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June 25, 2009


Thursday 25

Bipolar Disorder Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown;
7:45 am-7 pm (also June 26, 7:45 am-7:30 pm & June 27, 7:45 am-4:15 pm;

Friday 26

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

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

General Internal Medicine Journal Club
“Financial-Based Incentives for Smoking Cessation,"
Hilary Tindle;
“Effect of Intensive Control of Glucose on Cardiovascular Outcomes & Death in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus,"
Winnie Teuteburg;
933W Montefiore, 10 am

Medical Educators’ Faculty Development Lecture
“Teaching High Risk Procedures,”
Michael Mangione;
Scaife lecture rm 3, noon

Saturday 27

Continuing Dental Education Seminar
“Radiology Review for the Dental Assistant,"
Judith Gallagher;
2148 Salk, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Tuesday 30

Int’l Symposium on Quality of Life Technology
University Club, 8 am-noon, (also July 1)

ReSET Roundtable Discussion
“Cigarette Cravings & the Self-Regulation of Smoking,”
Michael Sayette;
109 Parran, 3:30 pm


Thursday 2

• Summer term & 12-week session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

• Summer 4-week-2 session ends; final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

Friday 3

• University closed through July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Monday 6

• Summer 4-week-3 session registration ends; classes begin.

Tuesday 7

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

CHP Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Regulation of Fatty Acid Oxidation by Acetylation,”
Eric Goetzman;
Rangos Research Center 3rd fl. conf. rm., noon-1 pm

Wednesday 8

• Summer 4-week-2 session grades must be approved by 5 pm.

• Summer 4-week-3 session add/drop ends.

• Fall term deadline for continuing students to register without penalty fee.

HSLS Workshop
“Pathway Analysis Tools I,”
Ansuman Chattopadhyay;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3 pm

HSLS Workshop
“EndNote Basics,”
Pat Weiss;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Thursday 9

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian
“CME for Free,”
Rebecca Abromitis;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon-1 pm

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

Craniofacial Genetics Lecture
“Genetic & Environmental Risk Factors for Head & Neck Cancer,”
Camille Ragin;
355 Salk, 2-4 pm

PhD Defenses

“Managing Outsourcing Decisions — Government Policy, Firm Options & the Economic Impact,”
Tammy Youxu Tjader;
June 25, 102 Mervis, 10:30 am

Engineering/Industrial Engineering
“Development & Evaluation of a Model to Assess Engineering Ethical Reasoning & Decision Making,”
Ewa Rudnicka;
June 26, 1038 Benedum, 10 am

“Critical Role of Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 4G Degradation in Mediating Ischemia-Induced Neuronal Death,”
Peter S. Vosler;
June 26, S120 BST, 1 pm

“Hoxd10 & Hoxd11 Regulate Motor Column Patterning in the Lumbosacral Spinal Cord,”
Mala Misra;
June 29, 1495 Starzl BST, 1 pm

“The Interaction of Androgenic Hormone & Craniofacial Variation: Relationship Between Epigenetics & the Environment on the Genome With an Eye Toward Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis,”
James Cray;
June 30, 3106 Posvar, 11 am

“Mechanical Cyclic Strain Induces Ceramide Generation in Endothelial Cells,”
Oriana Hunter;
June 30, Hillman Cancer Center Nimick Conf. Rm., 2:30 pm

Engineering/Electrical Engineering
“Enhancement of Speech Intelligibility Using Speech Transients Extracted by a Wavelet Packet-based Real-time Algorithm,”
Daniel Rasethwane;
June 30, 330 Benedum, 3 pm

“Redox Modulation Protects From Antigen-Independent &Antigen-Dependent Injury in Islet Transplantation,”
Martha Milton Sklavos;
July 1, Rangos Research Center 3rd fl. conf. rm, 10 am

Education/Health & Physical Activity
“Do Obesity & Physical Inactivity Underlie the Insulin Resistance of Aging?”
Francesca Amati;
July 1, 804 Montefiore, 3 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science & Technology
“Design & Evaluation of a Distributed, Shared Control Navigation Assistance System for Power Wheelchairs,”
Vinod K. Sharma;
July 2, 5047 Forbes Tower, 1 pm

“Micromechanical Mechanisms of Fetal Membrane Failure,”
Erinn Joyce;
July 2, 207 Bridgeside Point, 2 pm

“Evaluating Novel Risk Factor Associations for Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease,”
Genevieve Woodard;
July 7, A523 Crabtree, 1 pm

A&S/Physics & Astronomy
“Reflection on Problem Solving,”
Andrew Mason;
July 7, 318 Allen, 2 pm

“Deciphering the Role of tlx in Dorsal Neural Progenitors & Its Contribution to Brain Structure & Behavior,”
Emily Drill;
July 8, 6014 BST3, noon

“Applications of Revenue Management in Healthcare,”
Alia Stanciu;
July 8, 101 Mervis, 1 pm


Teaching Evaluation Surveys
Faculty members or grad students who would like to schedule a survey should log on to, click on MyCommunities & then select OMET Evaluations. Deadline is June 26 for 6WK2 & July 10 for 4WK3. (4-6440)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include events of July 9-23. Information must be received by 5 pm July 2 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


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