sábado, 7 de diciembre de 2013

CMU De-Stresser

Salsa-member mailing list

Hola S.A.L.S.A,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Classes are over and Finals are here! BUT DON'T STRESS! Join SALSA in De-Stressing for finals!

Monday December 9, at 10pm we will be running around Club Hunt dressed up as soccer players and we will be chasing one of the SALSA EBoard members, who will be dressed as a soccer ball! We will also be handing out candy bags to people in the library with encouraging messages to keep them motivated throughout this last week! 

We would like all of you to join us in this event! So on Monday at 10pm, you should come to club hunt room 125B dressed as as soccer player and expect a slight variation of this!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGOgDqaAjxU

Please come out and help your fellow classmates de-stress! Sign up using this google form, and let us know how you would like to participate:

Good Luck on finals! See you all soon!

Spanish And Latin Student Association
Carnegie Mellon University
UC 303

martes, 3 de diciembre de 2013

Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) DECEMBER 2013 Calendar

Coro Latinoamericano Christmas Concert

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: http://www.elcorolatino.com/


2014 Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference—University of


Date: March 21 – 22, 2014

For more information: Bravo@pitt.edu


The organizers invite students in any field to submit papers related to the topics of social and

public policy in Latin America. You may also propose to form a panel for presentation and

discussion. Example topics include but are not limited to: human security, immigration,

governance, social conflict, voting, and fiscal policy.

Please submit your topic with a brief description (approximately 75 to 100 words) through the

conference page in the CLAS website: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp_conference by

December 13, 2013.

You will be notified of the committee's decision by December 20, 2013.

The deadline for submission of final papers will be due March 1, 2014.

A limited number of travel grants up to $300 are available for students from outside of the Pittsburgh

area. The conference organizers will select the winning paper submissions.

Also check out our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/PittLASPP

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies


*Call** for Students: NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala*

The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala is now recruiting anthropology, occupational

therapy, public health, and other social science students for its four-week summer session: June 2 - 27,


The field school offers transdisciplinary learning to promote leadership in social justice through

collaboration with Guatemala-based NGO and other community partners.

*Graduate students and upper division undergraduate majors in applied or medical anthropology or

related social sciences are encouraged to apply via our website www.napaotguatemala.org

<http://www.napaotguatemala.org/> by December 31, 2013. * The field school is a project of the

NAPA-OT SIG (National Association for the Practice of Anthropology - Occupational Therapy and

Occupational Science Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group) of the American Anthropological

Association. Faculty include anthropologists and occupational therapists with credentials and interests in

health care access and human rights, child development, and public health.

The objectives of the program are:

· To explore efforts to achieve social justice in Guatemala, a country with a history of ethnic and class

violence · To examine health disparities in Guatemala through applied medical anthropology theory and

human rights discourse · To understand the determinants of health and basic epidemiology in developing

nations · To provide a transdisciplinary fieldwork opportunity to students of occupational therapy,

anthropology, and related subjects · To promote social justice through partnerships in and around

Antigua, Guatemala with NGOs, community groups, health care workers, and other social change agents ·

To explore the concept of "occupational justice" as an emerging practice area in occupational therapy and

applied anthropology

*Applicants students will have the opportunity to work in one of three project groups:*

- *NGOs and Primary Healthcare*

- *Pediatric Sensory Integration, Feeding, and Nutrition*

- *Sustainable Technology for Community Development*

Students also will study Spanish a minimum of 9 hours per week, working one-on-one with certified

language instructors at their own level and pace. Visit our website for more information at



Club de Español

For more information (or to subscribe to our announcements): pittspanishclub@gmail.com

Mesas will take place in the William Pitt Union room TBA from 6:30-7:30 pm instead of at Panera

Bread. We had an awesome turnout at the first sessions (big thank you to all who came!!), but there is just

not enough room there to fit all of us. So come to the Union on Wednesdays!



Caribbean & Latin American Student Association (CLASA)

For more information about CLASA events: pittclasa@gmail.com, http://pittclasa.wix.com/clasa or



Community and Coffee Outreach Coordinator

Building New Hope, a Pittsburgh-based 501c3 that promotes education and social justice in Central

America, seeks a part-time (10 hours/week) community outreach coordinator in Pittsburgh. Principal

responsibilities include:

•Developing and strengthening ties with businesses, schools, faith communities and NGOs in order

to increase sales of organic, fairly traded coffee, and educate the general public about fair trade

principles. This includes frequent communication (phone, email and face-to-face) with current

customers and outreach to potential customers including but not limited to schools/universities,

independent coffee shops, and community supported agriculture programs (CSAs).

•Coordinating outreach events in Greater Pittsburgh. Building New Hope attends a wide range of

public events where we talk about our projects, recruit volunteers, and do direct sales of coffee.

Tasks include identifying and registering for events; assisting with publicity; coordinating

volunteers; set-up and management of tabling during events; and helping to evaluate outreach


•Assisting with filling weekly coffee orders as needed.

•We seek someone with: Excellent organizational skills; an ability to work both independently and

collaboratively; strong communication skills, including public speaking; and a commitment to

social justice. Candidate should be prepared to compile reports for the Board of Directors regarding

their work. Experience in a leadership role or managing volunteers a plus. Knowledge of coffee,

principles of fair trade, and/or Central America preferred.

Position requires the ability to lift 50 pounds; own transportation; and some weekend/evening work.

Starting pay is $10-12/hour depending on experience plus reimbursement for gas.

Building New Hope offers a chance to work in a dynamic, informal environment with people who

are committed to promoting people-centered development based on principles of social justice and

environmental stewardship. Position starts immediately. Please send a resume and a letter of interest to:

buildnewhope@Verizon.net To learn more about Building New Hope: www.buildingnewhope.org


Research Internship for Students on Medicinal Plants, Traditional Medicine, and Medical

Anthropology in Northern Peru

Opportunity for students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences (including anthropology) to participate

in an eight week summer interdisciplinary research internship on medicinal plants, traditional medicine

and medical anthropology in the North of Peru, the site of an NIH undergraduate summer training grant

through San Diego State University.

The overall interdisciplinary project is a collaborative effort involving anthropologists, natural

products chemists, ethnobotanists, and physicians in the US and Peru. The Trujillo laboratory is located at

the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo on the coast; and the anthropological research is conducted at the

homes of curanderos (healers), at the Centro de Salud Complementaria (CAMEC) and ES Salud in

Trujillo, and at the medicinal plant gardens in Huamachuco in the Andean highlands.

Undergraduates should have completed approximately two years of coursework in a major related

to biomedical (pre med, predental, biological sciences) OR behavioral science (like anthropology), a

minimum GPA of 3.0 and/or show other evidence of exceptional interest and talent.

Undergraduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible for funding through

two grants.

1. Minority students are eligible for funding through National Institute of Health, Minority Health

and Health Disparities International Research Training Grant


2. UB Minority, first generation and low income students are eligible for funding through the

McNair scholars program http://cpmc.buffalo.edu/mcnair/pdfs/McNair_Application.pdf. The

application deadline for the June-July 2014 summer internship is January 15, 2014.

The cost for students who are not eligible for funding is $2800 (including airfare, lodging, local

transportation and food).

UB Graduate student participants must be advisees of Gail Willsky (Medical School), Ana

Mariella Bacigalupo (Anthropology), or Linda Kahn (Medical School) and must secure their own


We have two interrelated subprojects for this research internship:

1. Labwork coordinated by Professor Gail Willsky (UB School of Medicine)

gwillsky@buffalo.edu. The aim of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of medicinal plants used

to treat infectious disease by the Curanderos, or healers, of the North Coast Region of Peru. The

work will be done using microbiology and toxicology procedures. We will be studying the plants

using laboratory procedures that also involve plant collection, preparation of plant extracts and

phytochemistry. Previous microbiology laboratory skills and knowledge of Spanish are helpful

but not required.

2. Anthropology coordinated by Professor Ana Mariella Bacigalupo (UB anthropology)

anab@buffalo.edu with Douglas Sharon (UB Anthropology) sharon.douglas0@gmail.com, and

Linda Kahn (medical anthropologist, UB School of Medicine) lskahn@buffalo.edu. We will be

doing research in three areas 1) the cultural meanings and uses of medicinal herbs and herbal

mixtures by curanderos, 2) the collaboration between practitioners of modern medicine and

curanderos in phytotherapy, ethnobotany, pharmacy, and psychology; and

3. Patients' healthcare seeking behaviors, navigating traditional versus biomedical healthcare

systems, and the impacts of traditional medicine and ethnobotany on the improvement of local

public health care in Trujillo. ANTHROPOLOGY STUDENTS MUST BE FLUENT IN

SPANISH. Previous coursework on native healing traditions in Latin America and ethnographic

research methodologies are helpful.

Location: Trujillo Peru

http://www.go2peru.com/trujillo_travel_guide.htm is located in the North Desert region of Peru between

the sea and the Andes. It is the third largest city in Peru (Pop 811,979) and capital of La Libertad Region

of Peru. The city is near many important historical sites including the Moche Temple of the Sun and Moon (around 600AD) and the adobe city of Chan Chan (900 to 1470 AD, UNESCO world Heritage


The desert land is fertile and with irrigation -- even intensely water dependent crops such as rice

can be grown. June through August is winter in Peru with temperatures in the 50's-70's, only sweaters or

light jackets are needed. Travel to Machu Picchu can be arranged at the end of the program. Students can

swim in the pool of the hostel and surf in the ocean.

Immigration Office Secretary Position - Fluency in Spanish required

Schneck & Harley Immigration Law Group, LLP is hiring! We are looking to add a Part/Full Time Office

Secretary at our Pittsburgh Office. If you are passionate about helping Immigrants, possess strong

interpersonal skills, have a genuine interest in being of service to others, and have fluency in Spanish, you

should consider applying for this position. You can send your application to

contact@SHImmigration.com for consideration. Please see the job description and requirements visit:



Immigration Legal Secretary Position - Fluency in Spanish required

Schneck & Harley Immigration Law Group, LLP is hiring! We are looking to add a Part/Full Time Office

Secretary at our Pittsburgh Office. If you are passionate about helping Immigrants, possess strong

interpersonal skills, have a genuine interest in being of service to others, and have fluency in Spanish, you

should consider applying for this position. You can send your application to

contact@SHImmigration.com for consideration. Please see the job description and requirements visit:




Casa San Jose is looking for tutors for Kindergarten-age Latino children of immigrants

and Latino immigrant children

We are writing with some exciting news about a new program for Latino Children that Casa San Jose, is

in the process of launching. Casa San Jose's new program, Puentes Hacia el Future (Bridges to the Future)

will offer an after-school educational program to Kindergarten age Latino children. We are starting at

Beechwood Elementary School. I have spoken with Principal Sally Rifugiato and she is excited for the

program to begin. Casa San Jose has received a small grant from the Pittsburgh Child Guidance

Foundation to provide snacks and transportation assistance for both students and tutors. The School will

provide the materials.

The Bridges to the Future program will meet three days a week from 2:50PM until 4PM at

Beechwood K-5 Public School. The address is 810 Rockland Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15216. During this

time we will provide a snack after which we will separate the group of 17 students into small groups or

take them individually if we have enough volunteers. There is a T stop near the school which is

convenient to downtown for volunteers who need to use public transportation. There is plenty of parking

at the school after the buses leave. The children need support and reinforcement of English language

skills, reading and math concepts. We are anxious to launch this program and we're currently recruiting

volunteers to tutor the children. Volunteers DO NOT NEED TO SPEAK SPANISH. Please spread the

word to your students about this exciting new opportunity to support Latino youth and immigrant families

in Pittsburgh. We are trying to start the program ASAP as we have already secured funds to support it.

Please have anyone interested in volunteering send an email to casasanjosepittsburgh@gmail.com. They

can also call our office at 412-343-3111. Thanks so much for your help!

Sister Janice Vanderneck, CSJ

Director at Casa San Jose

933 Brookline Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15226

Vibrant Leaders' Summit

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2013

Time: 7:30 am

Location: One PNC Plaza

For more information: info@pittsburgh.alpfa.org or RJTorres@uss.com


Price No Charge

Vibrant Pittsburgh in collaboration with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and

ALPFA Pittsburgh invite you to an engaging half day summit for emerging leaders. Be inspired by Dr.

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, and President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County who

captivated the attention of employers and young professionals alike in his TEDx talk and 60

Minutes. Learn how to advance in your career with the power of personal branding, connect with other

emerging leaders, reflect on your personal and professional development, and share you experiences and



Pittsburgh Folk Festival--Multicultural Educational Program:

"Around the World in One Day"

Date: May 9, 2014

For more information: janagnew5@gmail.com

Bienvenid@s! Mottakelse! Boas-vindas! Empfang! ВІТАЄМО!

