Upcoming Events

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness Directed by Matt Torney A Pittsburgh Premiere How strong is the bond between men united by the call to arms? Eight young Irishmen, thrown together for army training during the Great War, must move beyond the troubles between Protestant and Catholic as they prepare for the Battle of the Somme. Frank McGuinness' lyrical play captures the fierce friendship and loyalty among men who must face the wickedness and wastefulness of war. The effects of WWI, launched almost 100 years ago to the day, still haunt our headlines. This is a timeless story, appropriate for ages 12+. Special Ticket Offer: EUCE night is Thursday, September 18, 8pm performance All adult tickets are $25 ($29 discount off of regular adult ticket). You can make your purchase online and enter code UNION25 to receive your $25 price for September 18, https://picttheatre.secure.force.com/ticket/, or you can call the PICT Classic Theatre at (412) 561-6000 to secure your seats. Just mention the UNION 25 discount when calling. If you are a Pitt student, you always receive the $18 student price for any PICT show. You can purchase through Pitt Arts or call the PICT offices directly at (412) 561-6000. A PICT online purchasing option for Pitt students, staff and faculty will be coming soon through the Pitt Arts Cheap Seats program. PICT Classic Theatre is the Professional Theatre in residence at the University of Pittsburgh and performs at the Stephen Foster Memorial at 4301 Forbes Ave.

Friday, September 5

Reception -- EUCE Fall Welcome Reception
(All day)
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence
Reception -- EUCE/ESC Fall Welcome Reception
3:00 pm
4130 Posvar Hall
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence

Mark your calendars! The EUCE/ESC invites students, faculty, and friends of the Center to join us at our opening reception in 4130 Posvar Hall. Learn about this year’s full schedule of events, new courses, faculty and students, and meet this year’s visitors while enjoying some light refreshments.

Sunday, September 14

Cultural Event/Presentation -- Yiddish Art Songs and Poems
Alexei Belousov and Ruth Levin
(All day)
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence
Department of German, Department of Music, International Research Network City for the Cultures of..., Jewish Studies Program

Ruth Levin's concert is devoted to Yiddish art songs and poems written by Jewish poets from the Bukowina, Poland, Romania, and Russia. For the past ten years, Levin worked together with Alexei Belousov, a Russian-Jewish classical guitar concert artist in order to create a special program.

Tuesday, September 16

Lecture -- Title TBD
Laurent Sierro, Swiss Journalist
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4217 Posvar Hall
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence

Laurent Sierro is a journalist for the Swiss National News Agency (ATS), the Swiss national newswire, where he covers Swiss foreign policy and broader international news. He has covered several French presidential elections, and among other foreign assignments has reported from the Middle East, Africa, and Ukraine. He was previously a Swiss correspondent for the French Weekly Courrier International. He is a member of the Swiss Federation of Journalists and the International Federation of Journalists.