Happenings/September 11-19, 2006

Issue Date: 
September 11, 2006

Sept. 11

School of Information Sciences Information Session, 5:30 p.m., Large Commons Room, 5th floor, IS Building, 412-624-2677, www.sis.pitt.edu.

Ovarian Cancer Education Series,
6-8 p.m., Tower Lobby Conference Room, Magee-Womens Hospital, 300 Halket St., Oakland, 412-641-4492,  http://magee.upmc.com to register.

Film Screening,
Mongolian Ping Pong, directed by Hao Ning, 7 p.m., Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Ave., downtown, 412-682-4111, www.pghfilmmakers.org.

Theatrical Performance,
The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard, 8 p.m., continues through Sept. 24, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave., Oakland, The REP (Point Park University’s professional theater company), 412-621-4445.

Audubon Print Exhibitions,
Cow-pen Bird, through today; Marsh Wren, Sept. 12-25; Hillman Library’s ground floor, Pitt Department of Special Collections, 412-648-7715, www.library.pitt.edu.

Botanical Exhibition,
Mythical Beasts, animals from ancient myths and legends depicted in topiary form, through Oct. 1, Phipps Conservatory and Botannical Gardens, 1 Schenley Place, Oakland, 412-622-6914, www.phippsconservatory.org.

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,
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., 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.

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.

History Exhibition, The Great Flood of 1936, through Jan. 28, John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.pghhistory.org.

Sept. 12

National Council of University Research Administrators Video Workshop, “Technology Transfer for the Research Administrator,” 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Biomedical Science Tower South’s Room S100A, Pitt Office of Research, 412-624-7417,  www.pitt.edu/~offres/alerts/ncura_tech-transfer.html.

Lunchtime Talk, “Oversimplification,” Nicholas Rescher, University Professor of Philosophy,
12:05 p.m., 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Philosophy, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Tuesday Musical Club,
President’s Day concert, 12:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 5801 Hampton St., Highland Park, www.tuesdaymusicalclub.org.

Theatrical Performance,
Monty Python’s Spamalot, 7:30 p.m., Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., downtown, continues through Oct. 1, PNC Broadway Across American, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Musical Performance,
Nonpoint, 7:30 p.m., Rex Theatre, 1602 E. Carson St., South Side, Elko Concerts, www.elkoconcerts.com, 412-381-6811.

Musical Performance,
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, 8 p.m., Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Film Screening,
My Journey Home, a documentary written by, and featuring, Faith Adiele, Pitt assistant professor of English, 8 p.m., Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland, 412-681-5449.

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.

Sept. 13

Social Work Lecture, “Musings on Globalization and Social Development,” Shanti Khinduka, Distinguished Professor, Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work, noon, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, 412-624-6304.

The Visual Patient Information Systems Center Journal Club,
“Interface Design and the Use of Timelines,” 5-7 p.m., 522 IS Building, Pitt School of Information Sciences, 412-624-2677, http://visc.sis.pitt.edu/vipis.

Musical Performance, singer/songwriter Paul Tabachneck, 6 p.m., also Sept. 20, Cabaret at Theater Square, 665 Penn Ave., 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Musical Performance, Def Leppard and Journey, 7:30 p.m., Post-Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, 412-323-1919.

Theatrical Performance,
Forbidden Broadway, 7:30 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 665 Penn Ave., continues through Sept. 30, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Sept. 14

Cheap Seats Kickoff Event, a chance to buy discounted tickets for an entire season of performances; participating organizations will include the Pittsburgh Ballet, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; noon-3 p.m., William Pitt Union Assembly Room, sponsored by PITT ARTS, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Mechanistic Insights and Synthetic Methodology From Five Decades of Research in the Cohen Lab,” Pitt Professor of Chemistry Emeritus Theodore Cohen, 4 p.m., Room 12, Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu/seminar/seminars.asp.

Lecture, “The Position, September 2006,” Stanley Fish, Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law at Florida International University, 4 p.m., reception to follow, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of English, 412-624-6509.

“Welcome to the Islamic Reformation,” author Reza Aslan, 5:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium; cosponsored by Pitt’s University Center for International Studies, the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, and several other organizations, 412-648-2118, eel58@ucis.pitt.edu.

Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women,
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., downtown, Governor Ed Rendell and the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, 866-251-3537, www.pagovernorsconferenceforwomen.org.

Comedic Performance, Skyler Stone, 7:30 p.m., The Funny Bone, 242 W. Station Square Dr., also Sept. 15 and 16, 412-281-3130, www.funnybonepgh.com.

Salsa Dance Lessons, with instructor Marlon Silva, 9:15-10:15 p.m., The Galleria, Posvar Hall’s 1st floor, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7394, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas.

