Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:00pm Music Building, Room 123
Works-in-progress presentation of a unique collaborative project between composer Amy Williams and video artist Aaron Henderson. Williams and Henderson will produce original artworks based on films such as The Lives of Others, Run Lola Run, and Time Code.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 2:00pm University Club, Ballroom B
America has its roots in a strong meritocratic tradition: our society was built on the fact that everyone had an equal chance to scale the ladders of success, no matter one’s family background. However, over the last 30 years, evidence shows that this tradition has been shaken, and young people from college-educated homes and high school-educated homes have diverged on many factors predicting life success. What is the impact of this change, and how is it moving us away from a humanistic perspective? As part of the American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series, Robert Putnam, who has dedicated much of his academic life to studying American society, will discuss these changes, and how the various disciplines of the humanities can come together to address these serious economic, social, political, and moral challenges.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:30pm 4130 Posvar Hall
This lecture dialogue between Deborah Cowen, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Toronto, and Brian Holmes, internationally known art critic and philosopher, is the second 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.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 6:00pm Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
This lecture by Giulia Pacini (Modern Languages, College of William and Mary) 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. The series is designed to investigate how the intensive study of the history and physical configuration of sites contributes to our understanding of what it means to be human.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Stacy Nadeau was a participant in the original Dove Real Beauty campaign - a campaign that celebrates the natural physical variation embodied by all women and inspires them to have confidence and be comfortable with themselves. Her visit to campus will coincide with Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and will speak to students about discovering a true sense of self without the pressures of society and media.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:00pm Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
This discussion is part of a weeklong residency featuring George Lewis, the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University, whose scholarly work centers on the implications of improvisation as a practice of social transformation.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 4:00pm University Club
To further connect the practice of education to the study of humanities and build on the successful fall event with Dr. Russell Skiba, the Center for Urban Education (CUE) will host a three-part event entitled, "Justice on Both Sides: Toward a Discourse of Restoration in Schools." This event will features a visit from Dr. Maisha Winn of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and will focus on the ways in which restorative justice practices have the potential to change language and practices in urban schools.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 5:00pm Cathedral of Learning 501
These talks and workshops will explore issues surrounding the use of sound in composition practice and pedagogy.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 6:00pm Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
This lecture is part of a weeklong residency featuring George Lewis, the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University, whose scholarly work centers on the implications of improvisation as a practice of social transformation.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 8:00pm Bellefield Auditorium
A performance with Voyager, George Lewis’ music interactive music performance software, will connect performers at Pitt, University of California Irvine, and SF Jazz via Internet2. This performance is part of a weeklong residency featuring Professor Lewis, the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University, whose scholarly work centers on the implications of improvisation as a practice of social transformation.