University of Pittsburgh
March 20, 2013

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 31-April 6

Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events are open to the public.

Pitt English professor Phil Smith and Pitt chemistry professor Steve Weber perform acoustic blues and folk music, noon April 5, Cup and Chaucer Café, Hillman Library ground floor, University of Pittsburgh Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, 

Carpathian Music Ensemble Spring 2103 Concert, featuring Gypsy, Klezmer, Armenian, Moldavian, Ukrainian, and Macedonian music, 8 p.m. April 5, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, 

“In Flux,” a dance concert by the University of Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble, featuring dance works in jazz, hip-hop, and modern dance created by students and professional guest choreographers, 8 p.m., April 5 and 6, Seventh Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland, 412-648-8262.

City of Asylum, tells the story of a movement that provides sanctuary to writers in danger of persecution in their home countries, April 5-14, Pitt’s Department of Theater Arts, Charity Randall Theater,

“The Rise of a New Buddhist Leader: How Ikeda Daisaku Became One of Japan’s Most Powerful Men,” Clark Chilson, Pitt assistant professor of religious studies, noon April 3, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, Spring 2013 “Asia Over Lunch” Lecture Series, 412-648-7370,

“The MLK Jr. Pittsburgh March: Through the Lens of Charles Martin,” local photographer Charles “Chuck” Martin will describe what it was like being an eyewitness to a 1968 march for Martin Luther King Jr. in Pittsburgh, when he took nearly 200 photographs as the event unfolded, 10 a.m. April 5, Dick Thornburgh Room, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh Library System, 412-648-7755,

“Genomics and Paleontology: Complementary Windows on Primate Evolutionary History,” K. Christopher Beard, curator and Mary R. Dawson Chair of Vertebrate Paleontology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, noon April 5, Department of Human Genetics 2013 Spring Seminar Series,

“Delivering Culturally Competent Care and Addressing Technology: The New Health Care Disparity,” Candi Castleberry-Singleton, UPMC chief inclusion and diversity officer, noon April 3, Room 2017 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland, School of Social Work, Center on Race and Social Problems,

“Should There Be a Surtax on Sugary Drinks?” students, professors, and members of industry will debate the topic as well as answer questions, 11 a.m. April 5, Ladies Hospital Aid Society Auditorium, 7th floor Montefiore Hospital, Sixth Marcella L. Finegold Memorial Public Debate, Department of Communication,