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February 7, 2013


Thursday 7

CTSI Workshop

“Text Information Extraction System”;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. C, 11 am


EU Ctr. Lecture

“In the Center of Europe, but on the Fringe? Liechtenstein & European Integration,”

Claudia Fritsche;

4217 Posvar, noon


Epidemiology Lecture

“Does Vitamin B6 Have Cancer Chemopreventive Potential?”

Lesley Butler;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Emerging Legends Concert

Nancy Deckant;

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

Chemistry Seminar

“A Physics-Based Framework for Knowledge-Based Protein Models: Directly Determining Physical Potentials From a Model Protein Databank,”

William Noid, Penn State;

150 Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Dendroisotopes From Two Central Appalachian Tree Species Describe Contrasting Long-term Responses to Atmospheric Deposition,”

Brendan McNeil, WVU;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Life, Law & Inflection Points,”

Pat Chew, law;

2500 Posvar, 4:30 pm (4-0784)

Classics, Philosophy & Ancient Science Lecture

“Artistotle on the Virtues of Thought,”

Aryeh Kosman, Haverford;

817R CL, 5 pm (4-4494)

Friday 8

CTSI Workshop

“Responsible Use of Animals in Biomedical Research,”

David Schabdach;

7039 Forbes Twr., noon


Physical Therapy Clinical Rounds

4060 Forbes Twr., noon

SVC Research Seminar

“Human Genetics”;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“The Ploidy Conveyor of Mature Hepatocytes as a Source of Genetic Variation,”

Andrew Duncan;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Why We Reason: Intention-Alignment & the Genesis of Human Rationality,”

Andrew Norman, CMU;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Psychology Lecture

“Poverty, Conditional Cash Transfers & Children’s Development: Using Psychology to Understand Policy Strategies,”

Larry Aber, NYU;

4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Saturday 9

Anesthesia Lecture

“Advanced Anesthesia Update: Review for Permit Renewal,”

Joseph Giovannitti;

2148 Salk, 8:30 am-1:30 pm

UPMC Sports Medicine Seminar

Leslie Bonci, Aimee Kimball, Tara Ridge;

Montefiore, LHAS aud., 10 am

Balkan Singing & Dance Workshop

WPU Ballrm., 10 am-4 pm


Sunday 10

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Chamber Choir Festival

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 11

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Ester Saghafi;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1 pm


Animé Film

“5 Centimeters per Second”;

FFA aud., 7 pm


Bus Rapid Transit Workshop

Oakland Career Ctr., 294 Semple St., 7 pm


Tuesday 12

Pitt Day in Harrisburg

7 am-8:45 pm


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“The Sixth Sense: How the Immune System Recognizes Tumor Cell Death,”

Michael Lotze;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


Molecular Medicine Research Lecture

“To Present New & More Efficient Approaches for the Therapy of Type 1 Diabetes,”

Massimo Trucco, medicine;

Rangos aud., noon


Philosophy of Science Lecture

“The Genealogical Concept of Human Nature,”

Maria Kron-feldner, Bielefeld U;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Community Research Ethics Roundtable

“Writing for a Lay Audience,”

Michael Yonas, Maureen Passmore, Lisa Zur & Jennifer Jones;

109 Parran, 12:30 pm


Pitt Bowling League

PAA, 5:30 pm

(Tuesdays through April; 4-8956)

Wednesday 13

Grand Rounds

“Clinical Oncology & Hematology,”

Michael Davies;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. aud., 8 am


Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Gentry Power & Accountability: Negotiating Tax Hikes in 19th-Century Sichuan,”

Elisabeth Kaske, CMU;

4130 Posvar, noon


Pathology Seminar

“Proteolytic Control of Hepatic Cell Fate in Liver Development & Tumorigenesis,”

Rama Khokha, U of Toronto;

1104 Scaife, noon

Social Work Lecture

“Improving the Life Chances of Disadvantaged Children,”

Katherine Magnuson, U of WI-Madison;

2017 CL, noon


Book of Common Prayer Service

Heinz Chapel, 12:15 pm


SAC Mtg.

WPU dining rm. B, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Gene Regulation Resources,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm


EUCE & European Studies Ctr. Lecture

“Engendering Italy: Gaps, Contradictions & Paradoxes of Gender on the EU Background,”

Giuseppina Pellegrino;

4130 Posvar, 3:30 pm

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Resident Lecture


G33 Salk, 4 pm


PACWC Talk/Performance

“NEXT!” Bria Walker, theatre arts;

UClub 1st fl. library, 5 pm


Bradford Campus Sports Psychology Workshop

“Performance Enhancement Techniques,”

200 Seneca, UPB, 6 pm

(also Feb. 20:

Wm. Pitt Debating Union Marcella Finegold Debate

“Should Providers Be Mandated to Show & Explain High-Resolution Ultrasound Images of Pregnancy to Women Deciding Whether to Terminate?”

Jeff Coleman, Theresa Stanton Collett & Paras Minhas vs. Nancy Stanwood, Matthew Bradford & Victoria Julian;

O’Hara Ballrm., 7 pm (4-2887)

Thursday 14

Faculty Professional Development Lecture

“Tenure Track Checkpoint: Strategies to Stay on Target,”

Ann Thompson;

S120 Starzl BST, 8:30 am


Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Can Molybdopterin Remain Innocent in Nitrate Reduction?”

Partha Basu;

6014 BST3, 11 am

CTSI Workshop

“An Author’s Responsibilities: Publication & Authorship,”

Robert Weyant;

7039 Forbes Twr., noon


Epidemiology Lecture

“Resilience to Aging: A Neuroepidemiologic Approach,”

Caterina Rosano;

A115 Crabtree, noon

GSPIA Roscoe Robinson Jr. Lecture

“The Black Officer Corps,”

Isaac Hampton;

3911 Posvar, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Tony Iannacchione, civil & environmental engineering;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Friday 15

Physical Therapy Clinical Rounds

“A Complicated Case of Chronic Shoulder & Scapular Pain,”

Brittany Patterson, 4060 Forbes Twr., noon

Educational Administration Workshop

“Careers à la Carte,”

Karen Schmidt;

S100 Starzl BST, noon


UCSUR Seminar

“Residential & Social Mobility: Implications for Place-Based Initiatives,”

Claudia Coulton & Lillian Harris;

3343 Forbes Ave., noon


Emerging Legends Concert

Dan Possumato, Vince Burns & Kathy Fallon;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

538 WPU, 1:10 pm  (Please note: location changed/updated after print version was distributed.)

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“What Is Ontic Structural Realism?”

James Ladyman, U. of Bristol;

817R CL, 3:30 pm


Grad. Organization of Europe & Central America/REES Film

“The Light Thief (Svet-Ake)”;

FFA aud., 7 pm

Saturday 16

Greensburg Campus Concert

Mayday Parade;

Chambers gym, UPG, 8 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

Haleh Abghari & Lisa Pegher;

Andy Warhol Museum, North Side, 8 pm

Monday 18

• Summer term enrollment period begins.

Men’s Basketball vs. Notre Dame;

Petersen, 7 pm

Animé Film


CMU McConomy aud., 7 pm


Tuesday 19

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Lessons Learned From Studying the P53 Tumor Suppressor Network,”

Carol Prives, Columbia;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon-2 pm

SAC Workshop

“FMLA & Other Medical Leave Options,”

Aynsley Jiminez, benefits, & Eric Zvejnieks, MetLife;

548 WPU, noon

Molecular Medicine Research Lecture

“Changing Paradigms in Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer,”

Ashok Saluja;

Rangos aud., noon


Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Russell Meets Woodward: Three Objections to the Open Systems Argument,”

Alexander Reutlinger, U of Cologne;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Sara Fine Inst. Lecture

“Overcoming Copyright Obstacles to Creating Digital Libraries,”

Pamela Samuelson, UC-Berkeley;

Teplitz Moot Courtrm., 2:30 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

UClub conf. rm. A, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Cancer & Aging: Rival Demons?”

