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November 12, 2009


Thursday 12

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Careers Over Lunch”;

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

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

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

Xiuying Zou, East Asian Library;

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

Wellness Workshop

“The Wholeness & Healthfulness of Holiday Eating,”

Rita Madden;

WPU Kurtzman Rm., noon

Anthropology Lecture

“An Anthropological Perspective on the Insurgency in Afghanistan: Religious & Cultural Dimensions,”

Ted Callahan, Boston U;

3106 Posvar, 1-2:30 pm

Academic Career Development Postdoc Workshop

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

Robert Milner;

S123 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

“Improving Data Quality & Statistical Analyses With the Development of Prospective Patient Registries,”

Laura Cassidy, Medical College of WI;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Emplacement of Flood Basalt Flow Fields,”

Steve Self, NRC;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Global Studies Lecture

“A Global View on the History of Humanity,”

Diego Olstein, Hebrew U of Jerusalem;

4130 Posvar, 6 pm (4-2918)

CGS Info Session

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 6 pm (also Nov. 21, 10 am; 4-6600)

Bradford Campus Lecture

“ABCs of Green Building,”

Jerry Leach;

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

Bradford Campus Improv Performance

Pitt Improvers;

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

Friday 13

SBDC Workshop

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

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

Endocrine Conference

“New & Novel Therapies for Osteoporosis,”

Chad Deal;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Seminar

“Eating Disorders & the Role of the Dental Professional,”

Meredith Ypma;

“America’s Perfect Storm,”

David Anderson;

“Forensic Dentistry Today: Taking the Bite Out of Crime,”

Michael Sobel;

“Local & Systemic Antimicrobials for the Treatment of Periodontal Disease in General Practice,”

Bruce Doll;

2148 Salk, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Faculty Development Lecture for Medical Educators

“How to Present Your CV for Promotion: Focus on Clinician Educators,”

David MacPherson;

Scaife lecture rm. 3, noon

African Studies/East Asian Lecture

“Viewers’ Discretion Advised? Ethical Dilemma in Manufactured Landscapes,”

Xinmin Liu;

4130 Posvar, noon

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“Lung Cancer Screening & Surveillance: Lessons From the Pgh. Lung Cancer Screening Study (PLuSS),”

David Wilson;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Treating Cytokine-Mediated Depression in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Evidence for Brain-Body Interactions,”

Eva Szigethy;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

EUCE Lecture

“Cyprus: The European Union’s Lighthouse in the Eastern Mediterranean: Why Reunification Matters,”

Andreas Kakouris, Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the U.S.;

PAA Schenley Rm., 12:30-2 pm

Computer Science Industry Board Seminar

“The Different Paths for CS Graduates,”

Jim McMahon & John Broderick, FedEx;

5317 Sennott, 1 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“A Case for Scientific Pluralism,”

Hasok Chang, U College London;

817R CL, 3:30 pm

Humanities Conference

“Humanities in a Time of Crisis”;

FFA, 4-6 pm (also Nov. 14, 10 am-5 pm)

Barco Law Library Gallery Exhibition Opening Reception

“Spin Art Meets Photographic Art”

by Michael Rosella;

Barco Law Library Gallery, 5-8 pm (8-1376)

English Film

“Wanne & Junah”;

1501 Posvar, 6:30 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Wofford;

Petersen, 7 pm

Saturday 14

Nationality Rms. Holiday Decorating

CL, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Music & Asian Studies Performance

Chhandayan Indian Classical Concert;

GSPH aud., 6:30 pm (724/265-7957)

Greensburg Campus Concert

Miroslava Panayotova; Campana Chapel & Lecture Hall, UPG, 7:30 pm

Football Vs. Notre Dame;

Heinz Field, 8 pm

Sunday 15

Women’s Choir Festival

Pitt Women’s Choral Ensemble & choirs from Duquesne, Seton Hill, Westminster & Fox Chapel HS;

Bellefield aud., 3 pm

(4-4125; tickets: 412/394-3353)

Monday 16

Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic

WPU Dining Rm. B, 10 am-2 pm

(free to UPMC Health Plan members; others, $25 check payable to Falk Pharmacy)

Bradford Campus Lecture

Mechel Thompson;

162 Swarts, UPB, 11 am-12:15 pm

Latin American Studies Panel Discussion

“Social Justice & Latin America: Perspectives From Pgh. Nonprofits,”

