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February 21, 2008


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

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“DNA Poised for Release in Phage phi29: A Tale of 3 Tails & 1 Twist,”

Timothy Baker;

6014 BST3, 11 am

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)

Endocrine Research Conference

“Regulation of Cell Death & Survival in Tissue Injury & Cancer Therapy,”

Xiao-Ming Yin;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

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)

Immunology Seminar

“Immunotherapy of Cancer: Directing the Right T Cells Into Tumors,”

Pawel Kalinski;

Scaife aud. 5, noon (8-7050)

Chemistry Colloquium

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

Joseph Ready, U of TX;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics Seminar

“Dangerous Duplications: Genomic Instability Induced by the HPV-16 E7 Oncoprotein,”

Stefan Duensing;

1295 Starzl BST, 2:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Spatial Properties of Soil Moisture & Data Assimilation,” Xu Liang; 203 Thaw, 4 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

“Optical Properties of Metal Nanostructures: Electrodynamics & Electronic Structure Studies,”

George Schatz, Northwestern;

12 A Chevron, 4 pm

Ctr. for Integrative Medicine Workshop

“Everyday Exercise & Healing Without Stress,”

Mark Shefsiek;

580 S. Aiken Ave. Suite 310, Shadyside, 5:30 pm (412/623-3023)

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

Public Debate

“Should Investors Adopt Guidelines for Socially Responsible Investing?”

William Pitt Debating Union;

343 Alumni, 6:30-7:30 pm (4-2887)

Global Studies Film Screening

“Turtles Can Fly”;

FFA aud., 7 pm (4-4238)

UHC Panel Discussion

“2008 Political Pundits: On the Bus & on the Beat”;

20th Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, 7:30 pm (4-9101)

Women’s Studies Film Screening

“Searching for Angela Shelton”;

G324 CL, 7:30 pm

Friday 22

EUCE Conference

“Interzone EU: Crossroads of Migration”;

1228 CL, 9 am-6:30 pm (also Feb. 23, 232 CL; 4-5909)

Endocrine Conference

“Update in Diabetic Nephropathy,”

Linda Fried;

1195 Starzl BST, 9:30 am

Computer Science CS Day ’08

Sennott Sq. 5th & 6th fls., 10 am-4 pm

General Internal Medicine Conference

“‘A Tale of 2 Patients’: A Review of Risks & Benefits of Antithrombotic Therapy for Stroke Prophylaxis in the Elderly,”

Harish Jasti;

“Meta-Analysis: Antithrombotic Therapy to Prevent Stroke in Patients Who Have Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation,”

Rosanne Granier;

W933 Montefiore, 10 am

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“MAC versus PC: The Never-Ending Struggle,”

Robert Hoffman;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

527 CL, noon-2 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Making Models Count,”

Anna Alexandrova, U of MO-St. Louis;

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

Dental Oral Health Lecture

“Candidate Gene Studies in Dental Caries,”

Mary Marazita; 458 Salk, 1 pm

Translational Neuroscience Program Seminar

“Hippocampal Neurogenesis & Depression: New Insights From Rodent Models,”

Catherine Belzung;

1695 Starzl BST, 1 pm

Classics Lecture

“Aristotle on the Pleasures of Tragedy,”

Pierre Destree, U of MD;

244A CL, 3:30 pm (4-4494)

Global Studies Film Screening

“Forget Baghdad”;

FFA aud, 7 pm (4-4238)

Saturday 23

Greensburg Campus FAFSA Workshop

McKenna, UPG, 9 am-noon (724/836-9880)

European Studies Lecture

“Accented Cinema & Multiplexity,”

Hamid Naficy, Northwestern;

232 CL, 2 pm

Johnstown Campus Alumni Assn. Dinner

“UPJ Proud Celebration”;

Living/Learning Ctr., Heritage, UPJ, 5:30 pm (814/269-2080)

REES Lecture

“Where Historians Fear to Tread: History & Memory in the Chernobyl Zone of Alienation,”

Kate Brown, U of MD;

FFA aud., 5:30 pm

Bradford Campus Concert

Tempesta di Mare;

Bromeley Family Theatre, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-5113)

Sunday 24

Men’s Basketball vs. Louisville;

Petersen, noon

Monday 25

Continuing Dental Education

“Potpourri of Endodontics Issues,”

George Bruder;

2148 Salk, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Infectious Disease Seminar

“Persistence of Mycobacteria in Fatty Biofilms,”

Anil Ojha;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Music Monday

Bellefield Hall aud., 8 pm

Tuesday 26

GI Pathophysiology Meeting

“Vascular Disease of Liver/Portal Hypertension & Budd Chiari Syndrome,”

Kapil Chopra & Sandra El-Hachem;

Presby, GI admin. conf. rm., M2, C Wing, 7:30 am

PACCM Joint Collaborative Conference

“Mathematical Modeling of Biological Uncertainty,”

Gilles Clermont;

NW628 Montefiore, 11:30 am-1 pm

Ctr. for Vaccine Research Seminar

“Regional Innate & Adaptive Immune Responses to Infection With Enteric Viruses,”

Christopher Cuff;

6014 BST3, noon

EUCE Lecture

“Entrepreneurship in Europe & the U.S.,”

Thomas Schott, U of S. Denmark;

4130 Posvar, noon (4-5404)

CGS Lunch & Learn

“Dress for Success,”

Michelle Talbert-Horsey;

McCarl Ctr., 4th fl., CL, 1-2 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Health Sciences Faculty Professional Development & Postdoc Professionalism Seminar

“Managing a Lab: Practical Tips for Early Career Investigators,”

Sally Kornbluth;

S120 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Computational Biology Seminar

“Drug Discovery: Changing Approaches & the Roles of Biology & Chemistry,”

Christopher Lipinski;

6014 BST3, 4 pm

Green Chemistry Seminar

“Design Rules for Molecular Structures of Reduced Hazard,”

Paul Anastas, Yale;

12A Chevron, 4 pm

Ridgway Panel Discussion

“National Security for a New Era,”

U.S. Army War College current affairs panel;

630 WPU, 4-5:30 pm

Endocrinology & Metabolism Bone Club

“Pathophysiology of Paget’s Disease,”

David Roodman;

1195 Starzl BST, 4:30 pm

Women’s Basketball vs. WVU:

Petersen, 8 pm

Wednesday 27

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Michael Pagnotto;

Montefiore 7th fl. aud., 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Challenges & Progress,” Joseph Kiss; UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Herberman Conf. Ctr., 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Healthy Lifestyle Fair

WPU Ballrm., 11 am-2 pm

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics”;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10-11:30 am

Global Studies Lecture

“Effective Programming for International Students Based on Their Perceived Social & Cultural Needs,”

Mayumi Terano;

4130 Posvar, noon (4-2918)

NIH Career Development Award Workshop

“K99/R00 Workshop,”

Joan Lakoski & Robert Milner;

S120 Starzl BST, noon-2 pm

Pathology Maud Menten Lecture

“Met & Malignancy,”

George Vande Woude;

1105 AB Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Subtly Sexist Language,”

Pat Chew, law;

2201 Posvar, noon

HSLS Workshop

“Peptide Mass Fingerprinting for Protein Identification”;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Men’s Basketball vs. Cincinnati;

Petersen, 7:30 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Reading

Philip Gourevitch;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm

State of the Black Student Union Address

WPU Ballrm., 9 pm (8-7880)

Thursday 28

NIH Career Development Award Workshop

“General K Award Workshop,”

Joan Lakoski & Robert Milner;

S100 Starzl BST, 8:30-10:30 am

International Conference

“Beyond Global Warming”;

9 am-5:10 pm, Sennott Square (

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners”;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“The Role of Flanking Sequences in Polyglutamine Aggregation:A Glimpse Behind the Veil of Intrinsic Disorder,”

Ronald Wetzel;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Immunology Seminars

“The Role of CD137 Co-stimulatory Molecule in Autoimmune Diabetes,”

Kritika Kachapati;

“Costimulation via TNF Receptor Family Members Induces Late-Stage Tumor Rejection,”

Angela Pardee;

Scaife aud. 5, noon (8-7050)

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Does Public Health Reach Them?”

Ying Peng;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7763)

Ctr. for Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“The Controversy Over Complicity of Health Professionals in Abusive Post-9/11 Interrogation Tactics,”

Gregg Bloche, Georgetown;

G23 Parran, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

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

Sam Stebbins;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Women’s Studies Lecture

“Victim Stories,”

Francesca Polletta, UC-Irvine;

2413 Posvar, noon

Dental Medicine Faculty Development Lecture

“Anesthesia Department Update on Clinic Emergency Kits,”

Michael Cuddy;

457 Salk, 1 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

“Tracking Electrons & Atoms in Molecules by X-ray Transient Absorption Spectroscopy: From Ultra Slow to Ultra Fast,”

Lin Chen, Northwestern;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“NASA’s Future Lunar Exploration Program: What Can We Learn About Earth Processes From the Lunar Surface?”

