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?

Wednesday, October 27

9:00 am Panel Discussion
At the Cutting Edge of Atrocity Prevention
Location:
Online via Zoom
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of
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This roundtable will discuss how the conflict in Myanmar has further spotlighted failures of the international law and relations systems, how technology and modern journalism
are challenging those failures, and what options exist for pursuing a path to peace in Myanmar. To register, click here.

4:00 pm Cultural Event
CANCELLED: Laber Rhabarber: German Conversation Hour
Location:
Global Hub - Living Room
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Join the German Department for Laber Rhabarber, a weekly German conversation hour that is open to all!

4:30 pm Lecture
Digging Cambodian Rock: Global Media Archaeologies of Popular Music
Location:
211 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Thinking toward a media archaeology of global popular music, this presentation will trace the contemporary circulation of “golden era” 1960s and 1970s "Cambodian Rock." The lecture seeks to contextualize and historicize revivals of pre-Khmer Rouge pop recordings through the mediated movements, dubs, and remixes of cassette tapes among North American independent labels and the activities of online archivists and heritage centers in present-day Cambodia, which helped to generate the documentary film Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, the play Cambodian Rock Band, and the Los Angeles based group Dengue Fever. Drawing from ethnographic interviews with contemporary preservationists and reissue labels in Cambodia, California, Oregon, and Massachusetts, the lecture considers the role of music in memories of genocide and war, the importance of physical materials in the global recognition of Southeast Asian history, and the ethical politics of media access in the transition to a digital archive.

David Novak is Associate Professor and Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation (2103) and co-editor of Keywords in Sound (2015). His current book project, Diggers: A Media Archaeology of Global Popular Music, theorizes musical globalization through networks of record and cassette collectors, labels, archives, and digital preservation projects.

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6:00 pm Lecture
Halloween Special: Vampires and Belief in 18th Century Central Europe
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Join Hungarian Fulbright Visiting Professor Dr. Attila Kenyeres for a spooky evening to explore the myth and history behind famous vampires in Central Europe. Learn about state policies to contain vampirism in the Habsburg empire and ask how world press coverage of vampires influenced imaginaries of Central Europe while shaping our modern culture.

This is a hybrid event. In-person attendance is limited. Please indicate your preferred method of attendance by registering.

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcofuihrj4jGNFl4LoJUbFbMKje8HCUcEgv

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Stammtisch
Location:
Global Hub - Conversation Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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A weekly conversation table for people interested in German culture and language, all proficiency levels are welcome!

7:00 pm Presentation
Virtual Showcase: 2021 Interdisciplinary Global Educators
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA )
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This past June, the Global Studies Center and the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh hosted the Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group, where teachers came together virtually to design an interdisciplinary global unit or lesson. They were provided time, space, and materials to gather with like-minded colleagues and collaborate on unique and inspired lesson plans across subject areas.

Join us over Zoom for virtual presentations from our working groups on their newly designed projects and the process they went through in designing their interdisciplinary lessons. If you are interested in participating in this workshop in the future, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more!

This showcase is open to all K-12 educators and administrators. No registration is required, please join at the following link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91931181262

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Calaveritas Literarias Workshop
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
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Join the Spanish Club for an origami and poetry workshop à la Día de Los Muertos

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
International Relations Club First Meeting
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Hub
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A discussion-based introductory gathering for those interested in joining the new IR Club.