Issue Date: 
January 22, 2007

January 22
Lecture, “The Problem When Race Matters,” Doris Carson Williams, president, African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania, noon, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems, 412-624-7382, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Does a Rising Tide Lift Boats? Economic Growth and Inequality in China,” Monte Broaded, Butler University professor, 7 p.m., Pitt-Greensburg’s Hempfield Room, 724-836-7497, La Cultura Lecture Series, www.upg.pitt.edu/lacultura.html.

Reading, author Alice Hoffman, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

Art Exhibition, Factory Installed 2006-2007, through Jan. 28, Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Photography Exhibition, Multiple Entry Visa: To Vietnam and Back, through Feb. 10, Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.

Art Exhibitions, Rembrandt’s Great Subjects: Prints From the Collection, through Feb. 11; Forum 58: Jonathan Borofsky, through Feb. 18; Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Poster Exhibition, “Advertising a Dream: Movie Posters From Post-War Korea,” through March 1, foyer of Pitt’s Hillman Library; Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and East Asian Library, 412-648-7370, turker@pitt.edu.

January 23
“How to Be an Artist—A Real-World Primer for the Well-Educated,” Amy Solomon, director of Artist Services, Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Center for the Arts; 9:30 a.m. session, O’Reilly Theatre, 621 Penn Ave., downtown; 4 p.m. session, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Registration required: 412-394-3353, www.pittsburgharts.pmailus.com.

Luncheon Discussion, “Grants from Education and Social Science Funding,” Kathleen DeWalt, Pitt professor of anthropology, noon, S100 Biomedical Science Tower 2, Pitt’s Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “New Physics in the LHC Era,” David Rainwater, Marshak Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester, 4:30 p.m., 103 Allen Hall, Pitt-Carnegie Mellon University Physics Colloquium Series, www.phyast.pitt.edu/Events.

Theatrical Performance, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 7:30 p.m., continues through Jan. 28, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Musical Performance, Boom Pam, 8 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, 412-251-6058, www.myspace.com/pghpandemic.

January 24
“Casualty, Mechanisms, and Psychology,” 9 a.m., 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science and Department of History and Philosophy of Science, register at 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Information Session, “PASSPORT to U.S. Immigration Regulations,” noon, William Pitt Union’s Dining Room A, Pitt’s Office of International Services, 412-624-7120, www.ois.pitt.edu/PASSPORT.

Lecture, “Exploring and Controlling the Atomic-Scale World: Directing Chemical Reactions and Atomically Precise Structures,” Paul Weiss, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Penn State University, 4 p.m., 12B Chevron Science Center, Pitt’s Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering, www.nano.pitt.edu

Film Screenings, “Experimental, Underground, Revolutionary: Avant-garde Films From Germany, Austria, and Switzerland,” 7:30 p.m., 205 David Lawrence Hall. (For details, see p. 2.)

Theatrical Performances, Steven Dietz’s The Nina Variations and Biljana Srbljanovic’s Family Stories, 7:30 p.m., continues through Jan. 28, B-72 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Theatre Laboratory, 412-624-7529 or visit www.play.pitt.edu.

Musical Performance, The Rascher Saxophone Quartet, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, free admission for Pitt students, Pitt Department of Music’s Music on the Edge Series, 412-394-3353, www.proartstickets.org.

January 25
“The Complexity of Tomorrow’s Nano Building Blocks: The Many Dimensions of Anisotropy,” Sharon C. Glotzer, professor of chemical engineering, University of Michigan, 11 a.m., 1175 Benedum Hall, Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering, www.nano.pitt.edu.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Chi-Yi Yu, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, “Efficient and Selective Gene Transfer Directed to Muscle by Tropism-Modified Adeno-Associated Virus Vector,” 1:45 p.m., A115 Crabtree Hall.

Lecture, “Designing, Measuring, and Controlling Molecular and Supramolecular Scale Properties for Molecular Devices,” Paul Weiss, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Physics, Penn State University, 2:30 p.m., 12B Chevron Science Center, Pitt’s Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering, www.nano.pitt.edu.

