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February 3, 2011


Trading cards from the Health Sciences Library System’s exhibit “Harry Potter’s World: Science, Magic & Medicine,” which will be on display Feb. 14-March 26 in Falk Library.

Trading cards from the Health Sciences Library System’s exhibit “Harry Potter’s World: Science, Magic & Medicine,” which will be on display Feb. 14-March 26 in Falk Library.

Thursday 3

Bradford Campus Free Flu Shot Clinic

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 11 am-2 pm

Brain, Behavior & Cancer Seminar

“Role of the Endocannabinoid System in Regulation of Nausea & Vomiting,”

Linda Parker;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper conf. rm. C, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“Developmental Decisions in the Pancreatic Epithelium: Role of Cell-Cell & Cell-Matrix Interactions,”

Vincenzo Cirulli;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

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 (8-7370)

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

Humanities/Women’s Studies Forum

“The Future of Queer Studies,”

Judith Halberstam, USC;

602 CL, 3-5 pm (4-8519)

Biostatistics Seminar

“Corrections for Case-Control Design in Secondary Trait Analysis,”

Hua Yun Chen, U of IL-Chicago;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Environmental Change, Energy & Isotopes,”

Shikha Sharma, WVU;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Bradford Campus Behavioral & Social Sciences Lecture

“Egypt: The New Islamic Revolution,”

Tony Gaskew, criminal justice;

Harriett B. Wick Chapel, UPB, 7:30 pm

Friday 4

HPI Briefing

“Preparing Advocate to Become an ACO: Hospital-Physician Integration,”

Mark Shields, Advocate Health Care;

PAA, 8-9:30 am

Magee-Womens Black History Month Celebration

Magee-Womens zero level aud., 8 am-4 pm

Endocrine Conference

“Cutaneous Manifestations of Endocrine Disease,”

Robin Gehris;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

ULS Concert

The Moonlighters;

Cup & Chaucer, ground fl. Hillman, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“On Models With Separate Systems of Screener-Offs for Bell’s Correlations,”

Tomasz Placek, Jagiellonian U;

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

Hillman Steelers Party

Cup & Chaucer, Hillman, 1-3:30 pm

Humanities/Women’s Studies Lecture

“Transgenders in a Global Frame,”

Judith Halberstam, USC;

602 CL, 2 pm (4-8519)

Music on the Edge Concert


Bellefield aud., 8 pm (tickets: 412/394-3353)

Saturday 5

Chemistry Workshop

“Job Searching for Chemical Professionals”;

Ashe Aud., Chevron, 8:30 am-4 pm (

Bradford Campus Improv Workshop

Pitt Improvers;

218 Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, noon-3 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Cincinnati;

Petersen, 6 pm

Monday 7

GI Lecture


Kevin McGrath;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Neurobiology of Brain Dysfunction Lecture

“Schizophrenia, Other Psychoses & Bipolar Disorder,”

David Lewis;

114 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Search Clinic”;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Tuesday 8

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Driving Biological Discovery Using Quantitative Proteomics,”

John Yates;

520 E&EI, 11 am

Health Services Research Seminar

“Explaining the Rise in Educational Gradients in Mortality,”

Seth Richards-Shubik;

305 Parkvale, noon

MWRI Seminar

“Importance of Conducting Research in the Area of Disease Prevention: Obtaining Skills Through MMPH Program,”

Ronald LaPorte & Faina Linkov;

MWRI 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Cutting Edge Opportunities for Optical Imaging: A Review of New Technologies Within the CBI,”

Simon Watkins;

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

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“From Substantival to Functional Vitalism & Beyond: Animas, Organisms & Attitudes,”

Charles Wolfe;

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

Global Health Film

“Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma”;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30-5:30 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

“Italian Saints Against Bohemian Heretics: Heterodoxy, Witchcraft & Mysticism c. 1500,”

Tamar Herzig, Tel Aviv U;

501G CL, 4:30 pm

Wednesday 9

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Surgical Treatment for Low Back Pain: Lumbar Fusion vs. Intervertebral Disc Arthroplasty,”

Steven Leckie;

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

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Molecular Insights & Translational Challenges in Adult Neurooncology,”

Frank Lieberman;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“Heat Shock Protein 70 Is an Endogenous Inhibitor of Toll-like Receptor 4 Signaling During Enterocyte Apoptosis in the Setting of Necrotizing Enterocolotis,”

Amin Afrazi;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Staff Assn. Council Mtg.

