Issue Date: 
February 16, 2009


Al Jarreau, seven-time Grammy winner in jazz, pop, and rhythm and blues,
7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff, featuring the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Haydn Oboe Concerto with soloist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida; Manfred Honeck, conductor; Feb. 20-22, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Banchetto Musicale, Flanders Recorder Quartet, 8 p.m. Feb. 21, Synod Hall, Fifth Avenue and North Craig Street, Oakland, Renaissance & Baroque Society of Pittsburgh, 412-682-7262, www.rbsp.org.


Kimbo Gallery, In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh, multimedia exhibition, Feb. 16-27, William Pitt Union, Pitt’s Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

KOA Art GalleryPeople, Places, Things: Photography Exhibition, by photographer Ward Roe, through Feb. 27, Blaisdell Hall, Pitt-Bradford, Spectrum Series, 814-362-5271, www.upb.pitt.edu.

Miller GallerySigns of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now, guest curated by Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee, through March 8, Carnegie Mellon University, Purnell Center for the Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill, 412-268-3618, www.cmu.edu/millergallery.

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.org.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 99, through March 15; Casey Reas/Marius Watz: New Generative Form, curated by Golan Levin; Zoo. Logic+ by Pat Bellan-Gillen; Transformations, exhibition of local and national bead artists; all through April 15, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 412-361-0873, www.pittsburgharts.org.


Boquitas Pintadas (1974), directed by Leopoldo Torre, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Amigos del Cine Latino Americano Spring 2009 Series, www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.blogspot.com.

Black Gold: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2006), directed by Marc Francis and Nick Francis, 7 p.m. Feb. 19, Classroom A, Center for Museum Education, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Main, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Reel to Reel Documentary Film Series, 412-622-3105, www.carnegielibrary.org.

Tropa de Elite (2007), directed by José Padilha, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 1501 Posvar Hall, free pizza, Extreme Cinema: The Many Faces of Shock Cinematheque Series, Pitt Department of English, 412-624-6506, www.english.pitt.edu.

La Meglio Gioventù (2003), directed by Marco Tullio Giordana, Part I, 7 p.m.
Feb. 20; also Part II, 7 p.m. Feb. 21, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, New Italian Cinema 2000-08: History, Family, Violence Series, Pitt’s Film Studies and Cultural Studies programs, 412-624-5222, www.filmstudies.pitt.edu.


“Not All Black and White: The Challenges of Covering Race in the Mass Media,” Mark Roth, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette senior staff writer, noon Feb. 17, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Reed Smith Speaker Series, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems, www.crsp.pitt.edu/service.html.

“Power of Economic Nationalism: Golden Age of Serbs in Croatia in the Early 20th Century,” Nives Rumenjak, author and scholar, 12:30-
2 p.m. Feb. 17, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Getting to the Payline: Writing Successful NSRA Fellowship Applications,” Joan M. Lakoski, associate vice chancellor for academic career development and Pitt professor of pharmacology, and Robert J. Milner, Pennsylvania State University professor of behavorial sciences, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 17, S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 2009 Postdoctoral Professionalism Series, Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-9572, register at www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

In Sisterhood The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh, a roundtable about local women’s activism, 4 p.m. Feb. 17, Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Contemporary Art and the Contemporaneity Question,” Terry Smith, Pitt’s Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory,
7 p.m. Feb. 17, Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center, Pitt-Greensburg, 2009 La Cultura Lecture Series, 724-836-7741, www.upg.pitt.edu.

“A Feminist Profession? Teaching Feminist Theory and Practice in Social Work,” Sara Goodkind, Pitt assistant professor of social work, noon Feb. 18, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Healthcare for Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon,”
Christian Frenopoulo, a Pitt graduate student in anthropology, noon Feb. 18, 4217 Posvar Hall, Brown Bag Lunch series, Pitt’s Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

General K Award Workshop, Joan M. Lakoski, associate vice chancellor for academic career development and Pitt professor of pharmacology, and Robert J. Milner, Pennsylvania State University professor of behavorial sciences, 3-5 p.m. Feb. 18, S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, 2009 NIH Career Development Award Workshops, Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-9572, register at www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

“Republican Beijing: Urban Cultural Change in GIS Perspective,” Billy Kee Long So, Chinese University of Hong Kong professor of history, 3 p.m. Feb. 18, 4217 Posvar Hall, Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“Ethics and Public Corruption: An Insider’s View,”
Richard Juliano, felon and former deputy chief of staff to former governor George Ryan of Illinois; and Hank Shea, senior distinguished fellow in University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota and former assistant U.S. attorney, noon Feb. 19, Teplitz Moot Courtroom, Ground Floor, Barco Law Building, Pitt’s School of Law, 412-648-1490, www.law.pitt.edu.

“Tale of Two Koreas: Division System, Semi-sovereignty, and Broken Subjectivity in ‘Shiri’ and ‘JSA’,” Seung-Hwan Shin, Pitt PhD candidate in English, noon Feb. 19, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, 412-383-3062, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“The EU, NATO, and the U.S. in the New Century: Trends in Competition and Cooperation,”
Nordenberg University Chair Alberta Sbragia, director of Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and
European Studies Center, and Michito Tsuroaka, fellow at German Marshall Fund in Brussels, 1 p.m. Feb. 19, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Annual Jean Monnet Symposium, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence, European Studies Center, 412-648-7405, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce.

“Allegories of Violence: The Medieval Ritual Murder Accusation and Scholarly Projects of Memory,” Hannah Johnson, Pitt professor of English, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 412-624-5520, www.pitt.edu/~medren/index.html.

