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November 7, 2013


Thursday 7

Mazda3 CARnival

Exhibit Opening Reception Digital Imagers Group; Barco Library, 5-8 pm

Exhibit Opening Reception for Digital Imagers Group in Barco Library, November 15, 5-8 pm

WPU, 10 am-4 pm

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Susan Hafenstein, Penn St.;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Body Weight Development in Participants of the Pittsburgh Girls Study,”

Kathleen McTigue;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Bradford Campus Concert

Neil Jacobs, guitar;

KOA lobby, UPB, noon

Chemistry Seminars

“Chemoenzymatic Synthesis & Applications of Carbohydrates,”

Xi Chen, UC-Davis, 2:30 pm;

“Advances in the Development of Multipolar & Density-Based Polarizable Force Fields,”

G. Andres Cisneros, Wayne St. U, 4 pm;

150 Chevron

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Assessment of Geohazards by Superconducting Gravimetry & Satellite Radar Remote Sensing,”

Jeong Woo Kim, U of Calgary;

11 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“Colon Cancer: Progress & Promise at the University of Pittsburgh,”

Kenneth Lee, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

English Lecture

“The History of the Novel & Empire in the Works of Edward Said & Georg Lukacs,”

Joseph Cleary, Yale;

602 CL, 4-6 pm

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Emily Raboteau;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm


Friday 8

• Last day for spring term enrollment appointments.

Endocrine Grand Rounds

“Complimentary & Alternative Therapy in Thyroid Cancer,”

Heather Brooks;

1195 BST, 8:30 am


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10 am


Biomedical Informatics Lecture

“Applying the Extended Benefits Model in a Resource-Constrained Country: Uncovering the Foundation,”

JoAnn Hillman;

407A Baum, 5607 Baum Blvd., 11 am


Women’s Basketball Vs. Bucknell;

Petersen, 11 am

Physical Therapy Clinical Rounds

“Symptomatic Patellofemoral Joint: An Important Subgroup of Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis,”

Shawn Farrokhi;

4060 Forbes Twr., noon

Psychiatry Lecture

“Pressure on the Brain or in the Brain: Central Function & Hypertension,”

J. Richard Jennings;

WPIC aud., noon

Human Genetics Seminar

“Phenome-Wide Association Studies,”

Marylyn Ritchie, PSU;

A115 Crabtree, noon

CIDDE Book Discussion

“Evidence-Based Teaching,”

James Groccia;

532 Alumni, noon


CRSP Lecture

“Race & Culture in the Family: Their Impact on Youth Outcomes of Asian-American Adolescents,”

Yoonsun Choi, U of Chicago;

2017 CL, noon

Emerging Legends Concert

The Weedrags;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

UCSUR Seminar

“The City After Abandonment: Urban Policy After Neoliberalism,”

Jason Hackworth, U of Toronto;

3343 Forbes Ave., noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Explanatory Games,”

Chrys Mantzavinos, U of Athens;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Sociology Lecture

“Women, Politics & Power: A Global Perspective,”

Melanie Hughes, U of TX-Austin;

2432 Posvar, 1 pm


English Lectures/Readings

“The Late Style of Bandung Humanism,”

Aamir Mufti, UCLA, 2 pm;

Nuruddin Farah, Bard College, 4-6 pm;

501 CL

Men’s Basketball Vs. Savannah St.;

Petersen, 7 pm

Greensburg Campus Concert

Zach Rohlwing;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7:30 pm

Saturday 9

• Spring term open enrollment begins.

English Panel Discussion

“Legacies of the Future: The Life & Work of Edward Said”;

501 CL, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Football Vs. Notre Dame;

Heinz Field, 8 pm

Sunday 10

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Polish Festival

Commons Rm. CL, noon-5 pm

IonSound Production

“Eyes on Sound”;

Bellefield aud., 7 pm

Monday 11

Electric Power Industry Conf.

“Advancing Grid Technologies: From Micro to Macro”;

UClub, 9 am-8 pm


Veterans Day Roll Call

Heinz Chapel, 10 am-noon

Classics Lecture

“Anaximander & Zoogony: Some Philosophical, Linguistic & Historical Issues in Greek Natural Philosophy,”

Andrew Gregory;

349 CL, 3:30 pm


Medicine Lecture

“Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine,”

Meirg Aridor, Jeffrey Brodsky & Alexander Sorkin;

S123 BST, 4 pm

Biology Lecture

“Mechanisms of Extreme Growth,”

Douglas Emlen, U of MT;

169 Crawford, 4:15 pm


Law Lecture

“Solidarity in Solitary Confinement,”

Jules Lobel;

113 Barco, 7-9 pm


Tuesday 12

Electric Power Industry Conf.

