Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 9:00pm 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
In this first meeting of the 2016-2017 academic year, the Global Issues through Literature teacher reading group will discuss French multiculturalism through a study of the young adult novel Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow by Faiza Guene. Due to a high volume of interest, registration for this event is currently closed.
Hot topics such as the economy, the environment, criminal justice, health care, data security and religion will be discussed in this panel discussion presented by Equipoise.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 8:00pm G24 Cathedral of Learning
What did black children read in the eras of slavery and reconstruction? What literature could possibly have been written for them? Anna Mae Duane, an associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut, will explore how the study of early African American children’s literature offers an expanded perspective on literary traditions.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 -
Scholar, poet, community performance artist and disability culture activist Petra Kuppers will discuss how teachers can help students see the generative and complex potential of disability’s signification in a world that still stigmatizes and limits disability expression.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 11:00pm O'Hara Dining Room
Participate in the on-going conversation regarding diversity and inclusion on Pitt’s campus by attending this round-table discussion hosted by Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner. Engage with your peers in a meaningful way and provide recommendations to help make Pitt a more inclusive campus.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
Guest speakers, scholars, and students will share their research and experiences centered on Finland’s education system and Finnish culture.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
Luncheon and reading discussion with scholar, poet, community performance artist and disability culture activist Petra Kuppers.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:00pm 501 Cathedral of Learning
Featuring special guest Petra Kuppers - scholar, poet, community performance artist and disability culture activist. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Ferguson Theater
Moe Spencer, an attorney who specializes in marijuana law, will introduce students to the history of marijuana growth and use in the US – and the reasons it became illegal. He will focus on marijuana’s classification as a Schedule 1 substance and discuss its far reaching economic and racial consequences.
In partnership with the University of Pittsburgh’s William Pitt Debate Union, Hemispheric Conversations Urban Art Project (HCUAP) has invited a panel representing the city’s Graffiti Squad, local graffiti artists, neighborhood council and graffiti watch members, and criminology and communication scholars to offer reflections on the possibility of creating a legal graffiti wall in Pittsburgh.