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November 7, 1996



Information Science/Telecommunication Colloquium

"The Link-to-Learn Project";

409 LIS, 11 am

Reproductive Physiology Lecture

"Novel Mechanisms for the Regulation of GnRH Gene Expression During Development,"

Andrea Gore, Mt. Sinai;

BST 14th fl. conf. rm., noon

REES Lecture

"Making Markets: The Case of Russia's Transition, 1991-1995,"

Jeffrey Hass; 4E51 FQ, 12:30-1:30 pm (648-7407)

Organization Development Workshop "Introduction to Group Problem-Solving Skills";

100 Craig, 1:30-4:30 pm

Tree Planting Ceremony

In memory of Mary E. Connor; CL Bellefield side walkway, 2:30 pm

Kaufman Chemistry Lecture

"Topographies and Dynamics of Many-Dimensional Potential Surfaces,"

R.S. Berry, U. of Chicago;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 3 pm

Molecular Genetics/Biochemistry Seminar

"Familial Skewed X-inactivation: A Molecular Trait Associated With High Spontaneous Abortion,"

Elena Pegoraro;

1295 BST, 3:30 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

"Risk Assessment,"

Gregg Claycamp, environmental/occupational health;

A-115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Seminar

"Geoarchaeological Evidence from Peru for a 5000 Years B.P. Onset of El Nino,"

Harold Rollins; 203 Thaw, 4 pm (624-8876)

History of Medicine Lecture

"The Unwelcomed Messenger: Dr. Joseph Goldberger and the Hunt for the Pellagra Germ,"

Allan Draut, American U.; Scaife lecture rm. 5, 6 pm

Law Lecture

"Lawyer, Civil Rights Activist and Writer,"

Derrick Bell, author; Teplitz Courtroom, law school, 6 pm (648-1305)

UNIFEM Benefit Program/Reception

Guest Nasri Hussein Adam; 2M/2P56 FQ, 6:30 pm (241-1702)

Johnstown Campus Performance

"Annie Get Your Gun";

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 8 pm (814-269-7200)


Women's Studies Luncheon

2629 CL, 11:30 am-1 pm (624-6485)

Pharmacology Seminar

"Supramolecular Assemblies for Gene Transfer,"

Leaf Huang; 1395 BST, noon (648-9400)

WPIC Conference

"Treating Anxiety Disorders With the New Antidepressants";

Sheraton Station Square, noon-4:45 pm (To register: 647-8219)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Evolutionary and Genetic Factors Influencing Reproduction,"

Thomas Gill; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

"Moving On: Obtaining Postdoctoral Positions & Permanent Employment";

WPIC 2nd fl. aud., 1-4 pm (To register: 648-7351)

GSPIA Conference "Moving Beyond the Poverty of Developmentalism," Arturo Escobar, U. of Mass.; 2M/2P56 FQ, 1-5 pm (441-9204)

Classics Lecture

"Parmenides and II Copernico: A New Classical Connection in the Work of Giacomo Leopardi,"

Daniel Schoos; 1518 CL, 3 pm


Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

"Moving On: Obtaining Postdoctoral Positions & Permanent Employment";

WPIC 2nd fl. aud., 9 am-4 pm (To register: 648-7351)

Caribbean Night Dinner/Dance

Holiday Inn, Oakland, 7 pm-1:30 am (682-3337)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

Performance With Derrick Bell Kuntu will accompany Bell's narrative from "Gospel Choirs: Psalms of Survival in an Alien Land Called Home";

FFA Aud., 7:30 pm (624-7298)


Heinz Chapel Concert

Organist Robert Lord, University organist;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (624-4125)

Classics Lecture

"That Old Ruin, The Parthenon,"

Eugene Borza, PSU; FFA Aud., 8 pm

Compline Concert

Organist J. Richard Szeremany, East Liberty Presbyterian Church;

Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm


Clinical Pharmacology Lecture

"PET Studies of Neurotransmitter Interactions,"

Gwenn Smith, psychiatry/radiology; 1103 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Lecture

"Life, the Universe and Everything: Tales of a Meteorites Hunter,"

William Cassidy; G-23 GSPH, 1-1:50 pm

Classics Lecture

"The Ethnicity of the Ancient Macedonians: Some Modern Repercussions,"

Eugene Borza, PSU;

1518 CL, 2 pm

FFA Lecture

"Cultural Pluralism: Implications for Higher Education in the 21st Century,"

Janice Hamlet, Shippensburg;

WPU Assembly Rm., 2 pm

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 FQ, 3 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Evolution of Underwater Hearing of Whales,"

Zhexi Luo, Carnegie Museum of Natural History;

169 Crawford, 4 pm

Pgh. Chamber Music Concert

Lakichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio;

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (624-4129)


English Lecture

"Invisible Man and the Birth of a Nation,"

Hortense Spillers, Cornell;

501 CL, 9:30 am (624-6509)

Human Resources TIAA-CREF Seminar

"Retirement Planning"; WPU Kurtzman Rm., noon-3 pm or 5-8 pm (624-8068)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Revisionism and Critique, or, Did Mach Reject Relativity Theory?"