The Education Committee of the World Cultures Education Consortium of Western PA is pleased to

announce the "Around the World in One Day" Multicultural Education Program will return to the

Monroeville Convention Center in 2014. The date for the program will be Friday, May 9th, 2014.

Please SAVE THE DATE and share this information with your fellow teachers. We will send

you updated information on this year's program in the coming weeks. We look forward to once again

hosting your students in 2014 for this unique one-day multicultural educational experience!


Juan Diego DJ—Events

Translation Nights

Cavo Fridays 2013

Time: 9pm - 2am NO COVER

PRESENTING: COLOMBIAN & the Caribbean Connection Themed party

Date: Friday, December 13, 2013

Time: 9:00pm - 2:00am

Location: MC SPORTS BAR--Mexico City Restaurant (2nd floor)--409 WOOD ST, Pittsburgh,

PA 15222

Para mi gente de Colombia, tambien sus Vecinos como Venezuela y el Caribe!

Musica Tradicional, de Discoteca, y mezclas con Visuales EN VIVO mezclado a su placer...

Cumbia, Vallenato, Rock Pop, Salsa, and more!!

DJ MR JD7 (DJ Juan Diego Inc.) Cover $5

Official New Year's Salsa Night in Pittsburgh

Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Time: 8:00 pm to 2:00 am

Location: Mexico City Restaurant (409 wood St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222)

Live GUEST Salsa Band --$25-$30 (Includes Appetizers, Live Band and DJ)

For more information: Juandivii@hotmail.com; www.djjuandiego.com or 412.980.7653

COLOMBIA en Pittsburgh Events:

For more information: colombiaenpittsburgh@gmail.com

El 7 de Diciembre se hará la celebración del día de las velitas en el salón social de la iglesia

St.Regis en Oakland, 3235 Parkview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Será de 5 a 7 pm y habrá comida para la venta y velitas para prender.

Los esperamos!


Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) DECEMBER 2013 Calendar

The electronic version of the Center for Latin American Studies DECEMBER (2013) CALENDAR is available by clicking on the link below. 

http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/sites/www.ucis.pitt.edu.clas/files/december13_Calendar.pdf#pagemode=bookmarks (On the left side of the page you will see bookmarks with the content of the PDF document.)

NOTE: The bookmarks work on Internet Explorer and Firefox. If any issues opening the document, please let us know.

If you have any additions or changes to make, please send them to clas@pitt.edu 

In case you have problems with the link above, please try: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/ then click on CLAS monthly calendars.

Thank you


Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)

University Center for International Studies

University of Pittsburgh

4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, PA  15260

Office: 412-648-7392

Fax: 412-648-2199




lunes, 2 de diciembre de 2013

Tomorrow: Comala: Music in Rulfo's Pedro Páramo"by Ricardo Zohn-Muldon

"Comala: Music in Rulfo's Pedro Páramo"by Ricardo Zohn-Muldon

Date: December 3, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 4130 Posvar Hall
For more information: goldman@pitt.edu

This lecture is presented in conjunction with, and as an introduction to, the concert "Comala-un pueblo que huele a miel derramada," by Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, which will be performed on January 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Chatham University. Zohn-Muldoon's scenic cantata is based on Rulfo's novel and was composed between 2001 and 2004, and recorded in 2010 in an album that earned the composer a Pulitzer Prize nomination. The libretto was assembled from fragments extracted (without alteration) from the novel in the interest of preserving the poetic language of Rulfo. The work unfolds in thirteen continuous scenes, including scenes involving only living characters and, therefore, entirely theatrical.
Mexican-born composer Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon received his undergraduate degree in guitar and composition from the University of California at San Diego, and both a Master's degree and PhD in composition from the University of Pennsylvania, where his principal teacher was George Crumb. Zohn-Muldoon's honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Tanglewood Music Center (Omar del Carlo Foundation), Camargo Foundation, Endowment for Culture and the Arts of Mexico, a Mozart Medal from the Embassy of Austria in México, and commissions from the Fromm Foundation, U.S./Mexico Fund for Culture, and other noted institutions and ensembles in México, the U.S., and Europe.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and Alia Musica PittsburghCenter for Latin American Studies University Center for International Studies University of Pittsburgh
4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 S. Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-7392
Fax: 412-648-2199