Events in UCIS

Thursday, April 8

12:00 pm Award Ceremony
Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement
Sponsored by:
Director's Office
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Each year the University of Pittsburgh recognizes faculty members and young alumni for their contributions around the world. On April 8th and April 22nd, join us in celebrating the winners of the prestigious Sheth International Achievement Award!

We will have a Virtual Fireside Chat and Celebration event on Thursday, April 8th, 2021 from 12:00-1:15 p.m. EST to celebrate the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement winners, Dr. Diego Chaves-Gnecco and Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago.

We will have a Virtual Celebration event on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST to celebrate the Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award winner, Dr. Vyasa Sai.

For more information and to register for these events, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/sheth-international-achievement-awards

12:00 pm Lecture
Return of the PONTIANAK: Southeast Asian Horror as Postcolonial Cinema
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Screenshot:Asia
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Join us for a lecture by Dr. Rosalind Galt, "Return of the PONTIANAK: Southeast Asian Horror as Postcolonial Cinema."

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12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
LOOKING BACK TO SEE BEYOND: Rediscovering empowering historical legacies on the EU’s Free Movement of Persons
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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This talk will explore the transnational roots, debates, and conditions for the diachronic implementation of a game-changing policy: The EU’s Free Movement of Persons. Indeed, historical analysis and the normative legacies on human mobility rights can provide a deeper understanding of European integration and of current challenges related to EU migration and asylum policymaking.

A Grubhub credit will be available to the first 20 people to register (only available within the U.S.)

1:00 pm Panel Discussion
Crimea: Embattled Homeland, Suspended Lives
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Russian Film Symposium, Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia and Media Initiative for Human Rights
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A roundtable discussion inspired by the film Homeward (2019), moderated by Validimir Padunov, Slavic Languages and Literatures and Film Studies.

2:00 pm Panel Discussion
JMintheUS: The Role of lifelong learning, languages, and trainings in transatlantic work contexts
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
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This panel promotes and discusses the need for educational work components, such as life-long learning in rapidly changing fields, or European language learning, with participating European-focused language education professionals and faculty.

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

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; the Washington & Jefferson 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:

Telling the China Story: Roots of Tianxia Discourse in River Elegy
Esther Liu, University of Pittsburgh

Blood Isn’t Everything: Transnational Adoption’s Effects on Identity Formation, Racial Identification, and Kinship
Hannah Ku, University of Pittsburgh

North Korea’s Nuclear Program: Return to Strategic Patience?
Khala Vines, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Register here