Events in UCIS

Monday, October 28

(All day) Cultural Event
Center for Latin American Studies--Día de los Muertos y Día de los Santo Festivities!
Location:
GLOBAL HUB
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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COME AND HELP US SET UP AN ALTAR/OFRENDA AND LEARN ABOUT THIS HOLIDAYS!

“Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life.”

You can bring: A photo of a loved one, flowers—preferably marigolds, things that the person you are honoring enjoyed in life. No real candles, please.

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All Saints Days in Guatemala

Around the world, people do things to remember their loved ones in different ways. It can be through celebrations and festivities or quiet prayer and mourning. In Guatemala, the most important holiday to pay respect to the deceased is on November 1, All Saints Day, or Día de Todos Santos. On this day, the country transforms into a lively exhibition of remembrance filled with flowers, artistic decorations, and food. Additionally, they have Kite Festival—Locals say that these huge kites are used as a way to connect with the deceased, and these kites take over the skies of Santiago Sacatepequez and Sumpango, where the largest kite festivals take place. They have other traditions such decoration the the tombs of their loved ones, as well as a ribbon race and a traditional meal. For more information on this event visit:
https://www.tripsavvy.com/all-saints-day-celebrations-november-1490539

9:00 am Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 337
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

11:00 am Student Club Activity
Samovar Tea Sale &Trivia
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub along with Pitt Russian Club
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For just $1.00 a cup sip on tea prepared using a traditional Samovar and take a crack at some Russian Trivia.

2:00 pm Presentation
Vampirism and How to Use It
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
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The Slavic version of the vampire myth is especially rich and compelling. In this talk, Dr. J. D. Wright will explore the ways in which the Slavic world understood the vampire and also how the image or metaphor of vampirism has been put to use for a variety of different purposes, both political and personal.

3:00 pm Workshop
Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
7:00 pm Performance
Hungarian Folk Music Concert
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Hungarian Folk Music Concert featuring flutest Mark Fulet and pianist Helga Scheibert. Event is free with a $10 suggested donation for Hungarian Room Study Abroad Scholarship.

Monday, October 28 until Wednesday, October 30

(All day) Conference
Deconstruction & Reuse Conference
Location:
Phipps Conservatory & Gardens
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Build Reuse
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Tours! Workshops! Networking! The only national conference that focuses on how communities can create, support, and develop reuse economies. To register, visit www.buildreuse.org/conference