University of Pittsburgh
January 17, 2008

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Jan. 30- Feb. 6

Contact: 

Anthony Moore

412-624-8252

Cell: 412-715-3644

LECTURES

1/30 William Harbert, professor in Pitt's Department of Geology and Planetary Science, will deliver a lecture, titled "A Geophysical Perspective Regarding Russian Gas and Oil Deposits and European Energy Requirements," 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.

1/31 Derk Jan Eppink, journalist and former cabinet member of the European Commission, will deliver a lecture, titled "The European Union: The Empire of Good Intentions," at noon, 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence. For more information, contact Karen Lautenan at kal70@pitt.edu.

1/31 Hiroyuki Good, a Japanese bibliographer in Pitt's Hillman Library, will deliver a lecture, titled "Making the Fullest Use of Japanese Databases: How to Get Articles, How to Find Information," 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.

1/31 Sujay Kaushal, an ecologist at the University of Maryland's Center for Environmental Science, will deliver a lecture, titled "Influence of Land Use, Climate Variability, and Stream Restoration on Nitrogen Dynamics in Watersheds," 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.

1/31 Merle Collins, poet and author of Rain Darling (The Women's Press, 1995) and Angel (Seal Press, 1998), will deliver a literary reading at 8 p.m. in the Kurtzman Room of the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Office of the Provost, English department, and Global Studies Program. For more information, contact Shalini Puri at 412-624-2824.

2/5 Aung Thwin, director of the Burma Project/Southeast Asia Initiative of the Open Society Institute, will deliver a lecture, titled "Musings on the Saffron Revolution: Is There Hope for Burma?" at 7 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is part of the Global Issues Lecture Series. For more information, contact Veronica Dristas at 412-624-2918.

2/6 Mark Courtney, a professor at the University of Washington, will deliver a lecture, titled "Building a Profession for Social Justice or Picking Up the Scraps? Whither Social Work in the 21st Century?" at noon, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is part Pitt's School of Social Work's Lecture Series. For more information, contact Rosie Rinella at 412-624-6337.

2/6 Elizabeth Bartman, president of the New York Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, will deliver a lecture, titled "Portraits of Barbarians in Roman Art," at 4:30 p.m., 313 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Classics and the Archaeological Institute of America, Pittsburgh Society. For more information, contact Edwin Floyd at 412-624-4483.

2/6 Poet Ellen Bass will deliver a reading at 8:30 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts 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.

THEATER

1/30 Pitt's Kuntu Repertory Theatre continues its 2007-08 season with Journey of the Spirits: A Celebration of Gospel Music. Performances will run through Feb. 9, in the Seventh-Floor Auditorium of Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Performances run Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 4 p.m. and a Saturday, Feb. 2, matinee at 1 p.m. For more information, call 412-624-7298.

FILMS

1/31 Pitt's Global Studies Program will present Who Killed the Electric Car? at

7 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact Veronica Dristas at 412-624-2918.

2/1 Pitt's Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Global Studies Program, and Film Studies Program will present Reel Voices From the Middle East: Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt, at 7 p.m., Frick Fine Arts, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. For more information, contact Veronica Dristas at 412-624-2918.

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