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February 18, 2010



Novelist Sherrie Flick will read from her work Feb. 23 on the Bradford campus.

Thursday 18

EOH Seminar

“Seeing Is Believing: How Structure Informs About Function,”

Angela Gronenborn;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Biologic Subsystems: Patterns & Trajectories Associated With Mortality in Human Aging,”

Anne Newman;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Translational Neuroscience Seminar

“Behavioral Neuroendocrine Associations & Treatment Options in Autism,”

Suma Jacob;

16th fl. conf. rm. Starzl BST, noon

UCIS Asia Lecture

“The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan,”

Karen Gerhart, HA&A;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

OACD-Postdoc Professionalism Lecture

“Advancing to an Academic Position: Being Prepared for the Job Market,”

Christopher Martin;

S100 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Sara Fine Inst. Lecture

“Minds for Sale,”

Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard;

Teplitz Mem. Courtrm., Barco, 3 pm


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Coastal Sedimentary Processes,”

Katie Farnswort, IUP;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

UCIS Lecture

“Where Neoplatonism Meets Ethnology: Garcilaso & the Gods of Huarochiri,”

Frank Salomon, U of WI-Madison;

232 CL, 4 pm

Latin American Film


FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Friday 19

Endocrine Conference

“Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Among Type II Diabetes: Sweet & Low?”

Lewis Kuller; 1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“The Role of Interstitial Cells of Cajal in the Urinary Bladder Wall,”

Christopher Fry, U of Surrey;

1395 Starzl BST, 11 am

WPIC Clinical Grand Rounds

“Services & Research for Recovery in Serious Mental Illness,”

Charles Kahn & Emil Ivanov;

2nd fl. aud. Detre, 11 am

East Asian Colloquium

“Remembering World War II & Narrating the Nation: Study of Tezuka Osamu’s War Manga,”

Remi Feuillassier;

4209 Posvar, noon

EOH/SCRR Joint Seminar

“Public Health of Brain Trauma: From Mechanisms & Treatment to Legislation/Regulations,”

Wen-Ta Chiu, Taipei Medical;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon

Genetics Seminar

“On the Confluence of Art & Genetic Science,”

Lynn Fellman;

A115 Crabtree, noon (4-3066)

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“Caring While Searching for the Cure for IPF: The Simmons Center Experience,”

Kathleen Oare Lindell;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Learning From Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Getting the GIST of Targeted Therapies,”

Anette Duensing;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Computer Science Colloquium

“Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks,”

Richard Stallman;

WPU lower lounge, 12:30 pm

UCIS Lecture

“Ideas Against Ideocracy: The Platonic Drama of Russian Thought & Possible Strategies for the Future,”

Mikhail Epstein;

3911 Posvar, 3 pm

Bollywood & Indian Film

“Akaler Sandhane”;

FFA aud., 7 pm (4-5578)

Saturday 20

Women’s Basketball

Vs. Seton Hall;

Petersen, 2 pm

Bollywood & Indian Film


FFA aud., 7 pm (4-5578)

Sunday 21

Men’s Basketball

Vs. Villanova; Petersen, noon

Heinz Chapel Choir Festival

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (4-4125)

Monday 22

Summer term registration & add/drop begin.

Tuesday 23

Health Services Research Seminar

“Racial Differences in Access to High Quality Care for Coronary Heart Disease,”

Ioana Popescu;

305 Parkvale, noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Libraries Inspired by Natural Products & Peptides,”

Jeffrey Aube;

456 Salk, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Role of Autophagy in Cancer & Therapy,”

Eileen White, Rutgers;

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

Faculty Development Lecture

“Conflict or Cooperation? Teaching a New Generation,”

Mary Kerr;

457 Salk, 12:30 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

Ballrm. A University Club, 3 pm

Bradford Campus Reading

Sherrie Flick;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm

Global Studies Lecture

“Colonial, Post-Colonial & Lesotho Today: Khotso Pula Nala ‘Peace Rain Prosperity,’”

Mpho Letima, Malmberg fellow;

1st fl. lounge Sutherland, 8 pm (8-5085)

Wednesday 24

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Venkat Seshadri;

LHAS Aud. Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Stents of the Gastrointestinal Tract for Primary & Metastatic Cancers: Indications & Complications,”

Andres Gelrud;

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

OED 3rd Annual Innovation Speed Dating

WPU Ballrm., 11 am-1 pm

Pathology Research Seminar

“HNF4: New Functions for an Old Receptor,”

Frances Sladek, U of CA;

1105AB Scaife, noon

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Queering Terror: Visualizing Sexuality & Nationalism in Israeli & Palestinian Cinema,”

