Issue Date: 
February 9, 2015


Anna Elder with Guardians of Sound, classically trained vocalist explores soul music with a band of acoustic guitar, cello, and drums, noon Feb. 11, Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union, www.pittarts.pitt.edu

Emerging Legends Concert Series, local bluegrass banjo player and Pitt graduate student Gregg Welty performs, noon Feb. 13, Cup & Chaucer Café, www.library.pitt.edu/emerging-legends 

Chamber Choir Festival, Heinz Chapel Choir hosts three regional high school chamber choirs, each performing several a capella works, 3 p.m. Feb. 15, Cathedral of Learning Commons Room, www.music.pitt.edu 

Ben Opie with Thoth Trio, performance of Opie’s experimental saxophone mastery accompanied by the artistry of the Thoth Trio, noon Feb. 18, Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union, www.pittarts.pitt.edu


Carnegie Museum of Art, Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals, features the creative work of a Pittsburgh native who was 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 30; The Scientific Art of Charles R. Knight, showcases a collection of ten works with human and animal subjects spanning 200 million years, through April 26; Time Machines: Watches from the H. J. Heinz Collection, showcases more than 20 of ketchup entrepreneur H. J. Heinz’s most spectacular timepieces, through June 1,  4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.carnegiemnh.org

Phipps Conservatory, Orchid and Tropical Bonsai Show, features the opening of a new art exhibit, Orchids and Irises in the Garden, with paintings by renowned silk artist Jamie Kirkell, through March 1, One Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org 


“Outcomes of Child Welfare Services: How Much Are We Really Helping?” Richard Barth, dean, School of Social Work, University of Maryland, noon Feb. 10, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, School of Social Work, www.socialwork.pitt.edu 

“How Constructive Relativity May Succeed,” Allan Walstad, professor of physics, Pitt- Johnstown, 12:05 p.m. Feb. 10, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr 

“Sustainability or Survival? Popular Responses to Global Climate Change,” Henia Belalia, national organizer, Peaceful Uprising, 4 p.m. Feb. 12, 4130 Posvar Hall, Global Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu 

“Mechanistic Explanation and Causal Structure,” Robert Richardson, Charles Phelps Taft Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Cincinnati, 12:05 p.m. Feb. 13, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr  

“The Descent of Women: Gender Issues in Human Evolution,” Claudine Cohen, director, Biology and Society Studies, École Pratique des Hautes Etúdes, Paris, 8 p.m. Feb. 16, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University Honors College, Race, Sex, and Human Evolution Series, www.honorscollege.pitt.edu

“Assessing and Addressing Homophobia at the Community Level: the Acceptance Journeys Social Marketing Campaign in Pittsburgh,” Sarah Krier, needs assessment manager, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, 4 p.m. Feb. 19, 402 Cathedral of Learning, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, www.gsws.pitt.edu 

“The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan,” presented by Pitt’s Small Business Development Center, 7:30 a.m. Feb. 20, Mervis Hall, Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, www.entrepreneur.pitt.edu 

“Multi-Neuron Approaches to Studying Visual Perception and Decision Making,” Marlene Cohen, assistant professor of neuroscience, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, noon Feb. 20, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar, www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu  

“Ideologies of Nomadism in Post-Soviet Tuva’s Traditional Music Scenes,” Robert Beahrs, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Music, 4 p.m. Feb. 20, 132 Music Building, Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu 

“Global Issues Through Literature: Palestine,” Luke Peterson, Visiting Professor in Contemporary International Issues, Pitt Global Studies Center, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 4217 Posvar Hall, Global Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/global 


The Vagina Monologues, a unique play designed to raise awareness and funds for issues that affect women, 7 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13, William Pitt Union Assembly Room, Campus Women’s Organization, www.gsws.pitt.edu   

Dog in the Manger, a new translation of the Spanish Golden Age classic sizzles to life in this romantic comedy about class and desire in 17th-century Naples, Feb. 12 through 22, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, www.play.pitt.edu  

PhD Dissertations 

Matthew Darnell, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, “Effect of Carbohydrate-Electrolyte Feedings on Knee Biomechanics and Postural Stability During Intermittent High-Intensity Exercise to Fatigue,” 1 p.m. Feb. 12, 4060 Forbes Tower

Edgar N. Tafaleng, Pitt School of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, “Modeling the Personalized Variations in Liver Disease due to A1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Hepatocyte-Like Cells,” 3 p.m. Feb. 12, S123 Biomedical Science Tower