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January 19, 2017


Thursday 19

Social Justice Symposium
“Creating a Just Community by Unmasking the Faces of Privilege”; WPU Assembly Rm., 9 am-2 pm (RSVP:

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

Medicine Grand Rounds
“The Year in Cardiology,” Samir Saba; UPMC Shadyside west wing aud., noon

EOH Seminar
“Deciphering the Risk Architecture of Multiple Sclerosis,” Zongqi Xia, neurology & biomedical informatics; 540 Bridgeside Pt., noon (

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 (

Pgh. Bone & Mineral Seminar
“Phosphate Signaling in Mineralizing Cells,” Dobrawa Napierala; 1695 BST, 4 pm (

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

Provost Inaugural Lecture
“Comparative Law as Translator for a Globalized World,” Vivian Curran, law; 2500 Posvar, 4 pm

French/Italian Workshop
“Italian Non-Verbal Communication,” Luca Vulla, writer/filmmaker; 332 CL, 4 pm

ULS Workshop
“Endnote Basics,” Carlos Pena & Leslie Poljak; G74 Hillman, 5 pm (

HSLS Lecture
“Voices Heard: A Social History of HIV Testing in the US,” Ronald Valdiserri, Johns Hopkins; 1105 Scaife, 6 pm (reception follows, Falk Library 2nd fl.)

Bradford Campus Lecture
Leon Ford, police brutality victim; Wick Chapel, UPB, 7:30 pm (

Friday 20

Equipoise Brunch/ Presentation
Cheryl Ruffin, diversity & inclusion; WPU Assembly Rm., 9 am-1 pm

Senate CUC Mtg.
717 CL, 10 am

ULS Workshop
“Introduction to Data Visualization With Tableau,” Matt Burton; G49 Hillman, 1-3 pm (

Senate BPC Mtg.
156 CL, 2 pm

Mathematics Colloquium
“The History of Dirichlet’s Theorem on Primes in an Arithmetic Progression,” Jeremy Avigad, CMU; 704 Thackeray, 3:30 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Extending the Modern Synthesis: An Epigenetic Perspective,” Eva Jablonka, Tel Aviv U., Cohn Inst.; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

French/Italian Workshop
“The Voice of the Body,” Luca Vulla, writer/filmmaker; FFA aud., 4-6 pm

Bradford Campus Concert
Staff Infection, classic rock; Frame-Westerberg Commons Mukaiyama U Rm., UPB, 8-10 pm

Saturday 21

Bradford Campus Open House
Frame-Westerberg Commons Mukaiyama U Rm., UPB, 12:30 pm

Monday 23

CRSP Reed Smith Lecture
“Objection! How Evidence Law Perpetuates Racism in the Courtroom,” Jasmine Rose, law; 2017 CL, noon
Health Sciences Seminar
“Preventive Vaccines & Immunotherapy for HIV/AIDS,” Rama Amara, Emory; Scaife lecture rm. 5, 1 pm

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

A&S Lecture
“Facebook for the Dead: Social Network Analysis With Historical Actors,” Jean Bauer, Princeton; 602 CL, 4:30 pm

Tuesday 24

MWRI Work in Progress Seminar
“The Power of One: Chromosome Segregation in Aberrant & Normal Meiosis,” Mara Schvarz-stein, CUNY; MWRI Conf. Ctr. 1st fl., noon

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“Next Targets for Immune Checkpoint Blockade,” Hassane Zarour; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon (

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Protecting Potassium at All Cost: Insights Into the Molecular Basis of Potassium Balance,” Paul Welling, U of MD; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Comparing & Individuating the Same Parts: Toward a Practice-Based Metaphysics for Homology,” Catherine Kendig, MSU; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Wednesday 25

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Study on UVDDB_PARP1 Interaction to Reconstitute the Initial Recognition Steps of the NER Pathway Using Single Molecule Technique,” Sunbok Jang; Hillman Cancer Ctr., 2nd fl. conf. rm., 9 am

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Thursday 26

ULS Workshop
“Mendeley Basics Workshop,” Diana Dill & Marnie Hampton; G74 Hillman, 11 am (

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
Christian Schunn; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Role of ER Stress in NSAID Induced Death Receptor Signaling & Chemoprevention,” Rochelle Fletcher; 1395 BST, noon

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

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

Chemistry Seminar
“Picking the PADlock: Chemical Strategies to Interrogate the Protein Arginine Deiminases,” Paul Thompson, UMass; 150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

ULS Workshop
“Finding Funding: Resources & Opportunities for New Researchers,” Robin Kear & Ryan Champagne; G74 Hillman, 3 pm (

