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January 20, 2011


Thursday 20

EOH Seminar

“Telomerase & Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis,”

Mary Armanios;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“Lipid-Induced Insulin Resistance: Good News, Bad News,”

John Dube;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Cancer Prevention & Weight Loss: Is There a Link?”

Faina Linkov;

A115 Crabtreee, noon

Biostatistics Seminar

“Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling of Zero-Inflated Longitudinal Patient-Reported Outcomes & Survival,”

Laura Hatfield, U of MN;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

UPP Lecture

“Books & Graphics Design,”

Rick Landesberg;

Latin Am. Lecture Rm., 1st fl. Hillman, 4 pm (3-2493)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Don Hopey;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus Reading


Lori Jakiela & student writers;

Village Coffeehouse, UPG, 7 pm

Black Action Society/CCLD Lecture

“Race & Diversity,”

Tim Wise;

WPU Assembly Rm., 7-8:30 pm (8-9523)

History Lecture

“Black Nationalism, Social Democracy & the American Civil Rights Movement,”

Steven Hahn, Penn;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm

Friday 21

Bradford Campus Free Flu Shot Clinic

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 11 am-2 pm (also Feb. 3; 814/362-0968)

Black Action Society/CCLD Unity Brunch

André Kimo Stone Guess, August Wilson Ctr. for African American Culture;

WPU Assembly Rm., 11:30 am-1 pm (8-9523)

ULS Concert

Brenda Jean;

Cup & Chaucer, ground fl. Hillman, noon

GI Research Rounds

“Genetics of Pancreatic Disease,”

Jessica LaRusch;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, noon

Memorial Service

For Michael “Mickey” Perloff, philosophy, who died Nov. 19;

Heinz Chapel, 1 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Intro to HSLS Resources & Services at Falk Library”;

meet inside Falk Library entrance, 1 pm

Women’s Studies/Humanities Reading Group

Discussion of Judith Halberstam’s  “In a Queer Time & Place”;

602 CL, 2-3:30 pm (

Anthropology Lecture

“How to Avoid Paying Grocery Bills: The Relationship Between Speech & Subjects in Small-Town South India,”

Laura Brown, U of MI;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Bradford Campus Performance

“We’re Moving On: The Speeches, Life & Times of Martin Luther King”;

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

Monday 24

Neurobiology of Brain Dysfunction Lecture

“Multiple Sclerosis & Other Inflammatory Disorders,”

Rock Heyman;

114 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am

Mathematics Lecture

“Can We See Through the Big Bang Into Another World?”

Sir Roger Penrose, U of Oxford;

UClub Ballrm. B, 4 pm (4-8375)

Men’s Basketball Vs. Notre Dame;

Petersen, 7 pm

Tuesday 25

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Regulation of Immune Responses in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation,”

Robert Negrin, Stanford;

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

Health Services Research Seminar

“Race & Tubal Sterilization,”

Sonya Borrero;

305 Parkvale, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Ernst Mach’s ‘Method of Variation’ in Otto Neurath’s Economic Theory,”

Elisabeth Nemeth, U of Vienna;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

UClub Ballrm. A, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Mitochondrial Protein Acetylation: A Potential Link Between Mitochondria & Insulin Resistance?”

Michael Sack, NHLBI;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

HSLS Lecture

“Chris Barnard & the Story of Heart Transplantation,”

David Cooper, Starzl Transplantation Inst.;

Scaife lecture rm. 5, 6 pm (8-8927)

Wednesday 26

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Blood Transfusions in Orthopaedics: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly,”

Antonia Chen;

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

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“The Recess Study: Taking Time Out to Assess Red Blood Cell Storage,”

Marie Steiner;

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

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Biomedical Informatics Workshop

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

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper conf. rm. C, 11 am

E&EI Lecture

“Multidrug Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: Interaction With the Cornea & Development of New Therapeutics,”

Michael Gilmore, Harvard;

129 Victoria, noon (412/647-2331)

Pathology Research Seminar

“Prognostic Signatures for Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Relating Clinical Findings to Basic Mechanisms,”

