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June 11, 2009


Thursday 11

CHP Pediatric Grand Rounds
“Measles in Pittsburgh 2009: What Can We Learn From the Recent Outbreak?’’
Marian Michaels;
Rangos Research Ctr. 3rd fl. conf. ctr., 8-9 am

ULS Digital Academia Conference
“Broadening Dissemination of New Knowledge: Scholarly Communications in the Digital Millennium,” Karla Hahn, Assn. of Research Libraries, 8:30 am;
“Preservation in the Digital Age: A Moral & Legal Obligation,”
Deanna Marcum, Library of Congress, 2 pm;
WPU, 8:30 am-11 pm (also June 12;

HSLS Workshop
“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”
Sam Lewis;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Friday 12

SBDC Workshop
“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Business”;
117 Mervis, 7:30-10 am (8-1542)

SHRS/EU Conference
“Accessibility in the Context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities: Transatlantic Perspectives Conference”;
Thornburgh Rm. Hillman, 8 am-5 pm (also June 13; info:

Continuing Dental Education Seminar
“Pediatric Dentistry for the 21st Century”;
2148 Salk, 9 am-4 pm

EOH Seminar
“You Are What You Breathe,”
Fernando Holguin, medicine;
540 Bridgeside Point, noon-1 pm

Medical Ed Grand Rounds
“Using Complementary Medicine to Advance Both Science & Professionalism in the Medical Curriculum,”
Aviad Haramati, Georgetown;
Scaife lecture rm. 3, noon-1 pm

Sr. VC Research Seminar
“The Diverse Developmental Functions of PPARs,”
Yaacov Barak;
aud. 6 Scaife, noon-1 pm

SHRS Lecture
“Telemedicine in India,” K. Ganapathy, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation;
6012 Forbes Tower, 1-2 pm

Saturday 13

Bone & Joint Health Presentation
“Hip, Knee Arthritis & Joint Replacement Surgery,”
Anthony DiGioia;
Magee zero level aud., 9:15 am-noon (412/802-8299)

Tuesday 16

Faculty & Staff Blood Drive
WPU lower lounge, 8 am-4 pm

CHP Pulmonary/Allergy & Immunology Research Conference
“The Role of Transcription Factor PPARy in Inflammation, Fibroblast Heterogeneity & Scarring,” Richard Phipps;
Rangos Research Ctr. rm. A, 9-10 am

HSLS Workshop
“PubMed Basics,”
Jill Foust;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 9-10:30 am

CHP Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Rapid Response to Emerging Infectious Diseases,"
Andrea Gambotto;
Rangos Research Ctr. 3rd fl. conf. ctr., noon-1 pm

Wednesday 17

Orthopaedic Surgery Presentation
“Celebrating 100 Years of Orthopaedics in Pittsburgh; 50 Years of Cartilage Research in Pittsburgh,”
Freddie Fu & David Silver;
LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

Education School Law Symposium
WPU Assembly Rm., Kurtzman Rm. & lower lobby, 8 am-4 pm (8-7175)

Pathology Research Seminar
“Sinusoidal Obstruction Syndrome (Venoocclusive Disease): A Tale of Injury & Failed Repair,”
Laurie DeLeve, USC;
1105 Scaife, noon

CIDDE Live Webcast
“Using the FIDL Video Booth (Live From SIDI)”;, 12:15 pm

SAC Mtg.
1175 Benedum, 12:15-2 pm

Thursday 18

CHP Pediatric Grand Rounds
“Renal Replacement Therapy: Where Do We Go From Here?”
John Kellum;
Rangos Research Ctr. 3rd fl. conf. ctr., 8-9 am

HSLS Workshop
“PowerPoint for Beginners & Advanced PowerPoint,”
Sam Lewis;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-2 pm

Integrative Medicine Lecture
“What Is Yoga?”
Alicja Walczak;
580 S. Aiken Ave., suite 310, Shadyside, 5:30 pm (412/623-3023)

Pitt Bradford Art Exhibit Opening
“Roger Hane: Art, Times & Tragedy,”
KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB, 7 pm

Friday 19

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.
501 CL, noon-2 pm

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Seminar
“HIV-1 Macrophage Infection Is Dependent on Capsid & Host Cell Factors”;
1295 Starzl BST, 1-2 pm

Oakland Farmers’ Market
Sennott St. between Meyran & Atwood, 3:30-6:30 pm Fridays through Nov. 20 (412/683-6243)

Saturday 20

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

• Official date for awarding of degrees.

