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July 23, 2009


Thursday 23

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
“Tox Images,” Kenneth Katz;
“Chest Radiography Reviews,” Joe Suyama;
“PRN Cases,” Donald Yealy;
“Trauma Case Reviews,” Paul Phrampus;
230 McKee Place, 5th fl. classrm. A, 8 am-noon

Pediatric Grand Rounds
“Prevention of Preterm Birth,”
Hyagriv Simhan;
Rangos Research Ctr. 3rd fl. conf. ctr., 8 am

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,”
Mary Jo Dorsey;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Friday 24

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

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar
“Cellular Mechanisms of Epstein-Barr Virus Control in Pediatric Heart Transplant Recipients,” Diana Metes;
aud. 6 Scaife, noon

Saturday 25

CGS/Veterans Service Open House
“The New GI Bill & the Yellow Ribbon Program”;
CL 4th fl. McCarl Ctr., 9:30-11:30 am (4-3213)

Tuesday 28

CHP Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Growth Factor Bioprinting for Cell Characterization & Tissue Engineering,”
Greg Cooper;
Rangos Research Ctr. 3rd fl. conf. ctr., noon

ReSET Roundtable Discussion
“Treating Smoking for the Long Haul: Methods for a Chronic Care Model RCT,”
Hilary Tindle;
109 Parran, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 29

Medicine Continuing Education Conference
“Surgical Intervention for Esophageal Cancer,”
600 Lothrop Suite F-600, 8 am (also July 30)

CIDDE Live Webcast
“Do It Yourself CourseCast”;, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop
“Microarray Data Analysis,” Uma Chandran;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3 pm

Thursday 30

Pediatric Grand Rounds
“Functional Outcomes & Care: The Pediatric Cardiac Recovery Program,”
Ricardo Munoz, Robert Noll & Scott Watson;
Rangos Research Ctr. 3rd fl. conf. ctr., 8 am


Saturday 1

• Summer 12-week, 6-week/2 & 4-week/3 sessions end. Final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

Pitt Kennywood Day
Pavilion 5, 11 am-10 pm (Tickets: WPU ticket office through July 31; 4-4236)

Tuesday 4

HSLS Workshop
“Searching EBSCOHost CINAHL,”
Linda Hartman;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 11 am–12:30 pm

CGS Info Session
“Graduate Certificate in Gerontology”;
4th fl. CL, 6-7 pm (4-6600)

Wednesday 5

• Summer 12-week, 6-week/2 & 4-week/3 session grades must be approved by 5 pm.

CGS/Osher Lifelong Learning Open House
4th fl. CL, 10 am-noon (4-7308)

CIDDE Live Webcast
“Creating Video Podcasts With Final Cut Pro”;, 12:15 pm

Friday 7

Bradford Campus Folk Music & Dance Festival
“Heart of the Alleghenies”;
Blaisdell, UPB, noon–mid. (also Aug. 6, 7:30 am-mid. & Aug. 7, 8 am-3 pm; info:

Saturday 8

• Summer term ends; final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

• Official date for awarding degrees.

Sunday 9

• Residence halls close.

Tuesday 11

HSLS Workshop
“PubMed Basics,”
Carolyn Biglow;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 9:30-11 am

Wednesday 12

• Summer term grades must be approved by 5 pm.

HSLS Workshop
“DNA Analysis Tools,”
Carrie Iwema;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3 pm

Thursday 13

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,”
Mary Jo Dorsey;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

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

Friday 14

SBDC Workshop
“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;
117 Mervis, 7:30-10 am (8-1542)

Campus Group Bicycle Ride
Rain or shine; meet on 5th Ave. side of CL, depart at noon for 1-hr. ride.
(also Aug. 28 & Sept. 11; info: 8-3151 or

Wednesday 26

• Residence halls open.

Thursday 27

New Faculty Orientation
Various rooms, Alumni, 8:30 am (4-3335)

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

Monday 31

• Fall term registration period ends; classes begin.


