Issue Date: 
October 15, 2007


Recital, performance by Pitt’s Roger Zahab (violin) and Robert Frankenberry (piano), 8 p.m. Oct. 16, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Global Drum Project,
featuring Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, 412-456-1350, www.pgharts.org.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,
conducted by Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, performing works by Sibelius, Debussy, and Ravel, Oct. 19-21, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Mellon Grand Classics Series, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

The Roches, a cappella harmony music performance, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Calliope Concert, 412-361-1915, www.calliopehouse.org.

Pittsburgh: El Coro Te Canta, conducted by Enrique Bernardo, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 412-708-3312, www.elcorolatino.com.

Red Priest: Nightmare in Venice,
performing works by Vivaldi, Johnson, and Tartini, 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Oakland, Renaissance Baroque Society, 412-361-2048, www.rbsp.org.


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

Filmmakers Galleries,
Purple Hearts by Nina Berman and Grave and Deteriorating: Images of the Iraq War by Chris Hondros, both exhibitions through Oct. 25, 477 Melwood Ave., 412-681-5449, www.pghfilmmakers.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.

Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Nakashima Revealed: The Carnegie Mellon Collection and Dee Briggs, through Oct. 28, Purnell Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., 412-268-3618, www.cmu.edu/millergallery.

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.

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.

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

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


“Newton and the Concept of Force,”
Koffi Maglo, professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Cincinnati, noon Oct. 16, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Unconventional Ways of Lithographically Generating and Studying Nanostructures,” Chad Mirkin, professor of chemistry at Northwestern University, 4 p.m. Oct. 16, Chevron Science Center 12, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“The Oligonucleotide Gold Nanoparticle Conjugate and the ‘Antisense Nanoparticle’,” Chad Mirkin, professor of chemistry at Northwestern University, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Chevron Science Center 12, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Global Studies Fall Colloquium: An Overview of the Global AIDS Pandemic,”
Ronald Stall, professor and chair of Pitt’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, 6 p.m. Oct. 17, 352 Cathedral of Learning, www.ucis.pitt.edu/global.

“New Markers of Brain Aging,” Cristian Achim, associate professor of pathology and psychiatry at the University of California, noon Oct. 17, 1104 Scaife Hall, Pitt Department of Pathology Seminar Series, www.path.upmc.edu.

“Reviewing Manuscripts: Why, When, and How?”
Gerald F. Gebhart, Pitt professor of anesthesiology, 3-5 p.m. Oct. 17, S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Fall 2007 Professional Development Series, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

“How Did They DO That? And WHY?: Exploring the Construction and Function of the Pyramids at Gizeh,”
Amber A. McAlister, UPG assistant professor of art and architecture, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Village Hall, Pitt-Greensburg, La Cultura Series, www.upg.pitt.edu.

“Shear Dependent Shedding of the Endothelial Glycocalyx and the Mechanics of Leukocyte-Endothelium Adhesion,”
Herbert Lipowsky, professor and chair of bioengineering at Penn State University, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 18, Auditorium 5, Scaife Hall, Pitt Department of Bioengineering, www.mirm.pitt.edu.

“Literary Traditions of Protest for the Girl Child: Brajbha in Meera’s Medieval Poetry, Mahadevi Verma’s Prose Sketches, and Mrinal Pande’s Novel Daughter’s Daughter,” Rashmi D. Bhatnagar, Pitt assistant professor of English, noon Oct. 18, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Maintaining Good Health With Self-Shiatsu,” Stephanie Ulmer, shiatsu practitioner, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Suite 310, Center for Integrative Medicine, 580 Aiken Ave., Shadyside, 412-623-3023.

“A Maiden, a Shepherdess, and a Queen: The Parisian Assumption Vespers Services and Two Thirteenth-Century Motets,”
David Rothenberg, assistant professor of music at Case Western Reserve University, 4 p.m. Oct. 18, 132 Music Building, Pitt Department of Music and Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, www.music.pitt.edu.

“Forensic Investigations of Early Hominid and Bronze Age Human Remains From Mongolia,” Bruno Frohlich, forensic anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institution, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 18, 11 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, www.geology.pitt.edu.

