University of Pittsburgh
September 15, 2004

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Sept. 30-Oct. 6

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


10/5 Alfred Blumstein of Carnegie Mellon University will deliver a lecture titled "Race and Incarceration" at noon in the Kurtzman Room of the William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave. This lecture is part of the Pitt School of Social Work's Center on Race and Social Problems Fall 2004 Speaker Series and is sponsored by the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Michael Newman at 412-624-7382.

10/6 Seunghyun Yoo of Pitt's School of Public Health will present a lecture titled "Gender Stereotypes in Yaoi Comics" during a brown bag lunch at noon in Room 2201 of Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information, call the Women's Studies Program at 412-624-6485.


10/3 As part of the Heinz Chapel Organ Concert Series, Elizabeth Melcher will give a performance at 4 p.m. in Heinz Memorial Chapel. The event is part of the chapel's larger Trio of Concerts Series. For ticket information, call

412-366-4513. General information about the concert series can be found at


10/1 A screening of Twilight Samurai, directed by Yoji Yamada, will take place at Carnegie Mellon University in the McConomy Auditorium at the University Center. This event is sponsored by Pitt's Asian Studies Center and is part of the 2004 Japanese Film Series, "Contemporary Scene, From Comedy to Kabuki/Samurai." Admission is free. For more information, contact Keiko McDonald at 412-624-4923 or e-mail


10/6 Pitt Repertory Theatre presents Ubu, written by Alfred Jarry and directed by Lofty Durham, at the Henry Heymann Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial, Forbes Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland. Performances run from Oct. 6 to 17. Show times are Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m., with a Tuesday, Oct. 12, performance, as well. Saturday performances will be held at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Admission is $19 for reserved seats and $10 for students. Preview tickets for the Oct. 6 performance are $17. To purchase tickets, call 412-624-7529 or visit the Web site This production contains strong language and is not suitable for children younger than 13 years old.