Upcoming Events & Sustainability Activities

Peony Pavilion PerformanceAs the NCTA program has grown and expanded across the country, we have become increasingly interested in exploring ways that we can strengthen NCTA alumni teachers' interest in and commitment to improving teaching about East Asia. Within the Pittsburgh region we will support the following types of sustainability activities:



Ai Weiwei: Art & Disruption.

An NCTA Mini-Course

Saturday, February 6, 2016

This mini-course for NCTA alumni and associates is in conjunction with The Andy Warhol Museum’s exhibit on Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who is one of the most well-known artists/political activists in the world today.


The multi-day program will consist of three sessions

For the full agenda: Ai Weiwei Minicourse Agenda.pdf


Pennsylvania teachers who participate in all three sessions will receive fourteen PA Act 48 hours.

Registration is limited, and first priority is given to those who will commit to all three sessions of the mini-course, although it is possible to only attend one of the Saturday sessions.  Registration deadline is May 30th.  To register, please contact Patrick Hughes at hughespw@pitt.edu

A very limited number of travel grants (of up to $250) are available for any NCTA alumni from outside of the Pittsburgh area. 


Other related events: (which are not officially part of the mini-course, but which you are encouraged to attend):
Friday, June 3rd the Warhol Museum is open for free to see the exhibit (although we will be getting a guided tour of the exhibit on June 11th).
Friday, June 17 at 7pm: A public discussion at the Andy Warhol Museum with Alison Klayman, the director and producer of the film “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.”













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