Events in UCIS

Thursday, April 8 until Friday, April 8

8:00 am Conference
Georgia Consortium: Exploring the Complexities of Vietnam
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Register here.

Saturday, February 26 until Thursday, March 31

(All day) Cultural Event
Mărțișor 2022
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs - Mărțișor 2022 website
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Romanian Nationality Room Committee
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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

9:00 am Cultural Event
2022 Virtual Spring Festival Of The Egg (A Cultural Celebration Of Spring)
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs - 2022 Virtual Spring Festival Of The Egg website
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Polish Nationality Room Committee, Nationality Room Committees, Polish Falcons of America and Carpatho-Rusyn Society of Pittsburgh
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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
Carpatho-Rusyn Society

The Nationality Room Committees: Czechoslovak, Indian, Irish, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Philippine, Polish, Romanian, and Ukrainian & members of the Bulgarian and Carpatho-Rusyns communities.

Thursday, March 24 until Sunday, March 27

6:30 pm Conference
Global Academic Partnership (GAP)
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Beyond Crisis Creativity: Imagining New Futures Through Art and Youth Activism

This un-conference explores how cultural organizations made up of artists, young people, cultural workers, organizers, and neighbors take up supposedly devalued city spaces to create new vocabularies and heuristics for value beyond exchange value, and use cultural practices to tell stories of place and forge transnational connections. It also maps how how certain forms of creative identity are commodified. We seek to create a conversation across borders, cultures, institutions and generations. Participants will come from Pittsburgh; Barcelona; Cali; Portugal; and Chicago, among other places, in order to address the interconnections between the kinds of challenges that artists/youth face in using creative practice to imagine more just futures and the networks of solidarity nascent and established between cities and practitioners.

The conference is open to everyone. If you choose to attend in person, please complete registration form no later than March 3rd, 2022. There is no deadline to register for those attending virtually. There will be an option to attend virtually via Zoom. Registration information, featured speakers, and conference schedule can be found on the event website.

Saturday, March 26

10:00 am Panel Discussion
Creative Industries and Urban Development in Global Contests: Tourism, Gentrification, and Heritage Work in Urban Arts
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center