Events Calendar

East European Festival

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 
3 pm 

OPENING ART CHALLENGE COMPETITION LAUNCH—Recreate Iconic Art with Objects in Your Home
SPONSORED BY: REEES, student organizations 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcuqtpjgpH9zvdqtycPbDytZNms3BaKkV  

3 pm 
SOMETHING'S BREWING—Teas of the Silk Road 
SPONSORED BY: REEES 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAld-mspjwjHdXUDtkfgftXlG7C5eOjnvNK 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 
12:30 pm 

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES—
Matryoshka Dolls 
SPONSORED BY: Russian Club 

Join the Russian Club of the University of Pittsburgh to learn about matryoshka dolls (nesting dolls).  Children and the young at heart can paint or color their own nesting dolls with materials provided by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies.  

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEoc-2tqT4jHNGK45pJGBDp1MOQx_sbF0FX 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 
3 pm 

MINI LANGUAGE LESSONS—Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Georgian, Hungarian, B/C/S 
SPONSORED BY: REEES, student organizations 

Join students and staff to learn greetings and other simple phrases in several (but not nearly all) languages of Russian, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.  You can participate in as many virtual language tables as you like, or focus on one or two. 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sf-GtqzIvHdcGVERoY6t9tz2_dYUUgi-c 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 
6:30 pm 

CARPATHO-RUSYNS IN PITTSBURGH—Past and Present 
SPONSORED BY: REEES, Carpatho-Rusyn Society 

Learn from Maryann Sivak, president of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, about the history of the Carpatho-Russyn community in Pittsburgh, followed by a Slavjane dance performance, hosted by Dean Polska and Alexis McCormick of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society. 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlfumgrD8jGtCVY-JS8JcIWLfSKDVtkDjZ 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 
5 pm 

A CELEBRATION OF SLOVAK CULTURE 
SPONSORED BY: Slovak Festival Planning Committee 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvc-qorT0uG9RhgYdLTuSAXtUdaFLixodv 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 
12 pm 

SRB PODCAST SERIES—Black and Red: African Americans and the USSR 
SPONSORED BY: REEES 

This live interview with Meredith Roman (CUNY Brockport) and Minkah Makalani (University of Texas, Austin) is part of the series "Distant Friends and Intimate Enemies", which seeks to examine US-Russian relations in the context of concurrent historical developments from their beginnings in the early 19th century. 

6:30 pm 
REPORTING ON CURRENT AFFAIRS IN UKRAINE—A Journalist's Perspective 
SPONSORED BY: Ukrainian Club, REEES 

Freelance journalist Mark Temnycky will speak on his work reporting on and from Ukraine.   

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcOmqrzgrGtZexThWPa6QPGXkrIYpDwr6 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 
12 pm 

POLISH CULTURAL HAPPENINGS—Oplatek with Larry Kozlowski 
SPONSORED BY: Polish Room and Polish Falcons of America 

Observe as Larry Kozlowski prepares Oplatek and discusses its importance in Polish culture. 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqc-2vrD0qH9dRSrqG79HWGzW_64gR-v92 

4 pm 
SOMETHING'S BREWING—The Material Culture of Tea 
SPONSORED BY: REEES, Dobra Tea House 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdO2qrT8oE9A4rhzLWcJS57DOiDB6dGKa 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 
3 pm 

BOSANSKA KAFA Coffee Demonstration 
SPONSORED BY: REEES, Yugoslav Room 

Members of the Yugoslav Nationality Room will demonstrate how to prepare Bosnian coffee and discuss the role of coffee in daily life. 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpd-mhqzIiH9MdDPhGmysV-GFjMgPRq2OZ 

4 pm 
CLOSING—Winners of the Art Challenge | Announcements of 2020-21 Events 
SPONSORED BY: REEES and student organizations 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlf-qhpzIvG9NSQ0eTRg6doRb3FSgMumVo 

