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December 10, 2015


Thursday 10

Blood Drive
parking closuresWPU lower lounge, 9 am-2 pm

Genomics Research Core Seminar
1103 Scaife,
10 am

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
Anne Carlson;
6014 BST3, 11 am

EOH Seminar
“Attending to Emotional Sense-Making Climate Change: A Science Education Perspective,”
Elizabeth Hufnagel, instruction & learning;
540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“The Social Science of Developing Effective Health Communications,”
Wandi Bruine de Bruin, Leeds U Business School;
305 Parkvale, noon

CRSP Seminar
“Multiracial in the Workplace: A New Kind of Discrimination?”
Tanya Hernandez, Fordham;
2017 CL, noon

Hispanic Lecture
“Politíca de la Cultura,“
Hugo Achugar;
304 CL, 2-4 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Colloquium
Craig Eckert;
11 Thaw, 4 pm

Humanities Seminar
“Can Sites Cultivate Curiosity?”;
8 pm

Friday 11

Last day for fall term undergrad day classes.

• Deadline for continuing students to register for spring term without a penalty.

CIDDE Workshop
“Improving OMET Evaluations”;
815 Alumni, 10 am

PalPITTations Concert
Falk Library mezzanine, noon

Psychiatry Lecture
“Intergenerational Effects of Alcohol & Stress Following Paternal Preconception Exposure,”
Gregg Homanics;
WPIC aud., noon

Sr. VC Research Seminar
“Imaging Nuclear Architecture at Nanoscale for Cancer Detection & Prognosis,”
Yang Liu, medicine;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

Public Health Discussion
“From Subject to Participant: Ethics & the Evolving Role of Community in Health Research”;
A216 Crabtree, 1 pm

Men’s Basketball
Vs. E. Washington;
Petersen, 7 pm

Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert
Heinz Chapel, 8 pm
(also 3 pm Dec. 13;

Saturday 12

• Reading day.

• CGS, Saturday, grad & evening classes continue to meet through Dec. 19;
final exams for those classes should be held during the last scheduled class meeting.

Climate Action March
CL steps, 10 am

Men’s Glee Club Holiday Concert
1st Baptist Church, 159 N. Bellefield Ave., 4 pm

Women’s Choral Ensemble Holiday Concert
Heinz Chapel, 7:30 pm

Sunday 13

Brass Roots Ensemble-in-Residence Concert
6th Regiment USCT Drum Corps & Pine Creek Community Band;
Soldiers & Sailors, 3 pm

Monday 14

• Final exams for undergrad day classes through Dec. 19.

CIDDE Workshop
“Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment & Feedback”;
815 Alumni, 2 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture
“Maintaining Meaning in Medicine: The Legacy of Ross H. Musgrave, MD,”
Joseph Losee, medicine;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4:30 pm

Tuesday 15

Faculty/Staff Development Workshop
“Student Privacy & FERPA,”
Jennifer Seng, general counsel, & Patricia Mathay, registrar;
342 Craig, 9 am

CIDDE Workshops
“Designing a Syllabus,” 10 am;
“Getting Started in the Classroom,” 1 pm;
815 Alumni

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Is There Still a Role for Genetics in Cystic Fibrosis?”
Mitchell Drumm, Case Western Reserve;
Rangos Conf. Ctr., Mary Jo Howard Dively Aud., noon

Basic & Translational Research Seminar
“Contrasting Roles for c-Myc in Hepatic Regeneration & Tumorigenesis,”
Edward Prochownik;
Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper conf. rm. D, noon

Senate CRC Mtg.
272 Hillman, noon-1:30 pm

Wednesday 16

Hepatology Rounds
“Live Donor Liver Transplant,”
Abhinav Humar;
pathology conf. rm. 7 East Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology/Hematology Grand Rounds
“The Emerging Role of Tumor-Derived Exosomes in Cancer: Clinical Implications,”
Theresa Whiteside;
UPMC Cancer Pavilion Herberman Aud., 8 am

Faculty Professional Development Seminar
“Non-Tenure Faculty Tracks: Strategies for Success”;
S120 BST, 8:30 am

Molecular/Cellular Cancer Biology Seminar
“Identification of Deubiquitinase That Catalyzes KLF4 in Genome Stability & Carcinogenesis,”
Nianhong Chen; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Research Pavilion 2nd fl. conf. rm., 9 am

Faculty/Staff Development Workshops
“Solving Problems & Ethical Dilemmas,”
Ron Magnuson, KGSB, 532 Alumni, 9 am-noon;
“Understanding the Staff Hiring Process at Pitt,”
Amy Miller & Sarah Morgan, 342 Craig, 9-11:30 am

CIDDE Workshop
“Preventing & Monitoring Cheating & Plagiarism”;
815 Alumni, 10 am

