Events in UCIS

Thursday, April 21

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: Post-covid Education in Leticia: Challenges and Implications
Location:
4217 Posvar/Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Born in Colombia, Mariana is finishing her MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. She obtained her BA in Foreign Language Teaching from Universidad del Valle in Colombia where she graduated with a National Recognition Award by the Ministry of Education for her outstanding performance. Following, she received a Fulbright scholarship at Bard College in New York. Returning to Colombia, she moved to Leticia where she worked as an English teacher inspiring her current research which earned her a second Fulbright scholarship. During her stay at Pitt, she has focused on English teaching as a tool for empowering the indigenous identity and revitalization of minority languages in the Colombian Amazon. The now Robert T. Henderson awardee discusses how turning to remote instruction due to the Covid-19 pandemic constituted a bigger challenge to teachers and administrators in Leticia, where connectivity was already an issue before the crisis. The session will explore how schools faced on-line education, the limited available tools and how the teacher’s population was affected by Covid-19. Moreover, speaker will describe what are the lessons and challenges to consider now that students and teachers are back to in-person classes.

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.

2:00 pm Panel Discussion
MEET EU Expert Career Panel: Young Professional Share their Experiences: Working in a European Context
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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This panel, made up of young professionals, provides first-hand experiences from the student perspective regarding European work settings, including legal, cultural, and other human resources differences.

PANELISTS
• Alex Alibrandi FIU Alumni
Sales and Marketing Associate Bozzuto Group

Juan Debesa
FIU Alumni
Graduate Student
Master of Science in Information & Communications Technology
at University of Denver

• Ian Schreiber-Altamirano FIU Alumni
Renewal Manager at DocuSign
MBA Candidate at Nova Southeastern University

• Isabella Venturini FIU Alumni
Graduate Student
Master in Security Studies Program
at Georgetown University

MODERATOR
Renata Urban
Intercultural Coach, Language, and Communication Skills Trainer URBAN Training and Services, Inc.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Tutoring
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
5:00 pm Cultural Event
B/C/S/M Tutoring and Conversation Table
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
5:30 pm Student Club Activity
French Club Conversation Hour
Location:
Global Hub (1st Floor Posvar)
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Join the French Club for French language practice

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
International Relations Club Trivia and Elections
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Hub
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For their final event of the year, the International Relations Club will hold officer elections and play international relations-themed trivia.