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October 1, 1998


Thursday 1

Pathology George F. Fetterman Lecture

"Life in the Gray Zone: Strategies for Dealing With Uncertainty in Science and Medicine," J. Bruce Beckwith, Loma Linda U.; McCluskey Aud. Children's Hospital, 8:30 am (692-5650)

WPU/Schenley Hotel 100th Anniversary Celebration

WPU, 11 am-8 pm (648-7810)

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Structural Analysis of Two Ig Domain Subgroup of KIRs," Huei-Wei Chan; and "Generation Requirements of a Novel Population of Anti-CD8 Resistant CD8+ CTL," Esi Lamouse-Smith; W995 BST, noon (624-0343)

Chemistry Colloquium

"From Microcycles to Macrocycles, Azapenams to Cyclams," Louis Hegedum, Colorado State; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Keeping Pace With Chemistry Library Resources," Margarete Bower; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"Caffeine Consumption Adversely Affects Renal Function in Experimental Nephropathy," Stevan Tofovic; 1102 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Lecture

"An Overview of the Geology of Cuba," Edward Lidiak; 203 Thaw, 4 pm

Engineering Seminar

"Bone Regeneration Using Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein," Jeffrey Hollinger, Oregon Health Sciences U.; Ctr. for Biotechnology/Bioengineering, 300 Technology Dr., 4 pm (395-4200)

Jewish Studies Lecture

"Relations of Love and Hate: Jewish Artists and Intellectuals in Romania," Irina Livezeanu, history; 2P56 FQ, 7:30 pm (624-3007)

Friday 2

Human Genetics Seminar

"Chromosomal Chaos in Oral Carcinoma," Susanne Gollin; A115 GSPH, noon-1 pm

Pitt/CMU Joint Economics Seminar

"Sex, Kids, and Commitment to the Workplace: Employers, Employees and the Mommy Track," Anne Preston, SUNY, Stonybrook; 2503 Hamburg Hall, CMU, noon-1:30 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Studies of ErbB-4, a Receptor Tyrosine Kinase, and PLC-yl, a Signal Transducing Intermediate," Graham Carpenter, Vanderbilt; 1395 BST, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Archytas and Optics," Myles Burnyeat, Oxford; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Medieval/Renaissance Lecture

"The Female Imagination, Sexual Fantasy, and the Laws of Conception in the Later Middle Ages," Dyan Elliott, Indiana U.; 144 CL, 3 pm

Ctr. for American Politics & Society Colloquium

"The Promise and Peril of Environmental Justice," Christopher Foreman, Brookings Inst.; 4R51 FQ, 3:15 pm

Allegheny Observatory Open House

159 Riverview Ave., Riverview Park, 7-10 pm (To register: 321-2400)

Music Dept. Concert

Folk song themes for voice and piano; FFA Aud., 8 pm

Saturday 3

Pitt Football

Vs. Akron; Pitt Stadium, 3:30 pm

Sunday 4

Organ Recital

Steven Anisko; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Compline Choir Concert

C. John Thickey; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm (682-6886)

Monday 5

Richard L. Russell Biology Lecture

"Molecular and Genetic Analysis of Synaptic Vesicle Function in C. elegans: What Makes the Worm Squirm?" James Band, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Moot Court Rm., law school, 5:30-7:30 pm (648-2359)

Higher Education Review

1410 AM Radio, 7:05-8 pm

Tuesday 6

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

GSPH Aud., 9-10:30 am (624-9505)

HA&A Colloquium

"Forging Salvation: Adam and Eve on Middle Byzantine Ivory Boxes," Areti Papanastasiou, U. of Chicago; 203 FFA, noon

Delta Omega Public Health Lecture

"Before Pittsburgh: The Public Health Service Career of Thomas Parran," John Parascandola, Public Health Service librarian, HHS; GSPH Aud., noon (571-5134)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. conf. rm. Med. Arts Bldg., noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Richard Owen, Evolution and Homologies," Giovanni Ca-mardi, U. of Catania, Italy; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Chemistry Lecture

"Molecular Structure Profiling of Interfaces: A Means to Explain Heterogeneous Reactivity," Pam Aker; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2M56 FQ, 3 pm

REES Lecture

"Ukrainian Economy in Transition," Valery Dyachenki, Temopil Academy of National Economy; 4E51 FQ, 4:30-6 pm

Wednesday 7

KGSB Training Seminar

"Mechanics of Starting a Small Business"; 180 Mervis, 8-10 am (648-1544)

