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January 7, 2010


The Audubon print "Tawny Thrush" will be on display through January 18 in the Hillman Library ground floor exhibit case.

The Audubon print "Tawny Thrush" will be on display through January 18 in the Hillman Library ground floor exhibit case.

Thursday 7

Epidemiology Seminar

“Sample Size Issues Related to the Implementation of the Equipoise-Stratified Randomization Design,”

Stephen Wisniewski;

A115 Crabtree, noon

EOH Seminar

“Latent Tuberculosis: What’s Going On in There?”

Joanne Flynn;

5th fl. conf. rm. 540, Bridgeside Pt., noon

Biostatistics Seminar

“Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) Pittsburgh,”

Roslyn Stone;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Friday 8

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“Who Will Kill or Be Killed? Answers That Are Relevant to City-wide Interventions,”

Rolf Loeber;

2nd fl. aud. Detre, 11 am

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“The Institutional Context of Multicultural Education,”

Jann Murray-Garcia, UC-Davis;

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

Anthropology Lecture

“Keys to Success? The Potentials of Perennial Agriculture in Andean Complex Societies,”

David Goldstein, USC;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Saturday 9

Music on the Edge Concert

International Contemporary Ensemble;

Warhol Museum, North Side, 8 pm (4-4125)

Sunday 10

Women’s Basketball Vs. Rutgers;

Petersen, 1 pm

Monday 11

Translational Neuroscience Program Seminar

“An Investigation Into the ‘COMT val/val Genotype x Adolescent Cannabis Use’ Interaction in Schizophrenia,”

Subroto Ghose;

1695 Starzl BST, noon

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Linda Hartman; Falk Library rm. 1, 2-3:30 pm

Tuesday 12

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,” Patricia Weiss; Falk Library rm. 2, 10 am-noon

Bradford Campus Reading

“Resurrection: Bringing History to Life on Stage,”

Sam Kelley;

KOA lobby, Blaisdell, UPB, noon (814/362-0248)

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Role of Nausea & Vomiting in Cancer: Brain, Biology & Behavior,”

Charles Horn, gastroenterology, hepatology & nutrition;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. D, noon (412/623-7771)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Unruly Worlds: Issues of Anarchy & Unpredictability,”

Nicholas Rescher, philosophy;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Honor, Guile and the New Genetics of Pugnacious Behavior,”

Stephen Manuck, psychology;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Bradford Campus Workshop

“Grant Writing & Budget Issues,”

Linda Delaney;

2nd fl. Seneca Bldg., 5:30-7:30 pm (also Jan. 19; registration: 814/362-5078 or

Wednesday 13

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“CYP24 & the Dysregulation of Vitamin D3 Metabolism in Lung Cancer,”

Pamela Hershberger;

2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“Pathogenic & Symbiotic Interactions Between the Virome & the Genome: New Paradigms & New Players,”

Herbert Virgin, Washington U;

1104 Scaife, noon

SAC Mtg.

532 Alumni, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Locating Protein Information,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

Thursday 14

Epidemiology Seminar

“Scale Natural Experiment of Community Economic Development on the Effects of Violence: Design Issues,”

Anthony Fabio;

A115 Crabtree, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Beyond PubMed: Next Generation Literature Searching,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

EOH Seminar

“Molecular Mechanisms of TH17 Mediated Allergic Airway Disease,”

John Alcorn;

5th fl. conf. rm. 540, Bridgeside Pt., noon

H1N1 Vaccine Clinic for Staff/Faculty

UClub ballrm., 1-5 pm

UHC Field Study Exhibition Reception

U Art Gallery, FFA, 4-6 pm

Friday 15

WPIC Clinical Grand Rounds

“Addiction Medicine Services,”

Dennis Daley & Antoine Douaihy;

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

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“Understanding Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome, a Translational Approach to Diseases Pathogenesis,”

Vibha Lama;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Understanding the Role of Small GTPases in Plexin Mediated Cell Signaling: A Structural Perspective,”

Matthias Buck, Case Western;

1395 Starzl BST, noon

Saturday 16

Men’s Basketball

Vs. Louisville; Petersen, noon

Greensburg Campus La Cultura Winter Gala

“Moving Toward a Greener Future”;

Millstein Library, UPG, reception at 5:30 pm, dinner at 7 pm (724/836-7497)

Sunday 17

Women’s Basketball Vs. WVU;

Petersen, 4 pm

Monday 18

Pitt closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tuesday 19

Spring term add/drop period ends.

