Issue Date: 
April 13, 2009


Frick Art and Historical Center, French Impressionism Meets American Jazz, The Jazz Fauré Project in conjunction with The Road to Impressionism—Barbizon Landscapes From the Walters Art Museum, galleries open 6:30 p.m., concert begins 7:30 p.m. April 14, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 2009 Music for Exhibitions series, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Emily Pinkerton and Friends, North and South American-inspired music on the guitar, fiddle, and banjo, 12:30 p.m.
April 16, The Cup & Chaucer Café, Hillman Library, The Emerging Legends Series, University of Pittsburgh’s Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.emilypinkerton.com.

Rachmaninoff Festival Finale,
featuring Vocalise, Symphonic Dances,Piano Concerto No. 3; Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Denis Matsuev, pianist; April 17-19, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Piffaro: Piffaro Potpourri,
featuring pieces by Josquin, Obrecht, and Lassus, 8 p.m. April 18, Synod Hall, Fifth Avenue and North Craig Street, Oakland, Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh, 412-361-2048, www.rbsp.org.

Piano Magic With Jon Kimura Parker,
featuring Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15; Andrés Cárdenes, conductor and violinist; 7:30 p.m. April 23, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Gotta Dance! A Film Salute to Gene Kelly,
music performed in sync with Pitt alumnus Kelly’s films, featuring Brigadoon, Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris; Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor; April 23-26, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Pittsburgh Symphony POPS! 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Organ recital, featuring Bruce Neswick, director of music at New York City’s Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 4 p.m. April 26, Calvary Episcopal Church, Shady Avenue and Walnut Street, Shadyside, Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh, 412-242-2787, www.oas-series.com.


Pitt 2009 Studio Arts Student Exhibition, featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, and digital images, through April 25; student artists will discuss their work and answer questions, noon April 15, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, Oakland, Pitt Studio Arts Department, 412-648-2430, www.studioarts.pitt.edu.

Frick Art and Historical Center,
The Road to Impressionism: Barbizon Landscapes From the Walters Art Museum, through May 3; A Revolution on Wheels: The Model T at 100, through May 3, Car and Carriage Museum; Meissonier: A Final Masterpiece, A Pittsburgh Home, through May 31, Frick Art Museum, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

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.


Frida, Naturaleza Viva (1984), directed by Fernando Solanas, 7:30 p.m. April 15, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Amigos del Cine Latino Americano Spring 2009 Series, amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.blogspot.com.

The World According to Monsanto (2008),
directed by Marie-Monique Robin, 7 p.m. April 16, Center for Museum Education, Classroom A, Carnegie Library, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Real to Reel Documentary Film Series, 412-622-3105, www.carngegielibrary.org.

Youtube Poop, a collection presented by Chris Miller, Pitt doctoral candidate in poetry; followed by Nowhere (1997), directed by Gregg Araki, presented by John Trenz, Pitt doctoral candidate in film, 6:30 p.m. April 17, 1501 Posvar Hall, free pizza, Extreme Cinema: The Many Faces of Shock Cinematheque Series, Pitt Film Studies Program, 412-624-6565, www.filmstudies.pitt.edu.


“Boris Mikhailov’s Soviet Portraits,” Liliana Milkova, graduate curational intern at National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., noon April 13, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407, www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees.

“The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA): A Panel Discussion,”
panelists include James H. Cassing, Pitt professor of economics; Henry Posner III, Railroad Development Corporation chairman, noon April 14, Latin American Lecture Room, First Floor Hillman Library, Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7392, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas.

“Valentino/Mussolini: The Italian Masculinities of the Divo and the Duce in 1920s America,” Giorgio Bertellini, University of Michigan assistant professor of screen arts and cultures, Romance languages and literatures, noon April 14, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Film Studies Program, 412-624-6564, www.filmstudies.pitt.edu.

