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March 7, 2013


Thursday 7

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Extending Capabilities of Solution Scattering for Protein Structure Determination: Challenges & Opportunities,”

Alexander Grishaev;

6014 BST3, 11 am

EOH Seminar

“Hexavalent Chromium … & Some Food for Thought,”

Herman Gibb;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon


Epidemiology Lecture

“Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases &  Intervention Strategies,”

Eunha Shim;

A115 Crabtree, noon

EU & Germany Colloquium

“Figuring out Europe: Nation, State & the European Union in the German Public Sphere,”

Russell Berman, Stanford;

602 CL, 12:30 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1:30 pm


MMG Seminar

“Lost in Translocation: Quality Control at the Endoplasmic Reticulum Translocon,”

Eric Rubenstein, Ball State;

503 Bridgeside Point II, 3:15 pm


Chemistry Seminars

“Thioamides: Minimalist Chromophores for Monitoring Protein,”

James Petersson, Penn, 2:30 pm;

“Propagation Chemistry on a Carbon Lattice,”

Yuhuang Wang, U of MD, 4 pm;

150 Chevron


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Climate Variability & Vegetation Changes During Pleistocene Interglacial Transitions From Southwestern North America: Valles Caldera Sedimentary Record,”

Sergio Contreras, U of MN-Duluth;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Bradford Campus Workshop

“Fundraising & the Nonprofit Board: Helping Your Board Reach Its Full Potential”;

200 Seneca, UPB, 5:30 pm


Friday 8

• Spring term withdrawal deadline.

Anthropology Conference

“Mobility in Japan”;

PAA, 8 am through Mar. 9


Dental Medicine Lecture

“Local Anesthesia Review for Dental Hygienists,”

Marie George & Paul Moore;

2148 Salk, 9 am-noon


Physical Therapy Clinical Rounds

“I Can’t Fit Into My Boots: A Case Report of a Patient With Endometrial Cancer,”

Alaina Newell;

4060 Forbes Twr., noon

GI Research Rounds

“Immune Signaling in Inflammatory Disease,”

Mandy McGeachy;

Presby conf. rm. M2, noon


Human Genetics Seminar

“The Advent of Genome Medicine in Patient Care,”

Hakon Hakonarson;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Emerging Legends Concert

The Early Mays;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Memorial Service

For history professor Robert Doherty, who died Feb. 5;

Heinz Chapel 1:30-3 pm;

gathering 3:30-5 pm at the UClub

Saturday 9

CreatION Sound Concert II

“Music & Art for Humans & Robots”;

Bellefield aud., 7 pm


Sunday 10

• Spring recess for students begins.

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Organ Recital

IUP students;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Bradford Campus Southern Tier Symphony Concert

“Favorites With Flutes”;

Blaisdell Hall, UPB, 3 pm

Monday 11

SAC Spring Assembly

“Effectively Using Technology in Your Job 2.0”;

WPU Assembly Rm., noon-4 pm

Tuesday 12

GI Fellows’ Program

“GI Health Care Economics,”

Barry Kisloff;

Presby conf. rm. M2, 7:30 am


Bradford Campus Workshop

“Hosting International Visitors From China”;

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


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“The Role of Telomeres & Telomerase in Aging & Cancer,”

Jerry Shay, U of TX;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 2 pm


Pitt Bowling League

PAA, 5:30 pm

(Tuesdays through April; 4-8956)

Wednesday 13

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Hemostasis: An Anesthesiologist’s View,”

Kenichi Tanaka;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. B & C, 8 am


Pathology Seminar

“Therapeutic Targeting of Androgen Receptor & Cytoskeleton Organization in Prostate Cancer,”

Natasha Kyprianou;

1104 Scaife, noon


SAC Mtg.

