Category: Events

Category: Events

Q&A with <i>American Dinosaur Abroad</i> author Ilja Nieuwland

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Q&A with American Dinosaur Abroad author Ilja Nieuwland

Ilja Nieuwland is the author of American Dinosaur Abroad: A Cultural History of Carnegie’s Plaster Diplodocus. He is a historian of science–in particular paleontology–attached to the Huygens Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam. American Dinosaur Abroad covers the discovery in 1899 of the Diplodocus carnegii—or Dippy, as it’s known today—by a team of paleontologists sponsored by Andrew Carnegie. Then the longest and largest dinosaur on record, the Diplodocus skeleton was replicated into plaster casts that were gifted to different nations by Carnegie in the years leading up to World War I. In this largely untold history, Nieuwland…

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Meet Michael MacCambridge, author of Chuck Noll: His Life’s Work

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Meet Michael MacCambridge, author of Chuck Noll: His Life’s Work

Event dates and times:  Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m. University of Dayton Bookstore Marianist Hall 300 College Park Dayton, OH  45469 Free and Open to the Public – Friday October 28, 6 p.m. Barnes & Noble-South Hills 301 South Hills Village Pittsburgh, PA 15241 Free and Open to the Public – Saturday October 29, 2 p.m. Penguin Bookshop 417 Beaver St. Sewickley, PA 15143 Free and Open to the Public – BOOK LAUNCH The Life and Legacy of Chuck Noll with Pittsburgh Steelers Greats Joe Greene, Rocky Bleier, and Tunch Ilkin  Sunday October 30, 1 p.m. Heinz History Center 1212…

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2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading

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2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading

University of Pittsburgh Presents the Drue Heinz Literature Prize Reading Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m. O’Hara Student Center 4024 O’Hara St. Pittsburgh, PA  15213 Free, open to the public Followed by book signing Featuring Melissa Yancy Author of Dog Years Winner of the 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize Richard Russo Judge Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Everybody’s Fool Dog Years Melissa Yancy “Yancy breaks through her characters’ surfaces of isolation and pretense to explore the uncharted yet universal depths of human emotion. Opening with the title story, a vignette about a couple, both geneticists, grappling with their son’s muscular dystrophy in…

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A landmark event exploring race in America

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A landmark event exploring race in America

Poetry and Race in America How the Humanities Engage with Social Problems   Two Special Events in Pittsburgh Free and Open to the Public   Readings and Moderated Discussions Monday, March 21, 7-9 p.m. Frick Fine Arts Auditorium University of Pittsburgh, Oakland Campus Moderated by Terrance Hayes, Co-Director Center for African American Poetry and Poetics   Interactive Workshop Sunday, March 20, 5-6:30 p.m. Kelly-Strayhorn Theater Alloy Studios 5530 Penn Avenue Hosted by Janera Solomon, Executive Director Kelly-Strayhorn Theater     About the Events Two departments at the University of Pittsburgh will combine artistic forces for a landmark event, giving the…

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Pittsburgh Literary Events: September/October 2015

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Pittsburgh Literary Events: September/October 2015

If you are in Pittsburgh, don’t miss the chance to hear and meet these fabulous University of Pittsburgh Press and Pitt Poetry Series authors:   Toi Derricotte September 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Coffee Tree Roasters 5524 Walnut Street Pittsburgh, PA 15232 Pitt poet Toi Derricotte (The Undertaker’s Daughter) will be discussed by members of the Pitt Poetry Exchange on September 23 at the Coffee Tree Roasters in Shadyside. It’s free and open to the public; call 412-621-6880 for more info. Local poet Michael Wurster will lead the discussion.   Lynn Emanuel September 30th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The University Store 4000…

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