Issue Date: 
August 4, 2014


Phipps Conservatory, free admission to Summer Flower Show, Butterfly Forest, and Tropical Forest Conservatory, courtesy of a grant from the Jack Buncher Foundation, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4, One Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org

Carnegie Museum of Art, 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; Faked, Forgotten, Found: Five Renaissance Paintings Investigated, presents conservators’ forensic analysis through extensive multimedia documentation, through Sept. 15; 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; Corey Escoto: Sleight of Hand, two- and three-dimensional works created using obsolete technologies and handcrafted processes, through Sept. 29, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org

Point Park University’s Lawrence Hall Gallery, Photo-realist Prints from the University of Pittsburgh’s Permanent Collection, through Aug. 31, 201 Wood St., Downtown, www.haa.pitt.edu

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


Super Science Saturday, explore genetics through hands-on activities related to DNA, heredity, and variation in living organisms to gain a deeper understanding of museum’s current exhibition, RACE: Are We So Different?, noon Aug. 9, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Oakland, www.carnegiemnh.org 


India Day, annual celebration of India’s independence, begins with a parade around Cathedral of Learning via Bigelow and Fifth Avenues, followed by two hours of Indian music and dance in Cathedral Commons Room, noon Aug. 17, Pitt Nationality Rooms Program, Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu

PhD Dissertations

Dawn Taylor, Pitt School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, “Characterization of the Vibrio Cholera RND Efflux Systems,” 9 a.m. Aug. 8, Bridgeside Point II, Room 402, 100 Technology Drive, Hazelwood