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March 21, 2013


Thursday 21

Blood Drive

WPU lower lounge, 8 am-1 pm (4-7708)

Ridgway Ctr. 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

“Going for Process: Simulating Slow, Complex Events in Biological Molecules & Systems,”

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


HSLS Flash Class

“More Than PubMed: Scopus for Interdisciplinary Research,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 2 pm


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


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

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

Elisabeth Rowan;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Chemistry Seminar

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

Mark Taylor, U of Toronto;

150 Chevron, 4 pm, (4-8200)

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

HPS Alumni Lecture

“Arches & Scaffoldings: Continuity & Discontinuity in Building Relativity & Quantum Theory,”

Michael Janssen, U of MN;

817 CL, 5 pm

Pgh. DataWorks Launch Party

UClub ballrm. B, 6-8 pm


Bradford Campus Workshop

“Sugar Blues: Overcoming Sugar Addiction”;

200 Seneca, UPB, 6:30 pm


Greensburg Campus Charity Basketball Game

Chambers Gym, UPG, 7 pm

Contemporary Writers Seminar

Eileen Myles;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm


Friday 22

Dental Medicine Workshop

“Biofunctional Esthetic Dentistry & More: Take Your Practice to the Next Level in Esthetic Dentistry,”

Marshall Fagin;

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

Computer Science Day

Sennott 5th & 6th fl., noon-4:30 pm;


CANCELED – Medical Education Grand Rounds

“Training for Accountable Professionalism,”

Christine Cassel;

Scaife lect. rm. 1, noon


Bradford Campus Student Arts Exhibition Opening Reception

“Affairs of the Art”;

KOA Art Gallery, UPB, noon

UCSUR Seminar

“Mapping Vacancy, Delinquency & Abandonment: Constructing Useful Indices in an Imperfect Data Environment,”

David Bartelt, Temple;

3343 Forbes Ave., noon

PT Clinical Rounds

4060 Forbes Twr., noon

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Cortical Circuits That Support Visual Perception,”

Matthew Smith;

lect. rm. 6 Scaife, noon

GI Research Rounds

Anthony Bauer;

Presby conf. rm. M2, noon


CS Day Debate

“Are Search Engines Closing Our Minds?”

Timothy Barr;

O’Hara Student Ctr. Ballrm., 2 pm


Anthropology Lecture

“Impact of Human Evolution of the Ears, Nose & Throat of Children,”

Charles Bluestone, otolaryngology;

3300 Posvar, 3 pm

Slavic Lecture

“Potato Ontology: Russian Narratives & Practices of Everyday Survival,”

Nancy Ries;

1228 CL, 3 pm

Music Lecture

“Medieval Song From Head to Tail,”

Anna Zayaruznaya, Princeton;

132 Music, 4 pm


Education Awards Reception

PA Rm. PAA, 5:30-8 pm


Saturday 23

Bradford Campus Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

158 Sport & Fitness Ctr., UPB, noon-5pm

Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival

Posvar Galleria, noon-mid.


Music on the Edge Concert

NOW Ensemble; Andy Warhol Museum, North Side, 8 pm


Sunday 24

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Heinz Chapel Concert

“Passion Sunday Organ,”

Steve Anisko;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 25

• Fall term enrollment begins.

CLAS/Hispanic Lecture

“Sexo en Saer: El Arte Del Fantasma,”

Dardo Scavino, Université de Versailles;

302 CL, 4 pm

Tuesday 26

Pitt Communicators Info Session

“Digital Photo Images,”

Laura Hillock, general counsel’s office, & Maddy Ross, Chris Jones, Bruce Steele & Marci Belchick, Univ. Marketing Communications;

531 Alumni, 11:30 am (

Ctr. for Intl Legal Education Conf.

“Rule of Law Around the World,”

113 Barco, noon


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Danger Signal IL-33 & Anti-Tumor Immunity,”

Binfeng Lu, immunology;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Prezi for Presentations,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm


Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Lecture

“Guiding Signals Through Anchored Enzyme Complexes,”

John Scott, U of WA;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Pitt Bowling League

PAA, 5:30 pm

(Tuesdays through April; 4-8956)

Bradford Campus Workshop

“Grant Writing Basics”; 200 Seneca, UPB, 5:30-9:30 pm


Contemporary Writers Seminar

Ian McEwan;

WPU ballrm., 8:30 pm (4-6508)

Wednesday 27

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“High Field MRSI of Brain Tumors,”

Hoby Hetherington, radiology;

Herberman conf. ctr. aud., 8 am (412/692-2751)

CRSP/Reed Smith Lecture

“The Iconic Ghetto: Effects on Everyday Lives of African Americans,”

