Issue Date: 
September 22, 2014


Heinz Memorial Chapel Organ Recital, performed by Duquesne University students Stephanie Sloan and Aaron Sproul, 3 p.m. Sept. 28, Heinz Memorial Chapel, free to public, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu


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, through 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, through Jan. 5; Sebastian Errazuriz: Look Again, combines found and repurposed objects in unexpected ways, through Jan. 12; Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh, gives 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


“Healthcare in Our Community: Possibilities and Realities,” symposium examining accessibility to quality local and national health care and its cost to the patient and the community, 9 a.m. Sept. 23, University Club Grand Ballroom, Pitt School of Social Work and School of Pharmacy, www.socialwork.pitt.edu

“How Diagrams Fertilize Discovery,” Nicholaos Jones, Visiting Fellow from University of Alabama–Huntsville, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 23, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

“Strategies for Dealing with Biological Complexity,” Sara Green, Postdoctoral Fellow, Denmark’s Aarhus University, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 26, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

“Bodies that Don’t Show Up in the Picture: Whitened Citizenship in the Mestizo Venezuelan State in the Nineteenth Century,” Beatriz Gonzalez Stephan, Lee Hage Jamail Professor of Latin American Studies, Rice University, 4 p.m. Sept. 26, 501 Cathedral of Learning, 50th Anniversary Celebration Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, www.hispanic.pitt.edu

“Homonegativity and the Medicalization of Homosexuality,” Andreas de Block, associate professor of philosophy, University of Leuven, Belgium, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 30, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

The Diplomat, The Dealer, and The Digger: Writing the History of the Antiquities Trade in 19th Century Greece,” Yannis Galanakis, lecturer in Greek prehistory, Fellow and director of studies in classics, Cambridge University, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 125 Frick Fine Arts Building, The Department of Classics, The Archaeological Institute of America, www.archaeological.org

“The First Step: The Mechanics of Starting a Small Business,” session teaches about marketing tools, business structures, helpful resources, funding options, and more, 7:30 a.m. Oct. 3, Mervis Hall, Pitt Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, www.entrepreneur.pitt.edu


Fall 2014 Student Career Fair, features more than 150 employers, 11 a.m. Sept. 24, Peterson Events Center, Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance, www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/cdpa

University of Pittsburgh Postdoctoral Association Fall Family Picnic, includes free activities such as caricature drawings, face painting, crafts, and games, 5 p.m. Sept. 25, Vietnam Veteran’s Pavilion, Schenley Park, Office of Academic Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu

Science 2014’s Career Symposium for Postdocs and Graduate Students, speaker Jon Kowalski, McKinsey & Co. business analyst, will be joined by professionals from science-related fields, 3 p.m. Oct. 1, Pitt’s University Club Ballroom B, Office of Academic Career Development, Pitt Postdoctoral Association, www.science2014.pitt.edu

Duende: A Study of Theory and Play, an eclectic evening of music and dance made up of new works by many of Pittsburgh’s promising young composers, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Heinz Memorial Chapel, OvreArts, www.ovrearts.org


Stop Kiss, by Diana Son, tells the story of two women whose lives converge in an unexpected way, Oct. 2-12, Pitt’s Henry Heymann Theatre in Stephen Foster Memorial, 412-624-PLAY (7529), www.play.pitt.edu 

PhD Dissertations

Zachary Adam Marcum, Pitt School of Medicine’s Department of Clinical and Translational Science, “Medication Use and Falls in Older Adults: A Pharmacoepidemologic Approach,” 11 a.m. Sept. 26, Room 220 Parkvale

Rebecca Wigginton, Dietrich School’s Department of English, “Twilight States: Sleepwalking, Liminal Consciousness, and Sensational Selfhood in Victorian Literature and Culture,” 11 a.m. Sept. 29, 602 Cathedral of Learning

Hanna Valli, Pitt School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology, “Preserving Male Fertility with Spermatogonial Stem Cells,” 9 a.m. Sept. 30, 1st Floor Conference Room, Magee-Women’s Research Institute

Jennifer Horn, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Communication Science and Disorders, “2f2-f1 DPOAE Sources in Contradiction to the Two-Source/ Two-Mechanism Model,” 1 p.m. Sept. 30, 4065 Forbes Tower