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October 9, 2003


            Thursday 9


Pediatric Surgery Lecture

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

Environmental Health & Safety

“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

EOH Seminar

“Oncogene Mutations & DNA Repair Polymorphisms in Lung Cancer,” Phouthone Keohavong; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, noon-1 pm

Epidemiology Seminar

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

Immunology Seminar

“New Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Escape From Immune Recognition,” Michael Shurin, UPMC; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Pitt Press Book Signing

“Where the Evidence Leads: An Autobiography,” Dick Thornburgh; Jay’s Book Stall, 3 pm (412/683-2644)

Biostatistics Seminar

“New Approaches to False Discovery Control in Multiple Testing With Applications to Neuroimaging,” 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



            Friday 10


Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

“Alternate Therapies for Glaucoma,” Lisa Gamell; S100A BST, 7 am

HPI Governance Briefing

“The Board’s Role in Organizational Success,” David Hunter, The Hunter Group; Univ. Club, 8-9:30 am

FSDP Workshop

“The Joy of Stress,” Sandra Caffo; 342 Craig, 10-11:30 am

Psychiatry Lecture

“Sustained Affective Reactivity in Depression: Physiological, fMRI & Clinical Correlates,” Greg Siegle; WPIC aud., 11 am

Human Genetics

“Automated Interpretations of Forensic DNA Evidence,” Mark Perlin; A115 Crabtree, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

“Cdc25 Phosphatase: Catalytic Mechanism & Small Molecule Inhibition of an Important Regulator of the Eukaryotic Cell Cycle,” Johannes Rudolph, Duke; 1395 BST, noon

GSPIA Kabak Conference

Victoria, 12:30-7:45 pm (Oct. 11, 8:30 am-6 pm, 4-4148)

Anthropology Lecture

Presented in Spanish: “Excavando lo Desconocido: Arqueologia de la Poblacacion Afro-Argentina,” Daniel Schavelzon, U of Buenos Aires; 3D10 Posvar, 3 pm

Psychology Colloquium

“Obesity as Fate: On the Cognitive Regulation of Eating,” Wolfgang Stroebe, Utecht; Martin Colloquium Ctr. Sennott, 3 pm

Writers Café

M2 Thaw, 3-5 pm

Communication Science & Disorders Jack Matthews-Herbert Rubin Lecture/Reception

“The Michigan Project on African American Language (MPAL): Examining the Impact of Dialectal Variation on Academic & Clinical Performance,” Julie Washington, U of MI; 4060 Forbes Tower, 4-5:45 pm (3-6542)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“As Close to Mars as You Can Get,” Nick Lancaster, Dept. of Research  Inst.,  11  Thaw,  4-4:50 pm


            Saturday 11

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Grantspersonship”; lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 9 am-4:30 pm (412/578-3716)

            Sunday 12

Heinz Chapel Choir Fall Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Compline Choir Choral Prayer Service

Jeffrey Abbott; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm



            Monday 13


Critical Care Medicine Lecture

“Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species: Activators of Protection or Mediators of Damage?” Paul Schumacker; 1105 Scaife, noon

HA & A Lecture

“August Welby Pugin Goes to Bethelehem,” Derek Churchill; 203 FFA, noon

Senate Community Relations Committee Meeting

United Cerebral Palsy Bldg., Centre Ave. & N. Neville, noon-1:30 pm

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Literacy Research Forum Lecture

“Lost & Found in the Archives,” Jean Ferguson Carr & Stephen Carr; 501 CL, 3-5 pm

Ctr. on Race & Social Problems/Social Work Lecture

“The Coming White Minority,” Joe Feagin, U of FL; WPU Ballrm., 3 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“The Evolution of Cooperation & Conflict: Insights From Experimental Bacterial Populations,” Paul Rainey; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Drue Heinz Lecture

Scott Turow; Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm (tickets: 412/622-8866)

