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January 21, 2010


Thursday 21

CRSP Reed Smith Lecture

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

Marta Tienda, Princeton;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm

Endocrine Research Conference

“Regulation of Beta Cell Replication by the FoxM1 Transcription Factor,”

Maureen Gannon;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Integrative Studies of Lung Cancer Susceptibility & Outcome,”

Joel Weissfeld;

A115 Crabtree, noon

EOH Seminar

“Links Between Telomere Instability, Environmental Genotoxins & Premature Aging,”

Patricia Opresko;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon

Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

“Fellows’ Research in Progress Presentations”;

S100A Starzl BST, 2-4 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

“Design & Statistical Analysis of Method Comparison Studies: Using Structural Equation Models to Assess Measurement Bias & Imprecision,”

Richard Bilonick, ophthalmology & biostatistics;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Quaternary Life & Times of Pluvial Lake Manix, Mojave Desert, CA: Climatic & Geologic Controls on a Desert Lake,”

Marith Reheis, USGS;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

Bollywood & Indian Film Colloquium

“Cinema & Liveness: The Problem of Self-Reflexivity in Hindi Cinema,” Neepa Majumdar;

“Finding the Past in Pastiche: The Politics of Intertextuality in Bollywood Song-&-Dance Sequences,”

Usha Iyer;

1228 CL, 5:30 pm (4-5578)

Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Contest

Nordy’s Place, WPU, 8:45-11 pm (8-9523)

Friday 22

GSPIA Roscoe Robinson Jr. Memorial Diversity & Public Service Lecture

Jake Wheatley, Pa. state rep.;

2501 Posvar, 11 am (RSVP: or 8-7608)

WPIC Visiting Professor Lecture

“Developing a Framework for the Intersections Among Physical & Mental Disorders,”

James Jackson;

2nd fl. aud. Detre, 11 am–12:30 pm

Bradford Gallery Talk/Opening Reception

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

Webb/Bradford Forest Rehearsal Hall, Blaisdell, UPB, noon

Human Genetics Seminar

“MicroRNAs & Biomarkers in IPF,”

Naftali Kaminski;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“The Growing Phenomenon of Retail Clinics,”

Ateev Mehrotra;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

UCIS Lecture

“Geographic Scale & Constitutional Control in the Process of European State Formation,”

Dan Stasavage;

4130 Posvar, noon (

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Explaining Dynamically Complex Behavior,”

Meinard Kuhlmann, U of Bremen;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

UCIS Lecture

“Performing National Virtues & Regional Rivalries in a Theatre of Sport in Japanese,”

William Kelly;

3106 Posvar, 1 pm (8-7426)

Film Fundraiser for Haiti

“Egalite for All: Toussaint Louverture & the Haitian Revolution” & “The Agronomist”;

4130 Posvar, 2 pm (

Anthropology Lecture

“The Evolution of Community Ritual & Dynamics of State Expansion in Prehispanic Central Mexico,”

David Carballo, U. of AL;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Bradford Play

“Ain’t Got Long to Stay Here”;

Jan. 22, Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-5113)

Saturday 23

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Writing Research Articles”;

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

Tuesday 26

Faculty & Staff Blood Drive

WPU lower lounge, 8 am-4 pm;

1st fl. lobby Victoria, 8 am-2 pm (to schedule: or 4-7702)

HP Supplier Event

WPU Assembly Rm., 8:30 am-1 pm (RSVP:

Office of Research/NCURA Broadcast Workshop

“Managing Financial Requirements of Awards”;

S120 Starzl BST, 11:30 am–3:30 pm (4-7405)

Magee-Womens Work-in-Progress Conference/Research Seminar

“Infant Feeding Practices & Maternal Risk for Cardiovascular Disease,”

Eleanor Schwarz;

Magee clinic staff conf. rm., noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“SUMO in Gene Regulation: mRNA Translation Rivals DNA Transcription,”

Jing Hu, pharmacology & chemical biology;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Similarity & Induction,”

Susan Sterrett, Duke;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching in PsycINFO,”

Ester Saghafi;

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

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Ahlam Saleh;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Regulation of PTH Receptor Signaling & Trafficking by NHERF1,”

Bin Wang;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

ReSET Tobacco Research Roundtable

“Cigarette & Hookah Tobacco Use in the Context of Social Networks During the 1st Year of College: A Pilot Study,”

Stephanie Land, biostatistics;

109 Parran, 3:30 pm

Endocrinology & Metabolism Bone Club

“Rheumatology Update,”

Terence Starz & Daniel DeLo;

1195 Starzl BST, 4:30 pm

Bradford Outreach Services Workshop

“Grant Writing & Budget Issues,”

Linda Delaney; Seneca Bldg., outreach classrm., downtown Bradford, 5:30-7:30 pm (registration: 814/362-5078)

Wednesday 27

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Platelet Rich Therapies in the Treatment of Orthopaedic Sports Injuries,”

James Bradley;

Montefiore LHAS Aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Novel Therapeutic Opportunities in Small Cell Lung Cancer,”

Charles Rudin;

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

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Jill Foust;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“Where the Wild Things Are: SIV Pathogenesis in Natural Hosts,”

Ivona Vasile Pandrea;

1105AB Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“SNPs & Genetic Variation,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

OACD-Postdoc Professionalism Lecture

“Immigration Options After Your Postdoctoral Training,”

David Clubb & Suzanne Seltzer;

S100 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Thursday 28

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Cardiac Tachydysrhythmias,” Rebecca Fox;

“Morbidity & Mortality,” Robert Kaliappan;

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

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners,” Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Ctr. for Int’l Legal Education Lecture

“The Role of the United States in International Criminal Justice,”

Stephen Rapp, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes;

Teplitz Mem. Courtrm., Barco, noon (8-7023)

Epidemiology Seminar

“Examples of Environmental Public Health Tracking in an Epidemiology Setting,”

Evelyn Talbott;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Dental Medicine U. Senate Town Hall Mtg.

Steven Wendell & John Close;

402 Salk, noon

EUCE Lecture

“Immigration Integration & Anti-Discrimination Policy in Europe,”

Terri Givens, Texas Language Roadmap;

4217 Posvar, noon (

African Studies Lecture

“African Musical Practices: Journeying From the Traditional to the Global,”

E. Kwadwo O. Beeko;

4130 Posvar, 5 pm (4-8143)

Men’s Basketball

Vs. St. John’s;

Petersen, 7 pm

Bradford Campus Improv Show

Pitt Improvers;

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

Friday 29

WPIC Clinical Grand Rounds

“Geriatric Psychiatry,”

Jules Rosen & Lalith Solai;

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

East Asian Languages & Literatures Colloquium

“God in the Machine: Portrayals & Perceptions of Mechanical Kami in Modern Japan,”

Dorothy Holland-Minkley;

4130 Posvar, noon (

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Method & Science in the Essais,”

Mariafranca Spallanzani, U of Bologna;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

501 CL, 12:10 pm

UCIS Lecture

“Beyond Nation? A Thrice-Told Tale From Bulgaria’s Post-Socialist Soundstage,”

Donna Buchanan, U. of IL;

4130 Posvar, 3 pm (

Saturday 30

Women’s Basketball

Vs. UConn;

Petersen, 2 pm

Bradford Campus Recital

Marilyn Horne Foundation Residency Recital, ; Sidney Outlaw

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


Tuesday 2

SAC Workshop

“Managing Stress”;

WPU dining rm. A, noon-1:30 pm

HSRS Seminar

“Evaluation of Hand-held, Computer-based Intervention to Promote Early Self-Care Behaviors After Lung Transplant,”

Annette Devito Dabbs;

305 Parkvale, noon

Magee-Womens Work-in-Progress Conference/Research Seminar

“Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptors in the Kidney,”

Carlton Bates;

Magee clinic patient conf. room, noon

Women’s Basketball

Vs. Syracuse;

Petersen, reception 5:30 pm, game 7 pm

Wednesday 3

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Novel Therapies & Promising New Targets in Myeloma,”

Keith Stewart;

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

HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to Vector NTI,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

ULS Concert

Joy Ike;

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

Thursday 4

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease in the 21st Century: Insight From the ERA JUMP Study,”

Kim Sutton-Tyrrell & Akira Sekikawa;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Film Studies Lecture

Caetlin Benson-Allott;

501 CL, noon (4-5568)

Alzheimer Disease Research Lecture

“Functional Assessment of Disability in Late Life Depression,”

Joan Rogers, occupational therapy & nursing;

S439 ADRC conf. rm., Montefiore, noon

UCIS Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Fate, Fortune, & Risk Control: A New Interpretation to the High Rate of Cesarean Section in Taiwan,”

Shih-Hsiang Sung;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370 or

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Michele Klein-Fedyshin;

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

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Microbially-mediated Fe Cycling in Acid Mine Drainage,”

John Senko, U. of Akron;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

PhD Defenses


“Electrochemical Recognition & Transport of Ions at Liquid/Liquid Interfaces as a Principle for Biomedical & Environmental Analysis & Beyond,” Patrick Rodgers;

Jan. 22, 307 Eberly, 10 am


“Arterial Stiffness, Functional Decline & Mortality Risk in Older Adults,”

Nora Watson;

Jan. 22, 5th fl. conf. rm. 130 N. Bellefield, 2 pm


“The Role of Spatial Consistency in Dual-Task Detection: Implications for Automatic & Controlled Search,”

Nicole Hill;

Jan. 26, 2nd fl. aud. LRDC, 4:30 pm


Kuntu Repertory Theatre


Jan. 21-Feb. 6, 7th fl. aud. Alumni, Th-Sat 8 pm, Sun 4 pm, Sat. matinee 1 pm, Th matinee 11 am (

Pitt Repertory Theatre


Feb. 3-14, Tue.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 pm, CL Studio Theatre (


Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Spin Art Meets Photographic Art”

by Michael Rosella;

through Jan. 22, Th 7:30 am-11:45 pm, F 7:30 am-8 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

Through Jan. 29, U Art Gallery FFA, M-F 10 am-4 pm (

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

“Bachman’s Finch,” through Feb. 1;

“Rough-Legged Falcon,” Feb. 2-Feb. 15;

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, M-F 9 am-4:30 pm (814/362-0248)


PPG Dapper Dan Awards

Online voting for nominees, including 3 members of the Pitt community, ends at noon Jan. 25.


ADRC Seed Monies Grant

Applications due Jan. 25.

(info: 412/692-2731)

Greensburg Homecoming & Family Weekend

Register for Feb. 5 events by Jan. 29.


Innovation in Education Awards Program

Proposals due Jan. 29. (4-5750)

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.


A&S Teaching Excellence Lecture

RSVP by Feb. 4 to 4-6482 for Feb. 11 lecture, “Trajectories of Efficiency & Innovation in Teaching & Learning” by Daniel Schwartz, Stanford.

UCIS-FLAS Undergraduate & Graduate Fellowship

Deadline is Feb. 15. (info:

Johnstown Service to Community Award

Nominations due Feb. 19.

(forms: 814/269-2080 or

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

Submissions due April 2.

(info: or 8-1336)

UCSUR Steven Manners Faculty Development Awards

Applications due April 9.

(info: 4-6172 or

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include events of Feb. 4-18. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Jan. 28 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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