Michael Prystowsky, Albert Einstein College of Medicine;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

HSLS Workshop

“SNPs & Genetic Variation,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Neurology Grand Rounds

“In-Patient & Out-patient HOT Cases,”

John Doyle & Lisa Roeske-Anderson;

1105 Scaife, 4 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,”

Julie Holinga, Amit Raina & Priya Roy;

11 Scaife conf. ctr., 5 pm

Bradford Campus Literary Magazine Celebration

Unveiling of 2011 issue of Baily’s Beads;

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

Women’s Studies Film


3415 Posvar, 7:45 pm

Thursday 27

Endocrine Research Conference

“Molecular Mechanisms of Vascular Dysfunction in Diabetes,”

Hunter Champion;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes: There Is a Solution (at Least for Some!)”

Trevor Orchard & Tina Costacou;

A115 Crabtree, noon

EOH Seminar

“Tissue-Specific Regulation of miRNAs in Endoderm-Derived Tissues,”

Jonathan Schug, Penn;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

World History Seminar

“The World-Historical Dataverse: A Work Plan in Programming”;

501 IS, 3-4:30 pm

GSPIA Philanthropy Forum

“Corporate Philanthropy: Tackling Tough Problems With New Approaches,”

Margaret McKenna, Walmart Foundation;

UClub Ballrm. A, 3:30-5:30 pm (8-1336)

Biostatistics Seminar

“Statistical Methods & Study Designs for Detecting & Replicating Rare Variant Complex Trait Associations: Application to Sequence Data,”

Dajiang Liu, Rice;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

James Cowen;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Identifying the Molecular & Genetic Basis of Sudden Cardiac Death,”

Barry London, medicine;

2500 Posvar, 4:30 pm

Latin American Film

“Choropampa: The Price of Gold”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Bradford Campus Comedy Show

Pitt Improvers;

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

Friday 28

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“New Paradigms in Imaging Neurotransmitter Release With PET,”

Rajesh Narendran;

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

ULS Concert

Jay Hitt;

Cup & Chaucer, ground fl. Hillman, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Beyond Reduction vs. Autonomy in Psychology,”

David Danks, CMU;

817R CL, 3:30 pm

Saturday 29

Women’s Basketball Vs. Marquette;

Petersen, 2 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

Third Coast Percussion;

Carnegie Library lecture hall, 8 pm (tickets: 412/394-3353; info: 4-4125)

Monday 31

Neurobiology of Brain Dysfunction Seminar

“Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias,”

William Klunk & Oscar Lopez;

114 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am

CRSP Lecture

“The Intractable Career of James Crow III,”

Robert Hill, Public Affairs;

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

CIDDE Workshop

“CourseWeb Level 1”;

B23 Alumni, 2-4 pm

Humanities/Women’s Studies Lecture

“The Queer Art of Failure,”

Judith Halberstam, USC;

UClub Ballrm. B, 5 pm (4-8519)


Tuesday 1

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Restriction: Insights Into Development & Disease,”

Seth Margolis;

520 E&EI, 11 am

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Defending Structural Realism or ‘The Newman Objection: What Objection?’”

John Worrall, London School of Economics;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Humanities/Women’s Studies Colloquium

“Low Theory: Losing Hope & Finding Nemo,”

Judith Halberstam, USC;

602 CL, 12:30-2 pm (4-8519)

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Double Duty: The Apototic Engulfment Protein Ced-6 Operates in Yolk Accumulation in Flies,”

Linton Traub;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Women’s Hoopla


reception at 5:30 pm, followed by game vs. Cincinnati at 7 pm (4-6623)

Wednesday 2

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“The Emerging Epidemic of HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer: Potential Implications,”

Erich Sturgis;

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

Fox Ctr. for Vision Restoration Lecture

“Eye Transplantation: Vision, Insights & Outlook,”

Vijay Gorantla, surgery;

E&EI 5th fl. boardrm., 11:45 am-1 pm (RSVP:

Latin American Studies Lecture

“USAID Party Development Program,”

