Week of February 13, 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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Monday, February 14

4:30 pm Student Club Activity
French Club Conversation Hour
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Join the French Club for French language conversation practice

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!

Tuesday, February 15

3:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Charlemos! What have we learned about Latin America's response to the pandemic two years in?
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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We will discuss the paper "Governing a Pandemic: Assessing the Role of Collaboration on Latin American Responses to the COVID-19 Crisis," by Jennifer Cyr et al., and the paper "A Tale of Two Pandemics: Economic Inequality and Support for Containment Measures in Peru," by Miguel Carreras et al.

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, February 16

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Reckoning with the Past II: Decolonizing European Museums
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Miami-Florida Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence at Florida International University, 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, EU Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne and Jean Monnet in the USA Network
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This installment of Conversations on Europe is a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Roundtable.

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

Thursday, February 17

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
6:00 pm Panel Discussion
Four Evenings Discussion: Ayad Akhtar's Homeland Elegies
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
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We are excited to continue our collaboration with the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures "Ten Evenings" series. The Global Studies Center will be once again hosting "Four Evenings: Global Literary Encounters" pre-lecture discussions that put prominent world authors and their work in global perspective. The series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Open to all, these evening discussions, conducted by Pitt experts prior to author events with Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures, provide additional insight on prominent writers and engaging issues. You can register for the book discussions here - https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/homeland-elegies

A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in post-Trump America. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home.

Discussion led by Dr. Michael Kenney, Posvar Chair in International Security Studies; Director of the Ridgway Center at University of Pittsburgh

For questions and more information, contact Maja Konitzer at majab@pitt.edu.

6:00 pm Film
The Last Forest
Location:
Frick 125 (Auditorium)
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Brazil, 2021 | Fiction

In powerful images, alternating between documentary observation and staged sequences, and dense soundscapes, Luiz Bolognesi documents the indigenous community of the Yanomami and depicts their threatened natural environment in the Amazon rain forest.

6:30 pm Student Club Activity
ADDverse+Poesia Meeting
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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ADDverse+Poesia is a poetry collective that shares stories and works of art from underrepresented communities within our society - including but not limited to: the LGBTQIA+ community, Black and Indigenous individuals, and people living with disabilities.

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
Valentine's Day, Italian Style
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Join the Italian Club to eat Italian sweets while writing Valentine's Day cards in Italian and making crafts for a nursing home!

Friday, February 18 until Saturday, February 19

(All day) Conference
22nd Annual Undergraduate Model European Union
Location:
Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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The Undergraduate Model European Union is an annual event for undergraduate students. The goal of the Model EU is to give students the opportunity to learn about the workings of the European Union through a hands-on simulation of a meeting of the European Council. Playing the role of presidents and prime ministers, students spend a weekend engaged in intense negotiations over current issues impacting the EU.

Friday, February 18

9:00 am Presentation
African Studies Visits Imani Christian Academy
Location:
Imani Christian Academy
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
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Joyce Mutsoli visited Imani Christian Academy to share a presentation about rural and urban schools in Kenya for Black History Month.

12:00 pm Information Session
Sciences Po Exchange Info Session
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
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The University of Pittsburgh offers a direct exchange program for GSPIA graduate
students with Sciences Po in Paris, France, one of the most prestigious universities in
France and in the world. Students have access to the majority of Sciences Po’s Master’s programs, though linguistic or academic prerequisites may exist. Courses are taught in English and/or French; proficiency in French is not required to take classes, write papers, or take exams for English language courses

For more information about available programs, visit the Sciences Po website. For a full list of programs and requirements, please click here.
Have additional questions? Be sure to contact Iris Matijevic (irm24@pitt.edu) or Kelly McDevitt (mcdevitt@pitt.edu) for more information.

3:00 pm Lecture
Postponed: Translating Early Modern China: Illegible Cities
Location:
via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Join us as Dr. Carla Nappi, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in History at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses her book, "Translating Early Modern China: Illegible Cities." This event is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later time.

3:30 pm Workshop
Introduction to Arctic Issues
Location:
1502 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Experiences Office along with Ford Institute for Human Security, Pitt Climate, Global Change Center and Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
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Learn from expert speakers about critical issues facing the Arctic region—such as climate change, Arctic security, and shifting cultural identities during the Anthropocene. Attendees will receive a resource book about future opportunities to explore Arctic topics.

Speakers include:
Brandon Boylan, GSPIA and European Studies Center Alum
Eitan Shelef, Associate Professor at Pitt and Pitt Climate Center researcher
Theresa Baughman, Artist, Pitt Studio Arts alumna
Representative from Kerecis, a biotechnology company that develops and markets regenerative grafts from fish skin

Refreshments will be provided for in-person attendees, as well as a Zoom link for remote attendees.

Register here - https://forms.gle/cpkuw8mnA45rNBor5

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