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December 10, 1998


Thursday, December 10

GSPIA Lecture

Fernando Canales Clarion, governor of the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico;

3J12 FQ, 9 am

Alzheimer Lecture

"New Stains in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementias With Lewy Bodies,"

Ronald Hamilton, pathology; A

DRC conf. rm., noon-1 pm

Student Music Recitals

132 Music Bldg., noon

REES Lecture

"The Center and Periphery in Russia: The Case of Karsnodar,"

Marina Nistot-skaia, Kuban State U., Russia; 4E51 FQ, noon

Chemistry Colloquium

"Femtosecond Surface Reaction Dynamics: The Quest for Hot Electron Chemistry," Dwayne Miller, U. of Toronto; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Engineering Seminar

"Bone Tissue Engineering on Biodegradable Polymers,"

Chantal Holy, BoneTec Corp., Toronto;

Ctr. for Biotechnology/Bioengineering, 300 Technology Dr., 4 pm (395-4200)

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"Flurbiprofen and the Pittsburgh Cocktail: Should It Stay or Should It Go Now?"

Reginald Frye; 622 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Vanguard Human Resources Workshop

"Retirement Planning for Age 50+";

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 5-8 pm;

or Dec. 11, noon-3 pm (To register: 800-662-0106)

Geology/Planetary Science Holiday Party

203 Thaw, 5-9 pm

Friday, December 11

Spring term registration deadline

Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference

Rohan Ganguli, WPIC; Thomas Detre, psychiatry; Wayne Fenton, Chestnut Lodge Research Inst.; Richard Jevon, Allegheny County Mental Health Board; Shitij Kapur, U. of Toronto; Fred Maue, PA Dept. of Corrections;

and Robert Rosenheck, Yale;

Sheraton Station Square, 8 am-4:45 pm (To register: 624-4160)

Human Resources Workshop

"Level Reports";

100 Craig, 9 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

Pharmacology Seminar

"Unnatural Amino Acid Incorporation in Ion Channels,"

Henry Lester, CIT;

1395 BST, noon

Anthropology Colloquium

"How Can Culture Make Us Do Things? The Free Will/Cultural Determinism Antinomy," William Tory; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Scientific Practices and Philosophical Naturalism,"

Joseph Rouse, Wesleyan U.;

817R CL, 3:30 pm

African Drumming Ensemble Concert

Bellefield Hall Aud., 8 pm (624-4125)

Sunday, December 13

Ctr. for American Music Concert

"An American Family Christmas From Coast to Coast,"

starring Dear Friends; Stephen Foster Aud., 2:30 pm

Men's Glee Club Holiday Concert

FFA Aud., 3 pm (624-4125)

Monday, December 14

Final exams through Dec. 19

Biological Science Seminar

"Some Like It Hot: Structure, Function and Regulation of the Heat Shock Transcription Factor,"

Hillary Nelson, Penn;

169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

Muir String Quartet;

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (624-4129)

Tuesday, December 15

Human Resources Workshop

"Traveling on University Business,"

Vincent John, Office of Travel Management, and Carol Rudolph, Accounts Payable;

100 Craig, 9 am-noon

Provost Inaugural Lecture

"Commentary on the Role of Statistics and Statisticians in Public Health Studies,"

Carol Redmond, GSPH;

FFA Aud., 4:30 pm

Wednesday, December 16

Human Resources Workshop

"Creating a Culture of Service in Your Part of the University,"

B. Jean Ferketish;

Dining Rm. A WPU, 9 am-5 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Pathology Seminar

"Successful Cellular Adoptive Immunotherapy of Cancer?!"

Per Basse, UPCI;

1103 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Telomerase and the Mechanism of Cell Immortalization,"

Robert Weinberg, MIT;

5th fl. board rm. EEI, 4 pm

Thursday, December 17

Human Resources Workshop

"Win-Win Discussions or How to Get What You Want More Often,"

Jackie Hoag, FSAP;

Dining Rm. A WPU, 9 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"On the Role of the CD3 Genes in T Cell Development,"

Cox Terhorst, Harvard;

S100 A BST, noon

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"The Cyclic AMP-Adenosine Pathway: An Important Mechanism for Adenosine Biosynthesis,"

Edwin Jackson;

1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm

Friday, December 18

Senate BPC Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon

Saturday, December 19

Fall term ends

Sunday, December 20

Residence halls close

Winter recess for students through Jan. 6

Tuesday, December 22

Fall term grade rosters due in Registrar's office

Thursday, December 24

Winter recess for faculty and staff. Designated University offices will be staffed as necessary.

Monday, December 28

Memorial Service

For Alvin P. Shapiro,School of Medicine;

Heinz Chapel, 2 pm

Monday, January 4

All University offices and buildings, including residence halls, open

Wednesday, January 6

Spring term registration ends;

spring term classes begin

Human Resources Workshop

"Brown Bag Q & A";

100 Craig, 12:30-1:30 pm (624-8046)

Institutional Review Board Workshop

1103 UPMC conf. ctr., noon-1 pm

Thursday, January 7

Human Resources Workshop

"Supervisory Skills: The Foundation, Core Skills for Building Commitment,"

Shirley Tucker;

and Jan. 8, 100 Craig, 9 am-12:30 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Ph.D. Defense


"Investigation of Oct-2 Transcripts in Trigeminal Ganglia and Relevance to the Establishment of Herpes Simplex Virus Latency,"

Sharon Turner;

Dec. 11, 405 Iroquois conf. B, 10 am


"A Mineralogical and Geochemical Study of the Nine Mile Run Slag Area, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,"

Henry Prellwitz, geology/planetary science;

Dec. 14, 324 EH, 9-11 am


"Prehispanic Settlement Pattern in the Palenque Region, Mexico: The Organization of Agricultural Production in a Classic Maya Center,"

Rodrigo Liendo, anthropology;

Dec. 14, 3D10 FQ, 10 am


"Active Dendrites and Synaptic Integration in Hippocampal CA3 Pramidal Cells,"

Nathaniel Urban, neuroscience;

Dec. 14, A221 Langley, 2:30 pm


"Online Control of Multiplexed, Circuit-Switched Optical Interconnection Networks,"

Charles Salisbury, computer science;

Dec. 15, 338 conf. rm Eberly, 10 am


"Insulin Sensitivity in Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus: The Potential Role of Double Diabetes,"

John Erbey, epidemiology;

Dec. 16, conf. rm. Rangos Research Ctr., 9:30 am


"An Examination of the Impact of Lexical-semantic Relationships on Retrieval Effectiveness During the Query Expansion (QE) Process,"

Jane Greenberg, library science;

Dec. 16, 503 IS Bldg., 2-4 pm


"Mechanisms Underlying Stress-Induced Changes in Monkey NK Cell Function,"

Connie Jo Rogers;

Dec. 18, 5th fl. board rm. EEI, 2 pm


University Art Gallery Exhibit

"Creating a Sense of Place: Devotion Builds a Campus";

through Dec. 11, FFA, M-F 10 am-4 pm (648-2400)

Nationality Rooms Display

Through Dec. 23, M-S 9:30 am-3 pm, Sun. 11 am-3 pm; Dec. 26-30, 11 am-3 pm (624-6000)

Book Center Exhibit

"Thomas Hermansader Lithographs";

through Dec. 30, University Book Ctr., M-H 8:30 am-8 pm, F-S 9 am-5 pm


Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of Jan. 7-21. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Dec. 23 at 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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