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October 1, 2009


Thursday 1

European Studies/English/French Workshop

“If You Know the Codes, You Win a Tony: Translating French & Francophone Theater for the American Stage,”

Judith Graves Miller, NYU;

1218 CL, 10 am-noon

Int’l Week Health Sciences Fair

WPU Ballrm., 11 am-2 pm (8-7413)

EOH Seminar

“The Role of EC-SOD & Gender in Silica-Induced Lung Injury,”

Cheryl Fattman;

540 Bridgeside Point, noon

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

Computer Science Colloquium

“Understanding NAND Flash & Its Role in the Enterprise Storage Hierarchy,”

George Totolos, Netapp;

5317 Sennott, noon

Humanities Colloquium

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

Adriana Helbig, music;

526 CL, 12:30 pm

Flu Shot Clinic

402 Salk, 1-6 pm ($25 check payable to UPMC Falk Pharmacy)

Chemistry Lecture

“Water-Soluble, Supramolecular Capsules: Structured Nano-Space for Inhibiting or Promoting Chemical Reactivity,”

Bruce Gibb, U of New Orleans;

157 Benedum, 2:30 pm

PACWC/Women’s Studies Lecture

“Breast Cancer in the Molecular Era,”

Nancy Davidson, UPCI & UPMC Cancer Ctr.;

2501 Posvar, 3 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

African Studies Lecture

“Robert Mugabe: An Asset or Liability for Zimbabwe?”

Tompson Makahamadze, Chatham;

4130 Posvar, 3-5 pm (4-8143)

GSPH Biostatistics Seminar

“Observational Research in the Pharmaceutical Industry,”

Jon Fryzek, Medimmune;

A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“What Happens After the Orogeny?”

Elizabeth Goeke, UPJ;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Protein Diffusion in Live E. Coli,”

Jim Weisshaar, U of WI;

157 Benedum, 4 pm

CGS Workshop

“Building Relationships With Faculty”;

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

Int’l Week Lecture

“The History of Globalization & the Political Regimes During the Short 20th Century,”

Diego Olstein, Hebrew U of Jerusalem;

4130 Posvar, 6 pm (4-2918)

Int’l Week Study Abroad Info Session

WPU Kurtzman Rm., 6-8 pm (8-7413)

Int’l Week World Dance Showcase

WPU Ballrm., 7-10 pm

Int’l Week Cultural Event

Reggae band performance;

WPU Nordy’s Place, 7-10 pm

Int’l Week African Students Party

WPU Assembly Rm., 10 pm-2:30 am

Friday 2

Flu Shot Clinic

1228 CL, 10 am-2pm ($25 check payable to UPMC Falk Pharmacy)

Int’l Week Dance Performance

Brazil Nuts;

WPU Ballrm., 10 am-noon

Computer Science Distinguished Lecture

“Constrained Conditional Models: Learning & Inference in Natural Language Understanding,”

Dan Roth, U of IL/Urbana-Champaign;

5317 Sennott, 10:30 am

Int’l Week Study Abroad Fair

WPU Assembly Rm., 11 am-3 pm (8-7413)

WPIC Lecture

“Molecular Circadian Rhythms in Bipolar I Disorder,”

Christine Ponder;

Detre 2nd fl. aud., 11 am-12:30 pm

Int’l Week Lecture

“A Domestic Logic for International Delegation: U.S. Support of GATT/WTO Legalization,”

Alexander Thompson, Ohio State;

4500 Posvar, 11 am-12:30 pm

Int’l Week Cultural Event

“Sukkot Around the World”;

WPU lawn, noon-2 pm (412/621-8875)

Faculty Development Lecture for Medical Educators

“Teaching Team,”

Paula Monaghan-Nichols;

Scaife lecture rm. 3, noon

Sociology/Women’s Studies Lecture

“What Makes Pro-Lifers Tick: Understanding Mobilization Against Legalized Abortion,”

Ziad Munson, Lehigh;

2431 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm

Computer Science Industry Board Lecture

“Software Engineering at Google: Product Search,”

Kamal Nigam, Google;

5317 Sennott, 1 pm

Int’l Week Lecture

“The Secret Police of the Former East Germany: Their Dissolution & Legacy,”

David Gill; Teplitz Mem. Courtrm., Barco, 1 pm (8-7023)

Latin American Studies/Hispanic Languages & Literatures Lecture

“Narraciones de la militancia guerrillera en Argentina: Giro de sujeto (Guerrilla Narratives in Argentina: The Turn of the Subject),”

