Issue Date: 
October 1, 2007


Marvin’s Fabulous ‘50s, Pittsburgh Symphony Pops conducted by Marvin Hamlisch, 8 p.m., continues through Oct. 7, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., downtown, 412-392-4819, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Celebrating the Roots of Latin American Music and Dance Rhythms,
workshop and concert by Sol y Canto, 4:30 p.m. workshop and 8 p.m. concert, Oct. 5, Smith Hall Lounge and Ferguson Theater, Pitt-Greensburg, www.upg.pitt.edu.

A Pluckin’ Good Time, Wandering Minstrels, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Gypsy Café, 1330 Bingham St., South Side, Chatham Baroque, 412-687-1788, www.chathambaroque.org.

Anuna, Irish music performance, 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., downtown, 412-456-6666, www.anuna.ie.

Arte y Pureza, 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Oakland, 412-281-1910, www.gsfapittsburgh.org.

Powerhouse Pianists Festival, Part III: Marilyn Nonken and Kathleen Supove, 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Music on the Edge Series, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

La Dolce Vita: At the Crossroads of Italian Classical and Folk Traditions, featuring baroque violinist Daniella Pierson, 8 p.m. Oct. 6, Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Oakland; also 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7, Calvary Episcopal Church’s McClintic Hall, 315 Shady Ave., Shadyside; Chatham Baroque, 412-687-1788, www.chathambaroque.org.

Music Monday: Informal Recitals by Pitt Music Students,
8 p.m. Oct. 8, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.


Carnegie Museum of Art, Masters of American Drawings and Watercolors: Foundations of the Collection, 1904-22, through Oct. 7; Forum 60: Rivane Neuenschwander, through Oct. 28; Design to Be Lit, through Feb. 10; 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-441-9786 ext. 224, www.cmoa.org.

Audubon Exhibitions/Hillman Library, Green Black-cape Flycatcher, through Oct. 8; Audubon exhibition case, Hillman Library’s ground floor, 412-648-7715.

Magee-Womens Hospital,
Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Woman’s Cancer Journey, featuring 50 works of art by cancer survivors and their loved ones, through Oct. 12, artwork displayed in the main lobby and throughout the hospital, 300 Halket St., Oakland.

Frick Art and Historical Center, In the Studios of Paris: William Bouguereau and His American Students, through Oct. 14, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-697-0938, http://frickart.org.

Mattress Factory, India: New Installations Part 1, through Oct. 25, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Digging Pitt Gallery, Conceived Bully, featuring works by urban art designers Evil Design, ExperiBreed, and Magmo; Same Frequency, works by Jon Anderson, Jean McClung, and Sherry Rusinack; both exhibitions through Oct. 27; 4417 Butler
St., Lawrenceville, 412-605-0450, www.diggingpitt.com.

Tom Museum, Peace in 2008, photography exhibition, through Oct. 28, 410 Sampsonia Way, North Side, tommuseum.com.

Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era, through Oct. 31; Points in Time, through Dec. 31; Glass: Shattering Notions, through Dec. 31; and Discovery Place, through Dec. 31; 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.pghhistory.org.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts,
2007 Artist of the Year Exhibition: Delanie Jenkins, professor and chair in Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts, through Nov. 4, 6300 Fifth Ave., Oakland, 412-361-0873, www.pittsburgharts.org.


“The Secret History of the War on Cancer,” book launch event featuring Devra Davis, epidemiologist, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute’s Center for Environmental Oncology, and author of The Secret War on Cancer; 7 p.m. today, Scaife Hall’s Auditorium 6, 412-647-3555.

Reading by George Saunders, short story writer, 8:30 p.m. today, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, 412-624-6506, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Massive Modularity, Gene Concepts, and the Feasibility of Strong Evolutionary Psychology,” Mehmet Elgin, philosophy professor at Turkey’s Mugla University, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 2, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“How (Well-Structured) Talk Builds the Mind,” Lauren B. Resnick, director of Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center and University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, 4 p.m. Oct. 2, Pitt’s Office of the Provost, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 412-624-5750.

“Visible and Near Infrared Emitting Lanthanide Nanoscale Compounds for Bioanalytical and Imagery Applications: Polymettalic Dendrimer Complexes and Nanocrystals Incorporating Lanthanides,” Stephane Petoud, Pitt assistant professor of luminescent lanthanide complexes and nanomaterials, 4 p.m. Oct. 2, 12A Chevron Science Center, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Novel Mechanisms in Liver Health and Disease,” Satdarshan S. Monga, Pitt professor of pathology, noon Oct. 3, 1104 Scaife Hall, Pitt Department of Pathology seminar series, 412-648-1260, http://path.upmc.edu.

Tribute to Ed Ochester, celebrating his 30 years as editor of the University of Pittsburgh Press’ Pitt Poetry Series, featuring a reading by guest poet Gerald Stern, a reception, and book signings; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Parran Hall Auditorium, 412-383-2493.

“Youth Perceptions of HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Kirkbati and Social Projects to Educate People About the Virus,”
Mike Roman, Pitt PhD candidate in anthropology, noon Oct. 4, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Asia Over Lunch lecture series, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/news/overlunch.html.

