University of Pittsburgh
March 1, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 14-21

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

 

LECTURES

3/14 Bruce Cumings, Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History at the University of Chicago, and L. Gordon Flake, executive director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, will lead a symposium titled “Whither North Korea?” at 6 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. A coffee reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. The symposium is sponsored by Pitt’s Asian Studies Center and the Korea Council of the University of Pittsburgh and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. Contact Rachel Jacobson at rej16@pitt.edu for more information.

3/15 Enzo Borsellino, associate professor of museology and Distinguished Italian Fulbright Chair at Roma Tre University, will present a lecture titled “The Art Collection of Christina of Sweden (1626-1689): Cleopatra Rediscovered,” at 4 p.m., 202 Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. The lecture is sponsored by Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center. For more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/announcements\.

3/16 Patricia Widener, assistant professor of sociology at Florida Atlantic University, will present a lecture titled “Unjust Movements: Oil and Food Injustices in Ecuador and Florida,” at noon, 2432 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The event is cosponsored by Pitt’s Department of Sociology, Center for Latin American Studies, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and Global Studies Program. For more information, visit www.sociology.pitt.edu/about/events.php. 

3/20 Marie Weil, Berg-Beach Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, will deliver a free lecture titled “Community Practice: From Local to Global Perspectives and Back,” at noon, Pitt’s School of Social Work Conference Center, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The lecture, part of Pitt’s School of Social Work 2011-12 Speaker Series, commemorates World Social Work Day. For more information, call 412-624-6304.

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, contact Jeanann Haas at 412-648-8199 or jeanann@pitt.edu.

MUSIC

3/16 The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by the Puro Queso Jazz Quartet, 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. 

3/17 Pitt’s Music on the Edge presents a performance by the Firebird Ensemble, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. The event is free for Pitt students with a valid ID. Tickets through ProArtsTickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for non-Pitt students and senior citizens and are available at www.proartstickets.org or at 412-394-3353; at the door, prices are $20 for general admission and $15 for non-Pitt students and senior citizens. 

3/21 The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will hold a free performance of music by Halim El-Dabh and Robert Ward, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125.

FILM

3/15 Amigos del Cine Lintoamericano, the Latin American film series at Pitt, presents Carancho (2010), directed by Pablo Trapero, 6:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. 

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