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November 20, 2003



Opus One performs Dec. 1 at the Carnegie Music Hall

Opus One performs Dec. 1 at the Carnegie Music Hall

       Thursday 20

Asian Studies Career Luncheon
S121 BST, noon (412/578-3716)

Asian Studies Lecture
“Internet Control in China,” Sha Zhao, Urban Development Authority; 2K56 Posvar, noon

Endocrine Conference
“Gene Expression in Human Diabetes: Potential Role of PGC1 in Skeletal Muscle,” Mary Elizabeth Patti; 1195 BST, noon

EOH Seminar
“In Silico Health Risk Assessment: A New Paradigm From Lab Bench to Health Policy, a 20 Year Uncharted Journey to the Future,” Herbert Rosenkranz, FL Atlantic U; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, noon-1 pm

Epidemiology Seminar
“Ctr. for Research on Health Care & Ctr. for Health Equity Research,” Michael Fine; A115 Crabtree, noon-1:25 pm

Immunology Seminar
“Introduction of Th1 Immunity in Tuberculosis,” Padimini Salgame, Temple; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Renal Grand Rounds
“Crosstalk Between ARF & Rho Family GTPasses in Epithelial Cell Motility,” James Casanova; F1145 Presby, noon-1 pm

Wellness Program Seminar
“Weight Management for the Holidays & Proper Attire for Outdoor Activity,” Leslie Bonci & Kyle Norris; Ballrm. WPU, noon (8-8251)

Critical Care Medicine Lecture
“Learning the Skills to Be an Effective Teacher,” Paul Rogers; 615 Scaife, 12:15-1:15 pm

Titusville Campus Luncheon
“Principles of Transactional Analysis: Identifying the Parent, Child & Adult in Yourself & Others,” Erica Altomare, psychology; G2 Broadhurst, UPT, 12:15-12:45 pm (814/827-4429)

SIS/ULS Digital Library Colloquium
“Accessing Information From Digital Video Libraries,” Alan Smeaton, Dublin City U; 403 IS, 12:20-1:20 pm (

Chemistry Lecture
“New Alkyl Azide & Ring Expansion Chemistry,” Jeff Aube, U of KS, 2:30 pm; “Vibrational Dynamics in Porphyrins,” Cather Simpson, Case Western Reserve; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Biostatistics Seminar
Joyce Chang; A115 Crabtree, 3:30-5 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium
“Tectonics, Climate Change & Lithospheric Structure: Controls of Neogene Magmatism in Northwestern British Columbia,” Ben Edwards, Dickinson College; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

Toastmasters Meeting
1105 Scaife, 6 pm (also Dec. 4)

University Art Gallery Presentation
“Printing Etchings & Engravings,” Tom Norulak; Univ. Art Gallery FFA, 7 pm (8-2423)

Women’s Studies Lecture
Anne Brodsky, U of MD; FFA aud., 7 pm

William Pitt Debating Union Debate
“Should Abstinence-Only Sex Education Be Taught in Primary & Secondary School Health Curricula?”; Parran aud., 7-9 pm (4-8531)

PPC Lecture
Torie Clarke; Assembly Rm. WPU, 8:30 pm (4-9101)

            Friday 21

FSDP Workshop
“Beating the Holiday Blues,” Mary  Heath;  342  Craig,  9- 10:30 am

Internal Medicine Conference
“Effectiveness of Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine on Older Adults,” John Lopez; 933W Montefiore, 9 am

Rheumatology Grand Rounds
“Macrophage Activation Syndrome,” Alexei Grom; S712 BST, 9:15 am

Pedagogy & Difference Committee Panel Discussion
“Gender, Feminism, the Text, the Student, the Instructor,” Kathryn Flannery, Stacey Waite & Neepa Majumdar; 501 CL, noon (4-6555)

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar
“Role of the Urothelium in Intercellular Signaling,” Lori Ann Birder; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, noon

GSPIA Open House
“Master of Public Administration”; 3J12 Posvar, 1-3 pm

UHC Lecture
“Screen Stardom & Style: Greta Garbo as Art Deco Icon,” Lucy Fisher, film studies; 3500 CL, 2 pm

Writer’s Café
M2 Thaw, 3-5 pm

Classics/Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Hellenistic Philosophers on the Phenomenon of Changing Color,” Katerina Ierodiakonou, National Technical U of Athens; 151 CL, 3:30 pm

