University of Pittsburgh
January 11, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Jan. 25 - Feb. 3

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



1/25 M. Najeeb Shafiq, assistant professor in Pitt’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies and the Department of Economics, will deliver a talk titled “Education, Employment and Protest Participation in the Arab World,” from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., Room 3911, Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is sponsored by Pitt’s Ford Institute for Human Security. For more information, call 412-648-7434.

1/25 Kathleen Short, research economist for the U.S. Census Bureau, will deliver a free lecture titled “The Supplemental Poverty Measure: Taking Account of Taxes and Transfers” at noon at Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The lecture is part of the center’s Spring 2012 Speaker Series sponsored by the Reed Smith law firm. For more information, call 412-624-7382.

1/26 Award-winning poets Wayne Koestenbaum, Distinguished Professor of English at CUNY Graduate Center, and Myung Mi Kim, professor of English at the University at Buffalo, will give a free reading as part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series at 8:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt’s Book Center and Department of English. For more information, call 412-624-6508 or visit


Through 2/3 Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts presents an exhibition of work from students participating in the Summer 2011 Studio Arts Field Study in Wyoming, offered through the University Honors College, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 412-648-2430. 


1/27 The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by The Overtones, an a cappella choir comprising Pitt students, 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