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September 13, 2007


Thursday 13

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Bites & Stings,”

Ken Katz;

“Biological Weapons Update for Clinicians,”

Ankur Doshi;

“Resident Case Conference,”

Chris Martin-Gill & Maria Keonig;

“Emerging Liability Issues for Physicians Involved With EMS,”

Steve Wirth;

230 McKee Pl. 5th fl. classrm. A, 8 am-noon

Molecular Biophysics Seminar

“Quantitative Modeling of Conformational & Configurational Reorganization in Proteins,”

Maria Kornikova;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Endocrine Research Conference

“Effects of Calorie Restriction & Exercise on Energy Metabolism,”

Bret Goodpaster;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

“Bacterial Toxin Effects on Myeloid DC Are Mediated Through Purinergic Receptors,”

Jessica Chu;

“ICAM-1 Expression Is Required for Regulatory T Cell Localization in the Lungs of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infected Mice,”

Hillarie Plessner;

Scaife aud. 5, noon (8-7050)

Chemistry Seminar

“Single Cell & Single Molecule Detection: Applications in Biology, Medicine & Drug Discovery,”

Stephen Soper, LSU;

12 Chevron, 4 pm

Regenerative Medicine Seminar

“The Grateful Dead: How Death Drives Regeneration,”

Michael Lotze;

Scaife aud. 5, 4 pm

CGS Workshop

“What Can I Do With a CGS Degree: Public Service”;

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 5:30-6:30 pm

Friday 14

SBDC Workshop

“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;

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

Endocrine Conference

“Improving Certainty in Thyroid Cytopathology,”

Paul Ohori;

1195 Starzl BST, 9:30 am

Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology Didactic Session

“Joint & Soft Tissue Injections,”

Douglas Lienesch;

S712 Starzl BST, 9:45 am

Pharmacology Seminar

“WNT & Androgen Signaling Pathways in Prostate Tumorigenesis,”

Zijie Sun, Stanford;

1395 Starzl BST, noon

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“Global Health Education: What in the World Must We Do,”

Robert Bollinger;

Scaife lecture rm. 3 4th fl., noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon-2 pm

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Newton, Neo-Platonism & the Substantivalist Ontology of Space,”

Edward Slowik, Winona State;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Anthropology Lecture

“The Once & Future ‘Apeman’: Chimera, Human Evolution & Disciplinary Coherence,”

Joseph Alter;

3106 Posvar, 3-4:30 pm

Global Studies Reception

4100 Posvar, 3-5 pm (4-2918)

Linguistics Colloquium

“Language Contact & Creole Language Prosodic Typology,”

Shelome Gooden;

144 CL, 3-4:25 pm (4-5900)

Monday 17

HSLS Workshop

“Searching PsycINFO”; WPIC Library classrm., 9-10:30 am

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Solid-State NMR for Whole-Cell Systems: From Bacteria to Plants,” Lynette Cegelski; 6014 BST3, 10 am

Translational Neuroscience Seminar

“Dopamine & Addiction: Using PET to Explore the Neurobiology of Substance Abuse,”

Diana Martinez;

1695 Starzl BST, noon

HSLS Orientation

“Introduction to HSLS Resources & Services at Falk Library”;

Falk Library, noon-1:15 pm (8-8796)

Constitution Day Panel Discussion

“Equal Protection in Education: Implications of the Seattle School District Case for School Integration & Racial Diversity,”

moderator Deborah Brake, law;

panelists Janet Schofield, psychology & LRDC;

Eugene Lincoln, education;

Lia Epperson, Santa Clara U. law school;

Teplitz moot courtrm., Law, 2-3:30 pm (8-1401)

CGS Time Management Workshop

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 2-3:30 pm (also Sept. 25, 4-5:30 pm; 4-7683)

Senate Council Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

“Changing Sexuality in China,”

Li Yinhe, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences;

WPU lower lounge, 4 pm (8-8184)

Classics Lecture

“The Function of the 3rd Actor in Greek Tragedy,”

Mae Smethurst;

142 CL, 4 pm (4-4494)

HA&A Lecture

“What E.J. Kauffman Learned from H.C. Frick & What He Forgot”;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Bradford Campus Small Business Institute Session

Pitt-Bradford Outreach Services classrm., Seneca Building, Bradford, 6-8:30 pm (also Sept. 24; 814/362-0248)

Tuesday 18

Social Work Field Education Agency Fair

WPU Assembly Rm., 11 am-5 pm (4-5969)

