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November 24, 2010


Wednesday 24

• No classes through Nov. 28 due to Thanksgiving recess for students.

Women’s Basketball Vs. Duke;

Petersen, 7 pm

Thursday 25

• University closed through Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Friday 26

Football Vs. WVU;

Heinz Field, noon

Saturday 27

Men’s Basketball Vs. Penn;

Petersen, 7 pm

Sunday 28

Women’s Basketball Vs. Loyola (MD);

Petersen, 2 pm

Monday 29

• Classes resume.

Greensburg Campus Open Mic Night

Village Coffee House, UPG, 9 pm

Tuesday 30

Magee Grand Rounds

“Paying Women to Donate Eggs for Research: Politics, Ethics & Science,”

Robert Klitzman;

Magee aud., 7:15 am

GI Lecture: Pathophysiology/Board Review

“Anatomy & Physiology of the Colon & Rectum,”

Bridger Clarke;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

GSPIA Innovation Clinic Wherett Lecture

“When Innovation Meets Sustainability: Building Better Cities,”

George Frederickson, U of KS;

UClub Ballrm. A, 9 am (8-2282)

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Translating Airway Gene Expression Into a Biomarker for Lung Cancer?”

Avrum Spira, BU;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon (412/623-7771)

Health Services Research Seminar

“Advances in Health Services Research in Sickle Cell Disease,”

Wally Smith;

305 Parkvale, noon

MWRI Work-in-Progress Conference/Seminar

“Diabesity in Pregnancy,”

Patrick Catalano;

Magee 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Waiting for Landauer,”

John Norton;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Harvesting the Fruits & Avoiding the Pits of Academic Drug Discovery for Neglected Diseases,”

John Lazo, pharmacology & DDI;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies/French & Italian Lecture

“What Becomes of Tristan & Yseut in the Renaissance?”

Jane Taylor, Durham U;

252 CL, 4:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Reading

Stacey Waite, women’s studies/English, Oakland campus;

Village Coffee House, UPG, 7 pm


Wednesday 1

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Genetic Variation & Prediction of Survival in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Treated With Platinum-based Chemotherapy,”

Marjorie Romkes;

UPMC Cancer Pavilion Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl aud., 8 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“Trypanosomiasis: Mechanisms of Flagellin Biogenesis & Disease Pathogenesis,”

David Engman, Northwestern;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Fox Ctr. for Vision Restoration Lecture

“Can Genetically Engineered Pigs Provide Corneas for Clinical Transplantation?”

David Cooper & Hidetaka Hara, Starzl Transplantation Inst.;

E&EI 5th fl. boardrm., noon

HSLS Workshop

“MindMapping: Visual Brainstorming & Organization”;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Gene Regulation Resources,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

GSPIA Johnson Inst. Philanthropy Lecture

“Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World,”

Leslie Crutchfield;

UClub Ballrm. B, 3:30-5:30 pm

Neurology Grand Rounds


Martin Samuels;

1105 Scaife, 4 pm

Neurological Surgery Lecture

“The Evidence Basis for Selected Cerebrovascular Conditions: Moyamoya, DAVFs & Large AVMs,”

Ralph Dacey;

B-400 Presby, 4 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Duquesne;

Consol Energy Ctr., Downtown, 9 pm

Thursday 2

EOH Seminar

“Novel Insights Into the Pathobiology of Sepsis-Induced Acute Lung Injury,”

Rama Mallampalli;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“The Often Competing Roles…Does Formaldehyde Cause Leukemia? The Roles of Epidemiology & Toxicology in Chemical Causation,”

Bernard Goldstein & Gary Marsh;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“The Sino-American Dispute Over the Renminbi Exchange Rate,”

Pei Liu, Jinan U;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7426)

Book Ctr. Book Signing

“King of the Road: True Tales From a Legendary Ice Road Trucker,”

Alex Debogorski;

WPU driveway, noon (8-1453)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Matthew Watson, U of Bristol;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Hispanic Languages & Literatures Lecture

