Events in UCIS

Thursday, September 24

10:00 am Information Session
Study Abroad Engagement Session: Faculty
Location:
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98049459786
Sponsored by:
Study Abroad Office
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Pitt Study Abroad is reimagining the future of global education and is looking for input and ideas from the Pitt community. This one hour session will explore and solicit feedback on new experiences and program options on-campus, in the US, and abroad that will take Pitt to the world and bring the world to Pitt.

11:30 am Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Latin American Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, programs, and more.

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays 11AM-12PM
Tuesdays 12-1PM
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98550944503

12:00 pm Lecture
From Aliaska to Alaska: Russian and American Colonialism
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Corporation of New York
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A live interview with Bathsheba Demuth (Brown University) and Ilya Vinkovetsky (Simon Fraser University)

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtdemuqzIoEtLzpRv8KQxK-hZeWqFg-iiT
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1:00 pm Information Session
African Studies Program - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Hub
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Speak with African Studies Program Ambassador Emmanuel Ampofo to learn about the African Studies Program, ask questions about their certificate offerings, and more.

Zoom Link: http://https//pitt.zoom.us/j/99119766107

1:00 pm Information Session
Study Abroad Engagement Session: Students
Location:
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98049459786
Sponsored by:
Study Abroad Office
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Pitt Study Abroad is reimagining the future of global education and is looking for input and ideas from the Pitt community. This one hour session will explore and solicit feedback on new experiences and program options on-campus, in the US, and abroad that will take Pitt to the world and bring the world to Pitt.

2:30 pm Panel Discussion
Roundtable: Mediterranean Studies at Pitt
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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Panelists:
Mohammed Bamyeh, Sociology
Diego Holstein, History
Lina Insana, French and Italian
Dijana Mujkanovic, GSPIA (Ph.D. candidate)

4:00 pm Information Session
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

4:00 pm Information Session
European Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the European Studies Center to learn about their four certificate offerings, events, scholarships, symposia and more.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86171673232?pwd=aThWaHhxeDFsTEdPeGZsdzZaS01EQT09
Password: 4Lkh8d

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Laber Rhabarber - The German Conversation Hour
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Want to practice your German in a casual environment and get to know other students and faculty that share your love for this language? Then Laber Rhabarber is for you! All levels of German and all kinds of people are welcome!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91424897554

5:30 pm Lecture
"Warsaw's Most Beloved Jew": The Prewar and Postwar Celebrity of Lopek-Krukowski (1901-1984)
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Jewish Studies Program, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Department of Theatre Arts and Film and Media Studies Program
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This lecture examines the important role of acculturated Jewish comedians in interwar Poland's popular culture, focusing on cabaret and film star Kazimierz Krukowski (1901-1984). Krukowski regularly played a lower middle-class Jewish merchant named Lopek, who quickly became "Warsaw's most beloved Jew" in the city's priciest cabarets. Lopek's songs, written by Jewish lyricists and composers, rendered him an ironic commentator on business woes and everyday antisemitism, and made him into Warsaw?s everyman, a character bewildered by modernity, yet eager to pursue the city's high life. Having survived the war in the USSR, Krukowski returned to Poland and opened a cabaret:"Lopek's Place." Holmgren addresses modern Jewish urban identity and comedy, which thrived in interwar Poland, and she asks to what extent those Jewish writers and actors shaped a legacy for the communist period as well.

Registration: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErduCsrjspHNbpInT6m3Vwm6LBZ5fnWbjJ

6:30 pm Film
Screenshot: Japan Documentary Film Award
Location:
Screened live on video
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Film and Media Studies Program; SCREENSHOT: ASIA
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6:30 PM: An introduction and screening of Soda Kazuhiro's Oyster Factory (2015)

9:30PM : A conversation with Soda Kazuhiro

All events will be screened live on video: https://vimeo.com/event/227238

The 2020 Japan Documentary Film Award program will launch with the screening of guest judge and filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda’s filme the Oyster Factory (Kaki Kouba, (2015)), His seventh feature-length documentary, charts the struggles of the oyster producing community of Ushimado as the industry clashes with population decline and the entrance of foreign workers. At once an exploration of individual human labor and of the massive effect of the Anthropocene, Oyster Factory charts human lives lived on the margins. His intimate portraits reveal larger issues at play in Japan: economic anxiety and struggles over immigration. The film’s empathetic portrayal of its central figures effectively captures the hopes and fears of an industry growing older, and what that means for future Japan. The screening will be held on Thursday September 24 at 6:30 pm EDT on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/event/227238

Thursday, September 24 until Friday, September 25

4:00 pm Film/Panel Discussion
Global Studies Center Screening of Border South with Q&A & Debrief
Location:
Online (Register for viewing and Zoom info)
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub along with HT94 PGH
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The HT94 Pitt team, along with the Global Studies Center and the Pitt Global Hub present a free screening of "Border South" (available in both Spanish and English) for 24 hours on September 24-25 (4PM ET-4PM ET).

Film Synopsis: To stem the immigration tide, Mexico and the U.S. collaborate to crack down on migrants, forcing them into ever more dangerous territory. Every year hundreds of thousands of migrants make their way along the trail running from southern Mexico to the US border. Gustavo’s gunshot wounds from Mexican police, which have achieved abundant press attention, might just earn him a ticket out of Nicaragua. Meanwhile anthropologist Jason painstakingly collects the trail’s remains, which have their own stories to tell. Fragmented stories from Hondurans crossing through southern Mexico assemble a vivid portrait of the thousands of immigrants who disappear along the trail. Border South reveals the immigrants’ resilience, ingenuity, and humor as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.

After the screening, please join us for a Q&A with the Director Raúl O. Paz Pastrana and Producer Jason De León on September 25th at 5PMET, and a debrief with the HT94 Pitt team at 7PMET.

By registering, you will receive info on how to access the screening and further instructions on joining the Q&A and debrief.

Register here: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3t6jGMUK97oleiF