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December 5, 2013


Thursday 5


Through Jan. 24 the Barco Law Library Gallery is exhibiting work of the Digital Imagers Group, which is made up of local photographers working with digital media.   The gallery is located on the law school’s 4th floor. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-10 pm; Friday 7:30 am-6 pm; Saturday 10 am-6 pm, and Sunday noon-8 pm.

Through Jan. 24 the Barco Law Library Gallery is exhibiting work of the Digital Imagers Group, which is made up of local photographers working with digital media. The gallery is located on the law school’s 4th floor. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-10 pm; Friday 7:30 am-6 pm; Saturday 10 am-6 pm, and Sunday noon-8 pm.

“Afghanistan: A Regional Way Forward”;

UClub, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

(also Dec. 6, 8:30 am-noon; register:

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Michael Palladino;

6014 BST3, 11 am

CIDDE Workshop

“Cheating & Plagiarism”;

B23 Alumni, 11 am


Neuroscience Lecture

“Developmental Changes in the Neuronal & Glial Connectome at Nanoscale Resolution,”

George Spirou, WVU;

1495 BST, noon


EOH Seminar

“Understanding the Role of IFNy in an Infant Mouse Model of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV),”

Kerry Empey;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon


CTSI Lectures

“Navigating Myriad Ethical Issues in Drug Abuse Research,”

Ralph Tarter;

7039 Forbes Twr., 12:30 pm;

“Working Toward Solutions in IRB Protocol Design,”

Shannon Valenti;

4127 Sennott, 4:15 pm

Chancellor’s Staff Recognition Ceremony/Reception

WPU Assembly Rm. & Ballrm., 3 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Perspectives & Perils of Using U-Pb Zircon Geochronology to Constrain Stratigraphic Age: Lessons From the Permian-Triassic Karoo Basin, South Africa,”

Amy Weislogel, WVU;

11 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Friday 6

• Last day for fall term undergrad day classes.

• Deadline for continuing students to register for spring term without a penalty.

CTSI Workshops

“Working With Community Agencies to Promote a Cooperative Research Agenda,”

Catherine Greeno, 11 am;

“Strategies for Effective Teaching & Mentoring Students,”

Bill Yates, 12:15 pm;

7039 Forbes Twr.

Human Genetics Seminar

“The Loneliness of the Genetic Research Participant,”

Misha Angrist, Duke;

A115 Crabtree, noon

UCSUR Seminar

“Negotiating With the Growth Machine: Community Benefits Agreements & Value-Conscious Growth,”

Colleen Cain;

3343 Forbes Ave., noon

Physical Therapy Clinical Rounds

4060 Forbes Twr., noon

Bradford Campus Concert

Roland Martin, organ; Wick Chapel, UPB, noon

Anthropology Lecture

“The Ambivalence of Secular Ritual & the Circumstances of Life in a Nursing Home,”

Philip Kao;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm


Classics Lecture

“Essence & Modality in Aristotle,”

Marko Malink, U of Chicago;

244B CL, 3:30 pm (4-4494)

Men’s Basketball Vs. Loyola Marymount;

Petersen, 7 pm

Holiday Concert

Heinz Chapel Choir;

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

Saturday 7

• Reading day.

• CGS, Saturday, grad & evening classes continue to meet through Dec. 14; final exams for those classes should be held during the last scheduled class meeting.

World Music Festival

Bellefield aud., noon-3 pm

Memorial Tribute

For Ronald Herberman, founding director of UPCI & UPMC Cancer Ctr., who died June 2;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. pavilion, 4-6 pm

Holiday Concert

Men’s Glee Club;

1st Baptist Church of Pgh., 159 N. Belllefield, 7 pm

Holiday Concert

Women’s Choral Ensemble;

Heinz Chapel, 8:15 pm

Sunday 8

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House

Nationality Rooms & Commons Rm. CL, noon-4 pm

Bradford Campus Concert

“Winter Prelude,”

Southern Tier Symphony;

Bromeley Theater, UPB, 3 pm

Holiday Concert

Heinz Chapel Choir;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 9

• Final exams for undergrad day classes through Dec. 14.

