Week of July 19, 2020 in UCIS

Monday, July 20

11:00 am Workshop
Summer Online Russian Language Sustainment for High School Students
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies is enabling high school students with Novice-Low through Novice-Mid proficiency level in Russian to join the 2020 Summer Online Language Sustainment Program. Participants include students from Russian language programs offered at Brashear High School, Hollidaysburg High School, Penn Traffor High School, and Pritzker College Preparatory High School.

Wednesday, July 1
Знакомство: где живём, учимся, наша семья

Monday, July 6
Наши хобби и интересы: что любим, чем интересуемся

Wednesday, July 8
Наше расписание: что и когда делаем

Monday, July 13
Наш дом: какой дом, на каком этаже, сколько комнат в доме, что делаем

Wednesday, July 15
Одеваемся по погоде: погода на улице, времена года, какую одежду носим

Monday, July 20
Какую еду мы любим: покупаем продукты, готовим и едим в ресторане

Wednesday, July 22
Наше здоровье: что болит, как себя чувствуем, какие симптомы, как лечимся

Monday, July 27
Гуляем по городу: где что находится, как туда добраться, какие виды транспорта в городе

Wednesday, July 29
Хотим путешествовать: где мы отдыхаем, на чём мы ездим, где мы останавливаемся на каникулах

3:00 pm Lecture
Charlemos Series: How Political Science Explains Countries’ Reactions to COVID-19
Location:
https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__3_sU9xHTDy-Jy0Lyxwgyg
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Political Institutions and Processes Section of the Latin American Studies Association
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Charlemos is a new initiative that creates space for political scientists and other academics to discuss the critical social and political challenges facing Latin America today--including democratic backsliding, economic inequality, racial injustice, gender inequities, and a host of other issues--via a virtual platform.

The second lecture in the Charlemos Series will be hosted by Andres Mejia. Agustina Giraudy, Sara Niedzwiecki, and Jennifer Pribble will discuss their article, "How Political Science Explains Countries’ Reactions to COVID-19" published in America's Quarterly (April 30, 2020).

Registration is required for this webinar.

For more information, please visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/content/charlemos

Wednesday, July 22

11:00 am Workshop
Summer Online Russian Language Sustainment for High School Students
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
See Details

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies is enabling high school students with Novice-Low through Novice-Mid proficiency level in Russian to join the 2020 Summer Online Language Sustainment Program. Participants include students from Russian language programs offered at Brashear High School, Hollidaysburg High School, Penn Traffor High School, and Pritzker College Preparatory High School.

Wednesday, July 1
Знакомство: где живём, учимся, наша семья

Monday, July 6
Наши хобби и интересы: что любим, чем интересуемся

Wednesday, July 8
Наше расписание: что и когда делаем

Monday, July 13
Наш дом: какой дом, на каком этаже, сколько комнат в доме, что делаем

Wednesday, July 15
Одеваемся по погоде: погода на улице, времена года, какую одежду носим

Monday, July 20
Какую еду мы любим: покупаем продукты, готовим и едим в ресторане

Wednesday, July 22
Наше здоровье: что болит, как себя чувствуем, какие симптомы, как лечимся

Monday, July 27
Гуляем по городу: где что находится, как туда добраться, какие виды транспорта в городе

Wednesday, July 29
Хотим путешествовать: где мы отдыхаем, на чём мы ездим, где мы останавливаемся на каникулах

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Racialized Police Violence in Global Perspective: Discussion on Transnationalism
Location:
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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Together with our friends at the Pitt Global Hub, we are excited to bring students, faculty and staff a virtual discussion every Wednesday in July that will give participants an opportunity to think about the most recent wave of brutal police violence in the U.S. through a global lens.

The goal is to have participants be able to explain how racialized and militarized policing in the USA shape and are shaped by historical and contemporary global connections and processes. Participants will do up to an hour of reading, viewing, or listening in advance of each conversation; there will be no structured presentations.

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqfu2uqz0tGNNb9veQTWM54siML-A185...

4:00 pm Film
Summer Screenshots: Hot Nights and Cold War
Location:
Zoom (online)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Screenshot:Asia
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SCREENSHOT: ASIA and the Asian Studies Center present Hot Nights/Cold War, a primer on teaching the Cold War using film. We'll be examining films from Cambodia, North Korea, and Vietnam and discussing how to integrate film into the classroom. The event also includes a take-home PowerPoint curriculum component. Act 48 hours available for educators upon request.

Our July Summer Screenshot, "Songs from the North," was created by South Korean-born director Soon-Mi Yoo. The film’s footage is the result of the three separate visits that Soon made to North Korea under the strict supervision of state-supplied guides. To register, click here.

Friday, July 24

10:45 am Sporting Event
Online: How To Tai Chi
Location:
via Zoom
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.

12:00 pm Panel Discussion
Let's Talk Africa Covid 19: Impact on Education
Location:
Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/s/91412982142
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program and Global Hub
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This panel will explore the impact of COVID-19 on children and education. UNESCO estimates that over 262.5 million children from pre-primary and secondary school are currently out of school because of COVID-19 closures, which translates to approximately 21.5% of the total population in Africa. For many poor and vulnerable children in Africa, schools are not only a place for learning but also a safe space from violence and exploitation. It is also where they have a nutritious meal (sometimes the only meal for the day). If schools only reopen when normalcy returns, which is estimated to be in 2021 at the earliest, an inclusive learning approach that leaves no child behind, especially in Africa, is essential.

Join us for this timely panel discussion and learn from and share with educators from Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania. Kwasi Gyasi-Gyamerah, Silver Oonyu,ZablonMgonja, and Zoubir Benleulmi will be our panelists. What can be done to ensure that education and learning continues for all?

RSVP here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSj3ybhg0dTo1h2hHPDfd4DBDhKApo...

Join us via Zoom! https//pitt.zoom.us/91412982142

8:00 pm Film
Online: Lucky Grandma
Location:
via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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An outrageous comedy that brings New York’s ChineseAmerican underworld to the (virtual) big screen. The eponymous Grandma (played by veteran actressTsai Chin) tries her hand at blackjack and runs afoul of Chinatown gangs. Part buddy comedy, part heist film, Lucky Grandma is anchored by Chin’s excellent performance, which the New York Times calls
“effortlessly funny.”