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October 9, 2008


Thursday 9

Bradford Campus Seminar

“Essentials of Case Management,”

Tina Kowlsen, Bunch & Associates;

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 10 am-3 pm (814/362-5078)

Endocrine Research Conference

“Making Insulin: Trouble in Paradise?”

Peter Arvan;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“The Increasing Numbers of the Uninsured: Causes & Consequences,”

Judith Lave;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Asian Studies Talk

“Int’l Cooperation on Counter-Terrorism: A Comparative Case Study of Indonesia & Saudi Arabia,”

A.S.M. Ali Ashraf;

4130 Posvar, noon

HA&A Lecture

“Chartres Cathedral: A New Perspective,”

Karen Webb;

203 FFA, noon

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture

“Quid Is Veritas?” Trying to Disentangle the Real From the Mythical Pilate,”

Colum Hourihane, Princeton;

203 FFA, 3:30 pm (4-5220)

McGowan Inst. Seminar

Jeremy Mao, Columbia;

Scaife aud. 5, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“The Effect of CO2 on the Integrity of Well Cement Under Geologic Sequestration Conditions,”

Barbara Kutchko, NETL;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus Book Discussion

“When Huai Flowers Bloom,”

Shu Jiang Lu;

2nd fl. Millstein Library, UPG, 7-9 pm (also Oct. 10, 3-5 pm; 724/836-9689)

Global Studies Maghrebi-French Film

“Memories of Oct. 17” & “Memoire d’Immigres (Part I),”

FFA aud., 7 pm (4-2918)

Ridgway Lecture

“Which Candidate Is Better for National Security?”

Richard Clarke, Harvard;

Teplitz Moot Courtrm., Barco, 7:30 pm

Friday 10

Dental Education Seminar

“OSHA/Bloodborne Pathogen Update: Training Session for the Office,”

W.H. Milligan;

2148 Salk, 9 am-noon

Endocrine Conference

“Beta Cell Regeneration for Types 1 & 2 Diabetes,”

Andrew Stewart;

1195 Starzl BST, 9:30 am

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“Classic Paper Series: 25th Anniversary of ‘Feedback in Clinical Medical Education,’”

Jack Ende, Penn; 4th fl. lecture rm. 3 Scaife, noon (8-9000)

Dental Education Seminar

“Dental Photography: Shooting Digital,”

Ali Seyedain;

2148 Salk, 1-4 pm

HAA/Carnegie Museum of Art Grad Student Symposium

“Storytelling: Playful Interactions & Spaces of Imagination in Contemporary Visual Culture,”

Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 2-7:30 pm

(also Oct. 11, Carnegie Lecture Hall, 10 am-8:30 pm & Oct. 12, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 10-11:45 am)

UCIS/Asian Studies Conference

“Islam & Popular Culture in Indonesia & Malaysia,”

Melwood Screening Rm., 477 Melwood Ave., 2:30 pm

(412/682-4111 or 412/681-5449;

also Oct. 11 & 12, 8 am, Martin Colloquium Conf. Rm., 4127 Sennott, 4-2159)

Refugee “Warehousing” Conference

FFA aud., 6 pm (also Oct. 11, 12 Chevron, 9 am;

Oct. 12, FFA aud., 9:30 am; info: 4-2918)

Asian Studies Film

“Gubra (Anxiety)”;

Melwood Screening Rm., 477 Melwood Ave., 7:30 pm

Saturday 11

Dental Education Seminar

“How to Optimize the Results With Photoshop,”

Heiko Spallek;

2148 Salk, 9 am-4 pm

Greensburg Campus Concert

Heinz Chapel Choir;

Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/836-7497)

Asian Studies/UCIS Music Concert

Legendary Dangdut Superstar Rhoma Irama & His Band Soneta;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (8-7370)

Sunday 12

Heinz Chapel Choir Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Monday 13

•Fall break for students (no classes; Univ. offices & buildings remain open).

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Pat Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Information Sciences Info Session

522 IS, 6:30-8:30 pm (4-3988)

Tuesday 14

•Classes normally scheduled to meet Monday will be held today. Tuesday classes will not meet this week.

HSLS Workshop

“Searching PsycINFO,”

Rebecca Abromitis;

WPIC Library classrm., 9:30-11 am

Health Services Research Seminar

“Empirically Derived Decision Trees for the Treatment of Late-Life Depression,”

Carmen Andreescu;

305 Parkvale, noon

UPCI Basic Research Seminar

“Use of Molecular Methods to Discover New Human Tumor Viruses: Merkel Cell Polyomavirus,”

Patrick Moore;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. B & C, Hillman Cancer Ctr.; noon

SAC Fall Assembly

“Internet Predators,”

Randall Schwabenbauer, UPT;

Assembly Rm. WPU, noon-2 pm (4-4236)


“Courting Justice”;

Teplitz Moot Courtrm. Barco, 1 pm

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.

