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February 4, 1999


Thursday, February 4

Computer Science Colloquium

"Evolutionary Approaches to Learning Robot Behaviors,"

Alan Schultz, Navy Ctr. for Artificial Intelligence;

338 Alumni Hall, 10 am

Black History Month Lecture

"Black Inventors,"

Carroll Gibbs; 120 DL, 3 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Programmed Assembly of Inorganic Nanoparticles Into Functional Materials," Chad Mirkin, Northwestern;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

REES Roundtable Discussion

Donald Lamb and Joseph Simmons;

4E51 FQ, 4:30-6 pm

Friday, February 5

Caribbean/Latin American Students Assn. Bake Sale/Info Table

Lower level WPU, 11 am

Senate BPC Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Regulation of Endocytic Traffic in Kidney and Bladder Epithelium,"

Gerard Apodaca, medicine;

1395 BST, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Great Dying on the Vine: Science and Social Interactions During the European Wine Plague 1870-1900,"

George Gale, U. of MO;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Film Studies Lecture

"The Idiomatic Eye: Fact, Fiction and Irish Cinema,"

Luke Gibbons, Dublin City U.;

501 CL, 3 pm

Black History Month Forum

"Uniting on One Accord–Relationship Forum";

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 5 pm

Saturday, February 6

Marathon Training Seminar

"Building Power: Strength With Speed,"

Tony Sanks, Steve Daras and Stephen Conti, UPMC;

Malcolm East, 1988 Marathon winner, and Henry Seifried, New Balance;

LHAS Aud., 10 am-noon

Sunday, February 7

Kurth & Taylor Benefit Concert

Rosebud & Metropol, 1650 Smallman St., Strip District, 11 am-4 pm (348-3131)

African-American Read-In Chain

K. KeRoy Irvis, social work, Van Beck Hall, history, and Leslie Smedley, international services;

First Baptist Church, Bellefield & Bayard Streets, 4 pm (648-7194)

Black History Month Lecture

"Black Women: Past, Present & Future";

Assembly Rm. WPU, 4 pm

Compline Choir Concert

Ann Labounsky, Duquesne;

Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm (682-6886)

Monday, February 8

Film Studies Lecture

"Recent Developments in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Cinema,"

Tony Rayans;

501 CL, 11:30 am

International Economics Seminar

"Alternative Monetary Rules for a Small Open Economy: The Case of Canada,"

Fabio Ghironi, U. of CA;

4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Ctr. for American Music Benefit Concert

"Voices From the Heartlands: Music From America's Heritage,"

Thomas Hampson, Metropolitan Opera in NYC;

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (521-8011)

Tuesday, February 9

Computer Science Colloquium

"Size Matters: Reducing the Size of Java* Class File Archives,"

Frank Tip, IBM, T.J. Watson Research Ctr.;

338 Alumni Hall, 10:30 am

History Lecture

"Nazi Films in the US: The German-American Film Trade, 1933-40,"

Sabine Hake, Germanic languages/literatures;

3P11 FQ, noon

Wellness Program Seminar

"Osteoporosis: All Women Are at Risk,"

Chester Oddis, UPMC Southside;

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon-1 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Generalization: Arguments in Ethics,"

Rainer Stuhlmann-Laeisz, U. of Bonn;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Economics Seminar

"The Efficiency Frontier for Economic Growth: Evidence From Historical Growth Data,"

Saddarth Chandra;

4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Joint Pitt/CMU Macroeconomics Seminar

"Population Growth in US Counties, 1840-1990,"

Patty Beeson, Dave DeJong and Werner Troesken;

faculty lounge, Posner Hall, CMU, 4-5 pm

Black History Month Lecture

"Brown vs. Board of Education,"

Linda Brown Smith and Cheryl Brown Henderson;

Assembly Rm. WPU, 8 pm

Wednesday, February 10

KGSB Training Event

"Mechanics of Starting a Small Business";

180 Mervis, 8-10 am (648-1544)

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

GSPH Aud., 9-10:30 am

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Health Ed. conf. rm. Med. Arts Bldg., noon

SAC Meeting

2M/P56 FQ, 12:30-2 pm

Pathology Seminar

"The Interaction Between Urokinase and the Urokinase Receptor,"

Abd Al-Roof Higazi, Penn;

1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Stock of the Month Club Meeting

527/529 WPU, 12:30 pm (648-8481)

Linguistics Lecture

"Syntactic Word-formation in Wari,"

Daniel Everett; 144 CL, 3 pm

Office of Child Development Dedication

George Klinzing, vice provost;

Marc Cherna, ACCYFS; Marge Petruska, Heinz Endowments, and Jacqualynn James, Community Voices;

Penn Plaza Apartments, 5600 Penn Ave., E. Liberty, 1st fl., 3-6 pm (To register: 661-9280)

Psychology Colloquium

"Darwin's Lost Masterpiece: The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals,"

Paul Ekman, U. of CA;

224 Langley, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Pathways Regulating Cell Proliferation and Death,"

Joseph Nevins, Duke;

169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Health Policy Lecture

"An Era of Change: The Pittsburgh Region's Evolving Health Care System,"

Charles Puritt, Presbyterian Senior-Care;

GSPH Aud., 4:30-6 pm

Thursday, February 11

Health Sciences Satellite Broadcast

"Accessing HIV/AIDS Information Resources";

120S BST, 1-3 pm (648-1972)

Friday, February 12

Pharmcology Seminar

"Tumor Suppressor Genes: Powerful Weapons for Battling Cancer,"

Wen-Hwa Lee, U. of TX;

1395 BST, noon

Bioethics Lecture

"Conscientious Objection in Health Care,"

Mark Wicclair, bioethics/health law;

lecture rm. 1 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"One More Face of Realism,"

Elzbieta Kaluszynska, Polish Academy of Sciences;

817R CL, 12;05 pm

Classics Lecture

"The Proem of Lucretius: Reading and Re-reading,"

E. Courtney, U. of VA;

149 CL, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Molecular Mechanisms of Excited State Relaxation in Solution,"

Peter Rossky, U. of TX;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Black History Month Panel Discussion

"Workforce 2000";

Assembly Rm. WPU, 5 pm

REES Graduate Presentations

Mark Abbott and Benjamin Sutcliff;

4218 Center Ave., 6:30-9 pm

Saturday, February 13

Black History Month Performance

"The Meeting," by Jeff Stetson;

Assembly Rm. WPU, 8 pm

Sunday, February 14

Chamber Choir Festival

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Compline Choir Concert

Cynthia Pock, First Lutheran Church;

Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm (682-6886)

Monday, February 15

Black History Month Lecture


Ballroom WPU, 7 pm

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio with Joaquin Valdepenas, clarinet;

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (624-4129)

Tuesday, February 16

Faculty/Staff Development Program Workshop

"Getting a Grip on Stress (Part 1)";

100 Craig, 9-11 am (To register: 624-8046)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Health Ed. conf. rm. Med. Arts Bldg., noon

HA&A Colloquium

"Vanitas, or Art as the Illustration of an Absent Text,"

Daniel Russell, French & Italian;

203 FFA, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Shrinking Chomskyan Corner," Daniel Everett;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Plant Utilization/Planning Meeting

503 SIS, 1-3 pm (624-9400)

Economics Seminar

"Is China's 20-Year Boom Ending?"

Thomas Rawski;

4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Lecture

"Organ Transplantation: Reminiscences,"

Thomas Starzl, Pgh. Transplantation Inst.;

lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm (648-8927)

Black History Month Peer Advising Forum

Assembly Rm. WPU, 8 pm

Wednesday, February 17

Pathology Seminar

"Transcription Regulation by Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 4,"

Frances Sladek, U. of CA;

1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Black History Month Lecture

"Health Issues–Sickle Cell";

511 WPU, 7 pm

Jewish Studies Lecture

"Unseemly Kisses: Time, Matter and Gender in Jewish Thought,"

Tamar Rudavsky, OSU;

2P56 FQ, 8 pm

Chemistry Pgh. Conference Lecture

"The Incredibly Shrinking Lab," Andreas Manz, Imperial Coll. of Science, London;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 8:15 pm

Thursday, February 18

Alzheimer's Lecture

"Circadian Sleep Alterations in Aging Alzheimer's Patients and Their Caregivers,"

Daniel Kaufer, psychiatry/neurology;

ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm (692-2700)

Chemistry Pgh. Conference Lecture

"Cyclic Separations Using Chip Microstructures and a Novel Fourier Transform Concept,"

Andreas Manz, Imperial Coll. of Science, London;

Chevron Ashe. Aud., 3 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Seminar

"Meteorites, Martian & Microbes: Mars Under the Microscope,"

Ralph Henry;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Chemical/Petroleum Engineering Bayer Distinguished Lecture

"The World Security Outlook,"

John Deutch;

FFA Aud., 5 pm

Black History Month Dance Workshop

"Black Dance Workshop Day of Appreciation";

Dance Studio, Oakland & Forbes, 8 pm

Russian Chamber Choir Concert

Krasnoyarsk Pedagogical College;

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm (624-4125)

Ph.D. Defense


"Organizational Learning in Response to Performance Monitoring,"

Christopher Mausoloff;

Feb. 5, 3G32 FQ, 10:30 am


"Savings and Credit Societies in the Rural Areas of South Africa: Gender and Socio-Economic Dynamics in Two VhaVenda Villages,"

Beverly Peters; Feb. 8, 3J52 FQ, 1 pm


"The Statesman's Burden: French Diplomats and the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, 1918-1929,"

Marie Hooper, history; Feb. 18, 3P38 FQ, 10 am


Kuntu Theatre Production


directed by Eileen Morris;

through Feb. 13, Stephen Foster Aud., Thurs.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm (624-7529)


University Art Gallery Exhibit

"40 Years of Collecting: Selections From the Collection of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art";

through March 27, Mon.-Sat., 10 am-4 pm, Thurs. until 8 pm.


David and Tina Bellet CAS Teaching Excellence Award Nominations

Due by Feb. 15 to 140 Thackeray. (624-6852)

Teaching Evaluation Survey Requests

Forms for current term available from dept. chairs or by calling 624-6147. Send requests to G-39 by Feb. 15.

Summer Term Textbook Order Deadline

Submit orders to The Book Center by Feb. 15.

Chancellor's Diversity Seminar

Application forms can be picked up and are due to 132 CL by Feb. 16. (624-6537)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of Feb. 18-March 4. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Feb. 11 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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