Happenings: March 26-April 2

Issue Date: 
March 26, 2007

March 26
Lecture, “Should We Disclose Harmful Medical Errors to Patients, and If So, How?” Thomas Gallagher, associate professor of medicine and medical history and ethics, University of Washington School of Medicine, 9 a.m., Scaife Hall’s Auditorium 5, Pitt Center for Bioethics’ 24th Annual Messer Lecture, 412-647-5700, www.pitt.edu/~bioethic.

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

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Judith A. Callan, Pitt School of Nursing, “Development of a Scale: Barriers to CBT Homework Completion Scale,” 2 p.m., 340 Victoria Building.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Gulshan Sharma, Pitt Department of Bioengineering, “Structural Analysis-Driven Shoulder Arthroplasty,” 3:30 p.m., B63 Benedum Hall.

Musical Performance, “Music Monday,” 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Concert Series, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Audubon Print Exhibition, Hooded Warbler, through April 2, Hillman Library ground floor, Pitt Department of Special Collections, 412-648-7715, www.library.pitt.edu/images/audubon.

March 27
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Anand Iyer, Pitt School of Medicine, “EGF-Like Repeats—Novel Matrikine Ligands for EGF Receptor,” 10 a.m., 1104 Scaife Conference Center.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Kathryn Carroll, Pitt Department of Instruction and Learning, “Conversations With Coaches: Their Roles in Pennsylvania Reading First School,” 10:30 a.m., 5140 Posvar Hall.

Lecture, “Chekhov and the Development of Vaudeville in Russia,” Yuliya Basina, instructor, Pitt Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, noon, Stephen Foster Memorial’s Charity Randall Theatre; Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, Department of Theatre Arts, and Pitt Repertory Theatre; 412-648-7407, crees@pitt.edu.

Lecture, “New Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Techniques for Studying Glutamatergic and GABAergic Function in the Brain,” Jun Shen, chief, National Institute of Mental Health’s Unit on Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Molecular Imaging Branch, 1 p.m., 3850-3851 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Ave., Oakland, Pitt Department of Radiology Research Seminar Series, 412-647-0449, sudars@upmc.edu.

Lecture, “Justice O’Connor and ‘The Threat to Judicial Independence’: The Cowgirl Who Cried Wolf?” Arthur D. Hellman, Sally Ann Semenko Endowed Chair and professor, Pitt’s School of Law, 4 p.m., 2500 Posvar Hall, Pitt School of Law’s Inaugural Lecture, 412-648-1400, www.law.pitt.edu/index.php.

Lecture, “Introducing Dante’s Paradiso,” Robert M. Durling, professor emeritus of English and Italian literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, 4 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, losagio@pitt.edu.

Film Screening, Obecna Skola [The Elementary School] (1991), 7 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407, crees@pitt.edu.

Musical Performance, African Music and Dance Ensemble, directed by J.S. Kofi Gbolonyo,
8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Concert Series, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

March 28
Lectures, “Polish Accession to the EU and NATO: Its Impact on Poland’s Relations With Its Neighbors,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., 4209 Posvar Hall; “Poland’s Membership in the EU: Pre- and Post- Accession Challenges,” noon-1 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall; both by Jaroslaw Ksiazek, Consul General of Poland in Brest; Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, and European Union Center of Excellence; 412-648-1110, mdeal@ucis.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Architecture, Pedagogy, Memory: Making a Monument to a Hero of the Arts in Revolutionary Paris,” Drew Armstrong, Pitt director of architectural studies and assistant professor of 18th- and 19th-century European and North American art and architecture, noon, 203 Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture Colloquium Series, 412-648-2400, www.haa.pitt.edu.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Martha Diamond, Pitt School of Education, “Vocational Students’ Engagement and Career Objectives: Assessment of Processes in New Vocational Students,” 1 p.m., 4307 Posvar Hall.

Lecture, “Heavy Hands on Hard Clay: The Supreme Court as an Instrument of Patent Law Reform,” author Donald S. Chisum, 3 p.m., Barco Law Building.

Lecture, “The Manifest Behaviors of Suffering,” Janice Morse, Barnes Presidential Endowed Chair, University of Utah’s College of Nursing, 3 p.m., 129 Victoria Building, Pitt’s University Center for Social and Urban Research, 412-624-5442, ucsur@pitt.edu.

