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September 1, 2011


Thursday 1

Epidemiology Seminar

“Public Health Dynamics: A New Frontier in Epidemiology,”

Donald Burke;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Friday 2

GI, Hepatology & Nutrition Lecture

“Fulminant Hepatic Failure: Evaluation & Management,”

Obaid Shaikh;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“Sleep, Inflammation & Transplant,”

Shirin Shafazand;

NW628 conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Women’s Soccer Vs. CO College;

Petersen Sports Complex, 7:30 pm

Saturday 3

Football Vs. Buffalo;

Heinz Field, 6 pm

Sunday 4

Women’s Soccer Vs. Penn St. or NC St.;

Petersen Sports Complex, 11:30 am-2 pm

Monday 5

University closed in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday 6

GI, Hepatology & Nutrition Lecture

“The Liver Transplant Patient: Pre- & Post-Transplant Evaluation & Management,”

Jaideep Behari;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Pharmaceutical Science Seminar

“Receptor Cross-Talk Mechanisms of Cell Priming-Role in Pulmonary Inflammation,”

Jie Fan;

456 Salk, noon

MMR Seminar

“Studying Molecular Basis of Human Neurodegenerative Disease Using Drosophila as a Model Organism,”

Udai Pandey;

3rd fl. conf. ctr. Rangos Research Ctr., noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Leibniz as Mechanist & Mechanician,”

Nicholas Rescher;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

U Club Ballrm. A, 3 pm

Wednesday 7

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“What’s New in the Worlds of Amyloidosis & POEMS Syndrome?”

Angela Dispenzieri;

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

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Pat Weiss;

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

Biomedical Informatics Workshop

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

Rebecca Crowley;

CR2131 Magee, 11 am (registration required:

Eye & Ear Lecture

“Tissue Engineering Based on Muscle-Derived Stem Cells,”

Johnny Huard;

520 E&E I, 11:45 am-1 pm (

Pitt Arts Ticket Sale

Assembly Rm. WPU, noon-2 pm (4-4498)

Pathology Research Seminar

“ALK & IGF-IR: Novel Interactions & Regulatory Mechanisms That Determine Their Role in Cancer,”

Hesham Amin, U of TX;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Locating Gene/Protein Information,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Neurological Surgery Lecture

“Minocycline for Acute Spinal Cord Injury: From Bench to Bedside,”

R. John Hurlbert;

B-400 Presby, 4 pm

CLAS Lecture

“40 Years of Painting in Mexico,”

Luis Castellanos Valui;

4130 Posvar, 4-6 pm (8-7392)

Thursday 8

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

CLAS Welcome Reception

Lower lounge WPU, 4-6 pm

Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

“On a Lucky Day a Surprising Balance of Forms & Spaces Will Appear,”

University Art Gallery FFA, 5-7 pm (8-2430)

Friday 9

• Add/drop period ends.

GI, Hepatology & Nutrition Lecture

“Palliative & Supportive Care: What Is It & What Does It Add?”

Rene Claxton;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

ULS Orientation

Ground fl. Hillman, 10 am (also Sept. 13 at 2:30 pm)

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“Trainees in Distress: Becoming a Doctor Is an Occupational Hazard,”

Lotte Dyrbye, Mayo Clinic;

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

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“Airway MUC18 Regulation & Function,”

Hong Wei Chu;

NW628 conf. rm. Montefiore; noon

Emerging Legends Concert

Brad Yoder;

Cup & Chaucer, ground fl. Hillman, noon

Book Launch Party


Kathleen George, theatre arts;

Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Oakmont, 7 pm (

Men’s Soccer Vs. Air Force;

Petersen Sports Complex, 7:30 pm

Saturday 10

Dental Medicine Lecture

“Local Anesthetics for the Dental Hygienist,”

Paul Moore;

2148 Salk 8 am-5 pm

Football/Vets Recognition Day

Vs. Maine;

Heinz Field, 1 pm

Sunday 11

Men’s Soccer Vs. Bowling Green;

Petersen Sports Complex, 2:30 pm

9/11 Anniversary Event

To honor victims of the terrorist attacks & military personnel who have died fighting terrorism since 9/11;

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, 11 am (412/621-4253 ext. 226)

Monday 12

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Andrea Ketchum;

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

CLAS Lecture

“Con y contra Borges: la huella del maestro es alargada,”

Francisca  Noguerol, U of Salamanca;

151 CL, 1-2:30 pm

UPMC Community Mtg.

