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May 16, 2013


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, psychology;

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

Friday 17

• Summer term add/drop period ends.

Bike to Campus Event

Free bike registration, safety check, raffle;

S. Bouquet side of Posvar, 8-10 am

Endocrine Grand Rounds

“Remission of Type 2 Diabetes in the Obese,”

David Rometo;

1195 BST, 8:30 am


Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

156 CL, 1:10 pm

Sunday 19

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Monday 20

• Summer 12-week session add/drop period ends.

Panther Advocate Medical Plan Option Info Session

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


Chemistry Seminar

“Strategies & Tactics Inspired by Complex Alkaloids I,”

Richmond Sarpong, UC-Berkeley;

150 Chevron, 4 pm


Tuesday 21

Primary Election Day Voting

7 am-8 pm (

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon-2 pm

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Mechanism of Function of Neurotransmitter Transporters: Learning From Theory, Computations & Experiments,”

Ivet Bahar, medicine;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


MMR Seminar

“B Cell & Autoantibody Correlates of Clinical Responsiveness in Patients With Autoimmune Disorders After B Cell Depletion With Rituximab (anti-CD20) Therapy,”

Marc Levesque, medicine;

Rangos Research Ctr. aud., noon


HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Conf. Posters,”

Julie Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 12:30-2:30 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Strategies & Tactics Inspired by Complex Alkaloids II,”

Richmond Sarpong, UC-Berkeley;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Reflections on the Field of Women’s Imaging,”

Jules Sumkin, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Wednesday 22

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Combinatorial Approaches to Melanoma Therapy,”

Hussein Tawbi, medicine;

Herberman conf. ctr. 2nd. fl. aud., 8 am


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Melissa Ratakeski;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10:30 am


Pathology Seminar

“Sequential Molecular Interactions That Regulate Leukocyte Transendothelial Migration: Studies in Vitro & in Vivo,”

William Muller, Northwestern;

S100 BST, noon


CTSI Seminar

“Working Toward Solutions in IRB Protocol Design,”

Shannon Valenti;

4127 Sennott, noon


Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture


G33 Salk, 4 pm

(also May 29;

State of the Medical School Address

“Faculty Performance: Opportunities in a Time of Threats,”

Dean & Sr. VC Arthur Levine;

Scaife lect. rm. 5 & 6, 4:30 pm


Friday 24

CTSI Workshop

“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About DSMPs & DSMBs,”

Laurel Yasko;

S120 BST, 10 am


EOH Seminar

“Epithelial Immunity in Airway Diseases,”

Yin Chen, pharmacology & toxicology;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon


Saturday 25

• Official date for degrees awarded in the School of Law and the first professional programs in the medical and dental medicine schools.

Monday 27

• University closed for Memorial Day.

Tuesday 28

MMR Seminar

“Perturbed RNA-Binding Protein Function in ALS & FTLD: Lessons From FUS Models,”

Udai Pandey, LSU;

Rangos Research Ctr. aud., noon


Wednesday 29

• Last day to submit withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“STAT3 in Acute Myeloid Leukemia & T-regulatory Cell Function Analysis in Locally/Regionally Advanced Melanoma Patients Treated With Ipilimumab,”

Kathleen Dorritie;

Herberman 2nd. fl. aud., 8 am


CTSI Seminar

“Informing Patients About Their Data From Clinical Research Studies: Clinical, Ethical & Measurement Considerations,”

Greg Seigle;

7039 Forbes Twr., 1 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Gene Regulation Resources,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Thursday 30

Pathology Fetterman Lecture

“Current Approach to the Infant With Inherited Anemia,”

Patrick Gallagher, Yale;

3rd fl. conf. rm. Rangos, 8 am


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Rebecca Abromitis;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 11 am


Chemistry Seminar

“Sulfur & Indole: Old Friends, New Methods,”

Jimmy Wu, Dartmouth;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm


HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Linda Hartman;

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



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


“Analyzing Instruction & Learning of Derivational Morphology in the Spanish Foreign Language Classroom,”

Nausica Marcos Miguel;

May 20, 2818 CL, 10 am

A&S/Biological Sciences

“Alk1 Signaling in Vascular Development,”

Derek Laux;

May 20, A219B Langley, noon

Medicine/Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology

“Modulation of Endocytic & Exocytic Traffic in Polarized Epithelial Cells,”

Christina Szalinski;

May 20, S123 BST, 2 pm


“Cost-Effectiveness of Implementing the Interventions for Diabetes Prevention & Control in the Community & Military Settings,”

Shihchen Kuo;

May 22, 222 Parkvale, 2 pm

A&S/Biological Sciences

“Unraveling Mechanisms of Transcriptional Repression: Novel Insights From Brinker,”

Priyanka Upadhyai;

May 29, A219B Langley, 10 am


“An Aristocracy of Virtue: The Protagorean Background to the Periclean Funeral Speech in Thucydides,”

Joseph Tipton;

May 29, 1518 CL, 2 pm


“The Preemption of Competition Through Instruction: Promoting the Acquisition of Case in Spanish Pronominal Object Clitics Through Classroom Instruction,”

Mickael Olsen;

May 29, 2816 CL, 2 pm


Barco Law Library

“The Art of Japanese Noh Drama,”

Tsukioka Kogyo;

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


OMET Survey Request

Request student opinion of teaching survey; deadlines vary by session.


Greensburg Summer Day Camp in Career Exploration

Registration deadline is May 31.


Basic to Clinical Collaborative Research Pilot Program

Submission deadline is June 15.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of May 30-June 13. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on May 23 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


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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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