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March 17, 2011


Thursday 17

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

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

James Hurley;

6014 BST3, 11 am

UPMC Healthy Lifestyle Experience Wellness Fair

WPU Kurtzman Rm., 11 am-1:30 pm

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

Biostatistics Seminar

Student presentations;

A115 Crabtree, 3 pm

Greensburg Campus Writer’s Festival  Reading

Kathleen George, theatre arts;

Village Coffeehouse, UPG, 4 pm

Civil & Environmental Engineering Lecture

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

John Fisher, Lehigh;

FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Social Work Budget Cuts Forum

2201 CL, 5 pm

Bradford Campus Empty Bowls & Baskets Dinner

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

French & Italian Seminar

“Into the Dragon’s Den: Italians Inside the Forbidden Door of the Cultural Revolution,”

Wayne Leavitt;

“The Beur at the Threshold of Liminality: Brahim’s Experience in Beur, Blanc, Rouge,”

Yahya Laayouni;

“Levi’s Damned Butterflies: Toward an Ethics of Evolution,”

Lina Insana;

144 CL, 5:30 pm (4-5220)

Latin American Film

“Ciclovida Lifecycle”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Writer’s Festival Reading

John Repp;

Village Coffeehouse, UPG, 7 pm

Friday 18

Endocrine Conference

“Toward the Development of an Artificial Pancreas,”

William Tamborlane;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

HR Retirement Planning Symposium

WPU Ballrm., 8:30 am-3 pm

Free Dental Care Day

Pediatric Dentistry Clinic, 369 Salk, 9 am-4 pm

Computer Science Day

Sennott Square 5th & 6th floor;

11:30 am-4:30 pm (4-5755)

GI Research Rounds

“Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors,”

Anette Duensing; M2 conf. rm. Presby, noon

ULS Concert

Samoan Cats & The Plat Maps;

Cup & Chaucer, ground fl. Hillman, noon

Greensburg Campus Writer’s Festival Discussion

“The Odds,”

Kathleen George, theatre arts;

Millstein Library 2nd fl., UPG, noon (724/836-9687)

Biostatistics Seminar

Student presentations;

A215 Crabtree, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

512 CL, 12:10 pm

Jewish Studies/Humanities Colloquium

“Within the Boundaries: Jews & Others in Medieval French Culture,”

Kirsten Fudeman, Pitt;

Sharon Kinoshita, UC-Santa Cruz, & Deeana Klepper, BU;

602 CL, 1-4:30 pm

Computer Science Lecture

“Google Sky Map: Reaching for the Stars in Mobile Development,”

John Taylor, Google;

“Localization of Video Games: History & Future,”

Ryoichi Hasegawa, Sega;

2400 Sennott, 2 pm

Greensburg Campus Writer’s Festival Lecture

“The Art & Craft of New Media,”

Virginia Montanez;

118 Village, UPG, 4 pm

Classics Lecture

“Is Plato’s Political Philosophy Totalitarian?”

Wolfgang Bernard, U of Rostock;

244A CL, 4 pm

CMU/Pitt Philosophy Conference

136A Baker, CMU, 4:30 pm

(also March 19, 10 am; 4-7599)

Greensburg Campus Writer’s Festival Lecture

Bill Deasy;

118 Village, UPG, 7 pm

Sunday 20

Philosophy of Science Workshop

“Embodiment & Adaptation”;

817 CL, 9:15 am (4-1052)

Monday 21

Neurobiology of Brain Dysfunction Lecture

“Reward & Addictions,”

Michael Zigmond & Antoine Douaihy;

114 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am

Law Lecture

“Changing the Wind: Demos-prudence of Law & Social Movements,”

Lani Guinier, Harvard & Gerald Torres, U of TX-Austin;

Teplitz Courtrm., Barco, 6-7:30 pm

Greensburg Campus La Cultura Lecture

“Diversity, Continuity & Change: Material Culture in India From the Palaeolithic to the Present,”

Gwendolyn Kelly, U of WI-Madison;

118 Village, 7 pm

Tuesday 22

GI Journal Club

“Systemic Review/Meta Analysis,”

John Scherer & Dhiraj Yadav;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Blood Drive

WPU lower lounge, 10 am-4 pm (4-7702)

Office of Research/NCURA Workshop

“ABCs of the Federal Cost Principles”;

S120 Starzl BST, 11:30 am-3:30 pm (4-7405)

Health Services Research Seminar

“Respondent Driving Sampling: An Overview,”

Matthias Schonlau;

305 Parkvale, noon

MWRI Seminar

“Reducing Adolescent Sexual Risk Behaviors: The Role of Parent-Adolescent Communication About Sex,”

Aletha Akers;

MWRI 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon

Law Lecture

“Investor Protection in the System of European Capital Market Law: Legal Foundations & Outlook,”