Women's Studies Lecture

"Women in Russia's Transition to a Market Economy," Zoya Khotkina; 2629 CL, noon-1 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Intra-Golgi Transport: Vesicles, Tubules and a Tangled Tale," Peggy Weidman, St. Louis U.; 5th fl. boardroom EEI, 4 pm

EcoForum Eminent Biologist Lecture

"Evolution, Behavior and Genetics of Snakes and Salamanders," Stevan Arnold, Oregon State U.; Carnegie Museum of Art Aud., 7 pm (624-1299)

Latin American Cultural Union Meeting

1M56 FQ, 7-9 pm

Thursday 8

CGS Dean Search Open Forum

423 CL, 9 am-noon

Bioethics Lecture

"The Hidden Costs of Home Care for the Dying," Cynthia Pearson and Margaret Stubbs; lecture rm. 1 Scaife, noon-1 pm

UPCI Immunology Seminar

Michael Shurin; W995 BST, noon

Pharmcology Seminar

"Metabolic Oxidative Stress-Induced Signal Transduction, Gene Expression and Its Application in Gene Therapy," Yong Lee, Oakland U.; 1395 BST, noon

Chemistry Lecture

"Synthetic Studies and Stereochemical Assignment of Marine Natural Products," James Panek, Boston U.; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Women's Studies Lecture/Reception

"Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia," Emily Toth; 2M/P56 FQ, 3 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

"A Bayesian Approach to the Representation and Discovery of Causal Relationships," Greg Cooper, medicine; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture

"Electron Transition Current Density: Visualizing Electronic and Vibrational Transitions in Molecules," Laurence Nafie, Syracuse; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Lecture

"The Roberts Mountains Allochthon and the Cordilleran Miogeocline in Roof Pendants of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, California," David Greene, Denison U.; 203 Thaw, 4 pm

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"Application of Pharmacogenetic Endpoints to Molecular Epidemiological Studies," Marjorie Romkes, environmental/occupational health; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm

Ctr. for International Legal Education McLean Lecture

"A Consumer's Guide to the International Court of Justice," Gavan Griffith, former Solicitor-General of Australia; Teplitz Courtroom, law school, 6 pm (648-7023)

Ctr. for Minority Health Conference

"Creating a Democratic City," Michel Cantel-Dupart, urban architect, France; Carnegie Museum of Art, 6 pm (To register: 261-2485)

Greensburg Campus Lecture

Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent; Furguson Theatre, UPG, 7:30 pm (To register: 724/836-9687)

Cult Awareness Workshop

Ron Loomis, American Family Foundation; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 7:30-10 pm (648-7832)

Friday 9

Ctr. for Minority Health Conference

Carnegie Museum of Art, 8:30 am (To register: 261-2485)

Human Genetics Seminar

"The Orphan Nuclear Receptor Tailless Is One Mean Gene," A. Paula Monaghan, neurobiology; A115 GPSH, noon-1 pm

Senate BPC Meeting

512 CL, noon

Clinical Psychology Graduate Program 50th Anniversary Symposium

Welcoming remarks, 1 pm; "The History of the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Pittsburgh," 1:30 pm; "Understanding and Preventing Chronic Conduct Problems: Some Current Answers and Future Perspectives," 2 pm; "Psychological Influences on Postsurgical Recovery: Perspectives From Psychoneuroimmunology," 3:30 pm; "Types of Mental Illness: Stages of Gestation," 4:30 pm; closing comments and discussion, 5:30 pm; FFA Aud. and Cloisters (624-8790)

Ctr. for Social History Discussion

"Weber's Methodology," Fritz Ringer; 3P11 FQ, 3:30 pm

Supercomputing Seminar

"DOE's Proposed FY2000 Strategic Simulation Plan," Steven Binkley, Sandia National Lab; Pgh. Supercom-puting Ctr., 4400 5th Ave., 4 pm

Saturday 10

Greensburg Campus Continued Learning Project

Presentation of course offerings & descriptions; Powers Hall, UPG, 9:30 am-noon (To register: 724/836-9942)

Sunday 11

Heinz Chapel Choir Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (624-4125)

Intercultural Pot-Luck Dinner

First Baptist Church, 5:30 pm (383-1813)

Monday 12

Senate Council Meeting

2M56 FQ, 3 pm

Macroeconomics Seminar

"Aggregate Employment Growth and the Deconcen-tration of Metropolitan Employment," Satyajit Chatterjee, Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia; 4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Tuesday 13