Scott Morgenstern, political science;

4130 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Cancer Informatics,” Ansuman Chattopadhyay; Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

CIDDE Workshop

“CourseWeb Level 1”; B23 Alumni, 2-4 pm

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Humanities/Women’s Studies Forum

“The Future of Queer Studies,”

Judith Halberstam, USC;

602 CL, 4-5:30 pm (also Feb. 3, 3-5 pm; 4-8519)

Neurology Grand Rounds

“Gene Therapy for Chronic Pain: Phase 1 Clinical Trial,”

David Fink;

1105 Scaife, 4 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Gastroenterology & Hepatology,”

Veron Browne & Jeffrey Easler;

11 Scaife conf. ctr., 5 pm

Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Thursday 3

HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 9-11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Diabetes Prevention & Treatment: Hospital—Home—Community,”

Linda Siminerio;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Teahouse, Brothel & Street Corner: Venues & Songs of a Hong Kong Blind Singer,”

Bell Yung, music;

4130 Posvar, noon (4-7370)

Staff Assn. Council Safety Workshop

Kathy Humphrey & Deborah Walker, Student Affairs;

Ronald Bennett, Pitt Police;

WPU Ballrm., noon

Humanities/Women’s Studies Colloquium

“Dude, Where’s My Phallus? Forgetting, Losing, Looping,”

Judith Halberstam, USC;

602 CL, 12:30-2 pm (4-8519)

Chemistry Seminar

“Electroanalytical Measurements in Living Systems: Understanding Neurological Disease State Mechanisms,”

Michael Johnson, U of KS;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Shikha Sharma, WVU;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

PhD Defenses


“Fluorous Mixture Synthesis of 4 Stereoisomers of the C21-C40 Fragment of Tetrafibricin & Efforts Toward Total Synthesis of Tetrafibricin,”

Kai Zhang;

Jan. 21, 209 Eberly, 4-6 pm


“Nuclear Weapons After the Cold War: Change & Continuity in Public Discourses,”

David Cram Helwich;

Jan. 24, 1109B CL, 1 pm

GSPH/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

“Development of Candidate Vaccine Strategies Against Rift Valley Fever Virus,”

Nitin Bhardwaj;

Jan. 26, G23 Parran, 2 pm

A&S/Biological Sciences

“Phosphorylation of Drosophilia Slipper at a Conserved MAPK Motif Is Required for Response to Heat Stress,”

Rebecca Gonda;

Feb. 1, A219B Langley, 9:30 am


Kuntu Repertory Theatre


through Feb. 5; 7th fl. Alumni aud., Th-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 4 pm, also Jan. 29 at 1 pm and Feb. 3 at 11 am (4-8498)

Pitt Student Lab Performances

“The Well of Horniness” & “Medusa’s Tale”;

Feb. 2-6; Studio Theatre, CL, W-F 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm


University Art Gallery Exhibit

“Studio Arts Wyoming Field Study Exhibition,”

studio arts students;

through Jan. 28; U Art Gallery, FFA, 10 am-4 pm (8-2430)

Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Rustique: The Art of Oxidation,” Dan Coyle;

through Jan. 28; Barco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours

Hillman Exhibit

“American Association of University Presses Book, Jacket & Journal Show,” through Jan. 21;

“The University of Pittsburgh Press Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary,”

through Feb. 18;

Hillman 1st fl. Latin American lecture rm., reg. library hours (8-7710)

UPB Art Exhibit

“Rooted in Intuition: Paintings & Sculptures by Diane Marie Kramer”;

through Feb. 25; KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB


UPB Maya Archaeology Trip

Jan. 30 is deadline to sign up for March 5-12 trip. Contact Isabelle Champlin, 814/362-7623 or Itinerary available at

University Times Books, Journals & More Supplement

Deadline Jan. 31. Submit online at (info: 4-4644)

OMET Teaching Surveys

Deadline for requests is Feb. 4 for surveys to be given March 15-April 21.

Log onto; click on the direct link. (4-6134)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Feb. 3-17. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Jan. 27 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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