Issue Date: 
October 24, 2011


Lilly Abreu, Brazilian soprano, noon Oct. 26, free, Nordy’s Café, ground floor, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays Concert Series Fall 2011, Pitt Arts, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Benjamin Saalbach-Walsh, Pittsburgh singer-songwriter, noon Oct. 28, Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org.

Galway Returns With Carmen Fantasy, Mozart Second Flute Concerto, Sir James Galway, flutist, with Conductor Leonard Slatkin, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, also symphonies by Haydn and Hovhaness, Oct. 28-30, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-392-4819, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Alon Yavnai, Israeli jazz and world rhythms, Oct. 29-30, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St., 412-323-4000, www.mcgjazz.org.

Jeremy Filsell, artist-in-residence, Washington National Cathedral, 4 p.m. Oct. 30, Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Shadyside, Organ Artists Series, Pittsburgh Chapter of American Guild of Organists,  www.oas-series.com.

Cuidado Tango Band, features accordion, upright bass, violin, guitar, and euphonium, noon Nov. 2, free, Nordy’s Café, ground floor, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays Concert Series Fall 2011, Pitt Arts, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Music on the Edge: Morton Feldman Mini-Festival, 8 p.m. Nov. 3-4, Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood St., Downtown, Music at Pitt 2011-12, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

The Refugees, blending country, rock, folk, and Americana, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Carnegie Lecture Hall, The Calliope Concerts 2011-12, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, 412-361-1915, www.calliopehouse.org.

Pitt’s 41st Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 5, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pitt Jazz Studies Program, Music at Pitt 2011-12, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.


Frick Art & Historical Center, Faberge: The Hodges Family Collection, the first major exhibition of Faberge objects to be shown in Pittsburgh, through Jan. 15, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, 412-371-0600, www.fabergeatthefrick.org.

University Art Gallery, The Imprint of War: Responses in Print, through Dec. 5, exhibition showcasing artwork by war-inspired artists Jacques Callot, Nicolas Naughton, and Sandow Birk, sponsored by students in Pitt’s Museum Studies Seminar course, free public opening reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at gallery, 610-357-4599.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey, through Dec. 31; Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass, and Wood, ongoing; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design at Carnegie Museum of Art, ongoing, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

The Warhol, Fifteen Minutes: Homage to Andy Warhol, through Jan. 8; I Just Want to Watch: Warhol’s Film, Video, and Television, ongoing, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Heinz History Center, Angels of Mercy: Sisters in Healthcare in Western Pennsylvania, through late Fall 2011; 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Botany and History Entwined: Rachel Hunt’s Legacy, rare gems from the original collection of founder Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt (1882-1963), through Dec. 15, 5th floor of Hunt Library, 4909 Frew St., Carnegie Mellon University, 412-268-2434, http://huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu/.

Wood Street Galleries, Cell Phone Disco, ongoing, Tito Way, Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.


“Cognitive Reserve: From Theory to Intervention,” Yaakov Stern, division leader of Cognitive Neuroscience Division, Sergievsky Center, and professor of clinical neuropsychology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 4 p.m. Oct. 24, A115 Crabtree Hall, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health’s annual Jay L. Foster Memorial Scientific Lecture, www.upmc.com.

“Biological Revolution and Paradigm Changes: Transforming Science, Technology, and Knowledge Transfer via Commercialization,” Leroy Hood, president and cofounder, Seattle-based Institute for Systems Biology, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Scaife Hall, Auditoriums 5 and 6, Pitt Office of Enterprise Development, 412-624-3160, www.oed.pitt.edu.

“Open Access: Greater Impact for Your Research,” opportunity for Pitt faculty to learn how to share their research and increase its discovery, use, and impact on an international stage, 2-3 p.m., Oct. 25, University Club, Ballroom B, part of Open Access Week 2011, Pitt University Library System’s Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing, oscp@mail.pitt.edu.

“Enlightening Falsehoods,” Soazig LeBihan, assistant professor of philosophy, University of Montana, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 25, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talks, Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Author Rights and Publishing Today: What You Should Know and Why You Should Care,” Denise Troll Covey, principal librarian for special projects, Carnegie Mellon University, noon Oct. 26, Lecture Room 5, Scaife Hall, special lecture in recognition of Open Access Week 2011, a global event to promote free, immediate online access to research, Pitt’s Health Sciences Library System, www.hsls.pitt.edu, 412-648-8866.

“An Update on Chinese Studies Resources at the University of Pittsburgh,” Xiuying Zou, public services librarian, and Haihui Zhang, Chinese bibliographer, Pitt East Asian Library, noon Oct. 26, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asian Studies Center, asia@pitt.edu.

“Does Foreign Ownership Matter? Evidence From Foreign Bank Ownership in Central and Eastern Europe During the Financial Crisis,” Rachel Epstein, professor in University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies, 3 p.m. Oct. 26, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Holy Anatomy, Animate Substance: The Shrine Madonna as a Performing Object,” Elina Gertsman, assistant professor of medieval art, Case Western Reserve University, 4 p.m. Oct. 27, 501G Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Medieval and Renaissance Studies, www.medren.pitt.edu.

“Reflections on Civic Engagement: The Case of Climate Change Policy at the City/Metropolitan Level,” Daniel A. Mazmanian, director of Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise, University of Southern California, 10 a.m. Oct. 28, Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, Pitt Center for Metropolitan Studies, free and open to public but RSVP required, 412-648-2282, cmsgspia@pitt.edu.

“Some Varieties of Mental Causation,” John Campbell, Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28, free, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science’s Annual Lecture Series 2011-12, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Triumphal New York: The ‘Roman’ Arches of New York City,” Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, Graduate Center, City University of New York, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1, 306 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh AIA, Pitt Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“War Crimes and Hollow Threats: Assessing the Coercive Logic of ICC Intervention in Ongoing Conflicts,” David Mendeloff, professor and director in the Centre for Security and Defence Studies, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 3911 Posvar Hall, Ford Institute for Human Security, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, www.fordinstitute.pitt.edu.

Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of Washington, D.C., schools, 8 p.m. Nov. 2, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Robert Morris University’s 2011-12 Pittsburgh Speakers Series, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsspeakerseries.org.

Fred R. Brown Literacy Award Reading, Wells Tower, Pitt’s 2011-12 award winner, will give a reading, 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3, G-24 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series 2011-12, www.english.pitt.edu.


20th Annual Slovak Heritage Festival, featuring song and dance performances by Slovakian artists, 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 6, Cathedral of Learning Commons Room, Pitt Slovak Studies Program and Students’ Slovak Club, 412-624-5906, slavic@pitt.edu.

SAC Fall Assembly, “Effectively Using Technology in Your Job,” noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 15, William Pitt Union Assembly Room; welcoming remarks by Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, keynote by Jinx Walton, director of Computing Services and Systems Development; Pitt Staff Association Council, conference schedule and registration at http://www2.hr.pitt.edu/sac/default.html.


The End of the Affair, dramatization of Graham Greene’s iconic novel about a passionate affair that highlights the impossibility of knowing someone and the ways in which we order our morality, through Oct. 30, former Emma Kaufmann Clinic, 3028 Brereton St., Polish Hill, Quantum Theatre, 412-697-2929, www.quantumtheatre.com, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Time Stands Still by Donald Marguilies, adventuresome couple shares love of reporting from war zones until one of them is seriously wounded, through Nov. 6, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, City Theatre Company, 412-431-4400, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Peter Pan, Peter and sidekick Tinkerbell take the stage accompanied by orchestra, Oct. 28-30, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Downtown, Pitt Night with the Pittsburgh Ballet is Oct. 28, 412-281-0360, www.pbt.org.

Electra, Sophocles’ drama that brings to life the myths of ancient Greece while telling the timeless tale of one family’s tragedy, through Oct. 30, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, www.ppt.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Kinetix, Pitt’s Dance Ensemble fall dance concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 3-4, Trees Hall Dance Studio, 412-648-8262, gillis@pitt.edu.


Joseph Packer, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Communication, 9 a.m. Oct. 31, “Because We Are Alone … Arguments for Humans as the Universe’s Only Intelligent Life Form From Ancient Philosophers to Today’s Scientists,” 1128 Cathedral of Learning.

Melanie J. Grubisha, School of Medicine’s Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 1, “TGFB-Dependent Production of ROS Influences Paracrine Communications Between Stromal and Epithelial Cells in the Prostate,” 1395 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

Kristin M. Pelczarski, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Communication Science and Disorders, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 4, “Phonological Processing Abilities of Adults Who Stutter,” 4065 Forbes Tower.

Siobhan Gregg, School of Medicine’s Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology Graduate Program, 2 p.m. Nov. 4, “Endogenous DNA Damage Drives Cellular Senescence and Promotes Aging,” S100A Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.