Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11:45am Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Using the example of Acceptance Journeys Milwaukee, a Center for Disease Control-funded campaign designed to address HIV risk by reducing community level stigma against LGBT people, this event examines the ways that multiple, diverse disciplines contribute to successful public health campaigns. This kick-off event will allow attendees to learn about the project narratives, what goes into implementing a public health campaign, and hear from some of the participants in Acceptance Journeys about their involvement.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8:00pm Andy Warhol Museum
George Lewis will present his highly regarded chamber compositions in performances by David Shively, flutist Lindsey Goodman, violinist Dawn Posey, cellist Jonathan Golove, pianist Eric Moe, and conducted by Roger Zahab. This performance 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.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 3:00pm 3106 Posvar Hall
The first in a series of events devoted to exploring and engaging August Wilson's Fences, this biographical talk will be led by Laurence Glasco, associate professor of history at Pitt.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 6:00pm Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
In his lecture, Terry Smith will introduce the 2016 Global Studies Faculty Fellowship Project: Coevality: Global Ethics in a Time of Total Change. This research project also takes the form of a graduate seminar and a series of public lectures and symposia to be offered this semester and this Fall (2016) by distinguished visitors, including T.J. Demos (Center for Creative Ecologies, Santa Cruz), literary theorists Amy J. Elias (U of Tennessee), Christian Moraru (U of N. Carolina), and philosopher Peter Singer (Princeton).
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 6:00pm Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Kale Fajardo is Associate Professor of American Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and author of Filipino Crosscurrents: Oceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization (University of Minnesota Press). Professor Fajardo’s talk will focus on a revealing ethnographic case study: the submerged and forgotten histories of Filipino cannery workers in Astoria, Oregon in the early 20th Century. Discussing his inter/trans disciplinary research in Astoria (and Oregon more broadly), he will engage the concept, reality and problem of settler colonialism in the context of Oregon and the Philippines.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
This event will provide a forum for University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff, and students to debate the difficult issues surrounding genomics information, using a dynamic format in which each speaker will give a short presentation and a panel will be formed to answer questions from the audience.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 7:00pm University Club
Michael Roth is a leading public intellectual advocating for a ‘pragmatic liberal education’ and the continued significance and role higher education plays in American society. His most recent book, Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, was published by Yale University Press in 2014 and has received national attention in the current public debates over the advantages or disadvantages of a liberal education.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 4:00pm 501 Cathedral of Learning
Panel discussion featuring Annie Seaton (Bard) and Erica Hunt (Wesleyan), moderated by Dawn Lundy Martin (Pitt). The panel will focus on the definition and value of "black poetics" in our contemporary moment.
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 11:00am 125 Frick Fine Arts Building
The second in a series of events devoted to exploring and engaging August Wilson's Fences, this reading will be led by Christopher Rawson, senior lecturer in English. The readings, which will take place on March 14th and 16th, will feature professional local actors.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 3:00pm 3106 Posvar Hall
The third in a series of events devoted to exploring and engaging August Wilson's Fences, this lecture will be given by Richard Oestreicher, associate professor of history at Pitt.