Events in UCIS

Friday, October 12

3:00 pm Colloquium
Going Viral
Anthropology Lounge (3106 WWPH)
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Jessica Dimka Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Infectious diseases play an important role in human populations, influencing and being influenced by biological, social and ecological variables from the individual to the global level. Therefore, historical and current epidemics are relevant to all subfields of anthropology, while anthropological perspectives and methods that reveal important contextual factors are vital for effective public health responses. I will illustrate these points with my research exploring the 1918 influenza pandemic (the “Spanish flu”) in a small community in Newfoundland and Labrador. Using ethnographic, historical and archival data to construct an agent-based computer simulation model, I tested hypotheses about how local patterns of social organization may have influenced epidemic outcomes. For example, reduction in school attendance when older children assumed adult roles resulted in significant differences in epidemic size and timing. I will conclude the talk with a preliminary discussion of my new project which will use high-quality Norwegian records to investigate disability as a risk factor during the 1918 pandemic.

4:00 pm Film
Detroit's Rivera: The Labors of Public Art
Humanities Center
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh Film and Media Studies Program, Cultural Studies Program and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
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The Dept. of Hispanic Languages and Literatures invites you to a Public Film Screening and Q&A Session for:
Detroit's Rivera- The Labors of Public Art (2017) dir. Julio Ramos

Julio Ramos presenta su documental (ganador de varios premios internacionales en las Américas, el Caribe y Europa). Esto Será pronto, el viernes 12 de octubre en el Humanities Center a las cuatro. La presentación está abierta al público en general y será en inglés. Preguntas e intercambio en español e inglés.

Free & open to the public -- in English; questions in both Spanish and English!

October 12, from 4 - 6 p.m. @ the Humanities Center

Sponsors: Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures, Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), Humanities Center, Film and Media Studies, Cultural Studies Program, and Dean of Undergraduate Studies