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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3rd Annual Sheth International Awards
On March 18, 2015, Pitt engineering professor, Minking Chyu, was honored for contributions furthering international education, and GSPIA graduate, Asha Williams, was recognized as a young alumna for her social protection and social development work. Read more >
STARTALK Summer Russian Language
Ten Pittsburgh high-schoolers will spend four weeks in a residential Russian language program this summer at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg. The Center for Russian & East European Studies was awarded a STARTALK grant to run the program. Learn More >
Pitt in the Himalayas featured in The Times of India
Students on the semester-long study abroad program "Pitt in the Himalayas" tell reporter about their appreciation for the region's beauty and their memories of a lifetime. Read 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 »
Pitt political science professor, Dr. B. Guy Peters received an honorary doctorate from Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven in Belgium as part of the university’s Patron Saint’s Day celebration on February 2, 2015.
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Senior Zeba Ahmed is awarded a Fulbright Research Assistantship to conduct ethnographic research on the roles that Japanese community-based organizations and nonprofits play in fostering a sense of community. Zeba will live in Japan for 10 months from Sept. 2014 to June 2015. Learn More »