Happenings 2/26 to 3/12

Issue Date: 
February 26, 2007

February 26
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by David Gerlach, Pitt Department of History, “For Nation and Gain: Economy, Ethnicity, and Politics in the Czech Borderlands,
1945-1948,” 2 p.m., 3526 Posvar Hall.

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; Pitt’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Office of Cross-Cultural and Civic Leadership, Graduate and Professional Student Association, and Asian Studies Center; registration required, www.pittcssa.net.

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 27
Black History Month Events, “Black Cinema Night,” 7 p.m., 540 William Pitt Union; Open Mic Event, “Not My Words,” 9 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Kurtzman Room; Pitt Black Action Society, 412-648-7880, membership.bas@gmail.com.

February 28
Lecture, “Neither Here Nor There: European Travel Writing on Asia in the 19th Century,” Ting
Chang, assistant professor of art history, Carnegie Mellon University, noon, 203 Frick Fine Arts
Building, Pitt Department of the History of Art and Architecture, 412-648-2400, www.haa.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “The Third Nuclear Age,” Ariel Levite, principal deputy director, Israeli Atomic Energy Commission, noon, 3911 Posvar Hall, Pitt Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, 412-624-7396, www.ridgway.pitt.edu.

Luncheon Discussion, “Careers in Biotech,” noon, S100 Biomedical Science Tower 2, Pitt Survival Skills and Ethics Program; registration required, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Mechanisms Leading to the Formation of Human Tumors,” Robert A. Weinberg, Daniel K. Ludwig Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 3:30 p.m.,
Scaife Hall’s Auditorium 6, Pitt Schools of Health Sciences’ 2007 Bernard Fisher Lecture, 412-383-7768, alively@hs.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Dangerous Religion? Cultural Constructions of Religion in Post-Aum Japan and Their
Wider Implications,” Ian Reader, professor and director of the Japan Centre, Manchester University, U.K., 4 p.m., 4127 Sennott Square Building; Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, Department of Religious Studies, and Japan Council of the University Center for International Studies; 412-624-5990, rocky@pitt.edu.

Documentary and Director Discussion, Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories, directed by Mike Shiley, 7:30 p.m., Pitt-Bradford, Blaisdell Hall’s Bromely Family Theater; Pitt-Bradford’s College Liberals of America, Conservative Union, and Students Advocating Freedom of Expression; 814-362-7654.

Film Screenings, Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation in der er lebt [Not the Homosexual Is Perverse but the Situation in Which He Lives] (1971), directed by Rosa von Praunheim; Rohfilm [Raw Film] (1968) and Love Stinks (1982), both directed by Birgit and Wilhelm Hein; Baby I Will Make You Sweat (1994), directed by Birgit Hein; 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.

Film Screening, Beyond Borders, The Immigrant Chimera—Inch Alla Dimanche (2001), directed by Yamina Benguigui, 8:30 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall; Pitt’s Global Studies Program and European Studies Center; 412-624-2918, dristas@ucis.pitt.edu.

March 1
Grad Expo, “Seventh Annual Arts and Sciences Grad Expo,” 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., William Pitt Union, Pitt School of Arts and Sciences, 412-624-6698, asgso@pitt.edu.

Lecture, “The Political Aesthetics of History and Memory—Reflections on the Novels The Hills of Hebron, by Sylvia Wynter, and Season of Adventure, by George Lamming,” Barrymore Anthony Bogues, 9:30 a.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of English, 412-624-6509, vabuck@pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Community-Based Health Care in War-Torn Afghanistan,” Abdullah Hanif, H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellow, Pitt University Center for International Studies’ Global Studies Program, noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 412-648-7763, jordanb@ucis.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Early Stopping of Clinical Trials for Efficacy: An Ethical Dilemma and a New Approach,” Julia Slutsman, cancer prevention fellow, National Cancer Institute, noon, 113 Barco Law Building, Pitt Center for Bioethics, 412-647-5700, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

Lecture, “Chemical Adventures at a Biomedical Powerhouse,” Jef K. De Brabander, associate professor of biochemistry, University of Texas, 2:30 p.m., 12B Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

Internship Fair, Pitt Women’s Studies Undergraduate Internship Fair, 3-5 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Lower Lounge, 412-624-6485, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

Lecture, “Resonantly Tweezing Single Plasmonic Objects to Controlling Plasmonic Excitations of Metal Nano-Particles,” Norbert Scherer, chemistry professor, University of Chicago, 4 p.m., 12B Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

Gallery Talk, Ian Rawson, board chair, Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti; Lucy Rawson, president, Friends of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer; 5 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building’s University Art Gallery, 412-648-2423, vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu/uag.

Musical Performance, University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Roger Zahab, 7 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

March 2
Workshop, “The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business,” 7:30-10 a.m.,
209 Mervis Hall, Pitt Small Business Development Center; registration required, 412-624-2182, mrwholihan@katz.pitt.edu.

Musical Performance, Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, conducted by Marek Janowski, 8 p.m., Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Dance Performance, The Joffrey Ballet, 8 p.m., continues through March 3, Benedum Center,
719 Liberty Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Dance Council, 412-471-6930, www.pgharts.org.

March 3
Reading, poet, artist, and author Vera B. Williams, 10:30 a.m., Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures’ Black, White, and Read All Over children’s series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

March 4
Lecture, “Perspectives on Deadly Medicine,” Mary Crossley, dean, Pitt School of Law, 4 p.m., Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Musical Performance, “Nancy Wilson With the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra,” 7:30 p.m., Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Dance Council, 412-471-6930, www.pgharts.org.

March 5
Reading, author Michael Pollan, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

Photography Exhibition, Paris on the Seine: Photographs by Bruno Réquillart, through May 26, Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.

March 6
Theatrical Performance, Doubt by John Patrick Shanley, starring Cherry Jones, 7:30 p.m., continues through March 11, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

March 8
Musical Performance, “Heavenly Musical Match,” River City Brass Band, 7:30 p.m., Pittsburgh Symphony Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-434-7222, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Theatrical Performance, Life x3, directed by Rob Ruggiero,
8 p.m., continues through April 8, O’Reilly Theatre, 621 Penn Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

March 9
Lecture, “Metal Nanowires That Detect Molecules,” Reginald M. Penner, director, University of California at Irvine’s Institute for Surface and Interface Science, 1175 Benedum Hall, Pitt’s Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering Seminar, kim@engr.pitt.edu.

March 10
Musical Performance, “Alchemy for Three,” Chatham Baroque, 8 p.m., Synod Hall,
125 N. Craig St., Oakland,
412-621-6217, www.diopitt.org.

Dance Performance, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company,
8 p.m., Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

March 11
Lecture, “Perspectives on Deadly Medicine,” Seymour Drescher, Pitt professor of history and sociology, 4 p.m., Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

March 12
Lucky Lit Festival, featuring readings by authors Crystal Williams, Jolene Siana, Lewis Nordan, Phil Beard, and Jane Bernstein; 7 p.m., continues daily through March 16, Pitt-Greensburg’s Village Hall, 724-836-7481.