Hepatology Research & Pathology Conf.

“Liver Research”;

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


Infectious Diseases Journal Club

Gitanjali Pai;

893 Scaife, 12:30 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Embedding Quantum Chemistry in Quantum Chemistry,”

Fred Manby, U of Bristol;

150 Chevron, 4 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Bridging Genes to the Environment in the Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity,”

Benjamin Blackman, U of VA;

169 Crawford, 4:15 pm


Tuesday 10

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Photodynamic Therapy: A Slice of Biophotonics Bridging Science, Technology & Medicine,”

Tayyaba Hasan, Harvard;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. conf. rm. D, noon


Global Health Film

“Hotel Rwanda”;

109 Parran, noon-2 pm

MMR Seminar

“Insulin Resistance & Diabetic Dyslipidemia in Type 2 Diabetes,”

Henry Dong;

Rangos aud., noon


Infectious Diseases Lecture

“ID Core: BMT II,” M. Hong Nguyen;

893 Scaife, 12:30 pm


U Council on Graduate Study Mtg.

817 CL, 3-5 pm

GSPH Lecture

Joshua Epstein, Johns Hopkins;

G23 Parran, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Modeling Parkinson Disease for Experimental Therapeutics & Biomarker Development,”

J. Timothy Greenamyre;

1395 BST, 3:30 pm

Medicine Lecture

“Of Mice & Monkeys: A Journey Into the Visual System,”

Edward Callaway;

FFA aud., 4 pm


Wednesday 11

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

“Predicting Immunotherapeutic Benefit Through Simultaneous Investigations of the Circulation & the Tumor Microenvironment Based on the Common Systems Biology,”

Ahmad Tarhini;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am


Office of Academic Career Development Lecture

“Developing Competitive Grant Applications,”

Bruce Freeman & Peter Friedman;

S120 Starzl, 8:30-10:30 am


Osher Lifelong Learning Inst. Open House

CL 4th fl., 10 am-noon


Pathology Seminar

“Genetic Analysis of Mitochondria Quality Control,”

Leo Pallanck, U of WA;

1104 Scaife, noon

SAC Mtg.

102 Benedum, noon

Medicine Lecture

“Origins of Inhibitory Specificity in an Olfactory Circuit,”

Elizabeth Hong, Harvard;

1495 BST, noon


Infectious Diseases Clinical Case Presentation

“HIV Presentation: Fellows Presentation,”

Oveimar de la Cruz;

Keystone Bldg. 5th fl. conf. rm., 12:30 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Pathway Analysis Tools 2,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Epidemiology Prevention & Control Seminar

“Novel Modes of Stress-induced Immune Dysfunction in Tumors Time,”

Ravikumar Muthuswamy;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. Cooper classrm. A, 2 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Antisymmetry & Molecular Dissociation in Coupled-Cluster Theory,”

Fred Manby, U of Bristol;

150 Chevron, 4 pm

GI Grand Rounds

“Pancreas & Biliary”;

1104 Scaife, 5 pm


IEE Winter Social

J. Verno Studio, 3030 Jane St., South Side, 6-9:30 pm


Thursday 12

CTSI Workshop

“Making the Most of a Mentoring Relationship: Mentee Responsibilities,”

Melissa McNeil;

7039 Forbes Twr., 11 am

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Jill Foust;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon


Senate Plant Utilization & Planning Committee Mtg.

WPU, Assembly Rm, 2:30 pm

Friday 13

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10:30 am-12:30 pm


Sr. VC’s Seminar

“Neural Circuits That Mediate Chronic Pain,”

Rebecca Seal;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

Psychiatry Lecture

“Inception, Conception & Postpartum Psychopathology: A Lifespan Approach to the Process of Parenting,”

Alison Hipwell;

WPIC aud., noon

Medicine Lecture

“Paying More Wisely: How Incentives Influence Physician Decisions at Point of Care,”

Eugene Rich, Mathematica’s Ctr. on Health Care Effectiveness;

Scaife lect. rm. 3, noon


Saturday 14

• Fall term ends; official date for degrees awarded in fall term.

Men’s Basketball Vs. Youngstown St.;

Petersen, noon

Sunday 15

• Residence halls close.

• Winter recess for students through Jan. 5.

Women’s Basketball Vs. Old Dominion;

Petersen, 2 pm

Monday 16

Hepatology Research & Pathology Lecture

“Native Liver Pathology”;

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


Office of Academic Career Development Lecture

“Networking Strategies for Introverts: How to Be Successful While Being Yourself,”

Steven Wendell;

S100 BST, 3-5 pm


Tuesday 17

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“UPCI Retreat Poster Winners”;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. conf. rm. D, noon


MMR Seminar

“Network Medicine Approaches to the Genetics of COPD,”

Edwin Silverman, Harvard;

Rangos aud., noon


CTSI Workshop

“Demonstrating Respect & Enhancing Trust: Mastering the Informed Consent Process,”

Michael Green;

201A Herberman Conf. Ctr., 3 pm

Wednesday 18

• Instructors must approve fall term grades by 11:59 pm before final posting can begin.

GI Grand Rounds

“Case Presentations,”

Rohit Das & Arun Mannem;

1104 Scaife, 5 pm


Pitt Community Relations/Advocates Lecture

“The Future of Our Region,”

Rich Fitzgerald & Bill Peduto;

Alumni Connolly Ballrm., 6 pm


Friday 20

GI Research Rounds

“Genetics of Pancreatitis,”

David Whitcomb;

Presby conf. rm. M2, noon (

Senate Equity, Inclusion & Anti-Discrimination Advocacy Committee Mtg.

826 CL, 2 pm

Saturday 21

Men’s Basketball Vs. Cal-Poly;

Petersen, 4 pm

Tuesday 24

• Winter recess for faculty & staff through Jan. 1.

Sunday 29

Women’s Basketball Vs. Duquesne;

Petersen, 6 pm

Tuesday 31

Men’s Basketball Vs. Albany;

Petersen, 1 pm


Thursday 2

• All University offices & buildings reopen.

Women’s Basketball Vs. FL St.;

Petersen, 7 pm

Friday 3

• Residence halls reopen.

Monday 6

Spring term enrollment period ends for all students.

• Spring term classes begin.

Men’s Basketball Vs. U of MD;

Petersen, 7 pm

Wednesday 8

Pathology Seminar

“miRNA-122: Nature’s Double-Edged Sword,”

Kalpana Ghoshal, OH St.;

1104 Scaife, noon

SAC Mtg.

UClub Ballrm. A, noon

Thursday 9

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Alan Waggoner, CMU;

6014 BST3, 11 am


Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Discovery of Small Molecule Inhibitors for Protein-Protein Interactions,”

Kareem Khoury;

Dec. 5, 456 Salk, 1 pm

A&S/Biological Sciences

“Comparative Analysis of Gene Duplication: Impact of Tandemly Duplicated Genes on Trait Evolution in Toxoplasma Gondii,”

Yaw Adomako-Ankomah;

Dec. 5, A219B Langley, 1:30 pm

A&S/History & Philosophy of Science

“Socializing Medical Practice: A Normative Model of Medical Decision-Making,”

Thomas Cunningham;

Dec. 5, 313 CL, 3 pm


“Securing the State: Political Legitimacy & the Rhetoric of Negative Aesthetics,”

Ethan Stoneman;

Dec. 6, 1128 CL, 9 am

Medicine/Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology

“The Kinetics & Thermodynamics of Simple Polyglutamine Aggregation,”

Elizabeth Landrum;

