University of Pittsburgh
October 6, 2015

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Oct. 18-24

The following events are open to the public.
Contact: 

Katie Fike

412-624-1085

THE YEAR OF THE HUMANITIES IN THE UNIVERSITY
“Adoption and Narratives of the Human,” two visiting scholars and two Pitt faculty members discuss narratives of the human involved in conceptualizing adoption, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of English and Humanities Center, www.humanities.pitt.edu

PITTSBURGH CONTEMPORARY WRITERS SERIES
Fiction writer Anthony Marra, Pitt’s 2015-16 Fred R. Brown Literary Award winner, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pitt Writing Program and University Store on Fifth, https://pghwriterseries.wordpress.com

CONFERENCE
“Gangs and Trafficking in Central America,” panels will explore the relationship between governance in the region and the prevalence and expansion of the maras (gangs), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 23, William Pitt Union Assembly Room, Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, www.ridgway.pitt.edu

PANEL DISCUSSION
“Building on the Bond Legacy: Where Do We Go From Here?” a commemoration to the late Julian Bond featuring remarks, a video, and a panel discussion focused on ways to continue the work of the famed politician and activist, 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 20, Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall, Pitt Center on Race and Social Problems, www.crsp.pitt.edu 

LECTURES
“Wittgenstein on Rule Following: Some Elements,” Paul Snowdon, emeritus professor, Department of Philosophy, University College London, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 144 Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Philosophy, www.philosophy.pitt.edu

“You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Look At: Acknowledging Race in Addressing Disproportionality,” Russell Skiba, professor, Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, School of Education, director, Institute for Child Study, Indiana University Bloomington, director, Equity Project, Indiana University, 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 22, University Club, 123 University Pl., Oakland, Center for Urban Education, Pitt School of Education, www.cue.pitt.edu

MASTER CLASS
“Persons and their Identities,” Paul Snowdon, emeritus professor, Department of Philosophy, University College London, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 1001-B Cathedral of Learning, Pitt Department of Philosophy, www.philosophy.pitt.edu

SYMPOSIUM
Music on the Edge: Musical Fusions Symposium II, including presentations by Music From China and discussions by Huang Ruo and Eric Moe about their compositions, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18, 132 Music Building, Pitt Department of Music, www.music.pitt.edu

EXHIBITION
Reverberations, the Department of Studio Arts faculty members show their work, through Oct. 23, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, Pitt Department of Studio Arts, www.studioarts.pitt.edu

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