Issue Date: 
September 30, 2013


Ortner/Levine Duo, international swinging clarinet, saxophone, and piano melodies, noon Oct. 4, Cup and Chaucer Café, Hillman Library, The Emerging Legends Concert Series, www.library.pitt.edu/emerging-legends

Tributo to Chile, visiting musicians Rodrigo Invernizzi, Orion Morales, Ella Ponce, and Daniel Fuenzalida will play South American songs inspired by the music of Chile and the Andes, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Center for Latin American Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/

Pitt Night at Heinz Hall, featuring Carmina Burana and Beethoven’s overture to Fidelio, 8 p.m. Oct. 4, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, Downtown, 412-392-4900, pittsburghsymphony.org/pittnight

Rediscovery, Rebirth, Restoration, and Remembrance in Ragtime, Tom Roberts and the Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra performing works from Pittsburgh and Latin American composers, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Hillman Center for Performing Arts, Richard E. Rauh Theater, Shady Side Academy Senior School, 423 Fox Chapel Road, Fox Chapel, sixth annual “The Americas—In Concert,” cosponsored by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/

Ensemble Son and Either/Or, performing a double quartet of contemporary music, 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Music on the Edge, www.music.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 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 & History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, archaeological materials exploring cultural history of the Arabian Peninsula, through Nov. 3, 4400 Forbes Ave. Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemnh.org 



“Studying Scent: Bridging the Gap Between Proximate and Ultimate Studies of Floral Chemistry,” Robert Raguso, professor of neurobiology and behavior, Cornell University, 4:15 p.m. Sept. 30, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences, www.biology.pitt.edu

“Disturbing Vision: Neural Efficiency, Haemodynamics and Homeostasis,” Arnold J. Wilkins, professor of psychology, University of Essex, 4 p.m. Oct. 1, 115 Mellon Institute, CNBC Seminar, Pitt Learning Research Development Center, www.lrdc.pitt.edu

“Fossil ‘Hobbits,’ Homo Sapiens and the Politics of Paleoanthropology,” Dean Falk, Hale G. Smith Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Florida State University, 8 p.m. Oct. 1, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt Department of Anthropology Mysteries of Human Evolution lecture series, www.anthropology.pitt.edu

“The Science and Politics of Global Warming,” Raymond S. Bradley, University Distinguished Professor of Geosciences and director of the Climate System Research Center, University of Massachusetts, 2 p.m. Oct. 2, Carnegie Lecture Hall at the Carnegie Museums, 4400 Forbes Ave, Oakland, University Honors College Climate Change Series, www.honorscollege.pitt.edu

“Leveraging Networks to Accelerate Educational Improvement,” Jennifer Lin Russell, Pitt assistant professor of education, 11 a.m. Oct. 3, 5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pitt Learning Research and Development Center, www.lrdc.pitt.edu

“Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission: Unity in Diversity?” Carolyn Ban, Pitt professor of public and international affairs, noon Oct. 3, 4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce

“The New Era of Global Science and Engineering,” Subra Suresh, president of Carnegie Mellon University, Science 2013 Provost Lecture, 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 7th floor auditorium in Alumni Hall, www.science2013.pitt.edu

“Nation-building through War,” Nicholas Sambanis, professor of political science, Yale University, noon Oct. 4, 3610 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Symposium on Political Violence, Department of Political Science, www.polisci.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

Science 2013: Convergence, including presentations by some of Pittsburgh’s leading researchers as well as keynote lectures by distinguished guest scientists, Oct. 2-4, Alumni Hall, www.science2013.pitt.edu

Book Discussion, Leela Fernandes’s Transnational Feminism in the United States: Knowledge, Ethics, Power, led by Michael Goodhart, Pitt professor of political science, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 2201 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Gender and the Global: Pitt’s Woman Studies Program, Fall 2013 Events on Gender and Sexuality, www.wstudies.pitt.edu

Walk to Cure Psoriasis, raising funds for the National Psoriasis Foundation’s research, education, and advocacy programs, 9 a.m. Oct 6, Schenley Park, Oakland, walk.psoriasis.org/pittsburgh



Ashes to Ashes, a married woman reveals an eerie communion with the dead victims of political barbarities, Oct. 2-6, Henry Heyman Theatre within Stephen Foster Memorial, www.play.pitt.edu

The Mustache, a young couple shares their morning tea and a detachable mustache, Oct. 2-6, Henry Heyman Theatre within Stephen Foster Memorial, www.play.pitt.edu



Grace Huang, School of Medicine’s Department of Computational Biology, “An Integrated, Module-Based Biomarker Discovery Framework,” 9 a.m. Sept. 30, 358 Cathedral of Learning

Jia Yao Phuah, School of Medicine’s Department of Immunology, “Elucidating the Role of the Humoral Response in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infected Cynomolgus Macaques,” 1 p.m. Sept. 30, 1095 Biomedical Science Tower

Anjuli Gairola, School of Education’s Department of Health and Physical Activity, “Estimating Caloric Expenditure Using the Physical Activity Index (PAI) in Children and Adolescents Performing a Multistage Maximal Exercise Test,” noon Oct. 2, 134 Trees Hall

Herman Sandeep Prakasam, School of Medicine’s Program in Integrative Molecular Biology, “The Role of Adenosine in Regulating Urinary Bladder Function and A1AR-mediated Membrane Trafficking in Umbrella Cells,” 2 p.m. Oct. 4, 1105A Scaife Hall

Written by Melissa Carlson