Issue Date: 
October 14, 2013


Pitt Jazz Ensemble, setting a jazzy mood on campus, noon Oct. 17, Nordy’s Place, Lower Level, William Pitt Union, Pitt Jazz Thursday Brown-Bag Lunch Concerts, www.pitt.edu/~pittjazz


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

Hillman Library, Pitt Football Through the Years, photography exhibition highlighting historic key moments and athletes from Pitt Panthers, through Jan. 17, ground floor of Hillman Library, http://digital.library.pitt.edu/d/documentingpitt

Carnegie Museum of Art, 2013 Carnegie International, preeminent exhibition of new international art in the United States, through March 16, www.carnegiemuseums.org


“Genetic Testing of Embryos and Fetuses: Ethical and Legal Landscape,” Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Medical School, professor of law, Vanderbilt Law School, 7:15 a.m. Oct. 15, Magee Women's Hospital Auditorium, Zero Level, Pitt Department of Bioethics and Health Law, www.bioethics.pitt.edu

“Communication Institutions in Infinitely Repeated Games,” Hong Wu, doctoral candidate, Pitt Department of Economics, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 4716 Posvar Hall, Pitt Experimental Economics Brown Bag Seminar/Job Market Talk, www.econ.pitt.edu

“Flying Through Turbulence: My Journey from Coal Country to the Water World,” Renee Martin-Nagle, visiting scholar, Environmental Law Institute, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 113 School of Law, Pitt Law International Women of Distinction Series, www.law.pitt.edu

“Kleist’s Queer Humor,” Katrin Pahl, associate professor of German and Romance languages and literatures, The Johns Hopkins University, 5 p.m. Oct. 15, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of German, www.german.pitt.edu

“Desiring, Acknowledging, Struggling with, Mastering and Serving Hegel,” Katrin Pahl, associate professor of German and Romance languages and literatures, The Johns Hopkins University, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 5405 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of German, www.german.pitt.edu

“Music as Biopolitical Culture in Contemporary Mali,” Ryan Skinner, assistant professor of musicology, Ohio State University, 2 p.m. Oct. 17, 302 Music Building, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

“Target Repurposing Accelerates Drug Discovery for Neglected Tropical Diseases,” Michael Pollastri, associate professor of chemistry, Northeastern University, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Optimal Motivation in Education,” Judith Harackiewicz, professor of psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3 p.m. Oct. 17, Conference Room A, University Club, Pitt Learning Research and Development Center’s 50th Anniversary 2013 Distinguished Speaker Series, www.lrdc.pitt.edu

“New Concepts in Molecular and Energy Transport within Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene: Optical Sensors, Resonant Ion Channels, and Thermopower Waves,” Michael Strano, Charles and Hilda Roddey Professor of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 4 p.m. Oct. 17, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Queer Dwellings: Migrancy, Precarity and Fabulosity,” Martin Manalansan, associate professor of anthropology and Asian American studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 4 p.m. Oct. 17, 601 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, Gender and Sexuality Studies Lecture, Pitt Humanities Center, www.wstudies.pitt.edu

“Proteomics Tools to Understand Aging and Immunity,” Rena A. S. Robinson, Pitt assistant professor of chemistry, noon Oct. 18, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar Series, www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu

“Forgetting and Remembering the Spanish Civil War,” Lourenzo Fernández Prieto, professor of history, University of Santiago de Compostela, 1 p.m. Oct. 18, 2432 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Sociology, www.sociology.pitt.edu

Simulating the Consequences of Early Farming Strategies: a Computational Modeling Approach to Understanding Long-Term Socio-Ecological Dynamics in Low-Level Agropastoral Systems,” Isaac Ullah, visiting scholar in Pitt’s Center for Comparative Archaeology, 3 p.m. Oct. 18, 3106 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Anthropology, www.anthropology.pitt.edu

“A Chick Takes Flight: Reflections on Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio,” Michael Sherberg, professor of Italian and chair, Department of Romance Languages, Washington University, Saint Louis, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18, G24 Cathedral of Learning, Nicholas C. Tucci Lecture, Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, www.frenchanditalian.pitt.edu


Book Discussion, Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora, Martin F. Manalansan, author and associate professor of anthropology, University of Illinois, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Women’s Studies Program, Fall 2013 Events on Gender and Sexuality, www.wstudies.pitt.edu

PhD Defense Dissertations

Catherine Morrison, Dietrich School’s Department of Communication, “Being, Rhetorical: Aristotle, Heidegger and the Temporal Ontology of Rhetoric,” 12:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 1109B Cathedral of Learning.

Jamie Anne Moroco, School of Medicine’s Program in Molecular Pharmacology, “Diversity in Src-Family Kinase Activation Mechanisms: Implications for Selective Inhibitor Discovery,” 1 p.m. Oct. 17, 1395 Biomedical Science Tower.

Hsinyi Liu, School of Health and Rehabilitation Science’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, “Development of a Customized Electronic Reminder to Facilitate Powered Seating Function Usage and Compliance with Clinical Recommendations: Design Process and Clinical Efficacy,” 10 a.m. Oct. 17, 6081 Forbes Tower.

Aaron Abbarno, Dietrich School’s Department of Political Science, “Carriers of the Creed? The Behavioral Consequences of Political Tolerance,” 10 a.m. Oct. 18, 4606 Posvar Hall.