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.
Sunday, March 20 until Sunday, March 27
The Spring Festival of the Egg is a FREE virtual family oriented event welcoming the coming of Spring in many ethnic traditions as featured by members and friends of the Nationality Room Committees at the University of Pittsburgh. Videos include: Egg Decorating, Palm Weaving Demonstrations, Ethnic Cooking Demonstrations, The Festival Of Colors, Ethic Recipes, Butter Lamb Carving, Cooking Baking, Springtime Story Telling, Spring & Easter Customs, Special Children's Egg Decorating, Kid's Cookie Making, Easter & Springtime Printable Coloring Pages, Jelly Bean Guess, Egg Festival Marketplace and more.
University of Pittsburgh
Polish Nationality Room Committee
Nationality Room Committees
Nationality Rooms Programs & Intercultural Exchange Programs
University Center For Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies
Polish Falcons of America
The Nationality Room Committees: Czechoslovak, Indian, Irish, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Philippine, Polish, Romanian, and Ukrainian & members of the Bulgarian and Carpatho-Rusyns communities.
Tuesday, March 22
Join us in celebrating World Water Day! From celebrating water to saving water, we will use art, activities, and action to explore the topic of water. This event will be held in the Global Hub from 11:00am-5:00pm and will consist of engaging and educational hands-on activities for students and faculty alike!
The “What’s in a Name?” series aims to open a doorway to explore issues that affect us every day, and that, ultimately, reverberate through the most intimate aspects of who we are. While we will explore basic tools and name etiquette, with the kindness and respect we all deserve, we intend to reflect about what our names say about us, and how they may be used to define who we are.
As part of the natural evolution of the series, we invite audiences explore place names and how they impact and reflect upon our identities, how we are perceived, and how we navigate the frameworks they set in motion. This session will be an introduction to place names and their significance as a part of a community's identity, touching upon themes of colonialism, enslavement, migration, and more.
Dr. Ruth Mostern, Director, World History Center
Dr. Keila Grinberg, Director, Center for Latin American Studies
Join Panoramas for their next virtual roundtable discussion! Panoramas intern Katie Lloyd will discuss accessibility in museums and the importance of recognizing every individual’s language rights through language justice. This roundtable is open to all and we hope to see you there!
The conditions on the Ukrainian border and throughout Europe are rapidly changing. Peace and security in Europe are in doubt and the reach of diplomacy seems to be limited. Often overlooked in the US media, Germany plays a key role in the decision-making process on the ground, given her status as an economic engine and primary trading partner with Ukraine and Russia. Germany's new government has to balance its policies between contradicting aims of history, politics, civil foreign policy, and the EU, as an emerging international power. Timm Beichelt from the European University Viadrina will offer insights into the interests, motivations, and decisions of the key players in German foreign policy regarding Russia and Ukraine.
Professor Timm Beichelt is Director of the Institute for European Studies at the European University Viadrina. Positioned on the borders of Germany and Poland, Viadrina is a vibrant center for the analysis of European dynamics, and the Institute has deep connections to Poland, Ukraine, and many other European countries. Professor Beichelt has published extensively on European Studies and Europeanization processes. His most recent book is forthcoming in English translation: Homo Emotionalis: On Feelings in Politics (2022). For his book Deutschland in Europa (Springer VS, 2015), he worked as an embedded researcher in the German Foreign Ministry for several months.
Register to attend here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sdO2trjkoG9ULDMqgSTPUD2pyDPGVc-p1
Dr. Abdesalam Soudi serves as Professor, Cultural Competence Consultant, and Cultural and Linguistic Competence Master’s Course Co-Director, Family Medicine Department at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh. He is a Sociolinguist recognized for several scholarly accomplishments in Conversation Analysis, Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, Arabic Linguistics, Electronic Health Records, Cultural Competency in medical practice. He leads a cross-disciplinary Humanities in Health initiative (HinH). With a passion for discovering new findings and sharing knowledge, he will discuss the importance of cultural competency across all disciplines, from humanities to healthcare, in global initiatives around the world.
Join the Arabic Language & Culture Club for an hour of conversing in the colloquial Arabic language while speaking on various current events.