Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7:00pm Heymann Theater
The final event in the Year's exciting Mediterranean Metageographies series, these readings of Lina Prosa's award-winning play Lampedusa Beach will take place in Pitt's Heymann Theater. The reading on Monday will be in Italian. Tuesday's reading will be in English.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 7:00pm Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
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 Grant Oliphant, president of the Heinz Endowments.
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 9:00am Bellefield Hall Auditorium
This is the third year for the Big Band Festival at Pitt. This year, Pitt's Jazz Ensemble hosts outstanding big bands from CAPA Middle and High Schools, Upper St. Clair High School, Carnegie Mellon University, and West Virginia University.
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:00am Frick Fine Arts Building
Sponsored by the Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, the Mindfulness Fair will showcase mindfulness resources and activities available to both the campus community and the Pittsburgh region, and will feature information tables, collective practices, talks, discussion groups and activities for children.
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 12:00pm Posvar Hall, Galleria, First Floor
The 36th Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival will feature Latin American and Caribbean music, dance, food, arts, crafts, and information on local and regional organizations. Since its inception, the festival has showcased the diversity of Latin American and Caribbean cultures by combining the resources of the Center for Latin American Studies with people of Latin American heritage. The growth of Pittsburgh's Latin American and Caribbean community has made the festival one of the largest gatherings of Latin Americans and Latinos/as in Western Pennsylvania.
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 5:00pm Kelly Strayhorn Theater
The University Press and the new Center for African American Poetry and Poetics are pleased to sponsor this interactive workshop, featuring poets who engage with America’s deepest and most vexing social and moral problem: race. By offering their deeply humanistic perspective on a set of issues usually regarded as social science terrain, the participants will demonstrate the unique and powerful insights that the humanities can bring to bear on even the most profound human dilemmas. Free and open to everyone, this event invited the public to discover contemporary poetics in practice.
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 4:00pm 1228 Cathedral of Learning
Professor Deborah Harris will present her research on the ways that gender factors into approaches to food and food preparation. Professor Harris (Texas State University) is the author of Taking the Heat: Women Chefs and Gender Inequality in the Kitchen.
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 7:00pm Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
The University Press and the new Center for African American Poetry and Poetics are pleased to sponsor these readings and discussion, featuring poets who engage with America’s deepest and most vexing social and moral problem: race. By offering their deeply humanistic perspective on a set of issues usually regarded as social science terrain, the participants will demonstrate the unique and powerful insights that the humanities can bring to bear on even the most profound human dilemmas.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2:00pm 3106 Posvar Hall
The fourth in a series of events devoted to exploring and engaging August Wilson's Fences, this screening will be followed by a faculty-led discussion.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Entitled “Humanities in Continuing Education,” this one-day series of events hosted by Pitt's College of General Studies (CGS) will provide a platform for exploring the role of the humanities in the field of continuing education. Many CGS students are veterans, retirees, working parents, reentry students, transfer students, or professionals seeking educational advancement and personal fulfillment. Collectively, they bring knowledge, perspectives, needs, and experiences that will offer a unique contribution to the ongoing dialogue happening this year at Pitt. The “Humanities in Continuing Education” program will feature a succession of events, each engaging with the humanities as a means of connecting academic, personal, and professional worlds and aspirations.