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April 28, 2016


Thursday 28

HR Workshop
“Grammar, Punctuation & Proofreading: Ensuring Professional Presentation,” Beth Bateman Newborg; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (register:

Staff/Faculty Health Ctr. Open House
505 Med Arts, 9:30 am-1:30 pm

Take Your Child to Work Day
O’Hara Student Ctr. ballrm., 10 am-noon

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Probing Protein/Nucleic Acid Interactions, One at a Time,” Sanford Leuba, cell biology; 6014 BST3, 11 am (

Thrival Block Party
Forbes Digital Plaza, Forbes & S. Bouquet, 11 am-2 pm

Sr. VC Laureate Lecture
“Molecular Motors: Nature’s Exquisite Nanomachines,” James Spudich, Stanford; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, noon (

CTSI Workshop
“Managing Conflict of Interest: Protecting the Integrity of Research,” Khrys Myrddin & Lisa Schoon; 7039 Forbes Tower, noon (

Friday 29

UPMC Take-Back Drug Day
WPIC pharmacy, Oxford Bldg. 7th fl.; Magee 1st fl.; Presby 1st fl.; Hillman Cancer Ctr. gr. fl. atrium; Children’s outpatient pharmacy lobby; 10 am-2 pm

GI Research Rounds
“Analytic Morphomics: The Road to Precision Medicine,” Grace Li-Chun Su; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing, noon

Saturday 30

Thrival Block Party
Forbes Digital Plaza, Forbes & S. Bouquet, 7-11 pm



Sunday 1

Thrival Block Party
Forbes Digital Plaza, Forbes & S. Bouquet, during Pgh Marathon

University Commencement Ceremony
Petersen, 2 pm (

Monday 2

Integrative Conf. on Technology, Social Media & Behavioral Health
Mervis presentation rm., 8 am-4:45 pm (

Humanities Center’s Faculty Seminar
“Emancipation Narratives in the Arts,” Lydia Goehr, Columbia; 602 CL, 11 am-1 pm (rsvp:

Russian Film Symposium
“The Postman’s White Nights” (2014), 1500 Posvar, 10 am; “2-ASSA-2” (2009), 1500 Posvar, 2 pm

Tuesday 3

CIDDE Workshop
“Learning by Doing: Simulation for Faculty & Student Support”; Alumni Connolly Ballrm., 8:15 am-2:30 pm (

CTSI Workshop
“Orientation to Research Fundamentals”; 120 BST, 8:30 am-3:30 pm (also May 4;

Russian Film Symposium
“The Forty First” (1956), 1500 Posvar, 10 am; “Dukhless 2” (2015), 1500 Posvar, 2 pm

HR Workshop
“Word 2013 Quick Start: Mail Merge, Graphics Illustration,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield Hall, 10 am (register:

UPCI Research Seminar
“New Roles for the AXL Receptor Tyrosine Kinase in Metastasis & Immunotherapy,”Amato Giaccia, Stanford; Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper Conf. Ctr. D, noon (

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Andrea Ketchum; Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Lecture
“Pulling New Drug Candidates From the Fires of Inflammation,” Bruce Freeman; 1395 BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 4

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“Thromboelastograph (TEG) Utilization for Diagnosis & Personalized Treatment of Complex Coagulopathies,” Oksana Volod; UPMC Cancer Pavilion 2nd fl. Herberman Aud., 8 am (

Engineering Int’l Symposium
“Bamboo in the Urban Enviroment”; 102 Benedum, 8 am-3 pm (also May 5, 8am-5:30 pm, UClub ballrm. A, keynote: “Research & Development of Engineered Bamboo Structures,” Yan Xiao, Nanjing Tech, 1 pm)

Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development
“Intergroup Dialogue Training,” Margie Thompson & Charles Behling, U of MI; 232 Lawrence, 8:30 am-4 pm (also May 5;

Russian Film Symposium
“Elki 2” (2011),1500 Posvar, 10 am; “Forbidden Empire (Viy)” (2014), 477 Melwood Ave., 7:30 pm

Staff & Faculty Appreciation Picnic
Bigelow between Forbes & Fifth,
noon-2 pm (rsvp:

Music on the Edge Concerts
“Cineshape”; The Warhol, North Side, 7 pm & 8 pm (

Thursday 5

Pittsburgh Symposium on Intracellular Membrane Traffic
“Molecular Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Behavior,” Jodi Nunnari, UC-Davis; FFA, 8 am-5 pm (

Russian Film Symposium
“Vocal Parallels” (2005), 1500 Posvar, 10 am; “Angels of Revolution” (2014), 477 Melwood Ave., 7:30 pm

Benefits Fair
WPU Assembly Rm., 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Public Health Cura Zika Symposium
Public health aud., 1-3 pm (

Ramp Crawl
Schenley Plaza, 4 pm (register:

Provost Inaugural Lecture
“New Insights Into the Maternal: Placental-Fetal Communications Interface,” Yoel Sadovsky, obstetrics, gynecology & reproduction sciences; Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Engineering Lecture
“Metal Nanocatalysts. Their Synthesis & Size Dependent Covalent Bond Catalysis. Instrumentation for Characterization Under Reaction Conditions,” Gabor Somorjai, UC-Berkeley; 102 Benedum, 5 pm

Friday 6

Greensburg Children’s Literature Conf.
Millstein Library, UPG, 8 am-4 pm (

Engineering Lecture
“ Oxide-metal Interfaces as Active Sites for Acid-base Catalysis. Oxidation State of Nanocatalyst Change With Decreasing Size. Conversion of Heterogenous to Homogeneous Catalysis. Hybrid Systems,” Gabor Somorjai, UC-Berkeley; 102 Benedum, 9:30 am

