Issue Date: 
October 8, 2007

This summer, Pitt alumnus Marc Selvaggio (BA ’75, MA ’79), a Berkeley, Calif., book dealer, presented to the University Library System’s Special Collections department a rare copy of Watermark by Nobel-Prize winning Russian-American poet Joseph Brodsky. The book, valued at $6,000, is one of only 50 copies handprinted in Venice in 2006. Selvaggio’s donation honors Charles Aston Jr., head of Special Collections, a close friend of Selvaggio and his late wife, Donnis de Camp; as well as of the late Walter and Martha Leuba, who established the University’s collection of late-19th- and early-20th-century books that bears their names. From left are Selvaggio; Michael Dabrishus, assistant University librarian for archives, special collections, and preservation; and Aston.


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

The Sirius String Quartet, 8 p.m. Oct. 11, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Music on the Edge Series, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Contralto Susan Shafer,
performing art songs by Strauss, Mahler, Poulenc, and Fine with pianist Russell Miller,
8 p.m. Oct. 12, Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Walnut Street, Shadyside, Music at Calvary, 412-661-0120, www.calvarypgh.org.

Beethoven Symphony No. 5,
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, also performing music by Wagner, 8 p.m. Oct. 12, also 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., downtown, Mellon Grand Classics Series, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

East Meets West,
Japanese Taiko drumming performance, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, 412-648-7370, Pitt Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/news/taiko.html.

Take the Fifth,
The Southern Tier Symphony, 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Bromeley Family Theater, Pitt-Bradford, www.ubp.pitt.edu.

Choral Evensong and Buxtehude Tercentenary Recital, Calvary Choir sings music by John Blow, Bernard Rose, Thomas Tomkins, and Maurice Greene; Alan Lewis, organist performing music by Dietrich Buxtehude; 5 p.m. Oct. 14, Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Walnut Street, Shadyside, Music at Calvary, 412-661-0120, www.calvary.pgh.org.

Songs in the Autumn Dark
by Chuck Owston, balladeer accompanied by guitar and octave mandolin, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 14, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Sunday Afternoon Music Series, 412-622-3151, www.carnegielibrary.org.

Heinz Chapel Choir Fall Concert,
3 p.m. Oct. 14, Heinz Chapel, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Tribute to the Cannonball Adderly Quintet, jazz performance, 5 p.m. Oct. 14, Blakey Program Center, 1908 Wylie Ave., Hill District, 412-392-3148, www.hillhouse.org.


Audubon Exhibitions/Hillman Library, Brown-headed Nuthatch, through Oct. 22; Audubon exhibition case, Hillman Library’s ground floor, 412-648-8190.

Hillman Library, Rare Book Exhibition, through Oct. 31, 412-648-8191.

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, main lobby and throughout the hospital, 300 Halket St., Oakland.

KOA Art Gallery, “Rocket Science: An Exhibition of Paintings by Heather Levy,” Oct. 12 through Nov. 16, Blaisdell Hall, Pitt-Bradford, www.upb.pitt.edu.

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.

Carnegie Museum of Art, 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.


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

“Feminizing the Soviet Social Body: From Chapaev to ‘Girlfriends of the Revolution’,”
Anne Eakin Moss, Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the humanities at Johns Hopkins University, 1 p.m. Oct. 8, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Film Studies Program, www.pitt.edu/~filmst.

“Careers at Research Universities,” Alan Sved, professor and chair in Pitt’s Department of Neuroscience, noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 9, S100 Biomedical Science Tower 2, Brown Bag Lunch Series, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

“God’s Transcendent Activity—Ontotheology in Metaphysics,”
Markus Gabriel, University of Heidelberg, noon Oct. 9, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Acadian-Alleghanian Orogenesis as Revealed by Fracturing Within the Appalachian Foreland,”
Terry Engelder, professor of geosciences. Penn State University, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 9, 11 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Sciences, www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

“On the Self That Can Be Self-Deceived,”
Graham Hubbs, graduate student in Pitt’s Department of Philosophy, 5 p.m. Oct. 9, 1001B Cathedral of Learning, 412-624-5768.

“Shopping Under Suspicion: Consumer Racial Profiling and Perceived Victimization,”
Shaun L. Gabbidon, professor of criminal justice at Penn State University, noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, 412-624-7382, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

“Research in Egypt,”
Tony Gaskew, assistant professor of criminal justice at Pitt-Bradford, 7 p.m. Oct. 9, Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons, Pitt-Bradford, www.upb.pitt.edu.

“Pulmonary Host Defense and Pneumonia,”
Claire M. Doerschuk, professor of pediatrics, pathology, and biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University, 10 a.m. Oct. 9, 1105AB Conference Center, Scaife Hall, Pitt Department of Pathology Seminar Series, 412-648-1260, http://path.upmc.edu.

“Histologic Subtypes of Hepatoblastoma Are Characterized by Differential Canonical WNT and Notch Pathway,”
Dolores Lopez-Terrada, director of molecular pathology/molecular-oncology and hermatopathology at Baylor College of Medicine, noon Oct. 10, Pitt Department of Pathology Seminar Series, 1105 BC Conference Center, Scaife Hall, 412-648-1260, http://path.upmc.edu.

