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May 12, 2005


Thursday 12

Medical Grand Rounds

“Systemic Gram Positive Infections: How to Approach New Antimicrobial Agents,” Amar Safdar; west wing aud., UPMC Shadyside, 8-9 am

Pediatric Surgery Lecture

“Duodenal Atresia & Annular Pancreas,” Cynthia Leaphart; 4A496 Children’s, 8-9 am

Renal Grand Rounds

“Regulation of Polarized Membrane Trafficking by Ral & the Exocyst,” Charles Yeaman; F1145 Presby, noon-1 pm

Chemistry 50th Anniversary 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; 12 Chevron, 4 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Juvenile Violence in the City & the Nation,” Rolf Loeber, medicine; 125 FFA, 4:30 pm (4-5750)

Book Ctr./Univ. of Pgh. Press Meet & Speak

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

Toastmasters Meeting

N727 Montefiore, 6-7:30 pm (also May 19 & 26)

Friday 13

• Summer term add/drop period ends.

Medical Grand Rounds

“Hypercalcemia of Malignancy: Physiology & Therapy,” Andrew Stewart; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 8-9 am

FSDP Workshop

“Time & Attendance Record Keeping”; 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am (register: 4-8046)

CIDDE/Provost’s Office Seminar

“Teaching for Critical Thinking”; 532 Alumni, 10 am-3 pm (4-2896)

Psychiatry Grand Rounds

“Geriatric Services,” Richard Morycz; Detre Aud. WPIC, 11 am-12:30 pm

Post-Doctoral Assn. Assembly Meeting

123 BST, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

“Spatial & Temporal Organization of MAP Kinase Signaling,” Louis Luttrell, Medical U of SC; 1395 BST, 1:30 pm (3-7757)

Chemistry 50th Anniversary Phillips Symposium

“Chemistry at the Chemistry-Biology Interface,” Dale Boger, Scripps Research Inst.; 12 Chevron, 2:30 pm (4-8200)

Saturday 14

Johnstown Campus Alumni Assn. Dinner/Dance

“UPJ Proud Celebration”; Living/Learning Ctr. Heritage, UPJ, 6 pm (reservations: 888/875-2586)

Sunday 15

Johnstown Campus Film Screening

“Ireland-Celtic Myths & Splendor,” Sandy Mortimer; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 3 pm (814/269-2080)

Monday 16

• Summer 12-week session add/drop period ends.

Renal Grand Rounds

Hoda Kaldas; F1145 Presby, noon-1 pm

Tuesday 17

Health Services Seminar

“Quality of Life Across the Menopausal Transition,” Rachel Hess; 1105 Scaife, noon-1 pm (412/692-4853)

Senate Educational Policies Committee Meeting

110 Parran, noon (4-1599)

Magee Seminar

“Driving Beta-Cell Differentiation From Embryonic Stem Cells Steered by Chimeric Proteins,” Ahmi Ben-Yehudah; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4-5 pm

UPCI Seminar

“Ovarian Cancer Cells: Clues to Individualizing Chemotherapy,” Julie DeLoia; Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 4-5 pm

Wednesday 18

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Volker Musahl & Anton Plakseychuk; LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

FSDP Workshop

“Relating With Style,” Susan Stocker; 342 Craig, 9-10:30 am (register: 4-8046)

Pathology Seminar

“The Impact of Gene Patents on Molecular Pathology,” Debra Leonard, Cornell; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Toastmasters Meeting

L5 Clapp, noon-1 pm (also May 25)

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Regulation of the Intestinal Epithelial Barrier During Systemic Inflammation,” David Hackam; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4-5 pm

Thursday 19

Pediatric Surgery Lecture

Alexander Feliz; 4A496 Children’s, 8-9 am

Immunology Seminar

“Regulation of T-Cell Activation & Differentiation by TIM-1,” Anjali de Souza; “Cyclin B1, a New Tumor Vaccine,” Min Yu; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon (8-7050)

Renal Grand Rounds

Annette Herscovics; F1145 Children’s, noon-1 pm

Friday 20

TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Session

100 Craig, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (appointment: 877/209-3136, also May 23)

Pharmacology Seminar

“Molecular Targets of Drug Discovery: Wip1 & Plk1,” Elizabeth Sharlow; 1395 BST, noon (3-7757)

