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February 19, 2009


Thursday 19

HSLS Workshop
“PowerPoint for Beginners & Advanced PowerPoint,”
Sam Lewis;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-2 pm

IRB Workshop
“Ask the IRB for Exempt/Expedited Research,”
Christopher Ryan;
211 Lawrence, noon

Asia Over Lunch Lecture
“Tale of Two Koreas: Division System, Semi-Sovereignty & Broken Subjectivity in Shiri & JSA,”
Seung Hwan Shin, English;
4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds
“Futility: The Circumspect View,”
Daniel Sulmasy, NY Medical College;
LHAS aud., 7th fl. Montefiore, noon

Epidemiology Seminar
“In the Forefront of Prevention/Lifestyles Intervention Research; Current Efforts & Future Directions,”
Andrea Kriska;
A115 Crabtree, noon

Endocrine Research Conference
“DAP12 Undermines Liver Dendritic Cell Maturation & Function,”
Tina Sumpter;
1195 Starzl BST, noon

ADRC Lecture
“Vascular Disease & Its Risk Factors Are a Driving Force for Age-Related Brain Atrophy,”
Cyrus Raji, pathology & radiology;
ADRC conf. rm., S439
Montefiore, noon

Law Lecture
“Ethics & Public Corruption: An Insider’s View,”
Richard Juliano, former deputy chief of staff to former IL Gov. George Ryan, & Hank Shea, U of St. Thomas;
Barco Teplitz Mem. Courtrm., noon (8-1490)

EUCE/European Studies Symposium
“The EU, NATO & the US in the New Century: Trends in Competition & Cooperation,”
Alberta Sbragia & Michito Tsuruoka;
PAA, 1 pm

Chemistry Seminar
“Testing the Histone Code Hypothesis Using Synthesis,”
Tom Muir, Rockefeller U;
12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

ULS Workshop
“Basic RefWorks”;
Hillman ground fl., 2:30-4 pm

CRSP Lecture
“Communities Educating Children,”
Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children’s Zone;
2017 CL, 2:30-4 pm (4-7382)

Chemistry Seminar
“What Is Conceptual Learning in Chemistry & Why Should We Promote It?”
David Yaron, CMU;
12A Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium
“Problems That Still Need to Be Solved in Exploration Geophysics,”
Joel Starr, Equitable Production;
11 Thaw, 4 pm

OED Limbach Lecture
“From Concept to Exit: The Renal Solutions Story,”
Peter DeComo, Renal Solutions;
S123 Starzl BST, 4 pm (4-3160)

CGS Workshop
“Test-Taking Skills”;
McCarl Ctr., 4th fl. CL, 4-5:30 pm (also Feb. 24)

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Lecture
“Allegories of Violence: The Medieval Ritual Murder Accusation & Scholarly Projects of Memory,”
Hannah Johnson, English;
501 CL, 4:30 pm (4-5220)

Integrated Medicine Lecture
“Can ŒEMDR’ Help Me Put My Past Behind Me?”
James Donnelly;
580 S. Aiken Ave., suite 310, Shadyside, 5:30 pm (412/623-3023)

Black History Month Lecture
Randall Pinkett;
Parran 1st fl. aud., 5:30 pm

Global Issues Lecture
“Image of War in Chechnya,”
Zarema Mukusheva;
113 Barco, 6 pm (4-2918)

Law Lecture
“The Rule of Law Around the World II,”
Ulla Bak, Carolina Botero, Sergii Zheka & Ana Nikodijevic;
Alcoa Rm. 2nd fl. Barco, 6 pm (8-7023)

Friday 20

UCSUR Conference
“The Gender Wage Gap: Strategies for the Future”;
Barco, 8:30 am-5 pm (8-7796)

SBDC Workshop
“Bank on It: The Essentials for Small-Business Financing”;
104 Mervis, 8:30-10:30 am (8-1542)

Endocrine Conference
“Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy,”
Jennifer Ogilvie;
1195 Starzl BST, 9:30 am

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds
“Evaluating Demands for Life-Prolonging Treatment Based Upon Religious Beliefs,”
Daniel Sulmasy, NY Medical College;
Montefiore 7 main aud., 11 am

Information Sciences Archival Agitators & Advocates Lecture
“The Protocols for Native-American Archival Materials & the Future of Archival Work,”
David George-Shongo, Seneca Nation;
501 IS, 11 am

