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February 17, 2011


Zane Leydig and Amanda Leslie perform in Pitt Repertory Theatre’s “Churchill in Short(s)?” which runs through Feb. 27 in the Henry Heymann Theatre on the lower level of Stephen Foster Memorial.

Zane Leydig and Amanda Leslie perform in Pitt Repertory Theatre’s “Churchill in Short(s)?” which runs through Feb. 27 in the Henry Heymann Theatre on the lower level of Stephen Foster Memorial.

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

“National Children’s Study,”

Jane Cauley;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Russian & East European Studies Lecture

“Investment Climate in Albania,”

Adela Llatja, U of Tirana;

4217 Posvar, noon

Global Studies/Humanities Reading Group

“What Is Mediterranean Studies?”

Sharon Kinoshita;

602 CL, 12:30-2 pm

Chemistry Seminar

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

Catherine Fenselau, U of MD;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

“fGWAS: A Dynamic Model for Genome-Wide Association Studies,”

Yao Li, WVU;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Evaluating the Ca Isotope 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

Friday 18

Endocrine Conference

“Familial Pheos: It Takes a Village,”

Rose Salata;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

Ctr. for Latin American Studies Conference

“2011 Graduate Student Conference on Latin American Social & Public Policy”;

UClub conf. rm. A & Ballrm. B, 9 am

(also Feb. 19, 9:30 am-3:40 pm; info:

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“SSRI Treatment During Pregnancy: Are We Asking the Right Questions?”

Kathy Wisner;

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

GI Research Rounds

“Pancreatic Cancer Research,”

Rachelle Stopczynski;

Presby M2 conf. rm., noon

Emerging Legends Music Performance

Mike Strasser;

Cup & Chaucer, ground fl. Hillman, noon

Renal Electrolyte Lecture

“The BMI Paradox in ESRD: A Story Half Untold,”

Srinivasan Beddhu;

Presby F1145, 12:15 pm

Russian & East European Studies Film

“How to Plan a Revolution”;

104 David Lawrence, 7 pm

Bradford Campus Performance

The Second City;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-5155)

Saturday 19

Women’s Basketball

“Pink the Pete” vs. WVU;

Petersen, 2 pm

Monday 21

• Summer term enrollment period begins.

GI Journal Club

“Population-Based Study: Assessing Risk and/or Trends,”

Shari Rogal;

Presby M2 conf. rm., 7:30 am

Neurobiology of Brain Dysfunction Lecture

“ALS & Other Neuromuscular Disorders,”

Robert Bowser & David Lacomis;

114 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am

Tuesday 22

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Patricia Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

HSLS Workshop

“Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching in PsycINFO,”

Michele Klein-Fedyshin;

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

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Translating Airway Gene Expression Into a Biomarker for Lung Cancer,”

Avrum Spira, Boston U;

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

Health Services Research Seminar

“Partnerships, Teamwork & Safety Outcomes in Emergency Medical Services,”

Daniel Patterson;

305 Parkvale, noon

MWRI Seminar

“The Influence of Maternal Obesity & Diabetes on Placental Lipid Accumulation,”

Christine Scifres;

MWRI 1st fl. conf. rm., noon

Hispanic Lecture

“Otra Amada y Otro Paisaje par las Lectores del Siglo XIX: Soleded Acosta de Samper Sobre el Romanticismo,”

Carolina Alzate Cadavid, Universidad de los Andes;

337 CL, 1 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

UClub Ballrm. A, 3 pm

GSPIA Lecture

“Metropolitan Regions at Risk: The Role & Responsibility of the Private Sector in Disaster Risk Reduction,”

Brent Woodworth, Sahana Software Foundation;

3911 Posvar, 3 pm (8-7606)

HSLS Exhibit Lecture

“Magic & Monsters in the Stacks: How Harry Potter Came to the National Library of Medicine,”

Stephen Greenberg, Nat’l Library of Medicine;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, 6 pm (reception to follow)

Bradford Campus Poetry Reading

Kathleen Driskell;

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

Wednesday 23

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Single vs. Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction: A Prospective Randomized Trial,”

Jay Irrgang & David Bear;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Parp Inhibitors & Triple Negative Breast Cancer: What We Know & What We Need to Find Out,”

Shannon Puhalla;

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

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 9-11 am

Biomedical Informatics Lecture

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

UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 301, conf. rm. 341, 11 am

(registration:; info:

Pathology Research Seminar

“YKL-40 & Neuroinflammation,”

Dafna Bonneh-Barkay;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

UPCI Brain, Behavior & Cancer Seminar

“Nicotine Reinforcement & Tobacco Dependence: Novel Mechanisms & Future Directions,”

