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October 11, 2012


Thursday 11

• Homecoming activities through Oct. 14

(see detailed homecoming calendar, this issue).

Greensburg Campus homecoming activities through Oct. 13


Sr. VC’s Laureate Lecture

“Insights Into Cardiomyopathies From Next-Generation Sequencing,”

Christine Seidman;

Scaife aud. 6, noon


Epidemiology Seminar

“Childhood Roots of Adult Cardiovascular Disease,”

Karen Matthews;

A115 Crabtree, noon (

Environmental & Occupational Health Seminar

“Cardiovascular Health Effects of Air Pollution,”

John Godleski;

100 Bridgeside Pt. 5th fl., noon (

Emerging Legends Concert

Jeff Miller;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, 1 pm

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)

Friday 12

Bradford Campus KOA Gallery Talk

“Of Body & Spirit in Relation to Our Existence: Sculpture by Anne Mormile”;

Blaisdell lobby, UPB, noon

Human Genetics Seminar

“Coevolution in Protein Interactions: From Fertilization to Inference of Disease Genes,”

Nathan Clark;

A115 Crabtree, noon (

Philosophy of Science Talk

“The Philosophy of Cancer: Toward a Systematic Approach in Cancer Research,”

Marta Bertolaso;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (

Oakland Farmers Market

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

(Fridays through Nov. 9;

Chemistry Seminar

“DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life,”

Ned Seeman, NYU, 150 Chevron;

4 pm (

Sunday 14

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am



Heinz Chapel Choir, Men’s Glee Club & Women’s Choral Ensemble;

Bellefield aud., 3 pm

Jewish Studies Lecture

“When the Jews Met the Squirrels: Origins & Overviews,”

Barbara Burstin;

Jewish Community Ctr., Squirrel Hill, 6 pm (

IonSound Project: CreatION Sound Concert I

“Music & Art for Humans & Robots,”

Jeremy Boyle & Patrick Burke;

Bellefield aud., 7:30 pm (412/422-8042)

Monday 15

Flu Shot Clinic

2148 Salk, 11 am-3 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Barb Folb;

Salk classrm. 1, 3:30 pm (

Greensburg Campus Open Mic Night

Village Coffeehouse, UPG, 9 pm

Tuesday 16

GI Fellows’ Pathophysiology Conf.

“Diarrhea & Constipation,”

Heitham Abdul-Baki;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am (

CLAS/Int’l Security Studies Conf.

“Cuban Missile Crisis: 50-Year Anniversary,”

keynote: Peter Kornbluh;

UClub Ballrm. B, 9:30 am (RSVP:

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

Tour of Hazelwood, van leaves Posvar at 11 am;

luncheon meeting, Hazelwood YMCA, 4713 Chatsworth Ave., noon-1:30 pm (

HSLS Workshop

“The Nuts & Bolts of Publishing an Article: Resources & Strategies for Aspiring Authors,”

Mary Lou Klem;

Falk library conf. rm. B, noon (

MMR Seminar

“Role of TOR-regulated Processes in C. Elegans Aging,”

Malene Hansen; 3rd fl. conf. ctr. Rangos Research Ctr., noon


Hispanic/Cultural Studies Lecture

“Rumberas in Motion (Pictures): Transnational Movements in the Archive of Mexican ‘Classic’ Cinema,”

Laura Gutiérrez, U of AZ;

144 CL, 12:30 pm (

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Vaccination Against Human Papillomavirus,”

Richard Roden, Johns Hopkins;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon (

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 12:30-2:30 pm (

CRSP Award Winners’ Paper Presentations

“Early Childhood Conditions & Life Expectancy: Evidence From Japanese American Internment,”

Martin Saavedra;

“Somali Bantu in Northview Heights: Social Isolation, Race & Social Capital,”

Ervin Dyer;

“When Laws Are Not Enough: Race & Gender Inequality,”

Gabriella Jones-Casey;

20th fl. CL, 1:30 pm

Senate Sustainability Subcommittee Mtg.

