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August 28, 2008


Thursday 28

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

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

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis; Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Epidemics as Partially Decomposable Systems,”

Donald Burke;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Chemistry Seminar

“Fretting About FRET: Using Lasers to Reexamine the Use of FRET as a Spectroscopic Ruler,”

Brent Krueger, Hope College;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Saturday 30

DAMPS & Alarmins Symposium

Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 6-9:30 pm (also 8 am-6 pm Aug. 31, 8 am-4:45 pm Sept. 1, 8 am-6 pm Sept. 2; 412/586-9773)

Football vs. Bowling Green;

Heinz Field, 12:30 pm


Monday 1

• University closed in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday 2

Roth 403(b) Info Session

WPU Assembly Rm., 10 am (also 2 pm; 4-8057 or 8-7858)

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Wednesday 3

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Matthew Coleman;

LHAS aud., 7th fl. Main Level MUH, 7 am

Latin American Film

“Sub terra (Underground)”;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm

Thursday 4

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

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

Johnstown Campus Roth 403(b) Info Session

Student Union, Cambria Rm., UPJ, 10 am (also 2 pm; 4-8057 or 8-7858)

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Cryo-EM of Nanomachines & Cells,”

Wah Chiu;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“The Past, Present & Future of Childhood Lead Poisoning,”

Herbert Needleman;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Postdoc Professionalism Lecture

“Maximizing Your Postdoctoral Success: An Orientation to a Full Academic & Social Life in Pittsburgh,”

Arthur Levine, medicine;

S100 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Friday 5

• Fall term add/drop period ends.

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

501 CL, noon

Saturday 6

New TA Orientation

Barco, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Football vs. Buffalo;

Heinz Field, 6 pm

Tuesday 9

Faculty & Staff Blood Drive

WPU lower lounge, 8 am-4 pm;

Victoria 1st fl. lobby, 8 am-2 pm

Office of Research/NCURA Broadcast Workshop

“Good Customer Service for Research Administrators: How to Support the Research Endeavor at Your Institution”;

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

Bradford Campus Roth 403(b) Info Session

Frame-Westerberg Commons Bldg., rm. 118/119, UPB, 11:30 am (also 2 pm; 4-8057 or 8-7858)

Children’s Hospital Molecular Medicine Research Seminar

“Structure, Function & Mechanism of Action of the Steroidogenic Acute Regulatory Protein, StAR,”

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

Vaccine Research Seminar

“DNA- & Peptide-based Epitope Vaccines for Alzheimer’s Disease: Prevention vs. Therapy,”

Michael Agadjanyan;

6014 BST3, noon

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Live Cells Studies of GPCRs: What We Learnt?”

Jean-Pierre Vilardaga;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30-4:30 pm

Panther Bowling Club Open House

PAA, 4215 Fifth Ave., 5:30 pm

Mini-Medical School

“His & Her Heart Disease,”

Scaife aud. 6, 7-8:30 pm (412/647-3555)

Wednesday 10

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Damian Kosempa;

LHAS aud., 7th fl. main level Montefiore, 7 am

Titusville Campus Roth 403(b) Info Session

Haskell Memorial Library aud., UPT, 10 am (also 1 pm; 4-8057 or 8-7858)

Pathology Research Seminar

“The Yin & Yang of Stem Cell Potential,”

Bryon Petersen, U of FL;

1104 Scaife, noon

Senate Council Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Knobil Lecture

“P450 Oxidoreductase Deficiency: A New Disorder of Steroidogenesis Causing a Broad Spectrum of Human Disease,”

Walter Miller, UC-San Francisco;

Magee-Womens Research Inst., 1st fl. conf. ctr., 4 pm

Latin American Film

“Habana Blues”;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm

Thursday 11

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

230 McKee Pl., classrm. A, 9 am-noon

Greensburg Campus Roth 403(b) Info Session

Campana Lecture Hall, Chapel, UPG, 10:30 am (also 2:30 pm; 4-8057 or 8-7858)

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“DNA Damage Recognition by the Bacterial UvrA & UvrB Proteins,”

Ben Van Houten;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“5 pm, June 24, 1991—Tipping Point for Folic Acid-Preventable Spina Bifida & Anencephaly,”

Godfrey Oakley Jr.;

A115 Crabtree, noon

PhD Defenses

Medicine/Biomedical Informatics

“A Bayesian Network Model for Spatio-Temporal Event Detection,”

Xia Jiang;

Aug. 28, 5317 Sennott, 10 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Dynamics of Trapped Polaritons in Stressed GAAS Quantum Well-Microcavity Structures: Experiments & Numerical Simulations,”

Vincent Hartwell;

Sept. 3, 319 Allen, 2 pm

GSPH/Environmental & Occupational Health

“Mechanisms for Arsenic-Stimulated Sinusoidal Endothelial Cell Capillarization,”

Adam Straub;

Sept. 4, Bridgeside Point, 100 Technology Dr., 5th fl. conf. rm., noon

Medicine/Interdisciplinary Biomedical Program

“Genetic & Pharmacologic Analysis of the Mechanisms of Selenium Toxicity in Caenorhabditis Elegans,”

Kathleen Morgan;

Sept. 4, 1295 Starzl BST, 2 pm


“Development of a Stem-Cell Based Tissue-Engineered Vascular Graft,”

Lorenzo Soletti;

Sept. 8, Bridgeside Point, 100 Technology Dr., 5th fl. conf. rm., noon


“BCL-2 Genotypes & Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury,”

Nicole Zangrilli Hoh;

Sept. 10, 446 Victoria, 1 pm


“A Location Fingerprint Framework Toward Efficient Wireless Indoor Positioning Systems,”

Nattapong Swangmuang;

Sept. 11, 522 IS, 10 am-noon


Kuntu Rep Auditions

Sept. 4, Alumni 7th fl. aud., 6-10 pm (4-4364)


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit

“Night Hawk” through Sept. 8; “Pine Swamp Warbler,”

Sept. 9-22;

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

Hillman Library Special Collections Exhibit

“1st Editions, American & British: Modern Period,” 272 Hillman;

“James Joyce:1st Editions, 1st Appearance in Print,”

271 Hillman;

through Aug. 31, reg. library hours (8-7715)


Pitt United Way Day of Caring

Registration deadline is Sept. 3 for Sept. 26 event. (4-7709)

1st Experiences in Research Program

Faculty mentors must sign up by Sept. 5. (Info: Peggy Heely, 8-7927 or

Teaching Evaluation Surveys

Completed request forms due in G39 CL by Sept. 12. (4-6148)

International Multi-Conference on Engineering & Technological Innovation

Papers/abstract & invited session proposals due Sept. 24. Author notifications due Nov. 17. Camera-ready full papers due Feb. 4, 2009. Email submissions to

Pittsburgh Innovates

Submissions due online Oct. 26 for technology competition.



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