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March 4, 2010


Thursday 4

Alzheimer Disease Lecture

“Measuring Suffering in Persons With Alzheimer’s Disease,”

Richard Schulz, psychiatry;

S439 Montefiore, noon

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds

“Critical Care & Disasters: Capacity Building Following the Haiti Earthquake,”

Amado Alejandro Baez;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“Human Beta Cell Replication: What Are the Obstacles to Diabetes Treatment?”

Andrew Stewart;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

EOH Seminar

“Examining Multiplicative Effects of Social Stressors & Air Pollution Exposures in Urban Communities,”

Jane Clougherty;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Diabetes Prevention Update: What’s Happening in the Real World?”

Andrea Kriska, Kaye Kramer, Beth Venditti & Marquis Hawkins;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Swanson Diversity Lecture

“Tuskegee Airmen: A Model for Excellence,”

Roscoe Brown Jr.;

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon (4-9842)

UCIS Asia Lecture

“South Koreans in the Debt Crisis: The Creation of a Neoliberal Welfare Society,”

Jesook Song, U of Toronto;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Iris Marion Young Award Lecture/Reception

“Visual Democracy,”

Linda Gordon, NYU;

20th Century Club, 3 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

George Guthrie, DOE-NETL;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

Cultural Studies Lecture

“In the World of the Egg: Gilles Deleuze & the Logic of the Sensible,”

Marcia Landy, English;

501 CL, 4:30 pm

Pitt MAP Info Session

802 WPU, 5-6:30 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Providence;

Petersen, 9 pm

Friday 5

• Deadline to submit monitored withdrawal forms.

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Lecture

“A Review of Teeth Whitening Systems & Dental Materials Update,”

David Donatelli & John Ference;

2148 Salk, 9 am-noon

UCIS Asia Symposium

“Youth, Labor & Neoliberal Governmentality in East Asia”;

Gold Rm. U Club, 10 am (also March 6; 8-7426)

Provost Search Committee Open Forum

2700 Posvar, 11 am-1 pm

WPIC Clinical Grand Rounds

“VA Medical Center,”

Sara Chapman;

2nd fl. aud. Detre, 11 am-12:30 pm

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Nitrite: A Novel Regulator of Hypoxic Mitochondrial Function,”

Sruti Shiva, pharmacology & chemical bology;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon-1 pm

GI Research Rounds

“A New Approach for Targeting a Known Player in Acute Pancreatic Inflammation,”

Erica Schwartz;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, noon

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Connecting Source to Sink: Dynamics & Deposits of Plunging River Plumes,”

Michael Lamb, Cal Tech;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

Saturday 6

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Lecture

“Local Anesthetics for the Dental Hygienist,”

Sean Boynes & Paul Moore;

2148 Salk, 7:30 am-5 pm (also March 7)

Men’s Basketball Vs. Rutgers;

Petersen, 4:30 pm

Sunday 7

•  Spring recess through March 14 for students.

Bradford Campus Performance

“Music Tells a Story,”

Southern Tier Symphony;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 3 pm (814/362-0248)

Monday 8

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

“Fellows’ Research-in-Progress Presentations”;

NW628 Montefiore, noon (also March 15)

Tuesday 9

GI Ed Pathophysiology/Board Review

“Pancreas: Anatomy & Physiology,”

Elie Aoun & David Whitcomb;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

CVR Seminar

“Inhibition of Cellular Antiviral Responses During Adenovirus Infection,”

Patrick Hearing;

S123 Starzl BST, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Decision Analytic Modeling of Chronic Diseases: Towards Effective & Cost Effective Evidence-Based Care,”

Gillian Sanders;

305 Parkvale, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Targeting the Bcl-2 Protein Family & Proteosome in Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma,”

Daniel Johnson, medicine & pharmacology;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. B&C, noon

OACD-Postdoc Professionalism Lecture

“Preparing a Successful NRSA Application,”

Michael Zigmond; S120 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Targeting Aberrant Gene Silencing With Polyamine Analogues as a Strategy for Cancer Therapy,”

