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January 22, 2009


Thursday 22

CIDDE Workshop
“Developing a Course”;
815 Alumni, 11 am-1 pm

CRSP Lecture
“Measuring Race & Ethnicity in a Changing, Multicultural America,”
Howard Hogan, US Census Bureau;
2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm (4-7382)

Epidemiology Seminar
“Long-Term Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure,”
Gale Richardson & Marie Cornelius;
A115 Crabtree, noon

EOH Seminar
“Exposure Science in the 21st Century & Its Linkage to Public & Environmental Health,”
Paul Lioy;
540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Dental Medicine Lecture
“Moving to a Distance Environment,”
Carol Washburn; 457 Salk, 1 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Small Molecule Control of Bacterial Behavior,”
Christian Melander, NC State;
12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Analysis to Study Local Water Dynamics in Molecular Assemblies & Protein Aggregates,”
Song-I Han, UC-Santa Barbara;
12B Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium
“An Overview of Petroleum Geology With an Emphasis on Natural Gas in Paleozoic Shale of the Northeastern United States,”
Gregory Wrightstone, Texas Keystone;
11 Thaw, 4 pm

Global Studies Lecture
“The Answer Is Blowin’ in the Wind: Shifts in the Production & Distribution of War Photography Through 150 Years of Armed Conflict,”
Jennifer Saffron, English;
113 Barco, 6 pm (4-2918)

GSPIA Ridgway Lecture
“The Future of US Nuclear Weapons Policy,”
Charles Ferguson, Council on Foreign Relations;
FFA aud., 7 pm (4-7884)

Bradford Campus Comedy Show
The Improvers;
Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 8-10 pm (814/362-5154)

Friday 23

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

General Internal Medicine Journal Club
“The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: 2008 Recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force,”
Marc Oster;
933W Montefiore, 10 am

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar
“Chemical Screens for Modulators of Fibroblast Growth Factor Signaling: A Whole Organism Approach,”
Michael Tsang;
Scaife aud. 6, noon

Saturday 24

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop
“Writing Research Articles”;
Scaife lecture rm. 2, 10 am-3 pm

Greensburg Campus Music Concert
Alia Musica Pittsburgh;
Campana Chapel, UPG, 7 pm

Bradford Campus Concert
Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (tickets: 814/362-5113)

Monday 26

Translational Neuroscience Seminar
“EEG & MRI Evidence of Progressive Gray Matter Reduction in Schizophrenia,”
Dean Salisbury; 1695 Starzl BST, noon

Tuesday 27

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar
“Assembly of the Mammalian Golgi Apparatus: Mechanism & Functional Consequences,”
Adam Linstedt;
E&EI 5th fl. boardrm., 11 am

Basic Research Seminar
“Division of Labor at Eukaryotic Replication Forks,”
Thomas Kunkel;
Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. B & C, noon

Philosophy of Science Talk
“Epistemic Landscape Models of Cognitive Labor,”
Michael Weisberg, Penn;
817R CL, 12:05 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

ReSET Roundtable Discussion
“Dissemination & Back Again: Developing a Research Methodology From Outcomes of a Community Prenatal Smoking Cessation Program,”
Patricia Cluss, psychiatry;
109 Parran, 3:30 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
“Preconditioning Mitochondria With Nitric Oxide,”
Paul Brookes, U of Rochester Medical Center;
1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

GSPIA Philanthropy Forum
“Generosity: What’s at Stake?”
Richard Gunderman, IN U;
4130 Posvar, 3:30-5 pm (8-1336)

Asian Studies/Global Studies Lecture
“The Aftermath of the Tsunami 2004: Relief & Recovery Efforts in Indonesia,”
Elviyanti Martini, UCIS;
Sutherland Hall lounge, 8 pm (4-2918)

Wednesday 28

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
“Orthopaedic Surgery,”
Tharun Karthikeyan;
LHAS aud., 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“Functional Preservation & Augmentation for Intra-Axial Tumors,”
Johnathan Engh;
Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

HSLS Workshop
“Genome Information Resources,”
Ansuman Chattopadhyay;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3 pm

