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March 17, 2016



Thursday 17

Alzheimer Seminar
“The Alzheimer’s Assn. — Services & Prog rams,” Suzanne Weisses; S439 Montefiore, noon

CIDDE Workshop
“Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement”; 815 Alumni, noon

Senate AAA Mtg.
272 Hillman, 4 pm

History & Philosophy of Science Distinguished Lecture
“Framing Mechanisms: Philosophical Perspectives & Investigative Practices,” Domenico Meli; 817R CL, 4 pm

Global Health Film Screening
“The OxyContin Express”; G23 Parran, 7 pm

Global Health Film Screening
“The Naked Truth: Death by Fentanyl”; G23 Parran, 7 pm

Friday 18

UPCI Symposium
“Viruses & Cancer”; Herberman Conf. Ctr., 8 am-1:30 pm

CS Day
5th & 6th fl. Sennott, 11:30 am-5:30 pm

East Asian Colloquium
“Turning Crisis Into a Blessing: The Evolution of Japanese Culture Through Disaster”; 4130 Posvar, noon

Careers à la Carte
“Marketing”; S100 Starzl BST, noon (register:

Psychiatry Lecture
“Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Sex: This Is Your Brain on Steroids,” David Rubinow; WPIC aud., noon

Titusville Campus Buffet Dinner
McKinney Commons, UPT, 4:30 pm (rsvp: 814-827-4431)

Senate Research Com. Mtg.
156 CL, 1 pm

Saturday 19

Mindfulness Fair
FFA, 10 am (

Latin American/Caribbean
Festival Posvar, noon-10 pm

Jazz Ensemble Big Band Festival
Bellefield aud., 1-4 pm (

Sunday 20

Humanities Seminar
“Poetry & Race in America: How the Humanities Engage With Social Problems,” Janera Solomon; Kelly Strayhorn Theater Alloy Studios, East Liberty, 5 pm (

Humanities Concert
“Happy Hour!” Ion Sound Project; Bellefield aud., 7 pm (

Monday 21

GSWS Seminar
“Taking the Heat: Women Chefs & Gender Inequality in the Professional Kitchen,” Deborah Harris; 1228 CL, 4 pm (

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

Humanities Seminar
“Poetry & Race in America: How the Humanities Engage With Social Problems,” Terrance Hayes, English; FFA aud., 7 pm (

Tuesday 22

Cell Biology Seminar
“Mechanisms of Intercellular Adhesion in a Contractile System,” Adam Kwiatkowski; 5th fl. boardrm. Eye & Ear Institute, 11 am

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“The Pros & Cons of DNA Repair,” Leona Samson; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon (
English Discussion
“A Long View: Some Turns (& Returns) of an Academic Life,” Judith Summerfield; 601 CL, 12:30 pm (

CIDDE Workshop
“Gamifying the Classroom”; 815 Alumni, 2 pm (

Humanities Film Screening
“Kings on the Hill: Baseball’s Forgotten Men”; 3106 Posvar, 2 pm (

HSLS Workshop
“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,” Julia Dahm; Falk Library classrm. 2, 2:30 pm

Wednesday 23

Humanities Seminar
“Baroque Art: A Global Style,” Rachel Miller; WPU Assembly Rm., 1 pm (

CGS Panel
“Enriching or Riches? A Panel on the Role of Humanities in Our Professional & Personal Lives”; WPU Assembly Rm., 3 pm (

English Reading
“The Places We Come From & the Shape of Our Lives,” Judith Summerfield; 501 CL, 4:30 pm (

Documentary Screening
“In Football We Trust”; Public Health Laboratory Pavilion G23, 6 pm

Thursday 24

Senate EIADAC Mtg.
826 CL, 11 am

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Pat Weiss; Falk Library classrm. 1, 1 pm (

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“Adult Stem Cells & Biomimetic Matrices for Tissue Engineering & Modeling: Repair, Restore & Re-create,” Rocky Tuan, medicine; Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Institute of Politics Civic Forum
“Never a Spectator”; Alumni ballrm., 4-7:30 pm

Chemistry Seminar
“Targeting Pathogenic Microorganisms With Stapled Hellices,” Federico Bernal; 150 Chevron, 4 pm

Women’s History Month Seminar
“Shaping Your Future Through Mentoring”; UClub Gold Rm., 4 pm

Friday 25

Senate CUC Mtg.
717 CL, 10 am

Senate BPC Mtg.
156 CL, 2 pm

Monday 28

• Fall term enrollment appointments begin.

