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April 2, 2009


Thursday 2

Wellness Fair
WPU Assembly Rm., Ballrm. & Kurtzman Rm., 10 am-1:30 pm

HSLS Workshop
“PubMed Basics,”
Falk Library classrm. 1, 10-11:30 am

EOH Seminar
“Green Screens: Exploiting Automated High Throughput & High Content Screening for Environmental & Occupational Health Targets,”
John Lazo;
540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology Seminar
“Pharmacoepidemiology: Is It More Than Just Counting Pills?”
Holly Lassila;
A115 Crabtree, noon

European Studies/EUCE Lecture
“The EU & the Obama Administration: A New Chapter in EU-US Relations,”
Bill Burros, European Commission Delegation to the US;
4217 Posvar, noon (8-8617)

Learning Policy Ctr. Colloquium
“Better Schools for the 21st Century,”
Alan Lesgold, education;
5604 Posvar, 2:30-4 pm

Johnson Inst. Lecture
“Exemplary Leadership: Always Do Right,”
Coleen Rowley, former FBI agent;
PAA Ballrm., 3:30-5:30 pm (8-1336)

Chemistry Lecture
“Microparticle Device for Fast Detection of Bacteria & Countermeasures,”
Raoul Kopelman, U of MI;
12A Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium
“Energy Exploration & Overview,”
Danielle Deemer, CNX Gas;
11 Thaw, 4 pm

Greensburg Campus Memorial Service
For Carl Poke, former UPG faculty & administrator, who died Feb. 23;
Campana Chapel, UPG, 4 pm

History Lecture
“The Politics of Institutionalizing Anti-Subordination Ideolog in ‘Post-Movement Moments’: The District of Columbia,”
Stacy Tweedy;
3703 Posvar, 4 pm

Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Bayer Lecture
“Bumpy Beetles, Moth Eyes, Butterfly Wings & Patchy Immune Cells: Exploitation of Layer-by-Layer Assembly in Bio-Inspired Materials Engineering,”
Robert Cohen, MIT;
1175 Benedum, 5 pm

Medical History Society Lecture
“Renal Transplantation: Historical Perspectives,”
Arnold Diethelm, U of AL;
Scaife lecture rm. 5, 6 pm

Ridgway Lecture
“Lessons in Leadership From JFK & LBJ for America’s New Commander in Chief,”
Gordon Goldstein, UN Secretary-General’s Strategic Planning Unit;
FFA aud., 7 pm (4-7884)

Bradford Campus Preservation Presentation
“Keystone Wilderness: A Citizens’ Wilderness Proposal for Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest,”
Kirk Johnson, Friends of Allegheny Wilderness;
Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 7pm

Contemporary Writers Reading
Paul Muldoon;
FFA aud., 8:30 pm

Friday 3

HPI Briefing
“Boards on Board for Quality Improvement,”
Jim Conway, Inst. for Healthcare Improvement;
PAA, 8-9:30 am

A&S/GSPIA/Asian Studies Conference
“General Matthew B. Ridgway & the Korean War”;
121 Lawrence, 8:30 am-5 pm (8-7367)

CLAS Colloquium
“Remembering the Future: The Legacies of Radical Politics in the Caribbean”;
5604 Posvar, 8:45 am (also April 4, 8 am, 4127 Sennott)

Johnstown Campus Psychology Conference
“Paradoxical Effects of Shock: The Role of Shock Intensity and Interresponse Times Followed by Shock,”
Jessica Everly;
Blackington, UPJ, 9 am (814/269-2954)

Chemistry & Petroleum Engineering Bayer Lecture
“Designing Robust Omniphobic Surfaces,”
Robert Cohen, MIT;
1175 Benedum, 9:30 am

Clinical Grand Rounds
“Mood Disorders & Adult Services,”
Jack Cahalane;
WPIC 2nd fl. aud., 11 am-12:30 pm

Human Genetics Seminar
“Head & Neck Cancer: Novel Molecular Mechanisms & Targeted Therapies,”
Silvio Gutkind;
A115 Crabtree, noon

CIDDE Workshop
“PowerPointers or Avoiding That Glassy-Eyed Stupor”;
815 Alumni, noon-1:30 pm