Art Exhibition, Revolution, Ritual, and Remembrance: The Art of Haiti, opening reception 4 p.m., continues through March 17, Frick Fine Arts Building’s University Art Gallery, 412-648-2423, jpiller@pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Cosmological Probes of Dark Energy,” Dragan Huterer, researcher, University of Chicago’s Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, 4:30 p.m., 103 Allen Hall, Pitt-Carnegie Mellon University Physics Colloquium Series, www.phyast.pitt.edu/Events.

Panel Discussion, “Darfur: Mobilizing Against Genocide,” Michael Goodhart, Pitt assistant professor of political theory, Pa. Congressman Mike Doyle, and David Rosenberg of the Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition, 6 p.m., William Pitt Union Ballroom, Pitt’s Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, dristas@ucis.pitt.edu.

Workshop, “Starting a 501c3 Nonprofit,” Susan Blackman, director of arts programs, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC), 6 p.m., GPAC Offices, 707 Penn Ave., downtown, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, registration required: 412-394-3353, www.pittsburgharts.pmailus.com.

Theatrical Performance, Snoopy, directed by Paul Lukach, 7 p.m., continues through Jan. 27, Pitt-Titusville’s Drake Well Museum Auditorium, Titusville Winter Theatre Spotlight Series, 814-827-4503, www.upt.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Coleridge, Exoticism, and Empire,” Carlo Ginzburg, Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies, University of California at Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of History, 412-648-7477, red1@pitt.edu.

Musical Performance, “The Music of Gershwin,” Kevin Cole, 7:30 p.m., continues through Jan. 28, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Theatrical Performance, Sarafina! by Mbongeni Ngema, directed by Olusegun Ojewuyi, 8 p.m., continues through Feb. 10, Alumni Hall’s 7th-Floor Auditorium, Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7298, www.kuntu.org.

Theatrical Performance, Muckle Man, 8 p.m., continues through Feb. 18, City Theatre Company, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

January 26
The Negotiation of E.U. External Relations: From Divergent Preferences to Common Policies? 8:30 a.m., Jan. 26-27, Pittsburgh Athletic Association Medallion Room; RSVP: mdeal@ucis.pitt.edu; Pitt’s European Center for Excellence, European Studies Center, and Department of Political Science, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/euce.html.

Lecture, “Using Organics to Assemble Particles: Self-assembly of Nanoparticle ‘Surfactants’ and Other Interesting Shape Amphiphiles,” Sharon C. Glotzer, professor of chemical engineering, University of Michigan, 9 a.m., 1175 Benedum Hall, Pitt’s Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering, www.nano.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Rethinking the Relationship between Abortion and Poverty,” Erika Fricke, medical counselor, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania, noon, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

Discussion, “Idealization and Scientific Modeling,” Demetris Portides, lecturer, University of Cyprus’ Department of Classics and Philosophy, 12:05 p.m., 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Gallery Crawl, 5:30 p.m., Cultural District, downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education and Community Engagement, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Theatrical Performance, Cabaret, 8 p.m., continues through Feb. 25, O’Reilly Theatre, 621 Penn Ave., downtown, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

January 27
Art Workshops,
“Glass Bead Jewelry” and “License to Travel,” 10 a.m., Society for Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman St., Strip District 412-261-7003,

Book Discussion, Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel, 2 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2705 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-381-3600, www.josephbeth.com.

Musical Performance, Left On Dorris, 7 p.m., Club Café, 56 South 12th St., South Side, 412-431-4950, www.clubcafelive.com.

Art Exhibition, previewing new works by several artists,
7-8:30 p.m., Digging Pitt Gallery Too, 45th and Plummer streets, Lawrenceville, 412-605-0450, www.diggingpitt.com.

Musical Performance, Hilliard Ensemble, 8 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Shadyside, Renaissance and Baroque Society, 412-361-2048, www.rbsp.org.

Theatrical Performance, The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder, 8 p.m., through Feb. 18, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, Point Park University, 412-621-4445, www.pointpark.edu.

January 28
Musical Performance,
The White Tie Group, 7 p.m., Rhythm House Café, 3029 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, Pittsburgh Jazz Society, 412-343-9555, www.pittsburghjazz.org.

January 29
“Are Women Oppressed?” Ashley Tauchert, head of Exeter University’s Department of English and editor of Critical Quarterly, 4 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning; Pitt’s Department of English, Cultural Studies Program, and Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6506.