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

Hispanic Lecture
“From Atlantis to Babylon: Hart Crane & Jose Lezama Lima in Havana & New York,” José Quiroga; 230 CL, 1 pm

French/Italian Seminar
“Transforming the Château de Versailles Into a National Museum,” Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre, 6 pm

Tuesday 29

Senate Mental Health Task Force Seminar
“Depression: Cost, Stigma & Treatment,” Crystal White; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Molecular Determinants of Influenza Virus Transmission,” Seema Lakdawala; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon (

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“Role of the BRCA2-DSS1 Complex in Chromosome Damage Repair,” Patrick Sung; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon (

Wednesday 30

Pathology Research Seminar
“PAPERCLIP: A Powerful New Technique to Decode mRNA Alternative Polyadenylation & Identify Regulatory 3’UTR Sequence Elements,” Hun-Way Hwang; 1104 Scaife, noon

Univ. Senate Plenary Session
“Academic Freedom in the 21st Century: Challenges & Opportunities”; WPU Assembly Rm., noon-3 pm

German Lecture
“The Hebrew Bible & the Roots of Modern German Literature,” Karin Schutjer; 602 CL, 4 pm

Thursday 31

PACWC Women’s History Month Workshop
“Negotiating Skills for Women,” Ayana Ledford, 548 WPU, 11 am

Dick Thornburgh Discussions on Governance Lecture
“Public-Private Partnerships: The Best Governance Structure to Create Transformation Change,” William Generett, Urban Innovations21; WPU lower lounge, noon (rsvp:

Library Freedom Workshop
“Digital Privacy Workshop for Librarians”; 3rd fl. Information Sciences, 1 pm (rsvp:

Senate EPC Mtg.
826 CL, 3 pm


“Validating the Voice in the Music of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross,” Lee Ellen Martin; March 23, 114 Music, 9 am

A&S/Religious Studies
“Tradition & Individualism in Suburbia: An Ethnographic Study of Orthodox Jewish Women,” Rebecca Slavin-Phillips; March 28, 2628 CL, 10 am

A&S/Geology & Environmental Science
“Contaminated Groundwater Flow Control Across an Inverted Groundwater Divide With 3 Groundwater Control Devices,” Christopher Hortert; March 28, 214 SRCC, 10 am

“Composing Between the Sounds: A Structural Excursion Into Gérard Grisey’s Modulations,” Nizan Leibovich; March 28, 302 Music, noon
A&S/Geology & Environmental Science
“Integrated Analysis & Interpretation of Microseismic Monitoring of Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale,” Erich Zorn; March 28, SRCC 519, 1 pm

“Cognition in Practice: Conceptual Development & Disagreement in Cognitive Science,” Mikio Akagi; March 28, 1001D CL, 1:30 pm

Public Health/Human Genetics
“Computational Methods for Calculating Meiotic Recombination From Nuclear Pedigrees,” Nandita Mukhopadhyay; March 29, 309B Parran, 10 am

A&S/Religious Studies
“The Funerary Buddha: Material Culture & Religious Change in Introduction of Buddhism to China,” Margarita Delgado Creamer; March 30, 2628 CL, 8:45 am

A&S/Biological Sciences
“Capsid Structure & DNA Packing in Jumbo Bacteriophages,” Jianfei Hua; March 30, A219B Langley, noon

“(Re)structuring Structures, Speech & Selves: Yoruba Language Learning & Redevelopment in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil,” Adrienne Washington; March 30, 2809 CL, 12:30 pm

“In Vivo Monitoring of Neurotransmitter Serotonin & Dopamine in the Striatum of Freely Moving Rats With 1 Minute Temporal Resolution by Online Microdialysis Coupled With Capillary HPLC,” Jing Zhang; March 30, 307 Eberly, 1 pm

“The Development of English Vowels by Native Spanish Speakers,” Andrew Jeske; March 31, 2818 CL, 10 am

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences/Sports Medicine & Nutrition
“Comparisons in Physical Characteristics of Professional Ballet & Collegiate Dancers,” Valerie Williams; March 31, 104 Neuromuscular Research Lab, noon

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology
“Characterization of Inducible Reservoirs of HIV-1,” Anthony Cillo; March 31, 1103 Scaife, 1 pm

Exhibits CGS
“Human Beings/Being Human”; March 23, 1400 Posvar, 4 pm (

Barco Law Library
“Oracles & Vesicles,” Michael Walter; through May 27, 5-8 pm

WPU Kimbo Gallery
“A Visual Perspective: A Celebration of Campus, Culture & Community,” Pitt CIDDE photographers Tom Altany, Mike Drazdzinski & Aimee Obidzinski ; March 29-April 6, WPU main fl., M 10 am-5 pm, T-Th 10 am-6 pm, F 10 am-5 pm (


Humanities Video Contest
Submissions due March 21. (

Ctr. for Industry Studies Research Grant
Proposals due March 31. ( Pitt Innovation Challenge 2-minute videos due April 4. (

Kappa Delta Pi Book Drive
Donate new/gently used books for ages 4-7 at 311 Bellefield Hall by April 8. (

2-minute videos due April 11. (

Event Deadline

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