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August 29, 2002


Thursday, August 29

Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Training Session

"Small Business Innovation Research: Understanding the Basics of Federal Funding for Technology Development"; 532 Alumni Hall, 8-10 am (8-1544)

Immunology Seminar

"Signal Transduction & Lytic Function in Natural Killer Cells," Julie Djeu, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Ctr.; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

UPT Convocation

Speaker Randy Juhl, vice chancellor for Research Conduct & Compliance; McKinney veranda, 2 pm

Chemistry Seminar

"Utilizing Porous Polymers to Construct Synthetic 'Active Sites' for Non-Biological Applications," Michel Gagne, NC Chapel Hill; 12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Magee Seminar

"Of Mice & Males: New Avenues in Relaxin Research," Laura Parry; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Toastmasters Meeting

1102 Scaife, 6 pm (also Sept. 5 & 12)

Saturday, August 31

Pitt Football

Vs. Ohio U; Heinz Field, North Side, 7 pm

Monday, September 2

* Labor Day, University closed.

Tuesday 3

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds

"Pathophysiology & Treatment of Severe Sepsis," Michael Pinsky; 0 level aud. Magee, 7:30 am

Memorial Service

For Ruthann Adams Mangelsdorf; Heinz Chapel, 10:30 am

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

"Eliciting Preferences for Fertility in Women With PID," Thomas Songer; 1105 Scaife, noon

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Wednesday, September 4

Sports Medicine Rounds

"Exercise Physiology Basics," John Jakaicic; 5th fl. conf. rm. Shadyside Hospital, 10 am

Pathology Seminar

"ABC Transporters & Reverse Cholesterol Transport: New Insights From Tangier Disease," Alan Remaley, NIH; 1104 Scaife, noon

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

"The New Colors of Muscle: Gene Expression Profiling in Skeletal Muscle in Health & Disease," John Porter; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4 pm

Engineering Lecture

"Concepts & Applications: The Art of Well Adapted Design," Janine Benyus; G23 Parran, 5 pm (4-9870)

Men's Soccer

Vs. Niagara; Founders Field, 7 pm

Women's Volleyball

Vs. St. Francis; Field House, 7 pm

Thursday 5

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"The Role of Pharmacokinetics in Targeted Drug Development & Therapy," Merrill Egorin; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

Pediatric Surgery Lecture

"Necrotizing Enterocolitis," David Hackam; 4A485 Children's, 8-9 am

Pitt/United Way Day of Caring

Various locations, 9 am-4 pm (to register: 4-7707)

ADRC Lecture

"Meta-Memory in Alzheimer's Disease," Daniel Kaufer; ADRC conf. rm. MUH, noon-1 pm

Immunology Seminar

"The Impact of Cellular & Humoral Alloreactivity on Lung Allograft Outcome," Adriana Zeevi; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

IRB Workshop

1105 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Sennott Square Dedication

2 pm

Global Issues Lecture

"Enforcing Global Human Rights Through US Domestic Law," Dan Kovalik, USWA; 2K56 Posvar, 5:30 pm

Friday, September 6

* Fall term add/drop period ends.

Audiology Seminar

"Bone Anchored Hearing Aids," 5073 Forbes Tower, 7:30-8:30 am

Forensic Nursing Conference

125 Victoria, 8 am

Health Policy Inst. Governance Initiative Briefing

"The Online Trustee," Norman Mitry & J.R. Philp, Heritage Valley Health System; Univ. Club, 8-9:30 am (to register: 4-6104)

Internal Medicine Conference

Bevanne Mayberry & Robert Brooks; 933W MUH, 9 am

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon-2 pm

Pgh. Development Ctr. Seminar

"Stress-Induced Anovulation: Mind Over Matter?" Sarah Berga; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 3 pm

Women's Soccer

Vs. Duquesne; Founders Field, 7 pm

Women's Volleyball

Vs. Duke; Field House, 7 pm

Saturday, September 7

Women's Volleyball

Vs. Indiana; Field House, 1:30 pm

Women's Volleyball

Vs. Bowling Green; Field House, 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 8

Women's Soccer

Vs. Lehigh; Founders Field, 1 pm

Monday, September 9

Nursing Convocation

1st fl. lobby Victoria, 1 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Mechanics & Dynamics of the Mitotic Spindle," Jonathan Scholey, UC Davis; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Tuesday, September 10

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds

"Treating Pregnancy Failure, Embryonic & Fetal Demise," Mitchell Creinin; 0 level aud. Magee, 7:30 am

Memorial Service

For Norman Hummon, professor of sociology; Heinz Chapel, 10 am, with reception following in 2M/2P56 Posvar

Epidemiology Seminar

"Etiologic Research at the NCI on Hormonally Related & Cervical Cancers," Louise Brinton, NCI; A115 Crabtree, noon-1:25 pm

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

"Cost-Effectiveness of Newer Treatment Strategies for Influenza," Kenneth Smith; 1105 Scaife, noon

GSPH Educational Policies & Curriculum Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 2 pm

Magee Seminar

"Cytoplasmic Dynein, Dynactin & Nucleoporin Interactions During the Fertilization Cell Cycle," Christopher Payne; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Pgh. Prevention Ctr. Seminar

"Prevention of Sarcopenia," Anne Newman; A115 Crabtree, 4 pm

Mini-Medical School Lecture

"When the Bugs Outsmart the Drugs: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria & Appropriate Use of Antibiotics," Judith Martin & Lee Harrison; Scaife, 7-8:30 pm

Wednesday, September 11

Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Training Session

"The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business"; 1K56 Posvar, 7:45-9:50 am (8-1544)

Sports Medicine Rounds

"Knee Examination," Christopher Harner; 5th fl. conf. rm. Shadyside Hospital, 8 am

UPMC Town Hall Meeting

Rm. A MUH, 11 am


"Perspectives From Abroad," Reid Andrews, history; Patrick Doreian, sociology; Robert Hayden, anthropology; William Keller, Ridgway Ctr.; 2K56 Posvar, noon

Ophthalmology Seminar

"100 Years & 500,000 Cells the Corneal Endothelium Survives Through Refractive & Cataract Surgery," Henry Edelhauser; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Regulation of Arp2/3 Complex-Induced Actin Assembly by Cortactin," Alissa Weaver, Washington U; 1104 Scaife, noon

SAC Meeting

1175 Benedum, 12:15 pm

Linguistics Talk

"Heads in Morphosyntax: Are They Universal?"; 144 CL, 3 pm

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 Posvar, 3 pm

Health Policy Inst. Lecture

"Geography & the Debate Over Medicare Reform," John Wennberg, Dartmouth; A115 Crabtree, 4-5:30 pm

Thursday, September 12

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"New Perspective on the Treatment of Prostate Cancer," Mario Eisenberger; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 8 am

Grand Rounds on Audiological Utility of OAEs

"Update on Otoacoustic Emissions & Their Applications," Jacek Smurzynski; 7th fl. aud. MUH, 8:30 am

Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Seminar

"Geometry & Physics of Proteins," Jayanth Banavar; WPIC aud., noon-1 pm

Chemistry Seminar

"Highly Enantioselective Diels-Alder Reactions," Viresh Rawal, U of Chicago; 12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Asian Studies Reception

2M56 Posvar, 4-5 pm

Chemistry Seminar

"Protein Crystallization: A Theoretical Perspective," Xueyu Song, Iowa U; 12B Chevron, 4 p m

UPCI Seminar

"Transcriptional Repression by p53 Maintains the G2 Checkpoint," William Taylor; W1395 BST, 4 pm

Pgh. Mind-Body Lecture

"Factors Associated With Elevated Nighttime Blood Pressure & Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Youth," Dawn Wilson, Prevention Research Ctr., Norman Arnold, U of SC; Social Rm. Mellon Inst., 4-5 pm

Ph. D. Defenses

Hispanic Languages & Literatures

"Tiempo, modalidad y aspecto en el verbo espanol: Un descripcion del uso del presente progresivo, el futuro morfologico y perifrastico, el preterito el imperfecto del indicativo en la comunidad cubana de Miami," Jorge Porcel; Aug. 29, 1217B CL, 9 am

Human Genetics

"Dissection of the 11q13 Amplicon in Oral Cancer Cells," Xin Huang; Aug. 29, 109 Parran, 10 am

Hispanic Languages & Literatures

"Bandidos y letrados: violencia campesina, literatura y formacion de la nacion-estado en America Latina en el largo siglo XIX," Juan Pablo Dabove; Aug. 30, 1217B CL, 4 pm


"The Shattered Worlds of Standish O'Grady: Myth, History & Imagination in 19th Century Ireland," Christopher Boettcher; Sept. 3, 501 CL, 1-3 pm

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

"Predictive Validity of Clinical Variables Used in the Determination of Patient Prognosis Following Participation in Lumbar Stabilization Program," Gregory Hicks; Sept. 5, 4016 Forbes Tower, 8-10 am


"Bone Mineral Density, Bone Loss & Coronary Calcification in Older Men," Miryoung Lee; Sept. 10, 117 Parran, 9-11 am


Teaching Evaluation Deadline

Requests for teaching evaluations due Sept. 16 for fall term to G39 CL. (4-6147)

Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award

Nomination letters due Sept. 30 to G33 CL.

Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award

Nomination letters due Sept. 30 to 826 CL.

Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award

Nomination letters due Oct. 14 to 826 CL.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Sept. 12. It will contain events of Sept. 12-26. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Sept. 5 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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