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April 1, 2010


Thursday 1

Int’l Latin American Cultural Studies Conference

“Queer Cultural Geographies: Sexuality Studies & LGBT Activism in Latin America”;

WPU lower lounge, 9 am-5:30 pm

(through April 3;

Endocrine Research Conference

“Links Between Pancreatic Beta-Cell Function & Apoptosis,”

Jim Johnson;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“How Much Weight Should Obese Pregnant Women Gain to Optimize Birth Outcomes?”

Lisa Bodnar;

A115 Crabtree, noon

UCIS Asia Lecture

“Introduction to Library Resources & Services on Chinese Studies at the University of Pittsburgh,”

Xiuying Zou;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Slip Slidin’ Away: Dynamic Glaciers in a Warming World,”

Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Penn State;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

Greensburg Campus Film

“L’Age d’Or”;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 5:30 pm

Bradford Campus Improvers Show

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

Wm. Block Sr. Writer Presentation/Interview

“The Future of the Book,”

Sven Birkerts & Maud Newton;

G24 CL, 8:30 pm

Friday 2

GSPIA Wherrett Lecture

“Innovation & the Future of Local Government,”

James Svara, ASU;

U Club Ballrm. A, 9-10:30 am (8-2282)

Bradford Campus Transfer Student Open House

Admissions Office, Hanley, UPB, 10 am-3 pm

(to register: 814/362-7555)

East Asian Colloquium

“Why a Quaker Tutor for the Crown Prince? An Imperial Household’s Strategy to Save Emperor Hirohito in MacArthur’s Japan,”

Kaoru Hoshino;

4130 Posvar, noon

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Arteriovenous Malformations: Insights From Zebrafish,”

Beth Roman;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Music Lecture

“Reflections on Spent Time,”

Paul Lansky;

132 Music, 4 pm (4-4125)

UCIS Korean Film

“Treeless Mountain”;

4130 Posvar, 6 pm

Saturday 3

Music on the Edge Concert

Relâche Contemporary Music Ensemble;

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

Monday 5

Social Work Film

“What’s the Economy For, Anyway?”

John de Graaf & Dave Batker;

20th fl. conf. rm. CL, noon-1:30 pm

German/Film Studies Lecture

“The Window of Cinema: Time Frames, Perspective & the Cinematic Principle,”

John Davidson, OSU;

216 CL, 4:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“Environmental Crime in Brazil,”

Andrew Franz;

Village Hall, UPG, 7 pm

Tuesday 6

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Pathophysiology/Board Review

“Non-Neuroendocrine Tumors & Cysts of the Pancreas & Biliary Tree,”

Julie Holinga;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Tricia Connell;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 9:30-11 am

Magee-Womens Reproductive Physiology Seminar

“From Kiss to KNDy: Is a Single Set of Neurons the Final Common Pathway for Feedback Control of GnRH?”

Robert Goodman;

1st fl. conf. ctr., Magee, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“The VA Diabetes Telemonitoring (DiaTel) Study: Results at 6 & 12 Months,”

Roslyn Stone; 305 Parkvale, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“A Systems Biology View of Protein Kinase Signaling in Cancer: The Case for Synthetic Lethality in Optimizing Cancer Treatment,”

Michael Yaffe, MIT;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. D, noon

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Unsuspected Roles for Elastases in Health & Disease,”

Steven Shapiro, medicine;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Relieving the Burden of Mood Disorders: A Three-Decade Journey,”

Ellen Frank, psychiatry;

FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Human Security Lecture

“African Stories of Hope & Why They Matter for Sudan & Congo,”

John Prendergast, Enough Project;

1700 Posvar, 7 pm (8-7434)

Pitt Grad Student Composer Concert

“IonSound ‘Reduce, Renew, Recycle,’”

Bellefield aud., 7 pm (4-4125)

Wednesday 7

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

Religious Studies Lecture

“The Canaanite Woman Is Everyman,”

Nancy Klancher;

2628 CL, noon

CRSP Reed Smith Lecture

“Justice in America: The Separate Realities of Blacks & Whites,”

Jonathan Hurwitz, political science;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm (4-7382)

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Gender, Revolution & the Politics of Memory: The Case of Grenada,”

Shalini Puri, English;

2201 Posvar, noon

SAC Mtg.

