Week of January 30, 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.

Sunday, January 30

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
A Conversation with the Director: Grégory Magne (Les Parfums)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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Please join us for a conversation with Grégory Magne, director of Les Parfums, as part of our Pittsburgh EU Film Festival 2022.

Audience participation is encouraged.

5:30 pm Film
Les Parfums (Perfumes) - Sunday
Location:
Harris Theater
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Film and Media Studies, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and University of North Carolina at Chapel HillCenter for European Studies A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence at Florida International University
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The film, directed by Gregory Magne, tells the story of Anne Walberg, a celebrity in the world of fragrance, whose professional success has turned her into a quick-tempered diva. Guillaume, her new chauffeur who is freshly divorced, is the only person who is unafraid of her.

Directed by Grégory Magne

France | French language with English Subtitles | DCP

Get Tickets: https://trustarts.org/production/78050

Mask Policy
All guests must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times while inside the Harris theater. Masks can be temporarily removed when a guest is eating and/or drinking while remaining in their seat at the Harris Theater. For complete information on health and safety policies of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, visit TrustArts.org/Welcome.

8:00 pm Film
Diamantino - Sunday
Location:
Harris Theater
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Film and Media Studies, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill European Union Center of Excellence and Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence at Florida International University
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Diamantino, the world’s premiere soccer star, loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets out on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification, and the hunt for the source of genius.

Directed by Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt

Portugal, France, Brazil | Portuguese language with English Subtitles | DCP

Get Tickets Here: https://trustarts.org/production/78039

Mask Policy
All guests must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times while inside the Harris theater. Masks can be temporarily removed when a guest is eating and/or drinking while remaining in their seat at the Harris Theater. For complete information on health and safety policies of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, visit TrustArts.org/Welcome.

Monday, January 31

9:00 am Exhibit/Film
[Un]discplining Environmental Education
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Hub along with Year of Data and Society and The Grable Foundation
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Cassie Quigley (Education) and Stephen Quigley (English) will launch their Finnish Nature Studies kiosk in Global Hub. The interactive kiosk plays a short trailer to their film project, "[Un]disciplining Environmental Education" and links audiences to their more recent work incorporating code and computer science education into traditional Finnish nature studies curriculum. Both projects examine how [un]disciplining environmental education can inform environmental policy. Various parts of this research have been funded by the European Studies Center, the University Center for International Studies, Pitt’s Year of Data and Society, and the Grable Foundation.

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
A Conversation with Andreas Voigt (Director, Borderland/Grenzland)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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Please join us for a conversation with Andreas Voigt, director of Borderland/Grenzland as part of our Pittsburgh EU Film Festival 2022.

Audience participation is encouraged.

5:30 pm Student Club Activity
Brazil Nuts Bate-Papo
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub
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Portuguese conversation at all levels

6:30 pm Student Club Activity
German Club
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of German
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Come join the German Club to practice your language skills and learn about German culture!

8:00 pm Film
Borderland (Grenzland) - Monday
Location:
Harris Theater
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Film and Media Studies, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and University of North Carolina at Chapel HillCenter for European Studies A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence at Florida International University
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Three decades after making his first film about the region, one of the pivotal East German documentarians returns to the borderlands where the outer limits of Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic intersect. Voigt once again encounters a people with a porous cultural identity, where family histories are intertwined with an array of dialects and legacies.

Directed by Andreas Voigt

Germany | German language with English subtitles | DCP

Get Tickets: https://trustarts.org/production/78065

Mask Policy
All guests must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times while inside the Harris theater. Masks can be temporarily removed when a guest is eating and/or drinking while remaining in their seat at the Harris Theater. For complete information on health and safety policies of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, visit TrustArts.org/Welcome.

Tuesday, February 1

9:00 am Exhibit/Film
[Un]discplining Environmental Education
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Hub along with Year of Data and Society and The Grable Foundation
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Cassie Quigley (Education) and Stephen Quigley (English) will launch their Finnish Nature Studies kiosk in Global Hub. The interactive kiosk plays a short trailer to their film project, "[Un]disciplining Environmental Education" and links audiences to their more recent work incorporating code and computer science education into traditional Finnish nature studies curriculum. Both projects examine how [un]disciplining environmental education can inform environmental policy. Various parts of this research have been funded by the European Studies Center, the University Center for International Studies, Pitt’s Year of Data and Society, and the Grable Foundation.

11:00 am Panel Discussion
Filmmaker's Q&A: A Discussion with MEET EU Emerging Filmmaker, Simon Elvås (Sweden)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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Please join us for a discussion with MEET EU Emerging Filmmaker, Simon Elvås (Sweden) as part of our Pittsburgh EU Film Festival 2022.

