Happenings: April 9-16, 2007

Issue Date: 
April 9, 2007

April 9

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Sonia Lenk, Pitt Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Can Minority Languages Survive in a Situation of Sustained Bilingualism? Ethnolinguistic Vitality and Language Behavior Among Indigenous Speakers of Quichua in Ecuador,” 10 a.m., 1325 Cathedral of Learning.

Lecture, Tom Schatz, executive director of the University of Texas Film Institute, noon, 501 Cathedral of Learning; Pitt Film Studies Program, Steeltown Entertainment Project, and Pitt in Hollywood, 412-624-6564, jrf16@pitt.edu.

Lecture, “A Question of Scale: Effective Field Theory in Particle Physics,” Adam Leibovich, Pitt assistant professor of physics and astronomy, 4:30 p.m., 102 Thaw Hall, Pitt-Carnegie Mellon University Physics Colloquium Series, www.phyast.pitt.edu/Events.

Art Exhibition, Affairs of the Art 2007, through April 13, Pitt-Bradford’s KOA Art Gallery, 814-362-0248, jmp100@exchange.upb.pitt.edu.

Audubon Print Exhibition, Pileated Woodpecker, through April 16, Hillman Library ground floor, Pitt Department of Special Collections, 412-648-7715, www.library.pitt.edu/images/audubon.

Art Exhibition, Studio Arts Student Exhibition, through April 29, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Pitt’s Studio Arts Department, 412-648-2423, www.pitt.edu/~studio.

April 10

Theatrical Performance, Rachel Carson Saves the Day! directed by Nona Gerard,
10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Stephen Foster Memorial’s Henry Heymann Theatre, Pitt’s Shakespeare-in-the-Schools Program, 412-624-7529, www.play.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Ouch! The Paradox of Pain,” Christopher Hill, professor of philosophy, Brown University, 12:05 p.m., 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Lecture, “The Fertile Interface Between Chemistry, Biology, and Materials,” Alan J. Russell, Pitt professor of surgery, 4 p.m., 2500 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s School of Medicine, www.medschool.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Reconstructing Rural Lydian Life in Western Anatolia,” Christopher H. Roosevelt, assistant professor of archaeology, Boston University, 4:30 p.m., 335 Cathedral of Learning; Pitt’s Department of Classics and the Archaeological Institute of America, Pittsburgh Society; 412-624-4494, www.pitt.edu/~classics.

Film Screening, Limonadovy Joe [Lemonade Joe] (1964), directed by Oldrich Lipsky,
7 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407.

April 11

Theatrical Performance, Romeo and Juliet, directed by Holly Thuma, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Stephen Foster Memorial’s Henry Heymann Theatre, Pitt’s Shakespeare-in-the-Schools Program, 412-624-7529, www.play.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “HIV/AIDS Risk-Reduction Programs for Drug-Dependent Persons,” Larry Grant, professor of social work, University of Michigan, noon, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work’s Speaker Series, 412-624-6304, www.pitt.edu/~pittssw.

Lecture, “PASSPORT to Social and Cultural Programming,” noon, William Pitt Union’s Dining Room A, Pitt’s Office of International Services, 412-624-7120, www.ois.pitt.edu.

Pitt Staff Association Council Meeting, noon, 1175 Benedum Hall, www.pitt.edu/~sac.

Lecture, “China’s Folk Dance,” Yang Li, former associate professor of business and laws, Guangdong University, 7 p.m., Pitt-Greensburg Chambers Hall’s Hempfield Room, 724-836-7741, mackall@pitt.edu.

Theatrical Performances, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow by John Patrick Shanley and The Ghost in the Wire, an ensemble-created project, 7:30 p.m., continues through April 15, Studio Theatre (B-72 Cathedral of Learning), Pitt Department of Theatre Arts’ Laboratory Productions, 412-624-7529, www.pitt.edu/~play.

Film Screenings, Constantly Moving: Crossovers in Experimental Film and Video Art (2004), a survey of various artists’ films, and I Want to See How You See (2003), directed by Pipilotti Rist, 7:30 p.m., 205 David Lawrence Hall; Pitt Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures series, Experimental, Underground, Revolutionary: Avant-garde Films From Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, 412-648-2614, rhalle@pitt.edu.

Musical Performance, University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Roger Zahab, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Concert Series, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Film Screening, Farewell China (1990), directed by Clara Law, 8:30 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, dristas@ucis.pitt.edu.

