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April 17, 1997



UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Exploiting the Immuno-stimulatory Potential of Dendritic Cells to Generate Tumor-Specific T Cell Responses,"

Elizabeth Hiltbold and Melina Soares, molecular genetics/biochemistry;

W995 BST, noon

REES Presentation

"Collaborative Research on the Health Consequences of Nuclear Weapons Production in the Chelyabinsk Region,"

Richard Day, biostatistics, and Niel Wald, environmental/occupational health;

4E51 FQ, noon

Alzheimer Lecture

"ADL Interventions for Nursing Home Residents With Dementia,"

Joan Rogers, occupational therapy & psychiatry;

ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore;

noon-1 pm

Macroeconomic Seminar

"Macroeconomic Stability and Underdevelopment Traps,"

Iulia Igescu; 4P58 FQ, 3:30-5 pm

Johnstown Campus Workshop

"Starting an Herb Garden,"

Barbara Shaffer;

Living/Learning Ctr., UPJ, 7 pm (To register: 814-535-3732)

Jazz Ensemble Concert

WPU Assembly Rm., 8 pm (624-4125)


*Last day for undergraduate day classes

Pharmacology Seminar

"Nitric Oxide as a Signaling Molecule in Airway Epithelium,"

Kenneth Adler, NC State; 1395 BST, noon (648-9400)

Pitt/CMU Joint Applied Microeconomic Seminar

"Differentiated Product Models From a Combination of Macro & Micro Data: Autos Once Again,"

Ariel Pakes, Yale;

145 GSIA, CMU, 12:30-2 pm

Anthropology Colloquium

"Towards an Archaeology of Landscapes,"

Clark Erikson, Penn; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Manifest and Scientific Image: A Critique,"

Bas van Fraassen, Princeton; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Micro Theory Seminar

"Learning Decision Rules in Ultimatum Games,"

Vesna Prasnikar, U. of Ljubljana; 4S56 FQ, 3:30-5 pm


HA&A Symposium

Ohio area student symposium;

Warhol Museum, 9 am-5 pm

International Cabaret Ball

"West African Rhythms and All That Jazz";

WPU Assembly Rm., 6 pm (To register: 624-6150)


Pgh. Tissue Engineering Seminar

"Microgravity: A New Strategy in Cell Culture and Tissue Engineering,"

Neal Pellis, NASA-Johnson Space Ctr.;

Ctr. for Biotechnology and Bioengineering 2nd fl. Multipurpose Rm., 4 pm (To register: 383-9703)

Richard Russell Memorial Biological Sciences Lecture

"The C. elegans and Human Genome Project: A Progress Report,"

Robert Waterston, Washington U.;

FFA Aud., 4:15 pm

Tuesday KGSB Ctr. for Executive Education Seminar

"Today's Secretary";

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

Pharmacology Seminar

"Examining Adrenergic Roles in Development, Physiology and Behavior Through Targeted-Disruption of the Mouse Dopamine B-Hydroxylase Gene,"

Steven Thomas, U. of Wash.; 1395 BST, noon (648-9400)

Engineering Lecture

"Cold-Formed Steel: A Creative Material,"

Reinhold Schuster, Landis lecturer in structural engineering;

Kresge Conf. Rm. Benedum, 3 pm (624-9876)

Classics Lecture

"Moral Degeneration in the Republic,"

Dominic Scott, Clare Coll.; 817 CL, 4:30 pm


Organization Development Workshop

"Win-Win Discussions";

100 Craig, 9:30-11:30 am (To register: 624-8046)

UPCI Seminar

"Healthy Eating During Cancer Therapy: A Guide to Supermarket Shopping";

S780 Montefiore, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"The Amiloride-Sensitive Epithelial Na+ Channel. Where Is the Amiloride Sensitivity?"

U.S. Rao, U. of NC; Eye & Ear Inst. 5th fl. board rm., 4-5 pm (648-9376)

Biomedical Informatics Tele-Health Lecture "Tele-Cardiology,"

Sang Park and Clarence Wu, cardiology;

G100 McCluskey Aud. Children's Hospital, 4-5:30 pm


Organization Development Workshop

"Legal Awareness";

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

Pitt-Flex Open Enrollment

"Primary Care and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Ctr. at UPMC";

WPU noon-1 pm UPCI

Immunology Seminar

"Wild-Type Sequence P53 Epitope-Based Immunotherapy,"

Albert DeLeo, pathology;

W995 BST, noon


KGSB Conference

"Outsourcing Information Technology & Services: Issues and Evidence,"

Katherine Hudson, keynote speaker, W.H. Brady;

PAA, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (To register: 648-1582)

Pharmacology Seminar

"Mechanisms and Modulation of Resistance to the Anticancer Agent Etoposide (VP-16),"

Jack Yalowich; 1395 BST, noon


*Spring term ends


*Residence halls close

Reception For HA&A, architectural studies, studio arts students and their relatives before commencement;

FFA cloister, 10 am-noon

Annual Commencement Convocation

Civic Arena, 2 pm

Johnstown Campus Performance

"Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing Up on the Prairie,"

