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October 10, 2002


Thursday 10

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“Feedback Skills,” Tom Sobkowicz; 100 Craig, 9-11 am

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“Presentation Skills,” Beth Fischer; 342 Craig, 9 am-4 pm

ADRC Faculty Exchange Presentation

“Genetics & Dementia: From the Frontal Lobe to the Fruitfly,” Daniel Geschwind, UCLA; S120 BST, 10-11 am

Community Health Forum

1103 Scaife, noon

Endocrine Conference

“Src Family Kinases as Molecular Targets for HIV Nef,” Thomas Smithgall; 1195 BST, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Latinos Health Care Access in Southwestern Pennsylvania,” Patricia Documet; A216 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

“Listeria Monocytogenes as a Live Bacterial Vector for Tumor Antigens: Can It Teach Us What Is Required for Effective Tumor Immunotherapy?” Yvonne Paterson, Penn; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Medicine Patient Management Conference

“H2O Homeostasis”; 7th fl. aud. Montefiore, noon

Pulmonary & Critical Care Case Conference

Eustace Fernandes; 628NW Montefiore, noon (also Oct. 17)

Chemistry Lecture

“Visualizing Molecular Recognition: Fluorescence Chemosensing Mediated by Control of Excited State Dynamics,” Nat Finney, UC San Diego, 2:30 pm; “Surface Chemistry of Complex Interfaces: Reactions on Bimetallic Surfaces & Chemistry of Si/TiN/Al Interface,” Andrew Teplyakov, U of DE; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 4 pm

World Federalist Assn./Ctr. for International Legal Education McLean Lecture on World Law

“The Judicial Branch in the European Union: A Model for International Legal Relations,” Kurt Ricchenberg, European Court of Justice; Teplitz Court Rm. Law, 6 pm

Friday 11

Health Policy Inst. Governance Initiative Briefings

“Current Legal Issues for Healthcare Trustees,” Thomas Boyle, Buchanan Ingersoll; Univ. Club, 8-9:30 am (to register: 4-6104)

Medical Grand Rounds

“Why Is Pennsylvania Losing the Stem Cell Race?” Glenn McGee; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 8 am

Internal Medicine Conference

Raquel Buranosky & Janine McAssey; 933W Montefiore, 9 am

Psychiatry Conference

“Genetics of Behavioral Disorder,” Wade Berrettini; Thomas Detre Aud. WPIC, 11 am

Asian Studies Lecture

“Social Stratification, Higher Education & the State: The Case of Hong Kong 1971-2001,” David Post, education; 4E51 Posvar, noon

Human Genetics Seminar

“Profiling the Transcriptom: Application to Complex Biological Questions,” David Peters; A115 Crabtree, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

“Studying Mitochondrial Bioenergetics in Intact Neurons,” David Nicholls, Buck Inst. for Age Research; 1395 BST, noon

Pgh. Development Ctr. Seminar

“The Neuroprotective Effects of Tropic Factors in Cellular & Animal Models of Parkinson’s Disease,” Michael Zigmond; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 3 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“The Probabilistic Foundation of Evolutionary Theory,” Robert Brandon, Duke; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Stratigraphy & Paleoenvironmental Interpretations of the Hominid-Bearing Hadar Formation. Middle Ledi Region, Ethiopia,” Ramon Arroowsmith, AZ State; 104 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

Swimming & Diving

Blue/Gold Intrasquad; Trees, 4 pm

Women’s Volleyball

Vs. Boston College; Field House, 7 pm

Asian Studies Film

“Vengeance for Peace”; Carnegie Art Museum, 7:30 pm (also Oct. 13)

Saturday 12

Dental Education Seminar

“Review of Dental Radiography for the Dental Assistant,” Judith Gallagher & Marie George; 2148 Salk, 8:30 am

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Open House

5115 Centre Ave., Shadyside, noon-3 pm

Men’s Soccer

Vs. Seton Hall; Founders Field, 1 pm

Sunday 13

Women’s Volleyball

Vs. Providence; Field House, 2 pm

Heinz Chapel Choir Fall Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 14

Journalism Lecture

“More Than Just Two Cents’ Worth: Effective Column Writing,” John Allison, Post-Gazette; 527 WPU, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“The Community Ecology of Specialized Herbivores on Milkweed,” Anurag Agrawal, U of Toronto; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

ASC Study Skills Workshop

311 WPU, 6-7:30 pm (also Oct. 21)

Tuesday 15

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“Chemical Hygiene Plan Lab Safety Training,” Frank Pokrywka; Benedum aud., 9-10 am

