Week of October 18, 2020 in UCIS

Sunday, October 18

12:00 pm Festival
East European Festival
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.

12:30 pm Festival
East European Festival: Matryoshka Dolls Children's Activity
Location:
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Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Pitt Russian Club
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Join the Russian Club of the University of Pittsburgh to learn about matryoshka dolls (nesting dolls). Children and the young at heart can paint or color their own nesting dolls with materials provided to the first 10 participants by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies.

4:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt Daehwa - Korean Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Practice your Korean at Pitt Daehwa's weekly conversation hour!

Monday, October 19

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST - Without A Halo: Lyudmila Alexeyeva
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the Russian Documentary Film Festival, NYC (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in a limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/.../SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip....
Films can be viewed anytime from 10:00 am on the day of the screening till 1:00 am the next day.
A true icon of the human rights movement in Russia, Lyudmila Alexeyeva was also a stunning storyteller. In this film we see her as a lively and captivating woman, and we learn the source of inspiration for her “poems”. Most important, however, we see how even though she grew up a model Soviet schoolgirl and member of the Communist Party, she later went on to be a co-founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group, which is still Russia’s leading human rights organization. This film is a fascinating journey filled with complex historical scenes that give us a chance to ponder wisdom, compassion, human dignity and love.
Author/Director: Sergei Dogorov, Serik Beyseuov
Producer: Alexander Radov
Studio: Fishka-Film
Year: 2020
Running time: 91 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST: About Kira Stealthily
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
Kira Muratova was never a fan of giving interviews, and her husband, the artist and scriptwriter Yevgeny Golubenko, also doesn’t see any point in discussing the famous film director’s life. Everything she wanted to say has been invested in her brilliant films. Nevertheless, Kira Muratova’s beautiful castle – her home that was created by a talented artist – speaks volumes about her life, almost against her will.
Awards: NIKA National Award nominee, 2019
Author/Director: Irina Vasilieva
Producer: Alexander Radov
Studio: Fishka-Film
Year: 2019
Running time: 77 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

11:00 am Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Latin American Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, programs, and more.

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays 11AM-12PM
Tuesdays 12-1PM
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98550944503

12:00 pm Festival
East European Festival
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.

1:00 pm Information Session
Asian Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a representative from the Asian Studies Center to learn about their offerings, including the Asian Studies Certificate, events, and more.

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96441387574

4:00 pm Information Session
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

5:00 pm Festival
East European Festival: Mini Language Lessons
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Russian Club, Hungarian Club, Polish Club and Ukrainian Club
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Join students and staff to learn greetings and other simple phrases in several (but not nearly all) languages of Russian, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. You can participate in as many virtual language tables as you like, or focus on one or two.

5:00 pm Panel Discussion
Charlemos Series: Amenazas hacia la democracia en Colombia
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Latin American Political Institutions Section LASA and Department of Political Science at the University of the Andes
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La sexta conferencia de Charlemos tendrá lugar el lunes, 19 de octubre a las 17:00 EDT. Esta charla está copatrocinado por el Departamento de Ciencia Política de la Universidad de los Andes. Raul Sánchez-Urribarri (Universidad de La Trobe, Melbourne, Australia) moderará una discusión entre Angelika Rettberg (Universidad de Los Andes), Sandra Botero (Universidad del Rosario), y Laura Gamboa (Universidad de Utah) acerca del tema "Amenazas hacia la democracia en Colombia". Angelika Rettberg hablará de su artículo "Colombia en 2019: La paradoja de la abundancia"; Sandra Botero y Laura Gamboa hablarán de su artículo "Corte al Congreso: Poder judicial y trámite legislativo en Colombia". La charla será en español.

The sixth Charlemos will take place on Monday, October 19th at 5:00 pm EDT. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science at the University of the Andes. Raul Sánchez-Urribarri (La Trober University, Melbourne, Australia) will moderate a discussion with Angelika Rettberg (Universidad de los Andes), Sandra Botero (Universidad del Rosario), and Laura Gamboa (University of Utah) on "Threats to Democracy in Colombia". Angelika Rettberg will discuss her article title, "Colombia in 2019: The Paradox of Plenty"; Sandra Botero and Laura Gamboa will discuss their article titled, "From Court to Congress: Judicial Power and Legislative Procedure in Colombia." The talk will be in Spanish.

