Week of September 8, 2019 in UCIS

Monday, September 9

4:30 pm Lecture
Celebrating the Relationship between Pittsburgh and Japan through Garden Design
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Japan Council, Office of the Provost Year of Creativity and Japan Iron & Steel Federation and Mitsubishi Endowments
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Prof. Shunsaku Miyagi (University of Tokyo) is one of Japan's most eminent landscape architects. He is also the representative director of the Byodoin Temple, a temple in Kyoto that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and so important in Japan that an image of it is on the back of every 10-yen coin. Trained and educated in the US and Japan, his guiding philosophy is "Life is Design Itself." He will discuss Japanese gardens and connecting Pittsburgh and Japan through landscape design.

Learn more with our flyer: https://www.japanstudies.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/miyagi_flyer.pdf

Tuesday, September 10

4:30 pm Reception
English Language Institute - University Center for International Studies Orientation
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
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 and Global Hub along with English Language Institute
6:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Meeting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club

Wednesday, September 11

1:00 pm Information Session
Study Abroad Basics
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Study Abroad Office
4:00 pm Reception
Global Studies Welcome Reception
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Join the Global Studies Center for our annual welcome reception! Meet current and new students, faculty and staff and learn about GSC initiatives while enjoying conversation and refreshments.

4:00 pm Lecture
How to Hide an Empire: Telling the Story of the Greater United States
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with The Humanities Center, Department of History, World History Center and The Cultural Studies Program
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Lecture about "How to Hide an Empire: Telling the Story of the Greater United States" by Daniel Immerwahr, Northwestern University, Professor of History

Thursday, September 12

4:00 pm Reception
African Studies Program Welcome Reception
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program
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Join the African Studies Program as we welcome in the new academic year with our annual welcome reception! Meet staff, affiliated faculty and fellow students and discuss the program, events for the year and opportunities for engagement!

4:00 pm Lecture
Producing Power: The History of the Soviet Nuclear Industry
Location:
229 Barco Law Building, Alcoa Room
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office and European Studies Center along with Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Department of Communication, Department of History, Cultural Studies Program and World History Center
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The Chernobyl disaster immediately comes to mind when we think of the Soviet nuclear industry. What about the history of Soviet nuclear power in the four decades prior? This live interview with Sonja Schmid will explore the development of the Soviet nuclear industry from the 1950s to Chernobyl to shed light on its institutional, technological, social, and political development.

This event is a part of the REEES Fall Speaker Series "Nuclear Fallout: Science and Society in Eurasia"

4:00 pm Lecture
La Reconquête, histoire et politique linguistiques du Québec
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian
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Professor Chantal Bouchard from McGill University in Montreal will offer a lecture in French on language use in Quebec today.

4:30 pm Lecture
Crossing the Line: Violence against Jewish Female Students in Interwar Poland and the New Model of Antisemitism
Location:
Cathedral of Learning, Room 501
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, Department of History, Humanities Center and Carnegie-Mellon University Department of History
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Natalia Aleksiun is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York. She studied East European and Jewish history in Poland, where she received her first doctoral degree in history at Warsaw University, with a dissertation that resulted in her first book, “Where to? The Zionist Movement in Poland, 1944-1950.” She received her second doctoral degree in Jewish studies at New York University.

Dr. Aleksiun has been a fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich, Germany; the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania; a Senior Fellow at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, Vienna; a Yad Hanadiv Postdoctoral Fellow in Israel; Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow, at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM, Washington D.C., and the Imre Kertesz Kolleg in Jena, Germany.

She has published in Yad Vashem Studies, Polish Review, Dapim, East European Jewish Affairs, Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Polin, and Gal Ed, and other journals. Her second book, “Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust” is forthcoming (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2019). She co-edited two volumes of Polin, (v. 20, devoted to the memory of the Holocaust, and v. 29, on Jewish historiography in Eastern Europe). Aleksiun is currently working on a book about the cadaver affair at European universities in the 1920s and 1930s and on a project dealing with daily lives of Jews in hiding in Galicia during the Holocaust.

4:30 pm Workshop
Japanese Language Social Hour
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, First Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with English Language Social Hour
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Join us for an evening of language and cultural exchange between Pitt students and International students.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, September 13

11:00 am Information Session
Study Abroad Fair - Bradford
Location:
Commons Hall - Pitt Bradford
Sponsored by:
Study Abroad Office
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With more than 350 programs in 75 countries, getting started with study abroad can be overwhelming! Stop by the Study Abroad Fair to talk to advisors, faculty, exchange partners, and Pitt-Recognized providers about what programs might make sense for you! It's never too early to get started!

12:00 pm Colloquium
Anatomy of Antisemitism: Jews, Cadavers, and the Politics of Medical Discourse in East Central Europe
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Jewish Studies Program, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, Department of History, Humanities Center and Carnegie Mellon Department of History
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Jewish Studies Work in Progress Series.

Lunch Provided, RSVP by September 9 to jsp@pitt.edu

12:00 pm Seminar
Online Resources for Russian Cinema Scholarship
Location:
Cathedral of Learning, 1219
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
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12:00 pm -1: 30 pm:
Seminar about ProfiCinema and useful resources about Russian Cinema

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm:
Applied session, analysis of films

Aleksei Fedorchenko: Anna’s War by Andrei Rogatchevski
Aleksei German: Dovlatov by Otto Boele
Anton Meregdichev: Going Vertical by Beach Gray
Oleg Trofim: Ice by Olga Mesropova

12:30 pm Cultural Event
Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub
4:00 pm Reception
REEES Fall Reception
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies

Saturday, September 14

7:30 pm Performance
Gettysburg: An American Story Distilled Through Japanese Noh
Location:
Charity Randall Theater
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
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Please join the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures for a poetic exploration of the ill-fated friendship between Confederate General Lewis Armistead and Union General Winfield Hancock. In this unique noh drama, Playwright Elizabeth Dowd and composer David Crandall re-imagine the conflict at the center of American history as a Japanese noh drama. Noh, originating in Japan more than 650 years ago, is one of the oldest continuously evolving stage arts in the world. It combines highly stylized dance, chant, music, mask, and costume with intense inner concentration and physical discipline, resulting in a uniquely powerful theatrical event.

Developed by Theatre Nohgaku with the mission to share noh's beauty and power with English-speaking audiences through the creation of new works that transcend the boundaries of culture and language.

Please visit the Events page of the Department of East Asian Languages, National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and Japan Studies for more information.