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November 21, 2012


Wednesday 21

• No classes through Nov. 25 due to Thanksgiving recess.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture


G33 Salk, 4 pm


Thursday 22

• University closed through Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Saturday 24

Women’s Basketball vs. Brown;

Petersen, 1 pm

Football vs. Rutgers;

Heinz Field, noon

Sunday 25

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Monday 26

• Classes resume.

Women’s Basketball vs. Longwood;

Petersen, 7 pm

Tuesday 27

MMR Seminar

“Immune Regulation at Barrier Surfaces,”

David Artis, Penn;

Rangos aud., noon


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Urinary Biomarkers Predict Risk of Lung Cancer Among Never Smokers,”

Jian-Min Yuan;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


Philosophy of Science Talk

“Simplicity as a Surrogate,”

John Norton; 817R CL, 12:05 pm


Faculty Assembly Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Heinz Distinguished Lecture on Sustainable Design

“Designing Tomorrow,”

Paul Anastas;

WPU Ballrm., 4 pm


Pitt Bowling League

PAA, 5:30 pm

(Tuesdays through April; 4-8956)

Men’s Basketball vs. Howard;

Petersen, 7 pm

Men’s Glee Club Concert

“Victorian Christmas Carols”;

363 Hillman, 7:30 pm

Wednesday 28

Hepatology Rounds

“Liver Case”;

Kaufmann 9th fl. conf. rm., 7:30 am


Pathology Seminar

“Na+/I- Symporter Mediated Radionuclide Imaging & Therapy,”

Sissy Jhiang, OH St.;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Pitt Arts Artful Wednesdays


WPU lower lounge, noon (4-4498)

CTSI Workshop

“Societal Responsibility in Research,”

Judy Cameron;

S120 BST, noon


Book of Common Prayer Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Cancer Informatics,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Chemistry Seminar

Daniel Nocera, MIT;

150 Chevron, 4 pm


GI Grand Rounds

“Endoscopic & Radiological Unknowns,”

Heitham Abdul-Baki, Nicholas Mahoney & Matthew Coates;

11 Scaife, 5 pm

Thursday 29

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Alison Barth;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Comparative Effectiveness Research & Personalized Medicine,”

Arthur Levine, sr. VC for Health Sciences;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Chemistry Seminar

Daniel Nocera, MIT;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Rebecca Abromitis;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 3 pm


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Refining the History of the Terrestrial Planets: In-Situ Dating on Mars & the Moon,”

Scott Anderson, Southwest Research Inst.;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Governing the Corporation,”

Diane Denis, Katz;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Heinz Chapel Choir Christmas Concert

Heinz Chapel, 5:15 pm

Bradford Campus Production

“The Velveteen Rabbit”;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7 pm


Friday 30

GI Research Rounds

“DNA Repair & Regulation in Cancer,”

Chris Bakkenist;

Presby conf. rm. M2, noon


Human Genetics Seminar

“One Community’s Effort to Control Genetic Disease,”

Eric Puffenberger & Kevin Strauss;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Emerging Legends Concert

Brenda Jean;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Quantum Meaning,”

Richard Healy, U of AZ; 817R CL, 12:05 pm


Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

156 CL, 1 pm

Hispanic Languages & Literatures Talk

“Paradoxes in Roberto Bolano’s 2666,”

Hermann Herlinghaus;

244B CL, 2:30 pm

Classics Lecture

“Indo-European Poetics & the Text of the Iliad,”

Edwin Floyd;

244B CL, 4 pm

Men’s Glee Club Holiday Concert

1st Baptist Church of Pgh., 159 N. Bellefield Ave., 8 pm



Saturday 1

Surgical Crown Elongation Seminar

2148 Salk, 9 am-4 pm

Men’s Basketball vs. Detroit;

Petersen, 7 pm

Music on the Edge Concert


Bellefield aud., 8 pm


Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

(also Dec. 2 at 3 pm;

Sunday 2

Jewish Studies Workshop

Susan Melnick & David Grinnell;

Heinz History Ctr., Strip District, 10 am-1 pm


Nationality Rooms Open House

CL, noon-4 pm


World Music Festival

WPU Ballrm., noon-3 pm


Monday 3

Hepatology Research & Pathology Seminar

“Native Liver Pathology”;

7E 24 Montefiore pathology conf. rm., 7 am


HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 12:30 pm


Tuesday 4

GI Educational Program

“M&M #1,”

Kevin McGrath;

Presby conf. rm. M2, 7:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching in PsycINFO,”

Michele Fedyshin;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10:30 am


Bradford Campus Holiday Performance

Vocal Arts Ensemble;

KOA Speer Electronics Lobby, Blaisdell, UPB, 11:30 am


SAC Brown Bag Seminar

“Financial Planning”;

WPU dining hall B, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Applying the Casual Theory of Reference to Intentional Concepts,”

John Michael, Aarhus U;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 2:30-4:30 pm


Senate Sustainability Subcommittee Mtg.

4127 Sennott, 3 pm


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“TGF-beta Signaling in Cartilage Biology & Degenerative Joint Disease,”

Di Chen, Rush U;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 5

Bradford Campus Seminar

“Doing Business in China,”

Frame-Westerberg Commons Mukaiyama U Rm., 8:15-11:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Jill Foust;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 9 am


Pathology Seminar

“Driver Genes in Colon Cancer: Where Are We?”