ULS Workshop
“Advanced RefWorks”;
Hillman Library ground fl., 2-3:30 pm

Drug Discovery Inst. Seminar
“Trends in the US Pharmaceutical Industry: Implications for New Drug Development,”
Julie Donohue;
6014 BST3, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus Lecture
“No End of History in Sight: Changes & Continuity From the Cold War to the Post-Cold War Era,”
Paul Adams, political science;
Campana Chapel, UPG, 7 pm (724/836-7741)

Thursday 29

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
Peter Adler;
“Crystal Clear Communications,”
Charissa Pacella;
“Cardiac Arrest Morbidity & Mortality,”
Clifton Callaway;
“Interesting Cases,”
Ronald Roth;
230 McKee Pl. suite 500 classrm. A, 8 am-noon

HSLS Workshop
“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”
Sam Lewis;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Pgh. Supercomputing Ctr. Open House
300 S. Craig St., 10 am-4 pm (412/268-4960)

Asia Over Lunch Lecture
“Marijuana Policy & Consumption in India: A Historical Perspective,”
Siddarth Chandra, GSPIA;
4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Film Studies Lecture
“Women & Cosmopolitanism (Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong & Leni Riefenstahl),”
Patrice Petro, U of WI-Milwaukee;
501 CL, 1 pm

Epidemiology Seminar
“Testing Juvenile Justice Policy in the Context of a Longitudinal Study,”
Edward Mulvey;
A115 Crabtree, noon

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,”
Ahlam Saleh;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 1:30-3:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Oxyanionic 5-exo Cyclization/Claisen Rearrangement Reactions: Applications to the Synthesis of Cycloheptanoid Natural Products,”
Timo Ovaska, UConn;
12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Molecular Modeling of Ligand-Protein Interactions in Membrane Proteins,”
Maria Kurnikova, CMU;
12A Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium
“Basaltic Lavas Emplaced Beneath Ice: Emplacement Mechanism & Their Use as Paleo-Ice Indicators,”
Jefferson Hungerford; 11 Thaw, 4 pm

Friday 30

Dental Education Seminar
“Problem Solvers With Adhesive Restorative Materials,”
Howard Strassler;
2148 Salk, 9 am-4 pm

General Internal Medicine Journal Club
“Global Health-Health System & the Right to Health: An Assessment of 194 Countries,”
Thuy Bui & David Barnard;
933W Montefiore, 10 am

Info Sciences Lecture
“Seeing Pgh.,”
Ron Baraff & Tiffani Emig;
501 IS, 10:30 am

CIDDE Workshop
“Guidelines for Providing Feedback”;
815 Alumni, noon

Bradford Campus Photography Exhibition Talk & Opening
Ward Roe;
Webb/Bradford Forest Rehearsal Hall, Blaisdell, UPB, noon

Faculty Development Lecture for Medical Educators
“Simulation as an Educational Tool,”
Bill McIvor;
Scaife lecture rm. 3, noon

UPMC Bariatric Surgery Info Session
Magee zero level aud., 2-3:30 pm (also Feb. 4, 11:30 am-1 pm; 412/641-3632)

Women’s Basketball Vs. Marquette;
Petersen, 7 pm

Saturday 31

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

Men’s Basketball Vs. Notre Dame;
Petersen, noon


Monday 2

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian
“Testing Beyond the Laboratory: Finding Testing Instruments Used in Research & Clinical Settings,”
Ester Saghafi;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Men’s Basketball Vs. Robert Morris;
Petersen, 7 pm

Tuesday 3

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

ULS Workshop
“Basic RefWorks”;
Hillman Library ground fl., noon-1:30 pm

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.
272 Hillman, noon-2 pm

CVR Seminar
“Immunity Induced by the Smallpox Vaccine: Understanding How Vaccines Work,”
Shane Crotty;
6014 BST3, noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar
“Toward SMART Stem Cells,”
Tao Cheng;
456 Salk, noon

Institutional Review Board Workshop
“Ask the IRB,”
Richard Guido;
S100A Starzl BST, noon

Women’s Basketball Hoopla Event
Reception, Campus View Club, Petersen, 5:15 pm;
game vs. Notre Dame, 7 pm (4-6623)

Wednesday 4

Pathology Research Seminar
“Molecular Regulation of Gastrointestinal Development,”
Ramesh Shivdasani, Dana-Farber Cancer Inst.;
1104 Scaife, noon

HSLS Workshop
“Vector NTI Advance,”
Ansuman Chattopadhyay;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3 pm

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

WPIC Mental Health & Wellness Lecture
“Coping With the Challenges of Cancer,”
Donna Posluszny;
Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes, 6-8 pm (3-2732)

Thursday 5

HSLS Workshop
“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”
Sam Lewis;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

CIDDE Workshop
“Promoting Civility in the Classroom”;
815 Alumni, noon-1:30 pm

EOH Seminar
“Green Screens: Exploiting Automated High Throughput & High Content Screening for Environmental & Occupational Health Targets,”
John Lazo;
540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Asia Over Lunch Lecture
“What Advances Community-Driven Development? A Cultural Perspective of Gender Mainstreaming & Self-Organization Mechanisms in the Rural Areas of China,”
Huiping Xie, GSPIA;
4130 Posvar, noon

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds
“Access to Unapproved Therapies: The Leading Edge of Law & Medicine,”
Peter Jacobson, U of MI;
113 Barco, noon

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium
“Landslides in the Appalachians & Other Regions of the World,”
Dick Grey, Grey & Associates;
11 Thaw, 4 pm

Johnson Inst. for Responsible Leadership Lecture
“Civil Society in the Age of Obama,”
Jon van Til, Rutgers;
4130 Posvar, 4:30-6 pm (8-1336)

Titusville Campus Concert
Steel Impressions Band;
Henne aud., UPT, 7:30 pm

PhD Defenses

GSPH/Environmental & Occupational Health
“Transcriptional Regulation of Kv4.2 Gene by Iroquois Family Proteins,”
Wenjie He;
Jan. 26, Bridgeside Point 5th fl. conf. rm., 9 am

“Fiscal Constitution & the Geographic Distribution of Economic Development: An Exploration of the Cases of Colombia, Canada & Spain,”
Jorge Armando Rodriguez;
Jan. 26, 3600 Posvar, 9:30 am

“Profilin-1 in Capillary Morphogenesis of Vascular Endothelial Cells,”
Zhijie Ding;
Jan. 27, 2nd fl. conf. rm., Ctr. for Bioengineering, 300 Technology Dr., 10 am

Engineering/Electrical & Computer Engineering
“Spatial Filtering of Magnetoencephalographic Data in Spherical Harmonics Domain,”
Tolga Ozkurt;
Jan. 29, Parkvale mtg. rm., 2 pm


Kuntu Repertory Theatre
“Clean Drums”;
begins Jan. 24 through Feb. 7, Th-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm, also Jan. 31 at 1 pm & Feb. 5 at 11 am; 7th fl. aud. Alumni (4-7298)


Hillman Library Audubon Exhibit
“American Crow,”
through Feb. 2;
Hillman Library ground fl. exhibit case, reg. library hours (8-7715)

Bradford Campus Photography Exhibition
“People, Places, Things,”
Ward Roe;
Jan. 30-Feb. 27, KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB, 8 am-6 pm M-F (814/362-5113)

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


UCIS Global Academic Partnership Grant Competition
Submissions due Jan. 30.
(Guidelines & details regarding eligibility:

Innovation in Education Awards Program
Proposals due Jan. 30. (info: 4-5750)

University Times Books, Journals & More Supplement
Submissions for annual special issue due Jan. 31.
Submit online at (info: 4-4644)

Faculty Development in Int’l Business Study Trip
Applications for “European Economies in Transition” due Feb. 2.

Nontraditional Part-Time Student Study Abroad Scholarship
Applications due Feb. 2. (

Provost’s Faculty Diversity Seminar
Application package including CV, syllabus, cover letter & department letter due Feb. 20 to Joanne Nicoll, 820 Alumni. (info: 412/383-9729)

Univ. Research Council Multidisciplinary Small Grant Program
White papers must be submitted to the Office of the Provost no later than Feb. 27.
(info: George Klinzing at or Charles Lyon at

Event deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will include events of Feb. 5-19. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Jan. 29 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


Information submitted for the Calendar of the Times should identify the type of event, such as lecture or concert, and the program's specific title, sponsor, location and time. The name and phone number of a contact person also should be included. Information should be sent to the University Times by email to:, by FAX to: 412/ 624-4579, or by campus mail to: 308 Bellefield Hall. We cannot guarantee publication of events received after the deadline.

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