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October 10, 2013


Thursday 10

Flu Shot Clinic

Falk Pharmacy, 9 am-3 pm

(every Tue & Thur through Dec.)

HSLS Workshop

“Undead PubMed,”

Mary Lou Klem;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10 am

(also Oct. 22, 2 pm;

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Saleem Khan;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Greensburg Campus Graduate & Professional School Fair

Chambers, UPG, 11 am-1 pm


CIDDE Workshop

“The American Recitation”;

815 Alumni, 11 am

Medicine Lecture

“Role of Infection on Progression of Chronic Diseases in the Elderly,”

Sachin Yende;

A115 Crabtree, noon

EOH Seminar

“Modeling Human Lung Development & the Effects of Nicotine Toxicity,”

Diane Carlisle;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon


HSLS Workshop

“How to Prepare a CV,”

Emily Wickline;

Falk Library classrm. 2, noon


Emerging Legends Concert

Eve Goodman & Tracy Drach;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Health Policy Lecture

“How Health Reform Paves the Way for Improving Medication Use,”

William Shrank;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Pgh Chemistry Conf. Lecture

“Design & Synthesis of Multi-Component Colloidal Nanocrystals for Catalysis & Sensing,”

Paul Alivisatos, UC-Berkeley;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm


MMG Seminar

“Molecular Studies of Intercellular Adhesion in Staphylococcal Biofilms,”

Andrew Herr;

503 Bridgeside Pt. II, 3:15 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Challenges in Measuring & Monitoring for Effects of Shale Gas Produced Water in the Environment,”

Jeanne Van Breisen, CMU;

11 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

John Kirkwood;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Anne Waldman;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm


Friday 11

Endocrine Grand Rounds

Sally Carty, Linwah Yip, Kelly McCoy & Michael Stang;

1195 BST, 8:30 am


Senate Computer Usage Committee Mtg.

717 CL, 10 am

CIDDE Workshop

“CourseWeb & Mobile Learn”;

B23 Alumni, 10:30 am


Mercury Thermometer Exchange

S123 BST, 11 am-1 pm (4-9505)

Psychiatry Lecture

“Tapping Into the Brain: Neuroprosthetics at Pitt; Implications in Brain Dysfunction,”

Michael Boninger;

WPIC aud., noon

Human Genetics Seminar

Colleen Damcott, U of MD; A115 Crabtree, noon

Oakland Farmers Market

Schenley Plaza, 3-6 pm

(Fridays through Oct. 25;

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Crick Information,”

Paul Griffiths, U of Sydney;

817R CL, 3:30 pm (4-1052)

Saturday 12

Philosophy Memorial Conf.

“Remembering Annette Baier”;

UClub Ballrm. A, 8:30 am-5 pm

Electronics Recycling

Forbes Twr. parking lot, 10 am-noon (412/621-7863)

Johnstown Campus Concert

“Rocky Mountain High: John Denver Tribute,”

Ted Vigil & Steve Weisberg;

Pasquerilla, UPJ, 7:30 pm


Sunday 13

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am



Men’s Glee Club & Women’s Choral Ensemble;

Bellefield aud., 3 pm

Monday 14

• Fall break — no classes; University offices remain open.

Hepatology & Pathology Conf.

“Liver Research”;

Kaufmann 9th fl. conf. rm., 7:30 am


Flu Shot Clinic

WPU Ballrm., 10 am-2 pm

Social Work Film – (scheduled lecture canceled due to illness)

“Race & Color in the Caribbean,”

Henry Louis Gates, Harvard;

2017 CL, noon (4-6304)

Tuesday 15

• Due to the Oct. 14 fall break, Monday classes will meet today. Tuesday classes will not meet this week.

Bioethics/Health Law Lecture

“Genetic Testing of Embryos & Fetuses: Ethical & Legal Landscape,”

Ellen Clayton, Vanderbilt;

Magee zero level aud., 7:15 am


CIDDE Workshop

“Teaching the  Large Lecture Class: How to Succeed in a Challenging Environment”;

531 Alumni, 10 am-noon


Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

156 CL, noon-2 pm

MMR Seminar

“Molecular Coevolution: A Bioinformatic Tool for Disease Gene Prioritization,”

Nathan Clark;

Rangos aud., noon (

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Mechanisms of Telomere Loss & Preservation: Implications for Aging & Cancer,”

Patricia Opresko, EOH;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. conf. rm. D, noon


Economics Lecture

“Communication Institutions in Infinitely Repeated Games,”

Hong Wu;

4716 Posvar, 12:30 pm


Law Lecture

“Flying Through Turbulence: My Journey From Coal Country to the Water World,”

Renee Martin-Nagle, Environmental Law Inst.;

113 Barco, 12:30 pm


Graduate Study Council Mtg.

