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May 14, 2015


Thursday 14

ADRC Lecture
“Amyloid-Beta Deposition in Non-demented Elderly: A Role for Lifestyle?”
Ann Cohen, psychiatry;
S439 conf. rm. Montefiore, noon

CTSI Workshop
“Responsible Use of Animals in Biomedical Research (RCR)”;
7039 Forbes Twr., noon

EOH Seminar
“Multiple-Pollutant Exposure Assessment for Environmental Epidemiology,”
Jane  Clougherty, environmental & occupational health;
540 Bridgeside Pt., noon (

Senate PUP Mtg.
153 Benedum, 3 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“Tackling Breast Cancer Through the Lab, Clinic & Community,”
Nancy Davidson, Hillman Cancer Ctr.;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Friday 15

• Summer term add/drop period ends.

Bike to Work Day
Schenley Plaza, 7-10 am

SBDC Workshop
“The 2nd Step: Developing a Business Plan”;
Mervis, 7:30-10 am

CIDDE Workshop
“What’s New in Blackboard?”;
815 Alumni, 2 pm

Allegheny Observatory Lecture
Nadine McQuarrie, geology & planetary science;
159 Riverview Park, North Side, 7:30 pm
(reservations: 412/321-2400)

Saturday 16

Bradford Campus Event
“Illuminations: A Celebration for Families & the Arts”;
Blaisdell, UPB, 10:30 am-3:30 pm

Monday 18

• Summer 12-week add/drop period ends.

CIDDE Workshop
“Syllabus Construction”;
815 Alumni, 1 pm

Senate EPC Mtg.
826 CL, 3 pm

Tuesday 19

• Benefits open enrollment period ends.

Faculty & Staff Development Program
“Cross-cultural Awareness & Understanding,”
342 Craig, 9 am-noon

SAC Spring Development Assembly
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, keynote;
WPU, 11:30 am-3:30 pm

Senate CRC Mtg.
272 Hillman, noon

CTSI Workshop
“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About DSMPs & DSMBs (RCR)”;
3253 Forbes Twr., noon

Basic & Translational Research Seminar
“Modeling the Evolution & Progression of NRAS Mutant Melanoma,”
Christin Burd, OH State;
Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper conf. rm. D, noon

MMR Seminar
“Defying Time: From Progenitors to Nephrons,”
Raphael Kopan, U of Cincinnati;
Children’s Rangos aud., noon


Wednesday 20

Faculty & Staff Development Programs
“Research Contract Administration,”
Kelly Downing, B21 UClub, 9-11 am;
“An Introduction to Social Media: Networking on the Web,”
342 Craig, 9-11 am

Chancellor’s Staff & Faculty Appreciation Picnic
Bigelow Blvd. between Forbes & Fifth,
noon-2 pm

Pathology Seminar
“Novel Proteolytic Mechanisms in B-Cell Lymphomagenesis,”
Kojo S.J. Elenitoba-Johnson, U of MI;
Scaife lecture room 3, noon

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture
Mark Ochs;
G33 Salk, 4 pm (also May 27)

Starzl Prize Lecture
“Evolution of Liver Transplant Immunosuppression,”
John Fung, Case Western Reserve;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Thursday 21

SBDC Workshop
“Finding Alternative Funding for Your Small Business: Local Lenders Showcase”;
WPU Assembly Rm., 7:30-10 am

Faculty & Staff Development Programs
“Microsoft Excel 2010 Fundamentals,”
Vernon Franklin, 302 Bellefield, 9 am-noon;
“Strategies for Resolving Conflict,”
Maureen Lazar, 342 Craig, 9 am-noon

Biobehavioral Oncology Seminar
“Early Life Adversity on Later Health: Transition From Nonhuman Primate Studies to Children — Where Do We Go From Here?”
Judy Cameron;
Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper classrm. C, noon

Friday 22

Faculty & Staff Development Program
“Veterans on Campus,”
Ryan Ahl, 342 Craig, 9-11 am

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,”
Charlie Wessel;
Falk Library classrm. 1, noon

Senate BPC Mtg.
1817 CL, 1:10 pm

CIDDE Workshop
“Cheating & Plagiarism”;
815 Alumni, 2 pm

Saturday 23

• Official date for degrees awarded in the School of Law and the first professional programs in the medical and dental medicine schools.

Monday 25

• University closed for Memorial Day.

Tuesday 26

Faculty & Staff Development Program
“Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Fundamentals,”
Vernon Franklin, 302 Bellefield, 9 am-noon

CIDDE Workshop
“Encouraging Student Participation”;
815 Alumni, 11 am

Basic & Translational Research Seminar
“DNA-PKcs & ATM in DNA Repair: Beyond Signaling,”
Shan Zha, Columbia;
Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper conf. rm. D, noon

MMR Seminar
“Going With the Flow: Endocytosis in the Kidney Proximal Tubule,”
Ora Weisz;
Children’s Rangos aud., noon

CTSI Workshop
“Ethical Image Manipulation for Scientific Publication (RCR)”;
S132 BST, 2 pm

Wednesday 27

• Summer 4-week-1 session deadline for students to submit withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“The Role of Exomes in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia & Cost Effectiveness Analysis,”
Taewoong Choi & Amy Soni;
UPMC Cancer Pavilion Herberman aud., 8 am

Faculty & Staff Development Program
“Being an Effective Communicator,”
Maureen Lazar, 342 Craig, 9-11 am

HSLS Workshop “Painless PubMed,”
Rose Turner;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 4 pm

Thursday 28

Pathology Fetterman Lecture
“A Tale of 2 Systems: Integration, Collaboration &
Evolution of Children’s Health Systems in Canada & the USA,”
Michael Apkon, Hospital for Sick Children-Toronto;
Children’s Rangos 3rd fl. conf. rm., 8 am

Faculty & Staff Development Program
“Online Tools: Connect to Financial Clarity,”
Chris Yoest, 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am


Public Health/ Human Genetics
“Signaling Pathways in Cell Models of Fabry Disease Nephropathy,”
Anatália Labilloy;
May 15, 109 Parran, 2 pm

Engineering/Industrial Engineering
“Engineering of Surface Microstructure Transformations Using High Rate Severe Plastic Deformation in Machining,”
Sepideh Abolghasem;
May 19, 1060 Benedum, 1 pm

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology
“The Role of Non-myogenic Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Skeletal Muscle of Dystrophin/Utrophin Double Knockout Mice,”
Jihee Sohn;
May 21, 504 Bridgeside Pt. II, 10 am

Education/Instruction & Learning
“The Effectiveness of Peer-assisted Learning Strategies for Increasing Reading Fluency & Competencies in Students With Autism,”
Richard Regelski;
May 21, 5152 Posvar, 10 am

A&S/French & Italian Languages & Literatures
“The Politics of Aesthetics: Nation, Region & Immigration in Contemporary ‘French’ Culture,”
David Spieser;
May 26, 1325 CL, 11 am

“The Kyoto Brand: Protecting Agricultural & Culinary Heritage,”
Gregory de St. Maurice;
May 26, 3106 Posvar, 4 pm

“The Impact of Promoter Polymorphisms on Cytokine Concentration in Preterm Breast Milk & Subsequent Infant Outcomes,”
Kelley L. Baumgartel;
May 27,  451 Victoria, 10 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology
“Development & Evaluation of an Assistive Prompting System for People With Traumatic Brain Injury,”
Jing Wang;
May 28, 4060 Forbes Twr., 9 am

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science
“Geometry, Kinematics, Exhumation & Sedimentation of the Northern Bolivian Fold-Thrust-Belt-Foreland Basin System,”
Adam Rak;
May 28, 214 SRCC, 1 pm

“Why Auditors Are Unable to See Their Own Behavior as Others Do: Understanding a Potential Blind Spot,”
Michele Frank;
May 28, 101 Mervis, 1 pm


PICT Production “How the Other Half Loves”;
Randall Theatre, May 28-June 13
(times & tickets:


Falk Library
“Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health & Illness,”
through May 31;
M-Th 7 am-mid., F 7 am-10 pm, Sat 9:30 am-10 pm, Sun 11 am-mid.

Special Collections
“Building Global Networks: The Habsburg Monarchy’s Contribution to the Age of Discovery & Exploration”;
through June 30, 363 Hillman, M-F 9 am-4:45 pm

Barco Library Exhibit
“The Only Perfect Quiet”;
May 1-June 20, M-Th 8 am-6 pm, F 8 am-5 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm Deadlines Benefits Open Enrollment Deadline for changing benefit selections is May 19.

NIH Biosketch Format Grant Application deadline is May 25.

Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise Application deadline is June 15.

Event Deadline

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