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September 26, 1996



Ctr. for Executive Education Seminar

"Purchasing Techniques for Buyers";

also Sept. 27, Holiday Inn Univ. Ctr. Oakland Rm., 8:30 am-5 pm (To register: 648-1600)

REES Lecture

"Romania on the Eve of Presidential Elections,"

Vasile Boari, Vasile Vese and Alexander Vari, Babes-Bolyai U., Romania;

4E51 FQ, noon

Latin American Studies Lecture

"Affirmative Action — In Brazil?"

G. Reid Andrews, history; 3P11 FQ, noon

Human Resources TIAA-CREF Seminar

"Just Starting Out";

WPU Ballroom, noon-1:30 pm (624-8068)

KGSB Seminar

"Sales Tips for Retail and Corporate Salespeople,"

Sal Greco, The Communication Coach;

One Mellon Bank Ctr., Level A, Downtown, 12:15-1 pm (648-1528)

UPMC Lecture

Daniel Barry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, will talk about experiences as a NASA mission specialist;

LHAS Aud. Montefiore, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Electrochemistry Without Redox: Processes at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces,"

Petr Vanysek, Northern Ill.;

Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Geology and Planetary Science Seminar

"Habitable Zones Around Other Stars,"

James Kasting;

203 Thaw, 4 pm (624-8876)

Law Lecture

"Fifty Years Later: Reflections on Nuremberg,"

Benjamin Ferencz and Henry King, Nuremberg prosecutors;

Teplitz Courtroom, 6 pm (648-7023)

Jewish Studies Lecture

"New Wine in Old Skins: Recent Scholarship on the Death of Jesus of Nazareth,"

Rebecca Denova;

WPU Kurtzman Rm., 7:30 pm Pgh.

Cuba Coalition Lecture

"The Cuban Controversy: A Cuban View of the U.S. Embargo,"

Orlaida Cabrera Gutierrez, Cuban Inst. for Friendship With the People in Havana;

FFA Aud., 7:30 pm


Scientific Symposium

"First Annual Biomedical Graduate Student Association Symposium";

1395 BST, 9 am-4 pm (648-1487)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"On the Logic of Evolution: A Cautionary Fable,"

Gerald Massey; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Exploring the Relationship Between Tetrachlorohydro-quinone Dehalogenase and the Glutathione S-Transferase Family,"

Shelley Copley, U. of Col.;

Ashe Aud. Chevron; 2:30 pm

Classics Lecture

"Indo-European Poetic Formulas in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries A.D.,"

Edwin Floyd; 149 CL, 3 pm

Anthropology Colloquium

"A Death to Pay For: Film Making in Papua New Guinea, 1995,"

Andrew Strathern; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

REES Graduate Assn. Meeting

4J51 FQ, 3:30 pm

Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry Seminar

"HIV Molecular Evolution: Implications for Drug Resistance and Pathogenesis,"

Andrew Kaplan, U. of Cal.; 1295 BST, 4 pm (648-9458)

CLAS Student Assn. Meeting

WPU Dining Rm. B, 6:30-8:30 pm (383-1134)

Allegheny Observatory

Open House 7-10 pm (To register: 321-2401)


Ukrainian Renaissance Festival also Sept. 29; CL Commons Rm., noon-6 pm

UN Women's Conference

One Year Later Clapp aud., 10 am-5 pm with national teleconference 2-4 pm (648-1169)

Ukrainian Festival Concert

"Voloshky," Ukrainian dancers;

Bellefield, 6 pm (279-4132)


Johnstown Campus Performance

"The Snow White Show";

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 2 pm (814-269-7200)

Ukrainian Renaissance Festival

Concert Heinz Chapel, 3:30 pm (648-7407)

Music Dept. Concert

"A Concert of 20th Century Guitar Music,"

Student Guitar Ensemble with soloist James Marron, U. of Akron;

FFA Aud., 4 pm

Compline Choir Concert

Organist John Miller, St. Mary of the Assumption;

Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm


History Lecture

"Political Awakening: Berlin, Exile and the Anti-Fascist Movement,"

George Mosse; 2K56 FQ, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthesis: Divergent Routes to a Common Goal,"

Dieter Soll, Yale; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm



Equipoise Advisory Committee Open Forum

"The Dawning of a New Day: African Americans at the University of Pittsburgh";

WPU Dining Rm. B, 9 am-noon (624-4221)


"Gender Parity and Economic Development in the Ecuadorean Andes,"

Sarah Hamilton, U. of KY; 4E51 FQ, noon-1 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Science of Science Discussion Group at Harvard, 1940-41,"