817 CL, 3-5 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Targeting the TWIST1 Pathway in Oncogene Driven Non-Small Lung Cancer,”

Timothy Burns;

1395 BST, 3:30 pm

German Lectures

“Kleist’s Queer Humor,”

Katrin Pahl, Johns Hopkins, 602 CL, 5 pm;

“Desiring, Acknowledging, Struggling With, Mastering & Serving Hegel,”

Katrin Pahl, Johns Hopkins, 5405 Posvar, 6:30 pm


Wednesday 16

Hepatology Journal Club Lecture

“PSC/PBC Management,”

Arun Mannem & Toufic Kabbani;

E724 Montefiore;

7:30 am (

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

“Manipulating the Tumor Microenvironment With Potent Immunotherapies of Cancer”;

Herberman conf. ctr. aud., 8 am


HSLS Workshop

“Undead PubMed,”

Rebecca Abromitis;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 9 am (

Mercury Thermometer Exchange

A722 Crabtree, 10 am-noon;

G119 Clapp, 1:30-3:30 pm


Pathology Seminar

“How Can Image & Data Analysis Help Pathology Research?”

Gustavo Rhode, CMU;

1104 Scaife, noon

Artful Wednesdays Performance

Frenchy & the Punk;

Nordy’s, WPU, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Genome Browsers,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Women’s Studies Book Discussion

“Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora,”

Martin Manalansan, U of IL;

2201 Posvar, 4:30 pm


Johnstown Campus Geography/Wounded Warrior Panel Discussion

“Global Perspectives: Conflict in Syria”;

Living Learning Heritage Hall A, UPJ, 7 pm


Thursday 17

HSLS Workshop

“Adding Mechanistic Insight Through Signal Transduction Research,”

Ethan Block;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am


CIDDE Workshop

“Designing Effective Assessments”;

815 Alumni, 10 am


Eberly Distinguished Lectureship in Immunology

“Molecular Control of Immunological Tolerance,”

Diane Mathis, Harvard;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“The Future: Personalized Medicine,”

Jeremy Berg;

A115 Crabtree, noon

HSLS Workshop

“NIH Public Access Policy Compliance Boot Camp,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon


Jazz Concert

Jazz Ensemble;

Nordy’s, WPU, noon

Music Lecture

“Music as Biopolitical Culture in Contemporary Mali,”

Ryan Skinner, OH St.;

302 Music, 2 pm


Chemistry Seminars

“Target Repurposing Accelerates Drug Discovery for Neglected Tropical Diseases,”

Michael Pollastri, Northeastern, 2:30 pm;

“New Concepts in Molecular & Energy Transport Within Carbon Nanotubes & Graphene: Optical Sensors, Resonant Ion Channels & Thermopower Waves,”

Michael Strano, MIT;

150 Chevron, 4 pm

50th Anniversary LRDC Lecture

“Optimal Motivation in Education,”

Judith Harackiewicz, U of WI;

UClub, 3 pm (4-7020)

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Queer Dwellings: Migrancy, Precarity & Fabulosity,”

Martin Manalansan, U of IL;

602 CL, 4 pm

Memorial Service

For Hugo Nutini, University Professor in Latin American studies & anthropology, who died April 19, 2013;

FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Oakland Town Hall Mtg.

Alumni, 7 pm


Friday 18

• Family Weekend on the Pittsburgh campus through Oct. 20.


Endocrine Grand Rounds

“Bariatric Surgery: It’s Not What You Think It Is,”

Randy Seeley, U of Cincinnati;

1195 BST, 8:30 am


Mercury Thermometer Exchange

1103 Scaife, 10 am-noon


Board of Trustees Mtg.

WPU Assembly Rm., 10:30 am

CIDDE Workshop

“Turnitin: OriginalityCheck, GradeMark, PeerMark”;

B23 Alumni, 10:30 am


Emerging Legends Concert


Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Sr. VC Lecture

“Aging, Immunity & Proteomics,”

A.S. Robinson;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

GI Grand Rounds

“Growth Factor Modulation of Cholinergic Signaling: Possible Role in Inflammatory Disease?”

