Events in UCIS

Monday, October 16 until Friday, October 20

(All day) Exhibit
Study Abroad Photo Contest
Location:
Kimbo Arts Gallery
Sponsored by:
International Week and Study Abroad Office
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From 300+ photos submitted by students who have recently studied abroad, 30 amazing shots in six categories have been selected for display in the Kimbo Art Gallery.

Come and vote for your favorite image!

(All day) Cultural Event
International Cuisine at Market Central
Location:
Market Central Cafeteria
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Join us each day during International Week for a celebration of international cuisine at Market Central cafeteria.

(All day) Information Session
Study Abroad and International Certificates Information Sessions for Freshman Studies Classes
Location:
837 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Each year during International Week, all Freshman Studies Program classes are invited to attend a 1-hour orientation to the many study abroad, certificate, and scholarship options available through the University Center for International Studies.

Monday, October 16 until Saturday, October 21

(All day) Cultural Event
International Week Service Project
Sponsored by:
International Week
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We will be collecting Panther Funds for the South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM). SHIM provides a variety of supplies to refugees in the greater Pittsburgh area. These funds will be collected all week in the Kimbo Gallery of the William Pitt Union, at the Food Trucks event, and at the weekly Thursday Farmer's Market outside the Union.

Monday, October 16

11:00 am Presentation
World History Center Open House
Location:
3900 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Please join us as we open our newly renovated space, introduce the new Center leadership, and talk about the year's plans. Light refreshments will be served.

1:30 pm Workshop
Kick-Start Your Global Career with Passport Career
Location:
224 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Interested in having an international career? Want to learn about living and working abroad or H1B employers? Come learn about this great resource on Passport Career and learn strategies and information on launching a great [global] career! This information session is open to all Pitt students, domestic and international. Snacks provided.

*This information session is part of Global Career Week during Pitt's International Week!

2:00 pm Lecture
Hope Without Future: Hong Kong Young People and Stories of Present Livability
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week
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Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong is a part of the ecologically vital, heavily populated, and hyper-urbanizing Pearl River delta region. As in many parts of the world, the people there, and the environment in which they live, are caught up in a mix of rapid development projects, cumulative environmental disasters, fraught population movements, and diverse forms of social-ecological dis-placement. Drawing from a number of years of ethnographic research in the region, this talk will trace some of the uneven impacts this entails through a discussion of how young people in Yuen Long are experiencing, navigating, and surviving these changing conditions, and how in turn they are responding. While these responses include nativism and democracy activism, as widely reported in local and international media, they also include what I call ordinary-fantastic stories of present livability. Articulating diverse imaginations of community and mutualistic belonging, these stories are both situated within the specific muddle of realities in the New Territories and are entangled in broader questions of accelerating dis-placements and diminishing life ecologies. I conclude with a discussion of what these stories have to tell us about emergent livabilities for young people in Hong Kong, or the worldings of ordinary imaginings that are fantastic and unlikely urges towards flourishing life.

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Ming. Research Director, Project Share Hong Kong; Researcher, Liberty Asia; Center Associate, Asian Studies, Research Associate, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

3:00 pm Reception
Linguistics Open House
Location:
G17 (Robert Henderson Language Media Center) Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
International Week
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The Department of Linguistics has been engaged in promoting language learning and language research since 1964. Join us now to celebrate the grand re-opening of our newly refurbished Robert Henderson Language Media Center and the Department of Linguistics Research Lab. The LMC’s PC and MAC labs support the more than 36 languages taught at Pitt—come and explore our technology and learn more about how the labs can help your students learn languages. Meet student researchers in the Linguistics Department who are conducting research on language variation, language learning, and bilingualism, and see presentations on how they are using eye tracking and other experimental methods to study language comprehension and production.

Event is from 3-5 PM. Welcome by Shelome Gooden (chair) at 3:30pm.

Event web page: http://www.polyglot.pitt.edu/events/linguistics-open-house.html
Part of International Week at Pitt. Light refreshments served.

5:00 pm Cultural Event
Speedfriending Event
Location:
Kurtzman Room - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Monday, October 16, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Kurtzman Room - William Pitt Union

Whether you’re an international student looking to make American friends in Pittsburgh or a native speaker of English interested in meeting people from different cultures, this FREE event is perfect for you! If you’ve ever heard of “Speed Dating,” this is similar. The only difference is that the objective here is to make friends. There will be structured time for short conversations, as well as time for mingling and to enjoy refreshments. Join us for an evening of lively conversation, celebrating diversity, the start of new friendships… and the chance to win a FREE study abroad scholarship and other prizes!

Advance registration is required: http://tinyurl.com/Speedfriending-Fall2017

For more information, contact rom17@pitt.edu.

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5:00 pm Panel Discussion
International Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants Panel
Location:
548 WPU
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Hear from a dynamic panel of students about their enriching educational opportunities, both domestically and abroad, with the support of fellowships, scholarships, and grants! In collaboration with CDPA and the National Scholarships Office, this program will feature diverse opportunities for students from research, foreign language study, and global opportunities [and many more!!] all while building up tremendous skills and experiences. Snacks and refreshments provided!

7:00 pm Performance
Brain Candy Podcast
Location:
Assembly Room - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Performance: FREE and open to the public

Monday, October 16, 2017
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Assembly Room - William Pitt Union
A Sugar Rush for your intellectual side, the ladies from Brain Candy Podcast, Susie Meister and Sarah Rice muse about their experiences with reality television, travel abroad, and everything in-between. Though perhaps best known for her reality TV show stardom, Pitt alum Susie Meister is well-versed in the global and social issues surrounding displacement. She has felt this first hand while participating on the MTV television show Road Rules, where she spent months outside of her normal life and confined to adventures with strangers a Winnebago. She completed her PhD in Religious Studies at Pitt in 2014, and now works as a diversity trainer and activist against prejudice. She brings that expertise to her podcast with fellow reality star Sarah Rice from MTV’s The Real World: Brooklyn, as they explore themes ranging from global travel to social media and everything in between.

Pitt students who attend will have the chance to win a FREE study abroad scholarship!

For more information, contact rom17@pitt.edu

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Awakening the Dragon and Lions Ceremony
Location:
WPU Driveway
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week along with OCA Pittsburgh - Asian Pacific American Advocates
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Please join OCA Pittsburgh in the traditional ceremony to awaken the spirits of their new dragon and lions. Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good blessing to people. In ancient China, the Dotting Dragon Eyes ceremony was traditionally done by the emperor. By using the red pigment on a brush to dot on the eyes, the dragon is “awakened." It also gives the dragon a brighter path and power, and an ability to bless people surrounding it.

In modern times, the honoree of this ceremony is often done by the highest local authority or dignitary. For the International Week ceremony, we have invited Vice Provost of Global Affairs Dr. Ariel Armony to dot the eyes of the dragons and lions to awaken their spirits.