Provost's Inaugural Lectures Schedule: Spring Term 2012 (December 9, 2011)


TO:              Members of the Council of Deans

FROM:          Patricia E. Beeson

DATE:           December 9, 2011

RE:               Provost’s Inaugural Lectures Schedule: Spring Term

It is truly an honor for me to continue the tradition of inviting distinguished faculty members to present an Inaugural Lecture to celebrate their appointment, and I am pleased to announce the schedule of Provost’s Inaugural Lectures for the Spring Term 2012.

Dr. Olivera J. Finn

Distinguished Professor of Immunology (Medicine)

January 12

Dr. Seong-Gi Kim

Paul C. Lauterbur Professor in Imaging Research (Medicine)

January 17

Dr. Philip Williams

Wesley W. Posvar Chair in International Security Studies (GSPIA)

January 19

Dr. George K. Gittes

Benjamin R. Fisher Chair in
Pediatric Surgery (Medicine)

January 23

Dr. Daniel Balderston

Andrew Mellon Chair of Modern Languages (Arts and Sciences)

February 2

Dr. Karen A. Matthews

Distinguished Professor of
Psychiatry (Medicine)

February 9

Dr. Bruce A. Freeman

UPMC-Irwin Fridovich Chair in Pharmacology (Medicine)

February 14

Dr. Bennett Van Houten

Richard M. Cyert Chair in Molecular Oncology (Medicine)

February 21

Dr. Naftali Kaminski

Dorothy P. and Richard P. Simmons Endowed Chair for Pulmonary Research (Medicine)

February 28

Dr. Boris Birmaher

Endowed Chair in Early Onset
Bipolar Disease (Medicine)

March 1

Dr. Rocky S. Tuan

Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Chair in
Sports Medicine (Medicine)

March 8

Dr. Jack L. Daniel

Distinguished Service Professor of Communication (Arts and Sciences)

March 13

Dr. Harvey S.

Distinguished Professor of Engineering (Engineering)

March 20

Dr. Chuanyue Wu

Lombardi and Shinozuka Experimental Pathology Research Chair (Medicine)

March 22

Dr. Jun Chen

Endowed Chair in Cerebrovascular Disease Research (Medicine)

April 4

Dr. Gary Silverman

Magee/Twenty Five Club Endowed Chair in Newborn Medicine (Medicine)

April 9

Dr. G. Reid Andrews

Distinguished Professor of History (Arts and Sciences)

April 10

Dr. Yoel Sadovsky

Elsie Hilliard Hillman Chair in Women’s and Infants’ Health Research (Medicine)

April 12

Dr. Dennis P. Slevin

Tom W. Olofson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies (Business)

April 17

Dr. Lise D. Vesterlund

Andrew W. Mellon Chair in Economics (Arts and Sciences)

April 26


Prior to each lecture, you will receive a letter that confirms the date, time, place, and title of the lecture.  This is an important event for the faculty member, as well as the University, and I urge you and your faculty to attend as many of these lectures as your schedule can accommodate.



cc:        Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg
Arthur S. Levine, M.D., Senior Vice Chancellor
Mr. Albert J. Novak
Mr. Clyde B. Jones III