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October 27, 2011


Thursday 27

Law/Health Sciences Conference

“Conflicts of Interest in the Practice of Medicine”;

U Club Ballrm. B, 8:15 am-6 pm

(also Oct. 28, 9 am-12:30 pm;

Flu Shot Clinic

Falk Pharmacy, 2nd fl. Falk Medical Bldg., 9 am-3 pm (412/623-6222)

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Ahlam Saleh;

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

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Kinetic & Thermodynamic Implications of Multiple Oligomeric DNA Polymerases in Cells,”

Michael Trakselis;

6014 BST3, 11 am (

Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Conference

“Leptin Modulates Cardiac Metabolism in Myocardial Ischemia,”

Kenneth McGaffin;

1195 Starzl BST, noon (

Epidemiology Seminar

“Is a Life-Course Approach to Late-Onset Dementias a Chimerical Challenge?”

Emiliano Albanese;

A115 Crabtree, noon (

GSPH Visiting Professor Lecture

“Accountability for Preventable Maternal Death,”

Rebecca Cook;

G12 Barco, noon (

Chemistry Seminar

“Single Fluorescent Molecules as Nano-Illuminators for Biological Structure & Function,”

W.E. Moerner, Stanford;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“The Dynamic Marine Calcium Cycle: An Isotopic Approach,”

Elizabeth Griffith;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Medieval & Renaissance Lecture

“Holy Anatomy, Animate Substance: The Shrine Madonna as a Performing Object,”

Elina Gertsman; 501G CL, 4 pm (4-5220)

Greensburg Campus Student Diversity Coalition Panel

“Feminism From a Global Perspective”;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7 pm (

Friday 28

• Deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office for fall term.

International Lung Conference

Holiday Inn-U Ctr.,

8 am-5:30 pm (

Endocrinology & Metabolism Conference

“Impact of Obesity & Weight-Loss Surgery on Female Reproduction,”

Heather Brooks;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am (

Endocrinology & Metabolism Patient Care Conference

Mansoor Tanwir;

1195 Starzl BST, 9:30 am (

Metropolitan Studies Lecture

“Reflections on Civic Engagement: The Case for Climate Change Policy at the City/Metropolitan Level,”

Daniel Mazmanian;

20th Century Club, 10 am (

Trustees Mtg.

WPU Assembly Rm., 11 am

Emerging Legends Concert

Benjamin Saalbach-Walsh;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Bradford Campus Gallery Reception

“Collective Living: Architectural Thesis,”

Dominic Yik;

KOA Gallery Blaisdell, UPB, noon

Bradford Campus Workshop

“PowerPoint Pizzazz: Adding Style to Your PowerPoint Presentation”;

200 Seneca, Downtown Bradford, 2-4 pm (

Chemistry Seminar

“Single-Molecule Studies of Biomolecular Dynamics in Solution & Fluorescence Enhancements by Metallic Nanoantennas,”

W.E. Moerner, Stanford;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm (

Anthropology Lecture

“Political Strategies & Domestic Economy of the Lote B Rural Elite in the Prehispanic Lurín Valley, Peru,”

Giancarlo Flores;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm

GSPH Dynamics Seminar

“Sex, Drugs & Race: How Risk Behaviors Differentially Contribute to Population STI-Risk,”

Jimi Adams, AZ St.;

A115 Crabtree, 3-5 pm (

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Some Varieties of Mental Causation,”

John Campbell, UC-Berkeley;

817R CL, 3:30 pm (

Greensburg Campus Performing Arts Society Benefit Concert

“Broadway Battles Breast Cancer”;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7:30 pm (

Saturday 29

Men’s Basketball vs. La Roche;

Petersen, 4 pm

Monday 31

• Spring term enrollment appointments begin.

MMG Seminar

“Tegument Proteins That Stabilize Herpesvirus Capsids During Maturation: The CMV Story,”

Edward Mocarski;

503 Bridgeside Pt. 2, 3:15 pm (


Tuesday 1

Flu Shot Clinic

Falk Pharmacy, 2nd fl. Falk Medical Bldg., 9 am-3 pm (412/623-6222)

Flu Shot Clinic

342 Craig, noon-2 pm (412/623-6222)

MMR Seminar

“Transcriptional Networks & Master Regulators of the Acinar Phenotype,”

Ray MacDonald;

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

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Frequencies, Chances & Undefinable Sets,”

Jan-Willem Romeijn, CMU;

1228 CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Bradford Campus Workshop

“Create a Tri-Fold Brochure: Topics in Microsoft Publisher”;

200 Seneca, Downtown Bradford, 1-3 pm (

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Drug  Design  From  Enzymatic Transition States,”

Vern Schramm;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm (

Archaeology Lecture

“Triumphal New York: The ‘Roman’ Arches of New York City,”

Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, CUNY;

306 CL, 4:30 pm (

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture

“Gut Feelings & Technical Precision: Thinking About the History of Cystic Fibrosis,”

Susan Lindee, Penn;

Scaife lecture rm. 5, 6 pm (

Jazz Week Film

“International Sweethearts of Jazz”;

WPU Assembly Rm., 7 pm (4-4364)

Wednesday 2

Family Medicine Grand Rounds

“Accountable Care Organizations,”

Harold Miller;

Scaife lecture rm. 1, 8 am (3-2248)

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Cytomegalovirus in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients,”

Minh Hong Nguyen;

west wing aud., UPMC Shadyside, 8 am (

Eye & Ear Lecture

“Stemming Vision Loss With Stem Cells,”

Martin Friedlander, Scripps Research Inst.;

E&EI boardrm. 5th fl., 11:45 am (RSVP:

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“After Midnight: Form, A New Balance & the Politics of Realism,”

Susan Andrade, English;

4130 Posvar, noon (

Pathology Lecture

“Nonneoplastic Renal Diseases in Tumor Nephrectomy Specimens: Clinically Significant but Often Overlooked,”

Kammi Henriksen, U of Chicago;

1104 Scaife, noon

International Studies Presentations

“Bridging Islands in Indonesian Higher Education Through Instructional Design,”

Asfah Rahman &

“Strategic Teaching Delivery Models in Indonesia,”

Fathor Rasyid;

5604 Posvar, noon-1 pm (

HSLS Workshop


Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm (

GI Grand Rounds

“Gastroenterology & Hepatology,”

John Nasr & Rawad Mounzer;

1104 Scaife, 5 pm (

Latin American Film

“El Bolero de Raquel / Raquel’s Bolero”;

FFA aud., 6:30-9 pm

Thursday 3

Flu Shot Clinic

Falk Pharmacy, 2nd fl. Falk Medical Bldg., 9 am-3 pm (412/623-6222)

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Molecular Switches in Signaling & Disease,”

Linda Nicholson;

6014 BST3, 11 am (

Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Conference

“Linking Mitochondrial Bioenergetics to the Etiology of Insulin Resistance,”

P. Darrell Neufer;

1195 Starzl BST, noon (

Epidemiology Seminar

“Connected: Saved or Doomed. Networks for Public Health,”

Hasan Guclu;

A115 Crabtree, noon (

Special Collections Open House

363 Hillman, 1-3 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Metal Binding Clusters in Replicative DNA Polymerases: What Are Iron & Zinc Doing?”

