Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2019 Events

Poster for Chinese Spring Festival Celebration at CMUChinese Spring Festival Celebration

All are welcome to join for Chinese food, snacks, drinks, movie, board games and karaoke!

Friday, February 8, 2019
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Porter Hall A18 A, B, & C

Photo of Kirsten Weld, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of History at Harvard UniversityRuins and Glory

The Long Spanish Civil War in Latin America

Talk by Kristen Weld, Department of History, Harvard University

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
4:30 p.m.
Simmons Auditorium A, Tepper Quad

Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Modern Languages' 100th Anniversary PosterModern Languages Anniversary Symposium

Communicating Across Cultures

Friday, February 22, 2019
10 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Cohon University Center

Picture of woman writing interview notes.Ethnography and the Limits of Interviews

Informal Conversations on Research (ICOR)

Talk by Katharine Burns (Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages) and Noah Theriault (Assistant Professor, Department of History)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
4:00 p.m.
Baker Hall 154R

La Borinqueña is an original character and patriotic symbol presented in a classic superhero story created and written by graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez.La Borinqueña: Decolonizing Puerto Rico via Comic Books

Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Arts in Society and Department of Modern Languages

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
4:30 p.m.
CFA 303

Photo of Paul Brockmann in Sierra Leone Flood Area.Stop and Think: Behind the Numbers of the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Talk by Paul Brockmann

Co-sponsored by the University Lecture Series and Department of Modern Languages

Thursday, April 4, 2019
4:30 p.m.
Porter Hall 100

A performance by Mary and Andrey, musical duo from Israel.Discover the Unexpected: Arabic-Hebrew CommUNITY

Come and learn how Arab and Jewish cultures share language, food, music, and dance. Enjoy a performance by Mary and Andrey, musical duo from Israel, who play and sing in Hebrew and Arabic. Please RSVP here for catering purposes!

Thursday, April 4, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Cohon Center Lower Level

Photo from the Mariannes Noires' film poster.Time to Taste the World

Film Screening: Mariannes Noires 

Please join us for this annual film and food event, hosted by the Modern Languages Student Advisory Council (MLSAC)!

Friday, April 5, 2019
5:00 p.m. - Reception featuring international food
6:00 p.m. - Screening
Baker Hall Coffee Lounge and Steinberg Auditorium

A chalkboard with the question, “Do you speak Russian?”Olympiada of Spoken Russian

For high-school and college students of Russian at any level and heritage speakers.  Read about last year's event.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
120 David Lawrence Hall, University of Pittsburgh

French Club LogoFrench Club – Je t’écoute

Advantages for learning French and studying abroad in a francophone country

Most Tuesdays, Spring 2019
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room, 1024 Tepper Quad

Unsplash photo 65512 of woman using black VR headset beside computerCultivating Empathy: Reflecting on Culture through Conversation and VR

The event is free and open to all!  Visit the Facebook event page for more details.

Thursday, April 25
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room, 1024 Tepper Quad

French artist Alexis PeskineAfrodiasporic Circulations: A Night with French Visual Artist Alexis Peskine

Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 8
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
BOOM Concepts, 5139 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224