Events in UCIS

Thursday, September 26

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Hispanic Discussion Round Tables
Location:
Hillman Library, G-49 Digital Scholarship Commons
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Director's Office along with University Library System (ULS)
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The Hispanic Discussion Roundtables is an event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the University of Pittsburgh (September 15-October 15, 2019). Join the University Library System (ULS) as we host 5 Latino/as from various parts of Latin America to share their culture, their family structure and experiences in small group settings at Hillman Library.

The goal of the Hispanic Discussion Roundtables is to build understanding and challenge stereotypes and prejudices associated with Latino/s through friendly dialogue at the ULS. These open conversations can lead to greater acceptance and inclusion in the community.

Registration is required: https://pitt.libcal.com/event/5694873

5:00 pm Lecture
Asia Pop: The Global Legacy of Asian Power
Location:
144 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Taiwan's popular music has shaped China's music and culture to a surprising degree. The roots of Taiwan's music industry can be found in the 1930s Jazz era in Shanghai. Sixty years later, Taiwan was the hub of Chinese-language pop music industry--a sonic movement that shaped Chinese understandings of music, gender, and individuality in the contemporary age. Today, music videos and mash-ups that are posted to YouTube (and its Chinese counterparts Youku and Tudou) demonstrate cultural proximity between China and Taiwan that reveals both shared cultural understandings and ongoing regional tensions that arise out of their distinctive pasts.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center