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March 20, 2014


Thursday 20

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, Cleveland Clinic;

6014 BST3, 11 am

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


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session

Tony Claudino;

1228 CL, 12:30 pm

Chemistry Seminars

“Hydrazone-Based Switches, Flurophores & Sensors,”

Ivan Aprahamain, Dartmouth, 2:30 pm;

David Wei, Fordham, 4 pm;

150 Chevron

CGS Open House

CL 4th fl., 3 pm


Senate PUP Committee Mtg.

4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Women’s Studies Lecture

“The Politics of Sex: 2012 & Beyond,”

Susan Hansen, political science;

2201 Posvar, 4 pm


Geology/Planetary Science Colloquium

“From Small Watersheds to Regions: Variation in Hydrologic Response to Urbanization,”

Krissy Hopkins;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

History Lecture

“The General & the Music Teacher: Tracing Orality in the Dirty War Archives of Chile,”

Steve Stern, U of WI-Madison;

2500 Posvar, 4:30 pm


Bradford Campus Hunger Awareness/Friendship Table Fundraiser

“Empty Bowls & Baskets”;

Mukaiyama U Rm. Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 5-7 pm

Bradford Campus Musical Performance

“Supreme Reflections”;

Bromeley Family Theater, UPB, 7:30 pm


UHC Lecture

“Talk About It,”

Jordan Burnham;

O’Hara, 9 pm

Friday 21

Middle States Commission on Higher Education Town Hall Mtg.

“Characteristics of Excellence: Standards for Accreditation,”

Renaissance Hotel, 107 6th St., Downtown, 9 am-noon


IEE Workshop

“The 2nd Step: Developing a Business Plan”;

Mervis, 7:30-10 am


EUCE Policy Conf.

“Environment & Energy: Comparison of US & EU Policies”;

PAA, 8 am-8 pm

(also March 22, 8:30 am-8 pm; register:

Senate CUC Mtg.

717 CL, 10 am

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Sonic Wounds: Narratives of Sorrow & the Migrant Circuits of Brown Feelings,”

Armando Garcia;

2201 Posvar, 10 am


Psychiatry Clinical Grand Rounds

“Comprehensive Recovery Service”;

WPIC aud., noon

Emerging Legends Concert

Jay Hitt;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Human Genetics Seminar

“Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation: 70 Syndromes & Counting Stars?”

Eva Morava-Kozicz, Tulane;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Office of Academic Career Development Workshop

“Humanities to Administration,”

Zsuzsa Horvath, dental public health;

1105ABC Scaife, noon


Johnstown Campus CIDDE Workshops

“Best Practices for Online Teaching,” noon;

“Turnitin: OriginalityCheck, GradeMark, PeerMark,” 1:30 pm;

“Digital Media Tools for Teaching,” 3 pm,

203 Blackington, UPJ


CIDDE TA Workshop

“Designing In-Class Activities,”

815 Alumni, 1 pm


Senate BPC Mtg.

156 CL, 1 pm

iSchool Colloquium

“Do It Once, Do It Right: Building a Scalable Predictive Modeling Platform for Biomedical Research,”

Jimeng Sun;

501 IS, 1:30 pm


Senate EIADAC Mtg.

826 CL, 2 pm

Katz/Sociology/Social Work Lecture

“Making the New Economy Work in Pittsburgh,”

Gar Alperovitz, U of MD;

FFA aud., 2 pm


GSPIA Johnson Inst. Exemplary Leadership Awards Ceremony

UClub Ballrm. B,

3:30-5:30 pm


Allegheny Observatory Lecture

“The Higgs Boson: A Story of Broken Marriages,”

Ayres Freitas;

159 Riverview Ave., 7:30 pm

(RSVP: 412/321-2400)

Saturday 22

Pitt/United Way Good Neighbor Day

10 am-3 pm


SHRS Open House

Forbes Twr., 10 am-1 pm

Sunday 23

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Monday 24

• Fall term enrollment appointments begin.

