Events in UCIS

Monday, March 30

12:00 pm Lecture
Canceled: Brexit, the Far Left, and Populist Antisemitism in Britain
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Jewish Studies Program
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This event has been canceled

12:45 pm Cultural Event
Online: Russian Tutoring & Conversation Table
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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This language table has been moved online. Please contact Katya via Skype @katya.kovaleva1 during the usual meeting time of Monday's from 12:45PM-2:45PM OR email Katya directly (

Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.

4:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Critical Research on Africa Lecture Series
3703 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program along with Department of Africana Studies; Department of History
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In her presentation, Dr. Williams will explore the advent of faith-based maternity homes in Nigeria since the early 1930s and how they adapted to socio-political and biomedical trends in their search for legitimacy. Various scholars have examined relationships between ethnomedical practitioners, biomedicine, and the state; even fewer have extended this conversation to practices of divine healing in Africa. Notwithstanding, there has been little exploration of religious birthing institutions that increasingly play vital roles as primary maternal healthcare providers. By examining Faith Homes and their socio-political search for legitimacy in colonial and post-colonial Nigeria, Williams reflects on the enduring connections between religion and medicine in Africa.

Ogechukwu Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Department of Medical Humanities at Creighton University, Omaha NE. Her book project examines the intersections between biomedical maternities, traditional midwifery, and faith-based birthing institutions in Nigeria. She is co-author of Writing the Nigeria Biafra War.

5:30 pm Lecture
Postponed: Out of Time
501 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian
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Part of FRIT's Week of Francophonie. A talk on French Rom-Coms by Dr. Mary Harrod.