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library rm. 2, 10 am-noon

Basic & Translational Research in Lung Diseases Lecture

“Radioprotection in Normal Tissue & Delayed Tumor Growth by Blockade of CD47 Signaling,”

Jeffrey Isenberg;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Health Services Seminar

“The Impact of Additional Colonoscopies on Colorectal Cancer Mortality,”

Samir Soneji;

305 Parkvale, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Biomarkers of Early Stage Breast Cancer Using Novel Model Systems,”

Jean Latimer, obstetrics & gynecology;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. D, noon (412/623-7771)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Sellarsian Metaphilosophy & Its Intricacies,”

Tadeusz Szubka, Szczecin U;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Harnessing Autophagy for Health Benefits,”

Xiao-Ming Yin, pathology;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 20

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Evidence-Based Orthopaedics: How Far Have We Come?”

Mohit Bhandani;

LHAS Aud. Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Chronic Graft-vs.-Host Disease After Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: What Oncologists Should Know,”

Steven Pavletic;

2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am

UHC Field Study Exhibition Gallery Talk

U Art Gallery FFA, noon (

Pathology Research Seminar

“Beyond Thrombosis: The Role of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor Type-1 (PAI-1) in Obesity-Induced Inflammation,”

Gina Coudriet;

1105AB Scaife, noon

Pathology Research Seminar

“Retinoid Signaling in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): Hero or Villain,”

Christi Kolarcik;

1105AB Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Genome Browsers,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

Bradford Campus Seminar

“Marcellus Drilling 201: The Mechanics & Issues Related to Development of This Natural Gas,”

Tom Murphy, Penn State Cooperative Ext.;

UPB, 6-8 pm (registration: 800/872-1787)

ULS Concert

Emily Rodgers;

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

Men’s Basketball Vs. Georgetown; Petersen, 7 pm

Bradford Campus Literary Magazine Reading

“Baily’s Beads,”

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 7:30 pm

Thursday 21

HSLS Workshop

“Searching in CINAHL,”

Mary Lou Klem;

Falk Library rm. 1, 10-11:30 am

CRSP Reed Smith Lecture

“Diversity & Its Discontents: Lessons From Higher Education,”

Marta Tienda, Princeton;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm

Epidemiology Seminar

“Integrative Studies of Lung Cancer Susceptibility & Outcome,”

Joel Weissfeld;

A115 Crabtree, noon

PhD Defenses

GSPH/Human Genetics

“Expression & Regulation of let-7d in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis,”

Kusum Vijay Pandit;

Jan. 7, NW628 Montefiore, 9 am

GSPH/Human Genetics

“Essential Role of Transcription Factor E47 in Multipotent Hematopoietic Stem Cells & Progenitors,”

Qi Yang;

Jan. 11, A312 Crabtree, 2 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Oxide Nanoelectronics,”

Cheng Cen;

Jan. 14, 319 Allen, 9 am


Nationality Rms. Holiday Displays


Taped tours through Jan. 10, Sat. 9 am-2:30 pm, Sun. 11 am-2:30 pm (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

Studio Arts/UHC Field Study Exhibit

Jan. 14-29, U Art Gallery FFA (

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

Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit

“Tawny Thrush,”

through Jan. 18;

“Bachman’s Finch,”

Jan. 19-Feb. 1;

Hillman Library ground fl. exhibition case, reg. library hours (8-7715)

Bradford Campus Exhibit

“The Content of Becoming: Mixed Media Exhibition by Shaqe Kalaj,”

Jan. 22-Feb. 26;

KOA Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB (814/362-0248)


Senate Online Elections

For faculty representatives on the provost search committee. Deadline is Jan. 7 at midnight. (4-6505)

Women’s Studies Iris Marion Young Award

Nominations due Jan. 8.

(info: or 4-6485)

Information Systems Engineering Paper Submissions

Papers/abstracts due Jan. 12.


Optical Engineering & Photonics Paper Submissions

Papers/abstracts due Jan. 12.


UCIS-EUCE Faculty Fellowship for Fall 2010 or Spring 2011

Deadline is Jan. 15.

(info & application procedures:

ADRC Seed Monies Grant

Applications due Jan. 25.

(info: 412/692-2731)

University Times Books, Journals & More Supplement

Submissions due Jan. 31.

Submit online at (info: 4-4644)

Dick Thornburgh Forum on Law & Public Policy Faculty Grant

Proposals due Jan. 31.

(application procedure:

ECPR Jean Blondel PhD Prize

Nominations due Feb. 1


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. 21-Feb. 4. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Jan. 14 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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