Issue Date: 
October 20, 2014


University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Director Roger Zahab leads the orchestra in Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Jennifer Hess, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, www.music.pitt.edu 

Emerging Legends Concert Series, jazz duo Eve Goodman and Tracy Drach, noon Oct. 24; Irish quartet The Geese in the Bog, noon Oct. 31; and folk artist Jay Hitt, noon Nov. 7, The Cup & Chaucer, Hillman Library, www.library.pitt.edu/emerging-legends 

Memorial Concert for Robert Sutherland Lord, a tribute performance to the late Professor Emeritus of Music and University Organist, Pitt’s Heinz Chapel, by three of his protégés, 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Heinz Memorial Chapel, www.music.pitt.edu 

44th Annual Jazz Concert, directed by internationally renowned pianist, composer, and Pitt Jazz Studies Program director Geri Allen, 8 p.m. Nov. 1, Carnegie Music Hall, www.music.pitt.edu 


Frick Fine Arts Building, Conflict Zone: A Groundbreaking Look at War, images from the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, captured by combat photographers and journalists, through Oct. 31, University Art Gallery, cgs.pitt.edu/ConflictZone 

Hillman Library, All In: The University in the Great War, photography exhibition recognizing the significant role Pitt played in the war effort as World War I marks its 100th anniversary, through Dec. 13, Ground Floor, Hillman Library, www.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; Pierre Leguillon: Arbus Bonus, combines 256 of famed photographer Diane Arbus’ snapshots in an installation by French artist Pierre Leguillon, through Jan. 12; Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals, features the creative work of Pittsburgh-native Duane Michals, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, through Feb. 16; Teenie Harris Photographs: Civil Rights Perspectives, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act with 25 select photos from the Teenie Harris Archive, through Mar. 31, 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, www.carnegiemnh.org  


“How the NIH Can Help You Get Funded,” Michelle Kienholz and Jeremy Berg, Pitt authors of How the NIH Can Help You Get Funded: An Insider’s Guide to Grant Strategy, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22, S100 Biomedical Science Tower, Office of Academic Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu 

“Cardiometabolic Risk in the Insomnia/Short Sleep Phenotype: Could Exercise be a Key Treatment Component?” Christopher Kline, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, Pitt School of Mecidine, noon Oct. 24, Auditorium, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, www.psychiatry.pitt.edu 

“The Architecture of Hope,” Charles Jencks, architectural theorist, landscape architect, and cofounder of Maggie’s Centres for supplementary cancer care in the United Kingdom, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Carnegie Music Hall, www.cmoa.org 

“The BAP1 Cancer Syndrome: High Incidence of Mesothelioma, Uveal and Cutaneous Melanomas, and Other Malignancies,” Michele Carbone, professor of pathology, and director, University of Hawaii Cancer Center in Honolulu, noon Oct. 31, Cooper Conference Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Shadyside, Department of Biomedical Informatics and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, www.structbio.pitt.edu 

“Academic Publishing in the Humanities,” Brigitte Shull, senior editor, Literature and Gender Studies, 4 p.m. Nov. 5, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, www.gsws.pitt.edu   


The Historic Pittsburgh Fair, featuring a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photographer and Angelique Bamberg, a Pitt adjunct professor of history of art and architecture, who will explain how they use Pitt’s Historic Pittsburgh Web site, which provides historic text, maps, images, and videos from a number of regional libraries, museums, and institutions, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 21, University Club Ballroom B, 123 University Pl., www.library.pitt.edu 

“Islam in the 21st Century: Views from East and West,” live video-conference discussions with college students at American University in Cairo, Egypt, 10 a.m. Oct. 22, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt Global Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu 

6th Annual East European Festival, features regional cuisine, a film screening, and music from The Junior Tamburitzans of South Hills and the Pitt Carpathian Ensemble, 6 p.m. Oct. 22, William Pitt Union Assembly Room, Pitt Center for Russian and East European Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu 

Integrative Cancer Wellness Fair, features demonstrations from providers of yoga, massage, acupuncture, nutrition, meditation, music, expressive therapy and more, noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 23, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, UPMC Shadyside Hospital, www.upmccancercenter.com  

2014 Atkins Goethe Conference, two full days of panels, a dissertation workshop, and roundtable discussions devoted to encouragement of research on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), Oct. 23-26, Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center Hotel, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland, The Goethe Society of North America, www.2014conference.goethesociety.org 

Shale Drilling and Public Health: Days of Discovery, experts present groundbreaking research about the impact of shale gas development on human health, Oct. 26-27, University Club, hosted by Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, presented by League of Women Voters, www.publichealth.pitt.edu 

“Media Internships: Writing on the Job,” panel discussion and Q&A with several well-established media professionals from local and national organizations, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, William Pitt Union Ballroom, Pitt Department of English and The Pitt News, www.english.pitt.edu 

Jonas Salk Centenary Symposium on Sustainability: Survival of the Wisest, featuring a keynote address by Jeffrey Sachs, director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28, William Pitt Union Assembly Room, Graduate School of Public Health, www.publichealth.pitt.edu 

K99/R00 Panel Discussion, Yvette Conley, vice chair for research, Pitt School of Nursing, 3 p.m. Oct. 28, S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Office of Academic Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu 

Slovak Heritage Festival, features musical performances, ethnic food, cultural displays, and lectures, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 2, Commons Room, Cathedral of Learning, Center for Russian and East European Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu 


Misterioso-119, in this student-directed production, a drama teacher deals with life working in a convent-turned-women’s prison, Oct. 22-26, Henry Heymann Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, www.play.pitt.edu 

Avenue Q, features a cast of puppets, politically incorrect lyrics, and humorous satire of children’s television, Nov. 6-23, Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning basement, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, www.play.pitt.edu 

PhD Dissertations

Yi Ren, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Proportional Subdistribution Hazards Regression with Interval-Censored Competing Risks Data,” 11:30 a.m. Oct. 31, A215 Crabtree Hall

Katherine Phelps Walsh, Dietrich School’s Department of History, “Parturition and Print in Seventeenth-Century London,”  2 p.m. Nov. 6, 3703 Posvar Hall