Events in UCIS

Monday, April 30 until Saturday, May 5

10:00 am Film
Russian Film Symposium
Daytime panels/screenings will be in Cathedral of Learning 332; Evening screenings at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Melwood Screening Room
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies
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Daytime panels/screenings will be in Cathedral of Learning 332
Evening screenings at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ Melwood Screening Room

Monday 30 April
10 am: Aleksei Rybin: All Will Soon End (2016) 112 min
Response: Florence Helbing
2 pm: Iusup Razykov: Turkish Gambit (2017) 76 min
Introduction: Ol’ga Shervud
Response: Nikhil Thomas Titus

Tuesday 1 May
10 am: Lera Surkova: Pagans (2017) 92 min
Introduction: Elise Thorsen
Response: Olga Kim
2 pm: Sergei Mokritskii: Battle for Sevastopol (2015) 110 min
Introduction: Alena Solnsteva
Response: Tetyana Shlikhar

Wednesday 2 May
10 am: Andrei Kravchuk: Viking (2016) 133 min
Introduction: David Pettersen
Response: Chip Crane
2:30 pm: Roundtable 1
Nancy Condee and Alena Solnsteva
7:30 pm: Andrei Zviagintsev: Loveless (2017) 128 min
Introduction: Alena Solnsteva

Thursday 3 May
10 am: Iuliia Kolesnik: Lower Caledonia (2006) 97 min
Introduction: Anne Garrels
Response: Ellina Sattarova
7:30 pm: Pavel Chukhrai: Cold Tango (2017) 107 min

Friday 4 May
10 am: Kseniia Zueva: Nearest and Dearest (2017) 95 min
Introduction: Oxana Sarkisova
Response: Zhanna Budenkova
2 pm: Nikolai Lebedev: Air Crew (2016) 107 min
Introduction: John Lyon
Response: Kiun Hwang
7:30 pm: Kantemir Balagov: Closeness (2017) 118 min
Introduction: Oxana Sarkisova

Saturday 5 May
11 am: Roundtable 2
Vladimir Padunov and Ol’ga Shervud
7:30 pm: Aleksei Uchitel’: Matilda (2017) 109 min
Introduction: Ol’ga Shervud

Saturday, May 5

9:00 am Teacher Training
Global Interdisciplinary Working Group
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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What does it mean for a course, module, or lesson to be “global’? In part, it means looking at a question from multiple lenses—whether political, economic, social, cultural, ecological, or other. What better way to approach global curriculum planning (and to model collaborative learning for our students!) than to partner with colleagues from other disciplines in the same school? The University Center for International Studies at Pitt is offering a new program that will provide teachers with the time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson. Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

We are currently accepting applications from teams of 2-4 teachers. We will meet three Saturday mornings (3/3, 4/7, and 5/5) from 9-12noon, and new content must be taught in the 2018-2019 school year. At each meeting, you will work intensively with your teammates, receive feedback from other participants, and learn about strategies for interdisciplinary teaching. We welcome teams that include teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Ideally, each member of the team should interact with the same group of students.