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October 28, 2010


Thursday 28

• Homecoming activities through Oct. 30 (see detailed Homecoming calendar, this issue).

EOH Seminar

“Context & Cell Type in Control of Lung Inflammation,”

Anuradha Ray;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

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, GW;

3431 Posvar, 12:30 pm

GSPH Seminar

“Quantile Regression for Doubly Censored Data,”

Limin Peng, Rollins School of Public Health;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 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)

Romanian Film Festival

“To Act or Not to Act: Ethics in Romanian Cinema”;

324 CL, 7-9 pm


Friday 29

Deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office for fall term.

Johnstown Campus Workshop

“International Traffic in Arms Regulations”;

Living/Learning Ctr., Heritage, UPJ, 8:30 am-4 pm

Sociology Conference

“Beyond the IRB: New Frontiers in the Ethics of Qualitative Research”;

2400 Posvar, 9:30 am-4 pm (8-7580)

HSLS Workshop

“Mobile Computing,”

Roman Cibirka, Iltifat Husain & Rasu Shrestha;

S100 BST, 10 am-4 pm

GSPH Legacy Laureate Lecture

“Obesity, Physical Activity & Breast Cancer Disparities,”

Lucile Adams-Campbell;

UClub Ballrm. A, 10:30 am

WPIC Lecture

“Brain Monoamine Oxidase A Binding & Major Depressive Disorder: Relationship to Phase of Illness,”

Jeffrey Meyer;

Detre 2nd fl. aud., 11 am-12:30 pm

PHLF Walking Tour

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

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

Anthropology Lecture

“Dancing With the Invisible: Gender, Performance & the Cult of Mobutu in Post-Colonial Congo,”

Yolanda Covington-Ward, Africana studies;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Time’s Arrow & Eddington’s Challenge,”

Huw Price, U of Sydney;

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

Music Lecture

Joan Tower, Pgh. Symphony Orchestra;

132 Music, 4 pm (4-4125)

Saturday 30

Nursing Conference

“Advanced Breast Cancer, Living With Health & Wellness,”

Shannon Puhalla, medicine;

Gilda’s Club, 2816 Smallman St., Strip District, 8:30 am-2:30 pm (3-8839)

Football Vs. Louisville;

Heinz Field, noon

Sunday 31

Men’s Basketball Vs. Northwood (FL);

Petersen, 4 pm


Monday 1

Spring term enrollment begins.

Flu Shot Clinic

Posvar 1st fl. Galleria, 10 am- 2pm

Tuesday 2

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

CVR Seminar

“Transmitted/Founder Viruses in Acute HIV, SIV & HCV Infection: A Genetic Approach for Elucidating Microbial Transmission & Pathogenesis,”

George Shaw;

6014 BST3, noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Designing Drugs Targeting Orphan Nuclear Receptors,”

Thomas Burris; 456 Salk, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Patient- & Population-Level Trade-Offs of Discontinuing Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-Infected Individuals in Resource-Limited Settings,”

April Kimmel;

305 Parkvale, noon

History Seminar

“Advances & Limitations in the Current Fight Against Racism in Cuba,”

Tomas Fernandes Robaina, José Martí National Library, Havana;

3703 Posvar, noon (8-7486)

MMG Seminar

“Immune Cell Perturbations Induced by HIV-1 Nef,”

Paul Jolicoeur;

503 Bridgeside Point 2, 3:15 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Living With Oxygen: Tales of Superoxide Dismutase,”

Valeria Culotta, Johns Hopkins;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 3

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Management of the Unstable Pelvis Fracture: Current Controversies,”

Wade Smith;

LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“Pathogenesis of Ehrlichia & Anaplasma Infection & Disease,”

Nahed Ismail, Meharry Medical College;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Fox Ctr. Innovations in Vision Restoration Lecture

“A Regenerative Medicine Approach for Optic Nerve Reconstruction Using Biologic Scaffold Materials,”

Stephen Badylak & Peter Crapo, McGowan Inst.;

E&EI 5th fl. boardrm., noon

HSLS Workshop

“Journals & More at a Glance: iGoogle or MyYahoo Pages,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon

Sr. VC Laureate Lecture

“The 7th Age of Man: Solving Alzheimer’s Disease,”

Dennis Selkoe, Harvard;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Simulation & Modeling Workshop

“Using High Performance Computing at Pitt”;

229 Benedum, noon

HSLS Workshop

“DNA Analysis Tools,”

Carrie Iwema; Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

UClub Ballrm. A, 3 pm

Simulation & Modeling Workshop

“Making the Most of High Performance Computing at Pitt”;

229 Benedum, 3 pm

Humanities/Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

“How Jesus Celebrated Passover: Renaissance Scholarship & the Jewish Origins of Christianity,”

Anthony Grafton, Princeton;

FFA aud., 5 pm

Music Concert

Pitt Symphony Orchestra;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Thursday 4

GSPIA Innovation Lecture

“Metro Patterns & Regional Engagement,”

Myron Orfield, U of MN;

UClub Ballrm. A, 9 am (8-2282)

Epidemiology Seminar

“Creating a New Workforce (Dental Therapists) in Oral Health Care to Help Close the Access Gap but Does It Have Teeth?”

