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October 13, 2016


Thursday 13

FSDP Workshop
“Baby Boomers to Millennials: Respect & Productivity in the Workplace,” Warren McCoy; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

FSDP Workshop
“Using for Professional Development,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield, 10 am (register:

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
Thomas Smithgall; 6014 BST3, 11 am

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

Health Services Research Seminar
“Cost Effectiveness of Vaccination Implementation Programs,” Ken Smith; 305 Parkvale, noon

GI Lecture
“Randomized Control Trial,” Elyse Johnston; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2, noon

Epidemiology Seminar
“Epi in Action! Student Poster Presentation Symposium”; O’Hara Student Ctr. dining rm., noon

ULS/CMU Libraries’ Engineering & Science Day of Discovery
102 Benedum Bevier Engineering Library, 1-4 pm

HSLS Workshop
“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,” Julia Dahm; Falk Library classrm. 1, 2:30 pm (

World Café: Research Through International Collaborations
O’Hara Student Ctr. ballrm., 3-4:30 pm (rsvp:

Engineering Lecture
“Manufacturing at Micro & Nano-Dimensional Scales,” Placid Ferreira, U of IL; 157 Benedum, 3:30 pm (

Global Studies Lecture
“Ethics for One World,” Peter Singer, Princeton & U of Melbourne; Carnegie Library lecture hall, 7 pm

Friday 14

Psychiatry Grand Rounds
“Deconstructing the Clinician’s Roles in Medical Education,” Susan Lieff, U of Toronto; WPIC aud., noon

Bradford Campus Concert
“Family FUNKtion & Sitar Jams”; Studio Theater, UPB, noon

Data Management Group Webinar
“Provenance,” Zachary Ives; Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Philosophy Lecture
“Pragmatism About Causation & Chance,” Alison Fernandes, Columbia; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

FSDP Workshop
“Starting or Completing an Undergraduate Degree or Certificate,” Kaitlyn Yacob & Kim Phillips; 342 Craig, 12:30 pm (register:

Global Studies Lecture
“Global Ethics in a Time of Total Change,” Peter Singer, Princeton & U of Melbourne; FFA aud., 6 pm

Monday 17

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Rebecca Abromitis; Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (

Senate Educational Policies Mtg.
826 CL, 3 pm

Hispanic & Latino Professional Assn./Hispanic Heritage Month Event
“Evening of Diversity”; Alumni Connolly Ballrm., 6 pm

Pgh. Contempory Writers Lecture
“The Writer’s Life: Where the God of Love Hangs Out,” Amy Bloom; FFA aud., 8:30 pm (

Tuesday 18

FSDP Workshop
“International Scholars & Employees at Pitt,” OIS staff; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

FSDP Workshop
“My Pitt Video Quick Start,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield, 10 am (register:

Biomedical Informatics Seminar
“The Art of War: Deciphering the Ecology & Evolution of Nature’s Antibiotic Factories,” Erik Wright, U of WI-Madison; 560 Baum Blvd., classrm. 407 A/B, 11 am

Equipoise Mtg.
630 WPU, noon

Senate Community Relations Mtg. – Cancelled
140 Alumni, noon

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“UPCI Retreat Poster Winners,” Jason Lohmueller, Adel Mahjoub, Rekha Gyanchandani & Yana Najjar; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon (

Philosophy Lecture
“Intuition & Visualization in Mathematics With Particular Reference to Felix Klein,” Daniele Muttini, U of Bologna; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Equipoise/Collegiate YMCA UW Event
UClub library, 4:30 pm

Wednesday 19

FSDP Workshop
“Strategies for Excellence in Written Professional Communication,” Michael Bannan; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

Global Health Student Assn./Ctr. for Global Health Film
“He Named Me Malala: 1 Child, 1 Teacher & 1 Pen Can Change the World,” Davis Guggenheim; A115 Crabtree, 11 am

FSDP Workshop
“Resume Writing & Cover Letters,” Mark Burdsall; 342 Craig, noon (register:

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds
“Innate Immunity in Critical Illness,” Mark Hall; 1105 A/B Scaife, noon

SAC Mtg.
837 WPU, noon

CRSP Lecture
“Residential Segregation: What Are the Remedies?” Richard Rothstein, Economic Policy Inst., UC-Berkeley; 2017 CL, noon

Humanities Workshop
“Writing Intellectural Biographies: Bringing Thinkers & Their Ideas to Life,” Laura Snyder; 602 CL, 12:30 pm (

Dick Thornburgh Forum
“L’Arche USA: People With & Without Intellectural Disabilities Living & Working Together”; UClub ballrm. B, 1 pm (

