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November 9, 2006


Thursday 9

CIDDE Self-Instructional CourseWeb Training Session

B23 Alumni, 9-11 am (register: 8-2832)

FSDP Workshop

“Purchasing Fundamentals”;

342 Craig, 9 am-3 pm (4-2728)

History Lecture

“Mellon: An American Life,”

David Cannadine, U of London;

3703 Posvar, noon-1:15 pm (8-7451)

Law Lecture

Neil Eisner, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, & Stuart Shulman, IS & GSPIA;

Teplitz Courtrm. Law, noon-2 pm

Race & Social Problems Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Lecture

“Segregation, the Concentration of Poverty & Racial Stratification in the United States,”

Douglas Massey, Princeton;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture

“Telomerase in Cancer & Stem Cell Failure,”

Carol Greider, Johns Hopkins; aud. 6 Scaife, noon-1 pm

SIS i-Fest Lecture/Luncheon

Kevin Horner, ALCOA;

Ballrm. WPU, noon-2 pm

UPMC Health Plan Lecture

“Holistic Health: Being Well-Balanced,”

Rose Gantner, UPMC Health Plan;

Schenley Park Visitor Ctr., noon

CIDDE Instructional Technology mCast

View at, 12:30 pm (also Nov. 15)

Technology Management/Bioengineering Entrepreneurship Forum Panel Discussion

“Financing a New Bioengineering Company”;

Kresge Aud. Benedum, 12:30-1:30 pm

CIDDE Elective CourseWeb Training Session

“Using Microsoft PowerPoint With CourseWeb”;

B23 Alumni, 1-3 pm (register: 8-2832)

SIS i-Fest Internship Event

501 IS, 3-5 pm

Ctr. for Nat’l Preparedness Lecture

“Forensics & Terrorism,”

Keith Morris, WVU;

5th fl. Alumni, 3-4 pm (4-2677)

Chemistry Lectures

“Enantioselective Brønsted Acid Catalysis & Synthesis,”

Scott Schaus, Boston U, 2:30 pm;

“Investigation of Polyvalent Biological Interactions Using a Nanoengineering Approach,”

Gang-yu Liu, UC-Davis;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“New Perspectives in Pyroclastic Flow Deposit Mapping,”

Eliza Calder, SUNY-Buffalo;

11 Thaw, 4-5 pm

SIS i-Fest Job Opportunities Dinner

“Steps to Success”;

Ballrm. WPU, 5-8 pm

UPMC Educational Session

“Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids”;

EEI, 5-8 pm (register: 7-2030)

SIS i-Fest Gaming Tournament

4th fl. IS, 9:30 pm

Friday 10

Small Business Development Ctr. Seminar

“The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;

104 Mervis, 7:30-10 am (register: 8-1542)

CIDDE Standard CourseWeb Training Session

B23 Alumni, 9 am-5 pm (also Nov. 14 & 16, 1-5 pm; register: 8-2832)

FSDP Workshop

“Managing Documentations of Capital Assets & Financial Records,”

Kevin Starke & Rita Gossett;

342 Craig, 9:30-11:30 am (4-2728)

European Studies/EU Ctr. Jean Monnet Symposium

4130 Posvar, 10 am-3:45 pm

Policy, Ethics & Accountability Lecture

“Privacy: An Intercultural Perspective,”

Rafael Capurro, Stuttgart Media U;

Assembly Rm. WPU, 10:30 am (4-2677)

Pharmacology Seminar

“Cell Cycle Control in Prostate Cancer: Unique Roles of G1 Cyclins,”

Karen Knudsen, U of Cincinnati;

1395 Starzl BST, noon (3-7757)

SIS i-Fest Poetry Slam

Assembly Rm. WPU, 1:30-3:30 pm

Psychology Lecture

“Ethnicity & Peer Harassment in Urban Schools: Exploring the Psychological Benefits of Ethnically Diverse Schools,”

Sandra Graham, UCLA; 4127 Sennott, 3 pm (4-4500)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Can Evolutionary Biology Resolve the Debate Between Egoism & Altruism?”

Stephen Stich, Rutgers;

817R CL, 3:30 pm

SIS Internship & Job Opportunities Fair

Ballrm. WPU, 4-8 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies/History/French & Italian Lecture

“St. Vincent Ferrer & the Chopped-up Baby: Creating the Image of a new Saint in the 15th Century,”

Laura Smoller, U of AK;

501 CL, 4 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Film/Discussion

“Friday Night Lights,”

H.G. Bissinger, journalist & author; Alumni aud., 7 pm (4-6506)

Saturday 11

• Nationality Rooms decorated through Jan. 12.

