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Confucius Institute at the University of PittsburghWelcome to the Confucius Institute at the University of PittsburghOur MissionCI-Pitt is dedicated to promoting the understanding of China through quality Mandarin language classes, and cultural and academic events about China and Chinese society. Our goal is to create and advocate an atmosphere of mutual understanding and respect between citizens of the United States and those of China and to act as a resource center on and conduit to China for the State of Pennsylvania.


Reception: Shanghai Jewish Refugee Exhibit Closing Lecture

Reception Date:
Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Reception and Closing Lecture:
Jews, China and Israel by Jim Busis, CEO and Publisher of The Jewish Chronicle.
Hillel Jewish University Center
4607 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Open free to public. Light refreshments will be served.
Any question, please contact: yuz55@pitt.edu.

Celebration: the 10th Anniversary of the Global Confucius Institutes

Celebration Date:
Saturday, September 27, 3-8:30 p.m. 2014
Teahouse: 3-5 p.m., Ballroom;
Talent Show: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Assembly Room.
Games, Prizes, Gifts, free snacks and drink.
William Pitt Union
3959 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Open free to all students, families, and the general public!
Any question, please contact: yuz55@pitt.edu.


Exhibition Date:
September 15 - October 15, 2014
Opening Lecture and Reception:
Steve Hochstadt, PhD, author of Exodus ot Shanghai: Stories of Escape from the Third Reich (2012) . Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014. 6:30 PM.
Hillel Jewish University Center
4607 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Preregistration is required for the opening lecture for all nonstudents. (Students with a valid University ID are welcome; no preregistration is required).
For registration, call 412-648-2256 or e-mail your full name to yuz55@pitt.edu.
For details of the exhibition, please click here.

Learn Chinese in Fall 2014


Thursdays (beginners) OR Tuesdays (1~2 years), September 15 - early December, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Room 316, Old Engineering Hall, University of Pittsburgh
3943 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260  (parking available at Soldiers and Sailors Garage: 4390 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213)
Instructor: Frank M. Dolce (杜启天), (716)-628-6016, fdolce1458@gmail.com.
$250 for 15 classes. Payable by check to: the University of Pittsburgh Confucius Institute.  (mail check to: Confucius Institute, University of Pittsburgh, 4400 Posvar Hall, University Center for International Studies, Pittsburgh, PA 15260)

Enrollment limited to 24.
For Registeration, please contact the instructor at: (716)-628-6016 or email: fdolce1458@gmail.com

The course is designed to give beginners a solid foundation in Chinese pronunciation, as well as a strong introduction to practical conversation and Chinese culture. 

To download 2011 CI-Pitt Annual Report 下载2011年度报告请点击链接 Click Here!

Confucius Institute Director Michele Heryford Honored with 2011 Individual Performance of Excellence Award 范美莲院长荣获2011孔子学院先进个人奖,详见链接 Click Here!