University of Pittsburgh
September 7, 2012

University of Pittsburgh Calendar of Events, Sept. 10-24

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

 

EXHIBITIONS
Through 10/14  
Pitt’s University Art Gallery celebrates Pitt’s 225th anniversary with Faces to Names: 225 Years of Pitt Chancellors’ Portraits (1787-2012) in the Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Drive, Oakland. This free historical exhibition features official portraits of 19 past Pitt chief executives, an array of watercolors of Pitt’s Nationality Rooms, and etchings and drawings of the Cathedral of Learning. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pitt Homecoming Weekend hours: Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Oct. 13 and 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, contact Isabelle Chartier at 412-648-2423 or uag@pitt.edu.

LECTURES 
9/10
 Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence & European Studies Center will present “Irish Diaspora: From the Emerald Isle to the Steel City,” a panel discussion on Irish emigration from the 18th to the 20th centuries, with James Lamb, Honorary Consul of Ireland for Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, as the panel’s chair, at 4 p.m., 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. For more information visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/euce.

9/10  Tracy Soska, Community Organization and Social Administration chair and director of continuing education in Pitt’s School of Social Work, and Sabina Deitrick, associate professor in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and  codirector of Pitt’s Urban and Regional Analysis Program, will present a lecture titled "University-Community Partnerships for Community and Economic Regeneration of Cities in Ireland and Northern Ireland” at noon, 20th-floor conference room, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The event is sponsored by Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence & European Studies Center and School of Social Work and is part of Irish Studies Week.

9/11  Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center will host a videoconference, “Tiger in a Cage: Ireland and the New European Economy,” at noon, 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This multisite, interactive videoconference will link top experts on contemporary Ireland in a discussion of the current Irish/Euro Debt Crisis, its effects on North-South relations on the island, and what we might expect to happen when Ireland assumes the presidency of the Council of the European Union in January 2013.

9/11  Timothy McMahon, professor of history at Marquette University and a historian of Ireland, will present a lecture titled “Grand Legacy? Ireland’s Gaelic Revivals, Past and Present,” at 2:30 p.m., 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. Marie Young, instructor in Pitt’s Department of Linguistics, will serve as respondent. The lecture is sponsored by Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center and is part of Irish Studies Week.

9/12   Bernard Hagerty, lecturer in Pitt’s Department of History, will present a lecture titled “The Bloody Poor Irish: Idea of Poverty in Ireland” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is sponsored by Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center and is part of Irish Studies Week.
 
9/13   Joe Feagin, professor of sociology at Texas A&M University, will deliver a lecture titled “Obama’s Campaigns and Presidency: No Post-Racial America,” at noon in Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, 20th floor, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. The lecture is part of the center’s Fall 2012 Speaker Series sponsored by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. For more information, call 412-624-7382.

9/13  Janice Vance, assistant professor in Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, will deliver a lecture titled “Multi-disciplinary Study Abroad in Ireland—Health and Rehabilitation Sciences” at 3 p.m., 4014 Forbes Tower, Oakland. The event is sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and is part of Irish Studies Week.

9/17   Tom Wilber, author and journalist, will deliver a lecture titled “Gas Rush: A Reporter’s Perspective” at 4:30 p.m., 3911 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The lecture is sponsored by the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, the University Center for Social and Urban Research, and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.

9/20   Benjamin Pachter, ethnomusicology PhD candidate at Pitt, will deliver a lecture titled “Beyond Tokyo: Examining the Spread of Tokyo Shitamachi-style Taiko Drumming Across the World” at noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. This event is part of the Asia Over Lunch Lecture Series. For more information, contact Jenn Murawski at jennm@pitt.edu.
 
9/21   The Center for Metropolitan Studies in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will present the Fall 2012 Wherrett Lecture on Local Government. Michael A. Pagano, dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will present a lecture titled “Build It and They Will Come: Designing a Sustainable Fiscal Architecture for Cities and Regions” at 10:30 a.m., the Twentieth Century Club, 4201 Bigelow Boulevard, Oakland.  The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at 412-648-2282 or CMSGSPIA@pitt.edu.

9/24   Natasha Tretheway, the current U.S. Poet Laureate and author of Native Guard, for which she was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, will deliver a free talk at 8:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive, Oakland.  It is the first lecture in the University of Pittsburgh Writing Program’s 2012/13 Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series. For more information, call 412-624-6508 or visit www.pghwriterseries.wordpress.com.

FILMS
9/13
  Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center will present We Carried Your Secrets (2009) at noon, 4217 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland. The film will be followed by a Skype discussion with one of the participants in the Theatre of Witness project, with a discussion led by Anthony Novosel, lecturer and advisor in Pitt’s Department of History.

9/13   Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies will present Miss Bala (2011), directed by Gerardo Naranjo, at 6:30 p.m., Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland. This screening is part of the Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano Fall 2012 Film Series. The film screening is also sponsored by Pitt’s Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection. For more information, contact clas@pitt.edu.

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