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, November 5 until Sunday, November 7

(All day) Cultural Event
80th Anniversary Celebration of the Greek Nationality Room Dedication
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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In 1928, a group of energized students at the University of Pittsburgh, answered the call of Mrs. Ruth Crawford Mitchell and stepped up to accept the challenge of creating the Greek Nationality Room. They enlisted regional immigrants of Greek descent, some in position of leadership of the then young – but so energetic – Greek community, to join them in this challenge. Over the next 15 years, the students, all who eventually graduated and began successful careers, were able to dedicate the Greek Nationality Room in 1941, 80 years ago.

Friday, November 5

9:00 am Cultural Event
Diwali
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Stop by the Global Hub and taste some treats in honor of Diwali! Diwali is a festival of lights and is one of the largest celebrations for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists around the world.

1:00 pm Film
Queer Taxonomies: Gender and New Post-Soviet Cinema
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This film symposium will contribute to a broader understanding of sexual normativity in Russia, whether our working understanding of that category operates with a notion of “queer” as endlessly fluid or whether it is identified with fixed boundaries across historical breakpoints. Join us for the screening of two films and follow-up discussions with filmmakers and scholars on three questions. We will explore how our understanding of queer theory is rooted in definitions within contemporary US culture, ask whether queerness lends itself to a transregional definition, and consider what Russian queer cinema can reveal about unacknowledged Anglo-American assumptions.

Friday, 5 November, 1 PM EST

The Man Who Surprised Everyone (Russia, 2018, dir. Natasha Merkulova and Aleksei Chupov)

Introducer:
Stasia Korotkova, Founder, Queer Screen

Discussants:
Todd W. Reeser, Chair, Department of French and Italian, University of Pittsburgh

Dan Healey, Professor of Modern Russian History, University of Oxford

2:00 pm Presentation
Case Study Competition and Presentations
Location:
Posvar Hall Room 1500
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for Global Health and Center for Bioethics and Health Law
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The Global Studies Center, Center for Global Health and the Center for BioEthics and Health Law will host Pitt’s 2nd annual Global Health Case Competition. Graduate and undergraduate students team up to address a global health scenario and present to a panel of experts.

3:15 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Panoramas: Mental Health in Haiti
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Join the Panoramas team for their next roundtable on Friday, November 5 @ 3:15 PM EST. This event will be held over Zoom and is open to all. OCC Credit will be offered!
Panoramas intern Nadiyah Fisher will discuss mental health in Haiti.

Read Nadiyah's article: https://www.panoramas.pitt.edu/health-and-society/religion-healthcare-an...

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!