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October 25, 2012


Thursday 25

The 42nd annual jazz seminar concert will be held Nov. 3 in Carnegie Music Hall. Among the musicians who will be performing this year are, from the top: Bobby Watson, alto saxophone; Lew Soloff, trumpet, and Winard Harper, drums.

The 42nd annual jazz seminar concert will be held Nov. 3 in Carnegie Music Hall. Among the musicians who will be performing this year are, from the top: Bobby Watson, alto saxophone; Lew Soloff, trumpet, and Winard Harper, drums.

• GSPIA Peace Building Conf. 2012 through Oct. 27


Flu Shot Clinic

342 Craig, 11 am-1 pm

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, U of WA;

2017 CL, noon

Chemistry Seminar

“Electrochemistry: Dopamine & Beyond,”

Tiffany Matthews, Wayne St.;

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;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Chemistry Seminar

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

Qisheng Zhang, UNC;

150 Chevron, 4 pm


A.W. Mellon Distinguished 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

Bradford Campus Film

“Temple Grandin”;

Bromeley Theater, UPB, 6:30 pm


Gene Kelly Centennial Celebration

Alumni 7th fl. aud., 8 pm


Friday 26

• Deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office for fall term.

• Family Weekend on the Pittsburgh campus through Oct. 28.


Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award Recipients Panel

Alice Blazeck, Jason Dechant, Prakash Mirchandani, John Ramirez & Manuel Vallejo;

UClub conf. rm. A, 9-11 am


Pathology Seminar

“Epigenetic Biomarkers of Gene-Environment Interaction: Birth Weight & Assisted Reproduction,”

Carmen Sapienze, Temple;

Magee zero level conf. rm. aud., 9:30 am


Board of Trustees Mtg.

WPU Assembly Rm. 10:15 am

Metropolitan Studies Lecture

“Civic Engagement: Lessons From Evidence of Disappointment & Success,”

Elaine Sharp, U of KS;

UClub, 10:30 am (8-2282)

Medical Grand Rounds

“Cure for HIV,”

John Mellors, infectious disease;

LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 11 am


Human Genetics Seminar

“The Utility of Inbreeding to Investigate Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder,”

Hader Abdelaziz Mansour, psychiatry;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Emerging Legends Concert

Jay Hitt;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Jewish Studies Lecture

“Project Renewal in Israel & the Model Cities Program in the United States,”

Fred Lazin, Ben Gurion U;

1501 Posvar, noon


Dental Lecture

“Comprehensive Patient Care Means Much More Than Dental Care,”

W.H. Milligan III;

2148 Salk, 12:30-3:30 pm

HIV Conf.


John Mellors, infectious disease;

517 Keystone Bldg., 12:30 pm


Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

538 WPU, 1 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Ester Saghafi;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1 pm


Oakland Farmers Market

Sennott St. between Atwood & Meyran,

3-6:30 pm

(Fridays through Nov. 9;

Asian Studies/Anthropology Talk

“The Melodrama of Mobility, Continued: South Korea’s Fragile Cosmopolitans,”

Nancy Abelmann;

4130 Posvar, 4 pm


Music Lecture

“Naturalizing Chaikovsky,”

Anna Nisnevich;

132 Music, 4 pm (4-4125)

Bradford Campus Halloween Organ Recital

Regina Gabriel;

Wick Chapel, UPB, 7 pm

Saturday 27

Dental Lectures

“Shooting Digital,”

Ali Seyedain; 9 am-noon;

“How to Optimize Digital Images,”

Heiko Spallek;

2148 Salk, 1-4 pm

Football vs. Temple

Heinz Field, noon

Sunday 28

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Monday 29

• Spring term enrollment appointments begin.

Cybersecurity Conf.

