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February 8, 2007


Thursday 8

TIAA-CREF Personal Financial Counseling Sessions

4570 5th Ave. Suite 300, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (also Feb. 13-15 & 20-22;

appointment: 877/209-3136)

FSDP Workshop

“Purchasing Fundamentals”;

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

Vanguard Financial Counseling Sessions

1st fl. Craig, 9 am-5 pm (also Feb. 22; appointment: 800/662-0106)

Asian Studies Lecture

“Malaria & Development: Community-Based Activism on the Island of Kolombangara, Solomon Islands,”

Chris Mercer, anthropology;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Immunology Seminar

“Aging-Associated Modulation of Murine Dendritic Cell Function & Mucosal Gene Expression,”

Rosemary Hoffman, surgery/immunology;

aud. 5 Scaife, noon

Asian Studies/UCIS/Honors College Lecture

“Songs & Subjects in Medieval Japan,”

Thomas Hare, Prince-ton;

3504 CL, 2:30 pm

Ctr. for Nat’l Preparedness Seminar

“Information Extraction of Events & Beliefs From Text,”

Jan Wiebe, computer science;

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

SIS/Biomedical Informatics Colloquium

“Biomedical Science in the Net of the 21st Century: A Tale of 2 Systems for Global Infrastructure,”

Bruce Schatz, U of IL-Urbana;

501 IS, 3-4 pm (4-2677)

Biostatistics Seminar

“Accuracy & Reliability of Statistical Classification Methods With Applications in Image-Guided Therapy & Functional MR Imaging,”

Kelly Zou, Harvard;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“The Chemistry of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Applications to Biomolecular Sensing & Electronic Devices,”

Michael Strano, U of IL-Urbana;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Univ. Art Gallery Talk

“Haitian & African American Historical Struggle Against Racism Through the NAACP,”

Leon Pamphile, author;

Univ. Art Gallery, 4 pm (8-2423)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Campo del Cielo, Argentina,”

William Cassidy;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Hispanic Languages & Literatures/Film Studies/English Lecture

“Indigenous Film Making & Political Organizing in Latin America: Case Studies From Chiapas & Oaxaca”;

7th fl. aud. Alumni, 6 pm

Bradford Campus Lecture

“The Allegheny National Forest: Loggers, Environmentalists & the Struggle for Control of a Forgotten Forest,”

Sam MacDonald, author;

Mukaiyama Univ. Rm. Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 6 pm

Friday 9

Small Business Development Ctr. Seminar

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

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

GSPIA Research in Int’l Politics Lecture

“Non-State Actor Violence & International Normative Change,”

Ward Thomas, Holy Cross;

3430 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm

Pharmacology Lecture

“Ethyl Pyruvate,”

Mitchell Fink, critical care medicine/translational research & commercialization;

1395 Starzl BST, noon (3-7757)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon

Social Work Lecture

“Knowledge Utilization in Social Work Practice,”

Jeanne Marsh, U of Chicago;

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

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Evolutionary Ethics: Past & Present,”

Fritz Allhoff, philosophy;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Anthropology Lecture

“Euro-Liberal Pastoralism: Sustainable Development, State Hegemony & the Transformation of Rural Life in Southern Spain,”

Richard Maddox, CMU;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Psychology Lecture

“The Psychology of Terrorism,”

Arie Kruglanski, U of MA;

4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Statistics Seminar

“Stochastic Space-Time Modeling Using Differential Equations,”

Alan Gelfand, Duke;

232 CL, 3-4 pm (4-8280)

Saturday 10

Asian Studies/UCIS Performance

“Japanese Rakugo,”

Katsura Koharudanji;

FFA aud., 1 pm (8-7367)

Health & Physical Activity Dance Ensemble Workshop

Trees, noon-5 pm (8-8262)

Men’s Basketball

vs. Providence; Petersen, 6 pm

Sunday 11

Art, Science & Ethics Lecture

“Perspectives on Deadly Medicine,”

Toi Derricotte, English;

The Warhol Museum, North Side, 4 pm (412/237-8355)

Monday 12

Toastmasters Meeting

104 Mervis, 11:45 am-12:45 pm (also Feb. 19)

Physics/CMU Colloquium

“Terahertz-Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductors: From ‘Atomic’ Physics to Terahertz Optoelectronics,”

Sam Carter, U of CO;

106 Allen, 3 pm

SIS Info Session

Large commons rm. IS, 5:30-7 pm (4-2677)

Greensburg Campus Poetry Reading

Huang Xiang;

Hempfield Rm. Chambers, UPG, 7 pm (814/362-0248)

