Issue Date: 
September 19, 2016


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, ground-floor entrance and also on second floor, Hillman Library, University Library System, www.humanities.pitt.edu


“Why Diversity Programs Don’t Work,” Frank Dobbin, professor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University, noon Sept. 20, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, School of Social Work Center on Race and Social Problems, www.crsp.pitt.edu

“Why We Cannot Learn from Minimal Models,” Roberto Fumagalli, junior professor, University of Bayreuth’s Institute of Philosophy, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 20, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, pittcntr@pitt.edu

“Year of Diversity – Indigenous Education Symposium,” several Pitt departments and community indigenous groups host panel discussions, event is free and open to the public, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Sept. 21, 5604 Posvar Hall, Institute for International Studies in Education, School of Education, University Center for International Studies, www.diversity.pitt.edu/year-of-diversity

“Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents,” Talmage Boston, author, civil litigator, and historian discusses his book of same name, noon Sept. 28, Hillman Library’s Dick Thornburgh Room, Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy, www.thornburghforum.pitt.edu


OvreArts, Heinz Memorial Chapel's Ensemble in Residence, performs in Pitt’s Family Weekend Concert, featuring spirited compositions and familiar songs by young composers from Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Sept. 30, Heinz Chapel, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu


Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, Ada Limón, internationally known poet, will read from her collection Bright Dead Things, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22, G023 Graduate School of Public Health, www.pghwriterseries.wordpress.com

The Farmers’ Market in Schenley Plaza, features the freshest produce and baked goods from local farmers throughout the community, 3 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 28, Schenley Plaza, Oakland, www.pittsburghparks.org/schenley-plaza

PhD Dissertations

Andrew Topp, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Doubly Robust Estimation in Two-Stage Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out,” noon Sept. 20, A216 Crabtree Hall

Esther Terry, Department of Theatre Arts, “Belonging While Black: A Choreography of Imagined Silence in Early Modern African Diasporic Dance,” 10 a.m. Sept. 26, 1627 Cathedral of Learning

Subhara Raveendran, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Human Genetics, “Combination Immunotherapy Targeting HSP90 DNA-Repair Client Proteins Overexpressed in Melanoma,” 1 p.m. Sept. 26, A215 Crabtree Hall

Samantha Rugbright, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, “Cyanide and Hydrogen Sulfide: A Review of Two Blood Gases, Their Environmental Sources, and Potential Risks,” 2 p.m. Sept. 30, Bridgeside Point 1, 100 Technology Drive, 5th Floor Conference Room