“Synthesis and Self-Organization of Hybrid Gold Nanocrystals,” Eugene Zubarev, professor of chemistry at Rice University, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 12B Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Forcing the Issue: Mechanical Stimulation and Its Influence on Biological Function,”
Roger D. Damm, Germeshausen Professor of Mechanical and Biological Engineering and associate head of mechanical bioengineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
4 p.m. Oct. 4, Scaife Hall’s Auditorium 5, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine seminar series, 412-235-5100, www.mirm.pitt.edu.

“Transition Metal-Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond Forming Processes: Progress, Applications, and Mechanistic Studies,” Stephen Buchwald, professor of chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 4 p.m. Oct. 4, 12 Chevron Science Center, Pitt’s Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Sputnik 50 Years Later: The Rocky Road of Rocket Science,” L. Todd Brown, Pitt assistant professor of physics and natural sciences, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Pitt-Greensburg’s Lyceum, www.upg.pitt.edu.

Seminar on How to Apply for Funding Through the Technology Collaborative, which expects to award $1.5 million in technology commercialization funding to university researchers, start-up companies, and established businesses in Pennsylvania by April 1, 2008; 7:30 a.m. Oct. 5, 309 Mervis Hall, Pitt Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence’s Small Business Development Center, register by Oct. 2 at IEEregistration@katz.pitt.edu.

“‘No Kids Allowed! How IRBs Undermine Feminist Qualitative Research with Children,”
Melissa Swaugert, Pitt PhD candidate in sociology, noon Oct. 5, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Center, 412-624-6485, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

“The SlideTutor Project—An Intelligent Medical Training System for Visual Diagnosis,”
Rebecca Crowley, Pitt assistant professor of biomedical informatics, noon Oct. 5, Scaife Hall’s Lecture Room 3, Pitt Medical Education Grand Rounds, www.medschool.pitt.edu/megr.

“Sotto ‘l buono Augusto: Pindaric Praise in Augustan Rome,”
Richard Thomas, professor of Greek and Latin and director of graduate studies at Harvard University, 4 p.m. Oct. 5, 244A Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Reference, Truth, and Biological Kinds,” Macel Weber, Swiss National Science Foundation Professor of Philosophy of Science at Switzerland’s University of Basel, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science’s Annual Lecture Series, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“(Des)articulationes in/with Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Processes,”
Debra A. Castillo, professor of Romance studies and comparative literature at Cornell University, 11 a.m. Oct. 6, G-24 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, www.pitt.edu/~hispan.

“Soil Geochemistry of the Antarctic Dry Valleys,” Michael Poage, geoscience professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 4 p.m. Oct. 6, Room 11, Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science Colloquium, www.geology.pitt.edu.

“Exit, Voice, and Reform of Male Breadwinner Social Structures: Low-fertility Equilibrium in Japan and Italy,”
Leonard Schoppa, professor of politics, University of Virginia, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 4130 Posvar Hall, Japan Council at Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, ahash@pitt.edu.

Orhan Pamuk, author, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Carnegie Music Hall, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-624-4187, www.pittsburghlectures.org.


Wine Tasting, featuring wines from Chaddsford Winery with winemaker Eric Miller, 6:15 p.m. Oct. 3, Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., downtown, 412-325-6769, www.clocabaret.com.

4th Annual Graduate and Professional School Fair,
Pitt-Greensburg’s Office of Career Services and Academic Advising, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Chambers Hall, Pitt-Greensburg, www.upg.pitt.edu.

Design Pittsburgh Gala,
architecture program, 6 p.m. Oct. 4, 933 Penn Ave., AIA Pittsburgh, 412-471-9548, www.aiapgh.org.

Ron White, comedy performance, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Farmers’ Market,
3:30-6:30 p.m. every Friday through Nov. 16, Sennott Street between Atwood Street and Meyran Avenue, Oakland Business Improvement District, 412-683-6243, www.onlyinoakland.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Anne Stahl, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “Victims Who Do Not Cooperate With Law Enforcement in Domestic Violence Incidents,” 3 p.m. Oct. 3, 3412 Posvar Hall.



Always…Patsy Cline,
by Ted Swindley, through Oct. 31, Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh CLO’s Cabaret at Theater Square series, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Someplace, Not Here,
featuring the Attack Theatre dancers, through Oct. 5, 4801 Penn Ave., downtown, Attack Theatre, 412-441-8444, www.attacktheatre.com.

Therese Raquin by Emile Zola, through Oct. 14, Braddock Carnegie Library swimming pool, 419 Library St., Braddock, Quantum Theatre, 412-697-2929, www.quantumtheatre.com.

Peter Pan, the High-Flying Broadway Musical, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Pitt-Johnstown’s Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, www.gmartists.com.

Mother Teresa Is Dead, by Helen Edmundson, 8 p.m. Oct. 4-28, City Theatre Company, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

The Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare, 8 p.m. Oct. 4-Nov. 4, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.pbt.org.

In Service, Authentic Narrative From Iraq to Pittsburgh, film and live performance, Oct. 4-14, Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Ave., downtown, 412-471-9548, www.aiapgh.org.

University Special Events

PITT ARTS Opera Luncheon, featuring performances of arias, a talk by Pittsburgh Opera Artistic Director Christopher Hahn, opportunities to buy Pittsburgh Opera season subscriptions, and more; noon today, William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, 412-624-4498, pittarts@pitt.edu.

Public Debate
between Pitt’s William Pitt Debating Union and the British National Debating Team, debating the motion, “This House Would Give Ahmadinejad a Forum,” 6 p.m. Oct. 5, 144 Cathedral of Learning, 412-624-2887.