To access the articles that will be discussed, please visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/content/charlemos

Registration is required: http://tinyurl.com/y3ovjpzg

Tuesday, October 20

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST: Kounachir
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for University of Pittsburgh students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
Less than 9 miles off of Japan’s coast is Kunashiri, one of the two main islands of the Kuril Islands archipelago. Following the defeat of Imperial Japan in World War II, Kunashiri was annexed by the Soviet Union. A year later, after a short period of cohabitation, the 17,000 Japanese living on this island were all deported. Even though 75 years have passed since the War’s end, there’s still no official peace agreement between the two countries.
This film was made with the participation of Vià Vosges, with support from the New Aquitaine Region, in partnership with the CNC, the Occitania Pyrenees-Mediterranean Region, PROCIREP-Producers' Society and ANGOA, and the Documentary School of Lussas (Ardèche Image). This film collaborated with the CNC's Audiovisual Innovation Fund, and also had support from Pictanovo.
Author/Director: Vladimir Kozlov
Producer: David Foucher
Studio: Les Films du Temps Scellé
Year: 2019
Running time: 71 min
Country: France
Language: French, Russian, English subtitles

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST - Baikal: Awareness of Beauty
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for University of Pittsburgh students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater body of water in the world, is under threat from industrial pollution, agricultural run-off and other environmental problems, including nearby mining activities and possible oil and gas exploration. There is also the threat of construction to build a huge pipeline to export Baikal’s water to China. The film, “Awareness of Beauty,” tells a modern-day story of Baikal and its people.
Author/Director: Valery Shevchenko
Producer: Valery Shevchenko
Studio: n/a
Year: 2020
Running time: 54 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

12:00 pm Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Latin American Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, programs, and more.

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays 11AM-12PM
Tuesdays 12-1PM
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98550944503

12:00 pm Festival
East European Festival
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Pandemics in Europe: The Historical Legacies of the EU's Free Movement of Persons: Our Human Mobility Rights in a Post(?) COVID-19 Context
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with University of Florida and Center for European Studies
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On June 15th 2020, the EU officially reopened its inner borders, effectively lifting the travel restrictions put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Schengen Agreement’s ‘Free Movement of Persons’ —considered as one of the most meaningful, and also the most popular accomplishments ever of European integration— was then back in force.

This lecture invites participants to look back into history to see beyond in terms of building a commonly inclusive and sustainable future by highlighting Human Mobility Rights as fundamental human rights. Indeed, in our post(?) COVID-19 world, the empowering historical legacies of the EU’s Free Movement of Persons can help us shed light on our current belonging and displacement challenges. In the end, it has been transnational mobile populations whose migration patterns built up principles, norms, political cultures and entire civilizations on their wake.

Event Registration: https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2hXjM3cnSvafLxfwhBIGKQ

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3:00 pm Seminar
AFRCNA 0300 Racialized Policing Pop-Up Course
Location:
Virtual, see website to enroll!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This course provides students with an opportunity to think about the most recent wave of brutal police violence in the United States in a global perspective. Expanding on our summer series, students will focus on topics such as racial capitalism, colonialism and settler colonialism, and transnational trends in militarized policing and police violence. Students who complete the course will appreciate how policing in the USA shapes and is shaped by global processes.

The pop-up course will kick off on September 15!

3:00 pm Panel Discussion
Technology and Privacy
Location:
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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For Year 3 of our faculty development workshops for community colleges and minority-serving institutions, we are offering a series of monthly webinars focused on technology. The first of the webinars will examine Technology and Privacy: The Right To Be Forgotten with particular focus on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its global impact. Register here

DR. HERKE KRANENBORG
Law Professor and Chair of European Data Protection and Privacy Law,
University of Maastricht
DR. EMMANUEL PERNOT-LEPLAY Post-Doctoral Researcher in Data Protection Law, Tilburg University
DR. BROOKE AUXIER Research Associate in Internet and Technology, Pew Research Center

3:30 pm Lecture
Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series: Colombia
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Sebastian Cuellar will talk on Crimes Against Humanity in Colombia.

