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July 8, 2010


Thursday 8

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“RSI Lecture,” Bob Frank; “Surgical Airway & Airway Gadgets,” Adam Yates; “Pediatric Airways,” Chris King, & “Difficult Airway Case Scenarios,” Adam Yates; 5th fl. classrm. A 230 McKee Pl., 8 am-noon

Public Health Dynamics Lab Opening

“Computational Public Health at Pitt & Beyond,”

Donald Burke, &

“Vision for the PHDL,”

John Grefenstette;

A115 Crabtree, 4:30-7 pm

Friday 9

General Internal Medicine Journal Club

“Effectiveness of Sensor-Augmented Insulin-Pump Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes,” Jamie Stern;

conf. rm. 933 W. Montefiore, 10 am

Tuesday 13

Bradford Campus Master of Social Work Info Session

162 Swarts, UPB, 6 pm

Wednesday 14

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners & Advanced PowerPoint,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-2 pm

SAC Meeting

WPU lower lounge, 12:15 pm

Thursday 15

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“1st Hour Care of the Diabetic Foot,”

Dane Wukich;

“Mortality & Morbidity/Case Conference,”

Bruce Rosenthal;

“Core Content,”

Gary Pollock, &

“Potpourri Q&A,”

Adam Yates;

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

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“My NCBI: A PubMed Tool to Save You Time,”

Charles Wessel;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Friday 16

SBDC Workshop

“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;

Mervis, 7:30-10 am

(to register: 8-1542)

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Endosomal Functions of Secreted Proteinases in Cancer Progression,”

A. McGarry Houghton, medicine;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Music Dept. Concert

Music inspired by African-American song & dance, Steven Mayer, piano; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4100)

Saturday 17

Greensburg Campus Open House

Campana Chapel, UPG, 9:30 am

(to register: 724/836-9880)

Monday 19

TIES Informational Luncheon for Cancer Researchers

“Text Information Extraction System: A New Tool for Research”;

M3901 Presby South, 11 am

(to register:

Translational Neuroscience Seminar

“Cortical Development, Neuropsychiatry & Mouse Model Systems,”

Hanna Stevens;

1695 Starzl BST, noon

Wednesday 21

HSLS Workshop

“Bioinformatics for Proteomics Studies,”

Tamanna Sultana;

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

Bachelor of Philosophy Defense

“A Recent Pollution History of Mygdonian Basin in Northern Greece,”

Allyson Tessin, geology & environmental studies;

214 SRCC, 2 pm

Thursday 22

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds


Bob Hickey;

“Pediatric GI Specialty Care,”

Laura Gorham;

“CT Scans in Children: Necessary or Not?”

Marty Hellman, &

“Acute Evaluation of Abnormal Gait in Children,”

Mio Manole;

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

PhD Defenses


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

Niklas Frykman;

July 8, 3703 Posvar, 10 am


“The Assessment of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Relation to the Built Environment & Race,”

Vanisha Brown;

July 8, 5th fl. conf. rm. Crabtree, 2 pm


“Analyzing Survival Data for Sequentially Randomized Designs,”

Xinyu Tang;

July 9, 109 Parran, 1 pm

SHRS/Physical Therapy

“Measuring Perceived Change in Mobility & Balance in Older Adults: A Mixed-Methods Approach,”

Elizabeth Hile;

July 13, 4060 Forbes Tower, 1 pm

Education/Health & Physical Activity

“Role of Regular Exercise in the Treatment of Abdominal Obesity in Adolescent Boys,”

Yoon-Myung Kim;

July 14, Petersen conf. rm., 9 am


“Constructive Remodeling of Biologic Scaffolds: A Phenomenon Associated With Scaffold Characteristics & Distinctive Macrophage Phenotypes,”

Bryan Brown;

July 14, 4th fl. conf. rm. Bridgeside Pt. 2, 1 pm

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Gender Equity in Access to Higher Education in Mongolia,”

Enkhjargal Adiya;

July 15, 5702 Posvar, 10 am


“MRI Measures of Brain Integrity & Their Relation to Processing Speed in the Elderly,”

Vijay Venkatraman;

July 19, 244 Sterling Plaza, 9 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“The Impact of Participation in Crimson Connections at Indiana U of PA on Student Academic Success & Retention,”

Michele Norwood;

July 19, 4321 Posvar, 10 am


“Preclinical Biocompatibility Assessment of Pediatric Ventricular Assist Devices,”

Carl Johnson;

July 19, 2nd fl. conf. rm. McGowan Inst., 2 pm


“3 Essays on Information Transmission in Asymmetric Information Games,”

Yeol Yong Sung;

July 19, 4716 Posvar, 3 pm

SIS/Telecommunications & Networking

“Crosslayer Survivability in Overlay-IP-WDM Networks,”

Peera Pacharintanakul;

July 20, 522 IS, 10 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology

“Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines Following Acute Spinal Cord Injury,”

Laura McClure;

July 20, 5047 Forbes Tower, 3 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Search for 2nd-Generation Scalar Leptoquark Pairs With the ATLAS Detector,” Shanti Wendler;

July 21, 318 Allen, 11 am


“Novel Carbon Nanomaterials: Synthesis & Applications,”

Brett Allen;

July 21, 307 Eberly, 1 pm

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Identity Work & Sensemaking by Faculty Approaching Tenure,”

Georgeanna Robinson;

July 21, 2500 Posvar, 1 pm


“Functional Tissue Engineering of the Healing Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Combined Experimental & Computational Approach,”

Matthew Fisher;

July 21, 2nd fl. conf. rm., 300 Technology Dr., 3 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Ultrafast Carrier & Lattice Dynamics Studies in GaAs With Intense Optical Excitation,”

Amlan Kumar Basak;

July 22, 319 Allen, 10 am


PICT Pinter Play Reading

“The Ruffian on the Stair”;

July 12, Foster Memorial, 7 pm (412/561-6000)


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit

“White-crowned Pigeon,” through July 19;

“Orange-crowned Warbler,” July 20-Aug. 2;

Hillman Library ground fl. exhibit 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. exhibit 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 22-Sept. 2. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on July 15 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


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