University of Pittsburgh
October 24, 2006

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Nov. 9-15

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

LECTURES

11/9 As part of the Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems' Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney Fall 2006 Speaker Series, Douglas Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University, will deliver a lecture titled "Segregation, the Concentration of Poverty, and Racial Stratification in the United States" at noon, School of Social Work Conference Center, Room 2071, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Lunch is provided. For more information, visit www.crsp.pitt.edu.

11/9 Eliza Calder, an assistant professor in the Department of Geology at SUNY Buffalo, will deliver a lecture titled "New Perspectives in Pyroclastic Flow Deposit Mapping" as part of the Pitt Department of Geology and Planetary Science's Fall 2006 Colloquium Series at 4 p.m., Room 11, Thaw Hall, 3943 O'Hara St., Oakland. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in Room 219, the Space Research Coordination Center (down the hall). For more information, visit www.geology.pitt.edu.

11/9 Pitt's Office of Technology Management and Department of Bioengineering will present the fourth annual Bioengineering Entrepreneurship Forum panel discussion titled "Financing a New Bioengineering Company" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, 11th Floor, Benedum Hall, 3700 O'Hara St., Oakland. A complimentary lunch will be served at noon. For more information, contact Alex Friedman at afriedmanpgh@aol.com.

11/10 Pitt's University Center for International Studies' European Studies Center and the European Union Center of Excellence will present the Jean Monnet Symposium on European Union External Releations from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact Thomas Allen at tfa3@ucis.pitt.edu.

11/10 Keith Morris, an assistant professor and the project manager of the Forensic Project Initiative at West Virginia University, will deliver a lecture titled "Forensics and Terrorism" at

3 p.m., Fifth Floor, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. A short reception will follow. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Center for National Preparedness. For more information or to register, visit www.cnp.pitt.edu.

11/11 In conjunction with the 412 Creative Nonfiction Literary Festival, the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series will present a reading by memoirist Kathryn Harrison at

6 p.m., auditorium, Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenley Drive, Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-6506 or visit www.english.pitt.edu.

11/13 L. Mahadevan, the Lola England de Valpine Professor of Applied Mathematics and an affiliate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard University, will deliver a lecture titled "Surface Tension Shorts: From Aphids to Zippers" as part of the Carnegie Mellon University-University of Pittsburgh Physics Colloquium Fall 2006 Series at 4:30 p.m., Room 7500, Wean Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, Oakland. Refreshments will be served at

4:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.phyast.pitt.edu/events.

11/13 Joseph G. Culotti, an investigator at the at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute,

Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, will deliver a lecture titled "The Genetics of Nervous System Development" 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.

11/15 Robert Goodman, a professor of architecture at Hampshire College, will deliver a lecture titled "The Luck Business" at noon, Room 2017, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Lunch will be provided. This event is part of the Pitt School of Social Work's 2006-07 Speaker Series. For more information, call 412-624-6304 or visit www.pitt.edu/~pittssw.

11/15 As part of the Pitt Department of Biological Science's Seminars in Ecology and Evolution Series, Derek Roff, a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of California, Riverside, will deliver a lecture at noon, Room A214, Langley Hall, Fifth and Ruskin avenues, Oakland. Individuals who wish to meet Roff may e-mail Henry Schumacher at hbs2@pitt.edu. For more information, visit www.pitt.edu/~biology.

11/15 Christine Mahady, a teaching fellow of English and women's studies at Pitt, will deliver a lecture titled "Pregnant Embodiment in U.S. Turn-of-the-Century Novels" at noon, Room 2201, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by the Pitt Women's Studies Program. For more information, call 412-624-6485 or visit www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

MUSIC

11/12 Pitt's Bach and the Baroque, directed by Don Franklin, will give a performance at 3 p.m., Heinz Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. General admission is $12; student/senior admission, $8; Pitt students, free with a valid ID. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.music.pitt.edu.

11/15 Pitt's University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Roger Zahab, will give a free concert at 8 p.m., Bellefield Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125, e-mail concerts@pitt.edu, or visit www.music.pitt.edu.

FILM

11/10 In conjunction with the 412 Creative Nonfiction Literary Festival, the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series will present a screening of Friday Night Lights (2004), directed by Peter Berg, at 7 p.m., auditorium, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Following the film, H.G. Bissinger, who is the author of the book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream (Da Capo Press, 2000), will lead a discussion. For more information, call 412-624-6506 or visit www.english.pitt.edu.

THEATER

11/9 Pitt Repertory Theatre will continue to present 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. The play, which runs 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. General admission is $19. 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 admission 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.

OTHER

11/10 As part of the Pitt School of Information Sciences' i-fest, an internship and job opportunities fair will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ballroom, William Pitt Union,

3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, e-mail info@i-fest.pitt.edu or visit

www.i-fest.pitt.edu.

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