University of Pittsburgh
March 28, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, April 11-18

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

 

FESTIVAL

4/14    The Pitt student group Brazil Nuts will host a Brazilian Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, e-mail brazil@pitt.edu.

SYMPOSIUM

4/13    The University of Pittsburgh School of Law will host a symposium titled “Let’s Talk Diversity,” organized by the Western Pennsylvania nonprofit Working Diversity, Inc., at 3 p.m., Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The symposium will feature a panel discussion with five Pittsburgh executives with employment diversity responsibilities. Advance registration for this free public event is requested at www.workingdiversity.org.

EXHIBITIONS

Through 5/1   The University Library System presents an exhibition of first editions and significant works of famed novelist Charles Dickens, Room 363, Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The rare books are holdings of Pitt’s Darlington Collection. For more information, contact Jeanann Haas at 412-648-8199 or jeanann@pitt.edu.

Through 4/28   The Department of Studio Arts presents the Student Studio Arts Exhibition at the University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28. For more information, call 412-648-2430 or visit www.studioarts.pitt.edu.

Through 4/28    To mark the University of Pittsburgh’s 225th anniversary, the University Library System (ULS) will display the front pages of the original state charters that created Pittsburgh Academy and the Western University of Pennsylvania, now the University of Pittsburgh, in a glass showcase, ground floor, Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The documents are on loan from the Pennsylvania State Archives. Facsimiles of the charters’ other pages will be displayed in the adjacent hallway. For more information, call 412-648-8199.

MUSIC

4/13 The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by Garden Gate, featuring folk musicians Penny Anderson and Ellen Gozion, 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. 

4/13 and 4/14   The University Gamelan Ensemble presents Indonesian music and dance at its two annual concerts, 8 p.m. April 13 and 14, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. Tickets are available in advance through ProArtsTickets, www.proartstickets.org or 412-394-3353; general admission is $8.50, non-Pitt students and seniors, $5. At the door, general admission is $15, non-Pitt students and seniors, $10. Admission is free for Pitt students with a valid ID. For more information, call 412-624-4125.

4/15 The Heinz Chapel Choir presents its annual free spring concert of a cappella music from around the world, 3 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125.  

4/16 IonSound Project, Pitt’s ensemble-in-residence, performs new music by Pitt’s graduate student composers in the free Graduate Student Composers Concert, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125.  

LECTURE

4/12 Mythili Ramakrishna, a Heinz Fellow with Pitt’s University Center for International Studies, will present a lecture titled “Gender-Based Violence: An Important Neglected Factor in High-Risk Sexual Behavior Amongst Vulnerable Populations (LGBT and Commercial Sex Workers) in India,” at 4 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This lecture is part of the Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series. For more information, e-mail Jennifer Murawski at jennm@pitt.edu.

4/13 Pitt’s Department of Music presents a free lecture by R. Anderson Sutton, a professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, titled “Fusion Music and Contemporary Korean Cultural Identity,” 4 p.m., 132 Music Building, 4337 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125.

4/18 Michel Gobat, associate professor at the University of Iowa’s Department of History, will deliver a lecture titled “The Invention of Latin America: A Transnational History of Anti-Imperialism, Democracy, and Race,” at 2 p.m., 602 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit www.humcenter.pitt.edu/events/announcements.php or e-mail humctr@pitt.edu.

FILMS

4/12 There will be a free screening of ANPO: Art x War (2010), a film about art and protest in postwar Japan, at 7 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. The director, Linda Hoaglund, will introduce the film and join Geralyn Huxley from the Andy Warhol Museum and Charles Exley, a Pitt assistant professor of East Asian languages and literatures, for a roundtable discussion following the film. For further details, e-mail Brenda G. Jordan at jordanb@pitt.edu.

4/15    Pitt’s Asian Studies Center—through a partnership with the Winchester Thurston School and the Pittsburgh-based nonprofit Silk Screen—will present the films One Day in Ping Wei (2004) and New Year in Ping Wei (2005) at 2:30 p.m., Winchester Thurston School’s Hilda Willis Room, Upper School, 555 Morewood Ave., Shadyside. These films, ideal for children ages 9 to 13, will be followed by family-oriented activities involving Chinese calligraphy and dumpling making. There is no admission charge.  For more information, e-mail Jennifer Murawski at jennm@pitt.edu or visit www.winchesterthurston.org/asiaunreeled. 

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