Events in UCIS

Wednesday, December 9

(All day) Cultural Event
Virtual Holiday Open House- Holiday Recipes
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Join our Nationality Room Committees share their favorite recipes for the holiday and everyday life. Tune in to see how Bosnian coffee is made, enjoy some Turkish food made by Istanbul Grille, and meet the empanada makers in Vigan, Philippines.

6:00 pm Teacher Training--Area Studies
From Our Classroom To Yours:Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Sponsored by:
National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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A series of NCTA Master Teacher workshops on integrating East Asia into your classroom.
Join us for a teacher to teacher presentations that will cover content, strategies, implementation, and resources for bringing East Asia into your classroom this year.

In this workshop, the presenter will discuss Dai Sijie's novel Balzac and Little Chinese Seamstress as an artifact of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and how we might read fictional text as a way to understand this period of China’s history. Ms. Beauchamp will present an analysis of the author’s treatment of various themes such as literacy, censorship, love, and friendship. The workshop will include approaches to teaching the novel, such as the role of the transformative storyteller and Sijie's use of intertextuality. In addition, we will explore ways in which teachers might use Sijie's 2005 film adaptation of his novel as a stand-alone film study or as an extension of teaching the text.