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June 11, 2015


Thursday 11

CTSI Workshop
“Performing Animal Research: The Do’s & Don’ts (RCR)”;
S123 BST, noon

UPCI Seminar
“Role of the Microbiota in Tissue Immunity & Cancer,”
Yasmine Belkaid, NIH, & Giorgio Trinchieri, NIH;
UPMC-Shadyside west wing aud., 2 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“The Looming Shortage of Physician-Scientists & What Academic Medical Centers Can Do,”
Wishwa Kapoor;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Yugoslav Nationality Rm. Lecture
“The Christian Heritage of Kosovan & Metohija,”
Bishop Maxim, Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North & South America;
142 & 144 CL, 7 pm

Friday 12

SVC Research Seminar
“Computational Histopatholomics for Deep Interrogation of Hyperplexed Heterogeneous Tumor Data,”
S. Chakra Chennubhotla;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

OPDC 35th Anniversary Celebration
“An Evening of Oakland Storytelling”;
W. PA School for Blind Children, 201 N. Bellefield, 6-8:30 pm

Monday 15

Bradford Campus Exploration Day
10 am, UPB

Tuesday 16

Faculty & Staff Development Program
“Please Respect My Generation,”
Warren McCoy & Kristy Rzepecki;
342 Craig, 9-11 am


CANCELLED Sr. VC Laureate Lecture
“Cell Signaling by Receptor Tyrosine Kinases: From Basic Principles to Cancer Therapy,”
Joseph Schlessinger, Yale;
Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

CTSI Workshop
“Digitally Detecting Plagiarism: Approaches for Protecting Your Science (RCR)”;
S123 BST, noon

Wednesday 17

SAC Mtg.
102 Benedum, noon

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“Of Mice & Men: Preventing Cancer of the Prostate & Targets for Therapy in Biliary Tract Cancers,”
Ali Amjad & Anuj Patel;
UPMC Cancer Pavilion Herberman aud., 8 am

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,”
Rebecca Abromitis;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 8:30 am

Faculty & Staff Development Programs
“The Student Employment Process,”
Bill Charleroy; 342 Craig, 9-11 am;
“Building Social Capital by Managing Relationships, Conflict & Incivility in the Workplace,”
Ray Jones;
532 Alumni, 1-4 pm

Dietrich School Stockroom Open House
326 Chevron, 10 am-2 pm
(4-8551 or

Pathology Menten Lecture
“Hepatic Fibrosis Mechanisms, Therapies & Links to HCC,”
Scott Friedman, Ichan School of Medicine;
1104 Scaife, noon

CTSI Workshop
“Responsible Data Visualization & Infographics (RCR)”;
7039 Forbes Twr., noon

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture
Richard Bauer;
G33 Salk, 4 pm

Thursday 18

UPCI Scientific Retreat
Douglas Lowy, NCI;
Soldiers & Sailors, 8 am-8:30 pm

Faculty & Staff Development Program
“Inside Money: Managing Income & Debt,”
Chris Yoest;
342 Craig, 9-10:30 am

CIDDE Workshop
“Getting Started in the Classroom”;
815 Alumni, 10 am

PACWC Webinar
“Postcards From the Future: A Woman’s Guide to Financially Ever After,”
Lisa Fulco, TIAA-CREF;

Greensburg Campus Concert
“Eli August & the Abandoned Buildings”;
Campana Chapel lawn, UPG, 7 pm

Heinz Chapel Re-Opening Concert
7:30 pm

Friday 19

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

CIDDE Workshops
“Introduction to Blackboard,”
B26 Alumni, 10 am;
“The Role of the TA,”
815 Alumni, 11 am

Board of Trustees Mtg.
WPU Assembly Rm., 10:00 am

HSLS Workshop
“Prezi for Presentations,”
Julia Dahm;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Allegheny Observatory Lecture
“Cosmic Rays, Muons & You,”
Reinhard Schumacher, CMU;
159 Riverview Park, North Side, 7:30 pm
(reservations: 412/321-2400)

Saturday 20

• Summer 6-week-1 session ends. Final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

• Official date for awarding of degrees.

Monday 22

• Summer 6-week-2 session enrollment period ends & classes begin.

Tuesday 23

CTSI Workshop
“Adolescent Research Ethics (RCR)”;
S123 BST, 11 am

CIDDE Workshop
“Developing a Lesson Plan,”
815 Alumni, 2 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“The Salty Sea Within Us: How Kidneys Regulate Our Extracellular Fluids,”
Thomas Kleyman, medicine;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Wednesday 24

Summer 6-week-1 session grades must be approved by instructors by 11:59 pm before final posting can begin.

• Summer 6-week-2 session add/drop period ends.

• Summer 4-week-2 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

CIDDE Workshop
“Teaching With PowerPoint”;
815 Alumni, 11 am

Pathology Research Seminar
“Normal & Abnormal Regulation of Cell Growth in the Liver by Calcium Signaling in the Nucleus,”
Michael Nathanson, Yale;
1104 Scaife, noon

Heinz Chapel Memorial Organ Recital
“In Memory of Dr. Robert Sutherland Lord,”
Renée Louprette, 1:30 pm

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture
“Implant Restoration,”
Edward Narcisi;
G33 Salk, 4 pm

Thursday 25

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,”
Mary Lou Klem;
Falk Library classrm. 1, noon


Public Health/Epidemiology
“Maternal Obesity, Gestational Weight Gain & Offspring Cognition, Behavior & Academic Achievement,”
Sarah Pugh;
June 11, A622 Crabtree, 10 am

“Public History & Social Archives: Toward a New Look at Murder in the 21st Century,”
Trisha Campbell;
June 11, 501 CL, noon

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
“Regulation of Phase I, II & III Pathways During Pregnancy,”
Ali Alshabi;
June 17, 456 Salk, 10 am

“Frontal-Striatal Functioning in Aging & Parkinson’s Disease: The Role of Physical Activity,”
Andrea Weinstein;
June 17, 4127 Sennott, 2 pm

Medicine/Ctr. for Neuroscience  
“Identification of Factors Contributing to the Initiation of Migraine: The Impact of Sex-, Stress- & Sympathetic-dependent Changes in the Dura,”
Lisa A. McIlvried;
June 18, 1495 BST, 9 am

“Electronically Recorded Self-Weighing in Weight Loss Treatment,”
Yaguang Zheng;
June 18, 451 Victoria, 1 pm

“Toward a Rhetoric of Syntactic Delivery,”
Peter Wayne Moe;
June 18, 501 CL, 2 pm

SHRS/Physical Therapy
“Return to Sports Activity & Participation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction,” Mohammad Yabroudi;
June 22, 4060 Forbes Twr., 3 pm

Social Work/Child Welfare Education & Research
“Assessing the Impact of Maternal Stressors on the Occurrence of Child Neglect Among At-risk Mothers,” Chereese M. Phillips;
June 23, 2309 CL, 10:30 am

“Factors Associated With Acceptance & Use of Mobile Technology for Health Self-Monitoring & Decision Support in Lung Transplant Recipients,”
Yun Jiang;
June 25, 451 Victoria, 9 am

Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology
“Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts Mediates Allergic Airway Inflammation via Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells,”
Elizabeth Oczypok;
June 25, S123 BST, 2 pm


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


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,”
Tony Cavalline;
through June 20, M-Th 8 am-6 pm, F 8 am-5 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm


Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise
Application deadline is June 15.

CTSI Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh)
Submit a 2-minute video by June 29.

Pew Scholars Program to Fund Assistant Professor Research
Application package due July 8.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University & on-campus events of June 25-July 9. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on June 18. Send information to


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