Elijah Anderson, Yale;

2017 CL, noon (4-7382)

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Reassessing Language Contact in the South Pacific: Taking a Second Look at the Linguistic Outcomes of Imperialism in Austronesia,”

Jody Garcia;

4130 Posvar, noon

Pathology Seminar

“Mechanisms of Progression in Glioblastoma,”

Daniel Brat, Emory;

1104 Scaife, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to CLC Main Workbench,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 3 pm (

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Resident Lecture

“Journal Club (Craniofacial Surgery)”;

G33 Salk, 4 pm (

European Studies Lecture

“Making Prussia Polish: Changing Land & People in Poland’s New Territories, 1945-1960,”

Katharina Matro, Stanford;

3702 Posvar, 4 pm


GI Grand Rounds

“GI Case Presentations,”

Jenny Wu & Shrinivas Bishu;

11 Scaife, 5 pm


Greensburg Campus Reading


Jimmy Cvetic & Bob Ziller;

118 Village, UPG, 7 pm


Thursday 28

Ridgway Ctr. Lecture

“Minimum Returns: The Economic Impacts of Pentagon Spending,”

William Hartung;

3911 Posvar, 10:30 am

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Filovirus Envelope Glycoproteins: Mechanism of Cell Entry & Inhibition by Designed Peptides & Proteins,”

Jonathan Lai, Albert Einstein College;

6014 BST3, 11 am


“Transplant Abuse in China,”

David Matas, Jianchao Xu, Damon Noto & Jingduan Yang;

540 WPU, noon


Edgar M. Snyder Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture

“Protecting Trademarks in the Digital Era,”

Leland Schermer, Michael Madison & John Burkoff;

Teplitz Moot Courtrm., noon (8-1909)

Epidemiology Lecture

“Posing as a Decomposer: Making Path-Specific Inferences While Still Trying to Keep It Real,”

Jay Kaufman;

A115 Crabtree, noon

EOH Seminar

“Newborn Screening: It’s Not Just for Genetics Anymore!”

Jerry Vockley;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon


Classics Colloquium

“Textual Variants in the ‘Odyssey’ as Background for Understanding the Composition of the ‘Iliad,’”

Edwin Floyd, classics;

Ben Haller, VA Wesleyan U, & Michael West, English;

602 CL, 12:30 pm (4-4494)

Chemistry Seminar

“Physical Approaches to Understanding Cancer,”

James Heath;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm, (4-8200)

EU Ctr. Lecture

“For the Glory of Greece: Looking Forward by Looking Back,”

Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Ambassador-at-Large of the Hellenic Republic (Greece);

2500 Posvar, 2:30 pm


Philanthropy Forum

“The Future of Innovation & Innovating the Future: Philanthropic Opportunities in Uncertain Times,”

Sterling Speirn, Kellogg Foundation;

O’Hara Student Ctr., 2:30 pm


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Jon Lewis, IUP;

11 Thaw, 4 pm (

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Systems Thinking in Public Health & Everything Else!”

Donald Burke, GSPH;

UClub ballrm. B, 4 pm

European Studies Lecture

“Supplementing Lenin: Toward a Communism of Other-determination,”

Nergis Ertürk, Penn State;

501 CL, 4 pm


CANCELED- Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano

“Postales de Leningrado/Postcards From Leningrad”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm


Lawyering for Social Change Lecture

“Can the Occupier Provide Justice? The Dilemmas of Human Rights Litigation in Israeli Courts,”

Michael Sfard;

Teplitz Moot Courtrm., 7 pm (8-1418)

Honors College Panel Discussion

“Watergate: Third-Rate Burglary or Historical Turning Point?”

Alexander Butterfield, Bud Krough, Bob Meyers, Tim Naftali & Jill Wine-Banks;

UClub, 7:30 pm


Friday 29

Medical Ethics Update

BST conf. ctr., 8 am-4:30 pm


Medical Ethics Messer Lecture

“What Makes ‘Difficult’ Patients Difficult?”

Michael Kahn, Harvard;

S120 BST, 9 am (

Academic Career Development Lecture

“Careers à la carte: Bridging Humanities & Science,”

Leland Glenna;

548 WPU, 1 pm

Human Genetics Seminar

Indrani Halder, medicine;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Emerging Legends Concert

The Pitt Overtones;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Anthropology Lecture

“Llama Caravan Hubs in the South-Central Andes: Ethnography & Archaeology,”

Axel Nielsen;

3300 Posvar, 3 pm


Tuesday 2

IRB Workshop

“The CTSI Research Participant Registry,”

Kerry Jackson;

S120 Starzl BST, noon


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

Eckhard Podack, U of Miami;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm (

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

UClub, conf. rm. A, 3 pm

Emerging Leader Award Presentation

Ian Rosenberger, Dan Breneman & Marisa Bartley;

WPU lower lounge, 3:30-6 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“The Last 50 & the Next 20 Years in Health Care: Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease as a Case Study,”

John Reilly, internal medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Mark Ravitch History of Medicine Lecture

“One Hundred Years Ago: The American College of Surgeons & the Creation of 20th Century American Medicine,”

Dale Smith;

Scaife lect. rm. 5, 6 pm (

RFID Ctr. for Excellence Seminar

“The Internet of Things: A Vision to Change Our World,”

Stephen Halliday, High Tech Aid, 158 Benedum, 6 pm


Wednesday 3

Fox Innovations in Vision Restoration Lecture

“Mechanisms & Therapeutic Approaches for Inherited Retinal Degenerative Diseases,”

Robert Molday, U of British Columbia;

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


IRB Workshop

“Complying With State & Local Requirements in Human Subject Research in Pennsylvania,”

Theresa Colecchia & Al Ciocca;

S100A Starzl BST, noon


Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“The Rise of a New Buddhist Leader: How Ikeda Daisaku Became One of Japan’s Most Powerful Men,”

Clark Chilson, religious studies;

4130 Posvar, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Pathway Analysis Tools 1,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm (

CRSP/Reed Smith Lecture

“Delivering Culturally Competent Care & Addressing Technology: The New Health Care Disparity,”

Candi Castleberry-Singleton, UPMC;

2017 CL, noon (4-7382)

Pathology Seminar

“Prometheus’s Liver,”

David Rudnick, WA U-St. Louis;

1104 Scaife, noon (

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Resident Lecture

“Craniofacial Surgery”;

G33 Salk, 4 pm (

GI Grand Rounds

“GI Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,”

Jennifer Seminerio, Lia Kaufman & Anthony Razzak;

1 Scaife, 5 pm (

Thursday 4

Spring Supplier Show

“Celebrating Diversity & Sustainability”;

Soldiers & Sailors ballrm., 10:30 am-2:30 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching in PsycINFO,”

Michele Klein Fedyshin;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10:30 am


Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Michael Cascio;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Medicine Lecture

“We Rarely Eat Fish & Spend Millions on Fish Oil, but Should We?”

Matthew Muldoon;

A115 Crabtree Hall, noon

EOH Seminar

“Resolution vs. Immunosuppression: The Double-Edged Sword in Lung Injury,”

Janet Lee;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon


Academic Career Development Forum

“2013 Women in Medicine & Science,”

Linda Pololi, Brandeis;

Scaife conf. rm. & Starzl, 2-8:30 pm

(also Apr. 5, 8 am-5:30 pm)


Chemistry Seminar

“Success Stories in the Development of ‘Green’ Pyrotechnics,”

Jesse Sabatini, US Army;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm, (4-8200)

LRDC 50th Anniversary Lecture

“Open-Ended Environments That Help Middle School Students Develop Metacognitive Strategies for Learning Science,”

Gautam Biswas, Vanderbilt;

UClub, 3 pm (4-7020)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Vertical Plate Tectonics & Dynamics of Western Anatolia,”

Russell Pysklywec, U of Toronto;

11 Thaw, 4 pm


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, Atlantic Abolitionist,”

Marcus Rediker;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm (4-0784)

Bradford Campus Workshop

“No-More Diet”;

200 Seneca UPB, 6 pm



A&S/French & Italian Languages & Literatures

“Sade-omizing Sexuality: Deconstructing the Gender Binary Through the Sadian Sexual Predator,”

Jennifer Lawrence;

Mar. 22, 1218 CL, 9 am

Nursing/Health & Community Systems

“Post-Stroke Cognition as a Fall Predictor During Inpatient Rehabilitation,”

Grace Campbell;

Mar. 22, 451 Victoria, 10 am


“Ambivalent Affiliations: Black & White Gay Men’s Discourses on Identity & Belonging,”

Kristopher Geda;

Mar. 22, 2818 CL, 1 pm

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“A Participatory Approach to Physical Activity Among People With Severe & Persistent Mental Illness,”

Kamden Hoffmann;

Mar. 25, A638 Crabtree, 9 am


“Mobilizing the Donor Public: Dynamics of Development NGOs’ Message Framing,”

Aya Okada;

Mar. 25, 3600 Posvar, 10 am


“Performing Immunoassay Using Nanoporous Membrane,”

Juanfang Wu;

