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May 13, 1999



Thursday, May 13

UPCI Research Seminar

"1A, 25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3: A Steroid Hormone Which Produces Biological Responses by Both Genomic and Rapid Response Signal Transduction Pathways," Anthony Norman, U. of CA-Riverside; S123 BST, 12:30-1:30 pm

Conference on Nuclear Weapons

"The World of Nuclear Weapons: Dangers and Opportunities"; also May 14; conference sessions begin 1 pm, Lawrence Hall; dinner 6 pm, PAA (521-9043)

Chemistry Colloquium

"Encapsulated Electroactive Molecules: Control of Electron Transfer in Redox-Active Supramolecules," Christopher Gorman, NC State; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Pharmacogenomics Discussion

"Gene Therapy Using Non-Viral Vectors," Leaf Huang, pharmacology; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm

Friday, May 14

* Summer session 1 add/drop period ends.

Conference on Nuclear Weapons

"Journey to a World Without Nuclear Weapons"; conference sessions begin 8:30 am, Lawrence Hall; lunch 12:15 pm, PAA (521-9043)

WPIC Lecture

"Biosocial Bases of Violence," Adrian Raine, USC; S100 BST, 10:30 am-noon (624-0750)

Senate BPC Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon-2 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

"Involvement of Superoxide in Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Acquisition," Eric Klann, neuroscience; 1395 BST, noon

Monday, May 17

* Summer 12-week, 1st 6-week, 1st 4-week sessions registration end and classes begin.

Allegheny County Family Support Conference

"Mobilizing Partnerships: Family Support and Economic Development"; Sheraton Hotel, Station Square, 8:30 am-4 pm (To register: 624-2785)

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Probing the Components of Intracellular Ca2+ Release: Identification of the Skeletal Muscle Dantrolene Receptor," Jerome Parness, Robert Wood Johnson Med. School; 1695 BST, noon

Pitt Ambassadors Scholarship Dinner

Robert J. Dole, former Senate majority leader; Pgh. Hilton and Towers, Downtown, 6 pm (To register: 624-3912)

Tuesday, May 18

Human Resources Workshop

"Using 360 Degrees Feedback for Individual and Organizational Development"; 100 Craig, 10 am-noon (To register: 624-8048)

SAC Oakland Clean-Up

"Adopt-a-Block"; 4:30-6:30 pm (For location: 624-4236)

Wednesday, May 19

* Summer intersession deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean's office.

* Summer 1st 4-week and 1st 6-week sessions add/drop periods ends.

Samuel Francis School Law Symposium

Adressing legal issues affecting public schools; also May 20; WPU (648-7169; 648-7086)

KGSB Training Event

"The Power of Planning"; University Club, 8 am-3 pm (648-1542)

Pathology Seminar

"How Neural Transplantation Can Work in Patients With Neurodegenerative Disease," Ole Isacson, Harvard; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

FSAP Workshop

"The Mother Dance: Discussion of the Book by Harriet Lerner," Mary Heath; Dining Rm. B WPU, noon-1 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Structure-Driven Functional Analysis of K Channels," Christopher Miller, Brandeis; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

UPCI Melanoma Screenings

Dermatology outpatient unit, 5th fl. Falk Clinic, 4:30-5:30 pm (624-1115)

Thursday, May 20

Pharmacogenomics Discussion/Lecture

"Genetics of Age-Related Maculopathy–A Model for the Study of Late-Onset Complex Genetic Disorders," Michael Gorin, human genetics; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm

Friday, May 21

* Traditional summer term add/drop period ends.

WPIC Mental Health Conference

"10 Years of Dual Diagnosis Treatment: What Have We Learned?"; WPU, 8:15 am-4:30 pm (To register: 624-2785)

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Mechanisms of Selective Transport in the Early Secretory Pathway," Meir Ardor, Scripps Research Inst.; S216 BST, 11 am

Monday, May 24

* Summer 12-week session add/drop period ends.

Tuesday, May 25

Chemical Hygiene/Lab Safety Training

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

Wednesday, May 26

Human Resources Workshop

"Supervisory Skills: Coaching for Success"; 100 Craig, 9 am-4:30 pm (To register: 624-8048)

Pathology Seminar

"Chromosome Translocations and Leukemia: Where's the Specificity?" Warren Pear, Penn; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., noon

KGSB Info Session

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

Thursday, May 27

Alzheimer Lecture

"Social Support Networks of Impaired Older Adults and Their Caregivers: A Qualitative Approach," Marcie Nightingale; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm (692-2700)

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"P450 Kinetics and Energitics: Predicting Human Drug Metabolism," Kenneth Korzekwa; 1104 UPMC conf. ctr., 4-5 pm

Ph.D. Defense


"Political Support in a Fragile Democracy," Damarys Can-ache, political science; May 18, 4L51 FQ, 10 am


"What You Get Is What You See: The Choice and Use of Features in Comparing and Classifying Protein Structures," Ethan Benatan, biological sciences; May 21, A220 Langley, 10:30 am


"Cellular Factors in Herpes Simplex Virus ICP4-Mediated Activated Transcription," Michael Carrozza; May 24, 1295 BST, 1 pm

Social Work

"A Study of Risk and Protective Factors That Influence School Performance in African American Seniors," Margaret Smith; May 27, 2309 CL, 1 pm


Pitt Theatre Production

"Nora," directed by Brian Carney; Studio Theatre, May 20-22, 27-29, 8 pm; May 23 & 29, 2 pm (624-6568)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

Auditions For "Sing, Black Hammer"; May 20-22, Stephen Foster Aud., May 20 & 21, 6:30-10 pm; May 22, 10 am-3 pm (624-7298)


Generations Together Exhibit

"Arts Across the Generations"; through May 30, Connie Kimbo Gallery WPU. Gallery opened by request at WPU info booth. (648-7154)

Johnstown Campus Exhibit

"Personal Visions: The Art of Adrienne Heinrich and Aileen Zollweg"; through June 27,

Southern Alleghenies Musuem of Art, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, M-F, 9:30 am-4:30 pm (814/269-7234)


Teaching Evaluation Surveys

Requests should be mailed immediately for intersession classes and by May 20 for 4WK1/6WK1/SES1 classes to G-39 CL. (624-6147)

Pitt-Flex Deadline

Changes or enrollment forms are due by May 28 to 200B Craig.

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 May 27-June 10. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm May 20 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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