Events in UCIS

Tuesday, September 26

12:00 pm Information Session
Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Information Session
Location:
CL 501
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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The purpose of these sessions is to explain the application process, review the application, and ensure that study proposals follow the parameters of the scholarship program. Students are strongly encouraged to begin the application process as early as possible; therefore, they should attend a session at their earliest convenience.
The sessions are held in different venues at the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union. If your schedule does not permit you to attend any of the scholarship sessions, please make an appointment with Cristina Lagnese, Scholarship Administrator at mcl38@pitt.edu or call at 412-624-6150.

Register Online for a scholarship information session here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/funding/sessions

4:30 pm Lecture
Sustainable Development Goals for a Better World: A Conversation with Jeffrey Sachs
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and why do they matter for the University of Pittsburgh? The world's best-known development economist and advocate, Jeffrey Sachs, will lead a wide-ranging discussion about the purpose and process of crafting a unified vision for the future at home and abroad. A central tenet of the SDGs is that development is a shared responsibility and that all states are responsible for achieving measurable progress toward them. In an international climate of growing inequality, growing populist nationalism, and growing controversy over migration and social solidarity, prospects for development in richer and poorer nations alike are uncertain. Please join Professor Sachs for a discussion with Pitt faculty experts about the purpose and process of Sustainable Development Goals, and discuss questions about the role the SDGs can play in the transformation of Pittsburgh and other cities and in the globalization of universities like Pitt.