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February 16, 2017

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Thursday 16

Hypercube, a quartet of saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion, is performing its combination of chamber music and rock-n-roll Feb. 18 at the Andy Warhol Museum on the North Side. The concert is part of the music department’s Music on the Edge series.

Hypercube, a quartet of saxophone, guitar, piano and percussion, is performing its combination of chamber music and rock-n-roll Feb. 18 at the Andy Warhol Museum on the North Side. The concert is part of the music department’s Music on the Edge series.

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,” Andrea Ketchum; Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon (ketchum@pitt.edu)

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar 
“Using Fluorescence to Illuminate the Secrets of Biology,” Don Lamb; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Ctr. for Causal Discovery Lecture
“Unmasking All Forms of Cancer: Toward Integrated Maps of All Tumor Subtypes,” Josh Stuart, UC-Santa Cruz; 407A/B 5607 Baum Blvd., 11 am

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Rebecca Abromitis; Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (baa@pitt.edu)

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Exosome-based Delivery of Placental MicroRNAs,” Yoel Sadovsky; 1395 BST, noon

Shadyside Medicine Grand Rounds
“Infectious Disease Year in Review 2016,” Neel Shah; UPMC Shadyside west wing aud., noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“A System Program to Improve Palliative Care: How Can One Show Change on the Cheap?” Robert Arnold; 305 Parkvale, noon

Anthropology Lecture
“Anthropological Imagination,” Mark Schuller, Northern IL U; 3106 Posvar, noon

Humanities Colloquium
“Peace Under the Orange Tree: Civil War & the Amity of Kinship,” Heonik Kwon, U of Cambridge/Trinity College; 602 CL, 12:30 pm

Senate PUP Mtg. 
272 Hillman, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Elucidating Energy Storage in Soft Nanostructures Through Versatile Electrochemistry,” Joaquin Lopez, U of IL; 150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Black History Month Film Screening
“K. Leroy Irvis: The Lion of PA,” Hillman Library Thornburgh Rm., 3 pm

A&S Open Door Project Panel
“From Stonewall to the Supreme Court”; 3703 Posvar, 3 pm (opendoor.pitt.edu)

Chemistry Lecture
“Interfacial & Bulk Structures of Ionic Liquids With Domain Disrupting Functionalities,” Edward Castner, Rutgers; 150 Chevron, 4 pm

Humanities Colloquium/Workshop
“Using Multimedia Technologies & Software in Conference Presentations”; 407 CL, 5:30 pm

The theatre department’s production,“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” runs through Feb. 19 at the Stephen Foster Memorial’s Heymann Theatre. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.play.pitt.edu.

The theatre department’s production,“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” runs through Feb. 19 at the Stephen Foster Memorial’s Heymann Theatre. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.play.pitt.edu.

Friday 17

Biomedical Informatics Seminar
“A Systems Level Approach to Understand the Seasonal Factors of Early Development With Clinical & Pharmacological Applications,” Mary Boland, Columbia; 4th fl. conf. rm. 5607 Baum Blvd., 9 am

Psychiatry Lecture
“The Neuroscience of Major Depressive Disorder: Focus on Anhedonia,” Diego Pizzagalli, Harvard; TBA, noon

GI Grand Rounds
“Year III GI Fellow Presentations,” Anna Evans & Zachary Zator; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing, noon

East Asian Colloquium
“Visualizing Chinese Media Ideologies: Biao Qing Yao & Its Development in the Chinese Internet Culture,” Yixin Liang; 4130 Posvar, noon

UCSUR Lecture
“Building Community & Ecological Resiliency Through Obsolete Infrastructure Removal,” Lisa Segedy, River Restoration/American Rivers; 3911 Posvar, noon (rsvp: swpa@pitt.edu)

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Political Science Methodology: A Plea for Pluralism,” Sharon Crasnow, Norco College; 817R CL, 12:05 pm (www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr/)

Senate BPC Mtg.
156 CL, 2 pm

GSWS Lecture
“The Dangerous Public Fantasies of Post-racialism & the Black Bogeyman,” Ronald Jackson, U of Cincinnati; G24 CL, 3 pm

Anthropology Lecture
“Unruly Futures: Temporality, Scale & Speculation in Modi’s Statue of Unity,” Kairi Jain, U of Toronto; 4130 Posvar, 3 pm

Bradford Campus Film
“13th”; Frame-Westerberg Commons Mukaiyama U Rm., UPB, 8:30 pm

Saturday 18

Dhirana Indian Dance Competition
Soldiers & Sailors, 5:30 pm (www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/pittarts/hotlist/)