Juan Duchesne-Winter;

142 CL, 1 pm

Int’l Week African Festival

WPU lower lounge, 3-9 pm

Classics Lecture

“Herodotus & Thucydides on Blind Decisions in Taking Military Action,”

Hans-Peter Stahl;

244B CL, 4 pm

CGS Alumni Networking Social

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 4:30-6 pm

English Films

“Blood of the Beasts” & “Modify”;

1501 Posvar, 6:30 pm

Japanese Film

“The Cat Returns”;

125 FFA, 7:30 pm

Int’l Week Cultural Event

“The World en Vogue Presents: Beyond the Fabric”;

WPU Assembly Rm., 8-10 pm

Saturday 3

Dental Medicine Education Seminar

“Radiology Review for the Dental Assistant,”

Judith Gallagher;

2148 Salk, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

Bradford Campus Book Sale

Hanley Library, UPB, 11 am-3 pm

Bradford Campus Block Party & Vendor Fair

Bromeley Family Quad, UPB, noon-4 pm

Asian Studies Event

“Celebrating Gandhi: the Man & His Teachings”;

Bellefield aud., 3-6 pm (8-7426)

Bradford Campus Kids Night Out

Sport & Fitness Ctr., UPB, 4-8 pm (814/362-7532)

Int’l Week Chinese Students & Scholars Assn. Talent Show

120 & 121 DL, 6:30 pm

Monday 5

Sr. VC’s Laureate Lecture

“HPV Vaccination to Prevent Cervical Cancer: Current Realities & Future Possibilities,”

Douglas Lowy, NCI;

Scaife aud. 6, noon

Tuesday 6

GI Educational Program: Pathophysiology/Board Review

“Hepatic & Biliary Anatomy & Physiology,”

Shahid Malik;

Presby M2 conf. rm., 7:30 am

Religious Studies/Sociology Lecture

“The 1990s Immigrants From the FSU in Israel: 20 Years Later,”

Majid Al-Haj, U of Haifa;

4130 Posvar, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Two Challenges for the Unification of Electromagnetism & Optics,”

Lydia Patton, VA Tech;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Towards the Comprehensive Characterization of the Membrane Proteome,”

Christine Wu, U of CO-Denver;

520 E&EI, 2 pm

Faculty Assembly Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Glycolytic Enzymopathy: TPI, Chaperones, the Sodium Pump & Other Players,”

Michael Palladino;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Integrative Molecular Biology Seminar

“Stem Cells & Cancer: 2 Faces of Self Renewal,”

Michael Clarke;

Scaife lecture rm. 3, 4 pm

Ford Inst. for Human Security Film

“My Neighbor, My Killer” with filmmaker Anne Aghion;

FFA aud., 6:30 pm

Wednesday 7

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Infections of Prosthetic Joints,”

Sarah Kolpin;

LHAS aud. 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Clinical Oncology & Hematology Grand Rounds

“Young Adults & Cancer: When 2 Worlds Collide,”

Peter Shaw & Courtney Clark;

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

Flu Shot Clinic

1175 Benedum, 10 am-2pm ($25 check payable to UPMC Falk Pharmacy)

Pathology Research Seminar

“From Mouse Pathology to Human Disease: Lessons From Kidney & Skin,”

Jeffrey Miner, Washington U-St. Louis;

1104 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

HSLS Workshop

“Introduction to Vector NTI,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

History Symposium

“The African Diaspora: A History Through Culture,”

Patrick Manning;

3702 Posvar, 3:30-5:30 pm

CGS Workshop

“Critical Reading Skills”;

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 4-5:30 pm (also Oct. 15)

GI Grand Rounds

“EMRs, Clinical Research & Economic Survival,”

Michael Dunn; 11 Scaife, 5-6:15 pm

ULS Singers-Songwriters Performance

Erika May & David King;

Cup & Chaucer, Hillman, 6 pm

Thursday 8

HSLS Workshop

“Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10 am-noon

Molecular Biophysics/Structural Biology Seminar

“Membrane Protein Structural Biology: From Micelles to Bacterial Invasion,”

Linda Columbus, UVA;

6014 BST3, 11 am

Bradford Campus Music Performance


KOA Speer Electronics Lobby, Blaisdell, UPB, 11:30 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Epi in Action!”

