Issue Date: 
December 7, 2015


Heinz Chapel Choir Holiday Concerts, ring in the holiday season with the choir’s seasonal showcase, Dec. 11 and Dec. 13, Heinz Chapel, www.music.pitt.edu


University Art Gallery, Exposure: Black Voices in the Arts, presents a student-curated exhibition celebrating the artwork of local Black artists, through Dec. 11, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts, www.studioarts.pitt.edu 

Carnegie Museum of Art, The Neapolitan Presepio, showcasing a handcrafted Italian nativity scene, a holiday tradition since 1957, through Jan. 11; Carnegie Trees, display of several towering, 20-foot Colorado spruce trees decorated with handcrafted ornaments that celebrate the beauty of winter, through Jan. 11; 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, the funerary traditions of South Vietnam through a visual, musical reenactment, through March 21; Jane Haskell’s Modernism: A Pittsburgh Legacy, showcasing the artist and former museum board member’s own artworks and pieces from her private collection, through May 16, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org  

Phipps Conservatory, Winter Flower Show and Light Garden, festive showrooms and a holiday winter light garden, through Jan. 1, One Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.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  


“Imaging Nuclear Architecture at Nanoscale for Cancer Detection and Prognosis,” Yang Liu, Pitt associate professor of bioengineering, the last in this year’s Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar Series, noon Dec. 11, Lecture Hall 6, Scaife Hall, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor, School of Health Sciences, www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu 

PhD Dissertations

Ankur Joshi, Pitt School of Medicine’s Center for Neuroscience, “Intrinsic and Synaptic Mechanisms Controlling the Excitability of Layer 5 Corticocallosal and Corticocollicular Neurons in Auditory Cortex,” 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Room 1495 Biomedical Science Tower

Adriana Pitetta, Dietrich School’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Pedagogías Grises. Sujetos, Militancias y Sadismos en el Cono Sur de la Segunda Mitad del Siglo XX,” 9:45 a.m. Dec. 11, Room 1218 Cathedral of Learning 

Myoung Keun Lee, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “The Effect of Error Models on Analysis Pipelines in Sequencing Data,” 1 p.m. Dec. 14, 309B Parran Hall