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September 12, 2002


Thursday, September 12

Computational Biology & Bioinformatics Seminar

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

Health Services Seminar

"Seeking & Obtaining IRB Approval," Jan Jernigan; "Public Domain Public Health Databases for Social & Community Research," Ravi Sharma; A216 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

"T Cell Dysfunction in Cancer & Chronic Inflammatory Disease: Is There a Common Link?" Augusto Ochoa; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

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

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

"Origin of Carbon Dioxide Gas Contamination in Groundwater & Building Spaces in Western PA: Implications for Subsurface Carbon Sequestration," Christopher Laughrey, PA Geological Survey; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

UPCI Seminar

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

Friday, September 13

Dental Education Seminar

"Oral Cancer Examination Technique," Bobby Collins; 2148 Salk, 9 am

Internal Medicine Conference

Ro Conigliaro; 933W MUH, 9 am

Pharmacology Seminar

"Myc Oncoproteins: New Target Genes & New Therapeutic Opportunities," Edward Prochownik; 1395 BST, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"On a Common Fallacy in the Analytic Philosophy of Science," Nicholas Rescher; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Regenerative Medicine Seminar

"Intracellular Mechanisms of Reparative Actions of Mechanical Strain: Implications in Cartilage Tissue Engineering," Sudha Agarwal; aud. 5 Scaife, 2 pm

Pgh. Development Seminar

"Synthetic Scaffolds for Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering," William Wagner; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 3 pm

Psychology Colloquium

"Ordinary Prejudice," Mahzarin Banaji, Harvard; 4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Int'l. Studies in Education & Professors for Peace & Justice Townhall Meeting

"Beyond 09/11/01: Other Voices, Other Stories"; 2K56 Posvar, 7-10 pm

Saturday, September 14

Dental Education Seminar

"Periodontal Surgery for the General Practitioner," Jon Suzuki, Lee Johns & Ali Seyedain; 2148 Salk, 8:30 am (also Sept. 15)

SAC Flea Market & Craft Sale

Area between Hillman & Posvar, 9 am-3 pm (4-4236)

Monday, September 16

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Cancer Therapy Based on Ras, Rb & p53," Frank McCormick, UCSF Cancer Ctr. & Research Inst.; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

ASC Study Skills Workshop

311 WPU, 6-7:30 pm (also Sept. 23)

Tuesday, September 17

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds

"Rapid GBS Screening in the Labor Suite: How Fast is Fast Enough?" Jeanne Jordan; 0 Level aud. Magee, 7:30 am

Laboratory Safety Seminar

"Introduction to the University of Pittsburgh Chemical Hygiene Plan"; aud. 5 Scaife, 9-10:15 am (4-9505)

Epidemiology Seminar

"Chromosomal Alterations in Oral Cancer Cells: Useful Biomarkers of Disease," Susanne Gollin; A115 Crabtree, noon

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

"Integrating Mental Health & Primary Care Services for the Older Patient: Preliminary Findings From Services Intervention Studies," Stephen Bartels; 1105 Scaife, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Wittgenstein & Neo-Kantian Philosophy of Science," Andreas Blank, Free U; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

GSPH Planning & Budget Policies Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 3 pm

Magee Seminar

"Leptin Expression in Adipose & Placenta in Preeclampsia," Hannale Laivuori; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Pgh. Prevention Ctr. Seminar

"Identification & Treatment of Depression in the Elderly," Charles Reynolds; A115 Crabtree, 4 pm

Provost's Inaugural Lecture

"Critical Care Medicine, Surgery & Ethyl Pyruvate," Mitchell Fink, CCM; 2M56 Posvar, 4:30 pm

ASC Study Skills Workshop

311 WPU, 7-8:30 pm (also Sept. 24)

Women's Volleyball

Vs. Duquesne; Field House, 7 pm

Wednesday, September 18

Prosthodontics Presentation

Steve Cafaro; 2027 Salk, 10 am

Sports Medicine Grand Rounds

"Principles of Rehabilitation," Jay Irrgang; 5th fl. conf. rm. Shadyside Hospital, 10 am

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Medical Arts, noon

Pathology Seminar

"Current Concepts in Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumors," William Travis, Armed Forces Inst. of Pathology; 1104 Scaife, noon (also Sept. 25)

Renal Research Seminar

"Molecular Chaperones: Mediators of Tumorigenesis, Protein Folding & Protein Degradation," Jeffrey Brodsky; "Molecular Genetics of Nephrotic Syndrome/FSGS," Abhay Vats; "Regulation of Exocytosis in a Mucin-Secreting Cell Line," Carol Bertrand; F1145 Presby, noon (also Sept. 25)

