Issue Date: 
May 2, 2016


Cineshape, presents original music by Amy Williams, a Pitt associate professor of music, and video by Aaron Henderson, a Pitt assistant professor of studio arts, to create a live audiovisual performance, 7 p.m. May 4, The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, Office of the Provost, Year of the Humanities in the University, humanities.pitt.edu


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, 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 Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Great Expectations, presents a collection that depicts the beauty and energy within the continuous cycle of plant development, through June 30, Hunt Library, 5th floor, 4909 Frew St., Oakland, www.huntbotanical.org

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

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


“Chronic Effects of Acute Gastrointestinal Infection,” Timothy Hand, assistant professor of pediatrics and immunology, Pitt School of Medicine, noon May 6, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, 2016 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar series, Pitt’s schools of the health sciences, www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu

“Recycle, Restage, Rewind,” 18th annual Russian Film Symposium presents panel discussion and screenings of remakes and sequels, examines the ways human characteristics have been represented in the past and are being represented in the future, May 2-7, 1500 Posvar and Melwood Screening Room, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland, Dietrich School Office of the Dean, Center for Russian and East European Studies, www.rusfilm.pitt.edu 

“Novel in or Against World Lit Conference,” the Society for Novel Studies’ biannual conference, gathers 150 scholars to examine how the genre “world literature” organizes the global experiences of humanity and how translation and international marketplaces shape novels, May 13-14, Pitt Department of English, Year of the Humanities in the University, www.sns2016.com 


“Europe Day Festival,” celebrates European culture, cuisine, and heritage through local artisan booths, traditional music performances, and children’s activities, noon May 7, Posvar Hall, Pitt’s European Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu 

PhD Dissertations

Marie-Odile N. Hobeika, Dietrich School’s Department of Communication, “Recovered Beginnings: Rhetoric’s Disaffiliation from Poetry,” 1 p.m. May 2, 1128 Cathedral of Learning

Geoffrey Johnson, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Quality Adjusted Q-Learning and Conditional Structural Mean Models for Optimizing Dynamic Treatment Regimes,” noon May 4, A425 Crabtree Hall

Evgeny Karataev, School of Information Sciences’ Graduate Information Science and Technology Program, “Advanced Distributed Data Integration Infrastructure and Research Data Management Portal,” 11 a.m. May 6, 828 Information Sciences Building

Claire Syler, Dietrich School’s Department of Theatre Arts, “Talk and Knowledge in Actor Coaching,” 1 p.m. May 6, 1601 Cathedral of Learning

Jiepu Jiang, School of Information Sciences’ Library and Information Science Program, “Modeling Ephemeral State of Relevance and User Activities in a Search Session,” 10 a.m. May 11, 828 Information Sciences Building

Inmaculada Hernandez, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, “Evaluating the Safety and Effectiveness of New Oral Anticoagulants in the Medicare Population,” noon May 13, 109 Parran Hall

Jia-Yuh Chen, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Joint Modeling of Bivariate Longitudinal and Bivariate Survival Data in Spouse Pairs,” 9 a.m. May 20, A425 Crabtree Hall

Tri Le, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, “Institutional Post-Acute Care Utilization Patterns and Outcomes in Pennsylvania Medicaid,” 9 a.m. May 20, A622 Crabtree Hall