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February 7, 2008


Thursday 7

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Fever in the Returning Traveler,” Marc-David Munk;

“Morbidity & Mortality Conference,” Renee Theisen;

230 McKee Pl. classrm. A, 8 am-noon

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Imagining the Immune System: DC Chit-Chat,”

Simon Watkins;

6014 BST3, 11 am

ADRC Lecture

“Predictors of Death & Institutionalization in Probable AD,”

Oscar Lopez;

S439 Montefiore, noon

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Youth Perceptions of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Kiribati & Social Projects to Educate People About the Virus,”

Mike Roman;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Caring for Organs or for Patients? Ethical Concerns About the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (2006),”

Michael DiVita;

113 Barco, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Predictors of Falls From a Wheelchair in Spinal Cord Injured Subjects,”

Thomas Songer;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminars

“Redox Modulation Inhibits CD8 T Cell Effector Function,” Martha Sklavos;

“NF-kB/IKK Inhibition Leads to Apoptotic Cell Death in APCs,” Jeremy Tilstra; Scaife aud. 5, noon (8-7050)

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics”;

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

East Asian Languages & Literatures Colloquium

“Old Friendships: Exploring the Historic Relationship Between Pan-Islamism & Japanese Pan-Asianism,”

Sadia Sattar;

4130 Posvar, 2 pm (4-5568)

Chemistry Colloquium

“The Development of New Stereoselective Catalytic Methodology,”

Jon Antilla, U of S. FL;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

“Postnatal Development of Serotonin-Signaling Mechanisms in the Gut as Probed by In Vitro Continuous Amperometry,”

Greg Swain, MI St.;

12A Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Fjords & Ice Sheet Dynamics: Lessons Learned From Applying Cosmogenic Radionuclides to the Northeastern Canadian Shield,”

Jason Briner, SUNY-Buffalo;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Global Studies Lecture

“Walking Into a War Zone: Global Conflict in Images,” Chris Hondros; 501 CL, 4 pm

Global Studies Film Screening

“Four Women of Egypt”; FFA aud., 7 pm (4-4238)

Men’s Basketball

vs. WVU; Petersen, 7 pm

Johnstown Campus Concert

Zydeco Wildman; Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 7:30 pm (814/269-7200)

Friday 8

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“Self-Assessment, Self-Direction, Self-Regulation & Other Myths: Implications for the Professional Maintenance of Competence,”

Glenn Regehr, U of Toronto;

Scaife aud. 3, noon (8-9000)

Law Lecture

“The 21st Century Brain: Why It Matters for the Academic & Political Worlds,”

George Lakoff, UC-Berkley;

Barco Law Library, noon (8-8134)

Diabetes Education Showcase

“Super Sugar Bowl”;

UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Herberman Conf. Ctr., 1 pm (7-7919)


“Nature’s Great Experiment: The Evolution of the Larynx & the Origins of Human Speech,” Jeffrey Laitman;

1700 Posvar, 3 pm (4-5599)

Global Studies Film Screening

“Mahmoud Darwich: As the Land Is the Language”;

FFA aud., 7 pm (4-4238)

Saturday 9

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Job Hunting”;

Scaife aud. 2, 9:30 am-2:30 pm (412/578-3716)

Johnstown Campus FAFSA Completion Day

Financial Aid Office, UPJ, 10 am-noon (814/269-7045)

High School Dance Ensemble Workshop

Trees, noon-5 pm (8-8262)

Trollbeads Trunk Sale

“The Charm Bracelet Redefined…”;

Maggie & Stella’s, 208 Oakland Ave., noon-3 pm (8-1353)

Chinese Culture Exhibition Karaoke

WPU Dining Rm. A, 7-11 pm (4-4238)

Monday 11

Translational Neuroscience Seminar

“Modeling Schizophrenia Endophenotypes in Mice,”

Christoph Kellendonk;

1695 Starzl BST, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Searching PsycINFO”;

WPIC Library classrm., 1-2:30 pm

Tuesday 12

GI Educational Conference


Kevin McGrath;

