University of Pittsburgh
January 25, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Feb. 8-15

The following events are open to the public.

 

MUSIC

2/8 The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents a free performance of Robert Schultz’ Legend for string orchestra and Brahms’s Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 73, at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125.

2/9 Singer and clarinetist Julieta Ugartemendia—accompanied by pianist Tom Roberts and the Tangueros de Ley tango ensemble—will perform tango and Argentine music, 7 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. The free event is sponsored by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies. For more information, call 412-648-7394.

2/10 The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance of Appalachian fiddle music by The Parker Sisters 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. 

2/12 The Heinz Chapel Choir presents its free annual Chamber Choir Festival, 3 p.m., Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. The event includes performances by chamber choirs from area high schools. For more information, call 412-624-4125.

LECTURES

2/2 Daniel Balderston, the Andrew Mellon Chair of Modern Languages and director of Pitt’s Borges Center, will present a lecture titled “The University in a Nutshell: The Long Sentence in Borges’s ‘The Aleph,’” 4 p.m., 2500 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. Balderston’s lecture is part of the Inaugural Lectures Series sponsored by the Provost’s Office.

2/8 Pitt’s School of Social Work presents a free lecture by Michael Eichler, executive director of the Consensus Organizing Center, San Diego State University, titled “Consensus Organizing: Building Communities of Mutual Self Interest,” at noon, School of Social Work Conference Center, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-6304 or visit www.socialwork.pitt.edu.

2/9 Sharon M. Quinsaat, Pitt PhD student in sociology, will present a lecture titled “Waltzing With the Big Boys: Evolution of the Coalition-Building Strategy of the Philippines in the World Trade Organization,” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. Part of the Pitt Asian Studies Center’s Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series, the lecture is open to the public. For more information, contact Jennifer Murawski at jennm@pitt.edu or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

2/10 Aili Mari Tripp, professor of political science and gender and women’s studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present a lecture titled “Women, Power, and Peacemaking in Africa,” 1:30 p.m., Sociology Colloquium Room, 2432 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event will honor the memory Nobel Peace Prize recipient and alumnus Wangari Maathai (A&S ‘65G). It is part of the Iris Marion Young Lecture Series on Civic Engagement. RSVP attendance by Jan. 31 to wstudies@pitt.edu or 412-624-6485.

2/13 William Richardson, professor at the National University of Ireland in Galway, will present a lecture titled “Garay Street and Being-in-the-World: Human Spatiality in Borges’s ‘El Aleph,’” 6 p.m., 602 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The lecture is organized by Pitt’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures. For more information, contact Connie Tomko at connie@pitt.edu.

THEATER

2/9 through 2/19 Pitt Repertory Theatre, in conjunction with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, presents the premiere of the original docudrama The Gammage Project, Henry Heymann Theatre, Pitt’s Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. For tickets or more information, call 412-624-PLAY (7529) or visit www.play.pitt.edu/content/gammage-project.

SYMPOSIUM

2/13 Pitt’s School of Law Innovation Practice Institute and Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law will present a forum titled “Building Sustainable Neighborhoods: Powering Sustainable Development in Allegheny County,” with discussions among legislators, innovators, and industry experts about Allegheny County’s potential to be a leader in sustainable growth and energy development, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Phipps Conservatory, One Schenley Park, Oakland. For more information, visit www.law.pitt.edu/events.

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