Issue Date: 
March 16, 2015


Pitt Jazz Ensemble Big Band Festival, the Pitt Jazz Ensemble hosts outstanding college and high school bands from around the region, 4 p.m. March 21, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, www.music.pitt.edu

Emerging Legends Concert Series, Steel Clover, a/k/a Sue Borowski, is a Celtic singer, songwriter, and recording artist from Homestead, noon March 27, Cup & Chaucer Café, Hillman Library, www.library.pitt.edu/emerging-legends 

Men’s Glee Club 125th Anniversary Celebration, celebrates Pitt’s oldest non-athletic extracurricular activity, 8 p.m. March 28, First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, 159 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland, www.music.pitt.edu 


Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Elements, utilizes drawings and watercolors of bird nests to focus on the natural and man-made materials incorporated into these architectural structures, March 19 through June 30, Hunt Library, 4909 Frew St., Carnegie Mellon University campus, www.huntbotanical.org 

Hillman Library, Get to the Point!, features early drawings, postcards, engravings, maps, and photographs from the Pitt Library System Archives Service Center that document the history of the Point and Point State Park, through April 25, Hillman Library ground floor, http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/exhibits/thepoint/ 

Phipps Conservatory, Spring Flower Show, celebrates rain and its important role in nature with a wide array of bright blooms and interactive displays, through April 12, One Schenley Park Drive, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org

Carnegie Museum of Art, Sketch to Structure, reveals the architectural design process to show how buildings take shape from an initial concept, through Aug. 17; Visiting Van Gogh: Still Life, Basket of Apples, provides a rare opportunity to experience four influential masterpieces up close and in-depth, through July 6; Antoine Catala: Distant Feel, a multimedia exploration of the way that images provoke emotion, especially as they travel virtual and physical distances via the Internet, through May 18; 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 March 31, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org 

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 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; 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, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.carnegiemnh.org 


“Marcellus Shale, Sustainability Science, and the PA Supreme Court,” Bernard Goldstein, Pitt professor emeritus of environmental and occupational health and former dean of Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, 4:30 p.m. March 16, University Club Library, Provost’s Green Speakeasy Series, www.engineering.pitt.edu/greenspeakeasy

“The Crisis of College Access for Students of Color,” Gary Orfield, Distinguished Research Professor and codirector, Civil Rights Project, University of California Los Angeles, noon March 17, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Center on Race and Social Problems, www.socialwork.pitt.edu

“Iran Refracted: Perspectives on Iranian Culture and Society,” panel discussion with Anahita Firouz Radjy, writer and lecturer, former producer, National Iranian Television;   Nazila Fathi, Iran reporter, New York Times; Luke Peterson, visiting professor in contemporary international issues, Pitt University Center for International Studies, and others, 5 to 7 p.m. March 17, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Global Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu 

“Erotic Passions: the Spanish Transition and the Early Work of Bigas Luna,” Santiago Fouz Hernández, Pitt visiting scholar, Durham University, 5:30 p.m. March 17, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, Film Studies Program, www.gsws.pitt.edu 

“Sustainable Development and Social Justice Pillars: A Platform for Setting the Global Agenda That Links the Economy, Society, and Environment,” DeBrenna Agbenyiga, associate dean for graduate studies and inclusion, College of Social Science, Michigan State University, noon March 18, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, School of Social Work, www.socialwork.pitt.edu

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

“Europeanization of Culture,” a panel of scholars convenes to celebrate recent monograph by Randall Halle, Pitt’s Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies, 4 p.m. March 20, 4130 Posvar Hall, European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence, www.ucis.pitt.edu 

“From Fairytale Hip-Hop to Ferguson USA: A Canon of Prejudice,” Jeffrey McCune, Jr., associate professor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis, 3 p.m. March 25, Dining Room A, William Pitt Union, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, www.gsws.pitt.edu 

“The Passions in Print: Musical Taxonomies and the First Death of Affect Theory,” Roger Mathew Grant, assistant professor of music, Wesleyan University, 4 p.m. March 27, 132 Music Building, www.music.pitt.edu 


“Managing Risks in the Shale Industry: A Comparison of Policies Worldwide,” March 18-19, Schenley Room, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies and University Center for International Studies, participation is free but registration is required, www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/events

Conference on Reproductive Health, Rights, Access, and Action, convenes a multidisciplinary group of scholars, healthcare practitioners, and activists to interrogate the political, legal, social, and scientific dimensions of the struggle for reproductive rights in the United States, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

March 20, Ballroom A, University Club, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program www.gsws.pitt.edu 

35th Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival, features food, crafts, music, and dance performances, noon to 10 p.m. 

March 21, Posvar Hall First Floor Galleria, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/festival  

15th Annual Pitt Integration Bee, open to all Pitt undergraduates, 7 p.m. March 27, Room 343 Alumni Hall, Pitt Department of Mathematics  

PhD Dissertations

Dafna Benadof, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, “Tooth Brushing Habit Formation in Children of Mexican Immigrants, Families In Pennsylvania, U.S.: A Qualitative Study,” 10 a.m. March 16, Room 210, Graduate School of Public Health

Hao-Li Lin, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “Vanua as Environment: Conservation, Farming, and Development in Waitabu, Fiji,” noon March 16, 3106 Posvar Hall

Eun-Kyoung Hong, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, “Improving the Comfort of Manual Wheelchair Backrests,” 1 p.m. March 16, 4065 Forbes Tower

Emily Muskin Rosenberger, School of Medicine’s Department of Clinical and Translational Science, “Psychosocial Factors and mHealth Intervention: Impact on Long-Term Outcomes After Lung Transplantation,” 11 a.m. March 19, 142 Cathedral of Learning

Ahmed Kassem, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Anxiety Symptoms, Anxiolytic Medications and Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults,” 1 p.m. March 19, 110 Parran Hall

Suzanne Kinsky, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, “Exploring Lesbian Health Disparities: Social and Structural Predictors of Adiposity and Metabolic Syndrome​,” 2 p.m. March 26, A731 Crabtree Hall

Elizabeth Rochon, Dietrich School’s Department of Biological Sciences, “Going Against the Flow: Alk1 Is Required for Directed Endothelial Cell Migration and AVM Prevention,” 2 p.m. March 27, A219B Langley Hall