GI admin. conf. rm., C wing, Presby, 7 am

Clinical Research Seminar

“CTSI Community PARTners Program Overview”;

Montefiore 7th fl. aud., 8-9:30 am

HSLS Workshop


Falk Library classrm. 1, 9-10:30 am

PACCM Joint Collaborative Conference

“Th17 & Mucosal Immunology in the Lung,”

Jay Kolls;

NW628 Montefiore, 11:30 am-1 pm

CHP Molecular Medicine Research Seminar

“Because the Liver Is Not the Brain: Experimental Analyses of Acute Liver Failure & Liver Regeneration,”

David Rudnick;

Rangos Research Ctr. 1st fl. conf. rm., noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Clinical Implications of Statin Use: Does the End Justify the Means?”

Daniel Edmundowicz;

456 Salk, noon

Survival Skills & Ethics Brown Bag Lunch

“Careers Over Lunch”;

S100 BST2, noon-1:30 pm (412/578-3716)

History/Global Studies Lecture

“Talking to Terrorists: Political Violence & Peace Process in the Contemporary World,” Aaron Edwards, U of Ulster;

4130 Posvar, 1 pm (4-2918)

Men’s Basketball

vs. Providence;

Petersen, 7:30 pm

Wednesday 13

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Franklin Chou;

Montefiore 7th fl. aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“The Art of Plasma Therapy,”

Darrell Triulzi;

UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Herberman Conf. Ctr., 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Pathology Research Seminar

“Modulation of Angiogenesis & Inflammation by VEGI (TNFSF15),”

Luyuan Li;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Making the Resistant Record Speak: Uncovering Women’s Story in the Records of Hierarchical Churches,”

Joan Gundersen;

2201 Posvar, noon

SAC Meeting

532 Alumni, 12:15-2 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to Pathway Analysis Tools”;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

European Studies Lecture

“The State of Civil Society Leadership in the Czech Republic,”

Marek Skovajsa, Charles U;

3911 Posvar, 4:30 pm

Book Signing & Discussion

“Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of Beauty Industry,”

Stacy Malkan;

Magee aud., 0 level, 6-7:30 pm (412/802-8299)

GSPIA Film Screening

“Sand & Sorrow”;

125 FFA, 7 pm (8-7434)

Thursday 14

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Morbidity & Mortality Conference,”

David Hirsch;

230 McKee Pl. classrm. A, 8 am-noon

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners”;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Cooking in the Temples: Elderly Rural Women & Religious Revival in Contemporary China,” Xiaofei Kang;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Epidemiology Seminar

“The Duquesne Project: Development of an Awareness & Training Model for Community-Based Emergency Preparedness,”

Sam Stebbins;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Immunology Seminar

“Free Radicals: Not Just for Damage Anymore,”

Jon Piganelli;

Scaife aud. 5, noon (8-7050)

Chemistry Colloquium

“New Dimensions in Selectivity With In & Bi Promoted Organic Reactions,”

Gregory Cook, ND St.;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

“The Folding Kinetics of Membrane-Catalyzed Amyloid Formation Studies With Automated 2D IR Spectroscopy,”

Martin Zanni, U of WI-Madison;

12A Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science/ Assn. of Women Geologists Colloquium

“Tectonic Evolution of the Coastal Orogen, SE Alaska,”

Maria Luisa Crawford, Bryn Mawr;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Global Studies Film Screening

“20 Fingers”;

FFA aud., 7 pm (4-4238)

Friday 15

SBDC Workshop

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

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

Continuing Dental Education Seminar

“Mini Implants in Your Practice,”

Mark Murphy;

2148 Salk, 9 am-4 pm

WPIC Visiting Professor Lecture

“Sleep: A Window on the Brain,”

Giulio Tononi;

2nd fl. aud. Detre, 11 am

GI Research Rounds

“Gastric Stasis in Critical Illness: Mechanisms & Consequences,”

Robert Fraser;

GI admin. conf. rm. C wing, Presby, noon

Sr. Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar

“Luminescent Lanthanide Compounds & Their Biomedical Applications,”

Stephane Petoud;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Is Simplicity Evidence of Truth?”

