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April 1, 1999


Thursday, April 1

Chemistry Colloquium

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

French & Italiam Lecture

"Voyageurs Francais en Suisse a la Fin des Lumi?res: Les Representations de la Democratie," Claude Reichler, U. of Lausanne; 144 CL, 5-6:15 pm

Friday, April 2

GSPIA Lecture

"A Metropolitan Development Commission for Montreal: Planning and Politics in Quebec, Canada," Raphael Fischler, McGill U.; 3J12 FQ, noon-1:30 pm

Senate BPC Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"One More Face of Realism," Elzbieta Kaluszynska, Polish Academy of Sciences; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Anthropology Colloquium

"Pots and Slavs: Archaeology, Ethnicity and the Construction of National Identities," Florin Curtin; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Pgh. Marathon Training Seminar

"Prevention of Running Injuries"; UPMC Passavant, 9100 Babcock Blvd., North Hills, 6:30 pm

Sunday, April 4

Compline Choir Concert

John Cannon, Memorial Park Presbyterian Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, April 5

Nursing Lecture

"Community-Based Educational Strategies to Improve High Blood Pressure Control in Inner City Los Angeles," Donald Morisky, UCLA; 129 Victoria, noon-1:30 pm

REES Lecture

"Profession: Intellectual," Dubravka Ugresic, UNC; 2P56 FQ, 3 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Decoding Iceland, Incorporating Multiplicities, Promising Genomics," Mike Fortun, Hampshire Coll.; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Tuesday, April 6

HA&A Colloquium

"Post-Colonial Electronic Media Theory," Maria Fernandez; 203 FFA, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Windows for Searle's Chinese Room," Herb Simon, CMU; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 FQ, 3 pm

HA&A Lecture

"The Loss of Innocence: Pompeii Between Past and Present," William Jongman, U. of Groningen; 203 FFA, 4 pm

Microtheory Economics Theory

"Not Invented Here," Tomas Sjostrom, PSU; 4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Sol-gel Derived Materials: Chemistry, Structure and Applications," Maryanne Collin-son, KS State; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Music Dept. Concert

Premieres of compositions by graduate students; FFA Aud., 8 pm (624-4125)

Wednesday, April 7

*Pitt Scouts for Food '99 through April 27; for pickup locations, call 383-1667.

Human Resources Workshop

"Managing the Difficult Employee"; 300 Craig, 9-11 am (To register: 624-8046)

Young Women in Science Day

3rd fl. teaching labs Scaife, 9:15 am-3 pm (648-9466)

Human Resources Workshop

"The Office of Human Resources About Campus: Question and Answer Session About HR Issues"; 100 Craig, 11 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

Women's Studies Lecture

"The Dominatrix & the Dandy: Gender & Authenticity in Catherine Frances Gore's 'Silver Fork' Novels," Andrea Hibbard; 2629 CL, noon-1 pm

Joint Pitt/CMU Microeco-nomics Seminar

"The Current Income Tax Credit and the Labor Supply of Married Couples," Hillary Hoynes, U. of CA; 4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Comparative Development Economics Seminar

"Aspects of the Leontief Pollution Model," Bernhard Boehm, U. of Tech., Vienna; 202 FFA, 3:30-5 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Molecular Mechanisms of Neurotransmitter Release: A Functional View," George Augustine, Duke; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

EcoForum Lecture

"Evolutionary Relationships and Diversification," Michael Donoghue, Harvard; Carnegie Museum of Art Aud., 7 pm (624-1299)

Thursday, April 8

Human Resources Workshop

"Developing and Managing Teams"; 100 Craig, 9 am- noon (To register: 624-8046)

Bioethics Lecture

"Is There a Difference Between Actively and Passively Hastening Death?" Alan Meisel, bioethics/law; lecture rm. 1 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Medicinal Chemistry of Novel Microtubule Perturbing Agents," Billy Day; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Joint Pitt/CMU Applied Microeconomics Seminar

"Do Stock Price Movements Reveal Profit Dissipation? An Investigation in the Gold Mining Industry," Severin Boren-stein; 1001 Hamburg Hall, CMU, 3:30-5 pm

Slavic Languages/Literatures Lecture

"Architecture of the Russian North: Historic Preservation and Social Crisis," William Brumfield, Tulane; 202 FFA, 4 pm

Organ Recital

Andrew Fletcher; Heinz Chapel, 7:30 pm (624-4157)

Friday, April 9

Computer Science Lecture

"The Automation of Computer Architecture: Yet Another Consequence of Moore's Law," B. Ramakrishna Rau, Hewlett-Packard Labs; LRDC Aud., 10:30-11:30 am

Pharmacology Seminar

"Spatial and Temporal Regulation of Calcium Signaling by CaM Kinase II," Howard Schulman, Stanford; 1395 BST, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Nature of Representation," Rick Grush; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Spring 1999 Midwest Macroeconomics Conference

FQ, through April 11; April 9, 12:30-7 pm; April 10, 8:30 am-9 pm; April 11, 8:15 am-12:30 pm (For specific schedule: 648-1746)

Psychology Colloquium

"The Terrible Twos: Says Who?" Jay Belsky, PSU; 221 Langley, 3 pm

Anthropology Colloquium

"Memories of La Matanza and Mestizaje in El Salvador," Jeffrey Gould; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Classics Lecture