Gereon Wolters, U. of Konstanz, Germany; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

American Politics & Society Panel Discussion

"The 1996 Elections–November 5th and Beyond,"

Jonathan Hurwitz; John Kessel, OSU;

Jeffery Mondak; Mark Peterson;

Michael Traugott, U. of Mich.; 2M/2P56 FQ, 2 pm

Theatre Arts

Panel Discussion

"Shakespeare in Sable: The Experiences of African-American Actors in Shakespeare";

144 CL, 4 pm

Medical Lecture

"Forensic Pathology,"

Cyril Wecht, Allegheny Cty. coroner;

Scaife lecture rm. 3, 4th fl., 7 pm


Intercultural Bag Lunch

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

SAC Meeting 2M/2P56 FQ, noon-2 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Locality, Independence and the Pro-Liberty Bell,"

Huw Price, U. of Sydney, Australia;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Linguistics Colloquium

"A New Epi-Olmec Text Segment,"

Terry Kaufman, anthropology, John Justeson, SUNY;

144 CL, 3 pm


"Exploring Cultural Diversity Through the Arts,"

program for upper elementary & middle school teachers;

2K56 FQ, 4:30-7:30 pm (648-7418)

Thursday Organizational Development Workshop

"Parking and Transportation Services"; Forbes Pavilion, 9 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

HA&A Colloquium

"The Lancelot Project: Exploring Medieval Manuscripts Using a Geographical Information System (GIS),"

Gouray Cai & Ken Sochats, information science/telecommunications;

Alison Stones; 409 LIS, 11 am

Reproductive Physiology Lecture

"Paracrine Regulation in the Reproductive Tract of Rhesus Macaques,"

Ov Slayden, Oregon Primate Research Ctr.;

BST 14th fl. conf. rm., noon

Study Abroad Coffee Hour

4G FQ, noon-1:30 pm (648-7413)

Medical Ethics Lecture

"Rabbinical Perspectives on Brain Death,"

Daniel Schiff, Stephen Steindel and Joseph Weiss;

Scaife Aud. 5, noon-1 pm

Chemistry Lecture

"An Experimental and Computational Approach to the Synthesis, Reactivity and Stability of Carbanions,"

Steven Kass, U. of Minn.;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

History Lecture

"Memory Matters: The 50th Anniversary of World War II–One Year Later,"

Carol Gluck, Columbia;

1P56 FQ, 3 pm

Classics Lecture

"Life and Death in Dark Age Crete: The Evidence from Kavousi,"

Leslie Day, Wabash Coll.; 116 CL, 3:30 pm

Molecular Genetics/Biochemistry Seminar

"Regulation of GVH Alloresponses In Vivo by B7-CD28/CTLA-4 and CD40:CD40L Pathways,"

Bruce Blazar, U. of Minn.;

1295 BST, 3:30 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Seminar

"Late Holocene Lake Superior Isostatic and Climatic Lake-Level Change,"

Curtis Larsen; 203 Thaw, 4 pm (624-8776)

Chemistry Lecture

"Nanomaterials and Nanoelec-trochemistry,"

Charles Martin, Col. State; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Friday Law Library Used Book Sale Law School 1st fl., 10 am-4 pm (648-1330)

Pharmacology Seminar

"Characterization of a Novel Human Protein Linking Copper Homeostasis and Cellular Antioxidant Defense,"

Jonathan Gitlin, Wash. U.; 1395 BST, noon (648-9400)

Senate BPC Meeting

512 CL, noon-2 pm

Anthropology Lecture

"Mothers Helping Daughters to Become Mothers: The Socio-Cultural Context of Satogaeri Childbirth in Contemporary Japan,"

Debbie Fiedler, Gettysburg Coll.;

3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Limits of Teleology: Aristotle's Meteorology IV.12,"

Mary Louise Gill, classics;

817R CL, 3:30 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

Talujon Percussion Quartet;

FFA Aud., 8 pm (624-4125)

Sunday Compline Concert

Organist David Durkop, First Presbyterian Church; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm

Monday Social Work Workshop

"Co-Parenting," Phil Washington, Washington Consulting and Training; 2017C CL, 9 am-4:30 pm (624-3711)

Computer Science Seminar

"A Framework for Modeling and Prototyping Real-Time Dependable Systems,"

Yeong-Jia Chen; 338 Alumni, 9:30 am

Clinical Pharmacology Lecture

"Cardiac and Renal Effects of Caffeine in Spontaneously Hypertensive, Heart Failure (SHHF/Mcc-fa) Rats,"

Stevan Tofovic;

1104 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Oracle Information Session

