Issue Date: 
April 11, 2016


Men’s Glee Club Spring Concert, features an assortment of compositions from Mendelssohn to Appalachian folk songs, 8 p.m. April 16, First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, 159 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Student Organ Recital, directed by Christine Clewell, assistant professor of organ and keyboard, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 8 p.m. April 16, Heinz Chapel, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu

Women’s Choral Ensemble Spring Concert, presents selection of choral arrangements by University’s long-standing ensemble, 3 p.m. April 17, Heinz Chapel, Pitt Department of Music, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu

University of Pittsburgh Gospel Choir, features the newest Pitt music department ensemble in its debut performance, 7 p.m. April 19, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

Pitt Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert, features guest vocalist and Pitt Jazz voice instructor Sandy Dowe, 8 p.m. April 20, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

OvreArts Presents: “Ancient Modern,” Heinz Chapel resident artists’ ensemble, OvreArts, performs an evening of music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, 7:30 p.m. April 21, Heinz Chapel, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu 

Esma Redžepova: Queen of the Gypsies, a concert of Romani music featuring Esma Redžepova, internationally acclaimed “Queen of Romani Songs,” in her last public appearance, 8 p.m. April 22, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, Year of the Humanities in the University, www.music.pitt.edu

Heinz Chapel Choir: Singing All the Time, presents arrangements that embrace a variety of styles and colors, including pieces by Tallis, Pärt, Antognini and Ešenvalds, 3 p.m. April 24, Heinz Chapel, Pitt Department of Music, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu 


Hillman Library, 1989 China/Avant-Garde Exhibition, a look into the world of Chinese contemporary art collected by Minglu Gao, professor in Pitt Department of the History of Art and Architecture, through Oct. 31, sponsored by the University Library System, Year of the Humanities in the University, Hillman Library, www.humanities.pitt.edu

Phipps Conservatory, Butterfly Forest, marvel at colorful butterflies and beautiful glasshouse showrooms, April 22 through Sept. 5, Summer Flower Show: Playgardens, explore awe-inspiring summer blooms and vintage garden décor, April 30 through Oct. 2, 1 Schenley Park, Oakland, www.phipps.conservatory.org

Carnegie Museum of Art, Jane Haskell’s Modernism: A Pittsburgh Legacy, showcases the artist and former museum board member’s own artworks and pieces from her private collection, through May 16, Teenie Harris Photographs: Great Performances Offstage, celebrates performances of all kinds as produced or experienced by Pittsburgh’s African American community and captured by Pittsburgh’s beloved photographer, through July 17, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, features the largest exhibit of flying reptiles ever mounted in the United States, through May 22, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.carnegiemnh.org   


“The Global Imaginary in an Anti-Global World,” Mark Jarzombek, professor of the history and theory of architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, explores questions that highlight the urgency of thinking globally about the humanities, 5:30 p.m. April 11, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Global Studies Center, Year of the Humanities in the University, www.humanities.pitt.edu

“Architecture and Place in British Documentary Television,” screenings and Pitt faculty panel discussion explore how film and television invites non-specialist audiences to engage with architecture, 6 p.m. April 13, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Year of the Humanities in the University, Pitt Film Studies Program, www.humanities.pitt.edu

“Why Washington Won’t Work,” Marc Hetherington, professor of political science, Vanderbilt University, discusses the affective component of polarized politics: that Republicans and Democrats not only disagree on issues, they also just don’t like one another, 3 p.m. April 22, 2500 Posvar Hall, Center for the Study of American Politics and Society, Pitt Department of Political Science, 2016 Bert A. Rockman Lecture in American Politics, www.polisci.pitt.edu  


“Artists in Residence Program Showcase,” presents the results of a collaborative effort sponsored by the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Music, and Studio Arts during the 2015-2016 academic year, the resulting pieces showcase exciting intersections between the arts and sciences, noon April 18, William Pitt Union Ballroom, Year of the Humanities in the University, www.humanities.pitt.edu

“Boxes and Walls,” an “interactive exhibit” that personalizes oppression and the importance of activism by leading participants through a series of “rooms” that focus on historically oppressed groups, cultures, or social justice concerns, 8 p.m. April 18-19, O’Hara Student Center, Year of the Humanities in the University, Office of Residence Life, www.humanities.pitt.edu

Bi-Annual Drug Take-Back Day, properly dispose of your unused or expiring medications and support the health of the University and community by preventing drug abuse, overdose, and environmental contamination, drop-offs accepted between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21, Nordenberg Hall’s University Pharmacy, Pitt School of Pharmacy, Pitt Police, www.dea.gov 


Blood/Water/Paint, reading of play by Seattle-based playwright Joy McCullough-Carranza, directed by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, assistant professor, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts; plotline  focuses on Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi’s creation of her most famous paintings and her fight for justice in the face of horrific consequences, 5 p.m. April 15, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, Year of the Humanities in the University, www.humanities.pitt.edu 

Nine, follows world-famous film director Guido Contini as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, and flashbacks reveal the substance of his life, which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story, written by American playwright Arthur Kopit, directed by Dennis Schebetta, assistant professor Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, and featuring special guest star Kathy Humphrey, Pitt senior vice chancellor for engagement and chief of staff, through April 17, Charity Randall Theatre, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, www.play.pitt.edu 

PhD Dissertations

Theresa A. Koleck, Pitt School of Nursing, “Cognitive Function and Breast Cancer: Genomics and Disease Characteristics,” 10 a.m. April 11, 451 Victoria Building

Tomoko Fujii, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Physical Activity, Body Composition, Thigh Composition and Structural Changes in the Knees of Older Adults,” noon April 11, 3rd Floor Classroom, Bellefield Professional Building, 130 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland 

Sebastian Fajardo Bernal, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “Prehispanic and Colonial Settlement Patterns of the Sogamoso Valley,” 3:30 p.m. April 12, 3307 Posvar Hall

Alexandra Castro Klarén, Dietrich School’s Department of Communication, “Invisible to the Eye: Rhetorics of Ethical Emotionality in Fred Rogers’ Neighborhood,” 9:30 a.m. April 13, 1128 Cathedral of Learning

Shafiqul Abedin, School of Information Sciences’ Information Science and Technology Program, “3D Generalization of Brain Model to Visualize and Analyze Neuroanatomical Data,” 10 a.m. April 14, 828 Informational Sciences Building

Frances Danielle Loustau-Williams, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “The Relationship Between Migration and Development in Morocco,” 1 p.m. April 14, 3430 Posvar Hall

Lauren Ross, Dietrich School’s Department of History and Philosophy of Science, “Explanation in Contexts of Causal Complexity,” 2 p.m. April 14, G28 Cathedral of Learning

Cristina Robles Bahm, School of Information Sciences’ Information Science and Technology Program, “A Comprehensive Study of Internal Representations of Floor-to-Floor Transition Points in a Large Complex Indoor Environment,” 3 p.m. April 19, 828 Information Sciences Building

Robin Pokrzywinski, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Disparities in Body Mass Index by Sexual Orientation in Women,” 11 a.m. April 20, 110 Parran Hall  

Maura Maloney, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Analysis of the REMEDIES 4D Clinical Trial: A Redesign of Primary Care to Overcome Clinical Inertia and Improve Outcomes,” 3 p.m. April 25, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 103 Bellefield Ave., Oakland