University of Pittsburgh
November 4, 2010

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Nov. 17-Nov. 24

Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events are open to the public. 

THEATER 

11/4-20      Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre presents Harriet Tubman Loved Somebody at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, 542 Penn Ave., Downtown. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Matinees are 11 a.m. Nov. 11 and 1 p.m. Nov. 13. For more information, call 412-624-8498 or visit www.kuntu.org. 

FILM 

11/17        Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies will present Elpidio Valdés (1979), directed by Juan Padrón, as part of the Cuban Eyes/Cubanize: Fifty Years of Cuban Cinema Since the Cuban Revolution film series, at 6:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. For more information, visit www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.wordpress.com. 

11/19        Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies will present Titón, de la Habana a Guantanamera (Titón, from Havana to Guantanamera) (2008), directed by Mirtha Ibarra, as part of the Cuban Eyes/Cubanize: Fifty Years of Cuban Cinema Since the Cuban Revolution film series, at 6:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. For more information, visit www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.wordpress.com. 

LECTURES 

11/17        Pitt will host a reading and talk by Leopoldo Brizuela, an Argentine novelist, who will read from his book Lisboa, un melodrama at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Armenian Nationality Room, 319 Cathedral of Learning,  4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The event is cosponsored by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies. For more information contact Connie Tomko at connie@pitt.edu or 412-624-5226. 

11/17        Leo Lucassen, professor of social history at Leiden University, Netherlands, will deliver a free lecture titled “Mobility Transition Revisited, 1500-1900: What the Case of Europe Can Offer to Global History” from 2 to 3:30 p.m., 3703 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is part of the World History Center’s “in-person and online” World History Seminars. For more information, visit www.worldhistory.pitt.edu. 

11/18         A.S.M. Ali Ashraf, Pitt PhD student in public and international affairs, will deliver a lecture titled “U.S. Drone Strikes in Pakistan: Three Myths Versus Three Realities” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The event is part of the Asian Studies Center’s Asia Over Lunch lecture series. For more information, contact Jennifer Murawski at 412-383-3062 or jennm@pitt.edu. 

11/21        Larry E. Davis, dean of Pitt’s School of Social Work and director of the Center on Race and Social Problems, will deliver a lecture titled “Income Inequality in America” at 2 p.m., Synod Hall, 125 N. Craig St., Oakland. The event is sponsored by the Race & Reconciliation Dialogue Group of St. Paul Cathedral. For more information, call 412-681-8528. 

MUSIC 

11/20         Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies will present the Eric Mintel Quartet at 7:30 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Sponsors include Pitt’s Med Health Services and Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute. For more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/americas.html

11/21         Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies will present the second concert in the Huellas Latinas concert series, featuring music from Puerto Rico at 4:30 p.m. at the Smithfield United Church, 620 Smithfield St., Downtown. Tickets purchased online are $8 for students and seniors and $12 for all others; tickets purchased at the door are $10 for students and seniors and $15 for all others. Sponsors include the Pittsburgh Concert Society, Smithfield United Church of Christ, and the Sprout Fund. For more information, visit www.huellaslatinasconcertseries.com. 

EXHIBITIONS 

11/1-29       Students in Pitt’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture will present the free exhibition Slag: What’s Left After Industry? in the University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. The exhibition comprises paintings, photographs, and contemporary perceptions of Pittsburgh’s transformation from the industrial era. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call 412-648-2400 or visit www.theslagexperience.info. 

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