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December 8, 2016


Barco Law Library is exhibiting “New Works” by Jeremy Raymer through Feb. 2.

Barco Law Library is exhibiting “New Works” by Jeremy Raymer through Feb. 2.

Thursday 8

FSDP Workshop
“Understanding Harassment: How to Recognize & Respond,” Katie Pope; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

FSDP Workshop
“Excel 2013 Quick Start: Charts & Pivot Tables: Level 2,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield, 10 am (

SAC Seminar
“Holiday Cultural Traditions”; WPU ballrm., noon (register:

Epidemiology Seminar
“Design & Implementation of a Sustainable Public Health Program to Combat Malnutrition in Rural Zambia,” Leah Goeke; G23 Parran, noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“Not the House Call of Yore: Leveraging the Home in the Era of Health Care Reform,” Alex Federman, Mt. Sinai; 305 Parkvale, noon

GI Lecture
“Journal Jeopardy I,” Swaytha Ganesh & Arun Mannem; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing, noon

ADRC Lecture
“The Effects of Everyday Physical Activity on Cognitive & Brain Health in Late Life,” Chelsea Stillman; Montefiore S439 conf. rm., noon

Senate EIADAC Mtg.
826 CL, noon

HSLS Workshop
“Endnote Basics,” Andrea Ketchum; Falk Library classrm. 2, 1 pm (

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“Up to My Eyeballs in Alligators: Adventures in Teaching & Practicing Entrepreneurship,” Eric Beckman, engineering; 2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Blast Furnace Demo Day
O’Hara Student Ctr. ballrm., 5 pm

Friday 9

• Last day for fall term undergrad day classes.

• Deadline for continuing students to register for spring term without a penalty.

Biomedical Informatics Colloquium
“Learning Health Care Systems, Patient Privacy & the Common Good: Are We Asking the Right Questions?” Pamela Sankar; 5607 Baum Blvd., rm. 407A, 9 am (

Biomedical Informatics Lecture
“Clinician in the Driver’s Seat: New Approaches to Health Information Technologies,” Ylini Senathirajah, SUNY; 5607 Baum Blvd., rm. 407A/B, 11 am (

Education/Motivation Ctr. Lecture
“Making Unequal Systems Less Unequal,” Na’ilah Nasir, UC-Berkeley; UClub ballrm. A, 11 am

Bradford Campus Christmas Recital
Ann Labounsky, organist; Wick Chapel, noon

Sr. VC Research Seminar
“Dynamin-Related Proteins: New Twists in Membrane Remodeling,” Marijin Ford; Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

Psychiatry Lecture
“Mental Health Problems & Gun Violence: Myths, Expert Opinion & Science,” Rolf Loeber & Lia Ahonen; WPIC aud., noon (

GI Lecture
“Psychosocial Factors & Pain in Liver Disease,” Shari Rogal, VAMC; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing., noon

Medicine Seminar
“Challenges of Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in HIV Infection,” Caitlin Moran, Emory; 1102 Scaife, 1 pm

Senate BPC Mtg.
156 CL, 2:30 pm

Bioethics & Health Law/Public Health Lecture
“Diversity in the Precision Medicine Initiative: The Politics of Intent & Practice,” Pamela Sankar, Penn; A115 Crabtree, 3 pm

Humanities Ctr. Presentation
“‘Being Human’ Podcast,” Michael Chabon; Carnegie Music Hall; 8 pm (

Saturday 10

• Reading day.

• CGS, Saturday, grad & evening classes continue to meet through Dec. 17; final exams for those classes should be held during the last scheduled class meeting.

Monday 12

• Final exams for undergrad day classes through Dec. 17.

