University of Pittsburgh
October 19, 2011

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Nov. 2-9

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

 

LECTURES

11/2  Yi-tze Lee, Pitt PhD student in anthropology, will present “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 asia@pitt.edu.

11/2  Asfah Rahman, visiting scholar at Pitt’s Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) from the University of Makassar, Indonesia, will present “Bridging Islands in Indonesian Higher Education Through Instructional Design,” and Fathor Rasyid, IISE visiting scholar from the State University of Malang’s School of Education, Indonesia, will present “Strategic Teaching Delivery Models in Indonesia,” from noon to 1 p.m., 5604 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact Chen-Jui Su at chs99@pitt.edu.

11/3  Wells Tower, Pitt’s 2011-12 Fred R. Brown Literary Award Winner, will give a free reading as part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series at 8:30 p.m., G-24 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt’s Book Center and Department of English. For more information, call 412-624-6508 or visit www.pghwriterseries.wordpress.com.

11/3  Michael Cuscuna, independent record producer and cofounder and president of Mosaic Records, will deliver a talk titled “The Business of Jazz” at 7 p.m., William Pitt Union Assembly Room, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. His lecture is part of the 41st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert. For more information, call 412-624-4187 or visit www.news.pitt.edu/Additional-Details-Released-About-41st-Annual-Jazz-Sem....

11/4  Linda Lane, superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools, will deliver a free lecture titled “Equity is NOT an Office” 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 Fall 2011 Speaker Series sponsored by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. For more information, call 412-624-7382.

11/4  Curtis Fuller, international jazz trombonist, will deliver a free lecture/demonstration at 10 a.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. His appearance is part of the 41st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert. For more information, call 412-624-4187 or visit www.news.pitt.edu/Additional-Details-Released-About-41st-Annual-Jazz-Sem....

11/4  Larry Coryell, considered by many to be the founder of jazz fusion, will deliver a free lecture/demonstration at 2 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. His appearance is part of the 41st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert. For more information, call 412-624-4187 or visit www.news.pitt.edu/Additional-Details-Released-About-41st-Annual-Jazz-Sem....

11/5  Billy Cobham, jazz drummer, composer, and bandleader, will deliver a free lecture/demonstration at 10 a.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. His appearance is part of the 41st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert. For more information, call 412-624-4187 or visit www.news.pitt.edu/Additional-Details-Released-About-41st-Annual-Jazz-Sem....

11/5  Jazz trumpeters Randy Brecker and Maurice Brown will deliver a free lecture/demonstration at 11:30 a.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Their appearance is part of the 41st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert. For more information, call 412-624-4187 or visit www.news.pitt.edu/Additional-Details-Released-About-41st-Annual-Jazz-Sem....

11/5  Jazz saxophonists Donald Harrison and Quamon Fowler will deliver a free lecture/demonstration at 1 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Their appearance is part of the 41st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert. For more information, call 412-624-4187 or visit www.news.pitt.edu/Additional-Details-Released-About-41st-Annual-Jazz-Sem....

11/5  Jazz pianist and Pitt alumnus Geri Allen will deliver a free lecture/demonstration at 2 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Her appearance is part of the 41st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert. For more information, call 412-624-4187 or visit www.news.pitt.edu/Additional-Details-Released-About-41st-Annual-Jazz-Sem....

11/5  Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell will deliver a free lecture/demonstration at 11 a.m. at the Hill House Senior Community Service Center, 2038 Bedford Ave., Hill District. His appearance is part of the 41st Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert. For more information, call 412-624-4187 or visit www.news.pitt.edu/Additional-Details-Released-About-41st-Annual-Jazz-Sem...

11/8  Distinguished Professor of Spanish and Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies John R. Beverley will present a lecture titled “Latin America After 9/11. Some Reflections on Cultural Politics and Geopolitics” at 4:30 p.m., 2500 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. His lecture is part of the Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series. 

11/9  Balwant Dixit, Pitt professor in pharmacology, will present “Mental Illness and Substance Abuse in Indian and Maharashtrian Immigrants in North America” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370 or asia@pitt.edu.

11/9  Robert Fisher, professor of community organization at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, will deliver a free lecture titled “Educating for Community Change” at noon on the 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit www.socialwork.pitt.edu or call 412-624-6304. 

11/9 Colonel Edward Shames of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, will deliver a free talk titled “A Brother’s Tale,” at 6 p.m., O’Hara Student Center, 4202 O’Hara St., Oakland. His lecture is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Office of Veterans Services and the College of General Studies Student Government. The public is asked to RSVP at djr64@pitt.edu or 412-624-7646.

DANCE

11/3-4  Pitt’s Dance Ensemble will present its fall dance concert “Kinetix,” featuring jazz, hip-hop, ballet, tap, ballroom, and modern styles of dance at 7 p.m. in Pitt’s Trees Hall Dance Studio, Allequippa and Darragh streets., Oakland. For more information contact Susan Gillis-Kruman at 412-648-8262 or gillis@pitt.edu.

THEATER

11/3-11/13  Pitt Repertory Theatre and the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra present Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 412-624-PLAY (7529) or visit www.play.pitt.edu. 

FESTIVAL

11/6  Pitt’s Slovak Studies Program and Students’ Slovak Club will host the 20th Annual Slovak Heritage Festival featuring song and dance performances by Slovakian artists from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-5906 or e-mail slavic@pitt.edu.

MUSIC

11/4  The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by Brenda Jean, a country and folk singer and songwriter, 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. 

11/3 and 11/4  Pitt’s Department of Music presents Music on the Edge: Morton Feldman Mini-Festival, at 8 p.m., Wood Street Galleries, 601 Wood St., Downtown. Each evening’s concert will explore a work by Feldman, an American composer who was often inspired by nonmusical sources, including Persian rugs, expressionist paintings, and written works. Admission is free for Pit students with valid IDs. For other ticket information, visit www.proartstickets.org or call 412-394-3353.

11/5  The 41st Annual Pitt Jazz Concert, featuring nine international jazz greats, under the direction of Pitt’s Nathan Davis, 8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Tickets are $18; students with a valid ID pay $8. Tickets are available through ProArtsTickets at 412-394-3353 or www.proartstickets.org, or at the William Pitt Union box office, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4187 or visit www.news.pitt.edu/Additional-Details-Released-About-41st-Annual-Jazz-Sem....

EVENT

11/7  Pitt’s Global Studies Center, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, International Business Center, and Global Solutions Education Fund will sponsor the 15th annual Model United Nations Simulation for high school students. The simulated sessions of the United Nations will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit www.pitt.edu/~modelun.

FILM

11/10  The Latin American Film Series at Pitt presents El Bolero de Raquel/Raquel’s Bolero from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. The event is sponsored by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, The Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection at The Hillman Library, and The Global Studies Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.blogspot.com/.

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