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September 27, 2012


Thursday 27

SAC Health, Safety & Security Day

WPU patio & lawn, 10:30 am-3 pm

(rain date: Oct. 2)

EOH Seminar

“Cancer Prevention With Dietary Agents,”

Shivendra Singh, pharmacology & chemical biology;

100 Technology Dr., noon


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


Law Discussion

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

Scott Jablonski;

109 Barco, noon


CLAS Symposium

“Becoming Mexico: Culture, Politics & the Imagined Americas”;

4130 Posvar, 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

“Quantifying Air Quality Impacts From Unconventional Natural Gas Development,”

Natalie Pekney;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Photocatalysis With Visible Light,”

Tehshik Yoon, U of WI;

150 Chevron, 4 pm


Law Lecture

“Achieving Social Justice in the Obama Era: Power & Legalities,”

Mary Frances Berry, Penn;

Barco Teplitz Courtrm., 5 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


Attack Theatre Dance-Based Performance

“Some Assembly Required: Public”;

Schenley Plaza, 6 pm


Bus Rapid Transit Community Mtg.

Alumni 1st fl. ballrm., 6-8 pm


Greensburg Campus Poetry Reading

Heather McNaugher & Kahlil Zeigler;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7 pm

Bradford Campus Spectrum Writers Talk

Molly Peacock;

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


Johnstown Campus 85th Anniversary Celebration Lecture

“Social Justice: Local & Global,”

Michael Walzer, Inst. for Advanced Study;

Whalley Chapel, UPJ, 8 pm


Friday 28

• Johnstown campus homecoming activities through Sept. 29.


CIDDE Workshop

“Encouraging Student Participation”;

815 Alumni, 10 am


Bradford Campus Executive Lecture & Career Networking Luncheon

Douglas Kuntz;

Mukaiyama U Rm. Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 11:30 am


Human Genetics Seminar

“Melanopsin Gene Variations Associated With Retinal Sensitivity & Seasonal Variation in Mood & Behavior,”

Kathryn Roecklein;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Hugh Henry Brackenridge Panel Discussion

“Modern Chivalry,”

Jean Ferguson Carr, women’s studies;

Courtney Weikle-Mills, English; Bernard Hibbitts, law;

FFA aud., noon


Emerging Legends Concert

Celtic quintet Callán;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Oakland Farmers Market

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

(Fridays through Nov. 9;

Bradford Campus Musical Trio Concert

Wick Chapel, UPB, 7 pm


Greensburg Campus Music Club Performance

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7:30 pm

Saturday 29

Bradford Campus Alumni & Family Block Party

UPB, noon-3 pm


Sunday 30

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am



Monday 1

Flu Shot Clinic

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 11:30 am-2:30 pm

Human Genetics Seminar

“ABCC6: A Rising Star of Arterial Calcification,” András Váradi;

109 Parran, 4 pm


Greensburg Campus Open Mic Night

Village Coffeehouse, UPG, 9 pm

Tuesday 2

Law Study Abroad Mtg.

107 Barco, noon (

Mechanicsburg Flu Shot Clinic

1st fl. comp. rm. 2, noon-2 pm

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Identification of Two Distinct Stem Cells in the Human Small & Large Intestine,”

Julie Chandler;

“Mechanisms of Resistance to Antiangiogenic Therapy in Preclinical Models of Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma,”

Rekha Gyanchandain;

“Inhibition of the Heat Shock Protein Receptor CD91 Abrogate Concomitant Anti-Tumor Immunity,”

Yu Zhou;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


UCIS Lecture

“European Debt Crisis,”

Dave Andrews;

4217 Posvar, noon


Philosophy of Science Talk

“To Have an Effect of One’s Own … Casual Complexity & Reconstituting the Phenomena,”

Maria Kronfeldner, U Bielefeld;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Faculty Assembly Mtg.

U. Club 3rd fl. conf. rm. A, 3 pm

Pitt Bowling League

PAA, 5:30 pm

(Tuesdays through April; 4-8956)

Wednesday 3

• SCIENCE 2012 runs through Oct. 5; see pages 8 & 9 for complete schedule.