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


Biological Sciences Seminar

"Experimenting With Drugs, Sex and Rock 'N Roll: Biogenesis of Yeast Ribosomes,"

John Wollford, CMU;

169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

Chilingirian String Quartet and Richard Stoltzman, clarinet;

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (624-4129)


Organization Development Workshop

"Managing Your Difficult Emotions";

100 Craig, 9-11:30 am (To register: 624-8046)

Johnstown Campus Performance

"The Magic School Bus LIVE: Arnold's Favorite Field Trip";

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 9:30 am and 12:30 pm (814-269-7200)

Pathology Seminar

"Structure and Functions of Proteasomes,"

Akira Ichihara, Tokushima Bruni U., Japan;

618 Scaife, 4 pm


*Spring term grade rosters due in Registrar's office

Organization Development Workshop

"Supervisory Skills: Conflict";

100 Craig, 9 am- 5 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

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

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Chlora (Cl-) With Nate (Na+) in the CFTR Texas Two Step,"

Paul Quinton, U. of CA; Eye & Ear Inst. 5th fl. board rm., 4-5 pm

Biomedical Informatics Tele-Health Lecture

"Evaluation of Telehealth Systems,"

Charles Friedman;

G100 McCluskey Aud. Children's Hospital, 4-5:30 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

"The Historical Origins of Ethnic Nationalism in Contemporary China,"

Evelyn Rawski, history;

FFA Aud., 4:30 pm


CLAS Program

"Canten y Bailen: M˙sica Popular Latina";

DL Aud., 10 am-noon (To register: 648-7397)

Alzheimer Lecture

"Traumatic Grief as a Distinct Disorder,"

Holly Prigerson and Laurel Beery, Traumatic Grief Program; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm

Chemistry Colloquium "A Building Block Approach to Organic Nanostructures,"

J. Moore, U. of Ill.;

Chevron Ashe Aud., 2 pm

Public Health Video Colloquium

"Program I: Multiple-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis";

G23 Aud. GSPH, 3:30-6 pm (To register: 624-8702)

Ph.D. Defense


"Women's Changing Maternity Experiences and the Normalization of Postpartum Depression in Cagliari, Italy: 1943-1994,"

Suzanne Ketler, anthropology;

Apr. 17, 3H51 FQ, 9:30 am


"A Comparative Study of the Teacher Talk of Native vs. Non-Native Spanish Teaching Assistants,"

Octavio Flores, Hispanic languages/literatures;

Apr. 17, 1217 CL, 10 am


"Interaction of Intracellular Mg 2+ With NMDA Receptors,"

Yingying Li-Smerin, neuroscience;

Apr. 17, LRDC 2nd fl. aud., 2 pm


"Simulating Differences in Ferrous Scrap Prices Over Geographic Space Using the Logistic Model of Choice for Differentiated Products,"

Craig Richmond, economics;

Apr. 18, 4P51 FQ, 3:30 pm


"Technology, the Natural and the Other: The Case of Childbirth in Contemporary Popular Culture,"

Lori Shorr, English;

Apr. 18, 526 CL, 9 am


"Bizarre Delusions and Perseverative Thinking in Schizophrenic Patients,"

Nancy Huxley, psychology;

Apr. 18, OEH Rm. 415, 10 am


"Creating Culture: The Construction of Ambulant Other in 19th Century American Musical Theatre,"

Blase Scarnati, music;

Apr. 18, 114 Music Bldg., 3:30 pm


"The American Playwriting Manual: A History of the Popular Dramaturgy of the American People, 1890-1995,"

Lloyd Arnett, theatre arts;

Apr. 21, 1627 CL, 10:30 am


"A Critical Edition of La Livre du Fort HerculÈs by Raoul LefËvre,"

R. Mark Sanford, French & Italian languages/literatures;

Apr. 22, 1325 CL, 3 pm


"Maistre Wace: Romancier MalgrÈ Lui,"

Dolores Bultry, French & Italian languages/literatures;

Apr. 23, 1325 CL, 2 pm


"An Examination of the Relationships Between Therapists' Burnout, Therapists' Use of Social Power and Clients' Perceptions of Outcomes,"

Wanda McCarthy, psychology;

Apr. 25, L-5 Clapp, 12:45 pm


Studio Arts

Student Exhibition

Through Apr. 27, University Art Gallery, FFA, Tues.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 2-5 pm


Pitt Theatre Productions

"What's Wrong With This Picture?"

directed by Richard Keitel; through Apr. 19, Stephen Foster Memorial (624-7529)


Children's Mini-Marathon

Registration Entry forms available in the Post Gazette, register by Apr. 18. (624-2607)

Spring Term

Grade Rosters Due in Registrar's Office by noon, Apr. 30.

Student Research

Papers on Women & Gender Competition Call 624-6485 to obtain guidelines;

undergraduate papers due May 6, graduate papers due May 13.

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Thursday, May 1. It will contain events of May 1-15. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 p.m. April 24 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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