University of Pittsburgh
September 15, 2010

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Sept. 29-Oct. 6

Contact:  412-624-4147

 The following events are open to the public. 

MUSIC 

9/29      The University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante featuring Wil Snead and Wei Zhao and Michael Tippett’s Concerto for Double String Orchestra, at 8 p.m., Bellefield Hall Auditorium, 315 S. Bellefield Ave., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-4125 or visit www.music.pitt.edu. 

LECTURES 

9/29      Elizabeth Otto, assistant professor of art history at the State University of New York at Buffalo, will deliver a lecture titled “Bauhaus Ghost Stories: Spirit and Photography Versus Abstraction and Modern Design,” at 5 p.m., 602 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. For more information, call the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at 412-648-2421. 

9/29      Tina May Hall, 2010 Drue Heinz Literature Prize recipient, will present a reading from her award-winning collection of writing along with the 2010 contest judge Renata Adler. The event is the season opener of the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series and will take place at 8 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland, with a reception and book signing following the readings. For more information, call 412-624-6508 or visit www.creativewriting.pitt.edu. 

9/30      Stewart Gordon, a senior research scholar in South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan, will deliver a lecture titled “Asian ‘Trade’ Routes: Commodities, Networks, and Intangibles” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The event is part of the Asian Studies Center’s Asia Over Lunch lecture series. For more information, contact Jennifer Murawski at 412-383-3062 or jennm@pitt.edu. 

10/5      Mark Kurlansky, 2010-11 William Block Sr. visiting writer, will serve as guest lecturer for the Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series at 8:30 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. For more information, call 412-624-6508 or visit www.creativewriting.pitt.edu. 

FILMS 

9/30      Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies will present Vampiros en Habana (Vampires in Havana) (1985), directed by Juan Padrón, as part of the Cuban Eyes/Cubanize: Fifty Years of Cuban Cinema Since the Cuban Revolution Film Series, at 6:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. For more information, visit www.amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.wordpress.com. 

CONFERENCE 

9/30-10/2      Pitt will host the 12th Biennial Public Address Conference, titled Human Rights Rhetoric: Controversies, Conundrums, and Community Actions, at the Holiday Inn Select—University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. Registration and payment are required by Sept. 23. Visit http://www.pitt.edu/~comm/ to download a registration form. For more information, contact Pitt’s Department of Communication at 412-624-6567 or comm@pitt.edu.   

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