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April 30, 2009


Thursday 30

EOH Seminar
“Intrinsic Dynamics of Proteins: Insights From Network Models,”
Ivet Bahar;
540 Bridge-side Point, noon


Friday 1

Greensburg Campus Children’s Literature Conference
Smith, UPG,
8 am-4:30 pm (724/836-7159)

Dubois-Nkrumah-Dunham Int’l Conference
“Academic Achievement in Africa & Its Diaspora: Challenges & Solutions”;
FFA aud., 9 am
(also May 2, 9 am-5 pm; 8-2276)

GSPH Spring Benefit Sale
To benefit Evelyn Wei Scholarship;
Parran 1st fl. lounge, 10 am-2:30 pm

WPIC Meet the PI Lecture
“The Assessment & Treatment of Emotional Dysregulation in Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder,”
Tina Goldstein;
Detre 2nd fl. aud., 11 am-12:30 pm

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar
“Medicare Part D’s Effect on the Health of Older Americans,”
Julie Donohue;
Scaife aud. 6, noon

Unum Long Term Care Insurance Presentation
WPU Ballrm., noon (1-800/227-4165)

Sunday 3

• Residence halls open for summer term.

Monday 4

• Summer term registration ends; classes begin.

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

Russian Film Symposium
“Vanished Empire”;
106 DL, 10 am

Unum Long Term Care Insurance Presentation
4127 Sennott, noon (1-800/227-4165)

Russian Film Symposium
“Paper Soldier”;
106 DL, 2 pm

Johnstown Campus Habitat for Humanity Basketball Fundraiser
Sports Ctr., UPJ,
8 pm (814/269-7065)

Tuesday 5

Russian Film Symposium
“Live & Remember”;
106 DL, 10 am

HSLS Workshop
“Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching PsycINFO,”
Ester Saghafi;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 10:30 am-noon

Greensburg Campus Benefits Fair
101 & 118 Village, UPG,
11 am-1:30 pm

Health Services Research Seminar
“Perceived Discrimination in Healthcare Settings: Implications for Health & Healthcare Encounters,”
Leslie Hausmann;
305 Parkvale, noon

Basic Research Seminar
“Fluorescent Biosensors for Cell Regulation Pathways,”
Alan Waggoner;
Cooper Conf. Ctr. classroom B & C, noon

Russian Film Symposium
“Once Upon a Time”;
106 DL, 2 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
“A Model of Mitochondrial Disease,”
Alicia Celotto;
1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

IRB Workshop
“Ask the IRB,”
Richard Guido;
1104 Scaife, 4 pm

Wednesday 6

Russian Film Symposium
“Four Ages of Love”;
106 DL, 10 am

Bradford Campus Benefits Fair
Mukaiyama U Rm.,
Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB,
11 am-2 pm

Pathology Research Seminar
“New Strategies for Cancer Prevention & Treatment,”
John Cleveland, Scripps-Florida;
1104 Scaife, noon

CIDDE Web Broadcast
“Using the Grade Center: Setting Up”;,
12:15 pm

WPIC Mental Health & Wellness Lecture
“ADHD: What Parents Should Know,”
Oscar Bukstein, medicine;
Carnegie Library, Oakland, 6-8 pm (3-2732)

Thursday 7

Medicine Research Day
S100 & south foyer Starzl BST,
10 am-6:30 pm (3-1761)

HSLS Workshop
“Measuring Health Beyond the Laboratory: Finding Measurement Tools for Healthcare Research,”
Ester Saghafi;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 10:30 am-noon

Titusville Campus Benefits Fair
Haskell Mem. Library lobby, UPT,
10:30 am-1:30 pm

EOH Seminar
“Lipocalin 2, an Iron-Sequestering Antimicrobial Protein, Is Crucial in Lung Innate Defense,”
Yvonne Chan;
540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology & Biostatistics Lecture
“Group-Based Trajectory Modeling Extended to Account for Non-Random Subject Attrition,”
Daniel Nagin;
A115 Crabtree, noon-1:30 pm

HSLS Workshop
“PubMed Basics,”
Rebecca Abromitis;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 2-3:30 pm

Friday 8

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

CVR Seminar
“H5N1 Pathogenesis & the Role of Host Genetic Diversity,”
Jacco Boon; 1018 BST3, 9 am

WPIC Lecture
“Mining the Receptorome: A Powerful Approach for Psychiatric Drug Discovery,”
Bryan Roth;
Detre 2nd fl. aud., 11 am-12:30 pm

Unum Long Term Care Insurance Presentation
WPU Ballrm., noon (1-800/227-4165)

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

Saturday 9

Dental Medicine Education Substance Abuse Seminar
“Addiction & the Dental Profession,”
Penelope Ziegler;
“Recognizing Professional Impairment,”
John Martyniuk;
“The Role of the Physicians’ Health Program,”
Kevin Knipe;
Scaife aud. 5 & 6, 8:30 am-1 pm

SAC CPR Certification
669 Benedum, 9 am-2 pm (4-4236)

Johnstown Campus Musical Production
“101 Years of Broadway”;
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 7:30 pm (814/29-7200)

Monday 11

• Summer 12-week, 6-week-1 & 4-week-1 sessions registration ends; classes begin.

