University of Pittsburgh
November 16, 2011

Pitt Calendar of Events, Nov. 30-Dec. 7

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



12/2 Pitt’s Department of Music presents the Women’s Choral Ensemble Holiday Concert performing sacred and popular music for the holidays, at 8 p.m., Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. Advance tickets are $8.50 general admission and $5 for non-Pitt students and senior citizens; they are available at or at 412-394-3353. Tickets at the door are $15 general admission and $10 for non-Pitt students and senior citizens. The event is free for Pitt students with a valid ID.

12/2 The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by indie folk-pop duo Too Tall Americanos, 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 

12/4 Pitt’s Department of Music presents the World Music Festival from noon to 4 p.m., Ballroom, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This free event features dancing, refreshments, and music by Pitt’s Carpathian Music Ensemble, University Gamelan Ensemble, Indian Tabla Ensemble, and African Music and Dance Ensemble. For more information, call 412-624-4125.

12/7 Pitt’s Department of Music presents the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s free performance of Dvorak’s Symphony no. 7 in d minor, op. 70, at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125.


12/6 Economist Robert D. Reischauer, president of the Urban Institute, will present a lecture titled “This Time Really Will Be Different: Adapting to Fiscal Reality” as part of Pitt’s American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series. Dick Thornburgh, former Pennsylvania governor, U.S. attorney general and U.N. undersecretary general, will moderate, at 4 p.m., O’Hara Student Center, 4024 O’Hara St., Oakland. This free event is sponsored by the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy and the Honors College. Seating is limited; visit to reserve a spot. For more information, call 412-624-1514 or e-mail

12/9 Elizabeth Anderson, John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan, will deliver a free lecture titled “The Imperative of Integration: Race and Education” 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.


12/4 Pitt’s Nationality Rooms Programs will host the annual Holiday Open House featuring song and dance performances by various ethnic groups as well as foods and items for purchase from the Nationality Rooms’ nearly 25 ethnic committees, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Admission is free. For more information, call 412-624-6000 or visit