University of Pittsburgh
March 6, 2007

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 22-28

Contact:  412-624-4147

LECTURES

3/22 Ohyun Kwon, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver a lecture titled "Phosphine Catalysis of Allenes in Target-Oriented Synthesis (TOS) and Diversity-Oriented Synthesis (DOS)" at 2:30 p.m., Room 12B, Chevron Science Center, 219 Parkman Ave., Oakland. This free event is part of the 2007 Levine lecture series and is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Chemistry. For more information, visit www.chem.pitt.edu.

3/22 Boyd Goodson, an assistant professor of chemistry at Southern Illinois University, will deliver a lecture titled "Xenon, Liquid Crystals, and SPIONs: Tools for Enhancing Sensitivity and Information Content in NMR and MRI" at 4 p.m., Room 12B, Chevron Science Center, 219 Parkman Ave., Oakland. This free event is part of the 2007 Levine lecture series and is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Chemistry. For more information, visit www.chem.pitt.edu.

3/22 Author Patrick McCabe will give a free reading as part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series at 8:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Book Center, Film Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh Press, and Department of English as well as the Wyndham Garden Hotel-University Place. For more information, call 412-624-6506 or visit www.english.pitt.edu.

3/26 Thomas Gallagher, an associate professor of medicine and medical history and ethics at the University of Washington, will deliver a lecture titled "Should We Disclose Harmful Medical Errors to Patients and, If So, How?" at 9 a.m., Auditorium 5, Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace St., Oakland. This free event is part of the Grand Rounds lecture series and is sponsored by Pitt's Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, and School of Law. For more information, contact Matt Moon at 412-648-1320 or moon@law.pitt.edu.

3/26 Washington Taylor, a professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver a lecture at 4:30 p.m., Room 7500, Wean Hall, Carnegie Mellon University. This free event is part of the Carnegie Mellon University-University of Pittsburgh Physics Colloquium Series. For more information, visit www.phyast.pitt.edu/Events.

3/28 Jaroslaw Ksiazek, the counsel general of Poland in Brest, Belarus, will present a lecture titled "Poland's Membership in the European Union: Pre-and Post-Accession Challenges" at noon, Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This free event is part of the Pitt Asian Studies Center's Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series. For more information, contact Brenda Jordan at 412-648-7763 or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

3/28 Clair Donato, the co-coverner for the Queereading Group, will deliver a lecture titled "The Proliferation and De-Sexualization of Sadomasochistic Narrative in Contemporary Media" at noon, Room 2201, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This free event is sponsored by Pitt's Women Studies Program as part of its celebration of Women's History Month. For more information, call 412-624-6485 or visit www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.com.

3/28 Drew Armstrong, the director of architectural studies and an assistant professor of 18th- and 19th-century European and North American art and architecture at Pitt, will deliver a lecture titled "Architecture, Pedagogy, Memory: Making a Monument to a Hero of the Arts in Revolutionary Paris" at noon, Room 203, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. This free event is part Pitt's Department of the History of Art and Architecture Spring 2007 Colloquium speaker series. For more information, call 412-648-2400 or visit www.haa.pitt.edu.

3/29 Richard Cohen, associate director of Pitt's Asian Studies Center/University Center for International Studies will deliver a lecture titled "Religion. Power, and Vernacularization in Medieval India" at noon, Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This free event is part of the Pitt Asian Studies Center's Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series. For more information, contact Brenda Jordan at 412-648-7763 or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

FILM

3/23 Pitt's School of Arts and Science, Department of English, Film Studies Program, and Graduate Program for Cultural Studies will host a film conference on the subject of adaptation titled "The Virtues of Fidelity: Film Adaptation as Literary Truth" at 10 a.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Room 125, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. There will be a recess at 11:30 a.m. and the event will resume at 2:45 p.m. at the same location. The conference will be addressed by four of the world's leading film scholars: Laura Mulvey, Tom Gunning, Dudley Andrew, and James Naremore. For more information, contact Jen Florian at 412-624-6564 or visit www.pitt.edu/~filmst/filmadaptationconference.

THEATER

3/22 Pitt Repertory Theatre will present a preview of "The Proposal & The Wedding & The Bear," written by Anton Chekhov and directed by W. Stephen Coleman, at 8 p.m. in the Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. General admission is $19. The play, which runs through April 1, will be presented at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A talk-back session with the director and cast will follow the March 25 performance. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 412-624-7529 or visit www.play.pitt.edu.