University of Pittsburgh
March 29, 2006

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, March 30-April 5

Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events are open to the public.

LECTURES

3/30 The Pitt Office of International Services will host a Colombian Coffeehouse from

4 to 6 p.m., William Pitt Union Ballroom, 3995 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Colombian musician Jorge Delgado will perform. Photography and video presentations of Colombia will accompany traditional Colombian cuisine and coffee. For more information, visit www.colombiaenpittsburgh.org.

3/30 As part of the Pitt Asian Studies Center's Asia Over Lunch Spring 2006 Series, Kia-Jacquelyn N. Omotalade, a dual degree student in Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, will give a lecture titled "The Ugly American? Cultural Competency and International NGOs Working in Indonesia—A Pilot Study of Mercy Corps' Food Nutritional Program," at noon,

Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. A light lunch will be provided; take your own drink. For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at

412-648-7370.

3/30 The Pitt School of Law will hold "Designer Babies," a symposium comprising presentations and a panel discussion, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Barco Law Building Teplitz Memorial Court Room, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit www.law.pitt.edu.

3/31 Indrakshi Ray, an assistant professor of computer science at Colorado State University, will deliver a lecture 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.

3/31 Hank Johnston, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at San Diego University, will deliver a lecture titled "Deep Grievances and Islamic Mobilization With a Focus on Chechnya," at 1:30 p.m., Room 2431, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by the Pitt University Center for International Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Departments of Sociology, Religious Studies, Anthropology, School of Arts and Sciences, and the Pittsburgh Social Movements Forum. For more information, contact Vera Dorosh at 412-648-7407 or crees@ucis.pitt.edu.

3/31 The Pitt University Center for International Studies will present the 4th Annual Spring Fling from 2 to 4:30 p.m., Room 1228, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by the Pitt Asian Studies Center and Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. For more information, contact Paula Locante at

412-624-5568.

3/31 The Agora, an organization of the Pitt Graduate School of Public and International

4/1 Affairs, in collaboration with the Association of Women in Public Health, a women's organization in the Pitt Graduate School of Public Health, will present the 11th Annual Transcending Boundaries Conference titled "Human Rights and the Security Continuum." The free public lectures will be held on the 3rd floor of Posvar Hall,

230 S. Bouquet Street, Oakland. Registration is required. For event dates and times, visit www.pitt.edu/~sorc/agora.

3/31 Pitt's Department of Africana Studies will present The DuBois-Nkrumah-Dunham

4/1 Inaugural Conference, titled "Africa and Its Diaspora: Interrogating Cultural Identities and Performance." The lectures and other activities will take place beginning at 9 a.m. in The Wyndham Garden Hotel—University Place, 3454 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Registration is required. On-site registration may be completed at 8 a.m. on either day of the conference. For event dates and times, contact the Department of Africana Studies at 412-648-7540 or africana@pitt.edu.

4/1 In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, the African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh will host its 3rd annual April JAM, featuring a musical performances and two panel discussions, titled "Jazz Legacies: Preservation and Conservation" and "The Musicians: Their Music and Stories," from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Schenley Drive, Oakland. Admission is $10. For more information, call 412-867-1721.

4/2 Robert C. Metil, a Pitt music instructor, will deliver the Thomas Kukucka Memorial Lecture, titled "Folk Music in Eastern Slovakia: A Multi-Ethnic 'Draw,'" at 2 p.m., Room 1700, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by the Pitt Asian Studies Center and Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. For more information, contact Paula Locante at 412-624-5568.

4/4 Meret Orazov, ambassador of Turkmenistan, will deliver a lecture titled "Turkmenistan: Security and Stability in Central Asia" at noon, Room 3900, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by the Pitt Center for Russian and East European Studies. For more information, contact Vera Dorosh at 412-648-7407 or crees@ucis.pitt.edu.

4/5 As part of the Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems' Reed Smith Spring 2006 Speaker Series, Orlando Patterson, the John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, will deliver a lecture titled "Father Absence Among African Americans," at noon, Room 2017, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call 412-624-7382 or visit www.crsp.pitt.edu.

4/5 As part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, poet Natasha Tretheway 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.

MUSIC

3/31 The Pitt University Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Andrew Weintraub, will give a

4/1 performance at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. General admission is $10; students and seniors, $5. Students with a valid Pitt ID are free. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.pitt.edu/~concerts.

4/2 The Pitt Men's Glee Club, directed by Richard Teaster, will give a performance at

7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 159 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. General admission is $10; students and seniors, $5. Students with a valid Pitt ID are free. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.pitt.edu/~concerts.

4/3 The Pitt Department of Music will present a free concert titled "Music Monday," at

8 p.m., Bellefield Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.pitt.edu/~concerts.

4/4 Purrbayan Chatterjee, sitar, and Subhankar Banerjee, tabla, will give an Indian classical music performance at 7:30 p.m., Kresge Theater, College of Fine Arts Building,

5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. General admission is $15; university students $7. This event is sponsored by the Pitt Asian Studies Center, Center for the Performing Arts India, and the Carnegie Mellon School of Music. For more information, contact Balwant N. Dixit at 412-648-8582.

THEATER

3/30 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.

3/30 Pitt Repertory Theatre will continue to present Dancing at Lughnasa, written by Brian Friel and directed by Holly Thuma, in the Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. Performances run through April 9, Tuesdays through 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.

FILM

4/5 The Pitt Asian Studies Center and the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures will host a screening of Fighter in the Wind (2004), directed by Yang Yoon-ho, at 8:30 p.m., Room 332, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, contact Ebru Turker at turker@pitt.edu.

DANCE

4/1 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.

EXHIBITION

3/30 The first editions of 15 major works by author Richard Wright are on display through April 30 on the second and third floors of the Pitt's Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

###

3/23/06/abs