“Protein Dynamics and Allostery,” Ivet Bahar, Pitt’s School of Medicine John K. Vries Chair in Computational Biology, 4 p.m. April 14, 2500 Posvar Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series, 412-624-4222, www.provost.pitt.edu.
“Biofueling Our Future: Balancing Food and Fuel in a Global Economy,” Victor Mosoti, special legal advisor in the cabinet of the director-general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 7 p.m. April 14, Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Barco Law Building, McLean Lecture on World Law, Pitt’s Center for International Legal Education, Global Solutions Education Fund-Pittsburgh, 412-648-7023, www.law.pitt.edu/academics/cile.

“Microfinance Institutions and World Poverty,” Jen Lee, Pitt doctoral candidate in international development, noon April 15, 4217 Posvar Hall, Global Studies Graduate Brown Bag lecture series, Pitt Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Perspectives on International Social Work: The Case of South Africa,” Mandla Tshabalala, noon April 15, lunch provided, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, World Social Work Day Lecture, Pitt’s School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, www.socialwork.pitt.edu.

“New Directions in Research on Illuminated Manuscripts Containing Nicholas of Lyra’s Postilla super totam bibliam,” Sarah Bromberg, Pitt doctoral candidate in history of art and architecture, noon April 15, Room 203 Frick Fine Arts Building, History of Art and Architecture Colloquium, Pitt’s History of Art and Architecture Department, 412-648-2400, www.haa.pitt.edu.

“Chasing a Roman Soldier,” James Russell, University of British Columbia professor of classical, Near Eastern, and religious studies, 4:30 p.m. April 15, 208A Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of Classics, 412-624-4493, www.classics.pitt.edu/events.

“Image of War in Chechnya,”
Zarema Mukusheva, H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellow at Pitt, noon April 16, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Global Issues Lecture Series, Pitt’s Global Studies Program, Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees.

“Developing Productive Writing Habits,”
Amy J. Markowitz, editor and scientific writing specialist in San Francisco, 8:30-10:30 a.m., also 3-5 p.m. April 16, S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Health Sciences Faculty Professional Development Series, Postdoctoral Professionalism Series, Spring 2009 Workshop, Office of Academic Career Development, Magee-Womens Research Institute, Institute for Clinical Research Education, to register visit www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

“Texts and Rites for the Pre-baptismal Period: The Mother, Child, Midwife, and the Priest,”
Margaret Dimitrova, Sofia University in Bulgaria assistant professor of old Bulgarian language and history of Bulgarian language, 3 p.m. April 16, 1401 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-624-2918, www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees.

“CO2 Sequestration Potential of the North Michigan Silurian Reef Trend,” Brian Toelle, Schlumberger DCS principal geophysicist, 4 p.m. April 16, 11 Thaw Hall, Spring 2009 Colloquium, Pitt’s Department of Geology and Planetary Science, 412-624-8780, www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

“Mixed Marriage Prohibitions in Nazi Germany and Their Rule of Law Implications for Past and Future,”
Vivian Curran, Pitt professor of law, 6 p.m. April 16, Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building, Pitt’s Center for International Legal Education, 412-648-7023, www.law.pitt.edu/academics/cile.

“The Women in the Middle: Inka Concepts Manifested in Farfan’s Burials,”
Carol J. Mackey, California State University of Northridge professor emerita of anthropology, 1 p.m. April 17, 3106 Posvar Hall, Center for Latin American Studies, Anthropology Department, 412-648-7392, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas.

“Early Human Populations in the New World: A Biased Perspective,” James Adovasio, Mercyhurst University provost and Archaeological Institute director, 3 p.m. April 17, Bayer Learning Center, Pappert Lecture Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown; also 1 p.m. April 17, 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.

