Events in UCIS

Friday, September 8 until Sunday, September 10

(All day) Festival
European Studies Center at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Location:
Riverplex at Sandcastle, 1000 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead (Pittsburgh), PA 15120
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Pittsburgh Irish Festival
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The European Studies Center has partnered with the Pittsburgh Irish Festival. We are pleased to be able to offer discounted admission to all Pitt students, faculty, and staff. Just go to pghirishfest.org and use the promo code H2PITT to receive $2 of discounted advance tickets. A FREE shuttle will take Pitt students to and from the festival grounds! The shuttle will run from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm Friday, and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday. Board outside Posvar Hall on Schenley Drive.

We've partnered with Irish Festival organizers and will feature three presentations at the Hedge School stage:

• Friday’s Hedge School 6:00-6:30: Nic Barilar, Ph.D. Candidate, Theatre and Performance Studies
Title: Irish Theatre at Home... and the Diaspora: The Curious Case of the 1957 Dublin Theatre Festival
Summary: “In 1957, the Dublin Theatre Festival was postponed - indefinitely. The festival was to feature new plays by some of Ireland's literary giants: Sean O'Casey, Samuel Beckett, an adaptation of James Joyce's novel ULYSSES. What led to the Festival's cancellation and what became of these plays? Join Nic Barilar, a PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh’s Theatre and Performance Studies Department, to find out…”

• Saturday’s Hedge School 6:30-7:00: Dr. Janice Vance, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Summary: “Since 2006, over 260 undergraduate students from the School of Health and Rehabilitation have studied in Ireland on the SHRS in Ireland Study Abroad Program. Dr. Janice Vance, a native of Belfast, directs the program which involves visits to multiple schools, clinics, hospitals and support organizations in Belfast and Dublin. The focus of the program is on the development of inter-professional insights in health and rehabilitation within contexts were the students can also learn about the influence of economic, political and social factors on policy and practice. Dr. Vance will reflect on the challenges and rewards of developing this pre-professional learning experience and the unique opportunities offered in Ireland.”

• Sunday’s Hedge School 3:00-3:30: Dr. Paul S. Adams, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Summary: "Dr. Adams has led two Pitt study abroad courses to Ireland and Northern Ireland that focus on the development of the Irish state and the Troubles of Northern Ireland from the late 1960s to the 1990s. Dr. Adams' research and interests lie in the power-sharing arrangement that came about through the Good Friday Agreement of 1997 and brought peace to Northern Ireland. His presentation will focus on the current conditions in Northern Ireland and the unique opportunities Pitt students have had in their visits to Belfast that relate to the Troubles."

Friday, September 8

10:00 am Exhibit
Study Abroad Fair
Location:
William Pitt Union Lawn (In case of rain: WPU Ballroom)
Sponsored by:
Study Abroad Office
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Join us for the Study Abroad Fair! Explore hundreds of programs, learn about study abroad scholarships, and get your questions answered.

1:00 pm Film
Swiss Film Event
Location:
CL 321
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with Swiss Nationality Room Committee and Swiss-American Society of Pittsburgh
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A showing of the Swiss film "Shepherd's Journey into the Third Millennium" by Erich Langjahr. Film, discussion, and refreshments during inetermission in the Croghan-Schenley Room + Meet Swiss Room Scholarship winner Hamilton Weaver ('19). Free admission.

2:30 pm Information Session
Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Information Session
Location:
CL 304
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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The purpose of these sessions is to explain the application process, review the application, and ensure that study proposals follow the parameters of the scholarship program. Students are strongly encouraged to begin the application process as early as possible; therefore, they should attend a session at their earliest convenience.
The sessions are held in different venues at the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. If your schedule does not permit you to attend any of the scholarship sessions, please make an appointment with Cristina Lagnese, Scholarship Administrator at mcl38@pitt.edu or call at 412-624-6150.

Register Online here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/funding/sessions

3:00 pm Reception
Asian Studies Center Welcome Reception
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
7:00 pm Lecture
Scandal! Mary Schenley Revealed
Location:
CL 144
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with Britsburgh Historical Society
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Join us in the English Nationality Room in the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning, for a talk on the life of Pittsburgh native, Mary Schenley, who at aged 15 was swept of her feet and married an English Captain of the British Army. We know her today as a philanthropist to our City of Pittsburgh, but where did her money come from? All will be revealed! Co-sponsored by Britsburgh Historical Society and the English Nationality Room Committee.

Register here: https://bacpgh.z2systems.com/np/clients/bacpgh/event.jsp?event=118

7:00 pm Lecture
The Art of Finnish Log Construction
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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Lots of interest was created on September 19, 2016 when Finnish log construction expert Frank Eld from Idaho visited Pittsburgh. His talk “The Art of Finnish Log Construction” and demonstrations were given at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium as part of the Inaugural Joint Architectural Studies and Civil Engineering seminar.

Since then Frank has continued his studies of Finnish log buildings. He has appeared as a speaker in several Finnish-American events. This summer he has traveled with his Log House Camper truck reaching as far as Maine and Canada. He will arrive in Pittsburgh in early September and will discuss his adventures in an event arranged by the Finnish Room Committee on September 8, 7pm at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Everyone is welcome. The event is free.

The evening also includes a performance by Nathan Fix of the Pittsburgh Finns Ensemble. Nathan and his group represent Finnish heritage through music of many traditional styles and have recently performed at the Carnegie Library in Oakland. 100% of CD sales go directly to the Finnish Nationality Room fund.