Thistle Elias;

A115 Crabtree, noon

GSPH Sonis Lecture

“Chaos & Organization in Health Care,”

Thomas Lee, Partners Healthcare System;

S120 Starzl BST, noon (412/692-4853)

Humanities Colloquium

“Between Women,”

Sharon Marcus, Columbia;

526 CL, 12:30 pm

Chemistry Kaufman Lecture

“From Nature & Back Again: Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, Electronics & the Environment,”

Angela Belcher, MIT; 169 Crawford, 2:30 pm

History Symposium

“Abolition: A History of Slavery & Antislavery,” Seymour Drescher; 3703 Posvar, 3:30-5:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Iron & Dissolved Organic Matter-Mediated Oxidation: Reduction Geochemistry in Natural Waters,” J. Alexandra Hakala, DOE; 203 Thaw, 4 pm

Humanities Lecture

“‘Salome’ & the Drama of Celebrity,”

Sharon Marcus;

501 CL, 4:30 pm

Friday 9

SBDC Workshop

“The 1st Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business”;

Mervis, 7:30-10 am (8-1542)

Dental Medicine Education Seminar

“OSHA/Bloodborne Pathogen Update,”

W. H. Milligan;

2148 Salk, 9 am-noon

GI Research Rounds

“Exploring the Role of the Immune System in Obesity,”

Maja Stefanovic-Racic;

Presby M2 conf. rm., noon

Medical Education Grand Rounds

“Why We Need an Updated ‘Osler Report’ & Not a ‘Flexner Report,’”

Stephen Greenberg, Baylor;

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

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“The Quest for Scientific Proof in Psychological Medicine,”

Drozdstoj Stoyanov, U of Plovdiv;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

Chemistry Kaufman Lecture

“Genetically Engineered Materials for Energy Applications,”

Angela Belcher, MIT;

169 Crawford, 2:30 pm

Johnson Inst. Lecture

“The Emergence of an International Framework for Privacy Protection: Next Steps,”

Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Ctr.;

Univ. Club, 4 pm (8-1336)

French & Italian Tucci Lecture

“Shakespeare Italianate: Skeptical Crises in 3 Plays of Shakespeare,”

Lawrence Rhu, U of SC;

244B CL, 5 pm

Sunday 11

Heinz Chapel Choir Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (4-4125)

Monday 12

• No classes due to fall break for students. Univ. offices & buildings remain open.

Bradford Campus Admissions Open House

UPB, 9 am-1:30 pm (1-800-872-1787)

Flu Shot Clinic

540 Bridgeside Point, 10 am-2pm ($25 check payable to UPMC Falk Pharmacy)

Tuesday 13

• Classes normally scheduled to meet on Monday, Oct. 12, will be held today. Tuesday classes will not meet this week.

GI Educational Program

“What Do Commonly Used Statistical Terms Mean (OR, RR, HR, Attributable Risk, NNT, NNH, etc.)?”

Julie Holinga;

Presby M2 conf. rm., 7:30 am

Ctr. for Vaccine Research Seminar

“HIV & Tuberculosis Immunology,”

Richard Koup;

6014 BST3, noon

Health Services Research Seminar

“The Quality of Nursing Home Chains,”

Michael Lin;

305 Parkvale, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

“Does a Rock Perform Every Computation?”

Mark Sprevak, King’s College;

817R CL, 12:05 pm

HSLS Workshop

“Searching in CINAHL,”

Mary Lou Klem;

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

HSLS Workshop

“EndNote Basics,”

Patricia Weiss;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 1-3 pm

Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar

“Lipidomics & Systems Biology Level Analysis of Cellular Signaling Pathways,”

H. Alex Brown, Vanderbilt;

1395 Starzl BST, 3:30 pm

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture

“Body Double: The Author Incarnate in the Cinema,”

Lucy Fischer, English/film studies;

2500 Posvar, 4 pm

Bradford Campus Lecture

“The Great Automobile Race of 1908: New York to Paris,”

Capt. Jeff Mahl;

Mukaiyama U Rm., Frame-Westerberg Commons, UPB, 7 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

Mana Saxophone Quartet;

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Wednesday 14

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

“Perioperative Multimodal Analgesia in Orthopaedic Surgery: A Focus on Arthroplasty,”

Kanu Goyal;

LHAS aud., 7th fl. Montefiore, 7 am

Inst. for Entrepreneurial Excellence Workshop

“Show Me the Money! SBIR/STTR: The Basics”;

104 Mervis, 7:30-9:30 am (8-1542)

Pathology Research Seminar

“A Unitary Model of How PF4 Contributes to Physiologic Thrombosis & to the Pathologic Disorder of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT),”

M. Anna Kowalska, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia;

1105 Scaife, noon (8-1040)

HSLS Workshop

“Pathway Analysis Tools,”

Ansuman Chattopadhyay;

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

Senate Council Mtg.

