Issue Date: 
November 18, 2013

Pitt Jazz Ensemble, classics of the big band repertoire, 8 p.m. Nov. 21, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

African Music and Dance Club Performance, Pitt student organization seeking to perform African music and promote cultural awareness and diversity, noon Nov. 22, Cup and Chaucer Café, ground floor of Hillman Library, Emerging Legends Concert Series, www.library.pitt.edu/emerging-legends

Tablaphilia, tabla symphony based on four stages of human life, directed by Pitt’s virtuoso Tabla player Samir Chatterjee, performed by Chhandayan Tabla orchestra, 2 p.m. Nov. 24, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu 

Hillman Library, Audubon Day, display of more than 24 original prints from John James Audubon’s Birds of America, Nov. 22, 363 Hillman Library, Special Collections Reading Room, University Library System, www.library.pitt.edu; Pitt Football Through the Years, photography exhibition highlighting key historic moments and athletes, through Jan. 17, ground floor, http://digital.library.pitt.edu/d/documentingpitt

University Art Gallery, Martin Creed: more and less, solo exhibition of London artist’s genre-bending work, through Nov. 26, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.haa.pitt.edu/collections/university-art-gallery

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

The Dopamine Transporter Sucks ... or Maybe Not in Autism and Psychostimulant Abuse,” Aurelio Galli, professor of physiology, codirector of the Neuroscience Program in Substance Abuse, Vanderbilt University, noon Nov. 18, 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3, Pitt Department of Neurobiology, http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

“Tumbas, Gusanos y Epitafios: Recuperando Escritores Cubanos Prohibidos,” Antonio José Ponte, Andrés Bello Chair, King Juan Carlos Center, New York University, 1 p.m. Nov. 18, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, www.hispanic.pitt.edu

“How to Train a Surgeon,” Peter F. Ferson, professor of cardiothoracic surgery, Charles Gray Watson Professor of Surgical Education, Pitt School of Medicine, 4 p.m. Nov. 18, Lecture Room 6 Scaife Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.provost.pitt.edu

“Global Gypsy: Balkan Romani Music, Representation, and Appropriation,” Carol Silverman, professor of anthropology, University of Oregon, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 19, 132 Music Building, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

“At the Water’s Edge: Understanding Environmentally Important Processes at Aqueous Surfaces,” Geraldine Richmond, Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon, 4 p.m. Nov. 19, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry’s 27th Annual Kaufman Lecture, www.chem.pitt.edu

“How to Build a Brain for Learning: Development and Plasticity of Cortical Inhibition,” Sandra Kuhlman, assistant professor of biological sciences, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University, 4 p.m. Nov. 19, 1495 Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Department of Neurobiology, http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

“The Promise and Power of Open Data,” Mark Headd, chief data officer, City of Philadelphia, noon Nov. 21, 3343 Forbes Ave. Oakland, University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research’s Urban and Regional Brown Bag Seminar, www.ucsur.pitt.edu

“Return of Secondary Genomic Findings vs. Patient Autonomy,” Robert Klitzman, professor of clinical psychiatry, Columbia University, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Barco Law Building Courtroom, Pitt School of Law’s Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine, and Psychiatry, www.law.pitt.edu

“Religious Ideology, Warfare, Craft Production, and Development of Social Inequalities in the Malagana Village, Southwest Colombia (400 BC - 1550 AD),” Javier Giraldo, doctoral candidate, Pitt Department of Anthropology, 3 p.m. Nov. 22, 3106 Posvar Hall, Department of Anthropology, www.anthropology.pitt.edu

“Celebrate Africa,” festival celebrating the continent of Africa with vendors, performances, food, and 5 p.m. screening and presentation of Invisible Children, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Nov. 20, William Pitt Union Ballroom, Pitt African Studies Program, www.ucis.pitt.edu/africa

The Oakland Task Force, Bates Street tree-planting volunteer opportunity, 2-5 p.m. Nov. 20-21, to register, e-mail Lindsay Marshall, Pitt Community and Governmental Relations, lam203@pitt.edu

“France as a Global Leader” videoconference panel discussion, conducted in French, on recent developments in French foreign policy and how they relate to domestic and regional concerns, noon Nov. 21, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence & European Studies Center’s Conversations on Europe, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce

...And Europe Will Be Stunned, film screening of Yael Bartana’s trilogy (2007-2011), 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Carnegie Museum of Art Grand Staircase, 4400 Forbes Ave, Oakland, Carnegie International, Culture Club, http://ci13.cmoa.org

Potted Potter Pitt Night, condenses all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Byham Theater, 101 6th St, Downtown, http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org 

Hecuba, the Conservatory Theatre Company presents a fresh take on Euripides’ classic Greek tragedy, through Nov. 24, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com

PhD Defense Dissertations
Dilek Pirim, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Human Genetics, “Variants Discovery in the LPL and CETP Genes and Their Associations With Plasma Lipid and Apolipoprotein Levels,” 2 p.m. Nov. 18, A312 Crabtree Hall. 

Christopher Brad Divito, School of Medicine’s Center for Neuroscience, “Anion Conducting States of Excitatory Amino Acid Transporters,” 3 p.m. Nov. 18, 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3.

Jerilyn Morton, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, “A Multi-Case Study of Three Florida Community Colleges Offering Applied Baccalaureate Degree Programs and How the Programs Assist Students with Their Postsecondary Needs,” 1 p.m. Nov. 19, 4317 Posvar Hall. 

Shelagh Patterson, Dietrich School’s Department of English, “Architectures of Freedom: Literary Collaboration in Contemporary American Poetry,” noon Nov. 20, 501G Cathedral of Learning.

Kellie Nicole Smith, School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, “Primary and Recall Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Responses to Autologous Antigen in HIV-1-infected Subjects,” 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21, A115 Crabtree Hall.

Yang Zhang, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Statistical Methods for Classification Based on Dose Response Data; A Modified EM Algorithm for Regression Analysis of Data with Non-Ignorable Non-Response,” 1 p.m. Nov. 22, A216 Crabtree Hall.

Harshad Ghodke, School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology, “Single Molecule Studies of Damage Recognition by the Human Ultraviolet DNA Damage Binding Protein (UV-DDB),” 2 p.m. Nov. 22, 1018 Biomedical Science Tower 3.

Todd Bear, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, “Childhood Adversity and Its Effects on Health over the Lifespan: Analysis of the Allegheny County Health Survey,” 5 p.m. Nov. 22, 109 Parran Hall.