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November 10, 2016


audubon dayThursday 10

FSDP Workshop
“The Respectful Workplace,” Jane Volk & Keith Kapusta; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

FSDP Workshop
“Navigating the University Library System,” Leslie Poljak; G74 Hillman, 9 am (register:

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

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Giving Genes the Silent Treatment: Engineering Lipid Materials for Potent siRNA Delivery,” Kathryn Whitehead, CMU; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Greensburg Campus Blood Drive
Smith lounge, UPG, 11:30 am-5 pm

Social Work Workshop
“Evaluating & Negotiating Offers”; 2309 CL, noon (

Health Services Research Seminar
“The Penn Medicine Nudge Unit: Changing Clinician & Patient Behaviors to Improve Health Care Value & Outcomes,” Mitesh Patel; 305 Parkvale, noon

Pgh Housing Summit Book Discussion
“Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America & What We Can Do About It,” Mindy Fullilove, The New School; 2017 CL, noon-2 pm

GI Lecture
“Case Control Study,” Preethi Chintamaneni; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing, noon

Epidemiology Seminar
“The Impact of Sleep on Obesity & Weight Gain,” Sanjay Patel; G23 Parran, noon

CTSI Workshop
“High Stakes Consenting”; S100A BST, 1 pm (

Veterans Roll Call
“Remembering PA Servicemen & Women Who Have Lost Their Lives in Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom”; Heinz Chapel; 1 pm

Ctr. for Teaching Workshop
“Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment & Feedback”; 815 Alumni, 1 pm (register:

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

Humanities Lecture
“Retrofitting the Theory of the Novel,” Priya Joshi, Temple; 602 CL, 4 pm

Poetry Reading/Reception
“Black Poets Speak Out,” Jericho Brown, Mahogany Browne, Amanda Johnson; FFA aud., 5:30 pm

Hispanic Lecture
“Amazonian Indigenous Aesthetics & Spirituality: Art & Spiritual Plants of the Amazonian Forest,” Jeisson Castillo, Universidad Javeriana, Bogata; 6304 CL, 6 pm

Pgh Housing Summit
Opening plenary/reception; 120 Lawrence, 6:30-9 pm (runs through Nov. 12;

Friday 11

UHC Dean Search Forum
2500 Posvar, 9 am

ULS Audubon Day
363 Hillman Library, 9 am-4:45 pm

Ctr. for Causal Discovery Colloquium
Marloes Maathuis, ETH Zurich; 407A/B Offices at Baum, 5607 Baum Blvd., 9 am

Ctr. for Teaching Workshop
“Teaching Abstract Concepts”; 815 Alumni, 10 am (register:

GSPIA Poverty & Politics Lecture
“The Uneven Development of the Shadow State: Organizational Support for the Poor in the Snowbelt & Sunbelt,” Margaret Weir, Brown; 20th Century Club 2nd fl., 10 am (

East Asian Lecture
“Framing Movement & Stasis: Stage Properties in the Noh Yuya & Ohara,” Elizabeth Oyler, 4130 Posvar, noon

Ctr. for Teaching Workshop
“Getting Your Message Across,” Judy Cameron; 815 Alumni, 1 pm (register:

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“Allies Network Training: Improving Visibility & Support on Campus”; 342 Craig, 1 pm (register:

Men’s Basketball
Vs. East MI; Petersen, 7 pm

Saturday 12

Greensburg Campus Memorial Service
For Diane Marsh, prof. emerita of psychology, who died Oct. 1; Campana Chapel & Lecture Ctr., UPG, 1 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Cannon Ball/Fundraiser
“Red, White & Blue Jeans Celebration”; Soldiers & Sailors, 5:30 pm (dinner at 7 pm;

Sunday 13

Organ Recital
Matthew Lobe, Duquesne; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

“Legend & Legacy: A Mingling of Storytelling & Music,” IonSound Project; Bellefield aud., 7 pm

Monday 14

Swanson School Electric Power Industry Conf.
“The Grid in Transformation”; UClub, registration main lobby, 9 am-6 pm; keynotes: Rich Riazzi, Duquesne Light Co., UClub ballrm. B, 10:20 am; Lloyd Yates, Carolinas Duke Energy, UClub ballrm. B, 6 pm (also Nov. 15, 8 am-12:30 pm; register:

Ctr. for Teaching Workshop
“Syllabus Construction”; 815 Alumni, 10 am (register:

HSLS Workshop
“PowerPoint for Conf. Posters,” Julia Dahm; Falk Library classrm. 2, 12:30 pm (

Education Lecture
“The Latinization of US Schools: Successful Teaching & Learning in Shifting Cultural Contexts,” Jason Irizarry, U of CT; WPU lower lounge, 12:30 pm

OACD Lectures
“Deciphering the Mechanisms of Oxidative DNA Damage Repair at Telomeres,” Elise Fouquerel; “The Role of the Receptor for Advanced Glycation End-Products in Asthma & Allergic Airways Disease,” Timothy Perkins; S123 BST, 12:30 pm

