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

Friday, September 17, 2021

Pitt hiring full-time Korean instructor for Fall 2022.

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures is hiring a full-time instructor instructor of Korean to start in the Fall 2022 term.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh (hhtp://www.deall.pitt.edu) invites applications for the position of Instructor for its Korean language program, pending budgetary approval. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2022. The candidate must hold an MA degree in teaching Korean as a second language, foreign language teaching, applied linguistics, or a related field by the time of appointment and possess broad competence in teaching Korean language courses. The new hire will teach six Korean courses on all levels of both lectures and recitations per year. The successful candidate should have at least one year’s experience teaching Korean language courses at a North American higher education institution, preferably in person. Other duties may include mentoring students, normal service duties in the Department, and working with other Asia specialists in the Department and on campus.

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, teaching demonstration of a Korean language class, evidence of teaching ability (e. g., student teaching evaluations), sample syllabus for one course, statements of teaching philosophy, and diversity and inclusion, and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation (we do not need the letters themselves at this time, but we do need the names of the recommenders). to the University of Pittsburgh’s Talent Center.

For more information, contact Victoria Donahoe (vjd8@pitt.edu). In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 16, 2021.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration at Pitt, September 21.


The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Cener and Global Hub will host a Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration on September 21 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Join the Asian Studies Center and Global Hub in celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival! Take some refreshments to-go, make a paper lantern, and enter for a chance to win tickets to the Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo or some Screenshot:Asia swag.
It will be held at the Global Hub, located on the 1st floor of Posvar Hall (map). It is open to members of the Pitt community who are following COVID safety protocols; university buildings are currently not open to the public.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021


Daehwa Korean Conversation Club and the Korean Student Association at the University of Pittsburgh are hosting a Chuseok celebration at Pitt on September 19. It is open to all interested Pitt studets who are compliant with the university's COVID-19 safety regulations. Those interested should reach out to Daehwa and the KSA to learn more.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Pitt hiring Assistant Instructor in Korean Studies.

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures is hiring an Assistant Instructor in Korean Studies.
The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures seeks an Assistant Instructor in Korean Studies to teach/instruct graduate and undergraduate courses. Will also be responsible for: (i) preparing for and teaching all levels of Korean classes as required, (ii) training and observing less experienced instructors, (iii) coordinating teaching and work with the Korean coordinator and other instructors, (iv) evaluating student performances and assign grades, (v) meeting with students as needed to advise study progress, (vi) assessing program performance, (vii) holding office hours, (viii) participating in department service and professional development.

Must have a master’s degree (or foreign equivalent degree) in Korean Languages or a related field plus one (1) year of experience teaching Korean at the college level in a North American institution of higher learning.

Must also have any experience with or knowledge of: (i) Korean and foreign language pedagogy in American higher education setting; (ii) linguistic knowledge of the Korean language; (iii) pedagogical technology; (iv) excellence in teaching as measured through student evaluations; (v) research in the field of Korean as a foreign language; (vi) teaching courses related to the Korean language (e.g., hanja); and (vii) coordination and administrative.

Must also be fluent in Korean (speaking, reading, and writing).

Experience can be concurrent.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Sushi Kim 2 opening downtown in September.


Sushi Kim, which closed its famed Strip District sushi and Korean restaurant in late-2019, will open its Sushi Kim 2 downtown in September, according to the owner on Facebook. It will be located at 110 Smithfield St. (map). In 2020 it announced Sushi Kim 2 Go for N. Craig St. in Oakland, but the storefront there remains empty. The new restaurant boasts of a sushi bar and "traditional Korean kitchen," and has posted its menu on its new website:

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Pitt's Asian Studies Center offers language partner program.

The Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh is again offering its language partner program this school year.
The Asian Studies Center offers a language partnership program to match students learning Asian languages with native speakers of those languages. The Asian language learners will have an opportunity to practice their language with a peer, while native Asian language speakers will have opportunities to practice their English. Each partner will have the opportunity to build a relationship with another student across cultures. If you think you might be interested, visit our website and click here to fill out the request form. If you have other questions about the program, please contact the Asian Studies Center at asia@pitt.edu.
Those interested can register online.