Building New Hope, Global Links, USW, UEW & Welcome Ctr. for Immigrants & Internationals;

4130 Posvar, 1-2:30 pm

GSPH Parran Lecture

“Tobacco Control: Looking Back, Looking Forward,”

Kenneth Warner, U of MI;

UClub Ballrm. A, 3-4:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Reading

“Between Panic & Desire,” Dinty Moore;

Living/Learning Ctr. U Rm., UPJ, 6 pm (814/269-7159)

Greensburg Campus Softball Team Fundraiser

Buffalo Wild Wings, Greensburg, 6-10 pm

Tuesday 17

GI Fellows Lecture

“Pathophysiology/Board Review: Intestinal Dysmotility Syndromes & Physiologic Consequences,”

Priya Roy;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

GSPH Conference on Air Toxics Control

“Intro to the Science & History of Air Toxics Control in Allegheny County”;

“Specifics of Proposed Allegheny County Air Toxics Control Bill”;

“Air Toxics Control Elsewhere: Federal, State & Local”;

“Panel Discussion: Approaching Air Toxics in Allegheny County”;

110 Parran, 8 am-12:30 pm

Faculty & Staff Blood Drive

WPU lower lounge, 8 am-4 pm

(also Victoria 1st fl. lobby, 8 am-2 pm; 4-7702)

Memorial Service

For B. Joan McDowell, retired faculty member in Nursing, who died Aug. 30;

Heinz Chapel, 11 am

Women’s Basketball Vs. N. FL;

Petersen, 11 am

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Targeting Therapy: Identifying Genetic Determinants & Biomarkers of Platinum Susceptibility,”

Peter O’Donnell;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrms. B & C, noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Using Small Molecules to Target Infrastructure & Power Plants of Cancer Cells,”

Sergey Kozmin;

456 Salk, noon

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Differences in Early Access to Liver Transplantation Services,”

Cindy Bryce;

305 Parkvale, noon

Medicine Laureate Lecture

“Conserved Roles of Small RNAs in Genome Defense,”

Gregory Hannon, Cold Spring Harbor Lab;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Information Sciences Colloquium

“Children as Designers of Technology,”

Andrew Large, McGill;

501 IS, 1 pm

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Michele Klein-Fedyshin;

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

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

Timothy Feinstein;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Endocrinology & Metabolism Bone Club

“Vertebral Fractures: Long-Term Impact on Disability & Declines in Physical Function — The Study of Osteoporotic Fracture (SOF),”

Jane Cauley;

1195 Starzl BST, 4:30 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Binghamton;

Petersen, 5:30 pm

Global Studies Lecture

“Colombia: Its Music & People,”

Jorge Delgado Troncoso, education;

Sutherland lower lounge, 8 pm (4-2918)

Wednesday 18

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Ethics & Sports Medicine,”

Robert Stanton, Yale;

LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Management & Biology of Germ Cell Tumors,”

George Bosl;

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

Robert J. Leo, a partner in the New York office of the Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury law firm, will present “The Basics of Importing” at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. Leo’s firm specializes in U.S. and international laws and regulations governing exports and imports.

Robert J. Leo, a partner in the New York office of the Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury law firm, will present “The Basics of Importing” at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. Leo’s firm specializes in U.S. and international laws and regulations governing exports and imports.

Johnstown Campus Seminar

“The Basics of Importing,”

Robert Leo, Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury;

Living/Learning Ctr. Heritage Hall, UPJ, 9 am-1:30 pm (814/269-2099)

Pathology Research Seminar

“Beta-Catenin Paradox in Liver Regeneration & Cancer,”

Satdarshan (Paul) Singh Monga;

1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Can We Hold People Responsible for Their Implicit Biases Against Women & Minorities?”

Edouard Machery, HPS;

2201 Posvar, noon

Staff Assn. Council Mtg.

