Issue Date: 
November 2, 2015


Pitt’s Symphony Orchestra Premieres David Mahler’s Work, showcasing a new composition for string orchestra by the Seattle-based composer, 8 p.m. Nov. 4, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, www.music.pitt.edu 

45th Annual Jazz Seminar Concert, celebrating the vibrant jazz tradition, featuring an international group of visionaries, the culmination of Jazz Week at Pitt, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.music.pitt.edu  


Carnegie Museum of Art, Hélio Oiticica, the first comprehensive U.S. retrospective of the influential Brazilian artist, through Jan. 2; The Propeller Group: The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music, examining the funerary traditions of South Vietnam through a visual, musical reenactment, through March 21, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org  

Phipps Conservatory, Fall Flower Show, celebrates Japanese chrysanthemums throughout the conservatory, lending a new perspective through the lens of Japanese horticulture, 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  


“The Curious Disappearance of Civic Information in the Age of the Internet,” Dana Louise Priest, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for The Washington Post, John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall, University Honors College Distinguished Lecture, www.honorscollege.pitt.edu

“Parkinson’s Disease: Historical Perspectives,” Christopher Goetz, neurologist, Rush University Medical Center, 6 p.m. Nov. 3, Lecture Room 5, Scaife Hall, C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture Series, www.bioethics.pitt.edu 

“Drug Safety of Psychotropic Agents on Cardiovascular Diseases,” Hui-Ju Tsai, associate investigator, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, National Health Research Institutes, 10 a.m. Nov. 5, 109 Parran Hall, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Human Genetics, www.publichealth.pitt.edu 

“Affective Atmospheres and Domestic Violence,” Lucas Gottzén, associate professor, Linköping University, 4 p.m. Nov. 5, 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, European Studies Center, www.wstudies.pitt.edu

“Interdisciplinarity in Historical Perspective,” Laura J. Snyder, professor of philosophy, St. John’s University, 5 p.m. Nov. 10, University Club Ballroom B, Year of the Humanities in the University, www.humanities.pitt.edu (see page 1)

“Ethics in Regenerative Medicine: What’s Old, What’s New, What’s Borrowed, and What’s Blue Sky?” Nancy M.P. King, professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Barco Law Building, Ground Floor Courtroom, Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine and Psychiatry, www.bioethics.pitt.edu

“Accidental Latin@ Archives: From Movimiento to YouTube,” Urayoán Noel, assistant professor of English, Spanish and Portuguese, New York University, 5 p.m. Nov. 12, University Club Gold Room, Year of the Humanities in the University, kcperez@pitt.edu  


“Exploring Pittsburgh’s Transition Through Theater,” community discussion and reading of Michael Eichler’s Repulsing the Monkey, which portrays the story of siblings who inherit their parent’s Southside Slopes bar, using theater as a means to examine the dynamic of Pittsburgh in transition and gentrification, 7 p.m. Nov. 4th, Pittsburgh Athletic Association Building, Pitt’s Department of Social Work, www.humanities.pitt.edu 

5th Annual Audubon Day, featuring the University’s extensive collection of Audubon’s famous works, and a special presentation by Allan J. Stypeck, president of Second Story Books Inc. and senior member of American Society of Appraisers, 10 a.m. Nov. 6, Amy E. Knapp Room, Hillman Library, jeanann@pitt.edu 

“The First Step: The Mechanics of Starting a Small Business,” Small Business Development Center, 7:30 a.m. Nov. 6, Mervis Hall, Pitt Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, iee@innovation.pitt.edu

The Invisible War, screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary on military sexual assault, 11 a.m. Nov. 14, Barco Law Building, Alcoa Room, Pitt Gender, Sexuality, and Womens Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu 


The Mitzvah Project, a one-person Holocaust drama starring Roger Grunwald and directed by Annie McGreevey, part theater, conversation, and history lesson, 7 p.m. Nov. 5, Studio Theater Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Jewish Studies Program, City for the Cultures of Peace: International Interdisciplinary Institute, jsp@pitt.edu

GOOD KIDS, written by Naomi Iizuka, directed by Pitt Department of Theatre Arts’ Kimberly Griffin and Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, play explores the public aftermath of a 2012 sex crime in Steubenville, Ohio, Nov. 11-22, Henry Heymann Theatre, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, the Year of the Humanities in the University, www.play.pitt.edu

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, guest directed by Victoria Rhodes of the Lenox, Mass.-based Shakespeare & Company, bringing the Bard to life in his most popular comedy, Nov. 12-22, Charity Randall Theatre, Pitt Department of Theater Arts, Year of the Humanities in the University, www.play.pitt.edu 

PhD Dissertations

David O. Osei-Hwedieh, Pitt School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular Pharmacology, “The Effect of Sickle Hemoglobin Mutation on Red Blood Cell Storage Integrity and Post-Transfusion Viability,” 11 a.m. Nov. 2, 1395 Biomedical Science Tower

Gerardo Aguilar Molinari, Dietrich School’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Comunismo y Literatura en Centroamérica: Tres Fantasmas en el Siglo Revolucionario 1932-1990,” 2 p.m. Nov. 10, 153 Cathedral of Learning 

Maeve Mateos, Dietrich School’s Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, “Scandal, Stardom, and Intimacy: Crafting the Celebrity Actress in 18th-Century France,” noon Nov. 13, 5601 Sennott Square

Heather Metz, Pitt School of Medicine’s Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, “Non-Canonical Role for Insulin Receptor Substrate-1 in Pathway Signaling of the Lung,” 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13, NW628 Montefiore Hospital