Mar. 26, 307 Eberly, 9:30 am

Medicine/Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology

“Utilizing C. Elegans as a Neurological Model to Characterize KCNL-2, an SK Channel Homologue,”

Cavita Kitty Chotoo;

Mar. 26, S100 Starzl BST, 3 pm

IS/Information Science & Technology

“Identifying Experts & Authoritative Documents in Social Bookmarking Systems,”

Jonathan Grady;

Mar. 27, 522 IS, 9:30 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Nonlinear Optical Properties of Semiconductor & Oxide Nanostructures,”

Yanjun Ma;

Mar. 28, 362 Thackeray, 10:30 am

A&S/French & Italian Languages & Literatures

“Subject/Abject/Object: Reconfiguring Desire in Contemporary French Cultural Production,”

Amy Romanowski;

Mar. 28, 142 CL, 11 am


“Potential Blood Biological Markers of Alzheimer’s Disease,”

Andrea Metti;

Mar. 28, Bellefield Professional Bldg. 5th fl. conf. rm., 1 pm


“Syphilis & Sex: Transatlantic Medicine & Public Health in Argentina & the United States, 1880-1940,”

Julien Comte;

Mar. 29, 3703 Posvar, 11 am


“The Longitudinal Effect of Low Kidney Function on Bone Mineral Density & the Association of Body Fat Distribution on Kidney Function Among Afro-Caribbean Men of West African Ancestry,”

Heartley Egwuogu;

Mar. 29, A523 Crabtree, 1 pm

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Power of the Portrait: Production, Consumption & Circulation of the Portraits of Amalia van Solms,”

Saskia Beranek;

Mar. 29, 104 FFA, 3 pm

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Civic Center & Cultural Center: The Grouping of Public Buildings in Pittsburgh, Cleveland & Detroit & the Emergence of the City Monumental in the Modern Metropolis,”

Donald Simpson;

Apr. 1, 104 FFA, 10 am


“CXCR5+ T Helper Cells Mediate Protective Immunity Against Tuberculosis,”

Samantha Slight;

Apr. 2, 1104 Scaife, 10 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology

“The Synthesis of NAViSection: Modernizing Driver Rehabilitation Programs to Encompass Intelligent Vehicle Technologies,”

Nahom Minassie Beyene;

Apr. 2, 4065 Forbes Twr., 2 pm


“Out of the Boudoir & Into the Banana Walk: Birth Control Campaigns & Reproductive Politics in the West Indies, 1930-70,”

Nicole Bourbonnais;

Apr. 3, 3703 Posvar, 2 pm


“Agent-Based Modeling of Coccidioidomycosis,”

Carrie Anderson;

Apr. 3, 127 Parran, 4 pm

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Landscape Painting & Trauma in Renaissance Venice: Catastrophe, the Environment & the Ideology of Landscape During the Italian Wars, 1494-1530,”

James Jewitt;

Apr. 4, 104 FFA, 8 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Intensity of Rehabilitation Interventions as a Predictor of Outcomes in Skilled Nursing Facility Residents,”

Sharon Novalis;

Apr. 4, 5073 Forbes Twr., 2 pm

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Reclaiming Public Life, Building Public Spheres: Contemporary Art, Institutions & Exhibitions in Post-1989 Europe,”

Izabel Galliera;

Apr. 4, 104 FFA, 2:30 pm

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Creating Visual Emblems for Eastern Zhou Militarized Frontier Societies (771-221 BCE),”

Jiayao Han;

Apr. 4, 104 FFA, 4 pm


Bradford Campus Play

“Oh, the Humanity”;

Blaisdell Theater, UPB, Apr. 4-6, 7:30 pm, Apr. 7, 2 pm


Greensburg Campus Musical

“Eleanor: An American Love Story”;

Palace Theater, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, Apr. 4 & 5, 7:30 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“City of Asylum”;

Henry Heymann Theatre, Apr. 4-14, Tu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm



Barco Law Library

“Dream,” Sue Vincent;

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

University Art Gallery

“Capturing the Street,”

Garry Winogrand & Ned Bosnick;


through Mar. 22, Th & F 10 am-4 pm (8-2423)

Bradford Campus Student Arts Exhibition

“Affairs of the Art”;

KOA Art Gallery, UPB,

Mar. 22-Apr. 19, M-Th 8:30 am-8 pm, F 8:30 am-6 pm


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

Nicholas Rescher;

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



Bradford Campus Baily’s Beads Contest

Submission deadline Mar. 29. (

Steven Manners Faculty Development Awards

Application deadline Apr. 12. (

Bridge Funding to Support Research

Application deadline May 1. (

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of April 4-18. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on March 28 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


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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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