Issue Date: 
March 18, 2013

IonSound Project, Pitt’s Department of Music Ensemble-in-Residence performs music composed by Pitt’s graduate composers, 8 p.m. March 18, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu 

NOW Ensemble, group of performers and composers perform chamber music for the 21st century, 8 p.m. March 23, The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, Music on the Edge, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-7529, 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.

“A Trip Down Memory Lane: Neurochemical Mechanisms of Cognition Deficits after Traumatic Brain Injury,” C. Edward Dixon, professor and vice chair for research, Pitt School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery,  4 p.m. March 18, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series, www.provost.pitt.edu

“Employment Concerns and Vocational Rehabilitation Considerations for Americans with Multiple Sclerosis,” Phillip Rumrill, professor and coordinator of Kent State’s Rehabilitation Counseling Program, and director its Center of Disability Studies, , 3 p.m. March 19, 4060 Forbes Tower, Dr. Clifford E. Brubaker Distinguished Lecture Series, Pitt Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology,  www.shrs.pitt.edu 

“Innovation Commercialization: The Path from Discovery to Market,” Barbara E. Barnes, Pitt associate dean, Continuing Medical Education, and Marc S. Malandro, Pitt associate vice chancellor for technology management and commercialization, 3 p.m. March 19, S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt’s Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-8486, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu  

“How Will We Travel in the Future? The Role of Transportation in Building Sustainable Regions,” William W. Millar, former CEO, Port Authority of Allegheny County, 7:30 p.m. March 19, O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, The American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series, Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy, Pitt’s University Honors College, www.thornburghforum.pitt.edu

“Promote Your Science…and It Will Promote You,” Timothy M. Maul, Hartwell Fellow, Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, 3 p.m. March 21, S100 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt’s Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-8486, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu 

“Arches and Scaffoldings: Continuity and Discontinuity in Building Relativity and Quantum Theory,” Michel Janssen, associate professor, history of science, University of Minnesota, 5 p.m. March 21, 817 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Annual History of Philosophy and Science Alumni Lecture, www.hps.pitt.edu 

“How to Put a Business Out of Business: A Look at Transnational and Organized Crime As a Business vs. an Organization,” Charles Gardner, independent consultant, 10:30 a.m. March 21, 3911 Posvar Hall, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University Center for International Studies, beb38@pitt.edu, www.gspia.pitt.edu 

“Why Wagner?: Some Thoughts on the Occasion of His Bicentennial,” Nicholas Vazsonyi, associate professor, University of South Carolina’s Department of Languages, Literatures. and Cultures, 5 p.m. March 21, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of German, Humanities Center, and Cultural Studies Program, Carnegie Mellon University, grmndept@pitt.edu, www.german.pitt.edu 

33rd Latin American and Caribbean Festival, music, food, crafts, and children’s activities from Latin America and the Caribbean, noon to midnight, March 23, first floor Posvar Hall, open to public, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Med Health Services, The Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/festival 

“Watergate: Third-Rate Burglary or Historical Turning Point,” join five of the principals of Watergate in a panel discussion and Q&A session, 7:30 p.m. March 28, University Club, Pitt Honors College, http://tinyurl.com/watergate40 


Pitt Communicators, session focusing on the legal, artistic, promotional, and archival aspects of using photographs and digital images on Pitt web site and in promotional materials, speakers are Laura Hillock, Pitt associate general counsel; Maddy Ross, associate vice chancellor for national media relations; Chris Jones, senior interactive art director, and Bruce Steele, senior web content editor, both of University Marketing Communications (UMC); and Marci Belchick, UMC executive creative director, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 26, Room 531 Alumni Hall, also open to Pitt faculty and staff members, slynn@pitt.edu

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Alyssa Ribeiro, Dietrich School’s Department of History, “The Battle for Harmony: Intergroup Relations Between Blacks and Latinos in Philadelphia, 1950s-1980s,” 10 a.m. March 18, 3703 Posvar Hall.

Kavin Paulraj, Dietrich School’s Department of History, “Jamaica Brasileira: The Politics of Reggae in São Luís, Brazil,” 1 p.m. March 18, 3703 Posvar Hall. 
Yen-Sheng Lin, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, “Ultrasonographic Measurement of Acromiohumeral Distance In Manual-Wheelchair User” 2 p.m. March 18,4065 Forbes Tower

Jennifer Lawrence, Dietrich School’s Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, “Sade-omizing Sexuality: Deconstructing the Gender Binary through the Sadian Sexual Predator,” 9 a.m. March 22, 1218 Cathedral of Learning.

Kristopher Geda, Dietrich School’s Department of Linguistics, “Ambivalent Affiliations: Black and White Gay Men’s Discourses on Identity and Belonging,” 1 p.m. March 22, 2818 Cathedral of Learning.