University of Pittsburgh
March 21, 2006

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 23-29

Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events are open to the public.

LECTURES

3/23 As part of the Pitt Asian Studies Center's Asia Over Lunch Spring 2006 Series, Rachel Hutchinson, an assistant professor of Japanese in Colgate University's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, will give a lecture titled "Writing the Other, Defining the Self: Japanese Identity in the Twentieth Century," at noon, Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. A light lunch is provided; take your own drink. For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370.

3/23 Verne Harris, an archivist and project manager at the Nelson Mandela Foundation's Centre for Memory, Houghton, South Africa, will deliver a lecture titled "Reaching for Hospitality: Politics and Ethics in Recordmaking," at 4:30 p.m., Room 125, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Schenley Drive, Oakland. This event, held in conjunction with Pitt's Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, is part of the Pitt School of Information Sciences Policy, Ethics, & Accountability Lecture Series. A reception and book signing with Harris will precede the lecture. For more information, contact Kelly Shaffer at 412-624-2677 or kshaffer@mail.sis.pitt.edu.

3/24 Michel Cukier, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, will deliver a lecture titled "An Experimental Analysis of Scans and Their Impact on Attacks" as part of the Pitt School of Information Sciences Laboratory of Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems Seminar, at 2 p.m., Room 404, Information Sciences Building, 135 Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, contact Kelly Shaffer at 412-624-2677 or kshaffer@mail.sis.pitt.edu.

3/25 Author A. H. Kostreva will deliver a lecture titled "Reign of Light—A Biography of Casimir the Great," at 2 p.m., Room 1501, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. A book signing will be held following the free lecture. This event is sponsored by the Pitt Center for Russian and East European Studies, Polish Students Alliance, and the Pittsburgh Polish Cultural Council. For more information, contact Vera Dorosh at

412-648-7407 or crees@ucis.pitt.edu.

3/26 Linda Hunt, director of Pitt Kuntu Repertory Theatre's Steal Away, will conduct a free workshop titled How to Write a One-Person Show at 2 p.m. in the Seventh-Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call

412-624-7298.

3/27 As part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, poet Anne Carson will give a free evening reading at 8:30 p.m., Room 125, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Schenley Drive, Oakland. The series' sponsors include the University of Pittsburgh Book Center and University of Pittsburgh Press. For more information, call 412-624-6506 or visit www.english.pitt.edu.

3/27 Pitt's College of General Studies will present an information session on its Graduate Certificate in Gerontology at 6 p.m., Fourth Floor, McCarl Center, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information or to reserve a space, call

412-624-6600 or visit www.solutions.pitt.edu.

3/27 György Schöpflin, a member of the European Parliament from Hungary, will deliver a lecture at noon, Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by the Pitt Center for Russian and East European Studies, Polish Students Alliance, and the Pittsburgh Polish Cultural Council. For more information, contact Vera Dorosh at 412-648-7407 or crees@ucis.pitt.edu.

3/28 Pitt School of Law alumnus Q. Todd Dickinson (LAW '77) will deliver the Inaugural Distinguished Lecture in Intellectual Property Law, titled "Intellectual Property in a Global Economy," at 3 p.m., Barco Law Building, Teplitz Moot Court Room, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. A reception will follow. For more information, call 412-648-1373.

3/28 As part of the Pitt Student Government Board Diversity Week and the Office of International Services Peace Event Series, a debate titled "Is the Global Economic System Going to Crash?" will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Room 3431, Posvar Hall,

230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. A light lunch will be provided. Panelists include guest speaker David Adams, a U.S. representative for the Fundacion Cultura de Paz. In addition, a panel discussion titled "Diversity for Peace—Introduction to Global Movement for the Culture of Peace, Students as the Actors" will be held from

7:15 to 9 p.m., Room 244B, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, contact Mimi Terano at 412-624-7853.

3/28 In conjunction with Chatham College's Interior Architecture and Landscape Architecture Programs, the Pitt Department of History of Art and Architecture will present a panel discussion titled "The Evolution of Schenley Plaza" at 6:30 p.m., Room 125, Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium, Schenley Drive, Oakland. Panelists will include landscape architects and Meg Cheever, President of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. For more information, contact Kirk Savage at 412-648-2405 or ksa@pitt.edu.

MUSIC

3/26 The Ying Quartet will give a free family concert titled "Two-Note Wonders," at 3 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by the Pitt Asian Studies Center, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, PA Presenters, Allegheny Regional Asset District, H. J. Heinz Company Foundation, Laurel Foundation, and The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation. For more information, call 412-624-4129.

3/26 The Pitt Bach and the Baroque Ensemble, directed by Don Franklin, will give its Spring Concert at 3 p.m., Heinz Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. General admission is $12; seniors and non-Pitt students, $8; and students with a valid Pitt ID, free. For more information, visit www.discover.pitt.edu/chapel.

THEATER

3/23 Pitt Kuntu Repertory Theatre will present Steal Away, written by Ramona King and directed by Linda Hunt, from March 23 to April 8, Seventh-Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. For information on matinees, tickets, and group sales, call

412-624-7298 or visit www.kuntu.org.

3/25 In Celebration of Women's History Month, Yvonne Hudson, Pitt alumna and local

3/26 actress and playwright, will perform her own play, Mrs. Shakespeare, Will's First and Last Love, at 4 and 7 p.m. March 25 and 4 p.m. March 26 in Room 144, Cathderal of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. A talk back session follows each performance. General admission is $15; groups and seniors, $10; Pitt faculty and staff with a valid Pitt ID, $10; students with ID, $8; and children under 12, free. For more information, e-mail MrsShakespeare2005@yahoo.com. Tickets can be purchased through New Place Collaborations, 412-512-0589.

3/29 Pitt Repertory Theatre will give a special preview performance of Dancing at Lughnasa, written by Brian Friel and directed by Holly Thuma, at 8 p.m., Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. Performances run through April 9, from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. High school matinees will be held at 11 a.m. March 31 and 10 a.m. April 6. Tickets may be purchased at 412-624-7529 or www.pitt.edu/~play.

DANCE

3/24 Pitt's Dance Ensemble will present its spring performance, tilted "Mosaic," featuring

3/25 student choreography in jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and modern styles of dance, at 8 p.m., Trees Hall Dance Studio, Allequippa and Darragh streets, Oakland. General admission is $6; students, $3. For more information, contact Susan Gillis-Kruman at

412-648-8262 or gillis@pitt.edu.

3/25 The Pitt Department of Music will offer an Indonesian Dance Class from noon to 2 p.m. every Saturday through April 15, Second Floor, Bellefield Hall, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. A $5 donation per class is appreciated. For more information, contact Andrew Weintraub at 412-624-4184 or anwein@pitt.edu.

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