            Saturday 22

Men’s Basketball
Vs. St. Francis; Petersen, 7 pm

            Sunday 23

Heinz Chapel Organ Concert
Stephen Tharp; Heinz Chapel, 4 pm (4-4157)

Compline Choir Choral Prayer Service
James Burns; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

            Monday 24

HA & A Colloquium
“Art & Life: A Report From the Havana Biennial of November 2003,” Terry Smith; 203 FFA, noon (8-2400)Senate Plant

Utilization & Planning Committee Meeting
240 Benedum, 2 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar
“Centrosomes & the Cell Cycle,” Greenfield Sluder; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

            Tuesday 25

Epidemiology Seminar
“Osteoporosis & Periodontal Disease,” Pouran Famili; 224 Parran, noon

Senate Educational Policies Committee Meeting
109 Parran, noon-1 pm (4-1500)

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“What’s Wrong With the Easy Route to the Definition of Subjective Probability?” Jason Grossman, U of Sydney; 817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“The Risk of Doing Nothing,” David Brent, psychiatry; 125 FFA, 4 pm (4-5750)

HA & A Colloquium
“Art & Life: A Report From the Havana Biennial of November 2003,” Terry Smith; 203 FFA, noon (8-2400)

Drue Heinz Lecture
Walter Isaacson; Carnegie Hall, 7:30 pm

            Wednesday 26

  • Thanksgiving recess for students; no classes through Nov. 30.

Oncology Grand Rounds
“HLA Matchmaker: A Structurally Based Algorithm to Determine Donor-Recipient Histocompatibility,” Rene Duquesnoy; 2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion Shadyside, 8 am

Sports Medicine Grand Rounds
“Post-Operative Care & Return to Play After Common Ortho Procedures,” Robin West; 5th fl. conf. rm. Shadyside, 10 am

Intercultural Bag Lunch
Dining Rm. A WPU, noon (also Dec. 3)

Renal Research Seminar
“Chaperone Protein CSP & Its Role of CFTR Biogenesis & Trafficking,” Hui Zhangh; F1145 Presby, noon

Men’s Basketball
Vs. Robert Morris; Petersen, 7 pm

            Thursday 27

  • Thanksgiving recess for faculty and staff; University closed through Nov. 28.

            Friday 28

Men’s Basketball
Vs. Albany; Petersen, 7 pm

            Saturday 29

Christmas Concert
Heinz Chapel, 8 pm (also Nov. 30 at 3 pm, 4-4125)

            Sunday 30

Compline Choir Choral Prayer Service
Corinne Fink-Adkins; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm


            Monday 1

  • Classes resume.

Nursing/Chronic Disorders Lecture
“Is Physical Activity a Key Factor for Controlling Body Weight?” John Jakicic, physical & recreation education; 129 Victoria, noon-1:30 pm (4-5650)

Senate Council Meeting
2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar
“Mechanisms of Myosin Motors: It’s All in the Training,” Enrique DeLaCruz; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert
Opus One; Carnegie Hall, 8 pm (4-4129)

            Tuesday 2

Children’s Molecular Medicine Seminar
“Pancreatitis, Gastritis & Itmap1,” Mark Lowe; 1st fl. conf. rm. Rangos, 11:30 am

 Neurobiology Seminar
“Neuronal Circuit Formation & Plasticity in Vivo,” Justin Crowley; 1495 BST, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“What Is a Photon, Really?” David Snoke, physics & astronomy; 817 R CL, 12:05 pm

Music on the Edge Concert
MOTE Chamber Orchestra, Roger Zahab & Ursula Oppens; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

            Wednesday 3

Environmental Health & Safety Training Seminar
“Bloodborne Pathogen Training”; 1175 Benedum, 9-10:30 am

Sports Medicine Grand Rounds
“Pediatric Orthopedic Problems,” Stephen Mendelson; 5th fl. conf. rm. Shadyside, 10 am

SAC Holiday Craft Bazaar
Assembly Rm. WPU, 11 am-3 pm (4-4236)

Renal Research Seminar
“ENaC Regulation by Traffic & Recycling,” Michael Butterworth; F1145 Presby, noon

Toastmasters Meeting
L5 Clapp, noon-1

University Art Gallery Presentation
“Bird Conservation & the History of the National Aviary,” Dayton Baker; Univ. Art Gallery FFA, noon (8-2423)

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar
“Centrosome Inheritance & Microtubule Motor Activities During Human Fertilization & Primate Cloni,” Calvin Simerly; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

Music Concert
Gamelan open house; 309 Bellefield, 4:30 pm (4-4184)

