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
See Details

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).

Monday, November 2

(All day) Exhibit
International Photo Contest
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
See Details

Out of over 250 photos received from study abroad alumni this year, 25 photos in 5 categories have been selected by judges and put on display throughout the International Week. Click on the link below to see the selected photos and vote for your favorites. The winner of each category will be decided by your votes.

See the photos here: https://sway.office.com/G7OGEDGQPod2Ebsi?ref=Link

11:00 am Cultural Event
Virtual Lesson on Día de los Muertos and Día de los Santos
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Global Hub, UCIS Engagement and International Week along with Mexico Lindo and La Palapa Mexican Restaurant
See Details

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Y DÍA DE LOS SANTOS FESTIVITIES!
Thursday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020

************
“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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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).

11:00 am Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
See Details

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 Panel Discussion/Workshop
Migration and Activism in Pittsburgh
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub along with HT94 PGH
See Details

Join Hostile Terrain 94 PGH and a local activist and organizer to learn about current migration issues in Pittsburgh and how to become engaged. Followed by filling toe-tags to commemorate migrant life.

Register here: https://forms.gle/g9xhrxcEJSshLpEd9

1:00 pm Information Session
Asian Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

Speak with a representative from the Asian Studies Center to learn about their offerings, including the Asian Studies Certificate, events, and more.

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96441387574

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
See Details

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 Cultural Event
Commemorating Migrant Deaths: Legacies of Violence at the Border
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub along with HT94 PGH
See Details

Join the Hostile Terrain 94 Pittsburgh group and fill out toe tags to commemorate the migrants who have lost their lives on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Only one person may fill out a tag at a time and all social distancing and mask protocol must be followed.

4:30 pm Cultural Event
International Speed Friending
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
International Week along with English Language Institute
See Details

Join us for virtual International Speed Friending! Whether you’re an international student at Pitt looking to make American friends in Pittsburgh or a native speaker of English interested in meeting people from different cultures, this FREE event hosted by the English Language Institute is perfect for you!

If you’ve ever heard of “Speed Dating,” this is similar. The only difference is that the objective here is to make friends. There will be structured time for short one-on-one conversations, as well as time for mingling. Celebrate International Week at Pitt by bringing local to global and global to local for the start of new friendships. Prizes will be raffled off and OCC credit is available, too.

Advance registration is required. Participants must register and log in to Zoom using a valid pitt.edu email address: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_24vfoBLR7WFN5Vb

OCC credit is available for this event. For more information, please contact Rob Mucklo at rob.mucklo@pitt.edu.

6:00 pm Cultural Event
Dia de los Muertos with DJ Gringa Morena
Location:
Facebook Live
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Global Hub, UCIS Engagement and International Week along with Mexico Lindo and La Palapa Mexican Restaurant
See Details

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Y DÍA DE LOS SANTOS FESTIVITIES!
Thursday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020

************
“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)

************

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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).

6:00 pm Reception
Plus3 Reunion
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
See Details

This special event will be an opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pitt’s Plus3 study abroad program and connect with past Plus3 participants, faculty, and in-country partners. We’ll meet as a larger group and then move to breakout sessions to share stories (and photos!), network, and celebrate this influential program.

All past Plus3 participants are encouraged to register and attend!

Registration link: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkcu6orzgsGdJ9lIgWCDrDVgAkHQKcAcR6

6:00 pm Performance
Brain Candy Podcast Live
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
International Week along with English Language Institute
See Details

Join us for a live interactive presentation of The Brain Candy Podcast, the 2019 “Society and Culture” winner of the Podcast Awards. A sugar rush for your intellectual side, the ladies from the Brain Candy Podcast, Susie Meister and Sarah Rice muse about their experiences with reality television, travel abroad, and everything in between – candy for your left brain AND your right brain. Their special guest will be Dr. Larry Brilliant, notable for his work in the 1970s with the World Health Organization to eradicate smallpox.

Though perhaps best known for her reality TV show stardom, Pitt alum and Pittsburgh native Susie Meister is well-versed in global and social issues. She has felt this firsthand while participating on the MTV television show Road Rules, where she spent months outside of her normal life and confined to adventures with strangers a Winnebago. She completed her PhD in Religious Studies at Pitt in 2014, and now works as a diversity trainer and activist against prejudice. She brings that expertise to her podcast with her co-host Sarah Rice, fellow reality star from MTV’s The Real World: Brooklyn and The Challenge, who now holds an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Join us for this very special podcast as Susie and Sarah explore themes ranging from bringing local to global, travel, social media, smallpox, pandemics, and everything in between.

Prizes will be raffled off and OCC credit is available for Pitt students. To be eligible for prizes, attendees must register for the event using their Pitt email address.

This event is free and open to the public; however, advanced registration is required. Click on this link to register: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-Q_B2qyvRXu5G3G4-xcvYQ

For more information, contact Rob Mucklo at rob.mucklo@pitt.edu.

8:00 pm Cultural Event
Global Candy Shop
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Office of Residence Life
See Details

Take your taste buds on a trip around the world and learn more about the ingredients, design, and creation of different international sweets.! From the comfort of your own room, learn more about the ingredients, design and creation of different sweets. At the end receive a custom treat bag delivered right to your room. For each tour item you collect, you will have the opportunity to receive a Study Abroad Scholarship. This event is open to first-year students, all students in Resident Halls.

• Hosted by the Office of Residence Life for resident students
• Access your VCEs to participate (FYI - Virtual Community Extensions)
• OCC credit is available
• Contact your RA or RD for more information

Event Aims:
• Residence Hall students will have the opportunity to engage in global and cultural awareness
• Residence Hall students will learn about food cultures around the world