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November 9, 2017


Thursday, Nov. 9

Faculty and Staff Professional Development Workshop
“Excel 2016 Quick Start: Charts & Pivot Tables – Level One,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield Hall 10 a.m. (Register: FSDP Workshop)

Epidemiology Seminar
“Rethinking Unintended Pregnancy: Broadening Our Perspective and Metrics,” Sonya Borrero; G23 Parran Hall Auditorium, Noon

Veterans Week/School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Event
“Day of Healthy Living for Pitt Veterans and Their Families”; McCarl Center, 1400 Posvar Hall, Noon-6 p.m.

Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture
“How Reproductive Rights Have Failed Women and What to do About it,” Lois Shephard, University of Virginia; Barco Law Building, 12:30 p.m. (Information: Event flyer)

University Library System Webinar
“Using the University Library System Online”; 2 p.m. (Register: ULS workshop)

Department of Classics Lecture
“Roman Religion, Pisidian Practice: Votive ‘Rock-Art’ in Southwest Anatolia,” Tyler Jo Smith, University of Virginia; 342 Cathedral of Learning, 5:15 pm

Center for Creativity Workshop
“Intro to 3D Modeling”; Center for Creativity, University Store on Fifth, 6 p.m. (Register: C4C workshop)

Contemporary Writer’s Series
Victor LaValle; Public Health Auditorium, 8:30 p.m. (Information: Contemporary Writers events)


Friday, Nov. 10

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Problem Solving Skills for the Workplace,” Mark Burdsall; 342 Craig Hall, 9 a.m. (Register: FSDP workshop)

Public Health Open House
Graduate School of Public Health, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Register: Pitt Public Health)

Center for Social and Urban Research’s Brown Bag Seminar
“Are Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Exacerbating Urban Inequality? Evidence from Four Cities,” Elsie Harper-Anderson; 3911 Posvar Hall, Noon (Information: CSUR event)

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar
“Predicting Pandemic Influenza Viruses,” SeemsaLakdawala; Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6, Noon

Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business Lecture
“The Evolution of Resource-Based Theory: Lessons From the Career of an Itinerant Theorist,” Jay Barney, University of Utah; 115 Mervis Hall, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (RSVP: GSPH online)

Philosophy of Science Annual Lecture
“Dark Galaxies and Integrated Knowledge: The View from 116 Megaparsecs Away,” Michael Weisberg, University of Pennsylvania; 817 Cathedral of Learning, 3:30 p.m.


Sunday, Nov. 12

Polish Fest
Cathedral of Learning Commons Room, Noon-5 p.m.


Monday, Nov. 13

Dawn Gideon Lecture
“Tackling the Social Determinants of Health,” Robert Henkel; University Club, Ballroom A, Noon (Information: Public Health events)

Global Week Reception
Alumni Hall Ballroom, 6:15-8 p.m. (Information: Global Week events)


Tuesday, Nov. 14

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Computer Security,” Chis Seiders; 302 Benedum Hall, 10 a.m. (Register: FSDP workshop)

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Environment: The Why and the How,” Cheryl Ruffin and Warren McCoy; 342 Craig Hall, 9 a.m. (Register: FSDP workshop)

Basic & Translational Research Seminar
“Male HPV Natural History, Vaccine Prevention, and the Opportunity to Eliminate HPV 16,”Anna Giuliano, Center for Infection Research in Cancer, Tampa, Florida; UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center, Room D, Noon

Philosophy of Science Annual Lecture
“Concensus: Sometimes it Doesn’t Add Up,” John Beatty, University of British Columbia; 817R Cathedral of Learning, 12:05 p.m.

University Library System Workshop
“Endnote Basics,” Carlos Pena and Leslie Poljak; G-74 Hillman Library, 2 p.m. (Register: ULS workshop)

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies  Lecture
“Depathologizing Diversity: Critiques of Normative Thinking About the Body,” Kathleen Perry, Cornell University; 602 Cathedral of Learning, 4 p.m. (Information: GSWS events)

Hillman Library Special Event
“Painting With a ULS Twist”; G-49 Hillman Library, 8 p.m. (Information: Hillman 50 website)

Contemporary Writers Series Poetry Presentation
Maggie Anderson and Judith Vollmer; Frick Fine Arts, 8:30 p.m. (Information: Pghwriterseries events)


Wednesday, Nov. 15

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Baby Boomers to Millennials: Respect and Productivity in the Workplace,” Warren McCoy; 342 Craig Hall, 9 a.m. (Register: FSDP workshop)

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Public Speaking in a Nutshell,” Michael Bannon; 1415 Cathedral of Learning, 9 a.m. (Register: FSDP workshop) 

Center for Creativity Workshop and Book Signing
“How to Play a Poem,” Don Bialostosky; Center for Creativity: The Workshop, Noon (Information: C4C Website)

Lunch and Discussion with Environmental Activist Mark Dixon
“Is Pittsburgh the New Cancer Alley?” Sponsored by the Student Office for Sustainability; William Pitt Union Assembly Room, Noon-3 p.m. (Information:

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Solving Problems and Ethical Dilemmas,” Ron Magnuson; 531 Alumni Hall, 1 p.m. (Register: FSDP workshop)

Senate Council Meeting
2700 Posvar Hall, 3 p.m.