Mike Ramsey;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

HA&A Lecture

“Strangers in a Strange New Land: How the Immigrant, the Colonizer and the Conqueror Used Sacred Architecture to Establish Identity,”

Ann Wilkins & David Wilkins;

202 FFA, 4 pm

History E.P. Thompson Memorial Lecture

“Magna Carta Manifesto,”

Peter Linebaugh, U of Toledo;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm (8-7451)

Friday 29

SBDC Workshop

“The 2nd Step: Business Planning Workshop”;

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

Endocrine Conference

“Permanent Neonatal Diabetes,”

Louis Phillipson; 1195 Starzl BST, 9:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners & Advanced PowerPoint”;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 9 am-1 pm

Board of Trustees Meeting

WPU Assembly Rm., 10:15 am

CIDDE Faculty Development Workshop

“PowerPointers: Or, Avoiding That Glazed-Over Stupor,”

Carol Washburn; 815 Alumni, noon-1:30 pm

Pharmacology Seminar

“Role of Estrogen Receptors in Lung Cancer,”

Harish Srinivas; 1395 Starzl BST, noon

Dental Oral Health Lecture

“Molecular Therapies for the Prevention & Treatment of Craniosynostosis,” Mark Mooney; 458 Salk, 1 pm

East Asian Languages & Literatures Colloquium

“Mulan on Stage & Page,”

Xiaosu Sun;

4130 Posvar, 2 pm (4-5568)

Honors Convocation

“Hard Times on Planet Earth: How Human Ingenuity Has Gotten Us in Trouble With the Natural World & How It Can Help Us Build a Model of Stewardship for the Future,”

Maxwell King;

Carnegie Music Hall, 2 pm (4-4202)

Linguistics Colloquium

“Adult Learners, Native Speakers & ‘Gaelic Grannies’: How Ideologies Shape the Gaelic Language Socialization of Adults in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland,”

Emily McEwan;

332 CL, 3 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Mutation, Chance & Heredity: Some Historical Roots,”

Theodore Porter, UCLA;

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

History/Religious Studies Lecture

“Jewish Eyes, 1140-1180,”

Sara Lipton, SUNY-Stony Brook;

501 CL, 4 pm (4-5220)

Johnstown Campus Dance Show

Wacongo Dance Company;

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 7 pm (814/269-2080)


Saturday 1

EUCE Grad Student Conference

“The Future of the EU: Addressing the Challenges of Governance, Economics & Multiculturalism”;

PAA, 9 am-5:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Concert

“Venerable Rivers of Gold,” Pitt Gamelan;

Ferguson Theatre, UPG, 7 pm (724/836-7741)

Monday 3

CIDDE Faculty Development Workshop

“Go the Distance: Teaching Online,”

Barbara Frey;

815 Alumni, noon-1:30 pm

Ctr. for Vaccine Research Seminar

“West Nile Virus Inhibition of the Interferon Signaling Pathway,”

Jared Evans;

6014 BST3, 3 pm

Women’s Basketball vs. Georgetown;

Petersen, 7 pm

Tuesday 4

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“1st Trimester OB/GYN Ultrasound,”

Adam Duhl;

“Update in the Treatment of STDs in 2008,”

Doug Rockacy;

“Procedural Review-Gyn,”

Plomarz Irani, Stacy Reynolds & Allyson Whyte;

“Ultrasound Case of the Month,”

Tom Kehrl;

2126 Mercy Hospital, 8:30-10:30 am

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“The Unstoppable Cx43 Carboxy-terminus: New Roles in Cardiac Gap Junction Organization & Wound Healing,”

Robert Gourdie;

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

PACCM Joint Collaborative Conference

“Acute Exacerbation of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis,”

Harold Collard;

NW628 Montefiore, 11:30 am-1 pm

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Finding Full-Text Articles”;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Distinguished Lecture

“Toward a Medicine for the Person: Articulating Science & Humanism,”

Juan Mezzich;

355 Salk, noon

Computational Biology Seminar

“Driving Forces for Polyglutamine Oligomerization & Implications for Aggregation,”

Rohit Pappu;

6014 BST3, 4 pm

Education Instruction & Learning Colloquium

“The Significance of a Preservice Teacher Social Justice Identity,”

S.J. Miller;

5604 Posvar, 4 pm (8-1774)

Pulmonology/Allergy & Immunology Research Conference

“Immunoglobulin Super Family 4 (IGSF4) in Asthma,”

Monica Ghoshhajra;

1100 Rangos Research Ctr., 4 pm

Wednesday 5

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Individualized Cancer Care: The Role of Chemosensitivity Assays,”

