Events in UCIS

Monday, April 11 until Thursday, April 14

(All day) Conference
Undergraduate Research Symposium
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia and Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or Central Eurasia.

After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics. The participants then give 10- to 15- minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.

Visit the website at ucis.pitt.edu/crees/urs

Apply here by January 7, 2022: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-jrnDiSkgRpr81fKHzQQMXm3E2UN3...

Thursday, April 14

9:00 am Career Counselling
CANCELLED: Emerging Global Leader Office Hours with Tareq Alaows
Location:
Global Hub (1st Floor Posvar)
Sponsored by:
Director's Office and Global Hub along with Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership
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The Emerging Global Leaders Program encourages early- to mid-career global leaders to model their expertise and experience. This year's Emerging Global Leader Tareq Alaows will be holding office hours from April 11-15, 2022 at the Global Hub for students who are interested in hearing more about Tareq's experiences.

Tareq Alaows was a recipient of a Johnson Institute Emerging Leader award in the Fall and is an activist engaged in migrant/refugee issues and a former candidate for the Bundestag whose campaign was derailed by threats to himself and his family. Tareq has been involved in the Seebrucke movement in Germany and more recently has been working on refugee/migration issues related to Afghanistan and Ukraine.

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Memory, Trauma, Transition
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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A live interview with Nanci Adler (University of Amsterdam)

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j6I2NNm-QCy_r_lcvvRNgQ

12:00 pm Cultural Event
Tavola Italiana
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures
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Social Italian event for students of Italian at Pitt

12:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
CLAS Speaker Series: Latinx Behavioral and Mental Health Disparities: Racialization, Race, and Ethnicity Within
Location:
Posvar 4217 & Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Dr. Victor Figuereo is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. His work focuses on racialization, the intersections of race and ethnicity, and access to health and mental health care as it pertains to the psychological well-being and distress of Latinx individuals living in the United States. The purpose of his works is to demystify the ethnic and racial homogeneity of U.S. Latinxs, render visible the lived experiences of Afro- and Black-Latinxs, and contribute to the elimination of Latinx health and mental health disparities in the U.S. He is the author of Racialization and Psychological Distress among U.S. Latinxs (Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 2021). Dr. Figuereo received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Clark University and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Ball State University. He completed his master’s degree in social work and doctorate degree at the Boston College School of Social Work.

12:30 pm Cultural Event
La Parlotte - French Conversation Table
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures
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French casual conversation table. Open to all students of all levels of proficiency.

12:45 pm Lecture
Willem Noe - A Career as a Dutch Economist at the European Commission--Working for Europe
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center
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In this brief presentation, Willem Noe, European Commission Official and former EU Fellow at GSPIA, will give a brief overview of working at the European Commission as an international organization, and his own career path as an economist at the Commission dealing with globalization, European Union Enlargement (entry of new Member States into the EU), and the economies of several Member States. He is currently stationed at the EC Representation in Ireland, where he closely follows the Irish economy and the impact of Brexit on Ireland, and acts as a liaison between government, civil society, and the EC Country Team Ireland in Brussels.

View the poster: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/creees/sites/default/files/images/documents/RE...

Register Here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsdu6urzkpHNWK_cVUxGX2Ow1F-JSLOv...

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Tutoring
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
2:30 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt BCMS Coffee Event
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Bosnian Croatian Montenegrin Serbian Club
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Join the Bosnian Croatian Montenegrin Serbian Club at Pitt for an afternoon of Bosnian coffee and making Balkan desserts.

5:00 pm Cultural Event
B/C/S/M Tutoring and Conversation Table
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
6:30 pm Student Club Activity
ADDverse+Poesia Meeting
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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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.

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
Persian Language Table
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Farsi students and those interested in the Persian language and culture can participate in language practice and cultural events