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September 12, 2013


Thursday 12

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Andrea Berman,

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Do Women Live Too Long?”

Lewis Kuller;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Social Work Lecture

“A Glass Half Full? Discrimination Against Minority Housekeepers,”

Margery Turner;

2017 CL, noon (

EU Ctr./European Studies Seminar

“Sustainability in Sweden: Environmental Issues & the Food Debate,”

Malin Olofsson;

4217 Posvar, noon


Neurobiology/Neuroscience Seminar

“Contemplating Alzheimer’s as Cancer: The Role of Cell Cycle Regulation in Neurodegenerative Diseases,”

Karl Herrup;

S210 BST, noon (

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

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

Sergio Contreras;

11 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Women’s Studies/MRS Panel

“Responses to New Books by Marianne Novy & Jennifer Waldron”;

602 CL, 4 pm

(reception follows;

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“The New York Daily News,”

Zerlina Maxwell;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7 pm

Friday 13

ADHD Conf.

“ADHD & Executive Function: Research & Current Treatment Strategies”;

UClub, 8 am-4 pm (

Anthropology Lecture

“Households Inside-Out: Gender as a Fiduciary Device,”

Laura Brown;

2201 Posvar, 10 am (

CIDDE Workshops

“CourseWeb: Communication Tools”;

B23 Alumni, 10:30 am-noon;

“The American Recitation”;

815 Alumni, noon-1 pm (

Otolaryngology Lecture

“From Calls to Cortex: Auditory Plasticity for Acoustic Communication,”

Robert Liu;

1395 BST, noon (

Psychiatry Lecture

“Neural Markers of Emotion Regulation in Depression: Toward Understanding Individual Differences in Treatment Response,”

Jay Fournier;

WPIC aud., noon

Human Genetics Seminar

“Consanguinity & Risk for Psychoses,”

Hader Mansoour;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Emerging Legends Concert

Bill Weiner;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

“What Makes a Good Experiment? Mendel, Millikan & Others,”

Allan Franklin;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Oakland Farmers Market

Schenley Plaza, 3-6 pm

(Fridays through Oct. 25;

Saturday 14

Football Vs. New Mexico;

Heinz Field, 12:30 pm

Sunday 15

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am



Daria Burlak; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Pgh Compline Choir Concert

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm


Monday 16

Social Work Leadership Program

2017 CL, noon

Engineering Diversity Lecture

“Cross-Cultural Awareness & Understanding,”

Charles Nieman;

102 Benedum, noon (4-9842)

Economics Seminars

“Price Convergence & Fundamentals in Asset Markets With Bankruptcy Risk: An Experiment,”

Tekin Kose; noon;

“On the Side-Corrected Subset LM Test for a Hypothesis on the Coefficient of an Exogenous Variable in the Linear IV Model,”

Patrick Gugenberger;

3:30 pm; 4716 Posvar  (

Adoption Studies Film Screening/Panel

“Somewhere Between,”

Linda Goldstein Knowlton, Sarah Springer & Penny Edwards;

1500 Posvar, 7:30 pm

Tuesday 17

• Constitution Day.

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Epigenetics of Nuclear Receptor Function,”

Myles Brown;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. conf. rm. D, noon (

MMR Seminar

“How Do People Get Type 2 Diabetes & What Should We Do About It: A Translational Science Story,”

Thomas Buchanan;

Rangos aud., noon (

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon-2 pm

Biology Seminar

“Genes & the Microenvironment: The Two Faces of Breast Cancer,”

Mina Bissell;

A219B Langley, noon (

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Collaborative Explanation,”

Melinda Fagan;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (

HSLS Workshop

“How to Process Histology Images in Photoshop: The Basics,”

Tejas Tirodkar;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm (

MMG Seminar

“The Battle for Metal Between Bacterial Pathogens & Their Hosts,”

Eric Skaar;

503 Bridge-side Pt. II, 3:15 pm

Bioethics Lecture

“A Journey With Anatomist Antonio Valsalva, From 18th-Century Bologna to 21st-Century Rockport, Maine, With Some Surprising Side Trips,”

Richard Kahn;

Scaife lect. rm. 5, 6 pm (

Wednesday 18

HSLS Workshop

“Prezi for Presentations,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon (

ULS Media Day

UClub Ballrm. A, 10 am-12:30 pm (

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Michele Klein-Fedyshin;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 11:30 am (

Artful Wednesdays


WPU Nordy’s, noon (

History of Art & Architecture Lecture

“Archaeological Evidence for the Origins of Christianity in Florence,”

Franklin Toker;

FFA aud., noon (8-2400)

HSLS Workshop

“Locating Gene/Protein Information 1: Literature,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm (

Chancellor Search Forum

WPU Assembly Rm., 3-4:30 pm Greensburg Campus Performance

Brad Yoder;

Village Coffeehouse, UPG, 9 pm

Thursday 19

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“RNA’s Role in Assembly of Small Icosahedral Viruses,”

Alexander McPherson;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Neurology Lecture