Social Work Health Insurance Event

“Get Covered America,”

2017 CL, noon-6 pm

CGS Lecture/Panel Discussion

“Arms & the University,”

Donald Downs, U of WI-Madison, & Ilia Murtazashvili, GSPIA;

WPU lower lounge, 4 pm


Biological Sciences Lecture

“The Art of the Soluble: Cyclodextrin’s Unanticipated Journey From Excipient to Therapeutic for the Rare Brain Disease Niemann-Pick Type C,”

Steven Walkley, Albert Einstein College of Medicine;

169 Crawford, 4 pm


American Experience Lecture

“Higher Education in 21st Century America: The Promise & the Pain,”

Mark Nordenberg;

UClub Ballrm B, 7:30 pm


Tuesday 25

Cell Biology Seminar

“Novel Insights Into the Biology & Pathophysiology of the Proprotein Convertases,”

Nabil Seidah;

520 E&EI, 11 am


MMR Seminar

“Advances in Treatment of Rett Syndrome,”

Jeffrey Neul, Baylor;

Rangos aud., noon


CIDDE Workshop

“Destination Diversity,”

Dhanfu Elston;

B26 Alumni, noon


MMG Seminar

George O’Toole, Dartmouth;

503 Bridgeside Pt. II,

3:15 pm

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar

“Genes That Govern Lipid Homeostasis to Balance Reproduction & Aging,”

Arjumand Ghazi, Children’s;

1395 BST, 3:30 pm


IEE Workshop

“Urban Power to Prosper Program: Positioning Your Business Within a Competitive Landscape”;

UClub, 5:45-8:45 pm


CIDDE TA Workshop

“Developing a Lesson Plan”;

815 Alumni, 6 pm


Wednesday 26

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Juan Giugale;

LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7 am


Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Augmenting Cancer Therapy Through Diet,”

Colin Champ, radiation oncology;

Herberman aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am


CIDDE Workshop

“Assertion Evidence Slide Design,”

815 Alumni, noon


Pathology Seminar

“Mitochondrial Dynamics in Cell Death: A Tale of Two Membranes,”

Zheng Dong, Medical College of GA;

1104 Scaife, noon

Artful Wednesdays Performance


Nordy’s, WPU, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Microarray Data Analysis,”

Uma Chandran;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-4 pm


CIDDE TA Workshop

“Cheating & Plagiarism”;

B26 Alumni, 1 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Vibrational Stark Spectroscopy Connects Electrostatics to Catalytic Rates at Enzyme Active Sites,”

Steven Boxer, Stanford;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Thursday 27

Renal Electrolyte Symposium

“Nephrotic Syndrome in Pediatric Patients: Clinical Challenges & Evidence-Based Management”;

Rangos aud., 7 am-5:15 pm


Int’l Video Conference

“The View From Ukraine: A Digital Video Conference With US Embassy in Kyiv,”

9 am


HSLS Postdoc Talk

“How to Analyze Protein Expression in Cell Culture & Tissue Specimens,”

Sandra Cascio;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon


Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Mark Yeager, UVA;

6014 BST3, 11 am

CIDDE TA Workshop

“Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement”;

G74 Hillman, 11 am


ADRC Lecture

“Matching of [C-11]PiB PET & Post-Mortem Measures of Amyloid-Beta Load: Technical Considerations,”

Julie Price, radiology & biostatistics;

ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Office of Academic Career Development Forum

“2014 Women in Medicine & Science”;

11th fl Scaife, 12:30 pm

(also March 28 at 11:30 am; register:

Chemistry Seminars

“Significance of New Approaches: How Umpolung Translated Triazoles Into Cyanocarbenes,”

Mitchell Croatt, UNC-Greensboro, 2:30 pm;

“New Molecules & Materials for Studying Carbohydrate Recognition,”

Amit Basu, Brown, 4 pm;

150 Chevron


Law Review Symposium

“Challenging Authority: A Symposium in Honor of Derrick Bell,”

roundtable discussions, Alcoa Rm. Barco, 2:30 pm;

reception & opening lecture, Charles Ogletree, Harvard,

Barco, 6-9 pm

(also March 28, UClub, 8 am-5 pm;

Geology/Planetary Science Colloquium

“Climatic & Anthropogenic Feedbacks to Atmospheric Methane Emissions,”

Amy Townsend-Small, U of Cincinnati;

11 Thaw, 3:45 pm

UHC Lecture

“Making a Difference in Climate Change Discourse: The UN &/or Popular Movements,”

Robert Orr, UN Inst. of Training & Research;

O’Hara, 4 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“The Teachings of Sus Scrofa: What I Have Learned From 25 Years of Resuscitation Research,”

James Menegazzi, emergency medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Recent Work in Masculinity Studies,”

Gabby Yearwood, anthropology, & Scott Kiesling, linguistics;

2201 Posvar, 4 pm


Friday 28

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 11:30 am


Economics Lectures

“Epistemic Foundations for the Failure of Nash Equilibrium,”

Paul Healy, Ohio State, noon;

“Occupational Choice, Human Capital & Financing Constraints,”

Rui Castro, Université de Montréal, 3:30 pm;

4716 Posvar


Psychiatry Lecture

“Fulfilling the Promise of Molecular Medicine in Fragile X & Autism: Progress & Pitfalls,”

Mark Bear, MIT;

WPIC aud., noon

Emerging Legends Concert

Pitches & Tones;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

Health Equity Grand Rounds Lecture

“The Role of Family Formation in Social Inequality,”

Rebecca Maynard, Penn;

G23 Parran, 1 pm


iSchool Colloquium

Aisling Kelliher;

501 IS, 1:30 pm


Renal-Electrolyte Grand Rounds

“Mechanisms Integrating Podocyte Junctional Integrity & Cytoskeletal Dynamics,”

Lawrence Holzman, Penn;

F946 Presby;

12:15 pm


CIDDE TA Workshop

“Gender, Authority & Teaching,”

815 Alumni, 2:30 pm


Music Lecture

“The Amazing Bud Powell: His Tests & Triumphs,”

Guthrie Ramsey, Penn;

132 Music, 4 pm

Saturday 29

Bradford Campus Women’s History Month Luncheon

“Gift From the Sea”;

Mukaiyama U Rm. Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 11:30 am

Sunday 30

Organ Recital

IUP students;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 31

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“SOS: Mitochondrial Distress Signals in Parkinson’s Disease,”

Charleen Chu, neuropathology;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, 4 pm

UHC Climate Change Lecture

“Climate Policy as Wealth Creation,”

James Boyce, UMass-Amherst;

UClub Ballrm. B,  4:30 pm

Student Gov’t. Lecture

“Arab Spring: Implications for US Relations Abroad,”

Michael Slackman, NY Times;

WPU Assembly Rm., 8 pm


Tuesday 1

CIDDE TA Workshop

“Using Office Hours Effectively”;

815 Alumni, 1 pm


CTSI Workshop

Esa Davis;

7039 Forbes Twr., 1:30 pm


Faculty Assembly Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 3 pm


Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar

Shivendra Singh;

1395 BST, 3:30 pm


Mascaro Ctr./Heinz Distinguished Lecture

“Sleeping Naked & Showering in the Dark: The Fun Path to Green Living,”

Vanessa Farquharson;

WPU Ballrm., 4:30 pm


Wednesday 2

Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds

“Novel Applications of Microbubble Ultrasound Delivery of Cancer Drugs,”

Flordeliza Villanueva;

Herberman aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am


CIDDE TA Workshop

“Teaching a Six-Week Course”;

815 Alumni, 9 am


Pathology Research Seminar

“The Top Down Hallmarker of Cancer,”

Jose Costa, Yale;

1104 Scaife, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Primer Design & Restriction Analysis,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-4 pm


Greensburg Campus FAFSA Sessions

210 Cassell, UPG, 5-8 pm


Thursday 3

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Andrew VanDemark;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Emerging Legends Concert

Squirrel Hillbillies;

Cup & Chaucer, gr. fl. Hillman, noon

EOH Seminar

“Acute Kidney Injury From Chronic Ethanol Ingestion: Oxidized Phospholipids & Angry Neutrophils,”

Thomas McIntyre, Cleveland Clinic;

540 Bridgeside Pt., noon

CIDDE TA Workshops

“Writing Tests for Math, Natural Sciences & Engineering,

B26 Alumni, 1 pm;

“Encouraging Student Participation,”

815 Alumni, 2 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Unconventional Pipetting for Bioanalysis,”

Lane Baker, IN U;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Colloquium

Steven Ruff, AZ State;

11 Thaw, 3:45 pm

ACC Conf.

