Events in UCIS

Thursday, March 22 until Sunday, April 8

(All day) Festival
2018 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival
Location:
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 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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MOVIE SCHEDULE:
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 mondoitaliano@earthlink.net.

Friday, April 6

(All day) Symposium
Pitt/Penn State Global Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium
Location:
The Pennsylvania State University
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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The symposium will highlight student research on the complex array of social forces that characterize our increasingly interconnected world and will provide networking for students and faculty who are shaping how we approach these important topics and/or will provide leadership in the study of global issues in the future.

A wide variety of research topics on diverse areas including (but not limited to) the economy, gender, health, education, politics, media, nationalism, ethnicity, spirituality, and community are encouraged. We invite papers from various disciplines within humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional schools that address the theme of interconnectedness. Submissions that employ diverse theories, genres, and methodologies of research in a plurality of historical and geographical contexts are encouraged.
Once abstracts are submitted and approved, papers will be clustered according to general themes that emerge. While we are not giving our awards, notable papers from each cluster will be highlighted on the Center for Global Studies' website.

**Abstracts Due March 12th**

Submit abstracts here: https://goo.gl/p6DiQR

Students should contact Elaine Linn at eel58@pitt.edu for more information or visit the GSC website.

1:00 pm Symposium
Documenting Diasporas: Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with University Center for Int'l Studies (UCIS), Africana Studies Department, the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Documenting Diasporas: Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos
Symposium 04/06
1:00-6:00 p.m.
4130 Posvar Hall

Features Panelists:
Dr. Sherwin Bryant, African American Studies, Northwestern University
Dr. Kia Lilly Caldwell, African American Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Jennifer A. Jones, Sociology, Notre Dame University
Dr. Solsiree Del Moral, American Studies, Amherst College

African-descended populations in Latin America total over 150 million and nearly one quarter of the 57 million Latinos in the U.S. identify as Afro-Latino. This symposium highlights the range of sources – archival, literary, oral, digital, and visual – that researchers engage to analyze historical and contemporary diasporic experiences of Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos.

For more information, email: pittmrv@gmail.com or lavst12@pitt.edu

1:30 pm Career Counselling
UCIS International Toolkit Series: Teaching English Abroad
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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China, Thailand, Egypt, Japan, Ukraine, Bahrain, Ethiopia, United Arab Emirates and Taiwan… What do these places have in common? The opportunity to travel, experience new cultures, and teach English!

Learn about ways to teach abroad, resources to search for jobs, organizations that you can volunteer/intern at to gain teaching experience, and how to prepare for an exciting job while at school!

Join UCIS for this year’s last International Career Toolkit Series on Teaching English Abroad! Hear from a panel of speakers who have taught across the world in different capacities. Our panel has taught English through the Peace Corps, government exchange programs, on contract with local schools, and online.

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
An Evening with Maranie Rae: Refugee Photographer
Location:
837 William Pitt Union
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of FORGE
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Maranie Rae is a Pittsburgh-based photographer and journalist. Her work focuses on marginalized individuals and those displaced by violence and war. She will share her photographs, experiences, and stores from her past working with refugees through organizations including Doctors Without Borders.

All are welcome! Free pizza provided.