Happenings 2/19 to 2/26

Issue Date: 
February 19, 2007

February 19
Lecture, “PASSPORT to Cultural Adjustment,” noon, William Pitt Union’s Dining Room A, Pitt’s Office of International Services, 412-624-7120, www.ois.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Quantum Bits in Diamond: Pure, Paired, Prepared, and Probed,” Gurudev Dutt, researcher, Lukin Group, Harvard University, 3 p.m., 106 Allen Hall, Pitt-Carnegie Mellon University Physics Colloquium Series, www.phyast.pitt.edu/Events.

Lecture, “Upgrading Humans—Technical Realities and New Morals,” Kevin Warwick, professor of cybernetics, University of Reading, U.K., 4:30 p.m., University Center’s McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University, 412-268-7761, wardle@andrew.cmu.edu.

Lecture, author Colson Whitehead, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series,
412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

Musical Performance, Daron Hagen, Pitt’s Franz Lehar Composer-in-Residence, and the University’s Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Roger Zahab; 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Poster Exhibition, Advertising
a Dream: Movie Posters From
Post-war Korea, through
March 1, foyer of Pitt’s Hillman Library; Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and East Asian Library; 412-648-7370, turker@pitt.edu.

Art Exhibition, Revolution, Ritual, and Remembrance: The Art of Haiti, through March 17, Pitt Frick Fine Arts Building’s University Art Gallery, 412-648-2423, jpiller@pitt.edu.

Art Exhibition, Japanese woodblock prints, The Prints of Tsukioka Kôgyo, through
April 7, Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

February 20
Internship Fair, featuring internships with communication, entertainment, and nonprofit organizations; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, Pitt Office of Career Services, www.careers.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Publishing With Integrity in Academic Journals,” David Barnard, director, Pitt Institute to Enhance Palliative Care, 3-5 p.m., S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development; registration required, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Fluorescent Sensor Molecules With Tunable Switches for Changing Fluorescence Characteristics for Cellular Imaging,” Kazuya Kikuchi, chemistry professor, Osaka University, Japan,
4 p.m., 12 Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

Theatrical Performance,
Cabaret, 7 p.m., continues through Feb. 25, O’Reilly Theatre, 621 Penn Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

Theatrical Performance, The Light in the Piazza, directed by Bartlett Sher, 7:30 p.m., through Feb. 25, Benedum Center,
719 Liberty Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust,
412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Musical Performance, Bowfire, 8 p.m., Pitt-Johnstown’s Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center,
814-269-2080, www.bowfire.com.

February 21
Lecture, “The Unity of Style: Meyer Schapiro’s Perspective on Modern Art,” Cindy Persinger, Ph.D. candidate, Pitt Department of the History of Art and Architecture, noon, 203 Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-648-2400, www.haa.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Ln3+ Based Photonic Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application,” Frank van Veggel, chemistry professor, University of Victoria at British Columbia, Canada, 4 p.m.,
12 Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Diabetes,” Karen Dahl, certified diabetes educator, Dialysis Clinic, Inc., 6 p.m., Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Main, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 1st-Floor Reading Room, 412-622-3151, www.carnegielibrary.org.

Artist Talk, Todd Pinkham,
6 p.m., Digging Pitt Gallery, 4417 Butler St., Lawrenceville, 412-605-0450, www.diggingpitt.com.

Black History Month Event, Black Consciousness Bowl,
7 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Ballroom, Pitt’s Black Action Society, 412-648-7880.

Lecture, Betty Hill, executive director, Persad Center Inc.,
7 p.m., Pitt-Greensburg’s Village Hall, 724-836-7741, www.upg.pitt.edu.

Film Screenings, Das Hotel [The Hotel] (1976) and Schene-Tady III (1975), both directed by Heinz Emigholz, 7:30 p.m., 205 David Lawrence Hall; Pitt Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures series, Experimental, Underground, Revolutionary: Avant-garde Films From
Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, 412-648-2614, rhalle@pitt.edu.

