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May 17, 2007


Thursday 17

Office of Child Development Family Support Pre-Conference

“Family Support: Exploration of National Trends, Challenges & Strategies”;

Westin Convention Ctr., Downtown, 7:30 am-4:15 pm (412/244-5358)

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions

4750 5th Ave. Suite 300, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

(also May 23 & 24; appointment: 877/209-3136)

Immunology Seminar

“Ym1 Induction in Murine Dendritic Cells by HMG-CoA Inhibitor Statin Promotes Th2 Type Response,”

Prabir Ray;

aud. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Office of Academic Career Development Postdoctoral Symposium

Ballrm WPU, poster session: 4-6 pm;

dinner: 6-8 PM

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“Regional Perfusion Therapy & Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus,”

David Bartlett, medicine;

2500 Posvar, 4:30 pm (4-5750)

Friday 18

• Summer term add/drop period ends.

Business Training Seminar

“The Second Step: Business Plan Workshop”;

Mervis, 7:30-10 am (8-1542)

Stroke Screening

Herberman Conference Center, UPMC Shadyside Cancer Pavillion, 9 am-3 pm (7-3555)

Stroke Information Session

UPMC Presby cafeteria, 11:30 am-1:30 pm (also May 23; 7-3555)

Saturday 19

Dental Medicine Diploma Ceremony

Heinz Hall, 1 pm (8-8422)

Irish Nationality Room Banquet

50th anniversary banquet;

Ballrm WPU, 4 pm (412/884-2060)

Falk School 75th Anniversary Celebration

Dinner dance, Concordia Club, 6:30 pm

(carnival, May 20, noon-4 pm, Falk School; groundbreaking for addition, 1 pm)

Choral Concert

El Coro Latinoamericano;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm (412/708-3312)

Sunday 20

Johnstown Campus Carnegie Brass Concert

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, UPJ, 3 pm (1-800/846-2787)

Monday 21

•Summer 12-week add/drop period ends.

Medicine Diploma Ceremony

Carnegie Hall, 10 am (8-8935)

Tuesday 22

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Finding a Needle in a Haystack: Search Bioresearch Databases and Software Tools Using the HSLS Online Bioinformatics Resource Collections”;

conf. rm. B Falk Library, noon-1 pm

Pgh. Symphony Chamber Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (412/392-4819)

Wednesday 23

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Garen Steele;

LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“Mesenchymal Cell Survival Requires Surface-Bound Platelet-Derived Growth Factor at One of Three Distinct Fibronectin Domains,”

Richard Clark, SUNY-Stony Brook;

1105B/C conf. ctr. Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Thursday 24

GSPH/Health Policy & Management Lecture

“Making Tomorrow’s Vision Today’s Reality: Improving Patient Safety Through Value-Based Health Care,”

Carolyn Clancy, HHS, S100A Starzl, noon (2-4853)

Greensburg Campus Awards Dinner

5th Annual Smart Growth Awards Dinner;

Chambers, UPG, 6:30-9 pm (724/838-8020)

Friday 25

Family Medicine Rounds

“LOPIR: A Longitudinal Outpatient Practice Improvement Rotation,”

Bruce Brock;

west wing aud. UPMC Shadyside, 8-9 am (3-2248)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon

Saturday 26

•Official date for degrees awarded in the first professional programs in law and medicine.

Law Commencement

Keynote speaker: Commonwealth Court Judge Doris Smith-Ribner;

Soldiers & Sailors, 11 am (8-1373)

Monday 28

•University closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Wednesday 30

•Summer 4-week-1 deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Kurt Weiss, LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“A Novel Model of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Progression Based on Orthotopic Cell Transplantation of Spontaneous Versus erbB-2/neu Transformed Rat Cholangiocytes,” Alphonse Sirica, VCU;

1105B/C conf. ctr. Scaife, noon (8-1040)


Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Healthy Black Family: The Separation of Blood”;

May 19- June 2, Th-Sat. at 8 pm and Sun. at 4 pm, matinee at 1 pm on May 26 and 11 am on May 31, 7th fl. aud. Alumni (4-7298)

PhD Defenses


“Redefining Didactic Convention: Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Discourses of Appropriation, 1749-1847,”

Kirstin Hanley;

May 24, 526 CL, 3:30-6:30 pm


Barco Law Library

“Inside of a Few Square Blocks”;

through May 31, Barco Law Library, M-Th 7:30 am-11:45 pm, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-11:45 pm (8-1376)

Hillman Library

“White-crowned Sparrow” through May 21;

“Wood Peewee” May 22-June 4;

Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman (8-7715)


Teaching Evaluation Surveys

Completed request forms due to G-39 CL

by May 18 for 4-week-1 & 6-week-1;

by June 1 for 12-week & term; by June 15 for 4-week-2;

by June 29 for 6-week-2;

by July 13 for 4-week-3. (4-6147)

Farms to Pitt Subscription Program

Inquiries due by May 20. Email for more information.

SAC Kennywood Picnic

Discounted tickets on sale at WPU box office for July 29 Pitt Day through July 27. (4-4236)

Idlewild & Sandcastle

Discounted tickets on sale at WPU box office through Aug. 30. (4-4236)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published May 31. It will contain events of May 31-June 14. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm May 24 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to

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