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March 6, 2014


Thursday 6

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

The Barco Law Library exhibit “Gardens of Repose” by Larry Hankowitz runs through May 16.

The Barco Law Library exhibit “Gardens of Repose” by Larry Hankowitz runs through May 16.

Adam Kwiatkowski;

6014 BST3, 11 am

EOH Seminar

“Environmental Health Research & Public Policy: How Not to Have a Boring Career,”

Bernard Goldstein;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon


Emerging Legends Concert

Lorens Chuno;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

CIDDE TA Workshops

“Using Office Hours Effectively,”

B26 Alumni, 1 pm;

“Assessing Writing Assignments,”

G74 Hillman, 6:30 pm


UHC Lecture

“Professionalism & Physician Behavior,”

Barry Silverman, Emory;

A219B Langley, 1 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Deciphering Alternating Access Mechanisms in Ion-Coupled & ABC Transporters: A Spin Labeling EPR Perspective,”

Hassane Mchaourab, Vanderbilt;

150 Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Orbital-Scale Climate Variability & ENSO in the Early Miocene: Leaf Wax-Derived d13C & dD Records From a Varved Diatomite in New Zealand,”

William D’Andrea, Columbia;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Economics Lecture

“Implementation With Interdependent Valuations,”

Andrew Postlewaite, Penn;

4716 Posvar, 4 pm


Friday 7

• Spring term withdrawal deadline.

IEE Workshop

“First Step Program: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;

117 Mervis, 7:30-10:30 am


Bradford Campus Admissions Program

UPB, 10 am


Psychiatry Clinical Grand Rounds

“Diagnostic Evaluation Center”;

WPIC aud., noon

Sr. VC’s Seminar

“Structural, Metabolic & Functional Relationships Between the Eye & the Brain in Glaucoma,”

Kevin Chan, ophthalmology;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Economics Lecture

“The Demand for Bad Policy When Voters Underappreciate Equilibrium Effects,”

Pedro Dal Bo, Brown;

4716 Posvar, noon


CIDDE TA Workshop

“Leading Effective Classroom Discussions”;

815 Alumni, 1 pm


Public Health Monthly Health Equity Discussion

“A Comparison of Dental Caries Levels in Two Communities With Different Oral Health Prevention Strategies Stratified in Different Social Classes”;

A215 Crabtree, 1 pm


Office of Academic Career Development Workshop

“2014 Advanced Leadership Training Course”;

Herberman Conf. Ctr., 3 pm


Sunday 9

• Spring recess for students begins.

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am



Kevin Solecki;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 10

Medicine Lecture

“Renal Chloride Transport & Blood Pressure,”

Dominique Eladari, Paris Descartes U;

F946 Presby, 12:15 pm


Tuesday 11

CTSI Workshop

“Involving Community Partners & Other Stakeholders in Research: Ethical Considerations,”

Elizabeth Miller & Maria Jaime;

7039 Forbes Twr., noon

HSLS Workshop

“Prezi for Presentations,”

Julia Jankovic;

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


IEE Workshop

“Targeting Your Most Profitable Markets & Customers”;

UClub, 5:45-8:45 pm


Wednesday 12

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

“Melanoma Brain Metastases: The Final Frontier,”

Hussein Tawbi;

UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Herberman aud., 8 am


HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 9:30-11:30 am


Music Cyber Symposium

“Mary Lou Williams,”

Geri Allen, jazz studies;

11 am-1 pm


Pathology Seminar

“Benign & Malignant Wound Healing in the Biliary Tree,”

A. Jake Demetris;

1104 Scaife, noon

SAC Mtg.

WPU Ballrm., noon

Thursday 13

CTSI Workshop

“Data Security & Confidentiality,”

Heather Eng, ADRC;

102 Benedum, noon

SAC Spring Technology Assembly

“Effectively Using Technology in Your Job 3.0,”

Jinx Walton, keynote;

WPU noon-4 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Understanding Ubiquitin Signaling Using Chemical Approaches,”

Eric Streiter, U of WI-Madison;

150 Chevron, 4 pm

Friday 14

• Spring holiday, University closed.

Sunday 16

• Spring recess for students ends.

Organ Recital

Duquesne U students;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

IonSound Concert

“Please Turn Your Cell Phones ON!”;

Bellefield aud., 7 pm


Monday 17

IEE Entrepreneurial Fellows Program

“Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse of Your Business: Financial Metrics on Dashboards That Work”;

Rivers Club, 301 Grant St., Downtown, 8 am-5 pm


CTSI Workshop

“Developing & Optimizing Collaborative Interactions Among Researchers,”

Gerald Gebhart, medicine;

7039 Forbes Twr., 1 pm

Head & Neck SPORE Mtg.

“Non-Invasive Biomarkers of Oral & Pharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma,”

Scott Langevin;

520 E&EI; 4 pm


Choir of the College of William & Mary;

Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

Tuesday 18

• Pitt Day in Harrisburg

IEE Lecture

“Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse of Your Business,”

Bob Hogan;

Duquesne Club, Downtown, 7:30-10:30 am


Senate Benefits & Welfare Committee Mtg.

