Events in UCIS

Thursday, November 2 until Saturday, November 4

(All day) Information Session
International Career Toolkit Series: Trans-Atlantic University Trip
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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Join the European Studies Center to UNC to learn about graduate studies abroad at Trans-Atlantic University. Contact for more information.

Friday, November 3

1:00 pm Information Session
Making it as a Freelance Journalist in Beirut
Posvar Hall 4130
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with English Department and Department of History
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Eric Reidy is a 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (BPHIL International and Area Studies and History). Learn how he prepared for his unique career path and how he goes about covering some of most compelling issues of our time. Based out of Beirut, Lebanon his investigative reporting has taken him around the Mediterranean covering numerous topics in nearly a dozen countries, with a current focus on migration and refugees.

In 2016, Eric was a finalist in for a National Magazine Award and for the Kurt Schork Memorial Award for International Journalism for his work on Ghost Boat – an investigative series about the disappearance of 243 refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. Eric has written for WIRED Magazine, the New Republic,, Foreign Policy, and VICE News, among other outlets.

5:30 pm Cultural Event
East African Cultures and Society
O'Hara Dinning Room
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program along with Swahili Students Association (SSA) and African Students Organization (ASO)
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Join us for the Annual Taste of East Africa event hosted by the Swahili Students Association in collaboration with the African Students Association at Pitt. The event opportunities for the pitt community to sample a variety of East African foods, see performances, and learn about the different cultures of East Africa represented by student organizations on campus. This is a wonderful platform for you to learn about the various East African cultures and learn about opportunities offered by the African Studies Program for studrying aborad in an East African country or participating in field based learning programs.

6:30 pm Performance
50 Years Maria Callas: A Musical Tribute
7th Floor Alumni Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with The American-Hellenic Foundation of Western PA
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Fifty years after her passing, Maria Callas remains a towering and historic Diva of opera. With her vivid interpretations, Callas succeeded brilliantly at living for her art. Soprano Aprile Millo once said, "Listening to Callas is like reading Shakespeare: You're always going to be knocked senseless by some incredible insight into humanity."

The Greek Nationality Room Committee and The American-Hellenic Foundation of Western PA present "50 Years Maria Callas: A Musical Tribute," featuring soprano Ms. Alexandra Loutsion.

The Recital Auditorium
7th Floor Alumni Hall
4227 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

A reception together with a photo, video, and art tribute to Callas will precede the main program.

Adult tickets: $50
Student tickets: $20

Please contact Sage Levy (4-6150) to reserve tickets.

Friday, November 3 until Sunday, November 5

5:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Muslims and Migration Mini Course
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Muslims migrating have had a profound impact around the globe. This course will explore the social, economic, and political dimensions of Muslims on the move throughout the globe.

Friday November 3rd: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, November 4th: 8:30am-6:15pm
Sunday, November 5th: 9:00am-12:00pm

For a fill schedule and to register, visit: