Issue Date: 
April 28, 2013


Senator John Heinz History Center, 1968: The Year That Rocked America, collection of artifacts and displays revealing how 1968 shaped our country, through May 12; From Slavery to Freedom, antislavery movement to the modern quest for civil rights, including material from Pitt-produced exhibition Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries displayed at Heinz History Center in 2008-09, ongoing, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District.

Frick Art and Historical Center, A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics, a look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia, through June 16, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-342-4075, http://TheFrickPittsburgh.org  

Carnegie Museum of Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 102nd Annual Exhibition, the exhibition celebrates 102 years of exceptional art by members of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, through June 23, Heinz Galleries, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Forest, includes such beautiful species as Monarchs and Zebra Longwings, through Sept. 2; Summer Flower Show: Glass in the Gardens, featuring lifelike floral forms, whimsical long-legged birds, rotating stained-glass towers, and a large, articulated woolly mammoth skeleton, through Oct. 6, One Schenley Park, Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org


“Does Family Planning Increase Children’s Opportunities? Evidence From the War on Poverty and The Early Years of Title X,” Martha Bailey, professor of economics, University of Michigan, 3:30 p.m. April 30, 4716 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Economics, 412-648-1793, www.econ.pitt.edu

“Synthesis of Polycyclic Aromatics for Use as High Performance Electronic Materials,” Timothy M. Swager, John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 4 p.m. April 30, 150 Chevron, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Savage Games,” Simon Grant, professor of economics, University of Queensland, 3:30 p.m. May 2, 4716 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Economics, 412-648-1793, www.econ.pitt.edu 


Second Annual University of Pittsburgh and Tsinghua University Joint Symposium on Medical Sciences, universities collaborate to produce sessions on neuroscience, immunology, infectious diseases, reproductive and stem cell biology, and more, April 29-30, 11th Floor Scaife Hall, 412-383-9963, www.pitt-tsinghua2013.pitt.edu

15th Annual Russian Film Symposium, titled “Reimagining Class: Recent Russian Cinema,” presents recent films depicting Russia’s often-overlooked middle class, April 29-May 4, padunov@pitt.edu, www.rusfilm.pitt.edu/2013


Our Class, theatrical performance inspired by the Jan Gross book, Neighbors, through May 4, Stephen Foster Memorial, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, 412-561-6000, www.picttheatre.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Daniel Jones, Dietrich School’s Department of Economics, “Three Essays on the Economics of the Nonprofit Sector,” noon May 3, 4716 Posvar Hall.

Fanyin He, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Nonparametric MANOVA Approaches for Non-Normal Multivariate Outcomes,” 10 a.m. May 13, A215 Crabtree Hall.