University of Pittsburgh
January 16, 2007

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

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


2/1 Blaine Connor, a Ph.D. candidate in Pitt's Department of Anthropology, will deliver a lecture titled "Can a Public Servant Have a Private Life?: Teachers in Nagasaki's Outer Islands" at noon, Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This free event is part of the Pitt Asian Studies Center's Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series. For more information, call 412-648-7370 or visit

2/3 Ray O'Donnell, a career consultant at the American Chemical Society, will deliver the keynote speech, titled "Managing an Effective Job Search," at the Job Searching for Chemical Professionals seminar, which will begin at 8 a.m. in Ashe Auditorium, Chevron Science Center, 219 Parkman Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh sections of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers and American Chemical Society. Registration is required. For more information, contact Bob Theys at 412-823-3077 or

2/4 Ogle Burks Duff, emerita professor in the Pitt School of Education, will coordinate the 18th Annual African American Read-In-Chain at 2:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church library, 159 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. The Read-In is sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English. For more information about participating in the Read-In, holding your own reading, receiving recommendations on reading selections, volunteering to read at the church, or registering, call Duff at 412-681-2956.

2/5 Pitt's Office of International Services will present "PASSPORT to Career Searches for

F-1 Visa Holders" at noon, Dining Room A, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-7120 or visit

2/5 Cheryl L. Greenberg, the Raether Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at Trinity College, Conn., will deliver a lecture titled "The Politics of Black-Jewish Relations and Why It Matters" at noon, Room 5130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Jewish Studies Program. For more information, call 412-624-2279 or visit

2/5 Haibing Peng, a visiting lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of California at Berkeley, will deliver a lecture titled "Suspended Carbon Nanotube-Based Structure: A Study of Electronic and Mechanical Behaviors" as part of the Carnegie Mellon University-University of Pittsburgh Physics Colloquium Series at 3 p.m., Room 106, Allen Hall, 3941 O'Hara St., Oakland. For more information, visit

2/5 Thomas K. Hyatt, a principal at the Ober/Kaler law firm, Washington, D.C., will deliver a lecture titled "Role of Modern Charitable Health Care Provider" at 4 p.m. in the Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Law School Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit

2/6 As part of the Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science's Lunchtime Talk Series, Edouard Machery, an assistant professor of philosophy at Pitt, will deliver a lecture at 12:05 p.m., Room 817R, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-1052 or visit


2/7 Pitt's University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Roger Zahab, will give a free concert at 8 p.m., Bellefield Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125, e-mail, or visit


2/7 As part of the film series "Experimental, Underground, Revolutionary: Avant-garde Films From Germany, Austria, and Switzerland," a screening of Brutalität in Stein [Brutality in Stone] (1960), Porträt einer Bewährung [Portrait of a Probation] (1964), and Die Patriotin [The Patriotic Woman] (1979), all directed by Alexander Kluge, will take place at 7:30 p.m., Room 205, David Lawrence Hall, 3942 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This free event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and School of Arts and Sciences. For more information, contact Randall Halle at

412-648-2614 or


2/1 Pitt's Kuntu Repertory Theatre will continue to present Sarafina! written by Mbongeni Ngema and directed by Olusegun Ojewuyi, through Feb. 10 in the Seventh-Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. The plays in Kuntu's 32nd season are being presented in partnership with the Center for Minority Health, part of Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health. For information on matinees, tickets, or group sales, call 412-624-7298 or visit

2/1 Pitt Repertory Theatre will continue to present Vinegar Tom, written by Caryl Churchill and directed by Ryan Howe, in the Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. General admission is $19. The play, which will run through Feb. 11, will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A talk-back session with the director and cast will follow the Feb. 4 performance. Tickets for senior citizens, Pitt Alumni Association members, as well as Pitt and UPMC faculty and staff are $15. Student admission is $10 or $32 for Student Semester Passes, which will cover five admissions. General season passes are $60 for four performances and $85 for six performances. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 412-624-7529 or visit


2/1 An exhibition titled "Advertising a Dream: Movie Posters From Post-war Korea" will run through March 1 in the foyer of Pitt's Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This free event is sponsored by Pitt's Asian Studies Center, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and University Library System's East Asian Library. For more information, contact 412-648-7370 or

2/1 An exhibition titled "Revolution, Ritual, and Remembrance: The Art of Haiti" will run through March 17 in the University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenley Drive, Oakland. For more information, contact Josienne N. Piller at 412-648-2423 or


2/1 Pitt's Career Services will hold a Spring Job/Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the main floor of the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit