Week of April 22, 2018 in UCIS

Friday, April 20 until Monday, April 23

7:00 pm Festival/Film
Italian Film Festival 2018
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French & Italian, Volpi, Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York, Heinz History Center Italian American Collection, Dante Alighieri Society of Pittsburgh, Mondo Italiano, Ameriprise Financial, Arancini House and John J. Suppa Insurance
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MOVIE SCHEDULE:
Thursday April 5th - 7pm FINCHE' C'E' PROSECCO (The Last Prosecco) @ Alumni Hall
Friday April 6th - 7pm EARS - ORECCHIE (Ears) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 7th - 7pm L'ORDINE DELLE COSE (The Order of Things) ​@ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Wednesday April 18th - 7pm FUNNE, LE RAGAZZE CHE SOGNAVANO IL MARE (Funne, Sea Dreaming Girls) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Thursday April 19th - 7pm EASY @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Friday April 20th - 7pm TUTTO QUELLO CHE VUOI (Friends By Chance) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 21st - 7pm IN GUERRA PER AMORE (At War for Love) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Questions about the festival? Contact Pittsburgh's Spotlight Sponsor of the Festival, Istituto Mondo Italiano, at mondoitaliano@earthlink.net.

Saturday, April 21 until Monday, April 23

7:00 pm Festival/Film
Italian Film Festival 2018
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French & Italian, Volpi, Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York, Heinz History Center Italian American Collection, Dante Alighieri Society of Pittsburgh, Mondo Italiano, Ameriprise Financial, Arancini House and John J. Suppa Insurance
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MOVIE SCHEDULE:
Thursday April 5th - 7pm FINCHE' C'E' PROSECCO (The Last Prosecco) @ Alumni Hall
Friday April 6th - 7pm EARS - ORECCHIE (Ears) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 7th - 7pm L'ORDINE DELLE COSE (The Order of Things) ​@ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Wednesday April 18th - 7pm FUNNE, LE RAGAZZE CHE SOGNAVANO IL MARE (Funne, Sea Dreaming Girls) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Thursday April 19th - 7pm EASY @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Friday April 20th - 7pm TUTTO QUELLO CHE VUOI (Friends By Chance) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 21st - 7pm IN GUERRA PER AMORE (At War for Love) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Questions about the festival? Contact Pittsburgh's Spotlight Sponsor of the Festival, Istituto Mondo Italiano, at mondoitaliano@earthlink.net.

Monday, April 23

6:30 pm Lecture
Author Visit - EU Prize for Literature: 2018 CES Book Choice
Location:
Carnegie Library of Oakland, South Wing Reading Room
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence

Tuesday, April 24

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag/Panel Discussion
EuroForum: City Networks and the Pittsburgh Glasgow Project
Location:
Virtual Briefing
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with International Business Center and German American Chambers of Commerce
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For more information and to register for this FREE virtual briefing: http://virtualbriefing.eventbrite.com/?s=83955634

Faced with a number of complex challenges on a global scale, Pittsburgh city officials have cultivated networks of cities around the world to exchange best practices and experiences in the pursuit of policy-making that works. What opportunities do such networks open up for local businesses and industry? What are cities like Pittsburgh and Glasgow learning from each other?
Join us for a Virtual Briefing about the Pittsburgh-Glasgow Project that is promoting just cities across the Atlantic. Log in from your home or office, or join us in person at downtown or Oakland.

PRESENTERS:
Grant Ervin
Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh
Des McNulty
Vice-Chair, Glasgow Commission on Economic Growth
Lee Haller
Director, Department of Innovation & Performance, City of Pittsburgh

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
Housing as a Human Right: Legal and Ethical Considerations
Location:
107 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies Program, Pitt Human Rights Initiative, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations and Human Rights City Alliance
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In 2011, Pittsburgh’s City Council named our city a “Human Rights City.” This designation signals the city’s commitment to human rights and its intention to “[work] to provide leadership and advocacy to secure, protect, and promote human rights for all people.” This panel offers perspectives about how this commitment to human rights could be realized in the area of housing. Panelists with backgrounds in national and international human rights law and advocacy will discuss lessons being developed in communities around the country about how to better implement internationally recognized human rights in local policies. In addition, participants will learn how international treaties and the United Nations relate to housing practices in cities like Pittsburgh and about work happening in Pittsburgh to promote innovative approaches to the affordable housing crisis.

Panelists include: Gerald S. Dickinson, Esq., Assistant Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Jackie Smith, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh; Coordinator, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance, and Steering Committee chair, National Human Rights Cities Alliance; Carl Redwood, Hill District Consensus Group

Friday, April 27

3:00 pm Reception
UCIS Graduation Celebration
Location:
Ballroom, O'Hara Student Center
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, 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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Students from all UCIS centers graduating in Spring and Summer 2018 are invited with their families to join this UCIS wide ceremony celebrating their completion of the certificate or BPHIL/IAS.

Saturday, April 28

3:30 pm Film
Screening: Itzhak
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies on behalf of
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Pittsburgh Premiere
From Mozart to Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life. This poignant documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, Itzhak is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.

Audience Award-Best Documentary – Miami Jewish Film Festival
Best of Fest – Palm Springs International Film Festival

“A love story on many levels — Perlman’s love of music, of the violin, of life itself…” –Ray Rogers, Hollywood Reporter

To view the trailer and buy tickets, visit http://filmpittsburgh.org/film/itzhak/