Week of November 1, 2020 in UCIS

Thursday, October 29 until Tuesday, November 3

(All day) Cultural Event
Dia de los Muertos Altar at the Global Hub
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Global Hub, UCIS Engagement and International Week along with Mexico Lindo and La Palapa Mexican Restaurant
See Details

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Y DÍA DE LOS SANTOS FESTIVITIES!
Thursday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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

All Saints Day, 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. Locals also make and fly kites to connect with the deceased, and huge kites take over the skies of Santiago and Sumpango, (in Sacatepequez) where the largest kite festivals take place yearly. (https://www.tripsavvy.com/all-saints-day-celebrations-november-1490539)

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

October 29 to November 3, 2020—GLOBAL HUB (Posvar Hall)

Pitt Students are cordially invited to visit our ALTAR, and add items in remembrance of your loved ones. Please follow COVID-19 social distancing rules while visiting and placing items on the altar.

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Virtually Remembering Together/Recordando Juntos
Live Music with TRIO NOVA at LA PALAPA,Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar: https://www.facebook.com/LaPalapaPgh and CLAS FB: https://www.facebook.com/clas.pitt
Call (412) 586-7015 to reserve a table: 1st reservation at 4:30pm and 2nd reservation at 7:00pm

OFRENDAS with Lisa DiGioia –Nutini
Share ofrendas, your artwork, your music, your poetry. Share your feelings, your joys and your sorrows in a chat room. Let’s remember them together. In solidarity, in unity, and in hope.

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Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:00am

Virtual Lesson about el Día de los Muertos and the Day of the Saints with Lisa DiGioia-Nutini and Manuel Roman-Lacayo. Schools, families, students and the community are welcome!

Registration Required: https://tinyurl.com/y3dyw4jx

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:00-9:00 pm

Dia de los Muertos with DJ Gringa Morena with Lisa DiGioia-Nutini
Combining traditional dia de los Muertos music with liberal political protest music. visit: https://www.facebook.com/djGringaMorena
(Not suitable for children under 16)

For information about these events, email: clas@pitt.edu

Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies, the GLOBAL Hub, the UCIS Engagement Team & the International Week Committee at the University of Pittsburgh in association with La Palapa, Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar, and Mexico Lindo (Lisa DiGioia-Nutini).

Sunday, November 1

1:00 pm Festival
Slovak Heritage Festival
Location:
YouTube
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
See Details

Watch on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone
Facebook.com/SlovakHeritageFestival and Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SlovakHeritageFestival?fbclid=IwAR0SS-9Bu-zGZq...
-Musical and folk dance Performances
-Cooking and craft demonstrations
-Cultural & educational talks about all things Slovakia
Follow the Slovak Heritage Festival Facebook page for more upcoming information!

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
See Details

Practice your Korean at Pitt Daehwa's weekly conversation hour!

4:30 pm Cultural Event
Virtually Remembering Together//Recordando Juntos
Location:
La Palapa Mexican Restaurant
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Global Hub, UCIS Engagement and International Week along with Mexico Lindo and La Palapa Mexican Restaurant
See Details

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Y DÍA DE LOS SANTOS FESTIVITIES!
Thursday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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

All Saints Day, 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. Locals also make and fly kites to connect with the deceased, and huge kites take over the skies of Santiago and Sumpango, (in Sacatepequez) where the largest kite festivals take place yearly. (https://www.tripsavvy.com/all-saints-day-celebrations-november-1490539)

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

October 29 to November 3, 2020—GLOBAL HUB (Posvar Hall)

Pitt Students are cordially invited to visit our ALTAR, and add items in remembrance of your loved ones. Please follow COVID-19 social distancing rules while visiting and placing items on the altar.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Virtually Remembering Together/Recordando Juntos
Live Music with TRIO NOVA at LA PALAPA,Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar: https://www.facebook.com/LaPalapaPgh and CLAS FB: https://www.facebook.com/clas.pitt
Call (412) 586-7015 to reserve a table: 1st reservation at 4:30pm and 2nd reservation at 7:00pm

OFRENDAS with Lisa DiGioia –Nutini
Share ofrendas, your artwork, your music, your poetry. Share your feelings, your joys and your sorrows in a chat room. Let’s remember them together. In solidarity, in unity, and in hope.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:00am

Virtual Lesson about el Día de los Muertos and the Day of the Saints with Lisa DiGioia-Nutini and Manuel Roman-Lacayo. Schools, families, students and the community are welcome!

