Thursday, August 31, 2006
Since this Monday is Labor Day and the university is closed, I will have a special make-up walk-in hour, 12:30-1:30 pm, on Wednesday.
As always, feel free to e-mail to set up an appointment if you can't make the Monday 1-2:30 time and you need to see me.
Monday, August 28, 2006
Already your professors try to contact you by Pitt e-mail through Courseweb and Peoplesoft; and when people look you up on the pitt.edu directory, they find your Pitt e-mail.
So if you are not regularly checking your pitt.edu address, you should be!
And if it's full of old messages and over quota so that messages to you bounce back to their sender, it's time to clean it out.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
WELCOME TO THE ISLAMIC REFORMATION
SEPT 14, 5:30PM, FRICK FINE ARTS AUDITORIUM
Reza Aslan is a popular writer, speaker and scholar of comparative religions.
His first book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam, has been translated into half a dozen languages. He studied at Santa Clara and Harvard Universities and the University of California, and was visiting assistant professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Iowa. He’s been widely published, and is a frequent contributor to the national press. Co-sponsored by the Center for West European Studies/European Union Center of Excellence, Consortium for Educational
Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS), Department of Religious Studies, Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Muslim Student Association, Global Studies, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
1. PITT ARTS has a program called the Cheap Seat Program, wherein we sell
We sell about 9,400 Cheap Seats a year
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, $12 for students and $17 for faculty and staff
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, $12 for students and $17 for faculty and staff
Pittsburgh Opera, $16-$33 for students and $26-$43 for faculty and staff
Pittsburgh CLO, $12 for students, $14 for faculty and staff
CLO Cabaret, $12 for students, $14 for faculty and staff
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, students only, $5.50-$34.50
Pittsburgh Public Theatre, $12.50 students, $25.50 for faculty and staff
Quantum Theatre, students $15, $22-$25 for faculty and staff
Guitar Society of Fine Arts, students $10-$15, $14-$20 for faculty and staff
MCG Jazz, $20-$25 students, $32-$35 for faculty and staff
Renaissance & Baroque Society, $10 for students, $15 for faculty and staff
In addition, we program a number of Pitt Nights, which for a great price (only $17 for Pitt Night at the Pittsburgh Symphony for Scheherazade on September 29th, as low as $18 for Pitt Night the Opera for Pagliacci on Oc
2. Don’t miss Attack of the Cheap Seats on September 14th. Not only will there be great entertainment, but also you can buy cheap tickets for the entire season (or any parts thereof!)
3. PITT ARTS sponsors its annual Art Fair on September 21st in the William Pitt Ballroom. S
4. Free Visits: All Pitt students with valid Pitt ID’s, part-time, full-time, grad/undergrad, get in free during the academic year and over holiday break
5. Artful Wednesdays: PITT ARTS and Residence Life have been lively partners for a fantastic program that takes place nearly every Wednesday in the fall from noon
September 27th, Besame
Jorge Delgado brings the sounds of
Celebrate the energy and life of
6. We have MUCH in the way of literature regarding current arts information, including quite literally, hundreds of press releases, and promotional information about current shows in the arts community. From time
Call us at 4-4498
7. Free Arts Encounters
PITT ARTS is not a club and students do not join our organization; however, undergraduate students can sign up
8. PITT ARTS does not sell: Pitt Theatre tickets, Pitt Theatre semester passes, Kuntu Reper
9. The #61, #71, #500 and #501 buses run back and forth from Pitt
If you have any questions about this campus briefing, feel free to call me directly at 4-4462.
All Best-- Annabelle
from Elaine Linn at the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS):
... On 31 March 2007, at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, CERIS will sponsor an undergraduate research symposium entitled "Islam: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives." Students from over twenty-seven member institutions are invited to submit abstracts of research papers and then present their findings before a panel of jurors. The event day will include a luncheon, a keynote address, and a reception at which cash prizes will be awarded to the most noteworthy participants.
Initially, papers should be prepared for an academic course, seminar, or independent study; they should relate to Islamic history, economics, politics, languages, literature, philosophy, theology, law, arts or sciences from the seventh century to the present and from any of the broad geographical areas of the world. Student applicants must have a faculty mentor to assure the quality of their research and to assist them in preparing abstracts, revising their papers, and preparing a 10-15 minute presentation of their research.
Information about the 2007 CERIS Undergraduate Research Symposium (including deadlines, submission details, guidelines for abstracts, and judging criteria) are available at www.cerisnet.org. . We will accept abstract submissions from 15 November 2006 through 15 February 2007.
Feel free to contact me with questions or e-mail Dr. Therese Bonin, Symposium Chair (email@example.com).
With best wishes,
Elaine E. Linn
Assistant Director, Global Studies Program
University Center for International Studies
4102 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA
Tel: 412 648-2113
Fax: 412 624-4672
Monday, August 14, 2006
I am writing to announce some good news. Last year a group of graduate
students from various disciplines (History, Russian and East European
Studies, Linguistics, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Slavic Studies,
etc.) and undergraduates participated in an Introductory Yiddish course
that was a great success. Many of us also met as part of a weekend study
group at Kiva Han. As the class came to a close, we decided to found a
I am pleased to announce that the SORC has approved our application to
become a campus organization. So that’s the good news. The Yiddish Club
at the University of Pittsburgh will serve as a point of contact for those
interested in Yiddish Studies and sponsor events designed to promote
Yiddish language and culture (e.g. film screenings, study groups, and
lecture series). The club has no religious affiliation and anyone with
interest is encouraged to join and/or attend events. The elected club
officers are as follows:
Elliott Bergman (President) firstname.lastname@example.org (Germanic Languages and
Julie Draskoczy (Vice President) email@example.com (Slavic Languages and
Scott Goldman (Director of Undergraduate Affairs/ Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org
(Jewish Studies major)
Prof. Ilya Prizel (Russian and East European Studies, Political Science)
Prof. Alex Orbach (Jewish Studies)
Prof. Clark Muenzer (Germanic Languages and Literatures)
Laurie Cohen (Librarian, Hillman Library, Collection Development)
Thank you for your support and feel free to contact either Julie or I
should you have any questions.
P.S. If you would like to have your name removed from our mailing list or
you know somebody who would like to be added, please let us know. Feel
free to forward this e-mail to interested students and faculty.
"the Yiddish language [is] a language of exile, without a land, without
frontiers, not supported by any government?" from Isaac Bashevis
Singer’s 1976 Nobel Prize Lecture
If you have an add/drop issue, please come to my office (2610 CL) on Monday the 28th or Tuesday the 29th.
If you plan to add a class but are not able to add the class formally before the first session on Monday or Tuesday, you should go to the class anyway. We can process the add after that.
If you have not registered for the fall term, you need to go to Thackeray Hall and ask about late registration.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
1) Put the blog's url in your "favorites" or "bookmarks" file and visit often.
2) Use the funny little orange button at the bottom of the page to subscribe to the blog using a Newsreader (or an Aggregator). You're on your own here. I managed to get the button on the page, but I have no idea how to do the rest.
3) Put your e-mail address in the box at the bottom of the page to have the blog postings e-mailed to you.
UPDATE: The funnty orange button and the e-mail subscription box were at the bottom of the page, but they seem to migrate toward the middle as I add new posts. (HTML is not my strong suit.) The funny orange button in question has a white dot in the lower left corner and then two arcs to the north-east. I think it's meant to conjure up radio waves, or something. It's not the "I Power Blogger" button that actually does seem to stay at the bottom of the page.)