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 pm (also Sept. 25)

ASC Study Skills Workshop

311 WPU, 3:30-5:30 pm (also Sept. 25)

GSPH Council Meeting

109 Parran, 4 pm

Ernst Knobil Cell Biology & Physiology Lecture

"Functional Genomics (Physiology) of CRF Receptors & Their Ligands: Central, Gastrointestinal & Cardiovascular Roles," Wylie Vale; S100A BST, 4 pm

Women's Soccer

Vs. WVU; Founders Field, 7 pm

Thursday 19

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

"Vascular Interactions in the Progression of Melanoma," Mohammed Kashani-Sabet; conf. rm. C UPMC Shadyside, 8 am

Asian Studies Law Symposium

"China's Entrance Into the WTO: A Legal Perspective"; Law Moot Court Rm., 8:45 am-noon

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

WPIC aud., noon

Immunology Seminar

"Exploiting Redox Balance For the Modulation of Immune Function," Jon Piganelli, Pediatrics; S216 BST, noon

Renal Grand Rounds

"Renal cGMP-Specific Phosphodiesterase & Sodium Retention," Christine Baylis; F1145 Presby, noon

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & Urology Symposium

"Frontiers of Rehabilitation Research," Michael Weinrich, NCMRR, & Daniel Barry, NASA; Petersen, noon-5:30 pm

ASC Study Skills Workshop

311 WPU, 2-3:30 pm (also Sept. 26)

Chemistry Lecture

"Serotonin & the Misbehaving Brain," Ann Andrews, PSU; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Robert Nelson, Jet Propulsion Lab; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Campbell McGrath, poet; FFA aud., 8:30 pm

Friday, September 20

Audiology Seminar

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

Internal Medicine Conference

Dave Macpherson & Thuy Bui; 933W MUH, 9 am

Dental Education Seminar

"Oral Medicine: The Diagnosis & Therapeutic Treatment of Oral Mucosal Pathology," Edward Herschaft; 2148 Salk, 9 am

Psychiatry Conference

"Psychiatry Intake Services (DEC)," Vineeth John; WPIC aud., 11 am

Pharmacology Seminar

"Secrets of Protein Structures Revealed by Mass Spectrometry," Catherine Costello; 1395 BST, noon

Regenerative Medicine Seminar

"Biochemical Factors in Cartilage Physiology & Pathology: From Organism to Organelle," Farshid Guilak; aud. 5 Scaife, 2 pm

Pgh. Development Seminar

"Inducible Transgenic Ap-proach to Study Gene Function in the Lung," Prabir Ray; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 3 pm

Women's Soccer

Vs. Villanova; Founders Field, 7 pm

Women's Volleyball

Vs. Charleston Southern; Field House, 7 pm

Asian Studies Film

"Oriume," directed by Hisako Matsui; Carnegie Art Museum, 7:30 pm (also Sept. 22)

Saturday, September 21

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

"Training for Success: A Workshop for Graduate Students & Postdocs"; lecture rm. 2 4th fl. Scaife, 9 am-3 pm

Int'l. Week Chinese Autumn Moon Festival

Between Heinz Field & PNC Park, North Shore, 11 am-6 pm

Men's Soccer

Vs. Connecticut; Founders Field, 1 pm

Women's Volleyball

Vs. UMBC; Field House, 1 pm

Women's Volleyball

Vs. George Washington; Field House, 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 22

Int'l. Week Global Studies Gathering of Native American People

CL Lawn, 10 am-6 pm

Int'l. Week Ctr. for Lifetime Learning Presentation

WPU Lower Lounge, 1-2:30 pm

Int'l. Week Professors for Peace Teach-In

"Mobilizing for Global Justice"; 120 Lawrence, 7 pm

Monday, September 23

Int'l. Week Indian Food Day

Schenley Cafe, 11 am-8 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

"Coastal Erosion," Cheryl Hapke; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

"Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) Quality Control of a P-type ATPase," Amy Chang, Albert Einstein; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Chemistry Lecture

"Nonlinear Optical Probing of Molecular Chirality," Y.R. Shen, Berkeley; 7500 Wean, CMU, 4:30 pm

Tuesday, September 24

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences Grand Rounds

"Novel & Targeted Therapeutics for Gynecologic Malignancies," Benjamin Schwartz; 0 Level aud. Magee, 7:30 am

Int'l. Week Middle East Food Day

Schenley Cafe, 11 am-8 pm

Neurobiology Seminar

"Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity: A Theoretical View," Jonathan Rubin; 1495 BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