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Syllabus Construction”; 815 Alumni, 11 am ( )

Tuesday 13

GI Fellows Lecture
“GI Ecologic Study: Cost-Effectiveness,” Diana Jaiyeola; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing., 7 am

FSDP Workshop
“P-Card Administration,” Margie Jazcesko; 116 Atwood 2nd fl. conf. rm., 9 am (register:

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Renalase: A Novel Survival Factor: Roles in Health & Disease,” Fred Gorelick, Yale; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar
“The Hippo Pathway in Cell Growth, Organ Size Control & Tumorigenesis,” Kun-Liang Guan, UC-San Diego; Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Improving Your Teaching Evaluations”; 815 Alumni, 1 pm ( )

Wednesday 14

Clinical Oncology/Hematology Grand Rounds
“The Myriad Machinations of Myelodysplastic Syndromes,” Mikkael Sekeres, Cleveland Clinic; Herberman Conf. Ctr. aud. UPMC Cancer Pavilion 2nd fl. 8 am (

FSDP Workshop
“Solving Problems of Ethical Dilemmas,” Ron Magnuson; 531 Alumni, 9 am (register:

Health Sciences Diversity Panel Discussion
“Faith & Healing”; 1105 Scaife, noon (

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

GI Grand Rounds
“Case Presentations,” Mohannad Dugum & Warren Sands; 11th fl. Scaife Conf. Ctr., 5 pm

Thursday 15

GI Fellows Lecture
“Pathology 1: Esophagus,” Reet Pai; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing., 7:30 am

FSDP Workshop
“Hiring & Supervising Student Employees,” Bill Charleroy; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

Health Services Research Seminar
“Integrating Data & Modeling: The Research Strategy of the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory,” Mark Roberts; 305 Parkvale, noon

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Maximizing Your Inheritance: Effectively Adapting ‘Inherited’ Course Materials in Your Own Teaching”; 815 Alumni, 1 pm ( )

WPIC Conf.
“Pressure: Making Good Decisions Quickly in Real-World Mental Health Settings”; Herberman Conf. Ctr., 1-4:50 pm (

Senate PUP Com. Mtg.
272 Hillman, 2:30 pm

Friday 16

FSDP Workshop
“Export Controls Fundamentals,” Allen DiPalma; 342 Craig, 9 am (register:

Senate CUC Mtg.
717 CL, 10 am

Psychiatry Lecture
“The Stable Brain: Mechanisms of Homeostatic Plasticity,” Graeme Davis, UC-San Francisco; S120 BST, noon (

Saturday 17

• Fall term ends; official date for degrees awarded in fall term.

Sunday 18

• Residence halls close.

• Winter recess for students through Jan. 3.

Monday 19

Senate EPC Mtg.
826 CL, 3 pm

Tuesday 20

• Instructors must approve fall term grades by 11:59 pm before final posting can begin.

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Predicting Pandemic Influenza Viruses,” Seema Lakdawala; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon

UPCI Basic & Translational Research Seminar
“Development of Rational Combination Therapies for Precision Oncology in Melanoma Using PDX Models,” Clemens Krepler, Wister Inst.; Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon

Wednesday 21

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds
“ICU Telemedicine,” Ricardo A. Muñoz; 1105AB Scaife, noon

Friday 23

• Winter recess for faculty & staff through Jan. 2.

Tuesday 3

• All University offices & buildings reopen.

Wednesday 4

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds
“International Critical Care,” Robert Fowler, U of Toronto; 1105AB Scaife, noon

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Help! My Blackboard Course Is a Mess,” B26 Alumni, 2 pm ( )

Thursday 5

• Spring term enrollment period ends for all students.

• Spring term classes begin.

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Introduction to Blackboard”; B26 Alumni, 10 am ( )


A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures
“A Dynamo of Violent Stories: Reading the Feminicidios of Ciudad Juárez as Narratives,” Roberto Cordero; Dec. 8, 5601 Sennott Sq., noon

IS/Information Science & Technology
“The Influence of Cultural Factors on Trust in Automation,” Shih-Yi Chien; Dec. 15, 522 IS Bldg., 12:30 pm


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

University Times Books, Journals & More Supplement
Submissions due Jan. 31. Submit online at

Pitt Sustainability Awards
Submit nominations by March 10. (


Bradford Campus
“Contemporary Figurative Work: An Exhibition in Graphite & Watercolor,” Anna Lemnitzer; KOA Gallery Blaisdell, UPB, through Dec. 16; M-F 8:30 am-6 pm (

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.

Barco Law Library
“New Works,” Jeremy Raymer; through Feb. 2; M-Th 8 am-10 pm, F 8 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm & Sun noon-8 pm

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University & on-campus events of Jan. 5-19. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Dec. 22. Send information to

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