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May 29, 2014


Thursday 29

Faculty & Staff Development Program

“Influential Leadership,”

Maureen Lazar;

342 Craig, 9 am-12:30 pm


Greensburg Campus Westmoreland County Networking Event

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


GSPIA Wherrett Lecture

“Is Our Political System Making Inequality Worse?”

E. J. Dionne, Washington Post & Brookings Institution;

U Club ballrm. B, 3:45-5 pm


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Roles of Ion Transporters in the Brain: Novel Therapeutic Targets for Stroke & Glioma?”

Dandan Sun;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Friday 30

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Jill Foust;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 8:30 am (

Psychiatry Meet the PI Lecture

“Neurocognitive Correlates & Consequences of Diabetes: A Lifespan Analysis,”

Christopher Ryan;

WPIC aud., noon


Sunday 1

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am


Tuesday 3

Faculty & Staff Development Program

“Time & Attendance Record Keeping”;

342 Craig, 9-11 am


MWRI Research Seminar

“Ask the IRB,” Richard Guido;

MWRI conf. ctr., noon

Pediatrics/Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Mitochondrial Genome Instability in Mitochondrial Disorders & Beyond,”

Brett Kaufman, Penn;

5108/9 Rangos, 3 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Persons & Diseases: Advancing ‘Patient Centered Care’ at Pitt/UPMC Through Research, Teaching & Patient Care 1974-2014,”

Loren Roth, psychiatry;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Wednesday 4

Faculty & Staff Development Programs

“Money at Work 2: Sharpening Investment Skills,”

Chris Yoest, TIAA-CREF, 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am;

“Research Contract Administration,”

Kelly Downing, B21 UClub, 9-11 am


Laureate Lecture

“Bioimaging at the Nanoscale: Single-Molecule & Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy,”

Xiaowei Zhuang, Harvard;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

Pathology Seminar

“A Culture of Quality & Safety: The Importance of Service Excellence & Lean Thinking,”

Jeffrey Myers, U of MI;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Military Band Concert

US Air Force Heritage Brass;

Heinz Chapel, 7:30 pm


Thursday 5

Psychiatry Research Day

UClub, 8:30 am-4 pm


Faculty & Staff Development Program

“Writing With Style — Official University Style, That Is!,”

Sarah Rosenson; 342 Craig, 9-11 am


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Charlie Wessel;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 4 pm


IEE Summer Social

Marty’s Market,

2301 Smallman St., Strip District,

6-9:30 pm


Friday 6

• Summer 6-week-1 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Medical Conference

“All Together Better Health VII,”

various locations Alumni,

7:30 am-5 pm Sunday, June 8


IEE Workshop

“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;

Mervis, 7:30-10:30 am


Faculty & Staff Development Program

“Traveling on University Business,”

Vincent Johns;

342 Craig, 9 am-noon


Sr. VC Research Seminar

“The Role of Epigenetics in Retina & Retinal Pigment Epithelium Development,”

Igor Nasonkin, ophthalmology;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Julia Dahm;

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


Public Health Monthly Health Equity Discussion

“A Behavioral Weight-Loss Intervention in Persons with Serious Mental Illness”;

A215 Crabtree, 1pm


Saturday 7

• Summer 4-week-1 session ends. Final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

Bradford Campus Raptor Program

Presented by the Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology;

Rice Aud. Fisher, UPB,

3:45-4:30 pm

(info & reservations:

Monday 9

• Summer 4-week-2 session enrollment period ends & classes begin.

Mitochondria, Aging & Metabolism Group Retreat

UClub, noon–5 pm;

keynote: “The Role of Senescence in Aging,”

Jan Van Deursen, Mayo Clinic


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Linda Hartman;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon


Tuesday 10

Faculty & Staff Development Program

“Getting Started as a New Leader,”

Mark Burdsall;

342 Craig, 9 am-12:30 pm


Wednesday 11

• Summer 4-week-1 session grades must be approved by instructors by 11:59 pm before final posting can begin.

• Summer 4-week-2 session add/drop period ends.

Faculty & Staff Development Program

“Cross-Cultural Awareness & Understanding,”

Charles Nieman;

342 Craig, 9 am-noon


HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Pat Weiss;

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


SAC Meeting

102 Benedum, noon

Pathology Seminar

“AKT/mTOR Signaling Pathway During Liver Cancer Development,”

Xin Chen, UC-San Francisco;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Senate Council Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Thursday 12

Faculty & Staff Development Program

“Student Privacy & FERPA,”

Pamela Connelly & Patricia Mathay;

342 Craig, 9-10:30 am


School of Medicine State of the School Address

Arthur Levine;

Scaife lecture rm. 5 & 6, 4:30 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

Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Sciences

“The Role of Estrogen Sulfotransferase in Human Adipogenesis,”

Chibueze Ihunnah;

May 30, 456 Salk, 11 am

Public Health/Epidemiology

“Changes in Brain Structure & Function; Under-recognized Complications of Type 1 Diabetes,”

Karen Nunley;

May 30, 130 N. Bellefield, 5th fl. conf. rm., 1 pm

Public Health/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

“Reducing the Public Health Impact of Infections Caused by Waterborne Pathogens,”

Julianne L. Baron;

May 30, GSPH aud. (G23), 2 pm

Medicine/Biomedical Informatics

“Developing a Clinical Linguistic Framework for Problem List Generation From Clinical Text,”

Danielle Lee Mowery;

May 30, 423 Baum, 2:30 pm

IS/Information Science & Technology

“Towards Coordinated, Network-Wide Traffic Monitoring for Early Detection of DDoS Flooding Attacks,”

Saman Taghavi Zargar;

June 3, 828 IS, 11 am


“Identification of Novel Signaling Pathways in T Cells Mediated by Protein Kinase C, Carmal, MALT1 & Bcl10,”

Kristia Stacey Hamilton;

June 4, 1103 Scaife, 10 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Determination of Dark Matter Mass at Lepton Colliders & Experimental Studies in 2D Turbulence,”


June 4, 319 Allen, 2 pm


“Sweden Ends Here? Social Movement Scenes & the Right to the City,”

Kimberly Creasap;

June 12, 2431 Posvar, 11 am


PICT Production

“Waiting for Godot”;

Randall Theatre, June 4-21

(various times; /waiting-for-godot)


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


AMERSA Call for Abstracts

Submission deadline May 31.


Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2015 Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Prelim applications due June 16.


UCIS Sheth Int’l Achievement Awards

Nominations due July 1.


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