"Epidemiological Issues in Determining Whether Benzene Causes Lymphatic Cancer," Bernie Goldstein; A115 Crabtree, noon

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

Kathleen McTigue; 1105 Scaife, noon

Int'l. Week W. European Studies & Outdoors Club Scottish Games Day

CL lawn, noon-4 pm

Int'l. Week Africa Festival

WPU Lower Lounge, 1-5 pm

Chemistry Lecture

"Surface Melting of Ice," Y.R. Shen, Berkeley; 12 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Magee Seminar

"Rapid Short Read DNA Sequencing & Mutation/SNP Detection Assays," Deborah Litman; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Pgh. Prevention Ctr. Seminar

"Exercise Programs in the Elderly: Risks & Benefits," Connie Bayles; A115 Crabtree, 4 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

"Naming, Identity & Gender: The Knight With Two Swords," Norris Lacy, PSU; 151 CL, 4:30 pm

Int'l. Week Global Service Learning Presentation

WPU Lower Lounge, 5-7 pm

Int'l. Week Russian & East European Dinner & Performance

Eddie's, 5-7 pm

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture

"Purveying & Regulating Medical Quackery in the 20th Century America," John Swann; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm

Mini-Medical School Lecture

"Blood-Related Cancers: Leukemias & Lymphomas," Michael Carroll & Elizabeth McGuire; Scaife, 7-8:30 pm

Wednesday, September 25

Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Training Session

"Small Business Innovation Research: Understanding the Basics of Federal Funding for Technology Development"; 1K56 Posvar, 8-9:50 am (8-1544)

Sports Medicine Grand Rounds

"Foot & Ankle Examination," Stephen Conti; Aircast rm. Kaufmann, 8 am

Int'l. Week Africa Food Day

Schenley Cafe, 11 am-8:30 pm

Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Medical Arts, noon

Int'l. Week Int'l. Flea Market

3rd fl. Posvar, noon-3 pm

Int'l. Week Int'l. Studies Overview for New Faculty

4E51 Posvar, noon-1 pm

Pathology Seminar

"Methylation Gene Silencing & Cancer," Adi Gazdar, U of Texas; 1104 Scaife, noon

Linguistics Talk

"Definite Object Drop in River Plate Spanish," Pascual Masullo; 144 CL, 3 pm

Int'l. Week Latin American Studies & Global Connections Talk

"Coffee Beans & Human Beings: Best of Friends? The International Coffee Crisis," Marla Ripoll, economics, John Notte, La Prima Espresso & Brenda Smith, Building New Hope; G17 CL, 4-6 pm

UPPDA Social Event

Petersen, 4-7 pm

Int'l. Week Middle East Food Day

Schenley Cafe, 11 am-8 pm

Bradford Recital

Jennifer Aylmer, Houston Opera Studio; 1st Presbyterian Church, Bradford, 7:30 pm

Thursday, September 26

Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence Training Session

"Estate Planning: The Money, Psychology & Feelings Behind the Planning," Christopher Eckrich; Univ. Club, 7:30 am-3 pm (8-1544)

Health Services Seminar

"Recruitment of Minorities to Clinical Trials: A Discussion of Research Methods & Outcomes," Jeanette Trauth; A216 Crabtree, noon


Nicole Lazar; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Ph.D. Defenses

Physics & Astronomy

"Waveforms & Colliding Black Holes," Yosef Zlochower; Sept. 12, 216 Allen, 5 pm


"Contributions of Drug Metabolizing Enzymes in Gene-Gene & Gene-Environment Interactions in Lung Carcinogensis," Sutira Lerdtragool; Sept. 16, 109 Parran, 2 pm


"Making Citizens: Civil Society & Popular Mobilization in Zacatecas, Mexico, 1821-1853," Rosalina Zœniga; Sept. 23, 3P51 Posvar, 10 am


"From Prayers to Protests: The Impact of Religious-Based Dissent on the Emergence of Civil Society in Slovakia & the GDR," David Doellinger; Sept. 23, 3M51 Posvar, 11 am


"Faculty/Administrator Perceptions of the Dispute Resolution Environment in Four Selected Institutions of Higher Education," Glenn Thiel; Sept. 25, 3G52 Posvar, 1 pm


Teaching Evaluation Deadline

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

University Senate Vice President Ballots

Ballots due Sept. 20 to the University Senate Office, 1234 CL. (4-6505)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Sept. 26. It will contain events of Sept. 26-Oct. 10. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Sept. 19 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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