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March 8, 2012


Music on the Edge presents the Firebird Ensemble at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in Bellefield auditorium. For more information, call 412/394-3353.

Music on the Edge presents the Firebird Ensemble at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in Bellefield auditorium. For more information, call 412/394-3353.

Thursday 8

Chemistry Seminar

“Single Molecule Studies on the Structure & Assembly of Nucleosomes,”

Tae-Hee Lee, Penn State;

150 Chevron;

4 pm (4-8200)

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Skeletal Tissue Engineering & Regeneration: Adult Stem Cells, Nanofibrous Scaffold & Biological Regulation,”

Rocky Tuan, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Obesity Lecture

“Plication of Stomach With Adjustable Gastric Banding,”

Carol McCloskey;

Magee conf. rm. A&B zero level, 4:30 pm (412/641-3646)

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Pgh. Gut Club

“Preventing Neoplastic Progression in IBD: The Link Between Inflammation & Dysplasia,”

Thomas Ullman;

U Club Ballrm. A, 6 pm


Friday 9

• University closed in observance of spring holiday.

Saturday 10

Asian Studies/Contemporary Craft Workshop & Chanoyu Ceremony

“Japanese Traditional Tea Scoop,”

Tadao Arimoto & Yoko Motoyama;

Smallman St. & 21st St., 12:30-6 pm


Memorial Service

For Robert Glaser, founding director emeritus of LRDC;

Heinz Chapel, 1 pm

Monday 12

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, noon


Queer & Feminist Film

“All About My Mother”;

2201 Posvar, 6 pm

Tuesday 13

GI Fellow Program

“Pathophysiology/Board Review: SB Physiology — Digestion, Absorption & Disorders of Maldigestion/Malabsorption,”

Klaus Bielefeldt;

Presby conf. rm. M2, 7:30 am


Blood Drive

WPU lower lounge & Victoria 1st fl. lounge, 8 am-2 pm


Scientific Technical Webinar

“Overcoming Challenges of Protein Analysis in Mammalian Systems”;

10 am


Cell Biology Seminar

“The Stress of Misfolded Proteins in Biology, Aging & Disease,”

Richard Morimoto;

520 E&EI, 11 am


UPMC/Life Solutions Wellness Event

“The Healthy Lifestyle Experience 5”;

WPU Ballrm., 11 am-2 pm


Office of Research/NCURA Workshop

“It Takes a Village to Manage Awards: Post-Award Issues for Pre-Award Research Administrators & Departmental Administrators”;

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

MWRI Seminar

“Lipolysis in the Metabolic Syndrome: Beyond Adipose Tissue,”

Erin Kershaw;

MWRI conf. rm. 1st fl., noon


CIDDE Workshop

“Laughter As Learning: The Why, How & Who of Appropriate Humor in the Classroom”;

815 Alumni, noon


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Inhibitor Discovery for the Fes & Abl Type Tyrosine Kinases in Cancer,”

Thomas Smithgall;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper ground fl. conf. rm. D, noon


MMR Seminar

“Stem Cells & Early Development,”

Janet Rossant;

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


Pharmaceutical Science Seminar

“H-2 Gamendazole a Non-Hormonal Male Contraceptive Agent: Discovery, Target, Identification & Development,”

Gunda Georg;

456 Salk, noon


CRSP Reed Smith Lecture

“Exploring Racial Residential Segregation With a Telescope & a Microscope,”

Maria Krysan, U of IL-Chicago;

2017 CL, noon


Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Conservation, Activity & the Anti-Cartesian Argument of the Queries to Newton’s ‘Opticks,’”

Katherine Dunlop, Brown;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 2 pm


Philanthropy Forum

“Philanthropy’s Opportunity for Leadership,”

Emmett Carson;

U Club Ballrm. A, 2 pm


Academic Affairs-Health Sciences Global Health Film

“Where Are the Men?”;

Scaife lect. rm. 1, 3 pm


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Dynamic Chromatin Structural Transitions Drive Heterogeneous Transcriptional Output at the Single Cell Level,”

Ty Voss;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“The Power to Define: Who Is an African/Black American?”

