University of Pittsburgh
January 14, 2008

Pitt to Celebrate Chinese Culture Exhibition Month, Jan. 28 to Feb. 29

Events designed to reinforce the Chinese culture in Pittsburgh, promote the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-Pitt's Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) will host Chinese Exhibition Month from Jan. 28 to Feb. 29. The events include an Olympic exhibition, Spring Festival stage show, film screenings, karaoke, Ball Night, and several tea houses. CSSA will use this month-long celebration to reinforce the Chinese culture in Pittsburgh and promote the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games-whose theme is One World, One Dream.

The schedule of events follows.

Jan. 28 Olympic Exhibition and Tea House, 3-7 p.m, William Pitt Union Ballroom, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Refreshments and prizes will be provided.

Feb. 3 Spring Festival Stage Show and Tea House, William Pitt Union Ballroom, Assembly Room, and Kuztman Room. Teahouse begins at 3 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. (preregistration required, 2-ticket-limit per Pitt ID), stage show at 8 p.m., and festival activities at 10 p.m.

Feb. 9 Karaoke, 7-11 p.m., William Pitt Union, Dining Room A.

Feb. 17 Ball Night, 7-11 p.m., William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Students and scholars are invited to participate in an evening of dance.

In addition to these events, a film will be shown every Wednesday and Friday, beginning Jan. 23, 7-11 p.m., Engineering Auditorium, 3700 O'Hara St., Oakland. Films shown from 7-9 p.m. will have English subtitles.

These events are open to students, faculty, and staff. It is cosponsored by Pitt's Asian Studies Center, University Center for International Studies, Graduate and Professional Student Association, Office of Cross-Cultural and Leadership Development, Office of International Services, Confucius Institute, and East Asian Library and GlaxoSmithKline's Asian Employee Support Network. For more information, contact Mimi Terano at 412-648-9523 or mterano@pitt.edu or visit www.pittcssa.net.

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