CLAS@Pitt: Weekly Newsletter--October 21, 2020

CLAS@Pitt: Weekly Newsletter--October 21, 2020

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As you know, the Latin American Collection at the Hillman Library is named after its founding librarian, Eduardo Lozano. Last week we received the sad news of Lillian (Billie) Seddon Lozano's passing. CLAS hosted an online Memorial with a group of friends and family last Friday, October 16. Billie was a well-loved artist and creator, and a generous friend of the Center's from the moment she and Eduardo moved to Pittsburgh in 1967. We mourn not being able to have her among us.

With the Election in less than two weeks, it is worth reminding you that we also had Fernand Amandi talking about “The Deciding Vote” with our Vice Provost for Global Affairs Ariel Armony and UCIS Research Professor of History Lara Putnam. That and many other CLAS events may be found on our YouTube page.

This week we started our Crimes against Humanity in Latin America Series. The first three events, all this week, include foci on Colombia, Chile, Brazil and Argentina. We will have Pablo Salinas, a Human Rights Attorney who has successfully prosecuted Crimes against Humanity violations under the aegis of Operation Condor. He will cover Argentina and Chile, while, Carol Proner, another Human Rights attorney will present on Brazil within the same framework. Earlier this week we had Sebastian Cuellar talk about Human Rights abuses in Colombia, especially as experienced since the Santos Peace Process. On Friday we will have a documentary film titled 23 de Octubre, about the disappearance of High School students in Argentina, and a discussion led by Oscar Edelstein.

This semester we also have a great new addition to the CLAS Team. Mariana Benitez is a Graduate Student pursuing a Master's degree in the School of Public Health and will be supporting CLAS Programming and even this Newsletter. She officially joined us this week. Make sure to help us welcome Mariana!

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Crimes against Humanity in Latin America
Oct. 20 to Oct. 23, 2020
3:30 P.M.
Pablo SalinasHuman Rights Attorney 
Daniel Urrutia, Prosecutor 
 Carol Proner, Prosecutor
To Register
 5:30 P.M.
Film Octubre 23 

Discussion led by Oscar Edelstein, History Professor, Universidad Buenos Aries
To Register
Monday, October 26, 2020 
6:00 P.M.
To Register
International Week at Pitt
November 1-6, 2020

Mark your calendars!
Pitt's International Week, will be from 
November 1-6, 2020. 
For more information about events, visit:
Stay tuned...
10'29 - 11/3
As part of International Week at Pitt
CLAS Cinema


Screening Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 2020
You must be located within Pennsylvania to watch this film.

To Register
CLAS Internship Opportunities
Meet your CLAS Academic Advisor
Meet your advisor

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University of Pittsburgh Events, References and Resources
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Pitt Events
10/22 @ 7:00 P.M.
An Evening of Reading and Conversation with Kali Fajardo-Anstine

The fiction writer Kali Fajardo-Anstine is this year's winner of the Fred R. Brown Literary Award. She'll read from her work and join Pitt's own Angie Cruz for a conversation and Q & A. 

Kali Fajardo-Anstine is the author of Sabrina & Corina, a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction and Longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize and the PEN/Bingham Prize. Sabrina & Corina has been selected as a campus one-read by the University of Colorado and Regis University. Fajardo-Anstine is the 2019 recipient of the Denver Mayor’s Award for Global Impact in the Arts. Her fiction has appeared in The American Scholar, Boston Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Idaho Review, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, and Hedgebrook. She has an MFA from the University of Wyoming and is from Denver, Colorado.

Join the Zoom webinar via this link:

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Pitt Events, References and Resources

To read the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter, "CLICK HERE
Racial and Ethnic Equity--Resources

For some time now, Pitt has been working hard to respond to amplify resources related to racial and ethnic disparities. This Summer of 2020, additional efforts and resources were devoted following events that made the urgency of related issues clearer to people around the world. It is then relevant to highlight some useful links to enhance understanding and contribute to an increasingly equitable and prosperous world for everyone.



The Student Emergency Assistance Fund is a joint venture led by the Office of the Provost, Office of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement, Student Government Board, the Graduate & Professional Student Government, and the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. The health and safety of our Pitt community, particularly our students, is paramount.