UClub, 8:30 am-5 pm


Epidemiology Seminar

Noel Weiss;

Bellefield Prof. Bldg. 5th fl. conf. rm. A, 11 am


Flu Shot Clinic

WPU Kurtzman Rm., 11 am-1 pm

Infectious Disease Lecture

“Influenza & Respiratory Viruses,”

Shanta Zimmer;

893 Scaife, 12:30 pm


China Town Hall Webcast

111 Barco, 7-10 pm


A&S Film

“Made in India”;

5200 Posvar, 7:30 pm


Tuesday 30

GI Fellows Program

“Common Statistical Terms: What Do They Mean?”

Haq Nawaz;

M2 conf. rm. Presby, 7:30 am


CIDDE Workshop

“Understanding Copyright & Fair Use Issues”;

B23 Alumni, 10 am


Cell Biology Seminar

“Rats Classified as Low or High Cocaine Locomotor Responders: An Animal Model That Involves Striatal Dopamine Transporters & Predicts Addiction-Like Behaviors,”

Nancy Zahniser, pharmacology;

520 E&EI, 11 am


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Molecular & Genetic Epidemiology of Glioma: What Have We Learned?”

Melissa Bondy, Baylor;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


CTSI Seminar

“Peer Review,” Clayton Wiley;

7057 Forbes Twr., noon


MMR Seminar

“A Wisconsin Soil Fungus Reveals Surprising Twists & Turns: Where BAD Begets Good & DARK Casts Light on the Biology of Fungal Disease,”

Bruce Klein;

Rangos aud., noon


HSLS Workshop

“Making a Dent in Your Personal Paper Silo,”

Patricia Weiss;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon


Philosophy of Science Talk

“Naturalism, Quietism, Evangelism,”

Kyle Stanford, UC – Irvine;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Electrophilic Fatty Acids as Anti-Inflammatory Drug Candidates,”

Adam Straub, UVA;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm


Pitt Bowling League

PAA, 5:30 pm

(Tuesdays through April; 4-8956)

Jazz Seminar Lecture

“Inside the Music Publishing Business,”

Don Sickler;

WPU Assembly Rm., 7 pm

Wednesday 31

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Michael McClincy;

LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Pitt Arts Artful Wednesday

“Pgh. Opera Singers”;

WPU Nordy’s Place, noon


CTSI Workshop

“SAS Graphics Tutorial”;

7057 Forbes Twr., noon


Book of Common Prayer Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to CLC Main Workbench,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


GI Grand Rounds

“Endoscopic & Radiological Unknowns,”

Charles Gabbert;

11 Scaife, 5 pm



Thursday 1

Bradford Campus Workshop

“Hosting Int’l Visitors From China”;

Mukaiyama U Rm. Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 8:30-11:30 am


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon


Epidemiology Seminar

“Environmental Epidemiology,”

Gayle Windham;

A115 Crabtree, noon


CIDDE Workshop

“TA Services: Teaching Portfolios”;

815 Alumni, 1 pm


ADRC Walter Allen Memorial Seminar

“The Good, the Bad, the Truth & the Unknown About Obamacare: What Does Health Reform Mean for Older Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease?”

Nicole Fowler;

Hill House Kaufmann Ctr. 2nd fl., 1835 Centre Ave., 1:30 pm

(RSVP by Oct. 26: 412/692-2722)

Chemistry Seminars

“Ambifunctional Molecular Systems in Organic Synthesis,”

Paul Blakemore, OR St. U;

2:30 pm; “Programming Nucleic Acids Self-Assembly,”

Yin Peng, Harvard, 4 pm;

150 Chevron (

World History Seminar

“Commercial Visions: Building a Global Marketplace for Scientific Knowledge in the Dutch Golden Age,” Daniel Margócsy, Hunter College;

4130 Posvar, 4 pm


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Investigating Lava Properties Using Experiments, Video Analysis, Infrared Thermomentry & Numerical Flow Models,”

Einat Lev, Columbia;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Oakland 2025 Master Plan Mtg.

Unveiling of community plan’s final version;

1st fl. ballrm. Alumni, 6 pm


Jazz Seminar Film

FFA aud., 7 pm

Friday 2

• Philosophy of Science & World History Conf.

