Lecture Spotlight: René Magritte; treating addiction; Positive Masculinity and more

“René Magritte and the Cinema: Petrification, Fantasy, and Horror” by Lucy Fischer, Pitt professor of English and Film Studies
5:30-7:30 Oct. 24, 407 Cathedral of Learning

Lucy Fischer has directed Pitt’s Film Studies Program for 30 years. She is the author of 13 books and has held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art (New York City) and the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh). She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Art Critics Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Professors.


“Targeting Memory Mechanisms to Treat Addiction,” by Mary Torregrossa, associate professor of Psychiatry, Pitt School of Medicine
Noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 25, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Auditorium

This Meet the PI lecture highlights the findings of Translational Neuroscience Program investigator Mary Torregrossa. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Michigan in 2005 and went on to do post-doctoral work in addiction neuroscience in the lab of Peter Kalivas at the Medical University of South Carolina and with Jane Taylor at Yale University.


“Engaging Men in Mental Health Treatment using Positive Masculinity” with Pierre Azzam, Pitt associate professor of Psychiatry; Anthony Isacco, Chatham University associate professor of Psychology; and Mark Kiselica, Penn State-Harrisburg professor of Psychology and director, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
Noon-1:30 p.m. Nov. 1, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Auditorium

Experts on men's health from Pitt Psychiatry, Chatham University and Penn State-Harrisburg will introduce the audience to the topic of male isolation as a mental health risk and discuss strategies for engaging men in treatment using positive masculinity.


Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture: “Shopping for Healthcare: Can We Be Good Consumers?” by Barak Richman, professor of Law and Business Administration, Duke University
12:30-1:30 p.m., Nov. 5, Barco Law Building, Ground Floor Courtroom


Provost’s Inaugural Lecture: “Building Bridges from the Cathedral to the Community: The Power of Collaboration for Positive Neighborhood Change” by John Wallace, David E. Epperson chair, School of Social Work
4 p.m. Oct. 31, University Club, Ballroom B

The series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to distinguished professorships and endowed chairs. Reception to follow.