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November 25, 2015


Wednesday 25

• Thanksgiving recess for students through Nov. 29.

Molecular/Cellular Cancer Biology Lecture

The Barco Law Library Gallery is featuring the exhibit “Created Visions” by Roc Prologo through Jan. 22

The Barco Law Library Gallery is featuring the exhibit “Created Visions” by Roc Prologo through Jan. 22

“Nek7 Interacts With & Stabilizes TRF1 at Telomeres to Protect Cells From Oxidative DNA Damage,”
Rong Tan;
2nd fl. conf. rm. Hillman Cancer Ctr. Research Pavilion, 9 am

Men’s Basketball Vs. Cornell;
Petersen, 7 pm

Thursday 26

• University closed through Nov. 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Friday 27

Football Vs. Miami;
Heinz Field, North Side, noon

Saturday 28

Men’s Basketball Vs. Kent State;
Petersen, 4 pm


Tuesday 1

Faculty/Staff Development Workshop
“Immigration Services: F-1/F-2 & J-1/J-2 Student Visa Classification”;
342 Craig, 9 am

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,”
Melissa Ratajeski;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 9 am

Bradford Campus Holiday Concert
“Vocal Arts Ensemble”;
KOA Speer Electronics Lobby, UPB, noon

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“The Role of JAK/STAT Signaling Pathways in Mammary Gland Development & Neoplasia,”
Kay-Uwe Wagner, U of NE;
Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon

Critical Care Medicine Research Conference
E. Wesley Ely, Vanderbilt;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

Global Health Film
“Within the Eye of the Storm”;
109 Parran, noon

CIDDE Workshops
“Preventing & Monitoring Cheating & Plagiarism,” 815 Alumni;
“Blackboard: Using the Grade Ctr.,” B26 Alumni;
2 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Estrogen Signaling in Lung Cancer: An Opportunity for Novel Therapy,”
Laura Stabile, pharmacology/chemical biology;
1395 BST, 3:30 pm

City of Pgh/Bike Pgh Planning Mtg.
Discussion of “Complete Streets” policy to guide the construction, maintenance & use of the city’s public rights of way;
Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 6:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Film
“Monuments Men”;
Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7 pm

World AIDS Day Ceremony
Heinz Chapel, 7:30 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Purdue;
Petersen, 9 pm

Wednesday 2

SBDC Workshop
“Doing Business With Pitt”;
WPU Assembly Rm., 7:30-10:30 am

Faculty/Staff Development Workshop
“Getting Started as a New Leader,”
Mark Burdsall;
342 Craig, 9 am

Pathology Seminar
“Analyzing the Role of WNT Signaling in Skeletal Development & Homeostasis,”
Bart Williams;
1104 Scaife, noon

CTSI Seminar
“Will You Make the Right Decisions? A Moderated Group Experience of ‘The Lab’”;
7039 Forbes Twr., noon

Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture
Matthew Cooke;
G33 Salk, 4 pm

Thursday 3

Faculty/Staff Development Workshops
“P-card Administration,”
Rachel Walsh, 2nd fl. conf. rm. 116 Atwood, 9 am;
“Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement,”
Chris Yoest, 342 Craig, 9 am;
“Office 2013 Quick Start: Word, Excel, PowerPoint,”
Vernon Franklin, 302 Bellefield, 10 am

Alzheimer Disease Research Ctr. Seminar
“Imaging Tau in Vivo,”
Chester Mathis, UPMC;
ADRC conf. rm. S439 Montefiore, noon

Humanities Seminar
“The Politics of the Academic Mess,”
David Downing, Indiana U of PA;
602 CL, 12:30 pm

CIDDE Workshop
“Maximizing Your Inheritance: Effectively Adapting ‘Inherited’ Course Materials in Your Own Teaching”;
815 Alumni, 1 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Colloquium
Rama Kotra, USGS;
11 Thaw, 4 pm

Campus Christmas Concert
Heinz Chapel Choir;
Heinz Chapel, 5:15 pm

Jewish Studies Seminar
“The Mystery of the Hebrew Detective,”
Dror Mishani;
502 CL, 7 pm

Friday 4

SBDC Program
“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;
Mervis, 7:30 am

Faculty/Staff Development Workshop
“Export Controls Fundamentals,”
Allen DiPalma;
342 Craig, 9 am

Bradford Campus Admissions Program
10 am, UPB

CIDDE Workshop
“Improving OMET Evaluations”;
815 Alumni, 11 am

UCSUR Seminar
“Understanding & Addressing the Housing Crisis for America’s Lowest Income Households,”
Andrew Aurand;
3343 Forbes Ave., noon

CTSI Seminar
“Responsible Data Visualization”;
7039 Forbes Twr., noon

Academic Career Development Seminar
“Life Sciences Industry”;
S100A BST, noon

Philosophy of Science Seminar
“Reasoning From Regularities: How Logic & Cognitive Science Show That Too Much Bayesianism Is a Bad Thing,”
Matthias Unterhuber, U of Bern;
817R CL, 12:05 pm

Senate BPC Mtg.
1817 CL, 2 pm

French/Italian Faculty/Grad Student Seminar
501 CL, 3 pm

Saturday 5

Holiday Concert
Heinz Chapel Choir;
Heinz Chapel, 8 pm
(also Dec. 6, 3 pm;

Sunday 6

Men’s Basketball Vs. Central AR;
Petersen, noon

Nationality Rms. Holiday Open House
CL, noon-4 pm (4-6150)

Bradford Campus Concert
Southern Tier Symphony;
Bromeley Family Theater, UPB, 3 pm

Monday 7

Flow Cytometry Workshop
Hillman Cancer Ctr. 2.42 pod lunch area, 9 am

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,”
Pat Weiss;
Falk Library classrm.1, 11:30 am

Nursing Lecture
“Palliative Care: Opportunities for Integration Across the Illness Experience,”
Dio Kavalieratos, palliative care & medical ethics;
520 EEI, 1 pm

Tuesday 8

Career Development Research Seminar
“Developing Competitive Grant Applications”;
S120 BST, 8:30 am

Philosophy of Science Seminar
“Homology Thinking: What Is It & What Are Its Implications?”
Günter Wagner, Yale;
817R CL, noon

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“The Structural Basis for Transcription Coupled Recruitment of the Pafl Complex to Chromatin,”
Andrew VanDemark;
Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon

CIDDE Workshop
“Designing a Syllabus”;
815 Alumni, 2 pm

Long-term Staff Recognition Ceremony
WPU Assembly Rm., 3 pm

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Targeting Signaling Mechanism for Prevention of Hypertensive Cardiovascular Remodeling & End-Organ Damage,”
Satoru Eguchi, medicine;
1395 BST, 3:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Film Discussion
“Monuments Men,”
Lewis Rorimer;
Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7 pm

Wednesday 9

Clinical Oncology/Hematology Grand Rounds
“Neutrophil/Granulocyte Therapy: Difficulties in Documenting Efficacy,”
Ronald Strauss, U of IA;
Herberman Conf. Ctr. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion 2nd fl., 8 am

Faculty/Staff Development Workshops
“Research Contract Administration,”
Kelly Downing, B21 UClub;
“Managing Up,”
Maureen Lazar, 342 Craig,
9 am

IISE Awards Ceremony
5604 Posvar, 11 am-12:30 pm

Holiday Open House
PITT Shop, Maggie & Stella’s, Oakland Bakery & U Store on 5th,
11 am-3 pm

SAC Mtg.
102 Benedum, noon

Pathology Seminar
“Transcriptional Control of Bladder Tumor Progression,”
David DeGraff, Hershey Medical Ctr.;
1104 Scaife, noon

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

HSLS Workshop
“Genetic Variation & Cancer Mutation: dbSNP, COSMIC & More,”
Ansuman Chattopadhyay;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm

Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture
Michael Cuddy;
G33 Salk, 4 pm

U of Pgh Symphony Orchestra
Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Thursday 10

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,”
Melissa Ratajeski;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 8:30 am

Faculty/Staff Development Workshop
“Traveling on U Business,”
Vincent Johns;
342 Craig, 9 am

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
Anne Carlson;
6014 BST3, 11 am

Health Services Research Seminar
“The Social Science of Developing Effective Health Communications,”
Wandi Bruine de Bruin, Leeds U Business School;
305 Parkvale, noon

