Events

Thursday, April 17

Award Ceremony -- UCIS Joint Graduation Ceremony and Reception
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
William Pitt Union Ballroom (Main Floor)
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Global Studies Center
Jenn Murawski
jennm@pitt.edu

The African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, and Global Studies Center are delighted to celebrate this year's graduates at a joint graduation ceremony and reception!

All Spring 2014 graduates are invited to attend, as are faculty and friends. The dress code for this event is casual.

Graduates who plan to attend are strongly encouraged to RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/PittUCISGrad

Additionally, if any graduates have photographs or images from your time at Pitt that reflect your travel or experiences related to your center (such as study abroad, research, or events), we would love to display them at the ceremony! Please send photos to Madeline Townsend at met74@pitt.edu! (For very large image files, please upload them to an online photo album such as drive.google.com or www.imgur.com and send the link for download.)

Questions? Please contact your certificate program advisor for information, or for general questions contact Jenn Murawski at jennm@pitt.edu.

Lecture/Symposium -- “Weak Nationalism—Is it a Useful Category?”
Maria Todorova, Professor of History, University of Illinois
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
501 Cathedral of Learning
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence
and Sociology, Cultural Studies Program; Humanities Center; and the..., English, German, History, Slavic Languages & Literatures
cultural@pitt.edu

This lecture will close the Cultural Studies Common Seminar Colloquium on “Cultural Dis/Union” and will be presented by Maria Todorova, Professor of History at the University of Illinois. An introduction will be provided by Professor Rajani Sudan, Associate Professor of English, Southern Methodist University; responses will be offered by Professor B. Venkat Mani, Associate Professor of German, University of Wisconsin and Professor Robert Hayden, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies. The discussion will be led by Nancy Condee, Professor of Slavic and Film Studies and Director of the Global Studies Center.

Friday, April 25

Cultural Event -- Silk Screen Annual Film Festival
(All day)
Asian Studies Center
Silk Screen Asian Arts & Culture Organization

Save the date for Silk Screen's annual film festival!

Festival events include:

-Opening Night Gala: April 25, 2014
-Closing Night Film and party: May 4, 2014

Thursday, May 1

Teacher Training/Teacher Training--Area Studies/Workshop -- Breaking Down the Headlines: Palestinian Aspirations and Realities
Robert Ross Assistant Professor of Global Cultural Studies, Point Park University
5:30 pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Global Studies Center
$10.00 per session
Elaine Linn
412 648-2113
eel58@pitt.edu

The Breaking Down the Headlines is a five part series that will begin with a historical overview of the late 19th and 20th centuries; a time period which witnessed the demise of the Ottoman Empire, colonial land grabs, the rise of nation states and their struggles for power. With over one-third of the population now living as refugees, our readings and presentations will cover conflicts, power grabs, identity and citizenship. The series concludes with a literary perspective. Historical and current prose and poetry, written in the hand of people seeking a voice during times of shifts in power, we will learn through the lens of a citizen or refugee, king or peasant, young or old, woman or man.

A series of five workshops for educators.
You may attend in person or participate via the Internet.
Registration is required for everyone.
To attend in person tickets must be purchased at a cost of $10/session. The fee covers the cost of dinner, parking, and curriculum materials.

Tuesday, May 6

Workshop -- Global Issues Through Literature: Nepal
Michael-Ann Cerniglia
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4217 Posvar Hall
Global Studies Center, International Business Center
Free
Veronica Dristas
412 624-2918
dristas@pitt.edu

Sewickley Academy's Michael-Ann Cerniglia, will frame Conor Grennan's Little Princes in in the context of Human Security to discuss Nepal's child workers. She will share with our K-12 community on how she also used the book to look at globalization and how she incorporated the text into her Human Geography. Participants will receive a free copy of the book. To register: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGtrNGFva2JUQU9RN0x...

Thursday, May 8

Teacher Training/Teacher Training--Area Studies/Workshop -- Breaking Down the Headlines: The Syrian Civil War and the Impact on its Neighbors
Faten Ghosn Associate Professor, International Relations, School of Government & Public Policy and Faculty of the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, University of Arizona
5:30 pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Global Studies Center
$10.00 per session
Elaine Linn
412-648-2113
eel58@pitt.edu

The Breaking Down the Headlines is a five part series that will begin with a historical overview of the late 19th and 20th centuries; a time period which witnessed the demise of the Ottoman Empire, colonial land grabs, the rise of nation states and their struggles for power. With over one-third of the population now living as refugees, our readings and presentations will cover conflicts, power grabs, identity and citizenship. The series concludes with a literary perspective. Historical and current prose and poetry, written in the hand of people seeking a voice during times of shifts in power, we will learn through the lens of a citizen or refugee, king or peasant, young or old, woman or man.

A series of five workshops for educators.
You may attend in person or participate via the Internet.
Registration is required for everyone.
To attend in person tickets must be purchased at a cost of $10/session. The fee covers the cost of dinner, parking, and curriculum materials.

Also joining the discussion will be Ms. Mais Haddad, Syrian human rights lawyer, working in the field of women's rights and civil society

Thursday, May 22

Teacher Training/Teacher Training--Area Studies/Workshop -- Breaking Down the Headlines: Telling the Levant Experience. Lure, Longing, and Love
Julie Hakim Azzam, Lecturer, English Department, University of Pittsburgh, Book Reviewer for Pittsburgh Post Gazette
5:30 pm
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, Global Studies Center
$10.00
Elaine Linn
412-648-2113
eel58@pitt.edu

The last session of the five part Breaking Down the Headlines series, where Dr. Hakim will present on the literature and poetry shedding light on the aspirations as well as daily life of the Arab populations past and present who reside in this region in spirit or in person.