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February 18, 1999


Thursday, February 18

Epidemiology Symposium

GSPH Aud., 8:30 am-5:45 pm (To register: 624-3356)

Biostatistics Symposium

"Biostatistics in the Future";

A115 Crabtree, 10 am-7 pm

(To register: 624-3023)

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)

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Lectin Domain Regulation of the Adhesion and Cytotoxic Functions of Leukocyte CR3 CD18 or AlphaM Beta2-Integrin,"

Gordon Ross, U. of Louisville;

W995 BST, noon

CLAS Event

Capoeira-Angola demonstration; Barnes & Noble, Downtown, 12:30-1:30 pm (624-4007)

Women's Studies Lecture

"Democracy Minus Women Is Not Democracy: Gender and Citizenship,"

Virginia Sapiro, U. of WI;

501 CL, 1-2 pm

Environmental/Occupational Health Symposium


A719 Crabtree, 2-6:10 pm (967-6521)

GSPH 50th Anniversary Celebration

Honoring infectious diseases/microbiology alumni Bosko Postic and Robert Melder;

WPIC Aud., 2 pm (624-3331)

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

Health Services Administration Symposium

"Science and the Sausage Grinder: The Realities of State Public Health Policy Making";

Holiday Inn Select–University Ctr., 100 Lytton Ave., 3-6 pm (To register: 624-3107)

Joint Pitt/CMU Economics Seminar

"Economics, Institutions and the Design of Computer Assisted Decisions,"

Jeffrey Mackie-Mason, U. of MI;

1001 Hamburg Hall, CMU, 3:30-5 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Seminar

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

Ralph Harvey;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"Analysis of Substrate Metabolism with Stable Isotope Tracers,"

Bret Goodpaster, endocrinology/medicine;

1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"From Frogs to Flagellates: Understanding Population Dynamics,"

Sharon Lawler, U. of CA;

169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

"The 'Pittsburgh' Method of Brain Blood Flow Imaging: Its Clinical Role,"

Howard Yonas, neurological surgery;

WPU Ballroom, 4:30 pm

Chemical/Petroleum Engineering Bayer Lecture

"The World Security Outlook,"

John Deutch, MIT;

FFA Aud., 5 pm (624-9630)

Black History Month Dance Workshop

Oakland & Forbes Dance Studio, 8 pm

Russian Chamber Choir Concert

Krasnoyarsk Pedagogical College;

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm (624-4125)

Friday, February 19

GSPH School-wide Symposium

"GSPH in the Future";

GSPH Aud., 8:30 am-4 pm (To register: 624-3088)

Black History Month Minority Law Awareness Day

"Law School and the Legal Profession: An Opportunity for a Greater Understanding";

Teplitz Courtroom, law school, 9 am-1 pm (648-7880)

Chemical/Petroleum Engineering Bayer Lecture

"Changes in How the Country Performs R&D,"

John Deutch, MIT; 1175 Benedum, 11 am (624-9630)

Senate BPC Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Mechanisms of Progenitor Cell Diversity in the Retina and Cortex,"

Laura Lillien, neurobiology; 1395 BST, noon

Johnstown Campus Lecture

"Jackie Robinson: Reflections on an American Hero,"

Jules Tygiel, San Francisco State U.; Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, noon (814/269-1962)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"On the Nature and Possibility of Non-Archimedean Universes,"

Philip Ehrlich, OU; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Memorial Service

For Maria J. Chryssoverghi, Heinz Chapel, 2 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Metal Catalyzed Macrocycl-ization Reactions Revisited,"

Alois FŸrstner, Max-Planck Institut Kohlen forschung; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Anthropology Colloquium

"Cosmology and Naming Among the Piraha of Western Amazonas,"

Daniel Everett; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Black History Month Hip Hop Party

WPU Assembly Rm., 10 pm (648-7880)

Sunday, February 21

Black History Month Discussion

"Discussion of Great African American Leaders and Workshop";

WPU Ballroom, 2 pm

University Chamber Orchestra/Heinz Chapel Choir Concert

Bellefield Aud., 3 pm

Compline Choir Concert

Ronald Doiron, Assumption Church, Bellevue;

Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, February 23

REES Event

"Ukraine: Taking Its Place on the World's Stage";

2K56 FQ, 9 am-4 pm (648-7407)

Human Resources Workshop

"Diversity in the Workplace: The International Dimension";