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/y3q5zwos

4:00 pm Cultural Event
La Parlotte: French Conversation Time
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Practice your French with instructors and students in a casual environment! Tuesdays from 4-5PM ET on Zoom. Register to receive access: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpc-mtqTkiG9LWrvpHBRqIiStR58e6fWpH

6:30 pm Festival
East European Festival: Carpatho-Rusyns in Pittsburgh, Past and Present
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carpatho-Rusyn Society of Pittsburgh
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Learn from Maryann Sivak, president of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, about the history of the Carpatho-Russyn community in Pittsburgh, followed by a Slavjane dance performance, hosted by Dean Polska and Alexis McCormick of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society

7:00 pm Panel Discussion
Scream Queens: The History and Future of Women in Horror
Location:
Virtual, see website to join!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with University Library System (ULS)
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Join the University Library System and four horror-ibly awesome women for a discussion on the history and future of women in horror!

Panelists:

Gwendolyn Kiste - Novelist and essayist, and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner whose works include Rust Maidens, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, and Pretty Marys All in a Row.

Kathe Koja - Writer, director, producer, and artist whose highly acclaimed and award winning works include The Cipher, Bad Brains, Skin, Under the Poppy, and Velocities.

Michelle Lane - Author of numerous short stories and essays. Her first novel, Invisible Chains, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in 2019.

Sara Tantlinger - Bram Stoker Award winning poet of numerous collections including To Be Devoured, The Devil's Dreamland, and Love for Slaughter

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt German Club: Tuesday Stammtisch
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Stammtisch is the German Club's weekly conversation table for speaks of all levels from absolute beginners to fluent speakers. Here we practice our language skills while also learning about German culture through fun games and activities!

Zoom Meeting ID: 988 3897 9763
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98838979763

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
Chinese Language & Culture Club Meeting
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Join the Chinese Language & Culture Club for their bi-weekly meetings. The club celebrates the Chinese culture, language, festivals, and traditions. This semester, we’ll celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, watch Chinese TV shows, learn about Pitt Chinese Programs, and learn how to make hot pot! etc.

Wednesday, October 21

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST: Borovsk's Effect
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
Vladimir Ovchinnikov is the ‘Russian Banksy’ – a street artist and a political activist. Because of his art, hundreds of tourists have visited Borovsk, an old Russian town. On the town’s walls he paints the portraits of famous Russian writers and historical figures, as well as photographs of Borovsk’s citizens killed during Stalin’s dictatorship. These painted images, however, are regularly destroyed by officials. But the will of the artist is irrepressible, and he recreates them over and over again.
The film was produced with the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Author/Director: Boris Minaev, Yulia Grebennikova, Polina Zavadskaya
Producer: Asya Druyanova, Daria Khrenova
Studio: The Magic Mountain
Year: 2019
Running time: 66 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

11:00 am Cultural Event
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

11:00 am Cultural Event
Bosian-Croatian-Serbian Conversation Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the weekly Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (BCS) language table with Dijana Mujkanovic on Wednesdays at 11 am.

Email Dijana for Zoom info: dim31@pitt.edu

12:00 pm Festival
East European Festival
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.

12:30 pm Information Session
Pitt Global Hub Virtual Drop-In Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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The Pitt Global Hub is hosting virtual drop-in hours via Zoom every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30PM for students who wish to ask general questions regarding our international area studies and global studies certificates, study abroad, scholarships, clubs and language tables, and more.

Zoom link: http://pitt.zoom.us/j/96763408157

12:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Art Police and Tomb Robbers: Creating Italy through Cultural Power
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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Through much of its history, Italy was Europe’s "seat of the arts," an artistic playground for foreign élites and powers who bought, sold, and sometimes plundered millions of artworks and antiquities. Today, Italy asserts control over its cultural heritage through an activist legal model and influential art police unit, which dedicates itself to the eradication of tomb robbing. Italy has turned heritage into cultural power—a controversial convergence of art, money, and diplomacy. This talk explains how modern Italy came to wield such power, and with what effects on the state's political and cultural influence.

Fiona Rose Greenland is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. She studies art/science technologies, cultural policy, nationalism, and art markets. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan, and a D.Phil. in Classical Archaeology from Oxford University. Before training as a sociologist, she worked as an archaeologist and conducted fieldwork in Italy and Spain. Her book, Ruling Culture: Art Police, Tomb Robbers, and the Rise of Cultural Power in Italy, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in spring 2021.

