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June 9, 2011


Thursday 9

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

Friday 10

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Direct Observations of Protein Motions During Biologically Relevant Timescales Using Atomically Detailed Simulations,”

Lillian Chong;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Searching for Dollar$: Grant Resources on the Web,”

Barbara Folb;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Monday 13

EOH Seminar

“Immigration & Health: Can They Co-Exist?”

Marc  Schenker, UC-Davis;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon (

Tuesday 14

Education & Law Event

“14th Annual Samuel Francis School Law Symposium & Special Education Workshop,”

WPU Assembly Rm., 8:10 am-3:30 pm

(registration 7:30 am; RSVP to or 8-3907)

Office of Research/NCURA Workshop

“Managing Interactions & Potential Conflicts With University Spin-Offs & Other Small Businesses,”

S120 Starzl BST, 11:30 am-3:30 pm

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar

“Homeostatic Mechanisms Controlling Adrenergic Receptor Function,”

Manojkumar Puthenveedu;

Children’s Hospital Rangos Research Bldg. 3rd fl. main conf. rm., noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“New Experimental Designs & Data Analysis Methods for Tumor Xenograft Studies,”

Daniel Normolle;

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

Wednesday 15

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Kraig Graham;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Development of Immunomodulating Agents in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia,”

Asher Chanon-Khan;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“Hepatocytes Have 2 Different Kinds of Cell Cycles,”

Joseph Locker, Albert Einstein College of Medicine;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Thursday 16

HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Julia Jankovic;

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

Friday 17

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“Assessment in the Workplace,”

John Norcini, Foundation for the Advancement of Int’l Medical Education & Research;

Scaife 4th fl. lecture rm. 3, noon (8-9000)

MMG Faculty Candidate Seminar

Luisa Hiller;

503 Bridgeside Point 2, 3:15 pm

Saturday 18

• Summer 6-week-1 session ends;

final examinations scheduled during last class meeting.

• Official date for awarding of degrees.

Monday 20

• 6-week-2 session enrollment period ends & classes begin.

Tuesday 21

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Receptor-targeted Radiopharmaceuticals for Cancer Imaging,”

Carolyn Anderson;

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

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon-2 pm

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar

“Keap1-Nrf2 Signaling: Targets for Disease Prevention,”

Thomas Kensler;

Children’s Hospital Rangos Research Bldg. 3rd fl. main conf. rm., noon

MMG Faculty Candidate Seminar

Gary Thomas;

503 Bridgeside Point 2, 3:15 pm

Wednesday 22

• Summer 6-week-1 session grades must be approved by instructors by 5 pm before final posting can begin.

• Summer 6-week-2 session add/drop period ends.

• Summer 4-week-2 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Dominick Tuason;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Biomarkers, HPV & Race: The Changing Face of Head & Neck Cancer,”

Kevin Cullen;

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

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”

Julia Jankovic;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“Platelet-Derived Growth Factor Receptor Alpha Signaling in Gliomas: SHPing the P13K Pathway to Oncogenesis,”

Kun-Wei Liu;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Registered Research & Clinical Trial Databases,”

Ahlam Saleh;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Pathology Research Seminar

“Expression of Mutant LRRK2 Elicits Calcium Imbalance & Depletion of Dendritic Mitochondria in Neurons ,”

Salvatore Cherra;

1104 Scaife, 12:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Pathway Analysis Tools 2,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Thursday 23

Craniofacial Genetics Symposium

“Craniofacial Genetics Course Behavior Symposium,”

Alexandre Vieira;

355 Salk, 10 am-noon

PhD Defenses

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

GSPH/Human Genetics

“Pleiotropic Relationships Among Measures of Bone Mineral Density, Bone Geometry, Lean Muscle Mass & Fat Mass,”

Ryan Minster;

June 10, A115 Crabtree, 2 pm


“At the Gates of Consciousness: Physicalism and Phenomenal Concepts,”

Erhan Demircioglu;

June 10, 1001B CL, 3:30 pm


“Multitasking, Consequentialism & Practical Imagination,”

Gregory Strom;

June 13, 1001B CL, 2 pm


“Essays on Fiscal Policy,”

Samah Mazraani;

June 14, 4900 Posvar, 10:30 am

A&S/Biological Sciences

“Physiological Basis for Predator Escape in Salmonella,”

Kristen A. Butela;

June 14, A219B Langley, 1 pm

A&S/History & Philosophy of Science

“Studies in the Logic of Explanatory Power,”

Jonah Schupbach;

June 14, 1001D CL, 2 pm


“Non-classical Glucocorticoid Receptor Action Regulates Gap Junction Intercellular Communication & Neural Progenitor Cell Proliferation,”

Ranmal Samarasinghe;

June 15, 1195 BST, 11:15 am

Medicine/Integrative Molecular Biology

“Identification of Human Vam6p as a Novel Cellular Interactor for Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Large T Antigen,”

Xi Liu;

June 15, Hillman Cancer Ctr. 2nd fl. conf. rm., 2 pm


“Teaching Queer: Possibilities for Writing, Reading & Knowing,”

Stacey Waite;

June 16, 501G CL, 3 pm


“Joint Modeling of Censored Longitudinal & Event Time Data,”

Francis Pike;

June 21, 109 Parran, 12:30 pm


“Ventral Root or Dorsal Root Ganglion Microstimulation to Evoke Hindlimb Motor Responses,”

Dennis Bourbeau;

June 22, A219B Langley, 1 pm


“The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Influencing Stem Cell Behavior & Skeletal Muscle Healing,”

Ian H. Bellayr;

June 22, 202 Bridgeside Point II, 2 pm


“Beyond Neurons: The Role of the Oligodendrocyte-Specific Gene CNP1 in Major Depressive Disorder,”

Nicole Edgar;

June 23, LRDC 2nd fl. aud., noon


Audubon Exhibit

“Brown-Headed Worm-Eating Warbler,”

June 7-20;

“Little Owl,”

June 21-July 5;

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


SSWR Summer Institute Workshops

Registration deadline is July 2 for 2 Pitt workshops:

“Community-based Intervention Research for Underserved & Minority Populations,”

July 12-14, Katie Greeno, Shaun Eack & John Wallace;

“Biosocial Methods for Social Work Research,”

July 26-28, Michael Vaughn, Holly Matto & Lenise Cummings.



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