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September 30, 2010



"The Diary of Anne Frank," will be performed Oct. 13 at 7:30 pm in the Bradford campus's Bromeley Family Theatre, Blaisdell.

Thursday 30

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“The Ethics of Vaccine Mandates for Health Care Workers,”

Arthur Caplan, Penn;

G23 Parran, 11:30 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

Law/Women’s Studies Lecture

“Adoption, Identity & Confidentiality: The History of Closed Records,”

Elizabeth Samuels, U of Baltimore;

G20 Barco, 12:30 pm (4-6516)

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


Friday 1

• Family Weekend activities on the Pittsburgh campus through Oct. 3.

• Bradford campus homecoming activities through Oct. 3.

Continuing Medical Ed Conference

“Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Diseases”;

S120 Starzl BST, 7:30 am-5 pm

(also Oct. 2, 7:30 am-4 pm; registration: 412/647-4735)

PHLF Walking Tour

“Oakland’s Civic Center: Big Gifts & Big Dreams”;

meet at Forbes Ave. & Schenley Drive Ext. by the dinosaur, noon

(also Oct. 8; 412/471-5808)

Human Genetics Seminar

“Planning Parenthood in the Postgenomic Era,”

Mark Shriver;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“Palliative Care for the Pulmonary Patient,”

Winifred Teuteburg;

Montefiore NW628 conf. rm., noon

Asian Studies/Music Lecture

“Intangible Cultural Heritage Preservation in China Today: Theory, State Policy & Practice,”

Helen Rees, UCLA;

4130 Posvar, noon

Health Sciences Forum

“Educating Health Care Teams of the Future”;

Scaife aud. 5 & 6, 1-5 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Scientific Exercises & Speculations: Maxwell’s Three Methods,”

Peter Achinstein, Johns Hopkins;

817R CL, 3:30 pm (4-1052)

Communication Lecture

“‘From the Eye to the Soul’: Industrial Labor’s Mary Harris ‘Mother’ Jones and the Rhetorics of Display,”

Mari Boor Tonn, U of Richmond;

FFA aud., 4-6 pm

Allegheny Observatory Open House

159 Riverview Ave., Riverview Park, North Side, 7-10 pm

(reservations: 412/321-2400)

Saturday 2

World History Workshop

“Teaching & Learning World History,”

Bob Bain, U of MI;

5604 Posvar, 9 am-3 pm

Football Vs. Florida Int’l;

Heinz Field, 3:30 pm

Bradford Campus Block Party/Vendor Fair

Campus drive loop, UPB, noon-4 pm

(rain location: Sport & Fitness Ctr., McDowell Fieldhouse; 814/362-0989)

Asian Studies Day of Non-Violence Celebration

“Gandhi and Jesus: Practising Nonviolence for Enduring Peace,”

Terrence Rynne, Marquette;

Bellefield aud., 3-5:30 pm (8-7426)

Communication Lecture

“Speaking With the Damned, or Prison Education, Social Justice & Communication as a Human Right,”

Stephen John Hartnett, U of CO-Denver;

FFA aud., 4-6 pm

Tuesday 5

GI Fellow Educational Program

“Pathophysiology/Board Review,”

David Levinthal;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Pnpla3/Adiponutrin in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease & the Metabolic Syndrome,”

Erin Kershaw;

456 Salk, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Alcohol & Drug Use Among HIV-Infected Veterans,”

Kevin Kraemer;

305 Parkvale, noon

Magee Research Conference/Seminar

“Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: An International Perspective,”

Christina Chambers;

Magee 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon

Mechanicsburg Flu Shot Clinic

Computer Bldg. Rm. 2, noon-2 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Toward a New Epistemology of Science,”

Samuel Schindler, U of Konstanz;

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

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

UClub Ballrm. A, 3 pm

MMG Seminar

“Host Interactions of Esptein-Barr Nuclear Antigen 1 (EBNA1),”

Lori Frappier;

503 Bridgeside Point 2, 3:15 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“MicroRNA Regulation of EPC Angiogenesis in Diabetes,”

Alex Chen, medicine;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Endocrinology & Metabolism Bone Club Conference

“ASBMR Practice”;

1195 Starzl BST, 4:30 pm

Classics Lecture

“Magic & Religion in Ancient Corinth,”

Ronald Stroud, UC-Berkeley;

324 CL, 4:30 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Reading

Mark Kurlansky;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm (4-6508)

Wednesday 6

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Contemporary Management of Oropharyngeal Cancer: Gauging the Swing of the Pendulum,”