Engineering Symposium

“The Birth of Radio & the Pitt Connection”; Benedum aud., 8:30 am-noon (register: 4-2640)

CIDDE Expert CourseWeb Training Session

B23 Alumni, 9-11 am (register: 8-2832)

SHRS Open House

Forbes Tower, 10 am-1 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Reading

“The Kiss, Poison & the Mother Knot,”

Kathryn Harrison, memoirist;

FFA aud., 6 pm (4-6506)

Sunday 12

Bach & the Baroque Concert

“Music of Henry Dumont & J.S. Bach,”

Don Franklin, director;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 13

CIDDE Intensive Standard CourseWeb Training Session

B23 Alumni, 9 am-noon (also Nov. 20; register: 8-2832)

Survival Skills & Ethics Lunch

“Careers in Research Administration,”

Susan McCarthy, NIH;

S100 BST2, noon-1:30 pm (register: 412/578-3716)

GSPH Parran Lecture

“Public Health in the U.S. Today: Is Anyone Listening?”

Susan Scrimshaw, Simmons College;

A115 Crabtree, 3 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“The Genetics of Nervous System Development,”

Joseph Culotti, Mt. Sinai;

169 Crawford; 4:15 pm

Physics/CMU Colloquium

“Surface Tension Shorts: From Aphids to Zippers,”

L. Mahadevan, Harvard;

7500 Wean, CMU, 4:30 pm

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Markets & Medicine: The Commodification of Health,”

Michael Sandel, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Visiting Professor;

Teplitz Courtrm. Law, 5-6:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Lecture

“Dinosaur Paleontology,”

Matt Lamanna, Carnegie Museum;

138 Blackington, UPJ, 7 pm (814/269-2080)

Drue Heinz Lecture

Jeff Shaara, novelist;

Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm (tickets: 412/622-8866)

Tuesday 14

Central Blood Bank Drive

Lower lounge WPU, 8 am-4 pm;

1st fl. lounge Victoria, 8 am-2 pm

FSDP Workshop

“Writing With Style — Official University Style, That Is!”

Terry Capp, Sarah Jordan & Shannon Proud;

342 Craig, 9-11 am (4-2728)

Postdoctoral Professionalism Lecture

“Getting to the Payline: Writing Successful NRSA Fellowship Applications,”

Joan Lakoski, medicine, & Robert Milner, PSU;

Cooper Conf. Rms. B&C Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside Hospital, 11 am-1 pm

Pharmacy Distinguished Lecture

“Where We Die, Why We Die: Building a Real-Time National Health Monitoring System,”

Gary Puckrein, Nat’l Minority Health Month Foundation;

456 Salk, noon-1 pm (8-9941)

Senate Plenary Workshop

“How to Develop a Staff Mentoring/Coaching Program for Your Responsibility Center,”

Jayne Watkinson, planning & analysis;

4127 Sennott, noon-1:30 pm

Survival Skills & Ethics Lunch

“Grants From the NIH,”

Susan McCarthy, NIH;

S100 BST2, noon-1:30 pm (register: 412/578-3716)

UPCI Seminar

“P63 in the Life & Death of Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma,”

James William Rocco, Harvard;

ground fl. conf rm. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside Hospital, noon (7-2117)

Men’s Basketball

vs. Delaware St.;

Petersen, 7:30 pm

Wednesday 15

FSDP Workshop

“Pre-award Grants Administration,”

Allen DiPalma;

342 Craig, 9:30-11:30 am (4-2728)

Biological Sciences Ecology & Evolution Seminar

Derek Roff, UC-Riverside;

A214 Langley, noon

CIDDE Faculty Workshop

“Designing a Learning-Centered Syllabus,”

Carol Washburn;

815 Alumni, noon-1:30 pm (register: 8-2896)

Honors College/History/Religious Studies Lecture

“Burkhas & Babushkas: The Veiling of Women in Christianity & Islam,”

Pinar Emiralioglu & Rebecca Denova;

lower lounge WPU, noon (4-6880)

Social Work Lecture

“The Luck Business: The Devastating Consequences & Broken Promises of America’s Gambling Explosion,”

