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October 15, 1998


Thursday 15

Student Music Recital 132 Music Bldg., noon (624-4126)

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Lineage Commitment During T Cell Development," Alfred Singer, experimental immunology branch, NIH; W995 BST, noon

REES Roundtable

"The September 1998 Slovak Elections: An Evaluation"; 4E51 FQ, noon-1 pm Chemistry Lecture

"Allenes, Alkynes and [2+2+1] Cycloadditions," Kay Brummond, 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 Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"The Effectiveness of Antipsychotic Therapy in a Naturalistic Setting," Kim Coley; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm Geology/Planetary Science Seminar Overview of research abstracts that will be presented at the national mtg. of the Geological Society of America; also Oct. 22, 203 Thaw, 4 pm Asian Studies Lecture

"The Dalai Lama, China and the Future of Tibet," Melvyn Goldstein, Case Western; 3K56 FQ, 7 pm (648-7417)

Friday 16

Pharmacology Seminar

"Calcium Does Everything (Almost): Roles of Calcium Signaling in the Endothelium and Smooth Muscle of Arteries," Mark Nelson, U. of Vermont; 1395 BST, noon (648-9400)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Prevention and Omission," Phil Dowe, U. of Tasmania, Australia; 817R CL, 12:05 pm Memorial Service For Carol Kay, English department; 2M/P56 FQ, 2 pm Psychology Colloquium

"False Memories, True Memories: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective," Daniel Schacter, Harvard; 221 Langley, 3 pm Anthropology Colloquium

"Pots and Slavs: Archaeology, Ethnicity and the Construction of National Identities," Florin Curtin; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm Classics Lecture

"The Philosopher as a Multi-Millionaire: Seneca on Double Standards," Theresa Fuhrer, Switzerland; 149 CL, 3:30 pm Molecular Genetics/Biochemistry Seminar

"Translational Control of Gene Expression: A Lesson from the Immunosuppressive Drug, Rapamycin," Naohiro Terada, U. of Colorado; 1295 BST, 3:30 pm Ctr. for Social History Lecture

"Weber's Methodology," Fritz Ringer, history; 3P11 FQ, 3:30 pm Cell Biology/Physiology Lecture

"Mechanisms Underlying Torsade de Pointes," Bum-Rak Choi; 5th fl. board rm. EEI, 4 pm Alumni Homecoming Reception Commons Rm. CL, 5-6:30 pm (800/258-7488)

Homecoming Fireworks/Laser Show Bigelow Blvd., 9 pm Homecoming Extravaganza VII WPU, 9:30 pm

Saturday 17

UPMC Physical Exams/Screenings For local high school athletes; CORE Physical Therapy's Greentree clinic, 969 Green-tree Rd., 8 am-noon (To register: 578-3320)

Homecoming Retirement Investment Program WPU, 9:30-11 am (800-258-7488)

Pitt Homecoming Football Game Vs. Rutgers; Pitt Stadium, noon

Sunday 18

Ctr. for American Music Concert

"Yesterdays: Stephen Foster and the Beatles," starring Dear Friends; Stephen Foster Aud., 2:30 pm Compline Choir Concert With Paul Haebig; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday 19


"Just Starting Out: Primer for the Newer Participant"; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon-5 pm (To register: 800/842-2010)

Alzheimer's Lecture

"Aging, Alzheimer's Disease and the Fractionation of the Central Executive," Alan Baddeley, U. of Bristol, UK; WPIC Aud., 2-3:30 pm Pitt Program Council Lecture Michael McCurry, President Clinton's former press secretary; Assembly Rm. WPU, 8:30 pm

Tuesday 20

Dementia Training Inst. Seminar

"Activities for the New Millennium"; Jewish Assn. on Aging, 200 UJF Dr. at Weinberg Village, Squirrel Hill, 8 am-3 pm (To register: 261-5040)

Chemical Hygiene/Lab Safety Training GSPH Aud., 9-10:30 am (624-9505)


"Understanding Investments and Diversification"; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon-5 pm (To register: 800/842-2010)

