Issue Date: 
February 3, 2014


University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Britten and Beethoven, tenor Robert Frankenberry joins Pitt’s Symphony Orchestra for Britten’s Nocturne then conducts Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, 8 p.m. Feb. 5, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

Chamber Choir Festival, choral performance, 3 p.m. Feb. 9, Heinz Memorial Chapel, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu


University Art Gallery, Studio Arts Summer 2013 Creative Research Exhibition: Wyoming Field Study & Undergraduate Research Awards, exhibition of work from students participating in the Summer 2013 Studio Arts Field Study in Wyoming, through Feb. 7, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.studioarts.pitt.edu

Filmmakers Galleries, Pittsburgh je t’aime, features more than 100 small printed images taken in and around Pittsburgh with artist Hilary Robinson’s iPhone, through Feb. 21, 477 Melwood Ave., http://pfm.pittsburgharts.org

Carnegie Library, Inside Out: The Art of the Students of Greater Pittsburgh Literary Council, through Feb. 28, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Greater Pittsburgh Literary Council, http://www.gplc.org

Phipps Conservatory, Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show, featuring elegant orchids planted in garden beds and hanging baskets alongside tropical bonsai trees, through March 9, 1 Schenley Park, Oakland, http://phipps.conservatory.org

Carnegie Museum of Art, 2013 Carnegie International, preeminent exhibition of new international art in the United States, through March 16, 4400 Forbes Ave, Oakland, www.carnegiemuseums.org


“Coupling Actin Assembly to the Endocytic Coat During Clathrin Mediated Endocytosis,” Douglas Boettner, research assistant professor of biological sciences, University of Miami School of Medicine, 4 p.m. Feb. 3, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences, www.biology.pitt.edu

“The Healing Power of Fat: Plastic Surgery, Regenerative Medicine, and the Science of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells,” J. Peter Rubin, professor and chair of plastic surgery, Pitt School of Medicine; professor of bioengineering, Pitt Swanson School of Engineering, 4 p.m. Feb. 3, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.provost.pitt.edu

“Capillary Electrophoresis for High Sensitivity Proteomics,” Norman J. Dovichi, Grace-Rupley Professor of Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 4, 152 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“The Conundrum of Cancer Virus Causality,” Patrick S. Moore, Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Pitt School of Medicine, 4 p.m. Feb. 4, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.provost.pitt.edu

“Defining Functional Microcircuitry in the Neocortex,” Jason MacLean, assistant professor of neurobiology, University of Chicago, 4 p.m. Feb. 4, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Neuroscience, Pitt Center for Neuroscience, http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

“Explaining the Likelihood of Disorderly Public Gatherings: U.S. Campus Communities, 1997-2007,” John D. McCarthy, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Penn State University, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 2432 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Sociology, www.sociology.pitt.edu

“Cache Rules Everything Around Me,” Andy Pavlo, assistant professor of computer science, Carnegie Mellon University, 3 p.m. Feb. 5, 5317 Sennott Square Building, Pitt Computer Science Departmental Colloquium, http://cs.pitt.edu

“The Programmable Epigenome: Small RNAs, Chromatin, and Genome Defense in the Drosophila Germline,” Jonathan Preall, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 4 p.m. Feb. 5, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences, www.biology.pitt.edu

“Structure and Stability of Components within the Cell Nucleus,” Kris N. Dahl, associate professor of biomedical engineering and chemical engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 11 a.m. Feb. 6, 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3, Pitt and CMU Joint Program in Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology, www.mbsb.pitt.edu

“Combining Organic Synthesis and Directed Evolution to Design HIV Vaccines,” Isaac Krauss, assistant professor of chemistry, Brandeis University, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Compound-Specific Sulfur Isotopes Reveal Two Pathways in the Sulfurization of Kerogen,” Alex L. Sessions, professor of geobiology, California Institute of Technology, 3:45 p.m. Feb. 6, 11 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology Spring 2014 Colloquium, www.geology.pitt.edu

“Disambiguating the Complex Chemical Mechanisms Underlying Basic Brain Function Using Microelectrochemistry,” Leslie Sombers, assistant professor of analytical chemistry, North Carolina State University, 4 p.m. Feb. 6, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Chicago Historic Zoning Research,” Randall Walsh, Pitt professor of economics, noon Feb. 7, University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research’s Urban and Regional Brown Bag Seminar, 3343 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.ucsur.pitt.edu

“Poverty, Conditional Cash Transfers, and Children’s Development: Using Psychology to Understand Policy Strategies,” Larry Aber, professor of applied psychology, New York University, 3 p.m. Feb. 8, Martin Colloquium Center, 4127 Sennott Square, Pitt Department of Psychology, www.psychology.pitt.edu


Book Discussion with Walter Mosley, fiction writer known for Devil in a Blue Dress, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, http://pghwriterseries.wordpress.com

PhD Dissertation Defenses

Katie Homar, Dietrich School’s Department of English, “Prose Declaimers: British Romantic Essayists and Classical Rhetoric,” 11 a.m. Feb. 3, 501 Cathedral of Learning.