272 Hillman, noon-1:30 pm

MMG Seminar

“Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms of Wnt Signaling,”

Raymond Habas;

1295 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Human Migration: Disciplinary Contributions to Its History,”

Patrick Manning, history;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm (4-5750)

SHRS Scully Lecture

“In Pursuit of Diagnostic Discovery,” Cynthia Zadai;

lower lounge WPU, 6:30-9 pm

Johnstown Campus Internet Safety Forum

“Don’t Let Your Child Be the Next Victim,”

Living/Learning Ctr., UPJ, 7-9 pm (814/269-2099)

Music Concert

Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (412/394-3353)

Wednesday 15

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“The Non-Operative Management of Long Bone Diaphyseal Fractures With Functional Bracing,”

Andres Quintero;

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

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“A Novel Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Regimen for Hemoglobinopathies,”

Matthew Hsieh;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. C, Hillman Cancer Ctr., 8 am

Family Medicine Grand Rounds

“Decision Making in Clinical Ethics,”

Robert Orr;

lecture rm. 3 Scaife, 8 am (3-2248)

UPPDA Lunch/Presentation

“PINK1 Regulates Mitochondrial Autophagy Through Fission in Neurons,”

Ruben Dagda, pathology;

1105 Scaife, 11:30 am-1 pm

Pathology Research Seminar

“Let Die or Not: Manipulating Apoptosis in Cancer Therapy,”

Jian Yu;

1104 Scaife, noon

Health Sciences Faculty Professional Development Lecture

“Improving Work-Life Balance for Career Satisfaction,”

Maureen Murray;

S120 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Memorial Service

For Robert Rogers, School of Medicine;

Heinz Chapel, 4 pm

Contemporary Writers Heinz Prize Reading

Anthony Varallo & Scott Turow;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm

Thursday 16

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

EOH Seminar

“Fractal Genetics & Systems Medicine,”

Joseph Nadeau;

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

Endocrine Research Conference

“Transdifferentiation Properties of the Adipose Organ,”

Saverio Cinti;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

ADRC Lecture

“Clinical Epidemiology of Aggression in Nursing Home Settings,”

Ashok Bharucha;

Montefiore ADRC conf. rm. S439, noon (412/692-2700)

Epidemiology Seminar

“On the Road to DSM-V,”

David Kupfer;

A115 Crabtree, noon

CRSP Lecture

“Racism, Discrimination, Colorblindness & Race Matters in Obamerica,”

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

“Update on Chinese New Electronic Databases,”

Xiuying Zou;

4130 Posvar, noon

Chemistry Lecture

“Energy & Charge Transport in Self-Assembled Systems for Solar Energy Conversion,”

Michael Wasielewski, Northwestern;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm (4-8200)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“What Determines the Partitioning of Precipitation Between Runoff, ET & Storage? Hydrological Processes & Their Significance,”

Xu Liang;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

McGowan Inst. Seminar

Yang Liu;

Scaife aud. 5, 4 pm

African Film

“Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man”; 4130 Posvar, 5 pm (8-2058)

Integrative Medicine Lecture

“The Wisdom of the Heart: The Benefit of Positive Emotions on Health,” Deborah Conway; 580 S. Aiken Ave., Suite 310, Shadyside, 5:30 pm (412/623-3023)

Global Studies Maghrebi-French Film

“Memoire d’Immigres (Parts II & III)”; FFA aud., 7 pm (4-2918)

Friday 17

Student Health Law Conference/Job Fair

“Taking the Health Law Career Path,”

various rooms, Barco, 9 am-5 pm

Computer Science Lecture

“Approximation Algorithms: A Tour d’Horizon,”

Michel Goemans, MIT;

5317 Sennott, 10:30 am

Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Research Conference

“NIH Grant Preliminary Data for the Next Five Years of Shock & Trauma Research,”

Anthony Bauer, GI Administrative Office, mezzanine level, C-Wing Presby, noon

Sociology/Women’s Studies Lecture

“The Transnational Diffusion of Anti-Communism: Conservative Women in Brazil & Chile in the 1960s & 1970s,”

Margaret Power, IL Inst. of Technology;

2431 Posvar, noon

Bradford Campus Artist Talk


Dylan Beck;

Webb/Bradford Forest Rehearsal Hall, Blaisdell, UPB, noon

CATER Regenerative Medicine Seminar

“Inflammation & Fibrosis in Mucosal Wound Healing: Balancing the Power,”

