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June 24, 2010


Thursday 24

Bradford Campus Workshop

“OSHA General Industry Training”;

Swarts, UPB, 8:30 am-1:30 pm (to register: 814/362-5078)

Faculty Development Lecture

“Interesting Cases From the Department of Diagnostic Sciences,”

Anitha Potluri & Joanne Prasad;

402 Salk, 12:30 pm

Developmental Biology Seminar

“Dynamic Analysis of Organogenesis: Let’s Start With the Heart,”

Rusty Lansford, Caltech;

9108 & 9109 Rangos, 1 pm

Friday 25

SBDC Workshop

“The 2nd Step: Developing a Business Plan”; Mervis, 7:30-10 am (to register: 8-1542)

General Internal Medicine Journal Club

“Systematic Review: Treatment Agreements & Urine Drug Testing to Reduce Opioid Misuse in Patients With Chronic Pain,”

Elizabeth Weinstein;

conf. rm. 933 West Montefiore, 10 am

Board of Trustees Mtg.

Assembly Rm. WPU, 10:15 am

WPIC Clinical Grand Rounds

“Psychiatric Emergency Intake Services,”

Jeremy Musher;

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

Faculty Development for Medical Educators Lecture

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

Gary Tabas;

lecture rm. 3 Scaife, noon

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Better Living Through Mechanical Signaling: Quantifying Factors in Matrix Homeostasis in the Intervertebral Disc,”

Gwendolyn Sowa, physical medicine & rehabilitation;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Board of Trustees Compensation Committee Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 2:30 pm

Oakland Farmers’ Market

Fridays through Nov. 19, Sennott St., 3:30-6:30 pm (412/683-6243)

Saturday 26

Bradford Campus Children’s Performance

“The Wizard of Oz,”

Missoula Children’s Theater Workshop;

Bromeley Family Theater, UPB, 2 pm (for tickets: 814/362-2522)

Tuesday 29

Sr. VC’s Laureate Lecture

“Redesigning Nature’s Poisons for Biomedicine & Biodefense,”

Ellen Vitetta, U of TX;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

ReSET Tobacco Research Panel Discussion

“Western PA Smoke-free Campus Initiatives,”

Nicholas Neupauer, BC3; Catherine Massey, SRU; Anita Barkin, CMU;

109 Parran, 3 pm

To view discussion live online:

Wednesday 30

Pathology Research Seminar

“Lung Cancer: From Bench to Bedside,” Sanja Dacic; 1104 Scaife, noon


Tuesday 6

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Wednesday 7

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Linda Hartman;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 9-10:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“Gene Regulation Resources,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

Thursday 8

Public Health Dynamics Lab Grand Opening

“Computational Public Health at Pitt & Beyond,”

Donald Burke, &

“Vision for the PHDL,”

John Grefenstette;

A115 Crabtree, 4:30-7 pm

PhD Defenses


“3 Essays on On-line Ratings & Auction Theory,”

Jonathan Lafky;

June 24, 4716 Posvar, 9 am


“Aid & Comfort to the Enemy: Int’l News Media, Cost Sensitivity & Interstate War,”

Arthur Maxwell;

June 24, 3200 Posvar, 2 pm

A&S/Biological Sciences

“Straightening Out the Mechanisms of Axial Elongation Using Mouse Mutant Analysis,”

Deborah Farkas;

June 28, A224 Langley, 1 pm

GSPH/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

“Novel Mechanisms of Resistance to HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase (RT) Inhibitors: Molecular & Clinical Characterization of Mutations in the Connection & RNase H Domains of RT,”

Jessica Brehm;

June 29, A115 Crabtree, 2 pm


“Estrogen Receptor-Beta Genotype, 7 Immunohistochemical Markers & Human Lung Cancer,”

Ji Young Song;

July 1, Suite 4C UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 1:30 pm

GSPH/Environmental & Occupational Health

“The Functionalization of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes With Biomolecules to Target Professional Phagocytes & Promote Biodegradation,”

Nagarjun Konduru;

July 2, 5th fl. conf. rm. Bridgeside Pt., 2 pm

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Exploring the Motivations, Attitudes, Beliefs & Intentions of Men Who Have Sex With Men for Acquiring Sex Partners,”

Charles Christen;

July 6, A115 Crabtree, 1:30 pm


“Effects of Regulatory Fit on Newcomer Innovation in Work-Teams,”

Thomas Hansen;

July 7, 4127 Sennott, 10 am

Education/Instruction & Learning

“An Exploration of the Development & Modification of Pre-service Elementary Teachers’ Mathematical Beliefs,”

Leah Shilling;

July 7, 5702 Posvar, 10 am


“The Wooden World Turned Upside Down: Naval Mutinies in the Age of Atlantic Revolution,”

Niklas Frykman;

July 8, 3703 Posvar, 10 am


PICT Pinter Play Reading

“Geography of a Horse Dreamer”;

June 28, Foster Memorial, 7 pm (412/561-6000)


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit

“Spotted Grous,” through July 5;

“White-crowned Pigeon,” July 6-19;

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

Hillman Library William Butler Yeats Exhibit

“W.B. Yeats: A Selection. First, Notable & Unique Editions by the Irish Poet & Playwright”;

through Aug. 13, cases outside 271 Hillman, reg. library hours (8-7715) & Special Collections Reading Rm. exhibition cases, M-F 9 am-4:45 pm


Engineering Sustainability Call for Papers

Abstracts due Oct. 25. (info: 4-9698 or

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of July 8-22. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on July 1 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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