Issue Date: 
August 24, 2010


Frick Art and Historical Center, Small But Sublime: Intimate 19th-Century American Landscapes, through Sept. 5, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0606, www.frickart.org.

Andy Warhol Museum, Twisted Pair: Marcel Duchamp/Andy Warhol, through Sept. 6, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 100th Annual Exhibition, through Sept. 19; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design, ongoing; Caricature, Satire, and Comedy of Manners: Works on Paper From the 18th Through 20th Centuries, ongoing; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Rooted in Tradition: Art Quilts From the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, chronicles the history of the art quilt movement from 1980 through the present; Cutting Our Own Paths: Contemporary Works by Paper Artists, both through Sept. 19, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-837-1500, www.wmuseumaa.org.

Senator John Heinz History Center, Ben Franklin: In Search of a Better World, ongoing; 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.

Frick Fine Arts Gallery, The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic, Sept. 1-25, exhibition of items and photos from suitcases that were filled with personal belongings of former patients who resided in Willard Psychiatric Center, New York, University of Pittsburgh, Mental Health America/Allegheny County, www.suitcaseexhibit.org.


“Understanding the Public Health Impact of Marcellus Shale Drilling,” panel discussion featuring Dan Volz, assistant professor in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health and director of its Center for Healthy Environments and Communities, and others, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 27, G23 Parran Hall, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, Center for Healthy Environments and Communities, www.chec.pitt.edu.


‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical, celebration of music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin, through Sept. 5, Theater Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org, Pitt ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

The Phantom of the Opera, musical theater, Aug. 25-Sept. 15, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave, Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, 412-456-2697, www.broadwayacrossamerica.com, Pitt ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


Freshman Convocation: A Pitt Tradition, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and other distinguished members of the University welcome new students, 3 p.m. Aug. 25, required program for new students, Petersen Events Center, www.fye.pitt.edu.

Chancellor’s Welcome Picnic, opportunity to mingle with University faculty, students, and staff, 4 p.m. Aug. 25, Petersen Events Center, www.fye.pitt.edu.

Pathway to Your Success at Pitt: A Pitt Tradition, Provost Patricia E. Beeson provides an overview of student opportunities at Pitt, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 26, required program for new students, Petersen Events Center, www.fye.pitt.edu.

Lantern Night Ceremony,
symbolic “light of learning” bestowed on more than 400 incoming freshman and first-year transfer women, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Heinz Memorial Chapel, 412-624-8215.


Michele Kennerly,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Communication, “Editorial Bodies in Ancient Roman Rhetorical Culture,” 1 p.m. Aug. 27, 1128 Cathedral of Learning.

Jihyun An, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, “Porous Metal-Adeninate Crystalline Materials: Syntheses, Structures, and Emerging Properties,” 10 a.m. Aug. 31, 307 Eberly Hall.

MinJae Lee, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Multiple Imputation and Quantile Regression Methods for Biomarker Data Subject to Detection Limits,” 2 p.m. Aug. 31, 109 Parran Hall.

Korporn Panyim, School of Information Sciences’ Telecommunications and Networking Program, “Secure Connectivity Through Key Predistribution Under Jamming Attacks in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks,” 10 a.m. Sept. 2, 522 School of Information Sciences.

Michael Ferenczy, School of Medicine’s Molecular Virology and Microbiology Graduate Program, “Epigenetic Regulation of Quiescent Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Gene Expression,” 1 p.m. Sept. 3, S120 Biomedical Science Tower.

Behsat Ekici, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “Is Turkey Realigning? A Three-Dimensional Investigation of Turkish-Iranian Security Rapprochement During the Erdogan Administration,” 10 a.m. Sept. 6, Matthew B. Ridgway Center, 3930 Posvar Hall.