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October 14, 2010


Thursday 14

Board of Trustees Audit Committee Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 11:20 am

Health Science Diversity in Practice Lecture

“Minority Health & the Media,”

Brian Primack;

2148 Salk, 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

Biostatistics Seminar

“A Propensity Score Approach for the Analysis of Population-Based Genetic Association Studies,”

Nadita Mitra, Penn;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 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

Friday 15

Philosophy of Science Workshop

“Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation: A Challenge to Philosophy of Science”;

817 CL, 9 am

(through Oct. 17; details:; register: or 4-1050)

Academic Career Development Symposium

“Authorship: Ethical Issues Along the Path to Publication”;

S100 Starzl BST, 9 am (8-8486)

Biostatistics Adaptive Treatment Strategies Reading Group Mtg.

A724 Crabtree, 11 am-12:30 pm

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“Neuromuscular Disorders in the ICU,”

David Lacomis;

NW628 conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Fox Ctr. for Vision Restoration Lecture

“Cell-Based Therapy for Ocular Reconstruction,”

Virender Singh Sangwan;

S123 Starzl BST, noon

GSPIA/Political Science Lecture

“Do Terrorists Win?”

Page Fortna, Columbia;

4500 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm

PHLF Walking Tour

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

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

Pgh. Consortium for Adoption Studies Lecture

“Toward Truth & Reconciliation: Overseas Korean Adoptee & Unwed Mother Advocacy,”

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, St. Olaf College; “The Dry Eye of Adoption Politics: Testimony, Social Justice & Representation Among Transnational Korean Adoptees,”

Eleana Kim, U of Rochester;

2431 Posvar, noon (

Anthropology Lecture

“Oapan Nawa Folktales: Links to the Pre-Hispanic Past in a Contemporary Indian Community of Mexico,”

Joanne Michel de Guerrero;

3106 WWPH, 1 pm

Haitian Art Society of Pgh. Lecture

Marcus Rediker, history, & Bill Bollendorf, Galerie Macondo;

WPU Ballrm., 1-2:30 pm (412/661-1498)

Hispanic Languages & Literatures/Latin American Studies Borges Symposium

“‘This Imminence of a Revelation’: A Study of Epiphanies in Borges’s Fiction,”

Evelyn Fishburne, University College, London;

“‘His Insect-Like Handwriting’: Marginalia & Commentaries on Borges & Menard,”

Daniel Balderston;

“Voice Distortion: Character Narration in Borges’s Translations,”

Leah Leone, Concordia U, Montreal;

“La Batrachomyomachia en el contexto de ‘El inmortal,’”

Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Luther College;

“Borges ¿un argentino extraviado en la metafísica?”

Mireya Camurati, SUNY-Buffalo;

144 CL, 1:30-5 pm

Anthropology Lecture

“Conditions of Social Change at El Dornajo, Southwest Ecuador,” Sarah Taylor; 3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Pgh. Consortium for Adoption Studies Poetry Reading

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, St. Olaf College;

208B CL, 4 pm (

Greensburg Campus Concert



Campana Chapel & Lecture Ctr., UPG, 8 pm

Saturday 16

Computer Science Code Camp

Sennott 5th & 6th fl., 8 am-5 pm (412/716-2594)

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Oral Presentations,”

Beth Fischer & Michael Zigmond;

Scaife 4th fl. lecture rm. 2, 10 am-3 pm (412/578-3716)

UPMC Dignity & Respect Festival

Schenley Plaza, 11 am-4 pm

Sunday 17


Celebrating the life of alumna Edith Lillian Ingram;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Tuesday 19

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“The Pathophysiology of Cerebral Aneurysms: Recent Results & Future Directions,”

Anne Robertson;

456 Salk, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Disparities in Kidney Transplantation: Beyond Medical Factors,”

Larissa Myaskovsky;

305 Parkvale, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Personal Genomics, Personalized Medicine & You,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“The Cytokine Network of Cancer Stem Cells,”

Vera Levina;

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

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Two Senses of Activity & Gravity in Newton’s Treatise,”

Hylarie Kochiras, SUNY-Buffalo;

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

A&S Teaching Excellence Lecture

“The Changing Face of America,”

Carlos Cortés, UC-Riverside;

Martin Rm. 4th fl. Sennott, 3-5 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Thymidylate Synthase as a Translational Regulator of Cellular Gene Expression: Therapeutic Implications for Cancer Chemotherapy,”

Edward Chu, UPCI;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

A&S Performance

“A Conversation With Alana: One Boy’s Multicultural Rite of Passage,”

Carlos Cortés, UC-Riverside;

UClub Ballrm. A, 7 pm

Bradford Campus Lecture

“Wild Imagination,”

Scott Russell Sanders;

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 7:30 pm

Wednesday 20

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Charles Lupo;

LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Paroxysmal Noctural Hemoglobinuria,”

Robert Brodsky;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am

Biomedical Informatics Workshop

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

M3901 Presby South, 11 am


Pathology Research Seminar

“Disorders of Cytoskeletal-Directed Membrane Biogenesis: An Emerging Disease Paradigm,”