Health Services Research Seminar

“U.S. Nursing Home Quality: Strategic Groups & Performance,”

Michael Lin;

1105A Scaife, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Entanglement & Measurement in Abstract Probabilistic Theories,”

Alexander Wilce, Susquehanna;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

MGB Seminar

“The Plasmodium Apicoplast: A Good Source of Malarial Drug Targets, or Not,”

James Sacchettini;

1295 Starzl BST, 2 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Protein Information Hubs”;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

“Gender Equality in China,”

Li Yinhe, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences;

WPU lower lounge, 4 pm (8-8184)

Chemistry Lecture

“Electrochemistry at Nanostructured Membranes & Interfaces: From Bioanalytical Applications to Nanomaterial Characterization,”

Shigeru Amemiya;

12A Chevron, 4 pm

CGS Workshop

“Building Relationships With Faculty”;

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 4-6:30 pm (4-7683)

CLAS Lecture/Reception

“Lessons for the United States From Social Security Reform in Latin America,”

Carmelo Mesa-Lago;

FFA aud., 4-6 pm (8-7391)

Pulmonology/Allergy-Immunology Research Conference

“IL-22 & Lung Host Defense,”

Shean Aujla;

1100 Rangos Research Ctr., 4 pm

HA&A Lecture


John Onians;

FFA aud., 6 pm

French & Italian Lecture

“Les Harkis Ou Les Oublies De L’Historie de France,”

Dalila Akkal;

149 CL, 6:30 pm

Wednesday 19

Orthopaedic Grand Rounds

“Custom Fit TKR,”

Stephen Howell, UC-Davis;

Montefiore LHAS aud., 7-8 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Clinical Trials at UPCI: An Overview & Town Forum,”

Adam Brufsky;

Herberman conf. ctr., UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside, 8 am

Multidisciplinary Thyroid Cancer Conference

“Phase II Trial of Irinotecan for Treatment of Advanced Medullary Thyroid Cancer,”

Michael Gibson;

1195 Starzl BST, 8 am

EU Center Lecture

“Struggling for Voice: The Mobilization Dynamic of Minority Language Activism in France,”

Kai Heidemann;

4130 Posvar, noon (3-7694)

Pathology Research Seminar

“Putting the ‘More’ Back in Morphology: Multispectral Imaging, Advanced Optics & Image Analysis May Shape the Future of Pathology,”

Richard Levenson;

1105BC Scaife, noon

SAC Meeting

1175 Benedum, 12:15-2 pm

Pitt Arts Fair

WPU Ballrm., 1:30 pm (4-4498)

Katz/CBA Lecture

“Values & Ethics,”

Sharon Allen, Deloitte & Touche USA;

Bellefield aud., 1:45 pm (8-7689)

Asian Studies Reception

WPU lower lounge, 3-4:30 pm

CLAS Reception

FFA cloisters, 3:30-5:30 pm

OED Limbach Lecture

“Approaching Angel Investors: How to Get the Money,”

Mel Pirchesky;

S123 BST South, 4-6 pm (412/623-3204)

CGS Workshop

“The Snapshot: Resumes & Cover Letters”;

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 5:30-6:30 pm CL (4-7683)

Asian Studies Lecture

“Homosexuality in China,”

Li Yinhe, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences;

324 CL, 7 pm (8-8184)

CLAS Salsa Lessons

Posvar 1st fl. Galleria, 9:15-10:15 pm (also Sept. 26, 8-7394)

Thursday 20

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Busted Faces,”

Kip Benko;

“Morbidity & Mortality Conference,”

Robert Frank;

“Oral Core Content Session: Diverticular Disease/Perianal/Rectal Disorders,”

Adam Yates;


Kaveh Ilkhanipour;

230 McKee 5th fl. classrm. A, 8 am-noon

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners”;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology Seminar

“Moving the Protein Folding Problem From the Test Tube to the Cell,”

Lila Gierasch;

6014 BST3, 11 am-noon

EOH Seminar

“Role of ABCA1 & LXR in Lipid Metabolism: Implications for Alzheimer’s Disease,”

Radosveta Koldamova;

Bridgeside Point 5th fl. conf. rm., noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“Aging Muscle,”

Scott Trappe;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Immunology Seminar

“Translational Systems Biology of Inflammation,”

Yoram Vodovotz;

Scaife aud. 5, noon (8-7050)

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics”;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1-2:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Promoting Research-Related Writing Skills in Upper-Division & Graduate Level Chemistry Majors,”

