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March 8, 2007


• Spring recess for students through March 11; all offices and buildings will remain open and staffed.

Thursday 8

TIAA-CREF Personal Financial Counseling Sessions

4570 5th Ave. Suite 300, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (also March 13, 15 & 20; appointment: 877/209-3136)

FSDP Workshop

“Purchasing Fundamentals”;

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

Vanguard One-on-One Counseling Sessions

1st fl. meeting rm. Craig., 9 am-5 pm (also March 13 & 14; appointment: 800-662-0106)

Parking Services Info Session

204 Brackenridge, 2-4 pm

Friday 9

• Univ. closed for observance of spring holiday.

Saturday 10

Magee Seminar

“Osteoporosis & Arthritis: How to Maintain Healthy Bones & Joints”;

Magee aud., 8-9 am (register; 412/802-8299)

Sunday 11

Art, Science & Ethics Lecture

“Perspectives on Deadly Medicine,” Seymour Drescher, history & sociology; The Warhol Museum North Side;

4 pm (412/237-8355)

Monday 12

Toastmasters Meeting

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

History Symposium

“The Army in the Marketplace: The Move to an All-Volunteer Force,”

Beth Bailey, Temple; 3703 Posvar, noon (8-7451)

Senate Council Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

History Symposium

“Encyclopedia of War & American Society,”

Peter Karsten; 3703 Posvar, 4 pm (8-7451)

Bradford Campus Lecture

Doug Scott, Mukaiyama;

Univ. Rm. Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 7 pm (814/362-0248)

Greensburg Campus Lecture

Gary Telgenhoff;

Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7 pm (724/836-7741)

Greensburg Campus Reading

Crystal Williams, author;

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

Tuesday 13

Pharmacy Lecture

“Taxol, Tubulin & Tumors: Challenges in the New Era of Cancer Therapeutics,”

Susan Horwitz, Albert Einstein College of Medicine;

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

Survival Skills & Ethics Lunch

“National Science Foundation”;

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

UPCI Seminar

“Non-B DNA Structures, Mutagenesis & Cancer,”

Karen Vasquez, M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr.;

west wing aud., Shadyside Hospital, noon (412/623-3959)

Toastmasters Meeting

2203 Sennott, 12:30-1:30 pm (also March 20)

Academic Career Development NIH Career Development Award Workshop

“Awards for Basic Scientists”;

S120 BST2, 3-5 pm

Johnstown Campus Financial Aid Workshop

Living/Learning Ctr. Heritage, UPJ, 7-9 pm (814/269-2080)

Greensburg Campus Reading

Jolene Siana, memoirist/author;

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

Wednesday 14

• Spring term deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“The Impact of Disruptive Innovations in Orthopaedic Surgery,”

Kevin Bozic, Inst. for Health Policy Studies;

LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

Academic Career Development NIH Career Development Award Workshop

“Life After Your K Award: Making Career Transitions”;

S120 BST2, 8-10 am

Faculty Instructional Development Lab Open House

B level, alumni, 11 am-2 pm (4-9706)

HA & A Colloquium

“Sciences of Sense, Artistic Representation & the Concept of Impression in the 19th Century,”

Josh Ellenbogen;

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

OIS Program

“PASSPORT to Health Care & Healthy Living”;

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

Race & Social Problems Lecture

“The Time Tax: Race & Spatial Equity in New York City,”

Kathryn Neckerman, Columbia;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm

ULS/CMU Colloquium

“Users’ Emotional Satisfaction & Material Satisfaction at the Micro/Macro-Level in Academic Libraries,”

Fei Yu, eiNetworks, Rangos aud. Univ. Ctr., CMU, noon

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Depression in Women During Childbearing,”

Katherine Wisner, medicine;

2201 Posvar, noon (4-6458)

SAC Meeting

1175 Benedum, 12:15-2 pm

A&S Teaching Excellence Lecture

“Science in Education in the 21st Century: Using the Tools of Science to Teach Science,”

Carl Wieman;

343 Alumni, 3-5 pm

Pathology Menten Lecture

“Mast Cells: Important Regulators of Inflammation Tissue Remodeling & Host Defense,”

Stephen Galli, Stanford;

lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 4 pm (8-1040)

WPIC/Carnegie Library Lecture

“Getting Better Sleep: What You Need to Know,”

Anne Germain, medicine;

Carnegie Library, 6-8 pm (7-3555)

Greensburg Campus Reading

Lewis Nordan, novelist/memoirist;

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

Germanic Languages & Literatures Films

“Nicht Loschbares Feuer (Inextinguishable Fire),”

“Arbeiter Verlassen die Fabrik (Workers Leaving the Factory),”

“Auge Machine 1 (Eye Machine 1),”

“Schnittstelle Section (Interface)” &

“Ich Glaubte Gefangene zu Sehen (I Thought I Was Seeing Convicts)”;

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

Global Studies/European Studies/Italian Club Film

“Waalo Fendo: Where the Earth Freezes”;

4130 Posvar, 8:30 pm (4-2918)

Thursday 15

• Fall term registration & add/drop period begins;

first two days reserved for seniors.