Human Genetics Seminar
“Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: Insights From Zebrafish,”
Beth Roman;
A115 Crabtree, noon

Medical Educators’ Faculty Development Lecture
“Mentoring Students for Research,”
Mike Boninger;
Scaife lecture rm. 3, noon

Asian Studies Music Symposium
“Echoes From the Distant Past: Music & Musical Instruments of Ancient China, Japan & Korea”;
WPU Dining Rm. A, 1:30-6 pm

Digital Libraries & Cyberscholarship Colloquium
“What Do I Do With a Billion Emails? The TREC Legal Track & the Future of Information Retrieval in E-Discovery,”
Jason Baron, National Archives & Records Administration;
501 IS, 2 pm

Anthropology Lecture
“Rethinking the Transition Between the Neolithic & Chalcolithic in Çatalhöyük/Turkey,”
Peter Biehl, SUNY-Buffalo;
3106 Posvar, 2 pm

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“The Origin of the Universe & the Arrow of Time,”
Sean Carroll, Cal Tech;
817R CL, 3:30 pm (4-1052)

Anthropology Lecture
“Between the Kitchen & the State: Domestic Practice & Chimú Expansion in the Jequetepeque Valley, Perú,”
Robyn Cutright;
3106 Posvar, 4 pm

Photography Exhibit Reception
James Wesley Morar;
Barco Law Library Gallery, 5-8 pm

English Dept. Film
“Tropa de Elite”
(“Elite Squad”), Nathan Bryant;
1501 Posvar, 6:30 pm (917/325-4981)

Saturday 21

Dental Education Seminar
“Remote Area Medicine: The Katrina Expedition 2006,”
William Octave;
“Review of Occlusal Concepts,”
David Donatelli;
“Pemphigus: What You Don’t Know May Kill Someone,”
Terri McDonald;
“Nutrition & Oral/Systemic Health,”
Kenneth Etzel;
2148 Salk, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop
“Management Skills”;
4th fl. Scaife lecture rm. 2, 10 am-3 pm (412/578-3716)

Pink the Petersen Women’s Basketball
Vs. Cincinnati;
Petersen, 2 pm

Bradford Campus Cultural Festival
Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 6:30 pm (814/362-7623)

Men’s Basketball
Vs. DePaul; Petersen, 7 pm

Music on the Edge Concert
Violinist Mary Rowell & pianist Geoffrey Burleson;
Warhol Museum, North Side, 8 pm (tickets: 412/394-3353)

Sunday 22

EUCE/European Studies Lecture
“Women in Italy During the Last 2 Centuries,”
Stefania Licini;
244A CL, 2:30 pm

Monday 23

Infectious Disease Seminar
“Roles of Angiogenesis & Lymphangiogenesis in Experimental & Human GI Inflammation,”
Jonathan Alexander;
A719 Crabtree, noon

ULS Workshop
“Advanced RefWorks”;
Hillman gr. fl., noon-1:30 pm

Anthropology Lecture
“Experience, Mortality, Islam & Authority in the Kyrgyz Republic (With a Comparative Note on Albania),”
David Montgomery, Emory;
3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
“Priming Snares for Calcium-Triggered Vesicle Exocytosis,”
Thomas Martin, U of WI-Madison;
1495 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Tuesday 24

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar
“Imaging Form & Function in the Developing Mammalian Cardiovascular System,”
Mary Dickinson;
E&EI 5th fl. boardrm., 11 am

Basic & Translational Research in Lung Diseases Lecture
“COPD & IPF: Similarities Among Old Friends,”
Oliver Eickelberg;
628 NW Montefiore, noon

Basic Research Seminar
“Mechanisms & Amplified EGFRvIII-and PDGFR-alpha Stimulation of Glioma Cell Invasion,”
Shiyuan Cheng;
201 Herberman Conf. Ctr., noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“VA Patient Satisfaction Disparity Analysis,”
Susan Zickmund & Michael Fine;
305 Parkvale, noon

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Molecular Markers & Molecularly Targeted Therapies for Gliomas,”
Ian Pollack;
Rangos Research Ctr., Lawrenceville, 3rd fl. conf. ctr., noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
“Lysophospholipid Regulation of Vascular Wall Remodeling,”
Gabor Tigyi; 456 Salk, noon

