Events in UCIS

Monday, October 4

12:00 pm Award Ceremony
2021 Sheth International Achievement Awards
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Director's Office and International Week
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Each year the University of Pittsburgh recognizes faculty members and young alumni for their contributions around the world. Please join us on Monday, October 4th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. EST as we celebrate the winners of the 2021 Sheth International Achievement Awards.

Dr. Audrey J. Murrell, a respected professor in the School of Business who conducts research on mentoring, careers in organizations, workplace/supplier diversity and social issues in management, will be honored with the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement.

Dr. Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, an associate professor of computer science at LUMS, Pakistan, and an alumnus of Pitt (SCI '10) will be honored with the Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award.

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

4:30 pm Lecture
Makers on the Margins? Artisans and Status in Premodern Japan
Location:
207 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Artisanal production is touted today as part of Japan’s immutable traditional culture, characterized as a rapidly disappearing form of manual labor and long-held customs that are in sharp contrast to the white collar work in office buildings or government organizations so prevalent today. Similarly, the lives of commoners in premodern Japan are often imagined as being removed from the aesthetics, poetics, and cultural heights of the aristocracy. But were these divisions of social group and status so rigidly defined? In this talk, I will explore the multivalent identities of artisans in medieval Japan (c. 12th to 16th cen). With a special focus on the representations and evidence of metal caster organizations, I address how different types of sources (poetic, visual, and material) help us to problematize historical perceptions of these skilled commoners while providing insights into the lived experiences of some of premodern Japan’s least visible figures.

Paula R. Curtis (Links to an external site.) is a historian of medieval Japan. She is presently a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in History with the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies at University of California, Los Angeles. Her current book project focuses on metal caster organizations from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries and their relationships with elite institutions. She also works on the history of documentary forgery in premodern Japan. In addition, Dr. Curtis collaborates in several online projects, including the Digital Humanities Japan (Links to an external site.) initiative, online databases for digital resources (Links to an external site.), employment opportunities (Links to an external site.) related to East Asia, and the blog What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies (Links to an external site.). To register, click here

5:00 pm Student Club Activity
Brazil Nuts Bate-Papo
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures
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Join Brazil Nuts for their weekly Portuguese conversation hour at all levels!

6:00 pm Lecture/Panel Discussion
What’s in a Name?: Legal Names and the LGBTQIA+ Experience with Rosalynne Montoya
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium (Room 125)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Global Studies Center, Global Hub and International Week along with Division of Student Affairs, Office of Residence Life, Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month, Rainbow Alliance, AQUARIUS and Latinx Student Association
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The “What’s in a Name?” series aims to open a doorway to explore issues that affect us every day, and that, ultimately, reverberate through the most intimate aspects of who we are. While we will explore basic tools and name etiquette, with the kindness and respect we all deserve, we intend to reflect about what our names say about us, and how they may be used to define who we are.

Join us for a discussion on Legal Names and the LGBTQIA+ Experience with featured speaker Rosalynne Montoya, followed by a panel discussion with Rosalynne and other experts on the legal process and public policy surrounding changing one’s name.

Featured Speaker: Rosalynne Montoya (she/they)

Rosalynne Montoya, usually referred to as Rose, is a Hispanic, bisexual, nonbinary transgender woman. Rose’s pronouns are she/her/hers and they/them/theirs. She works as a model, actor, public speaker, makeup artist, advocate, and content creator. Rose is also a board member of Aadya Rising, a nonprofit working to fill in the gaps to help the transgender community. She has been in campaigns and featured by TomboyX, Savage X Fenty, Yandy, FX Networks, New York City Pride, Planned Parenthood, and more. Their goal is to spread love and education about their community as they share their story.

Panelists:
Stefan Dann, Counsel at McGuireWoods LLP
Drew Medvid, Regional Organizing Lead at Human Rights Campaign

Facilitator:
anupama jain, Founder and Principal Consultant at Inclusant

This event is sponsored by the Global Hub, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Global Studies Center, Division of Student Affairs, Office of Residence Life, Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month, Rainbow Alliance, AQUARIUS, and the Latinx Student Association.

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt French Club Meeting
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Join members of the French Club to and have casual conversation in French! All levels welcome.