Events in UCIS

Thursday, October 24

12:00 pm Information Session
Pitt in Bolivia
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
1:00 pm Information Session
Pitt in Buenos Aires
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
4:00 pm Reception
Pitt Global Distinction Launch Party
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, Posvar Hall Galleria
Sponsored by:
Director's Office along with Office of the Provost
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The Office of the Provost and Pitt Global cordially invite you to a launch party for the Pitt Global Distinction on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at the Pitt Global Hub in Wesley W. Posvar Galleria. All are welcome to join the launch party to learn more about the Global Distinction.

Pitt has recently announced a new class of credential for students called a “distinction.” Distinctions incorporate a curated, synergistic combination of curricular, co-curricular, and experiential learning activities that support a student’s growth and development in particular cross-cutting target areas. Our first offering is the Global Distinction.

Please RSVP via the following link by Monday, October 21: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/74989691185

We look forward to seeing you at the launch party.

4:00 pm Symposium
EU-China Roundtable
Location:
625 Liberty Avenue, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and European Studies Center along with Confucius Institute, German American Chambers of Commerce and European Commission
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Panelists
Dr. Matthew Johnson, Principal, AltaSilva LLC and Associate Fellow, Global Diplomatic Forum
Jonas Parello-Plesner, Executive Director, Alliance of Democracies, Copenhagen and non-resident Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund
Michelle DeMoor, Senior Trade Advisor, Delegation of the European Union to the U.S.
Dr. Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Executive Director, Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study ofMultinational Corporations

Followed by reception.
Please register for free at euchinaroundtable.eventbrite.com

5:00 pm Presentation
Why BTS? Why K-pop? Global Success and UK Reception
Location:
232 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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The international breakthrough of BTS is marked by their success in the USA with their albums, Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer, in May and September respectively. Their EP Map of the Soul: Persona, released in April 2019, also topped both the UK Official Chart and the US Billboard 200 Chart. The global, US, and UK reception of BTS in the past few years, has shed a light on how K-pop has been evolving and how Asian pop music genres have been received both the mainstream music industry and consumers in the west. This process has been taking place in the context of a fast-changing ecology of the creative industries, shaped by digital technolgy and social media, which in turn mobilize and above all, empower the fancom and audiences engaged in this music form.

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