Umamaheswar Duvvuri;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. C, Hillman Cancer Ctr., 8 am

Bradford Campus Seminar

“Using Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace”;

Seneca 2nd fl. classrm., UPB, 8 am-4:30 pm (814/362-0254)

Bradford Campus Flu Shot Clinic

Frame-Westerberg Commons, Rm. A & B, UPB, 11 am-3 pm

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Reproductive Rights in Pennsylvania,”

Rebecca Cavanaugh, Planned Parenthood of Western PA;

2201 Posvar, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to Vector NIT,”

Carrie Iwema;

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

Greensburg Campus St. Clair Lecture

“Andrew W. Mellon: Making Money & Giving It Away,”

David Cannadine, Princeton;

Ferguson Theater, Smith, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/836-7497)

Thursday 7

Greensburg Campus Graduate & Professional School Fair

Chambers gymnasium, UPG, 10 am-1 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

“An Update of Japanese Databases & Effective Methods to Find Articles,”

Hiroyuki Good, Pitt East Asian Library;

4130 Posvar, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Epi in Action! Internship Poster Session”;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Humanities Colloquium

“What Is Affect Theory?”

Gregory Seigworth, Millersville;

602 CL, 12:30-2 pm

Flu Shot Clinic

402 Salk, 1-5 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Partitioning of Iron in Organic & Mineral Phases: Sequential Extractions of Bituminous Coal,”

Amy Wolfe;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Endocrine Research Conference

“Intensive Insulin Therapy: Research Perspectives,”

Greet Van den Berghe;

1195 Starzl BST, 5:30 pm

Latin American Film

“La Ultima Cena”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Friday 8

SBDC Workshop

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

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

Endocrine Conference

“Intensive Insulin Therapy in Critical Care,”

Greet Van den Berghe;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

GI Research Rounds

“Pancreas Research,”

David Whitcomb;

Presby M2 conf. rm., noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“What to Say About Natural Kinds,”

P.D. Magnus, SUNY-Albany;

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

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

527 CL, 12:10 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies/English Lecture

“The Metaphor of Science: Figurative Language & Natural Philosophy in the 17th Century,”

Wendy Hyman, Oberlin;

144 CL, 2 pm (4-5220)

Saturday 9

Book Talk

“Open Heart: The Radical Surgeons Who Revolutionized Medicine,”

David Cooper, surgery;

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, South Side Works, 2 pm

Sunday 10

Heinz Chapel Choir Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (4-4125)

Monday 11

• No classes due to fall break for students; University offices remain open and staffed.

Flu Shot Clinic

WPU Dining Rm. A, 10 am- 2 pm

CRRP/WIP Seminar

“Stem Cells in Mouse Spermatogenesis: Their Composition & Behavior,”

Shosei Yoshida;

Magee 1st fl. conf. rm., noon

Health & Wellness Lecture

“Breathe Easier: Understanding & Controlling Your Asthma,”

Sally Wenzel, medicine, & Shean Aujla, UPMC;

Carnegie Library, Oakland, 6-7:30 pm (412/864-3465)

Tuesday 12

• Classes normally scheduled to meet Monday will meet today. Tuesday classes will not meet this week.

Academic Career Development Workshop

“Developing Competitive Grant Applications Under the New NIH Guidelines,”

Bruce Freeman;

S120 Starzl BST, 8:30-10:30 am

GSPIA Lecture

“The New Public Administration,”

George Frederickson, U of KS;

UClub Ballrm. B, 8:30-10:30 am

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“eImmune Therapy for Changing Tumor Microenvironment & Treating Malignancy,”

Shulin Li;

456 Salk, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Race & Tubal Sterilization,”

Sonya Borrero;

305 Parkvale, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“From Movement to Discipline: The Philosophy of Science in the 20th Century,”

Heather Douglas, U of TN;

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

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

Hong Wang, Hillman Cancer Ctr.;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Children’s Literature Lecture

“Brunhilde, Huck & the Tragic Child,”

James Kincaid, USC;

144 CL, 4 pm

Wednesday 13

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Compliance Update,”

Frank Czura;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

SAC Mtg.

