Issue Date: 
September 22, 2008


Tina Brown, author, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-624-4187, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Patient Choice Cesarean: The Role of Evidence and Ethics,”
 Frank A. Chervenak, Cornell University Given Foundation Professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital, 7:30 a.m. Sept. 23,  Magee Women’s Hospital Auditorium, Grand Rounds Fall 2008, 412-647-5785. www.pitt.edu/~bioethics.

“Ethical and Legal Challenges of Decision Making During Pregnancy: Intact and Impaired and Intact Capacity,” Frank A. Chervenak, Cornell University Given Foundation Professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital, noon Sept. 23, Room 113 School of Law, Pitt’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Grand Rounds Fall 2008, 412-647-5785, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

“Harnessing Possible Selves: Identity-based Motivation and Improved Academic Attainment,” Daphna Oyserman, research professor in The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, noon Sept. 23, School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Fall 2008 Speaker Series, 412-624-7382, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

“The Eradication of Smallpox: What We Should Have Learned but Didn’t,”  Donald Henderson, Pitt professor of public health and medicine, and resident scholar at UPMC’s Center for Biosecurity, 3 p.m. Sept. 23, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 2008 John C. Cutler Memorial Lecture in Global Health, 412-383-8849, www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/internationalweek.

“Chindia Rising: How China and India Will Benefit the Global Economy,” lecture and panel discussion, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 24, Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union, Pitt’s International Business Center and Asian Studies Center, Pitt’s International Week 2008, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“Postpartum Depression: A 30-Year Odyssey,” Michael O’Hara, University of Iowa professor of psychology, 3 p.m.
Sept. 24, 4127 Sennott Square, Pitt’s Deparment of Psychology, 412-624-8792, www.psychology.pitt.edu.

“Why Is Pacific Islands Studies Part of Asian Studies? Asian Connections in Pacific Prehistory,” Richard Scaglion, Pitt professor of anthology, noon Sept. 25, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“A Declaration of Independence,” Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University professor of law, 3 p.m. Sept. 25, Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Barco Law Building, Pitt’s School of Information Sciences, 2008 Sara Fine Institute Annual Lecture, 412-624-2677, www.ischool.pitt.edu.

“The Rule of Law in Modern Iraq: Personal Perspectives,” Haider Ala Hamoudi, Pitt professor of law, and Paul Amato, officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, 6 p.m. Sept. 25, Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Barco Law Building, 2008-09 Rule of Law Lecture Series, 412-383-6754, www.law.pitt.edu/cile.

“A Status Report on the Global War on Terror,” Rand Beers, founder and president of the National Security Network, 7 p.m. Sept. 25, Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union, Pitt’s Graduate School for International Affairs, Pitt’s International Week 2008, brizzi@gspia.pitt.edu, www.gspia.pitt.edu.

Seminar on Google Analytics,
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 26, register for first or second session for $25, or both sessions for $40,  Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Pitt-Bradford Entrepreneurship Program, register at www.pittpowerofe.com, 814-362-5056.

“Walking the Magazine, Reading the Street: The Birth of the Capitalist Semiosis in Japanese Women’s Magazines, 1900-1930,” Miyako Inoue, Stanford University professor of anthropology, 3 p.m. Sept. 26, Anthropology Lounge, Posvar Hall, 412-648-7763, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“Edward K. Muller, The Scholar in the Community” panel discussion, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sept. 26, Lower Lounge William Pitt Union, Pitt’s Department of History, Book Symposia Series, 412-648-7451, www.pitt.edu/%7epitthist/.

“Responsible Conduct of Research for Emerging Investigators: Understanding Relations Between Academia and Industry,” Barbara E. Barnes, assistant vice chancellor for continuing education in Pitt’s School of Health Sciences, and Leland L. Glenna, professor of rural sociology at Penn State University, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 1, Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall, SCIENCE 2008 Preview Event for Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-8486, register at www.science2008.pitt.edu/specialevents.html.


Health, Safety, and Security Day, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 30, William Pitt Union Patio and Lawn, Pitt Department of Environmental Health and Safety and Staff Association Council, 412-624-4236, sac@pitt.edu.


Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Diane C. Frndak, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, “Developing and Implementing a Practical Model of Real-time, Redesign, and Problem Solving for Front-line Health Care Professionals,”
1 p.m. Sept. 23, Room 6035 Forbes Tower.

Lauren Johnson, Department of Bioengineering, “Contraction Dyssynchrony and Left Ventricular Mechano-energetic Function,” 8 a.m. Sept. 26, Second-floor Conference Room, Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 300 Technology Dr., Hazelwood.

NOTE: Arts events are included in the Arts & Culture calendar.