Week of October 3, 2021 in UCIS

Thursday, April 8 until Friday, April 8

8:00 am Conference
Georgia Consortium: Exploring the Complexities of Vietnam
Location:
Online via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Register here.

Sunday, October 3

3:00 pm Student Club Activity
Korean Conversation Hour
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Come brush up on your Korean skills in a casual, out of the classroom environment!

Monday, October 4

12:00 pm Award Ceremony
2021 Sheth International Achievement Awards
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Director's Office and International Week
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Each year the University of Pittsburgh recognizes faculty members and young alumni for their contributions around the world. Please join us on Monday, October 4th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. EST as we celebrate the winners of the 2021 Sheth International Achievement Awards.

Dr. Audrey J. Murrell, a respected professor in the School of Business who conducts research on mentoring, careers in organizations, workplace/supplier diversity and social issues in management, will be honored with the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement.

Dr. Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, an associate professor of computer science at LUMS, Pakistan, and an alumnus of Pitt (SCI '10) will be honored with the Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/sheth-international-achievement-awards.

4:30 pm Lecture
Makers on the Margins? Artisans and Status in Premodern Japan
Location:
207 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Artisanal production is touted today as part of Japan’s immutable traditional culture, characterized as a rapidly disappearing form of manual labor and long-held customs that are in sharp contrast to the white collar work in office buildings or government organizations so prevalent today. Similarly, the lives of commoners in premodern Japan are often imagined as being removed from the aesthetics, poetics, and cultural heights of the aristocracy. But were these divisions of social group and status so rigidly defined? In this talk, I will explore the multivalent identities of artisans in medieval Japan (c. 12th to 16th cen). With a special focus on the representations and evidence of metal caster organizations, I address how different types of sources (poetic, visual, and material) help us to problematize historical perceptions of these skilled commoners while providing insights into the lived experiences of some of premodern Japan’s least visible figures.

Paula R. Curtis (Links to an external site.) is a historian of medieval Japan. She is presently a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in History with the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies at University of California, Los Angeles. Her current book project focuses on metal caster organizations from the twelfth to sixteenth centuries and their relationships with elite institutions. She also works on the history of documentary forgery in premodern Japan. In addition, Dr. Curtis collaborates in several online projects, including the Digital Humanities Japan (Links to an external site.) initiative, online databases for digital resources (Links to an external site.), employment opportunities (Links to an external site.) related to East Asia, and the blog What can I do with a B.A. in Japanese Studies (Links to an external site.). 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 Lecture/Panel Discussion
What’s in a Name?: Legal Names and the LGBTQIA+ Experience with Rosalynne Montoya
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium (Room 125)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Global Studies Center, Global Hub and International Week along with Division of Student Affairs, Office of Residence Life, Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month, Rainbow Alliance, AQUARIUS and Latinx Student Association
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The “What’s in a Name?” series aims to open a doorway to explore issues that affect us every day, and that, ultimately, reverberate through the most intimate aspects of who we are. While we will explore basic tools and name etiquette, with the kindness and respect we all deserve, we intend to reflect about what our names say about us, and how they may be used to define who we are.

Join us for a discussion on Legal Names and the LGBTQIA+ Experience with featured speaker Rosalynne Montoya, followed by a panel discussion with Rosalynne and other experts on the legal process and public policy surrounding changing one’s name.

Featured Speaker: Rosalynne Montoya (she/they)

Rosalynne Montoya, usually referred to as Rose, is a Hispanic, bisexual, nonbinary transgender woman. Rose’s pronouns are she/her/hers and they/them/theirs. She works as a model, actor, public speaker, makeup artist, advocate, and content creator. Rose is also a board member of Aadya Rising, a nonprofit working to fill in the gaps to help the transgender community. She has been in campaigns and featured by TomboyX, Savage X Fenty, Yandy, FX Networks, New York City Pride, Planned Parenthood, and more. Their goal is to spread love and education about their community as they share their story.

Panelists:
Stefan Dann, Counsel at McGuireWoods LLP
Drew Medvid, Regional Organizing Lead at Human Rights Campaign

Facilitator:
anupama jain, Founder and Principal Consultant at Inclusant

This event is sponsored by the Global Hub, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Global Studies Center, Division of Student Affairs, Office of Residence Life, Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month, Rainbow Alliance, AQUARIUS, and the Latinx Student Association.

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.

Tuesday, October 5

11:00 am Panel Discussion
The Nitty-Gritty of Applying for a Job in the EU/Europe: From Writing a Resume to a Successful Interview
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
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This panel is designed for students and alumni to apply successfully for a job in the EU/Europe.
European Human Resources experts and coaches will advise students on how to apply for an internship/job in a European company, in Europe and in the US, and how to be successful when working in EU/US relations.

PANELISTS:
Annabel Edo
Managing Director US
Ackermann International

Renata Urban
Intercultural Coach, Language and Communication Skills Trainer
URBAN Training and Services, Inc.

Stefano Vetralla
Managing Partner
AIMS International USA

MODERATOR:
Nelly Leon
Career Specialist

Presented & Hosted by The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, FIU & MEET EU
Co-sponsored by:
The Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs • European & Eurasian Studies Program • Career and Talent Development • the Center for European Studies at UNC-CH • the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh • Jean Monnet in the USA #JMintheUS • The French-American Chamber of Commerce Florida, the German American Business Chamber of Commerce, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast, The Spain-US Chamber of Commerce .
MEET EU is funded by a generous Getting to Know Europe (GTKE) grant from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs - Florida International University

This is a part of International Week.

11:00 am Cultural Event
International Food Trucks
Location:
WPU Plaza
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services, Global Experiences Office and International Week along with Department of Languages and Classics
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Recipes and cuisine are one of the many things that migrant people can take with them and can serve as a reminder of that which has been left. Cultures from all over the world are represented by several of the most popular food trucks in the city.

2:00 pm Lecture
Digital Japanese Studies
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Now more than ever students and faculty are asked to be proficient in the latest digital tools and technologies while considering how these materials may be useful to their teaching and research. In this talk, Dr. Curtis will survey the current state of the field in Digital Japanese Studies, including recent projects, perennial changes, and sites of community building. Dr. Curtis will discus her own beginnings in digital humanities exploration as a premodern historian and digital skeptic to highlight how students and mentors alike can think through the benefits and drawbacks of employing digital methods in their work.

4:00 pm Cultural Event
International Speed Friending
Location:
William Pitt Union Kurtzman Room
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week along with English Language Institute
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Join us for 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. Check in and mingling will take place from 4:00 to 4:15 followed by structured time for short one-on-one conversations from 4:15 to 5:15. Refreshments will be served. Advance registration is required.

You might also be interested in our Virtual Speed Friending event on Oct. 7! Sign up for one or sign up for both and celebrate International Week at Pitt with the start of new cross-cultural friendships!

For more information about the Speed Friending events, contact the English Language Institute or visit the International Week website.

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
Chinese Language & Culture Club
Location:
Global Hub - Conversation Table
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Join the Chinese Language & Culture Club for their biweekly meetings where we will build our Chinese language skills and participate in fun cultural activities!

Wednesday, October 6

12:00 pm Information Session
Cross-Cultural Communication
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week
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Join us to learn how to better communicate with people across cultures. To register, click here!

3:00 pm Cultural Event
CANCELED: Turkish Club Meeting
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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In this meeting of the Turkish Club, we will talk about how to order and make Turkish coffee. Focus: Coffee Culture

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 Exhibit
Celebrate Art with CEOLI
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
International Business Center and International Week along with College of Business Administration International Programs Office
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Join us in admiring amazing artwork created by Bolivian artists in this virtual art show. Through this experience you will be able to participate in a virtual gallery walk through as well as an optional scavenger hunt through the gallery with prizes at stake. Attendance of the event directly supports CEOLI, a non-profit center for disabled youth located in Cochabamba, Bolivia that Pitt Business has held a longstanding relationship with for many years. The art featured in this event traditionally comes in the form of greeting cards for sale to support the organization, which will be featured and sold during the event. We look forward to Pitt Business student’s attendance of the event in support of the artists' beautiful work and the organization’s efforts.

To learn more about the event check out the @pbtotheworld Instagram and look out for announcements for sign ups. Visit @ceolicards on Instagram to check out cards for sale now, see the organization’s efforts first hand and get live updates on event details.

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!

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Mesas de Conversación
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures
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Please join the Spanish Club for a Spanish conversation hour. All levels are welcome!

7:30 pm Film
Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness
Location:
Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week along with Office of the Chancellor and Department of Film Studies
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The first annual SCREENSHOT: ASIA Film Festival will take place October 6-10, 2021. In its inaugural year, the Festival will screen features from all over Asia as well as highlight some lesser-known Asian filmmakers through a shorts program.

In the film, "Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness," Maryam must convince her dead husband’s daughter to forgive her for his murder—but only on live reality TV.

AWARDS: GRAND JURY PRIZE World Cinema Dramatic Competition - 2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, BEST SCREENPLAY--2020 SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

For more information about the film festival click here

To register click here

Thursday, October 7

10:00 am Cultural Event
CANCELLED: Coffee & Culture
Location:
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg Campus, Millstein Library outdoor patio
Sponsored by:
International Week along with University of Pittsburgh Greensburg Campus
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As part of the Greensburg campus Blue & Gold Celebration and the University of Pittsburgh International Week, students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to sample coffee from different coffee cultures around the world. In conjunction with the Library, different works of literature will be featured. Breakfast pastries will be available. Students who attend are eligible to be entered into a raffle for a pair of Beats earphones! Stop and grab a cup of coffee to go or stay and relax on the patio!

This event counts as Village Credit for Pitt Greensburg students.

11:30 am Lecture
How Europe (Mis)Understands Black America
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and International Week
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Europe's views on Black America are informed by a range of contradictory tendencies: amnesia about its own colonial past, ambivalence about its racial present, a tradition of anti-racism and international solidarity and an often fraught geo-political relationship with the United States itself. Europe both resents and covets American power, and is in little position to do anything about it. So African Americans represent to many a redemptive force– living proof that that US is both not all that it claims to be and could be so much greater than it is. This sense of superiority is made possible, in no small part, by a woefully, wilfully incomplete and toxically nostalgic understanding of Europoe's own history which has left significant room for denial, distortion, ignorance and sophistry. The result, in the post-war era, has been moments of solidarity often impaired by exocitisation or infantilisation in which Europe has found it easier to export anti-racism across the Atlantic than to practice it at home or export it across the Channel, the Mediterranean and beyond.

Gary Younge, author, broadcaster, and editor-at-large for The Guardian based in London, England will be delivering as talk on How Europe (Mis)Understands Black America as the 2021-22 Jean Monnet Center Distinguished Lecture. Gary Younge is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester.

JMEUCE Distinguished Lecture Series.

This event is a part of International Week.

#JMintheUS

11:40 am Award Ceremony
FSDP Global Competence Certificate Celebration Ceremony
Sponsored by:
Director's Office and International Week
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On Thursday, October 7 the University Center for International Studies will hold the second annual Global Competence Certificate Celebration Ceremony. This event will recognize faculty and staff who have completed all the requirements for the Global Competence Certificate, part of the Faculty and Staff Development Program offered by Human Resources. This is an on-campus event. Refreshments will be provided. Invitations with location details will be sent to this year’s graduates. Please contact Ian McLaughlin at globalsupport@pitt.edu for any questions.

The Global Competence Certificate program is an initiative started by the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) that is part of the Human Resources FSDP (Faculty Staff Development Program) here at Pitt. This series of workshops prepares faculty and staff in increasing their international scope as well as their on-the-job experience with a diverse group of colleagues, students, and collaborators. The certificate program is now entering its third year and we will have two cohorts of participants who have completed the program.

12:00 pm Lecture
The Cold War from the Margins
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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The Cold War is often narrowly viewed as a binary struggle: The US versus the USSR. But what did the Cold War look like from the perspective of a small socialist state—Bulgaria—and its cultural engagements with the Balkans, the West, and the Third World? In the 1970s, Bulgaria's communist leadership invested heavily in cultural diplomacy to bolster its legitimacy at home and promote its agendas abroad. The Cold War bloc mentality was thus transcended: Bulgaria's relations with Greece and Austria warmed, émigrés once considered enemies were embraced, and new cultural ties were forged with India, Mexico, and Nigeria. This live interview with Theodora Dragostinova will discuss at the Cold War from the margins and how it shaped the global 1970s.

Register via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gSHD0VGsRc-IsBWIOVquMQ

2:00 pm Lecture
The Cold War from the Margins
Location:
Zoom
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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Presenting Bulgaria’s cultural engagements with multiple actors in the Third World, this talk by Dr. Theodora Dragostinova (Ohio State University) highlights the global reach of state socialism, demonstrates the existence of vibrant partnerships along an East-South axis during the 1970s, and challenges notions of late socialism as the prelude to communist collapse in eastern Europe.

Zoom registration: https://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tXaeNufPSGKoJM2a3-WIXQ

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 Cultural Event
Virtual International Speed Friending
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week along with English Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh Greensburg Campus and University of Pittsburgh Bradford Campus
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Whether you’re an international student at Pitt looking to make American friends or a native speaker of English interested in meeting people from different cultures, this FREE virtual event hosted by the English Language Institute on the Pittsburgh campus in collaboration with Pitt Bradford and Pitt Greensburg 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. We’ll be using an online gaming-like platform called “Gatheround” in which participants will be put into breakout rooms to play a card game of questions for eight minutes to get to know each other. After eight minutes, a timer will go off and the participants will be assigned to another breakout room to talk with someone else. At the end of the event, participants anonymously decide if they’d like to exchange contact information. Advance registration is required.

Celebrate International Week at Pitt with the start of new cross-cultural friendships! For more information about this event, contact the English Language Institute or visit the International Week website.

6:00 pm Film
CLAS Film Series: Stateless
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Runtime: 1h 36min
Filmmaker/Director:Michèle Stephenson
Dominican Republic, 2020 | Documentary

In 1937, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were exterminated by the Dominican army, based on anti-black hatred fomented by the Dominican government. Fast-forward to 2013, the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, retroactive to 1929. The ruling rendered more than 200,000 people stateless, without nationality, identity or a homeland. In this dangerous climate, a young attorney named Rosa Iris mounts a grassroots campaign, challenging electoral corruption and advocating for social justice. Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary Stateless traces the complex tributaries of history and present-day politics, as state-sanctioned racism seeps into mundane offices, living room meetings, and street protests. At a time when extremist ideologies are gaining momentum in the U.S. and around the world, STATELESS is a warning of what can happen in a society when racism runs rampant in the government.

6:30 pm Film
Back to the Wharf
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week along with Office of the Chancellor and Department of Film Studies
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The first annual SCREENSHOT: ASIA Film Festival will take place October 6-10, 2021. In its inaugural year, the Festival will screen features from all over Asia as well as highlight some lesser-known Asian filmmakers through a shorts program.

Synopsis for "Back to the Wharf": Fifteen years ago, Song fled his hometown to avoid a murder rap. After he returns home, he becomes mired in a world of greed and corruption through his ex-best friend—and only witness to the old murder.

For more information about the film festival click here

To register, click here

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Global Trivia with SAYAC
Location:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnCU-aaX3rxFvlxLXy6J11TmM581Q9LuZmSeYo22TpzPU9_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week along with Study Abroad Young Alumni Council
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Join the Study Abroad Young Alumni Council (SAYAC) to test your global knowledge! Register here.

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
Persian Language Table
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Join the Persian Language Table every other Thursday at the Global Hub!

8:30 pm Film
As We Like It
Location:
Posvar Patio
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week along with Office of the Chancellor and Film & Media Studies
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The first annual SCREENSHOT: ASIA Film Festival will take place October 6-10, 2021. In its inaugural year, the Festival will screen features from all over Asia as well as highlight some lesser-known Asian filmmakers through a shorts program.

A retelling of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, the Taiwanese movie As We Like It critiques the exclusion of women in Shakespeare classics and asks viewers to question life beyond the gender binary.

For more information about the film festival, click here

To register for this event, click here

Thursday, October 7 until Friday, October 8

6:00 pm Conference
Career Center Presentation: Smart Strategies for the Job and Internship Search
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week along with Career Center and CCLD
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International Student Career Conference will be held virtually on Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8, 2021. The conference includes four dynamic sessions over the course of two days. Please RSVP here!

CAREER CENTER PRESENTATION:

SMART STRATEGIES FOR THE JOB AND INTERNSHIP SEARCH

Thursday, October 7th

6-7p.m. ET

Learn about the career center’s changes to a virtual format, job and internship search advice and more helpful career tips.

EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Thursday, October 7th

7-8 p.m. ET

An Immigration Specialist from the Student Team in OIS will explain the types of employment students are eligible to accept while in F-1 and J-1 status. This will include information about on-campus employment, curricular practical training (CPT), optional practical training (OPT), and Academic Training (AT).

ALUMNI AND EMPLOYER PANEL

Friday, October 8th

9-10 a.m. ET

Meet alumni who used to be international students at Pitt just like you. They have experienced internships, job applications, the visa process, and work life and can answer your questions. Plus, you’ll hear from Chris Butor, Team Lead at Ansys Engineering Simulation & 3D Design Software company.

IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY SESSION

Friday, October 8th

10-11 a.m. ET

Friday, October 8

10:00 am Symposium
OIS Symposium
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week
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OIS will host a Symposium for interested faculty and staff to learn more about legal and cultural issues related to the Pitt international community. The schedule will be as follows:

10am – Check-in/Introductions

10:20am – Concurrent Sessions 

11:10am – Concurrent Sessions

12pm – Lunch/Updates 

1pm – Workshops (optional)

1:00 pm Workshop
Build and Master Your Intercultural Skills on Campus and Abroad
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
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Employers consistently list intercultural competencies among the most sought after skills. While travel experiences are an excellent way to practice your intercultural skills, there are also ways to effectively build and master them on campus and in your local communities. This highly interactive workshop is aimed to provide you with practical resources to develop intercultural skills and boost your resume.

2:00 pm Presentation
Geographic and Cultural Context
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for Global Health and Center for Bioethics and Health Law
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The Global Studies Center, Center for Global Health and the Center for BioEthics and Health Law are hosting Pitt’s 2nd annual Global Health Case Competition. Dr. Manuel Roman-Lacayo, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies will be presenting on "Country Overview through a Development Lens" and Dr. Firoz Abdoel Wahid, MD, MPH, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health will be presenting on "Climate Change Considerations."

2:00 pm Curriculum Development
PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE: Addressing Intersectionality Through Course Design
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago; Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Center for Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas; Center for Russian, University of Michigan; Center for Russian, University of Texas at Austin; Center for Slavic, Ohio State University; Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington; Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, Bloomington; Institute of Slavic, University of California, Berkeley Russian, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign
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MODERATOR:
Thomas Garza, University of Texas at Austin

PRESENTERS:
Frank Karioris, University of Pittsburgh
S.A. Karpukhin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This event is part of the series titled "Intersectionality in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE AND FIND OUT MORE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/intersectionality-in-focus.

3:00 pm Exhibit
20/20 Visions Workshop and Exhibition
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Director's Office, Global Hub, UCIS Engagement and International Week
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The year 2020 emphasized globalization and the shared experiences of a global pandemic, climate change, and social justice movements in communities across the world. As part of the Year of Engagement, The 20/20 Visions project utilizes art, creativity, and the act of making as methods to communicate thoughts and feelings around these impactful experiences in ways that are inclusive, regardless of linguistic, cultural, or other barriers. Join us at the Global Hub for a showcase of contributions from the Pittsburgh community and abroad and use the materials provided to contribute your own piece!

3:15 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Panoramas Roundtable: Expanding Latinx-Owned Businesses in Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Join Panoramas in celebrating Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month during their second roundtable of the semester! At this roundtable, Panoramas intern Isabel Morales will discuss her article about the importance of expanding Latinx-owned businesses, especially in Pittsburgh. To read her article and learn more, visit Panoramas.pitt.edu.

4:30 pm Student Club Activity
Addverse+Poesia Meeting
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Addverse+Poesia is a transnational and multilingual student organization dedicated to celebrating Black/Indigenous and LGBTQIA+ writers, poets, etc. Join us for your weekly meetings on Fridays from 4:30-6PM!

6:30 pm Film
Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Mustache
Location:
Schenley Plaza Tent
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week along with Office of the Chancellor and Department of Film Studies
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The first annual SCREENSHOT: ASIA Film Festival will take place October 6-10, 2021. In its inaugural year, the Festival will screen features from all over Asia as well as highlight some lesser-known Asian filmmakers through a shorts program.

When a series of visions send a skeptical entrepreneur to seek spiritual advice, an eccentric Buddhist monk predicts his imminent death, unless he can locate an elusive lady with fangs.

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival, Osaka Film Festival, and Morelia International Film Festival

For more information about the film festival click here

To register for this event, click here.

8:30 pm Film
Wife of a Spy
Location:
Schenley Plaza Tent
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Week along with Office of the Chancellor and Department of Film Studies
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The first annual SCREENSHOT: ASIA Film Festival will take place October 6-10, 2021. In its inaugural year, the Festival will screen features from all over Asia as well as highlight some lesser-known Asian filmmakers through a shorts program.

Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata) delivers his “best movie in years” (Indiewire) in this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockianthriller, which follows a Japanese woman during WWII who begins to suspect her husband’s Western connections may be hiding something more sinister.

For more information about the film festival click here

To register click here

Saturday, October 9

10:00 am Cultural Event
Multicultural Show and Tell
Location:
YouTube
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week along with Study Abroad-Pitt Bradford
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Pitt Bradford’s Panthers presenting their cultures trough Show-and-Tell Festival-Virtual Event

12:00 pm Film
Back to the Wharf
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week along with Office of the Chancellor and Department of Film Studies
See Details

The first annual SCREENSHOT: ASIA Film Festival will take place October 6-10, 2021. In its inaugural year, the Festival will screen features from all over Asia as well as highlight some lesser-known Asian filmmakers through a shorts program.

Film description: Fifteen years ago, Song fled his hometown to avoid a murder rap. After he returns home, he becomes mired in a world of greed and corruption through his ex-best friend—and only witness to the old murder.

For more information about the film festival click here

To register for this event click here

5:00 pm Film
An Old Lady
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week along with Office of the Chancellor and Film and Media Studies
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The first annual SCREENSHOT: ASIA Film Festival will take place October 6-10, 2021. In its inaugural year, the Festival will screen features from all over Asia as well as highlight some lesser-known Asian filmmakers through a shorts program.

About "An Old Lady": A 69-year-old woman has to find justice for herself when she faces doubt and disdain from authorities who can't imagine her as the victim of sexual assault.

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7:30 pm Film
Barah by Barah
Location:
Botany Hall, Phipps Conservatory
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week along with Office of the Chancellor and Department of Film Studies
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The first annual SCREENSHOT: ASIA Film Festival will take place October 6-10, 2021. In its inaugural year, the Festival will screen features from all over Asia as well as highlight some lesser-known Asian filmmakers through a shorts program.

Film description: A photographer who clicks the last photographs of the dead goes on a journey through the periphery of the circle of life and death only to discover that his own death will be documented by his son through his old camera.

We welcome special guest Sunny Lahiri, co-writer and producer, at this film screening.

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