Week of April 1, 2018 in UCIS

Thursday, March 22 until Sunday, April 8

(All day) Festival
2018 Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival
Location:
Carnegie Mellon University
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of The Humanities Center at Carnegie Mellon University
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The mission of the Carnegie Mellon International “Faces” Film Festival is to engage the Pittsburgh community with all-encompassing programming that promotes cultural exchange and expression, and through film, illuminates the local and global ethnic communities which seldom have opportunities to celebrate their artwork and culture on a large public scale. By collaborating with guest filmmakers, arts organizations, and local businesses, the festival creates a platform for these ethnic groups to expose the Pittsburgh community to their cultures, allows attendees to identify and relate to their own origins, and for cinematic artists to engage audiences with their films and dialogues.

Monday, April 2

1:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Grab a coffee and join the Global Studies Center for the first of our monthly series where we host an informal discussion about a pressing issue of the day. Get global insight and bring your thoughts to share or questions to have addressed. Cookies served!

4:30 pm Lecture
Ghosts in the Machine: Technology and Imperialism in Asian Waters
Location:
History Department Lounge, 3703 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of History

Tuesday, April 3

4:00 pm Lecture
1968: The Year that Rocked Pittsburgh
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with University Honors College
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Presented by Emily Ruby or the Heinz History Center. Part of the Global Legacies of 1968 Series, sponsored by the University Honors College.

6:30 pm Film
Red Gringo (Chile)
Location:
G-23 Public Health Building
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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CLAS-Latin American Cinema Series 2018/ CLAS- Serie de Cine Latinoamericano 2018

Red Gringo (Miguel Angel Vidaurre & Will Roberts, Chile, 2016)
English subtitles
G-23 Public Health Building
6:30 p.m. Pizza
7:00 p.m. Movie
Free and open to the public!

The North American singer Dean Reed travels to Chile in 1962, with the hope of making the most of the fame gained with a couple of radio hits. Deeply shocked by the political and social issues of the country, he decides to travel through Latin America giving concerts, shooting films and making photo stories. In the meantime he suffers an ideological transformation that will lead him to excentric ways of political commitment. 'Gringo Rojo' is a pop memory exercise that gathers all the pieces of his life in Chile and the rest of the world.

For more information, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/list.
Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies and the Spanish Film Club by Pragda.

8:00 pm Film
After Spring
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of
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With the Syrian conflict now in its seventh year, millions of people continue to be displaced. AFTER SPRING is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent.

Wednesday, April 4

12:00 pm Lecture
Let's Talk Africa Series: Hang Them! Popular Music and the Politics of Participation and Belonging in Homophobic Uganda
Location:
4130 WWPH
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program
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Hang Them! Popular Music and the Politics of Participation and Belonging in Homophobic Uganda

Wednesday April 4, 2018 - 12 – 1:30pm - 4130 WWPH

Dr. Charles Lwanga is a recent graduate of the School of Music He holds a Ph.D in Composition and Theory (2012) and a Ph.D in Ethnomusicology (2018) from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently a visiting assistant professor of Music at Skidmore College in New York where he teaches theory and ethnomusicology. He will be sharing his research and work experience as a composer.

5:00 pm Teacher Training
Global Issues Through Literature: Authors Under Authoritarianism
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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What is life like under authoritarian regimes, especially for writers, artists, and other creative thinkers whose aim is to loosen, bend, and even break the rules? Do harsh regulations constrict or condone innovative artistic practices? How can authors subvert authoritarianism through writing? What happens if they get caught? This year’s Global Issues Through Literature series, a reading group designed for K-12 educators to learn and use new texts in the classroom, will travel the world through the eyes of authors writing under authoritarianism to try to understand the role of literature as document, commentator, and critic of restrictive regimes.

For this session we will read Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie and hear from Pitt Prof. Jeanette Jouili (Religious Studies).

Thursday, April 5

(All day) Deadline--Call for Papers/Symposium
XIV Undergraduate Research Symposium
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with and the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), Hispanic Languages and Literature and Literarure, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and University Honors College
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April 5, 2018

Symposium

XVI Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Opportunity!
Call for Papers (Deadline for submissions: March 12, 2018)

Submit a 150-200 word abstract to the following address:
hllugrad@pitt.edu

12:30 pm Lecture
The Rule of Law Around the World (Part II)
Location:
Barco Law Building Room 113
Sponsored by:
Director's Office along with Center for International Legal Education
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Continuing a long tradition at the Center for International Legal Education (CILE), this is the second of two sessions this year in which Pitt Law LLM students will talk to the Pitt Law community about the legal systems and rule of law challenges of their home countries.

