University of Pittsburgh
February 24, 1998


Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events at the University of Pittsburgh are open to the public and cover the time period, March 16 - March 22.


3/16 Pitt's Department of the History of Art and Architecture will sponsor a lecture by Professor Barbara McCloskey, titled "American Exile and the Fashioning of European Surrealism in the 1930s and 1940s." Frick Fine Arts Building, Room 203, noon. Free admission. For more information, call 648-2400.

3/16 Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Economics will sponsor a Mini-Series on Social Issues in Latin America titled "Health-Care Reform in the Dominican Republic: Practical Experiences," featuring Gerald LaForgia, Senior Health Policy Officer, Inter-American Development Bank. Forbes Quadrangle, Room 4P58, 1 - 3:20 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 648-7392.

3/17 Pitt's Department of Economics presents "World Economic Report: A Series of Briefings." Forbes Quadrangle, Room 2P56, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free Admission. Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required. For registration and more information, call 648-1742.

3/18 Pitt's Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program and the Women's Studies Program present a lecture by Mary S. Lewis, Associate Professor, Department of Music, titled "Nuns, Courtesans, and Dutiful Daughters: Women Composers in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance." Cathedral of Learning, Room 216, 4 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 624-5220 or 624-6485.

3/19 Pitt's Women's Studies Program and the History Department present a lecture in celebration of Women's History Month, titled "Work that Body: African-American Women, Work and Leisure in the Jim Crow South," by Tera Hunter, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of History. Forbes Quadrangle, Room 3P01, History Department Lounge, 3:30 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 624-6485.

3/20 Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), Department of Psychiatry, the Mental Health Clinical Research Center for the Study of Affective Disorders, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences will sponsor a program titled "WPIC Research Series: Meet the PI," with a lecture by Shirley Y. Hill, Ph.D., titled "Familial/Genetic Vulnerability to Alcoholism: Evidence from Two Longitudinal Studies of Children and Adolescents." WPIC Auditorium, 3811 O'Hara Street, 2nd Floor, 10:30 a.m. - noon. Free admission. For more information, call 624-0750.

3/20 Pitt's Department of Anthropology will present a lecture titled "Form and the Realization of Cultural Memes: An Explanation of Estate Stratification in Western Civilization," by Professor Hugo Nutini, Department of Anthropology. Forbes Quadrangle, Room 3D10, 3 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 648-7500.


3/18 Pitt's Department of Music presents the University Chamber Orchestra featuring Randall Thompson's The American Mercury, performed by the Orchestra with the Men's Glee Club and Women's Choral Ensemble. The program also features works by Beethoven, Berlioz, and Associate Professor Eric Moe. Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 624-4125.

3/21 Pitt's Department of Music presents a concert by the University of Pittsburgh Gamelan Ensemble. This ensemble of musical instruments from Indonesia consists of large and small gongs, drums, and metallophones. The Pitt student ensemble will perform the music of the Sundanese people. The presentation will feature guest artists from Indonesia. Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m. $5 general admission; $3 students and seniors (Pitt students free). For more information, call 624-4125.

3/22 Pitt's Department of Music presents the "Organ Concert Series at Heinz Memorial Chapel" featuring Dr. Robert Sutherland Lord, University Organist. Heinz Chapel, 3 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call 624-4157.


3/17 - 4/4 Pitt's Kuntu Repertory Theatre presents Pearle Cleage's "Blues for an Alabama Sky," directed by Vernell A. Lillie. The Pit Theatre, corner of South Bouquet and Sennott Streets in Oakland. Tuesdays - Saturdays 8 p.m. and Sundays 4 p.m. Special matinee performance on Friday, April 3 at 11 a.m. For ticket prices and more information, call 624-7298.

3/21 Pitt's Department of Theatre Arts presents "Shakespeare for Children: A Midsummer Night's Dream." This is a children's adaptation of the Shakespearean classic for ages 6 to 12, performed by actors from Pitt's Theatre Arts Department. The Carnegie Museum, Lecture Hall, 11 a.m. Admission is $5 - $6 (includes free admission to the museums, group discounts available). For more information and for tickets, call 622-3183.


3/21 Pitt's Cultural Studies Program will coordinate a dialogue between Gore Vidal and Christopher Hitchens. Soldiers and Sailors Hall, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). Free admission, however a $5 donation to the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force is requested. For more information, call 624-7232 or visit the web site at http//