lunes, 31 de marzo de 2014

Center for Latin American Studies~~~Updates!

CLAS EVENTS

 

Out of Sight, Out of Mind Intercultural Nurse Technicians in the Peruvian Amazon

By Maria Amalia Pesantes Villa, PhD Candidate--Department of Anthropology--University of Pittsburgh

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2016

Time: 12:00 Noon

Location: Anthropology Lounge, 3106 WWPH

 

Organization and Growth among Early Complex Societies in Central Pacific Panama

by Adam Berrey, PhD Candidate—Department of Anthropology—University of Pittsburgh

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014

Time: 3pm

Location: Anthropology Lounge, 3106 Posvar Hall

 

"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: lisajsch@pitt.edu

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

 

La construcción de un autor provincial

by Claudia Rosa, Universidad Nacional de Entre Ríos, Argentina

Date: April 10, 2014

Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: TBA

For more information: Lud3@pitt.edu

Claudia Rosa is the editor of the recent two-volume edition of the complete works of Carlos Mastronardi, who was also the subject of her doctoral dissertation. She has published widely on Argentine writers, particularly those of the "litoral" region. This talk will focus on Horacio Rega Molina, Juan L. Ortiz and Arnaldo Calveyra.

 

Sponsored by: The Department of Hispanic Language and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

 

Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.?  A Documentary

by Heather Arnet

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Time: 7:15 pm

Location: 3911 W.W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

In January 2013, Heather Arnet, Women and Girls Foundation CEO traveled to Brazil to explore the changing political and economic roles women are playing in Brazil's global leadership. The one-hour documentary explores how women are emerging as political leaders around the world, how Brazil came to elect its first woman president, Dilma Rousseff, in 2010, what impact her presidency is having on global markets, women's rights and opportunities, and what American women and businesses can learn from the Brazilian experience.

 

A panel discussion will follow the screening and will include:

•           Heather Arnet, CEO of Women and Girls Foundation and writer/director of the film;

•           Erin Molchany, PA State Representative, 22nd Legislative District of Allegheney County and

•           Dr. Gabriels Tarouco, Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Department of Political Science

•           Co-sponsored by Brazil Nuts Portuguese Club, Campus Women's Organization at Pitt, Center for Latin American Studies, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and University Honors College

Refreshments will be served.

 

Social Movements and World-System Transformation: Prospects and Challenges--Political Economy of the World System

38th Annual Conference

Date: April 10-12, 2014

For conference program and information visit: http://www.sociology.pitt.edu/PEWSConference.htm

 

Conference Co-Organizers:  Michael Goodhart, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh; Jules Lobel, Bessie McKee Wathour Endowed Chair, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Patrick Manning, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History and Director of World History Center, University of Pittsburgh; John Markoff, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh; Jackie Smith, Professor of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh Conference Co-Sponsors: The Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, School of Law, World History Center, Humanities Center, University Center for International Studies Hewlett International Grants Program, Center for Latin American Studies,  European Union Center of Excellence and European Studies Center (EUCE/ESC), and the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

The Poetics of Rediscovery: New Paths in Latin American Documentary

Film screenings and Q&A with documentaries: Julio Ramos (Puerto Rico) and Alex Schlenker (Ecuador)

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m. Roundtable discussion with University of Pittsburgh faculty from several departments

Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Coordinated by: Amigos del Cine

The symposium will be a one-day event with a morning and an afternoon screening, each preceded by an introduction by the filmmakers and followed by both a question-and-answer session and a final round table, where University of Pittsburgh faculty from several departments will contribute their insights on the films. We will present two works by scholar and filmmaker Julio Ramos: the first on Afro-Cuban filmmaker and poet Guillén Landrián, the less-well-known nephew of Cuba's national poet Nicolás Guillén, and the second an uncovering of the stories behind the murals Diego Rivera painted in the city of Detroit. The latter, titled Detroit's Rivera, highlights the archival work required for the making documentaries. Rounding out the program will be Chigualeros, by director Alex Schlenker, the tale of the career of an Ecuadoran band and their struggles for sending their music out into the world beyond their community's adoring fans.

Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Latin American Studies, School of Education, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Department of History, Department of Instruction and Learning, Department of English, Film Studies, Humanities Center, and Department of Theatre Arts 

 

 

STUDENT EVENTS:

 

Brazil Nuts

For more information about Brazil Nuts events: brazil@pitt.edu or http://www.pitt.edu/~brazil


Festival Brasileiro – Brazil Nuts

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 6pm - 10pm

Location: University of Pittsburgh

 

Sponsored by: Student Government Board, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Department of Hispanic Language and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh

 

Caribbean and Latin American Student Association (CLASA)

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

            The Caribbean and Latin American Student Association (CLASA) events:

 

CARIBBEAN WEEK

Date: March 31 to April 4, 2014

Tuesday: Dance Workshop---teaching popular Caribbean dances to participants.

