Week of June 14, 2020 in UCIS

Sunday, June 14 until Saturday, June 20

(All day) Teacher Training--Area Studies
Postponed: Brussels Study Tour 2020
Brussels, Belgium
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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Postponed until 2021

Thursday, June 18

4:30 pm Cultural Event
Global Trivia II
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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We had so much fun the first time that we decided to hold another night of Global Trivia! Join the Pitt Global Hub and test your knowledge for the chance to win a special prize.

The trivia event will take place over Zoom on Thursday, June 18th from 4:30PM-5:30PM. You may register as a team or as an individual. Teams will be sorted into breakout rooms and individuals will get a chance to join a team at the start of the event if they wish.

Teams can have a maximum of 6 people and each team must select a Team Captain.

Registration REQUIRED: https://forms.gle/dik9saeuTGYPNfuN9
Registration will end on Thursday, May 18th at 12PM.

Further instructions will be sent via email the day of the event. Please make sure to have Zoom downloaded onto your device ahead of time!

6:00 pm Lecture/Performance
The Sound of (Japanese) Music: Taiko: Tradition as the Basis for Innovation
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania
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Taiko: Tradition as a Basis for Innovation

Thursday, June 18

6:00 - 7:30 p.m. ET (5:00-6:30 CT)

Dr. Benjamin Pachter, Executive Director, Japan-America Society of Central Ohio

Taiko can be found in a wide variety of performance venues in modern Japan, from the imperial court to regional festival processions to large concert halls. This presentation will explore the many ways in which taiko are used in Japan today, including the contemporary group performance style that has spread across the world since World War II and integrates a wide range of musical and visual influences.
Registration Required. Please Register Here: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ncta/sound-japanese-music-online-mini-course-e...

Part of the Series:

The Sound of (Japanese) Music: Online Mini Course for Educators

Co-sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh NCTA

Join us for “The Sound of (Japanese) Music,” a series of presentations and demos by four Japanese music ethnomusicologists. Designed to take you to a deeper level of understanding of traditional Japanese music, these presentations expand your knowledge of Japanese history and culture, including modern music innovations. You will learn about the evolving traditions of the koto, shakuhachi, shamisen and the recent development of taiko drumming. Some presentations will be recorded for your use later with your students. All sessions will be held through Zoom.

Friday, June 19

10:45 am Workshop
Online: How To Tai Chi
Zoom (online)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Reduce your stress, find more balance, join us for an online tai chi session with Dr. Margarita Delgado Creamer, Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh. To register, click here.