University of Pittsburgh
October 1, 2008

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Oct 15-22

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

LECTURES

10/15 The 2008 Drue Heinz Literature Prize winner Anthony Varallo and judge Scott Turow will give evening readings at 7:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. This event is part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series. For more information, contact Jeff Oaks at oaks@pitt.edu.

10/16 Xiuying Zou, a public services librarian in Pitt's East Asian Library, will deliver a lecture titled "Update on Chinese New Electronic Databases," 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.

10/16 Michael R. Wasielewski, a professor in Northwestern University's Department of Chemistry, will deliver a lecture titled "Energy and Charge Transport in Self-Assembled Systems for Solar Energy Conversion" at 2:30 p.m., 12B Chevron Science Center, 219 Parkman Ave., Oakland. This event is part of the 22nd Annual Kaufman Lectures. For more information, call 412-624-8200 or visit www.chem.pitt.edu/p.php?pid=116&year=2008&term=fall.

10/16 Xu Liang, a professor in Pitt's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will deliver a lecture titled "What Determines the Partitioning of Precipitation Between Runoff, ET, and Storage? - Hydrological Processes and Their Significance" 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.

10/17 Michel X. Goemans, the Leighton Family Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Mathematics, will deliver a lecture titled "Approximation Algorithms: A Tour D'Horizon" at 10:30 a.m., 5317 Sennott Square, 210 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Computer Science. For more information, visit www.cs.pitt.edu/events/DL/2009/michel-goemans.php.

10/17 Margaret Power, author of "Right-Wing Women in Chile: Feminine Power and the Struggle Against Allende, 1964-1973" (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2002), will deliver a lecture titled "The Transitional Diffusion of Anti-Communism: Conservative Women in Brazil and Chile in the 1960s and 1970s" at noon, 2431 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Women's Studies Program. For more information, visit www.wstudies.pitt.edu/news.html.

10/17 Michael R, Wasielewski, a professor at Northwestern University's Department of Chemistry, will deliver a lecture titled "Dynamics of Photogenerated Multi-Spin Systems: The Road to Molecular Spintronics" at 2:30 p.m., 12B Chevron Science Center, 219 Parkman Ave., Oakland. This event is part of the 22nd Annual Kaufman Lectures. For more information, call 412-624-8200 or visit www.chem.pitt.edu/p.php?pid=116&year=2008&term=fall.

10/17 Alexis Dudden, a professor in the University of Connecticut's Department of History, will deliver a lecture titled "Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea, and the United States" at 4 p.m. 3703 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of History. For more information, visit www.pitt.edu/~pitthist/news/lectures/index.html.

10/21 Philip Murphy, an instructor in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, will deliver a lecture titled "National Identities in Contemporary Macedonia" at noon, 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Asian Studies Center. For more information, contact Anna Talone at 412-648-7407 or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/events-one-month.shtml.

10/21 Jennifer Love, a professor in the University of British Columbia's Department of Chemistry, will deliver a lecture titled "Developing Catalytic Reactions One Step at a Time" at 7:15 p.m., 12B Chevron Science Center, 219 Parkman Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Chemistry. For more information, call 412-624-8200 or visit www.chem.pitt.edu.

10/22 Kathleen Lynch, a professor in the University of Cincinnati's Department of Classics, will deliver a lecture titled "At Home in Archaic Athens: The Archaeology of a House Near the Athenian Agora" at 4:30 p.m., 204 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Classics. For more information, visit www.classics.pitt.edu/index.php.

10/22 Keith Brown, a professor emeritus in Pitt's Department of Anthropology, will deliver a lecture titled "Changing Gender Roles in Japan" at 5 p.m., 106 Allen Hall, 3941 O'Hara St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Asian Studies Center. For more information, contact Wendy Bennett at wbennett@us-japan.org

FILMS

10/16 Pitt's African Studies Program and African Students' Organization will present "Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man" (2006), directed by Robin Shuffield, at 5 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 Bouquet St., Oakland. This screening is part of Pitt's African Film Series. For more information, contact Macrina C. Lelei at 412-648-2058 or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/africa/index.htm.

10/16 Pitt's Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, Less-Commonly Taught Languages Center, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, European Studies Center, and Global Studies Program will present "Memoire D'Immigres" (1997), directed by Yamina Benguigui, at 7 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. For more information, contact Veronica Dristas at 412-624-2918.

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