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September 13, 2012


Thursday 13

ADRC Conf.

“Using Biomarkers to Disclose Risk Information for Alzheimer’s Disease: Ethical & Psychosocial Implications,”

Scott Roberts, U of MI;

123 BST South, noon


CRSP Lecture

“Obama’s Campaigns & Presidency: No Post-Racial America,”

Joe Feagin, Texas A&M;

2017 CL, noon


HSLS Lecture

“Charles Darwin’s Challenge to the Skeptics,”

Robert Olby, history & philosophy of science;

Scaife lect. rm. 5, noon


European Studies Film Screening

“We Carried Your Secrets”;

4217 Posvar, noon

Int’l. Law Opportunity Presentation

107 Barco, noon


Chemistry Lecture

“In-Situ Nonlinear Spectroscopic Investigations of Field Effect Transistors,”

Aaron Masari;

U of MN, 150 Chevron, 2:30 pm


SHRS/Rehabilitation Science Lecture

“Multi-disciplinary Study Abroad in Ireland: Health & Rehabilitation Sciences,”

Janice Vance;

4014 Forbes Twr., 3 pm (4-7382)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Plume-Lithosphere Interaction: The Critical Role of Magmas in Rift Evolution,”

Tyrone Rooney, MI St.;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


CLAS Film Screening

“Miss Bala”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm


Discussion/Book Signing

“Hidden America,”

Jeanne Laskas, English;

Barnes & Noble, 100 W. Bridge St. Homestead, 7 pm


English Poetry Reading

“Beauty Is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability,”

Michael Northen, Jennifer Bartlett & Kathi Wolfe;

O’Hara Student Ctr. aud., 8:30 pm


Friday 14

African-American Student Retention Symposium

Keynote: Frank Tuitt;

U. Club, 8:30 am-2:15 pm


Humanities Roundtable/Panel

“Disability & Disability Studies in the Humanities,”

Jennifer Bartlett, Jonathan Duvall, Michael Northen, Katherine Seelman, Lynnett Van Slyke & Cate Willits;

602 CL, 10 am-noon


Sr. VC Research Seminar

“Regulation, Assembly & Function of DNA Replication Helicases,”

Michael Trakselis;

Scaife aud. 6, noon (3-7382)

Human Genetics Seminar

“Personalized Medicine & Inborn Errors of Metabolism,”

Jerry Vockley, Children’s;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Philosophy of Science Talk

“The Relativized a Priori in 20th-Century Philosophy of Science,”

David Stump, U of San Francisco;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Anthropology Colloquium

“The Economic Organization of Early Camelid Pastoralism in the Andean Highlands of Bolivia,”

José Capriles;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm


Oakland Farmers’ Market

Sennott St. between Atwood & Meyran, 3-6:30 pm

(Fridays through Nov. 9;

CPAS Lecture

“An Aesthetic Reading of Aristotle’s Ethics,”

Richard Kraut, Northwestern;

244B CL, 3:30 pm


Saturday 15

Football vs. VA Tech;

Heinz Field, noon

Sunday 16

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Monday 17

• Constitution Day

Flu Shot Clinic

Benedum conf. rm. 102, 10 am-2 pm


“Gas Rush: A Reporter’s Perspective,”

Tom Wilber;

3911 Posvar, 4:30 pm

Tuesday 18

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon-2 pm

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Isothiocyanates & Cancer Prevention,”

Shivendra Singh;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


Philosophy of Science Talk

“Why Einstein Never Really Cared for Geometrization,”

Dennis Lehmkuhl, U of Wuppertal;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

Hunter Champion;

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

Law Lecture

“The Supreme Court’s Health Care Decision: A Discussion in Celebration of Constitution Day,”

William Carter, Jules Lobel & Alan Meisel;

108 Barco, 5 pm


Pitt Club Bowling League

PAA, 5:30 pm

(Tuesdays through April; 4-8956)

Attack Theatre Dance-Based Performance

“Some Assembly Required: Public”;

Schenley Plaza, 6 pm

(also Sept. 27;

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Mtg.

