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One World Cultural Festival

2020 One World Cultural Festival

A long-standing tradition at Pitt-Bradford, the 2021 One World Cultural Festival  took place virtually on Saturday, February 27. The festival celebrates the many different cultures represented by the Pitt-Bradford student body, faculty and staff. This year’s celebration is themed Creativity, Curiosity, Compassion.

Event Schedule Snapshot

Campus Community Events

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Saturday, February 27, All Day

Can you find our 5 featured country posters around campus? Answer the 5 questions on the Office of Student Engagement's Instagram (@oseupb) to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Panther Shop gift card!

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Did you know that for centuries people used henna to cool down their body temperature in the hot desert? Or that it was used for its healing qualities, including preventing hair loss? Pick up your Henna @ Home kit from the Commons Info Desk then jump onto Zoom to learn more fun facts and some cool designs. We'll even walk you through how to do it yourself!

 

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Saturday, February 27, 4-7:30pm

Dining Room

Students with a meal plan have the opportunity to have a culturally diverse dinner. The dinner will be highlighted with submitted recipes from Students, Faculty and Staff.

Faculty & Staff can pay at the door to get dinner to-go.

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Saturday, February 27, 5:30-6pm

Study. Develop. Engage. The Pitt Study Abroad team is here to help you find a study abroad or study away program that will benefit you academically, grow you professionally, and allow you to interact with your host communities in meaningful and responsible ways. And we hope you'll have some fun along the way. Your global experiences at the University of Pittsburgh are holistic in that they encompass and transform almost every aspect of your life. This presentation will provide resources to prepare you for various cultural experiences you’ll encounter while away.

Zoom information will be provided via email.

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Saturday, February 27, 6-7pm

Join SAC for a web scavenger hunt surrounding different cultures! The top 3 winners can get a JBL waterproof speaker, Digital print camera, and Roku express remote! These prizes are not only entertaining and fun but can allow you to explore a multitude of cultures!

Zoom information will be provided via email.

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Saturday, February 27, 8-9pm

Test your geographical and linguistic knowledge with Kahoot trivia! 3 rounds means there's 3 chances to win some epic prizes: a Keurig, an Apple TV & Air pods!

Zoom information will be provided via email.

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As an apartment/suite/pod, sign-up to participate in a door decorating contest and show off your creative side! We will provide some basic supplies but feel free to add your own. Doors will be judged on Friday, February 26 and prizes will be awarded to those with the most culturally creative, compassionate and visually appealing door!

Sign-ups close Thursday, February 18.

This activity can be done on your own time but must be completed by 10AM on Friday, February 26. 
More information about the contest including how to pick the supplies up will be sent via email.

Public & Campus Community Events

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Saturday, February 27, 1:30-3pm

Join us as we kick off the 2021 One World Cultural Festival! Performances by UPB’s Angelical Pitches and our featured entertainment, Spoken Word Artist Ebo Barton. Stay for the debut of our Cultural Fest video!

Pitt Community: The Zoom information will be provided via email.

Public: Sign up here! https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5o60hcS6fzl23KS

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Saturday, February 27, 4-5pm

Come learn about the most challenging effort embraced by modern medicine: to reduce the COVID 19 pandemic through a massive global vaccination campaign. In this informal talk, we will explain how the COVID vaccines work, how scientists in different parts of the globe could make these vaccines in record time, what are the risks for public health if most of the world's population do not participate in this effort, reliable sources about this massive vaccination efforts, and some of the political pitfalls of this process. We will also have some space to address questions.

We will enjoy the presence of Dr. Yvon Woappi, a Pitt Bradford alum and now a professional scientist at Harvard Medical School; Dr. Lauren Yaich, Chair of Biological and Health Sciences at U Pitt Bradford; Patricia McClain, a nursing faculty member and the ASN program coordinator from the Pitt-Titusville campus and Dr. Diego Mauricio Cortes, Assistant Professor in Communication Studies.

Pitt Community: The Zoom information will be provided via email.

Public: Sign up here! https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e3xsOSngRGTunBQ

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Saturday, February 27, 7-7:30pm

Join Professor Max Jensen to learn about the history of one of the world's most passionate and inspired artforms: flamenco music and dance. Professor Jensen will give a brief history of the artform, interspersed with clips of incredible singing, dancing, and guitar playing that embody the dark soul--or duende--of flamenco. We’ll also hear about how flamenco was molded by numerous other cultures and, despite its roots, has become a central part of Spanish culture.

Pitt Community: The Zoom information will be provided via email.

Public: Sign up here! https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bfOMRAquYhzjyBg

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Saturday, February 27, 7:30-8pm

Get creative in your kitchen and learn how to make guacamole and pico de gallo with Chef Ben!

Students: Pick up all the supplies you need at the One World Dinner in the Dining Room between 4:00-7:30pm. Then sign in, create and enjoy! The zoom information will be provided via email.

Public: Sign up to participate! We will email you a grocery shopping list and the live virtual demonstration link. Sign up here! https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eaH7DJroo8vnSJg