University of Pittsburgh
March 7, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 21-28

Contact:  412-624-4147

MUSIC

3/21 The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will present 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

3/23 The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by acoustic singer-songwriters Steve Gallo and Donna Occhipinti 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. 

3/25 Pitt’s Department of Music presents avant-pop music from the IonSound Project, 7 p.m. Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. General admission is $15, students and seniors, $10. For more information, call 412-624-4125.

LECTURES

 

3/22 Kelly Stefano Cole, associate director of Pitt’s Regional Biocontainment Laboratory and an associate professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Immunology, and Daniel J. Fisher, assistant vice chancellor for research operations at Pitt, will present a lecture titled “Planning to Ensure Safety at Biological Research Facilities,” at 3 p.m., Room 532, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The lecture is sponsored by Pitt’s Center for National Preparedness. For more information, visit www.cnp.pitt.edu.

3/22 Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs students Kenneth Alford, Christian Becker, Ira Guberman, Timothy Kish, and Neeti Rajput will present a discussion titled “The Haqqani Network, Quetta Shura, Pakistan, and the End Game in Afghanistan,” at 3 p.m. 3431 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. RSVP attendance to beb38@pitt.edu. The presentation is sponsored by Pitt’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies and the University Center for International Studies. Visit www.ridgway.pitt.edu for additional information. 

3/22 Ya-Wen Yu, a postdoctoral visiting scholar in political science at Pitt, will deliver a lecture titled “Islamic Resurgence in Post-Colonial Malaysia” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This lecture is part of the Asia Over Lunch series. For more information, e-mail Jennifer Murawski at jennm@pitt.edu.

 

3/24 Constantine Vaporis, a history professor and director of the Asian Studies Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will speak at Pitt’s World History Seminar, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is titled “Japan and Its World: Late Edo Period and Today.” Reservations are required and can be made at hughespw@pitt.edu.

 

3/26 Siddharth Chandra, a professor and director of the Asian Studies Center in Michigan State University’s James Madison College, will deliver a free lecture titled “A New Surveillance Method for International and Drug Trafficking,” at 4 p.m., 3431 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 Studies. Visit www.ridgway.pitt.edu for additional information. 

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 your 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. 

 

EXHIBITIONS

Through 5/1 The University Library System presents an exhibition of first editions and significant works of Charles Dickens, Room 363, Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The rare books are holdings of Pitt’s Darlington Memorial Library. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28, an open house will take place in Room 363, showcasing the Dickens books as well those of Dickens’ contemporaries. March 28, 2012, marks the 170th anniversary of Dickens’ visit to Pittsburgh. For more information, call Jeanann Haas at 412-648-8199 or jeanann@pitt.edu.

CONFERENCE

3/24 Pitt’s Department of Music is hosting an international symposium titled “New Research in Asian and American Music” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Music Building, 4337 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The symposium honors Pitt Professor of Music Bell Yung for his 31 years of teaching at the University. Eight of Yung’s former students and four of his current students will present at the symposium. For more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/conference/music/index.html. 

 

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