Registration Required: https://tinyurl.com/y3dyw4jx

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:00-9:00 pm

Dia de los Muertos with DJ Gringa Morena with Lisa DiGioia-Nutini
Combining traditional dia de los Muertos music with liberal political protest music. visit: https://www.facebook.com/djGringaMorena
(Not suitable for children under 16)

For information about these events, email: clas@pitt.edu

Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies, the GLOBAL Hub, the UCIS Engagement Team & the International Week Committee at the University of Pittsburgh in association with La Palapa, Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar, and Mexico Lindo (Lisa DiGioia-Nutini).

7:00 pm Information Session
CANCELED: Global Trivia Night – Elections Around the World
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and International Week
See Details

Join the Pitt Global Hub for another (virtual) Global Trivia night as part of International Week 2020! Form teams and test your knowledge on elections around the world. Teams can have up to 8 people.

Register your team by 5PMET on Friday, October 30th: https://forms.gle/khd1WnXVESa5834r8. Further instructions will be sent via email the day of the event.

8:00 pm Cultural Event
Global Candy Shop
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Office of Residence Life
See Details

Take your taste buds on a trip around the world and learn more about the ingredients, design, and creation of different international sweets.! From the comfort of your own room, learn more about the ingredients, design and creation of different sweets. At the end receive a custom treat bag delivered right to your room. For each tour item you collect, you will have the opportunity to receive a Study Abroad Scholarship. This event is open to first-year students, all students in Resident Halls.

• Hosted by the Office of Residence Life for resident students
• Access your VCEs to participate (FYI - Virtual Community Extensions)
• OCC credit is available
• Contact your RA or RD for more information

Event Aims:
• Residence Hall students will have the opportunity to engage in global and cultural awareness
• Residence Hall students will learn about food cultures around the world

Monday, November 2

(All day) Exhibit
International Photo Contest
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
See Details

Out of over 250 photos received from study abroad alumni this year, 25 photos in 5 categories have been selected by judges and put on display throughout the International Week. Click on the link below to see the selected photos and vote for your favorites. The winner of each category will be decided by your votes.

See the photos here: https://sway.office.com/G7OGEDGQPod2Ebsi?ref=Link

11:00 am Cultural Event
Virtual Lesson on Día de los Muertos and Día de los Santos
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Global Hub, UCIS Engagement and International Week along with Mexico Lindo and La Palapa Mexican Restaurant
See Details

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Y DÍA DE LOS SANTOS FESTIVITIES!
Thursday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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

All Saints Day, 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. Locals also make and fly kites to connect with the deceased, and huge kites take over the skies of Santiago and Sumpango, (in Sacatepequez) where the largest kite festivals take place yearly. (https://www.tripsavvy.com/all-saints-day-celebrations-november-1490539)

************

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

October 29 to November 3, 2020—GLOBAL HUB (Posvar Hall)

Pitt Students are cordially invited to visit our ALTAR, and add items in remembrance of your loved ones. Please follow COVID-19 social distancing rules while visiting and placing items on the altar.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Virtually Remembering Together/Recordando Juntos
Live Music with TRIO NOVA at LA PALAPA,Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar: https://www.facebook.com/LaPalapaPgh and CLAS FB: https://www.facebook.com/clas.pitt
Call (412) 586-7015 to reserve a table: 1st reservation at 4:30pm and 2nd reservation at 7:00pm

OFRENDAS with Lisa DiGioia –Nutini
Share ofrendas, your artwork, your music, your poetry. Share your feelings, your joys and your sorrows in a chat room. Let’s remember them together. In solidarity, in unity, and in hope.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:00am

Virtual Lesson about el Día de los Muertos and the Day of the Saints with Lisa DiGioia-Nutini and Manuel Roman-Lacayo. Schools, families, students and the community are welcome!

Registration Required: https://tinyurl.com/y3dyw4jx

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:00-9:00 pm

Dia de los Muertos with DJ Gringa Morena with Lisa DiGioia-Nutini
Combining traditional dia de los Muertos music with liberal political protest music. visit: https://www.facebook.com/djGringaMorena
(Not suitable for children under 16)

For information about these events, email: clas@pitt.edu

Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies, the GLOBAL Hub, the UCIS Engagement Team & the International Week Committee at the University of Pittsburgh in association with La Palapa, Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar, and Mexico Lindo (Lisa DiGioia-Nutini).

