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February 22, 2018


Thursday, Feb. 22

Winter Housing Evacuation Exercise
Skyvue, TBA

Office of Human Resources’ TIAA Information Session
“Updates to the Retirement Savings Plan”; 548 William Pitt Union, 10 a.m.

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Lecture
“Brain, Environment, Aging and Mobility,” Andrea Russo; S439 Montefiore Hospital, ADRC Conference Room, Noon

Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Seminar
“RAD51API Regulates Telomere Maintenance of ALT Cells,”Jonathan Gonzalez; 1395 Biomedical Science Tower, Noon

Paul Y. Hammond Memorial Lecture
“Does Strategic Intelligence Matter?” Richard Betts, scholar and national security expert; University Club Ballroom A, 2 p.m.

“5-3-3: Collaborative Installations” Exhibit Reception
Frick Fine Arts Building, 4 p.m. (Information:

Faculty Book Talk
“The Landscape of Pastoral Care in the 13th-Century England,” William Campbell; Hillman Library Thornburgh Room, 4:30 p.m.

Center for Creativity Workshop
“Playing With Poetry Forms”; Center for Creativity, University Store on Fifth, 5:30 p.m. (Register: C4C workshop)

Pitt Stops Workshop
“How to Start or Grow a Business: Realizing the Potential”; 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry, PA 16066, 4 p.m. (Information: Pitt Stops)

Black History Month Performance
“Theatre for the 21st Century,” Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor; Charity Randall Theatre, 7 p.m. (Information: Pitt Arts events)


Friday, Feb. 23

Pitt Business/Center for Supply Chain Management Lecture
“The Evolving Role of 3PLs in Today’s Changing Retail Market,” Ryan Kelly, Senior Vice President,FedEx Supply Chain; Alumni Hall 5th floor event room, 7 a.m. (Register: Online)

Small Business Development Center Workshop
“2nd Step: Developing a Business Plan”; 114 Mervis Hall, 7:30 a.m. (Information: SBDC workshop)

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Workshop
“Faces of Diversity: Microaggression,” Cheryl Ruffin and Warren McCoy; 527 William Pitt Union, 11:00 a.m. (RSVP: online form)

School of Arts and Sciences Lecture
“The Dynamics of a Duo: Perceptions and Reflections of Gender, Nationality, and Identity in Yamamura Misa,” Ali Richardson; 4130 Posvar Hall, Noon (Download the event flyer)

Innovation Institute Legal Office Hours
1-5 p.m., Innovation Institute; (Information: event website)

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds,” Edouard Machery; 817 Cathedral of Learning, 2 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 24

Pitt Big Band Festival 2018
Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 9 a.m.

Center for Creativity Workshop
“Postcard Prints”; Center for Creativity, University Store on Fifth; 2 p.m. (Register: C4C event form)

Black History Month Student Performance
Alumni Hall, 7th Floor, 2 p.m. (Information: Student Affairs webpage)


Sunday, Feb. 25

Heinz Chapel Recital
Franciscan University of Steubenville Sacred Music students; Heinz Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m.


Monday, Feb. 26

Senate Computer Usage Committee Meeting
717 Cathedral of Learning, 10 a.m.

Honors College Lecture
“Mitigating Climate Change by Transitioning to a Renewable Resource-Based Economy,” Steven Cohen, Columbia University, 2 p.m.

Pitt Police/S.A.F.E. Program Self-Defense Class
Location will be given upon registration, 6 p.m. (Register: Heather Camp at

Center for Creativity Open Mic Night
Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union; 8:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Feb. 27

Senate Athletics Committee Meeting
Petersen Events Center, Minno Conference Room, 11 a.m.

Basic and Translational Research Seminar Series
“Optical Metabolic Imaging of Single Cells in Cancer,” Melissa Skala, University of Wisconsin-Madison; UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Room D, Noon

Office of Diversity and Inclusion Book Club
“The Harlem Hellfighters”; William Pitt Union Dining Room, Noon (Register: Diversity Book Club)

Center for Philosophy of Science Lecture
“Bridging Non-Human and Human Economic Decision-Making,” Armin Schulz, University of Kansas; 817 Cathedral of Learning, 12:05 p.m.

