Events in UCIS

Wednesday, September 27

12:00 pm Cultural Event
English | Japanese Language Social Hour
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with English Language Institute
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Join us for an afternoon of language and cultural exchange between Pitt students and visiting Japanese students. Participants of all language learning levels are encouraged to attend. Free pizza and drinks will be provided.

1:00 pm Lecture
Understanding Opposition and Support for Resource Extraction
Location:
4217 Wesley Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Political Science
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Using the results from public opinion surveys in Peru and South Africa, I examine the environmental, economic, political and sociological attitudes of those who support and oppose extractive activities. The research focuses on two extractive areas characterized by sustained challenges against extraction. The research seeks to explain the conditions under which environmental concerns related to water or land are outweighed by economic expectations related to job opportunities and improved welfare

5:00 pm Information Session
JET Program Information Session
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Pittsburgh JET Alumni Association
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Are you graduating soon? Wondering what your next adventure could be? Learn about the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program. It is a great opportunity for college graduates to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs). Featuring a presentation by Pittsburgh JET Alumni Association President Smitah Prasadh and a Q&A session with a panel of JET alumni.

7:30 pm Film
Does Your Soul Have A Cold?
Location:
Cathedral of Learning G24
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Toshiba International Foundation and Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi Endowments
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Documentary, 2007. Director: Mike Mills

Starring Hiyaso Hayashiguchi, Michiko Ishikawa, Taketoshi Hayashiguchi.

Running time: 1 hr 22 min.

Part of the "From Madness to Medicine in Japanese Culture Conference." The academic conference is interested in contextualizing ideas about madness and mental health in the fields of literature and art as well as anthropology and medicine, particularly the history of medicine. Our goal is to more clearly articulate what the boundaries of “health” and “illness” are and how those definitions have fluctuated through Japan’s experience of modernity and post-modernity. For the full schedule, see https://sites.google.com/view/mental-health-conference/conference-overview.