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December 10, 2009


Thursday 10

EOH Seminar

“Sensing Danger in Sterile Inflammation,”

Allan Tsung;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“DNA Repair, NAD+ Biosynthesis & Autophagy: A Coordinated Process Governing DNA Damage Induced Cell Death & Survival,”

Robert Sobol;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Policy Advocacy & the Public Health Researcher,”

Maggie Potter;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Biostatistics Seminar

“Using a Case-Crossover Design to Assess Injury Patterns in Wheelchair Occupations in Motor Vehicles,”

Thomas Songer, epidemiology;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“American Geophysical Union Mtg. Practice Talks,”

G&PS grad students;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

REES/Humanities Lecture

“The Industry of Truing: Socialist Realism, Reality, Realization,”

Petre Petrov, Princeton;

501 CL, 4:30 pm

African Studies Film

“Where the Water Meets the Sky”;

4130 Posvar, 5-7 pm (4-8143)

Global Health Film

“Pandemic: Facing AIDS”;

A115 Crabtree, 6-8 pm

Friday 11

Last day for fall term undergrad day classes.

Deadline for continuing students to register for spring term without penalty.

SBDC Workshop

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

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

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Workshop

“Emergence & Reduction in the Sciences”; 817R CL, 9 am

(also Dec. 12 & 13; info:; registration:

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“Lost in Translation: Risk, Epidemiology & Alzheimer’s Disease,”

Mary Ganguli;

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

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“Collective Competence? Rethinking the Discourse of Competence in the Context of Teamwork,”

Lorelei Lingard, U of W. Ontario;

Scaife 4th fl. lecture rm. 3, noon (8-9000)

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“New Frontiers in Structural Biology: X-Ray Studies of Macromolecular Complexes,”

Guillermo Calero, structural biology;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Information Sciences Colloquium

“Studying Science From Large-Scale Usage Data: An Overview of the MESUR Project,”

Johan Bollen, IN U;

IS, 1 pm

Saturday 12

Reading day.

CGS, Sat., grad & evening classes continue to meet through Dec. 19. Final exams should be held during the last scheduled class meeting.

CGS Info Session

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 10 am (4-6600)

Men’s Basketball Vs. Kent State;

Petersen, 2 pm

European Studies Lecture

“Religion Unbound: Converting Transnational Communities in America & the Hapsburg Empire, 1890-1914,”

Joel Brady, religious studies;

3703 Posvar, 3 pm

Women’s Choral Ensemble Holiday Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm (4-4125)

Monday 14

Final exam period for undergrad day classes through Dec. 19.

Tuesday 15

GI Fellows Educational Program

“Journal Club: Population-Based Studies, Assessing Risk,”

Su Min Cho;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Johnson Inst. SW PA Regional Equitable Development Summit

“Going Regional on Addressing Blighted & Abandoned Properties”;

20th Century Club, 8:30 am-12:30 pm (412/258-6642)

Osher Lifelong Learning Inst. Open House

4th fl. CL, 10 am-noon (4-7308)

Health Services Research Seminar

“Life Adversity as a Correlate of Cardiovascular Risk,”

Danielle Beatty;

305 Parkvale, noon

Pitt Communicators Session

“Forging New Alumni Connections,”

Mimi Koral, Pitt Alumni Assn., & Jasmine Hoffman, IA;

IA offices lower level conf. rm., 128 N. Craig St., noon-1:30 pm (4-5821)

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

Guillermo Calero, structural biology;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 16

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Larynx Preservation: Lessons Learned & Future Directions,”

Arlene Forastiere;

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

Multidisciplinary Thyroid Cancer Conference

“Controversies in Prophylactic Central Compartment Lymph Node Dissection for PTC,”

Linwah Yip;

1195 Starzl BST, 8 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“Profilin-1: Pro- or Anti-Migratory?”

Partha Roy, bioengineering;

1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

PACWC Happy Hour

UClub bar, 4-6 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,”

Vinay Sundaram, Julie Holinga, Elie Aoun & Bridget Clarke;

11 Scaife, 5 pm

Thursday 17

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“ED Eye Stuff Made Easy,”

Evan Waxman;

“NSAIDs Review,”

Robert Kaliappan & Clare Wallner;

“Morbidity & Mortality Conference,”

John Sangl;

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

HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

ADRC Lecture

“Palliative Care in Alzheimer’s Disease: Selected Topics,”

Robert Arnold, palliative care & medical ethics;

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

Epidemiology Seminar

“A New Look on HIV Infection & Aging,”

James Becker;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Greensburg Campus Lecture

Thomas Ogoreuc, US Steel Co.;

Ferguson Theater, UPG, 5:30 pm

Friday 18

Faculty Development Workshop for Medical Educators

“Bedside Teaching,”

Hollis Day;

Scaife lecture rm. 3, noon

Saturday 19

Fall term ends; official date for degrees awarded for fall term.

