Week of October 4, 2020 in UCIS

Sunday, October 4

4:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt Daehwa - Korean Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Practice your Korean at Pitt Daehwa's weekly conversation hour!

Monday, October 5

11:00 am Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Latin American Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, programs, and more.

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays 11AM-12PM
Tuesdays 12-1PM
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98550944503

1:00 pm Information Session
Asian Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a representative from the Asian Studies Center to learn about their offerings, including the Asian Studies Certificate, events, and more.

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96441387574

1:00 pm Information Session
GBI/Pitt in Florence Info Session
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Interested in the Global Business Institute/Pitt in Florence study abroad programs? Attend an info session with a GBI Florence past participant.

Register on Handshake to receive the Zoom link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/582117

4:00 pm Information Session
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

Tuesday, October 6

10:00 am Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Black Lives Matter Italy and the Legacy of Italian Colonialism
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Department of French & Italian
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Fred Kudjo Kuwornu is an activist-producer-filmmaker born and raised in ltaly and based in Brooklyn. His mother is an ltalian Jew, and his father a Ghanaian surgeon who lived in ltaly since the early 60's. Fred Kuwornu holds a Bachelor's degree in Politica! Science and Mass Media.

After his experience working with the production crew of Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna, Fred decided to research the unknown story of the 92nd lnfantry "Buffalo Soldiers" Division, discovering and documenting the journey taken by the real 92nd lnfantry veterans, and the entire African American segregated combat unit, which fought in Europeduring WW Il. This research resulted in the award-winning documentary lnside Buffalo ("Best Documentary" at the Black Berlin lnternational Cinema Festival), which had screenings at the Pentagon and the Library of Congress, and received a letter of congratulations from President Barack Obama. In 2012, he released 18 IUS SOLI, which examines multiculturalism in ltaly but also specifically looks at questions of citizenship for the one million children of immigrants born and raised in ltaly but not yet ltalian citizens.ln 2016 he produced Blaxploitalian 100 Years of Blackness in ltalian Cinema. He is currently developing a concept platform "Blaq•IT" about Black ltalian History.

Sponsored by the Lucci-Cornetti Fund and the European Studies Center's Year of Creating Europe

Event Registration:
https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_efCP7UMnRm-GrQ1mVMzrcw

11:00 am Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Populism & Democratic Backsliding in Europe
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University
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In the EU, including in Central and Eastern Europe, populist parties of various stripes succeeded in riding a wave of anger over corruption, resentment at the outcome of the democratic transition, and anxiety about migration and the EU's principle of shared governance. Their leaders all have charismatic personalities who master the anti-establishment rhetoric to perfection and are often supported by Russia. This panel, with experts on the topic, offers a discussion of the seductive power of populism in European states and its impact on democracy in the region.

Panelists

Marcel Lewandowsky, DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor at the Center for European Studies University of Florida
Noemi Marin, Professor, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies Florida Atlantic University
Martin Palouš, Senior Fellow, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA),and Director of SIPA’s Václav Havel Center for Human Rights and Diplomacy initiative, FIU
Moderator:

Markus Thiel, Associate Professor, Dept. of Politics & International Relations, Director, Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, FIU

Event Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-populism-democratic-backsliding-in-...

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12:00 pm Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Latin American Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, programs, and more.

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays 11AM-12PM
Tuesdays 12-1PM
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98550944503

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Pandemics in Europe: Political and Social Responses Series - Crisis Signaling: How Italy's Coronavirus Lockdown affected incumbent Support in Other European Countries
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with University of Florida and Center for European Studies
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The COVID-19 pandemic is an unparalleled global crisis. Yet, despite the grave adversity faced by citizens, incumbents around the world experienced a boost in popularity during the onset of the outbreak. In this study, we examine how the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in one country has affected incumbent support in other countries. Specifically, we leverage the fact that the first country-wide lockdown on European soil, in Italy on March 9, 2020, happened during the fieldwork of online surveys conducted in four other European countries, France, Germany, Poland and Spain.

Event Registration:
https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j2Zc4nA3Srinq1a2QgTIUg

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1:00 pm Information Session
GBI/Pitt in London Info Session
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Interested in Global Business Institute/Pitt in London study abroad programs? Attend an info session with a GBI London past participant.

Register via Handshake to receive the Zoom link: https://pitt.joinhandshake.com/events/584906

1:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Multi Financial Framework and Next Generation EU: A Tale of Timing by Edit Herczog
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with University of Colorado-Boulder Colorado European Union Center for Excellence
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The multiannual financial framework (MFF) budget of the European Union; a proposal which drags on for two years without negotiations is recasted, and then gets consensus in five days in an institution of 27 members. The same proposal gets consensus in a few months, but then is stalled for more than a year, only for it to be recasted in another institution of 705 members.

The legislative procedure of the European Union is complex and for many looking from a distance, chaotic. It is particularly true in 2020, when the legislative and the financial cycles coincide and get entangled with the lengthy Brexit negotiations. If this was not enough, COVID- 19 made a disruptive change on both the political goals, the budget allocations, and the timeline of the negotiations at the finish line.

The lecture will be made of three parts:

Ready: What is the MFF and why it is different from any state budgets? What are the political motivations behind the numbers?
Set: What are the main changes? How does the future EU budget differ from the current one? What are the consequences of Brexit? What are the yet open questions?
Go: Will the new structure weaken democratic oversight? Will international participation be allowed in the EU programs.
Come here Edit Herczog who was a Member of European Parliament (MEP) from 2004- 2014 discuss these issues. Her own small consultancy is providing long term compass to generate competitive advantage based on excellence. Interested in the future and prosperity she mostly works on subjects of Data, Research, ICT and Energy, and the Budget as a main ingredient to them. This is the third MFF in which she is engaged.

Event Registration:
http://www.cvent.com/events/the-multi-financial-framework-and-next-gener...

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3:00 pm Seminar
AFRCNA 0300 Racialized Policing Pop-Up Course
Location:
Virtual, see website to enroll!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This course provides students with an opportunity to think about the most recent wave of brutal police violence in the United States in a global perspective. Expanding on our summer series, students will focus on topics such as racial capitalism, colonialism and settler colonialism, and transnational trends in militarized policing and police violence. Students who complete the course will appreciate how policing in the USA shapes and is shaped by global processes.

The pop-up course will kick off on September 15!

3:30 pm Lecture
Francisco Mejía Mejía: La autobiografía de un campesino costarricense
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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We'll discuss the book, Francisco Mejía Mejía: La autobiografía de un campesino costarricense, with its editors, Mitchell Seligson (former CLAS Director) and Susan Berk-Seligson (Vanderbilt University). Lara Putnam (Department of History) will moderate the discussion.

Registration is required for this event. Please register here - https://tinyurl.com/yxzbl5n2

4:00 pm Cultural Event
La Parlotte: French Conversation Time
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Practice your French with instructors and students in a casual environment! Tuesdays from 4-5PM ET on Zoom. Register to receive access: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpc-mtqTkiG9LWrvpHBRqIiStR58e6fWpH

7:00 pm Information Session
Global Studies Center Ecology and Sustainability Student Meet 'n Greet
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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A forum for existing, new, and interested GSC students to learn about new resources and programs, exchange information about classes, internships, student clubs, and give input on what you’d like to see from the Global Studies Center in the future. We will incorporate sessions with alumni to get their insights, representatives from student clubs, and faculty who teach courses for our certificates, among others.

Virtual sessions will focus on each of the Global Studies certificate concentrations, and students are welcome to join as many as they like.

Contact Elaine if you represent a student organization that would like to speak at one of these sessions or has any questions.

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt German Club: Tuesday Stammtisch
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Stammtisch is the German Club's weekly conversation table for speaks of all levels from absolute beginners to fluent speakers. Here we practice our language skills while also learning about German culture through fun games and activities!

Zoom Meeting ID: 988 3897 9763
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/98838979763

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
Chinese Language & Culture Club Meeting
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Join the Chinese Language & Culture Club for their bi-weekly meetings. The club celebrates the Chinese culture, language, festivals, and traditions. This semester, we’ll celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, watch Chinese TV shows, learn about Pitt Chinese Programs, and learn how to make hot pot! etc.

Wednesday, October 7

11:00 am Cultural Event
Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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Practice your Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at our weekly conversation hour!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92134427094

11:00 am Cultural Event
Bosian-Croatian-Serbian Conversation Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the weekly Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (BCS) language table with Dijana Mujkanovic on Wednesdays at 11 am.

Email Dijana for Zoom info: dim31@pitt.edu

12:30 pm Information Session
Pitt Global Hub Virtual Drop-In Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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The Pitt Global Hub is hosting virtual drop-in hours via Zoom every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30PM for students who wish to ask general questions regarding our international area studies and global studies certificates, study abroad, scholarships, clubs and language tables, and more.

Zoom link: http://pitt.zoom.us/j/96763408157

1:00 pm Information Session
Virtual GBI/Pitt in Programs
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Interested in virtual GBI/Pitt in _____ study abroad programs? Attend an info session with a past participant.

Register via Handshake to receive the Zoom link: https://pitt.joinhandshake.com/events/584912

2:00 pm Lecture
American Literary and Cultural Diplomacy during the Cold War: Kurt Vonnegut in the USSR
Location:
Youtube
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the Institute of Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, the Russian East European & Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University, the Center for Russian East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Michigan, the Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center at Indiana University, the Center for Russia East Europe and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at The University of Chicago and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at The Ohio State University
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Sarah Phillips, Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Russian and East European Studies Institute at Indiana University will be discussing American literary and cultural diplomacy during the Cold War with a focus on Kurt Vonnegut in the USSR.

Watch live via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM9CgNTgIB8&feature=youtu.be

This event is part of the Area Studies Lecture Series presented by the 2018-2021 U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center and Foreign Language and Area Studies grant recipients for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

4:00 pm Information Session
Global Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a representative from the Global Studies Center to learn about their certificate offerings, events and programming, and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95350117543

4:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: Regional Integration & Relations between the EU and Latin America under the impact of COVID-19
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
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4:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: The EU, US and Latin America
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with Virginia Tech Center for European Union and Transatlantic & Trans-European Space Studies
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Joaquín Roy, (Lic. Law, University of Barcelona, 1966; Ph.D, Georgetown University, 1973), is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of University of Miami European Union Center of Excellence. He has published over 200 academic articles and reviews, and he is the author or editor of 39 books. He has also published over 1,600 columns and essays. He was awarded the Encomienda of the Order of Merit by King Juan Carlos of Spain.

Event Link: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/96841224077?pwd=ejVpbzJFWFhIT0hkK3JVK1V2V...

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8:00 pm Film
Online: Dwelling in Travelling screening
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Screenshot:Asia, Jewish Studies Program and Jewish Studies Program at Carnegie Mellon University
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The story of the Baghdadi Jews of Calcutta takes a trajectory very different from those of persecution and victimization we all have grown up watching movies about. The Jewish community of Calcutta was small but influential and prosperous, “a diaspora of hope.” Today just a handful of those Jews are left.

Virtual screening of Dwelling in Travelling, a documentary on Jewish Life in Calcutta, with Q&A with the director, Sobha Das Mollick, and Jael Silliman, author of Jewish Portraits, Indian Frames.

Part of the SCREENSHOT:ASIA year-round programming.

Register here.

Thursday, October 8

11:30 am Information Session
Center for Latin American Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Latin American Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, programs, and more.

Virtual Office Hours:
Mondays 11AM-12PM
Tuesdays 12-1PM
Thursdays 11:30AM-12:30PM

12:00 pm Lecture
Pogroms and Race Riots: Racial Violence in Russia and America
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Corporation of New York
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A live interview with Steven Zipperstein (Stanford University) and Michael Pfeifer (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY)

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtf-Ghpz0rE9RknKohxpDkPQSYLw0a8JHu

4:00 pm Information Session
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies to learn about their certificate offerings, events, scholarships and more.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91198700639

4:00 pm Information Session
European Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Hub
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Speak with a student ambassador from the European Studies Center to learn about their four certificate offerings, events, scholarships, symposia and more.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86171673232?pwd=aThWaHhxeDFsTEdPeGZsdzZaS01EQT09
Password: 4Lkh8d

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Laber Rhabarber - The German Conversation Hour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Want to practice your German in a casual environment and get to know other students and faculty that share your love for this language? Then Laber Rhabarber is for you! All levels of German and all kinds of people are welcome!

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91424897554

4:00 pm Lecture
Online: East Asia and the Globalization of Public Health 1842-2010
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Taiwan Ministry of Education
7:00 pm Information Session
Cultural Dynamics Student Meet 'n Greet
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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A forum for existing, new, and interested GSC students to learn about new resources and programs, exchange information about classes, internships, student clubs, and give input on what you’d like to see from the Global Studies Center in the future. We will incorporate sessions with alumni to get their insights, representatives from student clubs, and faculty who teach courses for our certificates, among others.

