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September 11, 2014


Thursday 11

Blood Drive

The Improvised Shakespeare Company will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Pitt-Bradford’s Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. Improvised Shakespeare has been named Chicago’s best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner, has been honored by the Chicago Improv Foundation and has received a New York Nightlife Award for “Best Comedic Performance by a Group.”

The Improvised Shakespeare Company will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Pitt-Bradford’s Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. Improvised Shakespeare has been named Chicago’s best improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner, has been honored by the Chicago Improv Foundation and has received a New York Nightlife Award for “Best Comedic Performance by a Group.”

WPU, 9 am-2 pm

Global Health Film


109 Parran, 11 am-1 pm

UHC Volunteer Fair

WPU lawn, 11 am-2 pm

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Joseph Puglisi, Stanford;

6014 BST3, 11 am

CTSI Workshop

“An Author’s Responsibilities: Publication & Authorship,”

Robert Weyant;

7039 Forbes Twr., noon

Chemistry Seminars

“Imaging Mass Spectrometry of 3-D Cell Culture,”

Amanda Hummon, Notre Dame, 2:30 pm;

Nicholas Kotov, U of MI, 4 pm;

150 Chevron (4-8200)

Senate PUP Committee Mtg.

153 Benedum, 3 pm

Infectious Diseases Clinical Case Presentation

“ID Grand Rounds,”

Nipun Atri; 1103 Scaife, 4 pm


Friday 12

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 9-11 am


CIDDE Workshops

“Blackboard Day at Pitt,”

WPU lower lounge, 9 am-4 pm;

“Teaching With Prezi,” B26 Alumni, 10 am


Biomedical Informatics Colloquium

“Identifying Driver Genomic Alterations in Cancers by Searching Minimum-Weight, Mutually Exclusive Sets,”

Songjian Lu;

407A Baum, 11 am

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Viral-Bacterial Coinfections: Subverting Mucosal Immunity to Establish Colonization in the Lung,”

Jennifer Bomberger, medicine;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

Psychiatry Lecture

Donald Burke, public health;

WPIC aud., noon

MEGR Lecture

“3rd-Year Clerkships: Let’s Get Real,”

Debra Klamen, Southern IL;

Scaife 4th fl. lect. rm. 1, noon


CTSI Lecture

“Successfully Recruiting Research Participants: A 2-Way Street,”

Kerri Jackson; 7039 Forbes Twr., noon

Book Signing

“Holding On & Letting Go,”

Kelly Coleman;

U Store on 5th, 1 pm

Public Health/Health Equity Discussion

“Public Health Implications of Sickle Cell Trait: A Report of the CDC Meeting”;

A216 Crabtree, 1 pm


CLAS 50th Anniversary Gala

UClub, 2 pm


Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Wes & Me & Search,”

Clark Glymour, CMU;

817R CL, 3:30 pm


Sunday 14

Episcopal Service

Heinz Chapel, 11 am



“Secret Guests: Jewish Songs From a City of Poets,”

Ruth Levin, vocals, Alexei Belousov, guitar;

Bellefield aud., 2:30 pm


Monday 15

CRSP Lecture

“Understanding Racial & Ethnic Differences in Physical & Psychiatric Health,”

James Jackson, U of MI;

2017 CL, noon


Roundtable Discussion

“Europe en Miniature,”

Ruth Levin;

602 CL, 5 pm


Tuesday 16

IEE Workshop

“Collaborative Leadership: Hardwiring Teamwork in the Closely Held Company,”

Peter & Susan Glaser;

Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe;

7:30-10:30 am


Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“UPCI Retreat Poster Winners,”

Jason Lohmueller & Brian Leibowitz;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper conf. rm. D, noon


Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon-2 pm

MMR Seminar

“Tuberculosis: The Sum of Many Parts,”

Philana Lin, Children’s;

Rangos aud., noon


MWRI Research Seminar

“LARP1 & Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation in Cancer,”

Sarah Blagden, Imperial College London;

Magee 1st fl. conf. rm., noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Social Values Influence the Adequacy Conditions of Scientific Theories: Beyond Inductive Risk,”

Ingo Brigandt, U of Alberta;

815R CL, 12:05 pm


CIDDE Workshops

“TA Services: Teaching With PowerPoint,”

815 Alumni, 2 pm;

“Using Blackboard Communication Tools to Promote Student Engagement,”

B26 Alumni, 3 pm


Wednesday 17

• Constitution Day.