630 WPU, noon

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Resident Lecture

“Microvascular Tissue Transfer,”

Anand Kumar;

G33 Salk, 4 pm


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Metacognition: The Next Frontier in Patient Safety & Medical Education,”

Paul Paris;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm


GI Grand Rounds

“Center of Excellence Update: Intestinal Health & Nutrition Support”;

11 Scaife, 5 pm (

Bradford Campus Workshop

“Innovative Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses”;

200 Seneca, UPB, 6-8:30 pm


Friday 15

• Spring holiday, University closed.

Memorial Service

For Piera Kost, clinic coordinator in GSPH, who died Feb. 27;

Riverside Community Church, 401 Allegheny Ave., Oakmont, 11 am

Sunday 17

• Spring recess for students ends.

Monday 18

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Conference Posters,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, noon


Global Health Film

“A Sense of Wonder”;

A115 Crabtree, 3 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“A Trip Down Memory Lane: Neurochemical Mechanisms of Cognition Deficits After Traumatic Brain Injury,”

Clifton Dixon;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm


Graduate Composers Concert

“New Works”;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Tuesday 19

The Healthy Lifestyle Experience 6

WPU Ballrm., 11 am-2 pm

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Protecting the Genome Through Homologous Recombination,”

Maria Jasin, Cornell;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon-2 pm


“Molecular Mechanisms of the Keap1-Nrf2 Pathway in Stress Response & Cancer Evolution,”

Masayuki Yamamoto, Tohoku U;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 2 pm

Clifford Brubaker Distinguished Lecture

“Employment Concerns & Vocational Rehabilitation Considerations for Americans With Multiple Sclerosis: An Analysis of 20 Years of Research,”

Phillip Rumrill, Kent State;

4060 Forbes Twr., 3 pm

Faculty Professional Development Series

“Innovation Commercialization: The Path From Discovery to Market,”

Barbara Barnes & Marc Malandro;

S100 Starzl BST, 3 pm


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Lecture

“Nox4 Is Different: An Enigmatic NADPH Oxidase & the Search for Its Function,”

Ralf Brandes, Goethe-Universität;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Social Epidemiology Journal Club

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

Bradford Campus Presentation

Lori Jakiela;

Mukaiyama U Rm., UPB, 7:30 pm


Wednesday 20

Bradford Campus Workshop

“Microsoft Access 2010 Intermediate”;

200 Seneca, UPB, 8 am


Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“The Neo-Adjuvant Breast Cancer Experience at Magee,”

Shannon Puhalla, Rohit Bhargava & Kandace McGuire;

Herberman conf. ctr. aud., 8 am


Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Gamelan & Musical Healing,”

Kaitlyn Myers, music;

4130 Posvar, noon

IRB Workshop

“International Research: Going Global,”

Michelle LeMenager;

211 Lawrence, noon


Pathology Seminar

“Cytokines as Unexpected Survival Signals to Cholangiocytes,”

Jorge Bezerra;

1104 Scaife, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Sequence Similarity Searching,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm


Bradford Campus Workshop

“Excel 2”; 200 Seneca, UPB, 1-5 pm

5-Campus College Fair for Faculty & Staff

Alumni Connolly Ballrm., 2-7 pm


World History Lecture

“In a Brown Mantle? South Asian Politics, the Indian Ocean Sphere & the Making of East African Independence, 1923-1978,”

Gerard McCann;

4130 Posvar, 4 pm


Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Resident Lecture

“Craniofacial Growth”;

G33 Salk, 4 pm


GI Grand Rounds

“GI Pediatric Case Presentations”;

11 Scaife, 5 pm


Johnstown Campus Lecture/Book Signing

George Bilgere, John Carroll;

Whalley Memorial Chapel, UPJ, 7:30 pm


Thursday 21

GSPIA Lecture

“How to Put a Business Out of Business: A Look at Transnational Organized Crime as a Business vs. an Organization,”

Charles Gardner;

3911 Posvar, 10:30 am


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 11 am


Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Daniel Zuckerman, medicine;

6014 BST3, 11 am

ADRC Lecture

“Walking & Chewing Gum at the Same Time: Implications in Aging & AD,”

Neelesh Nadkarni, geriatric medicine & gerontology;

