Issue Date: 
September 9, 2013


Olga Watkins Band, a free performance of blues and jazz presented by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and 96.9 BOB-FM, noon, Sept. 10, Schenley Plaza, www.bobfm969.com

Daria Burlak, highlighting the sonorities of the Reuter organ at Heinz Chapel on her first U.S. tour, 3 p.m. Sept. 15, Heinz Chapel, www.dariaburlak.de

Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, featuring 2012 concerto competition winner Mimi Jung performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, 8 p.m. Sept. 15, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, music.cmu.edu  


Filmmakers Galleries, Pigment & Silver, photography by Ellen Bjerklie-Hanna, A. Jason Coleman, Danielle Goshay, Brenda Roger, and Cynthia Zordich, through Sept. 13, 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland, 412-681-5449, www.pghfilmmakers.org

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Summer Flower Show: Glass in the Gardens, featuring lifelike floral forms, whimsical long-legged birds, rotating stained-glass towers, and a large, articulated woolly mammoth skeleton, through Oct. 6, One Schenley Park, Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org

University Art Gallery, Rediscover: The Collection Revealed, works from the gallery’s eclectic permanent collection, used as a teaching collection for art history students, through Oct. 19, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.haa.pitt.edu

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Roads of Arabia: Archaeology & History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, archaeological materials exploring the cultural history of the Arabian Peninsula, through Nov. 3, 4400 Forbes Ave., 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemnh.org


“Probability in Population Genetics,” Peter Gildenhuys, assistant professor of philosophy, Lafayette College, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 10, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Philosophy of Science Lunchtime Talks, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

“Data-Starved, or How a Medievalist Became a Historian of Global Health,” Monica Green, professor of history, Arizona State University, 4 p.m. Sept. 10, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt World History Center, www.worldhistory.pitt.edu

“Contemplating Alzheimer’s as Cancer: The Role of Cell Cycle Regulation in Neurodegenerative Diseases,” Karl Herrup, chair and professor, Division of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, noon Sept. 12, S210 Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Department of Neurobiology, cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

“Sustainability in Sweden: Environmental Issues and the Food Debate,” Malin Olofsson, reporter for Sveriges Radio, Sweden’s national radio network, noon Sept. 12, 4217 Posvar Hall, European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce

“A Glass Half Full? Discrimination against Minority Homeseekers,” Margery Austin Turner, senior vice president for program planning and management, Urban Institute, noon Sept. 12, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, www.socialwork.pitt.edu

“Renaissance Gender Studies Discussion,” Marianne Novy, professor of English, and Jen Waldron, assistant professor and director of the program in medieval and renaissance studies, University of Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. Sept. 12, 601 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu

“From Calls to Cortex: Auditory Plasticity for Acoustic Communication,” Robert C. Liu, associate professor of biology, Emory University, noon, Sept. 13, 1395 Biomedical Science Tower, Auditory Research Group, Department of Otolaryngology, cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

“Households Inside-Out: Gender as a Fiduciary Device,” Laura Brown, Pitt assistant professor of anthropology, 10 a.m. Sept. 13, 2201 Posvar Hall, Work in Progress discussion, www.anthropology.pitt.edu

“What Makes a Good Experiment? Mendel, Millikan, and Others,” Allan Franklin, Pitt Senior Visiting Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Colorado, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 13, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Philosophy of Science Lunchtime Talks, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

“Are We Developed Yet? Gender and Development 20 Years After Beijing,” Kathleen DeWalt, Pitt professor of anthropology, 3 p.m. Sept. 13, 2700 Posvar Hall, Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns Lecture, www.anthropology.pitt.edu


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Farmers at Phipps, shop for organic produce from local farms and meet the farmers who grew them, 2:30-6:30 every Wednesday through October, One Schenley Park, Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org


All My Sons, one man’s life unravels as one son is missing at war while his other son prepares to propose, through Sept. 22, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com

A Skull in Connemara, whodunit complete with flying skulls and bloody scenes, through Sept. 28, Charity Randall Theatre within Stephen Foster Memorial, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, www.picttheatre.org

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Jonathan Proto, School of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, “An Expanding Role for Nuclear Factor-KB in Muscle Stem Cells: Implications for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,” 10 a.m. Sept. 16, 1103 Scaife Hall.

Jason Godlove, Swanson School of Engineering Department of Bioengineering, “Comparing Temporal Aspects of Visual, Tactile, and Micro-Stimulation Feedback for Motor Control,” 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3.