Lecture spotlight: Speech perception; LGBTQ studies; Oct. 27 efforts

“Neuroscience of Speech Perception” by Bharath Chandrasekaran, 4:45-6 p.m. Oct. 11, University Club, Ballroom A

Chandrasekaran, professor for School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Communication Science and Disorders, will give the 21st annual Jack Matthews-Herbert Rubin Lecture. Please RSVP no later than Oct. 7


“My Butch Career: A Memoir” by Esther Newton
6:30 p.m. Oct. 2, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Pioneering LGBTQ studies scholar Esther Newton, a retired professor of women’s studies at the University of Michigan, will read excerpts from her memoir followed by a Q&A session. The event is sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies program in celebration of its new minor in LBGTQ and Critical Sexuality Studies. Find more information at GSWS.pitt.edu


“Community Efforts for Resiliency After 10/27/18 and Preparations for 10/27/19” by Maggie Feinstein, director of the 10.27 Healing Partnership
Noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 2017 Cathedral of Learning

Over the past year, the greater Pittsburgh community joined with local organizations and those outside of the Pittsburgh area to identify effective ways to help our community heal after the Oct. 27, 2018 synagogue mass shooting. As part of this effort, a group of 10 partners including federal and state governmental organizations and local community groups met weekly for 10 months to lead the creation of the new organization – the 10.27 Healing Partnership. Part of the Pitt Social Work Speaker Series.


"Race, Rights and Rifles: White Racial Attitudes and the Debate Over Guns" by Alexandra Filindra, associate professor of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Noon, Oct. 8, 2017 Cathedral of Learning

Filindra specializes in American immigration policy, immigration decisions, racial prejudice and its effects on policy preferences, public opinion, political psychology and survey research. Part of the Center on Race & Social Problems Fall 2019 Speaker Series.