Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 28

Michelle Kirby & my Agro: Helping Farmers Find Financing
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:
Posvar 4217
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

Are you interested in international development? Do you have a passion for impactful social enterprise? If so, don't miss the opportunity to hear from Michelle Kirby! Michelle has spent a decade working across the globe: from Mali to Madagascar, Brazil to Indonesia, DC to the DRC. She spent three years working for One Acre Fund in Rwanda, she consulted for the World Bank and Madagascar's Office of National Nutrition. She currently serves as the Senegal Country Director for myAgro, an innovative social enterprise that provides financing to small-hold farmers who lack access from traditional banks and Microfinance institutions. myAgro's innovative bank-less savings scheme has helped increase average harvests for myAgro farmers 50-100% over traditional farms, and net farming income increases $150-$300 per farmer.

UCIS International Career Toolkit Site Visit: WholeRen
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
Contact:
Joel Garceau
Contact Email:
jdgarceau@pitt.edu

Pittsburgh is exploding as an education destination with students from across the globe! Join UCIS and the Asian Studies Center on this month's site visit to WholeRen to learn about their work on integrating and promoting Chinese-American educational opportunities and potential ways that you can get involved.

WholeRen, headquartered in Pittsburgh, was founded by Chinese and American professional educators in 2010 to create and promote cross cultural educational opportunities. WholeRen integrates a range of educational services geared towards assisting international students succeed in Pittsburgh including high school and college academic application consulting, college transfer services, skills training workshops, on-going academic counseling, immersion classrooms, and Chinese-American cultural exchanges, and executive education.

Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/bvt2C8FKIkD2wZk93 Space is limited to 10 students so sign up early! Preference is given to Junior and Senior students. You must finalize your registration with a refundable $10 cash deposit to Elaine Linn in the Global Studies Center (Posvar 4100).

Thursday, November 30

Let's Talk Africa
Identity, Culture & Education - Examples from Kenya and Ethiopia
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Derric I. Heck
Location:
4217 WWPH
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program

Derric I. Heck is a Graduate Research and Teaching Associate of the Center for Urban Education housed within the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a Diversity Scholar as well as a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow. His research includes a focus on how teachers rationalize and navigate topics of race within the classroom; how the learning environment acts as facilitator of cultural dialogue; and how U.S. teachers engage and utilize the indigenous wisdom and various cultures within Africa as a teaching and learning too. He will discuss his research using case study examples from Kenya and Ethiopia

 

 

 

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