CRSP Seminar
“Multiracial in the Workplace: A New Kind of Discrimination?”
Tanya Hernandez, Fordham;
2017 CL, noon

Hispanic Lecture
Hugo Achugar;
304 CL, 2-4 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Colloquium
Craig Eckert;
11 Thaw, 4 pm

Humanities Seminar
“Can Sites Cultivate Curiosity?”;
8 pm


Public Health/Epidemiology
“Preeclampsia Risk, Maternal 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentration & Variation in Vitamin D Metabolism Pathway Genes,”
Kasia Baca;
Nov. 30, 109 Parran, 9 am

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology
“LeuO Regulation of Adaptive Responses in Vibrio Cholerae,”
Vanessa Ante;
Nov. 30, 402 Bridgeside Point II, 2 pm

Public Health/Biostatistics
“Parametric Inference on Quantile Residual Life,”
Kidane Ghebrehawariat;
Dec. 1, 309B Parran, 10 am

Medicine/Biomedical Informatics
“Bayesian Frameworks for Parsimonious Modeling of Molecular Cancer Data,”
Arturo Lopez Pineda;
Dec. 1, 536B Baum, 1 pm

Information Sciences/Telecommunication & Networking
“An Analytics-Based Architecture & Methodology for Collaborative Timetabling in Higher Education,”
Carlos Sanchez;
Dec. 2, 828 IS, 10 am

Medicine/Biomedical Informatics
“Incorporating Literature Mining Knowledge Into Omic Studies Sustains Disease Modeling & Enhances Pathway Analysis,”
Rick Matthew Jordan;
Dec. 2, 536 Baum, 10 am

“Testing a Model of Health-Related Quality of Life in Women Living With HIV,”
Nahed Saad Alsayed;
Dec. 2, 451 Victoria, 1 pm

“DDQ-Mediated Oxidative Oxocarbenium Ion Formation: Methodology Development & Natural Product Total Synthesis,”
Xun Han;
Dec. 2, 307 Eberly, 2 pm

Medicine/Computational Biology
“Rule-Based Modeling of Cell Signaling: Advances in Model Construction, Visualization & Simulation,”
John Arul Prakash Sekar;
Dec. 4, 3073 BST3, 9 am

“A Causal Role of ATM- & NEMO-dependent NF-kB Activation in DNA Damage-Induced Senescence & Aging,”
Jing Zhao;
Dec. 4, 1104 Scaife, 1 pm

“Travelers of an Empire That Was: Tourism, Movie-Going & the Formation of Post-Imperial Identities in Austria & Hungary, 1918-44,” Andrew Behrendt;
Dec. 4, 3703 Posvar, 3 pm

“The Ragtime Piano Revival in America: Authenticity & the Symbolically Constructed Community,”
Bryan Wright;
Dec. 7, 302 Music, 10 am

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences/ Physical Therapy
“Human Skeletal Muscle Mitochondria: Changes With Aging & Role in Sarcopenia,”
Giovanna Distefano;
Dec. 7, 6081 Forbes Twr., 11:30 am

Medicine/Ctr. for Neuroscience
“Intrinsic & Synaptic Mechanisms Controlling the Excitability of Layer 5 Corticocallosal & Corticocollicular Neurons in Auditory Cortex,”
Ankur Joshi;
Dec. 7, 1495 BST, 1:30 pm


PICT Classic Theatre
“Oliver Twist”;
Charity Randall Theatre, Dec. 3-19
(times & tickets:


Bradford KOA Gallery
“New Growth,”
Lisa N. Jarrett;
through Dec. 4, M-F 8 am-6 pm, Blaisdell, UPB

U Art Gallery
“Exposure: Black Voices in the Arts”;
through Dec. 11, M-F 10 am-4 pm, FFA Gallery

Barco Law Library Gallery
“Created Visions,”
Roc Prologo;
through Jan. 22, M-Th 8 am-10 pm, F 8 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am- 6 pm, Sun noon-8 pm, Barco Law Library Gallery


Susan A. Steele & Donna L. Luiso Student Resource Fund
Provides support for books, lab fees, travel for Pitt employees pursuing an undergrad degree here. Applications due Dec. 1. (

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