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March 4, 1999


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)

Immunology Seminar

"Monkey Business: Dendritic Cell Vaccine Development in the Rhesus SIV Model," Simon Barratt-Boyes, GSPH; W995 BST, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Local Postsynaptic Calcium Signaling by IP3 in Cerebellar Long-Term Depression," Elizabeth Finch, Duke; 1395 BST, noon

Biostatistics Seminar

"New Approaches for Analyzing Survival Data With a Surviving Fraction," Debajyoti Sinha, U. of NH; A-115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"Cellular and Biochemical Mechanism(s) by Which Estrogen Protects the Cardiovascular System," Raghvendra Dubey; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"The Evolution & Ecology of Phenotypic Plasticity: Anti-Predator & Anti-Competitor Responses in Larval Anurans," Rick Relyea, U. of MI; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Friday, March 5

Pharmacology Seminar

"Molecular Motors and the Development of Polarity in Intestinal Epithelial Cells," Karl Fath, biological sciences; 1395 BST, noon

Senate BPC Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Multiple Realizability and Universality," Robert Batter-man, OSU; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Anthropology Colloquium

"Fossils, Genes and the Origin of Species: a New Evolutionary Theory," Jeffrey Schwartz; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Classics Lecture

"Cities in Transition: Augsburg in Late Antiquity," G. Gottlieb, U. of Augsburg, Germany; 149 CL, 3:30 pm

Sunday, March 7

* Spring recess for students through March 14 inclusive; no classes

Women's Studies Lecture/Reception

"Critical Issues Facing Women & Girls," Marie Wilson; 125 FFA, 4-6 pm; reception, FFA Cloisters, 6-7 pm (624-6485)

Compline Choir Concert

Charles Thompson, Baden United Methodist Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Tuesday, March 9

Human Resources Workshop

"Worker's Compensation"; 100 Craig, 11 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

Joint Pitt/CMU Chemistry Seminar

"Molecule Surface Properties by Design," Andrew Rappe, Penn; Mellon Inst. conf. rm., CMU, 4:45 pm

Wednesday, March 10

KGSB Training Event

"Mechanics of Starting a Small Business"; 180 Mervis, 8-10 am

Pathology Seminar

"Infections Etiologies of Persistent Cough," Robert Wadowsky, Children's Hospital; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

SAC Meeting

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

Pharmacology Seminar

"Lysosomal Sorting and Termination of Signaling by Protease-Activated Receptor-1," JoAnn Trejo, U. of CA; 1395 BST, noon

Joint Pitt/CMU Biological Sciences Seminar

"ER Quality Control: Tolerance and Turnover," Davis T.W. Ng, PSU; 3rd fl. conf. rm. Mellon Inst., 3:30 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Dynamics of Secretory Protein Traffic," Jennifer Lippin-cott-Schwartz, NIH; 5th fl. board rm. EEI, 4 pm

Three Rivers/Heinz Public Sector Health Care Purchasing Coalition

Michael Herman, 3 Rivers Area Labor Management Committee; Joseph King, City of Pgh. Fire Fighters Local #1, and Jody Buchheit Spolar, Pgh. Board of Public Education; GSPH Aud., 4:30-6 pm

Thursday. March 11

Clinical Research Workshop

"Fundamentals of Clinical Research"; Aud. 5 Scaife, 8 am-5 pm (To register: 692-2744)

REES Lecture

"The Abuse of Women's Bodies: Russian Pornography and Prostitution," Helena Goscilo, Slavic dept.; PCW rm., Chatham Coll., 11:30 am

Human Resources Workshop

"Together We CAN Make a Difference"; 100 Craig, noon-1 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"Alterations in Baroreceptor Afferent Discharge in the Pregnant Rat," Tina Hines, nursing; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm

Friday, March 12

* Observance of Great Americans' Day; University closed

Saturday , March 13

Kuntu Repertory Theatre Auditions

For "Keepers of the Dream"; City Theatre, 57 S. 13th St., South Side, 10 am (624-7298)

Henry Bahnson Lecture

"Selective Management of the Melanoma Epidemic," Hiram Polk, U. of Louisville; Scaife lecture hall 5, 10-11 am (648-9138)

Sunday, March 14

Bach Cantatas Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Compline Choir Concert

Charles Thompson, Baden United Methodist Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, March 15