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
See Details

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 Panel Discussion/Workshop
Migration and Activism in Pittsburgh
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub along with HT94 PGH
See Details

Join Hostile Terrain 94 PGH and a local activist and organizer to learn about current migration issues in Pittsburgh and how to become engaged. Followed by filling toe-tags to commemorate migrant life.

Register here: https://forms.gle/g9xhrxcEJSshLpEd9

1:00 pm Information Session
Asian Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

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

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
See Details

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 Cultural Event
Commemorating Migrant Deaths: Legacies of Violence at the Border
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub along with HT94 PGH
See Details

Join the Hostile Terrain 94 Pittsburgh group and fill out toe tags to commemorate the migrants who have lost their lives on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Only one person may fill out a tag at a time and all social distancing and mask protocol must be followed.

4:30 pm Cultural Event
International Speed Friending
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
International Week along with English Language Institute
See Details

Join us for virtual International Speed Friending! Whether you’re an international student at Pitt looking to make American friends in Pittsburgh or a native speaker of English interested in meeting people from different cultures, this FREE event hosted by the English Language Institute is perfect for you!

If you’ve ever heard of “Speed Dating,” this is similar. The only difference is that the objective here is to make friends. There will be structured time for short one-on-one conversations, as well as time for mingling. Celebrate International Week at Pitt by bringing local to global and global to local for the start of new friendships. Prizes will be raffled off and OCC credit is available, too.

Advance registration is required. Participants must register and log in to Zoom using a valid pitt.edu email address: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_24vfoBLR7WFN5Vb

OCC credit is available for this event. For more information, please contact Rob Mucklo at rob.mucklo@pitt.edu.

6:00 pm Cultural Event
Dia de los Muertos with DJ Gringa Morena
Location:
Facebook Live
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Global Hub, UCIS Engagement and International Week along with Mexico Lindo and La Palapa Mexican Restaurant
See Details

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Y DÍA DE LOS SANTOS FESTIVITIES!
Thursday, October 29 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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

All Saints Day, 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. Locals also make and fly kites to connect with the deceased, and huge kites take over the skies of Santiago and Sumpango, (in Sacatepequez) where the largest kite festivals take place yearly. (https://www.tripsavvy.com/all-saints-day-celebrations-november-1490539)

************

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

October 29 to November 3, 2020—GLOBAL HUB (Posvar Hall)

Pitt Students are cordially invited to visit our ALTAR, and add items in remembrance of your loved ones. Please follow COVID-19 social distancing rules while visiting and placing items on the altar.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Virtually Remembering Together/Recordando Juntos
Live Music with TRIO NOVA at LA PALAPA,Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar: https://www.facebook.com/LaPalapaPgh and CLAS FB: https://www.facebook.com/clas.pitt
Call (412) 586-7015 to reserve a table: 1st reservation at 4:30pm and 2nd reservation at 7:00pm

OFRENDAS with Lisa DiGioia –Nutini
Share ofrendas, your artwork, your music, your poetry. Share your feelings, your joys and your sorrows in a chat room. Let’s remember them together. In solidarity, in unity, and in hope.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 11:00am

Virtual Lesson about el Día de los Muertos and the Day of the Saints with Lisa DiGioia-Nutini and Manuel Roman-Lacayo. Schools, families, students and the community are welcome!

Registration Required: https://tinyurl.com/y3dyw4jx

Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:00-9:00 pm

Dia de los Muertos with DJ Gringa Morena with Lisa DiGioia-Nutini
Combining traditional dia de los Muertos music with liberal political protest music. visit: https://www.facebook.com/djGringaMorena
(Not suitable for children under 16)

For information about these events, email: clas@pitt.edu

Sponsored by: The Center for Latin American Studies, the GLOBAL Hub, the UCIS Engagement Team & the International Week Committee at the University of Pittsburgh in association with La Palapa, Mexican Cuisine & Mezcal Bar, and Mexico Lindo (Lisa DiGioia-Nutini).

6:00 pm Reception
Plus3 Reunion
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
See Details

This special event will be an opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pitt’s Plus3 study abroad program and connect with past Plus3 participants, faculty, and in-country partners. We’ll meet as a larger group and then move to breakout sessions to share stories (and photos!), network, and celebrate this influential program.

All past Plus3 participants are encouraged to register and attend!

