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May 12, 2016



Thursday 12

Final_Farmers MarketHR Workshop
“Excel 2013 Quick Start: Charts & Pivot Tables,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield Hall, 10 am (repeats May 19; register:
Farmer’s Market
WPU driveway, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Sr. VC Laureate Lecture
“Development & Evolution of the Cerbral Cortex,” Pasko Rakic, Yale; Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon
CTSI Workshop
“Using Electronic Lab Notebooks,” Carrie Iwema, 7039 Forbes Twr., noon (
Senate PUP Mtg.
272 Hillman, 2:30 pm
Education/Prevention Discussion
“Lyme Disease & Zika Virus,” PA Sen. Jay Costa & Karen Murphy, PA Dept. of Health secretary; Schenley Park Cafe & Visitor Ctr., 6:30-8 pm (
Bradford Campus Lecture
“Finding New Worlds: The Search for Exoplanets,” Sam Mellon, U of Rochester, 107 Fisher, UPB, 7 pm

Friday 13

A&S/Society for Novel Studies Conf.
“Novel in or Against World Literature,” Wyndham U Ctr., 8:30 am-5 pm (keynote: “The Novel Astray: The Picaro in the World,” Katie Trumpener, Yale, Wyndham U Ctr. ,Schenley rms. I-IV, 12:30-2:15 pm; & keynote“Vanity’s Residue,” Tom McCarthy, UClub ballrm. B, 7 pm;!schedule/cee5)
Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Research Symposium
Keynote: “Synthesis at the Interface of Chemistry & Biology,” Peter Schultz, Scripps Research Inst., 3:30 pm; FFA, 9 am-7 pm (

Saturday 14

A&S/Society for Novel Studies Conf.
“Novel in or Against World Literature,” Wyndham U Ctr., 8:30 am-5 pm (keynote: “How the West Was One, From Huck Finn to Hollywood,” Jed Esty, Penn; Wyndham U Ctr., Schenley rms. I-IV, 12:30-2:15 pm;!schedule/cee5)

Monday 16

• Summer 12-week, 6-week-1, 4-week-1 sessions enrollment period ends, classes begin.


SAC/Benefits Refresher & Open Enrollment Updates
WPU ballrm., noon (register:
Senate EPC Mtg.
826 CL, 3 pm

Tuesday 17

• Benefits open enrollment period ends.


Faculty/Staff Development Program
“Behavioral-Based Interviewing,” Mark Burdsall; 342 Craig, 9 am-12:30 pm
Senate CRC Mtg.
Homewood Children’s Village field trip, noon-2 pm, departing campus at 11:30 am ( or
UPCI Research Seminar
“Intratumoral Heterogeneity: Cooperation of Cancer Cells in Breast Cancer,” Mei Zhang, developmental biology; Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon (
Faculty/Staff Development Program
“Starting or Completing an Undergraduate Degree or Certificate,” Kaitlin Yacob & Kim Phillips; 1400 Posvar, 12:30 pm (register:

Wednesday 18

• Summer 4-week-1 & 6-week-1 sessions add/drop period ends.

Pulmonary Hypertension Conf.
Pathology conf. rm., Montefiore 7 East, 7 am
SBDC Workshop
“The Mystery of the Cloud,” Ruth Wepfer, Wepfer & Assoc., & John White, Expedient; Rivers Club, 301 Grant St., Downtown, 7:30-10 am (register:
Faculty/Staff Development Program
“P-Card Administration,” Rachel Walsh; 116 Atwood, 2nd fl. conf. rm., 9-11 am (register:
Faculty/Staff Development Program
“Leadership & Effective Talent Development,” Ron Magnuson; 532 Alumni, 9 am-noon (register:
Engineering Seminar
“Quantitative Understanding of Microseismicity for Characterization & Development of Hydrocarbon & Geothermal Reservoirs,” Serg Shapiro, Freie Universitaet Berlin; 102 Benedum, 11 am
Pathology Seminar
“Making Large Group Teaching Interactive,” Carla Spagnoletti & Jennifer Corbelli, medicine; 1104 Scaife, noon (412-648-1040)
CTSI Workshop
“Implementing Ethical Conduct of Human Participant Research,” Karen Schmidt, 7039 Forbes Twr., noon (
SAC Mtg.
102 Benedum, noon
Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm
Dental/Oral & Maxillofacial Lecture
“Implants,” Mark Ochs; G33 Salk, 4-6 pm

Thursday 19

Faculty/Staff Development Program
“Using Social Media for Career Development,” Kyshira Moffett; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (register:
Senate EIADAC Mtg.
826 CL, 11 am
Thrival Third Thursdays
Forbes Digital Plaza, Forbes & S. Bouquet, 11 am-2 pm
CTSI Workshop
“Building a Lab Culture,” Paula Davis, 7039 Forbes Twr., noon (
Immunology Eberly Distinguished Lecture
“LC3-associated Phagocytosis: How Autophagy & Phagocytosis Collide at the Crossroads of Inflammation, Innate Immunity & Aging,” Douglas Green, St. Jude’s Children’s Hosp.; Scaife lect. rm. 6, noon

Friday 20

• Summer term add/drop period ends.

