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April 15, 2010


Thursday 15

EOH Seminar

“Protein Quality Control & Conformational Disease in Yeast Model Systems,”

Jeffrey Brodsky;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon

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, 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

Lynn Emanuel & Bob Hicok;

FFA aud., 7 pm

Jazz Ensemble Concert

With Claudio Roditi, Brazilian trumpeter;

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

Friday 16

SBDC Workshop

“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”; Mervis, 7:30-10 am

(to register: 8-1542)

Medical Ethics Update

“The President’s Council White Paper: Where Do We Go From Here?”;

lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 8 am-noon, & S100A, S120 & S123BST, 1-3:15 pm (8-7120)

Endocrine Conference

“Hirsutism & Laser Hair Removal,”

Samantha Demauro;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

Trustees Executive Committee Meeting

2700 Posvar, 10 am

Asian Studies Symposium

“Minority Groups & State Authorities: Comparisons & Cases From Taiwan & the PRC,”

Andrew Strathern & Pamela Stewart;

WPU Dining Rm. A, 10 am-4:30 pm

(also April 17, 10 am-noon; 8-7370)

WPIC Clinical Grand Rounds

“Psychiatric Emergency Intake Services,”

Jeremy Musher;

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

Medical Ed Grand Rounds

“Narrative, Reflection & the Fostering of Empathy in Medical Education,”

Arno Kumagai, U of MI;

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

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“Advanced Cardiopulmonary Support Systems in Pulmonary Graft Dysfunction UPMC Experience,”

Christian Bermudez;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Lecture

“Dental Photography: Shooting Digital,”

Ali Seyedain; 2148 Salk, 1-4 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

“Truth, Self-Evidence & the Colonial Question (ca. 1500),”

Gonzalo Lamana;

501 CL, 3 pm (4-5220)

Music Lecture

“Essentialism, Orientalism & Musical Identity in Goldmark’s ‘Queen of Sheba,’”

David Brodbeck, UC-Irvine;

132 Music, 4 pm (4-4125)

Brazilian Festival


1st fl. galleria Posvar, 6 pm

African Music & Dance Ensemble

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (412/394-3353)

Saturday 17

Additional instructional time for Tuesday classes due to February weather-related closing of University.

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Conference

“Local Anesthetics for the Dental Hygienist, Part 1,”

Sean Boynes & Paul Moore;

2148 Salk, 7:30 am-5 pm (also April 18)

Johnstown Campus Undergrad Psychology Conference

Blackington, UPJ, 9 am (814/269-7293)

Pitt Men’s Glee Club Concert

1st Baptist Church, 159 N. Bellefield, 8 pm (412/394-3353)

Sunday 18

Women’s Choral Ensemble Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 19

Auditory Research Seminar

“Expanding Horizons of the Anticonvulsant Drug Development Program: Novel Approaches in Search of Cures for Epilepsy,”

Karen Wilcox;

boardrm. 520 E&EI, noon

Tuesday 20

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Journal Club

“Time Dependent Analysis,”

Matthew Rockacy & Dhiraj Yadav;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Office of Research/NCURA Broadcast Workshop

“Managing Financial Requirements of Awards”;

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

Basic & Translational Research in Lung Diseases Lecture

“TREM-1 in ALI & Sepsis,”

Ruxana Sadikot;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

CVR Seminar

“Chemokine-driven Inflammation During Pathogenic SIV Infection,”

Todd Reinhart;

6014 BST3, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Developing More Effective Anti-Smoking Public Service Announcements Using an Intensive Laboratory-Based Approach,”

William Shadel;

305 Parkvale, noon

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

United Cerebral Palsy, 4638 Centre Ave., noon-2 pm

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“HTLV-1 & Cellular Transformation: Insights After 30 Years of Virus Discovery,”

Kuan-The Jeang, NIH;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. D, noon

M&MG Seminar

“Regulation of Inflammation & Fibrosis During Chronic Infection,”

Thomas Wynn;