532 Alumni, 12:15-2 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Gene Regulation Resources,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

CLAS Honors Day

Marla Ripoll, economics;

U Club ballrm., 4-6 pm

Thursday 8

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners & Advanced PowerPoint,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Blue, Gold & Green Sustainability Festival

WPU & Schenley Plaza, 10 am-6:30 pm

(also April 9, 9 am-2 pm;

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Open House

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

Alzheimer Disease Research Lecture

“Views of Study Participants in MCI & Dementia Studies: Perceived Benefits From Research Participation,”

C. Elizabeth Sarles & Amanda Hunsaker;

S439 ADRC Conf. Rm. Montefiore, noon

EOH Seminar

“Arsenic Enhanced Atherosclerosis: The Role of Liver X Receptor Inhibition,”

Koren Mann;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Tales From an EIS Officer: Foodborne Disease Surveillance & Outbreak Investigations at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention,”

Lee Harrison & Laura Bettencourt;

A115 Crabtree, noon

UCIS Asia Lecture

“The Art of Geisha: Constructing Feminine Identity & Social Class,”

Yuko Eguchi;

4130 Posvar, noon

Distinguished Intellectual Property Law Lecture

“The Expansion of Antidilution Law Beyond Trademark Law,”

Barton Beebe, NYU;

111 Barco, 3 pm (8-1400)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Biological Process Research for Wastewater Treatment & Water Quality in Estuaries,”

Willie Harper, civil & environmental engineering;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

Greensburg Campus Film

“Our City Dreams”;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 5:30 pm

Friday 9

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“Children’s Alcohol Use: Epidemiology & Development,”

John Donovan;

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

GI Grand Rounds

“Biophotonics Approach for Cancer Detection & Screening,”

Yang Liu;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, noon

Medicine Lecture

“Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation,”

Patricia Benner;

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

African Studies Award Ceremony

U Club, 1-3 pm (8-2058)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“The Paradoxes of Sensory Representation,”

Catherine Wilson, U of Aberdeen;

817R CL, 3:30 pm

Indonesian Pop Music Concert

“Dangdut Diva Ikke Nurjanah & the Dangdut Cowboys”;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Saturday 10

Holistic Medicine Workshop

9 am-3:45 pm, Herberman Conf. Ctr., UPMC Shadyside; keynote:

“Optimal Healing Environment: The Natural Next Step,”

Wayne Jonas, Georgetown, noon  (412/623-2248)

Dental Med Dean’s Scholarship Ball

Heinz History Ctr., 6:30-11 pm

Gamelan Ensemble Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Newton & Empiricism Conference

Lisa Downing, Ohio State;

817R CL (also April 11; 4-1052)

Sunday 11

Heinz Chapel Choir Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (4-4125)

IonSound Project Performance


Bellefield aud., 7 pm

Monday 12

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Patricia Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 11 am-1 pm

Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Bayer Lecture

“Adhesion & Friction in Everyday Life,”

Jacob Israelachvili, UC-Santa Barbara;

1175 Benedum, 5 pm

Tuesday 13

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Pathophysiology/Board Review

“Infections of the Biliary System Including HIV-Related Infections,”

Ari Wiesen;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Bayer Lecture

“Non-Equilibrium, Time- & History-Dependent Interactions in Biological Systems,”

Jacob Israelachvili, UC-Santa Barbara;

1175 Benedum, 9:30 am

Basic & Translational Research in Lung Disease Seminar

“Alveolar Epithelial Cell Plasticity: Role of EMT in Pulmonary Fibrosis,”

Zea Borok;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Integrating the Treatment for Depression & Cardiovascular Disease Among Older Primary Care Patients,”

Hillary Bogner;

305 Parkvale, noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Salivary Gland-Based Gene Therapy,”

Michael Passineau;

456 Salk, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Seminar

“Adoptive Cell Transfer Therapy: The Genie Out of the Bottle?”

