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March 18, 1999


Thursday, March 18

* Registration begins for fall term 1999-2000.

Human Resources Workshop

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

Bioethics/Women's Studies 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

Psychology Colloquium

"Animal Intelligence in the 21st Century: To Understand the Human Mind, Don't Study Humans," Marc Hauser, Harvard; 221 Langley, 2:30 pm

REES Lecture

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

Joint Pitt/CMU Applied Microeconomics Seminar

"Correcting for Selective Compliance in a Re-Employment Bonus Experiment," Geert Ridder, John Hopkins; 4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

"Auctions: Economics and Reality," Jean-Francois Richard; FFA Aud., 4 pm

HA&A Alumni Lecture

"Seeing With the Heart: Ornamenting Krishna in Vrindaban, India," Cynthia Packert-Atherton, Middlebury Coll.; 202 FFA, 4 pm

Dowd Chemistry Symposium

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

Friday, March 19

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Leptin Signaling Through Regulation of cAMP," Allan Zhao; 1104 conf. ctr. PUH, 11 am

Pharmacology Seminar

"The Cyclic AMP-Adenosine Pathway: An Important Mechanism for Adenosine Biosynthesis," Edwin Jackson, medicine; 1395 BST, noon

Joint Pitt/CMU Microeconomics Seminar

"On the Size of U.S. Government: Political Economy in the Neoclassical Growth Model," Per Krusell, U. of Rochester; 259 Posner Hall, CMU, 1:30-3 pm

Dowd Chemistry Symposium

"Synthesis and Applications of Glycoprotein-Inspired Materials," Laura Kiessling, U. of WI; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2 pm

Anthropology Colloquium

"New Data From Old Collections: Costa Rican Artifacts at the Carnegie Museum," David Watters; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Pittsburgh Film Colloquium

"Sound in Your Face: Thoughts on the Hollywood Sound-track," Fred Wasser; 207 DL, 3 pm

Classics Lecture

"Literary Detail and Historical Crisis Point in the Design of Thucydides: The Sicilian Books," Hans-Peter Stahl; 149 CL, 3:30 pm

Film Studies Lecture

"The Japanese Connection in Hong Kong Cinema," David Desser, U. of IL.; 501 CL, 3:30 pm

Joint Pitt/CMU Econometrics Seminar

"Maximum-Likelihood Estimation of Discretely Sampled Diffusions: A Closed Form Approach," Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Princeton; 259 Posner Hall, CMU, 3:30-5 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Idealization and Realism About Theories," Lawrence Sklar, U. of MI; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Acappella Concert

"Ecphonema," California Institute of Tech.; FFA Aud., 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 21

UPCI Panel Discussion

"Properly Staging the Man With Prostate Cancer," Stephen Strum, Prostate Cancer Research Institute, and Donald Coffey, Johns Hopkins; Marriott City Center, Downtown, 10:30 am

Organ Recital

Robert Sutherland Lord; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Ctr. for American Music Benefit Concert

"Voices From the Heartlands: Music From America's Heritage," Thomas Hampson, Metropolitan Opera; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (521-8011)

Compline Choir Concert

Don Megahan, Ingomar United Methodist Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, March 22

Jewish Studies Symposium

"Jewish Education"; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 9 am-3:30 pm

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 FQ, 3 pm

Biological Sciences 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

Skampa Quartet; Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (624-4129)

Tuesday, March 23

Human Resources Workshop

"Time and Attendance Record Keeping"; 100 Craig, 9-11:30 am (To register: 624-8046)

11th Annual Wellness Fair

Assembly and Kurtzman Rms. WPU 10 am-2 pm

HH&A Colloquium

"Kitano Tenjin Engi: Syncretic Religious Practice in Early Japan," Sue Zitterback; 203 FFA, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Comparing Supervenience Relations and Fundamentality Assessments in the Classical and Quantum Domains," Gordon Fleming, PSU; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Microtheory Seminar

"Dynamic Stability of Nash-Efficient Public Goods Mechanisms: Reconciling Theory and Experiments," Yan Chen, U. of MI; 4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Wm. Pitt Debating Union Forum

"The Future of Public Schools in Pennsylvania"; Assembly Rm. WPU, 7-9 pm

Music Dept. Recital

Flute/trumpet/piano, Mark and Candace Peters; FFA Aud., 8 pm

Wednesday, March 24

Human Resources Workshop

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

FFA Lecture

"The Music of Art," Deane Root, Ctr. for American Music; University Art Gallery, noon

