Events in UCIS

Wednesday, February 17

11:00 am Information Session
African Studies Program Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies and Global Hub
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Meet with African Studies Program Student Ambassador Emmanuel Ampofo to ask questions about the African Studies Certificate, upcoming events, and more.

Meet via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/97841843639

5:00 pm Cultural Event
La Parlotte: French Conversation Club
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Chat with other French students, French faculty, and PhD students and practice your French language skills. Email PhD student Pat Nikiema at PAN32@pitt.edu for the Zoom link.

5:30 pm Presentation
The Dark Side of Superfoods: Negative Externalities in Luxury Commodity and Consumption
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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The Latin America and the Caribbean Competency Virtual Series is an opportunity for students to learn more about different topics related to this area and connect with the guest speakers outside of the classroom environment. The students will also have the chance of discussing and asking questions regarding the topic of the presentation. The first presentation will be by Caelan Hidalgo Schick, Panoramas Graduate Coordinator and Graduate student in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. She will be talking about how the rising popularity of products marketed as “superfoods” is leading to questioning of how sustainable these “trendy” foods and products truly are. Consumers of superfoods from rich northern countries are unknowingly contributing to unsustainable agriculture exploitation of indigenous farmers and land, and forced labor practices.

Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/virtualseries1

You can earn myPittGlobal and OCC credit and a certificate of participation by attending!

6:00 pm Workshop
Re-Imagining the World of Art through Story and Collaboration
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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Join author and Nationality Rooms scholarship recipient, Amy Alznauer, online as she offers ways to incorporate themes from her book about two brothers who persevere through the upheaval of China's Cultural Revolution in the 1970s by painting together.

To register for this K-5 workshop, please click here. Upon registration, you will receive the Zoom meeting link for this workshop.

7:00 pm Information Session
CLAS Ambassadors and Panoramas Interns Information Session
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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This info session is open to all students wanting to hear more about the Ambassador and/or Panoramas Internships. Come to meet current Ambassadors and Panoramas Interns and find out about the application process and what the positions involve!

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99657016259

7:00 pm Film
Pontianak Film Seres: Sumpah Pontinanak
Location:
Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Film and Media Studies Program; SCREENSHOT: ASIA
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Third in the series of schlocky films from the 50s. The first Pontianak film appeared in 1957 Singaporean Malay horror film directed by Indian film director B.N. Rao starring Maria Menado and M. Amin. Based on the Malay folktales of a blood-sucking ghost born from a woman who dies in childbirth. The smash hit premiered on 27 April 1957 and screened for almost three months at the local Cathay cinemas. Its success spawned two other sequels, Dendam Pontianak (Revenge of the Pontianak, 1957) and Sumpah Pontianak (Curse of the Pontianak, 1958). It is also said to have launched the Pontianak genre in Singapore and Malaysia, with rival Shaw producing its own Pontianak trilogy and several movies of the same genre were also made in Malaysia.