532 Alumni, 12:15-2 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Sequence Similarity Searching,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

ULS Music Performance

Jack McNally & Friends;

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

Thursday 19

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

Jason Chang, Gwendolyn Lewis, Chris King & Stephanie Gonzalez;

230 McKee Pl. 5th fl. classrm. A, 8 am-noon

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners & Advanced PowerPoint,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-2 pm

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Helices Intertwined: A Two-Part Story,”

Andrew VanDenmark, biological sciences;

6014 BST3, 11 am

EOH Seminar

“Advancing a Mouse Model Toward Understanding Acute Lung Injury Survival,”

Daniel Prows;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“Wnt/Hedgehog Signaling in Pancreas Development & Disease: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly,”

Matthias Hebrok;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“A Power Struggle Between Epidemic & Pandemic Influenza,”

Elodie Ghedin;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Humanity, Innovation & Business Strategy: Lessons From the Indian Experience,”

John Camillus, Katz;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“PubMed: Something Old, Something New,”

Patricia Weiss;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

CRSP Lecture

“Despite the Best Intentions: Why Racial Inequality Persists in Good Schools,”

Amanda Lewis, Emory;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Geochemistry of the Azores: Magma Chambers & Mantle Plum,”

Elizabeth Widom, Miami U of OH;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Classics Lecture

“Walking & Talking: Reflections on Stoic Divisions of the Soul,”

Brad Inwood, U of Toronto;

208A CL, 4 pm

Classics Lecture

“Recent Work on Carthage,”

Mark Graham, Grove City College;

244A CL, 4:30 pm

Thursday 19

EUCE/European Studies Lecture

“Does European Social History Have a Future?”

William Beik, Emory;

3703 Posvar, 4:30 pm

HSLS Lecture

“The African-American Surgeon: A Century of Growth,”

Frederick Cason, Case Western;

Scaife lecture rm. 5, 6 pm

Global Health Film

“Angels in the Dust”;

A115 Crabtree, 6-8 pm (347/768-0687)

Men’s Basketball Vs. E. KY;

Petersen, 7 pm

Bradford Campus Improv Performance

Pitt Improvers;

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 8-10 pm

Friday 20

SBDC Workshop

“The 2nd Step: Developing a Business Plan”;

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

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Seminar

“Bridging the Gap: Tips for Treating a Patient With Autism,”

Karen Raposa;

2148 Salk, 9 am-noon

GI Research Rounds

“Rectal Microbicides for HIV Prevention: A Research Update,”

Ian McGowan;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, noon

Medical Ed Grand Rounds

“Making a Diagnosis: New Models for Old,”

Patrick Croskerry, Dalhousie U;

Scaife 4th fl. lecture rm. 3, noon


Film Studies Lecture

Yuri Tsivian;

501 CL, noon

East Asian Colloquium

“Truancy, or Thought From the Provinces: Reading Jia Zhangke’s Platform,”

Yun Peng;

4130 Posvar, noon (4-5568)

Humanities/German/Philosophy Lecture

“‘Because It Was He, Because It Was I’: The Good of Friendship,”

Alexander Nehamas, Princeton; 324 CL, 3 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Workshop

“Francis Crick: Hunger of Life’s Secrets”;

817R CL, 4 pm (registration:

Women’s Basketball Vs. FL;

Petersen, 7 pm

Saturday 21

CGS Town Hall Mtg.

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, noon-1:30 pm

Latin American Studies Music Performance

“The Americas in Concert,”

Octavio Brunetti Quintet;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm (8-7394)

Tuesday 24

GI Fellows Lecture

“Journal Club: Case-Controlled Studies,”

Kofi Clarke;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Characterization of Viral & Human RNAs Smaller Than Canonical MicroRNAs,”

Bino John;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. D, noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Epoxyeicosanoid Signaling in Ischemic Brain,”

Nabil Alkayed;

456 Salk, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Best Practices: An Intervention to Promote Evidence-Based Prescribing at a Large Psychiatric Hospital,”

Frank Ghinassi;

305 Parkvale, noon

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Clinical Trials Are to Healthcare What Oz Is to Detroit,”

Randy Juhl, pharmacy; FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Women’s Basketball Vs. St. Francis;

Petersen, 7 pm

Wednesday 25

• No classes through Nov. 29 due to Thanksgiving recess for students.

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Antonio Chen;

LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

PhD Defenses


“Basal Ganglia Involvement in the Reinforcement Learning of Physical & Cognitive Actions,”

Patryk Laurent;

Nov. 13, 2nd fl. aud. LRDC, 10 am


“The Effect of Retribution on Shareholder Litigation & Managers’ Reports,”

Jason Brown;

Nov. 13, 209 Mervis, 1 pm

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“A Pathophysiologic Evaluation of the Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products (RAGE) in the Lung,”

Judson Englert;

Nov. 13, 1105 Scaife, 2 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Optical Investigations of Nanostructured Oxides & Semiconductors,”

Patrick Irvin;

