University of Pittsburgh
January 12, 2005

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Jan. 27-Feb. 2

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

LECTURE

1/27 Conor O'Dwyer, a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Florida, will deliver a lecture titled "Runaway State-Building: Patronage Politics and Democratic Development in Post-Communist Europe," at noon, Room 4217, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Center for Russian and East European Studies and Pitt's Honors College. For more information, call Lauren Skrabala at 412-648-1110 or e-mail skrabala@ucis.pitt.edu.

1/27 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 www.ois.pitt.edu.

1/28 Pitt's Center for Philosophy of Science will present a lecture titled "Misunderstandings about Fitness, Variance, and Skew," delivered by Jessica Pfeifer of the University of Maryland, at 12:05 p.m., Room 817R, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call

412-624-1052 or visit www.pitt.edu/~pttcntr/Events.

1/31 Jean-Yves Haine, a senior research fellow at the European Union's Institute for Security Studies at Paris, will deliver a lecture titled "Can the European Union Become a Strategic Actor?" at noon, Room 4130, Posvar Hall,

230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, call Lauren Skrabala at 412-648-1110 or e-mail skrabala@ucis.pitt.edu.

1/31 Zvi Biener, a teaching fellow in Pitt's Department of History and Philosophy of Science, will host a Coffee and Culture lecture titled "How to Start a Revolution by Attending a University," at 2 p.m., Room 4217, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, call Steve Lund at

412-648-7422 or e-mail slund@ucis.pitt.edu.

2/1 Norman Frost, professor of pediatrics and director of the Program in Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, will deliver a lecture titled "Conception for Donation," at 7:30 p.m., Level 0, Magee Womens Hospital Auditorium, 300 Halket St., Oakland. This event is hosted by Pitt's Center for Bioethics and Health Law. For more information, call Beth Ann Pischke at 412-648-7120 or e-mail pischke@pitt.edu.

2/2 As part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, essayist Eddy L. Harris will give an Evening Reading at 8:30 p.m., Room 125, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Schenley Drive, Oakland. For more information, call Pitt's Department of English at 412-624-6506 or visit www.english.pitt.edu/events/pcws_schedule.html.

THEATER

1/27 Pitt Kuntu Repertory Theatre will present the 1976 Tony Award Nominee Bubbling Brown Sugar, based on the book by Loften Mitchell and directed by Keith Tyrone Williams, in the Seventh-Floor Auditorium of Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The play will run from Jan. 27 to Feb. 12. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Sundays. Matinees are scheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 5 and 11 a.m. Feb. 10. For ticket and group sales information, call 412-624-7298.

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