S439 Montefiore, noon

Epidemiology Lecture

“The Role of Novel Vaginal Bacterial Infections in Pregnancy,”

Catherine Haggerty;

A115 Crabtree, noon

EOH Seminar

“Firm Level Management Practices to Minimize Impacts From Produced Water Management in the Marcellus,”

Meagan Mauter, CMU;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon


Postdoctoral Professionalism Lecture

“Promote Your Science … & It Will Promote You,” Timothy Maul;

S100 Starzl BST, 3 pm


LRDC 50th Anniversary Lecture

“Learning to Read & Learning to Comprehend,”

Kate Nation, Oxford;

UClub, 3 pm (4-7020)

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Beta-Catenin in Liver Pathobiology: You WNT Some, You Lose Some,”

Satdarshan (Paul) Singh Monga;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm (4-0784)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Geochemistry of Flowback/Produced Water From Marcellus Shale Wells, Southwest Pennsylvania,”

Elisabeth Rowan;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Chemistry Seminars

“Noncovalent & Reversible Covalent Interactions: Fundamental Studies & Applications in Catalysis,”

Mark Taylor, U of Toronto;

150 Chevron, 4 pm,


German Lecture

“Why Wagner? Some Thoughts on the Occasion of His Bicentennial,”

Nicholas Vazsonyi, U of SC;

602 CL, 5 pm


Bradford Campus Dinner

“Empty Bowls & Baskets Dinner”;

Frame-Westerberg Commons, Mukaiyama U Rm., UPB, 5 pm

Bradford Campus Workshop

“Sugar Blues: Overcoming Sugar Addiction”;

200 Seneca, UPB, 6:30 pm


Contemporary Writers Seminar

Eileen Myles; FFA aud., 8:30 pm



GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Exploring the Relationship Between Cognitive Health & the Social Environment of Older Adults,”

Jason Flatt;

Mar. 8, 309B Parran, 10 am


“Multimodality as a Sociolinguistic Resource: A Case Study of a World of Warcraft Community,”

Lauren Collister;

Mar. 8, G-24 CL, 10 am


“Unpacking Cognitive Benefits of Distributed Complex Visual Displays for Expert & Novice Scientists,”

Jooyoung Jang;

Mar. 11, LRDC Glaser aud., 2 pm


“Coronary Heart Disease Risk & HIV Infection: The Roles of Inflammation & Co-Morbid Disease,”

Kaku Armah;

Mar. 13, A622 Crabtree, 10 am

Medicine/Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology

“Virus-Host Interactions at the Maternal-Fetal Interface,”

Elizabeth Delorme-Axford;

Mar. 14, 503 Bridgeside Point II, 1 pm


“Mechanisms of T Cell Migration to Vascularized Organ Transplants,”

Jeffrey Walch;

Mar. 14, Scaife lect. rm. 5, 2 pm


“The Battle for Harmony: Intergroup Relations Between Blacks & Latinos in Philadelphia, 1950s-80s,”

Alyssa Ribeiro;

Mar. 18, 3703 Posvar, 10 am


“Jamaica Brasileira: The Politics of Reggae in São Luís, Brazil,”

Kavin Paulraj;

Mar. 18, 3703 Posvar, 1 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology

“Ultrasonographic Measurement of Acromiohumeral Distance in Manual Wheelchair User,”

Yen-Sheng Lin;

Mar. 18, 4065 Forbes Twr., 2 pm

A&S/Religious Studies

“Antidotes to Deism: A Reception History of Thomas Paine’s ‘The Age of Reason’, 1794-1809,”

Patrick Hughes;

Mar. 20, 4130 Posvar, 10 am


Bradford Campus

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

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


Barco Law Library


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)

University Art Gallery

“Capturing the Street,”

Garry Winogrand & Ned Bosnick;

FFA, through Mar. 22, M-F 10 am-4 pm



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

Nicholas Rescher;

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



Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy Grant

Application deadline Mar. 13.


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 March 21-April 4. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on March 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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