Week of September 29, 2019 in UCIS

Sunday, September 29

12:00 pm Cultural Event
Eastern European Festival
Location:
Cathedral of Learning Commons Room
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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The East European Festival is collaborative event jointly planned by REEES and student organizations. Local vendors such as S&D Polish Deli, Jak's Bakery, and Fredo's Deli will be in attendance. In addition, there will be live performances by acts such as, Gypsy Stringz, Balkan Babes, and the Russian Balalaika Orchestra. Come experience and learn more about East European cultures!

1:00 pm Presentation
Austrian Room Scholarship Presentation
Location:
Croghan-Schenley Room
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Austrian Room Welcome to the scholarship winners. Winners will present their experiences and committee will hold a reception and honor Celeste Parendo, who painted the room.

Monday, September 30

9:00 am Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 337
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register Here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

3:00 pm Workshop
Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
4:15 pm Film
Film Screening: Nostalgia for the Future
Location:
407 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Architectural Studies Program, Screenshot: Asia, Film and Media Studies Program, Department of English and and Cultural Studies Program
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Join us for a screening of Nostalgia for the Future, a film about Indian modernity, the making of the citizen, and the architecture of the home. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Avijit Mukul Kishore.

Avijit Mukul Kishore is a filmmaker and cinematographer based in Mumbai, India. His films as director include Squeeze Lime in Your Eye (2018), Nostalgia for the Future (2017), To Let the World In (2012 and 2013), Vertical City (2011), and Snapshots from a Family Album (2004).

Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, October 1

4:00 pm Lecture
New Global Classics
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This lecture is the first in a yearlong series that puts Classics and Global Studies into dialogue. It seeks to introduce the main themes and subjects of the series by outlining the counters of a new hybrid subfield, “Global Classics”. The aim of educating global citizens capable of tackling global issues is a common theme among twenty-first century universities. But what role can Classics play in this mission? What does it mean to study the ancient world “globally”, and how can the study of antiquity contribute to understanding — and perhaps even addressing — global issues? In this lecture, Dr. Bromberg argues that defining what “Classics” means in the age of globalization is not only an academic exercise, but a strategic undertaking. He examines and challenge prevailing methods for the global study of Classics and attempt to define those that are on the horizon. At the same time, he investigates the ethics and politics of applying Greek and Roman texts and ideas to contemporary global issues.

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Pitt German Club

Wednesday, October 2

12:30 pm Career Counselling/Information Session/Presentation/Workshop
Market Your International Experience in a Job Interview
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Less than 10% of US students study abroad, and even less intern abroad, so naturally international experience catches recruiters’ eyes. But they don’t want to only hear about your travels at the interview. They want to know about the skills you acquired while abroad. Learn how to professionally pitch your study abroad experience and to market those newly acquired skills.

2:30 pm Workshop
Nationality Rooms - Art Materials Workshop Series
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Michael Walter, Nationality Rooms Tour Coordinator and Quo Vadis Advisor, will present information about ancient drawing materials pertinent to manuscript illumination and panel painting. These materials are connected to several Nationality Rooms' decoration or displayed objects. Participants will also have hands-on time to use some of the materials!

5:00 pm Curriculum Development/Lecture/Teacher Training
Exploring the Asian Diaspora
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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K-16 educators are invited to join the Asian Studies Center for this free presentation and curriculum workshop on Thanhha Lai's "Inside Out & Back Again." Lai's award-winning book of poems chronicles the Vietnam War through the eyes of 10 year-old Ha, whose family flees Saigon for the promise of a better life in the United States. The hardships endured by Ha and her family during the war fade into the past as they struggle to adjust to a new way of life in America—one that is often at odds with the promise of their new country. Act 48 hours available.

6:00 pm Film
1989 Series: Goodbye Lenin Film Screening & Roundtable Discussion
Location:
Alumni Hall, Room 323
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Department of German
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Join us for a screening (with English subtitles)and discussion led by film expert Stephen Brockmann (Carnegie Mellon University). Goodbye, Lenin! (2003) was directed by Wolfgang Becker. In this comedy/drama, a dedicated young man, Alex (Daniel Brühl), recreates East Germany in their 77m2 apartment to protect his socialist mother Christiane (Katrin Sass) from the shock of the fall of the Berlin Wall! Can he pull off this elaborate scheme knowing that the slightest shock could prove fatal? Alex strives to keep the fall of the GDR a secret for as long as possible.

*This event counts for the UCIS1-credit pop-up course!

Thursday, October 3

12:00 pm Information Session
Pitt in London
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
1:00 pm Information Session
Wrongful Conviction, Healthcare in British Context and Travel Writing
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Students interested in any of these three summer study abroad programs in London can learn what to expect and application deadlines.

4:30 pm Reading Group
Global Issues Through Literature: The Village by the Sea
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Books, Act 48 credit, dinner, and parking are provided. Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y6rh9q2e

5:30 pm Information Session
CLAS Seminar and Field Trip Program
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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To learn more and application deadline here: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/seminar_fieldtrip

Locations for the sessions:

Oct. 3rd will be at 4217 Posvar Hall & Oct. 14th will be at 4130 Posvar Hall

For general questions: bravo@pitt.edu

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
9:00 pm Student Club Activity
Club Cúla Búla
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, October 4

10:30 am Reading Group
Emerging Latino Communities Reading and Publishing Group
Location:
1154 Public Health
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Center for Health Equity
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With the support of the Center for Latin American Studies, we will explore 1) the problems Latinos in small yet rapidly growing populations face, and 2) how to solve those problems. We read articles and offer feedback to those who are writing manuscripts. We hope to get new writing and research collaborations going!

Open to all interested: students, faculty, staff, and practitioners from Pitt and beyond. We will meet over coffee and light snacks in a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to get extra network time, we will be there 30 minutes before and after the meeting time.

1154 Public Health, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

For more information, see healthequity.pitt.edu or e-mail Chantel Durrant cjd13@pitt.edu.

Next dates:

Oct. 4
Nov. 8
Dec. 13

12:00 pm Information Session
Pitt in the Himalayas - Spring 2020
Location:
Anthropology Lounge – 3106 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office
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Come learn about the Pitt in the Himalayas study abroad program. We will cover location information, academics, housing, excursions, finances, application process, etc. and will answer any questions you might have about this fascinating program.

4:30 pm Workshop
Chinese | English Language Social Hour
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with English Language Institute
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Join us for an evening of language and cultural exchange between Pitt language learners and international students. Free Pizza and Drinks will be provided.