Week of April 19, 2020 in UCIS

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.

Friday, March 27 until Sunday, May 31

5:00 pm Seminar
Transforming Cities: Smart Cities and Technology
Location:
Online-Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University Office of the Provost for Education
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Due to economic development and globalization, cities continue to grow with predictions that 70 of the
world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. This course, then, will view cities as hubs
where patterns, connections, discussions, and the processes shape such issues as social justice, economic
development, technology, migration, the environment among others. By examining cities as a lens, this
sequence of weekend courses encourages students to examine cities as a system for discussing social
processes being built and rebuilt. With an interdisciplinary focus, the course invites experts from the
University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and relevant fields more broadly.
This iteration of the course will explore such topics as: the influence of multinational corporations on
cities; the rise of privacy issues in relation to adoption of technology within cities and homes; the
replacement of human labor and access to employment; the role of technology on urban planning,
among others.
One-credit for PITT students / 3 units

Monday, April 20

12:45 pm Cultural Event
Online: Russian Tutoring & Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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This language table has been moved online. Please contact Katya via Skype @katya.kovaleva1 during the usual meeting time of Monday's from 12:45PM-2:45PM OR email Katya directly (katya.kovaleva@gmail.com)

Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.

3:00 pm Lecture
On the Essential Partnership between the European Union and the United States
Location:
Remote (Zoom Meeting)
Announced by:
Director's Office on behalf of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign European Union Center
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Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2014 to 2017, will speak about his new book, Stars with Stripes: The Essential Partnership between the European Union and the United States, with Emanuel Rota, director of the EU Center, during this virtual event on Monday, April 20, 3-4 pm CDT. Gardner was previously the Director for European Affairs in the National Security Council in 1994-95, and his book provides an insider look at how the U.S. and EU have worked together to address economic, political, and security challenges. There will be an opportunity for audience Q&A.

Zoom link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/174168148?pwd=MnluMi9zenNKUFpibUJJbTVDVjZVdz09

Meeting ID: 174-168-148

Password: EUCENTER

Tuesday, April 21

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Please note this language table has been canceled. Please contact upittgerman@gmail.com with any questions.

Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of German conversation practice and cultural activities.

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: Arabic Language & Culture Club
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Gabrielle Hobbib (gch14@pitt.edu) with any questions.

The Arabic Language & Culture Club provides an opportunity for students of Arabic language classes to come together once a week and practice speaking the language with each other as well as touch on cultural aspects of the Arab world.

Wednesday, April 22

7:00 pm Film
Online: Netflix and Ramen Part III
Location:
Netflix Party (via Zoom online)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Meet on Zoom

Tired of finals? Need to relax? Join us for Part III of our Netflix and Ramen. We are having a virtual screening of Kung Fu Panda 2. Grab some ramen (or other noodles) and slurp and laugh with us on Netflix Party!

Take this invite to Forbes Street Market to get FREE instant noodles while supplies last.

You will need to have both Netflix and have downloaded the Netflix Party Chrome extension to join.

Questions? Please email asia@pitt.edu.

Thursday, April 23

3:00 pm Panel Discussion
Virtual Round Table: Latin American and Caribbean Countries Risks in Times of Pandemic
Location:
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92359840293
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas
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Panoramas Round Table led by Marilu Nuñez Palomino

Via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92359840293

In this round table, we will discuss potential domestic and international economic policies that affect Latin American and Caribbean countries to respond efficiently to a pandemic like Covid-19.

4:30 pm Reading Group
Online Session: Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
5:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: Cafe Ivrit
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Panthers 4 Israel
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Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Emily Fogel (ehf11@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Hebrew at our weekly language table!

Friday, April 24

10:45 am Workshop
Online: Tai Chi
Location:
Zoom (online)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Join our Tai Chi session with Dr. Margarita Delgado Creamer, Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and Tai Chi instructor. Register here.

2:00 pm Information Session
Class Info Session: HIST1691 - Latino History
Location:
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/94986012959
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of History
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This course is a survey of the history of peoples of Latin American and Hispanic-Caribbean descent in the United States from the sixteenth century to the present. 

We will learn from the distinct ethnic, racial, and cultural forms that Latinos either preserved from their homelands or produced in the US mainland. We will analyze the varied experiences of Latinos and Latin American immigrants as they transition to and become part of everyday life in the United States.

All of this will be done with a wide array of audiovisual sources like graphic novels, music and film!

This course counts for general education credit and does not require previous knowledge. Please direct questions to the instructor at asj42@pitt.edu

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Online: ADDverse Poetry Collective Meeting
Location:
Zoom Meeting
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Africana Studies
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Please note this meeting is now happening online. Contact Luana Reis (lreis@pitt.edu) for more information.

6:30 pm Cultural Event
Virtual Fireside Chat with Elizabeth Myers on Irish History
Location:
Virtual on Teams 365
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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- ChromeCast candid photos of the National Museum of Ireland's, "The 1916 Rising: Proclaiming a Republic: Ireland, 1916 and the National Collection" on the TV screen over the fireplace.

- "show & tell" of the exhibit's official book of the National Collection, written by Darragh Gannon

Talk a little bit about what it's like to visit Dublin & the Republic of Ireland's National Museums

Provide visual aid with links to Museum, author, Ireland Tourism