Events in UCIS

Thursday, October 17

12:00 pm Information Session
Digital Atlas Design Internship Drop-In
Location:
3900 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
International Week along with World History Center
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Please join us in the World History Center for an informal information session on the Digital Atlas Design Internship. This event is part of International Week sponsored by the University Center for International Studies.

This internship program began 2 years ago with three objectives in mind:
- Populating a gallery of atlases
- Supporting student research and expanding student skills
- Expanding a data network

Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital History Susan Grunewald will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the program and how to get involved.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Language Partner Match
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and International Week
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Interested in practicing a foreign language one-on-one with a native speaker? Join the Pitt Global Hub's Language Partner Match! Prior to International Week, interested students will submit information about the language they want to practice, as well as the language in which they are fluent and a couple of hobbies and activities they enjoy.

The Pitt Global Hub team will work to pair students with similar interests and language exchange matches. Students will have the opportunity to meet their match(es) during International Week at the Global Hub!

4:00 pm Lecture
Atoms and Aliens in Eurasian Science Fiction
Location:
5405 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Department of Communication, Department of History, Cultural Studies Program and World History Center
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Since the mid-20th century, science fiction has shaped our view of the nuclear. The possibilities and horrors of the nuclear has had a comparable impact on utopian and dystopian science fiction. American science fiction fans are well versed in the tropes. What was the relationship between the atom and Soviet/Post-Soviet science fiction? In this live interview, Anindita Banerjee will discuss the imagination of the nuclear in Soviet and post-Soviet science fiction.

5:00 pm Workshop
Tavola - Italian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
6:30 pm Information Session
Pitt To You Information Session
Location:
William Pitt Union, Room 630
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Asian Studies Center, Office of Residence Life and CCLD
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The Pitt to You program is seeking current undergraduate Pitt students who are willing to serve as student ambassadors to welcome incoming Chinese international students. This information session will provide valuable information regarding the application process and trip details. This event is free and open to undergraduate Pitt students.

6:30 pm Cultural Event
World Brew: Global Tea Party
Location:
548 William Pitt Union
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Office of Residence Life
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Enjoy teas, sweeteners and finger foods from around the world. Create your own unique blend as a take-a-way. This program is being served both hot and cold and steeped to perfection.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Happy Hour for International Postdocs
Location:
Casa Brasil
Sponsored by:
International Week along with UPPDA
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Join us to discover bites of South America with Brazilian dishes, Cuban drinks and demonstration of Salsa!! It is also a good opportunity to network with postdocs from other departments!!

This is an event for international postdocs of the University of Pittsburgh, limited to 30 attendees for a cost of 10$.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center