Dear faculty and staff colleagues,

Academic Affairs compiles this listing of regional events and lectures and sends it out at the end of each week. It is run through listserv software at West Virginia University. If you would like to subscribe, you will find instructions for doing so at the bottom of this email. We are sending this week’s email vial the campus all-staff mailer in order to inform new members of the community of this resource.

Carnegie Mellon University
School of Art Lecture
Julie Heffernan uses a process called image streaming to create open narrative paintings. Her work endeavors to see more deeply inside to those myriad selves that accumulate over time; hence the titles: Self-Portrait as Wreck and Self-Portrait as Random Perfect Being.

Tepper School of Business W.L. Mellon Speaker Series
The W.L. Mellon Speaker Series presents Eric L. Butler (BS/E'81, TPR'86), Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Union Pacific Corporation.

Adamson Writers Series Presents Jericho Brown
Jericho Brown worked as the speechwriter for the Mayor of New Orleans before receiving his PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston. He also holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and a BA from Dillard University. The recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and the Krakow Poetry Seminar in Poland, Brown is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego.

Can Financial Engineering Cure Cancer?
The Sixth Nash Distinguished Lecture Series in Quantitative Finance presents Andrew W. Lo, the Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management, the director of MIT's Laboratory for Financial Engineering, and a principal investigator at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. In this talk, Professor Lo will provide a brief overview of the key role that financial innovation played in the crisis, and how a deeper appreciation of human nature and incentives may allow financial engineers to focus the enormous power of global financial markets on one of society's most pressing challenges: curing cancer.

The Honorable Tom Ridge: Political Leadership in the Presidential Election Season
As we enter the final stages of the 2012 election season, voters must look beyond political rhetoric as they decide which presidential candidate they want to define America's goals and lead the way forward. Governor Ridge will survey the political landscape and explore the primary issues of this campaign season and of America's future. Sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics and the Thomas M. Kerr Jr. Pre-Law Program.

Duquesne University
Energy and Environment in the Alleghenies
Co-sponsored with the Air & Waste Management Association, Allegheny Mountain Section, this conference will explore government policy and industry practice in the southwestern Pennsylvania energy sector.

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture by Natasha Tretheway
Natasha Tretheway is the current U.S. Poet Laureate and author of Native Guard, for which she was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.  It is the first lecture in the University of Pittsburgh Writing Program’s 2012/13 Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series.

Becoming Mexico: Culture, Politics and the Imagined Americas
Symposium sponsored by Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies, Humanities Center, Cultural Studies Program, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and others.

Lawyers, Music, and Money: From Dreams to Reality with a Pitt Law Degree
Lecture given by Scott R. Jablonski (GSPIA ’04, LAW ’04), lawyer and singer-songwriter. Sponsors are Pitt’s School of Law Center for International Legal Education and Innovation Practice Institute.

Achieving Social Justice in the Obama Era: Power and Legalities
Lecture by Mary Frances Berry, the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania. The event is cosponsored by Pitt’s Office of Public Affairs, the School of Social Work, and the ACLU of PA.

The Emerging Legend Series presents a free performance by the local Celtic quintet Callán from noon to 1 p.m., Cup & Chaucer Café, ground floor, Hillman Library, 3960 Forbes Ave., Oakland. The free series is presented by the University of Pittsburgh Library System and Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society.

West Virginia University
Reproductive cancer susceptibility gene products in women
Seminar presentation by Jacqelyn Hand, Ph.D. student in reproductive physiology.

The Benefits of Diversity
Lecture by Dr. Scott E. Page, author of "The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies," about how we think in groups and why collective wisdom works.


The Office of Academic Affairs at Washington & Jefferson College compiles this list of events and lectures at colleges and universities in the region. It is sent each Friday and includes events for the following Monday to Sunday period. To have your public calendar events included in this weekly message, email a link to your calendar to

To subscribe to this list, send a message to with the single line

subscribe regionalevents

To unsubscribe from this list, click here.


  • No labels

This page has no comments.