2700 Posvar, 3 pm

Greensburg Campus Flu Shot Clinic

214 Chambers, UPG, 3-6 pm

History Lecture

“Lost Opportunity: Political Loyalism in Northern Ireland, 1972-1982,” Anthony Novosel; 3703 Posvar, 4 pm

Contemporary Writers Reading

Anne Sanow & Ann Patchett;

FFA aud., 7:30 pm

Greensburg Campus St. Clair Lecture

“Tales of Donora: How What Happened in a Small Mill Town Changed the Nature of Environmental Policy Around the World,” Devra Davis;

Ferguson Theater, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/836-7497)

Thursday 15

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds

“Resident Research Presentations,”

Brad Bissell, Aaron Brown, Michael Gerber, Michael McGrath, Linda Morrison, Matthew Riverburgh;

“Flaming Idiots: Burns in the ED,”

Audrey McCandless;

“Morbidity & Mortality Conference,”

Nate Gilmore;

230 McKee Pl., 5th fl. classrm. A, 8 am-noon

HSLS Workshop

“The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters,”

Sam Lewis;

Falk Library classrm. 2, 10-11:30 am

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee Forum

“Ask the IACUC,”

Frank Jenkins;

Rangos Research Ctr. aud., 10 am

Epidemiology Seminar

“Why Some Generations Are More Violent Than Others: Toward a Developmental-Ecologic Model for Understanding Violence Risk,”

Anthony Fabio;

A115 Crabtree, noon

Asian Studies Lecture

“Performing Past & Present: Tradition & Modernity in Japanese Group Taiko Performance,”

Benjamin Pachter, music;

4130 Posvar, noon

Humanities Colloquium

“Teaching Faulkner,”

Julia Stern, Northwestern;

526 CL, 12:30 pm

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Nutrient Cycling in Forests: Lessons From the Fernow Experimental Forest, West Virginia”;

203 Thaw, 4 pm

Humanities Lecture

Julia Stern, Northwestern;

501 CL, 4:30 pm

Bradford Campus Improv Show

Pitt Improvers;

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

PhD Defenses

Education/Health & Physical Activity

“The Influence of Body Mass Index on Self-Report & Performance-Based Measures of Physical Function in Adult Women,”

Andrea Lock Hergenroeder;

Oct. 6, 3035 Petersen, 1:30 pm

A&S/History of Art & Architecture

“Toiletry Case Sets Across Life & Death in Early China (5th c. BCE-3rd c. CE),”

Sheri Lullo;

Oct. 9, 108 FFA, 1-3 pm

Education/Health & Physical Activity

“Construct & Concurrent Validity of a Pictorial Rating of Perceived Exertion Scale for Bench Stepping Exercise,”

Maressa Krause;

Oct. 13, 130 Trees, 11 am


“Controlled Delivery Systems for Neuronal Tissue Engineering,”

Lauren Kokai;

Oct. 15, 1695 Starzl BST, 3 pm


Theatre Arts Labs

“The Baltimore Waltz”;

Oct. 7-11, W-F 8 pm, Sat. 2 pm & 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Studio Theatre, CL (4-7529 or


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


by Rana Ryan;

through Nov. 6;

Barco Law Library Gallery, reg. library hours (8-1376)


Teaching Surveys

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

Bariatric Surgery Conference

Registration deadline is Oct. 5 for Oct. 15 conference at Univ. Club. (to register:

Voter Registration

Deadline is 5 pm Oct. 5 to register to vote for the general election on Nov. 3. Voter registration forms available at the Office of Governmental Relations, 710 Alumni, or (campus info: 4-6011; Allegheny County Elections Division: 412/350-4510)

Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Awards

Nomination letters due to Patricia Beeson, c/o Nancy Reilly, G33 CL, by Oct. 9 (corrected date); mini-packets due Nov. 6.

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.

Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising

Nominations due Oct. 31 to Juan Manfredi, 140 Thackeray, or

Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards

Nominations due Oct. 31 to Juan Manfredi, 140 Thackeray. (info:

UCIS-EUCE Faculty Fellowship

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

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:

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times will include events of Oct. 15-29. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm Oct. 8 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or email to

SCIENCE 2009 Events


Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop

“Electronic Lab Notebooks & Data in the Digital Age,”

Charles Sfeir, dental medicine;

S100 Starzl BST, noon-3 pm


Supplier Showcase

Petersen concourse level, 10 am-3 pm

Opening Reception & Technology Showcase

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 5-7 pm



Alumni, 8 am

Spotlight Session 1: What’s Up With Those Little RNAs?

