Events in UCIS

Wednesday, April 7

11:00 am Information Session
African Studies Program Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program 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

12:00 pm Lecture
Naming Fears
Location:
via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Screenshot:Asia and Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Dr. Crandol will share insights about his latest publication, Ghost in the Well (Bloomsbury 2021), the first study to provide a full history of the horror genre in Japanese cinema, from the silent era to Classical period movies such as Nakagawa Nobuo’s Tokaido Yotusya kaidan (1959) to the contemporary global popularity of J-horror pictures like the Ring and Ju-on franchises.
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3:30 pm Presentation
Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America: Brazil
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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The next Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series event, Roberto Simon will discuss his book, "O Brasil Contra a Democracia: A Ditadura, O Golpe no Chile, E a Guerra Fria na America do Sul," which focuses on the role that Brazil played in the cold war and how the Brazilian Military Dictatorship sought to influence regional affairs, including Chile's own anti-democratic struggles. The event will be in English. Registration is required.

Roberto Simon is a journalist and political risk analyst focused on Brazil and Latin America. Simon was a columnist for Brazil’s Folha de S. Paulo daily and Americas Quarterly, and a Senior Director of Policy at Americas Society / Council of the Americas. Previously, he worked as the lead Latin America political risk analyst for FTI Consulting. Simon for a decade as a foreign correspondent with O Estado de S. Paulo, covering events across Latin America and in the Middle East.

5:00 pm Panel Discussion
Roundtable for Aspiring Teachers
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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This roundtable is an opportunity for undergraduate CLAS students to hear from current teachers who graduated from Pitt with a Certificate in Latin American Studies about how they arrived at this stage in their career and how they incorporate their knowledge of Latin America in their jobs. The event will consist of testimonies from the teachers followed by a question and answer session. Thank you to the following teachers who will be participating: Zach Rehrig, Sarah Sleasman, Nicole Hartung, Luke Leiden, and Jason Hank.

Registration is required.

5:00 pm Conference
Pittsburgh Asia Consortium's Eighth Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Indiana University of Pennsylvania Asian Studies Program and the Washington & Jeffereson University East Asian Studies Program
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Please join us for the 8th annual Undergraduate Research Conference, hosted by the Pittsburgh Asia Consortium. This interdisciplinary event will be held virtually this year! Please join us on Zoom for the following student papers under the topic, "Tolerance and Hatred in Asian Contexts."

The Yasukuni Controversy: History Overtaking Tradition
Amanda Marcus, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

The Geography of Hatred: Antisemitism of the West and Tolerance in the East
Marissa Herzig, University of Pittsburgh
Oppression and Liberation Through Fire
Hiba Hassan, SUNY Buffalo

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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.

7:00 pm Film
Pontianak: Selection of Contemporary Shorts
Location:
Vimeo Livestream
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Screenshot:Asia
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JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL SERIES of films based on the Malay folktales of a blood-sucking ghost born from a woman who dies in childbirth. The smash hit premiered in April 1957 and screened for nearly three months at the local Cathay cinemas. Its success spawned many sequels, including in 2004 and 2019. It is also said to have launched the Pontianak genre in Singapore and Malaysia, with rival Shaw producing its own Pontianak trilogy.
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7:00 pm Film
Pontianak: Selection of Contemporary Shorts
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Join us for a virtual series of films based on the Malay folktales of a blood-sucking ghost born from a woman who dies in childbirth. The smash hit premiered in April 1957 and screened for nearly three months at the local Cathay cinemas. Its success spawned many sequels, including in 2004 and 2019. It is also said to have launched the Pontianak genre in Singapore and Malaysia, with rival Shaw producing its own Pontianak trilogy.