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    Art on the Brain exhibit

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    Location:
    Scaife Hall, Falk Library, Upper Floor Study Area

    Description

    On display at Falk Library from March 25 through May 31, 2019. Free and open to the public during regular library hours.

    Upcoming Events:

    For finals week, take a creativity break with Your Brain on Art: Activities by Pitt's Center for Creativity. Held on April 24 from 2-4 p.m. in Falk Library Conference Room B.

    Introducing the Brain Image Library: A Volumetric Brain Data Repository for Neuroscience Research on May 29 from 1-2 p.m. at Falk Library's upper floor study area.

    Past Events:

    Artist Greg Dunn visited HSLS for the Self Reflected event on April 3, 2019, which included a lecture and reception.

    HSLS held the workshop Free Tools for Making Art from Science on April 1, 2019.

    Visitor Information:

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    Scaife Hall is located on the University of Pittsburgh campus at 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh PA 15261. The entrance to Falk Library is on the second floor of Scaife Hall, please be aware that ongoing construction may limit normal points of access.

    Exhibit description:

    Framed artwork by Greg Dunn on display in Falk Library

    Biology is an extremely photogenic science. Looking at spectacular shots of coral reef, or staring in awe at colorful images of neural pathways, we often marvel at the sheer beauty of nature.

    The exhibit Art on the Brain centers around Dr. Greg Dunn, neuroscientist and artist, who combines his two passions to create art based on scientific data. He sees beauty in the intricate structure of a brain, which is portrayed in his paintings.

    The exhibit at Falk Library presents several of Dunn’s prints: Olfactory Bulb, Synaptogenesis, Basket & Pyramidals, Retina in Inks, and Visual Cortex. The focal work of the exhibit is Self Reflected, a micro-etched print on aluminized polymer. The micro-etching technique is a type of handmade lithography invented by Dr. Greg Dunn along with physicist Dr. Brian Edwards. When Self Reflected is illuminated, it features animated reflective effects of micro-etchings, a dancing light effect that can only be fully experienced in person. The light itself shows how the brain is working – the total experience being a true reflection of what is happening in our own minds when we observe the artwork.

    In addition to the featured artwork, visitors are encouraged to view stunning imagery on display by Pitt’s own Center for Biologic Imaging Department. In conjunction with the exhibit, creative relaxation stations will give students and professionals alike the opportunity to reframe their state of mind. Try out our artful apps and jigsaw puzzles, or compete for best coloring page to win a cool neural-themed prize.

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  • DENT5000 PubMed and Orientation

    Instructor:Rebecca Abromitis
    Date:April 26, 2019
    • Develop PubMed search strategies to conduct basic and more complex searches;
    • Conduct Advanced Search; use the Search History; and MeSH to aid search-building.
    • Introduction to library resources and services
    • This session is open only to students enrolled in DENT 5000
  • Instructor:Julia Dahm
    Date:May 14, 2019
    Time:2:00 pm
    Location:
    Scaife Hall, Falk Library, Classroom 2

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    Instructor:Srilakshmi Chaparala
    Date:May 15, 2019
    Time:1:00 pm
    Location:
    Scaife Hall, Falk Library, Classroom 2

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  • T32 Sleep Medicine Seminar - Excel Techniques for Data Visualizaiton

    Instructor:Julia Dahm
    Date:May 17, 2019

    Closed session. Attendees will utilize pivot tables to summarize large data sets. Excel features such as filters, conditional formatting, and charts will be discussed.

  • Instructor:Julia Dahm
    Date:May 20, 2019
    Time:10:00 am
    Location:
    Scaife Hall, Falk Library, Conference Room B

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  • Introduction to the Brain Image Library: A Volumetric Brain Data Repository for Neuroscience Research

    Date:May 29, 2019
    Time:1:00 pm–2:00 pm
    Location:
    Scaife Hall, Falk Library, Upper Floor Study Area

    Description

    Join Alexander Ropelewski (Operations Director, Brain Image Library) for an introduction to the Brain Image Library. The talk is a featured event of the Art on the Brain exhibit on display at Falk Library from March 25 through May 31, 2019.

    About the Brain Image Library:

    The Brain Image Library (BIL) is a national public resource enabling researchers to deposit, analyze, mine, share and interact with large brain image datasets. BIL encompasses the deposition of datasets, the integration of datasets into a searchable web-accessible system, the redistribution of datasets, and a computational enclave to allow researchers to process datasets in-place and share restricted and pre-release datasets.

    The library accepts contributions of microscopy data of interest to BRAIN investigators. BIL currently contains over 550 brain datasets, including high-resolution volumetric microscopy data from the Brai Initiative Cell Census Network. Datasets from a wide-variety of experimental study purposes including connectivity, cell counting, cell morphology, expression characterization and others are held in the collection. The technologies used to create the datasets include serial two-photon tomography (STPT), fluorescence micro-optical sectioning tomography (fMOST), oblique light-sheet tomography (OLST) and others.

    Support is provided to data contributors through a help desk. The help desk can provide assistance in moving large multi-terabyte datasets to the library. In addition to receiving and distributing datasets, BIL can host, through a VM environment, project-specific interfaces to access datasets in-place as well as provide a desktop-oriented remote visualization environment. BIL datasets are available on PSC’s Bridges computing system, which provides significant computational ability to enable users of the data to compute on the data in-place without downloading it to local computational resources.

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  • Instructor:Shawn Prince, QIAGEN Application Scientist
    Date:June 4, 2019
    Time:10:00 am
    Location:
    Scaife Hall, Falk Library, Classroom 2

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  • Instructor:Shawn Prince, QIAGEN Application Scientist
    Date:June 4, 2019
    Time:1:00 pm
    Location:
    Scaife Hall, Falk Library, Classroom 2

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  • Instructor:Shawn Prince, QIAGEN Application Scientist
    Date:June 4, 2019
    Time:3:00 pm
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