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February 18, 2016



Thursday 18

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Barb Folb; Falk Library classrm. 1, 11:30 am (

Epidemiology Seminar
“Healthy Lifestyle Intervention for All,” Lovoria Williams; A115 Crabtree, noon (

Bradford Campus Concert
Blind Boy Paxton; Studio Theater, UPB, noon

Alzheimer Seminar
“Sleep & Executive Network Function in Older Adults,” Kristine Wilckens; S439 Montefiore, noon

CIDDE Workshop
“Teaching With & Without PowerPoint”; 815 Alumni, 1 pm (

Policy Review Town Hall Mtg.
O’Hara ballrm., 2 pm (

ULS Director Finalist Lecture
“Challenges of Leading an Academic Research Library,” Gale Etschmaier, San Diego St.; O’Hara Ctr. ballroom, 2 pm

Chemistry Seminars
“Limits in Plasmon Assisted High Resolution Spectroscopy,” Volker Deckert, 2:30 pm & “Trends in Open Innovation,” Kemal Catalan, 4 pm; 150 Chevron

Black History Month Film Screening
“Wylie Avenue Days”; Thornburgh Rm. Hillman, 3 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture
“Exascale HPC, Big Data & Quantum Computing in Rocket Science,” Peyman Givi, mechanical engineering; 2500 Posvar, 4 pm

GSWS Seminar
“Career Porn: Blogging & the Good Life,” Gabriella Lukacs; 401 CL, 4 pm (

Senate Student Admissions, Aid & Affairs Mtg.
272 Hillman, 4 pm

Humanities Lecture
“Leonardo’s Disasters,” Gerard Passanante, U of MD; 602 CL, 5 pm (

Friday 19

Senate Computer Usage Committee Mtg.
717 CL, 10 am

East Asian Lecture
“Transcreation: Intersections of Culture & Commerce in Japanese Translation & Localization,” Dylan Reilly; 4130 Posvar, noon

Psychiatry Grand Rounds
“Perinatal Psychiatry: Dispelling Myths & Avoiding Pitfalls,” Priya Gopalan; WPIC aud., noon

Humanities Seminar
“The Earthquake & the Microscope,” Gerard Passanante, U of MD; 602 CL, noon (

Philosophy of Science Seminar
“Meshed Control in Skilled Action,” Wayne Christensen, Macquarie U; 817R CL, noon (

Senate BPC Meeting
538 WPU

CIDDE Workshop
“Introduction to Computing: Windows 7”; B26 Alumni, 2 pm (

Chemistry Seminar
“How Politics Are Impacting Chemistry & Fundamental Research,” Ryan Davison; 150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Sunday 21

Men’s Basketball
Vs. Syracuse; Petersen, 3 pm

Heinz Chapel Chamber Choir Festival
Heinz Chapel, 3:30 pm (

Ctr. for Mindfulness/Consciousness Seminar
“The Promises & Problems of Mindfulness: Between Mental Stillness & Mental Illness,” James Robson, Harvard; WPU, 5 pm (

Monday 22

American Experience Lecture
“Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis,” Robert Putnam, Harvard; UClub ballrm. B, 2 pm (

ULS Director Finalist Lecture
“Challenges of Leading an Academic Research Library,” Martin Halbert, U of N. Texas; O’Hara Ctr. ballroom, 2 pm

Trustees Nominating & Governance Committee Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3:45 pm

French/Italian Seminar
“Pruning (at) Versailles: Arboreal Politics in 18th-Century France,” Guilia Pacini; Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 6 pm

Tuesday 23

CIDDE Workshop
“Encouraging Student Participation”; 815 Alumni, noon (

Psychology of Science Seminar
“Blur, Visual Consciousness & Empirical Friction,” Wayne Wu, Carnegie Mellon; 817R CL, noon (

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“STAT3: From Fundamental Discoveries to Innovative Targeting,” Hua Yu; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon (

Greensburg Campus Career Expo
Ramada Greensburg Hotel & Conf. Ctr., 1 pm (

Policy Review Town Hall Mtg.
UClub ballrm. B, 2 pm

Biology Seminar
“Controlling Controlled Release to Make Medicine That Imitates Life,” Steven Little; 1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Humanities Concert
“Sounding New Socialities,” George Lewis; FFA aud., 6 pm

Wednesday 24

Molecular/Cellular Cancer Biology Seminar
“Probing Excluded-Strand Interactions in Replicative Helicases,” Dongshi Chen; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Research Pavilion 2nd fl. conf. rm., 9 am

Pathology Seminar
“Carpooling dNTP Synthesis in the Liver,” Sayeepriyadarshin Anakk, U of IL; 1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop
“Genome Navigation: UCSC Genome Browser,” Ansuman Chattopadhyay; Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm (

Trustees Property & Facilities Committee Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3:30 pm

Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Lecture
“Pathology,” Kurt Summersgill; G33 Salk, 4 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Launching Chemical Education Initiatives in a Research Intensive Environment,” Paul Dowd, U of CA; 150 Chevron, 4 pm

GI/Hepatology Grand Rounds
“Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns”; 1104 Scaife, 5 pm

Thursday 25

Trustees Budget Committee Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar
“Fatal Child Maltreatment in the US: How Research Can Inform Practice & Policy,” Rachel Berger; A115 Crabtree, noon (

Bradford Campus Performance
“Miss Nelson Is Missing”; Bromeley Family Theater, UPB, 12:30 pm (

ULS Director Finalist Lecture – Cancelled
“Challenges of Leading an Academic Research Library,” Susan Parker, UCLA; O’Hara Ctr. ballroom, 2 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Complex Molecule Synthesis as a Fuel for Discovery,” Paul Dowd, U of CA; 150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Humanities Seminar
“Justice on Both Sides: Toward a Discourse of Restoration in Schools,” Maisha Winn, U of WI; UClub, 4 pm (

GSWS Lecture
“Are My Pants Lowering Your Test Scores? Blaming Girls for Challenges Facing Boys,” Sara Goodkind; 401 CL, 4 pm (

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

Humanities Concert
“A Power Stronger Than Itself,” George Lewis; FFA aud., 7:30 pm (

Friday 26

CIDDE Workshop
“Teaching With Prezi”; B26 Alumni, 10 am

Trustees Mtg.
WPU Assembly Rm., 10:30 am

UCSUR Seminar
“Coupling Systems, Building Coalitions: Connecting Housing, Energy & Transit in US Cities,” Barbara Brown; 3343 Forbes Ave., noon (rsvp:

Senate Research Committee Mtg.
156 CL, 1 pm

Honors Convocation
Carnegie Music Hall, 3 pm

Classics Seminar
“Import/Export: Empire, Circulation & the Gallus Papyrus From Qasr Ibrim,” Micah Myers; 208B CL, 4 pm

Humanities Concert
“Spooky Interaction,” George Lewis; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (

Saturday 27

Acceptance Journeys Pgh. Kick-Off Event
FFA aud., 11:45 am (

East Asian Lecture
“The Voice of a New China: Democratic Behavior in Chinese Reality Shows Super Girl & Happy Girls,” Wan-chun Huang; 4130 Posvar, noon

Bradford Campus One World Culture Festival
Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 6:30 pm

Music on the Edge Concert
“The Chamber Music of George Lewis”; Andy Warhol Museum, North Side, 8 pm (

Monday 29

HSLS Workshop
“Advanced Prezi Magic,” Julia Dahm; Falk Library classrm. 2, 1:30 pm (

CIDDE Workshop
“Teaching Inclusively”; 815 Alumni, 2 pm (

Year of Humanities Talk
“A Biography of August Wilson,” Laurence Glasco, history; 3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Sara Fine Institute Lecture
“Big Data, Open Data & Scholarship,” Christine Borgman; UClub ballrm. A, 3 pm

