University of Pittsburgh
March 27, 2013

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, April 7-13

Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events are open to the public.

CONCERTS
Women’s Choral Ensemble Spring 2013 Concert, with a program featuring a wide variety of classical and popular works, 3 p.m. April 7, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu

A Musical Celebration of the 93rd Birth Anniversary of Ravi Shankar, a concert honoring the late legendary sitar virtuoso with a program of his vocal and instrumental compositions, 5 p.m. April 7, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu

Ben Hartlage, acoustic solo performance from the lead singer of the ensemble The Turpentiners, 1 p.m. April 11, Cup and Chaucer Café, Hillman Library ground floor, University of Pittsburgh Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, www.calliopehouse.org  

University Gamelan Concert, featuring Sundanese music performed on tuned gongs, metal keyed instruments, and drums, 8 p.m. April 12 and 13, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu

Heinz Chapel Choir Spring Concert, a program of a cappella sacred, folk, and popular music from around the world, 3 p.m. April 14, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu

Animé Bop, with oboist Robin Driscoll, bassoonist Linda Fisher, and pianist Rob Frankenberry performing a concert of new music coupled with visual media, 7 p.m. April 14, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Pitt’s Department of Music, 412-624-4125, www.music.pitt.edu

LECTURES/SEMINARS/READINGS
“What Lawyers and Law Students Can Learn From Abraham Lincoln About Professionalism and Communication,” trial and appellate lawyer and author Talmage Boston, noon-1 p.m. April 11, Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union, Oakland, The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy and University of Pittsburgh School of Law, http://www.law.pitt.edu/newsevents/events; see separate entry below on a 5-6:30 p.m. April 11 lecture, book signing, and reception featuring Talmage Boston at the Pitt law school.

“A Tale of Three Hagia Sophias: Conversion, Museumification, Contestation,” Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir, lecturer, Graduate Program of Middle Eastern and Eurasian Studies, Middle East Technical University, 3 p.m. April 11, 4217 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, Department of Anthropology, Department of Religious Studies, and Center for Russian and East European Studies, www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce

“Lessons in Ethics and Excellence From the Two Most Important Lawyers of the Last 50 Years —Leon Jaworski and James Baker,” trial and appellate lawyer and author Talmage Boston, followed by a book signing and reception, 5-6:30 p.m. April 11, Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland, The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy and University of Pittsburgh School of Law, http://www.law.pitt.edu/newsevents/events; Boston’s book Raising the Bar: The Crucial Role of the Lawyer in Society (Texas Bar Books, 2012) will be on sale prior to and following the lecture; it includes a foreword by Pitt alumnus and trustee Dick Thornburgh (LAW ‘57), former governor of Pennsylvania, former U.S. Attorney general, and currently of counsel to the international law firm K&L Gates LLP in its Washington, D.C., office, who will introduce Boston at the event.

“How Movements From Below Create and Use Poetry and History,” a conversation with and readings by University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Poetry Martín Espada and Pitt Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History Marcus Rediker, 7:30 p.m. April 11, 2500 Posvar Hall, Provost’s Conference Room, Pitt’s Department of History and Humanities Center, www.history.pitt.edu

“Europe: East and West,” undergraduate research symposium, with participants presenting and discussing research papers on a number of areas relating to Europe, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 12, Dining Rooms A and B, Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, International Business Center, and European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, www.ucis.pitt.edu/ursymposium 

THEATER
City of Asylum, Pitt Repertory Theatre production, the story of four writers fleeing repression in their home countries to find sanctuary in the Pittsburgh City of Asylum’s enclave on the North Side, April 4-14, Pitt’s Department of Theatre Arts, Charity Randall Theatre, www.play.pitt.edu 

MISCELLANEOUS
“The Last Class,” an hourlong farewell address by Attilio “Buck” Favorini, professor in and founder of Pitt’s Department of Theatre Arts, 4 p.m. April 12, Charity Randall Theatre, free and open to the public, 412-624-0933, www.play.pitt.edu

Marjorie H. Matson Woman of the Year Award Ceremony, recipient Diane Perer (JD ’76), 6 p.m. April 12, Harvard Yale Princeton Club, 619 William Penn Place, The Pitt Law Women’s Association with support from University of Pittsburgh School of Law Dean William M. Carter Jr., the Pitt law school’s Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, and the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Women in the Law Division, RSVP by April 5 to pittplwa@gmail.com, 412-855-0500.

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