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March 16, 2017


Victor McCrary, past president of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, will deliver the keynote address March 17 at the group’s regional meeting, which is being held at the University Club March 16-18.

Victor McCrary, past president of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, will deliver the keynote address March 17 at the group’s regional meeting, which is being held at the University Club March 16-18.

Thursday 16

SAC Volunteer Opportunity
“Snack & Serve,” WPU Assembly Rm., 11 am-2 pm (

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Lipidomics-Based Mitochondria Targeted Drug Discovery in Traumatic Brain Injury,” Hulya Bayir; 1395 BST, noon

ADRC Lecture
“GPCR Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease,” Amantha Thathiah; Montefiore S439 conf. rm., noon

Shadyside Medicine Grand Rounds
“Endocrinology Year in Review,” Ronald Codario; UPMC Shadyside west wing aud., noon

HSLS Workshop
“Calcium Imaging Miniaturized Microscopes,” James Hyde; Falk Library classrm. 2, noon (register:

Law #Tolerance Means Dialogue
“Religion & Gay Marriage: Do They Have to Be at Odds?” William Eskridge Jr., Yale; Robin Fretwell Wilson, U of IL; Barco Teplitz Moot Courtrm.; 2 pm

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

U Forum on Current Issues
“Repeal, Repair or Replace? The Future of the Affordable Care Act”; Alumni 7th fl. aud., 3 pm

OACD Workshop
“Mock K Study Section”; S100 BST, 3 pm (

Nat’l Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists/Chemical Engineers Regional Mtg.
“Unifying, Collaboration & Building STEM Success”; UClub ballrm B, registration: 4 pm; welcome & cocktail reception, 7 pm
(through March 18; registration:

Chemistry Lecture
“Tackling Challenging Drug Targets: A Biophysical Perspective,” Michelle Arkin, Vanderbilt; 150 Chevron, 4 pm

Ctr. for Creativity Drop-In
“Arduino”; Hillman Library Digital Scholarship Commons, 4 pm

Bradford Campus Empty Bowls & Baskets Dinner
Mukaiyama U Rm. Frame-Westerberg, UPB, 5 pm

Humanities Lecture
“Lost & Found in the Cosmic Zoom,” Zachary Horton, English, film & media; 407 CL, 5:30 pm (

Friday 17

Philosophy of Science Workshop
“Formal Representations of Ignorance”; 817R CL, 9 am-2:50 pm (also March 18, 9:05 am-12:40 pm; register:

GI Research Rounds
“Year II GI Fellow Presentations: Big Spenders in IBD: Who Are They & How Do We Fix Them?” Benjamin Click & Preethi Chintamaneni; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing, noon

Psychiatry Lecture
“Enhancing Outcomes in Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder,” Tina Goldstein; S120 BST, noon

Ctr. for Health Equity Panel Discussion
“Health Equity Through Action on the Social Determinants of Health”; G23 Public Health aud., 2 pm

Senate BPC Mtg.
1817 CL, 2 pm

Neurobiology Seminar
“Adaptive Control of Innate Reflexes by Visual Cortex,” Baohua Liu, UC-San Diego; 1495 BST, 4 pm

Nat’l Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists/Chemical Engineers Regional Mtg.
Keynote: Victor McCrary, past president; UClub theatre, 4 pm (registration:

Saturday 18

Nat’l Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists/Chemical Engineers Regional Mtg.
Keynote: Dorothy Phillips, ACS board of directors; UClub theatre, 12:30 pm (also closing remarks: Talitha Hampton, president; registration:

Sunday 19

Jewish Studies Lecture
“Did Holocaust Survivors Forgive?” Dennis Klein, Kean U; Dor Hadash Congregation, 5898 Wilkins Ave., Squirrel Hill, 10 am-noon

Shadyside Brass Quintet; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Luke Dembosky, former assistant attorney general for national security and Department of Justice representative to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, will deliver the law school’s McLean Lecture March 20 in the Barco Teplitz Moot Courtroom. He will speak on “Cyber Law, Policy & Security Issues in the New Age of Nationalism.”

Luke Dembosky, former assistant attorney general for national security and Department of Justice representative to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, will deliver the law school’s McLean Lecture March 20 in the Barco Teplitz Moot Courtroom. He will speak on “Cyber Law, Policy & Security Issues in the New Age of Nationalism.”

Monday 20

PLRC Seminar
“Potential of Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Studies of Progressive Intrahepatic Cholestasis,” Alex Gutierrez & James Squires, S123 BST, noon

Jewish Studies Colloquium
“Abandonment: The Refugee Crisis 1938-2017,” Dennis Klein, Kean U; WPU dining rm. B, noon

PLRC Seminar
“Regenerative Medicine SIG,” George Michalopoulos & Alison Jazwinski; S123 BST, noon

Health Sciences Seminar
“Zika Virus Vaccination Immunity,” Saleem Khan, Ctr. for Vaccine Research; Scaife lecture rm. 3, 1 pm

French & Italian Lecture
“Sexual Life of an Islamist in Paris,” Leila Maouane; 501 CL, 2 pm

Senate EPC Mtg.
826 CL, 3 pm

French & Italian Roundtable
“What to Do With French in 2017”; 501 CL, 3:45 pm

McLean Law Lecture
“Cyber Law, Policy & Security Issues in the New Age of Nationalism,” Luke Dembosky; Barco Teplitz Moot Courtrm., 5:30 pm (livestream:

Bradford Campus Women’s History Open Mic Night
Wick Chapel, UPB, 7:30 pm (

Bradford Campus Women’s History Month Event
“Strategies for Blazing Your Own Trail: Empowering Trailblazing Women”; Bromeley Family Theatre, UPB, 7:30 pm (

Tuesday 21

• Pitt Day in Harrisburg; buses depart at 7 am from Bigelow Blvd. near Soldiers & Sailors garage entrance. (

GI Research Rounds
“Endoscopy #3: Esophageal Dilation/EoE/Barrett’s Surveillance,” Kevin McGrath; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing, 7:30 am

Cell Biology Seminar
“Having Fun With Lysosomes & Phagosomes: How to Adapt, Expand & Engorge Them,” Roberto Botelho, Ryerson U, Toronto; E&E Inst. 5th fl. boardrm., 11 am

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Amino Acid Control of Gene Expression in Health & Disease,” Michael Kilberg, U of FL; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon

UPCI Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“Tobacco Carcinogens & Lung Cancer Susceptibility,” Stephen Hecht, Masonic Cancer Ctr., MN; Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk
“Taxa & Trees: How Does Phylogenetic Practice Impact the Metaphysics of Biological Classification?” Thomas Reydon, Leibniz U, Hannover; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

CTSI Workshop
“Show Me the Money: Paying Research Participants,” Karen Schmidt & George Cerminara; 7039 Forbes, 1 pm (register:

HSLS Workshop
“PechaKucha Basics for Presentations,” Rebecca Abromitis; Falk Library classrm. 2, 3 pm (register:

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

Provost Inaugural Lecture
“Will Engineering Conquer Biology? Lessons From 30 Years of Mechanical Support for the Failing,” Robert Kormos, cardiothoracic transplantation/medicine; Scaife lecture rm. 6, 4 pm

Wednesday 22

Clinical Oncology/Hematology Grand Rounds
“NSABP Trials,” Priya Rastogi; Hillman Cancer Ctr., Herberman Aud., 8 am (

FSDP Workshop
“The Changing American Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities & Challenges,” Paul Klein; 531 Alumni, 9 am (

Pathology Seminar
“Pathology & Genetics of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma,” Andrew Feldman, Mayo Clinic; 1104 Scaife, noon

CTSI Workshop
“Conflict of Interest Management & the Responsible Conduct of Research,” Lisa Schoon & Shawna Porter; 7039 Forbes, noon (register:

Health Sciences Diversity Lecture
“A Cultural Competence Approach to Disability-Related Education for the Medical Profession,” Mary Crossley, law; 123 BST, noon

Women’s History Month Lecture
“The Politics of Exclusion: Why Women Are So Underrepresented in PA Politics & What We Can Do to Change It,” Chelsa Wagner, Allegheny Cty. controller; O’Hara Student Ctr. dining rm., 2:30 pm (2 pm registration; Q&A to follow)

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Honors College Lecture
“Can Free Enterprise Solve Climate Change?” Bob Inglis, former US Representative, SC; UClub ballrm. A, 4 pm (

Pediatric GI Grand Rounds
“Case Presentations”; Scaife conf. ctr., 5 pm

Oakland Town Hall Mtg.
Oakland Career Ctr., 294 Semple, 6 pm (info:

Bradford Campus Women’s History Month Presentation
“Florence Nightingale,” Orin James, biology; 205 Fisher, UPB, 6:30 pm (reservation:

Thursday 23

Women’s History Month Lecture
“And Campus for All: Diversity, Inclusion & Free Speech at US Universities,” Suzanne Nossel, PEN America; WPU Kurtzman Rm. 9:30 am (9 am registration; Q&A to follow)

FSDP Workshop

“Working With International Populations at Pitt”; 342 Craig, 9 am (

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Fluorogenic Dyes & the Proteins That Bind Them: Modular Platforms for Fluorescence Detection & Manipulation in Biological Systems,” Marcel Bruchez, CMU; 6014 BST3, 11 am

HSLS Workshop
“Electronic Lab Notebooks: Introduction to LabArchives,” Carrie Iwema; Falk Library classrm. 2, noon (register:

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
“Exploiting IGF1R Pathway Activation as a Therapeutic Strategy for E-Cadherin Deficient Breast Cancers,” Alison Nagle; 1395 BST, noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“Toward a Pitt Data Commons,” Michael Becich; 305 Parkvale, noon

Sr. VC Laureate Lecture
“The Regulatory Circuitry Controling an Asymmetric Cell Division,” Lucy Shapiro, Stanford; Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

Bradford Campus Women’s History Month Discussion
“Women’s Sexualities: Myths & Realities,” Akire Hoots & Stephanie Eckstrom, social work; 218 Frame-Westerberg, UPB, noon (also 162 Swarts, UPB, 9 pm)

SAC Seminar
“Lead Where You Are,” Jim Earle, business; WPU ballrm., noon-1 pm (register:

Chemistry Lecture
“New Chemical Reactions for Generating Complex Bimolecular Materials,” Matthew Francis, UC-Berkeley; 150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Ctr. for Creativity Drop-In
“Arduino”; Hillman Library Digital Scholarship Commons, 4 pm

Ctr. for the Neural Basis of Cognition Colloquium
“Functional Flexibility: Global Arousal & Regulation of Cortical Circuits in Health & Disease,” Jessica Cardin, Yale; 128 Mellon Inst., 4 pm

Randall Family Big Idea Showcase & Awards Ceremony
Keynotes: Chancellor Patrick Gallagher & Jason Putorti, computer science alum; Alumni Connolly Ballrm., 4 pm (awards at 5 pm)

Classics Lecture
“The Earliest Gateway of Rome: Recent Work at Sant’Omobono in the Forum Boarium,” Nicola Terrenato, U of MI; 204 CL, 4:30 pm

Gut Club Lecture
“Comparative Effectiveness of Biologic Therapy in IBD: Which One, When?” Hans Herfarth, UNC; UClub ballrm. A; 7 pm (6 pm reception; register:

Friday 24

Senate CUC Mtg.
717 CL, 10 am

Teaching Ctr. Discussion
“Sing for Your Life,” Karen Gilmer, theatre arts; 815 Alumni, 11:30 am (

UCSUR Lecture
“Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons From North America & Europe,” Donald Carter, CMU; 3911 Posvar, noon (rsvp:

GI Research Rounds
“Methotrexate Response in Treatment of UC: Clinical Results & Lessons Learned From an Investigator-Initiated Study,” Hans Herfarth, UNC-Chapel Hill; Presby admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing, noon

Covenant Christian High School Choir, MI; Heinz Chapel, 8 pm

Saturday 25

Ctr. for Creativity Workshop
“Write Now!”; UStore gr. fl., 4 pm (register:

Sunday 26

Ctr. for Creativity Workshop
“Drawn Together”; UStore gr. fl., 12:30 pm (register:

Seton Hill student organ recital; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Music on the Edge Concert
Arditti Quartet with guitarist Eliot Fisk; Andy Warhol Museum, North Side, 8 pm

Monday 27

PLRC Seminar
“RNA Signaling in Fatty Liver,” Qingde Wang; S123 BST, noon

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Teaching Inclusively”; 815 Alumni, 1 pm (register:

Medical Humanities Ctr. for Bioethics Health Law Lecture
“Just the Facts vs. the Whole Truth: Medicine, Poetry & Healing,” Rafael Campo, Harvard; 1105 A-C Scaife Conf. Ctr., 5:30 pm

Tuesday 28

Pathology Lecture
“Pathology 5-Colon/Neoplasia,” Reet Pai; Scaife 6th fl. A wing, 7:30 am

