Events in UCIS

Thursday, September 5

11:00 am Information Session
Study Abroad Fair - Greensburg
Location:
Chambers Lawn - Pitt Greensburg
Sponsored by:
Study Abroad Office
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With more than 350 programs in 75 countries, getting started with study abroad can be overwhelming! Stop by the Study Abroad Fair to talk to advisors, faculty, exchange partners, and Pitt-Recognized providers about what programs might make sense for you! It's never too early to get started!

5:30 pm Lecture
What is K-Pop?
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with AAS Northeast Asia Council of Korean Studies
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K-pop is a dynamic field with many faces: for the South Korean government, it is a prominent tool for the nation to promote its growing influence through soft power; for Asian American youth it provides an occasion to claim their cultural coolness; for industry insiders and consumers, it presents a unique entertainment form where various media formats converge; for business communities, it provides effective marketing opportunities. By taking into consideration these various factors that comprise what we call K-pop, this talk explores its dynamic history, practice, and cultural implications.

Dr. Suk-Young Kim is Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at UCLA where she also directs Center for Performance Studies. She is the author of Illusive Utopia:Theater, Film, and Everyday Performance in North Korea(Michigan, 2010), DMZ Crossing(Columbia, 2014), and most recently,K-pop Live: Fans, Idols, and Multimedia Performance (Stanford, 2018). Her scholarship has been recognized by the James Palais Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies, the Association for Theater in Higher Education Outstanding Book Award, and ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowship.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
8:00 pm Cultural Event
Persian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
9:00 pm Student Club Activity
Club CĂșla BĂșla
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center