Registration link: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkcu6orzgsGdJ9lIgWCDrDVgAkHQKcAcR6

6:00 pm Performance
Brain Candy Podcast Live
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
International Week along with English Language Institute
See Details

Join us for a live interactive presentation of The Brain Candy Podcast, the 2019 “Society and Culture” winner of the Podcast Awards. A sugar rush for your intellectual side, the ladies from the Brain Candy Podcast, Susie Meister and Sarah Rice muse about their experiences with reality television, travel abroad, and everything in between – candy for your left brain AND your right brain. Their special guest will be Dr. Larry Brilliant, notable for his work in the 1970s with the World Health Organization to eradicate smallpox.

Though perhaps best known for her reality TV show stardom, Pitt alum and Pittsburgh native Susie Meister is well-versed in global and social issues. She has felt this firsthand while participating on the MTV television show Road Rules, where she spent months outside of her normal life and confined to adventures with strangers a Winnebago. She completed her PhD in Religious Studies at Pitt in 2014, and now works as a diversity trainer and activist against prejudice. She brings that expertise to her podcast with her co-host Sarah Rice, fellow reality star from MTV’s The Real World: Brooklyn and The Challenge, who now holds an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Join us for this very special podcast as Susie and Sarah explore themes ranging from bringing local to global, travel, social media, smallpox, pandemics, and everything in between.

Prizes will be raffled off and OCC credit is available for Pitt students. To be eligible for prizes, attendees must register for the event using their Pitt email address.

This event is free and open to the public; however, advanced registration is required. Click on this link to register: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-Q_B2qyvRXu5G3G4-xcvYQ

For more information, contact Rob Mucklo at rob.mucklo@pitt.edu.

8:00 pm Cultural Event
Global Candy Shop
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Office of Residence Life
See Details

Take your taste buds on a trip around the world and learn more about the ingredients, design, and creation of different international sweets.! From the comfort of your own room, learn more about the ingredients, design and creation of different sweets. At the end receive a custom treat bag delivered right to your room. For each tour item you collect, you will have the opportunity to receive a Study Abroad Scholarship. This event is open to first-year students, all students in Resident Halls.

• Hosted by the Office of Residence Life for resident students
• Access your VCEs to participate (FYI - Virtual Community Extensions)
• OCC credit is available
• Contact your RA or RD for more information

Event Aims:
• Residence Hall students will have the opportunity to engage in global and cultural awareness
• Residence Hall students will learn about food cultures around the world

Tuesday, November 3

(All day) Exhibit
International Photo Contest
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
See Details

Out of over 250 photos received from study abroad alumni this year, 25 photos in 5 categories have been selected by judges and put on display throughout the International Week. Click on the link below to see the selected photos and vote for your favorites. The winner of each category will be decided by your votes.

See the photos here: https://sway.office.com/G7OGEDGQPod2Ebsi?ref=Link

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
See Details

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

3:00 pm Seminar
AFRCNA 0300 Racialized Policing Pop-Up Course
Location:
Virtual, see website to enroll!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
See Details

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!

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
See Details

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 Student Club Activity
Pitt German Club: Tuesday Stammtisch
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
See Details

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
See Details

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, November 4

(All day) Exhibit
International Photo Contest
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
See Details

Out of over 250 photos received from study abroad alumni this year, 25 photos in 5 categories have been selected by judges and put on display throughout the International Week. Click on the link below to see the selected photos and vote for your favorites. The winner of each category will be decided by your votes.

See the photos here: https://sway.office.com/G7OGEDGQPod2Ebsi?ref=Link

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
See Details

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
See Details

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
See Details

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

4:00 pm Information Session
Global Studies Center - Virtual Office Hours
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub
See Details

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

7:00 pm Film
Online: Hirokazu Koreeda: Shoplifters
Location:
online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Film and Media Studies Program and Screenshot: Asia
See Details

Join us for our final film in our Hirokazu Koreeda virtual film series, "Shoplifters," with special lecture by Dr. Linda C. Ehrlich (author of "The Films of Koreeda Hirokazu: An Elemental Cinema"), and post-screening Q & A. To register, click here

7:00 pm Film
Watch Party Wednesday: Kung Fu Hustle
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week
See Details

When the hapless Sing and his dim-witted pal, Bone, try to scam the residents of Pig Sty Alley into thinking they're members of the dreaded Axe Gang, the real gangsters descend on this Shanghai slum to restore their fearsome reputation. What gang leader Brother Sum doesn't know is that three legendary retired kung fu masters live anonymously in this decrepit neighborhood and don't take kindly to interlopers.

