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February 22, 2007


Thursday 22

TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Sessions

4570 5th Ave. Suite 300, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (also March 1 & 6-8; appointment: 877/209-3136)

Vanguard Financial Counseling Sessions

1st fl. meeting rm. Craig., 9 am-5 pm (also Feb. 27, 28 & March 8; appointment: 800/662-0106)

Asian Studies Lecture

“Power of Bonds: 2 Cases of Factional Politics in China’s Great Cultural Revolution,”

Jay Li, Duquesne; 4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Immunology Seminar

“New Biomaterials for the Delivery of Genetic Vaccines,”

Steven Little, McGowan Inst.;

aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Pitt Christian Seminar

“Protestant Modernism: The ‘Warfare’ of Science & Religion & the ‘Religion of Science,’”

Ted Davis, Messiah College;

151 CL, noon (4-9007)

Chemistry Seminar

“Bioinorganic Chemistry of Titanium in Medicine & the Environment,”

Ann Valentine, Yale;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Late-Quaternary Dynamics of Arctic Thermokarst Lakes as a Source of Feedbacks to Deglacial Climate Warming,”

Mary Edwards, U of Southampton;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: From Spins & Atoms to Molecules & Cells,”

Angela Gronenborn, medicine;

125 FFA, 4 pm (4-5750)

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture

“From the Hand of God to the Human Genome: The Changing Frame of Multiple Sclerosis Over 6 Centuries,”

Jock Murray, Dalhousie U;

lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm (8-8927)

Friday 23

Small Business Development Ctr. Seminar

“The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan”;

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

Board of Trustees Meeting

Assembly Rm. WPU, 9 am

Computer Science Day

5th & 6th fls. Sennott, 10 am-5 pm

Asian Studies/Women’s Studies Talk

Hisa Uzawa, actor; 4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Classics Lecture

“On the Nature & Origin of the Orthos Logos in Aristotle’s Ethics,”

Dorothea Frede, UC-Berkeley;

208A CL, 2 pm (4-4494)

Honors Convocation

Carnegie Music Hall;

2-3:30 pm;

reception follows in CL Commons Rm. (4-7100)

SIS Seminar

Dawn Song, CMU;

404 IS, 2-3:30 pm (4-2677)

HPS Alumni Lecture

“When Mechanistic Models Explain: The Hodgkin & Huxley Model of the Action Potential,”

Carl Craver, WA U-St. Louis;

817R CL, 3:30 pm (4-1052)

Univ. Art Gallery Open Mic Night

“The Spirit of Haiti”;

Univ. Art Gallery, 6 pm (8-2423)

Caribbean & Latin American Students Assn. Lecture

“Black People in Latin America, Past, Present & Future,”

Clinton Cruickshank;

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 6:30 pm (412/383-6446)

Bradford Campus Recital

Katherine Rohrer, Marilyn Horne Foundation;

Bromeley Family Theater Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-0248)

Saturday 24

HA & A Symposium

“Current Directions in Historic Preservation Education”;

Babcock Rm. CL, 8 am-4 pm (RSVP: 8-2400)

HPS/Philosophy of Science Workshop

“Causality, Mechanisms & Psychology”;

817R CL, 9 am-5:15 pm (register:

Pitt/America on the Move Free Ice Skating

Schenley Ice Skating Rink, 1:30-3:30 pm

UPMC Office of Diversity Presentation

“Amandla! A Celebration of African Arts,”

Scaife aud., 6 pm (7-3555)

BAS Concert

Penn Masala a Capella Group;

Lawrence aud., 7 pm

Sunday 25

Art, Science & Ethics Lecture

“Perspectives on Deadly Medicine,”

Stephen Thomas, GSPH;

The Warhol Museum, North Side;

4 pm (412/237-8355)

Monday 26

Toastmasters Meeting

104 Mervis, 11:45 am-12:45 pm (also March 5)

Jewish Studies Lecture

“Mild Men or Wild Men? The Invention of the Non-Violent Jew,”

Elliot Horowitz, Johns Hopkins;

115 Mervis, 4:30 pm (4-5990)

Physics/CMU Colloquium

“Quasi-Crystals: Some of Nature’s Most Intriguing Forms of Matter,”