GSWS Lecture
“Queer/Asian Filipinos in Oregon: A Trans-Colonial Approach,” Kale Fajardo, U of MN; 602 CL, 6 pm (


Tuesday 1

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

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“Ferroptosis: Death by Lipid Peroxidation,” Brent Stockwell; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Keeping Neuronal Cargoes on the Right Track: New Insights Into Regulators of Axonal Transport,” Kenneth Miller; 1395 BST, 3:30 pm

GSWS Colloquium
“Filipino Crosscurrents: Oceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities & Globalization,” Kale Fajardo, U of MN; 602 CL, 6 pm (

Wednesday 2

Pathology Seminar
“Role of FXR in Regulating Liver Functions,” Grace Guo, Rutgers; 1104 Scaife, noon

Humanities Panel Discussion
“Ethical Implications of Genomics in the Lives of Everyday People; O’Hara Student Ctr., 5 pm (

Bradford Campus Seminar
“The Other Mozart”; Blaisdell Studio Theater, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-5113)

U of Pgh Symphony Orchestra
“Zodiac Suite”; Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Thursday 3

CIDDE Workshop
“Making Online Accessibility Easy & Part of Your Work With Cynthia Ng”; B26 Alumni, noon (

Epidemiology Seminar
“Neurocognitive Study of Adult Patients With Sickle Cell Disease,” Enrico Novelli; A115 Crabtree, noon (

CRSP Seminar
“Is Marriage for White People?” Ralph Banks, Stanford; 2017 CL, noon (

Year of Humanities Talk
“Culture & Politics in Postwar Pgh,” Richard Oestreicher, history; 3106 Posvar, 1 pm

Chemistry Seminar
“Molecular Probes for Redox Signaling & Oxidative Stress,” Huiwang Ai, U of CA; 150 Chevron, 2:30 pm


Medicine/Ctr. for Neuroscience
“Analysis of ADP Receptor Signaling Pathways in Nociceptors & Implications for Inflammatory Pain,” Mansi Ashish Shah; Feb. 18, 1495 BST, 1:30 pm

“Reaction to Deviates & Conformers: The Effect of Regulatory Fit,” Kristina Swanenburg; Feb. 22, 4127 Sennott, 1 pm

A&S/Religious Studies
“Jesus & the Galilean Crisis: Interpretation, Reception & History,” Tucker Ferda; Feb. 29, 2628 CL, 8:30 am

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures
“Repensar la Autoreferencialidad y la Teoria del Juego: A Proposito de Bellatin, Bolano y Cortazar,” Hernan Medina; Feb. 29, 137 CL, 11 am

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences/Health Information Management
“Condition-Specific SBAR Use in Long-Term Care & Its Effect on Nurse Perception of Nurse-Physician Communication & Acute Care Hospitalizations: A Pilot Study,” Terri Devereaux; March 2, 6050 Forbes Twr., 10 am

A&S/Theatre Arts
“Overturning Mammon: The Living Theatre & Symbolic Capital,” Peter Wood; March 3, 1627 CL, 2 pm


Pitt Stages Productions
“Rhinoceros”; Studio Theatre CL, Feb. 18-29, Tu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm (


Bradford KOA Gallery
Aaron Kagan Putt; through March 6, M-F 8:30 am-6:30 pm, Blaisdell,  UPB


Dick Thornburgh Grant
Applications due Feb. 19. (

Pain Research Challenge
Applications due Feb. 29. (

Steven Manners Faculty Development Award
Letter of intent due Feb. 29. (

Big Data/Health Care Analytics Course
Applications due March 1. (

McKnight Memory/Cognitive Disorders Award
Funding for brain disorder research. Submissions due March 1. (

Pitt Sustainability Awards
Nominations due March 4. (

Event Deadline

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