Peter Burgers, WA U at St. Louis;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm (

Chemistry Seminar

“Polymeric Fluorous Phases: From the Ultimate Limits of Low Polarity to Electrochemical Sensors With Exceptional Selectivities & Detection Limits,”

Phillipe Buhlmann, U of MN;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (

Jazz Week Lecture

“The Business of Jazz,”

Michael Cuscuna;

WPU Assembly Rm., 7 pm (4-4364)

Dance Ensemble Concert


Trees Dance Studio, 7 pm (also Nov. 4;

Music on the Edge Concert

Morton Feldman Mini-Festival;

Wood St. Galleries, Downtown, 8 pm (also Nov. 4; 412/394-3353)

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Wells Tower;

G24 CL, 8:30 pm (

ASWAD Conference

“African Liberation & Black Power: The Challenges of Diasporic Encounters Across Time, Space & Imagination”;

PAA & U Club, through Nov. 6


Friday 4

• Family Weekend activities on the Pittsburgh campus through Nov. 6.

Endocrinology & Metabolism Conference

“Role of KNDy Neurons in GnRH Pulse Generation & Puberty Onset,”

Tony Plant;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am (

Dental Medicine Lecture


Robert Obradovich, Kurt Summersgill, James Tauberg & Alan Timko;

2148 Salk, 8:30 am-3:30 pm (

Endocrinology & Metabolism Patient Care Conference

Ronald Codario;

1195 Starzl BST, 9:30 am (

Jazz Week Lecture

Curtis Fuller, trombone;

FFA aud., 10 am (4-4364)

GI Research Rounds

“A Small Animal Model of Nausea: High-Density Behavioral Data Associated With Chemotherapy-Induced Vomiting,”

Charles Horn;

conf. rm. M2 Presby, noon (

Emerging Legends Concert

Brenda Jean Trio;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

CRSP Lecture

“Equity Is NOT an Office,”

Linda Lane, Pgh. Public Schools superintendent;

2017 CL, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Integrative Pluralism: The Case of Protein-Folding,”

Sandra Mitchell;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

ULS Workshop

“RefWorks Basics”;

Hillman gr. fl., 2 pm

Jazz Week Lecture

Larry Coryell, guitar;

FFA aud., 2 pm (4-4364)

ACIE Grant Lecture

“Small World: Emotional Intelligence & the Library Patron,”

Kathryn James, Oxford;

PAA PA rm., 6 pm (8-7001)

Women’s Basketball vs. Seton Hill;

Petersen, 7 pm

Saturday 5

Dental Medicine Lecture

“Dental Radiography: Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Exam Prep Course,”

Victoria Green;

2148 Salk, 8:30 am-12:30 pm (

Jazz Week Lecture

Billy Cobham, drums;

FFA aud. 10 am (4-4364)

Jazz Week Lecture

Randy Brecker & Maurice Brown, trumpets;

FFA aud., 11:30 am (4-4364)

Bradford Campus Open House

UPB, 12:30-4 pm


Jazz Week Lecture

Donald Harrison, alto saxophone, & Quamon Fowler, tenor saxophone;

FFA aud., 1 pm (4-4364)

Jazz Week Lecture

Geri Allen, piano; FFA aud., 2 pm (4-4187)

Football vs. Cincinnati;

Heinz Field, 7 pm

Jazz Seminar Concert

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm (4-4364)

Sunday 6

Slovak Studies Heritage Festival

Commons Rm. CL, 1-5 pm (

Monday 7

Int’l Studies Model UN Session

WPU, 8:30 am-5 pm (

Men’s Basketball vs. KY Wesleyan;

Petersen, 7 pm

Tuesday 8

Flu Shot Clinic

Falk Pharmacy, 2nd fl. Falk Medical Bldg., 9 am-3 pm (412/623-6222)

Office of Research/NCURA Workshop

“International Collaborations: Negotiations & Compliance”;

S120 Starzl BST, 11:30 am-3:30 pm (4-7405)

Pharmaceutical Science Seminar

“NPC1L1 & Cholesterol Transport in the Small Intestine & Liver,”

Liqing Yu;

456 Salk, noon (

MMR Seminar

“Connecting the Disease-associated Lyp Tyrosine Phosphatase Variant to Immune Cell Dysfunction & Autoimmunity,”

Katherine Siminovitch;

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

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Approximation & Idealization: Why the Difference Matters,”

John Norton; 817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Global Health Film

“Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World”;

LR3 Scaife, 3:30-5:30 pm (

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Role of EgIN2 Prolyl Hydroxylase in Breast Cancer,”

Qing Zhang;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm (

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Latin America After 9/11: Some Reflections on Cultural Politics & Geopolitics,”

John Beverley, Hispanic languages & literatures;

2500 Posvar, 4:30 pm (4-5750)

Bradford Campus Workshop

“Basic Digital SLR Photography”;

200 Seneca, Downtown Bradford, 6-8 pm (

Wednesday 9

GI Pathology Meeting

“GI Pathology: Stomach,”

Timothy Pal;

Presby 6th fl. multi-headed microscope rm., 7:30 am (

Social Work Sidney Teller Lecture

“Educating for Community Change,”

Robert Fisher, UConn;

2017 CL, noon (4-6304)

Pathology Robert S. Totten Lecture

“Molecular Features of Pancreatic Cancer Progression,”

Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, Johns Hopkins Hospital;

1104 Scaife, noon

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Mental Illness & Substance Abuse in Indian & Maharashtrian Immigrants in North America,”

Balwant Dixit, pharmacology;

4130 Posvar, noon (

SAC Mtg.

630 WPU, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Sequence Similarity Searching,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm (

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Albert C. Muse Prize Academic Discussion

Nancy Snyderman;

Scaife aud. 6, 4 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Neurogastroenterology & Motility Center of Excellence Presentation,”

Klaus Bielefeldt;

1104 Scaife, 5 pm (

Veterans Services Talk

“A Brother’s Tale,”

Col. Edward Shames;

O’Hara Student Ctr., 6 pm (RSVP:

Thursday 10

Flu Shot Clinic

Falk Pharmacy, 2nd fl. Falk Medical Bldg., 9 am-3 pm (412/623-6222)

Senate Plenary Session

“Community & Campus Partnerships for Health & Wellness,”

keynote Kevin Jenkins, Pgh. Foundation;

WPU Assembly Rm., noon-3 pm (4-6505)

Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Conference

“Targeting Endoplasmic Reticulum for Preventing Beta Cell Death,”

Fumihiko Urano;

1195 Starzl BST, noon (

Epidemiology Seminar

“Using the Right Measuring Stick, Analyzing So You Don’t Miss the Point,”

Heather Allore;

A115 Crabtree, noon (

ADRC Conference

“Physical Activity as a Prevention of Cognitive Impairment,”

Kirk Erickson, psychology;

Montefiore ADRC conf. rm. S439, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Search Clinic,”

Michele Klein-Fedyshin;

Falk Library classrm. B, noon (

ULS Workshop

“RefWorks Advanced”;

Hillman gr. fl., 2 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Structural & Biophysical Insights Into the Olfactomedin Domain of Myocilin: Implications for Glaucoma,”

Raquel Lieberman, GA Tech;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm (

Chemistry Seminar

“Chemical Tools for Studying Cell Surface Glycans,”

Peng Wu, Albert Einstein College;

12B Chevron, 4 pm (

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Virus Capsids, Virus Genomes & How They Got That Way,”

Roger Hendrix, biological sciences;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm (4-5750)

Bradford Campus Workshop

“Basic Digital SLR Photography”;

200 Seneca, Downtown Bradford, 6-8 pm (

PhD Defenses

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Bibles en Images: Narrative & Translation in New York Public Library Spencer Ms. 22 & Related Manuscripts,”

Julia Finch;

Oct. 27, 104 FFA, 5:30 pm

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Sacred Image, Civic Spectacle & Ritual Space: Tivoli’s ‘Inchinata’ Procession & Icons in Urban Liturgical Theater in Late Medieval Italy,”

Rebekah Perry;

Oct. 28, 104 FFA, 4 pm


“‘Because We Are Alone’ Arguments for Humans as the Universe’s Only Intelligent Life Form From Ancient Philosophers to Today’s Scientists,”