“Risk Factors for Dementia in Normal Elderly Individuals: A Compensation & Vulnerability Pattern,”

Oscar Lopez;

A115 Crabtree, noon

HSLS Workshop

“NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Boot Camp,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon


Immunology Seminar

“Genetically Modified T Cells for HIV,”

Carl June;

Starzl BST 10th fl., noon


iSchool Colloquium

“Roadmaps, Roles & Reengineering: Developing Data Informatics Capability in LIS,”

Liz Lyon;

IS 3rd fl., 1:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 2-4 pm


LRDC 50th Anniversary Lecture

“Federalism & School Reform in a Changing Environment,”

Marshall Smith, former undersecretary of education;

UClub, 3 pm (4-7020)

Anthropology Lecture

“Are We Developed Yet? Gender & Development 20 Years After Beijing,”

Kathleen DeWalt;

2700 Posvar, 3 pm


Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Clair Welty;

11 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Advanced Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery,”

Yue Wu;

150 Chevron, 4 pm


Postdoctoral Assn. Fall Family Picnic

Vietnam Veteran’s Pavilion, Schenley Park, 5-8 pm (8-8486)

Greensburg Campus Admissions Presentation

UPG, 5-7 pm (724/836-9880)

Film Studies Lecture

“Beautiful — Hard — & Dangerous! Béla Balázs, Sport Cinematography & the Bergfilm Camera Operator,”

Katie Bird;

1228 CL, 5:30 pm


Book Signing

“Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh’s North Side,”

Dan Rooney & Carol Peterson;

U Store on 5th, 6 pm

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Charles Bock;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm


Friday 20

Chancellor Search Forum

UClub Ballrm. B., 9-10:30  am

Immunology Lecture

“Immunotherapy for Cancer & Beyond to Autoimmunity,”

Carl June;

520 E&E, 9 am (

CIDDE Workshops

“CourseWeb: Assessment Tools”;

10:30 am-noon; “

Turning Technologies Audience Response Systems”;

B23 Alumni, 1:30-3:30 pm


Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Mechanisms & Functions of Neuronal Plasticity During Normal & Pathological Auditory Processings,”

Thanos Tzounopoulos;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

Psychiatry Lecture

“Brain Structure, Cognitive Function & HIV Disease,”

James Becker;

WPIC aud., noon (

Economics Seminar

“Leadership & the Voluntary Provision of Public Goods: Field Evidence From Bolivia,”

Maria Recalde;

4716 Posvar, noon (

Bioethics & Health Law Colloquium

“When the Patient Is Racist,”

Lisa Parker;

G46 Barco, noon (

IS Lecture

“#Bigbirds Never Die: Understanding Social Dynamics of Emergent Hashtags,”

Yu-Ru Lin;

5317 Sennott, 12:30 pm (

Dental Medicine Lecture

“Comprehensive Patient Health Care: Back to the Future,”

W. H. Milligan;

2148 Salk, 12:30-3:30 pm

Philosophy Mini-Conf.

“Remembering Joseph Camp”;

UClub Ballrm. A, 1-7 pm (

Anthropology Lecture

“Farming Friendly Property Rights in the Early Holocene? Neolithic Food Storage, Surplus & Social Differentiation,”

Ian Kuijt;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm


Saturday 21

Greensburg Campus Westmoreland Symphony Chamber Music Concert

Curtis Piano Trio;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7:30 pm

Sunday 22

Latin American Fair

WPU, noon-5:30 pm

Bradford Campus Concert

Southern Tier Symphony;

Bromeley Theater, UPB, 3 pm



Kyle Lively, Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 23

Alumni Assn. Blood Drive

WPU lower lounge, 9 am-2 pm


Johnstown Campus Chancellor Search Forum

Student Union Cambria Rm., UPJ, 10-11:30  am

Chemistry Seminar

“Thermodynamic Strategies for Designing New Catalytic Processes: Coupling Methane to Ethylene & Biofuel Processing,”

Tobin Marks, Northwestern;

150 Chevron, 4 pm

Himalaya Health Care Film/Discussion

“Hearts in the Himalayas,”

David Johnson & Anil Parajuli;

S120 E&EI 5 pm

Tuesday 24

United Way Day of Caring

Various locations, 9 am-4 pm, buses board at 8 am on Bigelow side of Soldiers & Sailors


CTSI Workshop

“Text Information Extraction System”;

S123 BST, 11 am


MMR Seminar

“FLT3: Biology & Targeting for Treatment of Leukemia,”

Donald Small; Rangos aud., noon


Philosophy of Science Talk

“The Philosophy of Space & Time & the Metaphysics of Presence,”

Ori Belkind;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Conf. Posters,”

Julia Jankovic;

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


Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

“Shakespeare. Same-sex. Marriage,”

Julie Crawford, Columbia;

602 CL, 12:30 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Plastic Solar Cells With Interface Engineering,”

Tobin Marks, Northwestern;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“Merkel Cell Polyomavirus: Discovery & Implications,”

Yuan Chang, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Falk Library Exhibit Presentation

“Life & Limb: Toll of the American Civil War,”