532 Alumni, 12:15-2 pm

Pathology Research Seminar

“The Role of Macricryptic Peptides in Stem Cell Recruitment & Differentiation,”

Vineet Agrawal;

1104 Scaife, 12:30 pm (8-1040)

HSLS Workshop

“Intro to Vector NTI,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

English/Communication Lecture

Tara McPherson, USC;

324 CL, 5 pm

World History Workshop

“Africa in World History,”

Rebecca Shumway & Yolanda Covington-Ward;

4130 Posvar, 5-8 pm

Bradford Campus FAFSA Workshop

Bring 2010 tax return, W2s, tax schedules, social security numbers, birthdates, asset information on parents & students, driver’s license number for students;

158 Sport & Fitness Ctr., UPB, 6-8:30 pm (814/362-7550)

Women’s Studies Queer Cinema


3415 Posvar, 7:45 pm

Thursday 10

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 9-11 am

Endocrine Research Conference

“Dissecting Src-family Kinase Signaling in ES & CML Cells With Chemical Genetics,”

Thomas Smithgall;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Development of the Tycho Database, Digitization & Integration of 122 Years of Weekly US Surveillance Data in Electronic Form,”

Willem van Panhuis;

A115 Crabtree, noon

EOH Seminar

“Genomics of Pulmonary Function in Mice,”

Koustav Ganguly;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“An Update on Korean Studies Resources at Pitt,”

Xiuying Zou, Pitt’s East Asian Library, & Ho Nam Choi, Korean Inst. of Science & Technology Information;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Strategies for Broadening Participation & Fostering Excellence in Chemistry,”

Jodi Wesemann, American Chemical Society;

12A Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Metal Chemistry in the Marcellus Shale,”

Tracy Bank, U of Buffalo;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“The Torturous Route to Establishing a New Clinical Entity: The Apraxia of Speech Diagnosis,”

Malcolm McNeil, SHRS;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Gut Club Lecture

“The Role of Intestinal Flora in the Pathophysiology & Treatment of IBS,”

Mark Pimentel;

UClub Ballrm. A, 6-8:15 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“The Lords of the Lash & the Lords of the Loom: Freedom, Slavery & the Making of Early America,”

Eric Kimball, history;

Campana Lecture Ctr., UPG, 7 pm

Friday 11

Endocrine Conference

“Continuous Oral Contraception: Changing Paradigms,”

Michelle Roberts;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

WPIC Lecture

“Entering the Golden Age of Schizophrenia Treatment: Neuroplasticity-Based Cognitive Training for Impaired Neural Systems,”

Sophia Vinogradov;

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

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Metabolic Regulators of Pancreatic Beta Cell Proliferation,”

Laura Alonso;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

GI Research Rounds

“Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome,” Mark Pimentel; M2 conf. rm. Presby, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Fell Meets Haag: How Can We Tell Free & Interacting Quantum Fields Apart?”

