Issue Date: 
October 6, 2008


Patrizio Buanne, Italian baritone, 8 p.m. Oct. 8, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Chang & Rachmaninoff, featuring Andris Nelsons, conductor; Sarah Chang, violin; pieces by Theofanidis, Adams, and Rachmaninoff; through Oct. 11, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4200, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.


Dangdut Superstar Rhoma Iramaa and His Band Soneta, free admission, 8 p.m. Oct. 11, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, Department of Music, 412-648-7370, www.music.pitt.edu.

Pitt’s Heinz Chapel Choir, 3 p.m. Oct. 12, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.


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, Exploring the Arctic Seafloor: Photographs by Chris Linder; through Jan. 25, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemnh.org.

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


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., North Side, 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.


25 Watts (2002), film directed by Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Latin American Film Series, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, amigosdelcinelatinoamericano2008@blogspot.com, clas@pitt.edu.

Memories of October 17 (2002), directed by Faiza Guene and Bernard Richard, 17- minute film, in Arabic with English subtitles, 7 p.m. Oct. 9, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, Beur Is Beautiful: Maghrebi-French Filmmaking Series, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/global.

Memoire D’Immigres (1997), directed by Yamina Benguigui, part one of French documentary, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, Beur Is Beautiful: Maghrebi-French Filmmaking Series, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/global.

Lectures/Seminars/ Readings

“Global Public-Private Partnerships for Risk Management Improve Security for All and Need to Become the Norm, Not the Exception,” Scott E. McHugh, vice president for Global Asset Protection and Security at Wal-Mart, 3 p.m. Oct. 6, Room 528, Alumni Hall, Pitt’s Center for National Preparedness Seminar Series, 412-624-8291, www.cnp.pitt.edu/seminar.

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.

“Information-Theoretic Statistical Mechanics and the 2nd Law,” Daniel Parker, Virginia Tech University assistant professor of philosophy, 12:05 p.m.
Oct. 7, Room 817 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/%7epittcntr.

“Genetics of Alzheimer’s,” Peter St. George-Hyslop, University of Toronto professor of medicine and director of the Center for Research in Neurodegenerative Disease,
4 p.m. Oct. 7, Room A115, Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, Foster Charitable Trust, 412-383-8849, www.upmc.com.

“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, www.ridgway.pitt.edu.

“Comparative Education in Taiwan,”
Chen-Jui Su, doctoral candidate in Pitt’s School of Education, noon Oct. 8, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, 412-624-2918, dristas@pitt.edu.

“Chartres Cathedral: A New Perspective,” Karen Webb, doctoral candidate in Pitt’s Department of History of Art and Architecture, noon Oct. 9, 203 Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt’s Department of History of Art and Architecture, www.haa.pitt.edu/news/col_schedule.html.

“Markets in Crisis: Perspectives from Business and Law,”
featuring Douglas M. Branson, the W. Edward Sell Professor of Business Law at Pitt’s law school, and Ken Lehn, the Samuel A McCullough Professor of Finance at Katz Graduate School of Business, 1-2 p.m. Oct. 9, Moot Courtroom, Barco Law Building, 412-648-1401, leroy@pitt.edu.

“International Cooperation on Counter-Terrorism: A Comparative Case Study of Indonesia and Saudi Arabia,” A.S.M. Ali Ashraf, doctoral candidate in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, noon Oct. 9, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“Quid est Veritas? Trying to Disentangle the Real From the Mythical Pilate,”
Colum Hourihane, Princeton University director of the Index of Christian Art, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Room 203 Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt’s Department of Religious Studies, 412-624-5220, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu.

“The Effect of CO2 on the Integrity of Well Cement Under Geologic Sequestration Conditions,” Barbara Kutchko, researcher at the U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory, 4 p.m. Oct. 9, 203 Thaw Hall, Pitt’s Department of Geology and Planetary Science, Fall 2008 Colloquium Series, www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

“Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia,”
interdisciplinary conference, free admission, Oct. 10-12, Pitt’s University Center for International Studies, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu.


Namoli Brennet, singer and songwriter, free lunch, noon, Oct. 8, Nordy’s Place, Lower Level, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays, PITT ARTS, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts@pitt.edu.
“No Elder Care? Know Medicare,” workshop on caregiving options and the roles of Medicare and Medicaid, noon Oct. 8, Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union, Pitt’s Institute on Aging, LifeSolutions, 866-647-3432, www.hr.pitt.edu/benefits.


Ballet Maribor: Radio and Juliet,
through Oct. 11, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St. Downtown, Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, 412-456-6666, www.pifof.org.


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

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,
through Feb. 1, Theatre Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, CLO Cabaret Theater, 412-325-6766, www.clocabaret.com.

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

Michelle Sobolak, School of Education, “Effects of Amount of Vocabulary Instruction for Low-Socioeconomic Students,” 1 p.m. Oct. 6, Pitt’s Learning Reasearch and Development Center.