Issue Date: 
September 16, 2013


Callan, traditional Celtic band features voice, bodhran, fiddle, and guitar, noon, Sept. 18, Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union Lower Level, PITT ARTS Artful Wednesdays, www.pittarts.org

Kyle Lively, young Uniontown, Pa., organist makes his first solo organ recital appearance in Pittsburgh, 3 p.m. Sept. 22, Heinz Chapel, free to public, Heinz Chapel 2013 Concert/Recital Series, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu


Senator John Heinz History Center, 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, www.heinzhistorycenter.org

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 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

University Art Gallery, Rediscover: The Collection Revealed, artwork from the University addressing certain conservation issues within the collection, through Oct. 19, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.haa.pitt.edu

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, archaeological materials exploring cultural history of the Arabian Peninsula, through Nov. 3, 4400 Forbes Ave., 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemnh.org


“Price Convergence and Fundamentals in Asset Markets With Bankruptcy Risk: An Experiment,” Tekin Kose, PhD candidate in Pitt Department of Economics, noon, Sept. 16, 4716 Posvar Hall, Department of Economics’ Experimental Economics Brown Bag Seminar/Job Market Talk, www.econ.pitt.edu

“Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools,” Diane Ravitch, historian and research professor of education, New York University, 6 p.m. Sept. 16, Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill, Great Public Schools Pittsburgh: Action United, One Pittsburgh, PA Interfaith Impact Network, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, SEIU, Yinzercation, www.lrdc.pitt.edu

“Somewhere Between,” documentary about girls adopted from China and their search for identity in America, free screening followed by panel discussion that will include documentary director and producer Linda Goldstein Knowlton, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 1500 Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies, www.english.pitt.edu

”Genes and the Microenvironment: The Two Faces of Breast Cancer,” Mina Bissell, Distinguished Scientist, Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkley National Labs, noon, Sept. 17, A219B Langley Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences Fall ‘13 Seminar Series, www.biology.pitt.edu

“Collaborative Explanation,” Melinda Fagan, Pitt Visiting Fellow and assistant professor, Department of Philosophy, Rice University, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 17, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science Lunchtime Talks, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

“A Journey With Anatomist Antonio Valsalva, from 18th Century Bologna to 21st Century Rockport, Maine, with Some Surprising Side Trips,” Richard Kahn, adjunct assistant professor of medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, 6 p.m. Sept. 17, Lecture Room 5, Scaife Hall, C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture Series, Pitt Center for Bioethics and Health Law, www.bioethics.pitt.edu

“Archaeological Evidence for the Origins of Christianity in Florence,” Franklin Toker, Pitt professor of art history,  noon, Sept. 18, auditorium, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.haa.pitt.edu

“Are We Developed Yet?: Gender and Development 20 years after Beijing,” Kathleen DeWalt, professor in Pitt Department of Anthropology, 3 p.m. Sept. 19, 2700 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Anthropology, www.anthropology.pitt.edu

Federalism and School Reform in a Changing Environment,” Marshall “Mike” Smith, former undersecretary of education, U.S. Department of Education, 3 p.m. Sept. 19, University Club, Ballroom A, Pitt Learning Research and Development Center’s 50th Distinguished Speaker Series, www.lrdc.pitt.edu

“Advanced Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery,” Yue Wu, assistant professor of chemical engineering, Purdue University, 4 p.m. Sept. 19, 150 Chevron, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Beautiful—Hard—and Dangerous! Béla Balázs, Sport Cinematography and the Bergfilm Camera Operator,” Katie Bird, Pitt Film Studies and English doctoral candidate, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Pitt Film Studies Program, www.filmstudies.pitt.edu

Charles Bock, fiction novelist, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Frick Fine Arts Building auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, pghwriterseries.wordpress.com  

“When the Patient is Racist,” Lisa S. Parker, director of graduate education, Pitt Center for Bioethics and Health Law, noon, Sept. 20, G-46 Barco Law Building, Center for Bioethics and Health Law Colloquium, RSVP pischke@pitt.edu, www.bioethics.pitt.edu

“Bigbirds Never Die: Understanding Social Dynamics of Emergent Hashtags,” Yu-Ru Lin, Pitt assistant professor of information sciences, 12:30 Sept. 20, 5317 Sennott Square, Pitt School of Information Sciences, www.isp.pitt.edu

“Farming Friendly Property Rights in the Early Holocene? Neolithic Food Storage, Surplus, and Social Differentiation,” Ian Kuijt, professor of anthropology, University of Notre Dame, 3 p.m. Sept. 20, 3106 Posvar Pitt Department of Anthropology, www.anthropology.pitt.edu


University Library System Second Annual Media Day, session to educate media and Pitt community about library system’s new and existing services, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Ballroom A, University Club, University Library System, www.library.pitt.edu


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Farmers at Phipps, shop for organic produce from local farms and meet the farmers who grew them, 2:30-6:30 every Wednesday through October, One Schenley Park, Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org

University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association Fall Family Picnic, 5 p.m. Sept. 19, Vietnam Veteran’s Pavilion, Schenley Park, Office of Academic Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu

Book Signing with Dan Rooney and Carol Peterson, authors of Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh's North Side, 6 p.m. Sept. 19, Pitt University Store on Fifth, www.upress.pitt.edu


All My Sons, one man’s life unravels as one son is missing at war while his other son prepares to propose, through Sept. 22, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave, Oakland, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com

A Skull in Connemara, a comic whodunit complete with flying skulls and bloody scenes, through Sept. 28, Charity Randall Theatre with Stephen Foster Memorial, www.play.pitt.edu

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Jonathan Proto, School of Medicine’s Cellular and Molecular Program, “An Expanding Role for Nuclear Factor-KB in Muscle Stem Cells: Implications for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,” 10 a.m. Sept. 16, 1103 Scaife Hall.

Normand Raymond, Dietrich School’s Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, “Religious Differences: Subjectivity and Alterity in the ‘Chanson de Rolan,’” 11 a.m. Sept. 20, 1325 Cathedral of Learning.

Gina Villamizar, Dietrich School’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Entre el Caribe Colombiano y el Río de la Plata: Modernidad y Literatura Fantástica,” 10 a.m. Sept. 23, 1325 Cathedral of Learning.