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.
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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 >
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 >
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.
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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.
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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 »