Issue Date: 
April 1, 2013


Phil Smith and Steve Weber, Pitt professors of English and chemistry, respectively, perform acoustic blues and folk music, noon April 5, Cup and Chaucer Café, Hillman Library ground floor, University of Pittsburgh Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org

Carpathian Music Ensemble Spring 2103 Concert, University ensemble will perform Gypsy, Klezmer, Armenian, Moldavian, Ukranian, and Macedonian music, 8 p.m. April 5, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu

Women’s Choral Ensemble Spring 2013 Concert, program features a wide variety of classical and popular works, 3 p.m. April 7, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu

Musical Celebration of the 93rd Birth Anniversary of Ravi Shankar, concert honoring the late legendary sitar virtuoso with a program of his vocal and instrumental compositions, 5 p.m. April 7, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu 


University Art Gallery, 2013 Studio Arts Student Exhibition, work of graduating Studio Arts majors is featured, along with exceptional works by majors and nonmajors from a range of Studio Arts courses, April 3-27, 412-648-2430, studio@pitt.edu  

Senator John Heinz History Center, 1968: The Year That Rocked America, collection of artifacts and displays revealing how 1968 shaped our country, through May 12; From Slavery to Freedom, antislavery movement to the modern quest for civil rights, including material from Pitt-produced exhibition Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries displayed at Heinz History Center in 2008-09, ongoing, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District.

Frick Art and Historical Center, A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics, a look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia, through June 16, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-342-4075, www.TheFrickPittsburgh.org


“The Internet of Things—Vision to Change Our World,” Stephen G. Halliday, president of High Tech Aid, 6 p.m. April 2, 158 Benedum Hall, Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, Pitt’s RFID Center for Excellence, www.engineering.pitt.edu  

“The Rise of a New Buddhist Leader: How Ikeda Daisaku Became One of Japan’s Most Powerful Men,” Clark Chilson, Pitt assistant professor of religious studies, noon April 3, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, Spring 2013 Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc 

“Memristor: Past, Present, and Future,” Leon Chua, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, University of California at Berkeley; noon April 3, William Pitt Union Ballroom, Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, www.engingeering.pitt.edu 

“Delivering Culturally Competent Care and Addressing Technology: The New Health Care Disparity,” Candi Castleberry-Singleton, UPMC chief inclusion and diversity officer, noon April 3, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, School of Social Work, Center on Race and Social Problems, www.crsp.pitt.edu 

“Genomics and Paleontology: Complementary Windows on Primate Evolutionary History,” K. Christopher Beard, curator and Mary R. Dawson Chair of Vertebrate Paleontology, noon April 5, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Human Genetics 2013 Spring Seminar Series, www.publichealth.pitt.edu

“Julia Ward Howe’s Hippolytus,” Helene Foley, professor of classical studies, Columbia University, 9:30 a.m. April 6, Gold Room, University Club, Pitt’s Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu 

“Just the Other Side of Language: On the Possibility (and Impossibility) of Translating Aeschylus,” Peter Burian, professor of classical and comparative literatures and theater studies, Duke University, 10:30 a.m. April 6, Gold Room, Pitt’s University Club, Pitt Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu 


Pitt’s 2013 Randall Family Big Idea Competition, student finalists compete in showcase of their business start-up ideas, 6 p.m. April 3, Pitt’s University Club Ballroom, http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/berg/bigidea

Italian Film Festival USA, Pitt hosts monthlong festival of seven films, all in Italian with English subtitles, April 4 through May 3, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium and Alumni Hall’s 7th Floor Auditorium, Pitt Film Studies Program, Pitt Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures; Pitt’s Dietrich School, http://italianfilmfests.org/pittsburgh.html 

2013 Women in Medicine and Science Forum, an event to celebrate and highlight the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at Pitt, April 4-5, keynote speaker Linda Pololi, senior scientist, Brandeis University, 2 p.m. April 4, 11th floor Conference Center, Scaife Hall, and Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-8486, full schedule and registration at www.oacd.health.pitt.edu/women 

“The MLK Jr. Pittsburgh March: Through the Lens of Charles Martin,” local photographer Charles “Chuck” Martin will describe what it was like being an eyewitness to a 1968 march for Martin Luther King Jr. in Pittsburgh, when he took nearly 200 photographs as the event unfolded, 10 a.m. April 5, Dick Thornburgh Room, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh Library System, 412-648-7755, http://www.library.pitt.edu

“Should There Be a Surtax on Sugary Drinks?” students, professors, and members of industry will debate, 11 a.m. April 5, Ladies Hospital Aid Society Auditorium, 7th floor Montefiore Hospital, Sixth Marcella L. Finegold Memorial Public Debate, Pitt Department of Communication, http://comm.pitt.edu/debate

13th Annual Pitt Integration Bee, undergraduate competition based on the evaluation of integrals, 7 p.m. April 5, 343 Alumni Hall, Pitt Department of Mathematics, Pitt Honors College, noncompeting audience welcome, aav4@pitt.edu, www.math.pitt.edu/~annav/bee.html 

Steppin’ for 2STEPS2WORK 5K Run/Walk, benefit for Workforce Development Global Alliance and Kenyan youths, registration begins 8:30 a.m. April 6, Bartlett Shelter, Schenley Park, Oakland, Pitt International Development Studies Association and Pitt Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, www.wdganetworks.org 


“In Flux,” dance concert by Pitt Dance Ensemble, featuring works in jazz, hip-hop, and modern dance created by students and professional guest choreographers, 8 p.m. April 5-6, Seventh Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 412-648-8262.

City of Asylum, story of movement that provides sanctuary in Pittsburgh to writers in danger of persecution in their home countries, April 5-14, Pitt Repertoire Theater, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, www.play.pitt.edu

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Samantha Slight, School of Medicine’s Immunology Program, “CXCR5+ T Helper Cells Mediate Protective Immunity Against Tuberculosis,” 10 a.m. April 2, 1104 Scaife Hall. 

Nahom Minassie Beyene, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Rehabilitation Science and Technology, “The Synthesis of NAViSection: Modernizing Driver Rehabilitation Programs to Encompass Intelligent Vehicle Technologies,” 2 p.m. April 2, 4065 Forbes Tower. 

Nicole Bourbonnais, Dietrich School’s Department of History, “Out of the Boudoir and Into the Banana Walk: Birth Control Campaigns and Reproductive Politics in the West Indies, 1930-1970,” 2 p.m. April 3, 3703 Posvar Hall. 

Carrie Anderson, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Agent-based Modeling of Coccidioidomycosis,” 4 p.m. April 3, Epidemiology Data Center, 127 Parran Hall.

Sharon D. Novalis, School of Health and Rehabilitation Science, “Intensity of Rehabilitation Interventions as a Predictor of Outcomes in Skilled Nursing Facility Residents,” 2 p.m. April 4, 5073 Forbes Tower. 

Cordelia Ziraldo, Pitt School of Medicine, Joint CMU-Pitt PhD Program in Computational Biology, “Computational Models of Inflammation and Wound Healing,” 3 p.m. April 4, 6014 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 3. 

Hoang Tran, Dietrich School’s Department of Mathematics, “Partitioned Methods for Coupled Fluid Flow Problems,” 3 p.m. April 4, 703 Thackeray Hall.