Issue Date: 
April 14, 2008


Enigma Variations, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, featuring violinist Leonidas Kavakos, 8 p.m. April 18; 2:30 p.m. April 20, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Pitt Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert, featuring Curtis Fuller and Michael Mossman, 8 p.m. April 18, William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, 412-624-4187.

Bayer Audience of the Future & Student Side-by-Side, conducted by Lawrence Loh, 7:30 p.m. April 22, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

SoundByte, featuring violinist Chee-Yun, 6 p.m. April 24, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-392-6070, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Cardenes Conducts, conducted by Andres Cardenes, featuring violinist Chee-Yun, 8 p.m. April 25-26, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Five by Design in Club Swing, swing-era inspired vocal performance, 7:30 p.m. April 24, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Pitt-Johnstown, 814-269-7200, www.upj.pitt.edu/ArtsCenter.

An Indian Classical Music Concert, sitar maestro Irshad Khan, 6 p.m. April 26, Bellefield Hall, Association for India’s Development-Pittsburgh and Silk Screen, www.pittsburgh.aidindia.org.


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

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

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, 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.

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


“Doing Business in the Middle East: Knowing Your Client,” Dalia Mogahed, coauthor of Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think, noon today, 115 Mervis Hall, Pitt’s International Business Center, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Global Studies Program, 412-648-2113.

“Class Composition and Struggle on European Warships, 1789–1802,” Niklas Frykman, 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.

“Principles for Good Practice in International Social Work,” Alberto Godenzi, dean and professor in Boston College’s Graduate School of Social Work, noon April 15, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s School of Social Work, 412-624-6304, www.socialwork.pitt.edu/.

“Problems of Validity of Psychiatric Disorders,” Kenneth Schaffner, Pitt professor of history and philosophy of science, philosophy, and psychiatry; 12:05 p.m. April 15, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~hpsdept/.

“German or Jewish: The German Scholars in Turkey, 1933–1950,” Izzet Bahar, graduate student in Pitt’s Department of Religious Studies, noon April 16, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu/events.

“The Armenian Economy: An Overview,” Davit Sahakyan, professor of business administration in Russian-Armenian State University, noon April 16, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407.

Carol Moseley Braun, former U.S. Senator and ambassador to New Zealand, 8:45 p.m. April 16, Benedum Hall, Pitt Black Action Society, 412-648-7880, programming.bas@gmail.com.

“The Sepoy Mutiny: India 1857,” Marvin Thomas, professor of history at Pitt-Bradford, 8 p.m. April 16, Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons, Pitt-Bradford Spectrum Series, www.upb.pitt.edu.

“Pennsylvania’s Pyramids: Exploring the History and Geology of the Charcoal Iron Industry in Western Pennsylvania,” Hank Edenborn, research microbiologist in the U.S. Department of Energy, 3:45 p.m. April 17, 203 Thaw Hall, Pitt’s Department of Geology and Planetary Science Spring 2007 Colloquium Series, www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

“Breath—The Doorway to Well-Being,” Alicja Walczak, movement therapy and biofeedback practitioner at Center for Integrative Medicine, 5:30 p.m. April 17, Shadyside Place, Suite 310, 580 S. Aiken Ave., Shadyside, 412-623-3023, www.integrativemedicine.upmc.com.

“The Allegheny County Courthouse in Context,” public symposium with architects from the United States and Canada, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 18, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, sponsored by Pitt’s Architectural Studies Program. www.haa.pitt.edu/, 412-648-2400.

“Nanostructural Design of Photocatalysts and Photoelectrochemical Cells,” Thomas Mallouk, Pennsylvania State University professor of chemistry, 1:45 p.m. April 18, Kresge Conference Center, 1175 Benedum Hall, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr/, 412-624-1052.

Galileo Colloquium, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 19, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, peg1@pitt.edu, 412-624-1052.

“A Conversation with Paul O’Neill and Cokie Roberts,” Paul O’Neill, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, and Cokie Roberts, ABC News Political Analyst, 8 p.m. April 21, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, proceeds benefit Gilda’s Club, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

“Aristotle and Living Matter,” Alan Code, professor of philosophy, Rutgers University, 3:30 p.m. April 25, 244A Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Studies, 412-624-4494, www.classics.pitt.edu/events.


