Issue Date: 
February 18, 2013

Jon Bañuelos and Friends, tradition of Flamenco captured by vocalist Barbara York and guitarists James Bond and Jon Bañuelos, Cup and Chaucer Café, Hillman Library ground floor, noon Feb. 22, The Emerging Legends Series, University of Pittsburgh Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org 

Baldwin Wallace University Motet Choir, flagship ensemble of Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music will perform works by Brahms, Britten, Lauritsen, and more, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Heinz Memorial Chapel, www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu  

University Art Gallery, Capturing the Street: Garry Winogrand and Ned Bosnick, photographs of people captured in fleeting moments of everyday life, opening reception 4-6 p.m. Feb. 20, continues through March 22, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.haa.pitt.edu/collections/university-art-gallery. (See p. 12)

Senator John Heinz History Center, 1968: The Year That Rocked America, collection of artifacts and displays revealing how 1968 shaped our country, through May 12; From Slavery to Freedom, antislavery movement to the modern quest for civil rights, including material from Pitt-produced exhibition Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries that was displayed at Heinz History Center in 2008-09, ongoing, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, www.heinzhistorycenter.org  

Carnegie Museum of Art, Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939, through Feb. 24, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org

“We Carried Your Secrets: One Man’s Experience of Reconciliation in Northern Ireland,” Jon McCourt, peace activist and community worker, noon Feb. 18, 4500 Posvar Hall, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center, Pitt Department of History, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce

“European Crisis?” Richard Wainwright, visiting professor of law in the Center for International Legal Education (CILE), Pitt School of Law, Jean Monnet Lecture on European Union Law, 5 p.m. Feb. 18, 109 Barco Law Building, CILE, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, cile@pitt.edu or 412-648-7023 

“Conversations on Europe: NATO: A Hammer in Search of a Nail,” Taylor Seybolt, assistant professor of international affairs in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs; Ryan Hendrickson, political science professor, Northern Illinois University; Gulnur Aybet, senior lecturer in politics and international relations, University of Kent, noon Feb. 19, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce 

“Gene-Environment Interaction in the 21st Century: Its Rise, Its Fall, Its Rise?” James Tabery, assistant professor of philosophy, University of Utah, 12:05 p.m. Feb. 19, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, Lunchtime Talks, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu, http://www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr 

“Russell Meets Woodward—Three Objections to the Open Systems Argument,” Alexander Reutlinger, Pitt visiting fellow, University of Cologne, 12:05 p.m. Feb. 19, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, Lunchtime Talks, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu, http://www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr 

“Overcoming Copyright Obstacles to Creating Digital Libraries,” Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information, University of California at Berkeley, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19, Sara Fine Institute Lecture Series, Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom in the Pitt School of Law, Pitt School of Information Sciences, Pitt School of Law, www.sis.pitt.edu  

“The Birth of the Modern Expert Witness in Early Twentieth-Century China,” Daniel Asen, Pitt visiting assistant professor of history, noon Feb. 20, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc 

“New Security Concerns in the Eastern Mediterranean,” Marina Skordeli, director of Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence, University of Athens, noon Feb. 21, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce 

“Interaction Between Genetics and Blood Flow in Development of Arteriovenous Malformations,” Beth L. Roman, Pitt assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences, noon Feb. 22, A115 Crabtree Hall, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Human Genetics Spring Seminar Series, www.publichealth.pitt.edu

“Is Black Music Criminal?” Gerald Early, Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, professor of English and of African and Afro-American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis, noon Feb. 22, School of Social Work Conference Center, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, 412-624-7382, www.crsp.pitt.edu 

“Planning for Justice: Race, Urban Policy, and the Legacies of the 1960s,” Thomas J. Sugrue, professor of history and sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Jewish Studies Program, Pitt Departments of History and Sociology, www.jewishstudies.pitt.edu 

“Jews, Race, and the Twentieth-Century American City,” Thomas J. Sugrue, professor of history and sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 7 p.m. Feb. 26, August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Downtown, Pitt’s Jewish Studies Program, Squirrel Hill Project lecture series, www.jewishstudies.pitt.edu 

“Who Are These Germans? Reflections on the Holocaust, German History, and What It Means to Be German in the 21st Century,” Susanne Ortner-Roberts, clarinetist and adjunct professor of music at Washington and Jefferson College, and Fritz Ottenheimer, German native who with his family escaped the Holocaust, 5 p.m. Feb. 27, 208B Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of German, www.german.pitt.edu 

“Civil War in the British Empire: America’s Violent Birth,” Holger Hoock, J. Carroll Amundson Professor of British History, Pitt’s Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, 4 p.m. Feb. 28, 2500 Posvar Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.provost.pitt.edu

“Global Human Genomic Disparities—A Focus on African Diversity,” Vanessa Hayes, professor of genomic medicine, J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, noon March 1, A115 Crabtree Hall, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, www.publichealth.pitt.edu 

Anime Film Series, screening of Memories, which includes three science fiction stories, 7 p.m. Feb. 18, Frick Fine Arts Building auditorium, www.ucis.pitt.edu 

Book signing by Marina von Neumann Whitman, author of The Martian’s Daughter: A Memoir, also a question-and-answer session, 4 p.m. Feb. 20, Dick Thornburgh Room, Hillman Library first floor, Pitt Department of Economics, Pitt University Library System, 412-780-5264, nwatson@pitt.edu  

“Developing a Successful NRSA Fellowship Application,” Satdarshan (Paul) Singh Monga, Endowed Research Chair in Experimental Pathology in McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Nick Giannoukakis, professor of pathology in Pitt School of Medicine, 3 p.m. Feb. 26, S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Office of Academic Career Development, Postdoctoral Professionalism Series, 412-648-8486, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu 

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses
Alejandra Boza, Dietrich School’s Department of History, “Negotiating Indigenous Autonomy: Politics, Land, and Religion in Tierradentro (Colombia), 1905-1950,” 10 a.m. Feb. 20, 2703 Posvar Hall.

Daniel Addison, Dietrich School’s Department of Philosophy, “Hegel’s Critique of Kant’s Standpoint of Finitude,” 11 a.m. Feb. 20, 314 Cathedral of Learning. 

Thomas H. Pendergast, Dietrich School’s Department of Biological Sciences, “Explaining Patterns of Dominance in Old-Field Communities: Tradeoffs, Feedbacks, Mutualisms, and Enemies,” 9 a.m. Feb. 28, A219B Langley Hall.

Kimberly Rak, Dietrich School’s Department of Anthropology, “Seeing Green: Gendered Relationship Expectations and Sexual Risk Among Impoverished Adolescents in Braddock, Pa.,” 2:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 3106 Posvar Hall. 

Aaron B. Stoler, Dietrich School’s Department of Biological Sciences, “After the Fall: How Changes in Temperate Forests Alter Wetland Communities,” 1:30 p.m. March 1, A219B Langley Hall.