Issue Date: 
March 31, 2008


SHANGHAI, CHINA: Shanghai Quartet, today, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, New Hazlett Theatre, 6 Allegheny Square East, includes music by Zhou Long and Bright Sheng, survivors of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, 412-624-4129, www.pittsburghchambermusic.org.

Audrey Chen and Frederic Blondy, improvisational experimental music on cello and prepared piano, 8 p.m. April 2, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Oakland, Music on the Edge, Pitt Department of Music, 412-361-2262.


Carnegie Museum of Art, Great British Art: 200 Years of Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints From the Bank of New York Mellon Collection, through May 18; Ecology.Design.Synergy, through June 1, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Andy Warhol Museum, Canis Major: Andy Warhol’s Cats and Dogs (and Other Party Animals), through May 4; Neke Carson: Eyeball Portraits and Beyond + Neke Paints Andy ’72, through June 1, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, One Potter’s Touch Affects a Generation of Artists and Their Communities, Kerr Gallery, through April 4, 1815 Metropolitan St., North Side, 412-322-1773, www.manchesterguild.org.

707 Penn Gallery, Suggestion/Submission, through April 5, 707 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-325-7017, www.pgharts.org.

Wood Street Gallery, Urban Living, through April 5, 601 Wood St., Downtown, 412-471-5605, www.woodstreetgalleries.org.

KOA Art Gallery, Affairs of the Art 2008, through April 11, Blaisdell Hall, Pitt-Bradford, 814-362-0248, www.upb.pitt.edu.

Silver Eye Center for Photography, In Search of America, photographs by David Graham, through April 12, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.

Mattress Factory, Gestures: Illustrations of Catastrophe and Remote Times, through May 11, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Carnegie Science Center, Bodies: The Exhibition, through May 31, 1 Allegheny Ave., North Shore, 412-237-3400, www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.


“International Human Rights Courts—Democratic? Legitimate?” Andreas Follesdal, director of research at the University of Oslo’s Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, noon today, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence, 412-648-8517, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/euce.html.

“Shabbos Goyim and the Recreation of Jewish Space in Present-day Poland,” Erica Lehrer, professor in Concordia University’s Department of History, 1:30 p.m. today, 2500 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies and Jewish Studies Program, 412-648-7404, crees@pitt.edu.

“When the Waves Ruled Britania: Geography, Empire, and the Discipline of the Sea,” Jonathan Scott, professor in Pitt’s Department of History, 4 p.m. today, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of History and the European Studies Center, 412-648-7487.

“Mathematical Representation,” Emily Grosholz, professor of philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, 12:05 p.m. April 1, 817R Cathedral of Learning, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Fertility and Economic Growth in Ukraine,” Svitlana Maksymenko, professor in Pitt’s Department of Economics, noon April 2, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407.

“In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh, 1967-1997,” Pat Ulbrich, visiting scholar in Pitt’s Women’s Studies Program, noon April 2, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Women’s Studies Program, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies/news.html.

“The Iranian Scientific Community and Its Diaspora After the Islamic Revolution,” Mazyar Lotfalian, a visiting professor of contemporary issues in Pitt’s University Center for International Studies, 5:30 p.m. April 2, 4130 Posvar Hall, sponsored by Pitt’s Ridgway Center for International Security, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies and Global Studies Program, and the Middle East Gulf Initiative of Pittsburgh, 412-624-2918.

Andrew Zawacki, author of By Reason of Breakings, literary reading, 8:30 p.m. April 2, 501 Cathedral of Learning, 2007-08 Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, oaks@pitt.edu.

University Art Gallery, Studio Arts Student Exhibition, April 2-27, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts, 412-648-2430.

Jan Beatty, author of Red Sugar, poetry reading and book signing, noon-1 p.m. April 3, University of Pittsburgh Book Center, 4000 Fifth Ave., 412-383-2493, mes5@pitt.edu.

“The Relevance of Homeland Security Issues in the EU-US Relationship,” Durante Rapacciuolo, a fellow in Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, noon April 3, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s European Studies Center, 412-648-8517, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/euce.html.

“The Aesthetic Value of the Sublime,” Patrizia Lombardo, professor of French and comparative literature at University of Geneva, 5 p.m. April 3, 149 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, Cultural Studies Program, and Distinguished University Professor of English Colin MacCabe, losagio+@pitt.edu.

“The Stratigraphy and Paleoecology of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed,” Grace S. Brush, a professor in Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, 3:45 p.m. April 3, 203 Thaw Hall, Pitt’s Department of Geology and Planetary Science Spring 2007 Colloquium Series, eelliot@pitt.edu or ww.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

“Fantasies of Children’s Literature,” Laurie Langbauer, professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 4 p.m. April 3, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of English and the Children’s Literature Program, www.childrenslit.pitt.edu.

“Predictive Genetic Tests for Complex Diseases,” Robert C. Elston, director of Case Western Reserve University’s Division of Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology and professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, noon April 4, A115 Crabtree Lecture Hall, Fifth Annual C.C. Li Memorial Lecture, Pitt Department of Human Genomics and Graduate School of Public Health, www.publichealth.pitt.edu.


Paul Taylor Dance Company, April 1, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Pitt-Johnstown, 1-800-846-2728, www.upj.pitt.edu/ArtsCenter.

Big Love by playwright Charles Mee, April 2-13, Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theater, 412-624-7529, www.play.pitt.edu

The Miser, by Moliere, April 3--5, Ferguson Theater, Pitt-Greensburg Theatre Company, 724-836-7483, sas114@pitt.edu.

Amalga-Motion, April 3-5, Trees Hall Dance Studio, University of Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble, 412-648-8262, gillis@pitt.edu.

Lavendar Lizards and Lilac Landmines: Layla’s Dream, directed by Linwood Sloan, through April 5, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Seventh-Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 412-624-7298, www.kuntu.org.

Aida by Verdi, through April 6, Benedum Center, 801 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.com.

Fiddler on the Roof, through April 6, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, 412-539-0999, www.pittsburghmusicals.com.

A Number, through April 6, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

Late Night Catechism, through April 20, City Theatre’s Hamburg Studio, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

The Big Bang, through April 27, Theater Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, CLO Cabaret Theater, 412-281-2822, www.clocabaret.com.


A Symposium: The Slave Ship in History and Literature, featuring novelist Barry Unsworth, Pitt professor Marcus Rediker, and others, 3 p.m. April 2, Chancellor’s Conference Room, 2500 Posvar Hall, Department of History and School of Arts and Sciences, 412-648-7451.

Eighth Annual University of Pittsburgh Integration Bee, 8-10 p.m. April 3, 343 Alumni Hall, open to all Pitt undergraduates, sponsored by Pitt Honors College and Department of Mathematics. Register at rubin@math.pitt.edu.

Pitt Women Connect: Annual Leadership Conference for Pitt Alumnae and Students, noon- 4 p.m. April 4, Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall, 412-624-8215, www.alumni.pitt.edu.

“Narco-Epics Unbound: New Narrative Territories, Affective Aesthetics, and Ethical Paradox,” Pitt’s Fifth International Latin American Cultural Studies Conference, April 4-5, Pittsburgh Athletic Association’s main dining room for discussions, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium for films, sponsored by Pitt Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and others, schedule available at www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events.shtml.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Ava Puccio, School of Nursing, “Effect of Short Periods of Normobaric Hyperoxia on Local Brain Tissue Oxygenation and Cerebrospinal Fluid Oxidative Stress Markers in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury,” 9 a.m. today, Room 331 Victoria Building.

John R. Shaffer, Department of Human Genetics in the Graduate School of Public Health, “Genetic Epidemiology of Longitudinal Change in Bone Mineral Density in Mexican Americans,” 11 a.m. today, Room A312 Crabtree Hall.

Jean A. Grace, Department of English, “Working Knowledge: Composition and the Teaching of Professional Writing,” 2 p.m. today, Room 527 Cathedral of Learning.

Molly Stitt-Fischer, Department of Environment and Occupational Health, “Nitric Oxide-Mediated Signaling in Pulmonary Endothelial Cells,” 2 p.m. today, Fifth-Floor Conference Room, Bridgeside Point.

Ning Zhang, Department of Anthropology, “Donkey Friends: Travel, Voluntary Associations, and the Public Sphere in Urban China,” 1 p.m. April 1, Room 3106 Posvar Hall.

Min-Mei Shih, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, “Multiple Perspectives of the Functional Status of Stroke Survivors at 3 Months Post-Stroke,” 9 a.m. April 3, Room 4065 Forbes Tower.

Wentao Feng, Department of Biostatistics, “Inference, Power and Sample Size for Adaptive Two-Stage Treatment Strategies,” 10 a.m. April 3, Room A522 Crabtree Hall.

Jessica L. Hughes, School of Medicine’s Molecular Virology and Microbiology Graduate Program, “Borrelia burgdorferi Surface-Localized Proteins Expressed During Persistent Murine Infection and the Importance of BBA 66 During Infection of C3H/HeJ Mice,” 2 p.m. April 3, Room S120 Biomedical Science Tower.

Zvi Biener, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, “The Unity of Science in Early-Modern Philosophy: Subalternation, Metaphysics, and the Geometrical Manner in Late Scholasticism, Galileo, and Descartes,” 2 p.m. April 3, Room G28 Cathedral of Learning.

Jennifer Keating-Miller, Department of English, “Labyrinths of Language: Representations of Identity Formation in Contemporary Irish Literature,” 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 4, in Room 5011 Cathedral of Learning.

Ruth A. Helmus, School of Medicine, “Generation and Characterization of the Cellular Immune Response to a Clostridum Perfringens Anti-SIV Mucosal Vaccine,” 2 p.m. April 4, Room 1195 Biomedical Science Tower.