University of Pittsburgh
February 13, 2008

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Feb. 27-Mar. 5

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

LECTURES

2/27 Pat K. Chew, a professor in Pitt's School of Law, will deliver a lecture, titled "Subtly Sexist Language," at noon, 2201 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Women's Studies Program. For more information, contact wstudies@pitt.edu or visit www.pitt.edu/~wstudies/news.html.

2/27 Mayumi Terano, international coordinator and adviser of Pitt's Office of Cross Cultural Leadership and Development, will deliver a lecture, titled "Effective Programming for International Students Based on Their Perceived Social and Cultural Needs," at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Global Studies Program, Institute for International Studies in Education, and the Administration and Policy Department in the School of Education. For more information contact Veronica Dristas at 412-624-2918.

2/27 Philip Gourevitch, editor of The Paris Review, will present a literary reading at 8:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. This event is part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series. For more information contact Jeff Oaks at oaks@pitt.edu.

2/27 The Black Action Society will host "State of the Black Student Union Address," at 9 p.m., William Pitt Union Ballroom, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-648-7880.

2/28 Ying Peng, Heinz fellow in Pitt's Global Studies Program, will deliver a lecture, titled "Does Public Health Reach Them?" at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is part of the Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series. For more information, contact Brenda Jordan at 412-648-7763 or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/news/overlunch.html.

2/28 Francesca Polletta, professor of sociology at the University of California at Irvine, will deliver a lecture, titled "Victim Stories," at noon, 2413 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's School of Arts and Sciences, Women's Studies Program, Cultural Studies Program, and The Pittsburgh Social Movement Forum. For more information, contact wstudies@pitt.edu or visit www.pitt.edu/~wstudies/news.html.

2/28 Mike Ramsey, professor in Pitt's Department of Geology & Planetary Science, will deliver a lecture, titled "NASA's Future Lunar Exploration Program: What Can We Learn About Earth Processes from the Lunar Surface?" at 3:45 p.m., 203 Thaw Hall, 3943 O'Hara St., Oakland. This event is part of the Department of Geology and Planetary Science Spring 2007 Colloquium Series. For more information, contact Emily Elliot at eelliot@pitt.edu or visit www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

2/28 Peter Linebaugh, professor of history at the University of Toledo, will deliver the E.P. Thompson Memorial Lecture, at 7:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. This annual event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of History. For more information, visit www.pitt.edu/~pitthist/news/lectures/index.html.

2/29 Xiaosu Sun, Pitt Interdisciplinary masters student, will deliver a lecture, titled "Mulan on Stage and Page," at 2 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is part of the East Asian Languages & Literatures Colloquium Series and is sponsored by Pitt's Asian Studies Center, and the Dept. of East Asian Languages & Literatures. For more information, contact Paula Locante 412-624-5568.

2/29 Emily McEwan, professor in Pitt's Department of Anthropology, will deliver a lecture, titled "Adult Learners, Native Speakers, and 'Gaelic Grannies': How Ideologies Shape the Gaelic Language Socialization of Adults in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland," at 3 p.m., 332 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Linguistics. For more information, visit www.linguistics.pitt.edu/news-events/colloquia.html.

2/29 Sara Lipton, professor of history at State University of New York at Stony Brook, will deliver a lecture, titled "Jewish Eyes, 1140-1180," at 4 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Religious Studies and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program. For more information, contact Jen Waldron at 412-624-3246 or visit http://www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu/events/.

3/5 Hande Sozer, professor in Pitt's Department of Anthropology, will deliver a lecture, titled "The Undisputed Border, Shifting Liminalities: Bulgarian Turks Across the Bulgaria-Turkey Border," at noon, 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Center for Russian and East European Studies. For more information, contact Stacey Kronandor at 412-648-7407 or crees@pitt.edu.

3/5 Elmaz Abinader, Founder of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation, will present a literary reading of her memoirs and poetry at noon, 2201 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of English and the Women's Studies Program. For more information, contact wstudies@pitt.edu or visit www.pitt.edu/~wstudies/news.html.

3/5 Elmaz Abinader; Andrew Lam, editor with New American Media; and Tim Bascom, award winning author of Chameleon Days: An American Boyhood in Ethiopia (Mariner Books, 2006); will be featured in a panel discussion, titled "Writing and Social Responsibility," at 6 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series. For more information, contact Jeff Oaks at oaks@pitt.edu.

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