University of Pittsburgh
March 8, 2016

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 20-26

The following events are open to the public.
Contact: 

Katie Fike

412-624-1085

THE YEAR OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE UNIVERSITY
“Poetry and Race in America: How the Humanities Engage with Social Problems,” interactive workshop hosted by Janera Solomon, executive director, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5-6:30 p.m. March 20, Kelly Strayhorn Theater Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty, University of Pittsburgh Press and Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, www.humanities.pitt.edu

“Taking the Heat: Women Chefs and Gender Inequality in the Professional Kitchen,” Deborah A. Harris, associate professor, Department of Sociology, Texas State University, 4-5:30 p.m. March 21, 1228 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Department of Sociology, and Chatham University Women’s Institute, http://gsws.pitt.edu

“Poetry and Race in America: How the Humanities Engage with Social Problems,” readings and discussions moderated by Terrance Hayes, codirector, Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, and professor, Pitt Department of English, 7 p.m. March 21, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh Press and Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, www.humanities.pitt.edu

Kings on the Hill: Baseball’s Forgotten Men, film screening followed by faculty-led discussion, 2-4 p.m. March 22, 3106 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Engaging August Wilson’s Fences, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Departments of Anthropology and English, and Humanities Center, www.humanities.pitt.edu 

“Baroque Art: A Global Style,” Rachel Miller, PhD candidate, Pitt Department of History of Art and Architecture, 1:15-3 p.m. March 23, William Pitt Union Assembly Room, Humanities in Continuing Education program, Office of the Provost and College of General Studies, www.cgs.pitt.edu

“Enriching or Riches? A Panel on the Role of the Humanities in Our Professional and Personal Lives,” CGS students and alumni will discuss how their academic paths have been influenced by their studies in the humanities and what a degree in the humanities means for present and future career prospects, 3:15-4 p.m. March 23, William Pitt Union Assembly Room, Humanities in Continuing Education program, Office of the Provost and College of General Studies, www.cgs.pitt.edu 

“Human Beings/Being Human,” photography and video exhibit will showcase the work of CGS students by thematizing and visualizing students’ encounters with people and human landscapes during their studies at home and abroad, 4 p.m. March 23, 1400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Humanities in Continuing Education program, Office of the Provost and College of General Studies, www.cgs.pitt.edu

“The Ethereal Soul of Syreeta Wright, Minnie Riperton, and Deniece Williams,” Farah Jasmine Griffin, William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African-American Studies, Columbia University, 6 p.m. March 23, 501 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Departments of Music and English and Humanities Center, www.humanities.pitt.edu

PITTSBURGH CONTEMPORARY WRITERS SERIES
Poet James Fenton, the 2015 PEN Pinter Prize winner, which recognizes British writers of outstanding literary merit, 8:30 p.m. March 22, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt Writing Program and University Store on Fifth, https://pghwriterseries.wordpress.com

MUSIC
“Happy Hour!” concert by the IonSound Project, the Pitt Department of Music’s ensemble-in-residence, 7 p.m. March 20, Bellefield Hall Auditorium, www.music.pitt.edu

EXHIBITION
Erroll Garner Exhibition, display features materials from the Erroll Garner Archive, which was donated to Pitt’s University Library System in 2015, through the summer, William Pitt Union, Pitt’s K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month

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