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February 9, 2012


“Structures,” an exhibit of Ruth Drescher’s photographs, is on display at the Barco Law Library through May 15.

“Structures,” an exhibit of Ruth Drescher’s photographs, is on display at the Barco Law Library through May 15.

Thursday 9

CIDDE Workshop

“Understanding Copyright & Fair Use Issues”;

B23 Alumni, 10 am

Endocrinology & Metabolism Conf.

“Metabolic Regulators of Pancreatic Beta Cell Proliferation,”

Laura Alonso;

1195 Starzl BST, noon (

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Take Advantage of Open Access: Increased Impact, Control & Convenience,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon (

ADRC Conf.

“Late-Life Social Activities & Cognitive Health,”

Jason Flatt;

Montefiore ADRC conf. rm. S439, noon (412/692-2721)

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Waltzing With the Big Boys: Evolution of the Coalition-Building Strategy of the Philippines in the World Trade Organization,”

Sharon Quinsaat, sociology;

4130 Posvar, noon (

UCIS Panel Discussion

“Dream Work: Cell Phone Novelists, Labor & Politics in Contemporary Japan,”

Gabriella Lukacs, Laura Brown, Charles Exley, Akiko Hashimoto & Giuseppina Mecchia;

602 CL, 12:30 pm


UCIS Lecture

“Afro-Ukrainians in a Slavic Society: Reflections of an African-American Fulbrighter in the Former Soviet Union,”

Terrell Starr;

4130 Posvar, 2:30 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“A Dual Site Catalyst for Hydride Manipulation,”

Travis Williams, USC;

154 Chevron, 2:30 pm (4-8200)

Iris Marion Young Award Presentation/Lecture

“The Uses & Abuses of Women’s Rights in Contemporary Discourse,”

Aili Mari Tripp, U of WI-Madison;

U Club Ballrm. A, 3-6 pm (4-6485)

Geology Colloquium

“The Origin of Modern Birds: New Evidence From the Cretaceous of China,”

Matthew Lamanna;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Molecular Images of Tissue by Mass Spectrometry: Looking Beyond the Microscope,”

Richard Caprioli, Vanderbilt;

154 Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“A Behavioral Medicine Perspective on the Development of Cardiovascular Disease,”

Karen Matthews, medicine;

1105 Scaife, 4 pm (

Humanities Colloquium

“Reading Herodotus in Renaissance Ferrara,”

Dennis Looney;

501G CL, 5 pm


CLAS Argentine Performance

Julieta Ugartemendia, Tom Roberts & Tangueros de Ley tango ensemble;

FFA aud., 7 pm (8-7394)

Friday 10

Endocrinology & Metabolism Conf.

“Obesity, the Microbiota & Colon Cancer Risk,”

Stephen O’Keefe;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am (

Endocrinology & Metabolism Conf.

Marilyn Augustine;

1195 Starzl BST, 9:30 am (

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“The Transformative Power of Role Modeling & Coaching in Medical Education,”

Scott Wright;

Scaife lect. rm. 3, noon (

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“All’s Well That Mends Well: Efficient Repair of Double-Strand Breaks,”

Kara Bernstein;

Scaife aud. 6, noon (

Emerging Legends Concert

The Parker Sisters;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

UCSUR Seminar

“Active Aging in an Intergenerational Perspective,”

Elza Souza, U of Brasilia, Brazil;

3343 Forbes Ave., 1st fl. conf. rm., noon (

Sociology Colloquium

“Women, Power & Peacemaking in Africa,”

Aili Mari Tripp, U of WI-Madison;

2432 Posvar, noon

Saturday 11

Memorial Service

For David Montgomery, former history faculty member;

FFA aud., 3 pm


Bradford Campus Concert

“SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir”;

Bromeley Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 6:30 pm

Sunday 12

Heinz Chapel Choir Chamber Choir Festival

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 13

Law Innovation Practice Inst. Forum

“Building Sustainable Neighborhoods: Powering Sustainable Development in Allegheny County”;

Phipps Conservatory, 8:30 am-4:30 pm


Hispanic Lecture

“Garay Street & Being-in-the-World: Human Spatiality in Borges’s ‘El Aleph,’”

William Richardson, National U of Ireland;

602 CL, 6 pm (

Queer & Feminist Film

“The Aggressives”;

2201 Posvar, 6 pm

Tuesday 14

GI Fellow Program

“Health Care Economics #1,”

Barry Kisloff;

conf. rm. M2 Presby, 7:30 am (

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Michele Klein-Fedyshin;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10:30 am (

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Integrin Signaling & Apoptosis Resistance in Cancer Cells,”

Cary Wu;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon (

MMR Seminar

“Immunobiology of Cord Blood Transplantation: Challenges & Therapeutic Opportunities,”

Paul Szabolcs;

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

Pharmaceutical Science Seminar

“Targeting IGF-IR in Breast Cancer,”

Adrian Lee;

456 Salk, noon (

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Bell Inequality & Common Causal Explanation in Algebraic Quantum Field Theory,”

Gábor Hofer-Szabó;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“The Fires of Inflammation Driving the Genesis of New Anti-Inflammatory Drugs,”

Bruce Freeman, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4:30 pm

Women’s Basketball vs. Louisville;

Petersen, 7 pm

Wednesday 15

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Aaron Insel;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Lung Cancer Screening: Ready for Prime Time,”

David Wilson;

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

CIDDE Faculty Workshop

“Designing Effective Writing Assignments”;

815 Alumni, 6 pm


CIDDE Faculty Workshop

“Teaching With Prezi”;

B23 Alumni, noon


Pathology Seminar

“Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells to Understand Hepatocyte Development & Disease,”

Stephen Duncan, Medical College of WI;

1104 Scaife, noon


UCIS Lecture

“The Caucasus Region: At Crossroads of Geopolitical Interests,”

Sergey Markedonov;

4217 Posvar, noon (

HSLS Workshop

“Gene Regulation Resources,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm (

GI Grand Rounds

“Intestinal Health & Nutrition Support Center of Excellence Presentation”;

1104 Scaife, 5 pm (

Thursday 16

Dental Informatics Seminar

“Rx for Change,”

Janet Balena;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 8:30 am-noon (

Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Conf.

“A Model of Liver Fatty Acid Flux in NAFLD,”

Elizabeth Parks;

1195 Starzl BST, noon (

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“An Ill Wind That Blows No Good? A Reinterpretation of the Depiction of Abe no Nakamaro in the Kibi Daijin Nittô Emaki Scroll,” Sara Sumpter, history of art & architecture;

4130 Posvar, noon (

Cell Biology Seminar

“Rho Regulators in Neuronal Development & Disease,”

Linda Van Aelst;

6014 BST3, 2 pm (

Chemistry Seminar

“Selective Adsorption of Ions to Aqueous Interfaces & Its Effects on Evaporation Rates,”

Richard Saykally, UC-Berkeley;

154 Chevron, 2:30 pm (4-8200)

UCIS Lecture

“US Policy & the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process: Legacies & Challenges,”

Husam Mohamad;

4130 Posvar, 3:30 pm (

Geology Colloquium

“The Integrity of Well Cement Under Geologic Sequestration Conditions,”

Barbara Kutchko;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Physics & Astronomy Seminar

“Particle Physics,”

Wai Yee Keung, U of IL-Chicago;

318 Allen, 4:30 pm

GSPIA Roscoe Robinson Memorial Lecture

“Race & Politics in Obama’s America,”

Desmond King, Oxford;

U Club Ballrm. A, 6 pm


Men’s Basketball vs. WVU;

Petersen, 9 pm

Friday 17

Dental Medicine Lecture

“OSHA/Bloodborne Pathogen Update: Training Session for the Office,”

W.H. Milligan;

2148 Salk, 9 am-noon (

Endocrinology & Metabolism Conf.

Hussain Mahmud;

1195 Starzl BST, 9:30 am (

UCIS Lecture

“Why We Kill: Lebanese Fighters in Everyday Life,”

Sami Hermez;

4430 Posvar, 11:30 am (

Emerging Legends Concert

Ortner-Roberts Duo;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Humanities Colloquium

“The Miraculous Breasts of Christina the Astonishing,”

Sarah Miller;

602 CL, 3 pm


REES/GOSECA Graduate Student Film Conf.


1500 Posvar, 6 pm

Greensburg Campus Joan Chambers Recital

Elizabeth Tomlin, piano;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7:30 pm

UCIS/Slavic Cultural Event

“Midwinter Russian Classics”;

FFA aud., 8 pm (

Saturday 18

CIDDE Faculty Workshop

“Designing Effective Writing Assignments”;

815 Alumni, 9 am


Sunday 19

Men’s Basketball vs. USF;

Petersen, 7 pm

Monday 20

Titusville Campus Open House

UPT, 9 am


Senate BPC Mtg.

156 CL, 10 am

Translational Neuroscience Program Seminar

“Smoking & Schizophrenia,”

Xiang Yang Zhang;

1695 Starzl BST, noon (

Queer & Feminist Film

“FtF: Female to Femme”;

2201 Posvar, 6 pm

Tuesday 21

GI Fellow Program

“Health Care Economics #2,”

Barry Kisloff;

conf. rm. M2, Presby, 7:30 am (

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, noon  (

MMR Seminar

“The Hygiene Hypothesis & Vulnerability to Asthma,”

Kathleen Barnes;

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

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“The Transcription Factor E47 in Normal Hematopoiesis & Cancers of Hematopoietic Origin,”

Lisa Borghesi;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon (

UCIS Lecture

“The Bakossi Bible Translation Project,”

James Robertson;

4130 Posvar, noon (

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon

EUCE/ESC Videoconference

“Conversations on Europe,”

Alberta Sbragia, Christiane Lemke & Larry Neal;

4217 Posvar, noon

CTSI Seminar

“Survey Sampling Methods in Epidemiology”;

7039 Forbes Twr., noon (

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Color Constancy & the Relativities Therein,”

Derek Brown;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

U Club Ballrm. A, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Discovery of the 2’, 3’-cAMP-Adenosine Pathway: Does This Mechanism Protect Organs From Injury?”

