Issue Date: 
April 6, 2009


Pitt Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert, with Mark Whitfield, guitarist and Berklee College of Music artist in residence, 8 p.m. April 9, Assembly Room, William Pitt Union, Pitt Jazz Studies Program, 412-624-4187, www.music.pitt.edu.


Pitt 2009 Studio Arts Student Exhibition, featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, digital images, through April 15; also student artists will discuss their work and answer questions, noon April 15, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt Studio Arts Department, 412-648-2430, www.studioarts.pitt.edu.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Laboratory of Architecture, with works by Mexican architect Fernando Romero, through May 31; Matsubara: A Celebration in Pittsburgh, woodblock prints by Matsubara Naoko, through June 7; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Mattress Factory,
Thaddeus Mosley: Sculpture (Studio/Home), through July 19, 500 Sampsonia Way, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.


Senora de Nadie (1982), directed by Maria Luisa Bemberg, 7:30 p.m. April 8, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Amigos del Cine Latino Americano Spring 2009 Series, amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.blogspot.com.


26th Annual Messer Lecture, lecturers include Daniel Callahan, The Hastings Center cofounder, Harvard Medical School senior lecturer, Yale University senior fellow; Richard Scheines, Carnegie Mellon University professor of philosophy; and George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon University professor of economics and psychology, 9 a.m.-
4:30 p.m. April 6, Auditorium 5, Scaife Hall, 18th Annual Medical Ethics Update 2009 Conference, Grand Rounds Spring 2009 Lecture Series, Pitt Center for Bioethics and Health Law, 412-647-5700, www.bioethics.pitt.edu.

“Nature Cannot Handle Empty Space: The Competition Over the Identities of Religious Sites Among Turkish Muslims in Bulgaria,” Hande Sozer, Pitt professor of anthropology, noon April 6, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“The Politics of Recognition and the European Union,”
Hartmut Behr, Newcastle University professor of international politics, noon April 6, 4130 Posvar Hall, European Union Center of Excellence, European Studies Center, 412-648-7405, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“The Myth of Equality: Contemporary Women’s Issues,” speakers will discuss reproductive health, gender wage disparity, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and lobbying and advocacy, 1-6 p.m. April 6, Assembly Room, William Pitt Union, ACLU, Campus Women’s Organization, Pitt School of Social Work’s student executive council, 412-624-6485, ACLUWomensRights@gmail.com.

Judith Jones, senior editor at Knopf, Inc., 7:30 p.m. April 6, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlecture.org.

“The EU and NATO in the 21st Century: Security Collaborators or Competitors? discussion sessions with academics and practitioners to explore how EU and NATO are handling the evolving defense and security environment in Europe and beyond, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. April 7, Pennsylvania Room, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, GSPIA, 412-624-7884, brizzi@gspia.pitt.edu.

“Careers in Biotech,” Alan West, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse executive in residence and Michigan Tech SmartZone founder and CEO, noon April 7, Room S100 Biomedical Science Tower 2, Brown Bag Lunch, Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

The Global Studies Student Research Symposium, keynote speaker Kathleen DeWalt, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies director and professor of anthropology, also Global Studies graduate and undergraduate paper presentations; noon April 7, 3610 Posvar Hall, Pitt Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“The Evolutionary Function of Moral Projection,”
Kyle Stanford, University of California at Irvine professor of logic and philosophy of science, 12:05 p.m. April 7, Room 817 Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talk, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Korea’s State Ritual Music,” Bell Yung, Pitt professor of music, 1 p.m. April 7, 4130 Posvar Hall, Tuesdays with Korea Lecture Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7426, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“Surviving Between Public and Private: Songs of Three South Korean Survivors of the Japanese Military ‘Comfort Women’,” Joshua D. Pilzer, Columbia University Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in music, 2:15 p.m. April 7, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center, music department, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“That Takes Ovaries,” Bobbi Ausabel, coauthor and director of the play How to Make a Woman, an audience-participatory, dramatic-storytelling, and open-mike event, 8:45 p.m. April 7, Assembly Room, William Pitt Union, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, 412-624-6485, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Religion and Civil Society Actors in International Development: A Report on the Early Stages of a Project on Religion, Political Voice, and Accountability,” Paul J. Nelson, Pitt professor of religious studies, noon April 8, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Religious Studies, 412-624-5990, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu.

“Somos o No Somos Colombianos: Race and National Identity Formation on San Andres and Providence Islands, 1900-1930,” Sharika Crawford, Pitt doctoral candidate in history, 3 p.m. April 8, 2500 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of History, 412-648-7451, www.pitt.edu/~pitthist.

“‘The World Food Crisis’: What Is Actually Causing Millions to Suffer From Hunger and How the Human Rights Approach Can Help,” Flavio Valente, Food First Information and Action Network secretary general, 6 p.m. April 8, 107 Barco Law Building, Pitt Global Studies Program, Food First Information and Action Network, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

“The Blend of Professional Expertise: Law and Social Work in Legal Decision-making,” ShawnDya Luisa Simpson, civil court judge of the City of New York, noon April 9, Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Barco Law Building, the Norman J. and Alice Chapman Rubash Distinguished Lecture in Law and Social Work, 412-648-1305, www.lawpitt.edu, www.socialwork.pitt.edu.