“Las abyecciones del ser en Clarice Lispector y Ana Lydia Vega,”

Mara Negrón, U of Puerto Rico;

139 CL, 6 pm (in Spanish)

Latin American Film

“Roble de Olor”; FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Friday 3

SBDC Workshop

“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;

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

GSPH Winter Sale

To benefit the Evelyn Wei Scholarship in Epidemiology;

Parran 1st fl. lounge, 10 am-2:30 pm

ULS Concert

Eve Goodman & John Caldwell;

Cup & Chaucer, ground fl. Hillman, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Do Human Beings Have a Nature?”

Richard Samuels, Ohio St.;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Renal Electrolyte Lecture

“The Collecting Duct Endothelin System: Last Word in Salt Excretion,”

Donald Kohan;

F-1145 Presby, 12:15 pm

Greensburg Campus Alumni Assn. Wine Tasting

Lynch, UPG, 7 pm (registration: 724/836-7496)

GI Research Rounds

“Neural Involvement in Pancreatitis,”

Brian Davis;

Presby M2 conf. rm., 7:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Concert

Rising Regina;

Village Coffee House, UPG, 8 pm

Men’s Glee Club Holiday Concert

1st Baptist Church, 159 N. Bellefield, 8 pm

(tickets: 412/394-3353; info: 4-4125)

Saturday 4

World History Workshop

“Teaching World History Since 1500,”

Thomas Anderson;

5604 Posvar, 9 am-3 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Rider;

Petersen, 2 pm

Festival of World Music

Univ. Gamelan, African Music & Dance Ensemble, Carpathian Ensemble, Indian classical music;

WPU Ballrm., 2-6 pm

Carpathian Ensemble Dance Party

WPU Ballrm., 6 pm

Women’s Basketball Vs. Mount St. Mary’s;

Petersen, 6 pm

Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

(tickets: 412/394-3353; info: 4-4125)

Sunday 5

Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House

Nationality Rms. & Commons Rm., CL, noon-4 pm (4-6150)

Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (tickets: 412/394-3353; info: 4-4125)

Monday 6

Economics Lecture

“Career & Family Conundrum,”

Claudia Goldin, Harvard;

UClub Ballrm. B, 3:30 pm (8-7073)

Tuesday 7

GI Lecture

“Enteral Access: Tips on Tubes,”

Toby Graham;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

CVR Seminar

“HIV Accessory Protein-Host Cell Signaling Complexes as Targets for Antiretroviral Drug Discovery,”

Thomas Smithgall;

6014 BST3, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Medical Humanities on the WWW,”

Jonathon Erlen;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Representing the Theory of Classical Genetics With Special Attention to Causation,”

Bert Leuridan, Ghent U;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Academic Career Development Postdoc Professionalism Workshop

“The Academic Work-Life Juggling Act: Taking Care of Business, Family & Self,”

Maureen Murray;

1104 Scaife, 3-5 pm

MMG Seminar

“Structural Insights Into the Regulation of Snf1, the AMP-Activated Protein Kinase of Yeast,”

Martin Schmidt;

503 Bridgeside Point II, 3:15 pm

Women’s Basketball Hoopla

Reception, 5:30 pm;

game vs. DePaul, 7 pm; Petersen

Wednesday 8

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Targeting NF-kB for Treating Inflammatory Diseases, Aging & Cancer,”

Paul Robbins;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr. ground fl. classrm. C, 8 am

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Ahlam Saleh;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

CRSP Lecture

“Columnizing in a Post-Racial World,”

Tony Norman, Pgh. Post-Gazette;

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

REES Lecture

“‘Post-Transition’ Ownership of Corporate Farms: The Hangover of Czech Agriculture’s Economic Development,”

Jarmila Curtiss, Inst. of Agricultural Economics & Information, Prague;

4217 Posvar, noon

SAC Mtg.

