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May 3, 2012


Thursday 3

Voluntary Early Retirement Plan Info Session

342 Craig, 2 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Superefficient Electron Transfer Through 310 Helical Peptides,”

Flavio Maran, U of Padova;

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

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Eleanor Johnson Lecture

“Medieval Vernacular Literary Theory: The Ethics of Form”;

602 CL, 3 pm


Friday 4

Greensburg Campus Children’s Literature Conf.

Candace Fleming & Eric Rohmann;

Smith, UPG, 8:30 am-3:30 pm


Titusville Campus Benefits Open Enrollment Fair

Haskell Memorial Library, UPT, 11 am

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“Obesity & Asthma, From Epidemiology to the Bench,”

Fernando Holguin;

conf. rm. NW628 Montefiore, noon


Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Developing a Clinically Viable Brain-Computer Interface System Using Electrocorticography,”

Wei Wang;

Scaife aud. 6, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Rebecca Abromitis;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 2 pm


Saturday 5

Greensburg Campus Teleconf.


250 Millstein, UPG, 8:30-11:30 am


Sunday 6

• Residence halls open for summer term.

Monday 7

• Summer term enrollment period ends & classes begin.

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (

Tuesday 8

GI Fellow Program

“Journal Club: Designing Studies/Writing a Scientific Manuscript (Discussion),”

Charles Gabbert;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

MMR Seminar

“Influenza in the Young & Aged: Infection, Vaccination & Overcoming Viral Diversity,”

Ted Ross; Rangos Research Ctr. 3rd fl. conf. ctr., noon

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Mechanisms Driving Dormancy of Disseminated Tumor Cells,”

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, Mt. Sinai Medical Ctr.;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


Voluntary Early Retirement Plan Info Session

548 WPU, noon


Health Services Research Seminar

“Enhancing the Population Impact of Stepped Collaborative Care Interventions Targeting PTSD,”

Douglas Zatzick, U of WA;

305 Parkvale, noon


CIDDE Workshop

“CourseWeb Level 1”;

B23 Alumni, 1 pm


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Integrating Cancer Metabolism, Autophagy & the Tumor Microenvironment to Achieve Personalized Cancer Treatment,”

Michael Lisanti, Thomas Jefferson U;

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

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Regulation of Receptors & Transporters: Endocytosis Meets Function,”

Alexander Sorkin, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4:30 pm

Wednesday 9

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Dann Laudermilch;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Recurrent Head & Neck Cancers: New Options, New Challenges,”

Dwight Heron;

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

CIDDE Workshops

“CourseWeb Level 1,”

10 am;

“Kaltura Media Streaming Building Block in Blackboard,”

2 pm;

B23 Alumni (

Pathology Seminar

“Lysosomotropic Therapy for Malignant Glial Neoplasms,”

Kevin Roth, U of AL-Birmingham;

1104 Scaife, noon (

Dental Medicine Lecture

“Force Dynamics, Concussion & Dentistry: An Inter-relationship,”

Michael Rocklin; 458 Salk, noon (

Prayer Book Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm

SAC Mtg.

630 WPU, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Cancer Informatics,” Ansuman Chattopadhyay; Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm (

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Starzl Prize Award Presentation/Lecture

“Transplantation Tolerance: Bench to Bedside,”

David Sachs, Harvard, & A. Benedict Cosimi, Harvard;

1102 Scaife, 4 pm

Thursday 10

UPMC Ovarian Cancer Symposium

“Molecular Mechanisms & Personalized Medicine”

(also May 11; times, locations & registration:

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Jill Foust;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 8 am  (

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“The War on Cancer: The Next 40 Years,”

Nancy Davidson, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Obesity Lecture

“Radiologic Testing & Bariatric Surgical Complications,”

Amy Lu;

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

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Pgh Gut Club

“Hepatitis C Virus in the Era of Direct-Acting Antivirals,”

Paul Pockros;

UClub, 6 pm (

Friday 11

Ophthalmology Conf.

“Vision Restoration: Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology,”

UClub, 8 am-5:30 pm


Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Conf.

“Clinical Case Presentation,”

Vasudev Magaji;

1195 Starzl BST, 9:30 am (

Voluntary Early Retirement Plan Info Session

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon


Law Commencement

Keynote: Art Rooney II; Soldiers & Sailors aud., 3 pm (

Saturday 12

Dental Medicine Lecture

“Dental Radiography: Dental Assisting National Board Exam Preparation Course,”

Gayle Ball; 2148 Salk, 8:30 am-1:30 pm (

Monday 14

• Summer 12-week, 6-week-1 & 4-week-1 sessions enrollment period ends & classes begin.

Biomedical Informatics Workshop

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

Rebecca Crowley; S100A BST, 11 am


Tuesday 15

GI Fellow Program

“Pathophysiology/Board Review: GI Infections of the SB & Colon,”

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am

CIDDE Workshop

“Kaltura Media Streaming Building Block in Blackboard”;

B23 Alumni, 10 am


Spring Supplier Show

“Celebrating Diversity & Sustainability”;

WPU, 10:30 am-2:30 pm


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“HMGB1 at the Crossroads of Autophagy, Metabolism & Cancer,”

Daolin Tang, surgery;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon (

Voluntary Early Retirement Plan Info Session

Dining Rm. A WPU, 1 pm


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Synaptic Wnt Signaling, a Journey to the Nucleus & Back,”

Vivian Budnik, U of MA;

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

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Linkers, Loops & Tails: Structure, Dynamics & Inhibitor Targeting of Src-Family Tyrosine Kinases,”

Thomas Smithgall, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Wednesday 16

• Add/drop period ends for summer 4-week-1 & 6-week-1 sessions.

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Use of Stem Cells in Cartilage Repair,”

James Hui Hoi Po, U of Singapore;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 7 am

Surgery Research Day/Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science

“Advancing Translational Research in Pancreatic Cancer,”

Diane Simeone, U of MI;

UClub ballrm. A & B, 7:30 am-2 pm

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“You Survived Cancer: What Next?”

Gijsberta van Londen;

Herberman conf. ctr. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 2nd fl., aud., 8 am

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Linda Hartman;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 11 am (

Scientific Technical Webinar

“Solutions to Common Sources of Error in the Quantitative PCR Workflow”;

11 am


Pathology Seminar

“Common Diagnostic Problems in the Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias,”

Anna-Luise Katzenstein, SUNY Upstate Medical U;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Prayer Book Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm

Voluntary Early Retirement Plan Info Session

342 Craig, 3 pm


Thursday 17

ADRC Conf.

“Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Cognitive Survival: Role of ABeta & Metabolism,”

Ann Cohen, psychiatry;

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

Voluntary Early Retirement Plan Info Session

Dining Rm. A WPU, noon


CIDDE Workshop

“CourseWeb Level 2”;

B23 Alumni, 1 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Lanthanides: From Coordination Chemistry to the Clinic,”

Kenneth Raymond, UC–Berkeley;

150 Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)



“On the Edge of al-Qaida?  Assessing al-Qaida’s Changing Role in Terrorist Attacks & Plots Over Time,”

Luke Gerdes;

May 3, 3200 Posvar, 10 am

Medicine/Integrative Molecular Biology

“Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Positive Merkel Cell Carcinoma: From Diagnosis to Therapy,”

Reety Arora;

May 4, Hillman Cancer Ctr. 2nd fl. conf. rm., 2 pm


“Three Essays on Strategic Voting,”

Sun Tak Kim;

May 8, 4716 Posvar, 2:30 pm


“Statistical Methods & Analysis for Human Genetic Copy Number Variation & Homozygosity Mapping,”

Xiaojing Zheng;

May 9, A622 Crabtree, 2 pm

Medicine/Integrative Molecular Biology

“Life & Death of Mesenchymal Stem Cells/Multipotential Stromal Cells (MSC): Countervailing Regulation by Survival & Apoptotic Signaling,”

Melanie Rodrigues;

May 11, 202 FFA, 9:30 am


“Doubtful Characters: Alphabet Books & Battles Over Literacy in 19th-Century British Print Culture,”

A. Robin Hoffman;

May 17, 527 CL, 10 am


Pgh. Irish & Classical Theatre

“In the Next Room”;

through May 5;

Charity Randall Theatre, 8 pm (412/394-3353)


Barco Law Library

“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


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

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


Open Enrollment

Changes to benefit plans must be made by May 9.


Conflict of Interest Filing

Supervisors must send management reporting forms & annual data summary reports to provost or sr. VC for Health Sciences by May 15. (assistance: 8-2222)

Student Opinion of Teaching Survey

Log onto MyPitt & under MyResources, click on OMET Survey Request or log onto & click on the direct link. Survey periods & deadlines for requesting vary by session.

Voluntary Early Retirement Plan

Eligible staff must complete form & submit to Human Resources by June 15.

( or 4-8160)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of May 17-31. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on May 10 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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