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September 15, 2016


Thursday 15

“Celebrating America’s National Parks Centennial,” an exhibit of works by Denise Drummond, runs through Oct. 2 in Pitt-Bradford’s KOA Gallery, Blaisdell Hall.

“Celebrating America’s National Parks Centennial,” an exhibit of works by Denise Drummond, runs through Oct. 2 in Pitt-Bradford’s KOA Gallery, Blaisdell Hall.

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Retroviral Restriction & Viral Countermeasures,” Ian Taylor, Francis Crick Inst.; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Ctr. for Causal Discovery Lecture
“Learning Causal Effects: Bridging Instruments & Backdoors,” Ricardo Silva, University College London; 407A Offices at Baum, 5607 Baum Blvd., 11 am (

Farmers’ Market
WPU driveway, 11:30 am-2:30 pm

Epidemiology Seminar
“Social Determinants of Health & Atrial Fibrillation,” Jared Magnani; G23 Parran, noon

Law/Information Sciences/Public & International Affairs Lecture
“Nexus of Cyber Law & Data Analytics,” John Baker, Commanding General U.S. Army; 2500 Posvar, noon

Humanities Colloquium
“The Terrible, the Repulsive & the Obscene,” Michelle Maydanchik; 602 CL, 12:30 pm (

Senate PUP Mtg.
272 Hillman, 2:30 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“From Little Animals to Moving Molecules,” Simon Watkins, cell biology; Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

ULS Graduate Students Pints & Pies
G49 Hillman Library, 4-7 pm

Pitt Arts Lecture
“Thunderdog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog & the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero,” Michael Hingson; FFA aud., 7-9 pm (

Friday 16

GI Research Rounds
“Psychobehavioral Approaches to GI Disease,” Eva Szigethy; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing, 7:30 am

Pitt-United Way Day of Caring
Various locations, 8:30 am-3:30 pm (
HSLS Workshop
“Endnote Basics,” Melissa Ratajeski; Falk Library classrm. 2, noon (

Philosophy Lecture
“The Quiet Moments of Integration: G. Ledyard Stebbins, Historiography & the Evolutionary Synthesis (1959-2000),”Vassiliki Smocovitis, U of FL; 817R CL, noon

Psychiatry Lecture
“Strategies for Biomarker Discovery in Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry,” Armin Raznahan, NIMH; WPIC aud., noon (

Honors College Writers’ Café
“Song of My Selves: Using Multiple Voices,” Joy Katz & Charles Legere; Writing Ctr., 317B O’Hara Student Ctr., 3:30-5:30 pm

French & Italian Lecture
“Toward a Sadean Visual Language: Libidinal Economies, Transmediality & the Ghost of the French Revolution,” Olivier Delers, U of Richmond; 602 CL, 4:30 pm

Saturday 17

Social Work Volunteer Day
“Be a HERO”; 9 am departure, Bigelow Blvd. in front of CL, 9:30 am-noon (

Pitt Arts Fall Fest
WPU lawn, 12:30-3:30 pm (rain location: WPU lower lounge;

Sunday 18

Hispanic & Latino Prof. Assn./ Hispanic Latin@ Alumni Council Potluck
Frick Park shelter, Braddock & Forbes aves., 1-5 pm

Monday 19

Flu Shot Clinic
Salk Commons, 10 am-2 pm

HSLS Workshop
“Literature Reviews: What’s Your Type?” Linda Hartman; Falk Library classrm. 1, 11 am

CTSI Workshop
“Identifying Issues in the Responsible Conduct of Research,“ Karen Schmidt; 7035 Forbes Twr., noon (
Senate EPC Mtg.
826 CL, 3 pm

Tuesday 20

Senate Benefits & Welfare Com. Mtg.
702 Benedum, 10 am

Magee-Women’s Research Inst. Work in Progress Seminar /Conf.
“The Support Trial: Highlighting the Importance of Informed Consent in Clinical Research,” Toby Yanowitz; Magee Women’s Research Inst., 1st fl. conf. rm, noon

