Thursday, March 22
Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop “My Pitt Video Quick Start,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield Hall, 10 a.m. (Register: FSDP Workshop) Alzheimer Disease Research Center Lecture “Brain, Environment, Aging and Mobility,” Andrea Rosso, Epidemiology; S439 ARDC Conference Room, Noon Center on Race and Social Problems Lecture “Race and Compounded Adversity: Evidence From the New York City Longitudinal Survey of Well-Being,” Kathryn Neckerman, Columbia University; 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Noon Eberly Distinguished Lecture “Multifaceted Functions of the PD-1Pathway,” Arlene Sharpe; Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6, Noon Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Woman in the Workplace Workshop William Pitt Union Ballroom, Noon (RSVP: Woman's Affinity Group events) Department of Mathematics Lecture “Evolutionary Dynamics,” Martin Nowak, Harvard University; Wyndham Hotel, Schenley Ballroom, 100 Lytton Ave., 2 p.m. Senate Library Committee Meeting 272 Hillman Library, 3 p.m. Pitt Ventures’ Innovation Ignitor 548 William Pitt Union, 3 p.m. (Information: Innovation Institute) Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies Presentation “Sexuality, Queerness, Re-Construction and Mimicry,” Sharlene Bamboat, artist; Scaife Hall, Auditorium 6, 4 p.m. Center for Creativity Workshop “Writing & Instagram”; Hillman Library Digital Scholarship Commons, 7 p.m. (Register: C4C Eventbrite)
Friday, March 23
Center for Bioethics and Health Law Conference “Dealing With Drugs: Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues From the Opioid Epidemic to Budget-Busting Blockbuster Drugs”; Scaife Hall, 11th Floor Conference Center, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Information: Bioethics and Law event) Center for Social & Urban Research Brown Bag Lecture “Urban Apartheid & the 2016 Summer Olympics,” Ty Redden; 3911 Posvar Hall, Noon Confident City Cycling with BikePGH Pitt Bike Cave (Posvar Hall pass-through by the yellow sculpture statue); 1-4 p.m. (Details: Flyer; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org) Anthropology Colloquium “Stones, Bones and DNA: Writing About Human Evolution,” Ann Gibbons; Poster Hall, Anthropology Lounge, 3 p.m. Wesley C. Salmon Memorial Lecture “Causal Processes & Causal Interactions: Warranting Causation in the Single Case,” Nancy Cartwright, Durham University; 817R Cathedral of Learning, 3 p.m. (Information: History and Philosophy event) Writers’ Café “Landscapes in Peril: Writing About Place In 2018,” Marc Harshman and Douglas Van Gundy, poets; 317B O’Hara Student Center, 3:30 pm. Carpathian Music Ensemble Spring Concert Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m. (Information and Tickets: Music Department)
Saturday, March 24
Pitt Stops Workshop “Preserving Your Memories,” Miranda Nixon, University Library System; Sweetwater Center for the Arts, 200 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143, 9:30 a.m. (Information: Pitt Stops events)
Sunday, March 25
Heinz Memorial Chapel Concert The Riversong String Ensemble; Heinz Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m.
Monday, March 26
Meet & Greet: Park(ing) Day Center for Creativity, 4000 Fifth Avenue, Noon (Register: C4C Eventbrite) Center for Creativity Workshop “Paper Quilling”; Center for Creativity at Pitt, 3:30 p.m. (Register: C4C Eventbrite) S.A.F.E. Program Self-Defense Class Location will be given upon registration. 6 p.m. (Information: Pitt Police website; register: email@example.com) Humanities Panel Discussion “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” Larry Davis, Social Work; Lisa Parker, Center for Health Law; and Bioethics and Elizabeth Pitts, English; 602 Cathedral of Learning, 7 p.m. Center for Creativity Open Mic Night William Pitt Union, Nordy’s Place, 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27
Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop “Using LYNDA.com for Professional Development,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield Hall, 10 a.m. (Register: FSDP Workshop) Basic and Translational Research Seminar “Investigating the Formation and Function of Carcinoma-Associated Mesenchymal Stem Cells within the Ovarian Cancer Microenvironment,” Lan Coffman; UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center, Room D, Noon Senate Plenary Session “Teaching Today, for Tomorrow”; William Pitt Union, Assembly Room, Noon (Details: Senate Plenary)
Wednesday, March 28
Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Family and Healthy U University Club Ballroom; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Information: Event Conference) Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop “The Changing American Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities and Challenges,” Paul Klein; 528 Alumni Hall, 9 a.m. (Register: FSDP Workshop) Engineering Workshop “Understanding and Overcoming Implicit Bias in Higher Education,” Alex Madva, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; 102 Benedum Hall, Noon Pathology/Szulman Memorial Lecture “Structural Variation,de novo Mutations and Autism,” Evan Eichler, University of Washington; 1104 Scaife Hall, Noon Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies Workshop “Zen Cooking, Mindful Eating and Consumer Culture,” Melissa Curley, Ohio State University: 602 Cathedral of Learning, 4 p.m. (Information: Mindfulness at Pitt) S.A.F.E. Program Self-Defense Class Location will be given upon registration; 6 p.m. (Information: Pitt Police website; Register: firstname.lastname@example.org) Center for Creativity Workshop “Collider: Play”; Hillman Library Digital Scholarship Commons, 7 p.m. (Information: C4C Workshop) Humanities Center Lecture “Against a Cloistered Virtue: Poems for Peace and Justice in the Age of Trump,” Philip Metres, John Carroll University; 602 Humanities Center, 7 p.m. Honors College Panel Discussion “Social Media and the Crisis in Social Discourse”: Alumni Hall, 7th Floor Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. (Information and RSVP: PittSocialMediaPanel)