Carl June, Penn;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. D, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Questioning Einstein Dilation of Unstable Quanton Lifetimes,”

Gordon Fleming, Penn State;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Global Health Film

“For the Love of Water”;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30-5:30 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Tracking Membrane Proteins in Living Cells Using FAP-based Biosensors,”

Jonathan Jarvik, CMU;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Bradford Campus Lecture

“Europe in the Shadow of the Crescent: The Turkish Invasions of the 16th & 17th Centuries,”

Marvin Thomas;

Rice Aud., Fisher, UPB, 8 pm

Wednesday 14

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Current Treatment for Chronic Graft-vs-Host Disease,”

Mary Dantas Flowers;

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

Pathology Seminar

“Central Proteoglycan Roles in Cancer & Angiogenesis,”

Renato Iozzo;

1105AB Scaife, noon

Raymond R. Webb Jr. Social Work Lecture

“International Higher Education Partnerships for Place-Based Community Development: Lessons From a Social Work Education Partnership in Ethiopia,”

Alice Butterfield, U of IL-Chicago;

2017 CL, noon (4-6304)

Education Lecture

“The Emerging Model of Scientific Publications in Latin America,”

Jorge Delgado;

4130 Posvar, noon (4-2918)

HSLS Workshop

“Protein Sequence Analysis,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

CLAS Lecture

“New Courts for New Democracies: Judicial Changes in Latin America From 1975 to 2009,”

Daniel Brinks, Notre Dame;

4500 Posvar, 1:45 pm

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,”

Sandra El-Hachem, Kofi Clarke, Priya Roy & Su Min Cho;

1104 conf. ctr. Scaife, 5-6:15 pm

ULS Concert

The Wreckids;

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

Thursday 15

Epidemiology Seminar

“Natural History of Genetic Risk Variants for Psychotic Disorders in Oceanic Palau: Copy Number Variants & Haplotypes,”

Gale Richardson & Nadine Melham;

A115 Crabtree, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“May We Suggest Something in a Gene…? Sensors, Database Ads & Other PubMed Discovery Features,”

Patricia Weiss;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Neurology Seminar

“Genetic Analysis of Neurodegeneration in Drosophila,”

Mel Feany;

120 Starzl BST South, 3 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“High Resolution Chronology of the Early Solar System: New Constraints From Recent Advances in Mass Spectrometry,”

Meenakshi Wadhwa, ASU;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

UCIS Workshop

“How to Teach the European Union in 45 Minutes,”

Melissa Parker;

4130 Posvar, 5-8 pm (to register: 412/471-7852)

Poetry Reading

“An Evening of Poetry,”

Lynn Emanuel & Bob Hicok;

FFA aud., 7 pm

Jazz Ensemble Concert

WPU Assembly Rm., 8 pm (4-4187)

PhD Defenses


“From Spectrum to Beam in Iraq Organizational Adaptation: Combat, Stability & Beyond,”

Chad Serena;

April 2, Ridgway Ctr., Posvar, 10 am

SIS/Information Science & Technology

“Influence of Motivation on Wayfinding,”

Samvith Srinivas;

April 2, 522 IS, 10 am


“Impact of Lifestyle Factors on Vascular Aging,”

Kelly Lloyd;

April 2, 5th fl. conf. rm. 130 N. Bellefield, noon


“Appropriating Apocalyptic: Paul Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics & the Discourse of Mark 13,”

Peter deVries;

April 2, 2628 CL, 2:30 pm


“Mortuary Art in the Northern Zhu China (557-581 CE): Visualization of Class, Role & Cultural Identity,”

Jui-man Wu;

April 2, 104 FFA, 3 pm

Medicine/Computational Biology

“Meta-Analysis for Pathway Enrichment Analysis & Biomarker Detection When Combining Multiple Genomic Studies,”

Kui Shen;

April 5, 3073 BST3, 9:30 am


“Cardiac Reconstruction With Organ Specific Extracellular Matrix,”

John Wainwright;

April 5, Joseph C. Glorioso Conf. Ctr. Bridgeside Pt. 2, 2 pm

GSPH/Environmental & Occupational Health

“Novel Roles of Thrombospondin-1 in Vascular Physiology & Disease,”