4127 Sennott, 3 pm


Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Tenure Seminar

Cristian Apetrei;

503 Bridgeside Pt. II, 3:15 pm


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Dynamic & Specific Regulation of the Apical Aspect of Epithelial Cells,”

Anthony Bretscher, Weill Inst. for Cell & Molecular Biology;

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

Social Epidemiology Journal Club

Forbes Twr. 7th fl. conf. rm., 4 pm

Pitt Bowling League

PAA, 5:30 pm

(Tuesdays through April; 4-8956)

Wednesday 17

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“MRI of Musculoskeletal Trauma,”

Joong Mo Ahn;

LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Pathology Seminar

“Pathogenesis of Neurological Disability in Multiple Sclerosis,”

Bruce Trapp, Lerner Research Inst.;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Book of Common Prayer Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Microarray Data Analysis,”

Uma Chandran;

Scaife classrm. 3, 1-3 pm


Open Access Week 2012 Kickoff

272 Hillman, 2 pm


Greensburg Campus Flu Shot Clinic

214 Chambers, UPG, 3-5 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Mass Spectrometry for the Masses: In the Field, the OR, the Shop, at Home,”

R. Graham Cooks, Purdue;

150 Chevron, 4 pm


Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture

“Cosmetic Surgery”;

G33 Salk, 4 pm


GI Grand Rounds

“Inflammatory Bowel Disease”;

11 Scaife, 5 pm


Thursday 18

•  Women’s studies 40th anniversary celebration through Oct. 19 (

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Catalina Achim;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Mapping Resources to Health,”

Marshal Ma; A115 Crabtree, noon


Chemistry Seminar

“Chemical Reactions, Chemical Analysis, Chemical Synthesis With Charged Microdroplets,”

R. Graham Cooks, Purdue;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Examining the Sources & Transport of Reactive N Emissions Using Stable Isotope Techniques,”

Dave Felix, 11 Thaw, 4 pm


Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy Lecture

“Down to the Wire: The 2012 Presidential Elections,”

Howard Fineman;

O’Hara Student Ctr., 7:30 pm


English Internship Panel

“The Importance of Media Internships: Ways to Write for a Living”;

WPU lower lounge, 7:30-9:30 pm


Bradford Campus Performance

“Verb Ballet”;

Bromeley Theatre, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-5113)

Friday 19

United Way Day of Caring


Emerging Legends Concert

Lorens Chuno;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Human Genetics Seminar

“Genetic Risk for Alcoholic Liver Disease,”

Alison Jazwinski;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Saturday 20

Multidisciplinary Management of Pituitary Tumors Conf.

S100 BST, 7 am-5 pm


Translational Research Mitochondria, Aging & Disease Symposium

Herberman conf. rm. 2nd fl., 8 am-6 pm


Sunday 21

Organ Recital

Duquesne alumni;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (4-4157)

Monday 22

• GSPIA National Emergency Preparedness Conf. through Oct. 24


Hepatology Research & Pathology Seminar

“Native Liver Pathology”;

Montefiore 7th fl. east 24, 7 am


Open Access Week 2012 Program

“Mendeley: Social Networking for Your Research”;

WPU ballrm., noon


History/Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Newton’s Prisms: Why Francesco Algarotti Became an Experimental Philosopher,”

Paula Findlen, Stanford;

817 CL, 5 pm

Tuesday 23

Blood Drive

WPU lower lounge, 9 am-2 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Take Advantage of Open Access: Increased Impact, Control & Convenience,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Scaife conf. rm. B, noon (

MMR Seminar

“Targeting Physiological Indicators With Fluorogen Activating Proteins: pH Sensing & Receptor Trafficking,”

Marcel Bruchez, CMU;

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

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Hijacking the Emotional Brain,”

Karen Shanor;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Moesin: New Marker & Potential Therapeutic Target in Glioblastoma,”

Maria-Magdalena Georgescu, U of TX;

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

Bradford Campus Sociology Lecture

“Latinos in the U.S.: A Remaking of America?”

Hector Velez, Cornell;

Fisher Rice Aud., , UPB, 7:30 pm

Wednesday 24

• GSPIA Peace Building Conf. 2012 through Oct. 27


Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“From Cartilage Repair to Treatment of Early OA Clinical Treatment Algorithms: Where We Go From Here,”

Christian Lattermann;

LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Linda Hartman;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 9:30-11:30 am


CTSI Seminar

“Conflict of Interest,”

Khrys Myrddin;

S120 BST, noon


McLean Law Lecture

“World Law”;

Barco Courtrm., noon


SAC/HR Brown Bag Lunch Session

“Feeling Stressed? Seeking Work/Life Balance? Try LifeSolutions!”