Judith Campisi;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Social Epidemiology Journal Club

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

Wednesday 20

Grand Rounds

“Clinical Oncology & Hematology,”

Robert Ferris;

Herberman conf. Ctr. aud., 8 am


CTSI Workshop

“Working Toward Solutions in Institutional Review Board Protocol Design,”

Shannon Valenti;

7039 Forbes Twr., noon


Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“The Birth of the Modern Expert Witness in Early 20th-Century China,”

Daniel Asen, history;

4130 Posvar, noon


Pathology Seminar

“An Expanding Role for Arx in Normal & Abnormal Brain Development,”

Jeffrey Golden, Harvard;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“SNPs & Genetic Variation,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm


Bradford Campus Microsoft Word Workshop

200 Seneca, UPB, 1-5 pm


Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Resident Lecture


G33 Salk, 4 pm


Women’s Basketball vs. Cincinnati;

Petersen, 7 pm

Thursday 21

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Investigations of the Early Secretory Pathway: Structure & Heterogeneity of the COPII Coat,”

Scott Stagg, FL St.;

6014 BST3, 11 am

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon


GSPH Lecture

“Understanding Surgical Treatment of Obesity: The Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery,”

Steven Belle, epidemiology & biostatistics;

A115 Crabtree, noon

ADRC Lecture

“Cueing Kitchen: A Task-based Cognitive Coaching System,”

Dan Ding;

S439 Montefiore, noon

Chemistry Seminars

“Materials Design, Processing & Applications of Organic Semiconductors,”

Zhenan Bao, Stanford, 2:30 pm;

“Synthesis of Bioactive Carbohydrates, Amines & Fluorinated Compounds for Imaging,”

Hien Nguyen, U of IA, 4 pm;

150 Chevron (4-8200)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Pratigya Polissar, Columbia;

11 Thaw, 4 pm



GSPIA/Public & International Affairs

“Exploratory Study on the Applicability of the Public Service Motivation Concept to South Korea,”

JungHo Park;

Feb. 7, 3600 Posvar, 10 am


“The Performance of Biased-Coin Minimization in Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trials,”

Li-Chuan Tu;

Feb. 15, A215 Crabtree, 1 pm


“Negotiating Indigenous Autonomy: Politics, Land & Religion in Tierradentro (Colombia), 1905-50,”

Alejandra Boza;

Feb. 20, 3703 Posvar, 10 am


“Hegel’s Critique of Kant’s Standpoint of Finitude,”

Daniel Addison;

Feb. 20, 314 CL, 11 am


Greensburg Campus Gay-Straight Alliance

“The Vagina Monologues”;

Campana Chapel & Lecture Ctr., UPG, Feb. 14 & 15, 7:30 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Zanna, Don’t!”

Henry Heymann Theatre, Feb. 14-Mar. 3, Tu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm



Summer 2012 Creative Projects

University Art Gallery, FFA, through Feb. 15, M-F 10 am-4 pm (8-2431)


“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


Bradford Campus

“T.E. Hanley: A Local Man With a World View”;

Blaisdell KOA Art Gallery, through Mar. 8, M-Th 8:30 am-8 pm, F 8:30 am-6 pm


Barco Law Library

“Dream,” Sue Vincent;

through Mar. 22, M-Th 7 am-10 pm, F 7 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 10 am-10 pm (8-1376)


“Reconstruction of Leibniz’s Amazing 1670s Cipher Machine,”

Nicholas Rescher;

363 Hillman, through Apr. 28, reg. library hours



Collaborative Translational Research Funding

Letter of intent due Feb. 20.

Medical Technology Research Ideas

Proposals due Feb. 22.

Steven Manners Faculty Development Awards

Application deadline Apr. 12.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Feb. 21-March 7. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Feb. 14 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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