“Early Modern Medicine & Natural Philosophy”;

through Nov. 4.


Dental Lecture

“Local Anesthesia Review for Dental Hygienists,”

Marie George & Paul Moore;

2148 Salk, 9 am-noon

Bradford Campus Admission Session

UPB, 10 am


Jazz Seminar Lectures

“Guitar Summit,”

Yotam Silberstein, 10 am;

“Saxophone Colossus: A Tribute to John Coltrane,”

Javon Jackson, 11 am;

“Dynamic Concepts in Rhythm,”

Abraham Laboriel, 3 pm;

WPU Assembly Rm.

GI Rounds

“Surviving the NIH Fiscal Cliff: Alternatives to the Thelma & Louise Approach,”

Michelle Kienholz;

Presby conf. rm. M2, noon


Emerging Legends Concert

Susanne Ortner-Roberts & John Marcinizyn;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Human Genetics Seminar

“Gene-Environment Interactions in Parkinson’s Disease,”

Ed Burton;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Saturday 3

Dental Lecture

“Caring for Your Patients With Special Needs,”

Matthew Cooke, Joseph Giovannitti & Lynne Taiclet;

2148 Salk, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Run for the Wounded Warrior

North Park, 9 am


Jazz Seminar Lectures

“A Tribute to Miles,”

Lew Soloff & Randy Brecker, 10 am;

“Artistry in Rhythm,”

Winard Harper, 11 am; “

The Piano in Jazz,”

George Cables, 1 pm;

WPU Assembly Rm.

Bradford Campus American Library Assn. Int’l Game Day

Hanley Library, UPB, 1-5 pm


Bradford Campus Open House

UPB, 1 pm


Jazz Seminar Concert

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm


Sunday 4

Slovak Heritage Festival

CL Commons Rm., 1-5 pm

Make-a-Dish for Make-a-Wish Potluck

WPU Assembly Rm., 5 pm


Monday 5

HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, noon-2 pm


Student Exhibit Opening Reception

“Face Value: (De)Constructing Identity in Portraits”;

FFA Gallery, 6:30-8:30 pm


Tuesday 6

Flu Shot Clinic

Bridgeside Pt. 540 conf. rm., 11 am-1 pm

CIDDE Workshop

“TA Services: Teaching Philosophy Statements”;

815 Alumni, 1 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Microfluidic Devices for Automated Synchronization & Analysis of Bacteria,”

Stephen Jacobson, IN U;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 4:30 pm


C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture

“The Perfect Storm: The History of the Vaccine-Autism Controversy,”

Jeffrey Baker, Duke;

Scaife lect. rm. 5, 6 pm


Wednesday 7

Fox Ctr. for Vision Restoration Lecture

“Characterization of the RPE Stem Cell,”

Jeffrey Stern, Translational Research Neural Stem Cell Inst.;

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


Pitt Arts Artful Wednesday

“Cello Fury”;

WPU Nordy’s Place, noon


Social Work Seminar

“The Successful Elimination of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Children’s Health & Health Care,”

Glenn Flores, U of TX;

2017 CL, noon

HSLS Workshop

“DNA Analysis Tools,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Faculty Assembly Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture

“Cosmetic Surgery”;

G33 Salk, 4 pm


Pitt Symphony Orchestra

Bellefield aud., 8 pm


Thursday 8

Reception of Borges Symposium

602 CL, 9:30 am-6 pm

(also Nov. 9, 1218 CL, 10 am:

Bradford Campus Spectrum Arts Performance

Trio Los Claveles;

KOA Speer Electronics Lobby, UPB, 11:30 am


Epidemiology Seminar

“Limitations on the Use of Data From Federal, State & Local Surveys to Count & Characterize the Public Health Workforce,”

Mehran Massoudi;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Law Informational Mtg.

