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April 28, 2011


Thursday 28

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

Friday 29

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“Eyes Wide Shut: Disentangling Relationships Among Stress, Sleep & Health,”

Martica Hall;

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

East Asian Languages & Literatures Colloquium

“Boys Be Ambitious! The Moral Philosophy of William Smith Clark & the Creation of the Sapporo Band,”

Christy Czerwien;

4130 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm

Classics Lecture

“Cicero’s De Officiis: Practical Stoicism for Non-Philosophers?”

Gisela Striker, Harvard;

244B CL, 4 pm

Saturday 30

• Spring term ends; official date for degrees awarded.


Sunday 1

• Residence halls close, except for graduating seniors.

• Residence halls open for summer term.

University Commencement

Speaker: Sen. Benjamin Cardin;

Petersen, 1 pm

Monday 2

• Summer term enrollment period ends & classes begin.

Russian Film Symposium

“Man at the Window”; 106 DL, 9 am

WPIC Seminar

“Emotion Processing & Brain Function in Pre-School Onset Depression,”

Deanna Barch; S100 Starzl BST, noon

Russian Film Symposium

“Buben Baraban”; 106 DL, 2 pm

Tuesday 3

GI Pathophysiology/Board Review

“Short Bowel Syndrome & Nutritional Consequences,”

Su Min Cho; M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Russian Film Symposium

“Truce”; 106 DL, 9 am

MWRI Seminar

“The PI3K-Foxo Pathway in Germline Maintenance,”

Diego Castrillon; MWRI 1st fl. conf. rm., noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Strategies to Increase Organ Donation,”

Howard Degenholtz; 305 Parkvale, noon

Russian Film Symposium

“Missing Man”; 106 DL, 2 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

UClub Ballrm. A, 3 pm

MMG Seminar

“Evolution of Tyrosine Kinase Regulation & Substrate Recognition,”

W. Todd Miller;

503 Bridgeside Point II, 3:15 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Formation & Actions of Inflammatory-Derived Electrophilic Lipid Signaling Mediators,”

Gustavo Bonacci;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 4

• Spring term grades must be approved by instructors by 5 pm before final posting can begin.

Greensburg Campus Autism Conference

“Together We Can Build a Brighter Future,”

Nancy Minshew;

Smith, UPG, 7:30 am (

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“The Central Role of Osteoclasts in Multiple Myeloma,”

Rebecca Silbermann;

“The Novel PARP Inhibitor ABT-888 in Patients With Hepatic & Renal Dysfunction,”

Liza Villaruz;

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

Russian Film Symposium

“Innocent Saturday”;

106 DL, 9 am

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Jill Foust;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“The Role of Micro RNA in the Clinical Consequences of NASH,”

Arun Sanyal, VCU;

1104 Scaife, noon

Russian Film Symposium

“The Stoker”;

Screening Rm., 477 Melwood Ave., 7:30 pm

Thursday 5

Education Conference

“Designing for Motivated Learning”;

UClub, 8:15 am (also May 6 at 8:15 am; 8-1782)

Russian Film Symposium

“Another Sky”;

106 DL, 9 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“The Hippo Pathway: From Fat Flies to Huge Livers,”

Robert Anders, Johns Hopkins;

1104 Scaife, 10 am

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Carbon Detected NMR of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins,”

Scott Showalter;

6014 BST3, 11 am

HR Benefits Fair

1105 Scaife, noon-2:30 pm

HR Long Term Care Presentation

1106 Scaife, noon

Chemistry Seminar

“Multicomponent Approaches to Stereoselective Synthesis & Chemical Biology,”

Jared Shaw, UC-Davis;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“New Life for Simple Force Fields: Specialized Force Fields From a Transferable Protocol,”

Feng Wang, BU;

12A Chevron, 4 pm

Russian Film Symposium

“How I Ended This Summer”;

Screening Rm., 477 Melwood Ave., 7:30 pm

Friday 6

Greensburg Campus Children’s Literature Conference

Richard Peck & Jim Aylesworth;

Smith, UPG, 8:30 am-3:30 pm (

Asian Studies Symposium

“China’s Periphery & Beyond: Perspectives From Art & Archaeology”;

125 FFA, 8:30 am

(also May 7, 8:30 am;

UPMC STAR Ctr. Conference

“25 Years of Caring for Suicidal Teens: Lessons From the Clinic and Community”;

WPU, 8:30 am-3:30 pm


Russian Film Symposium

“Reverse Motion”;

106 DL, 9 am

GSPH Alzheimer’s Disease Lecture

“Promoting Quality of Life for Persons With Dementia,”

Philip Sloane;

Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave., Shadyside, 1-3 pm

Russian Film Symposium

“The Edge”;

106 DL, 2 pm

Russian Film Symposium

“Silent Souls”;

Melwood Screening Rm., 477 Melwood Ave., 7:30 pm

Saturday 7

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Writing Research Articles”;

Scaife 4th fl. lecture rm. 2, 10 am-3 pm

Russian Film Symposium

“My Joy”;

Screening Rm., 477 Melwood Ave., 7:30 pm

Monday 9

• Summer 12-week, 6-week-1, 4-week-1 session enrollment periods end, classes begin.

