Events in UCIS

Sunday, October 24 until Tuesday, November 30

12:00 pm Cultural Event
Celtic Culture Celebration
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Please join us for a virtual event created by the Welsh, Scottish and Irish Rooms as they showcase unique aspects of their culture. Enjoy a brief Powerpoint presentation of each room and pre-recorded videos exclusively made for this event on each culture's history, art, music, poetry, dance and more?

Monday, October 25

2:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Charlemos! Cuba y protesta social: ¿El fin de una excepcionalidad regional?
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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La discusión se basará en el artículo de Armando Chaguaceda "El destino de Sísifo. Régimen político y nueva Constitución en Cuba", y en el libro de Silvia Pedraza y Carlos Romero "Revolutions in Cuba and Venezuela: One Hope twoRealities" (próxima publicación).

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Something's Brewing: Decay or Not Decay
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join REEES and ASC to learn about beverages of two different biological processes--fermentation and preservation. We'll explore these processes with pu-er tea, the milk mushroom and citron tea. How are they made and what is their cultural significance? We'll talk about how to make these drinks, their traditional place in local tea cultures as well as the trans-regional connections that these beverages share in East Europe, China, Tibet and more.

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4:30 pm Lecture
The Last Embassy: The 1795 Dutch Mission to the Qianlong Court
Location:
211 David Lawrence Hall or via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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This lecture is about a little-studied embassy to the Qing court, a Dutch mission of 1794–95. Drawing on Dutch, French, Spanish, Qing, and Korean sources, it explores not just the mission itself but also the question of why it has been neglected and misunderstood. It also reflects on long-standing metanarratives about the history of Sino-Western interaction.

Tonio Andrade is professor of Chinese and Global History at Emory University. His books include The Last Embassy: The Dutch Mission of 1795 and the Forgotten History of Western Encounters with China (2021), The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History (2016), Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China’s First Great Victory over the West (2011), and How Taiwan became Chinese: Dutch, Spanish, and Han Colonization in the Seventeenth Century (2008).

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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 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.