Events

Thursday, May 10

Farmer’s Market
William Pitt Union Driveway, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Eberly Distinguished Lecture
“Personalizing Cancer Immunotherapy,” Robert Schreiber, Washington University; Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6, Noon

Health Services Research Seminar 
“Mandatory reporting of prenatal substance use: Implications for practice and policy, “ Marian Jarlenski; 305 Parkvale Building, Noon

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop
“Building a Lab Culture,” Paula Davis; 7039 Forbes Tower, Noon (Information: RCR workshop)

Center for Creativity "Thank You Thursday"
“Easy Paper Marbling”; Center for Creativity Workshop (downstairs in the University Store), 12:30 p.m. (Register: C4C Workshop)

Senior Vice Chancellor Laureate Lecture
“The First Steps in Vision,” Botond Roska, University of Basel, Switzerland; Scaife Hall Lecture Room 6, 4 p.m. (Information: svc-laureate.pitt.edu)

 

Friday, May 11

Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar
“Optogenetic Modulation of Neurodegenerative Proteinopathies,” Christopher Donnelly; Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6, Noon

Confident City Cycling Class
Pitt Bike Cave, Posvar Hall pass-through by the yellow statue, 1-4 p.m.

Humanity Gifts Celebration of Remembrance
Heinz Memorial Chapel, 2 p.m.

 

Sunday, May 13

Mother’s Day Concert
Alumni Hall and Heinz Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m.

 

Monday, May 14

The Center for Public Service Psychiatry Conference
“Beyond the Bars: Reducing the Impact of Incarceration on Children and Families”; William Pitt Union, lower lounge, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (RSVP and information: CPSP conference)

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“An Unbiased Approach to Identifying Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets in Movement Disorders,” Edward Burton; Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6, 4 p.m.

 

Tuesday, May 15

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Problem Solving Skills for the Workplace,” Mark Burdsall; 342 Craig Hall, 9 a.m.  (Register: FSDP Workshop)

Staff Spring Assembly
O’Hara Student Center, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Registration: staffcouncil.pitt.edu)

Basic & Translational Research Seminar
“Exosome-Mediated Transfer of Radiation Effects in Cells and Tumors,” William Dynan, Emory University; UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center Room D, Noon

Senate Community Relations Meeting
270 Mervis Hall, Noon

 

Wednesday, May 16

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Mentoring and Leading Others,” Audrey Murrell; 532 Alumni Hall, 9 a.m.  (Register: FSDP Workshop)

Postdoctoral Orientation to Career Development
S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 10:30 a.m.-Noon (Information: available online)

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Preventing Sexual Misconduct: Understanding Your Responsibility,” Kristy Rzepecki; 342 Craig Hall, 1 p.m.  (Register: FSDP Workshop)

Senate Council Meeting
2700 Posvar Hall, 3 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 17

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Veterans on Campus: Understanding Resources and Opportunity,” Office of Veterans Services; 342 Craig Hall, 9 a.m.  (Register: FSDP Workshop)

Health Services Research Seminar 
“Mind the (Evidence) gap in Antibiotic Prescribing,” Katie Suda; 305 Parkvale Building, Noon

Center for Creativity's Thank You Thursday
“Succulents & Tiny Terrariums”; Center for Creativity Workshop (downstairs in the University Store), 12:30 p.m. (Register: C4C Workshop)

Senate Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Discrimination Advocacy Meeting
826 Cathedral of Learning, 1 p.m.

Provost’s Inaugural Lecture
“Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: a Surgical Journey,” Victor Morell; Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6, 4 p.m.

Year of Healthy U Lecture: Pitt Stops
“Pitt Faulty Reflections on Cross-Disciplinary Factors”; Westmoreland County Museum of American Art ,221 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601, 6:30 p.m. (Information: Pitt Stops website)

 

Friday, May 18

Bike to Work Day Commuter Cafe
Schenley Plaza, 7:30-10 a.m.

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting
817 Cathedral of Learning, 2 p.m.

 

Monday, May 21

School of Medicine Diploma Ceremony
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4 p.m.

Senate Educational Policies Committee Meeting
826 Cathedral of Learning, 3 p.m.

Senate Plant Utilization and Planning Committee Meeting
272 Hillman Library, 3 p.m.

 

Tuesday, May 22

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace- a Supervisor’s Role,” Cheryl Ruffin; 342 Craig Hall, 9 a.m.  (Register: FSDP Workshop)

Basic & Translational Research Seminar
“A Novel Approach to Identify Proteins That Bind to DNA Lesions or Unusual DNA Structures: Potential Applications in Pathologies and Therapeutics,” Robert Fuchs, France visiting professor, Harvard University; UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center Room D, Noon

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Book Launch
“The Blues Walked in Book Launch,” Kathleen George, Theatre Arts; Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main (Oakland), South Wing Reading Room, 6 p.m. (Register: CLP website)

 

Wednesday, May 23

Pitt Day in Harrisburg
Buses depart at 7 a.m. from Bigelow Boulevard near Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum garage entrance (Information: Pitt Day)

Cancer Symposium
“Cancer, Practice and Patient Experience”; University Club, Ballroom A, 8:15 a.m.-1 p.m. (Register: Cancer Symposium)

Bernard Fisher Lecture
“Using Snake-and Fish-Based Science to Control Pancreatic Cancer,” Daniel Von Hoff, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen); Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6, 4 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 24

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Introduction to Grants Management Services in the Office of Research,” Erin Menzies; 342 Craig Hall, 9 a.m.  (Register: FSDP Workshop)

Farmer’s Market
William Pitt Union Driveway, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Health Services Research Seminar 
“The Value-Based Payment Modifier: Program Outcomes and Implications for Disparities,” Eric Roberts; 305 Parkvale Building, Noon

Center for Creativity "Felting"
“Easy Paper Marbling”; Center for Creativity Workshop (downstairs in the University Store), 12:30 p.m. (Register: C4C Workshop)

Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop
“Effective Interpersonal Communication,” Diane Chabal; 342 Craig Hall, 2 p.m.  (Register: FSDP Workshop)

Teaching Center Workshop
“Developing a Teaching Portfolio”; B23 Alumni Hall, 2-3:30 p.m. (RSVP: Teaching Center workshop)

 

Defenses

Arts and Sciences/English
“The Winds: Susceptible Livelilhood and Industrial Wind Development in Rural Northern New York,” Noel Tague; May 15, 501 Cathedral of Learning, 1 p.m.

Arts and Sciences/Chemistry
“The Enantioselective Rh(I)-Catalyzed Pauson−Khand Reaction of Allenes,” Lauren Burrows; May 18, 206 Eberly Hall, 10 a.m.

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences/Rehab Science and Technology
“Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Use in Transtibial Amputations,” Sara Peterson; May 22, Bakery Square, Suite 401, Room 3,  10 a.m.

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences
“The Role of Membrane Transporters in Traumatic Brain Injury: Interventional and Genetic Investigations,” Fanuel Hagos; May 23, 456 Salk Hall, 1 p.m.

 

Deadlines

Kuzneski Innovation Cup
Application deadline is May 14. (Information: Kuzneski Innovation Cup )

Benefits Open Enrollment
Changes must be made online by May 16. (Information: hr.pitt.edu)

Vilcek Prizes For Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
Applications are due by June 11. (Information: Vilcek Foundation website)