1295 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 21

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Recurrent Prostate Cancer,”

Anna Ferrari;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“Plasticity & Specificity of Intracellular Signaling Circuitry,”

Anning Lin, U of Chicago;

1105AB Scaife, noon

Sr. VC Laureate Lecture

“The Old Man & the Membrane,”

H. Ronald Kaback;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Sequence Similarity Searching,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

History Colloquium

“From Judeo-Bolshevism to the Judeo-Christian Tradition: Christianity & Anti-Communist Politics in Postwar Europe,”

Paul Hanebrink, Rutgers;

3703 Posvar, 2-4 pm

Limbach Lecture

“University-Industry Partnerships: Why They Matter & How to Maximize Collaborative Value,”

Anthony Boccanfuso, Nat’l Academy of Science;

S123 Starzl BST, 4-6 pm

Pitt Symphony Orchestra

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Thursday 22

Joshua Cooper Ramo will lecture on “The Age of the Unthinkable: A New Model for Thinking About & Thriving in an Unstable World”at 7 pm April 22 on the Johnstown campus.

Joshua Cooper Ramo will lecture on “The Age of the Unthinkable: A New Model for Thinking About & Thriving in an Unstable World”at 7 pm April 22 on the Johnstown campus.

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Ectopic Pregnancy,”

Linda Morrison;

“Tick, Tock, Shock: Implanted Cardiac Devices,”

Vincent Mosesso;

“X-ray Eascinomas From the Pediatric Emergency Department,”

Chris King;

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

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“CASE: Crossover Study of Injuries to Wheelchair Users,”

Thomas Songer;

A115 Crabtree, noon

GSPIA Seminar

“Nonprofit Organizations & Social Impact: Social Return on Investment Capstone Seminar Presentation,”

Sabina Deitrick, Tracy Soska & Kathryn Collins;

441 Smithfield St., Downtown, noon-1:30 pm (rsvp:

Norman J. & Alice Chapman Rubash Law/Social Work Lecture

“2nd Chances: 2nd Chance Act & Barriers to Re-entry,”

Roberta Meyers-Peeples, Nat’l HIRE Network;

Teplitz Mem. Courtrm., Barco, noon

OACD Professional Development Lecture

“Capitalizing on NIH Funding: Opportunities for Early-Stage Investigators,”

Nancy Desmond;

S120 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Application of a Super-Resolution Algorithm to Earth & Mars Data,”

Christopher Hughes;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

Johnstown Campus Lecture

“The Age of the Unthinkable: A New Model for Thinking About & Thriving in an Unstable World,”

Joshua Cooper Ramo;

J. Irving Whalley Memorial, UPJ, 7 pm

Friday 23

• Last day for undergrad day classes.

WPIC Clinical Grand Rounds

“Mood Disorders & Adult Services,”

Jack Cahalane & Kurt Ackerman;

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

C. C. Li Memorial Lecture

“Genetic Variants & Personalized Medicine,”

Daniel Weeks, human genetics & biostatistics;

A115 Crabtree, noon

GI Research Rounds

“New Insights Into the Molecular Action of Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF/HGFR) in Tissue Growth & Homeostasis,”

Reza Zarnegar;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, noon

Jay L. Foster Community Lecture in Alzheimer’s Disease

“Care of Dementia Patients With Late-Stage Disease,”

Peter Rabins, Johns Hopkins;

Rodef Shalom, 5905 5th Ave., 1-3 pm

PICT Symposium

“Stephen Foster in American Cultural History”;

Heymann Theatre, Foster Mem., 1-5 pm (also April 24, 9 am-5 pm)

Saturday 24

• Reading day;

CGS, Saturday, graduate & evening classes continue to meet through May 1.

Dental Medicine Continuing Ed Lecture

“Dental Implants: What I Have Learned in 25 Years!”

Steve Kukunas;

2148 Salk, 8:30 am-4 pm

Bradford Campus Info Session

162 Swarts, UPB, 1 pm (814/362-7555)

Monday 26

• Final exam period for all undergrad day classes.