Provost Inaugural Lecture
“12 Decades of Dental Medicine & Surgery at Pitt,” Thomas Braun, dental medicine; Scaife Lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Friday 27

IEE Workshop
“The 2nd Step: Developing a Plan”; Mervis, 7:30 am (register:

Sr. VC Research Seminar
“Metabolomics & Psychiatric Disease: NextGen Frontiers in Pathophysiology & Treatment,” Lisa Pan; Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

Psychiatry Lectures
“Neurofeedback to Increase Positive Affect in Depression,” Kymberly Young; “Neural Mechanisms of Task Anticipation in Bipolar & Unipolar Depression,” Anna Manelis; 120 BST, noon

Sociology Panel Discussion
“Pgh. Social Movements & the Faculty Union Effort”; 2431 Posvar, noon

ULS Workshop
“Digital Humanities Approaches to Text Analysis,” Matt Lavin; G49 Hillman, 1-3 pm (

German Career Lecture
Lauren Caton; 313 CL, 2 pm

Philosophy Book Workshop
“Hermes & the Telescope: Author Meets Critics”; 817R CL, 2-4:45 pm

Mathematics Colloquium
Noel Walkington, CMU; 704 Thackeray, 3:30 pm

MIT Enterprise Forum/Katz Business Entrepreneurial Cafe
Alumni 5th fl., 5:30-7:30 pm (é)

Saturday 28

Music on the Edge Concert
Bugallo-Williams piano duo; Sarah Plum, violin; Andy Warhol Museum, North Shore, 8 pm (tickets:

Monday 30

ULS Workshop
“The Craft of Undergraduate Research Proposals Workshop”; G74 Hillman, 5 pm (

Tuesday 31

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“Targeting Androgen Receptor in Prostate Cancer,” Zhou Wang; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr., noon (

MWRI Work in Progress Seminar
“Regulation of Male Fertility by Testosterone,” William Walker; MWRI Conf. Ctr. 1st fl., noon

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Host Factors Required for Chikungunya Virus Infection,” Terence Dermody; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon (

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“On the Explanatory Relevance of Neuroeconomics,” Mikael Cozic, U of Paris; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Linda Hartman; Falk Library classrm. 1, 12:30 pm (

Humanities/GSWS Lecture
“Love Letter From a Critic, or Notes on the Intersectionality Wars,” Jennifer Nash, Northwestern; 602 CL, 4 pm
Chemistry Seminar
“Light, Electrons and Protons: Their Interplay in Model Systems & Applications,” Jahan Dawlaty, USC-Dornsife; 150 Chevron, 4 pm


Wednesday 1

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds
“Management of Severe Acute Respiratory Failure,” Chenell Donadee; 1105 A/B Scaife, noon

CRSP Reed Smith Lecture
“White Privilege: Not So Invisible Anymore,” Paul Croll, Augustana; 2017 CL, noon

Sr. VC Laureate Lecture
“Study of Human Diseases at the Intersections of Engineering, Sciences & Medicine,” Subra Suresh, CMU; Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

Thursday 2

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Research Symposium
“The Terra-Fying Story of Telomere Looping,” Jack Griffith, UNC; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Targeting the S-Glutathionylation Glutaradoxin Redox Axis to Combat Pulmonary Fibrosis,” Yvonne Heininger; 1395 BST, noon

Humanities/GSWS Lecture
“Activist & Academic Alliances in the Women’s Movement Community in Pgh., 1969-75,” Patricia Ulbrich; 501 CL; 4 pm

Chemistry Seminar
“Alkyne Chemistry for the Synthesis of High-Value Molecular Targets,” Gregory Dudley, WVU; 150 Chevron, 4 pm


Social Work
“The Feasibility of a Binge Eating Intervention in African-American Women Who Are Overweight or Obese,” Rachel Goode; Jan. 25, 2117 CL, 1:30 pm

“Decoding Early Immune Events in Non-human Primates Infected With Mycobacterium Tuberculosis,” Anthony Cadena; Jan. 27, 402 Bridgeside Point II., 11 am


MCSI Sustainable Engineering Seed Grant Program
RFPs due Jan. 27. (

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

UCIS Int’l Collaborations on Sustainable Innovations Grant
Application deadline is Feb. 28. (

Pitt Sustainability Awards
Submit nominations by March 10. (


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

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

Falk Library
“Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics & Culture”; display case at 200 Scaife through Feb. 25; M-Th 7 am-mid., F 7 am-10 pm, Sat 9:30 am-10 pm & Sun 11 am-mid.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University & on-campus events of Feb. 2-16. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm on Jan. 26. Send information to

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