Back by popular demand, the International Week Committee has invited several of the most popular food trucks in the city to share their innovative and delicious cuisines with you. Cultures from all over the world will be represented by several of the most popular food trucks in the city. Recipes and cuisine are one of the many things that migrant peoples can take with them and can serve as a reminder of that which has been left behind.
Events in UCIS
Wednesday, October 16
This presentation will feature exiled writers who are part of City of Asylum's Exiled Writer Residency Program, which is a long-term residency for literary writers who are in exile from their home countries and under threat of persecution because of their writing. The goal of this sanctuary program, which is operated on the Northside in Pittsburgh, is to enable each writer-in-residence to continue to write while transitioning to a stable, independent life in exile. Writers from Syria, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Sudan will read their work and talk about their stories of exile and sanctuary.
Participate in international card and board games at the Pitt Global Hub during International Week!
On October 16, the University of Pittsburgh welcomes back renowned scholar on Cuban studies Carmelo Mesa-Lago to discuss the fascinating experiences of these workers as told in his latest book, "Voices of Change in Cuba from the Non-State Sector" (University of Pittsburgh Press 2018). The presentation is a featured event of International Week 2019 (www.internationalweek.pitt.edu) on campus.
Mesa-Lago is the former director of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Pitt. His book discusses the over one million Cuban residents who work in the country's nonstate sector and their enormous force for change in the country.
The Pitt community and public are invited to the free book event on Wednesday, October 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Alcoa Room of the Barco Law Building. The talk will be followed by a reception. No RSVP is necessary.
Learn more about the book and event at https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/…/new…/carmelo-mesa-lag-book-event.
Join us as we welcome Dr. Lakshmi Ramgopal, a Roman historian and Assistant Professor of History at Columbia University as part of our Classic and the Global Lecture Series. Dr. Ramgopal will explore how Romans and non-Romans living along the western coast of the Black Sea adapted to the changing mechanics of imperial administration and Roman citizenship in the second and third centuries CE using epigraphic evidence for intermarriage and worship of the emperor from this region. The presentation's material comes from her in-progress book, Romans Abroad: Associations of Roman Citizens, which studies the logic of interaction between Romans and non-Romans in non-Roman communities around the empire.
Gregory Cajete is Professor of Native American Studies and Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. He received his Ph.D. from International College – Los Angeles New Philosophy Program in Social Science Education with an emphasis in Native American Studies. Dr. Cajete is a Native American educator whose work is dedicated to honoring the foundations of Indigenous knowledge in education. Dr. Cajete is a Tewa Indian from Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. He has served as a New Mexico Humanities scholar in ethno botany of Northern New Mexico and as a member of the New Mexico Arts Commission. He worked at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 21 years. While at the Institute, he served as Dean of the Center for Research and Cultural Exchange, Chair of Native American Studies and Professor of ethno science. He organized and directed the First and Second Annual National Native American Very Special Arts Festival held in respectively in Santa Fe, NM in 1991and Albuquerque, NM in 1992.
Come join our Round Table Discussion as we kick-off the Let's Talk Africa! Lecture Series this semester. Our panel of select African Studies Program students will share their recent summer experiences. This is a great opportunity for students considering studying abroad in Africa, and also for international students from African nations looking to connect with others on campus.
Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!
Dr. William Tsutsui, President of Hendrix College in Arkansas, will come to campus during International Week. He will be giving a public talk on “Godzilla on My Mind” and we will follow with a screening of the original Gojira. Dr. Tsutsui is THE expert on the Godzilla movies. He is a Japanese historian (a Japanese-American ethnically).
The Polish Culture Club is offering a Polish Language Workshop during International Week!
Students with no or some prior knowledge of Polish are invited to come by to learn basic Polish and have some Polish snacks! We'll learn the alphabet and essential words and phrases, like food and greetings!