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Global Legacies of 1968

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the 'year that changed the world.' UCIS is commemorating this with our Global Legacies of 1968 series. Learn More >

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Coming of Age Ceremony Brings Japanese Tradition, Pittsburgh Community Together

Pitt hosts a Coming of Age ceremony for visiting students from Yasuda Women’s University. Read more >

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Summer Institute for Pennsylvania Teachers

In June 2018, high school teachers have the opportunity to globalize their classrooms while making college more affordable for their students. Applications are due by March 1, 2018.  Read More >

Announcements

The University of Pittsburgh is one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright students and scholars for the 2017-18 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Learn More »
The University of Pittsburgh and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a new ICCR Chair of Indian Studies at Pitt for the next five years. Learn More »
Assistant Professor Marcela Gonzalez Rivas, PhD, from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs is partnering with the Nine Mile Run Watershed Authority to provide a real-life learning laboratory for students and international visitors. Learn More »

UCIS This Week

Thursday, February 22 to Saturday, February 24

Modern Rivers of Eurasia: Potential, Control, Change
Time:
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning

Thursday, February 22

Justice and the Global City
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Joe Hoover
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Rebellious Youth and the Global 1960s: Politics, Punk Rock, and Propaganda in Cold War Japan
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Presenter:
Christopher Gerteis
Location:
4130 Wesley W Posvar Hall
Gendered Language: Tradition or Barrier to Equality?
Panoramas Round Table Discussion
Time:
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
CLAS Panoramas
Location:
4200 Posvar Hall- CLAS Reception Area
Rivers and History, Rivers of History- Symposium Keynote Lecture
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Terje Tvedt
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
A Discussion on the Iran Nuclear Deal with Former Ambassador Dennis Jett
Presented by the Global Affairs Club
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Dennis Jett, Professor and Former Ambassador
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Black History Month Performance
Performance Music: Theater for the 21st Century
Time:
7:00 pm
Presenter:
Rhodess Jones, Idris Acakamoor and the Pyramids
Location:
Charity Randall Theater

Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25

Global Health Mini Course
1 Credit Mini Course
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, February 23

What’s in a River? Teaching River Studies in Eurasian and Global Contexts
Time:
9:30 am
Presenter:
Ruth Mostern (University of Pittsburgh) and Abigail Owen (Carnegie Mellon University)
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
La Tierra y el Agua en los Andes--The land and the water in the Andes
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:41 pm
Presenter:
Francisco Carranza Romero (Native Quechua speaker from Áncash, Peru)
Location:
Latin American Lecture Room 171B – Hillman Library
Variance in the Latino Voting Turnout: Education, Income, and Voting Restrictions
Networking Meeting
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Presenter:
Scott Morgenstern, Political Science
Location:
A521 Crabtree Hall
Living on the Margins—Burlaki Culture and Identity on the Volga River
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted (Eastern Washington University)
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
CERIS Book Discussion Beyond Timbuktu: an Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa by Ousmane Kane
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Film Screening: Tsunami Punx
Followed by Q&A with Kaala Founder Matthew Ketchum
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location:
548 WPU
CERIS Book Discussion, 2/23
Beyond Timbuktu: an Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa, by Ousmane Kane
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Amir Syed, Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of the Islamic World-UPitt
This is Africa: Gala!
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
0'Hara Ballroom

Saturday, February 24

Teach Africa Workshop—K-16 Educators, Indigenous Wisdom and Culture
Time:
(All day)
Pittsburgh Asia Consortium Undergraduate Research Conference
Time:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location:
David Lawrence Hall
Creative Survival, Creative Performance: Perusing the New Narrative
Student Performance
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Rhodessa Jones and Pitt students
Location:
Alumni Hall 7th Floor Auditorium
Rivers Symposium Discussants’ Roundtable
Time:
3:45 pm
Presenter:
Nicholas Breyfogle (Ohio State University), Terje Tvedt (University of Bergen), and Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted (Eastern Washington University)
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning

Monday, February 26

Narrating the 'Righteous in the Colombian Armed Conflict': A Civil Pedagogy of Solidarity for Highly Polarized and Deeply Divided Societies
Time:
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Carlo Tognato, Universidad Nacional, Colombia (Director, Center for Social Studies, National University of Colombia)
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall

Wednesday, February 28

The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Screening
Time:
2:00 pm
Presenter:
Martin Votruba, Head of the Slovak Studies Program
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall

Thursday, March 1

THE 7TH ANNUAL MODEL AFRICAN UNION SIMULATION
Pittsburgh High Schools
Time:
(All day)
Location:
WILLIAM PITT UNION ASSEMBLY ROOM & BALLROOM
Love Affair, or the Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
1968: Perspectives from Eastern Europe
Time:
4:45 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall

Friday, March 2

Pitt/Penn State Global Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium
Call for Papers
Time:
(All day)
Location:
The Pennsylvania State University

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. 

1,903

Pitt Students participated in a study abroad experience in 2015-16. 

183

International studies certificates conferred in 2015-16.