University of Pittsburgh
March 27, 2014

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, April 6-12

The following events are open to the public.
Contact: 

Katie Fike

412-624-4147

CONCERTS
Women’s Choral Ensemble, Pitt women’s choir performs, 3 p.m. April 6, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

University Gamelan Ensemble, hear the sounds of this traditional Indonesian ensemble, 8 p.m. April 12, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

EXHIBITIONS
Nicholas Lochoff Collection Guided Tours, free tours offered in English and Mandarin-Chinese, through April 11, University Art Gallery, Pitt Department of History of Art and Architecture, www.haa.pitt.edu

Oakland: A Look Back Over the 20th Century, glimpse into a past foreshadowing the changes that would lead to Oakland’s development as a medical, cultural, and educational hub, through summer 2014, Hillman Library, University Library System, http://digital.library.pitt.edu/pittsburgh/exhibits/oakland-a-look-back/

THEATRE
The Fever Chart, grappling with three visions of the Middle East, full of harshness, brutality, and unswerving optimism, April 9-13, Studio Theatre, Basement of the Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, www.play.pitt.edu

My Doomsday Off, improvisation specialist and Pitt graduate student Ric Walker hosts sketch comedy show, April 9-13, Studio Theatre, Basement of the Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, www.play.pitt.edu

FILMS
The Women Workers’ War, documentary recounting the story of two women: one who leads the longest factory sit-in by women in Italy and another who operates a factory that encourages cultural growth among the workers, 7 p.m. April 10, Room 24, Ground Floor, Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, www.italianfilmfests.org/pittsburgh.html

The Venice Syndrome (Teorema Venezia), Venice, the world’s most beautiful city, is invaded every day by 50,000 tourists. There are only 48,000 residents, and there are fewer every year as the city becomes nearly uninhabitable. The film shows what remains of Venetian life in a requiem for a grand city, 9 p.m. April 11, 1700 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pitt Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, www.italianfilmfests.org/pittsburgh.html

Long Live Freedom (Viva la Libertà), the leader of the most notorious political opposition party mysteriously disappears, and his wife and assistant turn to his identical twin brother, who has recently been released from a psychiatric hospital, 7 p.m. April 12, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, www.italianfilmfests.org/pittsburgh.html

BOOK SIGNING
Kathleen E. George, Pitt professor of theatre, signing her book The Johnstown Girls, noon April 11, University Store on Fifth, Pitt Department of Theatre Arts, www.play.pitt.edu

CEREMONY
2014 Porter Prize, awarded to Michael Moss, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, 1 p.m. April 8, William Pitt Union Assembly Room, presented by Pitt Graduate School of Public Health and United Way of Allegheny County and sponsored by the Highmark Foundation, www.publichealth.pitt.edu

LECTURES
“Navigating Toxic Inequality,” Thomas M. Shapiro, director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, noon April 8, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems, Reed Smith Speaker Series, www.crsp.pitt.edu

“Dilemmas of Alter-Movements,” Immanuel Wallerstein, professor of sociology and senior research scholar, Yale University, 4 p.m. April 10, 324 Cathedral of Learning, keynote address of international conference “Social Movements and World-System Transformation,” www.sociology.pitt.edu

“Feminism as counter-hegemonic,” Sylvia Walby, distinguished professor of sociology, Lancaster University, 3:30 p.m., April 11, G24 Cathedral of Learning, keynote address of international conference “Social Movements and World-System Transformation,” www.sociology.pitt.edu

“Magazine Media: Why the Future Is Bright,” Michael A. Clinton, president, marketing and publishing director, Hearst Magazines, 4:30 p.m. April 11, 630 William Pitt Union, Pitt Department of English, www.english.pitt.edu

Written by Melissa Carlson

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