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop
“Grants Over Lunch”;
S100 BST2, noon (412/578-3716)

Philosophy of Science Lecture
“History Matters! But Why? And How?”
Claus Beisbart, Dortmund U of Technologies;
817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Faculty Assembly Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

ReSET Roundtable Discussion
“Challenges in Adolescent Smoking Research,”
Deborah Moss;
109 Parran, 3:30 pm

PIMB Seminar
“Regulation of Organ Dimensions: Establishing the Size of the Zebrafish Heart,”
Deborah Yelon;
S100 Starzl BST, 4 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“Liver & Transplant Pathology: From the Bedside & Microscope to the Bench,”
Anthony Demetris, medicine;
FFA aud., 4:30 pm

Global Studies/REES Lecture
“Life & Death in Soviet Prison Camps,”
Julie Draskoczy, Slavic languages & literatures;
Sutherland Hall lounge, 8 pm (4-2918)

Univ. Honors College Panel Presentation
“The Future of Journalism & Democracy”;
20th Century Club aud., 8 pm (4-6880)

Wednesday 25

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“Cutaneous Paraneoplastic Syndromes,”
Larisa Geskin;
Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Information Sciences Publishing Pgh. Pictures Lecture
“The Spectator & the Topographical City,”
Martin Aurand, CMU;
501 IS, 10:30 am

Pathology Research Seminar
“Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Signaling Pathways That Govern Cell Migration,”
Jason Haugh, NC State;
1105 Scaife, noon

Women’s Studies Lecture
“Carnal Knowledge: Emotion, the Face & the Crisis of Male ‘Performance,’”
Kyle Stevens, English;
2201 Posvar, noon

Health Sciences Diversity Lecture
“Imagine Inclusion,”
Candi Castleberry-Singleton, UPMC;
A115 Crabtree, 12:30-2 pm

History Lecture
“Mad Men/Mad Women: Gender, Race & U.S. Advertising Since 1950,”
Maurine Green-wald;
3703 Posvar, 4 pm

Medicine Fisher Lecture
“Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer: A Translational Odyssey,”
Nancy Davidson, UPCI;
Scaife aud. 6, 4 pm (3-7382)

Thursday 26

UPMC Bariatric Surgery Info Session
Magee zero level aud., 11:30 am-1 pm (412/641-3632)

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian
“PowerPoint 07”;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Asia Over Lunch Lecture
“Will India & China Dominate the 21st-Century Global Economy?”
Lee Branstetter, CMU;
4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

EOH Seminar
“Genetic Investigation of Susceptibility to Oxidant-Induced Lung Injury: From Mouse to Man,”
Steven Kleeberger;
540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Endocrine Research Conference
“The PAT Family of Lipid Droplet Proteins: Bouncers at the Door to the Fat Club,”
Perry Bickel;
1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar
“Why Do Some Women Develop Sequelae Following Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?”
Catherine Haggerty;
A115 Crabtree, noon

Dental Medicine Faculty Development Seminar
“Conflict of Interest & Industry-Academic Relations Policy,”
Barbara Barnes;
457 Salk, 1 pm

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,”
Mary Jo Dorsey;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 1:30-3:30 pm

Chemistry Seminar
“The Discovery & Application of Peptide-Based Asymmetric Catalysts ‘Simple’ Catalysts & Complex Molecules,”
Scott Miller, Yale;
12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Seminar
“2 Glasses of Water, With Ice,”
Valeria Molinero, U of UT;
12A Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium
“Glaciology, Ice Stream Migration, Time-Series Investigations, Polar Regions & Antarctic Ice Sheet Studies & Antarctic Tectonics,”
Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Penn State;
11 Thaw, 4 pm

Asian Studies Lecture
“A Treatise in the Spirit of Its Age: Universality, Individualism & Dynamism in Gratian’s Tractus de Penitentia,”
Atria Larson, Catholic U;
3702 Posvar, 4 pm

Law Lecture
“The European Community Design Right: A Uniquely Tailored System for Protecting Industrial Designs,”
Annette Kur, Max Planck Inst. for Intellectual Property, Competition & Tax Law;
followed by panel discussion:
“The Future of Industrial Design Protection in the United States, Europe & Beyond”;
107 Barco, 4-5:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture
“Understanding Autism: New Discoveries,”
Nancy Minshew, medicine;
Village, UPG, 6 pm