Thursday, March 29
Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop “The Changing American Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities and Challenges,” Paul Klein; 528 Alumni Hall, 9 a.m. (Register: FSDP Workshop) Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop “Computer Security,” Joel Garmon; 302 Bellefield Hall, 10 a.m. (Register: FSDP Workshop) Alzheimer Disease Research Center Lecture “Lithium as a Treatment to Prevent Impairment of Cognition in Elders (LATTICE),” Ariel Gildingers, psychiatry; S439 ARDC Conference Room, Noon Law Lecture “Poems, Politics, and Litigation Against the US Government,” Margaret Randall, poet, essayist, oral historian, translator, photographer and social activist; 113 Barco Law Building, Noon Randall Family Big Idea Competition Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, 4 p.m. (Information: PittInnovates) Debate Team Panel Discussion “What Does it Mean to be Trans and why Does it Matter? A Discussion Across Disciplinary Boundaries,” University Club, Ballroom B, 6 p.m. Center for African American Poetry & Poetics Reading/Discussion “Lake Michigan,” Daniel Borzutzky; Ace Hotel, The Gym, 120 W. Whitfield Street, 15206, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 30
Senate Computer Usage Committee Meeting 717 Cathedral of Learning, 10 a.m. University Library System Workshop “Archival in Action”; Hillman Library, G49 Digital Scholarship Commons, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. University Library System Workshop “Research Design for Large Scale Text Analysis,” Matthew Lavin; Hillman Library, G49 Digital Scholarship Commons, 1-3 p.m. (Register: ULS events) Innovation Institute Office Hours Consult with legal, investor, and regulatory professionals at no cost; 130 Gardner Steel Conference Center, 1-5 p.m. (RSVP: Innovation Institute)
Saturday, March 31
Good Friday Service Heinz Memorial Chapel, Noon
Monday, April 2
Center for Creativity Workshop “Yoga & Writing”; Center for Creativity at Pitt, 6 p.m. (Register: C4C Eventbrite) Community Engagement Center's Community Event “Community Assistant Report”; Homewood-Brushton Branch YMCA, 7140 Bennett Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 3
Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop “Problem Solving Skills for the Workplace,” Paul Klein; 342 Craig Hall, 9 a.m. (Register: FSDP Workshop) Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop “Microsoft Excel 2016 Pivot Tables Essentials,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield Hall, 10 a.m. (Register: FSDP Workshop) Center for Creativity Workshop “Story of My Life”; Center for Creativity at Pitt, 3:30 p.m. (Register: C4C Eventbrite) Provost’s Inaugural Lecture “Bridging Biology and Big Data to Improve Outcomes After Pediatric Brain Injury,” Robert Clark, critical care medicine; Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4
Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop “Public Speaking in a Nutshell,” Michael Bannon; 342 Craig Hall, 9 a.m. (Register: FSDP Workshop) Martin Luther King Memorial Event Heinz Memorial Chapel, 10 a.m. (Information: Office of Diversity and Inclusion) Senate Research Committee Meeting 156 Cathedral of Learning, 1 p.m. Hillman Library Faculty Book Talk “Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s,” Michael Heller; Hillman Library, Thornburgh Room, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 5
Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop “Managing Up,” Diane Chabel; 342 Craig Hall, 9 a.m. (Register: FSDP Workshop) Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop “Microsoft Outlook 2016 Quick Tips,” Vernon Franklin; 302 Bellefield Hall, 10 a.m. (Register: FSDP Workshop) Center on Race and Social Problems Lecture “The Real Record on Racial Attitudes,” Camille Charles, University of Pennsylvania; 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Noon Faculty and Staff Development Program Workshop “Preventing Sexual Misconduct: Understanding Your Responsibility,” Kristy Rzepecki; 342 Craig Hall, 1 p.m. (Register: FSDP Workshop) University Library System Lecture "Exploring the Work of Viet Thanh Nguyen"; Hillman Library, Latin American Room, 1st floor, 6-7 p.m.
Friday, April 6
Motivation About the Agent Based Modeling Workshop Hillman Library, Digital Scholarship Commons, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Register: ABM Workshop) Latin American Studies Symposium “Documenting Diasporas: Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos”; 4130 Posvar Hall, 1-6 p.m. (Information: UCIS event) Writers’ Café “Purloining the Letter: Using Letters to Shape Stories,” Rachel Hall, University of New York at Geneseo; 317B O’Hara Student Center, 3:30 p.m. (Information: Writers’Café) Supply Chain Management's Breakfast Speaker Series “Managing a Global Supply Chain During a Chapter 11 Transformation,” Jan Dudiak, Vice President Global Supply Chain Solutions; 5th Floor Alumni Hall, 4 p.m. (Check-in begins at 3:30 p.m.)
