University of Pittsburgh
November 21, 2005

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Dec. 8-14

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

LECTURES

12/8 As part of Pitt's Center on Race and Social Problems Buchanan Ingersoll Fall 2005 Speaker Series, Margaret Beale Spencer, Board of Overseers Professor of Education and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will deliver a lecture, titled "Brown's Legacy and Lessons for Healthy Children," at noon, Room 2017, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Lunch will be provided. For more information, e-mail nkg@pitt.edu.

12/8 The Pitt Book Center will host a Meet and Speak session with Rick Sebak, host of WQED and PBS's Video Collections, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., University Book Center, 4000 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The event includes a discussion about Sebak's videos, which will be available for purchase and a signing. For more information, call Melissa Grube at 412-648-1453.

12/9 A poetry slam will conclude the art exhibition A Sense of Place: Contemporary African American Art, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Gallery, Schenley Drive, Oakland. Vanessa German, master of ceremonies, will host the closing reception. For more information, call 412-648-2423 or visit http://vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu/uag.

MUSIC

12/9 The Pitt Heinz Chapel Choir, directed by John Goldsmith, will give a holiday

performance at 8 p.m., Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. Advance tickets are required; call 412-394-3353 or visit www.proartstickets.org.

12/9 Chisholm and Kautsky, viola and piano, will be presented as part of the Pitt Department of Music's Music on the Edge Series, at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. Admission for students with a valid Pitt ID is free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at a discounted price through Pro Arts Tickets, 412-394-3353 or www.proartstickets.org, or for full price at the door. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.pitt.edu/~concerts.

12/10 The Pitt Men's Glee Club, directed by Richard Teaster, will give a performance at 8:30 p.m., Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. General admission is $10, students and seniors, $5. Students with a valid Pitt ID are free. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.pitt.edu/~concerts.

12/10 The Pitt African Drumming Ensemble, directed by Anicet Mundundu, will give a performance at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. General admission is $10, students and seniors, $5. Students with a valid Pitt ID are free. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.pitt.edu/~concerts.

12/11 The Pitt Heinz Chapel Choir, directed by John Goldsmith, will give a holiday

performance at 3 p.m., Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. Advance tickets are required; call 412-394-3353 or visit www.proartstickets.org.

THEATER

12/8 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 www.pitt.edu/~play.

EXHIBITION

12/8 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 http://vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu/uag.

12/10 Pitt's Nationality Rooms Program and Polish Nationality Room Committee will present a Cracow Crèche exhibition and reception at 1 p.m., William Pitt Union, Kurtzman Room and Lower Lounge, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The event will include traditional Polish holiday music and ethnic pastries will be available. Admission is free. For more information, contact David Motake at 412-600-6768 or E. Maxine Bruhns, director of the Nationality Rooms and Cultural Exchange Program, at 412-624-6150 or embruhns@pitt.edu.

OPEN HOUSE

12/9 The Pitt Women's Studies Program will hold an open house from noon to

2 p.m., Room 2201, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, visit www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

TOUR

12/8 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.

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