CRSP Lecture
“Why Diversity Programs Don’t Work,” Frank Dobbin, Harvard; 2017 CL, noon (

Philosophy Lecture
“Why We Cannot Learn From Minimal Models,” Roberto Fumagalli, U of Bayreuth; 817R CL, noon

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“MKRN3: A New Player in the Regulation of Human Puberty & Reproduction,” Ursula Kaiser, Harvard; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“Base Excision Repair & Human Disease,” Joann Sweasy, Yale; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon (

Senate CRC Mtg.
140 Alumni, noon

HSLS Workshop
“Prezi for Presentations,” Julia Dahm; Falk Library classrm. 2, 12:30 pm

Senate EIADAC Mtg.
826 CL, 1 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Lecture
“Does Vitamin E Prevent Cancer?” Nanjoo Suh, Rutgers; 1395 BST, 3:30 pm

Neurobiology Lecture
“Experience Dependent Dendritic Spine Plasticity in the Cortex,” Wenbiao Gan, NYU; U Club ballrm. A, 4 pm

Social Work Career Development Workshop
“Social Work Licensure,” Kristina Faddoul; 2017 CL, 5 pm

Latin American Studies Lecture
“How Borges Wrote: A Story & a Poem,” Daniel Balderston, modern languages; 602 CL, 5 pm

Wednesday 21

Inst. for International Studies in Ed. Year of Diversity Symposium
“Indigenous Education”; 5604 Posvar, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (

Molecular/Cellular Cancer Biology Seminar
“Comprehensive Functional Analysis of TLK2 Amplifications in Aggressive Luminal Breast Cancers With Enhanced Chromosomal Instability,” Xiaosong Wang; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Research Pavilion 2nd fl. conf. rm., 9 am

HR Workshop
“Everything You Wanted to Know About Capital Assets But Were Afraid to Ask,” Kevin Starke, payment processing; 2nd. fl. conf. rm., 116 Atwood St., 10 am (

HSLS Workshop
“Advanced Endnote for Savvier Information Management,” Pat Weiss; Falk Library classrm. 1, 10:30 am

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds
“Health Care Quality & Efficiency,” Paul O’Neill Sr., former Secy. of Treasury; 1105 A/B Scaife, noon

SAC Mtg.
102 Benedum, noon
Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Andrea Ketchum; Falk Library classrm. 1, 4 pm (

Thursday 22

HR Workshop
“Navigating PittSource for Supervisors,” Jordan Miller; 211 Lawrence, 9 am (

HSLS/Biomedical Informatics Symposium
“Bringing Rigor & Reproducibility to Research”; keynote: “Rethinking the Scholarly Record: Facilitating Reproducibility of Computational Results,” Victoria Stodden, U of IL-Urbana/Champaign; S120 BST, 10 am-2 pm (

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Single Molecule Analysis of DNA Repair Enzymes Reveals a Novel Recognition at a Distance Mechanism,” Ben Houten; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Equipoise Mtg.
630 WPU, noon

ADRC Lecture
“Neuroimaging & Biomarkers for Trauma-related Neurodegeneration,” David Okonkwo, neurosurgery; S439 conf. rm. Montefiore, noon (412/692-2721)

The Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Maximizing Your Inheritance: Effectively Adapting ‘Inherited’ Course Materials in Your Own Teaching”; 815 Alumni, noon (

Day of Caring Thank You Luncheon
Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, noon

Epidemiology Seminar
“Childhood Cancer in PA,” Gene Weinberg, PA Dept. of Health; G23 Parran aud., noon

The Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Blacking Up: Hip Hop’s Remix of Race & Identity”; Alumni 7th fl. aud., 3 pm (

Pgh. Ctr. for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar
“Keratins in Enamel: A New Chapter in an Old Story,” Elia Beniash; 1695 BST, 4 pm (

