Issue Date: 
April 4, 2011


Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 with conductor Herbert Blomstedt and, in Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1, soloist Garrick Ohlsson, 1:30 p.m. April 7, also April 8-9, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Sue Gartland and Jordan Umbach,
members of Calliope Songwriters Circle, noon April 8, free concert, The Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, Emerging Legends Concert Series Spring 2011, Pitt University Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org.

Indonesian Music Concert, 8 p.m. April 8-9, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

April in Paris,
celebrating an 18th- century spring in Paris with Stephen Schultz, Chatham Baroque, and Andrew Appel, 8 p.m. April 9, Synod Hall, Fifth Avenue and North Craig Street, Oakland, Renaissance & Baroque, 412-361-2048, www.rbsp.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Heinz Chapel Choir Spring Concert, 3 p.m. April 10, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125.


Frick Art Museum, Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings From the Blanton Museum of Art, featuring more than 60 drawings produced over a 400-year period, through April 17, Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, American Landscapes: Treasures From the Parrish Art Museum and At the River’s Edge: Paintings by Patrick Ruane, through April 24, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-837-1500, www.wmuseumaa.org.

University Art Gallery,
Studio Arts Student Exhibition, through April 30, Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-648-2430.

Silver Eye Center for Photography, Future Forward, members’ exhibition, through May 7, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective, through May 1, You Are Here: Architecture and Experience, through May 29, Andrey Avinoff: In Pursuit of Beauty, through June 5, Ragnar Kjartansson: Song, through Sept. 25, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture, In My Father’s House, mixed-media exhibition about how African Americans collect and preserve their culture, through June, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Heinz History Center,
America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier, through Oct. 2, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan
(Phil Grabsky, 2004), free screening of film that won Golden Hugo for Best Film, Cinematography, and Editing at the 2003 Chicago International Film Festival, 4 p.m. April 6, 1500 Posvar Hall, Pitt Ford Institute for Human Security, drc51@pitt.edu.

Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008), free film screening, 7:45 p.m. April 6, 3415 Posvar Hall, Contemporary Queer Cinemas Public Film Series Spring 2011, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.


“Reflections on the ICTR and International Criminal Justice,” Erik Møse, justice of the Norwegian Supreme Court, 6 p.m. April 4, Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Barco Law Building, McLean Lecture on World Law, Pitt School of Law, 412-648-7023, cile@law.pitt.edu.

“Developing the Law of the Marcellus Shale: Innovation for a Prosperous Community, a Safe Environment, and a Common Law,” daylong forum featuring legal and extraction-industry scholars and experts, 8 a.m. April 5,  Ballroom B, University Club, Pitt Law Innovation Practice Institute, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, www.law.pitt.edu.

“Belief Here, Doubt There—What Do You Really Think?” Brad Armendt, associate professor in Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences, 12:05 p.m. April 5, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr/.

“Imaging the Waves of a Silent Past: The Role of Performance Decisions in Shaping the Musical Space of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum,” Michael Gardiner, postdoctoral fellow in Pitt’s Department of Music, 4:30 p.m. April 5, Pitt Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, www.medren.pitt.edu.

“Should Pittsburgh Permit Marcellus Shale Drilling?” public debate presented by Pitt’s William Pitt Debating Union, 6 p.m. April 6, G-23 Parran Hall, www.comm.pitt.edu.

“The Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Justice vs. Impunity,” Sopheada Phy, Heinz Fellow, noon April 7, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, 412-648-7370, asia@pitt.edu.

“This Time Will Be Different: A Dataset on Financial Crises,” Carmen Reinhart, a professor of economics in University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and Department of Economics, 3-4:30 p.m. April 7, Information Sciences Seminar Room 501, Pitt World History Center’s Dataverse Design Seminar, www.worldhistory.pitt.edu.

“Looking Small to See the Big Picture: Explaining Feudists, Racist, and Grassroots Activists,” Kathleen M. Blee, Pitt Distinguished Professor of Sociology, 4:30 p.m. April 7, 2500 Posvar Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lectures, Office of the Provost, 412-624-5750.

Lydia Davis, author, 8:30 p.m. April 7, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, Pitt Department of English, Pitt Book Center, University of Pittsburgh Press, 412-624-6508, www.english.pitt.edu.

The American Association for Italian Studies Annual Conference, Pitt’s Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, in collaboration with the Honorary Consul of Italy in Pittsburgh, April 7-9, Holiday Inn University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland, www.aais-pittsburgh2011.com.