Thursday, Nov. 16

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Grammar, Punctuation, and Proofreading: Ensuring Professional Presentation,” Beth Bateman Newborg; 342 Craig Hall, 9 a.m. (Register: FSDP workshop)

Senate Athletics Meeting
Minno Conference Lawn Level, Peterson Events Center, 9 a.m.

Senate Faculty Affairs Meeting
156 Cathedral of Learning, 10 a.m.

African Studies Program Lecture
“Let’s Talk Africa,” Joshua Kivuva, University of Nairobi; 4217 Posvar Hall, Noon (Informations: African Studies events)

Senate EIADAC Meeting
826 Cathedral of Learning, Noon

Global Studies Performance
Daniel Beaty, performer and advocate for social justice education; O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, 1 p.m. 

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies  Lecture
“The ‘Crooked Stitches’ of Desire: Sewing and Sexual Awakening in Alice Walker’s ‘The Color Purple,” Elizabeth Fielder; 501 Cathedral of Learning, 4 p.m. (Information: GSWS events)

Hoopla: Calling All Pitt Women
Peterson Events Center, 5:30 p.m. (Information: Hoopla flyer)

Center for Creativity Workshop
“123 Batik”; Center for Creativity (lower level of the University Store on Fifth), 7-8:30 pm (Register: C4C Workshop)


Friday, Nov. 17

Marshall S. Levy Memorial Lecture
“Cellular Therapies for the Treatment of Refractory Lupus,” Gary Gilkeson, Medical University of South Carolina; 1105 Scaife Hall, 9 a.m.

Senate Computer Usage Committee Meeting
717 Cathedral of Learning, 10 a.m.

Senate Budget Policy Committee Meeting
817 Cathedral of Learning, 2 p.m.

Department of French and Italian Lecture
“L’avvenire Avvenuto,” Francesca Savoia; 602 Cathedral of Learning, 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, Nov. 18

Center for Creativity Workshop
“One Moment Memoir”; Center for Creativity (lower level of the University Store on Fifth), 1-2:30 pm (Register: C4C Workshop)


Sunday, Nov. 19

Pitt Alumni Association Luncheon and Theatre
“Parade”; Charity Randall Theatre, Foster Memorial, 12:30 p.m. (Information contact: Laraine Hlatky,

Heinz Chapel Concert
KKPsi Brass Quintet; Heinz Chapel, 3 p.m.

All University Orchestra
“Transcendence,” Pitt and CMU students; Carnegie Music Hall, 4:30 p.m.


Monday, Nov. 20

Senate Educational Policies Committee Meeting
826 Cathedral of Learning, 3 p.m.

Senate Plant Utilization and Planning Meeting
272 Hillman Library, 3 p.m.

Office of the Provost Panel Discussion
“American Memorials in the 21st Century: A Monumental Mess?” Moderator, Provost Patty Beeson; 2500-2700 Posvar Hall, 3:45 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 21

Basic & Translational Research Seminar
“All Roads Lead to Rome: How the  Activation of Wnt/β-catenin Pathway is Achieved in Colon Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer?” Jing Hu; UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center, Room D, Noon

Senate Community Relations Committee Meeting
270 Mervis Hall, Noon


Wednesday, Nov. 22

Thanksgiving recess for students through Nov. 26.


Thursday, Nov. 23

University closed through Nov. 24 in observance of Thanksgiving



Arts and Sciences/Geology and Environmental Science
“Nd Isotopes Track Rare Earth Element Sources in Acid Mine Drainage, Appalachian Basin, USA,” Irene Wallrich; Nov. 10, 205 Thaw Hall, 9 a.m.

Public Health/Epidemiology
“The Role of Reproductive Health in Musculoskeletal Aging: A Life-Course Approach,” Nayana Nagaraj; Nov. 13, A523 Crabtree Hall, 11 a.m.

“Press Play: Video Games and the Ludic Quality of Aesthetic Experiences across Media,” Jedd Hakimi; Nov. 17, 211 David Lawrence Hall, 11 a.m.

PH/Human Genetics
“Engineering Lysine Demethylases to Orthogonally Probe Cellular Functions,” Megan Breski; Nov. 17, 3140 Parran Hall, 2 p.m.

Pharmaceutical Sciences
“Multifunctional Micellar Nanomedicine for Targeted Cancer Therapy,” Yichao Chen; Nov. 20, Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 5, 1 p.m.

SHRS/Physical Therapy
“The Effect of Vibrotactile Feedback During Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation,” Brooke Klatt; Nov. 21, 4016 Forbes Tower, 9 a.m.



Falk Library Exhibit
“Doc Savage: The Supreme Adventurer and Physician,” through November 23, Falk Library upper floor, Monday–Thursday, 7 a.m.-midnight, Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-midnight

University Art Gallery
“Shifting Ground: Landscapes From the UAG and Local Collections,” University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building; through Dec. 8, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Information: UAG)

Museum Studies Exhibition
”Narratives of the Nationality Rooms: Immigration and Identity in Pittsburgh”; University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building; Nov. 10-Dec. 8, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Information: HAA exhibit)



UP Theatre
“Parade”; Charity Randall Theatre; Nov. 9-Nov. 19, Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. (Tickets: Pitt Plays)



NIH Loan Repayment Program
Application deadline is Nov. 15. (Information: NIH Loan Repayment)





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