“Human Societies as Ecosystems: Culture and the Evolution of Social Differentiation,” Rob Boyd, University of California at Los Angeles professor of anthropology, 3:30 p.m. April 17, Room 817 Cathedral of Learning, Annual Lecture Series, Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Philosophy of Gauge Theory Workshop, speakers will discuss gauge fields, gauge metaphysics, quantum gauging, 8:45 a.m.-6 p.m. April 18, also 9:30 a.m.-noon April 19, Room 817 Cathedral of Learning, Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Marriage, Men, and Money: African American Women’s Continued Investment in the Romantic Ideal,” M. Belinda Tucker, University of California at Los Angeles professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, noon April 22, lunch provided, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Reed Smith Spring 2009 Speaker Series, Center on Race and Social Problems, 412-624-7382, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

“Grant Writing,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25, Lecture Room 2, 4th Floor, Scaife Hall, Survival Skills and Ethics Workshop, to register call 412-578-3716, www.survival.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 during April, www.pitt.edu/~provost/undergrad_research.html.


“Spring Into a Healthy Lifestyle,” vendors include Venture Outdoors, University Benefits Department, Davis Vision, Central Blood Bank, and more, 11:30 a.m.-
2 p.m. April 14, Assembly Room, William Pitt Union, Pitt’s Staff Association Council, 412-624-4236, sac@pitt.edu.

2009 Nellie Leadership Awards Gala, Andrew Stockey, WTAE-TV, will host this black-tie, red-carpet event celebrating community leaders; proceeds benefit the Rising Star Scholarship Fund, 5:30-9 p.m. April 30, Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, Three Rivers Youth, 412-441-5020, www.threeriversyouth.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.

Rent, musical by Jonathan Larson, April 14-19, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

musical, April 16-26, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, 412-539-0900, www.pittsburghmusicals.com.

A Moon for the Misbegotten, by Eugene O’Neill, April 16-May 17, O’Reilly Theatre, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.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.

Cinderella, ballet, music by Prokofiev, April 24-26, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 412-456-6666, www.pbt.org.

Gianni Schicchi, operatic comedy by Giacomo Puccini, April 24-25, Buon Sapore Art Gallery, 326 Main St., West End, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh’s Salon Series, 412-621-1499, www.operatheaterpittsburgh.org.

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

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Katherine Sorrels, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History, “Austrian Jews and the Idea of Europe: Reformulating Multinationalism as a Response to the Disintegration of the Habsburg Empire, 1880-1939,” 11 a.m. April 14, 3703 Posvar Hall.

Jolie E. DeForrest, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, “The Allenic Carbocyclization Reaction of Allene-ynes: Progress Towards the Syntheses of Fumagillol and Ovalicin,” 1 p.m. April 14, 706 Chevron Science Center.

Jason Squinobal, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music, “The Implementation of West African Musical Traits and Techniques in the Music of Art Blakey, Yusef Lateef, and Randy Weston,” 1 p.m. April 14, Room 114 Music Building.

Naveena Yanamala, School of Medicine’s Program in Integrative Molecular Biology, “Allosteric Modulation of G protein-Coupled Receptors” 3 p.m.
April 14, 1018 Biomedical Science Tower 3.

Li Zou, Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, “Role of Cell-cell Adhesion in Profilin-1-Dependent Modulation of Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation,” 3:30 p.m. April 14, 2nd -floor Conference Room, 306 Center for Bioengineering, 300 Technology Drive.

Michael Mazza,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, “This Fierce Geometry: Uses of the Judeo-Christian Bible in the Anti-abolitionist and Anti-gay Rhetoric of the United States,” 9 a.m. April 15, 527 Cathedral of Learning.

James Ogburn, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Music, “Conflicting Lines, Cohesive Structures: Multiple-directed Linearity in Witold Lutoslawski’s Third Symphony,” 1 p.m. April 15, Room 302 Music Building.

Rosta Farzan, School of Arts and Sciences’ Intelligent Systems Program, “A Comprehensive Study of Social Navigation Support,” 2 p.m. April 15, Room 522 Information Sciences Building.

Fabio López de la Roche,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Conflicto, hegemonía y nacionalismo tutelado en Colombia 2002-2008: Entre la comunicación gubernamental y la ficción noticiosa de television,” 10 a.m. April 16, 1528 Cathedral of Learning.