“Innovation & Limitation: the History of ‘Me-Too’ Drugs,”

Jeremy Greene, Johns Hopkins;

Scaife lect. 5, 6 pm


Bradford Campus Spectrum Presentation

“17 Border Crossings,”

Thaddeus Phillips;

Studio Theater Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-5113)

Wednesday 19

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Osteomyelitis & Infected Nonunions: A Better Understanding,”

David Lowenberg, Stanford;

LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Book of Common Prayer Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm


Office of Research/NCURA Workshop

“Export Controls & Other Security Concerns”;

S120 Starzl BST, 12:30-3:30 pm (4-7425)

Thursday 20

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Beyond Tokyo: Examining the Spread of Tokyo Shitamachi-style Taiko Drumming Across the World,”

Benjamin Pachter;

4130 Posvar, noon


Chemistry Seminar

“Simple Polymer Models of Unfolded Proteins & DNA: A Spherical Cow?”

Dmitrii Makarov, U of TX-Austin;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm


Geology Colloquium

“Incorporating Below-Ground Processes Into Echohydrological Modeling,”

Gajan Sivandran, OH St.;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“The Dehaloperoxidase Paradox: How Nature Controls for Oxygen Transport, Peroxidase & Peroxygenase Activities at a Heme Center,”

Reza Ghiladi, UNC;

150 Chevron, 4 pm


Friday 21

Metropolitan Studies Lecture

“Build It & They Will Come: Designing a Sustainable Fiscal Architecture for Cities & Regions,”

Michael Pagan, U of IL-Chicago;

4201 Bigelow Blvd., 10:30 am (8-2282)

Human Genetics Seminar

“Managing Research Results and Incidental Findings: Problems With the Apparent Consensus,”

Lisa Parker; A115 Crabtree, noon


Psychiatry Lecture

“Aberrant Eating in Obesity & Psychiatric Disorder,”

Marsha Marcus;

WPIC 2nd fl. aud., noon


Philosophy of Science Talk

“Optimality Models, Explanation & Idealization,”

Collin Rice, U of MO;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Saturday 22

Pgh. Vision Walk With UPMC

South Side Riverfront Park, S. 18th St., register 9 am, walk 10:30 am


Football vs. Gardner-Webb;

Heinz Field, 3:30 pm

Sunday 23

Jazz Concert

Jason Kush; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 24

Flu Shot Clinic

Posvar Galleria, 10 am-2 pm

Contemporary Writers Reading

Natasha Trethewey;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm (4-6508)

Tuesday 25

CIDDE Workshop

“Using Digital Media in the Classroom”;

B23 Alumni, 10 am-noon


Law Lecture

“Expropriation & Intellectual Property Rights Under Bilateral Investment Treaties: Philip Morris v. Australia,”

Oleksiy Kononov;

113 Barco, noon


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Modulation of Estrogen Metabolism & Estrogen Depurinating DNA Adducts Via Activation of Nrf2 Signaling by Sulforaphane in Breast Epithelial Cells,”

Li Yang;

“Diverse Metabolite Consumption by Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cells,”

Erica Nakajima;

“Complex Formation Regulates the Stability & Degradation of PolB & XRCC1,”

Qingming Fang;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Making Mental Disorders Amenable to Empirical Investigation: Beyond Natural Kinds,”

Serife Tekin, Dalhousie U.;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Scaffolding & Remodeling: EBP50/NHERF1 in the Vasculature,”

Alessandro Bisello;

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

Wednesday 26

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Nicole Friel; LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Bradford Campus Flu Shot Clinic

Frame-Westerberg Commons conf. rm. A &B, UPB, 11 am-2 pm

Pathology Seminar

“The Irreversibility of Liver Cirrhosis,”

Ruy Perez-Tamayo;

1104 Scaife, noon


Thursday 27

GSPH Anne C. Sonis Memorial Lecture

“The Affordable Care Act & the Broken U.S. Health Care Delivery System: Strong Medicine or Placebo?”

Ashish Jha, Harvard;

S100A Starzl BST, noon (412/692-4853)

Law Discussion

“Lawyers, Music & Money: From Dreams to Reality With a Pitt Law Degree,”

Scott Jablonski;

109 Barco, noon


Chemistry Seminar

“Elucidating Mechanisms of Drug Resistance in HIV-1 Protease With Pulsed EPR Spectroscopy,”

Gail Fanucci, U of FL;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm (

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Natalie Pekney;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (

Chemistry Seminar

“Photocatalysis With Visible Light,”

Tehshik Yoon, U of WI;

150 Chevron, 4 pm (

HSLS Lecture

“Never a Finer Chance for a Man of Zeal & Spirit: Charles Darwin’s Voyage to Discovery,”

Adam Davis, Duquesne;

Scaife lect. rm. 5, 6 pm


Bradford Campus Spectrum Writers Talk

Molly Peacock;

Mukaiyama U Rm. Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 7:30 pm




“Computational Studies of the Energetics & Dynamics of Protein-Protein Binding,”

Reza Salari;

Sept. 13, 307 Eberly, 1:30 pm


“The Development of Multimodal Social Communication in Infants at High Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders,”

Meaghan Parladé;

Sept. 14, 4127 Sennott, 11 am

Business/Strategic Management

“The Influence of Strategic Leadership on Firm Inventive Innovative Performance,”

Franky Supriydai;

Sept. 18, 280 Mervis, 10 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Self Awareness & Community Integration After Traumatic Brain Injury,”

Shannon Juengst;

Sept. 20, 4065 Forbes Twr., 10 am


“A Study of Medication-Taking for Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Taking Oral Targeted Therapy,”

Karen Wickersham;

Sept. 21, 451 Victoria, 9 am

SHRS/Communication Science

“A Neural Electrophysiological Study of Lexical Stress Parsing,”

Ying Yang;

Sept. 21, 4014 Forbes Twr., 2:30 pm


ULS Special Collections

“Recent Acquisitions”;

271 Hillman exhibition case, through Sept., reg. library hours

HSLS/NLM Traveling Exhibit

“Rewriting the Book of Nature,”

Charles Darwin;

Falk Library 2nd fl. Scaife, through Oct. 6

Chancellors’ Portrait Exhibit

“Faces to Names: 225 Years of Pitt Chancellors’ Portraits (1787-2012)”;

FFA Gallery, through Oct. 14;

M-F 10 am-4 pm; Oct. 12, 10 am-8 pm; Oct. 13 & 14, 10 am-4 pm

Barco Law Library Exhibit


Karen Kaighin;

through Nov. 9; M-Th 7 am-10 pm; F 7 am-8 pm; Sat 10 am-6 pm; Sun 10 am-10 pm (8-1376)


SCIENCE 2012 Call for Posters

Submission deadline is Sept. 14.


UCIS Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for Int’l Achievement

Nominations due Sept. 14.


UCIS Sheth Int’l Young Alumni Achievement Award

Nominations due Sept. 14.


NTT Call for Participation

Deadline for submission of proposals is Sept. 15.


CTSI Funding

Application deadline is noon Sept. 17.


CTSI/NIH Director’s Early Independence Award Nominations

Nominations due Sept. 21.


CTSI New Pilot Funding for Women’s Cancer Research

Application deadline is 5 pm Sept. 24.


PMADD Registration

Deadline is Oct. 1.


ADRC Seed Monies Grant

Applications due Oct. 8.


Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Nominations due Oct. 8.


NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

Application due Oct. 9.


UPG Golf Outing

Register for Oct. 12 event at

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Application due Oct. 17.


Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award

Nominations due Oct. 22.


Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award

Nominations due Oct. 31.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Sept. 27-Oct. 11. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Sept. 20 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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