FSAP Workshop

"Appropriate Responses to Your Child's Challenging Behavior, or Let the Consequences Fit the Crime," Brad Werley; Dining Rm. B WPU, noon-1 pm (To register: 647-3327)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Normative Naturalism and the Realist Aim of Truth," Howard Sankey, U. of Melbourne, Australia; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Chemistry Lecture

"New Materials by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization," Krzysztof Matyjeszewski, CMU; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Microeconomics Seminar

"Repeated Moral Hazard With Renegotiation and Free Access to Credit Markets," In-Uck Park, economics; 4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Wednesday 14

Women's Studies Lecture

"Victims' Rights & Feminist Dilemmas," Jennifer Wood; 2629 CL, noon-1 pm

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. conf. rm. Med. Arts Bldg., noon

Staff Assn. Council Meeting

2P56 FQ, 12:30-2 pm

University Senate Plenary Session

"The University's Salary Increase Policy: Is It Time for a Change?" Ballroom WPU, 3 pm

Linguistics Lecture

"A Twin Study of Early Language Development," Jennifer Ganger, psychology; 144 CL, 3 pm

Medieval/Renaissance Lecture

"Augsburg and the Development of the New High German Language," Helmut Graser; 119 CL, 3:30 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"New Insight Into the Pharmacology of CFTR From Studies of Murine CFTR Chloride Channels," David Sheppard, U. of Edinburgh, UK; S216 BST, 4 pm

Contemporary Writers Series Lecture

Maxine Hong Kingston, author of "The Woman Warrior: Memoir of a Girlhood Among Ghosts; 120 DL, 8:15 pm

Thursday 15

Student Music Recital

132 Music Bldg., noon (624-4126)

UPCI Immunology Seminar

Alfred Singer, experimental immunology branch, NIH; W995 BST, noon

Chemistry Lecture

"Allenes, Alkynes and [2+2+1] Cycloadditions," Kay Brum-mond, WVU; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture

"Protein Dynamics of Myoglobin: Ultrafast Infrared Vibrational Echo Experiments," Michael Fayer, Stanford; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Ph.D. Defense


"The Market Microstructure of Preferred Stocks: An Empirical Investigation," Janos Illessy; Oct. 1, 280 Mervis, 2 pm


"Molecular Dissection of the Exon-Bridging Complex: Biochemical and Mutational Analyses of the RNA and Protein Components," John Hagan, biological sciences; Oct. 1, A220 Langley, 2:30 pm


"Topographical Organization of the Efferents and Local Circuits of the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus," Rehana Khan Leak, neuroscience; Oct. 6, 2nd fl. Aud. LRDC, 10 am

Social Work

"Assessing the Influence of Violence and Trauma on Mental Health in an Urban Out-patient Psychiatric Clinic," Briggett Ford; Oct. 12, 2309 CL, 3 pm


"Associations Between the APOE*4 Allele, Cardiovascular Disease and Alzheimer's Disease," Janet Johnson, epidemiology; Oct. 13, A420 Crabtree, 1:30 pm


Greensburg Campus Exhibit

"Portraits of the Andes," Victor Beltran; through Oct. 12, Millstein Library, UPG, M-TH 8:30 am-11 pm, F & Sat. 8:30 am-5 pm, S noon-7 pm (724-836-9904)

University Art Gallery Exhibit

"Creating a Sense of Place: Devotion Builds a Campus"; through Dec. 11, University Art Gallery, M-F 10 am-4 pm (648-2400)


Pitt Theatre Workshop Production

"True West," directed by Jay Ball; Oct. 7-11 & 14-18, Studio Theatre, 2 & 8 pm

Kuntu Repertory Theatre Production

"Sacred Ground," directed by Vernell Lillie; Stephen Foster Aud., through Oct. 10

Pitt Theatre Production

"Silence"; Oct. 13 & 14, Stephen Foster Theatre, 7:30 pm (624-7529)


Teaching Evaluation Surveys

Completed request forms due by Oct. 5 to G39 CL. Forms can be obtained from department chair. (624-6147)

Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award

Nominations to James Maher, 801 CL, by Oct. 5. (624-4223)

Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award

Nominations to Jack L. Daniel, 801 CL, by Oct. 5. (624-4221)

Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award

Nominations to George Klinzing, 801 CL, by Oct. 19. (624-0784)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of Oct. 15-29. Information for events during that period must be received by Oct. 8 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information can be sent by FAX: 624-4579 or e-mail to Questions should be directed to 624-1376.

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