Headlines & Highlights
Researchers Publish Findings of Mathematical Modeling of the Brain
The November issue of Nature Neuroscience will publish the findings of Brent Doiron, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Ashok Litwin-Kumar, a PhD student in neural computation in Pitt and Carnegie Mellon’s Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition.
Gene Kelly Centennial Celebration, October 25
Patricia Ward Kelly, film historian and the widow of the late Gene Kelly, will host the free Gene Kelly Centennial Celebration on October 25 at 8 p.m. in the Seventh-Floor Auditorium of Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Avenue. Seating is limited.
Architectural Studies Students Play Role in New National Register Designation
Students in the Documentation and Conservation Studio course spent the summer of 2008 poring over historic maps, photographs, deeds, and building permits to begin a process to nominate the former Ursuline Academy of Pittsburgh, 201 S. Winebiddle Street in Bloomfield, for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. On October 20, their hopes became a reality.
Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Prize Winner, Completed Much of His Research at Pitt
Alvin E. Roth, cowinner of 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics, began and completed much of his Prize-winning research while a Pitt professor.
Mellon Distinguished Lecture in the History of Science Features Paula Findlen, Oct 22, 24, 25
The Dietrich School's Department of History and Philosophy of Science, the University of Pittsburgh World History Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Press present "Newton's Shadow: Francesco Algarotti and the Passion for Science in the Eighteenth Century."
Women's Studies Program Marks 40th Anniversary with Day-long Program, October 19
Join the Women’s Studies Program for a full day of events and for a display of student work.
Made In India, a documentary about surrogacy in India, October 29
This documentary shows the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate, and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together.
Contemporary Writers Series Presents Alan Michael Parker, October 10
Parker is the author of three novels and seven collections of poems. His awards include three Pushcart Prizes and the Fineline Prize from the Mid-American Review.
Contemporary Writers Series Presents Justin Torres, October 11-12
The Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series is proud to present 2012 Brown Award winner Justin Torres.
Pitt to Honor Service Members by Hosting National Roll Call, November 12
On Monday, November 12th, members of the Pitt community will read the names of those service members who have died in service to the nation in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Office of Veterans Services is coordinating Pitt’s participation in the event. Volunteers are needed.