Issue Date: 
October 21, 2013


Jay Hitt, vivid storytelling combined with crisp and delicate acoustic melodies, noon Oct. 25, Cup and Chaucer Café, ground floor of Hillman Library, Emerging Legends Concert Series, www.library.pitt.edu/emerging-legends

Compline’s Greatest Hits, 25th anniversary celebration featuring Pittsburgh Compline Choir, choir alumni, and soloists, 8 p.m. Oct. 26, Heinz Chapel, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu

The Banjo All Stars, two banjos and a tuba fill Heinz chapel with tunes from the 1920s and ’30s, 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Heinz Chapel, Pittsburgh Banjo Club, www.heinzchapel.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


“Building Community Knowledge with Environmental Voluntary Groups,” colloquium presented by Mary Anne Kennan, professor, Charles Sturt University’s (Australia) School of Information Studies, 2 p.m. Oct. 21, Student Collaboration Center, Third Floor, Pitt Information Sciences Building, www.ischool.pitt.edu

“Empowering Diagnostic Anatomic Pathology at Pitt/UPMC,” Samuel A. Yousem, professor of pathology, Pitt School of Medicine, 4 p.m. Oct. 21, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.pitt.provost.edu

“Decision Making in Complex Animal Societies: A Tale of Two Fishes,” Peter Buston, assistant professor of biology, Boston University, 4:15 p.m. Oct. 21, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences’ Fall '13 Seminar Series, www.biology.pitt.edu

“Theory Reduction in Physics: A Model-Based, Dynamical Systems Approach,” Josh Rosaler, postdoctoral fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 22, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

“Post-Infarct Remodeling of Cardiac Sympathetic Nerves and Arrhythmia,” Beth A. Habecker, professor of physiology and pharmacology, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, 4 p.m. Oct. 22, 1495 Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Department of Neurobiology Seminar Series, http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

“Advances in Prosthetic Devices, Engineering, and Treatment,” Rory Cooper, Distinguished Professor and FISA-Paralyzed Veterans of America Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Pitt School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 6 p.m. Oct. 22, 1105 Scaife Hall, Civil War Disabilities Lectures 2013, Pitt Center for Bioethics, www.bioethics.pitt.edu

“Fossils Reveal New Species of Late-Occurring Human in China: Did Our Species Kill it Off?” Darren Curnoe, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, associate professor of human and primate palaeontology, evolutionary biology, biogeography, The University of New South Wales, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Mysteries of Human Evolution lecture series, Pitt Department of Anthropology, www.anthropology.pitt.edu

“The Evolution of EU Support in France: True Euroscepticism or Simple Volatility?” Francesca Vassallo, associate professor of political science, chair of the Department of History and Political Science, University of Southern Maine, noon Oct. 24, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce

“Spectral Signatures of Large Amplitude Vibrations: What Information Is Encoded in the Intensities?” Anne McCoy, professor of physical, theoretical, chemical physics, Ohio State University, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“The Revolution in Maternal Thinking and Child Survival in Northeast Brazil: The Political and Moral Economies of Mother Love,” Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology, University of California Berkeley, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Pennsylvania Room, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland, 2013 Iris Marion Young Lecture, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, Fall 2013 Events on Gender and Sexuality, www.wstudies.pitt.edu

“Pet Animals in Roman Antiquity: Reconstructions from Archaeological Evidence,” Michael MacKinnon, professor of classics and anthropology, University of Winnipeg, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 3415 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Classics, Archaeological Institute of America, www.classics.pitt.edu

“Sea and Land: On the Relationship between Disobedience and Sovereignty in Modern Political Thought,” Raffaele Laudani, PhD candidate, Department of History, Cultures, and Civilizations, University of Bologna, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of History, www.history.pitt.edu

“Aging in Place: An Exploration of Built Environment Challenges in the Rust Belt,” Beverly McLean, research professor, School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25, University Center for Social and Urban Research, 3343 Forbes Ave., Pitt Urban and Regional Brown Bag Seminar Series, www.ucsur.pitt.edu

“Grades of Inductive Skepticism,” Brian Skyrms, professor of philosophy, University of California, Irvine, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 817R Cathedral of Learning, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr


“Does Turkey Have a European Future?” interactive videoconference featuring panelists Uli Schamiloglu, professor of languages and cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Sinan Ciddi, visiting assistant professor of foreign service and director of the Institute for Turkish Studies, Georgetown University; Ayselin Yildiz, director of European Union Research Center, Yasar University; moderated by Ron Linden, Pitt professor of political science, noon Oct. 22, Pitt European Union Studies Center’s Conversations on Europe, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce

“The Importance of Concussion Diagnosis and Management for Young Athletes,” live Q&A chat via WTAE-TV Livewire.Wtae.com with Michael Collins, UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program director, and Jonathan French, instructor of orthopaedic surgery, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22, WTAE-TV Live Connect Series, http://livewire.wtae.com/Event/Concussions_and_Young_Athletes

“Political and Economic Trilateralism in Northeast Asia,” panel discussion featuring Abraham Denmark, vice president for political security affairs, National Bureau of Asian Research; Nicholas Hamisevicz, director of research and academic affairs, Korea Economic Institute of America; Weston Konishi, vice director of Asia-Pacific Studies Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu

Ebbs, Flows, and Limits: Dialogues and Cultural Productions from the Periphery, Pitt Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures National Graduate Student Conference, Oct. 25-26, Fifth Floor Alumni Hall, Center for Latin American Studies, Global Studies Center, www.hispanic.pitt.edu/graduate/conference.php

PhD Defense Dissertations

Anindita Dutta, School of Medicine’s Department of Computational Biology, “Structural Dynamics and Allosteric Signaling in Iontropic Glutamate Receptors,” 9 a.m. Oct. 24, 6501 Gates Hillman Center, Carnegie Mellon University.

Felipe Sol, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “Religious Organization and Political Structure in Pre-Hispanic Southern Costa Rica,” 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 3106 Posvar Hall.