Friday, February 23, 2007

UCIS events Feb 24-Mar 1

Lecture--Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, Defining Ourselves and Being Defined: Globalization, Regionalism, and Multiculturalism
6:00 pm
Lower Lounge, William Pitt Union
Audience: Open to the public
Sponsored by: Center for Russian and East European Studies, Graduate Organizaion for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA)
Charles King, Georgetown University.
For more information, contact Drew Chapman - 412-648-7407

Dinner/Festival/Performance/Cultural Event--Chinese Coffeehouse and Spring Festival
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1st Floor of the William Pitt Union
Audience: All are welcome to attend
Sponsored by: Asian Studies Center, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Office of Cross-Cultural and Civic Leadership
The Asian Studies Center in collaboration with the Chinese Student and Scholars Association (CSSA) and Office of Cross-Cultural and Civic Leadership (O3CL), will be organizing the annual Chinese New Year's Celebration in February! The members of these organizations are working to throw a wonderful event, including exhibitions of Chinese opera masks and costumes, games, stage shows, karaoke, etc, for a large audience... Please join us at this wonderful event and learn about Chinese culture! Coffee House 5-6:30pm & Chinese Spring Festival from 6:30-11:00pm
For more information, contact Doreen Hernandez - 412-648-7426

Lecture--Sudan: It's History and how it affects current day issues in Darfur and the surrounding African regions
4:00 pm
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Audience: Open to the public
Cost: Free
Sponsored by: Global Studies Program, African Studies Program, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, Muslim Students Association at the University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Buba Misawa(an associate professor of political science at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA)will talk about the rich and vibrant history of Sudan from the 18th century till modern day times. He will cover how the Sudan was once a focal point and an area that received an influx of people from all over the continent for trade, commerce, education and cultural exchanges. He will also address issues that have led to today's current day problems in Sudan and put them into a historical, social and political perspective, and the consequences they have on the surrounding regions in Africa.
For more information, contact Veronica Dristas - 412-624-2918

Lecture--ASIA OVER LUNCH Lecture Series--Community-based Health Care in War-torn Afghanistan
12:00 PM
4130 Posvar Hall
Audience: All are welcome to attend
Sponsored by: Asian Studies Center
A lecture by Abdullah Hanif, H. J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellow in the UCIS Global Studies Program. Part of the ASC's ASIA OVER LUNCH Lecture Series. Free pizzas will be provided but please bring your own drink.
For more information, contact Dr. Brenda Jordan - 412-648-7763
Lecture--Lecture by Ian Rawson & Lucy Rawson
5:00 p.m.
University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh
Announced by: Center for Latin American Studies
In conjunction with the exhibition: Revolution, Ritual, and Remembrance
For more information, contact 412 648 2423

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