Issue Date: 
June 1, 2015


Heinz Chapel Reopening Concert, resident ensemble OvreArts will perform an evening concert after chapel’s five-month closure for renovations, 7:30 p.m. June 18, Heinz Chapel, www.facebook.com/heinzchapel 


Carnegie Museum of Art, 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; Sketch to Structure, reveals the architectural design process to show how buildings take shape from an initial concept, through Aug. 17; Teenie Harris Photographs: Cars, showcases a selection of 25 elegant photographs of automobiles from the 1930s to 1970s, and emphasizes the roles they played in Pittsburgh’s segregated African American communities, through Oct. 16, 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, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.carnegiemnh.org 

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


“Taking the Road Less Travelled: New Pathways to Promote Immunological Tolerance,” David M. Rothstein, professor of surgery, medicine, and immunology, Pitt School of Medicine, and Pittsburgh Steelers Professor of Transplantation, 4 p.m. June 3, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series, www.provost.pitt.edu

PhD Dissertations 

Jessica Isaac, Dietrich School’s Department of English, “Compliant Circulation: Children’s Writing, American Periodicals, and Public Culture, 1839-1882,” 10 a.m. June 3, 501 Cathedral of Learning

Murat Can Cobanoglu, School of Medicine’s Department of Computational and Systems Biology, “Probabilistic Latent Factor Models for Transformative Drug Discovery,” 3 p.m. June 9, 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3 

Kiyoung Jeon, Dietrich School’s Department of Economics, “Essays in International Economics,” 9 a.m. June 10, 4716 Posvar Hall

Zeynep Kabukcuoglu, Dietrich School’s Department of Economics, “Essays in International and Financial Economics,” 10:30 a.m. June 10, 4900 Posvar Hall

H. Ray Miller, Dietrich School’s Department of Economics, “The Lasting Impact of Early Life Inequalities,” 1 p.m. June 10, 4940 Posvar Hall

Sarah Pugh, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Maternal Obesity, Gestational Weight Gain, and Offspring Cognition, Behavior, and Academic Achievement,” 10 a.m. June 11, A622 Crabtree Hall

Trisha Campbell, Dietrich School’s Department of English, “Public History and Social Archives: Toward a New Look at Murder in the 21st Century,” noon June 11, 501 Cathedral of Learning

Yaguang Zheng, School of Nursing, “Electronically Recorded Self-Weighing in Weight Loss Treatment,” 1 p.m. June 18, 451 Victoria Building