Issue Date: 
September 8, 2008


Continuous Livingroom Scene,  Mark Manders, 55th Carnegie International, through January 11, 2009.


Shall We Dance?
River City Brass Band, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Ave., Downtown, 412-322-7222, www.rcbb.com.

Discuss, electronic duo blends retro and electronic elements, 2 p.m. Sept. 14, First Floor Quiet Reading Room,  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Sunday Afternoon Music Series, www.clpgh.org.


Silver Eye Center for Photography, 250 Years of Plants: Botanical Works by Regional Photographers, through Sept. 13; Eloquent Eggs & Disintegrating Dice: Photographs by Rosamond Purcell, through Nov. 29, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.

Filmmakers Galleries, Doppel Ganger, site-specific photography installation by Fumino Hora, through Sept. 14, 447 Melwood Ave., Oakland, 412-681-5449, www.pghfilmmakers.org.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, reception for Born of Fire Oktoberfest Lagerbier, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 20, reservations required; Painting in the United States, through Oct. 19, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-837-1500
ext. 33, www.wmuseumaa.org.

Frick Art & Historical Center, A Panorama of Pittsburgh: Nineteenth-Century Printed Views, through Oct. 5, 7227 Reynolds St., Squirrel Hill, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, 55th Carnegie International, through Jan. 11, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.


Untitled (living sculpture) Marisa Merz, Life on Mars, 55th Carnegie International, through January 11, 2009

Mattress Factory, Inner & Outer Space, through Jan. 11, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Lectures/Seminars/ Readings

“EU Budgetary Policy and Fiscal Federalism,” Ivana Simikova, Technical University of Liberec in the Czech Republic, noon Sept. 9, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, kal70@pitt.edu.

“Intelligence and Evolutionary Innovation,” Nicholas Rescher, Pitt professor of philosophy, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 9, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

“Post-9/11 Politics and the Political Representation of Muslim Women in the West,”
Melanie Hughes, Pitt professor of sociology, noon Sept. 11, 2431 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of Sociology, www.sociology.pitt.edu.

“Reconceptualizing and Managing Incidental Findings of Genetic Research,” Lisa S. Parker, Pitt professor of human genetics, noon Sept. 11, Room 113 School of Law, Pitt’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law, 412-647-5785.

“Transatlantic Perspectives on Health Care Reform: The EU and U.S. Compared,” panel discussion, noon Sept. 11, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, kal70@pitt.edu.

“From the Bench to Bedside and Beyond: A Vision for Geriatrics,” Neil M. Resnick, director of Pitt’s Institute on Aging, inaugural lecture of Thomas Detre Endowed Chair in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine,  4:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Provost’s Inaugural Lectures Series, 2500 Posvar Hall, 412-624-5750.

“Preliminary Results of the Spaced Education Progress Testing (SEPT) Trial,” B. Price Kerfoot, Harvard Medical School professor of surgery, noon-1 p.m. Sept. 12,  Fourth Floor, Lecture Room 3, Scaife Hall, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Pitt’s School of Medicine, 412-648-9000, www.megr.pitt.edu.

“Classical Mechanics Is Langrangian; It Is Not Hamiltonian,” Erik Curiel, visiting fellow in Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 12, 187R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

Claudia Rankine, poet, 7 p.m. Sept. 12, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 2008-09 Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, nrw1@pitt.edu or oaks@pitt.edu.

“The Dutch Presidency and Turkish Accession,” Michael Wright, doctoral student in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, noon Sept. 16, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pizza and Politics Series, Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, 412-648-7422, slund@pitt.edu.

Address by the French Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Pierre Vimont, 1 p.m. Sept. 15, William Pitt Union Lower Lounge, Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, kal70@pitt.edu.

 “Maintaining Good Health With Self-shiatsu,” Stephanie Ulmer, Pitt Center for Integrative Medicine shiatsu therapist, 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 18, Center for Integrative Medicine, Suite 310, 580 S. Aiken Ave., 412-623-3023, http://integrativemedicine.upmc.com.

“The Eradication of Smallpox: What We Should Have Learned but Didn’t,” Donald Henderson, Pitt professor of public health and medicine, Resident Scholar at UPMC’s Center for Biosecurity, 3 p.m. Sept. 23, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 2008 John C. Cutler Memorial Lecture in Global Health, 412-383-8849, www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/internationalweek.

“Responsible Conduct of Research for Emerging Investigators: Understanding Relations Between Academia and Industry,”
Barbara E. Barnes, assistant vice chancellor for continuing education in Pitt’s School of Health Sciences, and Leland L. Glenna, professor of rural sociology at Penn State University, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 1, J.W. Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall, SCIENCE 2008 Preview Event for Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-8486, register at www.science2008.pitt.edu/specialevents.html.


Reception for European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, for students and faculty, 3-5 p.m. Sept. 9, 4130 Posvar Hall, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/events.

Reception for Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures,
for undergraduate students and faculty, noon-1:30 p.m. Sept. 11, information, music, and lunch provided, Room 1228 Cathedral of Learning, 412-624-5225, lud3@pitt.edu.

Free Salsa Lessons, 9:15 p.m. Sept. 11, 18, and 25, Galleria on First Floor Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7394, lavst12@pitt.edu.

National Society for Histotechnolgy Annual Symposium,
  Sept. 12-18, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, www.nsh.org.


High Kings of Dublin,
theatrical performance, 8 p.m., Sept. 15, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

The Chief, one-man play celebrating life of NFL and Pittsburgh legend, Art Rooney Sr., written by Rob Zellers and Gene Collier, Sept. 16-21, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, directed by playwright’s son, Robert Miller, through Sept. 21, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, 412-621-4445, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

Shear Madness
by Paul Portner, through Sept. 28, Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, Cabaret at Theatre Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-325-6766, www.clocabaret.com.

Wicked, musical, through Oct. 5, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, 412-456-6666, www.broadwayacrossamerica.com.

The Wonder Bread Years by Pat Hazell, indefinite-run special engagement, Lester Hamburg Studio Theatre at City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Lorenzo Soletti, Department of Bioengineering, “Development of a Stem-cell Based Tissue-engineered Vascular Graft,” noon Sept. 8, Main Conference Room, 5th Floor, Bridgeside Point Building.

Nicole Zangrilli Hoh, School of Nursing, “BCL-2 Genotypes and Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury,” 1 p.m. Sept. 10, Room 446 Victoria Building.

Jia Li, Department of Biostatistics, “Statistical Issues in Meta-analysis for Identifying Signature Genes in the Integration of Multiple Genomic Studies,” 10 a.m. Sept. 11, 325A Parran Hall.

Nattapong Swangmuang, School of Information Sciences, “A Location Fingerprint Framework Towards Efficient Wireless Indoor Positioning Systems,” 10 a.m. Sept. 11, Room 52 School of Information Sciences Building.