Happenings/Oct. 9-Oct. 18, 2006

Issue Date: 
October 9, 2006

Oct. 9

Lecture, “Newsrooms in Conflict: Journalism and the Democratization of Mexico,” Sallie Hughes, assistant professor, University of Miami’s School of Communication, noon.

PITT ARTS Luncheon,
“African Americans in Opera: A Luncheon of Song and Dialogue,” noon, William Pitt Union’s Lower Lounge, www.pittarts.org.

Photography Exhibition,
Highland Park, through Oct. 21, Penn Gallery, 707 Penn Ave., downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

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

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

Oct. 10

Lecture, “Scientific Teaching: Training a New Generation of Faculty,” Jo Handelsman, head of the Handelsman Lab, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, noon, L9 Clapp Hall, www.pitt.edu/~biology.

“Women’s Studies Undergraduate Internship Opportunities,” 3-5 p.m., 2201 Posvar Hall, 412-624-6485, www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

Theatrical Performance,
Nocturnal Wanderer, directed by Paul Wilson, 8 p.m.
Oct. 11

America on the Move Walk to get Pittsburghers up and moving, noon, Schenley Plaza tent. (For details, see page 2.)

St. Clair Lecture, “A Magnet for Good Architecture: The Laurel Highlands from Meason House to Fallingwater and Beyond,” Franklin K. Toker, Pitt art history professor, 7:30 p.m., Pitt-Greensburg’s Ferguson Theater, 724-836-7497,

Latin Folk Music Night,
9 p.m., Tango Café, 5806 Forward Ave., Squirrel Hill, Calliope Folk Music Society, 412-361-1915, www.calliopehouse.com.

Oct. 12

Professional Development Programs, “You Only Get What You Negotiate: A Negotiations Workshop for Faculty” (Oct. 12, 8-10 a.m.); “Managing Academic Careers: A Life Cycle Model to Sustain Faculty Vitality” (Nov. 9, 8-10 a.m.); “Building Work-Life Balance in Busy Times” (Dec. 5, 3-5 p.m.); S120 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower; Health Sciences Faculty Professional Development Series, register at www.oacd.health.pitt.edu.

Asia Over Lunch Lecture,
“The Jamu Industry, Islam, and Women in Indonesia,” Pitt Ph.D. candidate Sarah Krier, noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 412-648-7763.

Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law and Psychiatry,
“The Relationship Between Autonomy-Based Rights and Profoundly Mentally Disabled Persons,” Norman L. Cantor, Professor of Law Emeritus and Nathan Jacobs Distinguished Scholar, Rutgers University Law School—Newark, noon.

Film Screening,
The Daughter-in-Law, directed by Khodzhakuli Narliev, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, 412-648-7407, crees@ucis.pitt.edu.

Oct. 13

Small Business Development Programs, “The First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business” (Oct. 13, 7:30-10 a.m.); “Show Me the Money: Small Business Innovation Research (Oct. 20, 8-11 a.m.); “The Second Step: Develop a Business Plan” (Oct. 27, 7:30-10 a.m.), all three programs in 104 Mervis Hall, Pitt’s Small Business Development Center, register at 412-648-1542.

Lecture, “What Did George Washington Really Look Like? The First Forensic Reconstruction of Out First President,” Jeffery H. Schwartz, professor, Pitt Departments of Anthropology and History and Philosophy of Science, 3 p.m., Anthropology Lounge, 3106 Posvar Hall.

Lecture, “Rational Belief and Reasonable Belief; A Ramseyian Distinction,” James Joyce, University of Michigan’s Department of Philosophy,
3:30 p.m., 817R Cathedral of Learning, part of the Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science’s “Bayesianism, Fundamentally” workshop, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr, 412-624-1052.

Lecture, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” Madeline Caviness, professor, Tufts University’s Department of Art History, 4 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 412-624-5220.

Good Friday at the Warhol Museum,
5-10 p.m., special late hours and cash bar, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.

Tucci Lecture, “On Canvas and on the Page: Women Shaping Culture in 18th-Century Venice,” Catherine Sama, University of Rhode Island, 5:30 p.m., 144 Cathedral of Learning, losagio@pitt.edu, www.frenchanditalian.pitt.edu.

