University of Pittsburgh
September 18, 2006

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Oct. 5-11

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

LECTURES

10/5 Anna Nisnevich, an assistant professor of historical musicology in Pitt's Department of Music, will deliver a lecture on Shostakovich Dancing at noon, Room 4217, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Center for Russian and East European Studies. For more information, contact Stacey Kronander at 412-648-7407 or crees@ucis.pitt.edu.

10/5 As part of Pitt's Department of Geology and Planetary Science's Fall 2006 Colloquium Series, Steven Ruff, a faculty research associate in the Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration, will deliver a lecture titled "An Extended Field Season on Mars: Exploring Gusev Crater With the Mini-TES Instrument" at 4 p.m., Room 11, Thaw Hall, 3943 O'Hara St., Oakland. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. in Room 219, Space Research Coordination Center (down the hall). For more information, visit www.geology.pitt.edu.

10/6 Piotr Hajlasz, a visiting assistant professor in Pitt's Department of Mathematics, will deliver a lecture as part of the Pitt Department of Mathematic's Fall 2006 Colloquium Series at 4 p.m., Room 704, Thackeray Hall, 139 University Place, Oakland. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in Room 705, Thackeray Hall. For more information, contact David Swigon at swigon@pitt.edu.

10/9 Jo Handelsman, head of the Handelsman Lab in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver a lecture titled "Speaking With the Silent Majority: Unculturable Bacteria in Microbial Communities From Soil and Insect Guts" at

4:15 p.m., Room 169, Crawford Hall, Fifth and Ruskin avenues, Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Biological Sciences. For more information, visit www.pitt.edu/~biology.

10/9 Carl Patton, a professor of physics at Colorado State University, will deliver a lecture titled "Microwave Solutions in Magnetic Thin Films—Nonlinear Spin Wave Dynamics, Fractals, and Chaos" as part of the Carnegie Mellon University-University of Pittsburgh Physics Colloquium Fall 2006 Series at 4:30 p.m., Room 7500, Wean Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, Oakland. Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.phyast.pitt.edu/events.

10/10 Richard Cohen, associate director in Pitt's Asian Studies Center, will give an informal talk titled "The Conundrum That Is the Kashmir Problem" from 9 to 10 p.m. in the ISLLC Lounge, Sutherland Hall, 3725 Sutherland Dr., Oakland. For more information, contact Elaine Linn at 412-648-2113 or eel58@ucis.pitt.edu.

10/10 Jo Handelsman, head of the Handelsman Lab in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver a lecture titled "Scientific Teaching: Training a New Generation of Faculty" at noon, Room L9, Clapp Hall, Fifth and Ruskin avenues, Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Biological Sciences. For more information, visit www.pitt.edu/~biology.

10/11 As part of the Pitt Department of Biological Science's Seminars in Ecology and Evolution Series, Scott Wissinger, a professor of biology at Allegheny College, will deliver a lecture at noon, Room A214, Langley Hall, Fifth and Ruskin avenues, Oakland. Individuals who wish to meet Wissinger may e-mail Henry Schumacher at hbs2@pitt.edu. For more information, visit www.pitt.edu/~biology.

THEATER

10/5 Pitt Repertory Theatre will continue its presentation of Nocturnal Wanderer, written by Gao Xingjian and directed by Paul Wilson, at 8 p.m., Room B-72, Studio Theatre, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. General admission is $19. The play, which runs through Oct. 15, will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and

2 p.m. Sundays. A talkback session will follow the Oct. 8 performance, and a special matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 14. Tickets for senior citizens, Pitt Alumni Association members, as well as Pitt and UPMC faculty and staff are $15. Student admission is $10 or $34 for Student Semester Passes, which will cover five admissions. General season passes are $60 for four performances and $85 for six performances. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 412-624-7529 or visit www.play.pitt.edu.

FILM

10/8 Pitt's Asian Studies Center and International Studies Living Learning Community will present a free screening of the film Kashmir: Valley of Despair (1998), directed by Marion Mayer-Hohdahl, at 10 p.m. in the ISLLC Lounge, Sutherland Hall,

3725 Sutherland Dr., Oakland. For more information, contact Elaine Linn at

412-648-2113 or eel58@ucis.pitt.edu.

EXHIBITIONS

10/5 The free exhibition From Pavement to Paradise: The Urban Revolution of Schenley Plaza will continue through Oct. 21 in the University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenley Plaza, Oakland. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 4-8 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, visit vrcoll.fa.pitt.edu/uag.

10/5 The annual Pitt Around the Planet Photo Exhibition and Contest will run from Sept. 22 to Oct. 6 in the Kimbo Gallery, Main Floor, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Admission is free. This event is part of Pitt's International Week and is sponsored by Pitt's Study Abroad Office, International Week, Office of International Services, Division of Student Affairs, and the University Center for International Studies. For more information, contact Freya Kridle at 412-383-7165 or freya@ucis.pitt.edu.

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