University of Pittsburgh
November 16, 2005

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Dec. 1-7

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


12/1 Erica Rand, a professor of art and visual culture and chair of women and gender studies at Bates College, will present a lecture, titled "Trannies at Ellis Island? Gender Histories and the Politics of Naming," at 4 p.m. Dining Room A, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. A reception will follow. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Women's Studies Program. For more information, call

412-624-6485 or visit

12/7 Miguel Rojas, a teaching fellow in the Pitt Department of the History of Art and Architecture, will deliver a lecture, titled "Columbian Contemporary Art," as part of the department's Fall 2005 Colloquium, at noon, Room 203, Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenley Drive, Oakland. For more information, visit


12/2 The Pitt Women's Choral Ensemble, directed by Lorraine Milovac, will give a free performance at 8 p.m., Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit

12/3 The Pitt Heinz Chapel Choir, directed by John Goldsmith, will give a holiday

12/4 performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 3 p.m. Dec. 4, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. Advance tickets required; call 412-394-3353 or visit

12/7 The Pitt Symphony Orchestra, directed by Roger Zahab, will give a free performance at 8 p.m., Bellefield Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit


12/1 Pitt Repertory Theatre will continue to present A Lie of The Mind, written by Sam Shepard and directed by Melanie Dreyer, in the Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. Performances run through Dec. 11, from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at 412-624-7529 or

12/2 Yvonne Hudson, Pitt alumna and local actress and playwright, will give a

12/3 performance of her own play Mrs. Shakespeare, Will's First and Last Love, at

12/47 p.m. Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, Room 144, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. General admission is $12; groups and seniors, $10; Pitt faculty and staff with a valid Pitt ID, $10; students with ID, $8; and children under 12, free. For more information, e-mail Tickets can be purchased through New Place Collaborations, 412-512-0589.


12/1 The art exhibition A Sense of Place: Contemporary African American Art will run through Dec. 9 in Pitt's Frick Fine Arts Gallery, Schenley Drive, Oakland. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Thursdays until 8 p.m. Lectures, Gallery Talks, and other events will be held throughout the exhibition. For more information, call 412-648-2423 or visit


12/1 The 26 Nationality Rooms in Pitt's Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., will be open for tours through Jan. 13. Hours are Monday through Friday,

9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. An exception is Friday, Nov. 25, with rooms opening at 10 a.m. From Dec. 27 to

Dec. 31, the rooms will open at 10 a.m., with the last tour beginning at 2: 30 p.m. The rooms are closed Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 1. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children ages eight to 18. Children under eight are admitted free.


12/4 A free Holiday Open House featuring Pitt's Nationality Rooms will take place from noon to 4 p.m. in the Commons Rooms, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The event will include traditional holiday performances, ethnic foods and crafts for sale. For more information, call 412-624-6000.