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April 13, 2017


William Chess, retired COO of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, will deliver the Cobetto Lecture April 13 on the Greensburg campus.

William Chess, retired COO of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, will deliver the Cobetto Lecture April 13 on the Greensburg campus.

Thursday 13

FSDP Workshop
“Problem Solving Skills for the Workplace,” Mark Burdsall; 342 Craig, 9 am (

University Records Management Training
“FileBridge Tutorial”; 272 Hllman Library, 10 am (register:

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Effective Teaching With & Without PowerPoint”; B23 Alumni, 10 am (

Honors College Dean Candidate’s Talk
Lori Jakiela, English, UPG; 2700 Posvar, 10 am (

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

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Jill Foust; Falk Library classrm. 1, 11 am (

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Research Seminar
“Disentangling the Knotted Protein Folding Problems: From Physics to Medicine,” Shang-Te Hsu; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Sonis Lecture
“Restoring Public Trust in Professional Self-Regulation,” Thomas Gallagher, U of WA; 120 BST, noon (412-692-4853)

Year of Diversity Poster Session/Roundtable Discussion
WPU lower lounge, noon-5 pm (

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“The Cardiovascular Complications of Type 1 Diabetes: A 30-Year Pittsburgh Perspective,” Trevor Orchard, epidemiology; G23 Public Health aud. A, noon

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Teaching Int’l Students”; B23 Alumni, 2 pm (

OACD Doctoral/Postdoc Seminar
“Life After Postdoc: Pathways to Careers in Industry & Other Fields”; S100 BST, 3-5 pm (register:

Food Bank Volunteer Trip
Repacking & redistribution; N. Linden St., Duquesne; shuttle leaving from Soldiers & Sailors, 3:30 pm (register:

Pgh. Writers Series Q&A
Edwidge Danticat, author; 501 CL, 4 pm (

Honors College/Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy American Experience Lecture
“Pittsburgh: The Resilient City,” Mayor William Peduto; UClub ballrm. B, 7 pm (register:

Greensburg Cobetto Lecture
“Public Relations, Public Policy & Crisis Communications in a World That Relies on Social Media,” William Chess, retired COO of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide; Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7 pm

Pgh. Writers Series Reading
Edwidge Danticat, author; FFA aud., 8:30 pm (

Friday 14

Steel City Health Careers Diversity Conf.
Wyndham University Ctr. Hotel, 100 Lytton Ave., 8 am-4 pm (also April 15, 8 am-4 pm (register:

East Asian Lecture
“The Institutionalization of Science in the Nationalist China: A Confrontation Between Academia Sinica & Dr. Kishinouye’s Biological Expedition Along the Yangzi River,” Aijie Shi; 4130 Posvar, noon

Saturday 15

cal. 4.15.Ensemble SurPlus 2015
Music on the Edge Concert

Ensemble SurPlus; Warhol Museum, North Side, 8 pm

Monday 17

Pitt Sports Dome Grand Opening
Behind Cost Center, 11:15 am-2 pm (

Senate EPC Mtg.
826 CL, 3 pm

Ctr. for Creativity Workshop
“De-Tangle Finals Stress”; UStore gr. fl., 6 pm (

Tuesday 18

Pathology Lecture
“Pathology 6-Pancreas,” Aatur Singhi; 6th fl. Scaife A wing, 7:30 am

Ctr. for Molecular Imaging/Image-Guided Therapeutics Conf.
“Visualizing the Future of Molecular Imaging: Cancer, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases, UClub ballrm. B, 8 am-5 pm (information/registration:

FSDP Workshop
“Int’l Scholars & Employees at Pitt”; 342 Craig, 9 am (

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

Equipoise/Office of Diversity & Inclusion Workshop
“Planning for Retirement”; 538 WPU, noon (rsvp:

Senate CRC Mtg.
140 Alumni, noon

UPCI Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“Tumor Immune Landscape: Getting From ‘Seed & Soil’ to Precision Medicine Biomarkers & Combination Immunotherapies,” Vasiliki Pelekanou, Yale; Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“The Role of the Paneth Cell in the Defense & Homeostasis of the Developing Small Intestinal Tract,” Steven McElroy, U of IA; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
“Gene & Stem Cell Therapy for Improving Islet Transplantation in Humanized Mice,” Ram Mahato, U of NE; 456 Salk; noon

SAC Panel Discussion
“Women in the Workplace”; WPU Assembly Rm., noon (

Ctr. for Creativity Book Launch
“HD66: Search for a Cure or a Killer?” Babs Carryer, Innovation Inst.; Ctr. for Creativity, UStore gr. fl., noon (