Poet Ada Limón

Poet Ada Limón

English Pgh. Contemporary Writers Lecture
Ada Limón, poet; public health aud., 8:30 pm

Friday 23

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

Philosophy Conf.
“Reductionism & Integration, Bioethics & Behavior: A Conference Celebrating the Career of Kenneth F. Schaffner,” 817 CL, 8:30 am-5:15 pm (also Sept. 24, 8:30 am-4:15 pm;

The Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Introduction to Computers: Windows 10”; B26 Alumni, 10 am (

Sr. VC Lecture
“Lost in Translation: Dysregulation of Host Protein Synthesis in Virus-induced Carcinogenesis,” Masahiro Shuda, Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

Bradford Campus Concert
Susan Waterbury, violin; Elizabeth Simkin, cello; Miri Yampolsky, piano; Studio Theater Blaisdell, UPB, noon

Psychiatry Lecture
“From Base Camp to the Summit: Understanding Adolescent Brain Trajectories,” Beatriz Luna; WPIC aud., noon (

Senate BPC Mtg.
156 CL, 2 pm

The Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Tools for Creating Personalized Learning”; B26 Alumni, 3 pm (

The Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Chinese Student Perspectives: Understanding Our Students,” Meiyi Song; 232 Lawrence, 3 pm (

Titusville Campus Polynesian Dinner/Dance
“Manna Polynesia;” McKinney Commons, UPT, 4:30 (also music & dance 7 pm;

Saturday 24

Bradford Campus Open House
10 am, UPB (register:

Sunday 25

Jewish Studies Book Launch
“Her Deeds Sing Her Praises: Profiles of Pittsburgh Jewish Women,” Eileen Lane, Lois Michaels & Eric Lidji, co-editors; Heinz History Ctr., Downtown, 10 am

Monday 26

The Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Basic Video Editing in Windows Live Movie Maker”; B26 Alumni, 10 am (

Flu Shot Clinic
S123 BST, 10 am-2 pm

The Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Effective Teaching With & Without PowerPoint”; 815 Alumni, 1 pm (

The Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Blackboard Assessment Tools”; B26 Alumni, 2 pm (

Jewish Studies Lecture
“Holocaust Reparation & Restitution Files in German State Archives: Institutional Approaches to Managing Ethical & Technical Challenges for Providing Access,”
Katharina Hering, Georgetown; Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 3 pm

Physics/Astronomy Lecture
“Fashion, Faith & Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe,” Roger Penrose, Oxford; U Club ballrm. B, 4 pm (

Tuesday 27

HR Workshop
“Working With International Populations at Pitt”; 342 Craig, 9 am (

Magee-Women’s Research Inst. Work in Progress Seminar /Conf.
“Phenotype Based Drug Discovery in Vivo Using Novel Zebrafish Models,” Edward Burton; Magee Women’s Research Inst. 1st fl. conf. rm, noon

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“The Power of Statistics in Making Sense of Biomedical Omics Data,” Wei Chen; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon

UPCI Seminar
“UPCI Retreat Poster Winners,” Lin Zhang; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper conf. rm. D, noon (412/623-3241)

Philosophy Lecture
“A Case Study in the Metaphysics of Biological Practice: The Parts of the Human Genome, “Marie Kaiser, U of Koln; 817R CL, noon

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Lecture
“X-ray Laser Insights Into Assembly & Phosphorylation Dependent Recruitment of Arrestin by GPCRs,” H. Eric Xu, Van Andel Research Inst.; 1395 BST, 3:30 pm (412-383-7757)

Everyone votesPA Launch PA
Secretary of State Pedro A. Cortés; Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 5-7 pm

GS&WS Lecture
“Women Behind Bars: Realities & Resistance,” Victoria Law; The Big Idea Bookstore, 4812 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield, 7:30 pm

Wednesday 28

Clinical Oncology/Hematology Grand Rounds
“Emerging Non-Factor Therapeutics for Hemophilia,” Margaret Ragni; Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper conf. rm. B & C, 8 am (

