Events in UCIS

Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3

5:00 pm Seminar
Global Health and Gender Equality- SDG 5
Location:
2400 Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Office of the Vice Provost Carnegie Mellon University
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With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.

Sunday, December 1

6:00 pm Performance
Nativity Kontakion
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Byzantine Choir of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
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A Byzantine musical oratorio-celebration of the complete Kontakion of the Nativity by Romanos the Melodist. A program by the Byzantine Choir of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh and Invited Musical Guests. Open to the public.

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
6 PM

Monday, December 2

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

10:00 am Cultural Event
Chinese Language Activity
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Hosted by the Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures, students will practice their Mandarin Chinese skills in various structured group activities.

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
3:00 pm Workshop
Russian Tutoring and Conversation Table
Location:
415 Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Improve your Russian, meet other Russian students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Russian culture!

Tuesday, December 3

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Conversations on Europe: Democratic Backsliding - Poland and Hungary
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
6:00 pm Exhibit/Reception
Afro--LatinX Perspectives: Race, Representation, and Society
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Hillman Library, Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection, African American Collection and University Archives and Special Collections
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This event showcases student research from the upper division undergraduate course, “Afro-Latinos in the U.S.” with Michele Reid-Vazquez, Africana Studies Department. The twenty-one participants will provide visual and textual iterations of the experiences of Afro-Latinxs in regional and transnational contexts.

Based on a range of primary sources, including memoirs, historic newspapers, interviews, and social media, this exhibition will present a powerful narrative of the struggles and achievements of Afro-Latinxs. Examples include the racial acculturation of Cubans and Puerto Ricans who migrated in the early twentieth century; racism encountered by sports figures, such as Roberto Clemente (baseball) and Herbert Lewis Hardwick (boxing); Afro-Latinas’ resistance to colorism and sexism; the invisibility of Afro-Latinxs in media and film; and broader efforts to counter injustice and prejudice.

https://www.planforpitt.pitt.edu/projects/afro-latin-american-and-afro-l...

Wednesday, December 4

(All day) Performance/Student Club Activity
High School Model European Union
Location:
TBD
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Center for International Legal Education and German American Chambers of Commerce
9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

10:00 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 Workshop
Stress Free Zone: Guided Meditation Sessions
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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Need a break from studying? Feeling stressed or anxious about exams? Come by the Pitt Global Hub for a 15-minute guided meditation session. Students will learn mind/body stress reduction skills through mindfulness meditation, a form of attention training which involves intentional, non-judgmental observation of the present moment.

Sessions will be led by Stress Free Zone Coordinator, Hallie Stotsky.

4:30 pm Lecture
Who’s Revitalizing Homer?: The Relevance and Risks of Classical Reception Today
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 501
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Department of Classics
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In this lecture, Donna Zuckerberg explores what antiquity means to far-right online communities and what others interested in Classics can do to respond.

4:30 pm Information Session
International Engagement Opportunities in Pittsburgh
Location:
837 WPU
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Your international experience does not have to end with the completion of your study abroad program. Pittsburgh is home to a plethora of cultural groups, internationally minded non-profits and global businesses. Apply your international experience to a world of opportunities here in Pittsburgh! Learn about internship, volunteering and part-time job opportunities, where you can advance the skills learned abroad and make a difference locally.

5:00 pm Information Session
Global Health Internships in Moldova
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Stop by the Hub to learn about these six-week internships in a variety of state and non-governmental organizations in areas of public health, health education, environmental healthy, community mental healthy, and other global health fields in Moldova.

5:00 pm Information Session
Global Health Internships in Moldova
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Stop by the Hub to learn about these six-week internships in a variety of state and non-governmental organizations in areas of public health, health education, environmental health, community mental health, and other global health fields in Moldova.

6:15 pm Workshop
Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Location:
329 Cathedral of Learning
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!

6:30 pm Reception
Germany and Austria Study Abroad Reunion
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Come reconnect with friends from your program and learn about the popular German tradition of Weihnachtsmärkte and Christkindlmärkte. Whether or not you have been to a Christmas market or studied abroad during the Holiday season, come reminisce on your experience with other program alumni!

Thursday, December 5

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

12:00 pm Information Session
Architecture and the City in Central Europe
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
1:00 pm Information Session
Comparative Economics in Central Europe/Economic Policy in Ukraine
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
3:00 pm Panel Discussion
Eyewitnesses to History Panel: Remembering 1989 Roundtable
Location:
540 William Pitt Union (WPU)
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
4:00 pm Lecture
"Coup or Revolution? The Case of Bolivia and the Rise of the Evangelical Right"
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas
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Center for Latin American Studies-Panoramas Roundtable Series.

