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April 14, 2011


Thursday 14

Epidemiology Seminar
“The Challenges in Environmental Epidemiology: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly,”
Evelyn Talbott;
A115 Crabtree, noon

Sr. VC’s Laureate Lecture
“Yeast Prions: Pathology, Biology & Structure,”
Reed Wickner;
Scaife aud. 6, noon

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop
“Grants Over Lunch”;
S100 BST2, noon-1:30 pm (412/578-3716)

Senate Plenary Session
“Teaching Excellence as a Criterion for Promotion & Tenure”;
WPU Assembly Rm., noon-3 pm

OBID Concert

Brad Yoder;
Schenley Plaza, noon-2 pm

Chemistry Seminar
“NanoGUMBOS: The Next Generation of Nanomaterials,”
Isiah Warner, LA St.;
12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Ctr. for Nat’l Preparedness Seminar
“Security Implications of the Resurgence of Nuclear Power,”
Larry Foulke, nuclear engineering;
532 Alumni, 3 pm

Medicine Sleep Conference
“Adolescent Sleep: Can Biology & 21st Century Lifestyles Be Reconciled?”
Mary Carskadon;
Detre 2nd fl. aud., 4 pm

Humanities Lecture
“Framing the Original: Toward a New Visibility of the Orient,”
Rey Chow, Duke;
501 CL, 4 pm (4-6523)

European Studies Lecture
“Grassroots Politics & Alternative Media in the Making of Europe,”
Alice Mattoni, sociology;
3703 Posvar, 4-6 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture
“Leadership Lessons From the Oval Office & the Board Room,”
Kenneth Duberstein, chief of staff to Pres. Reagan;
Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7 pm (724/836-7497)

Friday 15

Medical Ethics Lecture
“The Ethics, Economics & Politics of Rationing: Death Panels, Mammogram Guidelines & Chemotherapy,”
Mary Ann Baily;
S100 Starzl BST, 8 am

WPIC Clinical Grand Rounds

“Geriatric Psychiatry,”
Jules Rosen; WPIC 2nd fl. aud., 11 am

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Mechanistic Insight Into Sugar, Sodium & Water Cotransport via Sodium-Solute Symporters,”
Michael Grabe;
Scaife aud. 6, noon

Pulmonary Grand Rounds
“The Evolution & Impact of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals,”
Jeremy Kahn;
NW628 Montefiore, noon

UCSUR Lecture
“White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood,”
Rachel Woldoff, WVU;
121 University Place 2nd fl. conf. rm., noon (

Emerging Legends Concert
Emily Rodgers;
Cup & Chaucer, ground fl. Hillman, noon

Medical Education Grand Rounds
“From Genes to Society: The Knowledge Foundation for Individualized Medicine,”
David Nichols, Johns Hopkins;
Scaife 4th fl. lecture rm. 3, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.
512 CL, 12:10 pm

REES/Slavic Languages & Literatures Graduation Ceremony

4130 Posvar, 3-5 pm (

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Measurement of Hawking Radiation in an Analog System,”
William Unruh, U of British Columbia;
817R CL, 3:30 pm (4-1052)

Carpathian Ensemble Concert
Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Saturday 16

Johnstown Campus Psychology Conference

“The Rhythms of Life: A Key to Practical Treatments of Mood Disorders,”
Ellen Frank;
Blackington, UPJ, 9 am (814/269-2954)

Collegiate YMCA Citizenship Seminar
540 WPU, 1:15-2 pm
(also 2:45-3:30 pm; 8-7960)

Nationality Rooms Cabaret Ball

WPU Ballrm./Kurtzman Rm., 5 pm (4-6150)

Sunday 17

Pitt Humanitarian & Environmental Alliance Super Stroll
CL lawn, 2 pm

Women’s Choral Ensemble Concert
Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (4-4125)

Monday 18

Neurobiology of Brain Dysfunction Lecture
“Stress, Depression & PTSD,”
Anne Germain;
114 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am

History/Latin American Studies Lecture
“Race & Racism: Cuba & the Caribbean,”
Rafael Duharte, Casa del Caribe;
3703 Posvar, noon (8-7486)

GSPIA Philanthropy Forum
“Health & Human Rights in the US & South Africa: Two Arguments for Persistence,”
Gara LaMarche, Atlantic Foundation;
UClub Ballrm. A, 3-4:30 pm (8-1336)

Chemistry Lecture
“The General Mechanism of Peptide Aggregation & Assembly: What Matters & What Doesn’t,”
Michael Bowers, UC-Santa Barbara;
12B Chevron, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus Concert
Samuel Oram & Shou Ping Liu;
Campana Chapel, UPG, 7:30 pm

Tuesday 19

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,”
Ahlam Saleh;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Basic & Translational Research in Lung Diseases Lecture

“PU.1-Dependent Regulation of Th Cell Heterogeneity & Allergic Inflammation,”
Mark Kaplan;
NW628 Montefiore, noon

CVR Seminar
“No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The Emergence of Human Monkeypox After the Eradication of Smallpox in the Democratic Republic of Congo,”
Anne Rimoin;
9014 BST3, noon

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.
272 Hillman, noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar
“Cancer Genomics: Discovery, Prognosis & Diagnosis,”
Elaine Mardis, Washington U;
Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon (412/623-7771)

OBID Concert
Dan Burgun Guitar Duo;
Schenley Plaza, noon-2 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Space, Consciousness & Control,”
Robert Briscoe, OH U;
817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

UPMC Aging Inst. Poster Session
“Celebrating Research on Aging: Building Collaborations for the Future”;
WPU Ballrm., 1 pm

MMG Seminar
“Inside the Matrix: Subversion of Host Cell Function by the Chronic Pathogen Helicobacter pylori,”
Steven  Blanke;
503 Bridgeside Point II, 3:15 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

Daniel Altschuler;
1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Amyloid Assembly & Oligomer Structure in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease & Type 2 Diabetes,”
Michael Bowers, UC-Santa Barbara;
12A Chevron, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus Performance

“Mahalia Jackson: Standing on Holy Ground”;
Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7 pm

Wednesday 20

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Updates in the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,”
Joan Schiller;
UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Pitt Alumni Assn. Picnic

WPU lawn & patio, 11 am-2 pm

Pathology Research Seminar
“Mechanisms of Acetaminophen-induced Liver Injury in Mice & Man,”
Hartmut Jaeschke, U of KS;
S120 Starzl BST, noon

HSLS Workshop
“Sequence Similarity Searching,”
Carrie Iwema;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Plant Utilization & Planning Committee Sustainability Subcommittee Presentation
Joseph Fink, Facilities Management;
4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Neurology Grand Rounds
“PRES: Clinical, Imaging & Pathological Features,”
Walter Bartynski;
520 E&EI, 4 pm

Translational Neuroscience Lecture
“Neurogenesis in the Adult Brain: Regulation & Function,”
Fred Gage;
WPIC 2nd fl. aud., 4 pm

Humanities Discussion/Reading Group
“Collaborative Research in Translation Studies”;
602 CL, 4-6 pm

PACWC Women’s Networking Event
UClub, 4:30-6 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Pancreas & Biliary Diseases”;
11 Scaife conf. ctr., 5 pm

Thursday 21

Epidemiology Seminar
“And Then Cardiology Created Women,”
Sheryl Kelsey;
A115 Crabtree, noon

OBID Concert
Lisa Joseph String Trio;
Schenley Plaza, noon-2 pm

Chemistry Seminar
“How Aromantic Interactions Control Your Genes: A Molecular View of Biomolecular Recognition,”
Marcey Waters, UNC-Chapel Hill;
12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Information Sciences Lecture
“Teaching From Country: Stories & Place in a Postcolonial Australian Aboriginal Pedagogy,”
Michael Christie, Charles Darwin U;
UClub Ballrm. B, 3 pm

Chemistry Seminar
“Computer-Aided Design of Drugs Targeting Protein Kinases & Phosphatases,”
Chung Wong, U of MO;
12A Chevron, 4 pm

Friday 22

• Last day for spring term undergrad day classes.