Jon Morrow, Yale;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

SAC Assembly

WPU Ballrm. & Assembly Rm., noon-2 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Pathway Analysis Tools 1,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

Thursday 21

GSPH Seminar

“Research in Schools: A ‘How-to’ Seminar for Investigators”;

7039 Forbes Tower, 8:30-10 am (3-2400)

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Michele Klein-Fedyshin;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10-11:30 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Nearly All Older Individuals Age 65+ Should Be Provided With Cardiovascular Preventive Pharmacological Therapies,”

Lewis Kuller & Stephanie Studenski;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Jazz Studies Concert

Main lobby, Petersen, noon (4-4187)

Asian Studies Lecture

“Japanese Kokeshi Dolls: Shifting Signifiers & Wooden Tradition,”

Jennifer McDowell, anthropology;

4130 Posvar, noon

History Lecture

“Racial Silence & Urban Policy in 20th-Century Brazil,”

Brodwyn Fisher, Northwestern;

3703 Posvar, noon

Humanities Colloquium

“In/Comparable Intoxications: Walter Benjamin Revisited From the Hemispheric South,”

Hermann Herlinghaus;

602 CL, 12:30-2 pm

Women’s Studies Film

“A Woman Like That”;

FFA aud., 3-6 pm (4-6485)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“A High-Temperature Micro-Furnace for In-Situ Spectral Analysis of Quartzofeldspathic Melts,”

Rachel Lee;

11 Thaw 4 pm

Friday 22

SBDC Workshop

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

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

Endocrine Conference

“DXA 101,”

Susan Greenspan;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30-10:30 am

Bradford Campus Seminar

“OSHA Construction Safety”;

Seneca 2nd fl. classrm., UPB, 9 am-4 pm (814/362-5078)

Trustees Mtg.

WPU Assembly Rm., 10 am

Flu Shot Clinic

341 Craig, 10 am-2 pm

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Beyond microRNAs: The Emerging World of Viral & Human Small RNAs,”

Bino John;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Understanding & Explanatory Value,”

Kareem Khalifa, Middlebury;

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

CANCELED – Women’s Studies Lecture

“Celebrating 80 Years of Women’s Health With Cecile,”

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood;

FFA aud., 1 pm (4-6485)

Anthropology/Latin American Studies Lecture

“Stitching Curtains, Grinding Plastic: The Transformation of Workers & Things in Buenos Aires,”

Karen Ann Faulk, CMU;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm (

Philosophy Lecture

“Aristotle and the Sophists,”

Stephen Menn, McGill;

244A CL, 3:30 pm

Men’s Basketball

Blue-Gold scrimmage;

Petersen, 7 pm

Saturday 23

Greensburg Campus Discovery Day

For prospective students & their families;

UPG, 10 am-2 pm (reservations: 724/836-9880)

Football Vs. Rutgers;

Heinz Field, noon

Music on the Edge Concert

Cikada Ensemble;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Monday 25

Flu Shot Clinic

102 Benedum, 10 am-2 pm


“Problem-Based Learning,”

Ken Etzel, dental medicine;

4060 Forbes Tower, noon

Tuesday 26

Greensburg Campus Panel

“How Health Care Reform Will Affect Your Business,”

John Kozar, Benefits; Catherine Creech, Ernst & Young;

John Fedele, Excela Health;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 8 am

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

Madhavi Ganapathiraju, biomedical informatics & intelligent systems;

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

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“New Azide Chemistry: From Methods to Libraries to Hits,”

Jeffrey Aube;

456 Salk, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Measuring the Quality of Colonoscopies Using Natural Language Processing,”

Ateev Mehrotra & Henk Harkema;

305 Parkvale, noon

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

“Biomarker Development for Preeclampsia,”

Sandy Founds;

Magee 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon

Senate Plenary Session

“Social Entrepreneurship at Pitt: Innovators, Change-Makers & Local Heroes”;

WPU Assembly Rm., noon-3 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Is Science Necessarily Neutral From a Moral Viewpoint? James Lovelock’s Gaia Theory & the Fact/Value Dichotomy,”

Pierluigi Barrotta, U of Pisa;

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

MMG Seminar

“Generation of Novel Antibiotics by Engineering of Producer Organism Non-Ribosomal Peptide Synthase (NRPS) Genes,”

Ake Elhammer;

503 Bridgeside Point 2, 3:15 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Direct Gene Pharmacological Targets for the 21st Century: IL1B & TNF, A Tale of 2 Pro-Inflammatory Genes,”

Philip Auron, Duquesne;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Written/Spoken Reading

Adam Matcho, Dave Newman & Carrie Smith;

Village Hall Coffeehouse, UPG, 7 pm

Wednesday 27

Family Medicine Lecture

“The Patient-Center Medical Home,”

William Miller, Lehigh Valley Health Network;

1101 Scaife, 8 am (3-2248)

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Angiogenesis Inhibition for Metastatic Breast Cancer: Fact, Myth & the FDA,”