Molecular Genetics/Biochemistry Seminar

"Some Good News on Myoblast Transplantation," Jacques Temblay, U. of Laval, Quebec; 1295 BST, noon Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Science and Moral Responsibility," John Forge, Griffith U., Australia; 817R CL, 12:05 pm Asian Studies Demonstration

"Art of Asian Calligraphy," Yoko Gebhard, artist; Barnes & Noble, 339 6th Ave., 12:30-1:30 pm WPIC Lecture

"MRI in Bipolar Disorder," Lori Altshuler, U. of CA; WPIC Aud., 2-3:30 pm (624-0750)

Chemistry Colloquium

"Spatially Resolved Studies of Polymer Dynamics," Gilbert Walker; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm Molecular Genetics/Biochemistry Seminar

"Cytokine Specificity and Redundancy: Lessons from the IL-2 Receptor Gamma Chain Cytokines," Yu-Chang Yang, Indiana U.; 1295 BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 21

Human Resources Workshop

"Compensation Processing"; Dining Rm. A WPU, 9-11:30 am (To register: 624-8046)

International Society of Biological Therapy Meeting

"Primer on Tumor Immunology 1998"; S100 BST, 9 am-5 pm (To register: 648-9471)

Human Resources Workshop

"Is Anybody Out There Listening?" Cindy Rhodes, FSAP; 100 Craig, 10 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

Women's Studies Lecture

"Women's Roles & Impact of Chronic Heart Disease," Filomena Varvaro; 2629 CL, noon-1 pm Pathology Seminar

"Nongenotoxic Hepatocar-cinogenesis Induced by Peroxisome Proliferators," K.N. Rao; 1103 UPMC conf. ctr., noon Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Uroplakins, Urothelial Differentiation and Bladder Tumor Formation," Tung Tien Sun, NYU; 5th fl. board rm. EEI, 4 pm Indian Classical Music Concert FFA Aud., 7:30 pm Jewish Studies Lecture

"Fantasy and Reality in Biblical Thought: Another Look at Wisdom and the 'Strange Woman' in the Book of Proverbs," Alan Cooper, Jewish Theological Seminary; 2P56 FQ, 8 pm

Thursday 22

Drug Discovery Symposium

"Frontiers of Cancer Drug Discovery"; S100 BST, 8 am (To register: 624-8500)

Human Resources Workshop


*Temps," Florence Davis and Jerelyn Thomas; 100 Craig, 9-10:30 am (To register: 624-8046)

Bioethics Lecture

"Talking About Dying: How Do Physicians and Patients Communicate at the End of Life?" James Tulsky, Duke; lecture rm. 1 Scaife, noon-1 pm Biostatistics Seminar John Bryant; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm Chemistry Colloquium

"Exploring the Limits of Resolution in Liquid Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis," James Jorgenson, U. of NC; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm Clincial Pharmacology Seminar

"The Cytochrome P450 Enzymes: Can We Predict Human Drug Metabolism?" Kenneth Korzekwa; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm REES Lecture

"Andy Warhol Museum: Where East Meets West," Hanna Hudecova, Comenius U.; 4E51 FQ, 4-6 pm UPCI Leadership Dinner Doubletree Hotel, Downtown, 6:30 pm (692-2761)

Friday 23

WPIC Lecture

"Modeling Psychiatric Illness: Tales of Mutant Mice," Laurence Tecott, U. of CA; WPIC Aud., 2-3:30 pm (624-0750)

Pharmacology Seminar

"Beyond Belief! A Spectroscopic Approach to the Study of Respiratory Metalloproteins, Reactive Oxygen and Nitric Oxide-Derived Species," James Peterson, CMU; 1395 BST, noon

Senate BPC Meeting Dining Rm. A WPU, noon Psychology Colloquium

"Affective Style and Affective Disorders: Perspectives from Affective Neuroscience," Richard Davidson, U. of Wisc.; 221 Langley, 3 pm Anthropology Colloquium

"Excavations at Zorrillo," Olivier DeMontmollin; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm Classics Lecture

"Translating the 'aoidos': Livius Andronicus and the Bard in Homer's 'Odyssey,'" D. Mark Possanza; 149 CL, 3:30 pm

