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Chancellor welcomes Pitt’s international students

More than 1,000 new international students were welcomed to Pitt by Chancellor Gallagher during an outdoor reception on September 7, 2016. Learn More >

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LASA2016

Returning the city of its inaugural International Congress—New York City—the Latin American Studies Association celebrated its 50th anniversary May 27 – 30, 2016. LASA also recognized its 30-year partnership with Pitt. Learn More >

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2016 Sheth International Awards

Pitt medical educator, John Mahoney, MD, and Willys de Andrade Santos (GSPIA 2006 alumnus) are the 2016 winners of the Sheth International Achievement Awards. learn More >

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Pitt Networking Day

International alumni in 16 countries--including Argentina, Macedonia, and South Africa--will show their Pitt spirit and strengthen the global Pitt alumni network by holding events during the annual Pitt Networking Day on June 9, 2016. For the full list of global events  click here.

Announcements

International alumnus Ohjoon Kwon (ENGG 85) received The Korea Society’s James A. Van Fleet Award at a ceremony in New York on May 18, 2016. The award recognizes his outstanding contributions to promote friendly relations between the United States and Korea. Mr. Kwon is Chairman and CEO of Korea-based POSCO, a multinational steel-making company.  Learn More »
Long-term Associate Director of UCIS, John "Tom" McKechnie, died on July 6, 2016. He was 74. Tom joined UCIS in July 1981 under the directorship of Burkhart Holzner. He stepped down and returned to the Political Science department in September 1996. Learn More »
Assistant Professor Jennifer Murtazashvili from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs has been elected to the Executive Board of the Central Eurasian Studies Society. Murtazashvili, who is also an affiliated faculty member of Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, will assume her tenure as of the CEES annual conference in November 2016.  Learn More »

UCIS This Week

Monday, September 26

Holocaust Documentation in Public Archives: Ethics of Access
Time:
3:00 pm
Presenter:
Katharina Hering, Project Archivist, National Equity Justice Library, Georgetown Law Library, Washington DC
Location:
Alumni Hall, Connolly Ballroom
Recent Excavation of the Ban La Shan Hongshan Platform
Department of Anthropology
Time:
3:30 pm
Presenter:
Xiong Zenglong
Location:
3106 Posvar Hall

Tuesday, September 27

Europe’s Schengen Area e-Border Dilemma
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Dusan Soltes, Faculty of Management, Comenius University, Slovakia
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall

Wednesday, September 28

Global Issues through Literature: Multicultural Societies
Europe: Kiffe Kiffe Tomorrow
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Lisa Bromberg
Location:
Posvar 4130

Thursday, September 29

ASP Welcome Back Reception
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall

Friday, September 30

UCIS Plan Brainstorm: Outreach
Time:
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:
WPU-837
Talking About Asia: John Traphagan
Edgework: Risk and Rural Entrepreneurs in Japan
Time:
12:00 pm
Presenter:
John Traphagan
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Round Table Conversations with Experts from the Field:
Education, Health, and Medicine
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenter:
Medi Bugembe, Alison Karnes, Dr. Mark Karnes, Victoria Nalongo
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall

Saturday, October 1

Confucius Institute Day
Time:
3:00 pm
Location:
Alumni Hall

Sunday, October 2

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Celebration
"Be the Change:" Gandhi and the Next Generation
Time:
2:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

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.