Happenings/Oct. 2-Oct. 9, 2006

Issue Date: 
October 2, 2006

Oct. 2

Lecture, “Managing the Records of the Parliament,” Kimberly Barata, Britain’s Parliamentary records manager, 11 a.m., 501 Information Sciences Building, rjcox@pitt.edu.

Pitt-Carnegie Mellon Physics Colloquium, “Student-Centered Activities for Large Enrollment University Physics” Robert Beichner, assistant professor of physics, North Carolina State University  4:30 p.m., 102 Thaw Hall, www.phyast.pitt.edu/events.

Musical Performance,
violinist Roger Zahab and pianist Robert Frankenberry, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, 412-394-3353, www.pitt.edu/~concerts/calender/index.html.

Art Exhibition,
Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites, through Oct. 8, Frick Art and Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds St., 412-371-0600, http://frickart.org/home.

Art Exhibition, From Pavement to Paradise: The Urban Revolution of Schenley Plaza, through Oct. 21, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu/uag.

Art Exhibition, In To My Self, featuring works by Ayanah Moor, Wes Kline, Jesse McClean, Lori Felker, Eric Fleischauer, Shaun Slifer, and Steve Summers, addressing issues of self-portraiture and humor, through Oct. 21, Space, 812 Liberty Ave., downtown, www.spacepittsburgh.org.

Art Exhibition, In the Dwelling-House, an installation by Ruth Stanford, through Oct. 22, Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side, 412-231-3169, www.mattress.org.

Photography Exhibition,
It’s a Dog’s Life: Photographs by William Wegman, through Nov. 4, Silver Eye Center for Photography, 1015 E. Carson St., South Side, 412-431-1810, www.silvereye.org.

Art Exhibition, Henri Matisse: The Thousand and One Nights, through Nov. 22, Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Photography Exhibition, The American Tintype, featuring tintypes from Photo Antiquities’ collection, through Dec. 31, 531 E. Ohio St., North Side, 412-231-7881.

Photography Exhibition, Roberto Clemente: Photographs by Les Banos, through Dec. 31, John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.pghhistory.org.

Natural History Exhibition, Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches, through Jan. 7, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.CarnegieMNH.org.

Oct. 3

Lecture, “ To Save Fort Pitt: A National Historic Landmark Under Siege in the 21st Century,” Michael V. Nixon, national historic preservation lawyer and consultant, noon-1 p.m., Anthropology Lounge, 3106 Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of Anthropology, www.pitt.edu/~lyl4.

Pitt Wellness Program Seminar, “Managing Stress with Cardiac Coherence Training,” Ron Glick, medical director of the UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine, noon, William Pitt Union’s Kurtzman Room, www.pitt.edu/~wellpgm.

Center for Philosophy of Science Lunchtime Talk, “Quantum Symbolism:  A Kantian Aspect of Bohr’s Thought,” Hernán Pringe, Department of Philosophy, University of Dortmund, 12:05 p.m., 817R Cathedral of Learning, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr, 412-624-1052.

Titusville Spotlight Series Performance, variety performer Craig Karges blending mystery, humor, psychology and intuition; 7:30 p.m., Pitt-Titusville’s Henne Auditorium, 814-827-4503.

Oct. 4

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Conference, “Effective Treatment of Affective Disorders: Partnership, Innovation, and Promise,”
8 a.m.-12:15 p.m., featuring keynote address, “A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness” by Patty Duke, actress and mental health advocate; Ronald B. Herberman Conference Center, UPMC Cancer Pavilion’s 2nd floor, 5150 Center Ave., Shadyside, registration required: e-mail Kyessa Brian at briankl@upmc.edu.

Lecture, “Counting Women/Women Who Count: Gender as Commodity in the Post-Soviet Cuban Literary Sphere,” Barbara Riess, assistant professor of modern and classical languages, Allegheny College  noon, 2201 Posvar Hall, 412-624-6485,

Lecture, “The Evolving Role of the Military in Homeland Security,” D. Barbisch, director, The Institute for Global and Regional Readiness, 3 p.m., Alumni Hall’s 5th floor, Pitt’s Center for National Preparedness, www.cnp.pitt.edu.

Theatrical Performance, Nocturnal Wanderer by Gao Xingjian, directed by Paul Wilson, 8 p.m., continues through Oct. 15, Studio Theatre,
(B-72 Cathedral of Learning), Pitt Repertory Theatre, 412-624-7529, www.play.pitt.edu.

Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series Reading,
poet Gabeba Baderoon, 8:30 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, 412-624-6506, www.english.pitt.edu.

Oct. 5

Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture, “Chromatin and Transcription,” Roger D. Kornberg, Mrs. George A. Winzer Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, 11 a.m., part of Pitt’s Science2006: Feel the Power;  www.science2006.pitt.edu.(For details, see p.1.)

Asia Over Lunch Lecture, “Working Toward an East Asian Community,” Pitt Ph.D. candidate Yasu Komori, noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt Asian Studies Center, 412-648-7763.

