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April 28, 2005


Thursday 28

Bioethics & Health Law Lecture

“Newborn Screening: Ethical & Policy Issues Raised by Case Studies From Around the World,” Lainie Friedman Ross, pediatrics; Children’s aud., 8 am (8-7120)

Medical Grand Rounds

“Anticoagulant, an Overview,” Franklin Bontempo; west wing aud., Shadyside, 8-9 am

Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research Group Conference

“The State of the Science of Qualitative Research,” Margarete Sandelowski, UNC; 123 Victoria, 8:30 am-4 pm (register:

FSDP Workshop

“Interviewing & Resume Writing,” Donna DiLeonardo & Tiffany Constantino; 342 Craig, 9-11 am

Benefits Retirement Education Session

342 Craig, noon-1:30 pm (register: 4-8068)

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Decision Making by Children & Adolescents: Is It in Their Best Interests?” Lainie Friedman Ross, pediatrics; Detre Aud. WPIC, noon-1 pm (8-1305)

EOH Seminar

“Metal-Induced Hypoxia”; rm. 210 3343 Forbes Ave., noon

Immunology Seminar

“IL-12 Inhibitory Pathways in Macrophage Activation & Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” Scott Plevy; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

OIS Intercultural Lunch

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon (4-7120)

Pharmacology Seminar

“Purinergic Signaling, A Rapidly Expanding Field,” Geoffrey Burnstock, Univ. College London; 1395 BST, noon

Toastmasters Meeting

N727 Montefiore, 6-7:30 pm (also May 5 & 12)

Friday 29

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

“Adult Services,” Frank Ghinassi; Detre Aud., 11 am

Infectious Disease Research Seminar

“Retroviral Insertional Mutagenesis Models of Leukemia,” Dave Utpal; 1104 Scaife, noon

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar

“The Cytoskeletal Protein Shroom: Controlling Neural Tube Closure by Changing Cell Shape,” Jeffrey Hildebrand; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, noon

Economics Marion O’Kellie McKay Lecture

“Rethinking the Wealth of Nations,” Daron Acemoglu, MIT; Assembly Rm. WPU, 2:30 pm (8-1765)

Human Genetics C.C. Li Memorial Lecture

“Our Footprints in the Sands of Time: A Statistical-Genetic Traceback,” Partha Majumder, Indian Statistical Inst.; G23 Parran, 4-5 pm (4-9951)

Saturday 30

• Spring term ends; official date for degrees awarded in the spring term.

Dental Medicine Dean’s Scholarship Ball

Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown, 6:30 pm (tickets: 8-8910)


Sunday 1

• Residence halls close except for graduating seniors.

University Commencement

Petersen, 1 pm

Monday 2

• Residence halls open for summer term.

•Summer term registration period ends and classes begin.

Pitt/Pgh. Filmmakers Russian Film Festival

“The Mastermind,” by Lurii Grymov; 10 am; “House of Fools,” by Andrei Konchalovskii; 2 pm; 208B CL (412/521-1327)

Tuesday 3

Child Development Conference

“Family Support: Today & Tomorrow’s Children”; main aud. Lawrence, 8 am-4:15 pm (4-4364)

FSDP Workshop

“Protecting Intellectual Property (Patents & Copyrights),” Marc Malandro, Carolyn Weber & Dan Bates; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (register: 4-8046)

Pitt/Pgh. Filmmakers Russian Film Festival

“Disbelief,” by Andrei Nekrasov; 208B CL, 10 am (412/521-1327)

Health Services Seminar

“Decision Sciences”; 1105 Scaife, noon

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture

“Theory, Models & Molecular Biology: Three Approaches to Systems Biology,” Charles Stevens, Salk Inst. for Biological Studies; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Faculty Assembly Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Magee Seminar

“Toxic Threats to Child Development: Pre & Post Natal Mercury Exposure,” Laura Hewitson; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4-5 pm

UPCI Seminar

“Chemoprevention of Lung Cancer,” Ming You; Copper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 4-5 pm

Wednesday 4

•Spring term grade rosters due in Registrar’s office by noon.