HA & A Colloquium

“Monument Wars: The Changing Memorial Landscape of Washington, DC,” Kirk Savage; 203 FFA aud., noon

Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention Seminar

“EGFR as a Target for Prevention & Treatment of Head & Neck Cancer,” Jennifer Grandis; A115 Crabtree, noon

Neurobiology Seminar

“Functional Identification of Activated Subsets of Neurons,” Alison Barth; 1495 BST, noon

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

“Persistence of Expenditures Among High Cost Medicare Beneficiaries,” Amber Barnato; 1105 Scaife, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Entropy & Levels of Description,” Janneke van Lith, Utrecht U; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

PA/Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education & Training Ctr. Satellite Videoconference

“Occupational Exposure to Viruses”; 211 Lawrence, 12:30-3:30 pm (to register: 4-1895)

Film Studies Lecture

“On the Road Again: Traveling Film Exhibition During the Depression,” Gregory Waller, U of KY; 501 CL, 1 pm

GSPH Planning & Budget Policies Committee Meeting

109 Parran, 3 pm

Magee Seminar

“Novel Concepts in Estradiol-Induced Cardiovascular Protection,” Edwin Jackson; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Pgh. Prevention Ctr. Seminar

“Current Therapies for the Treatment of Type II Diabetes: Implications & Prevention in the Elderly,” David Kelley, medicine; A115 Crabtree, 4 pm

Frederick Kaufman Chemistry Lecture

“Atmospheric Chemistry & Flow Reactors,” Mario Molina, MIT; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 5:30 pm

ASC Study Skills Workshop

311 WPU, 7-8:30 pm (also Oct. 22)

Music/Ctr. for the Performing Arts of India Indian Classical Music Concert

Uday Bhawalkar & Manik Munde; FFA aud., 7:30 pm (tickets: 8-7814)

Wednesday 16

Sports Medicine Grand Rounds

“Fracture Management,” Robert Goitz; Aircast rm. Kaufmann, 8 am

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“Distress Tolerance,” Sarah McDaniel; 100 Craig, 9- 10:30 am

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“Benefits”; 342 Craig, 9 am-1 pm

Pathology Seminar

“Making Gene Therapy Work: Uses of SV40-Derived Gene Delivery Vectors,” David Strayer, Jefferson Medical College; 1104 Scaife, noon

Renal Research Seminar

“Altered Regulation of the Death Receptor Fas (CD95) in Barrett’s Esophagus & Esophageal Adenocarcinoma,” Steven Hughes; F1145 Presby, noon

Student Health Service Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Medical Arts, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 pm (also Oct. 23)

Frederick Kaufman Chemistry Lecture

“Surface Chemistry of Atmospheric Aerosols,” Mario Molina, MIT; Ashe Aud. Chevron, 2:30 pm

ASC Study Skills Workshop

311 WPU, 3:30-5:30 pm (also Oct. 23)

GSPH Council Meeting

109 Parran, 4 pm

HPI Lecture

“Making Medicaid Better: Options for States,” Vernon Smith; A115 Crabtree, 4- 5:30 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Cellular Microphysiology: Counter-Intuitive Insights From Spatially Realistic Monte Carlo Simulations,” Joel Stiles; A115 Crabtree, 4 pm

Men’s Soccer

Vs. VA Tech; Founders Field, 7 pm

Thursday 17

Inst. for Entrepreneurial Excellence Conference

“BioRivers II: Navigating the Growth of Technology,” keynote speaker Daniel Fogel, Inst. for Industrial Competitiveness; Univ. Club, 7:30 am (to register: 8-1544)

Oncology Grand Rounds

“Breast Cancer: 2002 & Beyond,” Sandra Swain; conf. rm. C Shadyside Medical Bldg., 8 am

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“The Winds of Change,” Linda Neuenschwander; 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am

Bioethics & Health Law Mark A. Nordenberg Law & Psychiatry Lecture

“The Insanity Defense in the 21st Century,” Jennifer Bard, U of TX; Teplitz Court Rm. Law, noon-1 pm

Endocrine Conference

“Chest Pain in Women: Inflammation, Hormones & the Dysmetabolic Syndrome,” Steven Reis; 1195 BST, noon

HA & A Talk

“Yet Again, the ‘Friedsam Annunciation’ & Early Bruges School,” Derek Churchill; 203 FFA, noon

