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May 2, 2013


Thursday 2

Dental Medicine Faculty Retreat

“Addressing Academic Integrity Issues: Beyond Common Sense”;

Wyndham Pgh. University Ctr., 8 am-4 pm


Russian Film Symposium

“An Office Romance: Our Time”;

106 Lawrence, 9 am;

“Rita’s Last Fairy Tale”;

Pgh. Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave., 7:30 pm


TIES/CTSI Workshop

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. C, 11 am


Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Timothy Cross;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Benefits Fair

1105 Scaife, 11:30 am-1:30 pm


Panther Advocate Medical Plan Option Info Session

1103 Scaife, 12:10-12:50 pm


Chemistry Francis Clifford Phillips Lecture

“A Quantum Mechanics Without Wavefunctions,”

Emily Carter, Princeton;

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

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Energy-Bio Conundrum: Materials to the Rescue,”

Prashant Kumta, engineering;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Pgh. Gut Club Dinner Lecture

“Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Epidemiology, Prevention via Treatment of Hepatitis & Therapy,”

Hashem El-Serag;

UClub, 6-8:30 pm

OPDC Discussion

“Redesign Louisa Street”;

Oakland Career Ctr., 7 pm

Friday 3

Greensburg Campus Children’s Literature Conf.

Smith Hall, UPG, 8 am-4:30 pm


Russian Film Symposium

“Twilight Portrait,”

106 Lawrence, 9 am;

“Elana,” 106 Lawrence, 2 pm;

“Gromozeka,” 7:30 pm;

Pgh. Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave.,


Bradford Campus Admissions Session

UPB, 10 am


Johnstown Campus Benefits Fair

Student Union, Cambria Rm., UPJ, 11 am-1 pm


Psychiatry Distinguished Scientist Lecture

“Mental Health Insurance Parity & the ACA: The Incomplete Story,”

Howard Goldman;

Detre aud., noon


GI Research Rounds

Shrinivas Bishu;

Presby conf. rm. M2, noon


Contemporary Italian Film


125 FFA, 7 pm

Saturday 4

T.F. Bowser Memorial Lecture

Howard Glazer;

Scaife aud. 5 & 6, 8:30 am-1 pm

Russian Film Symposium

“Short Stories”;

Pgh. Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave., 7:30 pm


Sunday 5

• Summer term: Residence halls open.

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Bradford Campus Southern Tier Symphony Concert

“Celebrating Gettysburg”;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 3 pm

Monday 6

• Summer term enrollment period ends & classes begin.

Hepatology Research & Pathology Lecture

“Native Liver Pathology”;

Presby 7 East 24, 7 am



“Visual Teaching,”

Richard Mayer & Joanna Garner;

O’Hara dining rm., 9:30 am-3 pm

Panther Advocate Medical Plan Option Info Session

1500 Posvar, 12:10-12:50 pm & 1:10-1:50 pm


Tuesday 7

GI Program

“Journal Jeopardy,”

Rawad Mounzer, Jennifer Seminerio & Nicholas Mahoney;

Presby conf. rm. M2, 7:30 am


Greensburg Campus Benefits Fair

101 & 118 Village, UPG, 11 am-1 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

Mien-Chie Hung;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“‘SNPping’ Away at the Etiopathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease,”

Richard Duerr, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Patient Education Lecture

“Meet the Experts: Pancreatic Cancer,”

Randall Brand, Nathan Bahary, Kenneth Lee & Yael Schenker;

Herberman conf. ctr., 6-8:30 pm

Wednesday 8

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Decitabine & Cytarabine for Older Patients With Newly Diagnosed AML & Targeting Tumor Vasculature: Pharmacologic & Immunotherapeutic Approaches,”

Annie Im & Peng Wang;

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

CTSI Workshop

“Implementing Ethical Conduct of Human Participant Research,”

Karen Schmidt;

4127 Sennott, noon

Pathology Seminar

“Redirecting Diseased Tissue Remodeling in Mechanically Active Soft Tissues by Biomaterial-Based Interventions,”

William Wagner;

1104 Scaife, noon

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Resident Lecture

“Dentoalveolar Surgery”;

G33 Salk, 4 pm (

Thursday 9

Bradford Campus Benefits Fair

Frame-Westerberg Commons, Mukaiyama U Rm., UPB, 11 am-1 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Testing Beyond Laboratory: Finding Testing Instruments Used in Research & Clinical Settings,”

Ester Saghafi;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1 pm (

Chemistry Seminar

“Synthesis of Complex Oligosaccharides & Glyco-Conjugates,”

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

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Exploring the Viral Universe & the Panviral Proteome,”

James Pipas, biology;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Friday 10

Titusville Campus Benefits Fair

Haskell Memorial Lib., UPT, 11 am-1 pm


Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Adaptive Evolution & Co-Evolution Within Protein Networks,”

Nathan Clark;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

Law Commencement Ceremony

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial aud., 3-6 pm

Saturday 11

Amy Stine Workshop on Holistic Medicine

“Spirituality: A Dimension of Whole Person Care,”

Christina Puchalski, George Washington;

Herberman conf. ctr., 8:15 am-2:45 pm

Monday 13

• Summer 12-week, 6-week-1, 4-week-1 sessions enrollment period ends and classes begin.

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Barb Folb;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 4 pm


Tuesday 14

GI Program

“Small Bowel Disease,”

Nicholas Mahoney;

Presby conf. rm. M2, 7:30 am


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“The Peroxidase Prdx1 Is a Sensor in Cancer Redox Signaling,”

Carola Neumann;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon (

Panther Advocate Medical Plan Option Info Session

548 WPU, 12:10-12:50 pm & 1:10-1:50 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 12:30 pm


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“The Role of the Vaginal Ecosystem in Reproductive Health & Susceptibility to HIV,”

Sharon Hillier, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Wednesday 15

• Summer 4-week-1 & 6-week-1 sessions add/drop period ends.

Surgery Research Day

UClub ballrm. A & B, 7:30 am-2 pm

Simmons Lecture in Surgical Science

“Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts & Changing Trends,”

Anthony Atala, Wake Forest;

UClub ballrm. A & B, 8 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Innovative Care Programs & e-Health,”

Irma Verdonck-de Leeuw;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. aud., 8 am


Dental Medicine Spring Research Symposium

Martha Somerman;

Scaife aud. 6, 9 am-noon


Pathology Seminar

“Renal FNA in the Age of Nephron Sparing Tumor Treatment,”

Gladwyn Leiman;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“SNPs & Genetic Variation,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm


Panther Advocate Medical Plan Option Info Session

342 Craig, 1:10-1:50 pm & 2:10-2:50 pm


LRDC 50th Anniversary Lecture

“Educational Neuroscience: Points of Mutual Influence Between Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience & the Science of Education,”

Bruce McCandliss;

UClub, 3 pm (4-7020)

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Resident Lecture

“Dentoalveolar Surgery Complications”;

G33 Salk, 4 pm


Thursday 16

CTSI Workshop

“Identifying Issues in the Responsible Conduct of Research,”

Karen Schmidt;

7039 Forbes Twr., noon

ADRC Lecture

“Recollection of Details in Mild Cognitive Impairment,”

Mark Wheeler;

S439 Montefiore, noon

Panther Advocate Medical Plan Option Info Session

1103 Scaife, 12:10-12:50 pm & 1:10-1:50 pm


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“And the Winner Is…Reflections on Assistive Technology,”

Michael Boninger, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm



“Three Essays on the Economics of the Nonprofit Sector,”

Daniel Jones;

May 3, 4716 Posvar, noon


“State, Politics & Religion: Effects of Political & Social Change on the Relationship Between State & Religion in Turkey, 2002-2012,”

Selman Yilmaz;

May 3, 2432 Posvar, noon


“Essays on Currency, Unions & Trade,”

Gregory Whitten;

May 6, 4716 Posvar, 10 am


“Three Essays on Finance & Banking,”

Torsten Jochem;

May 6, 4716 Posvar, 1 pm


“An Open Secret: The Hidden History of Unwanted Pregnancy & Abortion in Highland Bolivia, 1952-2010,”

Natalie Kimball;

May 7, 3703 Posvar, 2 pm


“Nonparametric MANOVA Approaches for Non-normal Multivariate Outcomes,”

Fanyin He;

May 13, A215 Crabtree, 10 am

Law/Juridical Science

“The Role of Muslim Religious Institutions in Post-revolution Arab Countries & the Transition Toward Democracy: Egypt as a Case Study,” Abdullah Alaoudh;

May 16, 120 Barco, 9 am


Barco Law Library

“The Art of Japanese Noh Drama,”

Tsukioka Kogyo;

Barco law lib., through May 17, M-Th 7 am-10 pm, F 7 am-8 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun 10 am-10 pm


Absentee Ballot

May 14 is deadline to apply for absentee ballot for May 21 primary


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of May 16-30. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on May 9 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


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