Events in UCIS

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

Wednesday, October 30

2:30 pm Workshop
Nationality Rooms - Art Materials Workshop Series
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Michael Walter, Nationality Rooms Tour Coordinator and Quo Vadis Advisor, will talk about oil painting and pigments as it pertains to some decoration of Nationality Rooms. Discussion of oil painting in relation to other types of painting also seen in Nationality Rooms will be presented.

4:00 pm Lecture
Socialist Commission Shops and Used Clothing Retail
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with University of Ljubljana
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Based on Slovene/Yugoslav and Czechoslovak primary sources, Dr. Habinc will discuss socialist commission shops in comparison with other types of historically known second-hand retail channels. The lecture will examine the role such shops had in socialist consumption practices and in economies of shortage.

4:00 pm Lecture
Reconstructions, Utopia, Nation. Architecture as a Tool of Identity Constructions in Germany Since 1989
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Department of German
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How have German cities changed since the fall of the Berlin Wall? Why is Germany rebuilding its palaces? Join us for a discussion of these questions and more!

5:00 pm Film
Coco
Location:
GLOBAL HUB
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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“Coco” tells the story of Miguel Rivera, a 12-year-old Mexican boy who dreams of becoming a famous troubadour like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz — a guitar hero and movie star inspired by midcentury luminaries like Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete. Miguel’s family sharply disapproves of music, leading to a fateful act of rebellion on the Day of the Dead.

6:00 pm Workshop
Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Location:
Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!