Issue Date: 
January 27, 2014


Violinist Roger Zahab and pianist Robert Frankenberry, performing pieces by Jeremy Beck, Daron Hagen, Eric Moe, John Fitz Rogers, and Roger Zahab, 8 p.m. Jan. 27, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

OvreArts Concert, Asana Utsava: A Celebration of Music and Movement, an evening of new music, yoga, and a free wine-and-cheese reception, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Heinz Memorial Chapel, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu

Nathan Frink Presents Music of Ornette Coleman, a series of jazz compositions transcribed from Ornette Coleman’s 1971-1973 records, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu 


Hillman Library, Foster Hall Collection Special Exhibition, showcasing Pitt’s historic Stephen Foster collection, through Jan. 31, ground floor Hillman Library, www.pitt.edu/~amerimus/foster.htm

Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University Center, 3 Perspectives: An Attempt to Understand, artists Judith Robinson and Kara Snyder explore the Holocaust through art, narrative and history, and features, through Feb. 2, 4607 Forbes Ave., Oakland, http://holocaustcenterpgh.org

University Art Gallery, Studio Arts Summer 2013 Creative Research Exhibition: Wyoming Field Study & Undergraduate Research Awards, exhibition of work from students participating in the Summer 2013 Studio Arts Field Study in Wyoming, through Feb. 7, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.studioarts.pitt.edu

Filmmakers Galleries, Pittsburgh je t’aime, features more than 100 small printed images taken in and around Pittsburgh with artist Hilary Robinson’s iPhone, through Feb. 21, 477 Melwood Ave., http://pfm.pittsburgharts.org

Carnegie Library, Inside Out: The Art of the Students of Greater Pittsburgh Literary Council, through Feb. 28, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Greater Pittsburgh Literary Council, http://www.gplc.org

Phipps Conservatory, Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show, featuring elegant orchids planted in garden beds and hanging baskets alongside tropical bonsai trees, through March 9, 1 Schenley Park, Oakland, http://phipps.conservatory.org

Carnegie Museum of Art, 2013 Carnegie International, preeminent exhibition of new international art in the United States, through March 16, 4400 Forbes Ave, Oakland, www.carnegiemuseums.org 


“D-Serine and the NMDA Receptor: Insights into Schizophrenia,” Darrick Balu, instructor of psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, noon Jan. 27, 1695 Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Department of Psychiatry, Pitt Center for Neuroscience, http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

“Making and Using Stem Cells—Lessons from the Mouse Embryo,” Amy Ralston, assistant professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, University of California Santa Cruz, 4 p.m. Jan. 27, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences, www.biology.pitt.edu

“Resilience During the Assembly of Vertebrate Brain Circuits,” Carlos Lois, associate professor of neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 4 p.m. Jan. 27, 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3, Pitt Department of Neurobiology, Pitt Center for Neuroscience, http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

“Pizza and the Professor,” Shirley Cassing, senior lecturer and associate chair of undergraduate studies, Pitt Department of Economics, 6 p.m. Jan. 27, 4900 Posvar Hall, Pitt Undergraduate Economics Society, www.econ.pitt.edu

“Extracting Knowledge from Informal Text,” Alan Ritter, postdoctoral fellow, Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University, 3 p.m. Jan. 29, 5317 Sennott Square Building, Pitt Computer Science Departmental Colloquium, http://cs.pitt.edu

“But for Us, It’s Genocide! Transitional Justice and Memory Politics in Post-Soviet Latvia,” Katja Wezel, visiting assistant professor at Pitt through the German Academic Exchange Service, 4 p.m. Jan. 29, 3703 Posvar Hall, Department of History’s European Colloquium, www.history.pitt.edu

“A Spacer between the Motor Domains and Neck Coil of Kinesin Relieves ‘Double Lockdown’ Autoinhibition Caused by Half-Site Binding of Tail Domains,” David Hackney, professor of biological sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 11 a.m. Jan. 30, 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3, Pitt and CMU Joint Program in Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology, www.mbsb.pitt.edu 

“Redefining Mammalian Auditory Mechanotransduction Mechanisms,” Anthony Peng, postdoctoral fellow of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, noon Jan. 30, 1495 Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Department of Otolaryngology, Pitt Center for Neuroscience, http://cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu

“Using a Greater Understanding of Scarcity to Combat Poverty,” Josh Wright, behavioral economist and executive director of ideas42, 2 p.m. Jan. 30, The University Club, Philanthropy Forum, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, www.gspia.pitt.edu

“Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education,” Carl E. Wieman, Nobel Laureate with joint appointment in Department of Physics and Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, 3 p.m. Jan. 30, University Club Ballroom B, Pitt Discipline Based Science Education Research Center’s inaugural event, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, www.as.pitt.edu 

“Adoption as Cold War Legacy: Missing Babies and National Babies from Cuba and Guatemala,” Karen Dubinsky, professor of history and global development studies, Queen’s University, 4 p.m. Jan. 30, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, Pitt Departments of English and History, www.history.pitt.edu

“What Learning Matters and How Can It Be Measured?” Carl E. Wieman, Nobel Laureate with joint appointment in Department of Physics and Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, 9 a.m. Jan. 31, Pitt’s University Club, Ballroom A, Pitt Office of the Provost’s Second Annual Assessment Conference, www.provost.pitt.edu

“Liquid Droplets on a Solid Surface,” Antoine Mellet, assistant professor of mathematics, University of Maryland, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Pitt Department of Mathematics Colloquium, www.mathematics.pitt.edu

“Peirce Opened,” John Lyne, Pitt professor of communication and rhetoric, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Philosophy of Science Annual Lecture Series Colloquium, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr


A Literary Evening with Ayelet Waldman, novelist discusses her work and previews her new book, Love and Treasure, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Carnegie Music Hall, 400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Arts and Lecture Series, http://pittsburghlectures.org

Book Discussion with Hilton Als, nonfiction writer, theater critic for The New Yorker, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, http://pghwriterseries.wordpress.com


Matt and Ben, What if God hand-delivered Good Will Hunting’s script to the then-unknowns Matt Damon and Ben Affleck? Jan. 29-Feb. 2, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, Studio Theatre, basement of Cathedral of Learning, www.play.pitt.edu 

PhD Dissertation Defenses

James Williams, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “Staple Economies and Social Integration in Northeast China: Regional Organization in Zhangwu, Liaoning, China,” 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27, 3307 Posvar Hall. 

Kathryn Lindeman, Dietrich School’s Department of Philosophy, “Grounding Constitutivism,” 10 a.m. Jan. 28, 1001D Cathedral of Learning.

Collin F. Lynch, Dietrich School’s Intelligent Systems Program and Learning Research and Development Center, “The Diagnosticity of Argument Diagrams,” 9 a.m. Jan. 30, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Learning Research and Development Center.

David Daniel Mowrey, School of Medicine’s Department of Computational Biology, “Allosteric Modulation of Cys-Loop Receptors,” 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, S120 Biomedical Science Tower South.

Evan R. Delgado, School of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, “Combating Beta-Catenin Driven Hepatocellular Carcinoma,” 2 p.m. Jan. 30, S100A Biomedical Science Tower South.