Events in UCIS

Thursday, March 22 until Sunday, April 8

(All day) Festival
2018 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival
Carnegie Mellon University
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of The Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University
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The mission of the Carnegie Mellon International “Faces” Film Festival is to engage the Pittsburgh community with all-encompassing programming that promotes cultural exchange and expression, and through film, illuminates the local and global ethnic communities which seldom have opportunities to celebrate their artwork and culture on a large public scale. By collaborating with guest filmmakers, arts organizations, and local businesses, the festival creates a platform for these ethnic groups to expose the Pittsburgh community to their cultures, allows attendees to identify and relate to their own origins, and for cinematic artists to engage audiences with their films and dialogues.

Thursday, April 5

(All day) Deadline--Call for Papers/Symposium
XIV Undergraduate Research Symposium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with and the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), Hispanic Languages and Literature and Literarure, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and University Honors College
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April 5, 2018


XVI Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Opportunity!
Call for Papers (Deadline for submissions: March 12, 2018)

Submit a 150-200 word abstract to the following address:

12:30 pm Lecture
The Rule of Law Around the World (Part II)
Barco Law Building Room 113
Sponsored by:
Director's Office along with Center for International Legal Education
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Continuing a long tradition at the Center for International Legal Education (CILE), this is the second of two sessions this year in which Pitt Law LLM students will talk to the Pitt Law community about the legal systems and rule of law challenges of their home countries.

Featured Presentations:

An Overview of Recent Changes in Saudi Arabia, presented by Yazeed Al-Begaishy, Abdulrahman Almuhaydib, and Rahaf Zaini (Saudi Arabia)
The U.S. And Cameroonian Approaches to Democracy and the Rule of Law, presented by Patrick Dongmo Tsague (Cameroon)

6:00 pm Cultural Event/Student Club Activity
Italian Cheese Night
Cathedral Views Gallery - Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Pitt Italian Club
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Pitt Italian Club is hosting a Cheese Night on Thurs, April 5th at the Cathedral Views Gallery in Alumni Hall at 6-7pm. The event is free to all Pitt students and costs $2 per non-Pitt student. The Cheese Night is right before the opening film of the Italian Film Festival on the same night, so participants are welcome to stay to watch the film after the event.

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6:00 pm Lecture
Two Evenings at Pitt
171B Hillman
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures
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As part of the Pittsburgh A&L "Ten Evenings" series, Mohsin Hamid (author of Exit West) and Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of the Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Sympathizer and, more recently, The Refugees) will be talking about their recent works and creative processes. Prior to their public lectures at the Carnegie Music Hall, the GSC is sponsoring more intimate gatherings with Pitt faculty and students to learn about and discuss how these works of fiction help us to understand global processes and the connections, disruptions, inequalities, and opportunities they create. We will be giving out a limited number of FREE tickets to the lecture to those who attend. Please save the dates and join us on campus Thursday evening before the lecture, and Monday at the music hall!

9:00 pm Lecture
Cool Japan: Animation in Japan
358 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Pitt Anime Club and Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society
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Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities," was published soon after, and focused on anime convention participation, including stereotyping, spending habits, cosplay and con culture.

Thursday, April 5 until Monday, April 23

7:00 pm Festival/Film
Italian Film Festival 2018
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French & Italian, Volpi, Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York, Heinz History Center Italian American Collection, Dante Alighieri Society of Pittsburgh, Mondo Italiano, Ameriprise Financial, Arancini House and John J. Suppa Insurance
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Thursday April 5th - 7pm FINCHE' C'E' PROSECCO (The Last Prosecco) @ Alumni Hall
Friday April 6th - 7pm EARS - ORECCHIE (Ears) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 7th - 7pm L'ORDINE DELLE COSE (The Order of Things) ​@ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Wednesday April 18th - 7pm FUNNE, LE RAGAZZE CHE SOGNAVANO IL MARE (Funne, Sea Dreaming Girls) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Thursday April 19th - 7pm EASY @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Friday April 20th - 7pm TUTTO QUELLO CHE VUOI (Friends By Chance) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 21st - 7pm IN GUERRA PER AMORE (At War for Love) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Questions about the festival? Contact Pittsburgh's Spotlight Sponsor of the Festival, Istituto Mondo Italiano, at