Events in UCIS

Friday, October 19

11:00 am Career Counselling
Global Company Tour
Location:
Room 540, WPU
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Interested in having a global career? Are you wanting to either work abroad or work for a global company in the States? Then this is the opportunity for you! There will be five, 20-minute “meet and greets” with employers in designated rooms on the 5th floor of the William Pitt Union with the opportunity to rotate in and out of different ones to get the most information and advice possible in regard to launching your global career. Additionally, we will have a ‘networking room’ with alumni and other organizations/employers to get more one-on-one time to discuss possibilities and interest. This event is open to all international and domestic students. Career Passports will be distributed to students to get ‘stamped’ and raffled off to win exciting prizes!

1:00 pm Film
Italian Instructor's Film Favorites
Location:
324 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Department of French and Italian
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Italian lecturer Lorraine Denman will present one of her all-time favorite movies, Mid-August Lunch.

From Rotten Tomatoes:
A man unexpectedly finds himself talking care of four women, three of whom he barely knows, in this sunny comedy from Italy. Gianni (Gianni di Gregorio) is a man in his mid-sixties who still lives with his mother; given that Valeria (Valeria De Franciscis) is well into her nineties, these days he looks after her rather than the other way around, though she remains quite spry given her age. Gianni and Valeria share an apartment in a building owned by Luigi (Alfonso Santagata); Gianni owes money on the rent, and Luigi, who wants to take off for the midsummer festivities of Ferragosto, makes him a deal -- Luigi will forgive the debt if his elderly mother, Marina (Marina Cacciotti), can stay with Gianni and Valeria for a few days. Gianni grudgingly agrees, but is upset when he discovers Luigi has also brought his aging aunt Maria (Maria Calì). Word apparently circulates that Gianni is running an informal home for the elderly, as his friend Marcello (Marcello Ottolenghi) stops by and drops off his mother, Grazia (Grazia Cesarini Sforza), for a day or two. While Gianni scrambles to look after the various needs of four elderly women, it soon becomes clear the ladies have strongly differing views on a number of subjects, making his job all the more difficult.

4:00 pm Conference
Comfort Women: The Legacy of Sexual Slavery in Asia
Location:
120 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week along with Allegheny County Bar Association
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As a collaborative partnership between the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Asian Studies Center, the Comfort Women: The Legacy of Sexual Slavery in Asia conference will focus on the historical and legal aspects of sexual enslavement of women by the military in the years before and during World War II. Reaching beyond the actual historical events, the conference will explore the reasons for the long silence and how performance practices—protests, tribunals, theater, and memorial building projects are used to demand justice for those who suffered the state-sponsored acts of sexual violence both in Asia and here in America. The conference provides the framework for understanding how actions designed to bring about redress can shift from the legal aspects to its cultural and social possibilities.

The conference will open with a screening of Twenty Two (Guo Ke, 2017), a film about the last 22 Chinese comfort women. Following the film, Dr. Seung-hwan Shin will lead a Q&A session, and there will be a reception in the lobby of David Lawrence Hall.

For details on Saturday's activities, please see here.

7:00 pm Cultural Event/Performance
International Talent Show
Location:
Ballroom - O'Hara Student Center
Sponsored by:
International Week
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For 50 years, the University of Pittsburgh has expanded it's global presence through several dynamic initiatives and partnerships. Now, you have the opportunity to celebrate those 50 years in just 1 night by displaying your worldwide talent to the entire Pitt Community during our International Talent Show on Friday, October 19th. Not only is this a celebration, but you will have the opportunity to win big prizes and eat some delicious food that represents the different cultures of our community. Please click here to register: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cuPrJ9kSBLcvVaZ

7:00 pm Cultural Event
International Talent Show
Location:
O'Hara Student Ballroom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Experience the cultural diversity and talent at Pitt, with a special performance by Pitches & Tones and Prizes for the first 50 attendees!
Sign up at: www.internationalweek.pitt.edu/