Medicine Grand Rounds

“Extremity Trauma on the Modern Battlefield: Lessons Learned in Iraq & Afghanistan,”

Chreighton Tubb, San Antonio Military Medical Ctr.;

Montefiore LHAS aud., 7 am


Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“New Therapies for Hemophilia,”

Margaret Ragni;

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


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Charlie Wessel;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 9 am


MMG Seminar

“Transcriptional Fidelity Control & Lesion Recognition by RNA Polymerase II,”

Dong Wang, UC-San Diego;

503 Bridgeside Pt. II, noon

SAC Mtg.

102 Benedum, noon

CTSI Lecture

“Working Toward Solutions in IRB Protocol Design,”

Shannon Valenti;

7039 Forbes Twr., noon

Social Work Lecture

“Collateral Consequences of Incarceration: Exploring the Impact on Children & Families,”

Anna Hollis, Amachi Pgh;

2017 CL, noon


HSLS Workshop

“Genome Browsers 1,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm,


Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Senate Athletics Committee Mtg.

Petersen Minno conf. rm., lawn level, 3:30 pm

IEE Workshop

“Make It Happen in the Mon Valley: McKeesport”;

McKeesport YMCA, 604 Evans Ave., 5:30-7:30 pm


Jewish Exhibit Opening Lecture

“Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941)”;

Hillel Jewish U Ctr., 4607 Forbes Ave., 6:30 pm


Thursday 18

CIDDE Workshop

“Digital Media Tools,”

B26 Alumni, 10 am


Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Yang Liu;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Greensburg Campus Art Lecture

“Mater Misericordiae: Cult Image & Civic Symbol in the Province of Arezzo, c. 1350-1575,”

Katherine Brown, Walsh U;

118 Village, UPG, 11:45 am

ADRC Lecture

“Mood Matters: Depression & the Risk of Dementia,”

Meryl Butters, medicine;

ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

Chemistry Seminars

“Strategies to Create Diverse Collections of Natural Products,”

Scott Snyder, Scripps Research Inst., 2:30 pm;

“Photosynthetic Light Harvesting & Ultrafast Energy Transfer,”

Gregory Scholes, U of Toronto, 4 pm;

150 Chevron

Industry Studies/Industrial Engineering/Economics Networking Reception

Gold Rm. UClub, 5-7 pm

(RSVP: Sept. 5,

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

Amelia Paukert, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory;

11 Thaw, 3:50 pm

Community Relations Oakland Block Party

“Be a Good Neighbor”;

Oakland Sq. Park, Dawson St., 5:30-7:30 pm


Friday 19

• Pittsburgh campus Family Weekend through Sept. 21.


IEE Workshop

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

Mervis, 7:30-10 am


CIDDE CourseWeb Workshops

“Content & Publisher Building Blocks,” 10 am;

“Collaboration Tools,” 1:30 pm; B23 Alumni


Sustainability Seminar

“The Art of Finnish Log Construction,”

Frank Eld, Long Valley Preservation Society;

FFA aud., 1 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Meaning, Minds & Models,”

Colin Allen, IN U;

817R CL, 3:30 pm (4-1052)

Bradford Campus Performance

Improvised Shakespeare Co.;

Bromeley Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm


Saturday 20

Football vs. Iowa;

Heinz Field, noon



Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

Sunday 21

Organ Recital

Duquesne U students; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 22

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Barb Folb;

Falk Library classrm. 1, noon


Senate Educational Policies Committee Mtg.

826 CL, 3 pm

Tuesday 23

Flu Shot Clinic

S100 BST2

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“ALTering Telomeres by Disruption of Anti-Silencing Function 1,”

Roderick O’Sullivan, medicine;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper conf. rm. D, noon


Senate Admissions & Student Aid Committee Mtg.

