Events in UCIS

Tuesday, March 20

2:30 pm Lecture/Lecture Series / Brown Bag
ESC Science and Public Policy Lecture Series: Lessons for the U.S. from Denmark’s District Energy
BEH 1145
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Pitt Center for Energy
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Niels Malskaer is a Commercial Advisor at the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C., focused on District Energy and Combined Heat and Power, with years of experience in global energy strategy. For the last few years, Niels has been sharing Danish energy experiences with public and private actors across the U.S., through government and commercial activities. He has worked at numerous international organisations, based in Europe as well as the U.S., mainly focused on energy policy analysis, and translating energy planning experiences across the Atlantic.

3:03 pm Lecture
Periodismo y literatura en Jorge Luis Borges”
William Pitt Union, Dinning Room B
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Humanities Center
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This talk will look at links between Borges and mass circulation media, with attention both to his presence in the media (in the cultural supplement of La Prensa, in the Revista Multicolor de los Sábados, in El Hogar and in later participation in newspapers and magazines) and to his reflections on the relations between journalism and literature. Sylvia Saítta is the author of Regueros de tinta: El diario Crítica en la década de 1920 and El escritor en el bosque de ladrillos: Una biografía de Roberto Arlt, the director of the Archivo Histórico de Revistas Argentinas ( and the editor of El oficio se afirma, vol. 9 of the Historia crítica de la literatura argentina.

5:00 pm Lecture
Thinking Water with Senegalese Film & Visual Culture
Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning 602
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of French & Italian, University of Pittsburgh Honors College, Humanities Center, Department of Film Studies and Graduate Program for Cultural Studies
6:00 pm Film
Salam Neighbor
Frick Fine Arts Building, Room 125
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of Hello Neighbor
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Hello Neighbor is excited to announce our next community event, a screening of the award-winning documentary, Salam Neighbor, about a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan and the stories of people living there working to rebuild their lives. This event is free and open to the public but we do ask you to RSVP in advance!

In an effort to better understand refugee life, the filmmakers of Salam Neighbor spent one month living alongside displaced families in the Za’atari refugee camp. As the first filmmakers ever allowed by the United Nations to be given a tent and registered inside a refugee camp, they were able to get a never before seen look into the world’s most pressing crisis. Their experience uncovered overwhelming trauma but also the untapped potential our uprooted neighbors posses. With the right programs we can support healing, ease the burden on host countries and even empower the disenfranchised by unleashing people’s creativity.

We recommend at a minimum age 12 and up for this screening.

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6:30 pm Film
La Tempestad (Mexico)
G-23 Public Health Building
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

La Tempestad (Tatiana Huezo, Mexico, 2016)
English subtitles
G-23 Public Health Building
6:30 p.m. Pizza
7:00 p.m. Movie

The emotional journeys of two women victimized by corruption and injustice in Mexico and of the love, dignity and resistance that allowed them to survive.

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Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies and the Spanish Film Club by Pragda.