Saturday, April 7
Mindfulness Fair Falk Laboratory School, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Information: Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies)
Sunday, April 8
Heinz Memorial Chapel Concert Pittsburgh Trombone Project; Heinz Memorial Chapel, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10
Faculty Assembly Meeting 2700 Posvar Hall, 3 p.m. Center for Creativity Open Mic Night “Workshop: Your Body Story,” Center for Creativity: The Workshop, 5:30 p.m. (Register: C4C Workshop)
Wednesday, April 11
Performance Innovation Tournament Petersen Events Center, 5-7 p.m. (Register: Innovation Institute) Senate Library Committee Meeting 272 Hillman Library, 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 12
Arts and Sciences/English “The Matter of Identity: Digital Media, Television, and Embodied Difference,” Kelsey Cameron; March 26, 501G Cathedral of Learning, 10 a.m. SHRS/Rehabilitation Science and Technology “Systematic Development and Test-Retest Reliability of the Electronic Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Satisfaction Assessment (EISA) Self-Report Outcome Measure,” Abbas (Bobby) Quamar; March 26, Rehabilitation Science and Technology Center Studio, Bakery Square, 1 p.m. Arts and Sciences/English “Sustaining Life During the AIDS Crisis: New Queer Cinema and the Biopic,” Laura Stamm; March 26, 501G Cathedral of Learning, Noon Arts and Sciences/Chemistry “Decomposition of Intermolecular Interactions in Ab Initio Spectroscopy,” Eric Berquist; March 27, 655 Chevron Science Center, 1:30 p.m. Arts and Sciences/Chemistry “Total Synthesis of Haouamine A,” Liming Cao; March 27, 655 Chevron Science Center, 2 p.m. Arts and Sciences/Chemistry “Enantioenriched Oxazolidinones as Synthesis Scaffolds and Efforts Towards the Total Synthesis of Marineosin A,” Feng Lang; March 29, 307 Eberly Hall, 2 p.m. Arts and Sciences/History “The Catholic Conundrum: The Role of the German and American Catholic Communities in Creating the Cold War World, 1945-1955,” Stephanie Makin; March 30, 2432 Posvar Hall, Noon Arts and Sciences/Anthropology “More Japanese than Japanese": Subjectivation in the Age of Brand Nationalism and the Internet,” Rebecca Carlson; April 2, 3107 Posvar Hall, Noon Arts and Sciences/Chemistry “Molecular Simulations of Pathways and Kinetics for Protein-Protein Binding Processes,” Ali Sinan Saglam; April 3, 266 Chevron Science Center, 9:30 a.m. Public Health/Human Genetics “Comprehensive Molecular and Clinicopathological Characterization of Breast Cancer Metastasis – Emphasis on Invasive Lobular Carcinoma,” Ahmed Basudan; April 3, 1149 Public Health, 11 a.m. Public Health/Infectious Diseases and Microbiology “Defining Dengue Virus Infection in Human Skin,” Parichat Duangkhae; April 3, A115 Crabtree Hall, 2 p.m. Arts and Sciences/Anthropology “Bronze Age Human Communities in the Southern Urals Steppe: Sintashta-Petrovka Social and Subsistence Organization,” Igor Chechushkov; April 4, 3106 Posvar Hall, 10 a.m. Arts and Sciences/Statistics “Statistical Analysis of Random Symmetric Positive Definite Matrices via Eigen-Decomposition,” Brian Rooks; April 4, 1811 Posvar Hall, 2 p.m. Public Health/ Behavioral and Community Health Sciences “Biobehavioral HIV Prevention among Black Men who have Sex with Men in the US,” Cristian Chandler; April 6, G23 Parran Hall, 1 p.m. Public Health/Epidemiology “Racial Differences in Brain Health and the Potential Mediating Role of Cardiorespiratory Fitness & Cardiometabolic Risk,” Dana Jorgensen; April 6, A522 Crabtree Hall, 1:30 p.m. Katz Graduate School of Business “Corporate Development as an Adaptive Mechanism During Technological Change: Three Essays,”Tuhin Chaturvedi; April 12, 101 Mervis Hall, Noon
Studio Arts Student Exhibit Frick Fine Arts Gallery, through April 28; Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
UP Stages “Recoil”; Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning B Floor; April 5-15; Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. (Information: Play Pitt)
Pilot Project Program in Hemostasis and Vascular Biology (P3HVB) Application deadline is April 2 by 5 p.m. (Information: VMI P3HVB Grants) Pitt Innovation Challenge Application deadline is April 23 by 5 p.m. (Information: PINCH website) Vilcek Prizes For Creative Promise in Biomedical Science Applications are due by June 11. (Information: Vilcek Foundation website)