International Speed Friending
O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, 4:30 p.m. (RSVP: online form)


Wednesday, Feb. 28

Pitt Day of Giving
All day (Details: Pitt Day of Giving website)

Pitt–Bradford Campus Comedy Night
AfterWords Club, 27 Congress Street, Bradford, PA  16701, 8 p.m.


Thursday, March 1

Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Seminar
“ARGLU1 – A New GR Coregulator Impacting Glucocorticoid Function in Liver, Adipose and Brain,” Carolyn Cummins, Associate Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; Biomedical Science Tower, 1395 Conference Room, Noon

Provost’s Advisory Committee on Woman’s Concerns Event
“A Celebration of Newly Promoted Women Faculty”; 2500 Posvar Hall, 3 p.m. (RSVP:

Center for African American Poetry and Poetics
“Black Futures: A Reading, Lecture and Conversation,” Carl Phillips and Laylah Ali; Heinz Memorial Chapel, 7:30 p.m.


Friday, March 2

Small Business Development Center Workshop
“First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”; 114 Mervis Hall, 7:30 a.m. (Information: SBDC workshop)

Music on the Edge Featuring Pitt’s Eric Moe
Chatham University, Laughlin Recital Hall, 7 p.m.  (Information:



Sunday, March 4

Spring recess for students begins.

Heinz Memorial Chapel Concert
Nadine Sherman, cellist; Heinz Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m.


Monday, March 5

Senate Tenure and Academic Freedom Committee Meeting
156 Cathedral of Learning, Noon


Wednesday, March 7

Senate Research Committee Meeting
156 Cathedral of Learning, 1 p.m.



Public Health/Human Genetics
“Elucidating the Mitochondrial Architecture of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Metabolism Enzymes: Implications for Treatment,” Stephen McCalley; Feb. 23, A521 Carbtree Hall, 10:30 a.m.

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
“Hepatic Xenobiotic Receptors in the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System,” Jiong Yan; Feb. 27, Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 5, 9 a.m.

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences/Rehabilitation Science and Technology
“Weight Monitoring in Bed Using E-Scale,” Jonathan Duvall; Feb. 27, Bakery Square, Herl Conference Room, 10 a.m.

Public Health/Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
“Cellular Cholesterol Regulation of HIV-1 Trafficking During Macrophage-Mediated  Trans Infection,” Diana Delucia; March 1, A115 Crabtree Hall, 11 a.m.

Katz Graduate School of Business
“Financial Resources in the Workplace: Employee Finances as a Barrier to Job Performance,” Jirs Meuris’; March 2, 119 Mervis Hall, 10 a.m.

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
“Three Essays on Foreign Aid and Ethnic Leadership in Africa,” Jikuo Lu; March 2, 3600 Posvar Hall, 12p.m.

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
“Targeting the Genetic and Molecular Role of ABCG2 Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury,” Solomon Adams; March 6, Scaife Hall Lecture Room 5, 11 a.m.



Falk Library Exhibit
“Walk on By,” Falk Library upper floor; through Feb. 27, Monday–Thursday, 7 a.m.-midnight, Friday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-midnight

University Art Gallery
“5-3-3:Collaborative Installations”; University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building; Feb. 23-March 14,  Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.



UP Stages
“Marie Antoinette”; Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning B Floor; through Feb.25; Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m. (Information: Play Pitt)



Center on Race and Social Problems Pilot Study
Research proposals are due by Feb. 28. (Information: CRSP Pilot Study Proposal)

2018 Pitt Sustainability Awards Program
Submit nominations by March 2. (Pitt Sustainability Awards)

Pitt SEED Project
Applications are due by March 5. (Pitt Seed Project webpage)

Multidisciplinary Research Fellowship in Women’s Cardiovascular Health
Application deadline is April 1. (Download the PDF for more information)


Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include University and on-campus events of March 8-22. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 p.m. on March 5. Send information to



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