University of Pittsburgh
November 24, 1998


Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events at the University of Pittsburgh are open to the public and cover the time period, December 5 - December 12.


12/6 Pitt's Nationality Rooms Holiday open house offers ethnic song, dance and food. Cathedral of Learning, noon - 6 p.m. Admission is free. The Nationality Rooms will be decorated in their traditional holiday style beginning Nov. 22. Tours are available throughout the holiday season. The cost of the tours are: adults, $2.00; senior citizens, $1.50; and children, (8 -18) $ .50. The rooms will be closed on Dec. 24, 25, 31, 1998 and Jan. 1, 1999. For more information on the open house, or tours, call the Nationality Rooms Program at 624-6000.


12/5 Pitt Alumnae Council to host 57th annual children's holiday party. Santa Claus, face painting, crafts, and refreshments are just a few of the enticements for children attending the party. Cathedral of Learning, Commons Room, 1 - 3 p.m. Admission $5, children age three and under are free, reservation are required. To reserve a place at the Holiday Party, make check payable to ALUMNAE COUNCIL, and mail to the University of Pittsburgh, Alumni Relations, 300 Craig Hall, 200 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. For more information, call



12/7 - 12/11 Pitt's University Art Gallery presents: Creating a Sense of Place: Devotion Builds a Campus. The four exhibits presented are: Honoring Cultural Traditions: The 60th Anniversary of the Nationality Rooms; Heinz Memorial Chapel: Celebrating 60 Years of Light; In the Public Eye, A Century of Art and Architecture on Pitt's Campus; and Over Time: The Art of Jane Haskell. The curators for the exhibits are the students from the 1998 Museum Studies Seminar at Pitt. Frick Fine Arts, University Art Gallery, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. The Gallery is closed during school breaks. Free admission. For more information, call 648-2400.

12/7 - 12/30 The University of Pittsburgh's Book Center presents Thomas Hermansader Lithographs. University Book Center, 4000 Fifth Avenue, Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call Russell Kierzkowski at 648-1453.


12/6 The Pittsburgh Compline Choir continues its Compline Choir Series with Gerald F. McGee. The ecumenical worship services will continue every Sunday evening through December 13. Heinz Memorial Chapel, 8:30 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 682-6886.

12/11 The University of Pittsburgh African Drumming Ensemble, directed by Sylvia Nanyonga-Tamusuza, presents an evening of Ugandan singing, dancing, and drumming. Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 624-4125.


12/6, Pitt's Department of Music presents the Christmas concerts performed

12/12 by the Heinz Chapel Choir and directed by John Goldsmith. Heinz

Chapel, Friday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m., Saturday,

Dec. 12, at 8 p.m. Advance tickets required: $7.50 general admission,

$4 students/senior citizens. For more information, call 624-4125.


12/8 Pitt's Department of Music presents a concert of solo and ensemble guitar music. Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 8 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 361-4038 or 624-4125.


12/8 Pitt's Department of the History of Art and Architecture continues the Fall Colloquium series. "Nun's Palaces: Gender and Place in Muromachi Kyoto," with Matthew McKelway. Frick Fine Arts, Room 203, Noon. Free admission. For more information, call 648-2400.


2/3/99 Pitt's Department of Biological Sciences, Pymatuning Laboratory of

- Ecology, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Garden Club of

4/7/99 Allegheny County, National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh Zoo, and the Western PA Conservatory present the Eminent Biologist Lecture Series. Lecture participants are:

Feb. 3 Scott K. Robinson

Habitat Fragmentation and Bird Populations

Mar. 3 Peter H. Raven

Global Biodiversity

Apr. 7 Michael J. Donoghue

Evolutionary Relationships and Diversification

Seating is limited. Carnegie Museum of Art Auditorium, 4400 Forbes Avenue,

7 p.m. For more information or ticket reservations, call 624-1299.

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