“Hospital Master Plan for the UPMC Oakland Campus,”

John Innocenti, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside;

120 BST, 6-8 pm

Tuesday 13

GI, Hepatology & Nutrition Lecture

“Navigating & Surviving UPMC’s Electronic Health Record,”

Michael Dunn;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

Small Business Program

“SBIR/STTR: Making Connections”;

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 7:45 am-5 pm (

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Driving Biological Discovery Using Quantitative Proteomics,”

John Yates III;

520 E&EI, 11 am

MMR Seminar

“Epigenetic Basis for the Genetic Immunological Disease, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome,”

Yatin Vyas;

3rd fl. conf. ctr. Rangos Research Ctr., noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Common Causal Explanations and the Bell Inequalities,”

Gabor Hofer-Szabo;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Erythropoietin: Novel Approach to Neuroprotection in Human Brain Disease,”

Guodong Cao;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 14

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Comprehensive Radiosurgery Program: Neurosurgery,”

Arlan Mintz;

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

SAC Mtg.

532 Alumni, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to Vector NTI,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Developmental Biology Seminar

“Functional Dissection of Planarian Regeneration & Tissue Homeostasis,”

Kyle Gurley;

3rd fl. conf. ctr. Rangos Research Ctr., 2 pm

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Film Screening

“Going Blind”;

5 Scaife, 5:30 pm (

Thursday 15

ULS Workshop

“RefWorks Basics”;

ground fl. Hillman, noon


History Book Symposium

“Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black & Latin Game,”

Rob Ruck, history;

lower lounge WPU, 4 pm

PhD Defenses

GSPH/Environmental & Occupational Health

“Estimating the Global Burden of Aflatoxin-Attributable Liver Cancer Risk,”

Yan Liu;

Sept. 2, 5th fl. conf. rm. Bridgeside Point, 9 am

Engineering/ Industrial Engineering

“Eliciting Patient Preferences & Placing Expedited Organs,”

Zeynep Erkin;

Sept. 2, 1060 Benedum, 1 pm

IS/Information Science & Technology

“Methodology & Algorithms for Pedestrian Network Construction,”

Piyawan Kasemsuppakorn;

Sept. 8, 502 IS, 1 pm

A&S/ Biological Sciences

“Evolvability in a Variable World: Genetic Architecture of Arabidopsis Thaliana and Its Implications for Adaptation,”

Tarek Elnaccash;

Sept. 9, A219B Langley, 2:15 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Stance Time Variability & Energy Cost of Walking in Older Adults,”

David Wert;

Sept. 13, 6081 Forbes Tower, noon


Pgh. Irish & Classical Theatre


Sept. 8-Oct. 1; Henry Heymann Theatre

(pre-performance lect. at 7 pm Sept. 14 & 15 (412/561-6000 x206)


Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Journey Without Maps”;

Sept. 9-Nov. 11, 5-8 pm

Audubon Exhibit

“Salt Water Marsh Hen,” through Sept. 12;

“Virginia Rail,” Sept. 13-27;

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

Studio Arts Faculty Exhibit

“On a Lucky Day a Surprising Balance of Forms & Spaces Will Appear,”

Sept. 2-Oct. 21;

FFA Gallery, M, Tu, W, F 10 am-4 pm, Th 10 am-7 pm (8-2430)

Bradford Campus Art Exhibit

Architect Preston Abbey, Sept. 5-26;

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


“Going Blind” Screening

RSVP by Sept. 7 to for Sept. 14 screening.


Deadline is Sept. 16 for abstracts for Oct. 6 & 7 poster sessions. Submit at

Pitt-UW Day of Caring

Register online by Sept. 19.


OMET Teaching Surveys

Request deadline is Sept. 30 for surveys to be given Oct. 24-Dec. 9.

Log onto; click on the direct link. (4-6134)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Sept. 15-29. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Sept. 8 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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