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October 29, 2009


Thursday 29

EOH Seminar

“Case-Cross Over Design: Methodology & Use in Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology,”

Judith Rager;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“A Fork Route to the Diabetic Dyslipidemia,”

Henry Dong;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Lost in Interpretation? The Focus is Meta-Analysis,”

Patricia Kearney;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

“Th1 & Th17 Pathways in Immunity to Intracellular Pulmonary Infections,”

Shabaana Khader;

Scaife aud. 5, noon

CRSP Lecture

“The Youth Gang Problem: A Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach,”

Irving Spergel, U of Chicago;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

“Labor Relations in China’s Export Processing Zones,”

Chenchen Tang, GSPIA;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7426)

Humanities Colloquium

“Let Plunder: Altamirano’s Mexico & the Problem of Paramilitarism,”

Joshua Lund;

512 CL, 12:30 pm

English Lecture

“Critical Thinking & Ways of Life: A Radical Politics of the Imagination,”

Anthony Bogues, Brown;

501 CL, 2:30 pm

Academic Career Development Workshop

“Pathway to Independence: K99/R00,”

Joan Lakoski & Robert Milner;

S100 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Morphodynamics of Transitional Meandering Channels: A Closer Look Into Planform Evolution,”

Jorge Abad, engineering;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies/French & Italian Lecture

“Who Tells the Stories of Poetry? Villon & His Readers,”

Nancy Regalado, NYU;

202 FFA, 4:30 pm (4-5220)

English Lecture

“The Politics of Theory: Caribbean Literature & the Search for a New Critical Language,”

George Lamming, Brown;

501 CL, 4:30 pm

CGS Haunted Hollows

Across Oakland campus, 7 pm

Friday 30

Deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Seminar

“Porcelain Veneers — The Prep vs. No Prep Controversy: The Whole Story,”

Steven Weinberg;

2148 Salk, 9 am-4 pm

Board of Trustees Mtg.

WPU Assembly Rm., 10:15 am

Faculty Development Lecture for Medical Educators

“Appreciative Inquiry,”

Robert Palmer;

Scaife lecture rm. 3, noon

East Asian Colloquium

“The Noun Phrase Accessibility Hierarchy in 2nd Language Acquisition: Evidence From Chinese,”

Yi Xu;

4130 Posvar, noon (4-5568)

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Careers Over Lunch”;

S100 BST2, noon-1:30 pm (412/578-3716)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Science-Driven Mathematical Explanation,”

Alan Baker, Swarthmore;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Computer Science Industry Board Seminar

“The Entrepreneurial Forum: Roadmap From Idea to Company,”

Michael Lehman, Pantherlab Works & Student Services;

5317 Sennott, 1 pm

Saturday 31

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Seminar

“Provisional Crowns & Bridges: Hands On,” David Donatelli & John Ference;

2148 Salk, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Bradford Campus Fun Run/Walk

Sport & Fitness Ctr., UPB, registration 9:30 am, 5K 10 am (814/362-0249)


Sunday 1

Free Youth Swim Lesson

For 1st-5th grade children/grandchildren of Pitt faculty & staff, by Coach Chuck Knoles & coaching staff, men’s & women’s swimming teams;

meet in Trees lobby, 11 am-noon (to register:

Slovak Heritage Festival

CL Commons Rm., 1-5 pm (4-5906)

Bradford Campus Master Class

Koresh Dance Co.;

dance studio, Sport & Fitness Ctr., UPB, 2 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Slippery Rock;

Petersen, 4 pm (814/362-5113)

Music Performance

IonSound Project;

Bellefield aud., 7 pm (4-4125)

Monday 2

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Grants Over Lunch”;

S100 BST2, noon-1:30 pm (412/578-3716)

Classics Lecture

“Thucydides Rector: Pericles’ Speech in Indirect Discourse,”

Edith Foster, Ashland U;

208B CL, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“Women Artists, 1550-1950: Process & Aftermath,”

Ann Sutherland Harris, HA&A;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7 pm

Bradford Campus Dance Performance

Koresh Dance Co.;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (tickets: 814/362-5113)

Tuesday 3

GI Fellows Lecture


Kevin McGrath;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Bioenergetic Metabolites Regulate Base Excision Repair Dependent Cell Death in Response to DNA Damage,”

Rob Sobol;

456 Salk, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Statistical Issues in Design & Analysis of Biomarker Studies,”

Douglas Landsittel;

305 Parkvale, noon

MMR Seminar

“Injury Susceptibility & Repair of the Intestinal Epithelium,”

Thaddeus Stappenbeck;

Rangos Research Ctr. 3rd fl. conf. rm., noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Engineers & Drifters: Carnap’s Ideal of Explication & Its Critics,”

