Issue Date: 
April 15, 2013

OvreArts, resident ensemble of Heinz Memorial Chapel, “Art Songs and Interludes,” free community concert, 7:30 p.m. April 18, Heinz Memorial Chapel, http://ovrearts.org

Pitt Jazz Ensemble, Ralph Guzzi leading ensemble in concert, 8 p.m. April 18, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4187, www.music.pitt.edu

African Music and Dance Ensemble, Spring 2013, offering an African theatrical experience, 8 p.m. April 19, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-7529, www.music.pitt.edu

Pitt Men’s Glee Club Spring 2013 Concert, performances of popular, sacred, and classical works, 8 p.m. April 20, St. Paul’s Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., Oakland, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4126, www.music.pitt.edu

University Art Gallery, 2013 Studio Arts Student Exhibition, featuring exceptional works in various media by majors and nonmajors from a range of Studio Arts courses, through April 27, 412-648-2430, studio@pitt.edu  

Senator John Heinz History Center, 1968: The Year That Rocked America, collection of artifacts and displays revealing how 1968 shaped our country, through May 12; From Slavery to Freedom, antislavery movement to the modern quest for civil rights, including material from Pitt-produced exhibition Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries displayed at Heinz History Center in 2008-09, ongoing, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District.

Frick Art and Historical Center, A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics, a look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia, through June 16, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-342-4075, www.TheFrickPittsburgh.org

Carnegie Museum of Art, Teenie Harris Photographs: Focus on Hair, combines 20 of Harris’s best depictions of hair with reflections on black hair and beauty, ongoing; 20/20: Celebrating Two Decades of the Heinz Architectural Center, through May 19; “Japan is the Key…”: Collecting Prints and Ivories, 1900-1920, through July 21, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

“Is Black Music Criminal?”
Gerald Early, Merle S. Kling Professor of Modern Letters, Department of English, Washington University in St. Louis, noon April 16, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems Lecture Series, 412-624-6304, www.crsp.pitt.edu  

“Three Decades of Programmatic Research on Juvenile-Onset Depressive Disorders: From Phenomenology to Mechanisms,” Maria Kovacs, Pitt professor of psychiatry and psychology, 4 p.m. April 16, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Office of the Provost, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series, www.provost.pitt.edu 

“To Hell and High Water: What You Need to Know About Climate Change,” Joseph Romm, editor, Climate Progress, 3 p.m. April 17, Alumni Hall’s Connolly Ballroom, University Honors College, 412-624-6880, www.honorscollege.pitt.edu 

“Needles and Nukes: Expanding the Frontiers of Spine Neurosurgery,” Peter C. Gerszten, Pitt professor of neurological surgery and of radiation oncology, 4 p.m. April 18, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Pitt Department of Medicine, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture, www.provost.pitt.edu 

“Sharing the Wealth: An EU-US Free Trade Agreement,” video conference with participants from several organizations who will provide input on opening markets for agricultural items, trade in services, and access to public contracts as points of interest in the negotiations of the U.S.-EU Free Trade possibility, noon April 18, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, American Council on Germany, and World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, 412-648-7405, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce

“Mechanisms of IL-23/Th17 Mediated Inflammation in Autoimmunity,” Mandy J. McGeachy, Pitt assistant professor of medicine, School of Medicine, noon April 19, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Pitt schools of health sciences, Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar Series, 412-383-7382, www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu/ 


7th Annual Research Day on Aging, opportunity for researchers and clinicians from Pitt, UPMC, and Carnegie Mellon University to socialize, network, and view posters showcasing the latest in aging research, registration begins at 1 p.m. April 17, University Club, 412-864-2396, www.aging.pitt.edu 

Pittsburgh-Philippines Joint Workshop on Emerging Disease and New Pathogen Discovery, presentations by various educators on HIV/AIDS and other diseases in the U.S. and the Philippines, April 18-19, University Club, Office of the Provost, University Center for International Studies, Global Studies Center, Department of Biological Sciences, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health, www.emerging-diseases.pitt.edu 

“Future Lawyers Day: A Look at the Legal Profession,” an introduction to law school and the legal profession for area high school students, University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University law schools, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19. Morning session at Duquesne law school; afternoon session at Pitt law school. Transportation from Duquesne to Pitt, breakfast, and lunch included. Limited to 60 high school students. Contact Judi Teeter at jut13@pitt.edu to register.

Second Annual University of Pittsburgh and Tsinghua University Joint Symposium on Medical Sciences, featuring sessions on neuroscience, immunology, infectious diseases, reproductive and stem cell biology, and more, April 29-30, 11th Floor Scaife Hall, 412-383-9963,  www.pitt-tsinghua2013.pitt.edu/

Pitt PhD Dissertation

Jamie Eastman, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Studies of Reproductive Health Among Childbearing-Age Women in Rural South India,” 10 a.m. April 15, A622 Crabtree Hall. 

Madhav Sankunny, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Human Genetics, “The Role of the ATR-ChEK1 Pathway in Therapeutic Resistance Resulting from Distal 11q Loss in Carcinoma Cells,” 10 a.m. April 15, 309B Parran Hall. 

Mark W. Zimmerman, School of Medicine’s Molecular Pharmacology Program, “Targeted Deletion of Ptp4a3 Inhibits Colon Carcinogenesis and Angiogenesis,” 10 a.m. April 15, 1395 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower. 

Liangyu Fu, Dietrich School’s Department of Communication, “Found in Translation: Western Science Books, Maps, and Music in China, 1860s to 1920s,” 3 p.m. April 15, 1128 Cathedral of Learning. 

Alex Kolb, School of Medicine’s Program in Integrative Molecular Biology, “A Yeast Genomic Screen to Identify Effectors of Kir2.1 Plasma Membrane Residence,” 3 p.m. April 15, 219B Langely Hall.

Nashieli Marcano, Dietrich School’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Mediación de espacios identitarios en las escrituras puertorriqueñas de las primeras décadas del siglo XX,” 10 a.m. April 16, 1528 Cathedral of Learning. 

Bo Fu, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Use of Joint Modeling Approach for Time-to-Event Data With Competing Risks,” 11 a.m. April 16, A425 Crabtree Hall. 

James Shasteen, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, “An Exploratory Intra-School Study of How Professional Learning Communities Have Benefited a High Performing Southwestern Pennsylvania Middle School,” 1 p.m. April 16, 4321 Posvar Hall.

Andrea D. Fairman, School of Health and Rehabilitation Science, “Developing Self-Management Skills in Persons With Spina Bifida Through Health Applications: Design and Clinical Efficacy,” 5:30 p.m. April 16, 4065 Forbes Tower. 

Michael Vicaro, Dietrich School’s Department of Communication, “The Subject of Torture: Rhetorical Investigations of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Policy In the Global War on Terrorism” noon April 17, 1109B Cathedral of Learning. 

Nathan Pugh, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “The Use of Multiple Group Outlier Detection Methods to Identify Informative Brain Regions in Magnetic Resonance Images,” 1 p.m. April 17, A522 Crabtree Hall. 

Jason D. Heming, School of Medicine Molecular Virology  Microbiology Program, “The Role of the Herpes Simplex Virus Type I UL28 Protein in Terminase Complex Assembly and Function,” 9 a.m. April 18, 503 Bridgeside Point II. 

Laura Gamez, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “Cosmology and Society: Household Ritual Among the Terminal Classic (A.D. 850-950) Maya People of Yaxha, Guatemala,” 3:30 p.m. April 19, 3106 Posvar Hall.