Classics/UHC Lecture
“The Lost Memoirs of Augustus,”
Anton Powell, École Normale Supérieure, Paris;
244A CL, 4 pm

Asian Studies/Film Studies/East Asian Film
“The Chaser”;
4130 Posvar, 6 pm

Film Studies Film
1501 Posvar, 6:30 pm

Music Performance
Gamelan Ensemble;
Bellefield aud., 8 pm (also April 4; 4-4125)

Saturday 4

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

Monday 6

Medical Ethics Conference
“Obesity: Ethical Issues in Prevention, Treatment & Research,”
Daniel Callahan, Yale;
“TV May Cause Obesity but the Evidence Is Thin,” Richard Scheines,
“Using Ideas From Behavioral Economics to Promote Weight Loss,”
George Loewenstein, CMU;
Scaife aud. 5, 9 am-4:30 pm (8-1305)

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian
“NIH Public Access Mandate: One Year Later,”
Barbara Epstein;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

REES Lecture
“Nature Cannot Handle Empty Space: The Competition Over the Identities of Religious Sites Among Turkish Muslims in Bulgaria,”
Hande Sozer, anthropology;
4217 Posvar, noon (8-7407)

CGS Workshop
“Preparing for Finals”;
McCarl Ctr., 4th fl. CL, 4-5:30 pm (also April 7, 8 & 9)

Biological Sciences Seminar
“Identify New Genes That Control Important Events in Early Mouse Embryogenesis,”
Kathryn Anderson;
169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Tuesday 7

Blood Drive
WPU lower lounge, 8 am-4 pm
(also Victoria 1st fl. lobby, 8 am-2 pm; 4-7702)

UCIS/GSPIA Conference
“The EU & NATO in the 21st Century: Security Collaborators or Competitors?”;
PA Rm., PAA, 8 am (4-7884)

HSLS Workshop
“Searching EBSCOHost CINAHL,”
Linda Hartman;
Falk Library classrm. 1, 9-10:30 am

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar
“Suppression of Premature Stop Codons as a Treatment for a Subset of Patients With Genetic Disorders,”
H. Lee Sweeney;
E&EI 5th fl. boardrm., 11 am

Office of Research/NCURA Broadcast Workshop
“Audits & the Audit Process,”
S120 Starzl BST, 11:30 am-3:30 pm (4-7405)

Health Services Research Seminar
“The Bypassing the Blues Trial: Telephone-Delivered Collaborative Care for Treating Post-CABG Depression,”
Bruce Rollman & Bea Herbeck Belnap;
305 Parkvale, noon

Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop
“Careers Over Lunch”;
S100 BST2, noon (412/578-3716)

Philosophy of Science Talk
“The Evolutionary Function of Moral Projection,”
Kyle Stanford, UC-Irvine;
817R CL, 12:05 pm (4-1052)

Asian Studies Tuesdays With Korea Lecture
“Korea’s State Ritual Music,”
Bell Yung, music;
4130 Posvar, 2:30 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.
Ballrm. B, U Club, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
“Regulation & Role of Cyclin E in the Genotoxic Stress Response,”
Alex Almasan, Cleveland Clinic;
1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

CGS Grad Certificate in Gerontology Info Session
4th fl. CL, 6 pm (4-6600)

Wednesday 8

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
Matthew Colman;
LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds
“Stress & the Development of Breast Cancer: Too Soon to Say No,”
Dana Bovbjerg;
Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Religious Studies Lecture
“Religion & Civil Society Actors in International Development: A Report on the Early Stages of a Project on Religion, Political Voice and Accountability,”
Paul Nelson;
2628 CL, noon

Staff Assn. Council Mtg.
1175 Benedum, 12:15-2 pm

Virtual Stock of the Month Club Meeting
109 Parran, 12:30 pm (

HSLS Workshop
“Peptide Mass Fingerprinting for Protein Identification,”
Manimalha Balasubramani;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3 pm

History Lecture
“Somos o No Somos Colombianos: Race & National Identity Formation on San Andres & Providence Islands, 1900-1930,”
Sharika Crawford;
2500 Posvar, 3-6 pm

