Issue Date: 
September 27, 2010


Miró Quartet, works by Haydn, Puts, and Brahms, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, 412-624-4129, www.pittsburghchambermusic.org.

Ferla-Marcinizyn & Godfrey Trio, classical guitar artists and flutist, noon Sept. 29, Nordy’s Place, Lower Level, William Pitt Union, Pitt ARTS’ Artful Wednesdays, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Esperanza Spalding and Her Chamber Music Society,
25-year-old prodigy-turned-pro presents her modern chamber music group, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org, Pitt ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, free performance of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, featuring Wil Snead and Wei Zhao; Michael Tippett’s Concerto for Double String Orchestra, 8 p.m. Sept. 29, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Honeck & Bronfman, featuring works by Strauss, Bartók, and Mozart, Oct. 1-3, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org, Pitt ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation,
13th International Exhibition of Botanical Art & Illustration, features 110 watercolors, drawings, and prints, through through Dec. 17, 5th floor, Hunt Library, Carnegie Mellon University, 4909 Frew St., Oakland, 412-268-2434, http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Forum 65: Jones, Koester, Nashashibi/Skaer: Reanimation, through Oct. 3; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design at Carnegie Museum of Art, ongoing, 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, ongoing, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Senator John Heinz History Center, Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art, Oct. 2-Jan. 9, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


“Negotiation Matters: How to Get What You Need,” panel forum, 8-9:30 a.m. Sept. 28, 1105AB Scaife Hall Conference Center, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development’s Sunrise Series for Women Faculty and Fellows, register at www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

“Structural Realism: From an Epistemological Point of View,”
Ionnis Votsis, visiting fellow, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 12:05 p.m. Sept. 28, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talks Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

TIES Informational Luncheon for Researchers and Research Assistants,
talk on Text Information Extraction System (TIES), Rebecca Crowley, director, Biomedical Informatics Graduate Training Program, Pitt School of Medicine, 11 a.m. Sept 29, M3901 UPMC Presbyterian Hospital South Tower, School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, 412-623-4753.

“Bauhaus Ghost Stories: Spirit and Photography Versus Abstraction and Modern Design,” Elizabeth Otto, assistant professor of art history, State University of New York at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Sept. 29, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of the History of Art and Architecture, 412-648-2421.

Tina May Hall, 2010 Drue Heinz Literature Prize winner, 8 p.m. Sept. 29, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, Pitt’s Department of English, oaks@pitt.edu, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Asian ‘Trade’ Routes: Commodities, Networks, and Intangibles,”
Stewart Gordon, senior research scholar, University of Michigan, noon Sept. 30, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Pitt’s Asian Studies and World History Centers, 412-648-7370, asia@pitt.edu.

“Adoption, Identity, and Confidentiality: The History of Closed Records,”
Elizabeth Samuels, professor, University of Baltimore School of Law, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30, G-20 Barco Law Building, Pitt School of Law, 412-624-6516 or 412-648-1336.

“Playing for Peace: Reggae-Rap and Hip-Folk Among African Migrants in Ukraine,” Adriana Helbig, Pitt Humanities Center Fellow, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 512 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Humanities Center Colloquium Series, humctr@pitt.edu, www.humcenter.pitt.edu.

“Scientific Exercises and Speculations: Maxwell’s Three Methods,”
Peter Achinstein, professor, Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Philosophy, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Annual Lecture Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

“Teaching and Learning World History,” one-day workshop, Bob Bain, University of Michigan professor of history and social studies education, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 2, 5604 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s World History Center, 412-624-3703, www.worldhistory.pitt.edu.


German Academic Exchange Services: Scholarship and Grant Information Session, for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty seeking funding opportunities for study and research in Germany, 9 a.m. Sept. 27, 532 Alumni Hall, Pitt European Union Center for Excellence, European Studies Center,
412-624-6881, rreilly@pitt.edu.

Vampiros en Habana, (Juan Padrón, 1985), film screening, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, amigocinelatinoamericano@gmail.com.


The Royal Family by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, theatrical performance, Sept. 30-Oct. 31, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org, Pitt ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Pascal Rioult, dance performance featuring the works of the visionary choreographer, 8 p.m. Oct. 1, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Dance Council, 412-456-1390, www.pgharts.org, Pitt ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton-Callaway in BOOM!
Tony Award-nominated sisters who bring alive the voices of Joni Mitchell, the Beatles, and others, 9:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Hall, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester, 412-322-0800, www.mcgjazz.com, Pitt ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


Charles Warner, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, 9 a.m. Sept. 28, “Research in the Form of a Spectacle: Godard and the Cinematic Essay,” Room 526, Cathedral of Learning.

Xiuyi Zhou, Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 9 a.m. Sept. 28, “Dynamic Thermal Management Through Task Scheduling,” 360 Benedum Hall.

Jamsheed Siyar, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, “Kant’s Conception of Practical Reason,” 10 a.m. Sept. 30, 1001D Cathedral of Learning.

Kimberly M. Payne, Department of Biological Sciences’ Program in Integrative Molecular Biology, 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 30, “Mycobacteriophage Lysins: Bioinformatic Characterization of Lysin A and Identification of the Function and Role of Lysin B in Infection,” 169 Crawford Hall.

Alexandra Newton, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, 2 p.m. Sept. 30, “Kant on Logical Form,” 1001D Cathedral of Learning.

Arthur Cunningham, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1, “The Role of Decoherence in the Emergence of Definite Properties,” 1001B Cathedral of Learning.

The Minh Luong, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, 10 a.m. Oct. 1, “Weakest-Link Methods and Applications for Modeling Biological Interaction,” 308 Parran Hall.