Adolf Grünbaum;

817R CL, 3:30 pm (4-1052)

Women’s Studies/HA&A Lecture

“The Mother Goddess in Italian Renaissance Art,”

Edith Balas, CMU;

202 FFA, 4 pm (4-5220)

Global Studies Film Screening

“Under the Moonlight”;

FFA aud., 7 pm (4-4238)

Saturday 16

Greensburg Campus Discovery Day

Smith, UPG, 9:30 am (724/836-9880)

Sunday 17

Women’s Basketball vs. UConn;

Petersen, 2 pm

Heinz Chapel Choir Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Chinese Culture Exhibition Ball Night

WPU Assembly Rm., 7-11 pm

Monday 18

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HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics”;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Patient Education Solutions: Locating Patient-Level Information Within HSLS Resources”; Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Classics Lecture

“Ill-Omened Dawn? Odyssey 19.571,”

Edwin Floyd;

142 CL, 4 pm (4-4494)

Tuesday 19

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Dissecting the Cell Polarity by Genomic Engineering in Drosophila,”

Yang Hong;

E&EI 5th fl. boardrm., 11 am

Phamaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Prevention & Control of Pandemic Influenza,”

Donald Burke;

456 Salk, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Innateness & Science,”

Robert Northcott, U of MO-St. Louis;

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

Pulmonology/Allergy & Immunology Research Conference

“IL-23 Dependent Immune Responses in Dendritic Cell-Based Vaccination in Mice,”

Mingquan Zheng;

Rangos Research Ctr., 1st fl. conf. rm., 4 pm

Wednesday 20

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Orthopaedic Surgery,”

Mark Hubert;

Montefiore 7th fl. aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Targeting the IGF Axis in Aerodigestic Tract Cancer,”

Bonnie Glisson;

UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

WPIC Visiting Professor Lecture

“Women & Depression: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Sex…Hormones,” David Rubinow;

2nd fl. aud. Detre, 11 am-12:30 pm

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Now I Can Feel Like Myself All Month Long: Menstrual Pain as Identity-Constituting & Identity-Threatening,”

Carly Woods;

2201 Posvar, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Searching Nursing Literature”;

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

HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to Microarray Data Analysis”;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

History Lecture

“Squatters in Paradise: The Development of Cancun, 1970-2000,”

Megan McLean;

3703 Posvar, 4 pm

Postdoc Assn. Seminar

“Postdoc Night Live!”;

S100 Starzl BST, 5:30 pm

University Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Thursday 21

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Hand Conditions: What Every Emergency Physician Should Know,” Kodi Azari;

“Morbidity & Mortality Conference,” Tracy Moore;

“Oral Core Content Session,” Gary Pollock;

“Potpourri,” Kaveh Ilkhanipour;

230 McKee Pl. classrm. A, 8 am-noon

Business & Financial Services Workshop

“Purchasing Fundamentals”;

342 Craig, 9 am-3 pm

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Is Resultative Meaning More Difficult Than Progressive Meaning in the Acquisition of the Imperfective Aspect -te i-ru in Japanese?”

Yasuhiro Shirai;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Epidemiology Seminar

“Pathways to Preterm Delivery: A Missing Link?”

Claudia Holzman;

A115 Crabtree, noon

CIDDE Faculty Development Workshop

“Preventing Cheating & Plagiarism,”

Barbara Frey & Rich Oravetz;

815 Alumni, noon-1:30 pm (3-9729)

Chemistry Colloquium

“Alkyne Functionalization in the Service of Natural Product Synthesis,”

Joseph Ready, U of TX;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Medical History Society Lecture

“Southern History, Rats & Fleas: Murine Typhus in the U.S.,”

Gregory Anstead, U of TX;

Scaife aud. 5, 6 pm (8-8927)

McLean Lecture in World Law

“U.S. Sovereignty & the War on Terror After Hamdan v. Rumsfeld,”

Charles Swift;

Teplitz courtrm. Barco, 6 pm

Global Studies Film Screening

“Turtles Can Fly”;

FFA aud., 7 pm (4-4238)