Ron Lifshitz, Tel Aviv U;

7500 Wean, CMU, 4:30 pm

Chinese Student & Scholar Assn./Cross Cultural & Civic Leadership Chinese Coffee House & Spring Festival

Main fl. WPU, 5-mid. (8-9523)

Tuesday 27

Research Health Sciences Workshop

“Starting Your Research Program at Pitt: Biosafety & Animal Care & Use,”

S123 BST2, 8:30 am-11:30 am

Toastmasters Meeting

2203 Sennott, 12:30-1:30 pm (also March 6)

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Book Signing/Presentation

“Almost Human, Making Robots Think,”

Lee Gutkind, English;

7500 Wean, CMU, 4 pm

GSPIA Panel Discussion

“National Security for a New Era: Challenges in the Complex Strategic Environment of the 21st Century”;

3911 Posvar, 4-5:30 pm (8-7640)

Men’s Basketball

vs. WVU; Petersen, 7 pm

BAS Black Cinema Night

540 WPU, 7 pm (8-7880)

BAS Open Mic Night

“Not My Words”;

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 9 pm (8-7880)

Wednesday 28

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Teaching Session

“Tissue Homeostasis & the Envelope of Function: An Emerging Orthopaedic Paradigm,”

Scott Dye, UC-San Francisco;

LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

GSPIA Presentation

“The Third Nuclear Age,”

Ariel Levite, Israeli Atomic Energy Commission;

3911 Posvar, noon-1 pm (8-7640)

HA & A Colloquium

“Neither Here nor There: European Travel Writing on Asia in the 19th Century,”

Ting Chang, CMU;

203 FFA, noon-1 pm (8-2400)

Pathology Seminar

“Morphologic & Molecular Studies in Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma,”

Alain Borczuk, Columbia;

1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Survival Skills & Ethics Lunch

“Careers in 4-Year Colleges”;

S100 BST2, noon (register: 412/578-3716)


vs. Robert Morris; Washington’s Landing, 1 pm

UPMC Lecture

“Mechanisms Leading to the Formation of Human Tumors,”

Robert Weinberg, MIT;

aud. 6 Scaife, 3:30 pm (7-3555)

Asian Studies/Religious Studies Lecture

“Dangerous Religion? Cultural Constructions of Religion in Post-Aum Japan & Their Wider Implications,”

Ian Reader, U of Manchester;

4127 Sennott, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Colloquium

“Impacts of Changing Land Use on Subsurface Water Resources in Semiarid Regions,”

Bridget Scanlon, Bureau of Economic Geology;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Germanic Languages & Literatures Films

“Nicht der Homosexuelle ist Pervers, Sodern die Situation in der er Lebt,”


“Love Stinks” &

“Baby I Will Make You Sweat”;

205 Lawrence, 7:30 pm (8-2614)

Bradford Campus Film

“Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories,”

Mike Shiley;

Bromeley Family Theater Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-0248)

Global Studies/European Studies Film

“Beyond Borders, the Immigrant Chimera-Inch Alla Dimanche”;

4130 Posvar, 8:30 pm (4-2918)


Thursday 1

A&S Grad Expo

Assembly Rm, Ballrm. & Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 8:45 am-4:30 pm (4-6698)

Asian Studies Lecture

“Community Based Healthcare in War-Torn Afghanistan,”

Abdullah Hanif, H.J. Heinz Co. Foundation;

4130 Posvar, noon

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Early Stopping of Clinical Trials for Efficacy: An Ethical Dilemma & a New Approach,”

Julia Slutsman, NCI; 113 Law, noon-1 pm (8-1320)

Immunology Seminars

“Immunity & Tolerance to Tumor-Associated Forms of MUC1,”

Sean Ryan;

“Viral Infection as a Natural Cancer Vaccine: Immune Response to the Self (Tumor) Antigen Cyclin B1,”

Laura Vella;

aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Women’s Studies Undergraduate Internship Fair

Lower lounge WPU, 3-5 pm (4-6485)

Chemistry Seminars

“Chemical Adventures at a Biomedical Powerhouse,”

Jef De Brabander;

U of TX, 2:30 pm;

“Resonantly Tweezing Single Plasmonic Objects to Controlling Plasmonic Excitations of Metal Nano-Particles,”

