Happenings/Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2006

Issue Date: 
September 25, 2006

Sept. 25

Annual Pitt Around the Planet Photo Exhibition and Contest, photographs by recent Pitt study-abroad participants, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sept. 25-30, William Pitt Union’s Kimbo Gallery, part of Pitt’s International Week, 412-383-7165, freya@ucis.pitt.edu.

International Week Multimedia Lecture, “Israeli Music: Society Through Sound,” 8 p.m., G-8 Cathedral of Learning, nmr16@pitt.edu.

International Week Film Screening, Water, directed by Deepa Mehta, 9 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, 412-624-4780.

Sept. 26

Lecture, “The Intersection of Race and Educational Opportunity and Achievement,” Mark Roosevelt, superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools, noon, School of Social Work Conference Center, 2071 Cathedral of Learning, www.crsp.pitt.edu.

International Week Study-Abroad Discussion, “Experiencing the Arab World: Resources at Pitt to Make It Happen,” noon, William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, 412-648-2113, eel58@ucis.pitt.edu.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
by Javier Coronado-Aliegro, Pitt Department of Instruction and Learning, “Effect of Self-Assessment of Students Studying Spanish as a Foreign Language,” 2 p.m., 5511 Posvar Hall.

Traditional Mongolian Ger Exhibition, 2-7 p.m., also 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 27-28 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29, William Pitt Union lawn, part of Pitt’s International Week, 412-303-5894, mts11@pitt.edu.

John C. Cutler Global Health Lecture,
“Pandemic Origins: Prediction and Prevention of Global Threats,” Donald S. Burke, dean of Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health and professor of international health and epidemiology, 3 p.m., G23 Parran Hall, 412-624-3001, www.publichealth.pitt.edu.

International Week Soccer Tournament,
3:30-7:30 p.m., Cathedral of Learning lawn, 412-648-7960, ymca@pitt.edu.

International Week Lecture, “Affordable Wheelchair Technology for Developing Countries,” Jonathan Pearlman and Emily Zipfel, doctoral candidates and researchers in Pitt’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories, 4 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, 412-624-7870, rrangao@pitt.edu.

International Week Event,
“Global Trafficking of Women: Filipinas Exploited,” examining historic and political issues of the global trafficking of women, 5 p.m., 4130 William Pitt Union, 412-848-8774, angelesm@pitt.edu.

Oakland International Restaurant Tour, 6-9 p.m., various Oakland restaurants, admission $10; sponsors are Oakland Planning and Development Corporation and Pitt’s Office of International Services, Division of Student Affairs, and University Center for International Studies; part of Pitt’s International Week, 412-624-7621, jsf10@pitt.edu.

Theatrical Performance, Monty Python’s Spamalot, 7:30 p.m., Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., downtown, continues through Oct. 1, PNC Broadway Across America, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

International Week Performance by the Pitt African Drumming Ensemble and the African Student Organization dance team, 8-11 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, bein1god@yahoo.com.

International Week Lecture, “ New Alliances in the Caribbean and Andes: Castro, Chavez, and Morales,” Anibal Perez-Linan, Pitt professor of political science, 9 p.m., Sutherland Hall’s International Studies Living Learning Community Lounge, 412-648-2113.

Sept. 27

International Week Panel Discussion, “Contemporary Russian Youth Culture,” 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, 412-648-2290, gbpeirce@ucis.pitt.edu.

International Week Discussion, “Let Us Talk About French-Speaking Africa,” featuring students studying French at Perry High School, Pitt Assistant Professor of French Roberta Hatcher, and Jenny Walker, a graduate student in Pitt’s Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, 10 a.m.-noon, 4217 William Pitt Union, 412-648-2058, macrina@ucis.pitt.edu.

International Week Film Screening, That Paradise Will Be Mine—What Does It Mean to Be Dutch Muslim, directed by Merel Beernik, noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, introduced by Pitt comparative politics graduate student Melissa Parker, 412-383-7694.

Maud Menten Lecture, “How Tumors Make Bad Blood Vessels,” Harold F. Dvorak, Mallinkrodt Professor of Pathology Emeritus, Harvard Medical School, noon, 1105 Scaife Hall, Pitt Department of Pathology, 412-648-1040.

International Week Lecture, “Ramadhan: A Spiritual Journey,” Nusrath Ainapore, outreach director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, 4 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Kurtzman Room, www.ucis.pitt.edu/internationalweek.

International Week Film Screening,
Turn Left at the End of the World, directed by Avi Nesher, 8:30 p.m., G-24 Cathedral of Learning, 856-889-3828, nmr16@pitt.edu.

Sept. 28

International Studies Fair, highlighting the diverse cultures represented on Pitt’s campuses and study-abroad options at Pitt, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., William Pitt Union lawn, www.ucis.pitt.edu/internationalweek.

International Week Global Dialogue,
“U.S. Sustainability in Central Asia and the Middle East,” Major Gen. Gerald P. Minetti, U.S. Central Command, noon, 412-648-2113, eel58@ucis.pitt.edu.

International Week Indian Tea Sampling/Talk, noon-2 p.m., University Book Center, 412-648-1453, rkierzkowski@bc.pitt.edu.

International Week Event, “Pack Your Bags: Public Health Experiences Abroad,” noon-1:30 p.m., 109 Parran Hall, 412-383-8849, dmayer@pitt.edu.

Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
by Lou Ann Sears, Pitt Department of Instruction and Learning, “The International Reading Association Within the Context of United States Educational History, 1900-2006,”2 p.m., 5614 Posvar Hall.

Lecture, “Chemical Approaches to the Development of Probes for Biological Research,” Kazunori Koide, assistant professor in Pitt’s Department of Chemistry, 2:30 p.m., Room 12B, Chevron Science Center, Pitt Department of Chemistry, www.chem.pitt.edu/seminar/seminars.asp.

International Week Lecture, “The Crisis in Darfur: An African Perspective,” Buba Misawa, a native of Nigeria, 4 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Kurtzman Room, 412-818-7719, outreach@icp-pgh.org.

International Week Book Discussion, “Transparency in Global Change: The Vanguard of the Open Society,” Burkart and Leslie Holzner, 6 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Kurtzman Room, www.ucis.pitt.edu/internationalweek.

International Week Mongolian Cooking Class, 6-8 p.m., Cathedral of Learning’s 12th-floor kitchen, 412-303-5894, mts11@pitt.edu.

International Week Peace Corps Information Session, 6 p.m., Room 527, William Pitt Union, followed by a 7:30 p.m. social event in Peter’s Pub, 116 Oakland Ave, www.ucis.pitt.edu/internationalweek, 412-648-7424.

International Week African Spoken Word and Poetry Readings, 7-11 p.m., William Pitt Union lower lounge, bein1god@yahoo.com.

International Week Samba Dance Lessons
taught by members of the Brazil Nuts Portuguese Club, 8-9 p.m., Posvar Hall’s 1st-floor Galleria, www.ucis.pitt.edu/internationalweek.

International Week Hip Hop and Flow Music Performances,
9-11 p.m., William Pitt Union’s Assembly Room, 412-648-7834, dmcl@pitt.edu.

International Week Salsa Dance Lessons with instructor Marlon Silva, 9:15-10:15 p.m., Posvar Hall’s
1st-floor Galleria, Pitt Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7394, www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas.

Sept. 29

Pitt-Johnstown Fall Fest and Family Weekend, including Sept. 29 UPJ Job Fair (9 a.m.-noon) and performance by comedian Lamar Williams (7 p.m.), both events in the UPJ Student Union Cambria Room; Sept. 30 Fall Fest parade, beginning at the UPJ Living/Learning Center (4 p.m.), Fall Fest Queen Coronation ceremony on the campus mall (7:45 p.m.), and performances on the campus mall by Jamin’ Band
(8 p.m.) and The Clarks (9 p.m.), www.upj.pitt.edu.

International Week Lecture, “Navigating a Flat World: Bridging and Expanding Resources Across the Pennsylvania Landscape,” William Brustein, director of Pitt’s University Center for International Studies,
10 a.m., William Pitt Union’s Kurtzman Room, www.ucis.pitt.edu/internationalweek, 412-624-4780, eel58@ucis.pitt.edu.

Lecture, “Linking Research in Analytical Environmental Chemistry to Public Service-Learning in the Urban Environment: Curriculum Development and Student Accomplishments in Western New York,” Joseph A. Gardella Jr., professor of chemistry, SUNY Buffalo, 11 a.m., Room 12B, Chevron Science Center,

International Week Asia Over Lunch Lecture,
“Karaoke Learning in Japan,” Hideo Wantanabe, assistant professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures at William Patterson University, noon, 4130 Posvar Hall, www.ucis.pitt.edu/internationalweek.

International Week Dialogue, “The Global University: How Do We Get There?” with keynote address by M. Peter McPherson, president, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, noon-1 p.m., William Pitt Union Assembly Room, 412-624-4780, eel58@ucis.pitt.edu.

International Week African Study Student Showcase, featuring Pitt students who traveled to Africa during summer 2006, 2-3:30 p.m., William Pitt Union Assembly Room, www.ucis.pitt.edu/internationalweek.

International Week Event, “Student Experiences in Tanzania,” 4-5:30 p.m., William Pitt Union Assembly Room, 412-648-2058, macrina@ucis.pitt.edu.

International Week Film, Palestine Now, 6:30-10 p.m., 121 Lawrence Hall, 724-516-0624, ars47@pitt.edu.

International Week Falun Gong Film, Sandstorm, 7-10:30 p.m., 120 Lawrence Hall, 412-657-7966, sh11@dental.pitt.edu.

International Week African Dinner, Performance, and Speaker,
featuring Liberian novelist Angela M. Peabody, 7-11 p.m., William Pitt Union Ballroom, 412-648-2058, macrina@ucis.pitt.edu.

International Week Asian Karaoke Night, 7-10:30 p.m., William Pitt Union Kurtzman Room, 412-648-7426, edoreen@ucis.pitt.edu.

International Week International Night Flag Party,
featuring reggae, reggaeton, salsa, soca, calypso, meringue, Caribbean hip-hop, and Latino music; 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., William Pitt Union Assembly Room, afe@pitt.edu.

Sept. 30

27th Annual Pitt Latin American and Caribbean Festival, 1 p.m.-midnight, William Pitt Union,
412-648-7394, lavst12@ucis.pitt.edu.

Oct. 1

Lecture, “American Bog Bodies: The Archaeology of Ancient Wetland Cemeteries in Florida,” Lee Newsom, Pennsylvania State University professor, 1 p.m., Carnegie Lecture Hall, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 4400 Forbes Ave., call 412-622-3288 to register, www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/info/calender.htm.