Issue Date: 
September 8, 2014


Matthew Shipp & Michael Bisio, legendary progressive jazz duo, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, The Consortium Jazz Series, Garfield Artworks, www.garfieldartworks.com 


Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Dangerous Beauty: Thorns, Spines and Prickles, features drawings, watercolors, prints, and books displaying the defensive structures that have evolved to protect plants from predation, Sept. 18-Dec. 18, Hunt Library, 4909 Frew St., Oakland, huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu

Carnegie Museum of Art, Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care, offers a look into the innovative architecture and functions of five “Maggie’s Centres” located throughout the United Kingdom,  Sept. 13- Jan. 5; 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; Corey Escoto: Sleight of Hand, two- and three-dimensional works created using obsolete technologies and handcrafted processes, through Sept. 29; Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh, offers an inside look at some of the greatest moments in Negro League, Major League, Little League, and sandlot baseball in Pittsburgh, through Oct. 12, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 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

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


“Deciphering Psychosis Risk through Imaging Genomics,” David Glahn, associate professor of psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, and director of the ADAPTING Laboratory, Hartford Hospital Institute of Living, noon Sept. 8, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic Auditorium, www.psychiatry.pitt.edu

“How Plasticity in the Primary Sensory Cortex Enables the Detection of Novelty,” Samuel Cooke, postdoctoral fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, noon Sept. 9, W1695 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, www.psychiatry.pitt.edu

“Snow Leopards of Central Asia: Conservation and Research in Partnership with Local Communities,” Jan Janecka, assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Duquesne University, noon Sept. 10, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The R.W. Moriarty Science Seminars, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.carnegiemnh.org

Crisis and Criticism: The Predicament of Global Modernity,” Arif Dirlik, history professor. Duke University, 5 p.m. Sept. 10, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Asian Studies Center, Global Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu

“Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Migration,” Nicole Constable, Pitt Department of Anthropology professor and director of the Asian Studies Center, discusses her book of same name, 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, www.gsws.pitt.edu

“Modernity’s Diffusion and Studying the Japanese Empire,” Alexis Dudden, history professor, University of Connecticut, noon Sept. 12, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center, World History Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu

“3rd Year Clerkships—Let’s Get Real,” Debra Klamen, professor and chair, Department of Medical Education, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, noon Sept. 12, Lecture Room 1, 4th Floor Scaife Hall, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Office of the Vice Dean, Pitt School of Medicine, www.megr.pitt.edu

“Viral-Bacterial Coinfections: Subverting Mucosal Immunity to Establish Colonization in the Lung,” Jennifer M. Bomberger, assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, Pitt School of Medicine, noon Sept. 12, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar, www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu

“Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Physical and Psychiatric Health,” James Jackson, Daniel Katz, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan, noon Sept. 15, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Speaker Series, Pitt School of Social Work Center on Race and Social Problems, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, www.crsp.pitt.edu

“Collateral Consequences of Incarceration: Exploring the Impact on Children and Families,” Anna Hollis, executive director, Amachi Pittsburgh, noon Sept. 17, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work Speaker Series, www.socialwork.pitt.edu

“Law and Order and Race: The Role Race Plays in Our Criminal Justice System, David Harris, Pitt Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.carnegiemnh.org


“How to Prepare for a Career Fair,” Joan Anson, director of career services, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, 3 p.m. Sept. 10, S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-8486

Pitt Asian Studies Center Welcome Reception, learn about Asia-related programs and certificates, courses, upcoming lectures, and connect with clubs, including the Origami Club and the Chinese Student Association, 3 p.m. Sept. 18, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu

Pitt College of General Studies Open House, enjoy light refreshments and tour the new signature space of the College of General Studies, noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 19, 1400 Posvar Hall 


“Vishala: Expanse,” classical Indian dance company performs original choreography commissioned to complement the RACE: Are We So Different? exhibition, 2 p.m. Sept. 20-21, Carnegie Museum Hall of Sculpture, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.carnegiemnh.org

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck’s classic tale of friendship, directed by Hollywood producer, director and screenwriter, Robert A. Miller, through Sept. 21, Point Park University Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com 

PhD Dissertations

Rabia Harmansah, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “Performing Social Forgetting in a Post-Conflict Landscape: The Case of Cyprus,” noon Sept. 10, 3106 Posvar Hall

Nicole T.M. Seneca, Pitt School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, “Comparative Analysis of Polymavirus T Antigens in Cellular Transformation,” 1 p.m. Sept. 18, 219B Langley Hall