Issue Date: 
November 3, 2014


Emerging Legends Concert Series, acoustic folk artist Jay Hitt, noon Nov. 7; Pitt African Music and Dance Club, noon Nov. 14, The Cup & Chaucer, Hillman Library, www.library.pitt.edu/emerging-legends


Phipps Conservatory, Fall Flower Show, the summer show’s railroad theme continues as Phipps highlights the signature blooms of autumn, chrysanthemums, through Nov. 9, One Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org

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/wwI/ 

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, The Scientific Art of Charles R. Knight, showcases a selection of ten artworks whose subjects span 200 million years of history, Nov. 8 through April 26, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.carnegiemnh.org


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

“The Association of National Air Toxics Exposures and the Risk of Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Control Study,” Evelyn Talbott, professor, Pitt’s Department of Epidemiology, noon Nov. 6, Pitt Public Health Laboratory Pavilion Auditorium, Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, www.publichealth.pitt.edu 

“Let’s Talk Africa!” Howard French, associate professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, will discuss relationships between China and Africa, 1 p.m. Nov. 6, Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu

“Marketing, Product Placement, Crowd Sourcing, and the Capitalism of New Russian Cinema,” Richard Beach Gray, PhD student, Pitt Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, noon Nov. 12, 4217 Posvar Hall, Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu

“The Role of B Cells in Autoimmunity and Infection,” Philippa Marrack, Distinguished Professor of Immunology, University of Colorado, and investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, noon Nov. 12, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture Series, www.svc-laureate.pitt.edu

“Sustainability and the Social Services,” Paul Sheldon, senior advisor, GreenPrisons.org and Planting Justice, and development consultant, Insight Garden Program, noon Nov. 12, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, School of Social Work Speaker Series, www.socialwork.pitt.edu

“The Biology of Non-Coding RNAs,” Philip Sharp, Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 11 a.m. Nov. 13, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences, www.biology.pitt.edu 

“The Challenges and Promise of Democratic Governance in Asia,” David Arnold, president, The Asia Foundation, noon Nov. 13, William Pitt Union Lower Lobby, The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy, www.thornburghforum.pitt.edu

“The Body Agentic: Neoliberal Metrics for Appraising Young Women’s Sexuality,” Laina Bay-Cheng, associate professor and PhD program director, Department of Social Work, University at Buffalo, 4 p.m. Nov. 13, 332 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, www.gsws.pitt.edu 

“Molecular Pathogenesis of End-Organ Damage in Sickle Cell Disease,” Solomon Ofori-Acquah, visiting associate professor of medicine, Pitt School of Medicine, noon Nov. 14, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar, www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu

Marcella L. Finegold Memorial Public Debate, “Should Organized, Full-Contact Football be Prohibited for Minors?” 12:30 p.m. Nov. 7, William Pitt Union Assembly Room, William Pitt Debating Union, University Honors College, www.mediasite.cidde.pitt.edu 

29th Annual Polish Festival, features folk music, dance, crafts, and food, noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 9, Cathedral of Learning Commons Room, Polish Nationality Room Committee, www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu

National Remembrance Day Roll Call, celebrates those who have served and remembers those who gave all, honors all Pennsylvania service members who have died while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Office of Veterans Services, www.veterans.pitt.edu

Vaclav Havel Film Festival: The Play’s the Thing, honors the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia with a reception on Saturday, followed by three days of foreign films, Nov. 15-17, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Czechoslovak Nationality Room Committee, www.nationalityrooms.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

Love Letters, follows the exchanges of two friends who grew up together and went their separate ways, but stayed in touch over the years, Nov. 7-9, Henry Heymann Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, www.play.pitt.edu

PhD Dissertations 

Katherine Phelps Walsh, Dietrich School’s Department of History, “Parturition and Print in 17th Century London,” 2 p.m. Nov. 6, 3703 Posvar Hall

Michelle Dawn Failla, Pitt School of Medicine’s Center for Neuroscience, “Monoaminergic and Neurotrophic Gene Variation Associated with Fronto-Limbic Circuitry Affect Mood and Cognitive Recovery Post-TBI,” 9 a.m. Nov. 10, Safar Center Conference Room, Hill Building

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,” 11 a.m. Nov. 12, 5047 Forbes Tower 

Tushar Gupta, Department of Biological Sciences, “Cellular Transformation by Polyomavirus Oncoproteins,” 3 p.m. Nov. 13, A224 Langley Hall