Global Studies Lecture
“The World Food Crisis: What Is Actually Causing Millions to Suffer From Hunger & How the Human Rights Approach Can Help,”
Flavio Valente, FIAN;
107 Barco, 6 pm (4-2918)

Thursday 9

EOH Seminar
“Dissecting ATM Kinase-Dependent Mechanisms of Radioprotection,”
Christopher Bakkenist;
540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology Seminar
“Searching for Osteoporosis Susceptibility Genes: Past, Present & Future,”
Joseph Zmuda;
A115 Crabtree, noon

Chemistry Lecture
“The Quest for Porous Semiconductors,”
Mercouri Kanatzidis, Northwestern;
12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Computer-Assisted Ligand Design, a Perspective,”
Tack Kuntz, UC-San Francisco;
12A Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium
“Geographical Information Systems & Westmoreland County,”
Bradley Hurlburt;
11 Thaw, 4 pm

Friday 10

Information Sciences Archival Agitators & Advocates Lecture
“From Richard M. Nixon to George W. Bush: Government Secrecy & the Archival Profession,”
Bruce Montgomery, U of CO-Boulder;
501 IS, 10:30 am

CIDDE Workshop
“Advancing Authentic Learning Through Teaching”;
815 Alumni, noon-1:30 pm

Human Genetics Seminar
“Lessons From Pancreatic Cancer Genetics,”
Scott Kern; A115 Crabtree, noon

Medical Education Grand Rounds
“Anticipating, Eliciting & Interpreting Physical Findings: A Hypothesis-Driven Physical Exam,”
Georges Bordage, U of IL-Chicago;
Scaife 4th fl. lecture rm. 3, noon (8-9000)

Simulation & Modeling Seminar
Ivan Yotov, mathematics;
1175 Benedum, 2:30 pm (8-3094)

Monday 13

REES Lecture
“Boris Mikhailov’s Soviet Portraits,”
Liliana Milkova, National Gallery of Art;
4217 Posvar, noon (8-4707)

Biological Sciences Seminar
“Genomic Organization & Synthetic Biology,”
Pamela Silver;
169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Tuesday 14

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

CVR Seminar
“Mixed Infection & the Genesis of Influenza Diversity,”
Elodie Ghedin;
6014 BST3, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian
“Medical Humanities on the WWW,”
Jonathon Erlen;
Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Pharmacy Distinguished Lecture
“Complex Biological Responses to DNA Damaging Agents,”
Leona Samson, MIT;
355 Salk, noon

SAC Spring Assembly
“Spring Into a Healthy Lifestyle”;
WPU Assembly Rm., noon-2 pm (4-4236)

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar
Francisco Schopfer, medicine;
1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Law Lecture
“Biofueling Our Future: The Implications & Regulatory Challenges of Biofuels Development in Global Economies,”
Victor Mosoti, UN;
Teplitz courtrm., Barco, 7 pm (8-7023)

Bradford Campus Lecture
“Nothing So Successful as Success: The Suez Canal,”
Marvin Thomas, history;
Univ. Rm., Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm (814/362-5113)

Wednesday 15

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
“Winning the Race to Fracture Healing,”
William Ricci, Washington U;
LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Pathology Research Seminar
“The Future of Anatomic Pathology,”
Fred Silva, US & Canadian Academy of Pathology;
1105 Scaife, noon

IRB Discussion
“Optimizing the Consent Process,”
Christopher Ryan;
S120 Starzl BST, noon

Global Studies Lecture
“Microfinance Institution & World Poverty,”
Jen Lee;
4217 Posvar, noon (4-2918)

Senate Council Mtg.
2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Classics Lecture
“Chasing a Roman Soldier,”
James Russell, U of British Columbia;
208A CL, 4:30 pm

Thursday 16

Professional Development Lecture
“Developing Productive Writing Habits,”
Amy Markowitz, UC-San Francisco;
S120 Starzl BST, 8:30-10:30 am (also 3-5 pm)

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

EOH Seminar
“Eicosanoid Metabolism in Liver Inflammation & Carcinogenesis,”
Tong Wu;
540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Epidemiology Seminar
“Vascular Mechanisms Contributing to Functional Decline in Gait,”
Caterina Rosano;
A115 Crabtree, noon

