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May 17, 2012


Thursday 17

ADRC Conference

“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


Psychiatry/Translational Neuroscience Seminar

“ERK MAP Kinase Regulation of Myelination: New Mouse Models for the Study of White Matter Perturbations in Human Disease,”

Sharyl Fyffe-Maricich;

1695 Starzl BST, 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)

Friday 18

• Summer term add/drop period ends.

Bike to Campus Event

Free bike registration, safety check & prize raffle;

Posvar (S. Bouquet side), 8-10 am

WPIC Psychotic Disorders Conf.

“Search for Treatments in Early Psychosis”;

Sheraton Station Square, 8 am-5 pm

( or 412/802-6917)

CIDDE/SIDI Workshops

“Process-Oriented Group Inquiry Learning,”

Rick Moog, Franklin & Marshall;

“Real Reasons to Write: Engaging & Motivating Student Writers,”

Sara Kajder, English;

“Reading to Learn or Learning to Read? Motivating Students to Complete Assigned Readings,”

Mary Margaret Kerr, administrative & policy studies;

U Club Ballrm. A, 8:30 am-12:30 pm


CIDDE Workshop

“CourseWeb Level 2”; B23 Alumni, 10 am


Chemistry Seminar

“Confinement & Catalysis in Chiral, Self-Assembled Nanoscale Flasks,”

Kenneth Raymond, UC-Berkeley;

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

Sunday 20

Bradford Campus Special Olympics/American Cancer Society Fundraiser

“Miles for Smiles”;

300 Campus Drive, UPB, 9 am


Dental Medicine Diploma Ceremony

Heinz Hall, Downtown, 1 pm


Bradford Campus Concert

Southern Tier Symphony;

Bromeley Theater, UPB, 3 pm


Monday 21

• Summer 12-week session add/drop period ends.

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, 9:30 am (

Senate BPC Mtg.

156 CL, 10 am

Medical School Diploma Ceremony

Carnegie Music Hall, 10 am


Voluntary Early Retirement Plan Info Session

548 WPU, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Barb Folb;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 3:30 pm (

Tuesday 22

Office of Research/NCURA Workshop

“Technology Transfer for the Research Administrator”;

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

Health Services Research Seminar

“Literacy, Adherence & Health Outcomes in Heart Failure,”

Michael Pignone;

305 Parkvale, noon (

Magee-Womens Research Seminar

“Genetics of Oligozoospermia & Male Infertility,”

Alex Yatsenko;

1st fl. conf. ctr. Magee Womens Research Inst., 204 Craft Ave., noon


MMR Seminar

“Polarity Protein Dynamics & Hypoxia in Drosophila,”

Yang Hong;

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


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“30 Years of Lung Cancer Research: How Far Have We Come?”

Jill Siegfried, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Wednesday 23

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Chinese Herbal Medicine as a Modulator of Chemotherapy in the Neoadjuvant Treatment of Early-Stage, Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer,”

Rushir Choksi;

“The Role of Early Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma in the Era of Novel Drugs,”

Lijun Dai;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper conf. rm. C, 8 am


Prayer Book Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm

Thursday 24

Rehabilitation Research Day

“Stroke Rehabilitation: Studying Outcomes Within a Large Integrated Health System,”

M. Elizabeth Sandel;

“Enhanced Post-acute Care Rehabilitation: A Success in Treatment Development Research,”

Eric Lenze;

WPU Ballrm., 8 am-4 pm


Voluntary Early Retirement Plan Info Session

548 WPU, 1 pm


Friday 25

Psychiatry Lecture

“From Rats to Regulation: The Role of Nicotine in Tobacco,”

Eric Donny;

WPIC 2nd fl. aud., noon

Renal Electrolyte Lecture

“AKI & the Path to CKD: Trees, Forests & Promises,”

Timothy Sutton;

F-1145 Presby, 12:15 pm


Voluntary Early Retirement Plan Info Session

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 1 pm


Saturday 26

• Official date for degrees awarded in the School of Law & the first professional programs in the medical & dental medicine schools.

Monday 28

• University closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Tuesday 29

Latin American Political Theory Workshop

“La primera teoria de la descolonizacion (The First Theory of Decolonization),”

Rafael Bautista;

1528 CL, 10 am & 2 pm (

EOH Seminar

Michael Yonas, family medicine;

100 Technology Dr. conf. rm. 540, 11:30 am (

MMR Seminar

“Childhood Metabolic Markers of Adult Morbidity: Black/White Disparity,”

Silva Arslanian;

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


GSPH Foster Community Lecture in Alzheimer’s Disease

“Forget Memory, Try Imagination,”

Anne Basting, U of WI;

Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave., 1 pm (

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1 pm (

Wednesday 30

• Summer 4-week-1 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Sports Injuries of the Foot & Ankle,”

John Kennedy, Cornell;

Montefiore 7th fl. LHAS aud., 7 am (

Pathology Research Seminar

“Translational Studies on Protease Receptors: A Pathologist’s View Bench to Bedside,”

Steve Gonias, UC-San Diego, S-100 BST, noon (8-1040)

Prayer Book Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Androgen Action in Prostate Carcinogenesis,”

Zhou Wang, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Thursday 31

Pathology Fetterman Lecture

“The Triad of Gastric Stromal Sarcoma, Pulmonary Chondroma & Extra-adrenal Paraganglioma: A Tale of Two Syndromes,”

J. Aidan Carney, Mayo Clinic;

3rd fl. conf. ctr. CHP Rangos Research Ctr., 8 am (8-1040)

Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Conf.

“ChREPB & Myc: Transcriptional Glucose Sensors,”

Donald Scott, 1195 Starzl BST, noon (



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

A. Robin Hoffman;

May 17, 527 CL, 10 am


“Transcriptional Regulation of Alpha-Synuclein by GATA2 in Substantia Nigra,”

Maxx Horowitz;

May 17, 6014 BST3, 1 pm


“The Role of Family History of Depression in the Development of Major Depression in Women During Midlife,”

Alicia Colvin;

May 21, 244 Sterling, 10 am

Medicine/Biomedical Informatics

“Designing Clinical Data Presentation Using Cognitive Task Analysis Methods,”

Thankam Paul Thyvalikakath;

May 21, M-184 Parkvale, 1 pm


“Genomics of Endoglin Pathway in Preeclampsia,”

Mandy Jo Bell;

May 22, 451 Victoria, 9 am

Medicine/Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology

“Biophysical Mechanisms of Amyloid Nucleation in Polyglutamine-containing Huntingtin Fragments,”

Rakesh Mishra;

May 23, 1018 BST3, 2 pm


“Breastfeeding the Late Preterm Infant: A Grounded Theory Study,”

Jill Radtke Demirci;

May 23, 451 Victoria, 2 pm


“Inter-temporal Choices With Temporal Preferences,”

Hyeon Sook Park;

May 24, 4716 Posvar, 8:30 am


“Essays on Immigration,”

Serife Genc;

May 24, 4716 Posvar, 10 am

A&S/Biological Sciences

“Identification of the Causes of Cytokinesis Failure in Cancer Cells,”

Ruta Sahasrabudhe;

May 24, A219B Langley, 1 pm

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“The Role of GPR30 in Mediating Estrogen Effects on Neurons & Cognitive Performance,”

Rebecca Hammond;

May 30, 456 Salk, noon

A&S/History & Philosophy of Science

“Time, Symmetry & Structure: A Study in the Foundations of Quantum Theory,”

Bryan Roberts;

May 30, G28 CL, 2 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


Student Opinion of Teaching Survey

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 31-June 14. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on May 24 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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