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July 10, 2014


Friday 11

IEE/SBDC Workshop

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

117 Mervis, 7:30-10:30 am


Bradford Campus Scholarship Fundraiser

Kessel Klassic Golf Outing;

Pennhills Club; Bradford, 9 am


Sr. VC Research Seminar

“New Molecular Targets for the Treatment of Elastic Fiber-Related Disorders,”

Zsolt Urban;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

Titusville Campus Concert

HOTAfest 2014, John & Sheila Ludgate & Osgood, MacWilliams & Ball;

Henne aud., UPT, 7:30 pm

(also July 12, George Wilson;

Sunday 13

Pancreatic Cancer Fundraiser

PurpleStride Pittsburgh 2014;

Riverfront Park, North Shore, 8 am


Tuesday 15

Blood Drive

WPU Kurtzman Rm, 9 am-2 pm (4-7708)

CTSI/CERC Workshops

“Learn to Use the PaTH Clinical Data Research Network,”

Rachel Hess, G23 Parran, 11 am


“Research Form & Questionnaire Design,”

Heather Eng, 7039 Forbes Twr., noon


MMR Seminar

“Decoding Acute Chest Syndrome: The Key Is in the Blood,”

Solomon Ofori-Acquah;

Rangos aud., noon


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Barb Folb;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1 pm


Bradford Campus Lecture

“Food Choices: How They Affect You”;

200 Seneca, UPB, 6-8 pm


Wednesday 16

HSLS Workshop

“Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching in PsycINFO,”

Michele Klein Fedyshin;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 9 am


Psychiatry Lecture

“BDNF Is a Negative Modulator in Morphine Action,”

Ja Wook Koo, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine;

1695 BST, noon


Thursday 17

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am–noon


Friday 18

• Summer 6-week-2 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

HSLS Workshop

“Prezi for Presentations,”

Julia Dahm;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Allegheny Observatory Lecture

“Mapping the Stars, Past & Future,”

Arthur Kosowsky, physics & astronomy;

Riverview Park, North Side, 7:30 pm

(RSVP: 412/321-2400)

Sunday 20

Pitt Day at Kennywood

Purchase tickets online:

Monday 21

Bradford Campus Admissions Program

“Exploration Days”; UPB, 10 am


CTSI Workshop

“Text Information Extraction System”;

S123 BST, noon (

Tuesday 22

MMR Seminar

“Cell-Molecule Circuitry of Wnt Signaling: Implications in Regeneration & Tumorigenesis,”

Paul Monga; Rangos aud., noon


Wednesday 23

• Summer 4-week-3 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Michele Klein Fedyshin;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to CLC Main Workbench,”

Carrie Iwema;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-4 pm


PancreasFest Conf.

Through July 25;

U Club, 6 pm July 23-5 pm July 25




“Post-High School Education Trajectories, Adult Role Transitions & Maturing Out of Heavy Alcohol Use,”

Christine Walther;

July 10, 4127 Sennott, 11 am

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

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

Kristina Hopkins;

July 10, 214 SRCC, 1 pm

Medicine/Ctr. for Neuroscience

“Calcineurin-mediated Signaling in Ischemic Preconditioning & Neuronal Cell Death,”

Niyathi Hedge Shah;

July 11, 1495 BST, 1 pm

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“Rule-Versus Instance-based Learning in Speech-like Behavior: An Evaluation of Transfer & Motor Class Effects,”

Kimberly Meigh;

July 14, 4016 Forbes Twr., noon


“Sigmatropic Rearrangements of Divinylcyclopropanes & Cyclizations Involving b-elimination of Sulfonyl Radicals,”

Everett Ben Hay;

July 15, 307 Eberly, 10 am

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Epigenetic Effects of Ethanol,”

Andrey Finegresh;

July 15, 1395 BST, 11 am

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

“Resolving Active Through-Going Fault Geometry & Fault Strength Parameters Through Stress-Modeling: An Example From the North Anatolian Fault (NAF),”

Bobak Karimi;

July 15, 214 SRCC, 1 pm


“Valued Exports: Social Standards in EU & US Trade Agreements,”

Evgeny Postnikov;

July 16, 3430 Posvar, 10 am

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

“Application of Triple Nitrate Isotope Analysis to Nitrogen Saturated Appalachian Forests,”