HA&A Lecture

"The Experience of Place, Space and Site in Urban Life," Edward Casey, SUNY; 358 CL, 4 pm

Joint Pitt/CMU Pittsburgh Symposium on the Frontiers of Condensed Matter Science

"Model of the Hydrophobic Interaction," Benjamin Wi-dom, Cornell; 7500 Wean Hall, CMU, 4:30 pm

Brain Awareness Week Town Meeting

"How the Brain Sees," Marlene Behrmann, neuroscience; "Brain Cell Transplantation: Science Fiction or Science Fact?" Douglas Kondziolka, neurological surgery/radiation oncology; "Saving Brains Too Good to Die With Cerebral Resuscitation," Peter Safar, resuscitation medicine; FFA aud., 7 pm (624-4610)

Tuesday, March 16

Human Resources Workshop

"Getting a Grip on Stress, Part II"; 100 Craig, 9-11 am (To register: 624-8046)

HA&A Colloquium

"Hollywood and the Holocaust: Schindler's List," Marcia Landy, English; 203 FFA, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"On Some Realisms Most Realists Don't Like," Uwe Meixner, U. of Regensburg; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Joint Pitt/CMU Pittsburgh Symposium on the Frontiers of Condensed Matter Science

"Molecular-motor Model," Bejamin Widom, Cornell; 12 Chevron, 3 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

"New Electroacoustic Music"; FFA Aud., 8 pm

Contemporary Writers Series Lecture

Barry Lopez, author of "Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape"; 324 CL, 8:15 pm

Wednesday, March 17

*Spring term deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean's office

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

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

Human Resources Workshop

"Contract Management: Planning, Negotiation and Documentation of Contracts"; 100 Craig, 10 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

Pathology Seminar

"Liver Regeneration Studies Using a Mouse Model of the Genetic Disease Hereditary Tyrosineamia," Ken Overturf, U. of AL; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

Pharmacology Seminar

"Endogenous Cannabinoid Ligands in the CNS," Nephi Stella, U. of CA; 1395 BST noon

HA&A Lecture

"Looking at Landscapes: An Artist's Response," Ed Powell, studio arts; University Art Gallery, noon

FSAP Workshop

"Helping Your Child in School, Part II," Sherry Cleary, University Child Development Ctr; Dining Rm. B WPU, noon-1 pm

Year 2000 Public Forum

WPU Ballrm, 2:30-4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Cryptococcus Neoformans: A Sugar-Coated Pathogenic Fungus," Tamara Doering, Cornell; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Thursday, March 18

Human Resources Workshop

"Working for Free After Work: Volunteering"; 100 Craig, 10-11 am (To register: 624-8046)

Bioethics Lecture

"Feminist Bioethics in Geriatrics: A Marriage Proposal," Evelyn Granieri, medicine; lecture rm. 1 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Signal Transduction Pathways That Regulate Cell Death in Response to DNA-Damage," Surender Kharbanda, Harvard; 1395 BST, noon

REES Lecture

"East European Economies: Challenges and Opportunities," Jan Winiecki, European U.-Viadrina, Frankfurt; 180 Mervis, 3-4:30 pm

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"PET Studies of REM Sleep," Eric Nofzinger, psychiatry; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm

Chemistry Dowd Symposium

"Carbohydrates in Cell-Cell Recognition Processes," Laura Kiessling, U. of WI; Chevron Ashe Aud., 8 pm

Ph.D. Defense


"A Theory of Action Potential Generation in Cortical Neurons and Its Implications for Cortical Activity," Boris Gutkin, neuroscience; March 5, 1495 BST, 11:30 am


"The Relativization of Tradition: An Examination of the 'Evangelical Post-Modernist Controversy' in Contemporary American Evangelical Protestantism," George Van Campbell, religious studies; March 17, 2604A CL, 3 pm


"Rural Household Wealth and Production in the Late Classic (600-950 A.D.) Naco Valley, Northwest Honduras," John Douglass, anthropology; March 18, 3H51 FQ, 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.


Theatre Arts Workshop

"Romance Language," directed by Brian Carney; through March 28, Studio Theatre, CL basement (For performance times: 624-7529)


Competitive Medical Research Fund Grant

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

Cystic Fibrosis Research Ctr. Grant

Proposals due April 1 to Raymond Frizzell, S362 BST. (648-9362)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of March 18-April 1. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm March 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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