Issue Date: 
January 12, 2015


University Art Gallery, Studio Arts Summer 2014 Creative Research Exhibition, features the work of students participating in the Summer 2014 Studio Arts Field Study in Wyoming, offered through the University Honors College, Dietrich School’s Office of Undergraduate Research and the ACCIAC Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation, Jan. 14 through Feb. 6, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.haa.pitt.edu/collections/university-art-gallery  

Carnegie Museum of Art, Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again, combines found and repurposed objects in unexpected ways, through Jan. 12; Pierre Leguillon: Arbus Bonus, combines 256 snapshots by famed photographer Diane Arbus in an installation by French artist Pierre Leguillon, through Jan. 12; Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals, features the creative work of Pittsburgh-native Duane Michals, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, through Feb. 16; Teenie Harris Photographs: Civil Rights Perspectives, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act with 25 select photos from the Teenie Harris Archive, through Mar. 31, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org 

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Finding the Words: Pittsburgh and the Early Civil Rights Movement, focuses on local and national efforts to engage in dialogue about race in light of rising racial tensions at the time, through Mar. 30; The Scientific Art of Charles R. Knight, showcases a collection of ten works with human and animal subjects spanning 200 million years, through Apr. 26, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.carnegiemnh.org

Phipps Conservatory, Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show, features the opening of a new art exhibit, Orchids and Irises in the Garden, with paintings by renowned silk artist Jamie Kirkell, Jan. 17 through Mar. 1, One Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org 


“Alien Science,” Nicholas Rescher, Pitt Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, 12:05 p.m. Jan. 13, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr  

“What Happened to Phlogiston? Reconsidering the Chemical Revolution,” Wayne Myrvold, visiting fellow, University of Western Ontario, 12:05 p.m. Jan. 16, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr 

“Resilience Governance by Way of Risk Taking: The Efforts and Lesson of Taiwan,” Tsung-Shiun Li, visiting scholar, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Center for Disaster Management, noon Jan. 16, 4217 Posvar Hall, Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu 

“Sumeida’s Song,” composer Mohammed Fairouz discusses his composition, Sumeida’s Song, which will be performed by the Pittsburgh Opera in February and March, 4 p.m. Jan. 16, 132 Music Building, Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu 

“Two Impossibility Results for Popperian Corroboration,” Jan Sprenger, professor, philosophy of science, and scientific director of the Center for Logic, General Ethics, and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University, the Netherlands, 12:05 p.m. Jan. 20, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

“’Try on the Outfit and Just See How It Works’: The Psychocultural Responses of Disconnected Black Youth to Work,” Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, noon Jan. 21, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems, School of Social Work, www.socialwork.pitt.edu 

“The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan,” presented by Pitt’s Small Business Development Center, 7:30 a.m. Jan. 23, Mervis Hall, Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, www.entrepreneur.pitt.edu 

“A Feminist Cultural Studies Approach to Yoga: Co-Optation or Counter Hegemonic Embodiment?” Kerrie Kauer, visiting scholar, Pitt’s Gender, Sexuality and Women Studies Program, 10 a.m. Jan. 23, 402 Cathedral of Learning, www.gsws.pitt.edu 

“Understanding the OCD Brain: Using New Technologies to Build Bridges Between Humans and Mice,” Susanne Ahmari, Pitt assistant professor of psychiatry; and “Understanding Auditory Deficits in Schizophrenia Using a Non-Human Primate Model System,” Tobias Teichert, Pitt assistant professor of psychiatry and bioengineering, noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Auditorium, Department of Psychiatry’s Researchers on the Rise Lectures, www.psychiatry.pitt.edu  

PhD Dissertations

Marvin Leathers, Pitt’s Center for Neuroscience, “Representation of Value and Salience in the Primate Brain,” 10:00 a.m. Jan. 16, 2nd floor Auditorium, Learning Research and Development Center

Joanna Collins, Dietrich School’s Department of English, “Authors Exposed: Victorian Literary Celebrity and the Graphic Revolution,” 11 a.m. Jan. 20, 602 Cathedral of Learning

Peter Neumann, Pitt’s Center for Neuroscience, “Cocaine-Based Signaling Changes in the Nucleus Accumbens, the Lateral Habenula, and the Thalamus,” 2:30 p.m. Jan. 20, A219B Langley Hall