Liying Ren,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Political Science, “Surveying Public Opinion in Transitional China: An Examination of Survey Response,”
11 a.m. April 16, 4606 Posvar Hall.

Cornelie Piok-Zanon, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History of Art and Architecture, “The Sanctuary of Demeter at Pergamon: Architecture and Dynasty in the Early Attalid Capital,” 9 a.m. April 17, Room 104 Frick Fine Arts Building.

Kwame Appenteng, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Inflammatory Cytokines Interleukin-1A (IL-1A), IL-1B, IL-1RN, IL-6 and IL-6R Gene Polymorphisms and Prostate Cancer Risk in African American and Caucasian Men,” 10 a.m. April 17, Room 109 Parran Hall.

Vanessa L. Short,
Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Mycoplasma Genitalium: Risk Factors, Clinical Characteristics, and Pregnancy Outcome,” 9 a.m. April 17, A638 Crabtree Hall.

Darren Liu, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, “Health Information Technology and Nursing Homes,” 9:30 a.m. April 17, 226 Parran Hall.

Pratibha Menon,
School of Information Sciences’ Telecommunications and Networking Program, “Overflow Channels for Optimal Core Optical Networks,” 10 a.m. April 17, Room 502 Information Sciences Building.

Lihua Zhang,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Classics, “Medea and Its Chinese Audience,” 1 p.m. April 17, 1518 Cathedral of Learning.

Robyn Cutright,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology, “Between the Kitchen and the State: Domestic Practice and Chimu Expansion in the Jequetepeque Valley, Peru,” 3 p.m. April 17, 3307 Posvar Hall.

Tracey Jaffe,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History, “In the Footsteps of Cristo Obrero: Chile’s Young Catholic Workers Movement in the Shanty- town, Factory, and Family, 1946-1973,”
11 a.m. April 20, 3703 Posvar Hall.

Taura L. Palfreyman-barr, School of Nursing, “Whole Genome Expression Profiling of Acute Ischemic Stroke in Humans,” noon April 20, Room 138 Victoria Building.

Ekaterina Turkina, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “EU-Russia Regional Cooperation and Energy Networks in the Russian Northwestern and Southern Regions: Implications for Democratic Governance,” 3 p.m. April 21, 4217 Posvar Hall.

Maria Jose Alvarez, School of Arts and Sciences Department of Sociology, “Contentious Urbanization From Below: Land Squatting in Montevideo, Uruguay,” 2:30 p.m. April 21, Conference Room 2431 Posvar Hall.

Mark Perry, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “The Role of Information Among Policy Elites in the Federal Communications Commission: A Case Study,” 12:30 p.m. April 22, 3200 Posvar Hall.

Athanasios Thanopoulos,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Economics, “Essays on Social Insurance,” 9:30 a.m. April 22, 4900 Posvar Hall.

Sharika Crawford,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History, “‘Under the Colombian Flag:’ Nation-building on San Andres and Providence Islands, 1887-1930,” 10 a.m. April 22, 3703 Posvar Hall.

Ann Rudnicki, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “Institutions, Values Conflict, and Values Hierarchies,” noon April 22, 3412 Posvar Hall.

Morimitsu Kurino, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Economics, “Essays on Dynamic Matching Markets,”
3 p.m. April 22, 4716 Posvar Hall.

Yanna Shen, School of Arts and Sciences’ Intelligent Systems Program, “Bayesian Modeling of Anomalies Due to Known and Unknown Causes,” 1:30 p.m. April 23, 5317 Sennott Square.

Yeonmin Cho, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “U.S. Decision Making on Missile Defense,” 10 a.m. April 24, Conference Room, Ridgway Center.

Antonia Nemec,
Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, “Signaling Mechanisms for Gene Regulation by Metals and Metal Mixtures,” 2 p.m. April 24, 5th Floor Conference Room, Bridgeside Point Building.