Thursday, January 23
Race, Science, and Technology in the Global African World: A lecture Series presented by the Department of Africana Studies
The Speaker is Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies and African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
In her book, Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with monopoly status of a relatively small number of internet search engines, leads to biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color.
The lecture is co-organized by the Information Ecosystems Series (a Sawyer Seminar supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), Co-Sponsors include the African Studies Program, The African American Program at the Senator John Heinz History Center, and the Pittsburgh Branch of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS).
109 Barco Law Building
Thursday, January 30
ARYSE is a local organization that facilitates after school and summer programming for immigrant youth in Pittsburgh. They are currently recruiting for directors and counselors (paid positions) for their summer program, PRYSE Academy.
Through engaging academic curricula, creative expression workshops, team-building activities, field trips, and soccer programming, PRYSE is proven to help participants develop literacy skills, build personal confidence, prepare for the school year, and deepen their sense of belonging.
Come by the Pitt Global Hub to learn more about this incredible organization and how you can apply.
Pitt Global Hub
Thursday, February 6
For those attending the Washington DC Trip on February 20 and 21, please plan on joining Erin Wheeler, Career Consultant in the Career Center for a presentation on best practices for creating an elevator pitch to have ready to connect with experts and alumni that you will meet while in DC.
4217 Posvar Hall
Monday, February 10
Critical Research on Africa: Doctors, Termites and Princesses: Landscapes of Health and Medicine in East Africa
Join us for a lecture by Dr. Neil Kodesh, from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. More details to come!
Wednesday, February 12
This event is a live interview with Joanna Bockman (George Mason University). This event is a part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.
Alcoa Room, 209 Barco Law Building
Thursday, February 20 to Friday, February 21
Together the African Studies, Global Studies, and Russian/East European Studies Centers are organizing a career networking trip to Washington D.C. on February 20-21, 2020. Students will meet with experts and alumni in various fields in order to learn about different career opportunities and gain an insider’s perspective on the different organizations in Washington, D.C. Meetings will be arranged into four different content areas:
• Global Health
• Human Rights/Human Security
• International Security and Diplomacy
• International Development
Along with scheduled meetings at consulting firms, think tanks, non-profits, and government agencies there will be a reception to meet UCIS and Pitt alumni. Pending funding, up to forty students will be selected to go with representation from all the centers.
Thursday, February 20
This event is a live interview with Martha Lampland (UC San Diego). This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Thursday, February 27
This event is a live interview with Priya Lal (Boston College). This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.
211 David Lawrence Hall
Thursday, March 5
This event is a live interview with James Heinzen (Rowan University). This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present and Future Pop-Up Course.
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Monday, March 16
Join us for a lecture by Dr. Robin Chapdelaine, from Duquesne University. More details to come!
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