Thomas Moellers;

Alcoa Rm. Barco, noon (8-7023)

Law/Social Work Lecture

“Unto a 3rd Generation: A Call to End Child Abuse in 3 Generations,”

Victor Vieth, Winona State U;

Teplitz Mem. Courtrm. Barco, noon (8-5642)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Quantum Deviations From Einstein Dilation of Unstable Quanton Lifetimes,”

Gordon Fleming, Penn State;

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

Jewish/Women’s Studies Lecture

“Before Stonewall: Early Queer Jewish Texts & Narrative Desire,”

Warren Hoffman, Temple;

2628 CL, 1-2:30 pm

World History Seminar

“The Civilizational Model of World History & the Challenge of the Global,”

Sucheta Mazumdar, Duke;

3703 Posvar, 2-3:30 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Epigenetics & Breast Cancer,”

Nancy Davidson, UPCI;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

“In Search of the ‘Clew of Ariadne’: Logic, Literature & Falling From Grace in the 17th Century,”

Emma Wilson, English;

602 CL, 4 pm

Classics Lecture

“De Arte Gladiatoria: Recovering Gladiatorial Tactics From Artistic Sources,”

Steve Tuck, Miami U;

202 FFA, 4:30 pm

Jewish Studies Lecture

“Blacks & Jews on Stage & Screen,”

Warren Hoffman, Temple;

G30 Benedum, 7-9 pm

Asian Studies/Women’s Studies Film

“In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee”;

349 CL, 7:30 pm

Wednesday 23

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Keinbock’s Disease,”

David Lunardini;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 7 am

Orthopaedic Surgery Clinical Skills Workshop

John Kelly & Dwight Burney;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 8 am-noon

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Novel Approaches for Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma at UPCI,”

Navkiranjit Gill;

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

HSLS Workshop

“Searching in CINAHL,”

Mary Lou Klem;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Peptide Mass Fingerprinting for Protein Identification,”

Manimalha Balasubramani;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Johnson Inst. Leadership Celebration

Honoring Admiral Thad Allen, US Coast Guard;

UClub Ballrm. B, 3-4:30 pm (8-1336)

Neurology Grand Rounds

“Vestibular Function: From Brainstem to Cerebrum & Back,”

Joseph Furman;

1105 Scaife, 4 pm

Literature Lecture

“The Child & the Memorized Poem: Recitation & Pedagogy in Great Britain & the US, 1870-1940,”

Catherine Robson, NYU; 501 CL, 4:30 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Neurogastroenterology & Motility”;

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

UClub Book Reading/Signing

“Myth, Legend, Reality: Edwin L. Drake & the Early Oil Industry,”

William Brice, UPJ;

UClub Library, 5 pm (8-1329)

Lenten Services

Heinz Chapel, 7 pm (412/298-1461)

Women’s Studies Queer Film

“Bad Education”;

2201 Posvar, 7:45 pm (4-6485)

Thursday 24

GSPIA Wherrett Lecture

“The Art & Science of Regional Resilience,”

Kathryn Foster, SUNY-Buffalo;

UClub Ballrm. A, 9 am (8-2282)

Five-Campus College Fair

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 11 am-2 pm (also 5-7 pm)

Bradford Campus Reading

Dianne Aprile;

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 11:30 am

Asian Studies Lecture

“High Returns, Low Aspirations? Social Norms & Education in Village India,”

Annemie Maertens, international affairs;

4130 Posvar, noon

GSPH/Ctr. for Bioethics & Health Law Lecture

“Research on Syphilis in Guatemala in the 1940s: History, Context & Contemporary Concerns,”

Susan Reverby, Wellesley, & Sue Lederer, U of WI-Madison;

A115 Crabtree, 1-3 pm

HSLS Lecture

“Harry Potter & the Ultimate In-Between: J.K. Rowling’s Portals of Power in the Harry Potter Series,”

Lori Campbell, English/film studies;

Scaife lecture rm. 5, 2 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Nanoparticles in Biology: Engineering the Interface,”

Vince Rotello, U of MA-Amherst;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Sotrastaurin: A Novel PKC Inhibitor for the Prevention of Graft Rejection & the Treatment of Psoriasis,”

Jürgen Wagner, Novartis Inst. for Biomedical Research;

12A Chevron, 4 pm

Aging Inst. Lecture

“A Systematic Approach to Evaluating Balance Disorders,”

Fay Horak;

Scaife 4th fl. aud. 6, 4 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Organizational Research & Public School Reform,”

Carrie Leana, business;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

“Comparing the Japanese & Korean Languages: Culling Borrowed Words,”

J. Marshall Unger, Ohio St.;

4217 Sennott, 4 pm

Law Lecture

“Virtual Worlds, Virtual Property,”

