Issue Date: 
May 19, 2014



University Art Gallery, Encounters: Art in the City, works from a service-learning project between Pitt undergraduates and high school students at the Pittsburgh Science & Technology Academy, through May 23, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.haa.pitt.edu

Carnegie Museum of Art, The Sandbox: At Play with the Photobook, installation by photographers Melissa Catanese and Ed Panar, owners of Pittsburgh’s Spaces Corners and museum artists-in-residence, through July 28; David Hartt: Stray Light, reflects upon the iconic headquarters of the Johnson publishing company in Downtown Chicago, through Aug. 11, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org 

Phipps Conservatory, Summer Flower Show, features railroad-themed plant displays with interactive elements, through Oct. 5, One Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org 

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 


“Telling the Levant Experience: Lure, Longing, and Love,” Julie Hakim Azzam, Pitt Department of English lecturer and Post-Gazette book-reviewer, speaks about literature and poetry related to the daily life and aspirations of Arab communities from the Levant region, 5:30 p.m. May 22, 4217 Posvar Hall, Breaking Down the Headlines Series, Pitt University Center for International Studies, registration required, www.ucis.pitt.edu 

PhD Dissertation Defenses

Michael LeGower, Dietrich School’s Department of Economics, “Essays on Public Economics,” 10 a.m. May 20, 4900 Posvar Hall

Maria Patricia Recalde, Dietrich School’s Department of Economics, “Experiments on the Non-Material Incentives That Affect Collective Action,” 3 p.m. May 27, 4716 Posvar Hall

Olive D. Buhule, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Bayesian Hierarchical  Joint Modeling of Repeatedly Measured Mixed Biomarkers of Disease Severity and Time-to-Event,” 11 a.m. May 28, A215 Crabtree Hall

Tekin Köse, Dietrich School’s Department of Economics, “Essays on Asset Markets and Self-Assessed Health Status,” 3 p.m. May 28, 4716 Posvar Hall

Aaron Ziegler, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Communication Science and Disorders, “Effects of Vocal Intensity and Physical Activity Levels on Phonatory and Respiratory Function,” 1 p.m. May 29, 4060 Forbes Tower

Andrea Jonsson, Dietrich School’s Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, “Performing Home: Affective Intervals in 20th- and 21st-Century French Theatre and Slam Poetry,” 11 a.m. May 29, 244B Cathedral of Learning

David D. Salcido, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Incidence, Outcomes, and Characteristics of Rearrest after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest,” 4 p.m. May 29, 405.42 Iroquois Building

Julianne L. Baron, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, “Reducing the Public Health Impact of Infections Caused by Waterborne Pathogens,” 2 p.m. May 30, G23 Graduate School of Public Health auditorium

Danielle Lee Mowery, School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, “Developing a Clinical Linguistic Framework for Problem List Generation from Clinical Text,” 2:30 p.m. May 30, 423 BAUM, 5607 Baum Blvd., East Liberty