Events in UCIS

Thursday, October 10

12:00 pm Information Session
Comparative Justice in Ireland
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
1:00 pm Information Session
Comparative Sign Language in London
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
4:00 pm Lecture
Everyday Radioactive Life in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Department of Communication, Department of History, Cultural Studies Program and World History Center
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From 1949 to 1989, the Soviet Union conducted 456 nuclear tests at Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in Kazakhstan. Despite decades of nuclear fallout, Kazakh rural communities inhabit the area around the site. How has living around a nuclear test site shaped those communities and their post-Soviet experience? This live interview with Magdalena Stawkowski will discuss her ethnographic work and the ways the Semipalatinsk test site still shapes economy, environment and subjectivities.

5:30 pm Lecture
Asia Pop!: Japanese Pop Music and the Curvature of Social Space-Time
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Professor Condry will explore contemporary Japanese music, with a comparison of diverse examples, such as female Japanese rappers, underground techno festivals, the virtual idol Hatsune Miku, and the pop idol group AKB48. How can music help us understand the curvature of social space-time? What does this mean for our understanding of society and culture?

6:00 pm Seminar
Ibram X. Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist - Four Evenings -- Global Literary Encounters
Location:
Latin American Lecture Room, Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with University Library System (ULS) and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
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In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures program's "Ten Evenings" series, Global Studies Center is hosting "Four Evenings" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspective. Open to series subscribers and the Pitt Community, these evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues. A limited number of tickets to the author's lectures will be available to those who attend the discussions.

6:00 pm Film
Las Madres de Berks
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Studies Center along with Department of History of Art and Architecture, Center for Health Equity, Department of Communications, Department of History, Department of Studio Arts, Film and Media Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, Humanities Center, School of Education Dean's Office Series on Equity and Justice, Casa San Jose and Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition
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Join us for a screening and talkback of "Las Madres de Berks," a short documentary created by public artist Michelle Angela Ortiz. "Las Madres de Berks" shares the testimonials of four mothers who were detained for two years with their children at Berks County Residential Center, a family prison in Pennsylvania. Reception with food and beverages to follow.

7:00 pm Exhibit
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Showcase
Location:
Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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2019 Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Winners will share posters outlining their experiences abroad.

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