Click on this link to watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47nS6Wo4yaw

Register to attend on November 4 at 7pm: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqde6opzMiHtDrsJyanNO10bc6n236LmJ5

8:00 pm Cultural Event
Global Candy Shop
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Office of Residence Life
See Details

Take your taste buds on a trip around the world and learn more about the ingredients, design, and creation of different international sweets.! From the comfort of your own room, learn more about the ingredients, design and creation of different sweets. At the end receive a custom treat bag delivered right to your room. For each tour item you collect, you will have the opportunity to receive a Study Abroad Scholarship. This event is open to first-year students, all students in Resident Halls.

• Hosted by the Office of Residence Life for resident students
• Access your VCEs to participate (FYI - Virtual Community Extensions)
• OCC credit is available
• Contact your RA or RD for more information

Event Aims:
• Residence Hall students will have the opportunity to engage in global and cultural awareness
• Residence Hall students will learn about food cultures around the world

Thursday, November 5

(All day) Exhibit
International Photo Contest
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
See Details

Out of over 250 photos received from study abroad alumni this year, 25 photos in 5 categories have been selected by judges and put on display throughout the International Week. Click on the link below to see the selected photos and vote for your favorites. The winner of each category will be decided by your votes.

See the photos here: https://sway.office.com/G7OGEDGQPod2Ebsi?ref=Link

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
See Details

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
The Wired Cold War
Location:
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Carnegie Corporation of New York
See Details

A live interview with Slava Gerovitch (MIT) and Ekaterina Babintseva (Harvey Mudd College)

Register: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlcOmhpzMvHNMye3R8gOyzU2zA2e7w731z

12:30 pm Information Session/Panel Discussion
Plus3 Panel Discussion
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
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Interested in learning more about Plus3 but don’t know where to start? This panel will informally discuss the academic, professional, cultural, and personal benefits of the program. We’ll also explore the challenges involved with traveling internationally as a large group and answer your questions about Plus3! Panel members will consist of former faculty, program assistants, and program managers for Plus3, and all first-year Business, Engineering, and Nursing students (along with anyone else interested in the program) should attend.

Registration link: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2YoElqD3RzuIGOZSFUXxAw

2:00 pm Lecture
Musical Revolution and the Other
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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Maria Sonevytsky is Assistant Profess of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. She will speak about state-sponsored musical evolutionism in the USSR and the conundrum of post-Soviet Crimean Tatar indigenous music.

Youtube access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZvb1NcNKjM&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
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

5:00 pm Lecture
Heroes and Toilers: Work and Life in Postwar North Korea, 1953-1961
Location:
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Join us for this lecture by Dr. Cheehyung Harrison Kim. Register

6:00 pm Film
CLAS Film Series Presents: Miriam Lies
Location:
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and International Week
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Miriam, a biracial teen in the Dominican Republic, prepares anxiously for a double quinceañera with her best friend, Jennifer. She has started talking to a new boy online, Jean-Louis, and while they've never met before, she plans to invite him to her quince. But Miriam panics when she discovers her new boyfriend is black. The film explores identity, racism, whitewashing, and teenage friendship and affection.

For more information and to see the trailer please visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/cinema

Registration opens on October 2, 2020. Registration closes on November 5, 2020 at 3 pm. Please visit this link to register: https://tinyurl.com/y3zqo4ne

You must be located within Pennsylvania to watch the film. The day of the film you will receive information about how to watch the film online as well as the link for a Zoom meeting to join the discussion after the film.

6:00 pm Career Counselling/Conference
International Student Career Conference
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week along with Career Center and CCLD
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As International students one of our most asked questions personally is now that I have graduated, what next? What do I do? Where should I go for work? How do I find a job? Talking to immigration lawyers, employers, international students who have done internship and many other resources at this Conference will help you clear out the answers about Visas, employment, and opportunities. Many international students from past years have told us they have, if not found answers, gained more confidence on their future from this event.

6:30 pm Exhibit/Workshop
Art, Identity, and Activism with Jasmine Cho: An Interactive Cookie Art Workshop
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Global Hub and International Week
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Join the Pitt Global Hub and Asian Studies Center for an interactive cookie art workshop with Jasmine Cho as she speaks on topics of identity and activism for International Week 2020.

