Issue Date: 
September 29, 2008


“President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Soldiers and Sailors Military Band Concert Series; free admission to museum 10 a.m.-6 p.m. as part of Allegheny County Regional Asset District RADical Days 2008, 412-621-4253, www.soldiersandsailorshall.org.

The Americas, Lilly Abreu, soprano; Tangueros De Ley, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7394, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas.

Over the Rainbow-Linda Eder Sings Judy Garland’s Songbook, Linda Eder, vocals, Oct. 2-5, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4200, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.


Frick Fine Arts, Department of Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition, Oct. 1-Nov. 21, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt’s School of Arts and Sciences, 412-648-2430, www.studioarts.pitt.edu.

Cultural District Gallery Crawl,
5:30 p.m. Oct. 3, throughout the Cultural District, Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Frick Art & Historical Center,
A Panorama of Pittsburgh: Nineteenth-Century Printed Views, through Oct. 5, 7227 Reynolds St., Squirrel Hill, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art,
Abstract Art Before 1950: Watercolors, Drawings, Prints and Photographs, through Oct. 18; 55th Carnegie International, through Jan. 11; Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, through Jan. 18; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Painting in the United States,
through Oct. 19, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-837-1500 ext. 33, www.wmuseumaa.org.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Insects, Ink, & Inklings: Illustrations by Jane Hyland, through Nov. 1; Born of Fire: The Life and Pottery of Margaret Tafoya, through Jan. 4, R.P. Simmons Family Gallery; Exploring the Arctic Seafloor: Photographs by Chris Linder, through Jan. 25; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemnh.org.

Silver Eye Center for Photography, Eloquent Eggs & Disintegrating Dice: Photographs by Rosamond Purcell, through Nov. 29, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.

American Jewish Museum, Love/Fences/Nests Projects by Ally Reeves, through Dec. 15, 5738 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill, 412-521-8011, www.jccpgh.org/museum.asp.

Andy Warhol Museum, 1958, through Jan. 11, 117 Sandusky St., Northside, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Mattress Factory, Inner & Outer Space, through Jan. 11, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.


Daddy and Papa (2002), directed by John Symons, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Danforth Room, University Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies, Pitt’s School of Arts and Sciences, www.english.pitt.edu.

Valentin (2002), directed by Alejandro Agresti, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Latin American Film Series, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, amigoscinelatinoamericano08@blogspot.com, clas@pitt.edu.

Honey and Clover (2006), directed by Kenichi Kasai, 7 p.m. Oct. 3, McConomy Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, Japanese Film Festival, Pitt’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

Lectures/Seminars/ Readings

Reading by Maxine Hong Kingston, fiction and nonfiction writer, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29, David Lawrence Hall, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, 412-624-6506, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Taking Aim at Osteoarthritis: Report From the Front Line,” Constance R. Chu, the Albert B. Ferguson Jr. Assistant Professor in Pitt’s Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopedic Surgery and director of the Cartilage Restoration Program , 4:30 p.m. Sept. 30, 2500 Posvar Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture, 412-624-5750, www.provost.pitt.edu/index.html.

Reading by Paula Bohince, poet and author, 7 p.m. Sept. 30, Village Hall coffeehouse, Pitt-Greensburg, 2008-09 Written/Spoken Reading Series, 724-836-7481, loj@pitt.edu, www.upg.pitt.edu.

“Responsible Conduct of Research for Emerging Investigators: Understanding Relations Between Academia and Industry,” Barbara E. Barnes, assistant vice chancellor for continuing education in Pitt’s School of Health Sciences, and Leland L. Glenna, professor of rural sociology at Penn State University, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 1, Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall, 2008 Preview Event for Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-8486, register at www.science2008.pitt.edu/specialevents.html.

Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine, 8 p.m. Oct. 1, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Robert Morris University’s Pittsburgh Speakers Series, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghspeakersseries.org.

“Building Resilience Through Sociotechnical Systems: Early Tsunami Detection for Sumatra, Indonesia,”
Louise Comfort, Pitt professor of public and international affairs, noon Oct. 2, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“Why Sociology Matters in Bioethics,” Linda J. Morrison, Duquesne University professor of sociology and graduate center for social and public policy, noon Oct. 2, Room 113 Barco Law Building, Pitt’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Grand Rounds Fall 2008, 412-647-5700, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

“Basaltic Volcanoes—Surface to Source—and Ties to Risk Assessment,” Greg Valentine, SUNY Buffalo professor of geology, 4 p.m. Oct. 2, 203 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, Fall 2008 Colloquium Series, www.geology.pitt.edu.

“Slavery: An Old Crime in the New Global Economy,”
Benjamin E. Skinner, author, and Kevin Bales, Roehampton University professor of sociology, 6 p.m. Oct. 2, 107 Barco Law Building, Global Issues Lectures Series, 412-624-2918, www.globalsolutionspgh.org.

