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January 5, 2017


Thursday 5

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

Psychiatry Lecture
“What Can We Learn From Cancer to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?” Jane Driver, Harvard; S100A BST, noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“Cost Effectiveness of Vaccination Implementation Programs,” Ken Smith; 305 Parkvale, 1 pm

Provost Inaugural Lecture
“The Development & Prevention of Antisocial Behavior From Toddlerhood to Adolescence,” Daniel Shaw, psychology; 2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Friday 6

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Panopto Video Hosting & Streaming”; B26 Alumni, 10 am (

Biomedical Informatics Colloquium
“Human Genetic Variant & Lung Cancer Risk,” Carla Gallagher; 5607 Baum Blvd. rm. 407 A/B, noon (

Psychiatry Lecture
“A New Map of the Road to Recovery in Schizophrenia,” Robert Sweet; S120 BST, noon

Senate Research Com. Mtg.
156 CL, 1 pm

Monday 9

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Blackboard: Using the Grade Ctr.”; B26 Alumni, 10 am (

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Introduction to Blackboard”; B26 Alumni, 2 pm (

Tuesday 10

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,” Linda Hartman; Falk Library classrm. 2, 9:30-11:30 am (

Hispanic & Latino Professional Assn. Mtg.
UClub College Rm., noon

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“STAT3 in Cancer: Immune Regulation Is the Key,” Gutian Xiao; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon (

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Basic Video Editing in Windows Live Movie Maker”; B26 Alumni, 2 pm (

Sustainable Solutions Kickoff Info Session
548 WPU, 6:30 pm

Wednesday 11

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Mary Klem; Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (

UCIS/MCSI Sustainable Innovations Grant Info Session
4130 Posvar, noon (

Pathology Seminar
“Liver Generation & Liver Cancer: A Bad Connection,” George Michalopoulos; 1104 Scaife, noon

Provost Inaugural Lecture
“A New Disease, a New Technique & a New Modality: Therapeutic Targeting of HPV+ Head & Neck Cancer,” Robert Ferris, otolaryngology; Scaife lecture rm. 6; 4 pm

Thursday 12

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
Lance Davidson; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“DNA Repair at Telomeres & the Implications for Cancer & Aging,” Patricia Opresko; 1395 BST, noon

Sr. VC Laureate Lecture
“Sight Restoration: From Neuroprotection to Artificial Vision,” Jose-Alain Sahel; Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“Graphical Causal Discovery From Big Biomedical Data,” Greg Cooper; 305 Parkvale, 1 pm

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Panopto Video Hosting & Streaming”; B26 Alumni, 2 pm (

Humanities Lecture
“To Lurk or Not to Lurk: A Feminist Philosophy for the Internet,” Karen Frost-Arnold; 402 CL, 4 pm

Hispanic & Latino Professional Assn. Happy Hour
The Porch, Schenley Plaza, 5 pm

Greensburg Campus Dance Performance
Step Afrika; Ferguson Theater, UPG, 8 pm (

Friday 13

IEE Workshop
“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”; Mervis, 7:30 am

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Blackboard Assessment Tools”; B26 Alumni, 10 am

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Developing a Lesson Plan”; 815 Alumni, 10 am (

Psychiatry Lecture
“Run for Your Life: Exercise Effects on Brain & Cognition,” Kirk Erickson; S120 BST, noon

Saturday 14

Bradford Campus Concert
“The Hot Sardines”; Bromeley Theatre, UPB, 7:30 pm (tickets:

Monday 16

•  University closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

MLK Day of Service
Various locations, 8:30 am-3 pm (register:

Tuesday 17

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Audience Response Systems”; B26 Alumni, 10 am (

UCIS US Passport Application Event
WPU lower lounge, 10 am-4 pm (

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“The Early RAND: An Extraordinary Venture in the Incubation of Talent,” Nicolas Rescher; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Senate CRC Mtg.
140 Alumni, noon

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Qualtrics Online Survey System”; B26 Alumni, 2 pm (

Faculty Assembly Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Innovation Inst. Winter Warmup
Gardner Steel Conf. Ctr.; 4 pm (register:

Wednesday 18

•  Spring term add/drop period ends.

Clinical Oncology/Hematology Grand Rounds
“Treatment of Estrogen Receptor Positive MBC in 2016: An Update & Future Directions,” Adam Brufsky; Herberman Conf. Ctr. aud., UPMC Cancer Pavilion 2nd fl., 8 am (

UCIS US Passport Application Event
WPU lower lounge, 10 am-4 pm (

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin & SafeAssign”; B26 Alumni, 10 am (

Current Issues Forum
“The Future of DACA and Immigration Law & Policy,” William Carter Jr., Sheila Vélez Martínez & Orlando Portela Valentin, law; Teplitz Courtrm. Barco, noon

Pathology Seminar
“Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma With Emphasis on Rare Lymphoplasmacytic & Plasma Cell Proliferations,” Jean Oak, Stanford; 1104 Scaife, noon

Physics & Astronomy Phi Beta Kappa Lecture
“The Galilean Imperative: A Physicist’s Search for Simplicity,” William Bialek, Princeton; FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Thursday 19

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Frontiers in Solid-State NMR & Applications to Parkinson’s Disease & Antifungal Drugs,” Chad Rienstra; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Supra Office Solutions Sustainability Show
WPU Assembly Rm., 11 am-1 pm

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Linda Hartman; Falk Library classrm. 1, noon (

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Targeting the EMT-Like Phenotype in Invasive Lobular Carcinoma,” Emily Bossart; 1395 BST, noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“Sleep: A Novel Risk Factor for Obesity,” Sanjay Patel; 305 Parkvale, 1 pm

Senate PUP Mtg.
272 Hillman, 2:30 pm

A&S Open Door Project
“From Seneca Falls to the White House”; 602 CL, 3:30-5 pm (

Physics & Astronomy Phi Beta Kappa Lecture
“A Century or More of Entropy,” William Bialek, Princeton; 102 Thaw, 4 pm (


SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders
“White Matter Connectivity Differences Between Sensorimotor Regions in People Who Stutter,” Sujini Ramachandar; Jan. 10, 4017 Forbes Twr., 8 am

A&S/Biological Sciences
“Exploring the Requirements of the Mycobacterium Phage Brujita Integrase,” Bryce Lunt; Jan. 10, A219 Langley, 10 am

A&S/Biological Sciences
“The Evolution of Host Mitochondrial Association & Its Impact During Toxoplasma Gondii Infection,” Elizabeth English; Jan. 11, A219B, 8:30 am

IS/Information Science & Technology
“Qualitative Data Sharing Practices in Social Sciences,” Shih-Yi Chien; Jan. 12, 828 IS, 9 am


Local Service Tax Exemption Forms
Submit by Jan. 9. (

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

Pitt Sustainability Awards
Submit nominations by March 10. (


Bradford KOA Gallery
Photography by students, faculty & staff; Jan. 13-27, M-F 8:30 am-6:30 pm, Blaisdell, UPB

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. 19- Feb. 2. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Jan. 12. Send information to 

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