Events in UCIS

Wednesday, September 26

9:30 am Career Counselling
Career Booster Germany
Location:
Alumni Hall & Wyndham (University Center)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with German Department and The Goethe Institute New York
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Find out how you can use German in your career, how to find the right university or a lab internship, or how to apply for a job in Germany; learn about German engineering programs and universities of applied sciences.

Talk to students and teachers of German, as well as representatives from the Goethe Institute, participating German universities and organizations, the German American Chamber of Commerce, from Pitt's European Studies Center, the Study Abroad Office, the Swanson School of Engineering, the College of Business Administration, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, and others.

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Argentina in Turmoil
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Join Panoramas in a discussion about current events in Argentina. This roundtable will be moderated by Ignacio Mamone, a PhD candidate in Political Science.

Wednesday, September 26th
4217 Posvar Hall
12 PM

Panoramas provides a web-based venue for thoughtful dialogue of Latin American and Caribbean issues. By enabling a voice for scholars, students, policy makers and others to engage in constructive commentary on relevant current and historical topics, the forum also serves as an academic resource to worldwide educational audiences. Housed at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and maintained by CLAS faculty, students and alumni, Panoramas strives to be at the forefront of scholarly analysis of affairs in the Latin American region.

For more information and to join the conversation, visit:
https://www.panoramas.pitt.edu/

For other events sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list

12:00 pm Lecture
Perspectives on basic income: automation and social justice
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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There has been a surge of interest in basic income (BI: the payment of a guaranteed income to all citizens/residents) related to fears about automation and the future of work. this contrasts with a longer tradition of thinking about BI as a matter of social justice. In this talk, Jamie Cooke, Director of RSA Scotland, argues that automation is an issue of social justice, particularly for communities like Pittsburgh and Glasgow, which have already suffered in previous eras economic/technological change.

4:30 pm Panel Discussion
Hot Topics/Global Perspectives
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Grab a coffee and join GSC for the first of our monthly series where we host an informal discussion about a pressing issue of the day. Get global insight and bring your thoughts to share or questions to have addressed. Cookies served!

4:36 pm Lecture
Food, Gender, and Media in Italy
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Year of Pitt Global, Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program and Chatham University Food Studies Program
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Food, if interpreted just as an expression of biological needs, may come across as natural and apolitical. It does not take much to realize that food is actually profoundly entangled with power dynamics and social structures that assume immediate, tangible meanings. In its cultural and media representations, food reflects, supports, and reinforces values and practices that contribute to constructing identity, including gender.
In this talk, an analysis of media development in Italy since fascism, when Mussolini launched means of mass communication as propaganda tools, will show how producing and eating contribute to the experience of gender in Italy. These phenomena are particularly visible in Italian culture, where food plays a central role in defining individuals and communities.