Issue Date: 
February 24, 2014


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

University Art Gallery, Chinese Video Art and Documentary from Gao Minglu’s Archives (1985-2005), videos showing Chinese response to the rapid political and economic changes in late 20th century China, through March 21, Pitt Department of History of Art and Architecture, www.haa.pitt.edu

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

Hillman Library, Oakland: A Look Back Over the 20th Century, glimpse into a past foreshadowing the changes that would lead to Oakland’s development as a medical, cultural, and educational hub, through summer 2014, http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/exhibits/oakland-a-look-back/


“Small RNA Sorting Is Critical for Germline Surveillance and Fertility,” Carolyn Phillips, research fellow of molecular biology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 4 p.m. Feb. 24, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences, www.biology.pitt.edu

“The Pros and Cons of Collaboration,” Doris M. Rubio, Pitt professor of medicine, biostatistics, nursing, and clinical and translational science, 8:30 a.m. Feb. 26, S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Health Sciences Faculty Professional Development Series, Office of Academic Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu

“If We Are Safer than We’ve Ever Been, Why Are We So Worried?” Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University, 2 p.m. Feb. 26, University Club, Ballroom B, Pitt’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies’ Inaugural Paul Hammond Memorial Lecture, www.ridgway.pitt.edu, RSVP to beb38@pitt.edu

“Using Histone Variants to Modify the Epigenetic Landscape Flight,” Laura Banaszynski, postdoctoral associate, Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics, The Rockefeller University, 4 p.m. Feb. 26, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences, www.biology.pitt.edu

“Employers Beware: Employee Theft in the Digital Era,” Bob Stein, information technology director, Pitt Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, 7:30 a.m. Feb. 27, The Rivers Club, 301 Grant St, Downtown, Pitt Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, bit-x-bit, Marcus and Shapira, LLC, http://entrepreneur.pitt.edu

“Spiritual Health vs. Mental Health: The Uses of Japanese Naikan Meditation,” Clark Chilson, Pitt professor of religious studies, noon Feb. 27, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Anthropology Asia Over Lunch Seminar, Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, www.anthropology.pitt.edu

“Molecular Approaches to Artificial Photosynthetic Reduction of CO2,” Michael Hopkins, professor of chemistry, University of Chicago, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Market Design: The Economist as Engineer,” Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Economics and former Pitt Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics, now at Stanford and Harvard, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Pitt Department of Economics, www.econ.pitt.edu

“Another Legend Bites the Dust,” James “Whitey” Hagadorn, assistant professor of geology, Amherst College, 3:45 p.m. Feb. 27, 11 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology, www.geology.pitt.edu

“The Bottom-Up Organic Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes,” Ramesh Jasti, professor of chemistry, Boston University, 4 p.m. Feb. 27, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Politics of Global Climate Change—Outside Pressure: NGOs as Climate Change Stakeholders,” Daniel Lashof, director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Natural Resource Defense Council, 4 p.m. Feb. 27, O’Hara Student Center, Pitt Global Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/global

“Spatial Epidemiology: Beyond John Snow/GIS in Healthcare: Emerging Tools and Technologies,” David Wallace, Pitt assistant professor of critical care medicine and emergency medicine, noon Feb. 28, 3343 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pitt Center for Social and Urban Research’s Urban and Regional Brown Bag Seminar, www.ucsur.pitt.edu

“Light Manufacturing and the Strategy of Economic Development,” Hinh Dinh, lead economist, operations and strategy, development economics, World Bank, 2 p.m. Feb. 28, 3911 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Economics International Trade and Development Seminar, www.econ.pitt.edu

“Electrochemistry and Mass Spectrometry Imaging in Files, Cells, and Vesicles,” Andy Ewing, professor of analytical chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Concerto for Violin and Orchestra,” Martin Boykan, Professor Emeritus of Music, Brandeis University, 4 p.m. Feb. 28, 132 Music Building, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

“The History of the Bedside Cardiac Exam: An Ancient Relic or a Forgotten Clinical Tool?” Barry Silverman, clinical assistant professor of medicine, Emory University, 6 p.m. Feb. 28, Lecture Room 5, Scaife Hall, Pitt Center for Bioethics and Health Law, C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture Series, 3rd Annual Jonathon Erlen History of Medicine Lecture, www.bioethics.pitt.edu


Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, raucous and unique musical that reinvents America’s 7th president as a contemporary rock star, through March 2, Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com


“The Trans Inclusive Classroom,” workshop for instructors, Justin Adkins, transgender consultant and assistant director for gender, sexuality, and activism, Davis Center, Williams College, 4 p.m. Feb. 27, 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Gender and the Global Spring 2014 Events, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu

“What’s the ‘T’ in LGBT?” workshop for undergraduates, Justin Adkins, transgender consultant and assistant director for gender, sexuality, and activism, Davis Center, Williams College, 7 p.m. Feb. 27, 1501 Posvar Hall, Gender and the Global Spring 2014 Events, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu

Book Signing, Kathleen George, Pitt professor of playwriting and dramatic literature courses, reads from and signs copies of her newest mystery novel, A Measure of Blood, 4 p.m. Feb. 27, University Store on 5th, http://kathleengeorge.com

PhD Dissertation Defenses

Marguerite Sciulli, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, “An Analysis of Secondary Schools and Principals’ Needs to Implement Literacy Instruction across the Content Areas,” 10 a.m. Feb. 24, 4317 Posvar Hall.

Ken-Hsien Chuang, Dietrich School’s Department of Mathematics, “Canonical Connections,” 1 p.m. Feb. 25, 427 Thackeray Hall.

Gerardo Arceo-Gomez, Dietrich School’s Department of Biological Sciences, “Uncovering the Consequences of Co-Flowering and Pollinator Sharing: Effects of Local Community Context on Pollen Transfer Dynamics, Female Reproductive Success and Floral Evolution in Mimulus guttatus,” 10 a.m. Feb. 26, A219B Langley Hall.

Nisha Sambamurthy, School of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, “Cell and Molecular Mediators Involved in Damage and Repair in Emphysema Using Mouse Models,” 9 a.m. Feb. 27, Montefiore Hospital Conference Room NW628.

William R. Brogan III, Dietrich School’s Department of Biological Sciences, “Safe and Submerged: How Ecological Effects of Aquatic Plants Mitigate Insecticide Impacts in Freshwater Communities,” 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27, A219B Langley Hall.

Jane Walsh, Dietrich School’s Department of Sociology, “Our Struggles Are Not the Same, but They Converge: Farmworkers, Allies, and The Fair Food Movement,” 2 p.m. Feb. 28, 2434 Posvar Hall