David John Baker, U of MI;

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

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

512 CL, 12:10 pm

Bradford Campus Comedy Show

“Beyond Funny,” Pitt Improvers;

Bromeley Family Theatre, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm

Saturday 12

Bradford Campus Admissions Open House

Meet at KOA Speer Electronics Lobby, Blaisdell, UPB, 12:30 pm (1-800/872-1787)

Women’s Basketball Vs. S. FL;

Petersen, 2 pm

Bradford Campus Fieldhouse Frenzy

Women’s basketball vs. LaRoche, 1 pm;

men’s basketball vs. LaRoche, 3 pm;

alumni men’s basketball, 5 pm (814/362-7520)

Sunday 13

Heinz Chapel Choir Chamber Choir Festival

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (4-4125)

Monday 14

Neurobiology of Brain Dysfunction Lecture

“Autism & Autism Spectrum Disorder,”

Nancy Minshew;

114 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am

HSLS Film Screening

“Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix”;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, 7 pm

Tuesday 15

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Linda Hartman;

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

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon-2 pm

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Ultrasound-microbubble Mediated Gene Delivery for Cancer,”

Liza Villanueva;

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

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“The Absolute Arithmetic Continuum & Its Peircean Counterpart,”

Philip Ehrlich, Ohio U;

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

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“Black History: More Than a Week, More Than a Month,”

Carolyn Lewis, Action Planning 101;

118 Village, UPG, 5:30 pm

Women’s Basketball Vs. Providence;

Petersen, 7 pm

Wednesday 16

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“The Role of Chemotherapy in the Evolving Landscape of Melanoma Management,”

Hussein Tawbi;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“The Cell & Molecular Pathogenesis of Liver Fibrosis & Portal Hypertension,”

Don Chase Rockey, Southwestern Medicine School;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

HSLS Workshop

“Pathway Analysis Tools 1,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Liver Diseases”;

11 Scaife conf. ctr., 5 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. S. FL.;

Petersen, 7 pm

Women’s Studies Queer Cinema

“Happy Together”;

3415 Posvar, 7:45 pm

Thursday 17

World History Workshop

“World History as Teaching Moments,”

Tom Anderson;

3703 Posvar, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Audible Traces: Documenting Indian Prisoners of War in World War I Europe,”

Neepa Majumdar, English;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Endocrine Research Conference

“Regulation of Mitochondrial Energy Metabolism by Lysine Acetylation,”

Eric Goetzman;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“The Challenges in Environmental Epidemiology: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly,”

Evelyn Talbott;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Chemistry Seminar

“Progress in the Middle-Down Proteomics (Automated LC-MS/MS Analysis of Small Proteins & Large Peptides),”

Catherine Fenselau, U of MD;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Evaluating the Ca Isotopo Proxy,”

Matthew Fantle, Penn State;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus La Cultura Lecture

“IFTA India Trip,”

Katrina Beckman, Stephanie Chaffee, Frances Mahl & Meghan Stromberg;

118 Village, UPG, 7 pm

PhD Defenses


“Development & Behavioral Significance of Precise Tonotopy in an Inhibitory Circuit of the Auditory Brainstem,”

Amanda Clause;

Feb. 10, LRDC 2nd fl. aud., 10 am


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Traces”; through Feb. 5;

7th fl. Alumni aud., Th-Sat. 8 pm, also Feb. 3 at 11 am (4-8498)

Pitt Lab Performances

“The Well of Horniness” &

“Medusa’s Tale”;

through Feb. 6;

Studio Theatre, CL, Th-F 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm (4-6568)


Hillman Exhibit

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

through Feb. 18;

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

Bradford Campus Art Exhibit

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

through Feb. 25;

KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB

HSLS Exhibit

“Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic & Medicine”;

Feb. 14-March 26;

Falk Library

HA&A Exhibit

“Mind Space, Maximalism in Contrasts”;

U Art Gallery, FFA, 10 am-4 pm M-F (8-2400)


OMET Teaching Surveys

Request deadline is Feb. 4 for surveys to be given March 15-April 21. Log onto; click on the direct link. (4-6134)

Elizabeth Baranger Teaching Award

Deadline for nominations is Feb. 11. To submit a nomination, go to

Voices Across Time Summer Inst.

Application deadline is March 1 for June 27-July 29 institute. For application, go to & click on NEH Summer Institute. (info: 4-4100 or

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Feb. 17-March 3. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Feb. 10 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to

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