Issue Date: 
April 11, 2011


Takács Quartet, Grammy Award-winning string quartet performing works by Haydn, Bartók, and Schubert, 7:30 p.m. April 11, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Carnegie Music Hall Chamber Series, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, 412-624-4129, www.pittsburghchambermusic.org.

Tuesday Musical Club,
free choral and string ensemble performances, 12:30 p.m. April 12, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton St., Highland Park, 412-422-0724.

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,
free performance of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, 8 p.m. April 13, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Disney in Concert, featuring musical scores, film clips, and artist performances from a variety of popular Disney films, April 14-17, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Emily Rodgers, Pittsburgh-based singer and songwriter, noon April 15, free performance, 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.

Carpathian Music Ensemble, 8 p.m. April 15, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, free to Pitt students with ID, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Flamenco Completo: Marija Temo & Ulrika Frank, Mano a Mano,
a collaborative showcase of flamenco, classical, and contemporary styles in guitar, singing, and dance, 8 p.m. April 16, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Simmons Hall, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside, Guitar Society of Fine Art, 412-612-0499, www.gsfapittsburgh.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Women’s Choral Ensemble Spring Concert, free performance, 3 p.m. April 17, Heinz Chapel, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, harpist, 7 p.m. April 17, Alumni Concert Hall, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Harp Society, 412-247-3916.


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.

University Art Gallery, Studio Arts Student Exhibition, through April 30, Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-648-2430.

Silver Eye Center for Photography, Future Forward, members’ exhibition, through May 7, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.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, Ben Franklin: In Search of a Better World, explores personal side of one of our founding fathers, April 14-July 31; America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier, through Oct. 2; 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


“The Changing Face of Childhood Diabetes,”
Silva A. Arslanian, UPMC Richard L. Day Professor of Pediatrics, Pitt School of Medicine, 4 p.m. April 12, 2500 Posvar Hall, Pitt Provost’s Inaugural Lectures, Office of the Provost, 412-624-5750.

“Convergence and Expectation: Changing Nature of Older Adult Services,”
Mildred Morrison, administrator of Area Agency on Aging in Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services, noon April 13, School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work, 412-624-6304, www.socialwork.pitt.edu.

“Security Implications of the Resurgence of Nuclear Power,”
Larry Foulke, director of nuclear engineering outreach, Swanson School of Engineering, 3 p.m. April 14, 352 Alumni Hall, Spring Seminar Series, Pitt Center for National Preparedness, www.cnp.pitt.edu/seminar.

“Framing the Original: Toward a New Visibility of the Orient,” Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature, Duke University, 4 p.m. April 14, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s boundary 2, Humanities Center, Film Studies Program, 412-624-6523.

“From Genes to Society—The Knowledge Foundation for Individualized Medicine,”
David G. Nichols, vice dean for education, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, noon April 15, 4th floor, Lecture Room 3, Scaife Hall, Medical Education Grand Rounds, School of Medicine, 412-648-9000, www.megr.pitt.edu.

Rachel Woldoff, associate professor of sociology, West Virginia University, noon April 15, 2nd-floor conference room, University Center for Social and Urban Research, Brown Bag Research Series, Pitt’s UCSUR, RSVP to pncis@pitt.edu.

“Locality and Quantum Mechanics,” William Unruh, professor, University of British Columbia’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, 3:30 p.m. April 15, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Annual Lecture Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.


CourseWeb Level 1,
workshop to learn how to further customize the Blackboard 9.1 Course Menu to meet instructional needs and course objectives and add more advanced course content, 1 p.m. April 11 and 6 p.m. April 13, B23 Alumni Hall, Pitt CIDDE, register online at www.cidde.pitt.edu.

43rd Annual International Cabaret Ball, celebrating 70th anniversary of the Greek and Syria-Lebanon Nationality Rooms, including a social hour, buffet dinner, and Greek and Syrian-Lebanese performances, 5 p.m. April 16, William Pitt Union, Pitt Nationality Rooms, Intercultural Exchange Program, 412-624-6150.


Henna Night by Amy Rosenthal, directed by Jess Edelstein, and Sparagmos, based on Ian Johnston’s translation of The Bacchae, directed by David Bisaha, choreographed by Ariel Nereson, April 13-17, Pitt Repertory Student Lab double feature, Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Repertory Theatre, 412-624-6568, www.play.pitt.edu.

Superior Donuts by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts, Chicago coffee shop serves as the setting for this new comedy, April 14-May 15, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

George Balanchine: Celebrating a Legend,
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre builds on its long-standing tradition of performing ballets by this Russian-born American master, April 15-17, Benedum Center, 803 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pbt.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

The Amish Project, written by and starring Jessica Dickey, based on the 2006 shooting at an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, Pa., through May 8, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.


Carleton Gholz, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Communication, 10 a.m. April 11, “When the Mix Was Perfect: Voices From the Post-Motown Soundscape,” 1128 Cathedral of Learning.

Tim Willenken, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, noon April 11, “Skepticism About Epistemic Reason,” 1001D Cathedral of Learning.

Brandie DePaoli Taylor, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, 1:30 p.m. April 11, “The Role of Delayed Care Seeking and Toll-Like Receptors in Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Its Sequelae,” A523 Crabtree Hall.

Andi Saptono, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, 2 p.m. April 11, “Design and Usability Assessment of an Integrated Telerehabilitation Information Management System to Support Remote Wheelchair Prescription,” 6050 Forbes Tower.

Michelle Meyer, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, 4 p.m. April 11, “Markers of Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Controls,” A622 Crabtree Hall.

Betina González, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, 10 a.m. April 12, “Lecciones de Esclavos y Animales Fabulosos: Literatura y Crítica Moral en la América Latina del Siglo XIX,” 1528 Cathedral of Learning.

Carrie Sheets, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology, noon April 12, “Child Eating in the Absence of Hunger and Loss of Control Eating,” 4401 Sennott Square.

Hussein A. Tawbi, School of Medicine’s Clinical and Translational Science Doctoral Program, noon April 12, “The Epigenetic Regulation of Chemotherapy Resistance in Melanoma,” UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 5th-Floor Executive Board Room, 5150 Centre Ave., Shadyside.

Kaihong Liu, School of Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program, 1:30 p.m. April 12, “Ontology Enrichment From Free-Text Clinical Documents—A Comparison of Alternative Approaches,” M185 Parkvale Building.

Joyce J. Miketic,
School of Nursing, 8:30 a.m. April 13, “Diabetic Coronary Heart Patients’ Adherence to Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs,” 331 Victoria Building.

Kristin Davin,
School of Education’s Department of Instruction and Learning, 10 a.m. April 13, “Dynamic Assessment in the Early Language Classroom,” 5700 Posvar Hall.

Hana Addam El-Ghali, School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, 2 p.m. April 13, “The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Addressing Youth Unemployment in Lebanon,” 5702 Posvar Hall.

Cecil Chern-Chyi Yen, Swanson School of Engineering, 9 a.m. April 13, “Cortical Layer-Dependent Hemodynamic Regulation Investigated by Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” 2nd-Floor Conference Room, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Anna Arlotta-Guerrero, School of Education’s Department of Instruction and Learning, 2 p.m. April 13, “An Investigation of ELL Instruction in Two Classrooms in an Urban District in Transition,” 5140 Posvar Hall.

Boryana Dobreva, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of German, 1 p.m. April 18, “Subjectivity Regained? German-Language Writing From Eastern Europe and the Balkans Through an East-West Gaze,” 5400 Posvar Hall.