University of Pittsburgh
March 12, 2014

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 23-29

The following events are open to the public.

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University Art Gallery, Nicholas Lochoff Collection Guided Tours, free tours offered in English and Mandarin-Chinese, through April 11, Pitt Department of History of Art and Architecture,

Hillman Library, Oakland: A Look Back Over the 20th Century, glimpse into a past foreshadowing the changes that would lead to Oakland’s development as a medical, cultural, and educational hub, through summer 2014,

In the Heights, exploring what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home in the Heights, March 27 through April 6, Charity Randall Theatre, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts,

“Challenging Authority: A Symposium in Honor of Derrick Bell,” celebrating the late Derrick Bell, esteemed Pitt School of Law alumnus, professor, and founder of critical race theory, March 27-28, Pitt School of Law,

“Arms and the University,” Donald Downs, Alexander Meiklejohn Professor of Political Science, Law, and Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Ilia Murtazashvili, Pitt assistant professor of public and international affairs, 4 p.m. March 24, William Pitt Union Lower Lounge, Pitt College of General Studies,

“The Art of the Soluble: Cyclodextrin's Unanticipated Journey from Excipient to Therapeutic for the Rare Brain Disease, Niemann-Pick Type C,” Steven Walkley, professor of neuroscience, pathology, and neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 4 p.m. March 24, 169 Crawford Hall, Pitt Department of Biological Sciences,

“Vibrational Stark Spectroscopy Connects Electrostatics to Catalytic Rates at Enzyme Active Sites,” Steven Boxer, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University, 2:30 p.m. March 26, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry’s 5th Coetzee Memorial Lecture,

“The View from Ukraine: A Digital Video Conference with U.S. Embassy in Kyiv,” videoconference with key staff members from the Political, Economic, Defense, and Public Affairs divisions of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, 9 a.m. March 27, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs,

“Significance of New Approaches: How Umpolung Translated Triazoles into Cyanocarbenes,” Mitchell Croatt, assistant professor of organic chemistry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2:30 p.m. March 27, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry,

“Climatic and anthropogenic feedbacks to atmospheric methane emissions,” Amy Townsend-Small, assistant professor of geology and geography, University of Cincinnati, 4 p.m. March 27, 11 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science,

“New Molecules and Materials for Studying Carbohydrate Recognition,” Amit Basu, associate professor of chemistry, Brown University, 4 p.m. March 27, 150 Chevron Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry,

“Recent Work in Masculinity Studies,” Gabby Yearwood, Pitt visiting lecturer of anthropology, and Scott Kiesling, Pitt associate professor of linguistics, 4 p.m. March 27, 2201 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Gender and the Global Spring 2014 Events, Pitt Women's Studies Program,

“Epistemic Foundations For The Failure Of Nash Equilibrium,” Paul J. Healy, associate professor of economics, Ohio State University, noon March 28, Pitt Department of Economics’ Experimental/Behavioral Economics Seminar, download materials at

“Occupational Choice, Human Capital, & Financing Constraints,” Rui Castro, associate professor of macroeconomics, Université de Montréal, 3:30 p.m. March 28, 4716 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Economics,

“The Amazing Bud Powell: His Tests and Triumphs,” Guthrie Ramsey, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 4 p.m. March 28, 132 Music Building, Pitt Department of Music,

Written by Melissa Carlson