Film Screening, Mankur, directed by Khodzhakuli Narliev, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies 412-648-7407 or crees@ucis.pitt.edu.

Oct. 14

3rd Annual SAVE Walk, “Strides Against Violence” 9 a.m., Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, 412-431-5665, www.paar.net.

“Bayesianism, Fundamentally” Workshop, 9 a.m.-6:15 p.m., 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr., 412-624-1052.

October Festival,
including raffles, baked goods, flea market, and musical performances, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton St., Highland Park, Tuesday Musical Group, 412-682-0439.

Insects of the Amazon Lecture, “Science Speaks!” John Rawlins, associate curator, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s invertebrate zoology section, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.carnegiemuseums.org.

Musical Performance, guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad, 8 p.m., Synod Hall, Fifth Avenue and N. Craig Street, Oakland, Guitar Society of Fine Art Concert Series, 412-396-5486, www.gsfapittsburgh.org.

Fall Flower Show, Mums and Monsters, through Nov. 5, Phipps Conservatory, 1 Schenley Park Dr., Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phipps.conservatory.org.

Art Exhibition, Distinctive Desk Sets: Useful Ornaments from Tiffany Studios, through April 29, Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Oct. 15

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

Musical Performance,
The Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania’s 2006 Piano Competition winners, Anoush Tchakarian and Menghua Lin, performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, and Scarlatti; 3 p.m., Duquesne University’s PNC Recital Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., www.trombino.com/society.html.

Musical Performance,
Heinz Chapel Choir’s Fall Concert, 3 p.m., Heinz Chapel, Pitt Department of Music, 412-394-3353, www.pitt.edu/~concerts/calendar/index.html.

Art Exhibition, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages, through Jan. 15, Carnegie Museum of Art,
4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Oct. 16

Lecture, “From Voters to Moral Guardians: Women and Populism in Latin America,” Ximena Sosa-Buchholz, adjunct professor of foreign languages/social sciences, Missouri Southern State University, noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7392, clas@ucis.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Race, Ethnicity and Divorce in the United States: What Do We Know?,” Megan Sweeney, professor, University of California’s Department of Sociology, noon-1:30 p.m., 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

Film Screening, Train Man, directed by Shosuke Murakami, 7 p.m., Carnegie Mellon University’s McConomy Auditorium, part of the Japanese Film Series “Pop Culture Comes to the Screen: Contemporary Youth Comedy,” Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, 412-624-4923.

Oct. 17

Inaugural Lecture, “What Agents Have Taught Us,” J. Harry Evans, Alumni Chair in Accounting, Pitt’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, 4 p.m., 2500 Posvar Hall, www.katz.pitt.edu.

La Cultura Lecture, “The Contemporary Cultural Landscape in China,” Shujiang Lu, UPG assistant professor of English, 7 p.m., Pitt-Greensburg’s Hempfield Room, 724-836-7741, www.pitt.edu/~upg.

Oct. 18

Fall Colloquium Series, “Wars With the Lord? Marketing Gersonides in Sixteenth-Century Italy,” Adam Shear, Pitt professor of religious studies, noon, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, www.pitt.edu/~relgst/events/index.html.

Bayer Lecture,
“From Matter to Life: Chemistry?!” Jean-Marie Lehn, 1987 Nobel Laureate of Chemistry, professor and researcher at Paris’ Collegè de France, 4 p.m., 12 Chevron Science Center, Pitt’s Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu/seminar/seminars.asp.

Panel Discussion, “How to Get an Internship in the Media-PR World: Meet the Professionals,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. William Pitt Union’s Kurtzman Room, Pitt Department of English, 412-624-6506.

Sen. Arlen Specter, on the importance of involvement in the political process and how he became involved in politics, 7:45 p.m., Graduate School of Public Health Auditorium, Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh and Pitt’s Pi Sigma Alpha, College Republicans, and Panthers for Israel, Sarah Horowitz, 215-817-5202, srh13@pitt.edu.

Musical Performance,
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Roger Zahab, 8 p.m., Bellefield Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu.

Reading, novelist Dan Chaon, 8:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, 412-624-6506

Can Collection, part of Stop Hunger with Cans Across America, Pitt’s Marketplace, basement of
Tower C, Campus Dining Services, 412-648-1810, www.helpstophunger.org.