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September 16, 2010


The exhibit “Lumen,” photographs by John Fobes, is on display in the Barco Law Library Gallery through Nov. 12. The exhibit consists of several dozen lumen prints of botanical and related subjects.  Lumen printing is a rare method of producing photogram-like prints on very old and outdated silver-gelatin paper. Unlike traditional photograms, lumen prints display an unpredictable array of colors.

The exhibit “Lumen,” photographs by John Fobes, is on display in the Barco Law Library Gallery through Nov. 12. The exhibit consists of several dozen lumen prints of botanical and related subjects. Lumen printing is a rare method of producing photogram-like prints on very old and outdated silver-gelatin paper. Unlike traditional photograms, lumen prints display an unpredictable array of colors.

Thursday 16

Endocrine Research Conference

“Transcriptional Crosstalk Between Metabolism & Inflammation,”

Ajay Chawla;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

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

Global Studies Welcome Reception/Info Session

4130 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm (8-5085)

Humanities Lecture

“The Aesthetics of the Question,”

Bernadette Malinowski, U of Augsburg;

602 CL, 12:30 pm

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Faculty Positions at Research Universities,”

Alan Sved;

S100 Starzl BST, noon-1:30 pm (412/578-3716)

Global Health Discussion

“Trends & Targets for Actions in Public Health,”

Javier Vasquez, Pan American Health Organization;

107 Barco, 3-4:30 pm (info:

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

Mental Health Lecture

Robert Whitaker;

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

Greensburg Campus La Cultura Lecture/Performance

“What India Means to Me,”

Lipika Mazumdar, anthropology;

Steel City Bhangra performance; Ferguson Theater, Smith, UPG, 7 pm

Friday 17

Constitution Day Webcast

“The Right to a Fair Trial: Should the Rules in Terrorism Cases Be Different From Those in Other Criminal Prosecutions?”

panel discussion sponsored by The Constitution Project & the Georgetown Ctr. on National Security & the Law;

109 Barco, 9:30 am

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Development & Use of NMR/MRI Methods to Directly Observe Structures & Domains in Biological Membranes,”

Megan Spence, chemistry;

Scaife aud. 6, noon (3-7382)

CRSP Lecture

“Writing the History of Cuba’s Future: Debates on Race & History in Contemporary Cuba,”

Alejandro de la Fuente, history & Latin American studies;

2017 CL, noon (4-7382)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Why Fluent Explanations Feel Truth-y,”

JD Trout, Loyola U of Chicago;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

German Lecture

Bernadette Malinowski, U of Augsburg;

244B CL, 1 pm

Anthropology Lecture

“Prelude to a Bronze Age Comparison: Autonomy & Complexity in Prehistoric Hungary (ca. 2500-1400 BC),”

Paul Duffy;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Classics Lecture

“Is Plato’s Political Philosophy Totalitarian?”

Wolfgang Bernard, U of Rostock;

244A CL, 4 pm

Saturday 18

Bradford Campus Fundraiser

Auction for the Arts;

Blaisdell, UPB, 6:30 pm (814/362-5155)

Monday 20

Bradford Campus Performance

“Anarchist!” Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern of Durham, NC;

Studio Theatre, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-5113)

Tuesday 21

Engineering Biomechanics Day

“How Things Move: The Mechanics of Movement in Biology & Medicine”;

UClub, 8 am-4:30 pm;

poster session 12:20-1:20 pm (info:

Maggie & Stella’s Tuesday Tastings

Samples from gourmet food vendors;

209 Oakland Ave., 11 am

Office of Research/NCURA Broadcast Workshop

“Negotiating Federal Contracts & Pass-Through Awards”;

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

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Mathematical & Computational Modeling of Signal Transduction in Cancer & the Immune System,”

James Faeder, computational & systems biology;

202A Herberman Conf. Ctr., noon (412/623-7771)

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Mechanisms of PDGFR Alpha-Promoted Glioblastoma Tumorigenesis & Invasion”;

456 Salk, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals: Evolution & Impact,”

Jeremy Kahn;

305 Parkvale, noon

Magee-Womens Research Institute’s Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar

“Redox-Derived Anti-Inflammatory Signaling Mediators,”

Bruce Freeman;

Magee 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Doing Without ‘Theory’: Toward a More Transparent Philosophy of Science,”

Peter Vickers, U of Leeds;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Academic Career Development Postdoc Family Picnic

Schenley Plaza, 5-8 pm

Wednesday 22

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“On the Road to Outpatient Total Hip & Knee Replacement,”

Dana Mears;

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

Endocrine Diabetes Journal Club

“Review of Current EDM Journal Articles,” Sanjay Dixit & Nikhil Gupta;

1195 Starzl BST, 7:45-9 am

Bradford Campus OSHA Seminar

“Oil & Gas Safety: Personal Protection Equipment”;

162 Swarts, UPB, 8:30-10:30 am (814/362-5078)

HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,” Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Pathology Research Seminar

“Order Out of Chaos: The Bethesda System for Thyroid Cytopathology,”

Edmund Cibas, Harvard;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

HSLS Workshop

“SNPs & Genetic Variation,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

Mental Health Lecture

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

Asian Studies/Music Lecture

“Journey to the West: Tears of Barren Hill,”

Danny Yung & Xiao Xiangping;

Parran aud., 8-10 pm

Thursday 23

Maggie & Stella’s Vera Bradley Winter Styles & Patterns Premiere

209 Oakland Ave., 9 am-6 pm

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Candida Albicans Biofilms & Device-Associated Infection,”

Aaron Mitchell;

6014 BST3, 11 am

EOH Seminar

“DUST: The Inside Story of Its Role in the Sept. 11 Aftermath & the Examining Role of Exposure Science During & After the Catastrophes,”

Paul Lioy;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“Pathophysiology & Non-Surgical Treatment of Severe Obesity,”

Bret Goodpaster;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Folic Acid in the Diet,”

Godfrey Oakley;

A115 Crabtree, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Twitter: Power in the Universe of Current Awareness,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon

Humanities Colloquium

“If Memory Serves: Remembering (&) Sexual Subculture,”

Chris Castiglia, Penn State;

602 CL, 12:30-2 pm

Dental Medicine Faculty Development Town Hall Meeting

“Enhancing Institutional Professional Development Resources for SDM Faculty,”

Darlene Zellers & Steven Wendell;

457 Salk, 12:30 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

“Semiparametric Approach to a Random Effects Quantile Regression Model,”

Mi-Ok Kim, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Ctr.;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Global Change & Water Resources in the Next 100 Years,”

Matt Larsen, US Geological Survey;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Grad School Fair

WPU Ballrm., 5-8 pm

Football Vs. Miami;

Heinz Field, 7:30 pm

Friday 24

SBDC Workshop

“The 2nd Step: Developing a Business Plan”;

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

IRB Workshop

“Conducting Research on the Internet: Emerging Ethical, Regulatory & Practical Considerations,”

Elizabeth Buchanan, U of WI-Milwaukee;

FFA aud., noon-1:30 pm

Bradford Campus Performance

Beth Wenstrom;

Bromeley Family Theatre, Blaisdell, UPB, 7 pm (814/362-5113)

Endocrine Conference

“Managing the Clinical Challenge of Maternal Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy,”

Erik Alexander;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 pm

Saturday 25

Greensburg Campus Admissions Open House

Campana Chapel & Lecture Ctr., UPG, 10 am (724/836-9880)

Tuesday 28

Academic Career Development Workshop

“Negotiation Matters: How to Get What You Need,”

Jill Siegfried & Jennifer Woodward;

1105 Scaife, 8-9:30 am

Flu Shot Clinic

Lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 10 am-2 pm

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Prediction of Benefit From Systemic Therapy for Breast Cancer & Colon Cancer,”

Soonmyung Paik, Samsung Cancer Research Institute;

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

Basic & Translational Research Seminar in Lung Diseases

“Mechanisms & Consequences of Defective Apoptotic Cell Clearance in Cardiovascular Disease,”

Edward Thorp;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Magee-Womens Research Institute’s Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar

“Rationale for Targeting IGF-IR in Breast Cancer,”

Adrian Lee;

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

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

121 University Pl., 2nd fl. conf. rm., noon-2 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Structural Realism: From an Epistemological Point of View,”

Ioannis Votsis, U of Düsseldorf;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Humanities Lecture

“On the Dialectics of Secularization: The Cases of Jacob Taubes & Carl Schmitt,”

Martin Treml, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft;

602 CL, 1 pm

MMG Seminar

“Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Regulation of Macrophage Activation,”

Pamela Hankey;

503 Bridgeside Point, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Estrogen Receptor Signaling in Lung Cancer,”

Jill Siegfried;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 29

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Stress Relief for the Orthopaedic Surgeon,”

John Kelly IV, Penn;

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

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Is Risk-Adapted Method of Therapeutic Approach Possible in CLL?”

