Events in UCIS

Sunday, September 17

2:00 pm Reception
Austrian Scholarship Reception
Location:
Croghan-Schenley Room
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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You are invited to hear a short presentation from our 2017 Austrian Room Committee Scholarship Awardees.

Clayton Lyons studied the development of medicine in both the United States and Western Europe.

Eleanna Melcher studied advanced German language as well as Austrian and German cultural history through Harvard University in Austria.

Sarah Conell studied the visual culture surrounding the veneration of Christ's Holy Blood as it is manifested in late-medieval and early-modern Austria.

For more information, contact & RSVP Frank Weiss at fjweiss154@gmail.com

2:00 pm Film
Silk Screen Film Festival : Taipei Story
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Edward Yang’s second feature is a classic film about the city of Taipei caught between the past and the present. A young woman and her boyfriend struggle to adjust to the modernity Taiwan is propelling toward. The women embraces the future and tries to move on from her past, but her boyfriend sticks to traditionalism.

4:00 pm Lecture
Book Presentation and Signing: "A Hidden Child in Greece" by Holocaust Survivor Dr. Yolanda Avram-Willis
Location:
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Crystal Room
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with American Hellenic Foundation of Western PA and Classrooms Without Borders
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Book Presentation and Signing: “A Hidden Child in Greece” by Holocaust Survivor Dr. Yolanda Avram-Willis
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Crystal Room
419 South Dithridge Ave. Pittsburgh, PA
Open to the public
Co-sponsored by the American Hellenic Foundation of Western PA and Classrooms Without Borders

4:30 pm Film
Silk Screen Film Festival : Whirlpool
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Directed by Harune Massey, Whirlpool is a loose adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Set against a city ravaged and torn apart by ethnic brutality, Shahbaz and Parveen struggle to break away from the unending violence. This gritty, fast-paced thriller is a modern reimagination of the Shakespearean classic.

6:45 pm Film
Silk Screen Film Festival: Blossom
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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On what he expected to be a typical day, Prasad, a reluctant pimp, must investigate the sudden disappearance of his network’s most demanded prostitute, Nimmi. Just hours before, a nervous young man named Mathi was preparing to admit to his lifelong friend that he has always identified as a woman and that he has always been in love with him. While Prasad questions how he landed in this business, his guilty conscience fuels him to locate Nimmi and eventually leads him to Mathi, who is busy dealing with the repercussions of his confession. Mathi is left wondering why it is so difficult for people to accept that he was simply born in the wrong body.