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds
“Role of Caspase Cell Death Pathways in Neurological Diseases,”
Robert Friedlander;
1105 A/B Scaife, noon

Pathology Martinez Lecture
“The Clinicopathologic Spectrum of Neurodegenerative Tauopathies,”
Dennis Dickson, Mayo Clinic;
1104 Scaife, noon

Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture
“Pediatric Anesthesia,”
Joseph Giovannitti;
G33 Salk, 4 pm

Thursday 17

Faculty/Staff Development Workshop
“Financial Freedom: Strategies for Reducing Debt & Saving More,”
Vanguard staff;
342 Craig, 9-11 am

CIDDE Workshop
“The Role of the TA”;
815 Alumni, 10 am

Causal Discovery Distinguished Lecture
“Causal Learning in Signaling Networks,”
Karen Sachs, Stanford;
407A/B Baum, 11 am

Health Services Research Seminar
“Modeling Strategies for Causal Inference in Comparative Effectiveness Research,”
Douglas Landsittel;
305 Parkvale, noon

Friday 18

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

Faculty/Staff Development Workshop
“The Student Employment Process,”
Bill Charleroy; 342 Craig, 9-11 am

CIDDE Workshops
“The Role of the TA,” noon;
“Encouraging Student Participation,” 2 pm;
815 Alumni

Saturday 19

• Fall term ends; official date for degrees awarded in fall term.

Sunday 20

• Residence halls close.

• Winter recess for students through Jan. 5.

Tuesday 22

• Instructors must approve fall term grades by 11:59 pm before final posting can begin.

Wednesday 23

Men’s Basketball Vs. W. Carolina;
Petersen, 7 pm

Thursday 24

• Winter recess for faculty & staff through Jan. 3.

Wednesday 30

Women’s Basketball Vs. Duquesne;
Petersen, 2 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. Syracuse;
Petersen, 9 pm


Saturday 2

Men’s Basketball Vs. MD Eastern Shore;
Petersen, 4 pm

Sunday 3

Women’s Basketball Vs. Notre Dame;
Petersen, 3 pm

Monday 4

• All University offices & buildings reopen.

Flow Cytometry Workshop
Hillman Cancer Ctr. 2.42 pod lunch area, 9 am

Tuesday 5

CIDDE Workshop
“New TA Orientation Make-Up”;
5th fl. Alumni, 9 am

GI Lecture
“DDSEP 1-Esophagus,”
Harkirat Singh;
GI admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing Presby, noon

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Autophagy & Cell Death,”
Andrew Thorburn, U of CO-Denver;
1395 BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 6

• Spring term enrollment period ends for all students.

• Spring term classes begin.

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds
Mark Shlomchik;
1105 A/B Scaife, noon

Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture
William Chung;
G33 Salk, 4 pm

Men’s Basketball Vs. GA Tech;
Petersen, 7 pm


A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“Time-Resolved Two-Photon Absorption of Quantum Dots & Polariton,”
Chitra Gautham;
Dec. 10, 321 Allen, 10 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“From Bottom to Top: Identification to Precision Measurement of 3rd Generation Quarks Produced at √s = 7 TeV & Recorded by the ATLAS Detector,”
Kevin Sapp;
Dec. 10, 321 Allen, 4 pm

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures
“Pedagogías grises. Sujetos, militancias y sadismos en el Cono Sur de la segunda mitad del siglo XX,”
Adriana Pitetta;
Dec. 11, 1218 CL, 9:45 am

Public Health/Biostatistics
“The Effect of Error Models on Analysis Pipelines in Sequencing Data,”
Myoung Keun Lee;
Dec. 14, 309B Parran, 1 pm

Public Health/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology
“The Potential of Broadly Neutralizing Anti-HIV Antibodies to Function as HIV Microbicides,”
Yanille M. Scott;
Dec. 18, A215 Crabtree, 11 am


PICT Classic Theatre
“Oliver Twist”;
Charity Randall Theatre, Dec. 3-19
(times & tickets:


U Art Gallery
“Exposure: Black Voices in the Arts”;
through Dec. 11, 10 am-4 pm, FFA Gallery

Barco Law Library Gallery
“Created Visions,”
Roc Prologo;
through Jan. 22, M-Th 8 am-10 pm, F 8 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun noon-8 pm, Barco Law Library Gallery


Co-Development Opportunities for New Drug Research
Proposals due Dec. 15.

May 2-6 Faculty Seminar
“Emancipation Narratives in the Arts,”
Lydia Goehr.
Submit name, affiliation, e-address & brief description of why you would like to attend seminar by Dec. 18.

Regenerative Rehabilitation Research Funding
Videos of intent due Dec. 21.

Innovation Institute: From Benchtop to Bedside
Apply by Jan. 19 for the course.

UCIS Sheth Awards
Nominations due Jan. 10.

Event Deadline

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