Sept. 15

Small Business Development Programs, “The Second Step: Developing a Business Plan” (Sept. 15),
7:30-10 a.m.; “Hiring and Firing: Learn the Laws to Protect Your Business” (Sept. 29), 8-11 a.m., both programs in 104 Mervis Hall; Pitt’s Small Business Development Center, register at 412-648-1542.

Lunchtime Talk, “Some Dirty Little Secrets About Truth,” Paul Teller, professor of philosophy at the University of California/Davis, 12:05 p.m., 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Philosophy, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Oakland Farmers Market
featuring local produce and meats (including organically grown products), flowers, baked goods, and more, 3:30-7 p.m. every Friday through Nov. 17, Sennott Street between Meyran Avenue and Atwood Street, Oakland Business Improvement District, 412-683-6243, www.onlyinoakland.org.

Best Friends Ball, Western Pennsylvania Human Society’s annual fundraiser to benefit animals in need of homes, 6:30 p.m., Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, 4141 Fifth Ave., www.wpahumane.com/bestfriend.html

Musical Performance,
A Little Knight Music, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, featuring flutist Sir James Galway, 8 p.m., Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., downtown, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

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.

Sept. 16

Panthers Football vs. Michigan State, noon, Heinz Field, North Side, 412-648-PITT or 1-800-643-PITT, http://pittsburghpanthers.cstv.com/tickets/pitt-tickets-m-footbl.html.

Theatrical Performance,
The Little Mermaid, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 1, Gemini Theater, 7501 Penn Ave., downtown, 412-243-6464, www.geminitheater.org.

Dance Performance, Break Dancin’ in the Streets,
featuring local break-dancers, musicians, and artists,
7 p.m., South Side Works, 2835 E. Carson St., 412-481-1750, www.southsideworks.com.

Musical Performance, country musician Randy Travis, 7:30 p.m., Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse, Routes 18 and 22, 724-228-9256, www.pepsiroadhouse.com.

Sept. 19

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense by Maria de Dolores Ingles, Pitt Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, “Aulas de enlace: A Study of the Implementation of a Pilot Compensatory Education Program for Newcomer Students in Madrid, Spain,” 10 a.m., 1325 Cathedral of Learning.

Lunchtime Talk, “Galileo’s Philosophy of Experience,” Paolo Palmieri, assistant professor, history and philosophy of science, 12:05 p.m., 817R Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Philosophy, 412-624-1052, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

Musical Performance, Yale Percussion Group, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music’s Music on the Edge series, 412-394-3353, proartstickets.org.

Sept. 20

Health Check, health promotion program, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Towers Lobby, Student Health Service and the Health Education Office, 412-383-1830, www.studhlth.pitt.edu/education.html.

Lecture, “Another Morphine Construction,” Gilbert Stork, Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Columbia University, 4 p.m., Room 12, Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry Fifth Annual Eli Lecture Series, www.chem.pitt.edu/seminar/seminars.asp.

Musical Performance, Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra performing works by Paganini, Bach, Mozart, and Haydn, 7:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center’s Katz Performing Arts Center, 5738 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill, 412-392-4900, www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

Sept. 21

PITT ARTS Art Fair 2006, featuring information about Pittsburgh cultural events, ticket discounts, student-only arts programs, and representatives of 30 arts and cultural organizations; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., William Pitt Union Ballroom, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Meet and Speak with Priscilla Rodd,
author of Surviving Mae West (Vandalia Press, 2006), noon, University of Pittsburgh Book Center, 4000 Fifth Ave., 412-648-1453.

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings,
5-7 p.m., Shadyside Medical Center, 5200 Centre Ave., Suite 209, UPMC Cancer Centers and the Pitt Department of Urology, call 412-605-3015 to schedule an appointment.

Salsa Dance Lessons, with instructor Marlon Silva, 9:15-10:15 p.m., The Galleria, Posvar Hall’s 1st floor, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7394, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas.

Sept. 22

10th Anniversary Celebration of Cave Canem, a retreat for African American poets, including a poetry performance by The Black Took Collective (featuring poets Duriel Harris, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Ronaldo Wilson), noon, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium; a panel discussion of Black consciousness and contemporary poetry (featuring poet and Pitt Professor of English Toi Derricotte and poets Nikky Finney and Terrance Hayes), 2 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning; and a poetry reading by Finney and Hayes, 7 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium; Pitt Contemporary Writers Series, 412-624-6505, www.english.pitt.edu.

Security Assured Information System Seminar,
“Automatic Generation and Analysis of Attack Graphs,” Jeannette M. Wing, President’s Professor and Head of Computer Sciences Department, Carnegie Mellon University, 2:30 p.m., 4th floor, IS Building, 412-624-2677, www.sis.pitt.edu/~lersais/.

International Photo Exhibit and Contest,
part of Pitt’s International Week, through Oct. 6, William Pitt Union’s Kimbo Art Gallery, 412-383-7165, freya@ucis.pitt.edu, www.ucis.pitt.edu/internationalweek.