Marin Robinson, N. Arizona;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

“Computation-Based Discovery Of CIS-Regulatory Modules by Hidden Markov Model,”

Jing Wu;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

UPPDA Fall Family Picnic

Schenley Pavilion, 4-7 pm

Center for Integrative Medicine Lecture

“Prolotherapy Encourages Natural Healing,”

Ron Glick;

580 S. Aiken Suite 310, Shadyside, 5:30 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

“Powerhouse Pianists Festival Part 1,”

Blair McMillen & Donald Berman;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Friday 21

Endocrine Conference

“Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Reproduction & Treatment of Bone Loss,”

Michelle Warren;

1195 Starzl BST, 9:30 am

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

“Tangled Webs: Network Structure in Cooperation, Communication & Epistemology,”

Patrick Grimm, SUNY-Stony Brook;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Nicholas C. Tucci French & Italian Lecture

“The Performer & The Writer in Italian Theater,”

Joseph Farrell;

144 CL, 5 pm

Saturday 22


Vs. UConn, Heinz Field, noon

Sunday 23

Johnstown Campus Resonance Percussion Concert

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 3 pm (814/269-7200)

Monday 24

Panthers Abroad Open House

WPU Ballroom, 5-8 pm (3-7165)

International Week Lecture

“The Debt Can Go to ‘Hell-th’: The Effect of the Global Debt Crisis on the Public Health Crisis in Africa”;

Bellefield Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 8-9:15 pm (412/427-3732)

Tuesday 25

Pitt Health, Safety & Security Day

WPU Assembly Rm. & Bigelow patio & lawn, 10 am-2 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“The Role of Kruppel-like Factor KLF4 & KLF5 in Ocular Surface Development,”

Shiva Swamynathan;

EEI 5th fl. boardrm., 11 am

Health Services Research Seminar

“Quality of Psychotherapy Treatment for Depressed Medicaid-Enrolled Adults,”

Carrie Farmer;

1102 Scaife, noon

FSAP-Life Solutions/Institute on Aging Workshop

“No Elder Care? Know Elder Care”;

WPU Ballroom, noon-1 pm

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Electrically Mediated Delivery of Plasmid DNA & Its Potential Therapeutic Applicability,”

Richard Heller;

456 Salk, noon

Center for Philosophy of Science Talk

“The Causal Chain Problem,”

Michael Baumgartner, U. of Bern;

817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to Pathway Analysis Tools”;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Pulmonology/Allergy & Immunology Conference

“The Current Status of Transplantation for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease: Triumphs & Continued Dilemmas,”

Trudy Small;

1100 Rangos Research Ctr., 4 pm

French & Italian Lecture

“The Self & History: Autobiographical Writing in the 19th Century,”

Franziska Meier;

149 CL, 5 pm

CGS Workshop

“What Can I Do With A CGS Degree: Health Services”;

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 5:30-6:30 pm (4-7683)

International Week Film

“Blood Diamond”;

WPU Assembly Rm., 6:30-9 pm

International Week Film

“Rx for Survival”;

4130 Posvar, 7 pm (also Sept. 27 at 9 pm; 4-2918)

Study Abroad Reception

WPU Ballroom, 7-9 pm (3-7165)

Greensburg Campus La Cultura Event

“History of Egypt: East or West,”

Christina Michelmore, Chatham;

Village Hall, UPG, 7 pm (724/836-7741)

Chemistry Lecture

“Recent Developments in Copper Mediated Atom Transfer Radical Cyclisation,”

Andrew Clark, U. Warwick, UK;

12B Chevron, 7:15 pm

Wednesday 26

Surgery Grand Rounds

“An Experience With Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair,”

Michael Marin;

“Treatment of Intermittent Claudication in the Modern Era,”

Raghuveer Vallabhaneni;

“Popliteal Artery Aneurysms,”

Donald Baril;

Scaife lecture rm. 5, 7-9 am

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Current & Future Techniques in Cartilage Imaging: Injury, Degeneration & Repair,”

Hollis Potter, Cornell;

Montefiore LHAS aud., 7-8 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“The Language Equity of Disparities in Gynecologic Cancer, The Urgency of Medical Equity,”

Mary Scorggins;

Herberman conf. ctr, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 8 am

Pitt Arts Events

Namoli Brennet;

WPU lower level, noon-1 pm (4-4498)

Pathology Seminar

“Human Tumor Antigens & a New View of Cancer Immunosurveillance,”

