Issue Date: 
March 21, 2011


Steve Weber and Phil Smith, acoustic blues and folk music by two Pitt professors, noon March 25, free concert, The Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, Emerging Legends Concert Series Spring 2011, Pitt University Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org.

Jeff Lorber, composer, producer, and keyboard legend, 7 and 9:30 p.m. March 25, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Hall, 1815 Metropolitan St., Manchester, MCG Jazz, 412-322-0800, www.mcgjazz.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov, with Andris Nelson conducting that symphonic suite as well as a work by Mendelssohn and, with pianist Jonathan Biss, Beethoven’s Concerto No. 2, 8 p.m. March 25 and 27, 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.

The Gospel at Colonus, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer, music composed by Bob Telson, featuring the Mt. Ararat Music Ministry, March 25-27, August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, 412-456-1390, www.operatheaterpittsburgh.org.


Frick Art Museum, Frick Art & Historical Center, Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings From the Blanton Museum of Art, featuring more than 60 drawings produced over a 400-year period, through April 17, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, American Landscapes: Treasures From the Parrish Art Museum and At the River’s Edge: Paintings by Patrick Ruane, through April 24, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-837-1500, www.wmuseumaa.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective, through May 1; You Are Here: Architecture and Experience, through May 29; Andrey Avinoff: In Pursuit of Beauty, through June 5; Ragnar Kjartansson: Song, through Sept. 25; 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, through June, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Heinz History Center, America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier, through Oct. 2, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (Deann Borshay Liem, 2010), film screening with discussion to follow, 7:30 p.m. March 23, 349 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Asian Studies Center, Film Studies Program, and Women’s Studies Program, www.english.pitt.edu.

Bad Education (Pedro Almodovar, 2004), free film showing, 7:45 p.m. March 23, 3415 Posvar Hall, Contemporary Queer Cinemas Public Film Series Spring 2011, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.


“Quantum Deviation From Einstein Dilation of Unstable Quantum Lifetimes,” Gordon Fleming, professor emeritus of physics, Penn State University, 12:05 p.m. March 22, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

“The Civilization Model of World History and the Challenge of the Global,” Sucheta Mazumdar, associate professor, Duke University’s Department of History, 2 p.m. March 22, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt World History Center, www.worldhistory.pitt.edu.

“In Search of the ‘Clew of Ariadne’ (Zachary Coke): Logic, Literature, and Falling From Grace in the Seventeenth Century,” Emma Wilson, Pitt postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English, 4 p.m. March 22, Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Medieval and Renaissance Studies, www.medren.pitt.edu.

“De Arte Gladiatoria: Recovering Gladiatorial Tactics From Artistic Sources,” Steven L. Tuck, associate professor of classics, Miami University, 4:30 p.m. March 22, 202 Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt Department of Classics, Pittsburgh Archaeological Institute of America, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Leadership in a Crisis,” in honor and celebration of Admiral Thad Allen (ret.), Johnson Institute Exemplary Leadership Award Recipient, 3 p.m. March 23, Ballroom B, University Club, Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, RSVP 412-648-1336, gspiaji@pitt.edu.

“The Child and the Memorized Poem: Recitation and Pedagogy in Great Britain and the United States, 1870-1940,” Catherine Robson, associate professor of English, New York University, 4:30 p.m. March 23, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of English’s Children’s Literature Program, www.childrenslit.pitt.edu.

“Myth, Legend, Reality—Edwin L. Drake and the Early Oil Industry,” William Brice, Pitt-Johnstown professor emeritus in geology and planetary science, 5 p.m. March 23, University Club Library, 412-648-1329, leers@pitt.edu.

“The Art and Science of Regional Resilience,” Kathryn A. Foster, director of UB Regional Institute, 9 a.m. March 24, Ballroom A, University Club, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Leadership Pittsburgh, Allegheny Conference, gspiaic@pitt.edu.

“High Returns, Low Aspirations? Social Norms and Education in Village India,” Annemie Maertens, Pitt assistant professor of international affairs, noon March 24, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, 412-648-7370, asia@pitt.edu.

