University of Pittsburgh
September 26, 2006

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Oct. 12-18

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

LECTURES

10/12 Norman L. Cantor, the Nathan Jacobs Distinguished Scholar and emeritus law professor in the Rutgers University School of Law, will deliver the Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law and Psychiatry titled "Autonomy and Profoundly Mentally Disabled Persons" at noon in the Teplitz Moot Courtroom, Pitt School of Law, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland. For more information, e-mail Beth Ann Pischke at pischke@law.pitt.edu.

10/12 Chris Schafmeister, an assistant professor in Pitt's Department of Chemistry, will deliver a lecture titled "Bis-amino Acids: A New Technology for Synthesizing Macromolecules With Designed Shapes" at 4 p.m., Room 12B, Chevron Science Center,

219 Parkman Ave., Oakland. This free event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Chemistry. For more information, visit www.chem.pitt.edu/seminar/seminars.asp.

10/12 David Wettergreen, an associate research professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, will deliver a lecture 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, Space Research Coordination Center (down the hall). For more information, visit www.geology.pitt.edu.

10/13 Martin Feinberg, the Richard M. Morrow Professor of Chemical Engineering and a professor of mathematics at Ohio State University, will deliver a lecture as part of the Pitt Department of Mathematics Fall 2006 Colloquium Series at 4 p.m., Room 704, Thackeray Hall, 139 University Place, Oakland. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in Room 705, Thackeray Hall. For more information, contact David Swigon at swigon@pitt.edu.

10/16 As part of the Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems' Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney Fall 2006 Speaker Series, Megan Sweeney, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles, will deliver a lecture titled "Race, Ethnicity, and Divorce in the United States: What Do We Know?" 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.

10/16 Fedor Jelezko, a professor of physics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, will deliver a lecture titled "Spin-Based Quantum Information Processing in Diamond" 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.

10/18 Author Dan Chaon will give a free reading as part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series at 8:30 p.m., auditorium, Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenley Drive, Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Book Center, Film Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh Press, and Department of English as well as the Wyndham Garden Hotel-University Place. For more information, call 412-624-6506 or visit www.english.pitt.edu.

10/18 As part of the Pitt Department of Chemistry 28th Annual Bayer Lecture Series, 1987 Nobel Laureate of Chemistry Jean-Marie Lehn, a professor and researcher at the Collegè de France, Paris, will deliver a lecture titled "From Matter to Life: Chemistry?!" 4 p.m., Room 12, Chevron Science Center, 219 Parkman Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit www.chem.pitt.edu/seminar/seminars.asp.

10/18 Pitt's Department of English and The Pitt News will host a panel discussion with various communications professionals, titled "How to Get an Internship in the Media-PR World: Meet the Professionals," from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, contact Writing Internship Coordinator Caren Marcus at 412-624-1737 or caren@pitt.edu.

MUSIC

10/15 The Heinz Chapel Choir, directed by John Goldsmith, will give a free Fall Concert at

3 p.m., Heinz Chapel, Fifth and Bellefield avenues, Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125, e-mail concerts@pitt.edu, or visit www.music.pitt.edu.

10/18 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.

FILMS

10/12 Pitt's Center for Russian and East European Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Film Studies Program will present a free screening of

The Daughter-in-Law (1971), directed by Khodzhakuli Narliev, at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, contact Stacey Kronander at 412-648-7407 or crees@ucis.pitt.edu.

10/13 Pitt's Center for Russian and East European Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Film Studies Program will present a free screening of Mankurt (1990), directed by Khodzhakuli Narliev, at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium,

315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, contact Stacey Kronander at

412-648-7407 or crees@ucis.pitt.edu.

10/16 Pitt's Asian Studies Center will present a free screening of the film Train Man (2005), directed by Shosuke Murakami, at 7 p.m., McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University, Oakland. This event is part of the Japanese Film Series "Pop Culture Comes to the Screen: Contemporary Youth Comedy" and is sponsored by Pitt's Asian Studies Center and University Center for International Studies, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Modern Languages and the Modern Languages Student Advisory Council. For more information, contact Keiko McDonald at

412-624-4923 or keiko@pitt.edu.

THEATER

10/12 Pitt Repertory Theatre will continue its presentation of Nocturnal Wanderer, written by Gao Xingjian and directed by Paul Wilson, at 8 p.m., Room B-72, Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. General admission is $19. The play, which runs through Oct. 15, will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and

2 p.m. Sundays. A special matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 14. 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.

EXHIBITION

10/12 The free exhibition From Pavement to Paradise: The Urban Revolution of Schenley Plaza will continue through Oct. 21 in the University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenley Plaza, Oakland. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 4-8 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, visit vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu/uag.

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