Issue Date: 
November 7, 2011


City Dwelling Nature Seekers, music ranges from up-tempo bluegrass numbers to ballads, noon Nov. 9, free, Nordy’s Café, ground floor, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays Concert Series Fall 2011, PITT ARTS, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Patti LuPone, Tony award-winning actress and vocalist, Nov. 10-13, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Pittsburgh Symphony Pops, www.pittsburghsymphony.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Poncho Sanchez, Latin jazz band, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 11, Manchester Craftstmen’s Guild, 1815 Metropolitan St,, Manchester,  412-323-4000, mcgjazz.org.


University Art Gallery
, The Imprint of War: Responses in Print, through Dec. 5, exhibition of artwork by war-inspired artists Jacques Callot, Nicolas Naughton, and Sandow Birk, sponsored by students in Pitt’s Museum Studies Seminar, 610-357-4599.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey, through Dec. 31; Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story, through April 7; Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh, 2007-2010, through March 2, 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/.

The Frick Art & Historical Center, Fabergé: The Hodges Family Collection, more than 100 objects made by Russian artist-jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé, goldsmith and jeweler to the Russian court, through Jan. 15, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.thefrickpittsburgh.org.

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


“Food Matters,”
food pundit Mark Bittman will discuss food policy and food politics, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Car-negie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, The Drue Heinz Lectures, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Approximation and Idealization: Why the Difference Matters,”
John D. Norton, director of Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science and professor in Pitt’s Department of History and Philosophy of Science, 12:05 p.m.
Nov. 8, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science Lunchtime Talks, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Latin America After 9/11:  Some Reflections on Cultural Politics and Geopolitics,” John R. Beverly, Pitt Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 2500 Posvar Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.provost.pitt.edu.

“Mental Illness and Substance Abuse in Indian and Maharashtrian Immigrants in North America,”
Balwant Dixit, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, Pitt School of Pharmacy, noon Nov. 9, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7370, asia@pitt.edu.

“Molecular Features of Pancreatic Cancer Progression,”
Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, associate professor of pathology, oncology, and surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, noon Nov. 9, 1104 Scaife Hall, Pitt Department of Pathology’s annual Robert S. Totten Lecture. 412-648-1260, http://path.upmc.edu.

“Educating for Community Change,”
Robert Fisher, professor of community organization, University of Connecticut, noon Nov. 9, 20th floor Cathedral of Learning, Sidney Teller Lecture, Pitt School of Social Work’s 2011-12 Speaker Series, 412-624-6304, www.socialwork.pitt.edu.

“A Brother’s Tale,”
Col. Edward Shames, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, 6 p.m. Nov. 9, O’Hara Student Center ballroom, Pitt Office of Veterans Services, College of General Studies Student Government, free, RSVP at djr64@pitt.edu or 412-624-7646.

“Virus Capsids, Virus Genomes, and How They Got That Way,”
Roger Hendrix, Pitt Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, 4 p.m. Nov. 10, 2500 Posvar Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.provost.pitt.edu.

“Automatic Processing, Rehabilitation, and Recovery of Complex Sentences in Aphasia,”
Michael Walsh Dickey, Pitt assistant professor of communication science and disorders and assistant professor of psychology, noon Nov. 11, Auditorium 6, Scaife Hall, Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar Series, 412-383-7382, www.svc-seminar.pitt.edu.

“Labors of Innocence in Early Modern England,”
Joanna Picciotto, associate professor of English, UC Berkeley, 12:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, Pitt Humanities Program, 412-624-3246.


Model United Nations Simulation, 15th annual UN simulation for high school students, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nov. 7, William Pitt Union, Pitt University Center for International Studies, Pitt Model UN Club, 412-648-7397, www.pitt.edu/~modelun.

“Reasoning With Cases in the Social Sciences,” Center for Philosophy of Science two-day workshop, Nov. 11-12, 817 Cathedral of Learning, registration requested but not required, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

2nd Annual Run for the Wounded Warrior
, a 5K and 5-Mile Walk/Run fundraiser to assist service members injured in the line of duty, with 5K beginning at 9:15 a.m., 5-mile at 9 a.m. Nov. 12, North Park Boathouse, Allison Park, Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative, register at www.raceit.com, contact Charlotte Emig for more information, cemig@ptei.org.

Digital Literacy and Education Conference, addressing reading and writing in the digital age, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12, Falk Laboratory School, sponsored by Falk School, Pitt School of Education, and The Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, fees and registration information available at www.pitt.edu/~wpwp/Digital_Literacy_Conference/Digital_Literacy_Conference.html.

Senator John Heinz History Center Heritage Holidays Weekend, family-friendly event celebrating region’s cultural diversity, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 13, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.

Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration, Ruth Drescher, Holocaust survivor, will speak about her memories of Kristallnacht as a child in Germany in 1938, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 208 B Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Jewish Studies Program and Department of German, open to the public, 412-624-2280, www.jewishstudies.pitt.edu.

TIES Informational Luncheon for Researchers and Research Assistants
, talk on Text Information Extraction System (TIES), Rebecca Crowley, director, Department of Biomedical Informatics Graduate Training Program, Pitt School of Medicine, 11 a.m. Nov. 16, Magee-Women’s Hospital, Conference Room 2131, open to Pitt and UPMC faculty, staff, and students, registration required, http://ties.upmc.com/register/index.html, 412-623-4753.


Red, 2010 Tony Award-wining Best Play about artist Mark Rothko,
Nov. 10-Dec. 11, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

The Pearl Fishers by Georges Bizet, opera underscoring the bond at the heart of conflict between pearl fishers Zurga and Nadir,
Nov. 12, 15, 18, 20, Benedum Center, 237 7th St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, through Nov. 13, Charity Randall Theatre in Stephen Foster Memorial, Pitt Repertory Theatre, Pitt Symphony Orchestra, www.play.pitt.edu.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Brendan Giles, School of Medicine, 11 a.m. Nov. 8, “Development of a Broadly Reactive Vaccine for Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Influenza,” 1095 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

Xiaomi Xu, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, 2 p.m. Nov. 10, “Miniaturization and Optimization of Electrichemical Detection Following Capillary Liquid Chromatographic Separation of Neurochemicals,” 307 Eberly Hall.

Giancarlo Marcone, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology, 11 a.m. Nov. 11, “Political Strategies and Domestic Economy of the Lote B Rural Elite in the Prehispanic Lurín Valley, Peru,” 3307 Posvar Hall.

Jeong Youn Lim, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, 3 p.m. Nov. 11, “Inference on Censored Survival Data Under Competing Risks,” A622 Crabtree Hall.