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September 17, 2009


Thursday 17

Brett Hammond of TIAA-CREF will speak on “The New Rules of Investing: 6 Principles for Planning a Safe & Secure Retirement” Sept. 30 in Alumni Hall’s Connolly Ballroom.

Brett Hammond of TIAA-CREF will speak on “The New Rules of Investing: 6 Principles for Planning a Safe & Secure Retirement” Sept. 30 in Alumni Hall’s Connolly Ballroom.

Pitt Arts Fair

WPU Ballrm., 11 am-1:30 pm (4-4498)

EOH Seminar

“Genomic Instability in Chromium Carcinogenesis,”

Anatoly Zhitkovich;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

Endocrine Research Conference

“PTH Receptor Studies in Live Cells: What Have We Learned?”

Jean-Pierre Vilardaga;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“How Do You Know Whether an Environmental Chemical Causes Cancer: Benzene & Formaldehyde,”

Bernard Goldstein;

A115 Crabtree, noon

English Humanities Colloquium

“The Missing Homeland of Edward Said,”

Aamir Mufti, UCLA;

526 CL, 12:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Focus on Behavioral Medicine: Searching in PsycINFO,”

Ester Saghafi;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 1-2:30 pm

Law Constitution Day 1st Amendment Panel Discussion

Jules Lobel, law;

Witold Walczak,  ACLU,  & Stephen Zappala, Allegheny Cty. DA;

107 Barco, 1:15 pm

Otolaryngology Muse Lecture

“Decision-Making in Advanced Head & Neck Cancer: A Changing Paradigm & New Frontier,”

Gregory Wolf;

S120 Starzl BST, 4 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Adapting & Implementing an ‘Organic First’ Curriculum,”

Michael Kahlow, U of WI-River Falls;

155 Benedum, 4 pm

Global Studies Lecture

“The Basics of the G-20: What to Expect From the Pgh. Summit,”

Charlotte Lott, Chatham;

113 Barco, 6 pm (4-2918)

Bradford Campus Improv Show

The Improvers;

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 8-10 pm

Contemporary Writers Reading

Aleksandar Hemon;

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 8:30 pm

Friday 18

Endocrine Conference

“Opening Windows Into the Cell in Vivo: Potential for Pediatric Disorders,”

Kevin Conley;

1195 Starzl BST, 8:30 am

Memorial Service

For Allan Drash, emeritus professor of pediatrics & epidemiology;

Heinz Chapel, 11 am

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“Diagnostic Errors in Medical Education: Where Wrongs Can Make Rights,”

Kevin Eva, McMaster U;

Scaife 4th fl. lecture rm. 3, noon (8-9000)

Sr. VC’s Research Seminar

“Developing Novel Zebrafish Models to Investigate Neurological Diseases,”

Edward Burton;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Global Studies Lecture

“Rebellion, Repression & Civil War,”

Patrick Regan, Binghamton U;

4500 Posvar, noon

Senate Budget Policies Committee Mtg.

501 CL, 12:10 pm

Int’l Legal Education Alumni Lecture

Jeffrey Koncsol;

107 Barco, 1 pm (8-7023)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Epidemiological Method, Casual Interference & Non-Randomized Statistics: The Case of Three Mile Island,”

Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Notre Dame;

817R CL, 3:30 pm

Classics Lecture

“Hector & the Will of Zeus in ‘The Iliad,’”

Wolfgang Bernard, U of Rostock;

244A CL, 4 pm

English Film


1501 Posvar, 6:30 pm

Saturday 19

CGS Family Picnic

CL lawn near log cabin, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Asian Studies/Music Presentation

“Kunqu: the Classical Opera of Globalized China”;

132 Music, 4-5:30 pm (8-7426)

Football Vs. Navy;

Heinz Field, 6 pm

Bradford Campus Auction for the Arts

Blaisdell, UPB, 6:30 pm

Monday 21

Flu Shot Clinic

WPU Dining Rm. B, 10 am-2 pm (also Sept. 28, Posvar Galleria, 10 am-2 pm; Oct. 1, 402 Salk, 1-6 pm)

Translational Neuroscience Seminar

“Distinct Neural Signatures of Executive Function Deficits in Schizophrenia & Autism,”

Dara Manoach;

W1695 Starzl BST, noon

Ctr. for Vaccine Research Seminar

“Laboratory Security Measures & Policy Development,”