532 Alumni, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Literature Informatics,”

Carrie Iwema;

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

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Rebecca Abromitis;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 3-4:30 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Metabolic Fingerprints of Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma,”

Nika Danial, Harvard;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Neurology Grand Rounds

“Accelerated Age-Related Neurodegeneration in DNA Repair Deficiency,”

Laura Niedernhofer; 1105 Scaife, 4 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Intestinal Health & Nutrition Support: Medical Management of Intestinal Transplant Patients,”

Donald Kirby;

Scaife 11th fl. conf. ctr., 5 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Delaware St.;

Petersen, 7 pm

Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Greensburg Campus Concert

Joy Ike;

Village Coffee House, UPG, 8 pm

Thursday 9

Maggie & Stella’s Holiday Open House

209 Oakland Ave., 9 am-6 pm

Bradford Campus Holiday Vocal Concert

KOA Speer Lobby, Blaisdell, UPB, 11:30 am

EOH Seminar

“Nuclear Receptors as Therapeutic Targets in Alzheimer’s Disease,”

Gary Landreth;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Physical Activity: Quantity or Quality?”

Andrea Kriska;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Staff Recognition Reception

To honor staff members who have completed 20, 30, 40 & 50 years of service to the University;

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 3 pm (4-5622)

Academic Career Development Postdoc Professionalism Workshop

“Managing the Direction of Your Career: Using an Individual Development Plan,”

Steven Wendell;

S120 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Materials That Can Withstand High Temperatures: An Important Aspect of the Energy Picture,”

Brian Gleeson, engineering;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Interaction of Basaltic Dikes & Wet Sediment at Glaciovolcanic Centers: Examples From Iceland & Mars,”

Holly Kagy;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Latin American Film

“Los Dioses Rotos”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm

PhD Defenses


“The Relationship Between Physical Activity & Kidney Function/CKD,”

Marquis Hawkins;

Nov. 29, A523 Crabtree, 9:30 am


“A Multi-Level Study of Nurse Leaders, Safety Climate & Care Outcomes,”

Debra Thompson;

Nov. 29, 219 Victoria, 10 am


“Second Language Swedish Morphosyntactic Instruction & Cross-Language Similarity: An ERP Investigation,”

Leida Tolentino;

Nov. 29, LRDC 2nd fl. aud., 11:30 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Impact of a Multi-Component Exercise & Physical Activity Program for Sedentary, Community-Dwelling, Older Adults,”

Pamela Toto;

Nov. 30, 4065 Forbes Tower, 9 am

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

“Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing of Active Basaltic Volcanoes: A Thermal & Spectral Deconvolution Approach,”

Shellie Rose;

Dec. 1, 214 SRCC, 10 am

IS/Telecommunications & Networking

“Cross-Layer Resilience on Critical Points in Manets,”

Tae-Hoon Kim;

Dec. 1, 502 IS, noon

Medicine/Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

“DNMT3b’s Role in Hematopoietic Stem Cells,”

Matthew Boyer;

Dec. 1, Bridgeside Point II 4th fl. conf. rm., 3 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Musculoskeletal Symptoms & Laptop Computer Use Among College Students,”

Hyekyoung Shin;

Dec. 2, 4065 Forbes Tower, 9 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“Modulation of Bone Marrow-Derived Endothelial Progenitor Cells by Vascular Endothelial Growth Inhibitor (VEGI),”

Paulina Liang;

Dec. 2, Hillman Cancer Ctr. Nimick Conf. Rm., 10 am

Education/Health & Physical Activity

“Psychological & Anthropometric Characteristics of Amateur Motorcycle Road Racers & Their Influence on Racing Performance,”

Alfred Simpson Jr.;

Dec. 2, Baierl Student Recreation Ctr. conf. rm., Petersen, noon

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“The Application of Metabolic Network Analysis in Understanding & Targeting Metabolism for Drug Discovery,”

Jiangxia Liu;

