Issue Date: 
July 6, 2015


Carnegie Museum of Art, She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, work by 12 leading photographers who question tradition and challenge perceptions of Middle Eastern identity, through Sept. 28; Sketch to Structure, reveals the architectural design process to show how buildings take shape from an initial concept, through Aug. 17; Jacqueline Humphries, the contemporaryartist’s first solo museum exhibition in nearly a decade, featuring her silver and black-light paintings, through Oct. 5; Teenie Harris Photographs: Cars, showcases a selection of 25 elegant photographs of automobiles from the 1930s to 1970s, and emphasizes the roles they played in Pittsburgh’s segregated African American communities, through Oct. 16, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org


“Reveal the Dark Matter in Cancer,” Da Yang, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, School of Pharmacy, noon July 17, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, 2015 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar series, www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu 

PhD Dissertations

Alexis P. Chidi, School of Medicine’s Department of Clinical and Translational Science, “Evaluating Treatment of Chronic Liver Disease & Hepatocellular Carcinoma,” 8 a.m. July 7, 317 Cathedral of Learning

Zhan Liang, School of Nursing, “Effect of Music Intervention During Daily Weaning Trials in a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital—A 6-Day Prospective Randomized Crossover Trial,” 9 a.m. July 13, 451 Victoria Building

Abdullah Alanazi, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Health Information Management, “Comprehensive Approach to Explaining Users’ Acceptance and Intention to Use Electronic Health Records (EHR) in a Practice Setting, Focusing Specifically on Rehabilitation Facilities with a Primary Emphasis on Saudi Arabia’s Healthcare System,” 10 a.m. July 14, 6053 Forbes Tower

Jae Won Kang, Dietrich School’s Department of Economics, “Three Essays on Information Economics,” 9 a.m. July 16, 4716 Posvar Hall

Yu-Kuang Wu, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, “Development and Evaluation of a Smartphone Virtual Seating Coach Application to Facilitate Powered Seat Function Usage for Powered Wheelchair Users,” 3 p.m. July 17, 4065 Forbes Tower

Soni Sankapal, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, “Studies on the Cellular Factors and Hormones Controlling HIV Transmission in an Organ Culture Model,” 1 p.m. July 20, A115 Graduate School of Public Health

Susan E. Thrane, School of Nursing, “Acceptability and Feasibility of Reiki for Symptom Management in Children Receiving Palliative Care,” 1 p.m. July 20, 129 Victoria Building

Muhammad Alrwaily, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Physical Therapy, “Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation as a Supplement to Stabilization Exercises in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” 8 a.m. July 21, 4014 Forbes Tower

Jennifer Horn, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Communication Science and Disorders, “2f2-f1 DPOAE Sources in Contradiction to the Two-Source/Two-Mechanism Model,” 11 a.m. July 21, 6081 Forbes Tower

Michelle Varnell, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, “The Evaluation of Scapular Kinematics and Muscular Characteristics of the Scapular Stabilizers in Overhead Athletes Presenting with Scapular Dyskinesis Compared to Healthy Controls,” 2 p.m. July 21, 4060 Forbes Tower

Teresa L. Hagan, School of Nursing, “Development of a Measure of Self-Advocacy Among Female Cancer Survivors,” noon July 22, 117 Victoria Building

Kidane Ghebrehawariat, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Parametric Inference on Quantile Residual Life,” 10 a.m. July 27, A215 Crabtree Hall

Yingda Jiang, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Gene-Based Association Testing of Dichotomous Traits Using Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Family Data,” 2:30 p.m. July 27, A216 Crabtree Hall

Sarah Bagley, Dietrich School’s Department of English, “Writing from Finitude: Love, Desire, and the Nostalgias of Modernism,” 1 p.m. July 29, 602 Cathedral of Learning