Issue Date: 
October 22, 2007


Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Pitt-Johnstown, www.ceskafilharmonie.com.

Elaine Alverez, Cuban-American soprano, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Bromely Family Theater, Blaisdell Hall, Pitt-Bradford, www.upb.pitt.edu.

University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, performing works by Max Bruch and Camille Saint-Saens, 8 p.m. Oct. 26, Epiphany Catholic Church, 1018 Centre Ave., Uptown, 412-471-1008, www.music.pitt.edu.

The Peabody Trio, 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Music on the Edge series, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, A Chamber Orchestral Showcase, 8 p.m. Oct. 25, Carnegie Music Hall; 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Upper St. Clair High School, 1825 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.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.

The Andy Warhol Museum, “Andy and Oz: Parallel Visions, A National Gallery of Australia 25th Anniversary Exhibition,” “Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Warhol,” and “Elusive Signs: Bruce Nauman Works with Light,” all through Dec. 30, 117 Sandusky St., 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

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.


“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 today, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

“Motives, Goals, and the Study Abroad Experience: Student Perspectives,” Heather Willis Allen, assistant professor in second-language acquisition and French at the University of Miami, 4:30 p.m. today, 803 William Pitt Union, University Center for International Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Angst and Megalomania: The ‘German East’ in the 19th Century,” Gregor Thum, Pitt professor of history, 4 p.m. today, 3703 Posvar Hall, Department of History, www.pitt.edu/~pitthist.

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

Poetry Reading, Jan Freeman and Allison Joseph, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, www.english.pitt.edu.

“On Scientific Observation,” Delphine Chapuis-Schmitz, professor of the philosophy of language at College de France, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 23, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of the Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“Probing Chemical Pathways in Bioactivation-Mediated Genotoxicity,” Shana Sturla, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Minnesota, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 23, 12 Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Interwar Prague Women and Modernity,” Karla Huebner, Pitt predoctoral fellow in Department of the History of Art and Architecture, noon Oct. 24, 4217 Posvar Hall, Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Using Organotypic Models to Understand Mammary Gland Biology, Breast Cancer, and Metastasis,” Mina Bissell, scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 4 p.m. Oct. 24, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Pitt Biomedical Graduate Student Association and Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program, www.bgsa.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.

Poetry Reading, April Ossmann and Martha Rhodes, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, www.english.pitt.edu.

Discussion: Publishing Poets, Jan Freemann, Allison Joseph, April Ossmann, and Martha Rhodes, 2 p.m. Oct. 24, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, www.english.pitt.edu.

Reception and Artist Lectures, Miriam Cabessa, Seth Cohen and Peter Rostovsky, 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Fine, Perlow and Weis Gallery, Irene Kaufmann Building, Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-521-8011, www.jccpgh.org/museum.asp.

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?: Race, Gender, and Etiquette in Formal Meals,” Alice Julier, Pitt scholar in women’s studies program, noon Oct. 24, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

“Functional Status Outcomes of ICU Survivors: The Role of Empirical Data in Ethical Analysis,” Howard Degenholtz, professor of health policy and management at Pitt, noon-1 p.m. Oct. 25, 113 School of Law, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

“Reaction Mechanisms and Mechanochemistry in Small Molecules, Interfaces, and Macroscopic Materials,” Stephen Craig, associate professor of chemistry at Duke University, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 12B Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Schools in Shanghai,” Julia H. Kaufman, Pitt research associate of the Learning Research and Development Center, noon Oct. 25, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Pitt Department of International Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Magnetic Fabrics and Physical Process in Mafic Magma Chambers,” Eric Ferre, assistant professor of geology at Southern Illinois University, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 25, 11 Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, www.geology.pitt.edu.

“Postnatal Development of Serotonin Signaling Mechanisms in the Gut as Probed by In Vitro Continuous Amperometry,” Greg M. Swain, assistant professor of chemistry at Michigan State University, 4 p.m. Oct. 25, 12 Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

“Better Images of the Thinking Brain: The RF Rx for Susceptibility Distortions,” Douglas C. Noll, professor of biomedical engineering and professor of radiology at the University of Michigan, 4-5 p.m. Oct. 25, Auditorium 5 Scaife Hall, Department of Biomedical Engineering, www.mirm.pitt.edu.

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

“Emotional Consistency, Conflict, and the Stockholm Syndrome,” Marion Ledwig, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 12:05 p.m. Oct. 26, 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of the Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

“This Blue-Eyed Hag: Race and Shakespeare’s Sycorax,” Jonathan Burton, Woodburn associate professor of English at West Virginia University, 3 p.m. Oct. 26, 332 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, www.pitt.edu/~medren.

“Catalysis-Based Total Synthesis of Marine Anticancer Agents,” Alois Furstner, associate professor of organometallic chemistry at Max-Planck-Institut of Germany, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 12A Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chemistry.pitt.edu.

“Using Single Molecule Spectroscopy to Investigate the Reverse Transcription Mechanism of HIV-1, the AIDs virus,” Paul Barbara, director of the Center of Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology at the University of Austin, 4 p.m. Oct. 29, 12 Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chemistry.pitt.edu.


Gender, History, and Popular Culture in Indian Film, panel discussion, Neepa Majumdar, professor of English at Pitt, 7 p.m. Oct. 24, Mattress Factory, India: Below the Surface, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Project Bundle-Up Shopping Day, 7-9:30 a.m. Oct. 27, various locations, Salvation Army and The Pitt Volunteer Pool, 412-624-7709.

La Escuelita Arcoiris, cultural presentation, 2-3 p.m. Oct. 28, Quiet Reading Room, Carnegie Library at Oakland, World Kaleidoscope! Series, 412-622-3151, 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

Jeffrey Hole, Department of English, “Invention of an Infidel: Herman Melville’s Literary Heresies and the Doctrines of Empire,” 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 526 Cathedral of Learning.

J. Darwin King, Jr., Center for Neuroscience, “Action potential Gating of Calcium Channels and Transmitter Release,” noon Oct. 29, Floor 2 Auditorium, Learning and Research Development Center.


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, through Oct. 28, Pitt-Johnstown theater department, www.upj.pitt.edu/ArtsCenter.

Good Black Don’t Crack by Rob Penny, through 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.