Week of October 29, 2017 in UCIS

Sunday, October 29

12:00 pm Festival
Slavic Festival
Location:
Commons Room Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies and Nationality Rooms
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Celebration of Slavic Culture with food, performances, and more!

6:00 pm Dinner
Chinese Committee Scholarship Dinner
Location:
Station Square Sheraton Hotel
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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Annual dinner held to raise funds for the Chinese Room Committee Scholarship.

Monday, October 30

9:00 am Presentation
School Visit: Allderdice and Seneca Valley
Location:
Allderdice HS and Seneca Valley HS
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
4:00 pm Lecture
One Scholar’s Half Century Affair with Nicaragua
Location:
Amy Knapp Room - Hillman Library G74
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with University Library Systems
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Thomas W. Walker
One Scholar’s Half Century Affair with Nicaragua

Amy Knapp Room - Hillman Library G74
Monday, October 30, 2017 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Reception to follow

Thomas W. Walker is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Director Emeritus of Latin American Studies at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Before retiring, he taught courses on “The Government and Politics of Latin American,” “Revolution in Latin America,” and “Latin American Political Thought.”

Dr. Walker is both a Brazilianist and a Central Americanist. He did his dissertation research in Brazil and has published a couple of articles and one book about the politics in that country: (with Agnaldo Sousa Barbosa) Dos Coroneis a Metropole: Fios e Tramas da Sociedade e da Politica em Ribeirao Preto no Seculo 20(Palavra Magica, 2000)

Regarding Central America, he is the author, co-author or editor of ten books, two of which are now in their sixth editions: Nicaragua: Emerging the Shadow of the Eagle, co-authored with Christine Wade and Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion and Change, co-authored with John Booth and Christine Wade. In 1984, 1989/90, and 1996, Walker served on international delegations that observed Nicaragua’s national elections. With those experiences, he was later invited to be part of the Carter Center’s teams, which observed the 2004 presidential recall referendum in Venezuela and the 2006 National elections in Nicaragua. Walker has delivered over 185 guest lectures at
institutions of higher education around the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Special Thanks to Dr. Ariel Armony, Vice Provost for Globa Affairs

4:00 pm Colloquium
Populism’s Rise in Europe and the U.S.
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Study Abroad Office along with IES Abroad
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In partnership with the Study Abroad Office and our partners at IES Abroad, this colloquium will discuss and compare the trend towards populism in contemporary politics in Europe and the U.S.

Tuesday, October 31

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Peace Corps Story Slam
Location:
4131 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Peace Corps
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Join us for the RPCV Story Slam! Hear stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Ask questions about service through a mix and mingle after the event.

For questions about this event, contact Kaitlin Powers at pcorps@pitt.edu.

Wednesday, November 1

5:00 pm Workshop
How to Asia: Chinese Brush Calligraphy
Location:
4130 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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As part of our series How To: Asia, our social media education coordinator Bliss Hou will teach the fine art of traditional brush calligraphy. Bliss will give a demonstration and then participants will have an opportunity to write their own Chinese characters.

Xiaoxu Hou, a social media education coordinator at the Asian Studies Center, recently graduate with her master’s degree in Foreign Language Education at the University of Pittsburgh. She has a broad range of interests, such as painting, music, and traveling, especially Chinese calligraphy. She has taught workshops on calligraphy most recently at the Carnegie Library and the Pitt Chinese Calligraphy Club.

Thursday, November 2 until Saturday, November 4

(All day) Information Session
International Career Toolkit Series: Trans-Atlantic University Trip
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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Join the European Studies Center to UNC to learn about graduate studies abroad at Trans-Atlantic University. Contact slund@pitt.edu for more information.

Thursday, November 2

12:00 pm Lecture
Cities as Political Construction Sites: Building Just, Livable Urban Communities in an Era of Globalization
Location:
2432 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Sociology
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Join community leaders in human rights city organizing and Professor Emeritus Peter Evans of UC Berkeley, for a discussion on local-global links. Dr. Evans is a world-renowned expert on labor, states, social movements, globalization, and development.

Friday, November 3

1:00 pm Information Session
Making it as a Freelance Journalist in Beirut
Location:
Posvar Hall 4130
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 along with English Department and Department of History
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Eric Reidy is a 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (BPHIL International and Area Studies and History). Learn how he prepared for his unique career path and how he goes about covering some of most compelling issues of our time. Based out of Beirut, Lebanon his investigative reporting has taken him around the Mediterranean covering numerous topics in nearly a dozen countries, with a current focus on migration and refugees.

In 2016, Eric was a finalist in for a National Magazine Award and for the Kurt Schork Memorial Award for International Journalism for his work on Ghost Boat – an investigative series about the disappearance of 243 refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. Eric has written for WIRED Magazine, the New Republic, Medium.com, Foreign Policy, and VICE News, among other outlets.

5:30 pm Cultural Event
East African Cultures and Society
Location:
O'Hara Dinning Room
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program along with Swahili Students Association (SSA) and African Students Organization (ASO)
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Join us for the Annual Taste of East Africa event hosted by the Swahili Students Association in collaboration with the African Students Association at Pitt. The event opportunities for the pitt community to sample a variety of East African foods, see performances, and learn about the different cultures of East Africa represented by student organizations on campus. This is a wonderful platform for you to learn about the various East African cultures and learn about opportunities offered by the African Studies Program for studrying aborad in an East African country or participating in field based learning programs.

6:30 pm Performance
50 Years Maria Callas: A Musical Tribute
Location:
7th Floor Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with The American-Hellenic Foundation of Western PA
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Fifty years after her passing, Maria Callas remains a towering and historic Diva of opera. With her vivid interpretations, Callas succeeded brilliantly at living for her art. Soprano Aprile Millo once said, "Listening to Callas is like reading Shakespeare: You're always going to be knocked senseless by some incredible insight into humanity."

The Greek Nationality Room Committee and The American-Hellenic Foundation of Western PA present "50 Years Maria Callas: A Musical Tribute," featuring soprano Ms. Alexandra Loutsion.

The Recital Auditorium
7th Floor Alumni Hall
4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

A reception together with a photo, video, and art tribute to Callas will precede the main program.

Adult tickets: $50
Student tickets: $20

Please contact Sage Levy (4-6150) to reserve tickets.

Friday, November 3 until Sunday, November 5

5:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Muslims and Migration Mini Course
Location:
GSC
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Muslims migrating have had a profound impact around the globe. This course will explore the social, economic, and political dimensions of Muslims on the move throughout the globe.

Friday November 3rd: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, November 4th: 8:30am-6:15pm
Sunday, November 5th: 9:00am-12:00pm

For a fill schedule and to register, visit: www.ucis.pitt.edu/global//mini-course/muslim-migration

Saturday, November 4

7:00 pm Performance
Korean Music Festival
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with Korean Association of Pittsburgh
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Korean Music Festival 2017!