University of Pittsburgh
September 27, 2012

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

Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events are open to the public.

10/11 The symposium “There at the Creation: Nathan Hershey, the History of Health Law and Health Care Reform,” in honor of one of the founding fathers of—and a nationally acclaimed authority on—American health law, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit or call 412-648-1418.

Through 10/14 Pitt’s University Art Gallery celebrates Pitt’s 225th anniversary with Faces to Names: 225 Years of Pitt Chancellors’ Portraits (1787-2012) in the gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Drive, Oakland. This free historical exhibition features official portraits of 19 past Pitt chief executives, an array of watercolors of Pitt’s Nationality Rooms, and etchings and drawings of the Cathedral of Learning. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pitt Homecoming Weekend hours: Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Oct. 13 and 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact Isabelle Chartier at 412-648-2423 or

10/9 Tal Sadeh, head of the Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy at Tel Aviv University, will present a lecture “Did European Monetary Union (EMU) Promote a European Identity?" at noon, 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information visit 

10/10 Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center will host a videoconference, “Conversations in Europe: The End of Soft Power? The EU and the Middle East,” at noon, 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information on the videoconference, contact Allyson Delnore at 412-624-5404 or

10/11 Justin Torres, fiction writer, Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and author of We the Animals (Mariner Books, 2012), will deliver a free talk at 8:30 p.m., auditorium of the Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Drive, Oakland. It is part of the University of Pittsburgh Writing Program’s Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series. For more information, call 412-624-6508 or visit

Through 10/13 Pitt Repertory Theatre launches its 2012-13 season with the world premiere of Her Hamlet, a radical reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s classic, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 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

10/11 The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by acoustic guitarist and songwriter Jeff Miller from 1 to 2 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

10/14 Pitt’s Department of Music presents the free Pitt Choirs Showcase, featuring the Heinz Chapel Choir, Men’s Glee Club, and Women’s Choral Ensemble, 3 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield St., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125.

10/15 Pitt’s IonSound project presents “CreatION Sound: Music and Art for Humans and Robots,” featuring original works by artist/roboticist Jeremy Boyle and composer Patrick Burke, 7:30 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield St., Oakland. Ticket prices are $15 general admission; $10 students and seniors. Advance tickets are $12 and $8, respectively. For more information, call 412-422-8042.