Showing posts with label Korea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Korea. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

English-Korean Language Social Hour, October 11 at Pitt.


via travel oriented (Creative Commons)

The University of Pittsburgh's English Language Institute and Asian Studies Center will present its next English-Korean Language Social Hour on October 11.
Join us for an evening of language and cultural exchange between Pitt students and international students.
It runs from 4:30 to 5:30 pm in 4130 Posvar Hall (map).

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Chuseok (추석) at Pitt, September 15.



The Daehwa Korean Conversation Group at the University of Pittsburgh will present a Chuseok (추석) celebration on September 15.
Join the Daehwa Korean Conversation Club in celebrating one of the most important Korean holidays: Chuseok (추석)!

Chuseok aka mid-autumn festival, is a day for families to gather and give thanks to their ancestors for plentiful harvest. We will have Korean games, opportunities to learn more about Korean culture and most important of all there will be FOOD! Come out and celebrate with us!!
It runs from 1:30 to 4:00 pm in the William Pitt Union Kurtzman Room.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Made to Dance II - Sori Na Tour in Pittsburgh, September 19.



Kamoflage Entertainment will bring Korean choreographer Sori Na to Pittsburgh on September 19, one of five US dates part of this fall's tour.
With the major success of “Made to Dance Tour” 2018, Kamoflage Entertainment’s aims to bring back a more refined and exciting session year after year for its fans. MTD is THE unique opportunity to experience dancing and learning alongside South Korea’s top choreographers. K-Pop fans, cover dance teams and dance enthusiasts will get their hands on a privately curated class with your instructor Sori Na all in the comfort of their cities. We bring the artist to you!
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Sori Na is a widely recognized South Korean choreographer boasting a Youtube audience reach of 140k+ with each videos garnering thousands of views. She has worked with famous musicians such Jay Park and Tyga.
It will be held in the Simmons Auditorium in the Tepper Quad at Carnegie Mellon University and tickets are available online.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

NPR profiles Yummyholic and Jasmine Cho.



National Public Radio (NPR)'s "The Salt" profiled Jasmine Cho and her Yummyholic brand on August 31.
Jasmine Cho knows the power of a good cookie. "Cookies," she says, "can make anything more palatable." Including conversations about race and social justice in America.

A baker based in Pittsburgh, Cho creates intricate, hand-drawn cookie portraits of Asian-American figures as a way to increase representation and raise awareness of Asian-American history and identity.

Friday, August 30, 2019

2019 Korean Music Festival, November 16 at University of Pittsburgh.



The 2019 Korean Music Festival will be held on November 16 in Oakland. Presented by the Korean Association of Greater Pittsburgh and the Korean Heritage Room, it will begin at 7:00 pm in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on the University of Pittsburgh's campus (map). Tickets are $10 for adults, free for students and children, and half-price for guests dressed in hanbok. For more information, please contact 310-909-3280.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

K-pop lecture at Pitt, September 5.



The University of Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center will host Dr. Suk-Young Kim and her keynote speech on K-pop on September 5 to kick off the start of its Asia Pop course this term.
The Asian Studies Center is pleased to present our new Asia Pop Series where we explore a different facet of Asian popular culture. In this first year, we will focus on the global legacy of Asian popular music including K-pop, Idol Pop, Canto and Mando Pop.
The talk starts at 5:30 pm in 125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

Monday, August 26, 2019

"Building Asia," September 4 at Pitt.


via tokyoform.

The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will host Dr. Maohong Bao and his talk "Building Asia" on September 4.
The steel industry has historically held a central place in the development of all modern industrial economies. Supporting the rise of East Asia in the postwar world, the rise of resource import-dependent steel industries in Japan, Korea and China has emerged alongside export-oriented mining industries in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India and South Africa, etc., and steel products exported to the rest of world. These processes formed the global production network of East Asia’s iron and steel industry. This talk will address its global environmental history from four aspects: The development of iron and steel industry in postwar East Asia; East Asia’s iron ore and coal import and the environmental impacts of resource extraction in the producing areas; environmental consequences of iron processing in East Asia; East Asia’s Steel product export and its recycling in the consuming areas.
The talk runs from 12:00 to 1:30 in 4430 Posvar Hall (map) and is free and open to the public.

Friday, August 16, 2019

BTS's Bring the Soul: The Movie still in Pittsburgh this Saturday and Sunday.



