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March 5, 2015


Thursday 5

CIDDE TA Services Workshop

“Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement, Part 1”;

815 Alumni, 10 am


Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Sandra Weller;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Neuroepidemiology: Applying Neuroimaging Methods in Epidemiologic Studies,”

Bedda Rosario-Riveria & Andrea Rosso;

A115 Crabtree, noon


Chemistry Seminar

“Making the Problem Go Away: Inducing Protein Degradation With Small Molecules,”

Craig Crews, Yale;

150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 3 pm


Geology/Planetary Science Colloquium

Erich Zorn;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Office of Academic Career Development Workshop

“An Informal Discussion for Men & Women to Explore Potential Career Paths & Opportunities Outside Academia,”

1105ABC Scaife, 6-8 pm


Physics/Astronomy Lecture

“De-Light Pittsburgh,”

Diane Turnshek, CMU;

102 Thaw, 7 pm

Friday 6

• Spring term monitored withdrawal deadline.

SBDC Program

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

Mervis, 7:30-10 am


Mental Health in Japan Conf.

PAA, 8:45 am-5 pm

(also March 7;

Bradford Campus Admissions Program

UPB, 10 am


Psychiatry Seminar

“The Essence of Addiction: Optimizing the Diagnosis of Substance Use Disorders,”

Christopher Martin;

WPIC aud., noon

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Assembly of the Intestinal Microbiome in Premature Infants With Necrotizing Enterocolitis,”

Michael Morowitz, public health;

Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Maturationally Natural Cognition Impedes Science & Facilitates Religion,”

Robert McCauley, Emory;

817R CL, 12:05 pm


HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Conference Posters,”

Julia Dahm;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 12:30 pm (

Public Health/Health Equity Discussion

“Public Health Commission on Preventing Violence & Promoting Community Mental Health”;

A216 Crabtree, 1 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Electrochemistry & Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Flies, Cells & Vesicles,”

Andrew Ewing, Vanderbilt U of Gothenburg;

150 Chevron, 4 pm

Sunday 8

• Spring recess for students begins.

Monday 9

CIDDE TA Services Workshop

“Encouraging Student Participation”;

815 Alumni, 1 pm


Chemistry Seminar

“Exploring Frontiers in Sampling, Large Scale Models & Electron Correlation Using Petascale Computing & CP2K,” Joost VandeVondele, ETH Zurich;

150 Chevron, 4 pm

Tuesday 10

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Serum Protein Profiles of Preclinical Stages of Ovarian & Pancreatic Cancers,”

Anna Lokshin, UPCI;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


MWRI Work-in-Progress Lecture

“Matching Extrinsic Conditions to Bioenergetics: Novel Strategies to Enhance the in Vitro Maintenance of Mammalian Spermatogonial Stem Cells,”

Jon Oatley;

MWRI conf. ctr., noon

CIDDE TA Services Workshop

“Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement, Part 2”;

G74 Hillman, 2 pm


Wednesday 11

IEE Workshop

“The Mindset of Eight-Figure Profitable Growth,”

Andy Birol;

Rivers Club, 301 Grant St., Downtown, 7:30-10:30 am


Clinical Oncology/Hematology Grand Rounds

“Sexual Function in the Cancer Patient,”

Judith Volkar;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am


SAC Mtg.

102 Benedum, noon

Thursday 12

ADRC Seminar

“Diseases-Specific Chemogenomics Knowledgebases & Cloud Computing TargetHunter for System Pharmacology & Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Research,”

Xiang-Qun (Sean) Xie;

S439 Montefiore, noon

CIDDE TA Services Workshop

“Developing a Lesson Plan”;

815 Alumni, 2 pm


Friday 13

• Spring holiday, University closed.

Sunday 15

• Spring recess for students ends.

IonSound Concert

“Bridges & Byways”;

Bellefield aud., 7 pm

Monday 16

CIDDE TA Services Workshop

“The Role of the TA: Your Rights, Your Responsibilities”;

815 Alumni, 11 am


HSLS Workshop

“Painless PubMed,”

Barb Folb;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 11:30 am


Psychiatry Lecture

“Cellular Circadian Rhythms in Bipolar Disorder,”

Michael McCarthy, UC-San Diego;

BST, noon


Senate Educational Policies Committee Mtg.

826 CL, 3 pm

Tuesday 17

Social Work Lecture

“The Crisis of College Access for Students of Color,”

Gary Orfield, UCLA;

2017 CL, noon


Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon-2 pm

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Hormone-DNA Repair Crosstalk in Prostate Cancer: Mechanisms & Implications for Therapeutic Intervention,”

Karen Knudsen, Thomas Jefferson;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. D, noon


MWRI Work-in-Progress Lecture

“Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome & Other Disorders of Sexual Development: The Experience of the Hospital de Pediatría Garrahan in Buenos Aires,”

Esperanza Berensztein;

MWRI conf. ctr., noon

East Asian Colloquium

“Victims, Martyrs & Heroes: A Formation & Manipulation of Historical Memory in China,”

Deena Horowitz;

4130 Posvar, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Why Science?” Maralee Harrell, CMU;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Processing & Interactions Between Polycystic Kidney Disease Proteins Determines Localization,”

Peter Harris, Mayo Clinic;

1395 BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 18

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Neoadjuvant Therapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 2015,”

William Sikov, Brown;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am


CIDDE TA Services Workshops

“Getting Started in the Classroom,” 10 am;