Wednesday: Caribbean Pride Day to celebrate the Caribbean heritage by wearing the color Caribbean countries.

Thursday: A discussion on Traditional Caribbean Values.

 

CARNIVAL

            Date: April 5, 2014

            Time: 10:00 a.m. -2:00 a.m.

            Location: Posvar Hall Patio

            For more information:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB_7EtpDEVs

Follow CLASA in Instagram and Twitter @Pitt_CLASA

 

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

clas@pitt.edu

Thursday Salsa classes start this week! Squirrel Hill

SalsaRitmoDance.org

 

Salsa Beginner level: Thursdays, 7-8pm
Salsa Intermediate level: Thursdays, 8-9pm


Youtopia Studio

1918 Murray Ave, Squirrel Hill, PA  15217

Weekly classes start April 3, 2014

1 FREE class on your punch card w/ purchase of 5 classes , Cost - $10. per class

Student discount w/ valid ID


Linda or Mark for info: 412.244.0514 or Linda@SalsaRitmoDance.org

 

Get on the Dance Floor!

                                                                                                                                    

 

viernes, 28 de marzo de 2014

DATE CHANGE for Girl Rising film

The organizers have changed the date for this screening to Thursday, April 24.


Location & time is unchanged: 

7:30 PM at southside Works Cinema

 

Apologies for any inconvenience.



Friends, thought I would pass along a note about another local screening of Girl Rising, a narrative documentary about nine girls from nine nations, including Haiti, Peru, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Egypt, Afghanistan, Nepal, India and Cambodia.

It is showing at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 10 at the SouthSide Works Cinema. Tickets are $10 purchased through the link below.

I had the opportunity to see it at a screening last month, and found it incredibly moving on multiple levels: as art, as advocacy, and as gorgeously photographed, innovative filmmaking. It is a documentary that gracefully interweaves facts about the ways education can improve girls' lives with dramatic elements that make for a powerful experience.

A young friend is organizing this showing as part of his work with his high school's human rights club.The viewing is tentative until 40 people register to attend via this link: https://gathr.us/screening/7496

 

Even if you can't attend, please pass the word to any/all you know who might be interested. 

 

Thanks! 

Bonnie


Girl Rising
Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change lives, communities and maybe even the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls' remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.

 

miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2014

Center for Latin American Studies~~~Updates!

Panoramas Latin American Roundtable: Costa Rica—2nd Round Elections 2014: Video Conference

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time: Noon

Room: 4217 Posvar Hall
Discussion on the upcoming elections with scholars from the University of Pittsburgh

and La Universidad de Costa Rica.

MODERATOR

Juan Manuel Muñoz
Political Scientist

PANELISTS

Ciska Raventos
Sociologist and Researcher in Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos CIEP-UCR

Adrian Pignataro
Political scientist and Researcher in Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos CIEP-UCR

Steffan Gomez
Political Scientist and Researcher Programa Estado de la Nacion

Ronald Alfaro
Political Science Department - University of Pittsburgh

Leonardo Solano
Linguistics Department - University of Pittsburgh

 

For more information contact: bravo@pitt.edu or lavst12@pitt.edu

Discussion on the upcoming elctions with scholars from the University of Pittsburgh and La Universidad de Costa Rica.

 

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

 

 

Pitt Law's Challenging Authority a Symposium in Honor of Derrick Bell 

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Location: Alcoa Room—Law School

The event features several scholars from across the country, including the biggest names in Latino Critical Race Theory, such as Ian Haney López, Richard Delgado, Juan Perea and others. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information (including a detailed agenda)  http://www.law.pitt.edu/events/2014/03/lrsmarch2014 or email me at: jrose@pitt.edu.

 

 

Theorizing Fieldwork in the Humanities

Date: Friday and Saturday, March 28 - 29, 2014

Room: 3911 Posvar Hall

For more information: clas@pitt.edu

A colloquium at the University of Pittsburgh featuring 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.

Working papers will be circulated in advance to registered participants.

Program: http://www.clasconference.org/node/22

Website: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/theorizing_fieldwork    

Registration is free but required: http://www.clasconference.org/node/21

Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Latin American Studies, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Faculty Research and Scholarship Program, Humanities Center, and English Department, and the Charles Crow Fund

 

 

The 10th Undergraduate Research Symposium on Latin America and the Caribbean

Call for papers

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014

Location: Gold Room—University Club (Welcome ceremony and lunch)

     528 and 531 Alumni Hall (Symposium)

For more information: contact Gonzalo Lamana (lamana@pitt.edu)

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.

 

Sponsored by the Department Hispanic Languages and Literatures and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

 

 

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

For more information contact: dms180@pitt.edu or visit: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/festival

 

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: lisajsch@pitt.edu

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

 

 

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

clas@pitt.edu

 

 

martes, 25 de marzo de 2014

WEEK TWO FILMS! - 2014 CMU International Film Festival: Faces of Work

 

 


2014 CMU International Film Festival: Faces of Work

WEEK TWO FILMS!

All foreign language films are accompanied by English subtitles.


The Cleaner   (Peru, 2012)
Directed by Adrián Saba
Tuesday, March 25 -- 7:30pm @ McConomy Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University


Click here for more information.

The Cleaner captures the story of a forensic cleaner whose life changes during a mysterious epidemic outbreak in Lima when he discovers an 8-year-old boy seeking refuge in his apartment during the chaos. The two form a companionship that gradually reveals the unexpected fostering of humanity amidst an environment of destruction.

Enjoy a post-screening discussion with 23 year-old director, Adrián Saba!  There will also be a reception courtesy of La Feria. 

Open City of Amereida (Chile/USA, 2013)
Directed by Andres Tapia-Urzua 
Friday, March 28 -- 9:00pm @ Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Avenue 


Click here for more information.

In 1970, students and teachers from the faculty of Architecture at the Catholic University of Valparaíso founded the Open City of Amereida in Ritoque, Chile. This city is conceived as an architecture laboratory where, for several decades, work has been done in one of architectural education's most radical experiments.

There will be a post-screening Q&A with Director Andres Tapia-Urzua and a reception featuring Chilean wine!

 


 

Regular Admissions: $5 seniors and students* | $8 'workers'
Full Access Festival Pass: $25 seniors and students* | $50 'workers'

*present a valid student/OSHER ID when picking up tickets for student pricing

Tickets available at the door or at
www.cmu.edu/faces/tickets.html

Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets now!

 


 

The eighth edition of the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, sponsored by the Humanities Center, is dedicated to the legacy of world-renowned filmmaker, psychologist, and Carnegie Mellon professor, Paul Goodman, and to his professional focus on the human challenges and achievements of diverse groups of workers worldwide.  Audiences will have the opportunity to explore “Faces of Work” through the Pittsburgh premiere screenings of new, distinctive, and award-winning international films and documentaries from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Sweden, Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Austria, France, Egypt, Chad, Rwanda, Iran, India, Israel, China, and the USA.  More than a screening experience, the Faces Festival will offer Q&A sessions with directors, artists, and academics, live musical performances, international food receptions, and more!

 


 


         

 



We hope to see your faces in the audience!

Visit us at
cmu.edu/faces

 

 

lunes, 24 de marzo de 2014

Open City of Amereida by Andres Tapia-Urzua | Invitation

Friday, March 28, 9pm @ MELWOOD SCREENING ROOM

477 Melwood Ave. (at Pittsburgh Filmmakers)

 

Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival 2014

Faces of Work

 

Presents

 

 

 

For more information: http://www.cmu.edu/faces/

 

You may like this, even better, if you are interested in:

Architecture, Design, Art, Poetry, Education, Politics, Latin America, Utopian Communities, Alternative Living, Experimental Habitats, Experimental Architecture, History, Sociology, South America, Chile.

 

 

Sincerely … Andres

 

Andres Tapia-Urzua | The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Department Chair,

Digital Filmmaking & Video Production / Visual Effects & Motion Graphics / Audio Production
420 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1328
Phone: 1.412.291.6423 or 1.877.532.8941
Fax: 1.412.263.3715

 

 

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Violeta Went to Heaven, directed by Andrés Wood

This Sunday, March 30th, 2014 :: 6:30 PM-9 PM at Chatham University at Sanger Hall


Violeta Went to Heaven, directed by Andrés Wood
Sundance Film Festival, Best Picture
 
A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.

Sunday, March 30th, 2014 :: 6:30 PM-9 PM at Chatham University at Sanger Hall

Parking is free on weekends. You may park in any parking spot.

Film Screening and Discussion Panel Hosted By Carolina Loyola-Garcia

 

Dancing4Health | DanzandoXSalud

Dancing4Health: A traditional dance program that aims to promote culture and health!

This program in being possible thanks to the partnership and sponsorship of Highmark. Participants will be able to promote and learn about the different Latino cultures through dance, while at the same time tracking their health and learning about how physical activity improves their well-being. Participants will also be part of our LACU Dancing Group and will present in several events through the Hispanic Heritage Month.

