Monday, April 4, 2016 - 8:00pm Bellefield Auditorium
Arguably the best contemporary music ensemble in France today, Ensemble Linea, a seven-member performance ensemble, will be in residence at the University of Pittsburgh from March 31 through April 5, 2016. The goal of the residency is to foster a deeper understanding of current trends in the European musical avant-garde as well as to create an international dialogue revolving around the current state of contemporary music, art, and technology globally. This event will feature Ensemble Linea performing pieces composed by Pitt music students.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Mr. Ray Yeager, Associate Professor of Art, at the University of Charleston, will present a talk entitled “Creativity and Innovation in Business: An Artist's Perspective.” Mr. Yeager currently teaches a required course in creativity to business students at his home institution. He will meet with business students during the morning and late afternoon of April 5 during business classes. We are also asking him to be the guest speaker for the Free Enterprise Luncheon that is held annually for Titusville area business leaders. Students will also be invited to attend that luncheon.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The Schenley Bridge Last Lecture Series invites Pitt professors and important local figures to speak on a topic they are passionate about and share the wisdom and knowledge of a lifetime in one hour as their "last lecture." This lecture will feature Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation.
[NOTE: This event has been cancelled. We are working to reschedule for the fall.]
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
The last in the popular "What Does it Mean to be Curious?" conversations, this event will focus on what curiosity looks like in action. Do artists, scientists, and intellectuals practice curiosity the same way? If so, what does that look like? How does curiosity differ across these fields?
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 9:00am University Club
This conference will focus on increasing the visiblity of the humanities and their importance to the successful practice of medicine. The conference is designed to underline the role of humanities in improving the practice of medicine and highlight already existing teaching and research collaborations.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 11:00am Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh is a project aimed at promoting disease prevention in marginalized populations through community-level stigma reduction. This panel discussion will feature the designers and implementers of Acceptance Journeys Pittsburgh and Acceptance Journeys Milwaukee as they outline the ways that the formative research, design, implementation, and evaluation surrounding the project relate to and draw from the fields of social work, communications, marketing and advertising, art and design, public health, and humanities fields such as religious studies, English, sociology, anthropology, social psychology, and gender, sexuality and women’s studies.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 3:00pm Martin Auditorium, 4th Floor, Sennott Square
This symposium will describe cross-disciplinary approaches to the conceptualizations and study of emotion. The event will feature Daniel Gross, Associate Professor of English, University of California at Irvine; Stephanie Preston, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan; and Jeffrey Cohn, Professor of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh.
Opening for an exhibit titled "1989 China/Avant-Garde Exhibition – from Gao Minglu Archive." The exhibit will be held in Hillman Library from April to October, 2016. The exhibition provides a glimpse into the vast number and variety of primary documentations collected by Gao Minglu, a research professor at the University of Pittsburgh and a foremost contemporary Chinese art historian, scholar, critic, and curator.
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 12:00pm Studio Theater, Blaisdell Hall
One of the dilemmas of this era of mass incarceration is dehumanization, both in maintaining one's humanity through imprisonment and a potentially long afterlife of second-class citizenship, and in continuing to see felons and ex-convicts as fully human in our society. This original devised theater project is the outcome of the theatre program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Prison Education Program and FCI McKean to explore and express the notion of Being Human in a prison setting.
Friday, April 8, 2016 -
This exhibit and lecture are part of the Bodies in Motion project, which is a partnership between the Film Studies Program and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.