University of Pittsburgh
January 25, 2006

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Feb. 2-8

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


2/2 As part of the Pitt Asian Studies Center's Asia Over Lunch Spring 2006 Series, Christian Gerlach, an assistant professor of history at Pitt, will give a lecture, titled "An Alliance for Violence: The Slaughter of Indonesian Communists, 1965-66," at noon, Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. A light lunch is provided; bring your own drink. For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370.

2/5 Ogle Burks Duff, emerita professor in the Pitt School of Education, will coordinate the 17th Annual African American Read-In-Chain, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the First Baptist Church main sanctuary, 159 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. Richard Teaster will direct a combined First Baptist Church Choir and Pitt Women's Ensemble and Glee Club starting at 2:45 p.m., which will perform occasionally throughout the readings. 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.

2/8 Mark W. Fraser, the John A. Tate Professor for Children in Need at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver a lecture, titled "Advances in Intervention Research," at noon, Room 2017, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Lunch will be provided. This event is part of the Pitt School of Social Work's Speaker Series. For more information, call 412-624-6304 or visit

2/8 As part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, poet David Berman will give a free evening reading at 8:30 p.m., Room 125, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Schenley Drive, Oakland. The series' sponsors include the University of Pittsburgh Book Center and University of Pittsburgh Press. For more information, call 412-624-6506 or visit


2/8 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


2/2 Pitt Kuntu Repertory Theatre presents Mahalia Jackson: Standing on Holy Ground, written and directed by Kuntu founder and artistic director and associate professor of Africana Studies, Vernell A. Lillie, through Feb. 11 in the Seventh-Floor Auditorium of Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Matinees are scheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 4 and 11 a.m.

Feb. 9. For ticket and group sales information, call 412-624-7298 or visit

2/8 Pitt Repertory Theatre will give a special preview performance of Tales of the Lost Formicans, written by Constance Congdon and directed by Robert C.T. Steele, at 8 p.m., Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. Performances run through Feb. 19, from Tuesdays to Saturdays at

8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at 412-624-7529 or


2/2 In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Three Rivers Youth, the oldest agency in

Allegheny County to serve Black children, a Pitt-sponsored exhibition, titled From Colored Orphans to Youth Development, will run through March 5 at the John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St. The exhibition will feature vintage photos, artifacts, and printed materials. For more information, call 412-454-6000.