CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (CLAS)
UPDATES for 02/10/14 to 02/28/14
"Sleep Dealer": Film Screening & Discussion with Director Alex Rivera
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Time: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Frick Arts Building, Room 125 (Auditorium)
For more information: Armando Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com
This event is free and open to the public
Sleep Dealer is set in a future, militarized world marked by closed borders, virtual labor and a global digital network that joins minds and experiences, where three strangers risk their lives to connect with each other and break the barriers of technology. Please join us for a film screening with a Q&A with the director, Alex Rivera.
Sponsored by Professor John Beverley, the University Honors College, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, the Film Studies Program, and the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh.
Body and Community Mapping Workshop
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: 3911 Posvar Hall
For more information: Marcela González Rivas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited—RSVP to email@example.com
Professor Elizabeth Sweet of Temple University will be leading the workshop. Her research uses these approaches as a methodology in women's focus groups for issues of gender violence in Latin America and in immigrant communities. Community mapping is a commonly used participatory methodology to assess a neighborhood or a community created by the community itself. Body mapping is the process of creating maps of the human body using art techniques with the goal of representing people's social experiences.
Sponsored by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.
Brazil Nuts' Valentine's Day Bake Sale
Come out and support Brazil Nuts!
Selling Brigadeiros and Beijinhos—typical Brazilian desserts!
Date: February 14, 2014
Time: noon to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lower Level, William Pitt Union
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Readings from the Forthcoming Book on the Death of Roque Dalton"
by Horacio Castellanos Moya (Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Iowa)
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: 602 CL
For more information: email@example.com
Sponsored by the Department Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies.
"Brazil Today Mini-Course"
Date: February 21-23, 2014
Location: 2400 Sennott Square, University of Pittsburgh
To meet student interests and time constraints, the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University collaborate to offer intensive courses on topics of interest, taught by expert faculty, with lectures from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, followed by a research paper. The courses are 1 credit hour or 3 units for CMU students, with about 14 hours of lectures and an expected 30 hours of work for the paper.
These courses are also open and free to the K-12 teaching community, business and community members.
The courses have focused on countries with emerging economies: Brazil, India, China, Russia, and South Africa (BRICS) and, in February 2014, "Brazil Today" will be offered.
You can register for "Brazil Today" as you would for any other course. The course number for Pitt students is ECON 1903-1010 (10554). For additional information or questions, please contact Veronica Dristas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registered students are required to complete specified follow up assignments to receive full credit.
"Identity, Authenticity and Expertise: Quechua Literacy Regimes in the Peruvian Andes"
by Virginia Zavala (Professor of Linguistics and Director of the MA Program, Departamento de Humanidades, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)
Date: February 26
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall A51, Carnegie Mellon University
For more information: Mariana Achugar email@example.com
Based on ethnographic research about a language regime favoring Quechua in Apurímac in the southern Peruvian Andes, this paper will address the disconnect between how the region is being imagined as a community of apurimeños at the level of official documents and how power relationships emerge when social actors interpret them.
Sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University's Dietrich College Office of the Dean, Modern Languages, and Global Studies and the Language and the Literacy and Culture Program, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh.
SAVE THE DATE
"The General and the Music Teacher: Tracing Orality in the Dirty War Archives of Chile"
by Steven J. Stern (Vice-Provost for Faculty and Staff and Alberto Flores Galindo Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Date: March 20, 2014
Time: (to be determined, but in the afternoon)
Location: Room 2500, Posvar Hall
Professor Stern's work spans the Andes, Mexico, and Chile from colonial times to the present. His most recent books are: Remembering Pinochet's Chile: On the Eve of London, 1998 (2004), which received an honorable mention for the Bryce Wood Award of the Latin American Studies Association; Battling for Hearts and Minds: Memory Struggles in Pinochet's Chile, 1973-1988 (2006), which was awarded the 2007 Bolton-Johnson Prize of the Conference on Latin American History; and Reckoning with Pinochet: The Memory Question in Democratic Chile (2010).
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh.
2014 Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference—University of Pittsburgh
Dates: March 21 – 22, 2014
For more information: Bravo@pitt.edu
Also check out our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/PittLASPP
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh
The 10th Undergraduate Research Symposium on Latin America and the Caribbean
Call for papers
Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Location: University of Pittsburgh main campus—Room TBA
For more information: contact Gonzalo Lamana (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Present your research with other undergraduate students on any topic related to Latin American and Caribbean societies and cultures, past and present. Presentations can be made in Spain, English, or Portuguese.
Submit a 150-200 word abstract to Lucy DiStazio at email@example.com; deadline for submissions: March 15th, 2014.
Sponsored by the Department Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies.
Theorizing Fieldwork in the Humanities
Dates: Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29, 2014
Location: 4217 Posvar Hall
More information to come!
A Colloquium at The University of Pittsburgh Conversations amongst scholars from the Humanities and the Social Sciences towards a public discourse about the role of fieldwork in humanities scholarship on the global south.
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Research and Scholarship Program, Humanities Center, English Department, and the Charles Crow Fund.
The 34th Annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: Noon to 10:00 p.m.
Location: First floor of Posvar Hall—Galleria
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Med Health Services and Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute, and the Latin American Cultural Union.
"In the Heights": Stage Production and Research/Practice Symposium
In the Heights—musical-theatre production
Dates: March 27 to April 6, 2014
Location: Charity Randall Theatre, University of Pittsburgh main campus
For times and tickets: http://www.play.pitt.edu/content/heights
Research/Practice Symposium—Public Praxis: Performing, Race and History
Dates: April 4 and 5, 2014
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The symposium will explore critical questions of race, gender, and class through performance research and practice. It will challenge attendees and participants to (re)position "art-makin" (threatre, music, dance and visual art) as "theory-making" (that is: representation, as research, as politics, as experiment…) both historically and in the current moment.
Sponsored by the American Society for Theatre Research and the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Latin American Studies, Cultural Studies Program, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Department of Sociology, and Department of Theatre Arts
STUDENT CLUB ACTIVITIES
For club activities and events schedule, please contact each group.
Club de Español
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Caribbean and Latin American Student Association (CLASA)
COMMUNITY EVENTS AND CULTURAL EVENTS
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.
La Mendocina Valentine's Celebration
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Come and join us for a Celebration of friendship and love. You will taste Argentine Tapas from our menu with an International Dessert Table, enjoy fantastic music from grupo "Besame" and mingle with other Latin professionals in a beautiful atmosphere.
Cash bar/Door prizes
LACU Members: $50.00 Non-members $60.00
Space is limited, so please send your RSVP by 2/10 and payments to:
1437 Jefferson Heights Rd. Pittsburgh, Pa 15235
Brazilian Carnaval—Mardi Gras
Come and dance with Timbeleza, the Pittsburgh Samba Group and DJ Juan Diego!
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Cavo Price: $15
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrastão da Alegria – a Brazilian Carnaval Party
Live Music by New York's Nation Beat
DJ Carla Canarinho from Brazilian Radio Hour from WRCT 88.3 FM
Timbeleza Percussion Group
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Location: Roland's Seafood Grill – 2nd floor
At Roland's Seafood Grill – 2nd floor
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Salud para Niños
For more information: Diego.ChavesGnecco@chp.edu with the Subject: SUBSCRIBE SALUD PARA NINOS UPDATES, NEWS AND FUTURE EVENTS
Or visit www.chp.edu/spanishclinic
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
University Center for International Studies
University of Pittsburgh
4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260