Adam Brufsky;

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

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Pathology Research Seminar

“Systems Pathology: Moving Omics to Clinics,”

Michael Roehrl, Boston Medical Ctr.;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

CRSP Lecture

“Race, Racism & Mental Health in Asian-American Communities,”

Sumie Okazaki, NYU;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm (4-7382)

OED Limbach Lecture

“MaRS: Bringing Canadian Innovations to Market,”

John McCulloch, MaRS Discovery District;

532 Alumni, noon-2 pm (4-3160)

HSLS Workshop

“Pathway Analysis 2,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Neurology Grand Rounds

“Perceptual Impairments in Acquired & Congenital Agnosia,”

Marlene Behrman;

1105 Scaife, 4 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,”

David Brokl, Matthew Rockacy & David Levinthal;

11 Scaife conf. ctr., 5 pm

Latin American Film


FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Thursday 28

CANCELED – Bradford Campus Concert

John Connolly, piano;

Studio Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 11:30 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Taking a Better Look Upstream: How Do We Increase Public Health’s Impact?”

Ron Voorhees;

A115 Crabtree, noon

ADRC Lecture

“Neuroimaging Predictors of Treatment Response in Late-Life Depression,”

Howard Aizenstein, psychiatry & bioengineering;

S439 Montefiore, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“The Paradox of Poetic Representation,”

Cecile Chu-Chin Sun, East Asian languages & literatures;

4130 Posvar, noon

Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine & Psychiatry

“Legal & Ethical Issues in Medical Treatment of Children With Variations of Sex Anatomy,”

Anne Tamar-Mattis, Advocates for Informed Choice;

Barco Teplitz Courtrm., noon

Humanities Discussion

“Worlds Made by Words,”

Anthony Grafton;

602 CL, 12:30-2 pm

GSPIA Ford Institute Lecture

“Enhancing Civilian Protection in Peace Operations: Insights From Africa,”

Paul Williams, George Washington U;

3431 Posvar, 12:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Construction & Evolution of an Ice-Confined Basaltic Fissure Complex,”

Emily Mercurio;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Bioengineering Lecture

“The Bionic Ear: The Creation & Commercial Development of the Multi-Channel Cochlear Implant,”

Jim Patrick, Cochlear Ltd.;

Scaife aud. 5, 4 pm (412/924-1012)

PhD Defenses

SIS/Information & Technology

“Efficient Information Access in Data Intensive Sensor Networks,”

Divyasheel Sharma;

Oct. 14, 1A04 IS, 10 am


“Giving Voice to Language: Basque Ethnolinguistic Mobilization & the Politics of Education Reform in France,”

Kai Heidemann;

Oct. 14, 2432 Posvar, 10 am

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

Medicine/Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

“Characterization of Tumor-Derived Exosomes & Their Role of Immune Regulation,”

Chenjie Yang;

Oct. 20, 503 Bridgeside Point 2, 10 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“Hepatocyte Growth Factor Regulates Inflammatory Mediated Diseases by Suppression of IL-6: Implications for Type 2 Diabetes,”

Gina Marie Coudriet;

Oct. 22, Rangos Research Ctr. 7th fl. conf. rm., Lawrenceville, 10 am


“Made Up Minds: Rhetorical Invention & the Thinking Self in Public Culture,”

Michelle Gibbons;

Oct. 25, 1128 CL, 9 am


“Synthesis & Application of Functionalized Bis-Peptides Through Hindered Amide Bond Synthesis,”

Zachary Brown;

Oct. 25, 307 Eberly, 2 pm

Medicine/Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology

“Theoretical Investigation of the Structure & Function of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors,”

Michael Yonkunas;

Oct. 27, 3rd fl. social rm. Mellon Inst., 1 pm


“Functional Connectivity Analysis of fMRI Time-Series Data,” Dongli Zhou; Oct. 28, 2321 CL, 2:30 pm


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”;

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

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; Barco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours


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,

Engineering Sustainability Call for Papers

Abstracts due Oct. 25.

(info: 4-9698 or

Absentee Ballot Application

Deadline is Oct. 26 at 5 pm for Nov. 2 general election.

Info:Governmental Relations, 710 Alumni, 4-6011, or Allegheny County Division of Elections, 542 Forbes, 412/350-4500.

SAC CPR/AED Certification Workshop

Workshop will be held Nov. 13, 9 am-1 pm for non-health care individuals & 1-5 pm for medical students & health care workers.

Registration & $40 payment due Oct. 29. Payment can be brought or mailed to the SAC office, 313 Bellefield. (4-4236)

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 Awards for Staff

For Excellence in Service to the Community & for Excellence in Service to the University.

Nomination forms must be submitted online by Nov. 12.

(guidelines & nomination forms:

Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Awards

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

Women’s Studies/GSPIA Marion Young Award

Nominations must be received by Dec. 15 at or 2208 Posvar. (info: 4-6485)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Oct. 28-Nov. 11. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Oct. 21 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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