Events in UCIS

Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3

5:00 pm Seminar
Global Health and Gender Equality- SDG 5
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.

Saturday, February 29

8:00 am Conference
GOSECA Annual Conference
Barco Law Building, Alcoa Room
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Borders--whether political, cultural, linguistic, or otherwise--are artificial constructs, often fluid and rarely unanimously accepted. The spaces between and beyond the lines of demarcation--the "borderlands"--often manifest as multicultural, impermanent places of shifting identities and disparate perspectives. Many scholars have remarked on the global and cultural transformations that have taken place since 1989 and the accompanying emergence of new borderlands in Europe and Central Asia. The liminal spaces around these borders have become new points of contact and conflict for various cultures and ideologies, now brought together or divided by the turn of history. For its 17th annual conference, the Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA) at the University of Pittsburgh invites presentations that explore the concept of "borderlands," whether political, ideological, cultural, linguistic, or of another type altogether.

8:30 am Seminar
Day 2: Chasing Leviathan: The Environmental, Social, and Economic Impacts of Whaling
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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Join us for this FREE professional development mini course on the world of Whaling from New England to Europe to Japan. Speakers will address topics such the lives of sailors, what parts of a whale and what kinds of whales were harvested, the global commodity chain of whaling, and a challenge to the contemporary Japanese narrative about the importance of whaling to Japan. Class time will also include previewing portions of the American Experience film Into the Deep, experiencing some of the music of whalers, and a curriculum session with a master teacher. Free ACT 48 hours, materials, parking, and meals. Space limited so please register by Friday, February 14, 2020.

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2:00 pm Cultural Event
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Martisor is an old Romanian tradition of gifting a red and white string attached to a small piece of jewelry or a flower. This is believed to bring health and luck to the wearer.
Come and make your own or buy a premade Martisor, Romanian pastries, and more.

2:00 pm Performance
Mavra by Igor Stravinsky
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Neighborhood Project presents... with Aria 412
"MAVRA" by Igor Stravinsky.
John McKeever, Conductor
Alyssa Weathersby, Director
By arrangement with Boosey and Hawkes, Inc., publisher & copyright owner.
a Pay What You Can Event