UClub, 9 am-3 pm;

keynote: Patricia Hoffman, assistant secretary, U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, noon


CTSI Workshops

“Detecting, Addressing & Preventing Scientific Misconduct,”

Karen Schmidt, 202A Herberman Conf. Ctr., 7 am;

“Reviewing Scientific Colleagues: Responsibilities of Peer Review,”

Clayton Wiley, S100A BST, noon

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“UPCI Retreat Poster Winners,”

Tiffany Katz, Yu Zhou, Kevin McCormick & Shikhar Uttam;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. conf. rm. D, noon


Global Health Film

“The Final Inch”;

109 Parran, noon-2 pm

MWRI Work-in-Progress Seminar

“Regulation of Receptors & Transporters by Endocytosis,”

Alexander Sorkin;

Magee 1st fl. conf. rm., noon


Philosophy of Science Lecture

“The Epistemology of Causal Selection: Insights From Systems Biology,”

Beckett Sterner;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Julia Jankovic;

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


Chemistry Seminar

“New Transformations Mediated by Coinage Metals,”

Jennifer Schomaker, U of WI-Madison;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“The Role of NRF2 on VEGFA/VEGFR Expression, Hepatic Vascularization & Cancer Growth,”

John Skoko;

1395 BST, 3:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Ester Saghafi;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 3:30 pm


GSPH/English Book Discussion

“You Are Not Forgotten,”

Bryan Bender;

O’Hara, 5:30 pm

Greensburg Campus

“From IdiomA to Pussy Riot: Women Artists in Russia From Glasnost to Today,”

Kristen Harkness, WVU;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 5:30 pm

Bioethics Lecture

“Being Struck through the Ages: From Hippocrates to Modern Stroke Care,”

Kerstin Bettermann, Penn St.;

Scaife lect. rm. 5, 6 pm


Men’s Basketball Vs. Fresno St.;

Petersen, 7 pm

Anthropology Lecture

“The First Representatives of Homo out of Africa,”

David Lordkipanidze, Georgian Nat’l Museum, Tbilisi;

FFA aud., 8 pm

Wednesday 13

Greensburg Campus Transfer Decision Day

UPG, 9 am

SAC Mtg.

342 Craig, noon

Artful Wednesdays Performance

Puro Queso; Nordy’s, WPU, noon


Pathology Seminar

“Biliary Diseases With Pancreatic Counterparts: Anatomical & Pathological Bases,”

Yasuni Nakanuma, Kanazawa U;

1104 Scaife, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Primer Design & Restriction Analysis,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Thursday 14

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Ivet Bahar;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Geriatric Pharmacoepidemiology Studies Using Health ABC Study Data,”

Joseph Hanlon;

A115 Crabtree, noon

UCSUR Seminar

“A Bridge for a Thousand Years: How Planners Should Think About Infrastructure,”

Ernest Sternberg, SUNY;

3343 Forbes Ave., noon

CIDDE Workshop

“Cheating & Plagiarism”;

815 Alumni, 2 pm


Chemistry Seminars

“The Coordination Chemistry of Metal Chalcogenide Nanocrystals,”

Hin Owen, Columbia, 2:30 pm;

“Surface-Induced Dissociation/Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry as a Structural Biology Tool,”

Vicki Wysocki, OH St., 4 pm;

150 Chevron

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“The Transport & Fate of Atmospheric Nitrate Deposition in Appalachian Forests,”

Lucy Rose;

11 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“Infectious Diseases: The Surgeon’s Battlefield,”

Brian Zuckerbraum, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Friday 15

GSPH Open House

130 DeSoto St., 10 am-2:30 pm


Emerging Legends Concert

Celtic Shores;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“The Use of Molecular Markers to Stratify Thyroid Cancer Patient Care Pathways,”

Linwah Yip;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon


CIDDE Workshop

“iPad Meetup”;

B23 Alumni, noon


European Studies Lecture

“The (Relative) Decline of the West & the Rise of the Rest,”

Mircea Geoana;

4217 Posvar, noon


Sociology Lecture

“Revolution in Bad Times,”

Asef Bayat;

2432 Posvar, 1 pm


Senate Anti-Discriminatory Policies Committee Mtg.

826 CL, 2 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Time’s Arrow & the Cosmos,”

Andreas Albrecht, UC-Davis;

817R CL, 3:30 pm


Education Lecture

“Building the Capacity of Schools to Meet Students’ Needs,”

Pedro Noguera, NYU;

121 Lawrence, 3:30 pm


Exhibit Opening Reception

Digital Imagers Group;

Barco Library, 5-8 pm

Saturday 16

Football Vs. UNC;

Heinz Field, 12:30 pm

Sunday 17

Women’s Basketball Vs. Lafayette;

Petersen, 1 pm

Nationality Rooms Christmas Decoration-Making

1228 CL, 3 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Howard;

Petersen, 5 pm

Monday 18

Academic Career Development Lecture


Ned Uber;

S100 Starzl BST, noon (8-8486)

Humanities Lecture

“Tumbas, Gusanos y Epitafios: Recuperando Escritores Cubanos Prohibidos,”

Antonio Ponte, NYU;

602 CL, 1 pm

Senate Athletics Committee Mtg.

