Events


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Thursday, February 23

Year of Diversity: Rethinking Postcolonial Studies though a Cold War Lens
Time:
12:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Monica Popescu
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Department of English, Humanities Center and the Year for Diversity
Year of Diversity: Literary Battlegrounds: African Literature and the Cold War
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Monica Popescu
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center on behalf of Department of English, Humanities Center, Africana Studies, Cultural Studies Program and and the Year of Diversity

Thursday, March 2

Global Issues Through Literature: Multicultural Societies
The Day of the Pelican
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Presenter:
Karen Gaul
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Lisa Bromberg
Contact Email:
lisarbromberg@pitt.edu

This reading group gathers globally-minded educators to discuss works of fiction that can be used in the classroom to teach global competency skills. Registration for the last two sessions of the year is open; previous attendance is not necessary. This program is supported by Pitt’s Year of Diversity. Contact Lisa Bromberg with questions.
The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson, discussion led by Mrs. Karen Gaul of Winchester-Thurston School. Register at the website.

Friday, March 17 to Saturday, March 18

Serbian Movie Fesitval
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Location:
232 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies along with Serb National Federation
Contact:
Serb National Federation
Contact Phone:
412-458-5227
Contact Email:
snf@snflife.org

FRIDAY, MARCH 17
6pm: Enclave
Directed by: Goran Radovanovic

8pm: Where the Yellow Lemon Blossoms
Directed by: Zdravko Sotra

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
12pm: We Will Be the World Champions
Directed by: Darko Bajic

2:30pm: See You in Montevideo
Directed by: Dragan Bjelogrlic

6:30pm: The Man Who Defended Gavrilo Princip
Directed by: Srdjan Koljevic

*All movies will be shown with English subtitles

Tuesday, March 21

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
kmw152@pitt.edu

Blending performance footage, personal interviews, and archival film, director Morgan Neville, and producer, Caitrin Rogers, focus on the journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays from across the globe to create an intensely personal chronicle of passion, talent, and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

Friday, April 7

European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2017
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and International Business Center along with Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Contact:
Gina Peirce
Contact Phone:
4126482290
Contact Email:
gbpeirce@pitt.edu

The Undergraduate Research Symposium (formerly "Europe: East and West") is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or other countries of the former Soviet Union. Selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics and will give 10- to 15-minute presentations to a panel of faculty and graduate students. Presentations are open to the public.

Friday, April 14

The Islamic Practices that Shape Uyghur Nationalism
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Rian Thum, Associate Professor of History at Loyola University
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies and Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
Contact:
Kiersten Walmsley
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
crees@pitt.edu

Rian Thum’s research and teaching are generally concerned with the overlap of China and the Muslim World. He argues that the Uyghurs - and their place in China today - can only be understood in the light of longstanding traditions of local pilgrimage and manuscript culture.

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, May 6

Nashi Predky— Our Ancestors
Ukrainian Genealogy Workshop
Time:
8:00 am
Location:
Ukrainian American Citizens’ Club
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
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.)