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FoVn-84tQYiEnPDnnCJIFw

JMEUCE lecture

2:00 pm Lecture
Outsiders, Others, and Outcasts: Examining Antiziganism and Race-Making in Albania
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the Institute of Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, the Russian East European & Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University, the Center for Russian East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan, the Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University, the Center for Russia East Europe and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at The University of Chicago and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University
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In this talk Dr. West Ohueri explores the contours of antiziganism, conceptualized as racism and prejudice against Romani people groups, in Albania and the Balkan region. Part one of the presentation considers the theoretical framings of antiziganism and asks how analyses of antiblackness can allow scholars to think through contemporary manifestations of antiziganism in the Balkan region. Part two of the talk explores whiteness in relation to antiziganism and antiblackness. In doing so, Dr. West Ohueri draws attention to the ways that Albanians have been racialized and othered as outcasts and outsiders both within Europe and the Balkans, and ask how this broadly shapes our understandings of whiteness and regional racialization.

Zoom registration here: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/91254449072

This event is part of the Area Studies Lecture Series presented by the 2018-2021 U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies grant recipients for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

4:00 pm Information Session
Global Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a representative from the Global Studies Center to learn about their certificate offerings, events and programming, and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95350117543

5:00 pm Workshop
Teaching About Climate Change: Vulnerabilities, Responsibilities, and Action Teacher Workshop with Choices Program
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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Join our partners at the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh for the Choices Program in an exploration of its 8- to the 10-day unit, Climate Change, and Questions of Justice. We'll explore the readings, lessons, and videos that are part of the unit, and discuss ways to implement each in diverse classroom settings, including tips for using the unit in remote settings and/or project-based classrooms. The countries covered include China, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Freiburg (Germany), Colombia, Haiti, and parts of the USA. All participants will receive a two-year Digital Editions license to the curriculum and Act 48 credit hours. This is a two-hour, participatory, online workshop, with an additional hour of prep work required.

6:30 pm Information Session
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents: Graduate Programs for International Careers in Education
Location:
Zoom Discussion
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents:
Graduate Programs for International Careers in Education

Wednesday, October 21st, 6:30-7:30pm
Zoom Discussion

Are you interested in international education? Teaching abroad? Conducting educational research with global perspectives? Here at the School of Education, many of our programs prepare graduates to enter the field of international education.

Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) MEd/MA
Early Childhood Education MEd
Foreign Language Education MEd (with TESOL Specialization Option)
Research Methodology MEd

Learn more about these opportunities from Pitt Education’s Office of Admissions & Enrollment Services.

Register at:
https://signup.com/go/SubBHjZ

Thursday, October 22

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST: The Shaman
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
What was Stalin’s main ‘shamanic’ secret? How was the 20th century’s cruelest dictator able to re-press his own country, murder his own people, terrorize half the world – and yet inspire some to love him as a saint?
Author/Director: Andrei Osipov
Producer: Andrei Osipov
Studio: LLC Point of View
Year: 2019
Running time: 54 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST: Kaliayevskaia 5
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
In the tragic year of the Great Purge of 1937, many tenants of Moscow’s first cooperative residential building fell victim to the Stalinist repression. The film’s plot is based on interviews with some who witnessed those times. The main idea was inspired by Dmitry Belanovsky, whose family moved into the house in 1939, into the apartment of a family that had been arrested by the NKVD and vanished into the Gulag. Belanovsky undertook his own investigation, which took 20 years.
Awards: “Best Documentary Film” at the 25th Stalker International Film Festival on Human Rights (2019)
Author/Director: Maria Sorokina
Producer: Dmitry Belanovsky
Studio: n/a
Year: 2019
Running time: 53 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST: The Sweetest Thing
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
One pilot. One poet. One flight attendant. An enchanted television tower. Two professors. Two Olympic champions. Two collectors of imported chocolate wrappers. The number of actors - 8 mil-lion. A little over 30 years has passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Soviet re-gime that kept the Bulgaria people in bondage. In this film, a multitude of funny and sad stories are told through endearing human portraits conducted in cinematic conversations about an era that we should not forget.
Author/Director: Boris Missirkov and Georgi Bogdanov
Producer: Martichka Bozhilova
Studio: AGITPROP
Year: 2019
Running time: 35 min
Country: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian, English

10:30 am Lecture
Sweet Revolution
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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The Asian Studies Center and the Julio Fine Arts Gallery of Loyola University Maryland invites you to join us on Thursday, October 22 at 10:30AM for a virtual artist talk by Mina Cheon, a global Korean new media artist, scholar, and educator who lives and works between Baltimore, New York, and Seoul. The talk, will explore Cheon’s new body of work Dreaming Unification: Protest for Peace. Register here.

