Friday, April 8, 2016 - 3:00pm Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
This lecture is part of the Agora speaker series within the Department of Communication, which invites scholars to share work of relevance to the many aspects of communication scholarship. This lecture will feature, Daniel Gross (University of California, Irvine), whose book on the history of emotions was published by the University of Chicago Press.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Each spring Pitt-Titusville partners with the Titusville Council on the Arts and the Titusville Area School District to offer the community a Day of Poetry in order to celebrate National Poetry Month in April. The celebration culminates in a Day of Poetry where UPT hosts a poet who offers a poetry reading of his or her own work, a writing workshop for UPT students and community members, and is the guest of honor at the evening awards ceremony which recognizes the winners of the poetry contest. This year, Pitt-Titusville will host Rudy Francisco, a spoken word poet who combines activism and poetry to enlighten the minds of those who witness his performance.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 5:30pm 4130 Posvar Hall
This lecture by Mark Jarzombek (MIT) is the fifth in a year-long series of events titled Globalizing the Human. The series will invite colleagues from the humanities and social sciences (and cognate professional schools) to jointly explore questions that highlight the urgency of thinking globally about the humanities and humanistically about globalization.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 6:00pm Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
This is a group of screenings and panel discussion about the function, uses, and aesthetics of documentaries about architecture, space, and siting on British television. It connects to a season of screenings that will be held in June 2016 at the British Film Institute. The event at Pitt will consist of a brief explanation of the larger project, a set of screenings, and a panel discussion/Q&A featuring faculty from Film Studies, English, History of Art and Architecture, and Engineering.
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 5:00pm Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602
This reading of the new play Blood/Water/Paint by Seattle-based playwright Joy McCullough-Carranza will be performed on Friday, April 15th. The reading will be in connection and in conversation with Nine, the concurrent production at the University of Pittsburgh main-stage. Both of these plays deal with Italian artists, though Nine is a male-written play that views the story through the lens of a misogynistic film-maker in the 1960s and Blood/Water/Paint is a female-written play about the 17th century painter, Artemisia Gentileschi.
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 1:00pm
A showcase of student-choreographed dances by the Pitt Ballet Club. This year the program will draw inspiration from the movies and choreographers will work with songs featured on movie soundtracks.
Boxes and Walls in an interactive exhibit in which participants are led by a tour guide through a series of "rooms." Each room is designed to focus on historically oppressed groups, cultures, or social justice concerns named by students. During the tour participants are placed into scenarios and participate in activities that reflect the daily life of oppressed populations.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 12:00pm William Pitt Union Ballroom
Final exhibition and performances associate with Pitt's Department of Physics and Astronomy "Artists in Residence" program.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 5:30pm Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
This conversation with Pedro Reyes, sculptor-artist-activist, is the final event in a year-long series titled Globalizing the Human. The series will invite colleagues from the humanities and social sciences (and cognate professional schools) to jointly explore questions that highlight the urgency of thinking globally about the humanities and humanistically about globalization.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 7:30pm Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
The conclusion of the semester-long UHC Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Fellowships, this event will feature presentations from Eric Shiner (director, Warhol Museum) and Irina Reyn (assistant professor of writing, Pitt) about the role their experiences as undergraduates played in their lives and careers.