Issue Date: 
October 13, 2008


Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra, music by John Adams, Amy Williams, Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), and others, 8 p.m. Oct. 14, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

The New World & Pittsburgh 250, featuring Leonard Slatkin, conductor;
Hila Plitman, soprano; and the
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh;
Oct. 17 and 19, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4200, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Astro-Rama, free admission, 7 p.m.,
Oct. 15-18, Schenley Plaza, Squonk Opera, 412-682-7275, www.squonkopera.com.

Sampson & Delila, opera,
Oct. 18-26, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org.


Mattress Factory, Anniversary Art Auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 7 p.m., auction, 8 p.m. Oct. 18; Inner & Outer Space, through Jan. 11, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.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, Exploring the Arctic Seafloor: Photographs by Chris Linder, through Jan. 25; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemnh.org.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Fall Flower Show, through Nov. 9, One Schenley Park, Oakland, 412-441-4442, www.phipps.conservatory.org.
Frick Fine Arts Building, Department of Studio Arts Faculty Exhibition, through Nov. 21, University Art Gallery, 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.


Temporada de Patos (2004), directed by Fernando Eimbcke, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Latin American Film Series, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, clas@pitt.edu, amigosdelcinelatinoamericano2008@blogspot.com.

Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man (2006), directed by Robin Shuffield, 5 p.m. Oct. 16, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s African Film series, Pitt’s African Studies Program and African Students’ Organization, 412-648-2058, www.ucis.pitt.edu/africa.

Memoire D’Immigres (1997) parts two and three of French documentary directed by Yamina Benguigui, 7 p.m. Oct. 16, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Beur Is Beautiful: Maghrebi-French Filmmaking series, Pitt’s Global Studies Program, Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/global.

Pittsburgh Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, Oct. 17-26, films shown primarily at South Side Works Cinema, but check schedule for other locations, 412-422-6776, www.plgfs.org.


School of Information Sciences Information Session, outline of program specializations, admission procedures, financial aid opportunities, and more for prospective students, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Room 522, Information Sciences Building, Pitt’s School of Information Sciences, 412-624-3988, to RSVP visit www.ischool.pitt.edu/news/learn-more.php.

“Human Migration: Disciplinary Contributions to Its History,” Patrick Manning, Pitt’s Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History, 4 p.m. Oct. 14, 2500 Posvar Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series, Pitt’s Department of History, 412-624-5750, www.pitt.edu/~pitthist.

“PINK1 Regulares Mitochondrial Authophagy through Fission in Neurons,” Ruben Dagda, Pitt professor of pathology, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Oct. 15, 1105C Scaife Hall, Postdoc Lunch Live! Pitt’s Postdoctoral Association, lunch reserved for those who register in advance, register at www.uppda.pitt.edu.

“Around the World in 110 Days,” Marion Dolan, Pitt’s History of Art and Architecture visiting lecturer, noon
Oct. 15, Room 203 Frick Fine Arts, History of Art and Architecture Colloquium, 412-648-2400, www.haa.pitt.edu.

“Improving Work-Life Balance for Career Satisfaction,” Maureen Murray, Maureen Murray Associates, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 15, S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 2008-09 Health Sciences Faculty Professional Development Series, Office of Academic Career Development, register at www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading and Award Ceremony, featuring 2008 Drue Heinz Literature Prize winner Anthony Varallo and judge Scott Turow, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, 412-624-6506, www.english.pitt.edu.

Paul Muldoon, poetry reading, 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, International Poetry Forum, 412-621-9893, www.thepoetryforum.org.

“Update on Chinese New Electronic Databases,” Xiuying Zou, Pitt public services librarian of the East Asian Library, noon Oct. 16, 4130 Posvar Hall, University Center for International Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Energy and Charge Transport in Self-assembled Systems for Solar Energy Conversion,” Michael R. Wasielewski, Northwestern University professor of chemistry, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 16, 12B Chevron Science Center, 22nd Annual Kaufman Lectures, Pitt’s Department of Chemistry, 412-624-8200, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“What Determines the Partitioning of Precipitation Between Runoff, ET, and Storage?–Hydrological Processes and Their Significance,” Xu Liang, Pitt professor of civil and environmental engineering, 4 p.m. Oct. 16, 203 Thaw Hall, Fall 2008 Colloquium series, Department of Geology and Planetary Science, www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

“Approximation Algorithms: A Tour D’Horizon,” Michel X. Goemans, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Leighton Family Professor of Mathematics, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17, 5317 Sennott Square, Pitt’s Department of Computer Science, www.cs.pitt.edu.

“The Transitional Diffusion of Anti-Communism: Conservative Women in Brazil and Chile in the 1960s and 1970s,” Margaret Power, author of Right-Wing Women in Chile: Feminine Power and the Struggle Against Allende, 1964-1973, noon Oct. 17, 2431 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Dynamics of Photogenerated Multi-Spin Systems: The Road to Molecular Spintronics,” Michael R. Wasielewski, Northwestern University professor of chemistry, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 12B Chevron Science Center, 22nd Annual Kaufman Lectures, Pitt’s Department of Chemistry, 412-624-8200, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea, and the United States,” Alexis Dudden, University of Connecticut professor of history, 4 p.m. Oct. 17, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of History, www.pitt.edu/~pitthist.

“Making Oral Presentations,”
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18, Lecture Room 2, Fourth Floor, Scaife Hall, Survival Skills & Ethics Workshop, 412-578-3716, www.survivial.pitt.edu.

Richard Russo, author, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-624-4187, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Presentation on Pittsburgh’s 1877 Show Trials of the ‘Molly Maguires,’” Pitt international law student Hal Smith, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20, William Pitt Union Ballroom, Pitt Pre-Law Student Organization, 412-586-4864, echoesoferin.blogspot.com/2008/03/molly-maguires.html.


Kenia & Company, Brazilian jazz band, free lunch, noon, Oct. 15, Nordy’s Place, Lower Level, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays, PITT ARTS, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Esprit de Pittsburgh 2008, Pittsburgh Young Professionals’ Gala Event,
7-10:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 31st Floor, Regional Enterprise Tower, 425 Sixth Ave., Downtown, to purchase tickets visit www.pyp.org.


Tallis Scholars, 8 p.m. Oct. 18, Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Shadyside, Renaissance & Baroque Society of Pittsburgh, 412-682-7262. www.rbsp.org.

The Essential Internship: Snaring One in the Media, Public Relations, and Publishing, a panel discussion with representatives from television, radio, magazines, and newspapers as well as publishing and public relations companies, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Lower Lounge William Pitt Union, Pitt’s Department of English, 412-624-1737, www.english.pitt.edu/events/internships.htm.


Twenty Eighty-Four, multimedia and theatrical performance presented by The Pillow Project, 8 p.m. through Oct. 25, The Space Upstairs, 214 N. Lexington St., East End, 412-225-9269, www.pillowproject.org.

Defending the Caveman, theatrical performance, through Oct. 18, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

KASSY’S Liga, theatrical performance, through Oct. 18, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-6930, www.pgharts.org.

The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl, through Oct. 26, Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Pitt Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7529, www.pitt.play.edu.

If You Give a Pig a Pancake, by Laura Numeroff, through Oct. 27, five locations including Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater, 412-321-5520, www.pghkids.org.

Diane’s Heart, by Rob Penny, through Nov. 1, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Seventh Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 412-624-7298, www.kuntu.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, by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, 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

Zhibao Mi, School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics, “Dimension Reduction and Robust Classification Models in the Disease Prediction by Genomic and Cell-based Assays,” 9 a.m. Oct. 15, 325A Parran Hall.