Chemistry Bayer Lecture

“Breeding Molecules to Spy on Cells,” Roger Tsien, UC San Diego; 12 Chevron, 8 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Lecture

Anahita Firouz, novelist, & Katherine Russell Rich, essayist; 125 FFA, 8:30 pm



            Tuesday 14


Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science Grand Rounds

“Withholding & Withdrawing Life Support in Critically Ill Patients,” David Crippen; zero level aud. Magee, 7:30 am

FSDP Workshop

“Fundamentals of Grant Management,” Caroline Correa & Art Luba; Dining Rm. A WPU, 9 am-noon

Critical Care Fellows Lecture

“Cardiac Bypass Surgery,” Arthur Boujoukos; 615 Scaife, noon

GSPH Dean’s Luncheon

“Research on Health Issues & Sexual Orientation,” Tony Silvestre & Nina Markovic; 109 Parran, noon

Epidemiology & Public Health Presentation

“Genetic Determinants of Smoking Behavior,” Mindi Styn; 224 Parran, noon

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Dining Rm. A WPU, noon (also Oct. 21)

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

“Health Disparities Policy Issues,” Nicole Lurie; 1105 Scaife, noon

Chemistry Bayer Lecture

“Hybrid Organic/Inorganic/Genetic Approaches to Study Protein & RNA Sociology,” Roger Tsien, UC San Diego; 12 Chevron, 2:30 pm

GSPH Educational Policies & Curriculum Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 3 pm

UPCI Seminar

“The Role of Lymphoid Microenvironment in Tumor Immunity,” Yang-Xin Fu; Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., 3 pm

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Seminar

“A Nuclear Apoptotic Pathway Activated by DNA Damage & Tumor Necrosis Factor,” Jean Wang; S123 BST, 3:30 pm

GSPH Council Meeting

109 Parran, 4 pm

Limbach Entrepreneurial Ctr. Lecture

“Anti-Idiotype Antibody Vaccine: From Mouse to Man,” Kenneth Foon, UPCI; 2nd fl. rm. C UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 5 pm (412/623-3207)


Bennett Lerner, piano; FFA aud., 8 pm



            Wednesday 15


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Grand Rounds

“Stroke & Depression: Is It Time for Prevention?” Ellen Whyte; 1105 Scaife, 7 am

Clinical Oncology Grand Rounds

“Oncologic Management of Prostate Cancer After Surgery,” Joel Nelson; 2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am

Pitt Book Ctr. Book Signing

“Fallingwater Rising,” Franklin Toker, art history; Book Ctr., noon (8-1453)

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 (also Oct. 22)

University Art Gallery Presentation

“Audubon & the Art of Bird Watching,” Anthony Bledsoe, biological sciences; Univ. Art Gallery FFA, noon

Heinz Chapel Recital

Matt Walter; Heinz Chapel, 1 pm (4-4157)

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Dissection of Leptin Effects on Appetite & Neuroendocrine Function: The Central Role of NPY,” Lain Clarke; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

Health Policy & Management Lecture

“Empowered Consumers in a Changing Health System: Myth or Reality?” J. Lee Hargraves, Ctr. for Studying Health System Change; A115 Crabtree, 4-5:30 pm


            Thursday 16


Katz Conference

“Customer Growth at the Speed of Light: Finding & Keeping Customers With the Right Leadership, Strategy & Culture,” keynote speaker Paul Greenberg; Univ. Club, 8 am-5 pm

Environmental Health & Safety Seminar

“Dangerous Goods Shipping Training”; 1175 Benedum, 9-11 am

Vanguard One-on-One Investing Sessions

200B Craig, 9 am-4:30 pm (also Oct. 17, 800/662-0106)

FSDP Workshop

“Payroll Processing at Pitt,” William Andrews; 342 Craig, 10 am-3 pm (also Oct. 17, Joseph Cullen)