Tuesday 10

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Diversity of Clathrin Function in Membrane Traffic & Beyond,”

Frances Brodsky;

520 E&EI, 11 am

MMG Seminar

“A Surprising Source for Tumor Vascular Endothelial Cells,”

Edward Prochownik;

503 Bridgeside Point II, 3:15 pm

Endocrinology & Metabolism Bone Club

“High Bone Mass: Too Much of a Good Thing?”

Hussain Mahmud;

1195 Starzl BST, 4:30 pm

Wednesday 11

• Summer 4-week-1 & 6-week-1 sessions’ add/drop period ends.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Translational Opportunities During an Era of Evolving Personalized Medicine in Metastatic Melanoma,”

Stergios Moschos;

Hillman Cancer Center Cooper Conf. Ctr. ground fl. classrm. C, 8 am

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Ahlam Saleh;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Pathology Research Seminar

“Thyroid FNA: Views, Biases & Experiences,”

Zubair Baloch, Penn;

1104 Scaife, noon

Staff Assn. Council Mtg.

532 Alumni, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop

“DNA Analysis Tools,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

HIV Lung Research Ctr. Seminar

“HIV Lung Disease: What We Know & Where We Need to Go,”

Alison Morris;

1195 BST2, 1 pm

Academic Career Development Workshop

“Becoming a More Productive Writer,”

Susan Johnson, U of Iowa;

S100 Starzl BST, 2-4 pm

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Lessons From the Sea: Exploring the Chemistry & Biology of Marine Natural Products,”

Carole Bewley, NIH;

12 Chevron, 4 pm

Thursday 12

GSPIA Johnson Inst. Lecture

“Measuring America: How Economic Growth Came to Define American Greatness in the Late 20th Century,”

Andrew Yarrow, American;

3800 Posvar, 9-10:30 am (8-1336)

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 9:30-11 am

Dental Medicine Craniofacial Genetics Symposium


Christopher Ryan, Steven Wendell & Joshua Marvit;

355 Salk, 10 am-noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Search Clinic,”

Michele Klein-Fedyshin;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Chemistry Lecture

“From Inhibitors to Mechanism, Spying on HIV Entry,”

Carole Bewley, NIH;

12A Chevron, 2:30 pm

OPDC “Oakland 2025” Action Forum

St. Nicholas Church, 419 S. Dithridge St., 6-8:30 pm (RSVP: 412/621-7863, ext. 17)

PhD Defenses

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

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/Intelligent Systems

“A Focus on Content: The Use of Rubrics in Peer Review to Guide Students & Instructors,”

Ilya Goldin;

April 29, LRDC 2nd fl. Glaser Aud., 11 am


“Stochastic Synchrony & Phase Resetting Curves: Theory & Applications,”

Sashi Marella;

May 2, A219B Langley, 1 pm

IS/Library & Information Science

“Defining & Contextualizing American Modern Historical Documentary Editing: An Analysis of Early Modern Editorial Theory, Methods & Their Influence on the Production of Documentary Editions, 1943-1970,”

Robert Barnet Riter;

May 2, 1A04 IS, 2 pm


“Investigations Into Charitable Fundraising,”

Michael Menietti;

May 3, 4716 Posvar, 1 pm

GSPH/Human Genetics

“Circulating Biomarkers in the Study & Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer,”

Brian Nolen;

May 3, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Herberman Conf. Ctr. 201B, 2 pm


“Studies of Birth Weight & Infant Mortality in India,”

R. Margaret Whelan;

May 4, A425 Crabtree, 11 am


“The Invention of England: Danes & Identity in Medieval Romance,”

Daniel Wollenberg;

May 5, 527 CL, 9 am


“Competitive Activity-Dependent Survival & Integration of Adult-Born Neurons in the Mouse Olfactory Bulb,”

Daniel Jimenez;

May 5, A219B Langley, 9 am

GSPH/Human Genetics

“Anti-Inflammatory Properties of C-Peptide: A New Therapeutic Strategy for Reducing Vascular Damage in Type 1 Diabetes Patients,”

Vincenza Cifarelli;

May 5, 7108 Rangos Research Ctr., Children’s Hospital, 10 am


“Tissue Formation & Remodeling in Tissue Engineered Pulmonary Arteries,”

Chad Eckert;

May 10, Bridgeside Point II 4th fl. conf. rm, 1 pm


“Modeling Cytokine Transport in Hemoadsorption Beads Used to Treat Sepsis,”

Jeremy Kimmel;

May 11, 237 McGowan Bldg., 3025 E. Carson St., 9 am


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“The House That Carol Built”;

May 5-21; Pgh. Playwrights Theatre Co., 542 Penn Ave., Downtown, Th.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm, also May 14 at 1 pm  & May 19 at 11 am (4-8498)


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit

“Ruby-Crowned Wren,” through May 9;

“Labrador Falcon,” May 10-23;

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)


Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award

Nominations should be submitted to the Senate office, 1234 CL, by May 3. (info: 8-7860)

Conflict of Interest Forms

Supervisors must send the Conflict of Interest management reporting forms  & annual data summary reports for their units to the provost or sr. VC for Health Sciences by May 16.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of May 12-26. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on May 5 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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