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 >
The University Center for International Studies is hosting Wines Around the World, an Open House for faculty to welcome Professor Ariel Armony as the Center’s new director and the University’s senior director of international programs. The event will be held on Thursday, March 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Remarks at 3:50 p.m.  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 >
Zeba Ahmed in Kobe, Japan
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 >
Confucius Institute honored for teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture to students throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio Learn More >
Pitt has partnered with three Western Pennsylvania liberal arts colleges—Allegheny College, Mercyhurst University, and Westminster College—to develop the Study Abroad Consortium for East Europe and Eurasia. The consortium’s first program debuted in summer 2013 with the three-week "Life After the Fall: Ukraine and Russia After the USSR," held in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Kiev, Ukraine. Learn More >
The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs have announced the 2014 John G. Bowman Faculty Grants for Research Abroad. Ten grants will be awarded to support travel abroad that will enhance classroom teaching. Learn More >