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October 26, 2021 | 6 p.m.
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In a demonstration sponsored by the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, engineer and linguist Petro Orynycz unveils hybrid artificial intelligence technology that empowers new speakers of Lemko to read in the language immediately. Implications for endangered, low-resource language revitalization are discussed.

SPONSORS:
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
University Center for International Studies
Carpatho-Rusyn Society

Nov. 20 Presentation: Choriocarcinoma syndrome in super-high-risk patients with testicular germ cell tumor (this event is for Czechoslovak Room members only).

Choriocarcinoma syndrome is a rare, but highly fatal syndrome in testicular germ cell tumors. Dr. Rejlekova has been specializing on GU malignancies, especially testicular cancer for 16 years. She has focused on this syndrome, in this rare, but on the other hand most common solid malignancy in men between the age of 18-40.

In the literature until now, there is only limited data regarding the etiopathogenesis, diagnostics, proper patients' selection and importantly the optimal treatment management of patients with testicular germ cell tumors susceptible to choriocarcinoma syndrome development. She is doing preclinical as well as translational research in this area as well as an international retrospective study that is under way.

In her presentation she will talk about the most important characteristics of the patients susceptible to choriocarcinoma syndrome development, new predictive biomarkers as well as the therapeutic options for them. She will explain the most important topics of her research, which she started in Slovakia and the reason for her stay at the University of Pittsburgh.         

Contact: Tom Getting (tgettin@verizon.net)

Surmatans - Mars Rising

The Mattress Factory presents a fun fall festival on Saturday, October 16, inspired by Factory Installed 2021 artist Andréa Stanislav and her installation Surmatants – Mars Rising. 

This two-part Slavnost (Czech for celebration and/or festival) begins with a free family-friendly event included with admission from 2:00-5:00 PM. The afternoon will feature drop-in Motanka doll and Czach & Slovak mask making workshops and presentations on the historic and cultural background of Russian and Eastern European dolls and masks from members of the Czech & Slovak School of Pittsburgh and the Czechoslovak Nationality Room Committee at the University of Pittsburgh.

Also workshops and performances from Pittsburgh Slavic folk dance troupe The Tamburitzans and drop-in tours of Surmatants – Mars Rising with Andréa Stanislav herself. Plus, food trucks available all throughout featuring delicious Slavic food.

The evening event, taking place from 6:30-9:00 PM and 21+ only, will commence with a performance in the Main Building Lobby featuring original compositions and choreography from NYC-based performance art collective Dirty Churches and The Tamburitzans. Drop-in tours with Andréa Stanislav will take place throughout the night, along with intimate performances inside the installation from Surmatants musical composer Jesse Gelaznik and friends. The evening will conclude with dancing with The Tamburitzans in the Winifred Lutz Garden.

Ticket price for the evening event includes two drink tickets. Slavic food trucks will be available, along with beers from Penn Brewery and specialty cocktails from Ustianochka Vodka.

Purchase your ticket here.

The Mattress Factory asks that all visitors and staff wear a mask inside our buildings. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 48 hours will be required upon entry.

Event on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/4710360048995626

Contact:  Tom Getting at tgettin@verizon.net

Polishfest 2021

39th ANNUAL Pittsburgh POLISHFEST:
Keeping Our Traditions Alive in a World of Change

Celebrate Polishfest  “Keeping Our Traditions Alive In A World Of Change.” beginning  Sunday, November 14th, through Sunday, November 21st!  “Welcome” to this family-oriented event featuring Pittsburgh's Polish - “Witamy”, Lithuanians - “Sveiki”, and Carpatho-Rusyns - “Vitaj”  Celebrate a variety of Polish, Lithuanian and Carpatho-Rusyn traditions, including folk music, folk dance, culinary demonstrations with recipes, historical, religious, and folk-art offerings. These presentations were created to remember something old, discover some ething new, keeping alive our traditions alive in an ever-changing world. 

November 14 - November 21, 2021

FREE VIRTUAL Cultural Celebration: Join us in a week-long celebration and share the virtual Pittsburgh POLISHFEST ‘21 with your family, friends and neighbors, across the street, across the country or across the world. Celebrate a variety of Polish, Lihuanian and Carpatho-Rusyn traditions, including folk music, folk dance, culinary demonstrations with recipes, historical, religious, and folk-art offerings. These presentations were created to remember something old, discover something new, keeping alive our traditions alive in an ever-changing world. 

 

SPONSORS:
Polish Nationality Room Committee & Community
Lithuanian Nationality Room Committee & Community
Carpatho-Rusyn Society Of America
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Polish Falcons Of America

India Day 2021 Video Presentation

The Indian Nationality Room Committee celebrates the 74th anniversary of Indian independence with a Virtual India Day presentation. Along with messages from various dignitaries, the video includes a collection of Indian classical dances, folk dances and music performances by Indian dance and music schools in the Pittsburgh area.

Join us online on August 15, 2021 for this video presentation.

St Pattys Day 2021 vid

Click the image to open up an informational YouTube video.

Wines Yugo

Click here for the full flyer, for full details.  This is a Zoom event occurring this Friday, March 12th at 6:30 PM.

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For information regarding tourism and the Nationality Rooms, affected by the Covid-19 virus.