Unum Long Term Care Insurance Presentation
WPU Ballrm., noon (1-800/227-4165)

Tuesday 12

Diversity Supplier Show
WPU Ballrm., 11 am-1:30 pm

Practical Flow Cytometry Lecture
“Rare Event Detection: Detecting Circulating Endothelial Cells & Endothelial Progenitor Cells,”
J. Philip McCoy, Nat’l Heart, Lung & Blood Inst.;
S100A Starzl BST, noon

CVR Seminar
“New Approaches to Vaccines for Old & New Plagues,”
John Rose;
6014 BST3, noon

Health Services Research Seminar
“Statistical Modeling & Qualitative Data: The Development of an Approach to Mixed Methods Within Health Services Research,”
Susan Zickmund;
305 Parkvale, noon

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
“The Met Receptor as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma,”
Edwina Kinchington, Hillman Cancer Ctr.;
1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Wednesday 13

• Summer 4-week-1 & 6-week-1 sessions add/drop period ends.

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“Hemolysis-Associated Endothelial Dysfunction & Pulmonary Hypertension: An Emerging Cause of Death in the Hemolytic Anemias,”
Mark Gladwin;
Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Pathology Research Seminar
“Epigenetic Control of Gene Silencing in Cancer,”
Tim Hui-Ming Huang, Ohio State;
1104 Scaife, noon

CIDDE Web Broadcast
“Using the Grade Center: Organizing”;, 12:15 pm

HSLS Workshop
“Sequence Similarity Searching,”
Ansuman Chattopadhyay;
Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

GI Grand Rounds
“Endoscopic & Radiologic Unknowns,”
Priya Roy & Bahar Madani;
Scaife 11th fl. conf. ctr., 5-6:15 pm

Thursday 14

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

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar
“Force-Induced DNA Interactions: From Small Molecule Binding to Retroviral Replication,”
Mark Williams;
6014 BST3, 11 am

NIH Postdoc Training Program in Translational Neuroscience
“Creating Knowledge: Discovering the Seasons of Your Career,”
Lee Limbird, Meharry Medical College;
WPIC aud., 4 pm

SHRS Workshop
“Cervical Manipulation & Stroke,”
Pierre Cote;
GSPH aud., 4:30-6:30 pm

PhD Defenses

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology
“Epithelial Reparative Capacity Regulates Extracellular Matrix Dynamics & Innate Immunity,”
Joshua Snyder;
April 30, 1395 Starzl BST, 2 pm

“Craft Specialization & the Development of the Chiefly Central Place Community of El Hatillo (He-4), Central Panama,”
Adam Menzies;
May 4, 3307 Posvar, 1 pm

“The Development of Complex Society in the Volcán Barú Region of Western Panama,”
Scott Palumbo;
May 4, 3307 Posvar, 3:30 pm

“The Autism & Vaccine Link Controversy: A Health Social Movement,”
Margaret Kerr;
May 6, 2431 Posvar, 1 pm

“How the Brain Constructs Stable Visual Representations: Cortical & Subcortical Mechanisms,”
Catherine Dunn;
May 12, A221 Langley, 10 am

“Capillary-Based Microreactor System Integrated With UHPLC/GC for High Throughput Screening of Catalysts for Organic Reactions,”
Hui Fang;
May 13, 307 Eberly, 1 pm

A&S/French & Italian Languages & Literatures
“Bachelors, Bastards & Nomadic Masculinity: A Study of Illegitimacy in the Works of Guy de Maupassant & Andre Gide,”
Robert Fagley;
May 13, 1325 CL, 2 pm

“Nation, Nostalgia & Masculinity: Clinton/Spielberg/Hanks,”
Molly Brown;
May 14, 527 CL, 11 am


Bradford Campus Theatre
“Bye Bye Birdie”;
April 30,
Bromeley Family Theatre, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-5113)


Photography Exhibit
James Wesley Morar;
through May 31, Barco Law Library Gallery, M-Th 7:30 am-11:45 pm, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-11:45 pm (8-1376)


Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award
Nominations should be sent to the Univ. Senate office, 1234 CL, by May 1. (info: Office of Affirmative Action, Diversity & Inclusion, 412 Bellefield, 8-7860)

Pharmacy Celebration
Event will be held May 30. Register by May 15 at (info: 8-3304)

Teaching Evaluation Surveys
Faculty or grad students who would like to schedule a survey should log on to, click on My Communities & then select OMET Evaluations. Deadline is May 15 for 4WK1 & 6WK1, May 29 for 12WK or term, June 12 for 4WK 2, June 26 for 6WK2 & July 10 for 4WK3. (4-6440)


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