Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 24

High School Model United Nations Conference
Time:
(All day)
Location:
William Pitt Union and O'Hara Student Club
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and UCIS Engagement
Contact:
Zita Toth-Shawgo
Contact Phone:
412-648-4433
Contact Email:
zita.toth-shawgo@pitt.edu

Model UN, a simulation of the sessions of the United Nations, provides an opportunity for high school students to apply their studies to real-world contexts and practice diplomacy, negotiating, and resolution writing.

When and Where
Pitt MUN will take place on Tuesday, October 24, 2024. We are planning to host this event in-person in the William Pitt Union and O'Hara Student Center on the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus. Registration will open at 8:00am; the conference will end at 4:00pm.

Sunday, November 10

PolishFest 2024
Time:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, Global Hub, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs and UCIS Engagement along with Polish Nationality Room

The 42nd Annual Polishfest is designed to give everyone an opportunity to experience the living Polish, Lithuanian, and Carpatho-Rusyn cultures

The 42nd Annual Polishfest is designed to give the festival guests, families, and students an opportunity to experience the living cultures of the Polish, Lithuanian and Carpatho-Rusyn Peoples that throughout history were joined, separated and independently are connected. A living legacy presented to teach, to experience, to taste, to try and to have fun.

This family-oriented event is FREE to everyone and will include many activities such as Polish name writing; Lithuanian angel papercutting demonstration; pierogi / pirohy cooking demonstrations and samples; and Carpatho-Rusyn spinning and lace making; and a pierogi toss.

Every display, demonstration, and activity will offer an explanation of the cultural history of the tradition.

Entertainment will include Polish folk songs with a violinist; a Lithuanian choir with Bocjai folk songs; Polish Karazula folk songs and folk dancing by the “Lajkoniki” Ensemble; Polka dancing; and contemporary Polish music.

In-Person event