Endocrine Conference
“Translating the DPP Into Real World Settings,”
Linda Siminerio, Gretchen Platt & Kaye Kramer;
1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

Student Sustainability Symposium
WPU Ballrm., 9 am-1 pm (412/606-9075)

GI Research Rounds
“Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research,”
David Binion;
M2 conf. rm. Presby, noon

Human Genetics C.C. Li Memorial Lecture

“Lymphatics: The Other Vascular System,”
Robert Ferrell;
A115 Crabtree, noon

Saturday 23

• Reading day.

• CGS, Saturday, grad & evening classes continue to meet through April 30;
final exams should be held during the last scheduled class meeting.

World History Workshop
“Assessment in World History,”
Patrick Manning & John Myers;
5604 Posvar, 9 am-3 pm

Asian Studies Benefit Concert
For Japan earthquake & tsunami relief;
Bellefield aud., 2 pm (8-7763)

Monday 25

• Final exams for all undergrad day classes through April 30.

Neurobiology of Brain Dysfunction Lecture
“Slow ‘Viral’ Infections of the CNS,”
Clayton Wiley;
114 Victoria, 9:30-11:30 am

Translational Neuroscience Seminar
“Propofol, Parkinson’s Disease & Brain Rhythms,”
Nancy Kopell;
1695 Starzl BST, noon

Tuesday 26

GI Journal Club
“Genetic Studies,”
Matthew Coates & Dhiraj Yadav;
M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar
“ChIP-seq for p63: From Infection to Development & Cancer,”
Dennis McCance, Queen’s U;
Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon (412/623-7771)

OBID Concert
Heather Kropf;
Schenley Plaza, noon-2 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“The Gene: A Concept in Flux,”
Staffan Müller-Wille, U of Exeter;
817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
“SUMOylation & De-SUMOylation: Wrestling With Life’s Processes,”
Edward Yeh, U of TX;
1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 27

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“Preparative Irradiation for Cell-Based Therapies in Regenerative Medicine,”
Chandan Guha;
UPMC Cancer Pavilion Herberman Conf. Ctr. classrm. C, 8 am

Biomedical Informatics Workshop
“Text Information Extraction System: A New Tool for Research”;
Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper classrm. A/B, 11 am

HSLS Workshop
“Protein Sequence Analysis,”
Ansuman Chattopadhyay;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Neurology Grand Rounds
“Immunopathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis,”
Michael Racke;
1105 Scaife, 4 pm

GI Grand Rounds
“Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,”
John Nasr, Ari Wiesen & Su Min Cho;
11 Scaife conf. ctr., 5 pm

OED Lecture
“Creating & Implementing Breakthrough Medical Technologies,”
Robert Langer, MIT;
Alumni 7th fl. aud., 5:30 pm

Thursday 28

HSLS Workshop
“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”
Julia Jankovic;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 9-11 am

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian
“Personal Genomics, Personalized Medicine & You,”
Carrie Iwema;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

ADRC Lecture
“Cystatin C, Inflammatory Markers & Brain Volume in Cognitively Normal Subjects,”
Mario Riverol, neurology;
ADRC conf. rm., S439 Montefiore, noon

OBID Concert
Ray Ryan Ragtime Piano;
Schenley Plaza, noon-2 pm

Chemistry Seminar
“Protein Recognition of Bacterial Glycans Containing Furanose Residues,”
Todd Lowary, U of Alberta;
12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Seminar
“Pathways to More Efficient Organic Solar Cells: What We Can Learn by Watching Electrons Move in Real Time,”
John Asbury, Penn St.;
12A Chevron, 4 pm

PhD Defenses


“Racial Disparities in Asthma Severity: A Comparison Between Black & White Adult Asthmatics in the Severe Asthma Research Program,”
Christy Gamble;
April 15, A523 Crabtree, 8:30 am