The fund, to be administered at the direction of the Provost, will be used to provide financial support for degree-seeking students of the University of Pittsburgh with unanticipated and insurmountable expenses related to emergency situations that may result in students facing financial hardship. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students may apply for funds when they experience a financial barrier based on an emergency situation, and when they have exhausted all other available resources.

Community Support

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher called upon the University to acknowledge our role in the response during this time of great challenge… Join us in Pitt’s Pandemic Service Initiative: expanding staff, faculty, and student service; contributing to drives and collections; and forging innovative partnerships. We are rolling up our sleeves.


As part of the Pitt Pandemic Service Initiative, faculty, staff, and students are coming together to meet critical community needs. You can make a difference with even just a small amount of time. Priority needs identified by community partners include care and connection calls and IT support.

Student Service
Faculty/Staff Service 
Drives and Collections


We’re committed to being a University of the community. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pitt students, faculty, and staff are volunteering to provide technology support, well-checks, and a host of other forms of support. 

For community members, this means access to resources and information. 



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The Eduardo Lozano Latin American  Collection and Hillman Library 
Eduardo Lozano Latin American Collection

 For more information, visit:

University Library System

Currently, all ULS libraries are closed, but if you have questions, please contact Ask Us or check the Library Response & Resources page for ways the library can still help!

Bolivian Studies Journal/Revista de Estudios Bolivianos

We invite you to review its contents by accessing the corresponding website:
Thanks for your continuing interest in our work.

Los invitamos a revisar los contenidos de este nuevo número, disponibles en el sitio:

Elizabeth Monasterios - Martha E. Mantilla
Bolivian Studies Journal/Revista de Estudios Bolivianos

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CLAS Community Engagement 

CLAS' community engagement programs play a pivotal role in sharing information and expertise on Latin America to educators both at the college/university level and kindergarten through secondary (K-12) level, the professional community, and general public as part of its Educational Public Service (Outreach) mission.

Community Engagement programs are offered throughout the academic year. These include but are not limited to: professional development workshops, study abroad opportunities, faculty development seminars, summer research fellowships, curriculum development projects, school visit program, lecture and film series, resource lending library, list of Latin American Organizations in Pittsburgh, and newsletters, including CLASicos and a weekly newsletter.


UCIS Engagement Website:

UCIS Monthly Newsletter:

To request a club or classroom visit:

To share their needs and feedback about UCIS engagement,

we are encouraging educators to take our Fall survey:

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Pittsburgh Events, Resources for Families, Individuals and Businesses
(not sponsored by CLAS/UCIS or Pitt)

To see the latest events happening in our community, please "CLICK HERE". You will see a list of events by date. 

If you have any events that you would like to add, go to: to let us know what is coming up in the community.

Photo by Ruben A. Campos

Resources for Small Businesses
See the latest information for small businesses:


Idea, Teamwork, Thinking, Working, Agency


  October 31, 2020

For more information, "CLICK HERE".

Latin American and Caribbean Cuisine

(Delivery, Takeout and/or Gift Certificates)

We are creating a list of local Latin American and Caribbean cuisine offerings to support and promote your business. Please complete the included survey to help us identify you and find out what services you offer (delivery, takeout, hours, menu, etc.).

We plan to share this list with other local organizations, and promote it in our newsletter and email list. We hope that you take the time to answer this questionnaire. Thank you!

Click HERE to see the list of local Latin American and Caribbean Cuisine you can order!

(Updated 7/20/2020)

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Higher Education
(Call for papers, training and conferences and academic organizations and resources)
For call for papers, training and conferences: 
Call for papers, training and conferences opportunities are listed by deadline dates and are updated as information is available.



Team, Meeting, Lecture, Group, Team Meeting, Business
Academic Organizations and Resources:

"Click HERE" 

Hand, Keep, Globe, Earth, Continents, Usa, America

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Employment Opportunities
NOTE: In this document you will find the latest employment opportunities available.

If you have any questions, we recommend that you contact the company directly. The employment opportunities are listed from the newest to the oldest.

  "Click here" 

Bulletin Board, Stickies, Post-It, List, Business
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