FSDP Workshop
“Office of Veterans Services”; 342 Craig, 10 am (

HSLS Workshop
“Journal Matchmakers: Help for Deciding Where to Publish,” Andrea Ketchum; Falk Library classrm. 1, 10 am (register:

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

Cell Biology Seminar
“Control Cytokine: Induced Inflammation Responses by Ubiquitin & Ubiquitin-Like Proteins,” Jianping Jin; E&E Inst. 5th fl. boardrm., 11 am

Senate EIADAC Mtg.
156 CL, 11 am

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“How Working on Metabolism Brought Us to the Mechanisms of Learning,” Kaveh Ashrafi, UC-San Francisco; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon

Bradford Campus Women’s History Month Discussion
“Intersectional Feminisms,” Selena Cuffee & Tracee Howell; 162 Swarts, UPB, noon (also 9 pm)

UPCI Basic/ Translational Research Seminar
“The Emerging Roles & Therapeutic Potential of Histone Demethylases in Breast Cancer,” Yi Huang; Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk
“The Need for Values in Science: The Contingency Argument,” Matthew Brown, U of TX-Dallas; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Johnson Inst. Leadership Exemplary Award Presentation
Jim Withers, Operation Safety Net; WPU Assembly Rm., 4:30 pm (rsvp:

Ctr. for Creativity Workshop
“Postcard Prints”; UStore gr. fl., 6 pm (register:

Wednesday 29

GSPIA Philanthropy Forum
“From Urban Grant Makers to Community Change Makers: Redefining Philanthropic Capital to Better Children’s Lives,” Tonya Allen, Skillman Foundation; O’Hara Student Ctr. ballrm., 8:30 am (rsvp:

FSDP Workshop
“Family & Medical Leave Act for Supervisors,” Amelia Kephart; 342 Craig, 9 am (

HSLS Workshop
“Advanced EndNote for Savvier Information Management,” Pat Weiss; Falk Library classrm. 2, 10:30 am (register:

Public Health Lecture
“PA Department of Health’s Rural Health Initiative,” Lauren Hughes, Dept. of Health; A215 Public Health, 11:30 am

Pathology Seminar
“New Insight of Mechanisms Underlying Cellular Senescence,” Xiao Wang, Duke; 1104 Scaife, noon

Bradford Campus Women’s History Month Poetry & Discussion
“Women’s Voices,” Daniela Candillari & Tanta Holtland; KOA Speer Lobby Blaisdell, UPB, noon

U Senate Plenary Session
“The Role of Research Metrics in Faculty Evaluation”; WPU Assembly Rm., noon-3 pm

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Syllabus Construction”; 815 Alumni, 1 pm (register:

Thursday 30

HSLS Workshop
“Mendeley Basics,” Jill Foust; Falk Library classrm. 1, 9:30 am (register:

FSDP Workshop
“Veterans on Campus: Understanding Resources & Opportunity”; WPU dining rm. B, 10 am (

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
“Structural & Functional Studies of GPCRs in Neurons by Single Molecular Approaches,” Yang Xiang; 1395 BST, noon

CTSI Workshop
“Responsible Data Visualization,” Lee Bash & Karen Schmidt; 7039 Forbes, 1 pm (register:

Biostatistics Seminar
“High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation With Application to Neuroimaging Data,” Martin Lindquist, Johns Hopkins; G23 Public Health aud., 3:30 pm

Women’s History Month Book Discussion
“Bad Feminist,” Roxane Gay, author; WPU lower lounge, 4 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Enzyme-Responsive PEG-Dendron Amphiphiles: The Power of Molecular Precision,” Roey Amier; 150 Chevron, 4 pm

Religious Studies Lecture
“Queering Religion: The Student Perspective”; 602 CL, 5:30 pm


Education/Instruction & Learning
“‘I be on the bus’: An Investigation of Middle School Students’ Learning About Dialects, Power & Identity,” Kaylan Godley; March 16, 5511 Posvar, 1 pm

SHRS/Health Information Management
“Development & Evaluation of a Gamified m-Health System for Improving Ecological Momentary Intervention Child Anxiety Treatment,” Gede Pramana; March 16, 6012 Forbes, 1:15 pm

“The Sick Republic: Tuberculosis, Public Health & Politics in Cuba, 1925-65,” Kelly Urban; March 16, 3703 Posvar, 3:30 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“Search for Anomalous Coupling in WtbVertex From the Measurement of Triple Differential Angular Decay Rates of Single Top Quarks Produced in the T-channel at  √s =8 Tev with ATLAS Detector,” Jun Su; March 16, 319 Allen, 4:30 pm