Ctr. for Teaching Workshop
“Turnitin: Originality Check, Grade Mark, Peer Mark”; B26 Alumni, 2 pm (register:

Men’s Basketball
Vs. Gardner-Webb; Petersen, 7 pm

Tuesday 15

Swanson School Electric Power Industry Conf.
UClub, 8 am-12:30 pm (register:

FSDP Workshop
“Preventing Sexual Misconduct: Understanding Your Responsibility,” Kristy Rzepecki; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

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

Cell Biology Seminar
“Chloride Channels & Cancer: Please Pass the Salt,” Umamaheswar Duvvuri; Eye & Ear Inst. 5th fl. ballrm., 11 am

Social Work ACA Health Insurance Enrollment Event
2101 CL, noon-6 pm

Senate CRC Mtg.
140 Alumni, noon

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“Jupyter Electronic Notebooks in Biobehavioral Oncology Research: A Tale of Reproducibility, Data Sharing & Software Freedom,” Charles Horn; Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Mitochondrial Dysfunction Contributes to the Pathogenesis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” Kevin Mollen, Children’s Hospital, medicine; Samuel Harbison, pediatric & general/thoracic surgery; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon

MWRI Work in Progess Seminar
Fabiola Balmir & Yingshi Ouyang; Magee-Womens Research Inst. Conf. Ctr. 1st fl., noon (

Ctr. for Teaching Workshop
“Developing a Teaching Portfolio”; 815 Alumni, noon (register:

SAC Seminar
“Philanthropy”; WPU ballrm., noon (register:

LifeSolutions Webinar
“Ready, Set, Relax! Relaxation Techniques to Maintain Well Being”; noon (register:

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Realist Pragmatism: Top-Down & Bottom-Up Approaches to Particles,” Anjan Chakravartty, Notre Dame; 817R CL, 12:05 pm (

FSDP Workshop
“The Ethical Use of Power,” Ray Jones, business; 528 Alumni, 1 pm (register:

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Recipes for Good & Bad Telomeres: Proteomics & Functional Analysis of Telomeric Factors,” Eros Denchi, Scripps Research Inst.; 1395 BST, 3:30 pm

Ctr. for Sustainable Innovation Green Speakeasy
“Renewable Energy & Sustainable Development,” Shanti Gamper-Rabindran; UClub library, 4:30 pm (register:

Innovation Week Panel Discussion/Networking
“Integrating Innovation After Graduation”; O’Hara Student Ctr. dining rm., 6 pm

Innovation Week Film Screening
“General Startup”; 343 Alumni, 8:30-11 pm

Wednesday 16

Women Voters of PA/Public Health Conf.
“Shale & Public Health”; UClub ballrm. B, 8:30 am-5 pm (rsvp:

FSDP Workshop
“Money at Work 2,” Chris Yoest; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Rose Turner; Falk Library classrm. 1, 9:30 am (

Flu Shot Clinic
Posvar Commons, 10 am-2 pm

Innovation Week Student/Alumni Networking Luncheon
Petersen, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds
“The Microbiome in Critical Illness,” Robert Dickson, U of MI; 1105AB Scaife, noon

SAC Mtg.
102 Benedum, noon

Equipoise Mtg.
630 WPU, noon

FSDP Workshop
“Feedback: An Essential Leadership Skill,” Maureen Lazar; 342 Craig, 1 pm (register:

HSLS Workshop
“Variant Detection & Analysis: CLC Genomics Workbench, dbSNP, Cosmic & More,” Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-4 pm (

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Office of Diversity & Inclusion Book Discussion
“Why Are They Angry With Us?” Larry Davis, social work; O’Hara Student Ctr. ballrm., 4 pm

Thursday 17

FSDP Workshop
“Student Privacy & FERPA,” Jennifer Seng; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

Genomics Research Core Seminar
“WaferGen Technologies,” S100A BST, 10 am (

Ctr. for Teaching Workshop
“The Basics of Adobe Illustrator”; 314 Bellefield, 10 am (register:

Inst. for Entrepreneurial Excellence Workshop
“Funding Your Innovation: SBIR/STTR Basics,” Noah Snyder, Interphase Materials; Pgh. Life Sciences Greenhouse, 2425 Sidney St., South Side, 11 am (

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Polymer-Enhanced Biomacromolecular Symptoms,” Alan Russell, CMU; 1018 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar
“Psychosocial Stress & Asthma,” Juan Celedon; G23 Parran, noon

Sr. VC Laureate Lecture
“T-Cell Memory & Exhaustion: Implications for Cancer Immunotherapy,” Rafi Ahmed, Emory; Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

SAC Seminar
“Level Reporting,” Cathy Lewis; WPU ballrm., noon (register:

CTSI Workshop
“Describing & Defining Your Data”; 8096 Forbes Twr., noon (

Health Services Research Seminar
“Creating an Academic Research Organization to Efficiently Design, Conduct & Analyze Clinical Trials: The Center for Clinical Trials & Data Coordination,” Kalaeb Abebe; 305 Parkvale, noon