“Image of War in Chechnya,” Zarema Mukusheva, Heinz Foundation Fellow,
6 p.m. Feb. 19, 113 Barco Law Building, Global Issues Lecture Series, Global Studies Program, Global Solutions Education Fund, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“The Winter’s Tale.” Heather McNaugher, Chatham University assistant professor of writing, reading and discussion of William Shakespeare’s work, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 19, First Floor Quiet Reading Room, Carnegie
Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Love, Forgiveness, & Wisdom Series, to register call 412-622-3151 or e-mail newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org.

2009 Student Conference on Latin American Social and Public Policy, graduate and undergraduate students present papers, works-in-progress, and other academic work, 8 a.m.-5:50 p.m., Feb. 20-21; Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7393, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“The Gender Wage Gap: New National and Regional Strategies,” conference featuring keynote speaker Jocelyn Frye, newly appointed director of policy and projects for First Lady Michelle Obama and deputy assistant to President Obama for domestic policy, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 20, Barco Law Building, Pitt School of Law, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Evaluating Demands for Life-Prolonging Treatment Based Upon Religious Beliefs,” Daniel P. Sulmasy, Sisters of Charity Chair in Ethics at St. Vincent Hospital-Manhattan and professor of medicine in New York Medical College, 11 a.m. Feb. 20, 7 Main-Auditorium, Montefiore Hospital, Grand Rounds Spring 2009 Lecture Series, Pitt Center for Bioethics and Health Law, 412-647-5700, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

“The Protocols for Native American Archival Materials and the Future of Archival Work,” David L. George-Shongo Jr., Seneca Nation archivist and Society of American Archivists Native American Archives Round Table member, 11 a.m. Feb. 20, Room 501 Information Sciences Building, Archival Agitators and Advocates Lecture Series, Pitt’s School of Information Sciences, 412-624-5139, www.ischool.pitt.edu.

“Realism, Reception, and 1968,” Susan Z. Andrade, Pitt professor of English, noon Feb. 20, 512 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of English, 412-624-6506, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Echoes From the Distant Past: Music and Musical Instruments of Ancient China, Japan, and Korea,” lectures by Ingrid Furniss, University of Texas at Arlington assistant professor of art history, Bell Yung, Pitt professor of music, and Bo Lawergren, Hunter College professor emeritus in physics; recital by Tomoko Sugawara, harpist and kugo player; 1:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Dining Room A, William Pitt Union, Asian Studies Center, Pitt Department of Music, 412-648-7371, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“The Origin of the Universe and the Arrow of Time,” Sean Carroll, California Institute of Technology professor of physics, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Annual Lecture Series, Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“From a Hermit to a King: When and Where Did the Hermit Crab Lose Its Shell?”
Cliff Cunningham, Duke University professor of biology, 3 p.m. Feb. 20, Bayer Learning Center, Pappert Lecture Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown; also 1 p.m. Feb. 21, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland; Evidence for Evolution: A Celebration of Charles Darwin’s 200th Birthday Lecture Series, Duquesne University, www.sepa.duq.edu/darwin/talks.html.

“Management Skills,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 21, Lecture Room 2, 4th Floor, Scaife Hall, Survival Skills and Ethics Workshop, to register call 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.


World Premiere: Invisible Children Mega Event, humanitarian groups fair and world premiere of Invisible Children documentary on the history of conflict in northern Uganda, 3-11 p.m. Feb. 16, Assembly Room, William Pitt Union, Pitt Global Studies Program, One Life, One World, One Peace, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

Passport to the World: Korea, Korean folktales, arts and crafts led by Pitt students, open to children 3-9 years old, 2-3 p.m. Feb. 21, Carnegie Library of Oakland, Children’s Library, Asian Studies Center, to register call 412-622-3122 or visit www.clpgh.org/events.

Shona Sharif African Drum & Dance Ensemble, African, African American and Caribbean song, music, and dance, 2 p.m. Feb. 22, free, First Floor Quiet Reading Room, Carnegie Library-Main, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, World Kaleidoscope! Series, 412-622-3151, www.carnegielibrary.org.


DeeConstruction, free one-woman comedy about home remodeling, written and performed by Dee Ryan, 7 p.m. Feb. 16, Public Exposure Reading Series, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

Passion Reflected, three dance premieres,  “Remainder,” “Ardiente,” and “At a Later Date,” 8 p.m. Feb. 16-17, 20-21, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side, Attack Theatre, 412-441-8444, www.attacktheatre.com.

Fiddler on the Roof, Feb. 17-18, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, 412-456-6666, www.broadwayacrossamerica.com/pittsburgh.

DRUMLine Live, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Mouth to Mouth,
drama by Kevin Elyot, through Feb. 22, Quantum Theatre, 121 Seventh St., Downtown, 412-394-3353, www.quantumtheatre.com.

Male Intellect: The 2nd Coming!
by Robert Dubac, one-man comedy about the differences between men and women, through March 15, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-CITY, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, through May 10,
719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, CLO Cabaret Theater, 412-281-3973, www.pittsburghclo.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Teodora Pene Dumitrescu, Pitt School of Medicine, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, “Investigating the SRC Kinase HCK Functions in Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Using Chemical Genetics Methods,” 11 a.m. Feb. 16, 1395 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

Xiao Wang, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, “Flurous Synthesis of a Tri-Beta-Peptide Library and Four Isomers of Macrolactone SCH725674,” 2 p.m. Feb. 17, 307 Eberly Hall.

Lesley Ann Colgan, Pitt School of Medicine, Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology, “Trafficking and Activity Dependent Function of Vesicular Transporters,” 9 a.m. Feb. 23, 1495 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.