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December 7, 2006


Thursday 7

Small Business Development Ctr. Seminar

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

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

FSDP Workshop

“University Benefits,”

John Kozar, Shannon Tatomir, Stan Charie & Kate Young;

342 Craig, 8:30-noon (4-8044)

EU Ctr. for Excellence/European Studies Ctr. Lecture

“Europeanization of Turkey’s Kurdish Issue,”

Zeki Sarigil, political science;

4130 Posvar, 11:15 am (3-7694)

Immunology Seminar

“Innate Immunity Strategic Communications—Direct Contacts Are Important,”

Nikola Vujanovic, pathology;

aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Pgh. Social Movement Forum Presentation

“Radicals in Black & Brown: Of Young Lords, Black Panthers & the Social & Economic Roots of Late ’60s Radicalism,”

Johanna Fernandez, CMU;

4501 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm

CIDDE Instructional Technology mCast

View at, 12:30 pm (also Jan. 4 & 11)

CIDDE Intensive Standard CourseWeb Training Session

B23 Alumni, 1-5 pm (also Dec. 14 & 21; register: 8-2832)

Ctr. for Nat’l Preparedness Lecture

“Urban Search & Rescue,”

Howie Choset, CMU; 5th fl. Alumni, 3-4 pm (4-2677)

Biostatistics Seminar

“Variable Selection in Regression Mixture Modeling for the Discovery of Gene Regulatory Networks,”

Joseph Ibrahim, UNC; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“AGU Preview & Practice”;

11 Thaw, 4-5 pm

C.F. Medical History Society Lecture

“Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,”

Susan Bachrach, U.S. Holocaust Museum;

lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 6 pm (RSVP: 8-8927)

Toastmasters Meeting

N727 Montefiore, 6 pm (also Dec. 14 & 21)

Friday 8

• Fall term: Last day for undergraduate classes.

• Spring term deadline for continuing students to register without a penalty fee.

• College of General Studies, graduate classes & evening classes continue to meet;

final exams scheduled for last class meeting.

Women’s Studies Open House

2201 Posvar, 11 am-2 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

“The mTOR Pathway in the Pathogenesis & Treatment of Cancer,”

Peter Houghton, St. Jude;

1395 BST, noon (3-7757)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon

Wireless PittNet Launch Technology Fair

Assembly Rm. WPU, noon-4 pm

Classics Lecture

“The Spell of Protagoras. Truth & Politics in V-IVth Century Greece,”

Giovanni Giorgini, philosophy;

817R CL, 3:30 pm

USIC Workshop

“Capoeira Lessons”;

550 WPU, 5:30-7:30 pm

Heinz Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm (also Dec. 10, 3 pm; 4-4125)

Saturday 9

• Reading day.

Latin American Choir of Pgh. Concert

FFA aud., 7:30 pm

Women’s Choral Ensemble Holiday Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm (4-4125)

Sunday 10

CLAS Concert

“Songs in Spanish & Portuguese,”

Lilly Abreu, Yee-ha Chin & Mark Lucas;

FFA aud., 7 pm (8-7392)

Monday 11

• Final exam period for undergraduate day classes.

Toastmasters Meeting

104 Mervis, 11:45 am-12:45 pm (also Dec. 18 & Jan. 8; 412/400-8506)

Physics/CMU Colloquium

“A New Fossil Record of the Universe in Supernova Neutrinos,”

John Beacom, OSU; 7500 Wean, CMU, 4:15 pm

Tuesday 12

Toastmasters Meeting

2203 Sennott, 12:15 pm (also Dec. 19 & 26, Jan. 2 & 9; 412/400-8506)

FSDP Workshop

“Financial Information Overview,”

Randy DiGiorgio, Valerie Doyle & Sharon Sobol;

342 Craig, 1-4:30 pm (4-2728)

Wednesday 13

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Michael Pagnotto;

LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

FSDP Workshop

“Essentials of Gift & Pledge Processing & Accounting,”

Donna Luiso;

342 Craig, 9-11:30 am (4-8044)

Pathology Seminar

“Making a New Liver Through Fetal Liver Stem/Progenitic Cell Transplantation: Cell-Cell Competition Is the Name of the Game,”

David Shafritz, Albert Einstein College of Medicine;

1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon (also Dec. 20)

SAC Meeting

1175 Benedum, 12:15-2 pm

CIDDE Blackboard mCast

View at, 12:30 pm (also Jan. 3 & 10)

CIDDE Self Instructional CourseWeb Training Session

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

Thursday 14

FSDP Workshop

“The Whys & Hows of Financial Conflict of Interest Management,”

Jerome Rosenberg, David Wehrle, Khrys Myrddin & Hannerlore Rogers;