ADRC Lecture

“Functional Significance of Mild Cognitive Impairment,”

Steve Albert, GSPH;

ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm (2-2700)

Asian Studies Lecture

“Evolution of Clothing Styles in Contemporary China: A Tale of Modernity,”

Andrew Zhao, anthropology;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Family Pressures on Young Women at Risk for Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer,”

Rebekah Hamilton, nursing;

113 Law, noon-1 pm (8-1320)

Immunology Seminar

“Cytokine Gene Transduction of Tumor-Seeking A-NK Cells,”

Stephen Goding, medicine;

“Role of NF-B in CCR7-Mediated Tumor Survival & Metastasis in SCCHN,”

Yvonne Mburu, medicine;

aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Asian Studies/UCIS/Honors College Lecture

“Paintings of the Noh Theater in Tokugawa Japan,”

Monica Bethe, Otani U;

3504 CL, 2:30 pm

Academic Career Development Health Sciences Postdoctoral Professionalism Seminar

“Developing the Networking Skills to Advance Your Career”;

S120 BST2, 3-5 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Oldies but (Still) Goodies: ‘Diels-Alders,’ ‘Copes,’ & Steroids,”

Thomas Hoye, U of MN, 2:30 pm;

“Nanoscale Imaging of Charge & Spin,”

John Marohn, Cornell;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Geology & Planetary Sciences Colloquium

“Geologic & Policy Aspects of the Dixmont Landslide,”

Tom Anderson & Don Hopey;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Pitt Arts/Persad Ctr. Concert

Namoli Brennet, FFA aud., 4 pm (4-4462)

Univ. Art Gallery Talk

“Images of Haiti: Dumpster Deities & Other Paradoxes,”

Bill Bollendorf, Galerie Macondo;

Univ. Art Gallery FFA, 5 pm (8-2423)

Greensburg Campus Reading

Phil Beard, novelist;

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

Friday 16

CS Lecture

“Incremental Pattern Discovery on Stream, Graphs & Tensors,”

Jimeng Sun, CMU;

5317 Sennott, 9:30 am

Pharmacology Seminar

“Insights Into Programmed Cell Death Through Structural Biology,”

Yigong Shi, Princeton;

1395 Starzl BST, noon

GSPIA Panel Discussion

“The State of Democracy in Western Pennsylvania”;

2500 Posvar, 1:30-4 pm (3-8970)

Anthropology Lecture

“Life Stresses at Catalhöyük, a Neolithic Urban Community in Central Anatolia, Turkey,”

Clark Spencer Larsen, OSU;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm

GSPIA Presentation

“The Interplay Between Preemptive & Defensive Counterterrorism Measures: A 2-State Game,”

Subhayu Bandyopadhyay;

4716 Posvar, 3:30-5 pm (8-7640)

Mathematics Colloquium

“The Composite Membrane Problem,”

Sagun Chanillo, Rutgers;

704 Thackery, 4 pm

Asian Studies/EALL Film

“April Snow”;

4130 Posvar, 6:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Reading

Jane Bernstein, memoirist/novelist;

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

Johnstown Campus Concert

Carnegie Brass;

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

Sunday 18

Bach & Baroque Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (4-4125)

Art, Science & Ethics Lecture

“Perspectives on Deadly Medicine,”

Kate Seelman, SHRS;

The Warhol Museum; 4 pm (412/237-8355)

Monday 19

Physics/CMU Colloquium

Monique Combescot, Institut des NanoSciences de Paris;

102 Thaw, 4:30 pm

Tuesday 20

Bradford Campus Reception & Reading

Laurie Alberts, memoirist/novelist;

KOA Speer Electronics Lobby Blaisdell, UPB, 11:30 am (814/362-0248)

Senate Community Relations Committee Meeting

Hillman 2nd fl. conf. rm., noon

UPCI Seminar

“Maintaining Genomic Stability During Lymphocyte Differentiation,”

David Brian Roth, immunology & pathology;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside Hospital, noon (412/623-3959)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Naturalism & Wonder: Charles Peirce on the Logic of Hume’s Argument Against Miracles,”

Catherine Legg, U of Waikato;

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

Wednesday 21

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom: The Landstuhl Experience,”

Joachim Tenuta, U.S. Military Academy-West Point;

LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

HA & A Colloquium

“Writing Manuscripts of France, 1260-1320,”

