Past Events

BSU's Up All Night with Nyae Slanger
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 10:00pm
Boomer's, University of Pittsburgh at Titusville

Former BSU president and Pitt alumnae Nyae Slanger returns to campus to share her musical talents and stories of how getting her start at Pitt Titusville has contributed to her success.

Radical Love in an Age of Racial Oppression: Social Work, Social Change, & the Politics of Unflinching Inclusivity
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
2017 Cathedral of Learning

A lecture by Dr. John L. Jackson, Jr. (Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice). Presented by the School of Social Work Sidney A. Teller Lecture Series.

Monica Popescu: Rethinking Postcolonial Studies through a Cold War Lens
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12:30pm
602 Cathedral of Learning

A presenation by Monica Popescu (Associate Professor, William Dawson Scholar of African Literatures English Department, McGill University).

Literary Battlegrounds: African Literature and the Cold War
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:15pm
501 Cathedral of Learning

A presentation by Monica Popescu (Associate Professor, William Dawson Scholar of African Literatures English Department, McGill University).

Mosaics: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference - Department of French and Italian
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
9:00am to 7:00pm
Cathedral of Learning, Rooms 501 and 602

Dr. Alison James (University of Chicago) will present the keynote address, “Assembling the Infinite: Lists and Limits in Experimental Writing.”

Sharing Food and Words: The African and Africana Research Forum
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
1:30pm to 5:00pm
Cup & Chaucer, Hillman Library

Faculty and students will lead discussions on conducting research and writing about Africa and the African Diaspora while sharing food from Africa (Ethiopia, Congo and northern Africa).

Looking Back and Moving Onwards: Excavating Feminist Media Histories
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm
University Club, Gold Room

This film symposium will feature speakers Diana W. Anselmo (University of Pittsburgh), Hillary Hallett (Columbia University), Miriam Posner and Marika Cifor (University of California, Los Angeles), Shelly Stamp (University of California, Santa Cruz), and Elana Levine (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

FORGE Presents: Ocean Vuong
Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
William Pitt Union, Lower Lounge

Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong will read from his most recent best-selling book "Night Sky with Exit Wounds." 

Diversity in Modern Culture Film Series: "Pariah"
Monday, February 27, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:30pm
B-23 Alumni Hall - Training Room

A screening and discussion of Dee Rees' film "Pariah" followed by a discussion lead by University of Pittsburgh faculty Diana Anselmo Sequeira (Film Studies) and Ashley Woodson (School of Education). Reservations required.

Quantum Transport and Electron Interactions in Few-Layer Atomic Membranes
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:00am
321 Allen Hall

The Pittsburgh Quantum Institute presents Jeanie Lau of Ohio State University as part of the Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series.