Monday, January 25, 2016 - 6:00pm Carnegie Museum of Art Theater 4400 Forbes Avenue
This lecture from Claire Goldstein (French and Italian, UC-Davis) is part of a spring 2016 lecture series, Versailles: Space, Power, Memory, organized by the Architectural Studies Program and the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh.
An innovative reading of Dickens’ classic directed by Lisa Jackson Schebetta and conducted by Roger Zahab with gifted actor/singers from Pitt's Departments of Theatre Arts and Music. All proceeds will benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 1:15pm University Club, Ballroom B
A moderated panel consisting of executives from global companies that have a presence in the Pittsburgh region, international business experts from international chambers of commerce, faculty experts, and PittBusiness alumni will discuss skills like global competence that cross over from the humanities. They will also address what companies are looking for when they hire graduates and student interns.
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 5:00pm Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Helen Small's most recent book is The Value of the Humanities (2013, Oxford University Press), which provides a critical account of the principal arguments used to defend the value of the humanities. This talk will begin with arguments made about the humanities by Bertrand Russell before moving to present day debates. Professor Small (Oxford University) will also take part in the panel in Pitt's Honors College on February 2nd.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 1:00pm Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Helen Small's book The Long Life (Oxford University Press, 2007) has been described as the first major study of old age in philosophy and literature since Beauvoir's The Coming of Age. This event will feature Professor Small (Oxford) leading an informal conversation on the topic of aging, featuring Pitt faculty from the humanities, health sciences, and beyond.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:00pm Ballroom A, University Club
This panel will address the "crisis" in the liberal arts and what, exactly, constitutes a "good" education and an educated person. The panel features several well-known guests from inside and outside the University, including CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria, author of In Defense of a Liberal Education, and host of CNN's flagship international program.
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:30pm Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Susan Wells, Professor of English at Temple, is a scholar whose work has repeatedly explored the relation between medicine and rhetoric. She is currently at work on a book about Renaissance physician and writer Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy. Her presentation at this colloquium, co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, will focus on her work on Robert Burton. Responses will be from Jennifer Waldron (English, University of Pittsburgh) and Peggy Knapp (English, Carnegie Mellon University).
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 3:00pm William Pitt Union, Lower Lounge
Susan Wells, Professor of English at Temple, is a scholar whose work has repeatedly explored the relation between medicine and rhetoric. She has published two books in this area, Out of the Dead House (Wisconsin, 2001), on nineteenth century women physicians and scientific writing, and Our Bodies Ourselves and the Work of Writing (Stanford, 2010). This lecture will draw on her work in Our Bodies Ourselves.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 3:00pm 501 Cathedral of Learning
Launched in Fall 2015, the Race, Poetics, Empire focal area is a new English department initiative designed to enhance existing research strengths, establish new conversations between department members, and to actively support graduate student scholarship. The featured event of the year is a visit from Brent Hayes Edwards, professor of African American and African diasporic literatures at Columbia University. Professor Edwards’ talk will bring together his work on diaspora, music, and the archive, and will intersect importantly with ongoing conversations in Race, Poetics, and Empire and the Year of the Humanities.
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:30pm Bellefield Hall Auditorium
Chirihue is an ensemble that performs jazz, classical and folk compositions with rhythms that stretch from the Caribbean to the southern Andes. In a rare combination of craft and emotion, their music is a vital expression of the human experience in Latin America, with poignant connections to specific regional traditions.