Week of May 30, 2021 in UCIS

Wednesday, June 2 until Friday, June 4

10:30 am Conference
Summer Institute for East Asian Studies
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Media in all of its various manifestations—old and new, print and virtual, film and video, analog and digital, recorded and streamed, journalistic, artistic, “Youkued” “Weiboed” and “WeChatified”—defines the cutting edge of new and emergent cultural forms in Asia. There is no better time to investigate the modalities of media and mediation in contemporary academia, when the pandemic restricts many physical activities and population flows.  Join the Asian Studies Center for this three-day institute that will explore the way in which histories of different periods, encompassing different regions, can be understood in relation to emergent forms of media and mediated knowledge.  Register here

Friday, June 4

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
What's in a Name: Breaking the Bias
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center, Global Hub, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, Office of International Services, Global Experiences Office and UCIS Engagement
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Names carry a lot of weight, including people's opinion of you before having the chance to meet you. We will explore unconscious bias and its impacts on different aspects of life ranging from social, professional, and academic spaces.

Zoom link: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/92860659129

Learn more about the "What's in a Name?" series: https://www.globalhub.pitt.edu/programming/whats-in-a-name