Lecture spotlight: Criminal law and social work; ‘Raising the Dead’

2021 Rubash Lecture
12:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom or on Zoom

Pitt Law and the Pitt School of Social Work will co-host the 2021 Rubash Lecture. This year's lecture will feature Pitt Law alumna Francine Donnorummo (JD '92), a special victims unit chief for the 20th Judicial Circuit in Fort Myers, Fla. She will focus on the intersection of criminal law and social work, which can be a powerful tool in combatting child abuse and sexual exploitation. She will discuss how to optimize both social workers and law enforcement to best protect children in a society that has a high tolerance for child abuse. Participants must register to attend here, whether attending in-person or virtually. You will receive details on accessing the event via email. 


Raising the Dead: Exploring George A. Romero’s Archives
7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 21, virtual event

This virtual talk will be on “The Zombie Rebellion: the Evolution of George Romero’s ‘Day of the Dead” by Adam Hart, visiting researcher with the University Library System, exploring the development of the iconic zombie classic using materials from the George A. Romero Archive at Pitt.  Followed by a discussion with Romero scholar  Tom Fallows of the University of Baltimore Global Campus.  Time for audience Q&A will be included at the end. This event requires registration.