Issue Date: 
January 26, 2015


Emerging Legends Concert Series, Americana blues duo Ferrous Blues brings together jazz-inspired guitar with soulful female vocals, noon Jan. 30, Cup & Chaucer Café, Hillman Library, www.library.pitt.edu/emerging-legends 

Pitt Symphony Orchestra, features Pitt alumnus Mark Fromm’s Steel, Slag, and Silicon, and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, 8 p.m. Feb. 4, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, www.music.pitt.edu


University Art Gallery, Studio Arts Summer 2014 Creative Research Exhibition, features work of students who participated 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, through Feb. 6, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.haa.pitt.edu/collections/university-art-gallery  

Carnegie Museum of Art, 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, Time Machines: Watches from the H. J. Heinz Collection, showcases more than 20 of ketchup entrepreneur H. J. Heinz’s most spectacular timepieces, Jan. 31 through June 1; 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 10 works with human and animal subjects spanning 200 million years, through April 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, through March 1, One Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org 


“Original Flesh: What Did Extinct Humans Really Look Like?” Elisabeth Daynès, director and founder, Atelier Daynès, Paris, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Race, Sex, and Human Evolution speaker series, Pitt Honors College, www.honorscollege.pitt.edu 

“Rudolf Carnap and the Dilthey School: Humanities in the Aufbau,” Christian Damböck, visiting fellow, Institute Vienna Circle, Austria, 12:05 p.m. Jan. 27, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr 

“Unpacking Impact Investing: What It Is and How It Can Fuel Social Innovation,” Kimberlee Cornett, managing director, The Kresge Foundation’s Social Investment Practice; and Christine Looney, senior program investment officer, The Ford Foundation, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

Jan. 28, University Club, sponsored by Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs’ Philanthropy Forum, Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania, register at jnielsen@gwpa.org

“Noble Wounds and the Surgeon King: Mediated Embodiments in Early Modern France,” Chloé Hogg, Pitt assistant professor of French, 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29, 402 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu

“Patent Law,” Megan Bowers, patent agent, Pepper Hamilton LLP, and Patrick Kelly, partner, Riverside Law LLP, noon Jan. 30, 1105 ABC Scaife Hall, Office of Academic Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu  

“Direct Realism and the Predictive Mind,” Zoe Drayson, visiting fellow, University of Stirling, Scotland, 12:05 p.m. Jan. 30, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr 

“Sparking Hope—Teaching as a Catalyst to Launching Great Learning,” Sean McComb, a Pitt alumnus and the 2014 National Teacher of the Year, 3 p.m. Feb. 2, University Club Ballroom 6, Pitt Alumni Association, School of Education, www.education.pitt.edu   

“Confronting Environmental Racism: Views from the Front Lines of the Climate Justice Struggle,” Cindy Wiesner, director, national Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, 4 p.m. Feb. 5, 4130 Posvar Hall, Global Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu 

“The First Step: The Mechanics of Starting a Small Business,” presented by Pitt’s Small Business Development Center, 7:30 a.m. Feb. 6, Mervis Hall, www.entrepreneur.pitt.edu   


“Brave Miss World” Screening, a documentary film about the heroic journey of Miss Israel Linor Abargil, who was abducted and abused as a child, but went on to be crowned Miss World, 7 p.m. Jan. 27, William Pitt Union Ballroom, Hillel Jewish University Center, www.hilleljuc.org

Joshua Marie Wilkinson and Jen Bervin, award-winning poets, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, https://pghwriterseries.wordpress.com 

PhD Dissertations 

Kristine-Ann Buela, Pitt School of Medicine’s Department of Immunology, “The Role of Dendritic Cells in the Cornea in the Adaptive Immune Response Following Herpes Simplex Virus-1 Ocular Infection,” 10 a.m. Jan. 27, S120 Biomedical Science Tower

Lindsey Marcell Kelly, School of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, “Identification and Functional Characterization of STRN-ALK Fusions as a Therapeutic Target in Aggressive Forms of Thyroid Cancer,” 9 a.m. Jan. 30, Room 1021, Clinical Lab Building, 3477 Euler Way, Oakland

Ashima Singh, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Approaches Used to Compare Clinical Strategies,” 11 a.m. Jan. 30, Room 109, Pitt Public Health Building

Heather Livengood, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Occupational Therapy, “Exploring Participation in Individuals with Glaucoma,” 3 p.m. Feb. 4, 5073 Forbes Tower

Hugo Ikehara, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “Leaderships, Crisis and Political Change: The End of the Formative Period in the Nepeña Valley, Perú,” 11 a.m. Feb. 6, 3307 Posvar Hall