February 22
Theatrical Performance, Say Yes to Noh!, student matinee,
10 a.m., Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Lecture, “Power of Bonds: Two Cases of Factional Politics in China’s Great Cultural Revolution,” Jay Li, assistant professor of history, Duquesne University, noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center’s Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, 412-648-7763, jordanb@ucis.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Support for Pre- and Postdoctoral Training,” noon, S100 Biomedical Science
Tower 2, Pitt Survival Skills and Ethics Program’s Grants Over Lunch series, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: From Spins and Atoms to Molecules and Cells,” Angela M. Gronenborn, UPMC Rosalind Franklin Chair in Structural Biology, 4 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Pitt School of Medicine, www.medschool.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Bioinorganic Chemistry of Titanium in Medicine and the Environment,” Ann Valentine, chemistry professor, Yale University, 4 p.m., 12 Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “From the Hand of God to the Human Genome: The Changing Frame of Multiple Sclerosis Over Six Centuries,” Jock Murray, president, American Osler Society, 6 p.m., Scaife Hall’s Lecture Room 5, Pitt Center for Bioethics and Health Law’s CF Reynolds Medical History Society Lecture Series, 412-648-5877, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

Symposium, “The Exploitation Continues,” exploring the conflict over “blood diamonds,” moderated by Cecil Blake, chair of Pitt’s Department of Africana Studies, 7 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 412-648-7540.

Theatrical Performance,
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Shakespeare, directed by Rodney Eatman, 8 p.m. through Feb. 25,
Pitt-Johnstown, 814-269-2080,

February 23
Workshop, “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan,” 7:30-10 a.m., 209 Mervis Hall, Pitt Small Business Development Center; registration required, 412-648-1452, mrwholihan@katz.pitt.edu.

Lecture, Noh actor Hisa Uzawa, noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

Pitt Honors Convocation,
2 p.m., Oakland’s Carnegie Music Hall. (For details, see story beginning on page 1.)

Lecture, Laboratory of Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems Seminar, Dawn Song, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2 p.m., 404 Information Sciences Building, Pitt School of Information Sciences, 412-624-2677, www.sis.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “On the Nature and Origin of the Orthos Logos in Aristotle’s Ethics,” Dorothea Frede, Mills Visiting Professor of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley, 2 p.m., 208A Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Program in Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Sciences,
412-624-4494, elc3@pitt.edu.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Karin Corsi, Pitt Department of Bioengineering, “The Effect of BMP4 and Mechanical Stimulation on Muscle-Derived Stem Cells: Implications for Bone and Articular Cartilage Regeneration,” 2 p.m., Rangos Research Center’s First-floor Conference Room.

Open Mic Event, “The Spirit of Haiti,” hosted by actor Nathan James, 6 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building’s University Art Gallery, 412-648-2423, www.vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu/uag.

Lecture, “Black People in Latin America, Past, Present, and Future,” Clinton Cruickshank, former Speaker of the House of the Costa Rican Congress, 6:30 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Kurtzman Room, Pitt Caribbean and Latin American Students Association, 412-383-6446.

Theatrical Performance, Aoi no Ue (The Lady Aoi) and Hagoromo (The Feather Cloak), performed by Noh artist Hisa Uzawa, 7 p.m., Stephen Foster Memorial’s Charity Randall Theatre, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, 412-624-7529,

Musical Performance by mezzo-soprano Katherine Rohrer, 7:30 p.m., Blaisdell Hall’s Bromeley Family Theater, Pitt-Bradford, Marilyn Horne Foundation and the Pitt-Bradford Spectrum Series, 814-362-0248.

February 24
Symposium, “Current Directions in Historic Preservation Education,” Michael Tomlan, director, Historic Preservation Planning Program, Cornell University, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Cathedral of Learning’s 40th-Floor Babcock Room; Pitt Department of the History of Art and Architecture; RSVP, 412-648-2400, ets2@pitt.edu, www.haa.pitt/edu/news.

Black History Month Event, Penn Masala a capella group,
7 p.m., Lawrence Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Black Action Society, 412-648-7880.

February 25
Lecture, “Perspectives on Deadly Medicine,” Stephen B. Thomas, director of Pitt’s Center for Minority of Health and the Philip Hallen Professor of Community Health and Social Justice, 4 p.m., Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

February 26
Lecture, “Quasicrystals—Some of Nature’s Most Intriguing Forms of Matter,” Ron Lifshitz, senior lecturer in physics, Tel Aviv University, 4:30 p.m., 7500 Wean Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, Pitt-Carnegie Mellon University Physics Colloquium Series, www.phyast.pitt.edu/Events.

Lecture, “Mild Men or Wild Men? The Invention of the Non-Violent Jew,” Elliott Horowitz, visiting professor of history, Johns Hopkins University, 4:30 p.m., 115 Mervis Hall; Pitt’s history and religious studies departments and Renaissance Studies Program; jwaldron@pitt.edu.

Chinese Coffeehouse and Spring Festival, coffee, crafts, dance, karaoke, buffet; 5 p.m.-midnight, William Pitt Union’s main floor. (For details, see p. 2.)