12:00 pm Information Session
Global Ties Info Table
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development
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Global Ties is a program aimed at fostering connections between domestic and international students through events and mentoring. Stop by the Global Hub to chat with us and learn more about our program!

4:30 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Panoramas: Plastic Waste and Waste Management in Latin America
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Join Panoramas for their first roundtable of the semester! As a culmination of his Sustainability Series, Panoramas intern Luke Morales will discuss plastic waste and waste management in Latin America. To read Luke’s sustainability series, visit Panoramas.pitt.edu. This event is open to all and we hope to see you there. OCC credit will be offered!

5:30 pm Student Club Activity
Pop-Up Gaeltacht: Saint Brigid's Day Celebration
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Join the Irish Nationality Room and Irish Club as we celebrate Saint Brigid's Day with an evening of music, dance and spoke word in the Irish language!

8:00 pm Film
A Swedish Defence
Location:
Harris Theater
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Film and Media Studies, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and University of North Carolina at Chapel HillCenter for European Studies A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence at Florida International University
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An international arms deal is interrupted by teenage protestors. A Swedish engineer tries to prevent his activist daughter from embarassing him at work and ruining Sweden's relations with Turkey. A virtual Q&A with Simon Elvås will take place at 11:00 a.m. EST on February 1st. To pre-order free tickets and to watch click watch.eventive.org/pgheufilmfest/play/61e423d0a29e7b00537813b0.

COUNTRY: Sweden (2021)
DIRECTOR: Simon Elvås, MEET EU Emerging Filmmaker in Residence

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

8:20 pm Film
Corpus Christi (Boże Ciało)
Location:
Harris Theater
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Film and Media Studies, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and University of North Carolina at Chapel HillCenter for European Studies A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence at Florida International University
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Corpus Christi is the story of 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation while living in a youth detention centre. He wants to become a priest but this is impossible because of his criminal record. When he is sent to work at a carpenter’s workshop in a small town, on arrival he dresses up as a priest and accidentally takes over the local parish. The arrival of the young, charismatic preacher is an opportunity for the local community to begin the healing process after a tragedy that happened there.

Directed by Jan Komasa

Poland, France | Polish language with English subtitles | DCP

Get Tickets: https://trustarts.org/production/78067

Mask Policy
All guests must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times while inside the Harris theater. Masks can be temporarily removed when a guest is eating and/or drinking while remaining in their seat at the Harris Theater. For complete information on health and safety policies of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, visit TrustArts.org/Welcome.

Wednesday, February 2

9:00 am Exhibit/Film
[Un]discplining Environmental Education
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Hub along with Year of Data and Society and The Grable Foundation
See Details

Cassie Quigley (Education) and Stephen Quigley (English) will launch their Finnish Nature Studies kiosk in Global Hub. The interactive kiosk plays a short trailer to their film project, "[Un]disciplining Environmental Education" and links audiences to their more recent work incorporating code and computer science education into traditional Finnish nature studies curriculum. Both projects examine how [un]disciplining environmental education can inform environmental policy. Various parts of this research have been funded by the European Studies Center, the University Center for International Studies, Pitt’s Year of Data and Society, and the Grable Foundation.

11:00 am Cultural Event
Lunar New Year Celebration 2022
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub
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Join the Asian Studies Center and Global Hub for a Lunar New Year celebration in honor of the Year of the Tiger! Come for some light refreshments, crafts, a photobooth, and more.

7:00 pm Reading Group
African Studies Book Club
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
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The Center for African Studies will be discussing Abi Dare's book, The Girl With the Louding Voice. Daré’s novel follows the story of Adunni, a 14-year-old girl growing up in rural Nigeria who wishes to continue her education when her father decides to marry her off for money. Join us for an engaging discussion.

8:00 pm Film
Hammamet - Wednesday
Location:
Harris Theater
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Film and Media Studies, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and University of North Carolina at Chapel HillCenter for European Studies A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
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The last year in the life of Bettino Craxi, as told by Gianni Amelio. An undisputed protagonist of international politics and, until recently, revered in Italy, Bettino Craxi is now in Hammamet, far from his homeland. Overwhelmed by the populist surge that toppled the formerly governing democratic parties which rose to power during the first fifty years of the Italian Republic, and caught up in a series of judicial inquiries, President Craxi can no longer return to his homeland as a free man. A master at commanding respect in the political arena, Craxi is also surrounded by opportunists; he is down but not out; and he is left to fend for himself in a home on a hill, where he lives out his final months like a caged beast. HAMMAMET is also the touching story of a father and a daughter, Anita, who stands by his side after everyone else has fled. Craxi is ill and in dire need of life-saving treatment. Anita goes to lengths that only the greatest love can justify as she struggles to make her father relent and set aside his ideas at least at this crucial time in his life; he must agree to return to Italy to be treated, at the cost of losing a freedom he believes he deserves. The conflict between his ideas and his familial love – between political motivations and those of the man – will be fierce and, eventually, fatal.

