University of Pittsburgh
September 17, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events Sept. 24-Oct. 1

Contact:  412-624-4147

 

The following events are open to the public.

LECTURES

9/24 Natasha Tretheway, the current U.S. Poet Laureate and author of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning Native Guard, will deliver a free talk at 8:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland.  It is the first lecture in the University of Pittsburgh Writing Program Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series. For more information, call 412-624-6508 or visit www.pghwriterseries.wordpress.com.

9/27 The symposium “Becoming Mexico: Culture, Politics and the Imagined Americas” will be held at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The event is sponsored by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Humanities Center, Cultural Studies Program, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and others. For more information, contact Joshua Lund at jkl7@pitt.edu or Gayle Rogers at grogers@pitt.edu.

9/27 Scott R. Jablonski (GSPIA ’04, LAW ’04), lawyer and singer-songwriter, will deliver a lecture, “Lawyers, Music, and Money: From Dreams to Reality with a Pitt Law Degree,” from noon-2 p.m. in the Barco Law Building, Room 109, 3900 Forbes Avenue, Oakland. Sponsors are Pitt’s School of Law Center for International Legal Education and Innovation Practice Institute. www.law.pitt.edu/events. 

9/27 Mary Frances Berry, the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver a lecture, “Achieving Social Justice in the Obama Era: Power and Legalities,” at 5 p.m.  in the Barco Law Building, Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The event is cosponsored by Pitt’s Office of Public Affairs, the School of Social Work, and the ACLU of PA. www.law.pitt.edu/events. 

EXHIBITIONS

Through 10/14 Pitt’s University Art Gallery (UAG) celebrates Pitt’s 225th anniversary with Faces to Names: 225 Years of Pitt Chancellors’ Portraits (1787-2012) in the UAG, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Drive, Oakland. This free historical exhibition features official portraits of 19 past Pitt chief executives, an array of watercolors of Pitt’s Nationality Rooms, and etchings and drawings of the Cathedral of learning. UAG hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pitt Homecoming Weekend hours: Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Oct. 13 and 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact Isabelle Chartier at 412-648-2423 or uag@pitt.edu.

MUSIC

9/20 The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by indie-infused jazz/pop vocalist Joy Ike from 1 to 2 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. www.calliopehouse.org/legends.htm. 

9/28 The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by the local Celtic quintet Callán 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. www.calliopehouse.org/legends.htm. 

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