Issue Date: 
March 3, 2014

Concerts“Critical Periods for Synaptic and Perceptual Development,” Biomedical Science Tower 3, March 6

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, playing Elizabeth Brown’s Arboretum and Frances White’s Centre Bridge (Dark River), 8 p.m. March 5, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, www.music.pitt.edu

Pitt Men’s Glee Club, joining the University of Illinois Varsity Men’s Glee Club and singing Handl, Liszt, Moses Hogan, and Biebl, 7:30 p.m. March 6, First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, 159 North Bellefield Ave., Oakland, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

Kevin Solecki, Grammy-nominated accordionist plays in concert, 3 p.m. March 9, Heinz Chapel, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu


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

University Art Gallery, Chinese Video Art and Documentary from Gao Minglu’s Archives (1985-2005), videos showcasing Chinese response to the rapid political and economic changes in late 20th-century China, through March 21, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt Department of History of Art and Architecture, www.haa.pitt.edu

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                                                                                                                                    

Hillman Library, Oakland: A Look Back over the 20th Century, glimpse into a foreshadowing the changes that would lead to Oakland’s development as a medical, cultural, and educational hub, through summer 2014, http://digital.library.pitt.edu


“Americans by Heart: Undocumented Latino Students and the Promise of Higher Education,” William Perez, associate professor, Claremont Graduate University School of Educational Studies, noon March 3, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems, Reed Smith Speaker Series, www.crsp.pitt.edu

“Heart Physiology and Immunology in An Insect: How the Mosquito Circulatory and Immune Systems Have Co-Adapted to Fight Infection,” Julian Hillyer, assistant professor of biological sciences, Vanderbilt University, 4 p.m. March 3, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences, www.biology.pitt.edu

“Subjects or Citizens: West Indian Migration to Cuba,” Graciela Chailloux, adjunct professor of economics, University of Havana, noon March 4, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt Departments of History, Sociology, and Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Center for Latin American Studies, www.history.pitt.edu

“Transcriptional Control Generating Excitatory and Inhibitory Neurons in Somatosensory Circuits,” Jane E. Johnson, William S. McIntyre Distinguished Chair of Neuroscience, professor of neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medial Center, 4 p.m. March 4, S120 Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Department of Neurobiology, www.neurobio.pitt.edu

“But For Us It’s Genocide! Transitional Justice and Memory Politics in Post-Soviet Latvia,” Katja Wezel, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor, Pitt Department of History, 4 p.m. March 5, 3702 Posvar Hall, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, Department of History, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce

“Cortical and Perceptual Processing of Visual Form,” J. Anthony Movshon, director, Center for Neural Science, New York University, 4 p.m. March 6, 2nd Floor Learning Research and Development Center, Pitt Center for Neuroscience, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Department of Ophthalmology, UPMC Eye Center, http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

“Critical Periods for Synaptic and Perceptual Development,” Dan Sanes, professor of neural science and biology, New York University, 4 p.m. March 6, 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3, Pitt Department of Otolaryngology, http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

“Implementation with Interdependent Valuations,” Andrew Postlewaite, Harry P. Kamen Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 4 p.m. March 6, 4716 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Economics, www.econ.pitt.edu

“Visual and Visuomotor Anomalies in Amblyopia,” J. Anthony Movshon, Silver Professor, director, Center for Neural Science, New York University, 10 a.m. March 7, Pitt Center for Neuroscience, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Department of Ophthalmology, UPMC Eye Center, http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

“The Demand for Bad Policy When Voters Underappreciate Equilibrium Effects,” Pedro Dal Bo, associate professor of economics, Brown University, noon March 7, 4716 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Economics Experimental/Behavioral Economics Seminar, www.econ.pitt.edu

PhD Dissertation Defenses 

Seung-hwan Shin, Dietrich School’s Department of English, “New Korean Cinema: Mourning to Regeneration,” 9:30 a.m. March 3, 501 Cathedral of Learning.

Wai Kan (Karen) Chiu, School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Pharmacology, “Gene Therapy Approaches with Allotopic Expression Using a Drosophila Model with an Endogenous ATP6 Mutation,” noon March 7, 1395 Biomedical Science Tower.

Nicholas E. Simon, Dietrich School’s Department of Biological Sciences, “Stop and Go: Activation of the Eukaryotic Replicative Helicase–Mcm 2-7,” 2 p.m. March 7, A219B Langley Hall.