Edwin Jackson;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm (3-7757)

UCIS Teacher Training

“Globalization & Civil Society,”

Jackie Smith;

4130 Posvar, 5-8:30 pm (

Women’s Basketball vs. UConn;

Petersen, 7 pm

Wednesday 22

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“High Energy Lower Extremity Trauma: When Does Limb Salvage Make Sense?”

James Ficke;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Inactivating BRAF Mutations Confer Cancer Sensitivity to Dasatinib via Senescence,”

Faye Johnson;

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

Pathology Seminar

“Methionine Adenosyltransferase & S-Adenosylmethionine in Health & Cancer,”

Shelly Lu, USC;

1104 Scaife, noon


UCIS Lecture

“Social Movement Scenes & Occupied Spaces in Italy,”

Gianni Piazza & Alice Mattoni;

2432 Posvar, noon


CRSP Reed Smith Lecture

“Inequality & the American City: Implications of the Neighborhood Effect,”

Robert Sampson, Harvard;

2017 CL, noon

HSLS Workshop

“SNPs & Genetic Variation,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm (

Immigration Law Clinic Workshop

U Club Ballrm. B, 3 pm (412/281-8615)

Neurological Surgery Lecture

“Discovering Anti-Invasive Treatments for Glioma,”

E. Antonio Chiocca;

suite B-400, Presby, 4 pm (

UCIS Lecture

“Caribbean Queer,”

Alison Donnell & Angelique Nixon;

602 CL, 4 pm (

Physics & Astronomy Seminar

Matthew Strait, U of Chicago;

318 Allen, 4:30 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,”

David Levinthal, Charles Gabbert & Jennifer Seminerio;

1104 Scaife, 5 pm (

Thursday 23

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Citizenship Education in Post-Suharto Indonesia,”

Suzanna Eddyono, sociology;

4130 Posvar, noon (

Health Policy Inst. Lecture

“Remedy & Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform,”

Paul Starr;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Chemistry Seminar

“Practical C-H Functionalization Methods for Streamlining the Synthesis of Complex Molecules,”

Gong Chen, PSU;

154 Chevron, 2:30 pm (4-8200)

Geology Colloquium

“Sulfur Isotope Systematics of Mahoney Lake, British Columbia,”

William Gilhooly, IN U;

11 Thaw, 4 pm




“The Geographicall Compass: History, Authority & Utility in the English Voyage Account, 1660-1730,”

Jacob Pollock;

Feb. 9, 3703 Posvar, 11 am

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Cancer History, Smoking Related Morbidities & Smoking Cessation Behavior,”

Chimeremma Nnadi;

Feb. 13, BCHS conf. rm. 2, noon


“UV Resonance Raman Studies of Peptide Folding, Peptide Fibrillization & Cl- Èh2o Charge Transfer Transition,”

Kan Xiong;

Feb. 13, 307 Eberly, 1 pm

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Mirror Affect: Interpersonal Spectatorship in Installation Art Since the 1960s,”

Cristina Albu;

Feb. 14, 104 FFA, 9 am

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology

“HIV Increases Susceptibility to Tuberculosis by Manipulating M. Tuberculosis-Specific Immunological Responses,”

Collin Diedrich;

Feb. 16, 1101 Scaife, 10 am

Social Work

“Predicting Savings From Adolescence to Young Adulthood: Early Savings Leads to Improved Financial Outcomes,”

Terri Friedline;

Feb. 17, 2304 CL, 10 am


“Avoiding Dystopia: Documenting Warfare, Britain 1914-1920,”

Claudia Heske;

Feb. 17, 512 CL, 1 pm


Pitt Theatre Arts/Playwrights Theatre Production

“The Gammage Project”;

Feb. 9-19;

Henry Heymann Theatre, T-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm


Greensburg Campus Gay-Straight Alliance Production

“The Vagina Monologues”;

Feb. 22-24;

Campana Chapel, UPG, W & Th 7:30 pm, F noon


Bradford Campus Exhibit

“America Unsettled: Small Sculptures & Drawings by Drake Gomez”;

through Feb. 24;

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

Global Health Exhibit

“Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health”;

through Feb. 25, Falk Library, M-Th 7 am-mid., F 7 am-10 pm, Sat 9:30 am-10 pm, Sun 9:30 am-mid.

Barco Law Library Exhibit


Ruth Drescher;

through May 15, M-Th 7 am-10 pm, F 7 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 10 am-10 pm


OMET Student Opinion of Teaching Survey

Request deadline is Feb. 10.


American Cancer Society Daffodil Days

Place orders by Feb. 20.

(Email for order form.)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Feb. 23-March 8. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Feb. 16 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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