Issue Date: 
November 16, 2009


Azucar Latin Band, musical performance, noon Nov. 18, Nordy’s Place, William Pitt Union, Pitt Arts’ Artful Wednesdays, 412-624-4462, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Jack McMally & Friends, musical performance, 6 p.m. Nov. 18, The Cup & Chaucer Café, Hillman Library ground floor, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org.

Classical Mystery Tour–Music of The Beatles! Nov. 20-22, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, PNC Pittsburgh Symphony Pops!, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Octavio Brunetti Quintet, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, second annual The Americas—In Concert, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7394, clas@pitt.edu.

Ortner-Roberts Duo, musical performance, 2 p.m. Nov. 22, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, World Kaleidoscope Series, 412-622-3151, www.carnegielibrary.org.

American Revival: Celebrating the New Stars of American Roots Music, musical performance, 7 p.m. Nov. 22, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Brentano String Quartet, performing Schubert and Britten, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, 412-624-4129, www.pittsburghchambermusic.org.

Powerful Elegance, Manfred Honeck, conductor, and Sa Chen, piano; featuring works by Tchaikovsky and Strauss, Nov. 27-29, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.


University Art Gallery, Making Face: Depictions of Women in Japan From Edo to Today, Japanese woodblock prints from the 18th and 19th centuries and new works by Japanese contemporary artist Hiroki Otsuka, through Dec. 12, Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-648-2410.

Hillman Library, Selected Prints Exhibition From the Barry Rosensteel Japanese Prints Collection, through Dec. 19, Special Collections Department, third floor; Historical Exhibition of African American Progress at Pitt, ongoing, ground floor, 412-648-7710, 412-648-8190.

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

Carnegie Museum of Art, Digital to Daguerreotype: Photographs of People, through Jan. 31, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3309, www.cmoa.org.

Falk Library, Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons, through Jan. 28, 200 Scaife Hall, Pitt Health Sciences Library System, www.hsls.pitt.edu, 412-648-8866.


Social Justice and Latin America: Perspectives From Pittsburgh Nonprofits, moderated panel discussion featuring five organizations engaged in social justice work, 1 p.m. Nov. 16, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, aut112@gmail.com.

“Tobacco Control: Looking Back, Looking Forward,” Kenneth Warner, dean, University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, 3 p.m. Nov. 16, Ballroom A, University Club, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, www.publichealth.pitt.edu.

Junot Diaz, author, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Colombia: Its Music and People,” Jorge Delgado Troncoso, graduate student in Pitt School of Education, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Lower Lounge, Sutherland Hall, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, dristas@pitt.edu.

“Humanity, Innovation, and Business Strategy: Lessons From the Indian Experience,” John C. Camillus, the Donald R. Beall Professor of Science Management in Pitt’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, noon Nov. 18, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Can We Hold People Responsible for Their Implicit Biases Against Women and Minorities?” Edouard Machery, professor, Pitt Department of History and Philosophy of Science, noon Nov. 18, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Despite the Best Intentions: Why Racial Inequality Persists in Good Schools,” Amanda E. Lewis, associate professor of sociology, Emory University, noon Nov. 19, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Buchanan, Ingersoll, & Rooney Fall 2009 Speaker Series, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

“Walking and Talking: Reflections on Stoic Divisions of the Soul,” Brad Inwood, professor of classics and philosophy, University of Toronto, 4 p.m. Nov. 19, 208A Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Does European Social History Have a Future?” William Beik, professor, Emory University’s Department of History, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence, European Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Recent Work on Carthage,” Mark W. Graham, assistant professor of history, Grove City College, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 244A Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Classics, www.classics.pitt.edu.

“Making a Diagnosis: New Models for Old,” Patrick Croskerry, professor, Dalhousie University’s Department of Emergency Medicine, noon Nov. 20, Lecture Room 3, Scaife Hall, Pitt Medical Education Grand Rounds, School of Medicine’s Office of the Vice Dean, 412-648-9000, www.megr.pitt.edu.

“Because It Was He, Because It Was I: The Good of Friendship,” Alexander Nehamas, the Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in Humanities, Princeton University’s Department of Philosophy, 3 p.m. Nov. 20, 324 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence, European Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

Sara Pennypacker, author,
10:30 a.m. Nov. 21, Carnegie Library Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Black, White & Read All Over 2009-10 Season, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

Laura Bush, former First Lady,
8 p.m. Nov. 23, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Robert Morris University’s 2009-10 Pittsburgh Speakers Series, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghspeakersseries.org.


Ethics and Regulation of International Research, interactive workshop designed for faculty, staff, and students interested in research in an international setting, 8 a.m. Nov. 18, 109 Parran Hall, Pitt School of Medicine, Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, Clinical and Transnational Science Institute, Center for Global Health, 412-624-6985, www.globalhealth.pitt.edu.

