University of Pittsburgh
September 12, 2005

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Sept. 22-28

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

LECTURE

9/23 Lee Giles, director of the Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory, associate director of research at the eBusiness Research Center, and professor at Pennsylvania State University, will present a lecture titled "Next Generation CiteSeer" at a Department of Information Sciences and Telecommunications Colloquia, at

10:30 a.m., Room 403, Information Science Building, 135 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit www.sis.pitt.edu/updates/seminars or call 412-624-5230.

9/23 Patrick Heim, vice president of enterprise security at McKesson, will be the keynote speaker at a Laboratory of Education and Research on Security Assured Information Systems (LERSAIS) Seminar, at 2 p.m., Room 404, Information Science Building, 135 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit www.sis.pitt.edu/~lersais/ or call 412-624-5230.

9/26 A panel discussion titled "History of Islamic Civilizations" will take place at 4:30 p.m., William Pitt Union Lower Lounge, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Panelists include Snjezana Buzov, a lecturer of history at Pitt; Joseph Heim, a professor of political science at California University of Pennsylvania; Arif Jamal, of Pitt's University Library System; and Buba Misawa, associate professor of political science at Washington and Jefferson College. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Global Studies Program and International Week and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies and Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. For more information, visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/ceris/events.

9/27 Oto Luthar, director of the research institute at the Slovene Academy of Science, Slovenia, will deliver a lecture titled "Historical Revisionism in the Countries of the Former Yugoslavia: The Case of Slovenia," 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 and Department of Anthropology. For more information, contact Vera Dorosh at 412-648-7407.

9/28 Frayda Cohen, a Pitt teaching fellow of anthropology, will present a lecture titled "Teaching Global Feminists" during a brown bag lunch, at noon, Room 2201, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Women's Studies Program. For more information, call 412-624-6485 or visit www.pitt.edu/~wstudies.

9/28 A Multimedia Showcase and Seminar highlighting multimedia-based materials for language learning will be held at 4 p.m., Room G-17, Cathedral of Learning,

4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Language professionals from Pitt, other area universities, and local area school teachers will explain their projects. A reception follows. This event is sponsored by Pitt's International Week and the Robert Henderson Language Media Center. For more information, visit www.polyglot.pitt.edu/events/inkweek05/.

9/28 Donna Thomas, owner of Black Pearl Emporium, will deliver a lecture titled "Ramadan: A Time for Spiritual Reflection," at 4:30 p.m., William Pitt Union Lower Lounge, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Global Studies Program, International Week, and Muslim Student Association and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies and Islamic Center of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 412-648-2113.

MUSIC

9/27 Roger Zahab, violinist and director of the Pitt Symphony Orchestra, will give a free performance at 8 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Schenley Drive, Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.pitt.edu/~concerts.

9/28 The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, directed by Roger Zahab, will give a free performance at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium,

315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.pitt.edu/~concerts.

FILM

9/28 Pitt's Center for Russian and East European Studies and International Week will sponsor a screening of If I Wasn't Muslim, directed by Damir Niksic, at noon, Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. A discussion with the visiting director will follow. For more information, call 412-648-7407.

THEATER

9/22 Pitt Repertory Theatre presents Old Times, written by Harold Pinter and directed by W. Stephen Coleman, at the Henry Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. A special preview is Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. Performances run through Oct. 9, from Thursdays to Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at 412-624-7529 or www.pitt.edu/~play.

AUDITIONS

9/23 Auditions for Pitt's Kuntu Repertory Theatre upcoming performances will

9/24 take place Sept. 23 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to

2 p.m. at the 7th Floor Auditorium, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Men and women of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to participate. Those auditioning should be prepared to present a two-minute monologue and bring their own sheet music, resume, and photo. For more information, call 412-624-7298.

DANCE

9/28 Dance instructor Marlon Silva will give free salsa dance lessons in honor of the upcoming 26th Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival, at

9:15 p.m. in Posvar Hall's Fist Floor Galleria, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact Luz Amanda Villada at 412-648-7394.

DINNER

9/27 Tickets for the three-hour Cultural Event/Dinner Oakland Restaurant Tour beginning at 6 p.m. can be purchased at the Oakland Planning and Development Office, 235 Atwood St., or at participating restaurants (except Lu Lu's Noodles). Participating restaurants to be announced. Admission is $10. This event is sponsored by Pitt's International Week. For more information, call 412-624-7120 or e-mail jbrayman@pitt.edu.

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