University of Pittsburgh

Professor Andrews kicks off Pitt faculty book talk to discuss Afro-Latin America: Black Lives, 1600-2000

September 22, 2017

On Wednesday September 6th, the University of Pittsburgh was fortunate enough to begin its series of faculty book talks with a presentation from Distinguished Professor of History, George Reid Andrews, revolving around his recently published book,Afro-Latin America: Black Lives, 1600-2000.

Filmmaker Alex Rivera Visits University of Pittsburgh

October 20, 2016

Peruvian-American award winning filmmaker Alex Rivera is known for his work portraying themes and issues that concern the Latino subject. His art focuses on topics such as migration, globalization, economics, politics and technology. Although much of his work uses Mexican subjects to illustrate these issues, his films highlight broader global social, economic, and political problems.

Filmmaker Alex Rivera Challenges the Borders of the Imagination

October 20, 2016

On February 11, University of Pittsburgh students and faculty had the unique pleasure of meeting the award-winning, Peruvian-American filmmaker Alex Rivera. He attended a public and several private classroom screenings of his feature film, Sleep Dealer (2008). Rivera’s presence provoked many thoughtful questions and conversations. He discussed topics ranging from the original inspiration of his film to the future of civil society protest.

Body and Community Mapping Workshop Held at University of Pittsburgh

October 19, 2016

Dr. Elizabeth Sweet, visiting assistant professor at Temple University, led the Body and Community Mapping Workshop organized by GSPIA’s Dr. Marcela González Rivas on February 28, 2014. About 15 students from the departments of sociology, anthropology, public health, and GSPIA attended the workshop. Dr. Sweet's research has focused on internally displaced women in Colombia, trying to understand the individual and community costs of displacement and identify factors that would help in creating roots in new places or alleviate the need to relocate.

Filmmakers Julio Ramos and Alex Schlenker to Visit Pittsburgh

October 19, 2016

This Friday, April 11th, the University of Pittsburgh will host documentary filmmakers Julio Ramos and Alex Schlenker for screenings and discussions of selected films. “The Poetics of Rediscovery: New Paths in Latin American Documentary” symposium will take place from 10AM-6PM in the Frick Fine Arts’ Auditorium.

The following is a brief schedule of the event:

Hispanic Heritage Month Talk: Public Health

October 4, 2016

On September 24, 2015 at the University of Pittsburgh’s medical school, doctors Patricia Documét and Diego Chaves-Gnecco gave updates on their projects that focus on Latino health care in the Pittsburgh region. Documét, MD, DrPH, is involved with Latino Engagement Group for Salud (LEGS), and much of her work includes community health workers, or “promotores” in Spanish.

Los Latinos están Subrepresentados en Pittsburgh y en su Principal Universidad

April 27, 2016

En 2012 había un 69% de estudiantes secundarios hispanos inscritos para entrar a una universidad estadounidense, más que el 67% de estudiantes secundarios anglosajones inscritos.1 Esta cifra muestra el fuerte crecimiento de latinos estudiando en universidades en el país.

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