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.
Events in UCIS
Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3
Wednesday, November 6
Formerly Distinguished Professor and Dean of the College of Energy, Xiamen University, Dr. Ning Li is the co-founder and senior advisor of Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, a US-based company dedicated to the development and commercialization of advanced nuclear energy based on innovations on fuel and micro modular reactor. His expertise addresses a key dimension of global environmental issues: how to alleviate the danger of global warming while meeting rising demands for reliable 24-hour energy. Questions? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The well-known quote by Michael Palin says, “Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote.” In addition to studying abroad again, there are many other international opportunities to explore including internships, fellowships and even graduate school. We’ll be happy to share our knowledge and resources on what is out there.
In this workshop, participants will gain access to resources on teaching about cultural interactions as a topic of study. Using examples from the arts, technology and trade, we will explore primary sources that illustrate how to teach about these interactions through documents, objects, and artworks that represent modes of interaction. They will explore the story of classical knowledge and its transfer to Europe, as well as material culture such as foods and fabrics that moved across the eras to become global consumer products. Finally, we will discuss frameworks for teaching about the world that put the "global" into world history.
Dinner, parking, and Act 48 credit are provided. Register at https://forms.gle/bcMEw8qbPMDTS5zi7.
Come by the Pitt Global Hub to meet members of the Women's International Club, an organization founded in 1938 comprised of members of the Nationality Rooms committees. Food and drink will be served, and a brief talk will be given by Sally Wiggin.
Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!