Dec. 3, 1105 Scaife, 10 am

A&S/Intelligent Systems

“Transfer Rule Learning for Biomarker Discovery & Verification,”

Philip Ganchev;

Dec. 3, Parkvale 1st fl. conf. rm., 2:30 pm

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“El acto amoroso de la escritura en la ficción de Clarice Lispector,”

Mónica Alejandra Canedo Sánchez de Lozada;

Dec. 3, 1528 CL, 3 pm


“Fluorous Mixture Synthesis of Sch725674 & Its 15 Stereoisomers,”

Jared Moretti;

Dec. 3, 307 Eberly, 4 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Experimental Studies on 2D Fluid,” Ildoo Kim; Dec. 7, 319 Allen, 11 am

Medicine/Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology

“Role of Phosphatidylinositol; Metabolism in Renal Epithelial Membrane Traffic,”

Shanshan Cui;

Dec. 7, F1145 Presby, 1:30 pm


“The Hybrid Model of Trust & Distrust: Extending the Nomological Network,”

Gregory Moody;

Dec. 7, 101 Mervis, 2 pm

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Héroes y bandidos: íconos populares y figuraciones de la nación en América Latina,”

Rafael Ponce-Cordero;

Dec. 8, 1528 CL, 11 am

IS/Telecommunications & Networking

“Security in Wireless Sensor Networks Employing MACGSP6,”

Yuttasart Nitipaichit;

Dec. 9, 1A04 IS, 10 am


“Mortality After Metastatic Breast Cancer: Co-morbidity as a Mediator of Age on Survival & Delays in Treatment for Breast Cancer Metastasis,”

Su Yon Jung;

Dec. 9, 109 Parran, 11 am

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Uncovering the Biological Functions of Phosphatase of Regenerating Liver-2,”

Yan Wang;

Dec. 9, 1395 Starzl BST, 2 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre Labs

“The Last Days of Judas”;

Dec. 1-5;

Studio Theatre, CL, W-F 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm (4-7529)

Pgh. Irish & Classical Theatre

“Hobson’s Choice”;

Dec. 2-18;

Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster, W-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, also Dec. 14 at 7 pm & Dec. 18 at 2 pm

Africana Studies Dance & Drum Ensemble Production

“Nativity: A Christmas Gift”;

Dec. 4-19; Alumni 7th fl. aud., Fri-Sat. at 8 pm & Sun. at 5 pm (8-2276)


University Art Gallery Exhibit

“Slag: What’s Left After Industry?”

HA&A students;

through Nov. 29; U Art Gallery, FFA, 10 am-4 pm (8-2400)

Bradford Campus Exhibit

“Affairs of the Art: 8th Annual Pitt-Bradford Student Art Exhibition”;

through Dec. 3;

KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB

Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Rustique: The Art of Oxidation,”

Dan Coyle;

through Jan. 28;

Barco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours


Engineering Sustainability Conference Grants

Funding available for attendance at April 10-12 conference, David Lawrence Convention Ctr., Downtown. Submit applications to Kim Wisniewski,, by Nov. 30.

Faculty European Grant Competition

Deadline to submit applications is Dec. 3. Application forms & grant information can be found at

EUCE Faculty Grant Competition

Deadline to submit applications is Dec. 10. Application forms & grant information can be found at

Women’s Studies/GSPIA Iris Marion Young Award

Nominations must be received by Dec. 15 at or 2208 Posvar. (info: 4-6485)

Bradford Campus Literary Magazine

Submissions for “Baily’s Beads” literary magazine due Dec. 17 at 103 Blaisdell, UPB, or mail to 300 Campus Drive, Bradford 16701.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Dec. 9-Jan. 6. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Dec. 2 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


The University Times events calendar includes Pitt-sponsored events as well as non-Pitt events held on a Pitt campus. Each events calendar covers a two-week period; material must be submitted one week prior to publication.

For deadlines, see the current publication schedule.

Information submitted for the calendar 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 should be included. Information should be sent 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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