Events in UCIS

Thursday, November 5

(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: https://sway.office.com/G7OGEDGQPod2Ebsi?ref=Link

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

12:00 pm Lecture
The Wired Cold War
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 Slava Gerovitch (MIT) and Ekaterina Babintseva (Harvey Mudd College)

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcOmhpzMvHNMye3R8gOyzU2zA2e7w731z

12:30 pm Information Session/Panel Discussion
Plus3 Panel Discussion
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
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Interested in learning more about Plus3 but don’t know where to start? This panel will informally discuss the academic, professional, cultural, and personal benefits of the program. We’ll also explore the challenges involved with traveling internationally as a large group and answer your questions about Plus3! Panel members will consist of former faculty, program assistants, and program managers for Plus3, and all first-year Business, Engineering, and Nursing students (along with anyone else interested in the program) should attend.

Registration link: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2YoElqD3RzuIGOZSFUXxAw

2:00 pm Lecture
Musical Revolution and the Other
Location:
Youtube
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the Institute of Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, the Russian East European & Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University, the Center for Russian East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan, the Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University, the Center for Russia East Europe and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at The University of Chicago and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University
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Maria Sonevytsky is Assistant Profess of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. She will speak about state-sponsored musical evolutionism in the USSR and the conundrum of post-Soviet Crimean Tatar indigenous music.

Youtube access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZvb1NcNKjM&feature=youtu.be

This event is part of the Area Studies Lecture Series presented by the 2018-2021 U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies grant recipients for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

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 Lecture
Heroes and Toilers: Work and Life in Postwar North Korea, 1953-1961
Location:
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Join us for this lecture by Dr. Cheehyung Harrison Kim. Register

6:00 pm Film
CLAS Film Series Presents: Miriam Lies
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and International Week
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Miriam, a biracial teen in the Dominican Republic, prepares anxiously for a double quinceañera with her best friend, Jennifer. She has started talking to a new boy online, Jean-Louis, and while they've never met before, she plans to invite him to her quince. But Miriam panics when she discovers her new boyfriend is black. The film explores identity, racism, whitewashing, and teenage friendship and affection.

For more information and to see the trailer please visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/cinema

Registration opens on October 2, 2020. Registration closes on November 5, 2020 at 3 pm. Please visit this link to register: https://tinyurl.com/y3zqo4ne

You must be located within Pennsylvania to watch the film. The day of the film you will receive information about how to watch the film online as well as the link for a Zoom meeting to join the discussion after the film.

6:00 pm Career Counselling/Conference
International Student Career Conference
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week along with Career Center and CCLD
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As International students one of our most asked questions personally is now that I have graduated, what next? What do I do? Where should I go for work? How do I find a job? Talking to immigration lawyers, employers, international students who have done internship and many other resources at this Conference will help you clear out the answers about Visas, employment, and opportunities. Many international students from past years have told us they have, if not found answers, gained more confidence on their future from this event.

6:30 pm Exhibit/Workshop
Art, Identity, and Activism with Jasmine Cho: An Interactive Cookie Art Workshop
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Global Hub and International Week
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Join the Pitt Global Hub and Asian Studies Center for an interactive cookie art workshop with Jasmine Cho as she speaks on topics of identity and activism for International Week 2020.

This event is free and open to the Pitt community – families are encouraged! The first 25 registrants will receive a FREE cookie kit complete with two blank sugar cookies as well as all the tools you’ll need to decorate along with Jasmine. All registrants will receive an ingredient list and recipe ahead of time. Please note that if you will have minors under 18 years old in your household attending, a parent or legal guardian must accompany them on the call at all times.

Jasmine Cho is a Pittsburgh-based artist, author, and cookie activist most known for using portrait cookies to elevate representation for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. She is also a Food Network Champion (“Christmas Cookie Challenge” Season 3, Episode 8) and the Founder of Yummyholic. Her cookie activism has been featured internationally on various media outlets that include NPR, HuffPost, CBS This Morning, and The Korea Daily. In 2019, Jasmine gave a TEDx talk on her work that immediately went viral and has since reached over 47K views. Jasmine has received numerous accolades including CREATOR of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Small Business Community Champion Award by Citizens Bank, and was also awarded a Mayor’s Proclamation declaring Jan. 28th, 2020 as “Jasmine Cho Day” by the City of Pittsburgh. Expanding to traditional fine art while pursuing art therapy studies, Jasmine wrote, illustrated, and published her first children’s book, Role Models Who Look Like Me: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Made History. You can see more of her work at jasminemcho.com.

Registration Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcuqurz8vHNyenK_hz-lH9j9PCGK6jok8

7:00 pm Panel Discussion
PUSHing the Human Right to Housing, Panel 2
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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The conversation continues with Leilani Farha and housing rights advocates from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia who will explore the current housing challenges in our cities and how we can build a more powerful movement to protect human rights and dignity for everyone in our communities. How can we push our political leaders to #Maketheshift and treat housing as a human right, not a commodity?

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

8:00 pm Information Session
Remote Pitt in the Himalayas - Spring 2021
Location:
Registration Link
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Experiences Office
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Join us for an information session to learn more about the Remote Pitt in the Himalayas program - Spring 2021. We will talk about the program in detail and take any questions.

To learn more about the program: https://abroad.pitt.edu/remotehimalayas

To register for the info session: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvf-qrrDoiHdOUW8dl-svj8vNoA89Hlq3N

8:00 pm Cultural Event
K-Pop/FRESA Virtual Showcase
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week
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The Asian Studies Center is partnering with Pitt student group, FRESA (Fresh Entertainment by Student Artists), for a virtual evening of music, film, and dance, centered around South Korean K-Pop.

Here is the registration link for the event: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApc-ypqD8tGdSomVyLyL-NzsG6Qn7yg5i4