Moderator: Karen Arndt;

“The Role of microRNAs in Human Papillomavirus-Associated Cancers,”

Saleem Khan;

“Regulation & Role of microRNAs in Pulmonary Fibrosis,”

Naftali Kaminski;

“It’s a Gene. No, It’s an RNA. No, It’s a …”

Bino John;

“Intergenic Transcription Controls Gene Expression by Altering Chromatin,”

Joseph Martens;

532 Alumni, 9 am

Spotlight Session 2: Designing & Building Electronic Materials From the Ground Up

Moderator: George Klinzing;

“Electronic Materials by Design: Finding a Needle Through the Haystack,”

Geoffrey Hutchison;

“Photocatalytic Charge-Driven Chemical Processes on TiO2 Surfaces,”

Hrvoje Petek;

“Self-Assembly of Nanoparticle Assemblies for Use as Photoinduced Charge Transfer Elements,”

David Waldeck;

531 Alumni, 9 am

Spotlight Session 3: Applied Imaging—From Little to Large, From Slow to Super Fast

Moderator: Donna Beer Stolz;

“Visualizing Molecular Targets of General Anesthetics,” Pei Tang;

“Imaging Viruses by Cryo-Electron Microscopy,” James Conway;

“Cutting-Edge Optical Imaging of Living Cells,” Simon Watkins;

“Molecular Imaging With Ultrasound,” Flordeliza Villanueva;

3rd fl. Science Lecture Hall Alumni, 9 am

Plenary Session 1: Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture

Welcome: Mark Nordenberg;

introduction of speaker: Arthur Levine;

“MicroRNAs, From Model Organisms to Human Biology,” Victor Ambros;

7th fl aud. Alumni, 11 am

Poster Session 1

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 1 pm

Science at Work Session 1: Service Science—Universities Collaborating on Essential New Skills & Research

531 Alumni, 1 pm

Science at Work Session 2: The Essentials of Due Diligence & Commercialization

532 Alumni, 1 pm

Science at Work Session 3: The Genographic Project—Exploring the Human Family Tree

3rd fl. Science Lecture Hall Alumni, 1 pm

Spotlight Session 4: Smart Structures & Adaptive Systems

Moderator: Laura Schaefer;

“Energy Harvest When a Turbine Just Won’t Work,” Lisa Mauck Weiland;

“Potential & Actual High-Temperature Degradation Issues Associated With the Use of Alternative Fuels,” Brian Gleeson;

“Control of Advanced Energy Systems,” Jeffrey Vipperman;

531 Alumni, 2 pm

Spotlight Session 5: Evolution in Daily Life (Charles Darwin Beyond 200)

Moderator: Tia-Lynn Ashman;

“Influenza & the Axis of Evol,” Elodie Ghedin;

“Bacterial Species: Critically Important, but They Make Darwin’s Head Spin,” Jeffrey Lawrence;

“How Animals Evolve & Why They Stay the Same: What Comparisons of Gene Regulation Can Tell Us,” Veronica Hinman;

“Protein Folding & the Origins of Disorder in Protein Function: From Prokaryotes to Humans,” Carlos Camacho; 3rd fl. Science Lecture Hall Alumni, 2 pm

Spotlight Session 6: Matrix-Induced Control of Growth & Differentiation

Moderator: George Michalopoulos;

“The Molecular Basis of Cell-Matrix Adhesion & Signaling,” Chuanyue (Cary) Wu;

“Application of Adult Stem Cells & Nanomaterials for Skeletal Tissue Engineering & Regeneration,” Rocky Tuan;

“There Goes the Neighborhood: Tumors & Their Surrounding Normal Tissue Conspire Together,” Alan Wells;

“Liver Regeneration: An Interplay Between Growth Factors & Intercellular Matrix,” George Michalopoulos;

532 Alumni, 2 pm

Plenary Session 2: Provost Lecture

Introduction of speaker: James Maher; “Light & Energy, Mesoscopic Systems for Solar Power Conversion & Storage,”

Michael Grätzel;

