University of Pittsburgh
January 18, 2006

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Jan. 26-Feb. 1

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


1/26 Rick Prelinger, founder of the Prelinger Archives, will deliver a lecture titled "Are the Archives Doomed?" as part of Pitt's Policy, Ethics, and Accountability Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenely Drive, Oakland. This event is cosponsored by the Pitt School of Information Sciences (SIS) and the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership. For more information, call 412-624-2677 or e-mail

1/27 The Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science will host a lecture by Athanassios Raftopoulos, an associate professor of epistemology and cognitive science in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cyprus, titled "Defending Realism on the Proper Ground," at 12:05 p.m., Room 817R, Cathedral of Learning,

4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit

1/27 Nongjian Tao, a professor of electrical engineering at Arizona State University, will deliver a lecture titled "Wiring Up Single Molecules," at noon, Room 1175, Kresge Conference Center, Benedum Hall, 3700 O'Hara St., Oakland. Refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Pitt Institute of NanoScience and Engineering. For more information, visit

1/31 The Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science will host a lecture by Malcolm Forster, a professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, titled "Unification and Evidence" at 12:05 p.m., Room 817R, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit


1/28 The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, directed by Gil Rose, will perform as part of the Pitt Department of Music's Music on the Edge Series at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. Admission for students with a valid Pitt ID is free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at a discounted price through ProArts Tickets, 412-394-3353 or, or for full price at the door. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit


1/26 Pitt Kuntu Repertory Theatre will present Mahalia Jackson: Standing on Holy Ground, written and directed by Kuntu founder and artistic director and associate professor of Africana Studies Vernell A. Lillie, from Jan. 26 to 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


1/26 As part of the ongoing exhibition of single prints from the Darlington Library's complete set of 435 original Audubon prints, Pitt's Hillman Library will display House Wren, through Jan. 30, in the Audubon Exhibition Case, Ground Floor, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Admission is free. For more information, call 412-648-7715.

1/28 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.