The latest BTS concert film, Bring the Soul: The Movie, will stay in Pittsburgh this weekend, August 17 and 18, at the Cinemark in Robinson.
Following their landmark “Love Yourself” tour, boy band sensation BTS is headed to Pittsburgh’s largest screen in Bring The Soul: The Movie.

Shining brighter than any light on the stage, now the group invite us behind the spotlight. The Rangos Giant Cinema will transport you to the final concert of their Europe tour, on a rooftop in Paris, where BTS tells their very own stories from experiencing new cities to performing in front of thousands of ARMY across the globe.

A glimpse into BTS’ world away from the stage, featuring intimate group discussions alongside spectacular concert performances from the tour, this is a cinema event not to be missed.
It plays at 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, in Korean with English subtitles, and tickets are available online. The Cinemark Robinson Township is located in the Mall at Robinson (map).

Monday, August 12, 2019

Korean cyclists raising awareness of "comfort women" in US bike tour will be in Pittsburgh on August 14 and 15.


Passing through in 2018, via 3A Project.

The 2019 iteration of the 3A Project will hit Pittsburgh on August 15, according to the itinerary posted online. The 3A Project is an annual nationwide tour by two Korean university students to raise awareness of "comfort women" and the contentious politics surrounding their legacy. The group is arriving in Los Angeles on June 24, heading east through the summer, and leaving Detroit for Pittsburgh on August 12. The cyclists have made Pittsburgh part of its national bike tour the last two years.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Library orientations for new Chinese, Japanese, Korean students at Pitt: August 14 - 16.



The University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library will host library orientations for new Chinese, Japanese, and Korean students from August 14 - 16.
Would you like to know...
  • A librarian who speaks your native language?
  • The difference between academic libraries in the U.S. and libraries in your home country?
  • The many wonderful services that the library offers to help your area of study and research at Pitt?
  • If so, please come to attend one of the library orientation sessions.
Chinese sessions:
Japanese session
Korean session

Sessions are free but seating is limited and registration is required (and can be completed online).

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

(G)I-dle's "Senorita" at next (and final) K-pop Dance Class, August 10.



The weekly K-pop Dance Class at Yanlai Dance Academy will do (G)I-dle's "Senorita" for its tenth and final meeting on August 10. The class is held each Saturday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, and the cost is $18 for a drop-in session. Yanlai Dance Academy is located at 2260 Babcock Blvd. in the North Hills (map).

Chengdu Gourmet, Sichuan Gourmet, Umami, and Bae-Bae's Kitchen, NIcky's Thai Kitchen voted "Best" by readers of Pittsburgh City-Paper.


via ChengduGourmet.net

Some variety in this year's Pittsburgh City-Paper Best Of readers' poll.
  • This year's Pittsburgh City-Paper Best Of poll featured a Best Asian Food category, with Squirrel Hill's Chengdu Gourmet taking first place, Banh Mi & Tea second, and Thai Gourmet third.
  • Sichuan Gourmet was voted Best Chinese, upsetting perennial winners Sesame Inn.
  • Umami was voted tops in both Best Japanese and Best Sushi over Nakama, which had received some notoriety for its annual victories.
  • Bae-Bae's Kitchen was voted Best Korean, a new category for this year.
  • Nicky's Thai Kitchen was voted Best Thai.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Back when Hyomin came to Pittsburgh.


via 뉴스엔.

A flashback to when T-ara's Hyomin was in Pittsburgh to throw out the first pitch at PNC Park on September 13, 2015. Jung-ho Kang, her catcher for the pitch, was officially released from the Pirates this week, ending the city's brief flirtation with Korean celebrity.


via 일간스포츠.

Monday, August 5, 2019

BTS's Bring the Soul: The Movie at Carnegie Science Center Rangos Giant Cinema, August 7 through 11.



The latest BTS concert film, Bring the Soul: The Movie, will play at Carnegie Science Center's The Rangos Giant Cinema from August 7 through 11.
Following their landmark “Love Yourself” tour, boy band sensation BTS is headed to Pittsburgh’s largest screen in Bring The Soul: The Movie.

Shining brighter than any light on the stage, now the group invite us behind the spotlight. The Rangos Giant Cinema will transport you to the final concert of their Europe tour, on a rooftop in Paris, where BTS tells their very own stories from experiencing new cities to performing in front of thousands of ARMY across the globe.

