Events in UCIS

Thursday, October 29 until Tuesday, November 3

(All day) Cultural Event
Dia de los Muertos Altar at the Global Hub
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Global Hub, UCIS Engagement and International Week along with Mexico Lindo and La Palapa Mexican Restaurant
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DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Y DÍA DE LOS SANTOS FESTIVITIES!
Thursday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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“Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life.”

All Saints Day, Guatemala
Around the world, people do things to remember their loved ones in different ways. It can be through celebrations and festivities or quiet prayer and mourning. In Guatemala, the most important holiday to pay respect to the deceased is on November 1, All Saints Day, or Día de Todos Santos. On this day, the country transforms into a lively exhibition of remembrance filled with flowers, artistic decorations, and food. Locals also make and fly kites to connect with the deceased, and huge kites take over the skies of Santiago and Sumpango, (in Sacatepequez) where the largest kite festivals take place yearly. (https://www.tripsavvy.com/all-saints-day-celebrations-november-1490539)

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

October 29 to November 3, 2020—GLOBAL HUB (Posvar Hall)

Pitt Students are cordially invited to visit our ALTAR, and add items in remembrance of your loved ones. Please follow COVID-19 social distancing rules while visiting and placing items on the altar.

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Virtually Remembering Together/Recordando Juntos
Live Music with TRIO NOVA at LA PALAPA,Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar: https://www.facebook.com/LaPalapaPgh and CLAS FB: https://www.facebook.com/clas.pitt
Call (412) 586-7015 to reserve a table: 1st reservation at 4:30pm and 2nd reservation at 7:00pm

OFRENDAS with Lisa DiGioia –Nutini
Share ofrendas, your artwork, your music, your poetry. Share your feelings, your joys and your sorrows in a chat room. Let’s remember them together. In solidarity, in unity, and in hope.

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Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:00am

Virtual Lesson about el Día de los Muertos and the Day of the Saints with Lisa DiGioia-Nutini and Manuel Roman-Lacayo. Schools, families, students and the community are welcome!

Registration Required: https://tinyurl.com/y3dyw4jx

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:00-9:00 pm

Dia de los Muertos with DJ Gringa Morena with Lisa DiGioia-Nutini
Combining traditional dia de los Muertos music with liberal political protest music. visit: https://www.facebook.com/djGringaMorena
(Not suitable for children under 16)

For information about these events, email: clas@pitt.edu

Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies, the GLOBAL Hub, the UCIS Engagement Team & the International Week Committee at the University of Pittsburgh in association with La Palapa, Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar, and Mexico Lindo (Lisa DiGioia-Nutini).

Thursday, October 29

11:30 am Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
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

4:00 pm Lecture
Music, Sound, and Nostalgia in My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies
Location:
Music at Pitt Youtube Page
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of Music, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University
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In this presentation, Kunio Hara explores the essential role of sound and music in how we experience two classics of Japanese animation: Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro and Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies.

Kunio Hara is Associate Professor of Music History at the University of South Carolina. His main area of research is 19th-century Italian opera, particularly the works of Giacomo Puccini. Kunio’s initial interest in Puccini’s musical representation of Japanese people and culture in Madama Butterfly developed into the exploration of the careers of Japanese opera singers, such as Tamaki Miura and Yoshie Fujiwara, who actively engaged with the opera. His article on Miura’s final performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in Japan under U.S. occupation appeared in the journal Music and Politics. Later this fall at the national meeting of the American Musicological Society, Kunio will present a paper on Fujiwara Opera Company’s U.S. tour in the 1950s.

4:00 pm Information Session
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
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:
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:
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

5:00 pm Panel Discussion
From Russian Studies to Journalism, Editing, and Writing Careers
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Are you interested in using your Russian Studies background to pursue a career journalism? Join us to learn about professional opportunities in this field.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvceCqqTgqHNNidHQRh9X6VCeEzDfX2f...

Moderator:
Dr. Olga Klimova
Director of the Russian Program
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Pittsburgh

Speakers:
Dr. Jennifer Wilson, Freelance Writer
Hilah Kohen, Literary and Features Editor, Meduza

7:00 pm Panel Discussion
PUSHing the Human Right to Housing
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Sociology, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival, US Human Rights Cities Alliance, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance and University Human Rights Working Group and Student Task Force
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Leilani Farha, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Housing, will speak about her work bringing demands for housing justice to governments and working with the global housing rights movement through her organization #Maketheshift with featured panelists. Panelists include: Carl Redwood, Pittsburgh's Hill District Consensus Group, Dr. Michael Goodhart, Director of Pitt Global Studies Center, and Rob Robinson of the US Human Rights Cities Alliance, International Alliance of Inhabitants and Partners for Dignity Rights.

8:00 pm Film
CANCELLED -Movie Night: EuroVision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Euro Club
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CANCELED
It's Movie Night!
Join the Euro Club and European Studies Center to watch the Will Ferrell Comedy, EuroVision Song Contest : The Story of Fire Saga. Students must have Netflix Subscription and Install Free TeleParty Extension (Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge).