University of Pittsburgh
March 9, 2011

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 23-30

Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events are open to the public. 

LECTURES 

3/23   Pitt’s Department of English’s Children’s Literature Program will host Catherine Robson, an associate professor of English at New York University, 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 www.childrenslit.pitt.edu. 

3/24   Pitt School of Law’s Innovation Practice Institute will present Dan L. Burk, Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, as speaker for The Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture titled “Virtual Worlds, Virtual Property” at 4 p.m., 107 Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit www.law.pitt.edu/newsevents/events. 

3/24  Pitt’s University Honors College will present “The News: Who’s Going to Pay For This?” a panel discussion featuring Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica; Mary Leonard, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Andrew Pergam, J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalists; and Evan Smith, The Texas Tribune, with moderator David Shribman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, at 7:30 p.m., The University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. Seating is limited, e-mail RSVP with name/s, phone number to uhcevent@pitt.edu. 

3/24   As part of the Pitt Asian Studies Center’s Asia Over Lunch Spring 2011 Series, Annemie Maertens, Pitt assistant professor of international affairs, will give a lecture titled “High Returns, Low Aspirations? Social Norms and Education in Village India,” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370.    

3/24     Pitt Contemporary Writers Series will present poet Camille T. Dungy, editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African-American Nature Poetry, in a reading at 7 p.m., August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown. For more information, visit http://pghwriterseries.wordpress.com/. 

3/25      Pitt Contemporary Writers Series will present a discussion with Camille T. Dungy, editor of Black Nature: Four Centuries of African-American Nature Poetry, at 2 p.m., G8 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit http://pghwriterseries.wordpress.com/. 

3/25       Lisa Nelson, a senior policy analyst for the Community Development team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will discuss whether loan modifications to home mortgages are controlling the rate of delinquencies and foreclosures in Pennsylvania. She will deliver her lecture, “Mortgage Delinquencies in Pennsylvania: Are Loan Modifications Stemming the Tide?” at noon, 2nd floor conference room, University Center for Social and Urban Research, 121 University Place, Oakland. Nelson is the third speaker for UCSUR’s 2011 Brown Bag Research Series. To reserve a seat for the lecture, RSVP to pncis@pitt.edu. 

MUSIC 

3/25       The Emerging Legend Series presents folk music with Steve Weber and Phil Smith 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 www.calliopehouse.org/legends.htm.

3/28        Pitt’s Department of Music presents the Pitt Graduate Composers Concert at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, Bellefield Hall, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. The free concert features the department’s ensemble-in-residence, IonSound Project, performing new works by Pitt’s graduate student composers. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.music.pitt.edu/events

 

EXHIBITIONS 

3/30 through 4/30   Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts presents the Studio Arts Student Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Opening reception is 4-6 p.m. March 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 412-648-2430. 

FILM 

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 www.english.pitt.edu/adoption_studies/events.html

3/23      Pitt’s Women’s Studies Program presents a free screening of Bad Education at 7:45 p.m., 2201 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The screening is part of the Contemporary Queer Cinemas Public Film Studies Series. For more information call 412-624-6485. 

3/30      Pitt’s Women’s Studies Program presents a free screening of The Bubble at 7:45 p.m. 2201 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The screening is part of the Contemporary Queer Cinemas Public Film Studies Series. For more information call 412-624-6485. 

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