“From Richard M. Nixon to George W. Bush: Government Secrecy and the Archival Profession,” Bruce Montgomery, faculty director of archives at University of Colorado at Boulder, 11 a.m. April 10, Room 501 Information Sciences Building, Archival Agitators and Advocates Lecture Series, Pitt School of Information Sciences, 412-624-5139, www.ischool.pitt.edu.

“Anticipating, Eliciting, and Interpreting Physical Findings: A Hypothesis-driven Physical Exam,” Georges Bordage, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine professor of medical education, noon April 10, Lecture Room 3, 4th Floor Scaife Hall, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Pitt School of Medicine, 412-648-9000, www.megr.pitt.edu.

Fourth Annual Springboard 2009: A Monthlong Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creativity, event encompassing undergraduate research fairs, poster sessions, mini-conferences, art exhibitions, and creative performances occurring across the University’s five campuses during April, www.pitt.edu/~provost/undergrad_research.html.


Center for Latin American Studies Honors Day, students, faculty, and staff recognized for honors received; keynote address by John Beverley, Pitt professor of Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultural studies, 4-6 p.m. April 7, Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, www.pitt.edu/clas.

Staff Association Council Meeting, noon-2 p.m. April 8, 1175 Benedum Hall, 412-624-4236, www.pitt.edu/~sac.


Exposed: Rituals, Gestures & Games of Scrabble, combination of two world premieres, Into Great Silence and For Two Men, performed alongside Dancing to Music, by Nora Chipaumire, Beth Corning, and Victoria Marks, through April 6, New Hazlett Theatre, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side, Dance Alloy, 412-363-4321, www.dancealloy.org.

Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika, second part of Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Tony Kushner, directed by Robert C.T. Steele, through April 11, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Pitt Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7529, www.play.pitt.edu.

A Chorus Line, Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, April 7-12, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Pain in My Heart and Reachings,
two one-act dramas by Rob Penny, directed by Mark Clayton Southers, through April 18, 7th-floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7298, www.kuntu.org.

Yerma, by Federico Garcia Lorca, directed by Melanie Dreyer, through April 26, Quantum Theatre, 6000 Penn Ave., Downtown, Quantum Theatre, 412-394-3353, www.quantumtheatre.com.

Human Error,
by Keith Reddin, drama about aftermath of a plane crash, through May 10, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., 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

Rubén Sánchez-Godoy, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “La misma razón es dellos que de los indios’: Bartolomé de las Casas y las primeras representaciones críticas de la esclavitud africana en la América Española, las islas del Atlántico y las costa occidental de Africa,” 11 a.m. April 6, 1528 Cathedral of Learning.

Cher Dallal, Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “2:16alpha-hydroxyestrone Metabolite Ratio and Breast Cancer: A Combined Analysis,” 1 p.m., April 6, Room 109 Parran Hall.

Laura J. Fero, School of Nursing, “Comparison of Simulation-based Performance With Metrics of Critical Thinking: A Pilot Study,” 12:30 p.m. April 6, Room 331 Victoria Building.

Corrine Kliment, School of Medicine’s Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program, “Extracellular Superoxide Dismutase, Oxidative Stress, and Extracellular Matrix Syndecans in Pulmonary Fibrosis,” 3 p.m. April 6, 1102 Scaife Conference Center, Scaife Hall.

Sebnem Essiz Gokhan, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, “Coarse-grained Techniques to Study Dynamics of Longtime Scale Conformational Changes of Proteins,” 3:30 p.m. April 6, Room 325 Eberly Hall.

Laura Bettencourt,
Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Analysis of Geographical Patterns in Modifiable Risk Factors in People With Diabetes in Southwestern Pennsylvania,” 10 a.m. April 7, Room A532 Crabtree Hall.

Maria Calle,
School of Information Sciences’ Telecommunications and Networking Program, “Complementing the GSP Routing Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks,” 10 a.m. April 7, Room 502 Information Sciences Building.

Charles Geier, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychology, “Incentive Processing and Inhibitory Control in Adolescents and Young Adults,” 1 p.m. April 7, 4127 Sennott Square.

Kristen Harkness,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of the History of Art and Architecture, “The Phantom of Inspiration: Elena Polenova, Mariia Iakunchikova, and the Emergence of Modernism in Russian Art,” 10 a.m. April 8, Room 104 Frick Fine Arts Building.

Jonathan Llyle Lustgarten,
School of Medicine’s Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program, “A Bayesian Rule Generation Framework for Eomic Biomedical Data Analysis,” 11 a.m. April 9, M183 Parkvale Building.

Robert D. Berry, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Mathematics, “Lipschitz Estimates for Geodesics in the Heisenberg Group,” 11 a.m. April 9, 3rd-floor Conference Room, Thackeray Hall.

Sung-Hong Park,
Swanson School of Engineering, “Noninvasive Imaging of Brain Vasculature With High-resolution Blood Oxygenation Level-dependent Venography in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Applications to Functional and Clinical Studies,” 11 a.m. April 10, Room 1175 Benedum Hall.