Issue Date: 
February 23, 2015


Kei Rush Trio, explores core human emotions that transcend geographic and historical boundaries using the sounds of jazz, blues, and folk tunes, noon Feb. 27, Cup & Chaucer Café, Hillman Library, www.library.pitt.edu/emerging-legends


University Art Gallery, Exhibition^3: Documenta 5, Harald Szeemann, The Artists, based upon a loaned exhibition from the Independent Curators International, curated by Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory Terry Smith, Gallery Curator Isabelle Chartier, and students from the Pitt Museum Studies Exhibition seminar, Feb. 24-March 20, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.haa.pitt.edu

Carnegie Museum of Art, 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 

March 31; Antoine Catala: Distant Feel, a multimedia exploration of the way that images provoke emotion, especially as they travel virtual and physical distances via the internet, through May 18; Sketch to Structure, reveals the architectural design process to show how buildings take shape from an initial concept, through Aug. 17, 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 March 30; The Scientific Art of Charles R. Knight, showcases a collection of ten works with human and animal subjects spanning 200 million years, through April 26; Time Machines: Watches from the H. J. Heinz Collection, showcases more than 20 of ketchup entrepreneur H. J. Heinz’s most spectacular timepieces, through June 1, 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  


“The Argument from the Good Lot: Unconceived Alternatives and 19th Century Bacteriology,” Raphael Scholl, visiting fellow, University of Bern, Switzerland, 12:05 p.m. 

Feb. 24, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

“The Collision of Race and Criminal Justice: Lessons from the Aftermath of Ferguson,” David Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar and professor, Pitt School of Law, noon Feb. 25, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work, Center on Race and Social Problems, www.socialwork.pitt.edu

“The Revolution at the Corner Drugstore,” Larry Merlo, president and CEO, CVS Health, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Ballroom B, The University Club, The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy, www.thornburghforum.pitt.edu

“‘Radical’ Thinking About Character Recognition: The Structure of the Chinese Orthography and Its Ramifications for Literacy Training,” Frank Dolce, Master’s candidate, Pitt Department of East Asian Studies, 11:00 a.m. Feb. 26, 4217 Posvar Hall, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures Colloquium, www.deall.pitt.edu  

“Revolutionary Visions: Ramón Emeterio Betances and the Specters of 19th Century Puerto Rican Patriotism,” Kahlil Chaar-Pérez, Pitt Postdoctoral Fellow, 3:00 p.m. Feb. 27, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, www.hispanic.pitt.edu  

“On Defining Climate and Climate Change,” Charlotte Werndl, professor of logic and philosophy of science, University of Salzburg, Austria, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

“A Half-Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Perspective,” panel discussion to commemorate 50 years of the civil rights movement; among panelists are Pitt School of Social Work Dean Larry E. Davis, Pitt Law Professor David J. Garrow, and former National Urban League president Vernon E. Jordan Jr., 7:30 p.m. March 2, Seventh Floor Auditorium, Alumn Hall, Pitt Honors College, RSVP http://tinyurl.com/civil-rights-at-50


Urinetown, a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold, Feb. 25-March 6, Pitt Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning, www.play.pitt.edu

PhD Dissertations

Megan Julian, Dietrich School’s Department of Psychology, “The Development of Children Adopted Following a Social-Emotional Intervention in an Institution,” 3 p.m. Feb. 23, 4127 Sennott Square