Wednesday 19

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

Cultural Studies Lecture
“Global South Modernities in World War I,” Michelle Moyd, IN U; 501 CL, noon

SAC Mtg.
102 Benedum, noon

Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds
“Pediatric ECMO,” Melania Bembea, Johns Hopkins; 1105 A/B Scaife, noon

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

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

GI Grand Rounds
“Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,” Preethi Chintamaneni, Matthew Klinge & Shiv Desai; 11th. fl. Scaife Conf. Ctr., 5 pm

Greensburg Campus Reading
Ned Lewis, Tori Phillips & Jess Weiss, creative/professional writing; Hempfield Rm. Chambers, UPG, 7 pm

German Drama Workshop
“Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck”; 126 FFA; 7 pm

Thursday 20

DEA Drug Take-Back Day
U Pharmacy, Nordenberg, 9 am-3 pm (

FSDP Workshop
“Computer Security,” Sean Sweeney; 302 Benedum, 10 am (

Honors College Dean Candidate’s Talk
Joe Alter, anthropology; 2700 Posvar, 10 am (

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Evolutionary Tinkering & Hopeful Monsters in the Biochemical Rewiring of Mammalian Sex Determination,” Michael Weiss, Case Western; 6014 BST3, 11 am

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Cysteine-Mediated Redox Signaling: Chemical Tools for Biological Discovery,” Kate Carroll, Scripps Research Inst.; 1395 BST, noon

Studio Arts Student Exhibition Conversation
Frick Fine Arts U Art Gallery, noon (

Cultural Studies Lecture
“On Female Friendships: Saheli & Sexual Politics in 1960s Pakistani Cinema,” Kamran Ali, U of TX; 501 CL, 12:15 pm

Epidemiology Inaugural Sutton-Tyrrell Lecture
“Psychosocial Factors & Cardiovascular Disease: Epidemiological & Public Health,” Susan Everson-Rose, U of MN; G23 Public Health, 1 pm (

Paul Dowd Chemistry Lecture
“Synthetic Mimics of Protein Structure & Function,” Andrew Hamilton, NYU; 150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Paul Dowd Chemistry Lecture
“Unlocking Chemical Secrets of the Human Gut Microbiota,” Emily Balskus, NYU; 150 Chevron, 4 pm

French & Italian Recital
Italian theatrical students & Francesca Savoia, conductor; 432 CL, 4:30 pm

Gut Club Seminar
“Advances in Irritable Bowel Syndrome,” Michael Camilleri, Mayo Clinic; UClub ballrm. A, 6 pm (register:

Cultural Studies Lecture
“Civil Rights Conservatism in an Anxious Age,” Angela Dillard, Africana studies; 501 CL, 5:30 pm

Italian Film Festival
“The Last Will Be the Last,” Massimiliano Bruno, director; FFA aud., 7 pm

Friday 21

GI Research Rounds
“Obesity & the Role of the Gastroenterologist,” Michael Camilleri, Mayo Clinic; Presby GI admin. conf. rm. M2 C-wing, 7:30 am

Dean’s Day Student Research Competition/Presentation/ Awards Ceremony
A115 Public Health, 10 am-noon

Senate BPC Mtg.
156 CL, 2 pm

Italian Film Festival
“The Stuff of Dreams,” Gianfranco Cabiddu, director; FFA aud., 7 pm

Saturday 22

Psychosomatic Medicine Conf.
S120 BST, 8 am-5 pm (

Pgh. March for Science
Bigelow Blvd between Fifth & Forbes, noon-2 pm (

Bradford Campus March for Science
300 Campus Dr., UPB, 1-3 pm (

Monday 24

History & Philosophy of Science Lecture
“The Structure & Interpretation of Quantum Field Theory,” Michael Miller, 1001B CL, 10 am

Tuesday 25

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Barb Folb; Falk Library classrm. 1, 9 am (

Basic/Translational Research Seminar
“A Novel Immune Checkpoint Pathway Linking p53, Tumor Cell Immunogenicity & the PD-1 Receptor,” Sam Lee, Harvard; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Cooper Conf. Ctr. rm. D, noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
Xiaoyuan Chen; 456 Salk, noon

GI Journal Club
“Jeopardy 4,” Cynthia Cherfane & Shiv Desai; Presby M2 conf. rm., noon

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Sex Differences in UTI Pathogenesis,” David Hunstad, WA U-St. Louis; Rangos Research conf. ctr., noon

Wednesday 26

Clinical Oncology/ Hematology Grand Rounds
“UPMC Head & Neck Survivorship Clinic: Opportunity for Enhanced Patient Care,” Jonas Johnson & Tamara Wincko; Hillman Cancer Ctr. Herberman Aud., 8 am