Kanti Rai;

Herberman conf. ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Biomedical Informatics Informational Luncheon

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

M3901 Presby South, 11 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“Molecular Diagnostics of Gliomas,”

Arie Perry, UC-San Francisco;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

HSLS Workshop

“Cancer Informatics,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Humanities Lecture

“Bauhaus Ghost Stories: Spirit & Photography vs. Abstraction & Modern Design,”

Elizabeth Otto;

602 CL, 5 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading & Award Ceremony

Tina May Hall;

FFA aud., 8 pm (4-6508)

Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Thursday 30

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,” Jill Foust; Falk Library classrm. 1, 9-10:30 am

Endocrine Research Conference

“African-American Women Demonstrate Similar Adherence to Weight Loss Intervention But Lose Less Weight Due to Lower Energy Requirements,”

James DeLany;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Infant Meningococcal Vaccines: We Finally Have Them So Time to Immunize…or Not?” Lee Harrison & Michael Green;

A115 Crabtree, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Making a Dent in Your Personal Paper Silo,”

Patricia Weiss;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Asian ‘Trade’ Routes: Commodities, Networks & Intangibles,”

Stewart Gordon, U of MI; 4130 Posvar, noon

Humanities Lecture

“Rethinking the Amistad Rebellion,”

Marcus Rediker, history;

602 CL, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Remote Sensing of Volcanoes: Thermal Deconvo…What?!”

Shellie Rose;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Latin American Film

“Vampiros en Habana”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Titusville Campus Performance

Disco Duck;

Henne Aud., UPT, 7:30 pm

PhD Defenses


“An Adaptive 2-Stage Dose-Response Design Method for Establishing Proof of Concept in Drug Development,”

Yoko Tanaka;

Sept. 17, 109 Parran, 9:30 am

SIS/Information & Technology

“Providing Service-Based Personalization in an Adaptive Hypermedia System,”

Michael Yudelson;

Sept. 17, 522 IS, noon

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“The Association Between Lower Extremity Movement Patterns & Physical Function in People With Knee Osteoarthritis,”

Alexandra Gil;

Sept. 17, 4060 Forbes Tower, 1:30 pm

A&S/French & Italian

“The Discursive Construction of the Ivorian Nation in the Period of Ivoirité,”

Cary Campbell;

Sept. 17, 1218 CL, 2 pm


“Heterogeneity of High-Affinity Choline Transporter Expression & Localization in Limbic Projections of the Cholinergic Tegmentum,”

Ericka Holmstrand;

Sept. 21, LRDC 2nd fl. aud., 9 am

SIS/Telecommunications & Networking

“Efficient Information Access in Data Intensive Sensor Networks,”

Divyasheel Sharma;

Sept. 23, 522 IS, 10 am


“Neuronal Mechanisms for Evaluating the Visual Scene Across Eye Movements,”

Trinity Crapse;

Sept. 23, A219B Langley, 1 pm

Medicine/Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology

“Role of the 6th Transmembrane Domain in the Activation Mechanism of the Intermediate Conductance Calcium Activated Potassium Channel KCa3.1,”

Mark Bailey;

Sept. 23, S120 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

“Isotopic Investigation of Anthropogenic Sources of Atmospheric Nitrogen & Carbon to Vegetation Along Spatial Gradients,”

Katherine Middlecamp;

Sept. 24, 214 SRCC, 2 pm


“Research in the Form of a Spectacle: Godard & the Cinematic Essay,”

Charles Warner;

Sept. 28, 526 CL, 9 am


“Kant’s Conception of Practical Reason,”

Jamsheed Siyar;

Sept. 30, 1001D CL, 10 am

Medicine & A&S/Integrative Molecular Biology

“Mycobacteriophage Lysins: Bioinformatic Characterization of Lysin A & Identification of the Function & Role of Lysin B in Infection,”

Kim Payne;

Sept. 30, 169 Crawford, 11:30 am


“Kant on Logical Form,”

Alexandra Newton;

Sept. 30, 1001D CL, 2 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“A One-Man Archy & Mehitabel”;

through Sept. 19, Heymann Theatre, Foster Memorial, Th. & F 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm (for tickets: 4-7529)

Pitt Student Lab Performances

“Eleemosynary” & “All in the Timing: Words, Words, Words & Variations on the Death of Trotsky”;

Sept. 29-Oct. 3;

Studio Theatre CL, W-F 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm (4-7529)


Mental Health Suitcase Exhibit

“The Lives They Left Behind”;

through Sept. 23; FFA Gallery, Tue.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm (412/661-7860)

Greensburg Campus Photography Exhibit

“I Thought I Could Fly,”

Charlee Brodsky;

through Oct. 14; Millstein Library, UPG, reg. library hours (724/836-9687)

Bradford Campus Exhibit

UPB faculty; Sept. 24-Oct. 29;

KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB, 8:30 am-8 pm M-Th. & 8:30 am-6 pm F

Law Library Exhibit


John Fobes;

through Nov. 12; Barco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours


ADRC Seed Monies Grant Program

Email a brief description of the proposed pilot study to Leslie Dunn at by Oct. 4.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Awards

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

Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Awards

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

Engineering Sustainability Call for Papers

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

Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Awards

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

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Sept. 30-Oct. 14. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Sept. 23 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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