University of Pittsburgh
February 4, 2010

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Feb. 17-24

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

FILMS

2/19 Pitt's Arts and Sciences Graduate Deans' Office, Film Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, and Indo-Pacific Area Council will present Akaler Sandhaney (1980), directed by Mrinal Sen, as part of the Bollywood and Indian Films Film Series, at 7 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. For more information, call Neepa Majumdar at 412-624-5578 or visit www.upperstall.com/films/1980/akaler-sandhaney.

2/20 Pitt's Arts and Sciences Graduate Deans' Office, Film Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, and Indo-Pacific Area Council will present Rangeela (1995), directed by Ram Gopal Varma, as part of the Bollywood and Indian Films Film Series, at 7 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. For more information, call Neepa Majumdar at 412-624-5578 or visit www.uiowa.edu/~incinema/rangeela.html.

LECTURES

2/17 H. David Brumble, a professor in Pitt's Department of English, will deliver a lecture titled "Helena Valero's Yanomamo Captivity Narrative," at noon, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is part of Pitt's Department of Religious Studies Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium. For more information, visit www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu/events/.

2/17 Pat K. Chew, a professor in Pitt's School of Law, will deliver a lecture titled "Does the Judge's Gender Make a Difference," at noon, 2201 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Women's Studies Program. For more information, visit www.wstudies.pitt.edu/events/does-judges-gender-make-difference.

2/17 Andrew Zimmerman, a professor in George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs, will deliver a lecture titled "The Civil Wars of the Nineteenth Century: Revolution and Reconstruction in Germany, Africa, and the United States," at 2 p.m., History Department Lounge, 3703 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is part of Pitt's European Colloquium Series. For more information, visit www.history.pitt.edu/news/lectures/index.php.

2/17 Nejib ben Lazreg, researcher and curator in the Institut National du Patrimoine in Tunisia, will deliver a lecture titled "The Mosaic of the Birth of Helen and the Dioscuri From Leptiminus," at 4:30 p.m., 208A Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Classics and the Archaeological Institute of America. For more information, visit www.classics.pitt.edu/events/.

2/18 Karen Gerhart, a professor in Pitt's Department of the History of Art and Architecture, will deliver a lecture titled "The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan," at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is part of the Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series and is sponsored by Pitt's Asian Studies Center. For more information, contact Jennifer Murawski at jennm@pitt.edu.

2/18 Jonathan Zittrain, a professor in Harvard Law School, will deliver a lecture titled "Minds for Sale," at 3 p.m., Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The event is the Sara Fine Institute 2010 Lecture and is sponsored by Pitt's Schools of Law and Information Sciences and the Pittsburgh Technology Council. For more information, call Kelly Shaffer at 412-624-2677 or kis9@pitt.edu.

2/19 Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU project, will deliver a lecture titled "Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks," at 1 p.m., Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Computer Science. For more information, visit www.cs.pitt.edu/events/talks/2104/stallman.richard.19feb2010.php.

2/19 Mikhail Epstein, the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literature, will deliver a lecture titled "Ideas Against Ideocracy: The Platonic Drama of Russian Thought and Possible Strategies for the Future," at 3 p.m., 3911 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Film Studies Program, and Cultural Studies Program. For more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/events-one-month.shtml.

2/23 Mpho Letima, Pitt's 2009-10 Malmberg Fellow, will deliver a lecture, titled "Colonial, Post Colonial, and Lesotho Today: Khotso Pula Nala "Peace Rain Prosperity," at 8 p.m., First-floor Lounge, Sutherland Hall, 3725 Sutherland Dr., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Global Studies Program. For more information, call 412-648-5085.

2/24 Colleen Jankovic, a doctoral candidate in Pitt's Department of English and Women's Studies Program, will deliver a lecture titled "Queering Terror: Visualizing Sexuality and Nationalism in Israeli and Palestinian Cinema," at noon, 2201 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Women's Studies Program. For more information, visit www.wstudies.pitt.edu/events/queering-terror-visualizing-sexuality-and-n....

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