Virtual sessions will focus on each of the Global Studies certificate concentrations, and students are welcome to join as many as they like.

Contact Elaine if you represent a student organization that would like to speak at one of these sessions or has any questions.

Friday, October 9

12:00 pm Reading Group
Will Austerity Persist? Challenging 50 Years of Elite-Centered Government
Location:
Join us on Zoom!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Sociology and The World History Center
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Shefner’s new book, Why Austerity Persists, traces the 45-year history of austerity policies and how they became the go-to policy for a host of economic problems in countries worldwide. This presentation considers critical questions such as: Why has austerity persisted as a policy, despite evidence that it often does not work? How have austerity policies evolved over recent decades, and who are the powerful people and institutions imposing them across the globe? Most importantly, what steps can be taken to challenge the powerful interests now calling for renewed austerity measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Join on Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92243690147

1:00 pm Information Session
GBI/Pitt in Sydney Info Session
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
See Details

Interested in the Global Business Institute/Pitt in Sydney study abroad program? Attend an info session and hear from a GBI Sydney past participant.

Register via Handshake to receive the Zoom Link: https://pitt.joinhandshake.com/events/584922

2:00 pm Workshop
Global Health Case Competition Workshop: Presentation on Public Health Determinants
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for Global Health and Graduate School of Public Health
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With the Center for Global Health and Graduate School of Public Health, GSC will host Pitt's first Global Health Case Competition. This competition simulates professional practice in developing strategies to address a hypothetical global health scenario. Interdisciplinary teams of graduate and undergraduate students will develop presentations that address the scenario in a holistic way. Each team will present its strategy to a panel of experts, with the top team receiving support to participate in the 2021 Emory University International Case Competition.

Students can register as individuals or as part of a team. Each team must included graduate and undergraduate students from multiple disciplinary backgrounds. Further information can be found on our website. Questions? Reach out to Elaine.

*Historical Context of Health Policies in Western Africa - Dr. Mari Webel, Assistant Professor of History
*Designing Equitable Public Health Care Responses in Low Resource Context - Dr. Abi Fapohunda, Epidemiologist & Health Educator + Instructor, Africana Studies

2:00 pm Information Session
"Horror Genre as Social Force" Student Information Session
Location:
Virtual
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Pitt Honors College
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"Horror Genre as Social Force" Information Session for students interested in learning more about the scholar community, co-sponsored with Pitt's University Honors College

https://pitt.zoom.us/s/96802462278

2:00 pm Panel Discussion
Engaging with Race and Racism in the Classroom
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago; Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Center for Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan; Center for Russian, University of Texas at Austin; Center for Slavic and East European Studies, Ohio State University; Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington; Institute of Slavic, University of California, Berkeley; Russian, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Russian and East European Institute and Bloomington
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Addressing the historic and ongoing manifestations of systemic racism has implications not only for what we teach in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies but also for how we teach our syllabi. Join us to explore the common challenges instructors encounter as well as the pedagogical principles and methods available for teaching about race and racial justice in our field.

OCTOBER 9
2-3:30 pm (ET) | 1-2:30 pm (CT) | 12-1:30 pm (MT) | 11am-12:30 pm (PT)

Moderator:
Joy Gleason Carew, University of Louisville

Speakers:
Raquel Greene, Grinnell College
Chelsi West Ohueri, University of Texas at Austin

REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/race-in-focus

This event is part of the series "Race in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies." This series is designed to elevate conversations about teaching on race and continued disparities in our field while also bringing research by scholars and/or on communities of color to the center stage.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Polish Conversation Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the Polish Conversation Table on Fridays from 2 - 3 pm with Jolanta Lion.

Email Jolanta Lion for Zoom info: jola@cmu.edu

3:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt German Club: Friday Stammtisch
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Stammtisch is the German Club's weekly conversation table for speaks of all levels from absolute beginners to fluent speakers. Here we practice our language skills while also learning about German culture through fun games and activities!

Zoom Meeting ID: 950 0542 1812
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95005421812

3:00 pm Information Session
Virtual Oktoberfest
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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A Trivia and Info Extravaganza! Join us for Oktoberfest-themed trivia while learning about the German Department and opportunities connected to German!