“How to Get an Internship: The Key to Jobs in Journalism and PR,” panel discussion moderated by David Shribman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette executive editor, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, Pitt Department of English, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Planning for Profits: Defining and Capturing Your Customers,”
8-10 a.m. Oct. 18, Monroeville Chamber of Commerce, 4268 Northern Pike, Monroeville, 412-856-0622; “The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business,” 8-10 a.m. Oct. 18, Ft. Jackson Building, 19 S. Washington St., 724-627-9054, Pitt’s Small Business Development Center, www.pitt.edu/~sbdc.

“Intentional Truth Functions,” Dale Jacquette, professor of philosophy at Penn State University, noon Oct. 19, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Globalization and the Changing Social Contract Between Science and Society: Some Implications—Covering the Issue of Capitalizing Knowledge via University-Industry Relations,”
V. V. Krishna, professor of science policy at Jawharlal Nehru University, noon Oct. 22, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“Liquid Opals, Photonic Crystals, and Light-Scattering Studies of Protein Folding: Never Met a Boring Photon,” Sanford A. Asher, Pitt professor of chemistry, 4 p.m. Oct. 23, 2500 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Gender, History, and Popular Culture in Indian Film,” Neepa Majumdar, Pitt associate professor of English, 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

“The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan,” 8-10 a.m. Oct. 26, 104 Mervis Hall, Pitt’s Small Business Development Center, 412-648-1542, www.pitt.edu/~sbdc.


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

Women for Film and Media, awards ceremony, 6 p.m. Oct. 16, Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-325-6769, www.clocabaret.com.

Steven Wright,
comedian, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, 412-456-1350, www.stevenwright.com.

Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading and Award Ceremony,
featuring prize winner Kirk Nesset and judge Hilary Masters, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, 412-624-6506, www.english.pitt.edu.

Mother of Mine, film directed by Klaus Haro, 8 p.m. Oct. 18, first floor, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3105, www.carnegielibrary.org.

Eighth Annual Young Playwrights Festival, various times and plays through Oct. 28, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, City Theatre Company, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.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

Diane F. Hunker, School of Nursing, “Effects of Adverse Birth Events on Maternal Mood, Maternal Functional Status and Infant Care,” 10 a.m. today, 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. today, 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. today, 522 Information Sciences Building.

John G. Lunz III,
School of Medicine’s Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program, “Inhibition of Liver and Bone Marrow Derived Dendritic Cell Maturation and Function by Interleukin 6 Activation of Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription-3,” 1 p.m.
Oct. 16, 1595 Biomedical Science Tower.

Marian Dolan,
Department of the History of Art and Architecture, “The Role of Illustrated Aratea Manuscripts in the Transmission of Astronomical Knowledge in the Middle Ages,” 1 p.m. Oct. 17, 104 Frick Fine Arts.

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

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

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.

You Can’t Take It With You, Pitt-Johnstown’s Studio Theatre, Oct. 18-28, Pitt-Johnstown Theatre department,

Good Black Don’t Crack
by Rob Penny, Oct. 18-Nov. 3, 7th-floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, Pitt Kuntu Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7298.

Trifles by Susan Glaspell and Cowboy Mouth by Sam Shepard and Patti Smith, Oct. 24-28, Cathedral of Learning Studio Theatre, B-72, Pitt Repertory Theatre, 412-624-PLAY (7529), www.play.pitt.edu.

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

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.

A special street sign will be unveiled at 10:15 a.m. today to honor Thomas E. Starzl, Pitt Distinguished Professor of Surgery and director emeritus of the Pitt-UPMC Starzl Transplantation Institute. The sign marking “Thomas E. Starzl Way” is being added at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Lothrop Street. Formal remarks will follow at 11 a.m. in Room S-100 of the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower. The honor is a collaborative effort between the City of Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Liver Foundation (ALF). In addition to Starzl, dignitaries will include Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg; Suzanna Masartis, executive director, and Joanne Grieme and Naomi Herman, co-founders, of the ALF Western Pennsylvania Chapter; Doug Shields, president, Pittsburgh City Council; and Susan Stuart, president and executive director, Center for Organ Recovery and Education.