FSDP Workshop
“Working Through Conflict,” Maureen Lazar; 342 Craig, 9 am (

Teaching Ctr. Workshop
“Graduate Student Teaching Initiative: Teaching a 6-Week Class”; B23 Alumni, 1 pm (

HSLS Workshop
“Endnote Basic,” Pat Weiss; Falk Library classrm. 2, 2 pm (

GI Grand Rounds
“Ctr. of Excellence: Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention & Treatment”; 11th fl. Scaife conf. rm., 5 pm

Thursday 27

FSDP Workshop
“Public Speaking in a Nutshell,” Michael Bannon; 342 Craig, 9 am (

FSDP Workshop
“Office of Research Orientation,” Kelly Downing; B21 UClub, 9 am (

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology
Linda Peteanu; 6014 BST, noon

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar
“Histone & Non-Histone Targets of Dietary Deacetylase Inhibitors,” Roderic Dashwood, TX A&M; 1395 BST, noon

Chemistry Lecture
“Approaching Challenges in Physics With Inorganic Chemistry,” Dana Freedom, Northern U; 150 Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Novel MS-Based Chemical & Enzymatic Methods to Globally & Site Specifically Characterize Glycoproteins,” Ronghu Wu, GA Inst. of Technology; 150 Chevron, 4 pm


Medicine/Cell Biology & Molecular Physiology
“Substrate Insolubility Dictates Hsp104-Dependent Endoplasmic Reticulum Associated Degradation,” G. Michael Preston; April 13; 1101 Scaife, 10 am

Public Health/Human Genetics
“Fibulin-4A in Zebrafish Development,” Sandeep Khatri; April 13, 4140 Parran, 10 am

“Bronze Age Settlement Patterns & the Development of Complex Societies in the Southern Ural Steppes (3500-1400 BC),” Dennis Sharapov; April 14, 3307 Posvar, 10 am

Information Sciences/Information Science & Technology
“Understanding, Modeling & Supporting Cross-Device Web Search,” Shuguang Han; April 14, 828 IS, noon

Public Health/Environmental & Occupational Health
“Power Laws Govern Mitochondrial Optimization of Cellular Memory & Fate Decisions,” Amin Cheikhi; April 17, Bridgeside Point 1, 5th fl., noon

Public Health/Computational Biology
“Genomic Integrative Analysis to Improve Fusion Transcript Detection, Liquid Association & Biclustering,” Shuchang Liu; April 18, A522 Crabtree, 9 am

“Lingjiatan Social Organization in the Chaohu Region, China: A Comparative Perspective,” Wenjing Wang; April 18, 3307 Posvar, 10 am

“Emptiness & Cohesion in the String Trio of Jonathan Harvey,” Ramteen Sazegari; April 18, 114 Music, 2 pm

Education/Instruction & Learning
“An Investigation of a Cross-Content Academic Vocabulary Intervention in an Urban Middle School,” Michelle Rimbey; April 19, 5131 Posvar, 10 am

Education/Instruction & Learning
“Unanticipated Student Utterances in an Adult ESL Grammar Classroom,” Ida Chavoshan; April 19, 5140 Posvar, 2 pm

A&S/Biological Sciences
“The Evolution of Color Polymorphisms in Calias Butterflies: Preferences, Learning & Sensory Limitations,” Lisa Limeri; April 20, 150 Chevron, 9 am

“Mosaics of Lenten Opera: Naples, 1818-1830,” Jonathan Shold; April 21, 114 Music, 10 am

Information Sciences/Information Science & Technology
“Development of Tools for the Analysis of Messages in Controlled Social Network Environments,” William Garrard; April 27, 828 IS Bldg., 10 am-noon

“Let It Go? How Agency & Power Impact the Consumption of Uncertain Products & Group Experiences,” Aleksandra Kovacheva; April 27, 201 Mervis, 10 am


Honors College Peer Mentor Program
Application deadline is April 14. (

Pitt Innovation Challenge 2017
Video applications due May 15. (


German Student Projects Exhibit 
“Do You Care About Your Future?  Study German”; O’Hara Student Ctr. ballrm., April 13, 2-4 pm

Public Health 
“OJO Latino Photo Exhibition”; Public Health Commons, through April 24

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)

Studio Arts Student Exhibit
FFA Gallery, through April 29; M-Sat 10 am-4 pm


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

Stages Production
“Peter & the Starcatcher”; Charity Randall Theatre, through April 9, Tue-Sat 8 pm & Sun 2 pm (

Event Deadline

Information for April 27-May 11 events must be received by 5 pm on April 20. Send information to

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