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Global Focus Events

Film Festival

Sunday, September 1, 2013

06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Sanger Hall

"The Motorcycle Diaries" - Dir. Walter Salles
The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.
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Dieciocho

Saturday, September 21, 2013

01:00 PM -
Quad or AFC (rain location)

A day long celebration of Chile’s independence day, involving the Chilean community in Pittsburgh, music, food and a dance performance.
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Reading and talk by Daniella Gitlin, translator of Operation Massacre

Thursday, September 26, 2013

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mellon Living Room

Daniella Gitlin has translated Argentinean writer Rodolfo Walsh's book Operation Massacre, making it available in English for the first time. Operation Massacre is Walsh's detailed account of the repercussions and actions taken against Argentinian civilians after the military coup in 1956, in which charismatic President Juan Peron was ousted. Gitlin will be reading from the translation, discussing how the translation came to be and holding a Q & A session. Gitlin is a writer, translator and editor. She studied comparative literature at Princeton University and received her MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, where she taught for two years.
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Tributo a Chile: Musicians from Chile, Panama, Venezuela and Peru present a concert of roots-inspired, Latin American fusion.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Welker Hall

Come out for an exciting opportunity to hear musicians perform, on piano, vibraphone, bass, guitar and percussion, South American songs and original compositions that are inspired in roots music of Chile and the Andes. Please see attached Press Release, found below or under "Download Event Flyer," for more information.
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Chilean Music

Thursday, October 3, 2013

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mellon Board Room

A musical performance by Chilean musicians.
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Chilean Musical Traditions Concert

Friday, October 4, 2013

06:00 PM -
Bellefield Hall (Oakland)

A grand musical concert at the University of Pittsburgh
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Eden Hall and School of Sustainability Open House

Saturday, October 5, 2013

08:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Eden Hall Campus

Prospective students will have the opportunity to engage in roundtable discussions with faculty, current students and alumni while learning about Chatham’s SSE programs including Sustainability, Food Studies, and the newest Bachelor of Sustainability.
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Film Festival

Sunday, October 6, 2013

06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Sanger Hall

"Monte Grande" - Dir. Franz Reichle How is it possible for body and mind to exist as an integrated whole? The Chilean neurobiologist Francisco Varela devoted his entire life to answering this question.
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Word Circus/Wine Tasting

Friday, October 18, 2013

07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Most Wanted Fine Gallery

MFA students will read select poems and passages by Chilean authors. With wine tasting (for graduate students only.)
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Chilean Arts & Crafts Display

Saturday, November 2, 2013

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Quad

As part of Family & Friends weekend, Chilean artists set up booths to show and sell their art.
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Film Festival

Sunday, November 3, 2013

06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Sanger Hall

"In The Heart of Chile" - Dir. Stacy Barton. This documentary focuses on memory and free-expression in the post-dictatorial turned democratic society of Santiago, and the important role of women, activism, and creativity within that transitory structure.
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Visit by His Excellency Felipe Bulnes Ambassador of Chile to the United States

Monday, November 4, 2013

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Mellon Board Room

Honorary Degree Presentation, followed by Q & A

Ambassador Felipe Bulnes was appointed Ambassador of Chile to the United States in April 2012.

Ambassador Bulnes most recently served as Chile’s minister of education (2011) and minister of justice (2010-11). He also previously served as a member of the Political Commission of the Renovación Nacional Party elected for three successive periods (2001-2010), and director of the Law and Justice Chapter of the Grupos Tantaucos organization, in charge of preparing the presidential program of then-candidate Sebastián Piñera (2008-10).

In addition, he is a top-ranked litigation lawyer who has worked for several well-known law firms in Chile, his latest position being senior partner with Bulnes, Pellegrini, and Urrutia (2006-10). Ambassador Bulnes also worked in academia, including as professor of civil law and professor of law and economics at the Catholic University of Chile and at the Adolfo Ibáñez University.

Ambassador Bulnes has been a member of various legal bodies, including the Board of the Chilean Bar Association (2001-05); the Arbitration Body of the National Arbitration Center and the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (2006 and 2009); the Consulting Board of the School of Government at the Adolfo Ibáñez University (2008-10); and the Antitrust Chapter of the Chilean Bar Association (2008-10).

He holds a law degree from the Catholic University of Chile and was the recipient of the Catholic University of Chile Scholarship in 1995, the same year he was awarded the Fulbright scholarship. From 1995 to 1996, he studied at Harvard Law School, where he obtained a master’s in laws. Born in Santiago in 1969, Ambassador Bulnes is married to Mónica Pellegrini and they have a son.


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All-Campus Author Public Reading and Book Signing

Thursday, November 7, 2013

08:00 PM - 09:15 PM
Eddy Theater

Chilean author, Marjorie Agosín, addresses her life in Chile discusses her book Of Earth and Sea: A Chilean Memoir (University of Arizona Press, 2008)
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The Colors of Chile

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - Friday, November 15, 2013

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Woodland Gallery

Beltrán exhibits his watercolors and paints live.
He closes his exhibition by showing one of his short films and leading a discussion on it.