Robert Goodman, Hampshire College;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm (4-6304)

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Pregnant Embodiment in U.S. Turn-of-the-Century Novels,”

Christine Mahady, English & women’s studies;

2201 Posvar, noon (4-6485)

SAC Meeting

1175 Benedum, 12:15 pm

CIDDE Blackboard mCast

View at, 12:30 pm

A&S Teaching Excellence Lecture

“Enhancing Student Retention & Academic Success Through Undergraduate Research,” Sandra Gregerman, U of MI; Martin Colloquium Ctr. Sennott, 3 pm (4-6482)

CIDDE Expert CourseWeb Training Session

B23 Alumni, 5-7 pm (register: 8-2832)

Univ. Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Thursday 16

FSDP Workshop

“Making Meetings Work,”

Mark Burdsall;

342 Craig, 9 am-12:30 pm (4-2728)

ADRC Seminar

“Tauopathies: Tau Aggregation Disorders of the Brain,”

Ronald Hamilton, neuropathology;

ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm (412/692-2700)

Immunology Seminar

“Receptor-like Tyrosine Phosphates Regulation of Antigen Receptor Signal Transduction: Roles of CD45 & CD148,”

Arthur Weiss, UC-San Francisco;

aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

UPMC Health Plan Lecture

“Healthy Living for Seniors,”

Mike Culyba, UPMC Health Plan;

Schenley Park Visitor Ctr., noon

Biostatistics Seminar

Yu Cheng, statistics;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“A Molecular Switch Based on Coupling Protein Folding & Unfolding,”

Stewart Loh, SUNY Upstate Medical U;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Proterozoic Crustal Growth & Evolution of the Upper Great Lakes Region,”

Daniel Holm, Kent St.;

11 Thaw, 4-5 pm


vs. WVU;

Heinz Field, 7:30 pm

Friday 17

Small Business Development Ctr. Seminar

“The Second Step: Developing a Small Business Plan”;

104 Mervis, 7:30-10 am (register: 8-1542)

CIDDE Elective CourseWeb Training Session

“Using Flash 8 to Develop Materials for CourseWeb”;

B23 Alumni, 9 am-5 pm (register: 8-2832)

FSDP Workshop

“International Admissions,”

David Bryan Clubb, George Kacenga & Genny Parker;

342 Craig, 9 am-noon (4-2728)

GSPIA Conference

“Urban & Regional Renewal in Western PA”;

2500 Posvar, 9 am

CIDDE Faculty Workshop

“Creating Instructional Podcasts,”

Barbara Frey & Dan Hummon;

815 Alumni, noon-1:30 pm (register: 8-2896)

Intelligent Systems AI Forum

5317 Sennott, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon

Women’s Studies Reading

“Love Poem to Androgyny,”

Stacey Waite, English;

501 CL, 4 pm (4-6485)

Men’s Basketball

vs. Northeastern;

Petersen, 5 pm

Allegheny Observatory Lecture

“The History of the Allegheny Observatory: The First Hundred Years,”

Arthur Glaser;

Allegheny Observatory, Riverview Park, N. Side7:30 pm

Psychology in Education Lecture

“Fame, Childhood & the Family,”

Sue Erikson Bloland, author;

FFA, 7:30 pm (4-6945)

Saturday 18

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Grant Writing”;

lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 9 am-3 pm (register: 412/578-3716)

Men’s Basketball

vs. UMass; Petersen, 5 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

Michael Lipsey, percussionist; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (tickets: 412/394-3353)

Sunday 19

Men’s Basketball

vs. Oakland U; Petersen, 5 pm

Monday 20

UPMC Conference

Herberman Conf. Ctr., Shadyside Hospital, 7:30 am (7-9541)

French & Italian/Cultural Studies/EU Ctr. Lecture

“The Repudiation & the Allure of Chivalric Romance in 16th-Century Poetics,”

Daniel Javitch, NYU;

501 CL, 3 pm (4-5221)

Biological Sciences Seminar

“The Evolution of Self-Fertilization in Snails,”

Philippe Jarne, Centre d’Ecologie Fontionnelle et Evolutive;

169 Crawford; 4:15 pm

Classics/Archaeological Inst. of America Lecture

“Recent Research on the Roman Presence in Southern Portugal (Algarve),”

Catarina Viegas, U of Lisbon;

