University of Pittsburgh
March 4, 2011

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 16-23

Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events are open to the public. 


Through 3/18          Pitt’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture presents Mind Space, Maximalism in Contrasts, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 412-648-2400.  


3/18           The Emerging Legends Series presents the Samoan Cats and The Plat Maps at noon, Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The free series is presented by the University of Pittsburgh Library System and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society. For more information, visit

3/19           Pitt’s Department of Music and the Andy Warhol Museum will present Newband and the Harry Partch Instruments at 8 p.m. in the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. The event is part of the department’s Music on the Edge Concert Series. For more information, visit


3/23            The Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies, in conjunction with Pitt’s Asian Studies Center, Film Studies Program, and Women’s Studies Program, will present the film In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (Deann Borshay Liem, 2010), at 7:30 p.m., 349 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening. For more information, visit


3/17            John W. Fisher, a professor emeritus of civil engineering at Lehigh University, will deliver the lecture, “Fatigue and Fracture: A Challenge for Existing and Future Steel Bridges,” at 4:30 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Fisher, a pioneer in considering fatigue as a factor in bridge decay, will discuss ongoing efforts to prevent fatigue-based damage and current building practices that actually encourage it, among other related topics. He is the guest speaker for the 2011 Landis-Epic Lecture program hosted by Pitt’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. 

3/17            As part of the Pitt Asian Studies Center’s Asia Over Lunch Spring 2011 Series, Astri Ferdiana, Pitt PhD student in epidemiology, will give a lecture titled “Comparative Health Status of Women and Children in Indonesia, the Maldives, and Solomon Islands,” at noon, Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370.   

3/21          Pitt’s School of Law will host Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres for a lecture titled “Changing the Wind: Demosprudence of Law and Social Movements,” at 6 p.m., Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This event is part of Pitt Law’s Lawyering for Social Change Lecture Series. For more information, visit 

3/22          Pitt’s World History Center will host Sucheta Mazumdar, associate professor at Duke University, for a lecture titled “The Civilizational Model of World History and the Challenge of the Global,” at 2 p.m. at 3703 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, visit

3/22          Pitt School of Law’s Center for International Legal Education will host Thomas Moellers for the second of two Jean Monnet Lectures on European Union Law. Moeller’s lecture, titled “Investor Protection in the System of European Capital Market Law: Legal Foundations and Outlook,” will take place at noon, Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit or contact Gina Huggins at or 412-648-7023. 

3/22           Pitt’s School of Law and the School of Social Work will present a lecture by Victor Vieth, executive director of the National Child Protection Training Center at Winona State University, titled “Unto a Third Generation: A Call to End Child Abuse in Three Generations,” at noon, Teplitz Memorial Courtroom, Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This event is the Rubash Lecture in Law and Social Work. For more information, contact Kevin Deasy at 412-648-5642  or 

3/23          Pitt’s Department of English’s Children’s Literature Program will host Dr. Catherine Robson for a talk titled “The Child and the Memorized Poem: Recitation and Pedagogy in Great Britain and the United States, 1870-1940,” at 4:30 p.m., 501 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit