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May 15, 2014


Thursday 15

Sculpture’s 40th Anniversary Party

“Light Up,”

Posvar Courtyard, noon-4 pm; guided tours at noon & 3 pm (

Senate PUP Mtg.

4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Friday 16

• Summer term add/drop period ends.

Bike to Campus Event

Free bike registration, safety check, raffle;

Schenley Plaza, 7-10 am

IEE Workshop

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

Mervis, 7:30-10 am


CIDDE Workshop

“What’s New in Blackboard Post Upgrade?”;

B26 Alumni, 10 am


Faculty & Staff Development Program

“PittSource New User Training,”

Michelle Fullem & Kaitlyn Konkle;

342 Craig, 9-11:30 am


Senate BPC Mtg.

1817 CL, 1:05 pm

Allegheny Observatory Lecture

“Exploring the Cosmos With Exploding Stars,”

Michael Wood-Vasey, physics & astronomy;

Riverview Park, North Side, 7:30 pm

(RSVP: 412/321-2400)

Saturday 17

Bradford Campus Walk MS

Registration: Blaisdell, UPB, 11 am


Sunday 18

Bradford Campus Miles for Smiles Walk

Registration: Sport & Fitness Center, UPB, 9 am


Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Dental Medicine Diploma Ceremony

Heinz Hall, Downtown, 1 pm (8-8244)

Monday 19

• Summer 12-week session add/drop period ends.

Bradford Campus Admissions Program

“Exploration Days,”

UPB, 10 am


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Ester Saghafi;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 3 pm


Pgh. Ctr. for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar

“Plasma Cell Longevity & Ig Secretion Linked Through Transcription Elongation,”

Christine Milcarek, immunology;

Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper conf. rm. C, 4 pm


Bradford Campus Book Talk

“Don’t Write the Obituary Yet,”

Susan Evans;

Mukaiyama U Room Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 7 pm


Tuesday 20

Faculty & Staff Development Programs

“Microsoft Word 2010 Fundamentals,” Vernon Franklin, 302 Bellefield, 9 am-noon;

“Strategies for Excellence in Written Professional Communication,”

Beth Bateman Newborg, 342 Craig, 9-11:30 am


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“ALK Inhibition in Neuroblastoma: Developing a Responder Hypothesis for Effective Therapeutic Stratification,”

Yael Mosse, Penn;

Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper classrm. D, noon


SAC Interactive Session

“Stress Management & Mindfulness,”

Tom Koloc, LifeSolutions;

WPU Assembly Rm., noon (4-4236)

MWRI Research Seminar

“Defining Normal & Abnormal Fetal Growth: Individualized & Customized References vs. Standards,”

Katherine Grantz, NIH;

MWRI conf. ctr., noon

MMR Seminar

“Targeting Calcium-calcineurin to Prevent Post-ERCP Pancreatitis,”

Sohail Husain, pediatrics;

Rangos aud., noon


CTSI Workshop

“Digitally Detecting Plagiarism: Approaches for Protecting Your Science,”

Charles Wessel & Karen Schmidt;

7039 Forbes Twr., 1 pm


U Council on Graduate Study Mtg.

817 CL, 3-5 pm

MMG Seminar

“Chromatin Modifiers in Pediatric Brain Tumors: From Mechanisms to Therapy,”

Vidya Gopalakrishnan, U of TX;

503 Bridgeside Pt. II, 3:15 pm

OACD Data & Dine Symposium

“Contributions of Scientific Training to Society: Unlocking Individual Potential Through Career Adaptability”;

O’Hara Student Ctr., poster session: 5-7 pm; dinner: 7-9 pm


Wednesday 21

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Breast Cancer Risk Assessment & Primary Prevention Strategies,”

Rachel Jankowitz;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper conf. ctr. B & C, 8 am


Faculty & Staff Development Programs

“Introduction to Research Administration,” Christine Crawford,

B-21 UClub, 9-11 am;

“Communicating With Impact,” Maureen Lazar,

342 Craig, 9 am-noon


Scholars in Vision Science Seminar

“Binocular Function in Strabismus,”

Jonathan Horton, UC-San Francisco;

125 Victoria, noon

Pathology Seminar

“Prostate Cancer Genome,”

Jianhua Luo, pathology; 1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Memorial Service

For Arnold Katz, professor emeritus of economics, who died Feb. 18;

Heinz Chapel, 2 pm

Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns Workshop

“Postcards From the Future: A Woman’s Guide to Financially Ever After”;

UClub, 4 pm (RSVP: 800/732-8353)

Thursday 22

Faculty & Staff Development Program

“Family & Medical Leave Act,”

Jane Volk; 342 Craig, 9-11 am


ADRC Lecture

“Amyloid-beta Deposition in Non-demented Elderly: A Role for Lifestyle?”

Ann Cohen, psychiatry;

Montefiore ADRC conf. rm., noon


Saturday 24

• Official date for degrees awarded in the School of Law and the first professional programs in the medical and dental medicine schools.

Monday 26

• University closed for Memorial Day.

Tuesday 27

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“The Development of Targeted Therapies for KRAS Mutant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,”

Timothy Burns;

Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper classrm. D, noon


MMR Seminar

“Energy Metabolism & Diabetes: Playing the Circle Game,”

Jerry Vockley, pediatrics;

Rangos aud., noon


MMG Seminar

“The Latent HIV Reservoir,”

Nicolas Sluis-Cremer, medicine;

503 Bridgeside Pt. II, 3:15 pm

Wednesday 28

• Summer 4-week-1 session deadline for students to submit withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Whole Exome Sequencing in Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis & Generating Leukemia-Specific Cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes,”

Jose Pablo Leone;

Hillman Cancer Pavilion Herberman Aud., 8 am


Faculty & Staff Development Program

“Basics of Effort Reporting,”

Beverly Zern;

342 Craig, 9-11 am


GSPIA Social Equity Leadership Conference

“The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Assessing Social Equity & Civil Rights in the Light of Growing Income Inequality”;

UClub, 9:30 am

(through May 30;

Pathology Seminar

“From Ghosts to Skeletons: Function & Dysfunction of the Membrane Scaffold,”

Jon Morrow, Yale;

S100A BST, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Gene Regulation Resources,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-4 pm


Thursday 29

Pathology Fetterman Lecture

“Current Achilles & the Tortoise: Zeno’s Paradox in the Universe of Pediatric Small Round Cell Tumors,”

Rita Alaggio, U of Padua;

Rangos 3rd fl. conf. rm., 8 am


Faculty & Staff Development Program

“Influential Leadership,”

Maureen Lazar; 342 Craig, 9 am-12:30 pm


Greensburg Campus Networking Event

Café Supreme, 200 Main St., Irwin, 6-8 pm




“The Material Poetics of Digital Voice: A Creative-Critical Inquiry,”

Erin Anderson;

May 15, 501 CL, 1 pm

Law/Juridical Sciences

“Law on Subsidies in the WTO & the EU (Comparative Analysis),”

Zvenaslava Opeida;

May 16, Barco 2nd fl. conf. rm.,  11 am


“Invention Through Textual Reuse: Toward Pedagogies of Critical-Creative Tinkering,”

Danielle Koupf;

May 16, 501 CL, 1 pm

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences/Physical Therapy

“Balance & Vestibular Rehabilitation Quality Improvement,”

Mohammad ALMohiza;

May 19, 4014 Forbes Twr., 8 am


“Working in the Belly of the Beast: The Productive Intellectual Labor of U.S. Prison Writers, 1929-2007,”

Nathaniel Heggins Bryant;

May 19, 501 CL, 11 am


“Essays on Public Economics,”

Michael LeGower;

May 20, 4900 Posvar, 10 am

Public Health/Epidemiology

“An Epidemiological Investigation to Assess Environmental Contributions to Childhood Blood Lead Levels,”

Stacey M. Benson;

May 20, 109 Parran, 11 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Global Education, Innovation & Accountability: The Case of a Small Suburban High School,”

Marzia Cozzolino;

May 21, 4321 Posvar, 1 pm


“Bounds on Packing Density,”

Wöden Kusner;

May 22, 325 Thackeray, 3 pm


“Chemistry & Applications of N-heterocyclic Carbene Boranes,”

Xiangcheng Pan;

May 27, 307 Eberly, 10 am


“Experiments on the Non-material Incentives That Affect Collective Action,”

Maria Patricia Recalde;

May 27, 4716 Posvar, 3 pm

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Targeted Therapy for Liver Fibrosis & Cancer,”

Yifei Zhang;

May 28, 458 Salk, 9 am

Public Health/Biostatistics

“Bayesian Hierarchical Joint Modeling of Repeatedly Measured Mixed Biomarkers of Disease Severity & Time-to-Event,”

Olive D. Buhule;

May 28, A215 Crabtree, 11 am


“Essays on Asset Markets & Self-Assessed Health Status,”

Tekin Köse;

May 28, 4716 Posvar, 3 pm

A&S/French & Italian Languages & Literatures

“Performing Home: Affective Intervals in 20th- & 21st-Century French Theatre & Slam Poetry,”

Andrea Jonsson;

May 29, 244B CL, 11 am

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences/Communication Science & Disorders

“Effects of Vocal Intensity & Physical Activity Levels on Phonatory & Respiratory Function,”

Aaron Ziegler;

May 29, 4060 Forbes Twr., 1 pm

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences/Physical Therapy

“Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Injuries in Deployed Female Soldiers,”

Tanja Roy;

May 29, 5047 Forbes Twr., 2 pm

Public Health/Epidemiology

“Incidence, Outcomes & Characteristics of Rearrest After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest,”

David D. Salcido;

May 29, 405.42 Iroquois, 4 pm


PICT Production

“Blithe Spirit”;

Randall Theatre, through May 17

(various times;


Barco Law Library

“Gardens of Repose” by Larry Hankowitz;

through May 16, Th 7:30 am-10 pm, F 7:30 am-6 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

HA&A Exhibit

“Encounters: Art in the City”;

U Art Gallery, FFA, through May 23, W & F 10 am-3 pm, Th 3-7 pm


AMERSA Call for Abstracts

Submission deadline May 31.


Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2015 Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Prelim applications due by June 16.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of May 29-June 12. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on May 22 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


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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.