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November 6, 2008


Thursday 6

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“International Human Rights Narratives & Women’s Health,”

David Barnard;

113 Barco, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Germ Warfare & Positive Deviance: Finding the Solutions on the Front Line,”

Jon Lloyd;

A115 Crabtree, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Patient Education Solutions: Locating Patient-Level Information Within HSLS Resources,”

Rebecca Abromitis;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

ADRC Lecture

“Medication IQ: Maximizing Medicine Adherence Among the Elderly,”

Anthony Zuccolotto, Amy Eschman & Gretchen Archer, Psychology Software Tools;

S439 Montefiore, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Simian Amphibians: The Mermaid Trade in Early Modern Japan,”

Martha Chaiklin;

4130 Posvar, noon

Pitt Press Lecture

“Not a Pgh. Idea: History & the Eponymous Nickelodeon,”

Michael Aronson; 501 CL, noon

Chemistry Seminar

“Synthesis of Carbohydrate-Inspired Molecules of Biological Interest,”

David Mootoo;

12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Biostatistics Seminar

“Associating Health Outcomes With Latent Subject-Specific Characteristics Based on Left- or Interval-Censored Longitudinal Exposure Data,”

Robert Lyles, Emory;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Medieval & Renaissance Studies/French & Italian Lecture

“Mrs. Polonius Goes to Italy: An Intimate Guide to Shakespeare’s Europe,”

Julia Reinhard Lupton, UC-Irvine;

G24 CL, 4 pm

McGowan Inst. Seminar

Rich Neptune, U of TX; Scaife aud. 5, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“The Formation of Helgafell, SW-Iceland, a Monogenetic Subglacial Hyaloclastite Ridge: Sedimentology, Hydrology & Ice-Volcano Interaction,”

Herdis Schopka, Cornell;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Chemistry Seminar

“Development & Application of Top-Down Mass Spectrometry for Characterization of the Human Proteome,”

Neil Kelleher;

12B Chevron, 4 pm

Bioethics Medical History Lecture

“Ails to the Chief: 3 American Presidents & Their ENT Maladies,”

David Darrow, Eastern VA Medical School;

Scaife lecture rm. 5, 6 pm

German Conference

“Goethe & the Postclassical”;

8 pm (also Nov. 7, 8:30 am; Nov. 8, 9 am; Nov. 9, 8:30 am;

for locations, see

Friday 7

HPI Briefing

“Impact of the 2008 Federal Elections on Healthcare,”

Mark Seklecki, American Hospital Assn.;

PAA, 8-9:30 am (412/621-2400)

Dental Education Seminar

“The Sedating Game: Enteral Sedation in the 21st Century,”

Joseph Giovannitti;

2148 Salk, 9 am-noon

Endocrine Conference

“Endocrinologic & Metabolic Side Effects of Psychiatric Drugs,”

Michelle Roberts, 1195 Starzl BST, 9:30 am

Computer Science Distinguished Lecture

“Transactional Memory: The Surprising Complexity of a Simple Idea,”

Michael Scott, U of Rochester;

5317 Sennott, 10 am

Flu Shot Clinic

5203 Posvar, 10 am-2 pm

Clinical Grand Rounds

“VA Medical Ctr.,”

Sara Salmon-Cox;

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

Trustees Property & Facilities Committee Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 11:35 am

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

Janet Lee;

NW 628 Montefiore, noon

Dental Education Seminar

“Basic Bone Preservation for the General Dentist,”

Joseph Favia;

2148 Salk, 1-4 pm

Business Lecture

“Innovation in an Economic Decline,”

Mickey McManus, MAYA Design;

115 Mervis, 1 pm

East Asian/Asian Studies Lecture

“Hopeless Return & Endless Mourning: The Principles of Hope in Lee Chang-dong’s Secret Sunshine,”

Seung-hwan Shin, English;