Men’s Basketball Vs. Mt. St. Mary’s;

Petersen, TBA

Sunday 20

Residence halls close.

Winter recess through Jan. 5 for students, all schools.

Music Performance


Bellefield aud., 7 pm

Tuesday 22

• Fall term grades must be approved by instructors by 5 pm before final posting can begin.

Men’s Basketball Vs. Ohio U;

Petersen, 7 pm

Thursday 24

Winter recess through Jan. 3 for faculty & staff;

designated Univ. offices, including major responsibility centers & research projects, will be staffed as necessary during this period.

Monday 28

Men’s Basketball Vs. DePaul;

Petersen, 7 pm

Tuesday 29

Women’s Basketball Vs. Duquesne;

Petersen, 2 pm

Thursday 31

Women’s Basketball Vs. Mt. St. Mary’s;

Petersen, 1 pm


Monday 4

All Univ. offices & buildings reopen.

Tuesday 5

Residence halls open.

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Distinct Roles of E2F Transcription Factors & the Retinoblastoma Tumor Suppressor Pathway in Progenitor & Differentiating Cells,”

James Pipas;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. D, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Body Mass Index, Neighborhood Fast Food & Restaurant Concentration & Car Ownership,”

Sanae Inagami;

305 Parkvale, noon

Wednesday 6

Spring term registration period ends; classes begin.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Recent Advancements in the Management of Childhood Brain Tumors,”

Ian Pollack;

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

Renal Research Seminar

“O’Brien Overview,”

Thomas Kleyman & John Johnson;

F1145 Presby, noon

PhD Defenses

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Can Silence Speak? Reading the Marginalized Woman in Three Novels of Female Development,”

Leah Strobel;

Dec. 10, 1528 CL, 2 pm

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Sciences

“Evaluating Patient Medications & Complementary Therapies Documentation: Comparative Analysis of Sources, Discrepancies & the Potential Impact of Errors on Patient Care,”

Tammy Mah-Fraser;

Dec. 14, 226 Parran, 1 pm


“Synthetic Studies on Haouamine A,”

Chenbo Wang;

Dec. 16, 325 Eberly, 2 pm


“Developing Instrumentation for Multi-Parametric Investigation of Mechanisms of Mechanosensitivity in Ion Channels,”

Kalpesh Upadhye;

Dec. 18, 306 Bridgeside Point, 2 pm


Nationality Rms. Holiday Displays

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

Dec. 27-31, 10 am-2:30 pm, first-come, first-served guided tours (4-6000)

Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Spin Art Meets Photographic Art”

by Michael Rosella;

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

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, Scaife

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


EUCE Faculty Research Grant

Application deadline is Dec. 11.

(info & application procedure:

Salvation Army Hat & Glove Donations

Donations requested for the Salvation Army Christmas dinner for the homeless & needy;

deliver hat & glove sets to 710 Alumni by Dec. 14. (4-7702)

ADRC Seed Monies Grant

A brief description of the proposed pilot study should be emailed to Leslie Dunn at by Dec. 14;

application deadline is Jan. 25. (info: 412/692-2731)

Greensburg Campus La Cultura Dinner

Advance ticket deadline Dec. 15. (info: 724/836-7497)

UCIS-EUCE Faculty Fellowship for Fall 2010 or Spring 2011

Deadline is Jan. 15.

(info & application procedures:

University Times Books, Journals & More Supplement

Submissions for annual supplement due Jan. 31.

Submit online at (info: 4-4644)

Dick Thornburgh Forum on Law & Public Policy Faculty Grant

Proposals due Jan. 31.

(info & application procedure:

GSPIA Johnson Award for Best Paper in Ethics, Accountability & Leadership

Submissions due April 2.

(info: or 8-1336)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include events of Jan. 7-21. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Dec. 23 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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