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

ADRC Lecture
“Genetic Variation & Trajectories of Psychosis in AD,”
Robert Sweet, psychiatry & neurology;
ADRC conf. rm., S439 Montefiore, noon

Chemistry Lecture
“Recent Structural & Functional Insights Into the Heart of the Human Spliceosome,”
Andrew MacMillan, U of Alberta;
12B Chevron, 2:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture
“Biological Molecules in & out of Water: Mass Spectrometry, Optical Spectroscopy & Computational Studies,”
Rebecca Jockusch, U of Toronto;
12A Chevron, 4 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium
“CO2 Sequestration Potential of the North Michigan Silurian Reef Trend,”
Brian Toelle, Schlumberger;
11 Thaw, 4 pm

Integrative Medicine Lecture
“Tai Chi: A Daily Dose of Preventative Medicine,”
Joseph Bozzelli;
580 S. Aiken Ave., suite 310, Shadyside, 5:30 pm (412/623-3023)

Bradford Campus Comedy Show
Bromeley Family Theatre, Blaisdell, UPB, 7 pm

PhD Defenses

“Analysis of the ESTHER Project Data: A Comparison of Health Factors Between Lesbian & Heterosexual Women,”
Helen Smith;
April 2, A523 Crabtree, 2 pm

SHRS/Rehabilitation Science
“Clinical Presentation & Treatment Outcomes of Children & Adolescents With Low Back Pain in Physical Therapy,”
Shannon Clifford;
April 3, 6061 Forbes Tower, 9:30 am

“From Hollywood to Shanghai: American Silent Films in China,”
Qian Zhang;
April 3, 1128 CL, 1 pm

“Collision Energy Dependence of the Reactions of Metastable Ne With Small Molecules,”
Joseph Noroski;
April 3, 325 Eberly, 2:30 pm

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures
“‘La misma razón es dellos que de los indios’: Bartolomé de las Casas y las primeras representaciones críticas de la esclavitud Africana en la América Española, las isles del Atlántico y la costa occidental de Africa,”
Rubén Sánchez-Godoy;
April 6, 1528 CL, 11 am

“Comparison of Simulation-Based Performance With Metrics of Critical Thinking: A Pilot Study,”
Laura Fero;
April 6, 331 Victoria, 12:30 pm

“2:16alpha-Hydroxyestrone Metabolite Ratio & Breast Cancer: A Combined Analysis,”
Cher Dallal;
April 6, 109 Parran, 1 pm

“Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase, Oxidative Stress & Extracellular Matrix Syndecans in Pulmonary Fibrosis,”
Corrine Kliment;
April 6, 1102 Scaife, 3 pm

“Coarse-Grained Techniques to Study Dynamics of Long-Time Scale Conformational Changes of Proteins,”
Sebnem Essiz Gokhan;
April 6, 325 Eberly, 3:30 pm

“Analysis of Geographical Patterns in Modifiable Risk Factors in People With Diabetes in Southwestern PA,”
Laura Bettencourt;
April 7, A532 Crabtree, 10 am

SIS/Telecommunications & Networking
“Complementing the GSP Routing Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks,”
Maria Calle;
April 7, 502 IS, 10 am

“Incentive Processing & Inhibitory Control in Adolescents & Young Adults,”
Charles Geier;
April 7, 4127 Sennott, 1 pm

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
“The Role of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor & the Liver X Receptor in Gene Regulation & Metabolic Homeostasis,”
Jung Hoon Lee;
April 7, 456 Salk, 2 pm

A&S/History of Art & Architecture
“The Phantom of Inspiration: Elena Polenova, Mariia Iakunchikova & the Emergence of Modernism in Russian Art,”
Kristen Harkness;
April 8, 104 FFA, 10 am

Medicine/Biomedical Informatics
“A Bayesian Rule Generation Framework for ‘Omic’ Biomedical Data Analysis,”
Jonathan Lustgarten;
April 9, M183 Parkvale, 11 am

“Noninvasive Imaging of Brain Vasculature With High Resolution Blood Oxygenation Level-Dependent Venography in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Applications to Functional & Clinical Studies,”
Sung-Hong Park;
April 10, 1175 Benedum, 11 am

