Week of October 27, 2019 in UCIS

Sunday, October 27

2:00 pm Festival
Celtic Culture Afternoon
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Annual festival put on by the Irish, Scottish, and Welsh Nationaltiy Rooms. Enjoy Celtic songs, dance, storytelling, and much more! Event is Free and open to the public. Refreshments available in the Cloisters.

Monday, October 28

(All day) Cultural Event
Center for Latin American Studies--Día de los Muertos y Día de los Santo Festivities!
Location:
GLOBAL HUB
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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COME AND HELP US SET UP AN ALTAR/OFRENDA AND LEARN ABOUT THIS HOLIDAYS!

“Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life.”

You can bring: A photo of a loved one, flowers—preferably marigolds, things that the person you are honoring enjoyed in life. No real candles, please.

and
All Saints Days in Guatemala

Around the world, people do things to remember their loved ones in different ways. It can be through celebrations and festivities or quiet prayer and mourning. In Guatemala, the most important holiday to pay respect to the deceased is on November 1, All Saints Day, or Día de Todos Santos. On this day, the country transforms into a lively exhibition of remembrance filled with flowers, artistic decorations, and food. Additionally, they have Kite Festival—Locals say that these huge kites are used as a way to connect with the deceased, and these kites take over the skies of Santiago Sacatepequez and Sumpango, where the largest kite festivals take place. They have other traditions such decoration the the tombs of their loved ones, as well as a ribbon race and a traditional meal. For more information on this event visit:
https://www.tripsavvy.com/all-saints-day-celebrations-november-1490539

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...

11:00 am Student Club Activity
Samovar Tea Sale &Trivia
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub along with Pitt Russian Club
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For just $1.00 a cup sip on tea prepared using a traditional Samovar and take a crack at some Russian Trivia.

2:00 pm Presentation
Vampirism and How to Use It
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
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The Slavic version of the vampire myth is especially rich and compelling. In this talk, Dr. J. D. Wright will explore the ways in which the Slavic world understood the vampire and also how the image or metaphor of vampirism has been put to use for a variety of different purposes, both political and personal.

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
7:00 pm Performance
Hungarian Folk Music Concert
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Hungarian Folk Music Concert featuring flutest Mark Fulet and pianist Helga Scheibert. Event is free with a $10 suggested donation for Hungarian Room Study Abroad Scholarship.

Monday, October 28 until Wednesday, October 30

(All day) Conference
Deconstruction & Reuse Conference
Location:
Phipps Conservatory & Gardens
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Build Reuse
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Tours! Workshops! Networking! The only national conference that focuses on how communities can create, support, and develop reuse economies. To register, visit www.buildreuse.org/conference

Tuesday, October 29

12:00 pm Lecture
Brown Bag Research Update
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Dr. Webel will discuss her findings from engaging with multidisciplinary participants about the past, present and future of "neglected tropical diseases" (NTDs) from her workshop Defining the Neglected Tropical Diseases: Research, Development, and Global Health Equity, 1970-present.

5:00 pm Information Session
Your Future in Asia: The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Are you graduating soon? Wondering what your next adventure could be? Learn about the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program. It is a great opportunity for college graduates to work in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) or Coordinators for International Relations (CIR).

6:00 pm Lecture
Conversations on 1619 Series "Convict Leasing"
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Africana Studies
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In 1619 a ship carrying 20-some enslaved Africans arrived in British North America. In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of that history-shaping event, the Department of Africana Studies and the Global Studies Center will host Conversations on 1619. Too many Americans are ignorant or ill-informed about the history of slavery and enslavement, and there are too few opportunities to have frank conversations about it. Events, aimed at Pitt undergrads but open to all members of the Pitt community, provide a space for informed, moderated discussion of topics related to slavery, whiteness, racism, and the making of our country.

9:00 pm Symposium
Global Citizens Lab
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Global Citizen Lab is a student organization aiming at bridging students from different cultural backgrounds, and bringing global, inclusive perspectives towards social and political issues through multifaceted observation and civic engagement.

We are also dedicated to maintaining an intellectual, inclusive platform for cultural exchange and social interactions among students of all backgrounds, connecting US students with international students via cultural exchange to create a more inclusive and open-minded campus.

Wednesday, October 30

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 talk about oil painting and pigments as it pertains to some decoration of Nationality Rooms. Discussion of oil painting in relation to other types of painting also seen in Nationality Rooms will be presented.

4:00 pm Lecture
Socialist Commission Shops and Used Clothing Retail
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with University of Ljubljana
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Based on Slovene/Yugoslav and Czechoslovak primary sources, Dr. Habinc will discuss socialist commission shops in comparison with other types of historically known second-hand retail channels. The lecture will examine the role such shops had in socialist consumption practices and in economies of shortage.

4:00 pm Lecture
Reconstructions, Utopia, Nation. Architecture as a Tool of Identity Constructions in Germany Since 1989
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Department of German
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How have German cities changed since the fall of the Berlin Wall? Why is Germany rebuilding its palaces? Join us for a discussion of these questions and more!