Saturday 24

Survival Skills/Ethics Workshop

"Making Oral Presentations"; 1M56 FQ, 9 am-2 pm (To register: 624-7098)

Monday 26

Blood Drive Through Oct. 30, FQ Galleria, noon-6 pm Biological Sciences Seminar

"New Views of Microtubule Dynamics and Kinetochore Function in Vertebrates and Yeast," E.D. Salmon, U. of NC; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert Emerson String Quartet with Carter Brey, cello; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (624-4129)

Tuesday 27

HA&A Colloquium

"Status, Role and Cultural Heritage Evidenced at Anyang: Women in Shaa," Katheryn Linduff; 203 FFA, noon Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Scope, Limits and Distinctiveness of Method of 'Deduction from the Phenomena': Some Lessons from Newton's 'Demonstrations' in Optics," John Worrall, London School of Economics; 817R CL, 12:05 pm GSPIA Information Session Concerns of working professionals about returning to school for an advanced degree; 2K56 FQ, 5-7 pm (To register: 648-7640)

Music on the Edge Concert Rachel Rudich, flute, and Eric Moe, piano; FFA Aud., 8 pm

Wednesday 28

Women's Studies Lecture

"Mapping Women's Perspectives on Nonformal Education Programs in Rural Bangla-desh," Zebun Ahmed; 2629 CL, noon-1 pm Linguistics Colloquium

"Disjunctions and Questions," Mandy Simons, CMU; 144 CL, 3 pm Biological Sciences Seminar

"Enzymatic Degradation of Chemical Weapons," Alan Russell, petroleum engineering; 3rd fl. conf. rm. Mellon Inst., 3:30 pm Inaugural Provost Lecture

"Bearing the Wounds of Christ: Stigmatics and the Sacralization of Victimhood," Paula Kane, religious studies; FFA Aud., 4 pm Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Effects of Estrogen on Brain Cholinergic Neurons and Growth Factors: Implications for Estrogen Replacement Therapy in Postmenopausal Women," Robert Gibbs, pharmacy; 5th fl. board rm. EEI, 4 pm

Thursday 29

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Migration of Dendritic Cell After Targeting Human Skin Explants With EGFT Using Gene Gun," Adriana Larregina, dermatology; W995 BST, noon (624-0304)

Chemistry Colloquium

"Evaluation and Application of Unique Electron Effects in Asymmetric Catalysis," T. V. RajanBabu, OSU; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm Chemistry Colloquium

"Femtosecond Studies of Electron Dynamics in 2-D-Surfaces, Interfaces and Devices," Charles Harris, U. of CA; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm Clincial Pharmacology Seminar

"Surrogate Markers of Therapeutic Efficacy of Vitamin D3 and Its Analogs in Cancer Patients," Josephia Muindi; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm SAC Oakland Clean-Up

"Adopt-A-Block Program"; 5-7 pm (To register: 624-4236)

Ph.D. Defense


"Discourse, Pragmatics and Transitivity in the Morpho-syntax of Contemporary Ukrainian," Alla Nedashkivska-Adams, Slavic languages/literatures; Oct. 22, 1401 CL, 4 pm FAS

"Uncertain Histories: Writing and Rewriting National Narratives of Progress on the U.S.-Mexican Frontier, 1830-1850," Elizabeth Berry Matway, English; Oct. 23, 512 CL, noon-3 pm FAS

"Public Identities in Catherinian Russia: Free Economic Society, 1765-1775," Colum Leckey, history; Oct. 23, 3M51 FQ, 1 pm


Pitt Photo Exhibit

"The Golden Age of Hollywood"; through Dec. 1, Special Collections Reading Rm., 363 Hillman, M-F 9 am-5 pm Tuesday till 8 pm 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. 15-18, 2 & 8 pm, Studio Theatre Pitt Theatre Mainstage Production

"Before It Hits Home," directed by Ron O.J. Parson; Oct. 28-31, Nov. 4-8, 11-15 & 18-22, Studio Theatre (624-7529)


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. 29-Nov. 12. Information for events during that period must be received by Oct. 22 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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