Lucy Rose;

July 16, 214 SRCC, noon

A&S/Intelligent Systems Program

“Explanation of Differences Across a Pair of Groups,”

Yuriy Sverchkov;

July 16, 6329 Sennott, 1 pm

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“The Role of Steroid Sulfatase in Energy Homeostasis & Inflammation,”

Mengxi Jiang;

July 16, 456 Salk, 1 pm

Public Health/Epidemiology

“Psychosocial Factors & Type 1 Diabetes,”

Catherine Fickley;

July 16, 2nd fl. conf. rm., DLR Bldg. 3512 5th Ave., 1 pm

Medicine/Biomedical Informatics

“Novel Extensions of Label Propagation for Biomarker Discovery in Genomic Data,”

Matthew Eric Stokes;

July 17, 407A Baum, 10:30 am

Public Health/Epidemiology

“Computational Modeling to Address the Burden of Influenza & Strategies of Control Measures in Thailand,”

Yongjua Laosiritaworn;

July 17, 109 Parran, noon

A&S/Biological Sciences

“Coordination Between DNA Replication & Genome Stability Requires Specific Mcm2-7 ATPase Active Sites,”

Sriram Vijayraghavan;

July 17, A219B Langley, 2 pm

IS/Information Science & Technology

“Dynamical Systems of the BCM Learning Rule: Emergent Properties & Application to Clustering,”

Lawrence C. Udeigwe;

July 18, 828 IS, 10 am

Public Health/Biostatistics

“Inference on Conditional Quantile Residual Life for Censored Survival Data,”

Wen-Chi Wu;

July 18, A215 Crabtree, 10 am

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Expression, Regulation & Function of Drug Transporters in Tissues & Cells Relevant to HIV-1 Sexual Transmission,”

Tian Zhou;

July 18, 456 Salk, 1 pm

Medicine/Computational Biology

“Computational Modeling of Inflammatory Mediators in Acute Illness: From Networks to Mechanisms,”

Nabil Azhar;

July 21, 3073 BST3, 8 am

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Vitamin B6 Deficiency Following Transplantation,”

Mohammad Shawaqfeh;

July 21, 456 Salk, 9 am


“It’s Just What We Saw in the Movie: Refugees Encounter US Media,”

Sarah Bishop;

July 22, 1128 CL, 10:30 am

Public Health/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Exploratory Research on Health Care Providers’ Perspectives on Expedited Partner Therapy to Treat Patients With Chlamydia,”

Elian Rosenfeld;

July 22, 210 Parran, 1 pm

SHRS/Communication Science and Disorders

“Evaluation of the Signal-to-Noise Ratio Required to Achieve the Same Performance in English & Mandarin Chinese,”

Yi Ye;

July 22, 4060 Forbes Twr., 1 pm

Medicine/Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology

“Podocyte Injury Causes Chronic Kidney Disease in the Ercc1 Deficient Mouse Model of Accelerated Aging,”

Kathryn Eilleen Wack;

July 23, S123 BST, 1 pm

A&S/Biological Sciences

“Shroom3 & Planar Cell Polarity Signaling Couple Apical Constriction & Convergent Extension During Neural Tube Morphogenesis,”

Erica M. McGreevy;

July 23, A219B Langley, 2 pm

Public Health/Biostatistics

“Hypothesis Testing in Sequentially Randomized Trials Through Artificial Randomization & Permutation,”

Semhar B. Ogbagaber;

July 24, A216 Crabtree, 9:30 am

Public Health/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Unintended Pregnancy, Reproductive Coercion & Intimate Partner Violence,”

Charvonne Holliday;

July 24, 109 Parran, 1 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology

“Electric Powered Wheelchair Safety,”

Tom Corfman;

July 24, 4017 Forbes Tower, 3 pm


PICT Production

“Woman & Scarecrow”;

Henry Heymann Theatre, July 10-Aug. 2

(various times;


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


MyPitt Email

Email preferences for new system must be set by July 11. (

Engineering Sustainability 2015 Call for Abstracts

Submission deadline is Oct. 27.


Perioperative & Critical Care Conference/Workshops

Early registration deadline is Aug. 1 for the conference to be held Sept. 6 & 7.



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