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.
Wednesday, March 23
The annual Model African Union was held virtually due to Covid. Students from participating high schools prepared their roles as delegates from assigned African countries and deliberated on the issues of the day, created working papers, and presented on their work.
The Summer EDGE in Entrepreneurship and Innovation program will take place from May 9-August 6. This is an undergraduate certificate program offered in the College of Business Administration and targeted toward non-business students. Through this curriculum students will be exposed to the mechanics of opportunity creation. These skills include modules on business plan preparation and feasibility analysis, presentation skills, interactive marketing, customer relationship management, and competitive analysis, project management, and leadership. Upon completion of the certificate students will have increased their ability to compete for summer and permanent positions in a wide range of industries and functions. ALL undergraduate students are welcome to enroll.
This session of the on-going Teach In on the War on Ukraine will explore Europe and NATO’s role in the war, including the prospects for Ukrainian membership in the EU or NATO. How has EU foreign policy shifted in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? How is Europe responding to the new wave of refugees fleeing the fighting? And what do we make of the nuclear posturing coming out of Moscow?
Speakers: Burcu Savun (Political Science), William Spaniel (Political Science), Gregor Thum (History). Moderated by Jae-Jae Spoon (Political Science)
The World History Center and the Center for Latin American Studies will host a roundtable panel about digital and spatial methods for depicting the history and memory of slavery at scales that range from the transregional to the local. This event will be a conversation featuring Keila Grinberg (University of Pittsburgh), Karl Grossner (WHC Affiliate), Ruth Mostern (University of Pittsburgh), and Daryle Williams (UC Riverside). Panelists will also focus on three digital projects, Enslaved: Peoples of Historic Slave Trade, Passados Presentes, and World Historical Gazetteer.
VIRTUAL VISITING DIPLOMAT PROGRAM
JOINTLY SPONSORED BY
REINHARDT UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH EUROPEAN STUDIES CENTER & THE INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CONSORTIUM OF GEORGIA (ISCOG)* - CELEBRATING 28 YEARS OF SERVICE
LET’S TALK UNITED KINGDOM (UK) & WALES
BRITISH CONSUL GENERAL IN ATLANTA, ANDREW STAUNTON & DR. ZOWIE HAY, HEAD OF NORTH AMERICA FOR THE WELSH GOVERNMENT AT THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Mr. Andrew Staunton came to Atlanta as Her Majesty’s Consul General in June 2018. He is the senior UK government representative in the Southeast and leads a team which works to promote UK-US cultural relations, trade and investment, conduct public diplomacy, and builds scientific and research co-operation. Andrew was born in Glasgow, Scotland and he and wife Rebecca have two adult children living in the U. K. Since joining the UK’s diplomatic service in 1987, Andrew has served overseas in Greece, Ireland, China, France, Romania and Canada. He also sits on the Marshall Scholarship selection committee.
Dr. Zowie Hay is Head of North America for Welsh Government. Based in the British Embassy in Washington DC and oversees a team that has a presence in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Montreal. She is the senior diplomat for Wales in North America, joined the Welsh Government in 2011 and has held posts in policy research and evaluation, and as Head of Natural Resources lead on the policy development for the ground-breaking Environment Act (Wales). Before relocating to the USA, Zowie was based in Welsh Treasury, where she led on strategic planning for the Welsh Budget, and subsequently served as Head of Intergovernmental Relations for Tax Strategy and EU Exit. Zowie holds a BA in Politics and International Relations from Lancaster University, an MA in International Relations and Mandarin from the University of Durham and received a PhD in Political Science from Texas A&M University.
Stop by the Global Hub to speak with student ambassadors from the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and learn about the opportunities CLAS has to offer!
This lecture by Dr. Marc Steinberg, Associate Professor of Film Studies at Concordia University, will situate Japanese mobile gaming within the longer history of mobile platforms in Japan in an effort to better understand the close relationship between mobile gaming and what we now know as the platform economy.
Join the Spanish Club for an evening of your favorite board games... in Spanish!