FSDP Workshop

“Positive Self Talk,” Sandra Caffo; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (register: 4-8046)

Pitt/Pgh. Filmmakers Russian Film Festival

“Mars,” by Anna Melikian; 10 am; “You I Love,” by Ol’ga Stolpovksia & Dmitrii Troitskii; 2 pm; 208B CL (412/521-1327)

Pathology Seminar

“Hemangiomas & Vascular Malformations, Insights Into Diagnosis, Development & Management,” Martin Mihm, Harvard; 1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 pm (also May 11)

Academic Career Development Lecture

“Getting to the Payline: Writing Successful NRSA Fellowship Applications”; S120 BST, 3 pm

Pitt/Pgh. Filmmakers Russian Film Festival

“A Driver for Vera,” by Pavel Chukhrai; Melwood screening rm., 7 pm (412/521-1327)

Thursday 5

Medical Grand Rounds

“Diabetic Foot Problems,” Anthony Watson; west wing, Shadyside, 8 am

Pitt/Pgh. Filmmakers Russian Film Festival

“Russian,” by Aleksandr Veledinskii; 208B CL, 10 am (412/521-1327)

Immunology Seminar

“Manipulating Tolerance & Immune Surveillance,” Pamela Ohashi, Ontario Cancer Inst.; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

Pgh. Mind-Body Lecture

“Mind-Body Interactions: Emerging Evidence & Future Directions,” Margaret Chesney, NIH; Detre Aud. WPIC, noon (412/268-4238)

Renal Grand Rounds

“Reverse Epidemiology: Bad Gone Good?” Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh; F1145 Presby, noon

Health Policy & Management/Research on Health Care Anne C. Sonis Memorial Lecture

“What It Will Really Take to Improve Our Nation’s Health System,” Stephen Shortell, UC-Berkeley; A115 Crabtree, 2 pm

Pitt/Pgh. Filmmakers Russian Film Festival

“Our Own,” by Dmitrii Meskhiev; Melwood screening rm., 7 pm (412/521-1327)

Friday 6

TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Session

100 Craig, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (appointment: 877/209-3136, also May 9)

Pitt/Pgh. Filmmakers Russian Film Festival

“Magnetic Storms,” by Vadim Abdrashitov; 10 am; “4,” by Khrzhanovskii; 2 pm; 208B CL, (412/521-1327)

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

“Long-Term Care Services,” Jules Rosen; Detre Aud., 11 am

Pharmacology Seminar

“In Vivo Regulation of CaMKII Autophosphorylation & Its Role in Behavior,” Leslie Griffith; 1395 BST, noon

Pitt/Pgh. Filmmakers Russian Film Festival

“The Tuner,” by Kira Muratova; Melwood screening rm., 7 pm (412/521-1327)

Saturday 7

Sally Ride Science Festival

Petersen, 11 am-4:15 pm (800/561-5161)

Pitt/Pgh. Filmmakers Russian Film Festival

“My Stepbrother Frankenstein,” by Valerii Todorovskii; Melwood screening rm., 7 pm (412/521-1327

Monday 9

•Summer 12-week, 6-week-1 & 4-week-1 sessions registration period ends & classes begin.

FSDP Workshop

“Avoid the Noid”; M3 Thaw, 9 am-noon (register: 4-8046)

Senate Council Meeting

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Tuesday 10

FSDP Workshop

“The Respectful Workplace,” Carol Mohamed, Judith Stemmler & Kathleen Pratt; 342 Craig, 9 am-1 pm (register: 4-8046)

Molecular Medicine Seminar

“CNS Lupus: New Thoughts on a Growing Problem,” Betty Diamond; 1100 Rangos, noon

Magee Seminar

Claudia Hart; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4-5 pm

GSPH Pgh. Bioterrorism Lecture

“Health Care Workforce: Availability During Catastrophic Disasters,” Kristine Qureshi, Adelphi U; G23 Parran, 4-6 pm (3-2400)

UPCI Seminar

“Viruses & DNA Repair: New Lessons From the Battleground of Virus-Host Interactions,” Mathew Weitzman; Copper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 4-5 pm

CGS Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Info Session

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 6-7 pm (4-6600)

Wednesday 11

• Summer 14-week-1 & 6-week-1 add/drop period ends.