Eric Donny, psychology;

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

CRSP Lecture

“Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century,”

Hazel Markus & Paula Moya, Stanford;

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

GSPIA Ford Inst. Lecture

“Eye on Sudan: The Promise & Perils of Secession,”

John Prendergast;

3911 Posvar, 12:30 pm (8-7434)

HSLS Workshop

“Pathway Analysis Tools 2,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Syphilis & Sodomy in Argentina & the US, 1870-1940,”

Julien Comte, history;

2201 Posvar, 3 pm

Neurology Grand Rounds

“Neural Representations of Word Meanings,”

Thomas Mitchell;

1105 Scaife, 4 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,”

Jeffrey Easler, John Scherer & Priya Roy;

11 Scaife conf. ctr., 5 pm

Greensburg Campus FAFSA Workshop

118 Village, UPG, 6-8 pm (724/836-9881)

GSPIA Ford Inst. Film

“War Child: The Emmanuel Jal Story”;

FFA aud., 7 pm (8-7434)

Thursday 24

Endocrine Research Conference

“Molecular Physiology of Body Weight Regulation,”

Rudolph Leibel;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation: What’s Mental Health Got to Do With It?”

Joyce Bromberger;

A115 Crabtree, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Mobile MolBio: Apps for Scientists,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Edo Era Robots?! The Art of Karakuri-ningyo ,”

Armen Bakalian;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

ADRC Lecture

“Use It or Lose It: Can Cognitive Stimulation Keep Older Adults Mentally Sharp?”

Tiffany Hughes, psychiatry;

Montefiore ADRC conf. rm. S439, noon

Chemistry Seminar

“Regulation of Biological Processes With Small Molecules & Light,”

Alex Dieters, NC State;

12A Chevron, 2:30 pm

French & Italian Graduate Student Conference

“Relationship Status: It’s Complicated”;

1228 CL, 3:30 pm (also Feb. 25, 9 am-5 pm)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Reconstructing Drought Using Diatoms Preserved in Alpine Lake Sediments From the Western US,”

Katrina Moser, U of W. Ontario;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Medieval & Renaissance/Cultural Studies Lecture

“Invisible Ink: Atomizing Textual Materialism in the Seventeenth Century,” Daniel Selcer, Duquesne; 501G CL, 4:30 pm

French & Italian Lecture

“Camus in the Classroom: Re-engaging with ‘The Guest’ Through Popular Culture,”

Danielle Marx-Scouras, Ohio St.;

1228 CL, 5:30 pm

Men’s Basketball

Vs. WVU; Petersen, 9 pm

Friday 25

Board of Trustees Mtg.

Assembly Rm. WPU, 11 am

Bioethics & Health Law Lecture

“A Decade of Public Deliberations About Health Spending Priorities,”

Susan Dorr Goold;

Montefiore 7 main aud., 11 am

WPIC Clinical Grand Rounds

“Veterans Administration,”

Sara Chapman;

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

ULS Emerging Legends Concert

The Overtones;

Cup & Chaucer, ground fl. Hillman, noon

Hispanic Conference

“Bolivia hoy: rupturas, inercias y desafíos”;

171B Hillman, 1-5 pm;

reception, 1309 CL, 5:30 pm

Honors Convocation

Patricia Beeson, provost & sr. VC;

Carnegie Music Hall, 3 pm

Anthropology Lecture

“Uncanny Readings & Tell-Tale Scripts: Consumption, Control & Divination in South Korea,”

David Kim;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm

GSPIA Ford Inst. Film

“3 Points: Peace, Protection, Punishment”;

FFA aud., 7 pm (8-7434)

Saturday 26

World History Workshop

“Overview & Priorities for Teachers of World History,”

Patrick Manning;

5604 Posvar, 9 am-3 pm

Bradford Campus Cultural Festival

Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 6:30-9 pm

Monday 28

Neurobiology of Brain Dysfunction Lecture

“Huntington’s Disease & Other CAG Repeat Disorders,”

Tim Greenamyre;

114 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am

Biostatistics Seminar

“Spatial-Temporal Cluster Analysis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in the NCI-SEER NHL Study,”

David Wheeler;

A215 Crabtree, 1:30 pm

Magee-Womens Black History Month Lecture

“The Art of Leadership,”

Bill Strickland, Manchester Bidwell Corp.;

Magee zero level aud., 3 pm

Women’s Basketball

Vs. Villanova;

Petersen, 7 pm

GSPIA Ford Inst. Film

“The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo”;

FFA aud., 7 pm (8-7434)

Greensburg Campus La Cultura Lecture

“Religion in India: Ancient Concepts & Current Issues,”

Milica Bakic-Hayden, religious studies;