Greensburg Campus Westmoreland Day of Giving

Donations accepted all day will benefit the President’s Scholarship Fund.


SCIENCE 2012 Life Sciences Supplier Show

Petersen concourse level, 10:30 am-2:30 pm


Fox Innovations in Vision Restoration Lecture

“In-Situ Display of Optical Coherence Tomography Within the Stereomicroscope for Guiding Microsurgery,”

John Galleotti, CMU;

5th fl. boardrm. E&EI, 11:45 am


Book of Common Prayer Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm


SCIENCE 2012: Michael Wells Entrepreneurial Scholars Lecture

“The Entrepreneurial Leap: From MIT to the NYSE,”

David Lucchino;

Alumni 3rd fl. science lect. rm., 4 pm


Classics Lecture

“Archaeologist Spies: The Truth Behind the Myth,”

Susan Allen, Brown; 213 CL, 4:30 pm


Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

Music of Hector Berlioz, Antonin Dvorak & Olivia Jackson;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm


Greensburg Campus Concert

Bill Deasy;

Village Coffeehouse, UPG, 8 pm

Thursday 4

• PA Council on Int’l Education Conf. will be held through Oct. 6.


SCIENCE 2012: Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture

“Imatinib as a Paradigm of Molecularly Targeted Cancer Therapies,”

Brian Druker, OR Health & Science U;

Alumni 7th fl. aud., 11 am


CIDDE Workshop

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

Hillman, noon


Law Lecture

“Beyond Budgets: From Policy to Progress in Disability Employment,”

Jonathan Young;

UClub ballrm. B, 1 pm


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Insights Into Deposition of the Marcellus Shale From U-Pb Zircon Geochronology of Volcanic Ashes,”

Jamie Toro, WVU;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


SCIENCE 2012: Provost Lecture

“Sustainable Energy Innovators: Moving Toward a Low-Carbon Future,”

Miranda Schreurs, Freie University-Berlin;

Alumni 7th fl. aud., 4 pm


Chemistry Seminar

Reinhard Bruckner, U of Freiburg;

150 Chevron, 4 pm


Sociology/Global Studies/CLAS Panel

“Social Movements & Global Crisis: Local & Global Activism in the World Social Forums”;

5604 Posvar, 4 pm


Greensburg Campus One Book One Community Discussion

Stephen Dau; Campana Chapel, 7:30 pm


Friday 5

• SCIENCE 2012 concludes today; see pages 8 & 9 for complete schedule.

Human Genetics Seminar

“Caveolin-1 Cardiac Remodeling,”

Claude Jourdan-Le Saux, U TX-San Antonio;

A312 Crabtree, 9 am


SCIENCE 2012: Mellon Lecture

“Riboswitches: Biology’s Ancient Regulators,”

Ronald Breaker, HHMI;

Alumni 7th fl. aud., 11 am

Institutional Review Board Seminar

“Research Ethics in the 2.0 Era: New Challenges for Researchers & IRBs,”

Michael Zimmer;

U of WI-Milwaukee;

O’Hara Student Cntr. ballrm., noon


Human Genetics Seminar

Tiffany Oliver, Spelman College;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Emerging Legends Concert


Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Modeling to Discover: Creative Strategies in the Bioengineering Sciences,”

Nancy Nersessian, GA IT;

817R CL, 3:30 pm


SCIENCE 2012: Klaus Hofmann Lecture

“Optogenetics: Development & Application,”

Karl Deisseroth, HHMI;

Alumni 7th fl. aud., 4 pm


Ethics & Leadership Case Competition

“The Great Case”;

Barco, Mervis & UClub, 4:30-9 pm


Sunday 7

UCIS Family Event

“Al Servicio de la Communidad”;

WPU, noon



The Casey Deeley Trio-James Rushin, keys;

Casey Deeley, vocals;

Dave Pellow, bass;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm


Thomas Merton Concert Fundraiser

“A Call to Unite,”

Mike Stout & the Human Union Band;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm


Monday 8

• Fall break — no classes;

University offices remain open.

