Week of March 11, 2018 in UCIS

Sunday, March 11

8:30 am Conference
Intersections of Colonialism and Medicine in East Asia
Location:
Conference Room A, University Club
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with National Shimane University, Institute of Taiwan History and Academia Sinica

Monday, March 12

12:00 pm Information Session
UCIS Chat & Chew #1
Location:
Conference Room 700, William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Director's Office
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For Students enrolled in UCIS Certificates

The University Center for International Studies would like to invite you to join us for lunch or dinner at one of our upcoming UCIS Chat & Chew sessions--March 12-20, 2018.

We are interested in hearing about your experiences with your certificate program so far and eager to hear your feedback on the new Suitable and E-portfolio features of myPittGlobal.

If you have 90 minutes to spare over lunch or dinner, please join us for food and conversation. Your participation will also earn you points toward the "Collaboration and Communications" competency in myPittGlobal(Suitable)!

Thanks for making the time to help us to personalize your experience with our programs!

1:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Hot Topics, Global Perspectives
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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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!

4:00 pm Film/Lecture
Film Screening: “Confrontation: Paris 1968”
Location:
Posvar 4130, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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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.

4:30 pm Presentation
The Maritime History of the Haitian Revolution
Location:
3703 Posvar Hall
Announced by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of Department of History
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The Atlantic History Seminar Presents:

Julius Scott
University of Michigan

The Maritime History of the Haitian Revolution:
A Discussion with Julius Scott of his forthcoming book, The Common Wind

Commentary by Robin D.G. Kelley (UCLA), and Peter Linebaugh (University of Toledo)

5:00 pm Lecture
Erased: Holocaust Memory in the Ukrainian-Romanian-Moldovan Borderlands
Location:
502 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
Center for Russian and East European Studies on behalf of Jewish Studies Program
5:00 pm Information Session
UCIS Chat & Chew #2
Location:
Conference Room #700, William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Director's Office
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For Students enrolled in UCIS Certificates

The University Center for International Studies would like to invite you to join us for lunch or dinner at one of our upcoming UCIS Chat & Chew sessions--March 12-20, 2018.

We are interested in hearing about your experiences with your certificate program so far and eager to hear your feedback on the new Suitable and E-portfolio features of myPittGlobal.

If you have 90 minutes to spare over lunch or dinner, please join us for food and conversation. Your participation will also earn you points toward the "Collaboration and Communications" competency in myPittGlobal(Suitable)!

Thanks for making the time to help us to personalize your experience with our programs!

Tuesday, March 13

12:00 pm Lecture
The European Approach to Choice of Court Agreements
Location:
Barco Building, Alcoa Room
Announced by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence on behalf of Center for International Legal Education
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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.

4:30 pm Workshop
Digital Portfolio Drop-In Sessions
Location:
3127 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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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

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Conversations on Europe - May 1968 and the Legacies of Protest in France
Location:
4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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Part of the ESC Participation and Democracy 2017-18 Series and its series of Virtual Roundtables, Conversations on Europe.

2:30 pm Career Counselling
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series: Site Visit To Global Switchboard
Location:
The Global Switchboard
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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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

5:00 pm Reading Group
Book Discussion with Deepa Iyer
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Alliance for South Asians in Pittsburgh
5:00 pm Information Session
UCIS Chat & Chew #3
Location:
#700 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Director's Office
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For Students enrolled in UCIS Certificates

The University Center for International Studies would like to invite you to join us for lunch or dinner at one of our upcoming UCIS Chat & Chew sessions--March 12-20, 2018.

We are interested in hearing about your experiences with your certificate program so far and eager to hear your feedback on the new Suitable and E-portfolio features of myPittGlobal.

If you have 90 minutes to spare over lunch or dinner, please join us for food and conversation. Your participation will also earn you points toward the "Collaboration and Communications" competency in myPittGlobal(Suitable)!

Thanks for making the time to help us to personalize your experience with our programs!

7:00 pm Lecture
A Conversation with Deepa Iyer
Location:
Room 548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Alliance for South Asians in Pittsburgh
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Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American activist, writer, and lawyer. Please join us for a conversation about her recent book We Too Sing America which explores how emerging communities of color and immigrants can transform America's changing racial landscape. Through storytelling and policy analysis around racial flashpoint, Iyer traces the impact of post 9/11 national insecurities, anti-immigrant sentiment and racial anxiety on South Asian, Muslim, Arab and Sikh communities.

Reception to start at 6:15 pm ahead of the lecture. Event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 15

4:30 pm Lecture
Whose Golden Door? The Global Challenge of Migration
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with and Humanities Center
8:00 pm Film
8 Borders, 8 Days
Announced by:
Global Studies Center on behalf of The Ridgeway Center and Hello Neighbor
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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

(All day) Student Club Activity
Euro Challenge
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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Launched in 2006, Euro Challenge is an exciting educational opportunity for 9th and 10th grade high school students to learn about the European Union (EU) and the euro. Teams of three to five students are asked to make presentations answering specific questions about the European economy and the single currency, the euro. They are also asked to pick one member country of the “euro area” (the 19 EU member countries that have adopted the euro so far), to examine an economic problem at the country level, and to identify policies for responding to that problem.

3:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Undergraduate Research Toolkit Series
Location:
5400 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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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!

3:30 pm Colloquium
Archaeology for the People: A Review of Public Archeology in China
Location:
3106 WWPH
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of Department of Anthropology
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"Public Archeology" has become a fashionable buzz-word in China in recent years. As an experienced and active presenter of archeology to the public, Dr. Wang will talk about the current situation, problems and prospects of public archeology in China. He will also discuss activities carried out by the Center for Public Archeology at Capital Normal University.

5:30 pm Film
Film Screening: A Taxi Driver
Location:
4130 WWPH
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with East Asian Languages and Literatures, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and Film Studies Program
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A Taxi Driver (2017) directed by Jang Hoon. The 1980 Gwangju Massacre, a cataclysmic event in South Korea's march towards democracy, is revisited through the eyes of a German reporter (Jürgen Hinzpeter) and a Korean cabbie (Kim Sa-bok) who helps him get the truth about Gwangju out to the world.

Saturday, March 17

9:00 am Teacher Training
Global Interdisciplinary Working Group
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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What does it mean for a course, module, or lesson to be “global’? In part, it means looking at a question from multiple lenses—whether political, economic, social, cultural, ecological, or other. What better way to approach global curriculum planning (and to model collaborative learning for our students!) than to partner with colleagues from other disciplines in the same school? The University Center for International Studies at Pitt is offering a new program that will provide teachers with the time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lesson. Science and French teachers might team up to offer a lesson on global warming in the francophone world; or Art, English, and Social Studies teachers might develop a unit on responses to the global refugee crisis in art and literature. We are looking forward to hearing your ideas!

We are currently accepting applications from teams of 2-4 teachers. We will meet three Saturday mornings (3/3, 4/7, and 5/5) from 9-12noon, and new content must be taught in the 2018-2019 school year. At each meeting, you will work intensively with your teammates, receive feedback from other participants, and learn about strategies for interdisciplinary teaching. We welcome teams that include teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Ideally, each member of the team should interact with the same group of students.

5:30 pm Performance
Dhirana National Dance Competition
Location:
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of
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Doors open at 4:45 pm. Show starts at 5:30 pm. All proceeds will be donated to the Birmingham Free Clinic.