Featured Presentations:

An Overview of Recent Changes in Saudi Arabia, presented by Yazeed Al-Begaishy, Abdulrahman Almuhaydib, and Rahaf Zaini (Saudi Arabia)
The U.S. And Cameroonian Approaches to Democracy and the Rule of Law, presented by Patrick Dongmo Tsague (Cameroon)

6:00 pm Cultural Event/Student Club Activity
Italian Cheese Night
Location:
Cathedral Views Gallery - Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Pitt Italian Club
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Pitt Italian Club is hosting a Cheese Night on Thurs, April 5th at the Cathedral Views Gallery in Alumni Hall at 6-7pm. The event is free to all Pitt students and costs $2 per non-Pitt student. The Cheese Night is right before the opening film of the Italian Film Festival on the same night, so participants are welcome to stay to watch the film after the event.

Register to attend at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cheese-night-tickets-43317661291

6:00 pm Lecture
Two Evenings at Pitt
Location:
171B Hillman
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures
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As part of the Pittsburgh A&L "Ten Evenings" series, Mohsin Hamid (author of Exit West) and Viet Thanh Nguyen (author of the Pulitzer-prize winning novel The Sympathizer and, more recently, The Refugees) will be talking about their recent works and creative processes. Prior to their public lectures at the Carnegie Music Hall, the GSC is sponsoring more intimate gatherings with Pitt faculty and students to learn about and discuss how these works of fiction help us to understand global processes and the connections, disruptions, inequalities, and opportunities they create. We will be giving out a limited number of FREE tickets to the lecture to those who attend. Please save the dates and join us on campus Thursday evening before the lecture, and Monday at the music hall!

9:00 pm Lecture
Cool Japan: Animation in Japan
Location:
358 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Pitt Anime Club and Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society
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Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities," was published soon after, and focused on anime convention participation, including stereotyping, spending habits, cosplay and con culture.

Thursday, April 5 until Monday, April 23

7:00 pm Festival/Film
Italian Film Festival 2018
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French & Italian, Volpi, Istituto Italiano di Cultura New York, Heinz History Center Italian American Collection, Dante Alighieri Society of Pittsburgh, Mondo Italiano, Ameriprise Financial, Arancini House and John J. Suppa Insurance
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MOVIE SCHEDULE:
Thursday April 5th - 7pm FINCHE' C'E' PROSECCO (The Last Prosecco) @ Alumni Hall
Friday April 6th - 7pm EARS - ORECCHIE (Ears) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 7th - 7pm L'ORDINE DELLE COSE (The Order of Things) ​@ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Wednesday April 18th - 7pm FUNNE, LE RAGAZZE CHE SOGNAVANO IL MARE (Funne, Sea Dreaming Girls) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Thursday April 19th - 7pm EASY @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Friday April 20th - 7pm TUTTO QUELLO CHE VUOI (Friends By Chance) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Saturday April 21st - 7pm IN GUERRA PER AMORE (At War for Love) @ Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Questions about the festival? Contact Pittsburgh's Spotlight Sponsor of the Festival, Istituto Mondo Italiano, at mondoitaliano@earthlink.net.

Friday, April 6

(All day) Symposium
Pitt/Penn State Global Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium
Location:
The Pennsylvania State University
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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The symposium will highlight student research on the complex array of social forces that characterize our increasingly interconnected world and will provide networking for students and faculty who are shaping how we approach these important topics and/or will provide leadership in the study of global issues in the future.

A wide variety of research topics on diverse areas including (but not limited to) the economy, gender, health, education, politics, media, nationalism, ethnicity, spirituality, and community are encouraged. We invite papers from various disciplines within humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional schools that address the theme of interconnectedness. Submissions that employ diverse theories, genres, and methodologies of research in a plurality of historical and geographical contexts are encouraged.
Once abstracts are submitted and approved, papers will be clustered according to general themes that emerge. While we are not giving our awards, notable papers from each cluster will be highlighted on the Center for Global Studies' website.

