jueves, 12 de febrero de 2015

Events for Today and next week--CLAS @ PITT--mark your calendars!

For other information and events, please visit our calendar at http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/calendars (February 2015 Calendar).


Latest issue of Panoramas!!!

Panoramas Newsletter—Center for Latin American Studies at Pitt

Panoramas is a forum dedicated to spreading innovative research and ideas about Latin America to an academically oriented audience.


Our website http://www.panoramas.pitt.edu receives more than 5,000 unique visits from Latin Americanists from all the world. Hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh, Panoramas offers a unique opportunity to Latin Americanists from any discipline to briefly present their research to a cross-disciplinary audience. We accept summaries of books and papers recently published in academic journals and columns of opinions in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. If you are interested in contributing to Panoramas, please contact Coordinating Editor Ignacio Arana Araya at submissions.panoramas@gmail.com, or simply follow the submissions tab on our homepage to create an account.


Panoramas Round Tables: An open discussion led by CLAS Director Scott Morgenstern on Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino issues.

            Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2014

            Time: Noon

            Location: 4130 Posvar Hall

For more information contact: Luis Bravo bravo@pitt.edu or Luz Amanda Hanklavst12@pitt.edu


Pizza provided.

For updates visit:


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



Pitt and CLAS Events


Dog in the Manger


Lope De Vega and David Johnston; directed by Dennis Schebetta

Date: Thursday, February 12 – 22, 2015

Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8PM

Sunday Matinees at 2PM

Location: Charity Randall Theatre, 4200 Fifth Ave

For more information: Call 412-624-PLAY or visit www.play.pitt.edu

In this sexy new translation of a Spanish golden age classic, Lope de Vega's romantic comedy of class and desire sizzles to life. Set in luxurious 17th century Naples, a haughty Countess, Diana, rejects her many suitors and falls in love instead with her handsome young secretary, Teodoro, who is actually in love with Diana’s maid. A hilarious tug of war ensues as Diana’s private struggle nearly drives Teodoro mad. Along the way, she must prevent the servants from figuring out the truth and fend off the advances of two ridiculous gentleman suitors. Will the Countess be able to scheme a plot to end all plots in order to get her man (probably, this is a comedy)?

Director Dennis Schebetta is a writer, director, actor and teacher of film and theatre. He won the Ellen Weiss Kander Award for the Steeltown Film Factory Competition for his script MY DATE WITH ADAM. The film premiered at the 2013 Three Rivers Film Festival and has since been an official selection of the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival, The Phoenix International Film Festival, Sci-Fi London Film Festival, 4th Annual Robot Film Festival and won Best Comedy Short at the 2014 High Desert International Film Festival.

Graduate Assistant Director Julian Stetkevych is a Teaching Fellow and M.F.A. candidate in Performance Pedagogy. He was an actor and teaching artist in New York City for 8 years, including private audition coaching and teaching with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

For more information, photos, or to speak with the artists, please contact Josh Storey at 412-624-0933 or jstorey@pitt.edu.


International Career Toolkit Series

Date: Thursday February 12, 2015--Teaching English Abroad

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: 4217 Posvar Hall

For more information visit: www.ucis.pitt.edu/global

Save the date! 2/27, 3/25 and 3/27

Information about international opportunities for undergraduate students.

Sponsored by African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center For Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, International Business Center, and Study Abroad Office at the University of Pittsburgh.


Interested in a diplomatic career?

            Date: Friday, February 13, 2015

            Time: Noon

            Location: 4217 Posvar Hall

Discussion with Dennis Jett. Author of American Ambassadors: The Past, Present, and Future of America's Diplomats

Ever wonder who becomes an American ambassador and what they do? Professor (and former ambassador) Dennis Jett will explain that and also describe how the country to which a person is sent as ambassador can be influenced by money, religion, politics, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. While some say that communications technology has made the role of an ambassador unnecessary and largely symbolic, Jett will explain why they are more important than ever.

Dennis Jett is a professor of international affairs at Pennsylvania State University. A former career diplomat, he served 28 years in the State Department in Argentina, Israel, Malawi and Liberia, on the National Security Council and was US Ambassador to Peru and Mozambique.



Interdisciplinary Latino Interest Group

Are you interested in research about Latinos?

Are you a student, staff or faculty?


We are open to all. Those who attend come from multiple schools at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne and CMU.  So far, the disciplines include public health, education, social work, anthropology, business and Psychology.

