University of Pittsburgh
February 9, 2005

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Feb. 24-March 2

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


2/24 As part of Pitt's Center on Race and Social Problems Reed Smith Spring 2005 Speaker Series, John Wallace, a Pitt associate professor of social work, will deliver a lecture titled "Faith Matters: Race/Ethnicity, Religiosity, and Drugs," at noon, William Pitt Union Kurtzman Room, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Lunch will be provided. For more information, visit

2/24 Gary Gerfen, an associate professor of physiology and biophysics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City, will deliver a lecture titled "Protein Structure Determination via EPR of Endogenous and Introduced Electron Spins," at 4 p.m., Room 12B, Chevron Science Center, 219 Parkman Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-8200.

2/24 Pitt's Office of International Services will host an Intercultural Bag Lunch at noon in Dining Room B, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-7120 or visit

2/25 As part of Pitt's Department of Mathematics 2005 Colloquium, Jean-Luc Guermond, a professor of mathematics at Texas A&M University, will deliver a lecture at 4 p.m., Room 704, Thackeray Hall, 139 University Place, Oakland. For more information, e-mail Pitt Professor William Layton at

3/2 Theresa Beiner, a professor of law at the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law, will deliver a lecture titled "How Courts Misapprehend the Dynamics of Workplace Sexual Harassment," as part of Pitt's Women's Studies Brown Bag Lunch Series, at noon, Room 2201 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, visit


2/26 The first of two symposia discussing the historical implications of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore excavation results will take place at

9:30 a.m., Room 202, Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenley Drive, Oakland. Pitt Professor of Art History Franklin Toker, director of excavations under the Florence Cathedral, will moderate the event. Guest speakers include Ralph Mathisen, professor of classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Thomas F. X. Noble, professor of history and director of the Medieval Institute at Notre Dame University. The second symposium will take place March 19. For more information, call Toker at 412-648-2419 or e-mail


2/24 Pitt's Department of Women's Studies will present a screening of

900 Women, directed by Laleh Khadivi, at 7 p.m., Room 2201, Posvar Hall,

230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. A discussion, led by a Pitt School of Information Sciences volunteer Aisha White, will follow. For more information, visit


2/24 Pitt Repertory Theatre presents Rashomon, from the screenplay by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, adapted by Faye and Michael Kanin, and directed by Yukihiro Goto, in the Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes and Bigelow avenues, Oakland. Performances will take place every day at 8 p.m., through Feb. 27. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m., and a special Shakespeare-in-the-Schools matinee will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Admission is $25, which comprises the "Sundays in Japan" package: a dual admission to the play and the Carnegie Museum of Art, including the James B. Austin collection. For more ticket information, call 412-624-7529 or visit

2/26 Pitt Kuntu Repertory Theatre will hold two days of auditions for August Wilson's Tony Award winning play Seven Guitars, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 and 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 27, in the Seventh-Floor Auditorium of Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-7298.