Issue Date: 
February 22, 2017


University of Pittsburgh Studio Arts Department, Dirty Work is a collaborative installation by Eleanor Aldrich and Barbara Weissberger in which they explore tension between illusion and the actual, open now through March 23, Frick Fine Arts Building



Methodological Individualism and Collectivism in the Social Sciences,” Wang Wei, Tsinghua University Institute of Science, Technology, and Society, 12:05 p.m. Feb. 24, 817R Cathedral of Learning

Looking Back and Moving Onwards: Excavating Feminist Media Histories,” various speakers from distinguished universities will present discussions as part of this symposium, 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Gold Room, University Club

Futurities at the Border,” Bhaskar Sarkar, associate professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 3 p.m. Feb. 24, 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Writers’ Café: Environmental Writing,” an informal writing session with Barbara Edelman and Mark Collins, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Writing Center, 217B O’Hara Student Center

The Philosopher at Home: Receptions of Classical Place in Synesius of Cyrene’s Letters,” Alexander Petkas, PhD candidate, Princeton University, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 208B Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh Department of Classics

Nucleobases: From the Prebiotic World to Self-Healing Polymers,” Julia Rice, IBM Almaden Research Center, 4 p.m. Feb. 28, 150 Chevron Science Center

Queer Traces: Performing Witness between the Religious and the Secular,” Ann Pellegrini, professor of Performance Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis, director of the Center of Gender and Sexuality, New York University, 5 p.m. March 1, 602 Cathedral of Learning 

Peptide Nanotechnology,” Rein Ulijn, founding director of the Nanoscience Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center and professor of Chemistry, City University of New York, 2:30 p.m. March 2, 150 Chevron Science Center



University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Primarily Prokofiev, Pitt’s Symphony Orchestra performs two works by Prokofiev, the Second Piano Concerto and the Classical Symphony, 8 p.m. Feb. 22, Benedum Hall Auditorium

Franciscan University of Steubenville Student Organ Recital, Sacred Music majors from Franciscan University of Steubenville and Nicholas Will will perform organ works from composers such as Bach and Mendelssohn, 3p.m. Feb. 25, Heinz Memorial Chapel



Pitt Day of Giving,” for the first time, the entire Pitt community is coming together to help raise funds for University programs, faculty and staff are encouraged to spread the word, all day, Feb. 28

The Second Mother (Brazil), the first film in the series, Latin America in Motion: Pitt Latin America Films, presented by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, 7 p.m. Feb. 28, G23 Graduate School of Public Health Building


PhD Dissertations

Elizabeth Ann Rogers, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Perceived Barriers and Facilitators, Physical Activity, and Functional Limitations Among Older Adults,” 1 p.m. Feb. 24, A719 Graduate School of Public Health Building

Siying Liu, Department of Economics, "Essays on Health and Labor Policies," 10 a.m. March 1, 5200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Amia Downes, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, “A Process Evaluation of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Respirator Approval Process,” 3 p.m. March 1, 6140 Parran Hall

Phillip M. Walker, School of Information Sciences Intelligent Systems Program, “Improving Operator Recognition and Prediction of Emergent Swarm Behaviors,” 11 a.m. March 2, 502 Information Sciences Building