Events in UCIS

Thursday, October 29 until Tuesday, November 3

(All day) Cultural Event
Dia de los Muertos Altar at the Global Hub
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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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. (



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: and CLAS FB:
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:

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:
(Not suitable for children under 16)

For information about these events, email:

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).

Tuesday, November 3

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

12:00 pm Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
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:

3:00 pm Seminar
AFRCNA 0300 Racialized Policing Pop-Up Course
Virtual, see website to enroll!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This course provides students with an opportunity to think about the most recent wave of brutal police violence in the United States in a global perspective. Expanding on our summer series, students will focus on topics such as racial capitalism, colonialism and settler colonialism, and transnational trends in militarized policing and police violence. Students who complete the course will appreciate how policing in the USA shapes and is shaped by global processes.

The pop-up course will kick off on September 15!

4:00 pm Cultural Event
La Parlotte: French Conversation Time
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian
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Practice your French with instructors and students in a casual environment! Tuesdays from 4-5PM ET on Zoom. Register to receive access:

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt German Club: Tuesday Stammtisch
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Stammtisch is the German Club's weekly conversation table for speaks of all levels from absolute beginners to fluent speakers. Here we practice our language skills while also learning about German culture through fun games and activities!

Zoom Meeting ID: 988 3897 9763

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
Chinese Language & Culture Club Meeting
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Join the Chinese Language & Culture Club for their bi-weekly meetings. The club celebrates the Chinese culture, language, festivals, and traditions. This semester, we’ll celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, watch Chinese TV shows, learn about Pitt Chinese Programs, and learn how to make hot pot! etc.