Colleen Jankovic;

2201 Posvar, noon

Survival & Ethics Grants Over Lunch Lecture

“Grants From the National Science Foundation,”

Diane Witt;

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

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Ahlam Saleh;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

HSLS Workshop


Carrie Iwema;

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

Japanese Theatre Workshop

“Walk the Walk & Talk the Talk Kyogen-Style: A Lecture, Demonstration & Workshop,”

Julie Iezzi, U of HI, Assembly Rm. WPU, 1-3:30 pm

2010 Bernard Fisher Lecture

“Clinical Implications of Breast Cancer Stem Cells,”

Max Wicha, U of MI;

aud. 5 & 6 Scaife; 3:30 pm

Bradford Campus Search Engine Optimization Lecture

“Getting Listed on Google,”

Josh Curcio, Protocol 80;

105 Swarts, UPB, 5-8 pm (to register: 1-800/872-1787)

ULS Concert


Cup & Chaucer, Hillman gr. fl., 6 pm

Thursday 25

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Damage Control & Hemostatic Resuscitation,” Andrew Peitzman;

“Tachydysrhythmias,” Rebecca McNutt, &

“Morbidity & Mortality,” Micha Campbell;

5th fl. classrm. A230 McKee Place, 9 am-noon

Bradford Campus Jazz Piano Performance

Ed Epstein;

KOA Speer Electronics Lobby, Blaisdell, UPB, 11:30 am (814/362-0248)

Endocrine Research Conference

“Neurotrophic Growth Factors in the Pancreas: An Overview & Perspective,”

Kathryn Albers;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

EOH Seminar

“Roles & Regulation of Arginases in Health & Disease,”

Sidney Morris, microbiology & molecular genetics;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Vitamin D, Vitamin D Binding Protein, PTH & Fracture in Multi-ethnic Women,”

Jane Cauley;

A115 Crabtree, noon

UCIS Asia Lecture

“Children’s Birth Registration in China: Practice, Problems & Policies,”

Yexia Zhang, Heinz fellow;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Survival & Ethics Careers Over Lunch Lecture

“Careers in Research Administration,”

Diane Witt;

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

Chemistry Lecture

“Manipulating MOFs by Postsynthetic Modification,”

Seth Cohen, U of San Diego;

102 Thaw, 2:30 pm

French & Italian Colloquium

“Readings on Diderot’s Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville,”

Lynn Festa, Rutgers;

602 CL, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Activity-Based Proteomics: Applications for Enzyme & Inhibitor Discovery,”

Ben Cravatt, Scripps Research Inst.;

157 Benedum, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Mars Exploration: 6 Years of Roving With Spirit & Opportunity,”

Wendy Calvin, U of NV-Reno;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

“Othello in the 21st Century,”

Ayanna Thompson;

G8 CL, 4:30 pm (4-5220)

UCIS Africa Film

“The Bible & the Gun”;

4130 Posvar, 5-7 pm (8-2058)

Greensburg Campus Film

“The Rape of Europa”;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 5:30 pm

History Lecture

“Race & the Management of US Labor,”

David Roediger;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm

Bradford Campus Improv Show

Pitt Improvers;

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

Friday 26

Board of Trustees Mtg.

Assembly Rm. WPU, 11:00 am

Faculty Development Lecture for Medical Educators

“Dissemination of Scholarly Work II: Med Ed Portal,” Gary Tabas;

lecture rm. 3 Scaife, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

501 CL, 12:10 pm

Film Studies Graduate Student Conference

“Thinking Inside the Box: Encounters, Clashes & Strange Symbioses”;

501 CL, registration 1:50-2 pm,

(also Feb. 27; for schedule:

French & Italian Lecture

“Humanity Without Feathers: Slavery, Sentimentality & the 18th-Century Origins of Humanitarian Sensibility,”

Lynn Festa, Rutgers;

602 CL, 2:30 pm

Honors Convocation

Provost James Maher, speaker;

Carnegie Music Hall, 3 pm

Music Lecture

“Composition, Improvisation & ‘Purified’ Musical Language,”

Anthony Coleman; 132 Music, 4 pm (4-4125)

UCIS Roundtable

“CERIS Readers Forum for Pitt Faculty,”

David Montgomery, anthropology;

4217 Posvar, 5:30-8 pm (rsvp:

Bradford Campus Seminar

“Natural Gas Drilling & Its Effect on Roads, Bridges & Other Municipal Concerns,”

Tim Ziegler, Ctr. for Dirt & Gravel Road Studies, & Scott Sjolander, Penn State Cooperative Ext.;

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg, UPB, 6-8 pm

Endocrine Conference

“Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Another Risk Factor for Diabetes in Adolescents?”

Tamara Hannon;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 pm

Saturday 27

Bradford Campus Info Session

Admissions office, 162 Swarts, UPB, 1 pm

(to register: 1-800/872-1787)

Music on the Edge Concert

Anthony Coleman & Lindsey Goodman;

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

Sunday 28

Greensburg Campus Joan Chambers Concert

PSU Chamber Singers;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 2:30 pm

Music Concert

Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra;

Bellefield aud., 7 pm


Monday 1

Sociology Culture & Politics Lecture

“Youth Empowerment Projects: How Good Ideas Can Turn Inside Out in Everyday Life,”

Nina Eliasoph, U of Southern CA;

2431 Posvar, noon

Women’s Basketball

Vs. St. John’s;

Petersen, 7 pm

Tuesday 2

Bradford Campus Reading

Kate Northrup, West Chester U;

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg, UPB, noon (814/362-0248)

Health Services Research Seminar

“Homelessness, Health & Access to Care: Evidence From a National Survey of Homeless Adults,”

Travis Baggett; 305 Parkvale, noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Integrated Analysis of Placental mRNA & microRNA,”

Yoel Sadovsky;

456 Salk, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“A Critical Reexamination of the Electrostatic Aharonov-Bohm Effect,”

Allan Walstad, UPJ/physics;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“Secrets of State: Brazil, Human Rights & the Regional Role of a Latin American World Power,”

Peter Kornbluh, Nat’l Security Archives;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7 pm

Wednesday 3

Collection for Haiti

“Have a Heart for Haiti: Put Your Unused Crutches, Canes, Walkers & Wheelchairs to Work Today!”;

drop off at GSPH 5th Ave. entrance, 9 am-7 pm (also March 4)

OACD-NIH Career Development Workshop

“General K Award Workshop,”

Mark Roberts;

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

History Lecture

“Talking With Fidel: The Secret History of US-Cuba Relations,”

Peter Kornbluh, Nat’l Security Archives;

3703 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm

Religious Studies Lecture

“Medieval Hebrew-French Wedding Songs: Expressions of Identity,”

Kirsten Fudeman;

2628 CL, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Microarray Data Analysis,”

Uma Chandran;

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

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Thursday 4

Alzheimer Disease Lecture

“Measuring Suffering in Persons With Alzheimer’s Disease,”

Richard Schulz, psychiatry;

S439 Montefiore, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Diabetes Prevention Update: What’s Happening in the Real World,”

Andrea Kriska, Kaye Kramer, Beth Venditti & Marquis Hawkins;

A115 Crabtree, noon

UCIS Asia Lecture

“South Koreans in the Debt Crisis: The Creation of a Neoliberal Welfare Society,”

Jesook Song, U of Toronto;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Iris Marion Young Award Lecture/Reception

“Visual Democracy,”

Linda Gordon, NYU;

20th Century Club, 3 pm (rsvp by Feb. 19: 4-6485)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

George Guthrie, DOE-NETL;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

Men’s Basketball

Vs. Providence;

Petersen, 9 pm

PhD Defenses


“Studies of Potential Energy Surfaces of Neutral, Protonated, Negatively Charged Water Clusters,”

Tae Hoon Choi;

Feb. 18, 325 Eberly, 9 am

SIS/Science & Technology

“Local Probability Distributions in Bayesian Networks: Knowledge Elicitation & Inference,”

Adam Zagorecki;

Feb. 25, 522 IS, 3-5 pm

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Medieval Manuscript Diagrams, Architectural Structures & Their Relationships,”

Karen Webb;

March 1, 104 FFA, 4:30-6 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Parallel Lives” & “The General of Hot Desire”;

Feb. 24-28, Henry Heymann Theatre, Wed.-Sat. 8 pm, Sat.-Sun. 2 pm (4-7529)


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

Audubon Exhibit

“Key West Dove,”

through March 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,”

through Feb. 26;

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

Law School Exhibit

“Negotiable Ambivalence,”

Michael Walter;

Barco Library, through May 28, 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


Johnstown Service to Community Award

Nominations due Feb. 19.

(forms: 814/269-2080 or

HP Faculty Grant Program

Applications due March 1.

(info & procedures:

UCIS  Int’l  Studies  Fund Competition

Applications due March 15.


Newman Award for Int’l Intergenerational Project Initiatives

Applications due March 26.

(info & form:

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 March 4-18. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Feb. 25 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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