Empowerment: Black History Month Events
Gospel Concert: “From Rags To Righteous featuring Leah Smith”
Friday, February 5, 2010 @ 6:00pm
Rangos Ballroom, University Center
Hosted by Impact Movement and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs
For more information, email Chris Streeter at email@example.com
University Center Late Night Event: Haiti Relief Benefit Concert
Friday, February 5, 2010 @ 9:00pm
Hosted by FORGE
CAUSE Lecture: "Making Better Babies and Perfecting the Race: Mothering and Nation-Building in Brazil"
Friday, February 12, 2010
Refreshments 4:30, Lecture & Discussion 5 - 6:30pm
TBD, Baker Hall
Dr. Okezi Otovo, Assistant Professor of History, University of Vermont
The Renaissance: A Night of Expression through the Arts
February 12, 2010
8:00pm in the Underground, Morewood Gardens
Hosted by BGSO (Black Graduate Student Organization)
If you are interested in performing in this open mic night, please contact Courtney Williamson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speak Your Mind - Multicultural Book Reading & Dinner & Discussion
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 5:00pm
University Center, Pake Room
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted by E. Lynn Harris
(All members of the campus community are welcome to attend—book reading is not a requirement for participation in dialogue.)
Hosted by Student Life and Office of Dean of Student Affairs
To pick up a copy of the book please stop by Warner 301 or email email@example.com
Workshop with Raymar Hampshire & SponsorChange.org
Monday, February 22, 2010
6:00pm, Breed Hall, Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall 103
Sponsorchange.org is a new social venture based in Pittsburgh to aid young professionals in being civically engaged while rewarding student loan stipends.
Come meet current student fellows and how they are using community service to pay off student loans. Visit www.sponsorchange.org for more information on the organization.
Speak Your Mind Diversity Dinner & Discussion
The Inequalities of Health Care
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 5:00pm
Pake Room, University Center
Hosted by MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-Health Students) and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs
Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steve Perry
Wednesday, February 24 @ 7:00pm
McConomy Auditorium, University Center
An author, educator, and principal, Dr. Perry is hoping and working hard to bridge the education gap in the United States. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at the University Center Info Desk for campus community. For Pittsburgh community please contact M. Shernell Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412.268.2075 to reserve your ticket.
Author Rebecca Skloot will discuss her exciting new book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Friday, February 26 @ 3:30pm
Erwin Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53
Skloot's book, which took Skloot 10 years to write, is already at #5 on the New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers List.
Skloot's work tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African American woman whose cells---taken without her permission in the 1950s at Johns Hopkins---have become a central tool of biomedical research. These "HeLa" cells, the first "immortal" human cells to be predictably cultured and reproduced in the lab, were central to the development of the polio vaccine in the 1950s. HeLa clones---trillions by some counts---continue to be a made, bought, and sold, and to fuel research around the world, including recent advances in radiation therapy, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping. But Skloots work goes beyond the HeLa story. It's also the story of the Lacks family and deeply connected to the history of African Americans, current debates on informed consent, donor protocols, and the "business" of medicine.
Rebecca Skloot is an Assistant Professor at University of Memphis and an award-winning writer. She's a contributing editor at Popular Science and has been a correspondent for NPR's RadioLab and PBS's Nova Science NOW. Her work appears in The New York Times, O, Discover, Columbia Journalism Review, and Prevention. Skloot has degrees in biological sciences and nonfiction writing and has taught at Memphis, the University of Pittsburgh, and NYU's graduate program of Science, Health and Environmental Reporting.
Sponsored by the English Department
New School-Old School Conversation: “The State of the Black Community”
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
University Center, Rangos 1 @ 6:30 pm
Hosted by Black Graduate Student Organization