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March 3, 2011


Thursday 3

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Single Molecule FRET Studies of Nucleosome Dynamics,”

Jorg Langowski;

6014 BST3, 11 am

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

Vagantes Medieval Graduate Student Conference

501 CL, 2:30-6:30 pm

(also March 4, 9 am-6:30 pm & March 5, 9 am-9 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,”

Karen Allen, BU;

12A Chevron, 4 pm

Gut Club Lecture

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

Ciaran Kelly;

UClub Ballrm. A, 6-8:15 pm

Latin American Film

“La nana (The Maid)”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Friday 4

• Spring term deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

GI Research Rounds

“Update on Celiac Disease,”

Ciaran Kelly;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Endocrine Conference

“Lumps & Bumps in the Pediatric Thyroid: Current Approaches to Treatment,”

Steven Waguespack;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

WPIC Clinical Grand Rounds

“Addiction Medicine Services,”

Dennis Daley;

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

ULS Emerging Legends Concert

T. Mitchell Bell;

Cup & Chaucer, ground fl. Hillman, noon

Sr. VC’S Research Seminar

“Preterm Birth as a Precursor of Maternal Cardiovascular Disease: Role of Lipids,”

Janet Catov;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Renal Electrolyte Lecture

“Immune Mechanisms of Acute Kidney Injury,”

Mark Okusa;

F-1145 Presby, 12:15 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Natural Product Synthesis at the Interface of Chemistry & Biology,”

Jiyong Hong, Duke;

307 Eberly, 3 pm

Saturday 5

Men’s Basketball Vs. Villanova;

Petersen, 4 pm

Sunday 6

• No classes due to spring break through March 13. University offices & buildings remain open & staffed except on Friday, March 11.

Monday 7

Neurobiology of Brain Dysfunction Lecture

“Parkinsonian Syndromes,”

Sarah Berman & Michael Zigmond;

114 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am

Port Authority Open House

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 11:45 am-1:30 pm

Tuesday 8

MWRI Seminar

“Reproductive Function of the TGFB Family Signal Transduction Pathways,”

Stephanie Pangas;

MWRI 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon

Chemistry Seminar

“Microfabricated Chemical & Biochemical Analysis Systems,”

Richard Mathies, UC-Berkeley;

12B Chevron, 4 pm

Wednesday 9

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Giant Cell Tumor,”

Lisa Ercolano;

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

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Development of a Novel Strategy for Prevention of GVHD: From Bench to Bedside,”

Pavan Reddy;

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

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 9-11 am

Staff Assn. Council Mtg.

532 Alumni, 12:15 pm

Neurology Grand Rounds

“Intractable Epilepsy: The Audacity of Hope,”

Gregory Cascino;

1105 Scaife, 4 pm

Thursday 10

UPCI Symposium

“Cancer Genomics & the Impact of Next Generation Sequencing”;

UPMC Cancer Pavilion Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am-3:45 pm

Endocrine Research Conference

“The Biology of Lactational Bone Loss,”

Andrew Stewart;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

CRSP Lecture

“Intergroup Relations/Implicit Bias,”

John Dovidio, Yale;

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

Chemistry Seminar

“Photoredox Catalysis: Enabling Chemical Synthesis With Visible Light,”

Corey Stephenson, BU;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Coupling of Adiabatic Reactions & Protein-Solvent Dynamics in Radical Enzyme Catalysis,”

Kurt Warncke, Emory;

12A Chevron, 4 pm

Friday 11

• University closed in observance of spring holiday.

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“MR Imaging Predictors of Treatment Response in Late-Life Depression,”

Howard Aizenstein;

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

Monday 14

Neurobiology of Brain Dysfunction Lecture

“Traumatic Brain Injury,”

Pat Kochanek;

114 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am

Greensburg Campus Writer’s Festival

Through March 18, Village Coffee House, UPG;

daily lecture 4 pm, daily reading 7 pm (info: 724/836-7481)


“Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince”;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, 7 pm

Tuesday 15

GI Pathophysiology/Board Review

“Dysmotility Syndromes of the GI Tract,”

Priya Roy;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

.Org Career Fair

WPU Assembly Rm., 10 am-2 pm


Health Services Research Seminar

“The Promise & Peril of New Medical Technology,”

Peter Groeneveld;

305 Parkvale, noon

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon

Social Work Lecture

“Creating & Testing Social Innovations,”

Michael Sherraden, Washington U in St. Louis;

2017 CL, noon (info: 412/335-4457)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“How to Weigh Evidence,”

Heather Douglas, U of TN;

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

Humanities Lecture

“Living Bilingual: A Reflection on Cultural Encounters,”

Silvia Molloy, NYU;

602 CL, 1 pm

Global Health Film

“The World’s Toilet Crisis”;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30-5:30 pm