532 Alumni, 12:15-2 pm

Pgh. Parks Conservancy 1960 World Series Celebration

Schenley Plaza, 1 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Searching in CINAHL,”

Mary Lou Klem;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1-2:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Microarray Data Analysis,”

Uma Chandran;

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

Greensburg Campus Flu Shot Clinic

Chambers 214 student conf. rm., 2-5 pm

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

World History Ctr. Seminar

“Visualising Britain Through Time: Building & Using an Indefinitely-Scalable Library of Individual Statistical Data Values,”

Humphrey Southall, U of Portsmouth;

501 IS, 3:30-6 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Medical Management of Intestinal Transplant Patients,”

Donald Kirby;

11 Scaife, 5 pm

Bradford Campus Performance

“The Diary of Anne Frank,”

Barter Theatre Co.;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-5155; tickets: 814/362-5113)

Thursday 14

Bradford Campus Seminar

“OSHA Oil & Gas Safety Seminar: Excavation”;

107 Fisher, UPB, 8:30-10:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,” Pat Weiss; Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“The Cardioprotective Mediterranean Diet: What Is the ‘Active Ingredient’?”

Mark Gladwin & Bruce Freeman;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“Teaching Clinical Reasoning,”

Jerome Kassirer, Tufts;

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

Humanities Discussion

“Queloides: Race & Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art: A Conversation With Cuban Artists”;

4130 Posvar, noon-2 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Bedforms & Stratification in Watery Flows: Is It Time for a Dirty Story?”

Jim Best, U of IL;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Children’s Literature Lecture

“Why I Love & Hate ‘Tom Sawyer’,”

Beverly Lyon Clark, Wheaton;

A224 Langley, 4:30 pm

Latin American Film

“Miel para Oshun”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Women’s Studies/Asian Studies Film/Panel

“First Person Plural”;

4130 Posvar, 7:30 pm (4-6516)

English Panel Discussion

“The Inside Track to a Top-Notch Internship”;

WPU Ballrm., 7:30-9:30 pm


“The Economic Hit Man,”

John Perkins;

Soldiers & Sailors, 8 pm (

Bradford Campus Improvers Show

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 8-9:30 pm

PhD Defenses


“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


“Weakest-Link Methods & Applications for Modeling Biological Interaction,”

The Minh Luong;

Oct. 1, 308 Parran, 10 am


“The Role of Decoherence in the Emergence of Definite Properties,”

Arthur Cunningham;

Oct. 1, 1001B CL, 1:30 pm

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Public Health Model for the Evaluation of the Management of Hypertension,”

YuYan Jin;

Oct. 4, Scaife aud. 5, 1 pm


“Writing With Readers: Written Comments & the Teaching of Composition,”

Jennifer Whatley Schwartz;

Oct. 6, 526 CL, 8:30 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“Beta-Catenin in Liver: A Matter of Life & Death,”

Kari Nejak-Bowen;

Oct. 6, 1103 Scaife, 10 am

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology

“Effectors & Regulatory CD4 T Cells During Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection,”

Angela Green; Oct. 7, 1105 Scaife, 10 am


“Critical Role of Superoxide Production in the Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Diabetes,”

Terri Thayer;

Oct. 13, S120 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Education/Health & Physical Activity

“Effect of Carbohydrate-Protein Supplementation on Resistance Exercise Performance, Perceived Exertion & Salivary Cortisol,”

Michael Welinkonich;

Oct. 14, Petersen conf. rm., 1 pm


Pitt Student Lab Performances

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

through Oct. 3;

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

Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Shakespeare’s Lovers & Fighters”;

Oct. 14-24;

W-F 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm


Galerie Macondo Exhibit

“Haiti Rising”;

Oct. 14-17, 11 am-5pm & Oct. 17 noon-5 pm, Kimbo Gallery, WPU (412-661-1498)

Greensburg Campus 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;

through Oct. 29;

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

Law Library Exhibit


John Fobes;

through Nov. 12; B

arco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours


Voter Registration

Deadline is Oct. 4 at 5 pm to register to vote in the Nov. 2 general election. Voter registration forms available at the Office of Governmental Relations, 710 Alumni, or

(campus info: 4-6011; Allegheny County Elections Division: 412/350-4510)

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.

Int’l  Business  Conference  Call for Papers

Deadline to submit papers is Oct. 23 for March 2011 CIBER Business Language Conference,

“Bringing Languages & Business Together: New Directions for a Critical Need.”

Faculty & grad students should contact Jacqueline Saslawski at

Engineering Sustainability Call for Papers

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

Bellet Awards

Nomination letters must be submitted to Judy McConnaha, 140 Thackeray, by Oct. 31. (info:

Ampco-Pgh. Prize for Excellence in Advising

Nomination packets must be submitted to Judy McConnaha, 140 Thackeray, by Oct. 31.

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 Oct. 14-28. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Oct. 7 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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