University of Pittsburgh
March 14, 2013

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 24-30

The following events are open to the public.
Contact:  412-624-4147
The Overtones, student a cappella choir from Pitt performs, noon March 29, Cup and Chaucer Café, Hillman Library ground floor, The Emerging Legends Series, University of Pittsburgh Library System, Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society, 


Postales de Leningrado (Postcards From Leningrad) (Venezuela, 2007), 6:30 p.m. March 28, Frick Fine Arts Building, Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano (Friends of Latin American Cinema), Center for Latin American Studies,


“Rule of Law Around the World,” four Pitt Law LL.M. students will discuss past struggles and future challenges related to the rule of law in their home countries of China, Ukraine, and Kenya, noon March 26, 113 Barco Law Building, Pitt Law’s Center for International Legal Education, 412-648-7023 or

“Reassessing Language Contact in the South Pacific: Taking a Second Look at the Linguistic Outcomes of Imperialism in Austronesia,” Jody Garcia, graduate student in Pitt’s Department of Linguistics, noon March 27, 4130 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Asian Studies Center,

“The Iconic Ghetto: Effects on Everyday Lives of African Americans,” Elijah Anderson, Yale University professor of sociology, noon March 27, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, Center on Race and Social Problems,


“Making Prussia Polish: Changing Land and People in Poland’s New Territories, 1945-1960,” Katharina Matro, PhD candidate, Stanford University, 4 p.m. March 27, 3702 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and Department of History,


“Minimum Returns: The Economic Impacts of Pentagon Spending,” William Hartung, Center for International Policy, 10:30 a.m. March 28, 3911 Posvar Hall, Pitt’s Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Graduate School of International and Public Affairs,
“Protecting Trademarks in the Digital Era,” Leland Schermer, president of Leland Schermer & Associates, and Pitt Professors of Law Michael Madison and John Burkoff, noon March 28, Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, Barco Law Building, Edgar M. Snyder Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture, 412-648-1909 or


“For the Glory of Greece: Looking Forward by Looking Back,” Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Ambassador-at-Large of the Hellenic Republic (Greece), 2:30 p.m. March 28, 2500 Posvar Hall, to be followed by reception, European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center,


“The Future of Innovation and Innovating the Future—Philanthropic Opportunities in Uncertain Times,” Sterling Speirn, CEO, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 2:30 p.m., March 28, O’Hara Student Center, Philanthropy Forum, RSVP to requested.


“Supplementing Lenin: Toward a Communism of Other-determination,” Nergis Ertürk, associate professor of comparative literature, Penn State University, 4 p.m. March 28, 501 Cathedral of Learning, European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Global Studies Center, the Department of Film Studies, and boundary 2,


“Can the Occupier Provide Justice? The Dilemmas of Human Rights Litigation in Israeli Courts,” Michael Sfard, international human rights lawyer and activist, 7 p.m. March 28, Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, Barco Law Building, Pitt School of Law, Lawyering for Social Change Lecture, 412-648-1418 or


“Watergate: Third-Rate Burglary or Historical Turning Point?”, panel discussion with five insiders of the Watergate political scandal of the 1970s, 7:30 p.m. March 28, University Club, 123 University Place, University Honors College,


“Difficult Patients, Difficult Families and Difficult Health Care Providers: Ethical and Management Issues,” Medical Ethics Update conference, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. March 29, Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop St., Oakland, includes the 30th Annual Messer Lecture, “What Makes ‘Difficult’ Patients Difficult?”, Michael W. Kahn, assistant professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Ira. R. Messer Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation and Pitt’s Center for Bioethics and Health Law. Registration and fees,


Ian McEwan, author of Atonement and On Chesil Beach, 8:30 p.m. March 26, William Pitt Union Ballroom, part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers series, sponsored by the Pitt Writing Program and the Pitt Book Center, 412-624-6508 or