Jack Daniel;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

German Lecture

“Mediascapes of the Cold War,”

Katie Trumpener, Yale;

602 CL, 5 pm


Wednesday 14

Special Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Structural Organization & Conformational Changes of Transmembrane Signaling Complexes Using Nanodiscs & Single-molecule Fluorescence,”

Gerald Hazelbauer;

1018 BST3, 11 am


HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Are You Making an Impact?”

Linda Hartman;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon


HSLS Workshop


Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm


Institutional Review Board Seminar

“Data Security Awareness for Researchers,”

O’Hara Student Ctr. ballrm., noon


Pathology Seminar

“Intrinsic Resistance to Targeted Therapies in Thyroid Cancer: Mechanism & Alternative Strategies,” James Fagin;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Religious Studies Colloquium

Lina Insana;

2628 CL, noon


Prayer Book Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm

Asian Studies/Korea Council Symposium

“Whither North Korea?”;

125 FFA, 6 pm


Thursday 15

Epidemiology Seminar

“Cutting-Edge Research in Injury Epidemiology,”

Thomas Songer;

A115 Crabtree, noon


ADRC Conf.

“Disclosing Amyloid Imaging Results in MCI: Consensus From an Expert Panel,”

Jennifer Lingler;

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

CILE US Steel Lecture

“The Euro Crisis: Some Lessons for the EU,”

Kurt Riechenberg, sr. clerk of EU Court of Justices;

113 Barco, noon


German Colloquium

“To the Unknown Cinemagoers: German Cinema as an Occupation Cinema,”

Katie Trumpener, Yale;

602 CL, 12:30 pm


Thornburgh Disability Law & Policy Family Lecture

Jonathan Young;

U Club, 1 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Synthesis of Cadmium Selenide Quantum Belts Having Excellent Optical Properties From (CdSe)13 Nanocluster,”

William Buhro, WA U;

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

European Studies Lecture

“The Art Collection of Christina of Sweden (1626-89): Cleopatra Rediscovered,”

Enzo Borsellino, Roma Tre U;

202 FFA, 4 pm

Katz Lecture on Social & Economic Development

“The Past & Future of US Foreign Aid in an Uncertain World,”

Andrew Natsios, former director of USAID;

UClub ballrm. A, 4 pm


Latin American Film


FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Friday 16

Dental Medicine Lecture

“Update on Local Anesthesia Therapeutics & Complications for the Dental Hygienist,”

Paul Moore & Marie George;

2148 Salk, 9 am-noon


Metropolitan Studies Lecture

“Regional Collaboration for Sustainability & Climate Protection: Local Inst. & Policy Networks,” Richard Feiock, FSU;

U Club Ballrm. A, 10 am

Undergrad Symposium on Latin America & the Caribbean

PAA, 10:30 am-4:30 pm


Biomedical Informatics Workshop

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

Rebecca Crowley;

CR2131 Magee, 11 am


Psychiatry Seminar


WPIC 2nd fl. aud., noon


Sociology Colloquium

“Unjust Movement: Oil & Food Injustices in Ecuador & Florida,”

Patricia Widener, FL Atlantic U;

2432 Posvar, noon (8-7594)

Emerging Legends Concert

Puro Queso Jazz Quartet;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Bradford Campus Exhibit Opening

“Affairs of the Art: 9th Annual Pitt-Bradford Student Art Exhibition”;

KOA Electronics Lobby, Blaisdell, UPB, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Neural Reuse in the Functional Organization of the Brain,”

Michael Anderson, Franklin & Marshall;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Dental Medicine Lecture

“Clinical Refresher Program for Local Anesthesia Injection Techniques,”

Paul Moore;

2148 Salk, 1-4 pm


Classics Lecture

“Poetic Unity in Aristotle,”

Wolfgang Bernard, U of Rostock;

244B CL, 4 pm

Saturday 17

Dental Medicine Lecture

“Local Anesthetics for the Dental Hygienist,”

Angelina Riccelli, Antonia Ambrosino, Matthew Cooke, Paul Moore & Victoria Gallo;

2148 Salk, 8 am-5 pm


European Studies Teacher Training French Immersion Inst.