Bradford Campus Lecture
“Diversity, Inclusion & Leadership,” Frank Kitchen; Frame Westerberg Commons Mukaiyama U Rm., UPB, 7:30 pm

Concert
The Whiffenpoofs of Yale University; Heinz Chapel, 8 pm (whiffenpoofs@yale.edu)

Music on the Edge Concert
Hypercube; Andy Warhol Museum, North Shore, 8 pm (www.music.pitt.edu/mote)

Concert
“Beer & Brawls,” Infusion Baroque; Synod Hall, 8 pm (www.student-affairs.pitt.edu/pittarts/cheapseats/4485-2/)

Monday 20

Hispanic/CLAS Lecture
“A New Era for Guyana: Oil, Borders & Relations With the USA,” Riyad Insanally, Guyanan ambassador to the US; 531 Alumni, noon

PLRC Seminar
“Macrophage-Extracellular Matrix Interactions in the Aging Liver,” Bryan Brown, S123 BST, noon

Humanities Symposium
“Looking Back & Moving Onwards: Excavating Feminist Media Histories”; UClub Gold Rm., 2-5 pm

Senate EPC Mtg.
826 CL, 3 pm

Public Health Lecture
“Opioid Pilot Grant Research Reports, Part 2,” Mary Halk, Thomas Songer, Evelyn Talbott, Zan Dodson; G23 Public Health, 3 pm

A&S Open Door Lecture
“Free Speech & Dissent in Today’s Political Climate,” Megan Block & Mike Healy, ACLU Pgh. chapter; UClub ballrm. A, 4 pm (opendoor.pitt.edu)

Pgh. Liver Research Ctr. Round Table Discussion
“Tumorigenesis SIG,” Sarangarajan Ranganathan & Joe Locker; S123 BST, 5 pm

Public Health Film/Discussion
“Making a Killing: Guns, Greed & the NRA”; A115 Public Health, 5:45-8 pm

Tuesday 21

Pathology Lecture
“Pathology 3: Small Intestine,” Reet Pai; 6th fl. Scaife A wing, noon

Bradford Campus Black History Month Discussion
“Black Activism Past & Present,”; 218 Frame Westerberg, UPB, noon (also A/B dining rm. Frame Westerberg, UPB, 9 pm)

Senate CRC Mtg.
230 Alumni, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar 
Chakra Chennubhotia; Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon

OACD Workshop
“A Seminar for Advanced Doctoral Students”; O’Hara Dining Rm., noon (www.oacd.health.pitt.edu)

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Genomic Insights Into the Genetic Basis of Aging,” Andreas Pfenning, CMU; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon

CTSI Workshop
“Data Collection: Monitoring & Reporting”; 7039 Forbes Twr., noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Forces on Fields,”Charles Sebens, UC-San Diego; 817R CL, 12:05 pm (www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr/)

German Lecture
“German & Careers,” Thomas Dzimian, German American Chamber of Commerce; Alumni event rm. 5th fl., 5:30 pm

Titusville Campus Black History Month Music & Poetry
“Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance”; Henne Aud., UPT, 7 pm

Wednesday 22

Molecular & Cellular Cancer Biology Work in Progress Mtg.
“Single Molecule Studies of XPA on DNA,” Emily Beckwitt; Hillman Cancer Research Pavilion 2nd fl. conf. rm., 9 am

Neuroscience Lecture
“CRF Regulation of Striatal Dopamine Release & Its Role in Motivated Behaviors,” Julia Lemos, Natl. Inst. of Gen Med/Natl. Inst. Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism; A219B Langley, 9:30 am

Pathology Seminar
“From Matrix to the Nuclear Lamina in Differentiation, Disease & Immune Therapy,” Dennis Dischler, Penn; 1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Michele Fedyshin; Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (kleinf@pitt.edu)

Thornburgh Forum Discussion on Governance Lecture
“Watchdog of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Ensuring Effective Services for Veterans & Proper Spending of Taxpayer Dollars,” Michael Missal, Veteran Affairs; UClub ballrm. A, noon (register: www.thornburghforum.pitt.edu)

Concert
Ken Karsh Trio; Nordy’s Place, noon

CTSI Workshop
“Myths About Misconduct”; G74 Hilllman, noon

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Bradford Campus Black History Lecture
“Charles Dre, a Doctor, Surgeon & Medical Researcher,” Orin James, biology; 205 Fisher, UPB, 6:30 (rsvp: ojames@pitt.edu)

Thursday 23

OACD Workshop
“Life After Postdoc: Career Opportunities in Academia”; S120 BST, 9:30 am (www.oacd.health.pitt.edu)

