University of Pittsburgh
September 17, 2008

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Oct. 1-8

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

LECTURE

10/2 Louise Comfort, a professor in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, will deliver a lecture titled "Building Resilience Through Sociotechnical Systems" at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is part of the Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series. For more information, contact Mason Kim at myk2@pitt.edu or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/news/overlunch.html.

10/2 Linda J. Morrison, a professor in Duquesne University's Department of Sociology, will deliver a lecture titled "Why Sociology Matters in Bioethics" at noon, 113 Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This event is part of the Center for Bioethics and Health Law Grand Rounds. For more information, contact 412-647-5700 or visit www.pitt.edu/~bioethic/calendar.html.

10/2 Greg Valentine, a professor in SUNY Buffalo's Department of Geology, will deliver a lecture titled "Basaltic Volcanoes-Surface to Source-and Ties to Risk Assessment" at 4 p.m., 203 Thaw Hall, 3943 O'Hara St., Oakland. This event is part of the Department of Geology and Planetary Science Fall 2008 Colloquium Series. For more information, visit www.geology.pitt.edu/colloquium.html.

10/2 Benjamin E. Skinner, author of "A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face With Modern Day Slavery" (Free Press, 2008), and Kevin Bales, a professor in Roehampton University's Department of Sociology, will deliver a lecture titled "Slavery: An Old Crime in the New Global Economy" at 6 p.m., 107 Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This event is part of the Global Issues Lecture Series. For more information, contact Veronica Dristas at 412-624-2918 or dristas@pitt.edu, or visit www.globalsolutionspgh.org.

10/2 David Cortwright, a research fellow at the University of Notre Dame and author of "Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence in an Age of Terrorism" (Paradigm, 2006), will deliver the keynote address at "Celebrating Gandhi, the Man and His Teachings," at 8 p.m., Heinz Memorial Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. For more information, contact Dennis Hart, associate director of the Asian Studies Center, at 412-624-3487 or dmhart@pitt.edu.

10/7 Ray Takeyh, a senior fellow for the Middle East on the Council on Foreign Relations, will deliver a lecture titled "Iran in the New Middle East" at 7:30 p.m., 1500 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by the Matthew B. Ridgway Center, the National Security Network, and the Pittsburgh Middle East Institute. For more information, visit www.ridgway.pitt.edu.

FILM

10/1 The Pittsburgh Consortium for Adoption Studies will present "Daddy and Papa" (2002), directed by John Symons, at 4:30 p.m., Danforth Room, University Center, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This event is cosponsored by Pitt's School of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, Women's Studies Program, and Cultural Studies Program. For more information, visit www.english.pitt.edu/adoption_studies/index.html.

10/3 Pitt's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Asian Studies Center, the Japan Iron and Steel Federation, and the Mitzubishi endowments will present "Honey and Clover" (2006), directed by Kenichi Kasai, at 7 p.m. McConomy Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This screening is part of the Japanese Film Festival. For more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/main.

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