University of Pittsburgh
March 30, 2011

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, April 13-20

Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events are open to the public. 


4/13                         Mildred Morrison, an administrator for the Area Agency on Aging in Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services, will deliver a lecture titled “Convergence and Expectation: Changing Nature of Older Adult Services” at noon in the School of Social Work Conference center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-6304 or visit 

4/14                         Larry Foulke, director of nuclear engineering outreach in Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering and former president of the American Nuclear Society, will discuss the increasing need to secure the nation’s expanding nuclear-power infrastructure. Foulke will present his lecture, “Security Implications of the Resurgence of Nuclear Power,” at 3 p.m. April 14 in Room 352, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. He is appearing as part of the Spring 2011 Seminar Series presented by Pitt’s Center for National Preparedness. More information on the series is available on the center’s Web site at

4/14                         Pitt’s boundary 2, Humanities Center, and Film Studies Program will host Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature at Duke University, for a talk titled “Framing the Original: Toward a New Visibility of the Orient,” at 4 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-6523. 

4/15                         Rachel Woldoff, an associate professor of sociology at West Virginia University and an expert in urban-neighborhood change and integration, will present the fourth lecture in the University Center for Social and Urban Research’s (UCSUR) 2011 Brown Bag Research Series at noon, 2nd-floor conference room , UCSUR, 121 University Place, Oakland. Woldoff’s research focuses on neighborhood crime and disorder, neighborhood redevelopment, and racial/ethnic differences in residential outcomes. Her forthcoming book, White Flight/Black Flight (Cornell University Press), explores these themes through the stories of white and black residents in a single urban neighborhood. To reserve a seat for the lecture, RSVP to 


4/16                         Pitt’s Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program will host the 43rd Annual International Cabaret Ball, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Greek and Syria-Lebanon Nationality Rooms. The event, which includes a social hour, buffet dinner, and performances by the Greek and Syria-Lebanon committees, begins at 5 p.m. in the William Pitt Union, 3252 Fifth Ave., Oakland. General admission is $30, students, $15. For more information, call 412-624-6150. 


3/30 through 4/30  Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts presents the Studio Arts Student Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 412-648-2430. 


4/15                         The Emerging Legend Series presents Pittsburgh-based singer and songwriter Emily Rodgers at noon, 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 


4/13-4/17                Pitt’s Repertory Theatre presents two student lab productions, Henna Night and Sparagmos, in the Studio Theatre, basement, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Performances are 8 p.m. April 13-16 and 2 p.m. April 16-17. For more information, call 412-624-PLAY (7529) or visit