Issue Date: 
November 25, 2013


Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concert, free holiday concert for Pitt-affiliates, 3 p.m. Dec. 1; ticketed performances, 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 6, 3 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8, Heinz Chapel, Pitt Department of Music and Heinz Memorial Chapel, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu


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

Filmmakers Galleries, Modern Moods: Paintings of Pittsburgh Between the Wars, work by Claire Hardy, through Nov. 30; Gravitational Pull, multimedia work by Megan Biddle, through Dec. 6, 477 Melwood Avenue, Oakland, http://pfm.pittsburgharts.org

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Tlingit Totem Pole, carving and installation by Tommy Joseph, through Dec. 14, 4400 Forbes Ave, Oakland, www.carnegiemuseums.org

Carnegie Museum of Art, The Neapolitan Presepio, features lifelike figures and colorful details that recreate the Nativity within a vibrant panorama of 18th-century Italian village life, Nov. 29-Jan. 12; 2013 Carnegie International, preeminent exhibition of new international art in the United States, through March 16, 4400 Forbes Ave, Oakland, www.carnegiemuseums.org

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

Barco Law Library, The Digital Imagers Group Show, work of photographers devoted to the pursuit of excellence in the digital arts and sciences, through Jan. 24, Barco Law Library, www.digitalimagers.org


“Embodied Social Cognition Via Conceptual Scaffolding,” John Bargh, professor of psychology and cognitive science, Yale University, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25, A51 Baker Hall/Giant Eagle Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University, Pitt Learning and Research Development Center, www.lrdc.pitt.edu

“Professional Coaching: Defining Goals and Developing Strategies for Career Success,” Janice M. Sabatine, 8 a.m. Dec. 5, S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu

“The Loneliness of the Genetic Research Participant,” Misha Angrist, assistant professor of the practice, Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, Duke University, noon Dec. 6, A115 Crabtree Hall, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Genetics, 2013 Fall Seminar Series, www.publichealth.pitt.edu 

“Essence and Modality in Aristotle,” Marko Malink, associate professor of philosophy, University of Chicago, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 244B Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Graduate Program in Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Science, www.classics.pitt.edu

“Neural Circuits That Mediate Chronic Pain,” Rebecca P. Seal, assistant professor of neurobiology, Center for Neurobiology Training Faculty, Pitt School of Medicine, noon Dec. 13, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar, http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

PhD Defense Dissertations

Chia-Cheng Lin, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, “The Effect of Vibrotactile Feedback on Healthy People and People with Vestibular Disorders during Dual Task Conditions,” 9:30 a.m. Nov. 26, 4017 Forbes Tower.

Julie Costa-Malcolm, Dietrich School’s Department of Theatre Arts, “Virgin and Whore No More: Reinventions of the Mythical Maternal in Chicana Theatre, 1965-2000,” 9 a.m. Dec. 2, 1627 Cathedral of Learning.

Paul Wilson, Dietrich School’s Department of Theatre Arts, “Collective Traumatic Memory and Its Theatrical Models: Case Studies of Elie Wiesel and Aeschylus,” 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 1627 Cathedral of Learning.

Matthew Francis Brown, School of Medicine’s Cellular & Molecular Pathology Program, “Caspase-3 Promotes Cell Proliferation and Inhibits DNA-damage Induced Necrosis in Colorectal Cancer,” 2 p.m. Dec. 3, Second-Floor Conference Room, Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Shadyside.

Adriana Forero Rueda, School of Medicine’s Molecular Virology and Microbiology Program, “Role of IRF4 in the Regulation of Cellular Interferon-Stimulated Genes and KSHV Lytic Gene Expression in Primary Effusion Lymphoma,” 2 p.m. Dec. 4, Second-Floor Conference Room, Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Shadyside.

Yaw Adomako-Ankomah, Dietrich School’s Department of Biological Sciences, “Comparative Analysis of Gene Duplication: Impact of Tandemly Duplicated Genes on Trait Evolution in Toxoplasma Gondii,” 1:30 p.m. Dec. 5, A219B Langley Hall.

Kathleen Foster, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, “Self-Reported Early Intervention Transition of Special Education Directors in Southwestern Pennsylvania: Implications for Policy and Practice, 1 p.m. Dec. 9, 4321 Posvar Hall.

Sugandha Verma, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, “Standards-Based Practices of Online Teacher Professional Development,” 2 p.m. Dec. 10, 4317 Posvar Hall. 

Sohyun Sophia Jeon, School of Medicine’s Department of Immunology, “The Role of Programmed Death Ligand-1 (PD-L1) in Regulating the Immune Responses Against Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1),” 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11, S123 Biomedical Science Tower.

Julie Marie Cramer (Chandler), School of Medicine’s Cellular and Molecular Pathology Program, “Small- and Large-Intestinal Stem Cells and Their Relation to Cancer,” 9 a.m. Dec. 13, 402 Bridgeside Point 2, 450 Technology Drive, Hazelwood.