University of Pittsburgh
February 13, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Feb. 22-29

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

 

EXHIBITIONS

2/20 through 4/28   Pitt’s University Library System presents an exhibition titled “Pitt—225 Years of Building Better Lives—1787-2012,” on display in the lobby of the ground floor, Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. It includes old photographs, maps, and copies of the front pages of the two original state charters, on loan from the PA State Archives, that created Pittsburgh Academy and the Western University of Pennsylvania, which eventually became the University of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 412-953-3298.

2/28 through 4/28   Pitt’s University Library System (ULS) will display the front pages of the original state charters that created Pittsburgh Academy and the Western University of Pennsylvania, which eventually became the University of Pittsburgh, to mark Pitt’s anniversary—225 Years of Building Better Lives. The documents, which are on loan to the University of Pittsburgh from the PA State Archives, will be on display in the glass Audubon case, ground floor, Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Facsimiles of the charters’ other pages will be displayed in the adjacent hallway. For more information, call 412-648-8199.

LECTURES

2/22 Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor and director of the Social Sciences Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, will deliver a free lecture titled “Inequality and the American City: Implications of the Neighborhood Effect” 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 Spring 2012 Speaker Series sponsored by the Reed Smith law firm. For more information, call 412-624-7382.

2/22 Alison Donnell, a professor in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading, will present a lecture titled “Caribbean Queer: Desire, Dissidence, and Constructions of Caribbean Subjectivity” at 4 p.m., 602 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The lecture will be followed by a response from Angelique V. Nixon, assistant professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Susquehanna University. For more information, e-mail spuri@pitt.edu.

2/22 Gianni Piazza, professor of political science at the University of Catania, Italy, and Alica Mattoni, postdoctoral fellow in Pitt’s Department of Sociology, will present the lecture titled “Social Movement Scenes and Occupied Spaces in Italy” at noon, 2432 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The event is sponsored by Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center and Department of Sociology and the Pittsburgh Social Movement Forum. For more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/events.

2/23 Suzanna Eddyono, Pitt PhD student in sociology, will deliver a lecture titled “Citizenship Education in Post-Suharto Indonesia” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is part of the Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series. For more information, contact Jennifer Murawski at jennm@pitt.edu or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

2/24 Jeffrey S. Sposato, visiting scholar in Pitt’s Department of Music and a professor of musicology at the University of Houston, will deliver a lecture titled “Bach, the Mass, and the Leipzig Lutheran Service” at 4 p.m., 132 Music Building, 4337 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The event is sponsored by Pitt’s  Department of Music and the European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center. For more information, visit www.music.pitt.edu/events/lecture-bach-mass-leipzig-lutheran-120124.

2/28 Pitt’s Office of Public Affairs and the University of Pittsburgh Press will present a Black History Month program—a lecture and presentation—marking the relaunch of the book Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History (Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Blvd., Oakland. An RSVP is required. For more information or to RSVP, contact 412-624-4147 or frontdesk@umc.pitt.edu.

MUSIC

2/24 The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by blues/jazz guitarist Peter King 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. 

2/25 Pitt’s Music on the Edge Series and the Andy Warhol Museum present a performance by The JACK Quartet, at 8 p.m., the Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., Northside. The event marks the premiere of Pitt Professor of Music Amy Williams’ new string quartet, Richter Textures. Tickets are available in advance through ProArtsTickets; general admission is $15, students and seniors, $10. Visit www.proartstickets.org or call 412-394-3353. At the door, general admission is $20, students and seniors, $15.

CONFERENCE

2/24-2/25 The Latin American Social and Public Policy Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, will be held at the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. For more information, contact Luis Bravo at 412-648-7393 or bravo@pitt.edu.

WORKSHOP

2/25 Pitt’s Department of History, School of Education, and World History Center will host “Afro-Latin American,” a teacher workshop, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5604 Posvar Hall, S. Bouquet St., Oakland. Presented by G. Reid Andrews, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pitt’s Department of History, the workshop provides four hours of Act 48 credit. For more information, visit www.worldhistory.pitt.edu/saturdayworkshop.php.

FILMS

2/23 Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center with the Russian and East European Studies Center will sponsor “Europe at 8:00,” a series of short European films, at 8 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For a listing of the films and more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/content/upcoming-events.

2/28 Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center with the Russian and East European Studies Center will sponsor “Europe at 8:00,” a series of short European films, at 8 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For a listing of the films and more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/content/upcoming-events.

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