University of Pittsburgh
September 29, 2011

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Oct. 12-19

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



10/12   Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University, will deliver a free lecture titled “When Affirmative Action was White: Further Reflections” at noon at Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The lecture is part of the center’s Fall 2011 Speaker Series sponsored by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. For more information, call 412-624-7382.

10/14 Pitt’s Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership and Graduate School of Public and International Affairs with the Institute for Social Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University will present “Darell Hammond: KaBoom! How One Man Built a Movement” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Schenley Ballroom, Holiday Inn Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. Hammond is the founder and CEO of KaBOOM! a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., dedicated to ensuring play space for children.  John Fetterman, the mayor of Braddock, Pa., is the featured respondent for the lecture. To RSVP, contact or 412-648-1336.

10/19 James Cassing, Pitt professor of economics, will deliver a lecture titled “Impact Assessment of Free Trade Agreements on Vietnam’s Economy” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370 or

10/19     Pitt Department of Music postdoctoral fellow Michael Gardiner and Noh Training Project faculty member Joyce S. Lim will deliver a free lecture titled “Clouds Drift Aloft; Do You See The Waves?” at 1 p.m., 132 Music Building, 4337 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The talk will examine aspects of musical form in the opening sections of Japanese Noh drama from the vantage point of tone color morphology. For more information, call 412-624-4125. 


10/14    The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by folk guitarist and songwriter Jay Hitt, from noon to 1 p.m., Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The free series is presented by the University of Pittsburgh Library System and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society. For more information, visit 


10/15 Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center will host a French Immersion Institute from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 5200 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The institute is for area secondary school French teachers to maintain or improve their language skills, to develop an understanding of French culture around the world, and to share relevant teaching strategies. Act 48 credit is available for attending this workshop. For more information, contact Timothy Thompson at