Bradford Campus Winter Concert
Bradford College-Community Choir; 1st Presbyterian Church, Bradford, 7:30 pm (814/362-7505)

            Thursday 4

FSDP Workshop
“The Joy of Stress,” Sandra Caffo; 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am

ADRC Lecture
“Identifying Normal Function for the Beta-Amyloid Precursor Protein,” Ruth Perez, neurology; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Endocrine Conference
“The Role of Islet Turnover in Diabetes in Humans,” Peter Butler; 1195 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar
“Rural Public Health: An Untapped Resource for Research & Collaboration,” Michael Meit; A115 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar
Mark Davis; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Renal Grand Rounds
Joseph Bonventre; F1145 Presby, noon

Biostatistics Seminar
Xihong Lin; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium
“River Channel Dynamics in Response to Climate Variability in the Sucano-Sahelian Zone,” Akin Adewale; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

Ph.D. Defenses

A & S/Physics & Astronomy
“Thin SiC Polytype Inclusions in 4H SiC Expitaxial Films & Isotope & Anharmonic Effects in C-H Vibrational Centers of SiC,” Song Bai; Nov. 20, 216 Allen, 2 pm

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies
“An Exploration of the Differences in Female & Male Self-Perceptions of Presidential Leadership Styles at Colleges & Universities in West Virginia,” Lisa DeFrank-Cole; Nov. 21, 5S56 Posvar, 9:30 am

“Statistical Properties of Tree-Structured Models for Survival Data,” Weimin Gao; Nov. 21, 325A Parran, 2 pm

Materials Science & Engineering
“Dynamics of Copper Oxidation Investigated by in SITU UHV-TEM,” Guangwen Zhou; Nov. 24, 1175 Benedum, 10 am

“Deterrence, Compellence & Rational Decision Making,” Gary Schaub; Nov. 24, 3N51 Posvar, 1 pm

Medicine/ Cellular & Molecular Pathology
“Immunophilins: New Biomarkers & Therapeutic Targets for Neurodegenerative Diseases,” Mihaela Avramut; Nov. 25, S121 BST, 9 am

Education/Psychology in Education
“Professional Development Design & Implementation: A Parallel Curriculum to Stimulate Professional Growth & Organizational Learning,” Jennifer Post; Nov. 25, 5T52 Posvar, 1 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science
“Functional Assessment After Stroke: Examining Outcome Models Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability & Health,” Elizabeth Skidmore; Nov. 26, 5047 Forbes Tower, 10 am

Education/Instruction & Learning
“A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Hands-On & Computer Mediated Instruction for Learning Solubility & Solutions at the Middle School Level,” Laura Moin; Dec. 2, 5F51 Posvar, 10 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies
“Stratified Students, Stratified Teachers: Ideologically Informed Perceptions of Schooling & Inequality in the Context of Educational Reform,” Nagwa Megahed; Dec. 3, 5P59 Posvar, 2 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre Production
“Mother Courage & Her Children,” by Bertolt Brecht; through Nov. 23, Wed.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Charity Randall Theatre (tickets: 4-7529)

Bradford Communication Arts Production
“The Man of Mode,” by Kevin Ewert; Nov. 20-22, 7:30 pm, Blaisdell, UPB (814/362-7505)

Greensburg Campus Production
“Rossum’s Universal Robots,” by Karel Capek; Nov. 20-22, 8 pm, Ferguson, UPG (724/836-7497)

Johnstown Campus Theatre
“Just So Stories”; Nov. 24, Pasquerilla, UPJ, 2 pm (814/269-2080)


Bradford Campus
“Recent & Retro,” Joyce Centofanti, scultptor; Hanley Library, UPB, through Nov. 26, M-Th 8 am-11:30 pm, F 8 am-5 pm, Sat. 1-5 pm, Sun. 1-11:30 pm (814/362-7505)

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)

Barco Law Library
“Polagrams,” by Genevieve Wilk; Barco Gallery, through Jan. 15, M-Th 7:30 am-midnight, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am- 8 pm, Sun. 10 am-midnight (8-1376)


Tina & David Bellet Arts & Sciences Teaching Excellence Award
Nominations due Dec. 1 to 140 Thackeray.

“The Nutcracker”
Discounted tickets on sale at the WPU box office until Dec. 4. (4-4462)

Taube Award in Fiction
Writing submissions due to Michelle Delie, 526 CL, by Dec. 5 (4-6508).

            Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Dec. 4. It will contain events of Dec. 4-Jan. 8. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to


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