Film Screenings, films by directors Matthias Müller, Bjorn Melhus, and Michael Brynntrup; 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.

Theatrical Performance, The Proposal, The Wedding, and The Bear, by Anton Chekhov, 8 p.m., continues through April 1, Stephen Foster Memorial’s Charity Randall Theatre, Pitt Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7529, www.pitt.edu/~play.

Film Screening, The Syrian Bride (2004), directed by Eran Riklis, 8:30 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Global Studies Program, 412-624-2918, dristas@ucis.pitt.edu.

March 29
Workshop, “The Myths, the Markets, and the Money: Finding Funding for Your Innovative Research,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Pitt’s Small Business Development Center; registration required, 412-648-1542, ieeregistration@katz.pitt.edu.

Pitt Wellness Fair, featuring health screenings and demonstrations, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, Pitt Wellness Program, www.pitt.edu/~wellpgm.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Pei-an Betty Shih, “Evidence of Haplotype-based Association in SLE at the C-reactive Protein Locus: Population-based and Family-based Association Studies,” 10 a.m., 109 Parran Hall.

Luncheon Discussion, “Religion, Power, and Vernacularization in Medieval India,” Richard Cohen, associate director, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7763, jordanb@ucis.pitt.edu.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Teresa Mastromatteo Beigay, Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, “Examination of the Perceptions of an Elderly Population in Subsidized Housing and Their Utilization of Community-Based Health Care,” 1 p.m., Parran Hall’s 2nd-Floor Conference Room.

Lecture, “Desired and Disdained, Elevated and Abused: Lady Rokujo in the Noh Drama,” Paul Atkins, assistant professor, University of Washington’s Department of Asian Languages and Literature, 2:30 p.m., 3504 Cathedral of Learning; Pitt’s Asian Studies Center and University Honors College; 412-648-7367, dakis@ucis.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Naturalizing Aesthetics: The Wonderful Case of Wine,” George Gale, professor of philosophy, University of Missouri, Kansas City, 3 p.m., 5130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Lecture, “Visualization of Interfacial Physicochemical Processes,” Patrick Unwin, professor, University of Warwick’s Department of Chemistry, U.K., 4 p.m.; 12 Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Misquoting Jesus: Scribes Who Altered Scripture and Readers Who May Never Know,” Bart Ehrman, James A. Gray Distinguished Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 4 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt’s European Studies Center and religious studies department, jwaldron@pitt.edu.

Theatrical Performance, Relativity, by Cassandra Medley, 8 p.m., continues through April 7, Alumni Hall’s 7th-floor Auditorium, Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7298.

Dance Performance, “Unhinged,” University of Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble, 8:15 p.m., through March 31, Trees Hall Dance Studio.

March 30
Conference, “Fourth Biannual Early China Symposium,” 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium; Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, Global Studies Program, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of History, Department of Anthropology, and Department of the History of Art and Architecture; 412-648-7465, ablow@pitt.edu.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Ivan Martinez, Pitt School of Medicine, “Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes and MicroRNAs in HPV-Associated Cancers Using Gene Expression, Tissue, and MicroRNA Microarrays,” 10 a.m., S100 Biomedical Science Tower.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Emily E. Stevens, Pitt School of Nursing, “Preterm Infant Feeding and Cardiorespiratory Stability,” 2:30 p.m., 446 Victoria Building.

Conference, “After the Avant-garde: European Experiments with the Moving Image,” 3:15 p.m., also March 31, 232 Cathedral of Learning.

Lecture, “The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in Evolutionary Science,” Elizabeth Lloyd, professor, Indiana University’s Department of History and Philosophy of Science, 3:30 p.m., G-24 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science’s 47th Annual Lecture Series, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Conference, “Parallels Across the Black Globe: Reshaping Pan-African Approaches to Human Development for the 21st Century,” 6 p.m., also March 31, 1501 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Africana Studies Program, 412-648-2058, macrina@pitt.edu.

Film Screening, Romance of Their Own (2004), directed by Kim Tae-Gyun, 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.

March 31
Musical Performance, African Music and Dance Ensemble, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

April 2
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Amanda Boehm, Pitt School of Medicine, “Investigation of the Mechanism and Therapeutic Potential of a Transcription Factor Decoy Targeting Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription-3 (STAT3) for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN),” 10 a.m., 5th-Floor EEINS Boardroom.