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July 12, 2012


Simon Sinek will deliver the July 23 Student Affairs Hesselbein Academy lecture.

Simon Sinek will deliver the July 23 Student Affairs Hesselbein Academy lecture.

Thursday 12

Blood Drive

9 am-2 pm, WPU Ballrm.


HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Ahlam Saleh;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, 10 am

Friday 13

Trustees Budget & Executive Committees Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 8:05 am

Trustees Property & Facilities Committee Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 9:20 am

Oakland Farmers Market

Sennott St. between Atwood & Meyran, 3-6:30 pm

(Fridays through Nov. 9;

Tuesday 17

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon

Wednesday 18

CTSI Workshop

“Authorship & Publication,”

Michael Zigmond;

WPU Lower Lounge, 1 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Pathways Analysis Tools,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1 pm

CRSP Inst. on Racial Disparities

“Programs to Diminish Racial Disparities in Diabetes,”

Mim Seidel, Chatham;

“Promising Practices for Decreasing Adult Health Disparities,”

Rhonda Moore Johnson, Highmark;

2017 CL, 1:30-4:30 pm


Thursday 19

Engineering Symposium

“Mascaro Ctr. for Sustainable Innovation Undergraduate Research Symposium,”

102 Benedum, 10 am-2 pm

(rsvp: 4-6718)

Friday 20

• Summer 6-wk-2 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Sr. VC Research Seminar

“Dysregulation of IL-13 by CD8+ T-cells in the Pathogenesis of Systemic Sclerosis,”

Patrizia Fuschiotti;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Saturday 21

Pitt-Greensburg Admissions Open House

Various campus locations, UPG, 9:30 am


Monday 23

Student Affairs Hesselbein Academy Lecture

Simon Sinek, author of “Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action”;

O’Hara Student Ctr. 2nd fl. ballrm., 5 pm, reception follows

(RSVP by July 18: 4-5203 or

Tuesday 24

Biomedical Informatics Workshop

“Text Information Extraction System: A New Tool for Research,”

Rebecca Crowley; S123 BST, 11 am


Wednesday 25

• Summer 4-wk-3 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Thursday 26

PancreasFest Conf.

Through July 27; U Club, 7 am-3 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Jill Foust;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10 am

CRSP Inst. on Racial Disparities

“Racial Disparities in Cancer & Decreasing Disparities in Prostate Cancer,”

Raymond Wynn, UPMC;

“Interventions for Decreasing Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer,”

Lyn Robertson, medicine;

2017 CL, 1:30-4:30 pm



GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health

“Evaluation of a Community-developed Intervention to Reduce HIV Risk Among African-American Women,”

Mary Hawk;

July 12, Parran conf. rm., 1 pm


“The Development of Anti-social Behavior: Genes, Brain & Environment as Direct & Interactive Predictors of Anti-social Behavior From Early Childhood to Young Adulthood,”

Luke W. Hyde;

July 12, 4127 Sennott, 2 pm

Engineering/Civil & Environmental Engineering

“Performance-Based Design of Coupled Wall Structures,”

Abdelatee Abdalla M. Eljadei;

July 13, 153 Benedum, 10 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“The Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products Is a Central Mediator of Asthma Pathogenesis,”

Pavle Milutinovic;

July 17, 995 BST, 9 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“The Effect of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation in Inducing Muscle Hypertrophy & Improvement in Muscle Torque Within the Quadriceps Muscle of Elderly People,”

Ibrahim M. Altubasi;

July 17, 4060 Forbes Tower, 10 am


“When Is Computerized Continuous Auditing Less Effective at Deterring Fraud?”

