Issue Date: 
June 16, 2014


Point Park University’s Lawrence Hall Gallery, Photo-Realist prints from the University of Pittsburgh’s Permanent Collection, through Aug. 31, 201 Wood Street, Downtown, 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; Small Prints, Big Artists: Masterpieces from the Renaissance to Baroque, traces the development of printmaking since 15th-century Northern Europe, through Sept. 15; Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh, 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  

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, Michael Dyber: Master of Optical Illusion, unique, light-bending gems carved with the artist’s own trademarked cutting techniques, through Aug. 31; RACE: Are We So Different? integrates personal stories with expert discussions on the role of science within racial history, through Oct. 27, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, American Anthropological Association, www.carnegiemnh.org  


“Evolving Relationships in Behavioral Health for Peers, Psychiatrists, and Other Professionals,” Keris Jän Myrick, president and CEO of Project Return Peer Support Network, and Mark Ragins, medical director of MHA Village Integrated Service Agency, part of Mental Health America of Greater Los Angeles, 8:30 a.m. June 16, Pittsburgh Athletic Association Club, Oakland, The Center for Public Service Psychiatry of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, www.psychiatry.pitt.edu 

“Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery: Thoughts on Clefts, Tumors, and Reconstruction,” John Caccamese Jr., associate professor and medical director, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Maryland Hospital for Children, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery,  7 a.m. June 20, Edward J. Forrest Continuing Education Center, Salk Hall, www.health.pitt.edu 

“Cell Signaling by Receptor Tyrosine Kinases: From Basic Principles to Cancer Therapy,” Joseph Schlessinger, William H. Prusoff Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, Yale University,  noon June 26, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Senior Vice Chancellor’s 2014 Laureate Lecture Series, Pitt Schools of the Health Sciences, www.svc-laureate.pitt.edu 

“Copying as Research: Uncovering the Secrets of the Master Engravers,” Andrew Raftery, professor of printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design, 6:30 p.m. June 27, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org 

PhD Dissertation Defenses

Manik Razdan, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, “The Efficiency and Effectiveness of Donor Registry Promotion and the Organ Donation Process: Impact on the Availability and the Cost of Procuring Organs for Transplant,” 9 a.m. June 17, A622 Crabtree Hall

Sreya Tatafdar, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, “Interactions of the HIV-1 Nef Virulence Factor with Host Cell Tyrosine Kinases of the Src and Tec Families,” 9 a.m. June 19, A115 Public Health Auditorium

Ge Liu, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Dementia, Brain Structure, and Vascular Risk Factors in Very Old Blacks and Whites,” 1 p.m. June 26, Room 530A, Bellefield Professional Building

Nicole Newell Scheff, Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh “The Impact of Inflammation on the Regulation of Intracellular Ca2+ in Cutaneous Nociceptive Neurons,” 10 a.m. June 26, 1495 Biomedical Science Tower

Tonia Sutherland, School of Information Sciences’ Library and Information Science Program, “The Role of Contemporary Archives in Safeguarding and Preserving Performance as Intangible Cultural Heritage,” 10 a.m. June 26, 828 Information Sciences Building

Sarah Bishop, Dietrich School’s Department of Communication, “It’s Just What We Saw in the Movie: Refugees Encounter U.S. Media,” 10:30 a.m. July 22, 1128 Cathedral of Learning