**Abstracts Due March 12th**

Submit abstracts here: https://goo.gl/p6DiQR

Students should contact Elaine Linn at eel58@pitt.edu for more information or visit the GSC website.

1:00 pm Symposium
Documenting Diasporas: Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with University Center for Int'l Studies (UCIS), Africana Studies Department, the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Documenting Diasporas: Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos
Symposium 04/06
1:00-6:00 p.m.
4130 Posvar Hall

Features Panelists:
Dr. Sherwin Bryant, African American Studies, Northwestern University
Dr. Kia Lilly Caldwell, African American Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Jennifer A. Jones, Sociology, Notre Dame University
Dr. Solsiree Del Moral, American Studies, Amherst College

African-descended populations in Latin America total over 150 million and nearly one quarter of the 57 million Latinos in the U.S. identify as Afro-Latino. This symposium highlights the range of sources – archival, literary, oral, digital, and visual – that researchers engage to analyze historical and contemporary diasporic experiences of Afro-Latin Americans and Afro-Latinos.

For more information, email: pittmrv@gmail.com or lavst12@pitt.edu

1:30 pm Career Counselling
UCIS International Toolkit Series: Teaching English Abroad
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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China, Thailand, Egypt, Japan, Ukraine, Bahrain, Ethiopia, United Arab Emirates and Taiwan… What do these places have in common? The opportunity to travel, experience new cultures, and teach English!

Learn about ways to teach abroad, resources to search for jobs, organizations that you can volunteer/intern at to gain teaching experience, and how to prepare for an exciting job while at school!

Join UCIS for this year’s last International Career Toolkit Series on Teaching English Abroad! Hear from a panel of speakers who have taught across the world in different capacities. Our panel has taught English through the Peace Corps, government exchange programs, on contract with local schools, and online.

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
An Evening with Maranie Rae: Refugee Photographer
Location:
837 William Pitt Union
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of FORGE
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Maranie Rae is a Pittsburgh-based photographer and journalist. Her work focuses on marginalized individuals and those displaced by violence and war. She will share her photographs, experiences, and stores from her past working with refugees through organizations including Doctors Without Borders.

All are welcome! Free pizza provided.

Saturday, April 7

9:00 am Teacher Training
Global Interdisciplinary Working Group
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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What does it mean for a course, module, or lesson to be “global’? In part, it means looking at a question from multiple lenses—whether political, economic, social, cultural, ecological, or other. What better way to approach global curriculum planning (and to model collaborative learning for our students!) than to partner with colleagues from other disciplines in the same school? The University Center for International Studies at Pitt is offering a new program that will provide teachers with the time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson. Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

We are currently accepting applications from teams of 2-4 teachers. We will meet three Saturday mornings (3/3, 4/7, and 5/5) from 9-12noon, and new content must be taught in the 2018-2019 school year. At each meeting, you will work intensively with your teammates, receive feedback from other participants, and learn about strategies for interdisciplinary teaching. We welcome teams that include teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Ideally, each member of the team should interact with the same group of students.

9:00 am Curriculum Development/Teacher Training
Interdisciplinary Global Working Group for Educators
Location:
varies
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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What does it mean for a course, module, or lesson to be “global’? In part, it means looking at a question from multiple lenses—whether political, economic, social, cultural, ecological, or other. What better way to approach global curriculum planning (and to model collaborative learning for our students!) than to partner with colleagues from other disciplines in the same school? The University Center for International Studies at Pitt is offering a new program that will provide teachers with the time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson. Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

Free parking, Act 48 credit hours, $300 stipend, and a mini-grant (up to $200 for your team) for curricular materials of your choosing.

7:00 pm Lecture
Speaker Event: MariNaomi
Location:
William Pitt Union Lower Lounge
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of Multiracial Student Association and Asian Student Alliance
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MariNaomi is an award-winning Japanese American artist and author whose memoir, Turning Japanese, explores her identity and experiences of being a person of Asian descent in American and the experiences of being an Asian American in Japan.

She will be giving a reading from her memoir and sharing her experiences with heritage and representation in the media. The goal of this event is promote dialogue at Pitt about experiences with multiculturalism and intersectionality.