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April 27, 2006


Thursday 27

• CGS, all graduate classes & evening classes continue to meet through April 29;

final exams held during last scheduled class meeting.

• Final exam period through April 29 for all undergraduate day classes.

Titusville Campus Health Benefits Fair

Haskell Library, UPT, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Immunology Seminar

“Vaccine Development: From Birds to Humans,”

Andrea Gambotto, surgery & medicine; aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Toastmasters Meeting

N727 Montefiore, 6-7:30 pm

Friday 28

Katz SBDC Workshop

“The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan”;

104 Mervis, 7:30-10:30 am (register: 8-1542)

Benefits/UnumProvident Long Term Care Insurance Open Enrollment Info Session

S120 BST, noon-1 pm (800/227-4165)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon-2 pm

Memorial Service

For Katherine Detre, epidemiology;

Heinz Chapel, 2:30 pm

C. C. Li Human Genetics Lecture

“Artificial Neural Networks: Applications to Problems in Genetics,”

Catherine Falk, Mt. Sinai & NY Blood Ctr.;

2nd fl. aud. WPIC, 3 pm

Saturday 29

• Spring term ends; official date for degrees awarded in spring term.

Kuntu Repertory Theatre Actor’s Workshop

Charles Dumas;

7th fl. aud. Alumni, 10:30 am-1 pm (4-4364)

Sunday 30

• Residence halls close except for graduating seniors.

Pitt Commencement

Keynote speaker Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation;

Petersen, 1 pm


Monday 1

Pitt/Filmmakers Russian Film Symposium

“My Motherland,”

Aleksander Zarkihi & Iosif Kheifits;

208B CL, 10 am (412/521-1327)

Tuesday 2

Pitt/Filmmakers Russian Film Symposium

“The Elusive Avengers,”

Edmond Keosaian; 208B CL, 10 am (412/521-1327)

Benefits/UnumProvident Long Term Care Insurance Open Enrollment Info Session

4127 Sennott, noon-1 pm (800/227-4165)

Neurobiology Seminar

“Patterning & Morphogenesis of the Vertebrate Embryo: BMPs & Beyond,”

Mary Mullins, Penn; 1495 BST, noon

Pitt/Filmmakers Russian Film Symposium

“Heir of Ghengis Khan,”

Vsevoiod Pudovkin;

FFA aud., 2 pm (412/521-1327)

Pitt/Filmmakers Russian Film Symposium

“The Gypsy Camp Rolls Into the Sky,”

Emil Lotianu; 208B CL, 2 pm (412/521-1327)

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Memorial Service

For Edward Curtiss, medicine;

aud. 6 Scaife, 3 pm (7-9071)

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Seminar

“Translocation of the EspC Autotransporter Toxin From Enteropathogenic Escherichia Coli Into the Cells Depends on the Type III Secretion System,”

Jorge Vidal; E1295 BST; 3:30-4:30 pm

Magee Osteoporosis Prevention Program

“Strengthen Your Skeleton: An Osteoporosis Exercise Program”;

patient/staff conf. rm. Magee, 7-9 pm (register: 412/641-4492)

Medicine Mini-Medical School Session

“Weight Loss: How to Be the Biggest Loser,”

David Kelley, medicine, & Goutham Rao, family medicine;

aud. 5 Scaife, 7-8:30 pm (register: 7-8762)

Wednesday 3

• Spring term grades must be approved by instructors by 5 pm before final posting begins.

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds Resident Research Day

Robert Bucholz, U of TX;

LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7 am-noon

Pitt/Filmmakers Russian Film Symposium

“Tale of How Tsar Peter Married off His Negro,”

Aleksandr Mitta; 208B CL, 10 am (412/521-1327)

Benefits/UnumProvident Long Term Care Insurance Open Enrollment Info Session

Assembly Rm. WPU, noon-1 pm (800/227-4165)

Pathology Seminar

“Genomic Microarrays for Identifying & Characterizing Cytogenetic Imbalance,”

Lisa Shaffer, Signature Genomic Laboratories;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Gala

Arnold Palmer;

UPMC Sports Performance Complex, South Side, 5:30 pm

Pitt/Filmmakers Russian Film Symposium

“Seekers of Happiness,”

Vladimir Korsh-Sablin;

Melwood screening rm., 477 Melwood Ave., 7:30 pm (412/521-1327)

Thursday 4

ADRC Seminar

“The Secretory Pathway & Alzheimer’s Disease,”

Meir Aridor, cell biology & physiology;

ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm (412/692-2700)

Benefits/UnumProvident Long Term Care Insurance Open Enrollment Info Session

4127 Sennott, noon-1 pm (800/227-4165)

Immunology Seminar

“IL-12 p40 Gene Expression: Inhibitory Pathways & IBD,”

Kavitha Rao;

aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Friday 5

CIDDE Workshop

“Beyond the Classroom: Fostering Long-term Retention & Transfer of Learning”;

10 am-3 pm (enroll at or 3-9729)

Pharmacology Seminar

“Heme Oxygenase-I as a Therapeutic Target in Renal & Vascular Disease,”

Anupam Agarwal, UAB;

1395 BST, noon-1 pm (8-9233)

Saturday 6

Bradford Campus Performance

Capitol Steps;

Bromeley Theatre Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (tickets: 814/362-5091)

Sunday 7

• Residence halls open for summer term.

Monday 8

• Summer term registration period ends & classes begin.

Senate Council Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

SIS Info Session

5th fl. commons rm. IS, 5:30-7 pm (4-3988)

Tuesday 9

Magee Osteoporosis Prevention Class

“Pharmacological Management in the Prevention & Treatment of Osteoporosis”;

patient/staff conf. rm. Magee, 7-9 pm (register: 412/641-4492)

Wednesday 10

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Garen Steele;

LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

Pathology Seminar

“The Making of a Heart From Bench to Bedside,”

Adriana Gittenberger-de Groot, Leiden U; 1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Community Outreach Partnership Ctr. Presentation

“The University of Michigan’s Approach to Community Service & Learning,”

Margaret Dewar, U of MI;

2500 Posvar, 12:30-2 pm (RSVP:

Thursday 11

UPMC Educational Session

“Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids”;

EEI, 5-8 pm (register: 7-2030)

Ph.D. Defenses


“The Elementary School of the Army: The PA National Guard, 1877-1919,”

Steven Schroeder;

April 28, 3526 Posvar, 10 am


“Ethical Coping: Deep & Shallow Approaches to Ethical Choice,”

Ron Roman;

April 28, 101 Mervis, 11 am

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Narrativas en Post Dictadura: Experiencia, Comunidad y Narración,”

Jaime Donoso; April 28, 1309 CL, noon-2 pm

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“The Use of the Preterite & the Present Perfect in the Spanish of Lima,”

I. Margarita Jara-Yupanqui;

May 4, 4407 Posvar, 1-3 pm


“Genetic Determinants of Smoking Cessation,”

Mindi Styn;

May 5, A523 Crabtree, 10 am


“F. C. S. Schiller & the Style of Pragmatic Humanism,”

Mark Porrovecchio;

May 5, 1128 CL, 3 pm


Benefits Open Enrollment

Enroll online at by May 8.


Hillman Library

“Black & White Creeper,”

through May 8; “Broad-Winged Hawk,”

May 9-22; Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

Hillman Library

“First Editions of 15 Major Works”

Richard Wright, author;

through April 30, 2nd & 3rd fls. Hillman, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

Frick Fine Arts

Studio arts, through April 30, Univ. Art Gallery, M-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will contain events of May 11-25. Information must be received by 5 pm May 4 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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