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June 14, 2012


Thursday 14

Part-Time MBA Online Info Session Webinar

1 pm;

(also June 26; register: 8-1508;

Congress of Neighboring Communities Legislative Session

City & county officials;

20th Century Club, 4201 Bigelow, 3-6 pm (4-8101)

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)

Friday 15

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Conf.

“EUS Conference,” Kevin McGrath;

GI admin. conf. rm., mezz. 2C wing, Presby, 7 am (also June 22)

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 9 am

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Tissue Engineering in the Stroke-Damaged Brain: Image-Guided Injection & Noninvasive Monitoring of Regeneration,”

Mike Modo;

aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Monday 18

Cave Canem/Greensburg Poetry Readings

Toi Derricotte, Amiri Baraka & Cornelius Eady;

Village Hall, UPG, 7:30 pm

Tuesday 19

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar

“Regenerative Medicine Approaches for Assembly of Livers for Transplantation,”

Alejandro Soto-Gutierrez;

3rd fl. Rangos Research Ctr., noon

MMG Seminar

“SIRT1, the Brain & the NAD World: The Systemic Regulatory Network for Metabolism, Aging & Longevity in Mammals,”

Shin-ichiro Imai, U of WA-St. Louis;

503 Bridgeside Pt. II, 3:15 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Dissecting the Role of Glucocorticoid Signaling in Vivo in the Respiratory System via Cre-LoxP Genome Recombineering in Mice,”

Timothy Cole, Monash U;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Ahlam Saleh;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 4 pm

Wednesday 20

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Innovations in Sports Medicine: It’s the Latest & Greatest,”

Freddie Fu;

LHAS aud. 7th  fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Pathology Seminar

“Viral Encephalitis,”

Clayton Wiley;

1104 Scaife, noon

Prayer Book Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 p.m.

HSLS Workshop

“CLC Main Workbench,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1 pm

Katz Panel Discussion

“Thought Leadership in the Shale Gas Industry,”

moderator: James Foley, Janney Montgomery Scott;

UClub, 5:30-8:30 pm

Sr. VC’s Laureate Lecture

“Seven Transmembrane Receptors,”

Robert Lefkowitz, Duke;

lecture rm. 6 Scaife, noon

Thursday 21

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Conf.

“Pancreaticobiliary Conference,”

Adam Slivka;

GI admin. conf. rm., mezz. 2C wing, Presby, 7 am (also June 28)

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Rounds

“IBD Multidisciplinary Rounds,”

Miguel Regueiro & Andrew Rose Watson;

1275 Surgery Ctr., Presby, 7:30 am (also June 28)

CTSI Workshop

“Conflict of Interest,”

Khrys Myrddin;

120 BST, noon (info:

Cave Canem Poetry Readings

Thomas Sayers Ellis, Nikky Finney, Terrance Hayes & Angela Jackson;

City of Asylum/Pittsburgh, 1410 Monterey St., North Side, 7:30 pm

Friday 22

Trustees Mtg.

WPU Assembly Rm., 11 am

Bradford-American Cancer Society Overnight Event

“Relay for Life Fundraiser”;

UPB campus, noon June 22-noon June 23 (814/368-3646)

Saturday 23

• Summer 6-week-1 session ends;

final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

• Official date for awarding of degrees.

Pitt-Greensburg Admissions Open House

Various campus locations, UPG, 9:30 am-noon

(register:; 724/836-9880)

Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Assn. Pirates Tailgate/Game

PNC Park, North Side; 1:30 pm tailgate;

4:05 pm game

(register by June 18:

Monday 25

• Summer 6-week-2 session enrollment period ends; classes begin.

Tuesday 26

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar

“Unraveling Mechanisms of Error-Free DNA Repair,”

Kara Bernstein;

3rd fl. Rangos Research Ctr., noon

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Caring for the Critically Ill in the 21st Century,”

Derek Angus, critical care medicine;

lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 4 pm

Wednesday 27

• Summer 6-week-1 session grades must be approved by instructors before final posting can begin.

• Summer 6-week-2 session add/drop period ends.

• Summer 4-week-2 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Teaching on the Fly in the Era of Duty Hours, Evidence-based Medicine & Information Overload,”

Rachel Givelber;

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


Pathology Seminar

“Sex, War & Rumors: Driving Heterogeneity in Biofilms,”

Luisa Hiller, Allegheny-Singer Research Inst.;

1104 Scaife, noon

Prayer Book Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 p.m.

Thursday 28

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Ester Saghafi;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon



“Role of Intracellular Labile Zinc (Zn2+i) in LPS-induced Apoptosis in Sheep Pulmonary Arterial Endothelial Cells (SPAECs),”

Kalidasan Thambiayya;

June 15, 306 Ctr. for Bioengineering, 300 Technology Drive, 10 am


“Composition & Public Engagements: Project English, NEH Seminars & the National Writing Project,”

Dehliani Reynolds;

June 18, 501 CL, 11 am

GSPH/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

“Mechanisms of Cytokine Signaling on T-cell & MDSC Function in Glioma Development,”

Gary Kohanbash;

June 19, A115 Crabtree, 2 pm

A&S/Biological Sciences

“Too Much to Handle: Errors in Transcription-related Histone Modifications & Protein Quality Control in Yeast,”

Kristin Klucevsek;

June 20, A219B Langley, 10:30 am


“Single-cell Electroporation Using Electrolyte-filled Capillaries,”

Manyan Wang;

June 21, 307 Eberly, 1 pm

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“The Impact of Undiagnosed Hearing Loss on the Diagnosis of Dementia,”

Lindsey Jorgensen;

June 22, 4014 Forbes Twr., 10 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Evaluation of the ICD-10-CM System: Documentation Specificity, Reimbursement & Methods for Improvement (ICD-10-CM: International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification),”

Dilhari DeAlmeida;

June 22, 6081 Forbes Twr., 11 am

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

“Building Ice-Age Askja Volcano: Processes, Products & Paleoclimate,”

Alison Graettinger;

June 25, 214 SRCC, 10 am


“Acute Affective Responses to Varying Durations of Physical Activity for Overweight & Obese Adults,”

Julie Michael;

June 25, 4127 Sennott, noon


“Vital Energy: The Development of a Core Concept,”

Maira Monteiro Roazzi;

June 25, 4127 Sennott, 2 pm


“Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells Are Key Regulators of Immune Tolerance,”

Benjamin Matta;

June 27, W1595 Starzl BST, 10 am

GSPH/Human Genetics

“Development of a New Class of MicroRNA Controlled oHVS Vector for Treatment of Glioblastoma,”

Lucia Mazzacurati;

June 28, A312 Crabtree, 3:30 pm


Bradford Campus Exhibit

“Art of the Heart,” through June 15;

KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB;

Th & F 8 am-8 pm (814/362-7590)


Student Opinion of Teaching Survey

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

Voluntary Early Retirement Plan

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

( or 4-8160)

CTSI Patient-Centered Outcomes Funding

Letters of intent due June 15; final applications due July 31.


Community-Based Participatory Research Incubator Funding

Application deadline is July 2.

(info: Lisa Guizzetti,

Fox Center for Vision Restoration Postdoctoral Research Funding

Application deadline is July 29.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of June 28-July 12. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on June 21 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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