Events in UCIS

Friday, February 5 until Sunday, February 7

(All day) Lecture
Mini-Course--Transforming Cities: Cities & Sustainability
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University
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This course will bring together the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, as well as practitioners to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the interconnections between health and sustainability, the role cities can have on climate change, low-emission growth, and clean energy, the importance of access to resources, the need for sustainable transportation, and the practices of sustainable consumption, among others.

Friday, February 5

12:00 pm Reading Group
Book Club: His Only Wife
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
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The African Studies Book Club is back with His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Mezie, a Pitt African Studies alumna. A brilliant scholar and a fierce advocate for women's rights, Medie infuses her debut novel with intelligence and humor. This book is a fun read and a great way to fill your free time over winter break!

12:00 pm Cultural Event
RICE &... Series: Uzbek Plov
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub and UCIS Engagement
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Join the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) and the Pitt Global Hub for another RICE &... event!

REEES will be demonstrating how to make the Uzbek dish plov.

1:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Language Tutoring
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Russian tutoring available for students by appointment.

Book your appointment here: https://calendly.com/katya-kovaleva/russian-language-tutoring

1:00 pm Panel Discussion
Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad: Gender, Identity, and Health
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Studies Center along with Department of Africana Studies
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Join us for the second installment of the webinar series – Transnational Dialogues in Afrolatinidad – that seeks to expand transnational, transregional, and interdisciplinary exchange on contemporary and historical issues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies. This webinar focuses on gender, race, identity, and health, particularly involving the experiences of Afro-Brazilians, Afro-Argentines, and U.S.-based Afro-Latinxs. Scholars working at the intersections of Africana, Latinx, Latin American and gender studies will explore the ways that these issues overlap and impact Afro-Latin Americans and their diasporic communities in the U.S.

Welcome: Manuel Roman-Lacayo, Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Kia Caldwell, Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; specialist in Afro-Latin America, Brazil, Black feminism, health, sociocultural anthropology.

Nancy López, Associate Vice President for Equity & Inclusion, Professor of Sociology, University of New Mexico; specialist in Afro-Latinx, gender, race, health, sociology.

Erika Edwards, Associate Professor of Latin American History University of North Carolina at Charlotte; specialist in Afro-Latin America, Argentina, gender, race, identity, history.

Paul Joseph López Oro, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Smith College; specialist in transnational Afro-Latinx, Garifuna/Central America, Black feminisms/queer theory and identity.

Moderator: Michele Reid-Vazquez, Director, Afro-Latin American, and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Register here: https://bit.ly/3a4seFA

2:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
New Directions in Research: Russian Literature in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Ohio State University, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington and Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
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2:00-3:30 pm (ET) | 1:00-2:30 pm (CT) | 12:00-1:30 (MT) | 11:00 am-12:30 pm (PT)

MODERATOR:
Bella Grigoryan, University of Pittsburgh

PRESENTATIONS:
"On How to Choose One’s Ancestors: James Joyce in Russian Literature"
José Vergara, Swarthmore College

"Russian Symbolism and the Racial Origins of 'Tolstoy v. Dostoevsky'"
Lindsay Ceballos, Lafayette College

This event will be recorded and streamed live on the ASEEES Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/slavic.e.european.eurasian.studies/)

REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/creees/race-in-focus

This event is part of the series "Race in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies." This series is designed to elevate conversations about teaching on race and continued disparities in our field while also bringing scholars from underrepresented minorities and/or research on communities of color to the center stage.

3:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Meeting
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Join the Pitt German Club every Friday at 3PM to practice your German language skills and learn about different aspects of German culture!

Zoom ID: 950 0542 1812

4:15 pm Colloquium
Panoramas Round Table: Exploring Chicano Identity and Music
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas
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Chicano music today is very diverse, but what is the general criteria for Chicano music, if there really is any? Are there particular genres that are exclusively Chicano, or can Chicano music encompass other genres or hybrids like cumbia, rap, or rock? Is Chicano music exclusively made by Chicano people or can any Mexican and/or Mexican American musician contribute? Finally, does Chicano music have to talk about Chicano culture and/or issues?

About the Round Table Discussion Leader: Stephanie Jiménez is Mexican American and was raised in Pittsburgh. They are currently pursuing a BS in environmental science and a BA in music via the global and popular music track. They are also working towards certificates in geographical information systems, Latin American studies, and sustainability. They draw on their cultural background and disciplines to forge studies on the intersections between the environment and music. Through their teaching experience at the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center (Florida Recycled), Pitt’s Center for Creativity, and the Allegheny Land Trust, they have begun exploring how science and music are tools for advocacy work.

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/yy96u3d6