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Structure & Function of the Cytoplasmic mRNA Export Platform & Membrane Ring Component of the Nuclear Pore Complex,” Seung Kim, UC-San Francisco; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Multiple Roles of Histone Methyltransferase EZH2 in Myeloma Bone Disease: A Novel Therapeutic Target,” Deborah Galson; 1395 BST, noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“Improving Accuracy of Diagnosis & Management of Acute Otitis Media in Children,” Alejandro Hoberman; 305 Parkvale, noon

Shadyside Medicine Grand Rounds
“Morbidity & Mortality,” David Levenson; UPMC Shadyside west wing aud., noon

Black History Month Poetry Reading
“The Works of K. Leroy Irvis,” Hillman Library Thornburgh Rm., 3 pm

LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group Mixer
5801 Video Lounge Café, Shadyside, 5 pm (rsvp: www.surveymonkey.com/r/VN8QR96)

Union of Pitt Faculty/United Students Against Sweatshops Lecture
“University Endowments, Austerity & Student Debt,” Marcie Smith, Responsible Endowments Coalition; Frick Fine Arts aud., 6 pm

Bradford Campus Miss & Mr. Blue & Gold Pageant
Bromeley Theatre, UPB, 8 pm (tickets: www.upb.pitt.edu/TheArts)

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Lecture
Maggie Nelson; FFA aud., 8:30 pm (pghwriterseries.wordpress.com/201415-lineup-of-writers/)

Bradford Campus Black History Month Midnight Breakfast
The Diamond Steppers; KOA Dining Hall, UPB; 11 pm

Friday 24

Business Panel Discussion
“Sales & Operations Planning Opportunities”; 500 Alumni, 7-9:15 am (www.business.pitt.edu/katz/scm/breakfast-speaker-series/sop)

Board of Trustees Mtg.
WPU Assembly Rm., 10 am

French & Italian Conf.
“Mosiacs Diversity,” 602 & 502 CL, 9 am-4 pm (keynote: Alison James; 602 CL, 4:30 pm)

Senate CUC Mtg.
717 CL, 10 am

Memorial Service
For John Goldsmith, former music dept. faculty member & director of the Heinz Chapel Choir, who died Feb. 2; Heinz Chapel, 11 am

Psychiatry Lecture
“The Neurodevelopment of Irritability: A Multi-Modal Perspective,” Susan Perlman, Harvard; S100A BST, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Methodological Individualism & Collectivism in the Social Sciences,” Wang Wei, Tsinghua U; 817R CL, 12:05 pm (www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr/)

Anthropology Lecture
“Futurities at the Border,” Bhaskar Sarkar, UC-Santa Barbara; 4130 Posvar, 3 pm

Honors Convocation
Carnegie Music Hall, 3 pm

Classics Lecture
“The Philosopher at Home: Receptions of Classical Place in Synesius of Cyrene’s Letter,” Alexander Petkas, Princeton; 208B CL, 3:30 pm

Saturday 25

Concert
Franciscan U of Steubenville student organ recital; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 27

Neuroscience Lecture
“Mechanisms & Functions of Synaptic Facilitation, “ Skyler Jackman, Harvard; A219B Langley, 9:30 am

Bradford Campus Lecture
“Journey From Homeless Child to Basketball Champion, Poet, Actor & Activist,” Monti Washington; Frame Westerberg Commons Mukaiyama U Rm., UPB, 7:30 pm

Tuesday 28

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Charlie Wessel; Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (cbw@pitt.edu)

Bradford Campus Black History Month Discussion
“Post Election: Now What?”; 218 Frame Westerberg, UPB, noon (also A/B dining rm. Frame Westerberg, UPB, 9 pm)

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“Targeting Aberrant Ras Signaling in Cancer,” Kevin Shannon, UC-San Francisco; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon (toyg@upmc.edu)

GI Lecture
“Journal Jeopardy 3,” Siobhan Proksell & Anna Evans; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing, noon

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Lung Vaso-Occlusion in Sickle Cell Disease Mediated by Arteriolar Neutrophil Platelet Micro-emboli,” Prithu Sundd, Yale; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon

Chemistry Lecture
Julia Rice, IBM Research Ctr.; 150 Chevron, 4 pm

Bradford Campus Black History Lecture
“American Botanist & Inventor George Washington Carver,” Orin James, biology; 205 Fisher, UPB, 6:30 pm (rsvp: ojames@pitt.edu)

March

Wednesday 1

Diversity Awareness Program
Justin Brown; O’Hara dining rm., 8 am

Neuroscience Lecture
“Automatizing Actions: Probing the Synaptic & Circuit Plasticity of Skill & Habit Learning,” David Kupferschmidt, Integrative Neuroscience/Natl. Inst. on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism; A219B Langley, 9:30 am

