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September 26, 2013


Thursday 26

Pitt-Shanghai People’s Hospital Conf.

“Focus on Metabolism, Vascular & Endocrine Disorders”;

Scaife lect. rm. 1, 9 am-6 pm


Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Frank Heinrich, CMU;

6014 BST3, 11 am

OTMA Transportation Fair

UClub Ballrm. A, 11 am-2 pm


European Studies Video Conf.

“The German Elections”;

4217 Posvar, noon


Sr. VC’s Laureate Lecture

“Coats, Tethers, Rabs & Snares Work Together to Mediate the Specificity of Vesicle Traffic,”

Susan Ferro-Novick, UC-San Diego;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

Public Health Seminar

“Exposure to Traffic, Air Pollution & Community Noise in Relation to Autoimmune Diseases,”

Anneclaire De Roos, Drexel;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Emerging Legends Concert

Joy Ike;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

English Lecture

“The Charisma of Literary Institutions: Morrison on Oprah,”

Gunter Leypoldt, U of Heidelberg;

602 CL, 12:30 pm


CIDDE Workshop

“American Discussion Section”;

815 Alumni, 2-3 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Rational Design of Molecular Materials: Molecular Springs, Solar Cells & More,”

Geoffrey Hutchinson;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Senate PUP Mtg.

4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Geosciences Inspiring Engineering: What Dyke Swarms Teach Us About Hydraulic Fracturing,”

Andrew Bunger;

11 Thaw, 3:45 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 4 pm


Humanities Lecture

“Out of Place: Displacement, Modernism & Prehistory in 19th Century Germany,”

John Lyon, UNC-Chapel Hill;

602 CL, 5 pm



“Odd Pairings,”

OvreArts; Heinz Chapel, 7:30 pm

Friday 27

• Homecoming activities through Sept. 29


Human Genetics Colloquium

“Collecting, Protecting & Sharing Genetic Research Materials & Results”;

Scaife aud. 6, 8 am-12:20 pm

CIDDE Workshops

“Collaboration Tools,”

B23 Alumni, 10:30 am-noon;

“Designing In-Class Activities,”

815 Alumni, noon-1 pm;

“Turning Technologies Audience Response Systems,”

B23 Alumni, 1:30-3:30 pm

Oakland Farmers Market

Schenley Plaza, 3-6 pm

(Fridays through Oct. 25;

Anthropology Seminar

“The State & Ideology of Kinship,”

Dmitri Bondarenko, Lomonosov Moscow State U.;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm


Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Absolute, True & Mathematical Time in Newton’s Principia,”

Katherine Brading, Notre Dame;

817R CL, 3:30 pm


Music Lecture

“Why Are There So Many Songs?”

Robert Walser; 132 Music, 4 pm


Greensburg Campus Performance

Music Club, Campana Chapel, UPG, 7:30 pm

Saturday 28

Greensburg Campus Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk for a Cure

UPG, 7 am-3pm (

Sunday 29

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Monday 30

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Barb Folb;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (

Flu Shot Clinic

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon-4 pm

Book Signing

“Like My Mama Said,”

Deborah Walker, student affairs;

U Store on 5th, noon-2 pm (also Oct. 2, 5:30-8 pm)

CIDDE Workshop

“Assertion Evidence Slide Design”;

815 Alumni, noon-1 pm


Tuesday 1

Flu Shot Clinic

Falk Pharmacy, 9 am-3 pm

(every Tue. & Thur. through Dec.)

CTSI Workshop

“PCORI Methodology Standard”;

109 Parran, 11 am


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“ER Stress Signaling Regulates Bone Microenvironment Support of Tumor Growth & Osteolysis in Multiple Myeloma Bone Disease,”

Hongjiao Ouyang, dental medicine;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. conf. rm. D, noon (

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, noon-2 pm (

Philosophy of Science Talk

“A Dialogue of the Deaf Einstein & the Logical Empiricists on Rods & Clocks in General Relativity,”

Marco Giovanelli, U of Tubingen;

817R CL, 12:30 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

HSLS Postdoc Talk

“Choosing the Best 3-D Matrix for Your Cell Culture Needs,”

Lisa Gurski;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 3 pm (

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Understanding Death Receptor Signaling,”

Avi Ashkenazi;

1395 BST, 3:30 pm

Anthropology Lecture

“Fossil Hobbits, Homo Sapiens & the Politics of Paleoanthropology,”

Dean Falk;

FFA aud., 8 pm

Wednesday 2

Town Hall Forum

“The Impact of the Affordable Care Act”;

UClub Ballrm. B, 9 am-noon


Mercury Thermometer Exchange

418 Salk, 10-11:30 am;

203 Thaw, 3-4 pm (4-9505)

Flu Shot Clinic

342 Craig, 11 am-1 pm

CIDDE Workshop

“iPad Meetup”;

B23 Alumni, noon-1 pm

Artful Wednesdays

“The Groove Aesthetic”;

Nordy’s, WPU, noon


Pathology Seminar

“Macronutrient Interactions in the Pathogenesis of Fatty Liver Disease,”

Jacquelyn Maher;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Personal Genomics,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Career Symposium

“Exploring Your Passions & Recognizing Your Potential: Scientists as Entrepreneurs,”

Mir Imran;

Alumni 7th fl., 1:30-3:30 pm


UHC Climate Change Lecture

“The Science & Politics of Global Warming,”

Raymond Bradley;

Carnegie Music Hall, 2 pm


Science 2013 Michael G. Wells Entrepreneurial Scholars Lecture

“The Path From Cutting-Edge Science to Innovative Startups,”

John Santini, serial biotech entrepreneur;

Alumni 7th fl. aud., 3:45 pm

Science 2013 Opening Reception/Technology Showcase

Alumni 1st fl. ballrm., 5-7 pm

Thursday 3

• Science 2013 runs through Oct. 5;

see pages 11 & 12 for complete schedule.


Biology & Control of Nausea & Vomiting Conf.

UClub, 7 am-8:30 pm

(also Oct. 4, 8 am-noon;

Medical Grand Rounds

“Beyond the Beltway: Market-based Change in Health Care,”

John Rowe, Columbia;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. aud., 8 am (7-8261)

Science 2013 Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture

“Rett Syndrome & MECP2 Disorders: From the Clinic to Genes & Neurobiology,”

Huda Zoghbi, Baylor;

Alumni 7th fl. lect. rm., 11 am

Internship Poster Session

“Epic in Action!”

A109 Parran, noon

HSLS Workshop

“NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Boot Camp,”

Andrew Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon


Mercury Thermometer Exchange

245 Chevron, 1-3 pm


CIDDE Workshop

“Cheating & Plagiarism”;

815 Alumni, 3-4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Longwall Mining-Induced Gas Outbursts in the Appalachian Basin,”

Sandin Phillipson;

11 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Science 2013 Provost Lecture

“The New Era of Global Research & Education,”

Subra Suresh, CMU;

Alumni 7th fl. lect. rm., 4 pm

Friday 4

Greensburg Campus Golf Outing

Ligonier Country Club, 8:15 am


Pathology Seminar

“The Genetics of Hydatidiform Moles: New Light on an Ancient Disease,”

Rima Slim, McGill U;

Magee, 9:30 am

CIDDE Workshop

“CourseWeb: Using the Grade Center”;

B23 Alumni, 10:30 am

Science 2013 Mellon Lecture

“Recent Discoveries About the Ubiquitin System & the N-End Rule Pathway,”

Alexander Varshavsky, Caltech;

Alumni 7th fl. lect. rm., 11 am

Emerging Legends Concert

Ortner/Levine Duo;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Quantum Ontology: An Empirical Fundamentalist Approach,”

Doug Kutach;

817R CL, 12:30 pm

Memorial Service

For Philip Watts, former faculty member in French & Italian, who died July 20, 2013;

501G CL, 2 pm

Science 2013 Klaus Hofmann Lecture

“Anti-Angiogenic Therapy: From Bench to Clinic,”

Napoleone Ferrara, UC-San Diego;

Alumni 7th fl. lect. rm., 4 pm

Saturday 5

• Greensburg campus homecoming activities through Oct. 6


Bradford Campus Alumni & Family Weekend Block Party

Quad, UPB, noon-3 pm

Music on the Edge

“Ensemble Son & Either/Or”;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-7529)

Monday 7

Mercury Thermometer Exchange

974 Benedum, 10 am-noon (4-9505)

Flu Shot Clinic

Posvar Galleria, 10 am-2 pm

Medicine Faculty Mtg.

Scaife lect. rm. 5 & 6, 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8

Health Sciences Faculty Professional Development Program

“Managing Difficult Employees,”

Kevin Grigsby;

S120 BST, 8:30-10:30 am

Global Health Film

“Half the Sky, Part 2”;

109 Parran, noon-2 pm

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“RNA Sensors in Anti-Viral & Anti-Cancer Innate Immunity,”

Saumendra Sarkar, medicine;

UPMC Shadyside west wing aud., noon


HSLS Lecture

“Hurting for Home: Nostalgia in American Military Psychiatry From the Civil War to WWII,”

Laura McLafferty;

Scaife lect. rm. 3, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Metaphor, Polysemy & Cognitive Activities in Mechanistic Explanation of Mind,”

Carrie Figdor, U of IA;

817R CL, 12:30 pm

Wednesday 9

Flu Shot Clinic

Bridgeside Pt. II conf. rm. 503, 11 am-1 pm

Artful Wednesdays

Jon Banuelos Flamenco Trio;

Nordy’s, WPU, noon


SAC Mtg.

