 7 pm


            Ph.D. Defenses


Education/Health, Physical & Recreation Education

“The Relationship Between Physical Activity & Self-Esteem in Arab-American Students,” Abed Albasit Abed Al-Hafiz; Sept. 25, 5F51 Posvar, 10:30 am

SIS/Information Science & Telecommunications

“Design of Survivable Wireless Access Networks,” Chalermpol Charnsripinyo; Sept. 26, 503 IS, 1:30-4 pm


“Essays in Structural Econometrics,” George Gayle; Oct. 1, 4P51 Posvar, 10 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“Functional Studies of the Human Brain Insulin Receptor,” Douglas Green; Oct. 2, 1105 Scaife, 1 pm

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology

“Intracytoplasmic Determinants of HIV-1 Envelope Function & Antigenicity: A Tale About the Tail,” Vandana Kalia; Oct. 6, 1295 BST, 10:30 am




International Week Performance

“No-to: Memory Fades”; Sept. 28, 2 pm, Charity Randall Theatre

Theatre Arts Event

Attack Theatre & Nibroll; through Sept. 28, F & Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Charity Randall Theatre (tickets: 4-7529)

Theatre Arts Production

“The Dark Night Cabaret”; Sept. 29, 8 pm, Studio Theatre CL (412/683-4667)

Titusville Campus Theatre

“The Have Nots!”; Oct. 2, Boomer’s, UPT, 7:30 pm

Bradford Campus Theatre

“The Tempest”; Oct. 3 & 4, 7:30 pm, Oct. 5, 2 pm, Little Theatre, UPB

Repertory Theatre Production

“Everything in the Garden,” by Edward Albee; Oct. 8-19, Wed.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Charity Randall Theatre (tickets: 4-7529)




Barco Law Library

“Passages: Pinhole to Digital,” photographs by John Fobes; through    Oct.    27,    M-Th   7:30-mid., F  7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-midnight (4-1376)

University Art Gallery

“Taking Flight: Selected Prints From John James Audubon’s Birds of America”; Univ. Art Gallery FFA, through Dec. 5, M-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm; opening reception  Sept. 25, 5-7 pm (8-2423)




Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award

Nominations due Oct. 6 to 826 CL.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Nominations due Oct. 6 to G33 CL.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award

Nominations due Oct. 20 to 826 CL.


Event Deadline


The next issue of the University Times calendar  will contain events of Oct. 9-23. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Oct. 2 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to


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