Directed by Gianni Amelio

Italy | Italian language with English subtitles | DCP

Get Tickets: https://trustarts.org/production/78058

Mask Policy
All guests must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times while inside the Harris theater. Masks can be temporarily removed when a guest is eating and/or drinking while remaining in their seat at the Harris Theater. For complete information on health and safety policies of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, visit TrustArts.org/Welcome.

Thursday, February 3

9:00 am Exhibit/Film
[Un]discplining Environmental Education
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Hub along with Year of Data and Society and The Grable Foundation
See Details

Cassie Quigley (Education) and Stephen Quigley (English) will launch their Finnish Nature Studies kiosk in Global Hub. The interactive kiosk plays a short trailer to their film project, "[Un]disciplining Environmental Education" and links audiences to their more recent work incorporating code and computer science education into traditional Finnish nature studies curriculum. Both projects examine how [un]disciplining environmental education can inform environmental policy. Various parts of this research have been funded by the European Studies Center, the University Center for International Studies, Pitt’s Year of Data and Society, and the Grable Foundation.

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Ditching Communism for Liberalism in Poland
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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A live interview with Tom Junes (Institute for Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences)

Register here: https://pitt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KegchgmmTVqKcHcuP9Wc4A

12:00 pm Cultural Event
Tavola Italiana
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures
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Social Italian event for students of Italian at Pitt

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
5:00 pm Cultural Event
B/C/S/M Tutoring and Conversation Table
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
8:00 pm Film
Charlatan (Šarlatán) - Thursday
Location:
Harris Theater
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Film and Media Studies, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and University of North Carolina at Chapel HillCenter for European Studies A Jean Monnet Center of Excellence and Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence
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The film is inspired by the true story of herbalist Jan Mikolasek, who dedicated his life to caring for the sick in spite of the immense obstacles he faced in his private and public life. Born at the turn of the 20th century, Mikolasek wins fame and fortune using unorthodox treatment methods to cure a wide range of diseases. Already a local institution in Czechoslovakia before World War II, the healer gains in reputation and wealth, whether during the Nazi occupation or under the Communist rule. One after the other, every regime will want to use his skills and in return gives him protection. But how high shall be the costs to maintain this status as the tide turns?

Directed by Agnieszka Holland

Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland | Czech language with English Subtitles | DCP

Get Tickets: https://trustarts.org/production/78054

Mask Policy
All guests must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times while inside the Harris theater. Masks can be temporarily removed when a guest is eating and/or drinking while remaining in their seat at the Harris Theater. For complete information on health and safety policies of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, visit TrustArts.org/Welcome.

Friday, February 4

9:00 am Exhibit/Film
[Un]discplining Environmental Education
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Hub along with Year of Data and Society and The Grable Foundation
See Details

Cassie Quigley (Education) and Stephen Quigley (English) will launch their Finnish Nature Studies kiosk in Global Hub. The interactive kiosk plays a short trailer to their film project, "[Un]disciplining Environmental Education" and links audiences to their more recent work incorporating code and computer science education into traditional Finnish nature studies curriculum. Both projects examine how [un]disciplining environmental education can inform environmental policy. Various parts of this research have been funded by the European Studies Center, the University Center for International Studies, Pitt’s Year of Data and Society, and the Grable Foundation.

2:00 pm Lecture
Transforming the Academy: Intersectionality and Change in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Location:
Zoom
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, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Ohio State University, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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Academic institutions are shaped by and reproduce the very systems of social inequality that much of the research produced at these institutions seeks to deconstruct. Join us to explore why there is a need to move beyond recruiting and hiring diverse faculty to transforming dominant ideologies and deep-rooted social structures in academic culture.

MODERATOR:
Sibelan Forrester, Swarthmore College

PRESENTERS:
Carina Karapetian Georgi, Antelope Valley College
Joseph Lenkart, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Pawel Lewicki, Europa University, Viadrina
Olga Povoroznyuk, University of Vienna

REGISTER IN ADVANCE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/intersectionality-in-focus-spring-2022

This session is part of the series "Intersectionality in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice, and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies." Class, ethnicity and race, dis/ability, gender and sexuality, and other identity markers interweave to produce inequality differently in Eastern Europe and Eurasia than in the Americas or Western Europe. Yet, it is these very differences that provide a rich ground for intellectual conversations in our field.

SPONSORS:
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, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Pittsburgh
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Ohio State University
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington
Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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