Issue Date: 
June 15, 2015


Heinz Chapel Reopening Concert, OvreArts, resident ensemble of Heinz Chapel, will perform an evening concert to mark the end of the chapel’s five-month closure for the installation of a new climate-control system, 7:30 p.m. June 18, Heinz Chapel, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu  


Carnegie Museum of Art, 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; 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 

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  


“Cell Signaling by Receptor Tyrosine Kinases: From Basic Principles to Cancer Therapy,” Joseph Schlessinger, William H. Prusoff Professor and chair of  Department of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine, noon June 16, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, 2015 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Laureate Lecture Series, www.svc-laureate.pitt.edu 

PhD Dissertations

Andrea Weinstein, Dietrich School’s Department of Psychology, “Frontal-Striatal Functioning in Aging and Parkinson’s Disease: The Role of Physical Activity,” 2 p.m. June 17, 4127 Sennott Square 

Lisa A. McIlvried, School of Medicine’s Center for Neuroscience, “Identification of Factors Contributing to the Initiation of Migraine: The Impact of Sex-, Stress-, and Sympathetic-Dependent Changes in the Dura,” 9 a.m. June 18, 1495 Biomedical Science Tower

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

Peter Wayne Moe, Dietrich School’s Department of English, “Toward a Rhetoric of Syntactic Delivery,” 2 p.m. June 18, 501 Cathedral of Learning

Mohammad Yabroudi, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Physical Therapy, “Return to Sports Activity and Participation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction,” 3 p.m. June 22, 4060 Forbes Tower

Chereese M. Phillips, School of Social Work, “Assessing the Impact of Maternal Stressors on the Occurrence of Child Neglect Among At-Risk Mothers,” 10:30 a.m. June 23, 2309 Cathedral of Learning

Yun Jiang, School of Nursing, “Factors Associated with Acceptance and Use of Mobile Technology for Health Self-Monitoring and Decision Support in Lung Transplant Recipients,” 9 a.m. June 25, 451 Victoria Building 

Leticia Monin Aldama, School of Medicine’s Department of Immunology, “T-Cell Plasticity and Co-Infections in Mycobacterial Diseases,” 1:30 p.m. June 29, S120 Biomedical Science Tower South

Bonnie Oh, School of Medicine’s Department of Integrative Molecular Biology, “Multiple Functional Roles of the Bacteriophage HK97 Delta Domain in Capsid Assembly,” 2:30 p.m. June 29, A219B Langley Hall 

Lauren Brilli Skvarca, School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology, “Acute Kidney Injury in Zebrafish Larvae as a Regeneration Model for Drug Discovery,” 10 a.m. June 30, 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3

Arvind Dabass, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Fine Particulate Matter Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Diseases,” 3 p.m. June 30, 109 Parran Hall 

Aleta Quinn, Dietrich School’s Department of History and Philosophy of Science, “Biological Systematics and Evolutionary Theory,” 10 a.m. July 1, G28 Cathedral of Learning