Kathryn Albers; Presby conf. rm. M2, noon


Sociology Lecture

“Forgetting & Remembering the Spanish Civil War,”

Lourenzo Fernández Prieto, U of Santiago de Compostela;

2432 Posvar, 1 pm


Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

1817 C/L, 1:05 pm

Senate Anti-Discriminatory Policies Committee Mtg.

826 CL, 2 pm

Anthropology Lecture

“Simulating the Consequences of Early Farming Strategies: A Computational Modeling Approach to Understanding Long-term Socio-ecological Dynamics in Low-level Agropastoral Systems,”

Isaac Ullah, comparative archaeology;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm


French & Italian/ Nicholas C. Tucci Lecture

“A Chick Takes Flight: Reflections on Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio,”

Michael Sherberg, WA U  in St. Louis;

G24 CL, 5:30 pm




Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

Saturday 19

CMU & Education/Urban Studies/CRSP Program

“What Educators Need to Know About Youth Language & Identities”;

U Student Ctr., CMU, 8:30 am-noon


Football Vs. Old Dominion;

Heinz Field, 7 pm

Sunday 20

Jewish Studies Lecture

“Do American Jews Speak a Jewish Language?”

Sarah Benors, Hebrew Union College-LA;

1500 Posvar, 11 am


Monday 21

• ULS Open Access Week through Oct. 27


Hepatology & Pathology Lecture

“Native Liver Pathology”;

Kaufmann 9th fl. conf. rm., 7 am


Flu Shot Clinic

Parran common space, 10 am-2 pm

Mercury Thermometer Exchange

Bridgeside Pt. II main lobby, 10:30 am-12:30 pm


Provost Inaugural Lecture

“Empowering Diagnostic Anatomic Pathology at Pitt/UPMC,”

Samuel Yousem;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus St. Clair Lecture

“Emancipating Lincoln: The Prose & Poetry of the Emancipation Proclamation,”

Harold Holzer;

Ferguson Theatre, UPG, 7:30 pm

Tuesday 22

Mercury Thermometer Exchange

120 Hillman Cancer Ctr., 10:30 am-12:30 pm


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Immune Regulation Within the Tumor Microenvironment,”

Dario Vignali, U of TN;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. conf. rm. D, noon


MMR Seminar

“Innate Immune Response of Human Primary Alveolar Epithelial Cells to Influenza A Virus,”

Jieru Wang, Children’s;

Rangos aud., noon


Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Theory Reduction in Physics: A Model-Based, Dynamical Systems Approach,”

Josh Rosaler, Pembroke;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Julia Jankovic;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Senate Athletics Committee Mtg.

Petersen Minno Conf. Rm., 2:30 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Mitochondrial Redox Signaling: From Bench to Bedside,”

Sruti Shiva;

1395 BST, 3:30 pm

ULS Open Access Lecture

Peter Hirtle;

UClub Ballrm. A, 4 pm

HSLS Life & Limb Lecture

“Advances in Prosthetic Devices, Engineering & Treatment,”

Rory Cooper, SHRS;

1105 Scaife, 6 pm

Anthropology Lecture

“Fossils Reveal New Species of Late-Occurring Human in China: Did Our Species Kill It Off?”

Darren Curnoe, U of New South Wales;

FFA aud., 8 pm

Wednesday 23

Hepatology Rounds

“Pharmacology Related to the Liver & Biliary Tract,”

Raman Venkataramanan;

E724 Montefiore; 7:30 am


Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

“A Multi-Pronged Intervention to Reduce Cancer Treatment Disparities: Catching Up With ACCURE,”

Samuel Cykert, UNC;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. aud., 8 am


CTSI Research Coordination Orientation

S120 BST, 8:30 am-4:15 pm

(also Oct. 24, 8:25 am-3:20 pm;

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon


Artful Wednesdays Performance

Alia Musica;

Nordy’s, WPU, noon


Pathology Seminar

“Imaging Neuroinflammation,”

Clayton Wiley;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Gene Regulation Resources,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


GI Grand Rounds

“GI Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,”

Heitham Abdul-Baki, Chuck Gabber & Tony Razzack;

11 Scaife, 5 pm (

Thursday 24

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

David Stokes, NYU;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Quality of Life Across Transitions,”

Rachel Hess;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Technology Transfer Lecture

Anita Jesionowski & Maria Vanegas;

S100 Starzl BST, noon

Anchor District Forum

“Shaping the New Metropolis: The Role of Anchor Districts in Reshaping Cities,”

John Innocenti, UPMC, & G. Reynolds Clark, University of Pittsburgh Chief of Staff and Vice President for External Relations;

Alumni Connolly Ballrm., 2-5:30 pm


Chemistry Seminars

“Spectral Signatures of Large Amplitude Vibrations: What Information Is Encoded in the Intensities?”