Robert Weyant & Richard Rubin;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“The Visual Presentation of Western Music in China During the 19th Century,”

Liangyu Fu, communication;

4130 Posvar, noon

ADRC Lecture

“The Diagnosis & Treatment of Dementia in Urban Catalonia, or Innocence Abroad,”

James Becker, psychiatry, neurology & psychology;

123 Starzl BST, noon

Survival Skills & Ethics Brown Bag Lunch

“Careers Over Lunch”;

1105 Scaife, noon

Humanities Colloquium

“Humanities & Inhumanities,”

Anthony Grafton, Princeton;

602 CL, 12:30-2 pm

Law Lecture

“Disability Law & Policy,”

Andrew Imaparato, American Assn. of People With Disabilities;

UClub Ballrm. B, 1-2:30 pm (8-1418)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Sabina Deitrick, GSPIA;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

History Lecture

“The Itinerant Artist as Explorer in Yoruba Culture,”

Rowland Abiodun, UMass-Amherst;

202 FFA, 4 pm (8-7486)

Men’s Basketball Vs. IUP;

Petersen, 7 pm

Jazz Week Lecture

“Inside Edition: The Author Discusses His Books on Miles Davis & John Coltrane,”

Bill Cole, Syracuse;

WPU Assembly Rm., 7 pm

Bradford Campus Reading

Katrina Kittle;

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

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Reading

Kimiko Hahn;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm

Friday 5

SBDC Workshop

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

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

UPCI Symposium

“Innovative Strategies to Target Stem Cells in Cancer”;

Cooper Conf. Ctr., Hillman Cancer Ctr. ground fl., 8 am-4 pm

Jazz Week Lecture

“I Remember Monk,”

George Cables;

WPU Assembly Rm., 10 am

WPIC Distinguished Scientist Lecture

“Glutamate, Prefrontal Cortex & Schizophrenia: Capturing the ‘Angel’ in Angel Dust,”

Joh Krystal, Yale;

WPIC 2nd fl. aud., 11 am-12:30 pm

GI Research Rounds

“Visceral Representation in the Rat Primary Motor Cortex,”

David Levinthal;

Presby M2 conf. rm., noon

ULS Music Concert

Ronni & Al;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Memorial Service

For Ruth Eleanor Levine, wife of Arthur Levine, sr. vc for Health Sciences & dean of School of Medicine, who died Oct. 18;

Heinz Chapel, 1:30 pm

(followed by reception in Hall of Architecture, Carnegie Museum of Natural History)

Jazz Week Lecture

“Artistry in Rhythm: Dedicated to Kenny Clarke,”

Winard Harper;

WPU Assembly Rm., 2 pm

Jazz Week Lecture

“‘Bags’ Meets ‘Wes’: A Salute to Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery,”

Dave Pike & Bobby Broom;

WPU Assembly Rm., 3-4:30 pm

Asian Studies/Linguistics Lecture

“Nominalization & Relativization: The Japanese & the Rest of the World,”

Masayoshi Shibatani, Rice;

332 CL, 3 pm (8-7426)

French & Italian Nicholas C. Tucci Lecture

“Cartographic Dante,”

Theodore Cachey Jr., Notre Dame;

144 CL, 3 pm (reception follows in 156 CL)

Classics Lecture

“Classics in the 21st Century: Radical Change & Deep Traditions,”

Gregory Crane, Tufts;

244A CL, 4 pm

Women’s Basketball

Vs. Seton Hill;

Petersen, 7 pm

Saturday 6

boundary 2 Symposium

602 CL, 9:45 am-6 pm (4-6523)

Jazz Week Lecture

“From ‘Bird’ to ‘Trane’ With Love,”

Peter King & Javon Jackson;

WPU Assembly Rm., 10 am

Jazz Week Lecture

“A Salute to Louis ‘Pops’ Armstrong,”

Jon Faddis & Randy Brecker;

WPU Assembly Rm., noon

Jazz Seminar Concert

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (4-4125)

Sunday 7

Slovak Heritage Festival

CL Commons Rm., 1-5 pm (4-5906)

Monday 8

Health & Wellness Lecture

“Getting Better Sleep: What You Need to Know,”

Daniel Buysse, UPMC;

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

Men’s Basketball Vs. RI;

Petersen, 7 pm


“Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets”;

lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 7 pm

Tuesday 9

HSLS Workshop

“Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching in PsycINFO,”

Michele Klein-Fedyshin;

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

Health Services Research Seminar

“Predicting Hospital Readmission Before the Index Admission,”

Pamela Peele & Scott Zasadil;

305 Parkvale, noon

World History Lecture

“Being Multidisciplinary,”

Tom Anderson;

3703 Posvar, noon

CRSP Lecture

“Race, Class & Student Achievement in KIPP Middle Schools,”

Philip Gleason, Mathematica;

2017 CL, noon (4-7382)

Pitt Alumni Assn. Lectures

“The Department of Defense Injury Prevention & Human Performance Research Programs,”

Scott Lephart, SHRS;

“Seeing Without Eyes: Sensory Substitution for the Blind,”

Amy Nau, UPMC;

Soldiers & Sailors Grand Ballrm., 6-9 pm (412/647-4220)

Wednesday 10

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Do Not Disturb…the Brain: Minimal Invasion for Maximizing Resection of Brain & Spinal Cord Lesions,”

Robert Friedlander;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“Lung Cancer: Histo-Molecular Classification & Signaling Pathways,”

Elisabeth Brambilla, Grenoble U Hospital;

Scaife lecture rm. 5, noon (8-1040)

SAC Mtg.

