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May 29, 2008


Thursday 29

HR Workshop

“Purchasing Fundamentals”;

342 Craig, 9 am-3 pm

Friday 30

HR Workshop

“The Golden Rule… Do You Use It?”

Karen Marrick;

342 Craig, 9-11 am

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 9:30-11 am

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture

“Studies in the Treatment & Prevention of Pediatric Obesity,”

Marsha Marcus;

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

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

“Whence Cometh the Myofibroblast in Pulmonary Fibrosis?”

Sem Phan;

NW628 Montefiore, noon

Saturday 31

Women’s Health Day Free Mammogram Screenings

UPMC Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Ctr., 8 am-4:30 pm

(registration required: 412/623-5900)


Tuesday 3

HR Workshop

“Motivating Others,” Mark Burdsall & Maureen Lazar; 342 Craig, 9 am-12:30 pm

Vaccine Research Seminar

“Emerging Role of PET/CT in Infection & Inflammation Imaging,”

Jonathan Carney;

6014 BST3, noon

UPCI Seminar

“Novel Cellular Responses to Dietary Cancer Chemopreventive Phenethyl Isothiocyanate,”

Shivendra Singh;

Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. B/C, noon

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Pulmonology/Allergy & Immunology Research Conference

“Role of Homeostatic Chemokines (CCL19/CCL21 & CXCL13) in M. Tuberculosis Infection,”

Shabaana Khader;

1100 Rangos, 4 pm

Wednesday 4

Child Development Conference

“What’s Love Got to Do With It? The Heart of School Readiness & Success,”

Adolph Brown, keynote;

Westin Hotel & Convention Ctr., Downtown, 7:30 am-4:15 pm

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“The Role of Dendritic Cells in Transplant Immunity,”

Miriam Merad;

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

HR Workshop

“Writing With Style—Official University Style, That Is!”

Terry Capp, Sarah Rosenson & Shannon Proud;

342 Craig, 9-11 am

HSLS Workshop

“Transitioning to Ebsco CINAHL,”

Linda Hartman;

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

Pathology Seminar

“Neuroinflammation During Neurodegeneration,”

Clayton Wiley;

1104 Scaife, noon

Thursday 5

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Morbidity & Mortality Conference,”

Plomarz Irani;

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

HR Workshop

“Job Descriptions”;

342 Craig, 9-11 am

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners & Advanced PowerPoint,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-2 pm

Friday 6

•Summer 6-week-1 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office

HR Workshop

“Research Contract Administration,”

Kelly Downing;

342 Craig, 9:30-11:30 am

WPIC Visiting Professor Lecture

“Genetic Analysis of Circadian Clocks in Mammals,”

Joseph Takahashi;

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

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Neuroreceptor Imaging in Schizophrenia,”

Gordon Frankle;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Greensburg Campus Concert

Chris Higbee Project;

Chambers Hall gym, UPG, 8 pm (724/523-0308)

Saturday 7

• Summer 4-week-1 session ends:

final examinations scheduled during last class meeting.

Monday 9

•Summer 4-week-2 session registration period ends and classes begin.

HSLS Workshop

“Searching PsycINFO,”

Rebecca Abromitis;

WPIC Library classrm., 10:30 am-noon

Tuesday 10

Clinical Research Seminar

“CTSI Pilot & Collaborative Translational & Clinical Studies Core Overview & the Registry: A CTSI-Sponsored Novel Clinical & Translational Methodology”;

Montefiore 7th fl. aud., 8-9:30 am (8-9114)

SBDC Workshop

“The Right to Hire”; PAA, 8-10:30 am (8-1542)

HR Workshop

“Feeling Secure: Taking Control of Your Financial Life”;

342 Craig, 9 am-noon

Office of Research/NCURA Broadcast Workshop

“Complex Agreements”;

S120 Starzl BST, 11:30 am-3:30 pm (4-7405)

Senate Community Relations Committee Meeting

Hill House, 1835 Centre Ave., noon-2 pm (412/244-7524)

UPCI Seminar

“Base Excision Repair Control of Necrosis, Inflammation & Genome Instability: Regulation by the Cellular Glycolytic State,”

Robert Sobol;

Hillman Cancer Ctr., Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. B/C, noon

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Andrea Ketchum;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Vaccine Research Seminar

“Molecular Analysis of M. Tuberculosis Host-Pathogen Interactions,”

Michael Glickman;

S123 Starzl BST, 1:30 pm

Wednesday 11

•Summer 4-week-1 session grades must be approved by instructors by 5 pm before final posting can begin.

•Summer 4-week-2 session add/drop period ends.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Ostoblast Dysfunction in Multiple Myeloma,”

Flavia Esteve;

“Clinical Characteristics of Severe Malarial Anemia in Kenyan Children,”

Enrico Novelli;

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

Pathology Seminar

“Oncogenic Activity of MCM7,”

Jianhua Luo;

1105AB Scaife, noon (8-1040)

HR Workshop

“Financial Information Overview,”

Brian Christopher, Randy DiGiorgio & Sharon Sobol;

342 Craig, 1-4:30 pm

Senate Council Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Thursday 12

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Customize Google to Work for You,”

Melissa Ratajeski;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Carolyn Biglow;

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

PhD Defenses

Center for Neuroscience

“Amygdala Regulation of Prefrontal-to-Accumbens Information Flow: Implications for Motivation & Action,”

Vincent McGinty;

May 29, 2nd fl. aud. LRDC, 10 am

GSPH/Infectious Diseases & Microbiology

“Characterization of the Role of Human Herpes Virus 8 in Prostate Cancer,”

Jill Montgomery;

May 29, A115 Crabtree, noon


“Validation of Amperometric Enzyme Sensors Containing the Os(bpy)2CI Mediator for In Vivo Applications,”

Joseph Mitala;

May 29, 307 Eberly, 3 pm


“Neurogloblin Genetic Polymorphisms & Their Relationship to Functional Outcome Following Traumatic Brain Injury,”

Pei-Ying Chuang;

May 30, 331 Victoria, 10 am


“Bathtub Failure Rates in Reliability & Dependence in Multiple Testing,”

Jie Wang;

June 2, 208B CL, 1 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science

“Quantifying Physical Activity in Community Dwelling Older Adults Using Accelerometry,”

Jaime Berlin Talkowski;

June 2, 4060 Forbes Tower, 3 pm


“Aristotle & the Problem of Concepts,”

Gregory Salmieri;

June 3, 1001B CL, 2 pm

GSPH/Human Genetics

“Identification & Functional Characterization of Estrogen Response Elements in the Human Herpesvirus 8 Genome,”

Patrick Shea;

June 3, A312 Crabtree, 2 pm


“Relapse Dynamics During Smoking Cessation: Recurrent Abstinence Violation Effects & Lapse-Relapse Progression,”

Thomas Kirchner;

June 5, 4127 Sennott, 8 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Interaction of Excitons in Two-Dimensional Potentials,”

Zoltan Voros;

June 6, 316 Allen, 10 am


“Mathematical Models of Acute Inflammation,”

Angela Reynolds;

June 6, 704 Thackeray, 1 pm


“The Organization of Agricultural Production on the Southwest Periphery of the Maya Lowlands,”

Dean Wheeler;

June 6, 3106 Posvar, 2 pm


“A Marketing Perspective of Stakeholder Influence on Long- & Short-Term Firm Financial Measures,”

Chris Groening;

June 9, 102 Mervis, 10 am

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Identification of Novel Potential Cancer Therapies by Synthetic Lethal Screening,”

Peter McDonald;

June 9, 1395 Starzl BST, 1:30 pm


“An Index of Local Sensitivity to Nonignorability & a Penalized Pseudolikelihood Method for Data With Nonignorable Nonresponse,”

Fang Shu;

June 10, 109 Parran, 10 am


“Many Body Interactions of Neutral & Charged Hydrogen Bonded Clusters,” Albert DeFusco; June 11, 307 Eberly, 10 am


“Factors Associated With Clinical Decisions & Pressure Ulcer Development in Long Term Care Residents,”

Ana Allegretti;

June 11, 4065 Forbes Twr., 10 am-noon


“Revising the Essay: Intellectual Arenas & Hybrid Forms,”

Tara Lockhart;

June 12, 527 CL, 1 pm


Kuntu Repertory

“Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show”;

May 29-31, Alumni 7th fl. aud., 8 pm (4-7298)

Johnstown Campus

“Enchanted April”;

May 29-31 & June 5-8, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr. Studio Theatre, UPJ, 8 pm


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibits

“Pine Creeping Warbler,” through June 2,

“Goshawk/ Stanley Hawk,” June 3-16;

Hillman ground fl. exhibit case, reg. library hours (8-7715)

Cancer Center Exhibit

“Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey”;

May 29, UPMC Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Ctr. Atrium, 6:30-9 pm (412/623-4701)


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