Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 21

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents: Graduate Programs for International Careers in Education

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents:
Graduate Programs for International Careers in Education
Wednesday, October 21st, 6:30-7:30pm
Zoom Discussion
Are you interested in international education? Teaching abroad? Conducting educational research with global perspectives? Here at the School of Education, many of our programs prepare graduates to enter the field of international education.
Social and Comparative Analysis in Education (SCAE) MEd/MA
Early Childhood Education MEd
Foreign Language Education MEd (with TESOL Specialization Option)
Research Methodology MEd
Learn more about these opportunities from Pitt Education’s Office of Admissions & Enrollment Services.
Register at:https://signup.com/go/SubBHjZ

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Zoom Discussion

Tuesday, October 27


Peace Corps Pitt Alumni Panel
Tuesday, October 27th, 6:30-7:30pm
Zoom Discussion
Join us to learn about service overseas from Pitt Alumni that served in the Peace Corps. Gain valuable information from those who served, ask questions about service, and learn how the Peace Corps helped their careers.
Register at:https://signup.com/go/dVfvhZc

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Zoom Discussion

Friday, October 30

Lets’s Talk Africa: The Impact of COVID-19 on University Partnership across the World

A presentation by Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun, the Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University in Nigeria.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of human interaction. One important area that the global spread of the virus has affected is collaborations and partnerships among universities in different parts of the world. The norm has always been university’s representatives embarking on trips to prospective partnering higher institutions. However, with lockdowns, travel restrictions and social distancing - the international partnerships among most universities have been brought to a halt.
In the light of the foregoing, the guest speaker will discuss the following:
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected prospective collaborations among universities across the world?
What is the new normal?
The future and way forward.
RSVP and Register here.

Thursday, November 19

African Studies Program - Virtual Office Hours

Speak with African Studies Program Ambassador Emmanuel Ampofo to learn about the African Studies Program, ask questions about their certificate offerings, and more.
Zoom Link: http://https//pitt.zoom.us/j/99119766107

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Thursday, November 19

Global Issues Through Literature: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions this year will take place virtually on Thursday evenings from 5-7:30 PM. Books and Act 48 credit are provided.

5:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual - Register Online!

Friday, November 20

A Tribute to the Founding Director of the African Studies Program

Please join us to pay tribute to the founding director of the African Studies Program Professor Joseph E.K. Adjaye who passed on in 2019. 
Professor Adjaye was instrumental in the founding of the African Studies Program at Pitt and served with distinction as its inaugural director from 2001 until his retirement in 2010. He was also a renowned faculty member of the Department of Africana Studies and served as Chair (2000-2005). We are hosting this event to celebrate Joseph's life and legacy, and to establish a memorial scholarship fund in his honor. Joseph loved teaching and enjoyed taking students, educators, and community members on study and group projects abroad to various countries in Africa. He wanted them to have an opportunity for firsthand experience and learning about Africa. To honor Joseph's invaluable contributions to the Pitt community and beyond, the family of Joseph and the African Studies Program wish to establish the Joseph E.K. Adjaye Endowed Student Resource Fund that will support students to study abroad in Africa. We have launched a fundraising campaign on the Engage Pitt Platform to raise funds to match the family's gift towards the scholarship. We are asking friends, family, alumni and coleagues to donate to help us reach our target of raising $10,000 by November 30th. We are grateful for your generous support. 
Join our campaign here.
RSVP and Register for the event here!

Monday, November 30

Critical Research on Africa: New Sites of Healing: African Independent Churches & the Advent of Religious Birthing Homes

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Ogechukwu Williams, from Creighton University. More details to come!

4:30pm to 6:00pm
3703 WWPH