University of Pittsburgh
March 19, 2008

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, April 2-9

The following events are open to the public.
Contact:  412-624-4147

LECTURES

4/2 Svitlana Maksymenko, a professor in Pitt's Department of Economics, will deliver a lecture, titled "Fertility and Economic Growth in Ukraine," at noon, 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Center for Russian and East European Studies. For more information, contact Stacey Kronandor at 412-648-7407.

4/2 Pat Ulbrich, a visiting scholar in Pitt's Women's Studies Program, will deliver a lecture, titled "In Sisterhood: The Women's Movement in Pittsburgh, 1967-1997," noon, 2201 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Women's Studies Program. For more information, visit www.pitt.edu/~wstudies/news.html.

4/2 Andrew Zawacki, author of "By Reason of Breakings" (University of Georgia Press, 2001), will present a literary reading at 8:30 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This is the final event in the 2007-08 Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series season. For more information, contact Jeff Oaks at oaks@pitt.edu.

4/2 Mazyar Lotfalian, a visiting professor of contemporary issues in Pitt's University Center for International Studies, will deliver a lecture, titled "The Iranian Scientific Community and Its Diaspora After the Islamic Revolution," 5:30 p.m. 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Ridgway Center for International Security, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies and Global Studies Program as well as the Middle East Gulf Initiative of Pittsburgh. For more information, contact Veronica Dristas at

412-624-2918.

4/3 Durante Rapacciuolo, a fellow in Pitt's European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, will deliver a lecture, titled "The Relevance of Homeland Security Issues in the EU-US Relationship," noon, 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center. For more information, contact Karen Lautanen at 412-648-8517 or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce/euce.html.

4/3 Grace S. Brush, a professor in Johns Hopkins University's Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, will deliver a lecture, titled "The Stratigraphy and Paleoecology of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed," at 3:45 p.m., 203 Thaw Hall, 3943 O'Hara St., Oakland. This event is part of Pitt's Department of Geology and Planetary Science Spring 2007 Colloquium Series. For more information, contact Emily Elliot at eelliot@pitt.edu or visit www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

4/7 Linda Babcock, a James Mellon Walton Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University's John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, will deliver a lecture, titled "Ask for It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Want," at 5:30 p.m., Room 103 Margaret Morrison Breed Hall, 5134 Margaret Morrison St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Women's Studies Program and Carnegie Mellon University. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Mara Barker at mkbarker@cmu.edu.

4/8 Ronald Mincy, a professor of Social Policy and Social Work Practice in Columbia University's School of Social Work, will deliver a lecture, titled "The Experiences of Black Fathers with Low Incomes," at noon, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is part of the Center on Race and Social Problems' Reed Smith Fall 2008 Speaker Series. For more information, contact 412-624-7382.

4/9 Tarini Bedi, a doctoral candidate in the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of Anthropology, will deliver a lecture, titled "The Performative Politics of Gender and Political Violence: Women of 'Shivaji's Army' in Maharashtra, India," noon, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu/events/.

4/9 Diane Crespo, film director and producer, will deliver a lecture, titled "Making Movies in the 21st Century," at 1 p.m. 205 David Lawrence Hall, 3942 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This event is part of the Jewish-Israeli Film Festival. For more information, contact Vladimir Padunov at padunov@pitt.edu or Jennifer Florian at jrf16@pitt.edu.

4/9 Lanny Bell, a professor in Brown University's Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies, will deliver a lecture, titled "The Magic of Art and Writings in Ancient Egypt," at 4:30 p.m., 363 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Classics. For more information, visit www.classics.pitt.edu/index.php.

EXHIBITIONS

4/3 Pitt's Repertory Theatre will present Charles Mee's "Big Love," at 8 p.m., in the Stephen Foster Memorial's Henry Heymann Theatre, Forbes Avenue. and Bigelow Boulevard. The exhibition will run through April 13. For more information, contact Sloan MacRae at 412-624-0933 or sloanm@pitt.edu.

FILMS

4/4 Pitt's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Asian Studies Center will present "The King and the Clown," at 6 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is part of the Korean Film Festival. For more information, contact Ebru Turker at 412-624-5562.

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