Pittsburgh in Words, literary readings about Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2, WYEP Community Broadcast Center, 67 Bedford Square, South Side, Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, American Shorts Reading Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

Linda Sue Park, author, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 4, Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, Black, White, & Read All Over Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

Edwidge Danticat, author, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-624-4187, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Global Public-Private Partnerships for Risk Management Improves Security for All and Need to Become the Norm, Not the Exception,”
Scott E. McHugh, Wal-Mart’s vice president for global asset protection and security, 3 p.m. Oct. 6, Room 528 Alumni Hall, registration recommended by Oct. 3, register at 412-624-8291, www.cnp.pitt.edu/seminar.

 “Iran in the New Middle East,” Ray Takeyh, Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow on the Middle East, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 1500 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center, the National Security Network, Pittsburgh Middle East Institute, www.ridgway.pitt.edu.


Book Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29, Assembly Room, William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh Book Center, 412-648-1455.

Health, Safety, and Security Day, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 30, William Pitt Union Patio and Lawn, Pitt Department of Environmental Health and Safety and Staff Association Council, 412-624-4236, sac@pitt.edu.

Fall 2008 Job/Internship Fair,
noon-6 p.m. Oct. 1, Petersen Events Center, University of Pittsburgh, 412-648-7130, www.careers.pitt.edu.

RAD Day at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, free admission, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 2, One Schenley Park, Oakland, Allegheny County Regional Asset District RADical Days, 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org.

RAD Day at Society for Contemporary Craft, free admission, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 2, 2100 Smallman St., Strip District, Allegheny County Regional Asset District RADical Days, www.contemporarycraft.org.

Celebrating Gandhi: The Man & His Teachings, candlelight vigil, interfaith prayer, and talk by University of Notre Dame professor David Cortright, 7 p.m. Oct. 2, Heinz Chapel, Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/.

RAD Day at Pittsburgh Glass Center,
glassblowing demonstrations and art exhibitions, free admission, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 3, 5472 Penn Ave., Friendship, Allegheny County Regional Asset District’s RADical Days, www.pittsbrghglasscenter.org.

RAD Day at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, screening from Ann Arbor Film Festival, free admission, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland, Allegheny County Regional District’s RADical Days, www.pghfilmmakers.org.

RAD Day at Attack Theater, free admission 8-11 p.m., free performances at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., Oct. 3, 4805 Penn Ave., Garfield, Allegheny County Regional Asset District’s RADical Days, www.attacktheatre.com/buildex.html.

RAD Day at Bulgarian Cultural Center, free admission, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 4, 449-451 W. Eighth Ave., West Homestead, Allegheny County Regional Asset District’s RADical Days, www.bmnecc.org.

RAD Day at the National Aviary,
free admission, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4, Allegheny Commons West, off Arch Street, North Side, Allegheny County Regional Asset District’s RADical Days, www.aviary.org.

RAD Day at Frick Art & Historical Center, free admission, tours, and family activities, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, Allegheny County Regional Asset District’s RADical Days, www.thefrickpittsburgh.org.

RAD Day at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, free admission, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., “Clay Olympics,” 1-4 p.m. Oct. 5, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside, Allegheny County Regional Asset District’s RADical Days, www.thefrickpittsburgh.org.

RAD Day at the Andy Warhol Museum, free admission, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, Allegheny County Regional Asset District’s RADical Days, www.carnegiemuseums.org.

RAD Day at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh,
free admission, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 5, 10 Children’s Way, North Side, Allegheny County Regional Asset District RADical Days, www.pittsburghkids.org.

RAD Day at the Mattress Factory, free admission, noon- 5 p.m. Oct. 5, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, Allegheny County Regional Asset District’s RADical Days, www.mattress.org.

RAD Day at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History,
free admission and parking, noon- 5 p.m. Oct. 5, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Allegheny County Regional Asset District’s RADical Days, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org, www.carnegiemnh.org.


The Iliad, theatrical performance by the Aquila Theater Company, 4 p.m. Sept. 29, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Elie Kihonia & Wacongo Dance Company,
musicians and dancers from Congo perform ancestral songs and dances of Central Africa, free lunch, noon Oct. 1, Nordy’s Place, Lower Level, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays, PITT ARTS, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Magic Tree House: The Musical, through Oct. 4, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Wicked, musical, through Oct. 5, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, 412-456-6666, www.broadwayacrossamerica.com.

Radio Golf by August Wilson, through Nov. 2, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

The Wonder Bread Years by Pat Hazell, indefinite-run special engagement, Lester Hamburg Studio Theatre at City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Heather Hensler, Graduate School of Public Health, “Studies of Human Herpesvirus-8 Interactions With Dendritic Cells,” 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30, Room 109 Parran Hall.

Melinda R. Bolar, School of Education, “Effects of Training Status, Exercise Made, and Intensity on Differentiated Ratings of Perceived Exertion,” 1 p.m. Oct. 2, Conference Room, Petersen Events Center.

Eileen St. John,
School of Education, “Cognitive Tutoring Systems: A Look at How the Utilization of an Audio Support System Impacts the World Problem Solving Skills of Struggling Readers