Linguistics Lecture

"Multi-Lingual Machine Translation of Spoken Language," Lori Levin; 144 CL, 3 pm

University Senate Plenary Session

"Challenge for the New Millennium: Developing Seamless Education, Kindergarten Through College"; Assembly Rm. WPU, 3 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Shedding Light on Channels and Secretion," Edwin Levitan; 5th fl. board rm. EEI, 4 pm

Social Work Rubash Lecture

"Long-Term Care That We Could Offer to Our Parents Without Shame: Is It Possible? Is It Affordable?" Rosalie Kane, U. of MN; Members' Lounge University Club, 5 pm

Women's Studies Panel Discussion

"History of Sexology: Women's Rights, Gay & Lesbian Rights," Richard Korb, Columbia; Eric Clarke; Sabine Hake; Wendy Miller, TSG; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 7 pm

Thursday, March 25

UPCI/Pittsburgh Cancer Conference

UPMC Shadyside Conf. Ctr., 7:30 am-4:15 pm (623-2715)

UPCI Immunology Seminar

"CD 161 (NKR-P1): Expression and Function on Dendritic Cells," Cynthia Brissette-Storkus, pathology; W995 BST, noon

FAS Council Meeting

910 CL, noon-1 pm

Alzheimer Lecture

"Implicit Learning in Alzheimer's Disease," Howard Aizenstein, medicine; ADRC conf. rm., noon-1 pm

Senate Plant Utilization and Planning Meeting

503 SIS, 1-3 pm

Delta Omega Lecture

"Quality of Life at Risk: Public Health Roles for Long-Term Care in an Aging Society," Rosalie Kane, U. of MN; A115 Crabtree, 3-4 pm (624-1036)

English Lecture

"Lifestyle as Ethical Affect," Eric Clarke; 501 CL, 3:45 pm

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"Effect of Early Intervention on Neurohumoral Status and Blood Pressure in Genetically Hypertensive Rats," Curtis Kost; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Seminar

Tim Lowenstein, U. of NY Binghamton; 203 Thaw, 4 pm

SAC Oakland Clean-Up

"Adopt-a-Block"; 5-7 pm (For location: 624-4236)

Medical History Lecture

"Fighting the War on Breast Cancer: Lessons From History," Barron Lerner, Columbia; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm

Friday, March 26

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"The Endosomal System: From Protein Sorting to Tumorigenesis," Markus Babst, Howard Hughes Med. Institute; 1104 Conf. Ctr. PUH, 11 am

Pharmacology Seminar

"Monitoring Neurotransmitters With Microelectrodes," Mark Wightman, U. of NC; 1395 BST, noon

WPIC Mental Health Conference

"Advances in the Treatment of Depression: 1999," Sheraton Station Square, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Pragmaticist Conception of Truth With a 'Bold Solution' of the Liar Paradox," Dan Nesher, U. of Haifa; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Classics Graduate Student Conference

"East Meets West;" 2M56 & 2P56 FQ, 1-5 pm

Panel Discussion

"Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis Revisited," former Gov. Dick Thornburgh; Harold Denton, former nuclear regulatory commissioner, and Robert Dvorchak, AP reporter; Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, law school, 1:30-3 pm

Anthropology Colloquium

"The Politics of Historical Identities: The Case of the 'New Christians' (1500-1800)," Seymour Drescher, history; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Saturday, March 27

Classics Graduate Student Conference

"East meets West;" 2M56 & 2P56 FQ, 9 am -5 pm

Gamelan Ensemble Concert

Bellefield Aud., 8 pm

Sunday, March 28

Compline Choir Concert

Nancy Galbraith, Christ Lutheran Church & CMU; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, March 29

Classics Lecture

"In Search of the Greek Bronze Original," C. Mattusch, George Mason U.; 202 FFA, 3:30 pm

Tuesday, March 30

HA&A Colloquium

"Queen as King: Urraca's Patronage at San Isidoro, Leon," Therese Elliott; 203 FFA, noon

History Lecture

"El Fantasma de la Esclavitud: Prejuicios Raciales en Cuba," Rafael Duharte Jimenez, Casa del Caribe; 3P11 FQ, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"How to Do Quantum Cosmology Consistently: Many Views of One Universe Rather Than One View of Many Universes," Lee Smolin, PSU; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Human Resources 2-Day Workshop