“How the Urban Poor Navigate Social Space: Lessons From Chicago’s Gautreaux Mobility Program,” Kathryn Edin, professor of public policy and management, Harvard University, noon April 8, School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Reed Smith Speaker Series, Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, 412-624-7382, www.crsp.pitt.edu.


Grade Center Level 1 (Bb8), workshop to learn strategies for maximizing efficiency with grading on Courseweb, Pitt’s implementation of the Blackboard’s Learning Management System, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 5, B23 Alumni Hall, Pitt CIDDE, register online at www.cidde.pitt.edu.

“Diversifying Your Funding Portfolio,” Barbara L. Folb, Pitt public health informationist and librarian, 3-5 p.m. April 5, S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development’s Postdoctoral Professionalism Series Spring 2011, register at www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

Introduction to Courseweb, workshop on getting familiar with using Courseweb, 6 p.m. April 6, also 1 p.m. April 7, B23 Alumni Hall, Pitt CIDDE, register online at www.cidde.pitt.edu.

Buy-It-Green University of Pittsburgh Supplier Showcase, featuring more than 20 Pitt-contracted suppliers and departments that will showcase their green themes, products, and innovations, with keynote speaker Yalmaz Siddiqui, director of environmental strategy for Office Depot, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 7, William Pitt Union, Pitt Purchasing Services, www.bc.pitt.edu/purchasing/buyitGreen.

What’s New in Blackboard 9.1, informational session for current Courseweb (Bb) 8 users to explore new Black Board 9.1 system, 10 a.m. April 8, B23 Alumni Hall, Pitt CIDDE, register online at www.cidde.pitt.edu.

Third Annual Inclusive Voices Luncheon, signature event of Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE), which brings together individuals from different backgrounds, fields, and disciplines to explore ideas with community leaders in various fields, 11:30-1:30 p.m. April 8, Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown, PACE works with neighborhood-based nonprofits that support African American and economically disadvantaged communities, reserve tickets by calling 412-562-0290, www.pacepgh.org.


Bad Hamlet by Lillian DeRitter and Anthea Carns, free, 2 p.m. April 3, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, www.medren.pitt.edu.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare, directed by Sam Turich, through April 10, Charity Randall Theatre in Stephen Foster Memorial, Pitt Repertory Theatre, Department of Theatre Arts, 412-624-6568, www.play.pitt.edu.

The Amish Project, written by and starring Jessica Dickey, based on the 2006 shooting at an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, Pa., through May 8, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.


George Fraser, School of Medicine’s Neurobiology Graduate Program, 2 p.m. April 4, “New Frontiers in Population Recording,” 6014 Biomedical Science Tower 3.

Kalyan C. Tirupula, School of Medicine’s Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology Graduate Program, 1 p.m. April 4, “Structure-Function Studies of the Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Type 6 (mGlur6) and Comparison With Rhodopsin,” 1018 Biomedical Science Tower 3.

A.S.M Ali Ashraf, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 10 a.m. April 5, “Coalition Burden-Sharing and the War in Afghanistan,” 3430 Posvar Hall.

Curtis Good, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, 1 p.m. April 6, “The Turner and Colodny Cases: Academic Freedom at the University of Pittsburgh, 1934 and 1961,” 4321 Posvar Hall.

Angelica JoNel Starkey, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, 2 p.m. April 6, “Financial Distress and Depressive Symptoms Among African American Women: Exploring the Role of Religious Coping,” Family Resources, 2nd Floor Stevenson Building, 141 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty.

Ana Souza, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, 10 a.m. April 7, “Impact of Mobility Aids on People With Multiple Sclerosis,” 6081 Forbes Tower.

Kira Leishear, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, 1:30 p.m. April 7, “Changes in Vitamin B12, Homocysteine, and Neurological Function in Older Adults,” 5th-floor large conference room, Bellefield Professional Building, 130 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland.

Richard Pelikan, School of Arts and Sciences’ Intelligent Systems Program, 2:30 p.m. April 7, “Analytical Techniques for the Improvement of Mass Spectrometry Protein Profiling,” 5317 Sennott Square.

Veronica Kozar, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, 3:30 p.m. April 7,  “Accountability From the Inside Out: A Case Study of Isolation and Autonomy,” 4321 Posvar Hall.

Christopher Frey, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, 1 p.m. April 8, “Presence To Self: An Essay on the Phenomenal Origins of Intentionality,” 1001B Cathedral of Learning.

Amy Herrick, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, 3:30 p.m. April 8, “Syndemic Processes Among Young Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM): Pathways Toward Risk and Resilience,” Stoner Conference Room, Keystone Building, 3520 Fifth Ave., Oakland.