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Friday, October 29

Pop-Up Gaeltacht: Samhain
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Elizabeth Myers
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub

Pop in at The Global Hub for a pre-Halloween party and learn more about the ancient origins of Halloween, Samhain! Attendees can learn to speak a few key phrases to greet your friends in An Ghaeilge, the Irish language; taste imported treats from Ireland and the UK; explore an international art exhibit, "The History of Ireland in 10 Words" from the General Consulate of Ireland, and more!

Presenter: Elizabeth Myers

Elizabeth Myers is a graduate student who is dually enrolled at Pitt and the National University of Ireland - Galway. Elizabeth is earning a master's degree in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) and Irish Studies, with a focus the preservation of endangered Celtic languages and global competency. She works as support staff in the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and is among the first cohort of employees to earn the Global Competency Certificate through Pitt's Faculty Staff Professional Development Program (FSDP). She is pursuing fluency in Irish through Pitt's Less Commonly Taught Language Center with Marie Young, Lecturer and Instructor. She is also pursuing a professional certification with the European Studies Center.

Elizabeth is a native of the Pittsburgh area and currently lives in Castle Shannon, a former Irish settlement in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Her favorite hobbies are learning to speak Gaeilge and exploring the island of her ancestors. Her favorite travel moment so far was in 2020, where she climbed Ireland's highest peak with her son, Sean. For more information, contact: elizabeth.myers@pitt.edu