Issue Date: 
March 4, 2013



University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, program including Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony and Department of Music alumnus Wyatt True as violin soloist in Roger Zahab’s vioentelechron, 8 p.m. March 6, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, http://www.music.pitt.edu 

The Early Mays, American folk music, noon March 8, Cup and Chaucer Café, Hillman Library ground floor, The Emerging Legends Series, University of Pittsburgh Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, http://www.calliopehouse.org 

IonSound Project: Android Ballet, the second installment of CreatION Sound, featuring students and their created instruments and compositions, 7 p.m. March 9, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-422-8042, http://www.music.pitt.edu 


University Art Gallery, Capturing the Street: Garry Winogrand and Ned Bosnick, photographs of people captured in fleeting moments of everyday life, through March 22, Frick Fine Arts Building, www.haa.pitt.edu/collections/university-art-gallery 

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 displayed at Heinz History Center in 2008-09, ongoing, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District.

Frick Art and Historical Center, A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics, a look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia, through June 16, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, TheFrickPittsburgh.org, 412-342-4075.


“Ancient Perspectives on Plato and Platonism: The Creation of the Cosmos,” Christina Hoenig, PhD candidate from Cambridge University, 4 p.m. March 4, 206 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu

“Is the Ivory Tower an Iron Cage? Why We Need to Reform Humanities Education,” Russell Berman, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, 5 p.m. March 5, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of German, Humanities Center, Cultural Studies Program, EUCE/ESC, 412-624-5909, www.german.pitt.edu 

“The No Miracles Argument: A Fallacy?” Leah Henderson, fellow of the Center for Formal Epistemology, Carnegie Mellon University, 12:05 p.m. March 5, 817 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu, http://www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr 

“The Confucian Analects and the Invention of the Human in Early China,” Vincent Leung, Pitt assistant professor of history, noon March 6, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/ 

“Figuring out Europe: Nation, State, and the European Union in the German Public Sphere,” Russell Berman, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, with responses by Pitt Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures Nancy Condee, Pitt Assistant Professor of History Gregor Thum, and Pitt Vice Provost for Graduate Studies Alberta Sbragia, 12:30 p.m. March 7, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Department of German, Humanities Center, Cultural Studies Program, and EUCE/ESC, 412-624-5909, www.german.pitt.edu

“The Advent of Genome Medicine in Patient Care,” Hakon Hakonarson, director, Center of Applied Genomics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, noon March 8, A115 Crabtree Hall, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu 

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Liang-I Kang, School of Medicine’s Cellular and Molecular Pathology Program, “A New Role for Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator in Liver Injury,” 1 p.m. March 6, 1104 Scaife Hall. 

W. Gerald Heverly, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Science’s Department of Classics, “Neglected Warnings in the Iliad: A Study in Characterization,” 11 a.m. March 6, 817 Alumni Hall.  

Jason Flatt, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, “Exploring the Relationship Between Cognitive Health and the Environment of Older Adults,” 10 a.m. March 8, 309B Parran Hall. 

Lauren Collister, Dietrich School’s Department of Linguistics, “Multimodality As a Sociolinguistic Resource: A Case Study of A World of Warcraft Community,” 10 a.m. March 8, G24 Cathedral of Learning.

Elizabeth Delorme-Axford, School of Medicine’s Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology Program, “Virus-Host Interactions at the Maternal-Fetal Interface,” 1 p.m. March 14, 503 Bridgeside Point II.