 

Although it is a paid program, LACU Members and members of the LACU Partners will have priority and special discounts. Registration fees will pay the required clothing for the dance. However, for those interested in participating, but may not have the resources to pay, we will offer scholarships, but they have to be recommended by the leader or coordinator of the LACU Partner organization.

 

Registrations will start on March 29th at the Latin American and Caribbean Festival. Specific dates and location of the program will be published after a survey that will be conducted at the Festival. It is our great desire to make this program accesible and convinient for ALL!

 

For more information about Dancing4Health visit: http://www.lacunet.org/#!dancing4health/c1nv7

 

 

domingo, 23 de marzo de 2014

Culinary Gala

Hello S.A.L.S.A,

 

Hope you've all had a great weekend!

We would like to invite you all the Culinary Gala! it will take place this Tuesday March 25. In the UC from 4-6pm.

 

S.A.L.S.A will be making polvorones, a delicious spanish shortbread!

 

We've had them at events before, and everyone loves them! 

S.A.L.S.A will be meeting up tomorrow at 6:30 in Fairfax apartment 804 to make them. So if you want to learn to make these delicious treats stop by!

 

Please text the S.A.L.S.A president, Gisell, if you have any questions:

973-303-1302

 

We hope to see you at the Gala! 

--
Spanish And Latin Student Association
Carnegie Mellon University
UC 303

 

Elections, Movie night, Deloitte Consulting, SKYZONE!, international Film Festival!


Welcome back S.A.L.S.A! 

Hope you all had a wonderful spring break and came back well rested!!

We have a lot of exciting news to share with you!

Elections:
Eboard elections will be happening on April 3rd at 5:30pm. Please email S.A.L.S.A if you are interested in having a position. Even if you are not actively involved you can still have a role. It will be a great way to get involved on campus and to take part in shaping S.A.L.S.A!

Movie night:
We will be having a movie night on April 6th at 9pm! We will be watching Pulling Strings! Here's the link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vogsu7EYz8Q

Don't miss the chance to watch  a great move, share in a good time with other members, and meet since this weekend will coincide with COD it will also be a great opportunity to meet potential students and let them know about your CMU experience. 

Deloitte Consulting:
If you are considering or are interested in knowing more about a consulting firm, come to Deloitte consulting's diversity event. It will be a chance to learn about consulting a chance to network with Deloitte's executives.  

Time: Friday April 4th, 3:30PM – 5:00 PM

Location: Mellon Auditorium (Tepper)

Dress: Business Casual

 

Due to  limited space, please RSVP to McKenna Houston @ mchouston@deloitte.com by March 28th, 2014


Skyzone:


S.A.L.S.A will be celebrating it's birthday in Skyzone, an indoor trampoline park. Please email us to let know if you are interested in attending. The trip will take place the third weekend in April! 

Here is the sky zone website! take a look at it and let us know!


http://www.skyzone.com/leetsdale#14600399-birthdaysgroups



There will be an International Film Festival!

March 25th, 7:30pm in McConomy

tickets are $5


More emails will be sent with more details about the upcoming events! We hope to see you in most of them!!




Spanish And Latin Student Association
Carnegie Mellon University
UC 303

miércoles, 19 de marzo de 2014

CLAS Sponsored Upcoming Events

TOMORROW--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 and Hilldale Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Room 2500, Posvar Hall

For more information: Laura Gotkowitz lgotkowi@pitt.edu or Luz Amanda Hank lavst12@pitt.edu

The fascinating archival trail of a remarkable music teacher kidnapped and disappeared by the Chilean secret police in 1974 provokes a new approach, methodologically and substantively, to the "dirty war" history of Chile and South America.

The lecture will draw out the oral foundations of written archives, the human issues at stake during the "dirty war" dictatorship, and a dramatic direct connection to General Augusto Pinochet.

 

Professor Stern is award-winning author of numerous books and articles on the Andes, Mexico, and Chile from colonial times to the present. His most recent books include Battling for Hearts and Minds: Memory Struggles in Pinochet's Chile, 1973-1988 (Duke, 2006); Reckoning with Pinochet: The Memory Question in Democratic Chile (Duke, 2010); and a co-edited volume on The Human Rights Paradox: Universality and Its Discontents (Wisconsin, 2014). In 2012, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), and the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh

 

 

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

Date: Friday and Saturday, March 21 – 22, 2014

Location: University Club—University of Pittsburgh

For more information: Bravo@pitt.edu

 

Keynote Address

Who Aint a Slave: Slavery in Fact and Herman Melville's Fiction

By Greg Grandin

Professor of History, New York University

Friday, March 21, 12:45 p.m.

 

More information is available online at: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/laspp_conference   

Free and open to the public

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

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh