Issue Date: 
January 23, 2012


Sean Jones Duets: Generations of Jazz, Benny Benack and Joe Negri join forces to pay homage to old and new traditions, 7 p.m. Jan. 26, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-392-4900, http://pso.culturaldistrict.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Marvin, Dave Koz, & the Movie,
saxophonist Dave Koz joins Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a concert featuring memorable songs from the silver screen, Jan. 26-29, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Pittsburgh Symphony POPS, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

The Overtones, a Pitt student a cappella choir, noon Jan. 27; Joy Ike, unique blend of neo-soul with a dash of pop, noon Feb. 3; both events are free, Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, The Emerging Legends Series, University of Pittsburgh Library System and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org/legends.htm.

Brahms’ Requiem, Manfred Honeck, conductor; Thomas Hampson and Chen Reiss, vocal soloists, Feb. 3-5, 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.


University Art Gallery, exhibition of work produced by Pitt Department of Studio Arts and Honors College students during Pitt’s third-annual Wyoming Field Study at the University’s dinosaur-bone-rich Cook Ranch, through Feb. 3, Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-648-2400.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, includes The Jacobsen American Chair Collection, a comprehensive private collection of iconic and historic chairs from the mid-1800s to pieces from today’s studio movement, Feb. 4-April 8, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-837-1500, www.wmuseumaa.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art,
Picturing the City: Downtown Pittsburgh, 2007-2010, through March 2; Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story, through April 7; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

The Warhol, I Just Want to Watch: Warhol’s Film, video, and television, ongoing, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

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


TIES Informational Luncheon for Researchers and Research Assistants,
talk on Text Information Extraction System (TIES) open to Pitt and UPMC faculty, staff, and students, Rebecca Crowley, director, Department of Biomedical Informatics Graduate Training Program, Pitt School of Medicine, 11 a.m. Jan. 23, Conference Room CR2131, Magee-Womens Hospital, registration required at http://ties.upmc.com/register/index.html, 412-623-4753.

“Pancreatic Derivation, Forma-tion, and Regeneration,” George K. Gittes, Benjamin R. Fisher Chair in Pediatric Surgery, Pitt School of Medicine, 4 p.m. Jan. 23, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Provost Office’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.provost.pitt.edu.

“Newton and Proclus on the Geometry of Absolute Space,” Mary Domski, visiting fellow and associate professor of philosophy, University of New Mexico, 12:05 p.m. Jan. 24, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talk Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

“Islam and Danger: A Reconsideration of the Link Between Religiosity, Radicalism, and Rebellion in Central Asia,” David Montgomery, visiting assistant professor, Pitt Department of Anthropology, noon Jan. 25, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412- 648-7407.

“The Supplemental Poverty Measure: Taking Account of Taxes and Transfers,”
Kathleen Short, research economist for the U.S. Census Bureau, noon Jan. 25, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, Reed Smith Speaker Series, 412-624-7382, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

“Education, Employment, and Protest Participation in the Arab World,” M. Najeeb Shafiq, assistant professor, Pitt Department of Administrative and Policy Studies and Department of Economics, 12:15 p.m. Jan. 25, 3911 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Ford Institute for Human Security, 412-648-7434.

Wayne Koestenbaum and Myung Mi Kim, award-winning poets and English professors at CUNY Graduate Center and the University at Buffalo, respectively, free and open to the public, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series 2011-12 Season, Pitt Writing Program, The Book Center, 412-624-6508, www.pghwriterseries.wordpress.com.

“Cooperation and Human Cognition,” Michael Tomasello, visiting fellow and codirector of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 27, G24 Cathedral of Learning, Annual Lecture Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

“The Second Law of Thermodynamics in Quantum Field Theory,” David Snoke, professor of physics, Pitt Department of Physics and Astronomy, 12:05 p.m. Jan. 31, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talk Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.


“From Jonny to Jordan, What’s Changed?,”
panel discussion and community talkback event looking at changes in police procedure and oversight from the time of the Jonny Gammage case to the recent Jordan Miles case; panelists include David Harris, Pitt professor of law; Elizabeth Pittinger, executive director of Pittsburgh’s Citizen Police Review Board; Tim Stevens, chair of the Black Political Empowerment Project; and Wayne Babish, former Brentwood police chief; moderated by Attilio Favorini, author of the upcoming docudrama The Gammage Project, 7 p.m. Jan. 23, Charity Randall Theatre, 412-624-0933.


Spring Awakening, winner of 8 Tony Awards, musical that explores journey from adolescence to adulthood through a fusion of morality, sexuality, and rock ’n’ roll, Jan. 26-Feb. 4, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, www.pgharts.org, 412-471-6070, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Billy Elliott The Musical, a celebration of one young boy’s triumph against the odds, musical score by Elton John, Jan. 31-Feb. 12, Benedum Center, 803 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, www.pgharts.org, 412-471-6070, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Through the Night
by Daniel Beaty, six intersecting stories about what it means to be a Black man in America today, through Feb. 5, Pittsburgh City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

As You Like It by William Shakespeare, through Feb. 19, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-8219, www.ppt.org; PITT ARTS Night is 7 p.m. Jan. 28; PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Ho Leung Chan, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Linguistics, “Tense-Aspect Processing in Language Learners,” 11 a.m. Jan. 26, Glaser Auditorium, Learning Research and Development Center.

Zhongfeng Zuo, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, “DNA Replication in Archaea: Priming, Transference, and Elongation Activities,” 10:30 a.m.
Jan. 27, 307 Eberly Hall.

Jason Sanders, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Leukocyte Telomere Length and Lens Transparency as Biomarkers in Population Studies of Human Aging, 10 a.m. Jan. 27, 5th-floor conference room, Bellefield Professional Building.