Petersen Minno Conf. Rm., 1:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Linda Hartman;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 4-6 pm


Tuesday 19

Engineering Innovation/Entrepreneurship Lecture

“Ideas at Play: The Gaming of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Education,”

Cheryl Bodnar, Peter Vigeant & Leticia Cavagnaro;

102 Benedum, 11:30 am


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Purinergic Receptor in Stress-Induced Senescence & Mobilization of Hematopoietic Stem Progenitor Cells,”

Byeong-Chel Lee;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. conf. rm. D, noon


Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

Community Human Services, 374 Lawn St., Oakland, noon-2 pm

MWRI Work-in-Progress Seminar

“FSH Rerouting & Ovarian Function,”

T. Rajendra Kumar, U of KS;

Magee 1st fl. conf. rm., noon


HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop,”

Julia Jankovic;

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


Graduate Study Council Mtg.

817 CL, 3-5 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Estrogen Receptor Integrative Genomics & Signaling Networks in Breast Cancer & Target Tissues,”

Benita Katzenellenbogen, U of IL;

1395 BST, 3:30 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“Rehabliomics Research: Examining Approaches to Personalized Medicine in TBI,”

Amy Wagner, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“At the Water’s Edge: Understanding Environmentally Important Processes at Aqueous Surfaces,”

Geraldine Richmond, U of OR;

150 Chevron, 4 pm

Wednesday 20

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Linda Hartman;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 9 am


Pathology Seminar

“HGF-Met Signaling Axis Regulates Hepatic Glucose & Fat Metabolism,”

Reza Zarnegar, pathology;

1104 Scaife, noon


Artful Wednesdays Performance

Dieter Hennings;

Nordy’s WPU, noon (

HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to CLC Main Workbench,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


CIDDE Workshop

“Designing Effective Assessments”;

B26 Alumni, 3 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Line ’em All up: Macromolecular & Nanoparticle Assembly at Liquid Interfaces,”

Geraldine Richmond;

150 Chevron, 4 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Lehigh;

Petersen, 7:30 pm

Thursday 21

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

James Chou, Harvard;

6014 BST3, 11 am

UCSUR Seminar

“The Promise & Power of Open Data,”

Mark Headd;

O’Hara Student Center, noon

SAC Seminar

“The Retiree Benefit,”

John Kozar, human resources;

WPU Ballrm., noon


Epidemiology Seminar

“Heart Disease in Women: Lupus as a Model,”

Susan Manzi;

A115 Crabtree, noon

EOH Seminar

“Molecular Imaging of Immune Cells as It Applies to Tuberculosis & Cancer,”

Carolyn Anderson, radiology;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon


Law Lecture

“Return of Secondary Genomic Findings vs. Patient Autonomy,”

Robert Klitzman, Columbia;

Barco Courtrm. ground fl., 12:30 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Open/Path Atmospheric Monitoring by FT-IR Spectroscopy Under Pastoral & Simulated Battlefield Conditions,”

Peter Griffiths, U of ID;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Senate Plant Utilization & Planning Committee Mtg.

4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Millennial-Scale Climate Change Velocity in the Northern Neotropics: A Conservation Perspective,”

Alex Correa-Metrio;

11 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Classics Lecture

“Pinned to the Grave: Fear of the (un)Dead in Greek Sicily,”

Carrie Weaver;

G24 CL, 4:30 pm (4-4494)


Jazz Ensemble;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm


Public Health/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“A Mixed-methods Evaluation of a Falls Prevention Program at a Continuing Care Retirement Community,”

Roderick Harris;

Nov. 7, 210 Parran, 10 am


“Regioselective Functionalizations of Heterocycles: Applications in Methodology & Medicinal Chemistry,”

Kara Rosenker;

Nov. 7, 307 Eberly, 3 pm

A&S/Geology & Planetary Sciences

“The Processes & Products of the Emplacement of Basaltic Lavas Under Ice Masses: Inferring Paleo-Ice Conditions at the Time of the Tennena Cone Eruption on Mount Edziza, British Columbia, Canada,”

Jefferson Hungerford;

Nov. 8, 214 SRCC, 10 am

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Vaginal Polymeric Films Containing Combination of Antiretrovirals for Prevention of HIV-1 Sexual Transmission: Impact of Co-delivery,”

