Events in UCIS

Sunday, March 21 until Sunday, March 28

(All day) Festival
Festival of the Egg
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Nationality Rooms along with REES
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The Festival of the Egg is a family-oriented event welcoming the coming of Spring in many ethnic traditions. Celebrate ethnic traditions from India, Romania, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. Celebrate with Easter Egg Decorating, Spring Traditions, Easter basket folklore, palm weaving, Easter customs, spring festival of colors, virtual market place and much more!

Thursday, March 25

9:40 am Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: European Union relations with its Southern Neighbors
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with University of Miami Jean Monnet Chair/EU Center
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Francisco Acosta Soto has been an EU official since 1993. He has been involved in EU external relations since 2000, particularly in the Middle East and in Latin America where he has served at the EU Delegations in Lebanon and Peru. From 2010 to 2016, he served as Head of the Latin American Council of the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) as well as Chairman of the EU Council Working Group on Latin America and the Caribbean responsible for Regional Affairs at the Americas Department. From 2016-2017, he served as European Union Fellow in Residence at the University of Miami European Union Center. Since then, he has been serving as Deputy Head of Mission for the Delegation of the European Union to Tunisia.

3:15 pm Cultural Event
Laber Rhabarber - German Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Laber Rhabarber - More than a German conversation hour!

"... the most human thing we have is language, and we have it in order to talk." German author Theodor Fontane wrote in 1892. So, here's chance! Be human with us for an hour every week, albeit in German ;D

Everyone and every level of German welcome!

Zoom Meeting link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/99661883076
German Dept. website: http://www.german.pitt.edu/
Follow us on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @UPittGerman

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Breastfeeding Experiences: Clinical, Cultural, and Parent Perspectives
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Center for Latin American Studies and Nationality Rooms along with School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, UPMC, Latino Community Center, Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh and Mid-Atlantic Mother's Milk Bank
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Join the Nationality Rooms Program and Mid-Atlantic Mother's Milk Bank for a series of panel discussions on the health and cultural aspects of Human Milk. Also sponsored by CLAS, African Studies, the School of Health and Rehab Sciences, UPMC, the Latino Community Center, and the Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh.

Register Here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsce-rqzorE9OPkpUk_yHggc1-TbCK5zGN

5:00 pm Conference
24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the 24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference on March 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2021. At the conference, researchers can present their scholarly work related to social and public policy in Latin America.

Our team is focused on assuring a high-quality and open environment for the exchange of ideas and the improvement of works in progress. Following the multidisciplinary tradition of CLAS, we are interested in facilitating dialogue, theoretical perspectives, and methodologies across disciplines. In that spirit, we encourage the organization of panels around problems, rather than disciplines, and welcome submissions from the social sciences, arts, humanities, and cultural studies. We are particularly—but not exclusively—interested in the discussion of policy design, implementation, and impact in a wide array of areas, including:

Economic development; inequality and social inclusion; democratic governance and institutional change; human rights; health; education; LGBTQ and gender studies; ethnicity; race studies; environmental studies; urban development; violence and crime; conflict resolution; social movements and political parties; technological innovation; migration; political behavior; Latinx studies; elites; public administration and corruption; sustainability; innovation; and transparency.

The Program and Schedule of Events is now available - https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp/conference-schedule

For additional information, contact the organizers at laspp@pitt.edu.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
A Conversation with Mystery Writer Alice K. Boatwright
Location:
https://www.britsburgh.com/
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with Britsburgh
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Join us for a conversation with writer Alice Boatwright. Alice is not only the author of the Ellie Kent mystery series and winner of the 2016 Mystery and Mayhem grand prize, but she and her husband lived in Britain for several years. Alice will talk about her mystery series featuring an American woman, Ellie Kent, who marries a British vicar and moves to the Cotswolds. When she finds a body in the churchyard soon after her arrival, she is accused of murder and must draw on her past experience as a researcher to solve the crime...and other mysteries.

This virtual Britsburgh live program (via Zoom) takes place on March 25th, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and will consist of:
An interview with author Alice K. Boatwright moderated by Britsburgh Mystery Lovers Society Co-Chair, Chris Skerlong.
A live Q&Ad period with the author.

Register at www.britsburgh.com. Britsburgh members free registration, for other guests the cost is $10.00.

PLEASE email Kim Szczypinski, English Nationality Room Chair, at kimberly2859@msn.com and a portion of your registration fee will be donated to the English Nationality Room's scholarship fund.

7:30 pm Film
International Women's Month Film Screening
Location:
Livestream on Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Screenshot:Asia
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English Vinglish, a comedy directed by acclaimed director Gauri Shinde,follows a housewife Shashi as sheattempts to learn English to stopher husband and daughter from mocking her and gain some much-needed self respect. The beloved film superstar Sridevi shines as Shashi in a performance that the Time of India called "a master-class for actors." This female-directed, woman-centric film explores the roles of family, class, and gender in contemporary India. The film will be streamed on Vimeo, with introduction and Q&A by Silpa Mukherjee,
PhD student in the Film and Media Studies Program at Pitt.
Register here.