Monday, August 23, 2021

SCREENSHOT:ASIA Film Festival, October 6 - 10 at Pitt.


The University of Pittsburgh's Asian Studies Center will host the first SCREENSHOT:ASIA Film Festival from October 6 through 10th. It has already announced a screening of Who Killed Vincent Chin? and a discussion of Asian horror.

A brief summary of the festival and its ambitions:
The Festival brings together students, faculty, long-term Pittsburghers, and recently arrived residents. By screening films from across Asia, we hope to create a dialog based on shared cinematic experiences, letting our audiences learn about and embrace different cultures, peoples, and ways of being in the world. Asian residents are the fastest-growing ethnic community in Pittsburgh; new arrivals include Asian and Asian American students who stay after graduation; professionals brought in by tech, biomedical, and other emerging industries, and refugee communities from Bhutan, Iraq, and Syria. By partnering with community groups—including nationality rooms and other local festivals—we will encourage on and off-campus investment in the success of the events. Additionally, screenings will bring new populations to campus, giving residents who may not know the University their first on-campus experience.

The project is also a way to engage students in practical, professional arts programming experience. Through internships, participation in the ‘Film Festivals’ course, and volunteering, students will learn how to create and execute a high level, city-wide programming event. Students will be part of all committees and areas of engagement. They will help decide which films should be screened, make decisions on graphics and marketing, and work with filmmakers, distributors, and theaters. The project allows students to learn on the ground project management.

By screening films by lesser-known artists from overseas and emerging Asian American film professionals, the Screenshot: Asia Film Festival will impact our participants and audiences in several crucial ways: firstly, it will help our audiences understand marginalized experiences inside and outside of the United States and consider the unique challenges to minority filmmakers. Secondly Screenshot: Asia will provide a space for Asian and other minority film students to meet and learn from underrepresented filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad. We know that representation matters and learning about minority professionals encourages students of color to participate in the industry. By creating networking sessions and filmmaker discussions with students, the program will help bridge the gap between potential women and minority filmmakers and the industry.
The festival was supposed to debut last fall but COVID cancelled those plans. It will succeed and expand upon the long-running Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival, which ceased operations in 2018 after rampant sexual harassment by its director was exposed.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

McKnight Road's SB Hair Salon (미용실).


Signage recently went up on McKnight Road for SB Hair Salon 미용실. It looks to be a new name for Adore Salon (아도레 미용실), a Korean-owned hair salon that opened earlier this year. The Adore sign remains above the space and on a small sign placed along the road.

It is operated by Elliot Choi (최승규), who boasts 25+ years of experience in Seoul, New York, and New Jersey. Those interested in an appointment can contact 412-318-4210 or adoresalon4814 at gmail.com, though a sign outside says walk-ins are welcomed. It is located at 4814 McKnight Road (map), in a small strip mall next to Sushi Tomo.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

"Pittsburgh KPOP Party 2021" with 412 Ktown, August 27.


412 Ktown (Kpop Pittsburgh) will present "Pittsburgh KPOP Party 2021" on August 27 at Level Up Studios.
!!ITS FINALLY HERE!!!
We are finally up and running with our
kpop events once again after a long wait^^
come join us and dance the night away to your favorite KPOP songs
Music will be provided by DJ.Kidplay (Kpop dj on tiktok )
BTS , NCT , Way V , Exo , Black Pink , Aespa , Everglow and more..
To Enter the Event We recommend everyone to wear masks ( its optional to your personal preference)
THIS IS 18+ EVENT
****$15 @ the door (Cash Prefer) if not we have venmo & paypal **** and there is parking lot next to the dance studio plus plenty of street parking
For More info : Contact us on Facebook (412 Ktown) or email us (412ktownpgh@gmail.com)
Also , We will have our group wristbands for sale at the event ($5)
Hope to see you guys there ^^
It runs from 8:30 pm on the 27th through 12:30 am. Level Up Studios is located at 4836 Penn Ave. in Garfield (map).

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Hoy Jun Park hits first Major League home run tonight.


Hoy Jun Park (박효준) hit his first Major League home run tonight in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Park was acquired last month from the New York Yankees and has played regularly, and at multiple positions, since being recalled to the team on August 1. He is the third Korean in team history to make the Pirates regular season roster.

Monday, August 2, 2021

More dates for Blackpink: The Movie, in Pittsburgh August 4 through 8.


More dates have been announced for the upcoming concert film Blackpink: The Movie, which will now play in Pittsburgh from August 4 through 8. From the distributor:
The girl group beloved by the world, ‘BLACKPINK’ celebrates the 5th anniversary of their debut with the release of BLACKPINK THE MOVIE, it is also a special gift for ‘BLINKs’—BLACKPINK’s beloved fandom—to revisit old memories and enjoy the passionate performances in the festive spirit. BLACKPINK—consisting of JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ, and LISA—has been growing explosively ever since they first stepped out into the world on August 8th, 2016, along with its fandom ‘BLINKs.’ As hectic as the past five years have been, all the memories, delights on the stage, and their shining moments have been wrapped ‘like a gift for all the fans’ in BLACKPINK THE MOVIE.
On the 4th and 8th, the originally-scheduled dates, it will play at the AMC Loews Waterfront and the Cinemark theaters in Monroeville and Robinson; on the 5th, 6th, and 7th, it will play at the Cinemark in Robinson. Tickets are available online.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Hoy Jun Park debuts for Pirates, becoming third Korean in team history.


via Chosun Ilbo
Hoy Jun Park debuted for the Pittsburgh Pirates today, going 1 for 4 and becoming the third Korean to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates in team history. Park was acquired last week from the New York Yankees and made his first MLB start today at shortstop. He is the third Korean to play for the Pirates, after Chan-ho Park in 2010 and Jung-ho Kang from 2015 through 2019, though the Pirates have had several other Korean prospects and players in their system over the last three decades.

"Hoy" is how his name has been romanized, though the Korean corresponds to "Hyo" (효). Though I don't know the details of Park's name, inconsistencies like this do sometimes happen if a family member makes a mistake applying for a passport. A Korean-language wiki, referring to another uncited article, claims the change was intentional when creating his passport in order to make it easier for non-Koreans to pronounce.

Pittsburgh Pirates promote infielder Hoy Jun Park (박효준), will be third Korean in Pirates history to make Major League roster.


On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Pirates recalled Hoy Jun Park (박효준), who was acquired in a July 26 trade with the New York Yankees. When Park plays in a game he will be third Korean in Pirates history to play in a Major League game, behind Chan-ho Park in 2010 and Jung-ho Kang from 2015 through 2019, though the Pirates have had several other Korean prospects and players in their system over the decades.

"Hoy" is how his name has been romanized, though the Korean corresponds to "Hyo" (효). Though I don't know the details of Park's name, inconsistencies like this do sometimes happen if a family member makes a mistake applying for a passport.

Friday, July 30, 2021

University of Pittsburgh hiring part-time instructors of Korean.

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures is hiring part-time instructors of Korean.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures seeks part-time instructors of the Korean language starting Fall Term 2021. Duties include teaching recitation sections. Candidates must have native language proficiency in Korean, hold at least a Bachelor’s degree, and must have status to work on campus or for the University. Prior experience in teaching foreign languages and familiarity with language pedagogy or linguistics is highly preferred. Interested applicants should remit a CV and a cover letter. The position will be filled as soon as qualified candidates are found.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Blackpink: The Movie, in Pittsburgh August 4 and 8.


The new concert film Blackpink: The Movie will play at several Pittsburgh-area theaters on August 4 and 8. From the distributor:
The girl group beloved by the world, ‘BLACKPINK’ celebrates the 5th anniversary of their debut with the release of BLACKPINK THE MOVIE, it is also a special gift for ‘BLINKs’—BLACKPINK’s beloved fandom—to revisit old memories and enjoy the passionate performances in the festive spirit. BLACKPINK—consisting of JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ, and LISA—has been growing explosively ever since they first stepped out into the world on August 8th, 2016, along with its fandom ‘BLINKs.’ As hectic as the past five years have been, all the memories, delights on the stage, and their shining moments have been wrapped ‘like a gift for all the fans’ in BLACKPINK THE MOVIE.
It will play locally at the AMC Loews Waterfront and the Cinemark Robinson and Cinemark Monroeville, and tickets are available online.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Pittsburgh Pirates acquire Korean infielder Hoy Jun Park (박효준).


