University of Pittsburgh
October 5, 2011

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Oct. 19-26

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



Through 10/21   Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts presents an exhibition titled On a Lucky Day a Surprising Balance of Forms and Spaces Will Appear, artwork by the Studio Arts faculty, University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call 412-648-2430. 


10/21   The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by AppalAsia, a musical trio that combines both Appalachian and Asian influences, 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 

10/21   Songstress Kenia will perform with jazz musician Ivan Lins, both from Brazil, in “Viva Bahia!” at 8 p.m., Kelly-Strayhorn Theatre, 5941 Pennsylvania Ave., East Liberty. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 412-291-4959 or visit The performance is presented by Mooka Entertainment in conjunction with Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

10/23   Pitt faculty member Samir Chatterjee will direct and introduce the performance, “Rabi-Sashtriya: A Musical Celebration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore,” at 6:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. The event is free and open to the public.


10/21-22   A two-day conference titled “(In)visible Cosmovisions: Dialogues in Afro and Indigenous Latin America and the Caribbean” will be held at the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave. in Oakland. Catherine Walsh, a professor at Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, will deliver the keynote address. For more information, contact For a schedule of the conference, visit The conference is sponsored by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, School of Arts and Sciences, Humanities Center, and Graduate Program in Cultural Studies.


10/19   Pitt School of Arts and Sciences 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. 

10/19   James Cassing, Pitt professor of  economics, will present  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

10/20   Gonzalo Lamana, associate professor in Pitt’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures,  will present the lecture “The Hydra: Forked Discourses, Taxidermy and Freedom in Early Colonial Peru” from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Room 602, Cathedral of Learning , 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit

10/20   Mary Kay Plantes, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist and corporate strategist, will present a lecture titled “Beyond Price: Differentiate Your Company in Ways that Really Matter,” from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. Plantes will offer advice to help businesses steer clear of or break out of price-driven competition, define and innovate business models, capture opportunities for business growth in today’s open markets, and improve talent management strategies. The program is sponsored by Pitt’s Institute of Entrepreneurial Excellence. To register or for more information, call 412-648-1544.

10/20   Pitt award-winning poets and professors of English Toi Derricotte and Dawn Lundy Martin will give a free reading as part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series at 8:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Building auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt’s Book Center and Department of English. For more information, call 412-624-6508 or visit

10/26   Xiuying Zou, public services librarian, and Haihui Zhang, Chinese bibliographer, Pitt East Asian Library, will present a lecture titled “An Update on Chinese Studies Resources at the University of Pittsburgh” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370 or

10/26   Rachel Epstein, associate professor at the University of Dever’s Korbel School of International Studies, will present a lecture titled “Does Foreign Ownership Matter? Evidence From Foreign Bank Ownership in Central and Eastern Europe during the Financial Crisis” at 3 p.m., 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The event is sponsored by Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center, Department of Political Science, and Center for Russian and East European Studies.