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May 15, 2008


Thursday 15

HR Workshop

“Grammar, Punctuation & Proofreading: Ensuring Professional Presentation,”

Beth Newborg;

342 Craig, 9-11 am

HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Endocrine Conference

“Fatty Acids & Pancreatic Beta-Cell Function: Two Sides of a Coin,”

Vincent Poitout;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Dental Medicine Grand Rounds

“Multiple Mechanisms of TMD Pain,”

Michael Gold;

458 Salk, 1-2 pm

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Seminar

“Characterization of the Cellular Receptor for Equine Infectious Anemia Virus: New Lessons in Lentivirus Receptor Usage,”

Baoshan Zhang;

1295 Starzl BST, 2-3 pm

Chemistry Dowd Lecture

“Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Madagascar Periwinkle,”

Sarah O’Connor, MIT;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Integrative Medicine Lecture

“The Wisdom of the Heart,”

Deborah Conway;

580 S. Aiken Ave., Suite 310, Shadyside, 5:30 pm (412/623-3023)

Friday 16

• Summer term add/drop period ends.

WPIC Visiting Professor Lecture

“Dynorphin & Kappa-Opiod Receptors in the Study & Treatment of Psychiatric Illness,”

William Carlezon;

Detre 2nd fl. aud., 11 am-12:30 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Visceral Pain: Mechanosensitivity & Molecules,”

Jerry Gebhart;

1395 Starzl BST, noon (412/383-7757)

GSPH Foster Memorial Lecture

“We Need to Do Something: Family Decisions in Alzheimer’s Disease,”

Lisa Gwyther, Duke;

Rodef Shalom, 4905 5th Ave., 1 pm (412/383-8849)

Saturday 17

Greensburg Campus Open House

10 am-noon (724/836-9880)

Dental Medicine Diploma Ceremony

Heinz Hall, Downtown, 1 pm (8-8422)

Monday 19

• Summer 12-week session add/drop period ends.

Tuesday 20

HR Workshop

“Compensation Administration for Supervisors”;

342 Craig, 9 am-noon

Vaccine Research Seminar

“Francisella Pathogenesis & Vaccine Design,”

Gerald Nau;

6014 BST3, noon

Wednesday 21

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“New Targets, New Drugs: The COH Phase I/II Experience in Leukemia & Lymphoma,”

Mark Kirschbaum;

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

HR Workshop

“Payroll, Tax & I-9 Issues for Internationals,”

David Clubb;

342 Craig, 9 am-noon

Pathology Seminar

“ERKed by Mitochondria? Mitophagy & Parkinsonian Neurodegeneration,”

Charleen Chu;

1105AB Scaife, noon (8-1040)

SAC Meeting

1175 Benedum, 12:15 pm

Sr. VC Laureate Lecture

“Stem Cells, Pluripotency and Nuclear Reprogramming,”

Rudolf Jaenisch, MIT;

Scaife aud. 6, 1 pm

Thursday 22

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Pediatric Jeopardy,” Erin Phrampus; “Approach to ALOC,”

Mananda Bhende;

“Pediatric Abdominal Emergencies,”

Francesca Bullaro;

“Cases of Special Interest,”

Amanda Lovallo;

230 McKee Pl., 5th fl. classrm. A, 8 am-noon

HR Workshop

“Behavioral-Based Interviewing,”

Jody Hirst & Mark Burdsall;

342 Craig, 9 am-12:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Endocrine Conference

“Angiogenic-Osteogenic Coupling,”

Thomas Clemens;

1195 Starzl BST, noon-1 pm

Medicine Faculty Meeting

“State of the School Address,”

Dean Arthur Levine;

lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Friday 23

Continuing Dental Education Seminar

“The Treatment Continuum From Endodontics to Implant Therapy & Geriatric Dentistry That Can Be Enjoyable,”

Peter H. Guevara, Peter W. Guevara & Peter A. Guevara;

2148 Salk, 9 am-4 pm

WPIC Visiting Professor Lecture

“Bipolar Illness: Approaching an Understanding of Genetic Structure,”

John Nurnberger;

Detre 2nd fl. aud., 11 am-12:30 pm

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“The Pulmonary-Laryngeal Nexus,”

Clark Rosen;

NW628 Montefiore, noon-1 pm

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon

Saturday 24

• Official date for degrees awarded in the School of Law & the 1st professional programs in the Schools of Dental Medicine & Medicine

Medicine Diploma Ceremony

Carnegie Music Hall, 10 am (8-8935)

Law Commencement Ceremony

Speaker Debra Todd;