A.W. Carus, U of Chicago;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

French & Italian/Humanities Lectures

“A Natural King & a Free People: Philippe de Mézières’s ‘Dream of the Old Pilgrim’ (1386-89),”

Daisy Delogu, Chicago;

“Salic Law & the Politics of Exclusion,”

Katherine Crawford, Vanderbilt;

501 CL, 2:30 pm (4-5221)

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Pharmacology/Physiology of Vagal Extero- & Intero-Nocieptors in the Respiratory Tract,”

Bradley Undem, Johns Hopkins;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Bradford Campus Seminar

“Marcellus Shale in Your Present & Future: Legal Issues for Landowners,”

Ross Pifer, Penn State;

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 6-8 pm (1-800/872-1787)

Jazz Seminar Film

“’Round Midnight”;

WPU Assembly Rm., 7 pm (4-4187)

Honors College Lecture

“Life Without Oil: A Vision for the 21st Century,”

Bruce Babbitt, World Wildlife Fund;

20th Century Club, 7:30 pm (

Wednesday 4

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Multiple Myeloma: A Decade of Progress,”

Shaji Kumar;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Asian Studies Lecture

“Introduction to Library Resources & Services on Korean Studies at Pitt,”

Xiuying Zou, East Asian Library;

4130 Posvar, noon

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Eating Habits: An Ethnographic Study of Social Food Practice in Female Catholic Religious Life,”

Emily Bailey, religious studies;

2201 Posvar, noon

REES Lecture

“The Masaryk Papers,”

Cynthia Maleski;

4217 Posvar, 1 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Gene Regulation Resources,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3:30 pm

French & Italian/Humanities Colloquium

“Gender & the Medieval/Renaissance French Nation,”

Daisy Delogu, Chicago, & Katherine Crawford, Vanderbilt;

Babcock Rm. 40th fl CL, 2:30 pm (4-5221)

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

CGS Workshop

“Managing Your Money 101”;

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 3-5:30 pm

History Lecture

“Macro-Histories: Two Bridges for Two Gaps,”

Diego Olstein, Hebrew U of Jerusalem;

3703 Posvar, 4 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Dendritic Macromolecules for Energy & Environmental Issues,”

Takuzo Aida, U of Tokyo;

169 Crawford, 4 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Case Presentations,”

Venkata Muddana & David Brokl;

11 Scaife, 5-6:15 pm

UPMC Eye Ctr./Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Crano Lecture

“Immunobiology of Corneal Allografts: Insights From Animal Models,”

Jerry Niederkorn, U of TX Southwestern Medical Ctr.;

S120 Starzl BST, 5-7 pm

ULS Music Performance

Caleb Lovely;

Cup & Chaucer, Hillman, 6 pm (412/361-1915)

Thursday 5

Human Resources Retirees Benefits Fair

WPU lower lounge, 10-11:30 am (4-8160)

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

EOH Seminar

“The Oxidative Influence of the Adventitia on the Vascular Media: Signals From Outer Space,”

Patrick Pagano;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Is Healthy Aging Really Possible?”

William Satariano;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine & Psychiatry

“Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing,”

Gail Javitt, Johns Hopkins;

Teplitz Moot Courtrm. Barco, noon

Humanities Colloquium

“The Animal in You(Tube): Posthuman Cinema From Buñuel to New Media,”

Adam Lowenstein, English/film studies;

526 CL, 12:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Rock to Regolith Conversion: Producing Hospitable Substrates for Terrestrial Ecosystems,”

Robert Graham, U of CA-Riverside;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Jazz Seminar Lecture

“Inside the Business of Music,”

Charlie Fishman, DC Jazz Festival;

Heinz Chapel, 7 pm

Contemporary Writers Reading

C.D. Wright;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm

Friday 6

Inst. for Entrepreneurial Excellence Workshop

“Patent Pending: An Overview of the Patent Process for Inventors,”

Julie Meder, The Webb Law Firm; Deb Anderson, Meyer, Unkovic & Scott;

Michael Lehman;

104 Mervis, 8-10 am (8-1544)

Endocrine Conference

“CFRD: Diagnosis & Treatment,”

Antoinette Moran;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

Johnson Inst. Panel Discussion

“Tax-Exempt Organizations & Municipal Finance: Examining Legal Precedents & Financial Realities,”

moderator: Rick Cohen, Nonprofit Quarterly;

speakers: Evelyn Brody, Chicago-Kent Law School;

Woods Bowman, DePaul U;

Sabina Deitrick, GSPIA;

Joe Geiger, PA Assn. of Nonprofit Organizations;

James Turner, former finance director, City of Pgh.;

UClub, 8:30 am-noon (8-1336)

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Seminar

“Molar Endodontics,” George Just;

