University of Pittsburgh
December 8, 1998


Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events at the University of Pittsburgh are open to the public and cover the time period, December 20 - December 26.


12/20 - 12/30 The Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning are decorated in their traditional holiday style, and 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, call the Nationality Rooms Program at 624-6000.


12/20 - 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.


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.