University of Pittsburgh
April 7, 2011

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, April 20-27

Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events are open to the public. 


4/21                          Michael Christie, an indigenous language expert and education professor at Australia’s Charles Darwin University, will discuss his efforts to combine indigenous and nonindigenous knowledge systems to address education and social issues facing Australian Aborigines. His talk, “Teaching From Country: Stories and Place in a Postcolonial Australian Aboriginal Pedagogy,” begins at 3 p.m. in Ballroom B of the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. Christie is the 2011 speaker for the Sara Fine Institute Lecture hosted by Pitt’s School of Information Sciences. More information is available at


4/22                          Pitt’s 4th Annual Student Sustainability Symposium features presentations by students promoting sustainability on campus and in Pittsburgh, food samples from Oakland restaurants dubbed “green”  by students, and the third-annual Sustain-a-Bowl, with student groups constructing booths from reusable and biodegradable materials. The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ballroom of the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, contact Ward Allebach in Pitt’s environmental studies program at 412-606-9075 or 


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.