Genomics & Proteomics Core Labs Open House

W995 BST, S120 BST, S121 BST & 200 Scaife, 9 am-4 pm (also May 12: W995, S120, S121 & S123 BST; 8-9440)

Pathology Seminar

“Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Cell Death,” Kim Heidenreich, U of CO; 1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

SAC Spring Assembly

“Computer Security & Preventing Identity Theft,” Matt Tolbert, CSSD; Assembly Rm. WPU, noon-1:30 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Chromatin Remodeling for Steroid Hormone Activated Transcription,” Trevor Archer; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4-5 pm

Chemistry 50th Phillips Symposium

“Protein Dynamics & Function: Insights From Simulations,” Martin Karplus, Harvard; 12 Chevron, 4 pm

Thursday 12

Chemistry 50th Phillips Symposium

“Micro & Nanoscale Devices for High-Throughput Cellular & Biochemical Assays,” Michael Ramsey, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2:30 pm; “Powering the Plant: The Destiny of Chemistry,” Daniel Nocera, MIT, 4 pm; 12 Chevron

Book Ctr./Univ. Press Meet & Speak

“Shadows on a Wall: Juan O’Gorman & the Mural in Patzcuaro,” Hilary Masters, CMU; Book Ctr., 5-7 pm (8-1452)

Ph.D. Defenses

Education/Psychology in Education

“An Analysis of Salient Relationships Between Background Risk Factors & Presenting Symptoms Among Clincally Referred Preschool-Age Children,” Daniel Brooks; May 2, 5926 Posvar, 10 am

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Characterization of Nuclear Matrix Alterations Involved in Bladder Cancer Progression,” Julie Myers-Irvin; May 3, 1395 BST, 10 am


“Truth & Aletheic Paradox,” Kevin Scharp; May 9, 1001B CL, 2 pm

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures

“Interpreters’ Linguistic Power: A New Courtroom Reality in Immigration Hearings,” Marjorie Zambrano; May 10, 1309A CL, 10 am

Education/Psychology in Education

“An Assessment of Learner Knowledge of Child Development Concepts Contained in the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Family & Consumer Sciences as a Result of Participation in a High School Child Development Course,” Sally McCombie; May 11, 5926 Posvar, 9:15 am


Office of the Provost/CIDDE Learning Opportunities for Faculty Event

Enroll at by April 29 (4-2896)

Pitt Kennywood Day

Tickets can be purchased at the WPU ticket office April 29-June 10.


Hillman Library Exhibit

“Rathbone Warbler”; Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, through May 9, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

Hillman Library Exhibit

“Ivory-Billed Woodpecker”; Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, May 10-23, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

Studio Arts Student Exhibit

Through May 1, Th 10 am-8 pm, F & Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 10 am-noon, Univ. Art Gallery FFA (8-2423)

Pitt Polio Exhibit

“The End of Polio: A Global Effort to End Disease,” Sebastiao Salgado; through May 15, T-Sat., 10 am-5 pm, Sun., noon-5 pm, Carnegie Museum of History

Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Faith, Travel, Diversity,” Rana Ryan; M-Th 7:30 am-midnight, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-midnight, Barco Law Library Gallery (8-1376)


Pitt Production

“Donora Wife,” by Gwen Morton & Mark Collins; April 29 at 8 pm, April 30 at 2 pm, Studio Theatre CL

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published May 12. It will contain events of May 12-26. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm May 5 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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