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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 >

pitt in the Himalayas students
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 >

Dr. Stephen Hanson, College of William and Mary
UCIS Faculty Forum

Keynote speaker, Dr. Stephen Hanson, from the College of William and Mary, kicked off the UCIS Faculty Forum series, October 14, 2014. Pitt faculty heard about the future of international and area studies and the implications for research funding.  

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 >

Announcements

Congratulations to Meredith Fahey who received one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s “40 Under 40” awards on October 24, 2014. Meredith holds a 2012 graduate Certificate in Russian and East European Studies and a master’s from GSPIA. She serves as the workplace project manager for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development where she undertakes large-scale regional projects.  Learn 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 »

UCIS This Week

Monday, January 26

Race, Sex, and Human Evolution
Original Humans: What Did Extinct Humans Really Look Like?
Time:
8:00 pm
Presenter:
Ms. Elisabeth Daynès, Cofounder and Director, Atelier Daynès, Paris
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Thursday, January 29

Euromaidan, Crimea and War with Russia: Why 2014 Will be Remembered in the Same Way as 1991
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Taras Kuzio, Senior Research Fellow, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building
Japanese Language Exchange in Shadyside
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Location:
Kenmawr Apartments (401 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA)
The Myth of McDonaldization: Globalization of Main Street in Japan
Time:
6:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Keith Brown
Location:
USX Building, Conference Room 33C12

Friday, January 30

VISUAL ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIATION AND LEARNING TO READ ACROSS WRITING SYSTEMS
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Li-Yun Chang, Instructor, Department of Applied Chinese Language and Culture, University of Pittsburgh
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
From Persianate City-State to Russian Protectorate: Bukhara as a Center of Eurasian Exchange (1747-1917)
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
James Pickett
Location:
History Dept Lounge (3702 Posvar)

Friday, January 30 to Sunday, February 22

BRAHMAN/I: A One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show
Time:
12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Presenter:
Aditi Brennan Kapil
Location:
Temple of Comedy, Quantum's pop-up club, 113 N. Pacific Avenue, one block off Penn Avenue in Garfield

Monday, February 2

Vera Zolotareva and Xin Fanbin. The rise and fall of different careers in the Sino-Russian borderland
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
Sören Urbansky
Location:
History Dept Lounge (3702 Posvar)
Diplomatic Reflections
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Christopher R. Hill, U.S. Ambassador, Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver
Location:
3911 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.