This event is free and open to the Pitt community – families are encouraged! The first 25 registrants will receive a FREE cookie kit complete with two blank sugar cookies as well as all the tools you’ll need to decorate along with Jasmine. All registrants will receive an ingredient list and recipe ahead of time. Please note that if you will have minors under 18 years old in your household attending, a parent or legal guardian must accompany them on the call at all times.

Jasmine Cho is a Pittsburgh-based artist, author, and cookie activist most known for using portrait cookies to elevate representation for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. She is also a Food Network Champion (“Christmas Cookie Challenge” Season 3, Episode 8) and the Founder of Yummyholic. Her cookie activism has been featured internationally on various media outlets that include NPR, HuffPost, CBS This Morning, and The Korea Daily. In 2019, Jasmine gave a TEDx talk on her work that immediately went viral and has since reached over 47K views. Jasmine has received numerous accolades including CREATOR of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Small Business Community Champion Award by Citizens Bank, and was also awarded a Mayor’s Proclamation declaring Jan. 28th, 2020 as “Jasmine Cho Day” by the City of Pittsburgh. Expanding to traditional fine art while pursuing art therapy studies, Jasmine wrote, illustrated, and published her first children’s book, Role Models Who Look Like Me: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Made History. You can see more of her work at jasminemcho.com.

Registration Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcuqurz8vHNyenK_hz-lH9j9PCGK6jok8

7:00 pm Panel Discussion
PUSHing the Human Right to Housing, Panel 2
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Sociology, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Carnegie Mellon University International Film Festival, US Human Rights Cities Alliance, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance and University Human Rights Working Group and Student Task Force
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The conversation continues with Leilani Farha and housing rights advocates from Pittsburgh and Philadelphia who will explore the current housing challenges in our cities and how we can build a more powerful movement to protect human rights and dignity for everyone in our communities. How can we push our political leaders to #Maketheshift and treat housing as a human right, not a commodity?

8:00 pm Cultural Event
Global Candy Shop
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Office of Residence Life
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Take your taste buds on a trip around the world and learn more about the ingredients, design, and creation of different international sweets.! From the comfort of your own room, learn more about the ingredients, design and creation of different sweets. At the end receive a custom treat bag delivered right to your room. For each tour item you collect, you will have the opportunity to receive a Study Abroad Scholarship. This event is open to first-year students, all students in Resident Halls.

• Hosted by the Office of Residence Life for resident students
• Access your VCEs to participate (FYI - Virtual Community Extensions)
• OCC credit is available
• Contact your RA or RD for more information

Event Aims:
• Residence Hall students will have the opportunity to engage in global and cultural awareness
• Residence Hall students will learn about food cultures around the world

8:00 pm Information Session
Remote Pitt in the Himalayas - Spring 2021
Location:
Registration Link
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Experiences Office
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Join us for an information session to learn more about the Remote Pitt in the Himalayas program - Spring 2021. We will talk about the program in detail and take any questions.

To learn more about the program: https://abroad.pitt.edu/remotehimalayas

To register for the info session: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvf-qrrDoiHdOUW8dl-svj8vNoA89Hlq3N

8:00 pm Cultural Event
K-Pop/FRESA Virtual Showcase
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week
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The Asian Studies Center is partnering with Pitt student group, FRESA (Fresh Entertainment by Student Artists), for a virtual evening of music, film, and dance, centered around South Korean K-Pop.

Here is the registration link for the event: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApc-ypqD8tGdSomVyLyL-NzsG6Qn7yg5i4

Friday, November 6

(All day) Exhibit
International Photo Contest
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
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Out of over 250 photos received from study abroad alumni this year, 25 photos in 5 categories have been selected by judges and put on display throughout the International Week. Click on the link below to see the selected photos and vote for your favorites. The winner of each category will be decided by your votes.

See the photos here: https://sway.office.com/G7OGEDGQPod2Ebsi?ref=Link

9:00 am Career Counselling
International Student Career Conference
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week along with CCLD and Career Center
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As International students one of our most asked questions personally is now that I have graduated, what next? What do I do? Where should I go for work? How do I find a job? Talking to immigration lawyers, employers, international students who have done internship and many other resources at this Conference will help you clear out the answers about Visas, employment, and opportunities. Many international students from past years have told us they have, if not found answers, gained more confidence on their future from this event.

