Week of January 17, 2021 in UCIS

Thursday, January 21 until Friday, January 22

7:30 am Conference
Pitt-Newcastle Place-Based Conference
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Newcastle University
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Join the University of Pittsburgh and Newcastle University for a virtual conference: The Role of Universities in Sustainable, Just and Inclusive Cities on January 21st and January 22nd , 2021.

Post-industrial cities are crucibles of reinvention and innovation. Those that have successfully navigated the sunsetting of industrial production have creatively reoriented to intellectual technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, and life science innovations. And yet, the challenges that followed industrial decline—loss of population, unemployment, and destructive urban redevelopment strategies—continue to reverberate.

As the founding members of the International Place-Based University Network, Newcastle University and the University of Pittsburgh are hosting this conference. The goal is to share best practices for community and civic engagement as well as to explore potential international collaborations for academically based community engagement.

To view the full schedule of events and to register, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/events/international-place-based-universit...

Thursday, January 21

7:00 pm Film
Edo Avant Garde
via Zoom online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with Screenshot:Asia
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Edo Avant-Garde reveals the untold story of the vital role Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603 – 1868) played in developing “modern art.” During the Edo era, Japan prospered in peaceful isolation from Western powers, while audacious artists innovated abstraction, minimalism, surrealism and the illusion of 3-D. Their originality is most striking in images of the natural world depicted with gold leaf on large-scale folding screens that anticipate 20th century installation art. In groundbreaking interviews with scholars and priests, the film traces the artists' original visions to their reverence for nature, inspired by Buddhism and Shinto animism.

Please register here, and then a link to the Vimeo livestream will be sent to the registrant's email account.

SCHEDULE: 7:00 Introduction by Linda Hoaglund, 7:15 Edo Avant Garde livestream begins, 8:45 Discussion with director Linda Hoaglund.

If you have any questions, please contact asia@pitt.edu

Friday, January 22

1:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Language Tutoring
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Russian tutoring available for students by appointment.

Book your appointment here: https://calendly.com/katya-kovaleva/russian-language-tutoring