Dial-In Information

Please register in advance at ucis.pitt.edu/crees

Saturday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

East European Festival

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 
3 pm 

OPENING ART CHALLENGE COMPETITION LAUNCH—Recreate Iconic Art with Objects in Your Home
SPONSORED BY: REEES, student organizations 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcuqtpjgpH9zvdqtycPbDytZNms3BaKkV  

3 pm 
SOMETHING'S BREWING—Teas of the Silk Road 
SPONSORED BY: REEES 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAld-mspjwjHdXUDtkfgftXlG7C5eOjnvNK 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 
12:30 pm 

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES—
Matryoshka Dolls 
SPONSORED BY: Russian Club 

Join the Russian Club of the University of Pittsburgh to learn about matryoshka dolls (nesting dolls).  Children and the young at heart can paint or color their own nesting dolls with materials provided by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies.  

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEoc-2tqT4jHNGK45pJGBDp1MOQx_sbF0FX 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 
3 pm 

MINI LANGUAGE LESSONS—Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Georgian, Hungarian, B/C/S 
SPONSORED BY: REEES, student organizations 

Join students and staff to learn greetings and other simple phrases in several (but not nearly all) languages of Russian, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.  You can participate in as many virtual language tables as you like, or focus on one or two. 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sf-GtqzIvHdcGVERoY6t9tz2_dYUUgi-c 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 
6:30 pm 

CARPATHO-RUSYNS IN PITTSBURGH—Past and Present 
SPONSORED BY: REEES, Carpatho-Rusyn Society 

Learn from Maryann Sivak, president of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, about the history of the Carpatho-Russyn community in Pittsburgh, followed by a Slavjane dance performance, hosted by Dean Polska and Alexis McCormick of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society. 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlfumgrD8jGtCVY-JS8JcIWLfSKDVtkDjZ 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 
5 pm 

A CELEBRATION OF SLOVAK CULTURE 
SPONSORED BY: Slovak Festival Planning Committee 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvc-qorT0uG9RhgYdLTuSAXtUdaFLixodv 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 
12 pm 

SRB PODCAST SERIES—Black and Red: African Americans and the USSR 
SPONSORED BY: REEES 

This live interview with Meredith Roman (CUNY Brockport) and Minkah Makalani (University of Texas, Austin) is part of the series "Distant Friends and Intimate Enemies", which seeks to examine US-Russian relations in the context of concurrent historical developments from their beginnings in the early 19th century. 

6:30 pm 
REPORTING ON CURRENT AFFAIRS IN UKRAINE—A Journalist's Perspective 
SPONSORED BY: Ukrainian Club, REEES 

Freelance journalist Mark Temnycky will speak on his work reporting on and from Ukraine.   

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcOmqrzgrGtZexThWPa6QPGXkrIYpDwr6 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 
12 pm 

POLISH CULTURAL HAPPENINGS—Oplatek with Larry Kozlowski 
SPONSORED BY: Polish Room and Polish Falcons of America 

Observe as Larry Kozlowski prepares Oplatek and discusses its importance in Polish culture. 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqc-2vrD0qH9dRSrqG79HWGzW_64gR-v92 

4 pm 
SOMETHING'S BREWING—The Material Culture of Tea 
SPONSORED BY: REEES, Dobra Tea House 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdO2qrT8oE9A4rhzLWcJS57DOiDB6dGKa 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 
3 pm 

BOSANSKA KAFA Coffee Demonstration 
SPONSORED BY: REEES, Yugoslav Room 

Members of the Yugoslav Nationality Room will demonstrate how to prepare Bosnian coffee and discuss the role of coffee in daily life. 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpd-mhqzIiH9MdDPhGmysV-GFjMgPRq2OZ 

4 pm 
CLOSING—Winners of the Art Challenge | Announcements of 2020-21 Events 
SPONSORED BY: REEES and student organizations 

https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlf-qhpzIvG9NSQ0eTRg6doRb3FSgMumVo 

Dial-In Information

Please register in advance at ucis.pitt.edu/crees

Saturday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Event