Bioethics Medical History Society Lecture
“Foundations of Palliative Care: William Osler’s Study of the Act of Dying,”
Paul Mueller, Mayo Clinic;
Scaife lecture rm. 5, 6 pm

Contemporary Writers Author Visit
William Henry Lewis;
501 CL, 8:30 pm

Friday 27

SBDC Workshop
“The 2nd Step: Developing a Business Plan”;
117 Mervis, 7:30-10:30 am (8-1542)

Board of Trustees Mtg.
WPU Assembly Rm., 10 am

Clinical Grand Rounds
“Child & Adolescent MR Services,”
Martin Lubetsky;
WPIC 2nd fl. aud., 11 am-12:30 pm

Human Genetics Seminar
“Commercialization of Early Stage Technologies at the University of Pittsburgh,”
Andrew Remes & Amy Philips;
A115 Crabtree, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.
512 CL, noon

Simulation & Modeling Seminar
Albert To, civil & environmental engineering;
1175 Benedum, 2:30 pm (8-3094)

Honors Convocation
Carnegie Museums Music Hall, 3 pm (4-7100)

Saturday 28

Dental Education Seminar
“Advanced Anesthesia Review,”
Paul Moore, Joseph Giovannitti, Michael Cuddy & Sean Boynes;
2148 Salk, 8:30 am-1:30 pm

Greensburg Campus Concert
Vocalist Cynthia Ortiz-Bartley & pianist Gabe D’Abruzzo;
Campana Chapel, UPG, 7 pm


Monday 2

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian
“Endnote vs. RefWorks: Which Should I Use?”
Ahlam Saleh;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Greensburg Campus Memorial Service
For Randi Koeske, faculty member in psychology, who died Jan. 31;
Campana Chapel, UPG, 4 pm (724/836-7497)

Physics & Astronomy Lecture
“Oxide Nanoelectronics on Demand,”
Jeremy Levy;
104 Thaw, 4:30 pm

Women’s Basketball
Vs. St. John’s;
Petersen, 7 pm

Bradford Campus Reading
Joyce McDonald;
Bromeley Family Theater, UPB, 7:30 pm

Tuesday 3

HSLS Workshop
“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”
Sam Lewis; Falk Library classrm. 2, 10-11:30 am

CVR Seminar
Karen Elkins;
6014 BST3, noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“The Cost-Effectiveness of Osteoporosis Screening Strategies for Menopausal Women,”
Smita Nayak;
305 Parkvale, noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
“Gene Delivery for Alzheimer’s Disease,”
Jeffrey Hughes;
456 Salk, noon

Senate Plenary Session
“Scholarly Publishing Today & Tomorrow: What You Need to Know”;
WPU Assembly Rm., 12:15-3:15 pm

Asian Studies Lecture
“State Rituals & Ming-Choson Relations,”
Evelyn Rawski, history;
4217 Posvar, 2:30 pm (8-7426)

CGS Workshop
“Note-Taking/Memory Skills”;
McCarl Ctr., 4th fl CL, 4-5:30 pm

Wednesday 4

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“Cancer Stem Cells & Immunity,”
Markus Frank;
Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Academic Career Development Workshop
“K24: Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient Oriented Research,”
Clayton Wiley & Michael Fine;
S120 Starzl BST, 11:30 am-1 pm

Pathology Research Seminar
“Molecular Control of Endothelial Cell-Pericyte Tube Coassembly,”
George Davis, U of MO-Columbia;
1104 Scaife, noon

Women’s Studies Lecture
“Theater for Change: Community Projects From California to South Africa,”
Rebecca Shultz;
2201 Posvar, noon

HSLS Workshop
Ansuman Chattopadhyay;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3 pm

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Chemistry Philips Lecture
“Fuel Cells & Batteries in the Electrical Energy Landscape,”
Héctor Abruña, Cornell;
12 Chevron, 4 pm

Men’s Basketball
Vs. Marquette;
Petersen, 7:30 pm

Thursday 5

SBDC Workshop
“The Art of Successful Selling,”
John Rosso, Peak Performance Management;
PAA, 8-10:30 am (8-1542)

