Events

The Asian Studies Center sponsors, announces, or otherwise supports a number of Asia-related events throughout the year. Keep an eye on this space for more information! If there's an event you would like advertised, please contact Rachel Jacobson at rej16@pitt.edu.

Faculty members or student organizations who wish to request ASC sponsorship or support for their events should fill out the and submit it to Rachel at rej16@pitt.edu.

DATE:
Tuesday, January 25
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Virtual Format - Zoom

Dr. Priya Sirohi discusses her career as professor, writer, researcher, and scholar of cultural rhetoric. Her research conducts case studies between the English East India Company and Mughal India, to illuminate the significance of Early Modern economics that continue...

DATE:
Wednesday, January 26
TIME:
5:00 pm
LOCATION:
online via Zoom

Esports have grown exponentially all around the world in the past decade or so. More recently, the pandemic spurred future growth of the game industry and culture especially in East Asian society. The 2022 Asia Pop series—Gamified: Gaming Culture in East Asia starts on...

DATE:
Saturday, January 29
TIME:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LOCATION:
Online via Zoom

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is receiving increased focus in schools due to the pandemic. Participants in this free film screening and workshop for K-12 educators will learn about lessons based in the humanities that encourage reflection, empathy, and an understanding...

DATE:
Wednesday, February 2
TIME:
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
LOCATION:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar

Join the Asian Studies Center and Global Hub for a Lunar New Year celebration in honor of the Year of the Tiger! Come for some light refreshments, crafts, a photobooth, performances, and more.

DATE:
Wednesday, February 9
TIME:
5:00 pm
LOCATION:
online via Zoom

In an activity like gaming, which is largely perceived to take place on a virtual or online plane, how might we understand the presence and significance of the human body? How do factors relating to the body – the physical locations in which we play games, the...

DATE:
Wednesday, February 9
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Virtual Format - Zoom

“Lee” Lenora Dingus, employed at Pearson Education, an international education conglomerate, shares her thoughts on inclusivity, diversity, and being Haudenosaunee in Pittsburgh. She has served in federal positions within Veteran’s Affairs, the IRS, and the Social...

DATE:
Wednesday, February 9
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Virtual Format - Zoom

“Lee” Lenora Dingus, employed at Pearson Education, an international education conglomerate, shares her thoughts on inclusivity, diversity, and being Haudenosaunee in Pittsburgh. She has served in federal positions within Veteran’s Affairs, the IRS, and the Social...

DATE:
Thursday, February 24
TIME:
5:00 pm
LOCATION:
Zoom

Global Issues Through Literature (GILS)
Fall and Spring 2021-22: Imagining Other Worlds: Globalizing Science Fiction and Fantasy
This reading group for K-12 educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and...

DATE:
Tuesday, March 22
TIME:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
LOCATION:
Virtual Format - Zoom

Dr. Abdesalam Soudi serves as Professor, Cultural Competence Consultant, and Cultural and Linguistic Competence Master’s Course Co-Director, Family Medicine Department at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh. He is a Sociolinguist...

DATE:
Wednesday, April 13
TIME:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
LOCATION:
Virtual Format - Zoom

Emily Olmstead is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Global Studies Certificate. She serves as Program Coordinator at American Councils for International Education, Tajikistan and possesses diverse global work experience. Emily is experienced in...