4130 Posvar, 2 pm

Anthropology Colloquium

“‘Iron Chef’ Around the World: Japanese Food Television, Soft Power & Cultural Globalization,”

Gabriella Lukacs;

3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Saturday 8

SHRS Open House

Forbes Tower, 10 am-1 pm

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop


Scaife lecture rm. 2, 10 am-3 pm

Football vs. Louisville;

Heinz Field, noon

Bradford Campus Concert

Sharon Isbin;

Bromeley Family Theatre, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm

Sunday 9


CL Commons Rm., noon-5 (412/231-1493)

Monday 10

UCIS Model UN Conference

Various rms., WPU, 8:30 am-5 pm (8-7394)

GSPH Open House

118 Parran & various rms., 8:30 am-3 pm (register:

Flu Shot Clinic

540 Bridgeside Pt., 10 am-2 pm

Medicine Practical Flow Cytometry Lecture

“Designing a Flow Cytometry Experiment,”

Albert Donnenberg;

Hillman Cancer Ctr. west wing conf. ctr., noon

ULS Workshop

“RefWorks Basics”;

Hillman ground fl., noon-1:30 pm

SIS Open House

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

Greensburg Campus Lecture

“Doom, Gloom & Prosperity: 45 Years of Environmental Predictions,”

Tim Savisky;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7 pm (724/836-7741)

Johnstown Campus Film

“We Never Got the Welcome Home: Western PA Vets Remember Vietnam”;

Living/Learning Ctr., Heritage, UPJ, 7 pm (814/269-2987)

Asian Studies Music Concert

Heesun Kim & the K’arts Korean Music Ensemble;

Bellefield aud., 8-9:30 pm (8-7370)

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio;

Carnegie Music Hall, 8 pm

Tuesday 11

Career Clothing Drive

WPU lower lounge, 8 am-4 pm

Academic Career Development Workshop

“Getting the Resources You Need Through Negotiation,”

Marick Masters, Katz;

S120 Starzl BST, 8:30-10:30 am

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Heterochromatin Assembly During Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells,”

Paul Sammak;

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

Race & Social Problems Lecture

“Unfinished Business: The Impact of Race on Understanding Mentoring Relationships,”

Audrey Murrell, Katz;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm

Pharmacy Distinguished Lecture

“Cancer Pharmacogenomics: Childhood Leukemia as a Model,”

William Evans, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital;

355 Salk, noon-1:30 pm

Bradford Campus Poetry Reading

Aimee Nezhukumatathil;

Mukaiayama U Rm., Commons, UPB, noon

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

John Siegel;

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

UHC/Anthropology Lecture

“Respondent Driven Sampling for HIV Surveillance in Men Who Have Sex With Men in Fortaleza, Brazil: What Can Anthropology Tell Us About the Utility & Validity of the Current Global Surveillance Methodology for the Most Vulnerable Populations?”

Carl Kendall, Tulane;

A115 Parran, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Peroxynitrite as a Signaling Molecule in Pain & Morphine Antinociceptive Tolerance,”

Daniela Salvemini, St. Louis U;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Endocrinology & Metabolism Bone Club

“Effects of Depo Medroxyprogesterone on Bone Mineral Density,”

Marisa Desimone;

1195 Starzl BST, 4:30 pm

Mini-Medical School Lecture

“Every Breath You Take: Made Easier With Medical Research,”

Scaife aud. 6, 7-8:30 pm

Titusville Campus Concert

Catro Jazz;

Henne Aud., UPT, 7:30 pm (814/827-4503)

Wednesday 12

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Rituximab-Targeted B Cell Immunotherapy in Non-Malignant Hematologic Disorders & Transfusion Medicine,”

Joseph Kiss;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. C, 8 am

Women’s Studies Lecture

“There’s No Place Like the Childcare Center: Rhetorics of Domestic Space in Post-World War II America,”

Jess Enoch, English;

2201 Posvar, noon

HA&A Colloquium

“Caravaggio, Spanish Citizen & ‘Italian’ Painter: Evidence of Iberian-Italian Cultural Hybridization in Baroque Art,”

Kathy Johnston-Keane;

203 FFA, noon

Religious Studies Lecture

“The Apocalyptic Genre Considered by the Light of Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics,”

Peter de Vries;

2628 CL, noon

Physics & Astronomy Veritas Forum

“Finding God Beyond Harvard: The Quest for Veritas,”

Kelly Monroe Kullberg;

A115 Parran, 12:10 pm

SAC Mtg.

