University of Pittsburgh
March 15, 2016

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 27-April 2

The following events are open to the public.
Contact: 

Katie Fike

412-624-1085

THE YEAR OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE UNIVERSITY
“Situating Commercial Surrogacy Bans in a Global Context: A Postcolonial Feminist Call for Legalization and Public Funding,” Maneesha Deckha, associate professor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, 5:30 p.m. March 28, Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Globalizing the Human event series, Global Studies Center, www.humanities.pitt.edu

“Transforming the Château de Versailles into a National Museum,” Thomas W. Gaehtgens, director, Getty Research Institute, 6 p.m. March 28, Carnegie Museum of Art Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Versailles: Space, Power, Memory lecture series, Pitt Architectural Studies Program, Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, and Carnegie Museum of Art, www.arch.pitt.edu 

Guided Literary and Cultural Tour of August Wilson’s Hill District, afternoon tour led by Christopher Rawson, senior lecturer, Pitt Department of English, March 31, transportation and snacks will be provided, Engaging August Wilson’s Fences, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Departments of Anthropology and English, and Humanities Center, e-mail pyk2@pitt.edu with the subject line “AW Tour” to register for limited spaces

“The Anthropocene Epoch in Cosmic Evolution,” David Grinspoon, senior scientist, Planetary Science Institute, 4 p.m. March 31, 154 Chevron Science Center, Spring 2016 Colloquium Series, University Honors College and Pitt Departments of Geology and Environmental Science and of Physics and Astronomy, www.humanities.pitt.edu 

LECTURES
“From Atlantis to Babylon: Hart Crane and José Lezama Lima in Havana and New York,” José Quiroga, one of the leading figures in Latin American queer theory and criticism and Cuban studies, 1-2:30 p.m. March 28, 230 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Center for Latin American Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, www.hispanic.pitt.edu

“The Hebrew Bible and the Roots of Modern German Literature,” Karin Schutjer, professor, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, University of Oklahoma, 4-5 p.m. March 30, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of German, www.german.pitt.edu

“Public-Private Partnerships: The Best Governance Structure to Create Transformation Change,” William Generett Jr., president and CEO, Urban Innovation21, noon-1 p.m. March 31, William Pitt Union Lower Lounge, Discussions on Governance Lecture Series, The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy, Institute of Politics, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, School of Social Work, and University Honors College, www.thornburghforum.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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