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!
Week of September 29, 2019 in UCIS
Sunday, September 29
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
Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.
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
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.
Wednesday, October 2
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.
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!
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.
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
Students interested in any of these three summer study abroad programs in London can learn what to expect and application deadlines.
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
Friday, October 4
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Join us for an evening of language and cultural exchange between Pitt language learners and international students. Free Pizza and Drinks will be provided.