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Bachelors of Sustainability Open House

Saturday, November 16, 2013

01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Eden Hall Campus

Prospective students will have the opportunity to talk with faculty and current students sustainability students, and tour Eden Hall Campus.
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Film Festival

Sunday, December 1, 2013

06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Sanger Hall

"No" - Dir. Pablo Larrain. An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.
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Reflections on Chilean Society and Politics

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Sanger Hall

From 09/11/1973 to 09/11/2013
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Insights on Major Policy Issues in the Chilean Education System

Thursday, January 16, 2014

04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
TBD

Jose Guzman,from the Universidad de los Andes, lectures about the educational system in Chile and the role of student organizations.
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Film Festival

Sunday, February 2, 2014

06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Sanger Hall

Join us for this month's Film Festival screening, "Machuca" directed by Andres Wood. In 1973, in the time of Allende and Pinochet, two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile. Local Chilean filmmaker Carolina Loyola-Garcia will be introducing the film and holding a panel discussion afterward. There will be free pizza, popcorn and soda. We hope to see you there!
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Debate: Differences Between Chilean and American Education

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Founder's Room

Betsy Davis, spouse Pablo Espinoza, and Chilean graduate students will be discussing the differences between the educational systems of Chile and America.

The Chilean Embassy in Washington DC states:
“Encompassing a diversity of public and private schools and institutions, Chilean education is managed through a combined system, in which the government has a conducting role; there is a decentralized public education; and a strong private participation in the school system.”

Please join us to learn more about this exciting debate!
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Falk School of Sustainability Open House

Saturday, March 1, 2014

08:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Eden Hall Campus

Prospective students will have the opportunity to engage in roundtable discussions with faculty, current students and alumni while learning about Chatham’s SSE programs including Sustainability, Food Studies, and the newest Bachelor of Sustainability.
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Film Festival

Sunday, March 2, 2014

06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Sanger Hall

"Nova: Emergency Mine Rescue" - Dir. Kate Dart. Trapped under nearly a half-mile of solid rock in a collapsed mine in Chile’s remote Atacama desert, 33 miners fight for survival, battling 95 degree heat, minimal lighting, and most dangerous of all the risk of losing all hope of rescue.
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Victories and Challenges of Andean Voices

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Kichwa (quechua) indigenous woman from Ecuador and UCLA lecturer visits Chatham University
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Sobre las Olas: A Story of Flamenco in the U.S.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

09:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Coolidge 130

Carolina Loyola-Garcia shows her new movie about flamenco and discusses her creative process and cultural heritage.
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GLOBAL FOCUS RECOMMENDS: “The General and the Music Teacher: Tracing Orality in the Dirty War Archives of Chile”

Thursday, March 20, 2014

04:30 PM -
University of Pittsburgh, Room 2500, Posvar Hall

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.

By Steve J. Stern (Vice-Provost for Faculty and Staff and Alberto Flores Galindo and Hilldale Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison).

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

For more information contact:
Laura Gotkowitz lgotkowi@pitt.edu
or Luz Amanda Hank lavst12@pitt.edu
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GLOBAL FOCUS RECOMMENDS: Open City of Amereida, film

Saturday, March 29, 2014

09:00 PM -
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Ave.

As part of the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival, please come to see Open City of Amereida, a film by Andres Tapia-Urzua.

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 with an existential premise from where to inhabit, rediscover, and refound the American continent based on an original, creative, and non-colonial idea of identity. Here, for several decades, work has been done in one of architectural education's most radical experiments. Through the fusion of architecture with poetic thought, and a particular mythology of life, the "open citizens" imagine a social habitat that is different from traditional architecture and society. Based on the testimonies of its inhabitants, this documentary narrates the origins, the history, and the cultural legacy of this community that for over 40 years has explored a way of living where "...the rhyme between the word and the action..." becomes reality.

Event Includes: Post-screening Q&A with Director Andres Tapia-Urzua and reception featuring Chilean wine!
Presented in Conjunction with: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
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Women & Biking Forum

Saturday, March 29, 2014

09:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Eddy Theater

Come discuss bike culture, share stories, and learn from each other!

Casual group ride with Pittsburgh Babes on Bikes to follow.
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Chilean Music

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Thursday, October 17, 2013

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Emily Pinkerton lectures about Chilean music, using Violeta Parra and other bands as examples.
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Local Beer Release Party

Monday, May 19, 2014

05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Church Brew Works - Hop Garden

As part of her thesis project, Food Studies graduate student, Elisa Loeser worked with a group of community members in Western PA to brew a 100% local, indigenous beer called Eden. Hops, yeast, and melted snow were sourced from the Eden Hall campus in Gibonia and grain from other local farms in the area.

The local beer team will release Eden to the public on Monday, May 19th in the Hop Garden of Church Brew Works, and they welcome Chatham community members! Come support local ag, local beer, and learn about the importance of strong relationships within food systems of the Greater Pittsburgh Community. Cheers!

*All ages welcome. Only ages 21+ can sample beer. Register here to receive a free sampling ticket.

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Falk School of Sustainability Open House (Eden Hall)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

08:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Eden Hall Campus

Prospective students will have the opportunity to engage in roundtable discussions with faculty, current students and alumni while learning about Chatham’s SSE programs including Sustainability, Food Studies, and the newest Bachelor of Sustainability.
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