Issue Date: 
November 17, 2014


Music Monday, features Brahm’s C minor Piano Quartet and music by Debussy and Dvorak, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu 

Emerging Legends Concert Series, acoustic artist Ben Hartlage gives a rare solo performance apart from his band, The Turpentiners, noon Nov. 21, Cup & Chaucer Cafe, Hillman Library, www.library.pitt.edu/emerging-legends

Heinz Chapel Choir, the a cappella group presents a holiday concert directed by Susan Rice, 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 5; 3 p.m. Nov. 30,  Heinz Memorial Chapel, www.music.pitt.edu 

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, senior cellist Eric Gratta and violinist Roger Zahab play Brahm’s Double Concerto, and Zahab leads the orchestra in Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu 

Pitt Jazz Ensemble, featuring holiday classics, 8 p.m. Dec. 4, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu 

Women’s Choral Ensemble, the group performs sacred and popular holiday music under the direction of Lorraine Milovac, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

OvreArts, Ryan Keeling conducts “Solstice: New Carols for the Season,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Heinz Memorial Chapel, www.ovrearts.org 


University Art Gallery, Restrike: Uncovering the Life and Work of Gertrude Quastler, features various artistic styles from printmaking to sculpture, through Dec. 5, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.haa.pitt.edu

Hillman Library, Reading Goethe, includes rare books, manuscripts, and other items related to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), through Dec. 12, 363 Hillman Library, Special Collections Department, University Library System, www.library.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; 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, Finding the Words: Pittsburgh and the Early Civil Rights Movement, focuses on local and national efforts to engage in dialogue about race in light of rising racial tensions at the time, through March 1, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.carnegiemnh.org


“Building Assets for All: Research and Policy for Universal Children’s Accounts,” Michael Sherraden, Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development and founding director, Center for Social Development, Washington University, noon Nov. 18, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems, www.crsp.pitt.edu 

Nuclear Night Keynote Address, Kris Singh, president and CEO, Holtec International, 6 p.m. Nov. 18, O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, Swanson School of Engineering, www.engineering.pitt.edu 

“Israel-Palestine in the Print News Media: Conflict and Representation in the Middle East,” Luke Peterson, author of  book by the same title, 6 p.m. Nov. 18, Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union, Global Studies Center, www.internationalweek.pitt.edu

“Being a Man in a Transnational World: The Masculinity and Sexuality of Migration,” Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila, Scholar-in-Residence, American University, CUNY Institute for Health Equity, 6 p.m. Nov. 19, 324 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Gender, Sexuality,  and Women’s Studies Program, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, www.gsws.pitt.edu

“Hypothetical Interventions to Reduce Racial Disparities in Preterm Birth,” Ashley Isaac Naimi, assistant professor, McGill University, noon Nov. 20, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) Laboratory Pavilion Auditorium, GSPH Department of Epidemiology, www.publichealth.pitt.edu

“Teaching: The Basics of Best Practices,” Carol DeArment, instructional designer, and Kevin Craig, instructional technologist, Pitt’s Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education, 3 p.m. Nov. 20, O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, Office of Academic Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu 

“Making Mosques in America and Japan; or, How Islam Went Truly Global,” Nile Green, professor, University of California, Los Angeles, noon Nov. 21, 3703 Posvar Hall, Asian Studies Center, www.worldhistory.pitt.edu

World AIDS Day 2014: Is an AIDS-Free Generation Possible? Experts discuss prevention efforts, risk reduction, the potential for an HIV cure, global strategies, and more, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1, 123 University Place, Graduate School of Public Health, www.publichealth.pitt.edu

“Reinventing the Criminal Justice System for the 21st Century,” Frederick Thieman, Buhl Foundation president, noon Dec. 1, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems, www.crsp.pitt.edu 

“Reducing Risky Sex Among College Students: Prospects for Context-Specific Interventions,” Christina Mair, assistant professor, Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), noon Dec. 4, Pitt GSPH Laboratory Pavilion Auditorium, Department of Epidemiology, www.publichealth.pitt.edu


English Language Institute Open House, tour the new location of Pitt’s English Language Institute, 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 19, Parkvale Building, 200 Meyran Ave., Oakland, www.eli.pitt.edu 

Audubon Day, features a display of 24 vivid prints from John James Audubon’s Birds of America and a lecture about the extinction of passenger pigeons, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Nov. 21, Room 363, Hillman Library www.library.pitt.edu/hillman 

Film Screening: Remote Area Medical, examines what it means to live without sufficient access to healthcare, 8 p.m. Nov. 21, A115 Crabtree Hall, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, www.publichealth.pitt.edu 

Nationality Rooms Open House, featuring food, handcrafted  goods, musical and dance performances and costumed Quo Vadis tour guides, noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 7, Cathedral of Learning Commons Room, www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu


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

As You Like It, John Amplas directs the Conservatory Theatre Company in one of William Shakespeare’s famous romantic comedies, through Nov. 23, 222 Craft Avenue, Oakland, Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com

PhD Dissertations

Irina Anisimova, Dietrich School’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, “Heterotopia in Contemporary Russian Fiction,” 11 a.m. Nov. 19, 1218 Cathedral of Learning

Jonathan Holland, Dietrich School’s Department of Mathematics, “On Causal Geometries,” 10 a.m. Nov. 20, 427 Thackeray Hall

Alla Khadka, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “Assessing Knowledge Production System for Evidence-Based Studies: Terrorism Research, 1992-2013,” noon Nov. 20, 3913 Posvar Hall

Karen Zwier, Dietrich School’s Department of History and Philosophy of Science, “Interventionist Causation in Physical Science,” 2 p.m. Nov. 20, 1001D Cathedral of Learning

Shannon Patrick Quinn, School of Medicine’s Department of Computational Biology, “Distributed Spectral Graph Methods for Analyzing Large-Scale Unstructured Biomedical Data,” 9 a.m. Nov. 24, 6501 Gates-Hillman Complex, Carnegie Mellon University 

Yan Tang, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, “Health Care System, Provider and Patient Predictors of Medication Use and Prescribing Quality,” 11:30 a.m. Nov. 24, 109 Parran Hall

Cody Hoop, School of Medicine’s Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology Program, “Site-Specific Structure and Dynamics Of Polyglutamine-Containing Amyloid Fibrils and the Caveolin Scaffolding Domain by Magic Angle Spinning Solid-State NMR,” 1 p.m. Nov. 24, 1018 Biomedical Science Tower 3

James Egan, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, “Gays in the Neighborhood: How Neighborhood and Context Impacts HIV and Substance Use Risks and Resilience of Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in New York City,” 1 p.m. Nov. 25, Stoner Conference Room, Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Ave., Oakland

Andrew Korzeniewski, Dietrich School’s Department of Classics, “Killing Turnus: A Reading of Aeneas, Man of Action,” 3 p.m. Nov. 25, 5601 Sennott Square

Qing Liu, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Dynamic Prediction Models for Data with Competing Risks,” 2 p.m. Dec. 1, 109 Parran Hall

Samia Lopa, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Inference on Quantile Residual Life for Length-Biased Survival Data,” 11 a.m. Dec. 2, 309B Parran Hall

Jessie Carr Shmool, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, “Exposure Assessment Methods for Examining the Role of Non-Chemical Stressors in Environmental Health Disparities,” 1 p.m. Dec. 3, 5th floor conference room, Bridgeside Point 1, 100 Technology Drive, Hazelwood

Stephen Smagula, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Determinants of Depressive Symptom Trajectories Among Older Adults in Community and Treatment Settings,” 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 309B Parran Hall

Jean-Marc Guedon, Pitt School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology, “New Insights and Novel Treatments for VZV-Induced Pain in a Rat Model of Postherpetic Neuralgia,” 10 a.m. Dec. 4, 1495 Biomedical Science Tower

Lei Ye, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, Semiparametric Estimation Procedures Using Local Polynomial Smoothing for Inconsistently Sampled Longitudinal Data,” 11 a.m. Dec. 4, A115 Crabtree Hall

Dawn Lea, School of Nursing, “Medication Discrepancies Associated with Diabetes Mellitus in Community Dwelling Primary Care Older Adults,” 9 a.m. Dec. 5, 451 Victoria Building

Saketh Chemuru Muni, School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology, “Biophysics Investigations of A Aggregation Process,” 1:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 1018 Biomedical Science Tower 3