Dan Burk, UC-Irvine;

107 Barco, 4 pm

Occupational Therapy Lecture

“Defining & Measuring Young Children’s Participation to Support Population-Based Research in Part C Early Intervention,”

Mary Khetani;

5068 Forbes Tower, 4:30 pm

Anesthesiology Grand Rounds

“The Katz 1-Year MBA Program: A Roadmap for Physicians,”

Stephen Esper & William Valenta;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 5 pm

Pgh. Writers Reading

Camille Dungy;

August Wilson Ctr., 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 7 pm (4-6508)

Johnstown Campus Reading

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley;

Whalley Chapel, UPJ, 7:30 pm

UHC Panel Discussion

“The News: Who’s Going to Pay for This?”

Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica;

Mary Leonard, Pgh. Post-Gazette;

Andrew Pergam, Inst. for Interactive Journalism, & Evan Smith, Texas Tribune;

UClub, 7:30 pm (RSVP required:

Friday 25

Endocrine Conference

“Phosphate Diabetes & Rickets: The Role of FGF23 in Mineral Metabolism,”

Michael Collins;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Ahlam Saleh;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

WPIC Lecture

“Environmental Regulation of Genome Function Through Epigenetic Mechanisms,”

Michael Meaney;

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

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Bicarbonate & Metabolic Status Modulate Acid Secretion by the V-ATPase in the Kidney & Male Reproductive Tract,”

Nuria Pastor-Soler;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

UCSUR Lecture

“Mortgage Delinquencies in PA: Are Loan Modifications Stemming the Tide?”

Lisa Nelson, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland;

121 University Place, 2nd fl. conf. rm., noon (4-9177)

Emerging Legends Concert

Steve Weber & Phil Smith;

Cup & Chaucer, ground fl. Hillman, noon

Pgh. Writers Discussion

Camille Dungy;

501 CL, 2 pm (4-6508)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry,”

Kenneth Kendler, VA Commonwealth U;

817R CL, 3:30 pm (4-1052)

Bradford Campus Concert

Lorraine Sullivan & Kirk Severtson;

Bromeley Family Theatre, Blaisdell, UPB, 7 pm

Titusville Campus Concert

Dr. Zoot;

Henne Aud., UPT, 7:30 pm

Saturday 26

World History Workshop

“Western PA in World History,”

Marc Jason Gilbert, Hawaii Pacific U;

5604 Posvar, 9 am-3 pm

Latin American & Caribbean Festival

WPU, noon-midnight (8-7394)

Monday 28

• Fall term enrollment appointments begin.

Neurobiology of Brain Dysfunction Lecture

“Atherosclerotic Vascular Diseases,”

Steve Graham & Max Hammer;

114 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am

Pitt Music Concert

Graduate student composers;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Tuesday 29

GI Pathophysiology/Board Review

“Cysts & Nonendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas,”

Julie Holinga;

Presby M2 conf. rm., 7:30 am

MWRI Seminar

“Dietary Factors & the Etiology of Breast Cancer in Korea,”

Jeongseon Kim;

MWRI 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon

MMG Seminar

“Occludin-Specific Hepatitis C Virus Cell Entry Determinants,”

Matthew Evans;

503 Bridgeside Point II, 3:15 pm

Wednesday 30

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Sara Kolpin;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“An Update on Treatment Strategies for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer,”

Edward Chu;

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

Biomedical Informatics Workshop

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

UPMC Cancer Pavilion Suite 301 conf. rm. 308, 11 am (

Pathology Research Seminar

“Deep Sequencing of RISC Complex From Cirrhotic Liver Reveals miknns & Their Targets,”

Charles Rogler, Albert Einstein College of Medicine;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Bioinformatics for Proteomics Studies,”

Tamanna Sultana;

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

HPS/Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Robust Decision Making & the Dilemma Objection to the Precautionary Principle,”

Daniel Steel;

1500 Posvar, 4:30 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,”

Jana Al Hashash, Matthew Coates & Jennifer Wu;

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

Lenten Services

Heinz Chapel, 7 pm (412/298-1461)

Women’s Studies Queer Film

“The Bubble”;

2201 Posvar, 7:45 pm (4-6485)

Thursday 31

Epidemiology Seminar

“Effect of Cardiac Risk Factors on Clinical Outcomes in BARI 2D: Exploring Different Modeling Strategies,”

Marnie Bertolet;

A115 Crabtree, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Beyond PubMed: Next Generation Literature Searching,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Teaching & Learning English in China & Indonesia,”

Sara Bularzik, education;

4130 Posvar, noon

Women’s Studies Iris Marion Young Lecture

“Achieving Equal Pay: What Will It Take?”