Dec. 6, 7023 BST3, 9 am

IS/Library Information Science

“Concepts of Information Literacy & Information Literacy Standards Among Undergraduate Students in Public & Private Universities in the State of Kuwait,”

Reham Al-Issa;

Dec. 6, 608A IS, 10 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“The Relationship Between Organizational Culture & Adherence to Regulatory Requirements for Online Programs,”

Holly Shiflett;

Dec. 9, 5702 Posvar, 11 am


“Cooperative Calcium & Zinc Signaling Underlies Oxidant-Induced Neuronal Injury,”

Meghan McCord;

Dec. 9, 6014 BST3, 11 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Self-Reported Early Intervention Transition of Special Education Directors in Southwestern Pennsylvania: Implications for Policy & Practice,”

Kathleen Foster;

Dec. 9, 4321 Posvar, 1 pm

IS/Library Information Science

“The Information Literacy Competencies of Evangelical Pastors: A Study of Sermon Preparation,”

Gerald Lincoln;

Dec. 9, 828 IS, 2 pm

GSPH/Environmental & Occupational Health

“Receptors Cross Talk in Arsenic Impaired of Fat Metabolism,”

Diana Garciafigueroa;

Dec. 9, 540 Bridgeside Pt. 1, 3 pm


“The Role of the E47-p21 Pathway in Long-Term Hematopoietic Stem Cells During Homeostasis & Under Repopulation Stress,”

Patricia Santos;

Dec. 10, E1095 BST, 10:30 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Standards Based Practices of Online Teacher Professional Development,”

Sugandha Verma;

Dec. 10, 4317 Posvar, 2 pm

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“PKCδ Regulates the Rhythm of Contractility During Growth Factor Induced Migration,”

Joshua A. Jamison;

Dec. 10, Eye & Ear bd. rm, 3 pm


“The Role of Programmed Death Ligand-1 (PD-L1) in Regulating the Immune Responses Against Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1),”

Sohyun Jeon;

Dec. 11, S123 BST, 1:30 pm

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology

“Small & Large Intestinal Stem Cells & Their Relation to Cancer,”

Julie Cramer;

Dec. 13, 402 Bridgeside Pt. 2, 9 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Electron Properties in Directed Self-Assembly GE/SIC/SI Quantum Dots,”

Dongyue Yang;

Dec. 13, 321 Allen, 1 pm

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“An in Vivo Structure-Function Analysis of the Pathogenesis of Triosephosphate Isomerase Deficiency,”

Bartholomew Roland;

Dec. 13, 1395 BST, noon

GSPH/Human Genetics

“Epigenetic Regulation of Alternative Splicing in Cancer,”

Sharanya Sampath Kumar;

Dec. 17, 1104 Scaife, 3:15 pm


“Rebellious Religion: Christian Hardcore and Muslim ‘Taqwacore’ Punk Rock,”

Amy McDowell;

Dec. 17, 2434 Posvar, 4:30 pm


“Regulation by IL-10 of Innate Immune Responses to MUC1 as Self Antigen in MUC1 Transgenic Mice,”

Douglas Marvel;

Dec. 19, S120 BST, 2 pm


Hillman Library

“Ramón Gómez de la Serna Papers”;

363 Hillman, through Dec. 7;

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


Bradford Campus

“Artifacts From Fishkin Maya Collection”;

KOA Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB, through Dec. 13, M-Th 8:30 am-6:30 pm, F 8:30 am-4:30 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

Barco Library

Digital Imagers Group photo exhibit;

through Jan. 24, M-Th 7:30 am-10 pm, F 7:30 am-6 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun noon-8 pm (8-1376)


Health Science Medical Research Fund Grant

Applications due Jan. 6.


University Times Books, Journals & More

Submissions due Jan. 31. Submit online at

(info: 4-4644)

Health & Human Services Translational Research Funding

Applications due Feb. 20.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of Jan. 9-23. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Jan. 2 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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