Russian Film Symposium
“Kiss Them All! 2: We Will Live” (2014), 1500 Posvar, 10 am; “The Irony of Fate 2” (2016), 1500 Posvar, 2 pm; “The Dawns Are Quiet Here” (2015), 477 Melwood Ave., 7:30 pm

Benefits Fair
1105 ABC Scaife, 10:30 am-1:30 pm

Sr. VC Research Seminar
“Chronic Effects of Acute Gastrointestinal Infection,” Timothy Hand, pediatrics & immunology; Scaife lect. rm 6, noon (

Psychiatry Grand Rounds
“Developing a National Neuroscience Curriculum:Progress on Planning for the Future of Psychiatry,” Michael Travis; WPIC aud., noon (

Saturday 7

Europe Day Festival
Posvar, noon-7:30 pm (

Russian Film Symposium
“The Land of Oz” (2015); 477 Melwood Ave., 7:30 pm

Sunday 8

Bradford Southern Tier Symphony
“Americana”; Blaisdell Bromeley Family Theater, 3 pm, UPB (

Monday 9

WPIC Mental Health Conf.
“The Evolutionary Power of Transcendence & Implications for Clinical Practice”; Eddy Theatre, Chatham, 10 am-5 pm (

HSLS Workshop
“Endnote Basics,” Linda Hartman; Falk Library classrm. 2, 2:30-4:30 pm (

Neurobiology Distinguished Lecture
“Consequences of BDNF Signaling,” Moses Chao, NYU; UClub ballrm. A, 4 pm (

Tuesday 10

Staff Spring Assembly
“Focus on Work/Life Balance”; WPU Kurtzman Rm., 11:30 am-3 pm (

HSLS Workshop
“Advanced Powerpoint for Presentations,” Julia Dahm; Falk Library classrm. 2, noon (

CTSI Workshop
“Controlling Controlled Substances in Research,” Bill Yates; 7039 Forbes Tower, noon (

Faculty Assembly Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Wednesday 11

Hepatology Lecture
“Malnutrition & the Liver Patient,” M. Dun; Montefiore 7 east classrm. D, 7 am (

Richard L. Simmons Surgery Lecture
“Trauma Care: A Case Study in Translating Research Into Policy,”Avery Nathens, U of Toronto; UClub ballrm. A & B, 7:30 am-2 pm

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“Biomarker Plasma Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) DNA in the Context of an NPC Clinical Trial: Standardizing the Assay,” Quynh-Thu Xuan Le, Stanford; UPMC Cancer Pavilion 2nd fl. Herberman Aud., 8 am (

HR Workshop
“Navigating the University Library System”; G74 Hillman Library, 9-11 am (

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Linda Hartman; Falk Library classrm. 1, 11 am (

Pathology Conf.
“Immunopathology at the University of Pittsburgh: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants,” Stewart Sell, NY Dept. of Health; 1104 Scaife, noon (412-648-1040)

PIND/Blechman Foundation Lecture
“Neuroprotection Clinical Trials in Molecularly Defined Patient Populations: Modulation of Neurodegenerative Proteins in Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration,” Adam Boxer, UC-San Francisco; 6014 BST3, noon (

Thursday 12

HR Workshop
“Excel, 2013 Quick Start: Charts & Pivot Tables,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield Hall, 10 am (

Sr. VC Laureate Lecture
“Development & Evolution of the Cerebral Cortex,” Pasko Rakic, Yale; Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

CTSI Workshop
“Using Electronic Lab Notebooks,” Carrie Iwema; 7039 Forbes Tower, noon (

Senate PUP Mtg.
272 Hillman, 2:30 pm


“Strategic Platforms in the Digital Age,” Mark Bender; April 28, 119 Mervis, 10 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“New Probes of Cosmic Microwave Background Large-scale Anomalies,” Simone Aiola; April 28, 321 Allen, 11 am

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures
“Screening Violence: Mediations on Perception in Contemporary Argentine Literature & Film of the Post-Dictatorship,” Anne Wesserling; April 29, 312 CL, 11 am

“From Socialist Humanism to Neoliberal Populism:Two Regimes of Media in Late & Post-Socialist Europe,” Martin Marinos; April 29, 1128 CL, 3:30 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology
“The Effect of Electrical Stimulation on Aged Skeletal Muscle Regenerative Potential,” Ricardo Ferrari; May 2, 4014 Forbes Tower, 10 am

“Recovered Beginnings: Rhetoric’s Disaffiliation From Poetry,” Marie-Odile Hobeika; May 2, 1128 CL, 1 pm

IS/IS &Technology
“Advanced Distributed Data Integration Infrastructure & Research Data Management Portal,” Evgeny Karataev; May 6, 828 IS, 11 am

IS/IS & Technology
“Modeling Ephemeral State of Relevance and User Activities in a Search Session,” Jiepu Jiang; May 11, 828 IS, 10 am

Public Health/Health Policy & Management
“Evaluating the Safety & Effectiveness of New Oral Anticoagulants in the Medicare Population,” Inmaculada Hernandez; May 12, A719 Crabtree, 9 am


Studio Arts Student Exhibit
FFA Gallery, through April 30, 10 am-4 pm
Falk Library
“Interactive Anatomy: Flips, Flaps & Pop-up Books”; through April 30
Falk Library
“Pictures of Nursing” postcard collection; main fl., through May 13
Barco Law Library
“Oracles & Vesicles,” Michael Walter; through May 27


Benefits Open Enrollment
Changes must be made online by May 17, (



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