229 Alumni, noon

MWRI Research Seminar

“Isoform-Specific Requirement for PP1y2 & GSK3a in Mammalian Sperm Function & Male Fertility,” Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan, Kent State;

Magee 1st fl. conf. rm., noon


MMR Seminar

“Modern Reassignments of Ancient Enzymes: Ser/Thr Phosphatases in Cell Signaling,”

David Brautigan, UVA;

Rangos, noon


Philosophy of Science Talk

“How Diagrams Fertilize Discovery,”

Nicholaos Jones, U of AL;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Translating Basic Science Into Products & the Role of Diversity in Making That Happen,”

Joseph Desimone, UNC-Chapel Hill;

150 Chevron, 4 pm

ULS Wine & Cheese Faculty Reception

Thornburgh Rm. Hillman, 4-7 pm

Bradford Campus Seminar

“Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America’s Most Shocking Bank Robbery,”

Jerry Clark, FBI;

Frame-Westerberg Commons Mukaiyama U Rm., UPB, 7 pm

Wednesday 24

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Bundled Payment for Episodes of Care: Improving Clinical Outcomes & Financial Performance,”

Mark Froimson;

Montefiore LHAS aud., 7 am


Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Green Chemoprevention in Head & Neck Cancer,”

Thomas Kensler & Julie Bauman;

UPMC Cancer Pavilion Herberman aud., 8 am


Chemistry Seminar

“Breakthroughs in Imprint Lithography & 3-D Additive Fabrication to Advance Next Gen Drug Delivery Technologies,”

Joseph Desimone, UNC-Chapel Hill;

150 Chevron, 9 am

CIDDE Workshop

“Creating & Assessing Writing Assignments”;

815 Alumni, 10 am


Career Fair

Petersen, 11 am-4 pm


Pathology Research Seminar

“The Placental Methylome: Overview, Practical Considerations & Clinical Applications,”

Wendy Robinson, U of British Columbia;

1104 Scaife, noon


MMG Seminar

“Wrestling With CFTR Folding: 2 Sides to SUMO,”

Raymond Frizzell;

503 Bridgeside Pt. II, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Genome Browsers 2,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm


Thursday 25

Structural Biology Seminar

“Structural Dynamics of Gating in Cys-loop Receptors,”

Sudha Chakrapani, Case Western;

6014 BST3, 11 am

SAC Seminar


Rick Schultz, safety & training;

WPU Assembly Rm., noon

CTSI Lecture

“Detecting, Addressing & Preventing Scientific Misconduct,”

Karen Schmidt;

7039 Forbes Twr., noon

CIDDE TA Workshops

“Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement,” 2 pm;

“Cheating & Plagiarism,” 3 pm;

815 Alumni


Chemistry Seminar

“2-Dimensional Layered Materials,”

Xiangfeng Duan, UCLA;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“National Risk Assessment Partnership,”

Grant Bromhall, Nat’l Energy Technology Lab;

11 Thaw, 3:50 pm

UPPDA Picnic

Veteran’s Pavilion Schenley Park, 5-8 pm


Contemporary Writers Lecture

Lucie Brock-Broido;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm



Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology

“Comparative Analysis of Polyomavirus T Antigens in Cellular Transformation,”

Nicole Seneca;

Sept. 18, 219B Langley, 1 pm

IS/IS & Technology

“Identifying Factors Influencing Senior Leader Technology Readiness,”

Charles Grindle;

Sept. 24, 828 IS, 9:30 am


PICT Production

“Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme”;

Charity Randall Theatre, through Sept. 20



University Art Gallery

“Configuring Disciplines: Fragments of an Encyclopedia”;

through Oct. 5;

FFA Gallery,

M-Th 9 am-9 pm, F 9 am-5 pm, Sat noon-5 pm, Sun noon-7 pm

Barco Law Library

“Botany in Black & White”

by Tim Anderson;

through Nov. 7, M-Th 7:30 am-10 pm, F 7:30 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun noon-8 pm


Jewish Studies Exhibit

“Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933-1941)”;

Hillel Jewish U Ctr., 4607 Forbes Ave.,

Sept. 15-Oct. 15



Science 2014 — Sustain It!

Submit poster abstracts by Sept. 12.


Pitt Innovation Challenge

Submission deadline is Sept. 15.


Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation Consortium

Letters of intent due Sept. 15.


Iris Marion Young Awards

Nominations due Sept. 15.


African-American Student Retention Symposium

Register by Sept. 17 for Sept. 26 event at

Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Awards

Nominations due Oct. 10. (

Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Awards

Nominations due Oct. 10. (

Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Awards

Nominations due Oct. 24. (

Engineering Sustainability 2015 Call for Abstracts

Submission deadline is Oct. 27. (

Basic to Clinical Collaborative Research Pilot Program

Submission deadline is Dec. 15. (

Event Deadline

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