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December 9, 2010


Thursday 9

EOH Seminar

“Nuclear Receptors as Therapeutic Targets in Alzheimer’s Disease,”

Gary Landreth;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Physical Activity: Quantity or Quality?”

Andrea Kriska;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Long-term Staff Recognition Reception

To honor staff members who have completed 20, 30, 40 & 50 years of service to the University; Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 3 pm (4-5622)

Academic Career Development Postdoc Professionalism Workshop

“Managing the Direction of Your Career: Using an Individual Development Plan,”

Steven Wendell; S120 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Materials That Can Withstand High Temperatures: An Important Aspect of the Energy Picture,”

Brian Gleeson, engineering;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Interaction of Basaltic Dikes & Wet Sediment at Glaciovolcanic Centers: Examples From Iceland & Mars,”

Holly Kagy;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Latin American Film

“Los Dioses Rotos”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Friday 10

• Last day for undergrad day classes for fall term.

• Deadline for continuing students to register for spring term without a penalty.

HPI Governance Briefing

“The Board’s Role in Creating a Culture of High Quality,”

Greg Carlson, U of AL-Birmingham;

PAA, 8-9:30 am (4-3608)

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Information Integration & Statistical Meta-Analysis for Combining Multiple Genomic Studies,”

George Tseng;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

527 CL, 12:10 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Can Better Understanding of the Cellular Mechanisms of Virus Replication Give Novel Opportunities for Drug & Vaccine Development?”

Mark Marsh;

520 E&EI, 2 pm

Memorial Service

For Bertram Carroll, faculty member in political science, who died March 11, 2010;

UClub Fraternity Grill 2nd fl., 4-6 pm

CGS End of Term Celebration

PAA bowling alley, 5:30-8:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Concert

Pitt-Greensburg Chorale & Chamber Singers;

Campana Chapel & Lecture Ctr., UPG, 7:30 pm

Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

(tickets: 412/394-3353; info: 4-4125)

Saturday 11

• Reading day.

• CGS, Saturday, grad & evening classes will continue to meet during this period;

final exams for those classes should be held during the last scheduled class meeting.

Men’s Basketball Vs. TN;

Consol Energy Ctr., 3:15 pm

Women’s Choral Ensemble Holiday Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

(tickets: 412/394-3353; info: 4-4125)

Sunday 12

Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

(tickets: 412/394-3353; info: 4-4125)

Monday 13

• Final exams for undergrad day classes through Dec. 18.

Health & Wellness Lecture

“Depression: Get the Facts,”

Ellen Frank, UPMC;

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

Tuesday 14

GI Journal Club

“Randomized Controlled Trials: Drug Treatment,”

John Nasir & Dhiraj Yadav;

Presby M2 conf. rm., 7:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Osher Inst. Open House

4th fl. CL, 10 am-noon (4-7308)

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Control of Organ Size & Tumorigenesis by the Hippo Signaling Pathway,”

Duojia Pan;

520 E&EI, 11 am

MWRI Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar

“Endocrine Resistance in Breast Cancer: Genetics or Epigenetics?”

Steffi Oesterreich;

MWRI 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon

ULS Writers Café Reading

Cup & Chaucer, ground fl. Hillman, noon-1:30 pm

MMG Seminar

“Recent Advances in Understanding Clostridium Perfringens Pathogensis,”

Bruce McClane;

503 Bridgeside Point II, 3:15 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Novel Metabolic Functions of Group VIA Phospholipase A2,”

Suzanne Barbour, VA Commonwealth U;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Grad Certificate in Gerontology Info Session

4th fl. CL, 5:30 pm (4-6600)

Wednesday 15

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Role of STAT1 in Controlling GVHD,”

Markus Mapara;

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

Bioinformatics Lecture

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

M3901 Presby, 11 am

(to register:

HSLS Workshop

“Sequence Similarity Searching,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

GI Grand Rounds

“Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,”

Shari Rogal, Venkata Muddana & Bridger Clarke;

Scaife 11th fl. conf. ctr., 5 pm

Thursday 16

ADRC Lecture

“Is the UCSD Brief Assessment of Capacity to Consent (UBACC) a Useful Tool for AD Researchers?”

Lauren Terhorst & Amanda Gentry, nursing;

ADRC conf. rm. S439 Montefiore, noon


“Strategies to Promote Classroom Management,”

Barbara Frey, CIDDE;

6012 Forbes Tower, noon

EOH Seminar

“Traffic on the Genetic Information Highway: Dynamics of Repair Proteins & Telomere Binding Proteins on DNA Revealed by Single Molecule Imaging,”

Hong Wang;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Bioterrorism: The Government Overreacts to Perceived Threats,”

Elodie Ghedin;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Pesticides, Parkinson’s Disease & the Creature From the Black Lagoon,”

J. Timothy Greenamyre, medicine;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Friday 17

SBDC Workshop

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

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

Medicine Faculty Development Lecture

“Education Debate: Why Don’t You Come to My Lecture?”

Bob Arnold & John Mahoney;

1105 Scaife, 8 am

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“Crossing the Bridge to Adulthood: ADHD-Related Struggles in Adolescence to Age 20 With a Focus on Alcohol,”

Brooke Molina;

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

GI Research Rounds

“Nutrition Support,”

Stephen O’Keefe;

Presby M2 conf. rm., noon

Saturday 18

• Fall term ends; official date for degrees awarded in fall term.

