Issue Date: 
April 7, 2008


Tangueros de Ley, Pittsburgh-based Tango ensemble, 7 p.m. today, Pitt- Johnstown Student Union, Cambria Room, 814-269-7133, www.upj.pitt.edu/.

Sublime Melodies, Jurai Valcuha, conductor; Gil Shaham, violin, April 11-13, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.


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

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

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.


“Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Want,” Linda Babcock, professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon University, 5:30 p.m. today, Room 103 Margaret Morrison Breed Hall, 5134 Margaret Morrison St., Oakland, Pitt’s Women’s Studies Program and Carnegie Mellon University.

“The Experiences of Black Fathers With Low Incomes,” Ronald Mincy, professor of social policy and social work practice in Columbia University’s School of Social Work, noon April 8, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems’ Reed Smith Fall 2008 Speaker Series, 412-624-7382.

“Bell-type Correlations: The Hidden Causal Picture Re-assessed,” Soazig Le Bihan, Illinois Institute of Technology Department of Humanities, 12:05 p.m. April 8, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science Lunchtime Colloquium, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr/, 412-624-1052.

“Climbing Atop the Shoulders of Giants: The Impact of Institutions on Cumulative Research,” Jeffrey Furman, Boston University economist, 3:30 p.m. April 8, Room 4716 Posvar Hall, Pitt/Carnegie Mellon University Applied Microeconomics Lecture, sponsored by the Center for Industry Studies in Pitt’s Department of Economics, 412-648-1765.

“The Performative Politics of Gender and Political Violence: Women of ‘Shivaji’s Army’ in Maharashtra, India,” Tarini Bedi, doctoral candidate in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Department of Anthropology, noon April 9, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu/events/.

“Promoting a Developmental Perspective in Social Work: Lessons from the Global South,” James Midgley, University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare, noon April 9, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, 2007-08 Speaker Series, 412-624-6304, www.socialwork.pitt.edu/.

“Making Movies in the 21st Century,” Diane Crespo, film director and producer, 1 p.m. April 9, 205 David Lawrence Hall, Jewish-Israeli Film Festival, padunov@pitt.edu or jrf16@pitt.edu.

“The Magic of Art and Writings in Ancient Egypt,” Lanny Bell, professor in Brown University’s Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, 4:30 p.m. April 9, 363 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu/index.php.

“When One Door Opens, Another Closes: Immigration’s Impact on Japanese Educational Policy,” Ellen Motohashi, a fellow in Pitt’s School of Education, noon April 10, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, 412-648-7763, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/news/overlunch.html.

“Bringing Human Rights Home,” Deborah LaBelle, attorney, author and advocate for prisoners’ rights, noon to 2 p.m. April 10, Barco Law Building’s Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, lecture is followed by panel discussion, the Annual Norman J. and Alice Chapman Rubash Distinguished Lecture in Law and Social Work, www.law.pitt.edu/newsevents.

“Overcoming Nuclear Danger in US Policy: The Citizen Role,” David Cortright, president of the Fourth Freedom Forum, 7 p.m. April 10, 343 Alumni Hall, Stanley Foundation, Physicians for Social Responsibility, www.stanleyfoundation.org/Pittsburgh/Pittsburgh.html.

“Trusting the Media in a Presidential Year: Can We or Can We Not–A Look at Freedom of the Press in the Digital Age,” Everett E. Dennis, the Felix E. Larkin Distinguished Professor in Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business, 7 p.m. April 10, Pitt-Greensburg, Ferguson Theater, Dr. Bernard Cobetto Lecture Series, 724-836-7741.

“Learning in Dynamic Environments,” Coty Gonzalez, associate research professor in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, noon April 11, Lecture Room Three on fourth floor, Scaife Hall, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Office of the Vice Dean, School of Medicine, 412-648-9000, www.megr.pitt.edu.

“Remarks on the Reality of Time in Physics and Cosmology,” Lee Smolin, University of Waterloo, Department of Physics and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 3:30 p.m. April 11, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of History and Philosophy of Science annual lecture series, 412-624-1052.

“The Commentariolum Petitionis as an Attack on Election Campaigns in the Roman Republic,” Michael C. Alexander, history professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, 4 p.m. April 11, 244B Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu/index.php.


God Grew Tired of Us, film screening about Sudan’s “Lost Boys,” followed by discussion with two “Lost Boys” featured in the film, 7 p.m. today, Pitt-Greensburg Village Hall, www.upg.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, panels held in Pittsburgh Athletic Association’s main dining room, films shown in Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, sponsored by Pitt Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and others, schedule available at www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events.shtml.

Stringtime in Pittsburgh, string theory workshop, 10 a.m. April 8, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, peg1@pitt.edu, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr, 412-624-1052.

“Grants Over Lunch,’’ noon to 1:30 p.m. April 8, Room S100 Biomedical Science Tower 2, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3719, www.survival.pitt.edu.

Two Million Minutes, a film documentary about U.S. education by Broken Pencil Production, 2:30 p.m. April 8, 5604 Posvar Hall; a reception follows the screening, Pitt Learning Policy Institute, www.learningpolicycenter.org; 412-624-7050.

“Celebrating the Outstanding Achievements of Women Faculty in Medicine & Science,” 4-6 p.m. April 10, S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Women in Medicine & Science 2008 Annual Reception, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, Health Sciences, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

Barbie Nation, (1988, Susan Stern), discussant is Frayda Cohen, visiting professor of women’s studies, 7:30 p.m. April 10, Room G24 Cathedral of Learning, Women’s Studies Film Series, Pitt’s Women’s Studies Program, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies/.

Second Annual Arts & Crap Fair, to raise funds for The Original student magazine and other student organizations, noon to 5 p.m. April 11, Schenley Quadrangle, sponsored by The Original, 412-979-4549, sorc+originalmag@pitt.edu.


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

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.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Veronica Garibotto, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Contornos en Negativo: Reescrituras Posdictatoriales del Siglo XIX (Argentina, Chile y Uruguay),” 11 a.m. April 10, 1528 Cathedral of Learning.

Bonghee Kim, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “Service Provision in the United States Government Structure and Expenditure: A Study of Single County Metropolitan Areas,” 3 p.m. April 10, 3200 Posvar Hall.

Katherine Floros, Department of Political Science, “Of, by, and for the People? How Demographic Pressure Affects Participation in Inter- and Intra-state Conflict,” 11 a.m. April 11, 4606 Posvar Hall.

Mohammed El-Kurdi, Swanson School’s Department of Bioengineering, “In Situ Bioengineering of Arterial Vein Grafts,” 12:30 p.m. April 11, Conference Room A, Second-Floor Bridgeside Point Building.

Gisela Gonzalez-Dieter, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Entre la Habana y la Sabana: Limites de la Topografia Cultural Dentro de la Revolucion Cubana Como un Evento Regido por la Modernidad,” 2 p.m. April 14, 1309A Cathedral of Learning.