532 Alumni, 12:15 pm

GSPIA Ford Inst. Lecture

“The Responsibility to Protect,”

Alison Giffen, Stimson Ctr.;

3800 Posvar, 12:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Protein Sequence Analysis,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Men’s Basketball

Vs. IL-Chicago;

Petersen, 7 pm

Latin American Studies Film

“La Bella del Alhambra”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Thursday 11

GSPH Foster Lecture in Alzheimer’s Disease

“Dementia in the Aged: Inevitable, Postponable or Preventable?”

Lewis Kuller;

G23 Parran, 11:30 am

EOH Seminar

“The Tip of the Iceberg: Emerging Critical Role of MicroRNAs in Lung Fibrosis,”

Naftali Kaminski;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Unpacking the Archive: Ichthyology, Photography & the Archival Record in Colonial Korea,”

Gyewon Kim, Asian studies/history of art & architecture;

4130 Posvar, noon

Humanities Colloquium

“Approaches: Charting the Sicilian Island Through Other Spaces & Non-Places,”

Lina Insana;

602 CL, 12:30-2 pm

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Ahlam Saleh;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


“Instructional Practices in the Distance Education Environment,”

Carol Washburn, CIDDE;

4060 Forbes Tower, 3-4:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“A Catchment-Scale Hydrologic Response to Soil Calcium Silicate Amendment,”

Mark Green, Plymouth State;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Reading

Michael Thomas;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm

PhD Defenses


“Functional Connectivity Analysis of fMRI Time-Series Data,”

Dongli Zhou;

Oct. 28, 2321 CL, 2:30 pm


“The Effects of Obesity on Occupant Injury Risk in Frontal Impact: A Computer Modeling Approach,”

Michael Turkovich;

Nov. 2, Bakery Square Conf. Rm., Suite 401, 6425 Penn Ave., 9 am

Engineering/Industrial Engineering

“Understanding the Modeling Skill Shift in Engineering: The Impact of Epistemology, Metacognition & Self-Efficacy,”

Tuba Pinar Yildrim;

Nov. 2, 1060 Benedum, 3:30 pm

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“The Effect of NCLB on State Board & Local School Board Relations: A Pennsylvania Example,”

Joseph Dietrich;

Nov. 4, 4321 Posvar, 11 am

SIS/Information & Technology

“An Access Control & Trust Management Framework for Loosely-Coupled Multidomain Environments,”

Yue Zhang;

Nov. 4, 1A04 IS, 1 pm


“Mechanistic Bases of Subtype-Specific NMDA Receptor Channel Properties,”

Beth Siegler Retchless;

Nov. 8, A219B Langley, noon


“Dynamic Cortical Actin Contractions During Convergence & Extension of Frog Embryo,”

Hye Young Kim;

Nov. 9, 102 Benedum, 2 pm


“Lifting ‘the Long Shadow’: Kategoria & Apologia in the Legacy of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study,”

Autumn Boyer;

Nov. 9, 1109B CL, 2 pm


“Nanoparticle Contrast Agents for Optical Coherence Tomography,”

Michelle Gabriele;

Nov. 10, 102 Benedum, 10:30 am


“Micro-Technologies to Constrain Neuronal Networks,”

Ashwin Vishwanathan;

Nov. 10, BST3 5th fl. conf. rm., 1:30 pm

Medicine/Molecular Biology

“Biophysical Characterization of Chemically Unfolded States of the Membrane Protein Rhodopsin,”

Arpana Dutta;

Nov. 11, 6014 BST3, 3 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre


through Nov. 7;

Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster, W-F 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm (4-7529)

Theatre Student Labs

“Wanda’s Visit” & “Krapp’s Last Tape”;

Nov. 10-14; Studio Theatre, CL, W-F 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Harriet Tubman Loved Somebody”;

Pgh. Playwrights Theatre Co., 542 Penn Ave., Nov. 4-20; Th-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 4 pm, also 1 pm Nov. 13 & 11 am Nov. 18 (4-8498)


Bradford Campus Exhibits

UPB faculty; through Oct. 29;

“Affairs of the Art: 8th Annual Pitt-Bradford Student Art Exhibition”;

Nov. 5-Dec. 3;

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

Law Library Exhibit

“Lumen,” John Fobes; through Nov. 12; Barco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours

University Art Gallery Exhibit

“Slag: What’s Left After Industry?” HA&A students; Nov. 1-29; U Art Gallery, FFA, 10 am-4 pm M-F (8-2400)


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 for Faculty

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

Women’s Studies/GSPIA Iris 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 Nov. 11-24. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Nov. 4 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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