Issue Date: 
November 11, 2013

Celtic Shores, folk tunes from Ireland and Scotland, noon Nov. 15, Cup and Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, Emerging Legends Concert Series, www.library.pitt.edu/emerging-legends

University Art Gallery, MARTIN CREED: More or Less, a solo exhibition of Creed’s genre-bending work, through Nov. 26, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.haa.pitt.edu/collections/university-art-gallery

Hillman Library, Pitt Football Through the Years, photography exhibition highlighting historic key moments and athletes, through Jan. 17, ground floor, 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

“Anaximander and Zoogony: Some Philosophical, Historical, and Linguistic Issues in Constructing Greek Natural Philosophy,” Andrew Gregory, reader in history of science, University College London, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 349 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu

“Mechanisms of Extreme Growth,” Douglas Emlen, professor of biology, University of Montana, 4:15 p.m. Nov. 11, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences Fall '13 Seminar Series, www.biology.pitt.edu

“The Epistemology of Causal Selection: Insights from Systems Biology,” Beckett Sterner, postdoctoral fellow, Field Museum, Chicago, 12:05 p.m. Nov. 12, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

“New Transformations Mediated by Coinage Metals,” Jennifer Schomaker, assistant professor of chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 4 p.m. Nov. 12, 151 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Being Struck Through the Ages: From Hippocrates to Modern Stroke Care,” Kerstin Bettermann, associate professor of neurology, Penn State School of Medicine, 6 p.m. Nov. 12, Lecture Room 5 Scaife Hall, C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society, 20th Annual Sylvan E. Stool History of Medicine Lecture, Pitt Center for Bioethics and Health Law, www.bioethics.pitt.edu

“The First Representatives of Homo Out of Africa,” David Lordkipanidze, director general, Georgian National Museum, 8 p.m, Nov. 12, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Pitt Department of Anthropology, University Honors College, Mysteries of Human Evolution lecture series, www.anthropology.pitt.edu

“A Bridge for a Thousand Years: How Planners Should Think About Infrastructure,” Ernest Sternberg, professor and chair, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, noon Nov. 14, 3343 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pitt’s University Center for Social and Urban Research, Urban and Regional Brown Bag Seminar, www.ucsur.pitt.edu

“A European Literature?” Wlad Godzich, literary critic, theorist, and scholar, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt European Studies Center, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce 

“The Coordination Chemistry of Metal Chalcogenide Nanocrystals,” Jonathan Owens, assistant professor of chemistry, Columbia University, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 151 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Surface-Induced Dissociation/Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry as a Structural Biology Tool,” Vicki Wysocki, Ohio Eminent Scholar, Ohio State University, 4 p.m. Nov. 14, 151 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“The (Relative) Decline of the West and the Rise of the Rest,” Senator Mircea Geoana, former foreign prime minister of Romania, president of Aspen Institute of Romania, noon Nov. 15, 4217 Posvar Hall, European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce 

“Revolution in Bad Times,” Asef Bayat, Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor in Global and Transnational Studies, professor of sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1:00 p.m. Nov. 15, Sociology Colloquium Room, 2432 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Sociology, www.sociology.pitt.edu

“The Ambivalence of Secular Ritual and the Circumstances of Life in a Nursing Home,” Philip Kao, Pitt postdoctoral fellow, medical anthropology, 3 p.m. Nov. 15, 3302 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Anthropology, www.anthropology.pitt.edu

“Building the Capacity of Schools to Meet Students’ Needs,” Pedro A. Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 121 David Lawrence Hall, Pitt School of Education Center for Urban Education, www.education.pitt.edu

“Time’s Arrow and the Cosmos,” Andreas Albrecht, professor of physics, University of California, Davis, 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science’s Annual Lecture Series Talk, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

National Remembrance Day Roll Call, simultaneous national reading of names of U.S. service members who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, 10 a.m. Nov. 11, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pitt Office of Veterans Services, www.veterans.pitt.edu

Bryan Bender, book discussion and signing with Boston Globe military reporter and author, You Are Not Forgotten: The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier’s Mission to Bring Him Home (Doubleday 2013), 5:30 p.m. Nov. 12, O’Hara Student Center, Pitt Office of Veterans Services, www.veterans.pitt.edu

“Raising Ms. President,” film screening about raising the next generation of female political leaders, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 120 David Lawrence Hall, Pitt Department of Sociology, Pitt Department of Political Science, Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu

Pitt Public Health Open House, meet Graduate School of Public Health faculty and students, 10 a.m. Nov. 15, 130 DeSoto Street, Oakland, www.publichealth.pitt.edu 

PhD Dissertations
Kathryn M. Sobek, School of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, “Regulation, Function, and Clinical Relevance of ABCG2 in Prostate Cancer,” 11 a.m. Nov. 13, Hillman Cancer Center 2nd Floor Conference Room, Research Pavilion.

Eric Edward English, Dietrich School’s Department of Communication and Rhetoric, “Constituting Conservatism: The Goldwater/Paul Analog,” 1 p.m. Nov. 13, 1109B Cathedral of Learning.

Emmanuel Sampene, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Efficient Estimation of Relative Risk in Case-Cohort Studies,” 9 a.m. Nov. 14, 109 Parran Hall.

Michelle Elizabeth Heid, School of Medicine’s Department of Immunology, “Dissecting the Mechanism of NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation in Individual Cells: The Role of Reactive Oxygen Species and Organelle Damage,” 9:30 a.m. Nov. 15, E1095 Biomedical Science Tower.

James Johnson, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “Community Matters?  Investigating Complexity, Differentiation, and Demography in the Middle through Final Bronze Age (2100 – 1000 BC) of the Southern Urals, Russian Federation,” 10 a.m. Nov. 15, 3307 Posvar Hall.

Tina Chekan, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, “Early Adolescents’ Interpretations of Caring Teacher Practice,” noon Nov. 15, 4321 Posvar Hall.