jueves, 5 de abril de 2012

CLAS Weekly Update

Center for Latin American Studies

Upcoming Events




CLAS 19th Annual Honors Day


Join CLAS students, faculty, and staff to recognize honors received and goals achieved.

Keynote address by Shalini Puri (Associate Professor, Department of English, Director of the Literature Program, University of Pittsburgh) with reception to follow.

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ballroom B, University Club, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: contact the Center for Latin American Studies, 412-648-7392, clas@pitt.edu



Lectures and Workshops


Interdisciplinary Ink Latin American Lecture Series

“Políticas de la lectura, lecturas de la política: 2666 de Roberto Bolaño, a lecture by Chris Nielsen and Alejandro Sanchez Lopera (Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh)

This lecture is in Spanish

2666 nos hace una invitación incómoda: no hay secreto por descifrar en el libro, y no hay verdad final en el mundo esperando a ser revelada. Bolaño nos enfrenta así con la posibilidad de distintas políticas de la lectura, y nos convoca a habitar el libro para preguntarnos: ¿para qué leemos? ¿cómo leemos, si ya no hay secreto por revelar? A su vez, su invitación nos abre a diferentes lecturas sobre la política: ¿qué experiencia de la política podemos llegar a tener, si no hay verdad final del mundo? El desencuentro del lector que busca el secreto del libro, nos recuerda Bolaño, es el mismo desencuentro del sujeto que busca revelar la verdad trascendente del mundo; 2666 nos invita, precisamente, a pensar desde el desencuentro mismo.

Chris Nielsen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures. His work focuses on politics and aesthetics in contemporary Latin America.

Alejandro Sánchez Lopera holds an MA in Contemporary Social Research Problems from the IESCO Instituto de Estudios Sociales Contemporáneos (Universidad Central, Colombia). Alejandro is currently working on a project on melodrama and violence in Latin America.

Date: Friday, April 6, 2012

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: 208B Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

Sponsored by Arts & Sciences GSO and the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures


“Borges, Social Order, and Human Action” a lecture by Silvia Dapía (John Jay College, City University of New York)

Silvia Dapía is the author of Die Rezeption der Sprachkritik Fritz Mauthners im Werk von Jorge Luis Borges (Böhlau Verlag, 1993) and of numerous articles on Borges and philosophy. The talk she will present here is part of her forthcoming book Representation, Reality and Subjectivity: J. L. Borges and Post-Analytic Philosophy.

Date: Monday, April 9, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: 119 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

Sponsored by The Borges Center and the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh


“Racial Inequality in Brazil and the United States,” a Provost Inaugural Lecture by G. Reid Andrews (Distinguished Professor, History, University of Pittsburgh)

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: 2500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh


Moira J. Whitehead Memorial Lecture

“The Successful Elimination of Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Children’s Health and Healthcare,a Special Lecture of Pediatric Grand Rounds by Glenn Flores, MD, FAAP (Director, Division of General Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health, UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center Dallas, TX)

Dr. Flores is Professor of Pediatrics, Clinical Sciences, and Public Health; Director of the Division of General Pediatrics; the Judith and Charles Ginsburg Endowed Chair in Pediatrics; and the Director of the Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship at UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center Dallas. He is a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force, and Chair of the Research Committee of the Academic Pediatric Association. He is a member of the Committee on Pediatric Research of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the editorial board of Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, and the National Advisory Committees of the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Amos Medical Faculty Development Program and RWJ Aligning Forces for Quality Program. He has provided a Congressional Research Briefing, testified in the US Senate, provided invited written testimony for the US House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee, and recently presented a briefing to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration for Children and Families. He was an invited speaker at the National Summit on America’s Children convened by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. He has served as a consultant and national advisory committee member for the US Surgeon General, Institute of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), American Medical Association, National Hispanic Medical Association, First Focus, and the Sesame Street Workshop.

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2012

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, John G. Rangos Sr. Conference Center, Lawrenceville

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences



Student Groups’ Special Events


11th Annual Brazilian Festival: “Você já foi a Bahia?
Come enjoy free, traditional Brazilian cuisine, music and dance performances by numerous Brazilians and student artists, including the Brazil Nuts
Grupo de Dança and Grupo de MPB (Música Popular Brasileira), as well as Lilly Abreu, a Brazilian jazz singer, and Grammy-award winning performer Kenia. Timbeleza, a Pittsburgh-based samba bateria (percussion band), and Unção Capoeira, a Brazilian martial arts group, will also make appearances. Focusing on the state of Bahia and its beautiful and diverse culture, Brazil Nuts' 11th Annual Brazilian Festival will be a night of music, dance, delicious food and generally good times.

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time: 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Location: Assembly Room, William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: brazil@pitt.edu

Sponsored by the Brazil Nuts Portuguese Club, University of Pittsburgh


CLASA Festival

Sponsored by the Caribbean & Latin American Student Association (CLASA), University of Pittsburgh

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Posvar Hall Patio, University of Pittsburgh


Multicultural Fiesta

This event will include organizations from various cultures/heritages with club information and food. We'll also have a variety of performances and then music and dancing.

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time: 10:00 p.m. - Midnight

Location: Ballroom, O'Hara Student Center, 4024 O’Hara Street, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: pittspanishclub@gmail.com

Sponsored by the Spanish Club, University of Pittsburgh




The following list of events is provided as a service to the community by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), University of Pittsburgh. CLAS neither recommends nor endorses these events and activities. Please address questions or comments about the events to the contact provided and not to the Center.


Salud para Niños - Birmingham Clinic

Free Pediatric & Flu Immunization Clinics

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Care Mobile

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012 (Every 2nd Saturday of the Month)

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Salvation Army, 54 S. 9th Street, Southside

For more information: http://www.chp.edu/spanishclinic, 412-692-6000 (option 8), http://www.chp.edu/saludparaninos

(Appointment and health insurance are NOT required)



Global Beats: Café con Leche!

A celebration of musical collaborations from around the world! Cranking up the music this month are Latina DJs Sara Vicious and DJ Becx who will also breakout to perform with Unção Capoeira, Pittsburgh. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, music and dance!

Date: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time: 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Location: AVA Lounge, 126 S. Highland Avenue, East Liberty

Cost: $5 cover charge

For more information, please visit: www.loveglobalbeats.com



If you have an announcement related to a Latin American/Caribbean activity taking place that

you would like to share with others interested in the region, please send details

no later than Tuesday of the week prior to the event to:

Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh,

4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260;

Phone: 412 648 7392; Fax: 412 648 2199; E-mail: clas@pitt.edu




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