118 Village, UPG, 7 pm


Tuesday 1

GI Pathophysiology/Board Review

“Infections of the Liver & Biliary Tree,”

David Brokl;

Presby M2 conf. rm., 7:30 am

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Suppressing Chromosomal Instability & Tumorigenesis by the Spindle Checkpoint,”

Wei Dai;

520 E&EI, 11 am

MWRI Seminar

“Pregnancy  Outcomes of Women With a Previous Cesarean Delivery: A Population-Based Perspective,”

Jennifer Hutcheon;

MWRI 1st. fl. conf. ctr., noon

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Retrograde Signaling Across the Synapse,”

Haig Keshishian, Yale;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 2

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“DC1 Vaccines Against Established Cancer: Directing Tumor-Specific T Cells to Tumors,”

Pawel Kalinski;

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

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 9-11 am

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Jill Foust;

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

Fox Ctr. for Vision Restoration Lectures

“A Taste of Vision for Those Without Sight,”

Amy Nau, Pitt;

“Regulating Plasticity in the Visual Cortex,”

Justin Crowley, CMU;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“Shp2 & Molecular Signaling in Stem Cells & Metabolic Disorders,”

Gen-Sheng Feng;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“DNA Analysis Tools,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Thursday 3

OED Innovation Speed Dating

WPU Ballrm., 10:30 am-2 pm (4-3152)

Epidemiology Seminar

“The Future of Epidemiology: Innovation,”

Roberta Ness;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“The Real of the Real: Kyoto Vegetables & Discourses of Authenticity,”

Greg de St. Maurice, anthropology;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Chemistry Seminar

“Self-Assembly of Nanoparticles, Amphiphilic Polymers & DNA,”

Sojung Park, Penn;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm


“Assessment Strategies: Objective Exams & Capstone Projects,”

Carol Washburn & Lorna Kearns, CIDDE;

4060 Forbes Tower, 3-4:30 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Evolving New Specificities in a Superfamily of Phosphatases,”

Allen, Boston U;

12A Chevron, 4 pm

Gut Club Lecture

“Tackling the C. difficile Epidemic: Antibiotics & Beyond,”

Ciaran Kelly;

UClub Ballrm. A, 6-8:15 pm

PhD Defenses


“Examining Work as Calling,”

Anushri Rawat;

Feb. 22, 372A Mervis, 10 am


“Fluorous Membrane Based Separations & Reactions,”

Yanhong Yang;

Feb. 22, 307 Eberly, 10 am


“Lanthanide-Containing Nanomaterials: Utilizing Lanthanide Luminescence for Biological Applications,” Chad Shade;

Feb. 23, 135 Chevron, 10 am


“Modeling the Epidemiologic & Economic Impacts of Nosocomial Infection Prevention Strategies,”

Rachel Bailey;

Feb. 23, Parkvale Annex 1st fl. conf. rm., 3 pm

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“Mesenchymal to Epithelial Reverting Transition in Breast Cancer Metastases: A Key Role for Re-expression of E-Cadherin,”

Yvonne Chao;

Feb. 24, 1495 Starzl BST, 11 am


“The Effects of Economic Development, Urbanization, Women’s Rights Programs, Women’s Microcredit Programs & Women’s Market-Oriented Programs on Gender Inequality in India,”

Amy Kubichek;

Feb. 28, 2431 Posvar, 1 pm


“The Specification of Plurals,”

Nikole Patson-Huffman;

Feb. 28, LRDC 2nd fl. aud., 1 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Improving Students’ Understanding of Quantum Mechanics,”

Guangtian Zhu;

March 2, 316 Allen, 2 pm

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Parental Influences on First-Generation College Students: Case Studies of Enrollment & Persistence Among Trio Participants,”

Kelly Matthew Austin;

March 3, 4321 Posvar, 2 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Churchill in Short(s)?”;

Feb. 18-27; Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster, Tue.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm (4-0933)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Mahalia Jackson: Standing on Holy Ground”;

Feb. 24-March 12; 7th fl aud. Alumni, Thu.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 4 pm, also March 5 at 1 pm & March 10 at 11 am (4-8498)


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”;

through March 26; Falk Library

HA&A Exhibit

“Mind Space, Maximalism in Contrasts”;

through March 18;

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


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

Thornburgh Faculty Grant

Application deadline is March 1.

(application & info:

American  Cancer  Society  Daffodil Sale

Order forms must be submitted by March 25 to Gwen Watkins, 710 Alumni or faxed to 4-7707. Items will be available for pickup in the Alumni Connolly Ballrm. on March 15, noon-3 pm.

(info: 4-7702)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of March 3-17. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Feb. 24 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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