We organize “focused writing” sessions to encourage us to write and share our successes and roadblocks.


--Focused Writing— Bring your laptop!

                        Time: 9am to 12pm

                        Date: Friday, February 27—Room 110, Parran Hall

                                                Monday, March 9—Room A622, Parran Hall

                                                Friday, March 27—Room 110, Parran Hall

                                                Friday, April 24—Room 309B, Parran Hall



                        Date: Friday, April 10, 2015

                        Time: 4pm to 5pm

                        Location: Room 109, Parran Hall/130 DeSoto Street


Interested? Email Flor Gonzalez at flg5@pitt.edu.

Sponsored by Center for Equity, Behavioral and Community Health Science, School of Public Health, Pitt Public Health.


XI Undergraduate Research Symposium on Latin America and the CaribbeanCall for papers

            Date: Friday, April 3, 2015

            Location: Slippery Rock University

            For more information contact:  Dr. Ana María Caula at latinundergrad@sru.edu.

Present your research with other undergraduate students on any topic related to Latin American Studies in literature, linguistics, art, or professional academic disciplines.

Submit a 150-200 word abstract to the following e-mail address: (latinundergrad@sru.edu) Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 6, 2015.

Presentations will be made in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ana María Caula at latinundergrad@sru.edu.

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures at Slippery Rock University and the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Hispanic Language and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh.



Student Funding for International Research

Students planning to undertake international research are encouraged to apply for up to $1,000 financial assistance to the International Studies Fund (ISF).  The ISF grants are intended to help students at the University of Pittsburgh conduct research on international issues or in an international setting.  International is defined as relating to another country or culture, comparative analysis covering more than one country or culture, studies of international relations or of transnational activities, or studies which examine topics related to global issues.  ISF grants must be used by June 30, 2016.  

The application deadline is March 15, 2015. 

For more information on eligibility, evaluation criteria, allowable expenses, grantee obligations and the application procedure, visit:   http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/main/isf   

*Important: ISF grants may not be used for tuition, language study, internships, and other non-research related expenses. Conference, workshop or symposium travel is not eligible for funding under the ISF program.




Community Events:

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in conjunction with Global Beats Pittsburgh

            Tiempo libre

                        Date: February 18, 2015

                        Location: Byham Theater

                        Time: 7:30 p.m.

For more information and ticket prices:  412-456-6666 or http://trustarts.culturaldistrict.org/production/43196/tiempo-libre


CLAS Friends:

Don’t miss the February 18th performance of three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group TIEMPO LIBRE!!


Below you will find information on the group as well as a promo code for $10 off tickets.


For this performance, the pit of the Byham Theater will be closed, making it into a dance floor! It’s going to be a great night for Cuban music and Salsa dancing in Pittsburgh!


$10 Discount Promo Code: TIEMPOFAN


Classically trained at Cuba’s premier conservatories, the members of three-time Grammy-nominated Tiempo Libre are true modern heirs to the rich musical tradition of their native Cuba. The Miami-based group is celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba music, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of r&b, pop, jazz, and Cuban son. Tiempo Libre has introduced Cuban music to new audiences through appearances on shows such as the Tonight Show, Live from Lincoln Center and Dancing With the Stars and concerts worldwide including performances at Tanglewood, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Hong Kong’s Kwai Tsing Theatre and Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy. Tiempo Libre collaborated on “Para Ti” with violinist Joshua Bell for his At Home with Friends album and frequently plays with leading orchestras. The band recently released My Secret Radio on Sony Masterworks, previous albums Bach in Havana (Sony Masterworks), Arroz Con Mango (Shanachie) and Lo Que Esperabas (Shanachie) were nominated for Grammys.



Malpaso Dance Company—Kelly Strayhorn Theater

                        Date: February 27 and 28, 2015

                        Time: 8:00 p.m.

                        Location: Kelly Strayhorn Theater

                        For more information: Kelly-strayhorn.org or visit


World Premiere


KST proudly presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Cuba’s own Malpaso Dance Company, and the world premiere of two new original works featuring choreography by the adventurous Trey McIntyre and the company’s artistic director Osnel Delgado with music by Grammy award-winning musician Arturo O’Farrill. Following their critically acclaimed international debut in 2014, Malpaso ignites the stage as the forefront of Cuban contemporary dance.

Part of KST’s World Stage Series, made possible by the Benter Foundation.



Salud para Niños

For all of the information about this program. Please visit: http://www.chp.edu/CHP/spanishclinic.




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


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