Gary Hardcastle, Virginia Tech; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

1K56 FQ, 3 pm

Johnstown Campus Lecture

Jonathan Karl, author, on the effects of younger Americans in this election year;

Cambria Rm., UPJ, 7:30 pm (814-269-2083)


History Lecture

"Fear, Loathing and Xenophobia in the Communist International,"

Bill Chase; 3P11 FQ, noon

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Suite 500 Medical Arts Bldg., noon (383-1813)

CLAS/Katz Seminar

"Business and Employment Opportunities in Brazil,"

Ricardo Alves Faustino, Banco Itau S.A.; 180 Mervis, noon-1 pm (648-1509)

Southern Cone Studies Group Meeting

Robert Barker, Duquesne School of Law, will discuss his research on the constitution in Argentina;

4E51 FQ, 1:30 pm (648-7612)

Asian Studies Program Lecture

"The Pattern and Mechanics of the East Asian Industrial Migrations and the Economic Development of Korea,"

Ungsuh Park, economics;

2M56 FQ, 2 pm

Linguistics Colloquium

"Argument Alternation and Predicate Semantic Transfer,"

David Dowty, Ohio State;

144 CL, 3 pm

Classics Lecture

"Builders and Building at the Villa of Torro de Palma, Portugal,"

Stephanie Maloney, U. of Louisville;

202 FFA, 8:15 pm


Medical Symposium

"Outcomes Based Research Topics";

1102 Scaife, 10 am-noon

LAS Advisory Committee Meeting

4E51 FQ, noon-1 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

"Genetic Epidemiology: Living Life on Two Edges," Christopher Aston, human genetics;

A-115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Pushing and Pulling Molecules and Molecular Assemblies: Probing Intermolecular Forces, Friction and Mechanics by Probe Microscopy,"

Charles Lieber, Harvard;

Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Medical Lecture

"Patient Care Systems in a Managed Care Environment,"

Harold Luft, U. of Cal.;

lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 4 pm

Women's Studies Lecture

"Masculinity in Feminist Theory,"

Judith Kegan Gardiner, U. of Ill.; 501 CL, 4 pm


Senate BPC Meeting

512 CL, noon-2 pm Medical

Ethics Lecture

"Ethical Issues in Managed Care for the Elderly,"

Mark Wicclair, WVU; Aud. 6 Scaife, noon-1 pm

International Studies in Education Seminar

"Report on the Private-Sector Education Development Projects in Laos";

5P22 FQ, noon-1 pm (648-1202)

CLAS/Katz Seminar

"Business and Employment Opportunities in Mexico,"

Vincent Galdeano Cementos Aspasco, S.A. de C.V.;

101 Mervis, noon-1 pm (648-1509)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Durkheim on the Causes and Functions of the Categories,"

Warren Schmaus, Ill. Inst. of Tech.; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Anthropology Colloquium

"The Politics of Art: Tourism, Cultural Trinketization and Ethnic Negotiation in Tana Toraja (Sulawesi, Indonesia),

" Kathleen Adams, Loyola;

3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Ctr. on American Politics and Society Lecture

"Affirmative Action Revisited,"

Carol Swain, Princeton; 4R51 FQ, 3:15 pm

CLASA Meeting

WPU Dining Rm. B, 6:30 pm (383-1134)

Latin American Dance Rehearsals

Every Friday; Bellefield, 7 pm (521-1968)

Homecoming Activities

Fireworks and laser show;

Bigelow Blvd. between CL and WPU, 9 pm


WPIC Conference

"Treatment Advances in Mental Health Practice,"

Jack Cahalane and Michael Thase, UPMC; WPIC 2nd fl. Aud., 9 am-3:30 pm (To register: 647-8219)

Pitt Football vs. Temple;

Stadium, 1:30 pm (648-PITT)


Ctr. for American Music Concert

"The Joe Negri Quartet with Sandy Staley";

Stephen Foster, 2:30 pm (624-4100)

Organ Concert

Robert Lord, University organist;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Compline Choir Concert

Organist Joyce Moon Strobel, St. Stephen Luthern Church;

Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm


Board of Trustees Audit Committee

Meeting 107 CL, 3 pm (624-4238)

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Neighbor Interactions and the Dynamics of a Pioneer Tree,"

David Peart, Dartmouth; 169 Crawford, 4 pm

Dean's Forum on the Ethics of Information in Society

"Give Us Back Our Good Names: Media, Ethics and Character,"

Martin Walker, U.S. bureau chief, The Guardian; FFA Aud., 5-6 pm

Human Resources


"Realities of Retirement";