Flu Shot Clinic

548 WPU, 10 am-2 pm

Tuesday 9

• Due to the Oct. 8 fall break, Monday classes will meet today. Tuesday classes will not meet this week.

Law Int’l Internships Mtg.

107 Barco, noon


Philosophy of Science Talk

“Against Statistical Accounts of Special Science Laws,”

Alexander Reutlinger, U of Cologne;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“PACS-2 Regulates SIRT1 Deacetylation of P53 Following DNA Damage,”

Gary Thomas;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm


Greensburg Campus Joan Chambers Concert

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7:30 pm


Wednesday 10

IEE Discussion

“Collateral Damage: Is Marketing Sucking the Profits Out of Your Company?”

Alyssa Dver; UClub, 7:30-10 am


Majors & Minors Expo

WPU main fl., 11 am-2:30 pm (8-7133)

CTSI Seminar

“Responsible Conduct of Human Participant Research,”

Pat Karausky & Shannon Valenti; S120 BST, noon

Pathology Seminar

“The Lymph Node as an Ectopic Transplantation Site for Liver, Thymus & Pancreatic Islets,”

Eric Lagasse;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

SAC Mtg.

1228 CL, 12:15 pm

SAC Brown Bag Lunch Mtg.

“FMLA: Administration & Key Information”;

532 Alumni, 12:30 pm

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Higher Education Reform Workshop

Keynote: Chancellor Mark Nordenberg & Joseph Konvitz, PASCAL Int’l Observatory;

UClub & Posvar, 4 pm

(workshop runs through Oct. 12; schedule:

Alumni Lecture

“Who Will Win & What Will It Mean?” David Barker, political science; 7th fl. Alumni, 7 pm


Thursday 11

Law Symposium

“There at the Creation: Nathan Hershey, the History of Health Law & Health Care Reform”; Barco, 9 am-5 pm


Emerging Legends Concert

Jeff Miller;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“An Overview of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission: What Have We Found Out So Far?”

Robert Anderson;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Unique Mechanistic Aspects & Functionalities of Oligomeric Protein Complexes Involved in DNA Replication,”

Michael Trakselis; 150 Chevron, 4 pm (

Contemporary Writers Reading

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


Medicine/Biomedical Informatics

“Context-Sensitive Fragmentation Modeling for Improving Peptide Identification From Tandem Mass Spectrometry,”

Himanshu Grover;

Sept. 28, 407A Baum, 5607 Baum Blvd. 4th fl., 1 pm


“Searching for the Good Life: Rhetoric Medicine & the Shaping of Lifestyle,”

John Rief;

Oct. 3, 1109B CL, 1 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre Production

“Her Hamlet”;

Henry Heymann, Foster Mem., Oct. 4-6, Oct. 7 at 2 pm & Oct. 9-12 at 8 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)


PMADD Registration

Deadline is Oct. 1.


Public Health National Emergency Preparedness Conf.

Register for Oct. 22 event by Oct. 1 at

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.


Collegiate YMCA Student Fall Clean Fundraiser

Register by Oct. 10 to buy four hours of volunteer work for Oct. 14.


UPG Golf Outing

Register for Oct. 12 event at

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Inst. Funding

Deadline for letter of intent is Oct. 15.


NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Application due Oct. 17.


Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award

Nominations due Oct. 22.


Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Nominations due to 801 CL by Oct. 26.


Engineering Sustainability Call for Papers

Deadline is Oct. 26.


Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award

Nominations due Oct. 31.


A&S Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize

Submit nominations to 140 Thackeray by Oct. 31.


A&S Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards

Submit nominations to 140 Thackeray by Oct. 31.


Coulter TPII Funding

Deadline for letter of intent is Nov. 7.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Oct. 11-25. Information must be received by 5 pm on Oct. 4; 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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