ASC Study Skills Workshop

311 WPU, 2-3:30 pm (also Oct. 24)

Biostatistics Seminar

“Testing Equality of Survival Functions of Quality Adjusted Lifetime,” Hongwei Zhao, U of Rochester; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Structural & Stratigraphic Controls on te Distribution of Siliceous Iron Ore, Allegheny Plateau, West Central PA,” Danielle Deemer & Paul Coyle; 11 Thaw, 4-4:50 pm

Geriatric Dentistry Lecture

“Geriatric Dentistry: Necessary Components for a Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Approach,” Anthony Iacopino, Marquette; 2148 Salk, 4:30 pm

Global Studies/World Federalist Assn. Lecture

“International Aid & the Work of Brother’s Brother Foundation,” Luke Hingson, Brother’s Brother Foundation; 2K56 Posvar, 5:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Child Safety Town Meeting

“Focusing on Children & Uniting for Safety”; Living/Learning Ctr. Heritage, UPJ, 7-8:30 pm (814/269-2099)

Greensburg Campus St. Claire Lecture

“Thomas Jefferson’s Economic Revolution From Below,” John Majewski, UC Santa Barbara; Ferguson Theatre, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/836-7497)

Friday 18

Internal Medicine Conference

“Effect of 6 Month Adherence to a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet Program,” Scott Braithwaite; 933W MUH, 9 am

Maryann F. Fralic Nursing Lecture

“Stem Cell Research: Hope or Hype?” Alan Russel & Alan Meisel; 1st fl. Victoria, 10 am

Asian Studies Lecture

“My Search for Mountain Music in Western China,” Darinda Congden, music; 4E51 Posvar, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

“Mechanisms of Coronary Artery Vasospasm,” Elizabeth McNally, U of Chicago; 1395 BST, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Skeptical Challenges to Self-Consciousness,” Drakoulis Nikolinakos, U of Athens; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Pgh. Development Ctr. Seminar

“Genomic & Proteomic Approaches to Urological Cancers & Benign Diseases,” Robert Getzenberg; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 3 pm

Psychology Colloquium

“Fifteen Years of Pittsburgh Studies on Violence & Psychopathology: Innovations in the Use of Longitudinal Data,” Rolf Loeber; Glaser Aud. LRDC, 3 pm

Journalism Lecture

“An Eye for the Action: Sports Reporting,” Pohla Smith, PostGazette; 527 WPU, 4 pm

Nicholas C. Tucci Lecture

“An Evening With Natalia Ginzburg,” Peg Boyers, Skidmore; 244 CL, 5:30 pm

Asian Studies Film

“Lily Festival”; Carnegie Art Museum, 7:30 pm (also Oct. 20)

Saturday 19

Surgery Grand Rounds

David Herndon; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 9 am

Women’s Tennis

Vs. Mercyhurst; Washington’s Landing, 11 am

Sunday 20

Women’s Soccer

Vs. VA Commonwealth; Founders Field, 1 pm

Monday 21

UPMC Depression Prevention Presentation

“Depression: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know,” Andrea Fagiolini, psychiatry, & Joan Buttenfield, UPMC Depression Prevention Program; Carnegie Library, Squirrel Hill, 2-2:30 pm (to register: 1-877/624-4100)

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Evolutionary Genetics of Biological Invasion in an Aquatic Plant,” Christopher Eckert, Queens U; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Tuesday 22

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“The Respectful Workplace,” John Greeno, Carol Mohamed & Judith Stemmler; 342 Craig, 9 am-1 pm

Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention Seminar

“Inflammation & Ovarian Cancer, New Opportunities for Prevention,” Roberta Ness; A115 Crabtree, noon

HA & A Colloquium

“Horsewoman at the Margins,” Kathy Linduff; 203 FFA aud., noon

Neurobiology Seminar

“Experience & Auditory Brainstem Development: Signals, Cellular Events & Critical Events,” Edwin Rubel; 1495 BST, noon

Political Science/UCIS Talk

“The Ordinary Election of Adolph Hitler: A Modern Voting Behavior Approach,” Ori Rosen, statistics; 4L51 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm (8-7272)

Research on Health Care/Health Equity Research & Promotion Seminar

Donald Fischer; 1105 Scaife, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Is Science Representation? Some Reflections on Bas van Fraassen’s Empiricism,” Demetra Sfendoni-Mentzou, U of Thessaloniki; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty & Staff Development Program Workshop