Nov. 16, 316 Allen, 9 am


“Registration & Segmentation of Brain MR Images From Elderly Individuals,”

Minji Wu;

Nov. 17, 244 Sterling Plaza, 201 N. Craig, 10 am

Engineering/Industrial Engineering

“A Quantitative Decision Model Toward Maximizing Organizational Sustainability,”

Fikret Korhan Turan;

Nov. 18, 1060 Benedum, 12:30 pm

GSPH/Human Genetics

“ERCC1-XPF: Links to Fanconi Anemia & Chemotherapy Resistance,”

Nikhil Bhagwat;

Nov. 18, 202C Herberman Conf. Ctr., 12:30 pm


“Statistical Assessment of Medication Adherence Data: A Technique to Analyze the J-Shaped Curve,”

Jeffrey Rohay;

Nov. 18, 308 Parran, 3 pm

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

“Aeolian System Dynamics Derived From Thermal Infrared Data,”

Stephen Paul Scheidt;

Nov. 20, 203 Thaw, 10 am


“Measures of Physical Function as Risk Factors for Diabetes Mellitus & Insulin Resistance Among HIV-Uninfected & HIV-Infected Men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study,”

Allison Longenberger;

Nov. 20, A523 Crabtree, 2 pm

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“An Examination of Protective Factors for HIV Infection Among Asian/Pacific Islander Men Who Have Sex With Men,”

Chongyi Wei;

Nov. 20, Stoner Conf. Rm. 2nd fl. 3520 Fifth Ave., 2 pm


“Exposure to Pre- and Postnatal Depression & Anxiety Symptom Trajectories: Effect on Adolescent Psychiatric Outcomes,” Cristie Glasheen; Nov. 20, 160A Webster Hall, 4415 Fifth Ave., 2:30 pm

A&S/Intelligent Systems

“Do Micro-Level Tutorial Decisions Matter? An Evaluation on Applying Reinforcement Learning to Induce Pedagogical Tutorial Tactics,”

Min Chi;

Nov. 20, LRDC 2nd fl. aud., 3 pm

A&S/Slavic Languages & Literatures

“Engendering Genre: The Contemporary Russian Buddy Film,”

Dawn Seckler;

Nov. 23, 1218 CL, 10 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“Role of Focal Adhesion Protein Migfilin in the Regulation of Cell Survival & Cell Cycle,”

Jianping Zhao;

Nov. 23, S123 Starzl BST, 2 pm

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Public Health 2.0: An Analysis of Social Support Groups for Type 2 Diabetics on Web 2.0 Sites,”

Dan Swayze;

Nov. 23, Parran 2nd fl. conf. rm., 2:30 pm


“Improvement of the Clinical Utility of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) Measurement by Establishing Data Comparability Across the OCT Technology Generations & Models,”

Jongsick Kim;

Nov. 23, E&EI 9th fl. conf. rm., 3 pm


“Temporal Connectivity Patterns of the Cortico-limbic Learning & Rewards System,”

Eliezer Kanal;

Nov. 24, 2nd fl. conf. rm. Parkvale, 2 pm

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“LGMD-1C: Role of Caveolin-3 in Neuromuscular Junction & Structure,”

Michael Hezel;

Nov. 25, 1395 Starzl BST, 1 pm


Greensburg Campus Theatre Production

“The Duchess of Malfi”;

Nov. 19-21, 7:30 pm, Ferguson Theater, UPG (724/836-7483)

Bradford Campus Communication & the Arts Production


Nov. 19-21 at 7:30 pm & Nov. 22 at 2 pm, Studio Theatre, Blaisdell, UPB (814/362-5113)


Bradford Campus Exhibit

“The Infinite Dimensions of Shangri La: Paintings & Sculptures”

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”;

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

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

Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Spin Art Meets Photographic Art” by Michael Rosella;

Nov. 13-Jan. 22, M-Th 7:30 am-11:45 pm, F 7:30 am-8pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-11:45 pm (8-1376)

Nationality Rms. Holiday Displays


Taped tours weekends Nov. 14-Jan. 10, except Dec. 27 & 28, Sat. 9 am-2:30 pm, Sun. 11 am-2:30 pm;

Dec. 27-31 10 am, first-come, first-served guided tours (4-6000)


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. 25 (Wednesday)-Dec. 10. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Nov. 19 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


Information submitted for the Calendar of the Times 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 also should be included. Information should be sent to the University Times 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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