102 Benedum, noon

Pathology Seminar

“Barrett’s Esophagus: Current Controversies,”

John Goldblum, Case Western;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Microarray Data Analysis,”

Uma Chandra;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Pgh Chemistry Conf. Lecture

“Nanoscience & the Future of the Global Carbon Cycle,”

Paul Alivisatos, UC-Berkeley;

150 Chevron, 4 pm


Thursday 10

HSLS Workshop

“Undead PubMed,”

Mary Lou Klem;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10 am


Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Saleem Khan;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Greensburg Campus Graduate & Professional School Fair

Chambers, UPG, 11 am-1 pm


CIDDE Workshop

“The American Recitation”;

815 Alumni, 11 am

Medicine Lecture

“Role of Infection on Progression of Chronic Diseases in the Elderly,”

Sachin Yende;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Molecular Biology Postdoc Talk

“How to Prepare a CV,”

Emily Wickline;

Falk Library classrm. 2, noon


Emerging Legends Concert

Eve Goodman & Tracy Drach;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Health Policy Lecture

“How Health Reform Paves the Way for Improving Medication Use,”

William Shrank;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Pgh Chemistry Conf. Lecture

“Design & Synthesis of Multi-Component Colloidal Nanocrystals for Catalysis & Sensing,”

Paul Alivisatos, UC-Berkeley;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Challenges in Measuring & Monitoring for Effects of Shale Gas Produced Water in the Environment,”

Jeanne Van Breisen, CMU;

11 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

John Kirkwood;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Anne Waldman;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm



Medicine/Computational Biology

“An Integrated, Module-Based Biomarker Discovery Framework,”

Grace Huang;

Sept. 30, 358 CL, 9 am


“Elucidating the Role of the Humoral Response in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis-Infected Cynomolgus Macaques,”

Jia Yao Phuah;

Sept. 30, 1095 BST, 1 pm


“Synthesis of Simplified Discodermolide Analogues,”

Daniel Brody;

Sept. 30, Eberly, 3 pm


“Stereoselective Synthesis of Spirooxindole Amides Through Nitrile Hydrozironation & Stereocontrolled Cyanohydrin Ether Synthesis Through Chiral Bronsted Acid-Mediated Vinyl Ether Hydrocyanation,”

Chunliang Lu;

Oct. 1, 307 Eberly, 9:30 am

Education/Heath & Physical Activity

“Estimating Caloric Expenditure Using the Physical Activity Index (PAI) in Children & Adolescents Performing a Multistage Maximal Exercise Test,”

Anjuli Gairola;

Oct. 2, 134 Trees, noon

Medicine/Integrative Molecular Biology

“The Role of Adenosine in Regulating Urinary Bladder Function & A1AR-Mediated Membrane Trafficking in Umbrella Cells,”

Herman Prakasam;

Oct. 4, 1105A Scaife, 2 pm


Pgh Irish & Classical Theatre

“A Skull in Connemara”;

through Sept. 28, Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster;

for production times, go to


Bradford Campus Production

“Our Town”;

Sept. 28, Bromeley Theatre Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm


Theatre Arts Student Labs Double Feature

“Ashes to Ashes,”

Harold Pinter;

“The Mustache,”

Sabina Berman;

Oct. 2-6, Henry Heymann Theatre, W-Sat 8 pm, Sat & Sun 2 pm


U Art Gallery

“Rediscover: The Collection Revealed”;

through Oct. 19, FFA, M-Th 9 am-9 pm, F 9 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun noon-5 pm


Bradford Campus KOA Gallery

“Harri Emery Airport”;

through Oct. 6;

UPB, M-Th 8:30 am-8 pm, F 8:30 am-6 pm

Falk Library

“Life & Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War”;

through Oct. 26, M-Th 7 am-mid., F 7 am-10 pm, Sat 9:30 am-10 pm, Sun 9:30 am-mid.

Barco Law Library

“Collected Posters on Civil Rights & Social Injustice,”

Daniel Paul Melaney;

through Nov. 8; M-Th 7:30 am-10 pm, F 7 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun noon-8 pm



NIH Director’s Early Independence Award

Nominations due Oct. 1. (

SAC Membership Drive

Applications due Oct. 4.


ADRC Seed Monies Grants

Submission deadline is Oct. 11. (412/692-2731)

Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Nominations due Oct. 11. (

Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award

Nominations due Oct. 11. (

NIH Pioneer Award

Submission deadline is Oct. 18. (

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Submission deadline is Oct. 25. (

Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award

Nominations due Oct. 25. (

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Nominations due to 801 CL by Oct. 25.


All Together Better Health VII Call for Abstracts

Submission deadline is Oct. 25. (

Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community

Nominations due Oct. 25.


Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University

Nominations due Oct. 25.


A&S Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize

Submit nominations to 140 Thackeray by Oct. 31.

A&S Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards

Submit nominations to 140 Thackeray by Oct. 31. (

Heinz Chapel 75th Anniversary Renewal of Vows/Reception

Pre-register for Nov. 23 event by Nov. 1.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Oct. 10-24. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Oct. 3 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


The University Times events calendar includes Pitt-sponsored events as well as non-Pitt events held on a Pitt campus. Each events calendar covers a two-week period; material must be submitted one week prior to publication.

For deadlines, see the current publication schedule.

Information submitted for the calendar 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 should be included. Information should be sent 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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