University of Pittsburgh
September 24, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Oct. 1-8

Contact:  412-624-4147


The following events are open to the public.


10/4-10/6 The Pennsylvania Council on International Education Conference, will span three days and feature presentations from University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. Visit to register before Sept. 28. For more information contact Jeffrey Whitehead, conference co-chair and director of Pitt's Study Abroad Office at 412-648-7413 or


10/2 Dave Andrews, Jean Monnet Chair of EU Interdisciplinary Studies, Gabrielle Marie-Louise Jungels-Winkler Chair in Contemporary European Studies, Professor of International Relations, and Director of the European Union Center of California at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., will deliver a lecture on the European debt crisis at noon, 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information visit

10/4 Pitt's Department of Sociology, Global Studies Center Global Academic Partnership, Center for Latin American Studies, and Institute for International Studies in Education will sponsor a panel titled “Social Movements and Global Crisis: Local & Global Activism in the World Social Forums,” 4 p.m., 5604 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information contact Luz Amanda Hank at

10/4 The Thornburgh Family Lecture Series in Disability Law and Policy, which is sponsored by the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy at the University of Pittsburgh, will present Jonathan M. Young, PhD, JD, chair of the National Council on Disability, from 1-2:15 p.m. at the University Club, Ballroom B, 123 University Place, Oakland. The title of Young’s lecture will be “Beyond Budgets: From Policy to Progress in Disability Employment.” Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education credit will be available. Seating is limited and preregistration is required. Visit


10/5 Pitt’s David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, School of Law, and the Greater Pittsburgh Compliance Roundtable will present The Great Case, an ethics case competition for Pittsburgh-area graduate students from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at various locations on Pitt’s campus. For more information visit

10/7 Feria Latina “Al Servicio de la Comunidad,” a family event, noon, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information contact Patricia Documét at


Through 10/14 Pitt’s University Art Gallery celebrates Pitt’s 225th anniversary with Faces to Names: 225 Years of Pitt Chancellors’ Portraits (1787-2012) in the gallery, 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. Gallery 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


10/3 The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform music by Hector Berlioz and Antonin Dvorak, featuring Olivia Jackson on violin, 8 p.m., free, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield St., Oakland.


10/4-10/13 Pitt Repertory Theatre launches its 2012-13 season with the world premiere of Her Hamlet, a radical reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s classic, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Henry Heymann Theatre, Pitt’s Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets or for more information, call 412-624-PLAY (7529) or visit