Events in UCIS

Tuesday, October 15

11:00 am Exhibit
International Programs Fair
Location:
Sennott Square, 2nd Floor, Pitt Business
Sponsored by:
Study Abroad Office and International Week
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The College of Business Administration's International Programs Office will host an International Fair to promote study abroad and other international opportunities to business students. Stop by to hear from study abroad alumni, exchange students, and sample food from around the world.

12:30 pm Lecture
JMEUCE Lecture: Imagining Utopia, 1870s-1920s The Lost World of Socialists at Europe’s Margins
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
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As part of our Year of Memory and Politics and 1989 Series, the ESC, in cooperation with REEES, is pleased to welcome Maria Todorova as a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence speaker. Based on her forthcoming book on the perceived “golden age” of the socialist idea, Dr. Todorova will present the results of her research into a rich prosopographical database of circa 3500 biographies of people born in the 19th century. Based upon the diaries, letters, biographies, and autobiographies of several generations of leftists, she investigates the intersection between subjectivity and memory during the period of the Second International and reconstructs the“structures of feeling” that inspired these individuals. Lunch will be provided!

*This event counts for the UCIS1-credit pop-up course

2:00 pm Presentation
Get to Know the Global Hub
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and International Week
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University faculty and staff are invited to take a guided tour of the new Pitt Global Hub on Posvar's first floor during International Week. This is a great opportunity to learn about the space's function, design, and goals, and how to get involved!

Tours will be led by the Pitt Global Hub Manager.

4:00 pm Presentation
Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities
Location:
4303 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with and the School of Education
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Book Launch - "Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities"

Co-sponsored by University of Pittsburgh's School of Education and Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS). Join author and School of Education associate professor, Dr. Gina Garcia for a talk and Q & A about her book, Becoming Hispanic-Serving Institutions: Opportunities for Colleges and Universities. Following her talk, there will be a brief book signing. A limited quantity of copies of the book will be available for registrants for free, and other copies will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

Free and Open to the Public!

RSVP: https://app.education.pitt.edu/respond/form?id=311

4:00 pm Lecture
Studying Indian Politics with Data
Location:
3106 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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There is a long tradition of empirical studies of Indian politics that repose, somewhat surprisingly, on remarkably little publicly available data. Since the 1960s, most political scientists have not been able to rely on strong public data and have had to build their own datasets and instruments. As a result, there is a great deal of fundamental questions on India's electoral democracy that we have no answer to, such as why people vote, what are the determinants of electoral behavior, or how has the composition of India's political class evolved through time. This presentation will give an overview of recent findings on Indian electoral politics, based on the public resources built at the Trivedi Centre for POlitical Data,a nd use them to shed light on the recently conducted general election.

4:00 pm Cultural Event
International Speed Friending
Location:
WPU Lower Lounge
Sponsored by:
International Week
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Whether you’re an international student looking to make American friends in Pittsburgh or a native speaker of English interested in meeting people from different cultures, this FREE event is perfect for you! If you’ve ever heard of “Speed Dating,” this is similar. The only difference is that the objective here is to make friends. There will be structured time for short conversations, as well as time for mingling and to enjoy refreshments. Join us for an evening of lively conversation, celebrating diversity, and the start of new friendships! Seating is limited, so please register in advance to reserve a seat!

4:00 pm Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 313
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register Here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

6:00 pm Performance
Argentine Tango Demonstrations, Lessons, Practices
Location:
Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Panther Tango Club
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The Panther Tango Club at the University of Pittsburgh aims to share the love of Argentine Tango with everyone in the Pittsburgh area. We have lessons every Tuesday night at on campus at Posvar Hall, and host workshops, practices, milongas, and parties.

6:00 pm Cultural Event/Performance
Brain Candy Podcast Live
Location:
William Pitt Union Assembly Room
Sponsored by:
International Week
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A Sugar Rush for your intellectual side, the ladies from Brain Candy Podcast, Susie Meister and Sarah Rice muse about their experiences with reality television, travel abroad, and everything in-between. Their guests will be Dawn Keezer, Director of the Pittsburgh Film Office, and Bill Fuller, Corporate Chef from Big Burrito Restaurant Group.

Though perhaps best known for her reality TV show stardom, Pitt alum Susie Meister is well-versed in the global and social issues surrounding displacement. She has felt this first hand while participating on the MTV television show Road Rules, where she spent months outside of her normal life and confined to adventures with strangers a Winnebago. She completed her PhD in Religious Studies at Pitt in 2014, and now works as a diversity trainer and activist against prejudice. She brings that expertise to her podcast with fellow reality star Sarah Rice from MTV’s The Real World: Brooklyn, as they explore themes ranging from global travel to social media and everything in between.

Pitt students who attend will have the chance to win a $1,000 study abroad scholarship! Pizza will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, contact rom17@pitt.edu.

7:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Pitt German Club
9:00 pm Symposium
Global Citizens Lab
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Global Citizen Lab is a student organization aiming at bridging students from different cultural backgrounds, and bringing global, inclusive perspectives towards social and political issues through multifaceted observation and civic engagement.

We are also dedicated to maintaining an intellectual, inclusive platform for cultural exchange and social interactions among students of all backgrounds, connecting US students with international students via cultural exchange to create a more inclusive and open-minded campus.

Tuesday, October 15 until Friday, November 15

6:00 pm Lecture
Conversations on 1619 Series "Why 1619?"
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Africana Studies
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In 1619 a ship carrying 20-some enslaved Africans arrived in British North America. In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of that history-shaping event, the Department of Africana Studies and the Global Studies Center will host Conversations on 1619. Too many Americans are ignorant or ill-informed about the history of slavery and enslavement, and there are too few opportunities to have frank conversations about it. Events, aimed at Pitt undergrads but open to all members of the Pitt community, provide a space for informed, moderated discussion of topics related to slavery, whiteness, racism, and the making of our country.

6:00 pm Lecture
Conversations on 1619 Series: "Why 1619?"
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Africana Studies
See Details

In 1619 a ship carrying 20-some enslaved Africans arrived in British North America. In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of that history-shaping event, the Department of Africana Studies and the Global Studies Center will host Conversations on 1619. Too many Americans are ignorant or ill-informed about the history of slavery and enslavement, and there are too few opportunities to have frank conversations about it. Events, aimed at Pitt undergrads but open to all members of the Pitt community, provide a space for informed, moderated discussion of topics related to slavery, whiteness, racism, and the making of our country.