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June 12, 2008


Thursday 12

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

230 McKee Pl. classrm. A, 8 am-noon

EOH Seminar

“Role of MicroRNAs in Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers & in Aging,”

Saleem Khan;

540 Bridgeside Pt., 100 Technology Dr., noon-1 pm

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Customize Google to Work for You,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Carolyn Biglow;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1-2:30 pm

EUCE Conference

“Social Inclusion & the Transformation of Mental Health Services: Transatlantic Perspectives”;

PAA, 6:30 pm (through June 14; 4-3503)

Friday 13

SBDC Workshop

“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;

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

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS): NIH Roadmap Initiative,”

Paul Pilkonis;

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

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“The Role of Experience in Clinical Expertise,”

Geoff Norman, McMaster U;

Scaife aud. 3, noon-1 pm (8-9000)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon-2 pm

Memorial Service

For Deborah J. Aaron; Heinz Chapel, 1 pm

Sunday 15

National Assn. of Student Personnel Administration Region II Conference

Michael Cuyjet, U. of Louisville, keynote;

Westin Hotel, Downtown (through June 17; 8-1005)

Monday 16

SIS Conference

“Joint Conference on Digital Libraries”;

Omni Wm. Penn Hotel, Downtown (through June 20; 4-4356; www/

Trustees Investment Committee Meeting

2700 Posvar, 11 am

Tuesday 17

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: Creating Posters With PowerPoint,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10-11 am

Vaccine Research Seminar

“Changing Perspective on Immunization Against Influenza,”

Bert Johansson;

6014 BST3, noon-1 pm

Wednesday 18

Pathology Seminar

“Application of Modulation of Autophagy to Cancer Therapy,”

Hannah Rabinowich;

1105AB Scaife, noon (8-1040)

SAC Meeting

WPU Dining Rm. A, 12:15 pm

Thursday 19

SIS Conference

“2008 Hypertext Conference”;

Omni Wm. Penn Hotel, Downtown (through June 21; 4-4356;

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Drug Binding & Mobility in Model Cell Membranes in Situ: A Pulsed-Field-Gradient NMR Approach,”

Emiko Okamura;

6014 BST3, 11 am-noon

Integrative Medicine Lecture

“The Benefits of Qigong & Taijiquan Practice,”

Nick Gracenin;

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

Friday 20

Greensburg Campus Golf Outing

Cherry Creek Golf Club, Greensburg, 10 am (724/836-7741)

Saturday 21

• Summer 6-week-1 session ends; final examinations scheduled during last class meeting.

• Official date for awarding of degrees.

Monday 23

• Summer 6-week-2 session registration period ends; classes begin.

Tuesday 24

Faculty/Staff Blood Drive

WPU lower lounge, 8 am-4 pm; Victoria 1st fl. lobby, 8 am-2 pm (4-7742)

Vaccine Research Seminar

“SIVagm Pathogenesis in African Green Monkeys,”

Ivona Pandrea;

6014 BST3, noon-1 pm

Sr. VC Laureate Lecture

“Cyclo-oxygenases & Their Inhibitors,”

Garret FitzGerald, Penn;

Scaife aud. 6, noon-1 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Transitioning to Ebsco CINAHL,”

Linda Hartman;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1-2:30 pm

Tobacco Research Roundtable

109 Parran, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 25

• Summer 6-week-1 session grades must be approved by instructors by 5 pm before final posting can begin.

• Summer 6-week-2 session add/drop ends.

• Summer 4-week-2 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Pathology Seminar

“Cytogenetics: Past, Present & Future,”

Urvashi Surti;

1105AB Scaife, noon (8-1040)

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Mary Jo Dorsey;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1-2:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to Pathway Analysis Tools,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Fulbright Faculty Workshop

4130 Posvar, 3 pm (4-6651)

Thursday 26

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

PhD Defenses


“Revising the Essay: Intellectual Arenas & Hybrid Forms,”

Tara Lockhart;

June 12, 527 CL, 1 pm


“Action & Generality,”

Anton Ford;

June 17, 1001B CL, 2 pm

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Moving Beyond the Individual in Reproductive Health: Exploring the Social Determinants of Unintended Pregnancy,”

Megan Kavanaugh;

June 18, 226 Parran, 2:30 pm


“Pathways to Maladjustment & Resilience in Inner-City Minority Youth: Examining Academic Failure & Hopelessness as Mediators Between Contextual Risk Factors & Child Maladjustment From a Development Psychopathology Perspective,”

Brandi Jones;

June 20, 4127 Sennott, 10 am


“Form Without Formalism,”

Christopher Campbell;

June 20, 1001B CL, 2 pm


“Studies on the Structure/Reactivity Relationships of Bicyclic Epoxonium Ions Towards Tethered Nucleophiles: Efforts Towards the Total Synthesis of (+)- Lactodehydrothyrsiferol, Multicomponent Approach to the Synthesis of Oxidized Amides Through Nitrile Hydrozirconation,”

Shuangyi Wan;

June 23, 307 Eberly, 10 am


“Ratio-Adjusted Gene-Wide Normalization to Enhance Classification Models for Inter-Study Prediction in Microarray,”

Chunrong Cheng;

June 23, 109 Parran, 2 pm


“Induction of Antitumor Responses via Adoptively Transferred, Cytokine-Gene Transduced A-NK Cells,”

Stephen Goding;

June 24, S120 Starzl BST, 1 pm


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibits

“Goshawk/Stanley Hawk,” through June 16;

“American Sparrow Hawk,” June 17-30;

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

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published June 26. It will contain events of June 26-July 10. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm June 19 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


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