“Developing a Teaching Portfolio, Part 1,” 2 pm;

815 Alumni


HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon


Pathology Seminar

Hao Zhu, U of Southwestern Medical Ctr.;

1104 Scaife, noon

Social Work Lecture

“Sustainable Development & Social Justice Pillars: A Platform for Setting the Global Agenda That Links the Economy, Society & Environment,”

DeBrenna LaFa Agbenyiga, MI St.;

2017 CL, noon


Strategic Planning Town Hall Meeting

Alumni Connolly Ballrm., 3-4:30 pm

(also March 20, UClub ballrm. B, 11:30 am-1pm;

Sheth Int’l Awards Event

WPU ballrm., 4:30-6:30 pm


Classics Lecture

“The Dining Gaul (& His Phrygian Dishes),”

Shannon Stewart;

1500 Posvar, 4:30 pm

U Store on 5th Event

“Appy Hour”;

UClub, 5 pm


French/Italian Lecture

“Valentino’s Vicissitudes of Identity,”

Rebecca West, U of Chicago;

602 CL, 6 pm

Thursday 19

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

Justin Legleiter, WVU;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Fish Tale & Soy Story? No More Epidemic of Coronary Heart Disease in the United States,”

Akira Sekikawa;

A115 Crabtree, noon


SAC Employee Discount Program Seminar

WPU Ballrm., noon


UHC Grad School 411 Session

O’Hara dining rm., noon

Author Meet & Greet

Ellen Roth;

U Store on 5th, noon

Senate Plenary Session/Strategic Planning Town Hall Meeting

Alumni Connolly Ballrm., 1-3 pm


CIDDE TA Services Workshop

“Dealing With Difficult Situations in the Classroom, Part 1”;

815 Alumni, 2 pm


Senate PUP Committee Mtg.

153 Benedum, 3 pm

CNBC Colloquium

“Neural Correlates of Reward-guided Decision-making,”

Matthew Roesch, U of MD;

6014 BST3, 4 pm


Geology/Planetary Science Colloquium

Terry Engelder, PSU;

11 Thaw, 4 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Electrochemistry of Nanocarbon Materials: From Fundamentals to Applications,”

Keith Stevenson, U of TX;

150 Chevron, 4 pm

Sustainability Lecture

“Sustainability & the Humanities,”

Stephanie Foote;

602 CL, 5 pm

Classics Film

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”;

G13 CL, 6 pm

Global Health Film Screening

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell”;

A115 Crabtree, 7-9 pm



“Protracted Development of Brain Systems Underlying Working Memory in Adolescence: A Longitudinal Study,”

Daniel Simmonds;

March 5, 1495 BST, 8:45 am

Law/Int’l Law

“The Influence of the CISG on Kosovar Domestic Law & Its Application, Through Rules of Succession, in Kosovo,” Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu;

March 10, G25 Barco, 10:30 am


“Thinking About Action,”

Joshua Hancox;

March 10, 1001B CL, 2 pm

Public Health/ Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Tooth Brushing Habit Formation in Children of Mexican Immigrant Families in PA, US: A Qualitative Study,”

Dafna Benadof;

March 16, 210 Public Health, 10 am


“Vanua as Environment: Conservation, Farming & Development in Waitabu, Fiji,”

Hao-Li Lin;

March 16, 3106 Posvar, noon

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology

“Improving the Comfort of Manual Wheelchair Backrests,”

Eun-Kyoung Hong;

March 16, 4065 Forbes Twr., 1 pm

Education/Instruction & Learning

“Teaching Paraprofessionals to Implement a Social Communication Intervention for Young Children With ASD,”

Alicia Mrachko;

March 19, 5511 Posvar, 10 am-noon

Medicine/Clinical & Translational Science

“Psychosocial Factors & mHealth Intervention: Impact on Long-term Outcomes After Lung Transplantation,”

Emily Rosenberger;

March 19, 142 CL, 11 am

Public Health/Epidemiology

“Anxiety Symptoms, Anxiolytic Medications & Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults,”

Ahmed Kassem;

March 19, 110 Parran, 1 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Scanning Probe Microscopy Investigation of Complex-Oxide Heterostructure,”

Feng Bi;

March 19, 321 Allen, 2:30 pm


Bradford Campus Spectrum Exhibit

“From a Black Shore: FRACTURE,”

Burke Jam;

Blaisdell KOA Gallery, UPB, through March 6, Th 8:30 am-8 pm, F 8:30 am-6 pm


Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Girls Get in for Free,”

Samantha & Abby McGeehan;

4th fl Barco;

through April 10, M-Thu 7:30 am-10 pm, F 7:30 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun noon-8 pm (8-1376)

Hillman Library Exhibit

“Get to the Point!”;

Hillman Library gr. fl., through April 25


Falk Library Exhibit

“Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health & Illness”;

Falk Library, March 17-May 31, M-Th 7 am-mid., F 7 am-10 pm, Sat 9:30 am-10 pm, Sun 11 am-mid.



David C. Frederick Public Service Award

Applications due March 6.


American Diabetes Assn. Funding

Proposals due March 10.


P3HVB Hemostasis & Vascular Biology Research Program

Submissions due March 15.


Alan Gleitsman Student Research Fund in Palliative Care Funding

Applications due March 16.


CTSI Pain Challenge

Submission deadline March 16.


Thornburgh Faculty Support Grant

Proposals due March 18.


NIH Expensive Research Equipment Grant

Submissions due March 24.


Event Deadline

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