Office of Clinical Research Information Session

“NIH Loan Repayment Program, Application Deadline Dec. 31, 2003, A Question & Answer Session,” Clifford Schold; lecture rm. 3 Scaife, 11 am-noon (8-2332)

Asian Studies Lecture

“Globalization & the Decline of Social Spending in India,” Nita Rudra, GSPIA; 2K56 Posvar, noon

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Ethical Issues in Behavioral & Psychiatric Genetics: Implications for Freedom & Equality,” Kenneth Schaffner, George Washington; 2nd fl. aud. WPIC, noon-1 pm

Critical Care Fellows Lecture

“CT Transplantation,” Dan Martich; 615 Scaife, noon

Endocrine Conference

“Pancreatic Hedgehog Signaling During Development & Disease,” Matthias Hebrok; 1195 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Lupus Center Research Program,” Susan Manzi; A115 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

“Tryptophan Catabolism & Immune Tolerance,” Andrew Mellor, Medical College of GA; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Performing Arts of India Indian Classical Music Convocation

Ken Zuckerman & Anindo Chatterjee; Kresge Theater, College of Fine Arts, CMU, noon (412/268-2372)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Martian Interior Layered Deposits & Icelandic Sub-Ice Volcanoes: Observations & Interpretations of Similar Geomorphic Characteristics,” Mary Chapman, USGS Flagstaff; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

Studio Arts Lecture

“Language & Meaning: Lost & Found,” Xu Bing; FFA aud., 5 pm (8-2430)

Film Colloquium

“Monty Python’s Flying Circus & Unholy Television,” Marcia Landy, English & film studies; 2P56 Posvar, 5:30 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1105 Scaife, 6 pm (also Oct. 23)

UPMC Cancer Ctrs. Breast Cancer Presentation

“A Reason to Hope: New Advances in the Treatment of Breast Cancer,” Barry Lebbersky & Dana Farengo-Clark; Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., 6:30-8 pm (register: 412/623-3651)

Greensburg Campus St. Clair Lecture

“A Keystone of America’s Industrial Greatness: The Coke Industry of the Connellsville Area,” Kenneth Warren, Oxford; Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/836-9942)



            Friday 17


Ophthalmology Grand Rounds

“Therapeutic Options in the Management of Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment,” Stephen Schwartz; S120 BST, 7 am

Psychiatry Lecture

“Venues for Treatment of Maternal Depression,” Sarah Horwitz; 2nd fl. aud. WPIC, 11 am

Pharmacology Seminar

“Why Chili Isn’t Chilly. In Search of Different Flavors of Hot,” Peter Blumberg, NCI; 1395 BST, noon

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“A New Use for an Old Drug,” Emily Grum; 628NW Montefiore, noon

Chemistry Lecture

“Water in Confinement: Probing Dynamics of Water in Confined Environments,” Nancy Levinger, CO State; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Allegheny Observatory Lecture

“The Discovery of Quasars,” Cyril Hazard; Allegheny Observatory, 7:30 pm (412/321-2400)

Choice Cuts Reading

David Walton, English; Slaughterhouse Gallery & Studio, Lawrenceville, 7:30 pm (412/687-73110)

            Sunday 19

Performing Arts of India Classical Music of India Concert

Ken Zuckerman & Anindo Chatterjee; FFA aud., 7 pm (4-4125)



            Monday 20


Critical Care Lecture

“Thoratic Bypass Surgery,” Arthur Boujoukos; 615 Scaife, noon

HA & A Lecture

“Christian Mayr, Richard Caton Woodville & Self-Promotion,” Karla Huebner; 203 FFA, noon

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Careers in Science Journalism,” Byron Spice, Post-Gazette; S121 BST, noon-1:30 pm

Biological Sciences Lecture

“Structural Studies of Lung Surfactants: An Analysis of Surfactant Failure in Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome,” Heidi Warriner; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Performing Arts of India Lecture

“Melody & Rhythm in Indian Classical Music,” Ken Zuckerman & Anindo Chatterjee; 132 Music, noon-1 pm (4-4184)

