University of Pittsburgh
October 12, 2011

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Oct. 26 - Nov. 2

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



10/21   The University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences and Pittsburgh Filmmakers will cohost the Fourth Annual Three Rivers Film Symposium, from10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland. Keynote speaker is Robert Haller, director of Library Collections at Anthology Film Archives, an international film studies center. Following the symposium there will be an 8 p.m. screening of Welcome to Smoke City! A Slight Sampling of Pittsburgh Film. For more information on this free event, call 412-624-2677 or visit


10/26   Rachel Epstein, associate professor of international political economy and European politics at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, will present a lecture titled “Does Foreign Ownership Matter? Evidence From Foreign Bank Ownership in Central and Eastern Europe During the Financial Crisis,” 3 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is sponsored by Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center, Russian and East European Studies Center, and Department of Political Science. For more information, call 412-648-7405.

10/28    Daniel A. Mazmanian, Bedrosian Chair in Governance and director of the Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise at the University of Southern California, will present a lecture titled “Reflections on Civic Engagement: The Case of Climate Change Policy at the City/Metropolitan Level,” 10 a.m., Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland. The lecture, sponsored by Pitt’s Center for Metropolitan Studies, is free and open to the public, but RSVPS are required at or 412-648-2282.

11/2  Yi-tze Lee, Pitt PhD student in anthropology, will present a lecture titled “Branding Affective Labor in the Dark Tribe: Organic Farming and Emotional Landscape of Talampo Amis in Eastern Taiwan” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370 or


10/28  The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Benjamin Saalbach-Walsh, 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 


10/22   The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museums will cohost a preservation fair featuring Rick Sebak, WQED Senior Producer and creator of more than 20 documentaries, from10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall Foyer, Carnegie Museums, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The public fair will feature lectures, demonstrations, and exhibits by more than 30 conservation professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring books, photographs, films, and other documents for free basic conservation advice. For more information, visit 


10/31-12/5  The artwork of Jacques Callot, Nicolas Naughton, and Sandow Birk will be featured in a Pitt art exhibition titled The Imprint of War: Responses in Print, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibition is part of Pitt’s Museum Studies Seminar, and the students and instructor will host a free opening reception Oct. 31 at the gallery. For more information, call 610-357-4599.