5:00 pm Film
Coco
Location:
GLOBAL HUB
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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“Coco” tells the story of Miguel Rivera, a 12-year-old Mexican boy who dreams of becoming a famous troubadour like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz — a guitar hero and movie star inspired by midcentury luminaries like Pedro Infante and Jorge Negrete. Miguel’s family sharply disapproves of music, leading to a fateful act of rebellion on the Day of the Dead.

6:00 pm Workshop
Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Location:
Hillman Library
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!

Thursday, October 31

12:00 pm Information Session
Healthcare-Related Study Abroad Programs
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Interested in the healthcare industry or majoring in any of the health sciences or on the pre-med track? Learn which study abroad programs are tailored specifically to fit into your requirements and provide industry insight in another country.

1:00 pm Information Session
Monsters, Madmen and the Modern City: Prague
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Learn about how this study abroad program in Prague is structured, application deadlines, and more. Perfect for spooky season!

4:00 pm Lecture
Confusion, Misunderstanding and Mutilated Testimony:
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law School, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
4:15 pm Lecture
Panoramas Round: Why is Judaism Revelant for Latin America Culture?
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panaramas
4:30 pm Workshop
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series: StrengthsFinder 2.0 Workshop
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
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Seeking a career that you will enjoy? Want to leverage your talents to land that future job in international affairs, government, nonprofit, or business? Attend the StrengthsFinder 2.0 Workshop. Designed by the nationally known Gallup Company to help people capitalize on their greatest talents in the workplace and on teams.

Sign up to secure one of the 20 spots available.

https://signup.com/go/JWFjSmV

Visit Elaine Linn in Global Studies (4100 Posvar Hall) to receive a free access code. Take the test, print your 5 top strengths, and bring to the workshop on Oct. 31st at 4:30pm to incorporate these talents into future internships and careers.

Angela Illig, M.S., N.C.C., Gallup Certified StrengthsFinder Facilitator, will be conducting the workshop.

Location:

Posvar Hall, Rm 4130

4:30-6pm

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, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center

4:30 pm Lecture
Debauchery and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century France
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of
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Eighteenth-century France was renowned for having a high society and a philosophical movement that celebrated the pursuit of pleasure. Underneath this surface hedonism, however, one finds ambivalence about the capacity of human beings to regulate their desires without the traditional constraints of scarcity and sin. Unlike the stable and rational category of happiness, pleasure threatened to derail liberal models of self and society. I argue that this anxiety about pleasure coalesced in the category of debauchery. I will explore the meaning and scope of debauchery through a combination of police archives, medical tracts, fairytales, and political pamphlets. This attention to debauchery explains the impact of pornography in discrediting the monarchy and the importance of moral discipline in the French Revolution.

5:00 pm Cultural Event
Dia de los Muertos Arts & Crafts
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Come and learn about Dia de los Muertos and Dia de los Santos celebrations and join us for arts and crafts!

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

Friday, November 1

1:00 pm Lecture
Let's Talk Africa Lecture Series: Ghana
Location:
The Global Hub, First Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
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Dr. Jennifer Petrie-Wyman is the Assistant Director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, and Adjunct Faculty at Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration. Join us for another session of "Let's Talk Africa Lecture Series" in The Global Hub, First Floor, Posvar Hall, and she presents "Defending Business Ethics: The Power of Ghanaian Women’s Leadership in Combating Corruption and Promoting Democratic Business." Dr. Petrie-Wyman's presentation describes the power of ethics in women’s business leadership in Ghana. While previous research concentrates on women as small business owners and the glass-ceiling challenges confronting women’s leadership development in Africa, Dr. Petrie-Wyman's research examines the important role of ethics in Ghanaian women’s leadership particularly in mid to senior level management and the ways in which the inclusion of ethics in women’s leadership combats corruption, reduces sexual discrimination, and promotes democratic workplaces. The next steps required to strengthen ethical business leadership in Ghana and Africa are also discussed. Dr. Petrie-Wyman has been conducting research on education and leadership in Ghana since 2010.

1:00 pm Film
Film Screening: Yi Yi
Location:
3911 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Yi Yi (一 一) is a 2000 Taiwanese film written and directed by Edward Yang. The film's theme centers around the emotional struggles of an engineer named NJ and three generations of his middle-class Taiwanese family in Taipei.
The title in Chinese means "one by one" (meaning "one after another"). When written in vertical alignment, the two strokes resemble the character for "two": (二). Yi Yi premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, where Yang won the Best Director Award. It is now generally regarded as one of the major films of the 21st century.
- Q and A with film scholar Chris Lupke.

2:00 pm Workshop
First Time Traveler
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office
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Will this be your first time traveling overseas? We’ve all been there, so we’ve put together a guide to help you get ready for your first trip abroad. From airports and baggage to money and cell phones, learn everything you need to know about traveling abroad.

3:00 pm Lecture
Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
3:00 pm Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 313
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...

Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3

5:00 pm Seminar
Global Health and Gender Equality- SDG 5
Location:
2400 Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Office of the Vice Provost Carnegie Mellon University
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With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.