Events in UCIS

Thursday, February 22 until Saturday, February 24

8:00 am Symposium
Modern Rivers of Eurasia: Potential, Control, Change
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Confucius Institute, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center, Department of History, World History Center, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, GSPIA and Carnegie Mellon University Department of History
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The inland rivers of Central Eurasia intersect vast regions, sustain diverse communities, and inform social identities. This symposium will explore how efforts to control and exploit the various potentials of these waterways reflect economic, political, and cultural histories that continue to shape local relationships of aquatic and anthropoid life. The speakers are part of a growing international and interdisciplinary group of scholars who focus on water and society in Central Eurasia and engage conversations of urgent concern and global relevance. Central Eurasia has become known for the ways in which multiple countries have for decades contested the natural resources of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya although these rivers feed hydroelectric power production and agriculture at the expense of ecology—tragically shrinking the Aral Sea. Symposium participants will consider cross-cutting issues that center on cases of navigation, flood control, channel management, irrigation, and dam construction. This emphasis will promote a broad discussion with our audience about water-society relationships within globalizing contexts of the modern world.

For more information, please see: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/rivers-symposium.

Friday, February 23 until Sunday, February 25

(All day) Seminar
Global Health Mini Course
Location:
Carnegie Mellon University
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University
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With each emerging infectious disease, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With a project-based focus, the course will assist students in engaging and impacting their local community though a global issue.

To register before January 26 (add/drop) PS 1903-1010 (10182). To register after January 26 please contact Veronica Dristas, Associate Director.

Friday, February 23

9:30 am Panel Discussion
What’s in a River? Teaching River Studies in Eurasian and Global Contexts
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Confucius Institute, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center, Department of History, World History Center, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, GSPIA and Carnegie Mellon University Department of History
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For more information, please see: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/rivers-symposium.

12:00 pm Lecture
La Tierra y el Agua en los Andes--The land and the water in the Andes
Location:
Latin American Lecture Room 171B – Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with University Library Systems
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This talk is about the Andean conception about land, water, and the greater nature, from a realist approach and a fantastic realism based perspective.

The talk is in Spanish!
Lunch will be provided.

1:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Variance in the Latino Voting Turnout: Education, Income, and Voting Restrictions
Location:
A521 Crabtree Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Center for Health Equity
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Networking Meeting
February 23, 1 – 2:30pm
Location A521 Crabtree Hall

We will discuss:
Variance in the Latino Voting Turnout: Education, Income, and Voting Restrictions
Dr. Scott Morgenstern, Political Science
This event is intended for all of us interested in Latino Studies to meet and start a conversation
Jointly presented by the Center for Health Equity and
the Center for Latin American Studies

4:00 pm Lecture
Living on the Margins—Burlaki Culture and Identity on the Volga River
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Confucius Institute, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Humanities Center, Department of History, World History Center, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, GSPIA and Carnegie Mellon University Department of History
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For more information, please see: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/rivers-symposium.

5:00 pm Film
Film Screening: Tsunami Punx
Location:
548 WPU
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
5:00 pm Reading Group
CERIS Book Discussion Beyond Timbuktu: an Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa by Ousmane Kane
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
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Faculty are invited to participate in the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) spring 2018 faculty book discussion at the University of Pittsburgh on February 23, 2018. Dinner at 5:00 PM, Book Discussion at 6:00 PM.

Amir Syed, Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of the Islamic World at the University of Pittsburgh will facilitate the book discussion.
The author, Ousmane Kane is the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Religion & Society at Harvard University.

“Beyond Timbuktu is part of the resurgent interest in African intellectual history. This book is an important contribution to the field, as it ties trends in Muslim West African thought to the development and role of Islamic education in precolonial, colonial, and postcolonial Muslim West African societies.” -Jennifer Lofkrantz, St. Mary’s College

To Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHS3vhlfZxbYujrkDq4ECEtGICJQ6C...

6:00 pm Cultural Event
This is Africa: Gala!
Location:
0'Hara Ballroom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program along with African Student Organization (ASO); School of Medicine
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Fri, 2/23: This is Africa: Gala!
Time: 6:00PM
Details: Join us at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the ASO, and ASP for ‘This is Africa: Gala’! " This is Africa" is a gala that aims to celebrate the achievements of people from the African diaspora as well as the people who have invested time in the continent and the people. This event also aims to bring together students, faculty and community members in a environment where they can network and get to know each other. This is a black tie/ traditional wear event so come looking nice, eat and enjoy great company, performances and music. Ballroom of the O’Hara Student Center, at 4042 O’Hara Street. Please RSVP and register your attendance tickets beforehand. Tickets limited for attendance...

6:00 pm Presentation
CERIS Book Discussion, 2/23
Announced by:
African Studies Program on behalf of Department of History
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Beyond Timbuktu: an Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa, by Ousmane Kane. Faculty are invited to participate in the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) spring 2018 faculty book discussion at UPitt. Discussion at 6:00 PM. Amir Syed, Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of the Islamic World-UPitt will facilitate the book discussion. Ousmane Kane is the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Religion & Society at Harvard.