Tom Koloc, LifeSolutions;

309B Parran, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Gene Regulation Resources,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Open Access Week 2012 Program

“Plum Analytics & Altmetrics: New Methods of Measuring Scholarly Impact”;

WPU Kurtzman Rm., 1 pm


History/Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Writing a Scientific Bestseller: The Making of Newtonianism for Ladies,”

Paula Findlen, Stanford;

817 CL, 5 pm

Thursday 25

Flu Shot Clinic

342 Craig, 11 am-1 pm

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Yan Xu;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Public Health Dynamics: Breaking Frontiers in Epidemiology,”

Donald Burke;

A115 Crabtree, noon


ADRC Lecture

“Got Executive Dysfunction? Now What?”

Mark Miller, psychiatry;

Montefiore ADRC conf. rm. S439, noon


Social Work Lecture

“Bodies Don’t Just Tell Stories, They Tell Histories: Embodiment of Historical Trauma & Microaggression Distress,”

Karina Walters;

2017 CL, noon

Chemistry Seminar

“Electrochemistry: Dopamine & Beyond,”

Tiffany Matthews, Wayne St. U.;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm


Jewish Studies Lecture

“Israel’s Changing Identity,”

Fred Lazin, Ben Gurion U.;

332 CL, 4 pm


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Evidence for Widespread Late-Noachian Effusive Volcanism in the Martian Highlands & the Possible Role of Impact Basin Tectonics,”

Deanne Rogers, Stony Brook U.;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Chemical Tools to Monitor & Regulate Lipid Signaling Network,”

Qisheng Zhang, UNC; 150 Chevron, 4 pm (

History/Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Science in the Mirror of Enlightenment Europe: Francesco Algarotti, a Newtonian on the Grand Tour,”

Paula Findlen, Stanford;

FFA aud., 5 pm

Gene Kelly Centennial Celebration

Alumni 7th fl. aud., 8 pm




“Social Organization & Interaction in Bronze Age Eurasia (2100-1400 BC): A Bioarchaeological & Statistical Approach to the Study of Communities,”

Alicia Miller;

Oct. 17, 3106 Posvar, 3 pm

GSPIA/Public & Int’l Affairs

“Throwing in the Towel: Why Insurgents Negotiate,”

Colin Clarke;

Oct. 18, Posvar Ridgway conf. rm., 10 am

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“The Role of ‘Focus Attention’ on the Learning of Non-Native Speech Sounds: English Speakers’ Learning of Mandarin Chinese Tones,”

Ruba Almelaifi;

Oct. 19, 4065 Forbes Twr., 9 am

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“Application of the Expectancy-Disconfirmation Model in the Predication of Hearing Aid User Satisfaction,”

Elaine Rosenthal Mormer;

Oct. 19, 5047 Forbes Twr., 11 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“Development of Approaches to Improve the Regenerative Potential of Muscle Stem Cells,”

Sarah Beckman;

Oct. 22, 503 Bridgeside Pt. II, 10 am


Chancellors’ Portrait Exhibit

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

FFA Gallery, 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)

Bradford Campus KOA Gallery Exhibit

“Of Body & Spirit in Relation to Our Existence: Sculpture by Anne Mormile”;

Blaisdell, UPB, Oct. 12-Nov. 9;

M-Th 8:30 am-8 pm, F 8:30 am-6 pm

ULS Exhibit

“Eyes on the Future: Images of World’s Fairs in the Collections of the University Library System”;

Hillman & FFA Library;

Oct. 13-Feb. 24;



United Way Day of Caring

Register by Oct. 12 for Oct. 19 event.


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Inst. Funding

Letter of intent deadline is Oct. 15.


NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Application due Oct. 17.


CIDDE Book Discussion

Register by Oct. 15 for Oct. 19 noon event.


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.


Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community

Nominations due Nov. 1.


Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University

Nominations due Nov. 1.


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. 25-Nov. 8. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Oct. 18 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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