Patricia Hebda;

1102 Scaife, 12:30 pm

History Lecture

“Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea & the US,”

Alexis Dudden, UConn;

3703 Posvar, 4-6 pm

Saturday 18

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop

“Making Oral Presentations”;

lecture rm. 2 Scaife, 10 am-3 pm

Sunday 19

Korean Dance & Music Performance

“Tradition & Its Changes: Traditional & Contemporary Korean Dance & Music,”

NOW Dance Co.;

Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., 3 pm (tickets: 412/394-3353; info: 412/708-1130 or 4-6150)

Monday 20

Computer Science Colloquium

“Data Management in the CarTel Mobile Sensor Network,”

Sam Madden, MIT;

5317 Sennott, 4:30 pm (info:

Show Trials of the Molly Maguires

Hal Smith, law;

Ballrm. WPU, 8:30 pm

Tuesday 21

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: Creating Posters With PowerPoint,”

Sam Lewis;

WPIC Library classrm., 10-11:30 am

UCIS Holzner Lecture

“Redirecting Technological Progress: Greener, Profitable, Sustainable,”

Ernst von Weizsaecker, UC-Santa Barbara;

2500 Posvar, 11 am

Vaccine Research Seminar

“Regulation of Select Agents in the US,”

Robbin Weyant;

6014 BST3, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“The Nuts & Bolts of Publishing an Article: Resources & Strategies for Aspiring Authors,”

Mary Lou Klem;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Pharmacy Seminar

“Live in Vivo Imaging of Microtubule Motor-Driven Brain Stem Cell Division & Migration,”

Richard Vallee;

456 Salk, noon

UPCI Basic Research Seminar

“Do Benign Colon Lesions Provide Insights Into Early Stages of Cancer?”

Daniel Rosenberg;

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

East Asian Lecture

“National Identities in Contemporary Macedonia,”

Philip Murphy, GSPIA;

4217 Posvar, noon (8-7407)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Relativizing the Relativized ‘A Priori’: On the Development of Reichenbach’s Axioms of Coordination/Axioms of Connection Distinction,”

Flavia Padovani, U of Geneva, Switzerland;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Pharmacology/Chemical Biology Seminar

“Genetic Analysis of Synaptic Function,”

Richard Ordway, Penn State;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Urology Lecture

“Kidney Stones: Causes, Prevention & State-of-the-Art Treatment,”

Michael Ost;

conf. rm. 2131 Magee, 6-8 pm (412/802-8299)

Mini-Medical School Lecture

“Can You Hear (& See) Me Now?”

aud. 6 Scaife, 7-8:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Developing Catalytic Reactions One Step at a Time,”

Jennifer Love, U of British Columbia;

12B Chevron, 7:15 pm (4-8200)

Wednesday 22

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Soft Tissue Injuries of the Foot & Ankle,”

Marcus Randall & Charles Herndon, Case Western Reserve;

LHAS aud. 7 Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology/Hematology Grand Rounds

“Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Therapeutic Progress or Mirage?”

Corey Langer;

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

Pathology Research Seminar

“Diversity in Xenobiotic Sensing Through Differential Splicing of the Human Nuclear Receptor, CAR,”

Curt Omiecinski, Penn State;

1105 Scaife, noon

Studio Arts Gallery Talk

Kenneth Batista & Michael Morrill;

University Art Gallery, FFA, noon (8-2430)

HSLS Workshop

“Sequence Similarity Searching,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3 pm

OED Limbach Lecture

“The Federal SBIR/STTR Program: Bringing Science to Market,”

Paul Petrovich;

1103 Scaife, 4-6 pm (4-3160)

Classics Lecture

“At Home in Archaic Athens: The Archaeology of a House Near the Athenian Agora,”

Kathleen Lynch, U of Cincinnati;

204 CL, 4:30 pm

Asian Studies Lecture

“Changing Gender Roles in Japan,”

Keith Brown, anthropology;

106 Allen, 5 pm

Latin American Film

“Lista de Espera (Waiting List)”;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm

Bradford Campus Concert

George Winston;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-5027)

Pitt Physicians for Social Responsibility Lecture

“Prescription for Survival: A Doctor’s Journey to End Nuclear Madness,”

Bernard Lown, Harvard;

PAA, 7:30 pm (412/247-6604 or 412/681-9913)

Thursday 23

•Spring term registration & add/drop begin.

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

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

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Carolyn Biglow;

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

Mascaro Sustainability Research Symposium

1175 Benedum, 10 am-2 pm (4-6718)

Survival Skills & Ethics Grants Workshop

S100A Starzl BST, 10 am-3 pm

Epidemiology Seminar

“Tipping Point: The Future of Psychiatry,”

Charles Reynolds;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Health Care Financing & Delivery in China: Problems, Controversies & Solutions,”

Wei Wang; 4130 Posvar, noon

Senate Community Organization Marketplace

Assembly Rm. WPU, noon-1 pm

Senate Plenary Session

“Quality of Life in Oakland: Investing in University & Community Partnerships”;

Assembly Rm. WPU, 1-4 pm

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Ahlam Saleh;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Academic Career Development Postdoc Professionalism Lecture

“Setting Goals to Keep Your Career on Track,”

R. Kevin Grigsby, Penn State;

S110 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Variations in the Estrogenicity Index of Channel Catfish Flesh & Fat From the Three Rivers of Pgh.,”

Dan Volz;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

McGowan Inst. Lecture/Moleculart Exhibit

“Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells: New Cell-Based Therapies for Regenerative Medicine,”

Arnold Caplan, Case Western Reserve;

4th fl. aud. 5 Scaife, 4 pm, followed by reception & exhibit by Moleculart artist Jason Shorr, 1105 Scaife

Career Networking Event

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 6-8 pm (8-7130)

Global Studies Maghrebi-French Film

“Wesh Wesh Qu’est ce qui se Passe?”

FFA aud., 7 pm (4-2918)

Ridgway Lecture

“Transnational Challenges to Security,”

Brian Katulis, Ctr. for American Progress;

1500 Posvar, 7:30 pm

PhD Defenses


“Dimension Reduction & Robust Classification Models in the Disease Prediction by Genomic & Cell-Based Assays,”

Zhibao Mi;

Oct. 15, 325A Parran, 9 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Interactive Tutorials for Upper Level Quantum Mechanics Courses,”

Yvette Beck;

Oct. 15, 319 Allen, 2 pm

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“UC781: Beta-Cyclodextrin Complexation & Formulation as an Anti-HIV Microbicide,”

Haitao Yang;

Oct. 17, 456 Salk, 1:30 pm

A&S/Geology & Planetary Science

“Andesitic Peperite Generation in a Montane Fluvial Setting: Understanding the Miocene Mehrten Formation at Kirkwood, CA,”

Tracee Imai;

Oct. 21, 214 SRCC, 2-5 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“The Clean House”;

Oct. 15-26, M-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster (4-0933 or

Kuntu Repertory Theatre

“Diane’s Heart”;

Oct. 16-Nov. 1, Th.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Alumni (4-7298)


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit

“Red-Eyed Vireo,” through Oct. 20;

“Turkey Buzzard,”

Oct. 21-Nov. 3; Hillman Library ground fl. exhibit case, reg. library hours (8-7715)

Barco Law Library Photography Exhibit

“Pittscapes” by Kaoru Tohara; through Nov. 7;

Barco 4th fl. exhibit gallery, reg. library hours (8-1376)

Studio Arts Faculty Exhibit

Through Nov. 21;

University Art Gallery, FFA, M-F 10 am-4 pm (info: 8-2430)

Bradford Campus Art Exhibit


Dylan Beck;

Oct. 17-Nov. 14;

KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB


Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Awards

Nomination letters due Oct. 10 to Patricia Beeson, c/o Nancy Reilly, G33 CL.

Grant Program for Faculty Research or Teaching in Germany

Applications due Oct. 15.


Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Awards

Nomination forms due Oct. 24 to George Klinzing, 826 CL.

Pittsburgh Innovates

Submissions due online Oct. 26 for technology competition.


Int’l Symposium on Academic Globalization

Papers/abstracts submissions & invited sessions proposals due Oct. 28. Authors notifications due Dec. 18. Full papers due Feb. 11.

Submit online at

Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards

Nominations due Oct. 31 to Juan Manfredi, 140 Thackeray.

Ampco Prize for Teaching Excellence in Advising

Nominations due Oct. 31 to Juan Manfredi, 140 Thackeray.

GSPIA Johnson Award for Best Papers in Ethics & Accountability in Public Service

Entries due Nov. 1. (info: 8-1336)

UCIS Faculty Fellowship

Requests for proposals due Nov. 1.


Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Awards

Nomination letters due Nov. 14 to Andrew Blair, 826 CL.

Int’l Multi-Conference on Engineering & Technological Innovation

Author notifications due Nov. 17. Camera-ready full papers due Feb. 4, 2009. Email submissions to

UCIS/UHC Research Abroad Program

Proposals due Nov. 30.


European Studies Faculty European Grant

Deadline is Dec. 5.

(info & application:

EUCE Faculty Research Grant Competition

Deadline is Dec. 12.

(info & application:


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