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.

Tuesday, March 3

12:00 pm Workshop
UCIS E-Portfolio Session
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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Do you have questions about completing your e-portfolio for your UCIS certificate? Advisors and students will be available to introduce you to the template, help you brainstorm what to say, and answer any tech questions you may have.

12:00 pm Lecture
Historical Memory and Politics in Poland: The Story of the Gdańsk Museum of the Second World War
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
12:30 pm Panel Discussion
Corporate Purpose, (Social) Equity, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals Panel
Location:
University Club Ballroom B
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for Sustainable Business
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The Center for Sustainable Business and the Global Studies Center invite you to join us for an interactive panel discussion about the role of business in driving social change in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Michael Goodhart, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Global Studies Center.

Panel includes...
-Shareen Hertel, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut
-Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, Sustainability Manager at the City of Pittsburgh
-Aurora Sharrard, Director of Sustainability, Office of Sustainability at the University of Pittsburgh
-CB Bhattacharya, H.J. Zoffer Chair of Sustainability & Ethics at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh

6:00 pm Film
CLAS Film Series: El Verde Esta del Outro Lado
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to present the Spring 2020 Latin American Film Series. This series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a Brazilian GSPIA student with experience organizing independent film festivals. The topics vary from gender issues, water rights, and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean to Latinx identity and a reflection on the tensions between parental roles and public duty.

The films will be screened approximately twice per month, though the end of the spring semester. Doors open and pizza is served at 6 p.m., and screenings will start at 6:30. Stick around after the screening to participate in a discussion with actors, producers, directors, and faculty. Films will be screened at either 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall or the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

For more information on upcoming films, email us at clas@pitt.edu

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Canceled: German Club Conversation Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Please note this language table has been canceled. Please contact upittgerman@gmail.com with any questions.

Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of German conversation practice and cultural activities.

6:30 pm Film
A Throw of Dice
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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This special event is a screening of the 2006 digitally restored print of a A Throw of Dice (director Franz Osten), a 1929 silent Indian film based on a story from the Mahabharata. The film follows two kings as they vie for the love of a hermit's daughter, the beautiful Sunita. This unique historical gem will be accompanied live by a musical score created for the film by New York jazz artist Rez Abbasi and his quartet. He composed the score on behalf of the New York Guitar Society in 2019 and subsequently released it as an album from Whirlwind Records.

A reception will take place at 5:30 pm in the Frick Fine Arts Cloisters before the film screening.

Tickets are free, but limited. To reserve a spot, please email asia@pitt.edu.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Canceled: Persian Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
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Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Shayan Jalali (shj55@pitt.edu) with any questions.

Practice your Persian language skills at our bi-weekly language table!