342 Craig, 9-11 am (4-8044)

ADRC Lecture

“Screening for Memory Problems at the Doctor’s Office,”

Judy Saxton, neurology & psychiatry;

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

Immunology Seminar

“Understanding the Eosinophil,”

Craig Gerard, Harvard;

aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

UPMC Educational Session

“Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids”;

EEI, 12:30-3:30 pm (register: 7-2030)

Postdoctoral Professionalism Series Lecture

“Acquiring Research Support: A New Era With New Challenges,”

Bruce Freeman, medicine;

S120 BST2, 3-5 pm

GSPH Jay L. Foster Lecture

“Alzheimer’s Disease: Basic Research, Clinical Research & the Future of Therapy,”

Steven DeKosky, ADRC;

123 Victoria, 4-5:15 pm (3-8849)

Friday 15

Small Business Development Ctr. Seminar

“The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan”;

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

CIDDE Standard CourseWeb Training Session

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

Pharmacology Seminar

“Fat Packaging by Exchangeable Lipid Droplet Proteins,”

Perry Bickel, WA U of Medicine;

1395 Starzl BST, noon (3-7757)

Saturday 16

• Fall term ends; official date for degrees awarded in fall term.

Sunday 17

• Residence halls close; winter recess for students through Jan. 2.

Tuesday 19

FSDP Workshop

“The Golden Rule: Do You Use It?”

Karen Merrick;

342 Craig, 9-10:30 am (4-2728)

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“Restoring Lost Brain Function Through Ablation, Augmentation or Transplantation,”

Douglas Kondziolka, medicine;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Wednesday 20

• Fall term grades must be approved by 5 pm before final posting can begin.

Pathology Seminar

“Modulation of Major Stress Response Pathways for Cancer Treatment & Tissue Protection,”

Andrei Gudkov, Cleveland Clinical Foundation;

1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Saturday 23

Men’s Basketball

vs. Dayton; Petersen, 8 pm

Sunday 24

• Winter recess for faculty & staff; designated University offices will be staffed as necessary.

Saturday 30

Men’s Basketball

vs. FL A&M; Petersen, 8 pm


Tuesday 2

• All Univ. offices & buildings, including residence halls, reopen.

Wednesday 3

Spring term registration period ends, classes begin.

Sunday 7

Men’s Basketball

vs. USF; Petersen, 8 pm

Thursday 11

FSDP Workshop

“Purchasing Fundamentals”;

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

PhD Defenses

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“A Case Study of a School District’s Response to Restructuring the Instructional Support Team,”

Tammy Cavanaugh;

Dec. 7, 4307 Posvar, 1 pm

SIS/Library & Info Science

“Work in Motion/Assessment at Rest, an Attitudinal Study of Academic Reference Librarians: A Case Study at a Mid-Size University,”

Bella Gerlich;

Dec. 8, 502 IS, 10 am-noon

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Data Use by Teachers in High-Performing, Suburban Middle Schools to Improve Reading Achievement of Low-Performing Students,”

Deborah Van Maele;

Dec. 8, 4317 Posvar, 1 pm

A&S/Political Science

“The Impact of Neoliberal Economic Reforms on Latin Americans’ Voting Behavior (1980- 2004),”

Maria del Rosario Queirolo;

Dec. 11, 4606 Posvar, noon

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Science

“A Montage of Family Postplacement Caregivers for Persons With a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease,”

Barbara Stephens;

Dec. 13, 226 Parran, noon

Education/Instruction & Learning

“Factors Contributing to Mathematical Ability in Young Deaf Children: Building Foundations From Networks to Numbers,”

Karen Kritzer;

Dec. 15, 5140 Posvar, 10 am

SIS/Library & Info Science

“Accounting for Disposition: A Comparative Case Study of Appraisal Documentation at the National Archives & Records Administration, Library & Archives Canada & the National Archives of Australia,”

Jennifer Marshall;

Dec. 20, 501 IS, 10 am-noon

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“The Effect of Therapeutic Hypothermia on CYP450-Meidated Drug Metabolism: Studies in Translational Research,”

Michael Tortorici;

Jan. 5, 456 Salk, noon


“Representations of Teaching, Curriculum Reform & the Formation of Collegiate English,”

Makiel Aaron Choseed;

Jan. 10, 526 CL, 10 am-noon


Bradford Campus

“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)

Hillman Library

“Black Vulture, or Carrion Crow,” through Dec. 18;

“Canada Jay,” Jan. 2-15;

Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-mid., Sun. 10 am-2 am; open continuously from 9 am Dec. 9 to 10 pm Dec. 16 (8-7715)

Barco Law Library

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

through 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 (8-1376)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Jan. 11. It will contain events Jan. 11-25. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Jan. 4 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to

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