PhD Defenses

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Mitigation of Oropharyngeal Swallowing Impairments & Sequalae: Two Meta-Analyses & an Experiment Using Surface Electromyographic Biofeedback,”

James Coyle;

Feb. 7, 5068 Forbes Twr., 8 am

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

“Innovative Applications of Geophysical Methods to Environmental & Geotechnical Problems,”

Vladislav Kaminskiy;

Feb. 21, 207 SRCC, noon-2 pm


Bradford Campus

“Little Women”;

Feb. 7, Bromeley Family Theatre, UPB, 7:30 pm

Greensburg Campus

“The Vagina Monologues”;

Feb. 14 & 15 at 7 pm, Ferguson Theater, UPG (724/836-7741)

Titusville Campus

“Last of the Red Hot Lovers”;

Feb. 14-16, Henne Aud., UPT, 7:30 pm


Bradford Campus

“A Boundless Journey,”

Dennis Driscoll;

through Feb. 29, KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB (814/362-0248)

Hillman Library Audubon Exhibits

“Three-toed Woodpecker,”

through Feb. 11;

“Black-poll Warbler,”

Feb. 12-25,

Hillman ground fl. exhibit case (8-7715)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Telling Our Stories”;

through Feb. 29, City-County Bldg. lobby, Downtown (412/255-2493)


Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships 2008

Applications due Feb. 8. (

FLAS Fellowships to REES

Deadline for departments/schools to submit student applications is Feb. 8 (8-7407)

Johnstown Campus Service-to-Community Award

Nominations due Feb. 15. (814/269-2080)

Hewlett Int’l Grant Program

Applications due Feb. 28 to 4400 Posvar. (8-7390)

CGS Student Choice Award

Nominations due to 824 WPU Feb. 29.

International Studies Fund Grant Competition

Applications due March 15 to 4400 Posvar (8-7390)

Women’s Assn. Scholarship

Application deadline March 15. (


Pitt has designated its Black History Month program as the K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month program to honor the memory of the state legislative leader, Pitt alumnus and emeritus trustee. Irvis, who in 1977 became the first African-American speaker of the Pennsylvania House, sponsored the 1966 legislation that made Pitt a state-related institution.

The inaugural event in the program was the Feb. 1 invitation-only premiere of the WQED-produced TV documentary, “Fly Boys: Western Pennsylvania’s Tuskegee Airmen.” The film includes several Tuskegee airmen who are Pitt alumni.

Pitt was a sponsor of the film along with WQED Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Alcoa Foundation.

Upcoming events include:

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Journey of the Spirits: A History of Gospel Music”;

through Feb. 9 at 8 pm, also 11 am Feb. 7, Alumni 7th fl. aud. (4-7298)

PPC Exhibit

“Hillel’s Civil Rights Exhibit,”

through Feb. 15, 9 am-6 pm, Kimbo Art Gallery, WPU (8-7900)

ULS Exhibit

Black History Month founder Carter G. Woodson;

through Feb. 28, Hillman (8-1717)

Pitt’s Black Senate Conference

6th annual “Minorities in Pittsburgh Conference”;

9 am-2 pm Feb. 8, & 9 am-1 pm Feb. 9, PAA

African Students Organization Film


8:45 pm Feb. 8, 121 Lawrence (

BAS Social Event

“Brother and Sister”; 6 pm Feb. 10, WPU Dining Rm. (8-7880)

BAS Black Consciousness Bowl

8:30 pm Feb. 11, WPU Kurtzman Rm. (8-7880)

BAS Event

“Got an Extra Pencil”;

8:45 pm Feb. 12, WPU (8-7880)

BAS Blackline Release/Valentine’s Day Party

9 pm Feb. 14, WPU (8-7880)

BAS Screening


Feb. 18-21 (for times/locations: 8-7880)

BAS Black Arts Expo

4 pm Feb. 23, WPU (8-7880)

BAS Event

“State of the Black Student Union Address”;

9 pm Feb. 27, WPU (8-7880)

BAS Blackline Poetry Recitation

“Not My Own Words”;

7 pm Feb. 28, WPU (8-7880)


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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