University of Pittsburgh
October 17, 2006

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Nov. 2-8

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

11/2 Stephanie Brown Clark, an assistant professor in the Division of Medical Humanities at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, will deliver the 13th Annual Sylvan E. Stool History of Medicine Lecture titled "Frankenstein and Other 'Monstrosities'": A History of Congenital Malformations" at 6 p.m., Room 5, Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Honors College and C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society. For more information, contact Jonathon Erlen at 412-648-8927 or erlen@pitt.edu.

11/2 As part of Pitt's 36th Annual Jazz Seminar (Nov.1-4) Mike McFadin, cofounder and president of Ubiquity Recordings, will deliver a lecture titled "Inside the Recording Industry" at 7 p.m., Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. This free event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Music. For more information, call

412-624-4187.

11/2 Martha Brill Olcott, a senior associate in the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C., will deliver a lecture titled "Central Asia: Strategic Ally or Security Risk" at 5 p.m., Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Center for Russian and East European Studies, Cultural Studies Program, and School of Arts and Sciences' Office of the Dean. For more information, contact Vera Dorosh at 412-648-7407 or crees@ucis.pitt.edu.

11/3 As part of Pitt's 36th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert (Nov.1-4), free morning and afternoon lectures will be held in the Assembly Room, William Pitt Union,

3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The lecture titles are "The Brass Connection," by Jimmy Owens (trumpet) and Oscar Brashear (trumpet), 10-11:30 a.m.; "The Artistry of Jazz Piano," by Patrice Rushen (piano), 1-2:30 p.m.; and "The Art of Jazz Guitar," by Ron Affif (guitar), 3-4 p.m. The lectures are sponsored by Pitt's Department of Music. For more information, call 412-624-4187.

11/3 Rick Wessels, a research geophysicist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory, will deliver a lecture titled "The Reawakening of Augustine Volcano: Real Time Volcano Monitoring and Eruption Response" as part of the Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science's Fall 2006 Colloquium Series at 4 p.m., Room 104, Thaw Hall,

3943 O'Hara St., Oakland. For more information, visit www.geology.pitt.edu.

11/4 As part of Pitt's 36th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert (Nov.1-4), free morning and afternoon lectures will be held in the Assembly Room, William Pitt Union,

3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The lecture titles are "Fascinating Rhythms in Motion," by Wilnard Harper (drums), 10-11 a.m.; "Jazz Explosion: From New Orleans to L.A.," by Dave Pike (vibraphone) and Donald Harrison (saxophone), 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and "Jazz-Latin Fusion," by Abraham Laboriel (bass) and Nestor Torres (flute), 1-2 p.m. The lectures are sponsored by Pitt's Department of Music. For more information, call

412-624-4187.

11/6 Robert Pelcovits, a physics professor at Brown University, will deliver a lecture as part of the Carnegie Mellon University-University of Pittsburgh Physics Colloquium Fall 2006 Series at 4:30 p.m., Room 102, Thaw Hall, 3943 O'Hara St., Oakland. Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.phyast.pitt.edu/events.

11/6 Graham Walker, a biology professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver a lecture as part of the Pitt Department of Biological Sciences' Monday Seminar Series at 4:15 p.m., Room 169, Crawford Hall, Fifth and Ruskin avenues, Oakland. For more information, visit www.pitt.edu/~biology.

11/7 Graham Walker, a biology professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver a lecture titled "An Education Group Experiment: Concepts, Innovation, and

3D Visualization" at noon, Room L9, Clapp Hall, Fifth and Ruskin avenues, Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Biological Sciences. For more information, visit www.pitt.edu/~biology.

11/8 As part of the Pitt Department of Biological Science's Seminars in Ecology and Evolution Series, Matt Lamanna, an assistant curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will deliver a lecture titled "A Nearly Modern Amphibious Bird From the Early Cretaceous of Northwestern China" at noon,

Room A214, Langley Hall, Fifth and Ruskin avenues, Oakland. Individuals who wish to meet Lamana may e-mail Henry Schumacher at hbs2@pitt.edu. For more information, visit www.pitt.edu/~biology.

11/8 Neil Diamant, an associate professor of Asian law and society at Dickinson College, will deliver a lecture titled "Are Chinese Patriotic? Archives, Veterans, and the Study of a Controversial Emotion" at noon, Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Asian Studies Center. For more information, contact Brenda Jordan at jordanb@ucis.pitt.edu.

11/8 Ekatrina Turkina, a Ph.D. candidate in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, will deliver a lecture titled "Russia-EU Common Spaces: Convergence or Divergence?" at noon, Room 4217, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Union Center of Excellence, and Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia. For more information, contact Vera Dorosh at 412-648-7407 or crees@ucis.pitt.edu.

MUSIC

11/4 The 36th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert will close with a concert at 8 p.m. in the Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. General admission is $18 and $8 for students with a valid ID. Tickets are available at any Ticketmaster location, by phone at 412-323-1919, online at ticketmaster.com, and at the main box office of Pitt's William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call

412-624-4187.

THEATER

11/2 Pitt's Kuntu Repertory Theatre will continue to present In the Midnight Hour, written by Kathleen Collins and directed by Vernell A. Lillie, through Nov. 4 in the Seventh-Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. The plays in Kuntu's 32nd season are being presented in partnership with the Center for Minority Health, part of Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health. For information on matinees, tickets, or group sales, call 412-624-7298.

11/8 Pitt Repertory Theatre will present a preview of A Toothache & a Plague & a Dog: Osvaldo Dragún's "Three Plays for the Theatre," directed by Melanie Dreyer, at 8 p.m., Room B-72, Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. General admission is $19. The play, which will run through Nov. 19, will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. A talk-back session will follow the Nov. 12 performance, and a special matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Tickets for senior citizens, Pitt Alumni Association members, as well as Pitt and UPMC faculty and staff are $15. Student admission is $10 or $34 for Student Semester Passes, which will cover five admissions. General season passes are $60 for four performances and $85 for six performances. For more information or to purchase tickets, call

412-624-7529 or visit www.play.pitt.edu.

FILM

11/2 Pitt's Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Polish Student Alliance will present a free screening of Sami Swoi (1967), directed by Sylwester Checinski, from

7 to 9:30 p.m. in Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact Vera Dorosh at 412-648-7407 or crees@ucis.pitt.edu.

FESTIVAL

11/5 Pitt's Slovak Studies Program and Students' Slovak Club will host the 16th Annual Slovak Heritage Festival from 1 to 5 p.m., Commons Room, Cathedral of Learning,

4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This free event will include musical performances, cultural displays, lectures, and ethnic food. For more information, contact Christine Metil at

412-624-5906 or slavic@pitt.edu.

OTHER

11/8 As a part of the Pitt School of Information Sciences' i-fest, an Information Sciences Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Litchfield Towers Lobby, 3955 Fifth Ave., Oakland. An Information Sciences Showcase featuring technology and research demonstrations also will be held from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. in the Assembly Room, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave. For more information, e-mail info@i-fest.pitt.edu or visit

www.i-fest.pitt.edu.

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