Senate Budget Policies Committee

527 CL, noon-2 pm

Allegheny Observatory Lecture

“Particle Astrophysics,” Ira Rothstein, CMU; Allegheny Observatory, 7:30 pm (412/321-2400)

Saturday 21

Dental Medicine Diploma Ceremony

Heinz Hall, Downtown, 3:30 pm (8-8618)

Monday 23

Medicine Diploma Ceremony

Carnegie Music Hall, 10 am (8-8935)

Tuesday 24

FSDP Workshop

“Purchasing Fundamentals,” Charles Dominick; 342 Craig, 9 am-1 pm (register: 4-8046, also May 25)

Health Services Seminar

“Communication & End-of-Life Care,” Mi-Kyung Song; 1105 Scaife, noon-1 pm (412/692-4853)

Molecular Medicine Seminar

“Investigating Cellular Processes in Tumor Progression: Growth Factor-Induced Motility in Tumor Invasion,” Alan Wells; 1100 Rangos, noon-1 pm

Magee Seminar

“Pharmacology of Estradiol Netabolites,” Edwin Jackson; 1st fl. conf. rm. Magee, 4-5 pm

UPCI Seminar

“The Cellular DNA Damage Response: Diverse Functions Converge,” John Petrini; Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 4-5 pm

Wednesday 25

• Summer 4-week-1 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Andrew Ho & David Hannallah; LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

Oncology Grand Rounds

“Modeling Brain Tumors in Mice,” David Gutmann; 2nd fl. aud. Herberman Conf. Ctr., UPMC Shadyside, 8-9 am

Pathology Seminar

“LIM Domain Proteins in Cardiac Development & Disease,” Ju Chen, UC-La Jolla; 1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

Chemistry Bayer Lecture

“Macromolecular Engineering for Nanostructured Polymeric Materials,” Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, CMU; 12 Chevron, 2:30 pm (4-8200)

Thursday 26

Medical Grand Rounds

“Virtual Colonoscopy,” Arnold Wald; west wing aud., UPMC Shadyside, 8-9 am

Pediatric Surgery Lecture

“Hematologic Problems in the Surgical Patient”; 4A496 Children’s, 8-9 am

ADRC Seminar

“Dementia,” Oscar Lopez, neurology; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm (412/692-2700)

Chemistry Bayer Lecture

“Importance of Catalysis in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization,” Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, CMU; 12 Chevron, 5 pm (4-8200)

Ph.D. Defenses


“Representation of Object-Centered Space by Neurons of the Supplementary Eye Field,” David Moorman; May 13, 2nd fl. aud. LRDC, 10 am

Education/Psychology in Education

“Neuropsychological Prediction of Learning & Adherence in Cardiac Rehabilitation,” Mary Ann Kelly; May 17, 5926 Posvar, 10 am


“The Regulation of Dendritic Cell Function in Autoimmune Prone & Wild Type Mice,” Rafael Flores; May 20, 1104 Scaife, 2 pm


“Taxonomy of the Genus Perodicticus,” David Stump; May 24, 3106 Posvar, noon


Pitt Kennywood Day

Tickets can be purchased at the WPU ticket office through June 10.

Teaching Evaluation Surveys

Request forms due May 13 to G-39 CL for 4-week-1 & 6-week-1 sessions; June 10 for 4-week-2, 12-week & summer term sessions; July 1 for 6-week-2 session, & July 8 for 4-week-3 session. (4-6147)


Hillman Library Exhibit

“Ivory-Billed Woodpecker”; Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, through May 23, M-Th 7:50 am-10 pm, F 7:50 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. noon-9 pm (8-8191)

Hillman Library Exhibit

“Red Winged Starling (Marsh Blackbird)”; Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, May 24-June 6, M-Th 7:50 am-10 pm, F 7:50 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. noon-9 pm (8-8191)

Pitt Polio Exhibit

“The End of Polio: A Global Effort to End Disease,” Sebastiao Salgado; through May 15, Th-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)


Kuntu Repertory Theatre Production

“Sweet Thunder: Billy Strayhorn,” by Ben Tyler; May 19-June 4, Th-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm, 7th fl. aud. Alumni (tickets: 4-7298)

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