University of Pittsburgh
October 13, 2010

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Oct. 27-Nov. 3

Contact:  412-624-4147

The following events are open to the public. 


10/27 Sumie Okazaki, associate professor of applied psychology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, will deliver a free lecture titled “Race, Racism, and Mental Health in Asian American Communities” at noon, School of Social Work Conference Center, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The event is sponsored by Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems and is part of the center’s Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney PC Fall 2010 Speaker Series. Lunch provided. For more information,  call 412-624-7382 or visit

10/28 Cecile Chu-Chin Sun, Pitt associate professor of East Asian languages and literatures, will deliver a lecture titled “The Paradox of Poetic Representation” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The event is part of the Asian Studies Center’s Asia Over Lunch lecture series. For more information, contact Jennifer Murawski at 412-383-3062 or

10/28 Pitt’s Department of Bioengineering will host a free discussion with Jim Patrick, cocreator of the first multichannel cochlear implant and senior vice president and chief scientist for Cochlear Limited, beginning at 4 p.m. in Auditorium 5, Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace St., Oakland. The session also will address the larger topic of biomedical engineering and recently developed devices. Patrick also is recognized as an international authority on signal processing and electro-neural interfaces. The event is cohosted by Pittsburgh’s DePaul School for Hearing and Speech as part of its Oct. 26-29 educational series on the role of cochlear implants in hearing impairment and deaf education. For more information, visit


10/27 Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies will present HavanYork (2009), directed by Luciano Larobina, at 6:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. The screening is part of the Cuban Eyes/Cubanize: Fifty Years of Cuban Cinema Since the Cuban Revolution film series. For more information, visit 


10/28-11/7  The University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre presents Slasher, a comedic look at horror, in the Charity Randall Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-PLAY (7529) or visit 

10/30 The 2010 Pitt Homecoming Weekend includes theatre arts alumna Yvonne Hudson (A&S ’89) in “Emily Dickinson: The Poet Lights the Lamp,” a presentation drawn from the author’s letters and poems, at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., English Nationality Room, 144 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Discussion with the actress between performances. Free to those with Pitt Alumni Association card. RSVP at For more information, call 412-251-5532. 


10/28 Pitt’s Jazz Studies Program will present live jazz during a Brown Bag Lunch, in connection with the upcoming 40th annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert, at noon, Nordy’s Place, lower level of the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4187. 

10/29 Pitt’s Department of Music will present a free talk by Joan Tower, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2010-11 Composer of the Year, at 4 p.m., 132 Music Building, 4337 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call  412-624-4125 or visit

11/3 Pitt’s Department of Music will present the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a free concert of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit


10/29 Pitt’s Department of Sociology presents a free one-day conference titled “Beyond the IRB: New Frontiers in the Ethics of Qualitative Research,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2400 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, call 412-648-7580 or visit