Issue Date: 
April 14, 2014


New Music by Pitt Graduate Student Composers, performed by IonSound members, 8 p.m. April 14, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Gilda Lyons’ Cicadas and Benjamin Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes, 8 p.m. April 16, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

Pitt Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert, hear jazz tunes performed by Pitt students, 8 p.m. April 17, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu 

African Music and Dance Ensemble, explores traditional and popular music of Africa, 8 p.m. April 18, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Spring Flower Show, showcasing musical genres through whimsical sculptures made out of up-cycled instruments alongside thousands of seasonal flowers, through April 20, 1 Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org

University Art Gallery, Studio Arts Student Exhibition, work of graduating seniors featured alongside exceptional works from the range of studio arts courses, through April 26, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt Department of Studio Arts, www.studioarts.pitt.edu

Filmmakers Galleries, Palimpsests: Ghost Signs of Pittsburgh, photographic exploration of the remains of local 20th century outdoor advertisements, through May 16, 477 Melwood Avenue, North Oakland, www.pittsburghpalimpsests.com

Carnegie Museum of Art, Architecture + Photography, demonstrates the wonderfully rich symbiosis between architecture and photography, through May 26, Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh, get an inside look at some of the greatest moments in Negro League, Major League, Little League, and sandlot baseball in Pittsburgh, through Sept. 22, 4400 Forbes Ave, Oakland, www.cmoa.org

Hillman Library, Oakland: A Look Back Over the 20th Century, glimpse into 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/ 

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, RACE: Are We So Different? integrates personal stories with expert discussions of the role of science within racial history, through Oct. 27, 4400 Forbes Ave, Oakland, American Anthropological Association, www.carnegiemnh.org 


“Global Environmental Change, Pollinator Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services,” Rachael Winfree, associate professor of ecology, evolution, and natural resources, Rutgers University, 4 p.m. April 14, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences, www.biology.pitt.edu

“Conversation on Europe: ‘A Parliament Against Itself? The Far Right in the Upcoming European Parliament Elections,’” noon April 17, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, Department of History, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce

“Using Light to Control and Visualize Molecular Forces in Living Systems,” Khalid Salaita, assistant professor of chemistry, Emory University, 2:30 p.m. April 17, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Long Range Charge Transport in Molecular Junctions: A Bridge Between Molecular and Organic Electronics,” Richard McCreery, professor of chemistry, University of Alberta, 4 p.m. April 17, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu

“Consequences of Recent Explosive Human Population Growth on the Genetic Architecture of Complex Disease,” Andrew Clark, professor of molecular biology and genetics, Cornell University, noon April 18, G23 Parran Hall, Pitt Public Health Department of Human Genetics, www.publichealth.pitt.edu

“Twitterhealth: Mining Public Health Information from Social Media,” Henry Kautz, chair, Department of Computer Science, Director, Institute for Data Science, University of Rochester, 12:30 p.m. April 18, 5317 Sennott Square, Pitt Department of Computer Science Intelligent Systems Program, www.isp.pitt.edu

“Day of Diversity,” includes an open discussion about diversity in research, a poster session, and a workshop on diversity, 11:30 a.m. April 21, 4127 Sennott Square, Pitt Department of Psychology, www.psychology.pitt.edu

“The Diversity-Disease Debates: Using Community Ecology to Resolve the ‘Paradox,’” Pieter Johnson, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Colorado-Boulder, 4 p.m. April 21, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences, www.biology.pitt.edu

“Jedi Public Health: A Structural Approach to Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Health Inequality,” Arline Geronimus, professor, health behavior and health education, University of Michigan, noon April 24, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems, Reed Smith Speaker Series, www.crsp.pitt.edu

“Coarse Graining Electrons: Many-Body Potentials with Chemical Accuracy for Condensed Phase Simulations,” Francesco Paesani, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, University of California San Diego, 2:30 p.m. April 24, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu 


Chris Clark, professor of history, University of Cambridge, U.K., shares highlights of his recent book, The Sleepwalkers, 4 p.m. April 14, Barco School of Law Alcoa Room, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, Department of History, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce

E. Lockhart, young-adult novelist and author of We Were Liars, discusses the writing process, 4:30 p.m. April 15, William Pitt Union Ballroom, Pitt Childhood Studies Speaker Series, Department of English, www.english.pitt.edu 

PhD Dissertation Defenses

Jacquelyn Removcik, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, “Long-Term Use of Standards-Based Instructional Practices in Mathematics Classrooms in Southwestern Pennsylvania,” noon April 14, 4321 Posvar Hall.

Meghan Dupree, Dietrich School’s Department of Philosophy, “Duhem’s Balancing Act: Quasi-Static Reasoning in Physical Theory,” 2:30 April 14, 1001D Cathedral of Learning.

Heejung Kang, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Human Genetics, “Exploring Therapeutic Approaches for Treatment of Medium-Chain Acyl-Coa Dehydrogenase (MCAD) Deficiency,” 1 p.m. April 15, A312 Crabtree Hall.

Lun-Ching Chang, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Issues in Information Integration of Omics Data: Microarray Meta-Analysis for Candidate Marker and Module Detection and Genotype Calling Incorporating Family Information,” 3 p.m. April 17, A522 Crabtree Hall.

Parot Ratnapinda, School of Information Sciences’ Program in Information Science and Technology, “Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Decision Support Systems Based on the Principles of Query-Based Diagnostics,” 10 a.m. April 18, 828 Information Science Building.

Julia Clark, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “Modeling Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Pastoral Adaptations in Northern Mongolia’s Darkhad Depression,” 3 p.m. April 18, 3106 Posvar Hall.

Melody Li Ornellas, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “When a Wife Is a Visitor: Mainland Chinese Migration, Citizenship, and Activism in Hong Kong,” noon, April 21, 3106 Posvar Hall.

Melanie Elizabeth Peffer, School of Medicine’s Department of Integrative Molecular Biology, “Analysis of Glucocorticoid Action in Neural Stem Cells,” 1:30 p.m. April 21, 7023 Biomedical Science Tower 3.

Maria del Carmen Saldarriaga Muñoz, Dietrich School’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Literaturas Delirantes: Aproximación Crítica a Cuatro Novelas Colombianas Contemporáneas (2000-2010),” 10 a.m. April 22, 119 Cathedral of Learning. 

Andri Cherniak, School of Information Sciences’ Program of Information Science and Technology, “Exploring Behavioral Patterns in Complex and Adaptive Systems,” noon April 22, 828 Information Sciences Building.

Martijn de Jongh, School of Information Sciences’ Program of Information Science and Technology, “Constraint-Based Approaches to Bayesian Network Structure Learning: Big and Small Perspectives,” 3 p.m. April 22, 828 Information Sciences Building.

John Jasso, Dietrich School’s Department of Communication and Rhetoric, “Psychagogia: A Study in the Platonic Tradition of Rhetoric from Antiquity through the Middle Ages,” 12:30 p.m. April 25, 1128 Cathedral of Learning. 


The Fever Chart, grappling with three visions of the Middle East, full of harshness, brutality, and unswerving optimism; My Doomsday Off, improvisation specialist and Pitt graduate student Ric Walker hosts sketch comedy show, presented consecutively, April 9-13, Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning basement, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, www.play.pitt.edu