Heidi Hartmann, Inst. for Women’s Policy Research;

UClub Ballrm. A, 3:30 pm;

award reception, 4:30 pm (4-6485)

Aging Inst. Lecture

“Using Medicare Part D Data,”

Bruce Stuart;

Scaife 4th fl. aud. 6, 4 pm

Bradford Campus Improv Show

Pitt Improvers;

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

PhD Defenses


“The Behavioral & Neurophysiologic Effects of Acute Dopamine Receptor Blockade in the Macaque Striatum,”

Vanessa Chan;

March 18, BST3 4th fl. conf. rm., 10 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Kakehashi or Bridging the Divide: The Power of Pedagogic Philosophy & Innovative Practice to Drive Culturally Responsive Reforms for Japanese-Brazilian Children in a Rural Public Elementary School in Japan,”

Ellen Motohashi;

March 21, 4321 Posvar, 11 am


“Pitch & Harmony in György Ligeti’s Hamburg Concerto & Syzygy for String Quartet,”

Charles Corey;

March 21, 114 Music, 11 am


“Neural Correlates of Adolescent Behavior,”

David Sturman;

March 21, A219B Langley, noon


“Carrying Out Modernity: Migration, Work & Masculinity in China,”

Xia Zhang;

March 21, 3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Engineering/Industrial Engineering

“Quantitative Model for Assessing & Mitigating Risk in a Design for Supply Chain Problem,”

Erin Claypool-Gross;

March 22, 1060 Benedum, 10:30 am


“‘You Sound Like an Old Black Man!’ Gender Performativity Among Female Jazz Saxophonists,”

Yoko Suzuki;

March 22, 114 Music, 1 pm


“Spatial & Temporal Dynamics of Influenza,”

James Stark;

March 23, 110 Parran, 9 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“A Phenomenological Study of Informal Teacher Leadership From the Perspective of Those Who Choose to Lead,”

Constance Demore Palmer;

March 23, 4321 Posvar, 11 am


“A Social & Cultural History of Jazz in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, 1920-70,”

Colter Harper;

March 24, 114 Music, 11 am

Education/Instruction & Learning

“Pedagogical Content Knowledge Planning Tools: How Are They Transformed & What Factors Impact Those Changes?”

Wendy Sink;

March 25, 5511 Posvar, 10:30 am


“Tumor-Stromal Interactions in Type I & Type II Endometrial Cancer: The Role of CXCL12/CXCR4 & HGF/c-MET/bFGF in a Large Cohort of Endometrial Cancer Patients,”

Ashley Felix;

March 25, 109 GSPH, 2:30 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“The Gaze Stabilization Test: Reliability, Performance Characteristics of Normal Subjects, Performance of Patients With Concussion,”

Maha Mohammad;

March 28, 6050 Forbes Tower, 9 am


“Protein Biomarkers for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Characterization & Implications for Disease Pathogenesis,”

Meghan Wilson;

March 28, 1495 Starzl BST, noon


“A Coalescence of Liturgical Consensus in the Mass for the Dead From Its Origins Through the 14th Century,”

Nemesio Valle;

March 28, 114 Music, 1 pm


“Polymorphisms in Inflammation-Related Genes & Risk of Smoking-Associated Lung Cancer & COPD,”

Yan Du;

March 29, 109 Parran, 12:30 pm

GSPH/Environmental & Occupational Health

“Reducing the Risks of Aflatoxin Through Public Health Interventions,”

Pornsri Khlangwiset;

March 30, Bridgeside Point 5th fl. conf. rm., 1 pm


“The Birth of Musicology From the Spirit of Evolution: Ernst Haeckel’s Entwicklungslehre as Central Component of Guido Adler’s Methodology for Musicology,”

Benjamin Breuer;

March 30, 302 Music, 3:30 pm


“Genetic Epidemiology of Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease & Osteoporosis Indices in African Ancestry Families,”

Allison Kuipers;

March 31, 109 Parran, 1 pm


Greensburg Campus Theatre Arts

“You Can’t Take It With You”;

March 31-April 2; Ferguson Theatre, UPG, 7 pm (724/561-8496)

Pitt Repertory Theatre

“As You Like It”;

March 31-April 10;

Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster, W-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm (4-7529)


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, Scaife, reg. library hours

Bradford Campus Exhibit

“The Art of Oleg Gotchev & the Development of Contemporary Bulgarian Mural Paintings”;

through April 15;

KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB, M-Th 8:30 am-8 pm, F 8:30 am-6 pm

Studio Arts Exhibit

Studio Arts Student Exhibition;

March 30-April 30;

U Art Gallery, FFA, 10 am-4 pm M-F (8-2430)

Law Library Exhibit

“Landscapes: Imagined/Real,”

Timothy Thompson;

through May 20;

Barco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours (8-1376)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of March 31-April 14. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on March 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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