Issue Date: 
October 12, 2015


Musical Fusions Concert I, features Ensemble N_JP, a group formed by composer Gene Coleman as a vehicle for his work with musicians from Japan; an evening of works by Amy Williams and Toshi Hososkawa, and the premiere of Systole, a video collaboration by Gene Coleman and Adam Vidiksis. 8:00 p.m. Oct. 16, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu/events 


Carnegie Museum of Art, CMOA Collects Edward Hopper, museum’s complete collection of Hopper, exhibited together for first time, through Oct. 26; Teenie Harris Photographs: Cars, showcases a selection of 25 elegant photographs of automobiles from the 1930s to 1970s, emphasizing the roles they played in Pittsburgh’s segregated African American communities, through Oct. 31; Hélio Oiticica, the first comprehensive U.S. retrospective of the influential Brazilian artist, through Jan. 2, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org 

University Art Gallery, Reverberations, Department of Studio Arts’ annual faculty art show, through Oct. 23, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.studioarts.pitt.edu 

Phipps Conservatory, Fall Flower Show, celebrates Japanese chrysanthemums throughout the conservatory, lending a new perspective through the lens of Japanese horticulture, Oct. 17 through Nov. 8, One Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, The Mysterious Nature of Fungi, selections from the Hunt Institute Art and Library collection illustrating the identity of these ubiquitous yet peculiar organisms, through Dec. 17, Hunt Library, 5th floor, 4909 Frew St., Oakland, www.huntbotanical.org

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age, showcasing nearly 200 pieces inspired by landmark moments in interstellar discovery and our fascination with all things Space Age, through Jan. 24, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.carnegiemnh.org 



“Connecting the Dots: Making Air Pollution Visible in Pittsburgh,” Olga Kuchinskaya, assistant professor, Department of Communication, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Year of the Humanities in the University, www.humcenter.pitt.edu

“Spaces of Migration and Aesthetics of Immobility,” Katarzyna Pieprzak, Williams College chair and professor of Francophone literature, French language, and comparative literature, 3 p.m. Oct. 15, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Provost’s Year of the Humanities in the University, www.humanities.pitt.edu 

“Integrating Public Health into Medical Education: Tales from the Trenches and Lessons Learned,” Christine S. Seibert, associate dean for medical education and professor of medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; noon Oct. 16, Scaife Hall 4th Floor, Lecture Room, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Office of the Vice Dean, School of Medicine, www.megr.pitt.edu 

“A Novel Zebrafish Model for Biliary-Driven Liver Regeneration,” Donghun Shin, assistant professor of developmental biology, noon Oct. 16, Lecture Room 6 Scaife Hall, Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar Series www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu  

“From Jewish to Black: The Strange Career of the Word Ghetto,” Daniel Schwartz, associate professor, George Washington University, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Departments of History and Religious Studies, Carnegie-Mellon Department of History www.jewishstudies.pitt.edu 

“Adoption and Narratives of the Human,” a panel discussing the themes of adoption from a humanities perspective, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies, Pitt Department of English and Center for the Humanities, Year of the Humanities in the University, www.humanities.pitt.edu

“Pittsburgh Writers Series Presents: Anthony Marra,” author of the award-winning Constellation of Vital Phenomena, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Pitt Writing Program, pghwriterseries.wordpress.com

“Minding the Body in Antebellum U.S. Literature,” Matt Rebhorn, professor of English, James Madison University, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Year of the Humanities in the University, www.humcenter.pitt.edu

“You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Look at: Acknowledging Race in Addressing Disproportionality,” Russell Skiba, professor and codirector of the Equity Project at Indiana University, 4 p.m. Oct. 22, Pitt’s University Club, School of Education and Center for Urban Education, cue@pitt.edu 


Writer’s Café: Technically Creative/Creatively Technical, Beth Newborg, Pitt English department senior lecturer, and Nancy Koerbel, lecturer in Pitt Composition Program, will explore points of connection between creative and technical writing, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Pitt Writing Center, 317B O’Hara Student Center, writingcenter.pitt.edu


Water By the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a diverse crew connects in an Internet chatroom and the discussion evokes an interrogation of class, violence, and national belonging, Oct. 22 through Nov. 1, Henry Heymann Theater, Stephen Foster Memorial, Pitt Department of Theater Art, Year of the Humanities in the University, www.play.pitt.edu

PhD Dissertations

Parker Shaw, Dietrich School’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Boyscoutismo as Chilean National Literature: Masculinities, Militarism, and Nationhood,” noon Oct. 12, 910 Cathedral of Learning

Kelley Jones, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Negative Male Partner Influences on Reproductive Health and Contraceptive Use Among Adolescent and Young Adult Women,” 2 p.m. Oct. 13, 309B Crabtree Hall