Issue Date: 
October 27, 2008



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.

Angelique Kidjo, international singer, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, www.globalbeatspitt.com.

Mata String Quartet, noon Oct. 29, free lunch, Nordy’s Place, Lower Level, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays, PITT ARTS, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, featuring Janacek’s The Village Fiddler’s Child Ballad and Ives’ Symphony No. 2, 8 p.m. Oct. 29, free, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

38th Annual Pitt Jazz Concert, featuring Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet; Leon Ndugu Chancler, drums; Antonio Bart, alto saxophone; Mike Mossman, trumpet; Patrice Rushen, piano; 8 p.m. Nov. 1, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pitt Jazz Studies Program, 412-624-4187.

Biss Plays Mozart, featuring Marek Janowski, conductor: Jonathan Biss, piano, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4200, www.pittsburghsymphony.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,

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 Art, 55th Carnegie International, through Jan. 11; Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, through Jan. 18, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

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

Free at Last? Slavery in Pittsburgh in the 18th and 19th Centuries, through April 5, exhibition by the University of Pittsburgh at the Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.pghhistory.com.


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.

Eu Tu Eles (2000), directed by Acdrucha Waddington, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Latin American Film Series, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano2008.blogspot.com.

Voisins, Voisines (2005), directed by Malik Chibane, 7 p.m. Oct. 30, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Beur Is Beautiful: Maghrebi-French Filmmaking series, Pitt’s Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/global.


“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 Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, 412-624-5520, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu/events.

“Interdisciplinarity–A Roadmap of the Discussion With Indications of Some Construction Sites,” Hanne Anderson, University of Aarhus of Denmark professor of science studies, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 28, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talk, Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Sixty-five Years Later: Teaching the Holocaust in Germany Today,” Elke Gryglewski, Berlin’s House of Wannsee Conference Memorial and Educational Center senior educator, 2 p.m. Oct. 28, Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, Pitt’s School of Education, Department of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies Program, 412-624-5990, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu.

“Security and Cooperation in the Mediterranean Region: An Italian Outlook,” Ambassador Paolo Pucci di Benisichi, 4 p.m. Oct. 28, Conference Room S120, Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Sciences Tower, European Union Center of Excellence, 412-648-7405, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/euce.html.

Lecture by Ken Burns, award-winning documentarian, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Gerald McGinnis Cardiovascular Institute Speaker Series, 412-621-4253, www.soldiersandsailorshall.org.

“Reading, Writing, and Text,” Alison Stones, Pitt professor of history of art and architecture, noon Oct. 29, Room 203 Frick Fine Arts, History of Art and Architecture Colloquium, Pitt’s Department of History of Art and Architecture, 412-648-2400, www.haa.pitt.edu.

“The Hermeneutic Revolution in Contemporary Islam,” Mohammed Bamyeh, Pitt professor of sociology, noon Oct. 29, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium, Pitt’s Department of Religious Studies, 412-624-5990, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu.

“Printing a Pogrom: Violence and Print Communities in Interwar Romania,” Roland Clark, doctoral candidate in Pitt’s Department of History, 4 p.m. Oct. 29, Pitt’s Department of History, Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407, crees@pitt.edu.

“A Retrospective and Prospective on the Enigma of Women,” Lipika Mazumdar, University of Pittsburgh- Greensburg assistant professor of anthropology, 7 p.m. Oct. 29, Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center, Pitt-Greensburg, 724-836-7741, www.upg.pitt.edu.

Reading by Russel Banks, fiction writer and poet, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29, David Lawrence Hall, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, 412-624-6506, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Reading and Writing Chinese,” Charles Perfetti, director of Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center and professor of psychology, noon Oct. 30, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“Periadolescent Maturation of Dopamine Actions in the Prefrontal Cortex in Normal Rats and in Developmental Models of Schizophrenia,” Patricio O’Donnell, University of Maryland professor of medicine, 1 p.m. Oct. 30, A219 Langley Hall, Pitt’s Department of Neuroscience, 412-624-5043, www.neuroscience.pitt.edu.

Thornburgh Family Lecture in Disability Law and Policy, I. King Jordan, Gallaudet University former president, 1 p.m. Oct. 30, Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Ground Floor, Barco Law Building, Pitt’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Grand Rounds Fall 2008, 412-647-5700, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

“Excited State Chemistry in Complex Environments,” Todd Martinez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor of chemistry, 4 p.m. Oct. 30, 12B Chevron Science Center, Pitt’s Department of Chemistry, 412-624-8200, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“How the U.S. Government Uses Geoscience at the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to Reduce the Impact of Geological Disasters Worldwide,” Gari Mayberry, U.S. Agency for International Development geoscience advisor, 4 p.m. Oct. 30, 203 Thaw Hall, Fall 2008 Colloquium Series, Department of Geology and Planetary Science, 412-624-8780, www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

“Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Creole Itinerary,” Rebecca Scott, University of Michigan Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 4125 Sennott Square, E.P. Thompson Memorial Lecture, Pitt’s Department of History, 412-648-7455, www.pitt.edu/~pitthist.

“National Security Policy: Challenges for the New Administration and Congress,” William Danvers, lobbyist at Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland, and Stewart, Inc., 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 1500 Posvar Hall, Matthew B. Ridgway Speaker Series, National Security Network, University Center for International Studies, 412-624-7884, www.ridgway.pitt.edu.

“A Cross-Cultural Study of the Minority Experience: Koreans in Osaka and African Americans in Chicago, 1920-1945,” Chisato Hotta, postdoctoral fellow in Pitt’s University Center for International Studies, 2 p.m. Oct. 31, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.


Graduate School Fair, for all prospective international affairs graduate students, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 29, William Pitt Union, Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, register at the door or pre-register at www.apsia.org, 412-648-7640, www.gspia.pitt.edu.

Muslim Women in Modern America, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh’s first annual women’s conference, 9:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 1, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4100 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, 412-513-9716 or 412-513-9716.


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.

Multiplicity, seasonal showcase of Bodiography Contemporary Ballet and Pittsburgh arts community, 8 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2 p.m. Nov. 2, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., Downtown, Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, 412-521-6094 ext. 5, www.bodiographycbc.com.

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

Lysistrata, political comedy, through Nov. 9, Studio Theatre, Room B-72 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7529, www.pitt.play.edu.

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.

The Lady With All the Answers, by David Rambo, Nov. 13-Dec. 14, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 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.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Joseph F. Robare, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Prevention Research: The Center for Healthy Aging Demonstration Program,” 9 a.m. Oct. 29, 5th-floor Conference Room, Bellefield Professional Building.

Rocio Fuentes, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “The Discursive Construction of Intercultural Education in the Mexican Indigenous Context,” 9:30 a.m. Oct. 29, 4217 Posvar Hall.

Laura M. Yerges, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Genetic Determinants of Bone Mineral Density in Men: A Candidate Gene Approach to Studying a Complex Trait,” 1 p.m. Oct. 29, A523 Crabtree Hall.

Baqiyyah Conway, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Adiposity in Type 1 Diabetes,” 11 a.m. Oct. 31, 2nd-floor conference Room, Diabetes and Lipids Research Building, 3512 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

Stephanie Webster-Cheng, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music, “Composing, Revising, and Performing Suzhou Ballads: A Study of Political Control and Artistic Freedom in Tanci, 1949-1964,” 2 p.m. Oct. 31, Room 302, Music Building.