Happenings: March 12-19, 2007

Issue Date: 
March 12, 2007

March 12
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Sito Narcisse, Pitt Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, “Capacity Building Strategies of a School-Community Partnership: A Case Study,” 9 a.m., 4321 Posvar Hall.

Lucky Lit Festival, featuring readings by authors Crystal Williams, Jolene Siana, Lewis Nordan, Phil Beard, and Jane Bernstein; 7 p.m., continues daily through March 16, Pitt-Greensburg’s Village Hall, 724-836-7481.

Lecture, Gary Telgenhoff, Las Vegas forensic pathologist and deputy medical examiner, 7 p.m., Pitt-Greensburg’s Ferguson Theater, 724-836-7741, www.upg.pitt.edu.

Reading, poet Ales Debeljak, 8:30 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, 412-624-6506.

Art Exhibition, Revolution, Ritual, and Remembrance: The Art of Haiti, through March 17, the Pitt Frick Fine Arts Building’s University Art Gallery, 412-648-2423, jpiller@pitt.edu.

March 13
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Carl Dawson, Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, “Negotiating European Integration on the Southern Periphery: Democracy Deficits and Bargaining Power in the Maghreb,” 10 a.m., 3431 Posvar Hall.

Luncheon Discussion, “National Science Foundation,” noon,  S100 Biomedical Science, Tower 2, Pitt’s Survival Skills and Ethics Program, 412-578-3716, www.survival.pitt.edu.

Informational Meeting for English majors about graduate programs in literature and education, 4 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of English, glazener@pitt.edu.

Reading, author Ellis Avery, The Teahouse Fire (Riverhead Hardcover, 2006), 6:30 p.m., (For details, see p. 2.)

Lecture, Samantha King, author of Pink Ribbons Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy, 7 p.m., Mukaiyama University Room, Pitt-Bradford’s Frame-Westerberg Commons, Pitt-Bradford Women’s History Month program and Student Nurse Organization, 814-362-0248.

March 14
Pitt Staff Association Council Meeting, noon, 1175 Benedum Hall, www.pitt.edu/~sac.

Lecture, “Science of Sense, Artistic Representation, and the Concept of Impression in the 19th Century,” Josh Ellenbogen, Pitt professor of the history of photography and modern art, noon, 203 Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt Department of the History of Art and Architecture, 412-648-2400, www.haa.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “The Time Tax: Race and Spatial Equity in New York City,” Kathryn Neckerman, associate director, Columbia University’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, noon. (For details, see p.2.)

Lecture, “Users’ Emotional and Material Satisfaction at the Micro/Macro Level in Academic Libraries,” Fei Yu, applications specialist, eiNetwork, noon, Carnegie Mellon University’s University Center Rangos II; Pitt School of Information Sciences’ Digital Libraries Colloquium Series, 412-624-3988, www.sis.pitt.edu.

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

Lecture, “Family Pressures on Young Women at Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer,” Rebekah Hamilton, Pitt assistant professor of nursing, noon, Barco Law Building, Pitt’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law Grand Rounds, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

Lecture, “Getting Better Sleep: What You Need to Know,” Anne Germain, Pitt assistant professor of psychiatry, 6-8 p.m., Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s First-floor Quiet Reading Room, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, WPIC Mental Health and Wellness Lecture Series, 412-647-3555, nbintern1@upmc.edu.

Film Screenings, Nicht loschbares Feuer  [Inextinguishable Fire] (1969); Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik [Workers Leaving the Factory] (1995); Auge Machine 1 [Eye Machine 1] (2001-3); Schnittstelle Section [Interface] (1995); and Ich glaubte Gefangene zu Sehen [I Thought I Was Seeing Convicts] (2000), all directed by Harun Farocki,
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.

Film Screening, Waalo Fendo: Where the Earth Freezes (1998), directed by Mohammed Soudani, 8:30 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall; Pitt’s Global Studies Program, European Studies Center, and Italian Club; 412-624-2918, dristas@ucis.pitt.edu.

March 15
Lecture, “Family Pressures on Young Women at Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer,” Rebekah Hamilton, Pitt assistant professor of nursing, noon, 113 Barco Law Building, Pitt Center for Bioethics, 412-647-5700, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

Lecture, “Evolution of Clothing Styles in Contemporary China: A Tale of Modernity?” Andrew Zhao, Ph.D. candidate, Pitt’s Department of Anthropology, noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center’s Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, 412-648-7370, www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

Lecture, “Edo Period Paintings of the Noh Theatre,” Monica Bethe, professor of literature, Center for Japanese Studies at Otani University in Kyoto, Japan, 3 p.m., 3504 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center and University Honors College, 412-648-7763, dakis@ucis.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Nanoscale Imaging of Charge and Spin,” John Marohn, professor of chemistry and chemical engineering, Cornell University, 4 p.m., 12B Chevon Science Center, Pitt’s Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

Musical Performance, singer/songwriter Namoli Brennet, 4 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium. (For details, see p. 2.)