Should the Mon-Fayette Expressway Be Completed? Public debate, 6 p.m. today, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, William Pitt Debating Union, 412-624-2887, red20@pitt.edu.

Onibus 174 (Bus 174), 2002 film directed by Jose Padilha, 8:30 p.m. April 17, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, New Millenium Film Series, Center for Latin American Studies, www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano2008.blogspot.com.

Opening of Pitt’s Center for Energy, government and industry panelists discuss sustainable ways to solve the world’s energy challenges, 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 15, Alumni Hall 5th Floor; Center’s faculty, postdocs, and graduate students showcase their energy research, 4-5 p.m., www.energy.pitt.edu.

Grant Writing, workshop, 9:30 a.m. April 19, 4th Floor Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 2, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, survival@pitt.edu.

Careers Over Lunch, Survival Skills and Ethics Workshop, noon April 22, S100 Biomedical Science Tower 2, Pitt Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

Asian Studies Center Graduation Ceremony, 3 p.m. April 24, Lower Lounge, William Pitt Student Union, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

Madame Sata, 2002 film directed by Karim Ainouz, 8:30 p.m. April 24, William Pitt Union, New Millennium Film Series, sponsored by Pitt’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Center for Latin American Studies, and Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection, amigoscinelatinoamericano08@gmail.com.


The Melting Bridge, 7:30 p.m. April 15, world premiere of the third and final part of “The American Trilogy,” Bromeley Family Theatre, Pitt-Bradford, 814-362-5113.

Late Night Catechism, through May 11, 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

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. today, 1309A Cathedral of Learning.

Worasit Choochaiwattana, School of Information Sciences, “Using Social Annotations to Improve Web Search Committee List,” 10 a.m. April 17, 502 Information Sciences Building.

Lance G. Hampton, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “Justifications for the Iraq War: An Analysis of the Government’s Public Case for War, 2001 to 2003,” 10 a.m. April 18, 3200 Posvar Hall.

Uwe Schumacher, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, “Literarische Imgination und Soziologische Zeitdiagnose im Wiedervereinigten Deutschland. Untersuchungen zur Funktion von ‘Welthaltigkeit’ im Deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsroman am Beispiel von Ingo Schulze’s Simple Storie,” 10 a.m. April 18, 1218 Cathedral of Learning.

Jianhua Zhao, Department of Anthropology, “The Cultural Economy of Fashion Design in China,” noon April 18, 3106 Posvar Hall.

Paul Carlson Jr., School of Medicine’s Molecular Virology and Microbiology Graduate Program, “Recognition of Environmental Conditions Influences Francisella-macrophage Interactions,” 1 p.m. April 18, 1095 Biomedical Science Tower.

JiYeon Choi, School of Nursing, “Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Patients With Interstitial Lung Disease: A Pilot Study,” 3:30 p.m. April 18, 331 Victoria Building.

Nandini Krishnamoorthy, School of Medicine’s Immunology Graduate Program, “Mechanisms in Dendritic Cells That Promote Th2 and Th17 but Not Th1 Responses in the Lung,” 1 p.m. April 21, S123 Biomedical Science Tower.

Mariana Zinni, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “El Descubrimiento de America y la Invencion de un Nuevo Espacio Hermeneutico: Las Alternativas de la Mimesis y el Surgimiento de una Modernidad Contaminada,” 12:30 p.m. April 22, 1325 Cathedral of Learning.

Gregory K. Allen, Department of English, “The Word Made Cinematic: The Representation of Jesus in Cinema,” 11 a.m. April 24, 527 Cathedral of Learning.

Robert J. Tomko, Jr., School of Medicine’s Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program, “Cellular and Biochemical Regulation of Cdc25A by Nitrosative Insult,” 2 p.m. April 24, 1295 Biomedical Science Tower.

Xin He, School of Medicine’s Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program, “Role of PIK3IP1, a Negative PI3K Regulator, in Hepatic Tumorigenesis and Metabolism,” 3 p.m. April 24, 1105C Scaife Conference Center.

Razan Hamed, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, “Task Performance of Older Women With Major Depression,” 9 a.m. April 25, 4065 Forbes Tower.