Issue Date: 
May 6, 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, www.thefrickpittsburgh.org

Carnegie Museum of Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 102nd Annual 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 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 an articulated glass woolly mammoth skeleton, through Oct. 6, One Schenley Park, Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org



“Adaptive Evolution and Coevolution Within Protein Networks,” Nathan L. Clark, Pitt professor of computational and systems biology, 1 p.m. May 10, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Office of the Provost, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.provost.pitt.edu



Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology Research Symposium, featuring keynote address from Weill Cornell Medical College professor David Eliezer and a series of talks by molecular biophysics and structural biology faculty and students, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 10, Lecture Room 6, Biomedical Science Tower 3, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, www.mbsb.pitt.edu/symposium



Honk Jr., modern version of the Ugly Duckling; and Huck Finn, Mark Twain’s classic American tale, May 11-26, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, Point Park University, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com


Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Gregory Whitten, Dietrich School’s Department of Economics, “Essays on Currency, Unions, and Trade,” 10 a.m. May 6, 4716 Posvar Hall.

Olga Klimova, Dietrich School’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, “Soviet Youth Films Under Brezhnev: Watching Between the Lines,” 11:30 a.m. May 6, 1218 Cathedral of Learning.

Torsten Jochem, Dietrich School’s Department of Economics, “Three Essays on Finance and Banking,” 1 p.m. May 6, 4716 Posvar Hall.

Natalie Kimball, Dietrich School’s Department of History, “An Open Secret: The Hidden History of Unwanted Pregnancy and Abortion in Highland Bolivia, 1952-2010,” 2 p.m. May 7, 3703 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.