A glimpse into BTS’ world away from the stage, featuring intimate group discussions alongside spectacular concert performances from the tour, this is a cinema event not to be missed.
Tickets and showtime information is available online. The movie will also play locally at the Cinemark Theaters in Monroeville and Robinson and the AMC Loews Waterfront.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

HCL Technologies hiring Bilingual Product Classification Analysts with proficiency in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, or Vietnamese for onsite positions at Google in Pittsburgh

HCL Technologies is hiring Bilingual Product Classification Analysts with proficiency in Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, or Vietnamese for onsite positions at Google in Pittsburgh.
Bilingual Product Classification Analyst is a full-time job through HCL America onsite at Google Pittsburgh. This position enhances users’ online shopping experience by performing in-depth research, determining product taxonomy expansion, and improving machine learning classification using highly technical internal tools and processes. It is part of a fast-paced environment, partnering closely with operations and engineering teams.

BTS's Bring the Soul: The Movie in Pittsburgh, from August 7.



The latest BTS concert movie Bring the Soul will play in Pittsburgh from August 7.
On the day following the final concert of their Europe tour, on a rooftop in Paris, BTS tells their very own stories from experiencing new cities to performing in front of thousands of ARMY across the globe. A glimpse into BTS’ world away from the stage, featuring intimate group discussions alongside spectacular concert performances from the tour, this is a cinema event not to be missed.
It will play locally at the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville and Robinson on August 7, and at the AMC Loews Waterfront from August 7th through 11th.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Free Chinese, Japanese, Korean classes in Pittsburgh in August.


via @japangov

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will continue to offer free Chinese, Japanese, and Korean classes at some of its branches this August. Check out the class information below in addition to its language resources on the shelves and online.

As the library notes: these classes are free; registration is not required; no materials are needed and nothing needs to be bought; new participants are welcome at any time; classes are for adults (unless otherwise noted) but well-behaved young people are welcome to join as well.

Stray Kids' "Miroh" at next K-pop Dance Class, August 3.



The weekly K-pop Dance Class at Yanlai Dance Academy will do Stray Kids' "Miroh" for its ninth meeting on August 3. The class is held each Saturday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, and the cost is $18 for a drop-in session. Yanlai Dance Academy is located at 2260 Babcock Blvd. in the North Hills (map).

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Reading and discussion with R.O. Kwon, August 4.


via ro-kwon.com / Smeeta Mahanti.

City of Asylum will host a reading and discussion with R.O. Kwon on August 4. Kwon provides a synopsis of her latest novel, The Incendiaries:
A powerful, darkly glittering novel about violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young Korean American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea.

Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn’t tell anyone she blames herself for her mother’s recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible college, waiting tables to get by. What he knows for sure is that he loves Phoebe.

Grieving and guilt-ridden, Phoebe is increasingly drawn into a religious group—a secretive extremist cult—founded by a charismatic former student, John Leal. He has an enigmatic past that involves North Korea and Phoebe’s Korean American family. Meanwhile, Will struggles to confront the fundamentalism he’s tried to escape, and the obsession consuming the one he loves. When the group bombs several buildings in the name of faith, killing five people, Phoebe disappears. Will devotes himself to finding her, tilting into obsession himself, seeking answers to what happened to Phoebe and if she could have been responsible for this violent act.

The Incendiaries is a fractured love story and a brilliant examination of the minds of extremist terrorists, and of what can happen to people who lose what they love most.
The event runs from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. It is free and open to the public, though RSVP is required (coming soon). The City of Asylum's Alphabet City venue is located at 40 N. West Ave. on the North Side (map).

Sunday, July 28, 2019

GlobalPittsburgh happy hour with visitors from South Korea and China, August 1.

The next GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays happy hour on August 1 will welcome visiting English teachers from Korea National University of Education and students from China.
The 43 teachers of English from the Korea National University of Education will participate in the Intensive English Teacher Training Program, a 4-week program that is run through the English Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. The 28 students from China are coming for an experiential summer camp organized by Chatham University.

Meet globally-minded people from Pittsburgh and all over the world to make new friends and learn more about different cultures at our GlobalPittsburgh First Thursdays monthly happy hour. Bring your friends, family, and colleagues or come alone - we are a very friendly group!
The happy hour runs from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Roland's Seafood Grill in the Strip District (map). Tickets are required and prices range from free to $10.