Issue Date: 
April 8, 2013


Ben Hartlage, acoustic solo performance from lead singer of ensemble The Turpentiners, 1 p.m. April 11, Cup and Chaucer Café, Hillman Library ground floor, University of Pittsburgh Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org

University of Pittsburgh Gamelan Ensemble, music of the Sundanese people who inhabit the western part of the island of Java, 8 p.m. April 12-13, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4126, www.music.pitt.edu

Heinz Chapel Choir Spring Concert, performance featuring a cappella music from around the world, including sacred, folk, and popular songs, 3 p.m. April 14, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4126, www.music.pitt.edu

Animé Bop, three musicians with Pittsburgh roots—oboist Robin Driscoll, bassoonist Linda Fisher, and pianist Rob Frankenberry—perform concert of new music coupled with visual media, 7 p.m. April 14, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4126, www.music.pitt.edu


University Art Gallery, 2013 Studio Arts Student Exhibition, works by graduating studio arts majors is featured, along with exceptional works by majors and nonmajors from a range of studio arts courses offered in Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, through April 27, 412-648-2430, studio@pitt.edu  

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, 412-342-4075, www.TheFrickPittsburgh.org


Engineering Office of Diversity Leadership Seminar, Bruce Bickel, senior vice president, PNC Wealth Management, noon April 8, 102 Benedum Hall, RSVP required, eodadmin@pitt.edu or 412-624-9842, www.engineering.pitt.edu/diversity

“What Lawyers and Law Students Can Learn From Abraham Lincoln About Professionalism and Communication,” Talmage Boston, trial and appellate lawyer and author, noon-1 p.m. April 11, Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union; Boston will also deliver lecture, “Lessons in Ethics and Excellence From the Two Most Important Lawyers of the Last 50 Years —Leon Jaworski and James Baker,” book signing and reception to follow, 5-6:30 p.m. April 11, Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, Pitt School of Law. Both lectures are sponsored by The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy and the Pitt School of Law, www.law.pitt.edu/newsevents/events.

“A Tale of Three Hagia Sophias: Conversion, Museumification, Contestation,” Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir, lecturer, Graduate Program of Middle Eastern and Eurasian Studies, Middle East Technical University, 3 p.m. April 11, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, Departments of Anthropology and Religious Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce

"Europe: East and West,” undergraduate research symposium with participants presenting and discussing research papers on a number of areas relating to Europe, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 12, Dining Rooms A and B, Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, Pitt Center for Russian and East European Studies, International Business Center, and European Union Center of Excellence.

“Project Tycho: Open Access to a Century of Infectious Disease Surveillance in the United States,” Wilbert van Panhuis, assistant professor of epidemiology, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, noon April 12, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, 2013 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar series, 412-383-7382, www.oorhs.pitt.edu

"The Last Class,” farewell address by Attilio “Buck” Favorini, professor and founder of Pitt’s Department of Theatre Arts, 4 p.m. April 12, Charity Randall Theatre within Stephen Foster Memorial, free and open to public, 412-624-0933, www.play.pitt.edu


“People’s Poetry/People’s History,” evening with Pitt Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History Marcus Rediker and poet Martín Espada, who explore how people’s history and the poetry inspired by the struggles, can themselves contribute to “movements from below, 7:30 p.m. April 11, 2500 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of History and Humanities Center, 412-648-7415.

6th Annual Student Sustainability Symposium, learn what students and the University are doing to promote sustainability practices on campus and in the City of Pittsburgh, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 12, William Pitt Union Ballroom, Pitt Environmental Studies Program, 412-606-9075, www.pitt.edu/~esweb/

Focus Brasil conference, international two-day conference on Pittsburgh campus highlighting Brazilian culture and emphasizing importance of teaching the Portuguese language, April 12-13, visit http://focusbrasil.org/focus-u-circuit for full schedule, 412-837-1926.


City of Asylum, story of movement that provides sanctuary in Pittsburgh to writers in danger of persecution in their home countries, April 5-14, Pitt Repertory Theatre, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, Charity Randall Theatre inside Stephen Foster Memorial, www.play.pitt.edu

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Kelsy Burke, Dietrich School’s Department of Sociology, “God, Sex, and the Internet: The Faithful, Virtual, and Sexual Lives of Contemporary Evangelical Christians,” 1 p.m. April 8, Sociology Colloquium Room, 2432 Posvar Hall.

Christine Schoux Casey, Dietrich School’s Department of Linguistics, “Postvocalic /r/ in New Orleans English: Language, Place, and Commodification,” 10 a.m. April 12, 2818 Cathedral of Learning.

George Palacios, Dietrich School’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Configurando la Diáspora Africana en las Américas Desde el Pensamiento Político, Radical y Hereje de Manuel Zapata Olivella (1920-2004),” 10 a.m. April 12, 1528 Cathedral of Learning.

Adam Santanasto, Graduate School of Public Health's Department of Epidemiology, "The Association Between Body Composition, Mitochondrial Function, and Fatigability and Physical Function in Older Adults," 12:30 p.m. April 12, Conference Room 309B, Parran Hall.

Candi Carter Olson, Dietrich School’s Department of Communication, “Try to Lift Someone Else As We Climb”: 120 Years of the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh and the Women's Movement,” 1 p.m. April 12, 1128 Cathedral of Learning.

Rekha Gyanchandani, School of Medicine’s Molecular Pharmacology Program, “Molecular Determinants of Response to Antiangiogenic Therapies in Preclinical Models of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma,” 1 p.m. April 12, 1395 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

Erica Ambeba, School of Nursing Epidemiology “Associations Between Weight Loss and Regain, Cytokine Concentration, and Insulin Resistance Among Overweight/Obese Adults,” 2 p.m. April 12, 451 Victoria Hall.