George Gonzalez;

July 17, 102 Mervis, 10 am

A&S/Biological Sciences

“The Regulation of Apical Constriction: Rock ‘N’ Shroom Structures,”

Swarna Mohan;

July 17, A219B Langley, 10 am


“My Brother, My Friend: Positive Sibling Relationships, Peer Acceptance & Internalizing Problems in Low-Income Boys,”

Sara Nichols;

July 17, 4127 Sennott, 1:30 pm


“Three Essays on Housing & Credit,”

Yilan Xu;

July 18, 4716 Posvar, 10 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Precision Cosmology With Weak Gravitational Lensing,”

Andrew Hearin;

July 18, 216 Allen, noon


“The Latent Group-based Trajectory Model: Development of Discrimination Measures & Joint Modeling With Subdistributions,”

Nilesh Shah;

July 18, 110 Parran, 1 pm


“Integration of HSP90 Inhibition in Combinational Immunotherapy Targeting Receptor Tyrosine Kinase EphA2,”

Aparna Rao;

July 18, S123 BST, 1 pm


“Survival Analysis of Shared-Path Adaptive Treatment Strategies,”

Kelley Kidwell;

July 18, A215 Crabtree, 1pm


“Analysis of Variance for Right Censored Survival Data,”

Chetachi Akunna Emeremni;

July 19, A622 Parran, 1pm

A&S/Biological Sciences

“Examining the Contribution of Chromatin & Chromatin-Associated Factors to Transcription Regulation,”

Sarah J. Hainer;

July 19, A219B Langley, 1 pm


“Intramolecular [2 + 2] Cycloaddition Reactions of Allene-Ynes: Exploring the Scope, Mechanism & Application to the Synthesis of Carbocyclic Spirooxindoles,”

Joshua Osbourn;

July 19, 307 Eberly, 4 pm


“The Formation of Inter-organizational Networks in Extreme Events:

A Comparative Study of the 1999 Chi Chi Earthquake & the 2009 Typhoon Morakot,”

Wen-Jiun Wang;

July 20, 3200 Posvar, 8:30 am

Medicine/Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

“HSV-1 ICP4, A Multifaceted POLII Transcription Factor,”

Lauren M. Wagner;

July 20, 503 Bridgeside Point II, 2 pm


“Synthesis & NMR Studies of a Beta-Turn Mimetic Molecular Torsion Balance,”

Melissa Liberatore;

July 23, 307 Eberly, 10 am


“The Referential Functions of Agency: Health Workers in Medical Missions to Madiha (Kulina) Indians in the Brazilian Amazon,”

Christian Frenopoulo;

July 23, 3106 Posvar, 1 pm


“Mental Capacities & Their Imperfect Exercises: The Essential Normativity of the Mind,”

Kim Frost;

July 23, 1001B CL, 2 pm


“Semiparametric Estimators in Competing Risks Regression,”

Jonathan Yabes;

July 25, 309B Parran, 1 pm


“Comparing the Effectiveness of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training & Acupuncture for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence & the Impact on Heath-related Quality of Life for Non-homebound Women >50 Years of Age: A Secondary Analysis,”

Rosemary Bolinger;

July 26, 451 Victoria, 10 am


“Incorporating Diagnostic Accuracy Into the Estimation of Discrete Survival Function,”

Abidemi Adeniji;

July 26, 109 Parran, 11 am


“HPV & Lifestyle in the Translational Epidemiology of Head & Neck Cancer,”

Jesse D. Troy;

July 26, 5150 Centre Ave., Suite 4C, 1 pm


Student Opinion of Teaching Survey

Log onto & click on the direct link. Survey periods & deadlines for requesting vary by session.

Fox Center for Vision Restoration Postdoctoral Research Funding

Application deadline is July 29.


CTSI Patient-Centered Outcomes Funding

Final applications due July 31.


UPG 5K Run/Fun Walk

Early registration due by Sept. 25 for Oct. 13 event.


UPG Golf Outing

Register for Oct. 12 event:

2013 Searle Scholar Program

Nominations from health sciences must be submitted to by noon on July 17;

nominations from all other schools must be submitted to by July 23.

(Info: 8-2233;

Event Deadline

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