Issue Date: 
August 18, 2014


Phipps Conservatory, Red, Ripe and Roasted: Tomato and Garlic Festival, the 10th-annual event features cooking demos, a farmer’s market, kids’ activities, special guests, and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24, One Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org

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

Carnegie Museum of Art, 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

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; Billions to None, explores the decline of the passenger pigeon, the role humans played in its extinction, and the museum research that is informing discussions on today’s environmental issues, through Fall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, American Anthropological Association, www.carnegiemnh.org

University Art Gallery, Configuring Disciplines: Fragments of an Encyclopedia, curated by students in Pitt’s Department of History of Art and Architecture, this exhibition draws on material from local collections to examine the use of graphics and visualizations in the making of knowledge, Sept. 4-Oct. 5, Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-648-2423


“Global Tea Rituals,” discussion about culture and consumption habits around the world, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Phipps Conservatory, One Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org


Hillman Alfresco: Party on the Plaza, kick off the new school year with free food, games, music, and prizes, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28, Hillman Library Outdoor Plaza

EUCE/ESC Fall Welcome Reception, enjoy light refreshments and learn about the year’s full schedule of events, special visitors, and new courses and faculty at the European Union Center of Excellence/ European Studies Center, 3 p.m. Sept. 5, 4130 Posvar Hall

PhD Dissertations

Usha Iyer, Dietrich School’s Department of English, “Film Dance, Female Stardom, and the Production of Gender in Popular Hindi Cinema,” 10 a.m. Aug. 18, 601 Cathedral of Learning

Daniel Ranayhossaini, School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Pharmacology, “Rational Design and Therapeutic Potential of a Novel Nox1 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension: In Vivo Effects of Nox1 Inhibition,” 2 p.m. Aug. 18, 1395 Biomedical Science Tower

Erin Kristin Kirschmann, School of Medicine’s Center for Neuroscience, “Effects of Unpredicted Chronic Mild Stress on Adolescent Rats,” 10 a.m. Aug. 20, A219B Langley Hall 

Seung Hyun Won, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Joint Modeling of Time-to-Event Data and Multiple Ratings of a Discrete Diagnostic Test Without a Gold Standard,” 10 a.m. Aug. 20, 109 Parran Hall

Jing Yang, School of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, “Wnt/-catenin Signaling in Liver Homeostasis and Regeneration,” 10 a.m. Aug. 25, 1105A Scaife Hall

Wenjing Qi, Dietrich School’s Department of Statistics, “High Dimensional Variable Selection via Penalized Likelihood for GLM’s,” 1 p.m. Aug. 25, 363 Cathedral of Learning

Zachary Joseph Landis Lewis, School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, “Automated Tailoring of Clinical Performance Feedback in Low-Resource Settings,” 10:30 a.m. Aug. 28, Room 536B, 5706 Baum Blvd.