Lecture, “An Extended Field Season on Mars: Exploring Gusev Crater with the Mini-TES Instrument,” Steven Ruff, faculty research associate in Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration, 4 p.m., Thaw Hall’s Room 11, www.geology.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “The Jewish Question and the Crisis of Postcolonial Culture,” Aamir Mufti, professor of comparative literature, University of California, 4 p.m. (For details, see p. 2.)

Mellon Lecture, “Dynamic Interplay Between Nature and Nurture in Brain Development,” Carla J. Shatz, Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor and chair of Harvard University’s Department of Neurobiology, 4 p.m., part of Pitt’s Science2006: Feel the Power;
www.science2006.pitt.edu. (For details, see p.1.)

Theatrical Performance, The Good Body by Eve Ensler, 8 p.m., continues through Oct. 29, City Theatre Company, 1300 Bingham St., South Side, 412-431-2489, www.citytheatrecompany.org.

Oct. 6

Klaus Hofmann Lecture, “Animal Biodiversity and Drug Discovery: Cone Snail Venoms, a Case Study,” Baldomero Olivera, distinguished professor of biology, University of Utah, and adjunct professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; 11 a.m., part of Pitt’s Science2006: Feel the Power; www.science2006.pitt.edu. (For details, see p. 6.)

Lecture, “Beating the System or Fixing It? International Legal Institutions and Trade Cooperation Under Anarchy,” Daniel Y. Kono, assistant professor of political science, University of California at Davis, noon, 4501 Posvar Hall, 412 648-5330 or lsa@ucis.pitt.edu

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
by E. Sue Lehman-Trzynka, Pitt School of Nursing, “Psychological and Physiological Predictors of Adherence to Antiretroviral Medications for Women with HIV/AIDS,” 12:30 p.m., 451 Victoria Building, www.nursing.pitt.edu.

Provost Lecture, “Scientific Challenges in Sustainable Energy Technology,” Nathan S. Lewis, George L. Argyros Professor, professor of chemistry, and principal investigator of the Beckman Institute Molecular Materials Resource Center at the California Institute of Technology,
4 p.m., part of Pitt’s Science2006: Feel the Power,
www.science2006.pitt.edu. (For details, see p. 6.)

Center for Philosophy of Science Lunchtime Talk,
“Learning From a Simulated Universe: The Limits of Virtual Experiments in Astrophysics and Cosmology,” Stéphanie Ruphy, Department of Philosophy, University of Provence, 12:05 p.m. 817R Cathedral of Learning, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr, 412-624-1052.

Jazz Performance, guitarist Joe Negri, 5:30 p.m., Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-8872, www.carnegielibrary.org.

Poetry Reading, “Ovid Night,” featuring readings of the Roman poet, 7 p.m., Babcock Room, Cathedral of Learning (40th floor), register at

Ballet Performance, Carmen, 7:30 p.m., through Oct. 9, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 412-281-0360, www.pbt.org.

Comedy Performance, Steve Couette, 9 p.m., University Room, Pitt-Bradford, 814-362-7500, www.upb.pitt.edu/students/index.htm.

Art Exhibition,
“A Sense of Place: Recent Work by Six Contemporary African American Artists,” through Dec. 9, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts, http://vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu/uag.

Oct. 7

Book Signing by Marianne Novy, author and Pitt professor of English and Women’s Studies, 3:30 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, 412-624-6485, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies /news.html.

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park,
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2 p.m. Oct. 7, 8, 15 and 16, Frick Park, Squirrel Hill, 412-904-2179.

Dance Performance,
Paul Taylor Dance Company, 8 p.m., Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., downtown, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, www.ptdc.com, 412-456-6666.

Oct. 8

Pitt Asian Studies Center Film Screening, Kashmir: Valley of Despair, directed by Marion Mayer-Hohdahl, 10 p.m., Sutherland Hall’s International Studies Living Learning Community Lounge, 412-648-2113.

Oct. 9

Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Open House, for prospective students; meet faculty and staff; learn about career opportunities, financial aid, departments, and programs, 114 Parran Hall, 412-624-5200, www.publichealth.pitt.edu/admissions/open_house.html.

Lecture, “Speaking With the Silent Majority: Unculturable Bacteria in Microbial Communities From Soil and Insect Guts,” Jo Handelsman, head of the Handelsman Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Plant Pathology, 4:15 p.m., 169 Crawford Hall, www.pitt.edu/~biology.

Pitt-Carnegie Mellon Physics Colloquium,
“Microwave Solutions in Magnetic Thin Films—Nonlinear Spin Wave Dynamics, Fractals, and Chaos,” Carl Patton, professor of physics, Colorado State University, 4:30 p.m., 7500 Wean Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, www.phyast.pitt.edu/events.

Lecture, “The Conundrum That Is the Kashmir Problem,” Richard Cohen, associate director of Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, 9 p.m., Sutherland Hall’s International Studies Living Learning Community Lounge,
412-648-2113, eel58@ucis.pitt.edu.

Art in China Exhibition,
The Beginning, through Oct. 31, Pitt-Greensburg’s Millstein Library, 724-836-7497, www.upg.pitt.edu.