Week of May 2, 2021 in UCIS

Sunday, May 2

2:00 pm Award Ceremony
CLAS Virtual Graduation
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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You are cordially invited to the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Latin American Studies Virtual Graduation on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Join us as we celebrate the academic achievements of the Class of 2021!

Wednesday, May 5

1:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
JMintheUS: Re-inventing the Transatlantic Relationship for the 21st Century
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with University of Colorado-Boulder Colorado European Union Center for Excellence
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After the difficulties of the last four years, the arrival of President Biden in the White House offers new hope for transatlantic relations. He and his very impressive team have always been committed Atlanticists. This presents a unique opportunity to redefine the relationship and, above all, to reshape it in a way which provides bulwarks against future shocks. But the challenges are considerable. On both sides of the Atlantic, domestic issues are to the fore: the pandemic, economic recovery and the need to build greater social consensus. And the US and the EU do not always share either a common analysis of global trends such as the rise of China or a common prognosis of how to respond. So, what will this new relationship look like, what will be its principal components and what are the chances of success?
This event is co-sponsored by the Santa Fe World Affairs Forum and the German American Chambers of Commerce-CO. We hope that you will join us. The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you prior to the event after you register.

1pm EST.

#JMintheUS

6:00 pm Lecture
Women in Cuba
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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The Women's International Club is proud to present an enlightening discussion by Lourdes Margarita Tabares Neira, Professor Emeritus of Havana University on May 5, 2021 at 6pm.

Friday, May 7

11:00 am Film
Russian Film Symposium 2021: Spice Boyz
Location:
Eventive/Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences, The Humanities Center, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Film and Media Studies Program, Graduate Program for Cultural Studies and The Pittsburgh Foundation
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This panel will include a screening and discussion of Spice Boyz (Спайс бойз, 2019), a provocative Belarusian grotesque that features a bachelor party turned into horror when the groom and his friends use drugs and become violent. The film bears a complex relation to reality since the story is based on a true tragic event that happened in 2014 in Gomel and involved a person with a disability. Spice Boyz’s eccentric tone and disturbing images may pose a challenge to some viewers.
This screening will be available worldwide during the duration of the panel.
Curator and Host: Denis Saltykov, Ph.D. Candidate
Film and Media Studies Program
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Pittsburgh

Introducer: Jeffrey Sconce, Professor
Screen Cultures Program
Department of Radio, Television, and Film
Northwestern University

Respondent: Adam Lowenstein, Professor
Film and Media Studies Program
Department of English
University of Pittsburgh

Please register for the screening here: https://watch.eventive.org/rfs/play/6074a3a0ddc59900cb3b42ef
Register for the introduction and discussion here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__mMTRvcPT_-0tbXjkLjPsw

Saturday, May 8

11:00 am Film
Russian Film Symposium 2021: Kostas Marsaan’s Ich-chi
Location:
Eventive/Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with the Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences, The Humanities Center, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, Film and Media Studies Program, Graduate Program for Cultural Studies and The Pittsburgh Foundation
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This panel will include a screening and discussion of Ich-chi (2021), a hypnotic ethnic horror film from the Republic of Sakha, the largest Russian region with the only full-fledged film industry outside Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. Filmed in half Sakha and half Russian, Ich-chi tells a story about the local spirit, collective memory, and national imagination. Ich-chi is the first Sakha film that has got international distribution.
This screening will be geographically restricted to the United States only.

Curator and Host: Eva Ivanilova, Ph.D. Candidate
Film and Media Studies Program
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of Pittsburgh

Introducers: Kostas Marsan, Director, Ich-chi
Marianna Siegen, Producer, Ich-chi
Founder and CEO, Art Doydu Film Company

Respondent: Neepa Majumdar, Associate Professor
Film and Media Studies Program
Department of English
University of Pittsburgh

Please register for the film screening here: https://watch.eventive.org/rfs/play/6074a3a0ddc59900cb3b42ef
Register for the introduction and discussion here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T6mvBVYnRAiQoBAXYBtxnw