2148 Salk, 9 am-noon

Jazz Seminar Lecture

“A Tribute to Bud Powell, Bill Evans & Herbie Hancock,”

George Cables;

FFA aud., 10 am (4-4187)

Computer Science Distinguished Lecture

“Bridging Computer Science & Behavioral Science: Research Examples,”

Joseph Konstan, U of MN;

5317 Sennott, 10:30 am

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“Reasons Why Adolescents Misbehave: fMRI Studies of Adolescent Behavior,”

Beatriz Luna;

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

History/German/REES Lecture

“Interior Monologues,”

Norbert Wiesneth;

4130 Posvar, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

Michela Massimi, U College London;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Seminar

“Don’t Major in Minor Things: A Workshop for the Entire Office,”

David Lindow;

2148 Salk, 1-4 pm

Jazz Seminar Lecture

“A Salute to Max Roach,”

Terri Lyne Carrington;

FFA aud., 2 pm (4-4187)

Jazz Seminar Lecture

“The Genius of Wes Montgomery,”

Yotam Silberstein;

FFA aud., 3 pm (4-4187)

CGS/Alumni Networking Social

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 4:30-6:30 pm

Saturday 7

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop


Scaife 4th fl. lecture rm. 2, 10 am-3 pm (412/578-3716)

Jazz Seminar Lecture

“Trumpet Kings: The Music of Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker & Miles Davis,”

Lew Soloff;

FFA aud., 10-11:15 am (4-4187)

SHRS Open House

Forbes Tower, 10 am-1 pm (info: 3-6558)

Jazz Seminar Lecture

“A Tribute to Jazz in Film: ‘The Terminal,’”

Benny Golson;

FFA aud., 11:30 am (4-4187)

Bradford Campus Admissions Open House

UPB, 12:30-3:30 pm (1-800/872-1787)

Football Vs. Syracuse;

Heinz Field, noon

Jazz Seminar Concert

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (4-4187)

Sunday 8

Music Performance

Magnus Martensson;

FFA aud., 2 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Coker College;

Petersen, 4 pm

Monday 9

Bradford Campus Lecture

Tom Oreck, Oreck Corp.;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 11 am

CGS Workshop

“Note Taking/Memory Skills”;

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 4-5:30 pm

Tuesday 10

GI Fellows Lecture

“Randomized Controlled Trials,”

Ari Wiesen;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Katz Executive Lecture

“Shopping Marketing: Where the Rubber Meets the Road,”

J. Jeffrey Inman;

5th fl. Alumni, 7:30 am (8-1608)

Ctr. for Vaccine Research Seminar

“Tuberculosis Pathogenesis,”

Charles Scanga;

6014 BST3, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Cost-Effectiveness of Exercise & Diet in Overweight & Obese Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis,”

Mary Ann Sevick;

305 Parkvale, noon

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“A New Role for G Protein  Subunits: Modulation of T Cell Signaling,”

Catherine Berlot, Geisinger Clinic;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

History Lecture

“Substantial Macro-Histories Under Scrutiny: International & Transnational History;

World History, Global History & the History of Globalization,”

Diego Olstein, Hebrew U of Jerusalem;

3703 Posvar, 4 pm

Women’s Basketball Vs. Seton Hill;

Petersen, 7 pm

Wednesday 11

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Thrombosis, Anticoagulation & Cancer,”

Margaret Ragni;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Inst. for Entrepreneurial Excellence Workshop

“The Dream Team: How to Create & Manage a Successful Staff”;

PAA, 8-10:30 am (8-1542)

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Patricia Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Pathology Totten Lecture

“Careers in Academic Anatomic Pathology: Reflections Over 25 Years,”

Mark Wick, U of VA;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Religious Studies Lecture

“The Muwallad Era (711-1085): The Christians of al-Andalaus Amid Islamic Rule & Christian Kingdoms,”

Diego Olstein, Hebrew U of Jerusalem;

2628 CL, noon

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Careers Over Lunch”;

S100 BST2, noon-1:30 pm (412/578-3716)

HSLS Workshop

“Proteomics Tools,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3:30 pm

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Bodies of Work: Civic Display & Labor in Industrial Pgh.,”

Edward Slavishak, Susquehanna U;

2201 Posvar, 3 pm

OED Limbach Lecture

“The Real Business of Drug Discovery & Development: Myth vs. Reality,”

Michael Bozik, Knopp Neurosciences;

S123 Starzl BST, 4-6 pm (4-3160)

HA&A/Communication/History Lecture

“Torture in America: The Long View,”

Fitzhugh Brundage, UNC-Chapel Hill;

202 FFA, 5 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Case Presentations,”

Vinay Sundaram & Su Min Cho;

11 Scaife, 5-6:15 pm

Thursday 12

Academic Career Development Faculty Workshop

“Polishing Your CV & Resume: Showcasing Your Accomplishments,”

