Issue Date: 
March 22, 2010


University Art Gallery, Our Lives, Our Space: Views of Women in a Red-Light District, Korea, photography exhibition, through March 23, Pitt Departments of Anthropology and the History of Art and Architecture, Asian Studies Center, Women’s Studies Program, Frick Fine Arts Building, 412-624-6485.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery, My Deviant Muse: Photographic Imagery in Glass, through April 18, 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland, 412-682-4111, www.pghfilmmakers.org.

Frick Art & Historical Center, 1934: A New Deal for Artists, art exhibition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration’s Public Works of Art Program, through April 25, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.frickart.org.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Whales/Tohora, through May 2, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemnh.org.

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Concerning the 1930s in Art: Paintings From the Schoen Collection, through May 16, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, 724-837-1500, www.wmuseumaa.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Forum 64: Cecil Balmond, through May 30; Gods, Love, and War: Tapestries at Carnegie Museum of Art, through June 13; Caricature, Satire, and Comedy of Manners: Works on Paper From the 18th Through 20th Centuries, ongoing; Imagining Home: Selections From the Heinz Architectural Center, through May 30; Past Meets Present: Decorative Arts and Design, ongoing, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Pittsburgh Glass Center, From the Earth to the Fire and Back, through June 13, Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Ave., Garfield, 412-365-2145, www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.

Senator John Heinz History Center, Discover the Real George Washington: New Views From Mount Vernon, through July 18, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


Audrey Niffenegger, author, 7:30 p.m. March 22, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Violence and Gender in Central Europe After World War I,” Eliza Ablovatski, professor, Kenyon College’s Department of History, 4 p.m. March 22, History Lounge, Posvar Hall, Pitt European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Secrets of the Stars—What Makes a Star in the Workplace,” David Binder, principal consultant, Avid Learner Inc., 7:30 a.m. March 23, fifth floor of Alumni Hall, Pitt Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, 412-648-1608, landerson@katz.pitt.edu.

“Race, Culture, and the Genealogical Order,” Etienne Balibar, Distinguished Professor of French and Italian and Comparative Literature, University of California at Irvine, 12:30 p.m. March 23, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, and Humanities Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“Space-Age Tropics: Aluminum Dreams and Divergent Modernities in the Caribbean,” Mimi Sheller, professor, Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, 4 p.m. March 24, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Departments of English and History, Center for Latin American Studies, lavst12@pitt.edu.

“IP Licensing: What Pharma Wants,” Robert Lewis, director of product development, Cypress Pharmaceuticals, 4 p.m. March 24, S123 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower South, Pitt Offices of Enterprise Development and Technology Management, 412-624-3160, www.oed.pitt.edu.

“The Crime in Criminal Justice,” Bill Quigley, legal director, Center for Constitutional Rights, noon March 25, Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Barco Law Building, Pitt School of Law, 412-648-1490, www.law.pitt.edu.

“Finding the Past in Pastiche: The Politics of Intertextuality in Bollywood Cinema,” Iyer Usha, graduate student, Pitt Department of English, noon March 25, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, jennm@pitt.edu.

“Finding Solutions to the Latino Education Crisis: A National Imperative,” Patricia Gandara, professor, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences, 2:30 p.m. March 25, 5604 Posvar Hall, Pitt Learning Policy Center Colloquium Series, www.learningpolicycenter.org.

“The Race of Dolls,” Robin Bernstein, professor, Harvard University’s Graduate Program in the History of American Civilization, 3 p.m. March 25, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of English and Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

“Nutrient Cycling in Forests—Lessons From the Fernow Experimental Forest, West Virginia,” Mary Beth Adams, project leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, 4 p.m. March 25, Room 11, Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, www.geology.pitt.edu.

“The Future of Poetry II: Interview With Ben Lerner,” Nathaniel Mackey, professor of literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 8:30 p.m. March 25, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt Contemporary Writers Series, 412-624-6506, www.english.pitt.edu.

“Thinking the Impossible Human,” Etienne Balibar, Distinguished Professor of French and Italian and Comparative Literature, University of California at Irvine, 2 p.m. March 26, G-24 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, Humanities Center, www.humcenter.pitt.edu.

