Week of March 11, 2018 in UCIS
Sunday, March 11
Monday, March 12
Grab a coffee and join the Global Studies Center for the first of our monthly series where we host an informal discussion about a pressing issue of the day. Get global insight and bring your thoughts to share or questions to have addressed. Cookies served!
Join us for a screening of “Confrontation: Paris 1968” and a conversation with one of the filmmakers, Pitt’s own Emeritus Professor of History, Seymour Drescher.
Tuesday, March 13
In her presentation, Professor Ragno will discuss the special characteristics of choice of court agreements in the EU, and will touch on the impact on these agreements of Brexit. Prof. Ragno graduated in Law (J.D.) with honors at the University of Bologna and obtained her PhD degree from the University of Verona. Her teaching and scholarship span Private International Law, European Law International Commercial Law and International Arbitration.
She is a Visiting Distinguished Fulbright Chair at the University of Pittsburgh for spring 2018.
Dr. Jared McCormick, Visiting Professorship in Contemporary International Issues, will welcome students to drop by his office to discuss and share ideas on how to effectively create a digital portfolio required for all GSC undergraduate students, that adequately reflects their academic and co-curruicular experiences. Learn more about Dr. McCormick's experience with digital interface and methodologies: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/content/visiting-professor-contemporary-...
Wednesday, March 14
Part of the ESC Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series and its series of Virtual Roundtables, Conversations on Europe.
Having a global perspective is often taken to mean traveling to other countries, and keeping up with news around the world…and although that can be a part of developing a global lens, there are ways to develop a paradigm of global concern in Pittsburgh. Opportunities to foster diversity and inclusion are everywhere, and The Global Switchboard is a network organization that works to highlight some of those opportunities. Come visit and hear from The Global Switchboard at its co-working space in Lawrenceville, where you'll also get to interact with other global organizations that are part of the network.
Meet with Nathan Darity, Executive Director and Alaa Mohamed, Program Coordinator and with leaders of NGOs. Learn about internships opportunities at the Switchboard and more!
We will depart Pitt at 2:30 PM and return by 4:30 PM. Students should meet in the Global Studies Office, 4100 Posvar Hall by 2:25 PM on the 14th.
Register to attend here: https://goo.gl/forms/ELywsm52SlgKRYSN2
Thursday, March 15
Michael White is the Robert E. Turner Distinguished Professor of Population Studies at Brown University, where he is also Professor of Sociology and Director of the initiative in Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences. White's research covers a wide array of topics within the broad area of migration and population distribution: from urban residential segregation, to rural-urban migration in developing societies, to contemporary international migration and immigrant assimilation. White's publications reflect his combination of sociology, demography, and public policy interests.
The Global Studies Center's support of the Faculty Development Seminar, "Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human," now in its third year, in partnership with Pitt's Year of the Humanities initiative, will continue, with three more events scheduled through the spring. The popular and provocative lecture series which began in the fall examines the global and humanistic themes of Migration.
A single mother shows us the consequences of closing America’s doors to families fleeing war. With no answer to her application for resettlement in the US, and every other path to safety closed off, a smuggler’s raft to Europe was the only way out. 8 Borders, 8 Days is her story; the intimate details of why a fiercely-determined mother is willing to risk her children’s lives for a better future and an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety.
Friday, March 16
This is the last installment of a 4-part Global Studies Center series to equip students to pursue research within the framework of the multidisciplinary field of global studies. The series is designed for students at any stage of their academic career. It's a must for students considering pursing a BPHIL, an honor's thesis, or enrolling in a graduate program in the future. Dr. Michael Goodhart, GSC Director and Professor of Political Science, along with GSC faculty will provide insight based on their experience on conceiving research ideas, formulating research questions, identifying methods to consider to collect and analyze data, ethically gathering data working within university research guidelines and lastly presenting and disseminating data using traditional methods and new forms of digital media. Each session will include ample time for discussion so bring your ideas and questions!
Saturday, March 17
Let's Explore Africa Quiz Competition for 4th-7th grade students! 4th-7th grade @10:30am, 8th to 12th grade @11:30am!
Register at www.letsexploreafrica.net!
Purpose and Mission-
Let's Explore Africa is a quiz competition about Africa. Africa, the second largest continent in the world and home to over a billion people is perhaps the most misunderstood region on the planet. To some it is a country, to many it is an area plagued with diseases, and to a few it is just a safari. Dr. Sandra Frempong, an accountant and educator wrote books and created the quiz competition to help broaden people's knowledge about the continent. The quiz competition started in 2014. Contestants have thoroughly enjoyed playing the fun trivia and learn more about Africa as they navigate the continent from Cape Town to Casablanca. Players answer multiple choice questions at various difficulty levels. Questions highlights geography, entertainment, people, literature, symbols, resources, etc.
Eligibility- The competition is open to the general public, admission is free and the minimum age to compete is ten (10). There are tournaments for K-12 and college students. We strongly encourage and welcome schools to participate. Eligible k-12 students will compete at grade levels as follows
Level 1 = (4th - 6th graders)
Level 2 = (7th - 9th graders)
Level 3 = (10th - 12th graders)
1) The competition will be offered in two rounds.
2) Student can compete as a team or as individual for the preliminary round.
3) In Round 1 (first 20-30 trivia questions) student/s with the most correct answers will advance to Round 2 (final).
4) In the final round, the match-up will be team versus team or individual versus individual. Therefore, if only one team remains, the group members from that team shall select a delegate who will compete against other 'individual' students. However, should the reverse be the case, that one student will have the option to compete alone against the remaining teams.
5) Round Two (second 40-60 trivia questions): Student/s with the most correct answers is the winner.
6) If there is a tie, a tiebreaker question will be offered.
How much do YOU know about Africa? You are invited to join us in this fun, educational quiz competition. Come and test your knowledge. Be a contestant!
Let’s Explore Africa!