Anne McCoy, OH State, 2:30 pm;

“Methods Development for Automated Oligosaccharide Synthesis,”

Nicola Pohl, IN U, 4 pm, 150 Chevron

Senate Plant Utilization & Planning Committee Mtg.

4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Iris Marion Young Memorial Lecture/Awards Ceremony

“The Revolution in Maternal Thinking & Child Survival in Northeast Brazil: The Political & Moral Economies of Mother Love,”

Nancy Scheper-Hughes, UC-Berkeley;

PAA PA rm., 3:30-6 pm


ULS Open Access Event

Michael Carroll;

UClub Ballrm. A, 4 pm

Classics Lecture

“Pet Animals in Roman Antiquity: Reconstructions From Archaeological Evidence,”

Michael MacKinnon, U of Winnipeg;

3415 Posvar, 4:30 pm


Provost Inaugural Lecture

“21st Century Precision Medicine,”

Jennifer Grandis;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4:30 pm

English/Media Internship Panel Discussion

“You Are Here: How to Get There From Here”;

WPU Ballrm., 7:30 pm




“Design & Modulation of Adenine Based Metal-Organic Frameworks & Exploration of Their New Properties,”

Tao Li;

Oct. 15, 307 Eberly, 10 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology

“Development of a Customized Electronic Reminder to Facilitate Powered Seating Function Usage & Compliance With Clinical Recommendations: Design Process & Clinical Efficacy,”

Hsinyi Liu;

Oct. 17, 6081 Forbes Twr., 10 am


“Being, Rhetorical: Aristotle, Heidegger & the Temporal Ontology of Rhetoric,”

Catherine Morrison;

Oct. 16, 1109B CL, 12:30 pm

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Diversity in Src-Family Kinase Activation Mechanisms: Implications for Selective Inhibitor Discovery,”

Jamie Moroco;

Oct. 17, 1395 BST, 1 pm

A&S/Political Science

“Carriers of the Creed? The Behavioral Consequences of Political Tolerance,”

Aaron Abbarno;

Oct. 18, 4606 Posvar, 10 am

Engineering/Industrial Engineering

“Improving Health Care Delivery: Liver Health Updating & Surgical Patient Routing,”

Sepehr Proon;

Oct. 18, 1060 Benedum, 2:30 pm


“Charge Transfer & Photovoltaics With Inorganic Semiconductor Nanoparticles,”

Yang Wang;

Oct. 22, 307 Eberly, noon

Medicine/Computational Biology

“Structural Dynamics & Allosteric Signaling in Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors,”

Anindita Dutta;

Oct. 24, 6501 Gates Hillman Ctr., CMU, 9 am

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Evaluation of Effects of CYP450 Derived Eicosanoids in Cerebral Ischemia,”

Jafar Shaik;

Oct. 24, 456 Salk, noon


French/Italian Performance

“2013: The Year of Italian Culture in the US”;

Foster Mem. Randall Theatre, Oct. 19, 2:30-4:30 pm


U 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


Falk Library

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

through 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)

Hillman Library

“Pitt Football: Through the Years”;

ground fl., through Jan. 17, open Sun 10 am through F 10 pm & Sat 9 am-10 pm


ADRC Seed Monies Grants

Submission deadline is Oct. 11.


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.


Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the Community

Nominations due Oct. 25.


Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University

Nominations due Oct. 25.


CTSA SPIRiT Research Project

Ideas deadline Oct. 28.


A&S Ampco-Pgh Prize

Submit nominations to 140 Thackeray by Oct. 31.

A&S Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards

Submit nominations to 140 Thackeray by Oct. 31.


Heinz Chapel 75th Anniversary Renewal of Vows/Reception

Register by Nov. 1 for Nov. 23 event.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Oct. 24-Nov. 7. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Oct. 17 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Send information 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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