Jeffrey Resnick;

1105 Scaife, 6 pm

Wednesday 25

Hematology & Oncology Grand Rounds

“Update of Targeted Therapies & Molecular Classification of Breast Cancer,”

Adam Brufsky;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. conf. rm. B&C, 8 am (

Titusville Campus Chancellor Search Forum

Henne Aud., UPT, 9-10:30  am

Artful Wednesdays

Jeremy Frantz;

WPU Nordy’s, noon (

HSLS Workshop

“Locating Gene/Protein Information 2: Databases,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Greensburg Campus Chancellor Search Forum

Campana Chapel, UPG, 3-4:30  pm

Wine Tasting

“Wine World’s ‘Noble Grapes’”;

UClub Grand Ballrm., 6:30 pm

(RSVP: 8-8213)

Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

With cellist David Russell;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Greensburg Campus Performance

Jared Mahone;

Village Coffeehouse, UPG, 9 pm

Thursday 26

Pitt-Shanghai People’s Hospital Conf.

“Focus on Metabolism, Vascular & Endocrine Disorders”;

Scaife lect. rm. 1, 9 am-6 pm


Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Frank Heinrich;

6014 BST3, 11 am

OTMA Transportation Fair

UClub Ballrm. A, 11 am-2 pm


Sr. VC’s Laureate Lecture

“Coats, Tethers, Rabs & Snares Work Together to Mediate the Specificity of Vesicle Traffic,”

Susan Ferro-Novick;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

Public Health Seminar

“Exposure to Traffic, Air Pollution & Community Noise in Relation to Autoimmune Diseases,”

Anneclaire De Roos, Drexel;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Emerging Legends Concert

Joy Ike;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Chemistry Seminar

“Rational Design of Molecular Materials: Molecular Springs, Solar Cells & More,”

Geoffrey Hutchinson;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Senate PUP Mtg.

4127 Sennott, 3 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 4 pm



“Odd Pairings,”


Heinz Chapel, 7:30 pm



“Single Molecule Piezoelectrics: From Theory to Experiment,”

Xinfeng Quan;

Sept. 13, 655 Chevron, 10 am


“Corporate Social Responsibility: Three Experimental Studies,”

Patrick Martin;

Sept. 13, B75 Mervis, 11:30 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“An Expanding Role for Nuclear Factor-KB in Muscle Stem Cells: Implications for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,”

Jonathan Proto;

Sept. 16, 1103 Scaife, 10 am

Education/Instruction & Learning

“Understanding Pre-Service Teachers’ Knowledge & Enactment of Text-Based Documents,”

Tracy Humes-Busse;

Sept. 17, 5140 Posvar, noon

A&S/French & Italian Languages & Literatures

“Religious Differences: Subjectivity & Alterity in the ‘Chanson de Roland,’”

Normand Raymond;

Sept. 20, 1325 CL, 11 am

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Entre el Caribe colombiano y el Río de la Plata: modernidad y literatura fantástica,”

Gina Villamizar;

Sept. 23, 1325 CL, 10 am

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Insurgent Poetics: Literature & Alternative Textualities in Contemporary Abya Yala,”

Hannah Burdette;

Sept. 25, 1528 CL, 10 am

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“Influence on Earcanal Occlusion & Air-Conduction Feedback on Speech Production in Noise,”

David Byrne;

Sept. 25, 6012 Forbes Twr., 12:30 pm


Pgh Irish & Classical Theatre

“A Skull in Connemara”;

Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster, through Sept. 28; for production times, go to



Univ. Art Gallery

“Rediscover: The Collection Revealed”;

through Oct. 19, FFA, M-Th 9 am-9 pm, F 9 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun noon-5 pm

Bradford Campus KOA Gallery

“Harri Emery Airport”;

through Oct. 6;

UPB, M-Th 8:30 am-8 pm, F 8:30 am-6 pm

Falk Library

“Life & Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War”;

Sept. 16-Oct. 26, M-Th 7 am-mid., F 7 am-10 pm, Sat 9:30 am-10 pm, Sun 9:30 am-mid.

Barco Law Library

“Collected Posters on Civil Rights & Social Injustice,”

Daniel Paul Melaney;

through Nov. 8; M-Th 7:30 am-10 pm, F 7 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun noon-8 pm (8-1376)


ADRC Seed Monies Grants

Letter of intent deadline is Sept. 13. Submission deadline is Oct. 11.


Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Nomination deadline is Sept. 13.


Sloan Foundation Fellowship

Submission deadline is Sept. 16.


ADRC Research Projects

Submission deadline is Sept. 20.


NIH Director’s Early Independence Award

Nominations due Oct. 1.


Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Nominations due Oct. 11.


Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award

Nominations due Oct. 11.


NIH Pioneer Award

Submission deadline is Oct. 18.


NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Submission deadline is Oct. 25.


Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award

Nominations due Oct. 25.


Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Nominations due to 801 CL by Oct. 25.


All Together Better Health VII Call for Abstracts

Submission deadline is Oct. 25.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Sept. 26-Oct. 10. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Sept. 19 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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