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May 25, 2006


Thursday 25

Immunology Seminar

“Characterization of a Novel Gene Product, Follistatin-Like Protein-1 in Inflammation,”

Raphael Hirsch, Children’s;

aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

CIDDE Instructional Technology mCast

“Fundamentals of Digital Editing Using Paint,”

Rob Williams;

view at, 12:30 pm

Friday 26

Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry Molecular Virology & Microbiology Retreat Day

“Yersinia Infection: Views From Both Sides,”

Virginia Miller, U of WA;

“DNA Vaccines for Highly Pathogenic Endemic Diseases & Potential Biothreats,”

Connie Schmaljohn, US Army Medical Research Inst. for Infectious Diseases;

S100A BST, 8:30 am-5 pm

Saturday 27

• Official date for degrees awarded in the first professional programs in the schools of law, medicine & dental medicine.

Law Commencement Ceremony

Keynote speaker: Timothy O’Toole;

Soldiers & Sailors, 11 am (8-1373)

Monday 29

University closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Tuesday 30

Medicine Mini-Medical School Training Session

“Makeover: From the Everyday to the Extremes,”

W.P. Andrew Lee & Kenneth Shestak, plastic surgery;

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

Wednesday 31

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

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds Resident Research Day

Eric Levicoff;

LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7 am-noon

Office of Child Development Family Support Conference

Westin Convention Ctr., Downtown, 9:30 am-4 pm (register: 412/244-5358)

Pathology Seminar

“A Functional Genomics Approach to Cytomegalovirus Pathogenesis,”

Jay Nelson, Oregon Health & Sciences Univ., 1105 Scaife, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon (also June 7)

CIDDE Blackboard mCast

“Advanced Grade Book,”

Rich Oravetz;

view at, 12:30 pm


Thursday 1

Immunology Seminar

“TIM-1 Mediated Constimulatory Signals for T Cell Activation,”

Anjali de Souza;

“Mechanism of Th2 Induction by Cholera Toxin Stimulated Dendritic Cells,”

Nandini Moorthy; aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

CIDDE Instructional Technology mCast

“Using Photoshop Part 1,”

Dave Holzemer; view at, 12:30 pm

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Research Day

S100 BST, 1-6 pm

EH&S Safety Seminar

“Safety Basics, Emergency Response Procedures, Safe Chemical Handling/Disposal & Accident/Injury Reporting”;

12B Chevron, 2 pm

Chemistry Dowd Lecture

“Synthesis & Discovery Enabled by DNA-Templated Chemistry,”

David Liu, Harvard;

12 Chevron, 4 pm

Friday 2

Pharmacology Seminar

“Real-Time Imaging of cAMP: Visualization of the Spatial & Temporal Dynamics of Intracellular Signaling,”

Manuela Zaccolo, Dulbecco Telethon Inst.;

1395 BST, noon (3-7757)

Chemistry Dowd Lecture

“Evolutionary Principles Applied to Biological & Synthetic Polymers,”

David Liu, Harvard;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Tuesday 6

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm (4-6505)

Wednesday 7

Pathology Seminar

“A Novel Human Progeria Reveals a Link Between DNA Damage & the Somatotroph Axis,”

Laura Niedernhofer, UPCI; S123 BST, noon (8-1040)

CIDDE Blackboard mCast

“Blackboard Training Options,”

Gabriele McLaren;

view at, 12:30 pm

Thursday 8

CIDDE Instructional Technology mCast

“Digital Photography Part 3 — More Focusing,”

Jim Burke;

view at, 12:30 pm

UPMC Educational Session

“Hearing Loss & Hearing Aids”;

EEI, 12:30-3:30 pm (register: 7-2030)

UPMC Presentation

“Diabetes Care & Research: Fighting on All Fronts,”

Linda Siminerio, Pgh. Diabetes Inst., Andrew Stewart, medicine & Mary Korytkowski, medicine;

Ladies Hospital Aid Society Ballrm. Montefiore, 5:30-7 pm (7-0523)

Ph.D. Defenses


“The New England Cod Fishing Industry & Maritime Dimensions of the American Revolution,”

Christopher Magra;

May 25, 3526 Posvar, 2 pm


“The Association of Diabetes Mellitus With Response to Depression Treatment,”

Charlene Bryan;

May 30, 101 conf. rm. Epidemiology Data Ctr., 10 am-noon


“Variable Selection When Confronted With Missing Data,”

Melissa Ziegler;

May 31, 358 CL, 10 am-noon


“Genetics of Insulin Resistance in Families With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome,”

Jocelyne Matar;

May 31, A523 Crabtree, 3-5 pm

GSPH/Behavioral & Community Health Sciences

“Assessment of Fun to Be Fit: A School-Based Approach to Childhood Obesity,”

Christina Wilds;

June 1, A724 Crabtree, 12:30-2:30 pm


“Sleep Effects on Daytime Function in Older Adults,”

Suzanne Goldman;

June 6, 5th fl. small conf. rm. 130 IS, 8:30-10:30 am


“Ownership, Prioritization & Investment Fads: Theory & Evidence From Russia & the Caspian,”

Yadviga Semikolenova;

June 7, 4716 Posvar, 10 am

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“The Role of Sensory Feedback on the Coordination Dynamics of a Limb & a Voice Task,”

Elizabeth Grillo;

June 7, 5047 Forbes Tower, 10 am


“Study of Sputum Collection & Evaluation in the Pittsburgh Lung Screening Study,”

Mary Beth Simon;

June 8, 4 west conf. rm. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside Hospital, 10 am-noon


English/Western PA Writing Project Young Writers Inst.

Applications due to 526 CL by May 31. (4-6557)

Teaching Evaluation Surveys

Completed request forms due to G-39 by June 16 for 4-week-2, 12-week & term; by July 7 for 6-week-2; by July 14 for 4-week-3. (4-6147)


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Seven Guitars”;

through June 3, Th-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Alumni (4-7298)


Hillman Library

“Pigeon Hawk”

through June 5; “Sea-Side Finch,”

June 6-19; 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)

Univ. Art Gallery

“Malvina & Mortality,”

Travis Nygard;

through Aug. 12, FFA lobby & library, M-Th 11 am-7 pm, F 11 am-5 pm, Sat. noon-5 pm (8-2423)

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