Monday 22

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

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian
“Customize Google to Work for You,”
Melissa Ratajeski;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon-1 pm

Tuesday 23

CHP Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“An Atlas of Open Chromatin Spanning Diverse Human Cell Types in Health & Disease,”
Jason Lieb;
Rangos Research Ctr. 3rd fl. conf. ctr., noon-1 pm

CVR Seminar
“Malaria-Induced Inflammation & Dendritic Cell Response,”
Ana Rodriguez;
6014 BST3, noon-1 pm

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Seminar
"The Developmental Functions of PPARs,"
Yaacov Barak;
1295 Starzl BST, 1-2 pm

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,”
Ahlam Saleh;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 1:30-3:30 pm

Wednesday 24

• Summer 6-week-1 session grades must be approved by 5 pm.

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

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

Pathology Research Seminar
“The TGF-b Pathway in Liver & Gastrointestinal Cancer Stem Cells,”
Lopa Mishra, Georgetown; 1105 Scaife, noon

CIDDE Live Webcast
“Do It Yourself CourseCast”;, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop
“Protein Analysis Tools,”
Ansuman Chattopadhyay;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3 pm

Thursday 25

Bipolar Disorder Conference
Convention Ctr., Downtown;
7:45 am-7 pm (also June 26, 7:45 am-7:30 pm & June 27, 7:45 am-4:15 pm;

CHP Pediatric Grand Rounds
“Does Anesthesia &/or Surgery Make You Stupid?”
Peter Davis;
Rangos Research Ctr. 3rd fl. conf. ctr., 8-9 am

PhD Defenses

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“Bose-Einstein Condensation of Microcavity Polaritons,”
Ryan Barrido Balili;
June 11, 319 Allen, 10:30 am

“Modeling Missing Covariate Data & Temporal Features of Time-Dependent Covariates in Tree-Structured Survival Analysis,”
Meredith Lotz;
June 12, 109 Parran, 10 am

“Recipient Dendritic Cells Dictate Allograft Fate,”
Sherrie J. Divito;
June 12, S100 BST, 2 pm

“The Development & Testing of a New Measure of Maternal Functioning,”
Jennifer Barkin;
June 12, 130 Parran, 3 pm

GSPH/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
“Induction of Strong Cellular Immune Responses in Gut Mucosa Against HIV-1 Using a Combination Vaccine of Recombinant Clostridium Perfringens & HIV Virus-like Particles,”
Poonam Poonam;
June 15, A115 Crabtree, 10 am

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences
“Food Desert vs. Food Oasis: An Exploration of Residents’ Perceptions of Factors Influencing Food-Buying Practices,”
Renee Walker;
June 16, A638 Crabtree, 10 am

Katz/Information Systems
“Control of Information Systems Development: Investigating the Relationship Between Control & Performance,”
Mark Haney;
June 18, 102 Mervis, 1 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology
“Prescription, Outcomes & Risk Assessment of Wheelchairs for Aging Population,”
Amol Karmarkar;
June 18, 5047 Forbes Tower, 1 pm

“Effects of Missing Value Imputation on Downstream Analyses in Microarray Data,”
Sunghee Oh;
June 19, 308 Parran, 1 pm

“Immunity & Tolerance to Tumor-Associated Antigen MUC1,”
Sean O. Ryan;
June 19, 1102 Scaife, 2 pm

Medicine/Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
“Regulation of the L-type Pyruvate Kinase Gene by Glucose & cAMP in Islet Beta Cells,”
Susan Burke;
June 22, 1295 BST, 1pm


Pitt Bradford Art Exhibit
“Roger Hane: Art, Times & Tragedy”;
KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB,
M-F 9 am-4:30 pm June 19- July 10


Kuntu Repertory Theatre
“Among the Best”;
June 11-13, 8 pm, Alumni 7th fl. aud. (4-7298)


Teaching Evaluation Surveys
Faculty members or grad students who would like to schedule a survey should log on to, click on MyCommunities & then select OMET Evaluations. Deadline is June 12 for 4WK2, June 26 for 6WK2 & July 10 for 4WK3. (4-6440)

Event Deadline

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