“The 3-Dimensional Leader,” Katherine Loh; 100 Craig, 1-4 pm

Magee Seminar

“Addressing Depression in OB/GYN Practice,” Sarah Scholle; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4 pm

Pgh. Prevention Ctr. Seminar

“Prevention of Osteoporosis,” Jane Cauley, epidemiology; A115 Crabtree, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus Indian Classical Music Concert

Sitar & tabla recital; Ferguson Theatre, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/836-7497)

Music on the Edge Concert

Patti Monson, flute; FFA aud., 8 pm

Wednesday 23

Dental Education Seminar

“Fall Refresher: Inhalation Sedation Nitrous Oxide,” Richard Bennett; 2148 Salk, 9 am

Sports Medicine Grand Rounds

“Responses to Oxygen-Kinetic Chain,” Bob Robertson; 5th fl. conf. rm. Shadyside, 10 am

Ophthalmology Seminar

“An Eye on Transgenic & Cloned Primates: Stem Cell Therapies for Vision,” Gerald Schatten; 5th fl. board rm. EEI, noon

Pathology Seminar

“Building Liver Tissue in Culture: Lessons From In Vitro Embryology Models,” George Michalopoulos; 1104 Scaife, noon

Renal Research Seminar

“Renal Calcium Absorption in Mice Lacking a Calcium Channel Beta Subunit,” Jose Bernardo; F1145 Presby, noon

Student Health Service Intercultural Bag Lunch

5th fl. Medical Arts, noon

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds

“Protecting Young Workers: Information From the Massachusetts Department of Public Health,” Danielle Dell; A719 Crabtree, 2:30 pm

Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation Lecture

“Current Trends in Treatment of Myogenous TMD”; 1204N Montefiore, 4 pm

Neurosurgery Patient Care Conference

“History of Gamma Knife Surgery,” Christer Lindquist; 4th fl. neurological surgery conf. rm. Presby, 4 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Lecture

Jo Ann Beard, essayist; FFA aud., 8:30 pm

Thursday 24

• Spring term registration begins: first two days reserved for seniors.

Oncology Grand Rounds

“Von Willebrand Factor in Thrombosis & Hemostasis,” Timothy Nichols; conf. rm. C Shadyside Medical Bldg., 8 am

ADRC Lecture

“Sleep in AD Caregivers: Results From an ADRC Seed Money Pilot Study,” Martica Hall, psychiatry; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Endocrine Conference

“Transriptomics in Perspective: Application to Biological Questions,” David Peters; 1195 BST, noon

Health Services Seminar

“Spatial Data Analysis of Area Effects for Infant Health in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania,” Lucas Musewe; A216 Crabtree, noon

Pulmonary & Critical Care Case Conference

Donna Zhang; 628NW Montefiore, noon

Biostatistics Seminar

“Measuring Sensitivity to Nonignorability,” Daniel Heitjan, Penn; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Ph.D. Defenses


“Nickels & Dimes: The Movies in a Rampantly American City, 1914-1923,” Michael Aronson; Oct. 14, 526 CL, 9:30-11:30 am

Electrical Engineering

“A Thermal Analysis Model for IGBT & Its Implementation in a Real Time Simulator,” Zhaohui Luo; Oct. 15, 330 Benedum, 9:30 am


“Computational Simulation of Platelet Transport, Activation & Deposition,” Erik Sorensen; Oct. 17, 2nd fl. conf. rm. McGowan Inst., 3025 Carson St., 4 pm


University Art Gallery

“I Gave You My Song: The Art of Ora Lerman,” & “Selections From the Permanent Collection”; 1st fl. FFA, through Dec. 6, M-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Th. until 8 pm

Inst. for International Studies in Education

“Innocence Under Siege”; Kimbo Art Gallery WPU, Oct. 14 at 6:30 pm; Oct. 15, 7 am-11:30 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Ballad Hunter,” directed by Jenny Laird; through Oct. 27, W-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. 2 at pm Henry Heyman Theatre (4-7529)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Hieroglyphic Graffiti,” by Chadman Boesman; Oct. 17-Nov. 2, Th.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Masonic (4-7298)

Bradford Campus Production

“Attack Theatre”; O’Kain Aud. Swarts, UPB, Oct. 22 at 7:30 pm


Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award

Nomination forms due Oct. 14 in 826 CL. (4-0784)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the calendar will contain events of Oct. 24-Nov. 7. Information must be received by 5 pm Oct. 17 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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