363 CL, 4:30 pm (4-4494)

Physics/CMU Colloquium

“The Problem of Motion: It’s No Longer Academic,”

Ira Rothstein, CMU;

7500 Wean, CMU, 4:30 pm

Drue Heinz Lecture

Jumpha Lahiri;

Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm (412/622-8866)

Music Mondays Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Tuesday 21

FSDP Workshop

“Taming Your Emotional Relationship With Money,”

Darla Manz;

342 Craig, 9-11 am (4-2728)

GSPH Jay L. Foster Lecture

“The History of Alzheimer’s Disease: The Marriage of Clinical Research & Technological Advances,”

Steven DeKosky, ADRC;

4905 5th Ave., 1 pm

Wednesday 22

• Thanksgiving recess for students through Nov. 26.

Pathology Seminar

“Nuclear Receptor Regulation of Cholesterol 7Alpha-Hydroxylase (CYP7A1),”

John Chiang, Northeastern OH U;

1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

PhD Defenses


“The Role of Life Events on Treatment Outcome During Acute & Maintenance Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Recurrent Major Depressive Disorder,”

Shannon Riley Lenze;

Nov. 9, 4129 Sennott, 9 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Reflexive Thinking in Social Foundations Pedagogy: Complicating Student Responses for Theoretical Understandings,”

Angela Minnici;

Nov. 13, 5700 Posvar, 9 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“(Re)imagining a Place & Curricular Space for the Field of Social Foundations in Teacher Education,”

Deanna Hill;

Nov. 13, 5700 Posvar, 11 am

Medicine/Neuroscience & Neurobiology

“Characterization of Parabrachial Nucleus Neurons Responsive to Whole-Body Motion in the Macaque,”

Cyrus McCandless;

Nov. 14, 1495 Starzl BST, 3 pm


“A Tree-Structured Survival Model With Incomplete & Time-Dependent Covariates: Illustrations Using Type-1 Diabetes Data,”

Shui Yu;

Nov. 15, 325A Parran, 3-5 pm


“GEE Models for the Longitudinal Analysis of the Effects of Occupational Radiation Exposure on the Lymphocyte Counts in Russian Nuclear Workers,” Adina Soaita;

Nov. 17, A115 Crabtree, 1:30 pm


“Level Playing Fields: The Democratization of Amateur Sport in Pennsylvania,”

W. Curtis Miner;

Nov. 20, 3516 Posvar, 11 am

A&S/Theatre Arts

“Race & Gender in the Broadway Chorus,”

Kellee Van Aken;

Nov. 20, 1627 CL, 11:30 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“High Resolution Fast MRI & MRSI Using Spiral Data Acquisition,”

He Zhu; Nov. 20, 106 Allen, 1 pm

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Development of a Health Assessment Instrument for Adults With Mental Retardation,”

Nancy Klimon;

Nov. 21, 226 Parran, 1 pm


“Evaluation of Electric Powered Wheelchairs & Exposure to Whole-Body Vibration,”

Erik Wolf;

Nov. 21, 750 Benedum, 2:30 pm


Bradford Campus

“Big Love”;

Nov. 16-19 at 7:30 pm, Nov. 19 at 2 pm, Bromeley Theatre, UPB (814/362-0248)

Pitt Repertory

“A Toothache & a Plague & a Dog: Osvaldo Dragún’s ‘Three Plays for the Theatre’”;

through Nov. 19, T-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Studio Theatre CL (tickets: 4-7529)


Hillman Library

“Chipping Sparrow,” through Nov. 20; “Red Breasted Nuthatch,”

Nov. 21-Dec. 4;

Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

Bradford Campus Exhibit

“Free Flow: A Solo Exhibition of Constructed Paintings”;

through Dec. 8, KOA Art Gallery Blaisdell, UPB, M-F 8:30 am-8 pm (814/362-7505)

Univ. Art Gallery

“Resounding Spirit: Japanese Contemporary Art of the 1960s”;

through Dec. 9, Univ. Art Gallery FFA, M-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm (8-2423)

Barco Law Library

“You Have the Right to Remain Silent & Other Paintings”;

Nov. 10-Jan. 19, Barco Law Library, M-Th 7:30 am-11:45 pm, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-11:45 pm;

opening reception Nov. 10, 5-8 pm (8-1376)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published on Wednesday, Nov. 22, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. It will contain events of Nov. 22-Dec. 7. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Nov. 16 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to

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