Issue Date: 
October 20, 2008



George Winston, folk pianist, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Bromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, 2008-09 Season Subscription Series, 814-362-5113, www.upb.pitt.edu.

Shakespeare & Steinbacher, featuring Marek Janowski, conductor; Arabella Steinballer, violin; Oct. 24-26, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4200, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Emerson String Quartet, featuring works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Dvorak, 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, 412-624-4129, www.pittsburghchambermusic.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, 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.

Frick Art and Historical Center, From Michelangelo to Annibale Carracci: A Century of Italian Drawings, through Jan. 4,  7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

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

Carnegie Museum of Art55th Carnegie International, through Jan. 11; Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, through Jan. 18; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

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


Wesh Wesh Qu’est ce Qui se Passe? (2001), directed by Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche, 7 p.m. Oct. 23, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Beur Is Beautiful: Maghrebi-French Filmmaking series, Pitt’s Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/global.

Lista de Espera (2000), directed by Juan Carlos Tabio, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Latin American Film Series, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, amigoscinelatinoamericano08@blogspot.com.


20oct-gatsbbyoutline.jpgRichard 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/mollymaguires.html.

“National Identities in Contemporary Macedonia,” Philip Murphy, professor in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, noon Oct. 21, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7407, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Relativizing the Relativized A Priori: On the Development of Reichenbach’s Axioms of Coordination/Axioms of Connection Distinction,” Flavia Padovani, University of Geneva visiting fellow of history and philosophy of science, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 21, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Hip-hop Movement Among the Turkish Community: Emergence in Germany, Interactions With Turkey, Developments up to Recent Times,” Dorit Klebe, Berlin University lecturer of music, 11 a.m. Oct. 22, 132 Music Building, Pitt’s Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu.

“At Home in Archaic Athens: The Archaeology of a House Near the Athenian Agora,” Kathleen Lynch, University of Cincinnati professor of classics, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 204 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Changing Gender Roles in Japan,” Keith Brown, Pitt professor emeritus of anthropology, 5 p.m. Oct. 22, 106 Allen Hall, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, wbennett@us-japan.org.

“Grants Over Lunch,” noon Oct. 23, brown bag lunch, Room S120 Biomedical Science Tower 2, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

“Health Care Financing and Delivery in China: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions,” Wei Wang, Pitt  doctoral candidate in economics, noon Oct. 23, 4130 Posvar Hall, Fall 2008 Asia Over Lunch series, University Center for International Studies, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Aerobic Oxidative Amination Reactions Catalyzed by Pd and Cu,” Shannon Stahl, University of Wisconsin at Madison professor of chemistry, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 12B Chevron Science Center, Pitt’s Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Setting Goals to Keep Your Career on Track,” R. Kevin Grigsby, Penn State University professor of medicine, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 23, S100 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.

“The Russian Evacuation of Warsaw, 1915,” Robert Blobaum, West Virginia University professor of history, 3 p.m. Oct. 23, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of History, Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407, crees@pitt.edu.

“Testing the Histone Code Hypothesis Using Synthesis,” Tom Muir, Rockefeller University Richard E. Salomon Family Professor of Chemistry, 4 p.m. Oct. 23, 12B Chevron Science Center, Pitt’s Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Variations in the Estrogenicity Index of Channel Catfish Flesh and Fat From the Three Rivers of Pittsburgh,” Dan Volz, Pitt professor of environmental and occupational health,
4 p.m. Oct. 23, 203 Thaw Hall, Fall 2008 Colloquium series, Pitt’s Department of Geology and Planetary Science, www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

“Jewish Art: Yes, But Is It Kosher? The Collision Between Artist Materials and the Rules of Kashrut,” Ben Schachter, Saint Vincent College professor of fine arts, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 1640 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of Religious Studies, Jewish Studies Program, and Israeli Heritage Classroom Committee, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu/events.

“Transnational Challenges to Security,” Brian Katulis, Center for American Progress senior fellow, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 1500 Posvar Hall, Matthew B. Ridgway Center speaker series, 412-624-7884, www.ridgway.pitt.edu.

“Computational Methods for Failure Analysis at the Nanoscale and Macroscale,” Ted Belytschko, Northwestern University professor of engineering, 3 p.m. Oct. 24, Concordia Club, 4204 O’Hara St., Oakland, 2008 Westinghouse Distinguished Lecture, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department, 412-624-7661.

“Why Constructive Relativity Fails,” John D. Norton, Pitt professor of history and philosophy of science, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 24, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Poetry Reading by Pedro Lastra, State University of New York at Stony Brook professor emeritus of Hispanic languages and literatures, 2 p.m. Oct. 24, 208B Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Center for Latin American Studies, connie@pitt.edu.

“Cultural Socialization of Children’s Anger and Shame in Rural Nepal,” Pamela Cole, Penn State University professor of psychology, 3 p.m. Oct. 24, 4127 Sennott Square, Pitt’s Department of Psychology, www.psychology.pitt.edu.

“The Last Soviet Dreamer: Encounters With Leonid Potemkin,” Jochen Hellbeck, Rutgers University professor of history, 1 p.m. Oct. 27, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407, crees@pitt.edu.

“What Is the European Genizah? A Survey of Hebrew Manuscript Discoveries in Italy and Spain and Their Importance for Jewish Studies,” Mauro Perani, University of Bologna professor of Hebrew codicology and palaeography, 4 p.m. Oct. 27, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Jewish Studies Program, and the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, 412-624-5520, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu/events.


Annual Sustainability Research Symposium, hosted by Mascaro Center for Sustainability; lunch provided, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 23, 1175 Benedum Hall, RSVP by Oct. 16 to kaw54@pitt.edu or 412-624-6718, www.mascarocenter.pitt.edu.

Launch of Pitt’s Center for Simulation and Modeling, joint project between Pitt School of Arts and Sciences and the Swanson School of Engineering, 1:30-5 p.m. Oct. 24, Fifth Floor Events Room, Alumni Hall, www.sam.pitt.edu.

“The Medicine of Poverty,” William Markle, professor of family medicine in Pitt’s School of Medicine, 6 p.m. Oct. 25, Churchill Valley Country Club, annual banquet fundraiser to benefit the Functional Literacy Ministry of Haiti, 412-784-0342.

Chirgilchin Tuvan Throat Singers, with The Appalasian Trio, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, cosponsored by Pitt Department of Music’s Music on the Edge and Garfield Artworks, 412-361-2262, www.garfieldartworks.com.


The Department, theatrical performance by Norwegian theater company Jo Stromgren Kompani, Oct. 23-24, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side, Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, 412-471-6930, www.pgharts.org.

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.

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.

Samson et Dalila, opera, through Oct. 26, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org.

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.

The Great Gatsby, ballet, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, 412-456-6666, www.pbt.org.

Diane’s Heart Dries Out Still More, 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.

Long Story Short, by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, through Nov. 16, Pittsburgh City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.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

Tracee Imai, School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Geology and Planetary Science, “Andesitic Peperite Generation in a Montane Fluvial Setting: Understanding the Miocene Mehrten Formation at Kirkwood, California,” 2 p.m. Oct. 21, Room 214 Space Research Coordination Center.