Alison Stones;

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

Pathology Seminar

“Genomic Decoding of Liver Cancer,”

Snorri Thorgeirsson, NIH;

1105 B/C Scaife, noon (8-1040)


vs. Youngstown St.;

Washington’s Landing, 1 pm

Johnstown Campus Lecture

“Speak for You: The Real Vegas CSI,”

Gary Telgenhoff;

Living/Learning Ctr. Heritage, UPJ, 7 pm (814/269-2080)

Bradford Campus Concert

Bradford Community Choir;

Bromeley Family Theater Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-0248)

Germanic Languages & Literatures Films

“Christoph Schlingensief & His Films”

& “Foreigners Out! Schlingensief’s Container”;

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

Thursday 22

Five-Campus College Fair

Ballrm. Alumni, 11 am-2 pm & 5-7 pm (4-7170)

Chemistry Seminar

“Phosphine Catalysis of Allenes in Target-Oriented Synthesis (TOS) & Diversity-Oriented Synthesis (DOS),”

Ohyun Kwon, UCLA, 2:30 pm;

“Xenon, Liquid Crystals & SPIONs: Tools for Enhancing Sensitivity & Information Content in NMR & MRI,”

Boyd Goodson, S. IL U;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Biostatistics Seminar

“Functional Based Multi-level Models for Multiple Longitudinal Outcomes,”

Kiros Berhane, USC;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Carbon Sequestration,”

John Harper, PA Geological Survey;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Johnstown Campus Poetry Reading

Nick Flynn, author;

J. Irving Whalley Chapel, UPJ, 7:30 pm (814/269-2080)

Pgh. Contemporary Writer’s Reading

“The Butcher Boy,”

“Breakfast on Pluto,” &

“Call Me the Breeze,”

Patrick McCabe, novelist;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm (4-6506)

PhD Defenses

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Capacity Building Strategies of a School-Community Partnership: A Case Study,”

Sito Narcisse;

March 12, 4321 Posvar, 9 am


“Negotiating European Integration on the Southern Periphery: Democracy Deficits & Bargaining Power in the Maghreb,”

Carl Dawson;

March 13, 3431 Posvar, 10 am

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Pharmacodynamics of IV Citalopram Using Functional MRI,”

Kristin Bigos;

March 14, 456 Salk, noon-1 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Deformation Quantization & the Fedosov Star-Product on Constant Curvature Manifolds of Codimension One,”

Philip Tillman;

March 15, 106 Allen, 2 pm

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“The Use of Human Patient Simulators as an Instructional Strategy for Baccalaureate Nursing Students,”

Valerie Howard;

March 16, 5901 Posvar, 10 am

A&S/Geology & Planetary Sciences

“Integrating Geophysics & Geochemistry to Evaluate Coalbed Natural Gas Produced Water Disposal, Powder River Basin, Wyoming,”

Brian Lipinski;

March 16, 207 SRCC, 1 pm


“Charles Mingus & the Paradoxical Aspects of Race as Reflected in His Life & Music,”

Ernest Aaron Horton;

March 19, 114 Music, 10:30 am


“Modernist Pedagogies: Conrad, Wolf, Pound & the Reading Public,”

Ellen Gerber;

March 19, 526 CL, 11 am-2 pm

Education/Health & Physical Activity

“A Longitudinal Study Examining the Effects of Physical Activity on Weight Changes During Adolescence,”

Jill Landsbaugh;

March 21, Baierl Conf. Rm. Petersen, 9 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“High Resolution Scanning Probes of Thin Ferroelectric Films,”

Hongzhou Ma;

March 21, 106 Allen, 10:30 am


Titusville Campus

“The Follies”;

March 9 & 10, 7:30 pm, Henne Aud., UPT (tickets: 814/827-4503)

Pitt Repertory Theatre

“The Bear & the Proposal & the Wedding,”;

March 21-24 & 28-31 at 8 pm, March 25 & April 1 at 2 pm, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial (tickets: 4-7529)


Bradford Campus Exhibit

“Affairs of the Art: Pitt-Bradford Student Art Exhibition”;

March 16-April 13, KOA Speer Electronics Lobby 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)


EU Ctr. of Excellence Faculty Fellowship

Applications due March 12; go to for more info.

European Studies Student Exchange Program

Applications due March 16; call 8-7422 for more info.

Electromyography Course

Registration deadline March 19; call 8-6137 for more info.

Nationality Council International Cabaret Ball

To register contact Susan Langer, 1209 CL, by April 5. (4-6150)

Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards

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

Univ. Research Council Multidisciplinary Small Grant Program

Preliminary proposals due to Office of the Provost by 4 pm March 8; final proposals due by 4 pm April 27.

Event Deadline

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

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