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April 29, 2010


Thursday 29

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Insight Into the Structure & Dynamics of Neurotransporters,”

Jeffrey Madura, Duquesne;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Endocrine Research Conference

“Metabolic Profiling Reveals Novel Link Between Carnitine Balance & Glucose Tolerance,”

Deborah Muoio;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Human Resources Benefits Fair

1105ABC Scaife, noon-3 pm

Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

“Future Challenges & Opportunities in Global Health & Infectious Diseases,”

King Holmes, U of WA;

G23 aud. Parran, 4 pm

Bradford Campus Performance


Windwood Theatricals;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-5113)

Friday 30

SBDC Workshop

“The 2nd Step: Developing a Business Plan”;

Mervis, 7:30-10 am (to register: 8-1542)

Endocrine Conference

“Long-Term Issues Facing Thyroid Cancer Survivors,”

Christopher Coyne;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

Bradford Campus Seminar

“OSHA Oil & Gas Industry Safety”;

162 Swarts, UPB, 9 am-4 pm (to register: 814/362-5078)

WPIC Clinical Grand Rounds

“Child & Adolescent MR Services,”

Martin Lubetsky & Charles Perrotta;

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

CLAS Lecture

“Revolution, Diplomacy & Ethnicity: Cuba, Israel & the Jewish Community From 1959 to 1973,”

Margalit Bejarano, Hebrew U of Jerusalem;

3703 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm

Faculty Development for Medical Educators Lecture

“Dilemmas in Teaching Basic Science,”

Cynthia Lance-Jones;

4th fl. Scaife lecture rm. 3, noon

Institutional Review Board Workshop

“Transferring Data & Specimens Across the Street & Around the World,”

Kelly Downing, Keith Duval & Zeke Barrera;

S120 Starzl BST, noon (3-1149)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

501 CL, 12:10 pm

Renal Electrolyte Lecture

“Chronic Kidney Disease as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease: Focus on Cystatin C,”

Mark Sarnak;

F1145 Presby, 12:15 pm

Pittsburgh Chromatin Club Mini Symposium

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. D, 1-5 pm


Saturday 1

• Spring term ends; official date for degrees awarded in spring term.

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Conference

“Local Anesthetics for the Dental Hygienist, Part 2,”

Sean Boynes & Paul Moore;

2148 Salk, 7:30 am-5 pm

Sunday 2

• Residence halls close except for graduating seniors.

Annual Commencement Convocation

Speaker: John Swanson, alumnus & trustee;

Petersen, 2 pm

Monday 3

Johnstown Campus Human Resources Benefits Fair

Cambria Rm., Union, UPJ, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Tuesday 4

Greensburg Campus Human Resources Benefits Fair

101 & 118 Village, UPG, 11 am-1:30 pm

CVR Seminar

“Exploration & Exploitation of Mycobacteriophages,”

Graham Hatfull;

1105AB Scaife, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Associations Between Substance Use, Sexual Risk Taking & HIV Treatment Adherence Among Homeless People Living With HIV,”

Mark Friedman;

305 Parkvale, noon

Magee-Womens Work-in-Progress Seminar

“Regulation of Spermatogenesis by Classical & Non-classical Testosterone Signaling,”

Will Walker;

1st fl. conf. ctr. Magee, noon

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

U Club Ballrm. A, 3 pm

Wednesday 5

• Instructors must approve spring term grades by 5 pm.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Bendamustine — Old Remedy for New Indications: Searching for a Weapon Against Amyloidosis,”

Christopher Marsh;

“Pre-Clinical & Clinical Evaluation of PARP-inhibitor Containing Regimens for Bladder Cancer,”

Lily Shah;

Cooper conf. ctr. classrm. B & C, 8 am

Supplier Diversity Workshop

“The Importance of Cross Cultural Communications,”

Deborah Holland, DLJ & Associates;

WPU Assembly Rm., 9-10:30 am

Supplier Diversity Showcase


WPU Ballrm., 11 am-1:30 pm


Bradford Campus Human Resources Benefits Fair

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg, UPB, 11 am-2 pm

HSLS Workshop

“DNA Analysis Tools,”

Carrie Iwema;

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

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Making the Neighborhood ‘Safe for White Occupancy’: Race, Class & Environmental Justice in Baltimore, Maryland, 1900-1945,”

Geoffrey Buckley, Ohio U;

214 SRCC, 3 pm

Thursday 6

Bachelor of Philosophy Thesis Defense

“Reconstructing Pittsburgh’s Pollution History With Dendrochemistry: An Analysis of Trace Metal Concentrations in a Schenley Park Red Oak Tree,”

Amelia Johnson;

214 SRCC, 10 am

Titusville Campus Human Resources Benefits Fair

Haskell Library, UPT, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“How Enzymes Work,”

Daniel Herschlag, Stanford;

6014 BST3, 11 am

EOH Seminar

“Functional Enrichment Analysis by Primary Genomics Data: Statistical Methods & Computational Infrastructure,” Mario Medvedovic, U of Cincinnati;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon

Friday 7

Bradford Campus Nonprofit Professional Development Conference

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg, UPB, 8:30 am-4 pm

(for reservations: 1-800/872-1787)

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Lecture

“When the Unexpected Happens: Are You Ready?”