“Meeting of the Minds”;

O’Hara, FFA & UClub, 5:30 pm-8 pm

(also Fri. 8 am-10:30 pm; Sat. 8 am-12:30 pm;

Contemporary Writers Lecture

Jeff Sharlet;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm (4-6508)


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


“Self-Affirmation: A Regulatory Fit Analysis,”

Kira Alexander;

March 21, Glaser Aud. LRDC, 8:30 am


“Organization & Growth Among Early Complex Societies in Central Pacific Panama,”

Charles Adam Berrey;

March 21, 3307 Posvar, 9 am

SHRS/Sports Medicine & Nutrition

“Predication of Knee Kinematics During a Stop Jump-Cut Maneuver Using Trunk Neuromuscular Characteristics & Kinematics in a Healthy Physically Active Population,”

Karen Keenan;

March 21, 4014 Forbes Twr., 11 am


“Left Ventricular Function & Cardiac Glycolytic Metabolism in Mouse Models of Hypoxia & Obesity,”

Rosa H. Rodriguez;

March 21, 1295 BST, 1 pm


“The Flowing Materiality of Crystal: A Global Commodity Chain of Fengshui Objects From Brazil, China to Taiwan,”

Shih-Hsiang Sung;

March 21, 3106 Posvar, 2 pm


“‘A Musical Analysis of the People’s Microphone: Voices and Echoes in Protest & Sound Art’ & ‘Occupation 1 for String Quartet,’”

Jeremy Woodruff;

March 25, 302 Music, 12:30 pm


“Generic Enrichment & Reader Expectation in Horace’s Odes,”

John Scanlon;

March 25, 5601 Sennott, 4 pm

Public Health/Epidemiology

“Cardiovascular Disease & Mobility Disability in Rural Older Indians: The Mobility & Independent Living in Elders Study (MILES),”

Tushar Singh;

March 26, 622 Crabtree, 8:30 am

SHRS/Occupational Therapy

“Examining the Effects of a Repetitive Task Practice Program Among Individuals With Unilateral Spatial Neglect,”

Emily Grattan;

March 26, 4065 Forbes Twr., 2 pm

Public Health/Epidemiology

“A Computational Method for the Analysis of Pain Patterns & Progression of Pancreatitis With a Large Number of Predictor Variables,”

Ye Tian;

March 26, 101 Parran, 2 pm


“Symptom Experience Following Lung Cancer Surgery,”

Kathleen Hopkins;

March 27, 451 Victoria, 10:30 am

A&S/History & Philosophy of Science

“Time & the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics,”

Thomas Pashby;

March 28, G28 CL, 9 am


“A Radical Idiom: Style & Meaning in the Guitar Music of Derek Bailey & Richard Barrett,”

Aaron Brooks;

March 28, 302 Music, 1 pm

SHRS/Sports Medicine & Nutrition

“Predictors of Knee Functional Joint Stability in Uninjured Physically Active Adults,”

Nicholas Clark;

March 28, 4014 Forbes Twr., 1 pm


“Evaluating Public Policy Using Life-Cycle Models,”

Yue Li;

April 2, 4900 Posvar, 11 am

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“The Preclinical & Clinical Pharmacology of Benzaldehyde Dimethane Sulfonate (BEN) for the Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma,”

Robert Parise;

April 2, 456 Salk, 11 am

Public Health/Biostatistics

“A Permutation-Based Correction Method for Pearson’s Chi-Square Test on Data With an Imputed Complex Outcome: A Modified EM Algorithm for Contingency Table Analysis With Missing Data,”

Megan Olson Hunt;

April 3, 109 Parran, 10 am


“Estrangement & Reconciliation: French Socialists, German Social Democrats, and the Origins of European Integration, 1948-1957,”

Brian Shaev;

April 3, 3703 Posvar, 1 pm

Public Health/Epidemiology

“Translation of the Diabetes Prevention Program to the Community: Evaluation of Implementation Issues,”

Karl Vanderwood;

April 3, A523 Crabtree, 1:30 pm


Greensburg Campus Night of Magic

“A Very Potter Musical”;

April 3-5, Ferguson Theatre, UPG,  7:30 pm

Theatre Arts Production

“In the Heights”;

March 27-April 6, Charity Randall Theatre, Tu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 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


Ethical Issues in Pain Management Conf.

Registration deadline March 28 for April 4 conf.


NIH Women’s Health Training Grant

Submit application documents by March 28.


Amy Stine Workshop on Holistic Medicine

Registration deadline April 5 for April 12 event.


Clinical & Translational Research Training Opportunities

Application deadline is April 15.


Annual Conflict of Interest Disclosure Forms

Deadline is April 15.

( or 412/383-2828)

Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2015 Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Preliminary applications due by June 16.


Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award

Nomination deadline May 2 to the University Senate office, 1234 CL.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of April 3-17. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on March 27 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Send information to


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