Issue Date: 
April 5, 2010


Graduate Composers Concert, musical performances of new works by Pitt’s graduate student composers, 8 p.m. April 6, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, IonSound Project, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu.

Dangdut Diva Ikke Nurjanah and the Dangdut Cowboys, Indonesian pop music, 8 p.m. April 9, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-624-4186, www.music.pitt.edu.

Ahmad Jamal and the MCG Jazz Orchestra, musical performance, 8 p.m. April 9, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Downtown, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

The Human Spirit, Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor, Stephen Hough, piano, works by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, 8 p.m. April 9 and 11, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

University Gamelan Ensemble, musical performance by Indonesian percussion instrument ensemble, 8 p.m. April 10, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu.

Sweet Inspiration, an evening of songs focusing on life, love, inspiration, freedom, and triumph, 8 p.m. April 10 and 6 p.m. April 11, August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown, August Wilson Center, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Heinz Chapel Choir Spring Concert, free musical performance, 3 p.m. April 11, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu.

Baroque and Beyond, musical performance featuring harpsichordist Beth Etter, 3 p.m. April 11, Kresge Theater, Grace Library, Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Renaissance City Wind Music Society, 412-681-7111, www.renaissancecitywinds.org.

Recycle, musical performance, 7 p.m. April 11, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, IonSound Project’s Reduce, Renew, Recycle series, www.music.pitt.edu.


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.

University Art Gallery, Studio Arts Student Exhibition, through May 1, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Studio Arts, 412-648-2430, www.studioarts.pitt.edu.

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.

SPACE, Artist Image Resource, and Fe Arts Gallery, Rock, Paper, Scissors, through May 23, one exhibition at three locations, comprising works ranging from video to installation art; featuring pieces by three Pitt Studio Arts faculty, SPACE, 812 Liberty Ave., Downtown; Artists Image Resource, 518 Foreland St., North Side; Fe Arts Gallery, 4102 Butler St., Lawrenceville, 412-624-4364.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Forum 64: Cecil Balmond, through May 30; Gods, Love, and War: Tapestries at Carnegie Museum of Art, through June 13; Imagining Home: Selections From the Heinz Architectural Center, through May 30; Caricature, Satire, and Comedy of Manners: Works on Paper From the 18th Through 20th Centuries, ongoing; 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, America’s Best Weekly: 100 Years of the Pittsburgh Courier, ongoing, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


Gregory Maguire, author, 7:30 p.m. April 5, Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.

“Justice in America: The Separate Realities of Blacks and Whites,” Jonathan M. Hurwitz, professor, Pitt Department of Political Science, noon April 7, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Reed Smith LLC Speaker Series, Pitt Center for Race and Social Problems, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

“The Canaanite Woman Is Everyman,” Nancy Klancher, graduate student, Pitt Department of Religious Studies, noon April 7, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Religious Studies, www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu.

“Gender, Revolution, and the Politics of Memory: The Case of Grenada,” Shalini Puri, professor, Pitt Department of English, noon April 7, 2201 Posvar Hall, Pitt Women’s Studies Program, www.wstudies.pitt.edu.

Center for Latin American Studies 17th Annual Honors Day Keynote Address, Marla Ripoll, professor, Pitt Department of Economics, 4 p.m. April 7, University Club, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7392, clas@pitt.edu.

David Brooks, political commentator, author, New York Times columnist, 8 p.m. April 7, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Robert Morris University’s 2009-10 Pittsburgh Speakers Series, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghspeakersseries.org.

“The Art of Geisha: Constructing Feminine Identity and Social Class,” Yuko Eguchi, graduate student, Pitt Department of Music, noon April 8, 4130 Posvar Hall, Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, Pitt Asian Studies Center, jennm@pitt.edu, www.ucis.pitt.edu.

“The Expansion of Antidilution Law Beyond Trademark Law,” Barton Beebe, professor, New York University’s School of Law, 3 p.m. April 8, Room 111, Barco Law Building, 2010 Pitt Distinguished Intellectual Property Law Lecture, Pitt School of Law, 412-648-1400.

“Taking the Green Leap,” Stuart L. Hart, Samuel C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise, Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, 4 p.m. April 8, Ballroom, William Pitt Union, 2010 Heinz Distinguished Lecture, second annual Blue, Gold, and Green Sustainability Festival, Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 412-624-6718, www.bluegoldandgreen.pitt.edu.

“Biological Process Research for Wastewater Treatment and Water Quality in Estuaries,” Willie Harper Jr., professor, Pitt Swanson School of Engineering, 4 p.m. April 8, Room 11, Thaw Hall, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, www.geology.pitt.edu.

“Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation,” Patricia Benner, registered nurse, noon April 9, Lecture Room 3, 4th floor, Scaife Hall, Office of the Vice Dean of the School of Medicine, 412-648-9000.

“The Window of Cinema: Time Frames, Perspective, and the Cinematic Principle,” John E. Davidson professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Film Studies Program director, Ohio State University, 4:30 p.m. April 5, 216 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of German, 412-624-5839, jbyon@pitt.edu.


Road to Fondwa (Justin Brandin, Dan Schnorr, 2008), a documentary film screening and discussion featuring Brian McElroy, cocreator of the documentary, and Richard Gosser, executive director of Partners in Progress, 5:30 p.m. April 8, A115 Crabtree Hall, Pitt School of Nursing, Global Health Student Association, ghsa@pitt.edu.


Integration Bee, spelling bee-style contest to solve integrals, 8 p.m. April 8, 343 Alumni Hall, Pitt Honors College and Department of Mathematics, www.math.pitt.edu.

Second Annual Blue, Gold, and Green Sustainability Festival, with a focus on the “green economy” and addressing the social, economic, and financial considerations that businesses and individuals face, April 8-9, William Pitt Union and Schenley Quadrangle, Pitt Office of the Provost, www.bluegoldandgreen.pitt.edu.


The Electronic Negro, by Edward Bullins, and Sister Son/ji, by Sonia Sanchez, theatrical performance, through April 17, Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theater,7th-Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 412-624-7298, www.kuntu.org.

August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts, theatrical performance, April 6-11, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, PNC Broadway Across America: Pittsburgh, 412-456-2697, www.broadwayacrossamerica.com, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

The Bayan Player, Ukrainian dance performance featuring Kyiv Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Pitt Carpathian Music Ensemble, and Girls in the Kitchen Trio, 7 p.m. April 7, Andrew Carnegie Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie, 412-527-5359, www.kyivdance.net.

Nunsense, musical theater, April 8-June 27, CLO Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret, 412-281-3973, www.pittsburghclo.org.

Dance With Me, dance performance, 8 p.m., April 9-11, Rockwell Theater, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, Point Park University, 412-621-4445, www.pittsburghplayhouse.com.

Shooting Star, theatrical performance, April 10-May 16, City Theatre, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.


Kui Shen, School of Medicine, Pitt-Carnegie Mellon University Program in Computational Biology, 9:30 a.m. April 5, “Meta-Analysis for Pathway Enrichment Analysis and Biomarker Detection When Combining Multiple Genomic Studies,” 3073 Biomedical Science Tower 3.

John Wainwright, Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, 2 p.m. April 5, “Cardiac Reconstruction With Organ Specific Extracellular Matrix,” Joseph C. Glorioso Conference Center, Suite 402, Bridgeside Point Building 2, 450 Technology Dr., South Oakland.

Rebecca Renshaw, School of Education’s Department of Instruction and Learning, 2:45 p.m. April 5, “Clinical Competencies of O&M Specialists: Development and Validation of a Clinical Evaluation Tool,” 5152 Posvar Hall.

Eileen Bauer, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, 2 p.m. April 7, “Novel Roles of Thrombospondin-1 in Vascular Physiology and Disease,”5th-floor conference room, Bridgeside Point Building, 100 Technology Dr., South Oakland.

Srividya Ramachandran, School of Medicine’s Molecular Virology and Microbiology Graduate Program, 2 p.m. April 7, “Influence of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Glycoproten B on Viral Pathogenicity and the CD8+ T Cell Response,” S120 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

Layla Banihashemi, Center for Neuroscience, 9 a.m. April 8, “Early Life Experience Alters Stress-Related Brain Circuits: Effects of Repeated Brief Postnatal Maternal Separation on Central Autonomic Pathways,” A219B Langley Hall.

Aarti Madan, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, 10 a.m. April 8, “Writing the Earth, Writing the Nation: Latin American Narrative and the Language of Geography,” 1528 Cathedral of Learning.

Takashi Nagai, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 11 a.m. April 8, “Effects of 8-Week Nonlinear Periodized Training Program on Physical Fitness and Contributors of Functional Knee Joint Stability in 101st Division Army Soldiers,” Room 4060 Forbes Tower.

Heather M. Kling, School of Medicine’s Molecular Virology and Microbiology Graduate Program, 2:30 p.m. April 8, “Humoral Immunity to the Opportunistic Pathogen, Pneumocystis, in a Simian Model of HIV Infection,” 1104 Scaife Conference Center.

Gerardo Gómez-Michael, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, noon April 9, “La letra hereje. Iglesia, fe y religiosidad en la literatura mexicana contemporánea,” 1528 Cathedral of Learning.