Robert Casero, Johns Hopkins;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Endocrinology & Metabolism Bone Club

“Teriparatide ‘Failures,’”

Shane LeBeau;

1195 Starzl BST, 4:30 pm

Wednesday 10

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Tailoring Chemotherapy for NSCLC: Current Status & Future Directions,”

George Simon;

2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“Identification & in Vivo Manipulation of microRNA-regulated Hepatocyte Functions,”

Holger Willenbring, U of CA;

1104 Scaife, noon

Renal Research Seminar

Gunhild Mueller;

F1145 Presby, noon

SAC Meeting

532 Alumni,

12:15-2 pm

Bradford Campus Lecture

“Building an Effective Tourism Web Site”;

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg, UPB, 5-7 pm (814/362-5078)

GI Grand Rounds

“Intestinal Rehabilitation & GLP2,”

Richard Gilroy;

1104 conf. ctr. Scaife, 5-6:15 pm

Thursday 11

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“The Trauma Airway,” Matthew Wheeler;

“PSQI: X-ray Discrepancies,” Brad Bissell;

“Morbidity & Mortality,” Peter Protell, &

“Neuromuscular Disorders & Demyelinating Diseases,”

Jaime Jordan;

classrm. A 230 McKee Pl., 8 am-noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“Hormones in Tissue Formation: From Bones to Stem Cells,”

Edward Hsiao;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Friday 12

• University closed for spring holiday.

Monday 15

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Google Scholar Vs. MEDLINE for Health Sciences Literature Searching,”

Patricia Weiss;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

UCIS Lecture

“Rights, Difference, Exclusions,”

Etienne Balibar, Université de Paris & UC-Irvine;

U Club ballrm. B, 5 pm

Tuesday 16

GI Educational Program

“M & M,”

Kevin McGrath;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Basic & Translational Research in Lung Diseases Lecture

Mohan Sopari;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

CRSP Reed Smith Lecture

“‘There Is More to Me Than White’: Moving From Whiteness Studies to Privilege Studies,”

Abby Ferber, U of CO;

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

Health Services Research Seminar

“Treatment Decisions for People With Life-Limiting Illnesses,”

Nicole Fowler;

305 Parkvale, noon

Magee-Womens Work-in-Progress Conference

“Mortality of Preterm Babies: Immaturity vs. Pathology,”

Olga Basso;

1st fl. conf. ctr. Magee, noon

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“The Structural Basis of Signaling: Studying Protein Interactions by NMR,”

Angela Gronenborn, structural biology & bioengineering;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. D, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“The ‘When’ of Inference: A Variation on a Hempelian Theme,”

David Danks, CMU;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

UCIS Lecture

“Ideas of Europe: Colloquium & Discussion,”

Etienne Balibar, Université de Paris & UC-Irvine;

4130 Posvar, 12:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Katrina Kurtz;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1-2:30 pm

MMG Seminar

“How Chlamydia Trachomatis Co-opts Host Lipid Trafficking Pathways,”

Cherilyn Elwell;

503 Bridgeside Pt. 2, 3 pm

Global Health Film

“Rx for Survival: Back to the Basics”;

A115 Crabtree 3:30-5:30 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Keap1-Nrf2 Signaling: Targets for Disease Prevention,”

Thomas Kensler;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Pitt SME Student Chapter Kickoff

548 WPU, 7 pm

Wednesday 17

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Mollie Manley;

7th fl. LHAS Aud. Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Frontline Treatment in Myeloma,”

Ruben Niesvizky;

2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am

Renal Research Seminar

Khaled Abdel-Kader;

F1145 Presby, noon

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Does the Judge’s Gender Make a Difference,”

Pat Chew, law;

2201 Posvar, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Peptide Mass Fingerprinting for Protein Identification,”

Manimalha Balasubramani;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3:30 pm

Corporate Scholars Lecture

“Medical Device Innovation & Commercialization: The Renal Solutions Story; From Concept to Exit,”

Peter DeComo;

1st fl. ballrm. U Club, 3:30 pm

History Lecture

“Authors & Readers’ Presses: A Publishing Proposal,”

Peter Dimock;

3703 Posvar, 4-5:30 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Pediatric GI Case Presentations,”

Sapana Shah & Arvind Srinath;

1104 Scaife, 5-6:15 pm

ULS Concert

Women of the House;

Cup & Chaucer, Hillman gr. fl., 6 pm

Pitt Symphony Orchestra

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Thursday 18

• Fall term registration & add/drop begin.