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the Russian conversation table & tutoring to improve your Russian, meet other Russian students, prepare for oral exams, and learn more about Russian culture.

Email Katya Kovaleva for Zoom info at Katya.Kovaleva@gmail.com

4:15 pm Colloquium
Panoramas Round Table: Using Hispanic Heritage Month as a Platform for Change
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Panoramas
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Join us on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 4:15pm EST to discuss our featured article: Op-Ed: Using Hispanic Heritage Month as a Platform for Change written by Panoramas Intern, Stephanie Jiménez. Link to the article here: https://www.panoramas.pitt.edu/opinion-and-interviews/op-ed-using-hispan...

As the University of Pittsburgh celebrates its third annual Hispanic Heritage Month, let's admire the achievements Latinx at Pitt has made with regards to raising awareness about Latinidad! However, it is easy to forget amidst the dance lessons, research symposiums, game nights, and panels that many members of the Latinx community are still left out by confusing nomenclature that ultimately erases the complexity of Latinidad. In universities, the opportunity gap and elitism continue to suppress access to equitable education and resources for Latinx students, faculty, and staff. Is HHM the platform under which Pitt can better serve its Latinx students?

Stephanie Jiménez is Mexican American and was raised in Pittsburgh. They are currently pursuing a BS in environmental science and a BA in music via the global and popular music track. They are also working towards certificates in geographical information systems, Latin American studies, and sustainability. They draw on their cultural background and disciplines to forge studies on the intersections between the environment and music. Through their teaching experience at the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center (Florida Recycled), Pitt’s Center for Creativity, and the Allegheny Land Trust, they have begun exploring how science and music are tools for advocacy work.

Registration is required: https://tinyurl.com/yyb3rf5a

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
Horror Genre as a Social Force
Location:
Zoom
Announced by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center on behalf of Pitt Honors College
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A UHC scholar community is a collaborative, interdisciplinary group of people who share interests in researching issues, imagining projects, resolving problems, and learning from each other’s experiences. The “Horror Genre as a Social Force” scholar community seeks to build on existing Pitt initiatives devoted to the scholarly study of horror in its social, historical, cultural, political, and artistic forms. Key partners include the Global Studies Center (home of the Global Horror Studies Archival and Research Network), the University Library System (home of the George A. Romero Collection and the Horror Studies Archive), the Department of English, the Film and Media Studies Program, and the George A. Romero Foundation.
At this session, we will have a chance to meet each other, discuss projects in progress, and imagine projects to come that connect to horror studies conceived as broadly and ambitiously as possible. Your curiosity is much more important than any expertise in horror!

Faculty and Staff Event Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/s/96802462278
There will be a separate information session for students earlier that same day: Friday, October 9th at 2:00pm. Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/96813508616

Saturday, October 10

1:00 pm Teacher Training--Area Studies
From Our Classroom To Yours: Picture This! Traveling Through Time with Japanese Art and Manga
Sponsored by:
National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and Japan Foundation
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A series of NCTA Master Teacher workshops on integrating East Asia into your classroom.
Join us for a teacher to teacher presentations that will cover content, strategies, implementation, and resources for bringing East Asia into your classroom this year.

Come follow the “Journey along the Tōkaidō,” a series of engaging K-12 lesson plans compiled by East Asian Studies faculty at The Ohio State University with support from the Japan Foundation. This robust online teaching resource emphasizes change over time while comparing global cultures through the lenses of art and manga from Early Modern and Modern Japan (ca. 1800s to 1930s). Webinar participants will discover new ways to engage students in this exploration of Japan’s most important trade route, the Eastern Sea Route (the Tōkaidō), which has connected Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka since ancient times.

While exploring the historical significance of the Tōkaidō, Dr. Ann Marie Davis (OSU) will discuss the “Tōkaidō Manga Scroll” (Tōkaidō gojūsantsugimanga emaki), created in 1921 by 18 members of the Tokyo Manga Association, vis-a-vis The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō, a famous series of woodblock prints by celebrated artist Andō Hiroshige (1797-1858).

Angie Stokes, junior high and high school art teacher, will take participants through several parts of the curriculum to share the ways in which she has used these close-looking activities in her own classroom as a means for engaging students of all abilities.