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Shale Gas Conference

Managing Risks in the Shale Industry: A Comparison of Policies Worldwide attracts experts from seven countries for March 18-19 conference to discuss benefits, risks and uncertainties of the rapidly expanding shale gas industry. Learn More >

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35th Annual Latin American Festival

Caribbean and Latin American food, arts, crafts, music and dance performances from noon to 10 p.m., March 21, 2015 Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street in Oakland. Learn More >

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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 >

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International Week Contest Winners

Kanyinsola Oduntan (left) chose the inaugural Pitt in Japan summer study abroad program as her grand prize for the first-ever International Week contest. Sarah Fullerton won an iPad mini, and Harinee Suthakar won a Sony NEX-F3 camera donated by Pitt Food Services.  Read more >

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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 >

Announcements

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.  Learn More »
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 »

UCIS This Week

Saturday, March 28

The European Economy in a Changing World Order
Time:
4:45 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Uri Dadush, Senior Associate, International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for Peace
Location:
Patrician Crown Mural Room, Pittsburgh Athletic Association

Monday, March 30

From Qing to ¥uan: A China symposium in honor of Evelyn and Thomas Rawski
Time:
2:30 pm
Presenter:
Loren Brandt, Pierre F. Landry, Susan Naquin
Location:
Alcoa Room, School of Law

Tuesday, March 31

Folklore, Gender, and AIDS in Malawi
No Secret Under the Sun
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Professor Anika Wilson
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall

Wednesday, April 1

Placeholder INPAC Event
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Rachel Jacobson
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Life After Peace Corps
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
Location:
3911 Posvar Hall
War, Grief and Rage: Popular Commemorations of the Maidan
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Catherine Wanner, History and Cultural Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building

Thursday, April 2

African Studies Graduating Student Presentation
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Presenter:
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Careers in International Media & Communications
International Career Toolkit Series
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Location:
4217 Posvar
Constellation and Flow: How Citizenship Captures Capital Flight
Time:
5:30 pm
Presenter:
Aiwha Ong
Location:
324 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers' Series: Peter Hessler
Time:
8:30 pm
Presenter:
Peter Heslsler, 2014/15 William Block Sr. Award Winner
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Friday, April 3

XI Undergraduate Research Symposium on Latin America and the Caribbean
Time:
(All day)
Presenter:
Location:
Slippery Rock University
When the Rainbow is not Enuf
Activism & the Everyday in London's Black Gay and Lesbian Activist Ephemera
Time:
10:00 am
Presenter:
Dominique Johnson
Location:
402 Cathedral of learning
In the Shadow of Working Men: Gendered Labor and Migrant Rights in South Korea
Part of the Worlding Korea Lecture Series
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Hae Yeon Choo
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall

ucis by the Numbers

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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.