Briefly noted

Issue Date: 
April 2, 2012

Four Inaugural Lectures Scheduled

University of Pittsburgh Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson has announced information on four Provost’s Inaugural Lectures that will take place over the next two weeks.

All four lectures will be held at 4 p.m. The names of the professors and the titles, dates, and locations of their lectures follow.

Jun Chen, Endowed Chair in Cerebrovascular Disease Research, Pitt School of Medicine, “Translational Stroke Research: An Expanding Black Hole,” April 4, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall.

Gary A. Silverman, Magee/Twenty-Five Club Professor of Newborn Medicine, Pitt School of Medicine, “Of Mice, Worms and Men:  The Necrosis in Necrotizing Enterocolitis Is Not a Done Deal,” April 9, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall.

George Reid Andrews, Distinguished Professor of History, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, “Racial Inequality in Brazil and the United States, 1990-2010,” April 10, 2500 Posvar Hall.

Yoel Sadovsky, Elsie Hilliard Hillman Chair in Women’s and Infants’ Health Research, Pitt School of Medicine, “Feto-Placental Defense: A Macro Role for MicroRNAs,” April 12, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall.

Studio Arts Student Exhibition At Pitt April 4-28

The creative work of Pitt student artists will be showcased in the annual Studio Arts Student Exhibition, to be held April 4-28 in the University Art Gallery of the Frick Fine Arts Building.

The artwork—including sculptures, paintings, drawings, videos, prints, and digital imaging—represents the work of 28 seniors expected to graduate this semester with majors in studio arts, as well as other students, both studio arts majors and nonmajors. Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts is part of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

A public opening reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. April 4 at the gallery. At noon on April 18, a number of student artists will be on hand to discuss their artwork.

Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery also will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.

For more information, call 412-648-2430 or visit