6:00 pm Seminar
Richard Powers' The Overstory - Four Evenings -- Global Literary Encounters
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
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.

7:00 pm Lecture
Karl Malden's American Dream
Location:
English Room CL 144
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with The Serb National Federation
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Lecture by actor Karl Malden sponsored by the Serb National Federation & Yugoslav Room Committee.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
9:00 pm Student Club Activity
Club Cúla Búla
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, December 6

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

1:00 pm Student Club Activity
Comfort Food & Cornhole
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub along with Student Office of Sustainability
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Join the Global Studies Ambassadors and the Student Office of Sustainability on the last day of classes for a game of Cornhole and comfort food - soup and cornbread!

3:00 pm Lecture
Constructing Interculturality, Civilizing Birth: The Limits of Intercultural Health in Peru
Location:
Anthropology Lounge, Room 3106
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Anthropology
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This talk analyzes how the practices of care for pregnant and birthing indigenous women in public health clinics exemplify the structural limits to intercultural healthcare in Peru. The intercultural birthing policy was heralded as a major shift in the history of health care in Peru. It changed existing birth protocols, that followed technocratic models of birthing, to incorporate traditional Andean practices of care. The Peruvian deployment of an intercultural health framework echoed political projects in Ecuador and Bolivia which recognized indigenous health practices and preferences as on par with biomedical perspectives. This signaled a willingness to recognize and respect cultural differences and address historically engendered marginalization of indigenous communities. However, the construction of intercultural health through the day-to-day practices of pregnancy, labor and postpartum care of indigenous women demonstrates a clear disconnection between discourse and praxis. Further, they speak to a broader project of forceful “modernization” of indigenous bodies to fit into the desired mestizo nation.
 
Dr. Lucia Guerra-Reyes is a medical anthropologist and interdisciplinary researcher.  She holds a PhD in Anthropology and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Behavioral and Community Health, both from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to that, she studied a Master’s degree in Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru.  She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Applied Health Science, at Indiana University Bloomington- School of Public Health.  Her research focuses on the complexities of access to sexual and reproductive health care for marginalized communities. She is the author of “Changing birth in the Andes: Culture, Policy and Safe Motherhood in Peru” (Vanderbilt 2019).

For any questions, email LCA17@pitt.edu

Reception | 5:30pm
145 Washington Street, Edgewood, PA
Please RSVP to kmdewalt@pitt.edu

7:00 pm Film
1989: A Statesman Opens Up
Location:
Center for Teaching and Learning, Cathedral of Learning 602
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
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A film screening of 1989: A Statesman Opens Up

Presented by the Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA).

Sunday, December 8

12:00 pm Cultural Event
Holiday Open House
Location:
Cathedral of Learning Commons Room
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Annual Holiday Open House Celebration with food, music, dancing, and crafts.

Monday, December 9

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

11:30 am Lecture Series / Brown Bag
A Discussion on Beauty in the Age of Empire: Japan, Egypt and the Global History of Aesthetic Education
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 1325
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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December 9, 2019 at 11:30am @ Cathedral of Learning 1325

Professor Raja Adal will be discussing his recent publication Beauty in the Age of Empire: Japan, Egypt, and the Global History of Aesthetic Education on Dec. 9 at 11:30 in the Cathedral of Learning Room 1325; please feel free to join this informal brown-bag event!

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

Tuesday, December 10

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

4:30 pm Reading Group/Teacher Training
1989 for Young Learners
Location:
Posvar 4217
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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Anne Nesbet's novel, Cloud and Wallfish, invites middle-school readers into Berlin in 1989. A limited number of books will be available free of charge to the first registrants for this book discussion.

While the book target grades 5-9, all K-12 teachers are welcome!

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyIEJS3DMbzcr-LJxa0wUN3timKJ5V....

Wednesday, December 11

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
See Details

As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

11:00 am Workshop
Stress Free Zone: Guided Meditation Sessions
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
See Details

Need a break from studying? Feeling stressed or anxious about exams? Come by the Pitt Global Hub for a 15-minute guided meditation session. Students will learn mind/body stress reduction skills through mindfulness meditation, a form of attention training which involves intentional, non-judgmental observation of the present moment.

Sessions will be led by YogaU Owner, Laurel Chiappetta.

2:30 pm Lecture
Conversation with Marcus Merkel
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with American Council on Germany
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Join us for a conversation with Marcus Merkel where he will discuss his experiences, German reunification after 30 years, and more. A general discussion will follow soon after.

Thursday, December 12

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
See Details

As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

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

Friday, December 13

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
See Details

As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

Monday, December 16

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

Thursday, December 19

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