Jane Segal;

2148 Salk, 9 am-noon

GSPH Evelyn H. Wei Scholarship Art Sale Fundraiser

118 Parran, 10 am-2:30 pm


Bradford Campus Info Session

Admissions Office, Hanley, UPB, 10 am (814/362-7555)

Maggie & Stella’s Secret Sale

1st fl. Sennott, 11 am-3 pm

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Thrombospondin-1-CD47: Putting the Brakes on Nitric Oxide,”

Jeff Isenberg;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Lecture

“The Oral Surgery Experience: Tips, Techniques & Planning,”

James Tauberg;

2148 Salk, 1-4 pm

Sunday 9

Bradford Campus Spectrum Performance

“Fire & Water,”

Southern Tier Symphony;

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

Monday 10

Current Topics in Health Economics & Policy Lecture

“Health Insurance Reform Without Side Effects,”

Mark Pauly, Penn;

120 Starzl BST, 4-5:30 pm (rsvp by May 5 to

Tuesday 11

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Magee-Womens Work-in-Progress Conference/Seminar

“Diverse Functions of the Hedgehog Pathway in Differentiation of Steroidogenic Cell Lineages,”

Humphrey Yao;

Magee, 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Cardiac Actions of PKC-delta: Rules of Phosphorylation…or Phosphorylation Rules!”

Susan Steinberg, Columbia;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 12

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Immune Therapeutic Strategies for Central Nervous System (CNS) Melanoma,”

Amy Heimberger;

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

Dental Medicine 10th Annual Research Symposium

“Molecular Medicine Enters the Mouth,”

Lawrence Tabak, NIDCR;

Scaife lecture rm. 5, 9 am-noon

Maud L. Menten Pathology Lecture

“Biology of Prion Diseases,”

Adriano Aguzzi, U of Zurich;

lecture rm. 1 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Thursday 13

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Conference

“Local Anesthetics for the Dental Hygienist, Part 1,”

Sean Boynes & Paul Moore;

2148 Salk, 7:30 am-5 pm

Johnstown Campus Business & Industry Workshop

“Basics of Exporting”;

Living/Learning Center, UPJ

(register by April 30 at 814/269-2099)

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Patricia Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

HSLS Workshop

“Searching in CINAHL,”

Mary Lou Klem;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10-11:30 am

GSPH Anne C. Sonis Memorial Lecture

“Tilting at Windmills: The Quest for Health Reform,”

Elizabeth McGlynn, RAND;

S100A Starzl BST, noon (412/692-4853)

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Searching for Dollar$: Grant Resources,”

Barbara Folb;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

HSLS Orientation

“Introduction to HSLS Resources & Services at Falk Library,”

Emily Johnson;

Falk Library entrance, 1 pm

PhD Defenses


“The Transformation of the Bulgarian Political Elite in the Period of Transition: Its Impact on the Transition Process,”

Emilia Zankina;

May 3, 3430 Posvar, 2 pm

Engineering/Industrial Engineering

“A Facility Layout Design Methodology for Retail Environments,”

Chen Li;

May 3, 1060 Benedum, 2:30 pm

A&S/Slavic Languages & Literatures

“A Body of Work: Building Self & Society at Stalin’s White-Baltic Sea Canal,”

Julie Draskoczy;

May 12, 1218 CL, 1:30 pm


PICT Music Drama

“Beautiful Dreamers”;

through May 1, Charity Randall, Foster Memorial (for times:


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit

“Blue-headed Pigeon,” through May 10;

“Barn Swallow,” May 11;

Hillman Library ground fl. exhibition case, reg. library hours (8-7715)

Studio Arts Student Exhibit

FFA Gallery, through April 30, 10 am-4 pm (8-2430)

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


Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award

Submit nominations by May 3 to the Office of the University Senate, 1234 CL. (8-7860)

CIDDE Faculty Seminar

“How Students Learn Directs How We Should Teach”;

May 7, WPU Ballrm., 10 am-3 pm. Enroll by May 4.

(3-9729 or

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