“U.S. Peace Corps, Boren Fellowship & Fulbright Fellowship Opportunities”;

G-18 Barco, noon


Nordenberg Law, Medicine & Psychiatry Symposium

“The Fundamentals of Medicare Law,”

William McKendree, 12:45 pm;

“What Is the Future of Medicare?”

Edward Lawlor, 2 pm;

“The Future of Medicare”

panel discussion, Jason Manne, Judith Black & John Lovelace, 3:15 pm;

Barco Teplitz Courtrm.


Chemistry Seminars

“Designing Small Molecules That Mimic Protein-Protein Interface Regions: Should We Be Searching for a Big Fish or Moby Dick?”

Kevin Burgess, TX A&M;

2:30 pm;

Phillip Geissler, UC-Berkeley;

150 Chevron, 4 pm (

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“The History of Water on Mars,”

Robert Craddock;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (

Contemporary Writers Seminar

Paul Yoon;

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


A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Measurement of the Bc Meson Lifetime Using Bc to J/psi Pi Decays,”

Hao Song;

Oct. 25, 351 Thackeray, 4 pm

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Derived From Adult & Fetal Hepatocytes for the Study & Treatment of Liver Metabolic Diseases,”

Marc Hansel;

Oct. 26, W1395 BST, 9 am-noon

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“The Effects of Scapular Kinematics, Glenohumeral Range-of-Motion & Shoulder Muscle Strength on Kinematics & Kinetics of Maximum Effort Baseball Throwing,”

Yung-Chien Chu;

Oct. 26, 4016 Forbes Twr., 1 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Vestibular Rehabilitation for Dizziness & Balance Disorders After Concussion,”

Bara Alsalaheen;

Oct. 30, 6081 Forbes Twr., 9-11 am


“Single-Molecule Studies of DNA Replication Using Zero-Mode Waveguides,”

Hongjuan Xu;

Nov. 2, 307 Eberly, 9-11 am


“Overcoming Self-Reactivity Through Immunological & Metabolic Redox Modulation,”

Meghan Greenwood;

Nov. 2, 9108 Rangos, 11 am

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Investigating Allosteric Regulation of ABL & BCR-ABL Kinases; Implications for Small Molecule Inhibitors,”

Shoghag Panjarian;

Nov. 2, 1395 Starzl BST, 11 am


“The Effect of Achievement Goals on Self-Explanation & Transfer: Investigating the Role of Motivation on Learning,”

Daniel Belenky;

Nov. 5, LRDC 2nd fl. aud., 9 am

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Ways of Coping: Understanding Workplace Stress & Coping Mechanisms for Hospice Nurses,”

LaToya Harris;

Nov. 8, 211 Parran, 9:30 am


“Restoring Parmenides’ Poem: Essays Toward a Reconstruction of the Fragments Based on a Reassessment of the Original Sources,”

Christopher Kurfess;

Nov. 8, 1518 CL, 1 pm


Pitt Theatre Production

“Tongues of Men & Angels”;

CL Studio Theatre, through Nov. 1, 9 pm (4-7529)

Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Compleat Female Stage Beauty”;

Henry Heymann, Stephen Foster Mem., Nov. 8-18, T-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm



Bradford Campus Exhibit

“Reel Life: DisABILITY Goes to the Movies”;

KOA Lobby, Blaisdell, UPB, through Oct. 31;

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

through Feb. 24;


Student Exhibit

“Face Value: (De)Constructing Identity in Portraits”;

FFA Gallery, Nov. 5-30; M-F 10 am-4 pm



Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Nominations due to 801 CL by Oct. 26.


Engineering Sustainability Call for Papers

Deadline is Oct. 26.


CTSI Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Funding

Pre-proposals due 3 pm Oct. 29.


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.


Susan A. Steele & Donna L. Luiso Student Resource Fund

For staff members & student employees pursuing undergrad degrees. Application deadline is Nov. 1. (

Coulter TPII Funding

Deadline for letter of intent is Nov. 7.



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