7th fl. aud. Alumni, 4 pm

Undergraduate Research Poster Session

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 5 pm

Starry, Starry Night: Celebrating the International Year of Astronomy

3rd fl. Science Lecture Hall Alumni, 8:30 pm



Alumni, 8 am

Academic Career Development & Postdoc Assn. Workshop

“Early Career Transitions for Emerging Investigators: Exploring Your Passions & Recognizing Your Potential”;

7th fl. aud. & Cathedral Views Gallery Alumni, 8:30 am

Spotlight Session 7: Behavioral Wiring: How Neural Circuits Develop & How They Generate Behavior

Moderator: Paula Monaghan-Nichols;

“Developmental Trajectories in Cortical Circuits: Identifying Sensitive Periods for Disease Vulnerability,” David Lewis;

“Exploring Brain Circuitry With Neurotropic Viruses: New Insights Into the Functional Architecture of the Nervous System,” J. Patrick Card;

“Mechanisms & Functions of Synaptic Plasticity During Early Auditory Processing,” Thanos Tzounopoulos;

“How Does Neural Activity Represent Word Meanings?” Tom Mitchell;

3rd fl. Science Lecture Hall Alumni, 9 am

Spotlight Session 8: Molecular & Genetic Control of Animal Development

Moderator: Beth Stronach;

“Cilium as a Central Disease Pathway in Human Congenital Heart Disease,” Cecilia Lo;

“The Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor Signaling in Heart Development,” Michael Tsang;

“The Physical Forces That Shape Tissues During Development,” Lance Davidson;

“Life & Death in the Drosophila Embryo,” Jonathan Minden;

532 Alumni, 9 am

Spotlight Session 9: Bad Bugs—Diseases You Really, Really Don’t Want to Get

Moderator: Kelly Stefano Cole;

“Clostridium perfringens: One of the Worst, & Most Common, Pathogens You Never Heard Of?” Bruce McClane;

“Clostridium difficile Infection: ‘Difficile’ Means Difficult in Italian,” Lee Harrison;

“A New Virus as a Culprit in Human Cancer,” Yuan Chang;

“Bad Bugs Are Coming: Vaccine Strategies Against Emerging Viruses,” Ted Ross;

531 Alumni, 9 am

Plenary Session 3: Mellon Lecture

“50 Years of Solitude: A Circuit for Social Behavior in C. elegans,” Cori Bargmann;

7th fl. aud. Alumni, 11 am

Poster Session 2

Connolly Ballrm. Alumni, 1 pm

Science at Work Session 4: Inside Intel—Automating Causal Discovery in Artificial Intelligence & Science

531 Alumni, 1 pm

Science at Work Session 5: Update Your Wish List—New Tools for Laboratory Science

532 Alumni, 1 pm

Spotlight Session 10: Innate Immune Sensing

Moderator: Christine Milcarek;

“Sensing Danger in the Gut: Turning a Dark Knight Into a Quantum of Solace,” David Hackam;

“Sensing Danger Within: The Role of an Endogenous Alarm Molecule in Mediating Inflammation of the Liver,” Allan Tsung;

“West Nile Virus & Innate Immunity: A Degrading Experience,” Jared Evans;

“Modulation of Host Innate Immunity by Enteroviruses,” Carolyn Coyne;

3rd fl. Science Lecture Hall Alumni, 2 pm

Spotlight Sessions 11: The Epigenome—Was Lamarck Right?

Moderator: Joseph Martens;

“The Epigenetic Circle of Life,” J. Richard Chaillet;

“Wham! Bam! Pow! Histone Extraction in the Blink of an Eye While Preserving Their Native Biomarkers,” Pedro Rodriguez-Collazo; “Clearing the Path: Coupling Chromatin Modification to Transcription Elongation,” Karen Arndt;

“Histone Deacetylases & DNA-Methyl Transferases as Targets for Cancer Therapy,” Merrill Egorin;

532 Alumni, 2 pm

Spotlight Session 12: Single Molecule Techniques

Moderator: Vesna Rapic-Otrin; “DNA, Nucleosomes, Molecular Motors: One at a Time,” Sanford Leuba;

“Watching DNA Repair, One Molecule at a Time,” Ben Van Houten;

“Understanding RNA Structural Rearrangement: One Molecule at a Time,” Maumita Mandal;

“How to Assemble an Asymmetrical HIV-1 Capsid,” Peijun Zhang;

531 Alumni, 2 pm

Plenary Session 4: Klaus Hofmann Lecture

“How Do We Sense Infections? Toll-Like Receptors & the Genetic Analysis of Innate Immunity,”

Bruce Beutler;

7th fl. aud. Alumni, 4 pm


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