The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Hoy Jun Park (박효준), along with Diego Castillo, in a trade with the New York Yankees for Clay Holmes. He appeared in one game for the Yankees this year as a rookie, and has been playing well in the minors, if baseball experts are to be believed. If Park makes the Major League roster, he will be the third Korean in Pittsburgh Pirates history, after Chan-ho Park in 2010 and Jung-ho Kang from 2015 through 2019, though the Pirates have had several other Korean prospects and players in their system over the decades.

"Hoy" is how his name has been romanized, though the Korean corresponds to "Hyo" (효). Though I don't know the details of Park's name, inconsistencies like this do sometimes happen if a family member makes a mistake applying for a passport.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

"Pittsburgh KPOP Party 2021" with 412 Ktown, August 27.


412 Ktown (Kpop Pittsburgh) will present "Pittsburgh KPOP Party 2021" on August 27 at Level Up Studios.
!!ITS FINALLY HERE!!!
We are finally up and running with our
kpop events once again after a long wait^^
come join us and dance the night away to your favorite KPOP songs
Music will be provided by DJ.Kidplay (Kpop dj on tiktok )
BTS , NCT , Way V , Exo , Black Pink , Aespa , Everglow and more..
To Enter the Event We recommend everyone to wear masks ( its optional to your personal preference)
THIS IS 18+ EVENT
****$15 @ the door (Cash Prefer) if not we have venmo & paypal **** and there is parking lot next to the dance studio plus plenty of street parking
For More info : Contact us on Facebook (412 Ktown) or email us (412ktownpgh@gmail.com)
Also , We will have our group wristbands for sale at the event ($5)
Hope to see you guys there ^^
It runs from 8:30 pm on the 27th through 12:30 am. Level Up Studios is located at 4836 Penn Ave. in Garfield (map).

Monday, July 12, 2021

"Food as Expression" workshop for high school students with Soju founder/owner, July 27 at Mattress Factory.


The Mattress Factory - Museum of Contemporary Art will host Simon Chough, owner and founder of the Garfield Korean restaurant Soju, on July 27 for a "Food as Expression" workshop for teenagers.
Are you a fan of food (I mean who isn’t)? But have you thought about how food can be creative and expressive? Founder and owner of the acclaimed restaurant SOJU Simon Chough will join us for this workshop to share about that creative expression in his own culinary practice, and we will make (and enjoy) some delicious food together!
This event is one of a six-part Teen Summer Workshop Series. "Food as Expression" runs from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Mattress Factory on the Northside (map); it is free but online registration is required.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

1998 Hong Sang-soo film The Power of Kangwon Province (강원도의 힘) online via Row House Cinema, through July 17.


Row House Cinema presents the 1998 Hong Sang-soo film The Power of Kangwon Province (강원도의 힘) online through July 17.
Presented in a beautiful restoration and newly translated, Hong Sangsoo’s breakthrough second feature, THE POWER OF KANGWON PROVINCE, is an early masterwork from the prolific filmmaker. Playing with structure, perspective and time – elements that would become hallmarks of his later work – the film follows a young woman, Jisook, who, fresh off her relationship with a married man, joins two girlfriends for a vacation in the mountainous Kangwon region and quickly makes the same mistakes, tumbling into bed with a married policeman. The film then shifts to her ex, Sangwon, who happens to be visiting the same region at the same time, and threatens to cross Jisook’s path.
Rental is $12 with some proceeds benefiting the single-screen theater in Lawrenceville.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Sushi Kim 2 opening soon downtown.


Sushi Kim, which closed its famed Strip District sushi and Korean restaurant in late-2019, has announced a Sushi Kim 2 coming soon to downtown. It will be located at 110 Smithfield St. (map). In 2020 it announced Sushi Kim 2 Go for N. Craig St. in Oakland, but the storefront there remains empty.