Past Events

Sep
28
Global Issues through Literature: Multicultural Societies
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.

Sep
28
Presidential Election Panel Discussion
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 9:30pm to Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:00am
University Club - Ballroom B

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. 

Sep
29
Anna Mae Duane: "Reading Black Children in the 19c: A New Origin Story"
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. 

Oct
04
Disability Culture Pedagogies: When Having Fun Together is Radical Practice
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 -
9:00pm to 10:30pm
109 Barco Law Building

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.

Oct
04
Dialogue with the Dean of Students
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. 

Oct
05
Finnish Education Symposium
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
12:30pm to 8:30pm
5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Guest speakers, scholars, and students will share their research and experiences centered on Finland’s education system and Finnish culture.

Oct
05
Disability Studies Reading Group
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:45pm
4065 Forbes Tower

Luncheon and reading discussion with scholar, poet, community performance artist and disability culture activist Petra Kuppers.

Oct
05
Poetry Reading with Petra Kuppers and Stephanie Heit
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. 

Oct
06
Smoke Screen: Under the Influence with Moe Spencer
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.

Oct
06
Public Debate: Should the City of Pittsburgh Have Legal Graffiti Walls?
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:30pm to Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:30am
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Building, Room G23

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. 

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