University of Pittsburgh
October 26, 2005

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Nov. 10-16

The following events are open to the public.
Contact:  412-624-4147


11/10 As part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series, 2005 William Block Sr. Writer and author Michael Ondaatje will give a reading at 8:30 p.m. in the David Lawrence Hall Auditorium, 3942 Forbes Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-6506 or visit

11/10 Grant H. Morris, a professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, will deliver the Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law and Psychiatry, titled "Is Competency to Stand Trial Assessed Competently?" at noon, Teplitz Moot Court Room, Pitt School of Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-648-7120 or e-mail

11/12 Vanessa German, mixed-media artist at Women of Visions Inc., will deliver a lecture, titled "The Art of Willie Cole," as part of the art exhibition A Sense of Place: Contemporary African American Art, which runs through Dec. 9 in the University Art Gallery. The lecture will take place at 2 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Gallery, Schenley Drive, Oakland. For more information, call 412-648-2423 or visit

11/13 The Turkish Nationality Room Committee will unveil the final design of the future Turkish Nationality Room during a reception at 7 p.m., William Pitt Union Lower Lounge, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Call 412-563-3727 for questions or to RSVP (by Oct. 31).

11/13 A Turkish art sale and exhibition will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the William

11/14 Pitt Union Lower Lounge, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Sponsored by the Turkish Nationality Room Committee and the Turkish American Student Association, the sale and exhibition will also feature the future design of the Turkish Nationality Room. For more information, call 412-563-3727.

11/16 Julie Hakim Azzam, a Pitt Women's Studies teaching fellow, will present a lecture, titled "Colonial Vampires and Uncanny New Women: The Return of the Colonial Repressed in Tayeb Salih's Season of Migration to the North," during a brown bag lunch, at noon, Room 2201, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Women's Studies Program. For more information, call

412-624-6485 or visit


11/14 Wu Man, internationally renowned Chinese pipa player, will give a performance as part of the Pitt Department of Music's Music on the Edge Series, at

8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. Admission for students with a valid Pitt ID is free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at a discounted price through Pro Arts Tickets, 412-394-3353 or, or for full price at the door. This event is sponsored by the Pitt Asian Studies Center. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit


11/10 Yvonne Hudson, Pitt alumna and local actress and playwright, will give a

11/11 performance of her own play Mrs. Shakespeare, Will's First and Last Love, at

7:30 p.m., Room 144, Cathderal of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. General admission is $12; 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 Tickets can be purchased through New Place Collaborations, 412-512-0589.