Events


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Thursday, April 27

Contemporary Issues in Slovakia and Central Europe
Global Beats Talk and Discussion
Time:
7:00 pm
Presenter:
Martin Votruba
Location:
Meeting Room A, Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies on behalf of
Contact Phone:
4125311912

Friday, April 28

UCIS Graduation Ceremony
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Ballroom A, University Club
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

Saturday, April 29

The Film Market in Russia and the CIS: Statistics, Analytics, Politics
Time:
10:00 am
Presenter:
Kseniia Leont'eva
Location:
407 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with Humanities Center, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Film Studies Program and Graduate Program for Cultural Studies
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Ksenia Leont’eva has a PhD in economics, is an analyst of the Russian cinema market, and head of Nevafilm Research. She graduated from the economics department of the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), Moscow, and did her post-graduate studies at the Saint-Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television. She has been working in the cinema domain since 2004. As senior analyst at Nevafilm Research she is in charge with the preparation of all the reports on the Russian and CIS cinema market development, and an editor in chief of the company magazine Cinemascope. Since 2015 she has been an associate professor of the producers’ department at Saint-Petersburg State Institute of the Cinema and Television and a lecturer at the Moscow Film School. She is the author of many articles on Russia’s cinema market, published in Russian Film Business Today, Cinemascope, Film Art, Film Journal, etc, as well as co-author and chief editor of numerous publications.

Nevafilm was founded in 1992 and has a wide range of experience in the film industry. Nevafilm Research has undertaken independent monitoring of the Russian cinema market since 2003 and is a regular partner of international research organizations providing data on the development of the Russian and CIS cinema market.

Saturday, May 6

Nashi Predky — Our Ancestors
Ukrainian Genealogy Workshop
Time:
8:00 am
Location:
Ukrainian American Citizens’ Club
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies on behalf of Nashi Predky - Our Ancestors Family History Group
Cost:
$55 ($45 if you register by March 31st)
Contact Phone:
732-356-0132
Contact Email:
genealogy@UkrHEC.org

The Nashi Predky - Our Ancestors Family History Group takes the show on the road for its first-ever event in the Pittsburgh metro area! Join fellow genealogists from Pennsylvania, Ohio, and surrounding areas for informative talks and networking opportunities.

Speakers will include Justin Houser, Michael Buryk, Rich Venezia, and Michelle Chubenko, and will feature talks on:
The Basics of Ukrainian Genealogy
Finding and Using Ukrainian Church Records
The Aliens Are Coming: USCIS Record Sets
History of Lemkos, Boykos, and Hutsuls
Using Gazetteers, Directories & Schematisms for Eastern European Research

The speakers will help you answer your questions, you'll have time to network with fellow genealogists (who may have family from the same region or village as you), and have breakfast and lunch provided, all for only $55! ($45 if you register by March 31st.)