Issue Date: 
May 30, 2016


Carnegie Museum of Art, Teenie Harris Photographs: Great Performances Offstage, celebrates performances of all kinds as produced or experienced by Pittsburgh’s African American community and captured by Pittsburgh’s beloved photographer, through July 17; Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 105th Annual Exhibition, showcases the longest and oldest continuing survey exhibition of regional art in the country, through Aug. 15; Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, features the artist’s one-of-a-kind reinterpretation of China’s culture and politics through the zodiac, through Aug. 29, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Great Expectations, presents a collection that depicts the beauty and energy within the continuous cycle of plant development, through June 30, Hunt Library, 5th floor, 4909 Frew St., Oakland, www.huntbotanical.org

Phipps Conservatory, Butterfly Forest, colorful butterflies and beautiful glasshouse showrooms, through Sept. 5; Summer Flower Show: Playgardens, awe-inspiring summer blooms and vintage garden décor, through Oct. 2, 1 Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org

Hillman Library, 1989 China/Avant-Garde Exhibition, a look into the world of Chinese contemporary art collected by Minglu Gao, professor in Pitt’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture, through Oct. 31, University Library System, Year of the Humanities in the University, Hillman Library, www.humanities.pitt.edu 


“Biologically-Inspired Engineering: From Human Organs-on-Chips to Programmable Nanotechnology,” Donald Ingber, founding director, Wyss Institute at Harvard University, 11 a.m. 

June 10, S100A Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Magee Womens Research Institute, Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research & Training, www.health.pitt.edu   

PhD Dissertations 

Ashlee Brooke Mckeon, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, “Physiological Predictors of Behavioral Dysregulation in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Novel Ecological Momentary Assessment Method,” 10 a.m. May 31, 4065 Forbes Tower

Ulf Hlobil, Dietrich School’s Department of Philosophy, “What Is Inference? Or the Force of Reasoning,” 2:30 p.m. May 31, 1001B Cathedral of Learning

John Galante, Dietrich School’s Department of History, “Distant Loyalties: World War I and the Italian South Atlantic,” 11 a.m. June 2, 3703 Posvar Hall

Swathi Sreerangarajan, Dietrich School’s Department of English, “Working around Ethnographic Entanglements: South Asian American Literature and Popular Culture,” 11 a.m. June 3, 501 Cathedral of Learning

Louis Justine Vuga, School of Medicine’s Clinical and Translational Science Program, “Potential Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) and Correlation of E2F8 with Biomarkers and Its Implication in Collagen-1 Synthesis,” 2:30 p.m. June 7, 152 Cathedral of Learning 

Eser Yilmaz, School of Medicine’s Center for Neuroscience, “Sensory Neuron Subpopulation-Specific Regulation of Intracellular Calcium in a Rat Model of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy,” 12:30 p.m. June 8, 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower

Erh-Hsuan Wang, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Health Information Management, “An mHealth Platform for Supporting Clinical Data Integration and Service Delivery: An Example from Augmentative and Alternative Communication Integration,” 1 p.m. June 9, 6081 Forbes Tower