Events in UCIS

Friday, November 1

1:00 pm Lecture
Let's Talk Africa Lecture Series: Ghana
Location:
The Global Hub, First Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
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Dr. Jennifer Petrie-Wyman is the Assistant Director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, and Adjunct Faculty at Katz Graduate School of Business & College of Business Administration. Join us for another session of "Let's Talk Africa Lecture Series" in The Global Hub, First Floor, Posvar Hall, and she presents "Defending Business Ethics: The Power of Ghanaian Women’s Leadership in Combating Corruption and Promoting Democratic Business." Dr. Petrie-Wyman's presentation describes the power of ethics in women’s business leadership in Ghana. While previous research concentrates on women as small business owners and the glass-ceiling challenges confronting women’s leadership development in Africa, Dr. Petrie-Wyman's research examines the important role of ethics in Ghanaian women’s leadership particularly in mid to senior level management and the ways in which the inclusion of ethics in women’s leadership combats corruption, reduces sexual discrimination, and promotes democratic workplaces. The next steps required to strengthen ethical business leadership in Ghana and Africa are also discussed. Dr. Petrie-Wyman has been conducting research on education and leadership in Ghana since 2010.

1:00 pm Film
Film Screening: Yi Yi
Location:
3911 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Yi Yi (一 一) is a 2000 Taiwanese film written and directed by Edward Yang. The film's theme centers around the emotional struggles of an engineer named NJ and three generations of his middle-class Taiwanese family in Taipei.
The title in Chinese means "one by one" (meaning "one after another"). When written in vertical alignment, the two strokes resemble the character for "two": (二). Yi Yi premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, where Yang won the Best Director Award. It is now generally regarded as one of the major films of the 21st century.
- Q and A with film scholar Chris Lupke.

2:00 pm Workshop
First Time Traveler
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office
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Will this be your first time traveling overseas? We’ve all been there, so we’ve put together a guide to help you get ready for your first trip abroad. From airports and baggage to money and cell phones, learn everything you need to know about traveling abroad.

3:00 pm Lecture
Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender, and Sexuality in Modern Korea
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
3:00 pm Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 313
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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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...

Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3

5:00 pm Seminar
Global Health and Gender Equality- SDG 5
Location:
2400 Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Office of the Vice Provost Carnegie Mellon University
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With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.