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.

Tuesday, October 17

9:00 am Workshop
Intercultural Competency Workshop
Location:
Craig Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Intercultural Competency: Beyond the Basics (Pitt faculty and staff) - Working and providing services in a diverse environment requires a knowledge and understanding of cultural differences, values, and behaviors. This fun, yet informative, session will help participants gain understanding to enhance the quality of their interactions with international and diverse students, faculty, and staff at the University and elsewhere. Please register through the FSDP website here - http://www.hr.pitt.edu/training/faculty-st/internatio

11:00 am Exhibit
International Fair for Business Students
Location:
College of Business Administration - 2nd Floor - Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
International Week
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The College of Business Administration's International Programs Office will host an International Fair in the College of Business Administration to promote study abroad and other international opportunities to business students, and encourage study abroad alumni, faculty, and staff to get involved.

11:00 am Workshop
Global Drop-In Hours
Location:
2nd Floor - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
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First-come, first serve 20-minute appointments with the designated career consultant for global careers. These drop-in hours are for students who want to learn how to live and work abroad, learn about gap year programs, find H1B employers [for international students], resources and more!

12:00 pm Cultural Event
You Say Potato…
Location:
Assembly Room - William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
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The potato has been a staple of South American cuisine since the time of the Incan Empire, but the story of its migration around the world is one of not just displacement, but conquest, exploitation, famine, intrigue, defamation, delicious dishes, and semantic confusion! Follow the path of the potato through history and learn about its impact on global cuisine, language, and culture.

1:00 pm Performance
Music Performance of Julius Eastman’s Works
Location:
Bellefield Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Performing Julius Eastman's (1940-1990) works for three pianos Gay Guerilla (1980). Displacement, race, and visibility distinguish Eastman's life and work. To be performed by Ph.D. music composition and theory candidates Jason Belcher, Luhan Li, and Jeff Weston.

2:30 pm Panel Discussion
International Internship and Study Abroad Panel
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Are you interested in studying or interning abroad? Are you in or thinking about joining the OCC? Then you'll want to attend this informative session that'll feature OCC Pitt Advantage Grant recipients who've been all over the world this past summer!! Snacks and refreshments provided.

*This program is part of CDPA's Global Careers Week in conjunction with Pitt's International Week*

6:00 pm Panel Discussion
Peace Corps Education Volunteer Panel
Location:
4131 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Come here Returned Peace Corps volunteers talk about their work as Education Volunteers. Hear their stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from service.

7:00 pm Lecture
An Evening with George Takei
Location:
Soldiers and Sailors Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week
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The keynote speaker for this year’s International Week, George Takei, was interred in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. This experience became a touchstone for his life and work. Takei rose to preeminence in the television series Star Trek and its first six feature films. However, that only scratches the surface of his storied career as an actor, author, and social media pioneer. Come hear him speak about his experience as an internally displace person during World War II, his life as an actor, and the work for which he is now arguably best known, his social media presence.

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8:00 pm Festival
Non-Alcoholic Mix Off (NAMO)
Location:
Quad
Sponsored by:
International Week
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NAMO occurs in the Schenley Quad on the Tuesday during Alcohol Awareness Week every October. NAMO aims to raise awareness about the effects of alcohol consumption. The Resident Student Association (RSA) executive board, in collaboration with Residence Life and Study Abroad, organizes this event in which all hall councils and RA staffs participate. In addition, RSA invites other registered student organizations to apply to participate in this event. Each group selects a theme, decorates a table, serves a non-alcoholic mixed drink, and provides information about alcohol consumption to participants. Teams receive awards for receiving the most participant votes in the following categories: best drink, worst drink, most spirited, best international drink, and best theme.

8:30 pm Reception
VIP Meet and Greet with George Takei
Location:
Gettysburg Room - Soldiers and Sailors
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Immediately following An Evening with George Takei, Mr. Takei will meet 100 guests. Each guest will receive a signed copy of Mr. Takei's autobiography, To The Stars. Please check back on September 15 to purchase available tickets.