Soldiers & Sailors, 11 am (8-1373)

Monday 26

• University closed in observance of Memorial Day

Tuesday 27

HR Workshop

“Everyday Creativity,”

David Morris, Life Solutions;

342 Craig, 9-11 am

HR Workshop

“Starting or Completing an Undergraduate Degree or Certificate,”

Elizabeth Cox; 401 CL, 9 am-noon

UPCI Basic Research Seminar

“DNA Damage Toxic, Mutagenic & Immunogenic Responses,”

Barry Gold; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. B/C, noon

Wednesday 28

• Summer 4-week-1 deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office

Orthopaedic Surgery Presentation

“New Alternative Bearing for Total Hip Arthroplasty,”

James D’Antonio;

Montefiore 7th fl. aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors in Combination Therapy of Lung Cancer,”

Taofeek Owonikoko;

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

HR Workshop

“Strategies for Resolving Conflict,”

Maureen Lazar;

342 Craig, 9 am-noon

Neurological Surgery Lecture

“Vertebral Artery Surgery: Technique & Indications From Spondylotic Myelopathy to Jugular Foramen Tumors,”

Bernard George;

B-400 Presby, 11 am-noon

Pathology Seminar

“Novel Aspects of MET in Hepatocyte Survival & Liver Homeostasis,”

Reza Zarnegar;

1105AB Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Vaccine Research Seminar

“Innate Immunity & Viral Evasion: Rational Design of an Attenuated SARS Coronavirus,”

Marc Wathelet;

6014 BST3, 1-2 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to Vector NTI,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Neurological Surgery Lecture

“Surgery in & Around the Cranio-Cervical Junction,”

Bernard George;

B-400 Presby, 5-6 pm

Thursday 29

HR Workshop

“Purchasing Fundamentals”;

342 Craig, 9 am-3 pm

PhD Defenses


“As If Through Another’s Eyes: A Study of Peer Tutoring & First Year Students’ Revision Behaviors,”

Margaret Stahr;

May 15, 526 CL, 3 pm

IS/Library & Information Science

“Modeling the Consumer Health Information-Seeking Behaviors of Primary Care Physicians Who Treat Elderly Depressed Patients & Their Caregivers,”

Mary Jo Dorsey;

May 16, 502 IS, 1:15 pm

GSPH/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

“Characterization of Dendritic Cell Handling of Cell-associated Membrane & Cytoplasmic Protein From Live & Apoptotic Cells,”

Sherrianne Gleason;

May 19, A115 Crabtree, 3 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Sensorimotor & Executive Functioning Differences Between Individuals With High-Functioning Autism & Typically-Developing Individuals,”

Sana Abu-Dahab;

May 22, 4065 Forbes Twr., 1 pm


“The Organization of Agricultural Production on the Southwest Periphery of the Maya Lowlands,”

Dean Wheeler;

May 23, 3106 Posvar, 2 pm

Center for Neuroscience

“Amygdala Regulation of Prefrontal-to-Accumbens Information Flow: Implications for Motivation & Action,”

Vincent McGinty;

May 29, 2nd fl. aud. LRDC, 10 am

GSPH/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

“Characterization of the Role of Human Herpes Virus 8 in Prostate Cancer,”

Jill Montgomery;

May 29, A115 Crabtree, noon


“Validation of Amperometric Enzyme Sensors Containing the Os(bpy)2Cl Mediator for In Vivo Applications,”

Joseph Mitala Jr.;

May 29, 307 Eberly, 2:45 pm


Kuntu Repertory

“Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show”;

May 15-17, 22-24 & 29-31 at 8 pm, May 18 & 25 at 4 pm, May 22 at 11 am and May 24 at 1 pm, Alumni 7th fl. aud. (4-7298)

Johnstown Campus

“Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway”;

May 17, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr. Mainstage, UPJ, 7:30 pm

Johnstown Campus

“Enchanted April”;

May 29-31 & June 5-8, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr. Studio Theatre, UPJ, 8 pm


Audubon Exhibits

“Field Sparrow,”

through May 19;

“Pine Creeping Warbler,”

May 20-June 2;

Hillman ground fl. exhibit case (reg. library hours, 8-7715)


Teaching Evaluation Surveys

Requests must be submitted by May 16 for 4-week-1 or 6-week-1, by May 30 for 12-week or term, by June 13 for 4-week-2, by June 27 for 6-week-2, and by July 11 for 4-week-3 to G39 CL. (4-6147)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of May 29-June 12. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm May 22 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


Information submitted for the Calendar of the Times 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 also should be included. Information should be sent to the University Times 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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