Robert Young Pelton,
writer, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Frank J. and Sylvia T. Pasquerilla Lecture Series, Pitt-Johnstown, www.upj.pitt.edu/ArtsCenter.

Sam Hamill, Charity Randall Awardee and author, 8 p.m. Oct. 10, Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., International Poetry Forum, 412-621-9893, www.thepoetryforum.org.

“Exploring the Ancient Greek City: Excavations at Azoria on Crete,” Margaret Mook, director of classic studies and associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, Iowa State University, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 239 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Madamemoiselle and Publishers’ Designs,” Janet Eldred, associate professor of English, University of Kentucky, noon Oct. 10, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of English and Women Studies Program, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

“The Science of Silence: How Same-Sex Transmission of HIV Became Invisible in Africa,” Mar Epprecht, associate professor of history and development at Queens University, Ontario, 4 p.m. Oct. 10, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of History and Women’s Studies Program, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

“Great Decisions 2007: Mexico,”
5:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, www.worldaffairspittsburgh.org.

“Neural Basis of Reach Preparation and Communication Prostheses,” Krishna V. Shenoy, assistant professor of electrical engineering and neurosciences program at Stanford University, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 11, Pitt’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Seminar Series, Scaife Hall, Auditorium 5, www.mirm.pitt.edu.

Overview of Transnational Advocacy Networks, Issuecrawler, and Govcom.org,
Richard Rogers, head of new media at the University of Amsterdam, 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 11, 501 Information Sciences Building, www.sis.pitt.edu.

“Unseasonal Winds of Love: Prostitution in Early Modern Nagasaki,”
Martha Chaiklin, assistant professor of history, noon Oct. 11, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, 412-648-7371, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/news/overlunch.html.

“&HPS1 Conference in Integrated History and Philosophy of Science,” Oct. 11-14, Center for Philosophy of Science, various times and locations, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr; to register, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

“Against the Classical Norm: How Exhibition Helped Shape American Film Style or Why Did Communists Go to the Music Hall?” William Paul, professor of film and media studies at Washington University in St. Louis, noon
Oct. 12, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Film Studies Program, www.pitt.edu/~filmst.

“Special Luncheon: Fuelling the U.S. Navy’s and America’s Global Role,” Admiral Kirk Donald, director of Naval Propulsion, noon-1:45 p.m. Oct. 12, Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Downtown, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, www.worldaffairspittsburgh.org.

“Tacitus and the Mentality of the Roman Soldier of His Time,” Jaime Gómez de Caso Zuriaga, professor in ancient history, University of Alcalá, Meco, Madrid, 4 p.m. Oct. 12, 244A Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“An Evening of Adoption Memoir, Poetry, and Film,” readings by and discussion with M.C. Emily Hipchen, Nancy McCabe, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Jeanne Marie Laskas, Jean Strauss, Sheila Ganz, Jan Beatty, and Mary Ann Cohen; 8 p.m. Oct. 12, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium; Encountering New Worlds of Adoption: 2nd International Conference on Adoption and Culture, Pitt Department of English, www.english.pitt.edu.


Down Under in the District: The 2007 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gala, 6 p.m. Oct. 10, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, 412-456-1350, www.pgharts.org.

Circus Oz, Oct. 10-14, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Dance Council, 412-456-1350, www.circusoz.com.

e-Commerce Summit,
the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Entrepreneurship Program, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Frame-Westerberg Commons, Pitt-Bradford, www.upb.pitt.edu.

Outside Looking In: Transracial Adoption in America, film by Phil Bertelsen, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, 125 Frick Fine Arts Building, Encountering New Worlds of Adoption: 2nd International Conference on Adoption and Culture, Pitt Department of English, www.english.pitt.edu.

Strides Against ViolencE (SAVE) Walk, 11 a.m. Oct. 14, Flagstaff Hill, Schenley Park, Victim’s Services Network, www.crisiscenternorth.org.

Americans for the Arts Creative Conversation,
annual forum of emerging arts leaders, 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 15, Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., downtown, 412-471-6079.

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

Diane F. Hunker, School of Nursing, “Effects of Adverse Birth Events on Maternal Mood, Maternal Functional Status and Infant Care,” 10 a.m. Oct. 15, 446 Victoria Building.

Tara Tagmyer, School of Medicine’s Molecular Virology and Microbiology Graduate Program, “Envelope Determinants of EIAV Vaccine Protection and the Effects of Sequence Variation on Immune Recognition,” 10 a.m. Oct. 15, 1295 Biomedical Science Tower.

Arnon Tonmakayakul,
School of Information Sciences, “An Agent-based Model for Secondary Use of Radio Spectrum,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 15, 522 Information Sciences Building.


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

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.

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

Always…Patsy Cline, by Ted Swindley, through Oct. 31, Theater Square 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, 412-456-6666.

The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare, through Nov. 4, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar, Oct. 10-21, Stephen Foster Memorial’s Henry Heymann Theatre, Pitt Repertory Theatre, 412-624-PLAY, www.play.pitt.edu.

Nora Chipaumire Residency Dance Performance, 8 p.m. Oct. 12, New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square, North Side, Dance Alloy Theater, 412-258-2700, www.dancealloy.org.

Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, 8 p.m. Oct. 13-21, Benedum Center, Pittsburgh Opera, 801 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-281-0912, www.pittsburghopera.org.