Issue Date: 
November 3, 2008



Michael Cavanaugh Sings the Music of Billy Joel & More, Nov. 6-9, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Pittsburgh Symphony POPS! Series, 412-392-4200, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Emerson String Quartet, featuring works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Dvorak, 8 p.m. Nov. 10, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, 412-624-4129, www.pittsburghchambermusic.org.


Phipps Conservatory and Botanical GardensFall Flower Show, through Nov. 9, One Schenley Park, Oakland, 412-441-4442, www.phipps.conservatory.org.

Hillman Library, Audubon Print, White-breasted Black-capped Nuthatch, through Nov. 17, 412-648-7715.

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 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, by the University of Pittsburgh at the Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.pghhistory.org.


Las Doce Sillas (1962), directed by Tomas Gutierrez Alea, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Latin American Film Series, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano2008.blogspot.com.

We Never Got the Welcome Home: Western Pennsylvania Vets Remember Vietnam (2008), produced by Northern Cambria High School students in cooperation with Pitt-Johnstown professor of history Paul Newman, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Pitt-Johnstown Living/Learning Center’s Heritage Hall, Pitt-Johnstown’s Department of History, 814-269-2987.


“(Not) Measuring the Unmeasurable: Strategies for Assessment in the Humanities,” Sherry Lee Linkson, Youngstown State University professor of English and American studies, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of English, 412-624-6506, www.english.pitt.edu.

“The Relativity of Inertia and Reality of Nothing,” Alexander Afriat, University of Urbino (Italy) professor of geometry, force, and general covariance, 12:05 p.m. Nov. 4, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talk, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“The Silk Road and Early Connections With the Korean Peninsula,” Sarah Nelson, University of Denver professor of anthropology, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 4, Seminar Room, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University Center for International Studies, Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“In the Shadow of Naram-Sin: Interpretive Paradigms and Biases in the Study of Some Mesopotamian Royal Monuments,” Melissa Eppihimer, doctoral candidate in Harvard University’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture, noon Nov. 5, 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 Whole World Is Our Country: Race, Ethnicity, and Internationalism in Jewish and Italian American Anarchism, 1890-1940,” Kenyon Zimmer, doctoral candidate in Pitt’s Department of History, 4 p.m. Nov. 5, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of History, www.pitt.edu/~pitthist.

“How to Cope With Stress for Better Physical and Mental Health,” Bruce S. Rabin, Pitt professor of pathology and psychiatry, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 5, Carnegie Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood, 2008-09 Mental Health and Wellness Lecture Series, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, register with Mary Fisher at 412-383-2732.

Paul Rusesabagina, humanitarian and feature character of film Hotel Rwanda, 8 p.m. Nov. 5, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Robert Morris University’s Pittsburgh Speakers Series, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghspeakersseries.org.

“Impact of Incarceration on Communities,” panel discussion, 8:30-10 a.m. Nov. 6, Duquesne University School of Law, Room 203 Hanley Hall, 900 Locust St., Uptown, Pennsylvania Prison Society, RSVP at 215-564-6005 ext. 112, www.prisonsociety.org.

“International Human Rights Narratives and Women’s Health,” David Barnard, Pitt professor of medicine, noon Nov. 6, Room 113 Barco Law Building, Pitt’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Grand Rounds Fall 2008, 412-647-5700, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

“Not a Pittsburgh Idea: History and the Eponymous Nickelodeon,” Michael Aronson, author, lecture and book signing, noon Nov. 6, Room 501 Cathedral of Learning, 412-624-6551.

“Simian Amphibians: The Mermaid Trade in Early Modern Japan,” Martha Chaiklin, Pitt professor of history, noon Nov. 6, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“Mrs. Polonius Goes to Italy: An Intimate Guide to Shakespeare’s Europe,” Julia Reinhard Lupton, University of California at Irvine professor of English and comparative literature, 4 p.m. Nov. 6, G24 Cathedral of Learning, Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, 412-624-5220, www.frenchanditalian.pitt.edu.

“The Formation of Helagell, SW-Iceland, a Monogenetic Subglacial Hyaloclastite Ridge: Sedimentology, Hydrology, and Ice-Volcano Interaction,” Herdis Schopka, doctoral candidate in Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, 4 p.m. Nov. 6, 203 Thaw Hall, Fall 2008 Colloquium Series, Pitt’s Department of Geology and Planetary Sciences, www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

Reading on Mars, literary readings celebrating Life on Mars, the 2008 Carnegie International, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, American Shorts Reading Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Hopeless Return and Endless Mourning: The Principles of Hope in Lee Chang-dong’s Secret Sunshine,” Seung-hwan Shin, doctoral candidate in Pitt’s Department of English, 2 p.m. Nov. 7, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Asian Studies Center, www.pitt.edu/%7edeall.

“Iron Chef Around the World: Japanese Food Television, Soft Power, and Cultural Globalization,” Gabriella Lukacs, Pitt professor of anthropology, 3 p.m. Nov. 7, 3106 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Department of Anthropology, 412-648-7500, www.pitt.edu/%7Epittanth.

“Doom, Gloom, and Prosperity: 45 Years of Environmental Predictions,” Tim Savisky, Pitt-Greensburg assistant professor of biology, 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center, Pitt-Greensburg, 724-836-7741, www.upg.pitt.edu.


Musuhalpa, music from Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, free lunch, noon Nov. 5, Nordy’s Place, Lower Level, William Pitt Union, Artful Wednesdays, PITT ARTS, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Global Links Medical Supplies Volunteer Day, organize medical supplies for distribution to needy countries, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Bloomfield, 412-624-7709, www.commrel.pitt.edu/CRO-volunteerpoolform.html.

Teaching Excellence Fair, showcases grant award winners from 2007-08, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7, Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall, Provost’s Advisory Council and Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education, 412-383-9729, www.cidde.pitt.edu.

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Open House, for prospective undergraduate and graduate students, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 8, Forbes Tower, 412-383-6556, www.shrs.pitt.edu/openhouse.

Teaching Workshop, Survival Skills and Ethics Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8, Lecture Room 2, 4th Floor, Scaife Hall, Pitt’s Survival Skills and Ethics Program, register at www.survival.pitt.edu or call 412-578-3716.

Hee-Sun Kim and K’Arts Korean Music Ensemble, traditional and contemporary Korean music and dance, free, 8 p.m. Nov. 10, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.


Cinderella, by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Nov. 6-9, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, 412-539-0900, www.pittsburghmusicals.com.

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

Mamma Mia! musical, through Nov. 9, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, 412-456-6666, www.broadwayacrossamerica.com.

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

Eric Hartman, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “Educating for Global Citizenship through Service-Learning: A Theoretical Account and Curricular Evaluation,” 9 a.m. Nov. 3, 3200 Posvar Hall.

Sudeshna Dasgupta, Graduate School of Public Health, “Association of Paraoxonase-2 Genetic Variation With Serum Paraoxonase Activity and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus,”
10 a.m. Nov. 3, 628A Parran Hall.

Ben Laurence, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, “Ideal Theory as Democratic Theory,” noon Nov. 5, 1001D Cathedral of Learning.

Tao Song, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, Development and Comparison of Different Methods of Evaluating Free-Response Roc Systems,” 11 a.m. Nov. 4, 325A Parran Hall.