1175 Benedum, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Protein Analysis Tools,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Pathology Totten Lecture

“Serous Intraepithelial Neoplasia of the Female Genital Tract: A Unifying Concept & Its Application,”

Christopher Crum, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston;

Magee-Womens zero level aud., 4 pm

Africana Studies Lecture

“Confronting Gender-Based Violence in Africa: Legislative Actions & Inactions,”

Takyiwaa Manuh, U of Ghana-Legon;

WPU Kurtzman Rm., 4 pm

Latin American Film

“Cenizas del Paraíso (Ashes of Paradise)”;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm

Thursday 13

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Conflict Resolution,”

Maria Guette & Rick Wadas;

“Cases From Community Practice,”

Christopher Cole;

“Interesting Cases: Anticoagulation Update,”

Chris Deluca;

“Oral Core Content: Orthopedic Extremity Injuries,”

Michael Hoh;

230 McKee Pl. Suite 500, classrm. A, 8 am-noon

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“The Balancing Act: The Past, Present & (Possible) Future of Lifestyle Trends,”

Andrea Kriska, Molly Conroy & Kathleen McTigue;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Globalization & Social Protection in South Korea & Sing-apore,”

Mason Myoung-Shik Kim;

4130 Posvar, noon

Academic Career Development Seminar

“Build Your Research Portfolio by Utilizing New Resources,”

Doris Rubio;

S120 Starzl BST, 3-5 pm

Limbach Lecture

“Scientific Marketing: The Art of Attracting Industry Investment,”

Nicholas Hoyle;

S100A Starzl BST, 4 pm (4-3160)

McGowan Inst. Seminar

Frank Gertler, MIT;

Scaife aud. 5, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“The Importance of Being Pillowed: Using Glaciovolcanism to Constrain Terrestrial Paleoclimate,”

Ben Edwards, Dickinson;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

ULS Workshop

“Advanced RefWorks”; Hillman ground fl., 4:30-6 pm

Pgh. Contemporary Writers Reading & Award Ceremony

Sabina Murray;

FFA aud., 8:30 pm

Friday 14

SBDC Workshop

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

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

Dental Education Seminar

“Drugs, Herbals, Nutraceuticals: New Issues for Dentistry,”

Richard Wynn;

2148 Salk, 9 am-4 pm

Pulmonary Grand Rounds

Christopher Barnett;

NW 628 Montefiore, noon

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Stress Signaling in Development & Homeostasis: A Genetic Analysis,”

Beth Stronach;

Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

CATER Regenerative Medicine Seminar

“New Technology for Cardiac Regenerative Applications: Are Pumps All We Have?”

Robert Kormos;

1102 Scaife, 12:30 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture

“The Uses of Infinity: A Philosopher Looks at Emergent Phenomena in Physics,”

Jeremy Butterfield, U of Cambridge;

817R CL, 3:30 pm

French & Italian Tucci Lecture

“Murder, Real & Represented: The ‘Caso Cogne’ & Contemporary Italian Narrative,”

Ellen Nerenberg, Wesleyan;

144 CL, 5 pm

Greensburg Campus Concert

Natasha Snitkovsky;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7 pm

Saturday 15

Dental Education Seminar

“Immediate Load Implant Retained Overdentures Utilizing Mini & Conventional Implants,”

Neil Thomas;

2148 Salk, 9 am-4 pm

Part-Time MBA Info Session

115 Mervis, 10-11:30 am

Monday 17

ULS Workshop

“RefWorks Basics”;

Hillman ground fl., 4:30-6 pm

Tuesday 18

Faculty & Staff Blood Drive

WPU lower lounge, 8 am-4 pm (also Victoria 1st fl. lobby, 8 am-2 pm)

CVR Seminar

“Cytomegalovirus, a Window Into Innate & Adaptive Immunity,”

Chris Benedict;

6014 BST3, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Inappropriate Prescribing: Measurement & Application,”

Joseph Hanlon;

305 Parkvale, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Jazz It Up: How to Find Medical Images for Your Presentation,”

Fran Yarger;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Pharmacy Seminar

“The Role of Inflammation in CD36 Mediated Atherosclerosis,”

Maria Febbraio;

456 Salk, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk

“What Is Empirical Testing?”

Michael Strevens, NYU;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

MMG Seminar

“Making Beta Cells From Related Tissue Types,”

Jonathan Slack;

1295 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Using Proteomic Approaches to Understand Protein Methylation,”

Mark Bedford, U of TX;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Mini-Medical School Lecture

“Depression, Anxiety & Medical Research: Shedding Light on Our Darkest Days”;

Scaife aud. 6, 7-8:30 pm

English/Women’s Studies Poetry & Fiction Reading

Jackie Kay, Newcastle U (UK);

501 CL, 8:30 pm (412/521-6219)

Wednesday 19

Pathology Research Seminar

“A New Liver-Specific Knockout to Study Liver Development & Diseases,”

C. Shekhar Gandhi;

1105 Scaife, noon

Sr. VC’s Laureate Lecture

“Frizzled Receptors in Development & Disease,”

Jeremy Nathans, Johns Hopkins; Scaife aud. 6, noon

Studio Arts Gallery Talk

Julie Stunden & Ann Hoffman;

Univ. Art Gallery, FFA, noon (8-2430)

HSLS Workshop

“Peptide Mass Fingerprinting for Protein Identification,”

Manimalha Balasubramani;

Falk Library classrm. B, 1-3 pm

Bioethics Criep Symposium

“Patient-Provider Communication,”

Ron Epstein, Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, & Wendy Levinson, U of Toronto;

suite 500 Kaufmann, 1 pm

(through Nov. 21, various locations; for schedule:

Thursday 20

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

230 McKee Pl. suite 500, classrm. A, 8 am-noon

Academic Career Development Workshop

“General K Award Workshop,”

Joan Lakoski, Pitt, & Robert Milner, Penn State;

S120 Starzl BST, 8:30-10:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“PowerPoint for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

WPIC Library classrm., 10 am-noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“Transcriptional Control of Islet Cell Differentiation,”

Gerard Gradwohl;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Why You Should Not Believe the Opinion of Professors: Benign Essential Hypertension Is Not Very Benign!”

Lewis Kuller;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine & Psychiatry

“The Social Consequences of Advances in Neuroscience: Legal Problems, Legal Perspectives,”

Henry Greely, Stanford;

Barco Teplitz Moot Courtrm., noon

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“Impact of Peer Assessment on Professional Development,”

Ron Epstein;

Scaife lecture rm. 3, noon

Academic Career Development Workshop

“K99/R00 Workshop,”

Joan Lakoski, Pitt, & Robert Milner, Penn State;

S120 Starzl BST, noon-2 pm

ULS Workshop

“RefWorks Basics”;

Hillman ground fl., noon-1:30 pm

McGowan Inst. Seminar

Pat Loughlin; Scaife aud. 5, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Reconstructing Lake Watersheds Using Carbonates,”

Elizabeth Gierlowski-Kordesch, Ohio State;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Integrated Medicine Lecture

“Can Acupuncture Therapy Help Me With My Problems?”