“Angels in the Dust,”
(2007, Louise Hogarth), documentary screening, 6 p.m. Nov. 19, A115 Crabtree Hall, Global Health Film Series, Pitt Global Health Student Association, Center for Global Health, tac46@pitt.edu.

“Los Andes no creen en Dios,”
(2007, Antonio Enguino), film screening,
7:30 p.m. Nov.19, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Amigos del Cine LatinoAmericano Fall 2009 Film Series, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection, amigoscinemalatinoamericano@gmail.com.

Crick Biography Workshop, featuring Robert Olby, author of Francis Crick: Hunter of Life’s Secrets
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2009), 4 p.m. Nov. 20, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, pittcntr@pitt.edu.


Imagination Movers, musical theater, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

The Women of the Hill, production celebrating August Wilson through the exploration of his legendary character Aunt Ester, Nov. 20-22, Aunt Ester Series, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-258-2700, info@augustwilsoncenter.org.

Candide, theatrical performance based on Voltaire’s raucous satire, music by Leonard Bernstein, through Nov. 22, Quantum Theatre, Former Don Allen City Auto, 5315 Baum Blvd., Bloomfield, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, 412-394-3353, www.proartstickets.org.

The Little Foxes,
play by Lillian Hellman, through Dec. 13, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-316-1600, www.ppt.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Nihar Sarkar, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, “Alkenyl Iminium Ion in Diels-Alder Reaction: Synthesis of Highly Substituted N-Heterocycles,” 1: 30 p.m. Nov. 16, 325 Eberly Hall.

Minji Wu, Swanson School of Engineering, “Registration and Segmentation of Brain MR Images from Elderly Individuals,” 10 a.m. Nov. 17, 244 Sterling Plaza, 201 N. Craig St., Oakland.

Binita Chandra, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, “Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis of Complex Polypropionates: A Synthesis of Erythronolide B,” 10:30 a.m. Nov. 17, 307 Eberly Hall.

Nikhil R. Bhagwat, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Human Genetics, “ ERCC1-XPF: Links to Fanconi Anemia and Chemotherapy Resistance,” 12:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 202C UPMC Cancer Pavilion, 5150 Centre Ave., Shadyside.

Jeffrey M. Rohay,
Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, “Statistical Assessment of Medication Adherence Data: A Technique to Analyze the J-Shaped Curve,” 3 p.m. Nov. 18,
308 Parran Hall.

Stephen P. Scheidt,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Geology and Planetary Science, “Aeolian System Dynamics Derived From Thermal Infrared Data,” 10 a.m. Nov. 20, 203 Thaw Hall.

Allison Longenberger,
Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Measures of Physical Function as Risk Factors for Diabetes Mellitus and Insulin Resistance Among HIV-uninfected and HIV-infected Men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study,” 2 p.m. Nov. 20, A523 Crabtree.

Chongyi Wei, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, “An Examination of Protective Factors for HIV Infection Among Asian/Pacific Islander Men Who Have Sex with Men,”
2 p.m. Nov. 20, Stoner Conference Room, 2nd floor, 3520 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

Min Chi,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Intelligent Systems Program, “Do Step-level Tutorial Decisions Matter: Apply Reinforcement Learning to Induce Pedagogical Tutorial Tactics,” 3 p.m.
Nov. 20, 2nd-floor auditorium, Learning, Research and Development Center.

Cristie Glasheen, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Exposure to Pre- and Postnatal Depression and Anxiety Symptom Trajectories: Effect on Adolescent Psychiatric Outcomes,” 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20, 160A Webster Hall.

Dawn Seckler, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, “Engendered Genre: The Contemporary Russian Buddy Film,”
10 a.m. Nov. 23, 1218 Cathedral of Learning.

Jianping Zhao, School of Medicine’s Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program, “Role of Focal Adhesion Protein Migfilin in the Regulation of Cell Survival and Cell Cycle,” 2 p.m. Nov. 23, S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

Dan Swayze,
Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, “Public Health 2.0: An Analysis of Social Support Groups for Type 2 Diabetics on Web 2.0 Sites,” 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23, 2nd-floor conference room, Parran Hall.

Jongsick Kim, Swanson School of Engineering, “Improvement of the Clinical Utility of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer (RNFL) Measurement by Establishing Data Comparability Across the OCT Technology Generations and Models,” 3 p.m. Nov. 23, 9th-floor conference room, 203 Lothrop St., Oakland.

Eliezer Kanal, Swanson School of Engineering, “Temporal Connectivity Patterns of the Cortico-limbic Learning and Rewards System,” 2 p.m. Nov. 24, 2nd- floor conference room, Parkvale Building, 3520 Forbes Ave, Oakland.

Michael P. Hezel, School of Medicine’s Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program, “LGMD-1C: Role of Caveolin-3 in Neuromuscular Junction and Structure,” 1 p.m. Nov. 25, 1395 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.