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June 12, 2014


Thursday 12

Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Seminar

“Social Dynamics in Online Cancer Support Groups,”

Robert Kraut, CMU;

Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper classrm. C, noon


School of Medicine State of the School Address

“The 2nd Revolution in Medicine & Its Impact on Our School of Medicine,”

Arthur Levine;

Scaife lecture rm. 5 & 6, 4:30 pm

Friday 13

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Conference Posters,”

Julia Dahm;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Sunday 15

Vocal/Organ Concert

“St. Francis: A Musical Tribute From the Past to the Present,”

Charlene Canty, Andrey Nemzer & Nicholas Will;

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (4-4157)

Monday 16

Bradford Campus Admissions Program

“Exploration Days”;

UPB, 10 am


Pgh. Ctr. for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar

“Human Muscle Derived Stem Cells for Bone Regeneration: A Combination of Cell & Gene Therapy,”

Xuegin Gao;

Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper classrm. C, 4 pm


Tuesday 17

Faculty & Staff Development Program

“Please Respect My Generation,”

Warren McCoy;

342 Craig, 9-11 am


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Michele Klein Fedyshin;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 9 am


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Single-Molecule Investigations of Cancer Causing Variants of Human DNA Repair Enzymes: Seeing Is Believing,”

Bennett Van Houten;

Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper classrm. D, noon


MMR Seminar

“Early, Middle, Late: How the B Cell Response Evolves,”

Mark Shlomchik, immunology;

Rangos aud., noon


Wednesday 18

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“What Is the Role of Clofarabine in the Treatment of AML?”

Amanda Gillespie-Twardy;

UPMC Cancer Pavilion 2nd fl. Herberman aud., 8 am


Faculty & Staff Development Programs

“University Archives & Records Management,”

Zach Brodt & Marianne Kasica,

342 Craig, 9-11 am;

“Managing Incivility & the Bystander Effect in the Workplace,”

Ray Jones, business,

532 Alumni, 1-4 pm


Pathology Seminar

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

Kalpana Ghoshal, Ohio St.;

1104 Scaife, noon


CTSI Workshop

“Data Sharing & Discovery: Why & How,”

Andrea Ketchum;

7039 Forbes Twr., noon


HSLS Workshop

“Cancer Informatics,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-4 pm


Thursday 19

UPCI Scientific Retreat

Pitt-Greensburg, 7 am June 19-7 pm June 20


Friday 20

Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture

“Thoughts on Clefts, Tumors & Reconstruction,”

John Caccamese, U of MD;

2nd fl. Salk, 7 am-noon


IEE Workshop

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

Mervis, 7:30-10 am


Board of Trustees Mtg.

WPU Assembly Rm., 10:30 am

Bradford Campus/McKean County Cancer Society Fund-raiser

“Relay for Life”;

UPB, noon June 20-noon, June 21

(info & registration:

Faculty & Staff Development Program

“Workplace Bullying,”

Paula Davis & Carol Mohamed;

342 Craig, 12:30-2 pm


Allegheny Observatory Lecture

“Dark Matter Problems in Astronomy,”

Matt Walker, CMU;

Riverview Park, North Side, 7:30 pm

(RSVP: 412/321-2400)

Saturday 21

• Summer 6-week-1 session ends. Final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

• Official date for awarding of degrees.

Monday 23

• Summer 6-week-2 session enrollment period ends & classes begin.

Tuesday 24

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Novel Redox-Based Anticancer Agents,”

Basil Rigas, Stony Brook U;

Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper classrm. D, noon


Wednesday 25

• Summer 6-week-1 session grades must be approved by instructors by 11:59 pm before final posting can begin.

• Summer 6-week-2 session add/drop period ends.

• Summer 4-week-2 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

CTSI Workshop

“Current Climate of Regulations Concerning Data Management (RCR),”

Melissa Ratajeski;

7039 Forbes Twr., noon


Pathology Seminars

“Comparison Between Pathogenic & Nonpathogenic SIV Infections & Focus on Mucosal Tissue Compartment Reveal a Critical Role for the Adenosine Pathway in the Control of SIV-Related Immune Activation & Inflammation,”

Tianyu (Emma) He, cellular & molecular pathology, noon;

“Biomaterial-Mediated Esophageal Repair,”

Ricardo Londono, 12:30 pm;

1104 Scaife,


Thursday 26

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 11:30 am


SAC-sponsored Tour

Soldiers & Sailors Museum, noon


Laureate Lecture CANCELLED

“Cell Signaling by Receptor Tyrosine Kinases: From Basic Principles to Cancer Therapy,”

Joseph Schlessinger, Yale;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon


Public Health/Epidemiology

“Epidemiology of Muay Thai Fight-Related Injuries,”

Stephen Strotmeyer;

June 12, 548 Crabtree, 10 am


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

Kimberly Creasap;

June 12, 2431 Posvar, 11 am

Public Health/Health Policy & Management

“The Efficiency & Effectiveness of Donor Registry Promotion & the Organ Donation Process: Impact on the Availability & the Cost of Procuring Organs for Transplant,”

Manik Razdan;

June 17, A622 Crabtree, 9 am

Public Health/ Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

“Interactions of the HIV-1 NEF Virulence Factor With Host Cell Tyrosine Kinases of the SRC & TEC Families,”

Sreya Tarafdar;

June 19, A115 Public Health aud., 9 am

Medicine/Ctr. for Neuroscience

“The Impact of Inflammation on the Regulation of Intracellular Ca2+ in Cutaneous Nociceptive Neurons,”

Nicole Newell Scheff;

June 26, 1495 BST, 10 am

IS/Library & Information Science

“Restaging the Record: The Role of Contemporary Archives in Safeguarding & Preserving Performance as Intangible Cultural Heritage,”

Tonia Sutherland;

June 26, 828 IS, 10 am

Public Health/Epidemiology

“Dementia, Brain Structure & Vascular Risk Factors in Very Old Blacks & Whites,”

Ge Liu;

June 26, 530A 130 N. Bellefield Ave., 1 pm


PICT Production

“Waiting for Godot”;

Randall Theatre, through June 21

(various times;

Bradford Little Theater Production

“Jaws: The Musical”;

June 19-21, Mukaiyama U Rm., UPB



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


Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2015 Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Prelim applications due June 16.


UCIS Sheth Int’l Achievement Awards

Nominations due July 1.


Engineering Sustainability 2015 Call for Abstracts

Submission deadline is Oct. 27.


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of June 26-July 10. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on June 19. Send information to


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