Week of January 16, 2022 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.

Saturday, January 15 until Friday, January 28

(All day) Film
Virtual Film Screening of Things Left Behind
Location:
Online via Vimeo
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia along with Screenshot: Asia
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Starting January 15 see Linda Hoaglund’s mediation on art and its place in memory and history. The film will be available January 15-29. Screening is free but viewers must register to get the link.

Hoaglund’s "Things Left Behind" explores the transformative power of the first major international art exhibit devoted to the atomic bomb. The exhibition, at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, featured large-format color photographs of clothing once worn by those who perished, taken by renowned Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako. The film weaves together visitor responses to the exhibition with interviews that feature Ishiuchi to create a cinematic reverie about art's potential to recast historical memory.

Sponsored by SCREENSHOT: Asia, University of Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center, and University of Pittsburgh National Consortium for Teaching about Asia.

Monday, January 17

5:30 pm Student Club Activity
Brazil Nuts Bate-Papo
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Portuguese language practice at all levels. We will be meeting virtually on Mondays in January until January 31st.

Meeting ID: 940 1046 1344
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/94010461344

Tuesday, January 18

8:00 pm Student Club Activity
Chinese Language & Culture Club
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Join the Chinese Language & Culture Club every other Tuesday to practice the Chinese language and participate in Chinese cultural activities,

The first meeting on 1/18 will be virtual: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/94596594820

Wednesday, January 19

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Reckoning with the Past I: Decolonizing the Curriculum in Europe
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence, EU Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, Center for European Studies at the University of Florida, Center for European Studies at University of Texas-Austin, Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at Georgia Tech University and Jean Monnet in the USA Network
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This installment of Conversations on Europe is part of the Critical Area Studies of Europe Initiative.

For the 2021-22 academic year, the European Studies Center has announced its annual programmatic theme: “Recovering Europe.” Many of this year’s virtual roundtables will speak to this theme. In the Fall semester, sessions will explore economic and public health issues related to Europe’s recovery from the pandemic. In the Spring semester, sessions will consider different, and often uneven, attempts to reckon with and recover from the enduring legacies of European colonialism. The series will be bookended by sessions devoted to important elections impacting Europe.

Audience participation is encouraged.

Event information will be updated to include panelists and moderator.

Co-sponsors:
Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence at Florida International University
EU Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne
Center for European Studies at the University of Florida
Center for European Studies at the University of Texas – Austin
Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Co-funded with support from the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union

7:00 pm Lecture/Presentation
The Katsura Village in the Modern Imagination
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Japan Foundation
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Part two of series on innovations in contemporary architecture featuring professor Jonathan Reynolds

The 17th Century imperial villa at Katsura has loomed large in the modern imagination. It has by turns been praised as a masterpiece of Japan’s rich artistic heritage and been embraced as a precocious expression of modernist aesthetics ideals. Photography has played an especially important role in making this at times remote architecture and garden complex accessible to a world audience. This talk will discuss some of the most influential photographic interpretations of Katsura, paying special attention to the two remarkable and distinctive portfolios produced by the Japanese photographer Ishimoto Yasuhiro.

7:00 pm Presentation
Innovations in Japanese Architecture with Jonathan Reynolds
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Part two of series on innovations in contemporary Japanese architecture

Thursday, January 20

12:30 pm Cultural Event
La Parlotte - French Conversation Table
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures
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French casual conversation table. Open to all students of all levels of proficiency.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Tutoring
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
4:00 pm Lecture
The Impact of Social, Economic and Political Inequalities on Health in Russia and CIS Countries
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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In the presentation, Dr. Frantsuz will explore how various types of inequities shape health in Russia and post-Soviet countries. The talk will emphasize the methodology and challenges in researching this problem and will investigate the specifics of how inequalities impact major health differentials in various cultures and states depending on their institutional arrangements.

Speaker: Dr. Yuri Frantsuz is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of New Mexico and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also a faculty member at the Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Science and the St. Petersburg University of Humanities and Social Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota. His areas of research interest include social and political demography, sociology of health, and social inequality and health.

Moderator: Professor Nancy Condee, Director
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

5:00 pm Cultural Event
B/C/S/M Tutoring and Conversation Table
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
5:00 pm Reading Group/Teacher Training
Global Issues Through Literature: Hard-boiled Wonderland by Haruki Murakami
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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Global Issues Through Literature (GILS)Fall and Spring 2021-22: Imagining Other Worlds: Globalizing Science Fiction and Fantasy

This reading group for K-12 educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and participants brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions this year will take place virtually on Thursday evenings from 5-8 PM (EST). Books and three Act 48 credit hours are provided.

January 20th event will focused on the book Hardboiled Wonderland by Haruki Murakami - https://www.cityofasylumbooks.org/book/9780679743460

This discussion will be led by Dr. Ethan Segal, Michigan State University Professor, and is co-sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia at the University of Pittsburgh

Register for the reading groups here- https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/gils

Contact Maja Konitzer with questions at majab@pitt.edu

Friday, January 21

5:00 pm Cultural Event
Slovak Tutoring and Conversation Table
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies