Week of September 12, 2021 in UCIS

Monday, September 13

11:00 am Reception
GSPIA Coffee Hour
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
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The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs' student cabinet is hosting a meet and greet for GSPIA's new cohort. Undergraduates interested in GSPIA are also invited to attend!

4:30 pm Lecture
Bollywood's Global Gesture
Location:
207 David Lawrence
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Focusing on post-liberalization Bombay cinema's metamorphosis into "Bollywood" during the nineties and noughties, this presentation will theorize cultural globalization as a process of plastic worldmaking. I will track a series of global gestures, comprising entanglements of material and semiotic transformations, that have forged Bollywood performatively. At stake is an understanding of this formation as a plastic emergence, in the sense that it conjures globalities that are mutable, relational, artificial, and often incompossible.

Bhaskar Sarkar teaches in the Department of Film and Media Studies, UC Santa Barbara, and works in the areas of Indian cinema, post/de-colonial media, the global South, cultures of uncertainty, and piracy. He is the author of Mourning the Nation: Indian Cinema in the Wake of Partition (Duke, 2009), and the co-editor of Documentary Testimonies (Routledge, 2009), Asian Video Cultures (Duke, 2017), and Routledge Companion to Media and Risk (Routledge, 2020). Sarkar is currently completing drafts of two monographs, Cosmoplastics: Bollywood's Global Gesture, and Pirate Humanities. To register: click here

5:00 pm Student Club Activity
Brazil Nuts Bate-Papo
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures
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Join Brazil Nuts for their weekly Portuguese conversation hour at all levels!

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt French Club Meeting
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Join members of the French Club to and have casual conversation in French! All levels welcome.

Wednesday, September 15

3:30 pm Reception
Global Studies Welcome Back Reception
Location:
Posvar Patio
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
4:00 pm Cultural Event
CANCELLED: Laber Rhabarber: German Conversation Hour
Location:
Global Hub - Living Room
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Join the German Department for Laber Rhabarber, a weekly German conversation hour that is open to all!

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Stammtisch
Location:
Global Hub - Conversation Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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A weekly conversation table for people interested in German culture and language, all proficiency levels are welcome!

Thursday, September 16

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Cancelled: Irish Club Meeting
Location:
Global Hub - Living Room
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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The Irish Club at Pitt meets every two weeks during the semester to share Irish culture and language.

Friday, September 17

12:30 pm Workshop
Virtual Leadership Dialogue & Training with Sakun Gajurel
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Director's Office along with Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership and Graduate School of Public Health
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In a growingly diverse academic and professional settings, inclusive leadership is paramount. This 3-hour virtual leadership dialogue and training aims to equip graduate students with the skills necessary to lead, communicate, and work in diverse settings, such as international development or diplomacy. In this interactive training, students will work in pairs, small groups, and teams to practice empathetic listening, respectful communication, and cultural understanding.

Facilitator: Sakun Gajurel
Sakun is a 2021 University of Pittsburgh UCIS Emerging Global Leader. Born and raised in Nepal, she holds degrees in international development policy from Duke University, and development, innovation, and change from University of Bologna. As a development sector professional, she has worked closely with many communities, and values local knowledge in development efforts. She has work for FAO, WFP, UNICEF, and numerous others.

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtdOmspjovG9FS-OP_aleEq3X4nWuZzQgM