Issue Date: 
March 16, 2009


French Delights and Beethoven Bliss, featuring works by Honegger, Milhaud, and Beethoven; Lawrence Loh, conductor; Christopher Wu, violinist; James Gorton, oboist; 7:30 p.m. March 19, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland; 8 p.m. March 21, Upper St. Clair High School; Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

The Legendary Bernadette Peters, with Marvin Laird, conductor; 7:30 p.m. March 19, 8 p.m. March 20-21, 2:30 p.m. March 22, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, PNC Pittsburgh Symphony POPS! 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

1969, revolutionary-spirit-infused music of the late 60s performed by Alarm Will Sound, a 20-piece orchestra, 8 p.m. March 20, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side, Pitt’s Music on the Edge, Andy Warhol Museum, 412-394-3353, www.music.pitt.edu.


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.


Un Hombre de Exito (1985), directed by Humberto Solas, 7:30 p.m. March 18, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Amigos del Cine Latino Americano Spring 2009 Series, www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.blogspot.com.

The Passion of the Christ (2004), directed by Mel Gibson, 6:30 p.m. March 20, 1501 Posvar Hall, presented by Devan Goldstein, Pitt film studies doctoral candidate, free pizza, “Extreme Cinema: The Many Faces of Shock” Cinematheque Series, Pitt Film Studies Program, 412-624-6565, www.filmstudies.pitt.edu.


“The Long-term Impact of Youth Activism: The Curious Case of Teach for America,” Doug McAdams, professor of sociology and director of urban studies at Stanford University, noon March 19, 4606 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Sociology, Pittsburgh Social Movements Forum, 412-648-7580, http://www.pitt.edu/~socdept/graduate.html.

Ninth Annual School of Arts and Sciences Grad Expo, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 16, complimentary breakfast and lunch, Assembly Room, Ballroom, and Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, 412-624-6698, www.pitt.edu/~gradexpo.

“Discrimination and Its Health Consequences Across Diverse Racial Groups,”
David Takeuchi, associate dean of research in University of Washington’s School of Social Work, noon-1:30 p.m. March 16, Pitt School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, lunch provided, Reed Smith Spring 2009 Speaker Series, Center on Race and Social Problems, 412-624-7382, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

“Framework for Advancing Transatlantic Economic Integration Between the European Union and the United States of America,” Susan E. Dudley, administrator of the U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, noon March 16, 104 Mervis Hall, European Union Center of Excellence, 412-648-7405, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“Internationalization of Korean Higher Education,” Heejin Park, Pitt School of Education student, noon March 17, 4130 Posvar Hall, International Education Brown Bag Lunch series, Pitt University Center for International Studies, Asian Studies Center, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“Korea’s State Ritual Music,” Bell Yung, Pitt professor of music, 2:30 p.m. March 17, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7426, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“Escaping One’s Own Notice Knowing: Meno’s Paradox Again,” MM McCabe, King’s College London professor of ancient philosophy, 3:30 p.m. March 17, 144 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Program in Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Science, 412-624-4494, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Project Paphlagonia: Multi-Period Archaeological Survey in North Central Turkey,” Roger Matthews, University College London professor of archaeology, 4:30 p.m. March 17, 304 Cathedral of Learning, Archaeological Institute of America, Pitt Department of Classics, 412-624-4494, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections—A Global Perspective,” Anne Rompalo, Johns Hopkins University professor of medicine and medical director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Region III STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 17, G-23 Parran Hall, Public Health Grand Rounds, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center, to register call 412-624-1895 or visit www.pamaaetc.org/events.asp.

“Presentation on Pittsburgh’s 1877 Show Trials of the ‘Molly Maguires,’”
Pitt international law student Hal Smith, 7-11 p.m. March 17, William Pitt Union Ballroom, Pitt Pre-Law Student Organization, 412-586-4864, echoesoferin.blogspot.com/2008/03/molly-maguires.html.

“The Veil in Islamic Societies: An Historical and Social Overview,” Shane Minkin, New York University doctoral candidate in history and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, 8 p.m. March 17, Sutherland Hall Lounge, Pitt Global Studies Program, Pitt International Studies Living Learning Community, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Historic Photos of Pittsburgh,” Miriam Meislik, Pitt Archives Service Center archivist, 11 a.m. March 18, Room 501 Pitt Information Sciences Building, Publishing Pittsburgh Pictures Lecture Series, Pitt School of Information Sciences, Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists, 412-624-5139, www.ischool.pitt.edu/colloquia.

“A Taste of Democracy From American and Israeli Schools,” Ofira Roll, Pitt doctoral candidate in education, noon March 18, 4217 Posvar Hall, Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/global.

“And We Got to Get Ourselves Back to the Garden,” Rebecca Denova, Pitt visiting lecturer of religious studies, noon March 18, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium, Department of Religious Studies, 412-624-5990, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu.

“Preparing Yourself for Success: Understanding Promotion and Tenure,” Ann E. Thompson, Pitt professor and interim chair in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, 3-5 p.m.
March 18, S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Spring 2009 Professional Development Series, Office of Academic Career Development, 412-648-8486, register at www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

“Pearl Harbor: The Relevance of the Attack 68 Years Later,”
Donald Goldstein, Matthew B. Ridgway Center interim director and Pitt professor of public and international affairs, noon March 19, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“Rising Powers—The New Global Reality,”
Michael Kraig, Stanley Foundation director of policy analysis and dialogue, 3 p.m. March 19, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“Diversity: Corporate Leadership and Issues for Our Region,” Keith Caver, Development Dimensions International vice president and global practice leader, presentation followed by panel discussion on strengthening Southwestern Pennsylvania through diversity and leadership, 3:30-5:30 p.m. March 19, Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, Pitt’s Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Coro Center for Civic Leadership, to register call 412-648-1336, or email ethics@gspia.pitt.edu.

“Overview of Real-time GPS Networks and the New Virtual Reference System in Pennsylvania,” Kevin Chappell, Precision Laser and Instruments, Inc., director of mapping and surveying, 4 p.m. March 19, 11 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, 412-624-8780, www.geology.pitt.edu.

“Crisis of Conscience,” Peter Karsten, Pitt history professor, 6 p.m. March 19, Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building, Pitt’s Center for International Legal Education, 412-648-7023, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“The Overextended American Military—Prospects for Our Future,” Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress senior fellow and Center for Defense Information senior advisor, 7:15 p.m. March 19, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs’ Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, 412-624-7884, www.ridgway.pitt.edu.

Lynn Emanuel, Pitt professor of English, award-winning poet and author, 7:30 p.m. March 19, J. Irving Whalley Memorial Chapel, Pitt-Johnstown, 6th Annual Esther Goldhaber Jacovitz Poetry Series, Pitt-Johnstown Department of Creative Writing, 814-269-7138, www.upj.pitt.edu.

“Winds, Mountains, Oceans, Rivers: Ecologies and Their Social Impacts in the New World,” symposium on relationship between ecology and society in the Caribbean and South, Central, and North America, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 20, 2500 Posvar Hall, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Anthropology, 412-648-7500, www.pitt.edu/%7Epittanth.

“Derogatory and Cynical Clinical Humor: The Joke’s on Whom?” Joseph Zarconi, vice president for medical education and research, Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, noon March 20, Lecture Room 3, 4th Floor Scaife Hall, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Pitt School of Medicine, 412-648-9000, www.megr.pitt.edu.

“Gender Theories Past and Present: Pedagogical Issues,” Jen Waldron, Pitt assistant professor of English and director of Pitt’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, and Todd Reeser, Pitt French professor and director of graduate studies in French, noon March 20, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Empirical Approaches to Aspect: An Analysis of the Language System and Learner Language of Japanese in Comparison with Germanic, Romance, and Arabic,” Christiane von Stutterheim, University of Heidelberg professor of Germanic linguistics, 3 p.m. March 20, G8 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Asian Studies Center, Department of Linguistics, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“Locas Barrocas, Indigencia Americana Maricona: The Queer Face of Poverty as Exposed in the Testimonial Baroque of Néstor Perlongher and Pedro Lembel,” Rubén Ríos Avila, University of Puerto Rico professor of comparative literatures, 3 p.m. March 20, Room 142, Cathedral of Learning; lecture will be delivered in Spanish; Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7392, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas.

“Epigenetics and the Complexities of Inheritance,”
James Griesemer, University of California-Davis professor of philosophy, 3:30 p.m. March 20, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science Annual Lecture Series, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Experiments, Science, and the Fight Against Poverty,”
Esther Duflo, the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in MIT, 3:30 p.m. March 20,  Room 343, Alumni Hall, Pitt Department of Economics’ 2009 McKay Lecture, www.econ.pitt.edu

“Modeling and Simulation of Complex Structures: From Physical to Biological Systems,”
J.N. Reddy, Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor of Engineering, 4 p.m. March 20, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 2009 Landis-Epic Lecture, Pitt Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, mebitz@pitt.edu.

“The Future of the EU: External Challenges and Internal Debates,” graduate student papers on this topic will be presented and discussed, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. March 21, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included, 4th Annual Graduate Student Conference on the European Union, European Union Center of Excellence, 412-648-7405, www.ucis.pitt.edu.


CIDDE Faculty Instructional Development Lab Open House for faculty and teaching assistants, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.  March 20, Room B 23, Alumni Hall, 412-648-2832, www.cidde.pitt.edu


American Rhythms, three ballets, including Anything Goes, Straight Life, and a doo wop world premiere featuring music by Charlie Thomas’ Drifters and Pittsburgh’s Pure Gold, March 19-22, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 412-456-6666, www.pbt.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Kofi Justice Stephen Gbolonyo, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music, “Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Values in Ewe Musical Practice: Their Traditional Roles and Place in Modern Society,” 3:30 p.m. March 17, Room 114 Music Building.

Eric Kimball, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History, “‘An Essential Link in a Vast Chain:’ New England and the West Indies, 1700-1775,” 1 p.m. March 18, 3703 Posvar Hall.

Elizabeth Madison Felter, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavorial and Community Health Sciences, “Working Hard or Hardly Working? A Multisite Evaluation of Worksite Wellness Teams,” 11 a.m. March 20,  2nd-floor conference room, Parran Hall.

Gerald P. Douglas, School of Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program, “Engineering an EMR System in the Developing World—Necessity is the Mother of Invention,” 1 p.m. March 20, M184 Parkvale Building.

Richard M. Schein, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, “Evaluation of Remote Wheelchair Prescription Using a Telerehabilitation Consultation Model,” 2:30 p.m. March 20, Room 4065, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.