Events in UCIS
Thursday, April 8 until Friday, April 8
Saturday, February 26 until Thursday, March 31
Learn the history of mărțișor and watch the Romanian Room committee make them and talk about this old tradition.
Falling on March 1 of every year, Mărțișor is an old Romanian tradition of gifting a red and white string attached to a small piece of jewelry or a flower. This is believed to bring health and luck to the wearer.
Thursday, March 17
Social Italian event for students of Italian at Pitt
French casual conversation table. Open to all students of all levels of proficiency.
Firoz Abdoel Wahid is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the EOH Department of the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. He is a native from Suriname where he graduated as a family physician in 2005, and as Master’s in Public Health in 2012. He has over 15-year experience in public health, the last eight of which in environmental health. His public health career started in 2005 as the clinical coordinator of the National AIDS Program in Suriname. He pursued his doctorate in environmental health in 2018 at Tulane University, New Orleans. Dr. Abdoel Wahid is part of the Caribbean Consortium for Research in Environmental and Occupational Health that is focused on the impact of chemical and non-chemical stressors on birth outcomes. He has a long-standing history of teaching, and has trained and mentored frontline healthcare workers in Suriname, as well as medical, physical therapy and public health students. His areas of expertise include global environmental health research, research training, and climate and health impact on vulnerable populations.
Join us for an online screening of a critically acclaimed documentary on the Belarus protest movement by a Belarusian film director, Aliaksei Paluyan, and for a post-screening discussion with the director.
Aliaksei Paluyan's Courage
Thursday, March 17
online through Zoom
Wilson is a Bissau-Guinean refugee, who settles in Budapest, Hungary, after fleeing his country's civil war. Having lost his wife and daughters to the conflict, he builds a new life
as a market security guard while trying to pass the country's citizenship test. After taking in Shirin, a pregnant refugee from an who arrives illegally, and a local Hungarian tutor named, Mari, with whom he falls in love, their devotion to one another other is tested. Through differing life philosophies, prejudice, and the threat of deportation, they struggle to navigate their lives lives as refugees in Hungarian society.
A série CULTNA continua no dia 17 de março com Silvia Lara (UNICAMP) para a discussão sobre o livro Palmares & Cucaú: O Aprendizado da Dominação (EDUSP 2021). O evento será às 18:00 horas em São Paulo e às 5:00 PM em Pittsburgh. Venham!
Climates of Change
Join us for a series of events related to climate change and water!
Thursday March 17, 2022 | 6 pm - 8:30 pm | 1500 Posvar Hal
Water Forms: Re-Imagining H20 through Paint, Poetry, and Postcard
A workshop for students with visual artist Allison Rowe and geographer and poet Eric Magrane.
Limited seats, please register. Eligible for OCC, Honors, and Pitt Global credit.
Register here - https://bit.ly/PittClimatesofChange
ADDverse+Poesia is a poetry collective that shares stories and works of art from underrepresented communities within our society - including but not limited to: the LGBTQIA+ community, Black and Indigenous individuals, and people living with disabilities.
Mottainai with Azby Brown via Zoom. Registration:
Mar 17, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
Farsi students and those interested in the Persian language and culture can participate in language practice and cultural events