Holly Gallion;

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

REES Lecture

“The Undisputed Border, Shifting Liminalities: Bulgarian Turks Across the Bulgaria-Turkey Border,”

Hande Sozer;

4217 Posvar, noon (8-7407)

Women’s Studies Literary Reading

Elmaz Abinader;

2201 Posvar, noon

Senate Council Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Discussion

“Writing & Social Responsibility,”

Elmaz Abinader, Andrew Lam & Tim Bascom;

501 CL, 6 pm

Thursday 6

SBDC Workshop

“The Art of Successful Selling”;

PAA, 8-10:30 am (8-1542)

5-Campus College Fair

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 11 am-2 pm & 5-7 pm

Asia Over Lunch Lecture

“Social & Cultural Needs & Participation of International Students: A Case Study at the University of Pittsburgh,”

Mayumi Terano;

4130 Posvar, noon (8-7763)

CIDDE Faculty Development Workshop

“Leading Effective Classroom Discussions,”

Carol DeArment;

815 Alumni, noon-1:30 pm

Ctr. for Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“The Ethics of Allocating Scarce Health Care Resources: A New View,”

Ezekiel Emanuel;

113 Barco, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Translational Research for Treatment & Prevention of Diabetes,”

Janice Zgibor;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Chemistry Seminars

“Building Approach for the Design & Synthesis of Functional Porous Materials,”

Mohamed Eddaoudi, USF;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm;

“Photochemistry & Conformational Change in Circadian Clock Light-Sensing Proteins,”

Brian Crane, Cornell;

12A Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Sources & Atmospheric Transformations of Organic Aerosols,”

Allen Robinson, CMU;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

PhD Defenses

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“Support Resources Utilized by Minority Students Majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematical Disciplines,” Renee Galloway;

Feb. 27, 5700 Posvar, 10 am

GSPIA/Int’l Development

“Regional Governance & Collaboration: A Comparative Study on Economic Development Policy Process in Minneapolis & Pittsburgh Regions,”

Joo Hun Lee;

Feb. 28, 3216 Posvar, 3 pm

Education/Health & Physical Activity

“Physical Activity Patterns From Adolescence to Young Adulthood & Parental Support for Physical Activity in Children,”

Ethan Hull;

March 4, 130 Trees, 11:30 am

Education/Administrative & Policy Studies

“The Challenges of a Change in Practice: The Story of an Experienced Principal’s Journey Through the Change Process at a Struggling Urban Elementary School,”

Eileen Amato;

March 4, 4321 Posvar, 1 pm


Pitt Repertory

“The American Clock”;

Feb. 21-23 & Feb. 27-March 1 at 8 pm, also Feb. 24, 29 & March 2 at 2 pm, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial (4-7529)

Johnstown Campus

“South Pacific”;

Feb. 22-24 at 8 pm, Feb. 24 at 2 pm, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., Mainstage, UPJ (800/846-2787)

Johnstown Campus


March 4, 7:30 pm, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., Mainstage, UPJ (800/846-2787)


Black Action Society Exhibit

“The Black Arts Expo”;

Feb. 23, WPU, 4 pm (8-7886)

Bradford Campus

“A Boundless Journey,”

Dennis Driscoll;

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

Hillman Library Audubon Exhibits

“Black-poll Warbler”;

through Feb. 25;

“Hemlock Warbler”;

Feb. 26-March 10, Hillman gr. fl. exhibit case (8-7715)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Telling Our Stories”;

through Feb. 29, City-County Bldg. lobby, Downtown, 8 am-5 pm (412/255-2493)

Barco Law Library


Tim Fabien & Bryan Conley;

through April 11, Barco Law Library Gallery, 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


Hewlett Int’l Grant Program

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

CGS Student Choice Award

Nominations due Feb. 29 to 824 WPU.

CITSA 2008 Proposals

Deadline for papers, abstracts & invited sessions proposals: March 5. (

University Research Council Multidisciplinary Small Grant Program

White papers due to the Office of the Provost by 4 pm March 14. Full proposals due to the Office of the Provost by 4 pm May 2. (klinzing@ or

Int’l Studies Fund Grand Competition

Applications due March 15 to 4400 Posvar. (Info: Lenora Lewandowski, 8-7390)

Women’s Assn. Scholarship

Applications due March 15. (

Newman Award for Intergenerational Project Initiatives

Applications due March 21 to 4400 Posvar. (8-7390)

Steven Manners Faculty Development Award

Applications due April 7. (4-6172)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published March 6. It will contain events of March 6-20. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Feb. 28 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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