Gigi Kwik Gronvall;

6014 BST3, 1 pm

Ridgway Panel Discussion

“Development of Failed States, Their Impact on National Security & the Millennium Development Goals,”

Gen. Paul Eaton, Nat’l Security Network;

Rueben Brigety, Ctr. for American Progress, & Anita Sharma, Millennium Campaign;

4127 Sennott, 6-7:30 pm

Tuesday 22

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“MicroRNAs May Be Useful Biomarkers for Cervical Cancer,”

Amy Gardiner;

“Proteolytic Control of Centriole Biogenesis in Tumor Cells,”

Nina Korzeniewski;

“Adipose-Derived Stem Cells & Breast Cancer Dormancy,”

Ludovic Zimmerlin;

“Merkel Cell Polyomavirous T Antigen Expression in Human Tissues,”

Reety Arora;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrms. B & C, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“Trust in the Health Care System & the Use of Preventive Services by Older Black & White Adults,”

Donald Musa;

305 Parkvale, noon

MWRI Seminar

“What’s Sleep Got to Do With It? Exploring Sleep Disturbances as a Risk Factor for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes,”

Michele Okun;

MWRI 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon (412/641-1427)

CGS Workshop

“Time Management”;

McCarl Ctr., 4th fl. CL, 4-5:30 pm

OED Limbach Lecture

“Developing a Market for New Products & Services: Precision Therapeutics Experience,”

Sean McDonald, Precision Therapeutics;

S100A Starzl BST, 4-6 pm (4-3160)

Wednesday 23

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Spinal Injuries,”

Steven Leckie;

LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Update on Medicare Coverage & Clinical Applications of PET/CT in Oncology,”

Todd Blodgett;

Herberman Conf. Ctr. 2nd fl. aud., 8 am

Pathology Martinez Lecture

“Alzheimer’s Disease: Out of Sight, Out of Mind,”

Seth Love, U of Bristol;

1105AB Presby, noon

Sociology Panel Discussion

“A Scholarly Examination Into the Protests at the G-20 Summit,”

Suzanne Staggenborg, Mohammed Bamyeh, Rachel Kutz-Flamenbaum & Tim Vining;

2432 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm

Latin American Studies Forum

“Finance Ministries of Argentina, Brazil, South Africa & India”;

Pennsylvania Rm. PAA, 12:30-2:30 pm (412/683-4226)

HSLS Workshop

“SNPs & Genetic Variation,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3:30 pm

History Lecture

“Political Regimes: Classifications, Criticism & the Formulation of a New Concept,”

Diego Olstein, Hebrew U of Jerusalem;

3703 Posvar, 4 pm

Thursday 24

HSLS Workshop

“Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Johnstown Campus Flu Shot Clinic

Cambria Rm. Student Union, UPJ, 11 am-3:30 pm

ADRC Lecture

“Amyloid Imaging: Now That We Can See It, What Does It All Mean?”

William Klunk, psychiatry & neurology;

S439 Montefiore, noon (412/692-2700)

CGS Workshop

“Building Relationships With Faculty”;

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 4-5:30 pm (also Oct. 1)

Greensburg Campus La Cultura Lecture

“Race in Brazil: Recent History & Current Debates,”

George Reid Andrews, history;

Campana Chapel, UPG, 7 pm

Bradford Campus Author Reading

Mary Yukari Waters;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm

Friday 25

Greensburg Campus Golf Outing

Greensburg Country Club, registration starts 7:30 am, shotgun start 8:30 am (724/836-7039)

Latin American Studies Panel Discussion

“Voices From Latin America”;

DL aud., 9:30-11:30 am (412/683-4226)

Faculty Development Seminar for Medical Educators

“Teaching Team,”

Paula Monaghan-Nichols;

Scaife lecture rm. 3, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Examining the Limits of Physics: Experimental Diversity vs. the Physics of Big Experiments,”

Slobodan Perovic, Carleton U (Canada);

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Allegheny Observatory Open House

159 Riverview Ave., Riverview Park, 7-10 pm (reservations required: 412/321-2400)

Saturday 26

Johnstown Campus Musical Theatre Performance

“Smokey Joe’s Café”;

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 7:30 pm (tickets: 814/269-7200)

Monday 28

Global Studies Lecture

“Islamic Law: Shariah Compliant Investment Vehicles,”

