Issue Date: 
October 6, 2014


Nordic Journey, organist James Hicks performs a concert devoted to music from Scandinavia, 3 p.m. Oct. 19, Heinz Memorial Chapel, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu

Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra, ensemble conducted by Roger Zahab, 8 p.m. Oct. 19, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, www.music.pitt.edu


Hillman Library, All In: The University in the Great War, photo exhibition recognizing Pitt’s significant role in the war effort, as World War I marks its 100th anniversary, through Dec. 13, Hillman Library ground floor, may also be viewed at http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/exhibits/ww1/

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, get 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; 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, www.carnegiemnh.org


“The Politics of State Support of the Russian Film Industry: A Critical Overview,” Victor Matizen, film critic and president of the Guild of Film Scholars and Cinema Critics, 1 p.m. Oct. 6, G-13 Cathedral of Learning, Center for Russian and East Europen Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu

Literary Evening with Historian Simon Winchester, known for nonfiction books such as The Men Who United the States, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Series, www.pittsburghlectures.org

“ReThinking and ReCreating Scientific Data Analysis: Proteomics Moves Big Data to the Cloud,” Nathan Yates, associate professor, Department of Cell Biology, and scientific director of Pitt’s Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Center, noon Oct. 7, First Floor Conference Center, Magee-Womens Research Institute, www.health.pitt.edu

“Signaling Mechanisms of Tumor Suppressor Folliculin,” Yu Jiang, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 1395 Biomedical Science Tower, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, www.health.pitt.edu

“Novel Approaches to Treatment and Prevention of Late-Life Mood Disorders,” Helen Lavretsky, professor-in-residence, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, noon Oct. 8, 1695 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Department of Psychiatry, www.psychiatry.pitt.edu 

“On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City,” Alice Goffman, assistant professor, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, noon Oct. 8, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems, www.socialwork.pitt.edu 

“Sexual Health and Adolescent Girls: A Vulnerable Population for Public Health Intervention,” Maria Trent, associate professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, noon Oct. 9, Graduate School of Public Health’s Laboratory Pavilion Auditorium, www.health.pitt.edu

“Rheumatology: Can Micro Molecules Deliver Macro Results?” Iain McInnes, director, Institute of Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation, University of Glasgow, 9 a.m. Oct. 10, 1105 AB Scaife Hall, Marshall S. Levy, MD, Memorial Lecture, www.health.pitt.edu

“Constructing Chinese Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asia, Overseas Chinese, and Xiamen, 1842-1937,” James Cook, associate director, Pitt Asian Studies Center, 4 p.m. Oct. 10, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu 

“Can We Worry about Children Without Pathologizing Parents?: Evidence from Transnational Black History,” Lara Putnam, Pitt professor, Latin American and Caribbean history, 3 p.m. Oct. 13, 2501 Posvar Hall, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, www.gsws.pitt.edu

“Negotiation Matters: A Skill for the Present and the Future,” Jennifer Woodward, associate professor of surgery, executive director for Research and Academic Affairs, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, 3 p.m. Oct. 14, O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu

“Molecular Imaging of the Depression-Dementia Continuum,” Gwenn Smith, professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, noon Oct. 15, 1695 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Department of Psychiatry, www.psychiatry.pitt.edu

“Development of a Neighborhood Database for Use in Public Health Research,” Anthony Fabio and Dara Mendez, assistant professors, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, noon Oct. 16, Pitt Public Health Laboratory Pavilion Auditorium, Epidemiology Seminar Series, www.health.pitt.edu

Adam Hochschild, award-winning nonfiction author, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, www.pghwriterseries.wordpress.com

“Split Lives: Korean-Chinese Transnational Bodies and Time,” June Hee Kwon, Korea-Japan Postdoctoral Fellow, Pitt Department of Anthropology, noon Oct. 17, 4217 Posvar Hall, Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu 

“HMGB1 in Pancreatic Tumorigenesis,” Daolin Tang, assistant professor of surgery, Pitt School of Medicine, noon Oct. 17, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar, www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu

“Assessment of Professionalism as an Obligation for Self-Regulation,” Maxine Papadakis, associate dean of students, School of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, noon Oct. 17, 1104 Scaife Hall, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Office of the Vice Dean, Pitt School of Medicine, 412-648-9000, www.megr.pitt.edu 


Music and Dance of West Java: The Past, Present, and Future of Sundanese Performing Arts, performed by musicians and dancers from the Indonesian College of Performing Arts, 8 p.m. Oct. 11, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, a national day of programming on China involving 70 cities throughout the United States; keynote speaker Ailun Yang, senior associate at World Resources Institute and an expert on U.S.-China relations regarding issues of climate and energy, speaks at 6 p.m. Oct. 16, 4130 Posvar Hall; Webcast featuring President Jimmy Carter follows from 7-8 p.m., sponsors are Pitt Asian Studies Center and others, 412-648-7371 


Stop Kiss, by Diana Son, tells the story of two women whose lives converge in an unexpected way, through Oct. 12, Henry Heymann Theatre within Pitt’s Stephen Foster Memorial, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts’ Stages, www.play.pitt.edu

Souvenir, a comedic take on the singing career of socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, as told by her accompanist, through Oct. 12, Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com

“21,” a musical tribute to the life of baseball legend Roberto Clemente, Oct 17-26, Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com 

PhD Dissertations

Tushar Gupta, Dietrich School’s Department of Biological Sciences, “Cellular Transformation by Polyomavirus Oncoproteins,” 11 a.m. Oct. 13, A219B Langley Hall

Chelsea Wentworth, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “Feasting and Food Security: Negotiating Infant and Child Feeding in Urban and Peri-Urban Vanuatu,” 10 a.m. Oct. 20, 3106 Posvar Hall