Eileen Bauer;

April 7, 5th fl. conf. rm. Bridgeside Pt., 2 pm

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology

“Influence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Glycoprotein B on Viral Pathogenicity & the CD8+ T Cell Response,”

Srividya Ramachandran;

April 7, S120 BST, 2 pm


“Early Life Experience Alters Stress-Related Brain Circuits: Effects of Repeated Brief Postnatal Maternal Separation on Central Autonomic Pathways,”

Layla Banihashemi;

April 8, A219B Langley, 9 am

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Writing the Earth, Writing the Nation: Latin American Narrative & the Language of Geography,”

Aarti Madan;

April 8, 1528 CL, 10 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Effects of 8-Week Nonlinear Periodized Training Program on Physical Fitness & Contributors of Functional Knee Joint Stability in 101st Division Army Soldiers,”

Takashi Nagai;

April 8, 4060 Forbes Tower, 11 am

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology

“Humoral Immunity to the Opportunistic Pathogen, Pneumocystis, in a Simian Model of HIV Infection,”

Heather Kling;

April 8, 1104 Scaife conf. ctr., 2:30 pm

SIS/Information Science & Technology

“Ontology Mapping Neural Network: An Approach to Learning & Inferring Correspondences Among Ontologies,”

Yefei Peng;

April 9, 501 IS, 10 am-noon

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“La letra hereje. Iglesia, fe y religiosidad en la literatura mexicana contemporánea,”

Gerardo Gómez-Michel;

April 9, 1528 CL, noon-2 pm

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“Soldiers Marching Down the Garden Path: Comprehension of Complex Language in Veterans With mTBI,”

Hallie Mintz;

April 9, 4014 Forbes Tower, 1 pm

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“The Role of Prosodic Stress & Speech Perturbation on the Temporal Synchronization of Speech & Deictic Gestures,”

Heather Leavy Rusiewicz;

April 12, 5081 Forbes Tower, 8:30 am


“Statistical Methods for Genotyping Assay Data,”

Soo Yeon Cheong;

April 13, 308 Parran, 1:30 pm

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Cuerpos en el límite: nuevos espacios y experiencias de marginalidad en la narrativa latinoamericana actual,”

Lucia Herrera-Montero;

April 13, 1528 CL, 4-6 pm

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Understanding Racial Disparities in Low Birthweight in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The Role of Area-level Socioeconomic Position & Individual-level Factors,”

Donna Almario Doebler;

April 15, 109 Parran, 9-11 am

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Borroneando y chachareando: modos siniestros de po-etizar,”

Raquel Alfaro;

April 15, 1528 CL, 10 am-noon

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Role of the a4-containing GABA A Receptors in Anesthetic & Ethanol Antagonist Effects: Insights From a Global Knockout Mouse Model,” Sangeetha Iyer;

April 15, 1395 BST, noon


Pitt Repertory Theatre


through April 3, CL Studio Theatre;

(for performance times/tickets: 4-7529)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“The Electronic Negro”;

April 1-17, 7th fl. aud. Alumni, Th-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. matinee 4 pm, Sat. matinee 1 pm, Th matinee 11 am


Bradford Campus Performance

“Macbeth Project”;

Studio Theatre, Blaisdell, UPB, April 8-10 at 7:30 pm, April 11 at 2 pm (814/362-5113)


Bradford Campus

“Affairs of the Art”;

KOA, Blaisdell, UPB, through April 9, M-F 9 am-4:30 pm (814/362-5113)

Law School

“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

Studio Arts Student Exhibit

FFA Gallery, through May 1, M-F 10 am-4 pm,

“Artist Talks in the Gallery” April 14, noon (8-2430)


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

Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Due April 15.

(info: or 3-2828)

Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award

Submit nominations by May 3 to the Office of the University Senate, 1234 CL.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include events of April 15-29. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on April 8 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


The University Times events calendar includes Pitt-sponsored events as well as non-Pitt events held on a Pitt campus. Each events calendar covers a two-week period; material must be submitted one week prior to publication.

For deadlines, see the current publication schedule.

Information submitted for the calendar 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 should be included. Information should be sent 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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