Human Resources Benefits Fair

WPU lower lounge, noon-3 pm (also April 27)

Tuesday 27

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Pathophysiology/Board Review

“Infections of the Liver Including HIV-Related Infections,”

David Brokl;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Health Services Research Seminar

“Understanding Adult Vaccination in Urban, Lower-Socioeconomic Settings: Influence of Physician & Prevention Systems,”

Tricia Nowalk;

305 Parkvale, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Breast Cancer Stem Cells as Tools for Drug Discovery,”

Edward Prochownik, pediatrics;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. D, noon

M&MG Seminar

“X/Autosomal Differences in Meiotic Chromosome Behavior,”

Judith Yanowitz;

503 Bridgeside Pt. 2, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Making Sense of Skin: Regulating Keratinocyte Differentiation & Survival,”

Richard Eckert, U of MD;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

ReSET Tobacco Research Seminar

“The Impact of Smoking Cessation & Stimulant Treatment on Stimulant Dependence Outcomes,”

Antoine Douaihy, psychiatry; 109 Parran, 3:30 pm


Wednesday 28

HSLS Workshop

“Cancer Informatics,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

GI Grand Rounds

“MEN 1 & Zolinger-Ellison Syndrome: A Surgeon’s Perspective,”

Sally Carty;

1104 Scaife, 5-6:15 pm

Thursday 29

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners,” Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Human Resources Benefits Fair

1105ABC Scaife, noon-3 pm

Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

“Future Challenges & Opportunities in Global Health & Infectious Diseases,”

King Holmes, U of WA;

G23 aud. GSPH, 4 pm

Bradford Campus Performance


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

PhD Defenses

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 Starzl BST, noon

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“What Did They Say in the Hall of the Dead? Language & Identity in the Cerro Maravilla Hearings,”

Germán Negrón Rivera;

April 16, 1528 CL, noon


“The Dialectics of Identity & Resistance Among Dalits in Nepal,”

Sambriddhi Kharel;

April 16, 2400 Posvar, 2 pm


“Topics in Statistical Methods for Human Gene Mapping,”

Chia-Ling Kuo;

April 16, 308 Parran, 2 pm


“The Development of Nonverbal Communication in the Preadolescent Period,”

Erin Koterba;

April 19, 4127 Sennott, 9 am


“Electrochemical Studies of Nanoscale Objects: Proteins & Inorganic Nanoparticles,”

Lei Wang; April 19, 307 Eberly, 2 pm


“The Politicization of the Malian Civil Service in the Context of Democratization,”

Marietou Macalou;

April 20, 3200 Posvar, 3 pm

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Between the Empires: Martí, Rizal & the Rise of Global Resistance,”

Koichi Hagimoto;

April 21, 1528 CL, 2:30 pm


“The Association Between Genetic Variants, Body Composition & High Blood Pressure in Afro-Caribbean Men From Tobago,”

Tracey Beason;

April 22, 470 Cancer Pavilion, 9:30 am


“Developing Technological Fluency Through Creative Robotics,”

Debra Bernstein;

April 23, 9th fl. aud. LRDC, noon


“Riding the Wave: An Integrated Model of Merger & Acquisition Patterns,”

Jason Park; April 28, 102 Mervis, 10 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“The Effect of NCLB on State Board & Local School Board Relations: A Pennsylvania Example,”

Joseph Dietrich;

April 28, 4321 Posvar, 1 pm


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“The Electronic Negro” & “Sister Son/ji”;

through April 17, 7th fl. aud., Alumni (for times:

PICT Play Reading


April 26, Foster Memorial, 7 pm (412/561-6000)

PICT Music Drama

“Beautiful Dreamers”;

through May 1, Charity Randall, Foster Memorial (for times:


Greensburg Campus Performance/Exhibit

“In Search of Neverland”;

Powers aud. & lobby, UPG, April 17, 1-4 pm


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 (8-2430)


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. (8-7860)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of April 29-May 13. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on April 22 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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