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 >
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 >