“Austrian Jews & the Idea of Europe: Reformulating Multi-nationalism as a Response to the Disintegration of the Habsburg Empire, 1880-1939,”
Katherine Sorrels;
April 14, 3703 Posvar, 11 am

“The Allenic Carbocyclization Reaction of Allene-ynes: Progress Towards the Syntheses of Fumagillol & Ovalicin,”
Jolie DeForrest;
April 14, 706 Chevron, 1 pm

“The Implementation of West African Musical Traits & Techniques in the Music of Art Blakey, Yusef Lateef & Randy Weston,”
Jason Squinobal;
April 14, 114 Music, 1 pm

Medicine/Integrative Molecular Biology
“Allosteric Modulation of G Protein-Coupled Receptors,”
Naveena Yanamala;
April 14, 1018 BST3, 3 pm

“Role of Cell-Cell Adhesion in Profilin-1-Dependent Modulation of Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation,”
Li Zou;
April 14, 306 Ctr. for Bioengineering, 300 Technology Dr., 2nd fl. conf. rm., 3:30 pm

“This Fierce Geometry: Uses of the Judeo-Christian Bible in the Anti-Abolitionist & Anti-Gay Rhetoric of the United States,”
Michael Mazza;
April 15, 527 CL, 9 am

A&S/History of Art & Architecture
“New Directions in Research on Illuminated Manuscripts Containing Nicholas of Lyra’s Postilla Super Totam Bibliam,”
Sarah Bromberg;
April 15, 203 FFA, noon

“Conflicting Lines, Cohesive Structures: Multiple-Directed Linearity in Witold Lutoslawski’s Third Symphony,”
James Ogburn;
April 15, 302 Music, 1 pm

A&S/Hispanic Languages & Literatures
“Conflicto, hegemonía y nacionalismo tutelado en Colombia 2002-2008: Entre la comunicación gubernamental y la ficción noticiosa de television,”
Fabio López de la Roche;
April 16, 1528 CL, 10 am

A&S/Political Science
“Surveying Public Opinion in Transitional China: An Examination of Survey Response,”
Liying Ren;
April 16, 4606 Posvar, 11 am

SIS/Library & Information Science
“On & On We Go With Copyright: The Role of the Association of Research Libraries in the Development of the Copyright Act of 1976,”
Jonathan Miller;
April 16, 501 IS, 11 am

Education/Health & Physical Activity
“Validation of Adult OMNI Perceived Exertion Scales for Elliptical Ergometry,”
Ryan J. Mays;
April 16, Baierl Conf. Rm., Petersen, 2 pm


Bradford Campus Theatre
through April 4 at 7:30 pm, April 5 at 2 pm, Studio Theatre, Blaisdell, UPB (814/362-5113)

Pitt Repertory Theatre
“Angels in America Part II: Perestroika”;
through April 11, Wed.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster (4-0933)

Theatre Arts Shakespeare-in-the-Schools Production
“Tomato Plant Girl,”
an ecologically themed play aimed at grades K-4;
April 4, 5, 11 at 10 am, Stephen Foster (4-3459)

Kuntu Repertory Theatre
“Pain in My Heart” & “Reachings”;
through April 18, Th.-Sat. at 8 pm, Sun. at 4 pm, also April 11 at 1 pm & April 16 at 11 am, Alumni 7th fl. aud. (4-7298)


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

Bradford Campus Student Art Exhibit
“Affairs of the Art”;
through April 15, KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB, 8 am-6 pm M-F (814/362-5113)

Studio Arts Student Exhibition
Through April 25, University Art Gallery, FFA, M-F 10 am-4 pm

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).


Nationality Council Int’l Cabaret Ball
Social will be held at 5 pm & buffet dinner at 6 pm on April 18. Reservation deadline is April 10. Tickets are $30 ($15 for students);
checks should be made payable to University of Pittsburgh and sent to the Nationality Rooms Program, 1209 CL.

Conflict of Interest Filing
Deadline April 15. COI disclosures must be filed through

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

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include events of April 16-30. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm April 9 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


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