University of Pittsburgh
September 13, 2006

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

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

LECTURES

9/28 Kazunori Koide, an assistant professor in Pitt's Department of Chemistry, will deliver a lecture titled "Chemical Approaches to the Development of Probes for Biological Research" at 2:30 p.m., Room 12B, Chevron Science Center, 219 Parkman Ave., Oakland. This free event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Chemistry. For more information, visit www.chem.pitt.edu/seminar/seminars.asp.

9/28 Authors Burkart Holzner and Leslie Holzner will present their new book Transparency in Global Change: The Vanguard of the Open Society (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006) at 6 p.m., Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This free event is part of Pitt's Internatiol Week, and is sponsored by Pitt's Global Studies Program and University Center for International Studies, as well as Global Solutions Pittsburgh. For more information, contact Hel Thomay at 412-624-2918 or e-mail thomay@ucis.pitt.edu.

9/28 As part of Pitt's International Week, a Peace Corps Information Session will be held at

6 p.m., Room 527, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. A social will follow the lecture at 7:30 p.m., Peter's Pub, 116 Oakland Ave. These events are sponsored by Pitt's International Week, University Peace Corps Recruiter, Office of International Services, Division of Student Affairs, and University Center for International Studies. For more information, contact Alison Tweedie at 412-648-7424 or pcorps@pitt.edu.

9/29 William Brustein, director of Pitt's University Center for International Studies, will deliver the opening lecture for the 2006 Conference of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE) titled "Navigating a Flat World: Bridging and Expanding Resources Across the Pennsylvania Landscape" at 10 a.m., Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This free event is for local administrators and educators, and is sponsored by Pitt's International Week, Office of International Services, Division ofStudent Affairs, University Center for International Studies, as well as PaCIE. For more information, contact Elaine Linn at 412-624-4780 or eel58@ucis.pitt.edu.

9/29 As part of Pitt's Chemistry Education Seminar, Joseph A. Gardella Jr., a professor of chemistry at SUNY Buffalo, will deliver a lecture titled "Linking Research in Analytical Environmental Chemistry to Public Service-Learning in the Urban Environment: Curriculum Development and Student Accomplishments in Western New York" at

11 a.m., Room 12B, Chevron Science Center, 219 Parkman Ave., Oakland. This free event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Chemistry. For more information, visit www.chem.pitt.edu/seminar/seminars.asp.

9/29 Hideo Watanabe, an assistant professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures at William Patterson University, N.J., will deliver a lecture titled "Karaoke Learning in Japan" at noon, Room 4130, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's International Week, Asian Studies Center, Office of International Services, Division of Student Affairs, and University Center for International Studies. For more information, contact Doreen Hernandez at 412-648-7426 or edoreen@ucis.pitt.edu.

9/29 M. Peter McPherson, president of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, will deliver the keynote lecture for the 2006 Conference of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE) titled "Navigating a Flat World: Bridging and Expanding Resources Across the Pennsylvania Landscape" at noon, Assembly Room, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This free event is for local administrators and educators, and is sponsored by Pitt's International Week, Office of International Services, Division of Student Affairs, University Center for International Studies, as well as PaCIE. A $22 lunch with the lecture will be offered. For more information, contact Elaine Linn at 412-624-4780 or eel58@ucis.pitt.edu.

9/29 David S. Johnson, head of the Algorithms and Optimization Department at AT&T Labs-Research at Florham Park, N.J., will deliver a lecture titled "34 Years of Bin Packing" at 10:30 a.m., Room 5317, Sennott Square Building, 201 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. Refreshments and a meet-the-speaker session will be held at 10 a.m. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Department of Computer Science. For more information, visit www.cs.pitt.edu.

10/2 Robert Beichner, an assistant professor of physics at North Carolina State University, will deliver a lecture titled "Student-Centered Activities for Large Enrollment University Physics" as part of the Carnegie Mellon University-University of Pittsburgh Physics Colloquium Fall 2006 Series at 4:30 p.m., Room 102, Thaw Hall, 3943 O'Hara St., Oakland. Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m. For more information, visit www.phyast.pitt.edu/events.

10/2 Kimberly Barata, The U.K.'s parliamentary records manager, will deliver a lecture titled "Managing the Records of the Parliament" at 11 a.m., Room 501, Information Sciences Building, 135 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, e-mail Richard J. Cox at rjcox@pitt.edu.

