Announcements

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 >
The University Center for International Studies is calling for nominations for its two Sheth International Achievement awards. From now through July 1, 2014, you may nominate candidates for the Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award and the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement.  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 >