University of Pittsburgh
March 23, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 28-April 11

The following events are open to the public.
Contact:  412-624-4147

 

LECTURES

3/28   John Horgan, director of the International Center for the Study of Terrorism at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver a free lecture titled “Disengagement and De-radicalization From Terrorism: Current and Future Directions for Research,” at 12:30 p.m., 3911 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. RSVP attendance to beb38@pitt.edu. The lecture is sponsored by Pitt’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security and University Center for International Studies. Visit www.ridgway.pitt.edu for additional information. 

4/4     Ma Wanhua, a professor at Peking University in China, will deliver a free lecture titled “Trends in Chinese Higher Education” at noon, 5604 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is part of Pitt’s Institute of International Studies in Education 2012 Symposium Series. For more information, visit http://iise.pitt.edu/symposium/2012.

4/4    Doug Brooks, president and founder of the International Stability Operations Association, will present a lecture titled “From Tikrit to Tripoli: Why Contractors Matter in International Peace Operations” at 12:30 p.m., 3911 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is sponsored by Pitt’s Ford Institute for Human Security and Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies. For more information, visit www.gspia.pitt.edu/AboutGSPIA/Events/EventDetails/tabid/135/ArticleId/14....

4/4    Novelist and screenwriter Oonya Kempadoo will present a reading followed by a discussion as part of the Caribbean Reading Group activities, 4:15 p.m., Room 501, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The event is organized by Pitt’s Department of English; for more information, contact spuri@pitt.edu.

4/5    As part of the Pitt Asian Studies Center’s Asia Over Lunch Spring 2012 Series, Vincent Leung, Pitt assistant professor of history, will deliver a free lecture titled “The Invention of the Human in Early China: Rereading the Analects of Confucius” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, e-mail Jennifer Murawski at jennm@pitt.edu.

4/5   Fiction writer Ron Carlson, author of The Signal, will give a free reading as part of the University of Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series at 8:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt’s Book Center and Department of English. For more information, call 412-624-6508 or visit www.pghwriterseries.wordpress.com.

4/6   Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center will host the 2012 Jean Monnet Symposium titled “Empires of the Past and Present: Is the EU a New Empire?” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. Featured presenters from Pitt’s Department of History include Patrick Manning, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History; Martha Chaiklin, assistant professor; and Peter Karsten, professor. Also presenting are Magali Gravier, associate professor at Denmark’s Copenhagen Business School; Josep Colomer, visiting professor at George Washington University; and Joshua W. Walker, a German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Fellow. For more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/content/empires-past-and-present.

4/6   David J. Kim, a Pitt postdoctoral fellow in anthropology, will deliver a lecture titled “Divination and Its Mirrors: Patrons, Consumption, and Control in South Korea” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is part of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Colloquium. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Ebru Turker at turker@pitt.edu.

4/10   Pitt law student Matt Zwick and Pittsburgh attorney David Rosenberg will present a paper they coauthored, titled “Legal Professional Privilege: Comparing Different Approaches Within the United States and the European Union,” at noon, 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is part of the Pizza & Politics in Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and is cosponsored by Pitt law school’s Center for International Legal Education in Excellence.

EVENTS

4/4    Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence will host the 2012 Randall Family Big Idea Competition featuring student entrepreneurs from across the University. Six finalists vying for a $30,000 top prize will present their business ventures to judges beginning at 6 p.m., University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. The event is free, but reservations are required. To RSVP, visit www.business.pitt.edu/student-entrepreneurs/bigidea/index.php.

PRESENTATION

4/11   Students in Pitt’s School of Social Work will deliver a free public presentation titled “Canvassing Clutter: Hartford Partnership Fellowship Presentation 2012,” 8:30 a.m., Room 2017, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Pitt social work students held a recent art exhibition to raise awareness of the problem of hoarding and will discuss this project and disseminate information about the disorder. For more information, contact student organizer Mary Brodland at 412-901-6737 (cell) or mcb64@pitt.edu.

EXHIBITIONS

Through 5/1    The University Library System presents an exhibition of first editions and significant works of famed novelist Charles Dickens, Room 363, Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The rare books are holdings of Pitt’s Darlington Collection. For more information, call Jeanann Haas at 412-648-8199 or jeanann@pitt.edu.

4/4 through 4/21    Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts presents the Student Studio Arts Exhibition at the University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. There will be a free public opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. April 4. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28. For more information, call 412-648-2430 or visit www.studioarts.pitt.edu.

MUSIC

4/6    The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by banjo players Mark Tamsula and Dick Withers from noon to 1 p.m., Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The free series is presented by the University of Pittsburgh Library System and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society. For more information, visit www.calliopehouse.org/legends.htm. 

4/9  Pitt Department of Music presents the free 2012 Honors Recital, featuring performances by some of Pitt’s outstanding undergraduate music students, 8 p.m. Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125.

THEATER

3/29 through 4/7 Pitt Repertory Theatre presents Harvest, a dark satire set in near-future Mumbai, India, Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets or for more information, call 412-624-7529 or visit www.play.pitt.edu.

CONFERENCE

4/29-4/30 Pitt’s African Studies Program, Ford Institute for Human Security, and the Schools of Education and Public Health are hosting an international conference titled “Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa” in Ballrooms A and B, University Club, 123 University Pl., Oakland For a schedule of events visit http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/africa/Conference2012/SDC.htm.

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