FFA aud., 7 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Insulin-Enhancing Vanadium Compounds,” Christopher Orvig, U of BC; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 8 pm

Compline Choir Choral Prayer Service

Cynthia Pock; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm



            Tuesday 21


Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds

“What’s Wrong With This Picture? Avoiding Laparoscopic Complications,” William Parker; zero level aud. Magee, 7:30 am

Molecular Medicine Seminar

“Functions & Mechanisms of the Ubiquitin-Dependent N-end Rule Pathway,” Yong Tae Kwon; 1100 Rangos, 11:30 am

Asian Studies Lecture

“Muslim Women & Divorce in Contemporary India,” Sylvia Vatuk, U of IL; 4E38 Posvar, noon (8-7367)

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

“Quality of Care for Persons With Disabilities,” Lisa Iezonni; 1105 Scaife, noon

Senate Educational Policies Committee Meeting

109 Parran, noon-1 pm (4-1599)

Wellness Program Seminar

“Getting Started With Exercise”; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon-1 pm (8-8251)

H.J. Heinz Co. Foundation Lecture

“Address on the Pursuit of Increased Cooperation Between the United Nations & the United States & Other Member States in Furtherance of Global Security & Development,” Kofi Annan, U.N. Secretary-General; Soldiers & Sailors, 2:30 pm (by invitation only)

GSPH Planning & Budget Policies Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 3 pm

UPCI Seminar

“UV-DDB, My Favorite Molecule,” Vesna Rapic-Otrin; Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., 3 pm

Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences/Public Health Preparedness Bioterrorism Lecture

“Biodefense Research Ap-proaches for the Protection of Troops & Civilians,” Lester Martinez-Lopez, Army Medical Research & Material Command;  lecture  rm.  6  Scaife, 4-5:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Performing Arts of India Classical Music of India Concert

Ken Zuckerman & Anindo Chatterjee; Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/836-9895)



            Wednesday 22


Oncology Grand Rounds

“Status of Adjuvant Therapy for Colorectal Cancer,” Robert Mayer; 2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am

Renal Research Seminar

“Emerging Roles of Arginases in Health & Disease,” Sidney Morris; F1145 Presby, noon

University Art Gallery Presentation

“Capturing Audubon’s Birds: The Art of Conservation Framing,” Joy Borelli-Edwards & Renie Pollock; Univ. Art Gallery FFA, noon

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Lecture

“Radiation,” Michael Kuniak; A719 Crabtree, 2:30 pm



            Thursday 23 


  • Homecoming weekend begins. See details at end of calendar.


  • Spring term registration begins; first two days reserved for seniors.


Inst. for Entrepreneurial Excellence Workshop

“Idea Engineering: Pathways to Commercialization”; 2K56 Posvar, 8 am

FSDP Workshop

“The Winds of Change,” Linda Neuenschwander;  342  Craig  9-10:30 am

Bradford Campus Spectrum Series

Marge   Piercy;   Univ.   Rm. Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB,  11:30 am

Asian Studies Lecture

“Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness in Japan,” Ken Vickery, anthropology; 2K56 Posvar, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“The Center for Injury Research & Control,” Hank Weiss; A115 Crabtree, noon

Pitt Press Book Signing

“Where the  Evidence Leads: An Autobiography,” Dick Thornburgh; Book Ctr., noon (8-1455)

Chemistry Lecture

“Novel Reactions & Structures for Peptidomimetic Drug Design,” Murray Goodman, UC San Diego; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

Jong-Hyeon Jeong; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

English Lecture

“The Word We Cannot Say, but Must,” Richard Miller, Rutgers; 501 CL, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“The Use of environmental Magnetism as a Paleoclimate,” John Peck, U of Akron; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

Pgh. Mind-Body Lecture

“Sweet & Low: The Relationship Between Diabetes & Depression,” Dominique Musselman, Emory; WPIC aud. Thomas Detre, 4-5 pm



