The Choir of the College of William and Mary, featuring Nathaniel Dett’s Chariot Jubilee and selections from Eternal Memory to the Heroes: Selected Hymns from the Memorial Service by Alexander Kastalsky, 8 p.m. March 17, Heinz Memorial Chapel, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu
William and Mary Symphony Orchestra, including Elgar’s Cello Concerto in e minor and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, 5:30 p.m. March 21, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, www.music.pitt.edu
University Art Gallery, Nicholas Lochoff Collection Guided Tours, free tours offered in English and Mandarin Chinese, through April 11, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt Department of History of Art and Architecture, www.haa.pitt.edu
Hillman Library, Oakland: A Look Back Over the 20th Century, glimpse into the changes that would lead to Oakland’s development as a medical, cultural, and educational hub, ground floor Hillman Library, through summer 2014, http://digital.library.pitt.edu/
“Algorithms for Scheduling and Large Data Analysis,” Benjamin Moseley, research assistant professor, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, 9:45 a.m. March 17, 5317 Sennott Square, Pitt Department of Computer Science Departmental Colloquium, http://cs.pitt.edu
“Bridging Genes to the Environment in the Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity,” Benjamin Blackman, assistant professor of genetics, genomics, and epigenetics, University of Virginia, 4 p.m. March 17, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biology, www.biology.pitt.edu
“Same-Sex Marriage: From Europe to the Global Arena,” David Paternotte, political science researcher, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 4 p.m. March 18, 4500 Posvar Hall, Gender and the Global Spring 2014 Events, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu
“Recognizing and Supporting the Global Social Service Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities,” Robin S. Mama, dean, Monmouth University School of Social Work, noon March 19, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work, World Social Work Day Lecture, Sidney A. Teller Lecture, www.socialwork.pitt.edu
“Hydrazone-Based Switches, Fluorophores, and Sensors,” Ivan Aprahamian, assistant professor of chemistry, Dartmouth College, 2:30 p.m. March 20, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu
“The Politics of Sex: 2012 and Beyond,” Susan Hansen, Pitt professor emeritus of political science, 4 p.m. March 20, 2201 Posvar Hall, Gender and the Global Spring 2014 Events, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu
“Spot Market Incentives: Optimal Contract Design with Unverifiable Output,” Aislinn Bohren, assistant professor of economics, University of Pennsylvania, 4 p.m. March 20, 4716 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Economics, www.econ.pitt.edu
“A Dome of Majestic Proportion: Researching Cass Gilbert’s West Virginia State Capitol,” David Wilkins, Pitt professor emeritus of art history, and Ann Thomas Wilkins, Duquesne University associate professor emerita of classics, 4-5:30 p.m. March 20, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, www.haa.pitt.edu
“The General and the Music Teacher: Tracing Orality in the Dirty War Archives of Chile,” Steve J. Stern, Alberto Flores Galindo and Hilldale Professor of Latin American History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 4:30 p.m. March 20, 2500 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of History, Center for Latin American Studies, www.history.pitt.edu
“Sonic Wounds: Narratives of Sorrow and the Migrant Circuits of Brown Feelings,” Armando Garcia, Pitt assistant professor of Hispanic languages and literatures, 10 a.m. March 21, 2201 Posvar Hall, work-in-progress discussion, Gender and the Global Spring 2014 Events, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu
“A Two-Way Street: Multiple Price Lists, the Common Ratio Effect and Preference Reversals,” David Eil, assistant professor of experimental economics and behavioral economics, George Mason University, noon March 21, 4716 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Economics’ Experimental and Behavioral Economics Seminar, download materials at www.econ.pitt.edu
“Making the New Economy Work in Pittsburgh,” Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy, University of Maryland, College Park, 2 p.m. March 21, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt Department of Sociology, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, School of Social Work, www.business.pitt.edu/katz/berg
“The Crossing: World Music and Zulu Ngoma at Home,” Louise Meintjes, associate professor of music, Duke University, 4 p.m. March 21, 132 Music Building, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu
“Environment and Energy: Comparison of U.S. and EU Policies,” conference organized by Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, Pitt associate professor of public and international affairs, March 21 and 22, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce
PhD Dissertation Defenses
Kathleen McGinnis, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Science, “Concordance of Race/Ethnicity of Interventionists and Caregivers of Dementia Patients: Relationship to Study Outcomes,” 2 p.m. March 20, 210 Parran Hall.
Charles Adam Berrey, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “Organization and Growth Among Early Complex Societies in Central Pacific Panama,” 9 a.m. March 21, 3307 Posvar Hall.
Karen Keenan, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, “Prediction of Knee Kinematics During a Stop Jump-Cut Maneuver Using Trunk Neuromuscular Characteristics and Kinematics in a Healthy, Physically Active Population,” 11 a.m. March 21, 4017 Forbes Tower.
Shih-Hsiang Sung, Dietrich School Department’s of Anthropology, “The Flowing Materiality of Crystal: A Global Commodity Chair of Fengshui Objects from Brazil, China to Taiwan,” 1:30 p.m. March 21, 3106 Posvar Hall.
Other Stories From This Issue
March 17, 2014
On the Freedom Road
Follow a group of Pitt students on the Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights bus tour, a nine-day, 2,300-mile journey crisscrossing five states.
Day 1: The Awakening
Day 2: Deep Impressions
Day 3: Music, Montgomery, and More
Day 4: Looking Back, Looking Forward
Day 5: Learning to Remember
Day 6: The Mountaintop
Day 7: Slavery and Beyond
Day 8: Lessons to Bring Home
Day 9: Final Lessons