Issue Date: 
June 13, 2016


Summer Music Festival, presented by WYEP 91.3 and featuring Margaret Glaspy, Boy and Bear, and Lucius, 3 p.m. June 25, Schenley Plaza, Oakland, wyep.org 


Carnegie Museum of Art, 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; Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 105th Annual Exhibition, showcases the longest and oldest continuing survey exhibition of regional art in the country, through Aug. 15; Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, features the artist’s one-of-a-kind reinterpretation of China’s culture and politics through the zodiac, through Aug. 29, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, www.cmoa.org

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 50 Greatest Photographs, showcases some of National Geographic’s most riveting images and the photographers’ stories behind them, through Sept. 11, 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 Gao Minglu, 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 


“The Evolution of Looking and Seeing: New Insights from Colorful Jumping Spiders,” Nathan I. Morehouse, assistant professor of biological sciences, Pitt’s Dietrich School, noon June 24, 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

“Opening New Pathways after Spinal Injury,” Lorne Mendell, Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior, Stony Brook University, 2 p.m. June 23, 6014 Biomedical Science Tower, Department of Neuroscience, www.cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu  


The Farmer’s Market at Pitt, features sustainable produce and goods from vendors throughout the community, 11:30 a.m. June 16, William Pitt Union driveway 

PhD Dissertations

Jonathan Buttaci, Dietrich School’s Department of Philosophy, “Thinking Forms in Images: Aristotle on Intellectual Capacities, Activities, and Virtues,” 10 a.m. June 13, 1001B Cathedral of Learning

Anwesha Sanyal, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, “Identification of Cellular Factors Involved in Neisseria Gonorrhoe Induced Enhanced HIV-1 Transmission in a Cervical Tissue Based Organ Culture,” 1 p.m. June 13, A425 Crabtree Hall 

Jose Juan Tapia Valenzuela, School of Medicine’s Department of Computational Biology, “A Study of Systems Modeling Frameworks and Their Interoperability,” 11 a.m. June 14, 3073 Biomedical Science Tower 3