Five-Campus College Fair
“The College Selection Process,”
“Writing a College Essay,” &
“Scholarships & Financial Aid”;
Alumni Ballrm., 11 am-2 pm (also 5-7 pm; 4-4096)

Asia Over Lunch Lecture
“Guide to New Japanese Digital Resources: Asahi Shinbun Database & Institutional Depositories,”
Hiro Good, East Asian Library;
4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

ADRC Lecture
“Physiological Indicators of Perceived Suffering,”
Joan Monin, UCSUR;
S439 ADRC conf. rm., Montefiore, noon

EOH Seminar
“DNA Repair in Human Disorders With Accelerated Aging,”
Vilhelm Bohr;
540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology Seminar
“Preterm Birth & Later Life Maternal Cardiovascular Disease,”
Janet Catov;
A115 Crabtree, noon

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium
“The Astrochronologic Calibration of Oceanic Anoxic Event 2: Towards a Global Synthesis,”
Stephen Meyer, UNC;
11 Thaw, 4 pm

Chemistry Philips Lecture
“Materials Advances for Electrical Energy Generation & Storage: Fuel Cells, Lithium Ion Batteries & SuperCaps,”
Héctor Abruña, Cornell;
12 Chevron, 4 pm

Philosophy of Science Workshop
“Doing Without Concepts”;
817R CL, 4 pm

PhD Defenses

“Trafficking & Activity Dependent Function of Vesicular Transporters,”
Lesley Colgan;
Feb. 23, 1495 Starzl BST, 9 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“Neutrino & Antineutrino Inclusive Charged-Current Cross Section Measurement With the MINOS Near Detector,”
Debdatta Bhattacharya;
Feb. 27, 216 Allen, 4 pm

“Huaracane Social Organization: Change Over Time at the Prehispanic Community of Yahuay Alta, Perú,”
Kirk Costion; March 2, 3307 Posvar, noon

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“2-Photon Photoemission Investigation of Alkali Atoms Adsorbed on Noble Metal Surfaces,”
Vahit Sametoglu; March 2, 319 Allen, 2 pm

Medicine/Biomedical Informatics
“A Bayesian Rule Generation Framework for ‘Omic’ Biomedical Data Analysis,”
Jonathan Lustgarten; March 5, M183 Parkvale, 2:30 pm


Pitt Repertory Theatre
“Angels in America: Part I: Millennium Approaches”;
through March 1, Wed-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm;
Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Mem. (4-0933)

Johnstown Campus Repertory Theatre
“Dancing at Lughnasa”;
Feb. 19, 21 & 27 & March 1 at 8 pm;
Studio Theatre, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ (814/269-7200)

Johnstown Campus Repertory Theatre
“Almost, Maine”;
Feb. 20, 26 & 28 at 8 pm, Feb. 22 at 2 pm;
Studio Theatre, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ (814/269-7200)


Bradford Campus Photography Exhibit
“People, Places, Things,”
Ward Roe;
through Feb. 27, KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB, 8 am-6 pm, M-F (814/362-5113)

Women’s Studies Multimedia Exhibit
“In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh”;
through Feb. 27, Kimbo Gallery, WPU, 10 am-5 pm M & F, 10 am-6 pm T-Th, noon-5 pm Sat. (412/621-3252)

Pitt History Exhibit
“Free At Last?”;
through April 5, Heinz History Ctr., Strip District, 10 am-5 pm daily (412/454-6000)

Photography Exhibit
James Wesley Morar;
Feb. 20-May 31, Barco Law Library Gallery, M-Th 7:30 am-11:45 pm, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-11:45 pm (8-1376)


Provost’s Faculty Diversity Seminar
Application (CV, syllabus, cover letter & dept. letter) due Feb. 20 to Joanne Nicoll, 820 Alumni. (info: 3-9729)

Johnstown Campus Advisory Board Service to Community Award
Nominations due Feb. 20. Forms available at

Univ. Research Council Multidisciplinary Small Grant Program
White papers due Feb. 27 to the Office of the Provost.
(info: George Klinzing at or Charles Lyon at

UCIS Hewlett International Grant Program
Applications due Feb. 28.
(info & application:

Conflict of Interest Filing
Deadline is April 15. COI disclosures must be filed through

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will include events of March 5-19. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Feb. 26 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


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