403 Salk, 9 am

CIDDE Workshops

“Best Practices in Online Teaching,”

B26 Alumni, 10 am;

“Developing a Teaching Portfolio for Faculty,”

815 Alumni, 2 pm;

“TA Services: Grading, Feedback & the Curve,”

815 Alumni, 6 pm


Cell Biology Seminar

“Epigenetic Regulation of Squamous Carcinoma Cell Invasive Growth & Survival,”

Cun-Yu Wang;

520 E&EI, 11 am


MMG Seminar

“Molecular Mechanisms of Nucleic Acid Sensing in Infection & Inflammation,”

T. Sam Xiao;

503 Bridgeside Pt. II, 11:30 am

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Hormone-DNA Repair Crosstalk in Cancer: Mechanisms & Implications for Therapeutic Intervention,”

Karen Knudsen, Thomas Jefferson;

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


EUCE Conversations on Europe

“Spy Games: Technology & Trust in the Transatlantic Relationship”;

4217 Posvar, noon


HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Conf. Posters,”

Julia Jankovic;

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


CTSI Workshop

“Responsible Use of Animals in Biomedical Research,” David Schabdach; 7039 Forbes Twr., 1 pm

Graduate Study Council Mtg.

817 CL, 3-5 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“PDZ Targeting: The Design of Selective CAL Inhibitors to Stabilize Apical rF508-CFTR,”

Dean Madden, Dartmouth;

1395 BST, 3:30 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 4 pm


Wednesday 19

CIDDE Workshops

“Seven Interactive Lecture Techniques for the Large Lecture Classroom,”

815 Alumni, 10 am;

“TA Services: Encouraging Student Participation,”

Hillman G74, 6:30 pm


HSLS Workshop

“Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching in PsycINFO,”

Michele Klein Fedyshin;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10:30 am


Interactive Wellness Event

“The Healthy Lifestyle Experience 7”;

WPU Ballrm., 11 am-2 pm


Artful Wednesdays Performance

Howie Alexander;

Nordy’s, WPU, noon


Senate Plenary Session

“The Research University in the Age of Digital Information”;

WPU Assembly Rm., noon-3 pm

Social Work Lecture

“Recognizing & Supporting the Global Social Service Workforce: Challenges & Opportunities,”

Robin Mama, Monmouth;

2017 CL, noon


Pathology Seminar

“All Human Microphysiological Model of Metastasis Therapy,”

Alan Wells;

1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Personal Genomics,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-4 pm


Thursday 20

Greensburg Campus Mathematics Challenge & Conf.

UPG, 9 am-2 pm


CIDDE TA Workshop

“Developing a Teaching Portfolio”;

815 Alumni, 10 am


Office of Academic Career Development Workshop

“Work/Life Effectiveness: Fostering Resilience,”

Tom Koloc & Steven Wendell;

S120 BST, 10 am-noon


Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“All That & a Bag of CHIPs: Structure/Function Studies of Cytosolic Protein Quality Control,”

Saurav Misra;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon-2pm

HSLS Postdoc Talks

“Ethical Considerations for Scientific Image Manipulation,”

Emily Wickline;

Falk Library classrm. 2, noon-2 pm


SAC Benefits Seminar

“Flexible Spending Accounts”;

WPU Assembly Rm., noon

IRB Seminar

“Protecting Your Data: What Every Researcher Should Know”;

O’Hara Ballrm., noon


Chemistry Seminars

“Hydrazone-Based Switches, Flurophores & Sensors,”

Ivan Aprahamain, Dartmouth, 2:30 pm;

David Wei, Fordham, 4 pm;

150 Chevron

Senate PUP Committee Mtg.

4127 Sennott, 3 pm

CGS Open House

CL 4th fl., 3 pm




“Insertion of Reactive Rhodium Carbenes Into Boron-Hydrogen Bonds of Stable N-Heterocyclic Carbene Boranes & Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Tulearins,”

Xiben Li;

March 7, 307 Eberly, 10:30 am

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Gene Therapy Approaches With Allotopic Expression Using a Drosophila Model With an Endogenous ATP6 Mutation,”

Wai Kan Chiu;

March 7, 1395 BST, noon

Public Health/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Concordance of Race/Ethnicity of Interventionists & Caregivers of Dementia Patients: Relationship to Study Outcomes,”

Kathleen McGinnis;

March 20, 210 Parran, 2 pm


Bradford Campus

“Norman Rockwell: The 1960s”;

through March 7, KOA Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB, Th 8 am-8 pm, F 8 am-6 pm

U Art Gallery

“Chinese Video Art & Documentary from Gao Minglu’s Archives (1985-2005)”;

through March 12, FFA Gallery, M-F 10 am-4 pm

Barco Law Library

“Gardens of Repose”

by Larry Hankowitz;

through May 16, M-Th 7:30 am-10 pm, F 7:30 am-6 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun noon-8 pm

Hillman Library

“Oakland: A Look Back Over the 20th Century”;

Hillman gr. fl., through Aug. 8, Sun 10 am-F 10 pm & Sat 9 am-10 pm


Greensburg Campus Mathematics Challenge & Conf.

Registration deadline March 14 for March 20 event.


Pilot Project Program in Hemostasis & Vascular Biology Grant

Applications due March 15.


Faculty Support Grant

Proposals due March 18.


Medical Innovation Early Stage Medical Technology Pilot Funding

Pre-proposal submission deadline is March 19.


Ethical Issues in Pain Management Conf.

Registration deadline March 28 for April 4 conf.


Clinical & Translational Research Training Opportunities

Application deadline is April 15.


Event Deadline

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