HSLS Lecture

“World of Medieval Medicine & Harry Potter,”

Sylvia Pamboukian, Robert Morris;

Scaife lecture rm. 5, 6 pm

Bradford Campus Performance

“Romeo & Juliet,”

Russian National Ballet Theatre;

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

Wednesday 16

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Yuri Lansinger;

LHAS Aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Improving Treatment Options,”

Lee Krug;

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

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Making a Dent in Your Personal Paper Silo,”

Patricia Weiss;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

World History Workshop

“Environment as World History,”

Tom Anderson;

3703 Posvar, noon

Pathology Research Seminar

“Assessing the Warburg Effect From a Systems Biology Perspective,”

Zoltan Oltvai;

1104 Scaife, noon

Humanities Forum

“Bilingualism & Translation,”

Silvia Molloy, NYU;

602 CL, 12:30-2 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Microarray Data Analysis,”

Uma Chandran;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Neurology Grand Rounds

“Neurobiology of Insomnia,”

Daniel Buysse;

1105 Scaife, 4 pm

PACWC Women’s Networking Event

UClub, 4:30-6 pm

GSPIA Ridgway/UHC American Experience Lecture

“Midnight in Mexico: Descent Into Darkness,”

Alfredo Corchado, Dallas Morning News;

20th C. Club, 8 pm (4-1514)

Thursday 17

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Mechanism in Membrane Biology: From Protein Kinase C to the ESCRTs,”

James Hurley;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“The Effects of Obesity & Sodium on the Vasculature: Primary Results of the SAVE Clinical Trial,”

Kim Sutton-Tyrrell;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Comparative Health Status of Women & Children in Indonesia, the Maldives & Solomon Islands,”

Astri Ferdiana, epidemiology;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

ADRC Lecture

“Anticipatory Grief After a New Cognitive Diagnosis,”

Linda Garand, nursing;

ADRC conf. rm. S439 Montefiore, noon

Humanities Colloquium

“Property Rights: Autobiography & the Ownership of Life,”

Silvia Molloy, NYU;

602 CL, 12:30-2 pm

Aging Inst. Lecture

“Suicidality in Late Life: Results from Scandinavia,”

Margda Waern;

Scaife 4th fl. aud. 6, 4 pm

Civil & Environmental Engineering Lecture

“Fatigue & Fracture: A Challenge for Existing & Future Steel Bridges,”

John Fisher, Lehigh;

FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Bradford Campus Empty Bowls & Baskets Dinner

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 5-7 pm

Latin American Film

“Ciclovida Lifecycle”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm

PhD Defenses

Engineering/Industrial Engineering

“On Solving Selected Nonlinear Integer Programming Problems in Data Mining, Computational Biology & Sustainability,”

Andrew Trapp;

March 3, 1038 Benedum, 9:30 am

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


“New Methods in Heterocycle Preparation,”

John Maciejewski;

March 3, 307 Eberly, 3 pm


“The Impact of Slip Exposure on Gait,”

April Chambers;

March 10, 229 Benedum, 2 pm


“Morton Feldman’s ‘For Samuel Beckett’: The Semiotics of Musical Time and ‘i meet you. i remember you.’

(an original composition for violin and chamber orchestra),”

David Matthews, March 11, 114 Music, 9:30 am


“Characterizing the Effects of Simulated Injury on the Structure & Function of the Glenohumeral Capsule”;

Carrie Voycheck;

March 14, 203 Ctr. for Biotechnology, 300 Technology Dr., 9 am


“Tim-3 & Galectin-9 Regulation of Effector T Cell Activation & Function,”

Ee Wern Su;

March 14, S100 Starzl BST, 2 pm

Ctr. for Neuroscience

“Neuronal Encoding of Brief Time Intervals in the Visual System,”

J. Patrick Mayo;

March 15, LRDC 2nd fl. aud., 9 am

GSPH/Environmental & Occupational Health

“Peroxynitrite Reactions With Mitochondrial Cytochromes,”

Elisenda Lopez Manzano;

March 15, Bridgeside Point 5th fl. conf. rm., 3 pm


“Development & Evaluation of a Novel Method for In-Situ Medical Image Display,”

Gaurav Shukla;

March 16, 102 Benedum, 2:30 pm


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Mahalia Jackson: Standing on Holy Ground”;

through 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)


HA&A Exhibit

“Mind Space, Maximalism in Contrasts”;

through March 18;

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

HSLS Exhibit

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

through March 26;

Falk Library, reg. library hours

Law Library Exhibit

“Landscapes: Imagined/Real,”

Timothy Thompson;

through May 20; Barco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours (8-1376)


Philosophy of Science Conference

Deadline is March 15 to register for Epistemology of Modeling & Simulation Nat’l Conference to be held April 1-3 at the UClub.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of March 17-31. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on March 10 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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