Men’s Basketball Vs. MD Eastern Shore;

Petersen, 7 pm

Sunday 19

• Residence halls close.

• Winter recess through Jan. 4 for students, all schools.

Tuesday 21

• Fall term grades must be approved by instructors by midnight before final posting can begin.

GI Pathophysiology/Board Review

“Anatomy & Physiology of the Small Bowel,”

Matthew Rockacy;

Presby M2 conf. rm., 7:30 am

Wednesday 22

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Men’s Basketball Vs. American;

Petersen, 7 pm

Friday 24

• Winter recess for faculty & staff through Jan. 3; designated University offices, including major responsibility centers & research projects, will be staffed as necessary.

Monday 27

Men’s Basketball Vs. UConn;

Petersen, 8:30 pm

Tuesday 28

Women’s Basketball Vs. Austin Peay;

Petersen, 7 pm


Tuesday 4

• All University offices & buildings reopen.

• Residence halls open.

Wednesday 5

• Spring term enrollment period ends for all students.

• Spring term classes begin.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Personalizing Therapy for Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers,”

Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. ground fl. conf. rm. C, 8 am

Fox Ctr. for Vision Restoration Lecture

“Drag-Reducing Polymer Effects on Blood Microcirculation in Vivo & in Vitro,”

Marina Kamaneva, McGowan Inst.;

E&EI 5th fl. boardrm., noon

PhD Defenses

IS/Telecommunications & Networking

“Security in Wireless Sensor Networks Employing MACGSP6,”

Yuttasart Nitipaichit;

Dec. 9, 1A04 IS, 10 am


“Mortality After Metastatic Breast Cancer: Co-morbidity as a Mediator of Age on Survival & Delays in Treatment for Breast Cancer Metastasis,”

Su Yon Jung;

Dec. 9, 109 Parran, 11 am

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Uncovering the Biological Functions of Phosphatase of Regenerating Liver-2,”

Yan Wang;

Dec. 9, 1395 Starzl BST, 2 pm

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“A Developmental Perspective on Leadership Education of Aspiring Principals,”

Francois Guilleux;

Dec. 9, 4321 Posvar, 2 pm

IS/Telecommunications & Networking

“Generation of Classificatory Metadata for Web Resources Using Social Tags,”

Sue Yeon Syn;

Dec. 10, 522 IS, 10 am

Medicine/Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology

“Biophysical & Pharmacological Characterization of Cytoplasmic Dynein Heavy Chain 1,”

Hikmat Daghestani;

Dec. 10, 1018 BST3, 2 pm

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Exploitation of siRNA Methodology to Identify Novel Anticancer Treatments,”

Carolyn Kitchens;

Dec. 14, 1395 Starzl BST, 10 am

Medicine/Biomedical Informatics

“Effect of a Metacognitive Intervention on Cognitive Heuristic Use During Diagnostic Accuracy,”

Velma Payne;

Dec. 14, M185 Parkvale, 3 pm


“Determination & Implications of Electroosmotic Transport in the Brain,”

Yifay Guy;

Dec. 15, 211 DL, 10 am


“Working Memory & Temporal Patterns: The Implications of Neural Populations,”

Sergio Verduzco-Flores;

Dec. 17, 703 Thackeray, 10 am

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Treprostinil for Protection of Liver Grafts Against Ischemia & Reperfusion Injury During Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: A Translational Study,”

Nisanne Ghonem;

Dec. 16, 456 Salk, 10 am


“Working Memory & Temporal Patterns: The Implications of Neural Populations,”

Sergio Verduzco-Flores;

Dec. 17, 703 Thackeray, 10 am

Education/Instruction & Learning

“Assessing the Effects of Phonological Processing & Phonemic Awareness Professional Development for Elementary Teachers (K-2) Working With English Language Learners (ELLs),”

Elizabeth Rangel;

Dec. 17, 5314 Posvar, 11 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Sciences

“The Development & Validation of the Vestibular Activities & Participation (VAP) Measure for People With Vestibular Disorders Based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability & Health (ICF),”

Alia Alghwiri;

Jan. 5, 4060 Forbes Tower, 10 am


Pgh. Irish & Classical Theatre

“Hobson’s Choice”;

through Dec. 18;

Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster, W-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, also Dec. 14 at 7 pm & Dec. 18 at 2 pm (412/561-6000)

Africana Studies Dance & Drum Ensemble Production

“Nativity: A Christmas Gift”;

through Dec. 19;

Alumni 7th fl. aud., F & Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 5 pm (8-2276)


Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Rustique: The Art of Oxidation,”

Dan Coyle;

through Jan. 28;

Barco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours


EUCE Faculty Grant Competition

Deadline to submit applications is Dec. 10. Application forms & grant information can be found at

Women’s Studies/GSPIA Iris Marion Young Award

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

Bradford Campus Literary Magazine

Submissions for “Baily’s Beads” literary magazine due Dec. 17 at 103 Blaisdell, UPB, or mail to 300 Campus Drive, Bradford 16701.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Jan. 6-20. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Dec. 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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