Norbert Scherer, U of Chicago;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Univ. Art Gallery Talk

Ian Rawson, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, & Lucy Rawson, Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer;

Univ. Art Gallery, 5 pm (8-2423)

Univ. Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 7 pm (4-4125)

Friday 2

Small Business Development Ctr. Seminar

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

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

Mental Health Conference Planning/Continuing Education in the Health Sciences Conference

“Advances in the Treatment of Mood Disorders: 2007”;

Sheraton Station Square, 8:30 am-4 pm (412/802-6900)

Pharmacology Seminar

“G Protein-Coupled Receptor Interactions With PDZ Scaffolds,”

Randy Hall, Emory;

1395 Starzl BST, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon

East Asian Colloquium

“The Social & Political Implications of the Market Reforms in China,”

Karen Studeny;

4130 Posvar, 2 pm

Sunday 4

• Spring recess for students through March 11;

all offices and buildings will remain open and staffed.

Art, Science & Ethics Lecture

“Perspectives on Deadly Medicine,”

Mary Crossley, law;

The Warhol Museum, North Side;

4 pm (412/237-8355)

Tuesday 6

Office of Research/NCURA Broadcast Workshop

“Effort Reporting”;

S120 BST2, 11:30 am-3:30 pm (4-7405)

Wednesday 7

Health Sciences Faculty Professional Development Presentation

“Managing Your Personnel”;

S120 BST2, 8-10 am

Pathology Seminar

“Transcriptional Control of Hepatocyte Proliferation,”

Linda Greenbaum, Penn;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Thursday 8

FSDP Workshop

“Purchasing Fundamentals”; 342 Craig, 9 am-3 pm (4-2728)

Parking Services Info Session

204 Brackenridge, 2-4 pm

PhD Defenses


“The Effect of BMP4 & Mechanical Stimulation on Muscle Derived Stem Cells: Implications for Bone & Articular Cartilage Regeneration,”

Karin Corsi;

Feb. 23, 1100 Rangos, 2 pm


“Geographical Clusters, Alliance Networks & Innovation in the US Biopharmaceutical Industry,”

Carrie Woods;

Feb. 26, 102 Mervis, 10-11:30 am


“For Nation & Gain: Economy, Ethnicity & Politics in the Czech Borderlands, 1945-1948,”

David Gerlach;

Feb. 26, 3526 Posvar, 2 pm


Johnstown Campus

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”;

Feb. 22-25 at 8 pm, Feb. 25 at 2 pm, Studio Theatre Pasquerilla, UPJ (814/269-2080)

Asian Studies/Frick Art & Historical Ctr.

“The Lady Aol” & “The Feather Cloak”;

Feb. 23 at 7 pm, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial (tickets: 4-7529)


Hillman Library

“Hooded Warbler”

through Feb. 26; Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-mid., Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

Asian Studies/ULS East Asian Library

“Advertising a Dream: Movie Posters From Post-War Korea”;

through March 1, Hillman foyer, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-mid., Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7370)

Bradford Campus

“Playing With Fire & Kiln Gods”;

through March 2, KOA Art Gallery Blaisdell, UPB, M-Th 8:30 am-8 pm, F 8:30 am-6 pm (814/362-0248)

Univ. Art Gallery

“Revolution, Ritual & Remembrance: The Art of Haiti”;

through March 17, Univ. Art Gallery FFA, M-Sat 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm (8-2423)


Honors College/COPC Research Service Learning Proposals

Proposals due to 3600 CL by Feb. 26. (4-6880)

Volunteer Pool Sock-a-thon

Annual collection of socks for homeless people runs through March. 2. Drop off donations at 710 Alumni. (4-7702)

ADRC Seed Monies Grants

Brief description of pilot study due March 1 to Steven DeKosky at & Leslie Dunn at;

Applications due April 2. (2-2731)

Univ. Research Council Multidisciplinary Small Grant Program

Preliminary proposals due to Office of the Provost by 4 pm March 8;

final proposals due April 27.

European Studies Student Exchange Program

Applications due March 16; call 8-7422 for more info.

EU Ctr. for Excellence Faculty Fellowship

Applications due March 12;

go to for more info.

Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards

Applications due April 6;

call 4-6172 for more info.

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