            Ph.D. Defenses



“Nitric Oxide-Mediated Regulation of Ryanodine Receptor,” Eunji Cheong; Oct. 13, 750 Benedum, 10 am

A&S/Intelligent Systems

“Context-Based EEG Interpretation Using Hidden Markov

Models & Bayesian Networks,” Gil Citro, Oct. 14, 6329 Sennott, 10 am-noon

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Aspects of Host Culture Students Learn During Service Learning,” Monica Pagano; Oct. 22, 5S56 Posvar, 10:30 am





Pitt Repertory Theatre Production

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

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“She’ll Find Her Way Home,” by Valetta Anderson, Southeast Playwrights Project; Oct. 16-Nov. 1, Th-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Alumni (4-7298)

Johnstown Campus Production

“The Music Man”; Oct. 19, 7 pm, Pasquerilla, UPJ (800/846-2787)

Titusville Campus Theatre

“I Bet Your Life,” by Fred Carmichael; Oct. 23-25, 7:30 pm, Haskell Aud., UPT, 7:30 pm





Arab Cultural Organization Exhibit

“Mind, Body & Soul of Palestine Photography,” Andrew Courtney, Luke Powell & Steve Sabella; opening reception Oct. 11, 6:30 pm; Kimbo Art Gallery WPU, M-Th 10 am-6 pm, F 10 am-5 pm, Sat. noon-5 pm (412/614-0264)

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 (8-2423)





Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award

Nominations due Oct. 20 to 826 CL.


            Events Deadline


The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Oct. 23. It will contain events of Oct. 23-Nov. 6. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Oct. 16 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to





Thursday, Oct. 23

Alumni Career Networking Event

“Pathway to Professions”; Alumni, 5-7:30 pm (800/258-7488)

’50s Alumni Dinner

Univ. Club, 6 pm



Friday, Oct. 24


Alumni Ctr. Open House

Alumni, noon-5 pm

Katz 51+ Luncheon

PAA, noon (8-1654)

Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting

Holiday Inn Select, 2-4:30 pm (800/258-7488)

Informal Tours of Stephen Foster Memorial, Charity Randall Theatre & Henry Heymann Theatre

Stephen Foster Memorial Lobby, 3-5 pm

Education Masoner Lecture

“Rebuilding Iraq”; FFA Aud., 4-6 pm

Freshman Family Weekend Welcome & Check-In

Main lobby Towers, 4-10 pm

WPTS/WPGH Alumni Reception

411 WPU, 6-8:30 pm

AAAC Dinner

Wyndham Garden Hotel, 6 pm (800/258-7488)

Varsity Letter Club Dinner

Alumni, 6 pm (8-1085)

Engineering Reunion Gala

PAA, 6:15 pm (4-9813)

Pharmacy 125th Anniversary Party

402 Salk, 6:30 pm

Fireworks & Laser Show

Bigelow, 9 pm (8-7900)

Extravaganza & Student Trade Show

WPU, 9:30 pm (8-7900)



Saturday, Oct. 25

GSPIA Donuts & Coffee

3J12 Posvar, 9-11 am (8-2204)

Engineering Breakfast

Benedum, 9-11 am (4-9813)

Honors College Open House

35th & 36th fl. CL, 9-11 am (4-6880)

AAAC Rhythm & Blues Gateway Clipper Cruise

Southside, 7:30 pm (800/258-7900)



Sunday, Oct. 26


AAAC Ecumenical Chapel Service

WPU, 10 am (800/258-7488)

Charity Randall & Henry Heymann Theatre Tours

Stephen Foster Memorial, 11 am, 11:30 am & noon

Stephen Foster Memorial Self Guided Tours

Stephen Foster Memorial, 11 am-3 pm

Charity Randall Open Rehearsal

“Mother Courage & Her Children,” Bertolt Brecht; Charity Randall, 1-2:20 pm



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