100 Craig, 10 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

Johnstown Campus Paul H. Saylor Memorial Engineering Forum

Through Feb. 25, Cambria Rm. Student Union, UPJ, 10:45 am (814/269-1962)

HA&A Colloquium

"Comments on the Mount Exhibition,"

Kirk Savage; 203 FFA, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Grunbaum and Northrop on Newton's Concept of Relative Space,"

Fred Seddon, Duquesne; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

KGSB Entrepreneurial Fellows Center Opening

"Corporate Lifecycles," Daniel Axelrod, Adizes Inst. of CA;

University Club, 1-5 pm;

reception, 5-6 pm (To register: 648-1542)

Music on the Edge Concert

David Russell, cello;

FFA Aud., 8 pm

Wednesday, Februay 24

Human Resources Workshop

"Introduction to Process Mapping";

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

Chemical Hygiene/Lab Safety Training

GSPH Aud., 9-10:30 am

Black History Month Lecture

"Preadolescent Development and Early Sexual Behavior in African American Girls,"

Willa Doswell; 109 Parran, noon

Women's Studies Lecture

"Saartje Baartman: Black Women's Bodies in 19th Century Science & Medicine," Tera Hunter;

2629 CL, noon-1 pm

Intercultural Bag Lunch

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

Pathology Seminar

"Neurotrophins and Neuro-trophin Receptors as Targets for Drug Design: Rational Development of Agonists and Antagonists,"

H. Uri Saragovi, McGill U.; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

HA&A Lecture

"Face Value: Interpreting American Portraits,"

Elisabeth Roark, Chatham; University Art Gallery, noon

FAS Council Meeting

910 CL, noon-1 pm

Linguistics Lecture

"Problems and Progress in the Reconstruction of Proto-Zapotec Tone,"

Mark Sicoli;

144 CL, 3 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Machine Learning Meets Molecular Biology,"

Mark Craven, CMU;

3rd fl. conf. rm. Mellon Inst., 3:30 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Electrophysiological and Molecular Diversity of Voltage-Gated K+ Channels in the Mammalian Heart,"

Jean Nerbonne;

5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Life History Variation, Dormancy, and the Dynamics of Plankton Communities,"

Carla Caceres, IL Natural History Survey;

169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Cultural Studies Lecture

"Creativity and the Brain,"

Oliver Sacks; 120 DL, 7 pm (624-7232)

Thursday, February 25

Human Resources Workshop

"Supervisory Skills: The Foundation: Core Skills for Building Commitment"; 100 Craig, 9 am-4:30 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Bioethics Lecture

"Genetics Research, Adolescents and Informed Consent,"

Robert Weir, U. of IO; lecture rm. 1 Scaife, noon-1 pm

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Engineering a MUC1 Specific T-Cell Receptor for Gene Therapy in Tumor Patients,"

Jan Schmielau, molecular genetics/biochemistry;

W995 BST, noon

Women's Studies Lecture

"Rethinking Culture: A Feminist Critique of Cultural Essentialism & Relativism,"

Uma Narayan, Vassar;

1K56 FQ, 2-3 pm

Economics Seminar

"Does Public Ownership Imply Corruption? Evidence From the Russian Export Schedules,"

Daniel Berkowitz;

4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Applications of Microlithography in Molecular Biology,"

Robert Austin, Princeton;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Seminar

"Environmental Resource Management and Management Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in Western Pennsylvania,"

Kathi Beratan; 203 Thaw, 4 pm

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"Effects of Verapamil and Grapefruit Juice on Statin Metabolism,"

Michael Cressman;

1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm

HA&A Lecture

"Millennium Mania: The First Was the Worst?"

John Williams; 202 FFA, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Phenotypic Design, Plasticity, and Ecological Performance in Tadpoles,"

Josh Van Buskirk, U. of Zurich;

169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Friday, February 26

Pharmacology Seminar

"Transcription Modulated by Alpha-1 Adrenergic Signaling in the Myocardium,"

Alexandre Stewart, medicine; 1395 BST, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Roots of the Logical Theory of Probability in Johannes von Kries (1853-1928),"

Michael Heidelberger, U. of Berlin;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"The Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Heavy-Ion Selective Sorption Materials for Environmental Remediation,"

Peter Dorhout, U. of CO;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Honors Convocation