Steven Adelkoff, K&L Gates LLP;

WPU lower lounge, 6 pm (4-2918)

Bradford Campus Music Performance

Grand Dérangement;

Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell, UPB, 7:30 pm

Tuesday 29

EHS/SAC Health, Safety & Security Day

WPU patio & lawn, 10:45 am-2 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“The Spindle Checkpoint,”

Hongtao Yu, U of TX;

520 E&EI, 11 am

Basic & Translational Research Seminar

“Identifying Novel Mechanisms & Strategies for Cancer Prevention,”

John DiGiovanni;

Cooper Conf. Ctr. classrms. B & C, noon

Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar

“Building a Pharmacological Lexicon: Small Molecule Discovery in Academia,”

John Lazo;

456 Salk, noon

MWRI Seminar

“Application of Comparative Genomic Hybridization Technique in Clinical Diagnosis & Research: Insights Into Congenital Disorders & Cancer Pathogenesis,” Svetlana Yatsenko;

MWRI 1st fl. conf. ctr., noon (412/641-1427)

MMR Seminar

“Histone Deacetylases in Kidney Development,”

Samid El-Dahr;

Rangos 3rd fl. conf. ctr., noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Emotions as Multimodal Constructs,”

Lisa Damm, UC-San Diego;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“UPDDI Overview”;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

ReSET Seminar

“Smoking Behavior in the Context of the Lung Cancer Screening Study: Pittsburgh Lung Screening Study (PLuSS),”

Joel Weissfeld;

109 Parran, 3:30 pm

Ridgway/Global Studies Lecture

“Today’s Independent World Order,”

Alexander Lennon, Washington Quarterly;

Alcoa Rm. Barco, 4 pm (4-2918)

Women’s Studies/Cultural Studies Lecture

“Scientific Rules for Realness: Matching & Its Critics in American Adoption,”

Ellen Herman, U of OR;

3703 Posvar, 4 pm

CGS Workshop

“How to Write Essays for Scholarships”;

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 5:15 pm

REES/Global Studies Lecture

“The Language Identity in the Area of Former Yugoslavia,”

Ljiljana Duraskovic;

Sutherland lower lounge, 8 pm (4-2918)

Wednesday 30

Orthopaedic Grand Rounds

“ACL Reconstruction: Can We Improve on a Great Operation?”

Martha Meaney Murray, Harvard, & Braden Campbell Fleming, RI Hospital;

LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

HSLS Workshop

“PubMed Basics,”

Jill Foust;

Falk Library classrm. 1, 10-11:30 am

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Ahlam Saleh;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

TIAA-CREF Workshop

“The New Rules of Investing: 6 Principles for Planning a Safe & Secure Retirement,”

Brett Hammond;

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, noon (

CRSP Lecture

“Examining 5 Prominent Explanations for the Black/White School Achievement Gap,”

Gary St. C. Oates, Bowling Green State U;

2017 CL, noon-1:30 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Peptide Mass Fingerprinting for Protein Identification,”

Manimalha Balasubramani;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, 1-3 pm

Slavic Languages & Literatures/REES Lecture

“The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko & the Age of Revolution,”

Alex Storozynski, Kosciuszko Foundation;

4130 Posvar, 2 pm

History Lecture

“Two Waves of Globalization Amidst 3 Waves of Anti-Hegemonic Party States,”

Diego Olstein, Hebrew U of Jerusalem;

3703 Posvar, 4 pm

Global Issues Lecture

“Beyond Food, Inc.: Food Rights & Food System Reform,”

Molly Anderson, Food Systems Integrity;

WPU Assembly Rm., 7 pm (4-2918)

Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)


Thursday 1

Greensburg Campus Grad & Professional School Fair

Chambers Gymnasium, UPG, 10 am-1 pm

Endocrine Research Conference

“The Molecular Architecture of Mitochondrial Energy Metabolism,”

Jerry Vockley;

1195 Starzl BST, noon

Epidemiology Seminar

“Fluoride: Turning the Tide on Dental Decay,”

Robert Weyant;

A115 Crabtree, noon

HSLS Lunch With a Librarian

“Finding Full-Text Articles,”

Mary Lou Klem;

Falk Library conf. rm. B, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Skewed Sex Ratio at Birth & Women’s Roles & Status in South Korea,”

Young Rae Oum;

4130 Posvar, noon

Humanities Colloquium

“Playing for Peace: Reggae-Rap & Hip-Folk Among African Migrants in the Ukraine,”

Adriana Helbig, music;

526 CL, 12:30 pm

Humanities/Latin American Studies Lecture

“American Exceptionalism: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of William Appleman Williams’s ‘The Tragedy of American Diplomacy,’”

Greg Grandin, NYU;

501 CL, 3 pm

PhD Defenses


“Bioengineered Urethral Augmentation,”

Donna Haworth;

Sept. 17, Bridgeside Point conf. rm. A, 1 pm

A&S/Intelligent Systems

“User Simulation for Spoken Dialog System Development,”

Hua Ai;

Sept. 21, 5317 Sennott, 9 am

SHRS/Physical Therapy

“The Cost-Effectiveness of a Treatment-based Classification (TBC) Approach in the Management of Low-Back Pain in the Outpatient Physical Therapy Care Setting,”

John McGee;

Sept. 21, 4065 Forbes Tower, 11 am


“Measurements of Protein Folding/Misfolding Using Pulsed Electron Spin Resonance,”

Sangmi Jun;

Sept. 24, 307 Eberly, 10 am


“A Meta-Analytic Framework for Combining Incomparable Cox Proportional Hazard Models Caused by Omitting Important Covariates,”

Xing Yuan;

Sept. 25, 109 Parran, 1 pm

Medicine/Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

“Osteoclasts Are Important for Bone Angiogenesis,”

Frank Cackowski;

Sept. 25, 1295 Starzl BST, 2:30 pm


“Notions of Friendship in the Bloomsbury Group: The Influence of G. E. Moore, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster & Virginia Woolf,”

Llana Carroll;

Sept. 25, 526 CL, 3:30 pm


“Acting Social: The Cinema of Mike Nichols,”

Curtis Kyle Stevens;

Sept. 28, 526 CL, 10 am

Medicine/Biomedical Informatics

“Speech-to-Chart: Speech Recognition & Natural Language Processing for Dental Charting,”

Regina Yuhaniak Irwin;

Sept. 28, M184 Parkvale, 2 pm


“The Effect of Guilt on Cooperation in a One-Shot, Anonymous Prisoner’s Dilemma Game,”

L. Ian Reed;

Sept. 29, 4127 Sennott, 9:30 am


“Analysis of Non-Ignorable Missing & Left-Censored Longitudinal Biomarker Data,”

Abdus Sattar;

Sept. 29, 308 Parran, 1:30 pm


Titusville Campus Performance

“Coal Oil Johnny”;

Sept. 24-26, Henne Aud., UPT, 7:30 pm


Bradford Campus Art Exhibit

“Canticle of the Creatures” by Edith Feuerstein Schrot;

through Oct. 9;

KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell, UPB, M-Th 8:30 am-8 pm & Fri. 8:30 am-6 pm (814/362-5155)

Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Panopoly” by Rana Ryan;

Sept. 18-Nov. 6;

Barco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours


Teaching Surveys

Survey requests must be submitted online by Oct. 2: Log onto and click on the direct link. Survey period is Oct. 19-Dec. 11; surveys are scheduled as requests are received. (4-6134)

UCIS Grant for Faculty Research or Teaching in Germany

Application deadline is Oct. 15. (info & application procedure:

Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Awards

Nomination forms due to George Klinzing, 826 CL, by Oct. 23.

UCIS-EUCE Faculty Fellowship

Application deadline is Nov. 2. (info & application procedure:

Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Awards

Nomination letters due to Patricia Beeson, c/o Nancy Reilly, G33 CL, by Oct. 9 and mini-packets are due by Nov. 6.

Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Awards

Nomination letters due to Andrew Blair, 826 CL, by Nov. 16.

European Studies Faculty Grant

Application deadline is Dec. 4. (info & application procedure:

EUCE Faculty Research Grant

Application deadline is Dec. 11. (info & application procedure:

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include events of Oct. 1-15. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Sept. 24 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to


Information submitted for the Calendar of the Times should identify the type of event, such as lecture or concert, and the program’s specific title, sponsor, location and time. The name and phone number of a contact person also should be included. Information should be sent to the University Times by email to:, by FAX to: 412/ 624-4579, or by campus mail to: 308 Bellefield Hall. We cannot guarantee publication of events received after the deadline.

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