Joseph Packer;

Oct. 31, 1128 CL, 9 am

Medicine/Computational Biology

“On the Evolution of Microbes: The Evolution of Genomes With Respect to RNA Folding,”

Rachel Brower Sinning;

Oct. 31, 3073 BST3, 10 am


“Catalytic Asymmetric Aldol Equivalents for an Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Apoptolidin C,”

Thomas Vargo;

Oct. 31, 307 Eberly, 12:30 pm

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“TGFB-Dependent Production of ROS Influences Paracrine Communications Between Stromal & Epithelial Cells in the Prostate,”

Melanie Grubisha;

Nov. 1, 1395 Starzl BST, 12:30 pm

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Discovery of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Protein-Protein Interactions,”

Yijun Huang;

Nov. 3, 456 Salk, noon

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“Phonological Processing Abilities of Adults Who Stutter,”

Kristin Pelczarski;

Nov. 4, 4065 Forbes Twr., 9:30 am

Medicine/Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology

“Endogenous DNA Damage Drives Cellular Senescence & Promotes Aging,”

Siobhan Gregg;

Nov. 4, S100A BST, 2 pm


“Development of a Broadly Reactive Vaccine for Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Influenza,”

Brendan Giles;

Nov. 8, 1095 Starzl BST, 11 am


“Miniaturization & Optimization of Electrochemical Detection Following Capillary Liquid Chromatographic Separation of Neurochemicals,”

Xiaomi Xu;

Nov. 10, 307 Eberly, 2 pm


Pitt Repertory/Symphony Orchestra Production

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”;

Nov. 3-13;

Randall Theatre, Foster Mem., Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm (


Museum Studies Seminar Exhibit

“The Imprint of War: Responses in Print,”

Jacques Callot, Nicholas Naughton & Sandow Birk;

Oct. 31-Dec. 5; FFA Gallery, M-F 10 am-4 pm (610/357-4599)

Bradford Campus Spectrum Visual Arts Exhibit

“Collective Living: Architectural Thesis,”

Dominic Yik;

Oct. 28-Dec. 2;

KOA Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB

Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Journey Without Maps,”

Daniel Lovering;

through Nov. 11; M-Th 7:30 am-11:45 pm, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-11:45 pm

Audubon Exhibit

“Esquimaux Curlew,”

through Nov. 8;

“Wilson’s Plover,”

Nov. 8-22;

Hillman gr. fl. exhibit case, reg. library hours (8-7715)


Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Nomination deadline is Oct. 28.


Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award

Submit nomination letters to Andrew Blair, 826 CL, by Oct. 31.

A&S Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize

Submit nominations to 140 Thackeray by Oct. 31.


A&S Bellet Teaching Excellence Award

Submit nominations to 140 Thackeray by Oct. 31.


Whitaker International Award for Bioengineers & Biomedical Engineers

Contact Judith Zang by Nov. 1.


Absentee Ballot Application

Deadline is 5 pm Nov. 1 for Nov. 8 general election.

(info: Governmental Relations, 710 Alumni, 4-6011, or Allegheny County Division of Elections, 542 Forbes, 412/350-4500)

Absentee Ballot Submission

Deadline is 5 pm Nov. 4 for Nov. 8 general election.

(info: Governmental Relations, 710 Alumni, 4-6011, or Allegheny County Division of Elections, 542 Forbes, 412/350-4500)

Faculty Survey on Book Center Renovations

Submit input by Nov. 7.


Clinical Scientist Award

Nominations for funding should be submitted by 10 am Nov. 7.


Chancellor’s Awards for Staff Excellence

Submit nominations online by Nov. 14.


Bowman Faculty Grants for Research Abroad

Applications available in 1209 CL; deadline is noon Nov. 18.


NIH Pilot Funding

Submit application electronically by Jan. 25.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Nov. 10-23. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Nov. 3 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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