Issue Date: 
January 24, 2011


“U.S. Implications of New Developments in European Private International Law,” Volker Behr, professor, University of Augsburg (Germany), with comments by Ronald A. Brand, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg University Chair and professor, Pitt School of Law, noon Jan. 25, Alcoa Room, Second Floor, Barco Law Building, Pitt Center for International Legal Education, 412-648-7023, cile@pitt.edu.

“Ernst Mach’s ‘Method of Variation’ in Otto Neurath’s Economic Theory,” Elisabeth Nemeth, visiting fellow, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 12:05 p.m. Jan. 25, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talk Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

“Law and Politics: Should the UN Suspend the ICC Indictment Against Sudan’s President?”
Charles C. Jalloh, assistant professor, Pitt School of Law, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 26, 3911 Posvar Hall, Ford Institute Speakers Series, Pitt European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, Ford Institute for Human Security, 412-648-7434, www.fordinstitute.pitt.edu.

“Identifying the Molecular and Genetic Basis of Sudden Cardiac Death,”
Barry London, the Harry S. Tack Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Cardiology in Pitt’s School of Medicine, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27, 2500 Posvar Hall, Pitt Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.pitt.edu.

“Tolerance and Its Borders: Citizen Responses to Civil Liberties Disputes in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands,”
Aaron Abbarno, doctoral candidate, Pitt Department of Political Science, noon Jan. 27, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pizza & Politics Lecture, Pitt European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, 412-624-5404, tfa3@pitt.edu.

“Beyond Reduction vs. Autonomy in Psychology,” David Danks, professor of philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 28, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Annual Lecture Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

“The Intractable Career of James Crow III,” Robert Hill, Pitt vice chancellor for public Affairs, noon Jan. 31, School of Social Work Conference Center, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning. Reed Smith Spring 2011 Speaker Series, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems, 412-624-7382, swww.crsp.pitt.edu.


TIES Informational Luncheon for Researchers and Research Assistants, talk on Text Information Extraction System (TIES), Rebecca Crowley, director, Biomedical Informatics Graduate Training Program, Pitt School of Medicine, 11 a.m. Jan. 26, Cooper Conference, Room C, Hillman Cancer Center, open to Pitt and UPMC faculty, staff, and students, Pitt Department of Biomedical Informatics, 412-623-4753.

“The World-Historical Dataverse: A Work Plan in Programming,” 3-4:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Information Sciences Seminar Room, 501 Information Sciences Building, Pitt World History Center Dataverse Design Seminar, www.worldhistory.pitt.edu, 412-624-3073.

CIDDE CourseWeb Level 1 Workshop, instructions on Pitt’s implementation of the Blackboard Learning Management System, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 31, B23 Alumni Hall, register online at www.cidde.pitt.edu.


David Cram Helwich, School of Arts and Sciences Department of Communication, 1 p.m. Jan. 24, “Nuclear Weapons After the Cold War: Change and Continuity in Public Discourses,” 1109B Cathedral of Learning.

Nitin Bhardwaj, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, 2 p.m. Jan. 26, “Development of Candidate Vaccine Strategies Against Rift Valley Fever Virus,” G23 Parran Hall.