Week of August 9, 2020 in UCIS

Monday, August 10

3:00 pm Lecture
Charlemos Series: La Reforma Constitucional Chilena en Perspectiva Comparada
Location:
https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JWYM054TRwqlUJyrQSlkSg
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Political Institutions and Processes Section of the Latin American Studies Association
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Charlemos is a new initiative that creates space for political scientists and other academics to discuss the critical social and political challenges facing Latin America today--including democratic backsliding, economic inequality, racial injustice, gender inequities, and a host of other issues--via a virtual platform.

El Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos de la Universidad de Pittsburgh y la Sección de Instituciones y Procesos Políticos de LASA presenta "La Reforma Constitucional Chilena en Perspectiva Comparada." Julieta Suárez-Cao (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, #reddepolitólogas) moderará la discusión con Claudia Heiss y Gabriel L. Negretto.

Claudia Heiss (Universidad de Chile, #reddepolitólogas) hablará de su capítulo "Emergencia y proceso constituyente: la frágil construcción de una salida democrática al choque de legitimidades" (Forthcoming en el libro: Contreras, Pablo (ed.), La ley de la emergencia. Ensayos sobre el derecho, la excepción y la pandemia. Santiago: Der Ediciones, 2020). El capítulo está disponible en nuestra página web (https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/content/charlemos).

Gabriel L. Negretto (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) hablará de su capítulo "New Constitutions in Democratic Regimes" (Forthcoming en el libro: Negretto, Gabriel L. (ed.), Redrafting Constitutions in Democratic Regimes: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).

El evento será en español.

Registro previo requerido/Registration required - https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JWYM054TRwqlUJyrQSlkSg

Tuesday, August 11

4:30 pm Teacher Training--Language
Teaching Language Online: Summer Workshop Series
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Register in advance for this meeting:
https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdu-qqjwjH9NO2_KNzu3dfGN46SHIavcL

This workshop series is designed to offer Russian language college and high-school
instructors training in applying language pedagogy and instructional technology methodologies for teaching language in the F2F, online, and hybrid mode of delivery and in identifying the most effective ways of creating communicative, proficiency-based learning activities and assessments for diverse L2 learners.

Tuesday, July 28th
WORKSHOP 1: Authentic Web-Based Language Content and Learning Experiences for Russian Language Students
Olga Klimova, University of Pittsburgh

Friday, August 1st
Students Don’t Have to Do Work Solo: Group Projects in Online Settings
Izolda Savenkova, Dickinson College

Tuesday, August 4th
Using Web-based Slides for Interactivity: Nearpod and Peardeck in a Russian Language Classroom
Michael O’Brien, University of Pittsburgh
Maria Dianifaba, St. Edmund's Academy
Olga Klimova, University of Pittsburgh

Friday, August 7th
Self-, Peer-, and Outside Assessments in the Language Classroom: Digital Portfolios
Olga Klimova, University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, August 11th
Research-driven Principles of Russian Heritage Language Pedagogy
Olesya Kisselev, University of Texas, Austin
Irina Dubinina, Brandais University

Friday, August 14th
Language Learning Activities for Interpersonal Communication in the Online Environment
Liudmila Klimanova, University of Arizona

Wednesday, August 12

5:30 pm Film
Online: Summer Screenshots: Hot Nights/Cold War
Location:
Zoom (online)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Join us for a screening of "Journey from the Fall", followed by a Q&A with the film's director, Ham Tran. To register for the event, click here.

Thursday, August 13

1:00 pm Presentation
Be Global Ready
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, Global Hub, Nationality Rooms, Office of International Services and Study Abroad Office along with Student Affairs
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Join Karen Lue, Pitt Global Hub Manager, for an information session on how you can Be Global Ready. Learn about all of the international and global opportunities Pitt has to offer: on-campus co-curricular activities, study abroad programs, international studies certificates, foreign languages, overseas internships, and more! Students looking to internationalize their Pitt experience are encouraged to attend. Parents and other family members are also welcome!

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F_Y_2dcgSuyvBc6DKMCyQg

Friday, August 14

10:00 am Presentation
Be Global Ready
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, Global Hub, Nationality Rooms, Office of International Services and Study Abroad Office along with Student Affairs
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Join Karen Lue, Pitt Global Hub Manager, for an information session on how you can Be Global Ready. Learn about all of the international and global opportunities Pitt has to offer: on-campus co-curricular activities, study abroad programs, international studies certificates, foreign languages, overseas internships, and more! Students looking to internationalize their Pitt experience are encouraged to attend. Parents and family members are also welcome to attend!

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g45tpF3zTneuw-dsetFY0A

1:00 pm Cultural Event
Virtual Lunch with Chef Usha Sethi
Location:
Virtual- Register at https://calendar.pitt.edu/
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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Usha Sethi is the owner and executive chef of the Taj Mahal restaurant in Pittsburgh, PA since its opening in 1996.

Usha’s path to entrepreneurship and the cooking was a unique one, leaving a career in public policy to pursue her love of Indian cuisine and hospitality.

She believes in serving her customers as though they are guests in her own home. She uses no preservatives, chemicals, or flavor enhancers and only the freshest produce, meats and spices. Usha is keenly aware of the health benefits found in the many unique spices and ingredients found in Indian cuisine and is able to accommodate a wide variety of diets and palates.

Taj Mahal is one of the largest Indian catering businesses in Pennsylvania, serving gatherings of all sizes, from small dinner parties to thousand person weddings. She is a cornerstone of the Indian community in Pittsburgh and a beloved mother to many sons and daughters whose weddings she helped make magical.

Usha has a Bachelors of Law degree from Delhi University and Masters in Political Science from Delhi University. She immigrated to the United States in 1985 with her husband Subhash and has two adult children, Manisha and Shiv

4:30 pm Teacher Training--Language
Teaching Language Online: Summer Workshop Series
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
See Details

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdu-qqjwjH9NO2_KNzu3dfGN46SHIavcL

This workshop series is designed to offer Russian language college and high-school
instructors training in applying language pedagogy and instructional technology methodologies for teaching language in the F2F, online, and hybrid mode of delivery and in identifying the most effective ways of creating communicative, proficiency-based learning activities and assessments for diverse L2 learners.

Tuesday, July 28th
WORKSHOP 1: Authentic Web-Based Language Content and Learning Experiences for Russian Language Students
Olga Klimova, University of Pittsburgh

Friday, August 1st
Students Don’t Have to Do Work Solo: Group Projects in Online Settings
Izolda Savenkova, Dickinson College

Tuesday, August 4th
Using Web-based Slides for Interactivity: Nearpod and Peardeck in a Russian Language Classroom
Michael O’Brien, University of Pittsburgh
Maria Dianifaba, St. Edmund's Academy
Olga Klimova, University of Pittsburgh

Friday, August 7th
Self-, Peer-, and Outside Assessments in the Language Classroom: Digital Portfolios
Olga Klimova, University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, August 11th
Research-driven Principles of Russian Heritage Language Pedagogy
Olesya Kisselev, University of Texas, Austin
Irina Dubinina, Brandais University

Friday, August 14th
Language Learning Activities for Interpersonal Communication in the Online Environment
Liudmila Klimanova, University of Arizona