The potato has been a staple of South American cuisine since the time of the Incan Empire, but the story of its migration around the world is one of not just displacement, but conquest, exploitation, famine, intrigue, defamation, delicious dishes, and semantic confusion! At this event you can follow the path of the potato through history and learn about its impact on global cuisine, language, and culture. Plus, get a taste of different potato dishes!
Events in UCIS
Tuesday, October 16
Whether you’re an international student looking to make American friends in Pittsburgh or a native speaker of English interested in meeting people from different cultures, this FREE event is perfect for you! If you’ve ever heard of “Speed Dating,” this is similar. The only difference is that the objective here is to make friends. There will be structured time for short conversations, as well as time for mingling and to enjoy snacks and refreshments. Join us for an evening of lively conversation, celebrating diversity, and the start of new friendships. Seating is limited, so please register in advance to reserve a seat: https://tinyurl.com/ISF2191. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
UHC will host an information session on Boren and Critical Language Scholarship Tuesday, October 16., October 16 @ 5 PM,
Students who travelled to Africa in AY 2018 will be sharing their experiences from the respective countries of their programs. Whether it be in the Tanzania, Ghana or South Africa study abroad programs, the Uganda field-based internship program, or independent research and learning, your fellow students have some amazing stories to tell. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about options and logistics if you are contemplating studying or working abroad in Africa this coming summer! Come join the conversations and enjoy some good food.
Performance: FREE and open to the public.
Brain Candy Podcast is sugar rush for your intellectual side, and host Susie Meister joins International Week for the third year to muse about her experiences on reality television, travel abroad, and everything in-between. Though perhaps best known for her reality TV show stardom, Pitt alum Susie Meister is well-versed in the global and social issues surrounding displacement. She has felt this first hand while participating on the MTV television show Road Rules and the Challenge, where she was filmed outside her comfort zone experiencing people, places, and adventures she never would have otherwise. She completed her PhD in Religious Studies at Pitt in 2014, and now works as the co-owner of WAVE Podcast Network. Her guest co-host for this live taping is Pittsburgh icon, Sally Wiggin, who was the long-time WTAE news co-anchor. They will welcome Bill Isler, President of the Fred Rogers, Co. from 1987-2016, longtime educator, and advocate for children. They will be talking about the ways we can all celebrate the differences of people around the world and in our own neighborhoods.
Join us for this interactive podcast! FREE pizza will be served along with samples of chocolates from Pittsburgh’s own Edward Marc Chocolatiers.
Italian instructor Eliza Jermyn will present one of her favorite films and one of the best new films from acclaimed director Paolo Virzì.
From Rotten Tomatoes:
Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she's on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. They are both patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic. Paolo Virzì’s new film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between the two women as they flee the mental institution in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse - the world of sane people.