11:00 am Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Conversation with Filmmaker Mo Asumang about Die Arier (The Aryans) (2014)
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of German
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A documentary by Mo Asumang, German media personality, filmmaker, and Afro-German activist. After receiving death threats from the White Aryan Rebels, Mo Asumang sets out to discover the history and meaning of the word Aryan. This designation was used by racists in the 19th century, designated the master race in Nazi Germany, and is used by white supremacists today. After finding her own grandmother's Aryan Pass, Mo Asumang begins a journey that takes her to Nazi rallies and meetings with racists in Germany but also to KKK gatherings and conversations with white supremacists in the USA. On her journey, she discusses her project with academics, intellectuals, a Holocaust survivor as well, all the while seeking to understand how Aryan motivates people to express violence and hatred to others. A personal film with great resonance today.
Event Registration: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uf-iorj8qGtDrSAnbXNKZHKPh4rqRJO6Y

11:30 am Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Latin American Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, programs, and more.

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays 11AM-12PM
Tuesdays 12-1PM
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM

12:00 pm Festival
East European Festival
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.

12:00 pm Lecture
Black and Red: African Americans and the USSR
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Corporation of New York
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A live interview with Meredith Roman (CUNY Brockport) and Minkah Makalani (University of Texas, Austin)

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrdu6tqz4uH9e7MgfP2uf8jad0Uf6nr5op

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
The German Presidency of the EU at Mid-Point
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with University of Wisconsin-Madison and European Studies and Jean Monnet Center of Excellence; CGES; German Marshall Fund
1:00 pm Information Session
African Studies Program - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Hub
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Speak with African Studies Program Ambassador Emmanuel Ampofo to learn about the African Studies Program, ask questions about their certificate offerings, and more.

Zoom Link: http://https//pitt.zoom.us/j/99119766107

3:30 pm Lecture
Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series: Argentina, Brazil, & Chile
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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We welcome Pablo Salinas, who will talk about Crimes Against Humanity in Argentina and Chile and we welcome Carol Proner, who will talk about Crimes Against Humanity in Brazil.

Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/y479ajl2

4:00 pm Information Session
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

4:00 pm Information Session
European Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the European Studies Center to learn about their four certificate offerings, events, scholarships, symposia and more.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86171673232?pwd=aThWaHhxeDFsTEdPeGZsdzZaS01EQT09
Password: 4Lkh8d

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Laber Rhabarber - The German Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Want to practice your German in a casual environment and get to know other students and faculty that share your love for this language? Then Laber Rhabarber is for you! All levels of German and all kinds of people are welcome!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91424897554

6:00 pm Information Session
The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
Location:
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Are you graduating soon? Wondering what your next adventure could be? Learn about the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program. It is a great opportunity for college graduates to work in Japan as Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIR).

LEARN ABOUT THE JET PROGRAM by Pittsburgh JET Alumni Association President Smitha Prasadh.

ASK QUESTIONS to a panel of JET Alumni.

Register here

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
Four Evenings Discussion: Laila Lalami's Conditional Citizens
Location:
Virtual, see website to join!
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with University Library System (ULS) and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
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In conjunction with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures program's "Ten Evenings" series, GSC is again hosting "Four Evenings" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in a global perspective.

Open to series subscribers and the Pitt community, these evening discussions, led by Pitt experts, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues in a virtual setting. A limited number of tickets to the author lectures is available.

*For questions and more information, contact Maja.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ew_oyU1nbE0CtzTgwxyjM2--cVXwyVZGxLbiL1A...

6:30 pm Lecture
East European Festival: Reporting on Current Affairs in Ukraine
Location:
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Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Ukrainian Club
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Freelance journalist Mark Temnycky will speak on his work reporting on and from Ukraine.

Friday, October 23

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST - SPITAK. THIRTY YEARS OF SOLITUDE
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
Nearly 30 years ago, Spitak was devastated by a terrible earthquake, and tens of thousands of people died. The survivors seem frozen in this period forever, and today Spitak is a city of the dead. Pargev Manukyan's family lives opposite the huge Spitak cemetery – and it seems as if some unknown force does not allow them to escape the despair and poverty.
Author/Director: Svetlana Stasenko
Producer: Svetlana Stasenko, Liza Antonova, Irina Uralskaya
Studio: The Passenger
Year: 2020
Running time: 30 min
Country: Russia, Armenia
Language: Armenian, Russian, English subtitles

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST: Theater Behind Barbed Wire
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
In 1943, a the height of World War II, when Stalinist repression remained at full force, the Vorkuta Camp Theater was founded. Every day, talented actors, artists and musicians were led out of their barracks at gunpoint in order to perform merry musical productions, which in fact was nothing but a theater of the absurd. By the War’s end, the theater, comprised of about 150 performers, had put on more than 600 shows and concerts. This horrifying, but in some ways joyful story, demonstrates that even in the worst conditions, thanks to talent and perseverance, the human spirit can survive.
Author/Director: Inna Kokorina
Producer: Alexander Radov
Studio: Fishka-Film
Year: 2019
Running time: 90 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

10:00 am Film
RUSDOCFILMFEST - Vertinsky: The Lone Wanderer
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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This documentary is premiering in the United States thanks to the 13th Russian Documentary Film Festival in New York (https://rusdocfilmfest.org/2020-movies), co-sponsored by our Center.
FREE TICKETS available for Pitt students in limited number via https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9ucYTEo30SMtGip.
Films are available for viewing from 10 am (EST) on the day of the screening to 1:00 am (EST) the next day.
Alexander Vertinsky was a famous émigré singer and actor, the very symbol of the Russian Silver Era. This film captures the story of his life in the Russian Empire, as well as in exile in China and Europe. The details of his life are meticulously pieced together by utilizing his memoirs, letters, and unique archival materials.
The film is dedicated to the 130th anniversary of Vertinsky’s birth.
Awards: Special awards at the Moscow International Film Festival, “Delightful Angel”, 2019; and the Russia Abroad International Film Festival (2019).
Author/Director: Svetlana Astretsova
Producer: Ilmir Yusupov, Svetlana Astretsova, Yury Berdnikov, Irina Yasakova
Studio: The Cherry Orchard
Year: 2019
Running time: 52 min
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, English subtitles

12:00 pm Cultural Event
East European Festival: Oplatek with Larry Kozlowski
Location:
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Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Polish Club, Polish Nationality Room and Polish Falcons of America
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Participants can observe as Larry Kozlowski of the Polish Nationality Room prepares Oplatek and discusses its importance in Polish culture.

12:00 pm Festival
East European Festival
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.

2:00 pm Workshop
Global Health Case Competition Workshop: How to effectively present your team's strategy
Location:
Virtual, see website to join!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for Global Health and Graduate School of Public Health
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With the Center for Global Health and Graduate School of Public Health, GSC will host Pitt's first Global Health Case Competition. This competition simulates professional practice in developing strategies to address a hypothetical global health scenario. Interdisciplinary teams of graduate and undergraduate students will develop presentations that address the scenario in a holistic way. Each team will present its strategy to a panel of experts, with the top team receiving support to participate in the 2021 Emory University International Case Competition.

Students can register as individuals or as part of a team. Each team must included graduate and undergraduate students from multiple disciplinary backgrounds. Further information can be found on our website. Questions? Reach out to Elaine.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Polish Conversation Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the Polish Conversation Table on Fridays from 2 - 3 pm with Jolanta Lion.

Email Jolanta Lion for Zoom info: jola@cmu.edu

3:00 pm Cultural Event/Presentation
RICE &... Series: Rice and Curry - Charting a Global Foodway in Asia
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Global Hub and UCIS Engagement
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Join the Asian Studies Center and the Global Hub in exploring the foodways of curry. While people have been enjoying curry throughout Asia for centuries, the type of curry served in Japan is sourced from the 1850s as an import by British sailors and merchants who picked up their fondness for curry in India. Curry became a symbol of a modern, industrial nation and the preferred food at public schools, military academies, and the Japanese Navy.

3:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt German Club: Friday Stammtisch
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Stammtisch is the German Club's weekly conversation table for speaks of all levels from absolute beginners to fluent speakers. Here we practice our language skills while also learning about German culture through fun games and activities!

Zoom Meeting ID: 950 0542 1812
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95005421812

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the Russian conversation table & tutoring to improve your Russian, meet other Russian students, prepare for oral exams, and learn more about Russian culture.

Email Katya Kovaleva for Zoom info at Katya.Kovaleva@gmail.com

4:00 pm Cultural Event
East European Festival: Something's Brewing: The Material Culture of Tea
Location:
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Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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REEES staff members will discuss material items that are central to brewing and enjoying teas of the region.

5:30 pm Film
Crimes Against Humanity in Latin America Series: Octubre23 Film Screening
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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“Octubre23, una historia de estudiantes secundarios” es una búsqueda de desempolvar, de ponerle luz y nombres a esas fotos borrosas, tan lejanas como cercanas, de “los desaparecidos”. Es la necesidad de indagar en esas historias que nos acompañan a lo largo de una vida. Es revisar qué hicimos con esa llaga: la desaparición. Es el camino de identidad de un barrio, de un país. Es el patio de un colegio. Es la adolescencia y sus sueños y pesadillas. Es una película documental auto gestionada nacida de la voluntad de construir memoria y resignificar un pasado más presente que nunca.

-Directors of the film

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX4xIkGIdE8

Please fill out this Qualtrics survey to register for the film: https://tinyurl.com/y6595258

On Friday around 4:30 pm, you will receive a Zoom link to join for an introduction to the film, led by Oscar Edelstein, Professor of History at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Following this introduction, you will receive more information on how to log in and watch the film.

Saturday, October 24

12:00 pm Cultural Event
Celtic Cuture Celebration- Irish Nationality Room
Location:
Zoom Webinar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms
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On Saturday, October 24th from noon- 2 p.m., the Irish Nationality Room will hold a Celtic celebration of Irish music, architectural lecture, and more. Irish presenters will include a brief history and architectural details of the Irish Nationality Room. A recipient of the Irish Room Committee Study Abroad Scholarship will speak about her internship in Ireland. The program will also feature an Irish dairy farmer.

12:00 pm Festival
East European Festival
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the first VIRTUAL East European Festival to enjoy cultural demonstrations, academic programs, and children's activities.

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Celtic Culture Celebration- Welsh Nationality Room
Location:
Zoom webinar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms
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On Saturday, October 24th from 3-5 p.m., the Welsh Nationality Room will hold a Celtic celebration of Welsh storytelling, puppetry, poetry, and more. The Welsh Committee will speak about the Welsh Nationality Room and the Committee's activities. Presenter will include members of the St. David's Society.

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Bosanska Kafa: Bosnian Coffee Demonstration
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Nationality Rooms
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Members of the Yugoslav Room committee will demonstrate how to prepare Bosnian coffee as well as discuss its cultural and community importance.

4:00 pm Cultural Event
East European Festival: Closing and Art Competition Winners
Location:
Register online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Russian Club, Polish Club and Ukrainian Club
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At the conclusion of the festival, winners of the at-home art challenge will be announced.

6:00 pm Cultural Event
Celtic Culture Celebration- Scottish Nationality Room
Location:
Zoom Webinar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms along with St. Andrews Society
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On Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. the Scottish Nationality Room will be holding a free event of Scottish entertainment. The evening will start off with a sneak peek at the Scottish Nationality Room, and a lecture titled "The History of the Scottish Clans" narrated by the President of the St. Andrew's Society of Pittsburgh. After a brief intermission a live panel will air recent videos from the Balmoral School for Piping and Drumming. Following that, you will not want to miss the "Beginner's Workshop in Bagpiping" by Professor Sean Patrick Regan from Edinboro University, and some Scottish folk songs by world reknowned, Scottish folk singer, Charlie Zahm. Please join us during this 'The Celtic Culture Celebration" and allow us to take you into the world of the Scottish arts. This is a fun and educational program that is open to all students, faculty, staff and your friends and family, free of charge!