OACD Workshop
“Career Development Plan: A Purposeful Approach to Achieving Your Career Goals,” John Merriman, nursing; S100 BST, 3 pm (

A&S Open Door Project
“From the Crusades to ISIS: Intolerance, Discrimination & Violence in the Flame of God”; 3703 Posvar, 3 pm

Senate PUP Mtg.
272 Hillman, 3:30 pm

Geology/Environmental Science Presentation
“Satellite Data to Support Air quality Policy & Planning,” Tracey Holloway, U of WI-Madison; Alumni Connolly Ballrm., 4 pm (rsvp:

Innovation Week Startup Job Fair
CMU, Newell Simon Hall, 4-7 pm (

2016 Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement Presentation
WPU Kurtzman Rm., 5 pm

Friday 18

Senate CUC Mtg.
717 CL, 10 am

Sr. VC Lecture
“Visualizing Cortico-Striatal Activity During Development of Compulsive Behaviors,” Susanne Ahmari, Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“What Is ‘Orthodox’ Quantum Mechanics?” David Wallace, USC; 817R CL, 3:30 pm (

Alumni Assn. Dinner/Theatre Performance
Dinner, UClub, 6 pm; “Hair”; Charity Randall Theatre, 8 pm (

Robert Sutherland Lord Memorial Concert
Chelsea Chen, organist; Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

Saturday 19

Vs. Duke; Heinz Field, North Side, 3 pm

Monday 21

• Regular survey period for student opinion of teaching begins, runs through Dec. 11. (

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Jill Foust; Falk Library classrm. 1, 11:30 am (
Senate EPC Mtg.
826 CL, 3 pm

Tuesday 22

FSDP Workshop
“Taming the Email Beast,” Diane Chabal; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“Protein-Protein Interaction Network in DNA Damage Response & Tumorigenesis,” Junjie Chen, U of TX-Houston; Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon

MWRI Work in Progress Seminar
“Defining the Formation & Function of Carcinoma Associated Mesenchymal Stem Cells,” Lan Coffman, U of MI; Magee-Womens Research Inst. Conf. Ctr. 1st fl., noon (

Neuroscience Seminar
“The Surprising Complexity of the Piriform Cortex,” John Bekkers, Australian National U; 1495 BST, 4 pm

Wednesday 23

• Thanksgiving recess for students through Nov. 27.

Thursday 24

• University closed through Nov. 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.


“Alienated Affliction: The Politics of Grisis Siknis Experience in Nicaragua,” Maria Venegas; Nov. 10, 3106 Posvar, 11 am

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders
“The Effects of a Device Mediated Lingual Strengthening Protocol on Radiation & Chemoradiation Induced Dysphagia,” Natalie Bradshaw; Nov. 11, 4014 Forbes Twr., 1 pm

SHRS/Sports Medicine & Nutrition
“The Predictors of a Proposed Combat Readiness Test,” Hung-Chun Huang; Nov. 11, 104 Neuromuscular Research Lab, South Side, 2 pm

Public Health/Human Genetics
“Whole Exome & Targeted Sequencing of Alzheimer’s Disease: An Integrative Approach,” Samantha Rosenthal; Nov. 14, A312 Crabtree, 1 pm

SHRS/Physical Therapy
“The Effect of Recent Concussion on Balance During Single & Dual Tasks in Adolescents,” Abdulaziz Alkathiry; Nov. 15, 5047 Forbes, 9:30 am

“Geometric Analysis on Metric Spaces,” Soheil Malekzadeh; Nov. 15, 135 Chevron, 3 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science
“Examining the Relationships Between Family Mealtime Routines & Feeding Outcomes in Young Children With Sensory Food Aversions,” Angela Caldwell; Nov. 17, 4065 Forbes Twr., 10 am

“Host Pathogen Interactions in the Cystic Fibrosis Airway: Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Impairs the Resolution of Pulmonary Inflammation by Manipulating Host Lipid Signaling,” Becca Flitter; Nov. 17, 402 Bridgeside Point II, 10 am

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science
“Model, Architecture & Application of Cross-Platform Just in Time Adaptive Intervention: An Implementation in Behavioral Sleep Intervention,” I Wayan Pulantara; Nov. 17, 5047 Forbes Twr., 1 pm

A&S/Political Science
“IMF Structural Conditionality & Special Interest Groups: Determinants of Program Implementation in Labor Market and Financial Sector,” Hakan Gunaydin; Nov. 21, 4606 Posvar, 4 pm


Coulter TPII Awards for Translational Research
Deadline for letter of intent is 5 pm Nov. 15. (

Heinz Chapel Choir Tour Fund-raiser
Deadline for donations is Dec. 31. (


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 (412-648-1376)

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
“Hair”; Charity Randall Theatre, through Nov. 20, W-Sun, 8 pm, Sun 2 pm (

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University & on-campus events of Nov. 23-Dec. 8. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Nov. 17. Send information to

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