10:30 am Symposium
Global Competence Certificate Celebration & Networking Event
Sponsored by:
Director's Office and International Week
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Since the 2018 debut of the Global Competence Certificate Program (a series of the Faculty & Staff Development Program at Pitt), two cohorts of faculty/staff participants have earned this distinction. This event will celebrate and recognize their achievements and provide an interactive overview for those interested in developing their global mindset by participating in upcoming sessions. An informal Pitt Global networking event for faculty and staff will follow.

Any faculty or staff interested in attending should email Ian McLaughlin to request the Zoom registration link at: globalsupport@pitt.edu

1:00 pm Career Counselling
Global Company Tour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week along with Career Center
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Join the Study Abroad Office and the Career Center for a Global Company Tour. You will have the opportunity to meet with four recruiters from companies and organizations that have an international presence. There will be four 45-minute information sessions with a Q&A at the end of each.

The companies are:
- Bayer - https://www.bayer.us/
- Covestro - https://www.covestro.us/en
- SAP - https://www.sap.com/index.html
- PAE - https://www.pae.com/

Registration link:https://pitt.joinhandshake.com/events/590872

1:00 pm Symposium
OIS Symposium
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week
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The Symposium is open to all department administrators, faculty, and staff who work with OIS. This year’s Symposium will cover topics including: current U.S. immigration climate, students and scholars working abroad, permanent residency options, and more.

This event is only for international students.

To register, visit: https://www.ois.pitt.edu/events

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 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: The Venezuelan Migrant and Refugee Crisis: Bringing Attention to the Displaced
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and International Week
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Join us on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4:15 pm EST to discuss our featured article: The Venezuelan Migrant and Refugee Crisis: Bringing Attention to the Displaced, written by Panoramas Intern, Isabel Morales. To read the article, please visit: panoramas.pitt.edu

Around 4.2 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela have left their country seeking asylum. They are fleeing from a crisis characterized by violence, human rights violations, corruption, hyperinflation, and poverty. Unlike other refugee crises, the one in Venezuela is not due to conventional war or conflict, yet the conditions people face are not too different from those in an active war zone. Despite the massive scale of displacement, the humanitarian crisis remains highly underfunded, and the international community is not giving it the attention it needs to ensure the protection and security of these refugees.

Isabel Morales is an international student from Colombia at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently a sophomore majoring in Economics with a minor in French and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. Through her experiences living in Colombia, the United States, and Israel, along with the opportunities offered by the university, she has become greatly interested in Latin American affairs and its role in the study of development economics. As a Panoramas intern, Isabel hopes to promote the region and continue exploring areas of interest such as politics, development, and human rights.

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/yxhqt2bj

6:00 pm Lecture
Who are the Uyghurs?
Location:
https://cerisnet.secure.pitt.edu/resource/faculty-readers-forum
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
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The plight of the Uyghurs is arguably the single biggest human rights violation in the world today. Assistant Professor of History James Pickett, University of Pittsburgh will facilitate a discussion using articles and chapters of books to shed light on the historical context and current conditions facing the Uyghurs of China.

After registering participants will receive a reading packet and a zoom meeting link.

Please register at https://cerisnet.secure.pitt.edu/resource/faculty-readers-forum

8:00 pm Cultural Event
Global Candy Shop
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Office of Residence Life
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Take your taste buds on a trip around the world and learn more about the ingredients, design, and creation of different international sweets.! From the comfort of your own room, learn more about the ingredients, design and creation of different sweets. At the end receive a custom treat bag delivered right to your room. For each tour item you collect, you will have the opportunity to receive a Study Abroad Scholarship. This event is open to first-year students, all students in Resident Halls.

• Hosted by the Office of Residence Life for resident students
• Access your VCEs to participate (FYI - Virtual Community Extensions)
• OCC credit is available
• Contact your RA or RD for more information

Event Aims:
• Residence Hall students will have the opportunity to engage in global and cultural awareness
• Residence Hall students will learn about food cultures around the world

Friday, November 6 until Sunday, November 8

(All day) Seminar
Global Health and Climate Change Mini-Course
Location:
Virtual, see website to enroll!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University
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This course uses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to highlight the multi-faceted field of global health. The SDGs address everything from gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. In examining how health intersects with these goals, this course draws on the expertise of Pitt and CMU as well as health and sustainability practitioners. Students who complete the course will understand how climate and sustainability contribute to good health and well-being from an truly interdisciplinary perspective.