Bike to Work Day Commuter Cafe
Schenley Plaza, 7:30-9:30 am
Memorial Service
For Daniel Russell, professor emeritus in French & Italian languages & literatures, who died April 10; Heinz Chapel, 11 am
HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Rose Turner; Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (
UCSUR Seminar
“Exacting a Pound of Flesh: How Neighborhood Environments Contribute to Childhood Food Insecurity & Obesity,” Anna Santiago, U of MI; 3343 Forbes, noon (rsvp:
Psychiatry Lecture
“Researchers on the Rise,” Marianne Seney & Ryan Logan; WPIC aud., noon (
Senate Research Committee Mtg.
156 CL, 1 pm
Senate BPC Mtg.
1817 CL, 2 pm

Saturday 21Diploma

Dental Medicine Diploma Ceremony
Heinz Hall, Downtown, 1 pm (

Monday 23

• Summer 12-week add/drop period ends.

Medicine Diploma Ceremony
Soldiers & Sailors, 4 pm (

Tuesday 24

Faculty/Staff Development Program
“Different Like You,” Warren McCoy; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (register:
HR Workshop
“Microsoft Excel 2013 Fundamentals,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield Hall, 10 am-noon (register:
SAC/LifeSolutions Presentation
“The Opiate Crisis: Managing the Impact of Heroin & Other Drugs,” WPU Assembly Rm., noon (

Wednesday 25

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds
Steven Shapiro, UPMC; Scaife 1105AB, noon
Pathology Seminar
“Interplay Between the Mucosal Barrier & Leukocytes: New Paradigms & Challenges,” Charles Parkos, U of MI; Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon (412-648-1040)
Bernard Fisher Lecture
“PD-1 Blockade in Cancer Treatment: Precision Medicine Meets Immunotherapy,” Suzanne Topalian, Johns Hopkins; Scaife lecture rm. 6, 3:30 pm

Thursday 26

Pathology Fetterman Lecture
“Malignant Gastrointestinal Neuroectodermal Tumor as a Paradigm of Oncogenic Molecular Promiscuity,” Eduardo Zambrano, Stanford; Children’s Rangos 3rd fl. conf. rm., 8 am (412-648-1040)
Faculty/Staff Development Program
“Managing Staff Performance: Addressing the Need for Improvement,” Jane Volk; 211 Lawrence, 9-11 am (register:
HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Rebecca Abromitis; Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (
Technology Planning Forum
WPU Assembly Rm., noon (


Public Health/Health Policy & Management
“Evaluating the Safety & Effectiveness of New Oral Anticoagulants in the Medicare Population,” Inmaculada Hernandez; May 13, 109 Parran, noon
“Planning for Failure,” Robert Steel; May 16, 1001B CL, noon
Medicine/Cellular & Molecular Pathology
“Leukocyte Specific Protein-1: A Novel Regulator of Hepatocellular Migration & Proliferation in Liver Regeneration & Cancer,” Kelly Koral; May 19, 520 Eye & Ear, 2 pm
“Enantioselective Synthesis & Cycloisomerization of Bicycle [1.1.0] Butate,” Yongzhao Yan; May 19, 307 Eberly, 2 pm
SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology
“Timing & Coordination of Gait: Impact of Aging, Gait Speed & Rhythmic Auditory Cueing,” Maha Almawani; May 24, 4060 Forbes Twr., 10 am


Falk Library
“Pictures of Nursing” postcard collection; main fl., through May 13
Barco Law Library
“Oracles & Vesicles,” Michael Walter; through May 27


People’s Oakland Gala
RSVP by May 16 for May 26 event “Celebrate Recovery,” Schenley Plaza, 6-9 pm. (412-683-7140 x234;
Benefits Open Enrollment
Changes must be made online by May 17. (
UPCI & IPM, Precision Medicine in Cancer & Other Disciplines Pilot Awards
Application deadline is June 1. (

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University & on-campus events of May 26-June 9. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on May 19. Send information to

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