Robert Milner;

S120 Starzl BST, 8:30-10:30 am

ADRC Lecture

“Patient & Family Member Perspectives on Living With an MCI Diagnosis,”

Jennifer Hagerty Lingler, nursing & psychiatry;

ADRC conf. rm. S439 Montefiore, noon (412/692-2700)

Asian Studies Lecture

“Will the Ecosystem for Information Technology Implode? The Case of Semiconductors in India,”

William Keller, GSPIA;

4130 Posvar, noon

EOH Seminar

“The Genetic Basis of Sudden Cardiac Death,”

Barry London;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“An Update on a Syndemics Approach to HIV Prevention Among Gay Men,”

Ron Stall;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Academic Career Development Postdoc Workshop

“Polishing Your CV & Resume: Being Prepared for the Job Market,”

Robert Milner;

S123 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Emplacement of Flood Basalt Flow Fields,”

Steve Self, NRC;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Bradford Campus Lecture

“ABCs of Green Building,”

Jerry Leach;

237 Swarts, UPB, 6-9 pm (info & registration: 814/362-5078)

Bradford Campus Improv Performance

Pitt Improvers;

Bradford Area HS, 7:30 pm (also Nov. 13 & 14)

PhD Defenses


“The Social & Political Evolution of Chiapa de Corzo: An Analysis of Changing Strategies of Rulership in a Formative Period Mesoamerican Political Center,”

Timothy Sullivan;

Oct. 30, 3307 Posvar, 2:30 pm


“Macrophage Involvement in the Remodeling of an Extracellular Matrix Scaffold,”

Jolene Valentin;

Nov. 2, Bridgeside Point Bldg. 2 conf. rm. A, 10 am


“A Novel Inhibitory Pathway Linking Profilin-1 & Breast Cancer Cell Motility,”

Yong Ho Bae;

Nov. 6, Ctr. for Bioengineering 3rd fl. conf. rm., 300 Technology Dr., 9 am

SHRS/Communication Sciences & Disorders

“Steady-State Analysis of Auditory Evoked Potentials Over a Wide Range of Stimulus Repetition Rates: Profile in Children vs. Adults,”

Abreena Tlumak;

Nov. 10, 5054 Forbes Tower, 3:30 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Count Dracula”;

through Nov. 1, Th & F 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Mem. (

Theatre Arts Lab Productions

“Chad Curtiss, Lost Again” & “Gasmasks”;

through Nov. 1, Th & F 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Studio Theatre, CL (


Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Panopoly” by Rana Ryan; through Nov. 6;

Barco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours (8-1376)

Bradford Campus Exhibit

“The Infinite Dimensions of Shangri-La: Paintings & Sculptures” by Kong Ho & Martie Geiger-Ho;

through Nov. 20, M-Th 8:30 am-8 pm, F 8:30 am-6 pm, KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB (814/362-4155)

FFA Exhibit

“Making Face: The Depiction of Women in Japan From Edo to Today” by Hiroki Otsuka;

through Dec. 19, M-Sat. 10 am-4 pm & Th 4-8 pm, U Art Gallery, FFA (412/999-8801)

Falk Library Exhibit

“Opening Doors: Contemporary African-American Surgeons”;

Nov. 1-Jan. 28, Falk Library, M-Th 7 am-mid., F 7 am-10 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-10 pm, Sun. 9:30 am-mid.

African American Alumni Council Exhibit

“Then & Now: A Historical Exhibition of African American Progress at the University of Pittsburgh”;

through Feb., Hillman Library ground fl. lobby, reg. library hours


Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising

Nominations due Oct. 31 to Juan Manfredi, 140 Thackeray, or

Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards

Nominations due Oct. 31 to Juan Manfredi, 140 Thackeray.


UCIS-EUCE Faculty Fellowship

Application deadline is Nov. 2.

(info & application procedure:

Pharmacy/ReSET Cigarette Butt Art Contest

Project proposals due Nov. 5. (To submit or for info, email

Chancellor’s Awards for Staff

For Excellence in Service to the Community & for Excellence in Service to the University;

nomination forms due Nov. 13 to Jane Thompson, 1817 CL

(info: 4-6576)

Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Awards

Nomination letters due to Andrew Blair, 826 CL, by Nov. 16.

Nationality Rms. Bowman Faculty Grants for Study Abroad

Applications available at Nationality Rms. Program office, 1209 CL, or by emailing

Deadline: Nov. 20 at noon. (info: 4-6150)

European Studies Faculty Grant

Application deadline is Dec. 4.

(info & application procedure:

EUCE Faculty Research Grant

Application deadline is Dec. 11.

(info & application procedure:

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include events of Nov. 12-25 (Wednesday). Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Nov. 5 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


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