Engkeat Teh;

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

PhD Defenses


“Whatever Her Little Heart Desires: How Social Class & Race Influence Adolescent Girls’ Perceptions of the Future,”

Melissa Swauger;

Nov. 7, 2406 Posvar, 4:30 pm


“An Investigation of the Pederin Family: Total Synthesis of Theopederin D; Synthesis & Determination of the Relative & Absolute Configuration of Psymberic Acid,”

Michael Green;

Nov. 11, 307 Eberly, 8:30 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy

“Measurement of the Bc± Meson Lifetime Using Bc±->J/y+l±+X Decays,”

Mark Hartz;

Nov. 11, 319 Allen, 9 am

Education/Instruction & Learning

“The Effects of Robust Vocabulary Instruction on Student Writing,”

Lisa Yonek;

Nov. 11, LRDC, 1 pm

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Caveolin-1 Mediated p53 Activation in Stress Induced Premature Senescence & Its Antagonistic Pleiotropic Implications in Cancer,”

Janine Bartholomew;

Nov. 12, 1395 Starzl BST, 12:45 pm

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Narrativas marginales y guerra sucia en México (1968-1994),”

Aurelia Gómez de Unamuno;

Nov. 13, 1528 CL, 11 am

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Marginalidad y violencia juvenil en Medellín y Bogotá: Narrativas literarias y filmicas de los años 80 y 90 en Colombia,”

Natalia María Ramírez-López;

Nov. 14, 1528 CL, 11 am


“Mechanisms of Dissemination of Integron-Mediated Multiple Antibiotic Resistance in Salmonella Enterica,”

Mary Krauland;

Nov. 14, A523 Crabtree, 1 pm

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders

“The Effects of Stress Reactivity on Extralaryngeal Muscle Tension in Vocally Normal Participants as a Function of Personality,”

Maria Dietrich;

Nov. 17, 4017 Forbes Tower, noon

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“De mestisajes, indigenismos, neoindigenismos y otros: la tercera orilla,”

María del Rosario Rodríguez Márquez;

Nov. 18, 1528 CL, 10 am

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Imaginar sin frontera: consmopolitismo y nación en la periferia,”

Jung Won Park;

Nov. 19, 1325 CL, 11 am


“The Role of Injury in Nervous System Birth Defects & Birth Trauma During the Perinatal Period,”

Erin Sauber-Schatz;

Nov. 20, 203 Parkvale, 9 am

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“The Physiological Roles of E3 Ubiquitin Ligases of the N-End Rule Pathway,”

Jee-Young An;

Nov. 20, 456 Salk, 2:30 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre

“Lysistrata”; through Nov. 9, Fri. & Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Studio Theatre CL (4-7529)

Bradford Communication & the Arts Production

“The Cripple of Inishmaan”;

Nov. 20-22, 7:30 pm; Nov. 23, 2 pm;

Studio Theater Blaisdell, UPB


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit

“White-Breasted Black-Capped Nuthatch,” through Nov. 17;

“Yellow-Crown Warbler,”

Nov. 18-Dec. 1;

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

Barco Law Library Exhibits

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


by Roc Prologo, Nov. 14-Jan. 16, opening reception 5-8 pm Nov. 14;

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

Studio Arts Faculty Exhibit

Through Nov. 21;

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

Bradford Campus Art Exhibit


by Dylan Beck;

through Nov. 14; KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB

Pitt History Exhibit

“Free at Last?”;

McGuinn Gallery, Heinz History Ctr., 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 10 am-5 pm daily through April 5. (412/454-6000)


ADRC Grant Program

Applications due Dec. 1. Email brief description of pilot study as soon as possible to Leslie Dunn, (412/692-2731)

Study Abroad Vira Heinz Scholarships

Applications due by 4 pm Nov. 7. Applications available online at (8-7413)

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

Bradford Campus Student Nurse Organization Food Drive

Bring food donations to the Frame-Westerberg Commons, Swarts, Fisher, Campus Police, Hanley Library or the Sport & Fitness Ctr., UPB, by Nov. 17.

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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