University of Pittsburgh
February 20, 2008

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Mar. 5-12

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

LECTURES

3/5 Hande Sozer, a 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 WEI Dedong, a professor in Renmin University of China's Department of Religious Studies and visiting scholar at Baylor University, will deliver a lecture, titled "New Trends in Buddhism in Modern China, " at noon, 2628 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Departments of Anthropology, History, and Sociology; University Center for International Studies; Program in Cultural Studies, and Asian Studies Center. For more information, visit www.religiousstudies.pitt.edu/events/.

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.

3/6 Mimi Terano, program coordinator in Pitt's Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development, will deliver a lecture, titled "Social and Cultural Needs and Participation of International Students: A Case Study at the University of Pittsburgh," 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.

3/6 Allen Robinson, a professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, will deliver a lecture, titled "Sources and Atmospheric Transformations of Organic Aerosols," 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.

3/7 Sadia Sattar, a Pitt master's degree student, will deliver a lecture, titled "Old Friendships: Exploring the Historic Relationship Between Pan-Islamism and Japanese Pan-Asianism," at 2 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is part of the East Asian Languages & Literatures Colloquium Series. For more information, contact Paula Locante at 412-624-5568 or plocante@pitt.edu.

3/7 Hai Ren, a professor in the University of Arizona's Department of East Asian Studies, will deliver a lecture, titled "The Middle-Class as a Social Norm: Consumer Citizenship in China's Reform," at 3 p.m., 3106 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Anthropology, Cultural Studies Program, and Asian Studies Center. For more information, contact 412-648-7500 or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/events-one-month.shtml.

3/10 Sky Foerster, president of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh; and Roger Cranville, senior vice president of global marketing of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, will deliver a lecture, titled "Pittsburgh and China: Building and Sustaining Economic Opportunites," at 7 p.m., at the Winston Thurston School's city campus, 555 Morewood Ave., Shadyside. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Asian Studies Center and Confucius Institute as well as Winchester Thurston School. Registration is required. For more information, contact Maura Farrell at

412-578-7523.

3/11 Yinghong Cheng, a professor in Delaware State University's Departments of History, Political Science and Philosophy, will deliver a lecture, titled "From Revolution to Globalization: A Half-Century Rendezvous Between Beijing and Havana," at 5:30 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's University Center for International Studies, Asian Studies Center, and Center for Latin American Studies, as well as the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia and World History Network. For more information, contact Patrick Hughes at 412-648-7737 or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/ncta.

FILM

3/6 Pitt's Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Center for Latin American Studies, and Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection will present "Maquilapolis - City of Factories," part of the New Millennium Film Series, at 8:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies. Some films may not be suitable for younger viewers. For more information, contact amigoscinelatinoamericano08@gmail.com or visit amigosdelcinelatinoamericano2008.blogspot.com.

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