Bearden in the Public Realm, two-day symposium about Romare Bearden’s message and art, March 26-27, August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Romare Bearden Foundation, 212-665-9550, www.beardenfoundation.org.


Port Authority Information Session, featuring Port Authority representatives to discuss route changes, noon March 25, Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall, Brown Bag Lunch Program, Pitt Staff Association Council, 412-624-4236, sac@pitt.edu.

Tenth Annual Computer Science Day, educators, Pitt and high school students, alumni, and industry gather for computing science, business, and fun, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 26, 5th and 6th floors of Sennott Square and 121 Lawrence Hall, Pitt Department of Computer Science, www.cs.pitt.edu/events/CSDay/2010/schedule.php.

The Google Books Settlement: Access vs. Privacy, debate between Ginger McCall, staff counsel for Electronic Privacy Information Center, and Lateef Mtima, law professor and director of Howard University School of Law’s Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, 2 p.m. March 26, 121 Lawrence Hall, part of Department of Computer Science’s Tenth Annual Computer Science Day, www.cs.pitt.edu/events/CSDay/2010/schedule.php.

The 30th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Festival, featuring Mexican artist Armando Jimenez Aragon, noon to midnight March 27, William Pitt Union, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies and the Latin American Cultural Union, 412-648-7392, lavst12@pitt.edu.

2010 Johnson Institute Exemplary Leadership Address, by award recipient Kathleen Hower, cofounder and executive director of Global Links, 5 p.m. March 27, Ballroom A, University Club, Pitt Johnson Institute, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 412-648-1336, www.johnsoninstitute-gspia.org.


Alice, adapted from Lewis Carroll by Emilia Anderson and Tamara Goldbogen, March 24-April 3, Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Repertory Theater, www.play.pitt.edu.

Verbatim, formal dance program of works created by Pitt students and professional guest choreographers, 8:15 p.m. March 25-27, Dance Studio, Trees Hall, Pitt Dance Ensemble, 412-648-8262.

The Light in the Piazza, musical theater, March 26-April 3, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, Point Park University, 412-621-4445, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.


Jean-Luc Houle, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology, 10 a.m. March 22,  “Emergent Complexity on the Mongolian Steppe: Mobility, Territoriality, and the Development of Early Nomadic Polities,” 3307 Posvar Hall.

Kelly Clause, Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, 1 p.m. March 22, “The Role of Mechanical Forces in Cardiomyocyte Differentiation in 3D Culture,” Rangos Research Center, Room 5108/5109, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 530 45th Street, Lawrenceville.

Germaine Basita, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 4 p.m. March 22, “Capacity Development in Conflict Scenarios: Assessing Donor Support Strategies to Local NGO’s in Burundi,” 3430 Posvar Hall.

You Li, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Human Genetics, 8:30 a.m. March 24, “Haplotype-Based Prostate Cancer Association Study in Afro-Caribbeans of Tobago,” A312 Crabtree Hall.

Heather A. Piwowar, School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, 1:30 p.m. March 24, “Foundational Studies for Measuring the Impact, Prevalence, and Patterns of Publicly Sharing Biomedical Research Data,” M-185 Parkvale Building, 200 Meyran Ave., Oakland.

Douglas Kauffman, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, 3:30 p.m. March 24, “Spectroscopic and Electrical Investigations into Chemical Interactions with Carbon Nanotubes,” 307 Eberly Hall.

Erdrin Azemi, Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, 3 p.m. March 25, “Improving Biocompatibility and Chronic Performance of Neural Probes Using Surface Immobilization of the Neural Adhesion Molecule L1,” Conference Room 1595 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

Bradley Lambie, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Chemistry, 8 a.m. March 26, “Making Single-Cell Electroporation with Microelectrodes Predictable and Reproducible,” 307 Eberly Hall.

Wilfred E. Johnson, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, 10 a.m. March 26, “Which Demographic, Social, and Environmental Factors Are Associated With the Eating Habits and Exercise Patterns of Racial and Ethnic Minority Adolescents?” Room 226 Parran Hall.