Joseph Willis, Case Western;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Pathway Analysis Tools 1,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Women’s Basketball Hoopla Reception

Petersen Campus View Club, 5:30 pm


Men’s Basketball

vs. Duquesne;

Consol Energy Ctr., 7 pm

Women’s Basketball vs. Loyola;

Petersen, 7 pm

Pitt Symphony Orchestra

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Thursday 6

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Thomas Kleyman;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Frailty: Working Toward Consensus of Causes, Detection & Change Over Time,”

Linda Fried;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Great White WM12 Reservoir in the Ultra-Deepwater Perdido Fold Belt: An Overview of the Seismic Interpretation to Reservoir Simulation Modeling Workflow,”

Bryce McKee;

11 Thaw, 4 pm




“Spatiotemporal Brain Dynamics of Inhibitory Control in Adolescents & Young Adults,”

Kai Hwang;

Nov. 26, LRDC 2nd fl. Glaser Aud., 10 am

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“HIV Among Men Who Have Sex With Men & Women (MSMW): Prevalence Estimates, Acquisition & Transmission Risks & Implications for Interventions,”

Mackey Friedman;

Nov. 26, Keystone 2nd. fl. conf. rm., 3 pm

Medicine/Integrative Molecular Biology

“Cues From the Extracellular Space: Matrix Proteins Regulate Melanoma Invasion,”

Jelena Grahovac;

Nov. 27, 1105A Scaife, 10 am


“Composing Consciousness: Psychological Design in the Late Dramatic Works of Robert Schumann,”

Christopher Ruth;

Nov. 27, 114 Music, 2:30 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“New Astrophysical Probes of Dark Matter,”

Mei-Yu Wang;

Nov. 27, 211 Thaw, 2:45 pm

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“Role of the Inositol Phosphatase Inpp4b in the Generation of Ovarian Teratomas,”

Ashwini Balakrishnan;

Nov. 28, MWRI 1st fl. conf. rm., 10 am


“Cinematic Occupation: Intelligibility, Queerness & Palestine,”

Colleen Jankovic;

Nov. 28, 501 CL, 11 am


“The Effects of Chronic Cocaine Self-Administration on Cognition & Cerebral Metabolic Function,”

Jessica Porter;

Nov. 28, LRDC 2nd fl. conf. rm., 1 pm


“Synthetic Studies Towards the Synthesis of Anatoxin-a(s),”

Eric Buck;

Nov. 29, 655 Chevron, 10 am

GSPH/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

“Cd8 T Lymphocyte Responses to Human Herpesvirus 8 Lytic & Latency Proteins,”

Lauren Lepone;

Nov. 29, A115 Crabtree, 2 pm

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Figuras fantasmagóricas en el cine latinoamericano del siglo XXI: Trauma y huellas de crisis en el imaginario de la ciudad contemporánea,”

Carolina Rueda;

Nov. 29, 1528 CL, 2 pm


“Catalytic Asymmetric Bond Constructions in Complex Molecule Synthesis: An Approach to the Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Spirolide C & the Development of Catalytic Asymmetric Enolate Hydroxylation Reactions,”

Binbin Guo;

Dec. 3, 307 Eberly, 9 am


“Molecular Mechanisms of Phenotypic Change in Intact Nociceptors,”

Deepack Soneji;

Dec. 3, 1495 BST, 9 am

A&S/French & Italian Languages & Literatures

“Sex With Wittgenstein: Language, Narrative & Repetition in Duras, Sarte & Geney,”

Zachary Moir;

Dec. 3, 1325 CL, noon

Business/Operations, Decision Sciences & Artificial Intelligence

“Business Analytics for Customer Relationship Management: Applying Data Mining Techniques to Online Advertising, Social Network & Non-profit Marketing,”

Wei Chang;

Dec. 3, 102 Mervis, 4:15 pm

GSPH/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

“Human Herpesvirus 8 Lytic Infection & Production of Immune Mediators in B Lymphocytes,”

Emilee Knowlton;

Dec. 4, A719 Crabtree, 3 pm

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Textualidades electrónicas en América Latina: Producción literaria en el capitalism informacional,”

Carolina Gainza;

Dec. 5, 1528 CL, 10 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Usability & Reliability of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (Ados) Module 4 Remote Administration,”

Jamie Schutte;

Dec. 5, 4065 Forbes Twr., 1:30 pm


“Catalytic Asymmetric Claisen Rearrangements.  The Development of Ru(II)-Catalyzed Formal [3,3] Sigmatropic Rearrangements & Related Enolate Allylation Reactions,”

Maryll Geherty;

Dec. 5, 307 Eberly, 2 pm

GSPH/Infectious Disease & Microbiology

“The Effect of Epstein-Barr Virus Latent Membrane Protein 2 Expression on the Kinetics of Early B Cell Infection & Immortalization,”

Laura Wasil;

Dec. 6, 109 Parran, 3 pm


Student Exhibit

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

FFA Gallery, through Nov. 30;

M-F 10 am-4 pm (

Hillman Library Exhibit

“Charles Dickens Rare First Editions”;

through Dec. 21, 363 Hillman; reg. library hours


Barco Law Library Exhibit


Joshua Nickerson;

through Jan. 11, M-Th 7 am-10 pm, F 7 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 10 am-10 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, reg. library hours



NSF Scholarships

Deadline Nov. 30. (

Johnstown Campus Awards for Excellence in Service to Pitt-Johnstown & Community

Nominations due Dec. 3.


CTSI Engineering to Clinical Collaborative Research Pilot Program

Application deadline Dec. 14.


Nat’l Council for Black Studies Conf. Call for Abstracts

Deadline Dec. 15.


Basic to Clinical Collaborative Research Pilot Program

Application deadline Dec. 15. (8-2367)

Volunteer for Christmas Day at Pitt

Register prior to Dec. 25.



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