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds
“Pediatric Critical Care,” Jeffrey Burns, Harvard; 1105AB Scaife, noon

Senate Benefits & Welfare Lecture
“Using Your Brain to Control Your Gut,” Eva Szigethy, Visceral Inflammation/Pain Ctr.; WPU Kurtzman Rm., noon

Concert
Kassia Ensemble; Nordy’s Place, noon

HSLS Workshop
“PowerPoint for Conf. Posters,” Julia Dahm; Falk Library classrm. 2, 2 pm (jdahm@pitt.edu)

Senate SAAA Mtg.
272 Hillman, 3:30 pm

Thursday 2

Ctr. for Simulation & Modeling Symposium
UClub ballrm. A, 8:20 am-7:30 pm (keynote: “Understanding Cities Through Embedded Systems & Data,” Charlie Catlett, Urban Ctr. for Computation & Data, 8:30 am; www.sam.pitt.edu/arc-2017/)

Chemistry Lecture
“Peptide Nanotechnology,” Rein Ulijn, CUNY; 150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Marine Natural Products Synthesis: A Platform for Chemical & Biological Discovery,” Joshua Pierce, NC State; 150 Chevron, 4 pm

Humanities Ctr. Lecture
“Place, Memory, Politics & Blackness,” Tonya Foster & Mabel Wilson; 501 CL, 6:30 pm

Defenses

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology
“The Development of Physiologically Relevant Cell Culture Models for Intestinal Enterovirus Infection,” Coyne Drummond; Feb. 16, 402 Bridgeside Point 2, 2 pm

Medicine/Neurobiology
“The Differential Regulation of Synaptic Plasticity, Mood & Reward Behavior by Circadian Genes,” Puja Parekh; Feb. 20, 1495 BST, 10 am

Education/Instruction & Learning
“A Longitudinal Study of Peer Review in High School,” Linda Kucan; Feb. 23, 4140 Posvar, 10 am

Public Health/Epidemiology
“Perceived Barriers & Facilitators, Physical Activity & Functional Limitations Among Older Adults,” Elizabeth Rodgers; Feb. 24, A719 Crabtree, 1 pm

Deadlines

Cathedral Innovation Challenge
Submissions due by Feb. 24. (www.alumni.pitt.edu/news-events/cathedral-innovation-challenge/)

CTSI/American Pain Society 2017 Pain Research Challenge
Applications due by 5 pm Feb. 27. (www.ctsi.pitt.edu/pain)

CTSI 2017 Pain Research Challenge
Round 1 applications due Feb. 27. (www.ctsi.pitt.edu/pain/)

Steven Manners Faculty Development Award
Letter of intent due Feb. 28. (annaca@pitt.edu)

UCIS Int’l Collaborations on Sustainable Innovations Grant
Application deadline is Feb. 28. (www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/content/sustainable-innovations-grant)

UCSI & MCSI Intl Collaborations on Sustainable Innovations Grants Program
Proposals due Feb. 28. (btorres@pitt.edu)

Global Studies Center Faculty Fellowship
Deadline for submissions March 1. (www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/facultyfellow)

Global Academic Partnership Grant Competition
Deadline for submissions March 1. (www.ucis.submittable.com/submit/57142/gap-application-form-maximum-40-000)

Pitt Sustainability Awards
Submit nominations by March 10. (www.engineering.pitt.edu/MCSI/Forms/Sustainability-Awards-Page/)

McKnight Memory & Cognitive Disorders Awards
Preliminary applications due March 27. (www.neuroscience.mcknight.org/newsroom/upcoming-deadlines/2017-mcd)

Exhibits

Falk Library
“Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics & Culture”; display case at 200 Scaife through Feb. 25; M-Th 7 am-mid., F 7 am-10 pm, Sat 9:30 am-10 pm & Sun 11 am-mid.

Hillman Library 
K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month exhibits; through Feb. 28, 1st fl. reading rm. & gr. fl. lobby, M-Th 24 hours; F till 10 pm, Sat 9 am-10 pm, Sun opens 10 am

Bradford Campus
“Pause.Repeat,” Chanda Zea, ceramacist; KOA Gallery Blaisdell, UPB, though March 3; M-F 8:30 am-6 pm (www.chandazea.com)

Frick Fine Arts
“Liminal Conjunction,” Sophia Sobers; “Dirty Work,” Eleanor Aldrich & Barbara Weissberger; U Art Gallery, through March 23; M-F 10 am-4 pm

Theatre

UP Stages
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”; Heymann Theatre, through Feb. 19, Th-Sat 8 pm; Sun 2 pm (www.play.pitt.edu)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University & on-campus events of March 2-16. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Feb. 23. Send information to utcal@pitt.edu.


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