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“What Is That Gizmo? New Devices for the ED” &

“Therapeutic Misadventures in the ED,” Mike Turturro;

“Core Content: Rheumatologic Disorders,” Gary Pollock,

& “Documentation & Reimbursement,” Doug Rockacy;

classrm. A 230 McKee Pl., 8 am-noon

Five-Campus College Fair for Faculty & Staff

Alumni Ballrm., 11 am-2 pm & 5-7 pm (4-4096)

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Patrick  van  der  Wel;

6014  BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Snipping Away at Osteoporosis Susceptibility,”

Joseph Zmuda;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Survival Skills & Ethics Lecture

“Careers Over Lunch”;

S100 BST2, noon-1:30 pm (info: 4-4096)

UCIS Asia Lecture

“Effect of Higher Education on the Economic Growth in East Asian Countries,”

Eun-Kyung Lee, education;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

UCIS Lecture

“Crime & Madness: A Dubious Abnormality,”

Etienne Balibar, Université de Paris & UC-Irvine;

602 CL, 12:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“DIRT+LIFE=SOIL: Linking Microbial Biodiversity to Soil Structure & Function,”

Sherie Edenborn, Chatham;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

Korean Women’s Studies Lecture

“Our Lives, Our Space: Views of Women in a Red-Light District,”

Sealing Cheng, Wellesley;

FFA Gallery, 4 pm

UCIS Africa Film

“Rape in the Congo”;

4130 Posvar, 5-7 pm (8-2058)

Greensburg Campus Film


Campana Chapel, UPG, 5:30 pm

PhD Defenses

Medicine/Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology

“Processing of Alternative DNA Structures in the Human Telomere,”

Gerald Nora;

March 4, 1018 BST3, 10 am

SIS/Science & Technology

“Competitive Learning Neural Network Ensemble Weighted by Predicted Performance,”

Qiang Ye;

March 5, 1A04 IS, 1-3 pm


“MicroRNA-137 Promoter Methylation as a Biomarker for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head & Neck,”

Scott Langevin;

March 5, A622 GSPH, 2:30-4:30 pm


“Osteoporosis: Identification of Factors Associated With Fracture, Bone Mineral Density, Bone Geometry & Bone Strength in Older Adults,” Kamil Barbour;

March 16, A523 Crabtree, 2:30-4 pm


Law School

“Negotiable Ambivalence,”

Michael Walter;

Barco Library, through May 28, M-Th 7:30 am-11:45 pm, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-11:45 pm

Korean Women’s Studies

“Our Lives, Our Space: View of Women in a Red-Light District”;

FFA Gallery, opening 3 pm March 18, through March 23, M-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Thurs. 4-8 pm


UCIS  Int’l  Studies  Fund Competition

Applications due March 15.


Multidisciplinary Small Grant Program

Submissions due March 19.

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Slavic & East European Summer Language Inst.

Applications due March 19.


Newman Award for Int’l Intergenerational Project Initiatives

Applications due March 26.

(info & form:

GSPIA Johnson Award for Best Paper in Ethics, Accountability & Leadership

Submissions due April 2.

(info: or 8-1336)

UCSUR Steven Manners Faculty Development Awards

Applications due April 9.

(info: 4-6172 or

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include events of March 18-April 1. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on March 11 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


Information submitted for the Calendar of the Times should identify the type of event, such as lecture or concert, and the program’s specific title, sponsor, location and time. The name and phone number of a contact person also should be included. Information should be sent to the University Times by email to:, by FAX to: 412/ 624-4579, or by campus mail to: 308 Bellefield Hall. We cannot guarantee publication of events received after the deadline.

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