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?
Events in UCIS
Sunday, October 24 until Tuesday, November 30
Friday, November 5 until Sunday, November 7
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
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.
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)
Stasia Korotkova, Founder, Queer Screen
Todd W. Reeser, Chair, Department of French and Italian, University of Pittsburgh
Dan Healey, Professor of Modern Russian History, University of Oxford
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.
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...
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!