Issue Date: 
October 3, 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, University Library System, Hillman Library, www.humanities.pitt.edu 


Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading, featuring Melissa Yancy, author of Dog Years, and Richard Russo, judge and Pultizer Prize-winning author of Everybody's Fool, 7 p.m. Oct. 6, Pitt O'Hara Student Center, free, University of Pittsburgh Press, www.upress.pitt.edu

“Wisdom of the Crowd or Tyranny of the Mob? Data-Mining Electronic Health Records for Clinical Decision Support,” Jonathan H. Chen, instructor, Stanford University School of Medicine, 11 a.m. Oct. 10, 5607 Baum Boulevard, Conference Room 407, Department of Biomedical Informatics, www.dbmi.pitt.edu

“Imagining the Migraine Brain,” Nasim Maleki, assistant professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 4 p.m. Oct. 12, 1495 Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Center for Neuroscience, www.cnup.neurobio.pitt.edu 

Religion and Ethics in Higher Education Symposium, features two panel discussions on how religion interacts with other sociocultural factors to contribute to an educational environment of tolerance and civility, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 5604 Posvar Hall, free and open to public, Pitt's Institute for International Studies in Education, School of Education, huy10@pitt.edu, 412-608-7949 

“Manufacturing at Micro and Nano-Dimensional Scales,” Placid Ferreira, Tungchao Julia Lu professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Benedum Hall, Swanson School of Engineering, www.engineering.pitt.edu

“Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete,” Jeff Duncan-Andrade, associate professor, San Francisco State University's College of Ethnic Studies, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 20, Pitt's University Club, Center for Urban Education, Pitt School of Education, www.cue.pitt.edu


University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, presents its first concert of the ensemble’s 40th Anniversary Season, led by Director Roger Zahab, 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu 

Pitt Choral Showcase, features Heinz Chapel Choir, Men’s Glee Club, and Women’s Choral Ensemble in a celebration of vocal talent at the University of Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. Oct. 9, First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, 159 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu 


Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, Amy Bloom, recipient of the 2016/2017 Fred R. Brown Literary Award, will discuss her book, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 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

Kanyin Ong, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, “Application of Grocery Purchase Data to Understanding Patterns of Salmonella Enteritidis Illnesses in the United States, 2004-2006,” 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Crabtree Hall A731