“Dynamics of Global & Regional Piracy 1996-2013: The Evolution of Somali Piracy,” Keunsoo Jeong; March 17, 3930 Posvar, 11 am

“Human by Design: Bodily Prosthetics & the Rhetoric of Science Fiction Cool,” Nicholas Maradin; March 17, 1128 CL, 11:30 am

“Investigating the Emergence of Prehispanic Complex Societies in the Llanos of Casanare, Columbia,” Juan Ruiz; March 17, 3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Public Health/Biostatistics
“Methods for Family-Based Designs in Genetic Epidemiology Studies,” Jenna Carlson; March 20, A522 Crabtree, 9 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“Electronic Structure & Photoexcitation Dynamics of Chemisorbed Alkali Atoms Induced Resonances,” Shengmin Zhang; March 20, 419 Allen, 1 pm

“Mapping Mystery: Brelet, Jankélévitch & Phenomenologies of Music in Post-WWII France,” Benjamin McBrayer; March 20, 302 Music, 2 pm

“Computational & Experimental Insight Into Single Molecule Piezoelectric Materials,” Christopher Marvin; March 21, 655 Chevron, 2:30 pm

SHRS/Health Information Management
“Developing a Quality of Life Survey in a Trauma Informed Community,” Kimberly Peterson; March 22, 6081 Forbes, 10 am

“Quantitative Analysis of Metal Nanoparticle Ligand Shells,” Ashley Smith; March 23, 307 Eberly, 11 am

A&S/Geology & Environmental Science
“A Chemostratigraphic Study of Regional & Global Controls on Deposition & Preservation of Late Cambrian Shales & Carbonates of the Conasauga Group, Appalachian Basin,” Justin Mackey; March 23, 214 SRCC, 2 pm

“At the Intersection of Jazz, Catholicism & the African-American Experience:  Black Vernacular Phenomena in the Liturgical & Sacred Music of Mary Lou Williams,” Chris Capizzi; March 24, 302 Music, 1 pm

SHRS/Sports Medicine & Nutrition
“Comparing Measures of Ankle Proprioception, Strength & Postural Stability in Male Soccer Players With & Without Chronic Ankle Instability as a Result of Non-Contact Lateral Ankle Sprains,” Paul Whitehead; March 29, 104 Neuromuscular Research Lab, 11 am

“The Relationship Between Nicotine & Body Weight: Implications for Tobacco Regulatory Policy From Rats & Humans,” Laura Rupprecht; March 29, Sennott Square Martin Rm., 11 am

SHRS/Prosthetics & Orthotics
“Skin Inspired Hydrogel Elastomer Composite With Application in a Moisture Permeable Prosthetic Limb Liner,” Esteban Ruiz; March 30, 6081 Forbes, 9 am

SHRS/Sports Medicine & Nutrition
“The Effect of Consecutive Softball Windmill Pitches on Coordination Patterns & Variability, Muscular strength & Pitching Performance,” Erin Pletcher; March 30, 104 Neuromuscular Research Lab, South Side, noon

“Feminine Twang: Rhetorical Strategies of Country Music’s Legendary Second Wave Women,” Emily Crosby; March 31,1128 CL, 10 am


Ctr. for Bioethics & Health Law Annual Medical Ethics Conf.
“Ethical Issues in Caring for Diverse Patient Populations”; registration deadline is March 24 for March 31 conf. (

McKnight Memory & Cognitive Disorders Awards 
Preliminary applications due March 27. (


The exhibit “Cartographic Abstractions & Maps” by James Morar will be on display through April 23 in the Barco Law Library first floor gallery.

The exhibit “Cartographic Abstractions & Maps” by James Morar .

Frick Fine Arts
“Liminal Conjunction,” Sophia Sobers; “Dirty Work,” Eleanor Aldrich & Barbara Weissberger; U Art Gallery, through March 23; M-F 10 am-4 pm

Barco Law Library 
“Cartographic Abstractions & Maps,” James Morar; 1st fl. gallery, through April 23, M-Th 8 am-10 pm, F 8 am-5 pm, Sat 10 am-6 pm, Sun noon-8 pm (8-1376)


Stages Production
“Baltimore”; Henry Heyman Theatre, March 29-April 9, Tue-Sat 8 pm & Sun 2 pm (

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