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May 31, 2012


Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems celebrates its 10th anniversary June 7 with a lecture by Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP. Jealous will speak on “Trayvon Martin: Racial Profiling & the Need to Heal America” at 5:30 pm in Alumni Hall.

Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems celebrates its 10th anniversary June 7 with a lecture by Benjamin Jealous of the NAACP. Jealous will speak on “Trayvon Martin: Racial Profiling & the Need to Heal America” at 5:30 pm in Alumni Hall.

Thursday 31

Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Conf.

“ChREPB & Myc: Transcriptional Glucose Sensors,”

Donald Scott, 1195 Starzl BST, noon (

EOH Seminar

“Biomarkers of Air Pollution,”

Lifang Hou, Northwestern;

540 Bridgeside Pt., 100 Technology Dr., noon


Friday 1

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Conf.

“EUS Conference,”

Kevin McGrath;

GI admin. conf. rm., mezz. 2C wing, Presby, 7 am (also June 8)

GSPH Wei Scholarship Spring Sale

109 Parran, 10 am-2:30 pm


Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Circadian Genes, Dopamine & the Biology of Psychiatric Disorders,”

Colleen McClung;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Saturday 2

Greensburg/Nursing Pharmacology Lecture


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


UPMC/United Mitochrondrial Disease Foundation

“Energy for Life Walkathon”;

Heinz Field, North Shore, 9 am

(register:; 412/901-5351)

Monday 4

Psychiatry Translational Neuroscience Seminar

“Neural Circuits: The New Frontier of Neuropsychiatric Diagnostics & Therapeutics,”

Kafui Dzirasa; 1695 Starzl BST, noon

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon

Tuesday 5

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar

“NF-kappaB in Cancer Pathogenesis & Therapy: The Promise & the Reality,”

Gutian Xiao;

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

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Wednesday 6

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Association of High T-cell Immune Infiltrate & Low Hemorrhage in Melanoma Brain Metastases (MBMs) With Prolonged Survival,”

Michal Krauze;

“Role of Upregulated ATR-Chk1 Pathway in Head & Neck Cancer,”

Rahul Parikh;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“Neurocristopathies in the 21st Century,”

Heather Etchevers, U Aix-Marseille Medical School;

1104 Scaife, noon

Prayer Book Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1:30 pm

Obesity Lecture

“Research & Financial Grant Management,”

Nancy Spice;

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

Thursday 7

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Conf.

“Pancreaticobiliary Conference,”

Adam Slivka;

GI admin. conf. rm., mezz. 2C wing, Presby, 7 am (also June 14)

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Rounds

“IBD Multidisciplinary Rounds,”

Miguel Regueiro & Andrew Rose Watson;

1275 Surgery Ctr., Presby, 7:30 am (also June 14)

CIDDE Workshop

“Designing Research-based Writing Assignments for Humanities Courses Using LibGuides & CourseWeb”;

Knapp instruction rm. gr. fl. Hillman, noon


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Why Don’t Rodents Play the Violin? Evolution in the Neural Substrate of Motor Skills,”

Peter Strick, neuroscience;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

CRSP 10th Anniversary Event

“Trayvon Martin: Racial Profiling & the Need to Heal America,”

Benjamin Jealous, NAACP;

Alumni, 5:30 pm; reception 6:30-8 pm (RSVP by May 31:

Friday 8

• Summer 6-week-1 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Katz Workshop

“The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;

115 Mervis, 7:30 am (8-1542)

Saturday 9

• Summer 4-week-1 session ends. Final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

Monday 11

Summer 4-week-2 session enrollment period ends & classes begin.

Tuesday 12

Blood Drive

8 am-1 pm, WPU Kurtzman Rm. (register: 4-7702)

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, 10:30 am

Scientific Technical Webinar

“Making the Right Choice for Improved Assay Results: How Tips, Tubes & Plates Can Affect Your Experiment,”

Fisher Scientific & Eppendorf North America, 11 am


Molecular Medicine Research Seminar

“A Tale of Two TIMS: TIM-1 & TIM-4 Identify Regulatory & Inflammatory B Cell Subpopulations That Modulate the Alloimmune Response,”

David Rothstein;

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

Wednesday 13

Summer 4-week-1 session grades must be approved by instructors by 5 pm before final posting can begin.

• Summer 4-week-2 session add/drop period ends.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Effect of Calcium Supplements on Nilotinib Hydrochloride Pharmacokinetics in Healthy Volunteers,”

An Tran;

Cooper Conf. Ctr., Hillman Cancer Ctr. gr. fl. conf. rm. C, 8 am


Faculty researcher meet & greet on PennREN research & education network project;

Benedum 1st floor conf. rm.; 11 am

Prayer Book Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm

SAC Mtg.

620 WPU, 12:15 pm

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Thursday 14

Pitt-Bradford Alumni Lecture

“360-Degree Crime Investigation,”

Tony Gaskew;

Mukaiyama U Rm. Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 6:30 pm

(register:; 1-800/258-7488)



“Narrative Disruptions in Composition’s Culture of Scholarship,”

Ryan Smith Madan;

June 1, 501 CL, 2 pm


“Developmental & Family-Level Determinants of Sibling Adjustment to Childhood Cancer,”

Kristin Long;

June 4, 4127 Sennott, 9 am


“The Measurement of Intangibles & Synthesis of Priorities in Supply Chain Management, Ethics & World Peace,”

Orrin Cooper;

June 5, 302 Mervis, 10 am


“Exploring the Relationship Between Childhood Interpersonal Violence, Cortisol Stress Response & Stress Eating,”

Aimee Janine Midei;

June 5, 4127 Sennott, 1 pm


“Cross-lagged Analyses of Television Viewing & Cardiometabolic Risk: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study,”

Chung-Yu Chen;

June 6, A638 Crabtree, 10:30 am


“What Is the Effect of Social Rhythm Disrupting Events on Mood in Individuals With Bipolar Disorder?”

Jessica Levenson;

June 6, 4127 Sennott, 1 pm

Social Work

“Patterns of Justice System Involvement Among Child Welfare-Involved Youth,”

Karen Kolivoski;

June 7, 2304 CL, 10 am

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

“Velocity Measurements in Reservoir Rock Samples From the SACROC Unit Using Various Pore Fluids & Integration Into a 4D Seismic Survey,”

Christopher Purcell;

June 7, 214 SRCC, 10 am


“Using Zebrafish as a Model System for DYT1 Dystonia,”

Jonathan Sager;

June 12, 1495 BST, 10 am

Social Work

“Family Caregivers’ Labor Force Participation & Financial Well-Being: A Longitudinal, Comparative Study Between the U.S. & Korea,”

Yeonjung Lee;

June 12, 2304 CL, 11 am


“Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Weakly Interacting Many-electron Systems,”

Jiawei Xu;

June 13, 307 Eberly, 10 am


“Microtubule Dynamics in Oxidatively-Stressed Neuronal Cells,”

Vivek P. Patel;

June 13, W995 BST, 1 pm


Student Opinion of Teaching Survey

Log onto & click on the direct link. Survey periods & deadlines for requests vary by session.

CRSP 10th Anniversary Event

RSVP at by May 31 for June 7 event.

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 June 14-28. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on June 7 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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