“Comparing the Japanese and Korean Languages: Culling Borrowed Words,” J. Marshall Unger, professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University, 4 p.m. March 24, Martin Room, 4217 Sennott Square, Japanese Speakers Series, Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7763, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Organizational Research and Public School Reform,”
Carrie R. Leana, George H. Love Chair in Organizations and Management, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, 4 p.m. March 24, 2500 Posvar Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture, Office of the Provost, 412-624-5750.

“Strontium Isotope Tracking of Fossil Fuel-Related Water Contamination,” Elizabeth Chapman, graduate student, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, 4 p.m. March 24, Room 11, Thaw Hall, 2011 Colloquium Series, dbain@pitt.edu.

“Virtual Worlds, Virtual Property,” Dan L. Burk, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California-Irvine School of Law, 4 p.m. March 24, 107 Barco Law Building, Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture, Pitt School of Law’s Innovation Practice Institute, www.law.pitt.edu.

Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry, reading, 7 p.m. March 24, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown; also 2 p.m. March 25, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, Pitt Department of English, Book Center, University of Pittsburgh Press, 412-624-6508, www.creativewriting.pitt.edu.

“The News: Who’s Going to Pay for This?” panel discussion featuring news professionals from around the country, 7:30 p.m. March 24, University Club, Pitt University Honors College, uhcevent@pitt.edu.

“Mortgage Delinquencies in Pennsylvania: Are Loan Modifications Stemming the Tide?” Lisa Nelson, senior policy analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, noon March 25, 2nd-floor conference room, University Center for Social and Urban Research, Brown Bag Research Series, register pncis@pitt.edu.

“Philosophical Issues in Psychiatry,” Kenneth Kendler, professor of psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, 3:30 p.m. March 25, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Annual Lecture Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.


31st Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival, local and international musicians, handmade arts and crafts, authentic Latin American cuisine, traditional dance performances, and children’s activities, noon to midnight March 26, William Pitt Union, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7394, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

What’s New in Blackboard 9.1, workshop on the Blackboard Learning Management System, 2 p.m. March 23, B23 Alumni Hall, Pitt CIDDE, register online at www.cidde.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.-noon March 30, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 301, Conference Room 341, open to Pitt and UPMC faculty, staff, and students, registration required,  http://ties.upmc.com/register/index.html, 412-623-4753.


Turandot by Giacomo Puccini, March 26 and 29, also April 1 and 3, Benedum Center, 803 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-456-6666, www.pittsburghopera.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker, how a beginner’s drama workshop brings out unexpected truths, through April 3, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Precious Little by Madeleine George, play about the beauty and limits of interpersonal communication, through April 3, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.


Ellen P. Motohashi, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, 11 a.m. March 21, “Kakehashi or Bridging the Divide: The Power of Pedagogic Philosophy and Innovative Practice to Drive Culturally Responsive Reforms for Japanese-Brazilian Children in a Rural Public Elementary School in Japan,” 4321 Posvar Hall.

David Sturman, School of Medicine’s Center for Neuroscience, noon March 21, “Neural Correlates of Adolescent Behavior,” A219B Langley Hall.

Xia Zhang, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology, 3 p.m. March 21, “Carrying out Modernity: Migration, Work, and Masculinity in China,” 3106 Posvar Hall.

James Stark, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, 9 a.m. March 23, “Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Influenza,” Room 110, Parran Hall.

Constance Demore Palmer, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, 11 a.m. March 23, “A Phenomenological Study of Informal Teacher Leadership From the Perspective of Those Who Choose to Lead,” 4321 Posvar Hall.

Wendy Sink, School of Education’s Department of Instruction and Learning, 10:30 a.m. March 25, “Pedagogical Content Knowledge Planning Tools: How Are They Transformed and What Factors Impact Those Changes?” 5511 Posvar Hall.

Joost Wagenaar, Swanson School of Engineering, 1 p.m. March 25, “Using Primary Afferent Neural Activity for Estimation of Limb Kinematics,” S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower South.

Ashley Felix, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, 2:30 p.m. March 25, “Tumor-Stromal Interactions in Type I and Type II Endometrial Cancer: The Role of CXCL12/CXCR4 and HGF/c-MET/bFGF in a Large Cohort of Endometrial Cancer Patients,” 109 Parran Hall.