University of Pittsburgh
October 18, 2009

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Oct. 28-Nov. 4

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

LECTURES

10/28 Rakesh Mahalakshim, a lecturer in the Jawaharial Nehru University's Center for Historical Studies, will deliver a lecture titled "Religious Pluralism and Syncretism in a Conflict Zone: A Study of Brahmanical Iconography in Polonaruva, Sri Lanka, circa 10th-13th centuries CE," at 2 p.m., 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/events-one-month.shtml.

10/28 Joseph Alter, a professor in Pitt's Department of Anthropology, will deliver a lecture titled "Nervous Masculinity: Consumption and the Production of Embodied Gender in Indian Wrestling," at 3 p.m., 2201 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Women's Studies Program. For more information, visit www.wstudies.pitt.edu/news.html.

10/29 Chenchen Tang, a graduate student in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, will deliver a lecture titled "Labor Relations in China's Export Processing Zones," at noon 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is part of Pitt's Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series. For more information, contact Liz Benvin at 412-648-7426, or visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc.

10/29 Irving A. Spergel, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration, will deliver a lecture titled "The Youth Gang Problem: A Comprehensive Community-Wide Approach," at noon, 2017 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is part of the Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney Fall 2009 Speaker Series and is sponsored by Pitt's Center on Race and Social Problems within the School of Social Work. For more information, visit www.crsp.pitt.edu/Service.html.

10/29 Jorge Abad, a professor in Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, will deliver a lecture titled "Morphodynamics of Transitional Meandering Channels: A Closer Look into Planform Evolution," at 4 p.m., 203 Thaw Hall, 3943 O'Hara St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Geology and Planetary Science. For more information, visit www.geology.pitt.edu/about/colloquia/Oct_29.html.

11/2 Edith Foster, a professor in Ashland University's Department of History, will deliver a lecture titled "Thucydides rector: Pericles' Speech in Indirect Discourse," at 4 p.m., 208-B 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/events/.

11/4 Emily Bailey, a graduate student in Pitt's Department of Religious Studies, will deliver a lecture titled "Eating Habits: An Ethnographic Study of Social Food in Female Catholic Religious Life," at noon, 2201 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Women's Studies Program. For more information, visit www.wstudies.pitt.edu/news.html.

11/4 Attorney Cynthia Maleski will deliver a lecture titeled "The Masaryk Papers," at 1 p.m., 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Center for Russian and East European Studies and Nationality Rooms. For more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/events-one-month.shtml.

11/4 Diego Olstein, World History Center Visiting Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will deliver a lecture titled, "Macro-Histories: Two Bridges for Two Gaps," at 4 p.m., History Department Lounge, 3703 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of History. For more information, visit www.history.pitt.edu/news/lectures/index.php#frenchSoccer.

11/4 Takuzo Aida, a professor in the University of Tokyo's Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, will deliver a lecture titled, "Dendritic Macromolecules for Energy and Environemental Issues," at 4 p.m., 169 Crawford Hall, Fifth and Ruskin Avenues, Oakland. This event is part of the 30th Annual Bayer Lectures and is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Chemistry. For more information, visit www.chem.pitt.edu/p.php?pid=116&year=2009&term=fall.

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