Neurosurgery Stuart Rowe Research Lecture
“Research Issue Relevant in the Field of Neurological Surgery”; Suite B-400 Presby, 1 pm

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Johnson Inst. Emerging Leader Award
“Honoring Alec Karakatsanis, Civil Rights Corps”; UClub ballrm. A, 4 pm (rsvp:

Africana Studies Presentation
“Advancing the Egalitarian Ideal,” William Julius Wilson, Harvard; FFA aud., 6:30 pm (

Thursday 20

FSDP Workshop
“Microsoft Word 2013 Fundamentals,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield, 10 am (register:

HSLS Workshop
“Endnote Basics,” Pat Weiss; Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am (

Epidemiology Seminar
“Addressing Breast Cancer Disparities,” Lucile Campbell, Georgetown; G23 Parran, noon

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

A&S/Open Door Project
“From Birmingham to Black Lives Matter”; 501 CL, 3 pm (

Senate Plant Utilization & Planning Mtg.
272 Hillman Library, 3:30 pm

Engineering Lecture
“Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete,” Jeff Duncan-Andade, San Francisco State; 157 Benedum, 4 pm (

Humanities Lecture
“Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek & the Reinvention of Seeing,” Laura Snyder, history & philosophy of science; Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre, 6 pm (

German Film Screening/Discussion
“Bran Qurbani’s ‘Wir sind Jung. Wir Sind Stark,’” Randall Halle; G24 CL, 6:30 pm

Friday 21

Inst. for Entrepreneurial Excellence Workshop
“Developing a Business Plan”; Mervis, 7:30-10:30 am (

Drug Take Back Day
Pitt collection of expired/unwanted medications: University Pharmacy, Nordenberg Hall, 9 am-3 pm; UPMC collection: most UPMC hospitals, Falk Pharmacy, Forbes Pharmacy, Hillman Cancer Ctr., Forbes Twr., 10 am-2 pm

FSDP Workshop
“University Archives & Records Management,” Zach Brodt & Alex Toner; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

Psychiatry Lecture
“The Topography & Significance of Dopamine Dysfunction in Schizophrenia,” Anissa Dargharm, Columbia; WPIC aud., noon

HSLS Workshop
“Metadata Standards,” Susanna Sansone; Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon (

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Religious Diversity in the Classroom,” Lynn Coghill; 232 Lawrence, 3 pm (

“The Nationalization of the Postal Service & the Print Media in Post-Unification Italy,” Gabriella Romani, Seton Hall; 602 CL, 4:30 pm

Susan Hicks Memorial Event/Ride/ Fundraiser
Forbes Ave. near Bellefield, 4:30 pm; bike ride 5:30 pm; happy hour fundraiser, Brillobox; 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield, 5-8 pm (

Monday 24

Flu Shot Clinic
102 Benedum, 10 am-2 pm

German Lecture
“The Joke’s on Us: Creating Community Through Humor in German Ethno-Comedy,” Kathrin Bower, U of Richmond; 602 CL, 3 pm

Hispanic & Latino Professional Assn. Happy Hour
UClub College Rm., 5 pm

Tuesday 25

FSDP Workshop
“Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Environment: The Why & How,” Cheryl Ruffin & Warren McCoy; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

FSDP Workshop
“Office 2013 Quick Start: Word, Excel, Powerpoint,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield, 10 am (register:

UCIS Panel Discussion
“Empowering Girls to Change the World,” Kakenya Ntaiya; Alumni 7th fl. aud., 11 am

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“TCR Signal Strength Regulates AKT Substrate Specificity to Induce Alternate Th & Tre Differentiation Programs,” Penelope Morel; Shadyside west wing aud., noon (

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Probing & Enhancing Tissue Regeneration”; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon

Social Work Workshop
“Effective Interviews”; 2309 CL, noon, (

Philosophy Lecture
“Explanatory Asymmetry & Inferential Practice,” Kareem Khalifa, Middlebury; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

German Roundtable Discussion
“Refugee Crisis & the Daily Life of Refugees in Germany & Austria,” Viktoria Harms & Jaclyn Kurash; 211 Lawrence, 3 pm

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Lecture
“Targeting the EMT-like Phenotype in Invasive Lobular Carcinoma,” Emily Bossart; 1395 BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 26

Family Medicine Grand Rounds Lecture
“Primary Care & Federal Health Reform: Decreasing Health Disparities,” Wanda Filer, American Academy of Family Practice; Scaife lecture rm. 1, 8 am (412-383-2248)

Senate Benefits &Welfare Mtg.
702 Benedum, 9 am

FSDP Workshop
“Compensation Administration for Supervisors”; 211 Lawrence, 9 am (register:

FSDP Workshop
“Influential Leadership,” Maureen Lazar; 342 Craig, 1-4:30 pm (

HSLS Workshop
“Gene Regulation: TRANSFAC, NextBio, Encode,” Ansuman Chattopadhyay; Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm (

UCIS International Alumni Panel Discussion
“Journey to Pitt, Experiences & How Pitt Prepared Them to Return Home”; 548 WPU, 2 pm

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Best Practices in Online Teaching”; B23 Alumni, 2 pm (

Office of Academic Career Workshop
“The Scientific Publication Process: An Editor’s Perspective,” Brooke LaFlamme, Nature Genetics; S100 BST, 3 pm (’s-perspective)

Classics Lecture
“Philosopher-Kings & Stoic Stages: Epictetus’ Account of the ‘Starting Points’ (aphormai) of Virtue,” Sara Magrin, UC-Berkeley; G8 CL, 3:30 pm

German Film Screening/Discussion
“Akbar Ahmed’s ‘Journey Into Europe,’” Sabine von Dirke; G8 CL, 6:30 pm

Thursday 27

GI Lecture
“Endoscopy #1: Foreign Body Removal,” Kevin McGrath; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing., 7 am

Office of Academic Career Workshop
“Publishing in High-Impact Journals: An Editor’s Perspective,” Brooke LaFlamme, Nature Genetics; S100 BST, 8:30 am (

FSDP Workshop
“Writing With Style: Official University Style, That Is!” Sarah Rosenson; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

FSDP Workshop
“Computer Security,” Sean Sweeney; 302 Benedum, 10 am (register:

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
Partha Roy; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar
“Mediation Analysis for Health Disparities Research,” Ashley Naimi; G23 Parran, noon
HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Pat Weiss; Falk Library classrm. 1, 4 pm (

Classics Lecture
“The Tsountas House Shrine: Early Greek Religion & the Cult Center at Mycenae,” Kim Shelton, UC-Berkeley; 304 CL, 4:30 pm


“Development of a New Enantio-selective Reduction of Ketone & Fluorogenic Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide,” Upamanyu Basu; Oct. 17, 307 Eberly, 1 pm

“Integrative Analysis of Variation Structure in High-Dimensional Multi-Block Data,” Sungwon Lee; Oct. 19, 1811 Posvar, 9 am

Engineering/Industrial Engineering
“Optimal Maintenance Planning in Novel Settings,” Kai He; Oct. 19, 1041 Benedum, noon

“The Effects of In Utero Thyroxine Exposure on Mandibular Shape in Mice,” Matthew Kesterke; Oct. 21, 3106 Posvar, 9 am

“Teaching What Matters: A Rhetorical Analysis of Arguments on Liberal Arts Education at the University of TX-Austin,” Taylor Hahn; Oct. 21, 1128 CL, 1:30 pm

A&S/French & Italian Languages & Literatures
“Reimagining Gender, Reimagining Kinship: Cross-Dressing, Sex Change & Family Structure in Four Medieval French Narratives,” Karen Adams; Oct. 21, 1325 CL, 3 pm

A&S/Slavic Languages & Literature
“The Flying Fish: Sergei Eisenstein Abroad, 1929-32,” Natalia Ryabchikova; Oct. 27, 1325 CL, noon

Education/Instruction & Learning
“Critical Thinking in Language Support Programs for Int’l Students in American Universities and Colleges,” Eva Kowalewski; Oct. 27, 5151 Posvar , 1 pm


Bradford Campus
“No Over Night Parking: A Field Guide,” Rebecca Weed; KOA Gallery Blaisdell, UPB, through Nov. 4; M-F 8:30 am-6 pm

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

Falk Library
“The Ultimate Service Pin: A History of Nursing,” Dawn McBride; display cases main fl., through Jan. 5; M-Th 7 am-mid., F 7 am-10 pm, Sat 9:30 am-10 pm & Sun 11 am-mid.


Pitt Stages Production
“Intimate Apparel”; Henry Heymann Theatre, through Oct. 16, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm (

Bradford Campus
“Broadway’s Next H!t Musical,” Oct. 20, Bromeley Family Theatre, UPB Hall, 7:30 pm

Bradford Campus
“Apparition: An Uneasy Play of the Underknown”; Oct. 27-19, Studio Theatre, UPB (times & tickets:


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. (

ADRC Seed Monies Grant Program
Invited proposals due Oct. 28. (info: 412-692-2731)

Engineering Sustainability 2017
Abstracts due Oct. 28. (

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University & on-campus events of Oct. 27-Nov. 10. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Oct. 20. Send information to

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