WPU Kurtzman Rm., 5-6:30 pm (624-8068)


HA&A Colloquium

"A Gap in the Liturgical History of Florence Cathedral and a Byzantine Casket Rich Enough to Fill It,"

Franklin Toker; 203 FFA, noon


"The Myth of the Male Breadwinner: The Case of Spanish-Speaking Caribbean,"

Hlene Safa, U. of FL/Gainesville;

5E58 FQ, noon-1 pm

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Suite 500 Medical Arts Bldg., noon (383-1813)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Some Virtues and Vices of Recent Bohm-Like Theories,"

Jeffrey Barrett, U. of Cal.; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Human Resources TIAA-CREF Seminar

"Realities of Retirement";

WPU Kurtzman Rm., noon-1:30 pm (624-8068)


KGSB Seminar

"The Mechanics of Starting a Small Business";

180 Mervis, 8-10 am (To register: 648-1544)

Ctr. for Executive Education Seminar

"Engineer as Manager";

also Oct. 10, 208 CL, 9 am-4:30 pm (To register: 648-1600)

Staff Association Council Meeting

2M/2P56 FQ, noon-2 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

"Aging and Continuity in a Rural Japanese Hamlet,"

John Traphagan, anthropology;

4K56 FQ, 2:30-4 pm

Bayer Chemistry Lecture

"From Molecular Recognition to Medicinal Chemistry,"

Francois Diederich, Zurich;

Ashe Aud. Chevron, 5:30 pm

Women's Studies Rally

"Confronting Violence Against Women,"

Denise Brown; WPU Assembly Rm., 7 pm (624-6485)


History Lecture

"High Culture in Black Pittsburgh,"

Larry Glasco;

3P11 FQ, noon

Southern Cone Group Meeting

"Business in Chile,"

Walter Fraser, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria;

3G52 FQ, noon (648-7612)

Bayer Chemistry Lecture

"Functional Nanomaterials from Fullerene and Acetylene Molecular Scaffolding,"

Francois Diederich, Zurich;

Ashe Aud. Chevron, 3:30 pm

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Reception

3M/3P FQ, 4:30-6 pm (624-6224)

Ph.D. Defense


"Out of the Central Front "Trap": Bureaucratic Factors, Regime Norms and the Canadian Military Presence in Germany,"

Marc Rioux;

Sept. 27, 3G52 FQ, 10:30 am


"IPO Anomalies, Truncated Excess Supply and Heterogeneous Information,"

Roy H.M. Sembel;

Sept. 27, 280 Mervis, 2:30 pm


"Customization: Impact on Product and Performance,"

Vishwanath Hedge; Sept. 30, 359 Mervis, 11:15 am


"Mannosidosis: Expression, Identification and Mutation Analysis of the ManB Gene Encoding Human Lysosomal Alpha-Mannosidase,"

Weiching Wang, human genetics;

Oct. 3, 1295 BST, 10:30 am-12:30 pm


"Gene Transfer Approaches for the Treatment of Metachromatic Leukodystrophy,"

Randall Dean Learish; Oct. 10, 1295 BST, 1 pm


History of Art & Architecture Dept.

"Samuel Parsons Jr. and the Art of Landscape,"

through Oct. 20,

University Art Gallery

Study Abroad Photo Exhibit

"Worldwide Reflections";

through Sept. 27, WPU Connie Kimbo Gallery (648-7413)

Johnstown Campus Exhibit

"Eleanor Zygler Retrospective,"

through Oct. 6, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, UPJ


Kuntu Repertory Performance

"The Trial of One Short-Sighted Black Woman Versus Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae";

through Oct. 5, Stephen Foster, Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 4 pm (624-7298)


Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Awards

Nomination letters due by Oct. 7 to Jack Daniel, 801 CL.

Fulbright Grants

Applications for grants are due Oct. 7. Contact Annagene Yucas, UCIS, 4G FQ.

Teaching Evaluation Surveys

Completed request forms for fall are due in G-39 CL by Oct. 7. Faculty who have not received one can obtain them from their department chair or call 624-6147.

Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Awards

Nomination letters due by Oct. 18 to Beverly Harris-Schenz, 826 CL.

Chancellor's Distinguished Research Awards

Nomination letters due by Oct. 18 to George Klinzing, 801 CL.

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Thursday, Oct. 10. It will contain events of Oct. 10 – 24. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information will not be accepted over the phone but can be sent by FAX: 624-4579 or e-mail to For additional information about calendar deadlines, call 624-1376.

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