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?

Friday, October 29 until Wednesday, November 3

(All day) Exhibit
Día de los Muertos y Día de los Santos Festivities
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Come and learn about the Day of the Saints and how to set up an Alter/Ofrenda. The Alter/Ofrenda will be displayed in the Global Hub through November 3.

Everyone is welcome to bring photos of the dearly departed you wish to honor, along with ofrendas, mementos and artificial flowers to embellish the alter for those who are no longer among us. 

The Alter/Ofrenda will be built by Lisa DiGioia Nutini, Owner of Mexico Lindo and Mexican Folk-Art Dealer.

Friday, October 29

12:00 pm Lecture
Bucharest: The City and Its Stories
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Mellon University Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University Department of English and The Society for Romanian Studies
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Presenters: Sean Cotter (University of Texas, Dallas), Emanuela Grama (Carnegie Mellon University) and Bogdan Suceava (California State, Fullerton)

Moderated by Adreea Ritivoi (Carnegie Mellon University)

2:00 pm Panel Discussion
NEW DIRECTIONS IN RESEARCH: Imperial Pasts in the Present: Affect, Indigeneity, and Memory
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago; Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Center for Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas; Center for Russian, University of Michigan; Center for Russian, University of Texas at Austin; Center for Slavic, Ohio State University; Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington; Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, Bloomington; Institute of Slavic, University of California, Berkeley Russian, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign
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MODERATOR:
Asli Igsiz, New York University

PRESENTERS:
Hakem Al-Rustom, University of Michigan
Vladislav Beronja, University of Texas at Austin

REGISTER AND FIND OUT MORE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/intersectionality-in-focus.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Pop-Up Gaeltacht: Samhain
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Pop in at The Global Hub for a pre-Halloween party and learn more about the ancient origins of Halloween, Samhain! Attendees can learn to speak a few key phrases to greet your friends in An Ghaeilge, the Irish language; taste imported treats from Ireland and the UK; explore an international art exhibit, "The History of Ireland in 10 Words" from the General Consulate of Ireland, and more!

Presenter: Elizabeth Myers

Elizabeth Myers is a graduate student who is dually enrolled at Pitt and the National University of Ireland - Galway. Elizabeth is earning a master's degree in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) and Irish Studies, with a focus the preservation of endangered Celtic languages and global competency. She works as support staff in the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and is among the first cohort of employees to earn the Global Competency Certificate through Pitt's Faculty Staff Professional Development Program (FSDP). She is pursuing fluency in Irish through Pitt's Less Commonly Taught Language Center with Marie Young, Lecturer and Instructor. She is also pursuing a professional certification with the European Studies Center.

Elizabeth is a native of the Pittsburgh area and currently lives in Castle Shannon, a former Irish settlement in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Her favorite hobbies are learning to speak Gaeilge and exploring the island of her ancestors. Her favorite travel moment so far was in 2020, where she climbed Ireland's highest peak with her son, Sean. For more information, contact: elizabeth.myers@pitt.edu

4:30 pm Student Club Activity
Addverse+Poesia Meeting
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Addverse+Poesia is a transnational and multilingual student organization dedicated to celebrating Black/Indigenous and LGBTQIA+ writers, poets, etc. Join us for your weekly meetings on Fridays from 4:30-6PM!