Pathology Lecture
“Therapeutic Approaches to Neurodegenerative Disease,” Joachim Herz, U of TX; 1104 Scaife, noon

Forum for Law & Public Policy Lecture
“Cross-examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents,” Talmage Boston; Hillman Library Thornburgh Rm., noon

HSLS Workshop
“Literature Mining: InfoBoosters, Molecular Databases & F1000 Workspace,” Anusuman Chattopadhyay; Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm (

The Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Developing a Lesson Plan”; 815 Alumni, 2 pm (

Health Sciences Diversity Lecture
“Hope for Honduras: A Model of Sustainable Community Development for Global Health NGOs,” Gysella Pujalt; S120 BST, 4 pm

Equipoise/US Presidential Panel Discussion
UClub ballrm. B, 5:30 pm

Bradford Campus Discussion
“Inequity Within the Criminal Justice System,” Tony Gaskew; Bradford Area Public Library, 7 pm (

Thursday 29

HR Workshop
“Developing Your Career at the University of Pittsburgh,” Sherry Brown, McCarl Ctr. conf. rm., Posvar, 9 am (

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Mechanisms of Vinculin Activation, Motility & Force Transmission,” Sharon Campbell, UNC-Chapel Hill; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Farmers’ Market
WPU driveway, 11:30 am-2:30 pm

Social Work Presentation
“What Does Prevention Look Like?” Patricia Martin; 2017 CL, noon (

Epidemiology Seminar
“Psychological & CV Risk Factor Changes During Menopause: Do They Matter for Coronary Heart Disease?” Karen Matthews; G23 Parran, noon

CTSI Workshop
“3R Literature Searching for Animal Research Protocols,” Melissa Ratajeski; S123 BST, 3 pm (

Pitt-Johnstown Memorial Service
For Carroll Grimes, former chair of UPJ’s humanities division & professor emerita of English, who died Aug. 29; Whalley Chapel, UPJ, 4 pm

ULS Wine, Cheese & Conversation
Hillman Library Thornburgh Rm., 4-7 pm (rsvp:

Communication Science/Disorders Lecture
“Hearing Loss in Older Adults: A Public Health Perspective,” Frank Lin, Johns Hopkins; UClub 2nd fl. ballrm., 5 pm (reception 4 pm;


Audubon/Hillman Library
“The Red Phalarope”; gr. fl. Audubon exhibit case, through Sept. 30; M-Th 8 am-10 pm, Fri. 8 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm & Sun. noon-9 pm (412-648-8190)

Bradford Campus
“Celebrating America’s National Parks Centennial”; Denise Drummond; KOA Gallery Blaisdell, UPB, through Oct. 2; M-F 8:30 am-6 pm

Barco Library
“Sailing Through History,” Dennis O’Leary & James Morar; Sept. 16-Nov. 23, M-Th 8 am-10 pm, F 8 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun noon-10 pm (8-1376)


Public Health/Epidemiology
“Doubly Robust Estimation in 2-Stage Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-out,” Andrew Topp; Sept. 20, A216 Crabtree, noon

“Mild Cognitive Impairments in Older Rural-Dwelling Adults,” Meghan Mattos; Sept. 22, 451 Victoria, 10 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies
“Adaptive & Power-aware Fault Tolerance for Future Extreme-scale Computing,” Xiaolong Cui; Sept. 22, 6106 Sennott, 1 pm


Science 2016
Abstracts due Sept. 19. (

African American Alumni Council Brunch
RSVP by Sept. 26 for Oct. 9 event: “Honoring Robert Hill: A Legacy of Service. ” (

Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring
Nominations due Sept. 30. (

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists
Proposals due Oct. 3. (

ADRC Seed Monies Grant Program
Letter of intent deadline due Oct. 7; invited proposals due Oct. 28. (info: 412-692-2731)

Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Awards
Nominations due Oct. 14. (

Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Awards
Nominations due Oct. 14. (

Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Awards
Nominations due Oct. 14. (

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