For administrators and technical support persons responsible for budget and financial data;

205 David Lawerence, 2-3 pm (624-6580)

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Mechanism and Structure of the T7 DNA Helicase,"

Smita Patel, OSU;

169 Crawford, 4 pm


Intercultural Bag Lunch

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

Cardiology Seminar

"Everything You Couldn't Afford to Ask Your Cardiologist";

1103 Scaife, noon (647-3430)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"How Theories on Different Cognitive Levels Are Related,"

Fritz Rohrlich, Syracuse;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

New Works for Violin and Piano, Eric Moe & Roger Zahab;

FFA Aud., 8 pm (624-4125)


Oracle Information Session For administrators and technical support persons responsible for budget and financial data; 720 Benedum, 10:30-11:30 am (624-6580)

Asian Studies Lecture

"Vietnamese Experiences: Remarks by Pitt Undergraduate Students Who Have Studied Abroad": "Culture Change & Martial Values in Ho Chi Minh City,"

Damon Hill, anthropology;

"Vietnamese Business Environment: The Opinions of Private Business Owners in Ho Chi Minh City,"

Douglas LeVann, political science/economics;

4E51 FQ, 3 pm

Pathology Seminar

"Pathologic Approach to Diffuse Lung Disease–Recent Advances,"

Thomas Colby, Mayo Clinic, Arizona;

Scaife lecture rm. 3, 4 pm (648-1040)

Theatre Arts Panel Discussion

"A King of Infinite Space: Science in Shakespeare and Stoppard";

139 CL, 4 pm

Summer Study Abroad Open House

4G FQ, 4 pm (648-7413)

Music Recital

Hee-Sun Kim, kayagum; FFA Aud., 8 pm (624-4125)


Organizational Development Workshop

"A New Look at Time Management";

100 Craig, 9 am-4 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Alzheimer Lecture

"Estrogen and Depression,"

Mary Wylie, UPMC; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm (692-2700)

Chemistry Lecture

"Novel Supramolecular Assemblies for Gene Transfer,"

Leaf Huang, UPMC;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

"Experiences in the Economic Section, Embassy of the United States–Manila, the Philippines,"

Alvin Paligutan, GSPIA;

4J51 FQ, 3 pm

Chemistry Lecture

"Study of Chiral Surfaces Using Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy,"

Janice Hicks, Georgetown;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Seminar

"Tectonics of the Latern Hill Fault, S.E. Connecticut: Evidence for the Embryonic Opening of the Atlantic Ocean,"

Robert Altimiera; 203 Thaw, 4 pm

Javanese Gamelan Ensemble Open House

309 Bellefield, 7 pm (624-4125)

Ph.D. Defense


"A Lesser Vision: The Novels of V.V. Krestovskii,"

Grazyna Lipska Kabat, Slavic languages/literatures;

Nov. 8, 1401 CL, 1 pm


"Semiclassical Electron Transport Within the Excited Hydrogen Atom in a Pulsed Microwave Electric Field,"

Luca Camillo Perotti, physics/astronomy;

Nov. 19, 103 Allen, 2:30 pm


"Ballots, Bullets and Blood: The Political Transformation, VA, 1850-1874,"

Michael Naragon, history;

Nov. 20, 3M51 FQ, 9 am


PrintMakers '96 Exhibition

Contemporary original American prints;

FFA Gallery, through Dec. 12, Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm

Alliance College Polish Collection Exhibition

363 Hillman, Mon.-Fri. 9 am-5 pm through Dec. 20.


Theatre Arts Production

"Hamlet," directed by W. Stephen Coleman;

Stephen Foster, Nov. 9, 12, 14, 19 & 21 at 8 pm; Nov. 10 &16 at 2 pm (624-0933)

Theatre Arts Production

"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,"

directed by W. Stephen Coleman;

Stephen Foster, Nov. 7, 8, 13, 15 & 20 at 8 pm;

Nov. 9 &17 at 2 pm (624-0933)


Pgh. Tissue Engineering Initiative

Research Grant Proposals due Nov. 22. For information, 383-9703.

Alumni Council

Children's Holiday Party Reservations must be received by Nov. 27 at 300 Craig or call 624-8229.

Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program

Grants for Study Abroad John G. Bowman faculty grant application forms can be obtained in 1209 CL and are due by noon, Dec. 2.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Research Development Program

Grant Proposals due Dec. 13 to Raymond Frizzell, S368 BST. (648-9362)

Central Research Development Fund

Small Grant Proposals due by 4 pm Jan. 17 to 350 Thackeray.

East Asian Fellowship

Application due by Jan. 31 to 4E05 FQ. (648-7367)

Samsung Korean Research Grant Application due by Jan. 31 to 4E05 FQ. (648-7371)

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Thursday, Nov. 21. It will contain events of Nov. 21-Dec. 5. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 p.m. Nov. 14 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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