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May 26, 2011


Thursday 26

ADRC Lecture

“Alzheimer’s, Mild Cognitive Impairment & Pre-Mild Cognitive Impairment: Implications of the New Diagnostic Recommendations,”

Eric McDade, neurology;

S439 Montefiore ADRC conf. rm., noon

GSPH Sonis Lecture

“Comparative Effectiveness Research: The Essentials,”

Harold Sox, Dartmouth;

S120 Starzl BST, noon (412/692-4853)

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Back to the Future With Apologies to Sir William Osler,”

Basil Zitelli, medicine;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Friday 27

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“Molecular Connections Between Coagulation & Inflammation,”

Wolfram Ruf;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Saturday 28

Official date for degrees awarded in the School of Law & the first professional programs in the medical & dental medicine schools.

Monday 30

• University closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Tuesday 31

GI Pathophysiology/Board Review

“Systemic Manifestations of Gastrointestinal Disease,”

Ari Wiesen;

M2 conf rm. Presby, 7:30 am

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Targeting the Ovarian Cancer Epigenome & Ovarian Tumor Propagating Cells,”

Kenneth Nephew, IN U;

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


Wednesday 1

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Measuring Immuneractivity in Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplantation,”

Ajlan Atasoy;

“Targeting Epigenetic Changes in Breast Cancer Treatment,”

Lamia Boric;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“Human Biospecimen Science & Standards: Preparing the Way to Personalized Medicine,”

Carolyn Compton, Cancer Human Biobank;

Scaife lecture rm. 5, noon (8-1040)

Neurology Grand Rounds

“An Update on FTD: What Ever Happened to Pick’s Disease?”

Eric McDade;

1105 Scaife, 4 pm

Thursday 2

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Rebecca Abromitis;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1-2:30 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Transplantation & Children: Outcomes & Opportunities for a Lifetime,”

George Mazariegos, medicine;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4:30 pm

Friday 3

• Summer 6-week-1 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Jewelry & Art Sale

To benefit the Evelyn Wei Scholarship Award in Epidemiology;

109 Parran, 10 am-2:30 pm

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“Robert Rogers Lectureship,”

J. Randall Curtis;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Carnegie Library Japanese Calligraphy Performance/Workshop

Ritsuko Takaoka;

WPU lower lounge, 5-8 pm

Saturday 4

• Summer 4-week-1 session ends. Final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

Sunday 5

Memorial Service

For Thomas Detre, emeritus distinguished sr. VC for Health Sciences, who died Oct. 9, 2010;

Heinz Chapel, 1 pm, followed by reception in Connolly Ballrm. Alumni (412/647-1784)

Monday 6

Summer 4-week-2 session enrollment period ends & classes begin.

Tuesday 7

Consortium Ethics Program Conference

“Basic Issues in Health Care”;

La Roche College, Zappala College Ctr., 9000 Babcock Blvd., 8 am-4 pm (412/647-5834)

Biomedical Informatics Workshop

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

Rebecca Crowley;

M3901 Presby South, 11 am

(registration required:

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

UClub Ballrm. A, 3 pm

Wednesday 8

• Summer 4-week-1 session grades must be approved by instructors by 5 pm before final posting can begin.

• Summer 4-week-2 session add/drop period ends.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Adjuvant Therapy for Colon Cancer: What Do We Do Next?”

James Cassidy;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“Regulation of Cell Death Via Cysteine Oxidation: Implications for Pulmonary Fibrosis,”

Yvonne Janssen-Heininger, U of VT;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Staff Assn. Council Mtg.

532 Alumni, 12:15-2 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Pathway Analysis Tools 1,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Thursday 9

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Inorganic Chemistry in Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment,”

Stephen Lippard;

Scaife aud. 5/6, noon

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“A Life in Transplantation,”

Ron Shapiro, medicine;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4:30 pm

Office of the Provost/Academic Career Development Postdoc Data & Dine Symposium

“The Postdoctoral Experience: Expanding Scientific Horizons,” D. Lansing Taylor;

WPU Assembly Rm. & Ballrm., 5-9 pm

PhD Defenses


“Statistical Methods for Discovering Biomarkers Subject to Detection Limit,”

Yeonhee Kim;

May 26, 308 Parran, 1 pm

A&S/Biological Sciences

“The Roles of the Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Paf1 Complex in Regulating Transcriptional Repression,”

Elia Crisucci;

May 26, A219B Langley, 2 pm


“From Ignobile Vulgus to Rerum Dominos: The Emergence of the Roman Crowd in Vergil’s ‘Aeneid,’”

Erin O’Bryan;

May 27, 116 CL, 11:30 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“EGFRvIII Expression & Signaling in HNSCC,”

Sarah Wheeler;

May 31, 1105 Scaife, 11 am

GSPH/Environmental & Occupational Health

“Quality of Diabetes Care in a US Manufacturing Cohort: A Comparison of Quality Indicators as Predictors of Diabetes Complications,”

Felicia Bayer;

May 31, 109 Parran, 1 pm

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

“Processes, Products & Depositional Environments of Ice-Confined Basaltic Fissure Eruptions: A Case Study of the Sveifluháls Volcanic Complex, SW Iceland,”

Emily Constantine Mercurio;

June 3, 214 SRCC, 10 am


“Brand Partnerships & the Determinants for Success,”

Casey Newmeyer;

June 3, 102 Mervis, 10:30 am


“Two Essays on Turnaround Specialist CEOs,”

Jesse Ellis;

June 3, 101 Mervis, 2 pm


“The Nature & Consequences of Civil Strife,”

Shikha Basnet;

June 6, 4716 Posvar, 4 pm


“Preclinical Evidence for the Efficacy of Angiotensin Receptor Antagonism in a Rodent Model of Vulnerability to Comorbid Depression & Cardiovascular Disease,”

Kristen Stedenfeld;

June 7, A219B Langley, 10 am

Medicine/Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology

“Regulation of Clathrin-Coated Vesicle Nucleation,”

James Thieman;

June 9, 1103 Scaife, noon


“Mythologizing Charles Van Doren: The 1950s, the Media & the Making of Cultural Memory,”

Heather Fisher;

June 9, 1128 CL, 1 pm


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit

“American Crossbill,”

through June 6;

“Brown-Headed Worm-Eating Warbler,”

June 7-20;

Hillman ground fl. exhibition case, reg. library hours (8-7715)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of June 9-23. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on June 2 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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