Events in UCIS

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.

Wednesday, November 13

10:00 am Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 337
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...

12:00 pm Information Session
Pitt in/Global Business Institute Buenos Aires
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Interested in studying abroad and/or interning in Buenos Aires? Come out to this info session to learn more.

4:30 pm Lecture
Mapping Ancient Texts: Digital Visualizations in Classics Teaching and Research
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Department of Classics
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This presentation explores some applications of digital mapping technology for pedagogy and research. It discusses Mapping Ancient Texts: Visualizing Greek and Roman Travel Narratives (MAT) (http://mappingancienttexts.net), a queryable web-based geospatial interface capable of visualizing multiple ancient Mediterranean travel narratives simultaneously. It was created by a team of Kenyon College faculty, staff, and students. MAT is inspired by the many excellent research and pedagogical projects that apply GIS technology to the study of the ancient Mediterranean, especially the Ancient World Mapping Center, Pleiades, and Pelagios. Our project is distinguished by its special focus on not just visualizing geographical coordinates, but also representing movement between places. The first part of the talk presents the methods through which the project team is developing the MAT interface and looks at a case study in which MAT’s visualization of all travel narratives that mention the town of Cassiope on Corcyra is used to inform the interpretation of Propertius 1.17. The second part of the talk discusses a project undertaken in an undergraduate Classics course in which students create visualizations from geo-spatial information in Cicero’s letters.

5:00 pm Cultural Event
Film Screening: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
Location:
The Global Hub, First Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
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Join us for a Watch Party in the Global Hub, as we share a brand-new film about Pitt Alumna and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai of Kenya. Kenyan tea, snacks and free t-shirts provided for the first 20 attendees. We'll also share the Planting Ideas Action Guide, a booklet based on the documentary and the mission of The Green Belt Movement created by Wangari in Kenya. Wangari lived a life of planting both ideas and trees. Her legacy is best reflected in her own words:"It is the people who must save the environment. It is the people who must make their leaders change. And we cannot be intimidated. So we must stand up for what we believe in."

Be sure to stop by pay homage to Dr. Maathai's memorial plaque, garden and greenspace featured on the front lawn of the Cathedral of Learning, Fifth Avenue Entrance.

6:15 pm Workshop
Polish Conversation Table and Tutoring
Location:
329 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Improve your Polish, meet other Polish students, prepare for oral exams and learn more about Polish culture!

7:30 pm Cultural Event
International Game Night
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Office of International Services
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Come by the Hub to play table and card games and make a new friend! International students will have the opportunity to teach different games from their home countries. This is a great opportunity to find a potential language partner, or meet someone from another culture.