“Les Elections Présidentielles et Législatives Françaises de 2012: The French Presidential & Legislative Elections of 2012,”

Jean-Dominique Le Garrec & Jean Collet;

5200 Posvar, 8:30 am-1:30 pm


Music on the Edge

Firebird Ensemble;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (412/394-3353)

Monday 19

• Summer term enrollment period begins.

Senate BPC Mtg.

156 CL, 10 am

CTSI Workshop

“Learn to Use the Text Information Extraction System”; Magee conf. rm. 2131, 11 am (

Tuesday 20

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Rebecca Abromitis;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 9 am

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, noon

MMR Seminar

“Arterial Tortuosity: New Intracellular Pathways of TGFb Regulation,”

Zsolt Urban;

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


Pharmaceutical Science Seminar

“Pharmacogenomics: Applications in Lung & Head & Neck Cancer,”

Marjorie Romkes;

456 Salk, noon (

CIDDE Workshop

“Teaching With Prezi”;

B23 Alumni, noon


Social Work Lecture

“Community Practice: From Local to Global Perspectives & Back,”

Marie Weil, UNC-Chapel Hill;

2017 CL, noon (4-6304)

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon

CTSI Seminar

“Survey Sampling Methods in Epidemiology”;

7039 Forbes Twr., noon


History Lecture

“Portuguese Expansion & Cross-Cultural Artistic Exchange,”

Mario Pereira, U of MA;

3703 Posvar, 2 pm


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“PGC-1a as a Target for Neuroprotection in Parkinson’s Disease,”

David Simon;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh: Past, Present & a Terrific Future,”

Harvey Borovetz;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Wednesday 21

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Advances in Platelet Transfusion Therapy,”

Darrell Triulzi;

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


EALL Colloquium

David Kim; 4130 Posvar, noon (4-5562)

Prayer Book Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Proteomic Analysis: Protein Identification & Quantification,”

Mani Balasubramani;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Molecular Plasmonics: Nanoscale Sensing & Spectroscopy,”

Richard Van Duyne, Northwestern U;

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

History Talk

“The Fante & the Transatlantic Slave Trade,”

Rebecca Shumway;

3703 Posvar, 4 pm


GI Grand Rounds

“Gastroenterology & Hepatology,”

Jeffrey Easler & Elizabeth Blaney;

1104 Scaife, 5 pm


Pitt Symphony Orchestra

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Thursday 22

Five-Campus College Fair

“How to Write a College Essay;

What Questions to Ask When Selecting a College;

Scholarships & Financial Aid”;

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 11 am-2 pm & 5-7 pm


Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Conf.

“Lipotoxicity Causes Multisystem Organ Failure & Exacerbates Acute Pancreatitis in Obesity,”

Vijay Singh;

1195 Starzl BST, noon


Epidemiology Seminar

“Translational Research in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus,”

Kelly Shields;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Islamic Resurgence in Post-Colonial Malaysia,”

Ya-wen Yu;

4130 Posvar, noon


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Mid-Holocene Human Foraging in Northern California: How Stable Isotope Biochemistry Arbitrates Archaeology & History,”

Loukas Barton;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Cell-Extracellular Matrix Adhesion: Molecular Basis, Signaling & Human Diseases,”

Chuanyue Wu, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Lecture

“How to Hit HIV Where it Hurts,”

Arup Chakraborty, MIT;

102 Benedum, 5 pm

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Eula Biss;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm


PhD Defenses

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Role of State Licensing & Physician Reporting Requirements on Older Driver Safety,”

Yll Agimi;

March 9, GSPH 2nd fl. conf. rm., 1:30 pm


“Perceived Neighborhood Contentedness & Its Impact on Physical & Sedentary Activity in Adolescents,” Michael Bazaco;