Carnegie Music Hall, 3-5 pm (624-4223)

Anthropology Colloquium

"To Kill the Bride: Matrimonial Transactions Among the Wodani of Irian Jaya,"

Stephan Breton;

3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Classics Lecture

"The New Geography of Indo-European: The Contribution of Poetics,"

Edwin Floyd;

204 FFA, 3:30 pm

Black History Month Discussion

"Discussion of Reparations";

1175 Benedum, 6:30 pm (648-7880)

Saturday, February 27

Black History Month Event

Council of Independent Black Institutions Pledge Libation and live drumming, 1 pm;

Speaker, Davu, 2 pm;

Jazz and dance presentations, 3 pm;

Poetry reading and open mic session, 5 pm, WPU Ballroom (648-7880)

Indian Classical Music Concert

Mellon Inst. Aud., 7:30 pm

Sunday, February 28

Black History Month Playstation Tournament

Assembly Rm. WPU, 11 am (To register: 648-7880)

Compline Choir Concert

R. Craig Dobbins, Presbyterian Church, Sewickley;

Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, March 1

Nursing Lecture

"Interdisciplinary Cancer Research: Genes, Environment and Behavior,"

Jan Atwood, U. of NE;

129 Victoria, noon-1:30 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"An Unusual Mode of Cellular Propagation for Bacteria,"

Esther Angert, Harvard;

169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Wm. Pitt Debating Union Forum

"Drug Control Policy Debate,"

Ethan Nadlemann, Linde-smith Ctr., and William Olson, U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control;

WPU Ballroom, 7-9 pm

Guitar Recital

John Maione; FFA Aud., 8 pm

Tuesday, March 2

Human Resources Workshop

"Your Health and Safety at Pitt";

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

HA&A Colloquium

"Worshiping the Ancestors: Collaborative Research on Qing Ancestor Portraits,"

Evelyn Rawski, history;

203 FFA, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Simplicity," Nicholas Maxwell, U. Coll. London; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 FQ, 3 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Life Within the Nodule: Rhizobium Bacteroid Development," Valerie Oke, Stanford; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

International Career Fair/Info Session

Lower lounge WPU, 6-8 pm

Wednesday, March 3

International Job Fair

Assembly Rm. WPU, 11 am-4 pm

Human Resources Workshop

"Question and Answer Session About HR Issues";

WPU Dining Rm. A, 11 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

IRB Workshop

1102 Scaife, noon-1 pm (692-4370)

HA&A Lecture

"Curator's Choice,"

Barbara Jones, Westmoreland Museum of American Art;

University Art Gallery, noon

Pathology Seminar

"DNA Repair Enzymes and Response to Therapy of Gliomas,"

Roger McLendon, Duke;

1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Women's Studies Lecture

"The Worst of Everything: Women-Working Melodrama,"

Allen Larson, communications;

2629 CL, noon-1 pm

Medieval/Renaissance Studies Lectures

"The Wife of Bath and 'nigardye': The Ethics of Liberality in Chaucer";

501 CL, noon;

"Gender Riddles in Illuminated Manuscripts of the 'Romance of the Rose,'"

Alcuin Blamires, U. of Wales;

202 FFA, 4 pm

EcoForum Lecture

"Global Biodiversity,"

Peter Raven, WA U.;

Carnegie Museum of Art Aud., 7 pm (To register: 624-1299)

Thursday, March 4

Nursing Horizons Conference

"Celebrating the Past; Building the Future,"

Beverly Malone, American Nurses Assn., and Melodie Chenevert, PRO-NURSE; also March 5, Sheraton Station Square, 7:30 am (To register: 521-7823)

Human Resources Workshop

"Coping with Difficult People";

100 Craig, 10 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

Ph.D. Defense


"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


"Genetic Analyses of Killer Cell Immunoglobin-like Receptors," Huei-wei Chan; Feb. 23, W1095 BST, 10 am


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.


Competitive Medical Research Fund Grant

Applications due by March 15 or Sept. 15 to 201 Kaufmann Bldg. (692-2759)

Brain Awareness Week Poster Contest

Open to Pgh. area middle school students. For more info and contest rules: 624-4610. Deadline: March 10 to Eric Klann, 446 Crawford.


The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of March 4-18. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Feb. 25 at Bellefield Hall. Information can be sent by FAX: 624-4579 or e-mail to

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