10/4 Poet Gabeba Baderoon will give a free reading as part of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series at 8:30 p.m., Room 501, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Book Center, Film Studies Program, University Press, and Department of English as well as the Wyndham Garden Hotel-University Place. For more information, call 412-624-6506 or visit www.english.pitt.edu.

10/4 D. Barbisch, director of The Institute for Global and Regional Readiness, will deliver a lecture titled "The Evolving Role of the Military in Homeland Security" at 3 p.m.,

Fifth Floor, Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information or to register, visit www.cnp.pitt.edu.

MUSIC

10/2 Roger Zahab, violin, and Robert Frankenberry, piano, will give a free concert at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call

412-624-4125, e-mail concerts@pitt.edu, or visit www.music.pitt.edu.

THEATER

10/4 Pitt Repertory Theatre will present a preview 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 will run Oct. 5-15, 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 five performances. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 412-624-7529 or visit www.play.pitt.edu.

FILM

9/29 Pitt's Asian Studies Center will present a free screening of the film Linda Linda Linda (2005), directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita, at 7 p.m., McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University, Oakland. This event is part of the Japanese Film Series, "Pop Culture Comes to the Screen: Contemporary Youth Comedy," and is sponsored by Pitt's Asian Studies Center and University Center for International Studies, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Modern Languages and the Modern Languages Student Advisory Council. For more information, contact Keiko McDonald at 412-624-4923 or keiko@pitt.edu.

DANCE

9/28 Pitt's International Week, Brazil Nuts Portuguese Club, Office of International Services, Department of Student Affairs, and University Center for International Studies will host free Samba Dance Lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. in The Galleria, First Floor, Posvar Hall,

230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact Nicole Recchilongo at

412-708-4315 or nir9@pitt.edu.

9/28 Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies will host a free salsa lesson with dance

instructor Marlon Silva from 9:15 to 10:15 p.m. in The Galleria, First Floor, Posvar Hall,

230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact Luz Amanda Villada at

412-648-7394 or lavst12@ucis.pitt.edu.

9/29 Pitt's Caribbean and Latin American Students Association (CLASA) will host a free dance party to reggae, salsa, calypso, meringue, hip-hop, Caribbean, and Latin music from

9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Assembly Room, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This event is sponsored by Pitt's International Business Center, International Week, CLASA, Office of International Services, Division of Student Affairs, and University Center for International Studies. For more information, contact Andre Edwards at 301-785-0187 or afe@pitt.edu.

FESTIVALS

9/29 The Annual African Festival, will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. in the Assembly Room, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Festival events are a student showcase, featuring pictures and stories from students who traveled to Africa during the summer of 2006 from 2 to 3 p.m.; an African Art Exhibition from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and a lecture titled "Challenges Facing Africa in the Era of Millennium Development Goals from

5 to 7 p.m. These free events are sponsored by Pitt's International Week, African Studies Program, Office of International Services, Division of Student Affairs, and University Center for International Studies. For more information, contact Macrina Lelei at

412-648-2058 or macrina@ucis.pitt.edu.

9/30 Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies will hold the 27th Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival from 1 p.m. to midnight in the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This free event is sponsored by Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies, and International Week, as well as the Latin American Cultural Union and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. For more information, contact Luz Amanda Villada at

412-648-7394 or lavst12@ucis.pitt.edu.

EXHIBITIONS

9/28 The free exhibition From Pavement to Paradise: The Urban Revolution of Schenley Plaza will run from Sept. 15 to 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.

9/28 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.

OTHER

9/28 As part of Pitt's International Week, the Panther Habitat for Humanity will construct a shack on the William Pitt Union Lawn (3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland) and will hold free events and give out information about Habitat for Humanity International, through Sept. 30. This event is sponsored by Pitt's International Week, Panther Habitat for Humanity, Office of International Services, Division of Student Affairs, and University Center for International Studies. For more information, contact Stephanie Paylor at 717-816-6724 or spaylor@gmail.com.

9/28 As part of Pitt's International Week, Pitt's Study Abroad Office, Office of International Services, Division of Student Affairs, and University Center for International Studies will hold a free International Studies Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the William Pitt Union lawn, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, contact Freya Kridle at

412-383-7165 or freya@ucis.pitt.edu.

9/29 As part of Pitt's International Week, an Asian Karaoke Night will be held from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland. This free event is sponsored by Pitt's International Week, Office of International Services, Division of Student Affairs, and University Center for International Studies. For more information, contact Doreen Hernandez at 412-648-7426 or edoreen@ucis.pitt.edu.

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