Dr. Connie Ruzich from Robert Morris University summarizes the remarks of Greg Mortenson, author of "Three Cups of Tea," who talked about his campaign of building schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan and his role as an advisor to governments in dealing with this troubled part of the world.
Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea and founder of the Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace, answers questions submitted from the audience at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series on April 28, 2010. Mortenson has forged relationships with the tribal leaders in Afghaistan and Pakistan to establish girls' schools and foster literacy. He has also advised the US government in how to work with the people of this region at the grass-roots level.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Principal Dancer Alexandra Kochis makes her role debut this month as Odette/Odile in "Swan Lake." She talks about how she prepares this famous dual role, other favorite roles, and about life on and offstage with her husband, PBT Principal Christopher Budzynski.
Pittsburgh-born entrepreneur Stephen Greer (son of Eden Hall Foundation president George Greer) talks about his business memoir "Starting from Scrap: An Entrepreneurial Success Story," which includes personal and business insights gained while building his Hong Kong-based scrap metal company, Hartwell Pacific.
Dr. Connie Ruzich of Robert Morris University summarizes the remarks of New York Times columnist David Brooks at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series on April 7, 2010.
Director of the Center for American Music at the University of Pittsburgh and noted authority on the music of Stephen Foster, Deane Root is the current Editor in Chief of the Grove Dictionary of Music. He'll address a symposium on Foster, April 23 & 24, 2010 at the University of Pittsburgh.
Political commentator, author and New York Times columnist David Brooks talks with QED's Jim Cunningham about his recent article on fame and happiness, his writing process, musical interests such as movie music and Bruce Springsteen, the Obama presidency, and more. Brooks is the April 7th guest of the Pittsburgh Speakers Series at Heinz Hall.
Jim Cunningham talks with Eddie Palmieri, who performs on March 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm for the Community Foundation of Upper St Clair at Upper St. Clair High School. Details on the QED Cultural Calendar.
Professor Connie Ruzich of Robert Morris University recaps remarks by actress and humanitarian Mia Farrow, a guest of the Pittsburgh Speakers Series at Heinz Hall. Farrow spoke about her films, her personal connections with other celebrities, and her humanitarian work with UNICEF and in Darfur.
Music historian and pianist Benjamin Binder begins a series of Romantic art song recitals at Duquesne University with Schumann's "Myrthen" on Feb. 16, 2010 to mark the composer's bicentennial year.