"The Place of the Rural in Plato's Life and Writings," N.F. Jones; 149 CL, 3:30 pm

Comparative Development Economics Seminar

"Equality in Retreat, Income Distribution and Poverty in Transition China," Carl Riskin, Columbia; 5P56 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Law School Dinner

"A Celebration of Sell," honoring W. Edward Sell in his 50th year of teaching/leadership; Hilton Hotel, Downtown, 6 pm (648-1373)

A Bridge Across Concert

Yumiko Oshima-Ryan, piano; FFA Aud., 8 pm

Saturday, April 10

UPMC Sports Medicine Seminar

"Current Issues in Athletic Training"; lecture rm. 1 Scaife, 7:30 am-5:30 pm, and April 11, 8 am-12:15 pm (To register: 578-3320)

Marion O'Kellie McKay Economics Lectures

"The Crisis in Thailand: Evaluating Financial Systems," Robert Townsend, U. of Chicago; FFA Aud., 4 pm

"A 'Necessary' Condition for Essentiality of Money: Another Basis for Criticism of 'Short-Cut' Models," Neil Wallace, PSU; FFA Aud., 4 pm

Sunday, April 11

Thomas Kukucka Memorial Slovak Studies Lecture

"The West and the Slovak Press: Aid or Interference? Effective or Wasteful?" Jan George Frajkor, Carleton U., Ottawa; 1P56 FQ, 2 pm

Compline Choir Concert

H. Preston Showman, Third Presbyterian Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday, April 12

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 FQ, 3 pm

Tuesday, April 13

Blood Drive

Assembly Rm. WPU and 10th fl. BST, 8 am-3 pm

Human Resources 2-Day Workshop

"Just Do It: Career Management Workshop"; and April 20, 100 Craig, 9 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

HA&A Colloquium

"Illustrations as Commentary on Ovid's Metamorphosis 'Moralise,'" Renate Kosinski-Blumenthal, French & Italian; 203 FFA, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Suspended in Language: How Algebraic Quantum Theory Elucidates Bohr's Copenhagen Interpretation," Rob Clifton; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Senate Plant Utilization and Planning Mtg.

503 SIS, 1-3 pm

Comparative Development Economics Seminar

"Taxation and Evasion of the Presence of Extortion by Organized Crime," Michael Alexeev, IN U.; 4S56 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Microtheory Economics Seminar

"Coordination Conventions in Intergenerational Games: An Experiment in Lamarckian Evolutionary Dynamics," Barry Sopher, Rutgers; 4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Student Honors Recital

FFA Aud., 8 pm

Wednesday, April 14

KGSB Training Event

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

Women's Studies Lecture

"Madonnas/Whores, Victims/Vectors: Public Health Education's Image of Women," Lisa Parker, GSPH; 2629 CL, noon-1 pm

Human Resources Workshop

"The Learning Skills Center…Not Just for Students"; 100 Craig, noon-1:30 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Working Together Consor-tium's Health Initiative

Karen Wolk Feinstein, Jewish Healthcare Fnd. of Pgh., and Paul O'Neill, Alcoa; GSPH Aud., 4:30-6 pm (624-6104)

KGSB Info Session

"Master Your Business With a Katz Executive MBA"; 309 Mervis, 6-7:30 pm (624-1039)

University Chamber Orchestra Concert

Bellefield Aud., 8 pm

Thursday, April 15

Human Resources Workshop

"Degree and Certificate Programs for Staff"; 100 Craig, noon-1:30 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Ph.D. Defense


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


"An Assessment of Information Literacy Among Graduating Teacher Education Majors of Four Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (SSHE) Universities," Lut Nero, library science; April 5, 503 IS, 2-4 pm


"Lipschitz Extensions in the Heisenberg Group," Thomas Bieske, mathematics; April 6, 704 Thackeray, 1 pm


"Late-Quaternary Vegetation and Climate History Near Grass Lake, Southern Cascade Range, California," Katharine Hakala, geology/planetary science; April 7, 205 Thaw, 2:30-4 pm


"Language in the Brain: FMRI Studies of Sentence Comprehension," Marcel Just, linguistics; April 7, 144 CL, 3 pm


"Contingency Selection in Plan Generation," Nilufer Onder, computer science; April 9, 338 Eberly, 2 pm


"Aspects of the Theory of Qualitative Rational Belief Change," Stephen Glaister, philosophy; April 12, 1001D CL, 9 am


"Nurse Executives' Experiences of Social Support in a Managed Care Environment," Mary O'Connor Cook; April 14, 430 Victoria, 2 pm


Kuntu Theatre Productions

"Keepers of the Dream"; April 7-18, Pgh. City Theatre's Lester Hamburg studio space, South Side, Wed.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm, matinee April 16 at 11 am;

"Papa's Blues," directed by Vernell Lillie; April 14-May 1, Studio Theatre. (Call for performance times: 624-7529)

Theatre Arts Production

"Our Town," directed by Kathleen George; through April 18, Stephen Foster Theatre, Wed.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm (624-7529)


Fall Term Textbook Orders

Due April 7.


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

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of April 15-29. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm April 8 at 308 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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