April 12

Lecture, “Human Nature, Reprogenetics, and the Future of Humankind,” Lee Silver, professor of molecular biology and public affairs, Princeton University, 8 a.m., Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital’s McCluskey Auditorium, Pitt Center for Bioethics’ Donald N. Medearis Jr. Lecture in Pediatrics, 412-647-5700, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

Luncheon Discussion, “Grants From the National Institutes of Health,” noon, S100 Biomedical Science Tower 2, Pitt’s Survival Skills and Ethics Program; to register, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Demystifying the Process of Attaining a Faculty Position,” Alan F. Sved, chair and professor, Pitt’s Department of Neuroscience, 3-5 p.m., S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development; registration required, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Voicing History: The Essay, Documentary Film, and the Collapse of the Pittsburgh Steel Industry,” James V. Catano, professor of English, Louisiana State University, 4 p.m.,
501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of English, www.english.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Significant OH Radical Reactions in the Lower Atmosphere: A New View,” Marsha Lester, chair and the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor in the Natural Sciences, University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Chemistry, 4 p.m., 12 Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Outsiders in a Forced Community: Dutch Jews in the Nazi Ghetto of Terezin,
1943-1945,” Anna Hajkova, graduate student, Pitt’s Department of History, 4 p.m., 3703 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407, crees@pitt.edu.

Workshop, “Andes Manta Music Workshop,” Andes Manta musicians, 4:30 p.m., Pitt-Greensburg’s Smith Hall Lounge, alinda@pitt.edu.

Musical Performance, Andes Manta musicians, 7:30 p.m., Pitt-Greensburg’s Ferguson Theater, 724-836-7741, mackall@pitt.edu.

April 13

Workshop, “The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business,” 7:30-10 a.m., 209 Mervis Hall, Pitt Small Business Development Center; registration required, 412-624-2182, mrwholihan@katz.pitt.edu.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Armando Muyolema-Calle, Pitt Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Colonialismo y representación. Hacia una relectura de los discursos latinoamericanista, indigenista y clasista-étnico en los Andes del Siglo XX,” 9 a.m., 1301 Cathedral of Learning.

Lecture, “Chornobyl 4-Ever: The Cultural and Health Fallout of a Nuclear Disaster,” Sarah Phillips, assistant professor, Indiana University’s Department of Anthropology, noon, 4217 Posvar Hall; Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies and Students Chornobyl Relief Committee; 412-648-7407, crees@pitt.edu.

Ed.D. Dissertation Defense by Trisha Ann Varish Craig, School of Education, “Southwestern PA Public School Districts Compliance with P.S. § 12-1205.1 et Seq (Act 48),” 3 p.m., 5901 Posvar Hall.

Lecture, “Aristotle on Intentionality,” Victor Caston, professor, University of Michigan’s Department of Philosophy, 3:30 p.m., 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science’s 47th Annual Lecture Series, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Musical Performance, “An Evening of Indian Classical Vocal Music by Leading Master of Khayal Gayaki Ustad Rashid Khan,” 7 p.m., Synod Hall’s Auditorium, 125 N. Craig St., Oakland, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, 412-257-1976, www.tabla.org.

Musical Performance, Pitt Women’s Choral Ensemble, conducted by Lorraine Milovac, 7:30 p.m., Heinz Chapel, Pitt Concert Series, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Theatrical Performance, The Persians: Themes and Variations by Aeschylus, 7:30 p.m., through April 15, Pitt-Bradford’s Blaisdell Hall Bromeley Family Theater, 814-362-5027, jmp100@upb.pitt.edu.

Musical Performance, Pitt’s University Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Andrew Weintraub, 8 p.m., also April 14, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Concert Series, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

April 14

Reading, poet Martín Espada, 5:30 p.m., 2500 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s English and history departments, Cultural Studies Program, Honors College, and Center for Latin American Studies; 412-648-7477, marcusrediker@yahoo.com.

April 15

Musical Performance, Pitt’s Heinz Chapel Choir, conducted by John Goldsmith, 3 p.m., Heinz Chapel, Pitt Concert Series, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

April 16

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Antonio Gómez, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “El discurso latinoamericano del exilio: extraterritorialidad y novella en Argentina y Cuba desde los años 70,” 9 a.m., 1301 Cathedral of Learning.

Panel Discussion, “China’s Silent Genocide,” 11 a.m., William Pitt Union’s Kurtzman Room; 5:30 p.m., Carnegie Mellon’s University Center McConomy Auditorium; Pitt’s Amnesty International and Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, Carnegie Mellon’s Intervarsity Christian Fellowship; fazhen@edoors.com.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Dana Thompson, School of Education, “An Unequal and Unlevel Playing Field: Critically Examining the Race-Conscious Affirmative Action Legal Debate Through the Eyes of the Council on Legal Educational Opportunity (CLEO),” 11:30 a.m., 5702 Posvar Hall.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Daniel Murray, School of Education, “Teleliteracy in the Neighborhood: Seeking an Educative Pedagogical Framework and Finding an Encoded Praxis of Mutual Humanization in ‘Mister Rogers Talks About Learning,’”
2 p.m., 4321 Posvar Hall.