Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 5

Languages and Cultures Across the Curriculum: Understanding the Landscape, Exploring Possibilities

Integrating languages and cultures across the curriculum is an innovative approach that fosters a holistic educational experience. By intertwining diverse linguistic and cultural elements into various subjects, students gain a deeper understanding of cultural competence and global perspectives relevant to their disciplines. This method not only enhances language proficiency but also promotes empathy, cross-cultural communication, and a nuanced appreciation for the rich tapestry of human expression. Ultimately, it prepares students to navigate an interconnected world with cultural sensitivity and linguistic versatility. The talk aims to explore models of curriculum development and assessment to build and sustain CLAC programming in higher education. The speaker also presents current practices in the Language Engagement Project at Rutgers University.

Speaker:
Doaa Rashed, Ph.D.
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of English
Director, Language Engagement Project
Co-Director, Language and Social Justice Initiative
Rutgers, the State University of NJ

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Zoom
2:00pm to 3:30pm
540 William Pitt Union

Tuesday, March 5

Spring 2024 UCIS Digital Narrative Workshops

Are you an undergraduate Pitt student planning to embark on a summer global experience? Join the Spring 2024 3-part UCIS Digital Narrative Workshop Series and create a short video to document your experience, which will be displayed on the big screen in the Global Hub!

3-part Workshop Series:
Workshop #1: Monday, February 26 | 5-8 pm | Posvar 4217
Workshop #2: Tuesday, March 5 | 5-8 pm | Posvar 4217
Workshop #3: Tuesday, March 19 | 5-7 pm | Global Hub (1st floor, Posvar Hall)

Note: Students should attend all 3 workshops. If you have class or other pressing conflicts, special exceptions might be made, although you are strongly encouraged to join as much as you can to get the most out of the experience!

Registration deadline: February 23

5:00pm to 8:00pm
Posvar 4217

Wednesday, March 6

Tuesday, March 19

Spring 2024 UCIS Digital Narrative Workshops

Are you an undergraduate Pitt student planning to embark on a summer global experience? Join the Spring 2024 3-part UCIS Digital Narrative Workshop Series and create a short video to document your experience, which will be displayed on the big screen in the Global Hub!

3-part Workshop Series:
Workshop #1: Monday, February 26 | 5-8 pm | Posvar 4217
Workshop #2: Tuesday, March 5 | 5-8 pm | Posvar 4217
Workshop #3: Tuesday, March 19 | 5-7 pm | Global Hub (1st floor, Posvar Hall)

Note: Students should attend all 3 workshops. If you have class or other pressing conflicts, special exceptions might be made, although you are strongly encouraged to join as much as you can to get the most out of the experience!

Registration deadline: February 23

5:00pm to 7:00pm
Global Hub

Thursday, March 21

Coffee With a Diplomat: Sherry Sykes

Come have coffee and refreshments with Sherry Sykes, Pitt’s own Diplomat-in-Residence! She will provide guidance and mentorship to students interested in careers, internships, and fellowships with the U.S. State Department. Sherry will be available to chat anytime between 2-4 P.M. All are welcome!

Sherry is a senior Foreign Service officer, who previously served as Consul General in Durban, South Africa, and has held diplomatic postings in Mozambique, Nigeria and Ethiopia. In D.C. she has served in the State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, leading U.S. efforts on ocean, air, chemical and plastic pollution agreements, and in combating wildlife trafficking and climate change. As Diplomat-in-Residence, she will provide guidance and mentorship to students interested in careers, internships and fellowships with the U.S. State Department.

2:00pm
Global Hub, First Floor Posvar Hall

Thursday, March 21

Home is Not a Country (GILS)

In the fifth installment of the Global Issues Through Literature Series (GILS), educators will convene to discuss Home is Not a Country by author Safia Elhillo.

This year's theme is: Marginalized Voices in Global Context: Centering Overlooked Narratives in Literature

This reading group for K-16 educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and participants brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions this year will take place in a hybrid format, with virtual and in-person discussions taking place on Thursday evenings from 5-8 PM (EST). A copy of the book and 3 Act 48 credit hours are provided for each session.

5:00pm
Zoom and 4217/4130 Posvar Hall

Thursday, April 18

International Studies Digital Portfolio Workshops

A Digital Portfolio (ePortfolio) is required for all students completing area or global studies certificates. The ePortfolio will help you synthesize your experiences inside and outside the classroom to demonstrate your understanding of world regions and global issues. You will also learn how to use the ePortfolio in future job and graduate school applications!

2:00pm
A522 Public Health - Crabtree

Thursday, April 25

UCIS Graduation Ceremony & Reception

The University Center for International Studies cordially invites students graduating in Spring and Summer 2024 to celebrate their academic achievements and receive their credentials at the University Center for International Studies’ Graduation Ceremony in the Charity Randall Theater followed by a reception in the Cathedral Commons Room.

Graduating students should look for their personal email invitations from the University Center for International Studies to RSVP and contact their UCIS academic advisor with any questions about the event. For additional details, please contact Laura Daversa at Laura.Daversa@pitt.edu

Reception to follow the ceremony in the Cathedral Commons Room.

2:00pm
Charity Randall Theater