Issue Date: 
October 19, 2009


Celtic Thunder, group performing eclectic mix ranging from Celtic to contemporary pop, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Devilish Merry
, group performing original pieces and old-time and Irish tunes,
6 p.m. Oct. 21, The Cup & Chaucer Cafe, Hillman Library ground floor, University of Pittsburgh Library System,  Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org.

Made in America, Leonard Slatkin, conductor; William Caballero, horn; pieces by Copland, Barber, and John Williams, 8 p.m. Oct. 23 and 25, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Musical Travels and Traditions, Lawrence Loh, conductor, 11:15 a.m. Oct. 24, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Fiddlesticks Family Concerts 2009-10 Series, 412-392-4900,


Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Botanicals: Environmental Expressions in Art, the Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection, art exhibition, Oct. 23 through June 30, 2010, Carnegie Mellon University, 5th Floor, Hunt Library, 4909 Frew St., Oakland, 412-268-2434, www.huntbot.andrew.cmu.edu.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Documenting Our Past: The Teenie Harris Archive Project, Part Three, through Nov. 1; Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual Member Exhibit, through Nov. 8; Digital to Daguerreotype: Photographs of People, through Jan. 31, 2010, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3309, www.cmoa.org.

Senator John Heinz History Center, Forbes Field: Celebrating 100 Years, through Nov. 8; and Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, through Jan. 15, 2010, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.

Frick Art & Historical Center, Icons of American Photography, A Century of Photographs From the Cleveland Museum of Art, through Jan. 3, 2010, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickarts.org.

Mattress Factory Museum, Gestures: An Exhibition of Small Site-specific Works,
through Jan. 10, 2010, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Pittsburgh Glass Center, Sheila Klein’s The Return, through Jan. 20, 2010, 5472 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-365-2145, www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.

Andy Warhol Museum, Unnatural Rubber; Super Trash; Shepard Fairey: Supply & Demand,
all through Jan. 31, 2010, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Al Final del Espectro (Juan Felipe Orozco, 2006), 7:30 Oct. 22, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano’s Fall 2009 Series: Genre Films, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, amigoscinelatinoamericano@gmail.com.


“Why We Migrate: Stories of Mexico’s Displaced,” Paola Gutierrez Galindo, coordinator of Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies’ Outreach Program, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7394, lavst12@pitt.edu.

Paul Theroux,
author, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Cosmology and Inductive Inference: A Bayesian Failure,” John D. Norton, professor in Pitt Department of History and Philosophy of Science, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 20, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Lunchtime Talk Series, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.

“Time and Freedom in Asian Film,”
Tony Day, adjunct professor of Asian history, Wesleyan University, 4 p.m. Oct. 20, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Humanities and Asian Studies Centers, humctr@pitt.edu.

Mitch Albom, journalist and best-selling author of Tuesdays With Morrie (Doubleday Books, 1997), 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

“European and U.S. Responses to Terrorism: A Critical Review,”
A.S.M. Ali Ashraf, graduate student in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 8 p.m. Oct. 20, 1st-floor Lounge, Sutherland Hall, Pitt European Studies Center and Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918.

“Effective Communication in the Professional Environment,”
R. Kevin Grigsby, senior director of organizational leadership development for the Association of American Colleges, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 21, S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Fall 2009 Health Sciences Faculty Professional Development Series, 412-648-8121, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

“Gender and Security in Post-conflict Liberia,”
Peace Medie, graduate student in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, noon Oct. 21, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Sacred Law, Sacred Money: The Problem of Authority in the Early Greek Polis,” Jeremy McInerney, Davidson Kennedy Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 4:30 p.m. Oct.21, 306 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Classics, Archaeological Institute of America, Pittsburgh Society, 412-624-4494.

Franklin Toker, Pitt professor of art and architecture and author will give lecture on his new book, Pittsburgh: A New Portrait (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009), 7 p.m., Oct. 21, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave, Oakland, 412-624-4364, blake@pitt.edu.

Allan Collins, professor emeritus of education and social policy, Northwestern University, lecture based on his new book, Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America (Teachers College Press, 2009), 3 p.m. Oct. 22, Glaser Auditorium, Learning Research and Development Center, 2009-10 Learning Policy Center Colloquium Series, www.learningpolicycenter.org.

“Nationalism, Constitutionalism, and the Future of the European Union,” David Edward, former judge of the European Court of Justice, 6 p.m. Oct. 22, Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Barco Law Building, Pitt Center for International Legal Education, School of Law, 412-648-7023, glclark@pitt.edu. (See page 3)

Healthcare Forum, panelists include Pennsylvania U.S. Representatives Tim Murphy and Jason Altmire with moderator Beaufort B. Longest, M. Allen Pond professor and director of Pitt’s Health Policy Institute, 6 p.m. Oct. 23, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Auditorium, Parran Hall, Pitt Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project, 412-338-2133, www.pump.org.


University of Pittsburgh Annual Teaching Excellence Showcase, recipients of 2008-09 Innovation in Education awards will present their prize-winning teaching projects, 9 a.m. Oct. 21, J.W. Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall, Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence, Pitt’s Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education, 412-383-9729, www.cidde.pitt.edu.

University of Pittsburgh 2009 Homecoming,
festivities include Welcome Back Reception, African American Alumni Council’s 40th anniversary celebration, fireworks and laser show, Panther football, and more, Oct. 22-25, University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus, Pitt Alumni Association, 412-624-8229, www.alumni.pitt.edu. (See page 3)

Peterfest: A Workshop in Honor of Peter Machamer, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 24,
817 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, rubus@pitt.edu.

“Making Oral Presentations,” Survival Skills and Ethics Workshop, 10 a.m.
Oct. 24, Lecture Room 2, Scaife Hall, Pitt Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.


Amethyst Belly Dancers, dance performance, noon Oct. 21, Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union, Pitt Arts’ Artful Wednesdays, 412-624-4462, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Contract Resistance: Conscious Hip-hop, Soul, and More,
musical performances, 8 p.m. Oct. 23, August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, 412-258-2700, www.pgharts.org.

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company & Guandong Modern Dance Company, dance performance, 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Dance Council 2009-10 Season, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

The Flame of Love: The Legend of Tristan & Iseult, The Medieval Beasts, 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Oakland, Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh, 412-361-2048, www.rbsp.org.

opera by Verdi, Oct. 24, Oct. 27, and Oct. 30; Benedum Theatre, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Opera, 412-456-6666, www.pittsburghopera.org

Michael Griska, musical performance, 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, World Kaleidoscope Series, 412-622-3151, www.carnegielibrary.org.

Our Town, theatrical performance, through Oct. 25, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, North Side, 412-320-4612, www.newhazletttheater.org.

Antigone, theatrical performance, through Nov. 1, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, Point Park University, 412-621-4445, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com

Count Dracula, theatrical performance, through Nov. 1, Charity Randall Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland, University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre, 2009-10 season, www.play.pitt.edu.

Ella, the music of Ella Fitzgerald, through Nov. 1, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, www.ppt.org.

Forever Plaid, musical theater, through March 28, 2010, Theater Square Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, CLO Cabaret, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Hans Mattingly, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, “Matrices of Subjectivity: The Discourse of Learning in Victorian Literature,” 11 a.m. Oct. 19, Room 526 Cathedral of Learning.