March 12, 109 Parran, 11 am


“Elevated Circulating Aldosterone & Platelet Activity in Overweight/Obese Young Adults: Roles in Vascular Remodeling & Cardiometabolic Health,”

Jennifer Cooper;

March 12, A622 Crabtree, 12:30 pm

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Art & Language & the Politics of Art Worlds, 1969-1977,”

Robert Bailey;

March 13, 9:30 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Vestibular Rehabilitation Using Virtual Reality & Psychometric Properties of the Balance Rehabilitation Unit Assessment Balance Device,”

Khalid Awdah Alahmari;

March 14, 4014 Forbes Twr., 9 am

SHRS/ Rehabilitation Science

“Investigation of Transfer Technique Biomechanics Among Persons With Tetraplegia & Paraplegia,”

Padmaja Kankipati;

March 15, 4065 Forbes Twr., 1 pm

A&S/Biological Sciences

“The Mcm2-7 Replicative Helicase Is Essential to Coordinate DNA Replication, S-Phase Checkpoint & Sister Chromatid Cohesion,”

Feng-Ling Tsai;

March 15, A219B Langley, 2 pm


“Situating Academic Readers: Emotion & Narrative in the Classroom,”

Emily Wender;

March 16, 501 CL, 10 am

IS/IS & Technology

“Advanced Map Matching Technologies & Techniques for Pedestrian/Wheelchair Navigation Systems,”

Ming Ren;

March 16, 502 IS, 2 pm

A&S/Religious Studies

“Constructing Christian Identities, One Canaanite Woman at a Time: Studies in the Reception of Matthew 15:21-28,”

Nancy Klancher;

March 16, 2628 CL, 2 pm


“Complexity, Accuracy & Fluency as Properties of Language Performance: The Development of the Multiple Subsystems Over Time & in Relation to Each Other,”

Mary Lou Vercellotti;

March 16, 335 CL, 2 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Spatial & Multidimensional Visualization of Jeddah Health Resources: A Community Health Assessment of Jeddah City,”

Faisal Jamalallail;

March 19, 6053 Forbes Twr., 11 am

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Contested Collectivities: Europe Reimagined by Contemporary Artists,”

Brianne Cohen;

March 19, 104 FFA, 1 pm

IS/Library & IS

“Archives as Agents of Accountability & Justice: An Examination of the National Security Archive in the Context of Transitional Justice in Latin America,”

Joel Blanco-Rivera;

March 21, 502 IS, 2 pm


Pgh. Irish & Classical Theatre Reading

“Lively Stones,”

Sarah Bowden;

March 18, Henry Heymann Theatre, Foster Mem., 7 pm (4-0933)

Greensburg Campus Musical

“Dog Assassin”;

March 22-26, Ferguson Theater, UPG, Th-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm, M 7 pm


Bradford Campus Exhibit

“Affairs of the Art: 9th Annual Pitt-Bradford Student Art Exhibition”;

March 16-April 13, KOA Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB,

M-Th 8:30 am-8 pm, F 8:30 am-6 pm

ULS Exhibit

“Charles Dickens”;

through May 1, Hillman Special Collections Rm., reg. library hours

Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Structures,” 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

ULS Exhibit

Front pages of original charters establishing Pitt forerunners Pgh. Academy (1787) and Western U of PA (1819);

through May 18, Hillman gr. fl. exhibition case, reg. library hours


CTSI Funding for Pilot Project Program in Hemostasis & Vascular Biology

Submission deadline is March 15.


CTSI Funding for Translation Into Quality Pilot Project Program

Submission deadline is March 15.

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Port Authority Grace Period

Resolve any problems with Pitt ID card & the Port Authority system by April 1. (8-1100)

CTSI Pilot Funding Opportunities Available for Computational Modeling

Proposal deadline is April 16.

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Conflict of Interest Filing

Deadline to file forms through the Superform system ( is April 16. Supervisors must send the management reporting forms & annual data summary reports to the provost or sr. VC for Health Sciences by May 15. (technical assistance: 8-2222)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of March 22-April 5. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on March 15 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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