Lectures, “Oldies But (Still) Goodies: ‘Diels-Alders,’ ‘Copes,’ and Steroids,” Thomas Hoye, professor, University of Minnesota’s Department of Chemistry, 2:30 p.m; “Nanoscale Imaging of Charge and Spin,” John Marohn, associate professor, Cornell University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, 4 p.m.; 12B Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Developing the Network Skills to Advance Your Career,” Bonnie Budzowski, president, WordCoach, 3-5 p.m., S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, Pitt Office of Academic Career Development; registration required, www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

Gallery Talk, “Images of Haiti: Dumpster Deities and Other Paradoxes,” Bill Bollendorf, director, Galerie Macondo, 5 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building, University Art Gallery, 412-648-2423, www.vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu/uag.

March 16
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Naila Khalil, Pitt Department of Epidemiology, “The Association of Lead Biomarkers and Health Effects in Community Residing Elderly Women and an Occupational Cohort,” 8 a.m., A523 Parran Hall.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Valerie Howard, Pitt Department of Administrative and Policy Studies, “The Use of Human Patient Simulators as an Instructional Strategy for Baccalaureate Nursing Students,” 10 a.m., 5901 Posvar Hall.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Brian Lipinski, Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science, “Integrating Geophysics and Geochemistry to Evaluate Coalbed Natural Gas Produced Water Disposal, Powder River Basin, Wyoming,” 1 p.m., 207 Space Research Coordination Center.

Panel Discussion, “The State of Democracy in Western Pennsylvania,” moderated by David Y. Miller, interim dean of Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, 1:30-4 p.m., 2500 Posvar Hall, Wherrett Lecture in Local Government Series, 412-383-8970, vcatullo@pitt.edu.

Lecture, “The Composite Membrane Problem,” Sagun Chanillo, professor, Rutgers University’s Department of Mathematics, 4 p.m., 704 Thackeray Hall, Pitt’s Department of Mathematics Colloquium Series, swigon@pitt.edu.

Film Screening, April Snow (2005), directed by Heo Jin-ho, 6:30 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall; Pitt’s Asian Studies Center and Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures; 412-624-5562, turker@pitt.edu.

Musical Performance, Carnegie Brass Quintet, 8 p.m., Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Pitt-Johnstown, 814-269-2080, www.carnegiebrass.com.

March 18
Musical Performance, “Bach and the Baroque: Music of Georg Benda and J.S. Bach,” 3 p.m., Heinz Chapel, Pitt Concert Series, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Perspectives on Deadly Medicine,” Kate Seelman, professor and associate dean of disability programs, Pitt School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 4 p.m., Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

March 19
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Joie Marhefka, Pitt Department of Bioengineering, “Study of Drag-Reducing Polymers and Mechanisms of Their Intravascular Effect,” 10 a.m., Cellomics Building’s 5th-floor conference room.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Ernest Aaron Horton, Pitt Department of Music, “Charles Mingus and the Paradoxical Aspects of Race as Reflected in His Life and Music,” 10:30 a.m., 114 Music Building.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Ellen C. Gerber, Pitt Department of English, “Modernist Pedagogies: Conrad, Wolf, Pound, and the Reading Public,” 11 a.m., 526 Cathedral of Learning.

Discussion, “Pizza and Politics,” Doina Cajvaneanu, Ph.D. candidate, University of Trento, Italy, 3 p.m., 4217 Posvar Hall; Pitt’s European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence; 412-683-7694, kpuccia@ucis.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “From Chile to 9/11: Collective Memory and Social Responsibility,” Jeannette A. Bastian, professor, Simmons College’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 4:30-6 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium; Pitt’s Policy, Ethics, and Accountability Lecture Series, www.sis.pitt.edu/academics/colloquia/policySeries.html.

Lecture, Monique Combescot, professor at the Institut des NanoSciences de Paris, 4:30 p.m., 102 Thaw Hall, Pitt-Carnegie Mellon University Physics Colloquium Series, www.phyast.pitt.edu/Events.

Lecture, Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics, Georgetown University, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Drue Heinz Lecture Series, 412-622-8866, www.pittsburghlectures.org.