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September 2, 2010


Thursday 2

Epidemiology Lecture

“Computational Modeling Can Provide Policy Insights That Traditional Observational Epidemiology Cannot,”

Donald Burke & Mark Roberts;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Mental Health Lecture

Darby Penney;

FFA aud., 7 pm (412/661-7860)

Monday 6

• University closed in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday 7

GI Lecture

“Palliative & Supportive Care: What Is It? What Does It Add?”

Robert Arnold;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Novel Insights Into the Pathobiology of Sepsis-Induced Acute Lung Injury,”

Rama Mallampalli;

520 E&EI, 11 am

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Epigenetics & Breast Cancer,”

Nancy Davidson;

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

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

U Club Ballrm. A, 3 pm

Mental Health Film

“King of Hearts”;

FFA aud., 7 pm (412/661-7860)

Wednesday 8

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Current Recommendations & Long-Term Outcome of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip,”

James Roach, pediatrics;

LHAS Aud., 7th fl. main level MUH, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Management of EGFR Inhibitors Induced Cutaneous Toxicity,”

Larisa Geskin;

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

SAC Mtg.

532 Alumni, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Locating Protein Information,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

Bradford Campus Workshop

“Business Etiquette for the Business Professional,”

Jonna Martin;

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg, UPB, 2:30-4:30 pm (814/362-5078)

Thursday 9

GI Lecture

“Navigating & Surviving UPMC’s Electronic Health Record,”

Michael Dunn;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“HIV in Russia,”

Linda Frank;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Tree-Ring Stable Isotopes & Historical Perspectives on Pollution,”

Martine Savard, Geological Survey of Canada;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Mental Health Lecture

Matthew Murray;

FFA aud., 7 pm (412/661-7860)

Friday 10

• Fall term add/drop period ends.

SBDC Workshop

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

Mervis, 7:30-10 am (to register: 8-1542)

Philosophy of Science Workshop

“Scientific Achievement: Progress & Problems”;

817 CL, 1 pm

(also Sept. 11 at 8 am; details:; register: 4-3879)

Saturday 11

Football Vs. NH;

Heinz Field, 1 pm

Monday 13

Physics & Astronomy Lecture

“The Lorentz Transformation: Simplification Through Complexification,”

Ted Newman;

102 Thaw, 4:30 pm

Bradford Campus Workshop

“Landscape Painting in Oils,”

Cindy Nowacki;

1st fl. Seneca, UPB, 6-9 pm (also Sept. 14; 800/872-1787)

Tuesday 14

GI Lecture

“Fellows’ Orientation to Grand Rounds, Tuesday Morning Education Program & GI Pathology Conferences,”

Toby Graham & Kofi Clarke;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“A New Layer of Regulation in the Secretory Pathway,”

Ben Glick;

E&EI 5th fl. boardrm., 11 am

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“A Chemical Biology Approach to Study the Regulation of Nuclear Receptor PXR,”

Taosheng Chen;

456 Salk, noon

Sr. VC Laureate Lecture

“Pervasive Multidimensional Regulation of the Post-Transcriptional Lives of mRNAs,”

Patrick Brown;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Select Bisphenols Define a New Class of Inhibitors of Polyomavirus Replication,”

Sandlin Seguin;

“Evaluation of EGFR Gene Amplification Status, mRNA, Protein & Phosphoprotein Levels of Expression in Head & Neck Cancer Patient Tissues,”

Sarah Wheeler;

“Effects of TMEM16A Expression on Motility & Metastasis of Epithelial Tumor Cell Lines,”

Daniel Shiwarski;

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

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Optimalization in Nature,”

Nicholas Rescher;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Jill Foust; Falk Library classrm. 1, 1-2:30 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Nox Inihibitor Development: A Multi-Strategic Approach to Taming the Vascular Adventitia,”

Patrick Pagano;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Panther Bowling League


5:30 pm (weekly; 412/586-2075)

Mental Health Film

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”;

FFA aud., 7 pm (412/661-7860)

Wednesday 15

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Barrett Woods;

LHAS aud., 7th fl. main level MUH, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“An Aromatase Inhibitor: A Two-Sided Coin,”

GJ van Londen;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. C, 8 am

Pathology Seminar

“Chemotherapeutic Targeting of Immune Regulators in the Tumor Microenvironment,”

Michael Shurin;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Locating Gene-centric Information,”

Carrie Iwema;

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

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Asian Studies Reception

WPU lower lounge, 3:30-5 pm

OED Limbach Lecture

“IP Licensing: What Pharma Wants,”

Robert Lewis;

S123 Starzl BST, 4 pm

Thursday 16

GSPIA Conference

“Violent Armed Groups: A Global Challenge”;

U Club Ballrm. B, 9 am-9 pm

(to register:

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Molecular Mechanisms of Endocytic Membrane Traffic,”

Stephen Harrison;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Screening for Prostate Cancer: Good Public Health Policy,”

Joel Weissfeld;

A115 Crabtree, noon

ADRC Lecture

“Treating Heart Disease in Medicare Beneficiaries With Dementia: Secondary Chemoprevention in the Context of Life-Limiting Disease,”

Nicole Fowler, medicine;

S439 ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Academic Career Development Workshop

“Maximizing Your Postdoc Success: An Orientation to a Full Academic & Social Life in Pittsburgh,”

Arthur Levine;

S100 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Geochemical Characterization of Groundwater Flow Processes in a Large Patterned Peatland,”

Soumitri Sarkar, Pitt Environmental Law Clinic;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Endocrine Pituitary Conference

“Pituitary Clinical Case Presentation,”

Marilyn Augustine;

neurosurgery conf. rm. Presby, 5 pm

Mental Health Lecture

Robert Whitaker;

FFA aud., 7 pm (412/661-7860)

PhD Defenses

SIS/Telecommunications & Networking

“Secure Connectivity Through Key Predistribution Under Jamming Attacks in Ad Hoc & Sensor Networks,”

Korporn Panyim;

Sept. 2, 522 IS, 10 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Ultrafast Dynamics in Semiconductor Devices,”

Botao Zhang;

Sept. 2, 319 Allen, 10:30 am

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology

“Epigenetic Regulation of Quiescent Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Gene Expression,”

Michael Ferenczy;

Sept. 3, S120  Starzl BST, 1 pm


“Is Turkey Realigning? A 3-Dimensional Investigation of Turkish-Iranian Security Rapprochement During the Erdogan Administration,”

Behsat Ekici;

Sept. 6, Ridgway Ctr. Posvar, 10 am

SIS/Telecommunications & Networking

“Adaptive Visualization for Focused Personalized Information Retrieval,”

Jae-Wook Ahn;

Sept. 8, 522 IS, 9:30 am


“Screen Combat: Recreating World War II in American Film and Media,”

Tanine Allison;

Sept. 8, 526 CL, noon


“Open-Source Simulation Experiment Platform for Evaluating Clinical Trial Designs, With Applications to Phase I Dose-Finding Clinical Trials,”

Yuanyuan Wang;

Sept. 9, 308 Parran, 1:15 pm


“Reason’s Self-Actualization: An Essay on Self-Consciousness and Rational Agency,”

Joshua Stuchlik;

Sept. 9, 1001D CL, 3 pm


“Making Difficult Health Decisions: A Motivated Decision Processing Model,”

Laura Zajac;

Sept. 13, 4127 Sennott, 3 pm


“Bayesian Analysis of Latent Trait Hierarchical Models for Multiple Binary Outcomes in Cluster Randomized Clinical Trials,”

Xinhua Zhao;

Sept. 15, 308 Parran, noon

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Dissecting the Impact of EGFR-Induced c-Met Phosphorylation in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,”

Austin Dulak;

Sept. 16, 1395 Starzl BST, 10 am


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“A One-Man Archy & Mehitabel”;

Sept. 10-19, Heymann Theatre, Foster Memorial,

Wed.-Fri. 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm (for tickets: 4-7529)


Mental Health Suitcase Exhibition

“The Lives They Left Behind”;

Sept. 2-23;

FFA Gallery, Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm (412/661-7860)

Greensburg Campus Photography Exhibit

“I Thought I Could Fly,”

Charlee Brodsky;

Sept. 7-Oct. 14;

Millstein Library, UPG, reg. library hours (724-836-9687)


Pitt Day of Caring

Register by Sept. 3 for Sept. 29 event at or 4-7709.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Awards

Nomination letters must be submitted to Dr. Juan J. Manfredi, 809 CL, by Oct. 8.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Awards

Nomination forms must be submitted electronically to George Klinzing at by Oct. 22.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Awards

Nomination letters must be submitted to Dr. Alberta M. Sbragia, 801 CL, by Nov. 15.

Event deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Sept. 16-30. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Sept. 9 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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