Burkart Holzner, UCIS Director from 1980-2000
Holzner Remembered

Dr. Burkart Holzner, former director of UCIS, passed away on August 26, 2014. During his 20-year tenure as Center's director, his foresight, energy, and innumerable contributions propelled Pitt's international agenda. Learn More >

Steve Inskeep at Pitt's Summer Seminar in Global Issues
Keeping up with NPR's Steve Inskeep

Students at the Summer Seminar in Global Issues learn about urbanization through the lens of Steve Inskeep's book Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi, and hear from the author himself. Learn More >

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China Groundbreaking

Provost Patricia Beeson was joined by leaders from Pitt and Sichuan University for the groundbreaking ceremony, July 2, 2014, for the Sichuan University Pittsburgh Institute, a new undergraduate engineering school. Read more >

Nicole Constable poses with her book, "Born Out of Place"
Hong Kong Book Launch

Asian Studies Center director Nicole Constable spoke at Hong Kong University and at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club during a book tour for Born Out of Place, her new book that details the lives of female migrant workers. Learn More >

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Visit by EU Ambassador to US

At a welcome meeting, European Union Ambassador to the United States, João Vale de Alemeida, met with students, faculty and staff to discuss Pitt's European Union Center of Excellence, March 6, 2014. The Ambassador is joined by Center director Professor Ron Linden.  Read more >


The University’s centers for European Studies, Global Studies, Latin American Studies, and Russian & East European Studies were recognized as National Resource Centers (NRC) by the U.S. Department of Education on September 29, 2014. The NRC distinction includes funding for four years under the federal Title VI program for the development of critical language skills and area expertise.  Learn More »
Ariel C. Armony will be the University of Pittsburgh’s new senior director of international programs and director of the University Center for International Studies, Pitt Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson announced on July 18. Dr. Armony will succeed Lawrence Feick, who will step down as the director of UCIS on February 28, 2015. Learn More »
Pitt sweeps both awards in national EU studies competition. The European Union Center of Excellence/European Studies Center’s virtual roundtable series, Conversations on Europe, was awarded the 2014 EUCE Outstanding Outreach Activity Award in May 2014. In March, Prof. Carolyn Ban, a Center faculty affiliate, won the Larry Neal Prize for Excellence in EU Scholarship for her book. Learn More »

UCIS This Week

Thursday, October 2

Workshop -- How to Prepare for Graduate School
A Workshop of the International Career Toolkit Series
Jonathan Harris, Anna-Maria Wallis Karnes, Patrick Cornell
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WWPH 4217
Lecture -- The Diplomat, the Dealer, and the Digger
Writing the History of the Antiquities trade in 19th Century Greece
Yannis Galanakis
4:30 pm
125 Frick Fine Arts

Friday, October 3

Symposium -- Symposium on Romani Music, Culture, and Human Rights in the Czech Republic and Hungary
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Panel Discussion -- 25 Years of the Berlin Republic
Visiting Professor Georg Menz, Department of Political Science; Ruprecht Polenz, a German politician and former Chairman of the German Bundestag’s Committee on Foreign Affairs; Margaret Littler, University of Manchester; and Jack Janes, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
4217 Posvar Hall
Lecture -- Babylon'13. Cinema of a Civil Protest
Yuriy Gruzinov
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
1700 Posvar Hall
Festival -- Hoverla Ukranian Film Festival
The Ukiranian Community of Western Pennsylvania
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Sunday, October 5

Cultural Event -- Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Celebration
Gandhi - Nonviolent Methods to Save the Planet
Dr. Pankaj Jain
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Heinz chapel

Monday, October 6

Lecture -- The Politics of State Support of the Russian Film Industry: A Critical Overview
Victor Matizen, Film Critic & President of the Guild of Film Scholars and Cinema Critics
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
G-13 Cathedral of Learning

Tuesday, October 7

Workshop -- 2014 IAIN Walisongo Academic Writing Workshop
Welcoming Reception for the Indonesian Delegations
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 5701, Posvar Hall
Lecture -- A Conflict of Interests: Croatia and the Balkans after EU Membership
Andrew Konitzer, Department of Political Science/CREES
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
4217 Posvar Hall

Wednesday, October 8

Lecture -- Let's Talk Africa- Victoria Nalongo
Victoria Nalongo, Founder of Bright Kids Uganda
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4130 WWPH

Thursday, October 9

Symposium -- (Re)Imagining and (Re)Interpreting Spaces, Symbols and Sites The Baltic Region from the 19th to the 21st Century
(All day)

Friday, October 10

Lecture -- Constructing Chinese Cosmpolitanism
Southeast Asia, Overseas Chinese, and Xiamen, 1842-1937
Dr. James A. Cook
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
4130 Posvar Hall

Saturday, October 11

Performance -- Music and Dance of West Java
The Past, Present, and Future of Sundanese Performing Arts
8:00 pm
Bellefield Hall Auditorium

ucis by the Numbers


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


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


Students received international studies certificates in 2013-14.