Ayman Akil;

Nov. 12, Magee conf. rm. 1st fl., 1:30 pm


“The Dynamics of Medical Interviewing in the Triadic Relationship Between Doctor, Patient & Computer,”

Abdesalam Soudi;

Nov. 13, 2816 CL, 9:30 am

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Political & Ritual Usages of Portraits of Japanese Emperors in 18th & 19th Centuries,”

Yuki Morishima;

Nov. 13, 104 FFA, 10 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“Regulation, Function & Clinical Relevance of ABCG2 in Prostate Cancer,”

Kathryn Sobek;

Nov. 13, Hillman Cancer Ctr. 2nd fl. conf. rm., 11 am


“Constituting Conservatism: The Goldwater/Paul Analog,”

Eric English;

Nov. 13, 1109B CL, 1 pm


“Efficient Estimation of Relative Risk in Case-Cohort Studies,”

Emmanuel Sampene;

Nov. 14, 109 Parran, 9 am

GSPH/Environmental & Occupational Health

“From Home to Community to City: Different Approaches to Environmental Exposure Assessment of Particulate Matter Across the Pittsburgh Region,”

Brett Tunno;

Nov. 14, 100 Bridgeside Pt. 3rd fl. conf. rm., 11 am


“Dissecting the Mechanism of NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation in Individual Cells: The Role of Reactive Oxygen Species & Organelle Damage,”

Michelle Heid;

Nov. 15, E1095 BST, 9:30 am

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

“Isotopic Investigation of Subsurface Rock & Fluid Interactions: Case Studies of CO2 Sequestration & Gas-Bearing Shale Formations,”

James Gardiner;

Nov. 15, 214 SRCC, 10 am


“Community Matters? Investigating Complexity, Differentiation & Demography in the Middle Through Final Bronze Age (2100-1000 BC) of the Southern Urals, Russian Federation,”

James Johnson;

Nov. 15, 3307 Posvar, 10 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Early Adolescents’ Interpretations of Caring Teacher Practice,”

Tina Chekan;

Nov. 15, 4321 Posvar, noon


“Anion Conducting States of Excitatory Amino Acid Transporters,”

Christopher Divito;

Nov. 18, 6014 BST3, 3 pm

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“A Multi-Case Study of Three Florida Community Colleges Offering Applied Baccalaureate Degree Programs & How the Programs Assist Students With Their Postsecondary Needs,”

Jerilyn Morton;

Nov. 19, 4317 Posvar, 1 pm


“Architectures of Freedom: Literary Collaboration in Contemporary American Poetry,”

Shelagh Patterson;

Nov. 20, 501G CL, noon-2 pm

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

“Nitrogen Sources & Dynamics in Nine Mile Run, an Urban Stream in Pittsburgh, PA, Determined Through Modeling, Triple Nitrate Isotope Analysis & Streamwater Chemistry,”

Marion Divers;

Nov. 21, 214 SRCC, 11 am

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology

“Primary & Recall Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Responses to Autologous Antigen in HIV-1-Infected Subjects,”

Kellie Smith;

Nov. 21, A115 Crabtree, 1:30 pm


Theatre Arts Student Lab Production


Henry Heymann Theatre, through Nov. 10, W-Sat 8 pm, Sat & Sun 2 pm


Theatre Arts Mainstage Production

“Venus”; CL Studio Theatre;

through Nov. 10, T-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm


Greensburg Campus Production

“A Waking,”

Megan Hughes;

Nov. 9, 28 West Second Gallery, Greensburg, 7:30 pm;

Nov. 10, Campana Chapel, UPG, 2:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Production

“Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash”;

Pasquerilla, UPJ, Nov. 14 at 7:30 pm


Bradford Campus Production

“The Seagull”;

Blaisdell Studio Theater, UPB, Nov. 21-23 at 7:30 pm, Nov. 24 at 2 pm (814/362-5113)


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

“Ramón Gómez de la Serna Papers”;

Hillman ground fl., through Dec. 7;

Sun 10 am through F 10 pm & Sat 9 am-10 pm (

Hillman Library

“Pitt Football: Through the Years,”

through Jan. 17;

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


Pitt Community Relations/Advocates Lecture

RSVP by Nov. 8 for Nov. 12 event:

“The Future of Our Region,”

Rich Fitzgerald & Bill Peduto; O’Hara Ballrm., 6 pm


Mallinckrodt Scholar Award

Applications due Nov. 14.


CTSI/RAND Dissemination & Implementation Research Award

Letters of intent due Nov. 15.


Greensburg Campus NaNo-WriMo Write-Ins

Submission deadline Nov. 30.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Nov. 21-Dec. 5. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Nov. 14 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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