"Documentation for Supervisors"; 100 Craig, 12:30-4:30 pm; also March 31, 9 am-1 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Chemistry Colloquium

"Protein Aging: Clues for Natural Products Synthesis," David Van Vranken, U. of CA; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Joint Pitt/CMU Microeconomics Seminar

"Dynamic Credit Relationships in General Equilibrium," Tony Smith, CMU; 4P58 FQ, 4-5 pm

Indian Classical Music Concert

FFA Aud., 7:30 pm

Contemporary Writers Series Lecture

Tess Gallagher, author of "Moon Crossing Bridge"; 120 DL, 8:15 pm

Wednesday, March 31

Pathology Seminar

"Characterization of Gamma Herpes Virus Latency in a Murine Model," Karen Weck; 1104 UPMC Conf. Ctr., noon

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Hydroxylamine Oxidoreductase: A Spectroscopic Approach to a Really Complicated Enzyme in the Global Nitrogen Cycle," Michael Hendrick, CMU; 3rd fl. conf. rm. Mellon Institute, 3:30 pm

Medieval/Renaissance Studies Lecture

"Let God Work: Labor and Language in the Later Middle Ages," Kellie Robertson, English; 501 CL, 4:30 pm

Thursday, April 1

Chemistry Colloquium

"Photon Driven Chemistry of Adsorbates," Mike White, U. of TX; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Ph.D. Defense


"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


"The Emergence of Corporate Subjectivity: Literature, Imperialism and the Transformation of American National Consciousness, 1882-1901," Jay Andrews, English; March 18, 526 CL, 1-3 pm


"A Structural Analysis of Stress, Coping, Self-Care and Health Outcomes in HIV-Positive Women," Tracy Riley; March 22, 451 Victoria, 1-3 pm


"Of Professed Women Religious and Professional Religious Women: An Experiment in Feminist Theory, Theology and Praxis," Bebb Wheeler Stone, religious studies; March 22, 2628 CL, 3 pm


"Constructions of National Identity in the Victorian Novel: Readings of Six Novels," Cela Mascarenhas, English; March 24, 526 CL, 2:15 pm


"A Comparison of Three Teaching Methods on 4-7 Year Old Children's Understanding of the Lungs in Relation to a Peak Flow Meter in the Management of Asthma: A Pilot Study," Cheryl Schmidt; March 26, 459C Victoria, 10 am-noon


"Visual Information Retrieval Environments," Jin Zhang, library and information science; March 26, 503 IS Bldg., noon-2 pm


"Martian and Terrestrial Lava Flows," Matthew Peitersen, geology & planetary science; March 29, 205 Thaw, 9-11:45 am

Social Work

"Parental Satisfaction with Mental Health Case Management Services for Their Children," Deborah Rubin; March 29, 2304 CL, 9:30-11:30 am


"Recipes for the Simple-minded: A Constructive Account of Original Intentionality," David Beisecker, philosophy; March 29, 1001D CL, noon


"Regulation of Hepatocyte Growth and Differentiation by Biomatrix," Tae-Hyoung Kim; March 29, 1395 BST, 2 pm


"Effects of Mutual Support Dyads on Quality of Life in Women With Breast Cancer," Laura Sutton; March 29, 451 Victoria, 3-5 pm


"Association of Clinical Signs With Neurological Outcome After Cardiac Arrest," Howell Sasser, epidemiology; March 31, 127 Parran, 1 pm


"AIDS, Self-Transcendence and Quality of Life," Mary Pat Mellors; April 1, 451 Victoria, 10 am-noon


Women's History Month

"The History of Secology"; March 23 & 24, Ballroom WPU, March 23, 9 am-8 pm; March 24, 9 am-9 pm.

University Art Gallery

"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.


Cystic Fibrosis Research Ctr. Grant

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

Fall Term Textbook Order Deadline

Submit orders to The Book Center by April 7.

PUCC Prostate Cancer Funding

Applications for pilot projects in prostate cancer research due April 15 to Vinny Harasyn, 624-7816.

International Cabaret Ball

April 24, 6:30 pm; register by April 16 with Susan Langer, 1209 CL, 624-6150.


Degreed University staff interested in participating in commencement should contact the Office of Special Events by April 22 at 624-7100.

Competitive Medical Research Fund Grant

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

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of April 1-15. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm March 25 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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