University of Pittsburgh
February 9, 2016

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Feb. 21-27

The following events are open to the public.
Contact: 

Katie Fike

412-624-4147

THE YEAR OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE UNIVERSITY
“Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis,” Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2-3 p.m. Feb. 22, University Club, Ballroom B, 123 University Pl., Oakland, American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series, Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy and University Honors College, www.thornburghforum.pitt.edu

“Sounding New Socialities,” a free, public panel discussion featuring George Lewis, Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music and vice-chair of the Department of Music at Columbia University, 6 p.m. Feb. 23, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, George Lewis in Residence, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

“Justice on Both Sides: Toward a Discourse of Restoration in Schools,” Maisha T. Winn, Susan J. Cellmer Endowed Chair in English Education and professor of language and literacy, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 4-6 p.m. Feb. 25, University Club, Pitt School of Education Center for Urban Education, http://cue.pitt.edu

“A Power Stronger Than Itself,” George Lewis discusses the importance and history of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, which he joined as a teenager in 1971, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, George Lewis in Residence, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

“Spooky Interaction,” this free live performance features George Lewis’ Voyager interactive music-performance software, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, George Lewis in Residence, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh Kick-Off Event, event will examine the ways that multiple, diverse disciplines contribute to successful public health campaigns, 11:45 a.m. Feb. 27, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pennsylvania Department of Health, www.humanities.pitt.edu

Music on the Edge: The Chamber Music of George Lewis, this concert of Lewis’ chamber compositions will be performed under the direction of Roger Zahab, director of the Symphony Orchestra at Pitt, 8 p.m. Feb. 27, The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Side, George Lewis in Residence, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu 

MUSIC
Heinz Chapel Chamber Choir Festival, three high school chamber choirs from the region will perform several a cappella works ranging in style, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

THEATRE
Rhinoceros, average citizens are transformed into beasts, as they learn to move with the times, through Feb. 28, Studio Theatre in the basement of the Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh Stages, www.play.pitt.edu 

EXHIBITION
Erroll Garner Exhibition, display features materials from the Erroll Garner Archive, which was donated to Pitt’s University Library System in 2015, during February, William Pitt Union, Pitt’s K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month

LECTURES
“Pruning (at) Versailles: Arboreal Politics in Eighteenth-Century France,” Giulia Pacini, associate chair of educational policy and associate professor of French and Francophone studies, Arts & Sciences, William & Mary, 6 p.m. Feb. 22, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Versailles: Space, Power, Memory lecture series, Pitt Architectural Studies Program, Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, and Carnegie Museum of Art, www.arch.pitt.edu 

“Are My Pants Lowering Your Test Scores?: Blaming Girls for Challenges Facing Boys,” Sara Goodkind, associate professor, Pitt School of Social Work, Department of Sociology, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, http://gsws.pitt.edu

“Coupling Systems, Building Coalitions: Connecting Housing, Energy, and Transit in U.S. Cities,” Barbara Brown Wilson, assistant professor of urban and environmental planning, School of Architecture, University of Virginia, noon-1:30 p.m. Feb. 26, first-floor conference room, University Center for Social and Urban Research, 3343 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Brown Bag Seminar Series, http://ucsur.pitt.edu

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