Olivera Finn;

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

Vaccine Research Seminar

“The Envelope Glycoproteins of Hendra & Nipah Viruses: Multifunctional Molecules, Vaccine Immunogens & Therapeutic Targets,”

Christoper Broder;

6014 BST3, 1:30 pm

African Cultural Workshop

WPU Ballroom, 5-9 pm

Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Thursday 27

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Hypothermia,” Clif Callaway;

“Post-Arrest Care,” Jon Rittenberger;

“Salicylates,” Robert Cannon;

“Interesting Cases,” Frank Guyette;

230 McKee Pl. 5th fl classrm. A, 8 am-noon

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Human Trafficking in Asia Linked With International Migration to Japan & South Korea,”

Minwoo Yun, Wheeling Jesuit;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7371)

Endocrine Research Conference

“Hydroxychloroquine & Risk of Diabetes,”

Mary Wasko;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Finding Full-Text Articles”;

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

HSLS Workshop

“Searching Nursing Literature”;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1-2:30 pm

Law Thornburgh Lecture

“Why I Only Give Take-Home Exams: A Disability Perspective,”

Ruth Colker, Ohio State;

Teplitz courtrm., Barco, 1-2:30 pm (8-1373)

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics”; Falk Library classrm. 2, 2-4 pm

International Week Health & Rehabilitation Expo

Forbes Tower, 2:30-5:30 pm (3-6554)

International Week Karaoke Night

WPU Ballroom & Kurtzman rm., 5-10:30 pm (8-7426)

International Week Panel Discussion

“Bridging the Gap Between Africans & Africans in the Diaspora”;

324 CL, 6-8 pm

Medical History Society Lecture

“Benjamin Franklin & Medical Electricity,”

Stanley Finger;

Scaife lecture rm. 5, 6 pm

Johnstown Campus Foam Dance Party

Sports Ctr., UPJ, 9 pm-mid.

PhD Defenses


“Online or Offline: Exploring Working Memory Constraints in Spatial Updating,”

Anthony Harrison;

Sept. 14, LRDC 2nd fl. aud., noon


“The Alien Within: Postcolonial Gothic & the Politics of Home,”

Julie Azzam;

Sept. 21, 526 CL, 1 pm

A&S/Intelligent Systems

“Learning Patient-Specific Models From Clinical Data,”

Shyam Visweswaran;

Sept. 25, 5317 Sennott, 2 pm


Pitt Repertory

“Outside Inn”;

through Sept. 16 at 8 pm, also Sept. 15 at 2 pm, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial (tickets: 4-7529)

Bradford Campus

“Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’”;

Sept. 15 at 7:30 pm, Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, UPB

International Week Performance

“The Damask Drum”;

Sept. 26-29 at 8 pm, also Sept. 29 & 30 at 2 pm, Studio Theatre, CL (4-7529)


Hillman Library

“Black & Yellow Warbler”

through Sept. 24;

“Green Black-capt Flycatcher”

Sept. 25-Oct. 8;

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

Hillman Photo Exhibit

“Anne X. Alpern Photo Exhibit”;

through Oct. 31, Hillman gr. fl. (4-4364)

Magee Art Exhibit

“Oncology on Canvas”;

Sept. 16-Oct. 12, Magee Womens Hospital main lobby, 9 am-4 pm (7-3555)

International Week Photo Exhibit

Sept. 23-29, WPU Kimbo Art Gallery (3-7165)

FFA Art Exhibit

“Remakes: Silk Screens by Elio Rodriguez”;

Sept. 24-Oct. 24, FFA Cloisters, 10 am-4 pm, Sept. 29 1-6 pm (8-7394)


Teaching Evaluation Survey

Requests due to G-39 CL by Sept. 14.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Nomination letters due to Patricia Beeson, 809 CL, by Oct. 8.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Awards

Nomination letters due to Andrew Blair, 826 CL, by Oct. 22.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Awards

Nomination letters due to George Klinzing, 826 CL, by Oct. 22.

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Sept 27. It will contain events of Sept 27-Oct 11. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Sept. 20 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to

Information submitted for the Calendar of the Times should identify the type of event, such as lecture or concert, and the program's specific title, sponsor, location and time. The name and phone number of a contact person also should be included. Information should be sent to the University Times by email to:, by FAX to: 412/ 624-4579, or by campus mail to: 308 Bellefield Hall. We cannot guarantee publication of events received after the deadline.

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