Events in UCIS

Friday, February 14

10:00 am Cultural Event
Online: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (dim31@pitt.edu) for more information.

Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.

11:00 am Cultural Event
Language Coffeehouse
Location:
Assembly Room, William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Summer Language Institute, Jewish Studies Program, Department of Religious Studies, Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center, Kafa Buna and Ikea
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Take a break from studying to order and enjoy kaffe and kanelbullar in Swedish, chai and chakli in Hindi, or gazoz and kuru pasta in Turkish! Instructors and students from the LCTL Center will teach you how to place your order in Swahili, Quechua, Irish, Greek, Amharic, Vietnamese, or one of the 15 languages we offer. Then you can place your order at the LCTL Coffeehouse and enjoy free drinks and snacks from around the world. This is the international study break you have been waiting for! Stop by the LCTL Coffeehouse in the WPU Assembly Room on Friday 2/14 between 11am and 1pm to try it out.

12:00 pm Career Counselling
Career Center Drop-In Hours
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Career Center
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A representative from the Career Center will be hosting drop-in hours at the Hub in preparation for next week's Career Fairs. Come with your resume and any questions!

12:15 pm Lecture
Race, Gender and Representation in the Africana World
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Africana Studies, Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Department of History, Center for Race and Social Problems and Humanities Center and the World History Center
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For more information, visit: https://calendar.pitt.edu/event/featured_scholar_lecture_by_dr_vanessa_v...

fro-Latinx Portraiture: The Case of Arturo Schomburg
The Race, Gender, and Representation in the Africana World series presents: Dr. Vanessa Valdés, Director of the Black Studies Program and Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at The City College of New York-CUNY. Her research specialization focuses on comparative studies of Black cultural productions throughout the Americas, including the Caribbean, Brazil, and the U.S. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (2017), in which she analyzed Schomburg’s engagement with the vibrant, ethnically diverse, and racially charged world of early twentieth-century New York City.

Summary:
Arturo Schomburg was a central figure in early 20th-century efforts to recover evidence of global Black excellence; with a focus on Spanish-speaking Black populations, he found himself educating a predominantly English-speaking audience about the histories of Afro-Latin Americans. Yet while he was prominent in New York City, particularly in the 1920 and 1930s, there was little memory of his physical image in the years after his death. In this talk, I will discuss questions of the genealogy of photography of Black populations in the ​early 20th century, Schomburg's legibility as a Black man in his portraits, and his measured resistance to the medium.

In addition to her public talk, Dr. Valdés will also speak with students enrolled in a class on Afro-Hispanic writers in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures.

This series is sponsored by the following units: Department of Africana Studies, Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Department of History, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Race and Social Problems, Humanities Center, World History Center.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Postponed: Modern Greek Language Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (areti.papanastasiou@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: ADDverse Poetry Collective Meeting
Location:
Zoom Meeting
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Africana Studies
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Please note this meeting is now happening online. Contact Luana Reis (lreis@pitt.edu) for more information.