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Pitt Poet in Cuba

Pitt poet Richard Blanco commemorated the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba by reading his specially written poem at the event on August 14, 2015.  learn More >

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Study abroad students meet NPR’s Langfitt

Students in China for the five-week study abroad program, ‘Pitt in Shanghai,’ heard from NPR’s China correspondent, Frank Langfitt, about news reporting in China. Their program includes Chinese language, development, history and cultural studies. Learn More >

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Pitt hosts Chinese Vice Premier

China’s Vice Premier Liu Yandong met with Chancellor Gallagher and visited Pitt’s Confucius Institute and Health Sciences campus on June 19, 2015. The visit was part of a three-city US trip. Learn More >

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Class of 2015 Graduates with Certificates

The Class of 2015 graduated with 201 members holding a Certificate or Bachelor of Philosophy degree in International and Area Studies. Celebrations were held April 23 and 24, 2015.  Learn More >

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Countering Violent Extremism Conference

The conference, "Countering Violent Extremism in the United States and the European Union," will bring experts from four European countries and the U.S. to Pitt on April 9-10.  Learn More >

Announcements

UCIS BOV member David Iwinski shared his views on the opportunities for Chinese investment in Southwestern Pennsylvania with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on August 16, 2015. Iwinski believes the region has appealing investment potential to Chinese companies and investors due to its manufacturing, medical device, environmental and energy sectors as well as its cost of living and quality of life.  Learn More »
On the heels of Vice Premier Liu Yandong’s visit to Pitt on June 19, 2015, Professor Ariel Armony, senior director of international programs and director of the University Center for International Studies, offers an insightful op-ed on what her visit means to the University and to the city. Learn More »
Professor Jules Lobel (School of Law) and associate professor Gayle Rogers (Dept. of English) are the 2015 recipients of a UCIS Faculty Fellowship. Lobel and Rogers will use their fellowship to organize a major international conference at the University.  The UCIS Faculty Fellowship aims to produce a significant impact on the international profile of the University of Pittsburgh.  Learn More »

UCIS This Week

Sunday, September 6

The History of the Japanese Nationality Room
Time:
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Presenter:
Mr. Arimoto, Dr. Maeshiro, and Dr. Motoyama
Location:
Japanese Room, Cathedral of Learning Room 317

Wednesday, September 9

Global Studies Welcome Reception
Welcome Back Reception for Students, Staff and Faculty
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall

Thursday, September 10 to Friday, September 11

Containing Threat Convergence, Exploiting Threat Divergence
U.S. Strategy in Dealing with Emerging Threats
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Location:
University Club, Ballroom B

Thursday, September 10

Asian Studies Center Welcome Reception
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Location:
Alcoa Room, Law School
Pitt in the Pacific Information Session
Time:
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Location:
3106 Posvar Hall (Anthropology Lounge)
Mental (Seishin) Screening
Documenting Japanese Societies: Three Observational Films of Soda Kazuhiro
Time:
7:00 pm
Presenter:
Soda Kazuhiro
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Friday, September 11

"Peace" and "Campaign" Screening
Documenting Japanese Societies: Three Observational Films of Soda Kazuhiro
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Soda Kazuhiro
Location:
121 David Lawrence Hall
EUCE/ESC Fall Welcome Reception
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Presenter:
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall

Friday, September 11 to Sunday, September 13

Brazil Today
Economy, Technology, and People
Time:
5:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
Location:
Room 2400, Sennott Square, University of Pittsburgh

ucis by the Numbers

4

The University of Pittsburgh is home to four federally funded international studies centers under Title VI of the Department of Education. 

1,707

Pitt Students participated in a study abroad experience in 2013-14. 

291

Students received international studies certificates in 2013-14.