Men’s Basketball

vs. Louisville;

Petersen, 7 pm

Music Mondays Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Tuesday 13

Bradford Campus Presentation

“Capitalizing the Dream,”

Jim Decker, Warren County Chamber of Business;

Mukaiyama Univ. Rm. Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 11:30 am (register: 814/362-5078)

SW Race & Social Problems Reed Smith Lecture

“Immigration & Racism in Europe: Old Prejudices, New Challenges,”

Ariane Chebel d’Appollonia, Paris Inst. of Political Studies;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm (4-7382)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Sympathy for Mechanists,”

Mark Wilson, philosophy;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Toastmasters Meeting

2203 Sennott, 12:15 pm (also Feb. 20)

Physics/CMU Colloquium

“Visualizing & Gaining Vision Imaging Insights Into RNA Interface Function,”

Svitlana Berezhna, Scripps;

103 Allen, 3 pm

Career Services Lecture

“Pathway to Graduate School”;

310 WPU, 5-6:30 pm

Wednesday 14

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Teaching Session

LHAS aud. Montefiore, 8-11 am

Pathology Seminar

“CARP: Fishing for Novel Mechanisms of Neovascularization,”

Jeffrey Davidson, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System;

1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Senate Plenary Workshop

“An Example of an Ongoing Mentoring Relationship at Pitt,”

Ellen Olshansky, nursing, & Ellen Frank, psychiatry;

4127 Sennott, noon-1:30 pm

SIS Digital Libraries Colloquium

“Support for the Learner: Digital Reference to What, Where, When, Who,”

Lewis Lancaster, UC-Berkeley;

501 IS, noon-1 pm (4-2677)

SAC Meeting

1175 Benedum, 12:15-2 pm

Career Services Lecture

“Pathway to Graduate School”;

609 WPU, 5-6:30 pm

Valentine’s Day Concert

Daphne Alderson;

Heinz Chapel, 7 pm

Greensburg Campus Film


Fireside Lounge Chambers, UPG, 7 pm (724/836-7741)

Thursday 15

Asian Studies Lecture

“Tsukioka Kôgyo & the Art of the Noh Theater,”

Mae Smethurst, classics, & Richard Smethurst, history;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7367)

ADRC Lecture

“Cognitive Outcomes of Depression in the Elderly,”

Meryl Butters, geriatric psychiatry;

ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon (2-2700)

Chemistry Seminar

“Building Connections in Chemical Education,”

Michael Golde;

12 Chevron, 2:30 pm (4-8200)

Asian Studies Lecture

“The Rise of Environmentalism in China,”

Guobin Yang, Columbia;

4130 Posvar, 4 pm (8-7367)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Jacob Bielak, CMU;

203 Thaw, 4-5 pm

HPS Talk

“The Development of Fictional-World Cognition,”

Deena Skolnick Weisberg, Yale;

817R CL, 4:30 pm

Asian Studies/Film Studies Film

“When Ruoma Was 17”;

7th fl. aud. Alumni, 8:15 pm

Friday 16

Learning Policy Colloquium

“Effects of Community Context on the Capacity of Schools to Improve,”

Anthony Bryk, Stanford;

Glaser Aud. LRDC, 10:30 am (4-7490)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Are Chemical Bonds Real?”

Michael Weisberg, philosophy;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Pedagogy & Difference Committee Panel Discussion

“Elephants in the Department: Pedagogy & Difference in the Graduate Classroom”;

501 CL, 1 pm

Univ. Art Gallery Talk

“The Joyous Surrealism of Haitian Art,”

Marcus Rediker, history;

Univ. Art Gallery, 4 pm (8-2423)

Asian Studies/Film Studies Film

“Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles”;

7th fl. aud. Alumni, 7:15 pm

Saturday 17

Greensburg Campus Tours

UPG, 10 am (register: 724/836-9900)

Men’s Basketball

vs. WA U;

Petersen, 2 pm

Asian Studies/Film Studies Film

“Suzhou River”;

7th fl. aud. Alumni, 7:15 pm

Sunday 18


vs. St. Bonaventure;

Washington’s Landing, 10 am


vs. St. Francis;

Washington’s Landing, 2 pm

Heinz Chapel Chamber Choir Festival

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Art, Science & Ethics Lecture

“Perspectives on Deadly Medicine,”

Elizabeth Gettig, human genetics;

The Warhol Museum, North Side, 4 pm (412/237-8355)

Monday 19

• Summer term add/drop period begins.

OIS Program

“PASSPORT to Cultural Adjustment”;

Dining Rm. A WPU, noon-1:30 pm (4-7120)

Physics/CMU Colloquium

“Quantum Bits in Diamond: Pure, Paired, Prepared, Probed,”

Gurudev Dutt, Harvard;

106 Allen, 3 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

Daron Hagen, Franz Lehar Composer-in-Residence;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (412/394-3353)

Tuesday 20

HPS Talk

“Imagination & Imaging in Model Building,”

Mary Morgan, London School of Economics;

817R CL, noon

Senate Community Relations Committee Meeting

Hillman conf. rm., noon (8-1479)

Postdoc Professionalism Lecture

“Publishing With Integrity in Academic Journals,”

David Barnard, medicine;

S100 BST2, 3-5 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Fluorescent Sensor Molecules With Tunable Switches for Changing Fluorescence Characteristics for Cellular Imaging,”

Kazuya Kikuchi, Osaka U;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Johnstown Campus Concert


Pasquerilla, UPJ, 8 pm (800/846-2787)

Wednesday 21

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“The Art of Teaching Medicine,”

Elmer Holzinger, internal medicine;

LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

HA&A Colloquium

“The Unity of Style: Meyer Schapiro’s Perspective on Modern Art,”

Cindy Persinger;

203 FFA, noon-1 pm (8-2400)

Survival Skills & Ethics Lunch

“Support for Pre- & Postdoctoral Training,”

Michael Zigmond, neurology/psychiatry/neurobiology;

S100A BST2, noon-1:30 pm (register: 412/578-3716)

Chemistry Seminar

“Ln3+ Based Photonic Materials: Synthesis, Characterization & Application,”

Frank van Veggel, U of Victoria;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Greensburg Campus Lecture

Betty Hill, Persad Ctr.;

Village, UPG, 7 pm (724/836-7741)

Germanic Languages & Literatures Films

“Das Hotel” & “Schenz-Tady III,”

205 Lawrence, 7:30 pm (8-2614)

Jewish Studies Concert

“Sing Your Soul,”


FFA aud., 7:30 pm (4-2279)

Thursday 22

Asian Studies Lecture

“Power of Bonds: Two Cases of Factional Politics in China’s Great Cultural Revolution,”

Jay Li, Duquesne;

4130 Posvar, noon

Pitt Christian Seminar

“Protestant Modernism, the ‘Warfare’ of Science & Religion & the ‘Religion of Science’,”

Ted Davis, Messiah College;

151 CL, noon (4-9007)

Chemistry Seminar

“Bioinorganic Chemistry of Titanium in Medicine & the Environment,”

Ann Valentine, Yale;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture

“From the Hand of God to the Human Genome: The Changing Frame of Multiple Sclerosis Over 6 Centuries,”

Jock Murray, Dalhousie U;

lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm (8-9020)

PhD Defenses


“Creating a Home Culture for the Phonograph: Women & the Rise of Sound Recordings in the United States, 1877-1913,”

Nathan Bowers;

Feb. 9, 302 Music, 11 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“The Role of the Principal in the Change Process: The Road to Inclusion,”

Jane W. Bovalino;

Feb. 12, 4321 Posvar, 9 am


Kuntu Repertory Theatre


through Feb. 10, Th-Sat. at 8 pm, 7th fl. aud. Alumni (4-7298)

Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Vinegar Tom”;

through Feb. 11, Th-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial (tickets: 4-7529)

Johnstown Campus

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”;

Feb. 15-17 & Feb. 22 at 8 pm, Feb. 18 at 2 pm, Pasquerilla, UPJ (814/269-2080)

Pitt Women’s Organization

“The Vagina Monologues”;

Feb. 15-17 at 8 pm, 120/121 Lawrence (4-6485)


Hillman Library

“Savannah Finch”

through Feb. 12;

“Hooded Warbler” Feb. 13-26;

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 (8-7715)

Asian Studies/ULS East Asian Library

“Advertising a Dream: Movie Posters From Post-War Korea”;

through March 1, Hillman foyer, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-mid., Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7370)

Bradford Campus Exhibit

“Playing With Fire & Kiln Gods”;

through March 2, KOA Art Gallery Blaisdell, UPB, M-Th 8:30 am-8 pm, F 8:30 am-6 pm (814/362-0248)

Univ. Art Gallery

“Revolution, Ritual & Remembrance: The Art of Haiti”;

through March 17, Univ. Art Gallery FFA, M-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm (8-2423)


Honors College/COPC Research Service Learning Proposals

Proposals due to 3600 CL by Feb. 26. (4-6880)

Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards

Applications due April 6; call 4-6172 for more info.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Feb. 22. It will contain events Feb. 22-March 8. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Feb. 15 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to

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