Tuesday 1

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
“The Dynamics of GPCR Signaling Complexes,”
Nevin Lambert, Medical College of GA;
1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm


IS/Telecommunications & Networking
“Protocols for Detection & Removal of Wormholes for Secure Routing & Neighborhood Creation in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks,”
Thaier Hayajneh;
July 28, 522 IS, 10 am

GSPH/ Biostatistics
“A Comparative Study of Inferential Procedures for Air Pollution Health Effects Research,”
Ya-Hsiu Chunag;
July 28, 308 Parran, 1 pm

“Approaches to Maximizing Revenue Using Product Bundling,”
Mihai Banciu;
July 29, 102 Mervis, 10 am

“Politics & Economics: Theory & Evidence From Korea’s Regions,”
Wonjea Huh;
July 29, 4716 Posvar, 10:30 am

“Three Essays on Healthcare Utilization, Delivery & Provider Reimbursement in Urban China,”
Wei Wang;
July 29, 4716 Posvar, 2 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“Symmetry, Dynamics & Function: Biological Macromolecules Studied by Elastic Network Models,” Zheng Yang;
July 29, 318 Allen, 2 pm

Education/Health & Physical Activity
“The Development & Validation of the Furtado-Gallagher Computerized Observational Movement Pattern Assessment System (FG-COMPASS),”
Ovande Furtado Jr.;
July 29, Baierl conf. rm. Petersen, 2 pm

“Repeat Sequence Fluorine-Co-Methylene Polymers & Phosphorescent Mercury Sensors,”
Robert W. Walters;
July 30, 307 Eberly, 10 am

SHRS/Communication Science & Disorders
“Interferon-Alpha Signaling Pathway in the Sensory Auditory Neuroepithelial Cells,”
Mona El-Kady;
July 30, 4065 Forbes Tower, noon

“Three Essays on the Evaluation of Public Policy Programs,”
Sunita Mondal;
July 31, 4716 Posvar, noon

“Prediction of Accrual Closure Date in Multi-Central Clinical Trials With Poisson Process Models,” Yuan Kong;
July 31, 109 Parran, 1 pm

“Knowledge Management Systems: The Role of Organizational Justice in Linking Contributions to Use,”
Rachel Chung;
Aug. 3, 101 Mervis, 8:30 am

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“The Sunyaev Zeldovich Effect as a Probe of Black Hole Feedback,”
Suchetana Chatterjee;
Aug. 3, 106 Allen, 2 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“The Use of Representations by Physics Graduate Teaching Assistants,”
Stephen Pellathy;
Aug. 4, 319 Allen, 9 am

A&S/Computer Science
“Roles of Visual Working Memory, Global Perception & Eye-Movement in Visual Complex Problem Solving,”
Xiaohui Kong;
Aug. 4, 5317 Sennott,noon

“Genetically Engineered Dendritic Cells & Exosomes for the Treatment of Autoimmunity & Hypersensitivity,”
Melanie Ruffner;
Aug. 5, 1295 Starzl BST, 2 pm

A&S/History & Philosophy of Science
“A Causal Interpretation of Selection Theory,”
Peter Gildenhuys;
Aug. 6, 1001B CL, 2 pm

A&S/ Economics
“Applications of Efficient Importance Sampling to Stochastic Volatility Models,”
Serda Selin Ozturk;
Aug. 7, 4716 Posvar, 1:30 pm

IS/Telecommunication & Networking
“Hybrid Modeling of Dynamic Behavior for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks,”
Siriluck Tipmong-konsilp;
Aug. 7, 522 IS, 2:30 pm

Education/Health & Physical Activity
“The Acute Effect of Exercise on Energy Intake in Overweight Women,”
Jessica L. Unick;
Aug. 13, Baierl conf. rm. Petersen, 1 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“Prospects of Leptoquark Discovery With ATLAS at the LHC,”
Vikas Bansal;
Aug. 24, 319 Allen, 11 am

“The Ethnic Turn: Political Cinema in Brazil & the United States, 1960-2005,”
Salomè Aguilera Skvirsky;
Aug. 31, 526 CL, 9:30 am

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