“Statistical Issues in Combining Multiple Genomic Studies: Quality Assessment, Dimension Reduction & Integration of Transcriptomic & Phenomic Data,”
Dongwan Kang;
April 15, 308 Parran, 10 am

“Queerly Remembered: Tactical & Strategic Rhetorics for Representing the GLBTQ Past,”
Thomas Dunn;
April 18, 1128 CL, 10 am

GSPH/Human Genetics
“Mutagenic Potential of Telomeric Repeats & the Role of Werner Syndrome Helicase Protein in Facilitating Telomeric DNA Replication,”
Rama Rao Damerla;
April 18, Bridgeside Point 5th fl. conf. rm., 10 am

“Subjectivity Regained? German-Language Writing From Eastern Europe & the Balkans Through an East-West Gaze,”
Boryana Dobreva;
April 18, 5400 Posvar, 1 pm

“Self-Assembly of Liquid Crystals & Chiral Superstructures: From Coarse-Grained to Fully Atomistic Models,”
Fangyong Yan;
April 18, 307 Eberly, 1:30 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“Nanoelectronics in Oxides & Semiconductors,”
Guanglei Cheng;
April 18, 316 Allen, 3 pm

Medicine/Clinical & Translational Science
“The Epigenetic Regulation of Chemotherapy Resistance in Melanoma,”
Hussein Tawbi;
April 19, 305 Parkvale, 3 pm

“’Teeming Delight’: Irish Poetry, 1930-1960,”
Jessica Pannell;
April 20, 527 CL, 9 am

“Cholesterol Metabolism in the Brain & Dementia,” Timothy Hughes;
April 21, 130 N. Bellefield 5th fl. conf. rm., noon

“The Invention of England: Danes & Identity in Medieval Romance,”
Daniel Wollenberg;
April 22, 527 CL, 9 am

“Household Organization at Bandurria, a Late Preceramic Temple Center on the Peruvian Coast,”
Alejandro Chu;
April 25, 3106 Posvar, 2 pm

“Sex Determination From the Subadult Pelvis: A Morphometric Analysis of the Ilium, Pubis & Ischium,”
Kathleen Blake;
April 26, 3106 Posvar, 9:30 am

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Modernity & Crisis: The Writing of ‘the Jew’ in 20th Century Trans Atlantic Literature,”
Debbie Bensadon;
April 26, 1528 CL, 1:30-3:30 pm

“The Impact of Boundary-Blurring Social Networking Sites: Self-Presentation, Impression Formation & Publicness,”
Jacqueline Pike;
April 27, 102 Mervis, 8:30 am

“Kokeshi: Continued & Created Traditions (Motivations for a Japanese Folk Art Doll),”
Jennifer McDowell;
April 27, 3106 Posvar, noon

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology
“Platelet-derived Growth Factor Receptor Alpha Signaling in Gliomas: SHPing the PI3K Pathway to Oncogenesis,”
Kun-Wei Liu;
April 28, Hillman Cancer Ctr. Nimick Conf. Rm., 2 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“Two-Loop Radiative Corrections of Electro-Weak Mixing Angle for z->b\bar{b},” Yi-Cheng Huang, April 28, 316 Allen, 2 pm


Pitt Student Labs
“Henna Night” & “Sparagamos”;
through April 17;
Studio Theatre, CL, W-F 8 pm, Sat. 2 & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm (4-7529)


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

Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit
“Canadian Titmouse,” through April 25;
“Ruby-Crowned Wren,” April 26-May 10;
Hillman ground fl. exhibition case, reg. library hours (8-7715)

Studio Arts Student Exhibit
Through 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)


Conflict of Interest Filing

Deadline to file forms through the Superform system ( is April 15. Supervisors must send the management reporting forms & annual data summary reports to the provost or sr. VC for Health Sciences by May 16. (technical assistance: 8-2222)

Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award
Nominations should be submitted to the Senate office, 1234 CL, by May 3. (info: 8-7860)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of April 28-May 12. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on April 21 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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