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January 8, 2009


Thursday 8

GSPH Epidemiology Seminar
“Current Controversies in Diabetes: A Pittsburgh Perspective,"
Trevor Orchard;
A115 Crabtree, noon-1 pm

Friday 9

Pathology Seminar
“Pathwork (r) Tissue of Origin Test: Application of Genomics-Based Microarray Testing in Difficult Cases of Tumor Classifications,”
Catherine Dumur, VA Commonwealth U; 1103 Scaife, 10 am

PT Clinical Rounds
“My CI Has Never Seen This Before. Now What? 2 Case Studies,"
Sven Lynch;
G23 Parran, 11:40 am-12:45 pm

Medical Education Grand Rounds
“Anesthesiology: Competency-Based vs. Faith-Based Education: Are We Serious About Practicing What We Preach?”
Larry Gruppen, U of MI;
Scaife lecture rm. 3, noon (8-9000)

Anthropology Colloquium
“Social Change In Pre-Columbian San Ramon De Alajuela, Costa Rica, & Its Relation With Adjacent Regions,”
Mauricio Murillo Herrera;
3106 WWPH, 3 pm

Saturday 10

UPMC Sports Medicine Marathon Training Seminar
“Getting Started: Marathon Training & Preparation,”
S100A Starzl BST, 10 am (412/392-1021)

Women’s Basketball
Vs. DePaul;
Petersen, 2 pm

Music on the Edge Concert
Sirius String Quartet;
Andy Warhol Museum, North Side, 8 pm

Sunday 11

Men’s Basketball Vs. St. John’s;
Petersen, noon

Monday 12

HSLS Workshop
“Measuring Health: Finding Mental Measurement Tools,”
Ester Saghafi;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 10:30 am-noon

Biostatistics Seminar
“Rats! Analyzing Tumor Xenograft Data Is More Complicated Than It First Appears,”
Daniel Normolle, U of MI;
A115 Crabtree, 3 pm

SIS Information Session
522 IS, 6:30-8 pm

Tuesday 13

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,”
Pat Weiss;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Office of Research/NCURA Broadcast Workshop
“Audits & the Audit Process”;
Scaife lecture rm. 6, 11:30 am-3:30 pm (4-7405)

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

Basic Research Seminar
Nikola Vujanovic;
Cooper Conference Ctr. classrm. B & C, noon-1 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk
“On the Implications of Oversimplification,”
Nicholas Rescher, philosophy;
817R CL, 12:05 pm

HSLS Workshop
“Introduction to HSLS Resources & Services at Falk Library,”
Carolyn Biglow; Falk Library entrance, 1-2 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
“Dissecting Tumor Suppressor Signaling Regulated by Receptor Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase T,”
Zhenghe John Wang, Case Comprehensive Cancer Ctr.;
1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm (412/383-7757)

Wednesday 14

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
Justin Hohl;
LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“Oral Chemotherapy: Issues That My Generation of Oncologists Never Had to Think About,”
Merrill Egorin;
2nd fl. aud. Herberman Conf. Ctr., UPMC Shadyside, 8 am

HSLS Workshop
“PubMed Basics,”
Jill Foust;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 9-10:30 am

CLAS Lecture
“El Salvador: Next Presidential Elections & New Challenges,”
Horatio Castellanos Moya;
4130 Posvar, noon (8-7392)

Pathology Research Seminar
“Immunologic & Proteomic Blood-Based Biomarkers for Lung Cancer Detection & Prognosis,”
William Bigbee;
1104 Scaife, noon

Renal Research Seminar
Darwin King;
F1145 Presby, noon-1 pm

Practical Flow Cytometry Lecture
“Reliably Recognizing Phenotypic Abnormalities,”
Fiona Craig;
S100A Starzl BST, noon (412/623-7780)

Staff Assn. Council Mtg.
1175 Benedum, 12:15 pm

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

Men’s Basketball Vs. S. FL;
Petersen, 7 pm

Thursday 15

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
“Child Abuse Cases & Update,"
Janet Squires;
“Respiratory Emergencies in Pediatrics,"
Sonia Singh; “CSI: Cases of Special Interest,"
Kavitha Antonyraj & Kristin Strukus;
230 McKee Place classrm. A, suite 500, 8 am-noon

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

EOH Seminar
“Personalized Approaches to Environmental Health Care: Can a Community Bypass Health Care Professionals to Save Itself?"
Robert Branch;
Bridgeside Pt. conf. rm. 540, noon-1 pm

GSPH/Epidemiology Seminar
“Does the Menopause Increase CV Risk? What We Have Learned From SWAN,’’
Kim Sutton-Tyrrell;
A115 Crabtree, noon-1 pm

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian
“Finding Full-Text Articles,”
Mary Lou Klem;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon-1 pm

Pitt Research Network Seminar
“Infrastructure Resources of the CTSI: What Are They & How Can I Access Them for My Research Protocol?”
Daniel Buysse & Dawn Guzik Stocker;
S100A Starzl BST, noon-1:30 pm

HSLS Workshop
“Searching EBSCOHost CINAHL,”
Charles Wessel;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 3-4:30 pm

Friday 16

• Spring term add/drop period ends.

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.
501 CL, noon-2 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk
“Structural Explanation,”
Laura Felline, U of Rome;
817R CL, 12:05 pm

Saturday 17

Greensburg Campus La Cultura Winter Gala
“Sapphire Celebration at Pitt-Greensburg”;
Millstein Library, UPG, 5:30 pm (info or reservations: 724/836-7039)

Women’s Basketball Vs. USF;
Petersen, 2 pm

Music on the Edge Concert
Clarinetist Jean Kopperud & pianist Stephen Gosling;
Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Monday 19

• University closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

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

Tuesday 20

Faculty & Staff Blood Drive
WPU lower lounge, 8 am-4 pm (also Victoria 1st fl. lobby, 8 am-2 pm)

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

Basic Research Seminar
“Epigenetics & Chromatin Organization in Human Embryonic Stem Cells,"
Paul Sammak;
Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrm. B & C, noon–1 pm

Senate Community Relations Committee Mtg.
Hillman 2nd fl. conf. rm., noon-2 pm

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Talk
“Measuring Variations,”
Federica Russo, Catholic U of Louvain;
817R CL, 12:05 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
“Automated Phenotyping of Transgenic Zebrafish Embryos,”
Andreas Vogt, Drug Discovery Inst.;
1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm (412/383-7757)

Bioethics Medical History Lecture
“The 200th Anniversary of Abdominal Laparotomy: The Ephraim McDowell Story,”
John Raves, AGH;
Scaife lecture rm. 5, 6 pm

Wednesday 21

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
Dominick Tuason;
LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“Genomic Determinants of Sensitivity & Resistance to EGFR Targeted Agents,’’
Pasi Antero Janne;
Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8-9 am

Pathology Research Seminar
“Thymomas: Controversies & Diagnostic Pitfalls,”
Cesar Moran, U of TX;
1105 Scaife, noon

Renal Research Seminar
Becky Hughey;
F1145 Presby, noon-1 pm

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

ULS Workshop
“RefWorks Basics”;
Hillman gr. fl., 4:30-6 pm

Thursday 22

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
“Is My Patient in Shock?"
Brian Suffoletto;
“Mortality & Morbidity,"
Michael Turturro;
“Oral Core Content,"
Tracy Moore;
Adam Yates;
230 McKee Pl. classrm. A, suite 500, 8 am–noon

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

GSPH/Epidemiology Seminar
“Long-Term Effects of Prenatal Cocaine Exposure,"
Gale Richardson & Marie Cornelius;
A115 Crabtree, noon-1 pm

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

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

PhD Defenses

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology
“Expression & Function of Urothelial Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors,”
Jonathan Beckel;
Jan. 9, 1395 Starzl BST, 2 pm

A&S/History & Philosophy of Science
“Practices, Perception & Normative States,”
Julie Zahle;
Jan. 14, 1001-B CL, 10:30 am

“Project Leader’s Dual Socialization & Its Impact on Team Learning & Performance: A Diagnostic Study,”
Tanvi Gautam;
Jan. 15, 101 Mervis, 2:30 pm

“Toward a Grammar of the Blogosphere: Rhetoric & Attention in the Networked Imaginary,”
Damien Pfister;
Jan. 16, 1128 CL, 10 am

Medicine/Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
“Role of ING2 (Inhibitor of Growth Family Member 2) in Cellular Responses to DNA Damage,”
Guoming Sun;
Jan. 16, 1395 BST, 10 am

“The Domestic Mode of Production & the Development of Sociopolitical Complexity: Evidence From the Spondylus Industry of Coastal Ecuador,”
Alexander Martin;
Jan. 16, 3307 Posvar, noon


Kuntu Repertory Theatre
“Clean Drums”;
Jan. 22-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 Jan. 19;
Hillman gr. fl. exhibit case, reg. library hours (8-7715)

Barco Law Library Exhibit
by Roc Prologo;
through Jan. 16;
4th fl. exhibit gallery, Barco, reg. library hours (8-1376)

Nationality Rooms Holiday Displays
Taped tours weekends through Jan. 18; Sat. 9 am-2:30 pm, Sun. 11 am-2:30 pm; (4-6000)

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


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

Int’l Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication & Management
Author notifications due Jan. 14. Camera-ready full papers due Feb. 11.
Submit online at

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

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

Int’l Multi-Conference on Engineering & Technological Innovation
Camera-ready full papers due Feb. 4. Email submissions to

Int’l Symposium on Academic Globalization
Full papers due Feb. 11.
Submit online at

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)

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