University of Pittsburgh
September 21, 2011

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Sept. 28-Oct. 5

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

Through 10/21     Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts presents an exhibition titled On a Lucky Day a Surprising Balance of Forms and Spaces Will Appear, artwork by the Pitt Studio Arts faculty, at the University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays. The gallery is closed Monday, Oct. 10. For more information, call 412-648-2430. 
9/30     The University of Pittsburgh will host a conference titled “Japan’s World War II in Asia: 70 Years On” on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the University Club, 123 University Place, Oakland. Sponsors for the event include Pitt’s Asian Studies Center and University Center for International Studies (UCIS). Richard J. Smethurst, a professor of history at Pitt and a UCIS research professor, will serve as conference convener. The conference is free, but space is limited. To ensure seating, RSVP to Dianne Dakis at For a conference schedule, visit 
9/29 Emily Apter, a visiting fellow in Pitt’s Humanities Center, will present the lecture “Sex and Gender as Untranslatables,” followed by responses from Pitt faculty members Sabine von Dirke, an associate professor of German; Nancy Condee, a professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and director of Pitt’s Global Studies Center; Lara Putnam, an associate professor of history, Frayda Cohen, a visiting assistant professor of women's studies and anthropology; and Gabriella Lukacs, an assistant professor of anthropology. The colloquium will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Room 602, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, visit
10/3     Michael Shackleton, head of the European Parliament Office in London, will present a lecture titled “The UK and the EU: Stepping Out of the Circle?” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is sponsored by Pitt’s European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence. For more information, contact Karen Lautanen at 412-648-8517 or
10/5     Kristopher Geda, a Pitt graduate student in linguistics, will present a lecture titled “ ‘You speak Chinese well for a white/black guy!’ The Effect of Student Ethnicity on Native Speakers’ Judgments of Chinese Foreign Language Competency,” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, contact the Asian Studies Center at 412-648-7370 or
9/30     The Emerging Legend Series presents A.T.S.—a local and eclectic three-piece band influenced by styles ranging from folk and jazz to rock and reggae—from noon to 1 p.m., Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The free series is presented by the University of Pittsburgh Library System and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society. For more information, visit 
10/1    The Octavio Brunetti Quintet will perform for “The Americas—In Concert” at 7:30 p.m, Richard Rauh Theater, Shady Side Academy Senior School, 423 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh. The concert is sponsored by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies. The performance is free, but tickets should be reserved beforehand by visiting For more information, contact CLAS at 412-648-7394.
10/5     The Pitt Department of Music presents the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s performance of David Mahler: Three Pieces After Charles Ives and Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 6—Pastorale, free, 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125. 
9/28-10/2     Pitt’s Repertory Theatre presents a student lab production, Funnyhouse of a Negro, in the Studio Theatre, basement, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday For more information, call 412-624-PLAY (7529) or visit